Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Wild Free and Happy Sample 09
[Note: This is the ninth sample from my rough draft of a far from finished new book, Wild, Free, & Happy. I don’t plan on reviewing more books for a while. My blog is home to reviews of 199 books, and you are very welcome to explore them. The Search field on the right side will find words in the full contents of all rants and reviews, if you are interested in specific authors, titles, or subjects
Wild Free and Happy Sample 08
[Note: This is the eighth sample from my rough draft of a far from finished new book, Wild, Free, & Happy . I don’t plan on reviewing more books for a while. My blog is home to reviews of 199 books, and you are very welcome to explore them. The Search field on the right side will find words in the full contents of all rants and reviews, if you are interested in specific authors, titles, or subjec
Deep Adaptation
Jem Bendell, Professor of Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cumbria, U.K., wrote a paper titled “Deep Adaptation.” Previously, he had been involved in the standard corporate-oriented stuff — Sustainable Development™, Sustainable Growth™, and so on. He eventually realized that these have little relationship to genuine ecological sustainability. He also came to realize that climate cha


what i'm reading: solitary raven: the essential writings of bill reid
I'm supposed to be writing about the Jackie Robinson biography, which I finished weeks ago, but so far I haven't been motivated to do so. I finished another Wallander mystery -- my "in between" book -- but the next bio on my list , the new one about Frederick Douglass, hasn't come in yet. So I looked for something on my own bookshelf that I've been meaning to read, and found this: Solitary Raven:
walking the walk: if canada is serious about reconciliation, the senate must pass bill c-262
Canadians, contact the Senate. Urge them to work together to pass Private Member's Bill C-262 , "An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ". My own letter included at the end of this post, in the hope that it will help you write your own. * * * * Is Canada serious about reconciliation? The Truth and Reconciliat
how to eat tuna
Some years ago, after reading about overfishing and the horrendous state of our oceans, I vowed to stop eating tuna . Certain species of tuna are on the brink of extinction, thanks to soaring demand and modern fishing methods. Plus, the "eating fish is good for you" equation has changed because of the presence of mercury in many fish, especially tuna. I decided to put tuna in the same category as
winter hike: beaver lake and port alice
We've had so many gloriously cold and sunny days! I don't know if that's unusual for January and February or if I was oversold on the rain, but I love it. The temperature will range from around -3C to +4C (mid-20s to about 40 F), which barely qualifies as cold, and combined with bright sunshine, is some of my favourite weather. Last weekend, we hiked in the Beaver Lake Recreation Trail -- the firs
things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #30
At the Port Hardy Library, we've been hosting visits from the local First Nations school, from the the Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Nations. (That is pronounced GWA-sala Nak-wah-da.) The children have been absolutely lovely, and although my contact with them is brief, I'm enjoying it so much. It's especially wonderful to have the tweens and teens in the library, which is a change for our library. We've be
making the move from plastic to glass food storage
Pyrex! I bought these! I love them! For the longest time, I've had a very large collection of plastic food storage containers. Allan and I have always brought most of our meals to work -- for healthy eating, for convenience (I'd rather not spend any part of my meal break foraging), and to economize. I also tend to cook in batches, plus of course there are always leftovers. Eons ago, when I bought


Tanzania's Court Sentences Chinese National Charged with Ivory Trafficking to 15 Years in Prison
Yang Fenglan was regarded as the 'ivory queen' because of her role in smuggling ivory out of Tanzania to international ivory buyers supplying consumers in Asia. The long-awaited verdict follows a new approach by Tanzanian authorities of using intelligence-led law enforcement work implemented by the National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit that targets all levels of wildlife cr
Threats to rhinos remain despite drop in South Africa's 2018 poaching numbers
Poaching losses in the rhino stronghold of the Kruger National Park declined from 504 in 2017 to 421 in 2018, in parallel with ongoing efforts to bring the situation under control. During the course of the year a total of 229 alleged poachers were arrested inside and adjacent to the Kruger National Park, 40 more than in 2017. However, the Kruger has also seen a rise in elephant poaching to 71 kil


Project Blue Book and Lt. Col. Robert Friend
Many of my colleagues in the UFO community are unhappy with History’s Project Blue Book. While it is true that it is very loosely based on the Blue Book files and that it takes great liberties with the stories, it is also true that many of those who were involved with Blue Book in some capacity are not as offended. I have talked with Paul Hynek who gave me the family’s opinion of the show. I have
X-Zone Broadcast Network - Christopher Montgomery
My most recent guest was Christopher Montgomery, a self-described “true believer,” whose book, UFO’s: A Scientific Inquiry was the subject of the discussion. You can listen to the abbreviated program here (and learn why it was abbreviated): The whole point was to discuss some of the claims made in his book about MJ-12, Maury Island, Gerald Anderson, Phili
History's Project Blue Book - Chiles-Whitted
Well, they’ve finally done it. Slipped completely off the rails. The latest episode bears almost no relation to the sighting on which it was based. I mean (SPOILERS) that it opens with Hynek either reviewing what was the Chiles-Whitted sighting in The Chiles-Whitted Illustrations. 1948, or having been on the aircraft to see it himself. It’s not overly clear which it was, but I would guess Hynek w
X-Zone Broadcast Network - Paul Hynek
In a change of pace, rather than interview, I chatted with Paul Hynek about History’s Project Blue Book . This all came about, as I have mentioned, because I wondered how the Hynek family was reacting to the program. Many of us thought that J. Allen Hynek would be upset by the way he was presented. Paul thought his father would sit there, a big bowl of popcorn in his lap, and enjoy what he was wa
Project Blue Book - Episode 6 - Green Fireballs
Although the episode had the underpinnings of the Green Fireballs, the lights displayed on the screen bore little resemblance to the real thing. The TV lights acted more like the Foo Fighters and other displays of nocturnal lights. This was probably intension on the part of the series creators. Some believed the Green Fireballs were actually meteors. There is a thread developing in the show that
Project Blue Book Episode Seven - Sonny Desvergers, The Florida Scoutmaster
Last night we were treated to the Florida Scoutmaster case which was moved to Ohio for some unknown reason. The drama, as it played out did follow, to some extent, the true events on which the episode was based. We did have scouts and a scoutmaster except in this case he was armed because he liked to hunt. When they saw lights out among the trees, the scoutmaster advanced, fired a shot or two, an


Anti-Semitism, Transmisogyny and the Nazi Imaginary
The title of this excellent installment of Politics Theory Other certainly deserves a wide audience. In this interview, Joni-Alizah Cohen looks at the role the value form plays in the constitution of anti-semitic and transmisogynist tropes with the Nazis as her case study. An original and interesting approach useful to understanding how they operate today. As ever, any support you can give is muc
Chris Leslie and Elitist Politics
In her Newsnight interview with Kirsty Wark, Anna Soubry batted away questions about the politics of the newly-minted Independent Group by saying this was "something new". As this could not pertain to the tired return of warmed over Blairism (with a full-throated shout out for George Osborne, in Soubz's case), it must be something specific to TIG itself. Plenty of people have noted this is not a
The Labour Politics of a Second Referendum
Politics is weird. At party conference last September, Labour passed a motion committing it to a second referendum in the event of Parliament rejecting Theresa May's Brexit deal, and if, for its part, it couldn't force a general election. Well, here we are in February 2019. May, you will recall, has suffered the largest defeat in parliamentary history, and lost a further vote endorsing her Brexit
Thoughts on The Independent Group
On Friday night, Alex Doherty of the ever-excellent Politics Theory Other podcast and, um, me settled down to have a chat about TInG, the Labour right and politics more generally. This sesh was very much a case of thinking aloud! As ever, Politics Theory Other needs your listens and your support. Please give Alex a follow on the Twitter , and while you're at it the podcast too . And if you have a
Armin van Buuren feat. Bonnie McKee - Lonely For You
Not dead and have plenty more to say. Will be back tomorrow.
Is The Independent Group a Wind-Up?
Is The Independent Group a wind up? We'll pass over Luciana Berger fluffing her lines and introducing herself as the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree at the launch. TIG is incorporated as a private company to get around donation reporting rules for political parties. This move, which is without precedent as far as the party affiliation of sitting parliamentarians is concerned, is about preventin


The difference between commies and conservatives...
in one very important area. Lately, I've noticed how many conservatives on different social media platforms say that their family/friends/coworkers are in-your-face liberal commie types. And how do they react? Glad you asked. They keep their mouths shut in order to maintain a semblance of peace. So let me make sure I understand this phenomena. Commies (the Empty Cortex types) are allowed to demea
Is it becoming more clear how deranged the left is?...
this is not your garden variety deranged, but a full blown psychotic break with reality. Quick Takes Jussie Whoever: Imagine being such a nobody that no one hates you enough to send you threatening letters so you have to send them to yourself. What's next Jussie, love letters? And he gets to wander down to the station whenever it pleases him , while sexy Paul Manafort the Great is confronted with
American Thinker's about how to argue with a commie/marxit/libtard article is missing the most important point...
once you argue with a lefty, you've lost. From American Thinker 4 Liberal Arguments against the Wall and How to Beat Them After so many waves of propaganda against the wall, many Americans are forgetting why they originally wanted it. It has therefore become necessary to expose these bad arguments so that the Democrats do not succeed in subverting the great gift President Trump is offering the Am
Listen up Maxine Waters: I'm proud to be a "non-patriot"...
if you're an example of a "patriot" “And those people who want the wall are not not patriots, they’re not people who love this country, they’re not people who stand up for what’s right, and so we’ve got to resist this president and this so-called fake emergency." A lone "non-patriot" Trump supporter was brave enough to wade into the angry crowd with an American flag. They stole his hat and told h
Trump speech to Venezuelan Community 2/18...
wonderful. With bonus introduction by Melania Trump. The windup of this speech actually brought me to tears. MAGA! Amazon Save 20% and more on cold & flu essentials
Warren Wilhelm aka Bill de Blasio "tries" to correct Empty Cortex about Amazon and gets it wrong...
by blaming Amazon. “I have no problem with my fellow progressives critiquing a deal or wanting more from Amazon — I wanted more from Amazon, too,” de Blasio said. “The bottom line is, this was an example of an abuse of corporate power. They had an agreement with the people of New York City.” source No, Warren - Amazon had a deal with the representatives of the people of New York. Those representa


Mohawk Nation News 'Extinguishment?'
Mohawk Nation News 'Extinguishment?' .Read article at .
WALKING-- Through Snowy Sierras to Cave Rock, Longest Walk 2019 Photos by Bad Bear
H . Longest Walk 2019 Photos by Long Walker and Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson. From Pollock Pines through the snowy Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe to Cave Rock, into Paiute and Western Shoshone lands. Walking for Indigenous women and children, murdered and missing Indigenous peoples, sovereignty and
Land Defender Assassinated in Morales, Mexico -- Zapatistas Statement
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Walking for Murdered and Missing Indigenous, into the Snow at Pollack Pines, Longest Walk 2019
Walking for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Photos by Longwalker, Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Today walkers walked 19 miles, and into the snow at Pollack Pines, headed for Paiute and Western Shoshone lands in Nevada. Feb. 21, 2019 Longest Walk 2019 11 Point Plan .
Snapshots from the Road by Bad Bear, Longest Walk 2019, Outside Sacramento Today
Photos by Longwalker, Photojournalist Western Shoshone Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson Today on Longest Walk 2019 Feb. 20, 2019 Walking to honor Indigenous children, women, sovereignty and more. Longest Walk 2019, 11 Point Plan .


Alternatives to DNA-Based Life
The question of whether or not we would recognize extraterrestrial life if we encountered it used to occupy mathematician and historian Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), who commented on the matter in a memorable episode of his 1973 BBC documentary The Ascent of Man . “Were the chemicals here on Earth at the time when life began unique to us? We used to think so. But the most recent evidence is differ
Ultima Thule at Highest Resolution
One of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve been involved with lately was with Ryan Ferris, who runs the podcast Cosmic Tortoise from Christchurch, New Zealand. Ryan’s questions were sharp and of a philosophic bent, plumbing issues like the purpose and direction of human exploration. From Thor Heyerdahl’s extraordinary experiments at shipbuilding and navigation to the impulses that took Polynesian
Hayabusa2: Asteroid Touchdown
For those of you who’ve been asking, I think the best way to keep up with the Hayabusa2 mission to asteroid Ryugu is via Twitter, @haya2e_jaxa . The news continues to percolate via websites and various publications, with a sustained ripple when the spacecraft successfully tested its sample mechanism and touched down on the asteroid. I’ll remind you too that the mission team now offers updated sys
A White Dwarf with Puzzling Rings
Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 is a project worth investigating. Using a database drawn from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 is probing the cosmos at infrared wavelengths. Volunteers search the WISE data in a ‘citizen science’ effort that has already discovered more than 1,000 likely brown dwarfs. Now we have news of an intriguing white dwarf showing appare
In Wildness is the Preservation of the World: ‘Silent Running’ and Our Choice of Futures
Centauri Dreams’ resident film critic Larry Klaes continues his in-depth look at science fiction movies with 1972’s Silent Running, whose protagonist is faced with a stark choice far from home. The film rode the era’s surging interest in environmentalism, and while overshadowed in the memory of many of us by 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (and what SF film isn’t?), it has interesting connections wi
Breakthrough Propulsion Study
Ideas on interstellar propulsion are legion, from fusion drives to antimatter engines, beamed lightsails and deep space ramjets, not to mention Orion-class fusion-bomb devices. We’re starting to experiment with sails, though beaming energy to a space sail is still an unrealized, though near-term, project. But given the sheer range of concepts out there and the fact that almost all are at the earl


Another twist in the ‘Kamikaze Campaign’ pretzel – Callaway campaign manager fined, fired, vows fight
The manager of Jeff Callaway’s 2017 campaign to lead the United Conservative Party was slapped with $15,000 in fines yesterday by Alberta’s Election Commissioner for “obstruction of an investigation.” Talk about fear and loathing on the campaign trail! This strange yarn has more twists than a fairground pretzel! From the UCP’s perspective, the party would probably be just as happy if this confusi
Has a UCP candidate voiced what her party really thinks, its leader’s pledge notwithstanding, about two-tier health care?
If you wonder what the United Conservative Party really thinks about how health care ought to be run in Alberta, perhaps you should ask if Miranda Rosin instead of Jason Kenney, he of the Coroplast Pledge. Ms. Rosin is the UCP’s candidate in the new Banff-Kananaskis riding. Mr. Kenney is the party’s leader, of course, and as we now know, its Decider as well. The plastic pledge mentioned above was
The stars of the NDP firmament are aligning today for someone in Burnaby South – it remains to be seen if it’s Jagmeet Singh
Even if all the New Democrats vote Liberal and all the Liberals vote NDP in the Burnaby South by-election today, the outcome could be a very close one. It’s rude of me to mention this just now, of course, but you have to admit something like this could very well happen. After all, only 547 votes separated the two parties in the last federal election, when becoming mayor of Vancouver was still jus
On the Come Up, young adult fiction by Angie Thomas, tops Audreys Books fiction bestsellers
Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton during the week ended Feb. 17, 2019. The lists are compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. On the Come Up (Young Adult) – Angie Thomas 2. Love and Ruin – Paula McLain 3. The Friend – Sigrid Nunez 4. The Flame – Leonard Cohen 5. The Lost Gir
National Energy Board ruling on Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion leaves everyone deep in their message boxes
Common sense would suggest the recommendation of the National Energy Board yesterday that Ottawa approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project despite significant risks to the environment is a small but significant step toward eventual completion of the controversial multi-billion-dollar megaproject. But as was already evident in the immediate reaction to the NEB’s announcement in Calgary
Where’s the beef? Smells like what Restaurants Canada is serving you is nothing but baloney!
Baloney: a large smoked, seasoned sausage made of various meats. Where’s the beef? In an opinion piece in the Calgary Herald last week, Restaurants Canada claimed that “a perfect storm of tax increases and painful policy changes … have worsened conditions for restaurants over the past four years.” This was part of a campaign opposing Alberta’s $15-per-hour minimum wage, as well as the NDP Governm


From Jenna Orkin Open Letter to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Venezuela - Stan Goff Green New Deal: Scope, Scale and Implicatio...
From Jenna Orkin Open Letter to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Venezuela - Stan Goff Green New Deal: Scope, Scale and Implications Concrete, the Most Destructive Material on Earth I n the time it takes you to read this sentence, the global building industry will have poured more than 19,000 bathtubs of concrete. By the time you are halfway through this article, the volume would fill the Albert Hall and sp
From Jenna Orkin Fresno's Freedom School Changing the Narrative on Farming for Black Youth Former Aetna Medical Directo...
From Jenna Orkin Fresno's Freedom School Changing the Narrative on Farming for Black Youth Former Aetna Medical Director Admits to Never Reviewing Patients' Records Before Denying Care Fifty Million Gallons of Polluted Water Pours Daily from US Mine Sites Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators "The moderators told me it’s a place where the conspiracy videos and memes that they see each day gradually
From Jenna Orkin Supreme Court Will Consider Letting Groundwater Pollution Escape Regulation Under Clean Water Act Call...
From Jenna Orkin Supreme Court Will Consider Letting Groundwater Pollution Escape Regulation Under Clean Water Act Call to Halt an Illegal Invasion of Venezuela - Kevin Tillman (brother of Pat Tillman whose death by friendly fire in Afghanistan revealed.) Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protests in Statehouses Nationwide Venezuelan border clash leaves 2 dead and 300 injured as
From Jenna Orkin Nearly Half of FDNY First Responders Have a WTC Illness And we haven't even passed the twenty year mar...
From Jenna Orkin Nearly Half of FDNY First Responders Have a WTC Illness And we haven't even passed the twenty year mark. - JO Stop the Online Conspiracy Theorists Before They Break Democracy Same old muddying of the waters with patent idiocy. - JO China’s CRISPR Twins Might Have Had Their Brains Inadvertently Enhanced Airplane Seat Cameras Could Be Your New Spy in the Sky German Police Lose All
From Jenna Orkin Decryption Key for Law Firm Emails in Hacked 9/11 Case Released Trump Nominates Man Whose Firm Tripled...
From Jenna Orkin Decryption Key for Law Firm Emails in Hacked 9/11 Case Released Trump Nominates Man Whose Firm Tripled Price of Insulin to Regulate Drug Companies Federal Prosecutors Broke Law in Jeffrey Epstein Case, Judge Rules Saudi Arabia and China strike $10 billion oil deal, brush off Khashoggi killing, Xinjiang Muslim camps What's Up With Australia's 80 Tonnes Of Gold At The Bank Of Engla
From Jenna Orkin US Cities Burn Recyclables Afte r China Bans Imports Glyphosate Persists in Wild Edible Plants Cracks ...
From Jenna Orkin US Cities Burn Recyclables Afte r China Bans Imports Glyphosate Persists in Wild Edible Plants Cracks in Evangelical Church Jurors in 'El Chapo' Guzman's trial reportedly blew off the judge's warnings, and his lawyers may challenge his conviction over it Over At Last? AG Barr To Announce End Of Mueller Probe Next Week: CNN "Go F*ck Yourself" - Tucker Carlson Bursts Into Expletive


BWorld 295, Growth and electric cooperatives
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last February 19, 2019. On the Philippines’ GDP growth rates, the good news is that from 2010 to 2018, the Philippines has been growing above 6% yearly except in 2011. High growth was experienced in 2010 with 7.6% (recovery from 2008-2009 global financial turmoil) and 2013 (election year) with 7.1%. The bad news is that these growth rates are not enough. The P
Plunderers are above the law
Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. are convicted plunderers in connection with the Napoles pork barrel scam, were put to jail in the previous administration. Enrile was freed "due to health reasons" while Estrada and Revilla were later freed under the present administration. See .
Energy 121, US oil and natgas production
US crude oil production: (1) End of Bush Jr's term 5.0 million barrels per day (mbpd), (2) End of Obama 1st term 7.0 mbpd, (3) End of Obama 2nd term 8.8 mbpd, (4) Trump 2+ years 12.0 mbpd. Or an increase of 3.8 mbpd after 8 years of Obama, and increase of 3.2 mbpd after 2 years and 2 months. Saudi and Russia oil production ab
BWorld 294, The freedom to fly
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last February 15, 2019. “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” — Leonardo da Vinci (Italian polymath, 1452 — 1519) While I have been to many ASEAN countries, it was only recently that I have visited some South Asian countries like India (M
Trump-Kim 2, the second summit in Vietnam
Vietnam as venue of the second Trump-Kim summit next week is perfect, good model for N.Korea transition: (1) VN is politically socialist but economically capitalist, (2) VN has no nukes yet politically secure, (3) VN was a former US enemy and later embraced the US as economic and military partner, (4) VN is an ASEAN member, the association is 3rd biggest consumer bloc in the world (about 650 M co
LGU bureaucratism, Guimaras restrictions on mango harvest and selling
An Iloilo-based American friend, Bruce Hall, posted this photo in my fb wall the other day with this note: "Nonoy, as I departed Guimaras yesterday, I saw this sign at the ferry terminal, very prominently displayed. One cannot harvest one's own mangoes without government approval, even if they are damaged from a typhoon! Even with government approval, you are forbidden to harvest your mangoes whe


How Banksters Control the Professions
(left, The professor has no clothes) The Fed is owned by a syndicate of mostly foreign-based Jewish Masons. They create the medium of exchange ("currency" "credit") in the form of a debt to themselves, something our government could do debt-and-interest-free. This exceptional 2009 article reveals why economists don't blow the whistle on this mind-boggling scam. The template described below is dup
A credible source who was a waiter at a Michelin 3-Star restaurant in NYC in the late 1990s, when Ivanka was about 17-y...
A credible source who was a waiter at a Michelin 3-Star restaurant in NYC in the late 1990s, when Ivanka was about 17-years-old says he witnessed Trump diddling his daughter's genitals under the table on two occasions. Apart from the serious private implications, this report, if true, has public relevance. Could Trump be blackmailed by members of his own family? Is this why Ivanka and her husband
Fait Accompli -- Communist NWO is Gradually Unwrapped
We think of the NWO as something being imposed on us. More accurately, the wraps are being removed on something that already exists. Western society is de facto Masonic - Communist & Zionist by Henry Makow PhD Corporations taking a political stand, the same stand is unprecedented. What does it mean when Fortune 500 companies attack our gender, race and national identity with one voice? Gillette t
Bernie Sanders is a Freemason & Communist
(left, Robbin' Hood) Bernie Sanders boasts that a million volunteers have signed up to support his 2020 Presidential campaign. It's the old Commie trick. Promise freebees for votes. Bernie Sanders is an atheistic Communist, essentially a Satanist tool of the bankers he chastises . His Jewish socialism and "spirituality" amount to promising other people's money to underachievers in return for thei
Britain Brutally Crushed Palestinian Revolt (1936-1939)
(Left, Palestinian women guerillas) The Palestine Arab Revolt (1936-1939) against Jewish migration has been flushed down the memory hole. The British did the Jews' dirty work . Only the arrival of massive British reinforcements--which brought troop strength to over 20,000 by 1938--and the intensive use of air power was able to break the back of the revolt. 10 per cent of adult male Palestinians w
Nazis Helped This Rabbi Escape from Poland --Why?
(Trump, his father, Hitler and Chabad leadership have Masonic hand sign in common) Is a satanist Jewish supremacist cult called Chabad, the "head of the Illuminati snake?" The VIP treatment afforded its leader Menachem Schneerson by top Nazi and US officials in 1941 suggests that WW2 was an Illuminati charade. Nazi and Cabalist views of the Master Race and subhumans were mirror-images. This story


Not Here To Behave: What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Shirley Chisholm Have in Common
The elections of Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) were victories for social movements, and two progressive “outsiders” are now on the inside. But what can the Left expect from these insurgent Democrats? The lives of Shirley Chisholm and Ella Jo Baker, two 20th century political figures who challenged the establishment of their day while maintaining strong moveme
Trump’s Deranged Border Wall Plan, In 11 Statistics
President Donald Trump’s myopic push to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border reveals the violence and brutality at the center of his border policies. At the end of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, Congressional negotiators earlier this month approved the allocation of around $1.4 billion to border security, a number much lower than the $5.7 billion Donald Trump originally dem
The War Criminal Elliott Abrams and the Liberals Who Love Him
Practically the entire American political establishment and corporate press are repeating the Trump administration’s claims to have humanitarian motives in Venezuela. As that administration inches closer to full-blown military invasion, whether direct or by proxy, it behooves us to look into the track record of the officials steering this so-called “humanitarian policy.” None other are more deser
How Third Way Democrats Could Get Trump Re-elected
In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president with the help of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), the powerhouse of centrist Democrats of which he had been president. The DLC shut down in 2011 , but this creature of the Third Way did not slither into the sunset. Rather, it shed its skin and emerged in 2017 as New Democracy, a political action committee. New Democracy is coiled to strike in 20
It’s Not Enough To Elect Progressives—Movements Must Have a Role in Governing
This piece is in response to "Lots of Presidential Candidates Talk a Good Talk. Look at Their Records Instead." and "Why We Should Believe Campaign Promises." The 2020 presidential election, for many of us, will be the fight of our lifetime. We need a president who will take bold action on the issues shaping the lives of people in the multiracial working class. That means building an economy that
Elizabeth Warren’s Universal Child Care Plan Is a Good Start. Other 2020 Candidates Can Up the Ante.
One of the most outrageous features of American life is our lack of a functional child care system. When it comes to child care, we’re disgracefully behind the rest of the world. The statistics are hair-raising : For two-earner families in the United States, average child care costs are more than twice as high, as a percentage of family income, as they are in many other developed countries in the


Argentina: Santa Cruz Labor Unionist Claims Seeing UFO
Source: Fundacion Argentina de Ovnilogia (FAO) and Tiempo Sur ( Date: 02.20.2019 Argentina: Santa Cruz Labor Unionist Claims Seeing UFO Daniel Vidal, General Secretary of the Municipal Workers and Employees Union (Sindicato de Obreros y Empleados Municipales de Puerto Deseado), claims having seen an unidentified flying object (UFO). "It was large, rectangular and full of lights,
Argentina: Mysterious UFO Over Berisso
Source: Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía Date: 02.23.2019 Argentina: Mysterious UFO over Berisso Luis Burgos reports: At 20:45 hours on Wednesday, February 20, Angeles, V. and Juan N., a married couple, witnessed the slow, high-altitude transit of an arrow-headed luminous object, whose wide open sides displayed some ten or twelve linked spherical lights. The intruder, flying on an apparent North-
Spain: When UFOs Came to Montequinto
Source: Planeta UFO and ABCdeSevilla (Spain) Date: 02.25.2019 Spain: When UFOs Came to Montequinto By Jose Manuel García Bautista "One of the saucers mentioned in the press!" thought a witness when the phenomenon appeared before him. It was on June 24, 1947 when American pilot Kenneth Arnold saw those strange flying shapes over Mount Rainier, giving rise from that moment on to the age of 'flying
Argentina: Resident of Merlo Records Alleged UFO in Cordoba
Source: Planeta UFO and El Diario de la República (Argentina) Date: February 23, 2019 Argentina: Resident of Merlo Records Alleged UFO in Cordoba Christian Poce was out for a drive with his family when he managed to record an object hovering on a hillside. The incident took place on Wednesdey in the vicinity of Rio de los Sauces, Cordoba. He claims it was a UFO. As the saying goes, believe it or
CE3K: A Humanoid Encounter in Shadow of the Eclipse
CE3K: A Humanoid Encounter in Shadow of the Eclipse By Luis Burgos (FAO-ICOU) Introduction Within the phenomenology of strictly physical humanoid encounters we find two types of close encounters: Related entities, with a UFO sighting, and Unrelated entities, in which no object whatsoever is readily visible. It is obvious that the first are the juiciest for research and analysis, but even so, reco
Spain: Two New UFOs Recorded at La Rioja's "ET Base"
Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and (Spain) Date: 02.15.2019 Spain: Two New UFOs Recorded at La Rioja's "ET Base It was only a few weeks ago that the paranormal world was rocked by images recorded by a drone at La Rioja. An unidentified flying object suddenly appeared on the scene, and theories concerning its nature spread like wildfire. To the "Verdad Oculta" (Hidden Truth


One in Five Kids Growing Up in War Zone
The other day someone implicitly challenged me - what right do I have to stand up to governments and corporations and tell them what to do? Although I think finding the best path forward is fraught and must be multi-stakeholder in process, its clear what paths forward are DELETERIOUS and should be abandoned immediately: Chen, Michelle (2019, Feb 26). 1 in 5 Children Live in a War Zone. The Nation
'Fukushima Speaks’ Explores Lives of Survivors
'Fukushima Speaks’ Explores Lives of Survivors On Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Fukushima Support Committee will host the North America premiere of “Fukushima Speaks,” a compelling feature-length documentary by award-winning director and independent journalist Toshikuni Doi. The screening will take place at Art S
Evacuation Order Lifted for Okuma Fukushima - Daiichi Still Steamy
Evacuation orders lifted in Fukushima Prefecture raise questions about reactor safety at Fukushima Daiichi I: Hideyuki Miura and Daiki Ishizuka. (2019, Feb 20). Host town of crippled nuke plant to lift evacuation order THE ASAHI SHIMBUN OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--An evacuation order will be lifted for two districts here as early as April....
Tomari Nuclear Plant Reported Unaffected by 5.8 Quake in Hokkaido
A significant quake in Japan has resulted in no major damage, according to reports: M5.8 quake hits Hokkaido but no major damage reported. The Mainichi, Hokkaido Electric Power Co. said no abnormality was detected at its idled Tomari nuclear power plant. Netc is reporting no elevated radiation levels at this time.
The Panopticon Perplex
Tolkin's Dark Lord Sauron used a magic all-seeing orb to oversee and intervene in the affairs of Middle Earth - Now we have our own counterpart The Panopticon Perplex - Big Other, 5G and the Telecom 'Coup from Above' Waking up Watched and Behaviorally Modified in Surveillance Society By James Heddle - EON On On What You Can Do to Fight the Telecom Coup
Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 and Other News
No comment needed on this story: Abe nominated Trump for the Nobel at behest of Washington THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Acceding to a request from Washington, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize around autumn for engaging with North Korea, Japanese government sources said Feb. 16. According to the sou


There is a national emergency, and the Judiciary should expedite its role!
The fuse on this issue has been burnning for more than a score of years. While the explosion has yet to occur, aspects of the […]
Notes for to consider concerning the national emergency at the border
The Southern border crisis has existed since the early 1990’s. Both political parties have done nothing to gain control of the problem. The following political […]
At last a declaration of emergency for the illegal immigrant invasion of decades!
A President who will act to defend the United States of America, our national sovereignty, and our ability to control our own border! Thank you […]
To Americans forty and under, your heritage has been stolen, take it back!
Do you understand the phrase “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”? When you see that phrase do you get angry or curious? Do you know what it […]
Trump, Mega-hypocrite
For Donald Trump, we can only deal in superlatives, the negative kind. Rendering no surprise, considering his total lack of principle, his trademark immigration policy […]
Democrats begin fishing expeditions intended for headlines… but America’s security is on hold
Recently, in a conversation with a friend of more than forty years, a man of color, he inferred that our desire for a wall on […]


Ford's Mission
Ontario premier Doug Ford is a cauldron of contradictions. Heather Mallick writes : People often claim to be economic conservatives and social liberals. Why? To get along with other people, to lower the intensity. But Ford is the first Ontario politician to have come out as economically liberal and socially conservative. He spends freely, he acts as if Etobicoke were a farm in Lanark County, and
Manafort And Trump
Over the weekend, Robert Mueller's suggestions for Paul Manafort's sentence were made public. The document was, in fact, a tome. Heather Digby Parton writes : As it turned out, the memorandum wasn’t filed until Saturday afternoon and it turned out to be a richly detailed 800-page document about Paul Manafort’s sordid history of criminality. There is little doubt that this man has spent a lifetime
Mitch McConnell And The Inflection Point
William Rivers Pitt has written a really interesting piece on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Pitt believes McConnell is a valuable teacher: He teaches us in graphic fashion how not to be. In his own words, McConnell shines a light down that road to ruin — his road, his way — and compels us for our own sake to choose the other route. He serves to make the decision binary: zero vs. one, no
The Militarization Of Liberal Democracies
William Davis writes in The New York Times that we are witnessing an ominous phenomenon: A good indication of liberalism’s declining health is the rising profile of the military in domestic politics. As the clock ticks down on Britain’s Brexit negotiations and the prospect of “no deal” rises, the fallback of military security looms into view. Britain’s defense secretary, Gavin Williamson, has sta
Thou Shall Not Think!
Doug Ford says the rationale behind his budget cuts is to save people money. But Rick Salutin wonders if one of the collateral benefits of the budget cuts is to make people stop thinking: Doug Ford's tax cuts will lower provincial revenues by $22 billion, necessitating spending decreases. The goal is, allegedly, saving us money. But what if there's an additional effect: diminishing the level of c
David And Goliath
One thing is now clear. The Public Prosecutions Office was being subjected to political pressure. That's now how things work. Alan Freeman writes : Of course, that’s not what Parliament had in mind back in 2006 when it established