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Mar 07 10:30

Israel And American Politics: The Big Breakthrough

Let’s do a little experiment. Now I realize that what people most remember about the recent Republican presidential debates is the vulgarity, the inanity, and the name-calling, but there have been a few moments of lucidity when history has been made, precedents have been set, and – yes – even reasons for optimism have been highlighted, although these may have been lost amid all the brouhaha.

Mar 07 10:24

Dutchsinse calls media ! Smeared by CBS News / PNSN + USGS over Mt. Saint Helens EQ

I am under attack by the PNSN (Pacific Northwest Seismic Network), USGS, and CBS News (KIRO 7) out of Washington State for reporting on an earthquake at Mount Saint Helens volcano.

Mar 07 10:23

UN human rights chief backs Apple in FBI encryption row

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, high commissioner for human rights at the United Nations, has warned that a "Pandora's box" will be opened if Apple co-operates with the FBI.

Mar 07 10:20

Hillary Haunted By Libya

I went to Libya in 1987 to interview its strongman, Muammar Khadaffi. We spent an evening talking in his colorful Bedouin tent outside the Bab al-Azizya Barracks in Tripoli which had been bombed a year earlier by the US in an attempt to kill the troublesome Libyan leader.

Mar 07 10:10


The killing appeared to be targeted: A Mexican rights activist at the house was only slightly wounded in the attack, but Caceres’s body had four bullet wounds. Police said they had detained a suspect, but did not identify the person.

Mar 07 10:10

The Rich Are Taking The Biscuit

In the UK they have just ran a campaign called “Clean for the Queen.” They were trying to encourage the normal working people (a lot of whom are on very low wages) to go out and clean up the rubbish from the streets left there by disenfranchised youth, overpaid sales executives who think dropping litter is giving people jobs, and the lack of street cleaners because the cut being made by the austerity ideology of this right wing government to try and clean up the mess left behind from helping the bank industry after it destroyed the economy with its own greed. So that the Queen could walk to the shops on her 90th birthday without seeing a disregarded crisp packet.

Mar 07 10:02

Cosmetic Giants Pressure FDA Into Cracking Down On Homemade Soap Artisans While Ignoring Their Own Toxic Products

Once again, those who are trying to live a simple, clean life or make a decent living from traditional skills are threatened by the corporatist society they try to avoid. The current assault comes from Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Susan Collins, who have recently introduced S.1014: a bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.[PDF] Also referred to as the Personal Care Products Safety Act, this bill is supposed to ensure the safety of cosmetics for all consumers.

Mar 07 09:53

Study Shows How You Think Is A Strong Predictor of How Long You Will Live

By April McCarthy

Advances in health, education, disease prevention and treatments are high on the list of things that have allowed people to extend their lives, especially since chronic medical conditions and engaging in unhealthy behaviors are known risk factors for early death, however findings from a longitudinal study of over 6,000 adults suggests that certain psychological factors may be the strongest predictors of how long we’ll live...

Mar 07 09:52

It will soon be legal for adults in West Virginia to carry hidden handguns with no training and without a permit

Webmaster addition: I have a real problem with the "no training" part. I would hope that anyone picking up a firearm would have the sense of responsibility to learn how to handle a weapon safely and effectively.

Mar 07 09:51

Minority Report: FBI Asks High Schoolers, Teachers To Watch For Signs Of Student Terrorism

High school students and teachers across the US are being encouraged to watch their peers for any telltale signs that might indicate they are about to commit an act of terror.

In an advice booklet entitled ‘Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools’, the FBI says students are “ideal targets” for terrorist recruiters aiming to carry out violent attacks on US soil.

Mar 07 09:49

Hillary Clintons Pledge To Remove All Lead From The US In Five Years Is Just Not Possible

The crisis in Flint, Mich. — site of Sunday night's Democratic debate — was a crisis centered on the tragic combination of corrosive river water and outdated lead pipes in the city. When Hillary Clinton called for the debate in Flint — to which Bernie Sanders quickly agreed — the point was clearly to both criticize the Republican governor of the state and to present ways in which Flint's lead problem could be addressed.

Mar 07 09:48

Two Virginia firefighters suspended for transporting an 18-month-old girl to the hospital in their fire engine, saving her life.

Two Virginia volunteer firefighters were suspended for transporting an 18-month-old girl to the hospital in a fire engine last Saturday, ultimately saving her life.

Captain James Kelley and Sgt. Virgil Bloom of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department in Fredericksburg were the first to respond to a call of a child having a seizure at an undisclosed location near a McDonald’s and took her to a nearby hospital, according to Fox 5 DC.

Mar 07 09:41

Ex-ADL chief: Trump’s ‘raise your hand’ gambit was deliberate, Nazi-style ‘fascist gesture’

ed note–ok, I think it’s safe now to assume that it has gone beyond merely being a ‘theory’ now to an established fact–The Jews hate Trump, have figured out that he (and the powerful people/groups behind him) is there to put the halt on the entire ‘Greater Israel’ project and are out to destroy him. Remember as well, that this salute originated not with the Nazis, but with the Romans, who hold a place of particular hatred and contempt within organized Jewish groups vis a’ vis the events of 70 AD and the destruction of Jerusalem.

Mar 07 09:27

Underpants that cut mobile risk to men's fertility: £23 boxer shorts woven with silver combat radiation pulses from handsets

First a study showed electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones could reduce a man’s sperm count.

Now researchers have invented a form of protection – the ‘Crown Jewels Underwear’.

Mar 07 09:21

Apple users hit with first ever Mac ransomware: Hackers are demanding $400 to unlock files on infected computers

Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Mac computers.

Called KeRanger, hackers infected the computers with this malicious software through a tainted copy of a popular program known as Transmission.

Security researchers said on their blog that KeRanger is programmed to stay quiet for three days after infecting a computer.

It then connects to the attacker's server, starts encrypting files so they can't be accessed and demands a ransom of 1 bitcoin, or about $400, to unlock the computer.

Mar 07 09:15

Pot, Meet Kettle: Ash Carter Says Russia ‘Completely Wrongheaded’ To Join In Syrian Civil War

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told Rachel Martin of National Public Radio, in a new interview released Sunday, that Russia behaved “completely wrongheaded” when it “came in and joined the [Syrian] civil war on the side of [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad], further fueling the civil war.” Carter’s statement is an immediately classic example of the pot calling the kettle black. The US government, including the military Carter oversees, long ago committed to supporting another side of the Syrian civil war – the side whose objective is deposing Assad.