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U.S. Role To Capture The ISIS Held Syrian City Of Raqqa Is Increasing Significantly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 44 minutes ago
*Washington Post*:* Pentagon plan to seize Raqqa calls for significant increase in US participation* A Pentagon plan for the coming assault on Raqqa, the Islamic State capital in Syria, calls for significant U.S. military participation, including increased Special Operations forces, attack helicopters and artillery, and arms supplies to the main Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighting force on the ground, according to U.S. officials. The military’s favored option among several variations currently under White House review, the proposal would ease a number of restrictions on U.S. activit... more »

Observtional Data - QandA- and Truth.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 50 minutes ago
Posted on Facebook today: *The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up,both men fell sound asleep.Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, 'Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see? ''The Lone Ranger replies, 'I see millions of stars.'* *'What that tell you?' asked Tonto.* *The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, 'Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately ... more »

NYT: Randall reviews Rovelli's oversalted book

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 51 minutes ago
Lisa Randall has argued in her review in *The New York Times* that A Physicist’s Crash Course in Unpeeling the Universe that reality isn't always what it seems to those who read Carlo Rovelli's book, *Reality Is Not What It Seems*, a popular text that was successful in Europe, translated to English, and that I discussed in January. Randall says that the best popular books bring something both to the beginners as well as the readers who already know something. However, Rovelli only chose the audiences without any physics background and adjusted his writing appropriately. He nicely co... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The US spends more on its military than the next 8 countries combined — BI Video (@BI_Video) March 3, 2017

Rival Factions Battle For Key Libyan Oil Facilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC:* *Rival east Libya factions battle for crucial oil ports* Rival armed factions are fighting for control over crucial oil terminals in the east of Libya. The forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar, who have controlled the "oil crescent" since September, lost ground, their spokesman says. He said they had carried out air strikes against a faction known as the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB), after it launched an attack on Friday. Four oil terminals in the area provide much of Libya's export income. Libya remains regionally split with two centres of power that politically ... more »

The Carebot Dystopia: An Analysis (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 hour ago
The world is ageing. A demographic shift is underway. According to some figures (Suzman et al 2015), the proportion of the worldwide population aged 65 or older will outnumber the proportion aged under 5 by the year 2020. And the shift is faster is some countries. Japan is a striking example. Demographers refer to it as a ‘super-ageing’ society. By 2030, they estimate that one in three Japanese people will be aged 65 or over. One in five will be over 75.

Let's Take A Selfie

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Vladimir Putin has met with the 2017 Winter Universiade winners during his visit to the Biathlon Academy regional training center in Krasnoyarsk on March 1. One of the participants took a selfie with the Russian President. © SPUTNIK/ ALEKSEY NIKOLSKYI *WNU Editor*: A great gallery of Presidents and leaders taking selfies .... *Hey, Mr. President! Let's Take a Selfie Together *(Sputnik)

Conflicting Messages From The Kremlin On Current U.S.-Russian Relations And President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council. One European expert estimates that at least a third of Russia's diplomats work for Putin's intelligence agencies. Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters *WNU Editor*: On the one hand the Kremlin is saying that the current political turmoil in Washington is harming improving ties .... *Russia says US infighting on Sessions hampers mending ties* (AP). On the other hand they are just shrugging it all off .... *Russia shrugs off Sessions uproar, says has daily contacts with U.S. partners* (Reuters). AS t... more »

He's Obviously Not Mentally Fit-- What Do We Do?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Friday Arnold Schwarzenegger told *Empire* he won't be signing on for another season of *Celebrity Apprentice* because the show is drowning in Trump's stench, although he put it more politely. "I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity. But under the circumstances I don't want to do it again... [The loss of advertisers] is not about the show, because everyone I ran into came up to me and said 'I love the show... but I turned it off because as soon as I read Trump's name I'm outta there!'... When people found out that Trump was still involved as executi... more »

North Korea Warns The U.S. Over Potential Terror Listing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
© REUTERS/ KCNA/Reuters *Korea Herald:* *N. Korea warns U.S. will pay dearly for moves to relist it as terror sponsor* North Korea bristled Friday at U.S. moves to consider relisting the communist nation as a state sponsor of terrorism, warning that Washington will pay dearly for “groundless accusations.” The U.S. State Department has begun a review of the possibility of adding the North back to its list of states sponsor of terrorism in the wake of the Feb. 13 killing in Malaysia of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. *Read more* .... *U... more »

U.S. Is Waging A Cyberwar Against North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An image distributed by the North Korean government showing the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, visiting a missile test center in North Pyongan Province. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental ballistic missile. Credit Korean Central News Agency, via Reuters *New York Times:* *Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles* WASHINGTON — Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missile program in hopes of sabotaging test l... more »

The week in satire Vol. #34

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 4 hours ago
And what a week it was! A week in which UKIP pretty much fell apart! A week in which what was left of UKIP fell apart even further! And a week in which what was left of the UKIP leftovers fought over who got to be the king of the scraps! But what else happened? […] The post The week in satire Vol. #34 appeared first on The Canary.

Climate Change – Fake Science

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
Part 1 of a discussion about science, plasma physics and climate change

"The Pursuit And The Meaning..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Pursuing happiness, and I did, and I still do, is not at all the same as being happy, which I think is fleeting, dependent on circumstances...If the sun is shining, stand in it- yes, yes, yes. Happy times are great, but happy times pass, they have to because time passes. The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is life-long, and it is not goal-centered. What you are pursuing is meaning- a meaningful life. There's the hap- the fate, the draw that is yours, and it isn't fixed, but changing the course of the stream, or dealing new cards, whatever metaphor you want to use- that's ... more »

"On Those Without Honor" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"On Those Without Honor"* By Uncola "On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of congress with a speech that was widely praised, even by his most fervent critics. "Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice, in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart." In his address, Trump claimed that positive immigration reform wa... more »

The Denials On President Trump's Claim That Former President Obama Wiretapped Him Are Pouring In

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Trump claims Obama wiretapped him during campaign; Obama refutes it* U.S. President Donald Trump accused predecessor Barack Obama on Saturday of wiretapping him during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign, but offered no evidence for an allegation which an Obama spokesman said was "simply false". Trump made the accusation in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign's ties to Russia. "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Wat... more »

Thousands take to the streets of New York City for Water Rights and Standing Rock

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
Demonstrations against Dakota Access Pipeline are taking place outside Trump Tower in New York City. A protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) gathered outside the New York Public Library at 1pm on Saturday where activists made speeches and said prayers before marching to Trump Tower. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe have long rallied against the multi-billion dollar pipeline. The project was shelved during the Obama administration, but restarted after President Trump signed an executive order to fast track it shortly after he took office. The marchers were escorted by a h... more »

Diogenes searching for honest policies by Paul Driessen

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 5 hours ago
Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money and power Paul Driessen The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate policies – as too many existing policies were devised by special interests seeking money and power, and often using imaginary problems to justify their quest. The health and environmental impacts from fossil fuels are well documented, though often exaggerated ... more »

RIP- Tommy Page

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
I was in Bangkok-- alone-- when I heard about George Michael's death. I had only met him a couple of times, so maybe it was about his music itself, but I was gobsmacked by his passing-- and for a long time. Music can do that. Friday someone who was much more a real part of my life passed. I feel crippled. Friday Tommy Page went to Heaven, which will be a better place for his presence. He was 46; I met him when he was 17, someone looking forward to a joyful life. His death is something I couldn't process-- let alone write about-- yesterday, a day of sadness and tears for me. Its i... more »

Canadian Military Going to Help Ukraine Break Minsk II Agreement

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Canadian military instructors and Ukrainian servicemen take part in a* *military exercise **at the International Peacekeeping and* *Security Center in Yavoriv, **Ukraine* *in this July 2016 file photo. (Gleb Garanich/Reuters)* What happens to small, vulnerable western countries who don't have a strong military and/or strong leadership? This is what happens. Canada is being ordered to carry the filthy bucket of sh!t for the globalist neocon in Ukraine. The ziofascists have ordered Canada to do what the US is apparently no longer willing or able to do....prop up some puppet protag... more »

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

Guillermo del Toro

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Guillermo Del Toro's Bleak House

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (1080p), with audio on. The night sky of Namibia is one of the best in the world, about the same quality of the deserts of Chile and Australia. Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before a deep starfield highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This bright band of stars and gas appears to pivot around t... more »

Chet Raymo, “In A Dark Time...” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“In A Dark Time...”* by Chet Raymo “I've quoted a few of these lines before, from a poem by Charles Simic: "It's like fishing in the dark. Our thoughts are the hooks, Our heart the raw bait. We cast the line past all believing Into the night sky Until it's lost to sight." In a sense, that's the story of my life: a long love affair with the night sky. My first book of popular science was “365 Starry Nights”. My first book of personal prose was “The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage”. “An Intimate Look at the Night Sky” followed much later, but every book in between, fict... more »

The Realities Of Life..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Despite my firm convictions, I have been always a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds it. I have always kept an open mind, which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of intelligent search for truth." - Malcolm X

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Turtle" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Turtle"* "Now I see it- it nudges with its bulldog head the slippery stems of the lilies, making them tremble; and now it noses along in the wake of the little brown teal who is leading her soft children from one side of the pond to the other; she keeps close to the edge and they follow closely, the good children- the tender children, the sweet children, dangling their pretty feet into the darkness. And now will come- I can count on it- the murky splash, the certain victory of that pink and gassy mouth, and the frantic circling of the hen while the rest of the chicks flare away over th... more »

“In Pain and Joy of Envy, the Brain May Play a Role” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“In Pain and Joy of Envy, the Brain May Play a Role”* by Natalie Angier "He who does not think that what he has is more than sufficient is an unhappy man, even if he is the master of the whole world." - Epicurus "Most human vices have enough sense to be very, very tempting. Lust, gluttony, sloth, hurling powerful if unimaginative expletives at a member of the political opposition, buying a pair of Thierry Rabotin snakeskin printed shoes at 25 percent off even though you just bought a pair of cherry-red slingbacks last week- all these things feel awfully good to indulge in, which i... more »

Owen Jones and Naive Cynicism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
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 here) are pretty obvious and should be totally uncontroversial. But, and this is the disturbing bit, for some, they are anything but. What the hell is going on? Naive cynicism, that's wha... more »

Trump May Be A "Punk," But No, Trumpism Is Not The New Punk Rock, Even If There Are Some Common Roots

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I hadn't been back in America very long-- having been living abroad for nearly 7 years-- when I ran into someone I had met years before when I booked a Doors concert at my school. It was Danny Fields, who had gone from being an A&R man at the Doors' label, Elektra, to working as a journalist and managing a new band. He wanted me to see the new band. I didn't want to. He insisted and insisted until I agreed. I went down to the Bowery to a skeetzy club I had never heard of, CBGB's and saw a brand new band that hadn't recorded yet-- the Ramones. It charged my life, quite literally and... more »

Quantum mechanics on graphs and Riemann hypothesis

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
I still like to spend some time with the Riemann Hypothesis. In this 2016 blog post, I explained that the Riemann zeta zeroes roughly appear in a Fourier transform of delta-functions located at places \(\ln(n)\) or \(\ln(p)\) where \(n\in\ZZ\) or \(p\) are primes. Is there a way to prove that all the nontrivial zeroes \(s\) of the zeta function, i.e. values of \(s\) obeying \(\zeta(s)=0\), satisfy \(s=1/2+it\) where \(t\in \RR\)? Riemann thought he could prove that theorem but the proof wasn't ever found and it seems likely now that he didn't have one. The Hilbert-Pólya conject... more »

Fighting The Yellow Dragon – The War To Save Florida Citrus

Kevin M. Folta at Science 2.0 blogs - 9 hours ago
*This is the first of a series of articles on Huanglongbing (Citrus Greening Disease) that is devastating Florida. Subsequent articles will explore its causes, effects and potential cures.* read more

Congress And Values-- A Guest Post By Tom Wakely

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*-by Tom Wakely,candidate for Congress, TX-21* Recent letters to the editor in the San Antonio *Express and News* discuss Congressman Lamar Smith policy positions as have a few commentaries written about him in various national publications. As a candidate who campaigned against Smith in 2016 and who has announced that I will be running against him in 2018, I add my voice to this dialogue. Ever since Donald Trump was sworn in as our nation’s 45th President I have seen a lot of verbal hype about “values” coming not only from our president but from Congressman Smith and many, many ... more »

Ian Katz is on the case

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
*Newsnight *editor Ian Katz's BBC website report earlier in the week, *Nobel winner: Attack on experts 'undermines science'*, is interesting in its use of language. The report pits the views of Michael Gove against Sir Paul Nurse. The verbs used to describe Sir Paul's contributions are: says, told, said, said, said, said The verbs used to describe Mr Gove's contributions are: says, *admitted*, said, told , *insisted*, *conceded*, added The use of the word "admitted" has connotations of confession, "insisted" implies an assertion and "conceded" suggests admitting that something... more »

Thank You! (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
I'd like to take a moment and sincerely thank those who've donated to this little blog. Thank you, thank you for your support, it really does keep us "Running"! As of this writing we've had 2,016,852 unique visitors from everywhere on Earth, and the new Total Pageviews Counter shows us getting nearer every day to 5 million page views of the 38,697 posts here. If you find value here, and are able to, please toss a coin in our donation box, your support is always very greatly appreciated, and most of all, thanks for stopping by! - CP

The Daily "Near You?" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Salinas, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

3 Terrifying Reasons for Trump’s Latest Rant

Robert Reich - 10 hours ago
Early Saturday morning, March 4, the 45th president of the United States alleged in a series of ... more »

Trump Accuses “Bad,” “Sick” Barack Obama of Wiretapping His Trump Tower Phones

Selwyn Duke at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: trump-accuses-bad-sick-barack-obama-of-wiretapping-his-trump-tower-phones] In a shocking allegation, President Trump has accused Barack Obama of tapping the phones at his Trump Tower just prior to the election. The accusations were leveled in a series of early-morning tweets in which Trump called the ex-president a “bad (or sick) guy,” branded the alleged actions a “new low” and likened them to “Nixon/Watergate.”

Sheffield’s Waste Incinerator

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Bernard Road Waste Incinerator, Sheffield Continuing the theme of CHP plants, Sheffield has had its own in the form of the Bernard Road Waste Incinerator since the late 1980s. At the time it seemed tick all of the green boxes: Reducing landfill Producing electricity from waste Providing district heating […]

Katty Kay and the Swedish integration minister both get things wrong

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
*Breitbart London *has a story today in which it claims that the Swedish integration minister "admits lying" to the BBC about her country's rape statistics. The story relates to a *100 Days *interview on 22 February with Ylva Johansson: *KATTY KAY*: Minister, I wanted to put to you something Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party has said about Sweden. He has called Stockholm "the rape capital of Europe, possibly even the rape capital of the world". His implication is that actually with an influx of immigrants and particularly a lot of young male immigrants... more »

Chris Hedges: Resistance in the Age of Trump

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Mar 4, 2017 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses successful strategies for resistance in the age of Trump with activist and attorney, Kevin Zeese. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at how Republican lawmakers are attempting to quell demonstrations across the US. see also: […]

The dirty little tax cut Obama signed off on By Jerry Mazza

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
By Jerry Mazza Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted at Online Journal December 15, 2010 The larger tax-cut deal Obama made with congressional Republicans contains a built in time bomb to help blow Social Security away, as was pointed out by Senate Democrats and other backers of the only public pension and disability plan seniors have, […]

Pregnant dog trapped under a shed shows gratitude after her rescue

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
Very pregnant Pumpkin just didn’t realize the size of her belly when she crawled under a shed in the backyard of the Rogersville, Tennessee Hawkins County Humane Society on Wednesday for a short morning nap. “She was pitiful, crying and scared. We had to call an expert; he came and saved her. He had to jack up the building to save her. WHAT A HERO!!! Pumpkin thanked him with lots of kisses!!! He also fixed it so it won’t happen again,” the assistant manager of the shelter, Julie Baker posted on the organization’s Facebook page. Everyday, the rescue dogs get to play in the shelter’... more »

"So Tell Me..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"In a room sit three great men, a king, a priest, and a rich man with his gold. Between them stands a sellsword, a little man of common birth and no great mind. Each of the great ones bids him slay the other two. ‘Do it,' says the king, ‘for I am your lawful ruler.' ‘Do it,' says the priest, ‘for I command you in the names of the gods.' ‘Do it,' says the rich man, ‘and all this gold shall be yours.' So tell me- who lives and who dies?" - George R.R. Martin

Susquehannock Indian's burial site to be destroyed under Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
Some local Native American groups are unhappy about the owner of the Holtwood Dam allowing the controversial Atlantic Pipeline to be drilled under an Indian burial site near Conestoga. “How would you like to have someone drill under you mother’s or grandmother’s grave?” Mary Ann Robins, a Native American from Willow Street, asked a representative of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, which owns the land on which the burial site is located. Robins, a member of the Onondaga/Seneca Indian tribe and president of Circle Legacy Center, a local Native American nonprofit, said she is wor... more »

Washington and America Self-Implode at the Hands of a Treasonous, Obama Led Shadow Government

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 12 hours ago
The United States federal government in Washington is under attack today. Our nation’s capital is presently under siege, not from military bombs or rockets fired by any foreign enemy but from powerful enemies within. With Obama-Hillary-Soros forces ostensibly maneuvering outside official government channels, against America’s legitimately elected President Trump, and their loyalist foot soldiers - the neocons and intelligence community loyalists within the CIA/NSA/FBI still operating inside deep state, criminally conspiring with Mainstream Media, this sinister alliance is also o... more »

Trump, Obama, the FBI and the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
It's all kicking off again. Not long after the BBC posted its *Echoes of Watergate resurface as Trump-Russia links probe *piece (not that there's a connection!), President Trump sent out four tweets claiming that President Obama has engaged in Watergate-style activities: - Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! - Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! - I'd bet a good lawyer... more »

“Trump Tower Tapped? President Trump Tweets Obama Behind Wiretapping - Lt Col Tony Shaffer” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Trump Tower Tapped? President Trump Tweets Obama Behind Wiretapping. **'We are talking about the potential of indictments of a former sitting president and his staff.'”* by IWB “The counter-punch of the century is about to occur! Much bigger than Watergate. Nixon did not have MSM on his side like Obama. If they help Obama somehow wiggle out of this one... We are talking a coup with a necessary civil war, complete with Never Trumpers and Soros backed, loyal Obama backers.” -

The Battle For West Mosul Interview With BBC’s Quentin Sommerville

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
On February 19 the campaign to retake Mosul began anew. The Iraqi forces attacked across three fronts with the Federal Police and Emergency Response Division (ERD) following the Tigris River up to Mosul Airport and then into south Mosul. The BBC’s Quentin Sommervile was embedded with the RRD during its initial assault on the city. *1. The Iraqi forces started off the new operation by seizing several towns south of Mosul including Albu Saif. What was the importance of that that town and how much resistance was the Islamic State putting up in those rural areas?* Albu Saif mattered... more »

Trump And Pruitt Are Slashing Great Lakes Clean Up Funding From $300 Million To... $10 Million

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Trump wants to build up the military and cut taxes for the wealthy, so he's busy slashing budgets. One victim is funding for Great Lakes cleanup-- by a phenomenal 97%! Is that what he meant by Making America Great Again? That's a fifth of the world's freshwater! The White House is proposing to slash Environmental Protection Agency funding that pays for Great Lakes pollution cleanup by 97 percent, according to a budget document obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. The potential cuts are part of President Donald Trump's initial 2018 budget proposal, detailed... more »

Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 14 hours ago
Don't be demoralized; we've faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let's assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents... but parents make that goal hard to achieve, in the *best* way, because we're improving too! Okay then, consider some innovations that will change the world: Artificial intelligence (AI), hyperimaging, macroscopes and smart sensors are some of the biggest innovations that will help change our lives within five years. *Take su... more »

Cheyenne River Lakota Chairman Frazier 'Water Protectors are Heroes' at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Cheyenne River Chairman Frazier 'Water Protectors are Heroes' Video by 7 Fires Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Cheyenne River Lakota Chairman Harold Frazier speaks about the Cheyenne River Lakota Camp for Water Protectors. Chairman Frazier speaks after the Oceti Sakowin, Sacred Stone and Seventh Generation Camp were raided and attacked by police this week. All water

Indigenous UN Rapporteur: U.S. Failing Native Americans on Consultation, Environment, Sacred Places and Rights of Women at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz End of Mission Statement3 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

Don't blame all millennials, Post reader says!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017Some versus all, two ways:* This was going to be the day when we discussed those studies of school voucher programs. Is it possible? Do low-income kids end up doing *worse* when they get to attend "better" schools through the use of vouchers? When they don't have to stay in their ratty, inferior public schools with their ratty, unionized teachers? Do kids end up doing *worse* when they receive vouchers? According to this recent report in the New York Times, that's what three recent studies have shown. Why might kids end up doing *worse* when they get to a... more »

Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping His Trump Tower Phones Before the Election

David Mikkelson at - 14 hours ago
The President tweeted that he "Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory."

Fact-checking the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
It much be one of those inevitable (and possibly bad) habits that people appear to fall into once they've spent a lot of time looking at the BBC critically: Not trusting BBC News to accurately report simple facts. Thus, on reading one of the latest Trump-bating pieces on the BBC News website, *Echoes of Watergate resurface as Trump-Russia links probed*, I thought I'd better Google around after the piece ended: Fact-checking reveals that this "belief" is wrong. Harry S. Truman dismissed his attorney general, J. Howard McGrath, in 1952 for refusing to cooperate with his own departm... more »

Debt Servitude: Get Ready for It

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
The Trump administration is actively DE-REGULATING the financial sector while simultaneously promising to vastly increase spending on the state's repressive apparatus - policing and military spending. REPRESSIVE APPARATUS Let's start by discussing Trump's efforts to expand the state's repressive apparatus: Trump has proposed increasing military spending by $54 billion (see here). Trump is promoting spending on private prisons after the Department of Justice had planned to pull back from using them because private prisons have more problems and cost more to operate than public pri... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Good Fight" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"The Good Fight"* by Paulo Coelho "In 1986, I went for the first and only time on the pilgrimage known as the Way to Santiago, an experience I described in my first book. We had just finished walking up a small hill, a village appeared on the horizon, and it was then that my guide, whom I shall call Petrus (although that was not his name), said to me: "We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don’t, o... more »

"Soon Enough..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Most people probably have mortgages, student loans, medical bills and other financial burdens thrust upon them by predatory lenders. It's a world full of things that no one can afford to *own*. All they really have are their thoughts and opinions. And despite the establishment’s best efforts, most people don't like being told what to think and do, because *that's literally all they have*. The idea that you can scare people into silence is a ticking time bomb. It has never worked. Ever. You can delay the explosion, but it'll come soon enough.” -

The Jew who stays out in the cold per The Jewish Chronicle

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
'... reflecting on the subject of Jews who hide their Jewishness for fear of being ostracised, and wondering whether this isn't part of the problem of Jews being seen as the "perennial outsider".' A very interesting article, more here

Oscars! Oscars! Oscars!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
This week's *Newswatch *discussed viewer complaints that the BBC's news programmes had far spent too much time on the fiasco at The Oscars, even devoting the first seven minutes of both the lunchtime and evening news programmes on BBC One to what they considered a relatively trivial story, while pushing more important news like the opening day of the official inquiry into sexual abuse down the news agenda. This post, however, will just record for posterity the delightful rant of viewer Mary - a rant so brilliantly delivered that it even made BBC controller of daily news programme... more »

Weekend reads: How to speed up peer review; the whipsaw of science news headlines; data-sharing stance sparks resignation request

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured more fallout from a citation-boosting episode, and a look at when animal research becomes unnecessary and cruel. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: A new study finds that “prior co-authorship relations have a large and significant influence on manuscript handling times, speeding up the editorial decision on average by 19 days.” […] The post Weekend reads: How to speed up peer review; the whipsaw of science news headlines; data-sharing stance sparks resignation request appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
As you may already know, Donald Trump woke up early this morning and started tweeting: President Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election. Citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of five tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was “wire tapping” his New York offices before the election in a move he compared to McCarthyism. “Bad (or sick) guy!” he said of his predecessor, adding that the surv... more »

Rough Dymond (continued)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
This week's *Feedback* tackled the topic of Jonny Dymond's "satirical" pieces about Donald Trump's 100 Days on *The World at One - *including the notorious bit about Sweden, quoted above. Many of the complaints aired echoed views aired hereabouts - that the piece was "very opinionated, emotional and ultimately uninformative", that it "seemed to cross the line from objective analysis into something more like derision or invective", and that it was" an error of judgement by the BBC" to include this type of content in a news programme. Two listeners then discussed the matter (both ... more »

Appeals court lifts federal protections for Wyoming wolves; disappoints animal lovers

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
A U.S. appeals court on Friday lifted protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from that list. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reverses a lower-court judge who sided with environmental groups and rejected Wyoming's wolf management plan. It wasn't immediately clear how quickly the ruling might put into effect Wyoming state rules that would, among other things, establish wolf hunts. "We're aware of the decision but don't have guidance yet on what it m... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
I have a 101 chores to do today. Blogging will return tonight.

President Trump Accuses President Obama Of 'Tapping His Phone During the Campaign'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 *Reuters: **Tru... more »

"Fukushima Update: 14,002.95 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, February 25, 2017"* by Bob Nichols *Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such report will be on March 11, 2017. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific *FACT*, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radi... more »

Put the damn thing down!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
While away from the computer this week I read a long book on Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet. I loved the book and couldn't put it down, setting aside whole evenings to finish it off. Howard Jacobson would have approved of the reading but not, it appears, of the rushing.... *Justin Webb*: Time for Jim's 'Meet the Author' interview - this week Howard Jacobson on a portrait of an ailing dog and finding inspiration in the smallest of things... *James Naughtie*: Howard Jacobson is a serious novelist who's also a very funny one. He's won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Everyman... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
I saw a tweet yesterday from Cristina Odone of the Legatum Institute commenting on a tweet from the BBC Politics feed about an SNP MP: Others have been making the same point. An intriguing extra angle to all of this is that the original BBC Politics tweet has been deleted. And, for good measure, the BBC News website report it relates to had its original headline, *MP Carol Monaghan 'not embarrassed' about display of Christian faith*, changed to the less negative-sounding *MP: Christians shouldn’t feel embarrassed about display of faith*. Complaints must have gone in to the BBC ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Trump to Allow Pentagon Raids Without Presidential Approval Flint Residents Now Have To Pay For Water They Still Can't Drink Judge Orders California To Release Papers On Risk Of Cell Phone Use Deep State - OilEmpire.US Bringing Back Coral Reefs video. NBC just made over $200 million from Snapchat in a single day The Guardian: Suspects in Berta Cáceres's Murder Received Training in U.S. Iraqis are giving their kids Valium in order to escape from ISIS in Mosul German school bans Muslim students from using prayer mats Valerie Jarrett Moves In With Obamas In DC "T... more »

How Badly Has Paul Ryan Screwed Up The GOP's Chance To Repeal Obamacare?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
The other day, Alex Samuels reported in the *Texas Tribune* that Barbara Bush, the daughter of George W. Bush, was the keynote speaker at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Ft. Worth on Wednesday, where she insisted that the work the organization is doing is especially important after the ascension of the Trump Regime. She told the thousand guests at the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' annual luncheon that "In October when I was asked to speak, I said yes and I was thrilled, but I was under the assumption that history was going to go differently. That was not meant to be a po... more »

Weekend Open Thread

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 18 hours ago
Have at it.


Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 18 hours ago


Anon at Aangirfan - 18 hours ago
*THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL AD MAN.* Sir Martin Sorrell is impressive. He once told me about enduring a primitive airoplane flight in Burma, all in the name of getting business for his firm. Sorrell says that President Donald Trump is "heavily engaged" with business, making a dramatic change from the Obama administration which was "dismissive" of the community. Obama was 'dismissive' of business, Trump is more engaged Sorrell is married to Cristiana Falcone [24][25] Sorrell was previously married to the American-born[24] Sandra Finestone, with whom he has three sons. Sorrell's th... more »

The Hypocrites Are In Charge

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
There is much to despise about Donald Trump. But Jonathan Freedland points out that Trump is not the only villain in the present drama, which is straight out of the Theatre of the Absurd. The Republican Party -- with a couple of exceptions -- have thrown their lot in with Trump: Sure, Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham vow to hold Trump to account. But the rest of them are profiles in moral weakness, prepared to turn two blind eyes to the actions of the president simply because he wears the right party colours. So Devin Nunes, chair of the House intelligence commi... more »

1 in 6 jobs “at risk” in Scottish unreliables is not enough

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 18 hours ago
I had to share this tweet: #Brexit & negative UKGov #renewables policies have killed industry causing mass redundancies in #Scotland. #indyref2 — Chris Cathrine (@ChrisCathrine) March 4, 2017 Of course I will not stop trying to end the unreliables … Continue reading →

Probability waves & time travel

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 18 hours ago
As anyone who has read above the wave particle duality “theory” in physics will know, light is supposed to be both a photon and a wave. Likewise an electron is supposed to a particle and a wave. This is because … Continue reading →

Oklahoma Native American tribe sues energy companies for quake damage

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
The Pawnee Nation filed a lawsuit on Friday in tribal court in Oklahoma against 27 oil and gas producers, seeking damages for an earthquake they said was caused from man-made activity related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Native American group claimed that wastewater injected into disposal wells helped trigger a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in September, the strongest on record in the state, that damaged several Pawnee Nation buildings, including several that are more than 100 years old. Lawyers for the Pawnee Nation said they believe the case is the first of its sort fil... more »

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 18 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Lana Payne questions whether Justin Trudeau's brief nod to precarious work and burgeoning inequality will be reflected in any action. But Sheila Malcolmson notes that Trudeau's say-anything approach includes turning himself into a human shield for Donald Trump, while PressProgress reports on the record-breaking petition to push Trudeau to keep his promise of electoral reform after he's tried to weasel his way out of it. - Meanwhile, Mike Seccombe highlights how Australian labour policy is effectively designed to make it difficult for you... more »

Brothers On Road Trip Rescue Two Puppies In Middle Of Arizona Desert

White Wolf at White Wolf - 19 hours ago
When Briggs LocHaven and his brother Chris Vanness were driving from Arizona to Colorado late last month, they spotted two puppies left on the road. "So my brother and I are on our way down to Phoenix Arizona from Colorado, when in the middle of nowhere we see these two small puppies running on the side of the highway literally in the middle of nowhere. They probably haven't eaten or drink water and who knows how many days. So it looks like me and my brother got two new dogs!" said Briggs LocHaven "We found them off of Highway 191 and 160. My brother and I were on our way down to... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 19 hours ago
*UK: Ministers set to announce plans for compulsory sex education lessons in schools for four-year-olds* Ministers are set to announce plans for compulsory sex education in schools for children as young as four, The Daily Telegraph understands. Prime Minister Theresa May backs an overhaul of the sex education system to recognise threats to children from social media and sexual images on the internet, Number 10 said today. Asked if the PM was concerned that teaching in classes had not kept pace with threats from the internet, the spokesman said: “There is a threat online and th... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 19 hours ago
*Fact-Checking Bill Nye* Let’s fact-check Bill Nye regarding comments he made about something near and dear to my heart — wine — during the Feb. 26 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Here’s his response to what the earth would look like today if man was not the culprit for all the warming: “It would have looked like it did in 1750. Britain would not be very well-suited to growing grapes as it is today. French wine-makers would not be buying land to the north as they are now. People who plan to run ski resorts would still be able to do it in Europe.” First of all, grapes are be... more »

Peru: A Dozen UFOs Suspend Flights in Peru's Jorge Chavez Airport

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Radio Santiago (Chile) March 3, 2017* *Peru: A Dozen UFOs Suspend Flights in Peru's Jorge Chavez Airport* A flotilla of UFOs allegedly caused the suspension of flight operations at the Jorge Chávez Airport in El Callao (Perú). The sighting ocurred during the month of February, and what startled Peruvian ufologists is that the Corporación Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviacion Comercial (CORPAC, Peruvian Airports and Commercial Aviation Corporation) recorded the incident in an official document. With regard to the... more »

Trump son-in-law Kushner Met with Russian Ambassador; Daughter Ivanka Reportedly Invited Wife of Russian Oligarch-Putin Kingmaker to Inauguration

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
Excerpted from the Japan Times: “Russia’s top diplomat at center of Flynn, Sessions scandals also saw Kushner AP MAR 3, … Continue reading →

White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
From “White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire by Justin Elliott and … Continue reading →

Least worst

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
At the time of writing there are over 12 jam-packed Google pages about the new Walled Off Hotel. A brilliant propaganda coup for Banksy’s publicity officer. Does he have a publicity officer? On this occasion I have to report that the actual BBC was the least bad of a bad bunch because its report largely consists of those ghastly photos with captions, whereas the rest of the press obediently parrot the press release verbatim and at length. “The hotel with the worst view in the world” etcetera etcetera. The hotel is an amalgamation of Banksy’s dystopian (deliberately ugly) Dismala... more »

"How It Really Is" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago

Invitation: Meet Robert Kennedy Jr. and Support World Mercury Project

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Kim Stagliano Friends, I'm happy to invite you to an unique event on March 14 to support Robert Kennedy Jr's World Mercury Project. Tony Lyons, Publisher of Skyhorse Publishing, is opening his home in New York city for a...

Interactions between the Microbiota, Immune and Nervous Systems in Health and Disease

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
Yes, more on gut to brain -- MICROBIOME (GUT) -- with again a focus on MICROGLIA (BRAIN) -- I wrote about that seemingly unconnected connection two years ago based on studies unrelated to Autism. Those connections are becoming more evident:...

Samira Ahmed seizes the opportunity

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Just another day on Twitter. Sky News's political editor Faisal Islam sends out a tweet about Brexit and receives a racially abusive tweet in reply telling him that he "could return to your native land, or go to Europe!" (and I'm guessing that man *didn't *mean Manchester). In response, an astonished Faisal Islam tweeted, "Quite regular this stuff now..thought all left behind in 1980s. On personal basis - I don't care. what must be going on generally - terrible". One of the striking things about this unpleasant Twitter encounter is that *Newswatch*'s Samira Ahmed used it to retu... more »

Nick Robinson seizes the opportunity

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Nick Robinson, a keen tweeter, sent forth the following tweet yesterday: After all the various accusations of bias that came his way, there's only one which Nick chose to highlight on his Twitter feed: I suspect that Nick grabbed this and highlighted it as classic 'complaints from both sides' "proof", given how much he used to be (and probably still is) ferociously hated by the Scots Nats. The chap *may*, of course, *not* have been accusing Nick Robinson of pro-SNP bias at all but of anti-Brexit/anti-Mrs May bias instead. And looking at his Twitter feed I'd say this was much mor... more »

A Tale of Two Words

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Just one word can sometimes make quite a difference: The BBC reports: ITV News reports:

Quantum Queries

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 21 hours ago
One of the persistent problems in science is the reconciliation of Newtonian objective mechanics and quantum mechanics; quantum mechanics’ domain is the atomic one. Physical objects are independent 3-D shapes whose existence is independent of the observer. Newton’s laws describe … Continue reading →

Musical Interlude: Live, "Overcome" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Live, "Overcome" -

Dr Cyril Wecht on JFK's Murder: A Coup D'etat

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have posted extensively on this topic and it has become clear that the operation used at least three CIA kill teams. I will also add that LBJ was given a head's up and allowed to be out of harm's way. He did not initiate the operation but was trapped himself and saw little choice but to keep his mouth shut. all this can now be easily put together by any competant historian and i am sure several are now working on exactly that. This work should put the actual forensics to bed as well. The ramifications of this event are still working themselves out over f... more »

Understanding Alien UFO Missions

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This guy is totally right. What we see is unimportant or we would not see it. It keeps us engaged only. The same holds true for crop circles in particular. What is important are accidental encounters. Those are telling us a seriously different story along with the rare whistle blower and deathbed confession. This includes reptilians and black eyed folk who are both able to disguise themselves in order to enter our presence. My sense is that the frequency of such sightings have become much more frequent. What has emerged over the past decade is that we have an active alien... more »

China grants Trump a trademark he's been seeking for a decade

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
In a sane world Trump would not have been subjected to this Chinese diddle for ten years. That he continued to actively resolve it is also obvious. What he was not going to do was pay some scumbag a bribe. That is why dominant users of a name get special relief in the developed world. He quite rightly was trying to enforce a real right that could easily be argued as a natural right. And by the by, he did so diligently as well. What obviously happened, the Chinese government came to their senses and swept the nonsense away and made sure that this piece of business went away be... more »

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Anyone who publishes a paper is providing content based on years of personal effort, mostly unrewarded in real financial terms. In return they hope to gain recognition from their peers and to also be peer reviewed although even that is horribly gamed. My point though is that the publisher is not really paying any thing like fair value for this content nor are the review machinery getting financial reward as well. All costs are actually borne by the academic industry itself. Today the journals actually run a publishing concern in which all costs there are still laid of onto th... more »

Saturday Summary

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*A Personal Note* If there was no global warming the Phoenix Valley would be a balmy 75 degrees (high) during the summer with lows around 70, like Honolulu in winter. Alas. Al Gore and Barack should have fixed that, but they didn't... *In Japan* Japan's Defense Ministry reported that the Air Self-Defense Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept 13 Chinese military aircraft that flew near Okinawa prefecture on 2 March. The Ministry said the latest scrambles occurred from Thursday morning to the afternoon. It said the Chinese aircraft came from the East China Sea and passed between... more »

Who are the Palestinians?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Zuheir Mohsen, leader of the Palestinian Arab terror group As Saiqa, famously told a journalist in 1977: The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zion... more »

What makes a hero?

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 22 hours ago
What trials unite Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins and many of literature’s most interesting heroes — and you? Matthew Winkler takes you through the crucial events that make or break a hero as based on the works of Joseph Campbell’s A Hero With a Thousand Faces.

Billionaire Investor Abdelnour: U.S. Crash Imminent, China & Russia Eyes Opportunity

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
“You have to pay attention to March 15. It’s the debt ceiling deadline, at which point everything could grind to a halt! So we are very close to the edge.” – Quote from 3:08 onwards. Published on Mar 3, 2017 Billionaire Investor Ziad Abdelnour gives us his outlook on the U.S. economy. Normally Abdelnour doesn’t […]

Ides of March: Beware Financial Storm

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 House leadership is keeping their repeal/replace plan for ObamaTAX under lock & key so that only select members can see it in a “reading room”. Sound familiar? Like TPP? Rand Paul and House members have protested but as we approach the mid March, when President Trump indicated he would unveil […]

World Government Blueprint Leaked

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 Alex Jones reveals the globalists master plan and how they are attempting to seize control. end

Unbelievable! 20th Cent Fox Created Fake News To Attack Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 20th Century Fox has been caught trying to discredit Donald Trump using fake news. end

New Year's Re-solutions...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 23 hours ago
I know it's a bit late in the year for this kind of thinking but it's something I should like to see *'some form of resolution to'*... 1) thirty year anniversary art gallery representation or exhibition - my first one man show of 32 life-sie psycho-figurative oil paintings was at St Helens Museum & Art Gallery in 1987. 2) Free Planet becoming a worldwide phenomena; War World (your current corporate horror world) must be allowed to crumble, organically. 3) Wilson/Blackett's *Kings Arthurs I and II* and their (genius) reworking of so-called British History. 4) Thornhill/Talbott's *El... more »

Malaria: How Do You Eradicate an Infectious Disease With No Vaccine? (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 23 hours ago
Nearly 500,000 people die every year from malaria – an awful amount, but one that has come down from one million deaths per year. Philip Eckhoff, Senior Director of Research at the Institute for Disease Modeling, explains what is involved in total global eradication of malaria and how interdisciplinary collaboration is the key to out-thinking and out-maneuvering this disease.

Wanted: A New Executive Director for the Global Fund

Jeremy Youde at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
There’s a lot of turmoil in global health governance these days, and it looks like it’s only getting more chaotic. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is hitting the reset button in its quest to identify a new leader “due to issues in the recruitment process”—precisely at a moment when there are […]

"The Case Against Hope" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Case Against Hope" by Buddha of Hollywood "I was trying to define “worry” and “hope” and it occurred to me that they are brother and sister emotions. Both “worry” and “hope” are unfounded expectations; one that things will get worse and the other that things will get better– some how. And both “worry” and “hope” have the same hypnotic power to paralyze action. I remember growing up under the communist rule. Life was really hard; things were pretty bad and getting worse every day. It can’t get worse than this, people were saying, it is bound to get better. But things never got ... more »

"This Is To Have Succeeded." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The Better Angels Of Our Nature" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Better Angels Of Our Nature: * * How Charles Dickens Influenced Abraham Lincoln" * by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. “Here’s the story of an obscure but beautiful quotation from Charles Dickens that found its way into the First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln. In 1861, before his inauguration, Lincoln showed a draft of what he intended to say to William Seward, his Secretary of State. Seward recommended that Lincoln conclude with conciliatory words, and sketched out a few sentences for Lincoln to consider. Seward’s rough draft, which has been preserved, contains the expression “... more »

X22 Report: “Central Bankers And The Deep State Move Forward With The 'Internet Kill Switch” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report: “Central Bankers And The Deep State Move Forward With The 'Internet Kill Switch” -

Against the Clock - How Technology Has Changed Our Experience of Time (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 day ago
Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker whose first book, Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club award for environmental reporting. His most recent book, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation, chronicles his quest to understand the nature of lived time. He recently joined Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, for a conversation on what we miss about the nature of time when we only think about it as a number.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* President Donald Trump tours the USS Gerald R. Ford. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Unions fight against their members' jobs over AGW scam

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
A recent *letter to the editor* made this blogger think about Unions and their fight against cheap coal-fired power. Mark and Jenny Postle *The Greens want the coal industry shut down. The coal miners’ union is the CFMEU. The CFMEU donates large sums to the Greens. So the coal miners are paying their union to assist the Greens to shut down their industry and their livelihoods. Am I missing something here?* *Mark Postle, Mundubbera, Qld* Now try as I might, I cannot find any links to the CFMEU funding the Greens. They are definitely funding the Australian Labor Party. They are al... more »

There Are Over 100 Billionaires Among Top Communist Legislators

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China's ruling Politburo Standing Committee are given a round of applause during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on March 3, 2017 *AFP: **China counts over 100 billionaires among top Communist legislators* China counts more than 100 billionaires among its top legislators, with 209 of the richest holding wealth nearly equivalent to Belgium's annual GDP, according to a report released as the Communist Party's annual parliamentary session started Friday. A key focus of the sessions is el... more »

"More Signs That the Great Collapse Is Upon Us: Has The Date Been Set?” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"More Signs That the Great Collapse Is Upon Us: Has * *The Date Been Set?”* by Mac Slavo "The system is breaking apart as we speak. Retail has taken a brutal pounding over the last several years, and an epidemic of closing stores continues. Jobs have never picked up, despite the optimism. The flaws of the larger economy are compounding, and what has already been for several years a “recession” may soon crumble into an outright great “depression.” As the X22 Report discusses, the stress points are all there, and absolute destruction is looming over the United States, and the global ... more »

Trump And Kislyak-- What The Hell Is Going On?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
How did the 180 degree turn-around on Ukraine get into the Republican Party platform? At the time, it was widely reported in the news-- generally without comment or controversy-- that Trump had demanded it and that no one stood up to him. His own national security adviser at the time, J.D. Gordon-- who admitted late this afternoon to Jim Acosta that *he too* had meetings with Kislyak during campaign-- said last March that Trump had *personally* ordered it. Did no one wonder why? Brian Naylor reported the changes in early August. "When Republican Party leaders drafted the platform ... more »

A Glimpse of Ground Zero

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
Since today was likely going to be the mildest day weather-wise during my days off, I was keen to head out and stretch my legs. Of course I wanted to do a little bird-watching but I also just needed to stretch my legs. I enjoy being outside this time of year for the most part and doubly so when I'm carrying my binoculars rather than scaffolding material at work. There's a section of trail that skirts the top of the river valley that I used to walk quite a bit when I first moved here but since I had moved on doing my bird-watching in a few other places, I had not been on this trail... more »

Is The Lack Of Muslims On TV The Reason Why Many Young Muslims Join The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Actor Riz Ahmed arrives at the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Feb. 26, 2017. (Reuters) *The Guardian*: *Riz Ahmed warns lack of diversity on TV will drive young to Isis* *Actor says viewers from minority backgrounds are switching off and turning to terrorism propaganda films which make recruits look like James Bond* Actor and rapper Riz Ahmed has warned that the enduring failure to champion diversity on TV is alienating young people, driving them towards extremism and into the arms of Isis. Ahmed, known for his roles in Four Lions and the the Star Wars prequel Ro... more »

If Meeting with Russians is a Crime, Guess Who Else is Guilty?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has preemptively recused himself from any future Justice Department probe into allegations of Russian intrigue, and former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has resigned his position. Both moves were in response to the mainstream media’s outcry when their meetings with the Russian ambassador came under scrutiny. […]

‘Killing And Maiming Children’: Watchlist Calls UN to Blacklist Israeli Defense Force (IDF)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 The global network of humanitarian organisations that defends children’s rights across the world has called on the UN to blacklist the Israeli Defence Forces, for multiple violations of children rights. Various human rights organisations have noted a number of incidents in the recent past where Israeli forces have applied psychological […]

‘Euro is Dead Man Walking’: Marine Le Pen Lashes Out at EU, Says Frexit is Question of Time

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 After the EU Parliament revoked her parliamentary immunity, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen accused the European Union of breaking up society, and promised to re-negotiate France’s agreements with the bloc. The parliament’s decision follows a second round of voting held by EU lawmakers. Le Pen may now face prosecution […]

Mercury in Vaccines May Be Up to 50 TIMES More Toxic to the Brain than Mercury in Fish

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Mercury in Vaccines May Be Up to 50 TIMES More Toxic to the Brain than Mercury in Fish by Tracey Watson, (Natural News) The vaccine debate has been raging for decades now, with strongly held viewpoints on both sides of the spectrum. President Trump’s establishment of a commission to evaluate the science on vaccines, in conjunction […]

Divine Intervention! EU Leaders Will Turn to the POPE Over Plans to Revive Struggling Bloc

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Just what kind of leadership do these EU leaders expect of the Pope? The Man of Sin? – Divine Intervention! EU Leaders Will Turn to the POPE Over Plans to Revive Struggling Bloc by NICK GUTTERIDGE, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, EUROPEAN leaders are set to hold an historic meeting with the Pope later this month when they head […]

Paul Ryan: ‘No Evidence’ of Sessions Colluding with Russia During Election

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Payback and warning (to go no further) for all the pedophile arrests that Trump has initiated? – * UNREPORTED: 1,500 PEDOPHILE ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE NATIONALLY SINCE TRUMP TOOK OFFICE * Townhall: ‘Why the MSM Is Ignoring Trump’s Sex Trafficking Busts’ – Paul Ryan: ‘No Evidence’ of Sessions Colluding with Russia During Election by CHARLIE SPIERING, House […]

Trump’s Advisers Push Him to Purge Obama Appointees

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Trump’s Advisers Push Him to Purge Obama Appointees by JOSH DAWSEY, Frustrated by the gush of leaks, the president’s allies say it’s time to take action. Advisers to President Donald Trump are urging him to purge the government of former President Barack Obama’s political appointees and quickly install more people who are loyal to him, amid […]

Israel Continues to Demolish Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem Al-Quds. EU Officials Visit Palestinian Village Facing Demolition

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from […]

‘No-Go-Zones’: Swedish EMTs Fear to Enter ‘High Risk’ Areas Without Police And Armour

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 So-called ‘no-go zones’ where it’s too dangerous to enter without police protection, have become a pivotal problem in Sweden, says Gordon Grattidge, the head of the country’s ambulance union. The union boss also said they need special equipment to be able to go with the police into dangerous areas. This […]

Fmr Congresswoman: If Trump Goes After High-Level Pedophiles, It Will Take Down Dems And Republicans

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Pedophilia in corridors of power and religious orders, is usually a sign of Satanism. It extends beyond sexual perversion into child sacrifice. What power is behind western governments? Satan. – Fmr Congresswoman: If Trump Goes After High-Level Pedophiles, It Will Take Down Dems And Republicans by Matt Agorist, If there is one thing that’s […]

Indian Economy Collapses As ‘Demonetization’ Crushes Small Business

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Indian Economy Collapses As ‘Demonetization’ Crushes Small Business by Tyler Durden, The Sales Managers Index (SMI) is one of the earliest monthly indicators of Indian economic activity. February’s data shows the catastrophic after-effects of the December demonetization policy which was intended to crack down on corruption and ‘black money’. The February Headline SMI has fallen […]

Russian Aerospace Forces Destroy Al-Nusra HQ Near Aleppo, Killing 67 Terrorists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Russian Aerospace Forces Destroy Al-Nusra HQ Near Aleppo, Killing 67 Terrorists by The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed al-Nusra HQ near Aleppo killing at least 67 terrorists, including 19 field commanders. – On February 28, the headquarters of the al-Nusra terrorist group near Rasm al-Eis village, 28 kilometers south-west of Aleppo, was destroyed by a KAB-500 guided bomb launched […]

CNN Busted: “Stop Spreading Lies & Fake News!” — Russian FM Spokeswoman Tells CNN

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 2, 2017 Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, refused to discuss spying allegations against the Russian ambassador to the US with a CNN reporter, advising the broadcaster to stop spreading lies and fake news. end

SPIN: The Art of Selling War (2004)

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
Dandelion Salad Originally posted June 15, 2011 rushingfan on Jan 29, 2007 Directed by Josh Rushing, a veteran Marine Corps media spokesman, “SPIN: The Art of Selling War” is an investigative documentary that looks at the standard justification for going to war by the American administrations of past and present. Part 2 from the archives: […]

Report: The A-10 'Warthog' Can Obliterate The Small-Boat Swarms That Iran Uses

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An A-10 Thunderbolt IIs with the 74th Fighter Squadron from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia flying over the Gulf of Mexico on February 7 during a weapons-system evaluation program at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. US Air Force photo/Ilka Cole *Business Insider:** US military test shows the A-10 'Warthog' can obliterate the small-boat swarms that Iran uses* About 35 local boat captains simulated swarming attack maneuvers in fishing boats rigged with machine guns while fighter jets, attack helicopters, and the A-10 "Warthog" simulated attacks from above in Florida's Choctawhatchee ... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Yuri Kane feat. Sopheary - Obsession

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