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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

13 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

11:45pm MDST

Author Claims Origins Of Christianity Were Founded On Cannibalism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
A new book entitled, The Babylonian Origins of the Christian Religion, claims that one of the central sacraments of the Christian faith involves disturbing acts of cannibalism that has its roots traced back to ancient Babylon. Worldnewsdailyreport.com reports: In his controversial book, entitled The Babylonian Origins of the Christian Religion, Professor Eppstein claims that the acts of drinking wine and eating bread, symbolizing the flesh and blood of Christ, are actually inspired by a ritual in honor of the Babylonian goddess of the Underworld, Ereshkigal. This ritual, called th... more »

Russia To Turkey: There’s A New Sheriff In Town And It’s Not USA

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
As Russian air strikes against ISIS military targets increase in Syria, Turkey are claiming that the radar used by the Russian aircraft have locked onto Turkish jets in a maneuver designed to intimidate. Independent.co.uk reports: The Turkish military said that eight Turkish F-16 fighters patrolling the Turkish Syrian border had been threatened by a Mig-29 and later by an anti-aircraft missile system. In both cases the threat consisted only of Russian use of radar for a limited period, but the Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russian actions were “very serious – ev... more »

Netanyahu Promises “War Against Palestinian Children”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
As tensions mount between the West Bank and East Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has promised a “harsh offensive” against Palestinian children. Salon.com reports: While grave violations against Palestinian children by Israeli forces are a cornerstone of Israel’s seemingly permanent military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, recent policy changes combined with systemic impunity will inevitably amplify an already dire situation for Palestinian children. Recently the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, promised a “h... more »

Propaganda: The West Officially Blame Russia For MH17 Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
A Dutch report has been released on the crash of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 which the media is using to blame Russia for shooting down the flight by firing a BUK ‘warhead’ missile at it. Activistpost.com reports: The report itself — despite headlines like NBC’s “Malaysia Airlines MH17 Was Shot Down by BUK ‘Warhead’: Investigators” or New York Daily News’ “MH17 plane was downed by Russian-made missile, instantly killing many of 298 on board: report” — does not even conclusively say it was a Russian Buk warhead that brought the plane down. The missile, according to Dutch Safety B... more »

Russia Successfully Destroys Most Of ISIS’ Military Ammunition

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
Russia have claimed that ISIS have lost nearly all of their military ammunition, heavy vehicles and equipment due to Russian airstrikes. Rt.com reports: Sukhoi Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, together with Su-25SM ground support aircrafts targeted Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) sites in the provinces of Raqqah, Hama, Idlib, Latakia and Aleppo, according to the ministry. The jets hit command posts, ammunition and armament depots, military vehicles, plants producing explosives, field camps and bases. #SYRIA Russian air strikes resulted in elimination of the most part of #ISIS ammun... more »

CIA Torture Victims Sue Spy Agency Over Torture Program

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
Survivors of the CIA torture program are suing the agency it’s controversial and illegal torture of prisoners, which was put in place in the post-9/11 era. The Guardian reports: In an extraordinary step, psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen now face a federal lawsuit for their role in convincing the CIA to subject terror suspects to mock drowning, painful bodily contortions, sleep and dietary deprivation and other methods long rejected by much of the world as torture. In practice, CIA torture meant disappearances, mock executions, anal penetration performed under cover of ... more »

Nazi Gun Control: Three Words that Go Together

John Zmirak at The Stream - 44 minutes ago
[image: Jewish militia1] Ben Carson is in the crosshairs for his candid, principled comments on gun control -- which included a statement that the Nazis could have been resisted more effectively had Europe’s Jews not been disarmed by their own governments before the Nazis... more »

In A Sign Of Growing Iraqi Frustration With The U.S., Iraq's Military Is Now Working With Russia, Iran, And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 44 minutes ago
Militant Islamist fighters hold the flag of Islamic State (IS) while taking part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province in this June 30, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/STRINGER *Reuters*: *Iraq using info from new intelligence center to bomb Islamic State: official* Iraq has begun bombing Islamic State insurgents with help from a new intelligence center with staff from Russia, Iran and Syria, a senior parliamentary figure said on Tuesday about cooperation seen as a threat to U.S. interests in the region. The center has been operational for about a week, and it... more »

Easy Costumes to Make

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 51 minutes ago
Halloween is on its way and kids are deciding what they want to wear for the big day, but what about you? Are you going to dress up for work, for that one Halloween party or even just to take your kids trick-or-treating? Here are some easy costumes you can pull together with what you have! No Sew Jedi Costume Easy Katniss Costume Last Minute Costumes by Rae Gun Ramblings Junk Food Junkie Here are three more easy to pull together costumes too! What are you going to be for Halloween this year? [image: post signature]

Horrific Declassified Video Shows US Testing Of Chemical Weapons

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 53 minutes ago
A newly declassified video has surfaced that discusses the U.S. Navy’s development and testing of biological and chemical weapons. The video titled “Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare,” includes footage showing two large-scale tests in California and Carolina. Vice.com reports: The video’s narrator does not say what specific chemicals were used in the tests but notes that they are stand-ins for biological weapons. From the video’s narrator: “Navy delivery and dispersion of the agents started with tests made in 1950. A rather crude spraying system was installed on a m... more »

Is Nuclear Waste Contributing to Warming Oceans?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
Enenews has posted a map plotting location of radioactive water off of North American coast. http://enenews.com/unpublished-govt-map-shows-massive-plume-fukushima-radioactive-material-west-coast-north-america-radiation-levels-quadrupled-recent-months-scientist-starting-penetration-cesium-offshore-coast-video The cesium-137 level is "low," reportedly peaking at 5 becquerels per meter3, but where there is cesium there is likely to be other radionuclide, such as strontium-90s. 5 becquerels per meter3 of cesium-137 is about 5 times more cesium than existed prior to Fukushima. Is the w... more »

A Look At Who Is Russia Targeting In Syria, And Who Is The U.S. Targeting (Map Of Air Strikes)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Washington Post:* *Mapped: Russian vs. U.S. airstrikes in Syria* Since Russia’s air campaign began in Syria, its strikes have been relegated primarily to territory held by groups other than the Islamic State, including moderate opposition fighters and Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate—Jabhat al-Nusra, according to recently released data compiled by the Institute of the Study of War. The Russian strikes, which have mostly been clustered in the western part of the country, have been mostly in tandem with a Syrian ground offensive that has pushed into opposition-held territory with infantr... more »

A Very Different Lou Reed From The Guy I Knew

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
A couple of days ago a book came in the mail. Before I retired from Warner Bros, books used to come in the mail all the time. They don't any longer. I opened it and it was *The Life Of Lou Reed-- Notes From The Velvet Underground* by Howard Sounes. Never heard of him. Never heard of the book. But before I put it aside I noticed there was a note. Oh, I *had* heard of him. It was a note scrawled on a memo sheet thanking me for the interview. Ah... yes, the British author who had done the biography of Charles Bukowski and then one I never read by had heard all about, *Down the Highwa... more »

How Conservative Twitter Saw the Democrat Debate

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: twitter - pixabay] Tonight, the 5 candidates vying for the Democratic Party nomination went head to head in their first debate. Here's what conservative Twitter had to say. First, Sheryl Crow sang the national anthem, and it was...not great. it's like she trained... more »

U.S. TOW Missiles Are Becoming A 'Game-Changer' On The Syrian Battlefield

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Fiscal Times*: *Here’s the U.S. Missile That’s Altering the Battlefield in Syria* A U.S.-manufactured antitank missile has taken on new prominence in Syria’s years-long civil war. While the Obama administration has officially maintained it won’t provide heavy weapons like the Raytheon-produced BGM-71 TOW missile to rebels battling the Assad regime, a CIA-led effort has supplied the system to opposition groups for more than a year now. The weapon has had such a devastating impact on the Assad regime’s ground forces that Russia has allegedly focused its airstrikes in the country o... more »

Aiding ISIS

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
The evidence is growing that the US and its other allies (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, UK, Jordan and Israel) are in fact supplying ISIS with weapons and other equipment - including those now famous white Toyota vehicles. I'm sure ISIS is laughing and saying, "Thanks American taxpayers for equipping us. How are your pot holes in the roads back home?"

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Humane Society seeks funds to care for more than 40 animals seized in Bogalusa ~WDSU*

Facebook paid just £4,327 tax on UK revenues of £105m

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Fee and KJ get a tour of one of the global tech giants... SOURCE GUARDIAN: Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax despite £35m staff bonuses Facebook made an accounting loss of £28.5m in Britain in 2014, after paying out more than £35m to its 362 staff in a share bonus scheme, according to the unit’s latest published accounts. Operating at a loss meant that Facebook was able to pay less than

A Rift In The White House On How To 'Handle' Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Reuters *Politico*: *Rift in Obama administration over Putin* The president’s reluctance to respond assertively is signaling U.S. weakness and indecision, some officials say. Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria is creating new rifts inside an exhausted and in some cases demoralized Obama national security team, where officials pushing for bolder action see the president as stubbornly unwilling to assume new risk as he nears his final year in office. Current and former Obama officials say the president’s reluctance to respond more assertively against Putin is signaling U.S. weak... more »

Day 5 - Fog & Rain in Rockland

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
The fog was thick when we left Camden this morning for the nine mile walk to Rockland. After the first three miles the rain started and by about mile six it began to come down much harder. We took a short break at a park along the water - we couldn't see anything though because of the fog. We decided to skip our lunch and pressed on into the revitalized downtown of Rockland stopping at a book cafe for a hot cup of caffeine. The owner of the joint told us we could have any dessert for free as a reward for our walking. Because we pushed into Rockland sooner than expected the Unit... more »

10 years of blogging

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 4 hours ago
Today is exactly the 10th year that I have started blogging. I created this blog on *October 14, 2005*, and this was my first post. Fun with Big Government Government -- to govern, to referee. Also, to collect fees, to regulate, to intervene. Yeah, we can attach various definitions and connotations about government. But there are 3 things which are 100% present in all governments: politicians, bureaucrats, and taxes. Politicians are elected; bureaucrats are appointed and hired; and taxes feed them both. So the bigger the government, ie, the plentier the politicians and bureaucrats, t... more »

Can Making An Issue Of Renewable Energy Work For Progressives... In Oklahoma?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Tom Guild (OK-05) With the renewable energy sector already creating far more jobs-- and far better jobs-- than fossil fuel extraction, its difficult to understand why Republicans are so hysterically opposed to the thriving new industry. Difficult until you look at the Big Oil & Gas payroll for Congress. Last year alone, Big Oil and Gas rewarded their Republican congressional allies with $26,850,111 in legalistic bribes. (That was just one election cycle.) They also gave their Democratic allies $4,524,072. The industry's most subservient shills in the House from Oklahoma did especiall... more »

Russian President Putin: U.S. And Some Of Its Partners Have 'Mush For Brains'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*AFP*: *Putin slams US on Syria, says partners have 'mush for brains'* Moscow (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed Washington for refusing to share intelligence with Russia on Syria, accusing it of muddled thinking. "I believe some of our partners simply have mush for brains," Putin said, expressing some of his strongest criticism yet of Washington's handling of the Syrian crisis. Late last month Moscow launched a bombing campaign in Syria, saying it needed to target Islamic State jihadists before they cross into Russia, which has a large Muslim population. *More ... more »

The "Morgellons" Umbrella: What it is or isn't

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 5 hours ago
*A potentially very useful article from:* [image: Removing The Shackles] *First off, I am NOT a doctor, or a nurse. I do not have any degrees from medical schools or universities. I worked as a medic in SE Asia, and in the Canadian Military (for a very short time- I got out of there FAST!), and have been using essential oils, herbs and natural clays and essences to heal and treat infections etc... for over 20 years. I have been researching these things for over two decades and constantly updating my personal database of knowledge on a daily basis. What I am writing here is my ... more »

Is Turkey The Next Middle Eastern Country To Be Gripped By War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*David A. Andelman, USA Today:* *Will Turkey crack next in crumbling Middle East? Column* Growing Islamic State pressure on a key NATO ally poisons already toxic security situation. Is Turkey next? The world should be very worried about how that question is answered. The twin bomb blasts in Ankara this past weekend — the deadliest incidents in the modern history of that NATO member and American ally — have all the hallmarks of Islamic State. And by expanding into Turkey, ISIL’s efforts to re-create the ancient Islamic Caliphate would be a dramatic uptick in the stakes and scope o... more »

Where to watch CNN Democrat Debate Live...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*if you don't have cable.* If it wasn't for Doug, over at the *Daley Gator*, I'd never get to see anything - and I thank him. Here's some links he put up for live streaming. I've got the last one up right now, and it's a very good picture with no buffering. *http://2ndrun.tv/swf/VaughnSoftPlayer.swf?k1=live&k2=gdsohs5as&t=1428694351http://www.stream2watch.me/live-tv/us/cnn-live-streamhttp://2ndrun.tv/swf/VaughnSoftPlayer.swf?k1=live&k2=gdsohs5as&t=14286943http://www.zahitvstation.com/watch-cnn-usa-livehttp://www.livenewschat.eu/tophttp://2ndrun.tv/CNN_Test.php*

U.S. Patriot Missile Batteries Have Left Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Osman Orsal *Defense News:* *US Begins Removing Patriot Missiles from Turkey* ANKARA, Turkey — The United States has started pulling its Patriot missiles stationed on Turkish soil, Turkish officials said. "We do not think this is the best time to withdraw these batteries," said one senior Turkish diplomat. "This is a delicate time for our border with Syria." On Oct. 3 and 4, Russian warplanes twice violated Turkish airspace during Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria aimed at bolstering the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Then on Oct. 7, the Turkish military s... more »

Fox Poll: Carson Crowds Trump, Thumps Hillary; Cruz Edges into Third

Fox News at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson Speaking - 400] Ben Carson is giving Donald Trump a run for his money, according to the latest Fox News national poll. Support for Carson in the race for the Republican nomination has nearly doubled in the last two months, he is seen... Continue reading *“Fox Poll: Carson Crowds Trump, Thumps Hillary; Cruz Edges into Third”* at *foxnews.com*.

Wilmore, KY Asked to Remove Cross from Water Tower by Freedom From Religion Foundation

CitizenGo at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: watertower - 417] A small town in rural Kentucky is now the center of a nation-wide controversy about public religious expression. The Wilmore city water tower stands above the campus of Asbury University, a private Christian college. On top of the water tower... Continue reading *“Wilmore, KY Asked to Remove Cross from Water Tower by Freedom From Religion Foundation”* at *citizengo.org*.

Sorry for yesterday.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
My apologies for yesterday. Very foolishly, I wrote the thing on my blog site instead of doing it in Word, first. Then, at the end of several hours of writing, I accidentally hit delete and lost the whole thing. Then I went to my room to cry. So today, we'll look at the Irving press just briefly – then on to broader topics. Yesterday's Irving press, by the way, had only one item worth reading – it was by Alec Bruce, and it was superb. You can read about the same topic (the province's economic benefits from its universities) on today's A10. Today, there are excellent commentaries by ... more »

Party or Constituency? The Accountability of Labour MPs

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
I can't say I'd heard of Mike Gapes, the Labour MP for Ilford South, until the summer brouhaha that was the Labour leadership contest. But that's okay, I bet he hasn't the foggiest who I am either. Since September, Mike has made a name for himself as someone unrepentant about his politics, which are decidedly on the right of the party. Though to be fair it's not because Mike has deliberately courted controversy or is positioning himself to lead a Neo-Kendallite counter-insurgency from the back benches. For whatever reason, the trollish wing of keyboard Corbynism have taken objectio... more »

Putin Puts Netanyahu On Notice About His Air Support For ISIS In Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*If only the President of the United States was brave enough to give Netanyahu such a warning. . . he would be crowned king of the world overnight.* Israel absolutely has legitimate national interests, and it should take every precaution to defend itself from the chaos in Syria, but when you go out of your way to make trouble in your neighbourhood by supporting terrorist groups like ISIS who enslave minorities, rape women, and brainwash children to be God's soldiers at age five then, sorry, but you're asking for it at that point. The same goes for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and ... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity" (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity" (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYu7k-O4iw

Musical Interlude: Nickelback, “If Everyone Cared”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Nickelback, “If Everyone Cared” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUSZyjiYuY&ob=av3e

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The southern Milky Way appears spectacular in this composite image taken from Mangaia, the most southerly of the Cook Islands. Few sources of light pollution exist here, home to only 500 people. *Click image for larger size.* The two bright stars at the Milky Way’s center are Alpha (left) and Beta Centauri. They point to Crux the Southern Cross. Near the horizon, two of the satellite galaxies of our Milky Way, the Small (left) and Large Magellanic Clouds are easy to spot." - http://www.astronomy.com/

Pallas Athena and Her Spear-Shakers

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,* *In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;* * Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;* * But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—* *Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—* * Perched, and sat, and nothing more.* *Man, you should've seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe...* *Excerpts from Alfred Dodd's Book "The Martyrdom of Francis Bacon" pp. 30-35 Chapter II* " Pallas Athena was the Goddess of Wisdom and was sup... more »

Man behind Undercover Videos: Planned Parenthood’s Change in Tissue Donation Policy ‘Admission of Guilt’

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood protesters defund__1438346469_70.119.142.63] Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today it would no longer accept reimbursements for tissue donated to researchers from aborted babies. The policy change comes in wake of ongoing attacks against the organization that were triggered by a string of... more »

Running the Numbers : Hitler's (NS)DAP Membership Card

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"No one knows better than you yourself, my Führer, that you were never the seventh member of the party, but at best the seventh member of the committee, which I asked you to join as recruitment director. * *And a few years ago I had to complain to a party office that your first proper membership card of the DAP, bearing the signatures of Schüssler and myself, was falsified, with the number 555 being erased and number 7 entered. "* *Anton Drexler, * *Founding Member : Thule Society,* *Co-founder, Chairman : Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (DAP), January 5th 1919 - February 24th 1920* *C... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations:* *Turkey. At War. With Itself.* In his famous and much-criticized 1993 Foreign Affairs article, “The Clash of Civilizations,” the late Samuel Huntington described Turkey as a “torn country.” For Huntington there is an irreconcilable difference between the Western-style political institutions of the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic cultural and civilizational foundations of Turkish society. It was a controversial assertion in a controversial article, though Turkey’s current prime minister (and political scientist), Ahmet Davutoglu, made ... more »

"Sometime In Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even." ~ Daniel Berrigan

Chet Raymo, "Hanging On"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Hanging On"* by Chet Raymo "I change the desktop image on my laptop every now and then, generally when I come across a new image I like. In the last year or so you'll remember that I wrote about Caravaggio's "The Rest on the Flight Into Egypt" and Vermeer's "The Milkmaid." Live with an image for a while and it's inevitable that you learn something from it. Here is the painting I've had as my desktop in recent weeks, Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip", 1872, one of America's sentimental favorites. A simpler, more innocent time. Boys at recess, barefoot in the grass. Hand-me-down clo... more »

"A Matter of Priorities: Letting Go of the Little Stuff"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"A Matter of Priorities:* * Letting Go of the Little Stuff"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we stop worrying about unimportant matters, we can devote so much more of ourselves to what is truly important. We experience numerous disappointments each and every day. Our expectations go unmet, our plans are blocked by circumstance, our wishes go unfulfilled, and we discover that our lives are subject to a myriad of forces beyond our conscious control. In some cases, our response is powerful because we must invest ourselves and our resources to overcome genuine hardship. In others... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Sandia Park, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

“14 Signs of Psychological and Emotional Manipulation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“14 Signs of Psychological and Emotional Manipulation”* by Preston Ni M.S.B.A. “Psychological manipulation can be defined as the exercise of undue influence through mental distortion and emotional exploitation, with the intention to seize power, control, benefits and/or privileges at the victim’s expense. It is important to distinguish healthy social influence from psychological manipulation. Healthy social influence occurs between most people, and is part of the give and take of constructive relationships. In psychological manipulation, one person is used for the benefit of anot... more »

The modern censors

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: Embedded image permalink] There was a time when the left held marches to demand free speech, while the right (especially the religious right) was banning, stifling and propping up the Censor’s Office. Now, not so much. Right around the western world, offend the easily-offended–all-too easy to inadvertently do, as many victims of the Twitterati and the campus cops here and elsewhere have discovered--and you’ll find the marchers coming to get you, your job, and your family. As everyone knows, there’s a long list of things you probably shouldn’t say at dinner parties. Now, ... more »

Shrill Scientists dishonoured SCIENCE now Shrill Lawmen are dishonouring LAW.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 7 hours ago
Source: Ice Age NowThere has been much scuttlebutt recently about taking sceptics - usually using the pejorative term "denier" - to court; eg Use anti-mafia law to prosecute ‘climate deniers’ The stupidity shown by their use of the term "*climate denier"* or *"climate change denier"*is that surely no-one could deny climate; and we sceptics known that climate has always changed. Today, Donna Laframboise, in a piece titled The Courts & the Climate she lists some "other voices have joined the discussion about climate change and the proper role of the courts," - marquee *Sunday Tel... more »

World News Briefs -- October 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *MH17: Ukraine had reason to close airspace before crash, investigators say* (CNN)Ukrainian authorities had "sufficient reason" to close the airspace over conflict-stricken eastern Ukraine before the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to the findings of a Dutch investigation into the crash. The Boeing 777 was heading from Amsterdam to Malaysia when it was shot down on July 17, 2014, over Ukrainian territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists. All 298 people aboard the aircraft died in the crash. *MIDDLE EAST* US draws a line on protecting* CIA-backed reb... more »

House Unmoved by Planned Parenthood’s Reversal on Fetal Tissue Payments

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Jason Chaffetz - 900] Republicans heading up the House investigation into Planned Parenthood's dealings in aborted fetuses said Tuesday the non-profit's sudden decision to stop accepting payment for the fetuses will not stop the probe. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and... more »

Washington Post Reporter Convicted in Iran, Reigniting Republican Criticisms of Nuclear Deal

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Jason Rezaian] Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian was convicted in Iran on espionage charges after being detained in Tehran for more than a year, Iranian media reported Sunday. The verdict sparked immediate backlash from U.S. lawmakers, reviving GOP-led charges against President Barack Obama's signature... more »

The Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar, “We Wear The Mask”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“We Wear The Mask”* “We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be overwise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise. We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask!” - Paul Laurence Dunbar

Albuquerque Frontera NorteSur: Indigenous Peoples Day

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. October 13, 2015 Frontera NorteSur Feature Welcome to Indigenous Peoples Day, 'Burque Style The people came from many patches of Turtle Island. There were Comanches, Apaches, Pueblo, Dine (Navajo), and members of many more nations.  Hundreds strong the people marched, some attired in traditional dress and pounding drums.  As the sounds of flute rose above the din of early evening

A noble Nobel for the man who told us poverty is finally being conquered [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
And the Nobel Prize in Economics* this year goes to Angus Deaton, the author of *The Great Escape,* “which focuses on how modernity revolutionised standards for consumption.” Peter Klein “can’t help poking a little fun at the economics profession” for its recent prizes: *You may have heard the joke that economists used to win the Nobel prize for explaining to the general public something that previously only economists understood, but now they win it for explaining to their fellow economists something that the general public has always known, e.g.:Politicians care about themselv... more »

Melvyn Maxwell Smith House, by Frank Lloyd Wright (1949)

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Melvyn Maxwell Smith House (1949) in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (pic by Rachel Fründt and the Frank Lloyd Wright Appreciation Society) As one commentator said, “A million times better than today's cold clinical grey house and garden design.” [image: melvyn-maxwell-smith-house-191] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Stonehenge Builders Lived In Well Organised Communities & Ate Well

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Archaeologists at University of York and researchers at the University of Sheffield have revealed insights into the eating habits of Stonehenge builders at Durrington Walls, (next to Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England) during the 25th century BC. Durrington Walls is a Late Neolithic monument and settlement site, thought to be the residence for the builders of nearby Stonehenge. Study of artifacts found at the site reveals well organised communities linked together around the land who shared common goals and feasted on animal products while working and celebrating as free people, nearl... more »

Deer hunter

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
I have boundless sympathy for the father who accidentally shot his son because he thought he was a deer. But I have little sympathy for his lawyer, who seems to have run a mumbo-jumbo defence to have him discharged with conviction. Hunters need to recognise their mind can trick them, the lawyer argued. So it wasn’t the father’s fault. Nothing will bring the son back. But I must confess that I have trouble reconciling the lawyer’s statements on radio this morning with, frankly, basic reality. *The police summary said [the hunter] had seen movement in the bush that he believe... more »

Mohawk Nation News 100 MONKEYS

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
. MNN. 100 MONKEYS http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2015/10/13/100-monkeys/

Noam Chomsky and the Denial of Jewish Power

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"Jewish power, as I see it, is the capacity to silence criticism of Jewish power. * *In that regard, AIPAC and the Jewish Lobby are not ‘Jewish power,’ they are symptoms of Jewish power. * *The institutional attempt to silence any debate about Jewish power is provided by the Jewish Left and the so called Jewish anti Zionist network (JVP, Mondowiess, Chomsky, Blumenthal, etc.). * *It is the Jewish Left that attempts to set the boundaries of the discussion and dictates what can and cannot be said. "* *- Gilad Atzmon, ex-Jew* Chomsky Slaps Israel Lobby Theory as ‘Marginal Irrele... more »

A Viewer’s Guide to the Democratic Presidential Debate

LAURIE KELLMAN at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donkey American Flag Democrat] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five Democrats vying to be President Barack Obama’s successor meet Tuesday night for their first televised debate of the 2016 election, a confrontation between one of the best-known women on the planet and four men seeking to... more »

The ‘Islamic Inquisition’ and the Blasphemy Police

Gatestone Institute at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: newspaper - 400] Ten years ago, one of the editors of a Danish newspaper called Jyllands-Posten had heard that that no cartoonist in Denmark would depict Islam’s prophet for a set of children’s books on the major world religions. Did such self-censorship really... Continue reading *“The ‘Islamic Inquisition’ and the Blasphemy Police”* at *gatestoneinstitute.org*.

If Favorites Fall, Watch These Dark-Horse Candidates for House Speaker

National Review at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: McCarthy Roskam Blackburn - 400] Increasingly, House Republicans who think that Ryan won't run and that Webster can't win are turning to other members who are respected and could win the votes of 218 GOP members. That number represents a majority of the House, and... Continue reading *“If Favorites Fall, Watch These Dark-Horse Candidates for House Speaker”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Clinton and Fiorina: A Tale of Two (Political) Women

Hot Air/Jazz Shaw at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: FIORINA and Clinton - 400] Depending on your perspective, Hillary Clinton either has a lot of work to do in tonight's Democrat debate or basically none at all. There's an argument to be made for the latter with much to recommend it because this isn't... Continue reading *“Clinton and Fiorina: A Tale of Two (Political) Women”* at *hotair.com*.

Bitter In-Fighting Has Turned The GOP Into A Stalinist Nightmare-- And The Response From Mainstream Republicans Has Been Like Refusing To Get Chemotherapy Because You Want Your Body To Unite With Your Cancerous Tumor

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
There are few substantive issues that I would find much agreement on with mainstream conservatives like Charlie Dent (R-PA), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Bob Dold (R-IL), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) or Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ). My heart goes out to them, though. But none of these congressmen are crackpots, nihilists, infants, sociopaths or anarchists who want to make the country ungovernable if they can't get their way. David Brat (R-VA) is. If you missed Brat arguing with Charlie Dent on *Meet the Pr... more »

Has Turkey's Policy Lax Policy Towards Jihadists In Syria Result In This Weekend Terror Bomb Attack In Ankara?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Bloomberg:** Turkey Angers the Jihadists It Once Tolerated* With Turkish authorities now singling out the Islamic State as the chief suspect in this weekend's terrorist attack in Ankara, many media outlets have turned their anger toward the government. Did Ankara invite this attack with a lax policy toward jihadists in Syria? For years the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan allowed fighters, money and guns to flow into Syria, to the jihadists fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad. That began to change over the summer. U.S. military officials tell us that ... more »

"I Might Agree..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"We are all ONE, say the gurus. Aye, I might agree- but one WHAT?" - Edward Abbey

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Geopolitics: "The U.S. Government Supplied ISIS’ Iconic Pickup Trucks"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The U.S. Government Supplied ISIS’ Iconic Pickup Trucks"* by George Washington "U.S. counter-terror officials have launched an investigation into how ISIS got so many of those identical Toyota pickup trucks which they use in their convoys. They don’t have to look very far. The Spectator reported last year: "The Toyota Hilux is light, fast, maneuvrable and all but indestructible (‘bomb-proof’ might not, in this instance, be a happy usage). The weapons experts "Jane’s" claimed for the Hilux a similar significance to the longbows of Agincourt or the Huey choppers of Nam. A US Army R... more »

“ALPR: Automatic License Plate Recognition: What You Need to Know About This Speed Camera Technology”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“ALPR: Automatic License Plate Recognition: * *What You Need to Know About This Speed Camera Technology”* by CNET “Get ready for a smarter speed camera. Corridor averaging uses multiple Automatic License Plate Recognition, or ALPR, cameras posted at multiple points along the road. Your license plate is captured and recorded again and again as you drive past more cameras, each taking a picture with a time stamp. With some simple distance and time math, an average speed is computed, and possibly a ticket sent to your home address. These cameras have already been in use in parts of th... more »

The Economy: "The Fed Broke the Market… Now It Owns It…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Fed Broke the Market… Now It Owns It…"* by Bill Bonner PARIS – "Not much action in world markets yesterday. The Dow was up 48 points. Almost everything else ended in the red. Today, another look at the absurdity of central planning. But first… We visited Athens on Monday and then headed back to Paris, joining an Oxford Club group for dinner at one of the best restaurants in Paris – Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. Our Mediterranean cruise last week, aboard the Crystal Serenity, took us to gawk at the great monuments of classical Greek civilization – the Acropolis in Athen... more »

Much of preclinical research into one cancer drug is flawed, says report

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
A review of preclinical research of a now widely used cancer drug suggests the studies contain multiple methodology flaws and overestimate the benefits of the drug. Specifically, the researchers found that most studies didn’t randomize treatments, didn’t blind investigators to which animals were receiving the drug, and tested tumors in only one animal model, which limits the […] The post Much of preclinical research into one cancer drug is flawed, says report appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is Now The Time For America To Abandon Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
US Army soldier Norma Gonzales reads a magazine next to fellow soldiers while waiting to be ferried by a helicopter to different US military bases in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. © REUTERS/ Erik De Castro/Files *Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest:* *Time for America to Abandon Afghanistan* “Continuing to backstop such inept clients with U.S. troops merely wastes American lives”. Experts and pundits were stunned last week when Taliban forces overran most of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. Although government troops appear to have retaken portions of the city, they were ... more »

Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Clinics Will Be Fined under New California Law if They Refuse to Give Abortion Info to Women

TheBlaze at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: pregnancy test - 400] Two non-profit crisis pregnancy centers have filed lawsuits in an effort to halt a new California law that will require licensed clinics to provide women with information about abortions -- a provision that is set to take effect in January.... Continue reading *“Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Clinics Will Be Fined under New California Law if They Refuse to Give Abortion Info to Women”* at *theblaze.com*.

Woman Sues 12-Year Old Nephew for Accidentally Knocking Her Down … When He was Eight

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Child business man - 900] Imagine, if you will, that you're just arriving at your nephew's 8th birthday party. Your nephew is a good kid who you describe as “very loving, sensitive." He just received his first two-wheeler, is probably full of sugar, and is... more »

Columbus, Ohio is full of good kids!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015Why can’t the public be told:* A few weeks back, we noted that Baltimore is full of good, decent kids. So is Columbus, Ohio! You can see that in the photograph which accompanies this New York Times news report. We thought the report was pretty fuzzy, but it looks like we won’t be finding time to discuss it. But that photograph—taken in Ms. James’ seventh-grade English class at Berwick Alternative K-8—pretty well settles one basic fact: Columbus, Ohio is full of great kids! Why can’t the public be told?

Is The Pentagon Lying About Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Image: Wikimedia/U.S. Army Photo *New York Times editorial*: *Is the Pentagon Telling the Truth About Afghanistan?* New data from the United Nations on the military advances by a resurgent Taliban is alarming for what it says about the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan — and what it suggests about the American military’s honesty about what is happening there. The fall of Kunduz two weeks ago was a startling sign of how the Taliban has reasserted itself, wresting a northern city from the control of the NATO-trained Afghan Security Forces, who are not doing a great job... more »

British Grandfather Faces 350 Lashes For Making Wine In Saudi Arabia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A 74 year old British grandfather has been sentenced to 350 lashes for making wine in Saudi Arabia. There are fears that the punishment could kill Karl Andree, who has already spent a year in a notorious prison in the strict Islamic kingdom. Mr Andree’s 35 year old son Simon, has accused the government of putting his father’s case at the ‘bottom of the pecking order’ to protect Middle East business interests, but today the Prime Minister promised to personally intervene in the case and write to Saudi rulers to ask for clemency. The Mail Online report: The Prime Minister’s official s... more »

Afghanistan War News Updates -- October 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Stringer *FOX News*: *Al Qaeda hubs dismantled in one of the largest US-Afghan raids ever, officials say* U.S. and Afghan forces dismantled Al Qaeda networks and killed militants in a series of coordinated air and ground raids in southern Afghanistan, military officials announced Tuesday. “This is one of the largest joint ground-assault operations we have ever conducted in Afghanistan,” according to Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner. The U.S. spokesperson in Afghanistan said more than 200 Afghan and U.S. servicemembers cleared two sites, including an Al Qaeda training camp. O... more »

Supplemental: Mika [HEART] her darling Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015One of her strangest outings:* We’ve had this reaction before as we’ve watched the first half hour of Morning Joe: If you didn’t assume it couldn’t be true, you’d really think that Mika and Joe must be on the Trump payroll—that their daily TV program must be some sort of closeted infomercial. We thought Mika was especially strange today. But that thought has occurred to us in the past, so naked is this program’s pro-Trump, anti-Clinton propaganda. Consider this ten-minute tape from this morning’s program, in which Mika becomes annoyed with “the likes of... more »

Migrants to Germany Sue Asylum Center for Not Giving Them Money Fast Enough

Breitbart at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: migrant crisis2 - 400] Twenty migrants have sued the Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs because they had to wait more than a week to register their asylum cases and receive welfare handouts. They are demanding instant payment. Germany is struggling to cope... Continue reading *“Migrants to Germany Sue Asylum Center for Not Giving Them Money Fast Enough”* at *breitbart.com*.

CawRANT Events #13

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #13* Fall has set in on the wet coast....the coho are running in the nearby salmon stream. The stream has been readied for them by a weekend of heavy rain. Indoor time due to rains is a good time to reflect on the past summer's events and time to *RANT*. *Before I get started though, I want to take time to remember *Kenny, of Kenny's Side Show who passed away a year ago last September 18th. I still miss his calm wisdom and acceptance of other bloggers. Most of the hits to my blog still come from his...a testament to his impact on the "truthosphere"...as I sometime... more »

See the Sketches J.R.R. Tolkien Used to Build Middle Earth

Wired at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Lord of the Rings] How did J.R.R. Tolkien create The Lord of the Rings? The simple answer is that he wrote it. He sat down in a chair in 1937 and spent more than a dozen years working on what remains a masterwork of fantasy... Continue reading *“See the Sketches J.R.R. Tolkien Used to Build Middle Earth”* at *wired.com*.

Donald Trump to Host Saturday Night Live

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump smiling - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has agreed to host Saturday Night Live next month. NBC said its former Celebrity Apprentice host will be the headliner of the Nov. 7 show. It’s the second time he has... more »

Israeli Military Forces Fire Back At Syrian Army Posts After Shells Land On Golan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A picture taken from the hill village of Buqaata in the Israeli-annexed Syrian Golan Heights shows flames and smoke ascending from alleged shelling by Syrian government forces on Islamic State group's positions near the Syrian village of Jubata al-Khashab on October 6, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY) *Times of Israel*: *IDF hits Syrian army posts after shells land on Golan* 3 mortar shells explode on Israeli Golan in apparent spillover from fighting within Syria; no injuries reported. The IDF fired artillery and anti-tank rockets at two Syrian military posts in the central Golan H... more »

Red Pill, Blue Pill.....

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 11 hours ago
From Randy Maugins, of Off Planet Radio: THINK ABOUT THE CHOICES YOU ARE OFFERED---THEN CHOOSE SOMETHING ELSE...

Will US Arms Sent To Syrian Opposition Fall Into Terrorists’ Hands?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry has little doubt that weapons and ammunition supplied by the US to the so-called “moderate Syrian opposition” will end up in terrorists’ hands. In an interview with NTV Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said “I want to be honest, we barely have any doubt that at least a considerable part of these weapons will fall into the terrorists’ hands” A US military spokesman had said they had airdropped 50 tons of munitions to Syrian rebels. RT reports: Lavrov pointed out that American society and the Congress are also getting anxious about the Washington’s previous ... more »

White House Blames Congress For The Failure Of U.S. Policy In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to discuss his plan to combat Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Washington Times:* *White House disowning its failed Syrian plan; points finger at Congress* The Obama administration is distancing itself from one of the biggest failures in the war on terrorism: the collapse of its $590 million program to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to fight the Islamic State’s terrorist army. Defense Undersecretar... more »

U.S. Military: Now is the Time for Iraqis to Retake Ramadi

ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Training Iraqi soldiers] WASHINGTON (AP) -- After months of preliminary skirmishes and hundreds of U.S. airstrikes, conditions are now right for Iraq to launch a decisive assault on Ramadi and reclaim the provincial capital from Islamic State fighters, a U.S. military official said... more »

Banana Republicans?

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: U.S. House Republican Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (C) speaks as (L-R) Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Virginia Brown-Waite (R-FL) listen during a news briefing on Capitol Hill February 12, 2009 in Washington, DC. House Republicans voiced their oppositions to the economic stimulus package.] When Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walked into a Capitol Hill conference room to meet with his Republican colleagues last Thursday, he seemed a certain bet to be elected the next speaker of the House of Representatives. Subsequent reports revealed McCarthy... more »

The Waking Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis

The Guardian at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Sleep paralysis drawing] But it's the hallucinatory aspect of sleep paralysis that is its most petrifying feature. As a boy, I would experience a frightening sound, somewhere between white noise and insect buzzing, while feeling a dark presence in the room. Sometimes I'd... Continue reading *“The Waking Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis”* at *theguardian.com*.

South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier Resigns

PETE IACOBELLI at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Steve Spurrier-900] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that he made the decision to resign as South Carolina’s head coach because the team was heading in the wrong direction. “We’ve slipped. It’s my fault. I’m the head coach,” he told... more »

Woman Who Grilled Trump Worked as Bush Volunteer

CNN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Trump and Bush-400] A young woman who confronted Donald Trump on Monday with a question about his respect for women is tied to the campaign for one of his opponents in the Republican primary race: Jeb Bush. “Maybe I’m wrong, maybe you can... Continue reading *“Woman Who Grilled Trump Worked as Bush Volunteer”* at *cnn.com*.

Celibate Mothers Push Forward the Sexual Revolution

Michael Cook at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Single Mother - 900] One of Steven Spielberg's films about childhood, technology and wonder, A.I. (Artificial Intelligence(, is set in a not-too-distant future when global warming has drastically reduced the human population. Lifelike robots called Mecha are supplying more and more human needs, even... more »

How To Avoid World War Three While Confronting Russia Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
US President Barack Obama(C) toasts with Russian President Vladimir Putin(L) during a luncheon hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 28, 2015 at the UN in New York. © AFP *Josh Cohen, Reuters:* *How to respond to Russia in Syria while avoiding World War Three* As Syrian rebels face an onslaught of Russian bombs ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, back in Washington President Barack Obama faces incoming volleys himself. Critics claim Obama’s lack of response to Putin’s bombing campaign makes Obama looks “weak” in comparison. Others argue that American “credib... more »

U.S. - Russian Jets Continue To Fly Just Miles Apart Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Hill:* *US, Russian aircraft just miles apart in Syrian airspace* U.S. and Russian aircraft came within "miles" of one another in the airspace over Syria on Saturday, the spokesman for the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said Tuesday. "A couple of Russian aircraft came within visual recognition distance of a couple of coalition aircraft," Army Col. Steve Warren said at a Pentagon briefing. "Visual identification took place, all pilots conducted themselves appropriately, and everyone went about their business," he said. Warren said ... more »

On the streets of Israel today - Warning very graphic violence

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/GUbCQPDDu_8 Palestinian rams his car into pedestrians and then attacks the wounded with an axe. I wonder if Jeremy Corbyn will condemn this behaviour or not.

Syrian Army Releases Video Footage Of Military Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Form *YouTube*: The Syrian Army released footage of their troops during the operations in the rural areas outside of Latakia, Aleppo and Salma on Monday, against suspected Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants.

A Journalistic Failure: How the Kevin McCarthy Rumors Spread

Fox News/Howard Kurtz at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Kevin McCarthy - 400] What happened to Kevin McCarthy is disgraceful. I'm not talking about the congressman feeling pressured into withdrawing from the speaker's race--that's politics. Even as a majority leader with a big edge, he didn't feel he could unite the fractious Republican... Continue reading *“A Journalistic Failure: How the Kevin McCarthy Rumors Spread”* at *foxnews.com*.

Russia Using Cluster Bombs In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Daily Mail: Incredible footage of Russians pounding Syrian rebels with 'cluster bombs' lighting up the sky with hundreds of explosions * The video showed dozens of glowing red objects fired into the sky in Idlib * 'Bombs' caused hundreds of small, violent explosions when they landed * Human Rights Watch claimed to have evidence of Russian cluster bombs used in Aleppo * Fears of an 'all-out proxy war' between Russia, which is targeting Assad's enemies, and US which air-dropped 50 tonnes of weapons for rebels Dramatic footage claims to show Russian cluster bombs exploding over Syrian ... more »

Syrian Rebels Pour Men And Missiles Into Frontlines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they head toward their positions in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/AMMAR ABDULLAH *Reuters:* *Syrian rebels fortify frontline with anti-tank missiles* Syrian insurgents are deploying extensive supplies of anti-tank missiles provided by their foreign backers to counter ground attacks by the Syrian army and its allies, backed by heavy Russian air strikes, rebel commanders said on Tuesday... more »

A Look At How China's Military Build-up Threatens The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Clay Dillow, special to CNBC:* *How China's military buildup threatens the US* As China continues to pour billions into its massive military buildup, a pressing concern is its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea. Within the next two weeks the Pentagon is expected to send U.S. Navy warships to the area that will steam past China's artificial South China Sea islands in the first direct challenge to China's claims in the region. The stakes are high, and the U.S. naval action could drive them higher still. Trillions in global seaborne trade transit the South China Sea each ... more »

Chinese Military Official: There Are 209 Islands In The South China Sea Where China Can Build Installations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Chinese dredging vessels said to be reclaiming land around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands, in a May 21, 2015 photo. The Philippines is backing a U.S. plan to test China's disputed claims in the South China Sea. Reuters *Inquisitr:* *South China Sea Offers 209 More Land Features China Can Build On In 18 Months* On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Newsweek reported that a senior Chinese military official requesting anonymity, disclosed what China is capable of in the South China Sea. She made the following assertion. “There are 209 land features still unoccupied in the ... more »

The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg: Mining, Capitalism And Gandhi, A Catalyst For Agriculture And Rural Development In India?

Colin Todhunter at 2760 (Twenty Seven Sixty) - 12 hours ago
Global Research, RINF, Countercurrents, CounterPunch Indian agriculture is in crisis. Indian farmers are in crisis. These crises are human made. Over 300,000 farmers have committed suicide in India during the past 18 years. Most of these are due to farmer indebtedness resulting from economic liberalisation, expensive inputs and the production of cash crops for export. In Punjab, the original ‘poster boy’ of the green revolution, there are falling water tables and cancer rates have increased markedly. Indian soils are being severely depleted due to chemical-intensive farming, and no... more »

Army Leader Raises Specter of Drafting Women

Washington Examiner at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Female Marine-400] Integrating women into combat will eventually force lawmakers to have an “emotional discussion and debate” about whether women should also be part of the draft, the Army secretary said Monday. John McHugh said it’s still too early to discuss whether... Continue reading *“Army Leader Raises Specter of Drafting Women”* at *washingtonexaminer.com*.

Taliban Defeated in Key Northern Afghanistan City

RAHIM FAIEZ at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Map of Afghanistan] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban said Tuesday they are withdrawing from Kunduz, a strategic northern city that briefly fell to the insurgents last month, as an Afghan official said life there is returning to normal. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid... more »

Not the Onion, I Swear

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Correction: We're not eating money. We're feeding it to the wealthy in exchange for nothing at all. Time to stop? (source)* *by Gaius Publius* It's not over yet — in the largest sense — but thinking like this sure moves the climate car closer to the no-return part of the cliff. The governor of Alaska wants to drill more oil to pay for ... wait for it ... the damage caused by climate change. The BBC (h/t John Irving): *Alaska mulls extra oil drilling to cope with climate change* *Expanding the search for oil is necessary to pay for the damage caused by climate change, the Governo... more »

U.S. Tells Asian Allies That The U.S. Navy Will Patrol Near South China Sea Islands Claimed By China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Artificial islands, like this one planned by China, are causing alarm around the South China Sea (Financial Review). *New York Times*: *U.S. Tells Asian Allies That Navy Will Patrol Near Islands in South China Sea* BEIJING — The United States has been briefing its allies in Asia on plans to conduct naval patrols near artificial islands built by China in the disputed South China Sea, a move that could escalate tensions with Beijing after President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Washington, American and Asian officials have said. The “freedom of navigation” patrols, which would come w... more »

World News Briefs -- October 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry October 9, 2015, shows a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber dropping a bomb in the air over Syria. REUTERS/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters:** Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria* Turkey has warned the United States and Russia it will not tolerate Kurdish territorial gains by Kurdish militia close to its frontiers in north-western Syria, two senior officials said. "This is clear cut for us and there is no joking about it," one official said of t... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 13, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© Sputnik. Dmitriy Vinogradov *Defense News:* *Mideast Conflict Reaching New Levels of Complexity* WASHINGTON — The war in Syria and Iraq has become an “unbelievably complex” tangled mess of competing terrorist organizations, a senior counterterrorism official said during a brief at the Association of the US Army’s annual meeting Monday. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s senior expert combatting terrorism, Patrick Prior, told an audience that it is growing increasingly difficult to map the relationships among the players in Syria and Iraq: Three major terrorist organizations — al-... more »

Cuba Developed a $1 Lung Cancer Vaccine but We Can’t Have It

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
It is not stated here, but this vaccine should work with all other similar cancers. At the same time, converting cancer generally into a chronic condition is a vast leap forward and plausibly allows the whole cancer industry to evolve into the same pattern we now have for AIDs. A friend has presently has survived over fifteen years and will succumb to old age. He had entered terminal decline when the cocktail approach emerged. It really was a deathbed repreive. In the meantime this drug needs to get into circulation as soon as possible. The Drug Industry is also overdue fo... more »

The Startling Near-Death Experience of Author Anita Moorjani

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
[image: The startling near-death experience of author Anita Moorjani] This story is exceptional and do read the book. The body had died and then for all intents and purposes, the spirit body resurrected the body and went to work at quickly healing all damage faster than any thought possible. What has become exceptionally clear is that the spirit world has decided to bring back a large number of witnesses to inform us of how the afterlife works. This mass of direct evidence that is mostly undeniable unless you are mentally frozen is powerful and sufficient to provide ample necess... more »

The Left Really Hates Ben Carson

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 09: Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addresses the National Press Club Newsmakers Luncheon October 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Carson was at the press club to promote his new book, 'A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties,' and did not shy away from leveling criticism at members of the news media.] The invective against Dr. Ben Carson coming from the left is extraordinary, even for the left. Now that Carson, one of the pre-eminent brain surgeons in America, has become a viable candidate fo... more »

The ‘Gun Control’ Farce

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Gun Free Zone - 900] President Obama’s intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of his using various other sites of shooting rampages in the past to... more »

Cartoon: ‘Fairy Tales’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 13 hours ago
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Islamic State casualties and scenarios

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
Defence Watch is reporting that coalition air strikes have killed 20 000 ISIS members, which means an unknown but likely high number of wounded. I don't think IS battlefield medicine is of a NATO standard, meaning that many of the killed would likely have survived in other circumstances. Still, 20 000 is a lot. To put in perspective, it's nearly half of the more than 50 000 US troops killed in

Is less publishing linked to more plagiarism?

Alison Abritis at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Countries that publish less science appear to “borrow” more language from others than other, more scientifically prolific countries, according to a new small study. Using a novel approach of comparing a country’s total citations against its total published papers (CPP), the authors categorized 80 retractions from journals in general and internal medicine. This is a […] The post Is less publishing linked to more plagiarism? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Marine Food Chain Collapse Predicted For The Oceans

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
According to Australian researchers rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere together with global warming is leading to increased acidity of the oceans and the predicted collapse of the marine food chain from the top down. The decrease in the bio diversity of marine life will have consequences for the big fish to the little fish and ultimately humanity who depends on the fruits of the sea. Raw Story reports: The first-of-its-kind global analysis of marine responses to climate change forecasts a grim future for fish. Marine ecologists from the University of Adelaide reviewed more than ... more »

Chinese Female Cabin Crew Found Stuffed In Luggage Compartments

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Images of female cabin crew inside the overhead luggage compartments of a Chinese airline have caused a stir online. The cabin crew were forced into lockers by security staff after completing 30 to 50 hours of service as part of an “industry ritual”. The photos appeared on WeChat and went viral on social media. The BBC reports: Kunming Airlines has issued a statement saying it was investigating the matter. The company said the incident occurred after the crew had completed their duties and that the safety of the flight was not affected. Kunming Airlines The airline added that it had ... more »

Lost Aussie Hunter Survives 6 Days Without Water In The Outback

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
An Aussie hunter who managed to get lost in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia was found lying under the shade of a tree surviving on a diet of black ants. Australian police have reported the man to be showing signs of a positive recovery after his 6 day ordeal without food and water in the vast red desert. CNN reports: Reginald Foggerdy, 62, had embarked on a hunting trip last week with his brother in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia. He went missing Wednesday after setting off to hunt animals in the dry, sandy wilderness, wearing only a t-shirt, shorts and... more »

ISIS Threatens to Execute 180 Assyrian Christians

The Christian Post at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: An Assyrian woman attends a mass in solidarity with the Assyrians abducted by Islamic State fighters in Syria earlier this week, inside Ibrahim al-Khalil church in Jaramana, eastern damascus March 1, 2015. Militants in northeast Syria are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week, a group monitoring the war reported.] The Islamic State terror group claims it will be executing 180 Assyrian Christians who were kidnapped in mass raids in February, after negotiators failed to meet the jihadists’ high asking price to free the hostages. ARA News repo... more »

Letter To Mark Carney

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
Alex Henney has written to Mark Carney, in response to the latter’s speech at Lloyds last week: Mr. Mark Carney Governor The Bank of England 1 Threadneadle Street London EC2R 8AH. Adaptation.reporting@bankofengland.co.uk Dear Mr. Carney, I regret to say that you have many factual errors in your speech to Lloyds. It […]

CNN's Hit Piece on Trump Backfires...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*according to The Last Refuge which was linked on Drudge.* From: The The Last Refuge: During an appearance at a Jon Huntsman “No Labels” event, a female audience member named *Lauren Batchelder* played the role of a female antagonist toward candidate Donald Trump. However, Ms. Batchelder is not just an average audience member. *She’s a paid political operative of the GOP and a paid staff member of Team Jeb Bush*: [image: NH 6] Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was p... more »

Dutch Safety Board Reports MH17 Shot Down With Soviet BUK Missile

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Dutch Safety Board has released its report on flight MH17- See Video below. It reports a BUK surface-to-air missile was used with a 9N314M warhead to down the Malaysian plane over Eastern Ukraine on July 17 last year. All 298 including 80 children, and 15 crew members were killed. The Boeing 777 was flying over a war zone containing the type of arms necessary to strike the plane. Ukrainian aviation regulators were aware of the dangers to civil aviation aircraft and yet kept the airspace open till after the fatal shoot down. RT reports: “In the months before the crash, at least 1... more »

Planned Parenthood Announces They’ll Stop Taking Money for Baby Body Parts

Anika Smith at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Federation President Cecile Richards testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 29.] The Wall Street Journal has breaking news on Planned Parenthood this morning: Planned Parenthood Federation of America said it is immediately stopping taking reimbursements for procuring fetal tissue for medical research, an attempt to tamp down controversy that has led... more »

Inside the Clinton Campaign’s Email Scandal Turmoil

Politico at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Still Won’t Answer on Keystone: I’ll Tell You When I Become President] Halfway through her long and humbling summer, Hillary Clinton ran into an old friend who wanted to know how she was bearing up under the pressure of near-daily revelations about the use of her private email server during her time... Continue reading *“Inside the Clinton Campaign’s Email Scandal Turmoil”* at *politico.com*.

Hollywood Can’t Handle the Truth

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Truth Trailer Screenshot - 900] There are many things that real people do to become the subject of sympathetic movies. Make a flawless emergency landing in the Hudson River with a disabled passenger jet full of passengers. Survive a devastating storm atop Mount Everest. Become... more »

Cardinal Pell Responds to Reports of Synod Letter

Catholic News Agency at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Cardinal - 400] Vatican City, Oct 12, 2015 / 01:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News) -- The text of a letter allegedly written by 13 cardinals to Pope Francis is inaccurate, said Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, adding that the... Continue reading *“Cardinal Pell Responds to Reports of Synod Letter”* at *catholicnewsagency.com*.

Three Israelis killed in Jerusalem attacks per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34513753 on the latest Islamist terrorist attacks on Jews in Jerusalem includes the line that: 'The militant Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, praised the "heroic operations in Jerusalem and greets the heroes who carried them out".' That's the 'friends' of Jeremy Corbyn speaking again. Will Jeremy Corbyn condemn Hamas or even comment on what's happening in Jerusalem, or is that unlikely as he apparently couldn't even bring himself to say the word Israel at the Labour Party Friends of Isr... more »

The Pentagon Wants A Drone That Disintegrates In Sunlight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The drone must be able to travel 93 miles (150km) and able to drop a package weighing less than three lbs ( 1.4kg) onto a target measuring no more than 33 feet (10metres). A diagram of a landing zone is shown *Daily Mail*: *The 'vampire' drone that disappears in sunlight: Pentagon calls for design that drops payloads at night, before vanishing without a trace* * Icarus program is named after boy in Greek myth who flew close to the sun * Aims to develop drones capable of carrying a small payload that 'vanish within four hours of payload delivery or within 30 minutes of ...twilight' *... more »

More Space Week

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
*Odisha, India* *New Haven, CT**Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea *

Casualties Go Back Up In Iraq After Eid Holiday

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
With the end of the Eid holidays and Iraqi papers back at work there was an expected increase in casualties in the country although the number of reported attacks remained low. As usual, most of the fighting was concentrated in Anbar and Salahaddin, plus there were a number of mass casualty car bombs as the Islamic State continued with its bombing campaign. There were only 105 reported security incidents in Iraq from October 1-7, 2015. That was the lowest number counted for any full week of the year, surpassing the previous low of 108 recorded May 22-28. Baghdad had the most att... more »

Playoff Homeplate Umps Miss 10% of Their Calls

FiveThirtyEight at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Homeplate ump] But although this year's playoffs have contained a couple of poorly called games, it's not quite time to kill the umpires yet. Their overall strike-zone accuracy this postseason has not been significantly lower than what it was in the regular... Continue reading *“Playoff Homeplate Umps Miss 10% of Their Calls”* at *fivethirtyeight.com*.

SWEET DEMON ALABAMA: “Inconvenient facts are ignored!”

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015Part 2—Alabama’s 28 counties:* In this morning’s New York Times, David Brooks bashes the pseudo-conservative world’s revolution of the saints. This ongoing, sputtering revolution features “elected leaders of jaw-dropping incompetence,” Brooks incomparably says. He lists the values and practices which took hold when these saints came to power: “Political identity became a sort of ethnic identity,” Brooks writes. Also this: “Compromise is corruption. Inconvenient facts are ignored.” Inconvenient facts are ignored! We thought of our own tribe’s most recent ... more »

Violence Between Israelis And Palestinians Escalates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*NYT*: *4 Attacks by Palestinians Leave 3 Dead in Israel* JERUSALEM — Four attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and a city 40 miles away killed three Israeli Jews and wounded at least a dozen others in two hours on Tuesday morning, the police said, the most intense eruption so far in two weeks of escalating violence that has alarmed Israel and flummoxed its security forces. The Israeli authorities said two assailants boarded a public bus in Jerusalem and shot and stabbed riders, killing two men. The third Israeli fatality occurred in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, wh... more »

Dutch Report: Buk Missile Downed MH17 In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN:* *MH17 crash: Warhead from eastern Ukraine brought down plane* (CNN)A missile warhead that exploded outside the cockpit brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, a Dutch report released Tuesday found. The Boeing 777 was heading from Amsterdam to Malaysia when it was shot down on July 17, 2014, over Ukrainian territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists. All 298 people aboard the aircraft died in the July 2014 crash. The Dutch Safety Board has lead an international investigation into the crash, at the request of Ukraine, which remains locked in conflict with ... more »

Syrian Rebels Fire Rockets At Russia's Embassy In Damascus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*VOA:* *Rocket Attack Hits Russian Embassy in Syria* PENTAGON—Insurgents fired rockets at Russia's embassy in Damascus in what Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called an act or terror meant to intimidate those who support the fight against Islamic State militants. The two rockets struck the embassy compound Tuesday as hundreds of people rallied outside in support of Russia's two week-old military campaign in Syria. There was no immediate report of casualties. *WNU Editor*: Russia better get use to now be targeted .... *Al-Qaeda in Syria calls for revenge attacks on Russia* ... more »

Amnesty International Accuses Kurds Of Human Rights Abuses Against Arabs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*VOA*: *Syrian Kurds Accused of Human Rights Abuses Against Arabs* Kurdish forces in northern Syria, one of the few armed groups in the multi-layered civil war trusted by the U.S.-led coalition to battle Islamic State extremists, are said to have carried out forced displacement of Arabs and Turkmen and mass house demolitions of villages in territory they have captured. Amnesty International says the Popular Protection Units, the YPG, an offshoot of Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the PKK, razed entire villages captured from Islamic State forces in retaliation either f... more »

Turkey Opposes U.S. And Russia Backing Of Kurdish Militias In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria* Turkey has warned the United States and Russia it will not tolerate Kurdish territorial gains by Kurdish militia close to its frontiers in north-western Syria, two senior officials said. "This is clear cut for us and there is no joking about it," one official said of the possibility of Syrian Kurdish militia crossing the Euphrates to extend control along Turkish borders from Iraq's Kurdistan region towards the Mediterranean coast. Turkey fears advances by Kurdish YPG militia, backed by its PYD politic... more »

Elsevier retracting nine papers for fake peer review

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
The fake peer review retraction count continues to mount. Elsevier is retracting nine papers from five journals because fake email addresses for reviewers were provided during submission of the original manuscripts. According to a statement from the publisher: Nine papers are being retracted from five Elsevier journals due to manipulation of the peer-review process that led […] The post Elsevier retracting nine papers for fake peer review appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Ferengi Ambassador endorses the TPP

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 hours ago
Free Trade is a great economic idea. In practise it has become a race to the bottom. Now with the TPP it has become a clever way for the MAN to use lawsuits to eliminate even basic protections or power of governments to regulate business. It should be called the Ferengi .Trade Mistake.mistake

Angus Deaton vs naive aid programs

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Angus Deaton became the 6th Princeton-affiliated scholar to have won the memorial Nobel prize in economics. He received one megadollar for his work on poverty and inequality. I wasn't too actively aware of this Gentleman and his work but he seems pretty interesting. He has apparently done lots of the difficult microscopic work in collecting and interpreting the local household data in India and other poor countries. But he's had some disagreement with Bill Gates which finally made me interested in the question what Deaton actually thinks about poverty, aid programs, and other thing... more »

People are stupid. But right-wingers are disgraceful

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
People are stupid. And I'm people. And gawd nose that the recent exhibition of partisan hackery and overall cluelessness among certain Liberals, Disaffected Liberals and Disaffected Dippers that I've been writing about of late is also stupid. But the Conservatives and their right-wing base manage to trump even that. To a right-wing doofus, physical assaults on Muslim women happening at exactly the same time as the Conservative Party whipping-up hysteria about Muslim terrorists and Muslim barbarians and Muslims hiding because well who knows what they're hiding .... to a right-wing ... more »

‘Safe Spaces’ Exist Because Universities Treat Secular Ideas as Sacred

Catholic Herald at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Oxford skyline 2] The main cause of this declining tolerance in academia was laid out recently by the 'Heterodox Academy', a new campaign by about 20 academics in the US aimed at increasing political diversity in universities (among those involved are Steven Pinker and... Continue reading *“‘Safe Spaces’ Exist Because Universities Treat Secular Ideas as Sacred”* at *catholicherald.co.uk*.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*A cure found in Boston for the black/white gap in educational achievement: segregation!* *With help from very long hours, an "academically rigorous" curriculum, "ordered, structured classrooms", "high behavioral expectations for students" and Statewide dumbed-down standards. In other words, a heavy dose of old-fashioned conservative teaching methods got the kids up to the undemanding standards of the Massachusetts syllabus.I felt however that the story below was still implausibly rosy. So I did some digging. I was particularly interested to find out how breaches of ... more »

Another Greenie Living In Dreamworld!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-measures-to-combat-global-warming-are-paying-off-scientist-says-a6689211.html The world has a better chance of saving itself from catastrophic global warming now than at any time over the past two decades, according to the scientist behind some of the most alarming predictions ever made for the planet’s future. Johan Rockström shocked environmentalists in 2009 when he […]

Team Hillary Thinks It Has A Stake To Drive Through Bernie's Heart (Tonight)-- But, As Usual, They're Wrong

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
If the Democratic primary is decided on issues and if those issues are traditional bread and butter issues, Bernie Sanders will be the next nominee. Obviously, the Clinton Machine is doing everything it can to make sure the primary is not decided along those lines. Hillary's opportunistically-modified Wall Street agenda can't effectively compete-- at least not among Democrats-- with the decades of genuine, authentic populism that have shaped Bernie's platform. Her attack against his credibility is two-pronged: foreign policy (her supposed strong suit) and gun safety, where she cl... more »

US Airdrops Weapons to Kurdish Militias in Northern Syria: Kurds & War Crimes!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
Miami Herald In a major boost for forces fighting Islamic State extremists in Syria but *likely to stir controversy with NATO ally Turkey, the United States on Monday began airdropping pallets of weapons and ammunition to a Syrian Kurdish militia *and allied Arab forces in northern Syria. *The US arming Kurds to "fight" the US/Israel/NATO proxy of ISIS- War theatre!* *“They started dropping the arms in Rojava early this morning,*” said Polat Can, the spokesman for the Democratic Union Party (PYD),* the Kurdish political party whose armed wing, with the help of U.S. bombing,* has... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*The ghostly machine of the Warmist imagination* *Because they don't listen to anybody else but themselves, Leftists have no clue why conservatives say and do what they do. They can only attribute conservative opposition to their febrile dreams as due to evil conspiracies. So Shelly Whitehouse below invokes a "Vast right-wing conspiracy" to explain criticism of global warming theory. No Leftist has however produced evidence of such a conspiracy. All they can do is to see evil in the occasional funding of climate skeptics, quite ignoring the huge funding of climate alarmists. ... more »

It's No Wonder

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://thelapine.ca/ I have suggested on several occasions that the ghost which lurks in Stephen Harper's closet is Richard Nixon. But Marie Marguerite Sabongui, writing in *The Guardian*, suggests that the ghost which haunts Harperland is of more recent vintage -- George W. Bush. She makes a compelling case. The parallels between Harper and W. are striking: Under Bush, the White House denied the existence of man-made climate change and gutted the ability of the US Environmental Protection Agency to go after polluters. Under... more »

Clinton, Sanders Rivalry in Spotlight as Democrats Debate Tonight

Julie Pace at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Bernie%20Sanders__1444738611_75.187.64.92] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. It’s likely she didn’t expect it would come from Bernie Sanders, the rumpled independent senator from Vermont and a self-described democratic socialist calling... more »

2 Firefighters Die Saving 2 Other Lives in Kansas City Blaze

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Firefighter%20burning%20building__1444737633_75.187.64.92] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two firefighters who saved two residents from a burning apartment building in Kansas City were killed when the structure collapsed around them just minutes later, authorities said. Fire Chief Paul Berardi said two other firefighters... more »

One Swan Does Not Make A Winter!! (GEDDIT!!)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11926752/Britain-faces-longest-winter-in-50-years-after-earliest-ever-arrival-of-Siberian-swan.html From the Telegraph: Britain is facing its longest winter in 50 years after the earliest-ever arrival of a Siberian swan which traditionally heralds the start of the season. Each year around 300 Bewick’s swans migrate 2,500 miles from Arctic Russia to escape the approaching cold […]

Why Truth is Always New

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - It takes an open mind – a mind willing to see things in a brand new way – in order for these discoveries to take place. The post Why Truth is Always New appeared first on Waking Times.

Shells Hit Russian Embassy In Damascus During Pro Russia Rally

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
At least two shells exploded outside the Russian embassy in Damascus during a pro-Russia rally. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the shelling an act of terror. A Local journalist reporting from the scene in Damascus, told RT hundreds of people gathered in front of the embassy on Tuesday, thanking the Russian Air Force for its support of the Syrian Army in its battle against terrorism across the country. According to Ibrahim, about half an hour after the rally started, one of the shells fell about 200 meters from the location of the peaceful demonstration. The BBC re... more »

Hope Fades on Obama’s Vow to Bring Troops Home before Presidency Ends

The Washington Post at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Obama%20military__1444736137_75.187.64.92] In meeting after meeting this spring and summer, President Obama insisted that the last American troops in Afghanistan would return home by the end of his presidency, definitively ending the longest war in American history. Obama and his closest foreign... Continue reading *“Hope Fades on Obama’s Vow to Bring Troops Home before Presidency Ends”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

AP Exclusive: Clinton Server’s Software Had Hacking Risk

JACK GILLUM & STEPHEN BRAUN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hillary%20Clinton%20Iowa%20Fair__1444735434_75.187.64.92] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed... more »

Dutch Investigators Say Russian-Made Buk Missile Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

USA Today at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 635802815174973668-MALAYSIA-17-MEMORIAL__1444736734_75.187.64.92] The Dutch Safety Board has concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed over Ukraine in July 2014, broke up after it was was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile fired from eastern Ukraine. Dutch Safety Board (DSB) chairman Tjibbe Joustra briefed reporters Tuesday on... Continue reading *“Dutch Investigators Say Russian-Made Buk Missile Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17”* at *usatoday.com*.

Chinese Censors Are Giving North Korea a P.R. Makeover

Foreign Policy at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Participants wave flowers during a mass military parade in Pyongyang on October 10, 2015. North Korea was marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)] The years since Kim the third came to power have been particularly rocky for North Korea's relations with China. In May 2012, North Koreans kidnapped and held for ransom 29 Chinese fishermen, stoking popular anger; in February 2013, Pyongyang reportedly... Continue reading *“Chinese Censors Are Giving North Korea a P.R. Makeover”* at *fore... more »

How Cargo Ships Got Huge and Transformed the World Economy

Vox at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: container ship] The MSC Oscar, launched earlier this month, has the greatest capacity of any container ship on the planet. It can carry over 19,200 20-foot shipping containers. That’s enough space for 117 million pairs of sneakers. But it probably won’t hold... Continue reading *“How Cargo Ships Got Huge and Transformed the World Economy”* at *vox.com*.

US Air-Drops Tons Of Weapons To Syria Rebel Groups

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A US military spokesman said that the United States has air-dropped fifty tons of weapons to militants fighting in Syria. C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in northern Syria to a coalition of Syrian rebels groups ‘vetted by the US’ and known as the Syrian Arab Coalition. “The aircraft delivery included small arms ammunition to resupply counter-ISIL ground forces so that they can continue operations against ISIL,” a US Central Command spokesman said in a statement on Monday. Press TV reports: A US officia... more »

The Incredible Effects of Cannabis On Weight Loss and Metabolism

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Marco Torres* - Research into the positive benefits of Cannabis shows how it fights obesity and improves athletic performance. The post The Incredible Effects of Cannabis On Weight Loss and Metabolism appeared first on Waking Times.

The 25 Days of Christ Advent Calendar Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 18 hours ago
I love Christmas. I am all about the traditions of Christmas. The tree, the lights, I love it all. It wasn't until my daughter started to get a little older that I began to worry that she was seeing the tree, the lights, the candy canes and not seeing Christ. We have always read the Luke 2 on Christmas Eve and participated in several live nativities but I was afraid she was still seeing Santa as the theme for Christmas. Last year, my best friend Lorene, wrote about post about a Christ Centered Christmas Advent for Children. She has stumbled onto these gorgeous advent kits from 25 D... more »

If He Stays: Canada's Sovereign Demise

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
*A guest post by Pamela Mac Neil* There is really only one question that Harper and his gang has in this election. How can we win? Sounds innocent enough, after all, all of the leaders and their parties want to win but it is different with Harper. He will say anything no matter how repugnant, he will do anything, no matter how ugly or corrupt, he will tell any lie, no matter how blatant, he will fake any emotion that he thinks will make him seem genuine, he will trash anyone who he thinks gets in his way and he will promote any issue no matter how vile, that he thinks his base will... more »

What Should Christian Conservatives Do Next?

Maggie Gallagher at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Supreme Court] Since Obergefell, many people have asked me: What next? What do we do? Some suggest we retreat from politics, because (and they are right about this) politics is not enough. But politics is not the opposite of culture, it is... more »

More Palestinian Attacks on Israelis Escalate Violence in Jerusalem

ARON HELLER at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Palestinian%20protestors__1444734285_75.187.64.92] JERUSALEM (AP) -- A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong... more »

Iraqi Forces Seize US-Supplied Anti-Armor Missiles From ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Iraqi forces have reportedly discovered anti-armor missiles, along with other US-made military hardware and ammunition, in positions and trenches that were captured from ISIS during operations in the Fallujah region. Fars News Agency reports: The Iraqi forces found a huge volume of advanced TOW-II missiles from the Takfiri terrorists in al-Karama city of Fallujah. The missiles were brand new and the ISIL had transferred them to Fallujah to use them against the Iraqi army’s armored units. Iraqi officials have on different occasions blasted the US and its allies for supplying the ISIL... more »

IEA: Southeast Asia’s Fossil Fuel Boom To Last For Decades

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/world-energy-outlook-special-report-2015-southeast-asia-energy-outlook-2015-.html While western politicians posture, Southeast Asia plan to expand their economies,all on the back of fossil fuels, according to this latest study from the IEA. The energy landscape in Southeast Asia continues to shift as rising demand, constrained domestic production and energy security concerns lead to a […]

Unarmed Jews Defeat Mass Murder: Revolts at The Extermination Camps

The Washington Post at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: barbed wire] Sometimes the only way to stop mass killers is to fight. That was the strategy attempted by the Jewish prisoners on October 14, 1943, at the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland. Despite pleas from Jewish organizations, the Allies never bombed... Continue reading *“Unarmed Jews Defeat Mass Murder: Revolts at The Extermination Camps”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Julie Rhodes - wildlife artist - pencil drawings

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
we've all done it, we've all taken a pencil and doodled in a book or on a scrap of paper, maybe while on the phone or travelling on a train or out in the countryside somewhere... But few of us have ever done pencil drawings to the level of expertise of Julie Rhodes, an artist from North Cornwall - seriously, these are just amazing:

GAIA PORTAL: Estuaries of Light prolong controls

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
*Estuaries of Light prolong controls* by ÉirePort Estuaries of Light prolong controls. Lasting silence comes with the new flows. Fortifications come with the silence. Actuaries list the culprits. ÉirePort | October 13, 2015 at 07:17 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vL

Quantum character of gravity doesn't need to be "tested"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
In one form or another, the content of this text has repeatedly appeared on this blog, especially in the 2012 blog post titled Why "semiclassical gravity" isn't self-consistent, but a blog post on a pseudoscientific blog, A newly proposed table-top experiment might be able to demonstrate that gravity is quantized, has convinced me to write this new comment, anyway. The purpose of her tirade and the preprint Optomechanical test of the Schrödinger-Newton equation by Großardt and 3 co-authors is to test the idea that much of the world obeys the principles of quantum mechanics but grav... more »

Military Photo of the Day: October 13, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Fighter Jet at Sunrise-900] An F-15 Eagle sits on the flightline before an early morning training mission on Sept. 17, 2015, at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Thanks to Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker for getting up early to capture this beautiful image!

No, GMOs Didn't Create India's Farmer Suicide Problem, But

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
In the end it turns out to be partly true but the alternative is a superior protocol. Small rain supplied farmers should not switch to these industrial ag. seeds at all as it exposes them to the bollworm and financial volatility. Suicide as usual is driven by financial distress. Yet it turns out more complex than even that and is a good reminder that all changes will have secondary effects that may not be good. . *No, GMOs Didn't Create India's Farmer Suicide Problem, But…* *—By Tom Philpott* *Wed Sep. 30, 2015 6:00* *An Indian cotton field, ready for the harvest Tukaram Karv... more »

Cancer, Coverups and Contamination: The Real Cost of Nuclear Energy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The fact remains that the nuclear industry is hopelessly problematic and this is made worse, if anything through the excessive over engineering insisted upon by regulators hoping that will solve the problem.. At the end of the day the fuel must be contained and just as certain, it must also be opened in order to do anything. This has never been a fool proof-able problem. Hard costs alone make the technology a loser and empirical costs properly accounted would shut the industry down forever. Better though we no longer need this industry at all and we can abandon it all. I h... more »

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Beat the Flu by Valerie Burke, MSN

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 23 hours ago
Flu Bug 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Beat the Flu by Valerie Burke, MSN Green Med Info 9 October 2015 *With flu season rapidly approaching, recommendations for preventatives are everywhere but many are not backed up by science. Can you guess the top five? (Hint: vaccination is not one of them!)* With flu season rapidly approaching, many are looking to vaccination as a "preventive" approach. Those who abstain are often accused of being uneducated or even socially irresponsible, but nothing could be further from the truth. Vaccination cannot replace natural immunity. Vaccines derail your ... more »

Energy 44, Position paper on DOE circular re mandatory CSP by DUs of their PSAs

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
The Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a public forum last week, October 06 at Intercon Hotel in Makati, for players and stakeholders in Luzon re its Circular mandating all distribution utilities (DUs) to undergo mandatory, obligatory competitive selection process (CSP) in securing their power supply agreements (PSA). The grand ballroom was overflowing with so many participants, from Luzon-based electric cooperatives and distribution utilities (DUs), power generation companies, NGOs and government agencies. DOE served buffet lunch at 12, program started at past 1pm. This circu... more »

Chinese Drones For The Iraqi Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Alert 5*: *Iraq unveils its Chinese-made CH-4 UAV* The presence of Chinese-made CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle in Iraq was revealed when Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi paid a visit to Ubaydah Bin Al Jarrah Air Base. *WNU editor*: You can see the Chinese technician watching the console at the 1:55 mark in the above video.

Did U.S. Intelligence Mess Up Again?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Shane Harris, Daily Beast*: *Washington’s Civil War over Russia Intel* Politicians in Washington are pointing their fingers at spies for making them look silly on Russia and Syria. Did our spies mess up again? As Russia continues airstrikes in Syria, a fight is brewing between members of Congress and U.S. intelligence agencies over what lawmakers were told about the Russian military operations, and when. The House Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA and other spy agencies responsible for tracking the Russian military buildup in Syria, is “looking at possible problems in... more »

It's Time To Revamp Florida's Unemployment System

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 1 day ago
In an excellent piece by Marcia Heroux-Pounds of the Sun-Sentinel, the severe deficiencies of Florida's unemployment system are exposed. Bottom line is that our lovely governor and his friends in the legislature have made it almost impossible for people who have lost their jobs to collect unemployment. If they do collect, they are put through hell, and then the government tries to screw them out of their money by demanding it back. As a taxpayer, I have to ask: why are we allowing our state government to torture people who have lost their jobs? We have a ridiculously low maximum wee... more »

President Obama Will Not Be Able To Fulfil His Promise To Bring All U.S. Troops Home From Afghanistan And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Bush is seen here in 2008 with Democrat candidate Barack Obama. The Telegraph *Washington Post:* *Hope fades on Obama’s vow to bring troops home before presidency ends* In meeting after meeting this spring and summer, President Obama insisted that the last American troops in Afghanistan would return home by the end of his presidency, definitively ending the longest war in American history. Obama and his closest foreign policy advisers laid out the reasons for his military commanders. Keeping as many as 10,000 troops in Afghanistan indefinitely at a cost of as much as $10... more »

What Would Be The 'Cost' If Iraq Gives Permission To The Russian Military To Launch Bombing Raids Against ISIS Targets In Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Stratfor:* *The Cost of an Expanded Russian Campaign* *Forecast* • Russia's current position in Syria as well as its naval assets in the Caspian Sea and long-range bombers in southern Russia would accommodate operations against the Islamic State in Iraq, but it could strike more effectively and more frequently using bases in Iraq itself. • Setting up bases in Iraq would cost Russia more money, time and effort and could antagonize the United States. • Through its operations in Syria, Russia is testing its capability to conduct air campaigns. It is a first for post-Soviet Russia a... more »

Kumpulan Daftar Harga Iphone Terbaru November 2015

D'lumberz Jakz at Yaya Blog's - 1 day ago
Kumpulan Daftar Harga Iphone Terbaru November 2015 | mungkin anda sudah tidak asing lagi dengan hp Iphone, Iphone ini adalah salah satu hp yang laris dipasaran,walaupun handphone ini memiliki OS yang sangat berbeda dengan handphone yang laris sekarang ini , namun sudah bisa dibuktikan kalau iphone ini bisa bertahan sampai sekarang sehingga bisa membuat para pelanggannya setia menggunakan

Roy's IN! (Time to Sign Up to Elect Roy N.C. Gov. & Get Rid of 'Thugs in General Assembly) Realizing the 5 Great American Hypocrisies

I just got this email from one of my best friends in government, Roy Cooper, Attorney General, who has thrown his hat into the ring for Governor of North Carolina. P.S. He's everybody in North Carolina's best friend (not just mine). Consider his competition. Cirze,I wanted you to hear this first: I'm running to be your next governor. It’s time for North Carolina to work for everyone, not

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has Ruined The First Debate Already-- They Should Fire Her Before She Ruins The Rest

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Thank God-- a debate without Trump! Finally! Watching every word from every candidate being geared to pleasing or provoking Trump-- based on each one of these nothings' strategies for dealing with him plurality of primary voters-- has been sickening and demeaning of the democratic process. (Not that he hasn't stuck his nose into the Democrats' debate. He took a hand in setting silly expectations for Hillary to choke on and was widely quoted in the media saying "a lot of people will turn off after a little while." After all, without the Trumpish freak show, why would 23 or 24 millio... more »

Daily Fantasy Sports and Cheating Allegations: a Quick Q&A

Kimberley Pierceall at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: iPhone-900] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Cheating allegations rocked the daily fantasy sports industry this week and as scrutiny mounts, a largely self-aimed spotlight has grown blindingly bright on DraftKings and FanDuel, which have flooded televisions, phones and computers with advertisements promising... more »

Columbus Day In America: Happy Zarco Day! Christopher Columbus Was Indeed A Jew!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Yes, it is indeed "Columbus Day" in America, and Americans strangely still celebrate this day in honour of the man that is still very falsely claimed to be the "discoverer" of America.. Few people still do not understand that all of the Americas were known to the old world long before Columbus set foot on a remote island in the Bahamas Islands group back in 1492..... The Vikings for example had explored much of North America centuries before that fateful day.... Yes, our so called "history books" are filled will bullshit and lies about "Columbus" and his 'discovery' of America and t... more »

The US Is Failing In Syria. But They Are Indeed Trying Yet Another Regime Change In The Middle East... This Time In Iran Itself!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
The American attempts to overthrow the Bashar al-Assad government and destroy Syria itself is turning out to be a dismal failure... Yes, with the Russian Federation now fully committed to save Syria and end the US/Israeli fraud "terrorist" group called ISIS once and for all, the Americans and the psychos in Israel have reached a roadblock in their attempts to turn the entire Middle East upside down and to allow the psychos in Israel attain their "Greater Israel" project... But all is not as it seems, for the Americans and Israelis are indeed continuing their sick wars in the Middle ... more »

Prediction: For whom the bell tolls?

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
The idea of prediction in the study of international relations has been a persistent thought in my head for some time. Ostensibly, in our (mostly) non-experimental discipline, prediction represents the preeminent demonstration of a theory’s veracity. Of course, this perspective derives from simplistic conceptions of science as practiced in the natural sciences and as a […]

If Everything Is So Amazing, Why’s Nobody Happy? Lessons from Plato and Louis CK

Virginia Quarterly Review at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: plato] I often start the school year teaching Plato's Republic to first-year students at the University of Virginia. We then go on to read Homer, the New Testament, and Confucius and Buddha and Shakespeare. But as we move through the class... Continue reading *“If Everything Is So Amazing, Why’s Nobody Happy? Lessons from Plato and Louis CK”* at *vqronline.org*.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*National competition aims to help communities impacted by natural disasters ~WDSU* *Louisiana man, imprisoned for 50 years for killing a deputy, is at center of Supreme Court hearing on youth sentencing ~Katy Reckdahl, The Lens*

800 Million People Are Facing Hunger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian: **Conflict drives 'unacceptable' figure of 795 million people facing hunger* Despite progress, global annual index says one in four children are affected by stunting, with Central African Republic ranked worst for levels of hunger Levels of hunger in the developing world have fallen by nearly one third since the turn of the century but an “unacceptably high” number of people still do not have enough food to eat, largely because of the spread of armed conflicts, this year’s global hunger index has warned. There are 27% fewer hungry people in the world today than at ... more »

Day 4 - Acupuncture in Camden

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
We began our day at the UCC Church in Belfast this morning and headed toward Camden. The minister from the church walked with us the eight miles to our beautiful lunch spot at Lincolnville Beach. The weather was spectacular (some Mainers are beginning to like climate change which has extended our summer weather into October). What an amazing group we have - today 22 folks - some have left the walk and been replaced by others. Veterans for Peace national board member Tarak Kauff (Woodstock, New York) and former national board member Nate Goldshlag (Boston) joined us tonight in ... more »

Chuck Schumer's Florida Mess: Patrick Murphy, Trumpist

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Chuck Schumer recruited the worst possible Florida candidate to run for the open Marco Rubio Senate seat. Schumer likes him because he's an empty-headed conservative who will do whatever he's told (by Schumer) and because he has wealthy (Republican) parents who will spend massively. But he has to win a Democratic primary first and his Republican voting record in the House-- like 7 votes for the Keystone XL Pipeline and his interest in "compromising" away Social Security and Medicare benefits for the elderly, not to mention his vote to establish the Benghazi anti-Hillary witch hunt... more »

Sunni World Deeply Divided On The Russian Military Campaign In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Sputnik:* *Sunni World Deeply Divided Amid Russian Campaign Against ISIL in Syria* Russia's campaign in Syria aimed at assisting Damascus in tackling extremists has reportedly caused a rift in the Arab world. Arab states are divided on how to react to Russia's military engagement in Syria. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are opposed to any involvement, which could help Bashar al-Assad retain power, while Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates are quite optimistic that Moscow will help fight extremist forces in Syria, Defense News reported. Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri... more »

Musical Interlude: "Solfeggio 528 and 417 Hz, Boost Positive and Creative Energy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Solfeggio 528 and 417 Hz, Boost Positive and Creative Energy"* "Vibration is everything. And every vibration has its own frequency. By exposing the mind and body to the Solfeggio frequencies, you can easily achieve a greater sense of balance and deep healing. The Solfeggio frequencies align you with the rhythms and tones that form the basis of the Universe. If you're interested in solfeggio frequencies like we are, then this is an absolute MUST listen! This extremely powerful track is created with Solfeggio 417hz and 528hz layered upon each other mixed smoothly with a deep encha... more »

Musical Interlude: George Harrison, “What Is Life?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
George Harrison, “What Is Life?” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XFfUt7HQWM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Is the night sky darkest in the direction opposite the Sun? No. In fact, a rarely discernable faint glow known as the gegenschein (German for "counter glow") can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky. The gegenschein is sunlight back-scattered off small interplanetary dust particles. These dust particles are millimeter sized splinters from asteroids and orbit in the ecliptic plane of the planets. *Click image for larger size.* Pictured above from last year is one of the more spectacular pictures of the gegenschein yet taken. Here a deep exposure of an extr... more »

"Why Are You Waiting?

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?" ~ Stephen Levine

Chet Raymo, “The Time For The Tellable”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “The Time For The Tellable”* by Chet Raymo “When I first set foot on the plank bridge over Queset Brook fifty-one years ago, I saw a kingfisher. I haven't seen one since. But I've seen pretty much everything else. The bridge is an emperor's loge, the catbird's seat. If I stand there for five minutes something wonderful is sure to appear. A box turtle. A monarch butterfly. A fleet of whirligigs. The orange flash of an oriole. And there, oh there, among the water lilies where the brook splays into the pond, a heron, watching with its glittering eye. Fifty-one years and the day is ... more »

"Alas..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today.” - Thomas Gray

Paulo Coelho, “Things As They Are”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Things As They Are”* by Paulo Coelho “Of course things don’t always happen they way we wish they would. There are moments in which we feel we are seeking something that is not meant for us, knocking on doors that don’t open, waiting for miracles that don’t manifest themselves. Fortunately that is the way things are – if everything went the way we wanted, soon we would no longer have anything to write about, nothing to guide our daily thoughts. This script serves our dreams as nourishment, but to our battles as energy. And as it always happens with the warriors that spend all thei... more »

Qing period irrigation systems

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
From Beyond Technology: Japanese Colonial Mapping of Water Estates in Taiwan 1901-1921 (Wu & Lay, 2015, link) In traditional Taiwanese society, irrigation systems, including canals and ponds, were created as private property and shared by different communities. Usually, individuals or groups of landlords provided the capital for building such irrigation facilities (Chang, 1983; Chen, 2009; Tsai, 1999). These landlords were titled as canal owners, who owned the irrigation facilities and water. By signing contracts, they transferred the rights of water accessibility to farmers, who b... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Mexico's Missing 43 Remembered in Paris Oct 10, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Photos by Christine Prat The 35th Indigenous Peoples Day! The President and vice-President of CSIS, American Indian Solidarity Committee, join Mexican women to pay tribute.  Christine http://www.chrisp.lautre.net

"There is Only Now, Fresh and Unfixed"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"There is Only Now, Fresh and Unfixed"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Being present lets us experience each moment in our lives in a way that cannot be fully lived through memory or fantasy. It can be easy for us to walk through the world and our lives without really being present. While dwelling on the past and living for the future are common pastimes, it is physically impossible to live anywhere but the present moment. We cannot step out our front door and take a left turn to May of last year, any more than we can take a right turn to December 2010. Nevertheless, we can easily... more »

"The Reflection Of Ourselves..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love *them*: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” - Thomas Merton

The Siege of Philadelphia Public Schools | Update

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! October 11, 2015 *This post is an update to the post:**The Siege of Philadelphia Public Schools | Defend Public Education!* *August 29, 2015* *Philadelphia public school Superintendent William Hite with some of his management team. * On September 15, 2015 the Philadelphia Public School Notebook published an interview with Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite. In the interview, the interviewer stated, “Some people seem convinced that you are here to privatize and that has been your task.” Hite replied, “That’s kind of silly,... more »

UN Special Envoy To Syria Warns That The Country May End Up Being Partitioned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, addresses a news conference on the latest developments in Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 12, 2015. *VOA:* *UN Official: Partition of Syria Possible if No Improvement* GENEVA - A senior United Nations official warns the partition of Syria is possible if the situation in the conflict-ridden country continues to deteriorate or is left in its current chaotic state. Staffan de Mistura said he considers the possible partition of Syria as one of the worst-case scenarios, and he said... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 12, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Police in Diyarbakir, Turkey, on October 11 use tear gas and a water cannon to disperse people marching to protest the double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed dozens. The violent summer in Turkey reflects an elite’s greed for power and willingness to treat civilians as dispensable, the author writes. SERTAC KAYAR/REUTERS *Alpaslan Ozerdem, Newsweek/Conversation:* *The Ankara Bombs: How Erdogan Stands to Gain* It had already been a deadly summer of political instability in Turkey. And now this. Another bloody massacre—this time at the hand of twin bomb attacks on a peace rally... more »

Hubble Telescope Discovers Mysterious Undulating Objects In Space

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Astronomers at the Paris Observatory studying photos taken by the Hubble Telescope and ESO’s Very Large Telescope have found strange wave-like structures, 32 light years away from Earth near a Red Dwarf in the Microscope constellation. Sputnik News reports: A team of astronomers led by Anthony Boccaletti has been searching the gas-and-dust disc of a young star AU Microscopii for any signs of clumpy or warped features, as such signs might give away the location of possible planets. AU Mic is located in the Microscope constellation, 32 light years away from Earth. It is a small dim st... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Corbymania and Momentum

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Not being totally on the ball, I missed last week's announcement that supporters of Jeremy's successful leadership bid had declared their own organisation: Momentum. And now I'm over my curmudgeonly curmudgeonness, I'm going to take this opportunity to welcome it as a good thing. It can go some way to addressing the "problem" of the Corbyn surge. This isn't a problem in terms of numbers, or that plenty of MPs are worried they may face deselection (IMO, reselection should be a matter of course), but one of harnessing the new found enthusiasm *and* integrating the masses of new memb... more »

Mixed feelings

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
This is Orla Geurin’s report, and the topic of BBC Watch’s recent post. Orla gives the Palestinian side of the story. But not all of it. Shafi Halabi, the killer’s father is grief-stricken but unapologetic, Orla tells us. He says he feels pride and sorrow. As Hadar says, it’s a sympathetic portrait. Here’s the bit that the BBC didn’t feature, from Palwatch.org: “I speak while I am blessing my son on his martyrdom death and I am proud that he died to defend the women of Palestine. He avenged the women carrying out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic)... more »

Think Reports of How ISIS Treats Women Are Too Awful to Be True? Think Again

Verily Magazine at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ISIS - 400] I have always been interested in the Middle East, specifically the Syrian conflict. In early summer 2014, as part of my master's dissertation, I went to Lebanon to work with the United Nations. I was still there when the Islamic... Continue reading *“Think Reports of How ISIS Treats Women Are Too Awful to Be True? Think Again”* at *verilymag.com*.

How Europe’s Leftist Elite Drove the Rise of the Far Right

The American Interest at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Islamic, Muslim] Elections, governmental maneuvering, and a fistful of polls released this weekend all showed the far-right on the rise in Europe. In Vienna, the Freedom Party (whom Charles Hawley profiled in these pages last month) won a third of the vote for Mayor, almost toppling 70... Continue reading *“How Europe’s Leftist Elite Drove the Rise of the Far Right”* at *the-american-interest.com*.

Texas Congressman Joins Speaker Race

The Blaze at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Flores] Texas Republican Rep. Bill Flores officially announced his candidacy to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Monday, his spokesperson confirmed to The Blaze Monday afternoon. Andre Castro, Flores' communications director, confirmed the GOP lawmaker's planned candidacy in an email... Continue reading *“Texas Congressman Joins Speaker Race”* at *theblaze.com*.

World News Briefs -- October 12, 2015 (Evening edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Islamic State is prime suspect in Turkey bombing, as protests erupt* Turkey's government said on Monday Islamic State was the prime suspect in suicide bombings that killed at least 97 people in Ankara, but opponents vented anger at President Tayyip Erdogan at funerals, universities and courthouses. The father of three men wounded in the blasts told Reuters one of his sons had described seeing one of the bombers carrying a bag on his back and one in his hand, and called out "stop" before the bomb detonated. *MIDDLE EAST* Pentagon airdrops ammunition to groups *fightin... more »

The Economy: “US $18 TRILLION Debt Being Dumped; Economic Endgame?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“US $18 TRILLION Debt Being Dumped; Economic Endgame?”* by Carl Herman "Elliott Wave International’s 3-minute video documents US debt securities being sold by other nations’ governments (and here). This is in context of the historically ever-increasing US federal government’s $18 trillion debt. US “leadership” chose to somehow “freeze” their debt for the last 200 days, a seeming impossibility, with “debt ceiling” again addressed in Congress as ongoing theatrics. Demonocracy’s 2-minute video to visualize the unimaginable magnitude of not millions or billions, but trillions of dolla... more »

"No grades in higher education now!" -- The academic freedom case of Denis Rancourt inspires leading education research

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 day ago
But is the revolution any closer? By Denis G. Rancourt Author and social scientist Stuart Tannock has recently published a historical and critical overview of the practice of grading in education, in which he concludes [1]: "This article uses the example of assessment to argue that if the public university is to perform the role of fostering critical, reflexive, independent and

Monthly Extreme Rainfall Trends In England & Wales

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood There’s lots of good stuff on the KNMI Climate Explorer to use. (KNMI is the Dutch Met Office). I found one section which uses the regional England & Wales Precipitation Series. The Met Office publish the data, but KNMI actually offer a tool to analyse and graph it. These […]

Ben Carson: Welfare Perpetuates Poverty, Buys Votes

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ben Carson2 - 900] Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson used a Sunday campaign stop in Georgia to accuse politicians of using poverty to bolster their voting constituencies. In his eyes, open-ended welfare has not only perpetuated poverty, its sustained a loyal voting bloc for certain politicians. "False compassion... more »

U.S. Air Force Airdrops Military Supplies To Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they take positions in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015. Reuters/Ammar Abdullah *FOX News*: *US military airdrops 50 tons of ammo for Syrian fighters, after training mission ends* The U.S. military airdropped 50 tons of small arms ammo and grenades in northern Syria on Sunday, a senior defense official told Fox News, representing the Pentagon's shift from training rebel fighters to equipping the... more »

ISIS Inspired Terror Attack Foiled In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian: **Russian police foil 'terror attack' on Moscow after making arrests in city* A group of people said to be planning an attack on Moscow have been taken into custody, anti-terrorism forces said, and 4kg of explosives seized Russian authorities claimed to have foiled a major terrorist plot on Monday, allegedly planned by men trained at Islamic State camps in Syria and aimed at Moscow’s busy public transport system. Information about the alleged terrorists remained murky on Monday evening. An official statement from the FSB said only that a raid had taken place on an ... more »

UK Police Abandon Stakeout Of Julian Assange At The Ecuadorian Embassy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
British police waiting outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to arrest Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange over sex charges have withdrawn from the area. After 3 years and £12 million the Metropolitan Police have stopped their observation of the embassy doorway in case the notorious truth leaker should decide to step out and face British, Swedish and American justice. Assange’s arrest warrant is still valid. Prensa Latina reports: British police removed the permanent presence at the Embassy of Ecuador in this capital, where Australian Julian Assange takes refuge, but it stated ” it... more »

The Republicans Have Something To Offer Even Worse Than Boehner-Cantor-McCarthy-Ryan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Paul Ryan Dodging the Liberty Caucus Whack-A-Mole Mallet * I could be wrong but I'm guessing Rachel Maddow never met Kevin McCarthy in person. But it only took her 15 minutes to figure out that he was a dope incapable of even filling John Boehner's tiny slippers let alone shoes of legendary Speakers like Henry Clay, Sam Rayburn, Tip O'Neill, or Nancy Pelosi. Maddow was the first to point out, at least in the national media, what an unaccomplished cloddish doofus McCarthy is. Even before McCarthy's speakership was sabotaged by the extremists in the Liberty Caucus and before one of hi... more »

Obama Says He Was ‘Skeptical’ About Syria Rebel Project From The Start

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Obama has said that the failed $500 million program to set up a proxy army in Syria was a test… During an interview the US president said that he had doubts about the project from the start. He also said that he ruled out sending US troops to Syria. “I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside of Syria.” he told ’60 Minutes. “My goal has been to try to test the proposition, can we be able to train and equip a moderate opposition that’s willing to fight ISIL?” RT reports: Broadcast Sunday night, Obama’s intervie... more »

GM Pig Organs Could Soon Be Used For Human Transplantation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists at Harvard university have used a gene modifying technique called ‘Crispr’ to make replacement human organs from pigs. Pig DNA will be modified to the extent that the host human will accept the donated pig’s organ without complications. Prof George Church of Harvard University is finding a way to bypass the human immune system to accept the donated pig’s organ and put an end to the age old problem of insufficient human donors needed for organ replacements and longer life. The pigs will be genetically re-engineered to grow human acceptable organs. In some way the method cou... more »

Serbian Artist Paints Austere Icon of the Holy Martyrs of Libya

Anika Smith at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Holy_Martyrs_of_Libya_icon] Serbian Orthodox artist Nikola Saric has painted an icon of the 21 men martyred by ISIS on the beach at Sirtre, Libya, in February this year. It works as an icon should, showing both the seen and unseen realities. Here the Christians... more »

Will There Be A No-Fly Zone Over Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Tim Eaton, BBC/Chatham House*:* Should there be a no-fly zone over Syria?* US Secretary of State John Kerry last week reportedly instructed his staff to revisit plans for the establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria. Influential figures such as former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have long supported the establishment of a no-fly zone, but the White House has been reticent. Mr Kerry's comments now revive one of the longest-running policy debates of the Syrian civil war, and also one of the most opaque. *Update:* Obama up against... more »

Zimbabwe Will Not Be Prosecuting Cecil The Lion’s Killer

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Zimbabwe’s environment minister said that the US dentist who killed Cecil the Lion will not be prosecuted because he had permission to hunt and his “papers were in order” The minister added that Walter Palmer, who sparked international fury after killing Cecil the Lion, would be allowed to return to Zimbabwe but as a tourist, not as a hunter. RT reports: Muchinguru-Kashiri, who had previously called on Palmer to be extradited and face prosecution, said the country will now review how it issues hunting licenses. The news drew criticism from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which... more »

Time to ask a Question

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Being immersed in my own process creates a challenge – to first of all be willing to peek out and engage at all, and second to find something worthwhile to discuss? Because more than anything else, this current focus is on self. With a magnifying lens pinned squarely on my heart – a variety of images appear. They morph and shift and re-form into situations and people and obstacles – each carrying the same lesson plan. What is clear here is that not only are we born alone, and do we die alone, but we expand alone. Enlightenment is not accomplished via title or specific process ... more »

“Bang, You’re Dead”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Bang, You’re Dead”* by James Howard Kunstler “Apropos of the recent Roseburg, Oregon, school massacre that left nine dead, President Obama said, “we’re going to have to come together and stop these things from happening.” That’s an understandable sentiment, and the president has to say something, after all. But within the context of how life is lived in this country these days, we’re not going to stop these things from happening. And what is that context? A nation physically arranged on-the-ground to produce maximum loneliness, arranged economically to produce maximum anxiety, a... more »

Saudi Arabia Warns Russia That Its Actions In Syria Will Have 'Dangerous Consequences'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Saudis tell Russia its actions in Syria will have 'dangerous consequences'* DUBAI (Reuters) - Moscow's military intervention in Syria will have "dangerous consequences", escalating sectarian war there and inspiring militants from around the world to join in, senior Saudi Arabian officials told Russia's leaders on Sunday, a Saudi source said. The message, twinned with a pledge of support for moderate foes of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia's ally, signals Saudi suspicions about Moscow's motives in entering a 4-1/2 year war in which some 250,000 people have bee... more »

President Evo Morales acknowledges Peltier as defender of his people and Mother Earth, calls for his freedom

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. 12 October 2015 Contact:  Peter Clark, Co-Director, International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, (505) 217-3612 or contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info President Evo Morales acknowledges Leonard Peltier as defender of his people and Mother Earth, calls for his freedom Today, at the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and Defense of Life, President Evo

Mold gold cape - Celtic Welsh Legacy - Egyptian Lingua-franca?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
Why on Earth would Free Planet want to suggest that a bronze-age shoulder decoration called the Mold Gold Cape that was found in Wales should have *ANYTHING TO DO WITH* Ancient Egyptian Burial Practices? *The Mold Cape is a solid sheet-gold object dating from about 1900–1600 BC in the European Bronze Age. It was found at Mold in Flintshire, Wales, in 1833. The cape is thought to have formed part of a ceremonial dress, perhaps with religious connections. It is housed at the British Museum in London.* [source WIKI] Wales is so out of place, geographically from north Africa i.e. E... more »

How J.R.R. Tolkien Helped to Lead C.S. Lewis to Faith

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Tolkien-Lewis - 900] Until I was an adult who had found faith and this world of meaning, I knew very little about C. S. Lewis. He was the Oxford don who turned from atheism to belief in God because late one night in... more »

Top Judges Want To Make It Illegal To Question Climate Change

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An international, semi-secret, conference of top judges was reportedly held last month in Britain, to propose plans to make it illegal for anyone to question the scientific evidence for man-made global warming. Senior judges and lawyers from around the world attended the three-day conference on “Climate Change and the Law” which was held at London’s Supreme Court, yet the event did not appear to be worthy enough to making headline news Christopher Brooker Via the Telegraph reports: It was funded, inter alia, by the Supreme Court itself, the UK government and the United Nations Envi... more »

2.6 Billion Pounds of Monsanto’s Roundup Sprayed on US Farmland in 20 Years

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - A disturbing look at just how much of this toxic poison is already contaminating our environment. The post 2.6 Billion Pounds of Monsanto’s Roundup Sprayed on US Farmland in 20 Years appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Two-Thirds of Widely Touted Behavioral Sciences Studies Are Rubbish

The Weekly Standard/Andrew Ferguson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Clown_with_surveys_behavioral_science] On this August morning Science magazine had published a scandalous article. The subject was the practice of behavioral psychology. Behavioral psychology is a wellspring of modern journalism. It is the source for most of those thrilling studies that keep reporters... Continue reading *“Why Two-Thirds of Widely Touted Behavioral Sciences Studies Are Rubbish”* at *weeklystandard.com*.

A Look At Who Is Who In The Syrian War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR *The Guardian*: *Who backs whom in the Syrian conflict* Russia’s intervention has made the complex pattern of alliances and enmities in Syria still more intricate. The Assad regime and its local opponents are backed to differing degrees and in different configurations by military powers from near and far *WNU Editor:* The Guardian post leaves out a few countries (i.e. France, etc.) .... but it is still a good breakdown.

Syria Rebels Plan To Hit Back At Russia With Double Agents And Suicide Bombers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Hosam Katan/Reuters *Daily Beast:* *Syria Rebels Plan Suicide Attacks on Russians* *The Homs Liberation Movement, a Free Syrian Army faction close to al Qaeda, plans to infiltrate the Syrian military to find where the Russians are—and blow them up.* After more than a week of Russian aerial attacks, Syrian rebels plan to hit back with double agents and suicide bombers. “First, we will endure the violent aerial bombardment, then move to weaken Russia by all means available, such as recruiting agents in the ranks of the regime to provide us with the movements of the Russians and the ... more »

Russia Escalates Air-Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *Russia Doubles Number of Daily Airstrikes in Syria, and Rebels Intensify Their Attacks* BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russian warplanes are carrying out more airstrikes in support of Syrian government ground troops as rebels are firing more American antitank weapons, deepening the impression that a proxy war between the United States and Russia is joining the list of interlocking conflicts in Syria. Russia doubled the number of its airstrikes over the weekend to more than 60 a day, Russian state news media said, helping government troops take two villages on Monday. Video... more »

Supplemental: Top pundits can’t hear a certain complaint!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015Pundits suffer MHL—Mandated Hearing Loss:* Yesterday morning, Mark Halperin made a striking statement about the press coverage of Candidate Clinton. Halperin was appearing on ABC’s This Week. He made a striking remark about the press corps’ attitudes. Halperin spoke out, but how strange! Guest host Martha Raddatz didn’t seem to hear what he said: HALPERIN (10/11/15): [Clinton] comes into this with some positives, some momentum. Her Saturday Night Live appearance was very good. And Kevin McCarthy did more to help her presidential campaign than James Carvi... more »

Russian Airstrikes Hit 53 ISIS Targets In Last 24 Hours

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
55 sorties have been carried out by the Russian air force over the last 24 hours. The airstrikes hit 53 ISIS targets in four Syrian provinces and destroyed seven command points, six training camps, six arms depots and a stronghold near the village of Salma. The Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Igor Konashenkov said that Sukhoi Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, together with Su-25SM ground support aircraft, bombed ISIS positions in the provinces of Idlib, Latakia, Homs and Hama. RT reports: Russian aircraft have also attacked 24 of the terrorists’ fortified strongpoints, along with weap... more »

Suggestions for @politico on education reporting #commoncore

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
Talk to teachers. For this piece on the common core, I don’t think you did. A principal, sure. Speaking of which, here’s an interesting tidbit from one of the principals: Jayne Ellspermann, the principal at West Port High School in Ocala, Fla., said teachers in her school are already seeing an improvement in the writing […]

It's not Indigenous People's Day...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*no matter what some people declare.* From Weasel Zippers: *At Least U.S. Nine Cities Now Celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day” In Place Of Columbus Day…* Why am I not surprised to see St. Paul, MN on the list? Word is that Elizabeth Warren is ecstatic over the move. First off, the Indians were *probably invaders from Asia. * They didn't just spring fully formed from the mud of Iowa. When did this revisionist history start its long seep into the minds of Americans? *Some comments from WZ:* They made war, they held slaves, they ran other tribes off their lands. They were just like... more »

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Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 1 day ago
FOR THOSE THAT CELEBRATE THIS DAY: Here is my contribution to this day...Even if we commemorate it as Indigenous Peoples' Day, we should be cognizant that the horrific violence that Columbus brought with him continues to this very day. This is not hyperbole and solely about the past. Please watch and if you agree, please share and feel free to comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBn_ne_L8_Y&feature=share This is also a reminder that if you trace your heritage to the arrival of 3 ships... something is seriously wrong...

Fresh Revelations of a Leftist Witch Hunt Show Former GOP Congressman Renzi Deserves a New Trial

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Former Congressman Renzi Deserves a New Trial] In an incredible new development in the criminal case of imprisoned former Congressman Richard Renzi, Federal District Court Judge David Bury has agreed to hold an evidentiary hearing on October 26th in Tucson to look into FBI corruption and consider... more »

US Airdrops Tons & Tons of Munitions into Northern Syria- For the “good” terrorists

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Yup, the US is, as expected, upping the ante. And who is getting the arms? *Arab and Kurdish militias.* *Recall me enlightening readers to the fact that the Kurdish militias had bad intentions?* Too many wanted to believe them heroes, actually fighting ISIS. They aren't heroes. And they aren't fighting ISIS. I've explained the symbiosis between the two groups on a number of occasions and had for the most part discounted news that the Kurds wanted rapprochement with Russia. I couldn't see it happening, not at this time. And likely not at all. Considering the multiple posts I've wri... more »

Slave Trafficking, TPP & the 2016 Presidential Contest

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*This could be someone you know and love (source). How aggressively should your presidential candidate work to prevent it?* *by Gaius Publius* As many readers know, I'm a fan of what the game of Go calls a "strong move" — very aggressive play when the position is favorable. The position against TPP, the argument against, is beyond favorable, and the position against Malaysia, one of the world's worst participants in the traffic in slaves, is unassailable. In addition, for the 2016 race, progressives have three candidates who have announced their opposition. In this presidential se... more »

MH370? ‘Plane Of Skeletons’ Found On Remote Island In The Philippines

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Authorities in Malaysia are investigating claims that a plane wreckage found on an island in the Philippines could be from missing flight MH370. A teenager living on the remote Sugbay island, in the far south of the Philippines, was hunting for birds in the jungle and claims he stumbled on a wreckage “full of skeletons” and a Malaysian flag. The Star reports: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Sunday that police were seeking the assistance from the Filipino authorities to validate the report, which was lodged by a 46-year-old man on behalf of his relative who ... more »

EU Foreign Policy Chief: Russia's Military Action In Syria Is A 'Game-Changer'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America:* *EU: Russian Action in Syria a 'Game-changer'* European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that Russia's military action in Syria is a "game-changer" that has "some very worrying elements." Mogherini told reporters ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg that actions taken against Islamic State militants have to clearly be carried out against the group and other terrorists defined by the United Nations. Russia has faced Western criticism that its air campaign in Syria is targeting opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, ... more »

A Look At Current U.S. Troop Numbers In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Army *CNN:* *Yes, the U.S. still has troops in Afghanistan. Graphics tell the story* (CNN)So, you thought the U.S. military pulled out of Afghanistan? After all, that's what President Barack Obama indicated in December when he declared combat in the longest U.S. war was now history. In fact, about 9,800 U.S. troops provide training and support in Afghanistan. They are to remain until the end of the year -- a change from the Obama administration's initial plan to reduce the number to 5,500. A military withdrawal is set be completed by end of the 2016. *WNU Editor*: My predict... more »

Recommended NYT Article: Myth of Autistic Shooter

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Great article debunking idea that people with autism or Asperger's Syndrome are more likely to act violently: The Myth of the ‘Autistic Shooter’ By ANDREW SOLOMONOCT. 12, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/opinion/the-myth-of-the-autistic-shooter.html?emc=edit_th_20151012&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0 [excerpted] The wish to hurt others is tied not to autism but to psychopathy, which manifests in a deficiency or absence of empathy and remorse. Some autistic people may not recognize why they cause distress; psychopaths don’t care that they cause distress. Autistic ... more »

NASA Takes Chemtrail Spraying Program to Outer Space

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Terence Newton* - A sounding rocket test leaves vapor trails in the skies 130 miles above sea level. The post NASA Takes Chemtrail Spraying Program to Outer Space appeared first on Waking Times.

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