Friday, April 07, 2017

7 April - am - Blogs I'm Following

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New poll shows who America trusts. Spoiler alert: It ain't the politicians.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 6 minutes ago
Americans' confidence in the military relatively high, and low for the press, elected officials & business leaders — Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) April 6, 2017 Interesting that the the only folks that Americans distrust as much, or more, than the media are business leaders and elected officials. Now who is it that falls into both categories? Wait, don't tell me I've almost got it. You can read the entire report here.

Chinese Fighter Plane Has Been Spotted On A Chinese Held Island In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 minutes ago
A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is pictured on the airstrip at Woody Island in the South China Sea in this March 29, 2017 handout satellite photo. CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters: **China fighter plane spotted on South China Sea island: think tank* A Chinese fighter plane has been spotted on a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea, the first such sighting in a year and the first since U.S. President Trump took office, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington's C... more »

Autism, PTSD and Community Support

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 9 minutes ago
NOTE: We accept submissions year round at Age of Autism. In April, we especially welcome new voices to share their autism stories. Send me your submission to with SUBMISSION in the subject for review. Write from your heart and...

Summer Camps!! Autism...

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 9 minutes ago
You get the email and your eyes light up! "SPECIAL NEEDS SUMMER CAMP!" Sigh... Few camps accept kids with the intense needs and behaviors many of our children present. I know of a camp in my state for girls on...

Why Was It So Mild Last Month?

By Paul Homewood It was unusually mild last month in England. According to the CET, it was 3.0C warmer than the 1961-90 average. Global warming, I hear you cry. Well, maybe, but things are not quite that simple. The first thing I should point out is that, although the 1961-90 average […]

100 Years Ago The U.S. Entered The First World War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Politico:* *United States enters World War I, April 6, 1917* On this day 100 years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, entering the worldwide conflict then known as the Great War. The struggle, which had begun in the summer of 1914, would take a decisive turn against the Central Powers after more than 2 million U.S. troops, under the command of Maj. Gen. John J. Pershing, arrived in France to bolster the Allied effort. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic president, had sought reelection on the slogan, “He kept us out of war!.” He asserted that a Republican victory... more »

The Cod are Coming Back

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
Collapsing shrimp catches confirm that we are seeing a powerful recovery of the northern cod Stock off Newfoundland. It took twenty years and some adjustments with mother nature but they are really back. This is the largest single population. As mentioned the southern stock is still struggling but i also cannot see it far behind either. This is great news and perhaps we can see the stock rebuilt to fifteenth century levels as well. Let us be optimistic. It is certainly plausible. The fishermen took a horrible lesson and perhaps we need to rethink the whole topic of stock own... more »

Robert Fulford: In China, a jealous state begins to clamp down on the lives of its faithful

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
[image: Rev. Joseph Zhang Yinlin, kneeling, takes part in an ordination ceremony to be named coadjutor bishop in Anyang city in central China's Henan province] Of course they would. As has every government since the beginning. After all all religions actually organize communities to support a political class or priesthood whose authority arises from a dedication to support spiritual endeavor of some sort. Yet such spiritual endeavor actually demands no such support and that leaves us with a more community oriented mission such as social support all of which supposed government i... more »

The last hollow laugh

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
Not quite the end of history but perhaps the beginning of the end. Armageddon with the forces of the Anti Christ is well engaged as we speak. That it is not perceived as such is natural as that demands sensitivity. Victory itself will take the form of a general internal collapse of Islam in the face of the total end of global poverty. A spiritual transformation will ensue as well but that will be the easiest part as we now understand the physical reality of spirit. The Big Man will no longer be needed at all but will still be honored.. *The last hollow laugh * *Since Francis... more »

Waking Up From Religion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
Let us try to put all this into a proper perspective and also try to be fair and non judgmental. This is a deeply personal reaction to a religious organization that actually worked well enough for most. This can actually be said for all such organizations. The problem is that while religion is inspired by a spiritual agenda, it is also true that out of a community of hundreds, only a small handful are typically engaged in a spiritual practice at all and that may have little to do with organized anything. Spiritual practice demands intent and desire. There are many pathways... more »

Freaky Friday

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 hour ago
*Syria* The US launched Tomahawk missile strikes on Ash Aha'irat (Al Shayrat) Air Force Base in Syria and on Syria's chemical weapons storage facilities there. There should be some sort of bomb damage assessment (classified) before this blog goes live because the sun will be up in Syria. The weapons fired were likely a blend of the following: *Block 3 BGM-109C* Tomahawk Land Attack Missile – Conventional (TLAM-C) with a unitary warhead (which can be used for penetration of bunkers or to crater runways). *Block 3 BGM-109D* Tomahawk Land Attack Missile – Dispenser (TLAM-D) with clus... more »

Islamic State Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter Over Mosul (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Two Iraqi pilots killed when helicopter shot down over Mosul by Islamic State* Two Iraqi army pilots were killed on Thursday when their helicopter was shot down over the city of Mosul by Islamic State, according to a military statement. The helicopter was providing air support to Federal Police forces battling Islamic State fighters on the western side of Mosul, the statement said. It is the first aircraft downed by Islamic State over Mosul since the start of the U.S.-backed offensive on the northern Iraqi city, in October. *Read more* .... More News On The Islamic S... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/7/2017" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/7/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s "The “War Card” has been flipped over as President Trump orders an attack on Syria. The attack came as a response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria allegedly by the Assad regime. Not everyone is buying the story it was Assad that ordered a gas attack on his own people. Former Congressman Ron Paul thinks it was a false flag to get the U.S. to make a move against Assad. Now, the U.S. foreign policy in Syria has gone from destroying ISIS to removing Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria. Russia will surely weigh in... more »

US Missiles Strike Syrian Forces Fighting Al Qaeda

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 2 hours ago
*April 7, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Upward to 60 cruise missiles fired by the US military struck a Syrian military air base near Homs - which currently constitutes the font line between Syrian Arab Army forces and multiple US State Department designated terrorist organizations, including Al Nusra and the self-proclaimed "Islamic State." The strike was allegedly carried out as retaliation for a supposed "chemical weapons attack" near the northern Syrian city of Idlib, which currently serves as the defacto capital of Al Qaeda forces remaining in Syria. *Rushed Strikes Based o... more »

Nearly 300 Died In Last Months Mosul Airstrike By Coalition Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *Nearly 300 died in Mosul airstrike, making it one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent memory* Iraqi officials said Wednesday that they had removed nearly 300 bodies from the site of an apparent airstrike in west Mosul, the largest civilian death toll since the battle against Islamic State began more than two years ago and among the deadliest incidents in decades of modern warfare. More bodies were being removed Wednesday as the U.S.-led coalition investigated whether it was responsible, Iraqi officials blamed Islamic State, and the injured continued to s... more »

10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 hours ago
10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble per BBC News but not one refers to the massive increase in immigration into this country. Odd that... BBC report here

Eta: Basque separatists plan to unilaterally disarm on Saturday per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 hours ago
'In recent years police in France and Spain have put Eta under severe pressure, arresting hundreds of militants, including leadership figures, and seizing many of the group's weapons.' Wheras in Northern Ireland the Blair Labour government pretty much gave in to the IRA. BBC report here with no mention of the IRA parallels.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
#Russia's nuclear cruise missiles can hit Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Rome, Athens, Ankara, Paris & London — NATOSource (@NATOSource) April 6, 2017

Now I see why President Putin wanted an ally in the White House!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
'Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has described the US air strikes on the Shayrat airbase as an "aggression against a sovereign nation". Mr Putin sees them as an "attempt to distract the world from civilian casualties from US military action in Iraq," and they "do significant damage" to US-Russia ties", Dmitry Peskov said.' But Russia wanted Donald Trump to become President of the United States of America because he was their man? The BBC must be confused, they've been pushing the story that President Donald Trump has too many links with Russia, who helped his electio... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
In this image provided by the United States Navy, the destroyer U.S.S. Porter launched a Tomahawk missile from the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. Credit MC3 Ford Williams/U.S. Navy *WNU Editor*: More photos here .... *Escalating U.S. role in Syria, Trump orders strikes on Assad airbase *(Reuters).

Killer Cold

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I found an interesting article on weather-related deaths. Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and Other Weather Events in the United States, 2006–2010 Abstract Objectives—This report examines heat-related mortality, cold-related mortality, and other weather-related mortality during 2006–2010 among subgroups of U.S. residents. Methods—Weather-related death rates for…

Bananas Injected with HIV-Infected Blood?

Dan Evon at - 4 hours ago
Photographs show discolored bananas that have likely fallen prey to a fungus, not to being injected with HIV-infected human blood.

Ground Glass as Poison

David Mikkelson at - 4 hours ago
Contrary to what mystery and crime dramas might portray, ingesting ground glass isn't inherently fatal.

Before Today's U.S. Missile Strikes Syrian President Assad Tells Paper He Sees No 'Option Except Victory' in Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List in Damascus, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 6, 2017. SANA/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters:* *Assad tells paper he sees no 'option except victory' in Syria* Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said there is no "option except victory" in the country's civil war in an interview published on Thursday, saying the government could not reach "results" with opposition groups that attended recent peace talks. The interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List appeared to h... more »

President Trump: We've Had 'One Of The Most Successful 13 Weeks' In History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Reuters *The Hill: **Trump: We've had 'one of the most successful 13 weeks' in history* President Trump on Thursday insisted he’s had “one of the most successful” starts as president in U.S. history, dismissing the chaos and stalled legislative agenda that has marred his first 100 days in office. "I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One. The president cited positive numbers on job creation, negotiations on presidential aircraft prices and his planned military buildup. Trump’s first weeks in o... more »

War Propaganda: CNN Has Child Read Off Teleprompter (Fake News)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 CNN is no stranger to propaganda and creating fake news, this time using a young girl to push for the overthrow of Syria. end

Alex Jones Full Show: Senator Rand Paul Warns Trump Not To Back Al Qaeda/ISIS In Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 Senate Democrats are attempting a filibuster to stop Judge Neil Gorsuch from being nominated to the Supreme Court. Also, Devin Nunes is under an ethics investigation, causing him to step aside from the House’s investigation into Russia and Trump. Dr. Edward Group of the Global Healing Center will join today’s […]

Trump Launches Cruise Missle Attacks On Syrian and Russian Base

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 In response to the supposed Syrian gas attacks, Trump launches cruise missiles at Syrian targets. Alex Breaks it Down end

‘Why Would Assad Attack Civilians Not Military? It’s Simply Irrational’ – U.S. Senator (ie. False Flag Attack)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 More than 80 people were killed in the incident in Syria, but a few weeks ago in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a U.S.-led coalition airstrike reportedly killed more than 200. In both cases government officials claimed terrorist munitions had been targeted. The Syria attack sparked immediate reaction – both […]

US Fires Missiles at Syrian Military Base Near Homs in Response to ’Assad’s Chemical Attack’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
We are one step closer to WW3 in the Middle East. Published on Apr 6, 2017 The US has launched 50 to 60 Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian military base near Homs after President Donald Trump ordered the strikes in response for the chemical attack in Idlib, blaming the incident on President Bashar Assad. READ […]

EU Slams Israel’s West Bank Demolition Policy. Israel Passes Bill to Speed Up Demolition Policy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 5, 2017 The European Union’s ambassador to Israel has strongly criticized Tel Aviv for pursuing the policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and confiscating their land in the West Bank. Lars Faaborg-Andersen made the criticism in his last week’s meeting with a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official with envoys from all E-U member […]

Debt Ceiling Shutdown: What Would Happen if the US Government Shut Down For Good?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Debt Ceiling Shutdown: What Would Happen if the US Government Shut Down For Good? by Jeff Berwick, It’s that time of year again where the US government acts like it will “shut down” and argues about nonsensical things to try to make people believe they are somehow necessary. – In 2015, Congress suspended the ceiling, which […]

Jim Willie: Financial Derivatives Ticking Time Bomb

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 6, 2017 Jim Willie joins Silver Doctors to reveal the danger created by interest rate swap derivatives. As foreigners accelerate their dumping of U.S. Treasury Bonds and the Fed moves interest rates slightly higher, the interest rate swap derivatives market is coming under strain. When word gets out about the strain in […]

Lee Stranahan: ‘Ideological Coup’ By Kushner-Linked Goldman Globalists Destroying Trump White House

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Is it game over for Trump administration? Has the vampire squid Illuminist Goldman Sucks taken over? – Lee Stranahan: ‘Ideological Coup’ By Kushner-Linked Goldman Globalists Destroying Trump White House by ZeroPointNow, After Wikileaks revelations that Citigroup picked Obama’s cabinet, it appears the Trump administration is succumbing to ‘same globalism, different bank.’ – Weeks after the Daily Mail exposed an […]

‘Biggest NATO Deployment Since Cold War’: Hundreds of British Battle Tanks Arrive in Estonia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
No let up in WW3 drive. Published on Apr 6, 2017 Hundreds of British armoured fighting vehicles arrived in the Estonian seaport of Paldiski on Thursday, as part of what is thought to be the largest NATO deployment to Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. end

It was wrong for America to bomb Syrian airfields

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 6 hours ago
Mentioning an apparent chemical attack in Syria that has killed dozens, the U.S. has launched an air strike against some Syrian government airfields near Homs. There are reports that ISIS launched an offensive near Homs soon afterwards – and Christians are likely to be the targets. If true, it means that the Pentagon has basically provided Daesh with an air force. So much for Trump's promises to focus on Daesh as the main enemy. (See these 2013 Trump tweets against a U.S. attack against Syria.) These developments are terribly disappointing and indicate that Donald Trump is very unli... more »

Democrats, Neoconservatives Unite In Support Of Strikes In Syria As Trump Launches Attack

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
Democrats joined neoconservatives, who long pushed for U.S. military forces to topple Assad’s regime, to advocate for bombing Syria after alleged chemical attack. The post Democrats, Neoconservatives Unite In Support Of Strikes In Syria As Trump Launches Attack appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Trumpanzee Regime And ProPublica-- Like A Vampire To Sun Light

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
A couple days ago, Spicy Spice babbled gratuitously that "Just because a left-wing blog makes the point of something changing, doesn’t mean it actually happened." It was referring to some ethical questions about the Trumpanzee family-- ethical questions Trump's attorney, Alan Garten, has already admitted were being dealt with-- having been reported by ProPublica. I suppose Spicy doesn't want to admit he knows what ProPublica is, despite the fact that they've won 3 Pulitzers for journalism and that they're respected by all "sides," at least by anyone looking for objective reality i... more »

United States Launches Missile Strikes in Syria

Brooke Binkowski at - 6 hours ago
Dozens of missiles were deployed against a military airfield in an abrupt policy change by the Trump administration.

"The Ultimate Tragedy..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.” - David Ormsby-Gore

BREAKING: It Has Begun — US Just Fired 50 Tomahawk Missiles at Syrian Govt

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 6 hours ago
[image: syria]Trump, who vowed repeatedly never to go into Syria, waited only 77 days before lighting the fuse that could potentially set off World War III.

When Government Evil Triumphs, Freedom Falls

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - Is the government evil? You tell me. The post When Government Evil Triumphs, Freedom Falls appeared first on Waking Times.

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar; Michael Mann’s Bullying Backfires

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 7 hours ago
If you haven’t seen it yet, Dr. Judith Curry gives one of the greatest climate bully beatdowns in world history. Serial Climate Bully Michael “I Bully Women” Mann’s effort to bully Dr. Judith Curry backfired worse than Scott Farcus’ effort to bully Raphie. Here is a link to the actual video where Dr. Judith Curry … Continue reading "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar; Michael Mann’s Bullying Backfires"

Coral Reef Sophistry

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 7 hours ago
Almost everytime I look into an alarmist’s claim, there is an easy to identify natural cause of the observation. The arctic sea ice is greatly impacted by the wind direction, storms and warm water entering the arctic. None of which are due to CO2. Polar bears are doing just great, so there is no issue … Continue reading "Coral Reef Sophistry"

Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 7 hours ago
As a follow up to Climate Bullies Gone Wild; Caught on Tape and Print, we have Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism. A collection of shameless displays of true, unhinged, unashamed fascism. Watch as the true nature of these fascists is exposed. Fascist and proud!!! Let the book burnings begin!!! Intolerant Democrats Ask Teachers … Continue reading "Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism"

UPDATED: US launches War against Syria...and Russia?!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*April 7, 2017 - *This is the start of World War 3 *Trump’s flip-flop*BREAKING: Trump just struck a #Syrian airbase with 60 tomohawk missiles, Syrian And Russian troops among the casualties. This is the start of WW3. ----Syrian Girl *In a Cataclysmic Attack on World Peace and Justice* *The US has just launched war against Syria* *in the latest Regime Change Project for Israel* Syria, a secular, multi-religious country, in which Christians are allowed to about to be changed into yet another Islamic Terrorist hellhole for Ziofascism. Tonight the tomahawk missiles are flying... more »

BWorld 119, Seven myths in the mining debate

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 7 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld on March 15, 2017. The endless debate in mining is largely fueled by endless myths and disinformation that fan more emotionalism than reason. Below are some of these myths and the realities behind these half-truths. 1. Mining provides a small contribution to GDP, only P70 billion a year in gross value added (GVA). Wrong. Mining GVA is P85 billion a year, average for 2010 to 2016. Also, the sectors gross value production is P166 billion a year, average for 2010 to 2015. A large part of this is from large-scale corporate mining while the reporte... more »

Energy 92, Asia retains big coal use

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 7 hours ago
There are many reports now saying that "Asia moving away from coal" or "Asia embracing more renewables, ditching coal" and similar stories. These claims are half-truths and hence, generally not correct. See these reports and stats below. *Why Is Asia Returning to Coal?* The fossil fuel is undergoing an unexpected renaissance in the region. By Grace Guo February 17, 2017 *"For Japan, coal has emerged as the best alternative to replacing its 54 nuclear reactors, which are deeply unpopular with the population and seen as symb... more »

Cutting UN peacekeeping operations: What will it say about America?

Dennis Jett, Professor of International Relations, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 7 hours ago
In a recent speech at the Council on Foreign Relations, the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, made clear the Trump administration wants to slash U.S. funds to the U.N., including support for peacekeeping. Ambassador Haley also asserted that “The United States is the moral conscience of the world.” While only about 40 American servicemen are among the 92,000 peacekeepers currently deployed in 16 active peacekeeping operations, the U.S. pays a little over 28 percent of the cost. That amounts to about US$2.2 billion out of the U.N.‘s peacekeeping budget of $7.8 ... more »

US foreign aid, explained

Joannie Tremblay-Boire, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 7 hours ago
If implemented, President Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts would have many repercussions. Kendra Helmer/USAID, CC BY-ND President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill his campaign promise to “put America first” in his proposed 2018 budget. “This includes deep cuts to foreign aid,” Trump said in his opening message to his proposed budget. “It is time to prioritize the security and well-being of Americans, and to ask the rest of the world to step up and pay its fair share.” His budget would slash funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to US$... more »

'Making Europe Great Again,' Trump's online supporters shift attention to the French election

Claudia Flores-Saviaga, PhD student in Computer Science, West Virginia University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 7 hours ago
Online backers are looking to Trump's success as a preview of Le Pen's candidacy. ID1974 / The online movement that played a key role in getting Donald Trump elected president of the United States has begun to spread its political influence globally, starting with crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Among several key elections happening in 2017 around Europe, few are as hotly contested as the race to become the next president of France. Having helped install their man in the White House in Washington, D.C., a group of online activists is now trying to get their far-right w... more »

DNA dating: How molecular clocks are refining human evolution's timeline

Priya Moorjani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biological Sciences, Columbia University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 7 hours ago
Our cells have a built-in genetic clock, tracking time... but how accurately? Stopwatch image via DNA holds the story of our ancestry – how we’re related to the familiar faces at family reunions as well as more ancient affairs: how we’re related to our closest nonhuman relatives, chimpanzees; how *Homo sapiens* mated with Neanderthals; and how people migrated out of Africa, adapting to new environments and lifestyles along the way. And our DNA also holds clues about the timing of these key events in human evolution. When scientists say that modern humans emerge... more »

Kennedy Jr. Exposes Corporate Media as YouTube Cuts Off Independent Voices

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Jefferey Jaxen* - RFK Jr.'s recent statement on why the media won't cover vaccine truth. The post Kennedy Jr. Exposes Corporate Media as YouTube Cuts Off Independent Voices appeared first on Waking Times.

Beyond a Failing European Super State

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - People are becoming aware and are looking for a new future. The post Beyond a Failing European Super State appeared first on Waking Times.

US Launches Airstrikes Against Syria- Military Intervention Begins

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Donald Trump launches US air strikes against Assad regime in Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles as military intervention begins* Syrian state TV slams American 'aggression' 2:53AM Syrian state TV reports: "American aggression targets Syrian military targets with a number of missiles." 2:49AM Trump: air strikes in the 'vital national security interest' of US President Donald Trump has said the strike on Syria was in the "vital national security interest" of the United States Trump calls on "civilised nations" to join the US in "seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria". He ... more »

World War III? "Syria: US launches 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles in strike on military airbase near Homs" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*World War III?* *"Syria: US launches 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles in strike on military airbase near Homs."* - *Remember what he says here...* This cruise missle strike, my friends is an act of *WAR.* God help us all...

X22 Report, “The Deep State Is Going All In With Syria” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Deep State Is Going All In With Syria” -

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"What keeps these filaments attached to this galaxy? The filaments persist in NGC 1275 even though the turmoil of galactic collisions should destroy them. First, active galaxy NGC 1275 is the central, dominant member of the large and relatively nearby Perseus Cluster of Galaxies. Wild-looking at visible wavelengths, the active galaxy is also a prodigious source of x-rays and radio emission. NGC 1275 accretes matter as entire galaxies fall into it, ultimately feeding a supermassive black hole at the galaxy's core. *Click image for larger size.* This composite image, recreated from arc... more »

"Making Your Best Guess" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Making Your Best Guess"* by Arthur Silber “We are not gods, and we are not omniscient. We cannot foretell the future with certainty. Most often, cultural and political changes are terribly complex. It can be notoriously difficult to predict exactly where a trend will take us, and we can be mistaken. We do the best we can: if we wish to address certain issues seriously, we study history, and we read everything that might shed light on our concerns. We consult what the best thinkers of our time and of earlier times have said and written. We challenge everyone's assumptions, includi... more »

Chet Raymo, “Wooing The World” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Wooing The World”* by Chet Raymo “...Thisby knows so little of the world as yet: the bit she can see through the chink in the wall has made her heart beat faster in its cage...” "A few lines from a poem of Linda Gregerson. Never mind the context; the image is arresting. Beautiful Thisbe is confined by her parents' to her high-walled house in Babylon, with only a crack in the wall through which to communicate with her forbidden lover. And, of course- as so many parents discover- the restriction makes her passion all the more intense. We look out at the universe through a metaphor... more »

"8 Ways You Don't Realize Stress Is Ruining Your Health" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"8 Ways You Don't Realize Stress Is Ruining Your Health"* Researchers are finding more reasons than ever to chill out. By Larry Schwartz "We live in a hyped-up, caffeinated, digitized, 24/7, corporations-are-people kind of world. Along with the miracles of computers, smartphones and unfettered capitalism comes — surprise!—non-stop stress. On average, working professionals are connected to their jobs 72 hours a week. And science is discovering that along with non-stop stress comes disease. As human beings evolved, our reactions to stressful situations, the so-called fight-or-flight... more »

The Poet: Robert Bly, "Things to Think" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Things to Think"* "Think in ways you've never thought before. If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if ... more »

Ron Paul: “Zero Chance” Assad Behind Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Likely A False Flag

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 hours ago
The western Illuminati is still desperate to ignite their WW3. Will Donald Trump submit to their plans or will he betray us? – Ron Paul: “Zero Chance” Assad Behind Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Likely A False Flag by Tyler Durden, According to former Congressman Ron Paul, the chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Has Launched A Massive Missile Attack On A Syrian Air Base (Live Updates)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*LIVE UPDATES* Latest updates and global reaction to Trump strike: LIVE -- BBC The Latest: US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles -- AP Syria conflict: Live -- Reuters US attacks Syria: Live updates -- CNN Syria: US launches 60 missiles in strike on airbase near Homs – live -- The Guardian US and Donald Trump launch military strike with tomahawks against Syria -- NZ Herald Live: US fires missiles on Syria following deadly chemical weapons attack -- Sydney Morning Herald Watch Live: U.S. launches cruise missiles against Syrian regime target -- CBS Watch RT live -- RT *W... more »

LuLaRoe Faces Lawsuits Over Quality Concerns, Business Practices

Kim LaCapria at - 8 hours ago
Popular leisurewear brand LuLaRoe is facing mounting complaints over the quality of its leggings and customer frustration.

The Southern Hemisphere Sees Its ‘Quietest’ Hurricane Season On Record

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? From the Daily Caller: ? As we head into April, the Southern Hemisphere is in the midst of the “quietest” hurricane season on record. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of Weatherbell Analytics noted tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere for…

Unusually large swarm of icebergs blocking shipping lanes

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Icebergs in the North Atlantic [image] H/T Paul Vaughan Whether admittedly stronger than usual winds have led to more iceberg material and/or some of the ‘normal’ icebergs have broken up into smaller ones, is not clear, perhaps not known. A record 953 icebergs were observed in April 1984.…

Hey @Algore ! Explain this! Bottom drops out of US hurricanes in past decade

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Inconvenient data for those who still insist climate change is making hurricanes more frequent is displayed in these two slides from Dr. Philip Klotzbach. As noted by Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. The bottom dropped out of US hurricanes over the last 10 years. quoted Al Gore back…

What Would Be The Russian Response To A U.S. Military Strike Against The Syrian Regime

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Greg Jaffe, Washington Post:* *The main question after any strikes on Syria: How does Russia respond?* For President Trump, choosing targets and launching cruise missiles to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons this week may be a relatively clear-cut decision. The big problem is what comes next. The military has been preparing options for a strike against President Bashar al-Assad since well before 2013, when the Syrian dictator killed more than 1,000 of his own people in a devastating nerve gas attack. A chemical attack by the Assad regime on Tuesday killed scores... more »

U.S. Officials Are Admitting That Any U.S. Saturation Military Strike On Syria Will Result In Russian fatalities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Intercept:** U.S. Weighs “Saturation Strike” Against Syrian Government in Response To Chemical Attack* THE PENTAGON HAS developed plans for an airstrike against Syrian government targets in response to this week’s apparent chemical attack by Syrian government forces, according to two U.S. military officials. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will present the proposals to Donald Trump later today at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. One of the proposals drawn up is a “saturation strike” using dozens of cruise missiles designed to hit Syrian military targets — inclu... more »

Hillary Clinton: US Should 'Take Out' The Syrian Air Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
CNN: *Hillary Clinton: US should 'take out' Assad's air fields* (CNN)Hillary Clinton called on the United States to take out Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's Air Force on Thursday, days after a chemical attack killed more than 70 people in the war-torn country. "Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days," Clinton said in a speech at the "Women in the World" summit in New York City. "And I really believe that we should have and still should take out his air fields a... more »

U.S. Congress Wants A Say If President Trump Orders Military Action Against The Syrian Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Hill: Paul, Lee*: *Congress needs to vote on Trump's military action in Syria* A pair of libertarian-leaning GOP senators are calling on President Trump to get congressional authorization before taking military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Thursday if the president is going to increase the U.S. military involvement in Syria, he should "follow the Constitution" and ask Congress to authorize the use of force. “President Trump should make his case in front of the American people and allow their elected representatives to debate t... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Fading Fake Culture' at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
FADING FAKE CULTURE Posted on April 6, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. Apr. 6, 2017. The money machine wants the system, not the people to survive. They can only relate to the world through money, which is an illusion. The corporation controls the military and the world market place.We were slaughtered so the corporation and its colonial settlers could live as they do today and

Americans Want Privacy-- Including Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
A couple of nights ago, Rachel Maddow did a long and interesting segment about what the Trumpist Regime does behind closed doors. The whole segment is posted above. And it's primarily about how the Trumpists are secretly moving more troops into Syria without asking for congressional approval. The decision making is behind closed doors. The second example that Maddow discusses though, is the one I want to take up today. Just before the 11 and a half mark on the clip, she mentions how the Regime tried hiding the fact that Trump signed the incrediblely unpopular Republican bill that ... more »

Venezuela’s Political Crisis Sparks Major Protests

Megan Alpert at - 9 hours ago
Venezuelans took to the streets to protest moves by the country's Supreme Court to undermine its legislature.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: 'Coalition Being Formed To Remove Syrian President Assad'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Tillerson says coalition forming to target Assad, Trump hearing military options* Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that “steps are underway” on an international coalition to pressure Bashar Assad from power, as President Trump was being briefed on military options for Syria – though what specific steps the U.S. and its allies might take in response to the latest deadly chemical weapons attack remained unclear. America’s top diplomat addressed the Syria crisis a day after Trump declared in the Rose Garden that the chemical strike would not be tolerated. ... more »

Newly released Secret Service documents show that Trump's suggestion of a 2nd Amendment solution for Hillary Clinton resulted in numerous threats.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
(Threat starts at the 40 second mark.) Do you remember that from August of 2009? Did you wonder if any of Trump's supporters actually got fired up enough to make actual threats against Hillary Clinton? Well wonder no more. These are today's tweets from journalist Michael Best who specializes in reporting on the intelligence community. Just got docs from @SecretService on threats against Hillary Clinton, including Trump's comments. — Michael Best (@NatSecGeek) April 6, 2017 .@SecretService — Michael Best (@NatSecGeek) April 6, 2017 Completely redacted ... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Llangollen, Denbighshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 6, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on March 3, 2017.Jason Lee / Reuters *Isaac Stone Fish, The Atlantic*:* Xi Jinping May Be Less Powerful Than He Seems* *As Donald Trump sizes up the Chinese president, he may be surprised by what he finds.* Once, on a visit to China in August 2015, I heard an odd theory about one of the most powerful men in the world. Xi Jinping, the president of China, would prefer to travel overseas more, but he dreaded ... more »

Pentagon Preparing Military Options For President Trump Against The Syrian Regime

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*:* Trump on Syria's Assad: 'Something should happen'* (CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that "something should happen" with regard to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in the wake of this week's chemical attack, which US officials say he perpetrated. "I think what Assad did is terrible. I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes. It shouldn't have happened. It shouldn't be allowed to happen," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. "I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity. He's there, and I guess he's running things, so somethi... more »

World News Briefs -- April 6, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *At Mar-a-Lago, Trump welcomes China’s Xi for first summit* PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Thursday to a red-carpet welcome to kick off his two-day summit with President Trump, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised a “very frank discussion” on North Korea, trade and cyberhacking. Tillerson and his wife Renda St. Clair greeted Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan at the airport, and the couples strode past a ceremonial military guard before the Chinese leader entered his limousine. Speaking to reporters a short time later, Tiller... more »

Trump Vows to Tackle Common Core, Return Education to Locals

Alex Newman at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: trump-vows-to-tackle-common-core-return-education-to-locals] After what critics viewed as waffling on his campaign pledge to end the Obama-backed national Common Core standards and restore local control of education, President Donald Trump reiterated this week his desire to abolish the controversial K-12 schooling scheme and get the federal government out of education. Speaking at his CEO Business Town Hall, Trump praised his controversial U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos and said the process of ending Common Core was underway. However, with Devos suggesting falsely that... more »

Belief versus Knowledge

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 10 hours ago
I’ve previously written that belief in something means that you only think that when you don’t know but perhaps the distinction between the two hasn’t been as well put, so here is another explanation. Suppose I am a farmer and … Continue reading →

It’s Time To Pay Attention — In The Last 24 Hours, Trump Admin. Has Pushed US To The Brink of WW3

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: war]Without an investigation, Donald Trump used the deadly chemical attack in Syria to begin international preparations to forcibly oust the president.

“Have the Neocons Gotten to Trump?” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Have the Neocons Gotten to Trump?”, Introduction* by Brian Maher "Nearly three stymying months in office, Trump strikes us as a man fixing to get something done. First health care flopped. And tax reform - the kind Wall Street pinned its hopes upon - may soon follow. House Speaker Paul Ryan said yesterday that tax reform will take even longer than health care. Worse, he said Trump and Congress were actually closer on health care than on taxes. That’s two major tests - health care and taxes - flunked. For now at least. And so the blush comes off the peach. But is Trump about to see... more »

"When All Is Said And Done..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Scientists now know the brain receives 400 billion bits of information each second. To give you some idea of just how much information that is, consider this: It would take nearly 600,000 average-size books just to print 400 billion zeros. Needless to say, that's a heck of a lot of reality. So what do we do? We start screening. We start narrowing down. I'll take that bit of information over there, and let's see - this one fits nicely with my ongoing soap opera about the opposite sex. When all is said and done, we're down to 2,000 measly bits of information. Go ahead and take a bow... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 6, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*NBC*:* Defense Sec Mattis to Brief President Trump on Military Options in Syria* Defense Secretary James Mattis will brief President Donald Trump on Thursday at Mar-a-Lago on military options against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime in the wake of a deadly attack which activists said killed at least 100 people — including 25 children — and injured 400 others earlier this week. The White House and Pentagon have had detailed back-and-forth conversations over the past two days about options, including a National Security Council meeting Wednesday. Mattis and National Security... more »

Twitter Sues to Protect Identities of Users Running ‘Alt-Government’ Accounts

Bethania Palma at - 10 hours ago
The social media platform says its users have the constitutional right to criticize the government under the protection of anonymity.

Syria Crisis Update: US Attack Imminent? And What You Can Do.

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria on Tuesday is propelling the United States toward a large-scale military attack on the Assad government. The mainstream media, neoconservatives, and “humanitarian” interventionists are creating a perfect storm pressuring President Trump to take military action. A major US attack on Syria may be imminent! *What we know: *1) President Trump said today that “something should happen” to Syrian President Assad for the alleged attack. Yesterday be blamed the Syrian government for the attack and said that he had done a 180... more »

Syria Crisis Update: US Attack Imminent? And What You Can Do.

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria on Tuesday is propelling the United States toward a large-scale military attack on the Assad government. The mainstream media, neoconservatives, and “humanitarian” interventionists are creating a perfect storm pressuring President Trump to take military action. A major US attack on Syria may be imminent! *What we know: *1) President Trump said today that “something should happen” to Syrian President Assad for the alleged attack. Yesterday be blamed the Syrian government for the attack and said that he had done a 180... more »

Syria Crisis Update: US Attack Imminent? And What You Can Do.

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria on Tuesday is propelling the United States toward a large-scale military attack on the Assad government. The mainstream media, neoconservatives, and “humanitarian” interventionists are creating a perfect storm pressuring President Trump to take military action. A major US attack on Syria may be imminent! *What we know: *1) President Trump said today that “something should happen” to Syrian President Assad for the alleged attack. Yesterday be blamed the Syrian government for the attack and said that he had done a 180... more »

Syria Crisis Update: US Attack Imminent? And What You Can Do.

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria on Tuesday is propelling the United States toward a large-scale military attack on the Assad government. The mainstream media, neoconservatives, and “humanitarian” interventionists are creating a perfect storm pressuring President Trump to take military action. A major US attack on Syria may be imminent! *What we know: *1) President Trump said today that “something should happen” to Syrian President Assad for the alleged attack. Yesterday be blamed the Syrian government for the attack and said that he had done a 180... more »

Do Hurricanes With Female Names Cause More Deaths Because People Don’t Take Them Seriously?

Alex Kasprak at - 11 hours ago
A 2014 study makes this argument, but its findings are complex and contested.

Snopes Is Now Embeddable staff at - 11 hours ago
Now readers can share content from our site more easily and efficiently.

Civil Rights Official Under Review After Blaming ‘Arabs’ for Attack Caught on Video

Arturo Garcia at - 11 hours ago
James Johnson said Middle Eastern-American businesses were "raping the black community" while protesting an incident in a South Carolina convenience store.

Why “Environmental” Groups Have Gone Mad

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 11 hours ago
I am sure that I have long since been ex-communicated by most “environmental” groups, but I still regard myself as an environmentalist in that I believe that the natural world should be preserved when it can be shown that such action will also be economically beneficial. My goal is to improve both human welfare and […]

"I love a gunfight." It appears that Stephen Bannon has no intention of leaving his powerful position without taking Jared Kushner down with him.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of Axios: *After a series of high-level White House leaks portraying Steve Bannon as fed up with his job and ready to quit, Trump's chief strategist has told associates the stories are "100 percent nonsense" and he's playing for keeps.* *The Bannonites believe the liberals staged a coup and will turn Trump into a conventional squish who betrays the very voters who brought him to power. The Jared wing thinks the Bannonites are clinically nuts. * *His staunchest ally is one of Trump's closest confidants — Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Kellyanne Conway will go to the mat f... more »

Three Big Coal Companies Ask Trump to Honor Unratified Paris Climate Agreement

Warren Mass at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: three-big-coal-companies-ask-trump-to-honor-unratified-paris-climate-agreement] Executives from three of the largest U.S. coal companies have asked the Trump administration to reconsider pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.

Left-wing Media Defends Susan Rice in Unmasking Story

Steve Byas at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: left-media-defends-susan-rice-in-unmasking-story] The supposed "news hounds" at CNN, MSNBC, the *Washington Post*, and the *New York Times* care nothing about whether Obama's national security advisor Susan Rice has done anything illegal; they merely want to attack Donald Trump, even to the point of repeating accusations that are little more than malicious rumors.

Trump Uses CRA to Roll Back Obama Rules

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: trump-uses-cra-to-roll-back-obama-rules] Trump's use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) is infuriating the Left.

"Imagine," Part II: Peace, Love, and Violent Fantasies

Ralph R. Reiland at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: imagine-part-ii-peace-love-and-violent-fantasies] In the age of Trump, what has happened to peace, love and little donuts, Gandhian pacifism and the gentle people in San Francisco with flowers in their hair?

Globalists Pushing Cashless Society to Abolish Privacy

TNA Video at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: alex-newman-globalists-pushing-cashless-society-abolish-privacy]VIDEO - In this video, The New American's foreign correspondent Alex Newman explains why governments, the United Nations, megabanks, and globalists are all waging a war on cash. Their goal is to create what they themselves call a "cashless society." And this nightmare, which will end your privacy, is being bankrolled with your tax dollars. More than a few Christian scholars have wondered whether Revelation and the prophecies about not being able to buy or sell without the "mark" are coming to pass. Privacy advoca... more »

Himalayan glaciers granted status of 'living entities' for protection purposes

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
*"The rights of these entities shall be equivalent to the rights of human beings and any injury or harm caused to these bodies shall be treated as injury or harm caused to human beings,"* An Indian court has recognised Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as "legal persons" in an effort to curb environmental destruction, weeks after it granted similar status to the country's two most sacred rivers. In a decision that aims to widen environmental protections in the mountainous region, the court granted the legal standing to glaciers Gangotri and Yamunotri that feed India's venerated... more »

UPDATED: Colin Powell and Donald Trump - Separated at Birth?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*UPDATE: April 6, 2017* - *Breaking News*: Pentagon sources say that the US could strike Syria with an Air Attack as soon as tonight. They have to strike while the WMD lies are still hot and steaming. Before the facts get in the way of a good story...or, in this case, a World War. C *Colin Powell lying about WMD to UN* *prior to Regime Change Invasion of Iraq* *Trump Just Lied to American People * *about **WMD as pretext to **Regime* *Change Invasion **in Syria?* The kindest conclusion you can draw from Trump's latest shocking about-face re his electoral pronouncements against U... more »

On the New Statesman Protest

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
I once attended a demonstration called by the local PCS branch that attracted a mammoth 14 people. Not great, but it was enough to get a hack from the local rag to run a story about their grievances. But have you seen this nonsense about the protest outside the *New Statesman* offices this evening? Sparsely attended and completely messed up, this just makes Corbyn supporters look mad and brittle. But, as with all things, there is a logic. Having previously piddled in the puddle of far left politics, I know doing something small, setting a realistic and achievable goal for a group of... more »

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s First 75 Days and More + Full Transcript

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 13 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Noam Chomsky Democracy Now! on Apr 5, 2017 – Full 70-minute interview with Noam Chomsky on Democracy Now! today talking about Donald Trump’s first 75 days in the White House and much more. Transcript: AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!,, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: […]


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
The bizarre thing about the Trump White House is that when I started reading this, I wasn't sure at first which side in the dispute leaked it: Donald Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon has called the president’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner a “cuck” and a “globalist” during a time of high tension between the two top aides, several Trump administration officials told The Daily Beast. The fighting between Kushner and Bannon has been “nonstop” in recent weeks, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. It’s been an “open secret” that Bannon and Kushne... more »

A young woman is burnt to death for being a lesbian. But her country doesn’t think hate crimes exist

Steve Topple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
A young woman has reportedly been burnt to death in what is being labelled a “shocking hate crime”. The only identifiable evidence was an identity card found on the woman’s remains. But the country she lived in won’t even acknowledge her death for what it allegedly was – a hate crime – because it doesn’t […] The post A young woman is burnt to death for being a lesbian. But her country doesn’t think hate crimes exist appeared first on The Canary.

The Mercers Lose The Seat They Bought On The National Security Council

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Supposedly it was a "him or me" moment for National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. After being publicly humiliated when he tried removing doofus Ezra Cohen-Watnick from his staff, only to be overruled by Bannon (and Kushner-in-law) he went to Trump and said the National Security Council needed to be reorganized-- without Bannon on it. The White House came up with some cock'n'bull story about how Bannon was only appointed so he could "watch" Flynn (who "we all knew Flynn had issues," something they've been vigorously denying for months). They're trying to help Bannon and his spons... more »

3 Liberal Celebrities Arrested for Conspiracy to Assassinate President Trump?

Kim LaCapria at - 13 hours ago
Reports that three celebrities were caught by the Secret Service plotting to kill President Trump are fake news.


Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Alex Tsakiris

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 13 hours ago
This week, my friends at Anomalist Books put me in touch with Alex Tsakiris who wrote, *Why Science is Wrong … about Almost Everything*. The book wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be. It was about things that would be more normally found in the world of the paranormal but with a scientific slant to it. While we began talking about consciousness, or rather the nature of it, we evolved quickly into a discussion of Darwin and evolution (yes, I did that on purpose), past lives and eventually Near Death Experiences. I pressed him on the scientific research and publication in... more »

No Fly/Safe Zone Pretext for Syria? Cause Trump was Absolutely Going To Do Safe Zones!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*January 25/17: Trump to 'absolutely do safe zones'* *April 01/2017 US Access to 5, yes 5, Air Installations In Stolen Northern Syria* *Ok, honestly I can't stay away from this, though, I really, really want to. My back is killing me today! The US has been advancing unjustly, illegally and immorally in Syria. As covered most recently in a series of post regarding the sudden US move to Tabqa. * *Read: Taking Raqqa: Dam, Airport Captured- US Deal with Kurds On Syrian Territory , Raqqa & Mosul To Fall in Unison- Tillerson Accelerating IS Fight , US Attack on Raqqa Updated.. , US Laun... more »

"How It Really Is" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"The Syrian Gas Attack Persuasion" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
* "The Syrian Gas Attack Persuasion"* by Scott Adams "According to the mainstream media - that has been wrong about almost everything for a solid 18 months in a row - the Syrian government allegedly bombed its own people with a nerve agent. The reason the Assad government would bomb its own people with a nerve agent right now is obvious. Syrian President Assad - who has been fighting for his life for several years, and is only lately feeling safer - suddenly decided to commit suicide-by-Trump. Because the best way to make that happen is to commit a war crime against your own people... more »

"Those Are My Principles..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx

"Our Benevolent Politicians: A Truly Brilliant Scam" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Our Benevolent Politicians"* by traderscott "The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference." - Ralph Nader "The pathway for “government spending” is a truly brilliant scam: The Congress is about to enter silly season, with its regular charade regarding their “deep concern” and the “seriousness” of over-spending. The farcical debt ceiling and shutdown crap is on tap, but we all know the punch line of this joke already. And the American taxp... more »

Russia Probe Witch Hunt Claims Another Victim: Nunes Steps Down

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: russia-probe-witch-hunt-claims-another-victim-nunes-steps-down] House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has stepped down from the investigation into Russian interference in the recent presidential election. While Nunes is the latest casualty in the witch hunt to prove a connection between President Trump and Russia, he is not the first and will not likely be the last.

Pepsi in Trouble Over Social Justice Ad That Isn't Left-leaning Enough

Raven Clabough at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: pepsi-in-trouble-over-social-justice-ad-that-isn-t-left-leaning-enough] With the political climate being as charged as it is, it seems everyone is trying to exploit it, including some of America’s favorite brands. Pepsi is now in hot water over an advertisement that capitalized on the increasing popularity of the social justice movement amongst young people but was forced to pull it because it was not progressive enough, according to social-justice warriors.

Mysterious box sat at the airport for 7 days until someone finally opened it

White Wolf at White Wolf - 14 hours ago
An unmarked wooden box only 16 inches tall sat at the Beirut Airport in Lebanon for a week before being opened – and people were shocked to find out three endangered Siberian tiger cubs inside. Dehydrated and starved, they were covered in urine and feces, their bodies infested with hundreds of maggots. “Nothing indicated that the box contained tigers or even live animals, and there were no details of a shipper or receiver,” rescue group Animals Lebanon (AL) wrote. Turned out, the cubs were travelling from the the Nikolaev Zoo in Ukraine to the Samer al-Husainawi Zoo in Damascus, Sy... more »

WWI Anniversary: 100 Years Of 'Making World Safe For Democracy'

Daniel McAdams at 14 hours ago
One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson went to Congress seeking a declaration of war on Germany. Thus started US involvement in World War One. More than 100,000 Americans were killed, but Wilson assured Americans that it was "worth it." We were making the world safe for democracy. One hundred years later, the war is still being fought. More on this unhappy anniversary in today's Liberty Report:

Revisiting what Susan Rice said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017One the truly great scams:* It's been amazing to see what people have said about Susan Rice this week. Now that Rice has been cast as number-one demon again, reviews of her past conduct with respect to Benghazi have come flooding in. We were struck by what Greta Van Susteren said on Tuesday night. On her MSNBC program, Van Susteren spoke with the Washington Post's Catherine Rampell. She offered this view of Rice: RAMPELL (4/4/17): *I mean, [Republicans] love to hate on Susan Rice, right?* She has been sort of the whipping boy or whipping woman, I don't know... more »

Cornell finds mistakes — not misconduct — in papers by high-profile nutrition researcher

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
An internal review by Cornell University has concluded that a high-profile researcher whose work has been under fire made numerous mistakes in his work, but did not commit misconduct. In response, the researcher — Brian Wansink — announced that he has submitted four errata to the journals that published the work in question. Since the […] The post Cornell finds mistakes — not misconduct — in papers by high-profile nutrition researcher appeared first on Retraction Watch.

SHOCK VIDEO: Cops Force K9 to Maul 70-Year-Old Man’s Head Over a DOT Sticker

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: k9]After police accused an innocent man of not having the correct sticker on the side of his trailer, he was mauled by a K9, arrested, and hospitalized.

NOAA refutes link between global warming and hurricanes

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 14 hours ago
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently posted a summary of research on the link between global warming and hurricanes, concluding it is “premature” to say human activities are making storms more powerful.

Southern Hemisphere’s ‘quietest’ hurricane season on record

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 14 hours ago
Tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere for the 2016-2017 season is the “quietest on record, by far” based on records going back nearly five decades.

Mitch McConnell triggers "nuclear option" to pave way for Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of ABC News: *The Senate has altered the longstanding practice for confirming Supreme Court justices after Democrats today blocked the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. * *In order to bypass Democrats’ opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., first invoked the so-called nuclear option. The Senate then voted to change Senate precedent on voting on Supreme Court cloture votes from the 60-vote threshold to a simple majority of 51 votes. * *Republicans on their own did not have enough votes to end the floor debate on Gorsuch’s nomination, a move known as cl... more »

“Trump Faces Down China” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Trump Faces Down China”* by Brian Maher “It’s going to be a “very difficult” meeting. It isn’t every day that an American president so bracingly expresses his misgivings about meeting with a foreign head of state. But it’s not every day that a Donald Trump is the American president. Chinese President Xi Jinping drops in today for a two-day tête-à-tête with his U.S. opposite. The proceedings take place at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Palm Beach bunker. They promise to be… delicate. They say styles make fights. If so, this one could be Ali-Frazier. In the one corner we have Trump — bluster... more »

"Random Thoughts, Looking Back, And Farewell" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Random Thoughts, Looking Back, And Farewell"* by Thomas Sowell "Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit- even if only to himself- being a relic of a bygone era. Having lived long enough to have seen both "the greatest generation" that fought World War II and the gratingest generation that we see all around us today, makes being a relic of the past more of a boast than an admission. Not everything in the past was admirable. Poet W.H. Auden called the 1930s "a low dishonest decade." So were the 1960s, which launched many of the trends we are experiencing so pai... more »

Elizabeth Warren Pays Female Staffers Less Than Their Male Counterparts?

Bethania Palma at - 15 hours ago
A report claiming Sen. Warren pays women less than men doesn't take into account the differing job titles of her staff.

Listeners saw right through the set-up Radio 4 pulled against free school meals this morning

James Wright at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Listeners saw right through the set-up pulled by BBC Radio 4 on the morning of 6 April. The Today programme was featuring discussion on Labour’s new policy. The party has pledged to introduce free school meals for all primary school children at state schools in England. Labour would fund the policy through introducing VAT to […] The post Listeners saw right through the set-up Radio 4 pulled against free school meals this morning appeared first on The Canary.

The Tories just introduced a Labour policy. But it’s seven years too late for many women

Steve Topple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
The government has launched a law requiring larger companies to declare their gender pay gap. But far from being a Tory policy, it was one introduced by Labour. Seven years ago. And the Tories have only just made it law. ‘Blame the last Labour governm…’ Hang on… The new law requires companies with more than […] The post The Tories just introduced a Labour policy. But it’s seven years too late for many women appeared first on The Canary.

After the horrors in Syria, Wales hopes to do something heroic

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 15 hours ago
A Welsh National Assembly committee has said that Wales should become the world’s first ‘nation of sanctuary’ for refugees and asylum seekers. And recent events such as the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people, many of them children, show this compassion from politicians is much needed. A commendable decision In 2016, the UN Refugee Agency […] The post After the horrors in Syria, Wales hopes to do something heroic appeared first on The Canary.

An election leaflet shows just how desperate the Lib Dems have become [IMAGE]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
The Liberal Democrats have been accused of sending out “irrelevant” information to try and get people to vote for them in the council elections. A leaflet sent out to households in the Penzance East ward for the Cornwall Council elections describes it as a “two horse race” between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives. But there’s […] The post An election leaflet shows just how desperate the Lib Dems have become [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

Who Is Monitoring Cell Phone Communications At Montreal's Trudeau International Airport?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Security at Montreal's Trudeau airport. DAVE SIDAWAY / MONTREAL GAZETTE *CBC:** Devices that track, spy on cellphones found at Montreal's Trudeau airport* CBC Radio-Canada investigation already found electronic surveillance devices near Parliament Hill If you were recently at Montreal's Trudeau International Airport, someone may have been spying on your cellphone. A Radio-Canada reporter detected the presence of an electronic surveillance device known as an IMSI catcher on Feb. 21, while waiting for a U.S.-bound flight. The revelation comes after a joint CBC/Radio-Canada investig... more »

Kremlin Spokesman: 'Support For Assad Not Condiitional'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. © Sergey Guneev / Sputnik *WNU Editor:* It is the AP who is reporting this story .... *AP Interview: Kremlin Support For Assad Not Unconditional* (AP). The tone of these remarks are opposite from what Russian President Putin is trying to convey .... that it is "unacceptable to make groundless" accusations on who was responsible for this weekend's chemical attack in Syria .... *Russia's Putin attacks "groundless" accusations on Syria gas incident* (Reuters). More here .... *Putin rebukes Netanyahu over ‘groundless’ accusations on suspected chemical ... more »

Don Rickles, Comedian and Actor Known as ‘Mr. Warmth’, Dies

Brooke Binkowski at - 15 hours ago
The "insult comic," perhaps best known for his heckling routines, was 90.

Did a Janitor Collect $20 Million in Life Insurance on Dead Chicago Teens?

Kim LaCapria at - 15 hours ago
An old fake news item appeared to play off stereotypes about Chicago and controversial "dead peasant" insurance.

Dragon Skeleton Discovered in Iceland?

Dan Evon at - 15 hours ago
Reports that the remains of a mythical beast were found in the Nordic island nation were just an April Fool's Day hoax.

Devin Nunes Steps Aside from Russia-Trump Investigation

David Emery at - 15 hours ago
The chairman of the House committee investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign faces ethics complaints over his handling of classified material.

DNA Test Proves Retired Postman Has Over 1,300 Illegitimate Children?

Dan Evon at - 15 hours ago
Reports that a mailman fathered more than a thousand children are fake news.

Atlantic ferry carrying 209 passengers stuck in ice off Cape Breton

By Paul Homewood h/t ES Stephens From the “Arctic Heatwave Dept”, The Canadian Press reports: ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Marine Atlantic says its ferry MV Highlanders is stuck in thick ice off Cape Breton after leaving North Sydney, N.S., for Newfoundland. Spokesman Darrell Mercer says there are 209 passengers onboard along with […]

Legendary Comic Don Rickles Dead At 90

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* From TMZ .... *Don Rickles dead at 90*. Enjoyed his humour .... RIP.

Chinese President Xi Arrives In The U.S. (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: I am seeing a heavy Chinese security presence. President Xi's wife is stealing the show.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Has Arrived In The U.S. For His Summit With President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*BBC: **Trump to host China's President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago summit* US President Donald Trump is set to hold his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a high-stakes summit for both leaders. The heads of the world's two biggest economies will hold the bilateral at Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida. The American leader is expected to press his counterpart for action on North Korea, and Mr Xi to seek assurances on Taiwan. Mr Trump tweeted last week that the summit "will be a very difficult one". Mr Xi and his wife, folk singer Peng Liyuan, will be treated to... more »

The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Case Far From Closed by Jeremy R. Hammond

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 16 hours ago
by Jeremy R. Hammond Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Foreign Policy Journal February 14, 2011 According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), videos of the collapse of the 47-story World Trade Center 7 on September 11, 2001 show the building succumbing to a fire-induced progressive collapse. Many independent researchers and scientists, however, including […]

Refuse Fascism vs Tucker Carlson

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago Wow!

During World War I, a silent film spoke volumes about freedom of speech

Eric P. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Media Law and Ethics, University of South Carolina at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Chief John Big Tree, Dark Cloud, Jack Cosgrave, Adda Gleason and Robert Goldstein in The Spirit of '76 (1917). IMDb In the United States, “The Great War” led to unprecedented efforts by the federal government to control and restrict “unpatriotic” speech. But the boundary between speech that undermined the government and legitimate criticism was often unclear. As a scholar and lawyer focused on freedom of speech in the U.S., I have studied the restrictions on speech during WWI and the legal cases that challenged them. These cases helped form the modern idea of the First Amendment r... more »

Exposed: Mordaunt’s ‘false promises’ on WRAG cut mitigation

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
The minister for disabled people has been accused of making “false promises” that she would reduce the living costs of people facing cuts of nearly £30 a week to their out-of-work disability benefits. From this week, new employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants placed in the work-related activity group (WRAG) will receive about £73 [...]

PIP review ignores evidence of dishonesty among Atos and Capita assessors

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
The former civil servant commissioned by the government to review its new disability benefit has refused to accept there is any dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out assessments, despite being shown significant evidence of wrongdoing. Disability News Service (DNS) has twice contacted Paul Gray’s personal independence payment (PIP) review team with evidence collected [...]

Concern over UN’s ‘silence’ on benefit-related deaths

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining the UK’s progress on implementing the disability rights convention may be ignoring links between the government’s welfare reforms and the deaths of benefit claimants. This week, the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) published its “list of issues”, the areas where it believes [...]

Disability rights have regressed in nine areas, says EHRC

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
Disabled people’s rights have regressed in at least nine areas since the coalition government assumed power in 2010, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The report concludes that disabled people are still being treated as “second-class citizens” and that rights have regressed in many areas of society, while [...]

Average pay rates fell seven times faster for disabled employees during coalition years

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
New figures show average pay rates for disabled people fell seven times faster than those for non-disabled people during the five years of the coalition government. The figures were produced for Being Disabled In Britain, a major review of disability inequality by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The report says that disabled people’s median* [...]

MPs make ‘crucial’ call over national tax rises to solve social care funding crisis

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
A committee of MPs has issued a “crucially important” call for the government to consider increasing national taxes as a way of solving the adult social care funding crisis. Two high-profile reports published this week highlighted the continuing funding crisis, one by the Commons communities and local government select committee, and the other by the [...]

Rail industry’s ‘shameful’ attempt to disguise Britain’s inaccessible network

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
Disabled campaigners have attacked a “shameful” attempt by the transport industry to disguise the inaccessible state of Britain’s rail network. Two weeks ago, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said that a European Commission report had found Britain to have the most accessible rail system in Europe. It made the claim in response to the launch [...]

Inclusive education campaigners blame ‘ideological shift’ for rise in segregation

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
Campaigners have blamed funding cuts and an “ideological shift” for a sharp rise in the proportion of disabled children being educated in special schools over the last four years. Figures from the Local Government Association (LGA) show the proportion of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who attend a special school in England [...]

Wheelchair-users could face further delays on long-awaited taxi access laws

John Pring at Disability News Service - 16 hours ago
Long-awaited new laws that ban taxis and private hire vehicles from discriminating against wheelchair-users may not provide as much protection as had been hoped when they come into force today, a disabled campaigner has revealed. The laws mean that taxi and private hire vehicle drivers should face a fine of up to £1,000 if they [...]

Tucker Carlson on Susan Rice Scandal

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago If you rely upon the BBC for your news then you'll have no idea what this video relates to.

President Duterte Orders The Philippine Military To Occupy Disputed Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Duterte Orders Military to Parts of South China Sea Claimed by Philippines* MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines ordered his country’s military on Thursday to deploy in areas of the South China Sea that are claimed by the Philippines. The step was a significant departure from Mr. Duterte’s previous policy of not antagonizing China, which claims most of the sea. Mr. Duterte said during a visit to a military headquarters on Palawan Island that he would personally raise the Philippine flag on Pag-asa Island on June 12, the country’s Independence D... more »

Famous french bank BNP divests $120 million from Dapl to support tribes

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
French bank is the latest financial institution to sell off loans for controversial project BNP Paribas said Wednesday it has sold its $120 million share of the loan for the Dakota Access pipeline, making it the latest bank to divest from the project that faced opposition from Native Americans and environmentalists. The move by the French bank follows the announcement made last month by Dutch bank ING Groep, which said it wanted to send "a valuable message" by selling its $120 million share of a $2.5 billion loan from 17 banks and called for "respectful dialogue" with tribes in fu... more »

Informing Consent

Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 17 hours ago
Informing Consent *by Alfred Lehmberg* *Flying* *Saucers* *And* *Science*—*A* *Scientist* *Investigates* *The* *Mysteries* *Of* *UFOs* by Stanton Friedman -- A Commentary For the whole of my ufological life, actually, I've appreciated Stanton T. Friedman. A decided high point in it was an occasion for Stanton to introduce me to "Aztec 1948" expert Scott Ramsey in Charleston, West Virginia, years ago, as "one of the good guys." I suspect I have a valid justification to feel so honored. See, from the beginning, with regard to UFOs and expert method, Friedman has unstintingly p... more »

President Trump Tells Congress He Is Considering Military Action In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*CNN:* *Trump considering options for Syria retaliation, source says* (CNN)President Donald Trump has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical attack, and recognizes the seriousness of the situation, a source familiar with the calls tells CNN. The source said the President had not firmly decided to go ahead with it but said he was discussing possible actions with Defense Secretary James Mattis. Trump is relying on the judgment of Mattis, according to the source. US officials tell CNN the Pentagon has lon... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Stuck with a lot of stuff that needs to be done today. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 Est today. *Update 17:00 EST*: There are some days where everything goes wrong .... today was one of those days. Blogging will be back early this evening.

The Chevron Decision, the Regulatory State and "Consent of the Governed"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*Not just a line from our founding document; a fact.* *by Gaius Publius* *Bottom line first* — Having justices like Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court is part of the attempt by Trump, Bannon, the Koch Bros and all Ryanist Republicans to dismantle the regulatory state. Dismantle — not undercut or chip away at. Tear down, starting at its base. Imagine what that will do. Such an attempt, if it succeeds, could rend the last shred of fabric holding the nation together as a nation. The attempt to rip that fabric in two is closer to success, on many fronts, than most imagine. This is abou... more »

New Ice Age Scare? Yes, it DID happen.

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Source: New Ice Age Scare? Yes, it DID happen.

The WMO’s Dubious Omissions…Arctic Of The 1930s And 1940s Just As Warm As Today!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? I have long been showing the current relative warmth in the Arctic is not unprecedented, and that conditions were very similar there in the 1930s and 40s. Both events are directly linked to the AMO. Dr Luning and Prof…

The WMO’s Dubious Omissions…Arctic Of The 1930s And 1940s Just As Warm As Today!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Source: The WMO’s Dubious Omissions…Arctic Of The 1930s And 1940s Just As Warm As Today!

Arctic Sea Ice Extent In March

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? DMI have now published the Arctic sea ice extents for March. The average this year was 14.71 million sq km, exactly the same as 2015, and only 60,000sq km less than in 2006. ? ? Though there have…

Dueling press releases: Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it’s up to us

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Our previous story, Study suggests increased atmospheric CO2 creates a 30% growth in plant photosynthesis during last two centuries look almost entirely different than this press release from the CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE on the very same study. Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it’s up…

Scottish people could soon be crowdfunding a bid for independence through the courts

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Scottish people could soon be crowdfunding their own bid for Scottish independence. That’s according to a professor of public law at Oxford University. Scottish independence As the British government started the Brexit process, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party (SNP) launched a campaign for Scottish independence. On 31 March, Sturgeon wrote a formal […] The post Scottish people could soon be crowdfunding a bid for independence through the courts appeared first on The Canary.

Actor Orlando Bloom shines light on the victims of a forgotten crisis [VIDEO]

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 17 hours ago
UK actor Orlando Bloom recently visited displaced victims of Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. In doing so, he shone some light on the victims of a struggle too often forgotten in the West. One short video from Mic recently captured the encounter: Boko Haram spreads out from Nigeria Bloom was in Diffa, Niger, visiting in his capacity as […] The post Actor Orlando Bloom shines light on the... Visit to read more.

From Syria To Monsanto: A Moribund System Of Deceit And Destruction

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 17 hours ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF Today, as the dominant global power, the US rolls out its brand of unfettered capitalism across the world. US citizens constitute just five percent of the world’s population but consume 24 percent of global energy. Consider the consequences of a US-style model of ‘development’ if it were to be aspired to and copied throughout the world (which it is in places like India and China). The model is unsustainable and based on the premise of endless GDP growth and endless supplies of (finite) fossil fuels to fuel it. *Empire and oil* ... more »

Devin Nunes is stepping aside as House Intelligence Committee Chairman. At least for now.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Wow. Rep. Devin Nunes gives up control of House Intel's Russia investigation. "Temporarily," he says. — John Hendel (@JohnHendel) April 6, 2017 Courtesy of Politico: *House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) will temporarily step aside from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including interactions between Moscow and the Trump campaign.In a statement, Nunes blamed complaints filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics over his decision to brief President Donald Trump on intelligence intercepts of conversati... more »

You Should Never Put Toilet Paper on a Toilet Seat?

Alex Kasprak at - 17 hours ago
Viral posts suggesting an increased risks of bathroom-borne pathogens by putting toilet paper on a toilet seat ignore both conventional logic and published scientific research.

As most of you know by now, Paul Craig Roberts was Associate Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under Ronald Reagan and later Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, but with the turn of the Century he gave up such lucrative positions to expose the corruption of the U.S. government and it's intention to conquer the rest of the world or die in a nuclear holocost that would extinguish the human race. Here, Greg Hunter, who is deeply conserned with these issues, interviews Paul Craig Roberts in an extended video. Don't miss it.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 17 hours ago
------------------------------ *By Greg Hunter’s* Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, sees trouble for the economy. Dr. Roberts explains, “This image of a strong stock market is based essentially on debt, borrowing and debt, money creation and debt. It’s a false signal that shows prosperity, and it’s not really there. . . . So, during a period of time when there has been no interest income on peoples’ savings in the form of bonds or CDs, there has also been no growth in Social Security income. So,... more »

A Celebrity Had This to Say About Your Town!

Kim LaCapria at - 18 hours ago
Fake newsmongers have spread claims about famous people praising local residents after encountering vehicular troubles in numerous towns.

New Recording Proves Cop Knew Autistic Boy Was Holding a Toy Truck & Shot Anyway

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: toy]Before a Miami cop shot unarmed behavioral technician Charles Kinsey for helping an autistic boy, he knew there was no gun, only a toy.

Ron Paul Warns of Syrian ‘False Flag’ Being Promoted by Media ‘Propaganda Machine’

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: paul chemical]Dr. Ron Paul explains why the chemical weapons attack in Syria bears all the hallmarks of a false flag and how it will be used to promote more war.

False Flag Flashback: The White Helmets Admitted to Staging a Terror Video in 2016

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: white helmets]As the world inches closer to WWIII, it may be important to remember the White Helmets have staged hoaxes before.

Mosul Campaign Day 170-171, Apr 4-5, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 18 hours ago
Federal Police fighting in Old City, West Mosul (Reuters) The Iraqi Air Force once again droppedflyers over Mosul telling the citizens to stay in their homes. In the past such actions have preceded a new offensive by the Iraqi forces (ISF). One is about overdue as the police have made no real advances in the Old City for several weeks now. Where there has been movement is in the west where the Golden Division freed the Maghrebneighborhood. There was still fighting in Yarmoukhowever, which was declaredfreedtwice before. While the police have been holding down Islamic State fighter... more »

Are There Really Two Political Scandals In Washington?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *The Real Political Scandal? Actually, There Are Two* Let me guess. You read about Obama's national security adviser who unmasked the names of Trump associates who were caught up in surveillance and are bewildered that the media is even covering this nothing-burger. It's a diversion from the real story: how the president and his associates collaborated with a Russian influence operation against the U.S. election. Or perhaps you are sick of hearing about Russia. After all, no one has presented any evidence that President Donald Trump or his team colluded with... more »

U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes Has Recused Himself From The Probe On Russian Interference In The U.S. Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes recuses himself from Russia probe* House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) temporarily recused himself Thursday from all matters related to the committee’s ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, as House investigators look into ethics allegations against him. Nunes said in a statement that he decided to recuse himself after “several leftwing activist groups” filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics about his leadership. Nunes called the charges “entirely... more »

Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria

Robert Parry at 18 hours ago
[image: undefined] With the latest hasty judgment about Tuesday’s poison-gas deaths in a rebel-held area of northern Syria, the mainstream U.S. news media once more reveals itself to be a threat to responsible journalism and to the future of humanity. Again, we see the troubling pattern of verdict first, investigation later, even when that behavior can lead to a dangerous war escalation and many more deaths. Before a careful evaluation of the evidence about Tuesday’s tragedy was possible, The New York Times and other major U.S. news outlets had pinned the blame for the scores of de... more »

Woodrow Wilson Made Democracy Unsafe for the World

James Bovard at 18 hours ago
[image: undefined] This week is the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s speech to Congress seeking a declaration of war against Germany. Many people celebrate this centenary of America’s emergence as a world power. But, when the Trump administration is bombing or rattling sabers at half a dozen nations while many Democrats clamor to fight Russia, it is worth reviewing World War One’s high hopes and dire results. Wilson was narrowly re-elected in 1916 based on a campaign slogan, "He kept us out of war." But Wilson had massively violated neutrality by providing armaments ... more »

Efforts to Scale Down Fuukshima Health Survey Despite Rising Incidents of Thyroid Cancer

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 18 hours ago
Incidents of thyroid cancer and nodules in children have risen significantly among those living in areas contaminated by Fukushima fallout, although the official response is the cancers are unconnected to Fukushima children’s unprotected exposure to Iodine-131: Fukushima finds 16 new cases of thyroid cancer in young people,” The Asahi Shimbun (May 19, 2015) http:// Here is a compelling article describing efforts in Japan to wind down the Fukushima health survey (Hat Tip: Thank you Tony!): Follow Up on Thyroid Cancer! Pati... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Bannon Taken Off Trump National Security Council in Shake-Up Peter Dale Scott explaining COG as lynchpin between Dallas in '63, 9/11, Iran Contra (archive) WSJ: Susan Rice Was Not Alone In "Unmasking" Team Trump The sudden resignation of a Federal Reserve president came with a huge hint that there's more to come Amateur astronomers just found objects in space that could lead to the biggest discovery of our Solar System in over 150 years Germany's cabinet has approved a plan to fine social media companies up to €50 million over hate speech Monsanto beats thanks ... more »

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