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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

10 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

10:35pm MDST

You've Got To Have Friends-- And Bernie Meets 11,000 New Ones In Tucson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 35 minutes ago
Bernie in Tucson last night Last night Bernie Sanders spoke in front of 11,000 exuberant Arizonans in Tucson's Reid Park, 4,000 over the capacity of the DeMeester Performance Center. He was introduced by the local congressman, Raúl Grijalva who became the first Member of Congress to officially endorse Bernie's presidential campaign-- something he had explained earlier in the day on CNN. Hopefully other progressives will follow suit. Already, several progressive candidates for Congress-- Alex Law (Camden and Cherry Hill in South Jersey), Tom Guild (Oklahoma City) and Robbie Wilson (Fa... more »

Why Turkey Is in Trouble

The Atlantic at The Stream - 36 minutes ago
[image: Turkey] I am usually an optimist when it comes to Turkey's future. Indeed, I wrote a whole book about The Rise of Turkey. But these days, I'm worried. The country faces a toxic combination of political polarization, government instability, economic slowdown,... Continue reading *“Why Turkey Is in Trouble”* at *theatlantic.com*.

What A War Between Russia And Syria Could Look Like Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
Image credit: U.S. Air Force *Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics:* *What a U.S.-Russian War in Syria Could Look Like* The war in Syria started as a civil conflict, became a regional meltdown and molted into an international crisis. Here's how it could evolve into a world war. *The following scenario is fictional, but it's based on open source reports of military hardware currently deployed in and around the Middle East*. Part One: Interception and Escalation The cockpit of an F-22 Raptor is a lonely place. Despite all the talk about network-centric warfare, integrated sensors, and... more »

Russian Missile Strikes In Syria Have Triggered A European Alert For All Airlines Flying Over Iraq, Iran, And The Caspian Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Russian Missile Strikes in Syria Trigger European Alert to Airlines* Long-range missiles prompt safety bulletin to airlines flying in Iraq, Iran and over the Caspian Sea. LONDON—Russia’s long-range missile strikes against targets in Syria have prompted aviation safety authorities to issue a safety alert to airlines flying in Iraq, Iran, and over the Caspian Sea amid growing concerns about the risk to commercial flying near conflict zones. Russia this week said it fired cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea against Syrian targets—nearly 1,000 miles away—as Mo... more »

Russia Is Using Electronic Warfare In Syria Against ISIS And The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
This is the Krasukha-4. It is a highly sophisticated electronic warfare system that is now being used by Russia military forces to cloak its actions in Syria from Nato, as well as from Islamic State and other rebel groupsVitaly V. Kuzmin, Wikimedia Commons *IBTimes*: *Russia using electronic warfare to cloak its actions in Syria from Isis and Nato* Fed up of the West's indecisiveness on dealing with the ongoing situation in Syria, Russia is now providing direct military air support to Syria, and it is using electronic warfare to jam Islamic State's (IS) communications, as well as ... more »

U.S. Tells CIA Trained Rebels In Syria That They Are Now On Their Own

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*FOX News/AP*: *CIA-backed Syrian rebels were making gains before Russian intervention, officials say* CIA-trained Syrian rebels, who had started to make serious gains on President Bashar Assad’s forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, U.S. officials say. Officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, say Russia has directed parts of its airstrikes against U.S.-backed groups and other moderate opposition in an effort to weaken them. The White House has few options to defend those it had secretly a... more »

Russia Steps Up Its Air-Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC*: *Syria conflict: Russia intensifies air strikes* Russia is increasing the number of air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, its defence ministry has said. It said on Saturday morning that it had hit 55 Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria in the last 24 hours. Later, US defence officials said progress had been made during talks with their Russian counterparts on avoiding accidents over Syria. Syrian rebels and Western governments say Russia has mainly been hitting non-IS targets. *More News On Russia Stepping-Up Its Air Campaign In Syria* Russia steps up air stri... more »

The West Is Worried About Russia's New Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The Russian Navy's large landing ship Novocherkassk on its way to the Mediterranean Sea in Istanbul.Source:Reuters *News.com.au*: *Russia’s deadly new weapons striking fear into heart of the West* RUSSIA’S deadly hi-tech weapons on display in the Middle East are spreading fear of another Cold War in the West. Vladimir Putin is employing sophisticated modern warfare in supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, and the world-leading electronics are making the US and its allies increasingly nervous. The Russian president has sent fighter jets, drones and bombers to Syria, but it... more »

The Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
The Northrop YB-49 was a prototype jet-powered heavy bomber aircraft developed by Northrop Corporation shortly after World War II for service with the U.S. Air Force. The YB-49 featured a flying wing design and was a jet-powered development of the earlier, piston-engined Northrop XB-35 and YB-35. The two YB-49s actually built were both converted YB-35 test aircraft. The YB-49 never entered production, being passed over in favor of the more conventional Convair B-36 piston-driven design. Design work performed in the development of the YB-35 and YB-49 nonetheless proved to be valuab... more »

Musical Interlude: “Nocturnes by Candlelight - Deep Sleep and Relaxation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Nocturnes by Candlelight - Deep Sleep and Relaxation” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHFx3xOJf0g

Musical Interlude: Paul McCartney, "Mull Of Kintyre"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Paul McCartney, "Mull Of Kintyre" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Y6xFOPPW0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The Great Nebula in Orion, also known as M42, is one of the most famous nebulas in the sky. The star forming region's glowing gas clouds and hot young stars are on the right in this sharp and colorful image that includes the smaller nebula M43 near center and dusty, bluish reflection nebulae NGC 1977 and friends on the left. *Click image for larger size.* Located at the edge of an otherwise invisible giant molecular cloud complex, these eye-catching nebulae represent only a small fraction of this galactic neighborhood's wealth of interstellar material. Within the well-studied stel... more »

Chet Raymo, “Keeping One's Head”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Keeping One's Head”* by Chet Raymo “Thomas More wore a hair shirt under his velvet robes. No wonder he is a hero of conservative Catholics. What could be more Catholic than hair shirts and velvet? Better, I suppose, to wear a hair shirt under your velvet than velvet under your hair shirt. We have enough churchmen of every stripe who pretend to ascetic piety and dally in sensuality. A lunatic tension between lust and asceticism seems to be one of the defining characteristics of Catholic Christianity, although heaven knows it's not confined to Catholics or even Christians. I blush ... more »

"Your Pain..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy." - Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

Breaking News!!!! Reports Are Coming In That Turkey Has Shot Down A Russian Jet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
It has been claimed by eyewitnesses that there was a large explosion in Huraytan, northern Syria, not far from the Turkish border, while three fighter planes were seen overhead *Daily Mail:** Russian jet 'shot down by Turkish forces after planes violated country's airspace on Syrian bombing run' * * Unconfirmed reports claim a Russian jet was shot down by Turkish forces * Eyewitnesses on social media said they saw an explosion in northern Syria * It was alleged that Russian fighter planes had violated Turkey's airspace * Nato has previously warned of the 'extreme danger' of ... more »

"They Pay For It..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become, and they pay for it, very simply, by the lives they lead.” - James Baldwin, “No Name in the Street” (1972)

"We Don’t Need to Suffer: Learn and Let Flow"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"We Don’t Need to Suffer: Learn and Let Flow"* by The DailyOm "We do not need to suffer or live in poverty to be a spiritual person. The idea that we have to suffer or live in poverty in order to be spiritual is an old one and can be found in the belief systems of many philosophies. Most of us carry this idea around subconsciously, and we may be holding ourselves back from financial or emotional well-being, believing that this is what we must do in order to be virtuous, spiritually awake, or feel less guilty for the suffering of others. While it’s true that there can be a spiritua... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Consequences of Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Consequences of Fear"* by May’s Closet "* *Worry *is a mechanism of our psyche that prompts us to do something. The prompting energy is fear – usually fear of some consequence. Because it is fear, the person tends to avoid thinking about it. Thus worry tends to perpetuate itself in a circular way – the fear causes non-action, and non-action further causes worry. * *Anxiety* is a fear whose object is nonspecific or vague, whereas worry is about something specific and identified. Anxiety is the result of repeated unprocessed fears that have accumulated in one’s subconscious. I... more »

"An Old Farmer's Advice"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"An Old Farmer's Advice" "* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong. * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance. * Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. * Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. * Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. * Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. * Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. * It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. * You cannot unsay a cruel word. * Every path has a few puddles. * When y...more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

"I've Learned..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

Bill Whittle: Solution to Gun Control...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
I've been ordered to take this out of my tabs and post it. As usual, Bill is spot on. *Wow! This should help.* *California bans lawful concealed carry on campuses – that should work*

"It is American families who pay the real price of [the House GOP radicals'] extreme policies" (CAP Action War Room)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Mike Keefe *(click to enlarge)* *"The party's leadership gave in to a minority of its members who are devoted to pushing devastating cuts to working- and middle-class families in pursuit of rigid and impractical ideological principles. The result has been a government in a state of perpetual dysfunction. And while House Republicans may be paying the price with negative news coverage, it is American families who pay the real price of their extreme policies."* *-- the CAP Action War Room, in theThinkProgress post "Banana Republicans"* *by Ken* Let me just say a couple of things abo... more »

Day 2 Up in Down East Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
It was a good day as we walked from Ellsworth to Orland, Maine. The weather was sunny though a bit windy and cold - perfect walking weather but not so great when we stopped for breaks and lunch along the road. It was a largely rural route today but many cars saw us since we were on the primary North-South coastal highway US 1. I'd say the support from the passing motorists was generally excellent considering the fact that we are taking on the Navy in a very direct way. I only heard one negative holler at us all day - "Get a job"! We had 24 people for most of the 11.6 miles. W... more »

Talmit's Adventure for the MegaDrive/Genesis

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 4 hours ago
Despite the sophistry grown up around them, Marx's dialectics are quite simple to grasp. The starting point is everything is interconnected, everything is in tension, and everything is undergoing change. *Talmit's Adventure* (inexplicably changed from *Marvel Land*, as it was known in the rest of the world) is a digital artifact summing up the 'interpenetration of opposites' aspect of dialectics. i.e. The fusion of contradictory but mutually interdependent and constitutive aspects of a given whole. How so? *Talmit's Adventure* is a lovely game. You are Prince Talmit and you must de... more »

Space Week at Menwith Hill in UK

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
It was a wet night to say the least up at Menwith Hill, we had a real grand Yorkshire attendance. The amazing Dave and Yorkshire CND came with wonderful banners and signs, as always beautiful and peaceful support from the Quakers. We had enough in attendance to protest at both gates, often on a Tuesday when we protest, and stop vehicles leaving, they use another exit, however, we got that one covered. Many vehicles were stopped peacefully and were able to read our messages of peace and that we oppose what is happening in Space and how we want no part of the cluttering and taking u... more »

Oct. 10: '...a wide range of worriers and ideologues...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
...predicting wrack and ruin for Canada....predictable doomsayers with wildly exaggerated prophecies..." Thus spake Norbert Cunningham in his column. Norbert says that the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement is the greatest thing since sliced bread. We know he's never read because it's never been released and, in any case, there's still work being done on it. But Norbert is a sensible guy. He figures that any deal cooked up by presidents and prime ministers who are closely tied to the super-wealthy must be good for all of us. That means Norbert is entitled to bring the whole debate down... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Temporal Rhythms, Yellow*, by Jasmine Kamante Graphite, acrylic and oil on canvas 1000 x 1500 mm Hey, did you know this week is Art Week in Auckland? Yes, true story. There’s a whole host of Art Week events going on, all over the city. And you know where I’m going to be tomorrow evening? I’ll give you a clue: ECDYSIS*: A pop up exhibition by two local artists, opening Monday 12th October and showing until Sunday 18th October as part of Artweek Auckland. Preview: Monday 12th October 5.30pm - 8pm Artist Talk in conversation with Amy Stewart: Thursday 15th October 6pm "Kamante ... more »

Will Yet Another Bout Of DCCC Ineptitude Guarantee A Third Win For Republican David Valadao In A Blue California District?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
DCCC and EMILY's List working towards a redux Republican David Valadao is the congressman from CA-21-- a Central Valley district that includes all of heavily Hispanic Kings county and chunks of Fresno and Kern counties, including the Hispanic neighborhoods of Bakersfield, Fresno's southern and western suburbs, Hanford, Delano, Wasco, Coalinga and Mendota. The district is 72.1% Latino, has a D+2 PVI saw Obama beat McCain 52-46% and then beat Romney 55-44% and yet... sheer DCCC incompetence has saddled the district with Republican David Valadao as a congressman. In the last election Va... more »

"Just your pity"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Although the migrant crisis seems, strangely, to have receded from the forefront of BBC News (for whatever reason), articles about it are still intermittently appearing on the BBC News website. Among such pieces is the latest BBC magazine article from one of the key figures in the BBC's reporting: their Central Europe correspondent Nick Thorpe, whose reports from Hungary have earned him plaudits (from pro-mass migration types) and brickbats (from BBC bias hunters - like me!). Nick Thorpe's latest piece is headlined *Politeness and eloquence on the road to Europe* and the image bel... more »

Indigenous Open Counter Climate Summit in Cochabamba

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Courtesy photos By Censored News COCHABAMBA, Bolivia -- The Indians of the Guarani People's Assembly (APG), the Indigenous Territory Isiboro Secure National Park (TIPNIS) of Takovo Mora, Conamaq and other organizations, and environmental activists opened a parallel event to the Second People's Conference on Climate Change. The purpose is to report the "contradictions of the

Repeater Anita

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Oh dear, I seem to be turning into a politician! I promised *not *to keep banging on about Anita Anand on* Any Answers*, lest I bore you to death with repetition, but, alas, it's time for a u-turn... Here's how Anita, in characteristic fashion, introduced today's first topic for discussion. Please imagine you're studying English Comprehension (if such a subject still exists) for your A-level (or A-level equivalent). The question on your exam paper might read: *"Examine the following statement. What side of the argument do you think the speaker is on?*": *So what did you make of ... more »

Opening of Cochabamba Climate Conference 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Photo shared by Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Defense of Life, Cochabamba, Bolivia,  Oct. 10, 2015 Bolivia President Evo Morales: 'Capitalism is the Cancer of Mother Earth' Welcoming those arriving from five continents, Bolivia President Evo Morales said climate change did not come from the south, and capitalism is like a cancer to

things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #19

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
A mother and her young son enter the library, returning a big stack of books for beginning readers. A conversation is already in progress. Imagine this in a voice - no, a *whine* - of pure sadness. "But why do I have to return it?" "Because it's not yours. It belongs to the library." "But it's the best book *ever*." I hustled over. I assured him he could take it out again, as long as no one was waiting for it. "Can I please see the book?" He reluctantly handed it over, near tears. It was an easy reader with lovely Eric Carle-esque illustrations... a nonfiction book about spiders! ... more »

Noble Prize Winning Author Warns of Nuclear Power When Visiting Japan

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
I recommend reading the entire article linked below: Nobel winning writer warned of dangers of nuclear power during Japan visit, The Asahi Shimbun,October 09, 2015. Accessed October 10, 2015. Available: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201510090039 [Excerpted] The new Nobel laureate in literature warned that even a minor natural disaster could lead to a nuclear catastrophe during her visit to Japan in 2003, according to a doctor who met the writer. Svetlana Alexievich, a journalist born in Ukraine and raised in Belarus, the nations affected by the Chernobyl n... more »

Erased Exposure Data Being Used To Shutdown Discussion Regarding Causes of Fuksuhima Children's Thyroid Cancer

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
I'm sure my blog followers have already read that a new report links spiking thyroid cancer rates among Fukushima's children to the 2011 nuclear plant accident: *New report links thyroid cancer rise to Fukushima nuclear crisis *Kyodo Oct 7, 2015 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/07/national/science-health/new-report-links-thyroid-cancer-rise-fukushima-nuclear-crisis/#.VhU3aCtBmFt But their conclusion is refuted by other epidemiology experts, including Shoichiro Tsugane of the National Cancer Center, who said the results are premature. “Unless radiation exposure data are ch... more »

No surprise that charters in DC serve fewer at-risk students

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 8 hours ago
I’ve never heard of this blog before, but now I’m listening. Charter school lotteries don’t make schools more diverse. I looked into some of the actual data. You can draw your own conclusions, but I have two very interesting observations. One, I have a screenshot that highlights my own school with the charter with whom we […]

“Some Fiend Gave Us A Brain”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Some Fiend Gave Us A Brain” by David Grayling "Friends, the disappointing mystery of life is revealed towards its end. It is rather a dastardly act I know but it is understandable. If humans knew near the beginning of their lives what they know near the end, then we might’ve ceased to exist long, long ago. Most forms of life get about the business of living their lives without questioning. Some insects have a few days. Some have a few weeks. Other creatures have months and years. They are born, some reach puberty, then they procreate like crazy, and die. Their progeny then continue... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2015"* *The radiation Count is up yet again, America. * *The Count in Billings, Montana is 2,710 CPM. Can 3,000 CPM be far behind?* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) October 3, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. *All Radiation Counts reported are partial Counts. Uncounted types of radiation include Alph... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Have a hundred and one things to do around the house. Blogging will return later this evening.

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
My interview with Haroro Ingram was mentioned in “Why the US is so bad at countering ISIS propaganda” by Zack Beauchamp in Vox, and I added some additional comments. I was cited in "The Neoconservatives' Fairy Tales about Syria" by Matt Purple for The National Interest.

Obama’s Security Advisors Recommend US Military Withdraw From Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
President Obama’s high-level security advisors recommended that the US military withdraw its forces from Syria and abandon plans to overthrow Assad. High-ranking White House officials have reportedly suggested that the US should instead undertake steps to improve the situation of the Syrian population and stop the refugee flow. Sputnik news reports: Advisors argue that the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not enforceable anymore. Therefore, the Americans should pull back their military forces and contribute to the restoration of destroyed cities and the supply of the...more »

Is The Russian-Backed Offensive In Syria Stalling?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Voice of America*:* Russian-Backed Offensive Stalls in Syria* WASHINGTON - Russian intervention in Syria appears to have shored-up President Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power, but the latest U.S. assessment indicates slickly produced videos meant to show off Moscow’s military actually are covering up what might be difficulties both in the air and on the ground. “While the front lines may move in favor of the regime in the near-term, retaining any newly re-gained territory will be a hard task,” a U.S. intelligence official told VOA on condition of anonymity. So far, most of the gai... more »

8 US Cities Abolish Columbus Day In Favor Of Indigenous Peoples Day

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Over the past two months, eight cities got rid of Columbus Day in favor of adopting Indigenous Peoples Day. Three of those cities adopted a resolution this week, while eight passed resolutions in the last two month RT reports: The City Council of Albuquerque, New Mexico voted six to three on Thursday to recognize October 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in a new proclamation: “Albuquerque recognizes the occupation of New Mexico’s homelands for the building of our City and knows indigenous nations have lived upon this land since time immemorial and values the process of our society accom...more »

Three More Criminal Bankers Sent To Jail In Iceland

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Courts in Iceland have convicted three more bankers including the chief executives of the country’s three largest banks. Sigurjón Þ. Árnason, former CEO of failed Landsbankinn, Elín Sigfúsdóttir, former director of corporate lending and Steinþór Gunnarsson, former director of proprietary trading were sentenced to serve time in prison by the Supreme Court of Iceland on October 8th. Common Space reports: Sigurjón Árnason, ex-chief executive of Landsbanki and former director of corporate lending Elín Sigfússdóttir, were given given prison sentences of three and a half years and 18 mont... more »

Product Review: Daich SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*in a word. Outstanding* Daich Coatings advertises on the *"At Home with Gary Sullivan"* show. Our Formica counter-tops in the kitchen are really awful. At least they used to be. I explored many ways to fix it with out spending tons of money. I finally ordered the Spread Stone™ *Mineral Select™ Countertop Refinishing Kit *, and for the past few days have been applying the product. *The process:* - Scruff up the old Formica - Apply two coats of base coat - Apply two coats of the stone coating - Sand - Apply two coats sealer There really was nothing hard about any ... more »

The Obama Doctrine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Niall Ferguson, Wall Street Journal:* *The Real Obama Doctrine* *Henry Kissinger long ago recognized the problem: a talented vote-getter, surrounded by lawyers, who is overly risk-averse.* Even before becoming Richard Nixon’s national security adviser, Henry Kissinger understood how hard it was to make foreign policy in Washington. There “is no such thing as an American foreign policy,” Mr. Kissinger wrote in 1968. There is on... more »

UHI At Heathrow Airport

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Wansteadmeteo highlighted some odd differences between minimum temperatures at Heathrow and Northolt yesterday: Paul: Further to your reservations on the temperature at Heathrow did you know that last night (early hours of the 9th) the minimum was 6.7C, while down the road at Northolt the minimum fell to 4.6C. I […]

Can You Imagine A President Ted Cruz Yet?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Trump is still way ahead in every poll-- nationally with an average of 23.2% (6 points ahead of his closest rival), In iowa with an average of 22.3% (6 points ahead of his closest rival), in New Hampshire with an average of 25.3% (double his closest rival) and in South Carolina with an average of 34.0% (15 points ahead of his closest rival). The pundits insist he's starting to trend down and that it's just a matter of time before he's overtaken by... by who? You need an actual contender to overtake a frontrunner. Trump leads Jeb by 15 points nationally, by 15 points in Iowa, by 1... more »

The G&M Will Again Endorse the Harperian Nightmare.

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 11 hours ago
I can hardly bear the suspense. It should be any day now that Phillip the Crawley yet again instructs his pet editorial board at The Grope and Flail to endorse the Harperian junta. The torturous language required in order to do that is what has me in suspense. I'm sure the tame scribes will do a bang up job of it or face the consequences. It should make for an enraging read.

Party conferences

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Looking back over those five *Newsnight *reviews, a few things struck me about the programme's Conservative Party Conference coverage - especially when compared to the previous week's Labour Party coverage. Both conferences were covered over three editions, but the Conservative Party Conference received less attention (time-wise). There were two set-piece interviews from the Conservative conference - one with David Cameron, the other a joint interview with Damien Green and Anne-Marie Trevelyan. In contrast, the previous week's Labour Party conference saw four set-piece (solo) i... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Friday night's edition of *Newsnight* began with what's becoming a regular focus of *Newsnight'*s attention: Saudi Arabia, and Britain's arming of Saudi Arabia - a focus given added momentum by the recent row between Ian Katz (and his presenter James O'Brien) and pro-Saudi Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski over *Newsnight*'s damning coverage of the Saudi's air strikes on the pro-Iranian Houthis in Yemen. I kind of guessed Ian Katz wouldn't leave it there, so it wasn't exactly a shock to find *Newsnight *leading on allegations of Saudi war crimes again tonight, or to find Emily setting out... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Vladimir Putin's intervention in Syria was first up on Thursday night's *Newsnight*. As a blogger about BBC bias I'm supposed to check for any patterns of bias and point them out to you (our readers) if I find any. Well, see if *you *can spot a pattern here: The main 'talking head' in Mark Urban's opening report was (anti-Putin) Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Then came an interview with the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg (also no friend of Putin), Then came a studio discussion between former UN ambassador Sir Jeremy Greenstock (who is critical of Mr Putin) and the *FT*... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I'm groping in the dark a bit with Wednesday's *Newsnight*. It all seemed a bit odd. Instead of leading with David Cameron's big speech at the Tory Party conference it led with the previous night's *Panorama...* ...which might seem somewhat incestuous ("BBC shall speak peace unto BBC"), except that *Newsnight*'s Nick Hopkins's report seemed to be more a case of sibling rivalry than incest (thank goodness!). Nick Hopkins himself has pursued angles on the self-same story that *Panorama *was trying hard to discredit, so it's probably not much of a puzzle as to why he would want to c... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Tuesday night's edition began with more coverage of the Conservative Party conference. Feelings of déjà swept across me. The focus was on Europe and potential Tory splits - as seems to have been the focus (on and off) for the past quarter of a century. My memory is failing me here but I'm pretty sure I read recently that someone big at the BBC had admitted that the BBC spent too much time concentrating on Tory splits during the Major years and had paid too little attention to discussing the substantive issue of Britain's membership of the EU itself. (Can anyone help with a source... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Monday night's *Newsnight* came from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester... ...though its initial focus was more on Jeremy Corbyn and the protesters outside the conference than the Conservatives conferencing within. "The most remarkable thing of the day" was Mr Corbyn turning up to protest in person, said Evan Davis. For Evan, this was "a sign of just how different and just how divided politics is at the moment", a "culture clash that's now so evident in British politics". He spoke to some of the anti-Tory protesters, who said that very few of them were spitting or t... more »

This week's 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
What follows are a series of reflections (or rambles) on last week's *Newsnight*. The topic of BBC bias remains near the front of the stage throughout. Please see what you make of them - and *Newsnight*.

What Happens If Saudi Arabia Collapses?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 4, 2015. REUTERS/GARY CAMERON *John Hannah, Foreign Policy*:* It’s Time for the United States to Start Worrying About a Saudi Collapse* As if there weren’t already enough problems to worry about in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia might be headed for trouble. From plummeting oil prices to foreign-policy missteps to growing tensions with Iran, a confluence of recent events is mounting to pose some serious challenges for the Saudi regime. If not prope... more »

Is This North Korea's New Long-Range Nuclear Missile?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
This picture, taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 15, 2012 shows missiles on vehicles during a military pararade commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of former North Korean President Kim Il Sung (AFP Photo/Kns) *AFP: **N. Korea showcases new 'nuclear' long-range missile: state TV* North Korea on Saturday showed off what it said were long-range ballistic missiles carrying miniaturised nuclear warheads, its latest claim to the sophisticated technology which state television said could destroy enemies in a "sea of fire". Rows of the intercontinent... more »

Supplemental: Walsh gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015Alter and Hayes see no evil: *Will Biden announce that he’s running this weekend? The pundit corps has been wishin’ and hopin’. Those pundits! Presumably, they want an exciting race, filled with as many personalities as possible. This allows them to write about personalities, rather than about the issues which they find so boring. That said, there’s another obvious motive. They want the chance to extend their favorite theme, in which Candidate Biden has authenticity and Candidate Clinton doesn’t. Those pundits! They initiated this low-IQ theme early i... more »

Why did US Navy pull US Aircraft Carrier out of Persian Gulf?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt* The US has had an aircraft carrier stationed in the Persian Gulf ever since 2007. In the past week, the US Navy pulled the *USS Theodore Roosevelt *out of the Gulf. This sudden move, just when the *Russian battleships, fitted with their pinpoint accuracy cruise missiles, sailed in to conduct a coordinated assault on the ISIS encampments in Syria.* Now...I ask myself...why would the US do this? Why wouldn't the US want to maintain a strong presence in the Gulf...under such unprecedented circumstances? The only hunch I could come up with... more »

Hydrogel Boosts Uptake of Stem Cells in Repairing Damaged Hearts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
We already knew that hyaluronic acid was important in healing skin. Here we discover that it is natural carrier for stem cells allowing superior results in heart therapy. Better is that nothing special will be needed to adopt this therapy. What amazes me is that i was introduced to this chemical and the prospective importance of nano carbon back in 1993 as part of an ill fated business adventure that i consulted to for a few months. Both were important questions that it turns out that i needed to be aware of. Conmnecting the dots is sometimes made easy.. *Hydrogel boosts up... more »

Ten Years On, Invisibility Cloaks Are Close to Becoming a Manufacturable Reality

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
I must admit that i was not terribly optimistic regarding real progress with this research, not least because it looked too much like a toy. It appears though that it attracted support and we have steady progress. And yes, a viable solution appears to be in sight and attainable. It will be great for military needs and that sort ,but i still cannot imagine the killer app that makes me want one. It is now becoming serious and we now can imagine a sniper at your elbow.. *Ten Years On, Invisibility Cloaks Are Close to Becoming a Manufacturable Reality* *By Yang Hao, Queen Mary ... more »

Million-Liter Cyanide Spill in Argentina Highlights Canadian Mining Crimes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This is more anti mining propaganda that directly twists the science to promote the old anti development agenda. It is offensive to say the least. I do not know the details, but we can be sure that the so called cyanide content was very dilute which is why so much fluid was released. But let us not mention a real figure here. Was the release damaging. To some degree, every flood is damaging. How much different was this? We are not told.What i find offensive is that all cyanide can be neutralized to produce a neutral solution that is harmless. Problem is, it turns the water to ... more »

North Korea Says That It Is Ready For War Against The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times:* *At Military Parade, a Rare Public Speech by North Korea’s Leader* SEOUL, South Korea — Long columns of goose-stepping soldiers, accompanied by tanks and missiles, marched through central Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Saturday, as the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, gave his first public speech in three years to emphasize his “love for the people” and declare his readiness to “fight any form of war” with the United States. A smiling and confident Mr. Kim celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ruling Workers’ Party on Saturday by inspecting what appeared ... more »

Peace Rally In Turkey Struck By Two Bombs. 86 Killed 200 Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Twin bombs kill 86 at pro-Kurdish rally in Turkish capital* At least 86 people were killed when two suspected suicide bombers hit a rally of pro-Kurdish and leftist activists outside Ankara's main train station on Saturday, weeks ahead of an election, in the deadliest attack of its kind on Turkish soil. Bodies covered by flags and banners, including those of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), lay scattered on the road among bloodstains and body parts. "Like other terror attacks, the one at the Ankara train station targets our unity, togetherne... more »

Commentariat Central

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
I've been remiss in reposting my New York Times comments, mainly because I've also been remiss in actually writing New York Times comments. To honor your requests, here are some of my replies to various articles, dating back as far as last month, and in no particular order: Paul Theroux, *The Hypocrisy of 'Helping' the Poor:* "Philanthrocapitalism" is one of the many ways that the rich get richer. It's an orchestrated attempt by oligarchs to discourage the politicians they own from raising their taxes. It pre-empts direct government aid to the poor. If the rich didn't make so muc... more »

Dozens Dead As Two Huge Explosions Rock Turkish Capital Ankara

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Dozens have been killed and many injured as two huge explosions went off during a peace rally in the Turkish capital, Ankara. The Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu confirmed the death toll had reached 86 and at least 186 were injured in the incident, with 28 of them in intensive care. Authorities have called the incident a “terrorist attack”and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced that Turkey will hold three days of national mourning. RT reports: According to local media, the explosion took place near Ankara Central railway station, the busiest in Turkey, which serve... more »

Franklin Graham Announces 2016 Prayer Rally Tour: ‘Our Country Is in Trouble’

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Franklin%20Graham_900] Evangelist Franklin Graham has called Christians to look towards God during a pivotal time in American election history. Graham will lead a nationwide prayer-focused tour in 2016 to encourage Christians to vote at the ballot box for candidates with biblical... more »

Turkey: Suicide Bombings Kill 95 People at Ankara Peace Rally

SUZAN FRASER at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Turkey%20Ankara%20bomb-900] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara, killing at least 95 people and wounding hundreds in Turkey’s deadliest attack in years -- one that threatens to inflame the nation’s ethnic tensions.... more »

Donald Trump And Russian President Vladimir Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reuters/Amanda Macias/Business Insider *Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal*: *Shows of Strength From Trump and Putin* *The GOP front-runner hasn’t started fading, and the Russian president seems in command.* Thoughts on two strongmen: Donald Trump has entered his second act. His polls, sometimes characterized as weakening, are in fact strong. As Bloomberg’s John Heilemann said on “Morning Joe,” if Jeb Bush had Mr. Trump’s numbers everyone would declare the race over. This week Quinnipiac had Mr. Trump solidly leading his GOP riva... more »

A Look At The France - Russia - Egypt Mistral Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Wall Street Pit:* *How Egypt Got Russia’s Warships* Nobody cooks quite like the French, so it is no surprise that President Francois Hollande has come up with his own recipe to promote democracy in Egypt. Step one: Sell advanced warships to the country’s military strongman, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Regardless of how the recipe comes out, the deal is likely to leave a bad taste in the mouth of France’s NATO allies. But you can’t please everyone. In late September, Hollande announced that Egypt plans to buy the two Mistral warships France had originally built for Russia. Egypt will ... more »


KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
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Weekend reads: FDA nominee authorship questions; low economics replication rates

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a mysterious retraction from PLOS ONE, and a thoughtful piece by a scientist we’ve covered frequently on where we went wrong in that coverage. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “Is Economics Research Replicable? Sixty Published Papers from Thirteen Journals Say ‘Usually Not.’” FDA commissioner Robert Califf took his name […] The post Weekend reads: FDA nominee authorship questions; low economics replication rates appeared first on Retraction Watch.

German County Declares Refugee Emergency as Hundreds of Thousands of Migrant Pour Across Europe

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Asylum-seekers wait for their number to appear on an electronic billboard outside the State Office of Health and Social Affairs in Berlin (LAGeSo) where hundreds of migrants wait to receive help from the Berlin administration on October 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)] ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local. ___ 8:45 p.m. A German county has declared an emergency ahead of the arrival of some... more »

Bravely Looking Into The Future

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Making political predictions is always a risky business -- particularly in this election, when the polls are all over the place. At the end of the last election, Peter C. Newman opined that the Liberal Party was dead. But, Chantal Hebert writes, Justin Trudeau will probably be the only leader of the three major parties who will be around to contest the next election: The fact that, with a week to go, the possibility of the Liberals forming the next government is not just a figment of partisan imagination is more than most of them dared hope when they picked Trudeau. Back then they... more »

Russian Pilots In Syria Are Arming Themselves With The Expectation That They Will Be Shot Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *'Only a matter of time': Russian pilots are boarding helicopters in Syria with AK-74s* Russian pilots manning combat helicopters in Syria can be seen in videos carrying AK-74 assault rifles with them into the cockpit, likely as a precaution in the event they get shot down by rebels. That the pilots are equipped with AK-74's — a refined version of the AK-47 — means that Moscow is at least aware of the risky nature of its intervention in the Syrian civil war on behalf of President Bashar Assad. Russian fighter jets have been targeting rebel groups in Syria with ... more »

A Time Line On The Syrian Civil War (Video and Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN*: *Syria's war: Everything you need to know about how we got here* (CNN)It began with the arrests of a handful of children in 2011. Since then it's exploded into the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Syria's civil war has left more than 300,000 people dead and forced 10.6 million -- nearly half the population -- out of their homes. How did it come to this? Explore the events that have shaped the crisis since 2011. *WNU Editor*: And this war-story is not even close to ending.

The Islamic State's 'The Bulldozer' Is One Of Group's Most Feared Jihadists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Obese executioner: The 30-stone jihadi has become infamous as one of ISIS's most feared executioners but his identity has never been revealed *Daily Mail*: *ISIS's masked monster: Revealed, the tubby jihadi executioner dubbed The Bulldozer who's part of terror group's 'Chopping Committee' bringing horror to captured Iraqi towns* * He earned the nickname after he was pictured carrying a 52kg machine gun * Has chopped off the arm and leg of Syrian boy, 14, who refused to join ISIS * The Bulldozer's face is always covered and he usually carries a long sword * Just like ISIS executioner ... more »

This Is Why Terrorists Love Their Toyotas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Edward Niedermeyer, Bloomberg:* *Terrorists' Love of Toyotas Is No Mystery* Every time an insurgency threatens U.S. interests in the Middle East, a familiar question always seems to follow: Where do they get their Toyota pickup trucks? Since the mid-1970s, from Saharan Africa to Central Asia, "technicals" -- light pickup trucks with heavy weaponry mounted in the bed -- have been a game-changer for irregular forces. And just as insurgents display a consistent preference for Russian AK-type assault rifles, their brand of choice for technicals is the similarly-rugged Toyota Hilux pi... more »

Are tree-rings a good proxy for temperature reconstruction?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
Guest post by Neil Catto Are tree-rings a good proxy for temperature reconstruction? To start this essay I would like you to think a bit about basic logic. The very first form of life on Earth would have been stimulated by gases, heat, light (photons), water and pressure. Do you think this very first […]

A Further Dissection Of Rep. McCarthy And Washington’s Favorite New Game: Speaker Of The House Roulette

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
-By Noah Damn, Kevin McCarthy, we hardly knew thee! It would have been so… interesting! Now the Republicans will have to find someone truly in need of an exorcism to take your place. The whole process is reminding me of those horrible Russian roulette scenes in *The Deer Hunter* where the protagonists keep putting bullets in the gun, holding it to their heads, then take very deep breaths and hope for luck; all in order to escape their horrible existence. Is there a workable way out? Making sense is not a Republican attribute but McCarthy’s personal lexicon and communication ab... more »

The Case of Former Atlanta Fire Chief Fired over Marriage Views Goes to Court

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Kelvin%20Cochran_900] Kelvin Cochran's book, published in 2013 and called Who Told You That You Were Naked?, expresses a biblical view on marriage and addresses homosexuality from his Christian perspective. An active member in his church, he led a men's small group... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Virtue in team sports?* *The comment below is a bit on the frivolous side. Quite overlooked is that the claim on behalf of success in team sports may be that it is predictive of success in jobs where teamwork is needed. There are many such jobs -- from McDonalds to the armed forces. The army has a very long record of personnel selection research -- around 100 years -- and have over that time developed methods that work well. And, as a former army psychologist, I don't think I am revealing too much when I note that a history of participation in team sports is very favourably v... more »

Reforming Question Time

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
When you watch a programme ‘again’ important things you missed first time sometimes leap out at you. But most people do *not* watch programmes again, so the first impression is probably the one you should focus on when trying to do a review. However, as I dutifully watched Question Time on Thursday night (past my normal bedtime) I brought my expectations along - my ‘baggage’, some may say. After all the fuss about biased audiences - reignited, you’ll remember, by Allison Pearson after a bruising experience on “Any Questions” I was looking out for signs of reform. Loins girded, ante... more »

Ben Carson, the Oregon Shooting and the Media’s Latest Phony Attack

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson Speaking - 900] How about the next time the mainstream media decide to fabricate a controversy against a conservative presidential candidate, they choose something less laughable? The media’s latest faux gasp concerns Dr. Ben Carson’s comments about the Oregon school shooting. When I... more »

Intelligent Design Without Tears: a New Video Makes the Controversial Theory More Accessible than Ever

David Klinghoffer at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: DNA Information Enigma - 900] Intelligent design, habitually demonized in the media as "science denial" or "creationism," may be the most misunderstood scientific idea ever. The phrase itself is certainly well known. Stephen King, ultra-bestselling novelist, has spoken out to endorse intelligent design (or ID)... more »

Judge Refuses to Throw Out Defamation Suit against Cosby

DENISE LAVOIE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 2011_Bill_Cosby_900] BOSTON (AP) -- A defamation lawsuit brought against Bill Cosby by three women who say he sexually abused them decades ago can move forward, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Friday, delivering a legal blow to the comedian as he...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Introduction to a Warmist mind* *I have long pointed out that the Green/Left are hate driven. They just hate the people around them. The Left want to pull down the rich, not lift up the poor and the Greenies care, not about the environment, but disrupting the lives of as many people as possible. The following comment appeared on Marc Morano's site on Oct 9th. It must be just about as good an example of a hate-driven message as one could imagine. The Green/Left are very troubled souls* From: Anonymous Email: fuckyouassholeanddie@hotmail.com Message: Do you know that you're goin... more »

Today’s Drivel From The Guardian!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/08/are-we-killing-our-rivers Today’s dose of drivel from the Guardian! In a long and often serious piece about rivers and the water supply in Sussex, they discuss falling water levels in the aquifers, and the steadily rising demand for water caused by increasing population and development. Unfortunately, they decide to put […]

Connecting the Dots in the Mysterious Deaths of 11 Holistic Doctors

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - We Are Change connects the dots in this distrubing case by talking with the lead independent investigator. The post Connecting the Dots in the Mysterious Deaths of 11 Holistic Doctors appeared first on Waking Times.

‘Lucky One’ in Oregon Shooting Reveals New Details about Massacre, the Killer’s Targeting Christians

LISA BAUMANN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mathew%20Downing%20Oregon%20shooting-900] SEATTLE (AP) -- The 18-year-old college student singled out by the shooter as the “lucky one” to survive and deliver a package to law enforcement spoke for the first time Friday about the massacre in Roseburg, Oregon. In a written... more »

ISIS And Toyota Truck ‘Mystery’ Solved

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
An investigation was recently launched into how and why so many Toyota vehicles had ended up in the hands of ISIS. The US treasury were asking Toyota why so many of their pick-up trucks and SUVs were being driven around by ISIS as seen in their propaganda videos. It appears however, that the US Treasury were asking the wrong party. Instead of Toyota, the US Treasury’s inquiry should have started closer to home, at the US State Department! Global research reports: Just last year it was reported that the US State Department had been sending in fleets of specifically Toyota-brand truck... more »

Drip, Drip, Drip – Congress’s Benghazi Investigation Has Been Slandered

The Weekly Standard at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: hillary clinton benghazi_400] There was never any doubt that Democrats in Washington would launch an aggressive campaign to discredit the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The only question was when they'd do it. That inevitable effort got under way last week, after House... Continue reading *“Drip, Drip, Drip – Congress’s Benghazi Investigation Has Been Slandered”* at *weeklystandard.com*.

Ending Christianity in the Middle East

Save Christian Middle East at The Stream - 16 hours ago
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Judge’s Ruling Upends Florida’s Political Landscape, Threatens Daniel Webster’s Seat

GARY FINEOUT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. Representative Daniel Webster] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The political careers of several members of Congress -- including a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker -- could come to an abrupt halt under a sweeping overhaul of Florida’s electoral map. Florida... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( October 10 , 2015 ) - Broader Europe In Focus ( Berlin Prepares for Anti - TTIP Protest Today , Refugee Crisis Items Of Note , Economic Data Nuggets ) ........ Greece In Focus ( Debt Relief prospects primary focus , economic data of note ) ....... Asia / Emerging Market updates ( Turkey - terrible bomb blast at a peace march today in Ankara kills dozens / more than a hundred wounded , China items of interest , Brazil and Venezuela in focus )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Morning tweets....... BROADER EUROPE / REFUGEE CRISIS..... *Pieter Cleppe* ‏@pietercleppe 17m 17 minutes ago Pieter Cleppe Retweeted Markus Söder Bavarian Finance Minister: "no extra taxes or debt to deal w asylum crisis. Limiting immigration would be better" Pieter Cleppe added, *Markus Söder* @Markus_Soeder Asyl Soli für EU? Nein. Keine neuen Steuern oder Schulden für Asyl. Besser wäre eine Begrenzung der Zuwanderung *FRANCE 24Verified account* ‏@FRANCE24 6h 6 hours ago Migrant surge hits *Greece*, UN approves action on smugglers http:// f24.my/1WSDINc [... more »

Blast Shakes Ankara Just in Time to Justify NATO Incursion into Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*October 10, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - A massive blast has killed at least 30 and injured over 100 more in NATO-member Turkey's capital of Ankara. The blast appears to have targeted the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) who was holding a peace rally at the moment of the explosion. CNN would report in their article, "30 killed in bombing near main train station in Turkey's capital," that: *At least one powerful bomb hit near the main train station in the Turkish capital Saturday morning, killing 30 people,authorities said, making it the deadliest attack in Ankara in ... more »

Cruel Judge Sends Abuse Victim To Jail For ‘Contempt Of Court’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A judge has been slammed for shouting at a domestic abuse victim and then sentencing her to jail for not turning up to testify against her alleged attacker. Recently released footage shows the furious Florida judge lash out at the victim after she tearfully told the court she failed to arrive out of “anxiety” Yahoo News reports: On July 30, when the video was taken, the mother of a 1-year-old child appeared before Judge Jerri Collins in a Seminole County courtroom for a contempt of court hearing. “Your honor, I’m very sorry for not attending the last one,” she said through tears. “I’... more »

College Censors Censorship Debate

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: University of Manchester - 900] Free speech is quickly losing ground to feelings and, perhaps, nowhere is this more evident than on college campuses. Recently, an article appeared in Psychology Today entitled "Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges." The author of the piece,... more »

Syria: US Success Would Only Be the End of the Beginning

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
As US attempts to extort a settlement in Syria built on regime-change, US senators and generals conspire to arm and back a new terrorist army aimed at Iran. *October 10, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - An October 7, 2015 hearing before the US Senate Committee on Armed Forces (SASC) titled, "Iranian Influence in Iraq and the Case of Camp Liberty," served as a reaffirmation of America's commitment to back the terrorist organization Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK) and specifically 2,400 members of the organization being harbored on a former US military base in Iraq. Providing testimony was... more »

Rage Against The Machine: “Elections Are Rigged And ISIS Is Fake”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Tim Commerford the bassist in Rage Against The Machine, recently spoke about ISIS, electoral politics and conspiracy theories. Asked about his views on current events by Rolling Stone magazine, Commerford responded by saying “I’m a conspiracy theorist, so you don’t really want to get me started on this.” Thefreethoughtsproject.com reports: After his warning, he delved into talking about politics and how both parties are funded by the same ruling class. He also explained why he doesn’t vote, saying that “campaigns are all funded by the same corrupt corporations that accept the same f... more »

Why Climate Change Had No Impact on the Syrian Uprising

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood So called Climate Change has been blamed for the uprisings in Syria, but the Middle East expert, Kyle Orton, offers a much deeper analysis, which comes to different conclusions: https://kyleorton1991.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/why-climate-change-had-no-impact-on-the-syrian-uprising/ It is inevitable that when a complex situation erupts everybody will try to map their own specialities onto […]

Lament for the Innocents

Dante Witt at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Innocent Baby Feet Heart - 900] DANTE WITT -- The Center for Medical Progress has released video after video exposing Planned Parenthood’s barbaric acts: babies' body parts sold for profit, babies possibly even born alive and then dismembered, executives laughing about buying a Lamborghini from the... more »

Tired of waiting

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The BBC has been largely ignoring the escalating troubles in Israel. Sky has covered it, albeit problematically. By that I mean that they gave equal airtime to two experts, only one of whom was sane. That’s balance for you. I usually complain that the BBC is unhealthily obsessed with Israel, at least with regard to Gaza and the West Bank, but in this instance a little background would not have gone amiss. My grievance with the BBC for not reporting the violent clashes in the West Bank up till now is that they seem to be waiting for Israel to act before suddenly deciding that it’s... more »

Massive Two-Mile Asteroid To Skim Past Earth On Saturday, NASA Says

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
NASA say that one of the largest asteroids to pass close to our planet in recent times is due to fly past earth on Saturday. Astronomers will be keeping an eye on the asteroid, 86666 (2000 FL10), though it is expected to skim pass our planet safely. Express.co.uk reports: The giant lump of rock is currently hurtling through space at 40,000 miles an hour. The asteroid’s exact size is still unclear though it is estimated to be between 0.7miles metres and 1.6 miles wide – more than 15 times bigger than other asteroids currently on Nasa’s radar. A collision would be nothing short of ca... more »

Secret NASA Footage Shows Manned Mars Mission In 1973

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
There are some who believe that there was a secret space programme and that humans actually landed on Mars in the late 60s or early 70s. A film was allegedly leaked from NASA. The footage which is not very clear is apparantly from a manned mission to Mars – in 1973. Metro.co.uk reports: The film, which shows some wobbly-cam footage of the planet, begins with a sign saying, ‘Not for public distribution.’ Must be real, then. Conspiracy theorists believe that there was a ‘secret space programme’, codenamed Project Redsun, when humans landed on Mars in the late 60s or early 70s. Conspir... more »

Fatah officials: Killing “settlers” is legal and "national duty" - PMW Bulletins

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Pal Watch has plenty of evidence that Fatah officials approve and encourage the killing of Israeli Jews. Here's a recent example 'PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail, said that the killing of Naama and Eitam Henkin in their car in front of their four children was not merely legal but was fulfilling Palestinian "national duty." [Official PA TV, Oct. 6, 2015]' More here http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=15830 but not on the BBC where supporting and protecting the 'Palestinian people' whilst vilifying the world's only majority Jewish state appears to be polic... more »

A Look At How World War Three Could Start

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*PW Singer and August Cole, The Telegraph:* *Here's how World War Three could start tomorrow* *It would only take a small spark to start a conflict between Nato and China or Russia - unleashing previously unseen forms of warfare * There is an old adage that militaries set themselves up by failure by preparing to fight the last war. When it comes to 21st Century warfare, the problem however may not be with looking back, but that we aren’t looking back far enough. For the last two decades, leaders in London and Washington have become focused on operations in places like Sierra Leona... more »

China Is Finding Ways To Track U.S. Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts tactical maneuvering exercises in the Strait of Magellan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel /Released) *Defense News:* *Chinese Newspaper: Spy Satellites Will Target US Carriers* China’s military is getting its ducks in a row for what many experts see as a realistic competence at destroying US aircraft carriers during a confrontation scenario over Taiwan. In a recent issue of the Chinese-language state-run China Youth Daily newspaper, a report claims that the Gaofen-4 geostationary earth observa... more »

Will The Payday Lender Bribery Scandal End Scott Garrett's And Farmer Fincher's Miserable Political Careers?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Wall Street shill Scott Garrett represents Lodi, home of the Bada Bing strip club from The Sopranos Last week we talked about a new payday lender scandal breaking in Washington because of bribes that were taken by something like a dozen slimy Members of Congress. Campaign contributions were delivered and legislative favors were given return. "A dozen lawmakers received campaign contributions from payday lenders at around the same time they were introducing bills and writing letters benefiting the high-cost cash-advance industry." Happily, local newspapers in the districts of the cri... more »

The Beast Revealed: US Celebrates Iranian General's Death at ISIS Hands

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
America's celebration of the death of Iranian General Hossein Hamedani is a call to arms for the entire civilized world. *October 10, 2015 *(Tony Cartalucci - LD) - CNN in their article, "U.S. official: 'Psychological blow' in ISIS killing of Iranian general in Syria," reports: *The death of a top Iranian military commander in Syria this week has dealt a "psychological blow" to elements backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a U.S. intelligence official.* *Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani was killed outside Aleppo, Syria, where he was advising the Syrian army in its fi... more »

Military Photo of the Day: October 10, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Naval Academy-900] U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a flyover during a graduation and commissioning ceremony for the Naval Academy Class of 2015 on May 22 in Annapolis, Md. On this day in 1845, the United States Naval Academy was born. According to History.com,... more »

North Korea holds huge parades for 70th anniversary per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34493672 on North Korea's 70th anniversary celebrations without mentioning the lack of freedom, the reeducation camps and the extra judicial killings of its citizens that the North Korean communist regime carries out. Do the BBC actually approve of the North Korean communist regime?

The Closely Guarded Pakistan - India Border Can Be Seen At Night From Outer Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Quartz:* *The India-Pakistan border is so closely guarded that it can be seen from space* The border between India and Pakistan is one of the few international boundaries that can be easily identified from space. Late last month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Earth Observatory shared a nighttime image of the international border that divides India and Pakistan. Amid countless dots and some larger blobs of yellow, the border between the two countries can be seen as a distinct, brightly-lit orange line—thanks to the security lights that run the lengt... more »

Lockheed Martin's Modular ATHENA Laser Weapon Is headed For Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
The ATHENA laser weapon system was tested against a pickup truck in March (Credit: Lockheed Martin) *FOX News: **Lockheed Martin's modular ATHENA laser weapon is headed to production* The US military already has a few high-powered laser weapons at its disposal, but it's about to get a hell of a lot more. Earlier this week, defense contractor Lockheed Martin began production of its modular, Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser system for the US Army -- a weapon that's expected to roll out on the battlefield sometime next year. If you're not familiar with the ATHENA system... more »

Not even remotely effing safe for work

Alison at Creekside - 22 hours ago
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Peltier named Grand Marshal of Albuquerque's Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Leonard Peltier named Grand Marshal of Albuquerque's Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration By Peter Clark, Co-Director International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info Censored News English and Dutch Dutch translation at NAIS Gazette by Alice Holemans  http://www.denaisgazet.be/free-leonard-peltier/

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*From Wikipedia*: Shock test of USS Theodore Roosevelt during sea trials in 1987

Hamas Leader Declares Intifada As Dozens Injured In Israel-Palestinian Violence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Seven people reported killed, dozens injured in Israel-Palestinian violence* (CNN)At least seven Palestinians were killed and 60 people were injured, 10 critically, in clashes Friday in Gaza, according to Gaza medical sources. Also Friday, one person was killed by police in the West Bank, and several other people were injured in attacks in northern and southern Israel. It is the latest bloodshed in a wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians stemming from recent restrictions by the Israeli government on the site Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble San... more »

Don't Cry for Me, Aristotle

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Allow to me to pull on your coat about something: a wee story about Art, Tragedy and Catharsis. You’re watching a good ‘weepy’ with a box of tissues on hand, and you cry your eyes out – that’s what we call ‘catharsis,’ isn’t it? As everyone knows (or thinks they know) *catharsis* is a healthy purging of all your repressed emotions. You see a devastatingly good film or heroically moving play and pretty soon there ain't a dry eye in the house. Aristotle himself suggested that’s what happens when you see decent drama – particularly a good tragedy like *Medea *or *Oedipus Rex* where ... more »

U.S. To Arm Syrian Kurds Who Are Battling The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syrian Kurds *Washington Post*: *Arming Kurds is part of the new U.S. plan to counter the Islamic State in Syria* The Pentagon’s overhaul of how it counters the Islamic State militant group in Syria could create at least one clear winner: the Kurdish groups there who have engaged in heavy combat against the Islamic State for months. As U.S. officials explained on Friday how they will scale back and alter the Pentagon’s maligned $500 million train-and-equip program, they cited the success, largely attributed to the Kurds, in taking back the Syrian border town of Kobane last year fr... more »

The Bigger Story Behind Russia's Cruise Missile Attack On ISIS: Moscow's Jaw Dropping New Missile Is A Wake Up Call For Washington!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
By now, most people are fully aware of how several Russian cruisers and destroyers that were in the Caspian Sea successfully launched some 26 hypersonic cruise missiles in a very long range attack on ISIS targets in Syria..... It was an amazing achievement by the Russian Federation, and a huge success in their war in support of Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government.. But we have also seen the Jew spew western "media" try to play down this massive success by Russia by claiming, and very falsely, that up to 4 of the cruise missiles "crashed" in Iran during their long flight to Syria....... more »

Somalia Cannot Pay Or Even Feed Its Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A member of Somalia's hardline al Shabaab rebel group walks with a machine gun after attending Eid al-Adha prayers inside a football stadium north of the capital Mogadishu November 16, 2010. REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR *Reuters*:* Failure to pay soldiers threatens Somalia’s war on Islamists* Somalia's inability to pay and even feed its soldiers threatens to undermine years of hard-won military gains against Islamist al Shabaab rebels, with corruption sapping morale and weakening the army in the war against the militants. In the past two months the al Qaeda-aligned group has stormed an Afri... more »

Arthur Brooks: Speaker from the Heart

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Helping Hand - 900] I write this column with some trepidation -- because it involves the office of the speaker of the House of Representatives. And, as I write, anything can happen. Is Pope Francis available? Can we make an Argentinean exception just this... more »

The Degeneration of American Schools: From Revering the Bible to Reviling the Bible

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Boy Reading Bible - 900] Did you know that in 1647, early American settlers passed the "Old Satan Deluder Act" to encourage children's education so they could learn to read the Bible? According to Christian educator Tim Hoy, "One of the earliest education laws in...more »

She talks to Angels

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
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Shock and Awe: Russian Helicopters attacking ISIS Terrorists in Syria

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Russian Helicopters attacking Terrorists in Syria* And at the end of the video the Syrians are shouting *Allahu Akbar * * interj (Islam) an exclamation used in the call to prayer and also used as a call to the defence of Muslims, an expression of approval, and a funeral litany .*.as they celebrate their deliverance from the zionist-controlled terrorists encamped in their country. One picture is worth a thousand words: *warning leaflets dropped on ISIS enclaves prior to Russian bombing* More dramatic videos of Russian helicopters flying low and bombing ISIS targets in ... more »

The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem

The Gospel Coalition/Guillermo Gonzalez at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Adoration of the Magi by Florentine painter Giotto di Bondone (1267–1337). The Star of Bethlehem is shown as a comet above the child. Giotto witnessed an appearance of Halley's Comet in 1301.] As a Christian and an astronomer, it's only natural I should have a keen interest in the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. While I've never done any original research on the topic, I've followed new developments from a distance... Continue reading *“The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem”* at *thegospelcoalition.org*.

Military Analysts Are Surprised By Russia's Long Range Cruise Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A photo taken from video published by the Russian Defense Ministry purports to show missile launches from the Caspian Sea to strike targets in Syria. Credit Russian Defense Ministry *David Axe, Daily Beast: **Russia’s New Mega-Missile Stuns the Globe* *Putin’s latest weapons were mostly unknown to the outside world—until they began slamming into Syria.* On Oct. 7, Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired 26 high-tech cruise missiles at rebel targets in Syria—a staggering 1,000 miles away. The missiles in question, which the Pentagon calls SS-N-30s, were mostly unknown to the out... more »

Ian Welsh: "We are ruled by people who are what they have been conditioned to be" -- and look at the results

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Insiders know stuff they don't want us outsiders ever to.* *"These policies are insane, if one assumes a minimum of public spiritedness. They have not worked. They will not work."But they do work in the social sense: They create successful lives for the people who devise and implement them. They are rewarded with money and social approval, they receive feedback which screams, 'Continue!' "* *-- Ian Welsh, in his post yesterday,* "The Political Consequences of Mental Models" *by Ken* In the above quote pulled out of Ian Welsh's post yesterday, I realize I've left out which polici... more »

Walk Day One

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
After our pot luck supper tonight in Ellsworth folks posed for a group photo. We walked four miles in the pouring rain today through Ellsworth just to get a bit of a tune up. Everyone was soaking wet. Had nice response from the public - one guy came out of a auto dealership and told me he was impressed that we were walking in the rain. I handed him one of our flyers. In the morning we are expecting nice weather for our 11.6 mile walk. After walking, and drying out a bit, we had a 90-minute orientation to go over the whole walk plan. People shared why they were walking whic... more »

Musical Interlude: Michael Hoppe, “This Majestic Land”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Michael Hoppe, “This Majestic Land” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKPOTlCDnN0

Tonight's Movie Is 'Company Of Heroes'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *Wikipedia*: Company of Heroes is a 2013 American film[1] very loosely related to the video game of the same name.

Nothing Serious

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Nothing Serious Nothing Serious its just life and we live it as best we can before we ultimently\ no how brilliant our star shone on this earth die I have seen two deaths and they were both horrible and beautifl and somehow butterfly to me I lost everthing both times they meant so much to me I write with tears about this never knew I was so sentitive about the parents who brought me about Yeah they were just like yours unimpeachabbl in n lv for me the greatest persons that ever existed in every way I get knocked down but I get up again and thats my life but I would never come of the car... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“To the eye, this cosmic composition nicely balances the Bubble Nebula at the lower right with open star cluster M52. The pair would be lopsided on other scales, though. Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from a single, massive O-type star, the Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is a mere 10 light-years wide. * Click image for larger size.* On the other hand, M52 is a rich open cluster of around a thousand stars. The cluster is about 25 light-years across. Seen toward the northern boundary of Cassiopeia, distance estimates for the Bubble Neb... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Devils Inside”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Devils Inside”* by Chet Raymo “I know it's unworthy of me, but sometime I wish he would just go away - Nicholas Kristof with his reports in the New York Times from the war zones of the Congo and Sudan and other places. The gratuitous violence he describes churns the stomach and brings tears to the eyes. One feels helpless, and a little bit guilty. And shamed by those brave souls - I know several young people, the children of friends - who take themselves to the killing fields to do something for the victims. I'd just as soon not know - put my hands over my eyes, plug my ears,... more »

"Doing The Best They Can..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Reality is much more complex than any judgment of right and wrong encourages you to believe. When you really understand the ethical, spiritual, social, economic, and psychological forces that shape individuals, you will see that people's choices are not based on a desire to hurt. Instead, they are in accord with what they know and what world views are available to them. Most are doing the best they can, given what information they've received and what problems they are facing." - Michael Lerner

ISIS "Big Win/Advance" in Aleppo? - Rebel Burgers!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Got wind of this news item earlier today- *Did ISIS advance in Aleppo? /* *Was it a big win?** No. And No* Why do I say “no”? Because in a nutshell, this is yet another sleight of hand*: A way of deceiving people requiring some skill* *I’ve talked about the varying ‘brands’ of rebels on a number of occasions* The concept of brand is familiar to all? For this post let’s compare rebels to hamburgers? Think about a hamburger? Consider all the brands affiliated with that food product? McDonalds, Harvey’s, Wendy’s, A &W, Burger King etc., *All brands selling their version of a hambur... more »

"Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes And Comments"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes And Comments"* by Josh Modell, Kyle Ryan, Noel Murray, Scott Gordon, And Tasha Robinson "So it goes." Unlike many of these quotes, the repeated refrain from Vonnegut's classic 'Slaughterhouse-Five' isn't notable for its unique wording so much as for how much emotion—and dismissal of emotion—it packs into three simple, world-weary words that simultaneously accept and dismiss everything. There's a reason this quote graced practically every elegy written for Vonnegut over the past two weeks (yes, including ours): It neatly encompasses a whole way of life. More ...more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "In the Beginning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"In the Beginning"* "Sometimes simplicity rises like a blossom of fire from the white silk of your own skin. You were there in the beginning you heard the story, you heard the merciless and tender words telling you where you had to go. Exile is never easy and the journey itself leaves a bitter taste. But then, when you heard that voice, you had to go. You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live so close to the live flame of that compassion you had to go out in the world and make it your own so you could come back with that flame in your voice, saying listen... this warmth, this unbea... more »

Oct. 9: Sometimes, reading the Irving press is really...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
...infuriating. On A1, there's big story about - guess what? - the Oland trial. It seems the attack on Richard Oland was ferocious. Well, yeah, I had figured that since we learned the day after it happened that he had been clubbed to death, and there was a great pool of blood. I had sort of figured out it wasn't a genteel sort of killing. This is cheap sensationalism, in a class with those mags that have headlines like, "Elvis Presley is still alive, and living as a woman with a male dwarf." Then, for those who want to keep up the latest developments in world affairs, there's a s... more »

Commentary, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg Editorial*: *Nobel Highlights a Rare Ray of Democracy* This year's Nobel Peace Prize was a surprise even to the recipients, a little-known group of activists who brokered a political transition in Tunisia. It was also an inspired choice. The Arab Spring has been so disappointing -- in Egypt, in Libya, in Yemen -- that Tunisia has been largely forgotten, making headlines only when terrorists kill European vacationers. Yet the Arab Spring's hope for a more tolerant and democratic Middle East is most alive in Tunisia, where the movement began more than four years ago *Com... more »

World News Briefs -- October 9, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Times:* *Obama shifts Syria policy as Russia takes lead role* With President Obama’s Syria policy under new scrutiny as Russia takes a lead role in the conflict, administration officials said Friday that they will now scrap the Pentagon’s still-born program for training a “moderate” Syrian opposition rebel force — an effort that has cost millions over the past year but produced only a handful of combat-ready fighters. Officials say the administration’s policy is being readjusted to focus instead on equipping, arming and supporting already-established Kurdish and Arab r... more »

Known Outage

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
There is a known outage when the system breaks and its on every screen information everyone needs to know but the system man IT disseminates it so slow and I become the messenger please don't shoot me or worse give me a bad CSAT some wounds can be bandaged others deny the facts There is a known outage when something screws up could be a Pole has been hit or an Ungarn(Hungarian) is corrupt maybe Edward Snowden hates Game of Thrones only the lord knows There is a known outage when an update goes sideways and progress sputters to a stop a victim of manufactued stupid day as if Windows 10 was... more »

Suspected ‘Honor Killing’ Stokes German Fears About Customs, Crimes of Middle Eastern Refugees

Fox News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Angela Merkel - 400] BERLIN - The alleged “honor killing” last month of a young pregnant woman who fled Syria after being gang raped is the latest case to leave Germans horrified by the crimes and customs of some of the refugees pouring in from... Continue reading *“Suspected ‘Honor Killing’ Stokes German Fears About Customs, Crimes of Middle Eastern Refugees”* at *foxnews.com*.

Obama’s Disastrous Clean Power Plan

National Review at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Harry Alford - 400] Harry Alford is right. The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce lately has taken heat from liberals for opposing Obama's Clean Power Plan. The Left finds it inappropriate that a black man, who represents 2.4 million black-owned businesses,... Continue reading *“Obama’s Disastrous Clean Power Plan”* at *nationalreview.com*.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
La Queue, Ile-de-France, France. Thanks for stopping by!

Amazing Collection of Photographs of Fukushima Prejecture's New Wastelands

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago

Obama: Americans Must ‘Come Together’ on Gun Crimes

Kevin Freking at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: Protesters line the street in front of the Roseburg Regional Airport on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Most turned out to protest President Obama's Visit to Roseburg, as the community recovers from last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College.] ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The public must “come together” to figure out how to keep deadly mass shootings from happening, President Barack Obama said Friday. But he emerged from a private meeting with family of the victims of last week’s... more »

Real Hero – MMA Fighter Brings Fresh Water & Freedom to African Slaves

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Vic Bishop* - In a world of over-hype this cage fighter did something truly amazing. The post Real Hero – MMA Fighter Brings Fresh Water & Freedom to African Slaves appeared first on Waking Times.

There and Back Again - Your Trip Through the American Empire

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*October 10, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) The October 8, 2015 US Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing titled, "Russian Strategy and Military Operations," gave viewers an instructive snapshot at the current state of America's dwindling power. *Image: Western governments have their populations cowering in fear over "refugees" invading and destroying their "Western culture," successfully distracting them from true cross-border invaders - multinational corporations whose unwarranted power and influence has done more to destabilize, destroy, steal, plunder, and ruin global populat... more »

History: "General Sherman's Final Solution"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"General Sherman's Final Solution"* by Thomas J. DiLorenzo "In an issue of "The American Enterprise" magazine devoted to the War between the States, Victor Hanson, a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, defends and makes excuses for Lincoln’s intentional waging of war on Southern civilians. This included the bombing, pillaging and plundering of their cities and towns, the burning of their homes, total destruction of farms and livestock, gang rape, and the killing of thousands, including women and children of all races. (See "Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and Total W... more »

"How It Really Should Have Been"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

Obama Weighs Expanding Background Checks Through Executive Authority

The Washington Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Obama3 - 400] In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Under the proposed rule change,... Continue reading *“Obama Weighs Expanding Background Checks Through Executive Authority”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

"Columbus Day? No, Thanks..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Teachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492. The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and kill them. The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how hear... more »

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