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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

29 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

Russian Air Force Antonov An-12
Russian Air Force Antonov An-12 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Russian Air Force Let L-410UVP-ERussian Air Force Let L-410UVP-E (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Russian Air Force Kamov Ka-50.English: Russian Air Force Kamov Ka-50. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A Tupolev Tu-160 of the Russian Air F...English: A Tupolev Tu-160 of the Russian Air Force at MAKS in 2007. Français : Un Tupolev Tu-160 de l'armée de l'air russe lors du Salon international aérospatial de Moscou, en 2007. ქართული: რუსეთის სამხედრო-საჰაერო ძალების ტუ-160 МАКС-ის ავიაშოუზე 2007 წელს. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-35 perf...English: A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-35 performing at MAKS 2009 air show in Moscow. Français : Un Soukhoï Su-35 de l'armée de l'air Russe fait une démonstration durant le Salon international aérospatial de Moscou (MAKS) en 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Russian Air Force MiG-25PU. Français ...English: Russian Air Force MiG-25PU. Français : Un avion Mikoyan-Gourevitch MiG-25 de l'armée de l'air russe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sukhoi Su-30 of the Russian Air Force inflight...Sukhoi Su-30 of the Russian Air Force inflight over Russia in June 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The Power Of Russian Social Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 minutes ago
Russian servicemen unload a coffin containing the body of Vadim Kostenko, a member of the Russian air force's support staff in Syria, from a truck near his family's house in Grechanaya Balka, Russia, Oct. 27, 2015. *VOA:* *Russia's Social Media Sleuths Uncover Info Authorities Want Hidden* MOSCOW - The news of Russia's first casualty among its troops in Syria is remarkable not only because his family doubts the official explanation for his death — that he committed suicide — but also for the fact that it was uncovered by social media sleuths. Conflict Intelligence Team, an online g... more »

Being a Minority and a Conservative is Not a Contradiction

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 27 minutes ago
[image: Ben Carson3 - 900] Here’s something you may not know: Dr. Ben Carson is black. Of course, I’m being a little cute here. The only way you wouldn’t know he’s black is if you were blind and only listened to the news. For instance, Tuesday on... more »

Who Was The Biggest Liar In The CNBC Republican Debate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 27 minutes ago
The above rant-- about Marco Rubio lying his ass off-- by conservative former Congressman Joe Scarborough (R-FL) is the sort of treatment normally reserved for Hillary Clinton. But, yes, Rubio flat-out lied in front of 14 million people during the Boulder debate. What Scarborough was referring to was this exchange between moderator Becky Quick and young Marco: QUICK: Senator Rubio, you yourself have said that you've had issues. You have a lack of bookkeeping skills. You accidentally inter-mingled campaign money with your personal money. You faced foreclosure on a second home that... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 41 minutes ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MzHqkNBwo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 41 minutes ago
“Stars are sometimes born in the midst of chaos. About 3 million years ago in the nearby galaxy M33, a large cloud of gas spawned dense internal knots which gravitationally collapsed to form stars. NGC 604 was so large, however, it could form enough stars to make a globular cluster. *Click image for larger size.* Many young stars from this cloud are visible in the above image from the Hubble Space Telescope, along with what is left of the initial gas cloud. Some stars were so massive they have already evolved and exploded in a supernova. The brightest stars that are left emit light s... more »

Chet Raymo, “LEGO”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 41 minutes ago
*“LEGO”* by Chet Raymo “OK, I'm a sucker for this sort of thing. Here is the cover for the November 30, 2012 issue of Science. Eighty curious, colorful shapes that look more or less like units of type from an old-style printing press where the text was assembled letter by letter. In fact, if you look closely, you will find the alphabet and numerical digits. Or a super-complicated LEGO set. What is it? I you had asked me to guess, I would have been at a loss. As it turns out, these are computer-generated schematic representations of 3-D shapes built from a "LEGO" set of short stran... more »

AVRO Vulcan XH558 Final Flight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago

PKK Challenges Barazani in Iraq- One ring to rule them all?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 hour ago
Yesterday one of the commenters mentioned a new (to me) group in Iraq's Kurdish area. Maybe some others have heard of the Gorran group previously? I hadn't. But, they sure are interesting... AnonymousOctober 28, 2015 at 10:08 AM who is behind the movement http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Oct-28/320562-iraqi-kurdish-pm-appoints-new-ministers-after-expulsions.ashx Replies 1. PennyOctober 28, 2015 at 10:12 AM "who is behind the movement" 1. The Gorran movement? Yah, I see that mentioned. Not a clue. Of course this *Gorran movement* piq... more »

U.S. Defense Industry Described In One Sentence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A high-tech U.S. military blimp designed to detect a missile attack is pictured coming to the ground in Montour County, Pennsylvania, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/SECV8, A SEGMENT OF SERVICE ELECTRIC CABLEVISION *WNU Editor:* From *Eric Palmer's Blog *.... *.... "A high-tech US military blimp designed to detect a missile attack has come loose from its moorings and is floating free."* And there is more .... *A recent investigation by the Baltimore Sun found the programme had been "hobbled by defective software, vulnerability to bad weather and poor reliability".Again, describes ... more »

Bernie’s Conspiracy Theory

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Socialist Bernie Sanders Enters the Presidential Race - as a Democrat] Bernie Sanders is the most prominent conspiracy theorist in America. He runs around the country saying that the economy is “rigged” by what he calls “the billionaire class.” Sanders doesn’t mean this metaphorically. He’s dead serious. As he put it... more »

In The End, It All Comes Down To Taxes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The Koch brothers even looked like fascists when they were kids Last night two Hillary partisans, Peter Daou and Tom Watson, authors of July's persuasive The Great American Brainwash: Half a Billion Dollars to Turn the Public against Hillary. published a follow-up, Republican Billionaires Bankroll Shadowy New Anti-Hillary Group. They start by quoting Rebecca Ballhaus' piece at the *Wall Street Journal* yesterday about "[a] collection of top GOP operatives, financed by prominent Republican donors... launching two new groups to take aim at Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Cl... more »

The Jeb Bush Campaign Has Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Image: Creative Commons/Flickr. *W. James Antle III, National Interest:* *The Jeb Bush Collapse Has Arrived* *Bush may well hand the party establishment its first nomination loss since his father was beaten by Ronald Reagan in 1980.* Jeb Bush’s stunning collapse in Wednesday night’s debate was an apt symbol of the 2016 Republican presidential race so far. For all the talk of the combined vote share going to candidates like Donald Trump and Ben Carson, individually they are polling little better than Pat Buchanan in 1996. The real story is the weakness of the Republican establishme... more »

How Australian English acquired its unique accent: Booze!

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 3 hours ago
I tend to doubt this theory, but an Australian university lecturer says his country's accent came about as a consequence of that nation's earliest English-speaking settlers being drunk all the time: In an impassioned call for Australian schools to teach verbal expression and delivery, Dean Frenkel, a public speaking and communication lecturer at Melbourne’s Victoria University, said “drunken Aussie-speak” was formed generations ago but has continued to be passed on to children by sober parents. “Our forefathers regularly got drunk together and through their frequent interactions ... more »

Skip the Investigations, Win the Election

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the Senate Judiciary's Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts Subcommittee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Koskinen continued to face questions about alleged IRS targeting of political groups for extra scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt status.] WASHINGTON -- At a certain point, you have to realize you can’t hit a fastball. House Republicans don’t quite get that they are hopeless at oversight hearings. Th... more »

DC Cop Breaks Up Fight By Challenging Girl to a Dance Off

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: DC Cop Breaks Up Fight By Challenging Girl to a Dance Off] A police officer in Washington, D.C., challenged a local teenager to a dance off in order to break up a potential fight and a video of the incident went viral after being posted on Facebook. The officer approached a group... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "And Yet..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"And Yet..."* "And yet, though we strain against the deadening grip of daily necessity, I sense there is this mystery: All life is being lived. Who is living it then? Is it the things themselves, or something waiting inside them, like an unplayed melody in a flute? Is it the winds blowing over the waters? Is it the branches that signal to each other? Is it flowers interweaving their fragrances or streets, as they wind through time?" ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Paulo Coelho, "Do You Feel Useful?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Do You Feel Useful?"* by Paulo Coelho "Ask a flower in the field: ‘Do you feel useful? After all, you do nothing but produce the same flowers over and over?’ And the flower will answer: ‘I am beautiful, and beauty is my reason for living.’ Ask the river: ‘Do you feel useful, given that all you do is to keep flowing in the same direction?’ And the river will answer: ‘I’m not trying to be useful, I’m trying to be a river.’ Nothing in this world is useless in the eyes of God. Not a leaf from a tree falls, not a hair from your head, not even an insect dies because it was of no use. ... more »

Psychology: "The Sheeple Effect: Brain Shuts Off in Response to Healer's Prayer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The Sheeple Effect: Brain Shuts Off in Response to Healer's Prayer" by Andy Coghlan "When we fall under the spell of a charismatic figure, areas of the brain responsible for scepticism and vigilance become less active. That's the finding of a study which looked at people's response to prayers spoken by someone purportedly possessing divine healing powers. To identify the brain processes underlying the influence of charismatic individuals, Uffe Schjødt of Aarhus University in Denmark and colleagues turned to Pentecostal Christians, who believe that some people have divinely inspired... more »

"Know What's Weird?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon... everything's different." - Calvin, from "Calvin and Hobbes"

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

How The Islamic State Spread In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A building smolders after a Syrian airstrike in Damascus in January 2013. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters) *David Ignatius, Washington Post:* *How ISIS Spread in the Middle East* *And how to stop it* “It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been written about the contemporary Middle East. We have been living the Islamic State forwards, surprised at every ... more »

High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of Marine Discharged for Refusing to Remove Bible Verses

Casey Harper at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: The verse LCpl Sterling posted along the top of her computer monitor] The highest U.S. military court has agreed to take up the case of a Marine who was reduced in rank, court-martialed and given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove Bible verses from her work station. Monifa Sterling, who was a lance corporal... more »

Sacked Gay Priest Accuses The Vatican Of Creating Hell For Catholics

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A gay priest accused the Catholic Church of hypocrisy after he was fired by the Vatican on the day he announced he was in a relationship with another man Father Krzystof Charamsa says the clergy is ‘full of homosexuals’ and the ‘brutal’ Church is creating ‘hell’ on earth for millions of gay Catholics. The Daily Mail reports: In a scathing letter to Pope Francis, he accused the Vatican of hypocrisy because he said the clergy was ‘full of homosexuals’. He also condemned the Church for causing ‘immeasurable suffering’ to homosexual Catholics and their families. In the letter, released ... more »

High School Runner Disqualified for Helping Hurt Rival Has No Regrets

The Huffington Post at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Runner Helps Opponent Inspiration -] This high school athlete who made a selfless sacrifice deserves first place in sportsmanship. Zachary Hougland, a 17-year-old senior and member of Iowa’s Davis High School cross country team, competed at a meet last week and finished first, according to... Continue reading *“High School Runner Disqualified for Helping Hurt Rival Has No Regrets”* at *huffingtonpost.com*.

State of the Polls: Which Numbers Matter?

Ozy.com at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Trump and supporters - 400] To many in the body politic, the biggest losers of the 2016 election season have been mainstream media pundits. Their heads are now in constant swivel, their talking points wrong almost as soon as they are intoned -- especially in... Continue reading *“State of the Polls: Which Numbers Matter?”* at *ozy.com*.

US Navy Scrambles F-18’s After Russian Planes Approach Warship

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
US Navy officials said on Thursday that two Russian reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft flew within a nautical mile of USS Ronald Reagan, east of the Korean peninsula. Thomson Reuters Trust.org reports: News media reports said the incident occurred in international waters east of the Korean peninsula. A U.S. Navy official said two Russian TU-142 “Bear” aircraft flew within a nautical mile of the Reagan, prompting it to launch four F-18 fighter jets to escort the planes away from the ship. F/A-18 Hornet The TU-145 Bear is a long-range anti-submarine warfare plane and a variant... more »

Stingray Surveillance Devices Used To Listen In On Cell Phones

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
It is now documented that the authorities and the police can use Stingray surveillance tools to listen in on people’s private calls. It was known that the secretive devises were capable of tracking people but it has now been revealed that the cell-site simulators can wirelessly take over a cell phone and use it as a bug to listen in. Russia Today reports: Stingrays, cell-site simulators, are suitcase-sized devices that work by mimicking cell towers and intercepting the signals of mobile phones. This can be used to get information on the contacts, messages and even location of the own... more »

NATO Sending 4,000 Soldiers Towards Russia In Face-off With Putin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
4,000 NATO soldiers may be sent to the Russian border as tensions with Vladimir Putin increase. NATO say they are considering placing troops across Poland and 3 other Baltic states, in a signal that many are saying indicates that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization view Russia as an enemy. Mirror.co.uk reports: Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pfifer said that reports of Nato considering sending soldiers is a sign that Russia is now viewed “not as the partner we’d hoped for over the past 20-odd years, but more as a potential adversary”. He added: “You’re starting to turn t... more »

New 9/11 Evidence: CIA Built Remote-Controlled Passenger Jets

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The late 9/11 researcher and pilot Philip Marshall had allegedly been given some “smoking gun” information on the 9/11 attacks that proved the CIA had developed commercial airliners that were fabricated to look like normal passenger jets, but which could be remote controlled to fly into the twin towers. Infowars.com reports: Sometime during 2012, when the late 9/11 researcher, author, and veteran Boeing 757 and 767 pilot Philip Marshall was contacted by a few of his old CIA colleagues from his days as a contract pilot for “the Company,” little did he realize what secrets would awai... more »

Vladimir Putin: ‘Global Warming Is A Fraud’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that global warming is a “fraud”, and the myth of man-made global warming is being perpetuated by the West in order to prevent Russia from using its vast oil and natural gas reserves. Putin has said that “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries, including Russia”. Dailycaller.com reports: “That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general,” Belkovsky said. Putin has been casting doubt on man-made global warming since the e... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks to U.S. troops from the 82nd Airborne Division at the Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Iraq, July 23, 2015. *Sharon Behn, VOA*: *Defining US Role in Iraq: Combat or Not?* WASHINGTON - After months of skirting the issue of whether American forces are in combat in Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren was clear on Wednesday: “Of course it’s combat.” Asked about a joint Kurdish Peshmerga-U.S. force raid freeing a number of prisoners from an Islamic State jail in Hawija on October 22, Warren acknowledged it was a “combat action.” ... more »

the society of the spectacle

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
the society of the spectacle

Is Greenland Really Melting?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/greenland-is-melting-really/ Ron Clutz introduces a bit of sanity into the scare stories about Greenland: The media blitz ahead of the Paris climate conference is well underway and you can expect sources like the New York Times to publish many stories along these lines. This one evokes the WWII headline, […]

Friday Morning Ramble, 29.10.15

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: image] “The same category, but not the same risk.” Idiots. *Processed meat and cancer risk* – KIWIBLOG “It’s also a reminder to progressives – who advocate for more public-funded media in response to the collapse of the commercial media model – that state-funded media has its own problems.” *Maori TV and the mediapocalypse* – DIM POST Advice. Not just for Nicky Hager. *If You Support The Voluntary Transactions of Capitalism, Avoid NZ Banks* – Mark Hubbard, LIFE BEHIND THE IRON DRAPE A leftie ‘fesses up. “The big criticism of the Trans Pacific Partnership isn't so much... more »

Mohawk Nation News TRUDEAU'S TRUTH

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago

Anunnaki Are Returning To Earth Imminently, Says Researcher

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
According to a researcher, the Anunnaki are due to return to the Earth to “fix what they had messed up” (our junk DNA) in order to fast-track a spiritual awakening and evolution in human consciousness. Junk DNA (as its called by modern science) contains dormant genetics that separate us from being literal Gods. In5d.com reports: According to the research of Gregg Braden, we only have 20 of the 64 codons in our DNA “turned on”. One must ask, “Why would Creator/Source limit our genetic capabilities by turning off most of our DNA?” Hypothetically, if we can figure out how to turn on t... more »

New Super Deadly Toxic Herbicide Resistant GMO Food Released

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently approved of GMOs that are resistant to new herbicides, and will thus unleash new deadly toxic herbicides across the nation’s agricultural land. Healthmasters.com reports: Previously, nearly all GMO crops approved for planting were engineered for resistance to a single herbicide: Monsanto’s Top Selling product Roundup (glyphosate). The widespread adoption of these crops led to an explosion in Roundup use, which in turn spurred the evolution of Roundup resistance in agricultural weeds. In response to the proliferation of Roundup-resista... more »

Russia Warns US Of “Unpredictable Consequences” In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russia have said that the US involvement of ground troops in Syria in the fight against ISIS violates international law. Chairman of the Russian Upper House committee for foreign affairs, Konstantin Kosachev, has said that the US is likely to “get trapped” in the ongoing conflict and that “the consequences will be absolutely unpredictable”. Zerohedge.com reports: Finally, there’s the possibility that if the US puts boots on the ground in Syria in support of the “moderate” rebels, those troops will be killed by Russia and Iran (which Dunford said on Tuesday likely has “more than 1,00... more »

BBC Journalist Has Laptop Seized Under ‘Counter-Terrorism’ Laws

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
British police have used counter-terrorism laws to seize the laptop of a BBC journalist working on the Newsnight program, so that they could read communications between Secunder Kermani and a member of ISIS. The BBC have confirmed that the police obtained an order from a judge under the Terrorism Act, forcing the Broadcaster to hand over communications between Kermani and an ISIS member featured in a Newsnight report. Huffingtonpost.co.uk reports: The editor of Newsnight, Ian Katz, said on Wednesday: “While we would not seek to obstruct any police investigation, we are concerned th... more »

Netanyahu Said He Would ‘Kill Himself’ If Iran Deal Goes Through

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Earlier this year Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised to “kill himself” should the US-Iran nuclear deal go ahead, saying he would top himself should Congress accept the deal. Now that the deal is going ahead, we wonder whether Netanyahu will stay true to his promise? Alarabiya.net reports: According to Haaretz newspaper, citing his spokespeople, Netanyahu made the threat in an attempt to leverage Israeli security, which he believes is threatened by Iran’s nuclear accord. “Netanyahu’s spokespeople said he plans to ‘kill himself’ pursuing the last remaining option f... more »

French Mathematicians blast AGW as “absurd, costly and pointless crusade"”.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
A White Paper drawn up by the Société de Calcul Mathématique SA, a society of French mathematicians, is headed *"The battle against global warming: an absurd, costly and pointless crusade."* (LINK) All public policies, in France, Europe and throughout the world, find their origin and inspiration in the battle against global warming. The initial credo is simple: temperatures at the surface of the planet have been rising constantly for the past thirty years, and human beings are to blame. This is leading to all sorts of discussions, conferences and regulations, which are having an... more »

Big Mountain: On-Land, Decolonized-Spirited Gathering, Nov. 21 - 27th & Beyond

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
. By NaBahii Keediniihii Censored News Yaa'at'eeh (Good Greetings) Relatives and Comrades, I hope that you and your families are enjoying the fall climate or the seasonal changes, and that you are being thankful for each day.  We, myself and a few non-Native and Dineh, wish to tell you about a need of urgency that is taking place in the remote lands of Big Mountain. Also we wish to

Is Planned Parenthood Illegally Performing Partial-Birth Abortions, or Did It Lie?

The Federalist at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: pregnancy - 424] When the Supreme Court upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2007, abortionists who had been insisting partial-birth abortions were necessary to protect women's health instantly stopped doing them. At least, that's what we are supposed to believe. But the... Continue reading *“Is Planned Parenthood Illegally Performing Partial-Birth Abortions, or Did It Lie?”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Reconciling the Police and the Inner City — A New Campaign Seizes the Challenge

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: We're All In OBS - 900] Last week, an NYPD cop was gunned down in cold blood, the fourth New York police officer murdered in less than a year. Before the funeral arrangements for Officer Randolph Holder were even set, the Black Lives Matter movement was back...more »

Lone Survivors

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 5 hours ago
A million years ago, our *Homo erectus* ancestors consisted of maybe 20,000 breeding individuals, according to wizards who speculate on the hidden secrets of DNA. This is similar to the current population of chimpanzees or gorillas. The ancestors lived in scattered pockets of Africa, at a time when Earth was a paradise of abundant life. From these ancient roots, a number of hominid species evolved, but only *Homo sapiens* still survives, at seven-point-something billion and growing. The chimps and gorillas continue to live in a manner similar to their ancestors of a million year... more »

Digital Image of the Ramey Memo

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
There has been some discussion that suggests our research into the Ramey memo has been accomplished behind closed doors in a manner similar to the way the Not Roswell Slides were investigated. While we certainly did arrange with those at the University of Texas – Arlington to make new scans of the negative, it was not for sinister purposes. Arrangements, which including several experts in forensic photography who donated their time, were difficult to make in all came together in April of 2015. They spent several long days preparing to make the scans, accomplishing that work, and ens... more »

America Demand Britain Do NOT Leave Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The US has urged Britain not to leave Europe, and has threatened on abandoning a free trade deal with Britain should voters chose to leave the European Union in a referendum. US trade representative, Michael Froman, made his remarks on Wednesday, and its the first time a senior US official has made comment on the matter. The Guardian reports: Froman’s comments on Wednesday undermine a key economic argument deployed by proponents of exit, who say Britain would prosper on its own and be able to secure bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with trading partners. The US is Britain’s b... more »

World News Briefs -- October 29, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*VOA*: *US, Russia, Iran Seek to Bridge Gaps on Syria* VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting separately with his Iranian and Russian counterparts in Vienna, before international talks on Syria the top U.S. diplomat has called "the most promising" opportunity in years to end the country's bloody conflict. In addition to one-on-one talks with Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif and Russia's Sergei Lavrov, Kerry is taking part in informal meetings Thursday on Syria with senior diplomats from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Austria and the EU. “We’ll see what happens,” said Ke... more »

Oct. 29: So much news it's too much news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
But the Irving press spares you the pain of too much reading. It's foreign news isn't really foreign at all. In fact, I'm not sure there is such a thing as foreign news any more. isn't even next door. And that seems likely to come home to us right here in Moncton very, very soon. That is a reality of today's world that seems not to have struck home to the Irving press which still reads like a 1920s, small-town booster sheet. Today's front page has a lead fearlessly explored by two-fisted reporter Brent Mazerolle. “New Codiac RCMP HQ planned for 2019”. Eat your heart out, Clark Kent... more »

Recap of the Foreign Policy Content in 3rd GOP Debate

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
Done. Here is the transcript. You can scour it for an odd line from Christie about “isolationism” or “ISIS.” There was a question about climate change which lasted for all of a minute where Christie fumbled something about investing in clean energy but not through the government. There was a bit more in undercard debate, […]

Why is Wheat Such A Problem in the Modern Diet?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - The wheat which used to nourish our ancestors has become a scourge to our health. Find out why. The post Why is Wheat Such A Problem in the Modern Diet? appeared first on Waking Times.

Ex-Iran President: Iran Considered Nuclear Weapons During 1980s Iraq War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani *Reuters*: *Iran considered nuclear weapons during 1980s Iraq war, ex-president says* DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran considered pursuing a nuclear deterrent when it began its nuclear programme in the 1980s, during an eight-year war with Iraq, a former president has been quoted as saying. Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's comments comes at a sensitive moment, as Iran implements an agreement reached with world powers in July aimed at curbing its nuclear programme, to allay Western fears it was trying to build an atomic bomb. The Interna... more »

Ziommbie Rock

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Songs about disaae and Zomi= in low key I lov them

Climate Engineering

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
The US military has studied and worked on 'weather modification' programs for years. One example can be seen *here* Do you ever look up and see the sky filled with these long white chemtrails? I've seen them where they cross each other back and forth across the horizon - a spider web of sorts. Not at all natural. The old days of short contrails from planes are now rare but still visible. Why these long chemtrails? What happens to the future generations when they can no longer drink the water or breathe the air? What happens to our relations in the sea? What about the bees ... more »

Trey Gowdy And Paul Ryan-- What A Team!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday it was Trey Gowdy-- South Carolina's walking advertisement for extreme botox malpractice-- who nominated Paul Ryan to be speaker. For those who have short memories, Michigan Democratic congressional candidate, Paul Clements, reminded his supporters that Ryan, more than anything else, represents "an extremist vision of American domestic policy. The *Path to Prosperity* outlined by his budget proposal seeks to do many things, like... *•* Dismantling Medicare *•* Repealing the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act *•* Dramatic cuts to food aid for the impoverished (remember his c... more »

Carlos Santana: While My Guitar Gently Weeps... "I don't know why nobody told you how to unfold your love..."

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
Lyrics: While My Guitar Gently Weeps I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping While my guitar gently weeps I look at the floor and I see it need sweeping Still my guitar gently weeps I don't know why nobody told you how to unfold you love I don't know how someone controlled you they bought and sold you I look at the world and I notice it's turning While my guitar gently weeps With every mistake we must surely be learning Still my guitar gently weeps I don't know how you were diverted you were perverted too I don't know how you were inverted no one alerted you I look at y... more »

Media as a bunch of lame, dishonest, left-wing attack dogs

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
Yesterday, CNBC hosted the Republican debate before the primaries. It was supposed to be a confrontation between the GOP candidates themselves and a comparison of their policies. Instead, it unavoidably morphed into a battle between politicians who care about the essence on one side; and demagogic superficial hostile journalists on the other side. Ted Cruz has summarized the juvenile behavior of the would-be moderators most eloquently: The questions basically were: Trump, are you a comic book villain? Carson, can you do math? Rubio, why won't you resign? Bush, why have your numbe... more »

Every Icelander To Get Paid From Sale Of Bank

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Not only has Iceland jailed its corrupt bankers over their involvement in the financial crisis of 2008, but now every Icelander is to receive a payout from the sale of one the country’s largest banks. Bjarni Benediktsson, the minister of finance has promised that each Icelander will get a 30,000 ISK (Icelandic Krona) pay-out for the proposed Íslandsbanki bank sale. Grapevine reports: Speaking to attendees of the national convention of the Independence Party, of which Bjarni is the chairperson, Kjarninn reports that he submitted the idea that 5% of Íslandsbanki’s shares be distribute... more »

Remembering Diane Charlemagne

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
I was saddened to hear the passing of Diane Charlemagne, the woman who gave voice to many incredible dance hits over the years. There is an appropriate way of remembering her, and that's by cranking it up *very loud*.

Dear Reince, What Did You Learn From Last Night’s Debate?

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Reince Priebus - 900] Dear Reince, Last night's debate was a complete mess. It was like we were watching the lost chapters of The Hunger Games in which the Capitol elites bring together district leaders in the hopes that they will destroy each other. Fortunately,...more »

Ross Douthat and the Catholic Academy

Word on Fire/Bishop Robert Barron at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Arched entryway to the University of St. Thomas campus in Saint Paul, Minnesota.] Many years ago, a local Chicago sportscaster named Howard Sudberry recounted a curious controversy surrounding a major league baseball game. Late in the contest, the team that would eventually win was up by ten runs. A player for that squad... Continue reading *“Ross Douthat and the Catholic Academy”* at *wordonfire.org*.

U.S. Wants To Expand Its Military Operations In Iraq. Iraq Says 'No Thank-You'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*USA Today*:* U.S. looking at expanding role on ground in Iraq, Syria* The Pentagon is considering plans that would place U.S. advisers closer to ground combat in Iraq and Syria in a move that could amount to a major escalation in its war against the Islamic State, a senior defense official told USA TODAY. The potential move reflects growing concern at top government levels that U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq are not making sufficient progress against the Islamic State. The official, who is familiar with the plans, was not authorized to discuss the possible changes pub... more »

Anesthesia – The Queen of Cryptocracy

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Zen Gardner *- Mental conditioning is the name of the game for the designers and propagators of the matrix. The post Anesthesia – The Queen of Cryptocracy appeared first on Waking Times.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 29th October)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 8 hours ago
Average UK living standards return to pre-recession levels, thanks only to soaring pensions. Workers are still waiting The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the latest snapshot of household incomes. It shows that, more than seven years after the financial crisis, the losses suffered in the most severe downturn of the modern age had finally been recouped. But the ONS said the

Supplemental: Rubio drops the bomb in debate!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015And other signs of the times:* The functioning of our upper-end press corps is just amazingly low. Given their incomes and social cachet, it's amazing how unimpressive they tend to be. Last night's Republican debate provided a gruesome case in point. Repeatedly, the questions were both snarky/negative *and* unchallenging at the same time. Intellectual rigor never quite entered the building. Opportunistically, the candidates kept noting the snark and the negativity. This let them extend a familiar old charge concerning alleged liberal bias. Becky Quick p... more »

Barnstorming the strategic vote

Alison at Creekside - 9 hours ago
CBC : Liberal voters in Victoria confused after candidate drops out "Jean Oliver lives in Victoria and is a long time Green Party supporter. But in advanced polls, she decided to vote strategically, and cast a ballot for the Liberals by ticking Thomas's name.Oliver is worried that less informed voters will be casting ballots Monday based on misinformation." I worry about that too. Three things to note here : The "long time Green Party supporter" in the Victoria riding decides to "vote strategically" for the Liberals even though : 1. the Liberal candidate Cheryl Thomas had withdra... more »

Iran Admiral: Will Soon Dispatch A 'Fleet of Warships' To The Atlantic Ocean

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Illustrative photo of an Iranian warship (Alex Hicks, Wikimedia Commons) *Times of Israel:* *Iran to send ‘fleet of warships’ to the Atlantic Ocean* Tehran’s navy chief says vessels will ‘soon berth’ at Atlantic ports Iran intends to dispatch “a fleet of warships” to the Atlantic Ocean shortly, the semi-state Fars news agency reported Thursday, quoting the regime’s navy chief. “Our warships will soon berth at ports in the Atlantic Ocean,” Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari promised at a ceremony on Wednesday marking the return to port of Iranian warships that Fars said ... more »

Red Cross: No Reports Of Alleged Russian Airstrikes On Syrian Hospitals

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The top executive for the Red Cross has said that personnel on the ground in Syria have not reported any Russian airstrikes on civilian targets including hospitals. Russia was accused last week of bombing a number of hospitals in Syria, an allegation that has been flatly denied by the Russian Defense Ministry. Western media have published a number of reports claiming that Russian jets are targeting civilians. In the video below Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), speaks to RT saying he is unaware of any such incidents. RT... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESAGE #107 WHO IS "WHITE SPIRITUAL BOY"? SASHA'S FRIEND GENERAL MICHAEL TSAO,Status of Neil Keenan, Condensation/Compression of the Cosmos/Realms Count of Merged/Anchored Spheres

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
The purported "Spiritual White Boy" 5 Star General of the Financial Systems and Sasha Stone https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153760785953487&set=a.10150174396183487.343293.685163486&type=3&theater*AK NOTE: I have been unable to independently verify a retired General Tsao exists in Indoesia.* [10/28/15, 9:39:17 AM] AK/Terran: [10/28/15, 1:31:59 AM] Terran: AK: Who is White Spiritual Boy? Same person Sasha Stone is talking about? [10/28/15, 1:34:29 AM] *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN THE TITLE OF WHITE SPIRITUAL BOY IS A CODE NAME FOR THE ESSENCE WHO WOULD SIGNAL THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
10/29/15, 4:08:00 PM] AK/Terran: AK: What was the origin of the dinosaur era on Earth? What purpose did it serve? [10/29/15, 4:09:07 PM] *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN THE DINOSAUR TIMELINE WAS AN EXPERIMENT IN DNA SPLICING. IT WAS OF A SHORT DURATION BUT PRODUCED MANY DIVERSE FORMS OF REPTILE SPECIES. IN LOVEJOY. END.* AK: Did any original essences create the Dinosaurs? Or was that the work of the One/*[Draco King]*? [10/29/15, 5:35:13 PM] *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN. MANY OF THE ORIGINAL ESSENCES WERE INVOLVED IN THE DREATION OF DINOSAURS. THE ONE/**[Draco King] **TOOK IT TO A NEW LEVEL. IN L... more »

Plane Catches Fire on Runway at Fort Lauderdale Airport

CNN at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: plane fire - 400] A Boeing 767 caught fire while taxiing for departure Thursday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, a Federal Aviation Administration official said. The pilot of an aircraft traveling behind Dynamic International Airways Flight 405 reported fuel was leaking from... Continue reading *“Plane Catches Fire on Runway at Fort Lauderdale Airport”* at *cnn.com*.

Duplicated data, “careless errors” expire lung cancer paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
A paper about the molecular details of lung cancer is being retracted for repeating datasets and “careless errors” in a pair of figures. According to the note, the editor of Carcinogenesis wouldn’t have known about the problems if he hadn’t been tipped off that the paper by first author, XiaoJuan Sun — a researcher at Shenzhen […] The post Duplicated data, “careless errors” expire lung cancer paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"If You Caught A Glimpse..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If you caught a glimpse of your own death, would that knowledge change the way you live the rest of your life?" - Paco Ahlgren, "Discipline"

"The Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“Insanity in individuals is something rare, but in groups, parties, nations and epochs it is the rule.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

“Measuring Radiation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Measuring Radiation”* By Russell D. Hoffman “What are Curies, Becquerels, Rems, Rads, Grays, Sieverts, Roentgens, Q, RBE etc.? Here are some answers (quotes are taken from my book, "The Code Killers." Free download link below.) Let's start with a *Curie*: "An amount of radioactivity defined as 3.7 *10^18 decays per second... about equal to the radioactivity of one gram of pure radium. Replaced by the Becquerel (Bq)." *Becquerel*: "Exactly one radioactive decay per second. Abbreviated Bq." So those are just different measurements for the same thing: Radioactive decays per unit of... more »

China Turns Tables on US-Backed Agitators

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
US impotence in the South China Sea isn't the only battle it is losing against China. *October 30, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The Economist had published an article titled, "And the law won: The rise and fall of China’s civil-rights lawyers says much about the Communist Party’s approach to the rule of law." The long-winded and pretentious title would have been more accurate if instead of "China's civil-rights lawyers," it said "US-backed agitators." Because that is precisely who the Economist is writing about, a deep and extensive network built upon millions upon millions of dol... more »

Economic Growth in U.S. Cools in Third Quarter as Companies Rein In Inventories

Bloomberg at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Economy Display Stock Market Charts - 400] The economy in the U.S. expanded at a slower pace in the third quarter as companies took advantage of gains in consumer and business spending to reduce bloated stockpiles. Gross domestic product grew at a 1.5 percent annual rate, in... Continue reading *“Economic Growth in U.S. Cools in Third Quarter as Companies Rein In Inventories”* at *bloomberg.com*.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

"Fourth Turning, The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed – Part Four: Total War"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Fourth Turning, The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed–* * Part Four: Total War"* by James Quinn "In Part One of this article I explained the model of generational theory as conveyed by Strauss and Howe in "The Fourth Turning." In Part Two I provided an overwhelming avalanche of evidence this Crisis has only yet begun, with debt, civic decay and global disorder propelling the world towards the next more violent phase of this Crisis. In Part Three I addressed how the most likely clash on the horizon is between the government and the people. War on multiple fronts will thrust the world ... more »

“The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Absolutely Nothing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Absolutely Nothing”* by Megan Garber “It was September 26, 1983. Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, was on duty at Serpukhov-15, a secret bunker outside Moscow. His job: to monitor Oko, the Soviet Union's early-warning system for nuclear attack. And then to pass along any alerts to his superiors. It was just after midnight when the alarm bells began sounding. One of the system's satellites had detected that the United States had launched five ballistic missiles. And they were heading toward the USSR. Elect... more »

Satire: “Cruz, Carson Differ Sharply Over Timetable for End of World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Cruz, Carson Differ Sharply Over Timetable for End of World”* by Andy Borowitz BOULDER, COLORADO (The Borowitz Report)— “There were fireworks at Wednesday night’s Republican Presidential debate as the retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Texas Senator Ted Cruz sparred over their differing timetables for hastening the end of the world. While both Carson and Cruz stressed their commitment to accelerating the end times as described in the Book of Revelation, they offered starkly different visions of how they would bring them about. When Carson said he hoped to bring the world to an en... more »

U.S. Navy Scrambles 4 F-18 Jets After 2 Russian War-Planes Buzzed The U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Reagan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian warplanes buzz USS Ronald Reagan: https://t.co/Kzd46exAqn — Fox News (@FoxNews) October 29, 2015 *FOX News:* *Russian warplanes buzz USS Ronald Reagan* Two Russian warplanes flew within one mile of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, forcing the U.S. Navy to launch four fighter jets in response Tuesday, a Navy spokesman told Fox News. The USS Reagan was sailing in international waters east of the Korean peninsula, Stars and Stripes reports. It adds that the U.S. is currently engaged in joint military exercises with South Korea. The Russian "Bear Bombers" approached th...more »

The Difference Between My Psychiatrist and My Shaman

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Medicine healers would be appalled at how we approach mental health in our culture. The post The Difference Between My Psychiatrist and My Shaman appeared first on Waking Times.

Gaza University Dean of Quranic Studies Approves Killing Jewish Women and Children

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/3-NSnUdmjBc Something that the institutionally anti Israel BBC will not report.

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: CNBC Moderator Let Donald Trump Get Away with a Fabrication

The Week at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Megyn Kelly] Fox News’ Megyn Kelly has plenty of good reasons for wanting to see Donald Trump held accountable for his words -- the real estate mogul famously accused her of having “blood coming out of her wherever” when she pushed him... Continue reading *“Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: CNBC Moderator Let Donald Trump Get Away with a Fabrication”* at *theweek.com*.

Climate Wars: Gov’t Scientists Refuse to Hand over Internal Records to Lawmakers

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: global warming - 900] The global warming debate on Capitol Hill is heating up. Government scientists refused to comply with lawmakers' demands they turn over internal documents regarding a study that eliminated the "hiatus" in global warming from the temperature record. National Oceanic and... more »

Yeah, Jeb Bush is Probably Toast

FiveThirtyEight at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves as he takes the stage to formally join the race for president, Monday, June 15, 2015, at Miami Dade College in Miami.] "You know, I think Jeb Bush is toast," I told one of my editors after Wednesday night's debate. "I kinda do too," he replied. "I'm just worried because that's what everyone else seems to think too." Yes, we pride ourselves... Continue reading *“Yeah, Jeb Bush is Probably Toast”* at *fivethirtyeight.com*.

A Video That Displays The Vast Destruction Of A Syrian Town After 9 Months Of Battles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RT:** RT EXCLUSIVE: ‘Post-apocalyptic’ scenes of razed & ransacked Syrian village (VIDEO)* The Syrian village of Morek was besieged by terrorists for nine months until government troops freed it in October 2014. One year on from its liberation, RT’s Murad Gadziev visits the village that now resembles a post-apocalyptic movie rather than a bustling community. Located in the Hama Governorate, Morek was the homeland of over 14,000 people a decade ago. It is now totally deserted as most of its dwellers were displaced by a nearly nine-month long battle between Syrian Army troops and ... more »

Sherrod Brown, The Only Progressive To Have Endorsed Bush's Torture Bill, Endorsed A Couple Of Transactional Politicians

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Strictly a coincidence, but Tuesday afternoon we happened to mention that when Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio progressive, was in the House, he was serving alongside Republican Rob Portman and conservaDem Ted Strickland. We just happened to be looking at some key votes where Strickland voted along with Portman for the right-wing positions and against the positions being advocated by progressives-- and even by mainstream Republicans!. I found it mildly off-putting that Brown-- an excellent advocate for working families on many issues, especially trade issues and some Wall Street iss... more »

Man Films The Dropping Of A Barrel Bomb That Lands Only Meters Away In The Syrian Town Of Darayya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
From *The Guardian: *The dropping of a barrel bomb in the town of Darayya is captured by a man filming close to the explosion site. The footage of the helicopter releasing a bomb and two subsequent blasts was posted on Facebook by the activist group Darayya Media Center, which states the attack near Damascus was carried out by the Syrian regime on Wednesday

Is Russia Bombing Hospitals In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Air strikes hit at least 12 hospitals in Syria in past weeks: MSF* Air strikes in northern Syria have hit at least 12 hospitals in recent weeks, killing at least 35 patients and medical staff in a new escalation of fighting, international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday. The violence has also caused the displacement of thousands of civilians since the end of September, MSF said, reporting a significant increase strikes on medical facilities. The charity did not specify which country had carried out the air strikes. Russian and Syrian jets ha... more »

Black Lives Matter Wrecked at Intersection with TFA

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
With unlimited corporate funding going to TFA, you can bet these kinds of cooptation meetings are happening everywhere that poor folks need to be contained and controlled. The hijacking seems to be on schedule.

US Election Update....Cabal getting desperate...openly calls for assassination of Trump

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Mitt Romney says Trump won't be GOP candidate* Just checking in to the US Presidential Campaign for a bit, to see what's going on. First item--is that upper echelon Republican Mitt Romney smugly announced on National TV a week or so ago that *"Trump won't be the GOP Candidate" *once the campaign finally gets underway. Why? You might well ask. No answer was smugly given. GOP Operatchik Rick Wilson did offer a clue when he said...also on US National TV... that the "doner class must put a bullet in Donald Trump". *"PUT A BULLET IN DONALD TRUMP?!" *After all the assassinations i... more »

Montage: CNBC’s John Harwood Debates GOP Presidential Candidates

National Review at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: John Harwood - 400] The emerging consensus from Wednesday night's CNBC debate is that the moderators were rude. John Harwood in particular distinguished himself by not just asking tough questions, but asking them in the most insulting possible way -- interrupting candidates mid-reply, offering... Continue reading *“Montage: CNBC’s John Harwood Debates GOP Presidential Candidates”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Syria Berates Saudi Arabia Ahead of Talks to End Conflict

Bradley Klapper & George Jahn at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28, 2105: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses U.S. policy towards the Middle East at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offices October 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Kerry has invited Arab and European countries including Iran to talks later this week to discuss ending the cival war in Syria.] VIENNA (AP) -- Syria berated Saudi Arabia Thursday in bitter comments foreshadowing difficulties ahead for talks gathering key players and focused on ending the conflict. Syria is not at the Vienna talks, which formally begin Friday. But as U... more »

Prince Charles And The Ford Foundation

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/11962756/Prince-Charles-to-attend-crucial-Paris-climate-change-talks.html I was going to do the usual “Prince Charles in his private jet” commentary, but could not be asked! Still, I read the Telegraph report, and discovered that Charley had announced this news as he hosted a meeting on climate change and deforestation at Lancaster House with Amber […]

Holding post

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Duncan Weldon, Kirsty Wark, Emily Maitlis Sorry again for the lack of posts in recent days. Though something a little more substantial might arrive soon, and in anticipation of Halloween (where *Newsnight *presenters prowl the streets of Salford, hungry for EU referendum 'Leave' supporters' blood)... ...here's a joke from the brother of a famous BBC journalist/presenter (so, therefore, *on *topic): I was stealing things in the supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on three counts.

After One Month A Look At Russia's Syrian Intervention

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Reuters *Mark Urban, BBC:* *Russia's Syria intervention: One month in* The deployment of a Russian strike force of 34 combat jets and 21 helicopters showed how billions invested in the armed forces by President Vladimir Putin had paid off. Within days of arriving they were flying attack missions, and have now clocked up something like 1,000 of them. President Putin wanted to show the world that he would bring a zeal to the battle against militancy in Syria that had been sorely lacking under the American-led coalition. So, whereas the US-led air forces have averaged around six stri... more »

How to Read News About Science and Research (Very Brief Abbreviated Checklist Edition)

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 11 hours ago
*Step 1* Does the headline or introduction contain any of the following expressions: "might", "should", "expected to", "suggest", "can", "hoped", "may" or some equivalent? *Step 2* Don't bother reading and enjoy yourself while waiting for when there is some actual evidence on anything. *Philosophical Comment Blog: Christian Munthe, Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Chief interests are ethics/moral philosophy, political philosophy and their applications to practical issues*

Russia Flying Iranian Weapons Shipments Into Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russian planes spotted on the tarmac in Latakia, Syria. (ImageSat International) *FOX News:* *Exclusive: Russia flying Iranian weapons shipments into Syria, sources say* Russia has helped Iran deliver weapons into Syria twice a day over the past 10 days, western intelligence sources tell Fox News. Those sources say Russian cargo planes transported the weapons. The planes were spotted earlier this month on the tarmac at the Russian air base in Latakia, Syria's primary port city. The flights are not registered, and are in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions wh... more »

Diplomats Gather To Discuss An End To The Syrian Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*VOA: Kerry:* *Vienna Talks Best Chance to End Syria's 'Nonstop Horror'* VIENNA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting separately with his Iranian and Russian counterparts in Vienna Thursday, ahead of international talks on Syria that the top U.S. diplomat has called the "most promising" opportunity in years to end the country's "nonstop horror." In addition to one-on-one talks with Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif and Russia's Sergei Lavrov, Kerry is taking part in informal talks Thursday on Syria with senior diplomats from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the EU. On Friday, th... more »

Retracted child labor paper “was improperly attributed,” copied text verbatim

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The American Journal of Public Health has retracted a paper after it was published online, when editors discovered that the author had plagiarized text verbatim and attributed the material to completely different sources. “Child Farm Laborers” discusses child labor through the lens of the American photographers that documented the lives of young farm workers at the […] The post Retracted child labor paper “was improperly attributed,” copied text verbatim appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Ed Meese: RNC Leaders Who Allowed CNBC to Moderate Debate Should Be Condemned

CNSnews.com at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Debate moderators Carl Quintanilla, left, Becky Quick, center, and John Harwood appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)] (CNSNews.com) -- With conservative leaders sharply criticizing CNBC's manner of moderating Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate -- which featured multiple questions framed as personal attacks on the candidates -- former Attorney General Ed Meese said the leaders of the Republican National... Continue reading *“Ed Meese: RNC Leader... more »

Obama Administration: Religious Freedoms for American Muslims, Not American Christians

Michael Brown at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Religious Liberty Censored - 900] If we've learned anything here in America in the last few months, it is this: When your religious faith comes in conflict with your job, if you are a Muslim, your faith is protected and sacred; if you are a... more »

Energy Department Smashes Pumpkins for ‘Causing Climate Change’

The Washington Times at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: halloween jack o lantern - 400] How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Continue reading *“Energy Department Smashes Pumpkins for ‘Causing Climate Change’”* at *washingtontimes.com*.

The Question the Media Won’t Ask about Persecuted Christians, Even at GOP Debates

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: ISIS Execution of Ethiopian Christians - 900] There have three Republican debates so far, and the candidates have answered many questions. Some of them were weighty and substantive, but far too many were frivolous. We saw seasoned journalists ask presidential aspirants about their remarks on Rosie O’Donnell,... more »

Hundreds Of UK Academics Pledge To Boycott Israeli Universities

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Over 340 senior academics at UK universities have published a pledge not to cooperate with Israeli institutions. Scholars from dozens of British universities have pledged to boycott Israeli academic institutions in protest at what they call intolerable human rights violations against the Palestinian people. The declaration, by 343 professors and lecturers was printed in a full-page advert in Tuesday’s Guardian newspaper entitled: “A commitment by UK scholars to the rights of Palestinians”. The Guardian reports: The pledge says the signatories, from a variety of universities in Engl... more »

Written Agreements Can Only Be Interpreted In Context

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
*Puri Consulting Limited v. Kim Orr Barristers PC, 2015 ONCA 727:* [16] As Doherty J.A. noted in *Dumbrell v. The Regional Group of Companies Inc.* (2007), 85 O.R. (3d) 616 (C.A.), at para. 51, "the meaning of [a] written agreement must be distinguished from the dictionary and syntactical meaning of the words used in the agreement." The meaning is derived from both the words used and from the circumstances in which the words were used. At para. 54, Doherty J.A. further explained that this consideration of the context "is not something that is resorted to only where the words v... more »

EMANATIONS OF SALEM VILLAGE: We'll always have (Betty) Parris!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015Part 4—No journalism need apply:* Life was challenging in Salem Village, not least for the village's dogs. In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue! In Monday's New York Times, Alexandra Alter reported what happened two hundred years later: "It started with a prickling sensation on their skin. Then Abigail Williams, 11, and her cousin Betty Parris, 9, complained of feeling pinches and bites. They howled, writhed, went rigid and spoke gibberish. Friends and neighbors gathered in their house to pray and sing psalms. "Weeks later,... more »

World News Briefs -- October 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian: **China ends one-child policy after 35 years* Government to allow all couples to have two children as ‘response to an ageing population’ and amid concerns over economy China has scrapped its one-child policy, allowing all couples to have two children for the first time since draconian family planning rules were introduced more than three decades ago. The announcement followed a four-day Communist party summit in Beijing where China’s top leaders debated financial reforms and how to maintain growth at a time of heightened concerns about the economy. *MIDDLE EAST* ...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The U.S. is now preparing to boost its Special Forces presence in Syria to help warplanes identify high value jihadist targets. The move in part would be in response to Russia’s recent military intervention in the region *Daily Mail*:* U.S. could send Special Forces to find high-value Syrian terror targets in significant ramping up of the war against ISIS* * America is now preparing to boost its Special Forces presence in Syria * The move comes after Russia’s recent military intervention in the region * New ‘boots on the ground’ will help identify jihadist targets on the frontline ... more »

Russian Aircraft Buzz USS Ronald Reagan, U.S. Fighter Jets Scrambled

Stars and Stripes at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: USS Ronald Reagan-400] The USS Ronald Reagan scrambled its fighter jets earlier this week after two Russian naval reconnaissance aircraft flew within one nautical mile of the U.S. aircraft carrier as it sailed in international waters east of the Korean Peninsula, according to... Continue reading *“Russian Aircraft Buzz USS Ronald Reagan, U.S. Fighter Jets Scrambled”* at *stripes.com*.

What is the Red Light Flickering Over Fukushima's Common Spent Fuel Pool Building?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
I have never seen this light before. What is it? https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1esjr39ss69mkv/October%2030%202015.docx?dl=0 I have never seen this red light in this location before, although I saw one like it a couple of years on the large crane. Is it from a new light installed by TEPCO or is something in the common spent fuel pool really, rally hot? I cannot tell.

Construction Of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Test Track Starts In Weeks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Elon Musk’s high speed, futuristic Hyperloop ground transportation system will reportedly be under construction in the next two or three weeks. Construction of a test track is scheduled to start in November. The future is upon us, with the arrival of the super fast Hyperloop transport system that is set to revolutionize modern travel, with near supersonic speeds and an energy efficiency that can give back more to the grid than it consumes. Tech Times reports: The idea for this next generation of transportation was only seeded in 2013. First forwarded by Elon Musk, whom many consider ... more »

The 'Deep State' Mask

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
My heart bursts on fire tears well up but are walled off men don't cry the bombs are still exploding Plans for more on the way the 'deep state' digging us deeper into the hole of oblivion the public largely distracted Trump-Carson-Sanders little talk about the imperial project regime change everywhere except back in the 'deep state' where things roll on like clockwork Democracy now just another Hollywood production non-stop entertainment the illusion slight of hand our way of life 'modus operandi' in Washington and throughout the land It's Halloween time masks of deception 'Trick or ... more »

Paul Ryan Era Begins as House Speaker John Boehner Steps Aside

ALAN FRAM at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: John Boehner and Paul Ryan-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Splintered House Republicans elected Rep. Paul Ryan to be the chamber’s 54th speaker on Thursday, turning to the youthful but battle-tested Wisconsin lawmaker to mend the party’s self-inflicted wounds and help woo voters in next year’s elections.... more »

38 Missing in the Aegean After Migrant Boat Sinking

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A man reacts as he arrives, with other refugees and migrants, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on October 28, 2015, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. At least five migrants including three children, died on October 28, 2015 after four boats sank between Turkey and Greece, as rescue workers searched the sea for dozens more, the Greek coastguard said. The new accidents brought to 34 the number of migrants found dead in Greek waters this month, according to an AFP tally based on data from Greek port police. Since the start of the year, 560,000 migrants and refugees have ... more »

Life Is Love......A Quote from Byron Katie

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 13 hours ago

Ahead Of Surveillance Bill Debate, MI5 Chief Warns Of ISIS Attacks In UK

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
ISIS terrorists are planning mass casualty attacks in Britain the head of MI5 has warned. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said that the terror threat in Britain is at the highest level it’s ever been in the course of his 32 year career. His remarks come just days before the government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, better known as the Snoopers Charter, is due to be debated in the House of Commons. The bill, due to be published by parliament on November 10th, will outline the powers of the intelligence services and the police to use surveillance to carry out investiga... more »

Arctic Summers Ice Free by 2030? Or was it 2013? 2016?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Crystal ball science? * *Reading the tea leaves? * *If at first you don’t succeed just lie and lie again?The big lie?* *Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'?* *US Navy predicts summer ice free Arctic by 2016?* *Crystal Ball Science: Arctic ice could be gone by 2030 * *Reality on planet earth- Arctic Ice has expanded overall because it's been so darn cold!* *Reality on planet earth - because the SUMMER sun shines 24/7, on the Arctic ice, the ice always recedes in the summer. Which is why the liars and promoters of the big lie always use summer ice as their selling point! * *... more »

The West Should Call Moscow's Bluff on Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
This entire FT's article is written mostly as an Appeal to Ridicule Provocative headline to grab attention, then ridicule. Russia’s diplomatic plan conveys a lack of seriousness on its stated intent to battle Isis The desperate conflict in Syria has triggered another flurry of diplomacy, with Russia suggesting it is now driving ahead plans for a political solution as robust as its recent military intervention. There is no sign of anything more hopeful on this bleak horizon so the US and its partners could do worse than call the Kremlin’s bluff — *on the allegedly clear goals that... more »

Students Serve as Pallbearers for Homeless Veterans without Families

Huffington Post at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Jesuit HS - 400] Teens at a Michigan high school are paying one final, remarkable tribute to the nation’s fallen soldiers. A service team at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School is calling on students to serve as pallbearers at the funerals of... Continue reading *“Students Serve as Pallbearers for Homeless Veterans without Families”* at *huffingtonpost.com*.

Hillary Clinton Says She Has ‘Two Words’ for ‘Every Single Candidate in … Republican Debate’

The Blaze at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Hillary Clinton sent a fundraising email to supporters following the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, firing off a two-word message to her GOP opponents. "I have two words for every single candidate in tonight's Republican debate," Clinton wrote. "Watch out."... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton Says She Has ‘Two Words’ for ‘Every Single Candidate in … Republican Debate’”* at *theblaze.com*.

Journal retracts — and republishes — small study on gamma rays for OCD

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
JAMA Psychiatry has retracted and republished a paper on a cutting-edge procedure for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder. In the original paper, the authors claimed that three out of eight patients who underwent a procedure that used gamma rays to kill brain cells showed improvements 12 months later (versus zero in the group who underwent a “sham” procedure). But […] The post Journal retracts — and republishes — small study on gamma rays for OCD appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Limits of Iraq Prime Minister Abadi’s Reforms

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
As protests broke out in Iraq against the lack of services and official corruption Prime Minister Haider Abadi attempted to tame the public anger while pushing through some limited reforms that would also help the government’s financial situation. His first step was announcing that the vice presidents (VPs) would be dismissed from office. The fact that the VPs had no real power made the move a seemingly painless one for the government. The vice presidents and the ruling parties welcomed the move publicly, but behind the scenes complained that the premier was threatening the quota ... more »

Get Ready To Puke: Canada's Criminal Former Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, To Be Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
** I first want to thank everyone for their patience while I take care of my better half who has been suffering for the last 5 days from "Shingles"... I have had to take most of my time doing what is necessary to keep her comfortable while she recovers, and again it has taken priority and time away from my blogging and writing articles here... Thankfully she is now getting better....* A commentator sent me a most interesting link to an article that I definitely want to share with everyone here... Supposedly, according to the following report from the "Arutz Sheva" Israeli National N... more »

Stein Speaking in Bath on October 31

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will be speaking at BIW Aegis destroyer 'christening' protest on Saturday, October 31 in Bath. The protest is from 9:00 am til noon and Stein will speak around 10:00 am.

The "LIST": Movies and TV shows/series

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 14 hours ago
On the One People's Roundtable Discussion, Lisa and I have talked about a whole shitload of movies and TV series that have some very interesting content and messages. We'd promised for a couple of weeks to try and compile all of them.... and failed miserably, lol. So last week I asked the Amazing people in the UnFucker United Facebook group to give us their favorites. Little did I know that the list would grow and grow to take on a life of it's own!! My Awesome Wolfie friend spent the time necessary to organize the list into alphabetical order, and put a brief description beside e... more »

Cook’s 97% Scam Debunked

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Yesterday, we saw how easily debunked the original “97% of scientists agree” turned out to be. There therefore had to be a renewed attempt by the warmist establishment to make the claim stick, so step forward John Cook with a much more sophisticated scam. Jose Duarte, expert in Social […]

MI5 Boss Warns Terror Groups Are Planning ‘Mass Casualty Attacks’ On Britain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Andrew Parker © Reuters *Daily Mail:* *'Terror threat is the highest I've ever seen,' says MI5 chief: Britain faces unprecedented risk from ISIS and Al Qaeda fanatics* * In rare public speech, Mr Parker said Britain faces unprecedented threat * He said ISIS and Al Qaeda are using web to plot 'mass casualty' attacks * Threat is 'on scale and at tempo' he had never seen in his 32-year career * Mr Parker also admitted for first time that MI5 had to hack terror networks * And he warned that whistleblower Edward Snowden had caused 'damage' Britain faces an unprecedented terror threat from ... more »

Will The U.S. Go To War Against Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The Bushehr main nuclear reactor, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi *Bennett Ramberg, Reuters*: *Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran* Effective enforcement of the Iranian nuclear deal remains a conundrum. Enshrined in the agreement is “snapback” – the restoration of international economic sanctions against Tehran should it violate the deal’s terms. Yet the expected rush of European, Russian and Chinese businesses into Iran would make such unified action questionable. Aware that economic pressure might not be enough, U.... more »

Islamic State Fighers Wore Darth Vader Masks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *The jihadi Jedis: ISIS cell arrested in Turkey kept a stash of Darth Vader masks which they wore to protect themselves from shrapnel, police reveal * * Police raided an ISIS cell in a house used by extremists in Diyarbakir * They uncovered a stash of masks resembling Star Wars villain Darth Vader * It is believed they were worn to protect the militants from shrapnel in attack * Seven ISIS members were killed in raid which also saw two policemen die A raid on a Turkish ISIS cell has revealed that militants kept a stash of Darth Vader masks which they used to protect th... more »

Questions Remain after Deputy Fired over Tossing Teen

MEG KINNARD at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Tossed student] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a disruptive student out of her desk and tossing her across the floor. In the wake... more »

Bishops Demand World-Wide Decarbonization. Seriously?

William M Briggs at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Bishops attend a canonization mass for Vincenzo Grossi, an Italian priest and founder of the Institute of the Daughters of the Oratory, Maria of the Immaculate Conception, a Spanish superior general of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross, French couple Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St Therese de Lisieux, on October 18, 2015 at St Peter's square in Vatican. Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, are canonized today while the Synod on the Family is underway in Rome. The Martins will be the first married couple in the history of the Churc... more »

We Need a Neo-Evangelical Shakedown in Our Time

Owen Strachan at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Theology Students Studying - 900] Mark Noll's famous judgment that there is not "much of an evangelical mind" has opened many eyes to the need for serious Christian scholarship in our time. It has also obscured the real accomplishments of past evangelicals. He said it... more »

New U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq Is Not New

Bloomberg at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Ashton Carter] When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday that the U.S. would begin “direct action” against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, it sounded like a new mission for U.S. forces in a country where the president has repeatedly insisted... Continue reading *“New U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq Is Not New”* at *bloombergview.com*.

Manhunt Intensifies for Fugitive in Kentucky, Tennessee

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Floyd Ray Cook] WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Kentucky fugitive accused of shooting at police in two states remained on the run, despite a five-day manhunt and a chaotic scene at a small-town Tennessee gas station that ended early Thursday with the...more »

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Rejects FBI Director James Comey’s Diagnosis for Murder Spike

ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he disagrees with comments from FBI Director James Comey that suggested a connection between changes in police behavior and the homicide spike experienced by major American cities. In a wide-ranging... more »

The Hastert Case Isn't Just About Him Raping A Handful Of Underage Boys-- Is It Bigger Than Watergate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
On the day the House was bidding a fond adieu to one corrupt Speaker, the corrupt Republican who played Speaker before Boehner, Denny Hastert, pleaded guilty to one carefully constructed charge of "structuring," evading reporting requirements in connection to a multimillion dollar blackmail scheme. As part of the deal Hastert admitted he knew what he was doing was illegal and said "I didn’t want them to know how I intended to spend the money." The part of the indictment that charged Hastert with lying to the FBI was dropped as part of the plea deal. The sentencing isn't until Febr... more »

The CNBC GOP Debate: 10 Takeaways and Predictions

John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Faith Freedom] The Republican debate last night was disappointing -- if you were a liberal reporter sniffing for blood, or a cynical observer following politics in a spirit of schadenfreude. In stark contrast to the Democrats’ debate, which sounded like a late... more »

Report: Americans Renouncing Citizenship at Record Rates

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Citizenship form] A record number of Americans are renouncing their U.S. citizenship in 2015, new figures released by the federal government show. Since 1996, the IRS has published a list of citizens renouncing their citizenship every three months. The most recent IRS report, released... more »

High School Boots Praying Football Coach

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Joe Kennedy Praying Coach - 900] Coach Joe Kennedy has been booted from the locker room at Bremerton High School in Washington State, Fox News has learned exclusively. Superintendent Aaron Leavell placed the longtime coach on administrative leave after he refused to stop his post-game prayers.... more »

North Korea Believed to Earn a Fortune from Slave Labor Overseas, U.N. Says

CNN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Kim Jong Un] (CNN)North Korea’s catalog of abuses against its own people within the secretive country’s tightly controlled borders has been widely reported. But Kim Jong Un’s regime is also believed to be pocketing huge sums from tens of thousands of its citizens... Continue reading *“North Korea Believed to Earn a Fortune from Slave Labor Overseas, U.N. Says”* at *cnn.com*.

Will The Tractor Beam Become A Reality One Day?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Beast:* *‘Star Wars’ Tractor Beams Are Real* Scientists have figured out how to create a sound beam that can hold, move and rotate small objects from far away. A “tractor beam” is a science-fiction term that refers to a device capable of pulling in distant objects without any physical contact. As any true Star Wars fan could tell you, the Death Star was equipped with hundreds of tractor beam generators that were used to seize and capture ships like Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. But even those who are not quite geeky enough to get those references will still be amazed to kno... more »

Hannah Faith Yata - psychedelic creativity - insanely glorious colour and composition

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
as ever, the best things in life are 'found by accident' and that's how it was with the wonderfully inspirational and mind-enhancing artwork of Hannah Faith Yata. *Hannah Faith Yata was born in 1989 and raised in a small town in Georgia. She is half Japanese and Caucasian. She grew up with a deep love of nature and animals passed down by the beautiful surroundings in the country and her mother.* *In her own work, Yata seeks to interweave political ideas, (using nature, women, and feminism almost synonymously), environmental degradation, and themes of moral injustice into increasing... more »

Woman In Cornwall Undercuts £1 Stores To Help Feed The Poor

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A Cornish woman has opened up her own store to help feed the poor by selling most items for just 25 pence. 20 year old Charlotte Danks from Newquay, launched the Bargain Brand Food store to give poorer people in the local community an alternative to food banks. Most of her stock comes from the major chains that choose not to sell it due to manufacturing defects, such as damaged packaging or incorrect labels. Western morning news reports: The items stocked in Charlotte’s store, which include fresh meat, dairy, tinned foods and even hair dye, are coming to the end of their sell-by dat... more »

They Were About Power

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.slideshare.net/ There is much on the Liberal agenda that Andrew Coyne doesn't like. But he admits that the proposals are ambitious -- even radical: All right. It’s an ambitious platform. Strikingly so, in fact. One consequence of the long campaign is that ideas that are objectively radical come to seem commonplace, through sheer repetition. No, the Liberals would not take Canada on an abrupt “lurch to the left,” as one commentator claimed. But neither is this the formless, shapeless party of old. These are big, bold, o... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Politically Correct Conditioning: It Starts Early In School* Some can recall a time when our campuses of higher education were zones where free speech thrived. That was another era, though. Today's students want speech restricted. How did it come to this? The results of a poll that should be shocking, but sadly aren't, show that 51% of students favor their "college or university having speech codes to regulate speech for students and faculty." Oddly, 95% say that "the issue of free speech" is important at their college or university, while 73% believe that the First Amendment is ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Lessons From Patricia* By Joe Bastardi Failing to bring about the kind of devastation a 200 MPH hurricane does because (a) it did not have 200 MPH winds when it reached the coast and (b) it hit a sparsely populated area, Hurricane Patricia immediately became an example of how hurricanes have become a ping-pong ball between two different climate agendas, as I wrote about a few days ago. As Patricia grew to scary dimensions, the screams grew from what seems to be a cadre of climatic ambulance chasers who claim this, like Irene or Haiyan, is evidence of so-called climate change. (A... more »

Video: Labour Peer Accuses Cameron Of Lying About Tax Credits

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
As the Tory Government was delivered a crushing below over tax credits in the House of Lords, David Cameron was accused of lying by Lord Dale Campbell-Savours. The former Labour MP accused the Prime Minister of deliberately misleading the public and lying when he promised before the election in May that tax credits would not be cut. Total Politics reports: Ahead of the key vote on whether the reforms should be either scrapped or delayed, Labour peer Lord Campbell-Savours did not bite his tongue: “The British public would regard what he said now as a lie, a lie to win the general ele...more »

The Beauty of Black Holes

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 hours ago
Singularity comes to everyman who enters your orbit which for those with 2020 vision is about 7 meters Most men can work the problem and find the exhaust me I fell right into your heart with no chance of not being star crossed Black holes of beauty breaking men's hearts Black holes of beauty something men do not understand a phenomena that tears us apart When beauty absorbs everything there is no sunlight just phenomenal eyes the last thing you see before you transition from human into the unexplored physics of love in a black hole

‘Affordable:’ White House Confirms Steep 2016 Obamacare Premium Hikes

Townhall at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama] The Obama administration is finally admitting what industry experts and state-level actuaries have been forecasting for months, based on factors such as underperforming bailout-style programs (expiring after next year) designed to artificially hold down rates, sicker-than-expected risk pools, and stagnating enrollment projections. The... Continue reading *“‘Affordable:’ White House Confirms Steep 2016 Obamacare Premium Hikes”* at *townhall.com*.

China Decides to Abolish 1-Child Policy, Allow 2 Children

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Chinese_family_with_one_child] BEIJING (AP) -- China’s ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that it will abolish the country’s decades-old one-child policy and allow all couples to have two children, removing remaining restrictions that limited many urban couples to only one, the official Xinhua... more »

Ted Cruz: ‘Climate Change Is Not Science, It’s Religion’

The Blaze at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz] "Climate change is not science," GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz told Glenn Beck in an interview that aired on TheBlaze TV Wednesday night. "It's religion," he said. "Look at the language where they call you a denier." Cruz went on... Continue reading *“Ted Cruz: ‘Climate Change Is Not Science, It’s Religion’”* at *theblaze.com*.

10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Halloween is in just a couple of days and if you don't have a costume yet, it is getting down to the wire. Never fear! These costumes are so easy you can pull it together in time for your Halloween party! Rosie the Riveter by What I Wore Pineapple costume but Studio DIY DIY Silent Film Stars by Shrimp Salad Circus Minions by One Creative Housewife Star Wars Family by Say Yes Price Is Right contestants as found on Tumblr. Wind Up Doll from Clover and Dot. Ms. Frizzle from the Twin Tested Blog Bank Robber from The Twin Tested Blog Flo from Progressive by Dwelling in Happiness. [im... more »

Black Hole Beautiful

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Singularity comes to everyman who enters your orbit which for those with 2020 vision is about 7 meters Most men can work the problem and find the exhaust me I fell right into your heart with no chance of not being star crossed Black holes of beauty breaking men's hearts Black holes of beauty something men do not understand a phenomena that tears us apart When beauty absorbs everything there is no sunlight just phenomenal eyes the last thing you see before you transition from human into the unexplored physics of love in a black hole

Iraq: We Didn’t Ask For & Don’t Need US Ground Operations Against ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Statement from the Iraqi Government says that they never asked for and do not need any US involvement in ground operations against ISIS terrorists. The Prime Ministers spokesman Sa’ad al-Hadithi said “This is an Iraqi affair and the government did not ask the US Department of Defense to be involved in direct operations,” adding that Iraq have enough soldiers on the ground. Their announcement follows a statement the day before by US Defense Secretary Ash Carter stating America’s intent to step up US military activity in Iraq and Syria, RT reports: Hadithi made it clear that any in... more »

Cueto’s 2-Hitter Sends Royals over Mets for 2-0 Series Lead

RONALD BLUM at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Johnny Cueto] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed his two-hitter, several hundred fans remained in Kauffman Stadium, wanting one more look at the Kansas City Royals. The next time they see Eric Hosmer and his... more »

Analysis: Bush Comeback Strategy Backfires in GOP Debate

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Jeb Bush] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush’s plan backfired badly on national television in the third GOP presidential debate. Instead of generating much needed... more »

Anonymous Intends to Unveil Names of Up To 1,000 Ku Klux Klan Members

Fox News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Anonymous] The so-called "hacktivist" group Anonymous announced on Wednesday its intentions to name up to 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan. In a press release, Anonymous says it is right for the group to unveil the hoods behind the Ku... Continue reading *“Anonymous Intends to Unveil Names of Up To 1,000 Ku Klux Klan Members”* at *foxnews.com*.

Herne the Hunter - Cernunnos - torc as serpent god?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 16 hours ago
*SERPENTS*, we all know about these Apple-tempting deceivers in the Garden of Eden (myth), but... the serpent is the major Celtic or Druidic or Neolithic symbol in Forbidden Archaeology. The serpent guides the creation of ancient monuments and the design of ancient jewellery. The Celtic Torc, seen below around the neck of one of the ancient Celtic/Druidic gods i.e. Herne the Hunter or Cernunnos, is depicted here as a coiled serpent. As suggested via various other Free Planet posts, the original Circular Ditch (that became Stone Circles later in the lore) follows this open-ended S... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( October 29 , 2015 ) - Europe In Focus ( Refugee Crisis Matters ; Data splash for the Morning - German employment data , CPI data - Bavaria / Spain , Austria PPI , UK Housing price data ; Greece related news ) ..... Asia In Focus ( Items of interest for the morning - mainly from China and Japan , Australia New Home Sales data , South Korea items & India GDP items though ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Europe.... *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 59s 60 seconds ago German employment growth was 0.9% Y/Y in September, below levels in the UK and US *NikiKitsantonis* ‏@NikiKitsantonis 1m 1 minute ago Total of 11 migrants (7 children) confirmed dead in Aegean over past 24 hours. Another 38 feared missing from big Lesvos wreck (242 rescued) - *Ioan Smith* ‏@moved_average 3m 3 minutes ago *HUNGARY REFUSES TO ACCEPT ANY ILLEGAL MIGRANTS, LAZAR SAYS *RT* ‏@RT_com 7m 7 minutes ago Austrians snapping up shotguns as thousands of Mideast refugees enter country h... more »

U.S. Navy To Buy An Extra 136,500 Sonobuoys To Deploy And Track Submarines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Defense World:* *Erapsco To Supply 136500 Sonobuoys To US Navy For $179 Million* Erapsco Inc. has been awarded a $179 million contract for up to 136,500 Sonobuoys of various types to track submarines, the Defense Department announced Monday. The biodegradable tubes gather data – sometimes to locate submarines, other times to monitor water temperatures or fish migration – and transmit it to aircraft, ships or satellites. The order exercises an option from a previously announced defense contract. The work is expected to be completed in October 2017. *Update #1*: Extra 136,500 son...more »

Business Bureaucracy 10, WB's Doing Business 2016 Report

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
The World Bank (WB) recently released its Doing Business (DB) 2016 Report. Before discussing it, here are two previous DB 2010 and 2015 Reports. In DB 2009 Report, the Philippines ranked 141st out of 183 countries covered. In the DB 2010 Report, below, the country ranked 144th/183. The main bottlenecks are in (a) starting a business, and (b) closing a business. Relatively good rank in (a) trading across borders, and (b) registering property. Last year's DB 2015 Report, the Philippines ranked 95th out of 189 countries with an overall distance to frontier (DTF) score of 62.08. Bottl... more »

Images Of Afghanistan From Past To Present (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Jim Hollander/Reuters *Hannah Bloch, NPR:* *The Intense Images Of Afghanistan's Long And 'Distant War'* U.S. photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has seen more of Afghanistan, and recent Afghan history, than many Afghans themselves. Since 1988, he's visited Afghanistan dozens of times, covering the country for Time and The New York Times. He returned most recently last month, for the launch of an exhibition of his photography at the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University. The photos, covering several distinct phases in recent Afghan history, come from Nickelsberg's book Afghanistan:... more »

Presidential Probabilities

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 20 hours ago
Now that Intrade is gone, here is one place to see who is ahead based on betting odds.

The Nose Have It: Bercow Digs For Britain - channeling Gordon Brown perhaps?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

Military Photo of the Day: October 29, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Hercules in Japan-900] A C-130 Hercules flies over the Izu Peninsula in Japan on Oct. 14, 2015. Thanks to Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker for taking this amazing picture!

Frog, Toad and Salamander Populations Plummeting, U.S. Survey F-inds

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The actual mechanism happens to be subtle. The Round up and phosphate and all other chemicals accumulates in ground water at what appears to be a low level. Trouble is is that it becomes pervasive and this means that the skin ca not avoid absorbing these chemicals. I am sure that they are then processed through the liver and possibly stored in the fat. All this means that the victim species accumulate toxic loads. This includes in the human groi by the same indicated mechanisms. The take home is that the total food chain has been over fertilized and over treated with chemic... more »

The Incredible Effects of Cannabis On Weight Loss and Metabolism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The obvious take home is that about two hours before you begin a workout, it is useful to ingest a marijuana edible. Better yet, it promotes a medatative state to support your exercise regiman. All this also supports direct weight loss and likely supports maintenance of a rigorous exercise schedule. Better it surely alleviates the potential uses of more direct supplement protocols which are typically problematic. At least we seem to be getting wiser there as well... *The Incredible Effects of Cannabis On Weight Loss and Metabolism* * October 13, 2015* *Marco Torres, Preve... more »

Russian Intelligence Chief: Taliban, And Islamic State Fighters May Invade Central Asia. Claims These Groups Are Being Used By 'World Powers'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia's intelligence service FSB, said the threat of Taliban or ISIS invading Central Asia was increasing. In this photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) reviews Russian naval ships in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on May 9, 2014, with Bortnikov (right) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (left). Getty Images/AFP/Yuri Kadobnov *IBTimes*:* ISIS Threat To Central Asia Has Increased, Russia's Intelligence Chief Warns: Report* A Russian intelligence official warned Wednesday that there was an increased risk of fighters from the Taliban and t... more »

Afghan Taliban Overrun One District But Lose Control Of Two Others

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Long War Journal*: *Taliban overruns district, loses control of 2 others in Afghan north* The Taliban took control of a district that borders Tajikistan and lost two others as security forces and the jihadist group fight a seesaw battle for control of the Afghan north. Today, the Taliban overran the district center of Darqad in Takhar province, according to Afghan press reports and the jihadist group’s official propaganda arm. Darqad is a remote district that directly borders Tajikistan. Takhar was one of several northern Afghan provinces hit by a massive earthquake that has kil... more »

Rubio, Cruz Shine in GOP Debate; Moderators, Bush Lose

Anika Smith at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Presidential candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich (L-R), Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pose for a photo at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorado's Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)] Wednesday night's GOP debate... more »

Video Shot Of Kabul From The Back Of A CH-47.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Video shot last week: Army Spc. Robert Godboldt surveys the outskirts of Kabul from the back of a CH-47. pic.twitter.com/NI6TPS2mlz — Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) October 28, 2015 *WNU Editor:* More here .... *An Army Chinook crew’s mission over Afghanistan, in pictures and video* (Washington Post)

Ayahuasca: This Amazonian Brew May Be the Most Powerful Antidepressant Ever Discovered

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Valerie Burke *- Neuroscientists find that even one dose of ayahuasca has powerful and immediate antidepressant effects. The post Ayahuasca: This Amazonian Brew May Be the Most Powerful Antidepressant Ever Discovered appeared first on Waking Times.

"I Had An Experience..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I had an experience... *I can't prove it, I can't even explain it, but everything that I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real! *I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever... A vision of the universe that tells us, undeniably, how tiny, and insignificant and how... rare, and precious we all are! A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater than ourselves, that we are *not — that none of us — are alone!* I wish I could share that. I wish, that everyone, if only for one moment, could feel that awe, and hum... more »

Musical Interlude: George Winston, “Variations on Pachebel”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
George Winston, “Variations on Pachebel” - https://www.youtube.com/

The GOP Is Now A Party Burdened With The Stench Of Opportunistic Nihilism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Floridians are getting angry that Rubio is still collecting a salary while he's abandoned his Senate job entirely. The *Orlando Sentinel*, one of the biggest newspapers in Florida-- a right-wing-leaning paper that endorsed Rubio when he ran for the Senate, yesterday called on him to resign if he doesn't start doing his job again. "Sorry, senator," they wrote yesterday, "but Floridians sent you to Washington to do a job. We've got serious problems with clogged highways, eroding beaches, flat Social Security checks and people who want to shut down the government. If you hate your jo... more »

A Review On The Legal Case That Was Prepared For The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Bin Laden was killed in a raid by Navy SEAL Team 6. *New York Times*: *How 4 Federal Lawyers Paved the Way to Kill Osama bin Laden* WASHINGTON — Weeks before President Obama ordered the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011, four administration lawyers developed rationales intended to overcome any legal obstacles — and made it all but inevitable that Navy SEALs would kill the fugitive Qaeda leader, not capture him. Stretching sparse precedents, the lawyers worked in intense secrecy. Fearing leaks, the White House would not let the... more »

The Pentagon Has Been Frustrated On White House And U.S. State Department Hesitancy To Challenge Chinese Claims In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *As Obama weighed patrol to counter China, Pentagon urged faster action* The U.S. naval challenge to China's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea this week came after months of frustration within the Pentagon at what some defense officials saw as unnecessary delays by the White House and State Department in approving the mission. As early as mid-May, the Pentagon was considering sending military aircraft and ships to assert the principle of freedom of navigation around China's artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago after Defense Secretary Ash Carter ... more »

Other Side of the Coin....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

CNBC’s GOP Presidential Debate, Told in Tweets

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Debate] CNBC’s GOP presidential debate was on tonight, and it was a hot mess with plenty of drama. Here’s how it went down on Twitter. Things got started late: And it's 8 p.m. and no debate. Last time, the first candidate... more »

Iran: US Fabricated Taliban, ISIS, & Al Qaeda

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Iran have accused America of creating and sponsoring some of the most infamous terror groups, including; ISIS, the Taliban, and Al Qaeda. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told the Fars News agency that, “accompanied by different countries like Saudi Arabia and others, … created Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and other terrorist groups and have the record of the largest support for terrorism.” Algemeiner.com reports: Afkham called it “ironic” for the US and its allies to form anti-terror coalitions, yet “continue their financial and logistical support for the... more »

11 Nuclear Scientists Die Suspicious Deaths

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Between 2009 – 2013 a staggering 11 nuclear scientists died mysterious and suspicious deaths, according to data provided by the Department of Atomic Energy. Eight of the scientists who worked in labs and research centres died in odd blasts or by being hanged or drowned at sea. Indiatimes.com reports: In its RTI response to Haryana-based Rahul Sehrawat dated September 21, the department said three scientists of Nuclear Power Corporation had also died under mysterious circumstances during the period of which two allegedly committed suicide and one had died in a road accident. The bod...more »

New WIFI Devices Capable Of Seeing Through Walls Unveiled

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Researchers have made X-ray vision are reality as a new type of Wifi device has been developed that allows people to see through concrete walls. Using a wireless transmitter, scientists have developed the device that can map a nearby room in 3D whilst scanning for human bodies. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Using the signals that bounce and reflect off these people, the device creates an accurate silhouette and can even use this silhouette to identify who that person is. The device is called RF Capture and it was developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intellig... more »

Republican Debate: My thoughts...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*for what it's worth.* Except for John Kasich, if the primary was tomorrow, I'd have a hard time deciding. Even Chris Christie did a credible job. Rand Paul came across as a bit angry, and Jeb Bush was, well, Jeb Bush. The best? (in my opinion) *In order:* 1. Ted Cruz tied with Marco Rubio 2. Donald Trump. Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina in the number two spot 3. Mike Huckabee 4. Chris Christie 5. Rand Paul 6. Jeb Bush *Ted Cruz going after the moderators was priceless.* *Listen to how well Dr. Carson handles the moderator with the strange hair (John Harwood... more »

Stephen J. Harper International Airport

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
R. Curtis Mullen in Olathe Kansas started a petition to rename the Calgary International Airport after Steve. It's currently sitting at 6,000 signatures with a counter-petition at 19,000. Turns out there already is a Harper Airport a few miles away from Mullen in Kansas... and bonus! ... it already has a STOP sign. Perhaps Mullen could work on getting this airport renamed first, kinda work his way up. .

A Video Report From The Front-Lines At Palmyra, Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*: *RT EXCLUSIVE: ISIS position in Palmyra up-close, RT 1st intl TV crew to follow Syrian Army assault* RT's Lizzie Phelan and her crew report from Palmyra in direct sight of Islamic State militants, who are holding positions among the ruins of the world heritage site. With the terrorists weakened by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Army is preparing for an offensive to retake Palmyra. The important UNESCO world heritage site has been under the control of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) since May. RT’s crew are the first among international TV journalists to report from th... more »

China Readies To Invest In A Post-Civil War Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo from Reuters *Shane Harris, Daily Beast*: *China Looks at Syria, Sees $$$* Most companies might be frightened by the prospect of doing a mega-deal with Damascus. Not the telecom giant Huawei. Russia is betting its geopolitical future in the Middle East on a military intervention to prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad. But one of the biggest companies from another rising power, China, is betting that when the long civil war in Syria is over, the country will be a good place to do business. Huawei, one of China’s richest companies and the largest telecommunications equipme... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"M78 isn't really hiding in planet Earth's night sky. About 1,600 light-years away and nestled in the nebula rich constellation Orion, the large, bright, reflection nebula is well-known to telescopic skygazers. But this gorgeous image of M78 was selected as the winner of the Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition. Held by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the competition challenged amateur astronomers to process data from ESO's astronomical archive in search of cosmic gems. *Click image for larger size.* The winning entry shows off amazing details within bluish M78... more »

Chet Raymo

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “Yet…”* by Chet Raymo "My suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." - J. B. S. Haldane “Legend has it that after reciting his official recantation, kneeling on the floor of the Holy Office in Rome before assembled officials of the Inquisition, Galileo whispered, "And yet it moves." To save his life, or at least to avoid some dank dungeon and perhaps torture, the old man had publicly denied that he ever believed or taught that the Earth orbits the Sun, rather than the other way around. The public recantation was real... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: gk thomas, “Wretched of the Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Wretched of the Earth”* By gk thomas “Poor kids, wretched of the earth, why should we feed you? Why shouldn't we empty our sea of bullets into your swollen bellies or poison you with toxic chemicals or depleted uranium? Why should we care, we who are living well? Where is it written in stone that you deserve better? Or that we are not animals subject to the law of nature: kill or be killed? You suspect us of being cruel, but we are kind. Our god tells us so. It is yours that lies. So you cry at night, shivering in the cold, or sell yourselves for a slice of bread. What is that to tho... more »

"A Message from the Hopi Elders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Message from the Hopi Elders"* "You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. Here are the things that must be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader. This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, that there are those who will be afraid. Th... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Science Fiction of Scarcity

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“I loved the fact that the hero never once implies that it’s courage, spirit and faith that saves him — as so many modern books and films would do — just lots of practical tinkering and problem-solving: Science the crap out of it. Ditto for humanity as a whole, I think.”* ~ Matt Ridley, By the Book *“[The Apollo 11 mission] conveyed the sense that we were watching a magnificent work of art – a play dramatising a single theme: the efficacy of man’s mind.” *~ Ayn Rand, Moon Launch Was Man's Shining Hour Here are three clauses I never thought I’d use together in the same se... more »

Undercard GOP Debate Underwhelms

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Undercard Debate Moderators] The GOP undercard debate has just concluded on CNBC, and for many it was, in a word, boring. First things first, what channel was that on? Stop pretending you know what channel CNBC is on either. #GOPDebate — Mark Schenkel... more »

Infographic: The Rise in Obamacare Premiums Next Year by State

RealClearHealth at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 327401_5_] Consumers shopping for health insurance on healthcare.gov will see premiums increase by an average of 7.5 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday. Open enrollment begins on Sunday, Nov. 1. Continue reading *“Infographic: The Rise in Obamacare Premiums Next Year by State”* at *realclearhealth.com*.

Hollywood: Demonic Possession & Satanism Popular Again, But Why?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new wave of films about possession have swept across Hollywood, taking Satanism and demonic possession back into the mainstream once again. Director Mark Neveldine (Director of “The Vatican Tapes”) says Pope Francis is helping the new interest in exorcism due to his Jesuit roots, and the fact that he believes in the reality of Satanism and the battle between light and dark in the literal sense. Wsj.com reports: The new wave of possession films could take scary movies even more into the mainstream. Possession is more personal than vampires and zombies—the threat comes from within.... more »

Australia To Prescribe Cannabis To Epileptics And MS Patients

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Queensland children with multiple sclerosis or epilepsy will be able to access cannabis as Australia trial the use of medical marijuana in treating these conditions. The $3 million cannabis trials will begin at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital from 2016 onwards. Smh.com.au reports: The trial will help determine whether medicinal cannabis is suitable as a treatment. “This is about helping sick Queensland kids,” Ms Palaszczuk said in a statement. “We are listening to Queenslanders, particularly the families of children with severe forms of epilepsy who have exhausted other forms ... more »

Man Creates Sovereign Nation In Utah: Welcome To Zaquistan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A New York man is setting up his own sovereign nation in the state of Utah, and has decided to name it the Republic of Zaquistan. Zaq Landberg, who created Zaquistan, bought the four-acre patch of land on eBay for a mere $610 (£399). Zaq has created the nations own unique yellow and red flag, passports, and a border patrol gate guarded by a giant robot. Sky News reports: At one stage – for three weeks – it even held its first embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted inside a contemporary art museum. Mr Landsberg, who is President of Zaqistan, said he was amazed at how remote the ... more »

Ghost Slashes Woman’s Face During Seance In London

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A TV Psychic carried out a seance with 20 other participants in a 140-year-old building in north London recently, and says that one of the women in the group suffered a brutal attack by a demonic entity who slashed her face during the seance. Psychic medium Charlotte Codrai hosted the event at Alexandra Palace, and put the participants into a trance before commencing the seance. She says she began being bombarded by a series of visions of the buildings history, including “the sound of fire and a huge commotion.” At this point, one of the women in the group cried out, saying, “I fee... more »

Northeast Iowa And Suffolk County, Long Island Have Something In Common-- DCCC Malfeasance

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Throne-Holst & Vernon, not actual Democrats, "DCCC Democrats" For progressives and Democrats on the eastern end of Long Island there will be no good solution to awful conservative representation in 2016. The one purely Suffolk County district left, NY-01, has been gradually turning blue since I lived there in the 1960s. Obama beat McCain in 2008 and beat Romney in 2012. But last year conservative Lee Zeldin defeated moderate Democrat Tim Bishop 89,564 (54.8%) to 73,860 (45.2%). Zeldin is a prime DCCC target this year and they recruited a wretched New Dem, venture capitalist David Cal... more »

Lawmakers: Boehner-Obama Budget Deal Uses Same Accounting Gimmick as Obamacare

Rob Bluey at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 1obamasmile] Two conservative lawmakers are accusing Republican leaders of using an accounting gimmick in their budget deal -- a "trick" that mimics a tactic Democrats employed to pass Obamacare. Sen. Jeff Sessions and Rep. Mo Brooks call it a practice in...more »

ISIS Hostage Feels ‘Born Again’ After Witnessing Christian Captives’ Strong Faith

The Christian Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: christian captives] A Syrian priest who was held captive for months by the Islamic State terror group before being released said he was kept in an underground dormitory with 250 other Christians who refused to convert to Islam despite being pressured every... Continue reading *“ISIS Hostage Feels ‘Born Again’ After Witnessing Christian Captives’ Strong Faith”* at *christianpost.com*.

Robison, Jackson, Nunez Live-Streamed at ‘The Power of One’ Event Tonight

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The Power of One Dallas Cropped - 900] Tonight, The Stream‘s found and publisher, James Robison, is joining Bishop Harry Jackson of The Reconciled Church movement and Bishop Angel L. Nunez of Baltimore’s Bilingual Christian Church for Operation Blue Shield‘s “The Power of One” Speaker Series event in Dallas. The... more »

White House: No 'Large-Scale' Ground Operations In Iraq Or Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify on U.S. military strategy in the Middle East before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2015. *Voice of America:* *White House: No 'Large-Scale' Ground Operations in Stepped-Up IS Fight* The United States says it has "no intention to pursue long-term, large-scale ground combat operations" like in Afghanistan or Iraq, in its stepped-up offensive against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. Defense Secretary Ash Carter Tuesday sai... more »

Hey! The New SAT is More Racist than the Old SAT!

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
A clip from the NYTimes: Some expect that the new SAT will be even more challenging for the disadvantaged. By weaving more tightly into high-school curriculum, the test would seem to best serve students at high-performing schools, with the strong teachers who prepare them for state standards, as well as affluent students with access to test prep.

Fiction: The hottest topic of all?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to Literacy Today, October 28, 2015 The current issue of Literacy Today (September/October 2015) contains somewhat contradictory messages: reading "informational texts" is considered "a hot topic" that "should be hot," a view that coincides with the common core's heavy focus on nonfiction ("What's hot in 2016"). Fiction is not mentioned. But college student Brandon Dixon ("Literacy is the answer") tells us that fiction has made the difference in his life, contributing not only to his knowledge of the world but also to his ethical development and understanding of other people... more »

If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States

Mises Institute at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: nonrppadjustedmedian] The battle over the assumed success of European socialism continues. Many European countries like Sweden have gained a reputation as being very wealthy in spite of their highly regulated and taxed economies. From there, many assume that the rest of... Continue reading *“If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States”* at *mises.org*.

After court verdict, BMJ retracts 26-year-old paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Today, The BMJ retracted a 1989 paper about the role of breastfeeding and formula in infant eczema — 20 years after the data were called into question by a university report. However, the report was kept secret — due, by some accounts, to alleged threats of a lawsuit. That is, until this year, when author Ranjit Kumar […] The post After court verdict, BMJ retracts 26-year-old paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Lena Dunham’s Planned Parenthood Halloween Costume Shows She’s a Culture War Double Agent

The Federalist at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Planned Parenthood costume - 400] Writer and actress Lena Dunham is a proud woman of the left. She strenuously supports Hillary Clinton. She famously compared voting for Barack Obama to losing one's virginity. She'll kind of do anything in support of liberal candidates and causes.... Continue reading *“Lena Dunham’s Planned Parenthood Halloween Costume Shows She’s a Culture War Double Agent”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Arctic Multi Year Ice Increasing

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://notrickszone.com/2015/10/27/geophysical-research-letters-shock-finding-in-2014-more-multiyear-ice-than-previous-nine-years-arctic-winter-0-5-1-5c-colder/#sthash.7ZSS2soA.dpbs News of a new study from Pierre: Reader Dennis A. sent me the following abstract of a new paper by Haas et al: Ice thickness in the Northwest Passage – Haas – 2015 – Geophysical Research Letters – Wiley Online Library. It turns out that the Arctic is […]

NOAA Refuse To Release Emails

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/258375-agency-wont-give-gop-internal-docs-on-climate-research Get out the popcorn, this one could run and run. From the Hill: The federal government’s chief climate research agency is refusing to give House Republicans the detailed information they want on a controversial study on climate change. Citing confidentiality concerns and the integrity of the scientific process, […]

Debunking The “97%” Consensus Claims – Part I

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Someone mentioned the other day (sorry, forgot who!) that it would be nice to have a simple, go-to piece debunking the “97% of scientists agree” claptrap, which is spewed out by politicians and the media whenever they do not want to discuss facts. There are essentially two studies […]

Congress Subpoenas NOAA’s Emails

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/10/23/congressional-skeptic-on-global-warming-demands-records-from-u-s-climate-scientists/ From the Washington Post: The head of a congressional committee on science has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration over a recent scientific study refuting claims that global warming had “paused” or slowed over the last decade. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Committee on Science, […]

The Reply To Dr Pinto Which The EDP Refuse To Publish

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/climate-change-biggest-threat-to-public-health-says-nutty-doctor/ Readers will recall the article in Eastern Daily Press last week by Dr Hayley Pinto, in which she claimed that climate change is the biggest threat to public health – more than drugs, smoking and obesity. Her feature was so woefully poor that I asked the Editor of […]

Climate Change Will Kill All The Hedgehogs!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Hedgehogs-extinct-years-warns-Lincolnshire-expert/story-28055046-detail/story.html And yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s because of climate change! The only trouble is that someone did not the memo! From the Lincolnshire Echo: Climate change and the increasing destruction of habitats could lead to the extinction of hedgehogs within a decade, experts have warned. Figures […]

China’s Climate Plan

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood We all know that China has promised to peak their CO2 emissions by 2030, but they have failed to say at what level. Instead they pledged to reduce CO2 emissions per unit of GDP. And the reason is very simple, they do not want to restrict their economic gr

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