Saturday, March 11, 2017

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opinion, the President provided some suggestions, but Netanyahu smiled and will continue his aggressive annexations of Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank

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Reasonable Apprehension of Bias
Miracle v. Maracle III, 2017 ONCA 195: [2] The test for reasonable apprehension of bias laid down and consistently endorsed by the Supreme Court of Canada is: what would an informed person, viewing the matter realistically and practically—and having thought the matter through—conclude. Would he think that it is more likely than not that [the decision-maker], whether consciously or unconsciously, w
Expert Police Evidence Excluded for Lack of Independence
R. v. McManus, 2017 ONCA 188: (c) The Relevant Principles [63] To be admitted into evidence, an expert's opinion must be (1) logically relevant to an issue in the proceedings; (2) necessary to assist the trier of fact; (3) not precluded by an exclusionary rule; and (4) tendered by a properly qualified expert: Mohan , at pp. 20-25. The trial judge also has residual discretion to exclude evidence t
Lawsuits are to be determined on the pleadings
Moore v. Sweet, 2017 ONCA 182: [39] This Court has made it clear on a number of occasions that lawsuits are to be decided within the boundaries of the pleadings (i.e., the documents framing the issues), and based on findings and conclusions that are "anchored in the pleadings, evidence, positions or submissions of any of the parties". Otherwise, they are "inherently unreliable" and "procedurally
Better to Be Fair Than Fast
Traditionally in Canada very serious criminal cases go to trial only after they have been reviewed by a judicial officer who hears from witnesses and decides there is enough evidence to make a trial necessary. The idea is that someone ought not to be put on trial for a serious case like arson or manslaughter or kidnapping without having an independent judicial officer listen to at least some of t
Role of Trial Judge: Nelson (City) v. Mowatt, 2017 SCC 8
It is not the role of appellate courts to second‑guess the weight to be assigned to the various items of evidence. Absent palpable and overriding error — that is, absent an error that is plainly seen and has affected the result — an appellate court may not upset a fact‑finder's findings of fact.
Speedy Trial
How long should a criminal case take to get heard? The Canadian Constitution provides that anyone charged with an offence is entitled to a speedy trial. The concept is that having a charge hanging over your head for a long time is not fair - what's more evidence for trial may not last well. Witnesses' memories fade over time and proving a case becomes progressively harder as time goes on. Society

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Mardi Gras Pass is building land. Here’s why it’s important ~ Theryn Henkle
Mardi Gras Pass is building land. Here’s why it’s important ~ Theryn Henkle
Hankering for oysters? Here's how your craving is helping save Louisiana's coastline ~Janet McConnaughey, The Advocate
Hankering for oysters? Here's how your craving is helping save Louisiana's coastline ~Janet McConnaughey, The Advocate

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Water: India Victimizes Pakistan
Pakistan is facing acute shortage of water, as being on lower riparian in connection with the rivers emanating from the Indian-Occupied Kashmir. Since its inception, India has never missed an opportunity to victimize Pakistan by creating deliberate water scarcity with the aim to damage the latter agriculturally. Historically, India has been trying to establish her … Water: India Victimizes Pakist
TTP Connections
In the recent past, new wave of terrorism in Pakistan’s province of Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed several innocent people, while various terrorist outfits such as the Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL) and the affiliated faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (TTP-JA also known as … TTP Connecti
Importance of the Baloch Cultural Day
Every year on March 2, Baloch Cultural Day is being celebrated with the aim to highlight and promote the diversified and rich Balochi culture. The importance of this very day could be judged from the fact that it is being commemorated not only in various districts of the Balochistan province, but also throughout the country … Importance of the Baloch Cultural Day is a post from News Center Pk .
Nepal: A Memorandum about Indian Permanent Membership of the UN
It is misfortune that by ignoring the modern global trends like renunciation of war, peaceful settlement of disputes and economic development, India continues its hegemonic designs by threatening the security of South Asia and Asia in particular and the entire world in general. Besides other neighbouring countries, Nepal is another victim of the Indian hegemonic … Nepal: A Memorandum about Indian
Modi Led the Gujarat Riots
The 2002 Gujarat riots were a three-day period of communal violence in the Indian state of Gujarat by extremist Hindus under the guidance and command of the Indian Prime Minister Narinder Modi who was chief minister of Gujarat and mastermind the massacre of the Muslims. Besides previous massacre of Muslims, more than 2500 Muslims were … Modi Led the Gujarat Riots is a post from News Center Pk .
Confused Trump: Terror Attack Occurred in Pakistan’s Town of Sehwan, Not Sweden
US new President Donald Trump confused the Swedes and Pakistanis in particular and the people of other countries of the world in general by confusing the terror attack in Pakistan’s town of Sehwan with Sweden. Sehwan is a historic town located in Jamshoro District of Sindh province in Pakistan. It stands on the west bank … Confused Trump: Terror Attack Occurred in Pakistan’s Town of Sehwan, Not S

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Who needs clean air, water & soil?
Well then. If there was ever any doubt that the new administration's oft-stated commitment to "clean air and water" was insincere, there's no question now. Just as Trump was reading these hollow words in his address to Congress, his team was proposing draconian cuts to the agency whose job it is to protect our resources and health. This is both hugely irresponsible and foolish. For one thing, sci
"New" pesticides, same Monsanto story
Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rubberstamped Monsanto’s newest formulation of the herbicide dicamba for use on the corporation’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybean and cotton seeds. Expecting that this approval will lead to a dramatic increase in use of the herbicide dicamba, PAN and partners just filed a federal lawsuit challenging the agency's deci
A fighting chance for Minnesota bees
As Scott Pruitt takes over as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, it's clearer than ever that our federal decisionmakers won't be stepping up to protect communities — or our food system — from pesticides anytime soon. It's that much more important therefore for state and local leaders to do their part. Here in Minnesota, decisionmakers are beginning some important steps to protect pollin
Standing up for science
Lately scientific evidence seems to matter a lot less than it used to. It's not that evidence hasn't been ignored by policymakers in the past. But there are some unique things happening under the new administration that seem to directly and fundamentally challenge the value of science. Across the country, scientists are responding by standing up and speaking out. Years ago, my roommate shared som
Food & Farm Lobby Day in Iowa
In early February, a mighty group of Iowa farmers congregated at the Iowa state capitol to participate in the Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) annual Food and Farm Lobby Day. A carload of my farmer friends and I were thrilled to have the chance to speak with our legislators about the obstacles that beginning farmers so often face in our current system of agriculture. Every year, the membership of IFU des
#NoBanNoWall & justice for all
Rational and just immigration policies are central to a healthy and functioning U.S. food system. Unfortunately, the new administration seems determined to push us in the opposite direction. In the midst of a barrage of hurried and unorthodox executive orders in the first weeks of the new administration, two orders passed beneath the President’s pen concerning immigration. Both are bad for farmwo

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Save the date! Symposium on Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research, November 15-16, 2017
Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research, symposium in Gothenburg, November 15-16, 2017. Save the date! The World Health Organization identifies antibiotic resistance as a global challenge so serious that it threatens the fundamental achievement of modern medicine. Ethics and value conflicts are at the centre of this challenge: understanding its nature
The Leadership Moral Qualities of President Donald "So-called POTUS" Trump
The new US president, Donald Trump, has now been in office for some – very brief – time. Mostly these beginning days of a new presidency – or a new cabinet in a parliamentary democracy – are ones of relative calm and ease; of settling in and attending to the formalities necessary to, thereafter, be able to rule for real and do one's best to realise whatever political program one has been elected
Independent Science Journalist Who Exposes Research Fraud, Ethics Breaches & Corruption Threatened by Lawsuits: Here's How You Can support Him!
As I have been reporting before , no holds barred independent German science journalist Leonid Schneider, who runs the blog For Better Science to expose and call out science fraud , ethics breaches and general scientific hype and institutional corruption, particularly in the life and medical sciences, has recently been hit by civil lawsuits to silence his reporting. Besides the couple of Thorsten

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Face The Nation
Nero v2.0
Bird Is The Word
Maybe you’d better sit down for this one. According to a report by Politico , corned-beef dirigible Donald Trump, a skill-free inheritance baby with a virtually unbroken lifelong track record of incompetence and failure, has found that running the United States government is a tougher job than lending his name to mail-order steak delivery scams run by other people. Because he is a world-historica
The Americans Are Too Stupid To Even Have A Country
“ Better to get your news directly from the president ,” Republican congressman Lamar Smith said last month. “In fact, it might be the only way to get the unvarnished truth.” You may call that sentiment Orwellian, but nine out of ten Republicans would call it common sense: A new poll from Emerson College finds 90 percent of Republicans believe that the Trump administration is “truthful”—while les
Terminator Tantrum
So it seems the reason Herr Twitler cannot stop screaming, all day and all of the night on his twit machine, and even at the National Prayer Breakfast , about Arnold Schwarzenegger, is because when NBC selected the Austrian actor as Mongo’s replacement on Celebrity Apprentice , it spurned Mongo’s own choice—his longtime fuck-toy, daughter Lolita Mongo. The shitgibbon badly wanted his daughter, Lo
A River Runs Through It
You’d have these roadside restaurants overlooking the tea fields. There’d be a river running through the restaurant itself, and there’d be these fish, these carp, that would be running through. You’d pick the fish. They’d grab it for you and fry it up, and the skin would be real crispy. They just served it with a bed of rice. It was the simplest meal possible, and nothing tasted so good. — Barack

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Disabled Employees and Lawyers: Beware Legal Marijuana Laws
So I've been predicting that the Trump administration would crack down on legalized marijuana, and when I said that on NPR I was accused of being a fear-mongerer. Wednesday I spoke to a group of law students about legalized marijuana and how it affects employment law, and the first thing I said is that lawyers should beware representing marijuana dispensaries because a crackdown was coming from th
What A Broad Religious Exemption To Discrimination Laws Will Mean
While the Trump Administration announced that it would keep in place President Obama's Executive Order protecting employees of federal contractors from LGBT discrimination, there have been reports of another proposed executive order that would provide a religious exemption from all discrimination laws. The four-page draft order, a copy of which is currently circulating among federal staff and advo

New in Stranger in a Strange Land

Mold and Fungus Biggest Hidden Health Threat
Published on March 11, 2017 Infowars reporter Millie Weaver interviews Infowars Life Chief Formulator Dr. Edward Group about the hidden health dangers of mold, yeast, and fungus.
Weapons Of Mass Feminization by Jennie Ann Freiman MD
Weapons Of Mass Feminization by Jennie Ann Freiman MD Green Med Info. 31 January 2017 Weapons Of Mass Feminization If you’ve ever wondered where all the alpha males have gone, the interaction between chemistry and biology may offer a clue. Gender bending chemicals are everywhere, literally impossible to avoid. They act as endocrine disruptors (EDs) that block, decrease, or overstimulate hormones.
Jon Henrik Fjällgren & Aninia - En värld full av strider - A World Full Of Fighting
Youtube link: This was from a Music Festival that determine who will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This song is sunt in both Same and Swedish. You Will just have to listen & enjoy the music or just feel it.
We Are Not Going To Let....An Inspirational Quotation From President Trump
I will admit that I was not so keen on Donald Trump being our President before the election but the more I listened to what he was saying, the more I found that I agree with him on much of his policy. I now thoroughly enjoy listening to his truthful talk and see him as a voice for reason and common sense in a world gone mad with so many unable to see reality or what is right before their eyes. As
When You Boil Milk - An Insight by M.N. Hopkins
When you boil milk, the scum always rises to the top. Ponder this and consider the current state of leadership within education, health care, government, corporations and in fact, all institutions within our current human communities. One can remain in the black cauldron and allow the heat or great pressure put upon you to transform you into scum or become as the stream created which has the powe
400 Reasons To Consume Green Tea by Sayer Ji
400 Reasons to Consume Green Tea by Sayer Ji Green Med Info, 8 February 2017 Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage ~ Kakuzo Okakura, Book of Tea Things have come full circle. Green tea, which is consumed by billions the world over as an enjoyable beverage, is once again its attaining its rightful status as a powerful medicine in the eyes of both the public and health practitioners, ali

New in Syria Comment

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Civil Society in Jabal al-Summaq
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi The formation of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (‘Liberation of al-Sham Commission’- HTS) has understandably provoked fear of a total jihadist/al-Qa’ida takeover of Syria’s rebel-held northwest, centred around Idlib province. HTS was announced on 28 January amid wider rebel infighting in Idlib that saw multiple groups merge under Ahrar al-Sham in a bid to protect themselves from
Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Emblem of Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi. Flanked by the flags of Syria and Iran, the top reads: “Fawj Qamr Bani Hashim.” The centre consists of a flag with the inscription: “Labbayk ya Hussein.” At the bottom is the name Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi. The rise of ‘Syrian Hezbollah’ is by now a well-established aspect of the conflict, as multiple Syrian militias have arisen that
A Response to Roy Gutman’s “Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?”
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi A recent article in The Nation by Roy Gutman has generated considerable controversy, as the article attempts to highlight what it portrays as the more unsavoury and neglected aspects of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)- the main Kurdish faction operating in Syria and linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)- and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG), whi
The rise and fall of a CIA-backed rebel commander in Syria – by @ErikaSolomon
This is a wonderful and important article by Erika Solomon . @ ErikaSolomon for the Financial Times . I have cut out sections, marked with a “….” The rise and fall of a CIA-backed rebel commander in Syria: Former ‘fixer’ for anti-Assad forces comes to terms with failed US policy By Erica Solomon Abu Ahmad: ‘I used to think America was the ruler of the universe. If you ask me whether I was wrong?
Akram al-Hawrani: Syria’s Left-Wing Populist and the United Arab Republic – By Christopher Solomon
Akram al-Hawrani: Syria’s left-wing populist and the United Arab Republic By Christopher Solomon For Syria Comment – February 15, 2017 Gamal Abdul Nasser (left) with Akram al-Hawrani (center) and Egypt’s Abdul Latif al-Baghdadi (right). As the pro-Assad forces recaptured the last sections of rebel-held Aleppo in December, they excitedly declared that these areas now had “green eyes” (eyoon khadar
Yes, Syrian Kurds Have Committed War Crimes – Roy Gutman Responds to Aymenn Tamimi
Roy Gutman Responds to Aymenn al-Tamimi on “Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?” By Roy Gutman – @ Roy_Gutman For Syria Comment – February 12, 2017 Any journalist covering a controversial topic like alleged war crimes can expect a hostile response from the subject of the story, but it’s extremely rare in my experience for a specialist in the field to respond to a major journalistic invest

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Marching For Dogma
This will be a very short post, as I see no real good in arguing at length with the deeply deluded. This is just a succinct reminder of the truth so many refuse to confront now. Judith Curry has a post on "What Are Scientists Marching For?". (There is going to be a march on Washington around April 22nd, basically in hysterical protest over the new President and what they so deludedly think he rep
Layers of Belief: Political, Religious, and Scientific Dogma
I have submitted the following comment to the American Thinker site, to an article on the "causes of scientific decline in American academia". The article imputes the decline to Leftist beliefs and actions.: Left (versus Right) is just the top, political, layer. Underneath that is the atheist (versus spiritual believer) religious belief system. And under that, at bottom (in the context of science
Modern Scientific Ignorance and Dismissal of the Ancient Truth
I have submitted the following response to the climate etc site of Dr. Judith Curry, who carries a post on "the Dansgaard-Oeschger cycle". The introduction states, "Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) events are the most dramatic and frequent abrupt climate change events in the geological record.": Impressively detailed speculation, but wrong. The Earth's surface was re-formed, wholesale and late in geologi
An Ever-Darker Future Imminent
The Jo Nova site has a post on South Australia's energy infrastructure woes, and the comments put blame on all the usual suspects. The following is my response, as a competent scientist: Underlying the lazy (still too well fed and entertained), politically polarized public, and their representatives, and the larger tyrannous agenda of the Insane Left, is the fundamental crisis: A general scientif

New in The High-fat Hep C Diet

Dietary Cholesterol and Hepatitis C
Dr Yu's group have produced (in 2015) a re-analysis of their diet data from the HALT-C study; the original paper, which led me to look into liver cholesterol mechanisms a few years back in the NASH series, had an increased risk of transplantation and death in people on the HALT-C trial (a long-term, low-dose trial of alpha-interferon for prevention of cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer in Hep C,

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Christy Clark's 2017 Throne Speech-The Fakery, B.C. Edition
Written by Grant G Listening to the throne speech, if one didn't know better, if one believed even half of it, millions would be building statues and monuments province-wide honoring the greatest leader the world, let alone British Columbia has ever seen....The honorable Premier Christy Clark.. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, I wonder how she feels tonight, did she sterilize her mouth with an
Hey hey, ho ho, Christy Clark has got to go
Better audio in this Youtube version.... "hey hey, ho ho, Christy Clark has got to go"..."shame, shame, shame" ______________ Thanks for the link... The Straight Goods Ears Wide Open
What British Columbia Really Thinks About Christy Clark
Jane Doe ‏ @ ausername Watch as Christy Clark gets booed at the legislature on February 14, 2017. #bcpoli #vanre #vanpoli #cdnpoli #teambc2017 RETWEETS 40 LIKES 39 12:15 AM - 15 Feb 2017 6 replies 40 retweets 39 likes __________________ Something going on here people.... British Columbia realizes they made a huge mistake electing Christy Clark. Hey hey, ho ho, Christy Clark has got to go....Shame

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What's Going To Happen To Chris Alexander?
I've loathed Chris Alexander since I'd first heard of his existence, back in 2011. That was when he was first running for office as a Conservative candidate in the riding of Ajax-Pickering. He was saying that torture in Afghanistan wasn't a big issue, even though Afghanistan's entire justice/legal system was rife with abuses from top to bottom. But, aside from my own misgivings, the meme about hi
Glenn Greenwald on the US Democrats
Foolish chump, or mercenary Democratic Party hack Driftglass has a hate-on for Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald is a libertarian don't you know. He isn't a corporate stooge Democrat who mouths platitudes about the working class and minorities like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Therefore his exposes of Obama and Clinton's mass spying and crimes against humanity are of no account. But I have a helluva
Profiles in Liberal Fuck-Wittery
Sorry liberals/Liberals. Not going to apologize for not supporting corrupt, mass-murderer Hillary Clinton. "Lesser-Evilism" brought us to Trump. It was HRC's job to get people to support her. It wasn't everybody else's responsibility to force themselves to want to vote for her. She could not get people mobilized, even against someone as loathsome and stupid as Donald Trump because she was running
My "alt-right" Co-Worker
No. He's not a Nazi, or a white supremacist. First of all, he's Filipino. And, while he might be dismayed to find out what Steve Bannon really thinks of him when the chips are down, "Breitbart" (which he reads regularly) has a big enough tent that if features the gay, partly Jewish, Greek (and utterly vile scum-bag) Milo Yiannopoulis as one of their star editors. (Which is not to say that the "gr

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Heroin & Opioid Epidemic in USA - Safe Alternative Outlawed
The DEA recently Outlawed a safe alternative to Opioids pain management ( 1 ). The Cannabis CBD Hemp Oil that lacks quantities of THC and does not "get you high" ( 2 ) has been declared a Schedule 1 Drug {like Heroin} ( 1 ). The drug companies are in danger of losing a huge market share of their addictive pain drugs (3, 4 ). With four out of five Heroin Addicts getting started on prescription nar
Coast To Coast AM Radio Show Date 09-18-10
Database summarizes toxic chemical contaminants and approximately 180 human diseases - conditions. 12:21 PM Sep 7th via Power Twitter My comments and review of the database are posted at The Toxic Reverend - Tribe Profile Coast To Coast AM Radio Show Date 09-18-10 from 11 PM to 2 AM Pacific Time Ian's guest is the"Toxic Reverend" aka "Justice Is Homeless"
Realities and tacit conspiracies of today's health care and political system
The realities and tacit conspiracies of today's health care and political system Bt The Toxic Reverend is pasted in after this article This first article that I am citing before the text of my blog titled; " The realities and tacit conspiracies of today's health care and political system" shows the devastating effects on the financial health of our country. The L.A. Times article and the study I

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Getting A Flu Shot: No Guarantee It Will Work
Posted 2/28/2017 by Barbara Loe Fisher To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references. Like a lot of people, in January when I suddenly developed a high fever (101 F), body aches, fatigue, nasal congestion and cough, I

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Suckers! For that Low-Inflation Rate (Neutering Trump Who'll Die in Jail with Total War on the Horizon?) Nuts and Fruits: A Smorgasbord of Liars/Lies (Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine) Cooked by Gamma Rays? (Chinese Blackwater Prince) Flynn Flossing, Holy Money Bags and Great Fraud (Wikileaks Origin?) Dr. Strangelove Shows US the Way (US Financialization Cognitive Dissonance Crashes) Max & Stacy Farm; Lee Camps; Glenn Outrages; Hedges Contacts
Yes, it's a long one, so be prepared with a tall cool drink. You may need two. Why Is the Cost of Living so Unaffordable? Mainstream Media’s ‘Victimhood’ Feeling rich yet? Feeling suckered? Again? And you thought it was okay to ignore the news on the MSM about how the economics measures were changed by those who, of course, only had your best interests at heart. Again and again. And
(Coalition Creation of ISIL/Daesh Outing Flynn?) Still Wondering What the Appeal of Trump Was to the Hurting Middle Class? (Refiddling Definition of Employed) Fiddling While Valentine's Day Burns?
Senators Told Their Jobs At Risk After Confirming Wall Street Banker for Treasury. Republicans [and Democrat] in the Senate cannot excuse putting a lying foreclosure profiteer at the head of our economy. Michael Flynn is out as National Security Adviser, and the Trump administration is currently trying to spin it as not that big a deal. It’s…not going well. The White House would like you to

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Nature Connection
Stalking Wolf was a tracker raised in a wild, free Apache community. His people never surrendered to the barbarian invaders, and some still continue living in freedom, as undocumented Americans, in remote desert regions. Later in life, he spent time with his son in New Jersey, where he happened to meet an 8-year old boy named Tom Brown. He mentored Tom and his buddy Rick for nine years, giving th
The Falcon
For almost the entire human saga, our ancestors were hunter-gathers. For most of us, these kinfolk are long forgotten in family memory. Quite a bit has been written about wild societies by visiting outsiders from civilization, strangers who could not fully understand the cultures of their subjects. The Falcon is the autobiography of John Tanner, a fascinating book that gives readers a ringside se
Cradle of Humankind
East Africa is called the Cradle of Humankind because it’s where our ancestors originated. As noted in an earlier post , two to four million years ago, the region became cooler and dryer. Forests shrank. The ancestors of baboons and humans moved out of the forest and adapted to savannah ecosystems (grasslands with scattered trees). In this new habitat, male baboons evolved large canine teeth, to
The Good Old Days
I’ve been reading John Tanner’s autobiography, The Falcon , ( Download ). He was born in Kentucky in 1780. At age 9, he was kidnapped by Shawnees, and adopted by an Ojibwa chief. Tanner spent 30 years living as a wild hunter-gatherer, wandering in the wilderness between the Red River of North Dakota and Lake Huron in Michigan. He once tried to return to his birth family, but white society was int

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All Begins to Wither
Twenty years have flowed away down the long river And never in my life will return for me from the sea Ah years in which looking far away I saw ages long past When still trees bloomed free in a wide country And thus now all begins to wither With the breath of cold-hearted wizards To know things they break them And their stern lordship they establish Through fear of death ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Rotterd
All Begins to Wither
Twenty years have flowed away down the long river And never in my life will return for me from the sea Ah years in which looking far away I saw ages long past When still trees bloomed free in a wide country And thus now all begins to wither With the breath of cold-hearted wizards To know things they break them And their stern lordship they establish Through fear of death ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Rotterd
All Begins to Wither
Twenty years have flowed away down the long river And never in my life will return for me from the sea Ah years in which looking far away I saw ages long past When still trees bloomed free in a wide country And thus now all begins to wither With the breath of cold-hearted wizards To know things they break them And their stern lordship they establish Through fear of death ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Rotterd

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United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz End of Mission Statement 3 March 2017 In my capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, I carried out a visit to the United States of America from 22 February to 3 March 2017 to study the human rights situation of indigenous peoples, in particular with regard to ener
ART MATTERS NOW by Eva Yaa Asantewaa,2017,Copyright Since word first leaked that Donald J. Trump wants to gut the Natio...
ART MATTERS NOW by Eva Yaa Asantewaa,2017,Copyright Since word first leaked that Donald J. Trump wants to gut the National Endowments of the Arts and the Humanities, along with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, many commentators have focused on the economic impact of the arts on communities, cities and the nation as a whole. Statistics argue for the arts as a contributor to American prospe

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Project Blue Book and Fold3
While chatting with Barry Greenwood on the radio version of A Different Perspective , we got around to talking about Fold3. This is a web site that houses tens of thousands if not millions of documents that have historic and military information. Most of the Project Blue Book files are included and those interested can “join” the web site for free to have access to those files. Other aspects of t
Curse of Oak Island - Season 4 Finale (sort of)
Well, that certainly was a disappointment. After a week of teasing us with the discovery of a gold coin from deep in the fourth hole they dug, and with their archaeological expert (Dr. Lori and whose last name I didn’t write down) saying that it was an important discovery, we finally learn the truth. It wasn’t a gold coin but a gold-plated button and Dr. Lori wasn’t talking about the button when
BG Schulgen and His Memo
The other day Fran Ridge who hosts the NICAP web site, posted the following to members of the list: I just wanted to ask all of you if you consider the ACTUAL Shulgen memo as indicative of Roswell knowledge. 3. Items of Construction a. Type of material, whether metal, ferrous, non-ferrous, or non-metallic. b. Composite or sandwich construction utilizing various combinations of metals, plastics, a
X-Zone Broadcast Network - Paul Kimball (Oak Island and More)
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 Kimball found, I asked if he had
X-Zone Broadcast Network - Don Ledger
This week I reached out to Don Ledger, a Canadian UFO researcher. My thought was to talk about the Shag Harbour UFO crash and his book Dark Object written with Chris Styles. He mentioned another book about Maritime UFO sightings cleverly called Maritime UFO Files . However, other than a brief mention here and there, the discussion centered around the Shag Harbour case. You can listen to it here:
Psychic Warriors
Back in the olden days, as I was working on my doctoral degree, I spent a lot of time in the University of Iowa’s psychology library doing research. While there I noticed that, at one time, there were a number of peer reviewed journals devoted to parapsychology and there were many universities, some of them quite prestigious, that had majors in parapsychology and related fields. I also noticed th

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Truxton for the MegaDrive/Genesis
Taking a night off from the politics and suchlike, it's time we had a look at a well known MegaDrive title that's been in my sights for some time. Truxton , or Tatsujin as it was dubbed in Japan, is a vertically scrolling shooter that sees you operate a rocketship of doom against waves upon waves of dastardly aliens just begging to get blasted. Yes, as no frills shooters go, Truxton pretty much w
Owen Jones and Naive Cynicism
Why has there been a rapid descent in the eyes of many Jeremy Corbyn supporters of Owen Jones? Formerly the favoured son of the British radical left, he finds himself hanging out with Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell in the demonology, and he didn't even have to sex up a dossier to get there. It interests me and disturbs me for a couple of reasons. Interests because his latest missives ( here and
Hammond's National Insurance Nightmare
George Osborne may have been the worst chancellor of modern times, but he understood one thing. Subordinating the national interest, i.e. those of British business-in-general to the narrow concerns of the Conservative Party , allowed for good press and the accumulation of political capital. It didn't matter if these actions weakened the economy or made life worse for millions just as long as it h
The Stupidity of Melanie Phillips
It's chip wrappings now, but I still wanted to say a few things about Melanie Phillips and her egregious stupidity. In case you missed it, she caused a flap with this article that made a number of tendentious claims. Namely that Great Britain is an ancient nation whose existence predated the Act of Union, and is therefore indivisible while, at the same time, Ireland "has a tenuous claim to nation
Supporting the Women's Quilt
A cross post from Emma Burnell about an excellent initiative started by friend-of-the-blog, Cllr Roxanne Ellis . How do you turn hundreds of separate tales of murder, loss, grief and abuse into something positive? How do you turn a statistic that is at once both shocking and under-reported into something that tells stories and raises awareness? For Gedling Labour Councillor Roxanne Ellis, this be
Meet the Next Tory Leader
Let's leave behind the argy-bargy and specumalations surrounding Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership, and turn our attention to the Conservatives and who will succeed Theresa May. It's not exciting anyone at the moment because the issue is beyond settled. May convincingly took the farce of the Tory party leadership contest and now rides high in the polls. And yet, as everyone obsesses about Labour's

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Protest exhaustion, TrumpCare, Deep State, and Samantha Bee...
how many of you are as exhausted as I am? We have the ladies who march™ running around trying to cause mayhem - and not doing a very good job of it because most people are just so tired of all the protests. Trumpcare? Then we have the wrangling over what is supposed to be phase one of dumping Odumbocare. Rand Paul is trying to rip the throat out of Paul Ryan claiming phase one is no more than Odu
It's Saturday: Let's talk about mechanically separated chicken...
or as I call it - beaks and feet (with an occasional side of eyeballs) Many months ago I bought some frozen pizzas that were on sale. I failed to read the label before bringing them home. When I did read the label they hit the trash can because the fatal words "mechanically separated chicken" (MSC) was one of the ingredients. Good thing they were uber cheap. Last week Digiorno pizzas were on sale
Is the lunatic left looking for a civil war?...
they need to remember that we own all the guns. Ace of Spades had a very good article How to Survive In the Age of Rage Just in case people don't get this: I'm not being rhetorical when I say that a large fraction of the country, on both the left and the nevertrumper/GOPe side of things, has gone insane. The world feels like a Twilight Zone episode to them -- the world they went to sleep in on No
Are you as disturbed as I am? Illegal wire taps, Charles Murry protest, OFA, convicted terrorist and murderer Rasmea Yousef Odeh a leader of the Day Without Women, and crazy Loretta Lynch...
this is way more serious than we could ever imagine. Why? Because it would never occur to those of us who lean right to impede and/or physically assault someone who held different views. Did we block the crazy ladies who march™? Do we riot when a libtard is going to give a speech? Do we carry around signs with vulgar language and wear sexually explicit costumes? Do we smash windows, flip over car
The Grammy Awards are tonight...
I won't be watching. How about you? According to The Blaze: Longtime Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich says he welcomes musicians going “off script” during the awards ceremony on Sunday to speak their minds about politics and President Donald Trump. In fact, Ehrlich told the magazine that the speeches only have one restriction: they can’t have profanity, given the 3.5 hour long awards ceremony i
Melania in the Spotlight...
good job! Deals of the Day at Amazon More: Left Coast Resistance: How To Spot A Snowflake (Excellent!) Virtual Mirage: Shall we Tolerate Islam?


Back to back energy and frequency upgrades...
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 r
Clif High On Looming Banking Crisis
By American Kabuki Some interesting videos from Clif High, on possible pending financial liquidity issues by what Clif High appropriately calls the "occupying banks". The fuel for the banking systems was cut off in December 2012, by the law filing of the One People's Public Trust. Its taken a bit for what was in the pipeline to run out, longer than anyone knew. For the past 2 years the banking sy
HOT CHINESE MONEY: ZEROHEDGE -> There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver by Tyler Durden Feb 11, 2017 2:57 PM One year ago, when we first started discussing the Vancouver housing bubble, which as we first speculated - and was later confirmed - was the result of Chinese oligarch money-launderers parking "hot cash" in this offshore housing marke
New web site from Heather Tucci-Jarraf: UNIDYNOMICS.INFO
Screen capture from Heather's web site.... There is a new web site from Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf. Its . You might want to check it out. The site is terse and brief, my sense is that it is directed more at specific particulars that need need some personal instruction to come up to speed very rapidly in "unidynomics". More content may be forthcoming. She's has a very interes
The Dark Side of Sending Jobs to China and Mexico
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 reas
Session with Loie 2/17/2017 -- A.O.L. Antarctic Base at 74 Degrees South, 164 Degrees East... PART 1
Terran note: thought I'd get this out, as part 1, there's more data to be posted separately after this, and I will try to update this with some sketches, as crude as my art ability is when it comes to drawing.... I have other posts to come but have been really wacked hard with these new frequencies and am still assimilating them best I can. Finding I'm having to wear my "readers" to even see the

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Biofluorescence: A Potential Biosignature for M-Dwarf Planets
The seven planets circling the star TRAPPIST-1 have been lionized in the media, and understandably so, given that more than one have the potential for habitability. But of course M-dwarfs call up the inevitable problems associated with such tiny stars. Habitable planets must orbit close to the star, with the probability of tidal lock and subsequent climatic issues. Moreover, the flare activity pa
HD 219134: A Nearby System with Multiple Transits
While we’ve all had our eyes fixed on TRAPPIST-1 (amid the still lingering excitement of the discovery of Proxima Centauri b), news about another stellar neighbor has caused only a faint stir. But what’s happening around HD 219134 (Gliese 892) is noteworthy, and it’s interesting to see that Michaël Gillon (University of Liège – Belgium) has had a hand in it. Gillon, after all, led the work on TRA
Fragmented Asteroid Develops Comet-like Tails
You wouldn’t expect main belt asteroids to develop tails like comets — their orbits are circular enough that they don’t undergo the kind of temperature swings many comets experience in their plunge toward perihelion — but we do have some twenty cases of asteroids that do exactly that. The photo below, showing imagery from the 10.4-meter Great Canary Telescope, gives us views of asteroid P/2016 G1
Kepler Data on TRAPPIST-1 Coming Online
K2 Campaign 12 is an observational window that comes at the right time. Operating as the K2 mission, the Kepler spacecraft collected data from December 15, 2016 to March 4 of this year on the TRAPPIST-1 system. With seven planets, at least six of them likely to be rocky worlds, TRAPPIST-1 is suddenly high on everyone’s target list for future observation. The new Kepler data are a key part of this
Ceres: Close Look at Occator Crater
We’ve looked recently at the possibility of cryovolcanism on Ceres with regard to the unusual feature called Ahuna Mons (see Ice Volcanoes on Ceres? ). Now we have further evidence that outbursts of brine from beneath the surface have been occurring over long periods of time, and that some of these eruptions have been recent. The work comes out of analysis of data from the Dawn mission by scienti
Seven Planets around TRAPPIST-1
The red dwarf known as TRAPPIST-1 could not have produced a more interesting scenario. Today we learn that the star, some 40 light years out in the constellation Aquarius, hosts seven planets, all of which turn out to be comparable to the Earth in terms of size. Moreover, these worlds were discovered through the transit method, meaning we have mass and radius information for all of them. Today’s 

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