Sunday, March 05, 2017

5 March - My Feedly! 2

photos of what could be a "sighting" or an error in the cellphone with which she took the photo. At the risk of upsetting our more skeptical re

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Meanwhile, back in Ireland
We've gotten to another point where it's hard for me to turn on the TV . I know this will have to change, but for now I'll go back to one of my favorite topics, the fate of Ireland under austerity. As I suggested might happen , Ireland in its 2015-2016 immigration statistical year (May-April) was finally able to end its net emigration . According to the Central Statistical Office's August report,

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Israel and American Foreign Poilcy
During the past week, the media began to speculate the outcome of the meeting between President Trump and Mr. Netanyahu regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The discussion focused on the issue of one or two states solution. In my opinion, the President provided some suggestions, but Netanyahu smiled and will continue his aggressive annexations of Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank

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Expert Police Evidence Excluded for Lack of Independence
R. v. McManus, 2017 ONCA 188: (c) The Relevant Principles [63] To be admitted into evidence, an expert's opinion must be (1) logically relevant to an issue in the proceedings; (2) necessary to assist the trier of fact; (3) not precluded by an exclusionary rule; and (4) tendered by a properly qualified expert: Mohan , at pp. 20-25. The trial judge also has residual discretion to exclude evidence t
Lawsuits are to be determined on the pleadings
Moore v. Sweet, 2017 ONCA 182: [39] This Court has made it clear on a number of occasions that lawsuits are to be decided within the boundaries of the pleadings (i.e., the documents framing the issues), and based on findings and conclusions that are "anchored in the pleadings, evidence, positions or submissions of any of the parties". Otherwise, they are "inherently unreliable" and "procedurally
Breach of Undertaking, Recognizance, or Probation
A very common charge is for "breach". That's a short form way of talking about a case where someone is under a court order to do something, or to not do something, and they don't obey the order. So, for example, you may be charged with assault and released on the basis that you won't drink alcohol until your trial. You could be charged with "breach" if you go ahead and get drunk anyway. Similarly,
Better to Be Fair Than Fast
Traditionally in Canada very serious criminal cases go to trial only after they have been reviewed by a judicial officer who hears from witnesses and decides there is enough evidence to make a trial necessary. The idea is that someone ought not to be put on trial for a serious case like arson or manslaughter or kidnapping without having an independent judicial officer listen to at least some of t
Role of Trial Judge: Nelson (City) v. Mowatt, 2017 SCC 8
It is not the role of appellate courts to second‑guess the weight to be assigned to the various items of evidence. Absent palpable and overriding error — that is, absent an error that is plainly seen and has affected the result — an appellate court may not upset a fact‑finder's findings of fact.
Speedy Trial
How long should a criminal case take to get heard? The Canadian Constitution provides that anyone charged with an offence is entitled to a speedy trial. The concept is that having a charge hanging over your head for a long time is not fair - what's more evidence for trial may not last well. Witnesses' memories fade over time and proving a case becomes progressively harder as time goes on. Society

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Mardi Gras Pass is building land. Here’s why it’s important ~ Theryn Henkle
Mardi Gras Pass is building land. Here’s why it’s important ~ Theryn Henkle
Hankering for oysters? Here's how your craving is helping save Louisiana's coastline ~Janet McConnaughey, The Advocate
Hankering for oysters? Here's how your craving is helping save Louisiana's coastline ~Janet McConnaughey, The Advocate
Over 5,000 homes have tornado damage, EF3 strongest ever in Orleans Parish ~ WGNO
Over 5,000 homes have tornado damage, EF3 strongest ever in Orleans Parish ~ WGNO
Black Indians announce practice schedule ~Big Red Cotton, Gambit
Black Indians announce practice schedule ~Big Red Cotton, Gambit
Opposition to Trump agenda goes unanswered, literally, by Louisiana’s U.S. senators ~Charles Moldonado, The Lens
Opposition to Trump agenda goes unanswered, literally, by Louisiana’s U.S. senators ~Charles Moldonado, The Lens

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A fighting chance for bees
In Minnesota, decisionmakers are taking important steps to address declining bee populations, positioning the state as a leader in pollinator protection. Learn more Slideshow Category: Flex Slider
"New" pesticides, same Monsanto story
Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rubberstamped Monsanto’s newest formulation of the herbicide dicamba for use on the corporation’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybean and cotton seeds. Expecting that this approval will lead to a dramatic increase in use of the herbicide dicamba, PAN and partners just filed a federal lawsuit challenging the agency's deci
A fighting chance for Minnesota bees
As Scott Pruitt takes over as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, it's clearer than ever that our federal decisionmakers won't be stepping up to protect communities — or our food system — from pesticides anytime soon. It's that much more important therefore for state and local leaders to do their part. Here in Minnesota, decisionmakers are beginning some important steps to protect pollin
#NoBanNoWall & justice for all
Rational and just immigration policies are central to a healthy and functioning U.S. food system. Unfortunately, the new administration seems determined to push us in the opposite direction. In the midst of a barrage of hurried and unorthodox executive orders in the first weeks of the new administration, two orders passed beneath the President’s pen concerning immigration. Both are bad for farmwo
Standing up for science
Lately scientific evidence seems to matter a lot less than it used to. It's not that evidence hasn't been ignored by policymakers in the past. But there are some unique things happening under the new administration that seem to directly and fundamentally challenge the value of science. Across the country, scientists are responding by standing up and speaking out. Years ago, my roommate shared som
Food & Farm Lobby Day in Iowa
In early February, a mighty group of Iowa farmers congregated at the Iowa state capitol to participate in the Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) annual Food and Farm Lobby Day. A carload of my farmer friends and I were thrilled to have the chance to speak with our legislators about the obstacles that beginning farmers so often face in our current system of agriculture. Every year, the membership of IFU des

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Independent Science Journalist Who Exposes Research Fraud, Ethics Breaches & Corruption Threatened by Lawsuits: Here's How You Can support Him!
As I have been reporting before , no holds barred independent German science journalist Leonid Schneider, who runs the blog For Better Science to expose and call out science fraud , ethics breaches and general scientific hype and institutional corruption, particularly in the life and medical sciences, has recently been hit by civil lawsuits to silence his reporting. Besides the couple of Thorsten
The Leadership Moral Qualities of President Donald "So-called POTUS" Trump
The new US president, Donald Trump, has now been in office for some – very brief – time. Mostly these beginning days of a new presidency – or a new cabinet in a parliamentary democracy – are ones of relative calm and ease; of settling in and attending to the formalities necessary to, thereafter, be able to rule for real and do one's best to realise whatever political program one has been elected

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

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

New in Syria Comment

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Civil Society in Jabal al-Summaq
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi The formation of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (‘Liberation of al-Sham Commission’- HTS) has understandably provoked fear of a total jihadist/al-Qa’ida takeover of Syria’s rebel-held northwest, centred around Idlib province. HTS was announced on 28 January amid wider rebel infighting in Idlib that saw multiple groups merge under Ahrar al-Sham in a bid to protect themselves from
A Response to Roy Gutman’s “Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?”
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi A recent article in The Nation by Roy Gutman has generated considerable controversy, as the article attempts to highlight what it portrays as the more unsavoury and neglected aspects of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)- the main Kurdish faction operating in Syria and linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)- and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG), whi
The rise and fall of a CIA-backed rebel commander in Syria – by @ErikaSolomon
This is a wonderful and important article by Erika Solomon . @ ErikaSolomon for the Financial Times . I have cut out sections, marked with a “….” The rise and fall of a CIA-backed rebel commander in Syria: Former ‘fixer’ for anti-Assad forces comes to terms with failed US policy By Erica Solomon Abu Ahmad: ‘I used to think America was the ruler of the universe. If you ask me whether I was wrong?
Akram al-Hawrani: Syria’s Left-Wing Populist and the United Arab Republic – By Christopher Solomon
Akram al-Hawrani: Syria’s left-wing populist and the United Arab Republic By Christopher Solomon For Syria Comment – February 15, 2017 Gamal Abdul Nasser (left) with Akram al-Hawrani (center) and Egypt’s Abdul Latif al-Baghdadi (right). As the pro-Assad forces recaptured the last sections of rebel-held Aleppo in December, they excitedly declared that these areas now had “green eyes” (eyoon khadar
Yes, Syrian Kurds Have Committed War Crimes – Roy Gutman Responds to Aymenn Tamimi
Roy Gutman Responds to Aymenn al-Tamimi on “Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?” By Roy Gutman – @ Roy_Gutman For Syria Comment – February 12, 2017 Any journalist covering a controversial topic like alleged war crimes can expect a hostile response from the subject of the story, but it’s extremely rare in my experience for a specialist in the field to respond to a major journalistic invest
Further Response to Roy Gutman: Balancing the Picture
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi In his reply to my comments on his recent piece for The Nation , Roy Gutman takes exception to my supposed challenge to his “professional integrity.” I should thus begin by emphasizing that I did not intend my piece to be calling professional integrity into doubt: opinions and definitions may differ, but for me doubts about professional integrity would only be an issue i

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Layers of Belief: Political, Religious, and Scientific Dogma
I have submitted the following comment to the American Thinker site, to an article on the "causes of scientific decline in American academia". The article imputes the decline to Leftist beliefs and actions.: Left (versus Right) is just the top, political, layer. Underneath that is the atheist (versus spiritual believer) religious belief system. And under that, at bottom (in the context of science
Modern Scientific Ignorance and Dismissal of the Ancient Truth
I have submitted the following response to the climate etc site of Dr. Judith Curry, who carries a post on "the Dansgaard-Oeschger cycle". The introduction states, "Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) events are the most dramatic and frequent abrupt climate change events in the geological record.": Impressively detailed speculation, but wrong. The Earth's surface was re-formed, wholesale and late in geologi
An Ever-Darker Future Imminent
The Jo Nova site has a post on South Australia's energy infrastructure woes, and the comments put blame on all the usual suspects. The following is my response, as a competent scientist: Underlying the lazy (still too well fed and entertained), politically polarized public, and their representatives, and the larger tyrannous agenda of the Insane Left, is the fundamental crisis: A general scientif

New in The High-fat Hep C Diet

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

New in The Straight Goods

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

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Glenn Greenwald on the US Democrats
Foolish chump, or mercenary Democratic Party hack Driftglass has a hate-on for Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald is a libertarian don't you know. He isn't a corporate stooge Democrat who mouths platitudes about the working class and minorities like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Therefore his exposes of Obama and Clinton's mass spying and crimes against humanity are of no account. But I have a helluva
Profiles in Liberal Fuck-Wittery
Sorry liberals/Liberals. Not going to apologize for not supporting corrupt, mass-murderer Hillary Clinton. "Lesser-Evilism" brought us to Trump. It was HRC's job to get people to support her. It wasn't everybody else's responsibility to force themselves to want to vote for her. She could not get people mobilized, even against someone as loathsome and stupid as Donald Trump because she was running
My "alt-right" Co-Worker
No. He's not a Nazi, or a white supremacist. First of all, he's Filipino. And, while he might be dismayed to find out what Steve Bannon really thinks of him when the chips are down, "Breitbart" (which he reads regularly) has a big enough tent that if features the gay, partly Jewish, Greek (and utterly vile scum-bag) Milo Yiannopoulis as one of their star editors. (Which is not to say that the "gr
The LibroCons & Their Billionaire Pals
So, it seems Justin Trudeau took a helicopter to get to a billionaire's private island for some R n' R.(He's bushed from breaking all those promises with his bare hands.) In the House of Commons, interim Snake-Pit of Closet-Cases n' Criminals Party leader Rona Ambrose waxed indignantly. That is until it was found out she was yachting with a different billionaire somewhere in the tropical sun. Pal
Atrocity Stories From Syria
I've mentioned Diane Purkiss's The English Civil War: A People's History before. I remember being struck by the way she described massacres of defeated soldiers and ordinary civilians by both sides and how propagandists from each side would write self-righteous, self-pitying dirges about the evils of their enemy. War tends to do that. You shouldn't buy Gordon Corrigan's The Second World War: A Mi
Canadians Held Hostage
"I live in a riding where a lot of people are so ignorant and/or racist and/or stupid and/or whatever that the Conservative Party of Canada candidate might win. I'd rather vote NDP/Green/Liberal but the likeliest candidate to defeat the Conservative fuckwad is the Liberal/NDP candidate. Once again, thanks to our antiquated electoral system, I'm voting AGAINST something instead of FOR something."

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

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

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

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The Falcon
For almost the entire human saga, our ancestors were hunter-gathers. For most of us, these kinfolk are long forgotten in family memory. Quite a bit has been written about wild societies by visiting outsiders from civilization, strangers who could not fully understand the cultures of their subjects. The Falcon is the autobiography of John Tanner, a fascinating book that gives readers a ringside se
Cradle of Humankind
East Africa is called the Cradle of Humankind because it’s where our ancestors originated. As noted in an earlier post , two to four million years ago, the region became cooler and dryer. Forests shrank. The ancestors of baboons and humans moved out of the forest and adapted to savannah ecosystems (grasslands with scattered trees). In this new habitat, male baboons evolved large canine teeth, to
The Good Old Days
I’ve been reading John Tanner’s autobiography, The Falcon , ( Download ). He was born in Kentucky in 1780. At age 9, he was kidnapped by Shawnees, and adopted by an Ojibwa chief. Tanner spent 30 years living as a wild hunter-gatherer, wandering in the wilderness between the Red River of North Dakota and Lake Huron in Michigan. He once tried to return to his birth family, but white society was int

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

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X-Zone Broadcast Network - Barry Greenwood
Barry Greenwood Barry Greenwood was the guest on this week’s program. Barry is one of the UFO field’s historians, preserving the documentation that has been accumulated over the years, including the periodicals that were professionally produced (magazines) and the newsletters and other printed material from the civilian UFO organizations. You can find the interview here: http://differentperspecti
Curse of Oak Island - Season 4 Finale (sort of)
Well, that certainly was a disappointment. After a week of teasing us with the discovery of a gold coin from deep in the fourth hole they dug, and with their archaeological expert (Dr. Lori and whose last name I didn’t write down) saying that it was an important discovery, we finally learn the truth. It wasn’t a gold coin but a gold-plated button and Dr. Lori wasn’t talking about the button when
BG Schulgen and His Memo
The other day Fran Ridge who hosts the NICAP web site, posted the following to members of the list: I just wanted to ask all of you if you consider the ACTUAL Shulgen memo as indicative of Roswell knowledge. 3. Items of Construction a. Type of material, whether metal, ferrous, non-ferrous, or non-metallic. b. Composite or sandwich construction utilizing various combinations of metals, plastics, a
X-Zone Broadcast Network - Paul Kimball (Oak Island and More)
This week I talked with Paul Kimball about a variety of topics that included Oak Island, reality TV, and some of the best UFO sightings. You can listen to the program here: For those interested, since Paul lives in Nova Scotia, the scene of the Oak Island program, and since they have teased us with the idea that treasure has been Paul Kimball found, I asked if he had
X-Zone Broadcast Network - Don Ledger
This week I reached out to Don Ledger, a Canadian UFO researcher. My thought was to talk about the Shag Harbour UFO crash and his book Dark Object written with Chris Styles. He mentioned another book about Maritime UFO sightings cleverly called Maritime UFO Files . However, other than a brief mention here and there, the discussion centered around the Shag Harbour case. You can listen to it here:
Psychic Warriors
Back in the olden days, as I was working on my doctoral degree, I spent a lot of time in the University of Iowa’s psychology library doing research. While there I noticed that, at one time, there were a number of peer reviewed journals devoted to parapsychology and there were many universities, some of them quite prestigious, that had majors in parapsychology and related fields. I also noticed th

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Owen Jones and Naive Cynicism
Why has there been a rapid descent in the eyes of many Jeremy Corbyn supporters of Owen Jones? Formerly the favoured son of the British radical left, he finds himself hanging out with Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell in the demonology, and he didn't even have to sex up a dossier to get there. It interests me and disturbs me for a couple of reasons. Interests because his latest missives ( here and
Meet the Next Tory Leader
Let's leave behind the argy-bargy and specumalations surrounding Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership, and turn our attention to the Conservatives and who will succeed Theresa May. It's not exciting anyone at the moment because the issue is beyond settled. May convincingly took the farce of the Tory party leadership contest and now rides high in the polls. And yet, as everyone obsesses about Labour's
The Filthy LibDem Campaign in Stoke Central
Individually, some are great. I'd even count one of them as a friend. But as a party I cannot stand the bloody Liberal Democrats, and the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election reminded me why. The LibDems will be quite pleased with their performance last Thursday. As the spotlight was on the other parties , their vote quietly put on five percentage points, the deposit was saved, and they recaptured
Unsolicited Advice for New Labour MPs
No, not New Labour MPs, as in Blairites, but Labour MPs that, um, happen to be new. Or will be new, soon. Like that there Gareth Snell recently returned from Stoke-on-Trent Central. Except not him, because he knows this stuff already. Here's some advice about the small p politics of being an honourable member from someone who has never been a MP and doesn't work in politics, but has opinions . Fi
UKIP's Stoke-on-Trent Central Campaign
Time for a little talk about UKIP. Oh not, not another one . Yah, I'm afraid so. I want to talk about their campaign in Stoke-on-Trent, the character of its vote and their relationship to the Tories and, more significantly, Tory voters. What Stoke definitively showed was UKIP is something less than a political party. As a 30,000-strong army of Nigel Farage groupies, re-orienting themselves as a "
Karl Mannheim on the Death of Utopia
Thought that this was quite an arresting passage in Ideology and Utopia . Sounds very now: ... where the decline of ideology represents a crisis only for certain strata, and the objectivity which comes from unmasking ideologies always takes the form of self-calrification for society as a whole, the complete disappearance of the utopian element from human thought and action would mean human nature

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Are you as disturbed as I am? Illegal wire taps, Charles Murry protest, OFA, convicted terrorist and murderer Rasmea Yousef Odeh a leader of the Day Without Women, and crazy Loretta Lynch...
this is way more serious than we could ever imagine. Why? Because it would never occur to those of us who lean right to impede and/or physically assault someone who held different views. Did we block the crazy ladies who march™? Do we riot when a libtard is going to give a speech? Do we carry around signs with vulgar language and wear sexually explicit costumes? Do we smash windows, flip over car
Kellyanne Conway's outrageous behavior in the Oval Office...
according to the libtards. Who, I might add, were okay with a slew of staged photos of their hero Barack Obama with his big ugly feet all over the Resolute desk which is a valuable antique. Kellyanne's offense? Kneeling on the Oval office couch to snap a picture. Photo composite: H/T Director Blue At least Kellyanne looks cute and it appears many of the dean's of colleges in attendance agree.
The "real" Donald Trump finally revealed?...
oh - hell noes. What you saw last night was the same Donald Trump he's always been. For those of us who have supported him from day one it was a glorious affirmation of all that we believed. Does it mean I don't expect him to act on his promises? Does it also mean I approve of everything he proposed? Nope and nope. I'm not a big fan of government run child care, and I'll reserve judgement on paid
Bull dyke Rosie O'Donnell to lead protest ahead of Trump's speech to the joint houses of congress 2/28/17...
so far it's registering -5 on most people's care-o-meter. And for good reason. Since before Trump's inauguration we've been bombarded with a never ending parade of protests from the leftists. For those who are not being directly affected by the marches and protests it warrants no more than a shrug - if they're even aware of it at all. It brings to mind the memory of all the Tea Party folks marchi
Tucker Carlson interviews AT Jeff Sessions about the Russians and Trump gives his weekly address...
"leaks are an unhealthy trend." First up is the dishonestly skewed Google search engine. When I Googled "did Russia affect the election" the overwhelming number of stories that pop up are anti-Trump and anti-Russia. We know people, thanks in part to the internet, have the attention span of a gnat with ADD and will rarely go beyond one or two pages of results. Second up, I pose a question: How exa
The Grammy Awards are tonight...
I won't be watching. How about you? According to The Blaze: Longtime Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich says he welcomes musicians going “off script” during the awards ceremony on Sunday to speak their minds about politics and President Donald Trump. In fact, Ehrlich told the magazine that the speeches only have one restriction: they can’t have profanity, given the 3.5 hour long awards ceremony i


New web site from Heather Tucci-Jarraf: UNIDYNOMICS.INFO
Screen capture from Heather's web site.... There is a new web site from Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf. Its . You might want to check it out. The site is terse and brief, my sense is that it is directed more at specific particulars that need need some personal instruction to come up to speed very rapidly in "unidynomics". More content may be forthcoming. She's has a very interes
Back to back energy and frequency upgrades...
Postings have been sparse here, and I am not apologizing for that. Been going through some personal upgrades energetically and assimilating all of that. There's not a lot new to say about Antarctica except that I now know who four of the architects of Andromedan/Lyran/Orian base in Antartica are, but I am not going to reveal that quite yet. This situation in Antarctica keeps becoming richer and r
Clif High On Looming Banking Crisis
By American Kabuki Some interesting videos from Clif High, on possible pending financial liquidity issues by what Clif High appropriately calls the "occupying banks". The fuel for the banking systems was cut off in December 2012, by the law filing of the One People's Public Trust. Its taken a bit for what was in the pipeline to run out, longer than anyone knew. For the past 2 years the banking sy
MORE DATA ON ANTARCTICA.... Ben Fulford's coordinate of 74 Degrees South, 164 Degrees East...
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE AMENDED CIA MAP OF ANTARCTICA Ben Fulford's coordinates seem to check out. But as is stated below the entire land mass is covered in cities and villages. There's a whole lot under that ice! There also appears to be a large area in central Antartica that is temperate in weather that is censored from satellite images. I don't yet have data on that zone. Terran to Nabrac: I
HOT CHINESE MONEY: ZEROHEDGE -> There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver by Tyler Durden Feb 11, 2017 2:57 PM One year ago, when we first started discussing the Vancouver housing bubble, which as we first speculated - and was later confirmed - was the result of Chinese oligarch money-launderers parking "hot cash" in this offshore housing marke
The Dark Side of Sending Jobs to China and Mexico
Saw this research paper on PBS news tonight. The rising mortality rates among white middle aged people in America. What is interesting is they are dying from diseases of despair, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction. There has been a sense in "white America" of being besieged. Over 20 years of jobs being sent to China, Mexico and India has created a depression in middle America. There is a reas

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A Volcanic View of the Habitable Zone
Our understanding of habitable zones is a work in progress, but the detection of multiple planets with potentially water-bearing surfaces around TRAPPIST-1 is heartening. Today we examine the prospect of extending the habitable zone further out from the host star than previously thought possible. The idea is found in new work by Ramses Ramirez and Lisa Kaltenegger (both at the Carl Sagan Institut
Planet Formation inside a Circumbinary ‘Snowline’
The binary system SDSS 1557, about 1000 light years from Earth, was thought to be a single white dwarf star until detailed measurements revealed that the brighter star was being gravitationally influenced by a hither unseen brown dwarf. And that, in turn, has given us an intriguing look at possible planetary formation around both members of a close binary. We’ve found gas giants in such systems,
‘Dust Traps’ and Planet Formation
Are we homing in on a ‘missing link’ in our theories of planet formation? Perhaps so, judging from the work of researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Lyon University and St. Andrews University. The work does not challenge a central principle in current thinking, that planets form out of disks of gas and dust grains around young stars. We know that these dust grains grow into centimete
Seven Planets around TRAPPIST-1
The red dwarf known as TRAPPIST-1 could not have produced a more interesting scenario. Today we learn that the star, some 40 light years out in the constellation Aquarius, hosts seven planets, all of which turn out to be comparable to the Earth in terms of size. Moreover, these worlds were discovered through the transit method, meaning we have mass and radius information for all of them. Today’s
Martian Civilization
What kind of civilization might eventually emerge on Mars? Colonies of various kinds have been examined in science fiction for decades, but as we close in on the possibility of actual human arrival on the planet, perhaps in the 2030s, we can wonder how living on a different world will change the people who eventually choose to call it home. The prolific Nick Nielsen likes to take the long view, a
NASA Report on Europa Lander
With an ocean containing twice as much water as Earth’s oceans, Europa is a high-priority target for astrobiology. But the presence of water alone is not what gives the Jovian moon such interest. After all, we’re learning that icy worlds beyond the snowline can feature oceans beneath the surface, and we’re learning more all the time about oceans all the way into the Kuiper Belt, as the ongoing in

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Theresa May Moves to Replace Devolution with Westminster Control
Forget media spin. Read Theresa May’s actual unvarnished words. In Glasgow today she notified Scotland of a specific intention for Westminster to intervene in devolved areas to “improve outcomes” in Scotland. There is no other possible logical analysis of the following long passage: But the devolution of powers across the United Kingdom must not mean we become a looser and weaker union. We cannot
Leeds University Union Threaten to Ban My Speech on Palestine
I am giving a talk entitled “Palestine/Israel: A Unitary Secular State or a Bantustan Solution” in Leeds University tomorrow. I have just been told by Leeds University Union I will not be allowed to speak unless I submit what I am going to say for pre-vetting. I am truly appalled that such a gross restriction on freedom of speech should be imposed anywhere, let alone in a university where intelle
The Scottish Council Elections Are a Huge Test – Subsequent Attempted Backroom Deals Will Reveal the Black Soul of Scottish Labour
Theresa May herself set out to portray the Scottish Council Elections as a test of opinion on a second Independence referendum, and followed that up by an attack on the very principle of devolution and a stark re-assertion of the desirability of Westminster control. She did so in the – not unreasonable – expectation that the Tories will make gains in Scottish councils from an extremely low base.
Tory Election Expenses Fraud
I want to commend this amazing resource which a dedicated investigator has collated on Tory Election Expenses Fraud, covering no less than 57 MPs. A huge amount of data is available locally and this is the best central repository I have seen. It repays hours of browsing. As the evidence builds it becomes plain that massive cheating was a key element of the Tory victory. That there is no chance at
Brexit Will Lower Wages
It has surprised the naïve that in the last two weeks Tory ministers have been lining up to assure employers that there will be no reduction in the flow of immigrant workers into the UK after Brexit. There are two things that infuriate me about the “left wing” argument that EU immigration lowers wages in the UK through importing labour. Firstly it is not left wing at all, it is narrowly nationali
In the Conference Hall or on the Pavement
I shall be speaking in Leeds today either in the conference hall or on a nearby pavement. The meeting entitled “Palestine/Israel: A Unitary Secular State or a Bantustan Solution” is due to take place at 6pm in the Conference Auditorium GM 01, which I am told is the big building behind The Edge sports centre. Do come if you are within reach. I shall be leaving for Leeds shortly. Apparently the tru

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School bus rides may not be free, as interim Tory leader reminds us, but we all benefit when we share the cost
PHOTOS: Former Progressive Conservative premier Jim Prentice and interim PC leader Ric McIver, back in 2014 when they were both running for the PC leadership. Both men, one could argue, found math could be hard. Below: NDP Premier Rachel Notley and PC premier Ralph Klein. “There’s no such thing as a free ride to school […] The post School bus rides may not be free, as interim Tory leader reminds
Shoreline, True Grit, photo-bombing, certainty and the Deity: random observations from Alberta’s Throne Speech
PHOTOS: Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell, clad in a purple official gown, reads the NDP Government’s third Speech from the Throne in the Legislature in Edmonton yesterday afternoon. Below: Party crasher Jason Kenney, Labour Minister Christina Gray (Dave Cournoyer photo) and Opposition Leader Brian Jean. Alberta’s New Democratic Party Government delivered its third Speech from […] The pos
St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse makes it official: he wants to lead Alberta Liberals
PHOTOS: St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, second from left in Liberal red tie, announces his bid to lead the Alberta Liberals, a party that currently has only one member in the Legislature, on the University of Alberta campus near the North Saskatchewan River Valley yesterday. (Photo grabbed from Global TV reporter Tom Vernon’s Twitter account. […] The post St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse makes it off
David D. Orr’s ‘Encountering Riel’ remains atop Edmonton fiction bestseller list
Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Feb. 24, 2017, compiled on Feb. 29, 2017, by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Encountering Riel – David D. Orr* 2. The Break – Katherena Vermette 3. […] The post David D. Orr’s ‘Encountering Riel’ remains atop Edmonton fiction b
Alberta’s NDP tends not to make a game of Thrones, so tomorrow’s speech may actually give us useful information!
PHOTOS: Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell reads the 2016 Speech from the Throne in the Alberta Legislature. Below: Ms. Mitchell reads the 2015 Throne Speech and, below that, the vice-regal party accompanied by Premier Notley prepares to leave the Legislative Chamber in 2015. All photos by the Alberta Government, Premier’s and Lieutenant Governor’s Flickr accounts. I […] The post Alberta’s NDP ten
Alberta public employees, subject to constant Wildrose and media vilification, win national award for effective service
PHOTOS: An image of the May 2016 Fort McMurray fire taken by Alberta Government photographer Chris Schwarz. Below: The Wildrose Party sees government workers like forest fire fighters (GoA photo) and Licensed Practical Nurses (AUPE photo) as “union bosses.” Just guessing, but you probably won’t read much news coverage about the national award the Alberta […] The post Alberta public employees, sub


dreams - goat-human hybrid - talking child
what a wierd night of FOUR intense and visually/narratively memorable dreams, in the fourth (on a walk) I happened upon the goat-human hybrid child munching away on grass at the front of a residential property by the roadside. The front door of the cottage was open - that imagery again . I spoke to the woman about her lovely young animal outside, munching away on grass. It started to nuzzle me and
New Year's Re-solutions...
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) 30 year anniversary gallery representation or exhibition - my first one man show was 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. 3) Wilson/Black
Christopher Bollyn - the legacy of 9-11 - business as usual @ W.H.
I have a dream... so, you're (probably) wondering, "Mike, why are you still droning on about 9-11?" and here's why... nothing will ever change , the Machine! of War! will always Profit! Until we the people stop funding these amoral gameplayers with our TIME on this Free Planet.
Electric Universe - Kongpop U-yen - Space Weather Forecasting
"Stick with it," that's what I'm saying... KongPop U-yen isn't the most confident presenter ever but his post-storm earthquake-prediction theory and his Space Weather news in general are second to none. Free Planet Summary: while this is all well and good, "We still don't have a global solution to catastrophism," and by this I mean that we're still building 'solid structures on solid ground' be th
Mike Philbin art - Introversions and Dichotomies - new 2017 art/concept
so, after spending most of January 2017 re-painting some 2016 paintings I wasn't too happy with, I finally got down to making some new art for 2017 on a theme of tandem squares . Five abstract pieces 60 cm by 30 cm, emulsion on canvas.
Brien Foerster - new Nazca organic finds - small alien skull and long three-fingered hand
a three fingered (six bones per finger!) alien hand and a small alien skull, once again Brien Foerster delivers the most discussion-worthy material from his continuing insistence that the Viracocha might have been some alien race not-necessarily-from some other planet or realm or dimension. Is this material from the Children of this elongated-skull Viracocha or another 'alien' species entirely? O

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