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By Manifesto Joe The Islamo-fascists of ISIS, I have no doubt, are essentially a creation of Western, and particularly American, interference in the Middle East. I confess to being somewhat "neo-isolationist" to the extent that I regard anti-U.S. "blowback" as the major cause of our troubles in that region now. I am thoroughly sympathetic with President Obama's reluctance to put American "boots on the ground" in the Mideast, especially since most Americans (not me) got suckered into an expensive and needless war there back in 2003. But the terrorism that we've seen in the past seve...more »
Patrick Pelloux revealed on national radio on Saturday that the French military conducted a “multi-site” military exercise in Paris on the same day as the Paris attacks on November 13. He said that the Paris emergency services were so well prepared, because “as luck would have it“, they had been planning for a similar scenario. Transcript: “As luck would have it, in the morning at the Paris SAMU (EMT), a multi-site attack exercise had been planned.” “So we were prepared. What needs to be known is there was a mobilisation of police forces, firemen, EMTs, associations who came [to pa...more »
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has issued a bombshell statement about ISIS, claiming that the USA created the terror group and are thus ultimately responsible for the Paris attacks. Speaking at a GOP meeting on Saturday, Santorum said that President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are directly responsible for the creation of ISIS/ISIL. Presstv.com reports: He said that the terrorist group “is a creation of a political decision by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to abandon Iraq — against all of our generals’ recommendations, against all of the policy recom...more »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cryptically offered to “share intelligence” about the Paris attacks with France, in his first public statement since the terror attacks on Friday night. “Israel possesses intelligence; we aren’t a marginal player in this field, and the information we have we share with France and with other relevant countries, not just since yesterday,” he said. “This is an important part of cooperation against the terrorism of IS and the terrorism of radical Islam in general.” Timesofisrael.com reports: “I’ve instructed Israel’s security and intelligen...more »
From St. Louis: ST. LOUIS - Tammy Howard is still trying to make sense of what happened to her five-year-old son. On Tuesday, Howard went to her son's kindergarten classroom at KIPP Victory Academy in St. Louis, when she noticed cuts and bruises to her son's face and neck. When Howard questioned her son about what happened, he told her a school administrator grabbed his arm and took him to the coat closet. "He said he grabbed him by the face with both hands," Howard said. Howard immediately called St. Louis Police. The department's juvenile division has launched an investigation...more »
[image: Democratic Candidates Elimination - 900] Here are some of the highlights from Saturday night’s Democratic presidential debate, as seen on conservative Twitter. Early, Bernie Sanders tried to change the subject in record time. Did anyone have a stopwatch to see just how long it took...more »
*SOB* Here's a catchy little tune for a Saturday night. We need a break after the last 24 hours. I have never been prouder to be a member to the Truth Community. I believe we left the SOB's a bit flummoxed at our immediate and unanimous response to this latest False Flag in Paris. We're still waiting for our Howard Beale to come along and save us. One of these day's someone will cross the line over to our side. The bile in his or her throat will finally get to be too much to take. Until that day....like the song says...give me a drink! Actually I don't drink...but almost felt...more »
ISIS have issued a statement claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks, referring to Parisians as “crusaders” and referring to Paris as a city of “prostitution and vice”. They warn of more attacks in France if they continue their “crusader campaign”, in reference to France’s role in the air strikes against ISIS in both Syria and Iraq. Vox.com reports: The statement, below, is not surprising: ISIS often claims credit for terror attacks, whether it was responsible or not. And while there is strong reason to suspect ISIS responsibility for the Paris attacks that killed over 120, i...more »
“NGC 253 is not only one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, it is also one of the dustiest. Discovered in 1783 by Caroline Herschel in the constellation of Sculptor, NGC 253 lies only about ten million light-years distant. *Click image for larger size.* NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest group to our own Local Group of Galaxies. The dense dark dust accompanies a high star formation rate, giving NGC 253 the designation of starburst galaxy. Visible in the above photograph is the active central nucleus, also known to be a bright source o...more »
*Wall Street Journal:* *Assad, Opponents Weigh Impact of Deeper Western Involvement in Syria* *After Paris attacks, Syria’s president offers to help France fight ISIS, if it drops goal of ousting him.* Syria’s troubles have spilled into the streets of Paris. Following French President François Hollande’s move Saturday to assign blame to Islamic State for the previous day’s attacks in Paris, Syria’s president and his opponents weighed what deeper Western involvement might mean for a churning, multisided conflict that has already spawned scores of angry jihadists eager to hit Europ...more »
*Reuters:* *Syria talks produce election road map after Paris attacks* Russia, the United States and powers from Europe and the Middle East outlined a plan on Saturday for a political process in Syria leading to elections within two years, but differences remained on key issues such as President Bashar al-Assad's fate. A day after gunmen and suicide bombers went on a rampage through Paris, killing at least 127 people, foreign ministers and senior officials from more than a dozen countries agreed to work for a ceasefire in Syria's civil war, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry s...more »
Some people simply do not get it... Just after I posted my last article stating in the easiest way possible that this "Paris Attack" was indeed a false flag attack and the real agenda was to again get the invasion of Syria going, I came under attack from some trolls who attempted to flood my comment section with complete and utter bullcrap.... I of course have deleted all of their comments and have refused to post them... Obviously I hit a nerve and am very close to the real truth otherwise there would have been no need to put me in their bulls eye! Now I want to present a fabulous ...more »
By Denis G. Rancourt The US and its allies murdered one million civilians in Iraq, using indefinite sanctions and war, destroyed all public infrastructure, and gutted all institutions. Do you think that would cause some people to be pissed off and desperate? These “leaders of the free world” went on to inflict the same such “humanitarian” medicine on Afghanistan, Libya, and now Syria (
Jeff Price and Sharky Laguana: Crusaders for fair streaming royalties -by Denise Sullivan So why, of all people was a tech basher like me at the annual Music Tech Summit in San Francisco Tuesday? Well, thanks to a friend they let me inside to observe the local industry in its natural, dealmaking environment. Watching as people with more money than God pressed flesh with old wave music insiders and new music whiz kids was only slightly unsettling as I witnessed people glad-handing as if vying for some kind of winner take all prize like at a modern-day Hustler's convention. But never...more »
By Peter Clark, Co-Director, International Leonard Peltiercontact@whoisleonardpeltier.info; Web: www.whoisleonardpeltier.info FBI interferes with exhibit of work by the renowned Native American artist Leonard Peltier An art exhibit commemorating National Native American Month at the state Department of Labor and Industries building, Tumbwater, Washington, is being dismantled in response
I'm going to save comments on the Paris killings for tomorrow. It's a difficult topic; and there are people who are going to intensely dislike what I have to say about it. _____________________________________________________________ The front page has a story about a businessman who is angry because his taxes have been increased. Wow! What a flash! Ever heard of a businessman who was pleased because his taxes WERE increased? This isn't a front page news story. It's not a news story of any sort. At best, it's aletter to the editor. And there's nothing else in Section A news. The edit...more »
Controversial Polish politician and the newly appointed defence minister, believes Russia assassinated the Polish president in the 2010 air disaster. Antoni Macierewicz also believes that the current president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, was a Stasi agent (East German secret police). Macierewicz is about to stir up trouble with the Russians before he has even started. The Scotsman reports: Antoni Macierewicz will take up the post following his appointment by the leaders of Law and Justice, the victorious party in last month’s Polish general election. The decision to elevat...more »
------------------------------ *The Punishment Society — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ *November 23, 2015* | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter The Punishment Society Paul Craig Roberts Once upon a time, a dental or medical exam was an opportunity to read a book. No more. The TV blares. It was talking heads discussing whether a football player had been sufficiently punished. The offense was unclear. The question was whether the lashes were sufficient. It brought to mind that ...more »
Police Abuse in Black & White V: Not Counting Mexicans & Indians BROWN PEOPLE MAKING NOISE: Dehumanization, denigration and wanton killings. A censored story examining why media projects the world in black and white and why it is harmful, particularly when examining issues of violence. Please read story, share, post and also see this updated version of this 15-minute video that accentuates this point. THE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G2ZAwKOCKA&feature=youtu.be THE STORY http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/…/roberto-rodriguez-uncensore…
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html It won’t have gone unnoticed for British readers that it has been an unusually mild start to the month. I’m surprised the usual suspects have not blamed it on global warming or melting Arctic ice (though I may have missed it of course!) The reality is rather more mundane, […]
[image: We deliver neon sign] ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated by a customer. The customer called Little Italy Restaurante in Anchorage to loudly complain after the delivery...more »
[image: François Hollande] PARIS (AP) -- World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments: WHITE HOUSE: The White House says it has no information to contradict the French government’s assessment that the...more »
[image: CBS News] DES MOINES -- In the hours after the deadly attacks in Paris, CBS News significantly reworked its plans for the Democratic presidential debate it is hosting here on Saturday night to focus more on issues of terrorism, national security and... Continue reading *“CBS Rethinks Tonight’s Democratic Debate to Reflect Paris Attacks”* at *nytimes.com*.
[image: soldier in silhouette] When it comes to describing our military engagements across the world, Orwellian seems to be the language of choice for the US government. They consistently use the alchemy of bureaucratic language to transform words with clear meaning into jargon. This... Continue reading *“‘Boots on the Ground’ and Other Military Jargon are Designed to Confuse”* at *theguardian.com*.
A new report by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Saturday says that the Friday 13th Paris attacks can be likened to a “ritual massacre” orchestrated by a secretive cabal of Freemasons who wish to initiate World War 3. The report claims that members of the CIA, DGSE (French intelligence), MI6, Israeli intelligence, and even the Vatican were part of an orchestrated plan to commit the (false flag) Paris “terrorist” attacks in order to further a much bigger agenda. The plot was discovered by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) in Russia on 27th October following a secretive meeti...more »
Days after the collapse of two Brazilian dams at an iron ore mine, authorities are still uncertain of the cause. Nine people are now confirmed dead, and a further 19 remain accounted for as it is assumed they were swept away in the torrent. A huge mud flow and flood followed the rupture of the dams on 5 November. Residue from the iron ore mine flooded downstream for a 100 kilometers, creating a river of toxic red mud that engulfed a nearby town. The slow-moving tide of toxic iron-ore residue is now oozing downriver, polluting the water supply of hundreds of thousands of residents as...more »
A Boston marathon bombing ‘victim’ has plead guilty to perpetuating a hoax to members of the public where she falsely claimed to have suffered injuries from the tragedy. Judge Peter Krupp sentenced Joanna Leigh to a three-month probation term and ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation. Joanna Leigh scammed $40,000 in cash and benefits from public agencies and private donations after pretending to have suffered injuries during the Boston bombings. Masslive.com reports: “This defendant exploited the compassion of people and agencies who wanted to help those in need,” Suffo...more »
A whistleblower doctor has recently spoken out against the dangers of popular ADHD Big Pharma drug Adderall, saying it is “basically the same as crystal meth“. Dr. Carl Hart, an associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University, spoke with Chris Hayes on MSNBC , and pointed out that Adderall is prescribed to a staggering number of children in the U.S., including 10,000 toddlers , and that the drug is the leading cause of violence in American youth. Trueactivist.com reports: Hart went on to discuss crystal meth and made a statement that would surprise many of t...more »
ISIS released a 5-minute video one day before the Paris attacks, threatening to attack Russia “very soon”. In the video, a chant is heard in Russian over visual compilations of old ISIS footage intercut with footage of Russian cities and buildings. The video, titled “Soon Very Soon the Blood Will Spill like an Ocean”, was posted to social media two weeks after a Russian commercial jet crashed into the Sinai in Egypt which ISIS claimed responsibility for. The following words are spoken in the clip [scroll down for video]: Soon, very soon The blood will spill like an ocean The kafir t...more »
[image: 49ers fan] Halfway through the NFL season, more than two-thirds of teams have losing records. For fans, not winning is bad enough. But it's goes beyond the psychic cost -- it's the price they pay for such futility. Especially fans of the... Continue reading *“The Staggering Cost of a Night Out With the NFL”* at *ozy.com*.
A court in Spain has found Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu guilty of crimes against humanity for his role in the 2010 raid in Gaza-bound aid ship, Mavi Marmara. They have issued a warrant for his immediate arrest. The raid, in which nine activists were killed and dozens injured, occurred when Israeli commandos were given authorisation to board the the ship when it attempted to breach the blockade of the Palestinian territory. Yenisafak.com reports: The Madrid-based Supreme Court has ordered arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ex-foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman,...more »
ISIS militants have gone onto Twitter to say that they intend to attack Britain next, following the Paris attacks, as well as other countries. Pravdareport.com reports: According to their messages via Twitter, militants will attack Rome and Washington as well. Earlier, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that his country may become another target for terrorists. The authorities of the United Kingdom are tightening security measures to prevent possible terrorist attacks. On November 12, members of Islamic State terrorist organization, the activities of which are banned in Russ...more »
The U.S. have confirmed that an airstrike on Friday night has killed ISIS chief Abu Nabil (also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al-Zubaydi). The Pentagon have said that the air strike was performed over Libya with an F-15 fighter jet, and described Nabil as a “longtime al Qaeda operative and the senior ISIL leader in Libya”. Washingtontimes.com reports: “This operation was authorized and initiated prior to the terrorist attack in Paris,” Mr. Cook said in the statement that confirmed Nabil had been killed in the strike, the Guardian reported. “Nabil’s death will degrade ISIL’s ability ...more »
The White House correspondent for French TV network Canal+, Laura Haim,confirmed that CIA director, John O. Brennan, recently met with his French intelligence counterpart, Bernard Bajolet, shortly before the Paris attacks. Bernard Bajolet is the Director of générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), the French equivalent of MI6 and the CIA. GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security 29 Oct 2015 Panel on “The Shared 21st Century International Mission” Brennan, former UK MI6 Chief John Sawers, Director of the French Directorate for External Security Bernard Bajolet, and former Israeli...more »
A huge blaze broke out at the Calais migrant camp called the ‘jungle’ just hours after the Paris terrorist attacks. The Mayor Of Calais confirmed that the refugee camp had been set on fire LATEST: Deputy Mayor of #Calais confirms ‘Jungle’ refugee camp has indeed been set on fire https://t.co/Z8TWDHNmFt #Paris @SeanThomasRT — RT (@RT_com) November 14, 2015 Pictures and videos of the fire at the northern French port were shared on social media at around 11pm. The fire started following the attacks in Paris, which were described as an “act of war” by French President Francois Hollande,...more »
Here's a telling moment in the BBC's live blog of the unfolding events in Paris, as spotted by a commenter at *Biased BBC*: The interesting phrase there is "typically hardline". That's the only instance I can find in the entire live blog where the BBC reporters responsible (Yaroslav Lukov and Thom Poole) engage in a spot of out-and-out editorialising. Marine le Pen's "typically hardline" positions were: 1. "For the sixth time in 2015, Islamist terrorism has hurt our country. France is crying for its dead and I am crying with it," 2. "It is essential France retakes contro...more »
*"It"* by Chet Raymo "A Howard Nemerov poem might be twelve pages long or twelve words long. He was equally adept at the epic and the aphorism. He could be serious or fun. Sometimes both at the same time. Consider the following poem, called "A Life," which I quote in its entirety. (How does "fair use" apply to something so short?) "Innocence? In a sense. In no sense! Was that *it?* Was *that* it? *Was* that it? That was it." Now I hear my spouse's voice whispering in my ear: *What's all this musing about death lately? Why all this late-life pessimism? ...more »
*"Follow Your Destiny"* "Follow your destiny, Water your plants, Love your roses. The rest is shadow Of unknown trees. Reality is always More or less Than what we want. Only we are always Equal to ourselves. It’s good to live alone, And noble and great Always to live simply. Leave pain on the altar As an offering to the gods. See life from a distance. Never question it. There’s nothing it can Tell you. The answer Lies beyond the Gods. But quietly imitate Olympus in your heart. The gods are gods Because they don’t think About what they are." - Fernando Pessoa
Honestly, I had wanted to take today off just to do some major work around the yard to prepare for winter, and for an assortment of other projects.. But lo and behold here we have the newest obvious "false flag" attack that just occurred in Paris, France yesterday.... I like others have not been fooled at all by the rhetoric that is pouring out from the Jew spew media and as usual when it comes to this latest attack, I smell a rat.... First, I do want to present here some findings that have come forward from a few others in what I call the 'real' truth movement.... Jody Paulson, who ...more »
[image: N for Nazarean] A report by a renowned journalist states that Christians are to be excluded from an impending official United States government declaration of ISIS genocide. If true, it would reflect a familiar pattern within the administration of a politically correct bias that... Continue reading *“State Department Poised to Rule ISIS Genocide Victims Do Not Include Christians”* at *nationalreview.com*.
No one was surprised when Marine Le Pen, the head of France's Front National, the country's neo-Nazi party, sought to exploit the terrorist attack on Paris Friday night to gain partisan advantage in next month's regional elections. "France and the French are no longer safe. It is my duty to tell you so," she said at a press conference hours after the attacks. Her racist, xenophobic party is anti Muslim, anti-EU, anti-humanity-- you know... right-wing. She campaigning on closing France's borders permanently and, although she *says* she merely wants to crush "Islamic extremism," no ...more »
Just as a reminder... This is what the updated BBC Editorial Guidelines say about reporting terrorism (including not calling terrorists 'terrorists'): *Terror* We must report acts of terror quickly, accurately, fully and responsibly. Our credibility is undermined by the careless use of words which carry emotional or value judgements. The word "terrorist" itself can be a barrier rather than an aid to understanding. We should try to avoid the term, without attribution. We should let other people characterise while we report the facts as we know them. We should not adopt other pe...more »
[image: Andover Newton seminary] On Thursday (Nov. 12), Andover Newton Theological School announced plans to relocate and sell its 20-acre campus in Newton, Mass. The move will be part of "a bold new direction" for the 208-year-old school as it struggles with big deficits.... Continue reading *“Oldest U.S. Seminary to Close Campus, Others Likely to Follow”* at *religionnews.com*.
* Since the Paris attacks yesterday, I've had a feeling of dread- * Anyone who is suggesting/claiming or implying this is not a NATO stay behind/Gladio type attack, with the NATO global tyranny/war machine as the biggest benefactor, getting their 'dream come true', is blowing smoke up your skirt*- Period.* Paris Attacks- Cui Bono? Think NATO's Secret Armies AKA Gladio!*Now is not the time to believe in 'blowback', unintended consequences and all other misleading nonsense- Much is at stake and cool heads have to prevail!* *From my previous post:* * Sinjar: Creating a Crucial Supply ...more »
*Phillip Schneider* - Should people be required to obtain a permit from government to collect rainwater? The post Government Criminalizing Rainwater Collection in All Out War on Self Sufficiency appeared first on Waking Times.
Talking about Douglas Murray, his latest *Spectator *article (a must-read) contains a telling passage regarding the BBC: Of course, some people are willing to give up a few of our rights. There seems, as Rose says in his book on the Danish cartoons affair, *The Tyranny of Silence*, some presumption that a diverse society requires greater limitations on speech, whereas of course the more diverse the society, the more diverse you are going to have to see your speech be. It is not just cartoons, but a whole system of inquiry which is being shut down in the West by way of hard intimida...more »
*"Your Radiation This Week, Nov 7 to Nov 14, 2015"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) November 14, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected some people this week around the United States. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with the Rad numbers in with my articles listed on the VT Author’s Page here. Thirty (30) cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Another ten (10) cities are clustered between 999 and 900 CPM. Stay Alert and take all a...more »
*“Morning Of War”* by Anne Sinclair "Thoughts are rumbling, confusing, clouding, personal, collective... Being sure that no child or friend was in the throes of the attack, and reassuring friends that are calling from everywhere, given how unified the planet is, given how information no longer has borders or delay. To wake up in a war-stricken Paris. My generation lived this, a child, the Algerian War when Michel Debré, Prime Minister, called on Parisians to get before the OAS parachutists "by foot, on horseback, by car" in 1961, when we called it the "generals' push." Overnight, ...more »
A couple of comments have appeared today on a much earlier thread here, doubtless prompted by Anita Anand's behaviour on today's extended *Any Answers*. As you may miss reading them, I thought I'd also post them here: *I can't stand the woman - her listening skills are appalling, she interrupts and imposes her own opinions constantly in a high-handed and disdainful manner. So much for freedom of speech! Often I'm frustrated that a sensible, thoughtful and intelligent caller is cut short by her without having been properly understood, and I often turn the programme off, even thou...more »
[image: Pope Francis looking meditative] The acts of terrorism which took place in Paris Friday night are the latest part in what Pope Francis has called a "piecemeal World War III," describing the attacks as "inhuman." "There is no justification for these things," the pontiff... Continue reading *“Pope Calls Paris Terrorist Attacks Part of ‘Piecemeal WWIII’”* at *catholicnewsagency.com*.
*"You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."* *Vincenzo Vinciguerra* *Neo-Fascist,* *Convicted Terrorist,* *Murderer,* *Agent of NATO Intelligence* On the only prior occasion in history which resulted in the Declaration of a State of Emergency, formally invoking Article 16 of the Constitution of the Fifth Republic in France, a junta of mutinous army officers in Algeria staged a Coup d'etats, called ...more »
P. Soloman Banda and Colleen SlevinatThe Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: girl looking at phone] CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Educators in a small Colorado town say they had no choice but alert police when they discovered that many high-schoolers were using a cellphone app to collect and hide hundreds of naked photos of themselves....more »
Reports claim that the CIA with the help of Turkey and Saudi Arabia have provided Syrian rebels with weapons capable of bringing down passenger jets flying over 30,000 feet. According to a report by the free French news website, Boulevard Voltaire, certain ‘select’ Syrian rebels have acquired anti-aircraft weapons capable of shooting down high-flying aircraft. All the latest Toyota trucks or anti-tank missiles where delivered to ISIS via a network of Syrian rebels, some vetted by the CIA as friendly and others not so much. Russia might be mightily pissed off if the above claims are ...more »
George Jahn and Matthew LeeatThe Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Destruction of Kobane - kurdish city in northern Syria. 31.3.2015, Kobane, Syria] VIENNA (AP) -- Invoking the need for joint action after the terrorist attacks on Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria and ending its role as a...more »
French police with protective shields walk in line near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann *Washington Times*: *Attack on U.S. just a matter of time, security experts say* It only a matter of time before a Paris-style coordinated terror attack comes to the streets of America, experts say, citing the fact the Islamic State is far more organized than even al Qaeda and is attracting hundreds of committed U.S. followers. The experts also point to scores of attacks stopped by the FBI, and local authoritie...more »
Finally, in this review of the BBC's coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris, here are a selection of questions. comments and exchanges from across the morning on *BBC Breakfast *and the BBC News Channel: 8.37 *Naga Munchetty* (to Sylvain Courage, *Nouvel Observateur*): *Sylvan, obviously as a journalist you've been observing the cooperation between various cultures and the integration of various cultures in France, and there have been lots of reports of anti-Muslim sentiment there and there will now be concerns about that increasing. Your thoughts on that?* 9.41 *Jacques Relan...more »
Mrs Philbin accompanied me on a wet & windy walk today from Longcot to Wayland Smithey, a Neolithic chambered long barrow; actually the site of TWO long barrows, one built on top of the other, as these ancient sites often are. We had a lovely picnic in the entrance to St Swithun's church in Compton Beauchamp, while the rain tipped down outside. Funny that I got a whiff of incense even before we got to the church, or knew it was sited there, like it was calling to us. More than anything this 'pilgrimage' had been something I'd promised a dear friend r.i.p. before she passed awa...more »
*Be careful the company you keep. * ISIS is not something to be "contained," as President Obama keeps saying, it is a disease that must be destroyed at its roots. And that begins with shutting down the Saudi-funded Wahhabi mosques in Paris, London, and all over Europe. These extremist mosques are not teaching a brotherly religion with universal love at its core but spoon-feeding a deadly poison to impressionable young minds. The next step would be finding a just resolution to the NATO-sponsored wars in Syria and Libya asap. Unfortunately, the U.S. government, the French government,...more »
Hezbollah has threatened a ‘long war’with ISIS as the Lebanese capital reels from it’s deadliest terror attack in years. At least 50 people died and 250 were wounded in a twin suicide attack on Thursday night in Lebanon’s capital Beirut. The attacks, claimed by ISIS, took place near the Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian camps, a predominantly Shia suburb in the south of the city, and were detonated during rush hour as the streets were filled with people traveling home. 37 dead and 181 injured until now in the #Burj_Al_Barajneh explosion pic.twitter.com/BfOxamWWLi — Lebanese Red Cross (@R...more »
Sticking with the cast list of guests who appeared on this morning's *BBC Breakfast/*BBC News Channel,,, It was striking how familiar many of them were. After the *Charlie Hebdo* killings, I noted that "Agnes Poirier is the first person the BBC turns to whenever anything major happens in France", and there she was at 7.18 this morning on *BBC Breakfast. * Agnes Poirier is one of the three regular French guests on *Dateline London. * The second is Nabila Ramdani, who appeared three times later in the morning. And the third in Marc Roche, who duly appeared at 11.52. The actual ...more »
Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh *Jane Harman, Reuters*: *Worst-case scenarios that are more likely than you think* The likelihood that a Russian charter airplane, Metrojet 9268, was felled by a bomb after leaving Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, highlights how many national security stories we may be missing — stories that pose at least as much of a threat to the United States as the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon. Consider: Al Qaeda is still fixated on ...more »
*while mourners heap flowers and light candles.* Where's the outrage? Why aren't they mad as hell? Why are they not storming the government buildings of France demanding that these "refugees" be gathered up and deported? Instead, they hum along to a song that was written by a sophomoric drug-addled commie wannabe dedicated to the new world order, and try to imagine a world where they will skip through the fields of clover hand-in-hand with members of the religion of peace. *Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the...more »
The President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Massud Barzani, has announced the “liberation” of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from ISIS following a major operation led by Kurdish forces and local Yazidis in northern Iraq. It is the latest setback for the so called Islamic State who had targeted the Yazidi minority of Sinjar in a barbaric campaign of rape, enslavement, torture and massacres. “I am here to announce the liberation of Sinjar,” Barzani said at a news conference. RTE Ireland reports: Speaking in Tunisia around the same time, US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was “absolut...more »
*FOX News: **No place like home: Western jihadists decry Islamic State’s lack of beauty salons, Starbucks, good food* Westerners who left their homelands for a new life in the Islamic State caliphate seem to have taken at least one tradition with them: airing their gripes on social media. Complaints about the life under ISIS tracked by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which analyzed social media sent from inside the so-called caliphate, focus on Western defectors' finding a severe lack of creature comforts. No Starbucks, rude help at beauty salons, lousy restaurants, slo...more »
While Nabila Ramdani was providing 'expert' analysis on this morning's *Today*, *BBC Breakfast *employed Paul Rogers, professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University, as its expert voice on the Paris terrorist attacks. Prof. Rogers made four separate appearances between 6.00 and 9.00. ("We'll be taking to you throughout the day", said one of the *Breakfast *presenters early on). Here's a flavour of his contributions this morning: *6.54* *This was a huge provocation, a retaliation and they actually want to increase the level of war. You see these people, ISIS, are trying to po...more »
Homeopathy may be added to a list of blacklisted treatments not supported by the NHS in the UK. In order to save money, Ministers are considering whether homeopathy should be put on the blacklist of treatments that GPs are banned from prescribing. The Guardian reports: The Department for Health announced the consultation on Friday, with George Freeman, the minister for life sciences, saying that in a time of rising demand the government had a duty to ensure NHS funds were spent only on the most effective treatments. “We are currently considering whether or not homeopathic products s...more »
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Mohammed Emwazi was blitzed by a missile fired from a drone controlled by U.S. air force pilots sitting in a control centre thousands of miles away. A U.S. official said the ISIS executioner was pinpointed in the centre of the terror group's capital Raqqa after 'persistent surveillance' *Daily Mail*: *How we finally got Jihadi John: GCHQ helped spot him in June, drones followed him for weeks... then 1,000mph missile slammed into his car* * Intelligence sources located Jihadi John six months ago and have been following him around the clock * A Reaper d...more »
I have recently read this book and it stirred observations. This is a book length presentation of the central narrative of the Mahabharata. It powerfully reminded me of the Iliad which is a comparable Bronze Age narrative and certain aspects stand out. I apply the phrase bronze Age here because the whole style applies to a scripture that was read aloud or recited from memory to a large assembly gathered to be entertained and educated as well. This assembly was largely illiterate and that hugely explains a lot of structure and approach. To put this in perspective, the text...more »
* Map: Indigenous Stone Structures in the Southeast* This is a replication of similar structures in Europe as well. all this shows a serious level of communication been sustained throughout centuries. between Europe and the Americas as we have argued extensively regard the European Bronze Age in particular. What i always found troubling with that conjecture was the lack of hard evidence on the ground in the eastern USA. It should be there and here it is. We already have plenty of indication of Celts in the Northeast however much it is ignored. Now we have obligatory stone ri...more »
The Donald is obviously quite prepared to debate any sacred cow out there and that includes the errors and omissions of fellow Republicans. All the story lines are readily available on the internet to be ignored by the co called serious media. The Donald merely has to pick his poison for the day and throw it up on the wall a few times to make the press do its actual homework, rather than ignoring it. At the same time, he really does not entirely own it either. After all he did not invent all this crap. This item is actually quite funny. Other than that everyone needs to rec...more »
.This structure though interesting appears to date far too late to be a part of the global pyramid culture which ended around 1159 BC , but continued on in Mesoamerica almost to the time of contact. Yet it demonstrates that such tombs were made again and again anywhere it was practical. Thus the drive to build huge structures likely was ego driven in the end as often suggested. It is as good as any explanation when it is clearly a tomb. The rest are typically temples and that is more of an organized ongoing effort. Otherwise we appear to be looking at a local initiative. ...more »
*[image: Credit: Flinton University]* This is a pleasant surprise. The problem with mercury is that it has been tossed into river systems simply because manufacturers had no solution. They were also well aware of the problem. It then reacts and ends up in the mud to find its way back into the food chain. What this means though is that industry can now tackle the problem at source and be done with it. It also looks to be an easy fix as well. The mining industry will also have situations in which mercury will simply show up in an odd block of ore. This may well work in the tai...more »
It is not exactly structural but provides an active living layer that would prove excellent for additional heat absorption during the summer. Add a little watering with waste water and it need never go brown. The main application must be vertical or tilted surface where thatre is no danger of a heavy plant establishing itself and eventually stripping a part of the mat away when it inevitably falls away from the wall. One presumes that this material bonds well with the underlying structural concrete as well preventing root separation from also stripping a wall. , . *Newly-Develo...more »
What no one can truly imagine is just how completely off the rails that the Chinese economy is. We are all tip toeing along wondering just how we will all slide by this massively debilitating disaster. The new management who took this over has understood that they must surely pump up consumer demand as much as possible. That is what i said, by the by in 2008. Instead the old crew inflated the whole housing chain with no plausible market to sell into. Now they are stuck with idle housing inventory which needs to be re purposed as quickly as possible. The global economy must...more »
And why not? They rejected paying out on the garbage produced by the so called bankers and allowed the local business to operate properly. For doing this, the State quite rightly owns it all and owes no one else. Thus setting up a well regulated industry and spinning part of the ownership to the real stake holders makes perfect sense. The whole process has completely restored confidence and folks will want to own these banks. Better still they should also make the state a majority stake holder as well and treat it as a integral part of the governmental credit system as in N...more »
I find it noteworthy that i never receive a search from China. That is solely because i use the Blogspot system which is owned by Google. I do not particularly care simply because my site pretty well demands fluency in English and that cuts traffic accordingly. Both Japan and Taiwan have a few readers at best but i see them. What this causes is that Chinese participation in the global conversation is cut of from possibly the top third as a matter of course. Hardly satisfactory but i also think real changes are in the wind as well. The mere fact that the one child progr...more »
[image: An usher stands guard reflected in a glass door at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 10, 2013. (Feng Li/Getty Images)] Seen from afar, all this is hilarious. Human nature rules.Yet these are useful snapshots and without question most are now been very careful and real corruption is falling. The problem though is to get anything done in China demanded getting approval from the local guys who called the shots. Their best decision is to always do nothing. This makes progress impossible in a command society. All that corruption actually greased t...more »
I am sure that nicely throws out the simple theory that they have been working from for galaxy formation. This is obviously were lots of hydrogen exists which makes sense now that i have a deeper understanding of particle creation. In fact it makes sense that stars should be formed here and then do something else to change out its angular momentum allowing it to migrate outward. It may not even be a dominant feature but at least a continuing one. At least it reopens the whole topic of galactic evolution. . *Astronomers discover new disk of young stars at heart of Milky Way * ...more »
This is surely proof of concept and will be followed by real commercial tools. Again it is a long way from a photonic operated tractor beam but now we have the system design worked out to be improved upon. All good. What i find amazing is that a device cooked up in science fiction as a plot device on a wing and a prayer is now going to emerge as viable at least in an atmosphere for medical applications. *Sonic tractor beam can manipulate objects in mid-air* *Oct 29, 2015 * *Defy gravity: the sonic tractor beam, levitating a polystyrene particle* * http://physicsworld.c...more »
I pieced this story together back in 2005 and published it all under the Pleistocene nonconformity on this blog in 2007 when i began maintaining it. Now we are getting better resolution. The comet impacted smack center into the ice cap in order to impart a momentum pulse sufficient to release the crust to travel to it present desirous position. This led to a great mass of ice effectively exploding forward in the direction of the impulse. Huge chunks of ice then carpeted all the lands in the indicated cone of activity.. The Carolinas provided the natural condit...more »
The immediate take how is that micro dosing allows your brain to pull it all together. It may have well gotten there anyway but this makes it easy. This is an important insight. I would love to test this approach in an exam environment where exam stress plays havoc with short term memory. The bottom line though is that we will soon be all exploring this protocol as a tool. Again, too much beer makes you a fool but one beer sipped slowly during the evening allows you to relax and work... *Silicon Valley's Best-Kept Productivity Secret: Psychedelic Drugs* *Tech entrepreneurs a...more »
This is not the only suspect and additional impacts are remarked upon. I am not overly comfortable with a crushed comet stream operating in effective resonance with Earth's orbit but i also do not wish to dismiss it either. My reason is simple enough. the critical event in 12900BP was clearly targeted. That means that unwanted impacts could be prevented. It is possible though that a first pass by the sun was used to crush the comet and that additional passes were used to clean up the mass of objects. This may have involved some impacts to test capability. I know i would ...more »
Yes, i think that this will work a lot better. I particularly like the retractable cover. No structure can stand against impossible weather but the fact is that the standard umbrella fails to stand up to much at all. Addressing that will at least allow use in weather you can work in. Stronger than that will drive you in anyway. Thus an improvement will hugely increase the utility of the umbrella. All good. *Cypress Umbrella Promises To Be '10 Times Stronger' Than Any Umbrella You've Owned* *We've all had this problem. It's raining and windy. * *You're cold, wet, and ju...more »
Slowly but surely we seem to be able to locate excellent specimens of the entire Pleistocene menagerie. All good news as we would really like to plausibly restore those animals as living populations. Of course we have enthusiasts claiming that we will soon have a mammoth to play with although i am not so sure. I really do think that we will need to fully reconstruct the DNA before we can actually do this but that is also a problem easily solved when you have ample DNA bits and pieces to start with. This speciman should work out fine as a DNA donor . *Exceptionally well-prese...more »
This is very good news. The drug is already approved and at most we need a quick sampling to measure effect on the elderly. If it works as advertised we have a wonderful tool to apply to our aging population quite able to restore mental ability for the duration of one's life. This will obviously have a positive effect on costs as well as the need for extended care will drop. I suspect doctors will quickly find excuses to prescribe this particular drug. Post nasal drip anyone? It is not dangerous and is been used commonly anyway. Like aspirin, once the benefit is under...more »
So far so good. Obviously it is the right business in which to do this or it could not be attempted. This is as obviously giving him the best of everything else. If that growth rate is sustainable, then we will see others doing the same. A lot of costs disappear when you have a highly motivated staff who has your back. After about three years it will be worthwhile to see what worked and what did not work. What it does do is put employers on notice everywhere that the price for talent is 70K. . * Update on the CEO who made $70,000 minimum wage for all his employees* *M...more »
The real track record is horrible and any part of that should have prevented this technology coming to market. As it is we have run a forty year long experiment with millions of guinea pigs. The reswults and the numbers are not pretty. The first take home is that we need better product soonest. Women are simply not going to stop wanting this procedure, thus abandonment is Almost impossible. At the same time, damage repair needs to be factored into the purchase price by law. If you are forced to prepay for all after care, you will be deterred somewhat. It is not going to sto...more »
The hard part in converting to a oproper diet is eatablishing new staples. I got a freind to switch on to cabbage soup. Easy to prepare and easy to eat anytime you are hungry. It has worked wonders for him. His present diet is now much better. He is full of energy, able to work out and all that. He also had over twenty stents and four pig valves emplaced and is now going strong. This is more of the same though the real secret is to establish easy mass produced bulk foods. That is why cabbage soup works so well. It is easy to eat several times a day if you are diabetic. ...more »
Welcome to capitalism 101. How the present direct exploitation of the insurance model can be sustained escapes me but while they are playing it that way we will have idiotic pricing schemes along with monopoly tactics in attempts to protect or create such a monopoly. All legislation put in place to support the industry was always done on the basis of protecting fairness and that was something legistlators could buy into. Now those same laws are been used to defraud the USA. Someone is going to get annoyed. This may be an exaggeration but do not think that a lawyer will not ...more »
[image: Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (Feng Li/Getty Images)] With China's Economy visibly consolidating,b there is also no better time to implement a completely fresh political dispensation. The simplest solution is to cause the Communist party to calve into to two separate partys of the liberal and conservative and plausibly into two additional extreme parties after two election cycles. That at least allows the whole political infrastructure to locate a comfortable home with minimal disruption. Even better it allows the whole edifice of the government to survive what will be diffic...more »
What we have observed is a two century long warming cycle culminating in a burst of heat in the north which was mostly a recovery event from the Little Ice Age. The awfully bad news though is that the sun then cooled off and we have been consuming that surplus. Now we are facing a surprise cool down that will cause the north to freeze up again. There are enough indications that this is on the way to become cautious although i do not know when this will assert itself. In the meantime the utterly unproven CO2 linkage continues to be pushed. Yet even there we are face the swift...more »
It is long past time that this question was asked. There is no creditable deterrence whatsoever except that payback is likely to be fatal. The most rabid megalomaniac is not going to start something when he will be unable to preserve his life. The other little thing holding up the direct use of the Bomb is that the type of target is typically of no use militarily. After all bombing out a city merely means you have committed genocide, eliminated a potential supply base of real value to yourself and left the enemy who is well distributed very much intact. A Bomb would not have e...more »
In the wake of the January jihadist massacres in Paris, French-Algerian journalist Nabila Ramdani was all over the BBC, to such an extent that many people (including us) commented on the fact. She became the BBC's go-to 'expert', despite espousing some startling opinions - especially her repeated criticisms of the murdered writers at *Charlie Hebdo *for offending Muslim sensibilities. It wasn't surprising, therefore, to switch on *Newsnight *last night and find her on their hastily-summoned panel of experts, or to wake up this morning and find that *Today* had invited her to act ...more »
Reuters *Daily Beast:* *U.S. Kills Leader of ISIS in Libya* A day after reportedly killing "Jihadi John" in Syria, the Pentagon announced it killed the top ISIS operative in Libya, Wisam al Zubaidi. The Pentagon announced Saturday a U.S. airstrike killed the leader of ISIS in Libya Abu Nabil, aka Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi. The announcement confirms The Daily Beast's original report that the U.S. targeted a senior member of the group on Friday, according to two senior U.S. administration officials. The strike, which was carried out by F-15 aircraft, marks the first time the U...more »
When the House passed, 343-86 a bill to repeal Glass-Steagall in the summer of 1999, only 69 Democrats, 16 Republicans and 1 Independent stood in opposition. The Independent, of course, was Bernie Sanders. Many Members who made that vote, which turned out to be so predictably catastrophic for the U.S. economy, are no longer in Congress. But many are. Tammy Baldwin (D-WA), like Bernie now in the Senate voted NO; so did now Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS). House Members at the time who are now senators who were too stupid-- or too stuffed on fi...more »
*Alex Pietrowski*- Monsanto must now consult with indigenous communities before they will be granted any permits for GMO soy farming. The post Indigenous Activists Win Major Court Rulings Against Monsanto in Mexico appeared first on Waking Times.
*November 14, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - As predicted and previously reported, terrorists who took part in an unprecedented attack in the center of Paris killing over a 100 and injuring hundreds more, were well-known to French security agencies before the attack took place. The UK Daily Mail reported in its article, "Hunt for the Isis killers: One terrorist identified as 'young Frenchman known to authorities' - another two found with Syrian and Egyptian passports," that: *One of the terrorists involved in last night's attacks in Paris has been officially identified as a Parisi...more »
Economist Paul Craig Roberts asks if the Paris attack was another false flag event. While it maybe hard for some to come to terms with the idea that this tragic event may have been exactly that, we need to question everything, the first question being, as always, who gains? Following the horrific attacks on Friday evening, there is all sorts of ‘information’ now emerging. The French president has blamed the Paris attack on ISIS, saying it was ‘an act of war’ Passports have been found including one that allegedly belonged to a Syrian refugee. The coming days will no doubt see effort...more »
If there's one thing you can say about John Humphrys on *Today *it's that he's completely consistent when it comes to asking questions about Western intervention in the Middle East. He asks such questions from the standpoint that we *shouldn't *intervene in the Middle East - and he's been asking such questions from *that *standpoint for years. Whether it concerns Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria or pretty much anywhere, the same questions keep on coming - invariably asked in the same serious tone of voice. I've always felt it to be the one area when John Humphrys consistently a...more »
*Analysis:* *What to Expect After the Nov. 13 Paris Attacks: Stratfor* *Timeline of the Attack* The attacks, which were clearly coordinated, took place in multiple locations and involved different methods. In the first wave, two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at locations near the Stade de France, where a soccer match between France and Germany was taking place. (French President Francois Hollande himself was at the stadium at the time of the attack. He was escorted from the scene and met with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve in a closed meeting shortly there...more »
[image: Democratic candidates] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democrats’ debate lineup is down to a tidy trio, now that two other presidential candidates have quit the race. That should make it easier to keep the debaters straight: the woman, the socialist and … who’s... Continue reading *“Debate Cast Guide: Live from Des Moines, It’s Saturday Night”* at *news.yahoo.com*.
[image: Bernie Sanders speaking] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has been on a hot streak since the first Democratic presidential debate last month. The main question heading into Saturday’s second encounter: Can her two challengers slow down her Big Mo’? Clinton...more »
Matthew Lee and George JahnatThe Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: destroyed houses in a bomb explosion] VIENNA (AP) -- Syria as a breeding ground for terrorism moved Saturday to the foreground of a meeting of foreign ministers on the war in that country, with participants linking the shooting and bombing attacks in Paris to Mideast turmoil...more »
An update on a story we covered last week... The BBC has apologised for Iain Lee's aggressive interview with two socially-conservative Christians: Iain Lee also apologised on air: Last week I interviewed the Revd Barry Trayhorn and solicitor Libby Powell about their understanding of biblical teaching on homosexuality. I want to make it clear that I apologise for any offence that may have been caused over the way I conducted the interviews. That's good to see.
*LIVE UPDATES* Live: Paris rocked by series of deadly shootings -- France 24 LIVE VIDEO: Paris under attack -- Reuters Paris Live -- AP Live: Paris shootings -- BBC Paris terror attacks: eight attackers dead after killing at least 120 people – live updates -- The Guardian Paris shooting: 20 dead and many injured after 'Kalashnikov and grenade attacks' in French capital - Live -- The Telegraph Live blog: Terror attack in Paris -- FOX News Paris attacks - live updates -- DW Shooting in Paris: Many killed and injured in 3 separate attacks, hostages taken LIVE UPDATES -- RT Attacks in Cen...more »
*From DW:* 16:46: A Greek minister has said a Syrian passport found at the Bataclan concert hall had belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on the Greek island of Leros in October. "We confirm that the Syrian passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on October 3 where he was registered under EU rules," said a statement issued by Nikos Toskas, the minister for citizen protection. French police said the document was found "near the body of one of the attackers." *WNU Editor:* If true .... this is going to cause a backlash.
*Dave Webb and I viewing the MUOS system this morning near Niscemi, Sicily* *At the front gate of the US space warfare base. In the distance US Navy military stand after we asked to speak with the base commander. They refused our request.* The latest news about Sicilian activist Turi, who scaled the satellite dish at the US Navy space communications war base in Niscemi, is that his trial will happen in February. In the meantime the US is claiming that Turi did 800,000 Euros worth of damage to the dish during his 30 hours of striking it with his carpenter hammer. Turi is banned f...more »
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Moment by moment: This graphic shows how each of the attacks in Paris unfolded late Friday night, beginning at the Stade de France at 9:20pm and continuing at the Bataclan theatre until just after midnight *Daily Mail:* *Three hours of hell: How ISIS terrorists brought death and fear to the streets of Paris with coordinated attacks that left at least 127 people dead and 300 injured* * Details emerged Saturday of seven successive attacks in Paris - the first of which hit Stade de France at 9:20pm * Two more bombs went off within half an hour, while gunme...more »
John Kerry is on TV right now on France24 declaring war on Syria and the terrorist inside. Saying everyone needs to join the fight inside Syria and get Assad (he calls dictator) out at same time. He is saying due to the Paris Attack the U.S. now needs to go to war inside Syria and giving it 6 months to get Assad out. We now know why the Paris Attack happened. Saying there needs to be a
A collage of pictures posted on Twitter under the hashtag 'RechercheParis' – which means 'search Paris' – shows some of those feared dead in the ISIS massacre as distraught family and friends launched a desperate search for loved ones in the hours after the terror attacks *Daily Mail:* *Parents post desperate appeals for the missing after 127 die in series of cowardly ISIS bomb and gun attacks across Paris in what French President describes as an 'act of war' * * At least 127 people killed and dozens wounded in a series of co-ordinated terror attacks in heart of Paris last night *...more »
“My heart broke on its shame and sorrow. I suddenly knew how much crying there was in me, and how little love. I knew, at last, how lonely I was. But I couldn’t respond. My culture had taught me all the wrong things well. So I lay completely still, and gave no reaction at all. But the soul has no culture. The soul has no nations. The soul has no color or accent or way of life. The soul is forever. The soul is one. And when the heart has its moment of truth and sorrow, the soul can’t be stilled. I clenched my teeth against the stars. I closed my eyes. I surrendered to sleep. One ...more »
More hundreds of innocent people were again caught in the crosshairs of Permawar last night, in what is being described in the Western media as a terrorist attack rather than as a counterattack against Western imperialism. Pope Francis is right in calling the night of carnage one more battle in a "piecemeal World War III." From the Elysee Palace (Elysium, or abode of the gods), French President Francois Hollande proclaimed the attacks to be an act of war perpetrated and planned by the Islamic State, which is now seemingly getting its wish and being officially recognized as a nati...more »
The Kremlin has said that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed readiness to cooperate closely with Lebanese authorities in countering the ISIS terrorist group. Press TV reports: A day after two deadly bombings occurred on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, President Putin sent a condolence message to Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and assured assistance to Beirut in its fight against Daesh terrorists, the Kremlin press service said on Friday. Putin also said that Russia can help track down the perpetrators of the two massive explosions that hit a security...more »
[image: Justin Bieber - 400] The 21-year-old pop icon, Justin Bieber, loves Jesus and his new song "All In It" further proves it. After blatantly saying, "We have the greatest healer of all, and his name is Jesus Christ," in an interview with Rolling Stone and having an impromptu, seemingly faith-filled breakdown... Continue reading *“Justin Bieber Talks About His New God-Infused Song ‘All In It’”* at *countryoutfitter.life*.
[image: christiania flag] Middleton, however, is here to talk about countries missing from the vast majority of books and maps for sale here. He calls them the "countries that don't exist", but although their names may seem fantastical - Atlantium, Christiania, and Elgaland-Vargaland... Continue reading *“The Countries That Don’t Exist”* at *bbc.com*.
Hope Yen and Stephen OhlemacheratThe Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Marco Rubio] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Establishment Democrats aren’t too concerned about facing the outsider Republicans who sit atop preference polls in the race for the GOP nomination for president. They are far more worried about GOP candidates with experience in office. When...more »
'Militant Islamism's war on all of us appears to be accelerating. Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheists, women, gays, and millions upon millions of Muslims who reject the Islamist template—all of us are considered to be Quranically sanctioned targets for elimination by a demented and determined enemy. We can continue to make believe that jihadists are merely reacting to intolerable provocations by the perfidious West, or we can credit them with possession of a well-developed supremacist theology of global expansionism, and with a desire to resuscitate medieval values. Militant Islam'...more »
*The Local:* *What we know so far about the Paris attackers* UPDATED: We know that at least eight militants, all wearing suicide vests, wrought unprecedented violence in six locations across Paris. A man arrested in Germany last week has been linked to the attacks. * Police have confirmed a Syrian passport was found near the body of one of the assailants involved in a wave of deadly attacks on Paris, police confirmed to news agency AFP on Saturday. * According to Europe1, one of the terrorists killed at the Bataclan concert hall has been formally identified by his fingerprints as a...more »
Syrian and Egyptian passports have been found at the site of the suicide bombing at the Stade de France stadium in Paris. Police officials have said that a Syrian passport was found on the body of one of the suicide bombers who targeted the Franch national football stadium According to the Independent It has not been established whether the Syrian passport is genuine, with many analysts pointing out false Syrian passports can be easily obtained within the war-torn Middle Eastern nation. AP saying a “#Syrian passport was found on one of the terrorists” but it means nothing. False ...more »
*New York Times:* *CBS Shifts Emphasis of Democratic Debate to Reflect Paris Attacks* DES MOINES — In the hours after the deadly attacks in Paris, CBS News significantly reworked its plans for the Democratic presidential debate it is hosting here on Saturday night to focus more on issues of terrorism, national security and foreign relations. Steve Capus, the executive editor of CBS News and the executive producer of “CBS Evening News,” said in an interview late Friday that he was in the middle of a rehearsal for the debate when news broke about the slaughter in Paris. The CBS New...more »
The American Education Research Association (AERA) can be counted on to remain irrelevant to research discussions of great social significance. Not surprisingly, AERA's shrinking membership numbers have coincided with the org's steady drift into the arms of education reform schoolers and the corrupt CorpEd foundations that are laser focused on redirecting education at all levels into corporate revenue streams. AERA's complacency and complicity have been sickening to watch, with their kowtowing to Bill Gates and his various bad ideas culminating last year when AERA announced a fel...more »
This morning, our thoughts are with the people of Paris. The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper claiming dramatically higher rates of sexual trauma among men in the military, and a look at whether gender plays a role in peer review. Also: We’re hiring. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Journals are […] The post Weekend reads: The end of journals?; Impact Factor for sale; fake peer reviews earn funding bans appeared first on Retraction Watch.
[image: Million Student March] You undoubtedly noticed a few college kids on Thursday getting together for the Million Student March. They wanted only three things: tuition-free education, cancellation of all student debt and $15 minimum wage for campus workers. Continue reading *“Marine Tells Million Student Marchers How He Paid for College — He Marched Too”* at *theblaze.com*.
The reports from Paris are harrowing. Praying for the city and families of the victims. -H — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 13, 2015 My prayers are with the victims and hostages in the horrible Paris attacks. May God be with you all. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2015 *Variety:* *Presidential Candidates All Agree: Paris Attacks Are ‘Harrowing’* Presidential candidates extended thoughts and prayers in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the tragedy is expected to be a significant topic at the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday....more »
[image: Gore Vidal] In Vidal's essays, the Podhoretzes were a symbol and a vehicle for anti-Jewish observations. They represented a new class of persons who had disrupted the existing social order -- within which he saw himself as a senior figure -- in... Continue reading *“Gore Vidal, Leading Intellectual and Anti-Semite”* at *forward.com*.
[image: ISIS flag__1425209208_188.8.131.52] CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks in Paris that killed 127 people and said France would remain at the “top of the list” of its targets. An online statement said...more »
*Bloomberg:* *Merkel's Open-Arms Refugee Stance Tested as Europe Goes on Alert* * Populists will try to abuse this' after Paris attacks * Mideast security now more in focus for German government European capitals went into high security alert after Paris was rocked by terrorist attacks that threaten to open up a new dilemma for Angela Merkel and other leaders advocating an open-door policy for refugees from war zones in the Middle East. With the French capital in shock, President Francois Hollande blamed Islamic State for the killing of more than 120 people in the city on Friday ...more »
I can’t blog right now but I’ll post some clickworthy links. *Israel / Palestine* David Collier's blog.The Truth Matters. Elder of Ziyon ASAL Technologies, Ramallah. Don't believe the propaganda. Luxury alongside poverty, PA style. Bank, Ramallah ASAL Technologies, Ramallah **** *Paris*. Was Lucy Williamson really not sure who is responsible? (yesterday evening. BBC News24) *Appeasement / Making Terrorism Pay*. Are Matthew Price and Frank Gardner really wondering if it’s time to rethink our foreign policy? (Today Programme) *Boris.* Does Mark Mardell *really* think Boris sho...more »
A number of Britons are feared to be among those who were killed during the attacks in Paris, David Cameron has said. Condemning the ‘brutal and callous murderers’ Cameron warned that“we must be prepared for a number of British casualties” from the Paris atrocity. “…however much we prepare, we in the UK face the same threat,” the British Prime Minister also warned. He also said that the terror threat level in the UK would remain at “severe”, but that the attacks would prompt a review of plans. He suggested that the threat posed by ISIS was “evolving”. The Guardian reports: Ahead of...more »
*Rubio has been super-careful to never pose for a picture with any Fanjuls but after a recent speech about being the son of a bartender, he headed straight into the arms of Pepe* Florida Crystals Corp is, along with Domino Sugar, C&H Sugar, American Sugar Refining, Tate & Lyle European Sugar and Redpath Sugar, the core of the Fanjul Corp, a vast sugar conglomerate owned by the Cuban-born Fanjul brothers, Alfonso (AKA- Alfy, who never bothered to become a U.S. citizen) and José (AKA- Pepe). The plutocratic family-- featured in films like The One Percent and Inside Claridge's-- fled C...more »
[image: Donald Trump Mocks Ben Carson] “How stupid are the people of Iowa?” That's the question Republican frontrunner Donald Trump asked Thursday during a rally at Iowa Central Community College. He was referring to their support of Dr. Ben Carson, who now leads in many polls. “How...more »
[image: Monster Hands - 900] For decades, PC culture has dominated many of America's college campuses, a fact highlighted in Allan Bloom's ground-breaking 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind. PC culture tries to shame and silence those of us with traditional beliefs as...more »
When facts caught up with Stephen Harper's claim that he was the best person to manage the economy, he tried to stoke the fires of xenophobia, convinced that the heat he generated would lead him all the way back to Sussex Drive. He failed. But, Errol Mendes writes, we should look carefully at the numbers: Yet, drilling down into the election results, the Conservative strategy partly succeeded at least in Quebec in parts where there was a dominant francophone population. In these ridings, where there are not many and in some cases, not any, Muslims or people from other cultures, t...more »
*The Oluanpi Lighthouse*. KMT Chairman and Presidential Candidate Eric Chu is on his US tour. He visited Brookings in DC today..... Friend says: Here is the text of the opening statement Eric Chu gave at Brookings this morning. He first read it to the press outside, and then reiterated it at the closed-door meeting inside. ++++++++++++ Eric Chu opening statement at Brookings this morning It gives me great pleasure to be in this institution, a bulwark in American democracy that knows the science of public policies and the art of speaking truth to power. And it is not just the acad...more »
President Barack Obama described the terrorist attacks in Paris as as an “outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and promised that the United States would provide whatever assistance necessary to the French government and people. He said that the American people understood what it was like to be the victims of terror attacks In a statement on Friday night, The US president said: “This was an attack not just on Paris… not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share” Press TV reports: Terrorists killed 153 ...more »
Has NATO been given the perfect pretext to mobilize in Syria and Northern Iraq following the Paris attacks ? RT America reports: Numerous reports are linking the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, which left over 150 civilians dead in the French capital, to the Islamic State. But what would such a connection mean for France and, potentially, for NATO? In the video below journalist and international analyst Patrick Henningsen talks with Sean Thomas about the global impact of the Paris attacks.
[image: San Francisco Tour Bus] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- What began as a serene tour through one of the nation’s most picturesque cities turned into a two-block ride of terror when an open-air tour bus careened wildly out of control in San Francisco’s Union Square,...more »
*Brown U's Editorial Board 'Deeply Troubled' by Politician's Denial of 'White Privilege'* *What about Indian privilege, Chinese privilege or Japanese privilege? They all do better in the USA on average than whites do. So do whites have any privilege at all? If so it must be rather low down the pecking order. Compared to some they do have the privilege of working harder, I guessBut the whole idea of privilege is just a leftist slur. It asserts that some people or classes of people were/are given certain things unfairly rather than working for them, earning them o...more »
*EU "refugee" influx all due to global warming* *This claim had to come of course. But since there has been no global warming for over 18 years it CANNOT be true. Things that don't exist don't cause ANYTHINGThe satellites are the only way of obtaining a truly global temperature reading and for the last 18 years they just show random fluctuations around a constant mean. Here's the graph:And even the terrestrial datasets show no statistically significant global temperature change over the last 18 years.Global temperatures are anything but uniform, however, and there may ha...more »
ANGELA CHARLTON & SYLVIE CORBETatThe Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Paris terrorist attacks] PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack the Islamic State group without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. Hollande said at least 127...more »
[image: Jake Loft - Mizzou - 400] A black activist allegedly assaulted a Christian preacher in a "free speech zone" at the University of Missouri on Thursday. Jake Loft, who identifies himself as a campus associate for Fox News, posted a photo on Facebook showing preacher's bloody... Continue reading *“Activist Allegedly Punches Christian Preacher Inside Mizzou ‘Free Speech Zone’”* at *theblaze.com*.
The north terminal at London Gatwick Airport in the UK was evacuated Saturday morning as ‘precautionary measure’ for the protection of the public. Police said they arrested a man, who was described as acting “suspiciously” and had discarded an item at the airport. The statement said explosive experts have been called to the airport to investigate. Due to an incident – the North Terminal has been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Extra staff on-site looking after passenger welfare — Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) November 14, 2015 A spokesperson for Sussex Police told The...more »
[image: Arc de Triomphe - 900] As we pray for the people of Paris, and wrap our heads around what exactly has happened, related stories will continue emerging from the City of Lights. Here are a few: Geraldo Rivera’s 21-year-old daughter Simone was caught at the Stade de France...more »
A State of emergency has been declared in France following a series of attacks in Paris Friday night. Over 150 people have been killed and many more injured in 7 attacks The French President, François Hollande called the attacks an “act of war,” and blamed the slaughter on the ISIS. In a televised address the French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has authorized local authorities to impose curfews if needed. Hollande has announced three days of state mourning for the victims of the attacks. On Saturday, The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks. In a statement t...more »
FOR SATURDAY ! Links...... *Paris Shootings, Blasts Kill at Least 150* *France Calls State of Emergency, Closes Borders After Attacks* *Is ISIS Behind New Attacks and Shootings in Paris?* *Peshmerga, PKK, Retake Sinjar From ISIS* *Sinjar Victory Bolsters Kurds, but Could Further Alienate US From Iraq* *Kurdish Capture of Sinjar a Long Way From Beating ISIS* *Obama: ISIS 'Contained,' Not Gaining Strength* *Russia Says US Mostly Concurs on List of Syrian Terror Groups* *Lofty Goals in Syria Talks, But Few Real Plans* *Libyan ISIS Aims to Replicate Iraq, ...more »
[image: St. Augustine Of Hippo] PASTOR TO PASTOR -- And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, “This...more »
*November 14, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Reports indicate an unprecedented terrorist attack has unfolded in France, with over 150 dead, many more injured and reports still trickling in regarding the full-scale of the violence. The BBC in its report, "Paris attacks: Bataclan and other assaults leave many dead," stated: *France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 120 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris. * *Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens ho...more »
No, it's on fire. Been fired on. But why and who started it? And what does it buy them? I share the following musings from our source at "Veterans Today". Paris is one place I also had hoped would not be permanently surveilled. It was so easy to walk around and not worry about anything there except art, food, wine and some of the best conversation you ever had. The ex-City of Light? And
French magazine Le Point says the Bataclan theater has for years been the target of anti-Zionist groups as its Jewish owners often put on pro-Israel events. The publication quotes a member of the extremist group Army of Islam, who told French security services in 2011 that, "We had planned an attack against the Bataclan because its owners are Jews Per Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/french-mag-bataclan-an-islamist-target-due-to-jewish-owners/ The BBC will of course hide this inconvenient fact.
I was in my home in Moscow when the* 2002 Moscow theatre hostage crisis occurred*. 130 civilians were killed as well as 40 Chechen terrorists. I will never forget those 3 days. Tonight ... seeing what happened in Paris .... I can say with a certain confidence that I have a very good idea on what Parisians are going through right now. As to looking forward, many are wondering if this is a watershed moment .... I have my doubts. After the Moscow siege in 2002 many wondered if Putin was going to be more hardcore in Russia's conflict against Chechen rebels .... but he did not. What chan...more »
[image: Military PoD Nov 14 - Battle of La Drang - 900] 1965 - “In the first major engagement of the war between regular U.S. and North Vietnamese forces, elements of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) fight a pitched battle with Communist main-force units in the Ia Drang Valley of...more »
*Daily Mail/AFP/AP:* *President Obama calls Paris massacres an attack against 'all of humanity' as leaders around the world pledge to work with France and bring those responsible to justice* * President Barack Obama condemned the series of deadly attacks across Paris Friday as an 'attack on all of humanity' * He promised to do all he could to work with France and bring those responsible to justice * Secretary of State John Kerry said that the US Embassy in Paris is doing everything they can to assure the safety of Americans * President Xi Jinping of China said on Saturday that they...more »
Paris was hit by multiple attacks on Friday evening. (File photo of Angela Merkel) *Reuters:* Merkel, under fire over refugees, says 'I'm fighting for my vision' Chancellor Angela Merkel put up a spirited defense of her leadership on Friday, vowing to "fight for my vision" of how to deal with the refugee crisis that has stretched Germany's resources and damaged her standing. Infighting in Merkel's ruling coalition and a unilateral decision by her interior minister on asylum policy have raised questions about the chancellor's leadership, though coalition sources have dismissed spe...more »
French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris *Mark Steyn, Steyn Online*: *The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates* As I write, Paris is under curfew for the first time since the German occupation, and the death toll from the multiple attacks stands at 158, the vast majority of them slaughtered during a concert at the Bataclan theatre, a delightful bit of 19th century Chinoiserie on the boulevard Voltaire. The last time I was there, if memory serves, was to see Julie Pietri. I'm so bloody sick of t...more »
The horrifying events in Paris tonight are almost beyond comprehension. While we don’t know much more than the specific facts on the ground–coordinated attacks, suicide bombers at Le Stade de France, drive-by shootings at a Cambodian restaurant, the massacre at Bataclan, at least 150 are dead–I’ve been thinking all day about this still unfolding tragedy. […]
I've been meaning to get around to this all week. It's another poll-- but not one about Trump or Hillary or Dr. Ben. Republicans have been trying to rile up their brain-dead base with horrible stories of terrorists coming to get them. How many times in their now boring debates have you heard talk about Christians being crucified and innocents being beheaded? But this is starting to wear thin, even to the poor deluded souls who admit that they're Republicans. The poll, by Marist for McClatchy, shows that "[w]hen it comes to danger, voters are far more afraid of gun violence than t...more »
“Sprawling across almost 200 light-years, emission nebula IC 1805 is a mix of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds. Derived from its Valentine's-Day-approved shape, its nickname is the Heart Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* About 7,500 light-years away in the Perseus spiral arm of our galaxy, stars were born in IC 1805. In fact, near the cosmic heart's center are the massive hot stars of a newborn star cluster also known as Melotte 15, about 1.5 million years young. A little ironically, the Heart Nebula is located in the constellation Cassiopeia. From Greek mythology, ...more »
Just wanted to send out some good blog love to New Bloom (Twitter feed), which is slowly acquiring a stable of great writers, an excellent counterpoint to Thinking Taiwan and Ketagalan Media. Some of their stuff on the 馬習團 is excellent, but they also comment on things other than Taiwan, such as China (Singles Day) or Thailand (democracy) or arts and culture (Chinese landscape painting) -- links on the left sidebar. On the MaXiMess, they offer... - Shouldn't the international news fairly represent the range of opinions in Taiwan? - The sudden attack by PRC cyber warriors on...more »
*A Taiwan ad on a trolley in San Francisco. Used by permission.* Although the real catalyst for change was the Sunflowers, the change in the media reporting on Taiwan was accelerated, expanded, and deepened by the Ma-Xi meeting. For the first time the media is reporting something like the actual situation on Taiwan, a situation obvious in polls since nearly the turn of the century... consider this from WSJ: *The people of Taiwan, writes the China scholar Donald Rodgers, a professor at Austin College, “have no desire to unify with China—ever.”* For them, relations with the mainland ...more »
* This is my article in BusinessWorld yesterday, November 13. Expensive electricity and unstable power supply are two big concerns for many sectors and businesses in the Philippines. These problems have adverse economic and social impact for the people. Electricity-intensive sectors like hotels, malls and manufacturing are forced to raise the prices of their products and services. Many local government units cut on the use of street lights. When many streets are dark at night, there are more crimes and road accidents that happen, and it is the poor who are likely to be victimized. ...more »
Image: Steve Goddard from Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut DMI note: Current Sea Ice extent Total sea ice extent on the northern hemisphere since 2005. The ice extent values are calculated from the ice type data from the *Ocean and Sea Ice, Satellite Application Facility* (OSISAF), where areas with ice concentration higher than 30% are classified as ice. The total area of sea ice is the sum of First Year Ice (FYI), Multi Year Ice (MYI) and the area of ambiguous ice types, from the OSISAF ice type product. However, the total estimated ice area is underestimate...more »
The Australian Newspaper reports Planning Minister Rob Stokes will announce: "what he says are world-first strategies that treat the 2007km NSW coast not as static fixed geography but as a constantly changing and evolving phenomenon." In an interview with *The Australian*, Mr Stokes said he would be announcing “a much more scientific and evidence-based approach … it reflects recognition that what is happening on the coast is a product of what is happening to the sand off the coast. We will be integrating coastal management and planning with what is happening in the adjacent seabe...more »
[image: France Attack Newspaper Front pages__1447504955_184.108.40.206] More than 100 people were killed and dozens were wounded in at least four apparently coordinated attacks, according to French police. President Obama pledged to support France, calling the attack "an attack on all of humanity." The French government closed... Continue reading *“Paris Terror Attacks — Hollande Blames ISIS: Live Updates”* at *nytimes.com*.
Gee, that took a while. Vitter has been chasing prostitutes since at least the mid-1990s when he was a member of the Louisiana legislature. He didn't stop when he was elected to Congress in 1999 or when he got into the U.S. Senate in 2004, two years *after* the first of his many prostitution scandals broke out into the open (and causing him to drop out of his first attempt to win the state's governorship). Vitter, a Family Values hypocrite and serial whore-monger for at least three decades, has managed to win elections by assuring Republican rubes that God has forgiven him and by ...more »
*Former French President Sarkozy and other Western leaders helped bring ISIS terrorists to power in Libya in 2011. They now want to do the same in Syria.* *An excerpt from, "Was Terrorist Attack False Flag on France?" by Dave Gahary, American Free Press, January 20, 2015: * *Suspicion is growing in the alternative media that the January 7, 2015 attacks on the Paris headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo did not unfold the way the mainstream media would like us all to believe. *Many knowledgeable sources are questioning whether or not France is being targeted by Israe...more »
[image: Flag of United States waving in the wind] America’s 2016 presidential candidates offered their “thoughts and prayers” for the people of France in the immediate aftermath of Friday’s deadly terror attacks across Paris. Read what each of them had to say. Continue reading *“The Paris Terror Attacks: Presidential Candidates Offer Their Prayers”* at *foxnews.com*.
I had hopes. The headline seemed to be about Moncton welcoming Syrian refugees. But it was really a pretty shallow story about all the things that have to be done. I went to school with Syrians. I played with Syrians. It was a good experience. They were from the first generation to be born in Canada. Most became quite successful. And, with friends who were Syrians, Italians, Poles, African-Canadian, Japanese, I learned it was great to grow up in a society with diversity, lots of diversity. It really shook up our human tendency to be all like each other, and to be afraid of being di...more »
*UPDATED: November 14, 2015* *Yes, my dear...why OF COURSE there was a drill going on....what did you expect??? see bottom for details. And you can't expect us to waste a good diversion/distraction, now can you?!* - I'm going to update this post continually throughout the day as I come across new information and will organize the new material under the headings already established. *False Flag....Who Did It?!* *BREAKING NEWS*: Penny for your Thoughts has a good post about the possible motivation behind the France False Flag...dragging NATO into Syria...and usurping the leadership...more »
Iran’s banking system is under threat from the Rothschild empire. The reason that the Islamic Republic of Iran is constantly under threat by Western and Israeli powers could lie in their unique Islamic banking system, that is not comparable or related to the Western or Israeli usury based system. “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upw...more »
Amy Schumer’s ex-boyfriend and aspiring comedian Anthony Jeselnik took to Twitter on Friday, moments after the Paris attacks, to take full advantage of the media frenzy. At the time of his tweet, between 30-60 people had been reported dead, with a further 100 hostages being held at the Bataclan theater where the Eagles of Death Metal were scheduled to play. In true shock humour style, Jeselnik tweeted: “Speaking of tragedies, everyone should check out John Mulaney’s brand new Netflix special, The Comeback Kid.” Speaking of tragedies, everyone should check out John Mulaney's brand ne...more »
[image: RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATIVE CROP - Victims lay on the pavement outside a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Police officials in France on Friday report multiple terror incidents, leaving many dead. It was unclear at this stage if the events are linked. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)] PARIS (AP) -- The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local): 3 p.m. Ahsan Naeem, a Paris resident for years, says he and his friends -- one of whom was hit by “bullet shrapnel” inside the Bataclan...more »
Because of prior commitments I have to go away from my computer this evening. I will be back in a few hours where I will be updating tonight's horrific events in Paris. Summarizing .... what we now know is the following .... - There were two suicide bombers. - Multiple and coordinated attacks in 7 different locations. - 5 to 6 explosions and mass murder at the concert hall. (Police are now storming this concert hall as I write this). - Gunmen were heard shouting "Allah Akbar" and that it is "all for Syria". - One suspect arrested. Claims that he is from Syria and that this is an ...more »
*Adam Chandler, The Atlantic:* *What Is Happening in Paris?* Several outlets are reporting a series of shootings, an explosion, and possible hostage situation in the city center on Friday evening. At least 36 people have been killed. Several media outlets are reporting attacks that killed several people in central Paris on Friday evening. The event is still unfolding and the death toll is changing quickly with numbers as high as 36 being reported. While the reports have not been officially confirmed, the BBC and others have reported that at least one gunman “opened fire at the Ca...more »
[image: US hands holding French flag - 900] We’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians, this is an attack not just on Paris, it is an attack not just on the people of France, but it is an attack on all of humanity and the universal...more »
*“The Power of Not Knowing: Open Vessels”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “There is freedom in admitting that you don’t know something as that allows for a new learning experience to emerge. There is wisdom in not knowing, and it is a wise person who can say, "I don't know." For no one knows everything. There are many types of wisdom - from intellectual to emotional to physical intelligence. Yet, even deemed experts in their fields do not know all there is to know about mathematics, yoga, literature, psychology, or art. It is a true master who professes ignorance, for only an empty ...more »
Is the Labour Party divided? Of course it is. But divided doesn't necessarily mean at each others' throats, at least some of the time. As divisions have been the theme of the week, it's time to quickly cast one's eye over the Parliamentary Labour Party and discern what groups are emerging among this most august of bodies. 1. *The 4.5%ers* These aren't everyone who backed the blessed Liz, but rather the headbangers that outright refuse to reconcile themselves to the new regime. Caution was thrown to the wind long ago as all that matters is the removal of Jeremy and all his works. Th...more »
French president Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency in France and said he is closing all borders. He has called on the people to stay “united and calm.” “There is much to fear, but we must face these fears as a nation that knows how to muster its forces and will confront the terrorists,” he said. French media are reporting that the Bataclan concert hall is being stormed by police while there are hostages still inside. * Update: Reports that two of the terrorists have been killed during the police raid. The exact number of people taken hostage remains unclear, with m...more »
*“The Most Awful Gift You Could Give”* by Bill Bonner “Here’s something we wrote a few years ago. It not only looks at why we can never know the future… but also why we’re better off that way. *A Bedrock of Ignorance: *Rules are what we turn to when we don’t know what to do. Most often, we don’t know what to do. Hence, our investment approach – like our philosophy of life – is founded on a bedrock of ignorance. Sure. Constant. Unyielding. Ignorance is something you can count on. A man is wise (and here you may quote us) only to the extent that he is aware of his own ignorance. The...more »
A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck off the South West coast of Japan. The Japanese meteorological agency have issued tsunami warnings for three regions Tsunami advisories issued for portions of southwestern #Japan, including the Tanegashima Yakushima areas: #tsunamipic.twitter.com/4J4987VKOA — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 13, 2015 Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately,” the JMA’s warning said. According to the USGS The quake struck 159 km (99 miles) south west of the city Makurazaki in the Kagoshima Prefecture. The quake’s epicenter was p...more »
'Paris shooting: 40 dead and many injured after 'Kalashnikov and grenade attacks' in French capital Gunmen shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as they opened fire' Now why would the BBC not be reporting that piece of news?
*First thing that popped into my head-* *Not going to waste too much time on the Paris attack for the most obvious reason.* *When we consider the history of NATO's terror armies-* * Created after WW2- * *We should all realize that this organization has proved it's worth in terrorizing populations and there is NO reason what so ever to assume that this extremely effective & deadly force ever ceased to exist. But worse, as if the thought of this terror army in Europe was not horrific enough, we have to seriously consider that NATO had actually expanded their 'stay behinds', globally...more »
A general view of the scene that shows the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. Reuters/Philippe Wojazer *Reuters:* *At least 30 dead in Paris shootings: French media* At least 30 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at a concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday. Several explosions were heard near a stadium where a friendly France-Germany soccer match was being held, attended by President Francois Hollande. Police helicopters circled the stadium nor...more »
At least 60 people have been killed and others wounded after a shooting and several explosions were heard near a football stadium in Paris on Friday night. Police have confirmed an ongoing hostage situation at a rock concert at the Bataclan theatre in the 11th arrondissement, as media also reports on a shooting several explosions occuring outside a restaurant nearby, not far from the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices. The concert hall is the latest of four locations targeted by attackers, in the neighboring 11 district. Sky News reports: Witnesses have described seeing bodies lying in...more »
*possibly up to a fifty dead.* *Hostages held - 100? * Do you understand yet? Obama wants to import hundreds of thousands of these third world savages to the United States. France needs to round up every Muslim and ship them back to where they came from.
[image: Do Not Use] The United States Supreme Court decided on Friday that it will hear a lawsuit claiming that a Texas law unconstitutionally limits access to abortion in the state. The court granted certiorari review of a challenge to provisions of Texas House... Continue reading *“U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Texas Abortion Law”* at *breitbart.com*.
My condolences go to the families and friends of the victims of the new, coordinated terror attacks in Paris. Things are getting worse; what happened tonight is more bloody and more widespread than the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January. *Shalom (CZ), original version by Olympic (CZ): Bon Soir, Mademoiselle Paris. The frustrated mood and lyrics (Love is your fate, God bless you...) sound totally appropriate for this sad weekend.* After 9 pm, terror erupted at least at seven places (I will mention only the well-known four); the total number of terrorists is said to be at least 8 (wh...more »
The police and French media are reporting that at least 60 people have been killed inseveral attacks across Paris this evening Local media have reported that at least 18 people were killed in shooting at Cambodian restaurant in Central Paris after a gunman opened fired with a kalashnikov. There was a second shooting several minutes later near Bataclan, a theatre at the 50 Boulevard Voltaire in the 11th department of Paris. Police have urged everyone near the Voltaire boulevard to stay inside. URGENT : Fusillade à Paris dans le 10eme plusieurs morts selon la #police via @Vince66240 e...more »
Lori Hinnant & Greg KelleratThe Stream - 1 day ago
[image: French security moves people in the area of Rue Bichat in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris following a string of attacks on November 13, 2015. At least 18 people were killed as multiple shootings and explosions hit Paris, police said. Police also said there was an ongoing hostage crisis in the Bataclan a concert hall in the French capital.] PARIS (AP) -- A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. ...more »
To give an adequate exposition of the Philosophy of Atheism, it would be necessary to go into the historical changes of the belief in a Deity, from its earliest beginning to the present day. But that is not within the scope of the present paper. However, it is not out of place to mention, in passing, that the concept God, Supernatural Power, Spirit, Deity, or in whatever other term the essence of Theism may have found expression, has become more indefinite and obscure in the course of time and progress. In other words, the God idea is growing more impersonal and nebulous in- propo...more »
One of the most significant recent stories involving the BBC - surprisingly little commented-upon I think - has been the seizure of *Newsnight *reporter Secunder Kermani's laptop by the police under the Terrorism Act. Secunder Kermani's *Newsnight *interviews with various British-born jihadists have proved highly controversial and we've discussed them on several occasions: Friday "We will continue to follow this story and report on all aspects in a sensitive way" Some extremists worth understanding, some extremists not worth understanding "OK, your point's well made" 'Newsnight' an...more »
The Democratic Party's congressional leadership looks like a geriatric home-- and, increasingly, has been acting like one. Steyn Hoyer wants Nancy Pelosi to retire already. She'll be 76 in March. A couple months later, though, Hoyer will turn 77. The #3 in the House Democratic Leadership, Clyburn turns 76 next July. The only youngster in top leadership is Xavier Becerra, a mere 57. A comparison with the Republican House leaders is startling. Ryan is 45. McCarthy is 50, same as Scalise and #4, Cathy McMorris Rodgers is just 46. California has the biggest House delegation-- 53 memb...more »
There was a shootout at a restaurant on the Rue Bichat, two explosions near the Stade de France sports stadium and another shooting at the Paris Bataclan concert hall tonight *Daily Mail*: *Bloodbath in Paris: 150 killed as jihadist gunmen blow themselves up at concert and Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist opens fire in restaurant. Suicide bombers detonate near Stade de France * * More than 150 people were killed and several wounded in a series of terror attacks in the heart of Paris last night * Up to 118 were massacred in the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists were holding hu...more »
*Washington Post:* *Yes, the Islamic State’s attacks on the Yazidis constitute genocide, new report says* The Islamic State militant group has been and is continuing to perpetrate a genocide against the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq, a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum report says, citing a "preponderance of the evidence" found during a recent trip to the region. The report, released Wednesday, also details crimes against humanity by the Sunni extremist group involving other ethnic and religious minorities. The report is likely to renew the debate about the fate of the Yazidi peop...more »
*Daily Beast:* *Kurds Retake Sinjar From ISIS, Almost Too Easily* *ISIS hardly put up any resistance, but now comes the hard part of holding the Iraqi mountain city and allowing its beleaguered Yazidi residents to return safely.* NEAR SINJAR, IRAQ — On the morning of the offensive to clear ISIS from Sinjar City, the thud of airstrikes shook the earth as the Kurdish peshmerga fighters headed into battle. The sky was clear and the bonfires that the men had huddled around the night before were dying down. At the sound of warplanes above, the soldiers cheered and were in high spirits....more »
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