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Thomas Paine

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Friday, October 16, 2015

16 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

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Geoengineering Cover Up Revealed in Lost 1978 Government Report

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 minutes ago
*Phillip Schneider* - A newly surfaced document from the '70's list the hazards of weather modification. The post Geoengineering Cover Up Revealed in Lost 1978 Government Report appeared first on Waking Times.

FBI Agents Investigating Hillary Clinton's Emails Object To President Obama's Remarks On The Case

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *New York Times*: *Obama’s Comments on Clinton Emails Collide With F.B.I. Inquiry* WASHINGTON — Federal agents were still cataloging the classified information from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal email server last week when President Obama went on television and played down the matter. “I don’t think it posed a national security problem,” Mr. Obama said Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” He said it was a mistake for Mrs. Clinton to use a private email account when she was secretary of state, but his conclusion was unmistakable: “This is not...more »

G&M Endorses Harper's Perps with Perks Without Harper

Alison at Creekside - 1 hour ago
Hilarious G&M editorial election endorsement today: "His party deserves to be re-elected. But after Oct. 19, he should quickly resign." In other words, as Antonia Zerbisias put it : "The flying monkeys but not the wicked witch" Editor-in-Chief David Walmsley then went on Faceplant to perform the 'little man behind the curtain' sketch. He bombed. #MoreGlobeEndorsements followed. Munchkinland flashback! Here's the G&M's 2011 Harper election endorsement : "Only Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have shown the leadership, the bullheadedness (let's call it what it is) and th... more »

Is Trump Already Breaking The Law By Not Reporting His SuperPAC Haul To The FEC?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
The 2016 elections is a little over a year away and candidates have already raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Just in the last 3 months-- and just the candidates for president (so not people running for Congress or for governor or for state legislatures or anything else-- raised around $150,000,000. Most of the candidates from both the completely corrupt Beltway party establishments have raised *MOST* of their campaign money in the for of legalized bribes. Small donors and yuuuuge donors-- as Trump explained over and over and over-- give for very different reasons. The big d... more »

The MH17 False Flag Attack: Video Blows Holes In Official Story And US Attempts To Vilify Russia

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I usually do not read the Jew spew media so called newspapers simply because I see them as pure garbage and propaganda... However, due to my want to keep up with sports events, I do subscribe to the local Sun Media garbage "newspaper" here in Central Canada.... I usually avoid all the so called "headlines" and turn only to the Sports section.... However, just the other day I caught a glimpse of one headline in the main front section of that rag, that I had to take a closer look at... It was in regards to the release of that Dutch Investigative report on the MH17 false flag fiasco fr... more »

"Allowing Your Soul to Shine, Burning Brightly"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Allowing Your Soul to Shine, Burning Brightly"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we hide and try to be invisible and unseen by all we are only really hiding from ourselves. At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let other people see us or notice that we exist. This desire not to be seen often happens when we are feeling very hurt, angry, or simply weary of the world. And while we may console ourselves with the defense that we are shy, an introvert, or a loner, we may actually be hiding. ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ottmar Liebert, "Heart Still Beating"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ottmar Liebert, "Heart Still Beating" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNJXflfneQo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan's Quintet is featured in this eye-catching image constructed with data drawn from the extensive Hubble Legacy Archive. About 300 million light-years away, only four of these five galaxies are actually locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317 have an overall yellowish cast. They also tend to have distorted loops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptive gravitational tides. But the predominantly bluish galaxy, NG... more »

Drones, targeted killings and the limitations of international law

Tom Gregory at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
Last month’s announcement that a Royal Air Force drone was used to kill two British citizens in Syria has reignited debates about the legality of targeted killings, but there is always a danger that something gets lost within this legal frame. Questions about the geographical boundaries of contemporary conflict and the legal status of those […]

APSA Statement on Campus Carry

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
In response to demand for a statement on recent gun shootings on college campuses, prompted in small part on the Duck by Maryam Deloffre, APSA has issued a short statement on campus carry, the new Texas law that will potentially allow students to bring concealed weapons in to classrooms: The American Political Science Association is deeply […]

What Do The Liberty Caucus Extremists Want? Are We Certain They're All Nihilists? Justin Amash For Speaker!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The 40 or so far right-extremists and libertarians who topped Boehner and denied McCarthy the speakership and are now deciding Paul Ryan's fate, are easy targets because they are generally misogynistic, homophobic racists. Some are neo-Nazis and even more are Confederates. But does that mean they're always wrong about everything? And, more to the point, what does that say about the bottom-up congressional rebellion they're leading against the House leadership rules now? Forget for a moment ,if you can, that Mo Brooks (R-AL) is a crackpot racist who's basically never right on any ... more »

Mother of Autistic Boy Discovers Treatment That Cures Hundreds

Waking Times at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Why are potential solutions such as Kerri Rivera’s treatment for autism ignored? The post Mother of Autistic Boy Discovers Treatment That Cures Hundreds appeared first on Waking Times.

Anti-abortion Incrementalism and Death Threats

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 4 hours ago
Why have I not heard of Prairie Dog before? I was alerted to it by a tweet from the astroturf gang Focus on the Family (Canada branch plant). (But more on that in a minute.) Kelly Malone attended a LifeTour event in Regina and reported on it under the title "Slippery Slopes." This tour is the work of the Dominionist "We Need a Law" gang -- they of the underground gas line marker displays -- fronted by our old pal Mike Schouten. Malone outlines the gang's "sneaky" strategy, aka incrementalism. Rather than fighting for a “perfect law” that would ban all abortions, Schouten outlines ... more »

Campaign 2015: New Twist on "No Country for Old White Men"

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 4 hours ago
It's almost over, folks. The longest, and dare I say, dirtiest election campaign in Canadian history will soon be toast. I'm not going to speculate on the outcome -- I'm barely hanging on to my sanity as it is -- but I thought I should provide a round-up of the campaigns from a prochoice perspective. We all know that Harper is the worst prime minister ever but he's been particularly awful for women of all sorts, and of course even worse for Muslim, Indigenous, and other minority women. Here's Shit Harper Did's look at his record, titled: "Shush baby! Just look pretty. 17 ways the ... more »

Some background on Orla Guerin

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
'In 2002, Guerin claimed she had been targeted by Israeli soldiers who, she said, deliberately shot at her during a demonstration in Bethlehem. A year later Israel boycotted the BBC after accusing her of "deep-seated bias" in her reports. Then, in 2006, during the war in Lebanon she was accused of misreporting when she claimed a town near the Israel border had been "wiped out" by Israeli forces. "I haven't seen a single building that isn't damaged in some way," she said. But Alex Thomson, filing for Channel 4 from the same town, Bint Jbeil, on the same day, presented a different p... more »

About The "Great People" Trump Hires

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Trump isn't ever going to build a wall. He's not even a builder; he's a wheeler-dealer and a marketing man. When Trump repeats, *ad nauseum*, how he'll hire the greatest and most competent people, there is a record to go back and look at-- not just the serial bankruptcies, but also the hundreds of law suits he's been involved in for hiring incompetent and dishonest characters in every company he's ever run, from the farce that was called Trump University to the luxury towers he's built in Florida and Panama. We'll come back to Florida in a minute but let's look at NPR's report abou... more »

Chet Raymo, "Starlight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Starlight"* by Chet Raymo "Poor Calvin is overwhelmed with the vastness of the cosmos and no small dose of existential angst. He is not the first, of course. Most famously the 17th-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal wailed his own despair: "I feel engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces whereof I know nothing and which know nothing of me. I am terrified...The eternal silence of these infinite spaces alarms me." And he didn't know the half of it. Not so long ago we imagined ourselves to be the be-all and end-all of creation, at the center of a cosmos made expressly for... more »

Bernie Sanders Loves to Decry ‘Casino Capitalism,’ But What About Economic Freedom?

Acton Institute at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: bernie sanders - 400] In last Tuesday's Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders stayed true to his famed aversion to capitalism, proclaiming the fanciful virtues of "democratic socialism." Yet when prodded by Anderson Cooper -- who asked, "you don't consider yourself a capitalist?" -- Sanders responded not... Continue reading *“Bernie Sanders Loves to Decry ‘Casino Capitalism,’ But What About Economic Freedom?”* at *blog.acton.org*.

FBI: Violent Crime Falling as Gun Sales Rise

The Libertarian Republic at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: AR-15 - 400] The FBI has released figures demonstrating that over the course of 15 years, NICS background checks for gun ownership have increased 82 per cent, while violent crime has dropped by 18 per cent. In the 2014 version of Crime in the United States,... Continue reading *“FBI: Violent Crime Falling as Gun Sales Rise”* at *thelibertarianrepublic.com*.

Ann Coulter Leaves ‘The View’ Co-Host Tongue-Tied With Quick Counterpunch to Attack During Seriously Tense On-Air Clash

The Blaze at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: The View - 400] Ann Coulter surely knew she was entering hostile territory when she agreed to appear on The View as a guest, but she's never been afraid to take her critics head-on. Predictably, she was confronted by a hostile panel of co-hosts... Continue reading *“Ann Coulter Leaves ‘The View’ Co-Host Tongue-Tied With Quick Counterpunch to Attack During Seriously Tense On-Air Clash”* at *theblaze.com*.

The Poet: Max Ehrmann, "A Prayer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"A Prayer" "Let me do my work each day; and if the darkened hours of despair overcome me, may I not forget the strength that comforted me in the desolation of other times. May I still remember the bright hours that found me walking over the silent hills of my childhood, or dreaming on the margin of a quiet river, when a light glowed within me, and I promised my early God to have courage amid the tempests of the changing years. Spare me from bitterness and from the sharp passions of unguarded moments. May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows ... more »

"Against All Odds..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is it's hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

"Only Your Soul..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds an Iraqi child killed in central Iraq in this March 29, 2003 file photo. Confused front line crossfire ripped apart an Iraqi family after local soldiers appeared to force civilians towards positions held by U.S. Marines." - REUTERS/Damir Sagolj “My heart broke on its shame and sorrow. I suddenly knew how much crying there was in me, and how little love. I knew, at last, how lonely I was. But I couldn’t respond. My culture had taught me all the wrong things well. So I lay completely still, an... more »

Macs Make Life Easier at IBM

Cult of Mac at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: apple ibm - 400] You might not think of IBM as a Mac-friendly place to work, but Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace-as-a-Service at IBM might beg to differ. Previn used to think like you do: that Apple PCs are more expensive, they're challenging to... Continue reading *“Macs Make Life Easier at IBM”* at *cultofmac.com*.

Famed Theologian’s Point-by-Point Defense of Biblical View on Traditional Marriage

The Blaze at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Mohler - 400] Prominent theologian Dr. R. Albert Mohler offered up biblical evidence to defend traditional marriage and revealed the two key missteps that he believes Christians have made when it comes to the issue of homosexuality during an interview with The Church Boys podcast... Continue reading *“Famed Theologian’s Point-by-Point Defense of Biblical View on Traditional Marriage”* at *theblaze.com*.

Progressive Chicago Archbishop Calls for Communion for Same-Sex Couples

LifeSiteNews at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Cupich - 400] ROME, October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago -- who is participating in the Synod of the Family at Pope Francis' personal invitation -- said at a press scrum in the Vatican press office this afternoon that... Continue reading *“Progressive Chicago Archbishop Calls for Communion for Same-Sex Couples”* at *lifesitenews.com*.

"The Scarcity of Hope in a Damaged World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Scarcity of Hope in a Damaged World"* by Michael Welton *"Sleep dear children until the food is ready... *In the early hours of morning the baby cries. Ear closely attuned, mother leaves her bed and hurries to the nursery. Picking up the frightened child, mother says softly: “Everything will be all right, sweetheart. Everything will be fine.” In Arabic, the stone soup story (one of its versions) tells of a poor woman who lives in a tent with her young children. She has little money to feed them, and often fills up a pot with water and stones. Lighting the fire underneath the ... more »

TFA's Exploitative Paternalists Try New Zealand

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
With patience and support for TFA's racist and classist corporate missionary work drying up in the U. S, Wendy Kopp and her British clone are in New Zealand trying to expand their privileged prison guard teaching model into the Maori schools. Apparently, news of TFA's real agenda has reached around the world: . . . . Critics have labelled it a "crash course", and this week primary teacher union the NZEI said it believed disadvantaged students deserved experienced and qualified teachers, and should not be treated like guinea pigs. President Louise Green said the money behind the org... more »

The Democrats’ Orwellian Shift from ‘Illegal Immigrants’ to ‘Undocumented Workers’ is Almost Complete

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) Democratic presidential candidates Jim Webb, u.s. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Lincoln Chafee take part in presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The five candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate.] Elections change how Americans think and talk. Nowhere was the shift in the conversation more evident than in Las Vegas on Tuesday night at the Democrats’ first debate for the 2016 presidential campaign. Since Pres... more »

‘Justin Bieber of Nepal’ Converts to Christianity

Christianity Today at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Nepalese singer - 400] The two men share a last name but otherwise come from different worlds: Raju Pariyar, a popular folk singer known as "the Justin Bieber of Nepal," and Bishnu Pariyar, a Christian pastor who runs a children's ministry and orphanage in... Continue reading *“‘Justin Bieber of Nepal’ Converts to Christianity”* at *christianitytoday.com*.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Testifies Before Benghazi Committee

Matthew Daly at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Huma Abedin - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, testified Friday before the House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, as the panel faced fresh criticism from Republicans and Democrats about... more »

80 Years Ago Edgar Cayce Predicted Putin’s Role in Stopping WW3

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Buck Rogers* - The world's most revered psychic made several statements about Russia's role in our future. The post 80 Years Ago Edgar Cayce Predicted Putin’s Role in Stopping WW3 appeared first on Waking Times.

The Economy: “Donald Trump’s Advice to Investors…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Donald Trump’s Advice to Investors…”* by Bill Bonner PARIS – “We’re having breakfast in a little café… It is rainy and cold outside. The café is a refuge of warmth and light. Customers stand at the bar, drinking coffee, reading newspapers, talking quietly. Most of them are getting ready to go to work. Breakfast in Café Bô Zinc In walks a tall, young, attractive woman with a big black dog that’s dripping water onto the floor. “Bonjour,” she says to the waiter, bending over the counter to exchange kisses with him, revealing a very tight pair of jeans. “Bonjour,” he replies. A man ... more »

United Arab Emirates Tells US Lawmaker It has Right to Enrich Uranium, Too

Deb Riechmann at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Middle East map in blue] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official told a top U.S. lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under... more »

Kasich Unveils Tax Plan, Says He’ll Balance the Budget in 8 Years

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Republican U.S. presidential hopeful and Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks as he participates in a discussion with Javier Palomarez, president & CEO of theÊUnited StatesÊHispanic Chamber of Commerce, at the Newseum October 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.] GOP 2016 hopeful John Kasich released his tax plan Thursday. He promises broad tax cuts, a reduction in the size of government and a balanced federal budget within eight years. Four of the seven tax brackets will be eliminated, bringing the top... more »

Lawsuit Filed By Family Of Unarmed Michigan Teen Fatally Shot By Officer

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The family of an unarmed Michigan teen who was shot dead by a sheriff’s sergeant after flashing his car’s lights at him, have filed a federal lawsuit against the county and the police officer. The move comes four months after the officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the homicide. The Detroit Free Press reports: The lawsuit against Frost and Eaton County alleges that Frost’s “entire course of action was illegal and in violation of Deven’s constitutional rights.” “Deven’s tragic and totally unnecessary death represents a disturbing trend of demanding 100% compliance with poli... more »

Supplemental: Is Krugman allowed to say such a thing?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015Also, transcript of Sanders:* We can’t judge the issue ourselves. That said, is Krugman allowed to say this? KRUGMAN (10/16/15): *Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had an argument about financial regulation during Tuesday’s debate*—but it wasn’t about whether to crack down on banks. Instead, it was about whose plan was tougher. The contrast with Republicans like Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, who have pledged to reverse even the moderate financial reforms enacted in 2010, couldn’t be stronger. *For what it’s worth, Mrs. Clinton had the better case.* Mr. Sanders... more »

Hold on I keep being told by pro Palestinians (really anti Jews) that Jews are immigrants to the land of Palestine

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
:The story began in 1898, when a wine import and marketing company was opened in London by the Rishon Lezion & Zichron Ya'acov Wine Cellars. Their British subsidiary initially traded as The Palestine Wine & Trading Co. Then the word "Palestine" was the term used for local enterprises. There were some other notable examples. The Anglo-Palestine Bank was founded and later renamed Bank Leumi, and the quality newspaper for English speakers The Palestine Post was later renamed The Jerusalem Post. The Palestine Wine Company started marketing wines with the name Palwin, which was an abbr... more »

Two Must Read Articles Concerning Nuclear Contamination of Our Environment

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
MUST READ ARTICLE 1 Measuring Fukushima Fallout, Ecological Options Network, October 15, 2015 by admin http://www.planetarianperspectives.net/?p=2420 Scientists for We the People What are the impacts on wildlife, sealife and human health of the on-going Fukushima nuclear disaster? Governments are not adequately monitoring the continuing contamination and are ignoring the issue. The global nuclear establishment attempts to downplay and deny any risks with bogus propaganda ploys like ‘radiophobia’ (its all in your head) and ‘hormesis’ (chronic radiation exposure is good for you)...more »

U.S.: Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test Violated U.N. Sanctions

The Hill at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Nuclear Iran-400] Iran's recent ballistic missile test was a violation of international sanctions, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Friday. Power said a U.S. probe found the new long-range ballistic missiles test-fired by Iran is "inherently capable of delivering... Continue reading *“U.S.: Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test Violated U.N. Sanctions”* at *thehill.com*.

U.N.: 2 New Ebola Cases Show Virus Still Spreading

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Ebola - 900] LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says there were two new cases of Ebola in Guinea this week, ending two consecutive weeks in West Africa when no cases of the devastating disease were reported. The two new patients were... more »

US Uses Tank to Destroy War Crimes Evidence

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
I have said for almost three years that everything is going to be made very transparent. That everything- all the corruption, the fraud, etc...- needs to be made completely visible to the world.... In the past month, the "Visibility" has reached a whole new level. The question is: WILL PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION? I said on the Oct 5th One People's Roundtable Discussion that the line has been very clearly drawn in the sand. That, in my opinion, there are very clearly now two separate groups of people on this planet: Those who are awake, waking up, or about to waken. And those that will ... more »

CBS Bans Advertising for Controversial Truth Movie

David Bauder at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Truth Screen Grab - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS has refused to run advertising for Truth, the film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford that revisits a painful episode in the network’s past involving a discredited 2004 news story on former President George W. Bush’s military service record. CBS has denounced... more »

Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Permanently Deletes Victims Testimonies

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A technical glitch by the child sex abuse inquiry has permanently deleted victim’s testimonies that were submitted online. The website address was changed and any testimonials that were submitted by an online form have been permanently deleted without reaching staff. RT reports: All details submitted through the “share your experience” section on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) website between September 14 and October 2 were “instantly and permanently deleted” before reaching staff. The IICSA said the issue was due to a “change in our website address” and urged ... more »

Cable News Pundit Charged with Fraud; CIA Ties Disputed

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Wayne Simmons Fmr CIA - 900] ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Maryland man who offered national-security commentary on Fox News has been charged with fraud for falsely claiming a CIA career. Authorities say they arrested 62-year-old Wayne Simmons of Annapolis on Thursday and charged him with fraud against the U.S. and making false statements to... more »

Report: Injured ISIS Leader Transferred To Turkey For Treatment

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been transferred to Turkey for treatment via a series of coordinated measures by the CIA. The notorious terrorist leader was injured when an Iraqi army’s airstrike hit his convoy according to media reports on Wednesday. Fars News Agency reports: “The CIA has drone coordination with the Turkish intelligence organization to transfer al-Baghdadi to Turkey,” the Arabic-language al-Manar TV quoted unnamed sources as saying on Wednesday. The source said that two companions of al-Baghdadi who were also injured in the attack on the ISIL leader...more »

A Neglected Factor in Palestinian Terrorism

Michael Brown at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun, listens to a member of a USAID-sponsored Local Youth Council during a visit to the West Bank on November 6, 2013.] There are numerous factors that contribute to Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israel, including the history of the region, the Islamic religion and the difficulties faced by Palestinians because of what they view as "the occupation." But there is another important... more »

Report: Limitless Immigration Could Create Permanent Democrat Majority

Conservative Review at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: immigrants taking oath - 400] Watching the Democrat debate, I couldn't help but wonder why Republicans will likely struggle to eke out a victory against a field of candidates that in any other generation would be unelectable. There is not a single moderately liberal candidate... Continue reading *“Report: Limitless Immigration Could Create Permanent Democrat Majority”* at *conservativereview.com*.

Bill McKibben Arrested at an Exxon Station in Vermont

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Bill McKibben: "At Mobil station in Vt. Exxonknew@tumblr.com"* *by Gaius Publius* I swear, the first political campaign to say "As president, I will RICO the fossil fuel companies" will make a hell of a splash. (More on that below.) The news is that climate advocate Bill McKibben has gotten himself arrested in protest because, as his Tumblr site says, "Exxon Knew." But the biggest takeaway, for you, is this, from the middle of McKibben's explanation (my emphasis): [Exxon's] silence and their lies—driven by nothing more than the desire to keep making money—helped disrupt the earth... more »

Peace Walker Reunion Planned......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Good coverage in local newspaper in the Midcoast of Maine today. Article about Peace Walk protest yesterday at Bath Iron Works and they printed our open letter to the president of the shipyard as well. See them here and *here*

Gates: Obama Couldn’t Convince Public — or Himself — about Afghanistan

Fox News at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Robert Gates - 400] Former defense secretary on how the president was suspicious of the military; Robert Gates provides insight on Special Report. Continue reading *“Gates: Obama Couldn’t Convince Public — or Himself — about Afghanistan”* at *video.foxnews.com*.

AEC 16, SIU-HBS ASEAN Scenario Workshop in Bangkok

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
The other day, October 15, I was in Bangkok, Thailand, to participate in the "ASEAN Scenario Workshop", organized by the Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU) and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS). I brought copies of these three papers that I wrote. *(1) Taxation, Regulation, Trade and Rule of law: Reform Challenges for the Philippines and the ASEAN*, published by Stratbase Research Inst. (SRI), now Albert del Rosario (ADR) Institute; *(2) The Case for Unilateral Trade Liberalisation in ASEAN*, published by the South East Asia Network for Development (SEANET), Malaysia; http://seanetwork.a... more »

Rough Sleeper Prosecuted In Doncaster

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A man was bought before the magistrates for sleeping rough in what is thought to be the first criminal prosecution of its kind in Doncaster. The rough sleeper, Christopher Clinton Wilkinson, slept in the woodland surrounding a hospital because it was the only place that he felt safe. DoncasterFreePress reports: Representatives from Doncaster-based charity The M25 Housing and Support Group said using anti-social behaviour legislation to criminalise people sleeping rough was a ‘significant concern’. Wilkinson, aged 40, was given an absolute discharge after pleading guilty to failing ... more »

Obama Says Afghanistan Combat Over Despite Airstrikes, Special Ops

Fox News at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Troops in Afghanistan - 400] President Obama may be stretching when he assures the American public that combat operations in Afghanistan ended last year. The president repeated the claim Thursday as he announced 5,500 U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan after 2016. “Last December, more... Continue reading *“Obama Says Afghanistan Combat Over Despite Airstrikes, Special Ops”* at *foxnews.com*.

We are Made for More

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Grandfather — grandson] DUDLEY HALL -- Five-year old Sam and his dad were on a hike through some pretty thick woods. Sam began aggressively stomping on the briars in their path. "What are you doing, Sam?' asked his dad. "The man is going out... more »

This Drag on U.S. Job Growth Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Bloomberg Business at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: drag on job growth - 400] Employment is taking a dive in industries that sell a lot of U.S.-made goods abroad, and things could get worse before they get better. The double whammy to exports from the stronger dollar and cooling overseas markets was bound to hit... Continue reading *“This Drag on U.S. Job Growth Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon”* at *bloomberg.com*.

SWEET DEMON ALABAMA: Greetings from greater Chumpistan!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015Part 5—The seven percent selection:* When Alabama closed 31 driver’s license locations, was it trying to reduce voting by black Alabamians? We can’t answer that. For our money, the pleasing claim becomes much harder to sustain in the face of a full set of facts. Perhaps for that reason, some of our greatest liberal stars have been a bit stingy with their facts when they’ve discussed this topic. One star even gave one state official a free ride to Chumpistan! We can’t tell you why Alabama closed those 31 offices. Sometimes a set of budget cuts is just a se... more »


Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 12 hours ago

Heidi Central’s Funding

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I wondered where Heidi Cullen’s Climate Central got its funding from earlier. Remember that according to Wiki, Climate Central is a nonprofit news organization that analyzes and reports on climate science. Thanks to Jos, who points us to the relevant page on their website: http://www.climatecentral.org/what-we-do/funding We can recognise […]

Fox News at its Finest, Pt 20

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
"*The right has had a lousy couple of weeks. Kevin McCarthy blew their Benghazi investigation scam to pieces. A Republican whistleblower confirmed that the Benghazi investigation is illegally partisan. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stood together, and both looked strong at the Democratic debate. Now, Fox News gets walloped between the eyes.*" - Jason Easley, PoliticusUSA Oops. Gee, how about CIA-trained terrorism experts who are real? ...that goes back to the Reagan administration... Meanwhile, just to prove that Fox still isn't creepily stalking and is ... more »

Former ob-gyn prof notches ninth retraction; investigation still underway

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A retired obstetrics and gynecology professor under federal investigation for misconduct has notched his ninth retraction. The latest retraction stems from an investigation by the University of Florida, where Nasser Chegini worked until 2012, which found fabricated data in three figures in a paper on the muscle cells that line the uterus. The paper, “Differential expression of microRNAs in myometrium and […] The post Former ob-gyn prof notches ninth retraction; investigation still underway appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Unless She’s Indicted, Hillary Will Win the Democratic Nomination

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 14: Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (L) tastes ice-cream as she visits La Flor De Michoacan Ice Cream October 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton continued to campaign in the area one day after the first Democratic presidential debate.] WASHINGTON -- I repeat: Unless she’s indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. I wrote that six weeks ago, amid fevered dreams of a Clinton collapse and a Joe Biden rescue. That those were a mirage is all the more...more »

Obama’s Comments on Clinton Emails Collide With FBI Inquiry

The New York Times at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton5 - 400] WASHINGTON -- Federal agents were still cataloging the classified information from Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal email server last week when President Obama went on television and played down the matter. "I don't think it posed a national security problem," Mr.... Continue reading *“Obama’s Comments on Clinton Emails Collide With FBI Inquiry”* at *nytimes.com*.

The Other Debate......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago

Warmongers Without Limits (continued)

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Not only do the lethal imperialists of the United States have no limits, they seem determined to shatter the space-time continuum as they revel in their perpetual orgy of death. Within the space of 24 hours, we have learned that 90 percent of Obama's drone victims have been innocent civilians; that the USA will wage war in Afghanistan through 2017 (aka forever); and that the military attack on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was at least an "accidentally on purpose" gross violation of the Geneva Conventions if not an outright act of mass murder. Officials at high levels kne... more »

Hillary’s Hollow Debate Victory

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton walk on the stage at the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate.] Hillary Clinton’s laugh is so often transparently forced and insincere that it is a staple of Kate McKinnon’s impression of her on Saturday Night Live. At the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, though, the former secretary of ... more »

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Will Dedicate Church to Christians Killed by ISIS

Zenit at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Egyptian Coptic Christians attend a memorial ceremony for relatives murdered by Islamic State (IS) group militants in Libya, on February 16, 2015, in the Egyptian village of al-Awar.] The gruesome images of the 21 Christians who were beheaded last February by Islamic State terrorists have left a deep imprint on the memory of Christian Egyptians. Now a new church dedicated to the martyrs--who are formally recognized as such... Continue reading *“Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Will Dedicate Church to Christians Killed by ISIS”* at *zenit.org*.

ODD Wear: UnFukkers Unite!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
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Editor`s Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
I am upgrading my internet service at the moment. Unfortunately, I will be off-line until that is done .... which will be (should be) later today. I was not aware that they would have to de-activate my existing service until that is done .... so I am in that place where I surfing the web on my smart phone ..... which is not the same. :( *Update 17:15 EST*: My internet service has been restored and upgraded. Wow .... I had high speed before, but what I have now just blows my mind. Unfortunately .... I have a hundred and one things to do right now. Blogging will return early tomorrow... more »

Shits n' Giggles Time

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
I was thinking of not blogging, or just posting a link today. But then while I was out walking the dog (a dog that wasn't my idea!) I passed a *Toronto Sun* newspaper box and I saw the headline: "Our choice is clear - stephen harper." First of all, this surprised me because I thought they were actually endorsing the NDP in this election. I'd seen some surprising editorial headlines on my Facebook newsfeed saying they thought Mulcair was the most respectable candidate and that harper was too disgusting and dangerous. Oh well. In retrospect it was too weird to be true. (I guess I sh... more »

Liberal Physicist Says Obama Is Wrong on Global Warming

Steve Birr at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Obama] Renowned physicist and self-described Democrat Freeman Dyson said President Obama is wrong about global warming. "I'm 100 percent Democrat myself, and I like Obama," Dyson told The Register in an interview published Sunday. "But he took the wrong side on this issue, and the... more »

Presidential Candidates, Please Remember the Names of America’s Heroes Fallen in Afghanistan

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Dignified Transfer-900] "[Mr. or Mrs. Presidential Candidate], two American airmen died in Afghanistan on Sunday, bringing the total number of U.S. troops killed there this month to eight. If you are elected president, what is your plan for American military involvement in... more »

Prioritize Christian Refugees Who Face Genocide

The Federalist at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Syrian refugee girl] Millions of Syrians have fled their homes amid civil war, flooding Europe and causing a refugee crisis not seen since the end of World War II. Recently, the Obama administration announced its intention to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees... Continue reading *“Prioritize Christian Refugees Who Face Genocide”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Joseph’s Tomb Set on Fire Amid West Bank Riots

UPI at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Josephs-tomb-set-on-fire-amid-West-Bank-riots] NABLUS , West Bank, Oct. 16 (UPI) — A group of Palestinians allegedly set the Nablus, West Bank, tomb of Joseph on fire Friday, severely damaging the Jewish holy site amid rioting. Palestinian security forces put out the fire at... Continue reading *“Joseph’s Tomb Set on Fire Amid West Bank Riots”* at *upi.com*.

France’s Top Weatherman Questions Climate Change, is Promptly Suspended

PJ Media at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Strasbourg, France - August 6, 2015: People wearing air masks protesting against air pollution in Strasbourg, Alsace, France - placard: less cars more public transport.] The chief weatherman at France Televisions, the country's state broadcaster, has been suspended for publicly criticizing climate alarmism in his new book Climat Investigation. Philippe Verdier, a household name in France, claims in his book that influential climatologists and political... Continue reading *“France’s Top Weatherman Questions Climate Change, is Promptly Suspended”* at *pjmedia.com*.

Putin: Russian Strikes in Syria Killed Hundreds of Militants

[image: President Vladimir Putin] MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian airstrikes in Syria have killed hundreds of militants, President Vladimir Putin said Friday as he called for a shared military effort of ex-Soviet nations to prevent possible militant incursions to Syria from Afghanistan. Putin told a... more »

Russian Govt Completely Bans GMOs in Food Production

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is totally the right thing to do and that is because the approval process in the USA has been seriously gamed and we have ample reason to think that it will not end well. Russia will also preserve its all important export markets now under attack due to scientific review regarding GMO risks. This is no small matter. There is a real and increasing risk that GMO science will prove to be a disaster to the consuming public and governments worldwide will be forced to shut it all down. *Russian Govt Completely Bans GMOs in Food Production* * Will the U.S. recognize this act o... more »

“Insufficient permission” from funder resects liver disease paper

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A study on chronic liver inflammation was pulled from the journal Hepatology because of “insufficient permission by the authors’ funding institution to submit and publish the manuscript.” The paper, which was published in July, looked into how steatosis, the abnormal retention of fat in the liver, turns into steatohepatitis, also known as fatty liver disease. Researchers […] The post “Insufficient permission” from funder resects liver disease paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Factories face switch-off to keep household lights on, National Grid warns – Telegraph

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11933020/national-grid-blackout-risk-factories-paid-switch-off-keep-lights-on.html Factories may have to shut down on weekday evenings this winter to keep household lights on as Britain faces the worst power crunch in a decade, National Grid has warned. There is an “increased likelihood” that there will be “insufficient supply available in the market to meet demand”, forcing the UK to rely on […]

Pumpkin Patch Snack Pack®

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. One of my daughter's favorite treats in her lunch box has been the Back to School Snack Pack®. Since we are more than a month into school, I wanted to change up the theme of her lunchtime treat. Halloween is my daughter's all-time favorite holiday. We spend a month putting together costumes and decorating our house. This year, we happen to be moving right before Halloween, so we haven't been able to decorate like we normally do. To make up for it, we created this extra-special Snack Pack® for her lunch box. It was easy to make and she loved h... more »

Palestinian Terrorist Disguised as Journalist Stabs Israeli Soldier near Hebron

The Jerusalem Post at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Israel Soldier Stabbed cmprs__1445000485_173.71.16.53] A palestinian disguised as a photojournalist stabbed and moderately wounded an IDF soldier near the West Bank city of Hebron, police reported Friday. The stabbing incident occurred at Zayit Junction, in the Kiryat Arba area. The terrorist was shot dead... Continue reading *“Palestinian Terrorist Disguised as Journalist Stabs Israeli Soldier near Hebron”* at *jpost.com*.

Hillary Clinton’s Cash Flow Problem

Politico at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Hillary Clinton narrowly edged out Bernie Sanders in third quarter fundraising, but she was in a class all by herself when it came to blowing through campaign cash, according to a POLITICO analysis of reports filed Thursday with the Federal... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton’s Cash Flow Problem”* at *politico.com*.

New Government Policy Forces Missionaries of Charity to End Adoption Services

Catholic News Agency at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Missionaries_of_Charity] Calcutta, India, Oct 15, 2015 / 12:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Orphanages in India run by the Missionaries of Charity have decided to close their doors in light of new adoption guidelines that the sisters say violate their ideological and religious... Continue reading *“New Government Policy Forces Missionaries of Charity to End Adoption Services”* at *catholicnewsagency.com*.

Mainstream Conservative Richard Hanna (R-NY) Spills The Beans On GOP Benghazi Hypocrisy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
When New York lost two House seats after the 2010 census, the 24th CD morphed into a slightly redder 22nd CD that includes not just Utica and Rome, but also Binghamton way down south, which used to be part of Maurice Hinchey's very blue district. In 2010 Republican multimillionaire Richard Hanna ran-- for a second time-- against cowardly freshman Blue Dog Richard Arcuri, who lost much of the district's progressive base by voting against the Affordable Care Act and obsessively carrying water for Wall Street. Hanna, a mainstream Republican and Lebanese-American, ran to Arcuri's left...more »

The Woods Are Burning

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.tntmagazine.com/ There's always a fire to put out. Justin Trudeau is dealing with the fallout from the news that his campaign co-chair has been consulting for Trans Canada Corp. But, if you think that's a big fire Michael Harris writes, it's nothing like the Harper campaign -- which is a conflagration. The cause of the blaze is Harper's alliance with Rob and Doug Ford: The idea of standing in front of a campaign rally in a half-filled room with Rob and Doug Ford in the front row — gl...more »

K3 surface containing the 1729 yellow cab

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
I wrote a rather technical and extensive blog post about similar topics in March 2015 and I don't plan to repeat it or exceed it right now. But Ken Ono (not to be confused with John Lennon) and his graduate student Sarah Trebat-Leder from Emory University, Georgia (not in the former Soviet Union but in the former Confederate States of America) have just published a playful mathematical paper with some close enough ties to string theory: The 1729 K3 Surface (arXiv, appeared in *Research in Number Theory*) At least three news outlets, Science Daily, Futurity, and Livemint, have just... more »

Thieves Break through Walls in ‘Ocean’s 11′-Style Heist

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Burglar is stealing expensive jewelry] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say someone broke through the walls of two downtown Philadelphia businesses and escaped with about $250,000 in cash and merchandise from a jewelry store. Time & Gold owner Matena Kamara tells Philly.com the burglar or burglars... more »

GOP Lawmaker Hears Demands for ‘A Fighter’ for Speaker

JUAN A. LOZANO & ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Speaker of the House - 900] WHARTON, Texas (AP) -- As he travels his southeast Texas district this week, Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has a message for his constituents: Despite appearances, the House GOP is not in disarray. His voters, in turn, have a message for... more »

Why His Rivals Fear Marco Rubio

The Weekly Standard/John McCormack at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Marco Rubio - 400] As the sun starts setting on a crisp fall evening, Marco Rubio takes the stage in the backyard of a former editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader for a classic New Hampshire campaign event, a house party. "I love... Continue reading *“Why His Rivals Fear Marco Rubio”* at *weeklystandard.com* .

Sanders Seeks to Convert Donor Fervor to Campaign Power

JULIE BYKOWICZ & KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders proved this week he can fill his bank account as fast as he can fill an arena. The challenge now for the independent senator from Vermont is to convert all that money -- he has... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Saints soar past unbeaten Falcons 31-21 in the Superdome for their second win of season *

With Letter, Biden Aide Urges Dems Not to Count Him Out Yet

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: VP Joe Biden] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just as Democrats were starting to count him out, Joe Biden sent a clear signal through his political team that not only might he enter the presidential race soon, he has a strategy prepared that he thinks... more »

North Korean Threat, China to Top Agenda as Obama Meets South Korean Leader

MATTHEW PENNINGTON at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republic of Korea President Park Guen-Hye speaks during a visit to CP TANGO Aug. 22, 2013. Gen. James Thurman (left), commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea; Gen. Kwon Oh-Sung (right), deputy commander, CFC.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is welcoming the leader of South Korea to the White House in a show of unity between close allies looking to deter nuclear-armed North Korea while leaving the door open to negotiations. The visit... more »

October 20th, 2015: Harper Leaves

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
*A guest post by Pamela Mac Neil* *A conversation between stephen Harper and Jason Kenney is overheard the day after they lose the election.* Kenney-"Well we lost the election, Steve. Harper- "No shit Sherlock" Kenney- "Look we can, regroup and come back in the next election, stronger then ever." Harper- "I was so close. I was ready to act on all of the groundwork I had laid, but the left wing media and those toronto intellectual elites couldn't handle having a down to earth guy like me as PM." Kenney-" I know, I know" Harper- " Trudeau, they voted in Trudeau!!" Kenney-... more »

Grace Defined.....Dictionary Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago

More Lies From Heidi Central

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/10/14/climate-change-map-shows-boston-atlantis-waiting/Lrv2p21jU2ONUbIvKWm6wO/story.html?s_campaign=Email:BComToday Because of rising sea levels related to carbon emissions, Boston’s future looks awfully watery, according to this interactive map from Climate Central published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday. Goodbye, Back Bay. We hardly knew ye, Logan. Adios, Red Sox. The map shows the […]

U.S. Analysts Suspected Taliban at Hospital; Doctors Deny It

KEN DILANIAN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Taliban Afghanistan] WASHINGTON (AP) -- American special operations analysts were scrutinizing an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, The Associated Press... more »

Resident Of 48 Years In The UK Is ‘Illegal Immigrant’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A woman who has lived in the UK for nearly 50 years has been told she may have to leave the country because she is an illegal immigrant. The 52 year grandmother who has lived in Britain for nearly half a century has been told she will be deported unless she can prove her right to citizenship. A petition has been set up to keep Ms Birkenhead in the UK and already has more than 2,000 supporters. The Mail Online reports: Winnie Birkenhead has also been told she cannot work and must take an English exam if she is to stay in the country. The 52-year-old, who is recovering from breast canc... more »

Multipolarism Solves Syria at the Source

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*October 16, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The Syrian conflict is profoundly misrepresented across the entirety of the Western press. To call it a civil war is a gross mischaracterization. The entire conflict was engineered and fueled from beyond Syria's borders. And while there are a significant number of Syrians collaborating with this criminal conspiracy, the principle agents driving the conflict are foreigners. They include special interests in the United States, across the Atlantic in Europe, and regional players including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Israel. *Image: Wit... more »

Polar Bears Are Coming To Town

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34490185 Joe draws my attention to what is actually, and surprisingly, quite an objective piece on polar bears from the BBC. Joe’s objection is this: Why is the BBC using WWF propaganda, and worse still labelling it as “facts”? However, the article […]

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 10/16/2015”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up, 10/16/2015”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “It looks like the war hot spots in the world are getting hotter. Russia continues to punish anything or anyone that is against Basher al-Assad. Russia’s top goal is to keep the Assad regime in power, and they are doing it. Russia is flying bombing missions every day in Syria. They are reportedly very effective. The White House says what is happening in Syria is an act of desperation by Iran and Russia. Russia counters by saying that America did not have an “agenda” or strategy, and the U.S. is the weakling on Syr... more »

The BBC are sneaky as well as biased

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The BBC dash to report faithfully every Palestinian claim that the Israelis are trying to change the status quo at the Temple Mount, a status quo that means that Jews cannot pray at what should be their holiest site but Muslims can stockpile weapons in the Al Aqsa mosque and spew abuse at any Jews that dare to visit the Temple Mount. I can remember the BBC putting such news on their Middle East news page with great rapidity and often linking to this from the main BBC news page. However when Palestinian Muslims set fire to Joseph's tomb I could find no BBC report: it wasn't shown on ... more »

MSNBC reporter has to change his definite story when his news anchorman shows him an image that contradicts what the reporter originally said

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Now imagine a BBC anchorman doing the same to one of the BBC's anti Israel 'journalists'.

Xevi Sola Serra - more amazing Spanish art - surreal-realism.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
"Surreal-realism," Mike you idiot. Surely 'surrealism' is already incorporated into the '-real' by the 'sur-' so why do you need to re-real-ise the already-surreal? *"The starting point, the motivation to make the first draft of each work, comes mainly from the need to transmit a disturbing message, subtly disturbing, if possible. For this reason, I seek ways to give clues that refer to the darkest part of consciousness, which CG Jung called "the shadow archetype", understanding this concept as the part refers to the intestines, sex, animal part, pre-human, that part considered amor... more »

Sick and Sad

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 20 hours ago
Two videos, not in that order. The first is a nicely executed compilation of apocalyptic landscapes with fabulous music. The second is sheer genius, with a disclaimer - Any similarity between the character's voracity and typical human behavior...or the contents of the toilet to the general condition of the ecosystem...is, I'm sure, purely coincidental and unintentional.

OPINION - Sir Eric Pickles: ‘We deserve better reporting of these evil attacks’ per Jewish News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
'... On Sunday, 11 October, correspondent Orla Guerin produced an extraordinary report on the recent wave of attacks that claimed "there's no sign of involvement by militant groups", before immediately showing footage of Palestinian Islamic Jihad banners at the home of a 19-year-old terrorist who carried out a deadly knife attack at Lions Gate in Jerusalem on 3 October.' More good sense here at the Jewish News More anti Israel bile here at the anti_Israel BBC. Release the #BalenReport

Mystery of Philistine Homeland Solved?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have little doubt that the Sea Peoples were all part of the Atlantean world which succumbed in 1159 BC. This allowed local trade and colonization to emerge outside a likely hegemony of the Atlantean world. As well all major cities were built well inland because the seas were not locally controlled. Athens and Mycenae are both good examples. Thus an emergent Philistine population to the North would want to establish a base in Gaza well away from Egyptian ambitions and providing direct access to the Red Sea and India.. This is also the one area nearby besides Egypt able ... more »

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

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Scorpions TMZ - 1] For most, this sort of behavior, while imaginable in the abstract is difficult to accept in reality. Yet horrid possibilities have shown up in the world of obsessives with no money. Money suddenly enables. That it is not subjected to hot pursuit is i find even more damning. That is becas=use money and power is quite able to quell the dogs. Add a halo of denials which must be inevitable and cops are almost powerless. Recall your mere presence makes you a co conspirator. Thus it becomes impossible to land a witness unless it is years lat... more »

Is a Matriarchal Society the Solution to our Problems?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have toyed with that idea mostly because history does speak kindly of those rare female exceptions who do pull it off. Yet ample counter examples also fill those pages were women acting behind their men did horrible things as well. So maybe not. What will work is a communal council of elders and application of the rule of twelve as described elsewhere in this blog. Such a system is a continuous check of reckless behavior.. *If Women Ruled the World – Is a Matriarchal Society the Solution?* *Is a matriarchal society the solution to our problems?* *Steve Taylor, Ph.... more »

Bernie Sanders and the Electric Kool-Aid Socialist Test

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate.] If you watched Tuesday's Democratic debates, you probably noticed a whole lot of yelling. Indeed, the event, sponsored by CNN, was a veritable white-knuckle ride of hollering, with most of it coming from just one guy -- a guy who looked... more »

U.S. Army Sees Russian Drones As A Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Breaking Defense:** Russian Drone Threat: Army Seeks Ukraine Lessons* AUSA: Watch the skies: The US Army’s is paying close attention to Russia’s “massive use of drones [to spot for] artillery,” Gen. David Perkins, head of the powerful Training & Doctrine Command, said here today. “In Iraq and Afghanistan, we were kind of the only ones that had Unmanned Aerial Systems [UAS or UAVs] and they pretty much flew in uncontested airspace,” Perkins said. “Now, what we’re seeing in the Ukraine, is the enemy has unmanned aerial systems, they’re deploying them pretty effectively, and the air... more »

Russia Shows-Off Their SU-30 SM Fighter Jet In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*RT*: *RT EXCLUSIVE: Close up of GEN 4++ fighter jet SU-30SM in Syria (VIDEO)* RT managed to get a glimpse of the supermaneuverable fourth-generation fighter jet, SU-30SM. It protects Russian bombers in Syria from all kind of possible attacks by Islamic State. The RT crew even put cameras on the jet's wing while on a mission. The Sukhoi Su-30 fighter which is capable of air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions is providing air escort for assault groups in Syria, says RT's Murad Gazdiev.

Turkey Begins Building A Wall Along The Border With Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
On the same day that Turkey begins the construction of a 500-mile concrete wall along its border with Syria, Hungary announced that it has completed the construction of fence along its border with Croatia *Daily Mail:* *Shutting the door after the horse has bolted! Turkey begins to build a wall along its border with Syria in a bid to halt jihadis crossing illegally to join ISIS* * Turkey begins construction on 500-mile concrete wall along Syrian border * It hopes to put a stop to the tide of jihadi fighters flooding in from Syria * Government announced the plans in July after suici... more »

Does The U.S. Know How Many Islamic State Fighters It Has Killed?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Smoke and dust rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters *Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic:* *Counting the ISIS Dead* *The U.S. military cautions against using “body counts” as a metric of success, but continues to advertise them.* This week, a Pentagon official anonymously told USA Today that the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS had killed 20,000 of the group’s fighters in just over a year. That figure was up from July, when “military and intelligence estimates” suggested that 15,000 members of the Islamic State had been killed. Is this some grim ... more »

The Islamic State's Oil Business Has Not Been Severely Impacted By U.S. Airstrikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Figures from oil workers in Syria and Iraq along with Western intelligence estimates suggest up to 40,000 barrels are being produced every day at oil fields in ISIS-held territory (seen above) *Daily Mail:* *ISIS are still making £300MILLION a year from oil despite U.S.-led air strikes... and are even selling fuel to rebel groups they are fighting* * ISIS-held oil fields producing 40,000 barrels every day, bringing in £1million * Highlights failure of West's bombing campaign on refineries and pipelines * Jihadis have adapted by creating hundreds of small facilities to refine oil *... more »

Russian Intelligence Is Playing A Key Role In Putin's Foreign Policy Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian President Putin At Russia's FSB Agency *US News and World Report:* *Russia's Valuable Weapon* *Vladimir Putin's spies are critical to his strategy in Syria and Ukraine.* Russian President Vladimir Putin is a former KGB spymaster. Since he became president in 2000, Russia has invaded Georgia, retaken Crimea from Ukraine, supported separatists fighting the Ukraine government and is now taking military action in Syria to bolster the brutal regime of Bashar Assad and to counter advances from the Islamic State group. How important is Russian intelligence to Putin's global advent... more »

Two New Films, One Fiction, The Other Non, Examine The Darker Side Of Law And Order

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Denise Sullivan* *The Other Barrio* and *Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution* are two very different films yet both depict crimes against communities of color in the Bay Area and beyond. I recently spoke to producer Lou Dematteis and director Stanley Nelson, about their respective films. Since its inception, film noir has found its ideal nighttime location in San Francisco, its fog-laced alleys and neon-lit beauty the perfect backdrop for booze-swilling anti-heroes and the ladies who love them, while in the real world, corruption and evil also coexist with the search ... more »

Food is a Human Right

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
This is a guest post from Michelle Jurkovich, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. As the lunch hour approaches in Washington, a woman sits at the edge of Farragut Square holding a cardboard sign with three simple words: “I am hungry.” Some passersby are noticeably uncomfortable as they walk by her, […]

BIW Protest - Convert the Endless War Machine!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Photos by Peter Woodruff - retired BIW worker.

Syria: No End Game in Sight

Chronicles at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Syria Map-400] The Russian military intervention in Syria, and the creation of a new regional alliance which includes Iran and Iraq, removes one undesirable outcome from the complex equation. The collapse of the government in Damascus, and its replacement by some form... Continue reading *“Syria: No End Game in Sight”* at *chroniclesmagazine.org* .

Courtney Love: “Kurt Cobain Was Killed By The CIA, Not Me”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Kurt Cobain’s ex-wife Courtney Love has told the Hollywood Inquirer that the former singer of Nirvana did not commit suicide as the official story states, but he was actually assassinated by the CIA due to his “anti-establishment political views”. Despite the rumours surrounding Courtney Love’s own alleged involvement in her former husbands death, she maintains that those rumours are a mere distraction from the truth: Namely that the CIA had been tracking Kurt Cobain for many years, and it was the stress of the CIA tracking the Nirvana front-man that led Kurt to commiting suicide. W... more »

Italy And Austria Ban GMO’s As Anti-GMO Countries Unite

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Italy and Austria join the long list of European nations who have banned genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food and crops. Naturalnews.com reports: As reported by Nation of Change, Italian ministries have opted to utilize the newly created European Union rules that permit member countries to opt out of growing GM crops. Austrian officials joined in as well, with both nations making the decision to stop growing eight varieties of GM maize, which essentially amounted to a complete ban on GM crops. The EU’s opt-out regulations were implemented earlier this year. They allow member... more »

Why Are The Elite Building Doomsday Bunkers?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
As governments worldwide stockpile ammunition and weapons, food stocks running dangerously low, and gold goes missing amid a failing economy – the Bob Fletcher Investigation website thinks it has an answer as to who is hoarding all of these things and why. Allnewspipeline.com reports: While some may not agree with his ultimate conclusions of what the final catastrophe will be, the information provides on “Doomsday Lairs”, underground facilities, bug-out locations, whole cities and tunnel systems, not only in the US, but across the globe, makes it undeniable that the elite are prepa... more »

U.S. Army Say Women Will Have To Be Drafted

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has said that women will eventually have to register for the draft in the name of equality in the U.S. military soon. “If your objective is true and pure equality then you have to look at all aspects” of the roles of women in the military, he said, and registration for the draft “will be one of those things. That will have to be considered.“ Military.com reports: McHugh said draft registration was not a subject to be decided by the services or the Department of Defense, and will ultimately have to be dealt with by Congress. He expected a “pretty emot... more »

Clay Is Becoming The Alternative To Fluoride-Ridden Toothpaste

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Clay-based toothpaste’s are becoming the number one healthy alternative to fluoride ridden conventional toothpastes, and the cost of making is just pennies. Neonnettle.com reports: First of you want to get a fine mesh edible clay. You don’t want an abrasive clay. I recommend this product as it has everything you want in a great medicinal clay. It is fine mesh, soft, and non-abrasive. It is also super absorbent of toxins due to the clay’s large surface area. To make a toothpaste out of this beautiful clay, mix clay and coconut oil in a bowl to make a paste. Any consistency will do t... more »

Iran Showcases ‘Doomsday Weapon’ (Video)

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Secret footage has been released by Iranian television that shows a secret missile base and its capabilities which some in Iran have called the “doomsday weapon”. Pravda.ru reports: The missile base is located underground at a depth of 500 meters. “Iranian missiles of different range are ready to launch from underground bases at first orders from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told IRINN. He added that Iran had comprehensive opportunities to supply such missiles and noted that there were many underground bases in every region of ... more »

France’s Top Weatherman Fired For Denying Man-Made Global Warming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
One of France’s top weathermen, Philippe Verdier, has been sacked from his job on TV network France 2, for questioning the global warming orthodoxy. In a controversial book that challenges climate change titled, Climat Investigation (Climate Investigation), Mr Verdier says that leading climatologists and political leaders have “taken the world hostage” with data that he says is misleading. Telegraph.co.uk reports: In a promotional video, Mr Verdier said: “Every night I address five million French people to talk to you about the wind, the clouds and the sun. And yet there is somethi... more »

Donald Trump Warns Stock Market Bubble About To Burst

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Donald Trump has warned that the stock market bubble is about to burst, and has warned it is due to over-regulation as well as Federal Reserve manipulation of interest rates. Wnd.com reports: In an interview with the Hill, Trump also vowed he’d repeal Dodd-Frank, the financial reform package effected in 2010 and praised by Democratic Party hopefuls on the CNN stage of their first televised debate. “Under Dodd-Frank, the regulators are running the banks,” Trump said, Breitbart reported. “The bankers are petrified of the regulators. And the problem is that the banks aren’t loaning mo... more »

Excellent Article By Fellow Canadian Truth Seeker "Greencrow": Was The MSF Afghanistan Hospital Bombing A Mistake? Or Yet Another Psychotic US "Bitch-Slap"?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I for one am still looking for all the answers yet to be discovered about exactly why the US government would conduct such a heinous attack against an unarmed Hospital in Kunduz province, Afghanistan last week.... It is amazing that there has been an almost total Jew spew media "blackout" in the United States pertaining to that horrendous attack that cost the lives of some 22 doctors and patients.... I do believe that there definitely is more to this attack than meets the eye, and it appears that others in the real 'truth movement' have come up with some additional information about ... more »

Jim Webb, American Hero

The Federalist at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jim Webb at 1st debate] When Democratic Party presidential hopefuls were asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper to list enemies they had made during their careers that they were most proud of, the only candidate who didn't include any fellow Americans was Jim Webb. Webb -- who,... Continue reading *“Jim Webb, American Hero”* at *thefederalist.com*.

C. S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Video Title: C. S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today. Source: Theology, Philosophy and Science. Date Published: November 22, 2013. Description: * There is an old saying, "When the pupil is ready, the master will appear." For countless Christians all over the world, C. S. Lewis has been a teacher and a mentor whose books and writings appeared at just the right time in their lives, just at the time they were needed most. The documentary you are about to see seeks to answer the question of why C. S. Lewis—an Oxford scholar who specialized in Renaissance literature—still matters today. L... more »

The Fight For Wisconsin's Future: Chris Larson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Chris Larson, building a progressive bench in Wisconsin The whole country had a chance to look at Scott Walker a few times over the last couple of years, most recently as he stumbled through-- and then out of-- the Republican presidential primary, where even early backers like the Koch brothers were horrified by his terrible performance. How did this clown even get elected governor of a sensible state Wisconsin? Well... it all started when he ran for the state Assembly in 1990 and lost to now-Congresswoman Gwen Moore in a landslide. He was only 22 and he figured out he'd have to find... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 15th October)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Rise in UK jobs that fail to pay a living wage, now totalling 6m The Office for National Statistics says there were 6m jobs paying less than the living wage across the UK in 2014, of which more than half were part-time roles. The living wage, an independently set hourly rate, is based on the cost of living and is currently set at £7.85 outside London and £9.15 in the capital. It is higher

Putin is Defeating More than ISIS in Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*October 16, 2015* (F. William Engdahl - NEO) - Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, a little more than a year ago, in July 2014 were the focus of attention in Europe and North America, accused, without a shred of forensic evidence, of shooting down an unarmed civilian Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine. The Russians were deemed out to restore the Soviet Union with their agreement to the popular referendum of Crimean citizens to annex into the Russian Federation and not Ukraine. Western sanctions were being thrown at Russia by both Washington and the EU. People spoke of a n... more »

Peace Walk Arrives in Bath

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Video by Regis Tremblay It's getting late, I'm tired, my eyes are burning. I didn't sleep much last night on the floor of Quaker Meeting House in Damariscotta, Maine. We walked just 10 miles today (sunny and cool with vivid fall colors) and arrived in Bath in time to deliver letters to the president of Bath Iron Works and to the local Machinists Union just before several thousand workers came streaming out of the shipyard at 3:30 pm. We had 19 folks lined up along the sidewalks with cameras, banners, and signs calling for conversion of the shipyard to building rail, solar and wi... more »

Jeremiah Wright, Jesus Was Not Palestinian

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Dr. Brown Refutes Jeremiah Wright’s Assertion that Jesus Was a Palestinian] Obama's former paster Jeremiah Wright stirred up controversy recently when he said that Jesus was a Palestinian. At the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, he spoke of "Palestinian justice," calling Palestinians "the original people" going back to the... more »

What’s Behind the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A Palestinian boy and Israeli soldier in front of the Israeli West Bank Barrier. Picture taken by Justin McIntosh, August 2004.] A new surge in Palestinian-Israeli attacks is drawing international attention because of its uniqueness. Since the Jewish high holidays, young Palestinians unaffiliated with any formal political movement -- many using knives and inspired by social media -- have carried out attacks... more »

U.S. Drone Secrets Revealed (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wired*: *A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs* IT’S BEEN JUST over two years since Edward Snowden leaked a massive trove of NSA documents, and more than five since Chelsea Manning gave WikiLeaks a megacache of military and diplomatic secrets. Now there appears to be a new source on that scale of classified leaks—this time with a focus on drones. On Thursday the Intercept published a groundbreaking new collection of documents related to America’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles to kill foreign targets in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Yemen. The revelatio... more »

Doesn't Sound Good

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Michael Wines, New Concern Over Quakes in Oklahoma Near a Hub of U.S. Oil, The New York Times, October 14, 2014, accessed October 15, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/us/new-concern-over-quakes-in-oklahoma-near-a-hub-of-us-oil.html?emc=edit_th_20151015&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0 A sharp earthquake in central Oklahoma last weekend has raised fresh concern about the security of a vast crude oil storage complex, close to the quake’s center, that sits at the crossroads of the nation’s oil pipeline network. The magnitude 4.5 quake struck Saturday afternoon about thre... more »

TEPCO Cam Screenshots Oct 16, 2015

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
TEPCO cam screenshots from this morning:

The Shadow War Between the Banking Cabal & Global Alliance is Escalating

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - The tables appear to turning due in part to energetic and consciousness shift happening right now. The post The Shadow War Between the Banking Cabal & Global Alliance is Escalating appeared first on Waking Times.

When Ketchup tastes like toothpaste

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
You are eating real food

Global Poverty’s Defeat is Capitalism’s Triumph

Investors Business Daily at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Afghani children - 400] Despite the recent recession in the West, absolute poverty is continuing to retreat in fast-growing developing countries. The escape from poverty that was once limited to the industrialized countries of the West is also happening in "the rest." Unfortunately, many... Continue reading *“Global Poverty’s Defeat is Capitalism’s Triumph”* at *news.investors.com*.

Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible is Found, Scholar Says

The New York Times at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: King James Bible - 400] The King James Bible is the most widely read work in English literature, a masterpiece of translation whose stately cadences and transcendent phrases have long been seen, even by secular readers, as having emerged from a kind of collective divine inspiration.... Continue reading *“Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible is Found, Scholar Says”* at *nytimes.com*.

Louisiana’s School Choice Experiment Could be in Danger

Opportunity Lives at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Louisiana schools - 400] Since Hurricane Katrina devastated much of Southeast Louisiana a decade ago, the state has embarked on one of the most aggressive school choice and charter school experiments in the country. But this month's statewide elections may put those reforms in... Continue reading *“Louisiana’s School Choice Experiment Could be in Danger”* at *opportunitylives.com*.

People are Criticizing My Dad, Jim Webb, for Killing a Man. Here’s What They’re Missing.

The Washington Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jim Webb - 400] If you watched the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night, you probably heard the closing comment by my father, Jim Webb. Without hesitation he answered that the enemy he was 'most proud of' was the Vietnamese soldier who wounded him... Continue reading *“People are Criticizing My Dad, Jim Webb, for Killing a Man. Here’s What They’re Missing.”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Report: ‘Crony Capitalism’ Hurts the US Economy

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: crony capitalism - 400] Cozy relationships among private interest groups and government officials have stunted economic growth, according to a new report by the Committee for Economic Development, a nonpartisan group of corporate executives that offers policy prescriptions for fiscal problems. In the report,... Continue reading *“Report: ‘Crony Capitalism’ Hurts the US Economy”* at *blogs.wsj.com*.

Oct. 25: The Irving press hits a new low

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Section A news is pure trivia.Section B, Canada&World, hits a new low with almost no news outside North America. Instead, we get stories like the one on B7 about a woman in Manitoba who was sent to jail for impersonating a sport star online. So let's go through it quickly. Norbert has a column about how we should privatize parts of health service (like laundry) because private business is more efficient. He offers no evidence whatever, except to say that The Netherlands does it. This is his usual baloney that business is more efficient. May I point out that when the U.S. passed Oba... more »

Real me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I am what you know as a self descbribe intelletual others just call me flawed

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 15, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian:* *Afghanistan decision seals Obama's legacy as the 'twilight war' president* Revision follows pattern established throughout Obama’s presidency: to tell the American public that the ‘tide of war is receding’, while not actually stopping it Barack Obama was elected to end the grueling ground wars of his predecessor, but he will leave office entrenching a military era defined by an inability to achieve either victory or extrication. Obama’s decision to scrap his long-deferred ambition to end the US military commitment to Afghanistan reflects a twili... more »

The Winsome and Utterly Misguided Progressivism of This Changes Everything

PJ Media at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: This changes everything] This Changes Everything, the movie version of Naomi Klein's bestselling book by that title, is a moment of astonishing candor on the environmentalist left. For decades, conservatives have argued that environmentalism is a cover for centrally managed economies, wealth redistribution, and... Continue reading *“The Winsome and Utterly Misguided Progressivism of This Changes Everything”* at *pjmedia.com*.

The Real House Leadership Crisis

The Federalist at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: John_Boehner - 400] The big news of the past few weeks is the House Republicans' revolt against John Boehner, who is being forced out as Speaker of the House, setting off an odd scramble over who can avoid taking his place. (The latest person to... Continue reading *“The Real House Leadership Crisis”* at *thefederalist.com* .

Scientists Claim Zapping Brains with Magnets Can Treat Belief in God

William M Briggs at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Idea Magnet Experiment - 900] Here's the breathless headline: "Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God -- with MAGNETS." Wait. Attitudes toward God and immigrants? Are these a natural pair? The newspaper thought so. They tell of an experiment which "claims to... more »

Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie Could Damage Hillary’s Campaign Just Days Before Iowa Caucuses

Breitbart at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Michael Bay Benghazi - 400] Action movie fans are gearing up for the release of director Michael Bay's film about the deadly terrorist attack on the Benghazi, Libya diplomatic compound in 2011 - but the film's release date could give Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign an ill-timed... Continue reading *“Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie Could Damage Hillary’s Campaign Just Days Before Iowa Caucuses”* at *breitbart.com*.

‘Longshot’: North Dakota to Appeal Bill to Ban Abortion at Heartbeat to Supreme Court

Life Site News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: babies - 400] BISMARCK, ND, October 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The state of North Dakota wants the Supreme Court to rule whether states have the right to restrict abortion to beore the moment a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. "It's a longshot to... Continue reading *“‘Longshot’: North Dakota to Appeal Bill to Ban Abortion at Heartbeat to Supreme Court”* at *lifesitenews.com*.

John Zmirak Joins Eric Metaxas to Discuss the Democratic Debate

The Eric Metaxas Show at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Metaxas] Stream Senior Editor John Zmirak joined Eric Metaxas to discuss the recent Democratic debate.

A mixed bag

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Saying what I'm seeing (and I *may* not be alone in this)... The picture of the BBC's reporting of the terrorist attacks in Israel has been unusually mixed. Yes, Kate Adie and Yolande Knell on *From Our Own Correspondent *demonstrated old-school BBC anti-Israel bias, but were they typical? I've had close encounters of the blogging kind with three programmes on three BBC platforms - *Newsnight, The World Tonight *and *World Have Your Say*. The commenter at the *Biased BBC *blog I linked to above wrote: I have noticed over the past week ,that when the BBC are reporting about the v... more »

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, "Cosmic Traveller”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gandalf, "Cosmic Traveller” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cPcRtlXGr4

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Why are there faint rings around this spiral galaxy? Possibly because the galaxy, NGC 4911, is being pulled at by its neighbors as it falls into the enormous Coma Cluster of Galaxies. If NGC 4911 ends up like most of the galaxies in the central Coma cluster, it will become a yellowish elliptical galaxy, losing not only its outer layers, but dust, gas, and its cadre of surrounding satellite galaxies as well. Currently, however, this process is just beginning. *Click image for larger size.* Visible in the above deep image from the Hubble Space Telescope are NGC 4911's bright nucleus,... more »

Chet Raymo, “I Don't Know”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“I Don't Know”* by Chet Raymo “Humphry Davy was one of the best known and revered British scientists of the early 19th century. His specialties were chemistry and electricity, both in their infancy as experimental sciences. Davy is remembered as the discoverer of a half-dozen elements, including sodium, potassium and calcium. Perhaps his greatest discovery was Michael Faraday, who he hired as his assistant at the Royal Institution in London. Looking back, he said of his work: "The first step towards the attainment of real discovery was the humiliating confession of ignorance." "I... more »

Abortion Survivor to Cecile Richards: ‘I Am So Thankful to be Alive’

Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: cecile richards2 - 900] Gianna Jessen wasn't supposed to live. But she did. Born alive after her biological mother's botched late-term abortion at a California Planned Parenthood clinic, Jessen was rushed to a hospital after a nurse called 911. In an interview with The...more »

British Mother Returns From ISIS Territory After Disliking Jihadi Life

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Manchester mother and law graduate travels to ISIS Territory in Syria with her five children to reconcile with husband, but escapes, describing the jihadists as “not my cup of tea.” RT reports: Shukee Begum, a 33-year-old from Manchester, said she left Britain in an attempt to persuade her husband, Jamal al-Harith, to come home. A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, al-Harith joined Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria 18 months ago. Shukee Begum Speaking to Channel 4 News from the Syrian border with Turkey, Begum said she was denied permission to leave Syria and was forced t... more »

Friday Morning Ramble, 16.10.15

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Sorry Wellington. *Where is the world's windiest city? Spoiler alert: it's not Chicago* – GUARDIAN Because genitals. *If the Greens end up in a coalition government, they want half their cabinet ministers to be women* – TV3 Yes, the Prime Minister wees in the shower. *Only in NZ* – KIWIBLOG “We’re a country of stoners, so why are we getting so precious?” *Prohibiting medicinal cannabis is a risk in itself* – Janesa Jeram, THE SAND PIT “Okay, God, this is your chance. Don’t you dare screw this up for me like you did in 2007.” *An open letter to God about the All Blacks* – Scot... more »

“Long Thinking, Deep Thoughts, Profound Questions”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Long Thinking, Deep Thoughts, Profound Questions”* by Bronte Baxter "Have you ever wondered why some people are brilliant, capable of making new connections in thought that are regarded as genius by others? And why most people are followers, in awe of brilliance, but not original thinkers themselves? Is it really that some are gifted with that much extra intelligence, or is it a difference in the way we use our intelligence? Creative thinkers, leaders in the realm of ideas, are those who know how to think long thoughts, to sustain a mental question long enough to reach the end of... more »

"I Pity You Too..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Said a philosopher to a street sweeper, “I pity you. Yours is a hard and dirty task.” And the street sweeper said, “Thank you, sir. But tell me, what is your task?” And the philosopher answered saying, “I study man's mind, his deeds and his desires.” Then the street sweeper went on with his sweeping and said with a smile, “I pity you too.” - Kahlil Gibran

World News Briefs -- October 15, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Citing 'very fragile' security in Afghanistan, Obama slows pace of U.S. troop withdrawal* Reversing policy on Afghanistan, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday he will prolong the 14-year-old U.S. military engagement there, effectively handing off the task of pulling out troops to his successor. Calling it a "modest but meaningful" adjustment to winding down the American presence in Afghanistan, Obama said Afghan forces were not yet as strong as they needed to be given a "very fragile" security situation and the United States will maintain a force of 9,800 thro... more »

Guarding Against the Far Left

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
How do you strangle a potentially promising initiative before it's even properly launched? Have the Socialist Workers Party announce that they want to be involved. Well, we've got the new politics, so why shouldn't Labour Party members work with the SWP and what's left of British Trotskyism as we "encourage mass mobilisation for a more democratic, equal and decent society"? There are extremely good reasons why the SWP and my erstwhile comrades should be told to sling their hook when they try and get involved. A passing acquaintance with them is all it takes to understand that they'... more »

Alejandro 'Protecting Indigenous Cultural Places in Mexico'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Video by Brenda Norrell, Censored News HERMOSILLO, Sonora, Mexico -- Alejandro Aguilar Zeleny describes a seminar held by Mexico's anthropologists in Hermosillo, Mexico, Oct. 9 -- 11, 2015. The gathering was to share information on the formation of the northern border, and what is being done to protect Indigenous burial and cultural places from destruction in Mexico. Anthropologists

AP: U.S. Analysts Believed Afghan Hospital was Enemy Command Center

KEN DILANIAN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this photograph taken on May 21, 2015, shows an Afghan child receiving treatment at a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in the northern city of Kunduz, after being wounded in a fight between the Taliban and Afghan security forces.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, The... more »

America’s System for Presidential Succession is Ridiculous

TIME at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Speaker of the House - 400] In a few short weeks, the House of Representatives has gone into a complete tailspin. House Speaker John Boehner announced his impending resignation, his presumed successor Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy bowed out of a race, and the Republicans are wildly... Continue reading *“America’s System for Presidential Succession is Ridiculous”* at *time.com*.

Dennis Hastert Attorney Says Former Speaker Intends to Plead Guilty

Michael Tarm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: indicted] CHICAGO (AP) -- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert intends to plead guilty in a federal hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago, a defense attorney told a federal judge Thursday. A written plea agreement should be...more »

"It's Your Choice To Be Happy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"It's Your Choice To Be Happy"* by John Morton “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda "If you knew you had one day left before going to prison for the rest of your life, what would you do on that last day of freedom? Perhaps those are the things we all should be doing right now. Things that really nurture us. Things that put us in touch with our Spirit. Whether we're making enough money and things are really fortunate for us or not, we can still choose to be happy reg... more »

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