Thursday, March 23, 2017

22 March - Blogs I'm Following

12:24 am MDT 23rd

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 minutes ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7eSn_9uT0&feature=related

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
Remember... pic.twitter.com/D9xtWi6hwh — Josh Keating (@joshuakeating) March 22, 2017

House Science Committee Hearing – Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications and the Scientific Method

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry Witnesses: John Christy, Judith Curry, Michael Mann and Roger Pielke Jr. The hearing will be held next week, March 29. The announcement for the Hearing is [here]. I’ve completed my written testimony, I will post it Wednesday once the Hearing has commenced. This Hearing is interesting on…

By the numbers: Lifetime Performance of World’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Decommissioning of world’s first offshore wind farm offers an opportunity to see how industry costs have changed over the past 25 years. Guest essay by T. A. “Ike” Kiefer, CAPT, USN (ret.) Lifetime Performance of World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Decommissioning has started at the 26-year old Vindeby offshore…

U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California”

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest post by David Middleton Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor MARCH 22, 2017 Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017 For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters on record. California…

Why A War Between China and America Would Be a Total Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Robert Farley, National Interest:** Why History Proves a War Between China and America Would Be a Total Disaster* In November 1950, China and the United States went to war. Thirty-six thousand Americans died, along with upwards of a quarter million Chinese, and half a million or more Koreans. If the United States was deeply surprised to find itself at war with the People’s Republic of China, a country that hadn’t even existed the year before, it was even more surprised to find itself losing that war. The opening Chinese offensive, launched from deep within North Korea, took U.S. f... more »

Globalism Is In It’s Death Throes!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
“Globalism” is a euphemism. It is the process towards a One World Government led by the Anti-Christ, the endtimes world empire: Luciferian New World Order. – Published on Mar 22, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down the last gasp of the globalist system as it attempts to swindle the American people into the big lie that […]

Trump & Infowars Vindicated! Obama Deep State Operatives Caught Spying On POTUS Transition Team

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down how Infowars and Donald Trump have been vindicated now the House Intelligence Committee found that Trump transition team has was being surveilled by various intelligence agencies who spread that information far and wide. end

The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow by Robert PARRY, http://www.strategic-culture.org/ The Kagan family, America’s neoconservative aristocracy, has reemerged having recovered from the letdown over not gaining its expected influence from the election of Hillary Clinton and from its loss of official power at the start of the Trump presidency. – Back pontificating on prominent op-ed pages, […]

UN Report Decries Israel’s Illegal Settlement Building in West Bank

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 20, 2017 The UN’s special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories has strongly condemned Israel’s settlement construction in the occupied West Bank. In a report, Michael Lynk said Israel pressed ahead with its illegal settlement activities at an alarming pace last year. He also slammed Tel Aviv for the subjugation of humanity in […]

BOMBSHELL! Full Solution Found to Reverse Aging of Human Cells with Dr. Bill Andrews – Pt. 2

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 Part 2 of 2: Dr. Bill Andrews and his team rejoins the program to share his bombshell news that his lab has found a “full solution” for lengthening telomeres to reverse aging of human cells. An incredible breakthrough leading to humans seeing potentially 4 decades or more shaved off their […]

Nunes’ Bombshell Surveillance Intel Show Deep State Tries To Shut Down Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 The Nunes intel drop shows without a shadow of a doubt that the deep state is doing everything they can to stop Donald Trump. end

Devin Nunes CONFIRMS Surveillance Of Trump Transition Press Conference 3/22/17

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Streamed live 8 hours ago LIVE STREAM: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday he has seen reports from the U.S. intelligence community that showed communication from members of President Trump’s transition team — and possibly from the president himself — were incidentally collected as part of a broader surveillance effort. The collections were […]

Nunes: “The FBI Is Not Cooperating With Our Investigation Into Trump Wiretapping”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
If the FBI is implicated in the illegal surveillance “wiretapping” of Trump, will they tell the truth? Will they assist in the investigations? – Nunes: “The FBI Is Not Cooperating With Our Investigation Into Trump Wiretapping” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com The FBI is not cooperating with the House of Representatives’ investigation into the NSA’s surveillance […]

‘See You in the Hague’: EU to UK If It Fails to Pay ‎€60Bn Divorce Bill – Leak

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 The EU is apparently plotting to slap Britain with a €60 billion divorce bill for abandoning the EU, according to a leaked document believed to be the European Union’s strategy negotiating with Britain on Brexit, which was reported on by a renowned Dutch newspaper. end

Has Russia Become the World’s New Moral Leader? Yes!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Has Russia Become the World’s New Moral Leader? Yes! by SELWYN DUKE, http://thehill.com/ The Russian bear has become the big bad wolf to the American left, blamed for everything from winning the election for Donald Trump to “penetrating” the U.S. electric grid to birthing “fake news.” But is their real problem that Russia has become the new […]

‘Israel in De Facto Coalition with Al-Qaeda & ISIS’ – Author

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Max Blumenthal is a Jew. Published on Mar 21, 2017 Tensions are escalating between Israel and Syria, after an incident on Thursday when Syrian forces, claiming that their military positions were under attack, retaliated by shooting down an Israeli jet. Israel has carried out dozens of airstrikes in Syria, reportedly to prevent weapons from falling […]

23rd September 2017: The GREAT SIGN of Revelation 12

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 13, 2017 This is the work of JAMES MEUCKE at the Great Sign Channel. A balanced and reasonable presentation of the sign APPEARING ON THE 23RD OF SEPTEMBER 2017. – If you are unfamiliar with the sign or potential events surrounding it there are other videos on the channel offering different OPINIONS […]

The Conspiracy Against President Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Conspiracy Against President Trump by http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ March 20, 2017: Listening today to the broadcast of testimony by FBI Director Comey and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers before the House Intelligence Committee (an oxymoron) made it clear that the Democrats, Comey, and Rogers intend conflict with Russia. – The Republicans, for the most part, […]

How to save the king of the jungle? Capitalism!

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 1 hour ago
Protecting lions privately, rather than through ineffective endangered species policies, is a better way to go. WATCH NOW.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The MiG-35 will join the ranks of the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2018. © SPUTNIK/ RAMIL SITDIKOV

Is The U.S. Military Big Enough?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Deadly convoy: Dozens of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons demonstrate an 'Elephant Walk' as they taxi down a runway during an exercise at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, to practise for a wartime mission. This picture is among a gallery of images chosen to showcase a year in the life of the U.S. Air force in 2012 *K.K. Rebecca Lai, Troy Griggs, max Fisher and Audrey Carlsen, New York Times*: *Is America’s Military Big Enough?* President Trump has proposed a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which he said would be “one of the largest increases in national defense spending... more »

In May, Montana Voters Get A Chance To Send Trump A Message-- Either "Slow Down, Crazy Man" Or "Punch Us Again"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
I've heard a lot of good stuff about Rob Quist from friends in Montana, where he's the Democratic candidate to replace the state's sole member of the House, Ryan Zinke, recently confirmed by a rubber stamp Senate as the Trump Regime Interior Secretary. His opponent is far, far right extremist Greg Gianforte, who was recently defeated when he ran for Montana governor. Although Trump won Montana that day by nearly 100,000 votes-- 274,120 (56.5%) to 174,521 (36.0%), Gianforte was defeated by the same voters, 250,846 (50.2%) to 232,080 (46.4%). Over 40,000 Trump voters just couldn't ... more »

"No Other Way Forward..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Sometimes you imagine that everything could have been different for you, that if only you had gone right one day when you chose to go left, you would be living a life you could never have anticipated. But at other times you think there was no other way forward- that you were always bound to end up exactly where you have." - Kevin Brockmeier

Experts Worry About A Chernobyl-Scale Chemical Disaster In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn* This isn’t a cold war; it’s a hot war. And experts caution that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine could soon get a whole lot hotter if fighting damages huge industrial storage units of chlorine gas and there is a deadly release of the toxic gas. “If one of those uncontrolled sites containing chemicals were to detonate, tens of thousands of people could be poisoned. It is a potential disaster on the scale of Chernobyl,” Robert Amsterdam, Russian political expert and lawyer at international law ... more »

Immigrants deported under Obama share stories of terror and rights violations

Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor, University of California, Merced at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Marlene Mosqueda's father was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in February. AP Photo/Nick Ut, File Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate, it could take 366 years for immigration agents to remove all 11 million undocumented migrants using home raids. I contend immigration raids are not intended to deport large numbers of people. Instead, my research has shown that they are primarily effective in spreadin... more »

It's simple. Look up "Push Polls"

Why polls seem to struggle to get it right – on elections and everything else

Daniel Alexander, Professor of Mathematics, Drake University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Where are the people really going? kewl/flickr, CC BY I am a professor of mathematics, so my ears perk up when I hear someone say that polls seem inaccurate. The public understandably focuses on polling results and how much these results seem to vary. Take two presidential approval polls from March 21. Polling firm Rasmussen Reports reported that 50 percent of Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s performance, while, that same day, Gallup stated that only 37 percent do. In late February, the website FiveThirtyEight listed 18 other presidential approval polls in which Trump’... more »

Germany puts the UK government to shame with strong action over Turkish taunts

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 3 hours ago
According to reports in the Turkish press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suspended arms deliveries to Turkey. This suspension appears to have come in response to the increasingly irrational behaviour of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has recently likened the governments of Germany and the Netherlands to the Nazis. Merkel is apparently making it clear that […] The post Germany puts the UK government to shame with strong action over Turkish taunts appeared first on The Canary.

The UK has made 10 times more in profit from war in Yemen than it has given in aid

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 3 hours ago
Two years ago, Yemen embarked on a civil war that has consumed the country between warring factions. The UK, however, has made around 10 times more in profit from war in Yemen than it has given in aid to the country. Yemen and the UK government’s involvement The war in Yemen is being fought mainly […] The post The UK has made 10 times more in profit from war in Yemen than it has given in aid appeared first on The Canary.

Earth Hour 8, Celebrate darkness vs modernization

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
Earth Hour 2017 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is two days away and yet last night, while I was having dinner with my daughter at a resto at SM Mall of Asia (MOA), the waiter informed us that they will shut off the lights from 7.30 - 8.30pm, for "Earth Hour", we can transfer to a table outside where the mall's exterior and street lights are on and bright. I said they should have informed me earlier so I could cancel my order because I don't believe in that stupid "celebrate darkness" campaign. Waiter went out, talked to management, came back and said they wont shut off the lights ... more »

U.S> Soldiers Are Being Tracked By ISIS In Ramadi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S army soldiers arrive at a military base near Mosul, Iraq — REUTERS *Vocativ*: *ISIS Supporters Are Tracking Americans In Ramadi* Pro-ISIS followers are threatening Americans who are helping restore the city that was once an ISIS stronghold Images of Americans inside the Iraqi city of Ramadi have roiled ISIS supporters, who are calling online for anyone near the western city to attack them. A pro-ISIS channel on Telegram posted that over 60 American soldiers are in Ramadi, specifically seen inside Anbar University and being escorted by Iraqi security forces and tribal militiame... more »

The age of hacking brings a return to the physical key

Jungwoo Ryoo, Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Altoona campus, Pennsylvania State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Have hackers driven us back to the age of the physical key? Bautsch With all the news about Yahoo accounts being hacked and other breaches of digital security, it’s easy to wonder if there’s any real way to keep unauthorized users out of our email and social media accounts. Everyone knows not to use the same username and password combination for every account – though many people still do. But if they follow that advice, people end up with another problem: way too many passwords to remember – 27 on average, according to a recent survey. That can lead to stress about password securit... more »

"Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being"* By Tori Rodriguez "A client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, nonjudgmental and encouraging. I am a bit unsettled, then, when in the midst of describing his painful experiences, he says, “I'm sorry for being so negative.” A crucial goal of therapy is to learn to acknowledge and express a full range of emotions, and here was a client apologizing for doing just that. In my psychotherapy practice, many of my clients struggle with highly distressing emotions, such as ... more »

Turkish President Erdogan Warns Europeans 'Will Not Walk Safely' If Diplomatic Row Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a ceremony marking the 102nd anniversary of Battle of Canakkale, also known as the Gallipoli Campaign, in Canakkale, Turkey, March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal *Reuters*: *Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely' if attitude persists* ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude towards Turkey, his latest salvo in a row over campaigning by Turkish politicians in Europe. Turkey has been embroiled in a dispute with Ger... more »

When Small Groups Of People Shut Down Controversial Speakers On Campuses

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
Canceling certain speaking events may be easy victories for movements, but those victories come at the cost of freedom of expression on campuses. The post When Small Groups Of People Shut Down Controversial Speakers On Campuses appeared first on Shadowproof.

Foreign Money In U.S. Elections-- One Swamp Trump Has No Intention Of Draining

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
ProgressivePunch is an imperfect tool for evaluating how candidates perform, but it can be-- if not used as a blunt instrument-- a useful tool in putting together a comprehensive picture. And it's certainly better than any of the other systems I know of that evaluate and score congressional votes. We've mentioned several times that some of the Class of 2016 freshmen have turned out as dreadful as we expected them to. The worst of the lot are routinely voting with the Republicans on crucial issue after crucial issue-- Stephanie Murphy (Blue Dog-FL), Josh Gottheimer (Blue Dog-NJ), ... more »

Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Allegedly Worked To ‘Benefit the Putin Government’

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Paul Manafort's relationship with a Russian billionaire reportedly dates back to at least 2005.

Could Cipro and Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Cause Irreversible Tendon Damage?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Though still rare, the potential risks are significant enough for the Food and Drug Administration to suggest limiting these drugs’ use to cases of absolute necessity.

Russian Lawyer Injured in Mysterious Fall Before Court Appearance

snopes.com staff at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Nikolai Gorokhov, the lawyer for Russian whistleblower Sergei L. Magnitsky, was seriously injured days before he was to appear in court.

The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse

CFACT at CFACT - 5 hours ago
West Virginia University professor James Smith shares insights about leadership -- and notes that leaders are sorely needed to help organize societies for the common good. Some leaders have very public faces, while others toil in near total anonymity, but both extremes are vital to the health of a society, Smith contends.

TEPCO is Found Liable for Negligence for Fukushima Disaster

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
TEPCO has been found liable for the Fukushima disaster for the first time in a specific court case, but its liability is being cast in terms of failure to prevent flooding from the tsunami, which is widely cast as causing the disaster (as the back-up generators were flooded preventing cooling of reactors and pools): Daisuke Kikuchi Mar 17, 2017 In first, government and Tepco found liable for Fukushima disaster. The Japan Times, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/17/national/crime-legal/first-government-tepco-found-liable-fukushima-disaster/#.WM9Xlmfdki9 Maebashi, Gunma Pref... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Tilllerson: Defeating ISIS Is Top US Priority

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Tillerson calls for allies to help stabilize Iraq and Syria after ISIS is expelled* Defeating the Islamic State is the top U.S. priority in the Middle East, but other countries will be expected to contribute more to stabilize Iraq and Syria once the militants are expelled, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday. “The United States will do its part,” he said, speaking at the State Department at the start of a two-day strategy session of more than 60 countries and international organizations in the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State. “But ci... more »

X22 Report, “The Media Flip Flops On The Economy, Retail Apocalypse Is Here, Crisis Around The Corner”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*X22 Report, “The Media Flip Flops On The Economy,* *Retail Apocalypse Is Here, Crisis Around The Corner”* "Retail nightmare continues, Sears, JC Penny and Payless going under. Corporate media admits that retail is in trouble, they are calling it, retail apocalypse, this is the start of admitting the economy is in crisis mode. The Auto industry is cratering. Mortgage rates move up, application decline, and existing homes sales plummet. The entire system is getting ready to implode on itself. Russia will be paying off the rest of its debt, meanwhile the debt problem in the US gets wor... more »

2017.03.22

alicia hamberg at the ethereal kiosk - 6 hours ago
Den här förlamande blockeringen kring skrivandet som övermannat mig det senaste året — de senaste åren? kanske sedan alltid, mer eller mindre? — måste besegras. Att inte göra det vore för plågsamt. Det är trots allt det enda jag kan; det enda jag någonsin kunnat, vilket bara innebär än sak, att jag var ännu sämre … Continue reading 2017.03.22 →

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Tim Lister, CNN*:* Islamic State 2.0: As the caliphate crumbles, ISIS evolves* ISIS is on the back foot. Nearly three years since the group's elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is reeling from losses across its so-called "caliphate." It is fast losing its grip on Mosul, its biggest hub in Iraq, and its de-facto capital in Syria -- Raqqa -- is all but surrounded. But it's not just territory that the militant group is losing. Over the last six months, ISIS has seen its finances slashed, media operations crippled and se... more »

One of our tribe's most glorious seers!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017Frankly, it keeps getting Richer:* Let's recall the latest glorious statement by "the great Frank Rich:" *Frank Rich, March 19, 2017:* In Portsmouth, Ohio, the epicenter of opiate-pill mills and of Quinones’s book, Trump won by a landslide. As he did in Ohio’s Butler County, where Vance grew up and which now ranks eighth among all American counties in the increase in the rate of drug-related deaths between 2004 (when opioid fatalities first spiked) and 2014. *As polls uniformly indicate, nothing that has happened since November 8 has shaken that support.*... more »

Long View or Wrong View?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
I listened with increasing incredulity to Jonathan Freedland's “The Long View of Targeted Fake News” Radio 4. He set out to compare the infamous blood-libel that stemmed from the murder of 8 year-old William of Norwich, with the “Fake News” of today. I assume the general idea was to demonstrate the ease with which unfounded rumours can take hold, with ensuing dire and far-reaching consequences. Only - and this is as predictable as anything could possibly be - he chose *not* to make his comparison between the Jews of then and the Jews of today. He chose instead to make his compa... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“In cosmic brush strokes of glowing hydrogen gas, this beautiful skyscape unfolds across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy near the northern end of the Great Rift and the center of the constellation Cygnus the Swan. A 36 panel mosaic of telescopic image data, the scene spans about six degrees. *Click image for larger size.* Bright supergiant star Gamma Cygni (Sadr) to the upper left of the image center lies in the foreground of the complex gas and dust clouds and crowded star fields. Left of Gamma Cygni, shaped like two luminous wings divided by a long dark dust lane is IC 1318 whose... more »

“A Universe Stranger Than We Can’t Imagine”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“A Universe Stranger Than We Can’t Imagine”* By Mark Thompson "Ever looked up at the night sky and wondered: What *is* up there? Like your ancestors before you, you would be mistaken if you thought that it's just the Earth down here and the stars up there. Instead, the night sky encompasses everything that is, or ever was, in the Universe. You see, the really wacky thing about looking up at the sky is that you are not just looking into the depths of space, but also into the depths of time. Let me explain. Light travels at about 300,000 kilometers per second (186,000 miles per seco... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams and Obsessions”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Dreams and Obsessions”* by Paulo Coelho “Your theory about every person could reach everything in life is really optimistic. But if the person tried once and was despaired and disappointed what is he going to do?” - Antoine Rigal, Lyon, France “There is sometimes a bit of confusion in regards to a passage in my book "The Alchemist": “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Some people sometimes want things that in the end won’t truly help them. Life is strange: the happier people can be, the unhappier they are. I have some friends that t... more »

5 Water Protectors Defending Rights from North Dakota to Chile

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Activists and environmentalists lead the struggle to protect water sources across the planet, from the top of the continents of the Americas in Alaska all the way down to Argentina. Often, their activism is dangerous work. Resistance movements against unwanted hydroelectric dam projects, in particular, have seen a violent crackdown, with more than 40 activists killed in recent years in Mexico, Central America and Colombia, according to GeoComunes. On World Water Day, Here are five activists putting their bodies on the line to stand up against corporations and defend clean and acces... more »

World News Briefs -- March 22, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *FOUR people are dead - including police officer and terrorist - and 20 more injured - after killer mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before killer is shot attacking police in Parliament grounds * * Four-wheel drive was driven over Westminster Bridge knocking down pedestrians this afternoon * Victims were said to have been left scattered in the road, with one woman knocked into the River Thames * Emergency services treated at least 20 injured people on the bridge, with one woman dead under a bus * 'Asian' knifeman got into the grounds of Parliament where h... more »

Fool Me Once: Crowdstrike Claimed Two Cases Of 'Russian Hacking.' One Has Been Proven Wrong.

Moon of Alabama at 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] The cyber-security company Crowdstrike claimed that the "Russia" hacked the Democratic National Committee. It also claimed that "Russia" hacked artillery units of the Ukrainian army. The second claim has now be found to be completely baseless. That same is probably the case with its claims related to the DNC. Sometime around May 2016 the Democratic National Committee lost control over its email archives. It claimed that its servers had been "hacked" by someone related to Russian interests. DNC emails were published by Wikileaks and provided that the DNC had worke... more »

Is North Korea An 'Imminent Threat'?

Daniel McAdams at 8 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said recently that "everything is on the table" to confront North Korea unless the country gives up its nuclear weapons program, meaning presumably a US pre-emptive attack. But surely Kim Jong-Un is aware of what happened to Libya's Gaddafi when he listened to US demands and abandoned his nuclear weapons program -- he was invaded and murdered! So the US suffers from its own aggressive foreign policy, and its words are meaningless next to its actions. Is North Korea really an imminent threat to the United States? No, but if we continue to provoke rath... more »

3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers

Chenfeng Ke, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth College at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 8 hours ago
Molecular machines are ready to join forces and take on real-world work. Chenfeng Ke, CC BY-ND Nanomachines are tiny molecules – more than 10,000 lined up side by side would be narrower than the diameter of a human hair – that can move when they receive an external stimulus. They can already deliver medication within a body and serve as computer memories at the microscopic level. But as machines go, they haven’t been able to do much physical work – until now. My lab has used nano-sized building blocks to design a smart material that can perform work at a macroscopic scale, visible... more »

New Docs Expose Bush Sr. Illegally Destroying Evidence of US Crimes While Head of CIA

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: bush, cia]Newly unearthed documents show the CIA led by George H.W. Bush considered backtracking on vows not to destroy records of the agency's illegal acts.

FBI Probing “Far-right” News Sites Such as Infowars, Breitbart

Alex Newman at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: fbi-probing-far-right-news-sites-like-infowars-breitbart] It seems the establishment and its propaganda organs are still smarting after being exposed as fringe and weak this election. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is supposedly investigating whether popular alternative media outlets were involved in an alleged “Russian cyber operation” in the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump, according to two supposed anonymous sources quoted by the left-wing McClatchy news agency. Among the alleged targets of the alleged federal probe are Infowars and Breitbart, two... more »

NYC’s Ultra-Left Mayor De Blasio: No ICE Agents in City Schools Without Warrants

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: nyc-s-ultra-left-mayor-de-blasio-no-ice-agents-in-city-schools-without-warrants] New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers will not be allowed into any city school unless they provide a warrant.

Fitch Knocks Saudi Arabia’s Credit Rating Down Another Notch

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: fitch-knocks-saudi-arabia-s-credit-rating-down-another-notch] With low oil prices hurting Saudi Arabia's ability to pay off its welfare obligations, Fitch Ratings downgraded Saudi Arabia’s credit rating again on Wednesday, bringing it perilously close to “speculative,” from “investment grade.”

Watchdog Group: IRS Policy That Caused Targeting Scandal Still in Place

Raven Clabough at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: watchdog-group-irs-policy-that-caused-targeting-scandal-still-in-place] A government watchdog group has learned that the same policy that the Internal Revenue Service used to target conservative and Tea Party tax exemption applications remains in place today, which ultimately means that the agency may continue to discriminate against political opponents without breaking any rules

Revealed: Intelligence Community Collected and Shared Information about Trump Transition People

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Early information arising from a US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee investigation into possible United States government spying on Donald Trump and people associated with him appears to show that information about individuals associated with Trump and his presidential transition was collected through surveillance by, and was widely distributed in, the US intelligence community. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters Wednesday that “on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collecte... more »

US Launched "Surprise" Attack On Raqqa. Blocking SAA/Hezbollah/Russian Forces

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*When I first started to assemble this post.. I was thinking, of course, about the further appropriation/theft of Syrian sovereign territory*. *The further confiscation of Syrian vital infrastructure. Then I realized that the US also moved to block Syria and her allies from their move towards Raqqa. * *I would call this a major escalation in Syria and region. Good thing the Trump Circus is always distracting. So, no change in policy from Obama to Trump then? None, that I can see. Full steam ahead. * *The Drive * US-backed Syrian fighters and US special operations personnel, along... more »

"Be A Citizen..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Our institutions are too big; they represent not the best but the worst characteristics of human beings. By submitting to huge hierarchies of power, we gain freedom from personal responsibility for what we do and are forced to do - the seduction of it - but we lose the dignity of being real men and women. Power corrupts; attracts the worst and corrupts the best. Refuse to participate in evil; insist on taking part in what is healthy, generous, and responsible. Stand up, speak out, and when necessary fight back. Get down off the fence and lend a hand, grab a-hold, be a citizen - no... more »

"The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of"* by James Bamford “On a heavily protected military base some 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., sits the massive headquarters of a spy agency few know exists. Even Barack Obama, five months into his presidency, seemed not to have recognized its name. While shaking hands at a Five Guys hamburger restaurant in Washington in May 2009, he asked a customer seated at a table about his job. “What do you do?” the president inquired. “I work at NGA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,” the man answered. Obama appeared dum... more »

A message from NewsThump about the Westminster attack is going viral. Because it’s what we need to hear

Emily Apple at The Canary - 8 hours ago
A message from NewsThump about the Westminster attacks is going viral. And for all the right reasons. Normally known for their satirical content, NewsThump posted a simple straightforward message about the events in London: Don’t give them the anger they want. Focus on the amazing job done by the public and emergency services. Don’t look at the apparent […] The post A message from NewsThump about the Westminster attack is going viral. Because it’s what we need to hear appeared first on The Canary.

The Sun has reached a new low with its response to the London attack [IMAGES]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 8 hours ago
The Sun newspaper has responded to the London attacks by creating a sort of ‘disaster porn’, tempting readers to click and view the bodies of injured victims. Even for the Murdoch-owned tabloid, this marks a new low. As alway, The Sun trying to boost its circulation and traffic at the expense of victims of terrorism […] The post The Sun has reached a new low with its response to the London attack [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

Jeremy Corbyn responds to the Westminster attacks with a call for unity

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 8 hours ago
In a statement on the 22 March Westminster attacks, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has made a call for unity against what he says was “an attack on our democracy”. Details of the attack are still coming in. A vehicle ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before charging the gates of parliament. The deaths of a police officer and […] The post Jeremy Corbyn responds to the Westminster attacks with a call for unity appeared first on The Canary.

Donald Trump’s son lays into Sadiq Khan in the aftermath of the Westminster attacks

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 8 hours ago
While US President Donald Trump seemed to exercise restraint on Twitter in the wake of the 22 March Westminster attacks, his oldest son did not. Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric are currently trustees of The Trump Organization, running the company during their father’s presidency. But after the attacks in London on 22 March, Donald decided […] The post Donald Trump’s son lays into Sadiq Khan in the aftermath of the Westminster attacks appeared first on The Canary.

The Omission of Facts by Ralph Nader

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page March 22, 2017 It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are […]

Government approves legislation to kill bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
Breaking News: The U.S. Senate just voted 52-47: Measure also allows aerial spotting and killing of grizzly bears on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The U.S. Senate today used the Congressional Review Act to strip away regulatory safeguards implemented by the Obama administration in 2016 to protect wolves, bears and other predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. In a strict, party-line vote, Senate Republicans approved today’s measure, which will allow the unsportsmanlike killing of wolves and their pups in their dens and gunning down of bears at bait stations. “This... more »

Idaho uses cyanide bombs to kill wolves but it also kills pets and other wildlife too

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
A 14-year-old boy named Canyon Mansfield was walking his loyal dog Casey near his home in Idaho when the pooch was unexpectedly killed, leaving the whole family heartbroken. It happened when the teenager noticed something sticking half a foot out of the ground in the woods. As soon as Mansfield touched it, he heard something pop and “siss”. Then, orange powder shot out, making Mansfield jumped back in shock. The next thing he knew, Casey the dog was lying on the ground and he could see something was terribly wrong with him… “[I] saw this red froth coming from his mouth and his eyes ... more »

Learning from the Westminster Terror Attack

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
At the time of writing, three people lie dead because of a hate-filled zealot. Whoever this man was and whatever his motivations were, nothing compelled him to drive a four-by-four down the pavement on Westminster Bridge. A grievance, real or imagined, didn't cause him to leave his home with a machete blade this afternoon. His intention to cause a mass casualty event on the day Belgium and Europe remembered last year's callous attacks on Brussels airport and metro was something dreamt, planned for, and worked toward. As his biography is picked apart, we can try and understand the m... more »

House Bill Would Allow Employers to Demand Genetic Info from Workers

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Cassius Methyl* - Would you turn over your genetic information for the privilege of having a job? The post House Bill Would Allow Employers to Demand Genetic Info from Workers appeared first on Waking Times.

New Terror Threats And Intelligence The Reason For New Electronic Ban On Flights From Certain Airlines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Laptop ban on flights 'is based on intelligence about an ISIS plot to target the West gathered during the raid on Yemen which killed Navy SEAL' * * The intelligence centered around al-Qaeda's 'successful development' of compact battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices, sources claimed * Bombs would reportedly be manually triggered which explains cabin luggage ban * The US and the UK have instituted similar bans on large electronics in carry-on bags for direct flights from certain Middle East and North African nations * The US ban applies to 10 airports... more »

Millions of Veterans Ineligible for Tax Credits Under American Healthcare Act

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Chip Roy The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy issued the following statement on potentially millions of veterans being made ineligible for tax credits under the American Healthcare Act. Technical corrections made to the bill late Monday changed eligibility criteria and now prevents any veterans from receiving the new tax credit. Previously, veterans were eligible as long as they were not already enrolled in a VA plan, Medicare, or other entity. Due to a technical correction using an IRS definition, millions of veterans ... more »

TPPF Releases Paper on College Affordability

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Thomas Lindsay The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper on college affordability in Texas by Dr. Thomas Lindsay, director of the Center for Higher Education. The paper, “Consolidating the Revolution: 2017 Update on the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program,” examines rising college costs and potential solutions.

TPPF Releases Paper on Texas Medicaid

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Deane Waldman The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) today released a paper by Dr. Deane Waldman, director of the Center for Health Care Policy at TPPF, titled, “The Saga of 1115—A Block Grant Can Fix Texas Medicaid, but Only Temporarily.” The paper discusses how with a waiver of all federal Medicaid insurance mandates, Texas can both expand access to medical care for more than four million Texans in Medicaid, and manage the Texas state budget more effectively. Without a complete waiver from all federal mandates, Texas Medicaid is trouble both medically and financially.

WEDNESDAY: TPPF Hosts Panel Discussion on Substance-Abuse Related Crime

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
Texas Public Policy Foundation will host “Beyond the Sentence: Collateral Consequences of Substance-Abuse Related Crime” on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. CDT at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Joe B. Hogsett Theater. The panelists will discuss how to approach drug crime in a way that advances proportional punishment, saves valuable tax dollars, and keeps Texas communities safe.

TPPF Releases Study on the Benefits of Texas' Private Sector Injured Worker Benefits System

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Bill Peacock The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Economic Freedom released today *The Lone Star State Model for Helping Injured Workers* by Bill Peacock and Stanley Greer. The paper examines the effectiveness of both Texas’ workers’ compensation and private sector work-injury benefit systems. It finds that both systems work well in comparison to mandatory systems in other states. It also finds, in contrast to the concerns of the U.S. Department of Labor, that employees and employers are better off under the Texas private sector work-injury benefit system, with impro... more »

TPPF Releases Paper on Local Debt in Texas

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By James Quintero The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper on local debt in Texas by James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance. The paper, “Red Ink Rising in the Lone Star State: FY 2016,” examines the growing public debt accumulated by cities, counties, school districts, and special districts in Texas.

TODAY: TPPF Leadership and Scholars Testify in Support of Education Choice Before the Senate Education Committee

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Brooke L. Rollins, Vance Ginn, Kevin Roberts Texas Public Policy Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins, Executive Vice President Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., and Economist Vance Ginn, Ph.D. will testify before the Texas Senate Education Committee today in support of education choice achieved through education savings accounts (ESAs) in SB 3.

TPPF Statement on Governor Abbott's Local Control Comments

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By James Quintero The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero issued the following statement on Governor Greg Abbott remarks today about the intersection of local control and economic regulation. Gov. Abbott stated, “As opposed to the state having to take multiple rifle-shot approaches at overriding local regulations, I think a broad-based law by the state of Texas that says across the board, the state is going to preempt local regulations is a superior approach.”

TPPF Statement on Senate Passage of Property Tax Bill

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Talmadge Heflin, James Quintero The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy Director The Honorable Talmadge Heflin and Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero issued the following statements on the Texas Senate passage today of Senate Bill 2, the Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2017. The bill would reduce the rollback tax rate and require automatic elections if property taxes grow beyond the threshold.

TPPF Applauds Texas Senate on Passage of Bill to Phase Out the Franchise Tax

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Talmadge Heflin, Vance Ginn Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy Director Talmadge Heflin and economist Dr. Vance Ginn made the following statements on the Texas Senate passing Senate Bill 17 that would put the business franchise tax, commonly known as the margins tax, on a path to elimination.

Treason Is A Very Serious Crime-- Way Too Serious For Devin Nunes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Yesterday James Fallows wrote that Señor Trumpanzee's credibility crisis is now front-and-center. He worries about the inevitability of the moment a crisis causes Trump to say "Trust me," and no one can and that's why so many veteran officials have warned about his habit of incessantly telling instantly disprovable lies. "If an administration will lie about facts where the contradictory evidence is in plain sight, how can we possibly believe them on anything else? And that anything else could well involve the most bizarre charges ever lodged against an American president. Soon th... more »

Israel’s Apartheid Status Puts United States In Tenuous Position

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
Israel's continued domination and dominion over the Palestinians has, once again, caused conflict at the United Nations. The post Israel’s Apartheid Status Puts United States In Tenuous Position appeared first on Shadowproof.

Sadiq Khan: London mayor says terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major city per The Independent

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
'Sadiq Khan: London mayor says terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major city Labour politician says capitals 'have got to be prepared' for attacks... ' Remember that comment from sentence 2016 when you read any facile comments from the London Mayor. He's probably right terror attacks are likely to be part and parcel of living in a major city like London, but I'd like him to explain why, and who the terrorists are. Original report in The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sadiq-khan-london-mayor-terrorism-attacks-part-and-parcel-major-cities-ne... more »

The US Government Approves Legislation to Kill Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups In Their Dens

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
The U.S. Senate just voted 52-47: Measure also allows aerial spotting and killing of grizzly bears on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The U.S. Senate today used the Congressional Review Act to strip away regulatory safeguards implemented by the Obama administration in 2016 to protect wolves, bears and other predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. In a strict, party-line vote, Senate Republicans approved today’s measure, which will allow the unsportsmanlike killing of wolves and their pups in their dens and gunning down of bears at bait stations. “This isn’t hunting —... more »

Iraqi Shiite Leader Muqtada al-Sadr Worries That ISIS Defeat Could Spark 'Genocide'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Muqtada al-Sadr in his home in Najaf (MEE/Jonathan Steele) *Middle East Online*: *EXCLUSIVE: Sectarian militias have no place in Iraq, says Muqtada al-Sadr* Mahdi army leader turned Iraqi peacemaker speaks to MEE of disbanding militias, defeating IS ... and welcoming Brexit NAJAF, Iraq - The beard has gone grey, the eyes are less stern but, above all, his ideas have changed dramatically. Muqtada al-Sadr, once dubbed "the radical firebrand cleric" in every Western media article that mentioned him, presents himself today, at the age of 43, as a promoter of sectarian tolerance and Ir... more »

The latest sting: Will predatory journals hire “Dr. Fraud”?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
From time to time, academics will devise a “sting” operation, designed to expose journals’ weaknesses. We’ve seen scientists submit a duplicated paper, a deeply flawed weight loss paper designed to generate splashy headlines (it worked), and an entirely fake paper – where even the author calls it a “pile of dung.” So it wasn’t a […] The post The latest sting: Will predatory journals hire “Dr. Fraud”? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Members of the religion of peace kill innocent people in London...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and liberals can't wait to import more of these violent, inbred, disease ridden, sand fleas to infest your city.* Conservatives who are still trying to remain calm and tolerant need to wake the hell up and realize that libtards are the *enemy*. They hate you and want to punish you for being a "bitter clinger." Surrounded by walls in their gated communities and followed around by armed guards, they call you names for wanting to be safe Today people in London who were simply trying to get on with their lives ended up being mowed down by a crazy person in a vehicle turned killing m... more »

Mainstream Media Finally Exposes Elite Pedophile Rings in a Horrifying Episode of Dr. Phil

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: dr. phil, pedophile]In a tear-jerkingly horrifying episode of Dr. Phil, a victim of an elite pedophile ring exposes the sadistic and terrifying reality of #pedogate.

Terrorism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
The BBC explains car-rammings and stabbings directed against Israelis as acts by frustrated Palestinian militants. Now the BBC has rediscovered the word ‘terror’, but how will they explain this identical act of terrorism?

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth" -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZDC1QvMhNs

Abby Martin: The Sikh Experience in America

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Mar 22, 2017 People of the Sikh faith, commonly mistaken for both Muslims and Hindus, are frequent targets of bigoted hate crimes—in fact, the first victim of post-9/11 hate crimes was a Sikh man. In 2016, attacks against Muslims—and people perceived to be Muslims, in particular Sikhs—has […]

London attack - latest updates - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
The BBC news latest update http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-39355940 saya that four people have died in the attack including the attacker. I'd prefer to say that three people have been killed in a terrorist attack this afternoon. A fourth person, believed to be the perpetrator, was also killed by armed police so as to end the incident. That seems fairer and more accurate but not if you're a moral relativist I suppose.

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul* Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City. Heavy mortar fire killed at least five civilians and wounded more than 20 in Mosul Jadida and Rifak districts - areas that the militants had recently lost to Federal Police and Rapid Response brigades, military officials said. The battle for Mosul, Islamic State's last stronghold in Iraq, is entering... more »

Los Angeles Mayor Is Defiant Against Trump’s Executive Order Regarding Illegals

Bob Adelmann at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: los-angeles-mayor-issues-letter-of-defiance-against-trump-s-eo-re-illegals] While states can legally nullify laws that are unconstitutional, Los Angeles is determined to remain a sanctuary city for its millions of illegal immigrants though the federal government is constitutionally allowed to enforce immigration laws. The coming confrontation is going to be a dilly.

The Balanced Budget Amendment Escape Clause

TNA Video at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: robert-brown-christian-gomez-bba-escape-clause]VIDEO - The escape clause of a proposed Balanced Budget Amendment gives Congress the authority to not balance the budget while in a national state of emergency. Constitutional expert Robert Brown points that the U.S. is in a constant national state of emergency and have been for almost 40 years. With the approval of this amendment, Congress would be forced to raise taxes to pay for the unconstitutional federal funding in order to balance the budget.

Man on Crystal Meth Kills 12 Neighbors, Thinking They’re Zombies?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Reports of a Georgia man high on meth who went on a killing frenzy after binge-watching too many 'Walking Dead' episodes are fake news.

wormhole

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago

An MP steps in to try and save Westminster attack victim

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 11 hours ago
Amid the attacks in Westminster on 22 March, one MP stepped up to try and save one of the victims. MP Tobias Ellwood tried to save the life of a police officer who an unknown attacker stabbed just inside the gates of the parliamentary estate. The only image worth sharing today: heroic minister @Tobias_Ellwood trying to resuscitate stabbed […] The post An MP steps in to try and save Westminster attack victim appeared first on The Canary.

Met Police: our own boss is a ‘significant witness’ to Westminster ‘terrorist’ incident

Steve Topple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) gave a press conference just before 5pm on Wednesday 22 March, in relation to the alleged “terrorist” incident near Westminster. And it was revealed that the Acting Commissioner of the Met is being treated as a “significant witness”. “Terrorist incident” A spokesman for the MPS said [from 16:44] that the Acting Commissioner […] The post Met Police: our own boss is a ‘significant witness’ to Westminster ‘terrorist’ incident appeared first on The Canary.

The attack on London is already being used to score cheap political points

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 11 hours ago
In the moments after the Westminster attacks on 22 March, the internet buzzed with concern. But it didn’t take long for some people to spot an opportunity to vindicate their own bigotry. The bigots In the hours following an attack like Westminster experienced, it pays to be patient. To allow the police and others to proceed with their investigation unmolested, […] The post The attack on London is already being used to score cheap political points appeared first on The Canary.

Children caught up in the Westminster attacks responded with an incredible act of defiance

Emily Apple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
Parliament was put on lockdown today after an attack in Westminster. Although details are sparse, one woman has died and others have been injured. But while details of the tragedy are still emerging, school children caught up in the incident responded with an incredible act of defiance. They started singing. Lockdown Many MPs were unable to leave […] The post Children caught up in the Westminster attacks responded with an incredible act of defiance appeared first on The Canary.

A sick Twitter hoax is adding to the misery of the Westminster attacks

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 11 hours ago
A sick hoax has added to the misery of the Westminster attacks. Twitter users have been disseminating images of a lost loved one. In reality, they are entirely bogus. The Twitter hoax One woman has been confirmed dead, and an unknown number injured after an incident in London. A vehicle ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster bridge, before […] The post A sick Twitter hoax is adding to the misery of the Westminster attacks appeared first on The Canary.

MPs tell of moment of chaos as attack unfolded at Westminster [TWEETS]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
MPs have spoken about how it was “bedlam and commotion” at parliament immediately after an attack took place on Wednesday 22 March. “Locked everything down” Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Tom Elliott told Belfast Live: We were just heading down to vote when it all happened, we were just going down the stairs. There was absolute bedlam […] The post MPs tell of moment of chaos as attack unfolded at Westminster [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Musical Interlude: Era, "The Mass" (In Latin)

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*Era, "The Mass" (In Latin)* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgyUpcv6v1c *Google Translate Latin to English lyrics:* "Always increasing or decreasing; hateful life first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes. Now first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it. Poverty, power, it melts them like ice. Divano, Divano me, Divano Messi, Divano Messiah Messiah Divano, Divano me Divano, Messiah Messiah Divano. And virtue is against me in pain and exhaustion, Fate, in health, Always in this vale of tears. So at this hour without delay touch the strings... Divano, Divano me, Divano M... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Dublin, New Hampshire, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Great Thing In This World..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Life Is Eternal..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life. Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn't to be found anywhere. There is only... more »

"Are We Living In A 'Matrix'-like Superhologram?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*Are We Living In A 'Matrix'-like Superhologram?"* by David Talbot "In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. You did not hear about it on the evening news. In fact, unless you are in the habit of reading scientific journals you probably have never even heard Aspect's name, though there are some who believe his discovery may change the face of science. Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subato... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Dine' CARE Earth Day Action -- San Francisco April 21, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Dear friends, We are one month away from what will be an historic Earth Day Action for Environmental and Climate Justice, Friday, April 21st at 12 noon in front of USEPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street in downtown San Francisco. About 60 groups from urban, rural and Indigenous communities and allies are co-sponsoring, with delegations coming from across California and Arizona!

At This Rate, We’ll All Be Dead Before Our Country Truly Fixes Health Care

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
Americans can't endure endless tinkering with private health insurance. We must change the conversation on health care once and for all. The post At This Rate, We’ll All Be Dead Before Our Country Truly Fixes Health Care appeared first on Shadowproof.

Did Jeff Sessions Say Marijuana Use Leads to Abortions?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A report that the U.S. Attorney General said that marijuana caused more unwanted pregnancies was a hoax from a "hybrid" news site.

Did President Trump Bestow $100 Million Upon Flint, Michigan?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Partisans debate who deserves credit for the $100 million grant awarded by the EPA to Michigan for water infrastructure upgrades in Flint.

Stabbing, Vehicle Attack Reported at London Parliament

Brooke Binkowski at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Multiple people were killed and injured before police shot the suspected attacker.

NASA Discovers a ‘Lost Day’ in Time?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
NASA scientists did not find a 'missing day' in time and thereby prove Biblical accounts to be true.

Anti-THAAD Protests Growing in South Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Catholic Priest Pat Cunningham reports from South Korea: Heavy handed tactics were used by the police and the security state in Seongju yesterday, March 18 to remove Won Buddhist monks and their Peace/Prayer Tent situated at the entrance to the Lotte Golf Club, the proposed site of THAAD 'missile defense' (MD) battery, which is being vigorously and nonviolently resisted by the Won Buddhists (who have a sacred site and place of pilgrimage in the area) and other civil and religious groups from around the country. March 18 was the first day of the Peacebus and afforded up to 5,000 ... more »

BREAKING NEWS: House Intel Chairman Believes Trump Transition Members Were Under Surveillance During The Obama Administration. President-Elect Trump's Personal Communications May Have Been Collected

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *House Intel chairman: Trump's personal communications may have been collected* (CNN)House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's personal communications may have been picked up by investigators through "incidental collection." Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russia. "This is a normal, incidental collection, based on what I could collect," Nunes said. "This appears to be all legally collected foreign intellig... more »

IF THEIR BILL FAILS, WILL REPUBLICANS PRETEND THEY NEVER CALLED OBAMACARE THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD?

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
On the subject of the Republican health care bill, Josh Barro writes: It's hard to decide which would be the more politically damaging outcome for Republican politicians: passing the American Health Care Act, and therefore owning the premium increases and coverage losses it would cause; or not passing the bill, and therefore failing to do anything that can be framed as "repealing Obamacare." Each option is a political nightmare for Republicans for the same reason: Each would amount to an admission that Republicans cannot deliver what they have promised for years on healthcare. I th... more »

Climate Change Denial To Be New Protected #Emplaw Category?

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 12 hours ago
Yes, I've been absent for a bit. I was caught up in an arbitration (results unknown at this point) so had a good excuse. Anyhow, I saw this tidbit and had to share it. A Maine lawmaker has proposed a bill that would make an employee's opinions about climate change a legally protected category. To his credit (or maybe he just didn't think it through), although the stated purpose of the bill is to protect climate change deniers, the protection goes both ways. If passed, the bill would also prevent conservative employers from firing employees who express a belief that climate change is... more »

Op-Ed in Local Paper

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Sustainable Energy to Ensure Future Generations By Bruce K. Gagnon The Times Record Recently, a man in Bath who currently works at Bath Iron Works (BIW) told me, “We can’t afford to keep building these expensive Zumwalt destroyers.” The ships are now coming in at more than $4 billion per copy. He later told me that he no longer knows whom to believe as he watches Trump and the Democrats battle with one another. I told him he isn’t alone and is smart to mistrust all that is going on in Washington these days. The corporate oligarchies internal power struggle is not considering the... more »

It’s Official — First Bee Has Just Been Added to Endangered Species List

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: bee]For the first time in the history of the continental United States, a bee has been added to the endangered species list — but not everyone is celebrating.

Stop ‘Tearing Apart Families’: Congresswoman Introduces Act to Decriminalize Pot — Nationally

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: gabbard]Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has urged Congress to federally decriminalize marijuana Tuesday, introducing a bipartisan act to to remove the drug from the federal controlled substances list.

“They Kept Shooting”: Father of 6yo Boy Killed by Cops Speaks Out for First Time

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: Jeremy Mardis]The father of Jeremy Mardis, a 6-year-old boy killed by cops, took the stand and spoke about the murder of his son for the first time in public.

LONDON ATTACK - FALSE FLAG

Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
*On 22 March 2017*, "a terror attacker brought carnage to central London." dailymail The attack comes a year to the day after the *22 March 2016* terrorist attack in Brussels. BRUSSELS; MOSSAD CIA FALSE FLAG INSIDE-JOBS; GLADIO. *On 19 March 2017*, there was a terror drill in London. "Hundreds of armed police in speedboats zoomed down the river Thames today as part of major anti-terrorist drill in London." The drill involved specialist officers clad in black uniforms and toting machine guns, the London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and the RNLI. dailymail. *On 22 Mar... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Katie Allen reports on the growing gap between the privileged few and the working class in the UK. And Frank Elgar highlights how we all pay the price of inequality, even as our governments can't be bothered to rein it in: For decades, the IMF, OECD, and World Bank have warned governments about its destabilising effects. Last month, the World Economic Forum in Davos reported that inequality constitutes the single greatest threat to the global economy. More than an ageing population. Even more than climate change. And across acade... more »

U.S. Special Forces Air-Dropped In Surprise Attack On ISIS Near Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The US-led coalition air-dropped US and allied Syrian forces near Tabqa in Raqqa province. (Reuters) *The Telegraph*:* US airdrops special forces near Raqqa in surprise attack on Isil* The US-led coalition has airdropped American paratroopers and allied Syrian fighters near the Isil-controlled city of Raqqa in a surprise attempt to cut off the jihadists’ main route out. The operation aims to secure the strategic Tabqa dam across the Euphrates river and isolate the capital of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil’s) so-called caliphate from the rest of the group’s territory i... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
Here, pointing out that Brad Wall's deficit can be traced primarily (if not entirely) to his unproductive tax slashing - and that even an austerity-laden budget is being designed to make matters worse. For further reading... - Jason Warick's series of reports on obvious ways to improve Saskatchewan's fiscal situation can again be found here, here, here and here. And his off-hand reference to the lost tax revenue is from the last of the reports on the lack of a sovereign wealth fund (emphasis added): Instead of creating a fund, spending ramped up. Government floated $180 million in l... more »

This Last-Minute Obamacare Amendment Could Hurt Millions of Veterans' Health Coverage

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Chris Jacobs At least some of those seven million veterans eligible for but not enrolled in VA health programs may not qualify for the House’s new insurance subsidies for other reasons

Taxpayers locked-out of pension plans

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By James Quintero Letting communities have control and oversight of their home-grown pension plans is a commonsense idea whose time has come. And now that the 85th Texas Legislature has convened, it's fast-becoming time to turn this idea into action.

A List of Mistaken U.S. Airstrikes That Resulted In Civilian Casualties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
An activist group posted a photograph of what it said was the destroyed school in al-Mansoura. RAQQA IS BEING SLAUGHTERED SILENTLY *Sputnik*:* Death From the Sky: The US Air Force's Mistaken Airstrikes* Despite the noble goal of fighting against terrorism, civilians and US allies too often become victims of US airstrikes. On March 22, dozens of people, mostly women and children, were killed and injured in a presumable US-led coalition airstrike on a Syrian school west of Raqqa. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* I expected the numbers to be higher.

There's A Referendum On Trump In The Atlanta Suburbs In 27 Days

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, Ryan Grim penned a piece for *HuffPo*, While Nobody's Watching, Paul Ryan Is Taking A Sledgehammer To Medcaid's Promise To Seniors. "While the debate over Obamacare repeal focuses on insurance subsidies," he wrote, "coverage equity and tax cuts, a far more radical attempt is quietly underway to end the Medicaid program as we know it. As currently structured, Medicaid guarantees a set of benefits to everybody who qualifies. Most people associate Medicaid with the poor and working class, but historically the program has spent as much or more money on elderly and disabled ... more »

Parliament is on lockdown after an attack in Westminster

Emily Apple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
A man has been shot and parliament is on lockdown after an attack at the Palace of Westminster. Several people have also been run over on Westminster Bridge. Details are sparse. But according to eyewitness reports, the car ploughed into people on the bridge before crashing into railings that surround the Palace of Westminster. A man […] The post Parliament is on lockdown after an attack in... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The government helped itself to £18m of our NHS money. And basically poured it down the drain

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 13 hours ago
There has been a spending bonanza in the NHS. But it’s causing absolute outrage. Because that spending hasn’t gone on patient care, healthcare staffing or medical supplies. No, the government has given it to some of the wealthiest companies in the country. £18m worth, in fact. And companies have received that money for helping NHS […] The post The government helped itself to... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Tory benefits sanctions get ripped apart by one of the few MPs who cares [VIDEO]

Tilly Grove at The Canary - 13 hours ago
SNP MP Mhairi Black has effortlessly blown the Tory benefits sanction regime apart in a new video for The Guardian. Black says: The Tory benefits sanctions regime has to be one of the worst things to ever come out of Westminster. She describes how in 2016 she tabled a private members’ bill regarding sanctions: I simply […] The post Tory benefits sanctions get ripped apart by one of... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

This is how batshit crazy UK politics looks from the comfort of the world’s happiest country

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Norway leads the world in almost every measure of civilisation. In fact, it just ranked first place in the World Happiness Report. And this is how batshit crazy UK politics looks to a citizen from Norway’s mature social democracy. The Norwegian view Jonas Fossli Gjersø, a history lecturer at the London School of Economics, aired his views […] The post This is how batshit crazy UK... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

London attack: Woman dies in Westminster 'terror' incident per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
This horrific news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39355940 is no great surprise. Such attacks are commonplace in Israel and have come to mainland Europe already. How long until we discover the name of the perpetrator? How long after that before we are told that he/she had psychological problems? That is still the code used unless the attacker is a supporter of right-wing causes of course, isn't it?

March 22: An Ugly Day

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 13 hours ago
Today, Brunswick News actually had a piece of world news. Canadian troops are in Iraq. Remember how all our history books talk about how wonderful it was that, between the two world wars, Canada got the right to declare war on its own? I must have missed the Canadian declaration of war on Iraq. _________________________________________________________________ Twenty years from now, probably less, Europe is going to have one hell of a crisis with young refugees. The neglect of refugee children has been brutal. There's going to be a price for it. Meanwhile, the U.S. which created all th... more »

‘Gong Show’ Creator and Star Chuck Barris Dies at 87

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The "Palisades Park" songwriter also created the long-running game shows "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game."

Rev. Al Sharpton Murdered — 2 Suspects in Custody Belong to Terrorist Group?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Reports that the controversial American civil rights activist was gunned down in Chicago are fake news.

TED Talk Parody Shows How Easy it is to Brainwash Us with Formulas

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - This is how easy it is to be duped by nonsense. The post TED Talk Parody Shows How Easy it is to Brainwash Us with Formulas appeared first on Waking Times.

Unheated public school, temperatures near zero!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017Oddly disparaging remarks about Jimmy Breslin:* Has this fellow Bob Somerby "been oddly disparaging about people who say that Donald Trump is a liar?" Frankly, we're not sure. Yesterday, our favorite blogger, Kevin Drum, leveled that harsh accusation, but he offered no examples of this ongoing odd disparagement. He quoted a recent post which may have oddly disparaged three high-profile press figures, including Mika Brzezinski. For today, we'll move on to oddly disparaging comments about the late Jimmy Breslin, with the hope that this may start to convey... more »

My Friends Are.....Author Unkown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago

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War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*VOA*: *Monitor: Airstrike Kills 33 Civilians in Northern Syria* A Syrian war monitor said Wednesday an airstrike believed to be carried out by a U.S.-led coalition has killed at least 33 people at a school near the key city of Raqqa. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the airstrike happened early Tuesday outside the village of al-Mansoura, and that the school was serving as a shelter for people displaced by the fighting in Syria. Raqqa is the de facto capital for the Islamic State group, and the city's capture is a main goal for the various forces fighting the mil... more »

President of Taiwan university to step down amidst investigation

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The president of a top university in Taiwan has announced he will resign from his post at the end of his first term in June. President Pan-chyr Yang of National Taiwan University (NTU) has opted not to seek a second term as president given two recent investigations — one which concluded last month and one which […] The post President of Taiwan university to step down amidst investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

18,000 Men and Boys Suing Johnson & Johnson for Popular Drug That Gave them Breasts

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: risperdal]The number of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson has surged to over 100,000 in 2017; many from their popular drug Risperdal.

Very Smart...

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Let's build these at US weapons production facilities across the nation rather than having endless wars to control oil. This won't happen unless we demand it repeatedly! “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.... If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are [people] who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.” ~ Frederick Douglass (American Abolitionist)

KIPP Sues to Protect Sweatshop Teaching Conditions

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
KIPP, Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit to block further implementation of a union contract at a South Bronx KIPP school that KIPP has summarily ignored. Here's the list of contract violations cited in a November 2016 letter to KIPP. Based on my own research, I am not at all surprised to see this list of common violations, as they exemplify the KIPP "culture" of exploitative, abusive, illegal, and inhumane employment practices:

Mosul Campaign Day 153-54, March 20-21, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Battle landscapes in west Mosul (Reuters) Things are still going slow in trying to capture the Old City district in west Mosul. The Golden Division, coming form the southwest tookthe Resala and Nablus neighborhoods officially. Some streetswere liberated as well, which is a perfect example of how things are progressing. During the fighting on March 20, a police colonel and 8 officers were capturedand killed by the Islamic State. Reportedly they were in a firefight and ran out of ammunition, and were taken by the insurgents. Their bodies were later found. There are still scatter... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Injuries Being Reported Outside The British Parliament

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Parliament in lockdown: Police open fire outside Westminster and shoot knife-wielding man amid reports of explosion and 'at least 12 pedestrians mowed down on bridge'* * Several shots have been fired at the House of Commons in Westminster * At least three people have been hit and emergency teams are on the scene * Reports aslo suggest a car ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge * The Prime Minister has been evacuated and staff told to stay inside Armed Police have opened fire and shot an intruder inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament amid reports ... more »

Transgender Challenges

Walter E. Williams at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: transgender-challenges] Determining one's own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter. First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. If appearance produced some uncertainties, one could determine sex by examining a person's birth certificate. If appearance and a birth certificate produced uncertainties, the ultimate, absolute proof of sex was a person's chromosomes; XX marked a female, and XY marked a male. Case closed.

“Trans” Man Wins Women’s Weightlifting Competition

Selwyn Duke at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: trans-man-wins-women-s-weightlifting-competition] Mainstream media outlets universally refer to Laurel Hubbard, who won his weight class in an Australian women’s weightlifting competition, as a “transgender woman” — meaning a man claiming female status. But at the end of the day, he's a guy who beat the girls.

The World’s First State Of The Climate Survey Based on Observations Only

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood London, 22 March: A report on the State of the Climate in 2016 which is based exclusively on observations rather than climate models is published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). http://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2017/03/State-of-the-climate-2016.pdf Compiled by Dr Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard […]

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AMERICAN? = WRONG QUESTION.

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 15 hours ago
by Roberto Rodriguez It appears that an all-points bulletin has been issued in search of this nation’s soul. It is no secret that the current administration’s policies, including its budget priorities, have triggered a profound questioning of this nation’s beliefs and ethos. In effect, it is war, over people. This is not metaphorical, but actual choices being made by the current administration: the Pentagon, Wall Street and the Border Wall versus Meals on Wheels and Sesame Street. Translation: Bombs, prisons and profit versus the needs of human beings, seniors, children, and educati... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Education Department rescinds rule that stopped aggressive student debt collectors* The Department of Education has rolled back a 2015 rule that prevented student-debt collection of large fees from defaulted borrowers who quickly begin paying again. In a statement Thursday, the department said the Obama administration rule would have benefited from public comment before it was put in place. It applied to Federal Family Education Loans and prevented guaranty agencies that collect on federally-backed student loans from borrowers who have started repaying or worked out a payment pl... more »

Either the Prime Minister just lied at PMQs or she’s accusing teachers of lying [VIDEO]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn clashed with Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) over education funding. And one thing is clear. Either the Prime Minister is lying, or she is accusing headteachers across the country of lying. The exchange Jeremy Corbyn began by asking: This government is cutting the schools budget by 6.5% by 2020. And today […] The post Either the Prime Minister just lied... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

This childish attack on Nicola Sturgeon marks a new low for Scottish Labour

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Scottish Labour are not in a good position. They have gone from being the biggest party in 2005 to having only one MP in 2015. And recent polling suggests the Scottish Conservatives have doubled their lead, while the SNP eclipses them by nearly four times. Scottish Westminster voting intention: SNP: 47% (-)CON: 28% (+1)LAB: 14% […] The post This childish attack on Nicola Sturgeon marks a... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Rupert Murdoch just found out what happens when you try and mess with Scotland

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Rupert Murdoch messed with Liverpool once, and the city has boycotted his newspapers ever since. Now he’s tried the same stunt in Scotland. And it did not go well. Rupert Murdoch vs Scotland The Australian-born media mogul is driving full force against Scottish Independence. Whether pro- or anti-independence, we should all agree that the decision should be […] The post Rupert Murdoch... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

George Osborne has written a letter to his constituents about his new job. Is he just trolling them now?

Steve Topple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
On Tuesday 21 March, George Osborne, MP for Tatton, wrote a letter to his constituents. In it, he addressed their possible concerns about his ability to fulfil his duties as an MP after becoming Editor of The Evening Standard. But to most people, it probably looked like he was taking the p*ss. Let me explain… The […] The post George Osborne has written a letter to his constituents... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

My emails were probably hacked by the police. I feel sick and violated. [OPINION]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
On Tuesday 21 March, The Guardian revealed allegations that the police illegally hacked the email accounts of political activists. According to a letter from a whistleblower, the police used hackers from India to gain the passwords of hundreds of email addresses. And the Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the claims. The letter, sent to Green […] The post My emails... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Reindeer Herders-Ecosystem in Russian Nature Park Endangered by Oil Co. Surgutneftegas

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/0jamLZ0bDoo Russia and Europe has been doing resource related colonialism/ imperialism for longer than the US has existed. The … Continue reading →

FBI Director Comey Advanced Russia’s Misinformation Campaign; Bipartisan Independent Commission Needed

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
“in publicly confirming the FBI is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the Kremlin’s possible coordination with individuals … Continue reading →

Nightmare scenario: Text stolen from manuscript during review

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A food science journal has retracted a paper over “a breach of reviewer confidentiality,” after editors learned it contained text from an unpublished manuscript — which one of the authors appears to have reviewed for another journal. The publisher and editors-in-chief of the Journal of Food Process Engineering became aware of the breach when the author of […] The post Nightmare scenario: Text stolen from manuscript during review appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Cop Arrested for Beating a Citizen in “One on One” Street Fight While on Duty, In Uniform

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: cop]A Springfield, Illinois cop loses it; beats 19-year-old for asking for his badge number.

North Korea's Latest Missile Test Explodes Seconds After Launch

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*CNN*: *Failed North Korean missile exploded 'within seconds,' US says* A North Korean missile fired Wednesday exploded "within seconds of launch," according to US Pacific Command. US officials confirmed North Korea had attempted to launch a missile near Kalma, on the country's east coast, but early reports suggest it failed. "South Korea and the US are aware of the missile launch and to their knowledge North Korea's missile was not successfully launched," South Korea's Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Neither the US nor South Korea have released information on what type o... more »

World News Briefs -- March 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters: **North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms - envoy* North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday. This includes developing a "pre-emptive first strike capability" and an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), said Choe Myong Nam, deputy ambassador at the North Korean mission to the United Nations in Geneva. Reuters, quoting a senior U.S. of... more »

"That Dreadful Universal Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* “The more one analyzes people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature.” - Oscar Wilde

"The Trouble With Democracy"; "The Truth About Trump's 'Skinny Budget'"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"The Trouble With Democracy"* by Brian Maher "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche "We’ve been mulling the state of the great American Republic lately and ended up with this whopper. Maybe the problem’s not the politicians. Maybe the real problem is We the People… We the People howl it’s them rascally, no-good, lyin’ politicians, them silver-tongued, glad-handing, baby-smooching mugs who babble one thing to get elected but do another once in office. Kick the bums out is the eternal bellow. But our th... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Reuters*:* U.S. reverses course and offers new dates for NATO talks* U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed new dates on Tuesday for a NATO meeting, the State Department said, after he initially decided to skip the talks and rebuffed the alliance's efforts to reschedule them. Tillerson's decision to miss his first meeting with NATO foreign ministers, set for April 5-6 in Brussels, unsettled European allies who worried it reopened questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to the alliance. Reuters exclusively reported on Monday that Tillerson would stay in th... more »

A Pivotal Moment

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Last week's meeting between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel was -- to put it mildly -- awkward. Joseph Ingram writes: Take a close look at the body language on display at that press conference. What we saw was not the courteous warmth typical of a first encounter between two world leaders with common interests and similar world views. Rather, we saw what looked like an encounter between a wiser, more confident, more mature leader and a petulant, scornful child. And no handshake. No doubt, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his erstwhile populist allies in France, Germany and Ital... more »

I'm Not Ready To Give Up On All The Trump Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
A group of American students on a Spring Break cruise broke into a chant of "Build the Wall!" off the coast of Cancun. That's not going over real well in the country they're visiting. This is just one of the many blameworthy behaviors that young spring breakers have shown recently in Cancun and that are described as acts of xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own country, which is (or should be) totally unacceptable. ...Several Mexican tourists on board the ship expressed their annoyance, but the Americans did not stop at all and continued singing the raci... more »

Extreme Wealth Inequality in America and How It Can Be Fixed

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
We've all heard about the growing inequality in American society and a report by Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie at the Institute for Policy Studies takes a unique look at just how unbalanced the United States has become along with offering two policy interventions that can be used to reduce the nation's extreme wealth inequality. Let's look at some statistics followed by the solutions. 1.) The total wealth of the members of Forbes 400 wealthiest individuals in the United States adds up to a record $2.34 trillion, more than the GDP of India, a nation of over a billion people. All 400... more »

IN A POST-FACT ERA, MAYBE TRUMP DOESN'T NEED CREDIBILITY

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
The *Wall Street Journal* editorial board wants Donald Trump to stop lying: *A President’s CredibilityTrump’s falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and abroad.* If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods. The latest example is Mr. Trump’s refusal to... more »

Scarlett Johannsen - Ghost in the Shell - first five minutes clip

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
*MovieLad crop'd*I'm not sure if this is chronologically the 'first five minutes' of the new live-action Scar-Jo vehicle i.e. Ghost in the Shell, but I still want to see this movie for myself ... I want to make up my own mind about a celluloid/digital creation or re-creation/re-imagining of a classic slice of Manga-land ... and not listen to a load of politically-motivated whitewash-naysayers just because-Oblama because-Shillery because-Trumpage... One day, they'll remake my favourite-of-all manga "Akira" in this physical-enhance-man'd manner... and this'll be one uber-happy northe... more »

When theory hits the buffer – maybe CO2 does not have an effect?

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 17 hours ago
I’ve come across evidence that could be interpreted as showing that there is some kind of mechanism in the atmosphere that compensates for changes in greenhouse gas composition so that changes in CO2 levels would be insignificant. This is in … Continue reading →

Bad Weather Proves Climate Change, Says WMO

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-real-extreme-weather-wmo-world-meteorological-organization-global-warming-a7640376.html From the “A bit of bad weather proves climate change “ Dept. An unbelievably crass piece from the failed Independent (and doubtlessly the BBC and the rest of the dismal MSM): There is “no room for doubt”. The astonishing weather experienced by the world last year and advances […]

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*The oceans are COOLING* We have seen lots of claims about the temperature records for 2016 and 2015 proving dangerous man made warming. At least one senator stated that in a confirmation hearing. Now that HadSST3 data is complete through February 2017, let’s see how obvious is the ocean’s governing of global average temperatures. The best context for understanding these last two years comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: * The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; * SSTs have a constant water content, (unlike air ... more »

Doug Casey: Financial Collapse Will Trigger Civil War. High Unemployment & High Inflation Coming Buy Gold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Doug Casey: Financial Collapse Will Trigger Civil War by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Best-selling author Doug Casey wrote “Crisis Investing” at the time when the U.S. political landscape was transitioning from the Carter Administration to the Reagan Administration. Now, Casey sees a coming crisis that is equal or worse than the Civil War. Casey explains, “In the […]

‘Stop Breaking the Law’: Snowden Fires Back at Comey

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on Mar 21, 2017 Edward Snowden has reacted to the testimony from the directors of the FBI and the NSA discussing whistleblowers before the House Intelligence Committee. As Congressman Trey Gowdy asked whether journalists can be prosecuted for reporting on classified information, Snowden noted that Comey didn’t outright say, “No.” For more on this, […]

A Look At The Aviation Units That Provide Air Transport For U.S. Special Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
A rare shot of a C-41A, believed to be assigned to the 427th Special Operations Squadron, at Andrews Air Force Base in 1993. *The Drive:* *Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon's Most Shadowy Aviation Units* When officials in Washington need air support for the most complex and secretive military missions, this is who they call in. On May 2, 2011, a group of special operators from the top secret Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) descended on an unassuming compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In an ensuing fire-fight, members of SEAL Team Six shot and killed infamous Al Qaeda lead... more »

Transpicuous Views: Collecting Data from the Data Collector

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
Data & Information can come in all shapes, sizes and forms, and from all kinds of unusual places. As I explain in the introduction of the video, this information comes from a Channeled source. It's very interesting to see the various pieces that echo the recent conversations on the One People show. I'd ask everyone to try and maintain a neutral place and see what information you find in this that is interesting to you. There will definitely be more videos soon to follow up on several other questions and theories. d March 21 2017 Chat Wtih Denice by breakingthesilence ... more »

Three Labour Gorton Candidates Attended Khomeinist Rallies per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Guido Fawkes reports https://order-order.com/2017/03/21/three-labour-gorton-candidates-attended-khomeinist-rallies/ 'Three out of the five candidates on Labour's final shortlist in Manchester Gorton have attended Khomeinist rallies backing the Iranian regime, Guido can reveal.' Not a word on the BBC of course, maybe there's enough Khomeinist supporters there too.

The Battle Of Brody In 1941 Was The Biggest Tank Battle In History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Warfare History Network *Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring*: *The Biggest Tank Battle in History Wasn’t at Kursk* *The Battle of Brody in 1941 was bigger, and is largely unknown.* A thousand coffee table books and countless hours of popular history programs have described the Battle of Prokhorovka, part of the Third Reich’s 1943 Operation Citadel, as the largest tank battle in history. Near the city of Kursk on the Eastern Front, hundreds of Soviet tanks slammed into the 2nd SS Panzer Corps in an enormous conflagration of flesh and metal. Prokhorovka was certainly an important clas... more »

"BBC Remoaning Bias: 70 MP's attack the BBC"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/fnOHPx2AgAs It's a sad day when I have to post a Russia Today video to illustrate BBC bias.

Watch The U.S. Navy's Railgun Fire From Every Possible Angle (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *Watch the Navy's Railgun Fire From Every Angle* The railgun takes the first shot of its commissioning series. The Navy ushered in the railgun future way back in 2012 with the first shots of its electromagnetic cannon. But although the concept has been proven and the cannon is functional, its road to deployment has been a bit rocky. Between enormous energy requirements, and non-explosive shells that offer limited in-air guidance, electromagnetic weapons are proving a bit unpractical compared to some of the conventional alternatives. At least for now. *Read mo... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 20 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Thousands of underground gas bulges, formed by thawing permafrost, set to 'explode' in Siberia Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools Fox News analyst Judge Napolitano reportedly suspended 'indefinitely ''Super-recognizers' may be the key to improving passport-control and national security French Presidential Race: Marine LePen Far Ahead Of Rivals In Secret Polling NY Attorney General Hires Public-Corruption Prosecutor To Target Trump Administration; WSJ Reports Trump's Job Approval Rating Drops To Record Low, Breaking Key Correlati... more »

"Saving Zero" Episode 3 Excerpt Dark Knight Rising

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Dan burns Here's another excerpt from my TV sitcom series, “Saving Zero." My writing partners are Sandra Williams, theater director and Artist in Residence with the Oklahoma Arts Council, and Robert Reynolds from the Actors Studio, NYC. We’ve outlined...

Ha ha! Infectious Disease "Specialist" Now Attacks "Anti-science left"

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Kim Stagliano Honest to God, what does this man do all day except pretend he's Tweedledee and Tweedledum's other brother: TweedleDOOM. Contrariwise is his mantra. Paul Offit is now attacking the gluten free diet and healthy, chemical free food...

"The Stock Market ILLUSION Explained"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"The Stock Market ILLUSION Explained"* by Mike Adams "Almost no one really understands the basics of how the stock market works, and they suffer under the illusion that EVERY stock share is worth the same price as the last share that was traded. (If you’re confused why this isn’t the case, you’ve been lied to… watch the animation below to learn the truth that Wall Street doesn’t want you to ever realize.) Thus, in a rising stock market bubble, people who hold shares that were purchased at far lower prices suffer under the illusion that all those shares are “worth” the current high... more »

The High Cost Of Munitions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg:* *Nice Superweapon. Too Bad You Can't Afford to Fire It.* Talk about taking a bazooka to kill a fly: A U.S. general reported last week than an unnamed ally used a $3.4 million Patriot missile to shoot down a hostile $200 commercial drone. General David Perkins's point wasn't that this was a technically remarkable feat -- although it certainly was given the tiny target -- but to point out yet another asymmetric advantage global terrorists' hold: it costs the West an unconscionable amount of money to combat even the most basic ad-hoc threats. For the wars... more »

Polite Discourse

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*Many Progressive People are Impolite* To test my thesis, watch a few black and white movies, and see how people address each other, or in what language, if you doubt me. Not only were people more polite, but they reacted with more stoic reserve and dignity to lapses of politeness. In my common and daily interactions, I refer to ladies as 'ma'am' and to men as 'sir'. I do this for the sake of being polite. My children refer to me as, "dad", and not by my first name. They know my first name, but it's a matter of respect. I've never known a low-life progressive person with the slight... more »

Why the politics of the future is technology and technology is the future of politics

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Technology drives change. And, by definition, change turns the world upside down. So it takes a perfectly good blue-blood nobleman and turns him into a pauper. It takes a king and, at best, makes him a ceremonial figurehead with no real power. It takes a shepherd and makes him a laborer, hopefully a member of the middle-class or, occasionally, a capitalist. And so, in the end, technology, as a bringer of change, is about politics. Because, as my undegraduate textbook defined it, politics is about “who gets what, from whom, under what conditions, and for what purpose.” https://ieet.... more »

"This Is The True Joy In Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have... more »

"An Empire Is Hard to Stop"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"An Empire Is Hard to Stop"* by Bill Bonner "Yesterday, the Dow retreated slightly. But it is still near its all-time high of 21,000 points. And by many measures, US stocks have never been more expensive. Meanwhile, bullish sentiment among investment advisers is at a 30-year high. Consumers are more confident than they’ve been in the last 16 years. And the latest Gallup Poll shows President Trump’s approval rating falling to 37%. We are surprised it’s that high. *Deep unfairness: *Today, we are headed up the coast to check out property. An oceanfront farm, for example, is on the m... more »

Aaronson's delusions about the universe as a simulation

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Four days ago, I praised Sabine Hossenfelder's remarks about the hypothesis that our Universe is a simulation. It's rather clear that complexity theorist Scott Aaronson disagrees on some fundamental issues, as he wrote in his Your yearly dose of is-the-universe-a-simulation, and Aaronson is just completely wrong about all these points. Some of these two folks' views were mentioned at Gizmodo. Aaronson summarized the core of his opinion as follows: In short: blame it for being unfalsifiable rather than for being falsified! He claims that it's not a problem to reconcile the universe-... more »

This Is How The U.S. Will 'Kill' Russian Tanks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Wikimedia *Sebastien Roblin, National Interest:* *How America's Military Would Kill Russia's Tanks in a War* The Javelin is one the U.S. military’s most effective, man-portable weapon systems. They’re available to frontline infantry squads in the Marines and Army, and typically a few are stowed inside vehicles in mechanized units. The United States has sold Javelins both to many NATO countries, including France and the United Kingdom, allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and to Asian-Pacific countries including Australia, Indonesia and Taiwa... more »

The Trilateral Commission Superseded Control of the U.S. Economy in 1970s

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is actually useful inasmuch it integrates the whole framework together into proper historical context. All this arose with the Arab oil shock which forced a reworking of the global banking dispensation in ways we are now having trouble with. It starts circa early seventies and that is why many original authors are still with us. The global reality is that US dollar flows must be managed internationally so long as it is the global currency. That is why this got set up when the Oil industry became ten percent of the global GNP. The public problem is proper disclosure. I... more »

Alcohol Industry Frantically Lobbies Against Legal Weed as Beer Sales Predict $2 Billion Drop

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
A seven percent drop, primarily in mostly lower grade beers is hardly a problem when it is been replaced by a vastly more profitable line of business. At most it accelerates the established decline for such product driven by the craft brew industry. I also suspect that this decline will not bite much deeper. Thus the industry certainly can handle it. We are not even slightly close to witnessing the end of alcohol. In the meantime the whole industry is upgrading product to establish better margins. As well they should. Yet we see a round of ill advised lobbying under way. I... more »

Russian Doctor Claims Your Immune System Can Recover In Only 15 Seconds! Here’s How!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is a bit of an inconvenience to do at home but can be worked around. Much more practical however would be for fitness spas to set this up. It merely needs an ice maker constantly dumping ice into a foot trough in the shower room. In that way one can step into the ice trough for fifteen seconds or more just before you actually shower of. Actually much better and easier to handle than a cold water shower or its like. The feet do handle abrupt chilling rather well anyway while cold water applied over the body is shock inducing. Thus this implies maximal biological effect for... more »

Obamacare and Dodd-Frank Have the Same Fatal Flaw

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is a pretty good analysis but does not discuss novel approaches other than what has consistently failed. What no one really understands is that competition is squeezed out of the system by cheap money allowing reckless consolidation. This natural practice has to be blocked by regulation. Multiple smaller entities will naturally expand into other enterprises in order to efficiently deploy capital. All those too big to fail banks will do a lot better broken up into still large but many separate banks all specializing geographically or lending niches. Canada has done ext... more »

Hong Kong: Anglo-America's Struggling Foothold in China

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*March 22, 2017* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Prominent American propagandist Howard French recently published a lengthy editorial in the Guardian titled, "Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp?," in which he attempts to buttress an otherwise categorically false narrative surrounding an alleged indigenous struggle for democracy and independence within Hong Kong. French attempts to hold China accountable for backtracking on an agreement made with Britain over the return of its own territory taken from it by force in 1841. He also attempts to portray Beijing'... more »

Taiwan Will Build Its Own Submarine Fleet Because Nobody Is Willing To Sell Submarines To Taiwan Because Of China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Taiwan Launches Homegrown Submarine Program to Counter China* * CSBC Corp. expects to deliver fully equipped vessel by 2024 * ‘You need to help yourself before getting help,’ Tsai says President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan had no choice but to build its own submarine fleet as she promoted a deal to deploy the first vessel in less than a decade. Tsai touted the contract with CSBC Corp., Taiwan, on Tuesday during a visit to a naval base in the southern city of Kaohsiung as a necessary step to improve the island’s defenses. The company plans to deliver the first diesel-ele... more »

Electric Universe - The Big Gravity Problem - dinosaurs too heavy for today's gravity value

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 23 hours ago
...well, that's torn it. Electric Universe proponents have finally come out and made it public, "Dinosaur muscles and dinosaur bones, and cartilege and sinew, can not support the immense weight of these ancient giants in today's gravity," this means that (maybe more recently than we care to admit now) dinosaurs lived on a version of Earth that had a much lower gravity value. EU's evidence suggests that there was recently a time in Earth's history when it existed inside the life-giving plasma sheath of a brown dwarf star (they choose the Solar System-invader Saturn based on its pr... more »

Greg Hunter, “Financial Collapse Will Trigger Civil War- Doug Casey”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Financial Collapse Will Trigger Civil War- Doug Casey”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Best-selling author Doug Casey wrote “Crisis Investing” at the time when the U.S. political landscape was transitioning from the Carter Administration to the Reagan Administration. Now, Casey sees a coming crisis that is equal or worse than the Civil War. Casey explains, “In the U.S. right now, there seems to be so much antagonism it’s almost like pre-Civil War. There is actually hatred in the U.S. at this point. It used to be the Republicans and Democrats could disagree, but they could hav... more »

Why Does The Beast In ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Look Eerily Similar To Baphomet?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Why Does The Beast In ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Look Eerily Similar To Baphomet? by Michael Snyder, http://endoftheamericandream.com/ Does it upset anyone else that the “beast” in Disney’s new remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is a goat-man with very long horns that bears quite a resemblance to Baphomet? In Disney’s 1991 animated version of “Beauty and […]

Gaza’s Farms Polluted by Israel’s Bombardment

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 20, 2017 Soil fertility has decreased in Gaza due to three Israeli wars on the coastal enclave and the constant shelling of farm land. Farmers say the soil is contaminated with chemicals that cause harm to the crops. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive […]

Judge Pirro: ‘I Have Lost All Respect for the FBI Director, Comey Disgraced & Politicized the FBI!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Am I in love with Fox News? No. Fox News is playing the role of controlled opposition. In the war between Good vs Evil, God vs Satan, Truth vs Lies ; the truth must always be revealed. The sheeple are allowed to decide either to believe in the Lie or Truth. If the truth is […]

Iran Increasing Its Support For The Houthis In Yemen's War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back or a truck during a parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo *Reuters: **Exclusive: Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen's war - sources* Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen's rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi'ite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say. Iran's enemy Saudi Arabia is leading a Sunni Ar... more »

The Crisis of Governance

Robert Reich - 1 day ago
America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge.Instead, we have as president an... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Not one, not two, but three B-1 Bombers shortly after takeoff from Ellsworth Air Force Base! #CombatAirPower #BomberAirmen pic.twitter.com/Wfuw5Rlj4B — Ellsworth AFB (@28thBombWing) March 20, 2017

Why The Ban On Electronics From Flights From Certain Countries In North Africa And The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A security official looks at a screen displaying X-ray screened parcels in Turkish Post's (PTT) postal logistic centre at the Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, Turkey on November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo *Jana Winter and Clive Irving, Daily Beast:* *U.S. Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen Led to Laptop Ban on Flights, Officials Say* *Intel sources fear terrorist can make bombs as small as computer batteries, provoking the ban on carry-on electronics at sensitive foreign airports.* Three intelligence sources told The Daily Beast that the ban on carry-on electronics ... more »

X22 Report, “The Market Chaos Has Begun & Will Continue As We Push Towards the Economic Crisis”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Market Chaos Has Begun & Will Continue As We Push Towards the Economic Crisis” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=264eYdECbgs

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 1 day ago
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains the absurdity of the demand by a North Carolina government scientist to reduce the allowable limit of chromium 6 from 100 parts per billion to 70 parts per trillion. The clear intent, he says, is not public health but the shutdown of all coal mining operations (and coal use) in the state and nation. Should his ego be satisfied, the real harm of his folly would be that citizens and institutions alike would be paying double for electricity -- almost impossible for poor families and a major burden on, for example, nonprofit hospitals.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An Iraqi Air Force helicopter fires missiles against Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal *WNU Editor:* The above photo is from the following photo gallery .... *Iraqi forces edge further into Mosul* (Reuters).

Climate “Science” on Trial; Only One Side Can Win

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Great news for the field of climate “science.” Finally, a hypothesis will be tested. Climate alarmists have claimed that 100% of the warming over the past century is due to human causes. Additionally, according to the climate “experts,” 100% of the rise in CO2 is also due to man. In summary, we know that the … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Only One Side Can Win"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Did Cosmic Rays End the CA Drought?

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Talk to any climate “scientist” before the recent California flooding, and they would have described an endless drought being caused by man made CO2. California Drought Is Made Worse by Global Warming, Scientists Say California to experience endless drought Parched: California Braces for Drought Without End in Sight Like the recent election, the “experts” and … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Did Cosmic Rays End the CA Drought?"

Climate “Science” on Trial; The Moment of Truth

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
While climate alarmists focus on computer models, anecdotal evidence and “consensus,” real sciences rely on empirical data, hypothesis testing and the scientific method. Real climate scientists claim that natural phenomenon can explain the majority of the observations that climate alarmists attribute to CO2. Recent events have established the conditions where at least two hypothesis will be tested. The … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; The Moment of Truth"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Useful Idiots Don’t Rely on Facts

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Few issues prove Hillary’s comment more than climate change. Climate “science” is a computer model based, it doesn’t rely upon empirical evidence and experimentation. The “leaders” is the field of climate “science” literally “adjust” the data to make the laughable climate models produce the desired results. No real scientist takes the claims from the climate “science” … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Useful Idiots Don’t Rely on Facts"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Climate McCartyism

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
If you have ever wondered how you can reach a 97% “consensus” on something as infinitely complex as and climate, even though the “experts” can’t even come close to modeling it, one needs to look no further than Middlebury University…or the Dark Ages. It is easy to reach a “consensus” when all opposing voices are … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Climate McCartyism"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Germany Builds Wind Farms While NATO Burns

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
One of the most outrageous examples of how climate “science” totally distorts national priorities and misallocates resources is how Germany is spending an absolute fortune on fighting climate change while failing to meet their NATO obligations of spending 2% of their GDP on defense. How much does Germany spend on climate finance? Germany increased its climate finance … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Germany Builds Wind Farms While NATO Burns"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Temperature Records Don’t Support NASA GISS

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
One of the oddest aspects of climate “science” is that NASA, the organization that put a man on the moon, ignores its state of the art Satellite and balloon data, and instead relies upon archaic terrestrial ground measurements. Part of the NASA climate “science” community actually ignore the infinitely more accurate data from their satellites. The reason … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Temperature Records Don’t Support NASA GISS"

Climate “Science” on Trial; A Weaponized Generation

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
“In order to do this kind of stuff, we have to recruit from a certain demographic,” he said in reference to government surveillance. “And I don’t mean to judge them at all, but this group of millennials and related groups simply have different understandings of the words loyalty, secrecy, and transparency than certainly my generation … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; A Weaponized Generation"

Climate “Science” on Trial; The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Pieces

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
The nice thing about this field of climate “science” is that so much had been published before the focus changed from understanding the climate to looting the energy sector through the guise of CO2 caused catastrophic global warming. This has forced the climate alarmist to go back and rewrite not only the data history but also the … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Pieces"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Snowflakes are Staffing the EPA

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
No wonder the EPA fears global warming, it is staffed by a flurry of snowflakes. Further global warming threatens to melt the entire staff at the EPA. Fighting global warming is literally a life-or-death struggle for the staff at the EPA. My advice to President Trump would be to turn up the thermostat and make those … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Snowflakes are Staffing the EPA"

Syrian UN Ambassador: Russia Told Israel That Its Freedom To Act Over Syria Is Over

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin receives a letter of credence from Israeli ambassador to Russia Gary Koren during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool *Haaretz*: *Syrian UN Envoy: Putin Sent Message to Israel That Its Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over* Ambassador Bashar Jaafari says Syrian use of anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli fighter jets also sends another message to Jerusalem. Russia has sent a clear message to Israel that the rules of the game have changed in Syria and its freedom to act in Syrian skies is over, Syria’... more »

I Bet The Senate Never Votes On TrumpCare-- At Least Not This Version The House Takes Up On Thursday

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Ted Cruz thought he was going to be president last year-- he really did. And except that he got rolled by a Times Square clown with a jacket filled with fake Rolexes, he nearly won his party's nomination. I guess he came in second. Now he really doesn't want to be the first Texas Republican to lose a reelection bid to a Democrat since James Flanagan *may* have been beaten by Samuel Maxey, formerly a Confederate Brigadier General, in 1875. So... with El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke breathing down his neck, Cruz has announced he isn't voting for the extremely unpopular Trumpcare bi... more »

‘US Democrats and Neocons Need Some Anti-Psychotic Medication Over Trump'

RT at 1 day ago
[image: undefined] Washington insiders are attempting to undermine the presidency by having a continual investigation, and it’s unbelievably irresponsible, Daniel McAdams, executive director at Ron Paul Institute told RT. FBI Director James Comey has admitted the agency is investigating suspected collusion between President Trump and Russia, something which had not been publicly confirmed until now. Comey and other intelligence chiefs testified before Congress on Monday about claims Russia meddled in last year's US presidential election. Asked whether alleged Russian influence chan... more »

Presumably because of their proven track record

U.S. To Present Plan To Allies On Defeating The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Newsweek*: *68 Nations Involved in Fighting ISIS Gather to Hear Trump Plan* The coalition of 68 nations supporting the U.S. in the war against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, were scheduled to gather Wednesday in Washington to hear President Donald Trump's strategy for defeating the jihadists in the Middle East. Shortly after taking office in late January, Trump signed a presidential memorandum compelling defense officials to come up with a plan to battle ISIS within 30 days, and the Pentagon reportedly delivered a draft last month. No s... more »

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Surrounded cats.

The social cost of carbon (SCC) regulations

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 1 day ago
By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte, and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program also calls […]

Syrian War News Updates -- March 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *A rebel push on Damascus shows that Syria’s war is far from over* BEIRUT — An unexpected rebel push on Damascus has brought Syria’s civil war to the heart of its capital for the first time in years, spreading panic among residents and serving as a reminder that the conflict is far from over. Streets emptied and many shops and schools were closed for a third day Tuesday as battles raged on the eastern edge of the city, where the rebels launched their surprise assault over the weekend. Mortar shells crashed into residential neighborhoods, jets streaked overhead,... more »

Trump Lays Waste To Globalism To Fired Up Crowd: Louisville Rally

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“Globalism” is a euphemism for the process towards a fascist One World Government, the endtimes empire of the Anti-Christ. end

They Thought She was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip from Sex Trafficking Victim

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
They Thought She was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip from Sex Trafficking Victim by Daniel Lang of The Daily Sheeple If someone walks into a hospital and claims that they’re being tracked, and that they need to have a tracking device removed, there’s a pretty good chance that they’re going to be sent to a mental […]

Gingrich: Comey Was Pathetic, A Good Political Hatchet Job For The Democrats

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Gingrich: Comey Was Pathetic, A Good Political Hatchet Job For The Democrats by Rick Wells, http://rickwells.us/ Newt Gingrich joined Martha MacCallum for a review of the day’s events in regard to the House Intelligence Committee hearings and the testimony of FBI Director James Comey in particular. He leads off by saying, “It’s disturbing to look at the […]

‘Bias’ & ‘Pessimistic’: 70 MPs Slam BBC for ‘Anti-Brexit’ Coverage

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Practically all the western MSM are Illuminist owned/controlled. Published on Mar 21, 2017 More than 70 British MPs are accusing the BBC of anti-Brexit bias, in its coverage of the country’s decision to quit the EU. They’ve signed an open letter saying ‘Leave’ supporters didn’t get as much airtime in the aftermath of the referendum. […]

9/11 Victims’ Families File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
9/11 was an inside job, planned by the western Illuminati and executed via the CIA and Mossad. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. The Saudis are the lower level minions in the Illuminati’s hierarchy. – There are NO evidence of Afghanistan and Iraq involvement in 9/11. Why did America invaded and attacked both these […]

Newt Rips into Comey, Calls Today’s Testimony ‘Pathetic’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Newt Rips into Comey, Calls Today’s Testimony ‘Pathetic’ by The Real Fly, http://www.zerohedge.com We all knew the shills at the FBI were ‘investigating’ Russian phantoms, hoping to find more nothing. If we learned anything at all from today’s morose testimony by James Comey it is that he’s unwilling to confirm investigations were underway, or even […]

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘You Are My Enemy’ By ANOHNI

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
There are few musicians creating bold and impassioned music that goes to the root of global problems among humanity. ANOHNI is one of those artists. Her 2016 album, “Hopelessness,” explored destruction of the planet, warfare, and the surveillance state. She used direct and specific language as she grappled with these The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘You Are My Enemy’ By ANOHNI appeared first on Shadowproof.

Russia, an alleged coup and Montenegro's bid for NATO membership

Vesko Garcevic, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Boston University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Testifying before a congressional committee, FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that his agency is investigating links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. While this investigation continues, Americans should be reminded of the signs of Russian interference in democratic processes outside the U.S. – specifically, in the Balkans. Small but strategic Recently, British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed concern over Moscow’s apparent involvement in an attempted coup in my home country. From 2010 to 2015, I was the ambassador to NATO from Montenegro, a young democrac... more »

Children understand far more about other minds than long believed

Henrike Moll, Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Don't underestimate what I get about the world around me. Baby image via www.shutterstock.com. Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking. Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, who is credited with founding the scientific study of children’s thinking, was convinced that preschool children cannot consider what goes on in the minds of others. Jean Piaget had many insights, but sold kids short in some ways. Michiganensian The interviews and experiments he conducted with kids in the middle of the 20th century ... more »

Video games encourage Indigenous cultural expression

Elizabeth LaPensée, Assistant Professor of Media and Information and Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, Michigan State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Indigenous games like 'Honour Water' can teach Indigenous values and ceremonial practices. Honour Water/Elizabeth LaPensée, CC BY-ND Video games are robust forms of creative expression merging design, code, art and sound. Unfortunately, many games misrepresent or appropriate from Indigenous communities by falling back on stereotypes or including cultural content without involving Indigenous people in the development process. But done right, games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where Indigenous people (meaning First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Native American, Maori, Ab... more »

Microwave Towers & Faster Downloads: The Hidden Health Impact of Wireless Communications

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Benjamin Nowland* - Are we playing God with the electromagnetic environment? The post Microwave Towers & Faster Downloads: The Hidden Health Impact of Wireless Communications appeared first on Waking Times.

US B-52 Destroys Hotel Used By The Islamic State As Their HQ In Mosul (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Drive: **Watch a B-52 Obliterate This Massive ISIS Held Hotel In Mosul* It was one of Mosul's nicest and largest hotels before becoming an ISIS stronghold. As the fight for Mosul enters its final and likely bloodiest stage, coalition airpower is stacked high above the city delivering precision air support. The hardest hitting weapon in the coalition's forward-deployed arsenal is the B-52H Stratofortress, which, like the B-1Bs before them, have provided a massive weapons magazine in the sky that can orbit for hours on end and provide precision attacks as well as limited surv... more »

Looks Like Renacci Will Be The Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate For The Trump Party-- At Least For Now

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Rep. Jim Renacci (R), backstage, shakes hands with some old rocker from the past* John Kasich will be termed out as Ohio governor next year. It looks like 4 well-known Republicans-- ex-Senator Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Secretary of State Jon Husted and, as of yesterday, Congressman Jim Renacci-- and an unknown number of Democrats-- from ex-Congressmembers Betty Sutton and Dennis Kucinich, ex-state Rep. Connie Pillich, Columbus ex-Mayor Michael Coleman and ex-state Sen. Nina Turner to CFPB Director Richard Cordray, state Senate minority leader Joe Schiavoni. Judges Bill O'... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City of Mosul -- News Updates March 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CBS*:* ISIS battles U.S.-backed troops to vicious standoff in Mosul* MOSUL -- We witnessed first-hand just how vicious a street battle the fight for western Mosul has become. Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out from every direction. It was hard to know where to take cover. Iraqi soldiers dashed across the street, dodging fire from an ISIS sniper. A mortar exploded behind us. This is what the fight to recapture the Old City of Iraq’s second-largest metropolis has become and, right now, it’s clear ISIS still has the upper hand. Iraqi forces’ armored vehicles can’t get through ... more »

Did Mike Huckabee’s Son Kill a Dog?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The son of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee once killed a dog at Boy Scout camp, but the circumstances surrounding the act are unclear.