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“This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.” I can't believe it is here. This weekend we get to close a chapter on the Hunger Games and I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Katniss will embark on a dangerous journey from District 13, with Peeta, Gale and Finnick to attempt to assassinate President Snow. It is a journey that could liberate the citizen of Paneem from tyranny, but what will be the personal cost to Katniss? I have been amazed again and again at the Hunger Games movies. I always want the movies to turn out the way I ...more »
[image: Bleeding America - 900] There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. Someone once said that the First...more »
This morning we looked at Hillary's nutty 9/11 excuse for her closeness to Wall Street. I meant to include an essay by her husband's former Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, that appeared in *The Guardian* a few days before her gaffe. It's about how working people, seeing their wages stagnate and their job security diminish, are getting angrier and angrier at the political establishments of both parties. On the right, the populist revolt has taken a decidedly fascist turn as Trump, Carson and Cruz dominate and the establishment candidates like Bush, Kasich, Christie and Rubio are at a...more »
[image: -2.jpg] Now the man tasked with ensuring the historical accuracy of the series has revealed why Downton does not do God. Alastair Bruce, who serves as the show's historical advisor, said that executives in charge of the series had ordered producers... Continue reading *“God Banished From Downton Abbey”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.
[image: Je Suis Charlie, Paris, France, Anti-Terrorism, Charlie Hebdo] The instant online symbol of global support for Paris after last week’s attacks was a roughly rendered peace symbol with an Eiffel Tower in the middle of it. The French designer Jean Jullien sketched it as soon as he heard...more »
[image: Beirut] A father, with his young daughter watching, sacrificed himself to save others when terrorists struck Beirut last week. The day before the horrific massacre in central Paris left the world reeling, two attacks during rush hour in Lebanon's capital city... Continue reading *“The Fearless Father Who Threw Himself on a Suicide Bomber, Saving ‘Hundreds’ in Beirut”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
Pope Francis has issued an unsettling warning about the “end times” to all Christians worldwide, following Friday’s Paris terror attacks. He has called on fellow Christians to “be ready” for the coming apocalypse. In the Sunday speech, the Pope addressed ten thousand pilgrims in Saint Peter’s Square, expressing his “deep sorrow for the terrorist attacks that bloodied France”, likening it to Jesus’ preachings about the end of the world. Breitbart.com reports: “Such barbarity leaves us shocked and we wonder how the human heart can conceive and carry out such horrible events, which ha...more »
ISIS have released a new video where they have directly threatened to attack Washington D.C. and any other countries supporting airstrikes against Syria. In the video, footage from the aftermath of the Paris attacks is shown, followed by a man delivering a warning to countries involved in what he calls the “crusader campaign”. “We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the centre of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washing...more »
Following Friday’s Paris attacks, Donald Trump has warned that Syrian refugees entering the U.S. may be way of allowing terrorists, including ISIS militants, to enter the country. “We have no idea who these people are, we are the worst when it comes to paperwork,” Trump told CNBC. “This could be one of the great Trojan horses.” CNN.com reports: Trump has been saying for weeks on the campaign trail that the U.S. should not accept refugees from the civil war torn country, and he says he’s only standing by that position stronger in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. ...more »
A white-owned Mexican restaurant called "Illegal Pete's" will open in December at the doorstep of the University of Arizona. A growing debate surrounds the restaurant's opening - a debate that could ultimately touch every university in the country. In this case, the proposed restaurant is just one block from the main entrance to the university, and it is precisely where the campus pep rallies take place before the big games. Because of the restaurant's location, its opening has ramifications that go beyond legal or real estate questions. Yet, at the moment, the university is remaini...more »
[image: Obama] Last week concluded the final election of President Obama's tenure that didn't involve replacing him. After seven years in office and as many elections, the Democratic Party has taken a beating worse than the Republican Party took under George W.... Continue reading *“Obama Has Decimated His Own Party Unlike Any Other Modern President”* at *observer.com*.
[image: Islamic State] CIA Director John Brennan warned on Monday that the attacks in Paris claimed by the extremist Islamic State movement were not a "one-off event" and that the militants may have similar operations ready to launch. Foiling those plots, however, could... Continue reading *“CIA Chief Warns Islamic State May Have Other Attacks Ready”* at *reuters.com*.
[image: Dem presidential debate - 400] Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate offered the country a moment of clarity that exposes just how brittle and discredited the worldview of America's elites has become--and it showed that critiques of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approach to policy... Continue reading *“Why Can’t the Dems Say ‘Radical Islam’?”* at *thedailybeast.com*.
[image: gun] In February, after the last round of jihad in Paris, I wrote a column calling on every Jewish man, woman and child in Europe to get a gun and learn how to use it. I now wish to revise my statement: the goyim should... Continue reading *“I’ll Say it Again: If You Live in Europe, You Need a Gun”* at *tabletmag.com*.
[image: Pharisees and Sadducees Tempting Jesus - 400] Criticizing the "Pharisees" is recurrent in Pope Francis' words. In numerous discourses, between 2013 and 2015, he has spoken of "the sickness of the Pharisees" (7th November 2013) "who rebuke Jesus for not respecting the Sabbath" (1st April 2014), of... Continue reading *“The Pharisees and Sadducees of Our Time”* at *rorate-caeli.blogspot.com*.
The Underground Thomist/J. BudziszewskiatThe Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Philosopher, The Thinker, Musee Rodin, Statue] Ever since Sen. Marco Rubio's comments about vocational training during last Tuesday's Republican debate, I've been getting letters from friends, students, and former students who know my checkered past. Like this one: Continue reading *“A Philosopher Who Was a Welder Considers Marco Rubio’s Call for Fewer Philosophers and More Welders”* at *undergroundthomist.org*.
Officials in Brussels have said that the people responsible for Friday’s attacks in Paris were likely to have used Sony’s Playstation 4 to coordinate the operation. The game consoles allow the terrorists to communicate more securely due to the effective way they encrypt data, making it more difficult for the authorities to communications. Yahoo News reports: “The thing that keeps me awake at night is the guy behind his computer, looking for messages from [the Islamic State group, or ISIS] and other hate preachers,“ Jan Jambon, Belgium’s federal home affairs minister, said Friday, a...more »
I was just driving home and the NPR host was talking about a poll on Climate Change. By the time I started paying attention, I had missed the details or who had done the poll. I figured I'd find it on Google when I got home. But I can't find it. And it was interesting because the findings were at odds with what most of us assume about Climate Change. First of all, they found that Americans believe it's caused by man and say they'd be willing to pay to ameliorate that. And not just liberals in San Francisco. Every state. Both parties and independents. Yes, Republicans as well as no...more »
I hadn't realized that the pictures of Ramey would become so important and there would be a few who though you can't understand this without seeing the "missing" Ramey picture. There has been an offer to share this picture with others, though it seems that permission must be obtained from another, I found this which came out of the trip to the University of Texas at Arlington in April. It certainly won't appease everyone, but at least you all can have a look at the missing Ramey photo that apparently only appeared in the newspaper and that the negative is not available. The Ramey/D...more »
...put out a trivial and boring newspaper today. So let's save it until the end. I was quite shocked by CBC TV coverage of news of the Paris killings. It was almost as unprofessional as Irving press always is. One news cast ended with a sad and mournful scene of people setting candles and flowers on a Paris sidewalk in mourning. Now, it is sad. But where were all those mourners when France was torturing and murdering the people of Algeria and Indo-China? And how come we never saw that on TV news? Where were the news stories when France, leading up to that terrible day in Paris...more »
[image: Los Zetas] PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila -- A team of Los Zetas cartel gunmen brazenly crossed the Texas border waters of the Rio Grande in order to elude Mexican authorities who had been chasing them. Once in Texas, the Los Zetas gunmen were... Continue reading *“Los Zetas Cartel Gunmen Crossed into Texas, Disappeared into US”* at *breitbart.com*.
*November 13th/2015- Interesting?: Saudi Arabia's Syrian Adventure May Soon Be Over* By Salman Rafi *If you didn't read the post from November 12th- Saudi Russo Rapproachment- Back on Track: F William Engdahl **Consider it background or a lovely follow up.* *Reports of Saudi king’s possible visit to Russia indicate that Saudi Arabia’s adventurism in Syria is coming to a close.* [image: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud]Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud may be visiting Russia soon According to the Russian presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, the visit of Sau...more »
"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes are seen to trace out NGC 1309's spiral arms as they wind around an older yellowish star population at its core. *Click image for larger size.* Not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy, observations of NGC 1309's recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars contribute to the calibration of the...more »
*"When Death Comes"* "When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn, when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering; what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility, and I think of each life as a flower, as...more »
The media creates that which you are supposed to believe. Don't. It was obvious all the accusatory fingers were going to point in that direction. Cause there was a Syrian passport found immediately PennyNovember 14, 2015 at 7:00 AM Putting this bit here: A 'syrian' passport was found- near the man who detonated the suicide bomb? which means nothing at all- these were being handed out like candy to the fleeing refugees- traded like kids trading hockey cards in Canada- at least the way they used to- what makes it interesting is that it tells us where the illegitimate authorities want u...more »
*"Benedicto" * “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profile...more »
“Existence is not a negation of negatives. Evil, not value, is an absence and a negation, evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us… The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default...” ”When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute, when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, it’s picked up by scoundrels—and you get the indecent spectacle of a cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil. ~ Ayn R...more »
* "As Time Goes By"* by Chet Raymo "Is time something that is defined by the ticking of a cosmic clock, God's wristwatch say? Time doesn't exist except for the current tick. The past is irretrievably gone. The future does not yet exist. Consciousness is awareness of a moment. Or is time a dimension like space? We move through time as we move through space. The past is still there; we're just not there anymore. The future exists; we'll get there. We experience time as we experience space, say, by looking out the window of a moving train. Or is time… Physicists and philosophers have...more »
Jason Jones & John ZmirakatThe Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: migrant crisis2 - 900] There is no reason for the U.S. or any Western country to accept a single Muslim refugee ever again. The very meaning of "refugee" that justifies accepting people outside of our normal immigration quotas and without regard to our national...more »
*Martin Chulov, The Guardian*:* Isis: The Inside Story* One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with middle-distance stares, wearing brightly-coloured prison uni...more »
CIA director John Brennan says the spy agency “knew” that ISIS terrorists were planning to attack “Europe in particular.” He also warned that more attacks were ‘in the pipeline’ Press TV reports: Brennan, who rarely appears in public, made the remarks at the opening session of the Global Security Forum 2015 in Washington, DC, on Monday in the wake of the Paris attacks, claimed by Daesh Takfirs, which left more than 130 dead and 350 injured. The CIA chief said the late Friday shooting and bombing spree was “not a surprise” as “We knew that plans or plotting by ISIL was underway looki...more »
*R. v Govenlock*, 2015 ABCA 343:  Trial judges have considerable leeway in their appreciation of the evidence and the proper inferences to be drawn therefrom, in their assessment of the credibility of witnesses, and in their ultimate assessment of whether the Crown’s case is made out beyond a reasonable doubt: R. v Biniaris, 2000 SCC 15 (CanLII) at paras. 24, 37,  1 SCR 381. Findings of credibility and of fact by a trial judge are entitled to great deference, and should only be interfered with on appeal if they are unreasonable, or in other words if they disp...more »
"As I'm sure you guys know by now, it is extremely difficult to stay alert and attentive, instead of getting hypnotized by the constant monologue inside your own head (may be happening right now). Twenty years after my own graduation, I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose ho...more »
"Honoria" by Taylor Caldwell “This is a true story about a nation which was once great. At the outset, we will call that nation "Honoria;" but you will readily guess her true name, as the story unfolds. Honoria had always been distinguished by a strong, sturdy, industrious middle class, composed of farmers, artisans, shopkeepers- virtuous and sane and devout. But the middle class presented a threat to an all-powerful government, determined to protect the rich and the strong- and the worthless, the mean, the haters-of-work, the whining cowards who wanted everything for nothing. So t...more »
Cold Winds they blow over icy seas. Don't look too much like no warmth to me. A Waste of Money A Waste called COP21. Alarmists want to transform the West; And so they try to do their best To take our money. Waste it at COP21. Alarm will return again and again They’ll come back for more money from you; Because their One aim is to transform Western economies. So, they’ll want money from you. They want more cash at COP21 COP21 more money A waste of money. *Based on A Taste of Honey* *Music by Bobby ScottOriginal Words by Ric Marlow*
*“There Are No Safe Spaces”* by James Howard Kunstler “I’m not persuaded that world opinion will ever “make sense” of the Paris attacks. The non-linear rules the day. So-called Fourth Generation Warfare works because there are so many small arms loose in the world and any band of maniacs with a few machine guns and a pound of Semtex plastic explosive can create the equivalent of a war zone in a given locality. As for the French military, the obvious first move was to bomb the ISIS “stronghold” of Raqqa. But haven’t the US and Russian air forces been doing exactly that for some time...more »
“Reflect on what happens when a terrible winter blizzard strikes. You hear the weather warning but probably fail to act on it. The sky darkens. Then the storm hits with full fury, and the air is a howling whiteness. One by one, your links to the machine age breakdown. Electricity flickers out, cutting off the TV. Batteries fade, cutting off the radio. Phones go dead. Roads become impossible, and cars get stuck. Food supplies dwindle. Day to day vestiges of modern civilization – bank machines, mutual funds, mass retailers, computers, satellites, airplanes, governments – all recede in...more »
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a news conference at the Group of 20 (G-20) leaders summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 16, 2015. *VOA*: *Obama: No US Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State* ANTALYA, TURKEY — President Barack Obama said it would be a mistake to deploy ground forces to defeat Islamic State militants, resisting calls at home and abroad for a more forceful U.S. strategy in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Capping the two-day G-20 summit in this Mediterranean resort, the U.S. leader held a news conference at which he ca...more »
*CBS:* *Bernie Sanders doubles down on climate change-terrorism link* Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doubled down on the link between terrorism and climate change Sunday in defense of his stance that global warming presents the greatest national security threat to the United States. "If we are going to see an increase in drought, in flood, and extreme weather disturbances as a result of climate change, what that means is that people all over the world are going to be fighting over limited natural resources," the Vermont senator said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Natio...more »
You can understand the thirst for vengeance. Last night, France flew sorties over Syria to strike IS targets in Raqqa, the capital of their ramshackle semi-state. They reportedly hit a recruitment centre and munitions depot. Other facilities on the receiving end of French ordinance were a hospital, a museum, a stadium, and a chicken farm. Still, "something" has been done. IS have had a taste of fire, even if civilians every bit as innocent as the murdered in Paris lost their lives in the French bombing. Whenever there is an appalling outrage on Western soil, or mass civilian casua...more »
*way to go Butch!* Idaho joining *16 other states refusing to take any refugees from Syria.* *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*: November 16, 2015 (208) 334-2100 15:069 *GOVERNOR OTTER CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO HALT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT EFFORT* (BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter called on President Obama today to halt the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program until the vetting process for all fo...more »
By Paul Homewood With stormy weather in the news at the moment, it is worth recalling what HH Lamb had to say about the prevalence of storms in the Little Ice Age. From his book, “Climate, History and the Modern World”:- It is a clear reminder that, in this part of the […]
[image: RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATIVE CROP - Victims lay on the pavement outside a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Police officials in France on Friday report multiple terror incidents, leaving many dead. It was unclear at this stage if the events are linked. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)] Friday’s terror attack in Paris has shifted national security and counter-terrorism to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign. The Republican candidates have in almost one voice denounced President Obama’s efforts to fight Islamic State -- or lack thereof. And starting with...more »
[image: Playstation 4] After Friday's horrific terror attacks on Paris, security experts are weighing the frightening possibility that Sony's PlayStation 4 has become a communication tool for terrorists. Three days before Friday's terrifying events in the French capital, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon... Continue reading *“Did ISIS Terrorists Use Sony’s PlayStation 4 to Plot Paris Massacre?”* at *foxnews.com*.
The Weekly Standard/William KristolatThe Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: MU - 400] To give oneself the law is the highest freedom. The much-lauded 'academic freedom' will be expelled from the German university; for this freedom was not genuine because it was only negative. It primarily meant lack of concern, arbitrariness of intentions... Continue reading *“The Self-Destruction of the American University”* at *weeklystandard.com*.
[image: Paris victims] From Moscow to Mexico, people around the world are holding vigils to commemorate the lives lost in Paris. Continue reading *“Watch: The World Pauses to Honor Paris Victims”* at *abcnews.go.com*.
*“Ross Taylor finished with 290 … The previous highest score by a visiting Test batsman in Australia was Tip Foster's 287 [in 1903]”* CRICINFO: “Ross Taylor finished with 290 at a strike-rate of 77.54; only Virender Sehwag, David Warner and Matthew Hayden have Test scores of 250-plus at a quicker tempo. And Taylor did it with nothing but classic batting, picking gaps and striking the ball along the ground. He scored 43 fours but not a single six. ”With a single pushed down the ground off Nathan Lyon, Taylor moved to 288 and past a record that had stood since 1903. The previous hi...more »
Scottish councils are set to welcome new Syrian refugees tomorrow, saying that the attacks in Paris over the weekend will have “no effect whatsoever” on their plans. Far right Scottish Defence League demonstrators clashed with pro-refugee activists at the weekend. The Guardian reports: Members of the Scottish Defence League gathered in the village of Monkton, south Ayrshire, on Sunday afternoon, claiming to have been approached by residents who were unhappy at speculation that refugees were being given emergency accommodation at a nearby hotel. Fuad Alakbarov, a human rights activis...more »
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed a crown at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. on Thursday. Photo Willie Wilson *Scott Shackford, Reason*: *And Now It’s Time for the Ritual Blaming of Edward Snowden for Terrorism* *Here’s why CIA Chief John Brennan is full of crap.* CIA Director John Brennan clearly wants Americans (and the rest of the world) to believe that because Edward Snowden revealed that the United States was collecting massive amounts of data about its own citizens, the reforms that we have demanded have somehow, in some fashion, contributed to Friday's terrori...more »
KATE BRUMBACK & CARA ANNAatThe Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Homage for Paris victims, Paris attacks] French President Francois Hollande said Monday the attacks in Paris targeted “youth in all its diversity,” the 129 victims of 19 different nationalities. Here are their stories: -- Guillaume Decherf, 43, had written about the latest album by Eagles of...more »
NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden has been blamed for causing Friday’s Paris attacks by some mainstream media and U.S. officials. Snowden, America’s favourite national security scapegoat has been accused of having “blood on his hands” after being blamed for undermining the security services abilities to collect information on terrorist suspects. Snowden has revealed the underhanded way the NSA and other organisations snoop on people’s privacy and trample on their rights, in the name of national and international security. The authorities who are fighting terrorism and the people’s c...more »
Travel restrictions for #France now in effect for American military, DOD personnel, and family members. Details at https://t.co/YtiOAzPLRp — U.S European Command (@US_EUCOM) November 16, 2015 *Washington Post:** U.S. military bans troops from traveling to Paris on free time* The U.S. Defense Department has banned U.S. troops and employees from traveling in their free time within 50 kilometers of Paris, following the terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday night. The ban was put in place late Sunday by U.S. European Command. It applies to all military personnel, civilian...more »
Having failed to find a "suitable" conservaDem to run in California's CD-25 (Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and the Antelope Valley), the DCCC finally seems to be yelling "uncle" and offering their support to progressive candidate Lou Vince-- but with a caveat: They're indicating they will fund him *if* he can show then he can fund himself! We know that sounds odd, but... it's the DCCC. They're like a bank-- they only give money to candidates who don't need it! So progressives have to think about ponying up enough money to show that Lou could run a respectable campaign without the DC...more »
[image: Economic Policy by Mises] *This book, ‘Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow’, might be Mises's best-selling book. It is a very clear explanation of the basics of economic policy: private property, free trade, exchange, prices, interest, money and inflation, socialism, fascism, investment, and much more. As Mises discusses each topic, he addresses the many merits of market institutions and the dangers of intervention. These chapters [partially excerpted below] were originally delivered as lectures in Argentina in 1958, at the University of Buenos Aires,...more »
John Oliver rants about gigantic f***ing a***holes on HBO’s Last Week Tonight show, referring to ISIS terrorists who killed 129 people in Paris on Friday the 13th. “You want a battle of cultures with France?! Good f***ing luck!” said the British host of the HBO comedy show on Sunday. “You just brought a philosophy of rigorous self-abnegation to a pastry fight, my friend.” The Daily Mail reports: Parisians said his caustic remarks had ‘made their day’ after suffering 72 hours of chaos, fear and misery as they mourned the deaths of 132 people massacred across the city by Islamist gun...more »
Rhonda (aka Randi) Weingarten has a piece in Huffington Post that seeks to offer charter lovers some context for understanding Hillary's recent remarks about charter schools. A central element in Weingarten's ongoing dissembling about charters is to try to explain away her own support for segregated corporate charter schools by pointing to Albert Shanker's one-time support for charters: Charter schools are publicly funded schools with flexibility in program design and operations. The late AFT President Albert Shanker was one of the first proponents, believing public school teachers ...more »
[image: Muslims protest terror attack on Mumbai] My tweet simply said, "We know that most Muslims today are not terrorists. We also know that most terrorists today are Muslims." I tweeted this out on Friday night in the midst of the terror attacks in France, and I...more »
Real Clear Politics/Scott RasmussenatThe Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz2 - 400] At the Republican Presidential debate last week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz did something unusual for a politician -- he gave a straightforward answer to a question. Yes, Cruz made clear, if the Bank of America was on the brink, he would... Continue reading *“Cavuto’s Question to Cruz at GOP Debate Obscured This Reality: If the Big Banks Failed, Depositors Would be Protected”* at *realclearpolitics.com*.
[image: Islamic State] U.S. authorities have charged more than 60 men and women around the country with alleged Islamic State activities. Men outnumber women in those cases by about 5 to 1. The average age of the individuals -- some have been charged,... Continue reading *“The Islamic State’s Suspected Inroads into America”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
*DW:* *More 'Islamic State' attacks in the 'pipeline,' says CIA chief* Intel agencies are working "feverishly" to uncover the militant group's attack plans, CIA Director John Brennan says. The intel chief's statement comes as two US states suspend resettlement programs for Syrian refugees. Speaking at the Washington-based think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan said Monday that "Islamic State" plans for operations - similar to Friday's attacks in Paris - were "inevitable." "I would anticipate that...more »
------------------------------ The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag? Posted on November 13, 2015 by WashingtonsBlog Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) *admit *to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos: (1) Japanese troops set off a small explosion on a train track in 1931, and falsely blamed it on China in order to justify an invasion of...more »
[image: Syrian Refugees at Greece:Macedonia Border - 900] They are from some of the oldest Christian communities in the world, from lands where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah walked, and where Jonah called the people of Ninevah to repentance. But today these Christians have been targeted for death,...more »
[image: refugees] At least 11 Republican governors have announced plans to block Syrian refugees from resettling in their states in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying... Continue reading *“Growing Number of States Refuse Refugees”* at *thehill.com*.
This post is sponsored by Acorn. Potty training is my least favorite part of being parent. I have long said that if I could pay someone to do one element of parenting for me. It would be potty training. When I first started thinking about potty training my oldest, I felt overwhelmed. So many people said they could do it in three days or one day. How was I supposed to teach her that in 1 day? Then I talked to my sister. My sister has five little boys and she is something of a super mom. She promised me that potty training in one day was absolutely doable. I followed her advice and i...more »
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters*: *Dead killers, hunted suspects after Paris attacks* France, which along with Belgium has launched a massive manhunt for people involved in the attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris on Friday, is striving to establish the identities of the attackers and chief suspects. Following is a list of some of the seven attackers who died, as well as others named in the investigation. *More News And Details On the Paris Attackers* Paris Attacks 9: Portrait of a terrorist ring emerges -- CBS News Who were the suspects behind the Paris attack...more »
*Time*: *Hunt for Suspects in Paris Attacks Spreads Across Europe* French and Belgian officials mounted major sweeps of suspected militants in both countries on Monday in an attempt to dismantle the terror network that plotted the devastating attacks in Paris, while French President François Hollande cautioned the country that France is now “at war”—and is likely in for a long fight. For only the second time in the country’s history, both houses of the French Congress met not in Paris, but 16 miles away in the ornate Versailles chateau. That underlined the sense that Friday’s atta...more »
*BBC: **Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande* France is committed to "destroying" the so-called Islamic State group after Friday's deadly attacks, President Francois Hollande has said. He said he would table a bill to extend the state of emergency declared after the attacks for three months and would suggest changes to the constitution. France's military campaign against IS in Iraq and Syria will also intensify. IS says it carried out the attacks on bars, restaurants, a concert hall and a stadium in which 129 people died. *More News On French President Hollande Decl...more »
[image: France bombed ISIS] *So much more to think about overnight . . .* “They deal in chaos, but they work from a script. The failure to understand that is costing us dear. ”There is a playbook, a manifesto: *The Management of Savagery/Chaos*, a tract written more than a decade ago under the name Abu Bakr Naji, for the Mesopotamian wing of al-Qaida that would become Isis. Think of the horror of Paris and then consider these, its principal [and self-contradictory] axioms…” *Mindless terrorists? The truth about Isis is much worse* – Scott Atran, GUARDIAN “It is highly likely th...more »
[image: Syrian Refugees] Key Republican lawmakers began amplifying calls Monday to halt the resettlement of thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States -- with some threatening to use a must-pass spending bill next month to force the Obama administration's hand on the... Continue reading *“GOP Steps Up Threats to Halt Syrian Refugees”* at *politico.com*.
[image: anti-abortion group] The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an anti-abortion group’s bid to force the federal government to reveal more information about a $1 million grant it made in 2011 to women’s health provider Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire. The nine... Continue reading *“Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Abortion Group’s Planned Parenthood Case”* at *reuters.com*.
[image: UN Logo Speech Bubble - 900] World leaders will meet in Paris in the coming weeks to negotiate a global agreement on carbon emissions, but there are seven good reasons to believe the talks will fail. The 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) is supposed...more »
A group of computer scientists has a pair of retractions for duplicating “substantial parts” of other articles written by different authors. Both papers, published in Neural Computing and Applications, are on ways to screen for breast cancer more effectively. According to the abstract of “An improved data mining technique for classification and detection of breast cancer from mammograms,” computers […] The post Plagiarism detected in two papers on improving detection of cancer by mammograms appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*Reuters*:* Obama rules out U.S. troops on the ground to fight Islamic State* U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday ruled out a shift in strategy in the fight against the Islamic State despite the deadly attacks in Paris last week, saying putting U.S. troops on the ground to combat the group "would be a mistake." Obama, speaking at a news conference following a G20 leaders' summit in Turkey, said the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria would redouble efforts to implement its current strategy rather than moving in a new direction. "There will be an intensi...more »
The Hacker group Anonymous has posted an on-line video, declaring war on ISIS following the Paris attacks that claimed 129 lives. On a Twitter post the “internet gathering” group told ISIS that it would “unite humanity” against them. “We are coming to get you, we will be hitting you harder than ever”. We are Anonymous. We are legend. Expect us. The Metro reports: The man behind the Guy Fawkes mask says in French: ‘Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. ‘You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against...more »
*Reuters*: *G20 vows joint security steps after Paris attacks; no new strategy on Syria* World leaders vowed tighter border controls, more intelligence sharing and a crackdown on terrorist financing after the Paris attacks, but there was little sign at a summit on Monday of a dramatic shift in strategy against Islamic State in Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking at the end of the G20 meetings in Turkey, said the coordinated attacks in the French capital were a setback in the fight against the jihadists, but that putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria to combat them "...more »
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By Paul Homewood http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/12/world/asia/china-coal-power-energy-policy.html?_r=0 NY Times reports: ONGXIANPO, China — Just outside the southwest border of Beijing, a new coal-fired power and heating plant is rising in Dongxianpo, a rural town in Hebei Province. Cement mixers roll onto the site. Cranes tower above a landscape of metal girders. When finished, the plant, […]
*New York Times*:* Belgian Who Fought for ISIS Masterminded Paris Attack, Official Says* BRUSSELS — The French authorities have concluded that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 27-year-old Belgian man who has fought in Syria for the Islamic State, was the mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks. A French official briefed on the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss operational details, said that Mr. Abaaoud, who had been wanted in Belgium for a terrorist plot that was foiled in January, had mentioned plans to attack “a concert hall” ...more »
[image: Eagles of Death Metal] The American rock band Eagles of Death Metal has confirmed its intention to play in Israel this summer, in the wake of a deadly attack on its concert in Paris. Continue reading *“Despite Paris Concert Attack, Eagles of Death Metal Confirms Israel Gig”* at *haaretz.com*.
Jeremy Corbyn has joined other voices in criticising the mainstream media over their coverage or rather lack of, over the recent terrorist attacks that took place in Lebanon and Turkey. Drawing attention to recent attacks in Ankara and Beirut, he said that “a life is a life” no matter where in the world it was taken. The Labour leader argued that compared to the Paris attacks, they got “hardly any publicity” and called for the media to “report things that happen outside of Europe as well as inside”. While Corbyn stressed that he found the Paris attacks appalling he urged the press t...more »
[image: President Barack Obama attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.] Presiden...more »
*CawRANT Events #14* Its a frosty and grey day on the West Coast...time for another *CawRANT.* Really, there's so much to cover in this RANT and so little time. I'm really pressed for time these days, because I'm preparing for a big Christmas Craft Fair on the weekend and want to get all my crafts in order by the middle of the week. First a few housekeeping matters. I've cleaned up my *Favourites Blogroll on the right.*..deleted some and added some great new finds. The new ones are fantastic...don't want to single any out in cause I miss one.The ones I deleted were definitely dysi...more »
A French soldier patrols in the train station in Nantes, France, as security increases after last Friday's series of deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe *Washington Post*: *How the Paris attacks combined more than a decade of terrorist tactics into one night* Well-armed gunmen attacked six different locations across Paris on Friday night in one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in French history. Suicide bombs exploded outside of the Stade de France, attackers stormed Le Carillon — a popular restaurant — and hundreds were taken hostage at the Bataclan theater, wher...more »
By Robert Parry The atrocities in Paris, killing more than 120 people, have brought forth the usual condemnations against terrorism and expressions of sympathy for the victims, but the larger question is whether this latest shock will finally force Western leaders to address the true root causes of the problem. Will President Barack Obama and other leaders finally level with the American people and the world about what the underlying reasons for this madness are? Will Obama explain how U.S. “allies” in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, have been fueling thi...more »
*How many unions in the Sanders Donor List will actually endorse him, and how many will endorse the Citigroup candidate? (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* Despite gathering two national endorsements recently — the nurse's union and the postal workers union — Senator Sanders campaign is having trouble convincing union leaders to support him instead of Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that many union members support Sanders. I've included one article on that below, from the LA Times. Note as you read that the proffered reason for this disconnect is her assumed greater ...more »
One of Greenland’s biggest glaciers is crumbling. The melting of the huge Zachariae Isstrom glacier on Greenland’s east coast could mean a rise in sea levels by half a metre. Scientists are warning that a major glacier is breaking up and rapidly adding to the volume of water in the North Atlantic. The Zachariae Isstrom glacier holds enough water to raise sea levels by half a metre. The break up of the ice means that sea levels will rise for decades to come. Another larger glacier to the north of Zachariae Isstrom is vulnerable to breaking up and is also melting rapidly. Should the N...more »
Again, I have been under increasing attacks by certain "commentators" that are spewing their trash and insults and trying to flood my comment section with their usual antics... It does seem that I and others have definitely struck a nerve and are on the absolute right track in calling the "attacks" in Paris frauds and a false flag event... Well, just to piss off those Hasbara/JIDF agents even further, I want to present a most revealing article that comes right from the psychotic state of Israel itself... For according to the following article from the Times Of Israel website at www....more »
Theresa May tells us that "... the attacks have nothing to do with Islam...". The trouble is that ISIS say diferent, that's The Islamic State. Now who is likely to be the bigger expert on Islam: Theresa May or ISIS? Please watch this previous post.
ISIS operatives in amongst the 'refugees' - who could see it happening? James Clapper, the Director of US National Intelligence, Robert Spencer and others could. Did Angela Merkel not do her due diligance? Is the West at war with Islam? ISIS openly say that they are at war with the West.
Click on photo to enlarge *The aftermath of a barrel bomb attack in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria, earlier this month.** Credit Karam Al-Masri/Agence France-Presse* *Syria is rapidly becoming a blowback death trap for all the major countries involved; Russia, France, Britain and the United States with Israel an active silent partner. ISIS is making it a death trap for each participant with the recent Russian Airline tragedy and Paris mass killings being the latest examples ~ Britain and the United States will most likely follow if we continue on the path of empire building...more »
Above is the short trailer for the No MUOS documentary with English subtitles. The whole documentary (Italian only) can be viewed *here * Even though you might not understand Italian you can still get a great feel for the Sicilian culture and countryside and come away with a much greater understanding about their campaign to oppose the US space warfare communication base.
Above are three short videos from the recent protests in Seoul, South Korea against the President Park Geun-hye (daughter of former brutal South Korean dictator) government that is cracking down on labor unions, small farmers, social justice and peace movements. The right-wing government wants to break the unions which are fighting attempts by the corporate dominated government to get rid of permanent jobs and vastly increase the number of 'irregular' (part-time) workers. Currently 33% of all Korean workers are irregular. See more on this *here* In recent days the government has...more »
I have posted this Vice News report before but I think that it needs watching again especially by those who say Islamic State are nothing to do with Islam. Parts of this video shows how civic society behaves under Sharia law. Everything within IS is shaped by and defined by Islam according to the Koran. "...those who don't obey will be forced" Watch the Belgian Islamist preacher and his son, listen to the men and boys that speak afterwards? Now ask yourself how many Islamist preachers, their children and others think the same but are still living in Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Lon...more »
[image: Hillary Clinton - 900] Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "often confused," according to an email made public Monday from former co-chief of staff Huma Abedin to frequent Clinton companion Monica Hanley. In a Jan. 26, 2013, email, Abedin asks Hanley if she...more »
[image: F-16 fighter] Beirut (AFP) – Strikes by the US-led air coalition fighting the Islamic State group destroyed 116 fuel trucks used by the jihadist organisation in eastern Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday. In a statement, the Pentagon said the trucks were... Continue reading *“U.S.-Led Strikes Destroy 116 ISIS Fuel Trucks in East Syria”* at *news.yahoo.com*.
[image: Hillary and Bill - 400] It was not a tricky question, but Hillary Rodham Clinton found a way to make it so. Toward the end of the latest Democratic presidential debate over the weekend, she was asked about the rash of campus protests and whether... Continue reading *“Clinton’s Debate Performance Leaves Trail of Fodder for Political Adversaries”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
By Paul Homewood http://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2015/11/16/warm-start-to-november/ Early provisional figures* (1-15 November) show the first half of November has been very mild with maximum daily temperatures 3.8C above average for the UK Central England Temperature data set shows the start to the month has been the second warmest since this record began in 1772. Local temperature […]
Two Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies are seen in a horrifying, violent video brutally beating a suspect with batons after catching up with him following a chase. Sheriff Gregory Ahern put two officers on paid administrative leave on Sunday, after the emergence of a 13-minute video showing the excessive beating of a man. The suspected car thief was punched to the ground and repeatedly beaten with excessive blows from police batons following a car chase in San Francisco bay area on Thursday. An internal investigation has been launched by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office after the ...more »
The French President Francois Hollande said that France will intensify its military operations in Syria, calling it “the biggest factory of terrorists the world has known.” During his address to both houses of parliament, Hollande said France was committed to destroying the ‘cowards’ who carried out the Paris attacks. The BBC reports: He said he would table a bill to extend the state of emergency declared after the attacks for three months and would suggest changes to the constitution. France’s military campaign against IS in Iraq and Syria will also intensify. IS says it carried out...more »
Chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits is heading to court today, where a California judge will decide whether or not to dismiss her lawsuit against fourteen people and two Nevada corporations. Among the defendants: the Whittemore Peterson Institute in Reno, Nevada where Mikovits used to work; the institute’s cofounders, Annette and Harvey Whittemore; a colleague with whom she shares […] The post Chronic fatigue syndrome-XMRV researcher heads to court today, alleging conspiracy appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*The good news*: Bernie Sanders (with some pretty, pretty, pretty good help from Martin O'Malley) beat Hillary Clinton handily in Saturday night's debate. *The bad news*: Nobody saw him beat Hillary Clinton on Saturday night. Okay, so eight million of the already converted watched him beat Hillary Clinton. Otherwise, they were busy doing normal things on a Saturday night, such as watching college football players pummel each other into permanent organic brain damage and premature death. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, autocratic head of the Undemocratic Party, has pummeled the citizenry a...more »
Jeremy Corbyn doubts that renewed air strikes by French forces targeting ISIS will have much of an impact. In an interview with ITV, the Labour party leader called for a political settlement to solve the Syrian crisis, although he admitted that it would be “very difficult to achieve”. He said the targeting of ISIS by French air strikes would “probably not” make a difference and that we need to ask who is funding ISIS and who is providing safe havens for them…”you have to ask questions about the arms everyone has sold in the region.” The BBC reports: The so-called Islamic State group ...more »
I have been searching for the best time line of exactly what happened during that obvious false flag attack in Paris, France last Friday, the 13th of November, 2015... And I do believe I found it... Right now, I want to present the following article that comes from "The Naked Truth In A Confused World" website, at www.thenakedtruthinaconfusedworld.blogspot.com... This article is the best "time line" of the events of that fraud Paris false flag attack that I have seen so far, and I want to share it with all of my own readers here... I do of course have my own thoughts and comments to...more »
*“World Getting Ready for War- Warren Pollock”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Geopolitical and financial analyst Warren Pollock warns, “The world is getting ready for war.” Pollock says the signs are everywhere, including the recent and very public missile launch off the coast of California. Pollock explains, “They are firing them in the direction of China. What is so amazing is the ocean is a vast place. They could have chosen anywhere to launch these missiles from and, instead, they launched them right next to a metropolitan area. So, really, they are sending a message to the ...more »
The mother (circled) of a Paris suicide bomber says her son 'did not mean to kill anyone' - and claims he may have blown himself up because of stress *Daily Mail*:* Mother of Paris suicide bomber says her son did not mean to kill anyone... and claims he may have blown himself up because of STRESS* * Ibrahim Abdeslam blew himself up in attack outside cafe Comptoir Voltaire * He was one of three brothers said to be at the heart of the ISIS terror cell * Their family has since claimed that Ibrahim, 31, may have been 'stressed' * Attacks in French capital killed at least 129 and left hund...more »
[image: President Barack Obama_900] ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday conceded that the Paris terror attacks were a “terrible and sickening setback” in the fight against the Islamic State, but forcefully dismissed critics who have called for the U.S. to change...more »
[image: Bernie Sanders 2 - 900] Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders still believes global warming is the greatest threat to America's national security, rehashing the stance taken by Democratic politicians in recent years that carbon dioxide emissions are more dangerous than terrorists. "If we are going to...more »
In *Tinkering toward Utopia .* . ., Tyack and Cuban offer this reminder (117-118) that extrinsic reward induced competency-based schools is nothing new. If you read on to the following pages, you find that the education companies of the late 1960s were found to be cooking the books in terms of what students learned on the new computerized systems. Seems like nothing has changed except the frequency and size of the contracts going to the corrupt education industry. Oh, one thing has changed: today we have no oversight:
[image: Eiffel Tower Paris Attacks Lit Up - 900] PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): 7:35 p.m. American basketball player Shawn James has not traveled with his Spanish club to play a game in France because of security concerns following the...more »
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015Part 1—The medical kit of the press:* Be forewarned! For our money, Stacy Schiff's new book is an annoying, difficult read. You won't be told that in the reviews, almost all of which are glowing. But for our money, Schiff takes a fascinating historical episode and, through her precious, confusing constructions, makes it a very hard slog. That said, even Schiff can't rob this episode of its fascinations. In the passage shown below, she describes the state of medical science in the Massachusetts colony at the time of the Salem witch trials. Samuel Parris i...more »
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Abadi has faced a difficult situation from the day he entered office in 2014. His latest problem is trying to deal with protests demanding reforms, while juggling the power struggles within his own Dawa party and the State of Law list. To help explain what the premier is going through is Harith al-Qarawee, a fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, and the author of *Imagining the Nation: Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-political Conflict in Iraq*. He can be followed on Twitter @harith_hasan. *1. Haider Abadi was c...more »
President Vladimir Putin has said that he has shared Russian intelligence data on the financing of ISIS with his G20 colleagues He said that the terrorist group are being financed from 40 countries and is reported to include G20 member states. During the summit, “I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) units by private individuals. This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them,” Putin told the journalists. RT reported that Putin also spoke of the urgent ...more »
What are the specific health benefits to skipping out on meat? We’re not totally sure, after the largest organization for nutrition professionals pulled its 2015 position statement on this issue only weeks after publishing it in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The “Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets” was […] The post Nutritionist group pulls position statement on vegetarian diets for “inaccuracies and omissions” appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*The Long War Journal:* *Afghan Troops Surrender to Taliban in Helmand* Sixty-five Afghan soldiers and several of their officers laid down their weapons two days ago and surrendered to the Taliban in the embattled district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand. Some reports suggested that the Afghan troops defected to the Taliban, but the jihadist group has indicated that the troops merely laid down their arms. The Afghan company’s surrender was confirmed by both Afghan officials and the Taliban. Helmand governor Mirza Rahimi told reporters that “65 Afghan security force me...more »
[image: ISIS flag Syria] Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a site used by... Continue reading *“Islamic State Threatens Attack in Washington”* at *reuters.com*.
[image: Ted Cruz] He has more cash than any other Republican candidate. He is organized in every county in the first four voting states. And he has served up one strong debate performance after the next. Now, not three months from primary season,... Continue reading *“Rival Campaigns Starting to Fear Ted Cruz”* at *politico.com*.
[image: Marriott SLC] NEW YORK (AP) -- Marriott International is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will secure its position as the world’s largest hotelier. The stock-and-cash deal, if completed, will add 50 percent more rooms to...more »
The yuan has rapidly grown in importance in recent years as China -- the world's top trading nation -- has used it to settle more of its commerce, and made it directly convertable with more currencies (AFP Photo/) *AFP*: *China welcomes IMF backing to make yuan world reserve currency* China on Saturday welcomed backing from IMF experts that the yuan should be included in its reserve currencies, saying the move would strengthen the world's financial system. Now the world's second-largest economy, China asked last year for the yuan to be added to the elite basket of SDR currencies, b...more »
*Daily Mail:* *Putin comes in from the cold: Desperate world leaders cosy up to Russian President to get him to join the fight against ISIS* * Barack Obama seen sharing a joke with the Russian President at G20 * David Cameron meets Vladimir Putin one-on-one for the first time in a year * British PM strikes a conciliatory tone in a bid to win backing of Russia * Putin accused of using airstrikes to target opponents of Asad and not ISIS * Deal agreed to cut off terrorist financing and tackle extremist ideologies Desperate world leaders today lined up to try to woo Russian President ...more »
it's the same as this animated-GIF of the supposed de-evolution of the human face back to its ape-origins it just doesn't work, there's glitches in the desperate-hope of ancestral linearity, there's obvious missing links and irregularities in the single path back to our supposed ancestors... much like Proto-Indo-European into Proto-Celtic into the supposed Celtic trade language of the stone-iron age to the modern Atlantic-coast dialects of the title of this post. Proto-Celtic (let alone its supposed father-tongue Proto-Indo-European) just doesn't sound related in any way shape o...more »
*Daily Mail:* *The mastermind of terror: Officials say Paris massacres were planned by Belgian who once recruited his 13-year-old brother to fight for ISIS in Syria and posed smiling next to decapitated bodies* * Mastermind of Paris massacres is believed to be ISIS executioner and recruiter Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, * He is from an area of Brussels known as the 'Jihad capital of Europe' and a 'den of terrorists' because of terror links * French police are hunting Salah Abdeslam, 26, whose brother Ibrahim was a bomber. Sibling Mohammed in custody * Anti-terror police held 'getaway dr...more »
Guest Post by Neil Catto http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11976698/UK-weather-Britain-braces-for-furious-storm-battering.html On Friday 6th November The Daily Telegraph had a front page article by Eleanor Steafel; “Storm Abigail’s 70mph winds may put damper on fireworks.” “Britain’s first named storm could bring 70mph gales and torrential downpours to scupper firework displays this weekend. Storm Abigail – named […]
By Paul Homewood https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/inside-barents-ice-crystal-ball/ More from Ron Clutz on how changing North Atlantic currents affect Arctic ice extent: On a previous post (here), I linked to a recent study positing that variations in Barents Sea ice extent are predictive of Arctic extent for at least 1-2 years later. In other words, […]
March 11-13 Tucson Book Festival March 14 Revolutionary Book (Banned books) Day:Several sites proposed March 15 Theater/Filmfest Day (Pima Community College proposed) March 16: proposed: all day immigration activities: Derechos Humanos and the Binational Migration Institute Operation Streamline, the border, Eloy immigration detention center March 17 = All day Indigenous Knowledges Gathering (Global Justice Center) https://www.facebook.com/indigenousknowledgegathering… March 17 eve reception): National Association for Ethnic Studies March 18-19: National Association for Ethnic Studies Conf...more »
Corruption seems to accompany Margaret Spellings wherever she shows up. Within days of her appointment as President of the UNC System, a secret meeting was held to hand out 20 percent raises to 12 of the system's chancellors. Were these the chancellors who supported her absurd appointment for a whopping $750,000 per year ($150,000 higher than her qualified predecessor)? CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Governors of North Carolina's public university system gave in Friday to legislative demands for details of a closed-door meeting that resulted in big pay raises for a dozen top campus executiv...more »
Hillary felt the shoe fit when Bernie started talking about Wall Street's concerted effort to buy off the political system with millions of dollars. She interrupted to claim he was trying to "impugn my integrity." Watch in the video above. And keep watching as she uses typical GOP talking points to explain why her political career has been built on Wall Street money. We'll come back to Hillary in a moment. First I want to remind you that the Financial Sector is the #1 source on political contributions (legalized bribery, plain and simple) in our democracy. So far this year the sec...more »
An Islamic State flag flies over the custom office of Syria's Jarablus border gate as it is pictured from the Turkish town of Karkamis, in Gaziantep province, Turkey August 1, 2015. Reuters/Murad Sezer *Reuters*: *Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries* Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday...more »
[image: San Quentin Prison - 900 000] Former San Francisco 49ers star Kermit Alexander is death penalty opponents’ worst nightmare. Foes of the death penalty argue that the criminal justice system is skewed against African-Americans and that prosecutors are less likely to seek the death penalty when...more »
[image: Guantanamo prisoner] MIAMI (AP) -- Five men who have been held for more than 13 years at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said Sunday. The five Yemeni men...more »
[image: Counterculture] What does counterculture look like? The term was coined at a time when the Judeo-Christian worldview held sway over American institutions. Much of the culture still operated on moral assumptions drawn from the Bible. Family, marriage, the boundaries of gender... Continue reading *“In Search of a Counterculture”* at *realclearreligion.org*.
[image: Climate change] After being harangued by conservatives and mathematicians, liberal news outlets -- the Washington Post, Time, Slate, The Daily Beast, a few others -- began admitting that the claim that women earn 77 cents on the dollar is a lie. Let... Continue reading *“A Consensus on Climate Change? A Closer Look at The 97% Claim”* at *nationalreview.com*.
*New York Times*: *Supporting France, Obama Loath to Add Troops to ISIS Fight* ANTALYA, Turkey — For President Obama, the short-term response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was straightforward and relatively easy: The American military and intelligence agencies provided information to help French warplanes bomb Islamic State targets on Sunday in the group’s stronghold in northern Syria. Determining the long-term response, however, may be exponentially harder. Even as Mr. Obama searched for ways to step up the war against the terrorist group, which has expanded its operations b...more »
[image: Anonymous Hacker Paris Attacks] Hacker group Anonymous have apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by posting a video declaration of war against the terrorist group that calls itself “Islamic State.” In the as-yet-unverified video, posted on YouTube, a spokesperson wearing the group’s signature... Continue reading *“Did the ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Just Declare War on ISIS?”* at *cnbc.com*.
[image: Syrians] Along with hundreds killed and wounded, the Paris attacks have had a multitude of indirect victims: Syrian refugees seeking safety from war. They are now being shunned more strongly than before over fears that terrorists could be mixed in with... Continue reading *“After Paris Attacks, Governors Push Back against Obama Plan to Bring in More Syrian Refugees”* at *cnn.com*.
[image: Eiffel Tower Paris] WASHINGTON -- Defying Western efforts to confront the Islamic State on the battlefield, the group has evolved in its reach and organizational ability, with increasingly dangerous hubs outside Iraq and Syria and strategies that call for using spectacular acts of... Continue reading *“Strategy Shift for ISIS: Inflicting Terror in Distant Lands”* at *nytimes.com*.
[image: WCPO_Baby_infant_hand_holding_hands] PHILADELPHIA – Autopsies had previously been performed on two babies whose bodies were found next to a trash-littered used car lot in Philadelphia, police said on Sunday. The bodies of a baby boy and girl were discovered in the Kensington... Continue reading *“Police: 2 Newborns Found Dead Near Philadelphia Car Lot”* at *newsnet5.com*.
[image: Officer James Smith puts a flower near the photo of his wife, Officer Moira Smith, NYPD, who died on Sept. 11th.] After the 9/11 attacks, no one disputed that Moira Smith was a hero. The 38-year-old police officer led over a hundred bleeding people out of the World Trade Center, one after another, until the building collapsed and buried her beneath its... Continue reading *“Husband of 9/11 Hero Returns Award Given to Late Wife after Caitlyn Jenner Earns Same Honor”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
http://news.nationalpost.com/ It didn't take long for Justin Trudeau to be tested. On Friday night, the gauntlet was on the ground -- thrown, not by Canadians, but by terrorists in the streets of Paris. Michael Harris writes: For Justin Trudeau, mass murder in Paris is his trial by ordeal as prime minister. It didn’t take very long. At the end of the month, Paris was supposed to be the glittering venue where a new, young prime minister, and an impressive delegation, would announce to the world that the old Canada is back. No more fossil...more »
VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV & JOSH LEDERMANatThe Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: G20 Turkey Summit] ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) -- Pressed for a strong response to the Islamic State group’s assault on Paris, the world’s top industrial and developing nations are set to outline their coordinated response to what President Barack Obama has described as an...more »
[image: Paul Ryan foreign policy] New Speaker Paul Ryan built his reputation as the GOP's strongman on fiscal policy - but when it comes to foreign affairs, Ryan has been a good soldier and not the leader of the fight. Now that he's stepped into... Continue reading *“As New Speaker, Ryan Will Be Quickly Tested on Foreign Policy”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
LORI HINNANT & SYLVIE CORBETatThe Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Paris, France - May 13, 2013: Armed soldiers go on patrol at the Eiffel Tower. One of the top tourist destinations in the world, the tower also attracts political protests, bomb scares, terrorist threats, and suicide attempts. Photo/ iStock] PARIS (AP) -- French police raided 168 locations across the country and detained two dozen people as authorities identified more members of a sleeper cell said to be behind the Paris attacks that killed 129 people. French and Belgian jihadis...more »
*Dartmouth Protesters Assault Students While Screaming Racial Threats* *An excellent lesson in what the naive white students are defending* A group of Black Lives Matter protestors at Dartmouth College led a violent protest Thursday, hurling racial insults at students and pushing them up against a wall as they tried to study in the library, The Dartmouth Review reports. “Fuck you, you filthy white fucks!” “Fuck you and your comfort!” “Fuck you, you racist shit!” they reportedly yelled. About a 150 Dartmouth protesters shouted as they marched through Baker-Berry Library at Dartmo...more »
*New studies flip climate-change notions upside down* The sun will go into "hibernation" mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society's annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it - the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova's model is said to have near-perfect accuracy. So what is a "solar minimum"? Our sun doesn't maintain a constant intensity. Instead, it cyc...more »
You'll have to go look here, but the government has made a major change: foreigners in Taiwan may now engage in volunteer work without it being a problem for the visa. Here is the letter, annotated. As an informed friend notes: "It's not true that foreigners couldn't volunteer before. They could, but it had to be through a foundation or institution with a registered volunteer plan. Now you can clean the streets as you please." _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, a...more »
Some real reporting from political author Gearóid Ó Colmáin about the Paris attacks Based in Paris, Ó Colmáin is an independent political analyst from Cork, Ireland In his 10 minute interview with Russia Today he destroys the fake news about ISIS and the attacks in Paris
In light of the attacks in Paris and the end of Jihadi John, I'm guessing there will be lots of workplace cooler talk about Muslims and Middle Easterners in the news. Inevitably, someone will go on a rant about Muslims. That person will get you sued unless you shut them down speedy quick. A recent example is a lawsuit filed after a Muslim employee was taunted by coworkers with cries of, "Allahu Akbar" when he was on the phone and setting his password as, "BinLaden1." The coworkers claim it was all in good fun. Not surprisingly, the Muslim employee was not amused. So yes, it is some...more »
RAPHAEL SATTER & JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGatThe Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: This undated image taken from a Militant Website on Monday Nov. 16, 2015 showing Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud. A French official says Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks was also linked to thwarted train and church attacks. (Militant video via AP)] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels’ most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d’Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium’s most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old...more »
*Source: GIOT and Planeta UFODate: 11/14/15* *Argentina: Strange Lights at Cerro San Javier, Tucumán* Strange lights at Cerro San Javier, Tucumán. This event took place at around 8:00 pm. A family was going along Calle Crisóstomo and Av. Colón when they noticed three very white lights - one of them very bright and large, even more so than the planet Venus. The two smaller lights disappered toward the North, according to one of the witnesses, toward Mt. Taficillo, while the larger one rose over Cerro San Javier, vanishing to the West. Another witness, who was closer to the scene...more »
*Nantou city*. FT last week ran a piece on Taiwan's problem with China blocking Taiwan's entry into FTAs and other international arrangements and organizations. It observed (and no, I don't link to FT, not after they grievously harmed both the US and Taiwan with their intervention in the 2012 election): “It’s a big problem,” said Lin Chu-chia, deputy minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, which is responsible for managing relations with Beijing. “We know that international economic co-operation is quickly increasing and Taiwan is a small, open economy. Without TPP and RCEP ...more »
Evening wrap....... *Matthew Reed* @matthewmreed 5h 5 hours ago Coalition already hit ISIS #oil network more in last 2 wks than any month prior. Then it took out 116 tanker trucks [image: Embedded image permalink] *fred walton* @fredwalton216 6h 6 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Rudaw English All of a sudden , pressure being applied against ISIS in Mosul. fred walton added, *Rudaw English* @RudawEnglish Twin blasts target #ISIS in #Mosul http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.as px?pageid=172317 … http://fb.me/2lhJvEPL9 *Andrew Kirell* @AndrewKirell 6h 6 hours ago ...more »
[image: Jesus Carrying the Cross - 900] "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and follow me." (Matthew 16:24 NLT) Jesus minced no words when He told each of His disciples to take up -- to...more »
But, a fossilised tree takes like twenty million years to create... So, the possibilities are that the fossilised tree at the heart of the Bryn Celli Dud long barrow on Anglesey is: *a) a found object that bridges the wood=living stone=death belief systems of Megalithic Monument Builders * *b) a purposefully engineered object* that was intentionally grown in this way over a vast period of pre-historic time* *c) a combination of the two where the petrification of the tree trunk takes place in highly-acidic high-silicate environments, again just for this purpose, which speaks ...more »
Some people have actively or passively supported the European open-door policy towards the migrants from Syria and the rest of the Middle East because of their naivite. They were not necessarily evil or stupid people; they just thought that millions of people may be happier and it costs "almost nothing". The Friday 13th attacks – which have killed at least 132 people plus 7 animals so far – have changed these people's understanding of the issue. Slovak PM Fico said: We have been saying that there are enormous security risks linked to migration. Hopefully, some people will open thei...more »
[image: Florent Groberg-900] U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg (Ret.) receives the Medal of Honor at the White House on Nov. 12, 2015, for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan. We salute Capt. Florent Groberg and his fellow soldiers for their selflessness, honor and...more »
Only 1 TBSP of Coconut Oil Produces Powerful Health Changes, Study Confirm by Sayer Ji Green Med Info, 11 November 2015 *A simple tablespoon daily of coconut oil could promote weight loss and improve cardiovascular health, reveals a new clinical study. * A new study titled, "*A coconut extra virgin oil-rich diet increases HDL cholesterol and decreases waist circumference and body mass in coronary artery disease patients*," holds great promise in those suffering from overweight, obesity, and heightened cardiovascular disease risk, and against which pharmaceutical approaches ofte...more »
These are not your usual al-Zawahiri underwear bombers; these are precision killers. I should preface this essay by saying that I've personally enjoyed being a part of the western "found passport" paradigm. It solves all problems. And relieves governmental bodies of having to pay for serious investigatory followups. Why do we even pay forensics cops to work these large events anymore?
Frankly, I am not sure there is a way to defeat ISIS which is worth the price in lives and treasure it probably would take. However, I am curious to know what other bloviators think our strategy ought to be. I found several online. Quite a large number of them call for an all-out ground war against ISIS. I chose three pieces to consider: In Esquire magazine, Charles P. Pierce thinks the answer is to cut off their funds, particularly that coming from people who run countries, like Saudi Arabia, with which we are in league: *It's time for this to stop. It's time to be pitiless agai...more »
*Daily Mail*: *Obama meant that ISIS had only been 'contained' GEOGRAPHICALLY, claims his adviser in damage control interview after the President was criticized for comments* * President Obama said in an interview that aired Friday that ISIS was 'contained' and he didn't believe the group was gaining strength * On Friday, more than 125 were killed in Paris at the hands of ISIS terrorists in a series of bombings and shootings * Today Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the president specifically meant that ISIS wasn't gaining ground in Syria and Iraq Deputy National S...more »
*Daily Mail:* *Obama and Putin's power huddle: The two most powerful men in the world hold 30-minute meeting hunched over a coffee table at G20 after the president vowed to 'redouble' fight against ISIS * * Pair were huddled on the sidelines of the G20 meeting away from reporters * They could be seen on a television feed but the talks could not be heard * Obama said 'skies have been darkened' by the attacks in Paris on Friday * He pledged solidarity with France and its effort to hunt down perpetrators * But he offered no details about what the U.S. or its coalition partners might ...more »
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 »
*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 »
The Spectator/Douglas MurrayatThe Stream - 1 day 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*.
*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 »
*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 »
*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 »
*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 »
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 »
*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 »
[image: Merkel-Germany and Hollande-France__1443438139_22.214.171.124] 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*.
[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*.
[image: ISIS flag__1425209208_126.96.36.199] 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*.
[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*.
[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*.
[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*.
[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*.
[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*.
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 […]
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 »
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.