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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, October 30, 2015

3- Oct - Blogs I'm Following

10:33pm MDST

First of its Kind Study Shows Cannabis Has Little to No Significant Effect on Driving

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Anna Hunt* - Researchers reveal how driving under the influence of cannabis stacks up to driving after drinking alcohol. The post First of its Kind Study Shows Cannabis Has Little to No Significant Effect on Driving appeared first on Waking Times.

Will Rubio And Jeb Destroy Each Other? Or Is This Just A One-Way Street To End The Bush Political Dynasty?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Thursday night the Senate stayed up uncharacteristicly late-- no French working week this time-- to debate and vote on the budget. Although, with Senate GOP leadership and 18 Republicans committed to passage, it was a forgone conclusion that there would *not* be another GOP government shutdown, most of the southern extremists followed presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio-- yes, he showed up, not to work but for an opportunity to grandstand-- and Rand Paul in a pitiful narcissistic charade to elevate nihilism and wreck the economic in pursuit of their own narrow career dre... more »

Why do We Allow Private Banks & Families to Control the World’s Money?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - The world's money has been controlled by a wealthy families for too long. The post Why do We Allow Private Banks & Families to Control the World’s Money? appeared first on Waking Times.

Hit the Snooze Button: Most of U.S. Gets an Extra Hour of Saturday Night Sleep

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: sleeplate - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people in the United States are set to fall back into standard time and gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend. The annual change comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but most people usually... more »

Bio-Ethicist: Planned Parenthood Videos Suggest that Kids Born Alive Were Killed for their Brains

The Blaze at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood video - 418] Bioethicist Dr. Dennis Sullivan laid out key observations about the latest undercover Planned Parenthood video, taking aim at what he called "callousness and indifference" and explaining why he's left with the "unavoidable conclusion" that some fetuses might be "born alive." The key question... Continue reading *“Bio-Ethicist: Planned Parenthood Videos Suggest that Kids Born Alive Were Killed for their Brains”* at *theblaze.com*.

Rubio and Cruz atop the GOP

National Review/Kevin Williamson at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: marco-rubio-ted-cruz-gop-leaders-c] Ted Cruz is only going to be popular," a lefty correspondent sniffs, "in those places where the Osmonds are still popular." If that is true, then the news for Senator Cruz could not possibly be better, inasmuch as this puts... Continue reading *“Rubio and Cruz atop the GOP”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For ‘Misconduct’

National Public Radio at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Soldiers boarding plane - 400] Staff Sgt. Eric James, an Army sniper who served two tours in Iraq, paused before he walked into a psychiatrist’s office at Fort Carson, Colo. It was April 3, 2014. James clicked record on his smartphone, and then tucked the... Continue reading *“Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For ‘Misconduct’”* at *npr.org*.

Czech TV: 25,000 People Smugglers in Turkey Send Muslim ‘Refugees’ to Europe

Live Leak at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: refugees small] People smugglers may be creating the crisis in Europe. Many of those “refugees” from Syria’s war aren’t refugees and aren’t even from Syria. They are Muslim economic migrants in search of jobs and welfare benefits in prosperous EU countries with... Continue reading *“Czech TV: 25,000 People Smugglers in Turkey Send Muslim ‘Refugees’ to Europe”* at *liveleak.com*.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *WNU Editor:* Going to a Halloween Party tonight. GF is dressed as "The Angel of Death". I will be dressed up as the head of Spectre (*in a Mao style of suit*). The GF thinks my outfit is lame .... but heh .... it is what I have. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

The Eco-Apocalypse in Indonesia That No One is Talking About

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - This may be one of the biggest ecological catastrophes of the 21st century. The post The Eco-Apocalypse in Indonesia That No One is Talking About appeared first on Waking Times.

James Bond Would Not Make "The Cut' To Work In Today's MI6 (Because He Lacks Feelings)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An MI6 recruitment advert SIS *Aamna Mohdin, Quartz*: *James Bond lacks the “emotional intelligence” to get a job as a real-life spy* Britain’s Secret Intelligent Service, the spy agency better known as MI6, has launched its latest recruitment campaign looking for people with “emotional intelligence” just as the new James Bond film, Spectre, is released. But it turns out its most famous son wouldn’t make the cut. A MI6 source tells Buzzfeed: “They want people with a real passion for human interaction, understanding others, and dealing with the sometimes complex nature of human rel... more »

Putin Scepticism casts doubt on COP21.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
Reuters Report quotes Russian President Putin (LINK) "...there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia..." President Vladimir Putin, who has offered only vague and modest pledges of emissions cuts ahead of December's U.N. climate summit in Paris. Russia's official view appears to have changed little since 2003, when Putin told an international climate conference that warmer temperatures would mean Russians "spend less on fur coats" while "agricultural specialists say our grain production will incre... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Hell Boats' (1970)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From *Wikipedia:* Hell Boats is a 1970 British war film directed by Paul Wendkos that was filmed in Malta. It stars James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd and Ronald Allen[1] in a story about British Motor Torpedo Boats in the Mediterranean in World War II. It was the last film made by Oakmont Productions, a branch of Mirisch Films. The film's technical advisor was Lieutenant Commander Ian Nagle Douglas Cox who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order whilst serving in HMS Malcolm in 1940.

Mothers Against “Gun-Free Zones”

The Washington Times/Christy Stutzman at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: b1-gun-free-duck-gg_s878x1198] As the mom of a high schooler, choosing the right college is a major point of discussion at our house these days. We're asking a lot of questions like: Does it offer reasonable tuition? Should it be close to home... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM

Clinton Faces Protests as She Courts Black Voters

Steve Peoples & Bill Barrow at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Hillary Black Lives Matter Protest - 900] ATLANTA (AP) -- Shouting over protesters, Hillary Rodham Clinton promised black Americans she would address systemic racism, and if elected, follow in the footsteps of her predecessor, the country’s first black president. The Democratic presidential front-runner outlined her plans for... more »

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: Minimum Wage Increases are Bad News for Young Workers

US Chamber of Commerce at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: BWW - 400] What do policy issues like local governments raising the minimum wage and federal agencies threatening the franchise business model mean for people who will have to deal with their consequences? The Wall Street Journal asked Buffalo Wild Wings' CEO Sally... Continue reading *“Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: Minimum Wage Increases are Bad News for Young Workers”* at *uschamber.com*.

5 Things to Know About the ‘Halloween Asteroid’

ABC News at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: asteroid - 400] While a Halloween asteroid whizzing by Earth sounds spooky, there’s nothing to be afraid of. An asteroid that was just discovered on Oct. 10 is set to whiz past Earth on Oct. 31 -- the closest encounter our planet has had... Continue reading *“5 Things to Know About the ‘Halloween Asteroid’”* at *abcnews.go.com*.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Martin Chulov, The Guardian:* *Syria peace talks pin hopes for end to war on Iran and Saudi Arabia* *Syrian regime and opposition not invited to Vienna, with two regional powers yet to show any signs of wanting to compromise* The broadest peace talks since the start of the Syrian war are getting under way in Vienna, with Iran joining arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and the US to try to orchestrate an end to one of the most dangerous global conflicts in decades. While all regional stakeholders appear set to take a seat at the table, neither the Syrian government nor opposition have been... more »

What Happens When A Small Town In Europe Faces 70,000 Refugees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Rigonce, Slovenia is on the border with Croatia, and has become a passthrough for migrants en route to Germany and Austria. PHOTOGRAPH BY CIRIL JAZBEC, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC *National Geographic*: *What’s It Like to Have Refugees Stream Into Your Town?* Residents of a tiny Slovenian town are welcoming but have mixed emotions as tens of thousands of migrants flood into local roads and fields. Rigonce, Slovenia was a quiet, bucolic town on the border with Croatia where farmers tended crops and neighbors greeted each other warmly in the street. That changed last week. Overnight, the s... more »

a prison for your mind

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Moving left to right near the center of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. The interstellar shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its elongated appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away, but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years i... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Burden Of Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Burden Of Thinking”* by Chet Raymo “Let me speak for gray. Not black or white. Good or evil. Truth or falsity. Yes or no. Let me speak for maybe. Sort of. More or less. I think so. I am reluctant to speak for gray for fear of being considered wishy-washy. Indecisive. Unprincipled. But lately it seems as if we are surrounded on every side by zealots, and it's not a pretty sight. We are surrounded by people who are so certain of their Truth that they are willing to strap bombs to their chests and walk into crowded pizza parlors. Or fly airplanes into towers. Or bomb abortion cl... more »

800,000 refugees Plan To Return To Syria As Putin Smashes ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
After the launch of Russia’s successful bombing campaign to wipe out ISIS in Syria only a month ago, more than 800,000 refugees are now planning to return to their homeland. The Islamic State group had control over vast areas of Syria, forcing tens of thousand of Syrians to escape the terror. The Daily Express reports: Many desperate asylum seekers have made their way to Europe via boats to Greece, with David Cameron agreeing to let 20,000 in Britain over the next five years. But Russia’s bid to wipe out ISIS has been so successful that almost a million Syrians are elected to retur... more »

Free Download: Mark Twain, "Letters From the Earth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Letters From the Earth"* by Mark Twain "This is a strange place, an extraordinary place, and interesting. There is nothing resembling it at home. The people are all insane, the other animals are all insane, the earth is insane, Nature itself is insane. Man is a marvelous curiosity. When he is at his very very best he is a sort of low grade nickel-plated angel; at is worst he is unspeakable, unimaginable; and first and last and all the time he is a sarcasm. Yet he blandly and in all sincerity calls himself the "noblest work of God." This is the truth I am telling you. And this is ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Marietta, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Free Download: Mark Twain, "The Mysterious Stranger"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Mysterious Stranger"* by Mark Twain "An unfinished novella that Mark Twain worked on periodically from roughly 1890 until his death in 1910. The body of the work is a serious social commentary addressing Twain's ideas of the Moral Sense and the ''damned human race.'' Published posthumously in 1916 by Twain's biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. “…I must go now, and we shall not see each other any more." “In this life, Satan, but in another? We shall meet in another, surely?” Then, all tranquilly and soberly, he made the strange answer, “There is no other.” A subtle influence ble... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Shiver me timbers!!! For just a moment there I thought that time was real, that space was deep, and that manipulating circumstances and messing with the "hows" was the way to manifest life changes! Talk about insanity! Chaos! Doom! Whatever you do on this spookiest day of the year and beyond, don't let it happen to you. Must have been the "apple" punch... Oh, hey, nice costume! Happy Halloween!!!!!" ․ "Think, think, and let go-" The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" www.tut.com

Jihadists Celebrate Canada Withdrawing From The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Rachel Browne, VICE News*: *'Canada Ran Away:' Jihadists Reportedly Rejoice Over Trudeau Victory* Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) took to Twitter to celebrate prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau's victory last week, and his promise to pull Canada out of the bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria, which jihadists hailed as a victory for their cause. According to a report released Thursday from The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), there was a wave of reaction following last week's federal election, including from prominent IS activists. "#Obama gets on his knees ... more »

Cartoon: ‘Trick.’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ramirez - 103015 - Trick]

US Solar Plant a carbon dioxide emitter

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 6 hours ago
Previously this blog has noted that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System was disrupting the thriving habitat for tortoises, coyotes, kit foxes and bobcats and was vaporising birds*. (**Back-up link**) * Now we find that the plant has been a net emitter of carbon dioxide,* falsely described as a carbon polluter by Fox News.* *Taxpayer-backed solar plant actually a carbon polluter* Even as the Obama administration announces another $120 million in grants to boost solar energy, new reports indicate a centerpiece of the administration's green-energy effort is actually a carb... more »

Diplomats Claim Progress In Syrian Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria conflict: 'Progress made' in Vienna talks* World leaders say progress has been made in talks to resolve Syria's civil war after "historic" talks in Vienna, but they continue to differ on the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. The Vienna talks involved Iran, Syria's ally, for the first time. Federica Mogherini, the EU's human rights chief, said there were grounds to start a UN-led peace process. The talks comes as activists say a Syrian government attack on a Damascus suburb left at least 57 people dead. *WNU editor: *The diplomats talk of progress .... but the peopl... more »

Local Council By-Elections October 2015

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Sept Average/ contest +/- Sept +/- Seats Conservative 30 16,612 27.6% +2.4% 554 +23 0 Labour 26 14,137 23.5% -5.6% 544 -127 0 LibDem 21 7,714 12.8% +4.1% 367 +129 0 UKIP 17 3,117 5.2% -3.1% 183 -29 0 Green 19 2,999 5.0% -2.2% 159 -130 0 SNP* 8 11,524 19.1% +4.1% 1,441 -338 0 PC** 1 780 1.3% -0.1% 780 +271 0 TUSC 3 108 0.2% +0.0% 36 +5 0 Ind*** 7 3,024 5.0% +2.4% 432 +300 0 Other**** 2 ... more »

Nations Agree on New Syria Talks, But Say Little About Assad

Bradley Klapper & George Jahn at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the Grand Hotel October 30, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that they had agreed that Syria must emerge from civil war as a unified secular state.] VIENNA (AP) -- The United States, Russia, Iran and more than a dozen other nations agreed Friday to launch a new peace effort involving Syria’s government and opposition groups, but carefully avoided any determination on when President Bashar Assad might... more »

The Arab Christian Evangelist with a $60 Million Al-Qaeda Price on His Head

CBN News at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Zakarios.jpg] Born in Egypt into a Coptic Christian family, Fr. Zakarias Botros experienced the terror of losing his brother -- a martyr for the Christian faith -- at a young age. He inherited his brother’s bible and the notes his brother... more »

The Great Pumpkin Asteroid Will Hurtle Past Earth On Halloween

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A massive asteroid the size of four football pitches will narrowly miss earth on Saturday. Asteroid 2015 TB145 was only discovered less than three weeks ago and has been named ‘The Great Pumpkin’ as it will hurtle past earth on Halloween. The European Space Agency has warned of the danger of such asteroids should they impact with earth and the need for increased vigilance of the night sky. The Daily Telegraph reports: Asteroid 2015 TB145, which is 1,300ft wide and has been dubbed ‘The Great Pumpkin’, will pass by safely at around 5pm GMT on October 31 and could provide a stunning me...more »

VIDEO Defensores de derechos de las mujeres y del medio ambiente

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Defenders of Women's Rights and the Environment Testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Oct. 23, 2015

Is Hillary Going To Embrace Third Way, The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Establishment Democrats seem upset that Bernie has turned out to be more than just a nuisance vanity candidate, quite a lot more. His popularity and rising poll numbers have certainly been forcing their candidate to take stands on issues she would have rather not talked about-- from Keystone XL Pipeline to the disastrous trade agreement she was complicit in negotiating, the TPP, and which she has now been forced to disown. Progressives are holding her to a higher standard because of Bernie and she finds herself coming out for progressive policy she's never been particularly comfor... more »

Scientist discover Parallel Universe bubble of Inflation?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Hmmmm.... Floating Cities? CERN opening holes into parallel dimensions? The Mandela effects, with a list that is now growing weekly as we discover new "glitches" or pieces of the matrix that dont' seem to fit the "reality" we remember? Now this..... Interesting. Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours[image: parallelpic] We may have just, for the first time ever, caught a tantalizing glimpse of a parallel universe bumping against our own. Scientists say that signals from the furthest reaches of space suggest that the fabric of our universe i... more »

Hundreds of Spring Valley High School Students Walkout in Support of Fired Deputy Ben Fields

TheBlaze at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: walkout - 400] Hundreds of students at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, staged a walkout on Friday in support of school resource officer Ben Fields, the deputy who was fired after being caught on video flipping a student out of... Continue reading *“Hundreds of Spring Valley High School Students Walkout in Support of Fired Deputy Ben Fields”* at *theblaze.com*.

Mohawk Nation News 'Final Solution to Shit Problem'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
“FINAL SOLUTION” TO SHIT PROBLEM Posted on October 30, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 30 OCT. 2015. The shit problem in Montreal is out of hand. It’s about to poison the land, water, air [pew!], animals and people. The colonial settlers are overwhelmed. Their ancestors left the old country to come to our perfect land because they could no longer live in filth and dirt.

Missing 13th Amendment Found: “No Lawyers In Public Office”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States has been altered from its original in order to fool the American public into accepting a government that is mostly illegally in office. The information contained in the article below contains stunning revelations that the entire U.S. congress should be deemed illegitimate, after evidence that a clandestine plot to alter the U.S. Constitution has now emerged. Themillenniumreport.com reports: In the winter of 1983, archival research expert David Dodge, and former Baltimore police investigator Tom Dunn, were searching for evi... more »

Massive Crack In Earth Discovered Near Yellowstone Supervolcano

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Hunters near the Yellowstone Supervolcano in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains stumbled upon a huge crack in the earth that measured 700 yards long and 50 yards wide this week. The find was recorded by Randy Becker and shared via Facebook by SNS Outfitters (an antelope hunting guide service) – and the magnificent pictures soon went viral. Outdoorhub.com reports: “While hunting this past weekend in the Bighorns, we came across an awesome example of how our earth is not as stable as you might think. Awesome forces at work here to move this much dirt!!” Becker wrote on Facebook. What kind o...more »

Protestors Demand CDC Admit Vaccines Cause Autism Cover-up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A few days ago over 100 people protested outside the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta over the cover-up of evidence that proves that vaccines cause autism. The evidence they claim is being covered up stems from a former CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who says the CDC deliberately hid information that proved that the MMR vaccine causes autism in children. Truthinmedia.com reports: It was on August 27, 2014 that he made an admission that got very little media coverage. But it was a major statement. That statement read in part, “I regret that my c... more »

Whistleblower: USDA Hid Evidence That Pesticides Kills Our Bees

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A top government scientist has accused the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) of covering-up his research that proved that pesticides have been the number one cause of widespread bee deaths. Jonathan Lundgren, senior research entomologist at the USDA, said that neonicotinoids pesticides (known as “neonics”) which are used on all corn and canola crops, soybeans, cotton, and wheat have been proven to kill off bees in huge numbers and are dangerous to the food supply in America. Qz.com reports: In March 2014, he also reviewed a report for the Center for Food Safety that cr... more »

ISIS Have Obtained Chemical Weapons, Russia Report

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russian state media have reported that ISIS terrorists have gained access to the production of chemical weapons, according to the head of the department for non-proliferation and arms control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Mikhail Ulyanov. “By all accounts, the Islamic State group has gained access to technologies for the production of chemical weapons,” Ulyanov told TASS newspaper. “In the ISIS case, this is already not only the use of chlorine for military purposes, what Damascus is usually accused of, although there has been no proof yet”, he said. “There are facts against ISI... more »

Syria Say There Is No Evidence Russia Hit Hospitals, US Is Lying

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The US State Department have falsely accused Russia of striking hospitals in Syria during their fight against ISIS, despite a rejection of the claims by the medical staff at Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Red Cross. The embarrassing contradictions to US claims will strike a blow to the US propaganda machine, who have tried desperately to downplay Russia’s ever-increasing important role in defeating ISIS in the Middle East. Sputnikenews.com reports: Dounia Dekhili said that MSF hospitals have no information on which to base the US allegations that Russia is responsible for the des... more »

U.S. Deploys Special Operations Forces In Syria To Aid ISIS Fight

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The U.S. are to send Special Operations Forces into Syria in an attempt to ramp up their efforts against ISIS. This comes during a time that Russia are proving successful in their mission against the Islamic State, despite condemnation from the West and false accusations from the US of Russia killing civilians. Cnbc.com reports: The move will be described as a “shift” but not a “change” in U.S. strategy against ISIS, another senior U.S. official told NBC News. The official said the special operations forces will be stationed in northern Syria and work alongside groups with a “prove... more »

That Nifty Little Map of Taste Buds on the Tongue You Learned in School is all Wrong

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Steven D. Munger* - Like many things, what we once took as fact has just been proven wrong. The post That Nifty Little Map of Taste Buds on the Tongue You Learned in School is all Wrong appeared first on Waking Times.

The Global Warming/Climate Change Swindle: Outgoing Criminal Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, FAILED To Rein In Costly Science Hoax Of "Climate Change"!!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
It does appear that everything is full steam ahead next month, as many of our nation's so called "leaders" gather together in Paris, France, to force the world into the swindle of fraud "carbon taxation" based on the falsehoods and lies of "Climate Change" aka.. "Global Warming"..... In spite of my own best efforts, and the multitude of others that have worked their asses off, in trying to awaken most suckers..err.. people to the fraud of Global Warming or as they call it now "Climate Change", most are just too brain dead and brainwashed now to the point that they are willing to agr... more »

Leading Muslim Cleric: “All Jews Are Fair Game Today … Even the Women.”

Jewish Journal at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Gaza] Remember the name Subhi Al-Yaziji, dean of Quranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza. As Arab terrorists were attacking Jews in Israel last week, Al-Yaziji went on Palestinian television to cheer them on and remind them to include Jewish... Continue reading *“Leading Muslim Cleric: “All Jews Are Fair Game Today … Even the Women.””* at *jewishjournal.com*.

DHS: Illegal Immigrant Families at Border Believe They Could Stay in US, Collect Benefits

TheBlaze at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: border patrol - 400] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border told U.S. immigration agents they made the dangerous journey in part because they believed they would be permitted to stay in the United States and collect public... Continue reading *“DHS: Illegal Immigrant Families at Border Believe They Could Stay in US, Collect Benefits”* at *theblaze.com*.

Breaking: Odie "The Woodsterman" hit milestone...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*Yay!* Our favorite funny man, *The Woodsterman*, who brings us joy and hot chicks has reached 3 million hits. Congratulations, Odie. Let us not forget that with all the laughter Odie brings us, he is also a very smart and very talented guy. Head over and wish him well, and check out his work, as well as the work of his talented wife, at Dust and Lint.

John Zmirak Joins Eric Metaxas to Break Down GOP Debates, Planned Parenthood Video

The Eric Metaxas Show at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Metaxas] John Zmirak joined old friend Eric Metaxas to analyze the GOP presidential debate on CNBC, and discuss the latest Planned Parenthood sting video.

Cancer Boy With 48 Hours To Live Cured With Cannabis Oil

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The family of 3-year-old Landon Riddle who was diagnosed with Leukaemia, were recently told he had, at most, 48 hours to live. His grandmother suggested the family look at cannabis oil as a last chance treatment after the boy had gone through a horrific ordeal with two months of Chemotherapy leaving his distraught family at their wits end. “We discussed all of our concerns with his medical team in Utah and watched Landon continue to suffer and wither away as the piled on drug after drug. Then my mother came across cannabis oil online”, Landon said. Countercurrentnews.com reports: Th... more »

Report: Jets Asked NFL to Sweep New England Locker Room for Bugs

CBS New York at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: NY Jets - 455] The Patriots have a reputation as cheaters. Because of past incidents like "Spygate" and "Deflategate," the franchise is constantly criticized for breaking the rules in an effort to gain an unfair advantage. It seems that the Jets kept this in mind... Continue reading *“Report: Jets Asked NFL to Sweep New England Locker Room for Bugs”* at *newyork.cbslocal.com*.

TUCSON Dia de los Muertos Pilgrimage honors lives lost on Arizona-Sonora border

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
15th Annual Día de los Muertos Pilgrimage Honors the Thousands of Lives Lost on the Arizona-Sonora Border Para Español Presione Aquí­ Continuing to demand an end to this human rights crisis, that justice be sought for each of the thousands of lives that have been taken and an end to policies of 'deterrence' that have proven to continue to cost human lives.  By

Joint Communique Issued after Vienna Syria Talks

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) listen while UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (C) speaks during a press conference at the Grand Hotel October 30, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that they had agreed that Syria must emerge from civil war as a unified secular state VIENNA: Following is the full text of a joint communique issued on Friday after ministerial talks on a political solution to the Syrian civil war as agreed by 17 countries, the Europea... more »

Nihigaal bee Iina Dine' walkers at Sisnaajini, San Luis Valley

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
By Nihigaal bee Iina Censored News Oct. 30, 2015: We made it to the base of Sisnaajini! The mountain is beautiful and we can definitely feel the strength of dził'adzaan. Here in the San Luis Valley, we can also feel the impacts of colonization - the presence of our people has been removed from this area for generations, starting with the Spanish land grab settlement of Nuevo Mexico back

Obama-Appointed Judge Orders Jindal to Resume Planned Parenthood Funding

The Hill at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Bobby Jindal - wikimedia-Gage Skidmore_Medium] A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn’t cancel the state's Medicaid... Continue reading *“Obama-Appointed Judge Orders Jindal to Resume Planned Parenthood Funding”* at *thehill.com*.

Carson Tells AP: Seventh-Day Adventism is Right for Him

Rachel Zoll at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: LAKEWOOD, CO - OCTOBER 29: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a news conference before a campaign event at Colorado Christian University on October 29, 2015 in Lakewood, Colorado. Ben Carson was back on the campaign trail a day after the third republican debate held at the University of Colorado Boulder.] BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) -- As his surge in heavily evangelical Iowa puts a spotlight on his faith, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is opening up about his membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He embraces it as right for him... more »

"Paying Attention to Red Flags: Warning Signs"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Paying Attention to Red Flags: Warning Signs"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Red flags often come in the form of feelings urging us to pause for a moment, listen to our intuition, and reconsider. Just as the universe wants to provide for our needs, it also seeks to protect us from dangerous situations, destructive relationships, and even minor inconveniences. Frequently in our lives, perhaps everyday, we encounter psychic red flags warning us of potential problems or accidents. We may not always recognize the signs. However, more often than not, we may choose to ignore our intu... more »

The Tactics And Strategy That The Syrian Rebels Are Using To Survive The Russian - Syrian Military Onslaught

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Residents run though dust in a site damaged by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria October 24, 2015. REUTERS/KHALIL ASHAWI *Reuters*: *Trenches, tactics help rebels survive Syria onslaught* After the initial shock of intensive Russian air strikes, Syrian rebels on the receiving end of a major offensive say better organization and new tactics have helped them to stem losses and fight back. A month of Russian air strikes in support of government offensives have cost the... more »

Hospital To Offer Food Parcels To Patients At Risk Of Malnutrition

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Amid growing concerns of malnutrition, emergency staff at an NHS hospital are being asked to offer food boxes discreetly to patients they believe may benefit as they are discharged. Tameside hospital in Greater Manchester also plans to open a permanent food bank collection centre inside the hospital next month. This will be to help not only the patients but also locals in the area. The Guardian reports: News of the move came after it was announced on Wednesday by the work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith that job advisers have been posted in a food bank in Manchester as part... more »

GOP Pulls Out of NBC Debate After CNBC Fiasco

The Hill at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 27: The stage is prepared for the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado on October 27, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. The 14 Republican presidential candidates will take part in two debates October 28.] The Republican National Committee has pulled out of its Feb. 26 debate with NBC News after widespread criticism from both the party and campaigns over this week’s CNBC debate. “CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the... Continue reading *“GOP Pulls Out of NBC Debate After CNBC Fiasco”* at *thehill.com*.

Key Romney Advisor Disputes Jeb Bush’s Attack on Rubio

The Blaze at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Rubio-v-Bush - 400] A leaked internal document from the Jeb Bush campaign that suggested 2016 rival Marco Rubio could have something concerning hidden in his past was cast into doubt Thursday night by a Romney advisor who was involved in vetting the Florida... Continue reading *“Key Romney Advisor Disputes Jeb Bush’s Attack on Rubio”* at *theblaze.com*.

DC Doctors May be Forced to Take LGBTQ ‘Cultural Competency’ Classes

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: LGBTQ Healthcare Doctor - 900] With the number of gay and transgender people on the upswing in the District of Columbia, city council members want to force doctors to take cultural competency classes to better accommodate them. The council heard testimony Wednesday from local activists... more »

A Collection Of RT's 'Best Videos' On Russia's Military Campaign In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A Russian Aerospace Defense Force jet bombs Islamic State facilities in Syria. © Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation / RIA Novosti *RT:* *Best RT videos since start of Russian anti-ISIS campaign in Syria 1 month ago (VIDEO)* One month since Russia launched its ops against jihadists in Syria and online coverage of the campaign has boosted and attracted millions to RT online platforms in search of fascinating first-hand videos accounts from the region. *WNU Editor:* If you have some time .... there are a lot of videos here.

Russia's Military Operations In Syria -- News Updates October 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RT:* *Combat report: Over 1,600 terror targets destroyed in 1 month of Russia's Syria op* The Russian Air Force has conducted some 1,400 sorties in Syria since the start of Moscow's anti-terror operation. They have eliminated more than 1,600 terrorist targets in one month, the Ministry of Defense said. Among the destroyed targets are 249 command posts, 51 militants' training camps, 131 ammunition and fuel depots and 786 field bases, Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov of Russia's General Staff said on Friday. Despite Islamic State's "considerable losses and mass walkout," it's too ... more »

U.S. Director Of National Intelligence: Vladimir Putin Has No Plan On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN: James Clapper*: *Vladimir Putin in Syria is 'winging this'* Washington (CNN)Moscow's escalating militancy in Syria comes not because of careful strategic decisions but rather because Russian President Vladimir Putin is "winging this," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN Thursday in an exclusive interview. Clapper said Putin was "very impulsive and opportunistic" as he increased Russian support for close ally President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's roiling civil war. "I personally question whether he has some long-term strategy or whether he is being very o... more »

Navajo News at Censored News Oct. 30, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
 Navajo News at Censored News Alert: Arizona officials intent on stealing Navajo water rights have an upcoming Arizona Town Hall in November: http://www.aztownhall.org/Upcoming_Town_Hall Censored News is happy to share with you these Dine' (Navajo) news stories from the people on the land, Censored News journalists and video coverage of testimony before Inter-American Commission on Human

"Crabs in a Bucket"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"*Crabs in a Bucket"* by Sarah Robinson "When I was a little girl, I lived very close (an hour and fifteen minutes) to the Florida panhandle beaches. Which meant we spent a TON of time there. Early evening was one of my favorite times to walk the beach with my mom and my older brothers. We were all clean and fed and slightly sun weary but still desperate to be outside. So, we would grab flashlights, dip nets and a bucket and search the ocean’s edge for crabs. We would catch a bucket full in an evening and drag them back home where my mom or my grandmother would cook them up into so... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Satire: “Jeb Quits Race with ‘Mission Accomplished’ Banner”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Jeb Quits Race with ‘Mission Accomplished’ Banner”* by Andy Borowitz MIAMI (The Borowitz Report)— "Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he was dropping out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, while standing in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner draped over the façade of his campaign headquarters, in Miami. Speaking to his remaining staff members who were seated in a dozen folding chairs, Bush thanked them for the hard work that led to the triumphant completion of their mission. “Our work is done,” Bush said. “Thanks to you, we have prevailed.”...more »

The Economy: "A Sign In the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"A Sign In the Heavens" by Bill Bonner NORMANDY, France – "Investors didn’t seem to know what to make of things yesterday. The Dow rallied and sold off again – ending the day slightly lower. The signals that came out yesterday were mixed and left investors confused. The press was confused too. Reporters gave out good news and bad news without any clear idea which was which. Everyone is waiting for clarification. A sign in the heavens. A booming voice. A crash in the stock market. A kick in the pants. Lend money below zero interest rate? It is true, as an economist friend, Pierre L... more »

After CNBC Debacle, GOP Campaigns Plot Revolt Against RNC

Politico at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: CNBC Debate-400] Republican presidential campaigns are planning to gather in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening to plot how to alter their party's messy debate process -- and how to remove power from the hands of the Republican National Committee. Not invited to... Continue reading *“After CNBC Debacle, GOP Campaigns Plot Revolt Against RNC”* at *politico.com*.

Sympathy for the Devil

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Lucifer - Angel of Light - aka Satan - aka the Devil* Sometimes you almost have to feel sorry for the Devil. So much of "humanity" is trying to make deals with him. Individuals, Nations, Religions. He's so busy, sometimes he doesn't know whether to sh!t or go blind. Here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about. Neocon Analyst: Moderate Rebels Justified in 'Devil's Bargain' With ISIL. A Washington neocon shill is trying to explain the current US position in Syria, where the US has made deals with several competing terrorist mercenary proxy armies in an effort to unseat a ... more »

Hillary Clinton Declares Support for the Death Penalty

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Still tough on crime? Credit: Associated Press (source)* *by Gaius Publius* The headline says it all, though there's detail below. One by one, Hillary Clinton, to her credit, is taking positions on issues. She now supports the death penalty. I have to ask: Is there support for the death penalty in the Democratic Party, enough to carry her past Sanders, who with O'Malley opposes it? Or more narrowly, is there enough support *among Democrats* for the death penalty in the Super Tuesday states, especially states like Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina? I'll look at that below. Cri... more »

A Look At Who Has Gained Ground In Syria Since Russia Began Its Air-Strikes (Interactive Maps)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *The New York Times has put together a large number of maps on the conflict in Syria .... *Who Has Gained Ground in Syria Since Russia Began Its Airstrikes *(NYT). It is very informative and provides a lot of detail ... and quoting from the New York Times .... *The full impact of Russian airstrikes on the Syrian war has yet to be realized, but some shifts have occurred in recent weeks.*

Praying Coach’s Suspension Opens Split on Religion in School

GENE JOHNSON & LISA BAUMANN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Bremerton High School student Alia Steele, 14, wears a Jesus Lives shirt as she and fellow students chant as the Satanic Temple of Seattle gathers outside of the gates of Bremerton Memorial Stadium in Bremerton, Wash. during the football game against Sequim on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.(Meegan M, Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)] SEATTLE (AP) -- A football field in Washington state has become more than a battleground for athletes as the suspension of an assistant coach for praying at midfield after games divided people around the country over the religious rights of... more »

The Current Role Of The U.S. Army In Syria And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: A video summary on the current U.S. military role in Iraq and Syria.

President Obama In 2013: ‘I Will Not Put American Boots On The Ground In Syria’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Salon: **President Obama breaks pledge: U.S. will send ground troops into Syria* *For years, the president has pledged not to send U.S. forces into Syria. Now, he's reversing course.* Conceding that his more than year long strategy of fighting ISIS in Syria without ground troops is at a stalemate, President Obama is expected to announce that U.S. special forces will begin operating in Syria later today. As Iranian officials join international talks on a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria for the first time, the U.S. will now send what the White House describes as a small... more »

Hidden camera reveals: Why was a Christian activist expelled from temple mount?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/xEXZ_ZjwJtE This will not be shown by BBC who prefer to spread the Palestinian narrative narrative that Jews are trying to interfere with Muslims worshipping at Al Aqsa Mosque. Instead it seems that the Muslims see the whole of the Temple Mount as their mosque and thus no Jews or Christians are allowed there.

UK Police To Be Granted The Power To View Everyone’s Internet History

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Police are soon to be granted the power to view everyone’s entire internet history in a new surveillance bill which is due to be published next week. According to the Daily Telegraph proposed legislation will make it a legal requirement for telecoms and internet service providers to retain all of the web browsing history for all customers for a period of one year. The Independent reports: Authorities such as the police, intelligence services and the National Crime Agency would be able to access specific web addresses people had visited, but would need approval from a judge to view t... more »

The Economy: "This Truly Is 'The Calm Before The Storm"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"This Truly Is 'The Calm Before The Storm', And The Global Economic* * Crisis That Is Ahead **Of Us Is Going To Be Far Beyond What * *Most People Ever Dared To Imagine Was Possible"* by Michael Snyder "Have you noticed that things have gotten eerily quiet in the month of October? After the chaos of late August and early September, many had anticipated that we would be dealing with a full-blown financial collapse by now, but instead we have entered a period of “dead calm” in which things have become exceedingly quiet in almost every way that you can possibly imagine. Other “watchmen”... more »

"His Own Easiest Dupe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." - Demosthenes

Mohawk Nation News 'Everybody's Shit Stinks!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
EVERYBODY’S SHIT STINKS! Posted on October 29, 2015 Please post & distribute. MNN. Oct. 29, 2015. Animals taught us to respect the natural world. Rotitakeras means they who wreak like o’tah. In the natural world, all animals don’t shit in the river. They bury it in the ground. Even dogs and cats know that shit is supposed to go back into the ground, which filters it and then returns it

President Obama Orders Special Operations Troops To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. to deploy small number of special forces to Syria in advisory role: sources* U.S. President Barack Obama plans to deploy a small number of special operations forces to Syria to advise moderate rebels, U.S. sources said, a step he has long resisted to avoid getting dragged into another war in the Middle East. The number of special operations troops was likely to be in the range of 20 to 30, said one U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity. A second source confirmed the plan but declined to provide a number. The sources said the move, expected to be annou... more »

Contempt available only on currently existing orders

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Fiorito v. Wiggins, 2015 ONCA 729: [17] The civil contempt remedy exists where a party fails to comply with a live or operative order of the court: *Family Law Rules*, r. 31(1); *Prescott-Russell Services for Children and Adults v. G. (N.) *(2006), 82 O.R. (3d) 686 (C.A.), at para. 27. In the present case, by the time of the 2011 hearing, the 2008 and 2010 Orders no longer were operative. Those were interim orders. They were superseded by the parties' 2010 agreement on custody and access contained in the final Minutes of Settlement. Consequently, there was no order outstandi... more »

Trudeau-bama reassures Bibi-

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*CBC * The window dressing changed, but the window is still the same Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered his congratulations to prime minister designate *Justin Trudeau in a telephone call affirming the friendship of the two countries.* *Past Liberal governments have always had a pro-Israel foreign policy*, but because of the vocal support of the Conservatives since 2006, some Israeli commentators have raised questions about whether the new Liberal majority government will still be as close to Israel. Barak told The Canadian Press on Thursday that *Trudeau also ... more »

Energy 46, Dominance of coal power worldwide

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
Double talk is a perennial practice and characteristic of the "kill fossil fuels, save the planet" movement. They frequently jet-set to many countries and continents yearly on airplanes that run 100% on petroleum then lambast petroleum; they stay in huge, glitzy and brightly-lighted cities and hotels that are often dependent on coal and natural gas then lambast coal, natural gas and fossil fuels. And so they actually contribute to more global dependence on coal and natural gas. The Washington Post ran a story last October 12, 2015, As appetite for electricity soars, the world keeps... more »

Saskatoon City Police Tell PM Trudeau To Shove His Pot Legalization Plans 'you know where' !!

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
Reasonable persons would look at the results of the recent federal election and determine that change is going to happen with Canada's existing marijuana laws. These same reasonable individuals would deduct that perhaps application of the old, about to change law, should be tempered with some relaxed enforcement. Not in Saskatoon. Nope. Mindless and ruthless adherence to heavy handed policing continues. The Libs better fix this .... *CBC Saskatchewan* *Feel Free to discuss on TWITTER*

World News Briefs -- October 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iran backs six-month Syria 'transition' at Vienna peace talks* Iran signaled on Friday it backed a six-month transition period in Syria followed by elections to decide Bashar al-Assad's fate, a proposal floated at peace talks as a concession but which the president's foes rejected as a trick to keep him in power. Sources who described the Iranian proposal said it amounted to Assad's closest ally dropping its insistence on him remaining in office. But Assad's enemies say a new election would keep him in power unless other steps were taken to remove him. His government h... more »

Green Investments Tanking

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/28/green-investment-funds-are-tanking-losing-shareholders-millions/ Stranded assets, Mr Carney? From the Daily Caller: Green energy investments have been shredded over the past eight years, gutting shareholder value and calling the financial viability of renewable energy into question. The Energy Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund, which tracks the alternative energy sector, is down […]

Democracy Upside Down

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
It's not surprising that in its obituary of Sheldon Wolin, who died last week, the *New York Times *studiously avoided any mention of the term for which this political philospher is most famous: inverted totalitarianism. Instead, the obit's headline misleadingly and somewhat crankily blared that Wolin was an expert on "the limits of popular democracy." So it was all the more eerily prescient that in an interview with Chris Hedges last year, Wolin observed that it is essentially verboten for the media-political complex to openly declare that American democracy has been kicked upside... more »

Obama Agrees to Send ‘Fewer than 50′ U.S. Commandos to Syria

VIVIAN SALAMA & LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: US Troops-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small number of U.S. special operations forces will be sent to northern Syria to work with local troops in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House announced Friday, marking the first time Americans will... more »

Bernie Sanders Meets Privately with Joe Biden

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden - 400] U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke privately with Vice President Joe Biden for an hour Thursday, a meeting that comes at a time when he and other Democratic presidential candidates are trying to lock down the network of party fundraisers and... Continue reading *“Bernie Sanders Meets Privately with Joe Biden”* at *blogs.wsj.com*.

Authors retract highly cited Nature quantum dot letter after discovering error

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Authors have retracted a highly cited Nature letter that purported to discover a much sought-after, stable light source from quantum dots, after they realized the light was actually coming from another source: the glass the dots were affixed to. When the paper “Non-blinking semiconductor nanocrystals” was published in 2009, it received some media coverage, such […] The post Authors retract highly cited Nature quantum dot letter after discovering error appeared first on Retraction Watch.

BWorld 21, More internet use means lesser corruption?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld Opinion last Wednesday, October 28. *Many Filipinos and Asians now are getting more vocal about their frustrations regarding government (inefficiencies, wastes, corruption, plunder, etc.), corporate monopolies and duopolies, politicians and/or political parties, and so on. One of the explanations is that people have more information and have increased access to the Internet and events happening in their country and abroad.* More affordable laptops, tablets, and mobile phones plus greater access to the Internet, are big contributors to this. I... more »

Military And Intelligence News briefs -- October 30, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian: **China warns US it could spark war with 'provocative acts' in South China Sea* Beijing’s top admiral issues the warning during teleconference talks with his US counterpart aimed at defusing tension in the region China has warned the US that its “dangerous and provocative acts” in the South China Sea could lead to “a minor incident that sparks war”. China’s naval commander, Admiral Wu Shengli, issued the warning to his American counterpart Admiral John Richardson during video conference talks on Thursday aimed at defusing tension in the region, according to a Chines... more »

Syria Tells Saudi Arabia To 'Shut-Up' in Today's International Talks On Ending The Syrian Conflict

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
New York Times: Rancor Between Saudi Arabia and Iran Threatens Talks on Syria VIENNA — As Secretary of State John Kerry sat down here on Friday to push for a political settlement of the Syrian war, the immediate tension surrounded his dealings with the Russians and the Iranians. But the bigger challenge may well be reconciling the Saudis and the Iranians, longtime rivals who have turned Syria into the main battlefield in a broadening proxy war for dominance in the Middle East. They have more invested in the outcome than any of the other participants in the talks to end the confli... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 13 hours ago
A 5th edition of this 15-minute video: Police abuse in Black and White: Not counting Mexicans or Indians. Was not going to do any more editions, but was compelled to so as a few more cases came to light. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=101530614622457

IDF To Enforce Separation Of Palestinians & Jews In Gush Etzion

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The IDF is set to enforce almost total segregation between Israeli Jews and Palestinians in the Gush Etzion region in the West Bank. Israeli soldiers will keep Palestinians at a physical distance from the Jewish population following a military assessment that suggests attacks in the area will continue. Ynet news reports: Near total segregation between Israeli Jews and Palestinians is set to be enforced by the IDF in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank, according to a recently-written open letter from head of the regional council Davidi Perel to local residents. Unfortunately we d... more »

The Disturbing Truth about ‘Transgender Rights’

Michael Brown at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Gender disphoria - 900] Is it true that the push for "transgender rights" is simply a compassionate effort to protect a tiny, vulnerable portion of society? Is it an innocent, well-meaning effort that will not adversely affect other Americans? The answer to these questions is... more »

Attack Kills Dozens in Syria as Talks Begin in Vienna

Zeina Karam at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A Syrian man mourns a loved one following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern edges of the capital Damascus, on October 30, 2015. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 40 people were killed and about a 100 wounded when rockets fired by Syrian government forces crashed in the morning into a market in Douma which lies in the Eastern Ghouta district, the largest opposition stronghold in Damascus province.] BEIRUT (AP) -- A barrage of missiles slammed into an overcrowded suburb of the Syrian cap... more »

Law Enforcement Group Wants ‘Low-Level’ Offenders Released Nationally, but It Might Surprise You Who These Prisoners Are

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (C) holds a press conference to announce arrests have been made in last Thursday's mass shooting at Cornell Square Park on September 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The four men arrested are Kewane Gatewood, 20, Bryon Champ, 21, Brad Jett, 22, and Tabari Young, 22. Police believe the shooting was carried out in retaliation for an unreported shooting earlier in the day when Champ received a graze wound.] The new organization Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration recently sent 130 police... more »

Video Louise Benally at Big Mountain by Christine Prat

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Video interview with Louise Benally at Big Mountain. Video in English. Article in French. Thank you Christine Prat for sharing your photo, video and article with Censored News. Watch video and read article: http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3080

Nearly Blew it all from Okinawa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
At the height of the Cold War between the US and Russia, and right in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis, US Air Force Captain William Bassett averted crisis – and massive devastation – when an incorrect set of nuclear launch codes was sent to a US base located in Japan. Alexey Yaroshevsky has the story.

Turkish Kids Face 4 Yrs Prison For Ripping Up Posters Of Turkish President

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Two Turkish boys, aged 12 and 13, could spend four years in prison for “insulting” the Turkish President. Turkish authorities are charging the two children with “insulting the Turkish president” after the boys allegedly tore down posters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The boys’ lawyer has said the charges themselves violate the law. According to RT “There was no premeditation to insult the president. Also, they were unaware the face on the banners was the president himself,” Ismail Korkmaz, the teenagers’ lawyer, told RT. The kids themselves say they just wanted to sell the paper. “Tearin... more »

Red Flickering Light from Yesterday Gone Today

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
October 30 23:10 Compare with yesterday: screenshot taken Oct 30 00:15


Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
When she reminded us the other day of Arne Duncan's spin after the 2013 bump in NAEP scores and after the 2015 dip in NAEP scores, Valerie Strauss captured for us what blatant ideology can breed in the ethically septic mouth of a fool: . . . . reformers who have touted NAEP score increases in the past as evidence of success are now trying to spin the newest results as anything but their the failure of their reforms. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, in 2013 for example, credited Common Core implementation for higher NAEP scores in some states. He said: “In 2013, reading and math sc... more »

Major Gas Discovery in Egypt Changes Landscape in Middle East Energy

Steve Birr at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Eni Egypt Natural Gas] An Italian drilling company made a major natural gas discovery off Egypt's coast that could throw a wrench into Middle Eastern energy diplomacy. Italian energy company Eni began exploration in the region over the summer, taking a $60 million dollar... more »

Pre-Debate Poll: Carson Reaches Statistical Tie with Trump Nationwide

The Hill at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: carsonben_trumpdonald_102615gncl] Ben Carson is now locked nationwide with Donald Trump in a statistical tie for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination, a new poll says. Trump leads Carson by two points among Republicans nationwide, 29 percent to 27 percent, but the pair... Continue reading *“Pre-Debate Poll: Carson Reaches Statistical Tie with Trump Nationwide”* at *thehill.com*.

CCC Publish Power Scenarios For 2028-32

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/power-sector-scenarios-for-the-fifth-carbon-budget/ The Committee on Climate Change (Chairman – John Gummer) has just published their power sector scenarios for the fifth carbon budget, which runs from 2028 to 2032. They state: Under the Climate Change Act (2008), the Committee is required to advise the Government, by the end of 2015, […]

Authors retract two neuroscience papers for duplication and plagiarism

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A tipster’s complaints have led to the retraction of two papers in the Journal of Neurosurgery for “plagiarism, duplicate publication, and copyright infringement.” The corresponding author for both papers, Hung-Chuan Pan of Taichung Veterans General Hospital, had contacted the journal about publishing an erratum for one of the articles when the journal was tipped off by […] The post Authors retract two neuroscience papers for duplication and plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Israeli Forces Storm Hospital In Jerusalem

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
For three consecutive days, Israeli authorities have raided a hospital in Jerusalem that had refused to give them information on injured Palestinians. Israeli forces stormed the hospital deploying smoke grenades and rubber bullets in order to gain access to the medical records of Palestinians allegedly wounded in clashes with police. Each time, heavily armed soldiers have surrounded the hospital, blocking anyone from entering or exiting, then storming the building. Under international law, hospitals are supposed to be safe zones, off limits for military and police attacks and invasi... more »

North Korea To Hold First Its First Ruling Party Congress In 36 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*NYT:* *North Korea to Hold Convention for Workers’ Party* SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, which analysts say has grown more powerful under the country’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, will hold its first full-fledged party congress since 1980 next year, state-run news media reported on Friday. The party’s Politburo said the meeting, to be held in May, was needed to strengthen the party’s role under Mr. Kim’s leadership, according to the report from the official Korean Central News Agency. The report provided no additional details of what would be discussed... more »

Winnie-the-Pooh Artist Also Drew the Trenches of World War I

The New York Review of Books at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Winnie-the-Pooh artist] I had lazily pigeonholed E.H. Shepard as the genius who drew Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo, his images as enduring as A.A. Milne's text, and who also gave us the unforgettable Ratty and Mole and Toad in Kenneth Grahame's... Continue reading *“Winnie-the-Pooh Artist Also Drew the Trenches of World War I”* at *nybooks.com*.

Reports: North Korea Preparing For Another Nuclear Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *North Korea digging tunnel at nuclear test site, possibly for future test: report* North Korea is digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site with an eye to conducting more tests of atomic devices in the future, a South Korean news report said on Friday, two days before the leaders of the South, Japan and China meet in Seoul. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter also makes a separate visit on Sunday to discuss response to the North's missile and nuclear threat with South Korean defense officials. The site is on North Korea's east coast where three previous nuclear t... more »

Jeb Bush Tries to Reassure Jittery Donors After Lackluster Debate

Bloomberg at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Jeb Bush speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC.] For the second time in the past week, Jeb Bush attempted to reassure anxious donors that his presidential campaign was still in good shape. Bush delivered his latest glass-half-full message on a Thursday afternoon conference call, one day after Wednesday... Continue reading *“Jeb Bush Tries to Reassure Jittery Donors After Lackluster Debate”* at *bloomberg.com*.

China, Russia Pay Washington Post to Publish Their Propaganda

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: The Washington Post] Chinese and Russian propaganda supplements are regularly included in The Washington Post, but the widely read newspaper won't say how much money it gets on the deals. China Watch, a China Daily publication, and Russia Beyond The Headlines, a Rossiyskaya Gazeta publication,... more »

Egyptian TV Host and historian agree: burning Jews the solution

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
I'm getting so angry with the main stream media's bashing of Israel and willingness to spread the lie that the Arab Muslim world has no problem with Jews, just with Israel. Here's yet another example of Muslims hating Jews and wishing them all dead. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/202693 Presumably the BBC will claim that he's being mistranslated and means Jews but that'll be as convincing as when they tried to persuade us of that re Lyse Doucet's Gaza documentary.

Do Politician-To-Politician Endorsements Mean Anything?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday we ran a post about how usually-progressive Sherrod Brown endorsed Hillary instead of Bernie as well as other conservative shitheads (Patrick Murphy and Ted Strickland for example). And by now you've probably read how progressive poseur Bill de Blasio finished the serpentine negotiations that finally, this morning, led to a Hillary endorsement as well (on, of all places, anti-Hillary headquarters, MSNBC's *Morning Joe*). At the same time 5 other senators-- Tim Kaine (D-VA), Brain Schatz (D-HI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT)-- t... more »

Syria's Rebels Want Their Own Stalingrad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Bill Roggio and Caleb Weiss. Long War Journal*: *Jihadists in Syria train for urban warfare* The Islamic State and its jihadist rival Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, are training forces to conduct urban warfare at camps inside Syria. Both jihadist groups have released propaganda on social media sites over the past several days that show their personnel drilling in urban warfare tactics. The Islamic State is training its forces inside a city under its control, while Al Nusrah is instructing fighters near the contested city of Aleppo. The Islamic State showc... more »

Why America Cannot Win Its Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Army Soldiers participate in tactical range training using M-9 Berretta handguns on Normandy Range Complex in Basra, Iraq, July 15, 2009. The Soldiers are assigned to Company B, 445th Civil Affairs Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Chrissy Best *Peter Mansoor, Hoover Institute:* *Why America Can't Win Its Wars* Poor strategic decision making since 2001 has involved the United States in messy civil wars that will take years, if not decades, to resolve. In Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, regime change has come easily, but a limited commitment to stabilizing those nation... more »

To be wrong is glorious: Chu's numbers in Hung Territory

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Orchid Island sightseers* So the Taiwan ThinkTank poll gets passed around on Tuesday. It has the DPP's Tsai Ing-wen up 48-16 over KMT candidate Eric Chu with Soong at 10%. Wednesday I crash at my friend NewDad's place. In the midst of oohing and ahhing at his lovely new baby daughter, who fortunately for the rest of us resembles his very attractive wife, I remark that the poll is deep Green and probably deprecates Chu. "I'd give him another five points," I said. Wrong! The poll from the staidly establishment TISR came out a couple of days later. With nigh-on identical numbers (So... more »

Charlie Terrell - Earth Spirit - creative photography

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
I like bare-assed honesty, direct interaction with the viewer and visual magic in my art - the creative photography of Charlie Terrell oozes it.

Aboriginal Canadians Want In

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
https://bethechange2012.wordpress.com/ The next parliament will be home to 10 First Nations MPs -- eight of whom are Liberals. The Fair Elections Act was aimed at suppressing native voters. But, Michael Harris writes, it did just the opposite: Despite Harper’s best efforts to suppress the indigenous vote, aboriginals led the nation in a stunning spike in voter turnout on October 19. Several reserves ran out of ballots, and voter turnout was up by 270 per cent in some places where the indigenous vote was crucial. If the Fair Elections Act was supp...more »

U.S. Newspapers Report Yet Another American Arrested, Imprisoned in Iran

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Ali Rezaian, brother of Washington Post Tehran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian, talks about his brother's imprisonment in Iran while testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.] NEW YORK (AP) -- A Dubai-based businessman has become the fourth Iranian-American to be arrested by Iran’s security forces and imprisoned in Tehran, as the Islamic Republic begins implementing a nuclear deal struck with world powers, several U.S. newspapers reported... more »

In One of Migrant Flood’s Worst Disasters, 22 Die in Aegean Sea

[image: Greece PM Alexis Tsipras] LESBOS, Greece (AP) -- Greece’s prime minister lashed out against European “ineptness” in handling the migration crisis after 22 people drowned in two shipwrecks Friday. The Merchant Marine Ministry said 19 people were killed and 138 were rescued near the... more »

Creamy Chicken & Bacon Alfredo

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
After a long, hot summer that has lasted well into autumn, it finally feels like fall around here. And with the change in weather comes a change in menu, moving away from steady grilling to heartier, kitchen-based meals. If you're like me, you want something new that your family will enjoy without the obnoxious, "Ew, what is that?" exclamation from the kids. This Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo is exactly what you need to bring an exciting new dish to the table that feels familiar, but new. Essentially this dish is fettuccine Alfredo, but with the delicious additions of perfect... more »

Introducing God — The Story

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Isaiah's Prophecies foresaw the culmination of The Story] DUDLEY HALL -- All good stories begin by introducing the main characters. Much of the plot is involved in getting to know the characters as the narrative moves along. The big story of the Bible follows this pattern. "In the... more »

As China Abandons One-Child Policy, Experts Agree Change Won’t Be Enough to Avert Demographic Crisis

Madaline Donnelly at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: China Family Hutong] China is abandoning its controversial "one-child policy" in favor of a universal two-child policy, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua. The move comes after several years of the Chinese government slowly relaxing the 35-year-old mandate. The most recent policy modification... more »

Comparing the Night Time Red Flickering Light Shot with Day Time Screenshot

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 16 hours ago
Earlier today I posted about a red flickering light above the common spent fuel pool. (here ) What is the red flickering light? I think its new. If not, it has never before been so pronounced as to draw my attention as it did today. Here is a screenshot: October 30 3:08 AM I could still see, but only barely, the flickering light at dawn, when it appeared more purple. Now in broad daylight the flickering light is not visible. Here are comparative screenshots, with the daytime crop taken 10/30 11:04 AM: What I notice is that the area that is red in the night screen shot appe... more »

Senate Passes Budget and Debt Deal, Sends Measure to Obama

Fox News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 102815_an_emanuel_1280] In a rare late-night session, the Senate gave final approval to an ambitious budget and debt deal early Friday, sending it to President Barack Obama to sign. The final vote on passage was 64-35, as Democrats joined forces with Republican... Continue reading *“Senate Passes Budget and Debt Deal, Sends Measure to Obama”* at *foxnews.com*.

Negotiations: US and Saudi Arabia Want Syria’s President Assad to Resign; Russia And Iran Support Him

GEORGE JAHN & BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Vienna talks Syria Civil War] VIENNA (AP) -- The Syrian government’s biggest international backers and opponents plunged into negotiations Friday over a long-sought compromise to help end a 4 and-a-half year civil war and potentially ease President Bashar Assad out of power. U.S. Secretary of... more »

AP Exclusive: Missed Warning Signs in Gov’t Office Shooting

TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: homeland security] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department had briefly revoked the gun, badge and credentials of a disgruntled federal agent months before he used that weapon to start a deadly gun battle inside a government office building in southern California,... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up, 10/30/15"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up, 10/30/15"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The U.S. Middle East policy is getting more confusing and more dangerous. They are talking peace while sending more troops to Iraq and Syria. Iran is now also invited to the peace table in Vienna to try and find a solution to the five year Syrian civil war. The Iranians and Russians are backing Bashar al-Assad, and the U.S. wants him gone. I don’t see how this will happen peacefully when it hasn’t been done with force and more than 250,000 dead in the crisis. Is John Kerry just going to talk Assad out of power now t... more »

Charity ‘Helps’ Homeless People By Using Them As Human WiFi Hotspots

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A Czech charity has come up with a way to help homeless people and integrate them back into society, by offering them work as human WiFi distributors on the streets of the capitals city Prague. “WiFi4Life” provides the homeless with pocket WiFi hotspots and a power bank which enables passers-by to access free internet or recharge their phone or tablet batteries. In return for their work, the homeless are given meals, clothing, allowances and accommodation. RT reports: “We choose homeless people because they are already in the street and most of the time they have nothing to do and w... more »

Sign The Petition To Save Philippe Verdier’s Job

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Wolsten Readers will recall that Philippe Verdier, France’s leading TV weatherman, was suspended from his job a couple of weeks ago for having the temerity to challenge global warming dogma. It now appears that things have moved on. According to change.org, who have organised a petition against […]

We're off on a mission of national import!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015Halloween post on the morrow:* We're off on a mission of national import, engineered by Amtrak and the Great Pumpkin. Our very special, award-winning Halloween post will appear tomorrow. In the meantime, Wednesday's GOP debate has produced an intriguing moment. The basic question is this: Which pundits are blind to a basic fact? Which pundits can't see, or can't bring themselves to say, that the CNBC moderators performed rather poorly? Last night. Rachel Maddow couldn't see this obvious fact, joining many pundits at the new Salon. In certain circles, the t... more »

NASA Finds Pluto Steeped in Flowing Glaciers and Kilometre-High Mountains

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
Suddenly Pluto becomes interesting as a potential source for terra forming Venus. It has the necessary goodies which are typically rare elsewhere. At least this gives us our first serious look at the remote objects located where wevneed to find them. All good and we will surely be back when we are able to establish a base there. Again we get surprises. . *NASA finds Pluto steeped in flowing glaciers and kilometre-high mountains* *Oct 15, 2015 2 comments* *Image of Pluto taken by New Horizons* *Rich and colourful: Pluto as seen by New Horizons* *http://physicsworld.com/cw... more »

Viking Penetration of Minnesota

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
This is a short letter that captures present effort regarding this event. The meaningful take home is that an assembalge of hard evidence is growing and needs serious institutional support. The viking incursion appears to be a movement of peoples from Greenland that likely totaled as many as ten thousand and took several years at least. It is quite possible that the popul;ation outgrew the carrying capacity of Greenland itself while extensive viking exploration left no doubt of far superior country down through Hudson Bay and into the Great Plains. In the process they surel... more »

To End Wars -- Trump vs. Sanders

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
Mid East intervention has so far been totally counter productive. Thus a change in approach is desperately needed. As Buchanan makes clear, this is helping Trump and Sanders. Yet what is on tap is simple avoidance and I am not sure that will work either. The military has had their day and we know failure, so we can not go there again. Perpetual combat is stupid. I have long posted that we need de - nazification of Islam or something resembling that. Perhaps we can have fresh thinking.. . *To End Wars -- Trump vs. Sanders* *By Patrick J. Buchanan* *Friday - October 16, 2... more »

Graham Hancock is The Devil

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
An interesting item written by a sociology professor regarding the behavior of present day archeologists. Yes we have a serious problem. Archeology as a group has chosen to hunker down and only accept some work from one of their own however antiquated and wrong headed that chap can be proven to be. I am re posting excellent work on the origins of peoples in the South East. Legends and suspicions are all coming to life. Better yet, we finally get to glimpse the Atlantean Palace system as it really was after I posited its existence as such fifteen years ago. Others are pie... more »

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

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
The sheer volume is amazing and the majority is recent. I wondered just how the frog populations are doing. They are actually collapsing in conformance with our expectations regarding skin absorption of Round up. This also suggests that male fertility is on a sharp downward curve as well. It just has not been picked up yet. Add in the bee collapse and we are in the midst of a continental sized biological experiment applying aggressive environmental manipulation. Most of the damage is not likely been seen either. The Monarch butterfly collapse has been seen as well. My poin... more »

Police: Kentucky Fugitive Dies in Shootout after Manhunt

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Floyd Ray Cook] BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A fugitive accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer and firing at a Kentucky trooper was killed in a shootout with authorities early Friday, ending a nearly weeklong manhunt. Floyd Ray Cook, 62, was pronounced dead... more »

Standing up to the delegitimisation of Israel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
' The Asian shooting championship, which starts in Kuwait this week, has been stripped of its Olympic qualifying status after an Israeli delegate was refused an entry visa, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday. "Upon request of the International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF), the IOC Executive Board today revoked the Olympic qualification status of the Asian Shooting Championship taking place in Kuwait City between 1 and 12 November," it said in a statement. "The decision comes after the designated technical delegate from the ISSF, Yair Davidovich (Israe... more »

There is a Sure Hope. And It’s Not Washington

James Robison at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Our Certain Hope] It is sad to watch the American people trust the "arm of the flesh" and the "deceptive powers in this present world" as their hope. The New Testament refers to Jesus as "the Blessed Hope"1 and points to His promised... more »

Is China Threatening War Against The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Wu Shengli salutes during a welcoming ceremony for United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the PLA Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/JASON LEE *Reuters*: *China naval chief says minor incident could spark war in South China Sea* China's naval commander told his U.S. counterpart that a minor incident could spark war in the South China Sea if the United States did not stop its "provocative acts" in the disputed waterway, the Chinese navy said on Friday. Admiral Wu Shengli made the comments ... more »

Homi Jehangir Bhabha: a birthday

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*Father of the Indian nuclear program* *CMB:* BICEP2 added 95 GHz data from Keck Array and switched to setting Planck-style upper limits on the inflation parameter. The strongest one is \(r_{0.05}\lt 0.07\). It surely affects my opinions but I am far from 95% certain that significant \(r\) has been excluded. Homi Jehangir Bhabha was born on October 30th, 1909, to a super-elite Indian family. The family was Parsi – the word clearly indicates some relationship to Persia and the words and indeed related. However, the Parsis are just one of the old nations that lived on the Persian terr... more »

If Threats Are Rising Why Is The Obama Administration Down-Sizing The Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Micahel O'Hanlon, WSJ:* *Obama’s Military Policy: Down-Size While Threats Rise* A deliberate strategy shift to a smaller standing army risks leaving the U.S. unable to fight when necessary. The Obama administration’s official policy on U.S. military ground forces is that they should no longer be sized for possible “large-scale prolonged stability operations.” The policy was stated in the administration’s 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, and dutifully reasserted last year in the Pentagon’s signature planning document known as the Quadrennial Defense Review. “Stabilization operat... more »

China Build Megacollider, Two Times Larger Than LHC At CERN

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
China have announced plans to build their own version of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that will be twice as large as the facility in Switzerland. They hope to study the Higgs boson particle which was first discovered at CERN, and more commonly known as the “god-particle”. Techaeris.com reports: China plans on breaking ground on the facility in 2020 with no projected completion date mentioned. There is also no mention as to whether or not the facility will welcome physicists and scientists from all nations or if it will strictly be a Chinese-run experiment. Generally, governmen... more »

Military Photo of the Day: October 30, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Military Homecoming-900] A U.S. Navy officer hugs his family upon returning to Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Oct. 22, 2015, from a seven-month deployment with the USS Preble. Welcome home, hero!

New Al Qaeda Video Shows Militants Training With U.S. Weapons That Were Given To 'Vetted Moderates'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*PJ Media*: *New Video Shows Al-Qaeda Using Weapons U.S. Gave to ‘Vetted Moderates’* A new video released by al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra shows fighters from the terror group using the very weapons which were supplied by the U.S. to “vetted moderate” rebel groups as part of a disastrously failed plan to combat ISIS. The video shows urban warfare training near Aleppo. Observers on Twitter have noted the weapons appear to be M240L machine guns. These weapons had been provided to the small group of fighters trained under the Department of Defense’s $500 million “train...more »

Transport Econ 16, Stratbase ADR Institute forum on Manila Transport Infra Solutions

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
Solving, or worsening, the traffic congestion in Metro Manila and neighboring cities and provinces is a subject that seems to have created hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of "experts" on the subject. Almost everyone has a great plan and solution/s how to address the problem, some of which are useful, some may be not. Listening to real experts and people in the sector therefore, in a live, non-stop exchange of ideas, is a big treat. I myself have my own views and proposals how to address the problem but given the field of invited participants and speakers yesterday, I opted ... more »

Europe Vote To Drop Charges Against Snowden, Granting Him Asylum

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The European Parliament have voted in favour of dropping criminal charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden, and granting him protection in Europe – meaning that the U.S. will be unable to extradite him. Snowden has described the move as a “game-changer” and a “chance to move forward”. Rt.com reports: MEPs ask EU member states to grant protection to @Snowden as a #humanrights defender https://t.co/yPxFFMAXhx — European Parliament (@Europarl_EN) October 29, 2015 The call was not unequivocal, however, with 285 MEPs voting for the motion and 281 against, showing just how divided th... more »

Homeless? (Republican Debate Boobs/Train Wreck)  Bob (CIA) Woodward Encourages Paul Ryan's Assaults on Our Poor and Elderly  (“Obama’s Wars:” The Real Story Bob Woodward Won’t Tell)  Carly Fiorina Is a Poster Child for the Powerful (You Have Not Seen a Real Refugee Crisis) Bet You'd Like To Know How Many Trillions the Banksters Ran Off With   (Think Bob Rubin!)  Hastert Hushes It Down  (Glass-Steagall Big Lie)

Why Richard Gere’s “Homeless” Photo Went Viral: It’s More Common — and Closer to Home — Than We Like to Think “When I went undercover in New York City as a homeless man, no one noticed me. I felt what it was like to be a homeless man. People would just past by me and look at me in disgrace. Only one lady was kind enough to give me some food. It was an experience I’ll never forget.” To date,

Would Donald Trump Cancel The F-35 Program?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Rick Wilking / Reuters *Air Force Times*: *Trump wants to 'fire' F-35* Donald Trump wants to tell the F-35 that it’s fired. The businessman and Republican presidential candidate questioned the wisdom of purchasing the joint strike fighter during an appearance on a conservative radio talk show Oct. 22. “When they say that this cannot perform as well as the planes we already have, what are [we] doing, and spending so much more money?” Trump said during an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. The host asked Trump his thoughts on the fifth generation fighter and the fact that it... more »

Modern Feminism: Scarier Than Halloween

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Lena Dunham - 900] Hey, America, have you heard? Lena Dunham -- the creator of a not-very-popular, vaguely depressing HBO show, abortion enthusiast, hoarder of various potentially destructive sexual and psychological hang-ups and someone who most normal, well-adjusted Americans have never even heard of... more »

Remembering The Millions Who Died Under Soviet Rrepression

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A woman holds a candle near the monument Solovetsky Stone on the eve of the remembrance day for the victims of political repression in central Moscow, Russia, October 29, 2015. The stone from the Solovetsky Camp, one of the Gulag labour camps which operated in the early years of the Soviet Union, was installed as a memorial to the victims of political repression near a building of former NKVD secret service in 1990. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *WNU Editor: *The AP report is here .... *Victims of Soviet repressions remembered in memorial *(AP). Every Russian has a family member, a frien... more »

The Power Of Russian Social Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day ago

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

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
the society of the spectacle

Is Greenland Really Melting?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Anunnaki Are Returning To Earth Imminently, Says Researcher

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 27 and Beyond

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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

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

The Federalist at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Songs about disaae and Zomi= in low key I lov them

Climate Engineering

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 your 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 ... 

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