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Sweat Shops, GMOs And Neoliberal Fundamentalism: The Agroecological Alternative To Global Capitalism

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 29 seconds ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF Much of the argument in favour of GM agriculture involves little more than misrepresentations and unscrupulous attacks on those who express concerns about the technology and its impacts. These attacks are in part designed to whip up populist sentiment and denigrate critics so that corporate interests can secure further control over agriculture. They also serve to divert attention from the underlying issues pertaining to hunger and poverty and genuine solutions, as well as the self-interest of the pro-GMO lobby itself. The very fou... more »

Is A Nuclear Armed Taiwan China's Greatest Nightmare?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
Taking a dip at Nanwan beach, with Taiwan's Tai Power No. 3 nuclear power station looming above. Photo: Reuters *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:** China's Greatest Nightmare: Taiwan Armed with Nuclear Weapons* It would have been one of the greatest crises of postwar Asia: the revelation of a Taiwanese atomic bomb. For Taiwan, the bomb would have evened the odds against a numerically superior foe. For China, a bomb would have been casus belli, justification for an attack on the island country it considered a rogue province. Active from the 1960s to the 1980s, Taipei’s efforts to ... more »

High Crimes and Misdemeanors – Conduct Unbecoming: Trump Inane Tweet re Schwarzenegger; While the World Turns Trump Wasting Time

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 minutes ago
Trump seems to have a number of impeachable charges covered. When there is so much happening, and so much to … Continue reading →

Trump Memo re Construction of US Pipelines: Loopholes Allow Russian, India, Chinese Manufacture – Art of the Con; Read for Yourself

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 minutes ago
“… all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including … Continue reading →

How To Cope With This Stressful Presidency (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 17 minutes ago
What prepares men for the totalitarian domination in the non-totalitarian world is the fact that loneliness … has become an everyday experience of the ever growing masses of our century. The merciless process into which totalitarianism drives and organizes the masses looks like a suicidal escape from this reality. ~ Hannah Arendt

Dave & Busters Reviewing Dress Code After American Legion Riders Controversy

David Mikkelson at - 28 minutes ago
American Legion Riders say they were told they couldn't wear 'gang-affiliated' jackets at a Dave & Buster's outlet in Michigan.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* The Roman Theatre at Palmyra: before and after. © SPUTNIK/ MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKIY/ MICHAEL ALAEDDIN *WNU Editor*: A depressing photo gallery .... *Palmyra: Before and After* (Sputnik).

This Is How A Direct Strike Against North Korea Would Go Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Alex Lockie, Business Insider:* *The US is considering a direct strike against North Korea — here’s how it would go down* Just after North Korea carried out a missile test and a high-profile assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Malyasia, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US was considering direct military action against the Kim regime. US President Donald Trump has apparently honed in on North Korea as his most serious external challenge, and has reportedly declared them the single greatest threat to the United States. In January, ... more »

"Visualizing The US Debt Ceiling (In $100 Bills)" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Visualizing The US Debt Ceiling (In $100 Bills)"* by Tyler Durden, Demonocracy "The United States owes a lot of money. For now, there is no debt ceiling- it has been suspended- but in 10 days that changes, and who knows what happens then. *US Debt Ceiling - $20+ Trillion in 2017* *Click image for larger size.* We have not upgraded the graphics for 2017 because it simply is pointless. The US government has no plan for fixing unfunded liabilities. This number is so far out there that it is incomprehensible to most readers but a few mathematicians. *"$122,100,000,000,000. US unfund... more »

Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Awesome one man blues band Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” -

Realist News – HUGE NEWS from Bix Weir: CME/LBMA/Silver (BTC $1291/8888)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 5, 2017 Ted Butler:… end

DC Insiders Seek to Defeat Donald Trump: Even in Aftermath of His Victory – Ex CIA Agent

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 5, 2017 There are still senior people in jobs at the Director of National Intelligence office, the office of the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency that ought to be fired, Larry Johnson, retired CIA and State Department official, told RT. end

Israeli Fighter Jets Bomb Gaza Strip

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 1, 2017 At least four people have sustained injuries after Israeli military aircraft carried out a string of airstrikes on areas in the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal territory. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study […]

Tulsi Gabbard: To Solve Refugee Crisis — US Should Stop Arming & Funding Terrorism

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Did Syria attack America or threaten American interests? Clearly NO! So why is America supporting terrorists to overthrow Assad? The people behind this are Illuminist-Satanists. “For years we have been supplying anti-tank missiles and all sorts of weapons to the terrorists, to Al Nusra, sometimes to ISIS.. the entire array … Jaysh al-Islam …” – […]

Ivanka Trump: Dad Is Destroying DC Pedo Network

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Is Trump the perfect person, totally without flaws, a perfect Christian, sound in theology/doctrine …. This is, of course, the wrong question. You are not electing/supporting the pastor of a church. You are electing/supporting the POTUS. Are there evidence that Trump is pro-Christianity or anti-Christianity? He is definitely pro Christianity and Christian values. Is Trump […]

BREAKING: More EXCLUSIVE Information From VL DHS Insider! – #PedoGate & Jeff Sessions Under Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
This is much more than pedophilia. It is Satanism and the human sacrifice of children. Why is the MSM also attacking Trump and keeping quiet about all the pedophiles arrested? The Illuminist MSM is CIA controlled. The top level echelons are Illuminists ie. Satanists (Hint: who else do you think is involved in Satanic pedophilia […]

The Satanic Temple Has Experienced A Huge Surge In Membership Following The Election Of Donald Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Satanic Temple Has Experienced A Huge Surge In Membership Following The Election Of Donald Trump by Michael Snyder, The election of Donald Trump has been the best thing that has ever happened to the Satanic Temple. Founded in 2013, this relatively new organization now boasts chapters all over the country, and over the past couple […]

RED ALERT: Democratic Party Colluding With Deep State They Must Resign

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RED ALERT: Democratic Party Colluding With Deep State They Must Resign by Jon Bowne | We are experiencing the left’s pure propagandized turbulence RED ALERT-THIS IS NOT A DRILL – The Democratic Party has been seen with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak recently. – Again this is not a drill- Kislyak also visited Former Democratic President […]

Clif High: Chaos Starts Middle of March

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Clif High: Chaos Starts Middle of March by Greg Hunter’s (Early Sunday Release) Internet data mining expert Clif High says the world is witnessing the unmasking of the so-called “Deep State” and revealing it’s long held control over humanity. High explains, “The level of complexity of humans has increased, and that was the factor that […]

“The Abyss Has Opened”: London Trader Dissects 150 MILLION OZ Silver Massacre

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
“The Abyss Has Opened”: London Trader Dissects 150 MILLION OZ Silver Massacre by From A Wholesale Market Perspective, the Paper Markets Are Clearly Broken, An ABYSS Has Appeared Between the Paper & Physical Markets. A RESET Is Approaching… end

Jim Willie (Part 2/3 & 3/3): Dead U.S Bonds, U.S Stabilisation Fund, New World Order Geo Engineering, Monsanto, Depopulation …

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 4, 2017 Part 1 here’s the link… end

We Are Being Herded Into the Chute for Financial Slaughter (ENCORE) | Brother John F

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 3, 2017 (Originally published Dec 15, 2016) ENCORE presentation of a classic interview for our newer subscribers! ————- Sound money enthusiast and evangelist for the money of the people, Brother John F returns to Reluctant Preppers to clarify what makes silver uniquely desirable for ordinary people. Brother John F further warns the […]

U.S. Considering Redeploying Nuclear Tactical Weapons To South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Arirang*:* U.S. could redeploy tactical nuclear weapons to S. Korea: NYT* The New York Times reported over the weekend that President Trump has been discussing the possibility of re-deploying tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea for the first time in 26 years, with the aim of sending a "dramatic" warning to North Korea. Unlike strategic nuclear weapons such as intercontinental ballistic missiles, tactical nuclear weapons usually have a small yield of under 20 kilotons. However, these weapons pose a big threat to an opponent as they can be delivered by field artillery, small b... more »

North Korea Has Fired Four Ballistic Missiles, Three Of Which Landed Within Japanese Waters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNN*: *North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan* (CNN)North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles, three of which landed within 200 nautical miles of Japan, the country's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday. Speaking to the Japanese parliament, Abe said the launch was a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions. "It is an extremely dangerous action," he said. A US official also confirmed that Pyongyang fired four projectiles, which appeared to be ballistic missiles. Abe said three landed within Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone, which extends 200 ... more »

Will Putin Steal The French Election Too?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I don't know how many *DWT* readers are concerned about the upcoming French presidential elections-- there are 2 rounds, first on April 23 and then a runoff May 7-- but we've covered it sporadically, primarily here and here. There were some new developments yesterday-- and over the last few days-- worth looking at. First a tiny thumbnail sketch: there's a Putin-backed neo-fascist running, Marine LePen, who is guaranteed a place in the runoff. Then there are 4 main candidates vying to get into the runoff with her, polls indicating she would probably lose to almost anyone. Until rece... more »

FBI Director Comey Wants The Justice Depart To Reject President Trump's Wiretapping Claims

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim* WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump’s phones, senior American officials said on Sunday. Mr. Comey has argued that the highly charged claim is false and must be corrected, they said, but the department has not released any such statement. Mr. Comey, who made the request on Saturday after Mr. Trump leveled his allegation on Twitter, has bee... more »

The Old Trump is Back. In Fact, He Never Left

Robert Reich - 2 hours ago
It seems an eternity ago but it was only last Tuesday night when Donald Trump addressed a joint... more »

Americans and Mexicans living at the border are more connected than divided

Michael Dear, Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
In 2002, I began traveling the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border on both sides. From Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, the border measures almost 2,000 miles. What distinguished my journey was that I began traveling well before the idea of fortifying the U.S.-Mexico border entered public consciousness. Inadvertently, I became witness to the wall’s construction and its impact on the lives of border dwellers, which I reported in my book, “Why Walls Won’t Work.” Shortly after 9/11, as I explain in the the book, the U.S. built 650 miles of walls and fences along of the 700-m... more »

How our morals might politically polarize just about anything

Randy Stein, Assistant Professor of Marketing, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
DonkeyHotey/flickr, CC BY-SA When news breaks about wrongdoings of our favorite politician, the other side inevitably argues that we have a scandal on our hands. We like to think that our superior grasp of logic is what enables us to reason through and reject the other side’s concerns. But, a series of three studies I recently published suggest such decisions are not just the result of reasoning. Rather, feeling moral aversion toward political opponents compels us toward positions that help our team “win.” This is true even if it means adopting positions with which we’d otherwise ... more »

Willy Jackson throws mud

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: Treaty_Principles] I was contacted on Friday by TV3 about a beat-up they’d organised to raise the profile of new Labour Party candidate and Professional Maori, Willy Jackson. He was whinging about a pamphlet (below) dropped in thousands of letterboxes over the last two years advertising a book called *One Treaty, One Nation. *About the flyer TV3 says “Labour's Willie Jackson is not happy with its message.” I guess he wouldn’t be. Because, you see, it is people like him who it targets. Specifically, the book, and the flyer, calls for an end to race-based privilege. So... more »

Communicating climate change: Focus on the framing, not just the facts

Rose Hendricks, Ph.D. Candidate in Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
How you package the information matters. Frame image via Humans are currently in a war against global warming. Or is it a race against global warming? Or maybe it’s just a problem we have to deal with? If you already consider climate change a pressing issue, you might not think carefully about the way you talk about it – regardless of how you discuss it, you already think of global warming as a problem. But the way we talk about climate change affects the way people think about it. For scientific evidence to shape people’s actions – both personal behaviors lik... more »

America's broadband market needs more competition

François Bar, Professor of Communication and Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
How many people are trying to connect America's cities? Network workers via The United States is home to some of the most creative people and businesses on the planet. Our filmmakers, artists, software engineers and scientists entertain the world and expand the boundaries of human knowledge. Their creative process is often a mystery, but their tools are not. Among these tools, few are more critical than the internet, which fosters creativity and innovation by facilitating access to information and supporting collaborative work. It is the enzyme that accelerates the ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
Donald Trump's address to Congress was praised by the mainstream press as his first truly presidential moment and was initially seen by the White House as a home run: The mood at the White House on Tuesday night was ... jubilant. Trump returned from the Capitol shortly before midnight to find his staff assembled in the residence cheering him. Finally, they all thought, they had seized control. The president had even laid off Twitter outbursts — a small victory for a staff often unable to drive a disciplined message. “He nailed it, and he knew it,” said Kellyanne Conway, counselor to... more »

Montana Democrats Nominated Rob Quist For Congress Today-- Can He Win In May?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Ron Quist* I hope you remember Blue America's old friend from Montana, Franke Wilmer, a professor of political science at Montana State University, who served in the state House, including as Speaker Pro Tem, and brought us as close as the country's ever gotten to electing someone like Barbara Ehrenreich to Congress. I asked her if she could help us understand if the Democrats have a legitimate shot to win the at-large House seat in Montana-- to replace Trump's new Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke-- in the May 25 special election. Late this afternoon, the Democratic Party nom... more »

The week in climate and nuclear news

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on nuclear-news: The most significant article of the week comes from 3 very distinguished writers, in the Bulletin of…

Text ‘Hunger’ to 35350 to Donate to Local Food Banks?

Kim LaCapria at - 4 hours ago
Texting the word 'HUNGER' to 35350 will no longer prompt Sam's Club to donate the equivalent 12 meals to a local food bank no longer works; you have to text 'MEALS' to that number.

Tribes Stand Up Against "War On Wolves Act" Congress Bill

White Wolf at White Wolf - 4 hours ago
A series of legislation and proposed legislation in Western states has advocates of wolf conservation concerned for the future of the animal as well as the country's respect for Native American rights, according to an advocate who spoke to ABC News. "Wolves are our sacred animals," said Roger Dobson, founder of the non-profit religious organization Protect the Wolves, and a member of Washington state's Cowlitz Tribe. "Our creators put wolves on the planet to perform a sacred task. [These laws] encourage people to treat them like vermin." The laws and proposed laws to which Dobson... more »

Polite and Apolitical? Repression By Another Name

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 5 hours ago
The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad March 5, 2017 There are those who would have us fold up our banners and take down our protest signs. They urge us to be reasonable and polite. They expect us to cram our dissent into narrow boxes of occasional grumbling […]

March 5: Maybe I'm just cranky today.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
The irving press had a big, front page headline story recently plus longer stories inside the paper - about the scandalous lack of rooms at this province's hospitals - leaving dying patients to spend their last days lying on stretchers in the halls. Does the irving press give a damn? For reasons I'll give below, it almost certainly does not give a damn. Indeed, I suspect this treatment of the dying will simply become a part of its long campaign to privatize health care. If the irving press did give a damn, it would have run the two stories below. Funny how the irving editors misse... more »

"Butterflies..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

“Dog Walks 200 Miles to Find the Woman Who Rescued Her” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Dog Walks 200 Miles to Find the Woman Who Rescued Her”* By Jeffery Pritchett "A Russian dog named Shavi was hit by a car and left for dead by the driver. She was saved by a woman named Nina who took her in, nursed her back to health, and then found her a home. But Shavi escaped from her new home and walked nearly 200 miles back to be with her guardian angel. Last winter, Shavi had been trying to survive as a street dog during the harsh Russian winter when her life nearly ended. She was the victim of a hit-and-run, which resulted in two badly broken legs, among other injuries. S... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Surfing the Clouds”; “Above the Infinite Rest” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Music track: “Surfing the Clouds” from the album “Empty Sky” by Deuter. “Above the Infinite Rest” written by David Bergen. Featured Painting: “Above the Infinite Rest” by Isaac Levitan, 1891. -

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes called the Little Sombrero for its resemblance to the brighter more famous M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Both Sombrero and Little Sombrero are spiral galaxies seen edge-on, and both have extensive central bulges cut by a thinner disk with dust lanes in silhouette. In fact, NGC 7814 is some 40 million light-years... more »

"Facts, Not Theories: P. T. Barnum" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Facts, Not Theories: P. T. Barnum"* By Herb Reich "We all have our cherished theories about everything from famous quips to favorite cures, not to mention history. But the facts tell a different story. Did showman P. T. Barnum really say, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”? No, he didn’t. Here’s how we fell for this misconception, according to the Barnum Museum: In 1868, a man named George Hull, of Binghamton, New York, arranged for a slab of gypsum to be carved in the shape of a huge human being, then had it treated to resemble an ossified corpse and buried it on a farm near... more »

Chet Raymo, “Telling Stories: ‘Real’ Life” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Telling Stories: ‘Real’ Life”* by Chet Raymo "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." - William Blake "I have just finished reading Brian Greene's new book, “The Fabric of the Cosmos”. As with his earlier book, “The Elegant Universe”, he does a damn good job explaining the almost unexplainable- string theory, braneworlds, multiple universes, and all that. None of this stuff has an empirical basis, and is not likely to for the foreseeable future. So does it qualify as science? Well, yes, barely. Because in principle ... more »

"Just Fine..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Years ago, in a motivational seminar by the master, Zig Ziglar, I heard a story about how mediocrity will sneak up on you. The story goes that if you drop a frog into boiling water, he will sense the pain and immediately jump out. However, if you put a frog in room-temperature water, he will swim around happily, and as you gradually turn the water up to boiling, the frog will not sense the change. The frog is lured to his death by gradual change. We can lose our health, our fitness, and our wealth gradually, one day at a time. It might be a cliché, but that's because it is true: Th... more »

Golden Age Frontiers

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

“X22Report: The Tables Were Just Turned On Obama And The Deep State With This Simple Maneuver” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“X22Report: The Tables Were Just Turned On Obama And The Deep State With This Simple Maneuver” -

“What Is To Be Done?” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“What Is To Be Done?”* by Paul Craig Roberts “The question in the title is V.I. Lenin’s question. His answer was to create a revolutionary “vanguard” to spread revolutionary ideas among the workers, the economic class that Karl Marx had declared to be the class rising to the ascendancy of political power. Finally, democracy, frustrated by upper class interests in its earlier manifestations, would become reality. The workers would rule. Given the presence of evil and human failing, it did not work out in that way. But Lenin’s question remains a valid one. Americans whose economic ... more »

Polar Bear Scare Unmasked: The Saga of a Toppled Global Warming Icon [video]

Hifast at Climate Collections - 7 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: For more than ten years, we’ve endured the shrill media headlines, the hyperbole from conservation organizations, and the simplistic platitudes from scientists as summer sea ice declined dramatically while polar bear numbers rose. Now, just in time for International Polar Bear Day, there’s a video that deconstructs the scare. It runs…

The Big Lie

Hifast at Climate Collections - 7 hours ago
Originally posted on Skating Under The Ice: The big lie for today is the endless reporting that President Trump said “the media is the enemy of the American people”. I’ve heard news reporters on every station claiming he said it, and asking people about it, and discussing that statement. Oh, a few of the media folks haven’t done that,…

Are you as disturbed as I am? Illegal wire taps, Charles Murray protest, OFA, convicted terrorist and murderer Rasmea Yousef Odeh a leader of the Day Without Women, and crazy Loretta Lynch...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*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 cars, and burn down buildings when we become a wee bit pissed off? Obviously, those are all rhetorical questions. It is the very reason I doubt we're going to be ready for what's heading... more »

Retirement: What would a libertarian do? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Paying people to retire is neither moral nor just – nor sustainable. Like most things in politics, superannuation started and has been sustained with lies. The great lie when the experiment was started in 1938 was that the new *universal* pension would be “self-funding.” It never was: it was simply paid for out of other people’s taxes. The greater lie said that it wasn’t welfare because those who contributed were those getting the benefits. Not true: they were paid by those who were still working. What it meant was that, in the name of economic security, the money that people ... more »

Dachel Wake Up: Media Notices Sorry State of Health

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 7 hours ago
By Anne Dachel Recent medical news is getting lots of attention across the mainstream media. It seems that more young adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer. While the numbers remain small, there is an increase that has the attention...

Tim Kelly (OIT) Interviews George Webb: DynCorp Harvest: Killing is Good Business

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*I like Tim Kelly.* *He does very interesting, fairly in depth interviews, considering the time constraints everyone of us deals with."Our Interesting Times" will be perma- linked in the sidebar. * *Just got to hear this interview today and it is a MUST LISTEN interview, the perfect partner to the post covering the fallacious concept of safe zones as anything having to do with safety. * * It's not an easy interview- but it's better to understand the reality of warfare as a business model. Including the creation of safe zones to exploit, cannibalize and profit from misery intentional... more »

Mann: Trump “It’s an all-out assault on Earth”

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 7 hours ago
Back in December 2014 I wrote an article entitled: “Inhofe: finally the big guns are firing!” I guess those shells have finally landed. Today I heard this: Climate scientist Michael Mann’s new book says climate denial is ‘driving us crazy’“This … Continue reading →

The Man Who Cried U.N.C.L.E.

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 7 hours ago
The psychological warfare against Donald Trump has reached such a fever pitch of intensity that we're being warned not to avoid the media spectacle of a paranoid president dissolving into a quivering puddle of terminal helplessness right before our very eyes. Please, news-consumers: do not let the distraction of Trump's Twitter claim that Obama tapped his phone distract you from the real and true distraction, which is Vladimir Putin's reputed stealth takeover of our great American democracy. So warns "Career U.S. Intelligence Officer" Malcolm Nance, who has lately pivoted from de... more »

“The argument over the strength of global warming shows how difficult climate research really is.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: Slowdown-infographic1 (1)] After a winter in Dubai replete with chilly rain and even snow, folk there suggest this “seems to affirm the UN’s admission in 2013 of a decline in temperature rises…. So what do the experts say?” Answer from Robert Matthews, visiting professor of science at Aston University, Birmingham, writing in the Emirates newspaper *The National*: It’s complicated: *From the strange, barely predictable temperature changes in the Pacific, known as El Nino, to random upheaval, global warming is not the only influence on the weather. And according ... more »

Quote of the Day: On politicians & #FakeNews

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*“Apparently politicians are very eager to introduce measures to protect us from #FakeNews. Somehow I doubt it means they'll stop lying to us.”* ~ Per Bylund . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

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 »

Mysterious Staircase at Loretto Chapel

David Mikkelson at - 8 hours ago
Does a stairway at Santa Fe's Loretto Chapel miraculously stand despite having no discernable means of support?

Sunday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Carol Linnitt notes that British Columbia's provincial pipeline spill map has been conspicuously disappeared by the Clark Libs in the lead up to an election where environmental protection is a major issue. And Kathy Tomlinson is the latest to highlight both the glaring lack of reasonable fund-raising regulations in B.C., and the fact that corporations are still managing to break the law with impunity. - Meanwhile, Emily Eaton and Simon Enoch examine how the oil industry is distorting education in Saskatchewan. - Bob Berwyn warns about the ... more »

Michael Hudson: The Orwellian Double-Think That Is Used To Confuse People And Make Them Think That Poverty Is Wealth (Parts 1-5)

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 9 hours ago
with Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad Michael Hudson March 5, 2017 TheRealNews on Feb 26, 2017 Michael Hudson, author of the newly released J is for Junk Economics, says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works. Transcript Part 2 TheRealNews on Feb 28, 2017 Trump’s infrastructure plan will privatize all […]

An Odds-On Bet

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 9 hours ago
According to the betting odds over at Ladbrokes, President Trump is more likely to resign or be impeached than he is to serve a full term.

Columbus Statue Removed at Pepperdine — Bow to Political Correctness

Steve Byas at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: columbus-statue-removed-at-pepperdine-bow-to-political-correctness] Christopher Columbus, the man who brought Christianity to the Western Hemisphere, is now being trashed by the president of a Christian college with a conservative reputation.

Meet the Next Tory Leader

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
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 difficulties we have a tendency to forget that May possesses a sliver of a majority, and adding Copeland to her tally does nothing to change that. Brexit is a destruction derby's worth of c... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” -

Free Download: Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" by Eckhart Tolle "A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. "Spare some change?" mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. "I have nothing to give you," said the stranger. Then he asked: "What's that you are sitting on?" "Nothing," replied the beggar. "Just an old box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember." "Ever looked inside?" asked the stranger. "No," said the beggar. "What's the point? There's nothing in there." "Have a l... more »

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

"We Are All Connected: Intertwined Fates" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"We Are All Connected: Intertwined Fates"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Being aware of the connection between all things can help you in terms of the broader effect you may be creating. There are times when we may feel disconnected from the world. Our actions can seem like they are of no major consequence, and we may feel like we exist in our own vacuum. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action- the decisions we make each day, and how we see and relate to the world- can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact on the lives of those around us, as well a... more »

"So Long You Are Young..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. It is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair, these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. Whether seventy or seventeen there is in every beings ... more »

"How It Really Is" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Me too!

Provoking World War III

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Imagine if the Russians where setting up bases in Canada or Mexico.... The US-NATO are storing military hardware in Poland, Norway, Romania and in Latvia -- all along the Russian border. Who is provoking whom? Can't we see that the whole 'Russian hacking story' is part of a mind game that Washington is running to distract the public from what the Pentagon is doing 'pivoting' its offensive military to encircle Russia and China? We are being brainwashed to fear Russia that then justifies the offensive US moves to Russia's border. Washington is playing with fire - radioactive fire! ... more »

Tommy Chong Death Hoax

Dan Evon at - 10 hours ago
A death hoax about comedian Tommy Chong has been republished several times, but the Cheech and Chong partner is still alive.

The Death of M*A*S*H’s Col. Henry Blake

David Mikkelson at - 10 hours ago
Did the cast of 'M*A*S*H' not learn of the death of Col. Henry Blake until they were actually filming the scene in which it was announced?

New interior chief arrives on horseback, revokes ban on lead bullets

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
On his first full day in office Thursday, newly-confirmed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rode a horse to work and proceeded to repeal a rule that protected plants and animals from lead poisoning. The former Montana congressman's order overturned a policy put into place by former Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) director Dan Ashe on January 19, before the Obama administration left office, that banned the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle in FWS wildlife refuges and other federal lands that allow hunting or fishing. He also signed a separate order asking other agencies under hi... more »

New study shows why calling people “climate deniers” is not just counterproductive, but stupid too

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the now bankrupt and bereft GAWKER in 2014: Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people’s deaths. It’s time to punish the…

Report of Hudson Bay polar bear onshore in winter is rare indeed – here’s why

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Late February is still the dead of winter in the Arctic, a time when most polar bears are at their leanest and out on the sea ice trying to find seals – and that means yesterday’s report of a “very fat” polar bear onshore outside Inukjuak is unusual at face value…

Dr. Patrick Moore was right: @Greenpeace IS full of sh*t

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: I’ve never had a headline like this, but Greenpeace deserves it for their mind-bending defense in a defamation lawsuit: basically their defense is “we publish hyperbole, therefore it isn’t actionable because it isn’t factual”. GMAFB! Dr. Patrick Moore, one of the co-founders of Greenpeace, whom they have tried…

A Climate Story That Must be Told

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Emotionally, it is almost impossible to walk a mile in another person’s shoes. It is particularly true when the other person is of a different sex. I say this because I believe a climate science story that must be told is the degree…


Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago

‘Superbattery’ can charge much faster and never explodes  

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Electric car charging station [credit: Wikipedia] The battery can be made from ‘earth-friendly materials’ like sodium, which can be extracted from seawater. A new longer-lasting battery technology that can’t catch fire has been developed by a team of engineers led by 94-year-old Professor John Goodenough, the co-inventor of the…

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Just a heads-up to everyone. For the next few weeks my weekends will be dedicated to doing household chores and renovation projects on my home (kitchen and redoing my basement office) , and the GFs home (her basement after her flood). I estimate 6 weeks. Blogging will return later this evening.

Budget cuts at EPA and NOAA

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 12 hours ago
As expected the cuts are beginning. We’ve already heard that NASA climate is effectively closing, now we have more details at NOAA and EPA. Trump administration to cut climate change science agency NOAA’s budget by almost 20 percent claims new … Continue reading →

Nuclear submarine found in charity shop ‘could slash Trident costs’

John Ranson at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Following the discovery in a Welsh charity shop of plans for a nuclear submarine, an actual complete working vessel has turned up at another similar store. Staff arrived to open up and discovered the 280ft sub on the pavement outside. Along with a bin bag full of clothes, and cardboard boxes containing 14 years of […] The post Nuclear submarine found in charity shop ‘could slash Trident costs’ appeared first on The Canary.

Jeff Sessions’ Excuse

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*-by Noah* How long before we witness the following dialog on Sean Hannity’s show: *Jeff Sessions:* “Well, uh, ya see, suh, ah just didn’t know it was the Russian ambassador ah was speaking to because I had mistakenly put my KKK hood on backwards that day.” *Sean Hannity:* “Well, gee. I’ve done that many, many times! Who wouldn’t understand that? I gotta tell you that there isn’t a one of us here at FOX hasn’t done that! Damn libruls just don’t get it!” When this week’s Jeff Sessions/Russia story broke, Sessions’ real answer as to why he lied about having any conversations with ... more »

Baseball Stadium Repurposed as Residential Neighborhood?

Dan Evon at - 12 hours ago
A baseball stadium in Osaka, Japan, was repurposed to showcase model homes, not to establish a residential neighborhood.

Dog Who Lost Her Puppies Is So Excited To Be Caring For Orphaned Puppies

White Wolf at White Wolf - 13 hours ago
Her mom, Jessica Woodruff, said that Daisy lost all seven of her “beautiful puppies” three weeks after giving birth to them. They died in a barn fire on Monday, Feb. 20. “We tried to run to the barn but it was too late. We had to hold Daisy as she tried to run into [it],” Woodruff said. After the fire, her dog wasn’t the same. “Daisy wasn’t really eating, was walking down to the barn whining and sitting down,” Woodruff said. “My heart broke for this new mom — that’s all she wanted.” To help Daisy overcome her loss, Woodruff began a search for foster puppies. Eventually, she heard... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Last week, on their Facebook page, Senate Democrats posted a video statement by former attorney general Loretta Lynch: I know that this is a time of great fear and uncertainty for so many people. I know it’s a time of concern for people, who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on, and even being rolled back. I know that this is difficult. But I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers, and it has been people, individuals, who have banded together, ordinary people wh... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I wrote an opinion piece “Winning the war, losing the peace in Mosul’s east” for NRT.

Mosul Campaign Day 137, Mar 3-4, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Wadi Hajar is the newest neighborhood freed by the Iraqi forces (Institute for the Study of War) The Iraqi forces were still fighting over the initial areas of southeast Mosul. After several days of tough fighting the Golden Division finally freed the Wadi Hajar neighborhood on March 3 directly north of the Ghazlani Camp. The unit was then moving east towards the Tigris River to connect with the police units there. Dawaswas still contested after it was unofficially declared liberated on February 28, and so was Mansour. On March 4 operations had to be halted because of bad weather ... more »

Ruy Teixeira is full of good cheer!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017We offer a tiny buzzkill:* In this morning's Washington Post, Ruy Teixeira seems to be full of good cheer. His piece appears on the front page of Outlook. On-line, the headlines say this: *Things look bleak for liberals now. But they’ll beat Trump in the end.* He and his movement will fade, and the values and priorities of the left will eventually triumph. Those tidings my turn out to be true, of course. On the other hand, these insidery Washington types kept telling you, week after week after week, that Trump could never win. It would take a giant weather ... more »

Former Director Of National Intelligence: There Was No Wiretap Of Trump Tower. There Is No Evidence Of Trump - Russian Colussion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*NBC:* *Former DNI James Clapper: ‘I Can Deny’ Wiretap of Trump Tower* WASHINGTON — Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday denied any suggestion that Trump Tower communications were wiretapped before the election. For the part of the national security apparatus that he oversaw, "there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign," Clapper told Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview on Sunday's "Meet The Press." When Todd asked him whether he could confirm or deny if a... more »

Is Former U.S. Attorney General Calling For Marching, Blood, And Death In Resistance To President Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WND*:* Loretta Lynch: Need More Marching, Blood, Death On The Streets* *Senate Dems post her impassioned plea on Facebook page as 'words of inspiration'* WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has made an impassioned video plea for more marching, blood and death on the streets – a video that was later posted on the Facebook page of Senate Democrats as “words of inspiration.” The video is less than a minute long and begins by stating that people are experiencing “great fear and uncertainty,” with the unstated implication it is due to Donald ... more »

Pivot Toward War: 25th Annual Space Organizing Conference

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense & the Weaponization of Space 25th Annual Space Organizing Conference & Protest April 7-9 Huntsville, Alabama* Join us for the Global Network’s 25th anniversary Space Organizing Conference and Protest at the home of Redstone Arsenal and the Space & Missile Defense Command, also known as the ‘Pentagon of the South’. The effort by the Trump administration to develop and deploy the next generation of Star Wars weapons will increase global instability and cost hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars. The US Space Command has long maintained its... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Riverbanks collapse after Oroville Dam spillway shut off The Most Dangerous Bill You’ve Never Heard Of Just Passed The House Hawaii Had More Snow This Week Than Denver Or Chicago Has Had All Year How does it go?... "The Third Reich didn't lose the war; it just changed venues." *Is that now going to be the argument underpinning the climate change deniers? * Air pollution alters bacteria and effectiveness of antibiotics 37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD In Ontario, Canada After Large GMO Corn Field Planted White House Admits Kushner Had Previously Undisclosed Meet... more »

Thank God Making A Nuclear Device Is Incredibly Expensive And Complicated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Greg Allen, Wired:* *Thank Goodness Nukes Are So Expensive and Complicated* IMAGINE YOU’RE AN evil genius in the style of a James Bond villain. You’ve got a hundred million dollars or so burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re looking to cause some destruction. You want to know your options. Welcome to the mass destruction cost curve. At the low end, a single AK-47 assault rifle costs roughly $700. Customers buying in bulk, such as militaries and large militias, can pay as little as $60 per rifle. This is a trivial cost for a financial mastermind such as yourself. Moving up the... more »

Mexico Is Waging A Sewage War Against the U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*San Diego Union Tribune*: *Calls mount for investigation into massive Tijuana River sewage spill* Lawmakers, regulators and environmental groups in San Diego County are calling on federal officials to investigate a massive sewage spill in the Tijuana River that some people believe Mexico may have intentionally caused and then refused to explain much about it. Mexican authorities have yet to give a full accounting of how, without advance notice, an estimated 143 million gallons of effluent spewed into the river during 17 days that ended on Feb. 23. The pollution flowed into South... more »

China's Defense Budget To Grow 7% This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo *Reuters*: *China's 2017 defense budget rise to slow again* Defying pressure for a strong increase in defense spending, China said on Saturday its military budget this year would grow about 7 percent, its slowest pace since 2010. Last year, with China's economy slowing, the defense budget recorded its lowest increase in six years, 7.6 percent, the first single-digit rise s... more »

Paul Craig Roberts: Despite the facts, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and all the rest of the CIA’s media whores are consciously and intentionally misrepresenting the facts. Americans do not need any more evidence that the entirety of the American media is totally devoid of integrity and respect for truth. The American media is a collection of whores who lie for a living. The presstitutes are despicable, the scum of the earth.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ *What Is To Be Done? — Paul Craig Roberts* March 3, 2017 | Categories: Articles & Columns | THIS IS YOUR SITE. IT DEPENDS ON YOUR SUPPORT. What Is To Be Done? Paul Craig Roberts The question in the title is V.I. Lenin’s question. His answer was to create a revolutionary “vanguard” to spread revolutionary ideas among the workers, the economic class that Karl Marx had declared to be the class rising to the ascendency of political power. Finally, democracy, frustrated by upper class interests in its earlier manifestations, would become reality. The w... more »

The U.S.-Led Coalition Has Confirmed The Killing Of At Least 220 Civilians In Air Strikes Since The Start Of The Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© Flickr/ U.S. Department of Defense *The Independent:* *US-led coalition admits killing at least 220 civilians in air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq* *Oil tanker drivers and civilians trapped in Mosul among those confirmed dead.* The official number of civilians killed in the US-led coalition’s air strikes in Syria and Iraq has risen to 220 amid fears for up to 750,000 people trapped in Mosul. Humanitarian organisations have warned that the real total may be far higher, with monitoring group Airwars counting at least 2,400 innocent men, women and children killed in the a... more »

Colombia: Three Alleged UFOs over Plata (Huila)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*SOURCE: GIFPU and Planeta UFODate: 03.04.2017A report by Joe Carpio, GIFPU* *Colombia: Three Alleged UFOs Over Plata (Huila)* On March 3, 2017, starting at 3:00 p.m., a phenomenon was recorded over Plata (Huila) that left locals looking for answers. Three mysterious UFOs were sighted in the skies over the community. According to eyewitnesses, the objects remained static most of the time and as evening grew closer, they flew toward each other quickly until they vanished. A witness to the event remarked: "Three unidentified flying vehicles remained static most of the afternoon un... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

It's Trump's Party, Now

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: it-s-trump-s-party-now] Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life. And though Tuesday's address may be called moderate, even inclusive, Trump's total mastery of his party was on full display.

Cover Up... Trump Is Melting Down

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Andrea Mitchell spoke with Delaware Senator Chris Coons, a conservative Dem on both the Senate Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees. He thinks the FBI and/or other intelligence agencies have transcripts (and presumably tapes) that would serve as the proverbial smoking gun to end the national nightmare that a trump Regime would trigger. Remember, it's only been 5 or 6 weeks. "There are transcripts," Coons told Mitchell Friday, "that provide very helpful, very critical insights into whether or not Russian intelligence and senior Russian political leaders, including Vladimir P... more »

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 16 hours ago
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 energy development projects, and to follow up on key recommendations made by my predecessor, James Anaya, in both his 2012 report on the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States (... more »

Miraculous moment tangled swans go to woman for help

White Wolf at White Wolf - 17 hours ago
Two swans had to seek human help after becoming entangled by their necks during an elaborate mating ritual. Footage shows the animals desperately struggling to separate themselves from one another as they swim towards the shore. But fortunately for the swans, two friends were on hand to help the distressed duo and free them from their predicament. Alexander Nor came to the rescue of the two animals as he walked along the riverbank with friends near his hometown of Kremenchuk, Ukraine. He said he spotted the birds awkwardly paddling because of their knotted necks, and added: 'The... more »

Whitehouse Now Says Keystone XL Builders Can Use Steel Made By Russian Company and Made in India

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Evraz is controlled-owned by Putin friend and King-maker Roman Abramovich, along with other Russian oligarchs. Some of the other owners … Continue reading →

The Crisis of Liberalism and The Metanormative Solution

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 18 hours ago
*Norms of Liberty* *Douglas B. Rasmussen and Douglas J. Den Uyl* *Penn State Press, 2005* The leitmotif in *Norms of Liberty* is to defend liberalism—the book investigates the problem that liberalism faces and it offers a metanormative solution. The authors conduct an analytic analysis of both ethical theory and political theory, and they answer the objections of different groups of critics which include intellectuals such as Alasdair MacIntrye, John Rawls, John Gray, Michael Sandel, Robert George and John Finnis. In their analysis of liberalism, the authors point out that there is... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*‘Anti-Racism’ Preschool Coming to Seattle* *Another attempt to brainwash little kids* Seattle’s Columbia City, a self-described “neighborhood of nations” and “one of the country’s most diverse zip codes,” will soon feature an “anti-racism” preschool that “focuses on experiences of people of color,” according to Western Washington’s news. The school will teach a curriculum that endeavors “to change biases” through stories of race and racism. “When we’re telling stories to our kids, especially about people of color, we want to make sure that we’re showing them stories a... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*People are still laughing at Bill Nye, the non-science guy* Here is the best (and weirdest) example of cognitive dissonance you will ever see. The set-up is that Bill Nye, an engineer by training, and a proponent of science, is defending climate science on Tucker’s show. The first weird thing is that Bill Nye starts by talking about cognitive dissonance being the only reason that anyone would be skeptical of global warming. But he seems to not understand the concept of cognitive dissonance because he believes only the other side could be experiencing it. The nature of cognitive d... more »

SnowMexicant Daily Diary Jewish Cemetary Desecration Editon

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
[image: Image result for images of let them eat cake] I was once so very young and prone to just do anything and while I never did toppling headstones might have been a kick but I never did because it would be so wrong I knew dead people and have they not already suffered enough indignity As the ooze starts to leak from the primordial swamp that Trump is filling up lets realise we all should agree on certain salient facts like gravity use it as a starting point and work backwards to the point where reality distortion is possible because so far we cant build ... more »

Latest Taiwan news piece: Did Chiang plan for 2-28 to happen?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Downhill on gravel: not fun* Interesting news: a Chinese official said that China needs to have more contact with Taiwan's elected officials. Apparently some in China are coming to the conclusion that its policy of ignoring the DPP is hurting its ability to influence Taiwan... Taiwan Sentinel hosted a good piece on Ma's discussion with Jerome Cohen, which basically consisted of Ma spouting nonsense about history and Cohen nodding indulgently and letting the former president say whatever he wanted, unchallenged. Cohen was asked by the local China people to address Ma as "Mr Ma" an... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*People are still laughing at Bill Nye, the non-science guy* Here is the best (and weirdest) example of cognitive dissonance you will ever see. The set-up is that Bill Nye, an engineer by training, and a proponent of science, is defending climate science on Tucker’s show. The first weird thing is that Bill Nye starts by talking about cognitive dissonance being the only reason that anyone would be skeptical of global warming. But he seems to not understand the concept of cognitive dissonance because he believes only the other side could be experiencing it. The nature of cognitive ... more »

"Wounded But Not Slain- You Cannot Kill Me Here" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Wounded But Not Slain"* "I am wounded but I am not slain. I'm bruised and faint they say... I shall lay me down and bleed a while, then I shall rise and fight again. Just let me lie and bleed awhile; I'll not be long this way. My Spirit's low and my eyes flow. My heart is sad and sore; But when my pen'ent tears are gone, I'll stand and fight some more. I'll bind these wounds; I'll dry these tears; I'll close this bleeding vein; I'll not lie here and weep and die: I'll rise and fight again. 'Twas yesterday I bowed so low, Was weak from tears and pain; Today I'm strong; my fears are g... more »

Preferential Ballot Recommended for New Brunswick

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
An independent commission on electoral reform in New Brunswick is*recommending the province adopt a preferential ballot *for choosing members of the legislature. The commission's report, released Friday morning, says that would lead to a legislature that is more representative of what voters want. *A preferential ballot "is a modest, pragmatic choice for reform that does not create its own series of problems, as a wholesale change to another electoral system would," "It also keeps things simple and easy, so that everyone can understand how to vote and that their vote really counts."... more »

"... Obama Wire Tapped Trump in Last Month of Campaign, 1531"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago Bill Still with the sort of information about the wiretapping by the NSA of Donald Trump's campaign that the BBC are desperate to hide.

The Rich Are Different From You And Me

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 19 hours ago
The wealthy still call the shots. If you doubt that assertion, consider recent revelations about Fintrac. Alan Freeman writes: Time and again, Fintrac and the Canadian government have been called out by the Financial Action Task Force, an intergovernmental group that develops international standards in the fight against money laundering, for weak laws and half-hearted enforcement. Instead of being a leader, Canada has earned a reputation as a laggard in this battle. This lukewarm commitment by Ottawa to policing money-laundering wasn’t helped by a Supreme Court of Canada ruling in... more »

Saudi Arabia's Southeast Asia Terror Tour

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*March 5, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Saudi Arabia's king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has recently undertaken a sweeping tour of Southeast Asia in what the media and analysts are claiming is a bid to firm up economic and political ties with Muslim-majority nations in the region. However, both the media and analysts are sidestepping or entirely omitting the role Saudi Arabia has played in fueling global terrorism, extraterritorial geopolitical meddling, and even divisive and terroristic activities the notorious state sponsor of terrorism has been implicated in across the plan... more »

"He is not a happy bunny"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
There's nothing like a BBC-on-BBC discussion to brighten up your Sunday morning, and this morning's *Andrew Marr Show *featured Jon Sopel and Andrew Marr (plus ex-BBC Stephanie Flanders) chatting amongst themselves (again) about the man of the moment. Opinions poured forth.... *ANDREW MARR*: Now Jon, let's talk about President Trump and those tweets. What a story! *JON SOPEL*: Extraordinary. It's hard to describe what it is like living in the US at the moment, where you wake up and you think, "I wonder what he's said now". Yesterday was an absolute classic. And I thought it woul... more »

Autism’s Super Heroes

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson Thanks to my son, Willem, for drawing this image of the Iron Giant for today’s post. “You are what you choose to be.” – Iron Giant One of my daughters stayed home from school earlier this week...

Greg Hunter, “Predictive Linguistics: Chaos Starts Middle of March” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Predictive Linguistics: Chaos Starts Middle of March”* By Greg Hunter’s "Internet data mining expert Clif High says the world is witnessing the unmasking of the so-called “Deep State” and revealing it’s long held control over humanity. High explains, “The level of complexity of humans has increased, and that was the factor that the Deep State did not take into account. They kept their ridged mindset, their ridged rules, their compartmentalization and kept everything so boxed in even they were unaware that humanity has evolved out and around their obstruction. So, t... more »

"The Vulnerability, The Changes, The Flaws..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“We don't have to hate ourselves for our own vulnerability. We don't have to hate ourselves for what life has done to us. We don't have to hate ourselves because hurt or loss or longing has gotten to us. Our desires will always be with us in some form, keeping us firmly attached to a world that will hurt us. We must come to love ourselves, love our life, in its vulnerability, in its impermanence, not in spite of all its flaws, but because of them. Because the vulnerability, the changes, the flaws make us who we are.” - Barry Magid

Andrew Marr: Snapshot (2)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Also on the *Andrew Marr* show today, Mr Marr risked a little personal dig at President Trump's appearance: Now to the papers. As I promised, lots and lots of Trump. "Trump accuses Obama of a new Watergate plot", says the *Sunday Telegraph*. They've also got the story about training that you were hearing about in the news there. 'T levels' the Chancellor wants to talk about rather than 'A levels'. And there's the *Sunday Times* again - *a rather unsettling, unpleasant picture of Donald Trump with his tie blowing up against his **comb-over*. And then, "Chancellor's £60 billion Brexi... more »

Andrew Marr: Snapshot (1)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
This morning's *Andrew Marr *show began with a flourish from the man himself. After implying that Trump's claims about Obama and the *Mail on Sunday*'s claims about Blair are "fake", he described UKIP's second place in Stoke as a "drubbing" and then engaged in a little joke with Jon Sopel about him presently "having a mini-break from irritating President Trump". Morning. And what a morning it is for news. Trump savages Obama for tapping his phone - *though, so far, not **a shred of evidence*. And who's Trump's new Middle East envoy? According to one paper, it's Tony Blair. Surely... more »

China demands its students tender ears don't hear any political truths at Taiwan Unis

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*An idyllic fishing spot.* Wow, did this story ever embarrass the MoE and the university system. When it first broke three days ago, the story was six universities had signed contracts with universities in China, known as the 'one China' contracts... Five more universities in Taiwan are confirmed to have signed controversial agreements to exclude politically sensitive topics or activities in textbooks or courses offered to Chinese students studying at their schools following Shih Hsin University in Taipei City. Then Liberty Times reported that it was more like half the universities... more »

Sunday Sermonette (Communist Spy Edition)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
What about the Russians ? (who are now Greek Orthodox - no longer atheists. I only mention that because this is a Sunday Sermonette) Some bloggers who breeze by Virtual Mirage were in the intelligence business. Some still are. Make of that where you will. I have to admit that Norway is one of my favorite places on the planet, some of the Norwegian politicians - who were recruited assets of the former Soviet Union and the KGB - are not. *J (a mandarin of the dark arts) asks this pointed question of the Virtual Mirage Editorial Staff:* I wonder why the Democrats do not react to Oba... more »

The Poet: Rod McKuen, "A Cat Named Sloopy" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"A Cat Named Sloopy"* "For awhile the only earth that Sloopy knew was in her sandbox. Two rooms were her domain. Every night she'd sit in the window among the avocado plants waiting for me to come home, my arms full of canned liver and love. We'd talk into the night then contented but missing something. She the earth she never knew me the hills I ran while growing bent. Sloopy should have been a cowboy's cat, with prairies to run, not linoleum, and real-live catnip mice, no one to depend on but herself. I never told her, but in my mind I was a midnight cowboy even then. Ridi... more »

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: The Campaign To Destroy Rania Khalek’s Livelihood

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 21 hours ago
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the campaign against Khalek, which led to the cancellation of her speaking event at the University of North Carolina. She also discusses Salafism and Wahhabism, extreme right-wing ideologies within Islam that are pretty modern. She experienced a bit of a backlash for comments The post ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: The Campaign To Destroy Rania Khalek’s Livelihood appeared first on Shadowproof.


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Tony Blair, Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng* Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka is a friend of the American actress Wendi Deng, who reportedly has had a relationship with Tony Blair. Tony Blair has been holding talks with Jared Kushner, who is the wife of Ivanka. Blair and Kushner have met three times in secret since September 2016. *dailymail* *Ivanka Trump, Wendi Deng, Jared Kushner* In September 2016, Blair, Deng and Kushner were at Aspen, in Colorado. The *dailymail* reveals that, on 1 March 2017, Blair had a three hour meeting with Kushner at the White House. The meeting reportedl... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... 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 - 1 day ago
Guillermo Del Toro's Bleak House

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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