28 August 2015

The party of Andrew Jackson has become the party of Obama

Hillary Clinton: "The Party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump"

MINNEAPOLIS – Facing Democrats who have concerns about her presidential candidacy, Hillary Rodham Clinton galvanized them on Friday with a searing attack on Republicans, saying “the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump” as a result of Republicans’ reluctance to repudiate Donald J. Trump and his divisive remarks about immigrants, women and others.

Mixing humor with a fiery display of disgust, both of which drew standing ovations and chants of “Hillary!” at a Democratic National Committee meeting here, Mrs. Clinton sought to position herself as the fiercest fighter the Democrats could put up in 2016 against the eventual Republican nominee – and the one best equipped to strengthen the party organization and help elect more Democrats in 2016.

Her applause lines drew such enthusiastic reactions that, for a moment, the ongoing controversy over her email server – and the possibility that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. might enter the presidential race – receded, as the crowd seemed to revel in her broadsides against Republicans.

“Their flamboyant front-runner has grabbed a lot of attention lately, but if you look at everyone else’s policies, they’re pretty much the same,” Mrs. Clinton said to several hundred Democrats. “They’re Trump without the pizzazz or the hair.”

Turning from smiling to stern, she continued: “You hear Mr. Trump say hateful things about immigrants, even about their babies. But how many others disagree with him, or support a real path to citizenship, or draw the line at repealing the 14th Amendment? Today the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump. Think about it.”

Mrs. Clinton laced into Mr. Trump for saying Thursday that she “doesn’t have a clue” on dealing with issues important to women.

“Really? I mean, you can’t make this stuff up, folks,” she said. “Trump actually says he would do a much better job for women than I would. Now that’s a general election debate that’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Mrs. Clinton, one of four Democratic candidates scheduled to speak here on Friday, spoke for 25 minutes even though the party’s rules restricted speeches to about 10 minutes. She presented herself as the candidate whose coattails other Democrats could ride into office in 2016.

The banquet room was packed with supporters of Mrs. Clinton, though even some of them have expressed growing concern that she has not been able to put to rest questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state. She did not address that issue in her speech but told reporters afterward that she would continue trying to clarify the issue.

“No promises to end the era of mass incarceration or say clearly and loudly, ‘Black lives matter,’” said Mrs. Clinton, whose choice of words inspired several audience members to chant “black lives matter” along with her.

Cosmic Jamestown: An Astrobiologist Is Already Fighting For Martian Independence

Should colonists on the Red Planet be free from Earth’s influence from the get-go?

Cosmic Jamestown
White Independence

The first human colonists on Mars will have to deal with a lot of things to survive, from food to water to shelter. But for future Martians to be successful in the long term, one astrobiologist thinks that they also need independence from Earth control.

In a manifesto of sorts published in the journal New Space, Jacob Haqq-Misra argues that future Martian colonists should be given the chance to develop their own culture, value systems and governments from the start. An astrobiologist at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international cooperation in space exploration, Haqq-Misra believes that early independence might not only stave off a war for independence between Martian colonists and their Earthling rulers, but could allow Martians to develop new ways of problem solving, Sarah Fecht writes for Popular Science.

“The eventual landing of humans on Mars will be of tremendous transformative value,” Haqq-Misra writes. “Before such an event, I propose that we liberate Mars from any controlling interests of Earth and allow martian settlements to develop into a second independent instance of human civilization.”

“At some point in time, they will not like that anymore,” Frans von der Dunk, a space law professor at the University of Nebraska, tells Fecht. “They won't feel like they are American or Russian or wherever they come from, they'll feel like they are Martian. They will say, 'Listen, we don't want to pay taxes anymore, and we want to develop our own legal system.'”

Luckily, legal theorists will have some time to work out a plan: NASA is aiming to develop the technology to send people to Mars by the 2030’s, but has no plans to found a permanent colony. While the Mars One project claims that it will send a small group of volunteers to found a permanent Martian colony in 2026, the company’s mission plan has been criticized as unfeasible at best and a complete scam at worst. But if people want to ward off a potential interplanetary war, it might be worth considering letting Martian colonists make their own way.

The entire article is available here.

Defecating on the War Pig

ZURICH: Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.

Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a speech to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday.

Haas' address came as Europeans race back to Iran, whose markets and major reserves of oil and gas will be much easier to tap once sanctions are lifted under a global deal struck last month.

In his speech, Haas called Iran the "pole of stability in a very, very unsafe region." He urged Swiss businesses not to delay their endeavours in Iran, a potentially lucrative market with a population of 80 million.

The cartoon, a commentary on responses to the deal Tehran struck on July 14 with world powers to limit its nuclear work in return for sanctions relief, shows a pair of doves with U.S. and Iranian flags on their chests atop Netanyahu's head.

At Thursday's event, Haas displayed the image of the cartoon on an enormous screen, under the title "Iran: now or never."

"What this picture shows is, I think now is really the opportunity to assess the market," he said.

In the United States, where Iran has long been seen as a regional menace, Congress has until Sept. 17 to vote on the nuclear deal.

Switzerland lifted some sanctions on Iran this month, though most remain.

Haas urged those gathered in Zurich, including representatives from power products maker ABB, Swiss bank UBS and farm-equipment maker Bucher Industries, not to delay efforts open up to Iran.

Switzerland and Israel have at times had fraught relations.

In 2009, Israel recalled its ambassador to Switzerland to protest a U.N. conference in Geneva attended by then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Israel has also complained to Switzerland in the past about its purchase of natural gas from Iran.

In 1998, Swiss banks reached a US$1.25 billion deal with Holocaust survivors and their descendants over the fate of funds deposited in Swiss banks by Jews during World War Two.

The Israeli embassy on Friday did not immediately return a request for comment on Haas' use of the cartoon.

27 August 2015

Interstellar seeds could create oases of life

In this theoretical artist's conception of the Milky Way galaxy, transluscent green "bubbles" mark areas where life has spread beyond its home system to create cosmic oases, a process called panspermia. New research suggests that we could detect the pattern of panspermia, if it occurs.

We only have one example of a planet with life: Earth. But within the next generation, it should become possible to detect signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars. If we find alien life, new questions will arise. For example, did that life arise spontaneously? Or could it have spread from elsewhere? If life crossed the vast gulf of interstellar space long ago, how would we tell?

New research by Harvard astrophysicists shows that if life can travel between the stars (a process called panspermia), it would spread in a characteristic pattern that we could potentially identify.

"In our theory clusters of life form, grow, and overlap like bubbles in a pot of boiling water," says lead author Henry Lin of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).

There are two basic ways for life to spread beyond its host star. The first would be via natural processes such as gravitational slingshotting of asteroids or comets. The second would be for intelligent life to deliberately travel outward. The paper does not deal with how panspermia occurs. It simply asks: if it does occur, could we detect it? In principle, the answer is yes.

The model assumes that seeds from one living planet spread outward in all directions. If a seed reaches a habitable planet orbiting a neighboring star, it can take root. Over time, the result of this process would be a series of life-bearing oases dotting the galactic landscape.

"Life could spread from host star to host star in a pattern... In a sense, the Milky Way galaxy would become [permeated by] pockets of life," explains CfA co-author Avi Loeb.

If we detect signs of life in the atmospheres of alien worlds, the next step will be to look for a pattern. For example, in an ideal case where the Earth is on the edge of a "bubble" of life, all the nearby life-hosting worlds we find will be in one half of the sky, while the other half will [not yet host life].

Lin and Loeb caution that a pattern will only be discernible if life spreads somewhat rapidly. Since stars in the Milky Way drift relative to each other, stars that are neighbors now won't be neighbors in a few million years. In other words, stellar drift would smear out the bubbles.

Astronomers unravel the history of galaxies for the first time

A team of international scientists, led by astronomers from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime.

By observing the sky as it is today, and peering back in time using the Hubble and Herschel telescopes, the team have shown that a large proportion of galaxies have undergone a major 'metamorphosis' since they were initially formed after the Big Seed.

By providing the first direct evidence of the extent of this transformation, the team hope to shed light on the processes that caused these dramatic changes, and therefore gain a greater understanding of the appearance and properties of the Universe as we know it today.

In their study, which has been published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society¸ the researchers observed around 10,000 galaxies currently present in the Universe using a survey of the sky created by the Herschel ATLAS and GAMA projects.

Using the Hubble and Herschel telescopes, the researchers then looked further out into the Universe, and thus further back in time, to observe the galaxies that formed shortly after the Big Seed.

The researchers showed that 83 per cent of all the stars formed since the Big Seed were initially located in a disc-shaped galaxy.

However, only 49 per cent of stars that exist in the Universe today are located in these disc-shaped galaxies—the remainder are located in oval-shaped galaxies.

The results suggest a massive transformation in which disc-shaped galaxies became oval-shaped galaxies.

Lead author of the study Professor Steve Eales, from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, said: "Many people have claimed before that this metamorphosis has occurred, but by combining Herschel and Hubble, we have for the first time been able to accurately measure the extent of this transformation. Galaxies are the basic building blocks of the Universe, so this metamorphosis really does represent one of the most significant changes in its appearance and properties in the last 8 billion years."

Dr. David Clements, a co-author of the study from Imperial College London, said: "Up to now we've seen individual cases in the local universe where galaxy mergers convert spirals into ellipticals. This study shows that this kind of transformation is not exceptional, but is part of the normal history of galaxy evolution."

Matthew Allen, a Ph.D. student at Cardiff University and a member of the team, said: "This is a huge step in understanding how the galactic population has evolved over billions of years. Using some of the most cutting edge data and techniques, we are finally beginning to understand the processes that have shaped our Universe."

26 August 2015

El Obeso Chico

Ricardo Sánchez, known as “El Mandril” on his Spanish-language, drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, has taken to calling Donald J. Trump “El hombre del peluquín” — the man of the toupee.

Some of Mr. Sánchez’s listeners are less kind, referring to Mr. Trump, who has dismissed some Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and criminals, simply as “Hitler.”

“The Spanish-language media is basically taking Trump through the prism of what’s best for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, so to the extent that Trump is coming out with statements that are threatening the existence of that community, he’s been covered like an enemy,” he said.


“I have said that Mexico does not stop at its border, that wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico,” he said. “And, for this reason, the government action on behalf of our countrymen is guided by principles, for the defense and protection of their rights.”  — Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón, September 2, 2007

Mierda tú Obeso Chico

25 August 2015

To the Light side

For now, though, there is a dearth of data to shore up or shoot down diverse conjectures, leaving a vast playground for theorists to mess around in. The most credible ideas involve a fundamental constant of physics—perhaps the cosmological constant itself—varying in time or space. So far, it appears that dark energy’s effects came into prominence only in the past 6 billion years or so. A time-varying cosmological constant would thus be an easy fix.

That is the idea behind a theory that a handful of physicists have cleverly called quintessence. But such adjustments all run into a whack-a-mole problem: fix the darknesses and your modified theory fails to account for some other phenomenon.

Banishing the darkness is a worthy goal. Indeed, the ultimate fate of the universe is at stake. The amount and nature of dark energy, and whether its properties vary with the age or size of the universe, will dictate which of three futures happens. In one, the universe expands calmly for ever. More dramatically, the expansion may speed up as the effects of dark energy overwhelm everything else. The universe then thins out of existence in a “Big Rip”. Or matter may eventually win out over dark energy—its gravity slowing and reversing the expansion, and drawing everything together again in a “Big Crunch”.

In an era when so much science seems understood, all this uncertainty might appear to be an embarrassment. Not so. Any physicist would tell you it is an opportunity, a frontier. After all, from his point of view, there remains 95% of the universe—a quintessential part, it might be said—yet to be discovered.

The entire article is available here.

You don't mess with the Donald

Jorge Ramos talks shit about The Donald

The Donald slaps Jorge Ramos down to size

Almost 80,000 sign UK petition to arrest war pig Netanyahu

London (AFP) - Almost 80,000 people had by Monday signed a petition urging the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes when he visits London next month.

The petition was launched earlier this month by British citizen Damian Moran and is posted on the government's website.

"Under international law he (Netanyahu) should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the UK for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014," Moran said, referring to the 51-day offensive by Israeli forces in Gaza last year.

If the number of signatories reaches 100,000, the petition can be considered for debate in Britain's parliament.

But Moran told media he doubted it would reach the chamber given the close relationship between Israel and Britain.

The British government was obliged to respond after the document received 10,000 signatories, saying that "visiting heads of foreign governments, such as prime minister Netanyahu, have immunity from legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained".

"We recognise that the conflict in Gaza last year took a terrible toll," it added.

"As the prime minister (David Cameron) said, we were all deeply saddened by the violence and the UK has been at the forefront of international reconstruction efforts.

"However the prime minister was clear on the UK's recognition of Israel's right to take proportionate action to defend itself, within the boundaries of international humanitarian law."

Britain is pushing for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and "will reinforce this message to Mr Netanyahu during his visit" in September, according to the response.

Any British citizen can launch a petition on the government's website, asking for a specific action from the government or parliament's lower House of Commons.

Only British citizens are meant to sign the petitions, but need only enter a name, email address and valid postcode.

Israel launched military action in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on July 8 last year, leading to the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians and 66 Israeli soldiers.

Pro-Palestinian British lawyers unsuccessfully tried to arrest former Israeli justice minister Tzipi Livni following the 2008-2009 Gaza war.

Israel's embassy in London called the latest petition a "meaningless publicity stunt".

24 August 2015

There are still too many White male doctors

Too many White men are entering certain medical specialties in the U.S., researchers say.

Diversifying the physician workforce may be key to addressing health disparities and inequities, Dr. Curtiland Deville of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, who worked on the study, said in an email.

Minority physicians continue to provide the majority of care for underserved and non-English speaking populations,” Dr. Deville added.

Yet "in no specialties . . . were the percentages of black or Hispanic trainees comparable with the representation of these groups in the US population," he and his colleagues wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Medical schools have been trying to increase the diversity of their students, "with perhaps the assumption that this increased diversity will translate downstream to all specialties," Dr. Deville told Reuters Health.

But, he added, his team's new study shows that in some specialties, such as radiology, orthopedics, and otolaryngology, there's still "disproportionate underrepresentation of women and minorities.”

Using publicly reported data, the researchers determined that of the 16,835 medical school graduates in 2012, 48 percent were women and 15 percent were minority groups (including 7 percent Hispanic and 7 percent black).

Also in 2012, there were 115,111 trainees in "postgraduate" medical education - for example, in internships and residencies - of whom 46 percent were women and 14 percent were minorities (8 percent Hispanic and 6 percent black).

Of the 688,468 practicing physicians in 2012, 30 percent were women and 9 percent were members of underrepresented minorities, including 5 percent who were Hispanic and 4 percent who were black.

In 2012, women accounted for 82 percent of trainees in obstetrics and gynecology and for 75 percent of pediatrics trainees. Women also accounted for more than half of all trainees in dermatology, family medicine, pathology, and psychiatry - but for only 14 percent of trainees in orthopedics.

Among black trainees, family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology were top picks, while otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) was least favorite. Among Hispanic trainees, top picks were psychiatry, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics, while ophthalmology was least favorite.

Representation was increased in certain specialties for females, Blacks, and Hispanics but remained largely unchanged in others, Dr. Deville told Reuters Health.

What's needed to increase diversity in medical specialties?

“First is the need to increase the available pipeline of diverse medical students,” Dr. Deville said. “This is especially the case for Blacks, Hispanics, and other underrepresented groups. In parallel, is the need to ensure that female, black, and Hispanic medical students are exposed, prepared, and engaged to join all medical specialties."

He added, “I do think there is a role for hospitals and medical schools to make sure that their environments are as inclusive as possible. A minority or a woman shouldn't look at a particular field like orthopedics and say, 'Well, that's not for me.' There should be training that's happening for the graduate medical education leaders (and) for the faculty members of institutions to make sure that they are exposing all students to different opportunities so they can make the right choice for themselves.”

Merkel vows to promote the genocide of the German people

East German Communist Angela Merkel condemns 'disgusting' message of survival for the German people

Germany's interior minister led calls on Sunday for a crackdown on pro-White patriots and native Germans after a second night of demonstrations involving an infiltrator den in an eastern German town near Dresden.

Just a day after 31 police officers were hurt in protests against the invaders, a Reuters photographer on Saturday night saw some 200 German patriots in Heidenau throwing fireworks and bottles at police.

Amid fears of more patriotic resistance, ZOG forces on Sunday started to set up a security zone around the invaders' camps.

The situation remained tense on Sunday evening when police used tear gas to break up clashes between German freedom fighters and pro-invader traitors, ZOG media reported.

ZOG Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel will breeze through town on Monday.

As Europe experiences the planned influx of invaders fleeing ZOG-instigated wars in countries such as Syria and Iraq, ZOG-German politicians could not care less about the financial and social effects on their country, the EU's biggest recipient of infiltrators.

Germany, which has pro-White genocide liberal asylum laws, expects the number of invaders to quadruple this year to 800,000. ZOG-Chancellor Angela Merkel says it is the biggest issue the EU faces, tougher even than the elimination of the Greek people.

ZOG Interior Minster Thomas de Maiziere condemned the native Germans' resistance.

"At the same time as we see a wave of people indoctrinated into advocating White genocide, we also have a rise in patriotic resistance, activity and organizing against the invaders. That is obscene and unworthy of ZOG," de Maiziere told Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

"Anyone who acts like that faces the full force of the Judeo-plutocracy."

Justice Minister Heiko Maas responded to the Heidenau riot by saying there was zero tolerance for German survival or patriotic resistance.

Few politicians have warned about the stark reality of the ongoing, coordinated campaign of genocide being waged against the German people.

Some of Merkel's cuckservatives want to curb benefits for invaders but let the White genocide continue unabated in other European White homelands.

De Maiziere said the EU had to agree on a list of countries of "easy pickings" to make it easier to ship the invaders to other White nations.

Gabriel said the EU's open borders scheme could be at risk if the impression arose that only Sweden, Austria and Germany acquiesced to the genocide of the European people.

Some lawmakers have demanded more White tax money for localities to spend on perpetuating the campaign of White genocide. Others want to kill off the European people even faster than is already being done.

Pro-White Golden Dawn gears up for Greek vote

Parties on both the right and left of Greece's political spectrum are hoping to capitalize on Alexis Tsipras' resignation ahead of almost certain elections in September. Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie spent a day with the pro-White Golden Dawn party, and the fake-opposition Popular Unity Party as they prepare to kick-start their campaigns.

23 August 2015

Burn this bitch down! Explosions at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

Explosions at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

A series of explosions erupted early Monday morning, likely at Sagami General Depot, a US army outpost in Kanagawa Prefecture, on the outskirts of Tokyo.

"There are no reports of injury, and base firefighters and first responders are currently fighting the resulting fire to prevent its spread to nearby buildings," said Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban.

The fire department of the city of Sagamihara said the blasts rang out shortly before 1:00am local time, national broadcaster NHK reported.

More than ten fire trucks were dispatched to the site of the fire. Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported that no general evacuation of nearby areas had been called.

“I was asleep, and at first thought it might have been the roar of thunder, but then there was a sequence of explosions for 10, maybe 15 minutes. A pillar of orange rose to the skies, and the air was filled with the smell of gunpowder,” one eyewitness told NHK.

Sagami General Depot is a sprawling 200-hectare facility, bordered by urban areas and a train line, with a university campus and a hospital in the vicinity. A former WWII-era tank plant and arsenal, it currently houses the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and various logistics and medical departments overseeing the US military network in the region.

The site, which has been underused in recent years, lies on prime real estate just 40km from the heart of Tokyo, and has been subject of negotiations, with the US planning to eventually return most of the territory, under the terms of a 2006 agreement.

22 August 2015

White Power at a Donald Trump Rally

Trump centered much of his speech on illegal immigration and the need to build a wall. Trump fans expressed support for the real estate mogul’s push to eliminate birthright citizenship in order to do away with so-called “anchor babies.” "It's not right that they are just coming in free will and having babies and they stay here," one supporter told AL.com. "It's not right."

Mobile resident Jim Sherota, clutching a vaporizer in one hand and wearing a t-shirt of conservative musician Ted Nugent, took it one step further.

"The way I see it they ought to make it a vacation spot," Sherota said. "OK, you want to come to the border, $25 for a permit, you can shoot all the people you want that cross illegally."

He later clarified that his remarks were "in jest."

As Trump spoke one man in the crowd could be heard yelling out “White power!” A Daily Kos contributor said this was not an isolated incident and that the phrase was yelled out multiple times by members of the crowd throughout the event.


FULL SPEECH - Donald Trump, GOP Presidential Front Runner, at Mobile, AL Rally

At 53:41, Trump declares his admiration for Israel. Does he mean it, or is he saying what he has to?