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Thursday, October 22, 2015

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TPP, TTIP and UN 2030 – Blueprint for a One World Corporate Government

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 20 minutes ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - These trade agreements represent the takeover. And the world is resisting. The post TPP, TTIP and UN 2030 – Blueprint for a One World Corporate Government appeared first on Waking Times.

The Villain from Back to the Future Part II is in This Presidential Race — Twice Actually

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 24 minutes ago
[image: Trump and Biff - 900] Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, has officially come and gone, but it was no slouch when it came to breaking news. Vice President Joe Biden, in a major development of the day, announced he would not run for president, breaking various... more »

Someone Should Find Something Useful For Trey Gowdy To Investigate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 24 minutes ago
Today, while Trey Gawdy's absurd and failing witch-hunt was playing out on TV-- all eleven gruesome hours of it-- Alan Grayson sent out a message to his supporters that says, in part I’m on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I’ve read every classified document regarding Benghazi. Take it from me: Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong. This is the 'scandal' that never was. So it must be utterly mortifying to her to see the Republicans wasting taxpayer money to conduct this political vendetta against her. But there are some people who do deserve a heaping helping of blame. Like the ... more »

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 33 minutes ago
This post has been sponsored by Sleep Number. This is about the time of year where my daughter has her first parent teacher conference. Even though my daughter is an excellent student, I find myself wondering what I can do as a parent to really help her succeed in school. These are the tips I have found most helpful in maximizing her attention span and school performance. *A homework station:* I don't know about you, but homework still isn't my favorite thing and now it is my kids and not mine. Having everything that we need right in one place makes homework time as stress free as... more »

What Canada’s New ‘Pretty Boy’ Prime Minister Can Teach Us About Hegemonic Masculinity

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 47 minutes ago
Like most Canadian citizens, I was delighted to see the back end of our former Prime Minister Harper as he conceded defeat to the Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau. Although I’ve felt slightly disconnected watching both the campaign and the reaction to Trudeau’s win from my home in Sydney, Australia, I’ve been fascinated by what arguably […]

The Mindful Academic

Maryam Z. Deloffre at Duck of Minerva - 47 minutes ago
It is that point in the semester when the energy of summer wears off, endless grading awaits, deadlines loom, meetings drag on and everyone feels swamped, exhausted and grouchy. [1] It’s that point when we know the semester is going to become a runaway train, a downward spiral that ends in stacks of blue books, […]


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2015/10/22/coming-down-that-railroad-track/

The World’s Top 20 Most Fascinating Alien Contactee & Abduction Cases

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Makia Freeman* - Alien contact and abduction cases are much more common than you may believe. The post The World’s Top 20 Most Fascinating Alien Contactee & Abduction Cases appeared first on Waking Times.

Pompeo vs. Clinton: 600 Requests for More Benghazi Security were Ignored

Powerline/JOHN HINDERAKER at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes her seat prior to testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi October 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing to continue its investigation on the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on the evening of September 11, 2012.] One of the astonishing facts that emerged during today's Select Committee hearing was that State Department personnel ... more »

Victory without Soldiers?

The Weekly Standard/Reuel Marc Gerecht at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Abdallah - 400] With the war in Syria becoming ever more complex and murderous, it's worthwhile to revisit a guiding principle of Barack Obama: The use of American military power is likely to do more harm than good in the Middle East, and... Continue reading *“Victory without Soldiers?”* at *weeklystandard.com*.

Friday morning ramble–23.10.15

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”* ~ George Orwell “The All Blacks insist they are not taking their next opponent lightly, as they prepare to play a warmup game against the Springboks in preparation for their finals victory.” *All Blacks not taking next victims lightly* – IMPERATOR FISH *Lomu in the age of Twitter* – Dylan Cleaver, HERALD “The government accounts have returned to surplus after seven years of deficits. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister celebrated the news, saying "it's a very positive thing tha... more »

70 Years Later, Peron’s Legacy Still Reigns in Argentina — Cronyism and Corruption

Forbes/Alejandro Chafuen at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: argentina white house - 400] Argentina is a nation that, for its potential, should be able to shine as its name: the "Silver Nation." Yet as the elections this Sunday will prove, the country is stuck in the slime of a corrupt political culture: Peronism.... Continue reading *“70 Years Later, Peron’s Legacy Still Reigns in Argentina — Cronyism and Corruption”* at *forbes.com*.

Guns ‘n’ Moses: Why More Jews Are Packing Heat

New York Post at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: 545305567] A Jewish suburban mom, a doctor and a cop walk into a shooting range. That's no setup to a punch line; it's who you might find at the kind of New Jersey gun range where I took a basic pistol... Continue reading *“Guns ‘n’ Moses: Why More Jews Are Packing Heat”* at *nypost.com*.

Congressional Staff Leak Baby-Parts Video Blocked by Federal Judge

Breitbart/Austin Ruse at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood video - 418] Some baby-parts videos, produced by the Center for Medical Progress, have been leaked by Congressional staff and placed on YouTube. The footage had been blocked by a California judge. Only a few hours have been leaked, out of more than 100... Continue reading *“Congressional Staff Leak Baby-Parts Video Blocked by Federal Judge”* at *breitbart.com*.

Iran Marches, Russia Rules, Obama Watches

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: U.S. President Barack Obama reflects during the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 15, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON -- Guess who just popped up in the Kremlin? Bashar al-Assad, Syrian dictator and destroyer, now Vladimir Putin’s newest pet. After four years holed up in Damascus, Assad was summoned to Russia to bend a knee to Putin, show... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“It looks like a lunar landscape but this remarkable photograph actually shows our Milky Way and the planet Jupiter in all their glory - viewed from a cave in America's Utah desert. The spiral galaxy, which cannot be seen with the naked eye, was captured by photographer Wally Pacholka using a 35mm camera and 50mm lens on a tripod with a 30-second exposure - long enough to collect the light but not to see the stars moving. *Click image for larger size.* Pacholka, 61, an architect from Long Beach, California, relied on the light of a crescent moon to illuminate the subject and chose the... more »

Chet Raymo, “Spiders In the Mist”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Spiders In the Mist”* by Chet Raymo “We had a stretch of unusually warm weather recently. This generally meant foggy mornings as I walked to college at dawn. And foggy mornings meant spider webs were relieved of their invisibility by beads of dew. "What refinement of art for a mess of Flies! Nowhere, in the whole animal kingdom, has the need to eat inspired a more cunning industry," wrote Jean Henri Fabre in "The Life of the Spider". He should know. He spent a good part of his life attending to spiders. Fabre made himself the Homer of insects and arachnids, observing their habit... more »

There Seems To Be A Trump Wing Of The GOP Starting To Field Its Own Senate Candidates-- Like Sharron Angle

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Thank God I didn't throw out the Sharron Angle art* As if the Republicans didn't have enough bad luck countering their advantages over the lame and incompetent Democrats-- between the crackup in Congress and the crackup in the presidential race-- now they're facing the hideous prospect of another Sharron Angle race. Yes, she's back (maybe). This PS on a letter from two psychotic Nevada teabaggers, Republican state Senator Don Gustavson and Assemblyman Brent Jones: We can do this. I support Don and Brent sending this letter to you asking for your support to run for U.S. Senate. Man... more »

Politician Asks Congress To Investigate CDC Vaccine Autism Cover-up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Representative Bill Posey is urging Congress to investigate the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for covering-up what he says is a likely link between childhood vaccines and autism. Posey has asked Congress to look at a former CDC scientist’s claims who said allegedly blew the whistle on what he says is conclusive evidence of a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. The scientists says that the CDC had deliberately withheld its findings. Thehill.com reports: The long-time CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, began his crusade questioning the study this summer, arguing that ... more »

Russia About To Confront NATO As Military Drills Heat Up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
NATO’s Trident Juncture military drills have entered a more confrontational phase with Russia, as both Russian forces and NATO show their military might in large-scale military drills in close proximity to each other. Pravda.ru reports: There are 36,000 troops taking part in the NATO drills in the Mediterranean region. The active phase of the NATO drills will take place from October 21 till November 6. More than 30 member countries of the alliance, as well as their partners will participate: 140 combat aircraft and 60 warships will be involved in the drills. The exercises will test ... more »

Russia Vow To Stay Until The Bitter End In Syria ISIS Mission

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russia have consistently and relentlessly pounded ISIS targets in Syria, supporting Syrian forces, since the end of September. Moscow have said they do not intend to back-down, despite misgivings by the U.S. and the West, until the job is done. France24.com reports: The United States and other Western nations have criticised the strikes, however, claiming they are primarily targeting those fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Although Russia has ruled out sending ground troops to Syria, close to 2,000 Russian troops are currently deployed there. It appears the Russian... more »

First US Soldier Fatality In Ground Fight Against ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The first death of a U.S. soldier has been reported in a Special Operations raid that aimed to rescue 70 Iraqi’s being held hostage by ISIS in Iraq. Dailymail.com reports: The overnight raid was launched on a militant-run prison near the northern ISIS stronghold of Hawija, ‘after receiving information that the hostages faced imminent mass execution’, said the Pentagon. Six ISIS fighters were arrested and more than 20 were reportedly killed in the operation. The Delta Force soldier is the first American killed in ground combat with ISIS, and the first killed in action in Iraq since ... more »

The Poet: Anne Sexton, “The Room of My Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Room of My Life”* by Anne Sexton “Here, in the room of my life the objects keep changing. Ashtrays to cry into, the suffering brother of the wood walls, the forty-eight keys of the typewriter each an eyeball that is never shut, the books, each a contestant in a beauty contest, the black chair, a dog coffin made of Naugahyde, the sockets on the wall waiting like a cave of bees, the gold rug a conversation of heels and toes, the fireplace a knife waiting for someone to pick it up, the sofa, exhausted with the exertion of a whore, the phone two flowers taking root in its crotch, the do... more »

"Remembrances of Lives Past"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Remembrances of Lives Past"* by Lisa Miller, "The New York Times" "In one of his past lives, Dr. Paul DeBell believes, he was a caveman. The gray-haired Cornell-trained psychiatrist has a gentle, serious manner, and his appearance, together with the generic shrink décor of his office - leather couch, granite-topped coffee table - makes this pronouncement seem particularly jarring. In that earlier incarnation, "I was going along, going along, going along, and I got eaten," said Dr. DeBell, who has a private practice on the Upper East Side where he specializes in hypnotizing those ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality." ~ Gary Zukav

“Alien Engineering Around Strange Star?’

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Alien Engineering Around Strange Star?’* by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute "There's a new big dipper in the nighttime sky. No, it's not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but may not be. While the luminous output from everyday stars is relentlessly steady, this one occasionally dips its brightness as much as 20 percent, suggesting either that it is orbited by lumps of dust, rock or other opaque material, or - and hang onto your desk chai...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"What Did You Do?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"It's 3:23 A.M. And I'm awake because my great great grandchildren won't let me sleep. They ask me in dreams, *'What did you do while the planet was plundered?What did you do when the earth was unraveling?Surely you did something when the seasons started flailing?As the mammals, reptiles and birds were all dying?Did you fill the streets with protest?When democracy was stolen, what did you do once you knew?Surely, you did something...'"* - Drew Dellinger

The Underground - A Hidden Reality and The True Story of Phil Schneider

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 4 hours ago
[image: D. Weir] D. Weir *Mar 28, 2012* Phil Schneider died in 1996. Previous to his death he had been on tour across the United States speaking out about various subjects including his involvement with building a secret underground base in Dulce, New Mexico for the military. During this time, he said to have had an encounter with a violent E.T race in the late 1970's which would change his whole world reality immediately after. This documentary explores some of the information Phil Schneider spoke about to the public in the 1990's by examining each claim in detail with expert o... more »

"Coincidence, Or An Inevitable Result Of Intention?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Coincidence, Or An Inevitable Result Of Intention?" By Perry Gruber "They’re happening too often to call them all coincidence. In the summer I shared the miraculous cat tree story where out of nowhere I manifested a cat tree for my little critters. Since then, similar supporting events have been happening regularly enough that I’m beginning to trust that my intention and interpretation actually does shape reality. I haven’t taken time to write about all of them as they’ve occurred (sorry); I just don’t think about doing so often enough. But this one happened with such amazement, t... more »

Paul Ryan is In, Will Seek Job of House Speaker

Erica Werner at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks following a meeting of House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ryan has said he is willing to be the next Speaker of the House if all House Republicans endorse him for the position. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday formally declared his candidacy for speaker of the House after getting unified support from across the Republican conference. “After talking with so many of you, and hearing your words of encouragement, I... more »

“The Ghosts in Our Machines”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Ghosts in Our Machines”* by Matthew J. X. Malady “A friend calls unexpected connections with lost loved ones “winks,” and finding Google Maps photos of my mother felt like a wink of monumental proportions. Every now and again, when I’ve been working for too many hours without a break or have spent an entire day writing something, I jump on Google Maps Street View and get lost in my past. *Click image for larger size.* The images on Street View, taken by fancy cameras that are usually—though not always—strapped to the tops of cars, are a boon for basement-dwelling architecture... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*A Real Church Sign:* Yeah, we're doing fine, thanks. Thanks for asking... - CP

Shocking: Israel Minister Wants To Imprison Young Children

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Israeli’s extremist Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, has shocked even her most ardent supporters by proposing a new criminal law that will allow minors under the age of 14 to be imprisoned. Shaked is aggressively persuing the change in law as prosecutors attempt to charge a 13-year-old Palestinian boy with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two Jewish Israelis. Sputniknews.com reports: Current law dictates that minors can only be charged at age 12 and can only be sent to prison at age 14. Ahmed Manasra and his 15-year-old cousin allegedly stabbed a man in a neighborhood in nort... more »

Syrian Army Say ISIS Are Virtually Destroyed And Fleeing To Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A Syrian Army official has said that ISIS are being virtually destroyed as ground forces have made significant gains against against the terror group. Syrian Army spokesperson Ali Muabeeb said, “Formations of our armed forces have continued their military operations successfully with the help of the airforce, targeting hideouts [dens] and clusters of the terrorist organisations in various theatres of operations.“ He continued, “Our armed forces units are broadening their control in the regions Jib al-Ahmar and Salma, and all the hills around the Latakia governorate, killing more than... more »

Court Rules Bitcoin Digital Currency Exempt From Tax Laws

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The European Unions highest court has ruled that Bitcoin and other virtual or digital currencies can be exchanged tax-free. This means that Bitcoin is now being afforded the same privileges as traditional money, according to the European Court of Justice. Cnbc.com reports: It said in a statement Thursday morning that bitcoin transactions “are exempt from VAT (value-added tax) under the provision concerning transactions relating to currency, bank notes and coins used as legal tender.” The ruling comes after a dispute in a Swedish court when David Hedqvist, a Swedish national, applie... more »

Satire: “Clinton Compiles Mental List of People to Destroy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Clinton Compiles Mental List of People to Destroy”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent several hours at the United States Capitol on Thursday compiling a mental list of people she will destroy at a later date, an aide to Clinton has confirmed. Clinton gave no outward appearance of compiling such a list as she answered questions relating to her tenure as Secretary of State, the aide said, but was busy assembling the list nonetheless. “This is the kind of multitasking that she is very good at,” he said. “Believe me, t... more »

Iran Is About To Legalise Cannabis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Iran is considering legalising cannabis after a recent conference was held on addiction in the Iranian capital Tehran. A prominent Iranian official, Saeed Sefatian, head of the working group on drug demand reduction in the Council for the Discernment of the Expediency of the State, suggested legalising both cannabis and opium in a move to counter Iran’s current failing drug policy. Newrepublic.com reports: Time is ripe for a shift in focus on a new subject, which has remained largely undiscussed over the past decade: drug use (as opposed to addiction) among the general population.As... more »

Geopolitics: “Putin Just Warned Global War Is Increasingly More Likely: Here's Why”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Putin Just Warned Global War Is Increasingly More Likely: Here's Why”* by RT “World between War and Peace: The 12th annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Russia's Sochi has focused on international armed conflicts. Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part in its final plenary session devoted to the crisis in the Middle East” “Vladimir Putin is basking in Russia’s triumphant return to the world stage. What began with a land grab in Crimea and escalated with support for the separatists at Donetsk, culminated in Moscow’s dramatic entry into Syria’s protracted civil war. T... more »

The Economy: "Banks Are Now Rejecting Deposits... Is a Cash Ban Next?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Banks Are Now Rejecting Deposits... Is a Cash Ban Next?"* by Phoenix Capital Research "The Central Banks hate physical cash. So much so they there will likely try to ban it in the near future. You see, almost all of the “wealth” in the financial system is digital in nature. *1)* The total currency (actual cash in the form of bills and coins) in the US financial system is a little over $1.36 trillion. *2)* When you include digital money sitting in short-term accounts and long-term accounts then you’re talking about roughly $10 trillion in “money” in the financial system. *3) *In co... more »

The Abstract Wild

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 5 hours ago
In 1964, plans were being discussed for the creation of the Canyonlands National Park, near Moab, Utah. Some wanted to include the Maze in the park. The Maze is a stunning network of desert canyons, and it was extremely inaccessible at that time. Few living people had ever seen it. Jack Turner and his buddy were young rock-climbing adventure hogs. Their plan was to fly into the Maze, land the plane on a long-abandoned bulldozer scrape, take some cool photos, and sell them to *National Geographic*. Both survived the botched landing. While wandering around in the Maze, they fou... more »

Day - 14 Biggest Walk Day So Far

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
*A few from the 'Leftist Marching Band' greeted us as we arrived in York Beach* *Pat Scanlon (right) greets walkers at they arrive at his York Beach home for the night* *Students from the New School in Kennebunk walked with us today* We walked 14 miles today from Kennebunk to York Beach. Thirty people joined the walk giving us our largest turnout since we began on October 9 in Ellsworth. Eight of the students from the New School walked as did seven folks from a senior intentional community near Kennebunk. It was an impressive line of walkers during the high point of the day. Early ... more »

Texas Investigators Raid Planned Parenthood Clinics

Life News at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Houston - 400] After a Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic was caught selling aborted baby body parts, state investigators conducted a raid today on multiple Planned Parenthood abortion clinics across the state. Texas officials raided several Planned Parenthood facilities today in an unprecedented move... Continue reading *“Texas Investigators Raid Planned Parenthood Clinics”* at *lifenews.com*.

The Pope Wanted Hitler Dead: The Secret Story of the Vatican’s War to Kill the Nazi Despot

Salon at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: hitler_pius - 400] At six in the morning on Sunday, 12 March, a procession snaked toward the bronze doors of St. Peter's. Swiss Guards led the line, followed by barefoot friars with belts of rope. Pius took his place at the end, borne... Continue reading *“The Pope Wanted Hitler Dead: The Secret Story of the Vatican’s War to Kill the Nazi Despot”* at *salon.com*.

Pregnancy Center Trusts God to Rebuild After Arsonist Burned it Down

Life News at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: salem3 - 400] Nancy Wesling knew her clinic would be relocating its Salem, Ill., site in the near future. What she didn't know until Sept. 25 was how soon. That was the morning she watched helplessly as Pregnancy Care Clinic -- which had been... Continue reading *“Pregnancy Center Trusts God to Rebuild After Arsonist Burned it Down”* at *lifenews.com*.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Some candidates want you to vote for them — but don’t ask them where the polling station is ~Jessica Williams, N.O. Advocate*

Tampons Found To Be Contaminated With Glyphosate

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A study by researchers at the University of La Plata (UNLP) found Glyphosate in 85% of cotton containing personal care and feminine hygiene products. The herbicide glyphosate ( best known as Roundup by Monsanto) is considered by the World Heath Organization to be a probable carcinogen. Super human radio reports: Researchers Dr. Damien Marino of the University of La Plata wrote in their paper “85 percent of all samples tested positive for glyphosate and AMPA 62 percent, which is the environmental metabolite, but in the case of cotton and gauze the figure was one hundred percent” This... more »

Gallup: 55% Want Stricter Gun Laws, 56% Think More Concealed Firearms Makes the Country Safer

Hot Air at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Gun Concealed Weapon - 400] Gallup released a series of poll on the Second Amendment and found some interesting things. First, as Cortney wrote earlier today, a candidate's stance on gun rights is an important issue to almost one-in-four voters. Yet, 55 percent are in favor... Continue reading *“Gallup: 55% Want Stricter Gun Laws, 56% Think More Concealed Firearms Makes the Country Safer”* at *hotair.com*.

Obama Vetoes Annual Defense Authorization Bill

Military Times at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Barack Obama signs a veto of ÊH.R. 1735ÊNational Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the Oval Office October 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. President Obama and Congressional Democrats object to the measure because it uses some $90 billion meant for war spending to avoid automatic budget cuts to military programs.] President Obama vetoed the annual defense authorization bill Thursday as part of an ongoing fight with congressional Republicans over the federal budget that has left a host of military policy changes caught in the crossfire... more »

James Robison Joins Joni Table Talk to Discuss The Stream

Daystar at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Joni Table Talk - 446] James Robison talks about current events important to believers, and his new website, The Stream. Continue reading *“James Robison Joins Joni Table Talk to Discuss The Stream”* at *daystar.com*.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
I thought that I would have some free day today .... but it has not (and will not) happen. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

The Conservative Indifference to Steel

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
It was like the crashing of dominoes, except the toppling was done by livelihoods, supply chains, ways of life. First, SSI in Redcar announced it was going belly up. And after toing and froing with the government, once it was clear state aid wasn't forthcoming it was as if Britain's steel bosses huddled together and decided the time was right for job losses. 2,200 are going in Redcar. Tata are shedding 1,200 in Scunthorpe and Lanarkshire, and a further 1,800 are in danger. They blame energy costs and the flooding of European markets by dirt cheap Chinese steel. That's the government... more »

10 Things We Avoid In The Consumer Society

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
There are many new reasons to take certain actions in the modern consumer society to enhance our lives and add value to our wallets, but we find that we are not too compelled to carry them out. The BBC reports: Here are 10 of those things we know we should do, but don’t. 1) Switch bank accounts The Competition and Market Authority’s report into current accounts said that 57% of consumers had had the same current account for more than 10 years, and 37% for more than 20 years. It bemoans the fact that banks are not being made to work hard enough to keep customers, because of fears that... more »

Oct. 22: just a cranky blogger...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
The only Irving news from outside North America is a story that Netanyahu has blamed the Palestinians for the Holocaust. He said a Palestinian, Muslim leader who was a Nazi, talked Hitler into murdering the Jews. This tale, as the story tells us, is pure bunk. Hitler had begun murdering Jews at least two years before he even met that Muslim leader. And, when they did meet, there is no record of what they talked about. But this 'news' has spurred on Israeli settlers as they intensify efforts to expel Palestinians from their lands in Palestine so that the settlers can take them. By th... more »

Courage Campaign takes on TFA-cum-StudentsFirst's Michelle Rhee's predator husband, Kevin Johnson

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
*“Had Michelle Rhee only taped the mouths of predator Kevin Johnson’s victims shut…” — Robert D. Skeels* We all owe *Deadspin* a huge debt of gratitude for bringing all of these long-standing issues of Kevin "hands-on" Johnson's past misdeeds back into the light of day. The persistent rumors that StudentsFirst-cum-Teach for America darling Michelle Rhee used her White House connections to make all the ugly truths about the man for whom she abandoned her children for go away still loom. Let's always bear in mind that Kevin Johnson, like many neoliberal corporate education reformers... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Malcolm Davis, National Interest:* *Get Ready, Asia: China's Military Is Rapidly Catching Up to America* In considering Paul Dibb’s analysis on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), I’d recommend anyone interested in the state of China’s military start by reading Roger Cliff’s China’s Military Power: Assessing Current and Future Capabilities. Cliff argues that “…by 2020, the quality of China’s military doctrine, equipment, personnel and training will likely be approaching, to varying degrees, those of the US and other Western militaries.” Although prevailing weaknesses in ... more »

Can the P in LGBTQIP Stand for Parrot?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Parrot - 900] We've all seen the abbreviation of LGBTQ -- and sometimes I and P and more -- standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or, questioning), intersex, and pansexual. But is it possible that the P could also stand for parrot? Before you... more »

Hillary Told Chelsea Truth About Benghazi, But Not American People

The Weekly Standard at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: PITTSBURGH - APRIL 14: Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)speaks at a forum of the Alliance for American Manufacturing at the David L Lawrence Convention Center April 14, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Clinton is campaigning ahead of the April 22, Pennsylvania primary. (Photo by Jeff Swensen)] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed an internet video for the Benghazi attacks in her conversations with family members of those killed despite having told a foreign leader two days earlier that the video played no role and having emailed... Continue rea... more »

House GOP Likely to Abandon Debt-Limit Bill

Politico at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: GOP House - 400] House GOP leadership is likely to abandon tentative plans to vote on a Republican Study Committee-penned bill to lift the debt limit, throwing into question how Congress is going to lift the borrowing limit before a Nov. 3 deadline. House... Continue reading *“House GOP Likely to Abandon Debt-Limit Bill”* at *politico.com*.

EU slams Starbucks and Fiat advance tax rulings as state aid; Is Apple next?

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 6 hours ago
The European Commission decided two of its major tax subsidy cases on Wednesday, October 21, and the rulings could not have been worse for Starbucks and Fiat (h/t Chillin' Competition). These cases can be seen as a barometer of what is to come in the legally similar but much larger case of Apple, where potentially billions of euros could be at stake. The gist of the three cases is that tax haven subsidiaries of each company (Starbucks in the Netherlands, Fiat in Luxembourg, and Apple in Ireland) were given advance tax rulings by each country that were so removed from economic realit... more »

How Did We Get to Paul Ryan as the Likely New Speaker of the House?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] All the headline grabbing difficulties to choosing a new Speaker of the House are due mostly to one thing -- the emergence of the powerful House Freedom Caucus. But the caucus may also now be the solution to those difficulties.... more »

Bipartisanship-- The Bad Kind

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday I went upstairs to put on my shoes and socks and there was that Ku Klux Klan guy from Louisiana, Republican House Whip Scalise, yapping away on MSNBC about President Obama threatening to veto the "bipartisan Defense appropriations bill" that had gone through the wonderful bipartisan committee process led by Chairman Thornberry. Military families and pay raises and helping our allies (the fascist gang that's taken over in Ukraine) defend themselves... The bill did get through Thornberry's House Armed Services Committee, which has 36 Republicans and 27 Democrats and it did... more »

U.S. Warns Iraq That If They Accept Russian Help To Battle The Islamic State, The U.S. Will Not Help Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 20, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen *CBS/AP*:* U.S. to Iraq: If Russia helps you fight ISIS, we can't* The U.S. has told Iraq's leaders they must choose between ongoing American support in the battle against militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and asking the Russians to intervene instead. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday that the Iraqis had promised they ... more »

Emission Cuts In The Middle East? You Must Be Joking!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html Continuing with our review of climate plans for Paris, it may come as little surprise to learn that neither Saudi Arabia nor Iran have submitted one yet. Nor Kuwait or Iraq for that matter. The Middle East produces 6% of the world’s emissions of CO2, not insignificant, and the […]

Chemical Manipulation of Humanity: US Endocrine Society Warns AGAIN on Endocrine Disrupters

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
Boy oh boy, I've wanted to get back to this vital topic! Finally!* Yet, we still keep getting the same old tired, false AGW spin. **(I even saw, first time ever a tell-a-vision commercial for some sort of AGW alliance here in Canada!)* *Despite the fact that there is obvious real world evidence of harm.. * Simply put the AGW lie benefits the petrochemical industry (profits gained) and EDC restriction or removal would harm the petrochemical industry (profits lost) In a way this is much like the *big bad tobacco *meme- Was it the tobacc*o? Or was it the whole host of EDC and other tox... more »

The US Navy’s Sitting Ducks

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
The Bloomberg article reads like* an admission of vulnerability* concerning the massive aircraft carriers in general, then considering the Russian cruise missile volley from the Caspian, this also reads like an acknowledgement that those cruise missiles were the reason the Roosevelt beat a hasty retreat from the Persian Gulf immediately afterwards. *Flashback!* *Breaking! 4 Russian Warships Launch Strikes against ISIS from Caspian Sea* *Bloomberg:* “With Iran testing ballistic missiles, the Russian military bombing in Syria, war grinding on in Yemen and Islamic State as deadly as... more »

The Republican Civil War

The National Interest at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a rally against the Iran nuclear deal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered for the rally, organized by the Tea Party Patriots, which featured conservative pundits and politicians. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)] AFTER THE GOP lost the November 1954 midterm elections, Dwight D. Eisenhower's cabinet met for a postmortem. Eisenhower asked Richard Nixon, then vice president, to explain the politics behind the defeat. "... more »

Jeb Bush’s Dilemma

The Atlantic at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Bush family - 400] It's now clear: Jeb Bush wants to speak about his brother's record on 9/11 as much as possible. Donald Trump launched the controversy last Friday when he told Bloomberg News, "When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what... Continue reading *“Jeb Bush’s Dilemma”* at *theatlantic.com*.

Benghazi Committee E-Mails: Clinton Knew 'Attack Had Nothing to Do with a Film'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Here's some news from the Benghazi Committee that won't be reported by the "Vote Hillary Clinton" BBC 'Benghazi Committee Bombshell: Clinton Knew 'Attack Had Nothing to Do with the Film' It took two and a half hours, but Republicans members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi just dropped a bombshell on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. In the course of his questioning of Clinton on her conduct surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack, Ohio Republican congressman Jim Jordan revealed several new, previously overlooked e-mails indicating the Obama administration, the S...more »

Sounds Like an Economic Depression to Me...

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
I've been following the implosion of the commodity bubble closely. It is not looking good for 2016. Note that demand for oil is expected to drop SUBSTANTIALLY from 1.8 million barrels a day in global oil demand to 1.2 million. The drop in oil prices is not simply a function of oversupply. *Demand and utilization are* dropping! *Georgi Kantchev and Margarita Papchenkova, “Outlook for Oil Use Dims Amid Supply Glut,” The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2015, C4. * "The International Energy Agency, an energy watchdog, forecasts global oil demand growth falling from 1.8 million barre... more »

Russian General: Militants In Syria Have Lost Their Fighting Capacity And Are Fleeing To Jordan And Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Main Operation Directorate of Russia’s General Staff *TASS:* *Militants’ field commanders suggest local truce to Syrian troops — Russian General Staff* The main forces of the militants in Syria have lost the fighting capacity, militants are fleeing to Jordan and Turkey. MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Certain field commanders of terrorists in Syria suggest to the Syrian government forces local truces, head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces’ General Staff Andrey Kartapolov said Thursday. "Certain field commanders are starting... more »

Synod Finds Strong Support for Church Teaching in Communion Debate

Catholic News Agency at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: synod - 400] Vatican City, Oct 21, 2015 / 10:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite pastoral challenges posed by divorced-and-civilly-remarried Catholics, many synod fathers are in favor of current Church teaching and practice according to a new round of small group reports. "The majority... Continue reading *“Synod Finds Strong Support for Church Teaching in Communion Debate”* at *catholicnewsagency.com*.

6 Classic Books That Undermine and Expose the Matrix of Control

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - Exit from the matrix is possible but you must first understand the traps built around you. The post 6 Classic Books That Undermine and Expose the Matrix of Control appeared first on Waking Times.

Cochrane withdraws criticized alcohol misuse report for “major errors”

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
The Cochrane Library has withdrawn a criticized 2014 meta-analysis about a technique to help young people avoid alcohol abuse, because of “major errors.” The review found that motivational interviewing, a form of counseling to help people change behaviors, showed some effects but had “no substantive, meaningful benefits” in preventing alcohol abuse among people 25 and younger. […] The post Cochrane withdraws criticized alcohol misuse report for “major errors” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

WHAT BAD POLITICS LOOKS LIKE: One more thing Rachel won’t explain!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015Part 4—Our own Bizarro World:* Was the news report accurate? Is it true? Did Governor Bentley, current top racist in the red states, actually close 31 driver’s license offices? More to the point, was *this* statement true? “Nearly all of the offices were in predominantly black neighborhoods.” Well actually, no! Unless we grant a generous allowance for the imprecision of several terms, that statement just isn’t accurate. But the statement appeared in a news report in The Hill, a leading Capitol Hill daily. When we asked The Hill for a source for this c... more »

The New Star Wars Trailer, Analyzed

The Federalist at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: The Force Awakens - 400] The internet is full of impressive amounts of very important news today, as per usual -- Joe Biden's "will he or won't he" crescendo is reaching its apex, Canada elected its Obama, the CIA director's personal email account was hacked, Gilmore... Continue reading *“The New Star Wars Trailer, Analyzed”* at *thefederalist.com*.

How Ted Cruz Won the NH Conservative Caucus Vote

Conservative Review at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz Smile and Wave - 400] Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the undisputed winner of the first ever caucus of New Hampshire conservatives to rally behind a candidate in advance of the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February. The 603 Alliance, a grassroots organization of New... Continue reading *“How Ted Cruz Won the NH Conservative Caucus Vote”* at *conservativereview.com*.

No, Bernie Sanders, Student Loan Rates Should be Higher

The Federalist/Robert Tracinski at The Stream - 9 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.] Bernie Sanders has been asking: What is the deal with student loan rates? It makes no sense that students and their parents pay higher interest rates for college than they pay for car loans or housing mortgages. -- Bernie Sanders... Continue reading *“No, Bernie Sa... more »

John Zmirak Joins Eric Metaxas to Talk about the Catholic Synod and Scandals

The Eric Metaxas Show at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Metaxas] Stream Senior Editor John Zmirak joined his old friend Eric Metaxas to discuss the scandals associated with Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Belgium, active at the Vatican Synod on the Family.

Clinton Skates through Early Portion of Benghazi Hearing, but Then the Tide Turns

Powerline/PAUL MIRENGOFF at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: In this Sept. 18, 2015 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign organizing meeting in Portland, Maine. Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times in August 2011 to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, according to newly released emails from the State Department. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)] We're almost two hours into the Gowdy committee hearing, and it's going well for Hillary Clinton. Trey Gowdy used much of his opening statement to defend his committee. That's pla... more »

Clockboy Got Scholarship from ISIS-Connected Qatar Foundation

The Federalist at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed (2nd R) of Irving, TX, joins (L-R) family advisor and former Dallas Independent School District Trustee Ron Price, cousin Mohammed Elhassan, father and former Sudanese presidential candidate Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed and uncle Aldean Mohamed during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol October 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Mohamed was arrested by police last month when he brought a homemade electronic clock to class at MacArthur High School and officials mistook it for a bomb.] "Clockboy" Ahmed Mohammed and his fa... more »

CAIR Slams Donald Trump for Saying He’d ‘Look at’ Closing Radical Mosques

Breitbart at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 400] The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an Islamic supremacist group that is funded by Saudi Arabia and designated as a terrorist organization in the UAE, is denouncing Republican front runner Donald Trump for saying that he'd consider closing down mosques that... Continue reading *“CAIR Slams Donald Trump for Saying He’d ‘Look at’ Closing Radical Mosques”* at *breitbart.com*.

Sen. Whitehouse Renews His Call for a RICO Investigation of Exxon and the Fossil Fuel Industry

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Thom Hartmann on Exxon's Climate Coverup: "After a 7 year federal investigation - the tobacco lobby was found guilty of violating federal racketeering laws. And now the prosecutor who tried that case is calling for a federal investigation into Exxon. Find out why..."* *by Gaius Publius* As most readers know, we've been following the "Exxon Knew" story for quite some time, ever since the blockbuster exposé of internal Exxon documents going back to 1977. For an excellent backgrounder on that part of the story, listen to Thom Hartmann in the video above. He's clear and concise. Or i... more »

Almost nothing

risa bear at A Way to Live - 10 hours ago
While the garden mostly fallows, I have been broadening out my activities a bit. There are many new poems at Collected Poems and some new observations at Journal of a Zenista, but these are sit-down activities. The main effort has been to walk more, for which there are a lot of attractive opportunities close by. Every day, of course, there is walking the dog, and sometimes I take him with me to places that interest us both; he is game, but getting older fast. I'm beginning to need to go more places than he can, and so I offer him a treat and he must wait, anguished, for me to re... more »

Qatar Talks Of Military Intervention In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Qatar says could intervene militarily in Syria but prefers political solution* DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar, a major supporter of rebels in Syria's civil war, suggested it could intervene militarily following Russia's intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad but said it still preferred a political solution to the crisis. The comments by Qatar's foreign minister, made in a CNN interview on Wednesday, drew a swift reply from Assad's government with a senior official warning that Damascus would respond harshly to such "direct aggression". Gulf Arab backers of Syr... more »

Fabulous Article By Gilad Atzmon: Hot Off The Press: Netanyahu Is A History Revisionist!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
There have been so many that have constantly called me an "antisemite"and one that hates all Jews.. I have to periodically remind these fools and definite Hasbara/JIDF agents that I absolutely do not hate all Jews for the simple fact that there are those within the Jewish community that see the evil ways of their fellow "tribe" members and are fighting along side those who I call the real "truth movement" in having that evil exposed for the whole world to see... Many of these individuals are of course called "self hating Jews" but to me, they are welcomed as allies.... One person in... more »

The Poges,m the frainr Poges

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Google it

You cant help the spider if it can not hunt the fly

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Its obvious do not tell me devious truth

U.S. Air Force Loses 2 Predator Drones In Iraq And Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
US Air Force lost control of two Predator drones, similar to the one pictured here on March 7, 2013, in separate incidents recently in Turkey and Iraq, a US military official said (AFP Photo/John Moore) *AFP*: *Two armed US Predator drones crash in Iraq, Turkey* Washington (AFP) - The US Air Force recently lost control of two armed Predator drones in separate incidents in Turkey and Iraq, a US military official said Wednesday. The Predators were both carrying air-to-surface Hellfire missiles when they crashed, but these were safely recovered along with the aircraft. In the first c... more »

Palestinian-Jordanian Preschool Girl Holds Knife, Says: "I Want to Stab a Jew"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/iciOjrY_dF8 This is what brainwashing of children creates.

Israeli Man Shot Dead after Being Mistaken for Attacker

Tia Goldenberg at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: two-state solution] JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jewish Israeli man was shot and killed in a scuffle with Israeli soldiers who suspected he was a Palestinian attacker, police said Thursday, in a reflection of the jittery mood that has gripped Israelis amid a... more »

Bill Whittle: How Hillary Clinton's Lawlessness Gets Ignored...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*particularly apt considering she is in the process of lying to the Benghazi committee.*

Kristol: Look for a Rubio-Fiorina Ticket

Washinton Examiner at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Rubio Fiorina - 400] The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol predicted Thursday that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina will eventually lead the Republican ticket, and that Donald Trump would fade. Continue reading *“Kristol: Look for a Rubio-Fiorina Ticket”* at *washingtonexaminer.com*.

Kerry: ‘Cautious Measure of Optimism’ after Netanyahu Talks

Matthew Lee at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Kerry and Netanyahu 2013 - 900] BERLIN (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday expressed a “cautious measure of optimism” following a four-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about proposals that could help defuse the deadly wave of recent violence in... more »

California Releases Thousands of Prisoners, Crime Spikes

National Review/Victor Davis Hanson at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: California roads - 400] Crime is back up in California. Los Angeles reported a 20.6 percent increase in violent crimes over the first half of 2015 and nearly an 11 percent increase in property crimes. Last year, cash-strapped California taxpayers voted for Proposition 47,... Continue reading *“California Releases Thousands of Prisoners, Crime Spikes”* at *nationalreview.com*.

BBQ Dr. Pepper Chicken

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
This dish was one of my husband's favorites growing up. It is one of my easy go to meals. It comes together in less than a half and hour and it is full of delicious flavor. I mean anything that has Dr. Pepper in it has to be delicious, right? You will need: - 4 chicken breasts - 2 TBS of Butter - 1 bottle of BBQ sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Ray's) - 1/4 can of Dr. Pepper Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the chicken to the butter and lightly brown the chicken on all sides. Pour in the entire bottle of BBQ sauce, coating the chicken evenly. Add the Dr. Pepper to the ... more »

Video Released Showing Russian Thermobaric Rocket Launcher In Operation In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Previous Post*: Russia Has Reportedly Deployed The TOS-1A 'Blazing Sun' Weapons System In Syria *WNU Editor:* These weapon systems are incredibly effective, and will impact the Syrian battlefield. To know why this rocket launcher is very dangerous (and effective) .... *This Russian Rocket Launcher Can Incinerate 8 City Blocks.* Hat Tip to Mlacix for this link.

Mohawk Nation News 'Old Boys, It's Over'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
OLD BOYS, IT’S OVER! Posted on October 16, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 16 Oct. 2015. A temporary postponement of the shit-drop into the kaniataro’wanen:onwe, the great river of life, by Mayor Coderre of Montreal is unacceptable. Stop it forever!savetheriver@riseup.com Coderre: “Old boys, I tried”. The Chateau Clique, the Quebec “old boys club” of the Family Compact,

Sihasin, Jones Benally, Join R. Carlos Nakai in Concert

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Jones Benally and family, with Sihasin's Clayson and Jeneda Benally. By Berta Benally Tacoho Productions Censored News SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- On Nov. 11, 2015, the Museum of Musical Instruments in Scottsdale is hosting a unique group of diverse contemporary and traditional music, featuring the R.Carlos Nakai Quartet and rock duo Sihasin, in concert. This special event honors Native

Climate Change Biggest Threat to Public Health – Says Nutty Doctor

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.edp24.co.uk/features/climate_change_is_the_biggest_threat_to_public_health_but_there_is_hope_says_norfolk_doctor_1_4280591 More warmist nonsense from the Eastern Daily Press: Norfolk doctor Hayley Pinto makes an appeal for us all to take action as world leaders prepare for a crucial meeting on climate change. Dr Hayley Pinto of the Norfolk Recovery Partnership for Norfolk who is passionate about climate […]

Britain’s Insanely Expensive & Utterly Pointless Wind Power Fiasco Exposed

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Wolsten Derek Partington, a former Chartered Engineer, has spent a lot of time in the last six years, researching the effectiveness of wind turbines. His findings are damning: His report runs to thirteen pages, well worth a read. But some of his tables and charts […]

OECD Countries Not Responsible For Most Of Historical CO2 Emissions

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Robin Guenier With developing countries wanting the West to pay climate reparations, it is worth looking at what the IPCC AR5 had to say about CO2 emissions, in the Technical Summary: http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg3/ipcc_wg3_ar5_technical-summary.pdf OECD countries have contributed much less than 50% of cumulative CO2 emissions between 1750 […]

South Korea’s Climate Plan A Joke

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html Continuing with our round up of the INDC’s, the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, submitted by some of the largest GHG emitters. We have already seen how Russia’s plan will involve no reduction in emissions at all by 2030, how Japan’s will require only a 10% cut from 1990 levels, […]

Energy policy is putting the British steel industry at risk

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/11944107/Energy-policy-is-putting-the-British-steel-industry-at-risk.html From the Telegraph: The loss of so many jobs in the UK steel industry in such a short period of time is nothing short of a tragedy. But much of the finger-pointing that has accompanied news of the Redcar plant closure by SSI, lay-offs by Tata and […]

Indian Village Wants “Real Electricity”, Not Greenpeace’s “Fake” Solar

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-trumps-solar-in-india/ Scientific American reports: DHARNAI, India—One year ago, environmentalists hailed this tiny village as the future of clean energy in rural India. Today, it is powered by coal. Dharnai, a community of about 3,200 people in eastern India’s Bihar state, had been without electricity for three decades. […]

New IPCC Head’s Shady Past

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2015/10/18/the-preposterous-green-institute-and-the-ipcc/ Donna Laframboise has the low down on the new head of the IPCC: When Hoesung Lee was elected head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently, the Seoul-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) issued a celebratory press release. Lee – who hails from South Korea – […]

Potty Alice Bows-Larkin

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.climatedepot.com/2015/10/19/warmist-prof-alice-bows-larkin-calls-for-planned-recessions-to-fight-global-warming-economic-growth-needs-to-be-exchanged-for-planned-austerity-whole-system-change/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClimateDepot+%28Climate+Depot%29 While Mark Carney can bask in his Goldman Sachs aura, potty warmist, Alice Bows-Larkin, remind us what their climate change policies really mean – poverty. http://download.ted.com/talks/AliceBowsLarkin_2015G-480p.mp4?apikey=489b859150fc58263f17110eeb44ed5fba4a3b22... more »

Back To You, Mr Carney

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Readers will recall Alex Henney’s letter to Mark Carney, following the latter’s speech warning of the perils of climate change. You may be surprised to learn he has had a quick response, but probably less so about its contents! Alex has been quick off the mark with […]

Japan’s Climate Plan “Inadequate”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html The top 20 emitters of CO2 account for 81% of global emissions. As Paris approaches, let’s see what commitments have been made by them to reduce GHG emissions. Each country has been asked to submit an INDC, Intended Nationally Determined Contribution. We have already looked at the pledges from […]

Indigenous Community Police Look Back, Look Forward

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
The women of Petaquillas, Guerrero push back, and police leave. Special ReportIndigenous Community Police Look Back, Look Forward By Frontera NorteSur Published at Censored News with permissionTwenty years ago, a revolution in policing and community justice broke out in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.  Fed up with constant robberies and sexual assaults, Indigenous communities in the

U.S. Poll: Few See Progress In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
BBC *CNN: **Poll: After a year fighting ISIS, few see progress* Washington (CNN)Just over a year into the U.S. military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the American public has its worst impression yet of how things are going there, and expresses broad doubts that President Barack Obama has a clear plan to deal with the militant group, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Just 31% say the military action against ISIS is going well for the U.S., down from 38% in May and 48% a year ago. That's close to the low point reached in the public's assessment of the military action in Ir... more »

If the Benghazi committee doesn't ask Hillary this ONE question, it's a waste of time per Allen B. West

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
As the Benghazi Committee runs Allen B. West has just one question that it should ask Hillary Clinton. 'As Hillary Clinton, certainly now the crowned Democrat presidential nominee, has taken the oath before the committee, there is only one question that need be asked. Here is how I would ask it, "Secretary Clinton, did you lie about the impetus behind the Benghazi terrorist attack?" And I would not allow any typical Clintonian obfuscation. I reiterate, "Mrs. Clinton, this is a yes or no question, did you or did you not lie about the cause, the impetus behind the Benghazi terrori... more »

Polish Bishop Defrocks Homosexual Priest Who Sparked Vatican Fury

Yahoo! at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: homosexual priest - 400] WARSAW (AFP) -- A Polish bishop on Wednesday defrocked a high-ranking Catholic priest fired by a furious Vatican earlier this month after he came out as gay on the eve of a key synod on the family. Bishop Ryszard Kasyna has... Continue reading *“Polish Bishop Defrocks Homosexual Priest Who Sparked Vatican Fury”* at *news.yahoo.com*.

New Poll: Clinton-Sanders Fight Gathers Strength in Iowa

Bloomberg at The Stream - 11 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.] With Vice President Joe Biden officially out of the presidential race, the nation’s first nominating contest between front-runner Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining steam, according to a new Bloomberg Pol... more »

First U.S. Soldier Killed On The Ground Against The Islamic State During Iraq Hostage Rrescue Operation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Daily Mail*: *BREAKING NEWS: First US fatality in the ground fight against ISIS as Special Forces rescue around 70 Iraqi hostages* * One US soldier killed in the raid in northern Iraq, a US official confirmed * Five ISIS fighters were arrested and 'a number' were killed, said Pentagon * Mission was launched on an ISIS-run prison near northern town of Hawija * The overnight raid has been described as a significant strike against ISIS A U.S. soldier has been killed in a Special Operations raid that rescued up to 70 Kurds, who were being held hostage... more »

Russia President Putin's Approval Rating Hits 90%

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin © Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti *Bloomberg*: *Putin Gains Record Support Among Russians Over Syria, Poll Shows* * Approval rating rises to 89.9 percent, polling company says * President to speak on `war and peace' Thursday, Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s public approval rating has reached a record 89.9 percent since he ordered his military to begin air strikes in support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, according to a state-run polling center. Support for Putin hit the new peak in an Oct. 17-18 poll of 1,600 people conducted in 4... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Kahnawake Gala'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
KAHNAWAKE GALA Posted on October 21, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Oct. 21, 2015. Press Conference at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22. Everyone is welcome to stand together in solidarity at Tim Horton’s at the east end of the community of Kahnawake on Highway 138. The Family Compact & Chateau Clique own the banks that plan to get Montreal to start dumping 8 billion

Retraction strikes power grid paper with “almost identical” content to previous study

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
An electrical engineering paper published in April has been retracted because of similarities to a 2012 paper from different authors, including “almost identical” data in two of the papers’ tables. The authors were unable to provide the original numbers for the suspect tables, along with a pair of “similar” figures, which bore a striking resemblance […] The post Retraction strikes power grid paper with “almost identical” content to previous study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

US-led Forces Strike IS-controlled Oil Field in Syria

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq early in the morning of Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria.] BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq and Syria says they carried out a large-scale attack on Syria’s Omar oil field as part of its mission to target the Islamic State group’s ability to generate money.... more »

Cartoon: ‘And the Editorial Cartoonists Wept’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Ramirez - 102215 - And the Editorial Cartoonists Wept]

Why is Neil deGrasse Tyson Promoting Geoengineering?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Derrick Broze* - Ironically, people still think that geoengineering is the stuff of conspiracy theory. The post Why is Neil deGrasse Tyson Promoting Geoengineering? appeared first on Waking Times.

China';s Communist Party Bans Sex, Gluttony, And Golf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming practices before the World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament in Haikou, South China's Hainan province, Oct 18, 2012. [Photo/CFP] *Bloomberg*: *Sex, gluttony and golf: Chinese Communist Party's deadly sins* China's Communist Party has banned its members from "extravagant eating and drinking", engaging in "improper sexual relationships with others" and playing golf, state media reported Thursday. The ruling party's Political Bureau adopted new rules on clean governance and discipline earlier this month, the official Xinhua news agency said, descr... more »

Benghazi Then, Benghazi Now, Benghazi Forever!

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 13 hours ago
The very fact the Benghazi Select Committee hearings are still permitted to drag on as they are today shows how truly fucked we are as a supposedly free, democratic republic. If the media coverage of how patently dishonest and politically motivated this right wing witch hunt has proven, especially after its chairman Trey Gowdy admitted to altering documents to make his case, hasn't established grounds for immediate disbanding, then nothing will. They may think they're doing the nation a service but in bringing Hillary Clinton to the hearing again is just turning into an ex... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Swamped with meeting a deadline today. Blogging will be light. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later today.

Syrian Problem Explained - Kids Edition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago

U.S. Navy Delegation Makes A Visit To China's Lone Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The captain delegation of the United States Navy pays a visit to the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning on October 19, 2015. The delegation talks with its Chinese counterpart about management and seamen training, medical insurance, development strategies for aircraft carriers, etc. This is a mutual visit based on the Sino-US annual navy exchange program. The captain delegation of the Chinese Navy paid a four-day visit to the United States earlier this year. [m.people.com.cn] *DW*:* China hosts US military visit to aircraft carrier Liaoning* *A US naval delegation has paid an officia... more »

Hillary Clinton Testifies Before House Benghazi Committee

MATTHEW DALY & BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 22, 2015. Clinton took the stand Thursday to defend her role in responding to deadly attacks on the US mission in Libya, as Republicans forged ahead with an inquiry criticized as partisan anti-Clinton propaganda.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her actions on Benghazi as she came face-to-face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack... more »

Report: American Killed in Iraq Hostage Rescue, 70 Liberated

CNN at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Iraq Map-400] An American was killed in an operation involving the U.S. military to rescue dozens of Kurdish hostages in Iraq overnight, two U.S. officials told CNN on condition of anonymity Thursday. Seventy hostages were liberated in the operation, which involved U.S. special... Continue reading *“Report: American Killed in Iraq Hostage Rescue, 70 Liberated”* at *cnn.com*.

From The Synod: Disagreement on Sacraments for Remarried Divorcés

Catholic Voices/Austen Ivereigh at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Bishops at Synod on the Family] The small-group reports from the synod's final crucial final week show that while opposition remains determined, most bishops are open to continuing to explore the possibility of communion for civilly remarried divorces. But there is little agreement on what that... Continue reading *“From The Synod: Disagreement on Sacraments for Remarried Divorcés”* at *cvcomment.org*.

Watching Hillary Clinton Live...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*proves I have no life.* Fox and many other of the big guys don't let you watch their stuff without a cable company to claim you're A-okay. I am clearly not A-okay, otherwise I'd find something better to do at 7am - like go back to bed since I've been up since 3am. However, WSMV in Nashville has a live feed - and I thank them. *Link to Live Feed*

Fruits and Vegetables Reaching an Alarming State of Nutrient Depletion

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Marco Torres* - Our factory food system is failing at producing nutritious food. The post Fruits and Vegetables Reaching an Alarming State of Nutrient Depletion appeared first on Waking Times.

Displaced In Iraq Passes 3.2 Million

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the main aid group working with refugees in Iraq reported that displacement continues in the country surpassing the 3.2 million mark. Fighting in places like Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahaddin has continued to force people to flee their homes. At the same time, many people are attempting to return, but often find their communities destroyed, and there is limited aid for them. By the end of September 2015 the International Organization for Migration continued to report people leaving their homes due to the on going conflict. The group ... more »

Half the GOP Field Seeks Advice from This Princeton Professor

Bloomberg at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: -1x-1] Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and other candidates prize Robert P. George's advice on the thorniest social issues of the 2016 campaign. But he arrives at his own answers by befriending Cornel West and others who strongly disagree with... Continue reading *“Half the GOP Field Seeks Advice from This Princeton Professor”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Is The World Listening To Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Image Credit: Presidential Press and Information Office/Kremlin.ru Matthew R. Costlow, The Diplomat: *Russia's New Wars: Why Is Putin Picking a Fight?* *The assertive Russian leader has laid out his intentions very clearly in his speeches. Will the world listen?* The official state seal of the Russian Federation features a double-headed eagle. One head faces east while the other faces west, indicating Russia is a country with a split identity, both European and Asian. This ancient symbol is also an apt descriptor of recent Russian actions in Ukraine and Syria. After decades decryi... more »

Will A New Canadian Government Affect U.S. National Security?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report:* *How Canada's Election Affects U.S. National Security* *Another Western nation has voted for hope and change. But is Justin Trudeau ready to lead?* Canada's newly elected prime minister appears poised to re-examine the country's role in international affairs, ushering in a shift in policies that could conflict with what the U.S. has grown to expect from its partner in the war against Islamic extremism. The young, idealistic and largely untested Justin Trudeau successfully rallied public support against Conservative Party leader Stephen... more »

U.S. And China Have Different Viewpoints On What Is 'International Law'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Chinese dredging vessels are allegedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands area in this still image from a video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft and provided by the U.S. Navy May 21, 2015. Reuters/U.S. Navy/Handout *Julian Ku, Quartz:* *Differing interpretations of international law could spark major naval conflict between the US and China* The United States and China seem to be edging closer to a naval showdown over freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The US has announced it plans to conduct naval patrols within 12 n... more »

"Derrick's Story"

David Greene at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
The other night I had dinner with a couple I’ve known for a long time. Let’s just say that one of these people is not named "Derrick," but that's the name I will use. It will be easy to understand why as I tell this story. The facts are correct, but I will not identify him nor identify the school so that I don't put Derrick in a bad spot. Derrick is a retired high school teacher who was recently hired as a substitute in an upper-middle class suburban high school whose population is 80 percent white with less than ten percent of students considered to be economically disadvantaged. Ap... more »

Ben Carson Knocks Donald Trump from Top Spot in Iowa

CNN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson3 - 400] Washington (CNN) -- Ben Carson has knocked Donald Trump from his perch atop the field in Iowa, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa Republicans. Carson has opened up an 8 percentage point lead over Trump with the... Continue reading *“Ben Carson Knocks Donald Trump from Top Spot in Iowa”* at *cnn.com*.

Saving Face While Capitulating: Congress and Its Debt Limit Plan

Romina Boccia at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Capitol Hill] The debt limit is upon Congress, challenging lawmakers to address rising spending and debt with serious budget reforms. While the administration and its supporters demand a "clean," no-strings attached increase in the $18.1 trillion debt limit before Nov. 3, the GOP... more »

Surgery journal publishes — then retracts — response to letter that never appeared

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
How’s this for confusing: A surgery journal is retracting researchers’ response to a letter about their paper, because the letter was never actually published. According to the managing editor of the Annals of Surgery, the letter — about a 2011 analysis of IV fluids in trauma patients — was accepted, prompting the journal to ask […] The post Surgery journal publishes — then retracts — response to letter that never appeared appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Giddy in Overtime

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Hari Seldon used math to predict and control the futureRay Bradbury wrote not to predict the future but to prevent it maybe that's the best insight into authors we need to know people who document our clown show and fear the final performance The reality distortion field has always enslaved mankind we used to call it the Church now its the MAN To lead is to make decisions its to show your teeth and tonsils and the toe jam on your feet This is a body no one can love for a long time but its part of life like growing old but where is the youthful government the rule of the good guys? Wel... more »

Climate Alarmism Threatens Liberty and Increases Abortion, Human Trafficking, Government Debt and Poverty

Calvin Beisner at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Climate change demonstrator with megaphone compressed] Conservatives, Christian and non-Christian alike, share concerns about civil and religious liberty, abortion and the sanctity of human life, human trafficking and pornography and how they damage families, fiscal responsibility in government and poverty. What many don't know is that... more »

EU Carbon Dioxide Emissions Loophole May Have Resulted In Massive Fudging of Numbers

Steve Birr at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Carbon dioxide leaf_compressed] The European Union (EU) has been using a loophole in the way it counts carbon dioxide emissions, raising concerns over the environmental impact of wood burning and whether the EU has been fudging its emissions numbers. The EU has pledged... more »

New Poll Shows Support for More Gun Control Actually Declining

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: gun - 900] Those hoping for a popular resurgence for gun control are having their ambitions smashed by two major opinion polls showing strong opposition to further restrictions and widespread support for concealed weapons. A CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows 52 percent of... more »

Forest Outside Nazi Death Camp Yields Disturbing Find

WZZM 13 ABC at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Nazi concentration camp] For decades, the items sat hidden by shadows and foliage. Then a recent hike through a forest outside the former Stutthof Nazi concentration camp in Poland revealed the disturbing sight: previously unknown artifacts, including hundreds of pairs of shoes, belts,... Continue reading *“Forest Outside Nazi Death Camp Yields Disturbing Find”* at *wzzm13.com*.

KMT Makes Smart Moves

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
[image: LanyuDanno_2015_101] *Orchid Island.* For months now, Eric Chu, Chairman of the KMT, has been denying he would run for president. On Saturday he reversed that decision. How long ago was this date and move against Hung planned? Who knows? But Chu has to take a leave of absence, and although sources differ (Taipei Times), he can take about 90 days, which will get him to election day, more or less. More importantly than running for President, the first thing Chu did was to move to give Wang Jin-pyng another term as a party list legislator... (TT), even though he repeatedly sai... more »

GOP's Hyper-Partisan Benghazi Witch Hunt Is Blowing Up In Their Faces-- Spectacularly So

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Once Grayson lodged a formal ethics complaint against Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Benghazi Committee chair Trey Gowdy-- much to the chagrin of House leadership (including decorous-Democrat Steny Hoyer)-- several things happened. Within 24 hours McCarthy withdrew his bid to follow Boehner as House Speaker and then Gowdy started trying to clean up the mess tying him to the hyper-partisanship inherent in his witch hunt against Hillary Clinton. He cancelled several fundraising events that were based on exploiting his work on the committee and last week-- six mon... more »

Because Of Who He Was

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
https://www.pinterest.com/ Working for Stephen Harper, David Krayden writes, was not a pleasant experience: Since he first became leader of the Canadian Alliance and then the new Conservative party, Stephen Harper insisted upon absolute caucus control and on absolutely getting his own way on every question. MPs who resisted this form of party discipline quickly discovered what life on the Parliamentary Library Committee was like. Though this rigid caucus control began when the party was in opposition, it intensified when the Conser...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Racist Principal Holds Up Student Election Results Because Winners Not Diverse Enough* Student Coucnil elections have been around for decades. Every year, popular kids at all grade levels get their election on, promising all sorts of things like more dances, better snacks in the cafeteria, and a soda machine. At the end of the day, they amount to a glorified popularity contest, and teach kids a valuable lesson about civic mindedness. Overall, they're usually not that important. But a nutty California principal doesn't think so: There’s a big election controversy at a Californi... more »

Today’s Benghazi Hearing: Which Committee Will Show Up?

Powerline/ PAUL MIRENGOFF at The Stream - 15 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.] Hillary Clinton will testify before Trey Gowdy's Benghazi committee tomorrow. I don't think anyone on the outside has a good handle on what's likely to happen, but the conventional wisdom here in Washington is that things will probably go well... Continue reading *“Today’s Benghazi Hearing: Which... more »

Man Charged in Albuquerque Road-Rage Killing of 4-Year-Old

MARY HUDETZ & BOB SEAVEY at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Albuquerque highway] ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A 32-year-old man is facing murder charges in the road-rage killing of a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl, who was shot in the backseat of her father’s truck -- a death that horrified the public. Police said Tony... more »

Protecting Religious Freedoms Will Strengthen Our Global Economy

Forbes at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: global economy] The Trans-Pacific Partnership, long a priority of administrations from both parties, highlights how the world's economy is shifting in multiple ways. The United States is still the world's largest economy, but today two Asian countries -- neither historically nor majority... Continue reading *“Protecting Religious Freedoms Will Strengthen Our Global Economy”* at *forbes.com*.

Suspect in NYC Officer’s Fatal Shooting A Longtime Criminal

JAKE PEARSON & TOM HAYS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Manhattan Officer shot] NEW YORK (AP) -- The case against a man with a lengthy arrest record who is accused of gunning down a New York City police officer will be presented to a grand jury this week, authorities said. Tyrone Howard, who... more »

Teacher Killed in Possible Sword Attack on Swedish School; Attacker Shot

JAN OLSEN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Sweden school attack] COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A knife-wielding masked man stabbed four people Thursday at a school in southern Sweden, killing one teacher and seriously wounding two students and another teacher before being shot by police, authorities said. Students fled from the... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Sen. Sanders Demands DOJ Go After Exxon For ‘Covering Up’ Global Warming* *Just the usual attack on big companies that is a socialist's bread and butter. Exxon in fact were very responsible in what they did. They refused to push speculation as fact. Had they any shred of scientific caution, the Green/Left would have done the same. But to the hate-driven mind of Sanders, warming is fact. One wonders if he has ever heard of the "pause" or the "hiatus" -- JR* Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the Department of Justice urging it to investigat... more »

Here Is Where Paul Ryan Stands on 13 Key Policy Issues

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan_1] Rep. Paul Ryan came to Congress as a 28-year-old policy wonk who had already established his chops in Washington, D.C. Working as a speechwriter for former Rep. Jack Kemp and serving as a legislative director on Capitol Hill gave Ryan... more »

Next Time a Politician Urges You to ‘Soak the Rich’ for Not Paying Their ‘Fair Share,’ Pause and Think

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Definition - 900] At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats’ nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that “the wealthy pay too little” in taxes and “the middle class pays too much.” Some people might wish to argue about whether that...more »

Doing for Yourself

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Charles Koch] A recent New York Times headline read, “Raising Taxes on the Wealthiest Would Pay for Bold Plans.” The story says that by soaking the rich “the government could raise large amounts of revenue … while still allowing them to take home a... more »

The Ridiculous Ottawa "Shooting" Was Exactly One Year Ago Today: The Ottawa "Shooting" Revisited

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
Yes, today October 22nd 2015 marks one full year since that absolutely ridiculous and very much laughable fraud "shooting" incident that occurred on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Ontario Canada.... And it still surprises me to this day how truly gullible the average Canadian knucklehead still thinks it was real! Even the average layman can analyze the information about what occurred one year ago and easily conclude within minutes that it was indeed a massive fraud and a hoax on the gullible Canadian people.... To help explain in full detail what actually happened one year ago, I want ... more »

Hillary Clinton, Ever A Voracious Student, Prepares for Today’s Benghazi Hearing

The New York Times at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] For days, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been sequestered inside her red brick home in Washington, poring over events that happened more than three years ago and half a world away. Her preparations for the hearing on Thursday before the House... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton, Ever A Voracious Student, Prepares for Today’s Benghazi Hearing”* at *nytimes.com*.

Bashar al-Assad Thanks Putin for Syria Strikes as Russia Announces U.S. Talks

The Guardian at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: President Bashar Assad and President Vladimir Putin] Bashar al-Assad has thanked Vladimir Putin for his military support in the Syrian crisis, praising the Russian leader for intervening to fight "terrorism" in one of the most dramatic turning points of the four-and-a-half-year war. The surprise meeting between the... Continue reading *“Bashar al-Assad Thanks Putin for Syria Strikes as Russia Announces U.S. Talks”* at *theguardian.com*.

Picard number for pedestrian physicists

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Guest blog by Monster from a U.K. research university founded in 1907* Let me try to explain in a maybe more physicists-friendly way essentially the same things that dalpezzo already mentioned beneath the "blog post about 1729". It is an exercise for experts to notice the hidden assumptions and oversimplified explanations. Let \(X\) be a compact manifold. Let us consider \(U(1)\) gauge theory on \(X\), i.e usual Maxwell's electromagnetism. Locally on \(X\), the gauge field is a 1-form \(A\) and the field strength \(F=dA\) is a 2-form. If \(X\) has non-trivial 2-cycles, one can have... more »

House Conservatives Back Ryan, Opening Door to a New Speaker

ALAN FRAM at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Backed by a majority of the pugnacious House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Paul Ryan seems all but assured of becoming the next House speaker, an ascension Republicans hope would end a month of political pandemonium that has made... more »

Australian Government - given Remodeled data NOTactual measurements

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 17 hours ago
Will The PM for Goldman Sachs Malcolm Turnbull and his people at COP21 think of the Australian people and ignore the coalition agreement with the Nationals? We know that PM Turnbull's government have turned their backs on looking into the truth re the Bureau of Meteorology's tweeking/homogenising/fraudulentlyCheating the data: The BoM strongly rejected assertions it was altering climate records to exaggerate estimates of global warming. Will we ever know the truth. Well, yes we do! But the Shrill members of the government, those people who want to sign away Australian sovereignty... more »

Is Our Pro-Lifers Losing? Part II: The "Grassroots" Reaction

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 18 hours ago
First, the bloggers: SUZY ALL-CAPS has been quiet for quite a while. SHE says she's rethinking what SHE wants to do with her blog. Focus on the Family (Canada branch) and Dominionist We Need a Law (Like a Hole in the Head) haven't got their shit together yet, though head Dominionist Mike Schouten makes a reassuring guest video appearance at the amateur statistician's blog. LieShite, however, is going nuts. There are at least four articles on the evil that is Justin Trudeau and what to expect from our new majority CULTURE OF DEATH government. This one is titled "Justin Trudeau: ‘bad... more »

Edith Cavell, a Christian Nurse Killed by a German Firing Squad: ‘I Must Have No Hatred’

David Mills at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: circa 1905: British nurse Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915).] DAVID MILLS -- She helped heal German soldiers and at the same time helped Allied soldiers escape, and for that the Germans put her in front of a firing squad, and she forgave them for doing so. The English pastor’s daughter... more »

New painful hype on "spooky nonlocalities"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Quantum mechanics was first discovered by Heisenberg in 1925. As we can see with the hindsight today, it was the first time when even the basic logic of a physical theory was so intellectually demanding that even most of the people otherwise considered intelligent just weren't smart enough to "get it". Albert Einstein, after he made all the important contributions of his career, became a celebrity on top of a brand new movement – a movement constantly producing totally wrong "objections" against quantum mechanics. While between 1935 and his death in 1955, Einstein was rightfully co... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 20 hours ago
This was a work in progress, done for Oct 22, 2015 National Day of protest against police brutality. The material is so violent and traumatic that it is no longer a work-in-progress. This is the final edit (4th). The hope is that people come to understand that the violence on this continent against Black-Brown-Indigenous peoples can be traced to 1492, though all the violence here is intense, and most of it is from 2014-2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd1aN0luh_4

Come To The Realization That All Life Is Connected - A Discourse from M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Come to the realization that all life is connected. If you think ill of another it is the illness in yourself that is the initiator of this. The result is a strengthening of the illness both in yourself and the other. Kindness is the way beyond the illness. Be kind and hold that person within the love that shines out from the heart. The heart has only kindness for you and for all others.* M.N. Hopkins

US Judge: Debtors Who Can’t Pay Must Give Pint Of Blood – Literally

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Alabama Judge Marvin Wiggins is under fire for ordering poor people to donate “a pint of blood” or go to jail for debts they cannot repay. During a court session in September, Judge Wiggins said to the awaiting defendants, “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. For your consideration, there’s a blood drive outside. If you don’t have any money, go out there and give blood and bring in a receipt indicating you gave blood.” He warned the shocked crowd that those who had no money or did not want to give blood that “the sheriff has enough handcuffs“. MSN.com reports: Efforts by courts and... more »

Netanyahu: Palestinians Created Hitler’s Holocaust

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been condemned for saying that a Palestinian was responsible for persuading Hitler to carry out the Holocaust. Netanyahu’s inflammatory remarks suggested that Adolf Hitler only wanted the Jews out of Europe, but that Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini told him: “Burn them.” BBC News reports: However, the chief historian at Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust said this account was factually incorrect. And Germany insisted it bore “inherent responsibility” for the crime. A senior Palestinian official meanwhile said it showed Mr N... more »

NASA Say Earth Will Experience 15 Days Of Darkness This November

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Some media outlets are reporting on a NASA announcement that states that the Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between November 15 to November 29, 2015. The event will see the world plunged “in complete darkness” starting on Sunday November 15th, 2015 at 3 a.m. and has been dubbed the “November Black Out” event. Newswatch33.com reports: Charles Bolden, who was appointed to head of NASA by President Obama, issued a 1000 page document explaining the event to the White House. According to the report, on October 26, 2015, Venus and Jupiter will engage in a close paralleli... more »

Parallel Universe? UK Floating City Spotted Over Hastings

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
New footage has emerged of what appears to be a floating city in the coastal town of Hastings in southern England. Just a few days ago we reported on the bizarre skyscrapers being reported floating in the skies of China, and now a similar looking mirage in the sky has been posted on Facebook thousands of miles away from the original. Express.co.uk reports: Video footage of what look like shadowy skyscrapers forming in clouds above Foshan in China have gone viral online after Express.co.uk reported the bizarre event. Now a picture of a similar looking mirage in the sky taken at the ... more »

Oslo, Norway Announce Plans To Completely Ban Cars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Oslo, Norway are planning on completely banning cars from its city center by the year 2019. The city will build over 35 miles of bike lanes and invest heavily in public transport to make up for the banning of the 350,000 or more cars that currently exist in the Norwegian capital. Techinsider.io reports: Oslo’s car ban is the largest of its kind, says Paul Steely White, the executive director of Transportation Alternatives, an organization that helped install New York’s Citi Bikes and advocates for car-free cities. “The fact that Oslo is moving forward so rapidly is encouraging, and... more »

Pakistan Will Not Accept Limits On It's Tactical Nuclear Arms

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Oct. 23, 2013. *Reuters*: *Pakistan to tell U.S. it won't accept limits on tactical nuclear arms* Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will tell U.S. President Barack Obama this week that Islamabad will not accept limits on its use of small tactical nuclear weapons, Pakistani officials said on Wednesday. Pakistan insists smaller weapons would deter a sudden attack by its bigger neighbor India, which is also a nuclear power. But the United States wor... more »

There Was No U.S. Plan For Post Revolution Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast*: *Hillary’s Libya Post-War Plan Was ‘Play It by Ear,’ Gates Says* She still defends the invasion as ‘smart power at its best.’ But war backers like Clinton had no plan for securing the country, says ex-Pentagon chief Bob Gates. When Hillary Clinton appears before Congress’s special committee on Benghazi Thursday, she’ll likely be asked all the wrong questions. Clinton will be peppered with queries about why she kept a private email server, what caused the 2012 attacks on the U.S. special consulate in Benghazi, and how come U.S. forces didn’t respon... more »

Military Photo of the Day: October 22, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Howitzer Training-900] U.S. Army soldiers load a howitzer during a division artillery readiness test at the Yakima Training Center in Washington State on Oct. 18, 2015. Thank you to these soldiers for their service and to Capt. Meredith Mathis for taking this photograph!

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind II: Slow World” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind II: Slow World” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJneKrKbWTQ

Researcher Explores The Deep Web And Reveals Disturbing Truth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Deep Web should not be confused with the Dark Web (which is essentially an encrypted network that exists between Tor servers and clients). In the Deep Web content stored on servers and databases and accessed through a browser cannot be indexed and searched via conventional search engines, yet the vast content makes up around 99.97% of what exists on the internet. Most of it is unseen by the general public. An undercover reporter named “Pam” recently went onto the Deep Web to find out what this content consists of. What she found was shocking. The Deep Web is used mostly by pedo... more »

ISIS: Russia Drone Shows Devastated Damascus

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A video released in Russia shows Russian jets targeting rebel positions and widespread damage caused by the attacks in a Damascus suburb amid Russia’s fight against ISIS. Aljazeera.com reports: The remarkably clear drone footage published online by RussiaWorks appears to show massive destruction in Jobar, a district that has been under constant attack in Damascus suburbs. RussiaWorks is a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin, which specialises in producing drone footage. The video shows devastated parts of Jobar under fire from several warplanes and tanks and is set with bombasti...more »

Gaza Strip: Rocket Lands In Southern Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A rocket has been fired from the Gaza Strip into open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegey Regional Council in southern Israel on Wednesday. There were no reports of any injuries or damage in the attack. Jpost.com reports: A red alert siren sounded in the area prior to the falling of the rocket. Security forces were checking if any additional rockets landed in Israeli territory. The sirens came a day after the IDF identified and opened fire on a terrorist cell in Gaza which it said has been behind a series of sniping attacks on security forces recently According to the army, in a combine... more »

What It Looks Like When You Are Strafed By A Mig-29

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU editor:* One of the commentators to WNU posted this link a day or two ago. Cannot remember who it was .... but thank-you anyway. As to the video itself. It was posted on Youtube last year .... I do not know how authenticate it is .... or what type of plane is doing the strafing .... but it is impressive.

US Conspired with Japan to Hide Wartime Atrocities

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 23 hours ago
Horrifying article in *The New York Times:* Didi Kirsten Tatlow, “A New Look at Japan’s Wartime Atrocities and a U.S. Cover-Up,” The New York Times, Available: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-new-look-at-japan%e2%80%99s-wartime-atrocities-and-a-us-cover-up/ar-BBmiEit?li=AAa0dzB&ocid=DELLDHP Joy Chen is sitting on a bench outside a new museum about the medical atrocities committed by Japan’s Unit 731 in Manchuria during World War II, trying to absorb what she learned inside: After the war, the United States covered up Japan’s biological warfare research on humans, allowing th... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Frightening forms and scary faces are a mark of the Halloween season. They also haunt this cosmic close-up of the eastern Veil Nebula. The Veil Nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. While the Veil is roughly circular in shape covering nearly 3 degrees on the sky in the constellation Cygnus, this portion of the eastern Veil spans only 1/2 degree, about the apparent size of the Moon. That translates to 12 light-years at the Veil's reassuring estimated distance of 1,400 light-years from planet Earth. *Click... more »

Chet Raymo, “Universal Constants, Universal Consensus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Universal Constants, Universal Consensus”* by Chet Raymo “I received a book in the mail last week, as I sometimes do, for potential review on this blog, James Stein's “Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe”. I often write here about books I read, but I don't review. I did glance at Stein's book, however. It has an audience, but it's not for me; been there, done that. The subtitle is provocative, however. The idea that a dozen or so numbers "define the universe." *That's* a mind-blowing concept. The gravitational constant. The speed of light. Absolute zero. Planck's ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Spokane, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

How Vain Is Trey Gowdy-- And Don't Call It Plastic Surgery

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The congressman who represents the two most backward counties in South Carolina, Greenville and Spartanburg, is 51 year old fashion-plate Trey Gowdy. Gowdy first came to Congress as a page sponsored by vicious racist Strom Thurmond. It's not clear if he's one of the pages who laid with Mark Foley or not, but Gowdy had fun as a page and decided he wanted to grow up to be a real congressman. He got his chance in 2010 when mainstream conservative Bob Inglis hinted that Climate Change might be real. One of the stupidest people ever elected to Congress, Gowdy painted Inglis as a tree-h... more »

The Reason Why Israel is Not Going To Get America's Bunker-Busting Bombs After All

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
MOP dropped from a B-52 Stratofortress (Boeing) *Nathan Guttman, Forward:* *Why U.S. Won't Give Israel Bunker-Busting Bombs After All* It weighs more than seven average cars, is taller than a two-story building when upright, and can penetrate the ground to 200-feet, making it by far the heaviest piece of conventional weaponry held by a modern-day military. The Massive Ordnance Penetrator, which has never been used in combat, was built to allow American forces the ability to penetrate even the most fortified of enemy bunkers, dug deep in the ground and protected by walls of concret... more »

Wikileaks Releases CIA Director John Brennan's Emails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *WikiLeaks releases first batch of CIA Director's emails just days after 'stoner high school student' hacked into John Brennan's online account* * Julian Assange's organization announced on Twitter it has obtained contents of Brennan's email account * Shortly after 3pm ET, WikiLeaks tweeted a link to a page containing six downloadable documents under the heading: 'CIA Director John Brennan emails' * Among the cache of emails was a 47-page version of Brennan's application for a security clearance, known as an SF86 * News comes on the heels of alleged hacking targeting ... more »

MENA Report ( October 21-22 , 2015 ) Key updates for the ongoing Iraq / Syria Regional War with items of note on Turkey . Assad sweeps into Russia - even as Russia continues its airstrikes against ISIS and other designated terrorist groups ...... Libya political situation and battlefield state of play

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Links...... *US Tells Iraq to Choose Them or Russia in War* *US General: Iraq Doesn't Want Russia's Help* *New Canada Govt to Withdraw Jets From ISIS War* *Taliban Threatens S. Afghan City, Civilians Flee* *Iraqi PM Under 'Tremendous Pressure' to Ask Russia for Help* *50 Killed in Fresh Iraq Bloodshed, 365 Bodies Found in Mass Graves* *US, Russia Sign Syria Air Safety Deal but Keep Quarreling Over Aims* *Syrian Arab Militias Dispute They Received US Airdrop of Ammunition* *Russian DM Denies Report of Soldiers Killed in Syria* More Bombs for Baghdad; 35 Killed... more »

Stephen Harper beat by Justin Trudeau

CM at LILITH NEWS - 1 day ago
Conservatives across Canada are still stinging from the beating they got from "not ready" Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and now Canada's 23rd Prime Minister. So what now? Well, for starters Trudeau is planning to deliberately run 3 deficits for 3 years in order to boost the Canadian economy. This actually is the right course of action right now, as Canada has entered a "post oil collapse recession". Stephen Harper (aka, Harper the Horrible, the former prime minister) basically put all of his eggs in the same basket - the Alberta oil industry. Harper basic... more »

How to Find the Right Personal Injury Attorney

CM at LILITH NEWS - 1 day ago
*How to Find the Right Personal Injury Attorney* A personal injury attorney can help to make your life easier. These professionals will be able to guide you skillfully through any legal processes so that you can get the compensation you need and deserve. When you are in physical or emotional pain, you need a lawyer who understands you and who specializes in cases like yours. Do your research and find lawyers like DJ Hernandez for your legal needs. *Find Out What Your Potential Lawyer Specializes In* You want to find an attorney that has worked on cases like yours before and that has... more »

After Sleep

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*After Sleep* Written by Robin Mathews “*Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing itself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.” *[John Milton (1608-1674) Areopagitica] In the impossible construction called a democratic nation every evil that arises in community can gather itself into a single force and seem to spread without hindrance: greed, bribery, flagrant breach of public trust, oppressing fear, racism, cynica... more »

Zen of teaching

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
There are a lot of really great aspects of professorial teaching. It at the core of education, and thus at the core of universities as institutions of higher education. Professors have the opportunity to watch students grow through discovery and skill building. Professors and students through the practice of teaching build a shared connection of […]

"What Ships Are For..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.” - William Shedd

DNC Agrees to Black Lives Matter Town Hall

The Hill at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: blacklivesmatter_080915getty] The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is inviting two civil rights groups tied to the Black Lives Matter movement to coordinate a presidential town hall where candidates will address issues of racial justice, according to The Washington Post. Black Lives Matter... Continue reading *“DNC Agrees to Black Lives Matter Town Hall”* at *thehill.com*.

"Afformations: Change Your Life!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Afformations: Change Your Life!"* by Noah St. John, Ph.D. "Afformations are empowering questions (NOT “affirmations”) that immediately change your subconscious thought patterns from negative to positive. The staggering realization I made was that you create your reality in two ways: by the statements you say to yourself and others, and by the questions you ask yourself and others. Traditional success teachers have focused a great deal of energy telling you to change your statements; no one had fully realized, or shown how to harness, the awesome power of what happens when you cha...more »

Free Download: Orison Swett Marden, "An Iron Will"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"An Iron Will" by Orison Swett Marden "In respect to mere mundane relations, the development and discipline of one's will-power is of supreme moment in relation to success in life. No man can ever estimate the power of will. It is a part of the divine nature, all of a piece with the power of creation." - Orison Swett Marden "Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924) was an American writer associated with the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner. Marden was born in Thornton Gore, New Hampshire to Lewis and Martha Marden. When he was three... more »

The Keshe Foundation – Free Energy for World Peace

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich* - Is our collective wish to be free from big oil actually happening? The post The Keshe Foundation – Free Energy for World Peace appeared first on Waking Times.

"How It Really Is"

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

"Insane 'Trillion Dollar Platinum Bullion Coin' Option Ruled Out By U.S. Treasury To Avert New Debt Crisis"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Insane 'Trillion Dollar Platinum Bullion Coin' Option Ruled * *Out By U.S. Treasury To Avert New Debt Crisis"* by GoldCore "The silly and somewhat insane uber Keynesian “Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin” appears to be now firmly off the table. The US Congress has once again ruled out the possibility of issuing a “trillion dollar platinum coin” floated as a possible solution to the looming US Debt Crisis.” Pressure is mounting as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said earlier this week that Congress would need to raise the nation’s borrowing cap by November 3 to avoid a potential default. “... more »

Who Really Is In Control Of Iraq Today?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Abadi attends a parliamentary session soon after becoming prime minister in September last year. Just over a year on, Abadi's promises of reform remain mostly unfulfilled. His critics say he is unlikely to deliver. His backers say he needs more time. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad *Ned Parker, Reuters:* *Iraq's Power Struggle* *Power failure in Iraq as militias outgun state.* Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came to office a year ago promising to rebuild his country. But the Iraqi state has grown weaker as power has leaked to Shi’ite militia leaders ERBIL, IRAQ – In April, Iraqi Prime Minister ... more »

Too Late For The Republican Party Establishment To Stop Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As one DC wag tweeted early yesterday morning, "Donald Trump continues to refuse to peak." Perhaps he was referring to the new Morning Consult poll which now has the Trumpster at a whopping 40% among Republican primary voters (with Carson, #2, at just 14%, the only other candidate in double digits, Jeb at 6%, Rubio and Cruz tied at 5% and Fiorina now back in margin-of-error territory where she belongs, confirmed yesterday by a CNN poll showing her 15% had dissipated down to 4%. Even Republican voters figured her out pretty fast. But not Trump... yet. Trump is just murdering Jeb on... more »

The Economy: "Truth Is Being Suppressed By The Tools Of Money"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Truth Is Being Suppressed By The Tools Of Money"* Excerpted from Artemis Capital Management letter to investors "Dorothy Thompson once said “peace is not the absence of conflict”. Never forget there is a form of peace and stability reinforced by a foundation of underlying volatility. Game theorists call this the paradox of the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and it describes a dangerously fragile equilibrium achieved only through brutal competition. The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the most important paradigm for understanding shadow risk in modern financial markets at the pinnacle of a multi-generat... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 22nd October)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Students win £100,000 after going on rent strike over rat-infested homes The 87 tenants of Campbell House West had refused to pay rent to University College London since May and were initially threatened with academic sanctions and exclusion from their courses. But after an inquiry, a university complaints panel has now ordered the institution to pay the tenants  £1,300 each, the equivalent

Wrong Way Billy Strikes Again

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Biden confirms to Obama at lunch today he's running, announces at U Delaware tomorrow. You can feel the Joementum! — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 20, 2015 Wow! That'd be totally awesome if it wasn't totally a crock of typical Bill Kristol horseshit. Maybe that Lieberman-esque "Joementum" Kristol is feeling is actually the world getting the dry heaves at hearing another wrong prediction from this moron. Then again, we could use him to beat Trump by tricking him into predicting he'll win. See? Idiots can be useful, after all.

Hey, Good Lookin'

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Where Is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Family?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
INSTAGRAM/VOGUE/REUTER *Justin Worland, Time:* *What We Know About the Lives of Bashar al-Assad and His Family* *Syria's dictator appeared on the world stage again in Moscow on Wednesday. Where has he been?* Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s trip to Russia Tuesday marked his first known travels outside his country since its civil war began in 2011. Assad’s family also appears to have remained in the country’s capital for the past half decade. The trip to Moscow, reportedly at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, marks a show of strength for Assad. In addition to s... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 21, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Samuel Ramani, Washington Post:* *When he bombs Syria, Putin is sending these four messages to the world* On Sept. 30, the Russian Parliament unanimously approved the use of military force in Syria to combat the Islamic State. Hours later, a senior U.S. military official revealed that Russia had carried out its first airstrikes in Syria. But here’s what’s really controversial: Russia did not target areas held by the Islamic State. Rather, it is attacking the Free Syrian forces fighting against Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad. Why? *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- Oct... more »

“Underground Fire Threatens To Burn Nuclear Waste Site in St. Louis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Underground Fire Threatens To Burn Nuclear Waste Site in St. Louis”* by Joshua Krause “It may sound absurd at first glance, but underground fires are a real thing, and they’re not uncommon in landfills and coal mines. They also present a tricky situation for firefighters, since traditional methods of fire suppression are useless. This often causes these conflagrations to burn unimpeded for years. St. Louis happens to have one of these fires burning within their city limits. One of their landfills has been smoldering for the past 5 years, and all efforts to stop it have been in v... more »

Alison Brown and Jake Shimabukuro "Feels So Good" ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*it just doesn't get any better than this.* *From Wiki:* *Alison Brown* (born August 7, 1962) is an American banjo player and guitarist known for a soft nylon-string banjo sound. She has won and has been nominated on several Grammy awards and is often compared to another banjo prodigy, Béla Fleck, for her unique style of playing. In her music, she blends jazz, bluegrass, rock, blues as well as other styles of music. *In case you think banjo is only for rednecks, Alison graduated from Harvard and has an MBA from UCLA.* *Jake Shimabukuro* (born November 3, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii) i... more »

Admitting Syrian Refugees into US Poses Terror Risk, Officials Acknowledge

Fox News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Syrian Refugees - 400] Top law enforcement and security officials cautioned Wednesday that bringing in 10,000 Syrian refugees as planned carries a terror risk, with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledging background checks can only do so much and “there is no risk-free process."... Continue reading *“Admitting Syrian Refugees into US Poses Terror Risk, Officials Acknowledge”* at *foxnews.com*.

Israel’s New Reality TV Sensation: Synagogue Singing

Tablet at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Synagogue singer] Called Ha'Paytan -- Hebrew for liturgical poet -- the new televised singing contest is produced by Israel's Channel 20, a year-old private station devoted to Jewish and Israeli heritage. Most of the channel's previous programming failed to find a critical mass of... Continue reading *“Israel’s New Reality TV Sensation: Synagogue Singing”* at *tabletmag.com*.

Why the Synod of Bishops Is More Than Rock’em Sock’em Robots

Crux at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rockem-Sockem-Robots] ROME -- When you talk to people taking part in the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family and ask where things stand, one observation you'll often hear is that public impressions of the event and the actual experience of... Continue reading *“Why the Synod of Bishops Is More Than Rock’em Sock’em Robots”* at *cruxnow.com*.

Housing: Penny, the Productivity Commission & price signals

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The Productivity Commission suggests using price signals to help solve the housing unaffordability problem—rising prices in rural land, for example, being rezoned residential once a certain price point it triggered. It’s not stupid. If you must zone people from the top-down (and for that particular imbecility there’s no decent argument), then this is one way of alleviating some of the top-down control that’s restricting land supply—and a surprisingly supple one. Auckland Council deputy mayor Penny Hulse however is “cool” on the idea. *She does not want the council to lose power o... more »

Magna Carta and Modern Controversies from Multiculturalism to Political Correctness (David Starkey)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Wikipedia:* The political myth of Magna Carta and its protection of ancient personal liberties persisted after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 until well into the 19th century. It influenced the early American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies and the formation of the American Constitution in 1787, which became the supreme law of the land in the new republic of the United States.[b] Research by Victorian historians showed that the original 1215 charter had concerned the medieval relationship between the monarch and the barons, rather than the rights of ordinary people, but the c... more »

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