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Monday, October 5, 2015

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Two Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force McDonne...
Two Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II fighters (foreground) and two RF-4E reconnaissance aircraft refueling from a Boeing 707-3J9C tanker aircraft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Military expenditure (%GDP), Iran.
English: Military expenditure (%GDP), Iran. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Iran has 3 Russian-built Kilo class submarines...
Iran has 3 Russian-built Kilo class submarines patrolling the Persian Gulf. Iran is also producing its own submarines. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Front view of a Zulfiqar tank of the ...
English: Front view of a Zulfiqar tank of the Iranian Army. فارسی: نمای روبروی تانک ذوالفقار متعلق به نیروی زمینی ارتش ایران (Photo credit: Wikipedia
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"What Is Life?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." - Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator, 1830-1890

Has The U.S. Abandon Its Efforts To Enforce The Iran Arms Embargo?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
*Reuters*:* U.S. enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped during nuclear talks: sources* Addressing concerns that a landmark nuclear deal reached this year could boost Iran's military power, the Obama administration reassured critics that it would maintain and enforce its remaining tough sanctions against the country. Yet the U.S. government has pursued far fewer violations of a long-standing arms embargo against Iran in the past year compared to recent years, according to a review of court records and interviews with two senior officials involved in sanctions enforcement. The s... more »

Joaquin and Obama: Two Forces of Nature

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 25 minutes ago
[image: Obama in the Rain - 900] Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another “force of nature” flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up. Before barely any facts were known, there was President... more »

Charlatans and Sheep in the Quest for Equality of Outcomes

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 57 minutes ago
[image: Sheep Lambs Black and White Equality - 900] One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme “What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?” Whenever some group is not equally represented in... more »

What Can You Do About Congressmen Who Take Cash From The NRA And Vote For Its Deadly Agenda?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 58 minutes ago
A national poll from Quinnipiac in July came up with some startling results: 92% of respondents favor background checks for *all* gun purchases, and that includes 86% of Republicans. 90% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats also support Congress passing laws preventing people with mental illness from purchasing guns. I'm not even sure why I referred to those results as "startling." Two decades ago, on May 3, 1995, then-President George H.W. Bush sent a letter of resignation to the NRA because of the dangerous extremism of Wayne LaPierre, the group's executive vice president, a posi... more »

How Will Russia's Military Campaign Impact The Price And Supply Of Oil?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Telegraph*: *Russia bombing in Syria escalates oil price war with Saudi Arabia* The decision by Moscow to start bombing targets in Syria will rattle crude prices, argues Andrew Critchlow. Vladimir Putin’s order to begin bombing targets in Syria has left many political pundits in Washington and London wondering exactly what Russia’s ultimate strategic goal is in the Middle East. Aside from propping up Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the presence in Syria of Russian bombers flying missions against opposition targets marks the biggest deployment of Moscow’s forces in the region since... more »

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expanding debris cloud as the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant. This sharp telescopic view is centered on a western segment of the Veil Nebula cataloged as NGC 6960 but less formally known as the Witch's Broom Nebula. Blasted out in the cataclysmic explosion, the interstellar shock wave plows through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar ma...more »

Chet Raymo, “Learning And Yearning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Learning And Yearning” * by Chet Raymo “This photograph of the Eagle Nebula made by a rather modest telescope - the 0.9 meter instrument at Kitt Peak, Arizona - appeared on APOD (click to enlarge). I sat in front of the computer screen for ten minutes, breathless. One tiny corner of the Milky Way Galaxy, one of tens of billions of galaxies that we can potentially see with our telescopes! At the center are the so-called "Pillars of Creation" from a famous Hubble photograph. *Click image for very large size.* I recall when the Hubble photograph appeared in the media hundreds of vi... more »

"Who Am I: The Heart Of Unknowing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Who Am I: The Heart Of Unknowing"* by The DailyOm "The question of who we are is a seed that can bear much fruit if given the chance to unfold. At some point in our lives, or perhaps at many points in our lives, we ask the question, “Who am I?” At times like these, we are looking beyond the obvious, beyond our names and the names of the cities and states we came from, into the layers beneath our surface identities. We may feel the need for a deeper sense of purpose in our lives, or we may be ready to accommodate a more complex understanding of the situation in which we find ourse... more »

What If Russia Succeeds In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Dmitri Vinogradov *Alexander Mercouris, Sputnik*:* The West Fears Russia’s Success in Syria - Not Its Failure* The Western response to the Russian air campaign in Syria provokes a sense of deja vu. In every respect it is identical to the Western response to the Russian campaign in Chechnya in 1999. In the weeks following the start of that campaign Western pundits made a host of claims and predictions. They claimed the Russian airforce was bombing civilians, and accused Russia’s leadership of war crimes. They said Russian military action would radicalise the population,... more »

"The Future..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours, and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more, and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. We conceal it from our sight, because it troubles us; and if it be delightful to us, we regret to see it pass away. We try... more »

Psychology: "If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong*: *The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers"* by Cal Newport "*The Berlin Study:* In the early 1990s, a trio of psychologists descended on the Universität der Künste, a historic arts academy in the heart of West Berlin. They came to study the violinists. As described in their subsequent publication in Psychological Review, the researchers asked the academy's music professors to help them identify a set of stand out violin players - the students who the professors believed would go onto careers as professional performers. We'll ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is." - Clint Eastwood, "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

Psychology: “Self-Compassion: The Most Important Life Skill?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Self-Compassion: The Most Important Life Skill?”* by Robin Nixon “A charming animated baby, Kristin Neff's son Rowan retreated into himself as a toddler, losing his few words and becoming prone to inexplicable screaming fits. There are numerous ways Neff could have reacted to Rowan's 2004 diagnosis of autism. She could have buried her emotions, become despondent or immediately found something to blame. But Neff, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, was in the midst of pioneering psychological research on self-compassion. And her findings suddenly proved in...more »

The Poet: Sheenagh Pugh, “What If This Road”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“What If This Road”* “What if this road, that has held no surprises these many years, decided not to go home after all; what if it could turn left or right with no more ado than a kite-tail? What if its tarry skin were like a long, supple bolt of cloth, that is shaken and rolled out, and takes a new shape from the contours beneath? And if it chose to lay itself down in a new way; around a blind corner, across hills you must climb without knowing what's on the other side; who would not hanker to be going, at all risks? Who wants to know a story's end, or where a road will go?” ~ Sheenagh... more »

NATO Warns Russia Over Turkish Airspace Violations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Hill:* *NATO warns Russia after fighter jets enter Turkish airspace* The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is calling on Russia to stop violating Turkish airspace, and immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians. Russian fighter jets violated Turkey's airspace on Saturday and Sunday, according to NATO, after Moscow began an air campaign in Syria last week to bolster Syrian President Bashar Assad. "Russian military actions have reached a more dangerous level with the recent violations of Turkish airspace on 3 October and 4 October by Russian Air Forc... more »

Turkey Threatens To Shoot Down Russian Planes Entering their Air Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/IVAN SEKRETAREV/POOL *Thomas Seibert, Daily Beast:* *Turkey Threatens to Shoot Down Russian Planes that Stray from Syria* *The air over the Syrian-Turkish border is getting crowded with warplanes, and tensions are growing.* ISTANBUL — As Russian warplanes fly over Syria, neighboring NATO member Turkey says its fighter jets could open fire on them if they stray into Turkish airspace. The threat is serious and highlights the danger of a dire... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Emile Simpson, Politico*: *Is Kunduz the beginning of the end for Afghanistan?* America’s deadly hospital strike points up how hard it’s going to be to keep control from the air. A week ago, Kunduz, a provincial capital of 300,000 in northern Afghanistan, was not considered of particular strategic importance in the war against the Taliban. The Afghan government’s focus has been primarily on the fight in river valleys of southern Afghanistan to protect Kandahar, and in the mountain passes of eastern Afghanistan to protect Jalalabad. But the fall of Kunduz to the Taliban for two d... more »

Was it just a coincidence that John Oliver dealt with Jason Chaffetz right after a fine segment dealing with mental illness in America?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"I don't know what's worse here, the fact that the Secret Service is so petty that they broke the law to embarrass Jason Chaffetz, or the fact that they're so stupid, they didn't realize, if you want to embarrass Jason Chaffetz, just wait, he will do it for you." Watch our Jason have fun with charts! And later show his, er, gentle side as he breaks down at thought of, um, the death of President Lincoln? (Had he maybe just heard the news?)* *by Ken* And you thought that with "Sunny John" Boehner we had just about scraped the bottom of the barrel as regards speaker-of-the-House mate... more »

State, Church, and National Identity in Putin's Russia

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*"The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics" by Irina Papkova (2011).* "Irina Papkova is a Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center For Religion, Peace and World Affairs. She received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University and has previously taught at Georgetown and George Washington Universities. Her book, “The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics,” was published by Oxford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press in 2011. Irina’s current research includes Lebanese politics and the Secular Lebanon movement." *(Source).* *An excerpt from, "Russian Orthodox ch... more »

Trade Union Bill: New 50% turnout law for strike ballots may backfire on the Tories, as 3m working poor get poorer

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
SOURCE INDEPENDENT: Trade Union Bill - All Scottish councils say they will ignore controversial new law All 32 Scottish councils will refuse to implement the conditions of the bill when it becomes law. Those conditions include removing the process of check-offs whereby union subscriptions are deducted from the salaries of workers who are members of a trade union. Unions have complained that

What Does it Mean to Promote Human Rights?

Wendy Wong at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
A few months ago, I began my Duck postings with an introspective on what it’s like to have grown up in the USA and moved to Canada to start my professional career. The current context in Canada is both daunting and exciting – yes people, “We the North” have an election. In two weeks. We […]

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*The Pogey Boats ~Troy Gilbert, GulfLatitudes.com* *State coastal board proposes sending money left over from coastal projects to La. 1 elevation work ~Amy Wold, The Advocate*

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Lawrence Wilkerson: “The American ‘Empire’ Is In Deep, Deep Trouble”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*Lawrence Wilkerson: * *“The American ‘Empire’ Is In Deep, Deep Trouble”* by Tyler Durden "Former US army colonel and Chief of Staff for Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson unleashed a most prescient speech on the demise of the United States Empire. As Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith notes, Wilkerson describes the path of empires in decline and shows how the US is following the classic trajectory. He contends that the US needs to make a transition to being one of many powers and focus more on strategies of international cooperation. The video is full of rich historical detail and terrifi... more »

Assad Takes A Clear-Eyed Approach To Fighting Terrorism, Saying "We Should Fight The Thought" That Creates Groups Like ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
"*President Assad: *These terrorist organizations, whether ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra or al- Qaeda are mere manifestations of a long and deep perversion in our region and our society. This perversion is at least five decades old; but it practically started two centuries ago with perverse interpretation of Islam. The main manifestation of this perversion is the Wahhabi movement which interpreted Islam in a perverted and, in most cases, contradictory manner with the import of Islam itself. So, these are mere manifestations. Dealing with this short term damage, which is related to the te... more »

“Christian Civilization” and Mass Muslim Migration

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Winston Churchill by G. Harington] Jonathan Sandys has written a new book about his great-grandfather Winston Churchill’s role in and attitude toward Divine Providence. Sandys doesn’t try to explain or exaggerate Churchill’s opaque religious beliefs. Instead he explains that his ancestor’s career was animated by... more »

David Cameron: “I’m Prepared To Press Red Nuclear Button”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that he is prepared to press the red button (or the ‘nuclear button’) if he needs to do it – directly opposing Labour’s current stance on the nation’s security. Opposing Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-nuclear stance, David Cameron told the Conservagtive Party Conference in Manchester on Monday that he believed Britain should retain the Trident nuclear deterrent. Sky News reports: And he said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s recent comment that he would not authorise the use of nuclear weapons even if Britain was under nuclear attack “under... more »

Hillary Clinton Lays Out Plan To Ban Guns

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has issued proposals on Monday that she says will eliminate gun violence in America. Her proposals come shortly after the mass shooting in Oregon which killed 13 people. Nytimes.com reports: The proposal most likely to generate controversy is using executive action to close the so-called gun show loophole, if efforts to pass new measures in Congress do not succeed, according to a campaign aide to Mrs. Clinton, who asked for anonymity to lay out the plans before the candidate does. Most of the ideas would face a steep battle with the Republican... more »

Elon Musk: Let’s Nuke Mars And Send Humans There

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Following on from NASA’s announcement that liquid water flows on Mars, which has prompted some to suggest that alien life may exist on the red planet – Elon Musk has now suggested that humans should NUKE Mars in order for it to become a liveable place for human beings. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, says that detonating nuclear explosions every few seconds on Mars could make it more hospitable by warming the planet up via artificial suns created from the explosions. Presstv.com reports: “What I was talking about was having a series of very large, by our standards, but very small by ...more »

Moscow Prepare To Upgrade 12 Nuclear Submarines

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russia are in the process of upgrading 12 multi-purpose nuclear submarines in order to modernize them for war. The nuclear submarines will be equipped with new weapons systems and missiles, and will have an extended shelf life by 20 years. Thediplomat.com reports: While details about the refitting of the Akula-class and Delta III-class boats remains unclear, the Oscar II-class vessels will likely be re-designated Project 949AM. According to IHS Jane’s Navy International, “Along with improved acoustic, electronic, navigation and communications systems, Project 949AM submarines are u...more »

Palestinian Teen Killed By Israeli Soldiers Amid Violence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Israeli soldiers have killed a Palestinian teenage boy in the West Bank on Monday during ongoing clashes between Palestinians and police. The escalating violence over the past few days has seen a hundred Palestinians wounded, and spiked on Monday when the Israeli government decided to shut out Palestinians from entering Jerusalem’s Old City during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Washingtonpost.com reports: The move, which even the Israeli police called “drastic,” came after the fatal stabbing there Saturday of an off-duty Israeli soldier and a well-known rabbi. Israeli Prime Minister ... more »

Huge Container Ship Disappears In Bermuda Triangle

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A 790-food container ship headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, named El Faro has disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. The disappearance may have something to do with Hurricane Joaquin, experts say, as the Category 4 storms passed through the Atlantic Ocean at the time of the disappearance. Yahoo News reports: The ship left Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday and was headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico before reportedly losing power and taking on water while sailing through 20 to 30-foot waves. Before losing contact with the ship, officials say the crew of 38 reported they were successfully ... more »

The Public Relations War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
It didn’t take long, after Russia began its anti-terrorist bombing campaign, for social media to be flooded with ‘evidence’ of civilian casualties. The claims were readily repeated by Western mainstream media - and even some peaceniks. It turns out the reports were false and fabricated.

Brzezinski- Obama Should Retaliate if Russia Does Not Stop Attacking US Assets

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
From Politico excerpted from Financial Times *If anyone, anyone at all has access to the Financial Times site, please share the article here.* Not the link, just the information in the article. I can't access the FT's piece. :( The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging "strategic boldness," with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake. Moscow's apparent decision to strike non-Islami... more »

High Fructose Diet Slows Brain Recovery, UCLA Study Shows

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
UCLA neuroscientists have discovered that a diet that includes high fructose slows the brains ability to heal after head trauma. The discovery could have huge consequences for the 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Newswise.com reports: “Americans consume most of their fructose from processed foods sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup,” saidFernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery and integrative biology and physiology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. “We found that processed fructose inflicts surprisingly harmful effects on th...more »

‘Red Vineyards’ - Vincent Van Gogh

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: VanGogh]I confess, I haven’t always been an admirer of Van Gogh’s work, but the more I see now the more I see to enjoy. Not so much *what* he chooses to paint —which is often little more than another peasant scene in the manner of Millet—as the depth he achieves with some few very coarse brush strokes. He paints in three dimensions, experimenting with what paint can do to make two dimensional paint give a bold three-dimensional image. I love the sweep of the trees away from that golden orb hanging ominously above the ensemble; the slight changes in hue of the coarse paint stro... more »

World News Briefs -- October 5, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish airspace* The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries. NATO held an emergency meeting in Brussels of ambassadors from its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace" after a Russian jet crossed its frontier with Syria on Saturday. A Russian warpla... more »

Early Iceland Settlers May Have Been Christians, Not Vikings

Believers Stand United at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: caves - 400] (Iceland)--It has long been believed that the first people to inhabit Iceland were the Norse settlers who arrived around the year 874 AD. However, the discovery of Christian crosses carved into man-made caves in the southern part of the island... Continue reading *“Early Iceland Settlers May Have Been Christians, Not Vikings”* at *believersstandunited.com*.

Oct. 5: I cannot think of a title for this one.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
In a corner in Moncton's Victoria Park is a monument to the people of this city who have died in our wars. It's nothing fancy or showy. But its very simplicity is what makes it a moving visit. For this Remembrance Day, a name has been added. L.J.Boudreau didn't die in Korea in 1953. He died in Canada in 1980. But he lived and then died with a malaria that he contracted in Korea. So, with the support of The Canadian Legion, his name was added to our war memorial. Many of our war dead were killed by war - but not during the war. A childhood friend who was some years older than me we... more »

If You Work For A Federal Contractor, You Have More Rights Than You Thought You Did. Thanks, Obama!

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 7 hours ago
President Obama has been firing up his mighty pen and issuing Executive Orders left and right. Well, left anyhow. Some of those orders may benefit you. If you work for a company that does business with or gets money from the Federal government, you probably have more rights than you thought you did. Here are some of the lovely, pro-employee executive orders that you should thank President Obama for (and vote well in the next election to preserve, since every Republican candidate vows to reverse every one of these): *Paid sick leave*: You will be entitled to one hour of paid sick lea... more »

Africa’s Cardinal Robert Sarah Set to be a Synod Protagonist

Crux at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Robert Sarah - 400] ROME -- At the opening news conference of the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family on Monday, two leading European prelates said they were waiting to hear the voice of the Church in Africa with "great interest and respect."... Continue reading *“Africa’s Cardinal Robert Sarah Set to be a Synod Protagonist”* at *cruxnow.com*.

TPP: Dismantling the negative railroad

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Few details have been released on the final TPP deal agreed last night in Atlanta, but enough to get a broad overview—and to realise much of the opposition to it has been as unhinged as it has been incoherent. “Peak Kelsey” as one politician dubbed it. An orgy of uninformed eloquence, said another. And a very good reason for Labour to keep talking about lack of details as they work out how to quietly backtrack from the anti-TPP corner they inastutely painted themselves into. In evaluating the deal that places us smack bang into the world’s largest semi-free-trade zone (to be exclu... more »

The Next Not Roswell Slides Chapter

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
One of the reasons that the posts here appear on an irregular basis is that I wait for some sort of inspiration to hit. I had put up the post on the size of the debris field with the idea to do the same with descriptions of the debris, or which officers said what about the crash and the like. Rich Reynolds also chastised me for not answering his question about UFO movies and I wanted to do something with the Hangar One nonsense about the Kingman UFO crash which I figured would alienate most of MUFON and the entire population of Kingman. Today, however, a question that I had no answer... more »

Can Trump Make Himself Useful By Helping Derail The TPP?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The video above, by Art Thompson, CEO of the old skool right-wing fringe group, the John Birch Society, is the kind of thing right-wing voters are hearing more and more about. People don't listen to this nut. But they do listen to Donald Trump, who is ready to exploit legitimate concerns as well as confusion and turmoil around the TPP for his own purposes. Fine. Once word started leaking out yesterday that the secret negotiations on the TPP were basically done, the first congressional reaction I saw was from Alan Grayson, a implacable foe of trade agreements that ship American job... more »

Catastrophe: Jerry Brown Signs Assisted Suicide into Law

National Review/Wesley J. Smith at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Assisted Suicide Pills Water Rosary - 400] Jerry Brown has signed assisted suicide into law. In his short letter, he explained why he signed this radical shift in the ethics of medicine and healthcare policy into law-because in the end, it was all about him. Brown worries about what he... Continue reading *“Catastrophe: Jerry Brown Signs Assisted Suicide into Law”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Report: Russia Planning To Send 150,000 Soldiers To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A Russian jet carries out an air strike in Syria *Express*:* End of ISIS? Putin 'sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State'* VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to send 150,000 troops to Syria in a bid to wipe out the evil Islamic State once and for all. The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. The city is the self-declared capital of ISIS in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the milita... more »

Russian Naval Build-up Continues Off The Coast Of Syria. Expected To Provide An Air-Protection Bubble For Russian Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*USNI News*: *Russian Warships in Eastern Mediterranean to Protect Russian Strike Fighters in Syria* A Black Sea-based Russian surface action group scrambled to the Eastern Mediterranean —under the guise of drilling in the region — are likely there to provide an air defense bubble to protect Russian fighters striking targets in Syria, according to a Russian press report. In the last three weeks, several surface combatants have departed the Russian Black Sea headquarters in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula for the Mediterranean for an announced series of anti-ship and anti-air d... more »

Electing An Actual Progressive Isn't The Same As Electing A Corporate Democrat Who's Just A Bit Better Than A Republican

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Over the weekend, one of the most talked-about pieces from the mainstream press was Patrick Healy's *NY Times* report on dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party establishment, "Democrats Find That Anti-Establishment Isn’t Just a G.O.P. Theme." "Anger at the political establishment," Healy wrote, has overtaken the Republican presidential race, embodied in the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. But it is also coursing through the Democratic electorate, fueling the popularity of Bernie Sanders, inspiring liberal challenges to party-backed congressional candidates and spurring activism ... more »

George Osborne's Stalinist Move

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Is the loss of Lord Adonis from the Labour side of the Lords really a coup for George Osborne? Not really. A tsunami failed to erupt from the impact point in the cross benches, sweeping away the shiny new works of our equally shiny new leadership. The political damage is limited because he's not terribly well-known even among Labour members, let alone the electorate. And because, as a peer, he is fundamentally unaccountable. Besides, Adonis has form for trading in party memberships; and he's more a technocrat than a politician. This is a man who likes to do things, so had Osborne m... more »

Flagstaff Gold King Mine Spill Benefit: Abolish Columbus Day Events Oct. 10-12

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Contact: Klee Benally indigenousaction@gmail.com Flagstaff Gold King Mine Spill Benefit and Abolish Columbus Day Events Oct. 10-12, 2015Benefit Concert, Workshops, Flash Mob, and Forum Flagstaff, Ariz. — Events will be held in Flagstaff to address the colonial legacy of genocide and slavery celebrated throughout this country as "Columbus Day." Indigenous Peoples

Man - and Woman by Bernie Sanders

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*" A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.The man and woman get dressed up on Sunday — and go to Church, or maybe to their “revolutionary” political meeting.Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspapers with the articles like “Girl 12 raped by 14 men” sell so well? To wh... more »

California Gov. Signs ‘Right-to-Die’ Legislation

Judy Lin at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Assisted Suicide Pills Poison - 900] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged... more »

The Last Gun Store in San Francisco is Closing for Good

Mashable at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: gun shop - 400] SAN FRANCISCO -- The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business. “It’s with tremendous sadness... Continue reading *“The Last Gun Store in San Francisco is Closing for Good”* at *mashable.com*.

Bill Bailey on Alfred Russel Wallace | Natural History Museum

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Video Title: Bill Bailey on Alfred Russel Wallace | Natural History Museum. Source: Natural History Museum. Date Published: July 3, 2013. Description:* Comedian Bill Bailey shares his huge admiration for Alfred Russel Wallace who died 100 years ago in 1913. Not only did Wallace co-discover natural selection, the driving force for evolution, he also founded a new field of biology - the study of the geographical distribution of animals.

Russia's Military Involvement In Syria -- News Updates October 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*New York Times*:* Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria* MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial... more »

A guest essay from Bud Nye: "NTHE: How We Got Here, Love, and Hope"

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 8 hours ago
Thanks to Bud Nye, for his permission to publish this original essay at Wit's End. It follows a brief autobiography he composed: Bud Nye, with an undergraduate degree in ecology and a masters degree in counseling, worked as a psychiatric nurse for 15 years and taught high school chemistry and physics for eight years before retiring. He has had a passionate, life-long interest in ecological collapse issues and helped start an emotion-focused extinction support group (EF ESG) in Tacoma, Washington three years ago, which meets monthly. More recently, he started an Attachment Support G... more »

UFOs "Roamed at Will" on the Night of the Supermoon

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 8 hours ago
*Source: Radio Santiagohttp://www.radiosantiago.cl/ovnis-se-pasearon-como-pedro-por-su-casa-en-la-noche-de-la-superluna/Date: 10.04.15* *UFOs “Roamed at Will” on the Night of the Supermoon* Last week’s astronomical event known as the “blood moon” created a sensation on social media, with thousands of related photos and messages. It is a relatively frequent phenomenon, occurring every 15, 16, 17 or 18 years. The last supermoon occurred on the 27th of September of 2015, making it 14% larger than it is usually seen, and also coinciding with a full lunar eclipse. The next event will ... more »

Carson Ties Trump in New Pa. Poll

Washington Examiner at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Trump and Carson - 400] Right now, the 2016 race is the Donald Trump and Ben Carson show, and everyone else is just playing a supporting role. According to a new Mercyhurst poll released Monday, Trump and Carson lead among Pennsylvania voters, with the pair tied at... Continue reading *“Carson Ties Trump in New Pa. Poll”* at *washingtonexaminer.com*.

Report: Koch Brothers Taking ‘Serious Look’ at Fiorina

The Hill at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Carly Fiorina4 - 400] Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are taking a “serious look” at GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, Reuters reports, citing unidentified sources close to the mega-donors. The brothers are eyeing the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard following her high-profile performance in... Continue reading *“Report: Koch Brothers Taking ‘Serious Look’ at Fiorina”* at *thehill.com*.

New Poll: Fiorina Leads Clinton by Double Digits in Iowa

The Hill at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: FIORINA and Clinton - 400] A new poll finds GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina leading Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton by 14 points in the early voting state of Iowa. The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll found Fiorina up 52-38, with Clinton trailing several GOP rivals in... Continue reading *“New Poll: Fiorina Leads Clinton by Double Digits in Iowa”* at *thehill.com*.

The Synod’s Real Opening, Where Francis Affirmed Marriage

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis leads a mass for the opening of the synod on the family on October 4, 2015 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. Pope Francis opened a gathering of bishops intended to review Catholic teaching on the family against a backdrop of controversy over homosexuality. The church's second synod on the family opened in a tense atmosphere the day after a senior priest announced he was gay and accused the Vatican of 'institutionalised homophobia'.] Many news media reported that the World Synod of Bishops on the Family began Monday morning, but they were wrong. Those reporters d... more »

Afghans Requested Airstrike That Struck Kunduz Hospital Says US

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Pentagon admits that its airstrike accidentally hit a hospital in Afghanistan killing 22 people but also say that it was the Afghan military that requested the use of air power. General John F. Campbell, the top commander of US and coalition forces in Afghanistan, said that Afghan forces told US forces on the ground that they needed air support. US forces proceeded with the air strike, which led to several civilians being “accidentally struck,” he added. RT reports: Campbell said he was correcting an initial US statement that said the airstrike was called to defend US forces und... more »

America Debates GMO Labels but 19 EU Nations Already Have Crop Bans

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - America is arguing about GMO labels while these countries have banned them. The post America Debates GMO Labels but 19 EU Nations Already Have Crop Bans appeared first on Waking Times.

Yemen War News Updates -- October 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Gulf Arabs wrest strategic Yemen island from Iran-allied group* Perim Island may be a small lump of windswept volcanic rock at the entrance to the Red Sea but its capture by Gulf Arab forces from Houthi fighters was a welcome victory for Yemen's government and its allies. Gulf Arab troops swooped in from air and sea last week to take back Perim, which sits on one of the world's most important sea lanes. The successful action denied Iran, the Houthis' main ally, a symbolic foothold astride trade routes as the Saudi-led Gulf Arab states and Tehran vie for influence acros... more »

When the Labour Party leadership support insurrection, this is the result

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Sky News (@SkyNews) tweeted at 2:44 PM on Mon, Oct 05, 2015: Huffington Post political reporter @owenjbennett on being spat at by protesters at Conservative Party conference https://t.co/18C4xW9Ws8 (https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/651030203309912064)

Space Week Events Underway

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
We are starting to get some feedback from folks around the world who are organizing Keep Space for Peace Week events during October 3-10. The video above is from the protest at the US space surveillance and communications base at Croughton in Northamptonshire, England. This photo is from the first of several events planned in Nagpur, India during space week. Other events are also scheduled in several other cities throughout India as well. Following our October 3 event at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine we gathered in front of the shipyard administration building for a photo. W... more »

Snipers Present At Manchester Anti-Austerity March

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A crowd of at least 60,000 anti-austerity protesters in Manchester were watched over by snipers during the march which had been staged to coincide with the Tory Party conference held in the city. Pictures have circulated on social media showing police marksmen on rooftops in Manchester city centre. RT reports: Activists at the march spotted several snipers along their route and were quick to report it on Twitter. Sharpshooters were seen on the top of several roofs in the city center, with one user, Ben Whittingham, posting an aerial photograph of one of the marksman. “Just a police ... more »

White House: Obama Prepping More Executive Actions on Guns

Breitbart at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Obama2 - 400] The White House confirmed that President Obama was preparing a series of executive actions on gun control to match his recent passion on the issue after the latest mass shooting in Oregon. "It's a high priority and will continue to... Continue reading *“White House: Obama Prepping More Executive Actions on Guns”* at *breitbart.com*.

Report: Clinton Legal Adviser Urging Hillary to Hire Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton3 - 400] A longtime legal adviser to Hillary and Bill Clinton has been allegedly telling the former secretary of state to hire a criminal defense lawyer as the FBI investigates her personal email server, but the presidential candidate has balked at his recommendations.... Continue reading *“Report: Clinton Legal Adviser Urging Hillary to Hire Criminal Defense Lawyer”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Supplemental: Baltimore’s full of superlative kids!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015Anderson gets it right:* We’ve sometimes mentioned an important fact. The city of Baltimore is full of superb young people. We see these superlative, admirable kids every day of the week. We’re talking about kids of grade school age. We’re also talking about young people who are older, right up through the purposeful, impressive young people we see at Morgan State. What kinds of kids are we talking about? In this unusual piece at the Atlantic, Melinda Anderson offers one example. Anderson profiles Scott Thompson II, a 13-year old freshman at Baltimore Ci... more »

The Economy: "A Global Recession Is Coming… and It Won’t Be Pretty"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"A Global Recession Is Coming… and It Won’t Be Pretty"* by Bill Bonner SYRACUSE, Sicily – “When in doubt, go to Italy” is the saying. We are always in doubt. What better place to go? Today, a warning about why a global recession is now likely. But first, an update on Sicily… where we’ve spent the last few days exploring. Sicily is not exactly Italy. It sits in the middle of the Mediterranean, where every sleepy sailor or ambitious empire builder was bound to wash up. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, and French – all tried their h... more »

America’s First Marijuana Resort Set To Open In South Dakota

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Thanks to South Dakota’s Santee Sioux tribe, America is about to open its first marijuana resort. The resort will be at their reservation at Flandreau Santee Sioux leaders plan to grow their own marijuana and will sell it in a smoking lounge that will include a nightclub, arcade games, bar and food service and, eventually, slot machines and an outdoor music venue. The first joints are set to go on sale on New Year’s Eve. It is expected that the project could make the Santee Sioux tribe up to $2 million in profits a month Alternet reports: A handful of other tribes around the country... more »

Presbyterian Leader Rebukes Trump on Immigration

Christian Examiner at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump3 - 400] Donald Trump may claim to be an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), but one of the denomination’s highest ranking officials has hinted in a judiciously-worded open letter to the candidate that he may not be as familiar with the... Continue reading *“Presbyterian Leader Rebukes Trump on Immigration”* at *christianexaminer.com*.

Trump Joins Bush in Supporting Redskins Team Name

ESPN at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Trump and Bush-400] Monday, Donald Trump came out in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping its nickname in an interview with the New York Times. Jeb Bush did the same with SiriusXM radio last week. “Honestly, I don’t think they should change the... Continue reading *“Trump Joins Bush in Supporting Redskins Team Name”* at *espn.go.com*.

How Cell Phones are Helping to End Extreme Poverty

Acton Institute at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: cell phones - 400] For the first time in world history, less than 10 percent of the global population will be living in extreme poverty. According to World Bank projections, at the end of 2015 only about 702 million people, or 9.6 per cent of the... Continue reading *“How Cell Phones are Helping to End Extreme Poverty”* at *blog.acton.org*.

Yankees’ Sabathia to Check into Alcohol Rehab, Miss Playoffs

HOWIE RUMBERG at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: CC Sabathia-900] NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason. The team issued a statement from the pitcher Monday, a day before New York plays Houston in the AL wild-card... more »

South Carolina Floods – “A Thousand Year Rainfall”?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://uk.news.yahoo.com/deadly-floods-hit-south-carolina-102755635.html#z4xvqgd More nonsensical claims about “1000 year rainfall”. Aljazeera report: At least three people are known to have died in South Carolina in the worst flooding in living memory. Emergency services have been inundated with more than 700 requests for assistance. The city of Charleston bore the brunt of […]

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Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago

Free Trade 55, TPP Agreement, finally

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
Finally, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will become a reality soon. The final language and texts will take a few more weeks, but the deal has been reached among the original 12 member-economies. Next stage will be ratification by each country, especially in the US Congress. The Philippines is not in the original 12 TPP countries but will soon in the second wave of signatories. I support the PH to become a TPP member too. There are risks and "losses" but there are greater opportunities and benefits. Overall, there will be "net gain" (positives outweigh the negatives)... more »

Twin Cities Marathon: Black Lives Matter "Protest"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*turned out to be the bomb I thought it would be.* Check out the picture from the "die-in" held near the finish line of the Twin Cities Marathon, a 26.2 mile event that originated in 1982. Let's have a contest. Please find all the black people in the picture (not counting police.) Winner gets a hearty slap on the back, and a high five. As most of you know, I grew up in uber-liberal St. Paul, but successfully escaped to Houston, TX when I was 17 years old, and now reside in beautiful North Idaho. Because of that, I have a bit of interest in the goings on up there. I also subscrib... more »

Washington Nationals Fire Manager Matt Williams

HOWARD FENDRICH at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Matt Williams-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Manager Matt Williams was fired by the Washington Nationals on Monday after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs. The club announced the move a day after finishing...more »

On Day One of Synod 2015, Conservatives Strike First

Crux at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: The Pope - Erdo - 400] ROME -- When the first Synod of Bishops on the family got underway last October, conservatives concerned with upholding traditional doctrine appeared caught off guard by a progressive push on several fronts, including relaxing the ban on Communion for Catholics who... Continue reading *“On Day One of Synod 2015, Conservatives Strike First”* at *cruxnow.com*.

NBC Turns Saturday Night Live into a Clinton Campaign Ad

The Daily Beast at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton on SNL-400] Live From New York ... it's a Hillary Clinton campaign ad. On Saturday night, Studio 8H was briefly remodeled into a pop-up Ready For Hillary campaign headquarters for the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The guest of honor... Continue reading *“NBC Turns Saturday Night Live into a Clinton Campaign Ad”* at *thedailybeast.com*.

Fans and Protesters Appear at Chick-Fil-A Opening of First New York Restaurant

Kerry Picket at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Chick fil a - 900] Amid dueling protesters, fans of the fast food chain Chick-fil-A lined up around a Manhattan block to be served the restaurant's famous chicken at its grand opening of their first location in New York City. The protesters outside the restaurant... more »

More Details On The Afghan Taliban Leader Are Emerging

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Photo:* Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the new leader of the Taliban, in an undated photo. Credit Reuters *New York Times*: *Taliban’s New Leader Strengthens His Hold With Intrigue and Battlefield Victory* KABUL, Afghanistan — If ever there was a Taliban bureaucrat who seemed set on a less than stellar career path, it was Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour. In the 1990s, he was the Taliban government’s chief of aviation while Afghanistan had few planes in the air. He also oversaw the tourism department for what was one of the world’s most sealed-off countries at the time. In short,... more »

Maureen Lipman right on the money about the questionable Jeremy Corbyn

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
This whole article is worth a read, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3259055/MAUREEN-LIPMAN-afraid-Michael-Foot-like-vinyl-anti-Semitism.html but here's an extract: '... A man who sups with the devil but claims no one told him that the horned, red-skinned man at the table was, in fact, the actual devil.' ... Corbyn had addressed a party conference meeting of Labour Friends of Israel last week without once actually saying the name of the country. She listed a series of 'conspiracy theorists' Corbyn had met with, including 'the Rev Stephen Sizer and the anti-Semites Paul Ei... more »

Forcing Countries to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Will Harm the Poor and Not Help the Earth

Calvin Beisner at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Carbon dioxide leaf_compressed] Many have argued that policies designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will increase the cost of energy and so disproportionately harm the poor. But economist Chad Stone argues otherwise in a recent article in US News & World Report. A... more »

TPP Alert

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
The TPP agreement has been reached and its provisions are still SECRET! Jackie Calmes, “Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached,” The New York Times, October 5, 2015. Accessed October 5, 2015. Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/business/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-deal-is-reached.html?_r=0 ATLANTA — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada... more »

Hillary Clinton Plagued With Illnesses Similar To Vaccine Damage

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
There have been reports that Hillary Clinton might be gravely ill. A new book claims that the presidential candidate is suffering from a range of health issues and that some believe she may now be unfit to lead the country. The book claims that 67-year-old Clinton has been plagued by blinding headaches and has even suffered small strokes throughout the course of her campaign. As Natural News has previously pointed out, Clinton is exhibiting all the signs of vaccine poisoning, which can cause brain damage. Naturalnews.com reports: According to excerpts from the book Unlikeable: The ... more »

George Bush Senior On UFOs: “Americans Can’t Handle The Truth”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
During a recent Jeb Bush fundraiser in Orlando, his Father George Bush Senior left the large crowd uneasy after responding to a question about UFOs. An activist/journalist asked when the US government would tell the truth about UFOs, but the answer George Bush Snr gave took the crowd and reporters completely by surprise He replied: “Americans can’t handle the truth” before the questioning was briefly halted by the event organizers. Worldnewsdailyreport.com reports: In hope of helping his son’s Jeb Bush struggling presidential campaign, George Bush Sr and former president George W. B... more »

Taliban Control Large Swaths Of Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Long War Journal*: *Taliban controls or contests scores of districts in Afghanistan* While fighting for control of the provincial capital of Kunduz, the Taliban launched a wider offensive in the Afghan north aimed at seizing control of districts in four provinces: Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz, and Takhar. Since Sept. 28, the Taliban has taken control of nine districts in these four provinces and another in the western province of Farah. The Long War Journal has been tracking the Taliban’s attempts to gain control of territory since NATO ended its mili... more »

Enemies of the State – Reflections on Insurrection and the Second Amendment

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*"Famous Whiskey Insurrection in Pennsylvania", an 1880 illustration of a tarred and feathered tax collector being made to ride the rail (click to enlarge; source)* *by Gaius Publius* Not long ago, this excellent piece by Ken explored the real meaning of the Second Amendment. An added, also excellent, comment by John Puma contributed to the discussion. I'd like to summarize what these two are saying, then print the whole of the first part of Justice John Paul Stevens' dissent in *Heller*, the Scalia-authored Supreme Court majority opinion that "found" a right for *personal* gun ow... more »

Bloody Baltimore: No End Seen to Post-Freddie Gray Spike in Homicides, Shootings

FOX News at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: police-400] Baltimore’s bloody summer ended with a barrage of bangs, as the rate of homicides and gun crimes continued to spike in the wake of the racially charged case of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody left citizens angry and... Continue reading *“Bloody Baltimore: No End Seen to Post-Freddie Gray Spike in Homicides, Shootings”* at *foxnews.com*.

UK Summers Getting Cooler

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood We are all familiar with predictions that the UK will soon be having Mediterranean summers every year. According to the Met Office’s Climate: Observations, Projections and Impacts, issued in 2011, we are already seeing the effect of climate change on our summers: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/t/r/UK.pdf And there are plenty of studies […]

This Is The Raynbow Bridge

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
The Rainbow Bridge at Odaiba, Japan juliegozali.com On Oct 5, 2015, at 5:54 PM, Ed wrote: ALL QUANTUM LOVE TO YOU BILL......ET AL ALL REALMS ALL DIMENSIONS ALL BEINGS ALL COUNCILS YES LOVE YES So Powerful Is M*Y*O*U*R LOVE ~ LIGHT ~ LITE Of Unity That WE Illuminate The Whole Cosmos WE ARE HERE WE ARE LOVE WE ARE ONE WE ARE NOW YES LOVE YES I Am Quantum Balance I Am Quantum LOVE I Am Quantum Mastery I AM MY QUANTUM DYNAMIC YES LOVE YES The Global Wide Celebration Begins Here NOW ! The Opening Of M*Y*O*U*R Heart At The Core Of ALL THAT IS This Is Sacred Ceremony This Celebration ... more »

3 Things Nature Can Teach Us About Idea Sharing

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*M.J. Higby* - If the earth is 4.5 billion years old it has plenty of wisdom to share with we humans. The post 3 Things Nature Can Teach Us About Idea Sharing appeared first on Waking Times.

Arcana Mundi: La vejez del nuevo mundo

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Arcana Mundi: La vejez del nuevo mundo* [ *Condensado del libro Arcana Mundi - Alta Extrañeza de Scott Corrales*] Basta con abrir cualquier libro de historia universal que aborde el tema de las civilizaciones que existieron en el continente americano antes de la llegada de Colón a Guanahaní en 1492 (o la llegada de Leif Erikson a Vinlandia, si se prefiere). Las tierras que van desde el estrecho de Bering hasta el golfo de México, nos informarán los textos, estaban mayormente vacías, pobladas por escasas tribus que vivían en las planicies o en los bosques, dedicados a la caza y la... more »

Doctor Says ADHD ‘Fake’, Prescribes Meds To Keep Us ‘Drugged Up’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Children from poor neighborhoods are being prescribed a dangerous stimulant, Adderall, by making false diagnoses of ADHD, or even without any diagnoses at all. Psychiatrists say that this will improve academic performance in school… One pediatrician has admitted that ADHD is ‘made up,’ but prescribes the dangerous medications anyway as he says kids need it to compete academically Naturalsociety.com reports: Jon Rappoport exposed in 2012 a shameful practice of psychiatrists in the name of ‘social justice.’ With the guise of improving academic achievement, doctors like Dr. Michael And... more »

Syrian Foreign Minister Says Israel Behind ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Syria was a strong nation and that the Syrian army is making many sacrifices to cleanse the country of ISIS terrorism. During an address to the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday, Walid al-Muallem emphasized the determination of Syrians in their fight against terrorism, saying the nation’s armed forces are capable of cleansing the country of terrorist groups. He also said that Israel is arming the terrorists in Syria and treating the injured militants in its hospitals Abna24.com reports: The top Syrian dipl... more »

A U.S. AC-130 Gunship Was Responsible For The Kunduz Hospital Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
AC-130 Gunship. YouTube *David Axe, Daily Beast:* *The U.S. Gunship that Slaughtered Doctors and Patients in Kunduz* *The crews of the AC-130, a low, slow plane bristling with guns, don’t have to follow the same rules as those in other U.S. warplanes* The American warplane that apparently struck a Doctors Without Borders clinic in the embattled city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan on October 3, killing 22 people, was probably an AC-130 gunship — a lumbering, four-engine transport modified to carry a powerful arsenal of side-firing guns. Maybe the gunship’s crew knew exactly whe... more »

Afghanistan War News Updates -- October 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Diplomat:* *Afghanistan Struggles to Contain the Taliban* The fall of Kunduz last week underscores the difficulties the Afghan National Army is having on its own. The war in Afghanistan, nearly fourteen years in the making, is by the far the longest U.S. military engagement in the nation’s history. The campaign against the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and the Haqqani Network will outlast two U.S. presidential administrations and is very likely to continue even after the U.S. and the NATO coalition withdraw the remainder of their troops, due by... more »

Amtrak Train Derails in Vermont, at Least 7 Injured

WPTZ at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Amtrak train derail vermont WPTZ - 400] Emergency crews are on the scene of a train derailment outside Montpelier. First responders said several cars of an Amtrak train derailed in the area of Route 12A and Bull Run Road in Northfield. The train derailed about 10:30 Monday... Continue reading *“Amtrak Train Derails in Vermont, at Least 7 Injured”* at *wptz.com*.

Generations of Parents, Kids Being Trapped by Student Loans

JOSH BOAK at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: cash_money] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre’s ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he’s still paying the price of admission. After a decade of repayments, Aguirre still diverts $512 a month to loans and... more »

Recycling: Good Feelings or Good Stewardship?

The New York Times at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Recycling - 400] If you live in the United States, you probably do some form of recycling. It's likely that you separate paper from plastic and glass and metal. You rinse the bottles and cans, and you might put food scraps in a... Continue reading *“Recycling: Good Feelings or Good Stewardship?”* at *nytimes.com*.

Investigation ends in 6th retraction for Voinnet

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A sixth paper co-authored by plant researcher Olivier Voinnet has been retracted by PLOS Pathogens “following an investigation into concerns.” The investigation found “several band duplications” in one figure provided by fifth author, Patrice Dunoyer, who took it from “the Master thesis of a former student working under his supervision, without the prior consultation or consent […] The post Investigation ends in 6th retraction for Voinnet appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Understanding The Sickness of the American Psyche

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Larry Malerba* - A holistic look at the state of the American psyche reveals something extraordinary. The post Understanding The Sickness of the American Psyche appeared first on Waking Times.

David Yurdiga, The Wrong Choice for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 13 hours ago
Well. I tried. I honestly did. I really was hoping to get through this federal election campaign without giving it too much mention. But I now appears that I can no longer do that. Recent unanswered queries on social media to my current MLA, David Yurdiga, have compelled to say something on the blog and not remain silent any longer. Mr. Yurdiga has failed to inspire and I'm not the only one who feels this way. I truly wonder just how interested David Yurdiga is in hearing from constituents when he fails to show up to candidates debates (in Cold Lake as well as Fort McMurray) a... more »

Report: World's Nuclear Power Plants At Risk From A Cyber Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) A diagram showing the potential control system vulnerabilities at nuclear power plants across the world. Chatham House *IBTimes:* Nuclear Power Plants Around The World Unprepared For Cyberattacks, Warns New Report Nuclear power plants across the world are getting increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as they increase their reliance on digital systems and “off-the-shelf” software, Chatham House -- a London-based nonprofit -- warned, in a new report. Moreover, because of an “element of denial,” several nuclear facilities have failed to put in place mec... more »

OUR OWN TRIBE’S STUFF KEEPS HAPPENING TOO: Ryan Lizza tweets!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015Part 1—Sadly, the best we can do:* The other tribe is full of very bad people. It isn’t clear that they’re human at all. Tribal players have always known these truths, down through the annals of time. As our own political culture has become increasingly tribal, we liberals have increasingly learned to love those ancient truths too. Last Friday, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza acted on this prehistoric knowledge. Just for the record, he’s a “CNN contributor” too. Lizza was present when one of The Others made a heinous remark about the shootings in Oregon. The e... more »

Will Property Crime Uptick Become Crime Wave?

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Property Crime Car Break In - 900] “Crime drops to new lows,” read Tuesday’s San Francisco Chronicle headline for a story about historic lows in crime statistics, nationally as well as in the Bay Area. I hope you enjoyed that headline, because it could be the last...more »

With Homosexual Vatican Priest Firing, Time to Finally Understand Francis’ ‘Who Am I To Judge?’

The Federalist/Mollie Hemingway at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: vatican - 444] Back in July 2013, Pope Francis was on a plane ride back from Brazil when he was asked about Monsignor Battista Ricca. Ricca was Francis' "eyes and ears" within the Vatican bank, appointed by Francis after launching reforms with an... Continue reading *“With Homosexual Vatican Priest Firing, Time to Finally Understand Francis’ ‘Who Am I To Judge?’”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Irate Workers Storm Air France Headquarters, Attack Managers

LORI HINNANT at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Air France-900] PARIS (AP) -- Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting about the job cuts Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under...more »

What You’re Supposed to Think vs. What You Think

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The psyop of all psyops is to bury the fact that we are only limited by imagination. The post What You’re Supposed to Think vs. What You Think appeared first on Waking Times.

NEA and AFT Misleaders Go with Broad-Gates Pick for President

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Hil and LilDuring the final months of Bill Clinton's presidency, both Bill and Hillary harded hard to secure legislation to benefit their friends' and supporters' newly-formed foundations, as well as the one planned for themselves. The Clinton-friendly Broads and Dells got into the foundation business in 1999, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation got rolling in 2000. In the fall of 1999 as Hillary was beating the bushes for pledges to support the building of the Clinton Library and the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hill developed a list of "philanthropy heroes" who would be h... more »

#Mondaymotivation

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 13 hours ago
Gee, isn't it heart-warming that Trump and Fox got over their 24 hour-long lover's spat so they could get back to the right wing lunacy such as blaming the UCC shooting on liberals and their evil "gun-free" zones? But for those of us who aren't as sentimental about the reconciliation of Vidal Baboon and Roger Ailes, here's a reality check: ------------------------------ - 1) It's ironic for Trump to say shootings are inevitable since virtually all his properties, including the Trump hotels and casinos, are gun free zones. So's NRA HQ and several of the venues of their events,... more »

Research Disproves Dairy Industry’s Claim That Milk Makes Bones Stronger

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Marco Torres* - They've been pushing dairy products on us for decades, but new research proves it isn't as healthful as they've been saying. The post Research Disproves Dairy Industry’s Claim That Milk Makes Bones Stronger appeared first on Waking Times.

Islamic State Continues The Destruction Of The Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*ABC News:* *ISIS Destroys Another Ancient Landmark: 'We’re Going to Lose Palmyra,' Syrian Director Says* A 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra is the latest casualty by ISIS militants. Professor Maamoun Abduilkarim, the country’s director of antiquities, confirmed that ISIS Sunday blew up the Arch of Triumph, one of the city’s most recognizable sites. “Shocked” and “shameful,” he told ABC News, noting that unlike the two temples that were destroyed earlier this year, the arch has no religious significance. *More News On The Islamic State Continuing The Dest...more »

Why the UN Climate Deal is Already a Dead Duck

The Telegraph at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Mark Carney - 400] Last week a steady drone rising all year finally swelled to a crescendo. Talking up what Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, described to the City's leading insurers as the "catastrophic impacts of climate change," the world's great... Continue reading *“Why the UN Climate Deal is Already a Dead Duck”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.

Armchair Critics, Lazy Cynics and Controlled Apathy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - An overly cynical attitude is as toxic and debilitating as the very system they’re attempting to exert over us. The post Armchair Critics, Lazy Cynics and Controlled Apathy appeared first on Waking Times.

Al Qaeda Affiliate In Syria Posts A Reward For The Capture Of A Russian Soldier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The two bounty posters show the reward of one million Syrian pounds in Arabic, Russian and English. The poster on the left shows a picture of Abu Hassan Al-Kuwaiti, the Nusra Front's spiritual leader.Twitter *Newsweek*: *Al-Qaeda Affiliate Issues Bounty for Capture of Russian Soldiers in Syria* A prominent spiritual leader and financier of al-Qaeda's official branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, issued a bounty worth three million Syrian pounds ($15,900) for the capture of a Russian soldier in Syria on Thursday, a day after Russia carried out its first airstrikes against rebel groups ... more »

World News Briefs -- October 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific nations in Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers meeting post in TPP Ministers ''Family Photo'' in Atlanta, Georgia October 1, 2015. REUTERS/USTR PRESS OFFICE/HANDOUT *New York Times:* *Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached* ATLANTA — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia. The Tr... more »

Frank Wilczek's book on beauty

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*Spoiler: this blog post is full of spoilers*' Ann has sent me Frank Wilczek's new popular book, "A Beautiful Question" (thank you again, Ann!) and it is very nice, entertaining, multi-dimensional, and mostly correct. The question reads "Is the Universe built upon beautiful ideas?" and Wilczek's highly secret answer is a combination of the letters Y, E, S. If you don't know the name, Frank Wilczek is a Twitter follower of mine. (You probably despise honors but he is also a 2004 Nobel prize winner.) The book describes the history and recent developments in "generalized physics" and ... more »

Russia Kick Ass Backing ISIS Into A Corner

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
It appears that ISIS are in serious trouble. The terrorists are being attacked from all sides by airstrikes as their economy comes apart at the seams. In order to improve their budget, the Islamic radicals need to take over new territories, but that is now easier said than done, as Russian planes continue to hover above them in the skies of Syria. Sputniknews.com reports: Tough times have come to the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate with the start of Russian airstrikes: areas under ISIL control are shrinking day after day under the pressure from Russian missiles that are backing... more »

These Brave Doctors Speak Out Against Dangers Of Vaccines

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The following doctors were not satisfied with all the lies, propaganda and half-truths surrounding vaccines. Having done their own research, they were all prepared to speak out about what they found. Investmentwatchblog.com reports: Nancy Banks, M.D. Dr. Banks earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She also earned an MBA in finance from Pace university. She completed her internship and residency at Saint Luke’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center. She is a board certified ObGyn. If you look at the ingredients of vaccines you’ll find that they have mercu...more »

Pentagon Identifies 6 Airmen Killed in Afghanistan

U.S. Air Force at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Afghanistan Memorial-400] The six Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing who died Oct. 2 when their C-130J Super Hercules crashed shortly after takeoff from Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, were identified Oct. 3 by the Defense Department. Killed in the crash were:... Continue reading *“Pentagon Identifies 6 Airmen Killed in Afghanistan”* at *af.mil*.

U.S. Commander: Afghans Requested Airstrike in Kunduz

Robert Burns at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Afghanistan - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. airstrike that killed 22 at a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan over the weekend was requested by Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire, and was not sought by U.S. forces, the top commander... more »

Hillary: I’m The Most Transparent Person in American History

The Weekly Standard at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton - 400] Hillary Clinton believes she’s the most transparent person in American history. The Democratic presidential candidate made the claim in a town hall this morning, hosted by NBC’s Today Show: “I have gone further than anybody that I’m aware of in American... Continue reading *“Hillary: I’m The Most Transparent Person in American History”* at *weeklystandard.com*.

US Bombs Hospital In Afghanistan And Accuses Doctors Without Borders As Being At Fault Claiming They Are A "Terrorist Organization" !

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
Everyone in the alternative news has heard by now all about the sick American bombing of a hospital in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan that has killed at least 20 people (I suspect a far greater death toll)... It was an act of cold blooded murder on the part of the criminal US government... And of course we find not a hint of reports about the truth about this callous act by the US in any of the regular Jew spew media outlets.... It is bad enough that the US military conducted this attack on a hospital, but the real disgusting aspect is how now the US government and now the ... more »

Did Kidnapping Of Turkish Workers In Iraq Seal Idlib Ceasefire In Syria?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
At the end of September 2015 a United Nations backed ceasefire in Idlib, Syria was announced, which might have been facilitated by the kidnapping of 18 Turkish workers in Iraq by a Shiite armed group. In Syria, rebels, the Syrian Army, and Lebanese Hezbollah agreed to end the siege of several towns and allow for civilians to leave those areas. Coincidentally, a Shiite group calling itself the Death Squads had previously included two of those towns in its demands for releasing the Turkish workers it seized in Baghdad earlier in the month. The group was likely connected to Iran, and ... more »

Concentrate Not So Much On.......A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*Concentrate not so much on the evils in the world around you, but dream of better days to come. Times of love and community and responsible action. Bless this World and be blessed by It.* *M.N.Hopkins*

Things Aristotle was Completely Wrong About : Atlantis

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*" In the days of old the gods had the whole earth distributed among them by allotment.* *Holding our souls by the rudder of persuasion according to their own pleasure;-thus did they guide all mortal creatures. * *Now different gods had their allotments in different places which they set in order... "* * "Zeus, the god of gods, who rules according to law, and is able to see into such things, perceiving that an honourable race was in a woeful plight, and wanting to inflict punishment on them, that they might be chastened and improve, collected all the gods into their most holy ... more »

HUGE BREAKING: Hung to be pulled in favor of Chu

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*A woman works with a fishing net on a river in Miaoli.* This week the saga of KMT Presidential Candidate Hung Hsiu-chu took another surreal turn. As the weekend began there were many reports that KMT insiders were putting enormous pressure on the party to get rid of current presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu, who is destroying party support at the local level. WantWant offered some thoughts on the KMT's implosion today . The day began with a Liberty Times story that said Hung was done and KMT Chairman Eric Chu would replace her. Denials flowed. But then UDN later reported that t... more »

Lawsuit: LAPD Cops Punched Woman In Front Of Her Kids

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A Valencia woman who claims that she was pinned to the ground and punched by police in front of her children, has sued the city of Carlsbad and several LAPD officers. Cindy Hahn said the incident, which occurred on July 31 2013 and was caught on cellphone video, was the worst day of her life CBS reports: The footage Hahn alleges captured her on the ground with one officer on top of her and a second officer repeatedly hitting her in the head. Hahn says her children screamed and watched from the car. She says her son still talks about it. “The only thing that he’ll talk to me about i... more »

Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Syria? Unverified first report

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Don't know what to make of this first report? * *Trend* Image accompanying article? By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: A Russian fighter jet, involved in military operation against the terrorist organization “Islamic State”, was shot down in Syria, Haber7 reported citing sources in the Syrian opposition. Further details are yet to be reported *Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu* * Following hot on the heels of this news- Turkish Defense Radar Locked on Russian Fighter in Syria ?? UPDATED* *I admit this feels contrived for perception management purposes. I don't know what this i... more »

“Irresolvable authorship dispute” leads to retraction of tropical disease paper

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A paper on schistosomiasis, a tropical disease spread by parasitic worms that live in freshwater snails, has been pulled because of an “irresolvable authorship dispute.” Microbiology Australia published the retraction earlier this month in an agreement with the editors and the authors. Unfortunately, the notice doesn’t provide many details and that’s pretty much all we know. […] The post “Irresolvable authorship dispute” leads to retraction of tropical disease paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

Christopher S. Rugaber & Paul Wiseman at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Stop_TPPA_rally._(15550752528)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed to an ambitious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects multinational corporations’ intellectual property. The agreement on the Trans Pacific... more »

Google's 'Don't be evil' creed disappears as company morphs into Alphabet

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Do you suppose the new parent company of Google, Alphabet, stands for "Alphabet Agency?" This reminds of a recruitment ad for the CIA that ran in the Arizona State University student newspaper, they were looking for college students to work for the CIA who had "ambiguous morality".... -AK* http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/3/9445453/google-dont-be-evil-replaced-in-alphabet *Google's 'Don't be evil' creed disappears as company morphs into Alphabet* Alphabet employees should still *'do the right thing'* By Dante D'Orazio on October 3, 2015 02:29 pm Email @dantedorazio Share on ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Diplomat*: *Everything You Need to Know About Russia's Intervention in Syria* *Russia has started military operations in Syria. Here’s what we know so far.* As reported worldwide last week, Russia has started bombing a range of targets in Syria. The main purpose of this intervention is to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s flagging regime, which has been under siege by the Islamic State, western-backed rebels, and al-Qaeda- affiliated groups, such as the al-Nusra front. Looking at Bellingcat’s report and images of the Bassel al-Assad airbase at Latakia, we can discern that Moscow has...more »

Poll: Russians Oppose Sending Troops To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe*: *Most Russians Oppose Sending Troops To Syria: Poll* MOSCOW -- More than two-thirds of Russians oppose sending troops to Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad's government, while a majority approve of Moscow's use of diplomatic and political channels to help its embattled ally in the Middle East, according to a respected independent pollster. At a time when the Kremlin has been ramping up its military presence in Syria, its largest deployment outside the former Soviet Union in decades, the poll by the Levada Center found that only 14 percent of Russians b... more »

Cartoon: ‘Looking Ridiculous’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Ramirez - 100315 - Looking Ridiculous]

High School Students Revolt after Principal Cancels ‘America Pride Day’

The Daily Caller at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: patriotic teens American Pride] Students at a Wyoming high school took matters into their own hands last week by festooning themselves in the colors of the American flag after the principal and an assistant principal canceled "America Pride Day" over concerns that some immigrant... Continue reading *“High School Students Revolt after Principal Cancels ‘America Pride Day’”* at *dailycaller.com*.

Islamic State ‘Blows Up Palmyra Arch’

BBC at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Palmyra Arch] The Arch of Triumph was “pulverised” by the militants who control the city, a Palmyra activist told AFP news agency. It is thought to have been built about 2,000 years ago. IS fighters have already destroyed two ancient temples at... Continue reading *“Islamic State ‘Blows Up Palmyra Arch’”* at *bbc.com*.

Pepe Lozano - Bic drawings - photorealistic biro art

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
at first glance these look like very competent oil paintings until you realise they've all been done with one of these: a Bic or Biro i.e. ballpoint pen, by Pepe Lozano of Cordoba Spain.

The Great Paris Flood Of 1910

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood With the floods in France in the news, Dennis Ambler reminds me of the Great Paris Flood of 1910. The following sequence is from the Parisian Field website: https://parisianfields.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/remembering-the-great-paris-flood-of-1910/ There are countless images of the flood, but perhaps none speaks so eloquently of the disruption as […]

State Of Emergency In Los Angeles As 60,000 Made Homeless

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of L.A. looks like he is, at long last, making good on his promises to help the homeless. On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Los Angeles declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Neonnettle.com reports: Last year Mayor Garcetti declared that he aimed to end homelessness amongst military veterans, however, it is only now that the city has begun to address the situation properly. Finally the homeless will be receiving care and support through a comprehensive program instated, whereby a budget of $100 million dollars annually is allocated for aid. This pledge ... more »

Why Do Catastrophically Failed Economists Keep Getting Recycled By Establishment Politicians?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I was happy for the U.K. last week when I read that the newly elected leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, had selected two of the world's most brilliant economists as advisers, Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz. Corbyn's comment to the media on his selections: "I was elected on a clear mandate to oppose austerity and to set out an economic strategy based on investment in skills, jobs and infrastructure. Our economy must deliver security for all, not just riches for a few." How different from that are the grotesquely failed economic advisers most of the U.S. presidential ca... more »

Conscientious Stupidity

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
https://www.pinterest.com/ Joe Oliver announced at the end of last week that the Canadian economy had grown by 0.3% in July. And he said he doubted we were ever in recession. Now his buddies are waiting to announce that the Trans Pacific Partnership has been signed. Another shiny bauble to hang in the election window. But Jim Stanford writes that it's too early to declare the recession over: And while the June and July GDP numbers are positive, in my view it is too early to conclusively declare the recession over. Here are some cautio...more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Arne Duncan will step down as education secretary after seven years in post* Arne Duncan, who followed President Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday that he will step down after a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government’s role in education. Sidestepping a confirmation fight in Congress, Obama tapped John B. King Jr., a senior Education Department official and former cofounder of a charter school in Boston, to run the department while leaving the role of secretary vacant for the ...more »

Headline matters

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The most outrageous example of a bad BBC headline so far.: *Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two*. al-Jazeera’s headline was bad too, but in a way, slightly *less* bad, and like the BBC, they did amend it after complaints. *Palestinian shot dead after fatal stabbing in Jerusalem. 2 Israeli victims also killed.* Although al-Jazeera, (like the BBC) prioritised the shooting of the Palestinian, at least they didn’t blame ‘Jerusalem’ for attacking and killing ‘two’, and they did mention that there *were* ‘victims’, and that they were ‘Israeli’. (Someone said the he... more »

Chicken Chili Navajo Tacos

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Navajo Tacos are a happy memory from my childhood. I remember being given a giant scone and then getting to load it with all my favorite things: chili, tomatoes, avocados, etc. I could put whatever I wanted on and leave off whatever I didn't like, making it the perfect meal for my picky eating. I still love to make them, but now I make them with white chili or ghost chili for that extra flavor! Scones: - 1 Tbsp yeast - 1 cup warm water - 1 tsp salt - 2 Tbsp oil - 3 cups flour - 3 Tbsp sugar - Oil for frying Mix the dough in a stand mixer or by hand unti...more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Wildfires: Another wild-eyed prophecy* *Caution: Evangelists at work. These prophecies come and go. Just about everything either causes or is caused by global warming -- if we take such pronouncements seriouslyIt may however be worth noting what HAS made wildfires worse in recent years: Greenie interference in forest management. One particularly pernicious type of interference is Greenie opposition to precautionary burnoffs in winter. Such burnoffs are easy to keep within bounds and reduce fuel load for later fires. So any fires that eventuate in warm seasons are much... more »

Transpicuous News- October 4, 2015 Video and links

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
News Links and Notes for the TN Oct 4th Report http://geopolitics.co/2015/09/27/us-approves-yuan-sdr-inclusion-after-china-orders-300-boeing-planes/ Catalonia vote: Pro-independence parties win elections http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34372548 (star) Blast hits speedboat carrying Maldives President; 3 injured President of the Maldives was returning from Haj in Saudi Arabia.... http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/28/asia/maldives-president-boat-explosion/index.html China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report http://www.rt.com/news/316705-china-s... more »

FBI, ATF Warn of Threat Against Philadelphia-Area Colleges

The Blaze at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Beta Uprising Threat to colleges] The FBI and ATF are warning Philadelphia-area colleges of a threat of violence posted to a social media site, purportedly to take place Monday on an unnamed campus at 1 p.m. Eastern time. A law enforcement source told the Philadelphia Daily... Continue reading *“FBI, ATF Warn of Threat Against Philadelphia-Area Colleges”* at *theblaze.com*.

French Floods

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-05/french-riviera-flood-victims-drown-in-underground-car-park/6827882 Sad news from France, not helped by President Hollande’s contribution: Mr Hollande also linked the disaster to climate change ahead of landmark talks on the issue in Paris later this year. "There have always been always catastrophes. But their rhythm and intensity are on the increase," he […]

Good and Good in the media

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
[image: DSC08314] *Oil wells in Miaoli? We do have oil around there somewhere.* Food. Again. This time from the son of Prince Charles' paramour in Esquire. The politics is excellent, rare in this kind of promotional piece: Under Chiang Kai-shek’s party, the KMT, martial law was declared between 1948 and 1987, the longest period in world history. That meant no right to free speech or to assemble or protest, and the Taiwan Garrison Command could arrest and detain anyone. The KMT governed Taiwan until 15 years ago. “Now, we have democracy and free speech and freedom. And the majority wa... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( October 5 , 2015 ) Europe updates ( UK set to sell off Lloyds , Volkswagen items of note for the day , EZ Data for the morning , Glencore full takeover not on agenda as share price has unusual activity in Hong Kong , Ukraine GDP set to fall12% for 2015 , Greece budget - revenue shortfall looms , MOU item for Greece - 49 actions needed to be completed by mid-October , Germany the brand in question ) ......... Overnight News From Asia and Emerging Markets ( Japan , China , Brazil Saudi Arabia , Australia and APAC in focus ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Evening wrap..... Asia & E.M ...... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 11m 11 minutes ago Australia August Trade Deficit A$3.1 Bln; Est. A$2.4b Deficit. The TPP will fix that immediately *EM Equity* ‏@EM_Equity 48m 48 minutes ago Bank of America's Woo Says Chinese Yuan May Drop 10 Percent http:// bloom.bg/1MULFg6 *Steve Kelman* ‏@KelmanSteve 60m 60 minutes ago With their currencies weakened, #Vietnam exports to US up 21% and #Malaysia up 17% this year. @LKYSch @george_chen @TomOrlik Europe..... *Kathimerini English *‏@ekathimerini 4h 4 hours ago Strong... more »

RT Gives A First-Hand Look At The Russian 'Smart Bombs' That Are Being Used In Syria (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *The RT report is here .... *RT EXCLUSIVE: First-hand look at Russian 'smart bombs' used in Syria against ISIS (*RT). More pictures are here .... *Smart missiles and bombs Russia uses to take out ISIS in Syria (PHOTOS)* (RT).

Russian Fighter Jets Intercept Israeli Bombers Over Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Six Russian fighter jets intercepted 4 Israel fighter bombers that were attempting to infiltrate the Syrian coast. The Israeli F 15 warplanes had reportedly been flying over Syrian airspace for months, particularly over the coast of Latakia, which is now the bridgehead of the Russian forces. Are the Israelis trying to provoke WWIII? ITCW reports: The Israeli jets would generally follow a fairly complex flight plan and approach Latakia from the sea. On the night of 1 October 02, 2015, six Sukhoi SU-30 Russian SM fighters took off from the Syrian Hmimim airbase in the direction of Cyp... more »

Me-Me a B-A-A-D Scowpiown!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago

Germany Doubles The Number Of Expected Migrants This Year To 1.5 Millon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
© Michaela Rehle / Reuters *Politico*: *Germany now expects 1.5 million refugees in 2015* *Berlin’s welcoming approach has cooled in the face of rapidly rising numbers.* Germany authorities expect as many as 1.5 million refugees to arrive in the country this year, or nearly double the last official estimate, Bild newspaper reported. Citing a classified government report, the newspaper said officials are concerned that Germany’s infrastructure for dealing with the refugees could collapse, as many communities have already reached their limits. The government in Berlin didn’t immedi... more »

Dorothy Day’s Long Coziness with the Radical Left

John Zmirak at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Dorothy Day2] For part one of this series, see here. Early on in her memoir, The Long Loneliness (pp. 41-42), Dorothy Day remarks that even before she had encountered truly poor people, she had a visceral distaste for the middle class, for the... more »

South Carolina Flood: Door-To-Door Searches, Swamped Roads

SEANNA ADCOX & JEFFREY COLLINS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Charleston South Carolina Flooding] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues. At... more »

Coast Guard: Missing Cargo Ship Sank, One Body Found

Jason Dearen & Jennifer Kay at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Stormy Pier - 900] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard said Monday that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes... more »

4 Teens Arrested in Alleged Shooting Plot at High School

Fox News at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: shooting plot] TUOLUMNE, Calif - Four teenagers have been arrested after detectives uncovered an alleged plot to shoot students and teachers at their Northern California high school. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday that the shooting plot at the school in... Continue reading *“4 Teens Arrested in Alleged Shooting Plot at High School”* at *foxnews.com*.

Benjamin Netanyahu Vows ‘Harsh Offensive’ on Palestinian Violence

The Guardian at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Palestine Israel violence] Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, promised a "harsh offensive" against Palestinian violence as he flew home from New York to confront an escalating crisis that has seen four Israelis killed in two attacks on the occupied West Bank and in... Continue reading *“Benjamin Netanyahu Vows ‘Harsh Offensive’ on Palestinian Violence”* at *theguardian.com*.

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Work on Parasitic Diseases

Reuters at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Nobel Prize] William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday. Irish-born Campbell and Japanese Omura won half of the prize for discovering a... Continue reading *“Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Work on Parasitic Diseases”* at *reuters.com*.

Roundtable Discussion- Video from Sept 28th Show

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago

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Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
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Hurricane Joaquin? Blame It On Climate Change!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/10/03/hurricane-joaquin-another-word-for-climate-change.html Another cretinous report from the Daily Beast. It would be difficult for them to have got more wrong: As Hurricane Joaquin devastates the Bahamas and feints toward the east coast of the United States, and as American communities hunker down for superstorm potential, the connection to climate change […]

Turkish Jets Intercept Russia Warplane In Its Air Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A Turkish F-16 jet takes off from Incirlik base in the southern city of Adana, on July 27. Turkey said Monday a Russian jet fighter violated its airspace with Syria over the weekend. PHOTO: REUTERS *CNN*: *Turkey intercepts Russian jet in its air space* (CNN)Turkey said it intercepted a Russian jet that violated its air space over the weekend. The country called in the Russian ambassador and lodged a strong condemnation of the violation, Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday. "The Russian Federation will be responsible for any undesired incident that may occur," th... more »

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Is This The Week That U.S. Policy On Syria Becomes More 'Clearer'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Syria showdown looms for Obama* The world is about to find out just how far President Obama will go to kick Bashar al-Assad out of Syria. The White House has insisted for years that the strongman needs to step down, but so far he hasn’t budged. Russia only complicated matters this week by launching airstrikes against the same rebels that the U.S. has supported to take Assad down. Moscow’s decision to jump into the fray has upset the political calculations in Syria, and made the prospect of peace more elusive than ever. *WNU Editor:* This Hill post tries to explain (... more »

Supreme Court Returns, Faces Familiar, Divisive Social Issues

MARK SHERMAN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Supreme_Court_US_2010 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is starting a new term that promises a steady stream of divisive social issues, and also brighter prospects for conservatives who suffered more losses than usual in recent months. The justices are meeting in... more »

66% Of Europe Vote To Ban GMO Crops

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Two thirds of EU states (66%) are requesting to opt-out of growing genetically modified crops, effectively banning GMO crops in most of Europe. The ‘opt-out’ clause of a European Commission rule has allowed nineteen EU states to ban GM crops from being grown in their countries, meaning that Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, and Slovenia will no longer allow Monsanto into their countries. RT.com reports: GMO-free zone: Germany tells EU it bans genetically modified crops cultivati... more »

ISIS Claim Responsibility For Oregon Mass Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
ISIS have claimed responsibility for the Oregon mass shooting that killed 13 people at Umpqua College on Thursday. Chris Harper Mercer, the suicided gunman responsible for the shooting, does not have any apparent connection to the Islamic State, but that hasn’t stopped ISIS from claiming responsibility. Jihadwatch.org reports: “‘ISIS’ Claims Chris Mercer Harper [sic] Umpqua College Shooting,” by Sam Prince, Heavy, October 2, 2015 (thanks to Laurence): The tweet screen cap lacks a time stamp but the phone screen cap states “4:07 p.m.” The tweet reads: Again #Oregon #USA #WashingtonDC... more »

U.S. Major Reveals NASA Really Found Aliens On Mars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
U.S. Major, John Podesta, has revealed that NASA have found aliens on Mars, and have hidden their findings fro the public. John Podesta, former Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton, and Counsellor to Obama, announced “The time to pull the curtain back on this subject is long overdue. We have statements from the most credible sources – those in a position to know – about a fascinating phenomenon, the nature of which is yet to be determined.” Collective-evolution.com reports: If you put two and two together, it’s clear that: “There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that ci... more »

Foreign Ministry: Russian Warplanes Violated Turkey’s Airspace

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
As international tension rises amid the Syrian crisis, Turkey have accused Russia of violating Turkish airspace when they intercepted two F-16 fighter jets on Saturday. As a result of the violation, Turkey have warned Russia not to repeat the violation again. Turkey warned Russia that if they repeat the violation again they would be held “responsible for any undesired incident that may occur.” NBCNews reports: Russia began airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, with President Vladimir Putin saying he is targeting ISIS, but at least some of the strikes appear to have hit Western-backed re... more »

Nuclear Facilities Will Suffer Major Cyber Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A UK report warns that a serious cyber attack on nuclear power plants around the world is imminent, and that nuclear infrastructure is severely lacking in being able to defend against such attacks. Chatham House think tank reported that most control systems at nuclear facilities were ‘insecure by design’ due to the out-dated designs. The subsequent radiation of even a small attack, would do serious damage and have a ‘disproportionate effect’ on the public, the report warns. BBC News reports: Unfortunately, research carried out for the study showed that the UK’s nuclear plants and a... more »

Israel Warplanes Strike Gaza Overnight

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Israeli warplanes launched rockets into Gaza early on Monday morning in response to rocket fire directed at Israeli territory on Sunday night. Despite ISIS claiming responsibility for the Sunday night attack, Israel say they hold Hamas responsible, and have so far launched four airstrikes in the Gaza strip. Rt.com reports: #BREAKING| 3 Airstrike by Israeli F16 till now on some area of #Gaza strip .. #GazaUnderAttack — Said Shoaib | Gaza (@saidshouib) October 4, 2015 The strikes apparently targeted sites of the Palestinian Hamas organization’s military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades. R... more »

Hacked: 15 Million US T-Mobile Customers Have Data Stolen

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
T-Mobile’s CEO is ‘outraged’ over the data breach of 15 million customers’ data, stolen by hackers. Experian, a service used to screen potential customers, had names, addresses, birthdates, and social security numbers stolen from its database exposing 15 million T-mobile customers’ sensitive data. CEO John Legere said in a statement, “Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian, but right now my top concern and first focus is assisting any and all consumers affected“. Yahoo News reports: “I take ou... more »

UK: Say Goodbye To Free Plastic Bags

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Shoppers in England face a 5p charge to use plastic carrier bags as of Monday as part of a UK government scheme to reduce litter and protect wildlife. Environmental campaigners have warned that all shops in Britain should place the 5 pence tax on plastic bags to prevent further damage to the environment. Friends of the Earth are urging ministers to extent the compulsory 5 pence scheme to all retailers, and not to limit it to just the larger grocery stores as it currently stands. Theguardian.com reports: According to the government, 8.5bn thin-gauge plastic bags were used last year ... more »

October 5, 2015 American Kabuki Update

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
Alpine Summer Cat Nap Its been a while since I have written any update of the past few months. The first few months went slowly as it was winter, and I was doing a lot of adjusting to a new culture and environment which absolutely stunning in scenery. Since May its been a rocket sled of doings which only got more rapid paced with the cooperation of the Sphere Alliance members we've been in contact with. Fresh September Porcini Mushrooms from the Italian AlpsLearning a new language is not easy, comes easier to some than others. The first hurdle seems to be for me to decipher the ... more »

Delta Force Used IEDs To Secretly Killed Iranian Agents In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
An IED developed by Delta Force and Seal Team 6 was designed to look like those made by Iraqi insurgents (such as this file photo) to carry out secret assassinations during the Iraq war, a new book claims *New York Post:* *Delta Force secretly killed Iranian agents in Iraq — with IEDs* The Iraq war was, in part, a proxy battle between the US and Iran. But fighting it had “political restrictions,” author Sean Naylor writes. In his new book, “Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command,” Naylor reveals that US special operations forces came up with a so... more »

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Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago

What A War Between The U.S. And Russia Would Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Andrew Tilghman and Oriana Pawlyk, Military Times:* *U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world's most fearsome militaries * *Vladimir Putin's brazen moves in Syria and Ukraine raise new questions about America's contingency plans.* Early on the morning of Sept. 30, a Russian three-star general approached the American embassy in Baghdad, walked past a wall of well-armed Marines, to deliver face-to-face a diplomatic demarche to the United States. His statement was blunt: The Russia military would begin air strikes in neighboring Syria within the hour — and th... more »

Military Photo of the Day: October 5, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Marines in the Sun-900] U.S. Marines work through debris and fog in order to fire rounds during a training exercise on California’s San Clemente Island on Sept. 25, 2015. As the first full week of October dawns, we salute the brave men and women... more »

Vice President Joe Biden Is Expected To Announce That He Will Run For The Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
CBS: *Joe Biden could decide presidential run in the next week* Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on whether to run for president, and it could come as early as within the next seven to 10 days, according to three people familiar with his deliberations. Two of those people said he is leaning toward entering the race. Still, they caution that family considerations remain the overriding concern and would be the reason he doesn't run. His wife, Dr. Jill Biden, has said that should the vice president launch a bid for the Oval Office, "of course" she would "be on board." ... more »

Webster Tarpley On Russian Airstrikes In Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Video Title: Russia Bombing ISIS in Syria, Washington Must Coordinate with Moscow to Avoid Dangerous Incidents. Source: Webster Tarpley Radio. Date Published: October 4, 2015.* "They will defend themselves. This is not the Afghan army, it's not the Iraq army. This is the Syrian one, and they fight." - Webster Tarpley.

Spesifikasi Canon Eos 600D Dan Harga November 2015

D'lumberz Jakz at Yaya Blog's - 23 hours ago
Spesifikasi Canon Eos 600D Dan Harga November 2015 | apakah anda sudah kenal dengan Canon EOS 600D ? kamera ini dalah salah satu kamera terbaik dan terlaris untuk saat ini kamera ni memiliki fitur unggulan yaitu Full High Definition Movies dengan 9 titik Auto Focus yang memungkinkan anda dapat mengambil gambar ataupun video dengan baik dan cepat tanpa adanya blur apda gambar yang adna bidik, dan

Ban Banned Books Week

David Mills at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Banned Book Week Table - 900] It was the end of a very special week for freedom in America and I almost missed it. I would have been happier if I had. Unfortunately, feeling all cheery, I walked into our local library on Friday to find,... more »

This Is How Russian President Putin Sees President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama extends his hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters *Matt K Lewis, The Telegraph:* *Vladimir Putin sees Barack Obama's coolness as weakness – and it is hurting America* Russia's bombing of American allies in Syria underlines how much more powerful and provocative Putin is than he was before Obama took office Russian warplanes began bombing American-backed Syrian opposition strongholds on Wednesday, a move that can be viewed as the latest example of American...more »

Musical Interlude: Michael Franti: "Hey World (Don't Give Up)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Michael Franti: "Hey World (Don't Give Up)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01FE9cPXE3M

Musical Interlude: Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes called the Little Sombrero for its resemblance to the brighter more famous M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Both Sombrero and Little Sombrero are spiral galaxies seen edge-on, and both have extensive central bulges cut by a thinner disk with dust lanes in silhouette. In fact, NGC 7814 is some 40 million light-year... more »

"A Few Questions to Ask"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Few Questions to Ask"* By Eric Peters "Debating the merits of a particular government policy or proposal with authoritarian-minded political opponents is pointless– if you’re hoping to persuade, at any rate. Far better to ask them a few apparently simple questions– and force them to confront the disquieting answers about the authoritarian nature of the political and social system they support. For instance, you might ask what their view of slavery is. Is it morally wrong to own another human being? Probably, they will say it is wrong. Now ask: What does it mean to be a slave? ... more »

“What Is Synchronicity?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“What Is Synchronicity?”* by Zen Gardner "First of all, the mystical synchronicity mechanism *just is*. It’s a manifestation of the great conscious Universal Truth that underlies and drives everything with or without our conscious recognition of it. To me it distills down to neophyte mankind uncovering clearly connecting events that supersede our mental understandings. And when we do it serves as an inspiration and continual wake up call. To the ancients this was natural. Here’s some interesting quotes from “The Art of Being Present”: "Synchronicity – the unexpected merging of two... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vienna, Wien, Austria. Thanks for stopping by.

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