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Sunday, November 1, 2015

1 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

10:18pm MST

The Stink Of Corruption In New York This Month Is Very Much Bipartisan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 minutes ago
3 New York crooks-- 2 going on trial and the one in the middle on Hillary's Leadership Council Sheldon Silver is from the Lower East Side; his Assembly district-- first won in 1976-- includes the world's worst cesspool of corruption, Wall Street. He became Assembly Speaker early in 1994 while Mario Cuomo was governor. He was Speaker during the terms of George PatakiEliot SpitzerDavid Paterson and Andrew Cuomo and he was widely considered not just grotesquely corrupt but also a manipulative dictator. Last January he was arrested on federal corruption charges and a week later he r... more »

Disney on Ice Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 hour ago
Our absolute favorite night out of the year is coming back to Salt Lake City! I am thrilled to be able to take my girls to Disney on Ice again this year. They are always in awe of the pretty costumes and the ice skating. They love seeing their favorite characters and they absolutely love when the characters fly around in the air. This is our can't miss event and we hope you will join us. If you have been wanting to come to Disney on Ice, this will be your show. Kid’s tickets are just $15 for all shows!! Plus we have a code below that will get you $5 off which means you will be abl... more »

On Immigration Did Rubio and Trump Fudge Truths at the CNBC Debate?

National Review/Mark Krikorian at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: immigration] Pundits trying to explain Donald Trump's success frequently discount the importance of immigration. Wednesday night's debate performance suggests even Trump doesn't get it. I hesitate to predict anything about his polling, since smarter people than me have proven embarrassingly wrong.... Continue reading *“On Immigration Did Rubio and Trump Fudge Truths at the CNBC Debate?”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Yes, Liberal Media Bias is Real, and Here’s How it Affected the CNBC Debate

Washington Examiner/Tim Carney at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorado's Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Fourteen Republican presidential candidates participated in the third set of Republican presidential debates.] Since the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night, there’s been plenty of sturm und drang about media bias. Republican candidates and conservative commentators have piled on the CNBC moderators for their questioning. Many in the ... more »

Liberal Huffington Post Praises China’s One-Child Policy

LifeNews at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: china3] How much more extreme can the Huffington Post get? The liberal news outlet published a column this month praising China's one-child policy as a "courageous collective commitment to the common good that averted untold human suffering and environmental abuse." Columnist... Continue reading *“Liberal Huffington Post Praises China’s One-Child Policy”* at *lifenews.com*.

Growing Speculation That A Bomb Was Responsible For The Downing Of Russia Flight 7K9268

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* So was it a bomb? Experts reveal Russian passenger plane which crashed and killed all 224 on board broke up at high altitude * * Sergei Trukhachev spoke to his daughter minutes before taking off and expressed concerns about the jet's safety * His wife Natalya told Russian television he believed the 'technical condition of the aircraft left much to be desired' * Egyptian aircraft engineers said they spent 35 minutes with the aircraft before it took off at 3.50am yesterday * They claimed the aircraft was 'good' when it left, yet it broke up in mid-air only 23 minutes l... more »

Did George Soros Launch ‘Refugee’ Invasion of Europe?

Breitbart at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: viktor orban] Firebrand Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (above) has, for the second time during Europe's migrant crisis, lashed out at billionaire George Soros who he says is responsible for the continent-wide epidemic. Mr. Orban was interviewed on Hungarian radio this morning. He blamed the likes... Continue reading *“Did George Soros Launch ‘Refugee’ Invasion of Europe?”* at *breitbart.com*.

Turkey's Ruling Party Gains Its Majority In Parliamentary Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Turkey returns to single-party rule in boost for Erdogan* Turkey's Islamist-rooted AK Party swept to an unexpected victory in elections on Sunday, returning the country to single-party rule in an outcome that will boost the power of President Tayyip Erdogan but may sharpen deep social divisions. With almost all ballots counted, the AKP had taken just shy of 50 percent of the votes, comfortably enough to control a majority in the 550-seat parliament and a far higher margin of victory than even party insiders had expected. Erdogan said the outcome was a vote for stabili... more »

The Big Marco Rubio Tax Policy Lie That's Leading To The End Of Reince Priebus' RNC Chairmanship

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
We started the day off with a discussion of the latest criminal billionaire, Paul Singer, to join Team Marco in the rush to capture the White House. Since then I've had a slew of e-mails complaining that there was no explanation of the Rubio lies about his economic agenda. I can't believe I have to delve into the Rubio cesspool again so soon but... here goes. In fact, let's start with one of the few right-wing writers worth reading, Byron York at the WashingtonExaminer.com website. York's been around right-wing circles long enough to know when a low-life like Rubio is lying his as... more »

Mini-ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Top ten links from last week’s ramble; these are the stories you clicked on most …. 1. *Achtung Fatso! (excerpts)* 2. *Maori TV and the mediapocalypse* 3. *Processed meat and cancer risk* 4. *EVENT: The dollar is failing, but not in the way you think* 5. *The Onion’s Guide To Trick-Or-Treating* 6. *Warmist Myths and Leg Ends* 7. *Rated: the best James Bond films – and the ones that die another day* 8. *Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill* 9. *Making poverty permanent* 10. *French Mathematicians Blast UN’s ‘Costly & Pointless Crusade’ ... more »

Stunning Claim: Civil War Is Coming To Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Experts are warning that a civil war is coming to Europe, due to the millions of migrants pouring into the continent. Author and Stanford Professor, G.M. David, says he believes the only way to avert a war is via “an effective anti-Islamic political movement” taking shape in Europe “within a generation.” Wnd.com reports: The situation in Europe already seems to be spiraling out of control. Austrians are stocking up on weapons, and intelligence analysts warn of an imminent terrorist attack in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, European governments are cracking down on their own populatio... more »

Wood-Burning Heaters In Your Home To Become Illegal In The US

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Next year it will be illegal for Americans to install wood-burning stoves and heaters in their homes. The banning of wood-burning devices will be rolled out in San Francisco initially, and will include wood stoves that are certified as low emission by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A spokesperson for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Kristine Roselius, justified the ban saying, “We are serious about reducing the health risks associated with our residents’ exposure towood smoke”. Offthegridnews.com reports: All 22 members of the district’s board of directors ... more »

Israel Warns Its Soldiers That The CIA Is Trying To Recruit Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Israeli soldiers take up position near the border with Lebanon after an exchange of fire. Photograph: Reuters *Times of Israel:* *IDF warns soldiers against CIA recruitment efforts* Unusual letter issued by Military Intelligence calls on all soldiers and officers to ‘remain alert and report any unusual incidents’ Military Intelligence has issued a letter warning all soldiers and officers in the Israel Defense Forces against attempts by the American Central Intelligence Agency to recruit Israeli soldiers. “Be alert and report any unusual incidents,” the letter urged, according to a ... more »

Chinese Accuse America Of Orchestrating Russian Plane Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Chinese citizens have taken to social media to express their belief that America are responsible for the Russian plane crash that killed over 200 people on Saturday. After the news was broadcast by Chinese media, news outlets began reporting about anti-American comments flooding social media, such as: “Vile Americans and their dirty deeds … monsters” (86 likes) Shaanxi, XI’an “The Americans are beasts” Shandong, Qingdao “God, I pray for them” Jiangsu, Suzhou “What happened? Another MH370″ Henan, Zhengzhou “Again, the Americans!” Guizhou, Li Du Fort Russ Blog reports: From the other... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC). *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry by an amateur to win the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 17... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Mysterious Play of Forces”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Mysterious Play of Forces”* by Chet Raymo “I have often quoted here the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, mostly from the “Duino Elegies” or “The Sonnets of Orpheus.” We now have a new translation of Rilke's earlier “The Book of Hours”, by Susan Ranson, which I have been reading, and I offer a short poem from the “First Book: The Book of Monkish Life.” "I find your trace in all these things, in all that like a brother I am careful for; you sun yourself, a seed, within the small and in the great give yourself the more. This the mysterious play of forces, then, that serve in things, over... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sonnets to Orpheus, Part One, IV"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Sonnets to Orpheus, Part One, IV"* "You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing that is more than your own. Let it brush your cheeks as it divides and rejoins beside you. Blessed ones, whole ones, you where the heart begins: You are the bow that shoots the arrows and you are the target. Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back into the earth; for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas. The trees you planted in childhood have grown too heavy. You cannot bring them along. Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Paulo Coelho, “Satan Sells Used Objects”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Satan Sells Used Objects”* by Paulo Coelho “Needing to adapt to the new times, Satan decided to get rid of a whole lot of his stock of temptations. He placed an ad in the newspaper and attended his customers all day in his workshop. It was a fantastic stock: stones for the virtuous to stumble over, mirrors for increasing one’s self-importance, and spectacles that reduced the importance of others. Some objects hanging on the wall drew a lot of attention: a dagger with a curved blade to be used on someone’s back, and tape-recorders that registered only gossip and lies. “Don’t worr... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Mark Twain, “On The Damned Human Race”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“On The Damned Human Race”* by Mark Twain “I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so-called), and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. For it obliges me to renounce my allegiance to the Darwinian theory of the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals; since it now seems plain to me that the theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals. In proceeding toward this unpleasant conclusion I have not guessed or ... more »

President Obama Said 16 Times That There Will Be 'No U.S. Boots On The Ground In Syria'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*USA Today*: *16 times Obama said there would be no boots on the ground in Syria* WASHINGTON — Since 2013, President Obama has repeatedly vowed that there would be no "boots on the ground" in Syria. But White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president's decision Friday to send up to 50 special forces troops to Syria doesn't change the fundamental strategy: "This is an important thing for the American people to understand. These forces do not have a combat mission." Earnest said the promises of "no boots on the ground" first came in the context of removing Syrian Presid... more »

Dream a little Dream of Motostaliga

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
*For Auction Nov 1 Austin Texas 142 dreamy Autos* 1990 Ferrari Testarosa - $200,000 US

Yoko Ono Claims “I Had Affair With Hillary Clinton In The 70’s”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Yoko Ono allegedly revealed earlier this year that she had an affair with Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the early 1970’s. She told reporters in Los Angeles that she had met Hillary on numerous occasions during a series of protests against the Vietnam War in New York in the 70’s, and “knew her intimately”. Worldnewsdailyreport.com reports: The celebrity admitted laughingly to having “a fling” with her at the time and acknowledged her election “would be a great advancement for LGBT and Women rights in America” she added. Yoko Ono when asked about her thoughts about Hillar...more »

Germaine Greer and the Performance of Womanhood

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Ah, Germaine Greer. When we last visited what she had become a couple of years ago, it was on the occasion of some ill-judged remarks about rape. That in mind, what are we to make of attempts to no platform her from giving a talk at Cardiff University because of her transphobic view of trans people, and transwomen in particular? Is it merely another sorry symptom of the censorious spectre stalking the student body up and down the country? Yes, but it's always more complex than that. Part of the problem is Greer is now hopelessly out of step with where contemporary feminism is at. ... more »

Former US Senator Fred Thompson Dies at 73

The Tennessean at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Fred_Thompson] Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and longtime Law and Order star, has died. Mr. Thompson, 73, died on Sunday from after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement issued from the Thompson family. “It is... Continue reading *“Former US Senator Fred Thompson Dies at 73”* at *tennessean.com*.

Cruz Tax Plan Is Pro-Growth And Reins In The IRS, But There Is One Worrisome Feature

Forbes/Daniel Mitchell at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz] The tax-reform landscape is getting crowded. Adding to the proposals put forth by other candidates (I've previously reviewed the plans offered by Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, and Donald Trump), we now have a reform blueprint from Ted Cruz.... Continue reading *“Cruz Tax Plan Is Pro-Growth And Reins In The IRS, But There Is One Worrisome Feature”* at *forbes.com*.

The Excellent Part Of Ted Cruz’s Tax Plan Is Why We Need Dynamic Scoring

Forbes/Tim Worstall at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz Smile and Wave - 900] Senator Ted Cruz gave us his tax plan yesterday and the excellent part of it is the reason that we need to use dynamic scoring to judge tax plans. That is we need to look at the effect of tax... Continue reading *“The Excellent Part Of Ted Cruz’s Tax Plan Is Why We Need Dynamic Scoring”* at *forbes.com*.

Leah Remini on Her Break With the Church of Scientology

ABC News at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Leah Remini - 400] Leah Remini spoke for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC News 20/20 about what her life was like inside the Church of Scientology, as well as how Tom Cruise and the backlash she faced from the Church after... Continue reading *“Leah Remini on Her Break With the Church of Scientology”* at *abcnews.go.com*.

Study: Your Cats Actually Want To Kill You

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Research published in a psychology journal suggests that cats may not be the cuddly companions many owners believe them to be. If that cats had the ability to kill their owners, they probably would, one psychologist has said. “Cats can be fantastic, sweet companions — until they turn on you.” USAToday.com reports: Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the Bronx Zoo in New York compared the personalities of domestic house cats to those of four different types of wildcats. To better understand feline personalities, the researchers rated a number of animals’ beh... more »

"The March of Humanity"; Vangelis, "Alpha"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts." - Arthur Conan Doyle "We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction." - Suzanne Collins And yet, despite ourselves, despite it all, we march on... *Siqueiros, "The March of Humanity"* *Click image for larger size.* - Vangelis, "Alpha" This song immediately came to mind in connection with the theme of the graphic. Turn on the song, then enlarge the graphic, and let your mind play with the ... more »

Will Russia Abandon Syrian President Assad?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Josh Rogin, Bloomberg: **No One But U.S. Believes Russia Will Abandon Assad* The Obama administration began a new diplomatic process Friday to solve the Syria crisis -- a gambit that depends on Russia to eventually push Syrian President Bashar al Assad to step down. But not even America’s allies think Russia will reverse its support for the dictator. Representatives of all of the countries supporting forces in Syria's civil war met for nine hours in Vienna, after which top U.S. officials said that the new talks had made some progress in identifying shared goals, such as maintain... more »

Video: Illuminati Wife Reveals All

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A former Marine colonel’s wife, Kay Griggs, reveals the truth about military assassin squads, drug running, illegal weapon deals, and sexual perversion within the highest echelons of U.S. military and government. The wife of Illuminati insider, George Griggs, says her husband was a member of the Brotherhood that pervades the entire structure of the senior ranks of the Marine Corps, Army, and intelligence agencies. The mission of this Brotherhood is to control drug trafficking worldwide through series of collaborations with drug lords, the Mafia, and other unsavory groups. It is at t... more »

Declassified CIA Docs Show Work Colleagues May Actually Be Spies

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A declassified CIA document titled “Simple Sabotage Field Manual: Strategic Services” may shed some light on those annoying work colleagues you have long held in low regard. The document details the techniques spies should use in order to sabotage a company in which they are placed in. These strategies (listed below) may sound similar to those you have encountered in the work place already via apparently ‘annoying’ work colleagues. Independent.co.uk reports: The document was published in January 1944, as a way of showing spies and concerned citizens how they could work to bring dow... more »

Law Enforcement: Travelling Within America “Suspicious Behaviour”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A government document reveals that citizens travelling anywhere within the United States are exhibiting “suspicious behaviour” and can be hassled by law enforcement officers. USA Today’s Brad Heath revealed that a footnote in an asset forfeiture filing made the assertion that traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles is considered a suspicious activity. Techdirt.com reports: If you can’t see the embed, the government’s footnoted assertion reads: Chicago is a known consumer city for narcotics and Los Angeles is a known source city where narcotics can be purchased. Also of note: suspect h... more »

The 5 Most Lethal Aircraft Over The Skies Of Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Russian Su-30 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Killers in the Sky: The 5 Most Lethal Combat Aircraft Going to War in Syria* The air war over Syria has seen the combat debut of some of the most advanced warplanes from around the world. No less than three new fighter types from the United States and Russia have dropped weapons in anger for the first time. But those new jets are accompanied by their older stablemates, which are often the mainstays of the war on both sides. Indeed, the bulk of both jets ... more »

Hillary Might Be Better Off Next Nov. If She Doesn't Allow EMILY's List To Offend Bernie's Supporters With Their Ugly, Aggressive Lies

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Dream ticket Aside from the lesser of two evils approach she will eventually win or lose the general election on, Hillary's most salient appeal is that it's time-- past time-- for a woman. But she shouldn't use that argument up in the primary. Attacking Bernie as somehow sexist is really stupid. First of all, it isn/t even remotely true-- it's Carly Fiorina/Donald Trum/Ben Carson/Marco Rubio territory false-- and Democratic voters know it. This wasn't written by a Bernie partisan: Let’s discuss first the charge, then the truth and then the impact of Hillary Clinton’s false charge t... more »

AKP's "Stunning Victory"?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
Not really. But it's interesting how the media is spinning this. Link Turkey's long-dominant Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a stunning electoral comeback on Sunday, regaining its parliamentary majority in a poll seen as pivotal for the future of the troubled country. The party, founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, won over 49 percent of the vote to secure 315 seats in the 550-member parliament with nearly all votes counted, easily enough to form a government on its own. "Today is a day of victory," a beaming Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told a crowd of jubilant su... more »

Kerry Says US Troops in Syria Will Only Fight Islamic State

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: U.S. Army and Iraqi army soldiers board a Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during a static loading exercise being conducted to prepare for upcoming missions on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Nov. 15, 2009. The U.S. Soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.] BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and won’t become involved in the long-running civil war. Kerry calls IS a ... more »

Morrisons Supermarket To Donate All Unsold Food To Community groups

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Morrisons is leading the way for supermarkets in the UK to make positive change by announcing that they will be donating all their unsold food to community projects starting in the new year. The supermarket will donate all food that is still safe to be eaten, which means they will be legally unable to donate any food that has passed its ‘use by’ date. There has been a public outcry over the amount of edible food being thrown out, particularly now, when people are being hard hit by austerity and needing to resort to food banks. The Mail Online reports: An estimated 15million tonnes o... more »

Israel Air Force Strikes Hezbollah, Regime Facilities in Syria. These Are The Israeli First Strikes Since Russia Began Its Aerial Campaign In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
US-made F-16 fighter jets in action.. (photo credit:REUTERS) *Arutz Sheva:* *Israel strikes Assad and Hezbollah in Syria* Syrian media reports IAF fighter jets hit two military targets in Lebanon border region, in first reported strike since Russia's deployment. Syrian media outlets reported on Saturday that Israel Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck two targets in the country on Friday night, around 11 p.m. The strikes targeted military targets of President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah, and both took place in the mountainous Qalamoun region on t... more »

"All The Dragons..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Greece: Protesters Target Border Fence After Refugee Deaths

DEREK GATOPOULOS & COSTAS KANTOURIS at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Refugees and migrants cross by boat the Aegean sea from Turkey, to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, on October 31, 2015.] LESBOS, Greece (AP) -- Protesters clashed with police guarding a border fence in northern Greece Saturday, following a series of sea accidents that killed dozens of migrants and a warning from authorities that the death toll is likely rise in... more »

MSF: Deadly Air Strike On Market Near Damascus Kills & Maims 100’s

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A horrific market bombing has been reported by Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. At least 70 people have been killed and over 550 injured in the bombing attack that was followed by further shelling on the rescue workers attending the dead and injured. MSF reports of devastating wounds that have not been seen before by the international medical humanitarian organisation. A makeshift hospital was bombed the previous day, putting the medical workers in a difficult position to cope with the influx of newly injured. Medecins Sa... more »

Construction Of New Royal Navy Bahrain Base Will Bypass Human Rights

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Construction Of Britain’s controversial new Royal Navy base in Bahrain got under way today despite complaints by human rights groups. Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) reports: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa were pictured today ceremonially digging spades into the ground at the site of the new base. Bahrain is spending £15m constructing the base, with the British expected only to pay running costs. The Foreign Office’s press release states: “The beginning of construction work at Mina Salman Port marks a waters... more »

Palestinians Slam Netanyahu Over His Threat To Remove Residency Rights

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to deprive Palestinians of their residency rights in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods that lie beyond the separation barrier. Netanyahu is considering the idea of revoking identity cards for up to 100,000 East Jerusalem Palestinians. It follows the recent spat of tit for tat violence surrounding the desire for non-Islamification of the Al-Aqsa compound by the Jewish Authorities. Palestinian Fadia Abu Shalbak, 30, has children going to school in Jerusalem, a husband who works there and has been living there all her life. She, along wi... more »

Girl Paralysed And Blind After Receiving Flu Shot, Family Say

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A family in Texas say that their 9-year-old daughter has gone blind and become paralysed after receiving a routine flu shot recently. Brianna Browning says her daughter hasn’t been able to move her body for two weeks, and that the fourth-grader has been hospitalised since October 17th, two days after receiving the flu vaccine. Fox59.com reports: Eight hours later, the girl began profusely vomiting, which continued into Friday. On Saturday, the girl was reportedly paralyzed from the waist down, blind and seemed to have what appeared to be a seizure, according to the report. The girl... more »

The World Bank Threatens Free Markets

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
The World Bank is not a friend of capitalism, as it is demonstrating in Peru where, thanks to enterprising Peruvians who ignore the regulatory state, Peru continues to see growth in the standards of living of its citizens. Unfortunately, says Simon Wilson in this Guest Post, the global elites behind the World Bank are determined to regulate and "modernise" Peru until this entrepreneurial spirit is destroyed... ------------------------------ *The World Bank Threatens Free Markets in Peru One has to wonder whether this taxpayer-funded financial elite would recognise a free market... more »

Chris Hedges, “Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Chris Hedges “Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpIrqXgWPxo

Blood on the floor

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
That ferocious bulldog on behalf of the licence fee paying public, Roger 'the Beeb-slayer' Bolton, viciously sunk his teeth into a BBC Middle East correspondent on this week's *Feedback*. The BBC's Kevin Connolly was left bleeding on the studio floor... ...or maybe not. Make that 'very much not' in fact. Typically for *Feedback* (unlike Samira Ahmed on *Newswatch*), Uncle Roger chose to vigorously lick the BBC man's face and tickle his tummy instead. If I may paraphrase: *Oh Kevin, are things becoming tougher for you because of all those nasty complaints about bias? Kevin, her... more »

Days Before This Week's U.S. Blimp Fiasco Another Blimp Accident Caused 5 NATO Fatalities In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Dan Froomkin, The Intercept:* *Days Before Runaway Military Blimp, Another Blimp Accident in Kabul Killed Five* The runaway military surveillance blimp that came loose from an Army base in Maryland on Wednesday dragged its torn tether through power lines in two Pennsylvania counties before crashing into the woods. But at least no one died. The same can’t be said of a recent accident involving a U.S. military blimp in Kabul that constantly hovers over the Afghan capital. (See The Above, a short documentary from The Intercept’s Field of Vision project, also embedded below.) On Oc... more »

Ralph Goings - photorealism - supernova condiments

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
I used the term "supernova condiments" for this domestic-selection of the vast pantheon of the photorealist work of 1970's art-icon Ralph Goings. *“My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted. Form, color and space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter.”* Ralph Goings 1978

Pentagon Chief: Demand For A U.S. Security Presence In The South China Sea Growing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a media briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, October 23, 2015. REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS *Reuters*: *South China Sea disputes increasing demand for U.S. security presence: Pentagon chief* Disputes over territory in the South China Sea are causing countries in the region to increase their demand for an American security presence, the U.S. defense chief said on Sunday. A U.S. warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of one of China's man-made islands in South China Sea on Tuesday in the most significant U.S. challenge yet to territorial limits... more »

Russian Consider Nuclear Strikes Against ISIS After Plane Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Russia are allegedly poised for a nuclear strike on sites controlled by ISIS, following the shooting down of the passenger plane in the Sinai in Egypt which the Islamic State have claimed responsibility for. The Kremlin say in a bid to protect its people and interests in Russia and abroad, they are moving tactical nuclear units closer to its international boundaries, and are evacuating Russian nationals near these hotspots. Russia are also calling on non-essential civilians in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf States to leave. Consciouslyenlightened.com reports: Although Russia’s poising to ... more »

Blue Fireball Seen Over Denmark Might Be ‘Halloween Asteroid’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A large blue ‘fireball’ was reported over the skies of Denmark on Saturday night that may have been evidence of the ‘Halloween Asteroid’ passing by the earth. Among the numerous reports from members of the public who say they saw the strange bright object in the sky for a few seconds, two pilots also came forward saying they saw the incident clearly during a flight over Denmark. Ekstrabladet.dk has collected numerous reports of the sightings from Saturday night (note: translated from original Danish) Professor and astrophysicist Johan Fynbo explains to Ekstra Bladet that there is a ... more »

Video: Is This Proof That ISIS Shot Down The Russian Plane?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
ISIS have allegedly claimed responsibility for the crash of the Russian plane on Saturday over Egypt’s Sinai, which killed 224 people. A video has emerged that shows the plane being shot down in the sky by Sinai-based group “Sinai State”, who say they have loyalty to ISIS. India.com A video released by the group showed that a plane was suddenly caught on fire and fell down, but the video cannot be verified for the moment. In the video, an aircraft is shown, which suddenly explodes in the air and crashes down. The visuals aren’t vivid and it hasn’t been confirmed that the plane shown... more »

Tony Blair Ordered Evidence Be Destroyed Proving Iraq War Illegal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The past is catching up with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as new revelations have emerged this weekend that shows Ministers were told to “burn” a secret document that proved his war with Iraq was illegal. Shortly before the Iraq war, Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, had told Tony Blair that the upcoming war could be challenged under international law. Upon hearing this disappointing news, Mr Blair ordered Ministers and officials who had a copy of Goldsmith’s report to: “Burn it. Destroy it”. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Ten days later, with the invasion just days away, Gol... more »

Ted Cruz: ‘Climate Change Is A Religion’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Senator Ted Cruz has said that he views people who believe in climate change to be religious fanatics who are not interested in real science. Speaking with Glenn Beck, Cruz said climate change believers do not bother citing facts to support their position because climate change, for them, is akin to a religion. Rightwingwatch.org reports: Pointing to a recent congressional hearing in which he grilled the president of the Sierra Club about the supposed lack of data and evidence for the existence of global warming, Cruz told Beck that “climate change is not science, it’s religion.” “... more »

Arson Suspected As Massive Fire At Monsanto Destroys Facility

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A Monsanto research facility in France has been burnt to the ground this week, and investigators suspect the cause to be an arsonist. Monsanto spokesperson Jakob Witten said Monsanto, “strongly suspect it was a crime as no electrical or other sources were found. No Monsanto sites in Europe have so far been the victim of fires of criminal origin, this is unprecedented violence.” Theantimedia.org reports: The fire had multiple points of origin, meaning it is unlikely the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction or other natural causes. Investigators also noticed a strong smell of... more »

Now this is what I call a fan!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Biggest All Blacks fan? Everyone, meet my uncle- the @AllBlacks biggest fan #AllBlackEverything #RWC2015 #NZLvAUS pic.twitter.com/3xpjGNFAVQ — Katie Brown (@katie_pai) October 31, 2015 Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Energy Revolution: Germany Start Nuclear Fusion Machine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The world’s largest nuclear fusion machine has been constructed in Germany which is posed to revolutionise the world of energy. The machine, called the Stellarator W7-X, took the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics around 1.1 million hours to construct. The team hope to fire it up in the next few weeks. Businessinsider.my reports: Known in the plasma physics community as the “black horse” of nuclear fusion reactors, stellarators are notoriously difficult to build. The GIF below shows the different layers of W7-X, which took 19 years to complete: Between 2003 and 2007, as the pr... more »

Nov.1: Try, try again.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
Justin Trudeau has just chatted with Japan's prime minister Abe. both have agreed that the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership is essential. That's Justin's first stamp of approval on a major Harper programme. Among other things, it means we can't deal with environmental threats. Any company that invests in an industry in Canada will be permitted, under the TPTD, to sue Canada for hypothetical losses in the billions if we change any law which affects it. And it will probably NOT be tried in a Canadian court. Thank you, Justin and Stephen, for destroying our control over our own country ... more »

Nick Cohen stands up for the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Nick Cohen has written a passionate defence of the BBC in today's *Observer* . I will attempt to summarise it as fully and fairly as I can: The BBC is in trouble. Though it's one of the most trusted institutions in Britain, the BBC is becoming politically isolated. The Tories are after it. UKIP are after it. The SNP are after it. The Corbynistas are after it. They all want to see the BBC beaten into submission. Why? Because these are troubled times, and troubled times give rise to ideological movements that cannot bear to have their “solutions” questioned or “facts” challeng... more »

Oh. My. God. The Daily Mail!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I saw a comment somewhere earlier today that said that the paper review on this morning's *Broadcasting House *was 'typical BBC' in that all three guests - a BBC presenter, a BBC comedian and a poet 'discovered' by the BBC - made the kinds of remarks about Shaker Aamer that only people inside the BBC bubble (and its various connecting bubbles) could possibly think and say. Though only two of the guests were actually involved (the BBC presenter and the BBC comedian), I think that's a fair point. Are these views (the only views heard) typical of the general public? I very much do... more »

Get the smelling salts out!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
As well as the transgender bit, Radio 4's *Broadcasting House *also featured, among other things, a section on public attitudes towards the poppy and the military in the UK and the US. The UK bit would was interesting but the interview with Patrick Hennessey and Antony Beevor was spoiled by repeated technical glitches, meaning that Antony Beevor barely got a look in. (Mr Hennessey was good value though). The US bit focused on why some US soldiers don't like the "hero-worship" they receive from the American public, including the BBC reporter himself - an Iraq War veteran turned vi... more »

Mainstream

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
This morning's *Broadcasting House*, with Carrie guest-presenting and Corrie reading the news, returned to a topic we've been hearing about more and more recently, however much we might not want to. Here's Carrie Gracie, justifying the following report in advance: Now, what gender are you this morning? Perhaps you think that's a stupid question, or perhaps you're on a journey from one gender to another. Whatever the answer, transgender is now a mainstream question. So there you have it, whether you like it or not: transgender is now a mainstream topic, according to Carrie. And I... more »

China's Navy Chief: "Dangerous And Provocative" For Washington To Sail A Navy Destroyer In South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
USS Lassen (DDG 82) operates in international waters near the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) Jianghu V-class frigate Dongguan (560) while on patrol in U.S. 7th Fleet at South China Sea, Sep 29, 2015. *VOA*: *China: US Patrols in South China Sea 'Dangerous, Provocative'* BEIJING—China's navy chief told his U.S. counterpart it was "dangerous and provocative" for Washington to sail a navy destroyer this week near artificial islands built by Beijing in disputed parts of the South China Sea. The comments came during a hastily arranged hour-long video teleconference Thursday be... more »

Wouldn't It Be Great If There Was A Way To Wipe Ryan's Slate Clean?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Paul Ryan just got big raise-- from the $174,000 a congressman makes to the highest pay anyone in Congress gets, $223,500 as Speaker. And a lot of free TV time. In fact, today Ryan was scheduled for ABC's *This Week*, CBS' *Face the Nation*, CNN's *State of the Union*, Fox's *Fox News Sunday*, and NBC's *Meet The Press*. But the former Tortilla Coast waiter-- ironically, the restaurant where Ted Cruz and the so-called Freedom Caucus plotted the political demise of Ryan's predecessor-- has proudly announced-- somewhat after he said he was appointing a shady corporate lobbyist, David... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday.. A new month... And time again for my weekly rant... It is good to be back.. As I stated over the last week, I had been spending the majority of my spare time taking care of my sick lady, who of course was down and out with what they call a "mild" form of Shingles.... Honestly, watching what she went through from what the doctor said was a "mild" case of this disease, I do wonder what a "severe" case of Shingles would have done to her? It was indeed excruciating at times to watch her suffer from the pain that was primarily focused in her leg... more »

Shipyard Protest - Unity of Message

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
It was a good day yesterday in Bath at our protest at the Navy shipyard 'christening' of another Aegis destroyer. These warships have nothing to do with defense - they fire offensive first-strike attack cruise missiles, the interceptor missiles on-board have shown they can function as Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons since one was used to once knock a malfunctioning US military satellite out of the sky. These same interceptors have been developed to serve as the 'shield' after the Pentagon's first-strike attack is launched against Russia or China. We had about 75 folks join us from... more »

Is U.S. National Security At Risk As U.S. Tech Transfers To China Increase?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
President Xi Jinping of China, front row center, with senior technology company executives at a conference held at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash., in September. Credit Pool photo by Ted S. Warren, via Reuters *New York Times*: *U.S. Tech Giants May Blur National Security Boundaries in China Deals* HONG KONG — One Chinese technology company receives crucial technical guidance from a former People’s Liberation Army rear admiral. Another company developed the electronics on China’s first atomic bomb. A third sells technology to China’s air-to-air missile research academy. Their ties to ... more »

Anartic Ozone Hole Now Among Biggest on Record

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
El Nino a suspect as cold expands Antarctic ozone hole: U.N. weather body, Japan Times, October 30, 2015, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/30/world/science-health-world/el-nino-suspect-cold-expands-antarctic-ozone-hole-u-n-weather-body/#.VjTcgivw-G0 GENEVA – The Antarctic ozone hole has swelled this month to one of its biggest sizes on record, U.N. and U.S. scientists say, insisting that the Earth-shielding ozone layer remains on track to long-term recovery but residents of the Southern Hemisphere should be on watch for high UV levels in the weeks ahead. The World Meteoro... more »

Has anyone else said it?

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 12 hours ago
I want to say this, and I want to be clear: Eva Moskowitz and her ilk are garbage, they’re garbage human beings and their ideas are garbage. I’d like to say something else, but I won’t. You can follow the drama here. But seriously, with the “got to go” lists and other minutiae that came […]

Teacher resignation narratives are not compelling

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 13 hours ago
These pop up every so often, most recently from a teacher of the year in Alabama. Teacher resignation narratives follow a pretty typical storyline: a “successful” or “award-winning” teacher documents their resignation because they can no longer teach in the current test-obsessed, education reform climate. It’s better to quit than to struggle from within. At […]

Russian Passenger Jet Crash In Sinai -- News Updates November 1, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Is this proof ISIS shot down Russian plane killing all 224 on board? Terror group releases chilling video as experts say jet did NOT lodge SOS call or have 'any faults' that would have caused crash * * ISIS yesterday released horrific video purporting to show the final moments of the plane it claims to have downed * The aircraft was reported missing 23 minutes after leaving the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh with 224 on board * The doomed jet was owned by an Irish company and leased to a Russian airline carrying tourists to St Petersburg * Initial reports that expe... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAINTS!* *NFL dream carries Hau’oli Kikaha from Hawaii to Saints with mother's support, judo's discipline~Joel A. Erickson, N.O. Advocate*

Bush-Rubio Rivalry Intensifies as Iowa Caucuses Draw Closer

THOMAS BEAUMONT & CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Rubio-v-Bush - 900] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Neither Jeb Bush nor Marco Rubio emphasized the need to do well in Iowa in the early months of the 2016 presidential campaign. But that’s changed as their rivalry intensifies and pressure mounts to emerge...more »

Egypt: Official Says Doomed Russian Plane was in Good Shape

Brian Rohan & Vladimir Isachenkov at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Russian plane crash cmprs] SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- An Egyptian ground service official who carried out a pre-flight inspection of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula said Sunday that the Airbus A321-200 appeared to be in good condition. The Metrojet... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #110 Freddie Mercury

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
On Nov 1, 2015, at 4:16 AM, Denice wrote: I was watching Bohemian Rhapsody video and when I saw Freddie play the piano the SA said he was Beethoven. :) Things that make you go hmmmmm?

Islamic State Continues To Advance In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Image New York Times *Reuters*: *Islamic State takes over town in Syria's western Homs province: monitor* Islamic State fighters seized the Syrian town of Maheen in Homs province from government forces on Sunday, a monitoring group said, expanding their presence in Syria's west despite a Russian-backed bombing campaign against them. Islamic State's strongholds in Syria are in the north and east, but it has increased its territory in Homs province since taking over the historic city of Palmyra earlier this year, and then Qaryatain, 15 kilometers east of Maheen. The group began it... more »

Ed Notes Online: Comment Exposes Success Charter And Achievement Fi...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Ed Notes Online: Comment Exposes Success Charter And Achievement Fi...: They decided to start with younger and younger kids, so the communication of abuses would be harder to decipher. They decided to tell t... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESAGE #109 A New Large Wave of Energy Arrives

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
[10/30/15, 3:37:04 PM] *TERRAN THE LOCATION OF THE HORIZON AND YOUR* *[my location] *I*S NO COINCIDENCE. IT IS INDEED FAMILIAR TO US ALL. IN LOVEJOY IT IS HOME. END.* [10/30/15, 3:37:57 PM] AK/Terran: AK: *SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE TODAY. NOT EVEN THE CHEMTRAILS COULD STICK IN THE SKY, BLUEST SKY I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG WHILE. PERHAPS SINCE I WAS A CHILD.* [10/30/15, 3:38:18 PM] AK/Terran: AK: *THE MOUNTAIN IS SNOWCAPPED AND SPARKLING.* [10/30/15, 3:38:33 PM] AK/Terran: AK: T*REES ARE CHANGING SHADE OF COLORS.* [10/30/15, 3:39:37 PM] *TERRAN IT IS INDEED A BEAUTIFUL LOCATIO... more »

Syrian And Russian Military Forces Are Targeting Syrian Rebel TOW-Operators

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*IBTimes*:* Syrian sniper: US TOW missiles transform CIA-backed Syria rebels into ace marksmen in the fight against Assad* Syrian rebels wielding US-made anti-tank missiles have become YouTube war heroes after a surge in successful attacks on forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad. Use of the BGM-71 TOW missiles – which cost $50,000 a piece – is up over 850% in October with the American-made weapons responsible for the destruction of scores of Syrian army tanks. Charles Lister, a Syrian expert at the Brookings Institute, said there had been 82 uses of the missiles as of 20 Octo... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Syrian Rebels Frustrated By U.S. Plans To Deploy Special Forces Into Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. special forces soldiers. *VOA*: *US Troop Deployment to Syria Frustrates Anti-Assad Rebels* ISTANBUL - Washington's decision to dispatch U.S. commandos to northern Syria to help coordinate the fight against the Islamic State terror group is roiling increasingly tense relations between the Obama administration and the main Western-backed Syrian political opposition, as well as Sunni Arab rebels whose priority is to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Rebel commanders with the Free Syrian Army say they were not informed of the decision to send the U.S. military into northern ... more »

Is Hillary Clinton Too Big To Jail?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*McClatchy News: **As Benghazi inquiry fades, Clinton still faces legal questions about emails* * FBI examines handling of sensitive information during former secretary’s term * At least 671 emails she sent or received now contain classified information * State Department releases latest batch of Democratic presidential hopeful’s emails WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton appears to have overcome an investigation of her role in the 2012 deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, but she still faces a months-long FBI inquiry into the handling of sensitive information while she was secretary of s... more »

Leaders Of S. Korea, China, And Japan Hold Their First Summit In 3 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*VOA*: *China, Japan, S. Korea Agree to End Diplomatic Stand-Off* SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - In Seoul Sunday leaders from China, Japan and South Korea met for the first time in three-and-a-half years to restart stalled regional cooperation and end their diplomatic standoff over the contentious issues that divide them. "Through trilateral cooperation I believe that we will contribute to the peace and prosperity and security of not only our three countries but the region and the international community." said South Korean President Park Geun-hye at a news conference following the summit. ... more »

Sea Levels Have Risen By 8 Foot Since 1990 – BBC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Quaesoveritas http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06pvdn8/house-of-lords-climate-change-debate The BBC, who laughably claim to provide “trusted World and UK news”, broadcast the BBC Parliament Channel. Last week they carried the House of Lords debate on climate change, featuring a load of superannuated old duffers reading from their Greenpeace scripts. The BBC, being ever helpful, […]

Turkey Goes To The Polls To Vote For A New Parliament

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Turkey, Roiled by War and Insecurity, Votes Again for a New Parliament* ISTANBUL — For the second time in less than six months, Turks on Sunday began voting for a new Parliament in an election likely to harden deep divisions in a country facing challenges on many fronts, from a war with Kurdish militants to security threats from the Islamic State and an ongoing refugee crisis from the civil war in Syria. The election in June resulted, for the first time, in the Islamist party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan being stripped of its majority in Parliament, mostly... more »

Why Has Vulture Fund King Paul Singer, Picked Rubio To Be President?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
It was treated as huge news Friday evening when Nick Confessore and Maggie Haberman reported that Paul Singer has decided to back Marco Rubio. The media made such a big deal out of it because Singer is one of the biggest financiers of right-wing politics in America. He's contributed many millions of dollars to advance the Republican Party agenda, handing out 6 and 7-figure PAC checks the way normal people might give a $20 contribution through ActBlue (always a mitzvah). He also gives max donations to right-wing candidates, from outright crackpots like Joni Ernst (R-IA) to relative... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESAGE #108 The Steppe Geoglyphs in Kazakahstan

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Denice can you ask the data collectors what this is?* High in the skies over Kazakhstan, space-age technology has revealed an ancient mystery on the ground.Satellite pictures of a remote and treeless northern steppe reveal colossal earthworks — geometric figures of squares, crosses, lines and rings... *The New York Times - Friday, October 30, 2015* http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/nasa-adds-to-evidence-of-mysterious-ancient-earthworks.html?partner=msft_msn *RELATED: http://e-history.kz/en/contents/view/1562 * The Bestamskoe Ring is among the so-called Steppe Ge... more »

Storms, Tornadoes Lash Texas; Death Toll Rises to 6

Juan A. Lozano at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Rhonda Burnett walks her horses through flood waters while Lee Hays helps a neighbor's dog in Garfield, Texas, Saturday Oct. 31, 2015. Another band of strong storms and heavy rain spawned three tornadoes and dangerous flooding in east Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner) /Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBO] HOUSTON (AP) -- The death toll rose to six in Texas as more bodies were recovered on Saturday after another band of stro... more »

3 Dead, 4 Injured When Car Plows into NYC Trick-or-Treaters

Michael Balsamo at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: First responders examine an automobile after its driver lost control and plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters in New York, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Three people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl. Several others were injured. (AP Photo/David Greene)] NEW YORK (AP) -- A street full of trick-or-treaters turned into a Halloween horror scene when an out-of-control car jumped a curb and careened into a group of costumed revelers, killing three people, including a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather.... more »

Searchers Locate Wreckage Believed to be the Cargo Ship El Faro

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Hurricane Joaquin Bahamas] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators will use a deep ocean vehicle to help confirm whether wreckage that searchers found in 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas is the cargo ship El Faro that vanished during Hurricane Joaquin. The U.S.... more »

German Town of 100 Gets Enriched by 750 Migrants

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Sumte, Germany 900 pixel__1446383184_173.71.16.53] German government officials have compelled a small town with just 102 people to take in approximately 750 migrants from Syria and other countries, The New York Times wrote Saturday. Sumte, a small town at the western fringe of the former East... more »

Five Most Popular Posts in October

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
Five most read last month were: 1. Guarding Against the Far Left 2. Whither the Blairite Rebellion? 3. Ideology in *The Great British Bake Off* 4. Jeers and Loathing in Manchester 5. Corbynmania and Momentum It's been a while since my erstwhile comrades troubled the monthly round up. So the announcement the SWP and the SP were looking latch onto the newly launched Momentum gave them a rare moment in the media spotlight. In the SWP's case who, frankly, would like a rape cover-upping cult hanging around young people? As for the SP, their position that Labour is a straight bourgeois o... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Comically Crazy Right-Wing Moments this Week: Palin and Cruz Bond”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“5 Comically Crazy Right-Wing Moments this Week: * *Palin and Cruz Bond”* by Janet Allon "No one can top Donald Trump’s comically clueless statement this week that he knows hardship because his dad only gave him a small loan of a million dollars. And he had to pay it back! With interest! Still, the right wing is honing its comic skills and perfecting it’s lift-off from any semblance of reality whatsoever. Here’s a sampling of the crazy that’s been spewed in the last seven days: *1. Ted Cruz welcomes a shout out that sane people should run from. *When Sarah Palin comes out in suppo... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*WA: High School Football Coach Suspended for Post-Game Prayer* *Like Islam, Leftism is a religion that hates rival religions -- so the Leftists in the Washington State educational system are doing their best to attack Christianity* It’s like straight out of a movie. High school football coach Joe Kennedy, inspired by the Christian faith-based film “Facing the Giants,” walks to the 50-yard line after games to thank God for the players he has the opportunity to coach. As of Wednesday, Kennedy has been suspended and is no longer able to participate in football program activities b... more »

Celebrating All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: All-Saints-Fra Angelico compressed] On November 1, many Christians celebrate All Saint's Day, also known as All Hallows, Day of the Saints (which is where we get the name hallowe'en -- i.e., All Hallows Eve). It's a day when many Christians give thanks for... more »

Street Killing Spree in Colorado Springs Claims Four Lives

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police investigate the scene after a shooting Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Multiple are dead, including a suspected gunman, following a shooting spree according to authorities. Lt. Catherine Buckley said the crime scene covers several major downtown streets.] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A man marching down the street shot and killed three people on Saturday, before being fatally shot in a gunbattle with police, authorities and witnesses said. Officers were responding to a report of shots being... more »

Five Reasons Why Some Christians End Up as Leftists

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: CheJesus] A few weeks ago I laid out five reasons why many Christians today turn up their nose at their natural allies on the Right in culture and politics, and retreat from their civic duty to engage the culture and fight... more »

A New Identity Will Not Make You Happy

Zac Alstin at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bruce Jenner] Earlier this month a North Carolina woman made the news by revealing she had intentionally put drain cleaner in her eyes to fulfill her lifelong dream of being blind: "I really feel this is the way I was supposed to... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Thou shalt bow the knee to Holy Mother Global Warming at all times* *The article excerpted below was headed "Climate change hurting N.E. cod population, study says". But that's just a token bow -- an assertion for which there is no evidence. Cod populations do fluctuate. There's been a big bounceback in the North Sea (near England) cod population recently and the article below mentioned that they almost vanished from Grand Banks off Newfoundland in the early 1990s. So there is every reason to think that the current situation is part of a natural cycle.It does appear tha... more »

The Healing Properties of Clove Essential Oil by John P. Thomas

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
The Healing Properties of Clove Essential Oil by John P. Thomas Health Impact News, 1 November 2015 “The ancient texts all seem to agree on the many therapeutic properties of clove – it is a stimulant and has stomachic, expectorant, sedative, carminative, antispasmodic and digestive qualities. It helps flatulence, stimulates digestion and restores appetite, so is good for convalescence. It is a general tonic for both physical and intellectual weakness; and for those suffering from frigidity. It's principal therapeutic value, though, is antiseptic because of the high prop... more »

Election Revisited

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
The election has now taken place and for many of us the results may override any concerns that we had with the process however make no mistake this election process was far from flawless. If we are to believe the folks who reported problems at *Pollwatch*there were polls that failed to open on time or ran out of ballots, poll staff who did not understand or follow the rules regarding identification, numerous errors on voter identification cards regarding poll locations (only some of which EC caught before the election), failure to update voter lists for those who took the time to pr... more »

Beautiful Churches: Thorncrown Chapel

The Editors at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 1Thorncrown-Chapel2] "The groves were God's first temples," the poet says, and Thorncrown Chapel is a church uniquely set to display the fact. Thorncrown is a glass chapel set in the Ozarks, where its builders wanted anyone sitting inside "to have the... more »

Royals Rally on Murphy’s Error, Beat Mets, Lead Series 3-1

HOWIE RUMBERG at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: World Series1] NEW YORK (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to win this October. And now with one more victory in November, they will be World Series champions. Second baseman Daniel Murphy’s error on Eric Hosmer’s grounder in... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( November 1 , 2015 ) - Turkey Decides Today - In The snap Election , Will AKP win An Absolute Majority ? Exit Polls and Results Once Available ...... Refugee Crisis Updates ...... China In focus - Economic / International Politics / Geopolitical Items Of Note ! ...... Spanish Election shocker - Might Ciudadanos Win After All ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Turkey....... Election Results under this header as they develop..... *DAILY SABAH* ‏@DailySabah 40s 41 seconds ago CHP sees no likelihood of coalition gov't based on partial election results: senior official http://sabahdai.ly/yGtgLL [image: Embedded image permalink] *Ozer Khalid* ‏@OzerKhalid 4m 4 minutes ago As #Turkeyvotes Mr #Erdogan back to power expect rapprochement betw #Turkey #Iran #Qatar & #Russia with new geostrategic sphere of influence *CNN Türk ENG* ‏@CNNTURK_ENG 18m 18 minutes ago #ISTANBUL 1910h 90% of votes counted, AKP 49.5% CHP 2... more »

Harper International?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://www.intelligencer.ca A petition spearheaded by Curtis Mullen to rename Calgary's Airport after Stephen J. Harper has run into serious headwinds. Allan Freeman writes: At last count, 6,875 Canadians had signed Mullen’s petition — while more than 28,000 signed a rival petition calling the idea a “disgrace” and another 5,000 joined a petition calling for Calgary’s main landfill site to be named for the soon-to-be former prime minister. (Another 15,000 have signed a separate pro-Harper Airport petition sponsored by conservative com... more »

Sunday links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Out walking with the DSLR for the first time in a while. The electronics don't work. Need a new Canon body. And a new human body, come to think of it.* Slow one today... felled by sickness, not out riding my bike. Home working and reading. Enjoy a few links. _______________ *Daily Links*: - Eric Chu unveils new campaign slogan: One Taiwan, Taiwan is power! - *IRRITANT POLICY*: Under the Ma Administration the government has exploited the island issues as irritants to prevent smooth relations with the local allies Taiwan needs. Once again they are at it: ROC will not ... more »

Seeds Of Corruption: “Unneeded, Unwanted and Unsafe,” The Case Of Genetically Modified Mustard In India

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 18 hours ago
AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT WRITERS In India, genetically modified (GM) mustard is edging closer to becoming the first officially approved GM food crop to be placed on the commercial market. This is despite a series of official reports that recommend against introducing GMOs to India. The Technical Expert Committee (TEC) Final Report is the fourth official report exposing the lack of integrity, independence and scientific expertise in assessing GMO risk. The four reports are: The ‘Jairam Ramesh Re... more »

Booker On Paris

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11968064/Why-the-Paris-climate-treaty-will-be-the-flop-of-the-year.html Today Booker leads on the upcoming Paris conference: At the end of this month 40,000 politicians, officials, green activists, lobbyists and journalists from 195 nations will converge outside Paris – at Europe’s largest airport reserved only for private jets – for a conference that they hope will […]

Faithful Catholic NY Times Columnist Answers Theologians Who Tried to Get Him Fired

The New York Times/Ross Douthat at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Inquisition] MY dear professors! I read with interest your widely-publicized letter to my editors this week, in which you objected to my recent coverage of Roman Catholic controversies, complained that I was making unfounded accusations of heresy (both "subtly" and "openly"!),... Continue reading *“Faithful Catholic NY Times Columnist Answers Theologians Who Tried to Get Him Fired”* at *nytimes.com*.

Evangelizing Formosa, 1938

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*A shot of a lacewing larva, which conceals itself by affixing debris to its body.* From the Japan Christian Yearbook for 1938. Interesting for many reasons, from the remark that Hakka is a dialect of Cantonese to the problems missionaries faced in communicating, to the veiled allusions to political issues -- their congregations and meetings were watched by security police, they were forbidden to engage in street preaching, and in certain kinds of gatherings. Many of these missionaries came over from Japan and spoke Japanese and later, learned Hoklo/Taiwanese. *++++++++++++* *C... more »

Highly informative

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Attack of the 5'6" Dutch Woman On a cheerier note about *PM, *I did learn yesterday that the Dutch are the tallest people in the world. (You learn something new every day.) The average Dutchman is now 6 ft tall, the average woman 5'6". The expert in John Laurenson's report put in down to genetics, hygiene, food and the environment - and Holland's high milk consumption. The recent slowing down of Dutch growth rates might coincide with a fall in milk consumption. (One for *More or Less*?) The 7'4" guy in the report described the ups and downs of being so tall. One of his anecdotes... more »

Engaging the public

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Talking about the BBC's reporting of Shaker's return to our green and pleasant land, here are a couple of BBC reporters responding to criticism of their reporting of the story on Radio 4's *PM*. First, home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani: And then veteran reporter Hugh Sykes:

Free Planet vs War World - heavy paperbacks arrive - 2008 to 2015 update

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
in 2008, Silverthought Press of New York published my (45,000 words each) genreclectic novels *Planet of the Owls* and *Bukkakeworld* under the name *Mike Philbin*. *FREE PLANET (690 pages)Patent. Profit. Power.The Custodian Liberation is battling the forces of G3 or Global Gambling Game to secure your rights to your world. WAR WORLD (620 pages)Deception. Danger. Dreams.G3 or Global Gambling Game are ruthless in their pursuit of profit but what secrets lie behind their power of control? * Not necessarily a Samhain-inspired relevance but fitting, I guess, having reverted t... more »

Recovering From My Gardasil Nightmare by Lisa Pipella

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
LisaRecovering from my Gardasil Nightmare by Lisa Pipella Spokane, WA When I originally wrote my Gardasil story as a cautionary tale for others, I thought the worst was over. I had battled for almost six years and was left with only periodic numbness/tingling in my hands to deal with at that point. I believed the worst was over and I could begin to get on with my life. That was in October of 2013. In 2014, the roller coaster ride began again. My hands became worse; the tingling and numbness traveled to my legs. I would have moments of paralysis forcing me to rely on crutches to ge... more »

Let's change the subject

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Those startling UK population projections were also the starting point for Anita Anand's *Any Answers* this week, and I think Anita was trying to do exactly what the BBC online team behind that BBC News website report were trying to do - to spin the ONS stats away from immigration and onto the ageing population issue: The thing is you said that it's about population growth but when you break down the figures for the UK you've got about half - maybe 51% edging - coming net migration *but* half of that growth is coming from the fact that people are living longer. They're not dying a... more »

Military Photo of the Day: November 1, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: First Hydrogen Bomb Mike - 900] “November 1, 1952 - The United States detonates the world's first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific. The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union.”... more »

Spinning the population figures

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
The ONS predictions that the UK population will top 70 million within 12 years and go over 74 million within 25 years were reported differently by the BBC and Sky websites. The BBC's main article on the story, *UK population 'to top 70 million in 12 years'*, begins by listing the various projections. In its fifth paragraph it moves on to the first explanation for such rises - an ageing population: The statistics predict an ageing population, with some 29.5% of people aged over 60 by 2039 - up from 23.2% this year. By then, more than one in 12 UK people are expected to be aged 80 o... more »

The Booming Business Of Surveillance Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Battle Heats Up Over Exports of Surveillance Technology* WASHINGTON — Ayman Ammar and Rashid Albuni claimed to be computer technology distributors, operating through multiple corporations in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The United States government, though, charged them with smuggling — of illegally shipping American equipment to the Syrian government that can help it monitor Internet traffic and spy on dissidents. The Syrian case, in which the two men were fined last month for violating American economic sanctions against Syria, is one of the few the Obam... more »

The Next U.S. President Is Going To Be Facing Three Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
President Barack Obama meets with his national security advisers in the White House Situation Room on Saturday to discuss strategy in Syria. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is fourth from right. Pete Souza/White House *Greg Jaffe, Washington Post:* *After vowing to end two wars, Obama may leave three behind* President Obama’s decision to expand the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Syria is a reflection of the conflicting pressures on a commander in chief who doubts that military force alone can end the conflicts in those countries, but who also feels compelled to act in the face of a hum... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “For All Seasons” (HD)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Yanni, “For All Seasons” (HD) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDLKA-3Qh6iFw&v=SF06466MdIc

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “The Storm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Yanni, “The Storm”, with Samvel Yervinyan, Victor Espinola, and Sayaka Katsui - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKA-3Qh6iFw *Part of an excellent playlist! Play on!*

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. *Click image for larger size.* The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in sci... more »

Chet Raymo, "Humility In The Face of Complexity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Humility In The Face of Complexity"* by Chet Raymo "In the September, 2009 issue of "Harper's Magazine," contributing editor Mark Slouka has an essay titled "Dehumanized: When Math and Science Rule the School." The title and subtitle say it all. Education in America today is all about preparing Americans to compete in the global marketplace, says Slouka, all about inflating the nation's GNP. Math and science are key to making our kids competitive. He quotes everyone from Bill Gates to Thomas Friedman on the need for job related skills. What is taught in the schools at any given t... more »

THe Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Mandelieu, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France Thanks for stopping by!

"Anyone..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation." - Edward R. Murrow

Europe's Migration Crisis Is About To Get Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Migrants waited to be escorted to the registration camp outside Dobova on Oct. 24. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times *New York Times*: *A Mass Migration Crisis, and It May Yet Get Worse* SID, Serbia — They arrived in an unceasing stream, 10,000 a day at the height, as many as a million migrants heading for Europe this year, pushing infants in strollers and elderly parents in wheelchairs, carrying children on their shoulders and life savings in their socks. They came in search of a new life, but in many ways they were the heralds of a new age. There are more displaced p... more »

Neocon House Speaker Paul Ryan ( Kickbacks, Conflicts and Darkness: Welcome to Your “Modern” Stock Market)

Neocon House Speaker Paul Ryan October 31st, 2015 by Stephen Lendman Ryan awakened Thursday morning one step away from succeeding John Boehner as House speaker - ousted by a palace coup. He wasn’t conservative enough for hardline Republicans. As expected, House members elected Ryan as his successor, receiving 236 votes, a comfortable margin of victory - winning in the

Fred Reed, “China Sea Blues: A Thing Not to Do”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“China Sea Blues: A Thing Not to Do”* by Fred Reed "It appears that Washington, ever a seething cauldron of bright ideas, is looking for a shooting war with China, or perhaps trying to make the Chinese kowtow and back down, the pretext being some rocks in the Pacific in which the United States cannot possibly have a vital national interest. Or, really, any interest. And if the Chinese do not back down? *The Vincennes.* Years back I went aboard the USS Vincennes, CG-49, a Tico class Aegis boat, then the leading edge of naval technology. It was a magnificent ship, fast, powered by a... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
The General population doesn't know what's happening... and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know." - Noam Chomsky

"Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, New Harvard Study Shows"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, * *New Harvard Study Shows"* by Casey Coates Danson In a landmark public health finding, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making. These impacts have been observed at CO2 levels that most Americans — and their children — are routinely exposed to today inside classrooms, offices, homes, planes, and cars. Carbon dioxide levels are inevitably higher indoors than the baseline set by the outdoor air used for ventilatio... more »

Satire: “Billionaire Acquires Rubio Pending Physical”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Billionaire Acquires Rubio Pending Physical”* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— “In the biggest free-agency acquisition of the 2016 Presidential contest, the billionaire investor Paul Singer has acquired Florida senator Marco Rubio for a rumored eight-figure sum, pending a physical. Just hours after the deal was inked, Rubio was flown by private jet to Singer’s training facility in East Hampton, where the senator will submit to a series of gruelling drills before the deal is finalized. “We are making a four-year deal with Marco, with an option for another four,” an... more »

The Militarization Of The Arctic Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis on the surface of the Arctic Ocean after breaking through the ice (AFP Photo/Mc1 Tiffini M. Jones) *AFP*: *Arctic attracting new military scrutiny* Fairbanks (United States) (AFP) - In 2013, US President Barack Obama said the Arctic was "peaceful, stable, and free of conflict" as he laid out a national strategy for the region. But just two years later, the rapid retreat of ocean ice cover, a newly emboldened Russia and the covetous gaze of nations keen to exploit new shipping lanes and vast mineral wealth are putting the Arctic's longs... more »

Predictions This Year + Gulf Stream Science Update

rss2009 at Global Cooling & New Ice Age UK - 1 day ago
*To date this year Exacta Weather have forecast the following long-range forecasts with a very high success ratio to our subscribers from several months ahead:* 1. The cold and wet summer for the UK & Ireland + media articles from several months ahead with accurate descriptions from Exacta Weather http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/this-is-going-to-be-our-worst-summer-in-years-warns-forecaster-31250488.html http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/568294/Summer-storm-weather-warning-super-typhoon-Maysak-violent-ripple-effect *The Met Office also admitted it had failed to pr... more »

First Snow Arrives On Cue + More To Come, But Not Yet! & Hurricane Patricia Success

rss2009 at Global Cooling & New Ice Age UK - 1 day ago
*First Snow Arrives On Cue + More To Come, But Not Yet! & Hurricane Patricia Success* *Recent images/media links of the first snow of the autumn - as highlighted in our several month ahead subscribers report:* http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34626210 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/732624/first-snow-year-falls-north-scotland/ The week ahead will bring a rather changeable theme with periods of rain developing for many, and more frequently in parts to the west of the country. However, it won't be as cool as recently as winds veer in from a more southerly dire... more »

Not Debatable?  (Scariest Stock Market Ever?)  Ryan Rules, Riots & Reduces Social Security/Medicare/Disability  (Not Holding GWB Accountable)  Afghanistan Smoke Burns USA USA USA  (The Demobilization of the US People and the Spectacle of Election 2016) Happy Halloween!

Lots of scary stuff going on now. And you just thought it was the Halloween madness. Obama Keeps Pentagon Spigot Open A Military-Backed Comedian Will Be Guatemala’s Next President & Activists Aren’t Laughing Reminder: The Bubonic Plague Is Alive and Well Reliable Rebel Jeremy Corbyn and the Revival of the Radical Left The disciples of New Labour lost spectacularly to Jeremy Corbyn, an

"Don't Worry..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Don't worry; you'll understand eventually. Well, actually, no you won't, but in time you'll learn to fake it better." - Lester the Dragon Lizard, on life in general.

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2015"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) October 31, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Thirty-two (32) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Another Nine (9) cities are clustered between 999 and 900 CPM, ready to Break Out at any time. Stay Alert and take all appropriate precautions. *All Radiation Counts reported are partial... more »

This Missile is Becoming The Weapon Of Choice For China's Navy When It Confronts The U.S. Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *China's Supersonic Ship Killer Is Making U.S. Navy's Job Harder* * YJ-18 can accelerate to three times speed of sound near target * Missile will be harder to detect and hit with on-board guns Increased interactions between the the Chinese and U.S. navy in the contested South China Sea risk becoming more complicated by the increasingly sophisticated missiles being carried by submarines. A new report to the U.S. Congress assessing a Chinese submarine-launched missile known as the YJ-18 highlights the danger, noting the missile accelerates to supersonic speed just befor...more »

Yes, Rubio's A Two-Bit Grifter But I Hope He Doesn't Resign

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The *Orlando Sentinel* is a pretty conservative newspaper. They endorsed Rubio when he ran for the Senate and they endorsed Romney when he tried preventing Obama from being reelected in 2012. And last year they backed right-wing GOP incumbents John Mica, Bill Posey and Daniel "Taliban Dan" Webster, as well as a right-wing Tea Party challenger to Alan Grayson, Carol Platt (who Grayson went on to beat 54-43%). But, as you know by now, the *Sentinel* called on Rubio to either start doing his job in the Senate or to resign. Rubio has missed more votes than any other senator this year... more »

Status Of Northerntruthseeker

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Just to let everyone know.. My better half is finally on the road to recovery from her attack of "shingles"... It was a terrible experience for her that laid her up for the last 6 days.... I spent the majority of my spare time taking care of her needs, and therefore had to neglect doing any surfing online and writing articles at this blog.... As I have said many times, sometimes situations do occur that take precedence, and I have always emphasized to everyone that family does come first... Well, I am back...I will be doing my rant tomorrow and hopefully everything will get back to... more »

Syrian Militants Meet Russian Mi-24 Attack Helicopter (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From* Zero Hedge* .... *Caught On Tape: ISIS, Meet Russian Mi-24 Attack Helicopter* *WNU Editor: *These attack helicopters are quiet .... and they come in fast.

Our criminal government hits us from all angles. When you read this you will understand why the stock market continues to rise desite the fact that it is on the verge of collapse. Author: "The blatant, unfettered manipulation and intervention in the gold and silver market is sponsored by the Fed and the U.S. Treasury, executed by the big bullion banks and fully endorsed by the CFTC."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Blatant Gold/Silver Manipulation Reflects The Complete Corruption Of The U.S. System October 30, 2015 Financial Markets, Market Manipulation, Precious Metals, U.S. Economy, bullion banks, Comex, FOMC, gold manipulation, rate hike, silver The morning of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) announcement on Wednesday (Oct 28) gold was up $14 overnight, close to $1080 and the cartel’s dreaded 200 day moving average. The “premise” was that the market was expecting another rate hike deferral. My friend called me that morning and I told him to not... more »

Speeches at Bath Iron Works Protest Today

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Russia Prepares For Nuclear War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A schoolchild wearing a gas mask and a protective suit participates in a civil defence competition between local schools in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/EDUARD KORNIYENKO *Reuters*: *Russian calls for Cold War civil defence training to be revived* Russia's authorities should revive the old Cold War practise of training civilians on how to respond in the event of a large-scale nuclear attack, a senior government official said on Friday. Speaking after a meeting of Russia's Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Rogozin, the dep... more »

Caught! McCain Plotted Airline Attack 1 Day Before Russia Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Ukrainian Wikileaks website leaked a transcript showing that Senator John McCain had plotted the crash of a plane over Syria, and had planned on blaming it on the Russians – just one day before the Russian passenger plane crashed over the Sinai Peninsula. Below is a transcript of the plans that were allegedly made, along with information as to who each of the people in the transcript are: “M.”: Mikhail Saakashvili, ex-president of Georgia, Odessa region governor “K.”: David Kezerashvili – former head of financial police and minister of defense of Georgia. Wanted for embezzling ... more »

Russia Warns Of Donald Trump Assassination Plot

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report indicates that Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be in “grave danger” after the CIA discovered that his personal travel itinerary was hacked from his laptop by ISIS. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, and as we had previously reported on in our 26 October report Terror Attack On French Bus That Killed 43 Linked To Islamic State, found in the possession of the 5 Saudi Arabian nationals detained by Lebanon’s intelligence services this past Monday after their private jet was forced to land by Federation Aerosp... more »

Israeli Officer: “We Will Gas You Until You Die”, To Palestinians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A video has emerged showing Israeli border police threatening Palestinians in Aida refugee camp, saying, “We will gas you until you die”. In the one minute video, recorded on Thursday by a resident of the West Bank camp, the Israeli border officer says the threat in Arabic over a loudspeaker, as an Israeli jeep rolls down the street. In the video the unidentified officer can be heard saying, “People of Aida refugee camp, we are the occupation forces. You throw stones, and we will hit you with gas until you all die. The children, the youth, the old people – you will all die. We won’... more »

NASA Unveils Evidence Of Ancient Alien Structure In Kazakhstan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA have released satellite pictures taken high in the skies of Kazakhstan, of what appears to be a mysterious “ancient alien” type of technology on the ground believed to be over 8,000 years old. The pictures reveal a colossal earthworks consisting of geometric figures of squares, crosses, lines and rings the size of football fields. Nytimes.com reports: The largest, near a Neolithic settlement, is a giant square of 101 raised mounds, its opposite corners connected by a diagonal cross, covering more terrain than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Another is a kind of three-limbed swast... more »

2,000 Year Old Computer Discovered In Shipwreck

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
It appears that the advent of computing began with the birth of Christ, over 2000 years ago, as a small bronze mechanism has been discovered under the sea off Crete. The Antikythera mechanism is thought to be the first ever programmable computer, and the old computer in existence. Yahoo News reports: Thanks to an intricate series of gears and dials, the mechanism could be used as a calendar, to track the phases of the moon, and to predict eclipses. It’s an object out of time: no other artefact as complex was built during the thousand years after the mechanism’s creation–that we kno... more »

Iran Ready To Counter US, Israel Military Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Iran have said that they intend to stand firm and boost their defence capability, if Israel or the US make any “malicious moves” against the country. Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Iran’s preparedness and its promise to counter threats is in line with its policy to support the anti-Israeli resistance movement. Presstv.com reports: He made the remarks in response to statements made by Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs Moshe Ya’alon and US Defense Minister Ashton Carter regarding a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers in mid-July and... more »

2,000 Vodafone Accounts Hacked

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hackers have breached personal details of almost 2,000 Vodafone customers on Saturday, the company announced. The telephone company, which has 20 million customers in the UK, announced that hackers accessed 1,827 customers’ names, mobile phone numbers, and bank account details. Dailysabah.com reports: The news comes a week after another British telecoms company, Talk Talk, faced a major hacking attack on its website in which nearly 21,000 bank account numbers and sort codes were accessed. Three people have been arrested in connection with that incident. A Vodafone spokesman said th... more »

Shadow of the Beast for the Commodore 64

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
It's the time of year YouTube video game channels jump on the Hallowe'en bandwagon, so there's no reason why this blog should be any different. As an all-round wuss when it comes to horror, there will be no latter day zombie games or their like here. Instead, I'm delving back to the past, to a time when scary games were ... not that scary, actually. One such game is *Shadow of the Beast*, a game that was a big deal when it first emerged in 1989 on Commodore's Amiga and spawned a mini-franchise. Released as the age of the home computer was coming to an end and the era of the games ... more »

Another Broken Promise From President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Trevor Timm, The Guardian*: *US special forces in Syria are Obama's latest broken foreign policy promise* Obama was elected on a promise to pull back US troops from the Middle East. Instead, the presidency has been marked by mission creep The Obama administration announced on Friday it will send US special forces into Syria, breaking its repeated vow that Barack Obama would not send ground troops into the war-torn country. This is the latest in a series of U-turns and broken promises that further cements our Forever War and sets a disturbing precedent for whoever becomes the nex...more »

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