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*CNN:* *Seven people reported killed, dozens injured in Israel-Palestinian violence* (CNN)At least seven Palestinians were killed and 60 people were injured, 10 critically, in clashes Friday in Gaza, according to Gaza medical sources. Also Friday, one person was killed by police in the West Bank, and several other people were injured in attacks in northern and southern Israel. It is the latest bloodshed in a wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians stemming from recent restrictions by the Israeli government on the site Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble San...more »
Allow to me to pull on your coat about something: a wee story about Art, Tragedy and Catharsis. You’re watching a good ‘weepy’ with a box of tissues on hand, and you cry your eyes out – that’s what we call ‘catharsis,’ isn’t it? As everyone knows (or thinks they know) *catharsis* is a healthy purging of all your repressed emotions. You see a devastatingly good film or heroically moving play and pretty soon there ain't a dry eye in the house. Aristotle himself suggested that’s what happens when you see decent drama – particularly a good tragedy like *Medea *or *Oedipus Rex* where ...more »
Syrian Kurds *Washington Post*: *Arming Kurds is part of the new U.S. plan to counter the Islamic State in Syria* The Pentagon’s overhaul of how it counters the Islamic State militant group in Syria could create at least one clear winner: the Kurdish groups there who have engaged in heavy combat against the Islamic State for months. As U.S. officials explained on Friday how they will scale back and alter the Pentagon’s maligned $500 million train-and-equip program, they cited the success, largely attributed to the Kurds, in taking back the Syrian border town of Kobane last year fr...more »
By now, most people are fully aware of how several Russian cruisers and destroyers that were in the Caspian Sea successfully launched some 26 hypersonic cruise missiles in a very long range attack on ISIS targets in Syria..... It was an amazing achievement by the Russian Federation, and a huge success in their war in support of Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government.. But we have also seen the Jew spew western "media" try to play down this massive success by Russia by claiming, and very falsely, that up to 4 of the cruise missiles "crashed" in Iran during their long flight to Syria.......more »
A member of Somalia's hardline al Shabaab rebel group walks with a machine gun after attending Eid al-Adha prayers inside a football stadium north of the capital Mogadishu November 16, 2010. REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR *Reuters*:* Failure to pay soldiers threatens Somalia’s war on Islamists* Somalia's inability to pay and even feed its soldiers threatens to undermine years of hard-won military gains against Islamist al Shabaab rebels, with corruption sapping morale and weakening the army in the war against the militants. In the past two months the al Qaeda-aligned group has stormed an Afri...more »
[image: Helping Hand - 900] I write this column with some trepidation -- because it involves the office of the speaker of the House of Representatives. And, as I write, anything can happen. Is Pope Francis available? Can we make an Argentinean exception just this...more »
[image: Boy Reading Bible - 900] Did you know that in 1647, early American settlers passed the "Old Satan Deluder Act" to encourage children's education so they could learn to read the Bible? According to Christian educator Tim Hoy, "One of the earliest education laws in...more »
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*Russian Helicopters attacking Terrorists in Syria* And at the end of the video the Syrians are shouting *Allahu Akbar * * interj (Islam) an exclamation used in the call to prayer and also used as a call to the defence of Muslims, an expression of approval, and a funeral litany .*.as they celebrate their deliverance from the zionist-controlled terrorists encamped in their country. One picture is worth a thousand words: *warning leaflets dropped on ISIS enclaves prior to Russian bombing* More dramatic videos of Russian helicopters flying low and bombing ISIS targets in ...more »
The Gospel Coalition/Guillermo GonzalezatThe Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Adoration of the Magi by Florentine painter Giotto di Bondone (1267–1337). The Star of Bethlehem is shown as a comet above the child. Giotto witnessed an appearance of Halley's Comet in 1301.] As a Christian and an astronomer, it's only natural I should have a keen interest in the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. While I've never done any original research on the topic, I've followed new developments from a distance... Continue reading *“The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem”* at *thegospelcoalition.org*.
A photo taken from video published by the Russian Defense Ministry purports to show missile launches from the Caspian Sea to strike targets in Syria. Credit Russian Defense Ministry *David Axe, Daily Beast: **Russia’s New Mega-Missile Stuns the Globe* *Putin’s latest weapons were mostly unknown to the outside world—until they began slamming into Syria.* On Oct. 7, Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired 26 high-tech cruise missiles at rebel targets in Syria—a staggering 1,000 miles away. The missiles in question, which the Pentagon calls SS-N-30s, were mostly unknown to the out...more »
*Insiders know stuff they don't want us outsiders ever to.* *"These policies are insane, if one assumes a minimum of public spiritedness. They have not worked. They will not work."But they do work in the social sense: They create successful lives for the people who devise and implement them. They are rewarded with money and social approval, they receive feedback which screams, 'Continue!' "* *-- Ian Welsh, in his post yesterday,* "The Political Consequences of Mental Models" *by Ken* In the above quote pulled out of Ian Welsh's post yesterday, I realize I've left out which polici...more »
After our pot luck supper tonight in Ellsworth folks posed for a group photo. We walked four miles in the pouring rain today through Ellsworth just to get a bit of a tune up. Everyone was soaking wet. Had nice response from the public - one guy came out of a auto dealership and told me he was impressed that we were walking in the rain. I handed him one of our flyers. In the morning we are expecting nice weather for our 11.6 mile walk. After walking, and drying out a bit, we had a 90-minute orientation to go over the whole walk plan. People shared why they were walking whic...more »
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“To the eye, this cosmic composition nicely balances the Bubble Nebula at the lower right with open star cluster M52. The pair would be lopsided on other scales, though. Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from a single, massive O-type star, the Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is a mere 10 light-years wide. * Click image for larger size.* On the other hand, M52 is a rich open cluster of around a thousand stars. The cluster is about 25 light-years across. Seen toward the northern boundary of Cassiopeia, distance estimates for the Bubble Neb...more »
*“The Devils Inside”* by Chet Raymo “I know it's unworthy of me, but sometime I wish he would just go away - Nicholas Kristof with his reports in the New York Times from the war zones of the Congo and Sudan and other places. The gratuitous violence he describes churns the stomach and brings tears to the eyes. One feels helpless, and a little bit guilty. And shamed by those brave souls - I know several young people, the children of friends - who take themselves to the killing fields to do something for the victims. I'd just as soon not know - put my hands over my eyes, plug my ears,...more »
"Reality is much more complex than any judgment of right and wrong encourages you to believe. When you really understand the ethical, spiritual, social, economic, and psychological forces that shape individuals, you will see that people's choices are not based on a desire to hurt. Instead, they are in accord with what they know and what world views are available to them. Most are doing the best they can, given what information they've received and what problems they are facing." - Michael Lerner
Got wind of this news item earlier today- *Did ISIS advance in Aleppo? /* *Was it a big win?** No. And No* Why do I say “no”? Because in a nutshell, this is yet another sleight of hand*: A way of deceiving people requiring some skill* *I’ve talked about the varying ‘brands’ of rebels on a number of occasions* The concept of brand is familiar to all? For this post let’s compare rebels to hamburgers? Think about a hamburger? Consider all the brands affiliated with that food product? McDonalds, Harvey’s, Wendy’s, A &W, Burger King etc., *All brands selling their version of a hambur...more »
*"Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes And Comments"* by Josh Modell, Kyle Ryan, Noel Murray, Scott Gordon, And Tasha Robinson "So it goes." Unlike many of these quotes, the repeated refrain from Vonnegut's classic 'Slaughterhouse-Five' isn't notable for its unique wording so much as for how much emotion—and dismissal of emotion—it packs into three simple, world-weary words that simultaneously accept and dismiss everything. There's a reason this quote graced practically every elegy written for Vonnegut over the past two weeks (yes, including ours): It neatly encompasses a whole way of life. More ...more »
*"In the Beginning"* "Sometimes simplicity rises like a blossom of fire from the white silk of your own skin. You were there in the beginning you heard the story, you heard the merciless and tender words telling you where you had to go. Exile is never easy and the journey itself leaves a bitter taste. But then, when you heard that voice, you had to go. You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live so close to the live flame of that compassion you had to go out in the world and make it your own so you could come back with that flame in your voice, saying listen... this warmth, this unbea...more »
...infuriating. On A1, there's big story about - guess what? - the Oland trial. It seems the attack on Richard Oland was ferocious. Well, yeah, I had figured that since we learned the day after it happened that he had been clubbed to death, and there was a great pool of blood. I had sort of figured out it wasn't a genteel sort of killing. This is cheap sensationalism, in a class with those mags that have headlines like, "Elvis Presley is still alive, and living as a woman with a male dwarf." Then, for those who want to keep up the latest developments in world affairs, there's a s...more »
*Bloomberg Editorial*: *Nobel Highlights a Rare Ray of Democracy* This year's Nobel Peace Prize was a surprise even to the recipients, a little-known group of activists who brokered a political transition in Tunisia. It was also an inspired choice. The Arab Spring has been so disappointing -- in Egypt, in Libya, in Yemen -- that Tunisia has been largely forgotten, making headlines only when terrorists kill European vacationers. Yet the Arab Spring's hope for a more tolerant and democratic Middle East is most alive in Tunisia, where the movement began more than four years ago *Com...more »
*Washington Times:* *Obama shifts Syria policy as Russia takes lead role* With President Obama’s Syria policy under new scrutiny as Russia takes a lead role in the conflict, administration officials said Friday that they will now scrap the Pentagon’s still-born program for training a “moderate” Syrian opposition rebel force — an effort that has cost millions over the past year but produced only a handful of combat-ready fighters. Officials say the administration’s policy is being readjusted to focus instead on equipping, arming and supporting already-established Kurdish and Arab r...more »
There is a known outage when the system breaks and its on every screen information everyone needs to know but the system man IT disseminates it so slow and I become the messenger please don't shoot me or worse give me a bad CSAT some wounds can be bandaged others deny the facts There is a known outage when something screws up could be a Pole has been hit or an Ungarn(Hungarian) is corrupt maybe Edward Snowden hates Game of Thrones only the lord knows There is a known outage when an update goes sideways and progress sputters to a stop a victim of manufactued stupid day as if Windows 10 was...more »
[image: Angela Merkel - 400] BERLIN - The alleged “honor killing” last month of a young pregnant woman who fled Syria after being gang raped is the latest case to leave Germans horrified by the crimes and customs of some of the refugees pouring in from... Continue reading *“Suspected ‘Honor Killing’ Stokes German Fears About Customs, Crimes of Middle Eastern Refugees”* at *foxnews.com*.
[image: Harry Alford - 400] Harry Alford is right. The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce lately has taken heat from liberals for opposing Obama's Clean Power Plan. The Left finds it inappropriate that a black man, who represents 2.4 million black-owned businesses,... Continue reading *“Obama’s Disastrous Clean Power Plan”* at *nationalreview.com*.
[image: ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: Protesters line the street in front of the Roseburg Regional Airport on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Most turned out to protest President Obama's Visit to Roseburg, as the community recovers from last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College.] ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The public must “come together” to figure out how to keep deadly mass shootings from happening, President Barack Obama said Friday. But he emerged from a private meeting with family of the victims of last week’s...more »
*October 10, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) The October 8, 2015 US Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing titled, "Russian Strategy and Military Operations," gave viewers an instructive snapshot at the current state of America's dwindling power. *Image: Western governments have their populations cowering in fear over "refugees" invading and destroying their "Western culture," successfully distracting them from true cross-border invaders - multinational corporations whose unwarranted power and influence has done more to destabilize, destroy, steal, plunder, and ruin global populat...more »
*"General Sherman's Final Solution"* by Thomas J. DiLorenzo "In an issue of "The American Enterprise" magazine devoted to the War between the States, Victor Hanson, a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, defends and makes excuses for Lincoln’s intentional waging of war on Southern civilians. This included the bombing, pillaging and plundering of their cities and towns, the burning of their homes, total destruction of farms and livestock, gang rape, and the killing of thousands, including women and children of all races. (See "Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and Total W...more »
[image: Obama3 - 400] In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Under the proposed rule change,... Continue reading *“Obama Weighs Expanding Background Checks Through Executive Authority”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
"Teachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492. The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and kill them. The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how hear...more »
The BBC's Orla Guerin presented another biased piece of reporting on the BBC News tonight. What was breathtaking was her statement that the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is sacred to both Muslims and Jews. Is this woman ignorant or being deliberately offensive? The Al Aqsa Mosque is not sacred to Jews. Part of the site of the mosque is built over the ruins of the Jewish Temple and so is the holiest site in Judaism. Of course the Israeli government stupidly prevents Jews from worshipping at their holiest site but allows Muslims to a) worship there and b) scream abuse at any Jew who ...more »
*“Columbus Lives!”* by David Swanson “Columbus was not a particularly evil person. He was a murderer, a robber, an enslaver, and a torturer, whose crimes led to possibly the most massive conglomeration of crimes and horrific accidents on record. But Columbus was a product of his time, a time that has not exactly ended. If Columbus spoke today’s English he’d say he was “just following orders.” Those orders, stemming from the Catholic “doctrine of discovery,” find parallels through Western history right down to today’s “responsibility to protect,” decreed by the high priests of the U...more »
CNN *Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Bloomberg*: *White House Is Weighing a Syria Retreat* A week into Russia's military intervention in Syria, some top White House advisers and National Security Council staffers are trying to persuade President Barack Obama to scale back U.S. engagement there, to focus on lessening the violence and, for now, to give up on toppling the Syrian regime. In addition, administration officials and Middle East experts on both sides of the debate tell us, Obama's foreign-policy team no longer doubts that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to prop up Preside...more »
"The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not on its growth and development. The error of Louis XIV was that he thought human nature would always be the same. The result of his error was the French Revolution. It was an admirable result." - Oscar Wilde
*“When the Aristocracy Leaves the Commoners in the Dust, * *The Empire Is Doomed”* by Charles Hugh Smith "Historian Peter Turchin identified “the degree of solidarity felt between "the commons and aristocracy”as a key ingredient of the Republic of Rome’s enormous success. Turchin calls this attribute of social structure vertical integration, a term that usually refers to a corporation owning its supply chain. In Turchin’s meaning, it refers to the sense of purpose and identity shared by the top, middle and bottom of the wealth/power pyramid. One measure of this vertical integration ...more »
*“With Interest Rates This Low, There Are Bound to Be Accidents…”* by Bill Bonner RHODES, Greece – “We have been writing about radical ways to reduce your living costs. Our monthly budget was $500. We were just fantasizing about it. But judging from all the feedback we’ve received, many Diary readers have done it! Interestingly, many of those who reported living on little money report that it was the happiest time of their lives! Right now, your editor is spending considerably more than $500 a month. He is sitting on the balcony of his cabin on the luxurious Crystal Serenity crui...more »
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 ) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise. Theodore Roosevelt participated in the exercise with the Peruvian submarine BAP Islay (SS 35), the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. *NBC*: *As Russia Bombs Syria, U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Out of Persian Gulf* ...more »
No, Bernie is not rehearsing for the CNN debate with Hillary. Very much unlike her transactional political career, he's spent decades working on the policy agenda that is setting the part of the country that's paying attention on fire. He's an actual leader; she's a p.r.-driven weathervane. Margaret Talbot's mammoth Bernie profile for the *New Yorker* this week, is the most extensive political biography of him I've ever seen. "There’s something admirable," she wrote, "about Sanders’s reluctance to attribute his political beliefs to autobiography: he doesn’t want voters thinking th...more »
A senior Russian diplomat has said that Washington’s failure to share data with Russian intelligence about terrorist positions in Syria makes one question America’s goals when it comes to their anti-ISIS campaign. Sergey Ryabkov blasted the refusal of the US to share intel on ISIS positions in Syria. He said that it “just confirms once more what we knew from the very start, that the US goals in Syria have little to do with creating the conditions for a political process and national reconciliation.“ Th deputy foreign minister continued: “I would risk saying that by doing this the US ...more »
If it were to be, how many other ideas would become criminal? I am all for letting fools speak freely to let them fully identify themselves. If people fallow fools then I might consider the need to save people from themselves. The fact the need arises to even discuss the issue shows we have had a major failure to communicate in the last few decades.
[image: Abortion supporters - 400] By day she's a state legislator heroically crusading against the Republican Party's war on women. By night she's a clinician heroically vacuuming the brains out of 28-week-old fetuses and selling them off to tissue researchers. Coming this fall on NBC:... Continue reading *“New NBC Comedy, ‘Lady Parts,’ Glorifies Failed Pro-Abort Politician”* at *hotair.com*.
[image: protestors - 400] President Barack Obama was met by hundreds of pro-gun protesters when he arrived in Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday in the aftermath of the deadly Umpqua Community College shooting. On the day a gunman shot and killed nine people, Obama said... Continue reading *“Here’s What Awaited President Obama When He Arrived in Roseburg”* at *theblaze.com*.
Mark Lewis & Karl RitteratThe Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), Abdessattar Ben Moussa, poses for pictures in Tunis on October 9, 2015, after he was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize with other members of Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The Norwegian Nobel Commitee announced that Tunisian mediators of the so called National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisian General Labour Union UGTT, Confederation of Industry, Tunisian Trade and Handicrafts UTICA, Tunisian Human Rights League LTDH and Tunisian Order of Lawyers) won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.] OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A coalition of Tunisian...more »
Image Credit: Screenshot/ White House video *Reuters:* *China will not allow violations of its territorial waters* China said on Friday it would not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation, as the United States considers sailing warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China Sea. A U.S. defense official told Reuters the United States was mulling sending ships within the next two weeks to waters inside the 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as territory around islands it has built in the Spratly chain. China claims ...more »
[image: Rand Paul - 400] FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Rand Paul is under increasing pressure from Republicans here and in Washington to pull the plug on his stagnant presidential campaign and instead recommit his resources to keeping his Senate seat in GOP hands. D.C. Republicans think... Continue reading *“GOP Worrys About Rand Paul’s Senate Seat, Urges Him to Drop Out, Defend It”* at *politico.com*.
DAVID WARREN & MICHAEL GRACZYKatThe Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Texas Southern-900] HOUSTON (AP) -- A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police detained at least two people for questioning, authorities said. The university quickly went on lockdown...more »
[image: The Stream Files FOIA Request for Planned Parenthood Records with HHS] The Stream submitted a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in July 2015, requesting information on the agency’s oversight of Planned Parenthood’s fetal research. In response, HHS turned over 190 pages of...more »
A statistic from David Keighley's latest post at *Conservative Woman, **BBC apologises shock. But only to a climate change fanatic**, *rather took me aback (at least to begin with). David talks about the BBC's "brickwall negativity" when it comes to dealing with complaints, "combined with a liberal dose of bone-headed obfuscation to defend the Corporation at all costs". The shocking stat was that: ...according to Complaints Unit figures, only around 6 per cent of complaints are ever upheld by the Corporation - and those that are usually revolve around marginal points. I'm guessi...more »
It seems that we keep coming back to some of the same tired questions. No matter what is presented in the way of testimony, it seems that someone has an objection Chester Barton in 1947.to it. Lately it has been the idea that all the witnesses were contaminated by the publicity surrounding the Roswell case. Even when I was the first to talk with a witness, the comment seems to be that they had heard about or read about or seen something about the UFO crash so that their testimony is “born” contaminated. In August 1995, Joe Stefula, who seems to be a skeptic for the alien visitation ...more »
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about 'swapped out life' called MAN BEHIND MASK and then wandered off into all sorts of relevant research and personal concerns... (c) 1987 or so... I realise now that I'm a different person from that guy who did those paintings from 1985 to 1995. I was a child, I've done some 'growing up' in a sense, written some books; ate drank lived. My mind is my own, I have to admit this, there's no point in relying on someone else to bring that out. This is my fucking life and I'll interpret artistically HOWEVER THE FUCK I WANT and nobody's gonna tell me w...more »
You may be surprised to hear that the BBC...yes, the BBC (I kid you not)...has been apologising profusely in the past few days. Well twice... ...but given that BBC apologies are as rare as hens' teeth that's almost a deluge. The latest entry on the corporation's *Corrections and Clarifications *page appears to see them apologising to those nice people at Hizb ut-(Terror) -Tahrir: And we now learn (from *Conservative Woman* and others) that the BBC has also been apologising to an atmospheric scientist at Manchester University (Andy Smedley) over that sceptical Quentin Letts's *Wh...more »
More than 20 children including a baby have been taken into care amid fears they could be subject to extremist views and radical Islam at home. Judges issued care or wardship proceedings involving at least 11 families over concerns their children could be taken or lured out of the country to join ISIS. The Mail Online reports: The youngest – a one-year-old – was part of a family of nine Britons from Rochdale who were caught trying to sneak into Syria from Turkey in April. The figures were revealed yesterday as Sir James Munby, one of the most senior judges in England and Wales, issue...more »
[image: Congress Building - 900] Thursday the House Judiciary Committee held its second hearing on Planned Parenthood, the first since the select subcommittee on Planned Parenthood was announced. Witnesses included an ex-abortion doctor, a former director of a Planned Parenthood affiliate and a woman who suffered...more »
[image: A boatswain's mate watches as Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf's small boat departs to receive personnel from Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur.] America's seaports are vulnerable to cyber attacks that could "allow the release of harmful and dangerous chemicals" in heavily populated urban areas thanks to security gaps left unfixed by the Department of Homeland Security, a Michigan congressman warned Thursday. The...more »
National Review/Yuval LevinatThe Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks to a joint session of Congress regarding health care reform] Do you know how the Washington Post explained where things stand in the ongoing House leadership race to its readers today? Under the headline The GOP Sinks Deeper Into Chaos, Karen Tumulty's analysis piece started like this: Less than a... Continue reading *“The Robust Debate Over House Speaker is Hardly Chaos”* at *nationalreview.com*.
RED-X AND O’TAH MAN Posted on October 9, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 9 Oct. 2015. Like Red-X “o’tah Man” is from the fifth dimension. Denis Codere will be forever known as the “shit mayor” of Montreal. He wants to dump 8 billion litres of raw o’tah into our river. Part of the land of the rotino’shonni:onwe. Red-X was circling around tsionni’tiotake [known as
A 13th retraction has been published for Jesús Ángel Lemus, the Spanish veterinary researcher whose work colleagues have had trouble verifying. This paper was pulled for similar reasons as his other retractions: After retrying the experiments in two independent labs, fellow authors were “unable to arrive to any sound conclusion about the validity of his […] The post 13th retraction issued for Jesús Ángel Lemus appeared first on Retraction Watch.
The following 10-minute video shows an exchange between the GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz and Aaron Mair, the current president of the Sierra Club, who was a witness in the Congress. Sierra Club is an environmental organization founded in 1892. The organization supports the climate alarmism in the maximum way. Normally, you would expect the president of an organization that says to care about the Earth and the environment – and the climate – to know at least something. You would normally expect he knows more than a conservative Republican politician. But you would be tot...more »
An Indian domestic servant is in serious condition after her Saudi employer chopped off her arm after she reportedly told officials about physical and mental harassment and torture she had been subjected to at work. She says she tried to escape through a window, using saris as a rope when her employer saw and inflicted the injury. India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that the matter has been taken up with Saudi authorities. India has demanded that a case of attempted murder be lodged against the culprit. RT reports: Kasthury (Kasturi) Munirathnam, (aged 50-58) from T...more »
KIMBERLY PIERCEALL & JILL COLVINatThe Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Trump - Pointing Chipmunk - 900] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan. “We’re tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who’s a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have...more »
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during a plenary session at the G20 leaders summit in 2014. *Sputnik:* *Russia’s Military Operation in Syria Could 'Rescue' Global Oil Prices* The Russian military’s engagement in the Syrian conflict could rescue battered crude oil prices, T. Boone Pickens, a US oil tycoon and Chairman of BP Capital Management, said. Pickens, who has spent more than 50 years in the oil and gas business, predicted significant changes ahead for the energy market. There is a "new sheriff in town" in...more »
*60 Minutes/CBS News:* *Obama on Putin's military mission in Syria* Russia's move into Syria is a sign of weakness, not strength, President Obama tells 60 Minutes President Vladimir Putin's military mission in Syria is a sign of Russia's weakness, not a show of its leadership, says President Obama. Russia has been forced to prop up a teetering Assad regime, he maintains, Russia's only ally in the region. Mr. Obama speaks at length to Kroft about the situation in Syria and about domestic politics, including his opinions on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, whether hi...more »
Of the 10 member-states of the ASEAN, Singapore is the most dynamic and most attractive in terms of trade, investments, finance, tourism and property rights protection, including intellectual property (IP). Which shows that the main purpose of having government is to help the people expand, not limit, their individual freedom, including the freedom to own and control private property, physical or non-physical or intellectual. Below are three news reports that affirm this. Singapore is now ASEAN's patent search and examination authority. This is something that other member-states o...more »
Yes, the latest mass "shooting" at that Oregon college last week was indeed a scam and a fraud... It is bad enough that the people behind the fake forgot to tell some of the students that "survived" the shooting to say that they heard gunshots when most that have been interviewed all say that they did not.. And of course they have been trying to somehow formulate some kind of image for the fake shooter, especially with a fraud "manifesto" that is absolutely laughable....And of course they could not even get their "crisis actors" involved to stop laughing when interviewed! (Yes, amaz...more »
Pauline Cafferkey, better known as the “Ebola nurse” following her treatment for the virus earlier this year, has gone back into hospital. She is reportedly in a serious condition in an isolation unit in London It was confirmed that the virus was still present in her body after being left over from the original infection. Experts say that Ebola can stay buried in survivors’ tissue meaning that its effects could continue long after people have apparently recovered Independent.co.uk reports: The re-emergence of problems appears to be because the disease is hanging around in hard-to-re...more »
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot (left) with Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army General Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov, September 21, 2015. . (photo credit:IDF) *Defense News*:* Israel, Russia Conclude First Round of Deconfliction Talks* *Mull Downgrading Level of Follow-on Talks to Ensure Discretion* TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel and Russia concluded their first round of talks Wednesday toward establishing "a joint mechanism for preventing misunderstandings" between respective forces operating in Syria, with follow-on talks likely to be downgraded to lower echelon of...more »
*by Gaius Publius* There's new reporting on the U.S. bombing of the Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. As you may know, Doctors Without Borders wants the incident, in which 22 people were killed, including patients who burned to death in their beds, investigated as a war crime. (You'll see their reasons lower in this piece.) Now, thanks to excellent reporting by Ryan Grim at Huffington Post, we have more information. The bombing was apparently done at the request of the Afghan military, who had also attacked the hospital wit...more »
By Paul Homewood We’ve had some discussion about fossil fuel subsidies, so I though it worth just summarising the position with regards to North Sea oil. Producers of North Sea oil are taxed in three ways:- 1) Petroleum Revenue Tax (PRT) – this only applies to fields operating, or with consent, […]
[image: mexican food - 400] Clemson University issued an apology to students on Thursday after what appears to be a small group of students were offended by an annual Mexican cuisine event put on by university dining services. Clemson Dining's “Maximum Mexican” night, has become... Continue reading *“Clemson University Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food. No, Really.”* at *campusreform.org*.
[image: My first period with their bibles! So proud of my school! #BringYourBible #nationalbringyourbibletoschoolday] The head of the Christian group that organized the now-viral "Bring Your Bible to School Day" responded to atheists and secular critics who have derided the effort, questioning why they "fear" the sharing of ideas. Focus on the Family president Jim... Continue reading *“Organizer Hits Back at ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ Furor”* at *theblaze.com*.
*Russian Sorties- 67 in 24 hours* Attack aircraft from the Russian air group deployed in Syria carried out record 67 combat missions in the past 24 hours hitting a total of 60 Islamic State targets, the Russian General Staff said Friday. *"In the past 24 hours, the Russian combat aircraft carried out 67 missions. The Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-24SM planes destroyed 60 terrorist targets," Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Igor Makushev told reporters in Moscow.* Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, c...more »
------------------------------ *NATO Threatens To Send In Troops After Russia Stations Ground "Battalion" In Syria* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/08/2015 13:56 -0400 Caspian Sea headlines Iraq Reuters Turkey Ukraine As the propaganda “war” between East and West intensifies ahead of what might ultimately transform into an actual war in the skies above Syria, the world is transfixed with the scope of Russia’s week-old military campaign in support of the Assad regime. Thanks to the fact that the West selected Islamic militants as ...more »
*Financial Times:* *Syria crisis: Russians face risk of ground war* Russia caught the world’s attention this week when it deployed high-tech long-range cruise missiles to support its offensive against Syrian rebel groups. The missiles, fired from ships in the Caspian Sea on Wednesday, marked a ramping up of Moscow’s operation in Syria but the show of aerial strength may not be enough to secure a victory, say Russian analysts and military experts. They warn that only a ground offensive will give Russia and its Syrian client, President Bashar al-Assad, a decisive win. *Russia's Mi...more »
Gun gun control is a controversial issue as is the subject of “false flag” operations. The American actor Steven Seagal has previously had something to say on both subjects. In the video below, Seagal speaks openly about his belief that there is a concerted effort by the government to violate our rights as part of an assault on the constitution. Theantimedia.org reports: In an interview with RT, the action star-turned second amendment fundamentalist claimed “a lot” of domestic shootings in America were “engineered” in order to drum up support for gun control legislation. In the vide...more »
*Washington Post*: *Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter Islamic State in Syria* LONDON — The Obama administration backed away on Friday from a failed effort to stand up a rebel force in Syria, as the Pentagon announced plans to instead aid existing rebel units who officials believe have better odds of weakening the Islamic State. The decision to significantly scale back the Pentagon’s flagship effort against the militant group in Syria is a recognition of its repeated failures. After a long-delayed launch this spring, the effort quickly became mired in problems, inclu...more »
Yes, it is indeed "Cancer Awareness" month, and as I stated in my last article, I hope that everyone has not fallen for the scam of donating to that fraud "Breast Cancer" fundraising run by those scam artists, the Komer Foundation... I have long known that Cancer itself is a fraud and a mult-Billion dollar money making machine and my advise to people has always been the same...Keep your money rather than give it up to "foundations" that absolutely are not in it to actually cure Cancer! As I expected as a result of my last article, I did get a few "hate" comments calling me every nam...more »
So, if it's still a trend (among the Republican leadership at least), can Newtie please get back in line? Please. (We knew something was more than funny about that McCarthy guy all along. (He always talked funny.)) And one more desultory thought: If this is who are running our country (and just listen to them if you don't believe that to be true), why would anyone in the world pay us any
This week’s issue of Science includes a retraction of a highly cited paper about manipulating the current in a string of molecules with a magnet, after an investigation by the co-authors revealed “inappropriate data handling” by the first author. According to the note, the co-authors’ suspicions arose when they tried to follow-up on the data. Following a […] The post Authors pull Science paper on molecular wires for “inappropriate data handling” appeared first on Retraction Watch.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 8, 2015. REUTERS/FRANCOIS LENOIR *Reuters:* *Obama to overhaul U.S. approach to support Syria rebels: Carter* U.S. President Barack Obama will overhaul Washington's approach to supporting Syrian rebel forces following this year's deeply troubled launch of a U.S. military training program, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday. The decision would be announced later on Friday, he told journalists, saying: "I think you'l...more »
*New York Times:* *Nobel Peace Prize Winners Throughout History* Alfred Nobel’s 1895 will established a prize for “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” The prize was first awarded in 1901. One person, the Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho, has declined the prize. Three winners — the German pacifist and journalist Carl von Ossietzky, the Burmese politician Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo — wer...more »
*Daily Mail:* *Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its role in building democracy after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011* * Panel said group established a 'peaceful political process when country was on the brink of civil war' * Quartet member Houcine Abassi said he was 'overwhelmed' by the award * Nobel panel hopes £630k award will encourage other nations to follow suit * Favourites had included Angela Merkel for her open-door migrant policies * Others were Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, those behind U.S.-Iran nuke deal * The Nobel Peace Prize has been...more »
*Michael Weiss, Daily Beast:* *Russia’s Giving ISIS An Air Force* Putin’s air campaign in Syria is not only supporting Assad, it’s giving cover to fighters from the so-called Islamic State. Last June, the U.S. embassy in Damascus accused Bashar al-Assad’s air force of clearing a path for an ISIS advance on Syrian rebels in the Aleppo town of Azaz. “Reports indicate that the regime is making air strikes in support of [ISIS’s] advance on Aleppo, aiding extremists against Syrian population,” the embassy account tweeted, following up with a broader accusation: “We have long seen that ...more »
*Daily Mail*: *Terrifying footage of Russian Hind helicopter gunships firing rockets at 'US-backed Syrian rebels' who claim attacks on them are making ISIS STRONGER* * Footage apparently shows Russians firing on town of Kafr Nabudah, Hama * Area controlled by Free Syrian Army (FSA) who were trained, armed by US * One video claims to show the Russian-built Hind gunship being shot down * Syrian army has announced 'vast offensive' to take back land from rebels * Activists claim ISIS has actually gained territory since the airstrikes began Dramatic footage shows Russian helicopters firi...more »
Yesterday I watched Unit 1 destroy 2 clouds that dared float above the highly radioactive building: Both clouds disappeared before they finished passage over the unit 1: The building must be very, very hot. Unit 1 is among the reactors that TEPCO cannot find the fuel for despite conducting a muon test. The fuel is either splattered over earth or has sunk under the plant and abides in the underground river running beneath it. Unit 1 is a cloud killer! See screenshots starting page 9 of this pdf of shots from the last couple of days: https://www.dropbox.com/s/760yoqxrjiz34xh/O...more »
[image: Paul Ryan-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s sudden decision to abandon his campaign for the post....more »
Janet McConnaughey & Rebecca SantanaatThe Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Paul Prudomme and Kathleen Merrigan - 900] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75. Tiffanie Roppolo, the CFO of Prudhomme’s businesses, told The... Continue reading *“Paul Prudhomme, Chef Who Popularized Cajun Food in US, Dies at 75”* at *apnewsarchive.com*.
[image: Capitol Building Sepia - 900] At least they aren’t brawling the way they do in the South Korean parliament -- at least not yet. House Republicans have over the past few weeks seen their speaker, John Boehner, announce his imminent resignation under pressure and his heir...more »
*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015Part 5—Today we have comic relief:* As we constantly tell the analysts, we’d like to teach the world to sing. We’d also like to see robust attempts at liberal/progressive outreach. Here’s what such outreach would look like: As the term implies, our outreach would be aimed at people who aren’t currently inclined toward the “liberal/progressive” outlook. As one of the principal rules of our outreach, we’d have to listen to what they had to say before we informed them they’re racists. If we planned to conduct *real* outreach, we’d have to consider the possibi...more »
[image: Newt Gingrich-900] Former Rep. Newt Gingrich, who served as Speaker of the House from 1995-1999, said this week that he would be open to returning to his position of leadership if called upon by fellow Republicans. As Jonah Goldberg noted late last...more »
[image: Prison_reform] A new criminal justice reform bill was introduced in the House Thursday, an important development in the quickly growing criminal justice reform discussion. Republican House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Democrat John Conyers announced the criminal justice reform bill Thursday...more »
[image: Walt Heyer Laura Jensen Transgender Regret_900] At the age of 42, Walt Heyer was married and had two children. But he had felt for years that he was stuck in the wrong gender. So he fully transitioned and emerged as Laura Jensen. After living as a...more »
[image: FBI-finds-600K_400] FONTANA , Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) — The FBI found about $600,000 buried in the back yard of a California armored truck driver convicted in a $1 million heist. Agents found carefully wrapped stacks of $20 and $100 bills buried... Continue reading *“FBI Finds $600,000 in Back Yard of Armored Truck Driver”* at *upi.com*.
[image: Kevin McCarthy_400] An Internet address originating from the Department of Homeland Security was tied to entries made on the Wikipedia pages of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, alleging that the two Republicans were having an affair. It is unclear... Continue reading *“Did Someone at DHS Edit The Wikipedia Pages of Kevin McCarthy And Renee Ellmers?”* at *dailycaller.com*.
The Coming Taiwanese Election with Special Guest Michael TurtonFollow American Citizens for Taiwan on Facebook and Twitter! ------------------------------ [image: Michael Turton]American Citizens for Taiwan invites you to join us and our featured speaker Michael Turton on October 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST for a online virtual conference on the coming January 2016 Taiwanese elections, and the possible impacts for U.S.-Taiwan relations. Sign up on the event page to receive a link to the conference. Not sure what time the event takes place in your area? Use this handy ...more »
ISIS have made a significant breakthrough in Aleppo province and are now less than two miles from the outskirts of the main city *Daily Mail:* *ISIS advances on Aleppo after Russian air strikes force other rebels to retreat… and prevent Western jets from bombing Islamic State as they cannot risk coming into contact with Putin’s warplanes * * ISIS militants have stormed several villages in Aleppo province * Jihadis are now less than two miles from the outskirts of the main city * Top Iranian general killed whilst working as a military adviser in Syria * Syria Observatory for Human Ri...more »
[image: El Nino_400] An El Nino that is among the strongest on record is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean, and climate scientists say California is likely to face a wet winter. "There's no longer a possibility that El Nino wimps out at... Continue reading *“Massive El Niño Is Now ‘Too Big to Fail,’ Scientist Says”* at *latimes.com*.
*Source: Ana Luisa Cid and Planeta UFODate: 10.08.2015* *Mexico: The First UFO Photos Were Taken in Zacatecas, 1883* **** In the 19th Century, this state was a national and international pioneer in matters of astronomy and had two of Mexico's first astronomical observatories **** The first photographs of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in world history were taken from Zacatecas and the Mexico's first weather forecasts were issued from here, says astronomer Alejandro Muñoz. The president of the Zacatecas Astronomical Society recalls that in the 19th century, this state was th...more »
We are pleased to present a guest post by Paolo Macchiarini, a surgeon best known for pioneering the creation of tracheas from cadavers and patients’ own stem cells. Macchiarini has faced some harsh criticisms over the years, including accusations of downplaying the risks of the procedure and not obtaining proper consent. We have covered the investigation, including […] The post Where I think Retraction Watch went wrong: A guest post from Paolo Macchiarini appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*New York Times:* *Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels* LONDON — The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria. Pentagon officials were expected to officially announce the end of the program on Friday, as Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter leaves London after meetings with his British counterpart, Mich...more »
Iran- NO confirmation of US LIE regarding Russian missile crash in Iran *Notice a named individuals refused to confirm the claims of an "unnamed US official? * Tehran: *Iran on Friday declined to confirm a claim by a US official *that Russian missiles targeting rebels in Syria crashed in its territory this week. *"We don't confirm" this information, foreign ministry spokeswoman Afkham Marzieh said when asked about the claim.* The *US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity,* had said the missiles crashed in Iran on Wednesday, but did not provide details about where they migh...more »
https://twitter.com/ The polls are all over the place. But, if you go to political events -- even Stephen Harper's invitation only events -- you hear interesting things. Michael Harris writes: Here’s some human intelligence gathered by yours truly on a trip this week to Vancouver. It’s not a poll. It’s just a hunch. Shortly before I arrived, Jason Kenney had been at an event put on by the city’s large South Asian community. One prominent member of the local Sikh community approached the minister and told him that if the governm...more »
[image: Ashton Carter_400] LONDON -- The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon's $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces... Continue reading *“Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels”* at *nytimes.com*.
This evening Bernie Sanders will be speaking at the DeMeester Performance Center, an outdoor amphitheater that holds 7,000 people, in Tucson's Reid Park. He'll be introduced by the local congressman, Raúl Grijalva, chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a group that Bernie founded in 1991. Wednesday, Grijalva became the first member of Congress to endorse Bernie's campaign. Friday he plans to make the case for how, in his words, "Bernie is the right leader to fight income inequality, protect our safety net and ensure every American has a stake in the future of our countr...more »
As history is changed on a daily basis, and propaganda seems to wipe clean peoples memories when it comes to the past, sometimes we need to really look at what is being rewritten, and WHY. Back in 2011 the famous magazine, Vogue, did a huge article about the First Lady of Syria: Asma Al-Assad, calling her the "Lady Diana of the Middle East". When it became clear that the articles glowing tribute to the first family of Syria was NOT going to work with the propaganda that was being spun by the US and UK to destroy Al Assad, Vogue was forced to remove the article. I've posted the en...more »
[image: SWITZERLAND-IRAN-US-NUCLEAR-POLITICS] Some senior U.S. officials involved in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal have privately concluded that a key sanctions relief provision - a concession to Iran that will open the doors to tens of billions of dollars in U.S.-backed... Continue reading *“EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Officials Conclude Iran Deal Violates Federal Law”* at *foxnews.com*.
The Washington Free BeaconatThe Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton - 900] A Hillary Clinton confidante and informal adviser used his direct access to the then-secretary of state to promote his business interests in Libya during that country's 2011 unrest, newly released documents reveal. According to a letter from Rep. Trey Gowdy... Continue reading *“Emails Suggest Clinton Pushed Adviser’s Libyan Business Interests”* at *freebeacon.com*.
[image: southparkevacuation] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a shopping mall in North Carolina was evacuated and four people were taken to hospitals because of possible monoxide poisoning. Firefighters were called to SouthPark Mall in Charlotte around 9 p.m. EDT Thursday because...more »
By Paul Homewood Further to yesterday’s post on Minden, Nebraska, I can show the comparison of raw and adjusted temperatures. http://cdiac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/broker?_PROGRAM=prog.climsite_monthly.sas&_SERVICE=default&id=255565&_DEBUG=0 Temperatures prior to 1998 have been reduced by 1.7F compared to today’s.
A senior general for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been killed by ISIS in Syria. General Hossein Hamedani’s death was confirmed in a statement by Iranian media. Hamedani had reportedly been advising President Assad’s army on its fight against the terrorist group. RT reports: The guards said the general was killed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) “during an advisory mission” in the northern region of Aleppo. Hamedani was reportedly overseeing the Quds Force, a special forces unit fighting rebels in Syria that has been declared a terrorist organization by the US. The general, a ...more »
[image: NAU campus_900] FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University. School public relations director Cindy Brown says the suspected shooter is in custody. She says the...more »
By Paul Homewood http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/wind-power-now-the-cheapest-source-of-electricity-but-the-government-continues-to-resist-onshore-a6685326.html According to the Independent: Onshore wind energy has become cheaper than electricity from any other source in the UK for the first time, in what could be a landmark moment for renewable energy in Britain. Yet the Government has been accused of scuppering Britain’s best chance of meeting […]
[image: ISIS flag__1425209208_188.8.131.52] BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized a string of villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo city Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said. Iranian...more »
Mirwais Khan and Lynne O'DonnellatThe Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Taliban Afghanistan gun - 900] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban said Friday that the capture of the northern city of Kunduz this week was a “symbolic victory” that showed the strength of the insurgency -- even though the Taliban...more »
[image: teen tv-watching chart] Network TV is in big trouble -- according to Nielsen as reported by AdAge, viewership of broadcast TV shows on the big four networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) among 18-to-49-year-olds is down 25 percent from last year. That’s probably because younger viewers are no... Continue reading *“Teens and Millennials are Abandoning Network TV”* at *businessinsider.com*.
Tory tax credits cut is ‘bonkers’: The Sun launches campaign to aid low-pay workers MORE than three million lower-paid households will lose an average of £1,350 a year under planned tax credit cuts, a new report has found. To add to the insult, letters informing struggling families exactly how hard they will be hit are due to arrive just before Christmas. A new National Living Wage of £7.20
A disturbing new study suggests that children exposed to the Fukushima nuclear accident may be developing thyroid cancer at an elevated rate. The rates are soaring to more than 50 times the typical levels of thyroid cancer found in the general population. NPR reports: The work, led by Toshihide Tsuda of Okayama University, is based on a large public health survey that was set up in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture following the accident. As part of the survey, children who were living near the plant at the time of the accident have been offered regular thyroid screenings. Thyroid cancer...more »
[image: The Temple Mount is the holiest site for Judaism. The Jewish Temple in Jerusalem stood there.Known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, it is also the site of two major Muslim religious shrines, the Dome of the Rock (built c. 690) and Al-Aqsa Mosque (built c. 710). It is one of the most contested religious sites in the world] JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rash of individual attacks between Palestinians and Israelis threatened to spread throughout Israel Friday as a 14-year-old Israeli and a police officer were stabbed in separate incidents while an Israeli stabbed four Arabs in the south...more »
*Illusions are attenuated* by ÉirePort Illusions are attenuated. Allusions come to the fore. Secular writings fail to please. Essences of new trials are exposed. Eviscerations are primary. ÉirePort | October 9, 2015 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vI
Morning Tweets...... *The Economist* @TheEconomist 1m1 minute ago The first migrants are being relocated to Sweden from Greece. Europe's relocation quotas http://econ.st/1hu628o *Ian Traynor* @traynorbrussels 12m 12 minutes ago #migration wow! german govt threatening to take german govt to supreme court over reffos. seehofer v merkel. csu v cdu *Hurriyet Daily News *@HDNER 1m 1 minute ago #INPHOTOS: US starts to pull #Patriot missiles from #Turkey http:// bit.ly/1hu6x2s [image: Embedded image permalink] *Al Arabiya English* @AlArabiya_Eng 26...more »
NASA announced on Thursday that Pluto, the most distant planet from the Sun in our solar system, has blue skies and patches of frozen water. The New Horizons craft has sent back colour images of the haze that surrounds the planet for the first time Senior planetary scientist Dr Alan Stern said “Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It’s gorgeous” Press TV reports: Pluto is located in the far-away Kuiper Belt, a freezing region of the solar system beyond planet Neptune that is home to many comets and asteroids. The planet has never been observed so closely in such de...more »
*Underhill: Why Brandin Cooks hasn’t gotten off to the start many expected ~N.O. Advocate* *Golden Band from Tigerland practicing South Carolina's plays ~WWL* *2015 Voice of the Wetlands Festival!* *Festivals Acadiens et Créoles!*
So, just the other day, amoral psychopaths Chris Alexander and Kellie Leitch announced the establishment of a tip-line which would allow Old Stock Canadians to inform the authorities about the barbaric behaviour of their swarthy immigrant neighbours. Jolly good! Tally-ho! Wot? (A journalist asked the RCMP how it would work and he was told that if your Muslim neighbour was honour-killing his wife or daughter, to call 911. Other police officials would not comment.) [If you have an Old Stock Canadian neighbour who is just beating or killing his wives and daughters for other reasons, ...more »
What i am conscious of is that several times in history, Europe has been hit by an almost overnight Cold snap that froze major rivers. So this cold mass of water has to be concerning inasmuch as it may well trigger a short term alteration in the behavior of the gulf stream. Has the flow south through Davis Strait increased? At the moment i do not trust any of the explanations or conjectures at all. . *Record Cold 'Blob' in North Atlantic: Sign of Future Climate Woes?* *Some scientists are saying new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could point to wea...more »
We hardly need bigger government but we do need effective government and that means an end to all forms of bribery. I do not see that happening untill someone decides to apply treason laws effectively. Money has found it continuously possible to avoid serious consequences for a wide range of criminal behavior. At the same time they have also accepted unrealistic government mandates with subterfuge. This all needs to be confronted and made to work. Again, the good news is that the internal combustion engine has only several years left. .. * VW Case Shows Need For More And Bi...more »
The conflict between Central government and community continues to fester globally with little effort addressing resolution. The answer lies in the proper empowerment of community in the first instance including the capacity to create proper credit. That has barely happened at all yet but it is inevitable. This lack of empowerment has led to this type of public conflict. The good news is that oil extraction will soon end. We will still need to empower communities, but the red herring will no longer be in the mix. *Igniting the Communal Fire: What the SDGs Could Learn from Ind...more »
First, Cap and Trade has merely been an invitation to fraud and here we discover that what little did work was almost negligible. Such a system must be international and that means a system of international enforcement. Obviously this will not happen anytime soon and everyone playing cap and trade is already gaming the system. Secondly we are entering the real twilight of the whole carbon fuel protocol. The turn over will be massive and sudden and it will be soon. I can do it now and others are doing it now. We are able to readily tap the second tier of matter to release ...more »
The only way forward will certainly demand that the five nuclear weapons states completely give up their weapons in exchange for everyone else renouncing nuclear weapons and eliminating any such technology. This will mean direct confrontation with those attempting to cheat. It may mean a global agreement to place assets in place to act on attempts to cheat. It surely means finally settling all conflicts as well so motive is eliminated. This may sound impossible, but we are actually much closer that 45 years ago. The weapon itself has scant tactical value not better served w...more »
It is interesting and somewhat expected that there are specific differences in place for the human brain that is clearly targeting development. How much we realkly differ from animals needs to be fully explored. This traces back to hte unusual aspects of our DNA. Again it is early days but the right question is been asked here.. *Stem Cell Research Hints at Evolution of Human Brain * *Released: 17-Sep-2015 7:05 PM EDT* * http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/640069/?sc=dwhn* *Newswise — The human cerebral cortex contains 16 billion neurons, wired together into arcane, layer...more »
This feels like we may be getting close to a solution for type 2 diabetes. That is the monkey stalking all of us who live a modern life. Old Age is not pleasant if you are fighting this. I personally know several diabetes victims and it is difficult to share actionable advice that helps a lot. Yet by the time you have a problem that it identifiable, you are already suffering severe damage to your circulatory system that sends you down the road to ruin. I have found though that the best actionable dietary step is to fold cabbage soup into your daily regime as a staple. One...more »
[image: Picture of agrizzly bear running] The mere fact that fire arms prevent injury only half the time is argument enough. Besides you need to be carrying a powerful rifle and you need to have properly trained reflexes as well. With bear spray you do need some training, mostly in maintaining intent in the face of the adrenalin rush. i do agree that when this came out, most were sceptical, but it has turned out very well and it has become the go to solution where second choices are obviously impossible. Few folks understand that a stalking bear is charging from under a hundred ...more »
In the end, low emissions are really impossible simply because no one thought to repeal thermodynamics when they wrote all these arbitrary rules. Since impossible happens to be well impossible, we revert to that time honored engineering methodology and use large doses of bunkum. Whatever VW pays it will be for wrong crime. Legislators need to understand that they are not King Canute. You can also be certain that VW spent a fortune trying to meet those guidelines as well and that every manufacturer has been fudging. Now we will see real testing and discover there is no magic ...more »
[image: Chestua-Euchee] Unbelievable, this finally provides eye witness based understanding of the palace based trade culture of the Atlantean Bronze Age. It had changed little since the Bronze age and the whole structure explains the motive for pyramid building. I have been piecing it all together based on the massive extant pool of evidence but that could never confirm who was who. That demanded eyewitnesses i had despaired of ever encountering. Now that is resolved and we have a viable model that covers Mexico and the Atlantean world as well. Again the Atlantean era end...more »
This a useful introduction to the problem of what we call prehistory. We have investigated this problem rather deeply and can list conclusions that appear reasonable and extremely important because their rejection has crippled our whole understanding of history and mankind itself. There were two catastrophic events geologically linked that destroyed earlier global civilizations. The first was the Pleistocene Nonconformity around 12900 BP which ended the global continental shelf civilization that had arose since 45,000 BP which demarcated our emergence from the Garden of Eden d...more »
Of course it is my position that any such scheme is too little and too late by far to matter much when we are really facing the demise of all carbon fuels. That will be something to be excited about. The real problem internationally is that we are asking for a free market in an utterly unregulated arena which sets us up for massive fraud by the large corporation who will chase each other to the bottom as has happened all ready in the earlier attempts to create such a scheme. It can work well enough inside a mostly closed market, but that by definition is a regulated market. \....more »
[image: Donald Trump, a Republican presidential hopeful, visits supporters following a rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Sept. 14, 2015. (Cooper Neill/The New York Times)] The harsh reality of american politics is that it no longer attracts patently successful men or women for that matter. The Stars go out and become successful somewhere else and they stay there. Just what does elective office offer the president of Ford? Mostly a complete destruction of his current career and his reputation. Yet we have tens of thousands of such first class leader...more »
It is as simple as expanding medicare to a universal system. I would do better by also having it adminsitrered at the State level. That enters additional competition into the purchasing system. I find this develoment to be extremely hopeful. They know it is broken and they also known that most doctors are also financially abused as well. I want to share another consequence of a true medicare system. The doctor no longer worries about getting paid at all. Private systems automatically demand an in house accounting and collection system that always has a huge amo...more »
[image: V0006867 John Wesley preaching to native American Indians. Engraving. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images firstname.lastname@example.org http://wellcomeimages.org John Wesley preaching to native American Indians. Engraving. Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/] This story is hilarious. The Wesleys arrived as a bona fide headache for the governor and managed to completely blow it to the point of even been chased out of town. They were clearly young asses who did no...more »
[image: John Wesley romances Sophia Hopkey in the movie, "Wesley" (2009)] Here we have the tale of how a couple of disgraced brothers joined with the Moravians to accidentally found the Methodist church. A combination of necessity, open air preaching to the poor in particular and the accidental invention of Born Again set the stage for a truly independent movement. The American Revolution made it real. In the end, it all sounds so utterly unplanned yet it really happened. Sometimes that is the real way of the world even for those truly prepared. . *How the Creek Migration Legen...more »
[image: Aeternal Rays by R. Ayana] As suggested before, the sphinx originally was a robust sculpture of Anubis whose neck stump was later reshaped to depict another Pharoh centuries later. The moat was fed from the adjacent Nile and this caused the water damage. The more important news is that the moat and Anubis was integral with the layout of the Pyramids. I suspect that it provided excavated stone for the Pyramid itself and may have been the beginning of the canal leading to the pyramids for the movement of blocks. The volume excavated is not clear but it led to buildin...more »
What is unusual is the description of the several failed attempts to create man. It is also pretty obvious that the folks doing this were themselves imperfect intelligent creatures. And the creation of the Earth is exactly as it would have appeared as per earlier posts regarding the deliberate creation of the Earth. It placement back four billion years in time would cause it to simply appear fully evolved. All this conforms completely with our present conjectures with no conflicts at all and represents further demonstration of an alien intervention to produce Earth and man...more »
[image: Anita Moorjani] The startling idea that needs to be addressed and applied is that through even a meditative state it is possible to instruct your body to heal itself. That is obviously powerful and properly mastered allows all disease to be eliminated. Unexpectedly, it is reported that the disease is operative first at the so called energy level which must be meant at the astral level and that this implies that it is a mere decision to be healthy. This all ties together a whole slew of real world evidence into a coherent whole that is extremely robust. The Witch doctor...more »
I do think that the Catholic Church will soon reinvent itself to respond the the changing global landscape and this means a full restoration of its global congregation including Europe. The dalliance with so called secularism is abating and true spiritualism is emerging and the Catholic Church is well suited to provide it. This may seem optimistic to most, but I know that it is not impossible at all. In fact it is fair that a serious critical mass is emerging and added to the fact that the Church has also cleansed itself, a little spiritual innovation will go a long way. Do...more »
[image: The best shot yet. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)] Pluto turns out to be remarkably interesting and i think also attractive. It is much more complex than expected and could be an excellent place to establish a major underground habitat and base. Certainly the presence of volatiles suggests plenty of useful feedstock. Thus a base with it own energy supply could do very well. Every piece of rock out there is a potential space base simply because it provides natural protection. Big enough to have a good gravity is better still. Energy is no longer an issue since we understand how t...more »
It remains to be seen if china is in true decline. The situation is radically different that the breakup of the USSR where the majority of the capital goods were simply inadequate. That is not even slightly true in China's case. What China needs is a period of capital consolidation and rationalization. This can eliminate obvious inefficiencies at long last and establish a pattern of internal growth. This will lead to an economically stronger China able to handle the demographic changes now looming. This will be experienced as a sharp increase in productivity and rising wages...more »
My first remark is that people are immoral and that rules agreed upon for the fre exchange of goods are typically completely moral. The problem arises soon enough when an immoral individual works to evade the rules of his peers. Once done, he may have a fine run until all adjust to the changes and counter them eliminating their benefit. That unfortunately may be a long time it you have open season on seven billion natural suckers which is the problem with monopolies in particular.. . *Are Markets Immoral? On Popes, Pencils, and Chicken Sandwiches * *Trade and production are...more »
My sense of Taoism is that it reflects a realistic understanding of spirituality comparable to what we are now beginning to properly glimpse. It is plausible that this is part of the original package provided the Yellow emperor by the 'progenitors' along with script and Chinese medicine. The need for a prophet is largely dispensed with which is disconcerting for those used to the traditional paths. Yet there is also sense that we lack understanding of the texts as well. It likely needs inspired interpretation because of the passage of time. * Taoism* * https://www.goodrea...more »
I do not wish to believe that there was a complex high level conspiracy whose purpose was to trigger a major war in the middle East targeting Saddam Hussein and fueled by oil paranoia. That it what this all leads to. What science has discovered is the smoking gun. Add in a carefully timed demolition timed into to the planned arrival of the planes in question and it stops been impossible for certain folks. Then we have other conforming evidence that can be dismissed on their own but never when you are holding a smoking gun in your hand. I do not think that the President knew...more »
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 10/09/2015”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “The Russians are putting on a clinic on how to destroy terrorists. They are pulling off a well-planned takedown of just about anyone who stands in the way of the Assad regime. To the Russians, there are no so-called moderate rebels—just terrorists and non-terrorists. Only in the land of the “Wizard of Oz” are there good witches and bad witches. In the real world, witches are witches, and Russia sees things much the same way. They are spending big money and deploying many assets to destroy them. The latest show of f...more »
RAF III is clearly following the papers on the arXiv in some detail so he was able to see the PhD thesis by Jennifer Lin, Bulk Locality from Entanglement in Gauge/Gravity Duality, who is getting her PhD under David Kutasov at the University of Chicago. She has written almost a dozen of papers and cooperated with folks like Klebanov etc. at Princeton and Ooguri etc. at Caltech, not to mention interactions with Jeff Harvey in Chicago and others. Also, RAF III was able to notice that the thesis refers to a 2013 TRF blog post. I assure you, it's not usual to cite blog posts and the tech...more »
*Adam Chandler, The Atlantic*: *Ready or Not, the Third Intifada May Be Here* A spike in violent attacks on Wednesday make renewed conflict between Israelis and Palestinians impossible to ignore. For more than a year, there’s been sustained debate about whether the ongoing tensions and fits of violence in Israel, the West Bank, and in particular, Jerusalem, would fully culminate in a third Palestinian uprising. In recent months, amid failed peace talks, continued fallout from the latest war in Gaza, politically motivated riots and car attacks, deadly rock-throwing and deadly res...more »
It's the end of Banned Books Week, which celebrates reading challenged and banned books. I've written more extensive posts on this in the past (the archive is here), but I did want to revisit a few issues. The most recent list of "Frequently Challenged or Banned Young Adult Fiction" features some familiar works: 1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
[image: Wall of Fire-900] Two FA-18 fighter jets are displayed in front of the “wall of fire” during the 2015 Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 3, 2015. Wow. Thanks to Cpl. Trever A. Statz for capturing...more »
*October 9, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called "Islamic State's" (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia's air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq. ABC News in their article, "US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks," reports: *U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota, the world’s second lar...more »
[image: Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of House Speaker Race: ‘It’s Best We Have a New Face’] Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has ended his bid to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives. McCarthy, the current GOP majority leader, was the leading candidate among the three Republicans seeking the job. However, he lacked the 218...more »
[image: Hillary Clinton Holds Press Conference Over Email Controversy] On Monday, NBC's Today show hosted everyone's favorite person who might actually be an android, Hillary Clinton, for a folksy "Pancakes and Politics" town-hall gathering. The setting was autumnal Hollis, N.H., in a cozy red barn; Hillary wore a cozy...more »
[image: Open gate at the end of a tunnel in an ancient spanish castle in south-america.] The Justice Department has announced that it will begin releasing 6,000 “nonviolent” inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month. Welcome to the era of de-incarceration. At a conference named for former New York Mayor David Dinkins...more »
Putin touring the Guggenheim Museum in 2005. This painting is unrelated to the collection mentioned in the article. *Business Insider:* *A private art collection of mysterious origins is possibly worth $2 billion — and will eventually go to Vladimir Putin* In central Moscow there is a private art collection of mysterious origins guarded by an octogenarian, Nina Moleva, who says it's filled with original works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and other Renaissance masters, according to a report by Layli Foroudi in the Moscow Times. And ultimately, this collection will ...more »
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *EXCLUSIVE: U.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal law* Some senior U.S. officials involved in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal have privately concluded that a key sanctions relief provision – a concession to Iran that will open the doors to tens of billions of dollars in U.S.-backed commerce with the Islamic regime – conflicts with existing federal statutes and cannot be implemented without violating those laws, Fox News has learned. At issue is a passage tucked away in ancillary paperwork attached to t...more »
“In my youth I respected the world and life, I needed nothing but peace of heart; And yet I changed despite myself and believed in Iktomi's lies. He seemed to know all the truth, he promised to make me happy. He made me ask Wakan Tanka for wealth, that I might have power; I was given poverty, that I might find my inner strength. I asked for fame, so others would know me; I was given obscurity, that I might know myself. I asked for a person to love that I might never be alone; I was given a life of a hermit, that I might learn to accept myself. I asked for power, that I might achieve; ...more »
United States President Barack Obama, left, with Samantha Power, former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; and Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in the Oval Office on 5 June 2013. White House Photo *Dennis Ross, Politico:* *The inside story of Obama’s Iran strategy* What Netanyahu really thought of Obama, and other bombshell revelations from Obama’s disillusioned peace negotiator. On Friday night, November 8, 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked me to come by h...more »
[image: Hillary Clinton - iStock_000063510389_Full] Hillary Clinton revealed on Wednesday that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, providing just the latest evidence that she is little more than political ambition wrapped in a pantsuit. Pay attention to the press coverage, because it’s fascinating: Nobody...more »
Boehner has been begging Paul Ryan to run for the Speakership-- and so are Mitt Romney and Kevin McCarthy, as well as almost every conservative even vaguely "mainstream" in the Republican House caucus. Ryan wants it but he's playing coy and making believe he has to confer with his wife. The unreconstructed Confederate nihilists and die-hards, who are dying to capture what was once the Party of Lincoln, are flipping out. By early evening *Politico*'s Anna Palmer was tweeting that Ryan had cancelled all his fundraisers for the next 48 hours. Lynn Westmoreland-- alas Comedy Central h...more »
Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s, it was initially organized by Cord Meyer and Allen W. Dulles, and was later led by Frank Wisner after Dulles became the head of the CIA. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a network to help present the CIA's views, and funded some student and cultural organizations, and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities by other operating u...more »
*Express*: *Putin's boost in battle against ISIS: China preparing to 'team up with Russia in Syria'* CHINA could be on the verge of teaming up with Russia to unleash its military might in Syria and destroy Islamic State (ISIS). Russia has carried out a series of deadly airstrikes against the terrorist group over the last few days and Vladimir Putin has now sent the country's most elite special forces team into the war zone. And speculation is heightening that offensive will be bolstered by the China's People's Liberation Army, following a number of reports of military movements i...more »
Norbert Cunningham's column on the Opinion page of today's paper wallows in delight, with unending praise for the Tran-Pacific Trade Partnership. And, for a journalist, that's wrong. It's not that I disagree with it - though I certainly do disagree with it. But anyone is entitled to an opinion. No, disagreement with this column has nothing to do with opinion at all. It has to do with professional ethics. Have you seen a full copy of this agreement yet? I haven't, and I've been watching for it every day. To the best of my knowledge the only people who have seen copies are the negotia...more »
Bye Bye Kevin McCarthy - whose real crime was he spoke the truth about Benghazi You see, no one really cared that he had trouble with the English language, Stephen (Colbert). That's what you get when you scrape the bottom of the barrel. What they failed to foresee was that when you scrape the bottom of the barrel for long enough, none of the "chosen" know when they can speak out loud what
a *Istanbul at night....seen from hotel window* Well, folks, here I am back in Canada after a hectic three week journey, travelling from Istanbul, Turkey (above) to Barcelona, Spain...with numerous stops in between. I had hoped to continue to blog during the trip...certainly there was plenty to say...personal impressions, as well as geopolitical observations. A combination of problems...roaming access to server, denial of service and travel scheduling and logistics stood in the way. I've gained a new respect for professional journalists who must continue to report on deadlines while...more »
China are ramping up the Orwellian nightmare to new heights by introducing a credit score system that can be adversely affected by a persons hobbies, shopping habits, lifestyles, literature read online, social media comments, social connections, and political opinion. The new “social credit system” will be linked to 1.3 billion Chinese citizens and will become mandatory by 2020. Computerworld.com reports: Big data is sucking in everything about citizens as algorithms evaluate that data, but the Chinese government is leveraging that data and “smart data” analysis that “reveals even c...more »
A video has surfaced on Wednesday that appears to show undercover Israeli agents dressed as Palestinians, enticing them to throw stones at IDF forces. Shortly after the undercover agents stirred violence in the Palestinian group, they then turned on them and opened fire. The disturbing video shows the Israeli infiltrators pull weapons on the group, shooting and wounding three of them in the West Bank. Revolution-news.com reports: Reuters correspondent Luke Baker witnessed how the armed undercover agents helped to incite the stone throwing and tweeted the video below with the text: ...more »
China are deploying fighter jets to Syria to help boost Russia’s military intervention in their fight against ISIS. China will be sending Shenyang J-15 warplanes in China’s first ever military involvement in the Middle East, and the first time a J-15 plans has been used in a war scenario. Morningnewsusa.com reports: Aside from China, Mr. Putin’s most ferocious of troops had already been deployed in Syria. The Mirror understood that the Spetsnaz will be fighting on the ground against the ISIS and all terrorist organizations, including the U.S.-backed oppositions and the Free Syrian ...more »
The United States are taking threats of a nuclear attack from North Korea seriously, and are making preparations to defend against a nuclear weapon attack, a senior U.S. military official has said. Admiral Bill Gortney has said that North Korea do possess nuclear weapons and are capable of miniaturising them, enabling them to put them on a rocket that could reach mainland United States. Reuters reports: “We assess that they have the capability to reach the homeland with a nuclear weapon from a rocket,” Gortney told an event hosted by the Atlantic Council think tank. Gortney said it...more »
Russia have announced their distrust with NATO as the Kremlin have warned that the excuses offered by NATO in explaining why they have moved their infrastructure to Russia’s borders are not credible. Putin has warned that should the military presence increase, Russia will reciprocate by taking steps in order to restore “necessary parity”. Rt.com reports: Earlier Thursday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced the alliance’s plans to boost its Response Force and set up two more headquarters in Hungary and Slovakia. Stoltenberg admitted that this will be the biggest reinf...more »
Nasa is about to make an “amazing announcement” about Pluto, which a senior scientist at the agency has hinted may be about how the planet is home to alien life. Dr Alan Stern, the man in charge of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, said that the “the world is alive”, when asked for a hint as to what Nasa is likely to announce. Independent.co.uk reports: And some scientists have suggested that Pluto could support alien life. Soon after New Horizons made its flypast, Brian Cox said that the probe “showed you that there may well be a subsurface ocean on Pluto, which means — if our un...more »
A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sanjeev Miglani *Peter Marino, Reuters:* *The other deepwater battleground* The Indian Ocean may be the only ocean named for a country, but it’ s still heavily contested territory. Both China and India, who have major strategic interests there, are suspicious of each other. Their struggle for leadership in the “emerging world” will play out for decades and all around the globe, but today the Indian Ocean is Ground Zero. The South China Sea is ...more »
*Chuck Wild, "Liquid Mind, Dream Ten”* "Liquid Mind" (aka Chuck Wild) originally wrote this music to deal with the anxiety and stress of overwork and the serious illness of friends. The gentle ebb and flow of the music has an immediate "slowing down" effect, providing a serene escape from tension-filled days. Ideal for stress relief, falling asleep at night and to enhance meditative and therapeutic practices. There are few composers with as much love for slowness in their music as Wild. Chuck draws from classical and pop influences as varying as Beethoven and Brian Eno, Bartok and ...more »
The World Bank have released a report saying that the current large-scale mass migration happening around the world, could have a positive effect in the global economy in the coming decades. The report, titled Development Goals in an Era of Demographic Change, says that mass migration will “reshape economic development for decades and, while posing challenges, offers a path to ending extreme poverty and shared prosperity”. Businessinsider.com reports: In a statement, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said “With the right set of policies, this era of demographic change can be an engi...more »
*Reuters:* *Pope Francis, anti-nuclear activists among Nobel Peace Prize contenders* Pope Francis and a line-up of anti-nuclear campaigners headed lists of favorites to win the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize on the eve of Friday's announcement. The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was named as a leading contender for the $972,000 prize by Norway's state broadcaster NRK and by Nobeliana, a website run by historians who specialize in tracking the award. NRK said Pope Francis' opposition to nuclear we
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