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Sunday, November 15, 2015

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GARIKAI CHENGU: Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

If Hillary Or Cruz Blocks Bernie's Path Revolution, Maybe The Musical Way Will Work-- Phil K. Dick's Radio Free Albemuth

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
Any Philip K. Dick fans in the house? You know, the San Francisco guy whose work is categorized as science fiction while much of it is about the evils of monopolies and tyrannies. Among his 44 novels and 121 short stories, *The Man in the High Castle* won him a Hugo Award for best novel in 1963 although he's probably best known for the books and stories that were made into movies, like *Blade Runner* (*Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?*), *Total Recall* (*We Can Remember It For You Wholesale*), *Minority Report*, *Imposter*, *Screamers* (*Second Variety*), *The Adjustment Burea... more »

Has Belgium Become The Hub For Terrorism In Europe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
*Bloomberg*: *Paris Attacks Reveal Belgium as the Heart of European Terror* * Series of assaults this year has links to France's neighbor * Two Paris attackers suspected to have been living in Brussels The deadly violence in Paris on Friday is the latest in a series of attacks with strong links to Belgium, adding to mounting evidence the country has become one of the main havens for radicalized young men intent on terrorizing Europe. As French investigators try to piece together the identity of radical networks responsible for the bloodiest act of terrorism in Europe in a decade, ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Una Mattina"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 54 minutes ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Una Mattina" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_cuyjXHB7Q

Will Politicians Finally Admit the Paris Attacks had Something to do with Islam?

The Spectator/Douglas Murray at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Islam] The West's movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault. In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy... Continue reading *“Will Politicians Finally Admit the Paris Attacks had Something to do with Islam?”* at *blogs.new.spectator.co.uk*.

Manhunt For Paris Attack Suspects Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC*: *Paris attacks: Manhunt for Salah Abdeslam and accomplices* A huge manhunt is under way for surviving members of the Islamist group that killed 129 people in Paris on Friday night, and their accomplices. French police have named Salah Abdeslam, 26, as a main suspect. Officials say he was in a car when was stopped by police on Saturday, hours after the attacks took place, but he and the other occupants were released. One of his brothers is said to have died after detonating a suicide belt, and another has been arrested. *More News On The Suspects Involved in Friday's Paris A... more »

French Authorities Believe 20 Were Involved In the Paris Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Washington Post:* *French officials think as many as 20 plotters may be behind Paris attacks* PARIS — European authorities staged an international manhunt Sunday for a 26-year-old “dangerous individual,” one of three brothers involved in the deadly attacks on Paris, even as an image took shape of a larger network of terrorists that could involve as many as 20 plotters. At least eight assailants in three death squads are thought to have directly carried out Friday’s assault, which is being dubbed France’s “9/11.” Six detonated their suicide belts. Police shot and killed one. Fren... more »

Was The Paris Attacks A Result of A Massive Failure In Western Intelligence?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WSJ*:* Paris Attacks Show U.S., Allies Misjudged Islamic State* No longer a regional threat, ISIS demonstrates a long and deadly reach The Paris terror attacks suggest that the U.S. and its allies overestimated recent successes against Islamic State while underestimating the group’s ability to strike far from its Middle East stronghold, according to U.S. lawmakers, analysts and former senior intelligence officials. Islamic State now challenges Western intelligence agencies and policy makers not as a growing regional threat, but as a terrorist group with a long and deadly reach, d... more »

My First Reaction, one of many!

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Parisien on Paris

Iraq Says It Warned Iran, France & US Of Looming Terror Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Daily Mail:* *Revealed: Iraqi spies warned the West of ISIS suicide bomber threat a day before Paris atrocities as Turkish officials say they foiled a 'Jihadi John revenge attack' on the same day * * US and its allies warned of ISIS suicide threat day before Paris atrocities * Iraqi spies apparently told them 24 extremists involved in terror operation * French authorities also had tip-off in August of planned concert hall attack * French official admitted 'failure of intelligence' as vital clues were missed * Two gunmen also sneaked into Europe by posing as refugees from Syria ... more »

Switching to Glide

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
Form following function down the highway.

Will 2016 Be The End Of The Road For The Republican Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
In the last few weeks we've referred a few times to the newest poll from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research's Democracy Corps. Greenberg is Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg and Friday he penned an OpEd for the *Washington Post*, Why 2016 could be shattering for Republicans. Maybe a better title would have been "Why 2016 could be shattering for Republicans or why it might not be." His premise is that there's a bugeoning new majority pushing for "the revolutionary economic and social changes" that makes the GOP's counterrevolutionary assault antithetical. Works for me... and it w... more »

'Massive' French Airstrikes Hit Islamic State To Retaliate For Paris Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNN:* *French jets bomb Syria in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa* (CNN)French fighter jets bombed a series of ISIS sites in Raqqa, Syria, on Sunday in what officials described as a major bombardment. The airstrikes came two days after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which France's President described as "an act of war." ISIS claims Raqqa as the capital of its so-called caliphate. The targets in Sunday's airstrikes included a command center, a recruitment center, an ammunition storage base and a training camp for the terror gro... more »

Key Merkel Allies Urging Her to Reverse Open Borders Policy

American Thinker at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Merkel-Germany and Hollande-France__1443438139_70.119.142.63] Critics of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open door policy are no longer confined to opposition or fringe parties. Members of her own governing coalition are calling on her to admit she made a mistake and drastically curtail the flow of... Continue reading *“Key Merkel Allies Urging Her to Reverse Open Borders Policy”* at *americanthinker.com*.

Baltimore’s 300th Killing this Year: A Violent Milestone in a Riot-Scarred City

The Washington Post at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: police-400] A 27-year-old man who was fatally stabbed Saturday evening became Baltimore’s 300th homicide victim this year, a gruesome milestone for a city that has struggled to curb rampant violence of a kind not seen since the 1990s. Four hours later,... Continue reading *“Baltimore’s 300th Killing this Year: A Violent Milestone in a Riot-Scarred City”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Anxiety Grows Over ISIL Recruits in U.S.

USA Today at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: ISIS flag__1425209208_96.226.117.68] WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the attacks in Paris has potentially dramatic implications in the U.S., where federal counterterrorism officials are investigating hundreds of suspected Islamic State recruits who they fear have been urged to take their fight to American... Continue reading *“Anxiety Grows Over ISIL Recruits in U.S.”* at *usatoday.com*.

Salon Blames Paris Terrorist Attacks on Conservatives, Calls for End to Free Speech

Breitbart/Thomas Williams at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Salon] In the very midst of the Paris bloodbath Friday night, Salon Magazine published a shameful piece suggesting that the blame for such horrific terrorist attacks falls on the "incendiary rhetoric" of America's conservative movement and "right-wing media" for using strong language... Continue reading *“Salon Blames Paris Terrorist Attacks on Conservatives, Calls for End to Free Speech”* at *breitbart.com*.

Pentagon Sends 5 Gitmo Prisoners to United Arab Emirates

The Washington Post at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: 1guantanamo-bay] The Pentagon transferred five Yemeni detainees who had been held for more than a decade at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United Arab Emirates, U.S. officials announced Sunday. The men, all of whom were once suspected of... Continue reading *“Pentagon Sends 5 Gitmo Prisoners to United Arab Emirates”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Here’s How Some Mizzou Protest Supporters Reacted When the Paris Terror Attacks Grabbed Headlines

TheBlaze at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Mizzau] On Friday the world's attention turned again to Paris, which was hit with a far deadlier terror attack than the one the city endured in January. Expressions of sorrow and solidarity hit social media as France once again was forced to... Continue reading *“Here’s How Some Mizzou Protest Supporters Reacted When the Paris Terror Attacks Grabbed Headlines”* at *theblaze.com*.

After Paris Attacks, Netanyahu Says World Must Condemn Terror Against Israel to Same Degree

The Algemeiner at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Netanyahu] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on world leaders to show the same level of indignation over terror against Israelis as they do over terror attacks around the world. "The time has come for countries to condemn terrorism... Continue reading *“After Paris Attacks, Netanyahu Says World Must Condemn Terror Against Israel to Same Degree”* at *algemeiner.com*.

Obama Arrives Late for ‘Moment of Silence’ for Paris Attacks

The Washington Times at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: moment of silence] President Obama walked in late Sunday on a moment of silence being held by world leaders in Turkey to honor the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. Continue reading *“Obama Arrives Late for ‘Moment of Silence’ for Paris Attacks”* at *washingtontimes.com*.

@edu_post offers pretty thin gruel in celebration of DCPS

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 4 hours ago
I’m wondering why Education Post couldn’t talk to or get quotes from actual teachers in DC. But I’ll give them this: DC is no longer the worst of the worst. That’s plain enough. Nonetheless, a little nuance would go a long way to dispel the hagiography here. And the article does certainly read like some […]

Geezerpower makes another left turn

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 4 hours ago
All I can say is that I have been asleep at the switch for 2 years. I have been blogging since 2006 and a couple years later started making videos on Youtube. Ran across this today...More later...Time for tacos and Corona's...G% Mystery Solved: The WTC Was Nuked on 9/11 Posted on April 20, 2013 By Don Fox, Ed Ward MD and Jeff Prager [image: wordpress analytics] The debate has raged for more than a decade about what caused the Twin Towers to “collapse” in approximately 10 seconds each — 9 seconds for the South Tower, 11 for the North. A large and growing percentage of the public ha... more »

Musical Interlude: Fairport Convention, “Tam Lin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Fairport Convention, “Tam Lin” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy3ihk205ew

Why France Will Do Nothing Domestically About the Paris Massacre

David Goldman at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Francois Holland, France] Ignored in news coverage of the Paris massacre is the single most pertinent piece of background: A 2014 opinion poll found that ISIS had an approval rating in France (at 16%) almost as high as President Francois Holland (at 18%). In... more »

Planned Parenthood Really Tweeted That?!

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood - 900] Planned Parenthood tweeted a Hillary Clinton quote that doesn’t make a lot of sense in light of their business model. One hardly even knows where to begin when reading it. Fortunately, pro-life Twitter users had plenty to say. Every... more »

Musical Interlude: Poco, "Rose of Cimarron"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Poco, "Rose of Cimarron" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiDNlCyHp0I

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades is one of the brightest and closest open clusters. The Pleiades contains over 3,000 stars, is about 400 light years away, and only 13 light years across. *Click image for larger size.* A prominent telescope and car company has borrowed the star cluster's name. Quite evident in the above photograph are the blue reflection nebulae that surround the brighter cluster stars. Low mass, faint, brown... more »

the war you don't see

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “Perchance to Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Perchance to Dream”* by Chet Raymo “I believe I mentioned here before how so many of my current dreams are set in the house and city I grew up in - 4106 Anderson Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Never in any of the other places I have lived, including this house in New England in which I have spent the great majority of my adult life. No. Always the white colonial on Anderson Avenue and a distorted but recognizable Chattanooga. These dreams are becoming more common. So much so that I wonder to what extent this phenomenon is shared by others in my age cohort, and what it might mea...more »

"Don't Give Up!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Don't give up! I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small! And you very small persons will not have to die If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!" - Theodor Seuss Geisel, “Dr. Seuss”

The Corporate Coup D'Etat

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago

France Bombs Islamic State HQ, Hunts Attacker Who Got Away

Laurie Hinnant & Thomas Adamson at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: French, France, Air Force, Aircraft] PARIS (AP) -- France launched “massive” air strikes on the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks... more »

Special Forces Deployed On UK Streets Amid ISIS Fears

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Special forces were deployed to some of the capital’s landmarks and busiest spots amid fears that Britain could be the next target for an ISIS terror attack. The elite Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) are backing up undercover armed police officers to protect the UK in the wake of the Paris attacks. Yahoo news reports: Under the authority of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorist Command wing, unarmed soldiers were deployed to covertly infiltrate key “areas of interest” known for sympathising with extremists. The elite forces were deployed to monitor stations, shopping cen... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"You Reading This, Be Ready"* "Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? When you turn around, starting here, lift this new glimpse that you found; carry into evening all that you want from this day. This interval you spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life. What can anyone give yo... more »

Nov. 15: Yes...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
....the killings in Paris were terrible.... I watched Obama on TV as he extended his deepest sympathy to the people of France for what they had suffered. And I thought... "Isn't this the man who created, financed and supplied a war that has driven millions out of Syria? Isn't this the man who is supplying bombs to be dropped by the richest people on earth on Yemen and its people who are among the poorest on earth? Isn't this the man who sends out drones every day to kill thousands, most of them innocent?" Isn't it terrorizing for those on the receiving end of all that? The use of ... more »

Hermosas imágenes para Navidad

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 6 hours ago
[image: Imagenes Gratis para Navidad y Año Nuevo 2016]

China Could Join The Fight Against ISIS After Friday’s Paris Attacks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Xi Jinping has vowed to fight ISIS after the “barbaric” murder of 129 people in the Paris attacks. Friday’s terror attacks have been linked to ISIS or the so called Islamic State. According to Chinese media, President Xi made the comments during a phone conversation with the French President, Francois Hollande. The Sunday Express reports: President Xi is also believed to have offered “deep condolences” to Mr Hollande during their conversation yesterday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said: “Terrorism is a common challenge facing humanity. “China resolutely supports F... more »

France's Only Aircraft Carrier to Leave for Middle East On Wednesday

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Title: France's Only Aircraft Carrier to Leave for Middle East On Wednesday. Source: DAHBOO77. Date Published: November 14, 2015. Description: * The only aircraft carrier in the French Navy’s fleet, the Charles de Gaulle, will leave for the Persian Gulf on November 18, to join the fight against Islamic State in the region, Paris has confirmed. “The naval group will leave Toulon (a major French naval base) in a few days, on November 18, to arrive in the Persian Gulf in mid-December,” government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said, as cited by Le Figaro. France announced the deployment...more »

Richard Bach, "The Otters Of The Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. We cannot die, we cannot hurt ourselves any more than illusions on the screen can be hurt. But we can believe we’re hurt, in whatever agonizing detail we want. We can believe we’re victims, killed and killing, shuddered around by good luck and bad luck.” “Many lifetimes?” I asked. “How many movies have you seen?” “Oh.” “Films about living on this planet, about living on other planets; anything that’s got space and time is all movie and all illusion,” he said. “But for a while we can learn a huge amount and... more »

J. Krishnamurti, "Justifying Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Justifying Evil"* "Obviously the present crisis throughout the world is exceptional, without precedent. There have been crises of varying types at different periods throughout history - social, national, political. Crises come and go; economic recessions, depressions, come, get modified, and continue in a different form. We know that; we are familiar with that process. Surely the present crisis is different, is it not? It is different first because we are dealing not with money nor with tangible things but with ideas. The crisis is exceptional because it is in the field of ideati... more »

Ben Carson: Schiavo Case “Much Ado About Nothing”

Stream Staff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson] “I think it was much ado about nothing,” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said about the Terri Schiavo case, a comment that may harm his appeal to pro-life voters. In a “persistent vegetative state” after a brain injury, Schiavo was...more »

Syrian Refugee Policy Takes Focus in 2016 Politics

Laurie Kellman at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Jeb Bush] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in U.S. politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise. GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio on...more »

Short-term Market Drop Likely Following Paris Terror

Tom Krisher & Marley Jay at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, Storm] NEW YORK (AP) -- The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy.... more »

Pastafarian Woman Wears Pasta Strainer On Head For Driving Licence Photo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Authorities in Massachusetts have granted a ‘Pastafarian’ woman the right to wear a colander on her head for her driving licence photo. Lindsay Miller is a ‘Pastafarian’ and believes it to be her religious right to have her head in a Spaghetti Strainer if she so chooses. After an appeal, the authorities in Massachusetts allowed the woman to appear with the symbol of her faith in her driving license photo. It is not generally permitted to allow for headgear in passport or driving license photos. The Independent reports: Lindsay Miller convinced officials to look past rules that norma... more »

Fake Syrian Passport Trade Raises Doubts Over Paris Attackers’ Identities

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
It has been revealed that a Syrian passport was found near or on the body of one of the terrorist suicide bombers in Paris. The man had apparently travelled via the refuge trail through the Balkans to Paris. The passport discovery raises more questions than answers because of the trade that goes on in forged Syrian travel documents. The suicide bomber may either acquired the passport from someone else to get through Greece and Serbia, or obtained it before the attacks in Paris. In either case it could be a forgery. The Guardian reports: On 3 October, a man using the name Ahmed Almoh... more »

planet of hate

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

"The Definition Of Hell..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Someone once told me the definition of Hell: The last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” -Anonymous

France Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS Stronghold In Raqqa, Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
France has carried out a massive airstrike on an ISIS stronghold in Raqqa, Northern Syria The French defence ministry announced that fighter jets dropped 20 bombs and struck dozen’s of targets including a command and control center, training camp and munitions warehouse. Ten French fighter jets took part in the country’s biggest air raid in Syria. #Syrie : bombardement massif français sur le fief de l’EI à Raqqa (Défense française) #AFP#ParisAttackspic.twitter.com/OlUxtYkyDa — Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) November 15, 2015 Sky News reports: The aerial raid was launched from air bas... more »

Hypocritical Crackpot Republicans Blame Obama (And Hillary) For ISIS Terrorism In Paris

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
When I heard that the refugee camp in Calais had gone up in flames Friday night during the terrorist attack in Paris I had two competing thoughts-- attacking the fleeing Syrian refugees was part of the ISIS plan, or that neo-Nazis from Le Pen's Front National found themselves some defenseless targets who couldn't fight back. There were around 6,000 people living there, trying to make their way to the U.K. Would rightists be so inhuman as to set a refugee camp on fire? France is in the middle of a regional election campaign and the front-running candidate in the Calais region is n... more »

Minnesota Candidate Withdraws From Race After Saying ‘ISIS is Not Necessarily Evil’

The Blaze at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Dan Kimmel, Minnesota] A Democrat candidate for a state representative seat in Minnesota has withdrawn from the race after he drew ire from many -- including those in his own party -- with a controversial tweet following the Paris terrorist attacks. "ISIS isn't... Continue reading *“Minnesota Candidate Withdraws From Race After Saying ‘ISIS is Not Necessarily Evil’”* at *theblaze.com*.

Corporate Dixiecrat Version of ESEA Moves Closer to Passage

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
The latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Act to replace NCLB moved ever closer in the past couple of days, as a deal was struck on a final version that will be tinkered with over the next two or three weeks before a final vote that will come after Thanksgiving. The new deal keeps enough of the federal requirements to make the testing industry breathe a sigh of relief, as annual testing will be remain in place. Also, and importantly for the charter industry, the Feds will continue to require states to continue interventions for the bottom 5 percent of schools. So the cha... more »

AP Newsbreak: Iraq Warned of Attacks Before Paris Assault

Qassim Abdul-Zahra at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: French Police, Police, France, Paris] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Senior Iraqi intelligence officials warned members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group of imminent assaults by the militant organization just one day before last week’s deadly attacks in Paris killed 129 people, The Associated... more »

Israel to File Protest Against Palestinian Red Crescent

Forward at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Red Crescent ambulances] Israel's Prime Minister has directed the country's Foreign Ministry to file a protest with the International Committee of the Red Cross after accusing a Palestinian Red Crescent Society ambulance of not stopping to help Jewish victims of a terror attack.... Continue reading *“Israel to File Protest Against Palestinian Red Crescent”* at *forward.com*.

The Timing of the Roswell Photographs

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
It has long been the contention of those who worked with J. Bond Johnson on the attempt to read the Ramey memo that Johnson did not take the two photographs of Jesse Marcel holding up what looks to be debris of a weather balloon. I never really understood why that was so because the pictures seemed to be of the same quality as those that Johnson did say he took. The Roswell Photo Interpretation Team including Ron Regehr and Neil Morris, determined by looking at the shadows and sunlight as seen through the curtains Ron Regehr (Photo copyright by Kevin Randlein Ramey’s office that the ... more »

Breaking News: France is bombing Syria! Updated!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
* France is striking Raqqa, Syria. The alleged ISIS stronghold* *RT* *France has carried out a massive airstrike on an Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa, Syria. It struck dozen’s of targets including a command and control center, training camp and munitions warehouse, the country’s defense ministry announced. * *Ten French fighter jets took part in the country’s biggest air raid in Syria, the statement from the defense ministry read.* #Syrie : bombardement massif français sur le fief de l'EI à Raqqa (Défense française) #AFP#ParisAttackspic.twitter.com/OlUxtYkyDa *— Agence France-Pre... more »

The Latest on Paris: Greeks Detail Syrian Passport Owner’s Movements, and Other News

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Paris, France, Arc de Triomphe, French Flag] PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): 8:45 p.m. A Greek official says that the owner of a Syrian passport found near one of the suicide bombers in Paris was processed on the... more »

Black Toast Or Crispy Chips Can Cause Cancer

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Government scientists in Britain are warning of cancer dangers from over cooked toast and crispy potatoes. The FSA has warned of worryingly high levels of cancer causing toxins formed when the food is cooked above 120 degrees Celsius. A slight decrease in cooking time can reduce the levels of the toxin, Acrylamide, by an incredible amount of 80 times. The Age reports: A new study by Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Government’s food safety watchdog, measured the amount of acrylamide – a cancer-causing toxin – in roast potatoes, chips and toast cooked in the home. The FSA’... more »


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
' Officials said the passport holder entered Greece on Oct. 3 through Leros, one of the eastern Aegean islands that tens of thousand of people fleeing war and poverty have been using as a gateway into the 28-nation EU. Serbian police said the holder of the passport then registered at its border entry with Macedonia on Oct. 7. Croatian police said the passport holder was checked at a refugee center on Oct. 8, but the man was not flagged as suspicious and continued his journey toward Hungary and Austria, according to police spokeswoman Helena Biocic.' And five weeks later... How m... more »

Fly on the Wall Reporting from Turkey

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Obama and Putin couldn't find a park bench...so met in Lobby of Turkish Hotel* Pesky, the fly, my little reporter colleague, flew into Anatalya, Turkey, to cover the G20. He made it to the hotel just in time to sit on the wall and cover the crucial, unscheduled and impromptu meeting between the two world leaders...*Obama of the US and Putin of Russia.* Fortunately, my little fly friend is bilingual and speaks perfect English and Russian (well, actually, he does have a slight "fly" accent). Here's his report of the dialogue between the two leaders: *Obama: * "We have to make thi... more »

Turkey Cancels $3.4 Billion Missile Defense System Tender With China

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Turkey has officially cancelled a £2.23 billion tender with China for a long range missile defense system. The Turkish prime minister’s office has told Reuters news agency that Turkey will no longer go through with the provisional award to China. Turkey’s western allies had earlier raised concerns over the tender with China and the compatibility of the missile defence system with that of NATO’s. Reuters UK reports: NATO member Turkey in 2013 had chosen China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp as the preferred candidate for the deal, sparking Western worries over inherent se... more »

Russian Air Strikes In Syria Not Helping, Cameron To Tell Putin At G20

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
British Prime Minister David Cameron is to suggest to President Vladimir Putin, to halt Russian air strikes in Syria as a step towards a quicker conflict resolution. The two leaders will meet in Turkey at the world leaders’ G20 summit. The Mirror reports: It will be the two leaders’ first face-to-face meeting since Russia’s bombing campaign commenced last month. It’s understood the Prime Minister will try to convince Mr Putin that the strikes will only prolong the conflict. The murder of at least 129 in multiple attacks in the French capital has ensured the terrorist threat will dom... more »

Are we all Parisians today? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
[image: Embedded image permalink] “Je suis Charlie Hebdo,” everyone said ten months ago when their offices were shot up by savages. We all spoke up for their free speech – yet Charlie’s cartoons were reprinted hardly at all, and the news now is replete with reports of politicians wanting non-warmists arrested and university campuses demanding that free speech be shut down. “We are all Londoners today,” we all said ten years ago when London was bombed by savages. Hell, I said it myself---hoping that’s where the barbarians would be sent. Yet the savages are still bombing – and now, ... more »

We Must Accept “Fundamental Changes To Our Way Of Life” – Tyndall’s Kevin Anderson

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2015/ipcc-2%C2%B0c-scenarios-wildly-overoptimistic-commentary-nature-geoscienc Well at least he’s honest! Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre warns us to expect immediate and fundamental changes to their way of life, if we are to meet the 2C target: Professor Kevin Anderson at the University of Manchester and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change […]

Humanity's Finest vs Sub-Humanity's Lowest

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
*Guest post by **Lindsay Perigo* *Garrick Ohlsson Plays Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Jaime Martin, Conductor Michael Fowler Centre, Fri Nov 13, 2015* In reviewing a concert at this moment in history, one is mindful of one's good fortune in being able to attend such an event without being shot, beheaded or blown up by Islamosavages. (How long can it be, one frets, before concert venues become like airport boarding gates?) One is mindful that the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms *et al* represents the cultural apogee of the values of the Enligh... more »

"7 Things Fear Has Stolen From You"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"7 Things Fear Has Stolen From You"* by Marc Chernoff “There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.” - Ben Johnson "Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid; courage means you don’t let fear stop you. *Everything you want is on the other side of fear.* Don’t ever hesitate to give yourself a chance to be everything you are capable of being. Although fear can feel overwhelming, and defeats more people than any other force in the world, it’s not as powerful as it seems. Fear is only as deep as your mind allows. You are still in control. The key is to acknowledge your fear... more »

Haras Rafiq on 'Sunday'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
This morning's *Sunday *on Radio 4 began with a report from Trevor Barnes about how people of faith in London have been reacting to the massacres in Paris, and some of it was very moving. In the midst of his report came a brief contribution from Dr Shuja Shafi, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain: *Trevor Barnes*:* How did you react to this atrocity?* *Shuja Shafi**: **With horror. Horrified to hear and see what was unfolding. I think what we have to make sure is that that is their narrative which is wrong and we have to make sure this is nothing to do with Islam a... more »

Our Leaders Have Spoken: Global Warming Causes Terrorism

William M Briggs at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Sandstorm compressed] So global warming caused ISIS to dispatch a team of bloodthirsty malevolent maniacs to Paris to slaughter as many non-Muslims, and to gain as much publicity, as possible. Bernie Sanders said so. Who remembers when members of ISIS placed a man... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor: *Personal commitments will keep me away from my computer this afternoon, so blogging will return early this evening. When I came back to Montreal early this morning I had to walk by City Hall in Old Montreal to meet an old friend for an early breakfast. I noticed the French flag flying on top of one of the buildings .... took a photo which is the one that is above. Took a photo in front of the main City Hall building, where the flags are flying above the front door (below picture). Yup .... Paris is not far away at all. *(Click on Image t... more »

“The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Age of Despair:* * Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence”* by Chris Floyd "There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind." - Dante (Alighieri) “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” - William Shakespeare “We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew G... more »

Flash!!! Paul Craig Roberts has obtained a piece of intelligence that is unlikely to reach the air waves: "[T]here was a massive cyber attack on French systems 48 hours prior to and during the Paris attacks." He opines that "Such an attack is beyond the capability of most organizations and requires capability that is unlikely to be in ISIL’s arsenal." and thus "The coordination required suggests state involvement." Don't be fooled. This was a false-flag attack, setting up to take away citizens' rights on order to protect them from an enemy ...that is their government!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *French Security Left Blind During Paris Attacks * ------------------------------ *March 15, 2015* | Original Here I Articles and Columns Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter French Security Left Blind During Paris Attacks Paul Craig Roberts I have received a report from European security that there was a massive cyber attack on French systems 48 hours prior to and during the Paris attacks. Amongest other things, the attack took down the French mobile data network and blinded police surveilance The attack was not a... more »

Bye bye Radio Times, hello Telegraph

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
The *Daily Telegraph's *new media correspondent Patrick Foster used to work at the *Radio Times *(the BBC's former listings magazine whose letters page was so sycophantic towards the BBC that it used to make *Feedback *and *Points of View *feel like the Spanish Inquisition on steroids). Patrick seems to have shed a good deal of that *Radio Times *pro-BBC bias now that he's at the *Telegraph, *though *not *his fascination with the BBC. Since joining the paper last month the majority of his pieces have been about the BBC (by my rough reckoning, 23 out of 37). Several are *not *very h... more »

Do Republican Politicians Cause Cancer In The States They Run? Oh, Absolutely

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Do you ever listen to crackpots like Trump, Carson, Fiorina, Cruz... ranting and raving, just lying their asses off, and wonder who the hell is stupid enough to listen to these people-- let alone vote for them? Or wonder who's stupid enough to sit and listen to Hate Talk Radio and Fox "News" all day, not as a lark but as a source of "information?" Take a look at this chart of the dozen most obese states-- the states where people, literally, eat themselves to death. Most of the serious diseases that kill Americans or at lest debilitate their lives substantially-- diseases like c... more »

Breaking News: PCR says Sophisticated Cyber-attack disabled French Security during False Flag

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Sophisticated targeted Cyber-attack left French Security Blind during attacks* I am reposting Paul Craig Robert's post in full because, if true, it's the last nail in the coffin (perhaps) of the legitimacy of this incident...*which I called a False Flag within minutes* of reading the headline on Friday afternoon. French Security Left Blind During Paris Attacks November 15, 2015 | Categories: Articles & Columns | Tags: French Security Left Blind During Paris Attacks Paul Craig Roberts *I have received a report from European security that there was a massive cyber attack on F... more »

President Obama Vows To Eliminate The Islamic State. White House Says That There Will Be No Change In Their ISIS Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Politico*: *White House: No major shift in U.S. ISIL strategy* President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser said on Sunday the U.S. would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with France in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, but ruled out sending large numbers of combat troops to Iraq and Syria to fight the Islamic State. “We do not believe that there is a solution to the challenge in Syria or Iraq that involves significant numbers of U.S. combat troops going in,” Ben Rhodes said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think what you are going to see is continued intensificat... more »

After the Paris Attacks

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
Near the beginning of the year I had to write about a set of Paris attacks, and as it comes to a close here we are again. As 129 innocent people lie dead thanks to the cowardly actions of self-styled warriors of Allah, the awful shock is tempered by a world-weary inevitably, a sense that something like the *Charlie Hebdo* massacre was always going to happen again. And again. And again. For the murderous thugs and zealots of IS, there is no out-of-bounds, no target too soft to be the object of an outrage, but to defeat them the powers ranged against IS can't carry on as they have bee... more »

Stephen Lendman, like Paul Craig Roberts, seeks truths that are hidden to us by our government and the mainstream media who report govenment lies without doing any research of their own ...thus meriting PCR's term "prestitutes." Stephen Lendman's writings differ from PCR's only in his use of many short paragraphs. Read what he says here. He argues that Friday's massacre in Paris has all the features of a false flag attack.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ *Stephen Lendman Asks Legitimate Questions About French Attacks * ------------------------------ *November 14, 2015* | Guest Contributions | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *Stephen Lendman Asks Legitimate Questions About French Attacks* *Blowback or False Flag in Paris?* by Stephen Lendman It’s too soon to know for sure. Given French complicity with ongoing US state terror throughout the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere, odds strongly favor the latter. Multiple likely well-planned Friday nig... more »

Nick Robinson (apparently) agrees that the BBC has been 'rubbishing' Jeremy Corbyn

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Moving briefly away from the heavy stuff, here's Nick Robinson in the *Sunday Times, *as interviewed by Lynn Barber. (As ever, I avoid all the interesting non-bias-related stuff and go straight to my usual subject area instead). Nick maintains his 'impartiality' throughout, so nothing new there. His readiness to agree with Lynn Barber regarding the BBC's 'rubbishing' of Jeremy Corbyn, however, is certainly newsworthy - *if *Lynn is playing entirely fair (and not, as they say, merely 'projecting'): As a BBC news presenter, Robinson is not supposed to have any party allegiance. But... more »

U.S. Officials: Islamic State Now Has A Unit Dedicated To Launching Terrorist Attacks Abroad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Paris Attacks: ISIS Has New External Operations Unit, Officials Say* ISIS has developed a specific group within its organization dedicated to launching terrorist attacks abroad, like the one the claimed more than 100 lives in Paris, U.S. officials told ABC News. "There is a specific unit on the organization charts of ISIS for external attacks, for planning and carrying out attacks in western Europe and in the United States," said Richard Clarke, a former White House counter-terrorism advisor and current ABC News consultant. Just a day before the attacks in Paris, ISI... more »

Why The Islamic State Attacked Paris (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
From *Youtube*: If ISIS was telling the truth when it claimed responsibility for Friday's Paris terror attacks, then this represents a "major shift in ISIS's global strategy," according to Will McCants. *WNU Editor*: An explanation on why the Islamic State is now focusing on foreign targets.

Paris Terror Attacks News Updates -- November 15, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times*:* Manhunt Underway as Paris Investigation Widens* PARIS — The investigation into the Paris terrorist attacks unfurled across Europe on Sunday as French authorities sought a suspected eighth assailant who might have fled after taking part in the three-hour assault on Friday night that killed at least 129 people. A French official who was briefed on the investigation but was not authorized to speak publicly said the authorities were looking for someone from the Paris region who might have participated in the attacks. The authorities had initially said there were eig... more »

World News Just Sin

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
North Korean parents 'eating their own children' after being driven mad by hunger in famine-hit pariah state *Doctor admits starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in neonatal unit* Democrats Ignore Dead Babies: One Child Dies From Hunger Every Six Seconds Because Wall Street Criminals Stole The World's Money. 77 babies die of hunger every day in Maharashtra India's hunger 'shame': 3,000 children die every day, despite economic growth Plastic Surgery And Bullying: Woman Spends $70,000 On Cosmetic Surgery After Being Harassed


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Allen Toussaint funeral set for Friday at Orpheum Theatre* *Saints vs. Redskins: Game Time, TV, Radio, Online Streaming, Mobile, and Odds* *Heavy rains hit Louisiana sugar cane industry hard, reducing crop yields ~The Advocate*

GAIA PORTAL: Effluents are cleansed hu-manity collective

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*Effluents are cleansed from hu-manity collective* by ÉirePort Effluents are cleansed from hu-manity collective. Standards of performance are no more. Secular-ites have coalesced. Portions of edibility now expand. ÉirePort | November 15, 2015 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-w5

Britain’s Rapidly Disappearing Power Stations

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Eggborough Power Station To Close Next Year As recently as 2010, the UK had 23 GW of coal fired capacity, accounting for a quarter of total generating capacity. By the end of last year, this figure had declined to 20 GW (incl co-firing / converted to biomass), and […]

This Could be Another Me

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago
this could be another me. *see the man down there with his suit and polished boots?* *all confidence and cock-a-hoop bravado.* feeling this world shift cold glass to chrome with all the emotion of a cactus? i still recall those tender days when the monkees fell about and television didn't reward the talentless. the hope and hearts of humankind lay in the hands of children with flowers in their hair and foolish dreams in their rolled up reefers. not trapped within these cold confines that limits imagination and brings my days to a close, a life of chasing paper. *i could dream.* i still ... more »

Picture inside Paris Bataclan Theater of Victims after shooting. Glaring Oddities about it. Video start of shooting inside Bataclan

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 13 hours ago
I have been praying and sending my energy of Love to the French people and to the world since the Paris Attack. I have also been putting my energy into the complete truth of the horrendous attack to be revealed. It seems just as in the past there are oddities to the mass shootings/bombings that have happened to the large scale terrorist attacks. We already know the thousands of 'oddities'

Defining Terrorism

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
Terrorism is a major concern in modern life. Canada has been called a “peaceable kingdom” but there has been plenty of politically motivated violence in Canada’s past. Ignoring the 1837 and Red River Rebellions, D'Arcy McGee and Pierre Laporte died in what can only be described as terrorist violence. Fenian assaults through the 1860s and 1870s mark the birth of Canada. I clearly remember FLQ bombings in Quebec in the 1960s and 1970s. More recently we have seen what appears to be religiously motivated violence in Ottawa. All that said, the definition of terrorism is not stra... more »

Reading I and Gospel for November 15...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
Reading 1, *Daniel 12:1-3* 1 'At that time Michael will arise -- the great Prince, defender of your people. That will be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence. When that time comes, your own people will be spared -- all those whose names are found written in the Book. 2 'Of those who are sleeping in the Land of Dust, many will awaken, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace. 3 Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightness, as bright as stars... more »

Marine Corps Veteran Attempts 6,000 Pull-Ups In 24 Hours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Guy Valentino attempts to break Guinness World Record 24 hour pull-up challenge. SPIKE-VOW *People*:* Marine Corps Veteran Attempts 6,000 Pull-Ups in 24 Hours to Break World Record – Watch Him in Action!* Marine Corps veteran Guy Valentino is attempting the impossible. On Wednesday, to coincide with Veterans Day, the 37-year-old is working up a sweat hoping to accomplish something that has never been done before – 6,000 pull-ups in 24 hours, breaking the previous Guinness World Record of 5,801 in May. Valentino, who spent 10 years in the Marine Corps infantry and now advocates ... more »

A Look At The Eating Habits Of 9 Dictators

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin *Business Insider:* *The favorite foods and eccentric eating habits of 9 ruthless dictators* Cobra stew. Hallucinogenic root bark. KFC. These were favorite meals of some 20th-century dictators. In "Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants," Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott offer astonishing insights into dictators' table manners, food vices, and fears of poisonings. They also include recipes for some of the meals. We selected several ruthless leaders from the book and highlighted their favorite foods — and some of their horrifying di... more »

Are Military Drones A Boost To A Local Economy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A MQ-9 Reaper drone takes off in Fort Drum, New York. (Tech Sgt. Ricky Best / U.S. Air Force Handout) *Alana Semuels, The Atlantic*: *The Drone Economy* The unmanned-aircraft industry could help to revive a struggling region. But what are the consequences? SYRACUSE—Every other Tuesday, a small crowd forms across the street from the Hancock Air National Guard base here, a few hundred yards from where big letters proclaim this the home of the 174th Attack Wing. They are protesting the National Guard troops on the base, who control the Reaper drones used in military operations overse... more »

A Young Woman's Horrific First-Hand Account Of The Paris Attacks Inside The Bataclan Theatre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *Here's one woman's horrific first-hand account of the Paris attacks inside the Bataclan theatre* Survivors of the coordinated attacks on Paris are starting to tell their stories as world leaders gather in Turkey to address how they can come together to fight against terrorism. A group of seven attackers who broke off into teams of three carried out bombings and shooting attacks across Paris on Friday evening, killing at least 127 people and injuring more than 300, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. The terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) ha... more »

Was The U.S. F-23 A Better Fighter Than The F-22?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
F-23 *Dave Majumdar, National Journal*: *The F-23 Fighter: The Super Plane America Never Built* The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is the best air superiority fighter ever built, but could America have done better? When the YF-22 prototype won the contract for the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) in April 1991, it was a lesser plane compared to the Northrop YF-23 in many ways. Though the YF-22 was a more maneuverable aircraft, the YF-23 had far greater supersonic cruise capability—especially when outfitted with the General Electric YF120 variable cycle engines. Even when powered by th... more »

How Camouflage Helmets Are Made

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *Watch the mesmerizing way a company puts camouflage on helmets* You'll never guess how camouflage helmets are made – the process is mindblowing. Helmets are dyed with a process called hydrographics, which is kind of like printing with water, and also known as "immersion printing." First, a thin film made of polyvinyl alcohol is printed with the camouflage pattern, and placed above a pool of water. After about a minute, the film dissolves into dye, which is when the helmets are dipped into the water.

New Produce Safety Rules Target Bacteria on Your Salad

MARY CLARE JALONICK at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: McDonalds Salad Ad - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe. Long-awaited rules announced by the Food and Drug Administration Friday are designed to help prevent large-scale, deadly outbreaks... more »

What's Their Story I Wonder?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
Last summer I got on the Bloor Line at High Park Station with my bike. As the doors opened a cute red-head, in her early twenties, looked at me with what appeared to be a look of longing. Being 48 and grey (but hey, it's possible my bicycle hid my gut) I figured at least one of us misunderstands something. I'm not really interested in a young lady in her twenties anyway. People in their twenties are cool and all, but it's an entirely different culture for me now. There'd be a lot of re-inventing the wheel. Besides; imagine meeting your lover's parents and they're your age! So I igno... more »

Rogue Emu Captured After 60 Days on the Lam in Delaware

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: emu] ODESSA, Del. (AP) -- An emu whose escape more than 60 days ago prompted lockdowns at two Delaware elementary schools has been captured. Daniel Shortridge is a spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture. He is quoted by The News-Journal...more »

Iraqi Kurds Uncover Mass Graves in Formerly IS-held Sinjar

Susannah George at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Kurdish armed forces help civilians attacked by Islamic State in Sinjar during 2014.] IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish forces said Sunday they uncovered two mass graves outside Sinjar, a northern Iraqi town near the Syrian border that was ruled by the Islamic State group for more than a year before the extremists were... more »

Hillary Takes ISIS Dig at Obama at Debate

The Washington Post at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Monica Crowley On Hillary E-Mail Investigation: 'This Is Not Some Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, This Is Barack Obama Taking Her Out'] Just before the terrorist attacks in Paris recast the ongoing struggle against the Islamic State on Friday night, President Obama said the terrorist group had been “contained.” “I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired... Continue reading *“Hillary Takes ISIS Dig at Obama at Debate”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Is The Republican Establishment So Desperate That They'd Try To Draft Willard Again?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Friday, Carly Fiorina was happy to not have to fight with PolitiFact about another of her "Pants-on-Fire" Lies. Instead, she went to the safety of her Facebook page to attack Donald Trump and defend the honor of the falling apart Dr. Ben campaign. Solidarity of the outrageously mendacious? Of course, it only took a few hours for Trumpy to strike back. His nearly 5 million Twitter fans were soon reading a typical Trumpian diatribe against Fiorina, although he has savvied up enough to not allow her to win sympathy by over-doing it. Before moving on to exploit the horrific tragedy... more »

Questioning the power we give parents

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 15 hours ago
Opt out or test refusal movements offer tremendous power to parents because teachers may not, in the vast majority of cases, be able to assume the risks of resisting standardized testing. The argument goes that you can’t “fire” parents and they ultimately know what is best for their children (except when they don’t). I’ve wondered […]

Hottest? Wettest? Bookies Laughing All The Way To The Bank!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://news.coral.co.uk/press-news/bookies-slash-the-odds-on-record-wind-speeds-across-britain_111370.html Hardly a month seems to go by without the bookies touting for record hottest/coldest,wettest/driest/windiest blah blah. They are ably supported by the morons in the press, who like such sensationalist headlines. The gullible public, meanwhile, are so brainwashed by the extreme weather propaganda they are fed with that they […]

I Should Not Write this Op-Ed: Confessions of a Non-Leftist Professor

George Yancey at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 9: Protesters celebrate after the resignation resignation of Missouri University president Timothy M. Wolfe on the Missouri University Campus November 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Wolfe resigned after pressure from students and student athletes over his perceived insensitivity to racism on the university campus.] If we have learned anything from recent clashes on our college campuses, it's that those who do not bow to the current campus orthodoxy should keep quiet. They need to mind their Ps and Qs and keep their head down. Others have... more »

A Day Before the Paris Attack, ISIS Suicide Bombers Killed 43 in Beirut

World.Mic at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Beirut bombing victim] A day before the Paris attacks that left at least 120 dead and the country in lockdown, suicide bombings in Beiruton Thursday left 43 dead and 239 wounded. According to a terrorist who survived, the attack was reportedly carried out... Continue reading *“A Day Before the Paris Attack, ISIS Suicide Bombers Killed 43 in Beirut”* at *mic.com*.

Not Quite my father's Reactor, and not my father's reactor Industry: 3

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 15 hours ago
The “Mark 1” Pebble-Bed Fluoride-Salt-CooledHigh-Temperature Reactor (PB-FHR) uses FLiBe, a Fluoride salt formula that my father helped to develop at ORNL. The fuel handling system of the {B-FHR is quite the same thing as my father's MSRs. It is nybred design that brings together features of the MSR and the Pebble Bed Reactor, two Generation IV nuclear concepts. We have a extensive product description of the Mark 1 PB FHR from the the University of California Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering. In addition to the The UCB, MIT and the University of Wisconsin are involved... more »

Economic News & Views ( November 15 , 2015 ) -- Latest News On Paris Attacks --- Refugee Crisis Increasingly Being Drawn Into Gravitational Pull Of Paris Attacks ---- Greece Updates ( Troika aka Quad Talks / EWG SET For Tuesday , Economic Updates / Domestic News Of Note ) ----- G-20 In Turkey , Items Of Note As Paris Talks & Syria Situation Dominate So Far ----- Italy In Focus ( Public Debt / Contributions To Bailouts Over The Years ) ------- Emerging Markets & Asia ( Middle East Markets hit on Sunday By Paris Attacks / Weak Oil prices ) , Many Interesting China Items Of Note Today , Turkey In Focus As It Hosts The G-20 )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Europe....... *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 50s 50 seconds ago #ECB's Mersch: It appears that the Greek government is still finding it hard to implement the agreed programme. /via @LesEchos #Greece *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 now fred walton Retweeted Pieter Cleppe Two terrorists responsible for Friday’s attacks - French citizens who lived in Brussels-as per Belgian Prosecutor fred walton added, *Pieter Cleppe* @pietercleppe Belgian Interior Minister: “I’m going to clean up #Molenbeek" http://www. politico.eu/article/attack s-on-paris-what-happened-severed-finger-... more »

U.S. Medal of Honor, A History (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago

Rabble rousing cartoonists and Jewish people

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Is it me or is there something unintentionally revealing in Hugh Scofield’s words. *“They may have taken refuge”* (weird phrase to use in the light of the current refugee situation) * “i**n the notion that the targets then were rabble-rousing cartoonists and Jewish people.”* What what?? Is he saying “before Friday the majority weren’t bothered because they thought the threat was confined to those who had been demonstrably provocative ....“*Rabble-rousing* cartoonists and *Jewish people.”* I despair.

In Sweden, No One Wants to Talk about Muslim Persecution of Christians

Jacob Rudolfsson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Islamic Protesters - 900] The horrific attacks in Paris should force us to ask hard questions about elements within Islam in Europe, questions mainstream leaders have tried hard to avoid. All too often such questions have been labeled Islamophobic or racist. The threat from radical... more »

Huh? Hillary Says Wall Street Supports Her Because of 9/11

The Washington Post at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] It’s tricky to invoke 9/11 on a debate stage. Trickier still when the question has nothing at all to do with national security. Bernie Sanders slammed Hillary Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, stating that her plans to reform the financial... Continue reading *“Huh? Hillary Says Wall Street Supports Her Because of 9/11”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Scores Injured in Malta After a Nightclub Banister Collapses

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Malta] VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- Police in the Maltese capital of Valletta say 71 people have been injured when a glass banister in a nightclub collapsed as scores of people were trying to leave at the same time after experiencing difficulty... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday again... And even as the world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket, I still find the time to tell it like I see it in my usual weekend rants.... OK, What else does it take to convince people that the newest "Paris attacks" is indeed a false flag event? Heck, I was out yesterday, before I posted my own interpretation of that incident in my most recent articles, with both family and friends and in spite of it clearly being a staged event and/or a false flag, these people just did not get it and flat out said to me that "It had to be tha... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*THE CURRENT CAMPUS UPHEAVALS: A ROUNDUP OF NEWS AND COMMENT* *Parading their superior wisdom to the adult world is something students have always done, no matter how shallow or conventional their "wisdom" in fact is. And that takes the form of "protests" against adult authority. But the Left are so fully in charge of the universities and colleges that there is little of a concentional sort to protest about. So nowadays they pick on tiny things and demand the impossible. There HAS to be something to protest about that will draw attention to themselves. Their "protesting" wi... more »

The Paris Attacks and Planned Parenthood: Flipsides of the Culture of Death

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rally to Stop ISIS_900] This past week we saw a hideous contrast played out in real events, one whose irony was so twisted that it really seemed like fiction. This couldn't be "what's happening on the news." It had to be the crescendo of... more »

Paris Terror Attack: France Mourns, 7 Detained in Belgium

Jamey Keaten & Thomas Adamson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: France Mourns Terror Attack- 900 000] PARIS (AP) -- Seven people were detained Sunday in Belgium in connection with deadly attacks in Paris as the city entered three days of mourning for the 129 people killed in the worst violence in France in decades. Thousands of...more »

At G-20 Summit, Obama Vows to ‘Redouble Efforts’ Against Islamic State

Josh Lederman & Julie Pace at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama Immigration order] ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) -- President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to redouble U.S. efforts to eliminate the Islamic State group and end the Syrian civil war that has fueled its rise, denouncing the extremist group’s horrifying terror spree in Paris as... more »

Obama Climate Plan Puts Squeeze on Coal State Democrat Governor

MATT VOLZ at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1Flag_of_Montana.svg] HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Democratic governors are being squeezed by the mandate in President Barack Obama’s climate change plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions -- perhaps none more than Montana’s Steve Bullock, the one governor in a coal-producing state who... more »

Terrorism Double Standard?  (Age of Despair Not Hope) Hell Comes to Paris On the Heels of Jihadi John Death Boasts (Frankenstein's Monster On the Loose) The Deracinated World?

Charles Pierce | France's Retribution Will Be Swift and Harsh, as Will the Inevitable Reaction, and as Will the Retribution for the Reaction. Comment: # Billy Bob 2015-11-14 17:54 I've noticed a real reaction among RSN commenters of not buying the talking points that are being shoved down our throats this time. You're a good example. Could it be that RSN commenters are speaking for a huge,


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*NOAA: Deaths Caused by Severe Weather Hit 22-Year Low in 2014* *Strange new honesty from NOAA. NASA came clean with the Zwally article and now NOAA is following suit. Is this a sign of a new skepticism?* Severe weather caused 333 deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service's Summary of Natural Hazard Statistics for 2014. That was the fewest in 22 years. "Fortunately, the United States was again spared any major land falling tropical storms. There were no U.S. tropical storm related deaths in 2014," according to the report. The last time ther... more »

Prelude to a Sermon

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Though the above post is probably most likely to attract attention, I have to add that the rest of what Frank Gardner had to say on Andrew Marr's paper review was very interesting (if much less controversial) - so, just because it *might* also interest you, I'll share some of that too: *Andrew Marr*: *Frank. you've got a story...This is the whole question of how secure Europe's borders are. You've got the* *'Independent on Sunday'.* *Frank Gardner*: *Yeah, it says exactly that: "Europe's border policy faces fresh scrutiny", and it's one of the quotes that stands out here. It's fro... more »

As Predicted......

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 17 hours ago
To judge by a *report released Tuesday* by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the outgoing Harper government was unduly optimistic in its forecasts and estimates. (thats putting it 'nicely'!) ......that suggests that the Conservatives' heralded return to a budgetary surplus was in fact a mirage that could not have been achieved without the one-time sale of government-held shares in General Motors early in the first quarter. For each of the next five years, the PBO projects fiscal deficits averaging $4.3 billion a year. However, *those deficits don't include* the Trudeau government's sp... more »

Why We Can’t Face Jihad Honestly

Brussels Journal/George Handlery at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: ISIS-Fighter-e1436363945230__1440849639_70.119.142.63] Advanced societies find it difficult to respond to Islam's fundamentalists. The credit is not due to the fanatics. Yes, the cards they hold are used ruthlessly and cleverly and they score spectacularly. However, the real super-weapon of the radicals is... Continue reading *“Why We Can’t Face Jihad Honestly”* at *brusselsjournal.com*.

Frank Gardner's Sunday Morning Sermon

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Here, for the record, is the remarkable exchange between Andrew Marr and the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner on this morning's *Marr Show *paper review. It's as clear a distillation of 'BBC thinking' on the subject as you are ever likely to encounter: *Andrew Marr*: And then, Frank, there is the whole question of the Muslim communities in France and Belgium, feeling pretty besieged this morning I'm sure. *Frank Gardner*: Well, some of them will be and I think this is the really dangerous thing, that there could be a sort of backlash. I mean the trouble is when you ha... more »

ISIS Has Smuggled Thousands of Terrorists into Europe as ‘Refugees’

Buzzfeed/Mike Giglio at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Syrian Refugees - 400] ANTAKYA, Turkey -- An ISIS operative traveled across the Syrian border late last year, settled in a Turkish port city, and began work on a mission to sneak jihadis into Europe. It has been successful, he said, in an interview... Continue reading *“ISIS Has Smuggled Thousands of Terrorists into Europe as ‘Refugees’”* at *buzzfeed.com*.

Ted Cruz: After Paris Attacks, No More Syrian ‘Refugees’ in U.S.

Senator Ted Cruz at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pauses as he listens to a reporters question at the Fort Worth Texas Chamber of Commerce office after he participated in a small business roundtable meeting with area business representatives, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. Across the nation, the GOP is in the midst of an internal war pitting tea partyers like Cruz who argue for ideological purity against more mainstream Republicans advocating a more pragmatic, inclusive party approach to governing. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)] HOUSTON, Texas -- Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the f... more »

Sanders and O’Malley Finally Attack Clinton in Democratic Debate

Anika Smith at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: DES MOINES, IA - NOVEMBER 14: Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley stand on the stage prior to a presidential debate sponsored by CBS at Drake University on November 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The candidates participated in the party's second presidential debate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)] Saturday night's Democratic debate opened with a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris terror attacks. The silence and the renewed awareness of the threat of violence gave the debate a decidedly differen... more »

Closer To Home Than They Realize

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
https://whisper.sh/whisper/ It's been surreal to watch and listen to Stephen Harper's former cabinet ministers distance themselves from their boss. Bob Hepburn writes: Let’s start with Rona Ambrose, the new interim party leader. Without a hint of insincerity, Ambrose insists her caucus will no longer engage in the “nastiness” of the old Harper government and will be more “constructive, effective” in working as the Official Opposition. Also, Ambrose has completely reversed herself on the need for a public inquiry into missing an... more »

Contrasting amounts of detail

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
I see that the Sky News website has a lot more than the BBC News website this morning on the possibility that at least one of the Paris terrorists was a 'refugee' from Syria. This is development that would, of course, *if proven*, confirm the fears of many that IS/al-Qaeda fighters to Europe under the cover of the 'refugee crisis' and the sympathy it has generated in some quarters. The BBC's main article concentrates almost exclusively on the French-Algerian terrorist recently named. There is only one paragraph (near the end of the article) detailing with this other terrorist: ... more »

You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you per Spectator Blogs

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
A good solid article here - https://blogs.new.spectator.co.uk/2015/11/you-may-not-be-interested-in-war-but-war-is-interested-in-you/ 'They may hate us for what we do but, more significantly, they despise us – all the western world – for who we are and how we live. This is so obvious by now that it risks seeming banal but it demands restating because, even now, even after all this, there remain too many people who deny the truth.'

Paris attacks: Omar Ismail Mostefai identified as assailant per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
There's an odd line in this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34825080 Apparently Omar Ismail Mostefai 'is said to have regularly attended the mosque in Luce, close to Chartres.' Hold on, if he regularly attended a mosque then why did he carry out this terrorist attack? If Islam is a/the 'religion of peace' then isn't that a little odd?

"This is a war on all our culture and all our countries"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Last night's *Newsnight *special ended with a dramatic 'piece to camera' from Emily Maitlis in Paris: Well, no expected to see us here back in the same city twice in one year. We were here in January after the *Charlie Hebdo *attacks and what's striking is how we tried to to make sense of them then. Was it, we asked, about press freedom? Was it about satire? Was it about causing offence? The answer, in the light of what's happened here now, is clearly 'no'. This is a war on all our culture and all our countries. And it almost certainly won't end here in France. But from all of us ... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago

Phones need 'bed mode' to protect sleep per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Apparently 'Smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have an automatic "bedtime mode" that stops them disrupting people's sleep, says a leading doctor.' They already do, it's called the off button. More first world problems here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34744859

Taking sides

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
As events were unfolding in Paris on Friday night, Radio 4's *The World Tonight, *in typical BBC Radio 4 fashion, debated the ethics of killing Mohammed Emwazi. Here's a transcription of the whole interview (especially as the discussion turned out to be very interesting). Note, however, the questions put to each guest by presenter Razia Iqbal. Though the guest selection was balanced, the questions put to each of them struck me as strikingly unbalanced. Philippe Sands, introduced as an "expert", was asked unchallenging, even helpful questions - unlike Lord Dannatt, who was aske... more »

Military Photo of the Day: November 15, 2015

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Sherman's March to the Sea Railroad Destruction - 900] “On this day in 1864, Union General William T. Sherman begins his expedition across Georgia by torching the industrial section of Atlanta and pulling away from his supply lines. For the next six weeks, Sherman's army destroyed most of the... more »

"Muslim who saved two women"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
I see that the home page of the BBC News website has prominently introduced a 'good news' angle to the latest news from Paris. They've found the ‏Lassana Bathily of the latest terrorist attacks:

Terrorism and the 2016 Campaign

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
The Paris terror attacks have brought the issue to the fore in awful, dramatic fashion. It’s inevitable that the topic will feature in tonight’s Democratic debate and the wider campaign. With world leaders set to convene in Paris in a few weeks time for the global climate negotiations, French vulnerability to terrorism has taken on […]

Fired U.S. General Held A Critically Important Role In The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, deputy commanding general for Regional Command East, on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2013, after visiting with troops on Thanksgiving Day. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo *New York Times:* *Dismissed Pentagon General Held Wide Influence Behind the Scenes* WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis held a job that is little known beyond Washington. But his abrupt and public firing on Thursday called attention not only to a senior officer’s potentially career-ending scandal ... more »

Ted Cruz Knows As Little About History As Paul Ryan Does About Economics

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
Today at the shameless anti religious liberty rally-- "Rally for Religious Liberty"-- at Bob Jones "University" in Greenville, South Carolina, starring anti-Jesus hate-monger Tony Perkins and vicious homophobe Ted Cruz (congratulations Mati and Ian), Cruz said "America is a center-right nation built on Judeo-Christian values. It’s who we were in 1776 and it's who we are today." But, of course, that's a rewrite of American history. In 1776, the political right-- the Ted Cruzes and Jeb Bushes and Marco Rubios of the day-- sided with the British monarchy against the American patriots.... more »

Suicide Bomber Was Blocked From Entering Stade de France

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Paris Attacks: Suicide Bomber Was Blocked From Entering Stade de France* A suicide bomber had a ticket to the France-Germany soccer game, but his explosive vest was found during a security check at the gate PARIS—At least one of the attackers outside France’s national soccer stadium had a ticket to the game and attempted to enter the 80,000-person venue, according to a Stade de France security guard who was on duty and French police. The guard—who asked to be identified only by his first name, Zouheir—said the attacker was discovered wearing an explosives ... more »

Pressure Builds For Big Military Response Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Reuters: *After Paris attacks, pressure builds for big military response to Islamic State* The Paris terror attacks are likely to galvanize a stronger global military response to Islamic State, after a U.S.-led air war that has lasted more than a year has failed to contain a group now proving itself to be a growing worldwide threat. The United States, long accused of taking an incremental approach to the struggle, is under growing political pressure at home and abroad to do more and it is expected to examine ways to intensify the campaign, including through expanded air power. U... more »

Though American Interference May Have Created It, ISIS Will Have To Be Destroyed

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 1 day ago
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 »

Are Syria's 'Moderate' Rebels Cooperating With The Russian Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin © Michael Klimentyev / Reuters *RT*:* Putin: Free Syrian Army shares intel on ISIS targets, US reluctant to cooperate* Russia has been cooperating with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which shared their intelligence on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) positions targeted by Russian airstrikes, said President Vladimir Putin in an interview on Friday. In an interview with the Interfax and Anadolu news agencies published on Friday, Putin said Russia has been considering any “reliable” information on the terrorists’ location in Syria. “We have even worked... more »

Large Military Exercise Took Place On Same Day As Paris Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

Rick Santorum Bombshell: US Created ISIS And Caused Paris Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

Netanyahu: We Have Intel About Paris Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

KIPP Investigated for Assault on Five Year Old

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
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 »

Saturday Night’s Democratic Debate, from Conservative Twitter

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[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 »

Sgt. Nick Fury's Howling Commandos and Holocaust Revisionism

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*1972* *"The Germans again and again missed their chance, ...of setting our cities ablaze by a concentrated attack. Coventry was adequately concentrated in point of space, but all the same there was little concentration in point of time, and nothing like the fire tornadoes of Hamburg or Dresden ever occurred in this country. * *But they did do us enough damage to teach us the principle of concentration, the principle of starting so many fires at the same time that no fire fighting services, however efficiently and quickly they were reinforced by the fire brigades of other towns c... more »

Catchy Little Tune for a Saturday Night

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*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 Statement On Paris Attacks: “France, More Is Yet To Come”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“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 »

Syria’s President Offers To Help France Fight The Islamic State, If It Drops Its Goal Of Ousting Him

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

Syria Talks Produce Election Road Map Leading To Elections Within Two Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

Excellent Video From RedsilverJ: Paris Attacks - Staged Bombing Shooting Hoax For Syrian Invasion Exposed!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
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 »

Paris -- Who made the terror?

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 day ago
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 (

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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San Francisco Music Tech Summit Surprises-- Thanks To Streaming Revenue Avengers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
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 »

FBI interferes with Peltier art display Washington state

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
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

Nov. 14: The Paris killings.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
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 »

Putin Started European War When ‘He Killed Former Polish President’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

Paul Craig Roberts: "A baker in Colorado was punished because he would not bake a wedding cake for a homosexual marriage. A county or state clerk was punished because she would not issue a marriage license for a homosexual marriage. University professors are punished because they criticize Israel’s inhumane treatment of Palestinians. Whistleblowers are punished—despite their protection under federal law—for revealing crimes of the US government. And children are punished for being children." And that is not the worst. "Protesters, war and otherwise, are beaten, tear gassed, arrested. The American police state is working hard to criminalize all criticism of itself."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *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 »

BROWN PEOPLE MAKING NOISE: Dehumanization, denigration and wanton killings.

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 1 day ago
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…

Mild Start To November

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
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, […]

Restaurant Fires Patron Who Berated Autistic Delivery Driver

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[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 »

Reaction to the Paris Attacks: World Offers Condolences and Condemnation

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[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 »

CBS Rethinks Tonight’s Democratic Debate to Reflect Paris Attacks

The New York Times at The Stream - 1 day ago
[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*.

‘Boots on the Ground’ and Other Military Jargon are Designed to Confuse

The Guardian at The Stream - 1 day ago
[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*.

Russia: Friday 13th Paris Attacks ‘A Masonic Ritual For World War 3′

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

19 Still Missing After Brazilian Dam Collapse Floods Town With Toxic Mud

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

Boston Marathon Bombing ‘Victim’ Admits Hoax

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

ADHD Drug Adderall ‘Is Basically Crystal Meth’ Warns Doctor

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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: We’re Coming For Russia ‘Very Soon’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

The Staggering Cost of a Night Out With the NFL

Ozy at The Stream - 1 day ago
[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*.

Spanish Court Issues Warrant To Arrest Israeli PM Netanyahu

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 Say They Will Target Britain, Italy And USA Next

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
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 »

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