21stCenturyWire
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The human rights group also quoted its sources as saying that Saydnaya became the main political prison in 2011, which was just as false. It was already, when I was in Syria in 2006 and many years before then, Saydnaya was the main political prison. Ford clarified. When they get this level of detail wrong I find it very hard to believe anything at all. The former ambassador referred to the organization as the spearheads of liberal interventionism, citing Amnesty International's sensationalist reports of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Amnesty said that they had verified that claims that Iraqi soldiers had stolen incubators in Kuwaiti hospitals and left babies on the floor to die. Turned out this was a total fabrication…they were gullible and they used it and it helped to justify the Iraqi war.
Futurity
17 days
Many things can influence a premature baby's language development, but Pineda and her colleagues believe that private NICU rooms can be too quiet, especially when parents are unable to visit and engage in their babies' care. They used digital language-processing devices to capture all of the sounds in the preemies' environments. The devices were hung at the bedsides of 58 premature infants in the NICU at St. Louis Children's Hospital33 whose cribs were in an open ward and 25 in private rooms. The devices were placed near the infants' heads to capture sounds to which babies were exposed. All of the babies were born at 28 weeks of gestation or earlier, and the recordings were gathered within two weeks of each baby's birth; again at 30 weeks; at 34 weeks; and then at about 40 weeks, when babies are considered full-term. Breast milk protein cuts preemie NICU infections The findings show that the average noise level in the NICU was just under 59 decibels, with peak noise levels reaching almost 87 decibels.
The Event Chronicle
19 days
I have just answered this question a few questions back when I was speaking about the scalar waves, about different forms of protection, so all those forms of protections can be used to deflect those attacks. (OK, thank you) LynnThis next question is from Cape Town, South Africa and this questioner says: I see many strange and questionable events and objects in the skies frequently. This very peculiar activity I see regarding these objects and events leads me to believe that they are either ET or SSP (Secret Space Program) related. Can you elaborate further on what I may be seeing above me and what it means to us here in South Africa? COBRAOK, I would need to see pictures or some precise description to tell you exactly what you are seeing. AaronBased upon a post regarding the possibility of the Rothschild’s surrender before The Event sourced on the 2012 Portal Blog.
BoingBoing
25 days
This is part two in my "The Backfire Effect" series. This one focuses on motivated reasoning, specifically something called motivated skepticism. In addition, it features interviews with the scientists who coined the backfire effect term itself and who have extended their original research outside of politics and into health issues. By now you’ve likely heard of confirmation bias. As a citizen of the internet the influence of this cognitive tendency is constant, and its allure is pervasive. In short, when you have a hunch that you might already understand something, but dont know for sure, you tend to go searching for information that will confirm your suspicions. When you find that inevitable confirmation, satisfied you were correct all along, you stop searching. In some circles, the mental signal to end exploration once you feel like your position has sufficient external support is referred to as the wonderfully wordymakes sense stopping rule” which basically states that once you believe you’ve made sense of something, you go about your business satisfied that you need not continue your efforts.
MintPress News
a month
Now that the HDP politicians are under arrest, Erdogan is leaving no way for Kurds to do politics within legitimate means or doing something for their calls for more rights for the Kurdish population in the southeast. I dont know how things will unfold in the next days, weeks, or months. There could be more attacks. MPN: How do you view the recent agreement between the EU and Turkey regarding the refugee-migrant issue? BL: Erdogan is lucky, that’s what I would say. Turkey has more than 2 million refugees living in the country right now, and Europe is now paying Turkey not to send in refugees to European countries. There are negotiations, Erdogan is asking for more things, like no visa for Turks traveling in Europe. I dont know if [the EU] will meet these demands by Erdogan, but the thing is that despite his very authoritarian ways, Europe has chosen to work with him because they also want to solve their own problems, they dont want the refugees to come since the refugees have proven to be difficult to deal with in many places in Europe and they just want them to stay in Turkey, so they dont really talk much about the authoritarian ways of Erdogan, which I believe is a bit of luck for him.
WhoWhatWhy
a month
At the time of her death, she was following a lead that some believe might have blown apart the official story of the Kennedy assassination. Her death was consideredsuspicious.” It is understandable that JFK assassination researchers are suspicious of the many deaths of witnesses in this case, and the unlikely explanations given for them. Here is one spectacular example: Gerald Posner, defender of the Warren Commission and author of Case Closed, said that Dr. Mary Sherman — another woman who knew too much — died in an accident. Well, Dr. Sherman was stabbed multiple times, then set afire . Some accident. In this week’s WhoWhatWhy Podcast we talk to attorney Mark Shaw, who has spent the past ten years seeking the truth about the JFK assassination, an undertaking that would lead him to investigate the suspicious death of Dorothy Kilgallen, and resulted in his book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen.
Open Culture
a month
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Open Culture
2 months
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Open Culture
2 months
The Event Chronicle
2 months
Aaron – (I see) This seems to me like a first pre-emptive step in convincing people not to believe in things they are about to hear. In this new war on “fake news” just an effort to convince the masses that upcoming disclosures are not true? COBRAActually they are aware of the power of alternative media in all aspects. But again, they will not be able to stop this. They will actually bring more people into the alternative media. (OK thank you) (great back-fire) LynnForces for justice working within a wide network of international law enforcement and intelligence agencies have begun to arrest Europeans in high places for child abuse, trafficking and pedophilia. Despite the effort to suppress these arrests in the U.S.—by insisting the evidence is ‘fake news’—do you think the movement to arrest major figures involved in this activity in America will take hold among law enforcement agents in the U.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
In this week’s podcast, long-time San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle says that he doesnt believe in the power of movies, or of anyart, to change anything in society. LaSalle tells WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman that we’re too split along partisan lines for even the best films to have any impact on our public debate. All we can expect are movies that eerily anticipate what eventually happens. He reminds us of the blockbuster movies of the past three summers, when we’ve seen almost every major American city destroyed by either bombs or monsters or aliens. For several years now, the dominant strain of the most crowd-pleasing films has been either the apocalypse or civic chaos. According to LaSalle, these movies are not useful as cautionary tales, but instead represent a kind of “kinetic anticipation” of “fear and dread.” As for classic politically-themed films, like Face in Crowd or The Manchurian Candidate, or movies reflecting on the Cold War or McCarthyism, likeDr.
The Event Chronicle
3 months
8 Hz carrier wave or vice versa, and with a piece of alien technology at the heart of it all. The vowel sound, well you know about the power of the word, of magical invocations, about the Logos and how in the beginning there was the Word. Oddly similar to what HAARP is doing nowadays with resonating the ionosphere, right? Except this was over five thousand years ago and made primarily of stone and set into motion by water. The thing probably lit up like Christmas tree due to all the plasma and electrical fields, so isnt it funny that in the Old Testament, the Great Pyramid was referred to as Mount Horeb, which means glowing mountain. But what was this all for? Some say it was a power plant. I dont agree with that. Some say it was a beam weapon. I dont believe that either. I have a few guesses myself. One possibility is that it was used to amplify and broadcast whatever that alien tech was putting out, to get it to affect the entire planet.
WhoWhatWhy
3 months
The idea that the decision to make the effort to go out and vote is in itself an irrational decision. One that owes as much to entertainment and recreation as it does to politics. Given that, the result of the recent election should not surprise us. Eyal Winter is the author of Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We Think . (Published by PublicAffairs, 2014) Click HERE to Download Mp3 Full Text Transcript: (Beta) Jeff Schechtman: Welcome to Radio WhoWhatWhy, I'm Jeff Schechtman. A couple of weeks ago over 126 million people voted in America in spite of the false argument that one vote makes a difference. And yet, after a 16-month campaign, it was as if the election itself was a national catharsis. Like most big elections, it was a gut check, not a process as many philosophers would have us believe about rational choice and policy papers, but about emotion, tribalism, identity politics and, yes, even a form of entertainment and recreation.
WhoWhatWhy
3 months
Robert Groden was born on November 22, 1945exactly 18 years before JFK’s assassination. He has devoted his entire adult life to trying to uncover the truth of what happened. He went to JFK’s graveside and promised he would never give up. Now, about to turn 71, and 53 years later, he is starting to believe that we may never know the whole truth. Too much time has elapsed, too many people have died. What he does consider certain, and the case that he has devoted his life to making, is that Lee Harvey Oswald did not fire any gun on 11/22/1963. He believes Oswald was set up, that members of the Warren Commission lied outright, and that the Zapruder film, which Groden first showed to the public, is the single most important piece of evidence showing that the fatal shot came from the front. Groden testified before the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in 1978.
WhoWhatWhy
3 months
So when we think about what happened here, we have to think about Brexit and we have to think about the challenges to the EU from inside the EU; Poland, France, etc. It’s happening all over and if you do believe in democracy, and I’m not sure I always do, I do right now. I think democracy corrects things and corrections are often very painful and sometimes do stupid things but if you believe the world has to get to a different world, and that’s been my whole life. We can’t go on with the status quo. This is the way we stumble towards a better world. I’m not gloomy. Hillary’s last speech was one of her best. We have to approach this man with an open mind and I’m sure within weeks, we’re going to be very angry with him but I dont know what we’ll be angry about because most of what he was saying in the campaign was to get elected, which he managed to do and I think he proved he is a politician, he knew how to get elected.
The Huffington Post
4 months
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WhoWhatWhy
5 months
Pat : 808-0810 is our telephone number. Let's get a couple of phone calls. This is Jacob. He's calling from San Jose. Jacob, hi and welcome to KGO and Russ Baker. Go ahead. Jacob : Yes, Mr. Baker, do you recall during the George W. Bush's administration–I believe it was 2007–there were cruise missiles that were nuclear armed cruise missiles that went from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale. They were going to fly them up fully armed, it was a B-52 off the United States fully armed. But they were somehow discovered. There were seven or 8. One is still missing. They recalled all the others and secured them. But do you know if it was a hoax, if this whole thing was a hoax, or an act? Or actually it was a conspiracy? Did it go up to President Bush or was it true that it actually went up to VP Cheney? Russ : I am not an expert on that. I know that there were some very interesting things going on in that sadly, like so many things, need more investigation.
The Event Chronicle
5 months
(thank you) RichardCobra, I believe you said once after The Event the human population would be diminished. Did we misunderstand you? COBRA – I would say that at a certain moment, some people will migrate off the planet but there will be no mass extinction or anything of that nature. RichardWhy would these people find it necessary to migrate? COBRABecause they will want to migrate. People would like to expand growth throughout the universe. They will not want to be stuck here. They would like to explore other star systems, contact with other races and so on. RichardSo when the E.T.’s start making contact they will offer this to the people? COBRAYes. (thank you) Lynn – I believe you said once – How do the souls that are leaving the body now are knowing about The Event? COBRAThere are spiritual guides on the other side that have the same intel and they assist in preparation as well.
The Iran Project
5 months
Those setbacks were followed by days of crippling Russian and Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo that the World Health Organization said Wednesday had killed 338 people, including 100 children. At the meeting last week, Mr. Kerry was trying to explain that the United States has no legal justification for attacking Mr. Assad’s government, whereas Russia was invited in by the government. 0:33 “The problem is the Russians dont care about international law, and we do.” Mr. Kerry has been hamstrung by Russia’s military operations in Syria and by his inability to persuade Washington to intervene more forcefully. He has also been unable to sell Syrian opponents of Mr. Assad, like the ones in that room, on a policy he does not wholeheartedly believe in. His frustrations and dissent within the Obama administration have hardly been a secret, but in the recorded conversation, Mr.
The Huffington Post
5 months
" Rich offers a joking codicil: while some number are perhaps racially intolerant, "none of our readers are." And he adds a both-side-are rebuttal that "probably as many Democrats believe Bush43 was behind 9/11." Host: As for whether half of Trump supporters are "deplorable", Wayne correctly said that's for people like him and me to say. Which should not be hard when a) Trump's obviously appealing to racial resentment, b) 60%+ of his supporters believe in birtherism and banning Muslims, a third wish the South had won the Civil War (or is being pro-slavery just 'political correctness?'") Quantity matters both now and when the GOP tries to reconstitute after November 8th. And neither 60% nor a third of Democrats believe Bush43 was behind 9/11. Actually, only one party has a 'fringe' on top. Hillary's Health. So she lies about everything and she tried to "power through" pneumonia to attend the 9/11 Memorial Service? Rich and Wayne correctly note that that video of her near-collapsing is unusual and powerful.
NPR News
6 months
NPR News
6 months
Scientists believe it has been moving through space untouched for about 4.5 billion years, making it a time capsule from when our solar system was just starting to form. That's why astrophysicist Christina Richey is excited to get a robot there. "That's a level of understanding we don't have on Earth right now, and that's something we really need," says Richey. She's one of the people at NASA coordinating the mission, which is called OSIRIS-RExshort for "Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, SecurityRegolith Explorer." She and other scientists think that asteroids such as this one might have delivered carbon-containing compounds to Earth long ago that helped the planet give rise to life. If everything goes as planned, a minivan-sized robot, moving oh-so-slowly, will lightly graze the asteroid in mid-2018. It'll inhale somewhere between a few tablespoons and a few pounds of dust and gravel.
The Event Chronicle
6 months
Did they carry anything with them from their planet of origin. COBRA – I would say certain percentage of Japanese population has strong Alien DNA, I would put it this way and actually Japanese emperors believe they came from other stars. Leaders of many countries and many people from many countries are having that Alien DNA, I would say a little bit less than 1% of human population is actually not human. They were coming from other star systems. (nice, thank you) RichardCobra, this person tells us he or she is Egyptian. Who controls Egypt now. COBRAIt is like in every country. There is a good faction and negative faction and the good faction in Egypt gained a lot of power in the last few years after the Egyptian revolution. And the most negative elements have been removed from Egypt a few years ago. (nice) Richard – I hear rumors about the current president was killed and the government is hiding this.
NPR News
6 months