IndyWatch World News Feed Archiver

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch World News Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

IndyWatch World News Feed was generated at World News IndyWatch.

Friday, 23 March

01:21

Cops Shoot Unarmed Dad In The Back, Kill Him For Holding a Phone in His Grandparents Backyard The Daily Sheeple

Sacramento, CA A father was shot and killed in the backyard of his grandparents house after police claimed he was the robbery suspect they were searching for and they opened fire because they thought he was holding a gun. They later found out that he was actually holding his phone and was not armed.

Stephen Clark, 23, was shot and killed by police around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night. The confrontation began when officers started their search for a black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants who was reportedly breaking into cars in the neighborhood.

A police helicopter was helping conduct surveillance in the area and its officers claimed that they spotted the suspect in the backyard of one of the houses, attempting to break into a sliding glass door with a toolbar.  While the officers then claimed that the suspect went back to the front of the home and started looking into the windows of another car, the deputies on the ground entered a backyard and found Clark on his grandparents property.

Sequita Thompson, Clarks grandmother, told the Sacramento Bee that it was normal for Clark and other guests to enter the home through the backyard because the front doorbell doesnt work and she and her husband, who is in a wheelchair, have poor mobility.

The officers claim that when they entered the backyard and confronted Clark, they feared for their lives because they saw an object in his hand, assumed it was a gun and immediately stated started shooting at him.

He looked back at our officers and faced them. And had something, an object in his hand, and pointed it at our officers, Sacramento Police Sgt. Vance Chandler said. And at that time our officers believed it was a firearm, and out of fear for their own lives they fired their service weapons.

However, investigators have confirmed that Clark was not armed with a gun or a toolbar. The only object found next to his body that had been in his hand was his phone.

Thompson said she was near the window when the shooting happened, and she did not hear police issuing any kinds of commands before she heard four consecutive gunshots ring out, and she immediately dropped to the floor and crawled across the house to check on her husband and her 7-year-old granddaughter.

Both Thompson and her husband were not immediately aware that police were responsible for the gunshotsor who they were targetingand they called 911 to report it. Officers came to the back of their house and asked to come inside and ask them questions.

Thompson complied and said it was not...

01:21

How some others see England blogfactory

Most of the English people I have met were racist, two-faced, greedy, unattractive, tight-fisted, loud and arrogant and they drank a lot. Plus, they have disgusting teeth. Some are okay I suppose but overall, not impressed.+50

A bitter nation with deluded superiority derived from their crumbled empire built on ill gotten gains.+51

Bad government, high obesity, bad weather and general misery. England makes the rest of Europe look so much nicer, classier and more cultured. The typical british lifestyle revolves around coming home from working a 70 hour week, staying in the house/flat all day because its too cold/wet outside, watching T.V. and eating junk food. Smile at someone on the street? Youll probably be greeted with a punch. Full of chavvy, arrogant meat-head guys and dumb, blond, fake tanned, overweight girls who wish they were Paris Hilton. On top of that, England is always cold, even in the summer. Education standards are declining, university fees have gone up, cost of living is increasing, unemployment is through the roof and the brain drain is rampant as educated brits leave the country in droves. anyone who has been anywhere in England outside of London will understand! I left that godforsaken country and hope never to go back!+34

Not a nice place! They think they are better than everyone else.+50

A country that continues to revere those born into wealth and power through worshiping the royal family, overcrowded, native white population divided along lines of class which manifests itself in differences of dress sense, manners, intelligence and physical appearance. The lower classes getting the poor end of the deal. Ugly, cheaply constructed modern buildings and litter everywhere. Insidious celebrity culture due to a puppet master rich elite owned majority media.+30

Dirty, racist, ignorant, violent and blessed with a crumbling ancient infrastructure and the worst standard of housing in Europe. Then theres the class system and the governments that it produces. Horrible country.+36

I Cant stand the Royal Family, They are all inbred scroungers & theyre not even of English decent they are Germans. They are the BIGGEST scroungers in Britain, so people complaining about the unemployed being scroungers want to look at the Big old scrounger sat on that Big throne. People say the Royals attract tourism etc. Maybe so, But the taxpayer shouldnt have to fund there luxury lifestyle. If we had to fund the Queen then that would be enough but we fund basically ALL of the Royal family. Prince William & Kate, there 2 kids, Harry, Then theres Beatrice, Eugene, Who are nobodys. The other week it was reported, Beatrice was a royal scroungerR...

01:15

'Weird trumpet sounds' heard in the skies of Antwerp, Belgium Signs of the Times

At 10am on March 5, 2018, YouTube user 'Aslan Argunskiy' uploaded footage of trumpeting sounds he heard in Antwerp, Belgium.

01:06

Lightning strikes kill 5 across Cambodia Signs of the Times

Five people were killed and one was injured by lightning in four difference provinces this week while many houses were affected by rainstorms as well. According to a National Police report, four men and a four-year-old girl were struck and killed by lightning in Prey Veng, Koh Kong, Battambang and Kratie province on Tuesday and Wednesday. The report said Doung Sarath, 50, was killed on Wednesday evening in Prey Veng province's Peamchor district when he was walking to a rice field about 800 metres from his home to bring his cow in from the rain.

00:46

Was Nicolas Sarkozys Role in Taking Out Gaddafi More Personal than Geopolitical? MintPress News

PARIS Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was arrested Tuesday and indicted last night on charges related to the illegal funding of his successful 2007 campaign for president. The investigation, which began nearly five years ago, has focused on illegal campaign contributions Sarkozys campaign received from Muammar Gaddafi, the former leader of Libya, who was brutally murdered following the UN-backed destruction of his government and country.

The investigation into Sarkozys shady connections to Gaddafi has gained steam since late 2016, when French-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine claimed that he had personally delivered suitcases containing 5 million ($6.2 million) in cash to Sarkozy on Gaddafis behalf. More recently, several former senior figures in Gaddafis government provided new evidence to French investigators confirming the illicit campaign contributions. Overall, Sarkozys 2007 presidential campaign is believed to have received 50 million ($62 million) in funding from Gaddafi. This not only exceeded the legal limit for funding for the entire campaign by 21 million but also violated French laws regarding foreign donations to politicians.

Watch | In a 2011 interview, Gaddafis son demands Sarkozy repay Libya money he took for his presidential campaign

00:42

Lloyd's of London reports 2bn loss after natural disasters in 2017 Signs of the Times

Lloyd's of London reported a 2bn loss after a year of natural disasters Lloyd's of London has posted its first loss in six years, after what the insurer described as "one of the costliest years for natural catastrophes in the past decade". The iconic insurance market reported an overall pre-tax loss of 2bn for last year, down from a profit of 2.1bn the year before, despite gross written premiums climbing to 33.6bn from 29.9bn. Major claims in 2017 were more than double the cost of the previous year, at 4.5bn, which led to an underwriting loss of 3.4bn, compared with profit of 500m in 2016. This led the group's combined ratio to deteriorate to 114 per cent from 97.9 per cent - a combined ratio of less than 100 per cent means a firm is profitable. A series of huge storms in the second half of 2017, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, left homes and businesses across the south coast of the US and the Caribbean destroyed. Earthquakes in Mexico and wildfires in California added to the financial losses due to natural disasters, with one study putting the total cost of global disasters last year at $306bn (218bn).

00:37

'They're a bunch of dumb s**ts': California teacher sacked after rant against US military personnel Signs of the Times

A California teacher filmed describing US military personnel as "dumb s**ts" in an astonishing rant has been fired. The decision to sack Gregory Salcido came after a vote by El Rancho Unified School District Board. Pending a successful appeal, Gregory Salcido, a Pico Rivera City council member and teacher, will not be allowed to return to his position at the school. It comes after the California school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to oust Salcido for comments he made to students about the US military last January, reports the Los Angeles Times. In a secretly-recorded video on January 26, Salcido reportedly described US military personnel as the "lowest of our low" in terms of intelligence. He also joked about previous military campaigns and the US armed forces' inability to "beat the Vietnamese" during the infamous land war in Asia.

00:33

Conservative homophobic bomb terrorism in Austin, Texas Dear Kitty. Some blog

This United States TV video about lethal bomb terror in Texas says about itself:

Austin bombing suspect wrote about gay marriage, abortion in class blog

Mark Conditt wrote several blog posts about gay marriage, abortion and the death penalty.

From Associated Pressin the USA today:

Conditt grew up in Pflugerville, a suburb just northeast of Austin where he was still living after moving out of his parents home. Its not far from the site of the first of the four package bombings a March 2 explosion that killed a 39-year-old man, Anthony House.

In those [blog] posts, a blogger identifying himself as Mark Conditt of Pflugerville wrote that gay marriage should be illegal. He also argued in favor of the death penalty.

Of gay marriage, Conditt wrote: Homosexuality is not natural. Just look at the male and female bodies. They are obviously designed to couple.

In these blog posts, Conditt called himself a conservative.

...

00:27

Lightning bolt kills 2 people, injures 5 in Malawi Signs of the Times

Two people have been killed and five others are battling for their lives after they were hit by a lightning in Mulanje district. According to the Police Public Relations Officer for Mulanje, Gresham Ngwira, the deceased are Frank Smart and James Lipenga who both hail from Mothiwa Village in the area of senior chief Mabuka in Mulanje. Ngwira has told Malawi24 that the incident occurred on Tuesday 20th March 2017 in the noon hours and the two were pronounced dead upon arrival at Mulanje District Hospital. "The incident happened Tuesday at around afternoon at Lauderdale trading centre following rains accompanied by thunder and lightning.

00:18

Gaddafis Son Hopes to Restore the National State and Sovereignty in Libya MintPress News

TRIPOLI, LIBYA Seven years after NATO-backed rebels deposed Libyas leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the late leaders son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, is reportedly readying himself for a return to the North African countrys political scene in a bid to unite the divided nation.

Saif, who is 45 years old, intends to run in the countrys presidential elections, which are scheduled for later this year, according to local media. He will reportedly announce his campaign in coming days, which will take place under the banner of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Libya, according to officials with the group.

Speaking at a press conference in Tunis on Monday, party spokesman Khaled Guel stressed the need to overcome political divisions. Guel told pan-Arab newspaper al-Araby al-Jadeed:

The humanitarian situation is deteriorating and the path forward is unclear. Therefore many Libyans now believe that the only way to save the country is through Saif al-Islam.


Read more by Elliot Gabriel


The spokesman added that Saif proposes the restoration of the national state with full sovereignty as well as the elimination of terrorism in all its forms.

While Colonel Gaddafis second son was a highly divisive figure in Libya, the strife-ridden country has since witnessed a seething civil war and suffered major bloodshed amid power struggles between armed factions and competing governments.

 

The public face of the Gaddafi government

...

00:11

Sperm whale dies after washing up on beach near Monifieth, Scotland Signs of the Times

A 40ft sperm whale has died after it was washed up on a beach despite a huge rescue mission being launched to save its life. The giant mammal was spotted by a dog walker after it became stranded on a stretch of shoreline near Monifieth in Scotland. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue team was scrambled to the area when the sighting was made at 3pm yesterday, but by the time they arrived the whale had died. Drone footage of the whale showed its body lying on its side in in shallow water off the beach on the north bank of the Firth of Tay on the east coast.

00:08

MPs who misled public about 'Iraq's WMDs' jump on Skripal poisoning bandwagon Signs of the Times

Many of the MPs who rushed to judgment over the Iraq War are now asserting Russia's 'culpability' for the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal. Fifteen years after the war began, are the same politicians repeating their mistakes? In the Commons, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was slammed as he compared Theresa May's approach - labeling Russia as culpable for the Skripal poisoning before an investigation has concluded - as similar to the WMD saga that led the UK into Iraq. Following his statement, many Labour MPs rushed to condemn their leader, openly backing May in Parliament and further distancing themselves from Corbyn following the session. Corbyn, along with a handful of fellow MPs, consistently voted against the Iraq War - a stance he is now hailed for after British intelligence claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) were discredited.

00:08

Liberal 'hero' Mueller helped pave way for Iraq war by lying about WMDs Signs of the Times

The 15th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq has evoked many inconvenient memories for America - including the fact that Russiagate heartthrob Robert Mueller lied about Iraq's WMDs, paving the way for war. Currently serving as the head of an "independent" investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, Mueller wasn't always hailed by liberals as a brave crusader for democracy and truth. Actually, the liberal love affair with Mueller is a rather recent phenomenon.

00:00

Our Last Stand Report #9 -- Exposing the Biggest Fraud on Earth Operation Disclosure

Our Last Stand | Report #9 | Exposing the Biggest Fraud on Earth - The Fed's Quad Trillion $ Scam

Exposing the biggest Fed Quad Trillion Scam on Earth and putting the Spotlight on the Feds worst possible Nightmare. Remember how Madoff came down? Exposure and Closure!

Before we take you to the key and real case of trusting Yohannes Riyadi (YR), who has been deceived and betrayed for decades by the Washington and New York Zionist Cabal, each time he has tried from his heart to found Hospitals, Medical Centers, and make a real contribution to humanity and mankind, his US Treasury Check Fed account has been denied. Yet we had confirmed it as real. His is the largest US FRB-NY (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and US Treasury / Agency scam on the planet and he is the innocent victim. As are many more. Such vast amounts have been plundered and wasted, so much as could regenerate the Global economies, and fund the long awaited nations currency RVs (Revaluations). The Travesty of Justice, that is the FRB-NY and HS (Homeland Security), has a lot to answer for. This truth can set America and the Elders free. Truth the world needs. Its time now for a Free Democratic world. No more of their Banking Shylocks.

Now, at last following a trusted, highly reputable law office from a recognised sovereign nation is performing the Herculean task and endeavours to progress his long deserving case, China is coming on board via Beijing. Truth will be verified. His Ancestral case and history has been checked and also verified, as we also did, to determine that YR has a truthful and bona fide case. One of so many more unfortunate trusting US Hegemony victims. Like the other 4,500+ looted Elders accounts, all are victims. All trusted the US, and all paid. Ask the Native Americans about Hegemony?

The bad news for the US FRB (Federal Reserve Bank) is that China will soon become a partial Benefactor and they will be served with the biggest Chinese Redemption Marker you ever conceived. Those are Chinese Ancestral Assets they STOLE! Their secrets will not stay buried.

These assets, if correctly used, can rebuild America, Asia and Europe. Where have these vast funds been going to because None met the Elders Ethos. We need to free them up and Feed Need not Greed!

Payback time is coming. Why has Mr Riyadi never been been paid? Why keep renewing his contracts if not correct? Where have the vast profits gone? We coul...

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch World News Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

Thursday, 22 March

23:58

White Hats Report #63 -- #ARRESTtheFed Operation Disclosure

White Hats Report #63 #ARRESTtheFED

The Storm is here.

The releases coming over the next few weeks will expose the details of the methods by which the cabal rules the world through the control of money by showing you trading contracts with proceeds as high as $3 Trillion and $25,000 Trillion. Enough to fund every TRUE humanitarian project on Earth in addition to advanced technology, free energy, the exploration of our universe, housing, hydroelectric projects for undeveloped countries, turning deserts green and other infrastructure projects all over the world. Instead, the money is used to subvert the production of the people to a select few bloodline families. This is how these people control Planet Earth.

Signatories to the trading contracts:

Federal Reserve:
Alan Greenspan
Ben Bernanke
Roger Ferguson
Janet Yellen
Timothy Geithner

US Government:
Barack Obama
Joe Biden
Jack Lew
Paul ONeill
Neil Wolin

Trading Programs

Trading programs were created as a way to raise funds for projects that relate to humanitarian endeavors, ie. Creating, maintaining and rebuilding infrastructure, assistance with bringing undeveloped countries up to current technologies, rebuilding communities after natural disasters.are just a few of the applications.

But, as with anything to do with the financial world, the rat pack of bankster cabalists have infested it at the highest levels to subvert the program for their own devious plans to control the world. History is replete with personalities whose aspirations to run the world are well known: Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Adolph Hitler.are just a few who come to mind. Why is it such a stretch to believe that that same lust for power is not present today? Rather than be accomplished by might and power and stre...

23:55

Study finds Trump tariffs may add 19k aluminum & steel jobs Signs of the Times

A study conducted by the Coalition for Prosperous America found that President Donald Trump's tariffs on aluminum and steel will add roughly 19,000 jobs. The group found that Trump's 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum will add roughly 19,000 jobs, offsetting potential jobs losses from other sectors of the economy. The organization found that the tariff would decrease the economy by roughly $1.4 billion, or one percent of American gross domestic product (GDP).

23:55

Holy Spirituality within Pine Cone: Confident Essentials Intuitive Confluence Operation Disclosure

George Carlin Talks About "Stuff"

https://youtu.be/MvgN5gCuLac



During the many lifetimes transition to Existence Pool of Immortal Love reconciliations need to redefine a Mortal gender experience, away from absolute unborn infinity, interconnection within Sentient Light Beings @my level of intuitive essential stream of, all souls integration requires less compassion confidence to, even be able to unlearn whatever separation needs to seem, as real as Mortality can seem worthy of, all my focused attention.

What holographic gender needs my focus, and what others do I need to emerge with, and within, combined with how well I can handle the confidence in a particular stream of Consciousness away from ONENESS Spirit Conscience of Immortal Love Flux-flow freeing energy Source without, merely getting more confused with the many, other choices to have to reconcile again, and again from subtle nuances growing alongside parallel essential dimensions?

What group of intuitive support, and where is my home to be, to work together with others @similar cooperating harmonic levels withstanding as much Joy in mutual integrating lifetimes Physical-role ploys set in Karmic-regulating lifetimes separately with like soul needs, to unlearn Hate-rates together? What levels of sine-curve and width of Love energy bands will best work at, all the many physical levels of sex, money, creativity, children, Low vibration neediness, and even Satanic Earthlings, will enter this Karmic-lifetime energetic flow?

I get the idea that during this one lifetime here within, so many other Sentient Light beings interconnecting, that many Existence, gender, soul groups, and parallel lifetimes are streaming altogether with the Kind confident essentials that, usually require separation to, even become possible hints of intuitive Confluence. So many Wonderful experiences are happening along with others similarly right now, that a critical mass of us are enjoying Ascension altogether so the many needful levels are joining in a Celestial~symphony overtone-chorus working together within even, more strategic mutual levels of similar astonishing Galactic integrating influences.

...

23:35

Dutch voters vote against Big Brother law Dear Kitty. Some blog

In this Dutch video, Ms Marie-Michle Stokbroeks speaks. She is the leader of the liberal D66 political party in the local council in Weert town in Limburg province. Yesterday, Dutch voters voted in local elections, and in a referendum for or against the government bill enabling Big Brother-style mass spying on citizens. D66 in Weert lost two of its three local council seats. Ms Stokbroeks says in the video that the national D66 leadership caused that big loss. Before last years parliamentary election, having referendums was a main point for D66. The party also voted against the Big Brother pr...

23:26

Trump Touts Arms Deals As Saudi Prince Kicks Off US Tour MintPress News

WASHINGTON (AP) At 32 years old, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a vast fortune, a well-heeled military and the future of a nation in the throes of sweeping economic and social change. His ambitious bid to remake Saudi Arabia received a ringing endorsement Tuesday from President Donald Trump as the future leader opened a marathon tour of the United States.

Soaking in Trumps plaudits in the Oval Office, Prince Mohammed said little and left most of the talking to his host, who offered an optimistic forecast of lucrative U.S. arms sales to the kingdom and more Saudi investment in the United States. Thousands of American jobs will result, Trump said, even voicing approval for the crown princes tremendous move last year to push aside his older cousin to become first-in-line to his father King Salmans throne.

Your father made a very wise decision, Trump said.

Prince Mohammed is on a mission during his three-week U.S. visit to improve the perception of his nation in the eyes of Americans, who have viewed Saudi Arabia warily because of its conservative social mores, unequal treatment of women and, more recently, deadly military campaign in Yemen. Even as the crown prince joined Trump for a meeting and working lunch, Congress was discussing legislation to scale back U.S. military support for a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, with a preliminary vote planned for Tuesday afternoon.


Related


Trump and the crown prince looked past that and other points of friction as they dined together in the Cabinet room, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and a bevy of Cabinet secretaries. Instead, they focused on areas of easy agreement: Saudi investments in the U.S., American arm sales to the kingdom and sharp criticism of mutual foe Iran.

Trump sounded an ominous note as he looked ahead to a May decision about whether to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, loathed by both Trump and the Saudis.

Well see what happens, Trump said. Iran has not been treating that par...

23:00

Mongoose: Cambridge Analytica Dirty Tricks on Film Public Intelligence Blog

Mongoose

Revealed: Trumps election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

Bribes, sex workers, and social media manipulation

In the meetings, the executives boasted that Cambridge Analytica and its parent company Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) had worked in more than two hundred elections across the world, including Nigeria, Kenya, the Czech Republic, India and Argentina.

Watch the full series here.

22:54

Facebook Advertisers Start Pulling Out After the Shift

Facebook advertisers have threatened to abandon the platform in the wake of a massive data harvesting scandal which began after it was revealed that an app created by two psychologists - one of whom Facebook employs - gathered data on over 50 million Americans and then sold it to political data firm Cambridge Analytics and several others, who used it without consent. 
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of the social media giant gave several interviews Wednesday after spending three days in hiding, ostensibly with a crisis management team which advised him not give wholly unsatisfactory answers to one of the largest data breaches in history. 
The scandal is pushing some Facebook advertisers to consider dropping the platform, reports The Times
ISBA, a British...

22:50

Sleepy collared dove on balcony Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 21 March 2018 video shows a sleepy collared dove on a balcony of a house in the Netherlands.

See also here.

22:34

USB-Italy: Leroy Merlin a multinational founded on explotation (USB Unione Sindacale di Base) Tlaxcala

22/03/2018 - The large French multinational Leroy Merlin, with its own shops and facilities all over the world, uses the caporalato for the recruitment of employees in the warehouse of the logistic pole ...

22:30

CounterPunch: Paul Street Rants on US Wrecked Democracy Under 1% Deep State Oligarchy Public Intelligence Blog

Time is Running Out: Who Will Protect Our Wrecked Democracy from the American Oligarchy?

Consistent with the proto-fascistic and neo-McCarthyite spirt of the times,  the Democratic Party is reconfiguring itself  as what Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers call the  party of military and intelligence candidates.

It may play out how the PPC Dems hope, helping their party turn the House blue and putting the impeachment of on the table.

22:17

Dutch neo-nazis support Russia-bashing, oppose Wilders Dear Kitty. Some blog

This cartoon from Britain jokes about the present British Conservative government blaming Russia for all which they themselves ruin. Leading, eg, to a BBC Photoshop job on British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyns hat, adding Kremlin buildings, to make him look Russian to help the Conservative governments anti-Russia hysteria.

Boris Johnson and Russia, cartoon

This is cartoon by Mike Bryson from Britain about Conservative Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Russia.

European Union joins UK in ratcheting up anti-Russia campaign: here.

Labour is right to focus on dodgy oligarch property rather than bang the war drums: here.

Jeremy Corbyn is hardly the only person smeared as a tool of Russia. Whether one...

22:03

US Threatens Sanctions Against European Firms Involved In Russian Gas Project Your News Wire

The U.S. State Department is warning European corporations that they will face sanctions if they participate in the construction of Russias Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline They claim that the project would undermine energy security in [...]

21:16

Black Lives Matter smeared as tools of Russia Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video about Wisconsin in the USA says about itself:

16 August 2016

The family of Sylville Smith [killed by police] wanted to set the record straight. They revealed Sylville won a lawsuit against the police. After his courtroom victory the police started to harass him daily. They also revealed he wasnt a felon and he called his mother during the police chase.

By Will Morrow in the USA:

The Russians are tweeting! The Russians are tweeting!

22 March 2018

Did you recently take part in a demonstration against police violence in the United States? If so, you may be the latest dupe of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his army of tweeters.

This is the implication of a March 15 report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which claims that Russian-linked Twitter accounts were stoking the flames of racial division in August 2016 as hundreds of youth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin engaged in angry protests against the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith by a police officer.

The article has been trumpeted by Democratic and Republican politicians alike as the latest evidence that Russian hacking was responsible for the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Based on their hysterical statements, all taken from the same CIA talking points, one would think that the otherwise placid state of Wisconsin had fallen under virtual Russian control.

Former US attorney general under the Obama administration, Eric Holder, w...

20:45

If We Dont Stop The AI Fearmongering Well Have a Lot More To Fear Fast Company

Without constructive ideas for the future workforce, our fears about AI could become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Editors note: Stephane Kasriel is CEO of Upwork and currently serves as the co-chair of the World Economic Forums council on education, gender, and work. This essay reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.

Read Full Story

20:37

Sumerian-Egypt Invasion After the Shift

The Final Setback in the Negative Alien Invasion of the planet earth. This is the point in our current historical record where the human DNA was unplugged and all Galactic Wars memories and our true origins were erased form our memories by the NAA races.
  • 5500 years ago the NAA groups rip a 5D wormhole into Sakkara, Egypt.
  • They settled into Sumeria and rewrote human history from 5500 years ago at time of Annunaki and NAA groups Invasion. We are told that the earliest written records of our history and language is the Sumerian Tablets.
...

20:33

Millions more than a half-hour journey away from clean water RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

India, Mozambique, Niger, Pakistan and Uganda are among countries where the highest percentage or largest number of people cannot get clean water within a half-hour round trip.

20:29

Tolerance Cuts Both Ways: Freedom for the Speech We Hate Dissident Voice

Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could be trusted to make up our own minds in the whirl of differing ideas. That we could be trusted to remain free, even when there were very, very seductive voices taking advantage of our freedom of speech who were trying to turn this country into the kind of place where the government could tell you what you can and cannot do.

Nat Hentoff, The Day They Came to Arrest the Book, 1983.

Tolerance cuts both ways.

This isnt an easy pill to swallow, I know, but thats the way free speech works, especially when it comes to tolerating speech that we hate.

The most controversial issues of our daygay rights, abortion, race, religion, sexuality, political correctness, police brutality, et alhave become battlegrounds for those who claim to believe in freedom of speech but only when it favors the views and positions they support.

Free speech for me but not for thee is how my good friend and free speech purist Nat Hentoff used to sum up this double standard.

This haphazard approach to the First Amendment has so muddied the waters that even First Amendment scholars are finding it hard to navigate at times.

Its really not that hard.

The First Amendment affirms the right of the people to speak freely, worship freely, peaceably assemble, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and have a free press.

Nowhere in the First Amendment does it permit the government to limit speech in order to avoid causing offense, hurting someones feelings, safeguarding government secrets, protecting government officials, insulating judges from undue influence, discouraging bullying, penalizing hateful ideas and actions, eliminating terrorism, combating prejudice and intolerance, and the like.

Unfortunately, in the war being waged between free speech purists who believe that free speech is an inalienable right and those who believe that free speech is a mere privilege to be granted only under certain conditions, the censors are winning.

We have entered into an egotistical, insulated, narcissistic era in which free speech has become regulated speech: to be celebrated when it reflects the values of the majority and tolerated otherwise, unless it moves so far beyond our political, religious and socio-economic comfort zones as to be rendered dangerous and unacceptable.

Indeed, President Trumpwho has been accused of using his very public platform to belittle and mock his critics and enemies while attempt...

20:28

Spoonbill and avocet video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 20 March 2018 video is about a spoonbill and an avocet on Tholen island in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

See also here.

20:21

Brazilian lawmakers funded by donors 'guilty of environmental crimes' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Many members of Brazils chamber of deputies have received donations from companies and individuals that committed environmental crimes, claims an investigation.

20:16

This Buddy Comedy With Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon Is What The World Needs Now Fast Company

Have a look at the first trailer for The Spy Who Dumped Me, a fish-out-of-water action comedy with a rather promising duo at its center.

What: A forthcoming fish-out-of-water buddy action comedy.

Read Full Story

20:15

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica anti-privacy scandal Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Cambridge Analytica 2.0 Coming Soon

The Mercer family was behind Cambridge Analytica. Now theyre at it again. Cenk Uygur and Brett Erlich, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer, daughters of hedge fund tycoon Robert Mercer, have just joined the board of a mysterious new company set up by executives at scandal-hit political research firm Cambridge Analytica. According to public filings at Britains Companies House, Emerdata was incorporated in August 2017 and the Mercers were appointed to its board on March 16 this year.

Cambridge Analyticas now-suspended chief executive, Alexander Nix, is also listed as a director, as is Julian Wheatland, chairman of Cambridge Analytica parent firm SCL Group. The filings show Wheatland set up Emerdata along with Cambridge Analyticas chief data officer, Alexander Tayler. Nixs role in Emerdata is unclear given he has been suspended from Cambridge Analytica. A spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. It isnt clear what Emerdata does, though the company is listed under data processing, hosting, and related activities. It shares an address in Canary Wharf with Cambridge Analyticas parent, SCL Group.

Read more here.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Orwells 1984 is small fry compared to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in 2018

AN ACADEMIC who created an app which harvested data from 50 million people now sa...

20:11

South Africa could be the next big promoter of terrorism and piracy Signs of the Times

When the late anti-Apartheid activist Nelson Mandela emerged from prison and became South Africa's first black president, he carefully steered the country away from the radicalism of the African National Congress's Marxist past and toward a policy which embraced moderation and responsibility in international affairs. Rather than precipitate conflict, he sought to mediate and resolve. South Africa gained widespread respect as a country embracing peace and looking toward the future rather than catalyzing the radical causes which have sown conflict around the continent and wider world. Alas, Mandela was unable to make his changes permanent. After his five-year presidential term ended in 1999, and especially after his 2013 death, the leaders who followed Mandela-Thabo Mbeki, and especially Jacob Zuma and now Cyril Ramaphosa - have spent South Africa's moral capital shilling for increasingly radical regimes, terrorist groups, and causes. In December 2017, for example, the ANC both downgraded its embassy in Israel and invited representatives of Hamas to its party conference. While the Palestinian Authority exist because it in theory foreswore terrorism and recognized Israel's right to exist, Hamas opposes the two-state solution and seeks not only the eradication of Israel, but also genocide against Jews. South Africa has also proven itself a central location for the acquisition and smuggling of sensitive technology to Hezbollah, another terror group. Students affiliated with the ANC's student union at the University of Witwatersrand praised Hitler and waved Hezbollah flags. Bilateral ties between South Africa and Iran are at an all-time high and Iran has recruited Palestinians in South Africa in order to conduct terrorism against Israel.

20:00

Why Smart Gun Tech Isnt Getting More Funding Fast Company

If firearm companies shy away from smart gun tech innovations, its on entrepreneurs to lead the charge. But investors dont come easily.

After the Parkland shooting, sales of bulletproof backpacks surged. Whether or not its effective,  its a potentially preventive measure that parents can take right now. The same isnt quite true of smart gun technologythough its been hyped for years as a way to help prevent accidental shootings or unauthorized use of stolen guns (though probably not a mass shooting like the one in Parkland).

Read Full Story

20:00

How To Get A Job At Twitter Fast Company

A hiring manager and a new hire reveal what it takes to get in at the social media giant.

Theres a decent chance you came to this article via Twitter. While the company isnt as big as its main rival, Facebook, it can be argued that in todays climate, Twitter is the more socially important and era-defining network. As proof, you need to look no further than the president of the United States, who cant seem to go a day without a tweet, and those short messages often have global implications. But its not just Donald Trump. As of 2016, 83% of the worlds leaders were on Twitter, as is virtually every journalist in the world. Theyre joined by 330 million monthly active users and another 500 million monthly visitors to the site who never log in.

Read Full Story

20:00

YET ANOTHER CRACK IN THE EU AND IN MERKELS GOVERNMENT Giza Death Star

The fissures in the European Union appear to be growing, in spite of the recent capitulations of London to Brussels in BREXIT. In this

The post YET ANOTHER CRACK IN THE EU AND IN MERKELS GOVERNMENT appeared first on Giza Death Star.

19:57

19:51

A Nap Bed Spotted at West Hall, AUB Blog Baladi

I saw AUB tweeting about a nap bed on West Hall and StepFeed covering the story. Apparently, theres an ongoing petition for starting a nap club where students can rest during the day.

I loved napping in the library or on the green oval during my AUB years. A bed would definitely be more comfortable but I am not really sure how many beds would be needed to accommodate AUB students, and who will be in charge of cleaning these beds.

Still its a cool idea.

19:45

"The Only Animal..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is 
struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be."
- William Hazlitt

19:32

Facebook prefers to have 'no idea' what happens to its user data despite 'horrifying' misuse Signs of the Times

Sandy Parakilas, a former Facebook platform operations manager, claimed the company's "horrifying" misuse of user data was routine, and that Facebook preferred to have "no idea" what third parties were doing with the freely available data. In their report, the Guardian noted that "hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica." Comment: Cambridge Analytica Under The Spotlight: Christopher Wylie Looks a Bit Too Much Like Dade From 1995 Classic 'Hackers' "My concerns were that all of the data that left Facebook servers to developers could not be monitored by Facebook, so we had no idea what developers were doing with the data," claimed Parakilas. "It has been painful watching... Because I know that they could have prevented it." "Once the data left Facebook servers there was not any control, and there was no insight into what was going on," he continued, adding, "Facebook was in a stronger legal position if it didn't know about the abuse that was happening."

19:00

"Richard Feynman on the Meaning of Life Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Richard Feynman on the Meaning of Life
by Maria Popova

The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell wrote in her diary in 1854, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us. The meaning of life has indeed been pondered by some of historys greatest luminaries. For Carl Sagan, it was about our significant insignificance in the cosmos; for Annie Dillard, about inhabiting impermanence; for Anas Nin, about living and relating to others as if they might not be there tomorrow; for Henry Miller, about the mesmerism of the unknown; for Leo Tolstoy, about finding knowledge to guide our lives; for David...

19:00

This Is The Woman Behind Hollywoods Inclusion Rider Fast Company

Kalpana Kotagal has been advocating for the underserved for her entire career. She also happened to come up with a way for stars to leverage their power.

Kalpana Kotogal can vividly recall the first moment she felt the slap of racial discrimination. I was probably 9 or 10 years old, definitely old enough to have a sense of race, she says. At a now-defunct pizza place in Cincinnati in the 1980s, where she and her family were decidedly brown, they waited (and waited) in the vestibule while other parties were seated ahead of them.

Read Full Story

18:53

Amazon has patented a drone that understands your angry gesticulations Fast Company

Yes, in the future you may be able to shoo away annoying delivery drones. Amazon has been granted a patent for a drone that understands bystanders arm and other body movements, reports GeekWire. The patent describes a number of gestures the drone could recognize. Waving your arms in a shooing manner would alert the drone

Yes, in the future you may be able to shoo away annoying delivery drones. Amazon has been granted a patent for a drone that understands bystanders arm and other body movements, reports GeekWire. The patent describes a number of gestures the drone could recognize. Waving your arms in a shooing manner would alert the drone to stop flying in your direction while waving your hands in a guiding motion toward your body would let the drone know youre inviting it in for a landing. The patent also says the drone can recognize audible cues, such as shouts, so if all else fails you can just yell Stop hovering over my lawn! like a crazed madman to get the drone to bugger off.

Read Full Story

18:51

Impunity for British sexually abusive spying police? Dear Kitty. Some blog

London protest against police spying

By Sam Tobin in Britain:

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spycops victims walk out of illegitimate Mitting inquiry

Core participants refuse to serve as window dressing for broken probe

THE CREDIBILITY of the spycops inquiry lay in tatters today after a mass walkout by core participants who refused to lend the inquiry a legitimacy it does not have and does not deserve.

Growing frustration with inquiry chair John Mitting, who has granted full anonymity to the vast majority of undercover officers, came to a head when the core participants and their supporters left the hearing in protest at being treated as mere window dressing.

The inquiry into the Metropolitan Polices Special Demonstration Squad (SDS), which infiltrated political groups with undercover officers often engaging in long-term sexual relationships and committing crimes to maintain their cover has been bogged down in anonymity applications since it was established three years ago.

Phillippa Kaufmann QC said the core participants have reached a point where our concerns can no longer be ignored.

Addressing Mr Mitting, she said the focus of the victims very grave concerns are disclosure and, to be frank, yourself.

She described the inquiry chair as the usual white upper-middle-class elderly gentleman whose life experiences are a million miles away from those who were spied upon.

Ms Kaufmann asked Mr Mitting to either stand down or at least sit with a panel of people who will understand the critical issues that shape this inquiry.

She concluded: We are no...

18:46

Russian Deputy DM: Blackjack strategic bomber to get 1000km range-boost and 'special coatings' Signs of the Times

All Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers are scheduled to undergo "deep modernization," the Russian Defense Ministry says. The upgrade will involve installation of new engines that will significantly boost their flight range. The new engines are expected to be 10 percent more energy efficient. This would ultimately allow the bombers to fly 1,000 kilometers further, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov told journalists while visiting the engine manufacturing company located in Samara, Russian. Nowadays, the long-range aircraft can already cover a distance of more than 12,000 kilometers without refueling. Its record distance without refueling has reached 18,000 kilometers.

18:38

World sees rapid upsurge in extreme weather says report Signs of the Times

A world addled by climate change has seen a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling of significant storms, droughts and heat waves, Europe's national science academies jointly reported Wednesday. In Europe, where precise data reaches back decades, the number of severe floods has jumped five fold since 1995, according to the report, which updates a 2013 assessment. "There has been, and continues to be, a significant increase in the frequency of extreme weather events," said Michael Norton, environmental programme director for the European Academies' Science Advisory Council. "They underline the importance of avoiding greenhouse gases, which are fundamentally responsible for driving these changes," he told AFP. Comment: And still they continue to push the man-made climate change/global warming lie despite over 31K scientists having signed a petition against the global warming agenda. For impacts that cannot be avoided, he added, "this makes climate proofing all the more urgent." In Europe, efforts to shore up defences against river flooding have proven effective: despite an increase in frequency of such events, economic loses on the continent have remained static. "Rather than just coping with disasters after they strike, we need to shift to proactive management of all drivers of risks," commented Munich Climate Insurance Initiative director Soenke Kreft, who did not contribute to the report. In the United States, however, the damage wrought by storms doubled, on average, from $10 billion in 1980 to $20 billion in 2015, adjusted for inflation, according to the report, based in part on data from insurance giant Munich Re's NatCatSERVICE. The update also assessed new findings on possible changes in the Gulf Stream, powerful ocean currents running between the Arctic region and the Caribbean that warm the air in northwestern Europe and the US eastern seaboard.

18:35

Lobbyist almost killed by man he hired to help him investigate Seth Rich murder - report CLG News

Lobbyist almost killed by man he hired to help him investigate Seth Rich murder - report | 20 March 2018 | Lobbyist Jack Burkman, who began a private investigation into the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich last year, says he was nearly killed after a man who joined the investigation attempted to murder him last week, according to a report. "It's a horror story," Burkman told the Washington Post Monday. Kevin Doherty, 46, shot Burkman multiple times and ran him over with an SUV, according to the Post. Conspiracy theories have circled around the death of Rich, who police have said was most likely shot during a 'random robbery.' Doherty worked for Burkman as he sought to profile who they thought could be Rich's true killer.

18:31

Four ways to make most of the summer Hang The Bankers

Thankfully, theres now not long now to wait until the summer months arrive, opening up all sorts of new opportunities for you to enjoy in the sunshine. But, how are you planning to make the most of the season? Are you taking some time off from work? Do you have a vacation planned? Will you

18:15

Mozilla yanks ads from Facebook due to Cambridge Analytica scandal Fast Company

The company, best known for its Firefox web browser, has suspended its advertising on Facebook, the company announced in a blog post. The move is directly due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal currently engulfing the social media giant, which saw tens of millions of Facebook users have their personal information shared through a third-party app

The company, best known for its Firefox web browser, has suspended its advertising on Facebook, the company announced in a blog post. The move is directly due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal currently engulfing the social media giant, which saw tens of millions of Facebook users have their personal information shared through a third-party app without their consent. From Mozillas blog post:

Read Full Story

18:11

INCREDIBLE: CDCS ACIP VOTING ON A NEW VACCINE The Crazz Files

I want all my friends and family members who think that I am nuts or too zealous over vaccine dangers to watch this video. Read More

18:00

Darren Aronofskys New Series One Strange Rock Is A Love Letter To Planet Earth Fast Company

The acclaimed director talks venturing into deep space for his first television projectand how he filmed an astronaut by the light of the sun and moon.

Born in Brooklyn in the 1960s, the decade that saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make history as the first human beings to walk on the moon, Darren Aronofsky, like many kids of his generation, idolized astronauts. My favorite book was this pop-up book on Spacelab that I leafed through so many times, I eventually had to tape up the book to hold it together, the filmmaker recalls.

Read Full Story

17:57

Sore throat: Effective treatment means more vitamins, fewer drugs Signs of the Times

Sore throat is a very common ailment with a wide range of severity. Let's start with the worst first. When we say Strep infection, we usually are speaking of an infection caused by the group A beta hemolytic strain of streptococci or streptococcus pyogenes. Pharyngotonsillitis, or just plain tonsillitis, is usually referred to as being a group A or (GABH) strep infection. This infection typically causes striking signs and symptoms. A young child doesn't have to tell you they have a sore throat; a parent can see (or sometimes even smell) why. A victim usually is sick: either listless or irritable, has a substantial fever, has swollen, tender lymph nodes in the neck and white streaking (a form of pus) on the tonsils. Often with this infection, the entire ring of lymphoid tissues, from the tonsils to the bumps on the base of the tongue, with the adenoid in between, is inflamed and swollen, as are the local lymph nodes on the outside. This can lead to the spoken voice sounding as if the mouth is full of marbles with a lack of resonance - similar to the effect of stuffing a violin with Kleenex.

17:32

(Video) The Quantum Shift 3/20/18 -- Dr. Sam Mugzzi, Kent Dunn, and Drake Bailey Operation Disclosure



Published on Mar 21, 2018

Updates, Galactic news and so much more!

17:28

Restored Republic via a GCR as of March 22, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of March 22 2018

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 22 March 2018 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, Twenty Two Faces, www.22faces.com, Before Its News stories on the Cabal: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. March 21 2018 6:00 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for March 21, 2018 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. China (under the direction of the Chinese Elders) would lead the world to return the gold-standard with their de facto gold-backed Yuan.

2. The Yuan-backed Oil Futures Contracts would begin trading on Mon. March 26.

3. This trading of the Yuan-backed Oil Futures Contracts would force the U.S. Petro Dollar to die out.

4. The fall of the U.S. Petro Dollar would be a major blow to Cabal finances and control over the global economy.

5. This move would be a major tipping point for events leading up to the GCR/RV.

6. The window for the RV release opened last Sat. March 17.

7. The RV may be released any time between now and March 26, though a possibility of a RV release after March 26 should not be overlooked.

8. All eyes were on March 26.

B. March 21 2018 TNT Call Ray, Tony: InstantTelesemina...

17:27

Florida School's New Security Measures: Students Forced to Wear Identification Badges, Carry Clear Backpacks CLG News

Florida School's New Security Measures: Students Forced to Wear Identification Badges, Carry Clear Backpacks | 21 March 2018 | The Florida high school [Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School] where a gunman killed 17 people last month will require students to carry only clear backpacks, school administrators announced on Wednesday, after the shooting suspect's brother was charged with trespassing on campus and two students were arrested on charges of carrying knives. Robert W. Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, sent a letter to the families of Stoneman Douglas High students imposing the new backpack rule, reminiscent of security measures at airports and professional sports venues. He said any student without a clear backpack would be provided one at no cost after spring break, which takes place next week. Students also will be issued identification badges, which they will be required to wear at all times while in school.

17:20

YouTube is now the iPhones top grossing app in the U.S. Fast Company

This is the first time the free YouTube app has earned the honor, previously only coming in as high as third place. As TechCrunch reports, the YouTube app has been climbing the App Stores top grossing charts since the video giant launched subscription service YouTube Red in 2015. YouTube Red costs $9.99 a month and

This is the first time the free YouTube app has earned the honor, previously only coming in as high as third place. As TechCrunch reports, the YouTube app has been climbing the App Stores top grossing charts since the video giant launched subscription service YouTube Red in 2015. YouTube Red costs $9.99 a month and allows subscribers to watch YouTube content ad-free as well as offers users exclusive videos and music. YouTubes No. 1 spot was first noticed by data app analytics site Sensor Tower, which reported that the YouTube iOS app grossed around $14 million in February 2018a 133% year-over-year increase.

Read Full Story

17:11

Best Buy severs ties with Huawei over security concerns Fast Company

The U.S. electronics retailer giant has cut ties with Chinas Huawei Technologies citing increased scrutiny of Chinese tech firms by the U.S. government, reports Reuters. A source told Reuters that Best Buy will stop selling Huawei devices over the next several weeks. The move follows both Verizon and AT&T scrapping their plans to sell Huawei

The U.S. electronics retailer giant has cut ties with Chinas Huawei Technologies citing increased scrutiny of Chinese tech firms by the U.S. government, reports Reuters. A source told Reuters that Best Buy will stop selling Huawei devices over the next several weeks. The move follows both Verizon and AT&T scrapping their plans to sell Huawei devices after some in Congress lobbied against the idea. A Best Buy spokesperson would not comment on the specifics of the report, only saying, We make decisions to change what we sell for a variety of reasons.

Read Full Story

17:04

Uber says its not testing unmanned flying taxis in Kenya Fast Company

The company stepped up to deny the reports in Kenyan newspaper Business Daily that it was preparing to introduce autonomous flying taxis in the nation for testing purposes, reports Bloomberg. The Business Daily, citing Kenya Civil Aviation Authority director-general Gilbert Kibe, reported that Uber has sought government approval to test drones that could carry as

The company stepped up to deny the reports in Kenyan newspaper Business Daily that it was preparing to introduce autonomous flying taxis in the nation for testing purposes, reports Bloomberg. The Business Daily, citing Kenya Civil Aviation Authority director-general Gilbert Kibe, reported that Uber has sought government approval to test drones that could carry as many as four passengers and wanted to introduce the service by 2020. After the report broke, an Uber spokesperson told Bloomberg, We have no plans to introduce drones. Although Kibe confirmed in the report that Uber had in the past asked if it was something the government would consider, but it was not a formal conversation.

Read Full Story

17:04

ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- March 21, 2018 Operation Disclosure

"The Office of Poofness"

MIDWEEK BY ZAP from "The Office of Poofness" 3-21-18

Zap Says


HI ALL

YESTERDAY I GOT HIT WITH SOME UNUSUAL VIRUS, AND IT ALMOST LAID ME FLAT. NO IDEA WHERE IT CAME FROM OR HOW I GOT IT, BUT I WAS OUT IN SOME MEETINGS AND WHEN I GOT HOME THE CHILLS STARTED. FEVER SAT IN AND I STARTED SHIVERING LIKE A VIBRATOR. MAN WAS THE NIGHT ROUGH WITH LITTLE SLEEP AND CONSTANT SWEAT. WHOEVER CAME UP WITH OIL OF OREGANO I WOULD HUG AND KISS YOU. I DRANK ALMOST THE WHOLE BOTTLE BUT I COULD GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING.

A DOCTORS VISIT TODAY RESULTED IN TESTS AND BLOOD WORK AS THIS WAS A REALLY BIZARRE THING TO HAVE HAPPEN TO ME RIGHT NOW. WHEN I WAS IN CHINA, I HAD 7 ATTEMPTS ON MY LIFE, AND ONE WAS BIOLOGICAL. THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS WAS SIMILAR IF I RECALL RIGHT. HOPEFULLY DOWNING ANOTHER BOTTLE OF THE OIL WILL KILL WHATEVER I GOT HIT WITH.

WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE THE PAYMENTS FOR THE CURRENCY EXCHANGES WILL BEGIN IN FULL FORCE AS I RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT THE SYSTEM THEY ARE USING HAS BEEN FULLY TESTED AND READY FOR DISBURSEMENTS, AND THE TTMS THAT ARE UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW WILL BE CLOSING AND BEGIN PAYMENTS. THIS BODES WELL FOR MANY.

I REPORTED ABOUT A MONTH AGO THAT THE MARCH 26 DATE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GOLD BACKED CURRENCY WOULD BE A TURNING POINT, AND FOR SURE IT WILL BE.

THE ARRESTS ARE ONGOING OF COURSE, AS MORE AND MORE LOWER AND MIDDLE RANKS GIVE UP THEIR BOSSES. THIS PROCESS IS ACTUALLY ACCELERATING ESPECIALLY IN THE BANKING WORLD. WE DO NOT HEAR MUCH OF WHAT IS GOING ON THERE AS THE BANKS LIKE TO KEEP THESE THINGS UNDER WRAPS TO AVOID NEGATIVE PUBLICITY, BUT THEY ARE HAPPENING ALL THE TIME.

ON OUR SIDE, WE ARE GETTING READY FOR OUR FUNDS TO ARRIVE AND PUT TO USE. TOMORROW IS THE FIRST TARGET DATE FOR THE RELEASE OF ONE OF THE MAJOR BLOCKS OF FUNDS THAT WAS STOLEN AND IMMEDIATELY RETRIEVED BECAUSE THE REGULATORS AND OTHERS WERE WATCHING THIS ONE LIKE A HAWK. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY FALSE STARTS ALL DUE TO BANKER CORRUPTION THAT WE COULD WRITE A GREAT MOVIE SCRIPT NOW. ALL OF THIS WILL GO AWAY IN TIME, AND FIRST FUNDS WILL BE IN HAND I HOPE AND PRAY, BY THE WEEKEND. I THINK IT WILL....

THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER RELEASES FROM OTHER DIRECTIONS THAT WILL ALSO COME IN AND HE...

17:00

Nailed It Star Nicole Byer Sprinkles Her Cupcakes With Dick Jokes Fast Company

Nicole Byer, host of Netflixs new comedy cooking competition Nailed It, is the not-at-all-secret ingredient that makes the show work.

Of course Nicole Byer, hilarious host of the fail-friendly cooking show Nailed It, has not seen many cooking shows herself.

Read Full Story

17:00

Baby Boomers Stole The American Dream, But Young People Can Take It Back Fast Company

From forgiving student debt to electing fewer people over 65, the author of a new book offers some policy prescriptions for how younger generations can take back some power and wealth.

If one good thing has come out of the horror of the Parkland massacre, its the sight of young Americans standing up to a political system that doesnt benefit them. When thousands of students walk out of classrooms in the middle of the day, its a sign of a new generation rising perhaps: a changing of the old order for a new one.

Read Full Story

16:49

Uber rescinds job offer to Amazons voice-shopping exec Fast Company

Amazons former VP of voice and natural user interface shopping Assaf Ronen was hired by Uber earlier this month to be the companys new head of product, but now the job offer has been withdrawn, reports Recode. The reason for the withdrawal of the job offer centers around a discrepancy related to the length of

Amazons former VP of voice and natural user interface shopping Assaf Ronen was hired by Uber earlier this month to be the companys new head of product, but now the job offer has been withdrawn, reports Recode. The reason for the withdrawal of the job offer centers around a discrepancy related to the length of Ronens stint at Amazon. Uber reportedly was under the impression that Ronen was still working for the e-retail giant when they hired him, when in fact Ronen left the company at the end of 2017. This discrepancy disqualified Ronen for the job. The withdrawal of Ronens job offer was confirmed to Uber employees in a memo from CEO Dara Khosrowshahi:

Read Full Story

16:38

Manifesto of the Congress to the Peoples of the East (Baku, 1920) Lefteast

The congress of Baku (Azerbaijan), held in September 1920, was a major attempt on the part of the Bolsheviks and the Soviet Union to help organize peoples of colonial and semi-colonial countries to fight against class and national oppression; to help them in their struggle against imperialist countries, especially Great Britain, the main imperialist power at that time. Of course, it was a really difficult and complex task; but at the same time a crucial task for the international workers movement and the cause of international revolution. 

The Baku Congress wasnt just a symbolic meeting where only a small number of people participated. Almost 1900 delegates from diverse countries from Mesopotamia and the Arabian Peninsula, from Anatolia, from Central Asia and the Caucasus, but also from Far-East countries like Japan and China took part in the Congress. Delegates from imperialist nations such as the UK, France, Netherlands, Austria and the USA participated as well.

The Congress of Baku may be one of the most internationalist events in the history of the workers and revolutionary movement. It was an attempt to unify the revolutionary struggle of workers and peasants of the colonial nations with the struggle of those in the imperialist countries. That was all in a context in which countries had been destroyed by several years of war; but also in a revolutionary context following the October Revolution of 1917.

Aware of the potential danger of this alliance between the exploited and oppressed masses from the East and the West, the imperialists tried to prevent delegates from colonial countries from reaching the place of the Congress. And capitalists did it in the imperialist way, barbarically: for instance, the British air force bombed the ship of the Persian delegation in the Caspian Sea, killing two delegates and wounding several people.

But the Congress of Baku took place and was a great internationalist event. Peoples of very different cultures, languages, religions and experiences, peoples from some of the most backward parts of the world were debating on revolution, national liberation but also on womens rights. All that under the banner of the Communist International.

The Manifesto issued from the Congress was steeped in the denunciation and the struggle against colonialism and imperialism but also against local (weak) bourgeoisies, Emirs, Sultans, Shahs and all the imperialist local clients. Just as importantly, the Manifesto asserted that the main ally of the peoples of the East was the working class in the imperialist countries.

We can read: Peoples of the East! You have often heard the call to holy war, from your governments, you have marched under the green banner of the Prophet, but all those holy wars were fraudulent, serving only the interests of your self-seeking rulers, and you, the peasants and workers, remained in slavery and want after these wars. You conquered the go...

16:37

Chinese drone maker DJI is looking to raise $500 million Fast Company

The company is looking to raise the half-billion dollars before a rumored IPO in 2019, reports Reuters. If DJI can raise the funds, it would value the company at around $15 billionalmost double its valuation just three years ago. The funds would be used by DJI to expand into drone technology in the construction, agriculture,

The company is looking to raise the half-billion dollars before a rumored IPO in 2019, reports Reuters. If DJI can raise the funds, it would value the company at around $15 billionalmost double its valuation just three years ago. The funds would be used by DJI to expand into drone technology in the construction, agriculture, and energy sectors. DJI is currently the worlds largest drone maker by revenue and owns 70% of the global consumer and commercial drone market.

Read Full Story

16:09

When Timing is Everything The Failed Graf Zeppelin Venture Armstrong Economics

Timing is everything. When an economy turns, big projects that looked like they were going to be winners suddenly lose big time. That was the case when a world tour had been planned for the worlds biggest airship, the Graf Zeppelin, in 1930 just months after the 1929 Crash. In May 1930, the Graf Zeppelin floated over the Cape Verde Islands and slowed down stopping at the Porto Praia post office. When the ship had maneuvered to just the right spot, its crew threw a big sack of mail. To fund the voyage, they struck a deal to carry mail around the world which would be the first international air mail.

Over the next several weeks, the 775 feet from nose to tail Graf Zeppelin comp...

16:08

(Video) Adronis -- Post-Event: Humanity's 1000 Year Trial Operation Disclosure



Published on Mar 21, 2018

Brad Johnson channels Adronis as he shares insight on what will happen post-Event regarding humanity's appointed 1000 year trial.

http://www.newearthteachings.com

16:05

Noah Ark Commemorated on Roman Coins Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: I found your article on Noah and the flood interesting. However, are there any other sources in the West besides Gilgamesh that it seems many sites point to for the same reason?

EY

ANSWER: This story of Noah even appears on a Roman coin struck by Septimus Severus (193-211AD) long before Christianity became really a growing religion in Rome. The story is illustrated and even the name Noah appears on the Roman coin. This tends to verify that the story was well known outside of the Bible.

16:02

The Way to Survive Hyperinflation Armstrong Economics

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; I just wanted to comment that I am from Venezuela. My father came here to visit me in Florida where I live with a Green Card. Everything he saved in life for his retirement is now worthless and it does not even pay to travel back to collect his pension. The hyperinflation is a collapse in the confidence of government as you have explained. Those who saved for their retirement and had pensions, lose everything. They will be paid the amount that they were promised, but it will not even buy a single nights dinner and soon a beer.

Thank you for your contribution to society. I wish more people would listen to you. Experience is the root of knowledge. Opinion is the root of bias. You have proven that

JE

REPLY: To survive hyperinflation requires the holding of tangible assets and never cash or pensions. The way pensions can be devalued is through inflation over the course of time and circumstance. What I paid into Social Security will never come back to me in terms of real purchasing power and that is without hyperinflation. I have stated before, I met with the Treasury back during the Reagan Administration and said these insane levels of interest rates will triple the national debt in less than 10 years. They simply responded; Yes but we...

15:17

The Spiritual Significance Of The Butterfly: Do You See Them Often? Awareness Act

Butterflies symbolize transformation and change. They are very much a light of hope in this crazy world and when we come across them we should take in the messages they bring with them.

There are tons and tons of different kinds of butterflies in this crazy world. Each butterfly goes through transformations of its own and in that learns what it intends to pass on to those of us who are kind enough to listen. Birthed from an egg the butterfly lives its early life as a caterpillar only to retreat within the chrysalis or pupa to become its true form.

Butterflies are power animals for many of us whether we realize it or not. If you notice a butterfly in your path you may need to retreat within and ask yourself what changes need to be made in your life. Whether you are in the middle of one or just beginning change is something we all have to face. It is not something any of us can completely avoid.

Below you will find a list of some of the more common colors butterflies come in and what those different colored butterflies symbolize specifically. While not all colors hold meaning these ones for sure do. If you see a butterfly take into consideration its color and they try to figure out the omen of change it is presenting to you.

Blue Butterflies

The color blue in a butterfly is one that brings luck and joy. Some people even consider blue to be a wish-granting color but I guess that varies. This butterfly is telling you to never give up and that you should always carry on regardless of the things you are facing in life.

Orange Butterflies

The orange butterfly represents passion and can also be a bearer of anger as well. This butterfly reminds us to stay as positive as possible until we finish what we are currently working on. Having an orange butterfly land on you is a sign that your life is about to take a very unexpected turn.

Green Butterflies

Green butterflies are often associated with love and goodness in general. If you come across on you are well on your way to growing in general. Some believe green butterflies represent good luck or wealth to come but I am not sure about all of that. This is without a doubt a message of hope regardless if you see a green butterfly you should really look forward to what it holds for you.

Yellow Butterflies

A flying yellow or gold butterfly symbolizes a bright summer. It brings forth creativity and reminds us to have more fun in life....

15:12

Gun Control? No, Youth Liberation! : Mass ShootingsSchool WalkoutsGetting Free CrimethInc.

Students at Concords Mt. Diablo High break through gate in gun protest.

Following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School last month and ahead of the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC this coming weekend, people all around the United States are talking about gun violence. As politicians seek to exploit horrific tragedies to consolidate even more power for the state and channel youth outrage into support for the Democratic Party, we have to direct attention back to the structural factors that cause these mass killings in the first place. Weve prepared the following poster, zine, and handbill addressing the root causes of school violence and the solutions that genuine grassroots organizing can offer. Please print these out to distribute at your local high school, walkout, or protest!

Poster version: click the image above for downloadable PDF.

Zine version: click the image above for downloadable PDF.

Handbill version: click the image above for downloadable PDF.

The New Normal

Another mass shooting. Were horrified, but we cant say were surprised. These shootings have been going on for as long as we can remember. The victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School werent even born when Columbine happenedand mass shootings have only gotten worse since then. Four of the ten deadliest mass shootings in American history have taken place in the last two years.

Why the last two years? The answer tells us a lot about this soci...

15:09

Miami Air International flight was chartered from Langley AFB to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flight records indicate CLG News

Miami Air International flight was chartered from Langley AFB to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flight records indicate --The question is: Who was on the flight? | 19 March 2018 | Miami International Air flight LL162 flew to Langley Air Force Base (LFI) during the wee hours on Sunday where, presumably, a prisoner under official military control was boarded onto the aircraft which was later bound for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Boeing 737-8Q8 was wheels up from Langley (LFI) by 6 a.m. and remained aloft for two hours and thirty-seven minutes before landing at its destination, the most notorious prison facility in the world, GTMO.

15:01

For Ocean Conservation, Focus On Scientifically-Driven Decisions La Paz Group

merlin_135772488_b42241fe-633d-46e4-aa00-8913cd80255e-master768

Nathaniel Russell

Our favorite stories on conservation challengeswhether marine or terrestrialare those that highlight entrepreneurial approaches. Those stories, though, have multiple counterparts related to government approaches to conservation. In our many celebrations of various forms of...

15:00

Benjamin Fulford Report: "The World is About to Find out" -- March 19, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

The world is about to find out just how horrific the Khazarian mafias crimes were

By Benjamin FulfordWhite Dragon Society
2018-03-19



The purge at the very tip top of the U.S. secret power structure is nearly complete, meaning a much larger purge is now about to take place, according to Pentagon, CIA, and other sources. The top leadership of the White House, the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, the Pentagon, and other U.S. agencies is now composed almost entirely of white hats. This means that a systematic purge of the lower ranks is now possible. The result will be that in coming months people are going to find out just how horrific the crimes carried out by the Khazarian mafia really were.

Lets remember, these so-called leaders of the West were actively trying to kill off 90% of the worlds population. They have been caught manufacturing and spreading diseases like SARS, bird flu, ebola, etc. They have been caught trying to cause mass starvation by spreading crop diseases and paying farmers to grow fuel instead of food. They have been trying very hard to start World War 3. They were behind mass murder incidents like 9/11 and Fukushima. This is all proven fact. Whats going to happen now is that the bulk of the worlds population will learn of this.

In the U.S., about one million people were actively involved in the plot to kill 90% of their fellow Americans and enslave the survivors, according to Japanese military intelligence. These one millionwho pretend to be Jews, Muslims, or evangelical Christians, etc., but who actively worship Satanhave been seeking refuge elsewhere on the planet but have failed to find it.

They have also been trying to get off the planet, according to both CIA and Pentagon sources. The cabal is stuck on earth, since the CERN portal was destroyed, a Pentagon source says....

15:00

Israeli defense chief regrets declassifying details of 2007 strike on Syrian 'nuclear facility' BlackListed News

Israels Defense Minister expressed regret for approving the release of details on the 2007 airstrike on a Syrian "nuclear reactor", calling the media fallout and officials rush to claim credit for the operation an embarrassment.

What You Really Need To Know About The Scandal Engulfing Cambridge Analytica BlackListed News

Its not just Conservative party donors who are among the investors in the company that spawned the election consultancy at the centre of a storm about use of data from Facebook, embroiled in a scandal over elections and a referendum. Both of these events have changed the course of history, upset the rules based international order and shaken geopolitical alliances the world over. This is more than just a scandal.

AC-130 Gunship Mysteriously Flew Hours Worth Of Laps Over Seattle on Tuesday (Updated) BlackListed News

The USAF's newest gunship variant, dubbed the AC-130J Ghostrider, was very quietly up to something 8,500 feet over the Washington metropolis.

Austin mail bombings: What we know about attacker BlackListed News

The man who police say is responsible for a series of package bombings which terrorized Austin, Texas, in recent weeks died after blowing himself up on Wednesday. Heres everything we know so far about Mark Anthony Conditt.

Trump: "Crazy Joe Biden" Would "Go Down Fast" In A Fight BlackListed News

As former Vice President Joe Biden struggles to stay relevant as he quietly pursues the 2020 Democratic nomination, he told a crowd of people at an anti-sexual assault rally in Florida that "if I were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him," adding that he's "a pretty damn good athlete."

Police shot at a man 20 times in his own yard, thinking he had a gun. It was an iPhone. BlackListed News

Police say they saw an object in Stephan Clarks hand before they fired 20 bullets that killed him in his back yard Sunday night in Sacramento, a disturbing moment that was made public through body camera footage released Wednesday night.

The US Military Is Making Lasers That Create Voices out of Thin Air BlackListed News

Within three years, the Pentagon's non-lethal weapons lab hopes to have a direct energy weapon that can produce an effect like a haunted walkie-talkie or the biblical burning bush

Facebook: Six Degrees of Giant Squid BlackListed News

All of a sudden, politicians in the EU, UK, and USA all want to talk to Mark Zuckerberg. Thats a bad enough sign all by itself. It means they all either have been asleep, complicit, or theyre not very bright. The media tries to convince us the Facebook scandal is about Trump, Russia (yawn..) and elections. Its not. Not even close.

'Blood of Thousands on Their Hands': 55 Senators Vote To Continue US-Backed Carnage in Yemen BlackListed News

"The U.S. must stop literally fueling the deliberate killing and starvation of countless civilians in Yemen, and support a peaceful solution to end this crisis."

Buy American: Trump to Boost Exports of Lethal US Drones to Create Jobs BlackListed News

With drone warfare a hot business in recent years, the US has kept a careful handle on who they allow to buy US-made lethal drones. Reports suggest thats about to change, with President Trump set to ease the rules substantially, opening up sales to dozens of new customers.

"I Would Classify This As A Confession" - Police Discover 25-Minute Video Recorded By Austin Bomber BlackListed News

Mark Conditt, the serial bomber who terrified Austin residents from March 2 and early Wednesday, when he blew himself up as police closed in on his vehicle, recorded what police say amounts to a video confession. However, the mystery why he did what he did continues as the video didn't elaborate on his motive.

14:57

New Moon April 2018: Channeling Your Emotions and Renewing Your Personal Energies Awareness Act

On April 15th there will be yet another new moon but this one will be special. This new moon will be in Aries and with that we will be receiving some quite interesting energies, to say the least.

This new moon will be channeling our inner emotions and forcing us to bring them outward. While there will be some problems and turmoil we can and will work through it. The touch this new moon is going to hold is something we all need to be as aware of as possible.

Because this new moon is in Aries the renewing energies making their way here during that time will be amplified. Aries for those who are not quite aware is ruled by Mars the planet of war and energy. This meaning within us all will be basically the same. You may feel a strong sense of boldness in the weeks to come before this new moon makes its presence known.

The Aries energies will be forcing you to think about things you normally wouldnt and making you a bit more aware of the impulsiveness in your life. You will need to be as present as possible during this new moon and really do your best to keep your mind from wandering. During this new moon, the moon will be conjunct Uranus which means that you will be stuck for a moment between kooky and shy.

Image Credit: Astrologyking

 

I know, that sounds a bit odd but once you begin to really feel these energies it will all make sense. Both Uranus and the moon are ever-changing energies and with them, strong emotions always become known. Plant new seeds during this time and really figure out what you need to be doing to further yourself. Start fresh and make changes.

This new moon can and will manifest great things for you if you work with it and allow it to work through you and your personal energies. New moons are magical and will always be able to bring about great things. The perspective you gain from this experience will be a bright one and it will bring you to something amazing.

Do not be afraid, while the things I have mentioned sound a bit much they are not as scary as they seem. Feel free to check out the video below for a more detailed update. This Is going to be one wild ride you dont want to miss out on.

Your mind is going to come out refreshed and ready to move forward. This will bring forth a day like no other. Great things are coming towards you, embrace them.

...

14:55

House expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon CLG News

House expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon | 21 March 2018 | House Republican leadership are planning to hold a vote on the omnibus spending bill between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. "Assuming all goes according to plan, we think we'll vote around 10:30 a.m. first series, procedural votes and then the omnibus, probably in the 12:30 to 1:30 window if all goes according to plan for tomorrow," a GOP leadership aide told The Hill Wednesday evening. The final text was released Wednesday evening after lawmakers struggled for days to reach an agreement on the measure.

14:49

"A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has assumed this recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years distant, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex. 
 Click image for larger size.
About five light-years "tall", the dark cloud is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the glowing red emission nebula IC 434. Stars are forming within the dark cloud. Contrasting blue reflection nebula NGC 2023, surrounding a hot, young star, is at the lower left. The gorgeous color image combines both narrowband and broadband images recorded using three different telescopes.

14:47

"What Lies Beyond the Edge of the Observable Universe?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"What Lies Beyond the Edge of the Observable Universe?"
by Casey Kazan

The-big-bang-theory- few theories qualify for Nobel laureate Niels Bohr's famous question than the current Big Bang Theory of the origin of the Universe: "We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct."
Click image for larger size.
There is a growing body of data and theory which question whether the Universe may have begun with a Big Bang 13.75 billion years ago. Several leading cosmologists, such as Sean Carroll of CalTech and Neil Turok of Cambridge University challenge the prevailing model of a "Big Bang" and believe that  in the future we will only look back in wonder at how anyone could have believed in a creation event which was refuted by so much evidence. The origin of the Big Bang, that is, the state of "existence" which resulted in a Big Bang, is a mathematically obscure state - a "singularity" of zero volume that contained infinite density and infinite energy. Why this singularity existed, how it originated, and why it exploded, has led many scientists to question and challenge the very foundations of the Big Bang theory. 

It has been pointed out that an accelerated expansion limited to the most dis...

14:43

Chet Raymo, The Sacred Depths of Nature Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

The Sacred Depths of Nature
by Chet Raymo


Now do this. Go outside at night and hold two crossed sewing pins at arm's length against the dome of night. The intersection of those pins covers the area of the XDF. Presumably, the view in any other direction would be similar- except where our own galaxy gets in the way. Hundreds of billion of potentially visible galaxies, each galaxy (we are seeing only the brightest) with hundreds of billions of stars, every star potentially with planets. Any religion that doesn't accommodate these incredible revelations can hardly be qualified as adequate.

Which reminds me of something I found while cleaning out the archives last week: A 1996 letter from Kent Hovind, the founder of Creation Science Evangelism and (formerly) one of nation's busiest and most celebrated opponents of evolutionary science. I won't say anything about Mr. Hovind; he has his problems and I wish him well. But I will quote from his letter, which is not untypical of missives I received from Christian creationists while I was writing for the Boston Globe. "Satan has used your pride to blind you to the obvious," he writes. Hovind claims a "personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe," and suggests that "if...

14:38

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Laws" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Prophet- On Laws"

"You delight in laying down laws,
Yet you delight more in breaking them.
Like children playing by the ocean who build sand-towers with
constancy and then destroy them with laughter.
But while you build your sand-towers the ocean brings more sand to the shore,
And when you destroy them the ocean laughs with you.
Verily the ocean laughs always with the innocent.

But what of those to whom life is not an ocean,
and man-made laws are not sandtowers,
But to whom life is a rock, and the law a chisel with which
they would carve it in their own likeness?
What of the cripple who hates dancers?
What of the ox who loves his yoke and deems the elk and deer
of the forest stray and vagrant things?
What of the old serpent who cannot shed his skin,
and calls all others naked and shameless?
And of him who comes early to the wedding-feast,
and when over-fed and tired goes his way saying that
all feasts are violation and all feasters lawbreakers?

What shall I say of these save that they too stand in
the sunlight, but with their backs to the sun?
They see only their shadows, and their shadows are their laws.
And what is the sun to them but a caster of shadows?
And what is it to acknowledge the laws but to stoop down
and trace their shadows upon the earth?
But you who walk facing the sun,
what images drawn on the earth can hold you?
You who travel with the wind,
what weather-vane shall direct your course?
What man's law shall bind you if you break your yoke but upon no man's prison door?
What laws shall you fear if you dance but stumble against no man's iron chains?
And who is he that shall bring you to judgment if you tear off
your garment yet leave it in no man's path?

People of Orphalese, you can muffle the drum,
and you can loosen the strings of the lyre,
but who shall command the skylark not to sing?"

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Laws"
...

14:30

The Daily "Near You?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Bacolod City, Bacolod, Philippines. Thanks for stopping by!

14:29

Common sense: Trump responds to criticism over call he made to Putin: 'Getting along with Russia is a good thing' Signs of the Times

US President Donald Trump has hit back at 'the Fake News Media' over its criticism of him congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election victory, saying "getting along with Russia is a good thing." Trump made the comments on Twitter on Wednesday, hitting back at media coverage of his phone call with Putin in the aftermath of the Russian election result. The US leader noted that his predecessor Barack Obama had also called Putin, after the latter won Russia's 2012 presidential race. In a follow-up tweet, Trump said Russia "can help solve problems," including issues regarding North Korea, Syria and the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

14:15

"Folly Is Perennial..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.
- Bertrand Russell

14:07

"Plight of Phoenix: How Long Can the Worlds Least Sustainable City Survive?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Plight of Phoenix:
 How Long Can the Worlds Least Sustainable City Survive?"
by The Guardian

"Jennifer Afshar and her husband, John, pushed their bikes across the grass and paused to savor the sunshine, while their two boys went to look at the duck pond. Other kids were playing soccer or doing tricks in the skate park, and families picnicked on blankets or fired up a barbecue across from the swimming pool. We moved here from Los Angeles, to get away from the rising cost of living and the traffic, said Jennifer. When we saw this park, we thought they were punking us it was so good. Theres low crime, the home owners association takes great care of the grass and trees we like it.

...

14:04

Bird of the Day: Verdin La Paz Group

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Baja California Sur, Mexico

13:45

Ethnic divisions threaten the new Gambia RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

If left unchecked, the increasingly ethnic hue of political rivalries in The Gambia risks alienating parts of society and laying the groundwork for future problems.

13:35

Tanzania police threat to 'cripple' anti-president protesters RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Anyone protesting against Tanzanian President John Magufuli will end up with a broken leg and go home as a cripple, a Tanzanian police officer has warned.

13:33

Skripal was of 'zero value' to Russia after spy swap, so why poison him now? - Kremlin spokesman CLG News

Skripal was of 'zero value' to Russia after spy swap, so why poison him now? - Kremlin spokesman | 21 March 2018 | Poisoned double-agent Sergei Skripal was of zero value to Moscow after he was handed over by Russia to Britain, Dmitry Peskov, President Putins press-secretary, said in an exclusive interview with RT. The press-secretary also pointed out that Russia had no motive to target Skripal, who was found unconscious with his daughter in Salisbury earlier in March. Britain is accusing Russia of poisoning them with a Soviet-era nerve agent...Peskov also said that the UK authorities were too hasty in blaming Russia without carrying out any investigation into the attack.

13:30

Is China losing interest in nuclear power? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Slowing demand for electricity and competition from renewables have halted new reactor approvals, writes Feng Hao.

13:29

Ethiopian airlines pledges 'a tree for every passenger' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Ethiopian airlines have signed on fora Plant one tree for every passenger flown project.

13:14

U.S. Military Research Into Generating Sounds with Lasers cryptogon.com

This one is a keeper! Via: DefenseOne: Within three years, the Pentagons non-lethal weapons lab hopes to have a direct energy weapon that can produce an effect like a haunted walkie-talkie or the biblical burning bush.

12:29

Five Years Later Omidyar's Snowden Trickle Catching Up To Trilema Report On NSA In Bitcoin Qntra

Five years after Mircea Popescu reported state actor probing of the Bitcoin ecosystem, and 58 months after Edward Snowden flew to Hong Kong and handed over a bunch of USG.NSA secrets the curators of those secrets at Pierre Omidyar's fake Qntra The Intercept are finally leaking the ones concernbing NSA actions against Bitcoin (archived).

Omidyar would appreciate it if you could please ignore how the nearly five years delay on these leaks coincides with other recent Hail Mary attempts to delay the inevitable.

11:57

Dear President Putin and company: The west is beneath you, don't waste your breath responding to their insulting lies Signs of the Times

The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying. Especially by the UK. Starting with PM May, who outright accused Russia of using chemical weapons (CW) on UK grounds, without delivering any evidence. Strangely, there is no indication where Skripal and his daughter are, in which hospital the pair is being treated, no poison analysis is being published, they cannot be visited; there is absolutely no evidence of the substance they allegedly have been poisoned with - do Sergei and Yulia actually exist? As a consequence, Theresa May expels 23 Russian diplomats, who have to leave the UK within a week. Then came Boris Johnson, the Foreign Minister clown, also an abject liar. He said, no he yelled, at his fellow parliamentarians that it was "Overwhelmingly likely, that Putin personally ordered the spy attack." This accusation out of nothing against the Russian President is way more than a deep breach in diplomatic behavior, it is a shameful insult. - And no evidence is provided. Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, in fact, said that Johnson's personal attack on President Putin was "unforgivable".

11:26

NCL Raises Gratuities Again: The Greedy Gets Greedier Cruise Law News

NCL Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line (NCL) plans to increase the automatic gratuities charged to its cruise passengers, effective April 1, 2018. Travel Pulse states that NCL informed travel agents of the so-called nominal adjustment to its daily service charges today.

The new rates for standard cabins will increase from $13.99 to $14.50 per passenger per day. The new gratuities for suites will increase from $16.99 to $17.50 per person per day.

Just last year, NCL raised gratuities on April 1st from $13.50 per person, per day, to $13.99 (except for the Norwegian Sky where NCL increased daily gratuities to $18.99 a day (an increase over 40%). NCL increased daily gratuities for suites from $15.50 to $16.99 on all of its ships (again, except for the Sky where it increased the daily charge to $21.99).

Regarding the Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun, the gratuities will increase from $18.99  to $19.99 for cabins and from $21.99 to $22.99 for suites, per person per day.  

It seems that there is no limit to the greed of cruise executives. 

Del Rio's NCL has gouged its customers before, with extra charges, including increased room services charges, automatic gratuities and restaurant cover charges. He made this statement at an earning conference in 2015: "... we have looked across the fleet to identify areas where marginal changes ... can be implemented to improve performance. A few examples include a 6.7% average increase in beverage prices, the introduction of a nominal room service fee and lower costs from renegotiated shore excursion agreements. To put into perspective how these small changes can add up quickly, every dollar increase in yield translates to approximately $15 million to the bottom line."

Of course, all the major cruise lines nickel-and-dime their customers. Royal Caribbean began charging for room service  last year and, in the past, increased its gratuities while attempting to create the appearance that the increases were for its hard-working crew members (Read: ...

11:24

Foncier: le dput Dominique Potier veut des mesures d'urgence RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

20 Mar 2018 | Ouest FranceLe dput franais Dominique Potier est favorable une loi foncire en 2019 mais une condition : des mesures d'urgence doivent tre mises en place court terme .

11:24

The current World Bank's land titling program in northeastern Brazil is a license for land grabbing RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

21 Mar 2018 | Campanha Nacional em Defesa do CerradoThe World Bank is financing a land titling program in the Brazilian State of Piau, where large areas of land have been grabbed from local communities and illegally occupied by big agribusiness companies.

11:17

No Shelter in Afghanistan The Fifth Column

 

(HRW) More than 8 out of 10 Afghan women and girls will suffer domestic and other violence in their lifetime. Before 2001, they had nowhere to run. These days there are some safe havens: the countrys tiny, but desperately important, network of womens shelters.

But these shelters are now under attack and not for the first time by Afghanistans own government. Last month, the Ministry of Womens Affairs (MoWA) announced plans to seize control of shelter funding provided by foreign donors, and instead require shelter operators to seek funding through the ministry. This might sound reasonable a hallmark of President Ashraf Ghanis government has been a push for greater government control over donor funds in the name of corruption.

But weve seen this before. In 2011, MoWA also pushed for control of the shelters and used the same rhetoric as this time alluding to problems in the refuges and suggesting falsely that shelters are brothels. But these abusive lies have been spread for years by opponents of womens rights, who believe that women should have no safe haven from their husband no matter how violent and that a father or brother should have total control over the life or death of a woman.

In 2011, I was one of several lawyers who spent many hours reviewing the regulation MoWA sought to impose on shelters. It was clear that it intended to deprive women of refuge. Under the regulation, women would have been forced to convince a panel that they deserve shelter, and to undergo humiliating and medically meaningless virginity tests. Worst of all, they would have been turned over to their families at the relatives request although nearly all were fleeing abuse from their own family.

In 2011, and in 2013 when MoWA tried again, international donors who fund the shelters fought back.

But foreign donor interest in Afghanistan has fallen dramatically. It is far from clear that they will fight again to save the shelters.

I have met Afghan women whose lives were saved by these refuges. I remember the fear in their eyes. If donors dont act and fast they will have even more to fear.

Originally published by Human Rights Watch by Heather Barr

The post...

11:13

Homemade explosives found in Austin bomb suspect's Pflugerville house, residents evacuated CLG News

Homemade explosives found in Austin bomb suspect's Pflugerville house, residents evacuated | 21 March 2018 | As authorities work to remove homemade explosives from the Pflugerville, Texas, home of the suspect behind Austin's recent explosions, authorities are forcing residents within a five-block radius of his home to evacuate and stay away until 9 p.m. March 21...Mark Conditt, 23, of Pflugerville was found at a Round Rock hotel. When officers started to approach his vehicle, Conditt detonated a bomb and killed himself March 21, police said. His death follows a series of explosions in the Austin area over the span of three weeks.

11:06

Police: Bombing suspect left taped 'confession' CLG News

Police: Bombing suspect left taped 'confession' | 21 March 2018 | (Pflugerville, TX) As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on guard. Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed college dropout who bought bomb-making materials at Home Depot, was tracked down using store surveillance video, cellphone signals and witness accounts of a customer shipping packages in a disguise that included a blonde wig and gloves. His motive remained a mystery.

11:02

Fearing for her life, Malta corruption whistleblower hands herself in to Greek policeShe had revealed informations to Daphne Caruana Galizia (Juliette Garside) Tlaxcala

21/03/2018 - Maria Efimova surrenders in Greece after Malta and Cyprus issued European arrest warrants A whistleblower at the centre of a corruption scandal surrounding Maltas prime minister, Joseph Muscat, ...

10:52

6 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux Wake Up World

March 22nd, 2018 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest writer for Wake Up World Acid reflux is painful. Food and acid splash into the esophagus and cause belching, heartburn and, in some severe cases, chest pains. Some individuals have experienced pain so intense they thought they had a heart attack. If a person experiences acid reflux on []

10:43

SOTT FOCUS: Boris Johnson compares Russia hosting football World Cup with Nazi Germany hosting 1936 Olympics Signs of the Times

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was today 'quizzed' by the British parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the Skripal spy poisoning scandal. Fielding the tamest 'questions' you'll ever heard asked of the foreign minister of a nuclear weapon-possessing government that is arguably on a war-footing with a major nuclear power, the roundtable wasn't so much an inquiry as a quarry of quislings grandstanding for the cameras. While one committee member lamented Russia's wilful campaign of "destroying the ties that bind" (the inglorious Western Order formerly known as the British Empire), Boris Johnson agreed with another's suggestion that Russia hosting the World Cup is tantamount to Hitler hosting the Olympics in 1936: "I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right. It is an emetic prospect to think of Putin glorifying in this sporting event." (An emetic is something which causes vomiting.) That right there is why the Anglo-Americans have been going after Russia in the sporting arena since the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014: just the thought of Russia being seen as another normal country, and thus 'enjoying' the cross-cultural benefits of same, literally makes them vomit.

SOTT FOCUS: Boris Johnson Compares Russia Hosting Football World Cup With Nazi Germany Hosting 1936 Olympics Signs of the Times

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was today 'quizzed' by the British parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the Skripal spy poisoning scandal. Fielding the tamest 'questions' you'll ever hear asked of the foreign minister of a nuclear weapon-possessing government that is arguably on a war-footing with a major nuclear power, the round table wasn't so much an inquiry as a quarry of quislings grandstanding for the cameras. While one committee member lamented Russia's wilful campaign of "destroying the ties that bind" (the inglorious Western Order formerly known as the British Empire), Boris Johnson agreed with another's suggestion that Russia hosting the World Cup is tantamount to Hitler hosting the Olympics in 1936: "I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right. It is an emetic prospect to think of Putin glorifying in this sporting event." (An emetic is something which causes vomiting.) This, precisely, is why the anglo-Americans have been going after Russia in the sporting arena since the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014: just the thought of Russia being seen as another normal country, and thus 'enjoying' the cross-cultural benefits of same, literally makes them vomit.

10:35

Asia-Pacific's biggest ports face steep climate billstudy RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

It will cost up to $49 billion to upgrade Asia-Pacific's biggest ports to cope with rising sea levels and storm surges.

10:18

Climate science on trial as high-profile US case takes on fossil fuel industry RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Courtroom showdown in San Francisco pitted liberal cities against oil corporations, and saw judge host unusual climate tutorial' The science of climate change was on trial Wednesday when leading experts testified about the threats of global warming in a US court while a fossil fuel industry lawyer fighting a high-profile lawsuit sought to deflect blame for rising sea levels.The hearing was part of a courtroom showdown between liberal California cities and powerful oil corporations, [...]

09:52

"Just Look At Us..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. 
Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, 
universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, 
the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality."
 - Michael Ellner

09:52

In The Face Of Climate Change, Communication Must Evolve RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Disaster Communication: How Climate Change Made VoIP Necessary The environment is changing. After centuries of rhythmic cycling, the encroaching forces of climate change mean an increasing number of natural disasters and long periods of recovery. It's not just that we're seeing more disasters like hurricanes and tornados, but also that they're touching new places, areas The post In The Face Of Climate Change, Communication Must Evolve appeared first on Peak Oil.

09:49

"The Corporatocracy" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Corporatocracy"
by Robert Gore 

"The interests of Washington and large corporations have merged so completely they are now inseparable. Or was it an acquisition? If the latter, who acquired whom? Unfortunately, the labels affixed to purely corporate combinations lose their analytical usefulness here. While the two retain their own distinct legal structures and managements, so to speak, such a close community of interest has evolved that its no longer possible to separate them or delineate their individual contours. Political labels are no help; the ones most often used have become hopelessly imprecise. The Wikipedia definition of fascism is over 8,000 words, with 43 notes and 16 references.

However, the conjoined blob is so big, rapacious, and intrusive that akin to Justice Potter Stewarts famous non-definition of obscenity, everybody knows it when they see or otherwise come into contact with it. This article will use the term corporatocracy. Its less letters, dashes, and words to type than the corporate-government-combination. No serviceable understanding of either US history or current events is possible without close study of the corporatocracy. Unfortunately, such study, like entomology or cleaning sept...

09:49

'Whataboutism': The nonsensical propaganda word that's designed to defend the failed imperial status quo Signs of the Times

If you spend any time on Twitter, you'll probably be familiar with the latest pathetic attempt to defend and insulate the U.S. status quo from criticism. It centers around the usage of an infantile and meaningless term, "whataboutism." Let's begin with one particularly absurd accusation of "whataboutism" promoted by NPR last year: When O'Reilly countered that "Putin is a killer," Trump responded, "There are a lot of killers. You got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?" This particular brand of changing the subject is called "whataboutism" - a simple rhetorical tactic heavily used by the Soviet Union and, later, Russia. And its use in Russia helps illustrate how it could be such a useful tool now, in America. As Russian political experts told NPR, it's an attractive tactic for populists in particular, allowing them to be vague but appear straight-talking at the same time. The idea behind whataboutism is simple: Party A accuses Party B of doing something bad. Party B responds by changing the subject and pointing out one of Party A's faults - "Yeah? Well what about that bad thing you did?" (Hence the name.) It's not exactly a complicated tactic - any grade-schooler can master the "yeah-well-you-suck-too-so-there" defense. But it came to be associated with the USSR because of the Soviet Union's heavy reliance upon whataboutism throughout the Cold War and afterward, as Russia.

09:44

The Trump Administration Is Pushing to Sell Offshore Drilling Leases, and It's Tanking Profits for Taxpayers RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in US history, which included all available areas in the Gulf of Mexico, garnered only tepid interest from oil and gas companies on Wednesday. Industry and government representatives called the results encouraging and consistent. Critics deemed it an embarrassing flop.  The sale was in the spotlight amidst the Trump administration's push to []

09:44

All On Board! Running 'Cause I Can't Fly


All On Board!
by Bill Bonner

"The Dow fluttered yesterday. The NASDAQ, too. Our guess is that the smart money is pulling out first. Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Bill Gross - many Wall Street giants have already announced that they are turning bearish. The rest of the smart money keeps its mouth shutand wonders when to sell.

Federal Reserve to the Rescue: All markets go up an...

09:43

X22 Report, Future Proves Past, Everything Is About To Change Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

X22 Report, Future Proves Past, Everything Is About To Change
Related followup report:
X22 Report, The Central Bankers Just Pushed Back Against "The Plan

09:40

The Monetary System: Tyranny, Slavery, and Self-Destruction Operation Disclosure

The Monetary System

Downward slide into tyranny, slavery, and self-destruction

Source: The Final Wakeup Call

The Deep State Cartel

How does the current system work? It creates money out of thin air; controlled by the puppet-governments and central banksters; which ends up in the hands of Deep State cronies and the elite. It creates an economy that runs on credit, not real wealth or real output. It can only grow by increasing the level of debt, and is thereby damned to its own destruction. But, the Central Bankers wont impose self-restraint; instead, they facilitate more deficit spending; the Deep State needs it. There are only two major threats to this system;


  • Debt levels cannot increase infinitely. Sooner or later the whole system will blow up.
  • Political: A determined, disruptive politician might be able to slow it down, but will unlikely be able to reform it.
The system is the biggest financial fraud in the history of mankind. It has transferred, over the last four decades, at least $15 trillion from the people who earned it, to the rich and the Deep State elite, resulting in the total household debt climbing $193 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 to a record $14.5 trillion. It has now risen for 14 consecutive quarters and five straight years. It now sits just shy of $500 billion more than the previous peak in the third quarter of 2008, that initiated the collapse and crisis of 2008.

Credit-card debt once again led the way. It rose 3.2% in a quarter to $834 billion. Student and auto loans increased 1.5% and 0.7%, respectively, to a record $1.38 trillion and $1.22 trillion. And even mortgage debt climbed substantially for the first time in several quarters, up 1.6% to $8.88 trillion.

Instead of the 10% savings rate that was customary i...

09:38

Merkel begins new term as chancellor World News Echonetdaily

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her new government will heal divisions in German society that have fuelled the far right.

Delivering her first government statement to parliament since beginning her fourth term last week, Merkel defended her 2015 decision to welcome more than one million migrants but said there could be no repeat of the influx.

Society had grown more divided and angst-ridden, said the chancellor, 63, whose fourth term is likely to be her last.

Something has changed in our country, she told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

Although our country is doing well, although our economy is doing its best since reunification, many people are worried about the future.

Such angst, she conceded, hurt both her conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners in last Septembers national election, when the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) surged into parliament for the first time.

The AfD now leads the opposition, with the two groups in parliament Merkels conservative bloc and the SPD allied in their ruling grand coalition.

She also charged her ministers with generating more cohesion in society at large, and without naming him put down her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, who last week told mass-selling newspaper Bild: Islam does not belong to Germany.

Merkel acknowledged Germanys Judo-Christian historical background, before adding to loud applause: Islam has become part of Germany.

She said Germany must secure its future in a reformed Europe that would keep friendly, close ties with Britain.

The post Merkel begins new term as chancellor appeared first on Echonetdaily.

09:36

US A-G seeks death penalty in drug cases World News Echonetdaily

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases whenever it is appropriate, saying the move is necessary to counter an epidemic of opioid abuse.

It follows a plan announced by President Donald Trump earlier this week that called for executing opioid dealers and traffickers.

The call has already sparked a backlash from criminal justice reform groups who say it is the wrong response to a public health crisis.

In the face of all of this death, we cannot continue with business as usual, Sessions said.

Drug traffickers, transnational criminal organisations, and violent street gangs all contribute substantially to this scourge. To combat this deadly epidemic, federal prosecutors must consider every lawful tool at their disposal, he added.

Critics say that greater use of the death penalty could greatly tie up resources at US Attorneys offices, because death penalty cases are more complex and take longer to move through the court system.

The post US A-G seeks death penalty in drug cases appeared first on Echonetdaily.

09:36

The Democratic Establishment Should Be Very Nervous After Chicago's Primary Results RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

In Tuesday's Illinois primaries, the Chicago Democratic Machine was challenged on multiple fronts. And if the results are a sign of things to come, progressive forces in Chicago could be on the ascent. The 3rd congressional district primary in Illinois captured much about the past two years of our national politics. On the Democratic side, an establishment, centrist Democrat faced a progressive challenger to his left. On the Republican side, the only candidate in the race was a white [...]

09:34

Zuckerberg breaks silence on Facebook data World News Echonetdaily

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in his first comments since the user-privacy crisis now engulfing the company broke, has admitted Facebook has made mistakes and outlined what it plans to do to restore trust with users.

News broke last Friday that Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political data-analytics firm hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, got its hands on data for 50 million Facebook users without the users knowledge or consent.

Ive been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesnt happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, theres more to do, and we need to step up and do it, Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

Heres what Zuckerberg said Facebook will do: First, it will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform to reduce data access in 2014.

Second, Facebook will restrict developers data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse, according to Zuckerberg. For example, it will remove developers access to user data if you havent used their app in three months. Third, it will display a tool at the top of the News Feed with apps users have used and an easy way to revoke those apps permissions to your data.

Facebook says the researcher that supplied the data to Cambridge Analytica, going back to 2013, lied to Facebook and violated its policies. The company barred Cambridge Analytica and its parent company from using its platform, and also says it no longer allows third-party apps to captured data the way that was done in this case.

This was a breach of trust between [researcher Aleksandr] Kogan, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, Zuckerberg wrote. But it was also a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it. We need to fix that.

The scandal has drawn renewed scrutiny on Facebooks data-handling practices from lawmakers and regulators, led some users to call for a boycott (via the hashtag #DeleteFacebook) and prompted lawsuits from shareholders and users. It ignited a two-day selloff of Facebook stock, before shares recovered some ground Wednesday.

The post Zuckerberg breaks silence on Facebook data appeared first on Echonetdaily.

09:30

5 Tips for Maintaining a Green Construction Site RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

How to Make a Construction Site Green? As the demand for green residential and commercial construction increases, it's important to pause and discuss an aspect of the process that doesn't get enough discussion: Construction site management. 5 Tips for Making a Construction Site Green So much time is spent discussing green building materials, high-efficiency appliances, The post 5 Tips for Maintaining a Green Construction Site appeared first on Peak Oil.

09:25

Sierra Leone replies to reports that blockchain powered the election RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Sierra Leone electoral commission is seeking to clarify the limited extent to which blockchain technology was used.in the recent presidential elections.

09:24

Sierra Leone replies to reports that blockchain powered the election RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Sierra Leone electoral commission is seeking to clarify the limited extent to which blockchain technology was used.in the recent presidential elections.

09:23

Anonymous Patriots: Evening Truth News Headlines -- March 21, 2018 Operation Disclosure

TRUTH NEWS HEADLINES EVENING

MARCH 21, 2018 | 5:07 PM

Source: Aim 4 Truth | By ANONYMOUS PATRIOTS



MEANTIME.IN THE SWAMP



DONALD TRUMP TO REPUBLICANS: WE HAVE TO GO FURTHER RIGHT AS DEMOCRATS GO FURTHER LEFT

ANDREW MCCABE AUTHORIZED CRIMINAL PROBE OF JEFF SESSIONS, ABC SOURCES SAY



ARREST HIM NOW

Thomas has some recommendations for how to handle foreign agent and enemy of the state Christopher Steele. He also describes the relationship of SES to SERCO and the Queen of England.

SOLUTIONS ONLY ARISE OUTSIDE THE STATUS QUO

All smilesthese two chums. Sent in from a reader who said the only picture he ever saw of Brennan smiling was in this picture with pal Mueller. Looks like a great picture waiting for a meme. Send us your creations.



...

09:19

5 takeaways from First Drafts identifying misinformation course The Fifth Column

A new online course from First Draft helps journalists use free tools to track down, source and verify information they find online.

 A video appears to show regime planes bombing civilians in Syria; someone who looks much like a beloved professor appears holding a torch at a neo-Nazi rally. If credible, these are leads. But how do we know if they are credible?

A new online course from First Draft introduces cutting-edge tools for verifying imagery and claims made online, especially by social media accounts. First Draft our partner across the hall at Harvards Shorenstein Center is leading the development of curricula to help journalists navigate the thorny world of social media.

First Drafts course, which is free, is built around a number of internet plugins and tools that anyone can use to trace a video or photos provenance, test for manipulation, trace someones online footprint, or verify the date in an image files metadata. But it is much more than a list of tools: Clare Wardle and her team demonstrate how to use each, with examples.

Here are five takeaways from the course (in no special order):

1: Viral videos: Be skeptical

When suicide bombers attacked the Brussels airport in 2016, a video quickly circulated online purporting to show the aftermath. Journalists jumped on it and credited the woman who tweeted it. But she had simply posted the video to Twitter, she later wrote; someone else had shot it. Indeed, as this example shows, imagery may first appear on closed messaging applications, like WhatsApp or Telegram, and only later emerge on Facebook or YouTube. In other cases, you can find many scrapes (versions) of the same video on YouTube. How do you know which is original or where it really came from? Be skeptical, First Draft warns: The problem is that you dont have the name of the person who originally captured the content; you often also dont have the right date.

2: Provenance

What if were not sure a video is authentic? Taking the example of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria in April 2017, First Draft uses a numb...

09:18

"Anyway..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.
If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs,
we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."
- P. J. O'Rourke

09:13

Your Guide to Buying an Eco-Friendly Home RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

How to Make Sure Your Next House is an Eco-Friendly Home While a lot of homeowners are interested in building eco-friendly homes, there isn't always a ton of existing inventory on the market. If you're looking to purchase an existing home that's energy efficient and green, you'll have to be strategic with your search. 5 The post Your Guide to Buying an Eco-Friendly Home appeared first on Peak Oil.

09:10

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen MintPress News

Tuesdays debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to end (technically whether or not to vote on whether to end) U.S. participation in the war on Yemen can certainly be presented as a step forward. While 55 U.S. Senators voted to keep the war rolling along, 44 voted not to table the resolution to end it. Of those 44, some, including leaders like Senator Chuck Schumer, said not a word in the debate and only voted the right way once the wrong way had won. And conceivably some could say they were voting in favor of having a vote, upon which they would have voted for more war. But its safe to say that at least most of the 44 were voting to end a war and many of them explicitly said so.

I use the phrase end a war, despite the fact that Saudi Arabia could continue its war without U.S. participation in part, because its easier, and in part because experts have suggested that Saudi Arabia could not do anything like what it is doing without the participation of the U.S. military in identifying targets and refueling planes. It is of course also true that were the United States to go beyond what was under consideration on Tuesday and cease providing Saudi Arabia with planes and bombs, and use its influence as an oil customer and general war partner to pressure Saudi Arabia to end the war and lift the blockade, the war might end entirely. And millions of human lives might be spared.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has for years been a leading proponent of getting Congress to authorize wars, making clear that he wanted to keep those wars going but with Congressional authorization. This time was different. Kaine pushed publicly for votes to end U.S. partic...

09:06

Why the UK, the EU and the US Gang-Up on Russia Dissident Voice

For the greater part of a decade the US, the UK and the EU have been carrying out a campaign to undermine and overthrow the Russia government and in particular to oust President Putin. Fundamental issues are at stake including the real possibility of a nuclear war.

The most recent western propaganda campaign and one of the most virulent is the charge launched by the UK regime of Prime Minister Theresa May. The Brits have claimed that Russian secret agents conspired to poison a former Russian double-agent and his daughter in England , threatening the sovereignty and safety of the British people. No evidence has ever been presented. Instead the UK expelled Russian diplomats and demands harsher sanctions, to increase tensions. The UK and its US and EU patrons are moving toward a break in relations and a military build-up.

A number of fundamental questions arise regarding the origins and growing intensity of this anti-Russian animus.

Why do the Western regimes now feel Russia is a greater threat then in the past? Do they believe Russia is more vulnerable to Western threats or attacks? Why do the Western military leaders seek to undermine Russias defenses? Do the US economic elites believe it is possible to provoke an economic crisis and the demise of President Putins government? What is the strategic goal of Western policymakers? Why has the UK regime taken the lead in the anti-Russian crusade via the fake toxin accusations at this time?

This paper is directed at providing key elements to address these questions.

The Historical Context for Western Aggression

Several fundamental historical factors dating back to the 1990s account for the current surge in Western hostility to Russia.

First and foremost, during the 1990s the US degraded Russia, reducing it to a vassal state, and imposing itself as a unipolar state.

Secondly, Western elites pillaged the Russian economy, seizing and laundering hundreds of billions of dollars. Wall Street and City of London banks and overseas tax havens were the main beneficiaries

Thirdly, the US seized and took control of the Russian electoral process, and secured the fraudulent election of Yeltsin.

Fourthly, the West degraded Russias military and scientific institutions and advanced their armed forces to Russias borders.

Fifthly, the West insured that Russia was unable to support its allies and independent governments throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Russia was unable to aid its allies in the Ukraine, Cuba, North Korea, Libya etc.

With the collapse of the Yeltsin regime and the election of President Putin, Russia regained its sovereignty, its economy recovered, its armed forces and scientific institutes were rebuilt and strengthened. Poverty was sharply reduced and Western backed gangster...

09:00

Los Angeles Sheriffs Department Launches Massive Facial Recognition Program Activist Post

By Derrick Broze The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department recently announced they have adopted a massive biometric system in an effort to fight crime. The...

08:57

Algeria under Snow Signs of the Times

Snow is back on several wilayas in the north of the country: Tizi Ouzou, Bejaia, Stif, Mda... On the video posted on social networks, we can see motorists progressing with difficulty on the road between Addekar and Yakouren, in Tizi Ouzou.

08:37

FOURTH March Nor'easter dumps 8 inches of snow on Washington, DC - Thousands of flights cancelled, Federal govt closed Signs of the Times

United States government offices in Washington, DC closed due to heavy snow, the Office of Personal Management (OPM) said on Wednesday. "Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements," OPM said in a statement. The snowfall began late Tuesday and is expected to strengthen throughout the day. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Washington area, forecasting up to 8 inches (21 cm) of snow.

08:35

Craig Murray: On being a dissenting voice in the UK Signs of the Times

I just thought I might give you a little taste of what it means to your personal life to express dissent from the government line in the UK in 2018. Let me start with this combined effort from the UK's most popular website, Guido Fawkes, which fanatically supports the government, and the Blairite crew at "The Guardian". The red ink is original. Now it is true that, when I was sacked as Ambassador by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for blowing the whistle on extraordinary rendition and the Blair government's misuse of intelligence from torture, I went into a terrible depression and voluntarily spent ten days or so in St Thomas Hospital (not a mental illness facility) for treatment. I have never tried to keep this secret, indeed it is a major part of my memoir "Murder in Samarkand". It is also true, as I have always acknowledged, that I have had other less serious depressive episodes treated at home and been diagnosed as bipolar since I was 20. That we stigmatise anybody who has ever had a mental illness, write them off and view their views, on anything, as invalid, is an attitude I had hoped we had moved past last century. Indeed, if this hatchet job was done on anybody writing within the Overton window, then the Guardian would be dedicating editorials to condemning it. We have in fact moved to the old Soviet position, where disagreement with the official line equals mental illness. I quite confess this sort of thing does in fact hurt me - if you cut me, do I not bleed?

08:30

Weatherwatch: Arctic ice sheet engages combat submarines RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Uneven ice that scatters sonar tests the US and British navies during ICEX military exercisesThe attack submarine HMS Trenchant has joined US submarines in the Arctic for ICEX 2018, military exercises involving practice with dummy torpedo attacks and navigation and surfacing through the ice cover. The ice sheet provides almost perfect concealment for submarines but brings problems too. While the upper surface of the ice is smooth the underside is ridged with keels extending downwards for [...]

08:23

German TV interview with illiterate polygamous Syrian 'refugee' shocks viewers Signs of the Times

German media reported recently on a 32-year-old Syrian, who lives with six children - a seventh is expected soon - and his two wives in Pinneberg. Although polygamy is strictly banned under German law, Ahmad adheres to Sharia law with German regulatory approval. During the Spiegel TV interview with the Syrian, he only granted his wives permission to speak after a while. The women barely had a say in the report. It seems that the only thing they were allowed to say was to express their satisfaction with their promised fate. Ahmad, an illiterate, and his wives are also satisfied with the apartment financed by the German taxpayer. In the single bedroom - so we learn - the three do not sleep together, but in succession. Being a second wife is obviously a shift worker job. Ahmad wishes for four wives and 10 to 20 children and would eventually need a larger flat. His third future wife still lives in Syria. For the fourth wedding, the illiterate imagines wedding a German woman, provided she is a Muslim. She may even be only 13, as was the case with one of his current wives.

08:22

Doctor Receives Four Years in Prison as Historic Opioid Trial Moves Forward The Daily Sheeple

A disgraced doctor is on his way to prison for his role in Americas opioid crisis as the largest trial dealing with the crisis unfolds.

The United States has been grappling with what has come to be known as an Opioid Epidemic, with hundreds of people dying every day due to opiate-related overdoses. The tragic circumstances have caused the Trump administration to issue calls for the death penalty to be used against drug dealers. The U.S. government, the medical establishment, and the judicial system are each formulating a strategy for how to deal with the crisis.

Amidst this chaotic scene, some doctors are beginning to receive punishment for contributing to the deaths of drug-addicted individuals. Earlier this month, a Rhode Island doctor was sentenced to more than four years in prison after he confessed to taking bribes from Insys Therapeutics, producer of Subsys, a powerful fentanyl-based cancer spray. U.S. District Judge John McConnell in Providence, Rhode Island, punished Jerrold Rosenberg for falsely diagnosing patients with cancer in order to get insurance approval for prescribing Subsys. Reuters reported that between 2012 and 2015 Rosenberg was paid $188,000 by Insys in the form of speaking fees. In addition to jail time, Rosenberg is ordered to pay $754,736 in restitution to victims. Rosenberg is not alone in facing prosecution for his role. Reuters reports that federal prosecutors in Boston have accused seven former executives and managers at Insys, including billionaire founder John Kapoor, of participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe Subsys and to defraud insurers into paying for it.

There will likely be more indictments and sentences for those involved in the legal drug industry. Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the Northern District of Ohio has recently been tasked with resolving more than 400 federal lawsuits filed by cities, counties, and Native tribes against manufacturers of the opioids, the distributors, and the pharmacies which sell the drugs. These companies include Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Cardinal Health, Walgreens and CVS health. Judge Polster is now dealing with the cases under a process known as multidistrict litigation, or MDL. The NY Times reports that Polster has ordered the lawyers t...

08:22

Unidentified Sea Creature That Resembles the Lochness Monster Recently Washed Up On A U.S. Beach Awareness Act

Part of what seems to be quite a mysterious sea creature recently washed up on a beach in Georgia here in the US. This unidentified mass was found within the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge.

These findings were first reported by First Coast News. Apparently, a man by the name of Jeff Warren was out on a boat with his son when they found what they described as a loch ness monster. Now, to begin with, they thought it was merely a dead seal but as they got closer they realized it was not quite what it seemed. The two were able to take a photo and even capture a video of this interesting washed up creature that I will add below.

This sea creature has not yet been identified by any kind of marine life expert but some believe it could be a frilled shark or something of the sort. Dwight Gale told First Coast News that they see sturgeon sharks all the time that swim in groups along the top of the water that many people think is the Altamaha-ha. Altamaha-ha for those who are not aware, is a sea creature that has been somewhat of a local legend to the area.

While some believe this could really be some kind of strange creature or decomposing shark others are not so convinced NationalGeographic reported as follows:

CREATURE FROM THE DEEP SOUTH?

Other scientists arent convinced the Georgia creature is any sort of animal at all.

That could easily be faked. We think someones playing a joke on us, says marine biologist Quinton White from Jacksonville University. White says he and his colleagues deliberated on what the remains might be. Weve never seen anything like it. There arent really signs of decomposition, and it looks remarkably intact.

Adding to the skepticism is a local legend called the Altamaha-ha. The Lochness-like monster is a popular feature in some Georgia folklore, and the beached specimen shows similarities to artists renderings of the beast.

I am convinced the sea creature is a constructed model of a baby Altamaha-ha Monster, says John Crawfish Crawford, a naturalist at the University of Georgias marine center. Crawford notes that the remains were found, near the ground zero habitat of that mythical creature.

If the specimen were the decomposed remains of a real d...

08:18

Mark Zuckerberg says hes happy to testify before Congress Fast Company

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNN tonight that hed be happy to testify before Congress regarding the scandal over Trump-connected data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica obtaining personal info on up to 50 million Facebook users.  The short answer is Im happy to if its the right thing to do, Zuckerberg. What we try to do

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNN tonight that hed be happy to testify before Congress regarding the scandal over Trump-connected data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica obtaining personal info on up to 50 million Facebook users.  The short answer is Im happy to if its the right thing to do, Zuckerberg. What we try to do is send the person at Facebook who will have the most knowledge. If thats me, then I am happy to go.

Read Full Story

08:14

Law firm boss quits after communications of a sexual nature blogfactory

Bill Voge, the managing partner and chair of US legal giant Latham & Watkins, has quit after engaging in communications of a sexual nature with a woman outside the law firm.

American citizen Voge joined Latham in 1983 and was elected to lead the firms City office in 2015.

In a personal statement, Voge said: It is with great sorrow that I step down as chair and managing partner of Latham & Watkins. I made a personal mistake for which I bear considerable fault and humiliation. I deeply regret my lapse of judgement and I am sorry for the distress and embarrassment I have caused my family, friends, and colleagues.

My conduct falls well below the personal and professional standards I have tried to uphold throughout my entire career. My disappointment in myself is all the more acute because this lapse does not represent who I am and what I believe, and because I have let down our firm and its people, all of whom I so deeply cherish and respect.

Voges conduct was found not befitting the leader of the firm. Latham & Watkins recently became the worlds first law firm to exceed $3bn in annual revenue, with profits per equity partner growing 6 per cent to $3.25m.

08:14

Scottish comedian who made hilarious video of pet pug giving Nazi salutes convicted of 'hate crime' Signs of the Times

A man who taught his girlfriend's pet pug to give Nazi salutes and then posted the footage on YouTube, has been found guilty of a hate crime. Mark Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, will be sentenced in April after a Scottish court found him guilty of communicating a "grossly offensive" video. The 30-year-old taught his girlfriend's pug to react to the words "gas the Jews", which he repeated 23 times in the short video that he uploaded to his YouTube channel last year.

08:07

U.S. Flu Spread Counts On Southern Cold Snaps RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A multifactorial analysis finds that the ignition of a flu epidemic stems from a blast of colder weather striking an otherwise warm, humid, urban environment, and driving people indoors into close... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

08:00

The Federal Reserve Hiked Interest Rates And Raised GDP Forecast Again The Daily Sheeple

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again for the sixth time since the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee began raising rates off near-zero in December 2015. The economic outlook has strengthened in recent months, the committee said in its post-meeting statement.

But the truth is, a hike in interest rates, albeit small, could affect those who already live paycheck to paycheck by forcing them into a dire financial situation of having to choose to pay the higher rates or paying another bill. But central bankers dont care. Its not their job to care about the public.

Central bankers, led by Jerome Powell in his first meeting as chairman, approved the widely expected quarter-point hike that puts the new benchmark funds rate at a target of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. The funds rate is closely tied to interest rates, which will rise soon on the heels of this decision, according to CNBC.

Along with the increase came another upgrade in the Feds economic forecast, and a hint that the path of rate hikes could be more aggressive. The market currently expects three hikes for 2018, and that remained the baseline forecast, but at least one more increase was added in the following two years. The economic outlook has strengthened in recent months, the committee said in its post-meeting statement, a sentence that had not been in previous releases. The language came even though the committee said earlier in the statement that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate, a seeming downgrade from Januarys characterization of a solid rate.

But many financial experts are sounding alarms and asking that we take a step back and ponder whats really going on in the markets. Sure, the Fed and the media all claim the economy is doing great but is it really? Financial guru Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 recession says rising interest rates will not be a good sign for this unstable and highly volatile economy. The bubble has to burst sometime, and rising rates could do it.

The Fed were dragging their feet in raising rates while Obama was president. They talked about raising rates but at the end of the day, they barely moved them up. The pace...

07:53

'Another Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is just a matter of time': Critics respond to new offshore oil lease sale Signs of the Times

The Trump administration has held the biggest lease sale of oil and gas in US history. Environmentalists fear the auction will massively expand fossil fuel production and could lead to the next Deepwater disaster. President Donald Trump on Wednesday sold more than 77 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil drilling, an area twice the size of Florida. The lease sale forms part of the Trump administration's plans to increase domestic energy production by opening up new areas for oil drilling. Oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico became increasingly controversial after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, which killed 11 workers and released millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The catastrophe caused $17.2 billion-worth of damage to natural resources, according to a study in 2017 commissioned by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Critics of the sale fear the expansion in offshore drilling could devastate marine life and lead to roll-backs in environmental protections. "Trump is selling off our oceans and selling out coastal communities and marine life to the oil industry," said Kristen Monsell, oceans program legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

07:51

Medical Doctor Apologizes For Vaccine Ignorance Your News Wire

A brave physician has spoken out factually about vaccines. Dr.Daniel Neides was neither anti-vaccine nor 100% pro-vaccine, but simply wanted an honest discussion about vaccines. He was fired after writing an article which questioned vaccine [...]

07:50

Mercury Retrograde is Coming March 22, And Its Bringing a Time of Chaos and Confusion Awareness Act

Known as the Planet of Communication, Mercury is associated with all things related to how we express ourselves and communicate with one another, as well as our thought processes, logic, and reasoning. This is the energy that influences our relationships, our quick thinking, and our ability to rationalize the world around us.

When Mercury is working in our favor, it empowers us to communicate to others with ease and clarity, as well as to view possibilities that extend outside the box, improving our ability to problem solve difficult situations.

Approximately 3-4 times each year, however, Mercury turns retrograde. This means that the position of the planet relative to the Earth creates the impression that it is actually moving backward through space. While the actual movement is an optical illusion, Mercury Retrograde does have an impact on the energies that the planet brings all of us here under its influence. For this reason, it is important to acknowledge when this shift is happening, and how it may impact our lives.

The next Mercury Retrograde will occur from March 22nd to April 15th and will happen in the bold, fiery and often volatile sign of Aries. While this time regularly brings miscommunication and confusion, the influence of Aries is going to take this specific Mercury Retrograde to a whole new level.

Source: Astrology Zone

 

This period of time is going to be influenced by wild, impulsive and chaotic influences. A basic miscommunication will be turned completely upside down, making it near impossible to communicate anything of importance to the people around you. Furthermore, this constant confusion will create frustration, causing conflict between people who may have otherwise interacted without issue. While we may be more understanding of those that we know best, such as our closest friends and family members, this frustration can spell great difficulties in regard to acquaintances in our lives, such as co-workers and neighbors.

A...

07:49

The Story of the Goddess Persephone, And Why the Seasons Continue to Change Awareness Act

Have you ever wondered why the seasons changed at all? Well, I guess the reason for this might vary depending on who you ask.

According to Greek Mythology, the reason why the seasons change is because of Hades and his need to lock away the woman he fell for. For anyone who may not be quite as aware, Hades in Greek Mythology was/is the god of the Underworld. He was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.

Persephone the young woman Hades fell for was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter (who both also happened to be Hades siblings). Demeter had an obsessed type of love for her daughter and would keep all men away from her but one day, Hades decided to steal her and lock her away in the Underworld. One day, while she was playing and picking flowers with her friends in a valley the Earth under her feet, began to come open and Hades rode through on his chariot to take her down into the Underworld. This happening so quickly her friends saw nothing and she was gone before she could even let out a scream.

It is thought that off in the distance her father Zeus and his brother Helios witnessed this event but did nothing as to not cause a fight but some people do not believe they were aware until later. Demeter, who was distraught once she learned of her daughters disappearance, wandered the Earth looking for her until it was revealed to her that Hades had indeed kidnapped her. Because Demeter was so upset she no longer carried out her duties as the goddess of harvest and fertility. This meaning that the Earth itself began to dry up and harvests failed.

Having decided this could no longer be ignored Zeus set out to make things right. While in the Underworld Persephone was kept in an ornately decorated room and brought all kinds of foods but refused to eat. She had heard that should you eat anything from the realm of Hades you would never be able to leave. She wanted to get back home to her mother so she held out as long as she was able to until the hunger was just too much.

Persephone ended up eating just a few pomegranate seeds but that was more than enough to seal her fate in some form, tying her to the Underworld itself. Zeus was able to work out a compromise in the end. Persephone would spend half months with her mother and the other half with her husband. This meaning the time that she spent in the Underworld would be winter on earth. She would go back and forth from the Underworld and Earth. Persephone did become the wife of Hades but was also able to leave the Underworld at least for a little while so in the end not all was lost.

What do you think about this? I for one find it to be a bit fascinating. Persephone is easily one of my favo...

07:49

MSM says Facebook is facing its biggest crisis ever and Zuckerberg is blowing it Signs of the Times

Facebook breach has caused people to wake up, says tech expert Facebook is facing an existential test, and its leadership is failing to address it. Good leaders admit mistakes, apologize quickly, show up where they're needed and show their belief in the company by keeping skin in the game. Facebook executives, in contrast, react to negative news with spin and attempts to bury it. Throughout the last year, every time bad news has broken, executives have downplayed its significance. Look at its public statements last year about how many people had seen Russian-bought election ads - first it was 10 million, then it was 126 million. Top execs dodged Congress when it was asking questions about Russian interference. They are selling their shares at a record clip. The actions of Facebook execs now recall how execs at Nokia and Blackberry reacted after the iPhone emerged. Their revenues kept growing for a couple years -- and they dismissed the threats. By the time users started leaving in droves, it was too late.

07:45

10 Mystical Signs that Indicate Your Soul Is Becoming Cosmically Aligned With the Universe Awareness Act

When it comes to aligning more with the Universe itself we have to understand that we must also align in some ways with the living world. If we do not work on our connections with this planet in itself we will never truly be able to connect on the level we want to with all celestial spaces.

If you want to know whether or not you are truly achieving these things you should look for the signs below in yourself and your life. If these things apply to you then you are on the right track. While you may not think you are getting very far sometimes we are doing far more than we realize.

10 Magical Signs Your Soul is Becoming More Aligned with This Living World and All Celestial Spaces:

1. You accept change openly.

You have realized now that change is important and unavoidable. You accept it openly and do not hide from it. You want nothing more than to grow in all possible ways.

2. You realize how powerful your thoughts can be.

You know now that everything in the world has its own energy. This includes your thoughts. You are aware that putting negativity into the world has its own consequences.

3. You pay attention to nature.

You have come to understand nature now more than ever. You pay attention to the animals and the beautiful things that surround you. You no longer waste time ignoring the things that matter the most in this world.

4. You are aware of your vibration.

You know that everything vibrates on its own level and you are working to ensure your vibration is where it needs to be. You are no longer ignoring the obvious and instead are constantly bettering yourself. This is one of the biggest steps there are to becoming more aligned.

5. You feel truly alive.

You feel like you are finally truly living your life. Everything is beginning to make sense and nothing is out of place like it has been in the past. Your meaning is beginning to present itself in many ways.

6. You protect your personal energy.

You are aware of your personal energy and the energies around you. You are able to work through yourself now to ensure your personal energy is not affected by others. Your energy is your own and it is always enclosed within a white light.

7. You are responsible for your words as well as your actions.

You know that the things you say and do are your responsibility. If you do or say something wrong you own up to it. You do not play the blame game and you do not waste time putting off apologies.

8. You notice the emotions of those around you.

You are more aware of the people in your life. You are able to pick up on their feelings and see them for who they truly are. When someone is down and out you often realize it before even speaking, these cues are qu...

07:45

Restaurant Patrons Fight Back Against Cop As He Savagely Beats Autistic 12 Year Old Girl UFC-Style WorldTruth.Tv

A Texas deputy has been fired and charged with multiple crimes after a nightmarish scene unfolded at a barbecue restaurant earlier this month. Restaurant patrons reacted first with shock and then with violence as deputy Jack Danfordunprovokedattacked an innocent 12-year-old girl with autism as she reached down to pet a puppy. According to court documents, Danford []

07:42

Ukraine cancels economic agreement with Russia, their biggest trade partner Signs of the Times

Kiev announced the cancellation of its economic cooperation agreement with Moscow on Wednesday. The deal was signed in 2011 before the Maidan revolution, and was to be implemented by 2020. "It was adopted unanimously," Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman said. Kiev explained the move by saying it was putting the "national interests of the country" first. Earlier, Groisman told the local Channel 112 that Ukraine "will do everything to ensure that the aggressor country (meaning Russia) pays a high price for aggression in Ukraine."

07:30

Video shows Ubers robot car and driver moments before it killed a pedestrian Fast Company

The Tempe Police Department released a video Wednesday showing the final seconds before Sundays fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car in that Arizona city. The video ends before the collision itself, but it may be still be disturbing to some: The video includes footage from a camera facing the outside of the car, with

The Tempe Police Department released a video Wednesday showing the final seconds before Sundays fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car in that Arizona city.

Read Full Story

07:15

Surveillance Capitalism and the State: Facebook Devastated on Multiple Fronts as Data Theft Crisis Grows MintPress News

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA Facebook continues to face an unprecedented crisis of plunging share prices, investor lawsuits, calls for government investigations, and a consumer boycott following the revelation that a massive trove of user information was taken without authorization by right-wing political operatives who engaged in a campaign of psychographic targeting against U.S. voters.

The campaign was funded by far-right Republican mega-donor and hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and disgraced former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.

California-based Facebook, Inc. is reeling from the discovery, as well as from claims that it ignored the massive data breach despite knowing about it for two years. Beside raising hard questions about Facebooks policies regarding profile data, its retention and its use by private commercial interests, some are questioning whether the social media and advertising behemoth or even the tech industry as a whole can survive the storm of controversy. Even Twitter and Snapchat have seen their stocks tumble as rival Facebook takes it on the chin.

Following a long and conspicuous absence from the public spotlight,...

07:02

Huge snowfalls for March at ski resorts in Spain Signs of the Times

March has been a snowy month in Europe, continuing on a very snowy winter across most ski areas, but unusually one part of the continent appears to have been receiving more snow than any other: Spain. More than 30 ski areas are located across Spain and although the majority, including most of the largest centres, are in the Pyrenees in the Southeast, this time the really big snowfalls have been occurring in the country's northerly Cantabrian Mountains which stretch for over 300 km (180 miles) across northern Spain, as well as to the west on the Portugese border. The latest figures this week show up to 85cm (nearly three feet) of snow since Sunday.

07:01

Magnesium is a safe and effective way to treat mild to moderate depression Signs of the Times

Over-the-counter magnesium is a safe and effective way to treat mild to moderate depression, a new study suggests. The mineral magnesium has already been linked to lower inflammation and improvements in depression. Now a new randomised controlled trial has tested the effects of magnesium chloride supplements compared with no treatment. For the research, half of 126 people with mild to moderate depression were given 248mg of magnesium chloride per day for six weeks. After just two weeks, some positive effects of the supplement could be seen. Those taking magnesium had clinically significant improvements over the six weeks.

07:00

Russias Political Repression of Crimeas Radical Left MintPress News

Russias annexation of Crimea was purportedly an exercise in free political expression, a watershed moment in history when a historic part of Russia returned to the motherland against the backdrop of a fascist putsch in Ukraine. Indeed, Crimeas reunification (in Kremlin lingo) with Russia was sold, at least in part, as a humanitarian operation to restore order, secure Russias strategic interests, and protect the rights of Russians in Crimea.

And while no one can deny that Russia did indeed protect its strategic interests (e.g. Black Sea naval fleet), the claim that Crimeas return to Russia brought political freedoms is tenuous at best. Russian media may portray Crimea as a tranquil and politically free region of the Russian Federation, but the reality is that serious political repression of leftists is ongoing there. And there is barely a whisper about it in international media, even among the radical left.

 

Anarchists, Marxists Targeted by the Russian State

An undated photo of Alexei Shestakovich

An undated photo of Alexei Shestakovich.

On the morning of November 14, 2017, Valery Bolshakov, Chairman of the Workers Union of Sevastopol and member of the Russian United Labor Front awoke to his front door being kicked in by Russian authorities, with the inscription of Berkut on one sleeve, and the chevron of Rosgvardia emblazoned on the other. That these were Russian internal security forces was self-evident. He was beaten before being detained, with even an examining doctor recommending he be hospitalized for his injuries; he was refused further medical attention. During this time, the officers seized Valerys phone and computer, as well as a trove of documents related to political activities that he, his organization, and their contacts were involved in.

Naturally, were this simply an isolated incident, it would likely be of minor note. However, what has taken place in the intervening period amounts to a significant push by Russian authorities to repress, if not totally destroy, active leftist communities, especially of anarchists who have only tenuous connections to Bolshakov and other Marxists.

Alexei Shestakovich, an anarchist from Sevastopol, was detained by Russian authorities on March 1, 2018 for posting two son...

06:55

06:54

May ambushed in parliament for Tories' extensive links to shady Cambridge Analytica Signs of the Times

Theresa May was ambushed in parliament over Tory links to shady political research firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). It's reported that the party received more than 700,000 ($985,000) in donations from a director of the company. During Prime Minister's Questions, SNP leader Ian Blackford asked May if she agreed that "subverting the democratic political process is unacceptable." May replied that this was something that "everyone in the house [parliament] would accept." Blackford then listed the Tory-CA ties for MPs, stating "... that the parent company of CA... has been run by a chairman of Oxford Conservative Association. Its funding chairman was a former Conservative MP. A director has donated over 700,000 to the Tory party. A former Conservative Party treasurer is a shareholder. We know the links to the Conservative Party go on and on." Theresa May assured her fellow MP that there are "no current contracts" between the Tory party and CA or its parent company SCL Group - formerly known as Strategic Communication Laboratories.

06:54

US threat to sanction European firms involved in Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline Signs of the Times

The US State Department has issued a warning over probable penalties against corporations engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming that the Russian project undermines energy security in Europe. "As many people know, we oppose the Nord Stream 2 project, the US government does,"State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a news briefing. "We believe that the Nord Stream 2 project would undermine Europe's overall energy security and stability. It would provide Russia [with] another tool to pressure European countries, especially countries such as Ukraine." The pipeline project was started in 2015 as a joint venture between Russia's Gazprom and its European partners, including France's Engie, Austria's OMV, German Uniper and Wintershall, as well as British-Dutch multinational Royal Dutch Shell. The pipeline, running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, is set to double the existing pipeline's capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year.

06:53

May accused of repetitious 'lies' over police spending in parliament Signs of the Times

Theresa May has repeated her claim in the Commons that the government is providing an extra 450 million in funding to police forces, just a day after that the assertion was rejected by the UK's stats watchdog. During Prime Minister's Questions, the Tory leader was asked how she was addressing the lack of resources at the police's disposal. She responded that the government is protecting budgets for the next year, with 450 million ($632 million) going towards police spending for 2018-19. May's remarks stirred criticism on social media. Twitter users were quick to point out that she had repeated a claim that was officially debunked just a day before. The UK Statistics Authority concluded on Tuesday her claim was "misleading." May repeatedly made the assertion in the Commons last month, but chair of the watchdog Sir David Norgrove ruled it "could have led the public to conclude incorrectly" that the government was effectively spending that money on the police.

06:52

FARA not 'far' enough, US lawmakers invent new ways to brand RT and Sputnik as propaganda Signs of the Times

US lawmakers are suggesting new ways to brand RT and Sputnik as "propaganda," believing registration as 'foreign agents' is not enough. RT is already being censored by having its access to Capitol Hill denied. Concerned that Americans may be watching "foreign propaganda" (or something different than what is offered on the mainstream media menu) Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the Countering Foreign Propaganda Act. In practice, it would force RT to do even more reporting to the US government than it currently does under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and will also force it to broadcast every 30 minutes a message saying it is funded by, and is "under editorial control" of, a foreign government. Apparently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will also be the arbiter of who is under editorial control and who is not, because the BBC and France 24 would not be forced to disclose the origins of their funding, according to Foreign Policy (FP) - presumably, because their messaging is simply accidentally, sort of, in line with that of the British and French governments respectively.

06:51

Trump and Putin in agreement that arms race is 'undesirable' Signs of the Times

The presidents of Russia and the US discussed a possible arms race involving the two nations, and agreed that such an outcome was not desired by either, the Kremlin has confirmed. The subject was discussed by Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in a phone call on Tuesday, a Kremlin spokesman told journalists on Wednesday. "There was an agreement between the two leaders during their conversation that an arms race would be undesirable," Dmitry Peskov said. He added that no potential arms-reduction agreements were discussed by the two leaders. Earlier, President Trump announced that he will meet President Putin "in the not too distant future to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control." The US and Russia have both announced improvements to their respective defense capabilities. The Trump administration asked lawmakers for additional funding for the American military, part of which would be spent on upgrading its nuclear arsenal. The latest US Nuclear Posture Review proposed developing new nuclear weapon delivery systems, as well as creating a tactical-size nuclear warhead.

06:51

Trump's Quiet Meeting with Saudi Arabia and Israel Portends a Dangerous Collision Course with Iran RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

This article was produced in partnership with Foreign Policy In Focus. It was a lot to take in, even in these whipsawed media moments. In one 24-hour news cycle, President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, appointed the war and torture-backing CIA chief Mike Pompeo to replace him, and then tapped Gina Haspelwho covered up CIA torture in Thailandto replace Pompeo. While the media descended on that circus, many missed that the White House quietly convened [...]

06:50

Israel and US preparing 'May madness' on numerous fronts Signs of the Times

The month of May is shaping up to be "May Madness," a take on the "March Madness" of collegiate basketball. According to Israel's intelligence and political echelons, President Donald Trump's policies will be tested in May on numerous fronts that have implications for Israel's national security. To these assessments one must add the mounting rumors, mainly in the Arab world, about a possible aerial assault - by the United States or Israel or both of them together - against Iranian forces in Syria. There is no evidence, however, to support the rumor. No official source has mentioned an anticipated attack, but the issue has been discussed intently in almost all the nerve centers of the Middle East. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the Security Cabinet his opinion that Trump will probably withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran before a May 12 deadline on sanctions waivers for Iran. It had been said that Israel faces a dilemma concerning Iran's growing presence in Syria: Should it carry out a military strike to push the Iranians back from Israel's northern border or simply swallow the bitter pill and come to terms with the new situation? According to Western intelligence assessments, Israel is vacillating on the matter. Is enforcement of the red lines regarding Iranian involvement in Syria (that is, a permanent presence and providing Hezbollah advanced weapons) worth the danger and tremendous destruction that would be caused by initiating a war? On Netanyahu's return from a US trip this month, during which he met with Trump March 5, the prime minister announced that he had secured historical contributions toward Israel's "national security." The educated guess is that Netanyahu had received some kind of vague promise from Trump on withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear agreement or maybe even some kind of cooperation regarding military action against Iranian forces in Syria. There is great satisfaction in Jerusalem over the change in US policy on Iran thanks to Trump. According to an intelligence source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, recent Israeli intelligence reports assess, "Instead of policy leaning toward an arrangement with Iran and viewing the country as a strategic partner, the Americans now classify Iran as a key threat to their interests. Thus, they strive to change the nuclear agreement and oppose Iran's growing involvement in the region, which involves disseminating terror and launching precision missiles. Perhaps they [the Americans] are even aspiring toward a change of regime in Iran."

06:46

Court Rules in Favour of Case Against Fluoride - Fluoridation Could Be BANNED! After the Shift

 

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=26447

Today we talk to Dr. Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network (fluoridealert.org) about Food & Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a lawsuit that could bring an end to the practice of water fluoridation in the United States. We discuss the Toxic Substances Control Act under which the suit is being filed, how recent court rulings have allowed the case to proceed, and the incredible significance of the chance to depose the EPA's "experts" under oath. Please help spread the word about this exciting development.

06:46

Chief rabbi in Israel gets lambasted for calling African-Americans 'monkeys' Signs of the Times

A civil rights group dedicated to fighting anti-semitism has hit out at the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel after he reportedly labeled black people "monkeys." Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef made the comments during a religious sermon. Yosef allegedly used derogatory phrases when talking about African-Americans during a lesson to followers last Saturday, reported Ynet News. During the speech, the rabbi appeared to specifically suggest that prayers should only be offered to black people whose parents happen to be white.

06:42

SOTT FOCUS: 30 Important Questions On The Skripal Case And The UK Government's Response That Journalists Should Be Asking Signs of the Times

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. This is why it is crucial for questions to be asked where, as yet, there are either no answers or deeply unsatisfactory ones. Some people will assume that this is conspiracy theory territory. It is not that, for the simple reason that I have no credible theory - conspiracy or otherwise - to explain all the details of the incident in Salisbury from start to finish, and I am not attempting to forward one. I have no idea who was behind this incident, and I continue to keep an open mind to a good many possible explanations. However, there are a number of oddities in the official narrative, which do demand answers and clarifications. You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist or a defender of the Russian state to see this. You just need a healthy scepticism, "of a type developed by all inquiring minds!"

06:41

Ron Paul Says The US Has Learned Nothing From Iraq War Your News Wire

Former US congressman Ron Paul says that the US must learn from its mistakes and stop interfering in the Middle East. Paul said the US military had no more right to be in Syria than [...]

06:39

Murray-Darling system under strain as orchard plantings increase 41% RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Farmers and others in Mildura region are warning trees could be left to wither and dieA huge expansion of irrigated crops in the Mildura region of the lower Murray is threatening to overtake the water available in the river, and has set the scene for a disaster if drought conditions return.A 16-day heatwave that hit the region this summer exposed the vulnerability of the Sunraysia and western New South Wales regions. During that time, the Murray-Darling basin's water managers scrambled to [...]

06:38

Trump, Terrorism, and the Politics of Witch Hunts RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

It's ironic that the most powerful man on earth would protest that he's the subject of a "witch hunt," especially given his enthusiasm for bombing and torturing people.

06:36

Revenge? Syrian "rebels" massacre civilians in rocket attack days after Assad drives himself to Ghouta front lines Signs of the Times

On Tuesday evening anti-government fighters in the embattled East Ghouta suburb of Damascus launched a major attack, firing several missiles and artillery shells into a crowded shopping district of government-held Jaramana area, resulting in a civilian massacre. The Guardian has described the attack as "one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital" which according to early reports took the lives of 38 civilians, including women and children. Local reporters say that number may climb higher. And according to Middle East based Al-Masdar News, which has a correspondent on the ground close to the scene, a near simultaneous attack on the Mezzeh District of Damascus resulted in the deaths of a woman and five children.

06:33

Mark Zuckerberg Quietly Sells His Facebook Stock Your News Wire

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was caught quietly selling off over 1.14 million shares just days before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  Two weeks before Facebooks share price tumbled, Zuckerberg engaged in a bit of insider [...]

06:33

Amazing amounts of March snowfall at ski resorts across western North America - 5 meters for Squaw Valley, California Signs of the Times

They're calling it the 'March miracle' in the US as - after a dry warm winter in the West and a dry warm February (after a snowy start to the winter there) in the East - it now seems that it won't stop snowing! It's the West and California that is having the most amazing snowfall once gain. At Squaw Valley there's now been 5 metres of snow since the start of March, two metres of that falling in 48 hours at the end of last week. So cover is looking exceptional for the spring skiing period.

06:29

CIA Ramps Up Afghan Heroin Smuggling To Fund Wars Your News Wire

The CIA has ramped up its drug smuggling operation in Afghanistan in order to continue funding proxy wars around the globe, experts warn. Over one million women and 100,000 children are drug addicts in Afghanistan, [...]

06:25

Study: Link Found Between Vaccines And Autoimmune Disorders Your News Wire

Studies dating back to the mid-1990s indicate that drugs and chemicals found in vaccines are to blame for the rise in autoimmune disorders.  Autoimmune diseases have skyrocketed in the United States and other first world [...]

06:21

Putin: Skripal Poisoning Is Terrorist Attack Against Russia Your News Wire

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter is an act of terrorism against Russia and its citizens. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the UKs lack of [...]

06:19

No Spirit of Liberty: The Salisbury Case, Corbyn and the Need for Dissent Dissident Voice

Fifteen years ago this month, the US-led Shock and Awe offensive began against Iraq, supposedly to disarm the country of its weapons of mass destruction. The illegal invasion and subsequent brutal occupation led to the loss of around one million lives, created millions of refugees, destroyed the infrastructure of a country already ravaged by over a decade of cruel UN sanctions, and contributed significantly to the rise of Islamic State. All of this might never have happened were it not for an intense campaign of propaganda and deception in which the so-called mainstream media, including impartial BBC News, were enthusiastic participants.

In the Guardian, Martin Woollacott had declared of Saddams supposed WMD:

Among those knowledgeable about Iraq there are few, if any, who believe he is not hiding such weapons. It is a given.

This conformity throughout the corporate media was remarkable. Ardent armchair war supporter David Aaronovitch, also writing in the Guardian, confidently...

06:16

NOAA Admits To Defrauding Public On Global Warming Data Your News Wire

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has admitted to defrauding the public on global warming temperatures around the world.  The US government agency fudged their numbers so that politicians and corporations could make money from Chinese [...]

06:16

Caribbean hummingbirds, new research Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

The Hummingbird Waltz

6 September 2015

Filmed on the island of Saba Dutch Caribbean.

From the Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen in Denmark:

The environment determines Caribbean hummingbirds vulnerability

March 21, 2018

Hummingbirds specialization and vulnerability are often predicted based on their physical traits. Scientists now found that this is not the case for hummingbirds on the Caribbean islands. Instead, the birds environment is the determining factor. The new study was led by scientists from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen, and published today in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Hummingbirds body size and bill length are often used to predict how specialized and vulnerable the birds are to extinction of the flowers they feed on. However, a new study shows that vulnerability and specialisation of Caribbean hummingbirds are determined by their environment. Associate Professor Bo Dalsgaard from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate explains,

Our study shows that Caribbean hummingbirds living in rainy mountainous landscapes with cooler temperatures are more specialized and vulnerable to extinction of the flowers they drink nectar from, compared to hummingbirds in the lowlands.

Bo Dalsgaard elaborates on the findings, . .. we believe our results display a general trend that applies to many other animals and plants through...

06:13

On spycraft and the Skripal case: When slippery eels swim with sharks they often get eaten Signs of the Times

The attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, last week, has provided the UK a penalty kick, as they now take on the baton from the US, in this preposterous demonisation of Russia. Let us first examine what we know for facts: Skripal was a Russian spy who became a double agent, working for British Intelligence, in the 90s. He was arrested in 2004 by the Russian Federal Security Service and later convicted of high treason. He served four years of a eighteen year sentence, before being part of a high profile swap with the US. He has lived in the UK since 2010. It would be fair to assume that whatever damage he did to Russia, had already been done, and that he'd never get the same access to sensitive material, directly. I know little about intelligence agencies, or how they operate. But what I know of, is the psychological profile of an average spy, double agent, or informer.

06:13

Russia Warns USA: Do Not Attempt False Flag In Syria Your News Wire

Russia has warned the USA against attempting to launch a false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria saying that any attempt to do so will be met with military retaliation.  Events in Syria increasingly [...]

06:09

Six Reasons Why Putins Victory Has Spooked The New World Order Your News Wire

The New World Order reacted with absolute horror at the reelection of Russian president Vladimir Putin on March 18, as their game plan for humanity took a massive blow.  Western mainstream media journalists and politicians were [...]

06:07

Automakers Shift Gears on Climate Change RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A conversation with the oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Also this week: We ask automakers about climate science, and forecasters look forward to spring.

06:05

Police Obtained Warrants Demanding Info On All Google Users Near Four Crime Scenes The Mind Unleashed

Police across the country have been attempting to use Google data and other information from social networks to help them solve cases. One recent story about the Raleigh Police Department shows how they have been using Google data to track down suspects, but in order to do it, they had to cast a wide net, obtaining information on all active users near at least four different crime scenes.

Ultimately, police were only able to solve one of these cases with the data that they obtained, but in the process, they violated the privacy of tens of thousands without them even knowing. In many cases, the fine print of these warrants restrict Google from making their customers aware of the searches, and this even applies to innocent users who were caught up the surveillance net.

City and county officials told WRAL that this is a natural evolution of criminal investigative techniques.

However, legal experts say that this is an unprecedented move that puts the privacy of many innocent people at risk.

Jonathan Jones, a former Durham prosecutor pointed out that if Google has your info, law enforcement probably does also.

 We are willingly sharing an awful lot of our lives with Google, but do people  understand that in sharing that information with Google, theyre also  potentially sharing it with law enforcement? Jones said.

Nathan Freed Wessler, staff attorney with the American Civil  Liberties Unions Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, warned about the potential dangers of using the technology this way.

 From an average smartphone users perspective, its a little surprising once you start to learn the full scope of information about our locations and whereabouts and activities that companies like Google hold. At the end of the day, this tactic unavoidably risks getting information about totally innocent people. Location information is really revealing and private about peoples habits and activities and what theyre doing, Wessler said.

Through GPS data, Google knows your every move, which could be helpful to police, but it could also create a dystopian nightmare for everyday people.

The warrant below, obtained during a murder investigation in 2015, provided specific details about how the data will be collected and analyzed.

The warrant below, also obtained during a murder investigation, this time in 2016, allows police to obtain all cell phone data within 150 meters of a specific target, which could be thousands of peo...

06:00

NJ Kids Suspended From School For Going To Gun Range With Family On The Weekend The Daily Sheeple

This is what weve come to in the United States. Children are getting suspended from school for going to a gun range as a family over the weekend to practice their fundamental human right of self-defense.

According to Fox News, a New Jersey high school came under fire Friday after it allegedly suspended two students over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a shooting range. News of the unnamed students suspension circulated through a Lacey Township Facebook group, according to NJ.com.

The kids were both in high school, but their suspension caused an uproar with a potential lawsuit against the school coming. The photo of four rifles, magazines, and a gun duffel bag was shared by one of the students on the social media app Snapchat with the caption fun day at the range, according to Lacey Township resident Amanda Buron, a family friend of one of the students.

The school claims that the students violated the schools policy on weapons possession. Apparently, the school thinks they have the authority to extend any policy to weekends and the homes of the children as well now. This is like suspending a girl for wearing a spaghetti strap tank top to a bar-b-que on a day off school because she violated the dress code. Yes, its that insane, but thats what their policy literally says.

The reality of the whole situation is that the school enacted an overreaching policy, which actually stated that students could be suspended for up to a year if they are reported to be in possession of a weapon of any type for any reason or purpose on or off school grounds, NJ.com reported further. Which basically means, the school is attempting to control kids even when they go home.  So dont practice or exercise your natural human right to self-defense if you attend a public school.

Lacey schools Superintendent Craig Wigley said in an email to NJ Advance Media on Thursday that &...

06:00

Why they hate Margaret Atwood Signs of the Times

On March 9, a University of Alberta English professor named Julie Rak headlined a speaking event that was billed as a showdown on the issue of "bad feminism." A promotional poster done up in a boxing motif included a picture of Rak on one side, and legendary Canadian author Margaret Atwood on the other.

Why celebrated author Margaret Atwood has become so hated by feminist writers Signs of the Times

On March 9, a University of Alberta English professor named Julie Rak headlined a speaking event that was billed as a showdown on the issue of "bad feminism." A promotional poster done up in a boxing motif included a picture of Rak on one side, and legendary Canadian author Margaret Atwood on the other.

06:00

Presidential candidate Sobchak requests pardon for alleged Russian 'political prisoners': Putin orders administration to 'work though it' Signs of the Times

A Russian presidential spokesman has told reporters that Vladimir Putin received a request to pardon 16 alleged political prisoners from election rival Ksenia Sobchak. He has ordered his administration to look into it. "This is true, this list made by Sobchak has been passed to the president. The president received it and charged his administration with the task of working through it," Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. "At present, I cannot tell you anything else," he added. Ksenia Sobchak has been a Russian celebrity for some time, but her foray into politics started only recently, when she participated in this year's presidential election. She styled herself as a "none of the above" candidate for those who wished to protest against the establishment but were disinclined to support any of the other candidates. The strategy proved relatively successful as Sobchak finished fourth and got more votes than other liberal candidates (albeit a mere 1.67 percent).

Presidential candidate Sobchak requests pardon for alleged Russian 'political prisoners': Putin orders administration to 'work through it' Signs of the Times

A Russian presidential spokesman has told reporters that Vladimir Putin received a request to pardon 16 alleged political prisoners from election rival Ksenia Sobchak. He has ordered his administration to look into it. "This is true, this list made by Sobchak has been passed to the president. The president received it and charged his administration with the task of working through it," Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. "At present, I cannot tell you anything else," he added. Ksenia Sobchak has been a Russian celebrity for some time, but her foray into politics started only recently, when she participated in this year's presidential election. She styled herself as a "none of the above" candidate for those who wished to protest against the establishment but were disinclined to support any of the other candidates. The strategy proved relatively successful as Sobchak finished fourth and got more votes than other liberal candidates (albeit a mere 1.67 percent).

05:59

After 29 Years Alone On A Deserted Island Adventurer, Mauro Morandi Finds Instagram TruthTheory

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

79 year old Mauro Morandi has spent the last 29 years on a deserted island taking photos, now the local government has installed wifi and he has taken to Instagram to share his pictures.

Morandi lives on the beautiful island of Budelli, which resides in Italys Maddalena archipelago. Hes has been here since 1989, when he ditched society in search of something new.

Image @maurodabudelli Instagram

In an interview with CNN Morandi said...

05:56

Study Suggests LSD Dissolves The Ego Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness The Mind Unleashed

The psychedelic drug LSD is still considered a schedule 1 substance by the government, which is a classification reserved for drugs that are addictive, dangerous and have no medical value. All of these substances tend to carry very extreme prison sentences. However, despite what the propaganda campaigns against it say, LSD is one of the safest drugs in existence. As more scientific studies are allowed to take place, it is being revealed that this substance can have a wide variety of applications for mental health.

In one recent study, researchers at the University of Zurich dosed 24 people with 100 micrograms of LSD and essentially found that these test subjects experienced a diminishing of their ego and reported that they felt more connected to the people around them.

Katrin Preller, a psychologist who worked on the study explained that Our interpretation is that LSD reduces your sense of integrated self. In this particular case, the drug blurs the boundary between what is you and what is another person. It gets rid of this blurring between self and other, and the basic deficits in social interaction go away.

Volunteers in the study were hooked up to brain scanners and engaged in simulated social interactions, some of them were given LSD, while others were given a placebo. Researchers noticed that the group given the LSD had different parts of their brains activated, and the portion of the brain typically thought to be associated with the ego was less active.

Preller pointed out that LSD could be used to treat mental disorders.

We dont currently have any medications that work to improve the social deficits in psychiatric disorders and one of the reasons for that is we have no real understanding of how social interaction works in the brain, she said.

According to the study:

Distortions of self-representation and, potentially related to this, dysfunctional social cognition are central hallmarks of various psychiatric disorders and critically impact disease development, progression, treatment, as well as real-world functioning. However, these deficits are insufficiently targeted by current treatment approaches. The administration of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in combination with functional magnetic resonance imaging and real-time eye-tracking offers the unique opportunity to study alterations in self-experience, their relation to social cognition, and the underlying neuropharmacology. Results demonstrate that LSD alters self-experience as well as basic social cognition processing in areas of the social brain. Furthermore, these alterations are attributable to 5-HT2A receptor stimulation, thereby pinpointing towards...

05:51

Borrowing G.O.P. Playbook, Democratic States Sue the Government and Rack Up Wins RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Democratic attorneys general are suing the Trump administration, just as their Republican counterparts sued the Obama administration. Each side has scored victories.

05:50

Scholz's star disturbed prehistory solar system comets Signs of the Times

About 70,000 years ago, during human occupation of the planet, a small, reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids. Astronomers from the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge have verified that the movement of some of these objects is still marked by that stellar encounter. At a time when modern humans were beginning to leave Africa and the Neanderthals still thrived, Scholz's star-named after the German astronomer who discovered it-approached less than a light-year from the sun. Today, it is almost 20 light-years away, but 70,000 years ago, it entered the Oort cloud, a reservoir of trans-Neptunian objects located at the confines of the solar system. This discovery was made public in 2015 by a team of astronomers led by Professor Eric Mamajek of the University of Rochester (USA). The details of that stellar flyby, the closest documented so far, were presented in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Now, two astronomers from the Complutense University of Madrid, the brothers Carlos and Ral de la Fuente Marcos, together with the researcher Sverre J. Aarseth of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), have analyzed for the first time nearly 340 solar system objects with hyperbolic orbits (very open V-shaped, rather than elliptical) They have concluded that the trajectories of some of these were influenced by the passage of Scholz's star.

05:46

Years behind the competition: US raises white flag, wants talks with Russia over arms race Signs of the Times

When you are 10 years behind behind the competition, making a deal is probably your best move ... One can say with certainty that Vladimir Putin's presentation of Russia's new weapons systems during his Address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March has finally elicited the desired response from its target audience in Washington, D.C. In that presentation, Putin spoke about strategic weapons systems employing cutting-edge technology that, he claimed, is more than a decade ahead of US and other competition. He scored a direct hit in the Pentagon, where our senior generals were left dumbfounded. But, as is normally the case, when these gentlemen need time to collect their wits, we heard first only denial: that the Russians were bluffing, that they really have nothing ready, that these are only projects, and that the US already has all of the same, but is holding it back in reserve. Of course, not everyone in US political elites bought into this stop-gap response.

05:45

Billions Of Dollars On The Sidelines: 24 Million Americans Are Planning To Purchase Cryptocurrencies For The First Time The Daily Sheeple

Earlier this month Bitcoin entrepreneur Trace Mayer noted that theres a mountain of money just waiting to move into the cryptocurrency space just as soon as they feel confident that the market is stable, regulated against fraud and they see confirmation of mass adoption through real-world use cases.

At the moment, cryptocurrency penetration remains tiny compared to that of traditional investment classes being traded on global stock market exchanges, but a new survey finds that investment interest and capital flows are picking up.

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details).


Contributed by The Daily Sheeple of www.TheDailySheeple.com.

This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to www.TheDailySheeple.com.

05:44

(Video) Destroying the Illusion 3.21 -- QAnon on Comedy Central | Austin Bomber Identified | Senior Executive Services Operation Disclosure



Published on Mar 21, 2018

Links:

Austin Bomber Identified As 24-Year-Old Mark Anthony Conditt - http://bit.ly/2HPoUgb

Redpilled: The Storm - The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper (QAnon hit piece) - http://bit.ly/2FVWz7q

Facebook COO Sherly Sandberg/John Podesta email #1 - http://bit.ly/2GN6cX3

Sandberg/Podesta email #2 - http://bit.ly/2DKibl9

Lobbyist almost killed by man he hired to help him investigate Seth Rich murder - http://washex.am/2GU4IKZ

Learn About Senior Executive Service (SES) - http://bit.ly/2DIsXIL

@intheMatrixxx Twitter thread on SES - http://bit.ly/2ptWtOa

05:44

Prediabetes: Should everyone be tested? Signs of the Times

Insulin is absolutely essential to staying alive; unfortunately, the vast majority of people have resistance to this essential hormone, speeding up the aging process and contributing to the development of degenerative diseases. Any meal high in grain and sugar carbs typically generates a rapid rise in blood glucose. To compensate, your pancreas secretes insulin into your bloodstream, which lowers your blood sugar to keep you from dying. Insulin, however, is also very efficient at lowering blood sugar by turning it into fat. The more you secrete, the fatter you become. If you consistently consume a high-sugar, high-grain diet, your blood glucose level will be correspondingly high and over time your body becomes desensitized to insulin, requiring more and more of it to get the job done. Eventually, you become insulin resistant and prone to weight gain, and then full-blown diabetic. Majority of Americans Are Likely Prediabetic Prediabetes1 is defined as an elevation in blood glucose over 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) but lower than 125 mg/dl, at which point it formally becomes Type 2 diabetes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 84 million American adults - about 1 in 3 - are prediabetic, and most are unaware of this fact.

05:39

AI reads emotions better than humans Signs of the Times

A new artificial intelligence has been constructed that is better than humans at reading emotions. This isn't based on the facial expression a person might be making, but instead, on how red their face is. Yes, that's right-robots can tell when you're blushing. What's particularly interesting is that this AI was created as a side project for different research-it wasn't even the primary goal of the experiment. A team at Ohio State University has been researching human displays of emotions. Their studies have been based on the belief that humans display subtle but noticeable changes in skin color, caused by blood flow within the face, in order to communicate how we're feeling. If parts of a person's face get redder, they might be experiencing surprise or happiness, while if other parts change color, it could be an indicator of sadness or disappointment. Apparently, it is possible to detect if someone is telling you a bald-faced lie, all by looking at how much blood is coursing through their face. In order to test this theory, the scientists created an AI that could measure the color of certain parts of a person's face in order to guess at their emotions. The robot was given pictures of a person experiencing different emotions, and, without having any training on understanding expressions, the AI was forced to make assumptions based completely on color. As the photos showed people with blank expressions, it wasn't possible for humans to determine their emotions based on whether or not they were smiling, and so everyone involved had to use facial hue alone.

05:38

Snowden Documents Expose How the NSA Worked To Track Bitcoin Users WorldTruth.Tv

A new report from The Intercept reveals that the National Security Agency has been able to track users of the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin since at least 2013. The revelation is detailed in newly released classified documented obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden and provided to the The Intercept. The documents show the agency accessing the fiber-optic cables which []

05:33

A Different Way of Doing Journalism RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Cleaning out an office file cabinet a while back, I came across a slim, hardback accountant's ledger, dated 1976. It had been used to track some of the very first donations to In These Times, when the magazine (then a newspaper) was getting off the ground. There was a mix of familiar and unfamiliar names, many of whom were friends or family members of the magazine's founder, Jimmy Weinstein. The final name on the first page is Noam Chomsky, who gave $50 in March and then another $100 in [...]

05:31

115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in China Signs of the Times

An analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in China suggests that the toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans there were more sophisticated than previously thought. Marks found on the excavated bone fragments show that humans living in China in the early Late Pleistocene were already familiar with the mechanical properties of bone and knew how to use them to make tools out of carved stone. These humans were neither Neanderthals nor sapiens. This major find, in which Luc Doyon of UdeM's Department of Anthropology participated, has just been published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. "These artefacts represent the first instance of the use of bone as raw material to modify stone tools found at an East Asian early Late Pleistocene site,"said Doyon. "They've been found in the rest of Eurasia, Africa and the Levante, so their discovery in China is an opportunity for us to compare these artifacts on a global scale. Until now, the oldest bone tools discovered in China dated back 35,000 years and consisted of assegai (spear) points. "Prior to this discovery, research into the technical behaviour of humans inhabiting China during this period was almost solely based on the study of tools carved from stone," said Doyon.

05:30

Jay Dyer Debates JF Gariepy: Theism Vs Atheism Thursday 7PM Central Jay's Analysis

The Much-anticipated debate will take place Thursday night at 7 PM Eastern on the Warski Stream.  JF will be arguing for atheism and evolutionary naturalism and I will be arguing for Orthodox Christian Theism.

Warski stream is Here

Purchase my book Here.

Member Login Here

Subscribe to get more: Only $4.95/mo full talks & audio interviews

Or subscribe yearly: $60.00 for full talks and audio interviews

...

05:30

Israeli Chief Rabbi Calls African-Americans Monkeys Your News Wire

One of Israels most senior religious leaders, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has been slammed for comparing black people with monkeys Yosef made the comments during one of his weekly religious lessons. His office claimed [...]

05:28

Being a Bird Was Once a Simple Affair. Flying. Eating. Mating. But Now Their Habitats Are Under Siege RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Every year, millions of bird watchers flock to national parks searching for numerous avian species. But in the coming decades, some of the birds they identify may be newcomers. The effects of climate change have already shifted habitats for many birds, and new research reveals how national parks will increasingly serve as crucial refuges.   The new study, published Wednesday in []

05:25

Your Birthday Tarot Card And What It Can Reveal About Your True Life Path Awareness Act

The study of numerology is the belief that there is an important mystical relationship that can be identified between a number and specific events or influences in our lives. This includes looking at areas of our lives that are already associated with numbers, like dates and times, as well as assigning a numerical value to the various letters of the alphabet, allowing for the determination of a numerical value for names and other words.

This starts by discovering the number associated with the date, name, or thought in question through adding the individual digits together then simplifying the number down. For example, December 9th, 2017 would break down to 12/9/2017. December is the 12th month and reduces to the number 3 (1+2). The date is a single digit, so it doesnt require any further simplification. The year 2017 can be reduced to a 1 (2+0+1+7 = 10, 1+0 = 1). The numbers associated with the date can then be added together (3+9+1 = 13, 1+3 = 4) to determine that December 9th, 2017 would be associated with the number 4. This is known as the Life Path number for that date.

While these numbers each have their own significant meaning, they can also be combined with other mystical studies to further reveal secrets relating to our lives, personalities, and inner selves. One such practice is that of Tarot. Tarot readers are able to unlock mysteries of the universe through the use of a specialized deck of cards, developed in the 18th century by those with psychic abilities to find the answers to various questions in life. As with everything else in life, these cards too can be associated with a number for the purpose of numerology.

By determining our life path number (as described above), we can determine which tarot card we are represented by, providing us with fascinating insights and an idea of our true life path. Difficult calculating your life path number? Try this simple online calculator.

...

05:21

After West Virginia, teachers strikes all over the USA? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

West Virginia Teachers Strike May Soon Sweep The Nation

20 March 2018

West Virginia may just be the beginning. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

Teachers from numerous Kentucky school districts are preparing to rally at the state capitol Wednesday to protect their pensions against proposed cuts, just one week after Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (Republican) blasted them as selfish and ignorant.

Several Eastern Kentucky school districts plan to close to accommodate teachers attending the rally, which is expected to draw hundreds of public school employees to Frankfort. Wednesdays rally is the latest in the weeks-long fight against Senate Bill 1, a measure that would cut retired teachers yearly cost-of-living raises from 1.5 percent to 1 percent, an effort to save the states ailing pension system. The decrease would remain in effect until the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System is 90 percent funded and, as the Lexington Herald-Leader reports, it would result in a loss in income of more than $65,000 for the average teacher.

Read more here.

See also here.

  • ...

05:18

EU approves Bayer's $62.5bn takeover of GMO & pesticide evil giant Monsanto Signs of the Times

Germany's Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its multi-billion-dollar purchase of Monsanto. The mega-merger is expected to reshape the agrochemicals industry. The deal will create a giant company with control of more than a quarter of the world's seed and pesticides market. The European Commission said Bayer had addressed its concerns with an offer to sell a swathe of assets to boost rival BASF. Bayer pledged to sell certain seed and herbicide assets for 5.9 billion ($7.2 billion) to BASF and to give it a license to its digital farming data. "Our decision ensures that there will be effective competition and innovation in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture markets also after this merger," said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

05:11

The Hotwire #23: March 21, 2018 : Historic school walkoutsAlt-right unravelsSolidarity with anarchists in Russia CrimethInc.

Listen here. Hundreds of thousands of high school students defy adult authority and walkout against mass shootings; anti-pipeline camps hold strong from Virginia to West Virginia to so-called British Columbia; we interview an anarchist in Brazil as protests erupt there after an anti-police brutality politician was assassinated; the annual march against police brutality in Montreal beats cops back; Russian anarchists explain in an interview why its not just Putin thats the problem, or Trump for that matter, but the systems of power they inhabit; plus a repression round up, announcements for Saturdays international day of action to #DefendAfrin, and calls for exciting upcoming anarchist bookfairs and speaking tours.

05:06

What Level of Intuition Are You On? Take the Intuition Test to Find Out Now Awareness Act

There are several levels of intuition, which one are you on?

We are all beings capable of evolving into new things. We have developed in many ways thus far and will continue to do so. We are doing a great job of developing in conscious awareness and in intuitive communications. Do you have a heightened sense of intuitive state? Take the quiz below and find out where you stand.

05:05

Austin mail bomb suspect dies after detonating bomb inside his car as SWAT team approaches Signs of the Times

The Austin bombing suspect, who has been keeping the public and authorities on high alert for days, is dead after blowing himself up in a car, police announced during a press conference. According to Chief of Police Brian Manley, law enforcement pinpointed the person in a car in Round Rock, 27km from Austin and followed him. Police were waiting for ballistic vehicles to arrive when the man's automobile began to drive away, but soon stopped in a ditch at the side of the road. A SWAT team then approached the vehicle, but the suspect blew himself up, injuring one of the special operators. The perpetrator was identified as a 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt.

05:00

More Inhuman Than Human (and Other Channeled Transmissions) disinformation

2/11/2018 As Im drifting asleep suddenly Im consumed with this incredibly artsy visionary transmission. Its all of these intricate and interwoven scenes of spectacular cinematic warring factions. This all seems cool... The post More Inhuman Than Human (and Other Channeled Transmissions) appeared first on disinformation.

[This is a short summary; please click the story headline to read the full story on our site]

04:57

Tolerance Cuts Both Ways: Freedom for the Speech We Hate The Daily Sheeple

Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could be trusted to make up our own minds in the whirl of differing ideas. That we could be trusted to remain free, even when there were very, very seductive voices taking advantage of our freedom of speech who were trying to turn this country into the kind of place where the government could tell you what you can and cannot do.Nat Hentoff

Tolerance cuts both ways.

This isnt an easy pill to swallow, I know, but thats the way free speech works, especially when it comes to tolerating speech that we hate.

The most controversial issues of our daygay rights, abortion, race, religion, sexuality, political correctness, police brutality, et al.have become battlegrounds for those who claim to believe in freedom of speech but only when it favors the views and positions they support.

Free speech for me but not for thee is how my good friend and free speech purist Nat Hentoff used to sum up this double standard.

This haphazard approach to the First Amendment has so muddied the waters that even First Amendment scholars are finding it hard to navigate at times.

Its really not that hard.

The First Amendment affirms the right of the people to speak freely, worship freely, peaceably assemble, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and have a free press.

Nowhere in the First Amendment does it permit the government to limit speech in order to avoid causing offense, hurting someones feelings, safeguarding government secrets, protecting government officials, insulating judges from undue influence, discouraging bullying, penalizing hateful ideas and actions, eliminating terrorism, combatting prejudice and intolerance, and the like.

Unfortunately, in the war being waged between free speech purists who believe that free speech is an inalienable right and those who believe that free speech is a mere privilege to be granted only under certain conditions, the censors are winning.

We have entered into an egotistical, insulated, narcissistic era in which free speech has become regulated speech: to be celebrated when it reflects the values of the majority and tolerated otherwise, unless i...

04:56

Zakharova: Boris Johnson 'poisoned with hatred and anger, it's scary he represents a nuclear power' Signs of the Times

British foreign minister Boris Johnson is poisoned with hatred and anger so it is scary that he represents a nuclear power, Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Maria Zakharova was commenting on Johnson's earlier statement that compared Russia's hosting of this year's World Cup to the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. "Any such parallels and comparisons between our country, that lost millions of lives in the fight against Nazism, fought with an enemy on its own territory, and then liberated Europe [and Nazi Germany] are absolutely unacceptable," she said, in a statement published on Facebook. The Russian ministry spokeswoman then added that such statements are "unworthy of a head of a European state's diplomatic service ... It is clear that [Boris Johnson] is poisoned with hatred and anger," she said, also denouncing his words as "unprofessional" and "rude." It is "scary" that "this man is a representative of a nuclear power that bears a special responsibility for its actions in the international arena as well as for the preservation of international peace," Zakharova said.

04:51

Ahed Tamimi 'plea bargain': 8 months in jail for slapping Israeli soldier Signs of the Times

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi will serve eight months in prison for slapping an Israeli Defence Force soldier. The 17 year old reached a plea bargain Wednesday after serving three months in detention. Tamimi was arrested on December 19 for assaulting an Israeli soldier after troops shot her 15-year-old cousin Mohammad Tamimi in the head at close range with a rubber bullet. Footage of the confrontation went viral and the teenager's subsequent arrest and detention has garnered international attention, with many seeing her as the poster child for Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation. Tamimi's trial in military court began on February 13. The Military Court of Appeal rejected a request to have the hearing in public, which Tamimi's attorney said would deprive her of a fair trial.

04:40

Venezuela builds 2 million affordable homes in seven years, plans to complete additional million by 2019 Signs of the Times

The government plans to build another million homes by 2019. The Venezuelan government has built two million houses in seven years as part of the People's Social Protection System. President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement in a Venezuela Housing Great Mission (GMVV) event in the new "Mirador de Caiza" housing complex in Charallave, state of Miranda, in which he also spoke of future housing plans.

04:38

How Turkey Uses Kidnapping and Hostage Negotiations As Diplomacy MintPress News

ANKARA, TURKEY  Ever since a failed coup in July of 2016, the increasingly anti-democratic policies of the Turkish government under the leadership of President Recep Erdogan have become an embarrassment for the NATO members Western allies. While many people may be aware, at least to some extent, of the ongoing crackdowns inside of Turkey, few recognize that the government led purge is quickly expanding beyond the nations borders in numerous ways.

Even if you dont regularly follow Turkish politics, its still likely youve encountered some form of news media covering at least something about Turkey since 2016. It is also likely that at least some of what you saw, heard, or read concerned the ongoing social media crackdowns, mass arrests of journalists, and the post-coup purge that has resulted in dismissals of 151,967 academics, public servants, and journalists (as well as 64,998 arrested).

These purges have sent shockwaves throughout Turkey, crushing nearly all viable opposition parties and civil-society groups seen as enemies by Erdogans Justice and Development Party (AKP). This has, in turn, caused some obvious public-relations headaches for NATO (in which Erdogan may be reconsidering his membership) and the European Union (which Erdogan has all but abandoned his bid to join) but nothing that classic empty Western platitudes, apologia, and excuses cant sweep under the rug.

While the crackdowns inside of Turkey usually only warrant weak critiques from sympathetic media such as Foreign Policy or Reuters, unfortunately for Washi...

04:34

Electric storm at 30,000ft: Passenger captures astounding pyrotechnics through airplane window (PHOTO, VIDEOS) Signs of the Times

Alabama was subjected to hurricane-force winds and tornados as an extremely powerful weather system descended on the state. One resident managed to capture some spectacular atmospheric pyrotechnics through her plane window. Martha Hart Mulligan was traveling home from North Carolina on Monday as the tempest hit. The pilot of American Airlines pilot flight 5566 reportedly took the long way around to avoid the storm system but it proved too big to escape as the footage shows. No-one on board was injured and the flight landed safely that evening. "We were trying to fly south of the storm to avoid some turbulence. This is the impressive lightning we encountered, and we're happy to report that it did not 'encounter' us," Hart Mulligan wrote on Facebook.

Electric storm at 30,000ft: Passenger captures astounding pyrotechnics through airplane window (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Alabama was subjected to hurricane-force winds and tornados as an extremely powerful weather system descended on the state. One resident managed to capture some spectacular atmospheric pyrotechnics through her plane window. Martha Hart Mulligan was traveling home from North Carolina on Monday as the tempest hit. The pilot of American Airlines pilot flight 5566 reportedly took the long way around to avoid the storm system but it proved too big to escape as the footage shows. No-one on board was injured and the flight landed safely that evening. "We were trying to fly south of the storm to avoid some turbulence. This is the impressive lightning we encountered, and we're happy to report that it did not 'encounter' us," Hart Mulligan wrote on Facebook.

Electric storm at 30,000ft: Passenger captures astounding pyrotechnics through airplane window Signs of the Times

Alabama was subjected to hurricane-force winds and tornados as an extremely powerful weather system descended on the state. One resident managed to capture some spectacular atmospheric pyrotechnics through her plane window. Martha Hart Mulligan was traveling home from North Carolina on Monday as the tempest hit. The pilot of American Airlines pilot flight 5566 reportedly took the long way around to avoid the storm system but it proved too big to escape as the footage shows. No-one on board was injured and the flight landed safely that evening. "We were trying to fly south of the storm to avoid some turbulence. This is the impressive lightning we encountered, and we're happy to report that it did not 'encounter' us," Hart Mulligan wrote on Facebook.

04:33

Twitter duel over Bernie Sanders revealed network of fake bot accounts connected to Democrat Sally Albright Signs of the Times

One Democratic Party consultant said an unnamed client controlled many of these accounts. When Russians at the Internet Research Agency interfered in U.S. politics, they created false online personas and fake political groups to amplify divisive messages that already had a homegrown American audience. It's not too far from what some U.S. political consultants are doing themselves. Take Sally Albright, a Democratic Party communications consultant who backed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. Unsurprisingly, Albright is vocally opposed to President Donald Trump and a big supporter of the resistance to his administration. She is also one of the loudest, most divisive voices attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Clinton's onetime Democratic primary opponent, and his left-wing supporters. Well after the primary, Albright continues to claim that Sanders is a fraud, a liar, racist and corrupt, among many other things. In one instance she declared that the policy idea of free college, as promoted by Sanders, was racist. This provoked Sanders supporters to argue back. Trevor, a Sanders supporter who declined to provide his last name for fear of being doxxed, but goes by @likingonline on Twitter, noticed a strange pattern of behavior when Albright responded to him. Her tweets addressing him were rapidly retweeted by the same series of accounts. This created a barrage of notifications making it look as though there was an avalanche of opposition to everything he said.

04:27

Four Days to Declare a Cold War Dissident Voice

The week that has just ended was exceptionally rich in events. But no media were able to report it, because they had all deliberately masked certain of their number in order to protect the story that was being woven by their government.

The British government and certain of its allies, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have attempted to launch a Cold War against Russia. Their plan was to fabricate an attack against an ex-double agent in Salisbury and at the same time a chemical attack against the moderate rebels in the Ghouta. The conspirators intention was to profit from the efforts of Syria to liberate the suburbs of its capital city and the disorganisation of Russia on the occasion of its Presidential election. Had these manipulations worked, the United Kingdom would have pushed the USA to bomb Damascus, including the Presidential palace, and demand that the United Nations General Assembly exclude Russia from the Security Council.

However, the Syrian and Russian intelligence got wind of what was being plotted. They realised that the US agents in the Ghouta who were preparing an attack against the Ghouta were not working for the Pentagon, but for another US agency.

In Damascus, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Fayal Miqdad, set up an emergency Press conference for 10 March, in order to alert his fellow citizens. From its own side, Moscow had first of all tried to contact Washington via the diplomatic channels. But aware that the US ambassador, Jon Huntsman Jr, is the director of Caterpillar, the company which had supplied tunneling materials to the jihadists so that they could build their fortifications, Moscow decided to bypass the usual diplomatic channels.

Heres how things played out:

12 March 2018

The Syrian army seized two chemical weapons laboratories, the first on 12 March in Aftris, and the second on the following day in Chifonya. Meanwhile, Russian diplomats pushed the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to get involved in the criminal investigation in Salisbury.

In the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Theresa May violently accused Russia of having ordered the attack in Salisbury. According to her, the ex-double agent Sergue Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military nerve gas of a type developed by Russia under the name of Novitchok. Since the Kremlin considers Russian citizens who have defected as legitimate targets, it is therefore highly likely that they ordered the crime.

Novitchok is known by what has been revealed by two Soviet personalities, Lev Fyodorov and Vil Mirzayanov. The scientist Fyod...

04:23

Dinosaurs, why horns? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2015 video from Canada is called The Royal Ontario Museums Ceratopsians.

From Queen Mary University of London in England:

Dinosaur frills and horns did not evolve for species recognition

March 21, 2018

The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus did not evolve to help species recognise each other, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

It has been suggested that different species that live in the same location may evolve features in order to distinguish one another to help avoid problems such as hybridisation, where two individuals of different species produce infertile or unfit offspring.

To test this hypothesis the researchers examined patterns of diversity in the ornamentation of 46 species of ceratopsians, the horned dinosaurs, but found no difference between species that lived together and those that lived separately.

A previous research paper from Queen Mary found that the frill in one ceratopsian species, Protoceratops, may have evolved under sexual selection. These new findings appear to add evidence to this across the entire group.

The researchers also found evidence that ornamental traits seemed to evolve at a much faster rate than other traits. As these structures are costly to grow and maintain, this finding similarly points to a strong selective pressure on these traits.

The study was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Andrew Knapp, PhD candidate from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and lead author of the study, said: This resolves a long-standing and hitherto untested hypothesis concerning the origin and function of ornamental traits in ceratopsian dinosaurs. M...

04:19

British media admits it: Due process in Skripal case 'does not apply' to Russia Signs of the Times

Commentaries in Guardian and Financial Times say that Russia can be declared guilty without being given chance to defend itself It is becoming increasingly difficult for the British authorities and for the British media to deny that 'due process' - ie. the well-established system of rules for conducting fair and impartial trials and investigations in order to determine questions of guilt or innocence - are not being followed by the British authorities in the Skripal case. Here are some of the violations of due process the British authorities which in my opinion the British authorities are committing:

04:15

Canadas NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Political Violence Dissident Voice

We should be concerned about Jagmeet Singhs support for political violence. But not the stuff thats making news. While the media makes much of the new NDP heads ties/indifference to Sikh violence, theyve ignored Singhs leadership of a party/community that has repeatedly backed Canadian aggression.

In a Rabble story on the controversy, Karl Nerenberg described Singh as the leader of a party that has throughout its history favoured peaceful and non-violent solutions. As such, Nerenberg called on the NDP leader to make a stronger statement against any use of violence in furtherance of Sikh goals.

While not downplaying the terrible human loss in the 1985 Air India bombing or disagreeable aspects of the Khalistan movement, its more salient to know Singhs position on Canadian violence. Contrary to Nerenbergs claim, the NDP has repeatedly supported Canadian aggression.

Seven years ago the NDP wholeheartedly endorsed bombing Libya, a quarter century ago it applauded the bombing of Serbia and in 1950 it cheerlead Canadian participation in the Korean War. At the beginning of the century important elements of the party backed Canadas deployment to Afghanistan and the NDP was ambivalent towards Canadian-assisted violence in Haiti.

After the Communists took control of China in 1949 the US tried to encircle the country. They supported Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan, built military bases in Japan, backed a right-wing dictator in Thailand and tried to establish a pro-Western state in Vietnam. The success of Chinas nationalist revolution also spurred the 1950-1953 Korean War in which eight Canadian warships and 27,000 Canadian troops participated. The war left as many as four million dead.

The NDPs predecessor, the CCF, endorsed the US-led (though UN sanctioned) war in Korea. Deputy leader and party spokesperson Stanley Knowles immediately endorsed the deployment of Canadian naval units to the Western Pacific, which the government sent in case they might be of assistance to the United Nations and Korea. Before Ottawa committed ground troops the CCF Executive Council called for them. The CCF started to shift its position on the Korean War when Washington had the UN...

04:05

Iraq ready to cooperate with Turkey on securing common borders Signs of the Times

The Iraqi government has expressed its readiness to cooperate with Turkey on ensuring security of the countries' shared borders, the Iraqi Justice Ministry said Tuesday in a press release received by Sputnik. "The Iraqi government has expressed its intention to cooperate with Turkey on all issues related to the security along common borders," the minister stated. According to Zamily, Iraq is strengthening good-neighborly relations with countries in the region, particularly with its Turkish neighbor.

04:03

Anna Von Reitz -- Banking for Bankers Operation Disclosure

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Banking for Bankers



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

More than a year ago, I declared the beginning of the long-promised Thousand Years of Peace. I delivered the Payment Bond and the Bills of Lading to the Vatican Chancery Court. A Year and a Day later, on January 7, 2018, the Final Transaction Cured and, not coincidentally, the Age of Aquarius officially began. As a further result, the Draconian Law was set aside and the Aquarian Law of Love and Balance was declared.

Now, to some of you, this sounds very foreign and "airy-fairy" and you must be wondering--- "What's wrong with Grandma? Has she gone soft in the head? Fallen for all this New Age garbage?"

But it is nothing of the sort and nothing soft-headed about it. It is material fact. And it's a good thing for everyone on planet Earth.

All these years everyone has been thinking that the Kingdom of Heaven was something immaterial, something we couldn't see or touch or feel directly. We have been "seeing through a glass and darkly", but now, that glory is to be revealed and many things that made no sense will suddenly make perfect sense to everyone.

Right now, I want to just briefly observe some consequences to the bankers of the world, who have profited themselves by keeping everyone (falsely) indebted.

All that debt and all those "debt notes" that the banks have been holding over everyone's head are in fact negative numbers.

A negative number is by definition less than zero. And the bigger the negative number, the less than zero it is.

A minus seventy-seven trillion ($77,000,000.000.00) is a LOT less than zero. That's how much that debt is really worth.
...

04:02

This flower startup wants women to buy bouquets for their friends Fast Company

In the flower industry, there are two big holidays that matter: Valentines Day and Mothers Day. Thats why UrbanStems, a flower delivery startup, decided to launch on Valentines Day in 2014. Its a well-known fact that these two days generate a huge amount of business for flower brands, says Megan Darmody, the brands director of

In the flower industry, there are two big holidays that matter: Valentines Day and Mothers Day. Thats why UrbanStems, a flower delivery startup, decided to launch on Valentines Day in 2014. Its a well-known fact that these two days generate a huge amount of business for flower brands, says Megan Darmody, the brands director of press and partnership.

Read Full Story

04:01

Heres everything Mark Zuckerberg didnt say, and probably wont Fast Company

Cambridge Analyticas improper access to Facebook user data turned into a firestorm for the social media giant this past week. Four days later, CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally responded, publishing a Facebook post in which he made a familiar vow to do what it takes to protect our community. He also conceded that Facebook has made mistakes

Cambridge Analyticas improper access to Facebook user data turned into a firestorm for the social media giant this past week. Four days later, CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally responded, publishing a Facebook post in which he made a familiar vow to do what it takes to protect our community. He also conceded that Facebook has made mistakes and needs to step up.

Read Full Story

03:57

The Amount of Plastic in Oceans Will Triple within Seven Years, Says Major Report Waking Times

Vic Bishop, Staff Writer
Waking Times 

A recent viral video of a diver swimming through a sea of plastic is a stark reminder of what we are doing to the worlds oceans. Weve been reporting on this issue since 2012, watching the development of a massive gyre of plastic forming in the Pacific Ocean, devastating wildlife in the Midway Atolls.

About 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year. In the US alone, about 30+ million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the solid waste system, including various plastic containers, bags and other types of packaging, with only about 10% being recycled. [Source]

Sadly the overuse of plastic has only continued, and while a few grassroots and localized efforts have inspired a small handful of retailers to experiment with a retail model that does not use plastic packaging, projections indicate that the problem is very quickly getting much worse.

In a recent report by the UK Government Office for Science entitled Future of the Sea, a grim scenario is painted with regards to ocean pollution by plastics. Noting key long-term trends, the report states:

Plastic in the ocean is projected to triple between 2015 and 2025. Plastic does not decompose, instead breaking down into ever smaller pieces. The full effects are not understood, but there is gr...

03:55

Market Talk- March 21, 2018 Armstrong Economics

Core indices drifted lower today and possibly from the headline that the Central Bank continues to take steps towards opening its markets. Todays announcement that the domestic market will be open to foreign third party payment firms is another move towards internationalisation. Shanghai and Hang Seng closed with only small losses (-0.3% and -0.4% respectively), which is probably to be expected ahead of possible trade war and the Federal Reserves rate decision. The A$ remains heavy which helped the ASX a touch, but also a healthy bounce in some key commodities. SENSEX added to yesterdays gain with a 0.4% return as confidence continues to build.

Europe was pretty much in the red for most of the day and only managed to rally at the close following the US market bounce. It is visible that the US markets continue to be the main driver of events and that is not just because the FED is announcing this afternoon. Given that most hot topics involve the US, this decision will be the trigger for markets into quarter end. The EU appeared to respond to possible trade wars today after it proposed plans to tax digital companies where they generate value rather than where the companies are headquartered. Volumes were light today but respond well to the energy price rally whilst financials and construction stocks weighed on sentiment.

Volumes were light in US trading just ahead of the FED but, probably due in part to the heavy snow storm making travels into the office more challenging. Many will be watching for the FED outlook going into Q2 especially as we watch 10s trade above the psychological 2.90 level. Energy inventories were a surprise and with a lower release helped a +1.3% rally today. Upon the FED announcement, the initial surge was turned around and we eventually closed just a little lower on the day. From the FED conference we can ascertain that the Dot-Plot will become a little more hawkish, they are happy with current projections and they still surprised no inflation. FED/Funds above the inflation rate, the first time in around 10 years. All core indices closed close to unchanged on the day, with the DOW, NASDAQ and the S+P off just -0.2%.

Japan 0.04%, US 2s closed 2.30% (-3bp), 10s 2.88% (u/c), 30s 3...

03:55

USG Whispers Pleas Of "War On Terror" And "Special Operations Command" In MikroTik Router Shitware Case Qntra

In the absence of firm admissions of guilt, known USG influence outlets including Conde Nast publications are pleaing that the malware pushed into phuctorable MikroTik routers was part of a US Special Operations Command anti-Terrorism effort (archived, archived). Presumably this is part of the terrorist Pantsuit USG campaign to creating dialogue points for shifting the overton window on shitware.

03:51

Over 40 Tons Of Chemical Weapons Left By Retreating Terrorists Found In Syria Your News Wire

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, chemical weapon production facilities have been discovered in areas that have been liberated from terrorists in Syria. The ministry said that over 40 tons of chemical weapons were [...]

03:45

Syrian Rebels Target Busy Market In Eastern Ghouta Rocket Attack MintPress News

On Tuesday evening, anti-government fighters in the embattled East Ghouta suburb of Damascus launched a major attack, firing several missiles and artillery shells into a crowded shopping district of government-held Jaramana area, resulting in a civilian massacre.

The Guardian has described the attack as one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital which according to early reports took the lives of 38 civilians, including women and children. Local reporters say that number may climb higher.

And according to the Middle East based Al-Masdar News, which has a correspondent on the ground close to the scene, a near-simultaneous attack on the Mezzeh District of Damascus resulted in the deaths of a woman and five children.

The Guardian reports that the particular shopping area in Jaramana hit by a volley of rockets was particularly busy as Mothers Day celebrated in Syria on March 21  brought throngs of families into crowded markets:

State media said the opposition fire had hit the area of Jaramana, which residents said was full of shoppers many buying presents before Mothers Day. A taxi driver, who asked not to give his name, said he had been nearby when the rocket hit a street known for its cheap clothes and food shops.

The place was full of people buying presents for Mothers Day, the 41-year-old said. A nurse in her 30s, who asked not to be named, said the projectile had hit a shopping area next to a security checkpoint. The intensity of the blast was terrifying, she said.

Though given scant attention in international media since the start of the now 7-year long war, Damascenes have had to endure living under the constant threat of mortar attack from al-Qaeda linked groups operating in the suburbs and Damascus countryside as the new normal.

03:45

Its Not Only The Vegas Casinos Which Reap Financial Gain But Also The Courts Activist Post

By Janet Phelan In 2006, the Los Angeles Times ran a series on judges in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Times found that Las Vegas judges...

03:43

No longer a secret: how Israel destroyed Syria's nuclear reactor (Amos Harel - Aluf Benn ) Tlaxcala

21/03/2018 - It was one of the Israeli army's most successful operations, but was censored for over a decade. Now, a Haaretz investigation goes behind the scenes of the 2007 strike on 'The Cube,' shortly before it ...

03:42

The secret yacht summit that realigned the Middle East Signs of the Times

George Nader, the Lebanese-American businessman and convicted paedophile, who is co-operating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Donald Trump's campaign funding, organised a secret summit of Arab leaders on a yacht in the Red Sea in late 2015, Middle East Eye can reveal. Nader proposed to the leaders gathered on the yacht that they should set up an elite regional group of six countries, which would supplant both the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the moribund Arab League. Nader said this group of states could become a force in the region "that the US government could depend on" to counter the influence of Turkey and Iran, according to two sources briefed on the meeting.

03:40

Strange trumpeting sounds heard in small Swedish town Signs of the Times

On February 26, 2018, around 7:30 am, YouTube user 'Johan Svensson' recorded trumpeting sounds that lasted about 5 minutes.

03:39

Russia is fighting a lethal 100-year-old enemy Signs of the Times

London's boorish behaviour has resulted in a fiery reaction within Russia - from indignation to jokes about "Little Britain". Sadly, such derision is not the best possible answer. For we are dealing with a threat that is far from comical, and the entire history of relations between Russia and Britain is proof of that. Great Britain's behaviour in the Skripal affair is openly provocative: accusations against Russia, a recommendation to "put a sock in it", declarations about Putin's personal involvement. All of this, of course, is causing indignation in Russia. But if it is possible to understand our civil society's indignation, deriding Britain and her elites is totally incorrect. Discourse about "Little Britain", about how "Lil' England" has lost its influence and is slandering Russia in an impotent rage look strange. All of this is not even suitable as banal retaliatory propaganda, seeing as it is a distortion of reality.

03:36

Assange will give evidence to UK Parliament on Cambridge Analytica scandal Signs of the Times

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange may soon give evidence to a Parliamentary Committee about Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company which accessed data of some 50mn Facebook users, triggering an international scandal. "I have accepted a request by the select committee of the UK parliament @CommonsCMS to give evidence, via video link, about Cambridge Analytica, and other matters, later this month,"Assange, currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, said on Twitter. Just over half an hour later, the British Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee confirmed that Assange "has offered to appear" before the House of Commons body, explaining that "no formal invitation" has yet been issued to the whistleblower. WikiLeaks rushed to clarify the matter, stating that the Australian was "approached" on a number of occasions to offer his expert opinion to British MPs. During the last attempt, on Monday, the investigative committee allegedly proposed holding the session with Assange on March 28 via video link, "to which Mr. Assange agreed."

03:35

Dear Health Nuts, Exposure to WiFi causes Blood Sugar Fluctuations, Cardiac Issues, Disrupts the Blood Brain Barrier, and More Choose Wired Internet Activist Post

By B.N. Frank It seems like we are constantly being lectured about how good health depends on what we eat and drink, how much we...

03:30

Action Point: A Jackass Movie Set At The Notorious Action Park Fast Company

Watch the trailer for Action Point, a perfect movie for anyone going through Jackass withdrawal.

What: The first trailer for the summer 2018 comedy Action Point.

Read Full Story

03:29

Strange sky sounds recorded in Fife, Washington Signs of the Times

YouTube user 'Phjose aRulom' uploaded a clip of strange sounds coming from the sky in Fife, Washington on February 17, 2018.

03:27

BEST OF THE WEB: Blimey! ANOTHER Russian Exile Turns up Dead in UK - Suspicious Pattern Emerging - UPDATE Signs of the Times

Comment: Before you begin reading about what may turn out to be yet another murder of a Russian exile in the UK in order to blame Putin, check out how many Telegraph presstitutes got together to pen this one! It's all-hands-on-deck aboard HMS Indomitable! The British media-intelligence factory is working overtime on Operation 'Get the World to Hate Putin, NOW'... Counter-terrorism police have opened an investigation into the "unexplained" death on British soil of an arch enemy of Vladimir Putin, just eight days after the nerve gas assassination attempt on a Russian double agent. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, the right-hand man of the deceased oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Mr Putin's one-time fiercest rival, was found dead at his London home on Monday. Comment: Berezovsky was certainly a cretin and a traitor - which explains at least in part why he found safe harbour in London - but his death was almost certainly the work of British, not Russian, intelligence. A Russian media source said Glushkov, the former boss of the state airline Aeroflot, who said he feared he was on a Kremlin hit-list, was found with "strangulation marks" on his neck. The inquiry into Glushkov's death was announced hours before a midnight deadline for the Kremlin to explain how Russian-made nerve agent came to be deployed in the assassination attempt on the double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.

03:26

Snowden docs reveal NSA targeted Bitcoin users around the world Signs of the Times

The US National Security Agency targeted Bitcoin users around the world, according to classified documents released by Edward Snowden. The revelations strike a blow to the financial privacy of bitcoin users, academics warn. The National Security Agency (NSA) managed to find ways to 'track down senders and receivers' of Bitcoins, according to an internal NSA report dated March 2013. The findings come from classified NSA documents, exposed by ex-CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden and first published by The Intercept. Crucially, the tracking may also have involved amassing information from bitcoin users' computers. One NSA memo suggests that the NSA collected some Bitcoin users' password information, internet activity and MAC address, which is a type of unique device identification number. Bitcoin is a digital currency which uses encryption to regulate its units of currency. From the outset, cryptocurrencies were designed to circumvent the control of banks and provide discretion for financial transactions. But they could not easily evade the attention of national governments, who take a keen interest in controlling flows of money.

03:19

26 Reasons Why We Should Pay Attention To Edward Snowden Activist Post

By Carey Wedler In June of 2013, Edward Snowden was the most wanted man in the world as the U.S. government and others frantically attempted to arrest...

03:17

Former FBI agent Fred Humphries calls McCabe firing 'fitting': 'Important for top officials to be held accountable' Signs of the Times

Fred Humphries woke up Saturday morning and for the first time ever raised a blue and white Federal Bureau of Investigation flag on the pole in his front yard. "I was encouraged and hopeful," said Humphries, 53, in an exclusive interview with the Tampa Bay Times, reacting to the news that former FBI director Andrew McCabe had been fired. A day earlier, both men left the FBI after 21-year careers. Humphries retired, a short while after serving a 60-day unpaid suspension for previously speaking to the Times without permission. McCabe, fired after the Justice Department rejected an appeal that would have let him retire this weekend, is accused in a yet-to-be-released internal report of failing to be forthcoming about a conversation he authorized between FBI officials and a journalist.

03:16

Electric Storm at 30,000ft: Airplane Passenger Captures Astounding Pyrotechnics (PHOTO, VIDEOS) The Daily Sheeple

Alabama was subjected to hurricane-force winds and tornadoes as an extremely powerful weather system descended on the state. One resident managed to capture some spectacular atmospheric pyrotechnics through her plane window.

Martha Hart Mulligan was traveling home from North Carolina on Monday as the tempest hit. The pilot of American Airlines pilot flight 5566 reportedly took the long way around to avoid the storm system but it proved too big to escape as the footage shows. No-one on board was injured and the flight landed safely that evening.

We were trying to fly south of the storm to avoid some turbulence. This is the impressive lightning we encountered, and were happy to report that it did not encounter us, Hart Mulligan wrote on Facebook.

There has been significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey said in a statement late Monday. We are sending state resources to those affected areas, especially to Jacksonville and Calhoun County. We will continue to monitor and respond to needs in other areas as needed.

03:11

Toxic nothing-burger: Cambridge Analytica "scandal" is a political attack posing as journalism Signs of the Times

Seeing Donald Trump's media and political critics, who for years feted "big data," suddenly pretend it's a crime, is hard to stomach. And the feigned outrage is being used as a weapon of establishment control over social media. Before being repackaged by two leading liberal-leaning outlets to produce a media firestorm that has wiped tens of billions off Facebook's valuation and could usher in a new wave of investigations and regulation, the actual facts of Cambridge Analytica's data collection had been known since 2015. What has changed is the language: what the Guardian called "psychological profiling" and "behavioral microtargeting" before Donald Trump was elected, in the latest reports from the same newspaper becomes "psyops," the sinister-sounding "harvesting," the alarming "data breach," and most gloriously "Steve Bannon's psychological warfare mindf**k tool." Behind the grand claims, the germ of the story remains - by tech standards - almost disappointingly quotidian. In 2014, the upstart data analysis company Cambridge Analytica developed a psychological quiz app that over 270,000 users of the world's biggest social network downloaded and completed. As well as passing their own data to the UK-headquartered firm, the test-takers agreed to share limited information about their friends - age, location and likes - as in line with Facebook's policy at the time, producing the much-cited but unverified figure of 50 million users that were profiled.

03:10

New Report Claims Israel Failed to Reform System of Military Detention for Minors MintPress News

A new report by respected Israeli human rights NGO BTselem has demolished claims made by Israeli authorities that significant reforms have been made to the system of military detention and prosecution experienced by Palestinian children.

The report, Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israels Military Courts, is expected to deal a blow to Israels reputation even amongst its Western allies, for whom the issue of Palestinian children in the military court system is one of repeated concern.

According to BTselem, over the past decade, the state has made several changes to the military orders that deal with the arrest and detention of minors and their treatment in the military courts, changes that, on the face of itwere meant to improve the protections afforded to minors.

However, the NGO concludes, the changes Israel made have had no more than a negligible impact on minors rights, and seem to have had far more to do with improved appearances than with what happens in actual practice.

One specific reform highlighted by the report is the military juvenile court, introduced in 2009. While Israeli authorities consider its establishment a landmark achievement in the protection of minors rights in the military justice system, in practice, it has failed to improve the safeguarding of the rights of minors facing charges.

This, Btselem explains, is because remand hearings are held at the ordinary military court, and, because trial hearings are very rare since the overwhelming majority of the cases are closed in a plea bargain between the defense and the prosecution.

The reason that so many defendants are prepared to enter into plea bargains is the military courts policy on detention which results in minors being kept in custody from the time they are arrested until after they serve their prison sentence, BTselem added.

A further point made by the new report is that while the reforms address what goes on in the military courts proper, the changes do not deal with the crucial stages of the initial arrest and interrogation, which is what determines the case.During these early phases, minors suffer much harm. They undergo the process in utter isolation, without their parents or a lawyer by their side, or any other adult who has their best interests at heart, to explain what is to come and inform them of their rights, BTselem states.

Instead, they are surrounded by adults who are representatives of the regime of occupation under which they live. Som...

03:09

11 Fragrant Plants that Can Repel Mosquitoes, Spiders, Fleas, and More! Awareness Act

I dont know about you, but I couldnt be happier that the sun is out, and springtime is upon us! In the coming weeks and months, as the weather continues to get warmer, people across the country will be digging out our barbeques and patio sets and spending as much time outdoors basking in the sun. There is, however, one part of the warmer weather that even the biggest outdoor enthusiast among us would be happy to avoid at one time or another bugs.

From flies and mosquitos to ants and beetles, these little critters can find their way into your gardens, backyards, patios, and homes. Not only are they often seen as a complete nuisance, they can also cause problems such as contaminating our food. There are many great insect sprays on the market, however, as we begin to learn more about the chemicals included in this product many of us are searching for natural options.

Instead, why not look to natures pesticide, the various plants, flowers and herbs that you can pick up in your local garden center which have been found effective in sending these little critters running for the hills.

Source: Iqbal Osman | Flickr

 

Here are 11 different plants that will help you keep your home bug free this spring:

#1 Marigolds

Colorful flowers that are a favorite of many gardeners around the country for home landscaping, the smell of a marigold has been found to repel a number of different pests including mosquitos, squash bugs, and tomato worms. In fact, there is a natural compound in marigold that is used in many insect repellents as it is so effective!

#2 Mint

A scent that many will enjoy just because it smells good, keeping mint around your home can actually help to ward off mosquitos. You can either place the plants strategically around your house, garden or patio or use the essential oil extracted from this plant as a mosquito repellent that you can wear while outdoors.

#3 Lemongrass

A decorative grass that can be used to br...

03:07

4 Steps For Silencing Highly Manipulative and Controlling People Awareness Act

In this life, we will face many different people and sadly a lot of those people will be controlling individuals. Controlling people can be a big problem in all kinds of relationships be them romantic or otherwise.

When you let people control you, you are basically letting them turn you into whoever they want to turn you into. You are playing the role of a doll and it is just not healthy overall. As humans, we should always live our lives the way we want to. Never let someone try to fit you into a mold or force you to bend to what they want reality to be.

Controlling people are sometimes a bit hard to face as they can be intimidating but when it comes to being yourself you really have to know how to stand up and fight. Most controlling people start out small and weasel their ways into our lives. They do this so that they can in a sense disguise themselves.

When it comes to dealing with controlling people there are a few different things you can do to work through what they are trying to do and get yourself out of the situation. Some controlling people can work on their need for control but others are not as capable. Whether or not you should stick around depends on the situation and just how controlling the individual truly is.

The 4 Steps You Need to Remember When it Comes to Dealing With Controlling People:

Step 1: Stop Reacting

Do not feed into them, they want a reaction and if you do not give them one you are going to come out on top. For instance, if they say something to you, do not resist or criticize just remain calm. That being said, you can assert yourself without losing your temper. The calmer you are the better things will turn out for you as you will be the one people notice handling the issue well.

Step 2: Refuse Arguments Completely

Do not argue with this person. If they come at you trying to start a fight walk away. If you are dealing with an angry significant other, suggest that you both take some time to cool off. The less conflict the better when it comes to being heated.

Step 3: Set Healthy Boundaries

Do not forget your rights, this person cannot control you. Sit down with this person and make sure they know where the lines are drawn. You never have to do anything that you do not want to do.

Step 4: Make Sure You Take Care of Yourself

Keep the boundaries going and ensure you are getting what you need and living your own life. Do not ever think that you have to cater to anyone but yourself. You are in control of your own life, never forget that.

 

03:05

14 Common Causes of Infertility In Women, And How to Protect Yourself Awareness Act

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 10% of women in the United States, or 6.1 million Americans, are currently experiencing difficulty getting or staying pregnant. A struggle that impacts women of all ages, infertility refers to women who are unable to get pregnant until 1 year of trying or 6 months for a woman aged 35 or older.

There are many reasons that a woman may struggle with this condition, however, taking the time to educate ourselves on the risks can empower women to take control of their sexual health!

Its important to note that infertility doesnt just exist in women. In fact, male infertility is the primary factor in approximately 30% of all infertility cases. If you are currently struggling with difficulty getting or staying pregnant, it is recommended that you seek professional medical attention in order to assess which partys sexual health needs to be addressed directly in order to improve your odds of conceiving or carrying to turn (if possible).

It is also important to note that inability to conceive a child does not make you less of a woman than those that have biological children. The psychological impact of infertility is a serious condition and should not be overlooked. Those women who are facing this condition may face anxiety, depression or additional levels of stress.

Source: ARC Fertility

 

Causes of infertility include:

#1 Age

While medical advances are extending the period in which women are able to get pregnant can carry a healthy pregnancy to term, there will still come a time where our age will catch up to us and have a negative impact on our fertility. For example, the average woman reaches menopause at the age of 60, at which point we no longer release eggs for the purposes of reproduction. In the years leading up to this point, the number of eggs produced decli...

03:02

Israel needs to kick out 450 elderly people to make room for Jerusalem's new US embassy Signs of the Times

Israeli authorities would need to relocate some 450 USSR immigrants, many of whom are in their 80s, from a plot of land to facilitate the construction of a new US embassy. And there is no solution in sight. The plot in Jerusalem's predominantly Jewish Arnona neighborhood is owned by the United States and currently accommodates an American consulate, which will soon be promoted to embassy status. This is scheduled to happen on May 14, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence, although red tape may force a postponement, according to local media. While the consular compound, which opened in 2010, is among the most secure American diplomatic facilities in Israel, it's far too small to serve as the full-fledged fortified embassy that the US wants it to be. Construction work required to change this would involve the relocation of 450 residents of the decades-old Diplomat Hotel, which was purchased by the US in 2014 and leased out to house elderly immigrants from the former Soviet Union. According to the Israeli parliament's website, authorities have no plans on how to do this, with a heated debate taking place about the fate of those residents at a recent Immigration Committee meeting. "We cannot leave them in suspense, worry and fear of what their future will be and where they will be transferred," said Committee Chairman Avraham Neguise.

03:01

Amid Russiagate Hysteria, US Interferes in Elections in Venezuela & Latin America New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Frustrated with foreign interference in the US elections? So are the people of Latin America, says Timothy Gill.

03:00

Offensive Jokes: The UK's Latest Absurd National Security Threat After the Shift

The United Kingdom is once again taking down serious threats to its national security.
  
This time, the UK ...

02:58

EC President Juncker under fire for daring to congratulate Putin on election victory and calling for positive relations with Russia Signs of the Times

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's extremely polite letter of congratulations to Vladimir Putin on his election win has enraged Britain's Twitterati and other senior EU officials. Jean-Claude Juncker's call for positive relations and a security deal proved too much to swallow for many commentators who want to see Russia punished over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain. There is a hawkish mood in Britain towards Russia currently, even before a definite link to the Salisbury poisoning has been established beyond doubt. While there have been declarations of solidarity from EU allies with Britain's accusations aimed at the Kremlin, there is also a sense that many countries share the position of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has suggested the blame is running ahead of the evidence.

02:55

Good idea! Trump plans to meet Putin to discuss 'arms race that is getting out of control' Signs of the Times

US President Donald Trump said he will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the not too distant future to discuss an arms race that Trump called "out of control." He also congratulated Putin on his election victory. Trump answered a question about Putin as he was holding a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House. "We will be meeting in the not too distant future to discuss the arms race which is getting out of control," Trump said, expanding on the content of the phone call with Putin on Tuesday. He reaffirmed his commitment to maintaining America's military spending. "We are going to remain stronger than any other nation in the world by far," he said. "We will never allow anyone to have anything close to what we have." At the proposed meeting, they would also discuss Ukraine and North Korea, Trump said.

02:54

EU court finds men subjected to CIA-style '5 techniques' by British Army were not tortured Signs of the Times

A European court has rejected a request to find that a group of 14 men detained during internment in Northern Ireland suffered torture. The prisoners were subjected to white noise, sleep and food deprivation as well as beatings. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected the Irish government petition to revise a 1978 judgement against the UK and find that the prisoners, known as the 'hooded men' were subjected to torture. The men were exposed to methods known as the "five techniques" - hooding, white noise, stress positions, sleep deprivation, and food deprivation. The practice was applied over an unknown period of four to seven days for an unspecified number of hours at a time. Similar interrogation techniques have since been deployed by the CIA and outlined in a 2014 Senate Torture report.

02:48

Sweden will criminalize sex without first getting explicit consent Signs of the Times

Sex without first getting explicit consent is to be criminalized in Sweden. The new bill was sent to lawmakers Tuesday, despite some deeming the law unnecessary. Sweden already has extensive sexual assault laws, but country's lawmakers want to further cement the need for consent in the hope that the new law will see more sexual assault cases being prosecuted. The government describes the bill as being "based on the obvious: sex must be voluntary." "Sex should be voluntary. Everything else is abuse," Justice Minister Morgan Johansson tweeted. "I think it's important to reach that clarity in legislation," Johansson later added, Omni reports. "I think the number of crimes solved will increase. Particularly through the combination of stronger and broader legislation together with increased support for victims."

02:47

What is the Immune System of the Mind? Waking Times

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

Were familiar with the bodys immune system. It mounts a reaction to intruders, and in the process it swings into a full inflammatory response. Swelling occurs. Fever. The result, if the immune system is healthy, is the banishing of the intruders and a return to well-being. The body gains a victoryand the person builds confidence in his ability to stave off attacks.

The mind has the potential to operate in a similar fashion. But there are prerequisites. The mind needs basic ideas and principles on which to erect its response.

These basics are inherent in a healthy mind: the desire for freedom, for self-sufficiency, for the creation of a desired future, for committed work in that direction.

In the absence of these strong fundamentals, the mind will not mount a direct immune response against intruders. It will be clueless.

What are the intruders? Well, they are precisely the external influences that lessen, minimize, squelch, and sideline the inherent basics.

Whatever would challenge freedom, self-sufficiency, committed work on behalf of creating a desired futureTHESE are the factors the minds immune system responds against.

But if the mind has been tuned to DEPENDENCE, all bets are off. The immune system is confused. It doesnt respond swiftly and decisively. It is looking for, and favoring, more dependence, and so it is essentially working backwards. It has already let the opponent in the door.

When intruding ideas enterideas that try to reject freedom and self-sufficiencythe minds immune system allows them deep inside. There is no defense. There is no full inflammatory r...

02:46

Crisis of meaning in America: Youth suicide skyrocketed over 70% in the last decade Signs of the Times

According to the Centers for Disease Control, youth suicide is in the midst of a precipitous and frightening rise. Between 2006 and 2016, suicides by white children between ages 10 and 17 skyrocketed 70%; while black children are less likely than white children to kill themselves, their suicide rate also jumped 77%. And as The Blaze points out, CNN reported last year that "the suicide rate among girls between the ages of 15 and 19 rose to a 40-year high in 2015." It's not just young people. According to Tom Simon, a CDC report author, "We know that overall in the US, we're seeing increases in suicide rates across all age groups." As of 2016, suicide levels were at 30-year highs. So, what in hell is going on? A few years back, the trendy explanation was economic volatility - the market crash of 2007-2008 had supposedly created a culture of despair, cured only by suicide. But the economy is booming, and has been growing steadily since 2009. There are those who blame the rise in drugs as well, particularly opioids - but according to a study from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, drinking, smoking and drug use may be at the lowest levels "seen in decades," as the Los Angeles Times reports.

02:43

10 Senate Democrats Kill a Bill to End US Military Involvement in Yemen MintPress News

The United States Senate killed a resolution introduced by Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican Senator Mike Lee to withdraw U.S. military support for the Saudi war in Yemen.

By a vote of 55-44, the resolution was tabled. A simple majority was required to kill the resolution.

If ten Democrats who voted to kill the resolution had instead voted no, an extraordinary debate on Saudi Arabia and U.S. support for the war in Yemen would have taken place.

Democratic Senators Christopher Coons, Catherine Cortez Masto, Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, Doug Jones, Joe Manchin, Robert Menendez, Bill Nelson, Jack Reed, and Sheldon Whitehouse each voted against debating whether to exercise Congresss war powers under the Constitution.

The outcome was similar to a vote on a resolution introduced by Republican Senator Rand Paul to oppose the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. It failed by four votes, and if five Democrats had not voted to preserve the arms deals, the effort to block $500 million worth of weapons would have prevailed.

Republican Senator Bob Corker, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led the effort to stop the resolution from Sanders and Lee. He was livid that senators invoked the War Powers Act of 1973 to attempt to end U.S. military support for intervention by Saudi Arabia in a war against the Houthis, particularly because it circumvented his authority as the Foreign Relations Committee chair.

Corker said, Let the Foreign Relations Committee do the work youve assigned the committee to do. Were going to have a hearing. He mentioned a bipartisan bill apparently in the works on Yemen. He cautioned against allowing a wild west debate on war-making powers of the Executive Branch.


Read more by Kevin Gosztola


I say to my good friend, Senator Corker, the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, this war has been going for three years, Senator Sanders responded. T...

02:42

Scandinavian Stone Age society more reliant on fishing than previously thought - particularly aquatic mammals Signs of the Times

Stone Age people depended more heavily on fish than scientists thought, according to a new report. Researchers from Sweden's Lund University studied human bones that are thousands of years old for a new study on the diets of Stone Age individuals. Previously, scientists thought that these people depended largely on land mammals for food. But, while they did eat some mammals, the researchers found that more than half of what they consumed was fish, emphasizing the importance of fishing to prehistoric Scandinavian people.

02:42

Abortion Clinic Caught Selling Box Of Aborted Fetuses From Car Your News Wire

A South Carolina abortion clinic has been caught on video illegally transporting and selling the bodies of aborted fetuses from a car to a waste management company. Pro-life group Created Equal say they have exposed [...]

02:42

Woman accused of killing mother with glass shards - Removes eyes and leaves them on top of cardboard box Signs of the Times

A blood trail along a living room floor grew heavier in the kitchen and led to the garage of a Royal Palm Beach home. There, detectives say, was the body of Francisca Monteiro-Balla, 55, who had been slashed in her head, arms, chest and stomach. Placed on top of a cardboard box: Monteiro-Balla's eyes, which had been removed from their sockets. Detectives say Monteiro-Balla's daughter Camille Balla, 32, killed her using glass shards. Deputies were called to the 100 block of Country Club Way around 1:40 a.m. Friday. A colleague of Camille Balla had called authorities after finding her covered in blood in front of the house.

02:41

Benghazi Hero Reveals Why Comey & McCabe Must Go To Prison Your News Wire

Kris Tanto Paronto, one of the heroes who emerged from the deadly 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, has taken to Twitter to unleash hell on recently fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, revealing that McCabe, James Comey [...]

02:41

Ledger "Hardware Wallet" Backdoored By Child Who Releases Proof Of Concept Attack Qntra

Saleem Rashid has published a vulnerability report on the "Ledger Nano S" hardware wallet (archived). The nature of the vulnerability thorougly counters marketing and damage control PR offered by the firm and it's CEO Eric Larchevque. This incident once again demonstrates that magic totems are no substitute for hygiene.

02:38

Killary is sorry, but not really, that people misunderstood her when she said husbands forced their wives to vote for Trump Signs of the Times

Hillary Clinton said in a Facebook post Sunday that she's "sorry" if American women "misinterpreted" a quip she made during an interview in India, suggesting that women only voted for Donald Trump because their husbands, sons, and other men in their lives told them to. "I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody," Clinton wrote. The wording is key; Clinton isn't actually sorry for what she said. She's sorry for how insulted you were by it (but that's definitely your fault). She also claims her quote about women was said "in passing," and not as a response to a question from the event's moderator.

02:37

Europe accused of obstructing rescues and returning people to Libya RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

MSF has condemned Italy and other European governments preventing rescue operations in the central Mediterranean and returning people to Libya.

02:30

WATCH: Cops Torture Mentally Ill Man in Restraint Chair for 2 Days, Laugh as He Dies in Front of Them The Daily Sheeple

San Luis Obispo County, CA Terrifying video of an in-custody death has recently been released confirming police officers tortured a man for days in a restraint chair and then laughed as he spent his final moments alive suffering in agony in his jail cell.

The footage, obtained by the San Luis Obispo Tribune, not only shows the graphic death of Andrew Holland in January 2017 but it also proves cops told the public a story that did not happen.

Holland was pronounced dead in his jail cell on Jan 22, 2017, only one hour after he was released from spending nearly two entire days strapped in a restraint chair. The Tribune received more than 100 hours of footage from the jail showing the horrific abuse Holland endured prior to his death.

Holland, 36, was a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent much of his adult life in and out of jail for minor offenses related to his mental illness. Prior to his death, hed been locked up for resisting arrest. He spent most of this time locked in isolation in a tiny cell barely big enough for a twin mattress and a toilet.

According to the official police report, Holland was found unconscious and unresponsive in his cell and prior to dying and he was under the continual care of a physician at the time. However, according to the video obtained by the Tribune, Holland was not unconscious at all. He was seen writhing in agony only moments before he lost consciousness and died. Whats more, no physician was constantly present during his 47 hours of torture. Had they been present, Holland may still be alive.

As the Tribune reports:

Jail video shows Holland striking himself in the face while sitting on his bed in the isolation cell around 6 p.m. on Jan. 20. Blood can be seen pooling on his mattress.

At about 6:30 p.m., a group of riot-armor-clad deputies and what appears to be jail medical staff transport a naked Holland face-down on a gurney to the jails main intake area and into a glass-door cell used to house intoxicated inmates.

Five minutes later, Holland is strapped into a plastic restraint chair.

He is left there for nearly two full days, with deputies and medical staff entering the cell every 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to rotate his arms and legs and offer him a cup of water and food.

During Hollands last moments alive, deputies can be seen laughing at multiple points during the video.

According to the county medical examiner, Holland died of natural causes due to a pulmonary embolism, when a blood clot traveled from his leg to his lungs. However, being tied to a chair for nearly two entire days creates t...

02:30

These Boots Are Made From Old Plastic Bottles Recovered In Haiti Fast Company

Timberland is using recycled plastic to sew more and more of their shoesand paying Haitians to gather the bottles in the process.

Timberlands latest man-boots have an interesting backstory. Their canvas-like uppers are recycled from plastic bottles picked up from the beaches of Haiti.

Read Full Story

02:28

Trump Pushes for War-Making And Military Dominance in Space MintPress News

In the few dreamy moments between his various personal dramas and dramas of State, Trump has been floating the idea of creating a Space Force to fight wars in space. Bruce Gagnon is concerned.  Last Thursday, March 15, Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space said, The aerospace industry sees an opportunity to expand their profit capability by the creation of a new Space Force that would direct the expanding U.S. war-making program in space.

The industry, Gagnon continued, has been pushing Congress to authorize this new separate service while the leadership of the Air Force have opposed the plan claiming that it would increase inefficiency and bureaucracy. In the recent NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] it was mandated that the Air Force increase their focus on space and make it a higher priority.

When I reached Gagnon in Maine, he was on the 31st day of hunger strike protesting a corporate welfare bill for General Dynamics in Maine, where he lives. Nevertheless, he was quite strong and coherent about his opposition to the aggressive and highly costly US program toward full dominance in Space.


Related | Defense Giant General Dynamics Holds Maine Town Hostage Over Tax Exemptions


And he warns of the power of the aerospace industry to control the day. Last year a bill to create a separate Space Force passed the House but failed to be approved by the Senate, he said. Trumps endorsemen...

02:27

California judge bars L.A. from enforcing gang injunctions that reduce crime Signs of the Times

The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing the vast majority of its gang injunctions, which applied restrictions on gang associations that authorities have long credited with reducing crime. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union that the injunctions were likely to be unconstitutionally broad, and affect people who did not have adequate opportunity to challenge them in court. The gang injunctions are civil court orders that have applied to nearly 9,000 people and 79 gang sets since 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported. The orders can effectively prevent individuals from legally associating with people in gang-ridden neighborhoods or networks.

02:24

9 Red Flags That You Are A Option In His Life, Instead of a Priority Awareness Act

The dating game is an incredibly difficult one, with approximately 12.7% of Americans reporting that they are actively seeking a relationship right now. While many will fall short right out of the gate, allowing you to avoid investing time in a relationship that is doomed from the get-go, there are others who will appear perfect at first glance, only to fall short while you are going through life together.

It may be that you discover aspects of our life that just doesnt fit due to differing opinions, that you want different things. Or it may be that he just isnt as into you as you are him.

Hes handsome, intelligent and charming, sweeping you off your feet from day one and convincing you that you have a future together. In time, however, you begin to notice that this is falling apart. Youre putting 110% into each and every day together, but the effort is severely lacking on his end. This may be a red flag that he doesnt see you are a priority in his life.

Source: Peak Results Coaching

 

Here are 9 signs that you are merely a convenience in his life, not a priority:

#1 He Controls Your Life

Most people are trying to control their lives and their chances for success, however, when we are in a relationship there are two peoples lives, futures, and dreams to consider. If you notice that hes actively controlling your life, with no care for what you actually want or where you want to go, then the only thing thats important to him is his own goals.

#2 He Breaks Promises

Have you noticed that hes all talk with little action? If he is promising you the world, always saying all the right things, thats great, however, pay attention to the follow through. Someone who makes you a priority will make the sacrifices necessary to keep these promises. If he is regularly disappointing you, this is a red flag.

#3 He Never Asks About Your Needs

In a well-balanced, caring relationship, both partners need to be focused on one anothers needs. This requires active communication, asking one another what you need and actively listening to...

02:23

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, all 18 nominees! Dear Kitty. Some blog

Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty

The rules of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you dont have time; or dont accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated...

02:23

9 Signs that Indicate Your Relationship is Doomed to Fail Awareness Act

Americans across the country are currently on the search for their own happily ever after, trying their best to navigate the dating world in the hope of finding that perfect match. While someone will fall hard at first glance, living the fairytale dream, not every relationship is going to stand the test of time.

In fact, experts estimate that approximately 85% of all dating relationships end in heartbreak. With that staggering statistic to consider, its no wonder that Americans are looking for all the advice that they can get on how to be successful in their love life!

Unfortunately, there is no life-changing secret or foolproof path to relationship success. However, in studying the reasons that many of these relationships fall apart, experts are able to determine that there are some noticeable patterns. In fact, there are a number of signs that your relationship is doomed long before you even realized it was going downhill. By learning these warning signs, you can take steps to avoid heartbreak, letting go of failing relationships early and freeing yourself for the real deal.

Source: Love Life Coaching

 

Is your relationship doomed? Pay attention to these 9 reasons why most relationships fail:

#1 You Lack Communication

One of the greatest building blocks for a successful relationship is communication. You need to be able to express yourself openly and clearly, sharing how youre feeling or what you are thinking at any given moment. Furthermore, you need to be willing to actively listen to your partner, hearing, understanding and taking all that they say to heart. If this line of communication is broken, it is only a matter of time before the relationship breaks down as well.

#2 You Dont Allow Each Other to Change

As much as it may be tempting to hold tightly to who you each are today, and the current state of your relationship, the truth is that every one of us is changing, growing and...

02:21

Michael Moore blasts corporate media for non-stop anti-Russia coverage Signs of the Times

Liberal firebrand and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at corporate media for their non-stop coverage of alleged Russian malfeasance, distracting Americans from discussing high poverty rates and inequality. "You turn on the TV and it's 'Russia, Russia, Russia!'" Moore said during a live-streamed town hall event attended by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. "And don't forget Stormy Daniels!" Sanders jokingly added, referencing the porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump before he ran for president. The town hall, watched by an estimated 1.7 million people online, focused on confronting and combatting inequality in America. According to Moore, the media's obsession with Russia is a distraction used to avoid dialogue on issues such as child poverty and income inequality.

02:21

What Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign Has to Reveal About Your Personality Awareness Act

We have all heard of Western astrology and the 12 signs of the zodiac. Dividing the year into 12 periods, each associated with a constellation that can be found in the area of the sky occupied by the sun at that time, each of these periods is referred to by the name of the constellation. When you ask someone what their sign is, you are asking them which period the sun was in at the time of their birth for example, Taurus, Sagittarius or Scorpio.

Each of these signs is associated with a list of characteristics and traits, used to define the personality of those who are born during that time. For example, those born under the sign of Taurus are stubborn, while those born under the sign of Cancer are sensitive and emotional.

What most people dont realize is that the Western zodiac that we are familiar with isnt the only set of zodiac signs that have been created. In fact, the Egyptian zodiac, or the Dindera zodiac predates Western astrology, dating back to approximately 50 BCE. The calendar, as accepted by the Egyptians, was divided into decans, each of which totaled 10 days. A full year included 36 decans, as well as an extra 5 days that were used as festivities.

While the Western zodiac divided the year into 12 separate zones, the Egyptian zodiac assigns 3 separate decans to each sign, totaling 30 days, but divided up among the year. This means that two people can be born at completely different times of the year, and still fall under the same sign. Similar to the Western zodiac, each sign is associated with a number of different personality traits.

Source: GG-125 | Pixabay

 

Interested to see what the Egyptian zodiac reveals about you? Read on:

Amun-Ra (January 8-21, February 1-11)

Strong, independent and hardworking, there is nothing that those born under the sign of Amun-Ra...

02:18

Fmr Abu Ghraib detainees describe the physical and mental trauma they continue to experience thanks to US torture methods Signs of the Times

Former Abu Ghraib detainees say time has not fully healed the physical and mental pain they suffered at the infamous US prison. Iraqis spoke with RT on the 15th anniversary of the US-led invasion of their country. "The time I spent in that prison felt like a lifetime. An hour of that pain, humiliation, and injustice stays with you forever," Anwer Al-Sudani, a former Abu Ghraib detainee, told RT. Once used by Saddam Hussein to lock up political dissidents, Abu Ghraib prison was converted into a US Army detention facility shortly after the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. In April 2004, photographs showing prisoners being subjected to torture, sexual humiliation, rape, and other forms of abuse at the hands of US soldiers were leaked to the press.

02:14

Diversity trumps quality: Catholic university cancels women's conference because the speakers are too white Signs of the Times

A Catholic university in Minnesota canceled an annual women's conference because the qualified women chosen blindly to speak at the touted event ended up being too white, and thus not reflecting the proper "diversity" values of the school. St. Catherine University's Leadership Imperative Conference was set to be held on January 19, with some 30 prominent women ready to speak at the event. The speakers, picked through a blind call, were chosen "solely based on their fit" with the themes of the conference, indicates an email from the school's associate provost. The conference was hyped by the university as "the event of the year for professional women in the Twin Cities." "You won't want to miss out," the university site boasted of the conference. "Space is limited! Last year, the event sold out quickly." But when the speakers submitted their photos and bios, everything changed. The group of qualified women chosen for the event were too white for St. Catherine. So the conference was canceled in December, the Star Tribune reported last week.

02:13

Anna Von Reitz -- The Turning of the Seasons and the Tides Operation Disclosure

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Turning of the Seasons and the Tides



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Word is beginning to dribble in from all around the country of court victories and banks giving up and releasing foreclosure claims against Americans.

There is still a great deal to be settled, and still some great injustices being perpetrated, but the tides are turning in favor of the "little people" --- and I am not talking about Leprechauns--- who have taken my advice to heart:

1. Mandatory FSIA Notice;

2. Acknowledgement, Acceptance and Re-Conveyance of Deed (which includes claim to your Trade Name and all derivative NAMES and declaration of their permanent domicile on the land and soil of (California, Wisconsin, et alia);

3. Act of Expatriation making it clear and explicit that you foreswear any Territorial United States or Municipal United States citizenship;

4. Common Law Certificate of Assumed Name

I do not want to be inundated with questions about recovery of homes and farms and businesses that have already been taken illegally and unlawfully just yet, because I don't know the answers at this point. The bankers and politicians have created an immense backlog of injustice and loss and not all of it can be simply "returned". There isn't enough Title Insurance in the world to compensate everyone who has been harmed.

That said, there will be answers and there will be remediation. Just expect that it will take time to work out the details, and realize that The Living Law Firm is working as hard as it possibly can as fast as it possibly can.

We are very much under the g...

02:12

UK Sought Foreign Policy Advice From Cambridge Analytica Trump Team MintPress News

A whistleblower has thrown new light on how Cambridge Analytica, the notorious data analytics firm, breached Facebook rules to acquire private information on over 50 million people to target American voters.

The revelations raise urgent questions about the use of psychological manipulation techniques on Facebook to influence voter choices, not just in the 2016 presidential elections, but also in the Brexit referendum.

Yet there are a number of key threads that have been forgotten or missing entirely, from much of the recent reporting.

One is that Cambridge Analytica is an offshoot of SCL Group, a former UK Ministry of Defence contractor which retains close ties to the British Foreign Office (FCO) and other elements of the UK political and financial establishment.

So close, that just last year the Foreign Office executive agency, Wilton Park, invited SCL Group subsidiary, SCL Elections, to speak about how the use of data in the 2016 Presidential election could be applied in the British governments diplomatic and foreign policy agenda.

As I reported in an investigation into Facebooks path toward achieving greater surveillance reach than even the NSA, the two SCL Group executives who addressed FCO officials in February 2017 were Mark Turnbull, managing director of SCL Elections, and David Wilkinson, then lead data scientist.

Cambridge Analytica, the US-based data firm, was created by SCL Elections as an incorporated venture with right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer. But SCL and Cambridge Analytica are, for all intents and purposes, one and the same.

According to a Wilton Park conference program document, Turnbull and Wilkinson addressed the FCO conference on the subject of examining the applicati...

02:12

In Salisbury, where ex-spy & daughter were allegedly poisoned, people own stake in Russian financial markets Signs of the Times

While the UK government angrily accuses Russia of poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter, a regional British pension fund continues investing in Russian bonds and shares of state-run Sberbank. The Wiltshire County Council pension fund had 10.6 percent of its cash invested in emerging markets through a fund operated by the Investec Asset Management. The latter held Russian obligations along with shares in Russia's state-owned banking major as of January, as data revealed by Bloomberg shows. Notably, the town of Salisbury, where the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were allegedly poisoned earlier this month, is located in the region of Wiltshire. "It raises a broader question about what investment funds do with their money," Richard Connolly, a lecturer at the University of Birmingham focusing on Russian political economy, told the agency. "If the yield is good, the money will find its way there. It's such a difficult question for anyone to address legislatively." Combining investments is part of a long-term plan, aimed at eliminating risks and reducing the fund's deficit, according to a spokesman at the Wiltshire County Council pension fund.

02:12

(Video) Nixon's Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life Hidden in a Time Capsule Operation Disclosure



Published on Mar 20, 2018

ROBERT MERRITT'S FINAL TESTIMONY: NIXON'S ET TIME CAPSULE!

In this special update former Federal Informant and Covert Operator Robert Merritt who was a member of the Nixon Administrations ultra secret Huston Plan reveals even more about his meeting deep beneath the White House where President Nixon revealed he was going to hide a Time Capsule Message containing UFO Disclosure and an ET Energy Formula that would Change the World!

The Kissinger Connection: UFO Crash Retrieval

New research has uncovered that Nixon's Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was in charge of a program at Kirtland AFB that was part of the Rockefeller Special Studies Project to Re-engineer UFO Crash Retrievals.

02:08

Anonymous Patriots: Truth News Headlines -- March 21, 2018 Operation Disclosure

TRUTH NEWS HEADLINES

MARCH 21, 2018 | 8:43 AM

Source: Aim 4 Truth | By ANONYMOUS PATRIOTS



GLOBALIST PAUL RYANS $1.3 TRILLION SPENDING BILL FUNDS PLANNED PARENTHOOD, SANCTUARY CITIES WONT FUND NATIONS BORDER WALL

LOU DOBBS: WHY DOESNT SOMEONE TELL SPEAKER RYAN TO GO TO HELL? HED SELL HIS OWN MOTHER



LAWMAKERS ZERO IN ON ZUCKERBERG

American Intelligence Media and Americans for Innovation cant wait to see Zuckerberg in the hot seat defending a company whose foundations lie on the theft of its technology. Hey, guys and gals in Congress.make sure to ask Markie the tough questions that we laid out in our citizens intelligence report on:

How Facebook worked with the U.S. Digital Services Office to rig the 2016 presidential election;

How Facebook and the IBM Eclipse Foundation ripped off Leader Technologies for the software they needed to scale its platform as well as Google, Twitter, linked in.anything we use today with a log-in.

...

02:02

JFK Documents: US government planned false flag attacks to justify war with Soviet Union Signs of the Times

The U.S. government once wanted to plan false flag attacks with Soviet aircraft to justify war with the USSR or its allies, newly declassified documents surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy show. In a three-page memo, members of the National Security Council wrote, "There is a possibility that such aircraft could be used in a deception operation designed to confuse enemy planes in the air, to launch a surprise attack against enemy installations or in a provocation operation in which Soviet aircraft would appear to attack US or friendly installations to provide an excuse for U.S. intervention." The memo shows that the department, along with the CIA, considered buying Soviet aircraft to stage the attacks, even getting estimates from the Air Force on how long it would take and how much it would cost to produce the planes domestically and covertly. Costs ranged from $3.5 million to $44 million per plane, depending on the model, most taking several months to build.

02:00

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic at American Folk Art Museum disinformation

  The art of Charles AA Dellschau from 1919. Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists, who will... The post Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic at American Folk Art Museum appeared first on disinformation.

[This is a short summary; please click the story headline to read the full story on our site]

01:57

On the second day of spring a nesting bald eagle is caught on camera buried in snow in Hays, Pittsburgh Signs of the Times

Neither snow nor rain nor ... more snow stopped the Pittsburgh Hays bald eagle from tending to her two eggs Wednesday. A live webcam caught the eagle seemingly buried in snow while incubating eggs that are expected to hatch today or in the next week, according to Rachel Handel, spokeswoman for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh winter doesn't stop the nesting progress of these birds. The once endangered raptor is quite hardy and acclimated to the snow and cold with the nation's largest population living in Alaska.

01:56

Canada on Wrong Side of Venezuelan Conflict New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Whats going on in Venezuela is a bitter class war, with millions of poor people committed to defending a revolution carried out in their name, and Canada taking the side of the wealthy, well-armed opposition, writes Linda McQuaig.

01:48

Illinois Governor Vetoes Anti-Gun Dealer Licensing Legislation The Daily Sheeple

Out of the goodness of his heart, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed an anti-gun bill that would require gun stores to purchase state licensing. The bill is intended purely to drive up the cost of doing gun business in Illinois. Its an indirect tactic to decrease the ability of individuals to acquire and own the basic tools of self defense, guns.

The article featured in wandtv.com, an AP release, reveals the anti-gun nature of whoever wrote the article. It offers very little perspective in terms of the people who might support Rauners move, but gives a whole section to the anti-gun, Cattle Car Guide association known as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (or, Police State Enablers Club for Moms of America, for short).

The writer of the article (who was not credited) chose to use quotes by this anti-gun, anti-human, anti-progress organization and offered no challenge to the lies contained in the quotes. The organization said, This is a truly sad day for Illinois. With a few strokes of the pen, Gov. Rauner could have helped reduce gun violence in Illinois. Instead, he buckled under the pressure of a gun lobby thats becoming more out of step each month with the sensibilities of most gun owners. I wont soon forget that amid a gun violence crisis in Illinois and growing calls for gun safety laws, the governor went out of his way to block a public safety law passed by the legislature.

This legislation would not in any way, shape, or form have decreased gun violence. It would only have resulted in the closing of more gun stores, which is the true purpose of this anti-gun piece of tyranny called a bill.

The liars who wrote that statement also declared that there is a gun violence crisis, which belies the statistics that reveal there is no gun violence crisis, and, if anything, gun violence is on the way down. Finally, the liars of the Police State Enablers Club for the Moms of America lied when they said that Rauners veto of this little piece of police state tyranny called a bill was somehow out of step with the sensibilities of most gun owners.

Well, liars, this is patently false, and whoever wrote the piece for the AP was fully aware of the lies, or else is a woefully uninformed reporter (in which case, AP should have never assigned this article to this reporter in the first place). Either way, the journalistic work in this piece is shameful and propagandistic.

The bill Rauner vetoed was SB 1657. It would have required gun dealerships to purchase a five-year state license...

01:43

Poor children officially fatter than rich kids, study reveals Signs of the Times

Poor children are now officially fatter than their rich-kid counterparts. A new study has revealed that kids from poorer families weigh more for the first time in history - a reversal of the traditional weight-wealth pattern. Researchers looked at data collated from 5,400 babies born in 1946, 17,200 born in 1958, 17,300 in 1970, and 16,000 in 2001. The average child is 6.35kg heavier by the time they reach 15 years than kids born in the 1940s. They also have a higher body mass index (BMI) despite an increase in height. The study also found that 11-year-old children from poorer households have closed the 4.1cm height gap that existed in the 1940s to 1.2cm, but now weigh more. University College London research officer David Bann carried out the study. He said that the introduction of fast food into the modern diet has had a significant impact. "From the 1980s onwards is when the obesity epidemic really hit the UK," he said.

01:35

At A Moment Of Crisis, Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg Out Front Fast Company

Its hard to fathom why Facebooks number two has gone along with a crisis strategy that puts herself (and Mark Zuckerberg) squarely behind the curtain.

Over the weekend it was business as usual on Facebook COO Sheryl Sandbergs profile page. On Saturday, she shared two photos from a visit to her daughters elementary school. On Friday, she shared a New York Times article about the fifth anniversary of Lean In, the blockbuster book that made her a household name. We still have a lot of work to do, but Im proud that more women are speaking up, she wrote. It was standard fare for the Silicon Valley billionaire, who often serves as the face of the company: a mix of cheerleading women in business and plugging her regular-mom bona fides.

Read Full Story

01:30

Majority Of Americans Agree In Poll That Deep State Exists Here Is The Cited Evidence Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel A majority of Americans believe an unelected faction or cabal of officials is orchestrating policy in Washington, D.C., according to a new poll,...

01:27

Genes, not hormones, are probably to blame for extreme morning sickness Fast Company

A new study led by researchers at UCLA in conjunction with 23andMe claims to have found genes that increase the risk in extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The condition, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, plagues 2% of pregnant women. The biotech giant studied two groups: 1,300 women with the most severe form of morning

A new study led by researchers at UCLA in conjunction with 23andMe claims to have found genes that increase the risk in extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The condition, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, plagues 2% of pregnant women.

Read Full Story

01:20

Farmer killed by wild boar in Maharashtra, India - second such local death in days Signs of the Times

A farmer was today killed and a woman injured in two separate attacks by wild boars here, police said. In the first incident, a 65-year-old farmer, identified as Babarao Ramji Rathod, died while undergoing treatment in a local hospital after he was attacked by a wild boar in Daheli village today morning, officials said. In another incident, police said, a wild boar attacked Kanta Wankhede (30), a resident of Ambika Nagar here, and she is currently admitted in a local hospital. In the past few days, two people, including a woman, have died in such attacks, police informed. Inspector Rita Uikey of the Darwa police station said a case of accidental death had been registered and further investigations were underway. Source: Press Trust of India

01:18

Angry and upset: Daughter forced to show mum's ashes to disability inspector to prove dead woman is not fit to work Signs of the Times

An outraged daughter handed an urn containing her deceased mother's ashes to a disability inspector when he showed up to assess the mother's ability to work. She had passed away seven months before. Hatti Broxton said she was left "angry and upset" over the incident, which saw the Work and Pensions Department send a disability inspector to assess whether Hatti's mother Louise was fit to work. She claims the department had previously acknowledged the death and offered their condolences. Hatti, 27, said she had immediately informed authorities of her mother's death in August and the benefits were then ended. But she nonetheless received a letter in February addressed to her mother stating doctors would turn up at the property in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, for an assessment on March 13 between 11am and 2pm.

01:16

Doctor Receives Four Years in Prison as Historic Opioid Trial Moves Forward Activist Post

By Derrick Broze A disgraced doctor is on his way to prison for his role in Americas opioid crisis as the largest trial dealing with...

01:12

QAnon Tweet: SES Founder and Field McConnell's Sister Kristine Marcy Surrenders Operation Disclosure

QAnon+++
@TrumpQAnon


SES Founder & Field McConnell's sister Kristine Marcy 'surrenders! Field McConnell says in this video his sister Kristine Marcy & Hillary Clinton ran the BIGGEST PEDOPHILE NETWORK IN THE WORLD Shes been a Deep State secret weapon for years @HillaryClinton

https://t.co/gcAPV3adxc?amp=1

01:09

A World War Might Sound Crazy, but It Could Be Americas Last Act of Desperation The Daily Sheeple

Though some have been warning about the catastrophic potential for a third global conflict for years, it wasnt until recently that these warnings became more mainstream. The calamitous nature of the violence in Syria  which has one nuclear power defending a government that has been the target of a regime change operation led by the worlds superpower  combined with 2017s threats of fire and fury against another state intently pursuing a nuclear weapons supply of its own, has pushed the issue of a third world war directly into the public discourse.

While certain hotspots throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe (i.e. Ukraine) have seen some notable escalations in the last few years, a direct conflict between Russia and the United States is still yet to emerge. Thats because the idea of a third world war in todays world is completely insane. If the two countries that currently possess the worlds greatest supplies of nuclear weapons go to war, there may not be a world left for the victors to inhabit after the war is done, thereby making it an unthinkable proposal.

Then again, the U.S. did just recently bomb a significant number of Russian-linked forces in Syria, reportedly killing scores of them. The targets of these air str...

01:04

Israel officially admits striking alleged 'Syrian nuclear reactor' in 2007 Signs of the Times

Israel Defense Forces have shared details of an airstrike that destroyed an alleged nuclear reactor under construction in Syria's Deir ez-Zor back in 2007, for the first time officially acknowledging carrying out the secret raid. For over a decade Israel refused to officially acknowledge taking out the suspected nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria on the night of September 6, 2007. Although, in October 2007, the IDF indirectly admitted the attack by lifting some censorship on media coverage of the incident, Tel Aviv still continued to censor details of the intended target of the strike.

01:04

European Investment Bank Approves $1 Billion Funding for TANAP Gas Pipeline The Fifth Column

(EAN) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved 932 million Euros ($1.15 billion) in loans for the Trans Anatolian gas Pipeline (TANAP) being constructed across Turkey to carry gas from Azerbaijan to Turkish and European markets.

The announcement of the funding for TANAP, which was first mooted early last year and which has been under active consideration by the bank since June, comes despite concerns over the environmental impact of the project, long-standing criticism of the human rights record of Azerbaijan which owns 58 percent of the pipeline equity, and recently stormy relations between Turkey and the European Union.

Last December, 33 members of the European parliament wrote an open letter to EIB President Werner Hoyer, urging him to suspend plans to finance TANAP, citing corruption and human rights concerns in Azerbaijan and Turkey. But confirmation of the loan was never really in doubt.

The TANAP pipeline has long been the cornerstone of the European Unions planned Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), designed to carry gas from the Caspian basin to markets in central and southern Europe. It will compete with gas from Russia, which currently enjoys a near monopoly in supply to the region.

As such, the European Commission last year waved away criticism of the SGC to include it in its priority list of Projects of Common Interest. TANAP has already received funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, and the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank.

And last month the EIB confirmed loans of 1.5 billion euros its largest ever for TANAPs sister project, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to which TANAP will connect on the Turkey-Greece border.

The confirmation of the EIB loan for TANAP also comes at a time when both Ankara and Brussels have been attempting to patch up relations after a series of increasingly bitter diplomatic spats over the past year.

A sharp deterioration in relations had thrown into doubt the future of a 2016 agreement under which the European Union undertook to grant Turkey six billion euros towards the cost of hosting an estimated 3.5 million refugees from Syria, as well as taking steps to halt the smuggling of refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece and Bulgaria.

That agreement now appears to have been saved with the announcement on March 14 that the European Commission had agreed to release a second tranche of three billion euros in funding for Turkeys refugee program.

However, the commission has yet to deliver on its promise to remove visa restrictions for Turks traveling to Schengen countries.

Although the EIB...

01:01

Why Women Need a Tribe Wake Up World

March 22nd, 2018 By Tanja Taljaard and Azriel ReShel Guest writers for Wake Up World Is Sisterhood the Most Powerful Force for Womens Health? SFemale friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force. Jane Fonda In ancient times women shared a lot more than they do []

00:59

Whatever goes wrong, you can always blame a Russian! Signs of the Times

If something has gone wrong in life and you've run out of options, there's now a very easy solution that works in any situation... blame a Russian. Russians are extremely useful because they can be accused of absolutely anything, in fact, there is almost no end to things you can blame on a Russian. Lost an election? Blame a Russian. Need to win an election? Well, a Russian armed with a single Twitter account can persuade entire nations to vote for you. Perhaps you just need to scare the taxpayer into spending more on the military. Then, you guessed it, just get yourself a Russian.

00:51

1 injured in another Texas blast 'unrelated' to Austin serial bombing Signs of the Times

One person has been seriously injured by an "incendiary device" in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday evening. Police and the FBI are so far reluctant to link this incident to the series of "package bombings" that rocked Texas recently. The incident occurred in the vicinity of a Goodwill store on Brodie Lane, according to Austin Fire Department. Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene. While initial reports indicated that the explosion was caused by yet another mail blast, after examining the scene, the ATF announced that "it was not a package bomb," but rather an "incendiary device" which left one person injured. "At this time, it does not appear to be related to the #packagebombmurders," the ATF said on Twitter. The Austin Police Department also noted that "items inside package was not a bomb, rather an incendiary device," and insisted that, so far, there was "no reason to believe this incident is related to previous package bombs."

00:43

These Bulletproof Vests For Kids Are Perfect For The Next School Shooting Fast Company

Bulletproof Junior is a new (and fake) retail line aimed at getting the attention of lawmakers and lobbyists for gun control.

What: To help mark this weekends March For Our Lives in Washington, DC,  this fake e-commerce site called Bulletproof Junior launched to raise awareness and lobby politicians to take action on gun control and safety legislation.

Read Full Story

00:36

Anna Von Reitz -- The Problem and the Solution Operation Disclosure

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Problem and the Solution



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

The Problem

Today, each baby is born into debt slavery. This debt is attached to him via undisclosed commercial contracts which convert the living child into a human chattel asset backing the debts of governments.
This system is set up so that the debts accrued can never equal the debts repaid.

That is, even if you pay all that you owe, there will still be interest to be paid on this debt when you die.

This debt will be passed on to the next generation.

This creates a perpetual Debt Ponzi Scheme.

Instead of money, each new participant contributes a share of debt to the pyramid.

With each new generation this odious debt increases and more and more of the worlds wealth is controlled by fewer and fewer people.

These controllers are middlemen.

This is because on the opposite side of the ledger in such a system, the debtors are also the creditors; if it were not for the middlemen, the bankers and fund managers standing in the way, this would be apparent to everyone and we could all have a good laugh.

The Problem turns out to be ignorance and dishonest bookkeeping.

When we use actual commodities as money instead of debt, the debt pyramid is eroded, but other problems rear their heads.

Th...

00:32

(Video) SGTReport -- Q: Their Biggest Fear has Come True Operation Disclosure



Published on Mar 20, 2018

Q posted something very significant on March 17th. "Their biggest fear", referring to the treacherous Zionist cabal, is a "public awakening". In this micro-doc I explain how their worst fear has come true. And as fate would have it, the great awakening is due in large part to their biggest illusion, the events of 9/11. Ironic. ""So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known." Matthew 10:26

00:24

The Yearly Campaign to Show the World the Horrifying Reality of Hebron MintPress News

HEBRON, PALESTINE In order to fully understand the reality in Palestine, one must come to terms with the idea that the conquest of Palestine by the Zionists was done with the intent of committing genocide and ethnic cleansing of the native inhabitants of Palestine. This was true when, in 1948, 78 percent of Palestine was conquered and renamed Israel and it was also true when, in 1967, the conquest was completed and Israel took the remaining 22 percent of the country.

The intention was and remains taking over the land and populating it with Jews at the expense of Palestinians. It is true in the villages and in the towns, in the cities and in the countryside. It is crucial to examine how the Zionist regime accomplishes its goals on a case by case basis, and how local Palestinian leaders and grassroots groups resist. One particularly troubling example is the Zionist takeover of the old city of El-Khalil, Hebron, and the actions taken by Youth Against Settlements (YAS), and its leader and cofounder Issa Amro, to resist this takeover.

 

Skirting Intl Law, a model for Jewish settlements 

Israeli settlers try to stop Palestinian workers on a bulldozer in Hebron preparing the work for a new foundation on Shuhada street, March 18 1997. (AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Israeli settlers try to stop Palestinian workers on a bulldozer in Hebron preparing the work for a new foundation on Shuhada street, March 18 1997. (AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Hebron lays in the southern part of what is referred to as the West Bank. Other than East Jerusalem, it is the largest and busiest Palestinian city in the West Bank. In April of 1968, less than a year after the city was taken by Israel, Rabbi Moshe Levinger...

00:23

Slack picked a weird time to make it easier for bosses to download your private chats Fast Company

Slack just updated its privacy policy and tools, and one of the changes may give some users pause. Under the new rules, Slack customers who pay for certain premium services will be able to download all the data from their workspaceboth public and privateapparently without informing members of the community. Which is to say: Information from

Slack just updated its privacy policy and tools, and one of the changes may give some users pause. Under the new rules, Slack customers who pay for certain premium services will be able to download all the data from their workspaceboth public and privateapparently without informing members of the community. Which is to say: Information from both private messages and room chats are fair game if the owner of the Slack wants it.

Read Full Story

00:22

You can now rent President Trumps mansion in St. Martin on Airbnb Fast Company

Trumps $17-million palm-tree-studded mansion in Saint Martin is available on Airbnb for $11,418 a night. (And if youre thinking of staying there on Christmas or New Years Eve, the price almost doublesto $21,600 a night). The estate, known as the Chateau des Palmiers, can fit up to 16 guests into its luxurious 9 bedrooms and 8

Trumps $17-million palm-tree-studded mansion in Saint Martin is available on Airbnb for $11,418 a night. (And if youre thinking of staying there on Christmas or New Years Eve, the price almost doublesto $21,600 a night).

Read Full Story

00:13

Chris Hedges: Building the iron wall of censorship Signs of the Times

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives-15 Republicans and three Democrats-has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run Al-Jazeera television network register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The letter was issued after Al-Jazeera said it planned to air a documentary by a reporter who went undercover to look into the Israel lobby in the United States. The action by the senator and the House members follows the decision by the Justice Department to force RT America to register as a foreign agent and the imposition of algorithms by Facebook, Google and Twitter that steer traffic away from left-wing, anti-war and progressive websites, including Truthdig. It also follows December's abolition of net neutrality. Comment: See: Robert Fisk: Why is Al Jazeera not airing a hard-hitting investigation into US and Israeli lobbying?Dershowitz throws tantrum over Al Jazeera's Israel lobby film: Demands censorshipUS congressmen want a 'foreign agent' tag for Al Jazeera for digging into pro-Israel lobby The letter asks the Justice Department to investigate "reports that Al Jazeera infiltrated American non-profit organizations." It says that the "content produced by this network often directly undermines American interests with favorable coverage of U.S. State Department-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, including Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's branch in Syria." "American citizens deserve to know whether the information and news media they consume is impartial, or if it is deceptive propaganda pushed by foreign nations," the letter reads.

00:09

How convenient: Torture report modified to save CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Signs of the Times

On Thursday evening ProPublica issued an important correction concerning Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel, the woman Donald Trump has nominated to head the agency if and when current Director Mike Pompeo is confirmed as the new secretary of state. It was apparently ProPublica that first reported last year that Haspel ran the secret CIA "black site" prison in Thailand in 2002 when supposed al-Qaida detainee Abu Zubaydah was brutally tortured, and that Haspel had personally mocked the prisoner. In an extended correction signed by editor in chief Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica has now retracted those claims. Haspel did indeed run that secret prison in Thailand, but according to this new report did not take over as director until after the Zubaydah interrogation had ended. If this new information is accurate, this was a monumental error that will likely mean that Haspel is ultimately confirmed as CIA director. We can expect the Republicans in the Senate to use this to turn her into a "fake news" victim and set her up as a patriotic martyr.

00:07

Western stooge Navalny accuses Sobchak of being 'Putin's agent' Signs of the Times

As two Russian politicians discussed the future after the presidential election, their discussion quickly turned into a confrontation, with both sides accusing each other of lies, hypocrisy and betrayal of the liberal cause. The scandal developed when Ksenia Sobchak, the former socialite and now glossy magazine editor, proposed that Aleksey Navalny, the anti-corruption blogger turned opposition activist, should cooperate with the new political party that she wanted to launch. Sobchak tried to win Navalny's sympathies by reminding him that she also built her political platform around numerous allegations of corruption in the higher echelons of Russian power.

00:00

A political obituary for Jared Kushner: R.I.P to the President's son-in-law Signs of the Times

Here we are a little more than a year into the Trump presidency and his administration's body count is already, as The Donald might put it, "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting." Among the casualties are Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; my former boss at Goldman Sachs, economic policy chief Gary Cohn; national security adviser Michael Flynn; FBI Director James Comey; White House press secretary and communications director Sean Spicer; four other communications directors including Hope Hicks who, having been Ivanka Trump's confidante, was elevated to the status of the president's "real daughter" before her own White House exit; chief strategist Steve Bannon; chief of staff Reince Priebus; a bunch of other instant relics of Trumpian political history, and a partridge in a pear tree. (Actually, a 200-year-old magnolia uprooted from the White House grounds thanks to the first lady.) Responding to Hope Hicks' departure and, perhaps subliminally, the rumored future exile of son-in-law Jared Kushner, the president typically half-lamented and half-quipped, "So many people have been leaving the White House. It's invigorating, since you want turnover. I like chaos. It really is good. Who's going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?"

Wednesday, 21 March

23:59

Eva Herman ber Merkels Amtseid: Gerechtigkeit fr das deutsche Volk? After the Shift

 

Am 14. Mrz 2018 wurde Angela Merkel zum vierten Mal zur deutschen Bundeskanzlerin gewhlt. In ihrem Amtseid versprach sie dem deutschen Volk dasselbe wie schon 2013, bei ihrer dritten Vereidigung. Wrtlich schwor Merkel: Ich schwre, dass ich meine Kraft dem Wohle des deutschen Volkes widmen, seinen Nutzen mehren, Schaden von ihm wenden, das Grundgesetz und die Gesetze des Bundes wahren und verteidigen, meine Pflichten gewissenhaft erfllen und Gerechtigkeit gegen jedermann ben werde so wahr mir Gott helfe.

Im September 2015 dann brach Angela Merkel vor aller Augen das Grundgesetz und ffnete ohne jede Rechtsgrundlage- die Grenzen Deutschlands. Seitdem strmen Millionen Migranten bedingungslos ins Land. Im Zuge dieser bedingungslosen Einwanderungspolitik verndert sich Deutschland rasant.

Eva Herman ber die historisch bedeutsamen Vorgnge in Deutschland unter Bundeskanzlerin Merkel.

https://www.merkur.de/politik/terrori...

...

23:58

As US empire declines it doubles down on denial of reality Signs of the Times

US empire is in decline. Reports of the end of the US being the unitary power in world affairs are common, as are predictions of the end of US empire. China surpassed the United States as the world economic leader, according to Purchasing Power Parity Gross National Product, and Russia announced new weapons that can overcome the US' defense systems. Comment: See: Putin Delivers Landmark 'State of The Union' Speech: Puts The Smack Down on US, Shows Off Latest Russian Nuclear Weapons US dollar dominance threatened by Russia-China real gold standard What is happening in the United States, in response, is to do more of what has been causing the decline. As the Pentagon outlined in its post-primacy report, the US' plan is more money, more aggression and more surveillance. Congress voted nearly unanimously to give the Pentagon tens of billions more than it requested. Military spending will now consume 57% of federal discretionary spending, leaving less for basic necessities. The Trump administration's new nominees to the State Department and CIA are a war hawk and a torturer. And the Democrat's "Blue Wave" is composed of security state candidates. Comment: And to sedate the masses further, trillions are being ploughed into (and probably siphoned from) welfare: US Wars Fund The Welfare State Which Finances The Liberal March Towards Totalitarianism The US is escalating an arms race with Russia and China. This may create the mirror image of President Reagan forcing Russia to spend so much on its military that it aided in the break-up of the Soviet Union. The US economy cannot handle more military spending, worsening austerity when most people in the US are in financial distress.

23:55

Modern Newspeak: How internet giants censor us to make sure we only hear what they want Signs of the Times

It's not breaking news that the internet censors have been hard at work to silence voices that are in opposition to the mainstream media agenda. But after the influence that social media had on the last election, things are going to a whole new level. The internet, that last bastion of truly free speech, isn't very free anymore. We're watching the evolution of Newspeak right before our very eyes as the internet strives to silence any voices that oppose their carefully crafted stories of how guns are bad, there are 291 genders, and anyone who isn't a liberal is an evil Nazi racist. If you aren't familiar with the term "Newspeak," it's from George Orwell's prophetic novel, 1984. "Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for commiting thought-crime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occcured to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?" (source)

23:54

Turkish forces seize US weapons left by YPG 'terrorists' in Afrin Signs of the Times

There are many reasons why US interventions abroad tend to backfire spectacularly and usually without fail, but the most embarrassing of all is when US weapons meant for one side end up in the hands of their enemies, and eventually used against the US itself. Most recently, this happened in the 2014-2016 period when ISIS steamrolled countless Iraqi towns, collecting Humvees, SAM missiles, guns and ammo in the process. Today, it happened again in the Syrian-Kurdish town of Afrin, where the "victorious" Turkish army seized an unknown number of weapons provided by the Pentagon to the (formerly) US-allied Kurdish YPG "terrorists" as they are called by Turkey.

23:54

Erdogan threatens to wipe out 'terror corridor' in Syria & Iraq Signs of the Times

Turkey's military operation in Syria will target other Kurdish-held towns - and may even spill over into Iraq - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced just a day after pro-Turkish forces seized Afrin. The controversial cross-border offensive "will go on until the terror corridor through Manbij, Ayn al-Arab, Tell Abyad, Ras al-Ayn, Qamishli has been wiped out," Erdogan said, speaking in the presidential complex in Ankara on Monday. Erdogan hinted that the Turkish military operation may even expand into neighboring Iraq, if needed, in an effort to "eliminate" forces loyal to the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara has designated as a terrorist organization.

23:45

Starbucks Generates An Astronomical Amount Of WasteCan It Stop? Fast Company

Actor Adrian Grenier is leading a movement at Starbucks shareholder meeting to push the company to develop and implement a bold sustainable packaging goal in line with the coffee companys rhetoric about helping the planet.

A decade ago, facing growing complaints about the number of its cups ending up in the trash, Starbucks promised that it would make 100% of its cups reusable or recyclable by 2015. But today, most of its paper cups are still going to landfills. A second goal, to serve 25% of its drinks in reusable containers by 2015, was quietly lowered to 5% in 2011. It didnt reach even that goal: only 1.4% of drinks are served in reusable containers now. The company also uses millions of Starbucks-branded green plastic straws.

Read Full Story

23:43

BEST OF THE WEB: Russian Embassy tweet: 'If Poirot went to Salisbury' Signs of the Times

The tweet from the Russian Embassy in the UK suggesting that in the absence of evidence, Hercule Poirot should be sent to solve the Salisbury poisoning mystery, wasn't well received by sanctimonious, virtue-signaling neo-cons. Let's just imagine though what might happen if Agatha Christie's famous fictional detective did - in defiance of the Thought Police - head down to Wiltshire, along with his faithful sidekick, Captain Hastings. What sort of questions would he be asking - and what conclusions would he come to?

23:40

Did you get a raise in 2017? These superrich CEOs sure did! Fast Company

Contrary to what one president might think, the stock markets performance last year likely did not have much of an impact on your life. It did, however, help line the pockets of many CEOs. The median pay for bosses at 133 of the biggest U.S. corporations was $11.6 million in 2017, according to the Wall Street

Contrary to what one president might think, the stock markets performance last year likely did not have much of an impact on your life. It did, however, help line the pockets of many CEOs. The median pay for bosses at 133 of the biggest U.S. corporations was $11.6 million in 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal. Thats up from median pay of $11.2 million the year prior.

Read Full Story

23:39

Populist MEPs invite Lauren Southern to speak regarding UK's use of terrorism act to censor free speech Signs of the Times

Populist UK MEP Janice Atkinson of the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) parliamentary group slammed the British government in a press conference at the European Parliament on Wednesday over the recent treatment of Canadian journalist and activist Lauren Southern. Ms. Atkinson, who serves as a Vice-President of the ENF, a group which has included Dutch firebrand Geert Wilders, former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, Italian La Lega leader Matteo Salvini, and others, slammed the UK government for detaining and refusing entry to Ms. Southern under the UK terrorism act. Atkinson railed against the government, which she said should be looking outward to the rest of the world in terms of trade after Brexit, for refusing Southern entry.

23:30

Ari Emanuels Endeavor Gives King Tut A Hollywood Makeover Fast Company

The global events giant IMG brings its brand relationships and entertainment world razzle dazzle to the treasures of the legendary boy king of Egypt.

Tut is the king of all exhibitions, says Stephen Flint Wood, IMGs SVP of Arts and Entertainment Events. Theres always been a fascination from when the tomb was first discovered.

Read Full Story

23:27

Here are the seven largest congressional payments the house has admitted Signs of the Times

A House of Representatives fund paid $1 million to secretly settle complaints by staffers. Here are the largest. The House has disclosed settling 41 complaints of workplace mistreatment for a total of some $1 million since 1997. The list published by the House does not include names, but The Daily Caller News Foundation used court documents to reveal the offices behind some settlements and then cross-referenced with news articles to rank them. The list also omits the largest settlement the settlement office ever handled, involving Rep. Alcee Hastings. TheDCNF's analysis found that a seldom-mentioned settlement involving the office of Rep. Gregory Meeks appears to be one of the largest settlements in decades while also involving some of the most serious allegations - including not just sexual harassment, but firing a staffer who said she was physically sexually assaulted by someone connected to a campaign donor.

23:27

Dutch nazis vandalize non-white candidates posters Dear Kitty. Some blog

Today, there are local elections in the Netherlands. The photo shows how Dutch nazis have vandalized the posters of the only candidate of colour in Goeree-Overflakkee local authority, Ms Hanna Ijzerman, with swastikas.

According to Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad today (translated):

This hurts me in my very soul, this is racist and I especially hate it because my children aged 11 and 9 also see this, says IJzerman.

Ms IJzerman suspects that the racist attacks on her are by supporters of Geert Wilders xenophobic PVV party.

23:26

BoJo and NATO head on fact-free PR tour: Still no proof of Moscow's involvement but their "reckless behaviour" is to blame Signs of the Times

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg wasted no time backing the UK's accusations against Moscow in the Skripal case, but the absence of facts did not seem to matter in this case or other "examples" of Moscow's "reckless behavior." The NATO Secretary General delivered the comments at a joint press conference with the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Brussels on Monday, where Johnson came to secure European support in the Skripal case. Stoltenberg branded the Salisbury chemical incident an "attack," despite the fact that the exact causes of the alleged poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were still undetermined and not even a shade of evidence has surfaced yet. The UK blamed Moscow for the incident, naming the mysterious Novichok nerve agent, presumably of Soviet origin, as the toxin involved.

23:23

Robert Fisk: Why is Al Jazeera not airing a hard-hitting investigation into US and Israeli lobbying? Signs of the Times

According to Swisher, if his documentary on the American lobby doesn't air soon, 'it might prove to be ammunition sought by a group of zealous US politicians who wish to declare Al Jazeera a foreign entity, and label us journalists as 'spies'' So when am I going to be able to watch Al Jazeera's hard-hitting investigation into Israel's powerful lobby in the United States? Remember Al Jazeera? The tough, no-holds-barred Middle East satellite channel that transformed Qatar into a media empire whose reports frightened dictators and infuriated potentates and presidents alike? Why, George W Bush once wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha - so it must have been doing something right. It even has an office in Jerusalem. But something seems to be amiss. Not Al Jazeera's disastrous American venture, which was supposed to break free of the dross on CNN and Fox News and ended up looking just like CNN or Fox. Nor the tragicomedy of its journalists' imprisonment in Sissi's Egypt, banged up by Cairo's farcical laws and the stupidity of Al Jazeera's own management in Qatar. No, I'm talking about a documentary called The Lobby, directed by one of Al Jazeera's top journalists, Clayton Swisher, the man whose exclusive (and book) on the "Palestine Papers" blew open the secret and scandalous American-led negotiations between Israelis and the Palestinian authority between 2000 and 2010. But after months of postponement, The Lobby, which secretly filmed pro-Israeli US activists and Israeli government officials and was completed last autumn, is still no nearer to being shown - and Swisher himself has taken a paid leave of absence. He even chose to explain his frustration in an article for the progressive American Jewish magazine Forward, which has always maintained a liberal and often very critical view of Israel.

23:17

Humans Still Best Machines In The Berry Patch La Paz Group

strawberry-picking-robot-3

Credit: Dan Charles/NPR

Thanks to Dan Charles and his salt colleagues at National Public Radio (USA) for this look at one of machine-learnings agricultural challenges:

Robots Are Trying To Pick Strawberries. So Far, Theyre Not Very Good At It

Robots have taken over many of Americas factories. They can explore the depths of the ocean, and other planets. They can play ping-pong.

But can they pick a strawberry?

23:15

Mongoose: Australian Pedophile Judges The Noose Tightens Public Intelligence Blog

Mongoose

NSW Chief Magistrate Judge Graeme Henson protects his paedophile mate Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and 17 others

On Wednesday, the 21st June I was charged by the NSW police for breaching telecommunications laws for an email that I sent in September 2016 to all the judges of the NSW Supreme Court asking questions and giving them an opportunity to respond to allegations which is nothing more than journalists do around the world every day of the week.

The email in question shows up in an article I published last year titled Paedophile priest gets 3 months jail for raping 3 boys by NSW Supreme Courts Justice Hoeben and the article was also filed in court on the 4th of May as part of my defence. 

Read full post.

Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: President Donald Trump has, in the NSA database of all emails and telephone calls captured at a 99% level for the past ten years, all that is needed to indict, convict, and incarcerate all dirty cops, dirty prosecutors, and dirty judges and all elite pedophiles from Prime Ministers and Presidents through judges down to media mavens, world-wide. This is going to be the front line of the battle between God and Satan in the next decade not world war or other false conflicts promoted by...

23:08

Grey partridges in rainy weather Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 16 March 2018 video is about a grey partridge couple in rainy weather on Tholen island in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

See also here.

23:06

Brennan's unhinged tweet-rant about McCabe's firing exposes how vulnerable the Deep State is Signs of the Times

Obama's former CIA Director John Brennan just had an epic meltdown over the firing of disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and inadvertently revealed how vulnerable the Deep State truly is. Brennan lashed out at President Trump, who declared McCabe's firing was a great day for democracy. McCabe stands accused of leaking information to the fake news media, lying to the FBI, and also lying under oath.

23:04

Facebook basically wants to pay for its own police force Fast Company

While Facebook is excoriated this week over its failure to stop Cambridge Analytica from misusing the private data of millions of people, the companys vast expansion is still going full-speed ahead. One vision Facebook has been slowly executing on is its plan to build an entire Silicon Valley-based community close to its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. This,

While Facebook is excoriated this week over its failure to stop Cambridge Analytica from misusing the private data of millions of people, the companys vast expansion is still going full-speed ahead. One vision Facebook has been slowly executing on is its plan to build an entire Silicon Valley-based community close to its Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

Read Full Story

23:00

How To Train Yourself To Take Feedback Well Fast Company

Receiving feedback is hard. Here are some tips on how you can be better at it.

With all the be your best self now! hullabaloo, we can get overwhelmed with what we think we should be doing. We can drive ourselves crazy thinking about all the things we could do to make ourselves smarter, stronger, better. Not long ago, I actually found myself surrounded by whiteboards sketching out all of my self-improvement plans for the year, kanban board style.

Read Full Story

23:00

ITNJ: Lithuanian Government Elite Pedophile Scandal Public Intelligence Blog

Phi Beta Iota: The International Tribunal of Natural Justice (ITNJ) Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse has taken an interest in this case.

See Especially:

Commission

Commissioners

Witnesses

See Also:

Pedophilia @ Phi Beta Iota

22:55

US backed moderate decapitators shell Russian Embassy in Syria while claiming they want peace Signs of the Times

The militants intentionally provoke conflict with the Syrian Army, possibly to illicit a US response. In Damascus, militants formally classified as "moderates", by the US from the Eastern Ghouta region have shelled the Russian embassy, and trade mission. According to Vesti News: 272 mines and projectiles have been fired at Damascus over 10 days, leaving 13 people dead and more than 100 injured. While the Militant groups officially claim they want peace in Syria, and the US and their allies demand the Syrian government talk with them, and make every effort to protect the terrorists, the extremists betray their true motive was never peace.

22:53

Libtard Jim Carrey's completely grotesque portrait of Sarah Huckabee Sanders Signs of the Times

While liberal men claim to "love" all women, they seem to have a certain disdain for conservative women. Nowhere is that more apparent than with this GRISLY portrait actor and so-called "artist" Jim Carrey created of Sarah Huckabee. From Breitbart Actor Jim Carrey targeted what appears to be White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with lewd artwork of her likeness in a tweet slamming her as a "so-called Christian" who lies for a living. "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!" wrote the Dumb and Dumber star on Saturday in a tweet that included a portrait of what appears to be a grisly looking Sanders.

22:46

What Are We Breathing? Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich Does it seem as if its getting a little harder to breathe?  You may not be mistaken. That may not be...

22:45

James Fetzer: Parkland School False Flag 10 Reasons This Was Staged Plus Operaton Hoggwash The Criminal Parents Media Is Covering Up Public Intelligence Blog

Jim Fetzer

Parkland: Top Ten Reasons we Know it was a Staged Political Event

(1) It was staged in the immediate vicinity of Mar-a-Lago to as a challenge to President Trump:

(2) The timing was exquisite on multiple grounds, which were to benefit the Democratic Party:

(3) The school was named after an environmentalist who opposed draining the Everglades:

(4) The Florida State Legislature was considering broadening concealed-carry laws that day:

(5) The Secret Service came to the campus and changed security protocols two weeks earlier:

(6) A key surveillance camera was removed from the entrance to the freshman building:

(7) Army personnel were directing students not to look at bodies they were concealing under mats:

(8) EMTs were anxious to go in to aid the wounded, but were held back by law enforcement:

(9) There were students faking wounds, teachers and doctors lying, and phony student activists:

(10) The father of student activist David Hogg turns out to be an FBI Crisis Management Specialist:

Read full post with graphics, links, expansions for each of above.

Phi Beta Iota: The Parkland School was without question a false flag. Anyone who says it is not is either stupid or complicit. This is the real problem facing the National Rifle Association: they have neither the brains nor the balls to come out publicly and call Parkland and all other such events for what they are: false flag attacks intended to advance the gun confiscation agenda while distracting the public form the persistent atrocity known as the Deep State.

RELATED:

OPERATION HOGGWASH: The Strange Case of Emmas Enigmatic Parents

See Especially:

James Fetzer with Kerry Cassidy: Parkland Shooti...

22:43

Strained German hospital already considering extra security measures after rise in trouble from migrant patients Signs of the Times

Hospital personnel in Bielefeld are increasingly being threatened, abused and attacked, the Neue Westflische reports. Especially younger nurses report of verbal abuse and physical attacks by migrants. The hospital now needs to take special security measures to protect its personnel. If something isn't going fast enough nurses are quickly called "sluts, bitches and incompetent" especially by "Southern" migrants, hospital employees tell the newspaper. The hospital is now considering security steps like emergency buttons and classes in self-defence. One of the nurses reported an incident in which she needed to resuscitate a dying person and had another patient spit in front of her feet because he was tired of waiting.

Strained German hospital considering extra security measures after rise in trouble from migrant patients Signs of the Times

Hospital personnel in Bielefeld are increasingly being threatened, abused and attacked, the Neue Westflische reports. Especially younger nurses report of verbal abuse and physical attacks by migrants. The hospital now needs to take special security measures to protect its personnel. If something isn't going fast enough nurses are quickly called "sluts, bitches and incompetent" especially by "Southern" migrants, hospital employees tell the newspaper. The hospital is now considering security steps like emergency buttons and classes in self-defence. One of the nurses reported an incident in which she needed to resuscitate a dying person and had another patient spit in front of her feet because he was tired of waiting.

22:42

Welcome to Splitsville! Movement grows to allow sections of states to break away Signs of the Times

When Donald Trump was elected, a lot of people in California signed a petition supporting the state's secession from the U.S. It was hard to take the movement seriously - didn't we fight a war over this? But there is another secession movement in California, and elsewhere in America, that is getting genuine attention from political pundits. While it may be unlikely to succeed, the idea of intra-state secession-a section of a state splitting off to form its own state-has been growing in popularity. And there's even a Constitutional procedure for doing it. In recent decades, the political differences between rural areas and metropolitan areas seem to have become more severe. This has caused political splits in certain states, where, often, those rural areas, with lower populations, feel stifled by their city brethren. As Joel Kotkin, a fellow at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. and author of The Human City: Urbanism ForThe Rest Of Us, tells Fox News, "The worst thing in the world to be is the red part of a blue state."

22:41

Stephen Lendman: OPCW likely to rubber-stamp UK claim about Skripal poisoning Signs of the Times

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is supposed to implement provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Its mandate includes conducting "credible and transparent" on-site inspections to verify whether claims about use of CWs is accurate - what it failed to do in Syria after CW attacks by terrorists falsely blamed on Damascus. Instead it used fabricated information off-site - supplied by al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets and other disreputable anti-Syria sources. On Monday, its experts will be in London to collect samples of the alleged "Novichok" nerve agent involved in the Skripal incident. The Russian Federation never produced anything by this name. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said after Soviet Russia dissolved, America, Britain, and other European countries studied Novichok, perhaps with intent to produce it.

22:30

Stephen E. Arnold: Dark Cyber 08:08 Be Very Concerned Public Intelligence Blog

DarkCyber reveals the alleged connections between Tor and the US government, why baby data are for sale on the Dark Web, the DarkMatter cyber intelligence firms capabilities and its Katim secure mobile phone, and how inmates at a Federal penitentiary ran a pornography business via mobile phones from their cells.

22:28

Boko Haram releases Dapchi girls RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The Nigerian government has confirmed the release of 101 of the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram militants from a secondary school.

22:26

Bushs Iraq invasion, 15 years later Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 20 March 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

It Was A Crime: 15 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraqis Still Face Trauma, Destruction & Violence

It was 15 years ago today when the U.S. invaded Iraq on the false pretense that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction.

The attack came despite worldwide protest and a lack of authorization from the United Nations Security Council. At around 5:30 a.m. in Baghdad on March 20, 2003, air raid sirens were heard as the U.S. invasion began.

The fighting has yet to end, and the death toll may never be known. Conservative estimates put the Iraqi civilian death toll at 200,000. But some counts range as high as 2 million.

In 2006, the British medical journal Lancet estimated 600,000 Iraqis died in just the first 40 months of the war. The U.S. has also lost about 4,500 soldiers in Iraq. Just last week, seven U.S. servicemembers died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq near the Syrian border.

The...

22:15

The Tiger Woods Comeback Probably Wont Include Major BrandsYet Fast Company

The controversial golf champion is playing well again, but according to marketing research, he hasnt won back the publics trust.

Over the last two months, Tiger Woods has not only returned to regular PGA Tour action, but has also brought the predictable hype that follows one of the most famous athletes of all time. But it goes well beyond mere morbid curiosity of seeing a once-dominant Woods rise from the ashes of personal scandal and chronic injury to appear on a competitive golf course again. Hes not just there, hes challenging the leaderboard and boosting TV ratings.

Read Full Story

22:06

Former federal prosecutor and Mueller's witch-hunt critic Joe DiGenova joins Trump's legal team Signs of the Times

President Trump has reportedly hired former federal prosecutor, Joe DiGenova to serve as one of his personal lawyers. The New York Times reported: President Trump hired the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova on Monday, adding an aggressive voice to his legal team who has pushed the theory on television that the F.B.I. and Justice Department framed Mr. Trump. Mr. diGenova, a former United States attorney, is not expected to take a lead role. But he will serve as an outspoken player for the president as Mr. Trump has increased his attacks on the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the longstanding advice of some of his lawyers that he refrain from directly criticizing Mr. Mueller, a sign of his growing unease with the investigation. "Former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Joe DiGenova will be joining our legal team later this week," said Jay Sekulow, one of the president's personal lawyers. "I have worked with Joe for many years and have full confidence that he will be a great asset in our representation of the President."

22:00

This Is How To End Conversations At Networking Events Fast Company

Sometimes, its more difficult to end networking conversations than it is to start them. Here are some tips on how to exit gracefully.

Heres the thing: I dont really struggle to start conversations with people. But, Ill be the first to admit that I find it challenging to end them.

Read Full Story

21:54

Rent the Runways wardrobe in the cloud is opening up to other clothing brands Fast Company

The clothing-rental wars are heating up. At Recodes Code Commerce event last night, Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman said the company will allow other brands to start leasing out its clothing rental platform, which she described as a wardrobe in the cloud. Recode reports that Rent the Runways subscription business has become half of

The clothing-rental wars are heating up.

Read Full Story

21:52

Dutch soldiers killed in Mali, parents sue defense department Dear Kitty. Some blog

This Dutch TV 28 September 2017 video is about the scandal of Dutch soldiers killed in Mali by deficient United States grenades bought by the Dutch government. Also, three soldiers were injured.

Translated from Dutch daily De Volkskrant today:

The parents of two soldiers who died in 2016 at a mortar accident in Mali will next week sue the Ministry of Defense and an unknown number of Defense employees for complicity in killing.

The parents of Henry Hoving (29) and Kevin Roggeveld (24) want the people responsible for the fatal explosion to be found and tried. According to them, the Defense organization promised that for months, but flip-flopped about it in early February.

Until more than a year after their deaths, the relatives of Henry and Kevin believed that they had been killed by a production fault in a grenade, as a result of which the explosive had been activated accidentally. The military police told that, says Hovings mother. The report of the Dutch Safety Board in September 2017 turned their world upside down. According to the board, Defense bought old ammunition blindly and the responsible people never had the material checked. The storage was inadequate, the medical care in Mali did not meet the highest demands of trauma care.

Their lawyer Michael Ruperti blames Defense for the fact that the ministry itself does not report and does not want to reveal names of officials who played a crucial role in the run-up to the accident. The report of the Dutch Safety Board mentions many officials who may have acted culpably, such as the Dutch military attach in Washington, who played a crucial role in the purchase from the Americans of the batch of faulty grenades in 2006, while the sales contract stated that...

21:51

Ray McGovern: Former CIA chief Brennan running scared Signs of the Times

With former CIA Director John Brennan accusing President Donald Trump of "moral turpitude" for his "scapegoating" of Andy McCabe, it remains to be seen whether a constitutional crisis will be averted, writes Ray McGovern. What prompted former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday to accuse President Donald Trump of "moral turpitude" and to predict, with an alliterative flourish, that Trump will end up "as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history"? The answer shines through the next sentence in Brennan's threatening tweet: "You may scapegoat Andy McCabe [former FBI Deputy Director fired Friday night] but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you." It is easy to see why Brennan lost it. The Attorney General fired McCabe, denying him full retirement benefits, because McCabe "had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions." There but for the grace of God go I, Brennan must have thought, whose stock in trade has been unauthorized disclosures.

21:34

50 years ago MLK was murdered, and the FBI did its best to help make that happen Signs of the Times

A new Intercept article by George Joseph and Murtaza Hussain reports on never-before-seen documents obtained from the FBI via Freedom of Information Act by the civil rights groups Color of Change and the Center for Constitutional Rights. The FOIA request for FBI files pertaining to Black Lives Matter activism was answered with a stack of heavily-redacted documents revealing evidence of police stakeouts at the homes and vehicles of activists, as well as the use of police informants, with no mention of any potential crimes suspected of the people they were monitoring. One such document is a report provided "for coordination with Monsanto" describing a single Black Lives Matter activist's plans to fly from New York City to Ferguson for a 2014 protest against racially motivated police brutality. The document covers the protesters' plans to begin their demonstration at a Monsanto factory, as well as money raised for protest materials and bail money, without a single visible mention of potential crimes or violence. "Coordination with Monsanto." To protect them from Black Lives Matter protesters. Welcome to the real face of the FBI.

21:30

These 5 Speaking Habits Make People Want To Collaborate With You Fast Company

The words you use can either turn people away or make them fall over themselves for a chance to work with you.

Everyone needs to know how to collaborate well, and you can practice that skill in many ways: by setting up working groups, lending a hand to your coworkers, and checking in to make sure your goals line up with your teammates. But theres another side to the art of teamwork thats easier to overlook. The way you communicate can make a huge difference in how effective a team player you areand even whether or not others want to work with you in the first place.

Read Full Story

21:15

Stephen Colbert And Donald Trump Both Congratulated Putin On His Win Fast Company

First, Stephen Colbert pretended to congratulate Vladimir Putin, then Trump actually did it.

What: A late night segment on Donald Trumps call congratulating Vladimir Putin on his not-at-all-suspicious election win.

Read Full Story

IndyWatch World News Feed Archiver

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch World News Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

IndyWatch World News Feed was generated at World News IndyWatch.

Resource generated at IndyWatch using aliasfeed and rawdog