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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

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VIDEO Massacre at Acteal, Chiapas: Testimony Inter-American Commission Human Rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 minutes ago
. This week in Washington DC, testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

U.S. Proposes Steps To Ease Tensions Between The Israelis And Palestinians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
*Reuters:* *Kerry lays out steps to ease Israeli-Palestinian strife* The United States on Saturday proposed steps, including 24-hour video surveillance, to end weeks of violence over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews. Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel had embraced "an excellent suggestion" by the king, who is the custodian of the site within Jerusalem's walled Old City, for round-the-clock monitoring. Kerry said Israel had also given assurances it had no intention o... more »

Hillary Ideas vs Bernie Ideas

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 minutes ago
It's not always the easiest thing to assign motivation to a politician for their votes, although it helps when they're consistent and when they tell their constituents why. Otherwise you have to guess a lot of the time. Earlier today we were looking at the one Democrat-- Minnesota Blue Dog Collin Peterson-- who voted with the Republicans to take health insurance away from 11 million people under the Affordable Care Act and to defund Planned Parenthood-- and the 7 Republicans who voted with the Democrats against the bill. Peterson is an anti-Choice fanatic *and* in an electorally vu... more »

Does Grand Strategy Matter?

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 43 minutes ago
I just read David Edelstein and Ron Krebs’ provocative piece ($) in Foreign Affairs on how the practice of grand strategy leads to threat inflation. One section struck me as somewhat problematic in that it seemed to derive little influence for ideational factors in the construction of the liberal order, as if the United States was materially driven to […]

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 47 minutes ago
“South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich constellation Scorpius, lies emission nebula IC 4628. Nearby hot, massive stars, millions of years young, radiate the nebula with invisible ultraviolet light, stripping electrons from atoms. The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebular glow, dominated by the red emission of hydrogen. * Click image for larger size.* At an estimated distance of 6,000 light-years, the region shown is about 250 light-years across, spanning an area equivalent to four full moons on the sky. The nebula is also cataloged ... more »

"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 47 minutes ago
"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid" Author Unknown "Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges. Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will come between the paths that we are destined to take. In order to follow the right path, we must overcome these obstacles. S... more »

"Yet Now..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 47 minutes ago
“Yet now, as he roared across the night sky toward an unknown destiny, he found himself facing that bleak and ultimate question which so few men can answer to their satisfaction. What have I done with my life, he asked himself, that the world will be poorer if I leave it?” - Arthur C. Clarke, “Glide Path”

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 47 minutes ago
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Thanks for stopping by.

Human Rights and Water: Testimony before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. Navajo in New Mexico testify on uranium mining, radiation and water. Listen to more. Testimony on Human Rights and Water before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Washington DC this week. More video coverage at: http://www.oas.org/es/cidh/multimedia/sesiones/156/default.asp

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Apologizes for Iraq War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Tony Blair, who has finally said sorry for the Iraq War during an interview on CNN, which is due to be broadcast on Sunday *Daily Mail:* *'I'm sorry': Historic moment Tony Blair FINALLY apologises for Iraq War and admits in TV interview the conflict caused the rise of ISIS* * Former PM makes the confession after 12 years of refusing to apologise * Blair says he is sorry for his conduct which has now led to 'hell' in Iraq * Says there is an element of truth that the war caused the rise of ISIS * Comes after Lord Blunkett revealed he had challenged Blair about the war Tony Blair has... more »

Thomas Berry, "The Meadow Across the Creek"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Meadow Across the Creek"* by Thomas Berry "I was a young person then, some twelve years old. My family was moving from a more settled part of a Southern town out to the edge of town where the new house was still being built. The house, not yet finished, was situated on a slight incline. Down below was a small creek and there across the creek was a meadow. It was an early afternoon in May when I first looked down over the scene and saw the meadow. The field was covered with lilies rising above the thick grass. A magic moment, this experience gave to my life something, I know n... more »

Sandy Hook False Flag Revisited: James Fetzer Article - Sandy Hook: Was It Reality Or An Illusion?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
It has been almost 3 years now since that fateful day in December 2012 when clearly a planned operation took place in Newtown Connecticut. On that 14th of December day, a long planned and rehearsed "drill" by FEMA and using paid crisis actors (some very poor actors indeed...) went "live", and the world was led to believe very falsely that some 26 people, mostly children, and one lone gunman lost their lives..... It was indeed a massive propaganda and psychological attack on the minds of Americans to the point that still some 3 years after the incident many still falsely believe th... more »

Extractive Industries Impact on Sacred Places: Navajo Apache Pueblo testify: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015: Washington DC Impact of Extractive Industries on the Sacred Sites of Indigenous Peoples in the United StatesPublic Hearing on the 156th Session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Navajo, Pueblo and Apache testify on extractive industries impacts on sacred places, before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Dineh (Navajo) Snowbowl

The Islamic State Vows To Kill Every Jew In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Jerusalem Post:* *WATCH: Hebrew speaking-ISIS jihadi threatens Israel, Jews worldwide in new video* * ISIS trying to hijack Palestinian jihad as its own * Jewish man who lunged for soldier’s gun shouted ‘I am ISIS’ *Islamic State media voices its support of the wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israel.* The islamic fundamentalist organization known as Islamic State released a video Friday, showing one of its jihadi militants threatening to attack Israelis in Hebrew, promising that "soon there will not be one Jew left in Jerusalem." ISIS's Syrian branch posted the cl... more »

VIDEO Defensores del medio ambiente e industrias extractivas

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. Published on Oct 19, 2015: Washington DC Situación de derechos humanos de defensores y defensoras del medio ambiente en el contexto de las industrias extractivas en América Audiencia Pública del 156 Período de Sesiones de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) Human Rights Situation of Defenders of the Environment in the Context of Extractive Industries in America

1983 Was The Year That The U.S. And Russia Almost Had A Nuclear War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *In 1983 ‘war scare,’ Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.* A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence review that has just been declassified. “In 1983, we may have inadvertently placed our relations with the Soviet Union on a hair trigger,” the review concluded. That autumn has long be... more »

Why are So Many Young Men Considered Unfit for Marriage?

Mona Charen at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Lazy Gamer - 900] “It’s about what these women will let guys get away with.” You may not expect to hear commentary like that at your garden-variety think tank panel discussion, but it got pretty lively at the American Enterprise Institute discussion on the...more »

The Final Synod Report: Better than Hoped For?

The Catholic Thing/Robert Royal at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Bishops listen to Pope Benedict XVI (not pictured) as he opens a session of a synod of Catholic bishops on the theme of "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church" on October 6, 2008 at the Vatican. Of the 253 archbishops, bishops and cardinals summoned to the three-week long synod, 51 are from Africa, 62 from the Americas, 41 from Asia, 90 from Europe and nine from the Pacific with for the first time representatives and prelates from other religions. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)] It's very rarely pl... more »

Golden-Age Film Star Maureen O’Hara Dies at 95

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: The Quiet Man Poster] Today, Maureen O'Hara, one of the last living greats of Hollywood's golden age, passed away at the age of 95. The fiery redhead, a star in in her own right, also played opposite Hollywood’s leading men and was a favorite... more »

Baltimore Mom Gives Birth to ‘Incredibly Rare’ Identical Triplets

ABC News at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: HT_Identical_Triplets4_MEM_151022_4x3_992] One's company, two's a crowd, and three's a party -- Kristen and Tom Hewitt know that firsthand after giving birth to extremely rare identical triplets in Baltimore earlier this month. Kristen Hewitt said that when the couple got their first ultrasound,... Continue reading *“Baltimore Mom Gives Birth to ‘Incredibly Rare’ Identical Triplets”* at *abcnews.go.com*.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*T-Bob: Is Western Kentucky setting a trap for the Tigers? ~WWL* *MEMA sends another disaster specialist to aid in SC flood recovery ~WLOX* *Best New Orleans Restaurants: Critic's Picks ~Brett Anderson*

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Finding It Where You Are”* by Chet Raymo “Yes, I've been to Walden. Been there several times, in fact. With students. We sat on the earth at the site of the cabin and read from the book. And the wind stirred the pines, and the hickories, and the oaks, and rippled the pond that shone like silver in the early morning sun. And then, to honor the spirit of the man we came to visit, we sat silently, as if on the stoop of his cabin with friends, knowing that any words, even his own, intruded on the haunting beauty of the place itself. Walden Pond Mary Oliver has a poem called "Going To... more »

President Obama Still Trying To Clse Guantanamo Bay Prison

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*CNN:* *Obama makes final push to close Guantanamo* Washington (CNN)The White House's decision this week to reject a massive defense policy bill -- partly for its restrictions on closing the Guantanamo Bay naval prison in Cuba -- comes as the administration makes a final push to close the facility in the remaining 15 months of President Barack Obama's tenure. Obama hopes to leave office with the prison shuttered, since he campaigned on a vow to close it and has argued that it serves as a recruiting tool for terrorists. On his second day in office, he signed an executive order to ... more »

GOP (+ The DCCC's BlueDog Collin Peterson) Vote To Gut The Affordable Care Act... For The 61st Time

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Blue Dog Collin Peterson was the only Democrat who voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood and wreck the Affordable Care Act-- and the DCCC loves him for it As the crackpot House Republicans got ready to call it a week and scurry off for the weekend, they voted on Georgia nut case Tom Price's latest attempt to take health insurance away from millions of working families-- and to defund Planned Parenthood, all rolled up into one ugly bill, H.R.3762. It passed 40-189, 7 Republicans voting with the Democrats-- mainstream conservatives Bob Dold (IL) and Richard Hanna (NY); libertarian ... more »

Francis Gary Powers

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
Powers was discharged from the Air Force in 1956 with the rank of captain. He then joined the CIA's U-2 program at the civilian grade of GS-12. U-2 pilots flew espionage missions using an aircraft that could reach altitudes above 70,000 feet (21.3 km), making it invulnerable to known Soviet anti-aircraft weapons of the time. The U-2 was equipped with a state-of-the-art camera designed to take high-resolution photos from the edge of the stratosphere over hostile countries, including the Soviet Union. U-2 missions systematically photographed military installations and other importan... more »

What Is The Impact Of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Richard Fernandez, PJ Media:* *What Does an 800 Pound Gorilla Do?* The shifting narrative over the “hateful video” which allegedly provoked a lethal attack on the US consulate in Benghazi is chronicled in the videos shown after the “More”. 1. In the aftermath of the attack, the State Dept ran ads on Pakistani TV disavowing a video which purportedly played a role in provoking the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. 2. Domestically Susan Rice went the round of talk shows to explain how a hateful video provoked outrage in the Muslim world leading to an attack on Western faciliti... more »

The Dancing Buddhist Nun

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist nun Jun-san Yasuda grabbed the hat of the cheerleader from the 'Leftist Marching Band' this morning and showed us some of her moves before we began the final leg of the Maine Peace Walk. Jun-san is a real character and is beloved by all. We were honored to have her walking with us.

Netanyahu May As Well Say: “Palestinians Killed The Dinosaurs”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s crazy remarks about Palestinians being responsible for the holocaust, website “The Daily Currant” has published a spoof article about the Israeli leader blaming the death of the Dinosaurs on the Palestinians. Dailypakistan.com.pk reports: The website said that “In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper this morning, the hardline conservative leader was asked to defend his recent comments, in which he claimed Palestinians were responsible for the Holocaust.” When asked how could this be possible for Palestinians in a moment when the... more »

Anonymous Satanic Video Causes Viewers To Die After Watching

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A creepy black and white two-minute video has left viewers scared, baffled, and according to rumours has left some viewers dead after watching it. The video features a masked person wearing a medieval plague-doctor costume, in a deserted building. All sorts of strange sounds and symbols are flashed throughout the video to the viewers in a style that is reminiscent of horror movie The Ring. Express.co.uk reports: [Note: Scroll down for video. Viewer discretion advised. Watch at your own risk] The video’s title – 01101101 01110101 01100101 01110010 01110100 01100101 – is said to be b... more »

ISIS Latest Weapon: Flying Condom Bombs

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
ISIS have devised a unique strategy for dealign with the crippling Russian airstrikes destroying their group: floating condom bombs. ISIS are inflating condoms and attaching homemade mines to them before launching them into the sky in an effort to deter the Russian fighter jets. Zerohedge.com reports: Here’s Sputnik with some epic sarcasm: Left with little recourse in the face of relentless Russian airstrikes, the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group has apparently resorted to a fairly unique defensive strategy. According a video that surfaced online on Wednesday, the grou... more »

Malaysia Prevented From Investigation MH17 Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) report on the MH17 crash is looking more corrupt and unreliable than ever, as reports emerge that Malaysia had very limited input in the investigation of the crash itself. Russia-insider.com reports: The latest is this from The New Straits Times Online of 24 October. When we add this to all the other omissions – radar data, Russian evidence of aircraft nearby, damage to port wing and engine, the trivial number of lethal fragments – I realise that I was wrong to call it a “limited hangout”. It’s an incompetent limited hangout. Responding to points made in... more »

Clear Evidence To Put Blair In Prison Emerges

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A stash of top-secret correspondence found on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server may provide enough evidence to put Tony Blair away in prison for falsifying information that led to the Iraq war. Uprooted Palestinians reports: The Colin Powell memorandum in preparation for the Crawford summit of April 2002 (yes, that Powell, who has undertaken some considered Pilate handwashing ever since), was more damning than most. It outlined what the British role behind justifying an imminent war with shoddy grounds would look like. More importantly, it provides ample car... more »

Syrian Army Seize FSA Military Base After Fierce Clashes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The Syrian Armed Forces have stormed the 4th Battalion Base of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), taking full control over the base amid violent clashes with the FSA militants. Farsnews.com reports: At sunrise on Saturday morning, the Syrian Army’s 90th Brigade of the 9th Armored Division, in coordination with Fouj Al-Joulani (Golan Regiment) and Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra (Al-Quneitra Hawks Brigade) of the National Defense Forces (NDF), launched a counter-assault at the 4th Battalion Base outside of the town of Taranjah, resulting in a series of intense firefights with the Free Syrian Army... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Why Hurricane Patricia Can’t be Blamed on Climate Change

NPR/KPBS at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Hurricane Patricia - 400] On Thursday morning, Patricia was a relatively small Category 1 hurricane. By Friday afternoon, it was the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Is climate change to blame for this record-breaking storm’s ferocious rise? The answer is... Continue reading *“Why Hurricane Patricia Can’t be Blamed on Climate Change”* at *kpbs.org*.

Is Jeb Bush About To Quit The Race For U.S. President?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, May 16, 2015. REUTERS/JIM YOUNG *Ed Straker, American Thinker*: *Is Jeb about to quit?* What are the signs that a candidate is about to quit the race for president? 1) He holds an "emergency" meeting with top advisors at home base. In Houston, former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush—and former First Lady Barbara Bush—will huddle with the third Bush family member seeking to ascend to the presidency, Jeb. 2) He radically cut staff because he's ru... more »

Ben Carson Says He Will Intensify Drug War If Elected

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Presidential candidate Ben Carson has said that he intends to intensify the war on drugs if elected. Speaking with Glenn Beck, the Republican frontrunner said he opposes the legalization of marijuana. Infowars.com reports: “Absolutely,” the retired neurosurgeon said when asked by Beck if he intends to continue the war on drugs. “I intend to fight.” According to a Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll, Carson is now the Republican frontrunner. His favorability stands at 28%, 9 percentage points ahead of Donald Trump’s 19%. In 2010 alone the federal government spent over $15 bi... more »

Video Movie Trailer '43' Guerrero, Mexico

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
. Relatives of the 43 missing students are seen arriving for a mass at Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, on Oct. 19, 2014. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) A chilling reminder of why we do this, why we don't stay home By Brenda Norrell Censored News Watching the film trailer for '43' is a chilling reminder of why we do this, why we keep going without pay, why we do the work, spend

Save Oak Flat Video Wendsler Nosie, English/French by Christine Prat

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. Apache Wendsler Nosie photo by Christine Prat Interview de Wendsler Nosie, Apache San Carlos from Christine Prat on Vimeo. 'Apaches never surrendered' Apache Wendler Nosie: Oak Flat, source of medicine and food, is place for fighting the oldest evil in the world Video and French subtitles by Christine Prat Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Oak Flat resistance camp, where

Chinese Warships To Make A Naval Port Visit In Florida

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Type 52 Luyang II guided missile destroyer Jinan *USNI News*:* Chinese Warships to Make Naval Station Mayport Port Visit Amidst South China Sea Tension* A trio of Chinese warships in the middle of a world tour are in route to Naval Station Mayport, Fla. for a scheduled goodwill port visit next month, U.S. Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. The officials would not specify the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) combatants involved but USNI News understands the three ships are the Type 052C Luyang II-class guided-missile destroyer Jinan (152), the Type 054A Jiangkai II-clas... more »

Day 15 & 16 - The Big Finish

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
*Lined up across from the Navy shipyard gate in Kittery this morning**Navy veteran Eric Wasileski tells his story at the Navy shipyard rally* MB and I are home and have unloaded the car and cleaned out the coolers and food crates. The signs and banners are stowed for next week's (October 31) protest at the Bath Iron Works shipyard where the Navy will 'christen' another Aegis destroyer. In the video posted just below you find about 50 of us having just come over the bridge from Portsmouth, New Hampshire heading for the Kittery Naval shipyard in Maine. We held a rally at the gate w... more »

Oct. 24: Too much news today.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
The Irving press is weak on every aspect of journalism I can think of. Local news is almost always trivial. World news scarcely exists – and when it does exist, it shows no sign of any ability to judge which news is important. I don't know whether it's sloppiness on the part of the editors, or laziness, or just ignorance. Or a deliberate policy of discouraging readers from thinking about anything. Analysis of the news in the shape of opinion columns is essential to stimulate thinking about the meaning of the news. But opinion columns in the Irving press are few, often so trivial the... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 6 hours ago
*Click on Photo to enlarge* *Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party and his wife before giving his victory speech in Montreal, Canada.* *Connect the dots, Bernie Sanders in the U.S, Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and now Trudeau in Canada ~ a massive shot has been fired across the bow of the all-powerful global neo conservative corporate state and it's gaining momentum ~ for the people are tired of war, of being ignored and they are electing leaders who promise to speak truth to power and their voices can no longer be ignored or diminished: Allen L Roland, PhD* *“N... more »

Seems legit

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
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brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
POLICE TERRORISM TARGETS ONGWE’HON:WEH WOMEN Posted on October 24, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. OCT. 24, 2015. In Val d’Or Quebec ongwe’hon:weh women reported being systemically raped and tortured by the psychotic Quebec Police. Lonnie Landrud of Quesnel BC witnessed police murdering a young ongwe’hon:weh woman and disposing of her body on the “Highway of Tears”. He became

TalkTalk CEO Receives Ransom Note From Hackers Following Cyber Attack

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The company’s chief executive has admitted that TalkTalk was the victim of a “significant and sustained cyber attack” on its website on Wednesday. It has now emerged that CEO Dido Harding also received a ransom note from someone claiming to be behind the hack that potentially leaves the sensitive personal data of around four million customers at risk. Our website was subjected to a significant and sustained #cyberattack. There’s more information here https://t.co/yQK3Q73AjW — TalkTalk (@TalkTalkCare) October 22, 2015 A TalkTalk spokeswoman said: “We can confirm we were contacted by... more »

Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34626425 And the deal? Israel had renewed a pledge to maintain existing rules there.

Day - 16 Back to the Navy Shipyard

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
The Maine Peace Walk marches from Portsmouth, NH to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Posted by Bob Klotz on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Kuwait Is Arming Itself To 'The Teeth'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U. S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 22, 2015. During his first overseas trip as secretary, Carter plans to meet with senior U.S. military and foreign leaders to assess operations in Afghanistan and the regional effort to contain and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett *VICE:* *Kuwait Is Buying a Bunch of Weapons to Protect Itself From the Islamic State* With the Islamic State creating chaos next door in Iraq, Kuwait is arming it... more »

Jeb Begins To Face The Reality That There Won't Be Another Bush Presidency Any Time Soon

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
As Trump was delighted to remind everyone in an ad, Jeb's mom, when asked how she felt about him running for president responded that, "There are other people out there that are very qualified and we've had enough Bushes." Apparently, the vast majority of Republican primary voters agree. The most recent national GOP polling-- from ABC and the *Washington Post*-- shows that registered Republican voters put Jeb in 4th place with 7% (down 1 point since September)-- just ahead of Ted Cruz (6%) and just below Marco Rubio (10%) and leagues behind Trump (32%) and Carson (22%). In Iowa thi... more »

The BBC: Writing Christianity Out of History

The Imaginative Conservative/Joseph Pearce at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: andrew-marr-for-web-300x174] A poet friend of mine sent a link to BBC Radio's celebration of National Poetry Day on October 8, which included several forty-minute discussions of British history, seen through the eyes of the poets. Fearing the worst, I thought I'd... more »

Russia's Growing Involvement In Syria Demonstrates Its Capacity To Deploy Its Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Russian pilots prepared to board the SU-30 attack plane to take off from the Hmeimim aerodrome in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti *WNU Editor:* AP has an interesting post on the Russian military's capacity to deploy its forces overseas ....* Syria mission demonstrates Russia's new prowess* (AP).

"Only This Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake." ~ Marie Ray

Adam Rickitt - I Breathe Again

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
I'm blaming Howie of Howie's Corner fame. T'other day he posted a Dannii Minogue track to the Book of Face that, much to my shame, I was quite into at the time. That got me thinking and remembering the occasions over the last 20 years where artists, and I use that term advisedly, who are naff, awful, and (ugh) *mainstream* who nevertheless made credible interventions into the dance scene. At least that's the story I told myself when I came across something good from this quarter. Here's one such example. This soundtracked the summer of 1999 as I slaved in a factory over components ... more »

Operation Hollywood The Googleplex & the MSM ~ Yesterday and Today

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 8 hours ago
Information Clearing House posted this in 2005I hope that they won't mind if I embellish their page with a message from the here and now. In recent years, I have experienced a growing awareness of the main stream media and having been around during WW2 I remember the cartoons and the news that always accompanied the movies we watched at the theatre. I was 6 years old in 1942, so i can clearly remember Micky Mouse and Donald Duck in uniform. The news that we seen on screen was accepted, by the sheeple and we understood the enemy as being evil beyond description. They were called J... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Some headlines just have to be clicked on (never mind how old you are). Sky News now has:

Universe Had No Beginning And No Big Bang, Scientists Say

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Physicists have announced that the universe may have existed forever, and that the Big Bang may never have occurred, according to a new quantum model of the Universe. The new model applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and accounts for dark matter and dark energy. Phys.org reports: The widely accepted age of the universe, as estimated by general relativity, is 13.8 billion years. In the beginning, everything in existence is thought to have occupied a single infinitely dense point, or singularity. Only after this point began to expan... more »

Russia Show Syrian Forces Support With Airstrikes Against ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russia has said it intends to perform airstrikes against ISIS to help Syrian opposition forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavorov announced. Lavorov also blasted Washington for failing to coordinate their anti-terror campaign with Moscow, saying, “We are ready to back the patriotic opposition, including the so-called Free Syrian Army, with our air support. However, Washington is refusing to inform us of the locations of the terrorists and where the opposition is based”. Rt.com reports: “The most important thing for us is to find people who will be true representatives of the ... more »

Donald Trump Blasts Monsanto For Damaging American’s Health

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Donald Trump’s Twitter account yesterday retweeted a post that criticised Monsanto and its GMO corn as being “dangerous”. Trump’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, retweeted a post saying that Iowans have had way too much ‘Monsanto corn’ that was ‘creating issues in their brain’. The tweet was promptly deleted shortly afterwards. Naturalnews.com reports: “Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson just achieved a milestone in the Republican presidential primary: edging front-runner Donald Trump in a notable poll,” reported Business Insider. “Quinnipiac University released a new Iowa survey on... more »

SETI Receives First Alien Signal From Mysterious Star KIC 8462852

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Since the discovery of the mysterious distant star named “KIC 8462852″ that scientists say shows a huge artificial structure on the star’s surface, SETI astronomers have announced the first alien signals being received from the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) telescopes. Grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de reports: [Note: Translated from German] Awaiting more accurate information about the way the signal before, but from an interview by UniverseToday.com by Dr. Gerald Harp from the SETI Institute, shows that it is a “weird periodic signal”, “which although potentially natural origin but there... more »

Huge Fukushima Lawsuit Pending From Cancer Victim

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A former Fukushima nuclear power station worker who contracted leukaemia as a result of the nuclear disaster may be able to sue TEPCO for getting cancer as a direct result of the accident. The worker, aged 41, was given the green-light to claim damages on October 20th , with authorities confirming that the relationship between the work they did and their subsequent cancer diagnoses following radiation exposure were somehow linked. Zaikeinews.com reports: Though the Ministry of Welfare states that recognition as an occupational accident does not scientifically prove a causal relation... more »

Viral NASA Video Shows Black Hole Devouring Star

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A 3D-animation video showing a black hole devouring a star has gone viral in just two days, accumulating over 160,000 views. Pravda.ru reports: The mass of the black hole that several X-ray telescopes observed is 14 million times the mass of our sun. Scientists codenamed the event (absorption of the star) as ASASSN-14li. The Verge reports, citing the US space agency, that the galaxy, where the stunning phenomenon occurred, is located at a distance of 290 million light years away from Earth. Having swallowed the star, the black hole transformed its remnants into a giant gaseous disk, ... more »

US Says It Will Cut Palestinian Aid In Solidarity With Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
In a show of support for Israel the United States has announced a staggering cut of $80 million worth of aid to Palestinians, following the latest spate of violence. The US State Department has notified lawmakers of its plans to reduce economic aid for the West Bank and Gaza Strip from $370 million to $290 at the end of September. Presstv.com reports: The 22-percent cut for the 2015 fiscal year came after US Congress sent a letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, telling him that the US funds were contingent on tamping down “incitement.” On Thursday, the US House of Represen... more »

Hillary’s Benghazi Hearing Proves She Lied About Reason For Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of lying about a YouTube video sparking the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Pete Hoekstra says that Hillary’s lies run deep and that the Republicans should have done a much better job at questioning Clinton on critical issues during Thursday’s hearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Wnd.com reports: In one of the most critical parts of the hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, presented an email Clinton sent to her family and transcr... more »

"Rich Nations of Europe 2: Wretched of the Earth 3"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Talking about talking about *From Our Own Correspondent...* Jon Don's award-friendly piece from the Philippines was preceded by the latest *FOOC *pieces by BBC Central Europe correspondent Nick Thorpe - another blog favourite (and now a regular on *FOOC*). His fine writing - and even finer BBC bias (advocating the refugee {migrant} cause) - has been outlined here quite a few times recently. His piece today focused on the plight of refugees (migrants) passing through Slovenia, and Nick Thorpe has to be given his due here. Of all the recent reporting pushing a wholly sympathetic v... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Oct 17 to Oct 24, 2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Oct 17 to Oct 24, 2015"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) October 24, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Thirty-one (31) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Stay alert and take all appropriate precautions. Let’s get right to it. *All Radiation Counts reported are partial Counts. Uncounted types of radiation include Alpha, Beta, **Gamma, Neut... more »

Is Saudi Arabia An Enemy Of The West?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (photo credit:REUTERS) *Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The Independent*: *The evil empire of Saudi Arabia is the West’s real enemy* *Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain: planners to financiers, cadres to foot soldiers, ideologists to cheerleaders.* Iran is seriously mistrusted by Israel and America. North Korea protects its nuclear secrets and is ruled by an erratic, vicious man. Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions alarm democratic nations. The newest peril, Isis, the wild child of Islamists, has shocked the whole world. But top of this list should ... more »

Award-winning journalism from Jon

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Talking about *From Our Own Correspondent...* *(hmm, it's becoming a bit of a habit of mine to start posts with the words "Talking about....". I suppose I should stop doing so, but...)* Er, talking about *From Our Own Correspondent...* Today's edition contained one piece that really ought to be given an award for fine writing. (A cynic might say it was too obviously aiming at such an award, but I'm no cynic.) It came from the heart of the typhoon-struck Philippines, and tugged at this listener's heart. The tale of a plucky fisherman braving the "wild and wet weather" was both i... more »

US-Turkey "Buffer Zone" to Save ISIS, Not Stop Them

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
NATO's irregular forces face their supply lines being completely cut, that is, unless a "buffer zone" can be created to save them. *October 25, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Russia's intervention in Syria has derailed US regime-change efforts aimed at Damascus. It also threatens America's secondary objective of dividing and destroying Syria as a functioning, unified nation-state. Long sought after "buffer zones" also sometimes referred to as "free zones" or "safe zones" still stand as the primary strategy of choice by the US and its regional allies for the deconstruction of Syria... more »

New Russian Military Might on Full Display in Syria

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Russian planes] HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) -- Sleek combat jets loaded with precision bunker-buster bombs roar into the skies as soldiers in desert-style uniforms march past rows of neat housing at this Russian military base at one of Syria’s largest airports. The... more »

Removed: Photographer Removes Phones From His Photos To Show How Terribly Addicted We’ve Become

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*I find the sight of people walking around with their noses in their phones very dismaying. * I think this photographer perfectly captures the idiocy of misused technology. American photographer Eric Pickersgill removed the smartphones and digital devices from his portraits of everyday life. The project “Removed” aims to show our addiction to technology and hyper-connectivity, and Pickersgill knows that he’s also amongst the addicted. The photographer was inspired by a chance encounter in a New York cafe. “Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected fr... more »

Is Russian Adventurism Causing World Chaos?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on agriculture in Rostov region, Russia, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN *VOA*: *West Sees Threat of Chaos in Russian Adventurism* WASHINGTON - Western officials are increasingly worried that Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive actions around the world will spread global instability and perhaps spark a backlash at home. These officials believe Putin's real goal in joining the fight against Islamic extremists is to put Russia back at the center of the world stage. But they fear he is acting ... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015Epilogue—What tribal loathing looks like:* Friend, did you happen to sit through Thursday’s long day’s journey into loathing? The conduct of the Republican inquisitors helped the world see what tribal loathing looks like. As one example, it can leave you asking questions like the ones shown below of the person you loathe. Rep. Martha Roby (R—Alabama) is asking the loathed party about events on the night of September 11, 2012. In fairness, Roby only adopted this tone as the evening drew on: ROBY (10/22/15): Who was at your office when you left? *Was Che...more »

Bibi-bashing from the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Blogs are personal, We write about what interests us. You don't have to pay a licence fee to us. If some things obsess us more than others, you're not put out of pocket by that fact. That thought sprung to mind again today because both *From Our Own Correspondent *on Radio 4 and *Dateline London* on the BBC News Channel (broadcast concurrently) focused on Israel and the Palestinians yet again. ( *FOOC* even led with it, for the second week running). It's clearly what interests/obsesses them, as it does us. You, however, have to pay your licence fee to them though - and that's one ... more »

Hurricane Patricia Wreaks Havoc As It Rips Through Mexico

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
With cyclonic winds blowing at a record-breaking 322 km/h, Hurricane Patricia unleashed its destructive force as it hit Mexico on Friday night. The hurricane, which was given a category 5, the highest possible rating caused trees to bend and resulted in severe flash flooding.. It is estimated that 350 trees had been ripped out of the ground in just one of the Mexican states. @AndreaLegarreta Fuerza y unión la estamos pasando mal pic.twitter.com/0fBSQsK7IT — Alekx_Oficial (@alezrodriguez) October 24, 2015 The storm is now weakening but the worst is yet to come Mexico’s president ha... more »

Was Iran's Story Of A Secret Massive Underground Missile Complex A Fake?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iranian personnel stand next to a Ghadr ballistic missile on its TEL inside the underground facility. Source: Fars News Agency *IHS Jane's 360:* *Iran's underground missile base* * Iran has provided a rare glimpse inside one of its underground missile bases * The base could be temporarily neutralised if its entrances were bombed Iranian state television broadcast new footage from inside an underground base on 14 October that raised questions about the scale of the facility and the concept of operations adopted by ballistic missile forces. The footage was clearly intended to give th... more »

When All Is Said And Done, It's Still Paul Ryan, The Ayn Rand Fanatic Who Wants To Gut Social Security And Medicare

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
In this morning's first post, we promised to explain how the Republican Party Establishment expects their new Speaker to protect them from the con men their own conservatism has created. As luck would have it, Greg Sargent covered that base in his *Washington Post* column. He starts by acknowledging that Ryan's over-all political record is even further right than Boehner's and then speculates, though not wildly, that "it’s possible he’ll go further than Boehner did in taking on the right wing... Ryan knows he will have to stiff-arm conservatives and lift the debt limit and fund the... more »

Watch administration twist themselves in knots.

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 11 hours ago
One of the cheapest and least effective interventions in struggling public schools is to require teachers to hang very specific items on their walls. From a teaching standpoint, these interventions do nothing for students, especially in the early elementary grades when students can neither read nor process most of the mandatory items hanging on walls. […]


jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
It's late May 1854 in Boston Massachusetts and one of America's greatest cities is about to erupt in chaos. An escaped Virginia slave named Anthony Burns is apprehended and his show trial and extradition inflames both "barnburner" abolitionists and slavery proponents alike. Into this madness steps Cornelius "Vesey" Van Zant, mulatto former slave and charter member of the city's constabulary that has just been formed by the Boston City Council. And in the earliest hours of its existence, Van Zant and the Boston PD face their first test as the nation inexorably moves closer to t... more »

Israel, Jews, and Judaism: The entire bogus history of Palestinian Arab nationalism exposed by a stamp

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
http://linkis.com/blogspot.co.il/lcNGL Do read the whole article, you can learn a lot from a stamp, if you are willing to keep your mind open. This is the sort of article that journalists at the institutionally anti Israel BBC should be made to read, that MPs current and past like Richard Burden, Lynn Jones and Gerald Kaufman should be questioned about when they make their claims of Palestinian sovereignty, and that every pro Palestinian/anti Israel campaigner should be made to read as well.

There’s a lot of hang-wringing on #ewateachers.

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 12 hours ago
Education writers are wringing hands, clutching pearls, lately over the standards of their own writing/coverage. Of all the items discussed by the folks who cover education, are there any conversations about the very obvious flaw in education writing? That is, most education writing, the vast majority based on my experience, doesn’t report the actual experiences […]

5 Reasons Monsanto Is Crashing And Burning

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
I had given up on Monsanto ever paying for its abusive tactics. Yet i do think that they are now in crisis mode and are maneuvering to emerge from this as best they can. They may well do so, but certainly not unscathed. The real killer will be Roundup itself sold under false pretenses for fifty years. That is a harsh indictment but one that i believe fully supported by the available evidence. We are now seeing the cracks and fresh independent science emerging. I also think that the potential for lawsuits is almost unlimited. It will be shown that thousands succumbed to canc... more »

Hillary Clinton: White House Dream Over?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Just why is it that it is the National Inquirer that is doing a serious story on Hillary's health? Particularly when that is particularly critical regarding a four year stint in the White house. Alternatively she may be a serious drunk and all work to cover for her. Neither are happy stories and both strongly suggests she is not able to properly proceed. In the meantime we have this from her Doctor telling us that there is nothing to look at here. However she is on Coumadin also known as Warfarin or rat poison which is a serious blood thinner and does limit your alcohol consu... more »

To save Chocolate, Big Food Companies Have Started Collaborating

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
What we should understand is that the regulative model has been less than successful when paid for by government and has been easily corrupted as well. Industry collaboration changes all that immensely by creating both a true stakeholder's forum and a shared institutional memory that is inclined to protect By concentrating expertise such a collaboration never faces a credibility issue either which can be used to divert intention. This model needs to become universal in all commodity based industries and needs to be strongly encouraged by policy makers who really do not... more »

Syria – is the End in Sight?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Of course it is. We had a stalemate that just ended. Did it ever occur to anyone that a small stalemated hot war in the deserts of Syria served to suck in Islamic radicals of all stripes out of all those other places that allowed them to be a serious problem. Just how serious was anyone about ending all this? It is pretty clear that Assad has won his civil war in the cities by and large and now we have visible Russian support to do a mop up and to persuade all hardliners that opposition must fail. Pockets will be crushed by Syrian or even Russian boots on the ground. The we... more »

Putin Wins: Buy Russia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Yes, Syria is a gambit that allows Russian client Assad to recover his country. The opposition on the ground is a joke waiting to be rolled up in a surge. We are now having the surge. Do not be surprised to see Russian ground troops. If you permit a vacuum, it becomes necessary for someone to fill it. That has typically been the USA if anyone really cares. Remember Somalia? Here we allowed a vacuum and that allowed ISIS and the faux revolt against Assad which had to be the most ill thought out sponsorship ever. Now Russia has seen fit to end it. Instantly the USA got t... more »

Prestigious Heart Surgeon’s Confession Reveals the Truth About Heart Disease

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
[image: Dr. Dwight Lundell] What is astonishing is that the link between the processed food protocol and inflammation is so clear cut. We can see it at work as easily as you can remember your last meal. Heart disease is a dietary problem. That means stopping the problem is as easy as changing your diet and as hard as changing your diet. That always means relearning how to cook and chilling out the excess of animal proteins as well. You must learn to enjoy vegetables and cook them as well. Slowly the debate is been won and i expect to see my cardiologist r... more »

Pediatrician Admits ADHD is ‘Made Up,’ Prescribes Meds Anyway

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Over and over again, it comes back to the food and sugar is your enemy. Get of it and stay of it. There are other culprits as well but are typically not too commonly used. There is zero excuse for trashy nutrician ever and it is wrong that good nutrician is not properly mandated and as well absolutely not by Kraft. That has seen our whole regulatory regime hijacked by profiteers. It is obvious and no one does a thing. *Pediatrician Admits ADHD is ‘Made Up,’ Prescribes Meds Anyway* * Christina Sarich, Natural Society* *\ * *http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/10/07/pediatrician-admi... more »

Vladimir Putin – Agent of the Awakening?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
I would like to distrust Putin and i also suspect that i would be wrong. I do not distrust Trump. After saying all that, these will be the two strong men leading our world over the next decade. Both face a major confrontation with the so called elites. Both have a clear grasp of what is at stake.. Treason is wonderful and profitable. They also need to collaborate to end Global poverty now. Everything else is noise. Let me make this blindingly clear to everyone. One third of the global population earns a mature strong middle class income. One third earn a weak midd... more »

Edible Plants 'Talk' To Animal Cells and Promote Healing

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
I would not call this a conversation so much as the sharing of critical biological components able to be integrated into the recipient. It is extraordinarily important though. The take home is to eat a variety of vegetables an a matter of course and again allow vegatables to dominate your food in take. There is way more to eating vegetables beside the proffered nutrients. . *Edible Plants 'Talk' To Animal Cells and Promote Healing * * Posted: 07 Oct 2015 06:01 AM PDT * * Edible Plants 'Talk' To Animal Cells and Promote Healing * * By Sayer Ji* * A groundbreaking new stu... more »

4 Hidden Causes of Dam Failures

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Two things needs to be mandated as a national policy. Two things need to happen. The first is that we need a national watershed management rehabilitation and mangement protocol laid down and used to guide funding. The second is that we need a dam removal program, probably as part of the EPA's Superfund program that is used to cleanup nineteenth century abandoned mining operations in particular. Dam removal is necessary but so also is a significant set back from waters edge throughout the drainage system that is maintained as forest were possible and wild land otherwise. That i... more »

Kangaroos Use their Tail like a Fifth Leg.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This is apparently unique to the animal kingdom, but it must be also noted that the whole family of marsupials represent an unusual classd onto themselves that challenge our thinking in regard to the evolutionary pathway that we try to impose. It is a little like a lab running wild. Yet the marsupial is a branch and not a part of the pathway that produced the modern mammal. It is simply different and generally as successful as well. Also recall that bipedalism such as this dominated during the Age of Dinosaurs. It is not hard to imagine a Dinosaur adopting this gait and not too... more »

China STOLE Hillary Emails!?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
The fact is that her server was wide open for data theft. I presume that the potential hacker had to at least know that it existed in order to attack. However the lack of discipline and caution shown is not much reassurance at all. just what was she thinking? Just what advice did she receive? And what was so important that she chose to hide it this way? Why are these obvious questions not been asked at all? The first level of security is to make sure it is not your problem at all. So why is it her problem? There are secure ways to do anything and these also were avoided ... more »

Monsanto and Syngenta Tighten Stranglehold on Global Food Supply

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
The problem is that this is too big to regulate and it seems to even stop. That at least is what this action implies. A name change allows a rebrand for the investors which does matter. The blowback hurts but claims of a bigger kinder company is easy to sell. Global size regulation must be addressed. Unfortunately this also applies to government owned organizations who feel little need to bend to any rule but their own government. All this means serious conflict later. It will take a global agreement addressed the same way as the TPP agreement and this has become seriousl... more »

Sweden Is Shifting To A 6-Hour Work Day

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
We rally should debate this topic and even conduct studies using several protocols. For instance, eight hours or even longer works well enough provided ample breaks are provided and the work itself is essentially light duty and repetitive. It also works well enough for customer service tasks were slack periods provide the off time. Yet heavy physical needs to be totally rethought. Sooner or later the worker must juggle heavy duty with recovery duty. All this encourages adopting different time frames. In particular, i have recommended the creation of a four hour light duty ... more »

Multiple Secret Space Programs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
[image: Circumstantial Evidence and SSPs1] This story is clearly over the top in terms of conspiracy theory promoting. It is almost possible to imagine a secret US space program if you try hard enough. More than that makes no sense simply because no one else has any part of the support infrastructure needed and used to working together to maintain secrecy. Then it comes down to the necessary science and key bits are only possible now. It really could not happen without a massive alien investment that would be impossible to hide and then why multiple duplication? What we see co... more »

China PMI Readings Signal Bottom Still to Come

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
The good news for the Chinese economy is that everything they need to buy is now cheaper and will continue to be for some time. In the meantime they are working off all excess inventories to free up capital. In the meantime they wait for global demand to simply expand as it must do. Otherwise this is the long awaited contraction that will cleanse all built in corruption and force weak enterprises to be reorganized. They have plenty of room because they are now employing all the able bodied. I think the bottom has been reached and that the numbers have simply not caught up. . ... more »

Russia & US to Cooperate Regarding Syria says Lavrov?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
Many headlines spouting that kind of news today. Anthony already caught on to the misdirection contained in those headlines. AnonymousOctober 24, 2015 at 3:42 AM I read the following headline and thought "Here we go, the Russians are going to engage in some shadowy cooperation with the Americans....... Etc., *Let's read what Lavrov is actually saying:* *Lavrov :* “We are ready to include the patriotic opposition, including the so-called Free Syrian Army, and provide support from the air,” the Russian foreign minister said. “Although they refuse to provide us with information on ... more »

U.S. Wants Pakistan To Restrain Their Nuclear Program And To Assist In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *U.S. Urges Pakistani Nuclear Restraint, Help With Afghan Peace Talks* U.S. President Barack Obama urged Pakistan to avoid risky and destabilizing developments in its nuclear weapons program while working to help reignite peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban. Obama's 90-minute talk with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House October 22 came at a time of high tensions between Pakistan and its neighbors India and Afghanistan. Washington has been concerned about Pakistan's development of new nuclear weapons systems, including small t... more »

Fukushima Alert

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
There is a police car at the Futaba intersection with its flashing lights on. It is a well-documented Fuksuhima alert strategy to keep people away from plant. So, I suspect something has happened to make radiation levels or other conditions more dangerous presently. I've been checking the webcams several times daily, although yesterday I was at a conference and did not have time to check them. What I've seen over the last couple weeks is increased pixilation of the images from TEPCO cams 1 and 4. Today TEPCO cam 4 kept freezing up and I had to re-fresh several times. There is a st... more »

Russia Has Deployed Special-Ops Forces To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*FOX News/WSJ:* *Russia said to redeploy special-ops forces from Ukraine to Syria* Russia has sent a few dozen special-operations troops to Syria in recent weeks, Russian and Western officials say, redeploying the elite units from Ukraine as the Kremlin shifts its focus to supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia in late September launched a campaign of airstrikes in support of Mr. Assad’s government, and President Vladimir Putin has said Russian troops won't play a role in ground combat. But Russian military experts and officials say small numbers of special-forces un... more »

U.S. - Israeli Intelligence Cooperation Coming To An End?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared at a news conference at the White House on Sept. 10, 2010, a time when both countries began to split over the best means to keep Iran from an atomic bomb. PHOTO: JASON REED/REUTERS *Wall Street Journal*: *Spy vs. Spy: Inside the Fraying U.S.-Israel Ties* *Distrust set allies to snoop on each other after split over Iran nuclear deal; each kept secrets.* The U.S. closely monitored Israel’s military bases and eavesdropped on secret communications in 2012, fearing its longtime ally might try to carry out a s... more »

Churches Suing California over Abortion Coverage Mandate

The Christian Post at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: planned-parenthood] Three California churches have filed a complaint against the state over a recently implemented health insurance provision mandating the coverage of elective abortions. Foothill Church of Glendora, Calvary Chapel in Chino, and Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch... Continue reading *“Churches Suing California over Abortion Coverage Mandate”* at *christianpost.com*.

Teen Faces Assault And Battery Charges For Throwing Carrot At Teacher

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A 14-year old girl could be charged with assault and battery, after throwing a carrot at one of her former teachers. The school disciplinary documents alleges that the carrot, a baby one at that, was used as a weapon in an assault and battery of a Moody Middle School teacher. WTVR reports: “I don’t even know how to combat the stupidity,” Karrie May, whose 14-year-old daughter Aliya is currently suspended for launching the vegetable, said. May said her daughter has been out of school for a month. “I don’t understand this,” May said. “Yes, it happened, and I can see a couple of days i... more »

A Lawyer Now Runs The U.S. War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Brett McGurk at the Sulaimani Forum. Rudaw *Military.com:* *Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria* President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS. Allen, who reportedly had clashed with the military over the now-defunct $500 million effort to create an army of Syrian volunteers, was departing after 13 months as special presidential envoy for the global ... more »

Would A President Donald Trump Cancel the F-35 Program?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times*: *Here’s Why 'President Trump' Might Dump the F-35* Donald Trump boasts, “I’m the most militaristic person there is,” and that he’d build a military force so robust “no one is going to mess” with the U.S. Yet at his core, Trump is a businessman. So when the Republican presidential frontrunner looks at the Defense Department’s multi-billion dollar F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, he sees a lousy deal. During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the real estate mogul said he has received briefings on the fighter jet effort and tha... more »

Pentagon: Cost Of F-35 Jets Will Rise If Canada Pulls Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The change of government will likely see Canada pull out of the F-35 joint Strike Fighter Program, driving up costs for other countries. Above, a Canadian airman has his picture taken beside an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter before the start of a news conference in Ottawa in 2010. Reuters/Chris Wattie *DoD Buzz:* *Canada’s Exit from F-35 Program Will Increase Unit Cost: General* The cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will increase by about $1 million per plane if Canada follows through with plans withdraw from the multi-nation effort to develop and field a new stealth fighter, the p... more »

Wind Power & Avoided Energy Costs

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I looked at the real cost of wind power last week. The exercise was based on the latest energy outlook, published by the US Energy Information Administration. The outlook included an analysis of the levelized cost of electricity for new build units. Although the EIA analysis, as well as […]

Genocide through entertainment and failure to resist the enemy

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 13 hours ago
I don't watch television. When I do, it sickens me to the core. I am one of a very small minority who will not allow the lying manipulative 'entertainment' industry to defile the minds of my children. This doesn't mean that I do not watch anything, but rather that I am very selective and constantly on the look out for mind poison which justifies the globalist genocide of humanity. I was recently given the dvd of 'Maya The Bee Movie' by liberal relatives who assured me that it was a great family film. Considering that they live in a fully fluoridated area and are of the mind tha... more »

Germaine Greer on Transexuality on BBC's Newsnight

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/7B8Q6D4a6TM Because not thinking the right thing is not allowed any more. I do like the bemused expression on Germaine Greer's face. I'm not sure that she can believe that she's gone from revolutionary thinker to reactionary without changing her position.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas praises the Nazi supporting Mufti

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/b1oJx2DwCk8 Now there's something you won't see on the BBC.

Pentagon: The F-35's Ejection Seat Does Not Pose A Risk For 'Lightweight' Pilots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Defense News:* *Bogdan Denies Excessive Risk To Most F-35 Pilots* WASHINGTON -- Despite concerns over the safety of lightweight pilots flying the F-35, the vast majority of pilots do not face excessive risk of neck damage during an ejection, the chief of the Pentagon’s Joint Program Office (JPO) argued in front of Congress this week. In response to questioning from Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, JPO chief Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan said there is no elevated risk of injury for F-35 ... more »

Weekend reads, part 1: Pirating paywalled papers; a sex scandal and fudged data at Stanford

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a lot of movement on our leaderboard, with a new total for Diederik Stapel, and a new entry. It also featured a lot going on elsewhere, so here’s part I of Weekend Reads (we’ll have more tomorrow morning): Meet the scientist who came up with #icanhazpdf, the Twitter hashtag […] The post Weekend reads, part 1: Pirating paywalled papers; a sex scandal and fudged data at Stanford appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Vicar Threatens Homeless People With Eviction – For Sleeping In Churchyard

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A vicar in Oxford has threatened homeless people with legal action to stop them sleeping rough in his churchyard. The Rev Canon Dr Andrew Bunch said he was forced to take action after six homeless men set up two tents and a cardboard shelter in the churchyard at St Giles’ Church The Independent reports: Canon Dr Andrew Bunch said he was “sympathetic” to those who had set up tents among the gravestones of Oxford’s St Giles’ Church. But he told the BBC that “it was becoming a bit of problem”, and in a letter to those sleeping rough, he said the church would get a court order unless th... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I was cited in the books *Historical Dictionary of Iraq* by Beth Dougherty and Edmund Ghareeb, *The Islamic State: A Brief Introduction* by Charlies Lister and Ahmed Rashid, and *The Judiciary In Iraq* by Madhat al-Mahmood. My article on Iraq's September oil exports was republished by eKurd.

MENA Report - ( October 24 - 25 , 2015 ) Iraq / Syria Regional War In Focus ( Iraq and Jordan begun co-ordinating with Russia in the fight against ISIS - even as coup rumors are floated , Russia ready and willing to provide the FSA with air support - is FSA ready to co-ordinate with Russia or not ? ( As of now , answer seems to be not ) , Syria Talks between Russia / US / Turkey and Saudi Arabia fail to reach agreement , may meet in coming week ) ....... ISIS Item Of Note - how can they sell their oil and to whom , how do they buy required equipment and obtain technical assistance - in the midst of the Coalition campaign and presumed withholding of trade by Coalition and GCC nations ? ...... Libya In Focus - Dialogue Talks in limbo , senseless violence including mortar shelling of peaceful protesters continues unabated ....... Refugee Crisis Updates.......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
Links..... *Despite US Campaign, ISIS Oil Trade Booming* *Pak PM: We Can't Kill Taliban if We Want Talks* *Report: Iraq Authorizes Russia to Strike ISIS Convoys* *Kerry: New Syria Talks to Begin as Soon as Next Week* 53 Killed, Including Children, Across Iraq ISIS Attacks Syrian Army Supply Route to Aleppo: Monitor Refugee Flows to Greece Surge, UN Says Russian Airstrikes Not to Blame The Refugees Who Landed on Britain's Cypriot Base 17 Years Ago – and Are Still in Limbo UN Experts Criticize Using Force Against Migrant Boats Worried Slovenia Might Build Fence to ... more »

Report: Gov. Tom Wolf Received ‘Talking Points’ from Planned Parenthood Lobbyist on Undercover Videos

Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Tom Wolf] Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pa., received "talking points" from a Planned Parenthood lobbyist on the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Wolf administration staff emails provided to the Tribune-Review show that Sari Stevens, the executive director of Planned Parenthood... more »

Labour Councillor Suspended Over Comments Linking Israel To 9/11 & ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A Labour councillor has been suspended following comments that appeared to link Israel to the 9/11 attacks and ISIS. The former Big Brother contestant, Kensington & Chelsea councillor Beinazir Lasharie, was alleged to have posted a video on Facebook entitled: “ISIS: Israeli Secret Intelligence service”. The Jewish News reports: She was reported to have written: “Many people know about who was behind 9/11 and also who is behind ISIS. I’ve nothing against Jews..just sharing it.” And later she took to the social network to add: “I’ve heard some compelling evidence about ISIS being ori... more »

When Is A 'Combat Death' Not A 'Combat Death'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Military Times:* *Carter: 'Combat' death does not mean 'combat role'* Defense Secretary Ash Carter said it was hard to describe in detail what happened in the moments leading up to the Thursday death of Army Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, the first American killed in action in Iraq since 2011. "This is combat, things are complicated," Carter told reporters Friday, while declining to offer a full account of the fatal commando raid involving dozens of U.S. special operations soldiers targeting an Islamic State detention center in Iraq. "Combat" is a term that Carter and many military ... more »

Keep the Cadillac Tax

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
Click here to read a piece I co-authored with Larry Summers, which is coming out in Sunday's *New York Times*.

Doctors Agree: Obama’s Electronic-Medical-Records Mandate is the Worst!

National Review/Michelle Malkin at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Electronic Medical Records] Hey, who's up for a stiff dose of "See, I told you so?" For the past several years, medical professionals have warned that the federal electronic-medical-records mandate -- buried in the trillion-dollar Obama stimulus of 2009 -- would do more... Continue reading *“Doctors Agree: Obama’s Electronic-Medical-Records Mandate is the Worst!”* at *nationalreview.com*.

In Defense of Christendom: Having Ignored Its Inheritance, Europe’s House Is Falling Apart

The Wall Street Journal/Bret Stephens at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: European leaders] The death of Europe is in sight. Still hazy and not yet inevitable, but nevertheless visible and drawing nearer--like a distant planet in the lens of an approaching satellite. Europe is reaching its end not because of its sclerotic economy,... Continue reading *“In Defense of Christendom: Having Ignored Its Inheritance, Europe’s House Is Falling Apart”* at *wsj.com*.

There Are 80 People Who Are Shaping The U.S. Air Force's Next Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A Northrop Grumman ad aired during the Super Bowl teased at the defense contractor's design for the U.S. Air Forces Long-Range Strike Bomber program. *Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One:* *Meet the Secretive Team Shaping The Air Force’s New Bomber* *The 80-person group operates outside of the typical chain of command, which senior officials say will keep the stealth aircraft program on track.* About 80 people on a secretive U.S. Air Force team are overseeing the service’s most sensitive aircraft project in decades: the development of a new stealth bomber whose prime contractor could ... more »

What Is Delta Force Doing In Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *What the Army’s top-secret commando unit Delta Force is doing back in Iraq* Friday morning, the Pentagon released the name of the first American serviceman to die in battle in the latest round of U.S. military involvement in Iraq: Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, age 39, killed during a raid by Kurdish and American commandos on an Islamic State prison near the town of Hawija that reportedly freed 70 hostages who were soon to be summarily executed. Accompanying Wheeler’s name and age in the Pentagon’s release was a vague description of his unit: “Headquarters U.S. Ar... more »

Hurricane Patricia

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/mexico/11952245/Hurricane-Patricia-hits-spares-Mexico-of-major-damage-so-far.html Despite apocalyptic forecasts, what has been touted as “the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Americas”, has made landfall in Mexico with relatively little damage so far. According to the Telegraph: Hurricane Patricia, the record-breaking category 5 hurricane, rumbled across western Mexico early on Saturday, uprooting trees and […]

U.S. Air Force Close To Awarding Contract For New Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Boeing-Lockheed Long Range Strike Bomber concept *Reuters*: *U.S. Air Force says close to awarding bomber contract* The U.S. Air Force is close to announcing an award for a contract for a new long range strike bomber, a U.S. Air Force official said on Wednesday. "The message here is we're very close," said Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team made up of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp for a deal that could be worth $50 billion to $80 billion. The purpose of the new long-range bomber is to upgra... more »

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry Awarded Foreign Policy's 2015 Diplomat Of The Year Award

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*PJ Media*: *Kerry Accepts Diplomat of the Year Award by Detailing Four ‘Divides Holding Back America’* Secretary of State John Kerry accepted his Diplomat of the Year award last night at a Foreign Policy magazine dinner by reminding the audience that “if solutions were really obvious, then you wouldn’t need a diplomat to find them.” Kerry focused on “divides that have been holding back America and the world.” “First, here in the United States, we have to do everything that we can in order to narrow the divide between those who have never met a trade agreement they liked and tho... more »

Update on 1781 Tsunami disaster

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
[image: DSC08326] *Dongchi Road in Dongshih.* The Straits Times had a nice piece on the tsunami risk for southern Taiwan and an explanation of the massive 1781 tsunami... The scientists from Nanyang Technological University's Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) have now found that it was likely caused by an underwater landslide on the upper portion of the continental slope offshore from southwestern Taiwan. This was likely triggered by an earthquake. "A similar event today like that in the 18th century would endanger millions of lives in the coastal cities like Kaohsiung and Tainan... more »

Trump Slams Carson amid Dipping Poll Numbers in Iowa

CNN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Donald Trump participate in the Republican Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 16, 2015.] Miami (CNN) Donald Trump on Friday knocked Ben Carson as weak on trade and immigration as he reacted to two new polls showing Carson overtaking the real estate mogul for first place in Iowa. Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he was... Continue reading *“Trump Slams Carson amid Dipping Poll Numbers in Iowa”* at *cnn.com*.

Export-Import Bank Once Again Takes Center Stage in Congress

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Rep. Ted Poe] Congress is gearing up for another battle over the Export-Import Bank nearly four months after the agency's charter expired. The House of Representatives is preparing to vote Monday on a bill that would revive the bank. As opponents of Ex-Im prepare a... more »

How Shaolin Monks Develop Their Mental and Physical Mastery

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Elliot Figueira* - If there were ever an “Elightenment Boot Camp”, the Shaolin Monastery would be it. The post How Shaolin Monks Develop Their Mental and Physical Mastery appeared first on Waking Times.

No U.S. Criminal Charges In IRS Tea Party Probe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*USA Today*:* DOJ: No criminal charges in IRS Tea Party probe* WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials announced Friday that they would not seek criminal charges in a long-running inquiry into whether the IRS and former official Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups, including the Tea Party, for increased scrutiny in applications for tax-exempt status. "Our investigation uncovered substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints,'' A... more »

Infamous Seumas and 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
I was curious to see how *Newsnight* would tackle one of the biggest UK party political talking points of the week - the highly controversial appointment of the *Guardian*'s Seumas Milne to be Jeremy Corbyn's chief strategist. *Newsnight*'s editor Ian Katz was, of course, a long-time colleague of Infamous Seumas at the *Guardian, *so would it be kid gloves' treatment for the story as a result? Would the controversy be the focus of a entire *Newsnight* segment? Or would it be ignored? Well neither, it turned out. On Wednesday's edition Labour MP Lisa Nandy was asked a single que... more »

"Radiation Sensors in Major U.S. Cities Turned Off By EPA"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Radiation Sensors in Major U.S. Cities Turned Off By EPA"* "Environmental Protection Agency officials confirmed 99 of 135 beta-radiation sensors in its RadNet system—which monitors in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—aren’t working and have been turned off. Officials blame electromagnetic interference from sources such as cellphone towers and said efforts to resolve the problem have been unsuccessful." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T60X_vwkoKw Geez, I wonder how that happened? Couldn't have anything at all to do with the FACT of increasing radiation, ev... more »

Conservatism = Con Men

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
When Trump drops out, will he revert to form and start considering himself more inline with the Democrats again-- at least in terms of economic issues? As John Harwood pointed out in the *NY Times* yesterday, Trump once famously told CNN viewers that "It just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats." And it does, despite GOP caterwauling about unleashing the power of something (something that means greed) by cutting taxes so that the whole economy explodes in an avalanche of trickle-down glory. Except it doesn't. It's what all the current GOP economic and tax plans ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*UK: Children aged 11 who can't write their own name: Popularity of computer games means secondary school pupils lack basic skills * *My son played computer games from age 2 onwards without restriction. So how come he got a degree with first class honours in mathematics and now works as a computer programmer? Computers have become just a whipping boy* Children are arriving at secondary school unable to write their names properly amid the growing popularity of computer games. They are still struggling with basic handwriting by the age of 11 or 12 because couch potato lifestyles ... more »

The Fog Has Lifted

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.gogobot.com/ Robin Sears wrote this week that, on the morning after the election, the atmosphere in Ottawa had changed: A senior First Nations leader, returning to the capital by train from working hard for the ouster of the Hun, greets an old colleague with nothing more than an overly fierce handshake and a penetrating smile that lasts several seconds longer than it would have two days earlier. A member of the permanent establishment greets a colleague in its seat of power, the bar of the Rideau Club, with a raised glas... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Australian Greens panicking over nanoparticles in food* *This is typical of the way Greenies seize on low probability events and magnify them. There are some theoretical grounds for seeing nanoparticles as physically hazardous if breathed in but you don't breathe food in, you eat it. And the nano particles concerned are chemically the same as their equivalent larger particles so it is difficult to see different chemical effects from them* Food Standards Australia and New Zealand for many years claimed it was "not aware" and there was "little evidence" of manufactured nanoparticl... more »

Why Can’t Two Gay Brothers Marry?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Gay Marriage - 900] One of the strongest arguments against consensual adult incest is that incestuous unions could result in children with genetic defects, but since that concern wouldn't apply to same-sex couples, an Irish political leader has argued that gay cousins should be... more »

Still Waiting for the Truth on Benghazi

The Weekly Standard at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies 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.] Twenty-five minutes before the start of Thursday's hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Charles Woods stood alone behind the witn... more »

In Last Radio Address, Boehner Promotes School Vouchers

MARY CLARE JALONICK at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: John Boehner] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Delivering his last radio address, House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday promoted school vouchers for students in the District of Columbia. A graduate of Catholic schools, Boehner has long championed a program to give federal funds to... more »

Want to Learn Faster? Stop Multitasking And Start Daydreaming

The Guardian at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: daydreaming] Information is being created and disseminated faster than any of us can absorb it. Google estimates that humans have created more information in the past five years than in all of human history – 300 exabytes of information (300,000,000,000,000,000,000) to... Continue reading *“Want to Learn Faster? Stop Multitasking And Start Daydreaming”* at *theguardian.com*.

What is The Assassin Really About?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Passion fruit flower*. Locally-based scholar Kerim Friedman observes on Facebook of Hou Hsiao-hsien's new film, *The Assassin*: I'm also concerned about the film's politics. It seems to suggest that an independent break away province -- which unlike a neighboring state that was seized by the emperor, has been building up rapport with the people for 50 years (sound familiar?) -- is needlessly antagonizing the emperor. Doesn't this sound like Beijing's line, in which Taiwan is always cast as the troublemaker? It does call for a peaceful resolution to the division and recommends all... more »

Feds Confiscate Lethal-Injection Drugs Imported by Texas, Arizona

ASTRID GALVAN & JUSTIN PRITCHARD at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: lethal injection drug] TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal authorities have confiscated shipments of a lethal-injection chemical that Arizona and Texas tried to bring in from abroad, saying such imports are illegal -- a move that compounds the nation’s severe shortage of execution drugs.... more »

Portugal centre-right wins re-election despite bailout per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Do you know what's missing from this BBC report? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34440667 I'm not going to tell you, spend five minutes on Google to find out and prepare to be shocked!

Why the BBC doesn't monitor itself for bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
One of the less-reported things about the European Scrutiny Committee's encounter with the three top BBC bosses was that it discussed something close to our hearts: monitoring bias. What I took away from it was that after the Wilson Report into the BBC's (pro-) EU coverage, the BBC had pledged to put some form of monitoring into place but that, having tried doing so, has now abandoned monitoring again and *won't *be re-introducing it in the run-up to the EU referendum. Sir Bill Cash, repeatedly citing *News-watch*'s close monitoring of the BBC's EU coverage, argued that the BBC *... more »

Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Valued Black Lives and Religious Liberty. Liberals Fired Him.

Ken Blackwell & Bob Morrison at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Dallas, TX, August 27, 2009 — The new U.S. Fire Administrator Kelvin Cochran at the podium after being sworn in at the annual convention of International Fire Chiefs. (Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA)] For more than thirty years, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran proved that black lives matter. In a city 54% black, it was natural to show this concern day after day. It's safe to say that over his 30-year career... more »

The Synod on the Family Divided

National Review/MAGGIE GALLAGHER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: synod - 400] As I write I do not know what the final synod report will say. One of the drafters described it as being more questions than answers. "The questions will be clear," said Oswald Cardinal Gracias of Mumbai at a press... Continue reading *“The Synod on the Family Divided”* at *nationalreview.com* .


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Apologies for the lack of posts in recent days. Sue's away and I've been otherwise engaged. (Some of the perils of blogging!) One of the big BBC-related stories of the past week has been the appearance of Lord Hall, James Harding and David Jordan at parliament's European Scrutiny Committee discussing the BBC's policies in the light of the upcoming EU referendum. Two parts of the discussion have dominated the media's reporting of it: The first was that "all BBC journalists" will be sent for "mandatory training" so that they become "as well-informed as possible of the issues aroun... more »

Labour campaigns over electoral registration changes per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Read this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34621004 In other words Labour are worried that their non existent or head of family controlled votes might be lost. Which is why the BBC are worried and on the attack.

The Guest Columnist: "For decades, we have been training our young people to have the goal of “getting a job” once they get out into the real world. But in America today there are not nearly enough good jobs to go around, and this crisis is only going to accelerate as we move into the future."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 17 hours ago
------------------------------ *American Middle Class Is On The Endangered Species List * ------------------------------ October 23, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *American Middle Class Is On The Endangered Species List* Goodbye Middle Class: Guest Column by Michael Snyder *51 Percent of Americans Make Less than $30,000 per year* October 22, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “End Of The American Dream” – We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying. According t...more »

We Don’t Have to Wait until Veterans Day to Thank Our Vets

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Thanking A Veteran-900] It started with an Oct. 17 Facebook post from Tina Readus of Cape Girardeau, Mo. “Today me and my mom went in Burger King when this older gentleman was in front of us,” Readus wrote. “This young guy comes from... more »

Easy Bread

Alan Eason at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Delicious Bread] ALAN EASON -- Satan threw a major temptation at Jesus after he had been fasting forty days in the desert. Jesus was starved. “If you are the son of God, tell the stones to become bread,” Satan said. (Matthew 4:4) In essence,... more »

Oct. 23: Raise taxes on the wealthy, say Liberals!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 18 hours ago
Now, there's a policy that just grabs you by the heartstrings. Do we have people who are homeless? Hungry? Do we have children who go to school hungry? It's too bad, I guess. But, what the hell; they're used to it. Right? Meanwhile, we are ignoring the suffering of those whose need is greater. Why, that poor Mr. Irving was actually forced to pay for our forest that he is now cutting down. And he's doing it all just to create jobs for us and to make us rich. Anyway, the tax raise is the word from our very own Dominic Leblanc. He plans to stick it to the wealthiest for an increase o... more »

Spanish contemporary art - Rubén Belloso Adorna - pastel photorealism

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
my fascination with contemporary Spanish artists continues, here's photorealistic artist Rubén Belloso Adorna from Seville, Spain, using pastels to amazingly realistic and richly toned effect ...

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvglWAHDak

Discoveries of monsters under the bed

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
This blog post is partially an advertisement of the blog written by a postdoc at the Perimeter Institute who studies fancy methods to calculate scattering amplitudes in gauge theory (very serious theoretical stuff!), 4gravitons.wordpress.com (by an anonymous serious researcher) I am actually not sure about the name of the author. Because he or she has no nickname, either, I will call him or her Mr Tetragraviton. In the newest blog post When to Look under the Bed, Tetragraviton interestingly responds to the proposed semiclassical gravity experiments and the claim that the quantum ch... more »

Military Photo of the Day: October 24, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Operation Desert Storm-900] U.S. Air Force fighter jets fly over oil fires set by the retreating Iraqi army in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Thank you to all of our nation’s Gulf War veterans for your service and sacrifice. You are... more »


Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
A great post on POWERLINE by *Stephen Hayward*: THE ONLY GLOBAL WARMING CHART YOU NEED FROM NOW ON When I make charts and graphs, I generally make it a practice to scale the vertical axis of a chart from zero (0) to the upper bound of the range. Compressing a chart’s vertical axis can be grossly misleading. Stephen says that the usual warming chart looks like this: Stephen then writes: Whoa! We’re all gonna fry! But what if you display the same data with the axis starting not just from zero, but from the lower bound of the actual experienced temperature range of the earth? I had... more »

5 Times the United Nations was Completely Useless

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Deflated UN Balloon - 900] During a rapid-fire interview, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson recently told Glenn Beck: "I do not like the United Nations and unless they change I would not participate, I would defund them.” The mainstream media are treating his statement as just... more »

(A/C = Red-Baiting CIAer?)  Surveillance City USA USA USA  (Dick Picks Galore?)  Where's Waldo (Obama)?  (Trump:  "W" Knew About 9/11 Before Says NSA)  Whistleblowers Say Surveillance Makes U.S. More Vulnerable To Terrorism (Are the U.S. and Russia Forming 5 New States in the Middle-East?)  Trump Outs Bushes' Bad

If your lies are big enough and told loudly enough . . . . When Anderson Cooper — worth $100,000,000 — red-baited Bernie Sanders, he was obviously speaking for his class (and maybe working for the CIA)Who was the richest person in CNN’s Democratic presidential debate? The richest person in the Democratic presidential candidate debate on October 10 was not a candidate. The richest person

We Need Your Light

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
This Quest continues. Thanks to all of you who’ve responded via letters and posts to last week’s question! It has taken these many days to ponder them and offer more. Our collective journey affords insight as well as numerous opportunities for further expansion. As we travel – situations, people and beings show up – each of them asking for growth. This is why we came together. We can’t do this alone. Last week’s query used the words “without depending on evidence”. It was written that way deliberately. *“No evidence” asks us to “know” evidence is there without sight or sou... more »

Paul Ryan Admits He Wants To Be Speaker

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Finally, last night, Paul Ryan agreed to accept the post-Boehner Speakership. He offered the extremists in the so-called Freedom Caucus a bone, a delay in deciding what to do about the procedural motion-- a motion to vacate-- used, at least in theory, to remove a House Speaker. Should be interesting to see how many of the mental midgets fall for it. Ryan even said he was "ready and eager" and that the House Republicans are "ready to move forward as one, united team." The Party vote will be Wednesday (Ryan vs Daniel Webster, presumably) and then they have the official vote on Thurs... more »

Compensation for Kunduz and the Commodification of Civilian Casualties

Tom Gregory at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
The controversy surrounding the coalition airstrike in Kunduz continues to rumble on this week after military investigators drove an armoured personnel carrier into a hospital’s front gate. A spokesperson for the Pentagon was quick to apologise for any damage caused, telling reporters (without a hint of irony) that the team were simply trying to gain […]

The Battle for Aleppo

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*It surely seems Syrian Army has made gains in Aleppo.* *NYT's had begrudgingly acknowledged the gains-* Russia Makes an Impact in Syrian Battle for Control of Aleppo " *Syrian Army troops and allied militias inched their way closer to the contested city of Aleppo,* as a slowly developing offensive stretched into its fifth day. To the east of the city, *forces loyal to Syria*,( not Bashar Al Assad: Disinfo removed), appeared to be p*ushing to retake a military airport* *surrounded by militants with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL"* The progress of the offensive has b... more »

Musical Interlude: Karunesh, "Journey Of The Heart"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Karunesh, "Journey Of The Heart" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wq1xdVMd5I

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy and astronomers in these two galaxies would likely have spectacular views of each other's grand spiral star systems. *Click image for larger size.* As for ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Diving”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Diving”* by Chet Raymo “For my own part, I am pleased enough with surfaces - in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child's hand in your own, the flavor of an apple, the embrace of friend or lover, the silk of a girl's thigh, the sunlight on rock and leaves, the feel of music, the bark of a tree, the abrasion of granite and sand, the plunge of clear water into a pool, the face of the wind - What else is there? What else do we need?” I quote Edward Abbey, that cranky secular saint of the American West, from Desert Solitai... more »

AIM West Coast Conference Nov. 21 -- 22, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago

The Ukraine Crisis Continues Even Though The Guns Are 'Quiet'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Tom Burridge, BBC News*: *Ukraine conflict: Guns fall silent but crisis remains* Since Russia embarked on its foreign policy venture in Syria, you could be forgiven for thinking that the crisis in eastern Ukraine was over. The guns have largely fallen silent, more than 18 months after Russia annexed Crimea and pro-Russian rebels took control of large areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. The diplomatic language has become more positive. Russia's Vladimir Putin and President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine met in Paris earlier this month and, shortly afterwards, local elections planned in t... more »

3rd Quarter Fundraising For The Blue America-Endorsed House Candidates And Their Opponents

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
[image: Goal Thermometer] I'm working on a colossal multi-part investigative piece about how the DCCC undermines and sabotages the campaigns of progressive candidates and it's going to be a couple more days before I have all the pieces neatly tied together. But since the investigation had me pouring over FEC reports, I thought I'd share with you the third quarter financial results from the candidates for the House that Blue America has endorsed. Keep in mind, you can contribute to any or all of these men and women at this Blue America ActBlue page. As you can see, some of our candi... more »

Eventually They Figure Things Out

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
https://www.cdh2a.com/ Monday's election was historic. But the corporate media and its scribes are already trying to re-write history. Michael Harris writes: Nor is there much more of the historian in Paul Wells’ touching but mostly irrelevant comment that he still likes Harper, whom he believes will be seen by history as an estimable prime minister, maybe even a *great* one. And John Ibbitson, who saw Harper's 2011 election as a Big Shift, still hasn't grasped what happened on Monday: It was curious to see another author and ... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Searching For Meaning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Searching For Meaning”* by Paulo Coelho “At such a moment it is not the physical pain which hurts the most (and this applies to adults as much as to punished children); it is the mental agony caused by the injustice, the unreasonableness of it all.” - Viktor Frankl “Terrible as it was, Viktor Frankl’s experience in Auschwitz reinforced what was already one of his key ideas. Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life. F... more »

"Three Musts..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy." - Albert Ellis

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Seasons And Cycles..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.” ~ Truman Capote

The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Human Seasons"* "Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings He furleth close; contented so to look On mists in idleness—to let fair things Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook. He has his Winter too of pale misfeature, Or else he would forego his mortal natur... more »

“Fukushima: the First (Admitted) Cancers Emerge”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Fukushima: the First (Admitted) Cancers Emerge”* by Oliver Tickell “The Japanese government has made its first admission that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear plant developed cancer as a following decontamination work after the 2011 disaster. The man worked at the damaged plant for over a year, during which he was exposed to 19.8 millisieverts of radiation, four times the Japanese exposure limit. He is suffering from leukemia. The former Fukushima manager Masao Yoshida also contracted cancer of the oesophagus after the disaster and died in 2013 – but the owner and operator of t...more »

Tonight's Movie Is Assembly ( English Sub )

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *Wikipedia*: Assembly is a 2007 Chinese war film written by Liu Heng and directed by Feng Xiaogang. It starred Zhang Hanyu, Deng Chao, Yuan Wenkang, Tang Yan, Wang Baoqiang, Liao Fan, Hu Jun, Ren Quan and Li Naiwen. The film, ostensibly portraying an anti-war theme, was first released on 20 December 2007. It won the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards and the 2009 Golden Rooster Awards for Best Film.

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