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Thursday, October 1, 2015

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"Nancy Reagan speaking at a 'Just Say No'...n speaking at a 'Just Say No' Rally in Los Angeles, California. 5/13/87." Photo caption is from a Nancy Reagan page on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Planned Parenthood volunteers help bring the f...Planned Parenthood volunteers help bring the fight for health insurance reform to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Planned Parenthood Can’t Handle the Truth

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 34 minutes ago
[image: Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood - 900] The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s questioning of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards exposes the depravity and dishonesty of her organization. Richards and her colleagues act like cornered criminal defendants whose only defense is to dissemble and counterattack their...more »

Obama’s Faux Sophistication

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 34 minutes ago
[image: President Obama - 900] If you reside on the political right, you've probably experienced the subtle condescension that occasionally erupts from a "sophisticated" sort who realizes you're not on their side of the aisle. The left, in the eyes of many, is the correct...more »

Maybe the best reason to spread word of Nancy Reagan's first home is that she doesn't seem to like people knowing

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
*Justin's caption: "Though this modest 2-story frame house with yellow siding at 149-14 Roosevelt Avenue, between 149th Street and 149th Place, remains unmarked by a plaque or medallion of any kind, this is the home where former First Lady Nancy Reagan spent the first two years of her life."* *by Ken* The other day I promised to return to what sounds like a fairly routine question: Where was Nancy Reagan born? What makes the question rather more interesting is that it seems to be a touchy subject for Mrs. Reagan, and suggests in turn that Mrs. R has a relationship to reality remin... more »

The U.S. Prepares For A Nuclear Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
*CNS News:** HHS Boosting Nation's Stockpile of Burn Treatments in Case of Nuclear Attack* "The detonation of an improvised nuclear device would produce intense heat, resulting in many patients with severe burns," says a September 30 news release from the Department of Health and Human Services. The announcement says HHS has contracted for the development of "four novel products to treat severe thermal burns." The products will boost the number of treatment options in case of disaster, and they'll also be used in "routine" burn care situations. The four treatments -- one commercia... more »

Carving Up the Middle East

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
In this first episode of a two-part series for his TeleSUR show “Days of Revolt,” Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri, Associate Professor of Middle East Politics at York University, trace the roots of Islamic State to their origins and explore comparisons to the 20th-century genesis of Israel. Hedges begins by pointing out how the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916, responsible for “carving up the Middle East and turning countries into protectorates,” has only been changed twice—once with the Israeli independence and now with Islamic State. As Hedges put it, the tactics used to redraw t... more »

The War In Afghanistan Has So Far Cost $33,000 Per Afghan Citizen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Afghan local police (ALP) sit at the back of a truck near a frontline during a battle with the Taliban at Qalay- i-zal district, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer *Peter Apps, Reuters*: *The war in Afghanistan has so far cost $33,000 per citizen. And will not end well.* Fourteen years old this month, the West’s war in Afghanistan had all but vanished from the headlines. Even before the fall of Kunduz this week, however — the first provincial capital to be taken by the Taliban in more than a decade — it was clear that all was not going well. Last week... more »

Kumpulan Desain Kamar Rumah Minimalis Terbaru 2016

D'lumberz Jakz at Yaya Blog's - 1 hour ago
Kumpulan Desain Kamar Rumah Minimalis Terbaru 2016 | untuk anda yang baru memiliki kamar di rumah baru atau baru berencana membuat rumah baru dan ingin membuat kamar tidur yang modern di rumah anda, anda bisa melihat beberapa  referensi yang akan kami berikan dibawah ini, dengan menggunakan kamar yang nyaman untuk keluarga anda, pasti tidur anda akan pulas dan juga nyenyak, karena kamar yang

Musical Interlude: Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Michael Jackson, “Earth Song” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAi3VTSdTxU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Almost every object in the below photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ell... more »

The Oregon Shooting at Umpqua College. Here are some immediate red flag questions

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 hour ago
A Chris Mercer, 26 has been identified as the shooter at the Oregon Umpqua Community College I have some questions about this already. I don't think the media will lead with the fact the Oregon shooter was a "Black Lives Matter" supporter. He was out to kill whites and Christians. It does not fit their profiling they want, unlike how they unearthed a picture of the church shooter with a

Interesting Interview on Syria

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Srđa Trifković is a Serbian-American writer on international affairs and foreign affairs editor for the magazine Chronicles. I know this is all very confusing to most people - especially when the media in the west is so full of lies and distortion. It's hard to figure out what is true and what is not about Syria. I highly recommend reading this timely article on the Syria situation by journalist Robert Parry *here*

Syrian Rebels Are Now Predicting A Longer War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Bombers: Video footage emerged that claims to show Russian jets targeting areas in Hama Province in Syria which are controlled by moderate rebel groups supported by the U.S.-led coalition and not ISIS *Reuters:* *Syrian rebel says Russia air raids mean longer war, seeks anti-aircraft missiles* A prominent Syrian rebel leader said on Thursday that Russian air strikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad meant the war would go on longer, fuel extremism, and draw more foreign fighters to Syria. Bashar al-Zoubi, who heads one of the largest rebel groups in southern Syria, called on... more »

What Is The Message That Russia Is Sending To the World With Its Air-Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Image: kremlin.ru *Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest*: *Moscow's War in the Air: Russia Sends a Message in Syria* For better or worse there is no questioning that right now, the Kremlin has taken control of the narrative when it comes to Syria. The start of Russian airstrikes in Syria—two days after Vladimir Putin listened to Barack Obama's UN General Assembly speech, which warned against Russian action in defense of the Bashar al-Assad regime (and then had such warnings reinforced in their one-on-one meeting)—is the Kremlin's answer to the questions that have been posed about... more »

Sanders Campaign Needs More Punk Rockers To Join The Chorus of Musical Support

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
photo of Alice Bag and Frightwig by Eric Goodfield by Denise Sullivan The rock 'n' roll choice for president is clear, according to the Artists and Cultural Leaders for Bernie Sanders. Politically conscious, engaged, and enlightened performers whether from folk roots like Bonnie Raitt or Jackson Browne, or edgier stock like Wayne Kramer, Jello Biafra, and Margaret Cho, comprise the diverse list of performers. Meshell Ndegeocello, Lucinda Williams, David Crosby, John Densmore, and Serj Tankian (System of a Down) have also signed on to support Sanders. Of course music people traditi... more »

Obama is despicable...w/Update...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*touting gun control before the victims of the Umpqua shooting have even cooled off.* Three times the number of victims are slaughtered by his "brothers" and "sons" in Chicago, Baltimore, and St. Louis every single weekend, and he has nothing to say about that. And when they're not slaughtering each other, they're slaughtering white people and white cops. “There’s been another mass shooting in America,” the president said at the outset of his remarks. “This time at a community college in Oregon.” “In the coming days we will learn about the victims. The young men and women who wer... more »

6 U.S. Troops Among 11 Killed in Afghanistan Plane Crash

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: C-130 in Afghanistan-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eleven people, including six U.S. service members, were killed early Friday when a U.S. Air Force C-130J transport plane crashed in Afghanistan. The plane crashed at Jalalabad Airfield in eastern Afghanistan at about midnight local time. A... more »

Endless War $pending

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
*U.S. Military Budgets 1948-2015* - Obama FY2010-15 $663.4 billion per year - Bush Jr FY2002-09* $634.9 " - Clinton FY1994-2001 $418.0 " (This was the period after the Soviet Union fell apart thus the lower Pentagon budgets) - Bush Sr FY1990-93 $513.4 " - Reagan FY1982-89 $565.0 " - Carter FY1978-81 $428.1 " - Ford FY1976-77 $406.7 " - Nixon FY1970-75 $441.7 " - Johnson FY1965-69 $527.3 " ... more »

And the Hypocritical, Self-Righteous Asshole Award Goes To ....

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 4 hours ago
THE MOUND OF SOUND!!!! TAKE A BOW!!!! I've been going to MoS's blog fairly regularly since I posted this about him. I used to go because I admired his thinking, but now I've gone to look in the same sort of morbid way that people slow down to look at car accidents. I want to see how he'll disgrace himself with each new post about Mulcair and the NDP. Believe me, there have been several occasions when I was tempted to comment, either over there or here, but I restrained myself. Out of respect for past work I suppose. That latest post of his about Mulcair isn't even the worst, but it... more »

Oct. 1: How bigoted are Canadians?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago
Canada has a long, long tradition of bigotry. Those on the wrong end of it, like the early Irish immigrants, were been denied decent jobs and pushed into slums. Others, like Ukrainians and Japanese, were pushed into prison camps in whole families and all their property confiscated and sold. Blacks had to live in separate communities, were denied jobs and held in poverty. Chinese were confined in slums called 'Chinatowns'. Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany weren't allowed into Canada, not even after the war. And now it's the turn of Muslims. It is perfectly legal in Canada for a ... more »

A2/AD Bubble, Syria and the Bigger Strategic Picture.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
I stumbled across a rather large and interesting article posted at, new to me, site called *FoxTrot Alpha *The excerpted information seems to be a compliment to my previous post *Russia building an A2/AD Bubble over Syria/Levant* *Looking for some input from the more military minded persons...* *“On a larger scale, Russia’s overall strategy in the region is becoming clearer. With an reinvigorated relationship with Iran and a strengthening one with Iran’s good friend Iraq, Russia could soon wield some form of control over the northern Middle East, ranging from the Mediterranean t... more »

More Details On How The U.S. Were Informed That Russia Was Beginning Air Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Extraordinary. A 3 star Russian general went to US embassy in Baghdad this am, saying bombing starts in 1 hour, clear #Syria airspace — Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) September 30, 2015 *The Telegraph:* *Russian general tells US diplomats: 'We launch Syria air strikes in one hour. Stay out of the way'* *Vladimir Putin orders airforce into action over Syria in first Russian war in Middle East since end of Soviet Union - giving US diplomats one hour's notice.* Russian generals are not regular visitors to the US Embassy in Baghdad. Once, this newly built complex near the Tigris was the de... more »

Obama’s Syria Debacle

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Vladimir Putin - 900] “Russia hits Assad’s foes, angering U.S.” -- Headline, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 1 WASHINGTON -- If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered, but appropriately humiliated. President Obama has, once again, been totally outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin.... more »

When Dad is the Devil

Mona Charen at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler] The bride, Edda, was 20, glamorous and well connected. The groom came from a prominent family. Their wedding was Italy’s social event of the year in 1930. If the occasion was marred in any way, it was through the inability... more »

Women in Combat: What Repealing the Combat Exclusion Means for Our Military

Jude Eden at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Jude Eden All Out Uniform - 900] This week was the deadline for the leaders of the armed services to issue their recommendation for opening all combat units to women, though these have not yet been made public and the major media have hardly mentioned it. Repealing the combat ban... more »

New York City Council Honors Convicted Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg

Newsmax at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Rosenbergs - 400] The New York City Council this week honored convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg for “demonstrating great bravery” during a 1935 strike against the National New York Packing and Supply Co., the New York Post reports. Rosenberg, along with her husband, Julius, and brother... Continue reading *“New York City Council Honors Convicted Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg”* at *newsmax.com*.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 1st October)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 5 hours ago
Government abandons plans designed to counter corporate wrongdoing In a surprise U-turn, the Justice Minister, Andrew Selous, said the Government was no longer considering creating a new criminal offence as “there was little evidence of corporate economic wrongdoing going unpunished.” The Conservatives had pledged in their manifesto to strengthen powers to curb corporate misbehaviour,

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 1, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Alex Thomson, Channel 4:* *Syria: why this is not the start of World War Three* So the Russians and Americans are now bombing Syria, and the Russians are bombing the very rebels the US gives military aid to, and that’s a proxy war, and it’s knife-edge, and it could cause a Third World War, and…and…and… Whoah! Calm down. Pour yourself a large mug of something warm and soothing. Deep breaths. Now have a look at this. Your five-point guide to what the Russians are doing and why Third World Wars and proxy wars are as fanciful in Syria as they were in Ukraine.. *Commentaries, Analys... more »

World News Briefs -- October 1, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Afghan forces push into Taliban-held Kunduz city amid fierce clashes* Afghan troops recaptured the center of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday amid fierce clashes with Taliban militants, three days after losing the provincial capital in a humbling defeat for Kabul and its U.S. allies. Fighting continued in other parts of the city, the seizure of which represented a major victory for the insurgents and raised questions over whether NATO-trained Afghan forces were ready to go it alone now most foreign combat troops have left. Residents said soldiers wer... more »

Budget Impasse: Democrats Closed Down the Government 4 Times over Abortion

Conservative Review at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: West side view of the United States Capitol building.] "I'm not in favor, as I've said before, of Federal financing for abortion" - President Carter One day from now, fiscal year 2016 will begin. The final stretch of this fiscal year still requires significant action in order to avoid... Continue reading *“Budget Impasse: Democrats Closed Down the Government 4 Times over Abortion”* at *conservativereview.com*.

Friday Morning Ramble, 2.10.15

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Auckland drivers shut out by new builds, new council projects. Drivers can get stuffed, says council. *Aucklanders told to ditch cars as huge CBD build nears* – STUFF “’But I believe being a Maori in Enzed is a more negative experience. All that compulsion to live by the myth of whanau, hapu and iwi. Ask many Maori who have moved to Australia; they'll tell you living as an individual is infinitely better. If I was a benign dictator I'd pack every Maori off out of the country so they could realise what a wonderful thing it can be to be Maori and Kiwi and individualistic at the same... more »

The Terrible Cost of Universal Basic Income

The Washington Post at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Help Wanted - 400] Debates around the social safety net are too easily characterized by their extremists: libertarian conservatives seeking to dissolve any restriction on free exchange, or near-Marxists who never met a hard-earned dollar that they didn't want to redistribute. But an alternative... Continue reading *“The Terrible Cost of Universal Basic Income”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Rubio Surging – Leads Among Non-Outsiders

National Review at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Marco Rubio - 400] Carly Fiorina has owned the post-debate hype, but another candidate has also gained significantly since the Reagan Library dust-up: Marco Rubio. Rubio was lagging in the polls taken in the weeks leading up the the debate. In five national polls... Continue reading *“Rubio Surging – Leads Among Non-Outsiders”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Hillary Clinton Spent Roughly 90 Percent of the Money She Raised Over the Summer

The Washington Post at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton2 - 400] Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton raced through millions of dollars over the summer as she expanded her campaign's ground operations and launched a paid television campaign, spending around nine out of every 10 dollars she raised in the third quarter.... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton Spent Roughly 90 Percent of the Money She Raised Over the Summer”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Cartoon: ‘Knock-Knock’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: ramirez - 093015 - knock knock]

Some day.....A Quotation from Teilhard De Chardin

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 6 hours ago
*"Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of Love. Then for the second time in the history of the world Human kind will have discovered fire!" * Teilhard De Chardin.

Habebamus papam!

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 6 hours ago
This is a guest post from Nathan Paxton, Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service at American University and a 2015-2016 APSA Congressional Fellow. Now that Pope Francis has jetted back to the Vatican on “Shepherd One”, we have the chance to talk about the theoretical underpinnings of the pope’s international politics. I hope you’re […]

Chet Raymo, “Walking Wary”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Walking Wary”* by Chet Raymo “Virginia Woolf called them "moments of being," those unanticipated encounters with something in nature (including, of course, human nature) that sets one back on one's heels, drops the jaw, sends chills up the spine. I use clichés, but the experiences are anything but clichés. What makes them special is the way they break through and illuminate what Woolf calls "the grey cotton wool" of everyday experience. Sylvia Plath describes these rare and precious encounters in her poem "Black Rook in Rainy Weather." "Spasmodic tricks of radiance," she calls t... more »

A pie

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
A pie that regenerats after eaten and as long as I have the biggest peice I am not against sharing

As Germany's Refugee Crisis Escalates, German Chancellor Merkel's Popularity Declines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin October 1, 2015. REUTERS/AXEL SCHMIDT *Reuters*: *Merkel's popularity slides to four-year low amid refugee crisis* Chancellor Angela Merkel has seen her popularity slump to its lowest level in nearly four years, reflecting growing concern over the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees into Germany, a poll showed on Thursday. The Deutschlandtrend poll for public broadcaster ARD showed a nine-point plunge in Merkel's popularity to 54 percent. While some of her European peers migh... more »

Polling Shows Wisconsin Voters Have Had It With The GOP

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Scott Walker- never quite ready for prime time What ever happened to Scott Walker? I know that you already know. His dull campaign never caught fire, and he dropped out and went back to Iowa with his tail between his legs. Walker assumed he had it in the bag because he was the beloved of the Koch brothers. After they saw how he has utterly failed to connect with voters and was floundering in the national and early state polls-- including Iowa, where he was supposed to win and become unstoppable-- they started backing away from him too. That was the handwriting on the wall. Between S... more »

Paulo Coelho, “10 Lessons from Einstein”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“10 Lessons from Einstein”* by Paulo Coelho *1. Follow Your Curiosity:* “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” *2. Perseverance is Priceless:* “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” *3. Focus on the Present:* “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” *4. The Imagination is Powerful:* “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.” *5. Make Mistakes:* “A person who never made a mist... more »

Penis size 'not linked to feet'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
One thing I heard as I was driving to work this morning was an interview on *Today *with a female surgeon alleging sexism in the operating theatre (a *very *BBC story). Reporter Sima Kotecha gave the accusing surgeon, Dr Jyoti Shah, a respectful hearing...and Sima's online report - the only report about it on the BBC website (besides a link to that *Today *interview) - also gave Dr Shah something of a clear run. Oddly, it fell to the *Daily Mail *to provide a scrupulously balanced version of the story. In the * Mail*'s take, Dr Shah is quoted at length, but another female surgeon... more »

ED: So Powerful Is M*Y*O*U*R LOVE~LIGHT~LITE

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
On Sep 30, 2015, at 9:29 PM, Ed wrote: So Powerful Is M*Y*O*U*R LOVE~LIGHT~LITE Of Unity That WE Illuminate The Whole Cosmos WE ARE HERE WE ARE LOVE WE ARE ONE WE ARE NOW YES LOVE YES On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Ed wrote: Splendor Of Splendors The Quantum Dynamic Imagination LOVE Is NOW = GloryKu.....from The NOW Moment On Oct 1, 2015, at 10:08 PM, Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf wrote: PURE LOVE PURE IMAGINATION PURE GRATITUDE ALL WAYS ALWAYS

Some In The Pentagon Are Not Happy With Current U.S. Middle East Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Overheard at the Pentagon: "Right now, we are Putin's prison bitch." — Nancy Youssef, نانسى (@nancyayoussef) September 30, 2015 *Zero Hedge*: *Overheard At The Pentagon: "Right Now, We Are Putin's Prison Bitch"* Those who frequent these pages are well aware of what’s happened to Washington’s strategy in Syria over the past several weeks. Russia’s dramatic move to enter the fray has left the US trapped, as the West attempts to hang on to a narrative that’s no longer convincing even to a largely ignorant public. Now, the only thing left to do is either stand down and let Moscow do... more »

U.S. - Russia Military Talks Are Leading Nowhere

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*FOX News:** Confusion hangs over start of US, Russia military talks on Syria* The Obama administration, scrambling to respond to Russia's air campaign over Syria and Iran's increased involvement, launched talks Thursday with Moscow military officials amid mounting confusion over the airstrike targets and criticism on Capitol Hill -- including one senator mocking the name of the so-called "deconfliction" talks. "Unfortunately, it appears 'deconfliction' is merely an Orwellian euphemism for this Administration's acceptance of Russia's expanded role in Syria, and as a consequence,... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Landrieu, Sewerage and Water Board outline plans to prevent future boil-water advisories ~Juan Sanchez, WDSU* *New Orleans will speed efforts to improve water system; goal is to avoid boil-water advisories ~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate *

FBI Director Confirms Inquiry into Clinton’s Email Setup

Eric Tucker at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: SALT LAKE CITY - OCTOBER 25: Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) speaks at a rally for the Utah Democratic party October 25, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several Utah Democrats express surprised that Hillary came to Utah to speak ten day before the national elections, since Utah is considered a heavily Republican state. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey confirmed Thursday the FBI is looking into the security of the setup of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email and that the agency has the appropriate “r... more »

Oregon Bakery Owners Refuse to Pay Damages in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

FOX News at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Melissa and Aaron Klein - 400] The owners of an Oregon bakery are refusing to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages to a same-sex couple who were denied service. Melissa and Aaron Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, cited religious beliefs when they refused to bake... Continue reading *“Oregon Bakery Owners Refuse to Pay Damages in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case”* at *foxnews.com*.

Navajo Nation’s New Jail Costs $3 Million Per Inmate

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Prison - 900] Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety officials spent $31.7 million for an 80-bed jail that usually houses only seven to 11 inmates, according to a new report from the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General. The Kayenta, Arizona, jail was... more »

Netanyahu glares at U.N. for 45 seconds after berating its silence on Iran threat to Israel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
https://youtu.be/YllqrXMkDWo The power of silence

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*American Public Schools are Engaging in Islamic Indoctrination; Parents are Fighting Back* As Islamic forces slaughter Christian minorities and terrorist groups gain an ever greater hold of territory in the war torn Middle East, American public schools have embarked on a liberal multiculturalist program whose end result would be the Islamic indoctrination of American children. Parents aren't standing pat. As the Conservative Tribune notes: "When a county in Georgia started indoctrinating their students in the Islamic faith, they figured that parents would just let it slide u... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #99ORION BEFORE THE DRACO INVASION, AND ITS SIMILARITY TO ANDROMEDA AT THAT TIME.LEMURIA, ARGATHA, ATLANTIS

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
Ollie|OL|RANTILIA Troll: Who is *[my friend]* *[name redacted at Ollie's request before publishing -AK]* [9/29/15, 6:11:52 PM] DENICE: [9/28/2015 2:22:39 PM] *DEAR ONE/OL/OLLIE/RANTILIA THE ONE/**[my friend]** IS A FIRST GENERATION ORION COMPLEX ORIGINAL. THAT IS THE ESSENCE ORIGINATES ON/IN ORION *BEFORE THE DRACO INVASION/COLONIZATION.* IN LOVEJOY. END.* [9/28/2015 2:28:34 PM] Ollie|OL|RANTILIA Troll: TY Dear SA, Please tell me more about the Orions before the Draco invasion? .. What where they like? End Transmission.. [9/28/2015 8:23:49 PM] *THE ORION COMPLEX WAS MUCH SIMIL... more »

A new parlour game for bias spotters

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
There have been criticisms on various social media platforms (old and new) today from both pro-UKIP and pro-Corbyn partisans alleging that Andrew Marr was biased against their man today. So, in the interests of seeing whether they are right of not, let's see how each interview was framed. Here's how Andrew Marr introduced today's set-piece political interviews: *NIGEL FARAGE. UKIP *Now UKIP at their annual conference rarely fail to make headlines. They’re not always, it has to be said, the headlines they want to make. Now there’s a split between two rival anti-EU campaigns and a ... more »

Drone Footage of a Battlefield ‘Victory’ in the Orwellian Permanent War

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - Is this what the bankers and war mongers call victory? The post Drone Footage of a Battlefield ‘Victory’ in the Orwellian Permanent War appeared first on Waking Times.

Chris Harper Mercer Kills 9 at Oregon College, Reportedly Tells Class to State Their Religion; Crowd Gathers for Vigil

Jeff Barnard & GOSIA WOZNIACKA at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Hannah Miles, center, is reunited with her sister Hailey Miles, left, and father Gary Miles, right, after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.] 7:55 p.m. Pacific Residents have gathered at a Roseburg, Oregon, park for a vigil for the victims of a deadly mass shooting. The crowd gathered around 8 p.m. at Stewart Park in the city about 180 miles south of Portland.... more »

Supplemental: What does media narrative look like?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015Let Amy Chozick show you:* It’s impossible to deny the obvious. The New York Times’ Amy Chozick is a genuine piece of work. Chozick got famous during Campaign 2008, when she was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She got famous when she published a lengthy piece which was deeply inane. Headlines included, the piece in question started as shown below. No, we really aren’t making this up. Yes, this was actually published: CHOZICK (8/1/08): *Too Fit to Be President?Facing an Overweight Electorate, Barack Obama Might Find Low Body Fat a Drawback...more »

Tragedy Reset: After Katrina, New Orleans Schools Thrive on Choice

Harry Jackson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: New Orleans School Bus - 900] Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, causing over $100 billion in property damage. The category 5 storm also took over 1400 lives, making it one of the five deadliest in American history. New Orleans was hit particularly... more »

Report: Pope Francis Initiated Meeting with Kim Davis

Breitbart/Austin Ruse at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis and Kim Davis - 400] The meeting between Pope Francis and Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis came at the invitation of a high-ranking Vatican official connected to the Secretariat of State of the Holy See acting on behalf of the Pope himself, Breitbart News has learned.... Continue reading *“Report: Pope Francis Initiated Meeting with Kim Davis”* at *breitbart.com*.

More on Corbyn

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
It could be because I've barely slept for three weeks or that I've barely watched (or listened to) any BBC coverage of the news, but I've got a horrible feeling that I'm really losing the plot. For starters: I really don't know what to make of the BBC's coverage of Jeremy Corbyn. (Do you?) I've seen countless assertions on Twitter that the BBC has been heavily biased against Mr Corbyn (often accompanied by claims that the BBC is pro-Tory), but I've also seen the exact opposite assertion (on other blogs) that the BBC is actually flying the red flag for Jeremy Corbyn. So is the BBC... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Mesquite, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"When Life Throws You a Curve Ball: Embracing Unpredictability"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"When Life Throws You a Curve Ball: Embracing Unpredictability"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When the unexpected happens, you always have your inner core strength which cannot be taken from you. In life, we are always setting goals for ourselves and working to make them happen. This gives us focus and ensures that we use our time and energy efficiently and effectively. It also provides us with a sense of purpose and direction. We know where we are going and what we want to do. But quite often, due to forces outside our control, things do not go as we had planned—the flat tire o... more »

Hours after Russia Strikes U.S.-Backed Syrians, Kerry Shakes Foreign Minister’s Hand

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: SWITZERLAND-UN-RIGHTS-COUNCIL] Secretary of State John Kerry held a joint press conference Wednesday with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, as the Kremlin was planning and executing strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria. "Who did the Russian military strike today?" A journalist asked Lavrov bluntly... more »

Confusion Hangs over Start of U.S.-Russia Military Talks on Syria

Fox News at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Kerry and Lavrov-400] The Obama administration, scrambling to respond to Russia’s air campaign over Syria and Iran’s increased involvement, launched talks Thursday with Moscow military officials amid mounting confusion over the airstrike targets and criticism on Capitol Hill — including one senator mocking... Continue reading *“Confusion Hangs over Start of U.S.-Russia Military Talks on Syria”* at *foxnews.com*.

Putin Falls Into Obama’s Syria Trap. (Or Is It The Other Way Around?)

Seth Weinberger at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
Russia has begun conducting air strikes in Syria, much to consternation of many. But there seems to be some in the Obama Administration who can barely contain their glee at the thought of Putin and Russia getting bogged down in the Syria quagmire: “If he wants to jump into that mess, good luck,” one official […]

Russian Foreign Minister: 'If It Looks Like A Terrorist, Walks Like A Terrorist, If It Fights Like A Terrorist, It's A Terrorist'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN*: *Russia's Lavrov on Syria targets: 'If it looks like a terrorist, walks like a terrorist ...'* (CNN)Russia's airstrikes in Syria "do not go beyond ISIL (ISIS), al Nusra or other terrorist groups recognized by the United Nations Security Council or Russian law," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday. Pushed to define "other terrorist groups," Lavrov said: "If it looks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it's a terrorist, right?" Lavrov was addressing reporters at the U.N. in New York Thurs... more »

Wombat Attack

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 9 hours ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk It's clear that Lynton Crosby is now in charge of the Harper campaign. How else do you explain the prime minister's railing about niqabs in the face of two court rulings? David Krayden writes: Everything is transpiring according to the playbook, and Crosby — who probably can’t believe his luck in landing so soon on one wedge issue in the niqab controversy — is actively looking for other flashpoints to divide the voters. Harper's turning to Crosby is bizarre. But the entire campaign is bizarre: This is... more »

Psychology: "This Prank Proved That Americans Don’t Read Past Headlines"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"This Prank Proved That Americans Don’t Read Past Headlines"* by Heather Callaghan "But it may have proven more. A social media April Fool’s prank spearheaded by NPR in 2014 is, ironically, drawing some reflection. This isn’t one of those frustrating social media psychology tests without the users’ knowledge. It appears to have been a lighthearted joke and a thank you to readers. NPR posed a question with a link: Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore? According to writer Jay Hathaway, commenters squawked: "We totally do, NPR. Shut up. We read all the time. We’re reading your article righ...more »

The Poet: John Clare, "I Am"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
CrazyTalk, "I Am" *“I Am”* "I am— yet what I am none cares or knows; My friends forsake me like a memory lost: I am the self-consumer of my woes— They rise and vanish in oblivious host, Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes; And yet I am, and live— like vapours tossed Into the nothingness of scorn and noise, Into the living sea of waking dreams, Where there is neither sense of life or joys, But the vast shipwreck of my life’s esteems; Even the dearest that I loved the best Are strange— nay, rather, stranger than the rest. I long for scenes where man hath never trod, A place whe... more »

Local Sheriff John Hanlin Discusses Umpqua Community College Shooting

The News-Review at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Umpqua Shooting Sheriff - 400] A gunman opened fire at 10:38 this morning, injuring at least 20 people at Umpqua Community College. Early reports from the scene suggest he may have killed as many as 13 of them. The identities of the shooter and the... Continue reading *“Local Sheriff John Hanlin Discusses Umpqua Community College Shooting”* at *nrtoday.com*.

Violent songs can lead to spicy food, and other lessons we learned from corrected graphic

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A correction to a 2011 paper doesn’t change its main conclusion: Hearing song lyrics about violence — “let the bodies hit the floor,” for example — can prompt aggressive behavior, even more so than violent imagery in music videos. The correction follows an investigation by Macquarie University that found errors in data analysis to be an “honest […] The post Violent songs can lead to spicy food, and other lessons we learned from corrected graphic appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Gives Up On Peace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*NYT:* *Mahmoud Abbas, at U.N., Says Palestinians Are No Longer Bound by Oslo Accords* UNITED NATIONS — Demonstrating a new level of tension with Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority declared on Wednesday that his people were no longer bound by mutual agreements with Israel, including the Oslo Peace Accords, which created the foundation for the Middle East peace process. In his annual General Assembly speech, Mr. Abbas accused Israel of having systematically violated these pacts, which date back two decades and outline security, economic and other arrangem... more »

Frontera NorteSur: Standing Up for the Disappeared: Paso del Norte

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Editor's Note: Today's feature is a chronicle of the whirlwind of protests held in Ciudad Juarez and El Paso the weekend of September 25-27, 2015, on the first anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 Mexican university students. October 1, 2015 Frontera NorteSur Feature Censored News Standing Up for the Disappeared in the Paso del Norte As the first days of fall set descended on

Kiesza - Giant In My Heart

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
All blogged out, so let's have a tune. This was missing from the top 10 tunes of 2014. An error with 'unforgivable' written over it if there ever was one.

U.S. Special Forces Engaged In Fire-Fight During Afghan City Kunduz Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. special forces fired in 'self-defense' during Afghan city offensive* U.S. special forces accompanied and later fought alongside Afghan troops who stormed the northern city of Kunduz on Thursday to wrest back control from Taliban insurgents, the international military coalition in Afghanistan said. A spokesman said the American troops were advisers, but were forced to defend themselves while traveling with Afghan forces on their offensive to retake the first provincial capital to fall to the Taliban since 2001. "U.S. Special Forces advisers, while advising and ass... more »

The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Afghan forces recapture city center amid fierce clashes with Taliban* Afghan troops recaptured the center of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday amid fierce clashes with Taliban militants, three days after losing the provincial capital in a humbling defeat for Kabul and its U.S. allies. Fighting raged in other parts of the city, whose seizure represented a major victory for the insurgents and raised questions over whether NATO-trained Afghan forces were ready to go it alone now most foreign combat troops have left. Residents said soldiers were conductin... more »

Netanyahu Slams U.N.’s ‘Deafening Silence’ on Iran’s Threats

The Jerusalem Post at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on February 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / GALI TIBBON] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, slamming the world body for its indifference to Iranian threats to wipe Israel off the map and for encouraging Palestinian rejectionism. Netanyahu said that... Continue reading *“Netanyahu Slams U.N.’s ‘Deafening Silence’ on Iran’s Threats”* at *jpost.com*.

Plenty of Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood, from a Former PP Director

Des Moines Register at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood10 - 400] No person, no business should view a woman's body as a profit center, yet that is exactly what Planned Parenthood does. As the former director of two Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa, I know first-hand how massive are the profits... Continue reading *“Plenty of Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood, from a Former PP Director”* at *desmoinesregister.com*.

4 Things Planned Parenthood’s President Admitted Under Oath

The Hill at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, September 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the use of taxpayer funding by Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.] Tuesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood was interesting. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards faced direct questioning from Republicans and soft kisses from... more »

Is Iraq Sharing U.S. Intelligence With Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Defense One*: *Pentagon Scrambling to Know What U.S. Secrets Iraq Tells Russia* Iraq’s move to share more intelligence with Russia has Pentagon and lawmakers concerned. Pentagon officials do not know what secrets the Iraqi government may be telling Moscow, after Iraqi leaders unexpectedly entered into an intelligence-sharing agreement with Russia this weekend. The Defense Department’s second-in-command told the Senate on Tuesday the agreement came as a surprise to military intelligence and Pentagon teams are scrambling to make sure classified intelligence from the U.S. does not ... more »

Russian Diplomat: If Baghdad Asks Russia Will Consider Launching Air Strikes Into Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russia says would consider any Iraqi request for air strikes against Islamic State* The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it would consider any request from the Iraqi government to conduct air strikes against Islamic State inside Iraq, but said it had not yet received such an appeal, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. It cited the foreign ministry as saying it would evaluate the "political and military" logic of such a move if a request was forthcoming. *WNU Editor*: If Russia does get involved in the Iraq conflict .... it will not be with the coalition led... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

The Economy: “Sex, Drugs, and Republicans”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Sex, Drugs, and Republicans”* by Bill Bonner PARIS – "We took the Eurostar train back to Paris from London last night. In our wagon was a group of Chinese businessmen. Drinking, laughing… they were a bit uncouth by European standards. But they were having a good time. While we were in London, the cabbies were remonstrating against something – ride-sharing app Uber, we suppose. A dozen cabs must have passed before one stopped to pick us up on our way to St. Pancras railway station. Arriving at the Gare du Nord, we feared something similar. We’ve never seen a line of people we wan... more »

“The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”* by Neal Fox “This video is just a brief introduction to a very serious subject. There are six books listed at the end which will go much further into the subject.” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=18&v=eZJoCfgAEuE

“Question to Millennials: Why Are You Not Mad as Hell Yet?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Question to Millennials: * *Why Are You Not Mad as Hell Yet?”* By Mike Shedlock "Millennials, why are you not angry about... • Having to pay Social Security when it won't be there for you. • Paying exorbitant taxes for public pension handouts and boomer retirements at age 50 for which you receive negative benefits. • Obamacare for which you overpay to support the obese and the nicotine addicts. • Enormous student debt burdens for which you received little benefit. I ask this in response to an email I received from Rich Renza who writes: 'Hello Mish, I'd like to introduce myself as... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
iTS JUSTa warning do not be seriu serious without a goo = reson yes me

Rock Star Says the Elite Have Snuff Parties – Mainstream Media Thinks It’s Fun!

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - By shocking our system with the unimaginable with the ridiculous, the mainstream media makes sure we're never more than spectators in their reality. The post Rock Star Says the Elite Have Snuff Parties – Mainstream Media Thinks It’s Fun! appeared first on Waking Times.

NYT: "Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad"

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 11 hours ago
Anyone remotely interested in the campaign of Carly Fiorina for president ought to first read this biting, yet entirely reasonable column about her by Steven Rattner in the New York Times, where he explains that Mrs. Fiorina was a failure in business: *"Americans should pause on her biggest professional credential for our highest office: a short, disastrous stint atop one of America’s iconic technology companies, Hewlett-Packard. The clearest measure of her performance — and the report card preferred by Wall Street — is H.P.’s stock price, which dropped by 52 percent during her t... more »

Hitting the super model objective

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
When you see them on the screen belive me they are all disorted and they iduvidaly know about thier beauty and most are fasnated that real men would swarm to want them so I am not a model but my wife could be if she was 511 instead of five four and that is the kind of limits that make me sick cause beauty can not be put in a box its everywhere and an women is the most important fact and beauty in love has no false impact so we all should not expect beauty in our relationships casuse it makes no differance to the good of mankind if you and me make a child

Pro-Life Advocate Behind Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Detained in Australia after False Complaints

LifeNews.com at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Troy Newman - 400] American pro-life activist Troy Newman is on the board of directors of the Center for Medical Progress, which is responsible for the series of 10 videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. This week,... Continue reading *“Pro-Life Advocate Behind Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Detained in Australia after False Complaints”* at *lifenews.com*.

Congressional Committee Presses Ahead with Planned Parenthood Investigation

Anika Smith at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Cecile Richards ABC] The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is pressing forward with the congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, requesting additional information from the organization regarding its practice of "fetal tissue donation" after Center for Medical Progress sting videos showed Planned Parenthood... more »

Russian Church Backs Putin’s Syria War as Defending Christians

The Washington Post at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Blessing plan] As the Russian military commenced airstrikes in Syria, another important national institution applauded the intervention. On Wednesday, a statement from the Russian Orthodox Church praised the Russian war effort, describing the mission to fight the jihadists of the Islamic State as a “holy... Continue reading *“Russian Church Backs Putin’s Syria War as Defending Christians”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

BAND OF BROTHERS ( HWH ) #18 / DEFEATING MILITARY RACISM THROUGH LOVE AND FORGIVENESS

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*S**ix Pacific Islanders and combat veterans with PTSD as well as victims of military racism and prejudice face their deepest fears (the fears of their hearts) in Healing The Wounded Heart (Band of Brothers) Workshop # 18. Through the power of love, gratefulness and forgiveness they all discover not only their true authentic self but awaken their closed and wounded hearts in the process: Allen L Roland, PhD* *Everything we have ever wanted is on the other side of fear: Jack Canfield* *In my role as a volunteer heart centered workshop consultant, advisor and coach/... more »

World News Briefs -- October 1, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*VOA*: *US, Russia Military Officials Holding Talks on Syria* The United States and Russia called an emergency teleconference Thursday morning in an effort to avoid firing upon each other as each wages air campaigns in Syria. The conference, including two high-level U.S. defense officials and at least one Russian counterpart, was precipitated by Moscow's launch of airstrikes Wednesday in support of Syria. A Pentagon spokesman confirmed the talks had begun. But the officials' conversation comes amid signs that Russia may be preparing to expand its air operations to neighboring Ira...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 1, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria crisis: Russia and US military to hold talks on air strikes* The US and Russian military will hold talks "as soon as possible" to avoid clashing in Syria, the countries' top diplomats say. Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday. But the US expressed fears the targets were non-IS opponents of Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The US is targeting IS with air strikes in both Syria and Iraq. Nato said there had been little co-ordination by Russia with US-led for... more »

Most Americans Already Know Our Political Elites Are Crooks-- Here's What We Can Do About It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
A few days ago a federal judge ruled that contributions to a SuperPAC are admissible as evidence in a political bribery case, in this instance Robert Menendez's political bribery case. It remains to be seen how the Supreme Court justices who were specifically selected to prevent these kinds of rulings-- Scalia, Roberts, Thomas and Alito-- will eventually prevail and overturn the ruling. They won't be fooling the American people, though. This week Gallup released a poll that isn't going to surprise anyone. Most Americans are quite certain that most members of Congress are corrupt. 5... more »

Murdoch Dumps Klein's Amplify: Stock Worth Minus 42 Cents Per Share

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
After Rupert hired NYC's former chancellor and education profiteer, Joel Klein, News Corps spent a billion dollars to promote Amplify's digital education solution, which amounts to cheap laptops loaded with an endless supply digital worksheets for schoolchildren of the poor. This week Murdoch fired Klein and sold what remains of a busted company, taking a beating in the process. That's what I call a serious feedback issue. From the *Sydney Morning Herald*: Max Mason Published: October 1, 2015 - 4:02PM News Corporation has sold its digital education play Amplify for an undisclos... more »

Millenials: "Why Struggle?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Why Struggle?"* by Karl Denninger "So students are "struggling" with common adult matters, eh? A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over the past five years. Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life. Recent examples mentioned included a student wh... more »

The Economy: “Gregory Mannarino: Greatest Theft in History Coming”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Gregory Mannarino: Greatest Theft in History Coming”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says what is going on in the stock market is way worse than a so-called “correction.” Mannarino explains, “We are definitely going lower. Everything I look at, and there is a lot of material, is pointing lower. This is just the beginning. If we continue on the current trajectory, we are going to see a sell-off in this market that is going to spin people’s heads around. In my opinion, the party is over. There is going to be a terrible price to pay for financial mi... more »

The trouble with Krauss' criticism of TOE

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Nautil.us has published a rant by a fanatic named Lawrence Krauss, The Trouble with Theories of Everything. Most of it is an attempt to explain the important idea that most theories we use in physics are effective theories that are optimized for certain scales – for phenomena whose typical energy or typical length belongs to a certain fuzzily defined interval. It would be great if someone were explaining this important point, an unsung scientific revolution, as Krauss correctly calls it. But he stops short of doing it right – and goes well beyond that, too. The insights about the r... more »

Military Photo of the Day: October 1, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Thunderbirds-900] The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly back from a recent event in Millington, Tenn. Thanks to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for sharing this breathtaking image with the public!

‘Wacko’ Dan Rather Movie: Forged Bush Military Papers Were Real

New York Post/Kyle Smith at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Truth-400] Another climactic moment near the end comes when Topher Grace's researcher character, having been fired by CBS, gives a similarly long and angry speech about how CBS and its then-corporate owner Viacom are simply doing the handiwork of its allies... Continue reading *“‘Wacko’ Dan Rather Movie: Forged Bush Military Papers Were Real”* at *nypost.com*.

A look At How Russia is Conducting Its Airstrikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Anatomy of a Russian airstrike in Syria* After a rapid buildup of equipment and aircraft in Syria, Russian forces began bombing targets across the country Wednesday. What the Russians targeted exactly is unclear. Though Russian President Vladimir Putin has billed Russia’s presence in Syria as strictly anti-terrorist, he has also made no qualms voicing his support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. officials seemed taken aback by the strikes, as Russia and the United States had agreed to meet prior to Russia’s first sortie. Footage from those on the grou... more »

Leftover Meme Day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
Since I spend way more time on Twitter than is healthy for any writer, I often waste even more time conjuring clever little memes that largely go ignored. Many of these don't wind up here at Pottersville. Therefore, since I have a full day planned that'll be devoted to paying bills, doing shopping and continuing my new thriller, *Gods of Our Fathers*, time for blogging will be nonexistent. So here are some memes that I've put up on Twitter and my apologies if you've seen them here.

lots of pretty women have been attractedt to me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
lots of pretty women have been attracted to me but fortunalyl I have a fence its called Maureen and its a gift from the Gods not only is she supermodel beautiful she knows that beneath all my pain I am totally sane Thank the Gods for Maureen she is a woman that went the distance for me many time and not to mention our beautiful children

Sex with boys

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I been in a situation where sex with boys occured and it was great for me but sex with boys is only half said in any equation that needs a female so sex with boys just to be clear is totally hetro thinking about the time I came before the the bra hit the stage Did I bang the French teacher when she moved I can not recall but all I know to this day is when I speak french the only thing I know is amour Everything to me is imagination thats just how I roll and in this world surprisingly it takes it toll when the imagination prints over the native cunning and we end up with reality breaks

Karate Girl

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
when I am dead there will be a smile on face that no one could explain but it would be me thinking of the way you made me feel karate girl

Email: Clinton Had Different Stance on Gay Parents in 2011

National Review at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Secretary Clinton Meets With Egyptian Foreign Minister At The State Department] In September 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton styles herself as a staunch defender of gay rights -- particularly gay parental rights. "I'm proud of you!" she told a gay man last April, after he explained how he and his... Continue reading *“Email: Clinton Had Different Stance on Gay Parents in 2011”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Mohawk Nation News POPSTAR POLITICIANS

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Mohawk Nation News POPSTAR POLITICIANS http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2015/10/01/popstar-politicians/ --

Know Your Rights as a Christian in a Public College

The Gospel Coalition at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: college - 419] As the school year gets underway, many parents, students, teachers, and coaches have questions about what they legally can and cannot do as it relates to their Christian faith. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a non-profit organization that defends the religious liberty of Christians, has... Continue reading *“Know Your Rights as a Christian in a Public College”* at *thegospelcoalition.org*.

FORBIDDEN STORY: In 2006, Ezra Klein told the tale!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015Part 4—He told it exactly once:* This morning, on Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough made a pronouncement. Bill Clinton’s forbidden take is “preposterous,” the rank Clinton-hater said. For our money, Clinton omitted one key part of the story he told on CNN last weekend. Still and all, we strongly disagree with the view of this rank Clinton-hater. We think Bill Clinton’s forbidden story is simply *crawling* with merit. Consider what Ezra Klein wrote, on one occasion, nine long years ago. Klein was still amazingly young—just 21!—when he wrote The American Pros... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On Russia's Air Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*FOX News*: *What now? How to deal with the utter collapse of Obama's Syria-Iraq strategy* A year ago, in response to the growing strength of ISIS and outrage over internet videos of ISIS beheadings, President Obama announced a strategy on Sept. 10, 2014 to “degrade and destroy” ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The president’s four-step plan included: a systemic campaign of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria; increased support to forces fighting ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria, including training and arming moderate Syrian rebels; expanded counterterrorism efforts to weaken ISIS and cut of... more »

With Russia's Involvement In The Syrian Civil War Escalating The Ukraine Conflict Is Now On The Back Pages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Tank crew members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic take part in a military drill outside the urban settlement of Torez in Donetsk region, Ukraine, September 14, 2015. REUTERS/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO *The Guardian:* *As Russia enters war in Syria, conflict in Ukraine begins to wind down* The conflict in Ukraine sees less shelling each week, while hawks and rebel leaders are being told by Moscow to pipe down and toe the line At a highly fortified separatist position near the village of Peski outside Donetsk, the pro-Russia fighters have been getting used to an unusual so... more »

Putin Signs Decree Drafting 150,000 Conscripts Into The Russian Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Putin signs decree drafting 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military... as his fighter jets launch new wave of air strikes in Syria* * Muslim Chechen leader wants 'opportunity' to fight terror group in Syria * Russia blitzed dozens of targets in Syria - but U.S. says none held by ISIS * Moscow foreign minister Lavrov rejected the 'rumours' as 'unfounded' * U.S. was only given hour notice of strikes which killed at least 36 civilians * Russia and the U.S. agree to hold urgent talks to avoid clashes in Syria Vladimir Putin has signed a decree drafting nearly 150,00... more »

“Rigging of the peer-review process” kills parasite paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A paper on nematode parasites appears to have been infected with a nasty strain of a publishing problem known as fake peer review. By our count, the phenomenon has felled approximately 250 papers in total. The affected review, “The important role of matrix metalloproteinases in nematode parasites,” explores a type of enzyme secreted by the parasite. Published […] The post “Rigging of the peer-review process” kills parasite paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Earthquake at Fukushima Daiichi?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
As usual, I checked the cams this morning and today saw what very much looked like an earthquake on the TEPCO 4 cam at October 1 23:39. Although the shaking very much resembled an earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Society doesn't have any events recorded for this specific time (here): In general, conditions at the plant have seemed routine for the last week with emissions visible primarily from unit 3 area

Not knowing reality bites worse than the actual thing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
have you ever met a man who did not get Vada fever I have met a billion women and there is not need for any vacine to deliver Tell me why you picked on me that day to be your guy Cause my stomach is in knots thinking about you all the time knowing its a billion years from reality Supermodel MMA fighters do not descend to my level to say your out of my league is like saying Chris Brown wants to play with Paul Mctney One of these things do not belong and that is me with you so I wonder why why do you do? Many hot women have fallen for thier failed vision of hot steve But I have never go... more »

Reports Are Growing That A Major Syria - Hezbollah - Iran Ground Offensive Against Syrian Rebels Is About To Start

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Assad allies, including Iranians, prepare ground attack in Syria: sources* Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. "The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies," said one of the sources familiar with political and military developments in the conflict. "It is possible that the coming land operations will... more »

Marco Rubio Predicted Russian Air Strikes in Syria

New York Post/John Podhoretz at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Obama - 400] So -- who had the Russians bombing Syria and the Palestinians voiding all deals with Israel in the pool on Tuesday night before going to bed? "News," a coinage of the late Middle Ages, is a shortened version of the... Continue reading *“Marco Rubio Predicted Russian Air Strikes in Syria”* at *nypost.com*.

16 Things That Distinguish Dogs From Wolves

BarkPost at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Czechoslovakian Wolfdog - 400] We all know that dogs were domesticated from wolves, but what exactly are the real differences between them? What traits has the dog left behind, and what ancestral traits still remain? Here’s a rundown of the fascinating differences between dogs... Continue reading *“16 Things That Distinguish Dogs From Wolves”* at *barkpost.com*.

Kerry’s Consequential Gaffe on Russia, Syria

Vox/Max Fisher at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: John Kerry Admits He Writes Emails With the ‘Awareness’ of This ‘Very Likely’ Possibility] Early Wednesday evening in New York, a few hours after Russia’s intervention force in Syria began bombing targets on the ground, Secretary of State John Kerry did something odd: He gave a joint statement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.... Continue reading *“Kerry’s Consequential Gaffe on Russia, Syria”* at *vox.com*.

After U.S. Airstrikes, Afghan Troops Push into Key City

LYNNE O'DONNELL at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: F-16 takes off from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan government forces pushed overnight into the strategic northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban earlier this week, forcing the insurgents to retreat amid heavy street battles that were still underway Thursday. But... more »

Clinton’s Chief of Staff Gave Advice to Clinton Foundation

Politico at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Cheryl Mills] The Clinton Foundation had a direct line to Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff at the State Department, seeking her advice on lucrative speaking invitations for former President Bill Clinton outside of the department's normal ethics process, according to emails... Continue reading *“Clinton’s Chief of Staff Gave Advice to Clinton Foundation”* at *politico.com*.

A Look At What Russia's Military Can Do In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Jonathan Marcus, BBC:* *Syria: What can Russia's air force do?* This is the first Russian military operation beyond the boundaries of the former Soviet Union since the end of the Cold War. But the US and its coalition partners have already conducted over 7,000 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against the so-called Islamic State. And even on the most optimistic assessment their impact has been limited. IS is contained but in no sense defeated. So why should Russia be able to do any better? Russia of course is restricting its strikes to Syria. Its initial combat missions suggest that... more »

Is U.S. Policy And Strategy On Syria Now In Disarray Because Of Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov hold strained press conference to announce 'deconfliction' talks - hours after Russia gave the US just an hour to get out the way of its Syria strikes* * Two countries faced off at the United Nations Security Council meeting * U.S. Secretary of State told council Russian warning was being ignored * Afterwards, Kerry and Russia's Foreign Minister said it was 'constructive' * Kerry said U.S. and Russian militaries could hold talks as early as tomorrow to ensure they do not inadvertently come into conflict * Also addressed concerns Russian jet... more »

Fishing Excerpts and Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
[image: LanyuDanno_2015_1] *Fishing boats in Houbihu harbor* The EU threatens Taiwan with sanctions for overfishing: The European Union is threatening to take trade action against Taiwan and the Comoros if they do not contain within six months illegal and unregulated fishing, which is a major contributor to the depletion of key commercial stocks which reminded me that I wanted to post on this. This journal article on Taiwan fishing boats and safety observes that overfishing has increased the risk to Taiwanese fishing boats...: According to Taiwanese fisheries regulations, the capta... more »

Who Is Russia Targeting In Its Air Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russian warplanes target insurgents in Syria but not Islamic State* Russian jets launched a second day of air strikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting areas held by an insurgent alliance that includes a group linked to al Qaeda, but not the Islamic State militants Moscow said it had hit. Russia said it had launched eight air strikes with Sukhoi warplanes overnight, hitting four Islamic State targets. However, the areas where it said the strikes took place are not held by Islamic State. Al-Mayadeen, a pro-Damascus television channel, said jets carried out at least 30 st... more »

CNBC GOP Debate: Higher Qualifying Threshold May Relegate Huckabee, Christie, Paul to Undercard

CNBC at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: SIMI VALLEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Republican presidential candidates stand onstage during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California.] CNBC announced Wednesday that candidates must have an average of at least 3% among recognized national polls in order to participate in their primetime debate on Oct. 28. Candidates who can’t clear 3% will be relegated to the undercard debate.... Continue reading *“CNBC GOP Debate: Higher Qualifying Threshold May Relegate Huckabee, Christie, Paul to Undercard”* at *money.cnn.com*.

Massive Global Cooling Process Discovered as Paris Climate Deal Looms

The Register at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: climate change - 400] As world leaders get ready to head to Paris for the latest pact on cutting CO2 emissions, it has emerged that there isn’t as much urgency about the matter as had been thought. A team of top-level atmospheric chemistry boffins from... Continue reading *“Massive Global Cooling Process Discovered as Paris Climate Deal Looms”* at *theregister.co.uk*.

Why the Media Lost its Mind When Kim Davis Met Pope Francis

The Week/Michael Brendan Dougherty at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: KIMDAVIS_POPE_3] There’s very little evidence that Pope Francis knows the details about Kim Davis. It’s unclear if he has much to say about her stand against issuing licenses for same-sex marriages in Kentucky’s Rowan County, her subsequent jail time, or even... Continue reading *“Why the Media Lost its Mind When Kim Davis Met Pope Francis”* at *theweek.com*.

House Passes Bill to Help States Defund Planned Parenthood

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Abortion Planned Parenthood protestors] The House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow states to withhold Medicaid funding to health groups that perform abortions, in what is the latest attempt to strip Planned Parenthood of government funds. Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah and New Hampshire have... more »

Russia Continues Air Strikes In Syria For A Second Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Russia Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria for 2nd Day* BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a second day of raids in Syria, Russian warplanes carried out a new round of airstrikes on Thursday in the northwestern province of Idlib that targeted not the Islamic State but a rival insurgent coalition, according to accounts from some journalists and activists. Al Mayadeen, a Lebanon-based news channel that leans toward the Syrian government, reported that Russia was targeting “a known list of terrorist organizations” that it had agreed on with the Syrian Army. Mostapha al-Nayrab, an an... more »

Large Drop In Casualties In Iraq 4th Wk Of Sep, But Figures Not Reliable

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
In the fourth week of September 2015 attacks remained largely the same as the previous month, but there was a dramatic drop in the number of dead and wounded. One reason might have been the Eid holiday and the increased security precautions. At the same time many papers closed down for most of the week, which meant a lot of violence went unreported. This was another example of how casualties have stopped being a reliable measure of the security situation in Iraq since the summer of 2014 because of censorship and government propaganda. There were 128 attacks in the media from Septe... more »

Free Planet's Sunday morning Facebook meme-art set three

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 14 hours ago
I've done a couple of these: Free Planet's Sunday morning Facebook meme-art set one Free Planet's Sunday morning Facebook meme-art set two this is the third one, and I've been a bit busy since the first two, and it's not even Sunday yet...

2001: An Alchemical Spatial Odyssey

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - Stanley Kubrick's journey into space was a breakthough in film, but what does it say about the human condition? The post 2001: An Alchemical Spatial Odyssey appeared first on Waking Times.

Unsubstantiated claims about common core tests

skrashen at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Sent to US News, October 1. Contrary to Scott Sargrad's claims ("Tests can be golden," September 30), there is no evidence that the common core tests are a "more rigorous and honest look at students' performance." All the recent California results showed is that the new tests are harder. As education expert Alfie Kohn has repeatedly pointed out, harder does not necessarily mean better. There is also no evidence for Sargard's claim that passing the common core high school test means a student is better prepared for college. No study has been done showing a correlation between common... more »

Donald Trump interview with Don Lemon on CNN...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*"we're resonating with the people."* Did CNN do better than Fox? Hmmmmmmmmm...

bullshit fountians of reality distorting know how

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago
Bullshit fountains stream shit to our lizard brains constantly and no mind is exempt your going to have a shitfaced mind even if your not drunk no one is exempt Have you ever seen a crowd undulate in Africa and been amazed at how a billion people could react spontaneously to just one chord and now you know how deadly a three chord can be if you want to program the lizard brain It took me one day and one night and I got married just the same but was it fair for me to program her I am the only one who can judge if that was insane I program everyone who surrounds me and they have ... more »

The bullshit that has runied our world and sadly its true

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Bullshit fountains stream shit to our lizard brains constantly and no mind is exempt your going to have a shitfaced mind even if your drunk no one is exempt Have you ever seen a crowd undulate in Africa and been amazed at how a billion people could react spontaneously to just one chord and now you know how deadly a three chord can be if you want to program the lizard brain It took me one day and one night and I got married just the same but was it fair for me to program her I am the only one who can judge if that was insane I program everyone who surrounds me and they have no an... more »

Whither, Wang. =UPDATED=

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*Agnes from Malaysia speeds past an old building in Ershui.* The China Times (via KMT media organ translation) reports that the KMT will not change the Party List Rulz [WARNING: MAY CONTAIN RULES-LIKE SUBSTANCE] to keep current Speaker Wang Jin-pyng on the list of legislators who get seats if the KMT does well in the election... The KMT is starting its nomination process for its at-large legislators on the party list. Some are wondering whether the KMT would revise its party rules to accommodate *Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), who has been elected on the KMT’s party list ... more »

U.S. Pulls Its Spies Out Of China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN*:* U.S. pulls spies from China after hack* The United States is pulling spies from China as a result of a cyberattack that compromised the personal data of 21.5 million government workers, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The U.S. suspects that Chinese hackers were behind the breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which exposed the fingerprints of 5.6 million government employees. Because the stolen data includes records on State Department employees, the hackers could, by process of elimination, identify embassy personnel who are actually intelligence agents. Empl... more »

Teachers Rebel against Their Union’s Planned Clinton Endorsement

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Members of the country's largest teachers union are revolting against the union's plan to officially endorse Hillary Clinton within the next few days. Many argue the group should endorse Bernie Sanders, or stay out of the endorsement game altogether. The National Education Association... more »

The Pope and the Predators

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
My Pope balloon had already begun to deflate days before the news burst that Pope Francis (or his Vatican minions, or his Vatican enemies) sneaked homophobia poster girl Kim Davis across a phalanx of armed militia guarding his Washington embassy digs for a private, top-secret embrace with him. At first it looked as though the story of the Pope's meeting with the Kentucky clerk who went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was either made up out of holy cloth, or wildly exaggerated by her own handlers. But then the Vatican grudgingly admitted that not only ... more »

Securitization Forum: End, or Beginning?

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
Cai’s post brings to an end our two week exploration of securitization theory and its scholarly audience in the United States and elsewhere. We thank all of the distinguished contributors for generously donating their time and energy to this project. This has been an extraordinary experience for us and we hope the Duck community has […]

Danish neuroscientist sentenced by court for lying about faked experiments

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
In a rare development, neuroscientist Milena Penkowa has been sentenced by a Danish court for faking data. The ruling, from the Copenhagen City Court, resulted from Penkowa’s publication of her 2003 thesis describing experiments that she never carried out. The court “placed weight” on the fact that she didn’t just commit fraud, but “systematically supplied false information” to avoid […] The post Danish neuroscientist sentenced by court for lying about faked experiments appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Edward Snowden Has Joined Twitter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Can you hear me now? — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015 *FOX News:* *Edward Snowden hits 1 million Twitter followers* NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has racked up more than a million Twitter followers, just 24 hours after making his debut on the micro-blogging site. Snowden, who posted his first tweet Tuesday, had amassed 1.03 million followers by late Wednesday morning. The former NSA contractor was following just one Twitter account - @NSAGov. “Meanwhile, a thousand people at Fort Meade just opened Twitter,” he quipped Tuesday, referring to the NSA’s headquarters ... more »

Bail is not jail

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
R v Ijam, 2007 ONCA 597, [2007] O.J. No. 3395, at paras. 36-37: Fourth, I do not accept the proposition that bail, even with stringent conditions, and pre-trial custody are to be regarded as equivalents in every case. Put bluntly, bail is not jail. Bail is what an accused person desires to stay out of jail. That is because, at a practical, common sense level known to all accused persons, the pith and substance of bail is liberty, whereas the essence of jail is a profound loss of liberty.

GOP Anarchists Put Off Their Next Government Shutdown 'Til Just Before Christmas-- Very Sick People

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday the Senate-- and then the House-- voted to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open at least until December 11. Every Democrat in the Senate and every Democrat in the House voted yes, of course. And in the Senate, where it passed 78-20, all but 20 extreme right nihilist Republicans and infantile anarchist Republicans voted in favor, despite Ted Cruz's lament about shutting the whole thing down. These were the 20 who voted to shut the government down: *•* Roy Blunt (R-MO) *•* John Boozman (R-AR) *•* Richard Burr (R-MC) *•* Dan Coats (R-IN) *•* Tom Cot... more »

Easy Jedi Costume

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
We are that family. Halloween is almost a religion in our house. It didn't use to be. I have never liked dressing up for Halloween and stopped the second I couldn't go trick-or-treating, then when our first daughter was born everything changed. She is obsessed with Halloween. You could take away Christmas, but don't you dare think about messing with Halloween. She begged us to dress up with her as the Avengers a few years ago and we actually had a ton of fun. Since then, I spend more than a month prepping our family costumes. This year, Star Wars Costumes. I am being Darth Vader, ... more »

Is the European Union About to Disintegrate?

The Spectator at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Euroscepticism] Europhiles have warned us for years of the dangers of Britain leaving the EU. But all the while a different spectre has crept up on their other flank: which is that even if the UK votes to stay in the... Continue reading *“Is the European Union About to Disintegrate?”* at *new.spectator.co.uk*.

What No One Seems to Know about Ted Cruz’s Past

PJ Media at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz Smile and Wave - 400] In his first significant leadership role -- as president of the Screen Actors Guild -- Ronald Reagan fought communist influence in Hollywood and prevailed in a tough contract negotiation. In his first command -- as a captain during the Black... Continue reading *“What No One Seems to Know about Ted Cruz’s Past”* at *pjmedia.com*.

Most Of The World's Refugees Are Too Poor To Travel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Most Syrian refugees are just too poor to flee to Europe* BEIRUT — Images of his countrymen streaming into Europe inspired Bassem al-Alyan to make the journey. But like many other Syrian refugees, he faces a significant obstacle. Alyan is too poor to go. Last month, he said, he paid a smuggler $1,500 that he managed to raise by selling his children’s beds, his pregnant wife’s jewelry and their refrigerator. After he and his sickly son reached Germany, the plan was to bring over the rest of the family from a destitute refugee camp in Lebanon’s capital. But it... more »

If Women Ruled the World – Is a Matriarchal Society the Solution?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Steve Taylor *- Our culture would look a lot different if we shifted to a matriarchal society. The post If Women Ruled the World – Is a Matriarchal Society the Solution? appeared first on Waking Times.

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Giant king crabs the latest threat from global warming* *Could be tasty!* King crabs may be poised to conquer the Antarctic as a result of global warming, scientists have warned. The creatures could soon be disturbing delicately balanced Antarctic marine ecosystems, where they have not played a role in tens of millions of years, according to a new study. Rising temperatures of the ocean west of the Antarctic peninsula should make an invasion of king crabs possible within the next several decades, say the researchers. Lead author Professor Richard Aronson, from Florida Institut... more »

Walking in Managua: Pedestrian tips from the front line

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 16 hours ago
My walk to work is quite a bit longer this time in Managua, about an hour each way. It gives me more time to reflect on all the ways I could be killed in traffic. Managua certainly doesn’t have the craziest traffic I’ve ever had to walk through; I have, after all, lived to tell the tale of crossing the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. But fresh from a summer wandering along the coddled streets of Victoria, Managua is quite enough crazy for me at the moment. So herewith, a few words of advice for those who would be pedestrians in a busy Central American city: *Cars... more »

Bernie Sanders Pulls in Nearly as Much Cash This Quarter as Clinton

LISA LERER & KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is offering Hillary Rodham Clinton an unexpected challenge in the race for primary campaign money this quarter as he collected nearly as much money from small donations as the Democratic front-runner has from big-dollar donors.... more »

Russia Says it Targets Not Just Islamic State in Syria

NATALIYA VASILYEVA & LORI HINNANT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Syria airstrike] MOSCOW (AP) -- Reacting to criticism that it is targeting opponents of the Syrian government, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on Thursday that Russia’s airstrikes in Syria are targeting not only Islamic State militants but also other... more »

Carson a 2016 Fundraising Juggernaut

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson] RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) -- She had never before given more than a few hundred dollars to a politician. But two weeks ago, Jacquelyn Monroe, a single mother who plays the piano for a living, decided to raise $100,000 for Ben... more »

Putin .... telling the *truth* .....can you hear it, handle it, absorb it? 

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
Elizabeth M Putin .... telling the **truth** .....can you hear it, handle it, absorb it? 

GAIA PORTAL: Stereoscopes have illumined the Fields of View

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Stereoscopes have illumined the Fields of View* by ÉirePort Stereoscopes have illumined the Fields of View. Partners of contrastings keep faith-centers. Heaviness of the Land Lords passes inspection no more. Harbingers of the Hue-Light come to the fore. Celebrations are viewed in the distance. "The distance" is here. ÉirePort | September 30, 2015 at 08:08 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vD

Cuba’s Netflix, Hulu and Spotify — Without the Internet

Vox at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Dany el paquette] In Cuba there is barely any internet. Anything but the state-run TV channels is prohibited. Publications are limited to the state-approved newspapers and magazines. This is the law. But in typical Cuban fashion, the law doesn’t stop a vast underground... Continue reading *“Cuba’s Netflix, Hulu and Spotify — Without the Internet”* at *vox.com*.

A Survival Guide for Christians at Secular Colleges

The Intercollegiate Review/John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Study: Daily Marijuana Use Among College Students at Highest Rate in 35 Years] If you're an orthodox believer at a mainstream college, you don't need me to tell you that you feel like an oddball, maybe even besieged. Your professors and most of your peers would treat your most deeply held beliefs with... Continue reading *“A Survival Guide for Christians at Secular Colleges”* at *intercollegiatereview.com*.

Citing Pope Francis, Democrat Introduces Bill Offering Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

Breitbart at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Luis-Gutierrez-AP] Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) says illegal immigrants should not be barred from Obamacare. Gutierrez says access to Obamacare is a moral imperative for all, regardless of legal status. He's introduced legislation that would expand access to President Obama's signature healthcare law... Continue reading *“Citing Pope Francis, Democrat Introduces Bill Offering Obamacare to Illegal Aliens”* at *breitbart.com*.

Hurricane Joaquin Could Add to Rainy Mess along East Coast

JONATHAN DREW at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hurricane Joaquin NASA] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) --?? Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms that could cause power outages and close roads in a region already walloped by rain. Hurricane Joaquin’s approach could intensify the... more »

Clinton Private Account Targeted in Russia-Linked Email Scam

BRADLEY KLAPPER, JACK GILLUM & STEPHEN BRAUN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show. It is unclear whether she was fooled into clicking any...more »

House Report: Planned Parenthood Spent Millions on ‘Blowout’ Parties, Travel, Salaries

Fox News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, September 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the use of taxpayer funding by Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.] Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have spent millions in recent years on “blowout” parties, first-class travel and “lucrative” salaries, according to a report from the chairman of the House oversight committee. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, ... more »

Oklahoma Gets Wrong Execution Drug, Delays Lethal Injection

SEAN MURPHY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Oklahoma execution Richard Glossip Lethal Injection] McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip was just minutes away from his scheduled lethal injection, stripped of all his belongings in a holding cell just a few feet from the state’s death chamber, when he learned... more »

We Have a New Way to Stop Superbugs. Maybe.

Foreign Policy at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: iChip] Kim Lewis collects dirt. For the past decade, he and his colleagues--all scientists in Massachusetts--have asked friends and family around the United States to send them 1-gallon Ziploc bags of backyard soil. It might not seem like much, but it... Continue reading *“We Have a New Way to Stop Superbugs. Maybe.”* at *foreignpolicy.com*.

No Shutdown: Congress Approves Bill to Keep Government Open

Andrew Taylor at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: No Shutdown: Congress Approves Bill to Keep Government Open] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open -- but with no assurance there won’t be yet another shutdown showdown in December. Democrats... more »

Post VW Love

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 hours ago
I have so many things I want to tell you but do not know how to say so I put down words on a blog hopping it will not drive love away in a big diesel Audi SUV I see you freaking out by my emissions standard after all I will be long dead before our prodigy will be staggered So VW I have to tell you I have fallen out of love with you Tell me why Tell me why you lied so hard to me There is something essentially fucked up about mankind we devise new systems but they fail like we are blind in a world full of colour and that colour should be black and white if the capitalist system is... more »

Bruce Lee Like Water

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago

Anti-diesel hysteria emulates witch hunts in Salem, MA

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*HTTPS*: a technical detail: Blogger.com allowed me to activate https://motls.blogspot.com/ and I did so. The HTTPS URLs are no longer redirected; they are safe. Some widgets may be missing in HTTPS but I guess no one will miss those. ;-) HTTP works as it did before. This text is a continuation of the Volkswagen story. Petrol engines and diesel engines are comparably important. In the U.S., diesel isn't too popular but in Europe, the percentage of diesel engines in newly sold vehicles has actually surpassed 50%. The fuel economy of the diesel engines has traditionally been better ... more »

Diesel cars are 'killing people', says former Labour minister per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34407670 is a masterpiece of BBC think. I can picture a modern day Winston Smith consulting a guide to see what he can say and what he can't. 'Tony Blair's Labour government made a mistake in promoting diesel cars as they are now "killing people", former science minister Lord Drayson has said.' Nice differentiation of Tony Blair's Labour government from a real Labour government. 'In 2001, the then Chancellor Gordon Brown introduced lower vehicle tax for diesel cars, on the grounds that they were less polluting.' That these gro... more »

Russia Strikes In Syria: Beware Of The Liars In The Media Spinning Falsehoods!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 19 hours ago
YES! Finally after 4 years of the American/Israeli brutal "civil war" against the innocent nation of Syria, Russia has stepped into the fray, and as of yesterday has launched some 20 air strikes against the fraud "ISIS" positions in and around the Syrian city of Homs.. To me, this is a major turning point in that entire conflict and shows that the Russians have had enough of the American and Israeli sick game known as "ISIS"....The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has stated clearly that they would not allow their ally, Syria, to be destroyed by that fraud "terrorist" group... more »

Sept. 30: connecting the dots.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 19 hours ago
It started with news story I read about Harper's decision to build a multimilliondollar monument in Ottawa to victims of communism. It would be aimed, in particular, at Chinese and Russian victims. Well, okay. All victims deserve to be remembered. And Mao Zedong and Stalin certainly had a lot of victims. Then I watched an old movie - “55 Days at Peking”. It's set in China of just over a century ago when there was a Chinese rebelliion against western capitalists who dominated the port cities of eastern China to control the nation's trade. Over the years, western armies had pretty muc... more »

Best Wishes To Dear Abby & Family - Another Sacrificed On The Alter Of Bad Medicine & Science

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Thank you so much for the add... My daughter Abby, here in the middle in the wheelchair became sick with a very high fever after her 9 month immunizations. She was diagnosed at age 2 with mitochondria disease. I found a group of holistic, naturopathic doctors, with a few MDs. They did tons of tests and determined she had had a reaction to one or more of her shots that had caused a virus in her cells. Of course her ped said that wasnt true. They never expected her to live long but thanks to my group with all kinds of therapies, holistic treatments and our chiropractor, she began t... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( October 1 , 2015 ) ...... Greece Updates ( Political and economic items of note - comprehensive round up ) ..... European and Asia Updates ( Manufacturing & PMI Data Out - Broadly disappointing across Europe , as data generally shows slippage , if not outright contraction ( with the exception of France which has returned to expansion territory ) , Asia Data generally disappointing , as well. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Evening wrap...... Europe..... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours agoBerlin, Germany Bye bye status of world currency: Euro constitutes 20.5% of glob reserves from 28% in 09. In 2Q € holdings fell $65b [image: Embedded image permalink] fred walton Retweeted *Proper Greek Analyst* ‏@countergreek 4h4 hours ago Portugal Elections: PP Coehlo cites #Greece’s far-left government as an example of how not to resolve a debt crisis http://www. politico.eu/article/portugal-elections-we-dont-want-to-be-greece/ … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4h 4 ho... more »

Five Most Popular Posts in September

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
September's most-read five were ... 1. Lessons of the Labour Leadership Campaigns 2. A Note on Jeremy Corbyn and *Panorama* 3. Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Jez 4. Sociology Meets Piggate 5. Jeremy Corbyn and the European Union If it wasn't for revelations of a porcine character, Jezmania would have made a straight sweep of this month's rankings. Though interestingly, it was the review of each of the leadership campaigns that pulled down the numbers. Proof that the (relatively) serious and long-winded can do the business when required. And this is probably how it will be forever now. ... more »

Free Planet finds Religion?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
it's true, last night I put my hands together in prayer, and I prayed a PRAYER FOR LIBERATION. I prayed for something like a massive asteroid or meteor or cometary impact that would slam into this ruined corporate scrapheap and CLEANSE THIS INSANE SHITHOLE of a world. The G2F or Global Gaming Factions (of all flavour, *even Free Planet*) are too amoral, too up their own arse, to see or appreciate or empathise with the 'error of man's ways' and no solution, other than the one heartfelt prayed-for prayer of Celestial Liberation, will help revert this planet back to its natural stat... more »

US Complains As Russia Bombs its Terrorists

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*October 1, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The New York Times in its recent article, "Russians Strike Targets in Syria, but Not ISIS Areas," attempts to frame Russia's recent actions in Syria as dishonest and dangerous. It reports: *Russian aircraft carried out a bombing attack against Syrian opposition fighters on Wednesday, including at least one group trained by the C.I.A., eliciting angry protests from American officials and plunging the complex sectarian war there into dangerous new territory.* This of course would only make Russia's actions dishonest or dangerous if groups ... more »

Alice Embree : Democracy and the frog in the well

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 22 hours ago
If our democracy makes your eyes glaze over, Chile offers a refresher course on the possibility of change. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2015 A frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean. … finish reading Alice Embree : Democracy and the frog in the well

Kissinger And Corbyn - A Tale Of Two Men

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 22 hours ago

Academic Calls for a Return to Eugenics (to Battle Global Warming)

William M Briggs at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Eugenics congress logo - 900] The Big Push on global warming has begun. At the recent opening of the UN General Assembly many world leaders, including Pope Francis, signaled their commitment to that body's "Agenda for Sustainable Development" and stressed the necessity to reach planetary-wide agreement... more »

GOP Candidates Should Look to Coolidge for Their Tax Plans

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Calvin Coolidge, Mrs. Coolidge and Senator Curtis - 900] The White House Historical Association is promoting a Christmas ornament honoring our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. This summer, Coolidge was added to the “racing presidents” feature at Washington Nationals home games, in which mascots representing past presidents sprint down the sideline. The club even gave... more »

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is Brit series about romance between two 70-year-olds

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
British national treasure Sir Derek Jacobi and veteran actress Anne Reid shine in this wonderfully written six-episode comedy-drama. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 30, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is Brit series about romance between two 70-year-olds

Remember When Patrick Murphy Voted With His Republican Pals To Undermine Obamacare?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Patrick Murphy was a lifelong Republican who maxed out in contributions to Mitt Romney and then-Republican Charlie Crist but switched party registration four months before running for Congress as a "Democrat." Predictably-- *very* predictably-- since getting into Congress, he's amassed one of the most Republican voting records of any Democrat in the House. Less predictably, the DSCC-- namely Wall Street whore Chuck Schumer-- has recruited him to run for the open Marco Rubio Senate seat, as a way of pacifying banksters who are angry at the DSCC because of efforts by Elizabeth Warr... more »

Mojave Desert Natives Expose Dark Side of Solar

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
By Robert Lundahl robert@studio-rla.com "Who Are My People?" Debuts at Three Film Festivals When Green is Not Sustainable: Native Elders Fight Energy Development on Sacred Lands in the West "Who Are My People?" by documentary filmmaker, Robert Lundahl, poses a conundrum for audiences. How can energy plants proposed to mitigate atmospheric carbon and fight climate change be so

How Divorce Scars Kids, As Told to Children

The Catholic Thing at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Fairy Tale] I have been thinking lately about marriage and annulments, and our Lord's command that we should go forth to seek the one lost sheep that has wandered in the desert, far from the ninety-nine. I believe in that command with... Continue reading *“How Divorce Scars Kids, As Told to Children”* at *thecatholicthing.org*.

Australia Bans American Pro-lifer, Prevents Him Traveling in U.S. Too

Operation Rescue at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: persecution] Denver, Colorado -- Right now, Troy Newman should be on his way to Australia to for a speaking tour on pro-life issues. But due to viciously false accusations brought by Australian pro-abortion activists and news media that Newman supports violence... Continue reading *“Australia Bans American Pro-lifer, Prevents Him Traveling in U.S. Too”* at *operationrescue.org*.

Securitization Forum: Back on Tour With the Copenhagen School – Better to Travel Than Arrive

Cai Wilkinson at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
A full twelve posts in to the forum, the question posed by Jarrod and Eric about why securitization theory’s travels in the US have been so pedestrian compared to its extensive tour schedule in Europe and elsewhere has already been explored from a considerable number of angles, with various diagnoses made. Details differ, but the […]

Teachers will give inches that quickly add up to miles.

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
Few things in any given teacher’s career will make the ceding of ground more obvious than new administration. We’ve had three principals in as many years. Our school has struggled mightily all three of those years. Each new regime promises to turn the screws on us teachers by adding new meetings or initiatives, most of […]

Count Day is coming.

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
In our District, we are encouraging all students to be present and accounted for on a specific day because they will literally be counted. As I overheard someone say, “This is how we get paid.” Someone will come in and count all of our students to ensure we’ve enrolled all who we said we enrolled […]

DARPA: Creating the Ultimate Super Soldier With Brain Implants

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
*Better Listen Up - tell your friends, especially those with family members of the age to join the military . . they WILL become cyborgs in the very near future* from *Level9News.com* In it's never ending quest to gain superiority on the battlefield, DARPA has a new tool—--the minds of human soldiers. DARPA is expanding beyond weapons and robotics into brain mapping for the use of artificial neural networks via implantation of electronic neural circuitry directly into human brain tissue. .... Links: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_by_number_of_neurons theguardian.com/scienc...more »

Oops! How do you suppose all those KrispyKrony meetings disappeared from the Port Authority calendar?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Ah yes, "Fly the friendly skies of United."* *"Two current or former federal prosecutors, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to discuss this case, said if the entries were deliberately hidden, 'it's evidence of guilt.'" 'Concealment is inconsistent with an innocent frame of mind,' said one prosecutor."* *-- from WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein's* "Port Authority Hid Records of Christie Appointee's Meetings With United" *by Ken* In this presidential season Republicans have become so enamored of the Three "I"s -- ignorance, imbecility, and ignorance -... more »

Musical Interlude: Georg Deuter, “Lavender Fields”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Georg Deuter, “Lavender Fields” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu6JlQiolMA

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Continuum”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Continuum” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGHm7-uNOQU&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What will become of these galaxies? Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies collide, a large galaxy eats a much smaller galaxy. In this case, however, the two galaxies are quite similar, each being a sprawling spiral with expansive arms and a compact core. As the galaxies advance over the next tens of millions of years, their component stars are unlikely to collide, although new stars will form in the bunching of gas caused by gravitational tides. *Click image for larger... more »

"Chromaradio: Choose Your Own Musical Interludes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Our purpose is to offer a wide range of music selections that fit any style. Ranging between Greek and international mainstream hits, New Age, the sounds of nature, smooth jazz, Soul and Christmas. You just click on the icon representing the stream you want to listen. A pop-up window with flash player will appear to your screen. Music will play automatically. If not you can click on the icons below. A file will be downloaded to your windows, Mac OS or linux based PC. Double click the downloaded file (for example playlist-1.asx.asf) and your player will start play the stream. For mo... more »

Chet Raymo, "Starlight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Starlight"* by Chet Raymo "Poor Calvin is overwhelmed with the vastness of the cosmos and no small dose of existential angst. He is not the first, of course. Most famously the 17th-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal wailed his own despair: "I feel engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces whereof I know nothing and which know nothing of me. I am terrified...The eternal silence of these infinite spaces alarms me." And he didn't know the half of it. Not so long ago we imagined ourselves to be the be-all and end-all of creation, at the center of a cosmos made expressly for... more »

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Even in our darkest times, there are seeds of light within ourselves, we need only call them forward. Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the other side knows that even in that darkness, seeds of light can be found. Often their tendrils reach out of the gloom and into the daylight alongside the journeyer who emerges from that deep sorrow. When we find ourselves in a place of despair, it can help us to know this, so that we don’t give up. We can stop, take a deep breath, and remind... more »

World’s most libertarian sport: Grand Final this Saturday! #AFLFinals

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Yes, folks, instead of just watching NZ push around the fatties from Georgia this weekend, you get to enjoy the Grand Final of the world’s most libertarian sport, the culmination of the AFL year! Watch it live on Skysport, on TVNZ’s Freeview 13, on WatchAFL, or you can get down to one of functions in NZ’s main centres where there’ll be bar tabs, BBQs and drink specials throughout the afternoon. Wellington: Five Stags, Dixon St, Wellington Christchurch: Redwood Tavern, Redwood. Dunedin: The Terrace Bar, 6 The Octagon, Dunedin. And in *Auckland*, you can join me and Auckland’s AAFL ... more »

Deluded, deranged, defeated [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
If you’re feeling a little aggrieved that I’ve had to apply comment moderation here for only the second time in the blog’s ten-year history, settle back and understand the reason why. By way of example, and frankly for your own reading amusement, I have to share with you just some of the bleatings of madness—i.e, just a few of the many, many interjections from one particular loon posting from L.A. over the last two weeks who’s been commenting continually, spamming the comments (or trying to), with no hope of the spam ever rising to the surface and being published. (White supremaci... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Walk"* "My eyes already touch the sunny hill. going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has inner light, even from a distance- and changes us, even if we do not reach it, into something else, which, hardly sensing it, we already are; a gesture waves us on answering our own wave... but what we feel is the wind in our faces." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Predatory journals published 400,000 papers in 2014: Report

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
The number of so-called “predatory” open-access journals that allegedly sidestep publishing standards in order to make money off of article processing charges has dramatically expanded in recent years, and three-quarters of authors are based in either Asia or Africa, according to a new analysis from BMC Medicine.* The number of articles published by predatory journals spiked […] The post Predatory journals published 400,000 papers in 2014: Report appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Dr. Masaru Emoto Believed that Water is ‘Something Not of This Earth’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Buck Rogers* - Could the hidden message in water be something like, 'look upward to find your home?' The post Dr. Masaru Emoto Believed that Water is ‘Something Not of This Earth’ appeared first on Waking Times.

The Destruction of California

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 1 day ago
Raymond Dasmann (1919–2002) was a professor of conservation biology, and the author of many books. The poor fellow suffered from a devastating mental disturbance known as rationality, a condition that affects dozens of people in the civilized world. He frequently experienced painful attacks of foresight and common sense. Living in California, he was on the front line of the world war against the planet, an ecological blitzkrieg. “When this war is finally won, the consequences will be as severe and irreversible as though we had fought a nuclear war,” he said. Dasmann was born in... more »

Poll: Trump Still Top, Fiorina, Carson Next, Rubio Grabs #4 Spot

USA Today at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 400] WASHINGTON -- Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has strengthened his lead at the top of the USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll while two other outsider candidates, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, have gained ground over rivals with electoral experience. Jeb Bush, who two months ago was second to Trump in the... Continue reading *“Poll: Trump Still Top, Fiorina, Carson Next, Rubio Grabs #4 Spot”* at *usatoday.com*.

HEY PURPLE LIBRARY GUY!!!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago
email me. I just want to share an observation with you.

What it Means That Pope Francis Met Kim Davis

Crux/John Allen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pope Francis__400] If anyone suspected that Pope Francis didn't really mean the strong words he spoke on religious freedom last week in the United States - that he was phoning it in, while his real concerns were elsewhere - claims that he held a... Continue reading *“What it Means That Pope Francis Met Kim Davis”* at *cruxnow.com*.

Desperate Western And Gulf Media Falsely Accuse Russia of Targeting Invisible Moderate Forces In Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Marvel at the propaganda and lies. And then laugh at it.* *An excerpt from, "Russia begins Syria air strikes in its biggest Mideast intervention in decades" Reuters, September 30, 2015: * Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, plunging the four-year-old civil war into a volatile new phase as President Vladimir Putin moved forcefully to stake out influence in the unstable region. Moscow's assertion that it had hit Islamic State militants was immediately disputed by the United States and rebels on the ground. The attacks... more »

Russia in Syria.... Putin didn't blink

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
It's definitely becoming a very interesting week my friends.... Very interesting indeed. There is a lot going on, all over, but THIS piece is one of the most important to watch. First we start with yesterdays news. First off, this video is VITAL to watch. THIS is NOTICE. From my facebook post: EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!!! This is VITALLY important. For those that are REFUSING to look at what is REALLY happening right now in this world- you NEED to watch this video. Putin is speaking to American reporters after the UN summit- yet not a single American news agency aired ... more »

Central Banks Don't Dictate Interest Rates

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by Frank Shostak* According to mainstream thinking, the central bank is the key factor in determining interest rates [and interest rates haven’t been this low since 3000 BC]. By setting short-term interest rates the central bank, it is argued, through expectations about the future course of its interest rate policy influences the entire interest rate structure. (According to expectations theory (ET), the long-term rate is an average of the current and expected short-term interest rates.) Note that in this way of thinking, interest rates are set by the central bank; i... more »

5 Reasons Ted Cruz Lost His Mojo

The Washington Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 5 Reasons Ted Cruz Lost His Mojo] Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the GOP. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and fellow Republicans figured out how to shut him down and keep the government running. In the Senate, Cruz's peers collectively deprived him of the chance... Continue reading *“5 Reasons Ted Cruz Lost His Mojo”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

The Plug Got Pulled on Carson Interview after Jake Tapper Pressed Him with These Questions about Muslims

IJ Review at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The Plug Got Pulled on Carson Interview After Jake Tapper Pressed Him With These Muslim Questions] Dr. Ben Carson spent last week defending a comment he made about the potential of a Muslim one day being elected President of the United States. But after an interview from this weekend, how he handled the tough questions on... Continue reading *“The Plug Got Pulled on Carson Interview after Jake Tapper Pressed Him with These Questions about Muslims”* at *ijreview.com*.

Is pre-K just test-prep?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Submitted to the Daily Herald, Columbia, TN, Sept. 29. According to a recent study from Vanderbilt University, children who voluntarily participated in a pre-K program did better on kindergarten readiness tests than children who did not do pre-K, but the pre-K advantage was gone by the end of third grade ("Pre-K expansion remains iffy after intensive study of benefits," Sept. 29). The pre-K advantage at entering kindergarten was greatest on tests of literacy, especially on skills-oriented tests such as letter-word identification and spelling. But by the end of grade 2, those without... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by.

"Never..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines." – Leroy Satchel Paige

Important news: There is no downside to coffee!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*When the sweet poison of the Treacherous Grape* *Had acted on the world a general rape; … Coffee arrives, that grave and wholesome Liquor That heals the stomach and makes the genius quicker.* Had your second cup of coffee yet this morning? Don’t worry, I’ll wait, because it (that cup) is important . . . All set? Then here’s your news: Every cup of coffee is good for you. Even better: There’s very little evidence that any cup is bad for you. Harvard researchers have been putting the hot drink brewed from the noble bean under the microscope, and have confirmed it to be one of hu... more »

The Rebranding Of The Republican Party As A Force For Willfully Destructive Anarchy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This morning the Senate voted to keep the government up and running through December 11 with a huge bipartisan vote, 78-20. All 20 extremists who voted for a shut down were sociopaths determined to prosecute the Republican Party's War On Women. Rubio, a coward who can't decide what he is, was afraid to commit himself and ducked the vote entirely. Of the 20 Republicans voting to shut down the government, the 5 most likely to be significantly hurt in next year's elections are Pat Toomey (R-PA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Booz

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