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'A Special Forces Soldier prepares to breach an...A Special Forces Soldier prepares to breach an entryway while training in close quarters battle tactics at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
U.S. Army soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Divisi...U.S. Army soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division wearing ACH helmets in the M81 Woodland pattern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A sign at one of the entrances to Fort Bragg.A sign at one of the entrances to Fort Bragg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Fort Bragg Put On Alert After Soldier Shows Up in A Halloween Suicide Bomber Costume

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
*Daily Mail:* *Terror scare at US Army base after soldier turned up in a suicide bomber Halloween costume* * Unidentified soldier caused lockdown at guarded checkpoint at Fort Bragg * He was wearing a Halloween costume that looked like an explosive vest * Bomb squad had to clear the site in case the terror threat was real * It is not known whether the soldier will be punished A soldier caused a terror scare at a US Army base last night after dressing up as a suicide bomber for Halloween. The unidentified serviceman tried to walk through one of Fort Bragg's guarded checkpoints wea... more »

Ignoring the Obvious Lesson in the SC Classroom ‘Excessive Force’ Incident

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Tossed student] A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used “excessive force.” What has received far less attention,... more »

Tomorrow Seattle Voters Decide If They Want Honest Elections... Or Not (Maine Too)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
- By Shetha Alaskar Seattle has a history of progressivism and innovation. In 2013, we were the first major city to pass a $15 minimum wage and set an example that was followed in by communities across the country. Tomorrow, November 3rd, we’ll have a chance to vote on campaign finance reform and change the way America thinks about fair elections. Initiative 122, nicknamed Honest Elections, would institute some of the tightest campaign contribution limits and regulations in the country, target the big money interests that currently buy our elections, and empower Seattle voters t... more »

Interview at Bloomberg TV Philippines

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
This morning, I was in a very short, live, one on one studio interview by host Quintin Pastrana at Bloomberg TV Philippines. Bloomberg is available only for Cignal cable subscribers. A friend, Reuel Hermoso, was able to watch it and posted a photo in fb with a note, “*Watching Noy sock it to government on Bloomberg PH TV.*” Thanks Reuel. I know, I know, I'm not a good public speaker or telegenic on tv, that is why I persist on writing. Anyway, how did I get there, well, segment host Quintin Pastrana said he found my articlelast week interesting, so he asked for an interview. It wa... more »

“Somebody Will Do Something Stupid”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Somebody Will Do Something Stupid”* by James Quinn “Is it just me, or does it seem like we are moving inexorably towards a global confrontation? China claims some islands in the South China Sea and we attempt to provoke a military response by sending a US warship within 12 miles of the disputed islands. We accuse both China and Russia of cyber terrorism on a regular basis, even though we released the Stuxnet virus into the Iranian nuclear facilities and have used mass surveillance against people around the world, including allied leaders. We created ISIS as part of our grand stra...more »

Has Lady Gaga ‘Woken Up’? Music Industry Speech Goes Viral

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
“We are unconsciously communicating lies” This is Lady Gaga since waking up to the music industry. A refreshing and very intelligent speech. Has she possibly experienced some kind of an awakening? In the video (below) Lady gaga describes why she was so unhappy and unfulfilled with the music industry, and what it is that made her want to quit. “I really don’t like selling fragrances. I don’t like wasting my time shaking peoples hands, smiling, doing selfies. It feels shallow. I have a lot more to offer,” she says. She goes onto say that she felt sad at being overworked just to make m... more »

Kids Aren’t Spending Enough Time Just Going Outside

New York Post at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: outside] The sporting-goods retailer REI announced that its 143 stores would be closed the day after Thanksgiving. Employees are off and the company won't even process web orders until the following day. Instead, it has built a dedicated #OptOutside website with... Continue reading *“Kids Aren’t Spending Enough Time Just Going Outside”* at *nypost.com*.

Obamacare is Still Failing

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Obamacare] For the press, the debate about Obamacare is over. There may be a few proverbial Japanese soldiers wandering on isolated islands yammering on about the failure of Obamacare, but word will eventually filter down to them, too. This assumption is... more »

Having Trouble Deciding Between Brands Of Satanism? Breitbart & Salon Can Help!

William M Briggs at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Satanism] It was Halloween, which was probably the excuse for the Breitbart article contrasting good, pure, "safe word" Satanism with bad, politically correct, social-justice-warrior-drenched Satanism. Boo. (Now I've had a few articles on Breitbart, and, this being the Internet where everybody... more »

Leaked Document: Obama Planning to Ignore Court Injunction on illegal Immigration

The Hill/Ian M. Smith at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: illegal immigration - 900] A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November's deferral-based amnesty initiative. The document, apparently prepared as... Continue reading *“Leaked Document: Obama Planning to Ignore Court Injunction on illegal Immigration”* at *thehill.com*.

Musical Interlude: Karunesh, “Moon Temple”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Karunesh, “Moon Temple” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1yQu6I0A4&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Bright star Markab anchors this dusty skyscape. At the top right corner of the frame, Markab itself marks a corner of an asterism known as the Great Square, found within the boundaries of the constellation Pegasus, the flying horse. The wide and deep telescopic view rides along for some 5 degrees or about 10 times the angular diameter of the Full Moon, with blue reflection nebulae scattered around the scene. * Click image for larger size.* And even though this line-of-sight looks away from the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, it covers a region known to be filled with nearby molecular... more »

How Monsanto Silences Scientific Critics

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Christina Sarich *- Monsanto has “an entire department” dedicated to debunking science which disagrees with that of the company. The post How Monsanto Silences Scientific Critics appeared first on Waking Times.

"I Learned This, At Least..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the univ... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo"A Map to the Next World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"A Map to the Next World"* "In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky. My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from the killing fields, from the bedrooms and the kitchens. For the soul is a wanderer with many hands and feet. The map must be of sand and can't be read by ordinary light. It must carry fire to the next tribal town, for renewal of spirit. In the legend are instructions on the language of the land, how it was we forgot to acknowledge the gift, as if we were not in it or of it. Take note... more »

Killing the Occupation Analogy

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
I have spent much time here at the Spew discussing various analogies and kinds of analogies, including how IR can be like tacos and how to make a good IR pop culture analogy. I love using analogies, and have often used them in my teaching, even as I know that they have their limits (thanks, […]

"There Is A Theory..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams

Chet Raymo, "Six Impossible Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Six Impossible Things"* by Chet Raymo "It is morning. Early morning. I am sitting at my desk with my laptop open before me. The shelves are lined with books. At my elbow, the big glass windows looking out to Dingle Bay. On the sill, morning glories and tomatoes. At my other elbow, a mug of coffee. In an hour or two I'll have breakfast. This is my White Queen time. "But one can't believe impossible things," cries Alice, in frustration. "Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast," replies the White Queen smugly. If I can believe six impossible th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Dublin, Ireland. Thanks for stopping by!

“The Power of Shut Up!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Power of Shut Up!”* By Chris “Sitting with my lovely wife recently in a hospital waiting room (don't ask) flicking through magazines, she showed me a picture of an elderly woman, a famous celebrity. Now, let me say that I care for celebrities and follow their movements in the same way I care for and follow the mating habits of the long-beaked echidna - not at all. Gratefully, my wife is the same. What was interesting about this celebrity was how young she looked. Medical advancements have already done wonders, and if even a tenth of the types of medical technologies we've see... more »

"Death As An Advisor"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Death As An Advisor"* by M.J. Higby “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson Steve Jobs once asked the question: “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to spend it the way that you’re about to?” If you sit in a quiet place and think deeply about this question, it becomes scary, yet liberating. Scary because one day everything we ... more »

"What We Are, And Are Not..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are." - Mack McGinnis

An additional comment on the teacher resignation narrative

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 3 hours ago
I wrote this the other day on a new genre of anti-reform exposition: the teacher resignation narrative. There are frequent accounts of teachers of all shapes and sizes dramatically and very publicly resigning from the classroom. I can only assume that, in a form of anti-reform prose, we the reader are expected to experience grave lamentations […]

FBI Website: Aliens Visit Us From Other Dimensions

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The FBI have admitted on their very own website that we have been visited by “beings from other dimensions”. The document says that the aliens are peaceful, human-like (but much larger), come from a different “etheric” planet, and can be reached by radar. The FBI.gov website reveals: A transcript of some of the most important details of the report have been compiled by UFO Sightings: 1. Part of the disks carry crews, others are under remote control 2. Their mission is peaceful. The visitors contemplate settling on this plane 3. These visitors are human-like but much larger in size 4... more »

Is The Mainstream Media “Hogtied” About Reporting Adverse Vaccine Issues And Events?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich *- With all the adverse events happening as a result of vaccinations, why isn’t the mainstream USA media reporting that? The post Is The Mainstream Media “Hogtied” About Reporting Adverse Vaccine Issues And Events? appeared first on Waking Times.

Here We Go Again: Al-Qaeda Threaten 9/11 Style Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged ISIS to commit 9/11 style attacks against the U.S. and the West. In a 16-minute message, titled ‘We Shall Unite To Liberate Jerusalem‘, al-Zawahiri calls for attacks against the West, and emphasises the importance on attacking the U.S. and Israel, saying: “Those who support Israel should pay in their blood and economy the price for supporting the crimes of Israel against Islam and Muslims”. Vocativ.com reports: He also called on fighters to follow in the path of those who carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks, “and the attacks i... more »

John McCain Caught Again! Senator Photographed With ISIS Chief

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
John McCain has been caught red handed yet again, this time with ISIS terrorist leaders in Syria. Senator McCain has courted controversy previously after a laptop belonging to one of his staffers was hacked, and a staged ISIS beheading was found in it. This time photo’s have surfaced (which were previously broadcast worldwide) in which the Senator is hanging out with the same individuals who are allegedly causing trouble in Iraq and Syria. Madworldnews.com reports: It’s pretty bad when Al Arabiya, a Muslim Middle East news paper, makes fun of your statement that you can identify th... more »

Pre-Crime: Man Arrested, Beaten For Being In ‘Crime Hot Spot’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A teenager was arrested and brutally beaten by cops after they confronted him for being in an area they deemed to be a “crime hot spot”. 18-year-old Connor DeLeire was tased and pepper-sprayed in a city-center confrontation with police, his father John DeLeire says. “They bashed his head against the cruiser, they bashed his head against the ground. They dragged him around,” said John DeLeire, who disputes the police department’s account of the arrest. According to police, Connor had “no good reason” for being in a “predictive hot spot” – a place police computers calculate to be area... more »

Richest Man in the World: ‘Representative Democracy Is a Problem.’

National Review at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 28JAN11 - William H. Gates III, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA, speaks during the session 'Polio: Eradicating an Old Reality Once and for All' at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2011.] From the first Morning Jolt of the week: Richest Man in the World: "Representative Democracy Is a Problem." Bill Gates is rapidly reaching supervillain status. When I sat down to hear his case a few weeks ago, he didn't evince much patience for... Continue reading *“Richest Man in the World: ‘Representativ... more »

Iceland PM Admits “We Dodged The EU Bullet”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Iceland’s Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has expressed his utter relief that the country decided not to join the European Union. In an interview last week Gunnlaugsson says that if Iceland had joined Europe in 2009, during the economic collapse, then Iceland may have suffered the same fate as Greece. “I am pretty sure our recovery couldn’t have happened if we had been part of the EU,” the Prime Minister said. Politico.eu reports: “We might have even gone the other way and become a bankrupt country,” he said. “If all these debts had been in euros, and we had been forc... more »

Universities: Welcome to the Left’s Dystopia

LifeSiteNews at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: the left] Nov. 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – What does the Left want our society to look like? What is their endgame? This is a question that often comes up in the circles I travel in. There are many answers to that question,... Continue reading *“Universities: Welcome to the Left’s Dystopia”* at *lifesitenews.com*.

Orders Were Ignored And 11 Men Died In A Black Hawk Training Exercise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Kevin Lilly, Military Times*: *Black Hawk tragedy: Orders were ignored and 11 men died* Inside one Of The Most Devastating Military Training Missions In Recent Memory. Seconds after his Black Hawk helicopter took off for a March 10 training mission — filled with seven Marine special operators and three fellow Louisiana Army National Guardsmen — the pilot remarked: "Gee, it's dark as [expletive]." Less than five minutes later, after a series of maneuvers and radio transmissions that suggested both helo pilots were disoriented by the lack of visibility, the UH-60M hit the waters ... more »

Worse Than Dick Cheney... But Will Normal Voters Recognize That In Ted Cruz Before It's Too Late?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
How much anxiety, in 1932, did it take for German voters to give the Nazi Party 37.3% of the vote-- their highest in a free election? That was in July of 1932 to be precise and 13,745,000 Germans elected 230 Nazis to the Reichstag. 4 months later-- with Hitler screeching that he should be Chancellor, instead of monarchist and centrist Franz von Papen-- new election didn't go aw well for the Nazi's, 11,737,000 votes (33.1%) and 196 seats. That was, suddenly, Germany's last free election. George W. Bush's assistant for policy and strategic planning and now a *Washington Post* column... more »

Houston Abandons Eminent Domain Against Black Church

Breitbart at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: eminent domain] The City of Houston has abandoned an effort to use eminent domain power to destroy the outdoor ministry area of Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church, a predominantly black church in Houston, Texas' Fifth Ward. The church was represented by the... Continue reading *“Houston Abandons Eminent Domain Against Black Church”* at *breitbart.com*.

The Most Important Essay in Economics

Action Institute at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Frederic Bastiat - 400] Imagine you receive an email from the Secretary of Education saying that you've been randomly selected for a test pilot program. In an attempt to democratize the educational system, 20 citizens have been selected to develop a curriculum that will... Continue reading *“The Most Important Essay in Economics”* at *blog.acton.org*.

Protest in Sicily Against NATO War Games

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Sicily protesting against Trident Juncture 2015, the largest military maneuvers in more than a decade, which NATO claims are designed to adapt the alliance to “emerging security challenges.” [That is code lingo for aiming NATO's war might against Russia.] The protesters marched through the streets of the city of Marsala, less than 10 miles (16km) from Vincenzo Florio Airport. The airport is a base for the 37th Wing of the Italian air force and is one of the forward operating bases (FOBs) used by NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control... more »

Quote of the Day: On being an artist

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Light of Mine*, by Michael Newberry *“Your personal vision is something to handle with great care, like holding a point of light in the cradle of your hand.”* ~ Artist Michael Newberry, from his post ‘Being an Artist: Approach Art Like a Child’ [Hat tip Stephen Hicks] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Middle Aged White Americans In Worse Health Than The Elderly

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
While people in the industrialized nations of the world and non-white Americans enjoy longer and better lives, the mortality rate among middle aged white Americans is increasing. This trend, that runs counter to the overall population, is blamed on increased prescribed addictive medications, poor diet, drug and alcohol abuse, debt crisis and suicide. Ars Technica reports: From 1998 to 2013, mortality rates of white, non-Hispanic Americans aged 45 to 54 rose by half a percent per year, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The trend is in stark co... more »

Israel Allegedly Bombs Syrian Missile Base Near Damascus

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Reports from Beirut indicate that Israel has struck the Syrian army at the 155th Brigade base north of Damascus near the Lebanese border. This follows another purported Israeli air strike in the area on Friday. Now Media reports: “Israeli planes breached Lebanese and Syrian airspace and bombed the Syrian regime’s 155th Brigade [base] in the Qutayfa area, destroying a number of missile warehouses,” media sources told the pro-rebel 7al.me outlet. 7al.me also spoke to a Syrian activist calling himself Ahmad Yabrudi, who told the outlet Israeli planes had “entered Syrian territory from ... more »

A Look At China's 'Covert' Media Empire In The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
INFLUENCE: State-run China Radio International is the little-seen power behind a global web of radio stations, including those affiliated with G&E Studio Inc in California, run by James Su (top right). The programming sticks close to the Chinese government line. REUTERS/Stringer; Beijing Association USA/Handout; Lucas Jackson *Reuters:* *Beijing’s covert radio network airs China-friendly news across Washington, and the world* *The Chinese government controls much of the content broadcast on a station that is blanketing the U.S. capital with pro-Beijing programming. WCRW is part of... more »

Planned Parenthood History

Alliance Defending Freedom at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Margaret Sanger] To understand modern-day Planned Parenthood, we should understand Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger.

Cartoon: ‘Runaway Spending’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Ramirez - 110215 - Runaway Spending]

High School Player Ejected after Praising God in End Zone

ABC News at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Football Player Praise God - 900] What should have been a celebratory moment in the end zone at an Arizona high school football game has turned into controversy. Running back Pedro Banda, a senior at Dysart High School in El Mirage, Ariz., said he was ejected... Continue reading *“High School Player Ejected after Praising God in End Zone”* at *abcnews.go.com*.

Trudeau-bama to promote TPP- Not a Hope in Hell for Real Change!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Quoting Just-in Trudeau* Canadians, he said, had sent a clear message that it's *"time for change in this country my friends. Real change."* *"We beat fear with hope,"* Trudeau said. "*We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together."* * Real Change? Not even close!: From "Canada Saw Red"* *Getting my crystal ball out...* *Trudeau will divide this country,* same as Harper did, just in a different manner. *We will suffocate under political correctness.* We already did under Harper, but, it will get s... more »

Saving Syrian Refugees Won't Hurt the Economy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*The economic evidence is in, says Matthew La Corte in this guest post: Doing the right thing doesn’t cost anything in the long-run.* ------------------------------ New Zealand plans to take an extra 600 Syrian refugees over the next two-and-a-half years. The US plans to resettle 10,000 Syrians next year. Many eye that news with concern. Critics fear that refugee resettlement, though a compassionate program, will prove to be a far too costly endeavour. Yet economic evidence clearly suggests that, despite upfront costs, the long-run impact of resettlement will be neutral — and coul... more »

There Is No Oldham West By-Election Purge

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Appalling bad journalism is par the course for *The Telegraph* these days, and this idiocy from James Kirkup on the Oldham West Labour shortlist is no exception. Screaming, *Daily Mail*-stylee that "With an icepick in Oldham, Jeremy Corbyn's purge of Labour has begun", things must be very serious indeed. Except, of course, they're not. As was announced earlier, the four to make the Oldham West shortlist are local council leader John McMahon, Chris Williamson (ex-of Derby North), local councillor Mohammed Azam, and Jane East, our candidate in Colne Valley this May. It's a strong fie... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Vladimir Putin (C) shakes hands with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, November 24, 2014. Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters *Jonathan Adelman, CNN*: *What Putin is doing in the Middle East* (CNN)Russia's bold but limited military move into Syria has upended the strategy of the United States and its allies, who have reacted with plans to put U.S. boots on the ground. The White House announced Friday it would be sending "less than 50" Special Operations forces to northern Syria to offer logistical support to lo... more »

World News Briefs -- November 2, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*CNN*: *Russian plane crash in Egypt: It's too early to determine cause, officials say* How close are authorities to pinpointing what caused a Russian passenger jet to break up in midair and crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula? That depends who you ask. The airline says technical faults or human errors couldn't have caused Metrojet Flight 9268 to crash. But Russian officials say it's too soon to tell what made the passenger jet plunge to the ground Saturday, killing all 224 people on board. Experts agree it's too early to know for certain, and officials have downplayed an apparent ... more »

After 18 Years with No Safety Inspections and Four Dead Moms, Abortion Clinic Closes

Live Action News at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: abortion] After 27 years of performing abortions, Albany Medical-Surgical Center, run by the Family Planning Associates, has closed following a safety inspection from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The facility is notorious for safety violations, and the Pro-Life Action League has been... Continue reading *“After 18 Years with No Safety Inspections and Four Dead Moms, Abortion Clinic Closes”* at *liveactionnews.org*.

Jindal Edges Ahead of Bush in Iowa Poll

The Hill at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Jindal Edges Ahead of Bush in Iowa Poll] Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor who has been relegated to the undercard debate throughout the GOP presidential race, has edged out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in a new poll of Iowa. Jindal scored 6 percent support in... Continue reading *“Jindal Edges Ahead of Bush in Iowa Poll”* at *thehill.com*.

Beijing’s Covert Radio Network Airs China-friendly News Across Washington

Reuters at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: China-friendly news] BEIJING/WASHINGTON - In August, foreign ministers from 10 nations blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. As media around the world covered the diplomatic clash, a radio station that serves the most powerful city in... Continue reading *“Beijing’s Covert Radio Network Airs China-friendly News Across Washington”* at *reuters.com*.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Justice Anthony Kennedy Just Explained Why He Should Resign

Conservative Review at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: anthony kennedy] As a public official performing his legal duties, Justice Anthony Kennedy is bound to enforce the law of the land, which is the Constitution that was ratified in 1789. If he feels that he is facing difficult moral questions in... Continue reading *“Justice Anthony Kennedy Just Explained Why He Should Resign”* at *conservativereview.com*.

“Fukushima – a Hushed Up Catastrophe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Fukushima – a Hushed Up Catastrophe”* by Robert Hunziker “The Fukushima disaster is radiantly exposed in the Pacific Ocean, but as for people behind the disaster, it is treated like the Manhattan Project, circa 1942… Top Secret! Still, “Its against international law to dump radioactivity into the sea, but that is precisely what is happening on a daily basis,” according to Dr. Keith Baverstock, former regional adviser for Radiation and Public Health, World Health Organization (“WHO”), speaker at the Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection, October 23, 201... more »

The Economy: "What’s Next: Deflation, Inflation, or Hyperinflation?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"What’s Next: Deflation, Inflation, or Hyperinflation?"* *by Bill Bonner* POITOU, France – "Last week, young colleagues at Bonner and Partners HQ in Delray Beach, Florida, put us on the spot. “What do we stand for as a publishing business?” they asked. “Who are we? How are we different from anyone else? What do we think that others don’t?” We are not the only publishers to offer opinions. And not the only ones with alternative points of view. So, to answer these questions, let’s look first at the range of opinions on offer… *Divided Opinions: *First, there is “the authorities mus... more »

The Whale Bus

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Pictures of France in the year 2000, as imagined by French illustrators in 1900. The ideas range from the astonishingly prescient—motor homes, mechanised farming, electric sweepers, postal delivery drones—to the frankly absurd. I’ll let you guess which one the Whale Bus fits into. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Studies Reveal Some Surprising Health Benefits Of Smoking Marijuana

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Medical marijuana has been commonly used for cancer, chronic pain, inflammation, nausea, glaucoma and many other ailments for thousands of years, although it must be said that cancer did not exist a few generations ago. In recent times thanks to the hippie movements of the 1960’s and the promotion of the illicit drug, a lot of research has been done on the cannabis plant, producing amazing positive results that have baffled the modern medical fraternity, who commonly depend on the pharmaceutical industry for their directives in study and prescription. Below are a few studies that sh... more »

EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated a Second Time on Pollution Tests

Matthew Daly & Tom Krisher at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated a Second Time on Pollution Tests] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Volkswagen cheated a second time on emissions tests, programming about 10,000 cars with larger diesel engines to emit fewer pollutants during tests than in real-world driving, according to the U.S. government. The German automaker installed software designed...more »

Missing Cargo Ship El Faro Found, NTSB Confirms

Fox News at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Bahamas Map - 900] The debris that turned up on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean Saturday is indeed the cargo ship that vanished in a hurricane, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday. The wreckage was found in 15,000 feet of water east... Continue reading *“Missing Cargo Ship El Faro Found, NTSB Confirms”* at *foxnews.com*.

Big Pharma Charges Up to 10x More for Drugs in US than in Other Countries

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Pharmaceutical companies can make up to ten times on a medication in the US. The post Big Pharma Charges Up to 10x More for Drugs in US than in Other Countries appeared first on Waking Times.

Putin Says Russia Must Stockpile Nuclear Protective Equipment

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian security council to get prepared for threats “both in peacetime, and – God forbid… in wartime.” Russia is to reassess her readiness to survive a nuclear, chemical or biological disaster and be able to protect her citizens. Putin has told the security council to get prepared for these threats and to increase the stockpile of protective equipment if necessary. The Independent reports: The order was given during one of Putin’s regular meetings with the council that is made up of the heads of Russia’s intelligence, defence and law enforce... more »

Chinese Jets Fly Over Disputed Waters In Response To U.S. Navy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
China has released photos of armed jets flying over disputed waters of the South China Sea, in response to the U.S. naval presence near the disputed Spratly Islands a few days ago. Chinese military photos show navy planes training with missiles, flying over the disputed South China Sea waters near Vietnam. Photos of Fighter Jets belonging to China’s South Sea Fleet could be seen on the navy’s official website on Saturday. The move by Beijing is seen by experts to be a protestation against U.S. warships patrolling near sovereign Chinese waters. The training exercise was carried out f... more »

Russian Passenger Jet Crash News Updates --- November 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Will this black box solve the mystery of Russian jet tragedy? Rescue team locate crucial information which could reveal whether passenger plane was bombed by terrorists or suffered technical problem* * Airbus A321 broke-up mid-air after takeoff from Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killing all 224 people on board * Terrorism and aviation experts believe a bomb was more likely cause for crash than a missile or mechanical failure * They cite fact there was no distress call and fuselage skin peeled outwards from 'force acting outwards from within' * Russian expert clos... more »

The EU Migration Crisis Shows No Signs Of Lessening

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
An Austrian soldier fixes the fence as migrants wait to cross the border into Spielfeld in Austria from the village of Sentilj, Slovenia, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC *Reuters:* *October's migrant, refugee flow to Europe roughly matched whole of 2014* The number of migrants and refugees entering Europe by sea last month was roughly the same as that for the whole of 2014, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday. The monthly record of 218,394 also outstripped September's 172,843, UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said. "That makes it the highest total for any ... more »

US Built $43 Million Gas Station In Afghanistan

Steve Birr at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: burning money - 900] In 2011, the U.S. set out to build a $500,000 gas station in Afghanistan as part of an effort to revitalize their economy. The final cost came in at $42,718,739, recent reports show. The Downstream Gas Utilization project, which was...more »

Nov. 2: Let's deal quickly with the Irving press...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
It's really hard to come up with something in a newspaper that says nothing. Today, the big, front page news flash is that a local politician has refused to tell reporters whether he expects to be in the new, federal cabinet. Reporters asked "Can you tell us?" He said, "no". Are you wondering how the reporter could get a full story of that? The answer is, she couldn't. Nobody could. Most of the story is actually about a provincial government meeting. The story tells us that the conferees sat around a table, and had their pictures taken. That's it. There is a good story, part of a ... more »

Inside a Chicago classroom...Update: Best to watch it now as it's being pulled from other sites...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*what language are these people speaking? It certainly doesn't sound like English.* I hope this is a joke. I fear it is not. *Update:* From Gateway Pundit: According to FOX2 News in St. Louis this video was actually shot in 2011 in the Chicago Vocational Career Academy. Several people have posted screen shots of an email apparently from CVCA administrators that reads: Thank you for your concern, We have recently become aware of a very unfortunate video that is being circulated on social media. While that is indeed CVCA, this video predates the current administration. Under o... more »

Rodney Hide still defending the indefensible

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: _RodneyHood]He’s back: The man who sold out a city's ratepayers for the sake of ministerial power, and all-but destroyed a political party in the process. Rodney Hide took all of ACT’s declining credibility and bet it on the losing horse of super-sizing Auckland council amalgamation—so bad a bet he had to leave the city, ashamed to show his face in front around the ratepayers he shat on. Yet he’s back this week, flogging that same dead horse, telling punters in the face of the abundant evidence to the contrary appearing in every spiralling rates demand they receive that “n... more »

The World's Most Expensive Gas Station In The World Is In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*FOX News:* *'Colossal waste': DOD slammed for $43M, US-funded gas station in Afghanistan* It might be the world's most expensive gas station — not to mention a gross misuse of taxpayer money, according to a top government watchdog. The Department of Defense spent $43 million to build a gas station in Afghanistan that should have cost roughly $500,000, the lead oversight team monitoring U.S. spending in Afghanistan has found. The discovery came as part of a broader investigation into allegations of criminal activity within the DOD's premiere program to kick-start the Afghan econo... more »

Do Republican Voters Really Believe That Blatant, Unabashed Lying Is OK For Their Crackpot Candidates?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Last week, the CNBC Republican debate in Boulder inspired us to try to figure out which of the candidates was the biggest liar. Friday the *National Memo* asserted that even some conservatives were dismayed by the non-stop barrage of lies by their pathetic deep bench of candidates. "They prevaricated about themselves, their policies, and their opponents, without blinking an eye-- and for the most part, they got away with it." Sam Youngman, probably the most respected political reporter in Kentucky, looked at the same phenomena but for tomorrow's Kentucky gubernatorial election. M... more »

Atheist Richard Dawkins Lambastes Ben Carson on Evolution: ‘That’s a Disgrace’

The Blaze at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson4 - 400] Atheist biologist Richard Dawkins continued his attacks on Republican presidential candidates over the weekend, taking specific aim at Dr. Ben Carson's rejection of evolution during an appearance on "Fareed Zakaria GPS." "You've just told me that all the Republican candidates... Continue reading *“Atheist Richard Dawkins Lambastes Ben Carson on Evolution: ‘That’s a Disgrace’”* at *theblaze.com*.

Thousands Demand The View Host Be Fired for Saying Kids Should Obey School Rules

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Raven Symoné The View - 900] Raven Symone, co-host of ABC talkshow The View, drew the scorn of thousands after expressing support for a South Carolina police officer who pulled a student from her desk after she refused to put away her phone. Symone said on...more »

In One-Child China, Second Children Often Live in Limbo

The New York Times at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: newborn - 400] BEIJING -- For 22 years, Li Xue has lived as a phantom, banished from mainstream life by China's "one child" policy. And even now that the Communist Party has declared an end to that policy, she said, there appears to... Continue reading *“In One-Child China, Second Children Often Live in Limbo”* at *nytimes.com*.

Bernie Sanders: Abortion is ‘Choice’ but Death Penalty is ‘Murder’

NewsBusters at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Sanders-Clinton - 400] I took it for granted that a leftist like Bernie Sanders would be opposed to the death penalty. Still, I was truly shocked to see Sanders -- not in some throwaway comment on the campaign trail but in prepared remarks... Continue reading *“Bernie Sanders: Abortion is ‘Choice’ but Death Penalty is ‘Murder’”* at *newsbusters.org*.

Access to Energy.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 8 hours ago
*Another Issue of "Carbon Sense” prepared for The Carbon Sense Coalition by Viv Forbes and volunteer helpers. Please help us spread the word. To subscribe click: http://carbon-sense.com/contact-us/* *www.carbon-sense.com* *3 November 2015* *Acknowledgement for Title: I must acknowledge my late friend Dr Petr Beckmann from Colorado, who for many year distributed a great energy newsletter called “Access to Energy”.This newsletter is now owned and distributed by Art Robinson:* *http://www.accesstoenergy.com/* *We Must Defend Our Access to Energy* * - it is threatened in Paris* Ev... more »

Green Fireball Lights Up Sky Over Bangkok

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A huge green fireball lit up the night sky over Thailand on Monday as it streaked past and exploded. According to reports, the flash was seen in several parts of the country, including the capital. Just spotted what looked like a meteor over Bangkok. Looked like it was so close to Earth. Genuinely speechless #Bangkok#Meteor#Space — James Duffy (@J_Duffy_) November 2, 2015 Dashcam videos were published soon after the fireball hit the sky showing the dark night turn into day for a few seconds. It is suspected that the fireball was a small meteor that burnt up in the atmosphere at a hi...more »

Obama Signs 2-Year Bipartisan Budget, Debt Deal

Kathleen Hennessey at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media after signing H.R. 1314, the "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015," Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in the Oval Office in the White House in Washington, before traveling Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on his way to Newark, N.J. Obama will spend the day highlighting the re-entry process of formerly incarcerated individuals back into society.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law a bipartisan budget bill that avoids a catastrophic U.S. default and puts off the next round of fighting over federal spending and deb... more »

The 7 Most Bible Friendly Companies

The Blaze at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: shopping_cart] The premiere group that researches the buying and spending habits of American Christians has revealed the top seven brands that are most in-tune with Bible-believers, using an innovative, new system to rank how compatible each company is with faithful consumers'... Continue reading *“The 7 Most Bible Friendly Companies”* at *theblaze.com*.

China’s New Two-Child Policy Will Not End Forced Abortion or Gendercide

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers/Reggie Littlejohn at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: China's one-child policy - 400] BEIJING, CHINA. Xinhua News Agency reported today that China will move to a two-child policy for all couples, "abandoning its decades-long one-child policy." Characterizing this latest modification as "abandoning" the One-Child Policy is misleading. A two-child policy will not end... Continue reading *“China’s New Two-Child Policy Will Not End Forced Abortion or Gendercide”* at *womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org*.

Fiorina Returns to The View Friday

The Hill at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Carly Fiorina 5 - 400] GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will take her feud with the hosts of The View directly to the ABC show itself on Friday. "My message to the ladies of The View is, 'man-up,' " she said on Fox News's America's... Continue reading *“Fiorina Returns to The View Friday”* at *thehill.com*.

US Army Control of Sinai Airspace

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
Department of Defense Press Briefing by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook in the Pentagon Briefing Room Press Operations September 8, 2015 *Q: All right. On a separate subject, the -- there were four U.S. military service members who were injured last week in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula. Can you update us on their condition?And is there an ongoing review by DOD and the interagency about the status of maintaining U.S. military presence at (off-mic)?* *MR. COOK:* *I don't have the exact characterization of their injuries at this point, whether the -- I know that there ... more »

Obama Could Use Executive Order To “Ban The Box” And Help Ex-Criminals

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
President Obama is expected to announce new measures to help ex-convicts reintegrate into society rather than to be eternally engaged with the modern privately operated penal system. Obama plans to announce an executive order to “ban the box” on federal job applications, a move which will bar employers from asking applicants about their criminal record. This will leave the door open for former prisoners to enter the job market rather than the prison cell. The Independent reports: “Each year, more than 600,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons,” the White House... more »

US & Israel Conducted ‘War Games’ At Russian Plane Crash Location

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Startling new revelations show that both the US and Israel were conducting war games in the Arava desert when Flight 9268 dropped off the radar, shortly before breaking up in mid-air and crashing in the Sinai, Egypt. The Russian plane crash has been blamed on ISIS fighters shooting it down, but now evidence has emerged, via Israeli state media, that an operation named “Blue Skies” or “Blue Flag” was taking place at the exact location and at the exact time as the crash. As reported by The Times Of Israel, in their headline, Blue Skies: Israeli, American, Greek, and Polish air personne... more »

Study: Processed Food Causes Same Addiction As Hard Drugs

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A study by the University of Michigan proves what alternative health researchers have known all along – that highly processed foods are as addictive, if not more so, than hard drugs. In Andrew Weil’s 1970’s book, ‘The Natural Mind’, he asserts that refined sugar triggers addictive behaviour in humans that mimic the behaviour of cocaine addicts. Now in 2015 (over 40 years since the publication of that book) this new study says that “cheese really is crack“, and as the Los Angeles Times reported: Pizza, unsurprisingly, came out on top of the most addictive food list. Besides being a b... more »

NASA Live Video Feed Cuts Out After Mysterious UFO Captured

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A UFO website has claimed that NASA’s ISS camera streamed a “mystery glowing orb” and then abruptly cut the live feed from public viewing when they realised that the mysterious object was, in fact, a UFO. Scott C Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, says the UFO was visible in the distance between the ISS and Earth, before the “camera panned towards it and then zoomed in”. Express.co.uk reports: Mr Waring said: “I was watching the space station live cam when I noticed the camera switch to a new camera. “Then the camera began to swing to the left until it focused on a white oval b... more »

Bill Gates: We Need Socialism To Save The Planet

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Bill Gates has said that capitalism isn’t working, and that socialism is our only hope in order to save the planet. During an interview with The Atlantic, the Microsoft founder said that the private sector is too selfish to produce clean and economical alternatives to fossil fuels, and announced his intentions to spend $2 billion of his own money on green energy. The Independent reports: The Microsoft founder called on fellow billionaires to help make the US fossil-free by 2050 with similar philanthropy. He said: “There’s no fortune to be made. Even if you have a new energy source th... more »

‘Mothman’ Spotted In Argentina, Caught On Camera

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A small village in Argentina have had a rash of sightings of the alleged Mothman – a large humanoid moth-like creature with giant wings and big red eyes. Apparently, sightings of the Mothman usually prelude a terrible catastrophic event – such as a bridge collapse or a fire. Villagers in the small town of Quilino, Argentina, spotted what appeared to be the Mothman and promptly called police and fire services to investigate. Horrorsociety.com reports: Later, a firemen Carlos Sanchez and his cop friend where leaving the headquarters when they spotted in the street at night a strange ... more »

Russian Jamming System Kills All NATO Electronic Systems In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Russia have deployed new electronic jamming systems that are able to blind radar, disrupt electronic guidance systems, and interfere with satellite imagery. NATO have complained that Russia have effectively blinded their electronics in Syria, inside a bubble of 600 km in diameter. Sputniknews.com reports: Russian Secret Weapon Deployed in Syria The technology in question seems similar to the KRET Richag-AV system, although it apparently functions on a larger scale. A tactical version of this system was presented to journalists in April 2015. As Sputnik reported then: “The Richag-AV... more »

NASA Say Antarctica Ice Is NOT Melting But Actually Gaining Ice

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
NASA say that Antarctica has been adding more ice than it has been losing, which challenges conventional research by the UN that says the Earth is losing ice overall. The paper published in the Journal of Glaciology show that there has been a net gain of 113 billion tons of ice per year from 1992 to 2001 in the Antarctic ice sheet. End of global warming? Climate change scientists insist that these findings don’t mean it is the end of global warming. They claim that the study may not be reliable and that “better tools are needed”, contradicting the findings of NASA. Csmonitor.com re... more »

The State Department Turns Its Back on Syrian Christians and Other Non-Muslim Refugees

National Review at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Refugee camp - 400] Over the past five years of Syria's civil war, the United States has admitted a grand total of 53 Syrian Christian refugees, a lone Yazidi, and fewer than ten Druze, Baha'is, and Zoroastrians combined. That so few of the Syrian... Continue reading *“The State Department Turns Its Back on Syrian Christians and Other Non-Muslim Refugees”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Russian Plane Crash In Sinai Peninsula: Did Israel Just Shoot Down A Russian Passenger Jet?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I have been reading and watching all the conflicting reports so far about the Russian passenger jet that "broke up" over the Sinai peninsula in Egypt on Saturday, October 31st, and I too am looking for answers... It is interesting that the Jew spew media has been putting out constant reports that the aircraft suffered from massive "structural failure" and basically just broke up at around 33000ft altitude... But something is seriously amiss here, and as usual I smell a rat....... First, I want to present the following excellent report that comes from fellow researcher, Greg Bacon, w... more »

Ireland To Decriminalise All Drugs – Heroin, Cocaine And Cannabis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Parts of Ireland are set to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis. The radical change in law has been announced by the Minister in charge of the National Drugs Strategy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who says that injecting drug users will be able to use a supervised injecting room in Dublin next year, followed by users in Cork, Galway and Limerick. Irishtimes.com reports: “I am firmly of the view that there needs to be a cultural shift in how we regard substance misuse if we are to break this cycle and make a serious a... more »

Transpicuous News Archive Video November 1 2015

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
On the Transpicuous News Weekly Report last night I took a L O N G look at the Russian Airliner Crash in Egypt, and on a few of the more interestingly ridiculous bullshittery out of Washington DC... along with the usual mix of the absurd and mildly insane goings on in the past week. Here is the Video of last night's show: d News Links for Nov 1, 2015 Supporters In Congress Make New Attempt To Revive The Export-Import Bank http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/25/451749399/supporters-in-congress-make-new-attempt-to-revive-the-export-import-bank http://www.abc.net.au/n... more »

It was an earthquake after all....

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
It turns out the jolt that shook my house last night was a magnitude 4 earthquake centered about 6 miles deep not too far from where I live. It was a very strange earthquake. There was no rattling, just a strong jolt that felt as if someone had rammed something hard into the front of our house. No explanation for the quake provided in the local media coverage: US Geological Survey http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000419p#general_summary AZ Republic http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/breaking/2015/11/02/small-earthquake-shakes-black-canyon-city/750...more »

Yemen War News Updates -- November 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Victory proves elusive in Saudi king's Yemen war* In Yemen's humid southern port of Aden, Saudi Arabian soldiers in armored cars patrol streets where jihadists lurk. In Marib, east of the capital Sanaa, they fight alongside tribesmen in the hills. From the skies above, their jets fire down missiles. Saudi military involvement in Yemen would have been unthinkable even a year ago, but with a new leadership and in the crucible of a region-wide struggle with Iran, Riyadh abandoned decades of backroom diplomacy for armed adventure. It began six months before Russia's inter... more »

Will The U.S. Congress 'OK' The Wars In Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The U.S. Capitol Building is pictured in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed *Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times*: *Here’s Why Congress Still Won’t Okay the Wars in Iraq and Syria* Congressional lawmakers--Democrats and Republicans alike--found little to like about the Obama administration’s announcement last Friday that it would send at least 50 U.S. troops into Syria. While the deployment means Washington will soon oversee military operations against ISIS in another Middle East country, Congress is unlikely to get in the White House’s way. The U.S. Constitution mandates... more »

No Future For Christians In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
This chilling image shows an ISIS thug destroying a cross on a church and replacing it with the ISIS banner. Daily Mail *Christian Science Monitor*: *Christians ready to leave an Iraqi homeland that 'doesn't love us'* *At camps for displaced persons in northern Iraq, Christians who fled the Islamic State more than a year ago are preparing to leave their homeland permanently.* ERBIL, IRAQ — When Islamic State militants began attacking the Assyrian Christian village of Qaraqosh in August of last year, many residents thought it was another false alarm. They had fled an expected invas... more »

100,000 Children Will Be Homeless In Britain This Christmas

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A report by a leading homeless charity has revealed that this Christmas more than 100,000 vulnerable children in Britain will be homeless. The charity group Shelter said in their report that the number of children who will be homeless on Christmas morning has risen by more than 15,000 since last year. RT reports: It also found the number of children living in temporary accommodation is at the highest level since 2008, and is predicted to hit 105,251 by the end of 2015. Since 2010, the year Prime Minister David Cameron first took office, the number of families living in bed and break... more »

NATO is an Expansion of U.S. Power

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Tommy Raskin interviews Ralph Nader about American militarism and antiwar politics. The Center for Study of Responsive Law created this video in affiliation with the Amherst Political Union.

Gummer’s Carbon Budget To Cost £17bn A Year By 2030

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/power-sector-scenarios-for-the-fifth-carbon-budget/ We’ve had a look at the CCC’s scenarios for the power sector for the fifth carbon budget, which runs from 2028 to 2032. Now let’s look at the financial implications. As I did before, I’ll concentrate on the no CCS option. This is what the CCC show: […]

Ryan’s Move Could be Big Boost for Tax Reform

Politico at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan3 - 400] Paul Ryan's rise to House speaker is fanning hopes that a once-in-a-generation tax overhaul might be on the horizon. The Wisconsin Republican who claimed the gavel last week is one of Congress' preeminent tax experts, an ardent advocate of rewriting... Continue reading *“Ryan’s Move Could be Big Boost for Tax Reform”* at *politico.com*.

US Factories Grow at Slowest Pace in 2 1/2 Years; Hiring Falls

Christopher S. Rugaber at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Factory Workers - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factory activity grew last month at its slowest pace since May 2013 as manufacturers pared their stockpiles and cut jobs. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its index of factory activity slipped to 50.1... more »

The Risks of Letting Putin Posture as Charlemagne in Syria

Crux/John L. Allen Jr. at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Putin-Syria] It's a well-known Achilles heel of Western foreign policy to undervalue the strategic importance of religion, and perhaps nowhere is that more clear at the moment than in assessments of Russia's intervention in Syria and Iraq. Beginning in late September,... Continue reading *“The Risks of Letting Putin Posture as Charlemagne in Syria”* at *cruxnow.com*.

Iraq News Updates -- November 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ *Reuters*:* Iraq parliament bars Abadi government from passing reforms unilaterally* Iraq's parliament voted unanimously on Monday to bar the government from passing important reforms without its approval in an effort to curb Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi amid discontent over his leadership style, lawmakers said. The chamber acted after Abadi unilaterally enacted reforms in August th... more »

CawRANT Events #13

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #13* It's another sullen, grey morning on the West Coast. Time for a *RANT!* There was so much rain over the weekend, minor flooding was caused by leaves clogging street drains. The salmon streams are swollen and full of rapids. When I last checked our local salmon stream, it only had two large chum salmon in it. I can remember when it was full of salmon. One wonders whether Fukushima is the cause for the piddling amounts of returning fish. Before I get started on the many serious issues that will be covered in this Rant...time for a bit of housekeeping. Some reader... more »

New Species Of Coywolf Explode Across North America

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A new hybrid of wolf and coyote called the coywolf or the eastern coyote have increased in population numbers in eastern U.S.A. This is one of the great success stories of interspecies animal breeding as the coyote-wolf hybrid ‘coywolf’ can now count its numbers in the millions. The Independent reports: This new animal, which has emerged in the eastern part of North America over the last century or so, is better than both its predecessors. At 25kg, it’s twice the size of a coyote; it has larger jaws and bigger muscles meaning it can take down deer; it’s equally adept at hunting in f... more »

Does Hillary Clinton Support Cuts to Social Security?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Hillary Clinton explains her Social Security ideas to the Politics and Eggs Event in New Hampshire (source) * *by Gaius Publius* Sure seems like it, but judge for yourself. Watch the above video starting at about 28:50 (if all is well in HTML land, I've queued it up for you). In case you haven't thought it through, *raising the retirement age is a benefit cut*. There's no other way to say it. From a transcript (paragraphing and emphasis mine): *Clinton:* Yes you know, I think there are three parts to what we have to do with Social Security and the first is *we really do have to ... more »

Bush Relaunching Campaign with ‘Jeb Can Fix It’ Tour

The Hill at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Jeb Bush - 400] Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reportedly preparing a relaunch of his 2016 GOP presidential campaign message. Bush is launching a “Jeb Can Fix It” tour on Monday in Florida, according to Reuters, in coordination with a new e-book detailing... Continue reading *“Bush Relaunching Campaign with ‘Jeb Can Fix It’ Tour”* at *thehill.com*.

My Alternative Lifestyle as a Married Millennial

Josh Craddock at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Milennial Married with Kids - 900] According to NBC News, I live an "alternative lifestyle." Or at least, that is how one of their writers described Olympic snowboarder Dave Wise, a married 23-year-old with a toddler who cheered him on in Sochi. Dave and I have...more »

Dating Apps Like Tinder and Happn ‘Could Spark an Explosion of HIV,’ Leading Expert Warns

Daily Mail at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Tinder - 400] Dating apps are increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with potentially catastrophic consequences, a leading doctor has warned. Dr Peter Greenhouse, of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), says the apps could trigger an ‘explosion’ of... Continue reading *“Dating Apps Like Tinder and Happn ‘Could Spark an Explosion of HIV,’ Leading Expert Warns”* at *dailymail.co.uk*.

The Calcification of Climate Science

National Review/Ian Tuttle at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: climate change2 - 400] According to Lord Christopher Monckton, Thomas R. Karl's much-feted paper refuting "the Pause," the inexplicable 19-year standstill in the earth's average global surface temperature, has a small problem: To disappear the warming hiatus as Karl and his co-authors purport to... Continue reading *“The Calcification of Climate Science”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Syrian War News Updates -- November 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© TASS *TASS:* *Russia’s air group in Syria attacked 237 terrorist targets in Syria over two days* The targets hit were situated in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Homs, Damascus, Aleppo and Raqqah MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. Russia’s air group in Syria over the past two days attacked 237 terrorist targets in Syria. Russian warplanes flew 131 sorties, the Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, told the media. "Over the past two days a total of 131 sorties have been carried out from the Hmeimim airbase and 237 terrorist targets were hit in Hama, Latakia, Homs, Damascus, A... more »

"If We're Going To Be Damned..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“Impatience is a sign of hurrying, hurrying is a sign of worrying, worrying is a sign of fear, and fear is a sign that someone has temporarily forgotten that it's never too late to change their thoughts and, therefore, their "things." Please, no "thing" jokes today...” “Glad we could straighten that out,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

Sparks of Change Fly at Peace Protests

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*Vietnam war protest on August 26, 1972 at Travis Air Force Base in California* I've often told the story about being stationed at Travis AFB in California from 1971-1973 during the Vietnam war. The base had 15,000 permanently stationed personnel with thousands more coming and going because Travis was a key airlift base for the Vietnam war. GI's would come from all over the country and fly to Vietnam and when the planes returned they carried the body bags of dead soldiers, wounded soldiers, and those seemingly returning in one pieace but sentenced to a life of moral injury. Upon... more »

Powerful Cyclone Chapala Heads For Yemen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Cyclone Chapala was approaching war-torn Yemen on Monday after wreaking havoc on the Socotra island where at least two people died and hundreds were injured. The rare tropical cyclone destroyed homes and forced evacuations on the island. Socotra’s Deputy Governor, Ramzi Mahfouz said that about 9,000 people were transported from their homes to safer areas by authorities. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) has reported that Chapala is expected to make landfall at about 06:00 GMT on Tuesday morning. The BBC reports: Many residents took shelter in schools and caves as the storm,... more »

OSCE Can't Produce Valid Criticism of Turkey's Election!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Choosing to criticize the campaign, instead. Amazing spin- whirling dervish type stuff really!* *Very similar to previous reports on Syria's elections * *Let's use our critical thinking skills : * *Turkish election campaign unfair, say international monitors* In plain talk- *OSCE can't prove the elections were unfair*, so instead, they will imply the campaigns were unfair- Like I said, amazing spin. * “This campaign was unfair and characterised by too much violence and fear,”* said Andreas Gross The observer mission’s preliminary report said that while the *elections were conducted... more »

20.3%! Obamacare Premiums to Soar 3 Times Faster than Feds Claim

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Cost of Healthcare Rising - 900] Obamacare premium costs will soar 20.3 percent on average in 2016 instead of the 7.5 percent increase claimed by federal officials, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The discrepancy is because the government excluded price data for... more »

US Embassy In Tripoli Urged Clinton’s State Dept. to Stop Falsely Blaming Video for Benghazi Attack

The Federalist at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton8 - 400] A newly released email from Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State shows that the United States embassy in Tripoli, Libya, begged the State Department to stop falsely claiming an inflammatory video played a role in the attack on a... Continue reading *“US Embassy In Tripoli Urged Clinton’s State Dept. to Stop Falsely Blaming Video for Benghazi Attack”* at *thefederalist.com*.

K Street Braces for Ryan

Politico at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - K Street] Paul Ryan is not a creature of K Street: The GOP's ultimate policy guru has spent most of his career on Capitol Hill but is known to be more interested in the opinions of think tankers and wonks than the... Continue reading *“K Street Braces for Ryan”* at *politico.com*.

CNN Revisits 2000 Election. So Who Really Won?

CNN at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: George W. Bush and wife - 400] (CNN) -- After the grueling 36-day Florida recount battle, Al Gore finally conceded the presidency to George W. Bush on December 13, 2000. But the controversy surrounding this unprecedented election and its aftermath did not end there. Months after the... Continue reading *“CNN Revisits 2000 Election. So Who Really Won?”* at *cnn.com*.

Iran Has Begun Deactivating Its Centrifuges In Compliance Of The Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Photo: *Iranian nuclear facility. (photo credit:screenshot) *NYT: **Iran Begins Deactivating Centrifuges Under Nuclear Deal’s Terms* TEHRAN — Iran has started decommissioning the first of thousands of centrifuges used for enriching uranium as part of its commitments under the nuclear deal reached with global powers, the head of Iran’s nuclear energy program was quoted as saying during a visit to Japan on Monday. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, told the Kyodo News agency that Iran had started preliminary work, referring to centrifuges and other... more »

Iran Threatens To Pull Out Of Syrian Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, September 22, 2015. REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV *Reuters:** Iran says may quit Syria talks, in worsening spat with Saudi rival* Iran said on Monday it would quit Syria peace talks if it found them unconstructive, citing the "negative role" of Saudi Arabia, in the latest twist in a spat between the regional rivals that bodes ill for efforts to ease turmoil across the Middle East. Increasingly bad-tempered exchanges between the conservative Sunni-ruled kingdom and the revolutionary Sh... more »

World News Briefs -- November 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Russian airline reveals holiday jet crash could only have been caused by a 'mechanical impact' and NOT a technical fault or pilot error... as evidence points towards a bomb* * Airbus A321 broke-up mid-air after takeoff from Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killing all 224 people on board * Terrorism and aviation experts believe a bomb was more likely cause for crash than a missile or mechanical failure * They cite fact there was no distress call and fuselage skin peeled outwards from 'force acting outwards from within' * Russian expert close to investigation likened... more »

Sara Zoabi - an Israeli, Muslim and a Zionist, speaks in ImTirtzu caucus

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/JWd2K9Rm8eM As won't ever be heard on the institutionally anti Israel BBC.

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #111 THE CAUSE OF THE WYOMING GASH

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
On 11/2/15, at 1:31 PM, AK/Terran wrote: *Denice could you ask the Data Collectors if they know what caused this? Its not that far away from my mother. Underground base collapsed? Geological? http://a.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mysterious-%E2%80%98gash%E2%80%99-forms-on-wyoming-ranch-unleashing-fears-of-hidden-volcanoes-and-earthquakes/ar-BBmI1OG?li=AAa0dzB* On 11/2/15, at 2:13 PM: *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN THE 'FIELD ANAMOLY' THAT IS DESCRIBED IN WYOMING IS A SYMPTOM OF THE EXPANSION OF THE NEW EARTH. THIS IS NOT A FREQUENT OCCURENCE BUT WILL HAPPEN. * *THE DATA SHOWS THAT MOST OF THE E... more »

Waking Up, Speaking Up and Stepping Out

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Lose the fear. Keep learning, keep growing and keep sharing what you learn. The post Waking Up, Speaking Up and Stepping Out appeared first on Waking Times.

Sex addiction article retracted, republished

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
An open-access journal with a speedy peer review process has been having some issues with a retracted article on the biology of sex addiction. Here’s the simple timeline of events: “Hypersexuality Addiction and Withdrawal: Phenomenology, Neurogenetics and Epigenetics,” a review article, was published by Cureus in July, following a two-day peer review. In the weeks that followed, the paper received a […] The post Sex addiction article retracted, republished appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Need a MAC keyboard

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
My US layout MAC keyboard went out. None of the numbers or function keys work, and my password has numbers in it. If anyone can assist me in getting a replacement I'd be most grateful. The bluetooth keyboard runs about $100 plus express shipping from the USA. Click the buy me a coffee icon on the right if you can help. It takes you to Paypal. I hesitate to ask as its always the same dozen people who do help. I have been thinking I need to invite all those particulars over for a BBQ when this is over as a thank you for the continuous support they have shown. In the mean time I... more »

Shaker Aamer Suffered Inhuman Cruelty At Guantánamo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The last British resident in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, was finally released on Friday after being detained without charge for almost 14 years. During his years at U.S. detention centers around the world, Aamer suffered severe physical and mental abuse. According to a detailed psychiatric report from December 2013 while at Gitmo, Aamer suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. Aamer is now back in the UK and receiving treatment in hospital. He has been urged to adopt a low profile and allow himself a chance to recover as he begins what are expected to be y... more »

Cruz’s Silent Super PACs a Growing Worry for Campaign

Politico at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz - Super PAC] The super PACs backing Cruz's presidential run have yet to reserve any TV time in the early primary states - or anywhere else - despite a combined $38 million warchest that ranks second only to Jeb Bush's $103 million operation.... Continue reading *“Cruz’s Silent Super PACs a Growing Worry for Campaign”* at *politico.com*.

Mexican Cardinal: Pope Francis to Visit Mexico in February

Catholic News Agency at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Pope_Francis_Touches_Image_Our_Lady_Of_Guadalupe_at_St_Peters_Basilica_Dec_12_2014] Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 1, 2015 / 02:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will visit Mexico City in February 2016, Cardinal Norberto Rivera announced on Sunday. "I have a piece of news that everyone already knows: the Holy Father comes... Continue reading *“Mexican Cardinal: Pope Francis to Visit Mexico in February”* at *catholicnewsagency.com*.

Normally, investment advisors stick to their business of giving good advice to their paying clients. But here is a rare frank look at the "hidden but powerful force known as the 'deep state'" that an ace Wall Street advisor recognizes as ruining our country for practically everyone, not just the poor."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ Editor's note: A hidden but powerful force known as the "deep state" is ruining our country. And as Agora founder Bill Bonner explains in today's Masters Series essay – originally published on the Bonner and Partners website on March 26 – the fix is in, and it's setting us up for a massive credit crisis… *The "Deep State" Is Now in Charge* *By Bill Bonner, editor, The Bill Bonner Letter* America's money, economy and government have changed since the collapse of the Bretton Woods agreement and the end of gold-backed money. Today, we'll focus on the go... more »

Small German Village With 102 Residents Told To Take In 750 refugees

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Government officials have compelled a small German village with just 102 residents and ‘no infrastructure’, to take in approximately 750 refugees from Syria and other countries. Sumte, a one-street settlement of farm houses in Lower Saxony which has no shops, no school and no police station, is bracing itself for the arrival of the first group of refugees who are due on Monday. The Independent reports: Sumte’s Mayor, Christain Fabel, was initially told by email the village would take in 1,000 asylum seekers; although that figure was reduced to avoid straining the local sewage system... more »

The Slow-Motion Implosion of ObamaCare

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Obamacare Implosion] Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced recently that she expects 10 million people to be enrolled in health-care coverage through ObamaCare's exchanges by the end of next year. What she didn't mention was that in March of last... Continue reading *“The Slow-Motion Implosion of ObamaCare”* at *wsj.com*.

UN: Up To 100,000 People In Gaza Face Second Winter In Tents

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A United Nations agency said that up to 100,000 people in Gaza will be forced to spend the winter in tents, shacks and animal shelters. A spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees said that the refugees in Gaza face a second winter without proper housing, with only one of their homes rebuilt since being damaged or destroyed in Israel attack last year. Sott net reports: According to the spokesman, some children froze to death in Gaza last year due to inadequate living conditions. “As the winter approaches, one shudders how these people are going ... more »

Contoh Desain Meja Tamu Mewah Terbaru 2016

D'lumberz Jakz at Yaya Blog's - 14 hours ago
Contoh Desain Meja Tamu Mewah Terbaru 2016 | memiliki rumah idaman yang mewah pastinya juga harus didominasi dengan desain meja tamu yang mewah pula, tamu memang datang tak diduga  dan tak disangka jadi anda juga harus mempersiapkannya sebelum anda memiliki rumah yang baik, ketika anda memiliki rumah yang baik anda juga harus memiliki meja yang baik agar rumah anda akan tampak lebih elegant

Spiritual Suicide: When European Churches Sell Their Souls to Islam

Michael Brown at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Glastonbury Abbey Lady Chapel - 900] At a time when Christians in the Middle East are being tortured, beheaded, and crucified rather than denying Jesus, Christians in Europe -- I should say so-called Christians -- are renouncing the Great Commission and removing the cross (literally) to make peace... more »

Iraq’s Oil Exports Take Large Hit Due To Poor Weather And Final End Of Kurdish Deal

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq’s oil exports in October 2015 were the third lowest of the year. The international energy market was unkind to the country as well with the lowest prices as well. The decline was due to poor weather that shut down the southern ports and the final end to the budget deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government. In October Iraq’s oil exports declined 10%. Foreign sales went from 91,552,863 barrels in September to 83,000,935 in October, which averaged out to 3.052 million barrels a day down to 2.7 million. That was the third lowest export average of the year with only January, 2.5... more »

Vatican Arrests 2 People in Latest Probe of Leaked Documents

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 1St_Peter's_Square,_Vatican_City_-_April_2007] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican said Monday it has arrested a monsignor and a woman in the latest probe of leaks of confidential documents at the Holy See. It said in a statement that the two had been interrogated... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*VOA*: *US Defense Chief Visits Korean DMZ* U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program during a visit Sunday to the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas. Carter traveled to the DMZ from Seoul and walked up to Observation Post Ouellete, the closest point where South Korea's side of the DMZ meets with the North's. Pyongyang abandoned negotiations on its nuclear program in 2009 conducted with five other nations, including China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States.Carter said Washington remains committed to the... more »

What happened at last Wednesday's debate?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015Our answer starts tomorrow:* What do people do with the hour they gain when we’re told to set our clocks back? Visiting friends in the Hudson Valley, we finally got the answer! In some instances, people spend that extra hour trying to figure out *how* to re-set their clocks! We don’t know if the clocks in question were really antiques, but we know they were hard to set back! The extra hour was burned away in attempts to correct the record. For ourselves, Amtrak has arranged to return us today to our sprawling campus. Tomorrow, we’ll start examining CNBC’s... more »

Saudi Arabia Hit By Huge Ice Flash Floods

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Saudi Arabia has been hit by unprecedented hail storms and flash floods. Extreme weather conditions have been lashing the country since October 28, with meteorologists predicting eight years of rain in just two days over the Arabian Sea A recurring low pressure area concentrated over the northern part of the Persian Gulf is responsible for the formation of this unusual weather phenomenon which has bought huge downpours to Iran and Iraq as well. The extreme storms have killed at least 19 people across the region including 6 by the floods in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile a powerful cyclone ... more »

Afghans Growing Aware That the Extended U.S. Presence In Afghanistan is Not Going To Make A Difference In The War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *For displaced Afghans, extended U.S. troop presence offers little solace* For years, residents of Kapisa province have been caught in the crossfire between the Taliban and American-assisted Afghan government forces. But in recent months, the fighting has intensified to the point where many in the northeastern region of pomegranate farmers and livestock herders have felt compelled to relocate to makeshift settlements in Kabul, the Afghan capital. "The Taliban will say 'you are with the government' and the security forces will say 'you are with the Taliban,' but real... more »

Plagiarism was “not an intentional act,” says first author of retracted TB paper

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A 2013 review article about tuberculosis is being retracted for “unacknowledged re-use of significant portions of text” from another article, which the first author said wasn’t intentional. Sayantan Ray, based at Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata in India, told us that “most of the unchanged text” is present in sections written by junior co-authors. Since there doesn’t […] The post Plagiarism was “not an intentional act,” says first author of retracted TB paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Philippe Verdier sacked: France back to the Middle Ages

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Philippe Verdier, a popular TV weatherman on the state-owned channel "France 2", was always a climate skeptic of a sort. But he was truly energized to write a book after the French foreign (!?) minister Fabius organized a meeting with the TV weathermen and shamelessly urged them to spread the climate hysteria on TV screens. One month ago, he relased his book Climat Investigation about the politicization of the climate science, distortion of the data by the IPCC, and similar things. I haven't read the book but I want to believe that it's similar to other climate skeptics' books that ... more »

Differing Views Emerge On America's Special Forces Deployment To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times*:* Discordant Verdicts on U.S. Forces in Syria: Too Much, or Too Little* WASHINGTON — President Obama’s decision to send a small team of United States commandos into Syria as part of the broader war against the Islamic State has raised new questions about his military strategy, its legal foundation and the way it has been sold to the American public. After years in which Mr. Obama rejected “boots on the ground,” the deployment of up to 50 Special Operations troops to northern Syria is a relatively modest commitment. But coupled with the 3,500 troops now stationed ... more »

How Will Ed Reform Screw This Up?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
The *New York Times* has a big story this morning about the soaring popularity of story time at public libraries across the land. Is it a reaction to to the all-out retreat by imagination in school, where Common Core puts HP printer installation guides on par with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn? Do parents know that the time before preschool is the only time remaining that children may be encouraged to exercise their unrestrained need to imagine? How will the paternalistic ed deformers screw up this childhood experience, too?

Toilets May Flush Themselves When Marco Rubio Walks By, But Ted Cruz Will Own The Worthless Nomination

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The only poll that I know of that came out after the GOP debate in Boulder, NBC's, indicates to me what I saw during the debate-- not what the mainstream media says I saw-- that Ted Cruz made the biggest impact. In the last NBC poll, Cruz was at 6% among Republican voters. After the debate he was up 4 points to 10%-- a gigantic jump and the most significant movement of the 2 week period. Rubio, who the corporate media immediately crowned the winner, didn't move at all. He had been at 9% and he remained at 9%. Trump was down slightly from 28 to 26%, tied for first place with Ben Ca... more »

Chinese Fighter Jets Now Training In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The US vowed to repeat the sail-by at the islands in the South China Sea claimed by China [Reuters] *IBTimes:* *South China Sea Dispute 2015: Armed Chinese Fighter Jets Train Over Controversial Spratly Islands* Chinese authorities released photos Saturday of armed Chinese naval aircraft training over disputed territory in the South China Sea, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday. The training maneuvers came just days after a United States naval ship sailed by in the region, amid heightening tensions over land claims from multiple Southeast Asian nations. The armed jets tha... more »

U.S. Intel Budget For 2015 Accidentally Released

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Intel budget slips in 2015* Federal funding for the nation’s intelligence program slipped by $200 million last year, continuing a gradual decline in budgets for the nation’s spy agencies. The so-called “black budget” for fiscal 2015 was $50.3 billion, the government said on Friday, down from $50.5 billion in fiscal 2014. With the exception of 2013, when across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration shrank the intelligence budget to $49 billion, the pot of money for federal intelligence agencies has been steadily decreasing in recent years. The Office of the D... more »

Russian Airline Says External Force Must Have Caused Plane Crash

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The passenger plane that crashed in Sinai, Egypt, must have been damaged by a force in flight the Russian airline has said. The airline Kogalymavia, which uses the brand name Metrojet, owns the Airbus A321 that crashed in Egypt just 20 minutes after it took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport on Saturday. All 224 people on board died in the disaster According to a senior airline official only an external force could have broken apart the Airbus. Meanwhile the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has urged an end to speculation until the investigation is complete. Investigators ... more »

Duffy And Trudeau

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://ottawacitizen.com/ The Duffy Trial recommences on November 18th. It offers all kinds of lessons to Justin Trudeau and his incoming government. Michael Harris writes : This is a story I have watched, with minor variations, unfold countless times. Whether it’s Arthur Anderson’s accountants lying for Enron, the CBC downplaying the ethical and criminal lapses of its “stars” until that became impossible, or Penn State turning a blind eye to football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual predation — it always ends badly. Those who work wit... more »

Nearly Half of Obamacare Co-Ops Have Failed

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obamacare Co-ops] Ten of the 23 health insurance co-ops created under Obamacare have gone out of business, and experts say more will follow. Utah's Arches is the latest co-op to fail, along with others in Kentucky, New York, Nevada, Louisiana, Oregon, Colorado,... Continue reading *“Nearly Half of Obamacare Co-Ops Have Failed”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Mystery, Confusion Surround Russian Plane Crash in Egypt

DMITRY LOVETSKY & Vladimir Isachenkov at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Egyptian army soldiers stand guard next to the luggage and belongings of passengers of the A321 Russian airliner piled up at the site of the crash in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on November 1, 2015. International investigators began probing why a Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board, as rescue workers widened their search for missing victims.] ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Mystery and confusion surrounded the final moments of a Russian jetliner that plummeted suddenly from high a... more »

Cruz Hopes to Build 2016 Momentum after Debate Performance

JULIE PACE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- For months, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has flown under the radar in the Republican presidential race, an unusual position for a politician who has been in the spotlight since arriving in Washington nearly three years... more »

Royals Win World Series, Rally Late to Beat Mets 7-2 in 12 Innings

MIKE FITZPATRICK at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: World Series Kansas City Royals Win] NEW YORK (AP) -- They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series. Eric Hosmer wouldn’t wait any longer. A daring dash by Hosmer tied the score in the ninth, and those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals...more »

Homemade Clove Disinfectant And Air Freshener

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago

Fireball Spotted Over Parts Of Europe

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Several people in the Netherlands and Belgium witnessed a bright fireball in the sky on Tuesday October 27h at around 19:30 CET, the Dutch Astroblogs report. According to Sott net: Reports of this sighting were also posted on the ‘fireball reports‘ page of the International Meteor Organization. According to observers, the duration of the fireball varied from 3.5 to 7.5 seconds, and the brightness varied greatly between -4m and -22m, the latter being brighter than the full moon, as Astroblogs’ editor Arie Nouwen notes. Marcel, one of the Dutch observers who was in Enschede at the time... more »

Ivana Trump Says Donald’s New Wife Is Not First Lady Material

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The ex- wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump, is supportive of his presidential aspirations, but is not endorsing Donald’s wife as First Lady Ivana Trump says she would have made a better first lady than Trump’s third and current wife, Melania. Czech born Ivana supports Trump’s Presidential bid but says that he needs to surround himself with the right people, something that he failed to do when he fell out of love with her and met his second wife, actress Marla Maples in the early 90’s. The Daily Mail reports: Ivana was told at a recent party in New York that she would have b... more »

The Best Freezer Chili

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
I love my mom's chili. There is just something about the delicious combination of beans and flavors that always make me happy. The best part of my mom's chili isn't just how good it tastes, but how good it tastes after being frozen. This chili is seriously the best freezer chili. Make a large batch now, freeze half and you a meal for tonight and a night in the future. I love to make extra now because I know the holidays are going to be nuts! You will need: - 2 lbs of ground beef. browned and drained - 4 8oz cans of tomato sauce - 2 15.5 oz cans of kidney beans, with juice... more »

The U.S. Has Successfully Tested A Layered Missile Defense System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *U.S. military says complex $230MILLION test of layered missile defense system is a success* * US military said tests showed the ability of the Aegis and THAAD weapons systems to identify and destroy ballistic and cruise missiles at once * The test was conducted near Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean * Missile experts said it was the first time the US military had proven the effectiveness of a layered defense * Critics often say tests of the missile defense system are too simple and do not simulate real-life potential threats * The test could increase confidence ... more »

Wild Bill: Are we a nation of laws?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*it certainly isn't looking like that.*

CCC Question Future Of Biomass

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I’m still working on the financial implications of the 5th Carbon Budget, but there is one section on biomass in Gummer’s report which is significant: https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/power-sector-scenarios-for-the-fifth-carbon-budget/ As I have noted previously, there are huge environmental concerns in the US and elsewhere about the chopping down of forests for biomass. […]

Here Comes China’s Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The commander of US Pacific Command has said China has three Jin-class (Type 094) submarines in service already and may have eight in service by 2020. Source: Chinese internet *Robert Farley, National Interest:* *Should the U.S. Military Fear China's Underwater Atomic Arsenal?* The Hunt for Red October: China Edition? Chinese boomers are coming to the Pacific Ocean. Just how worried should America be? By the end of this year, China’s nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs, or “boomers”) may take their first deterrent patrols. How does this change the balance of power in the ... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Academia’s Rejection of Diversity* *Arthur Brooks makes good points below but seems not to realize that Leftists have no principles. If it suits them to advocate diversity they will but only because it persuades others, not because they have any real belief in it. So appeals to general principles will not influence them. Only what feeds their hates of the day will influence them. If you understand that Leftism is hate, everything falls into place. They can be defeated but rarely converted. Age is usually the only thing that mellows them* ONE of the great intellectual and mor... more »

Frustrated Republicans Agree on Push for Debate Changes

Steve Peoples at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Debate moderators Carl Quintanilla, left, Becky Quick, center, and John Harwood appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands giving them greater control of debates, as the GOP’s frustrated 2016 class works to inject changes into the nominating process. They are attempting to wrestle command from... more »

After Yesterday's Election, What Is Next From Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Aykan Erdemir, Politico:* *6 takeaways from the Turkish elections* A defiant Erdoğan rides back to power on a wave of violence. ANKARA — After losing their single-party majority for the first time in 12 years, the Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) returned to power after a five-month intermission. Turkey’s supposedly nonpartisan president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has demonstrated his mastery of politics by winning the election gamble to lead his party back to government. Although the AKP has failed to win the super-majority needed to unilaterally impose an executive... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*Scott Rabalais: Saints’ wild win over Giants was an unforgettable All Saints’ Day 49 years in the making ~N.O. Advocate *

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*RIP Sen. Fred Thompson: Great man and global warming skeptic* *I was a Fred fan when he was running for the GOP Presidential nomination. But I don't think Fred's heart was in it. He felt too old. I think it was his young and attractive wife, Jeri Kehn, who wanted him to run. More about Fred here -- JR* Here’s what Fred had to say about the dreaded global warming: *Fred & Jeri. It's not that Jeri was short. Fred was 6'6"* *Remember When Climate Models Predicted U.S. East Coast Warming Oceans?* *Hurricane Joaquin developed on September 27 in the Atlantic Ocean but, despite p... more »

Beware The Trojan Horse Of "Rewards" With Noncompetes

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
Your boss and HR deliver the great news: the company loves and appreciates you. It wants to reward you. Maybe they're "giving" you a retention bonus, stock, options, or some other reward that sounds like a heap of money for free. But beware. It may be a Trojan Horse. If it sounds too good to be true, it could be really, really bad. Lately, I'm seeing more and more so-called "rewards" coupled with noncompete agreements. Employees that were free to leave and work for a competitor are being lured into signing an agreement that they won't work for a competitor for a year or two after th... more »

Ryan: No Comprehensive Immigration Overhaul with Obama

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday ruled out a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system while President Barack Obama is in office. The new leader of the Republican-controlled House said in several interviews Sunday that he will... more »

U.S. Mission Creep In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Pentagon official: Syria deployment 'is a start'* A senior defense official on Friday said the deployment of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations forces to Syria is only "a start" to doing more there against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "This is a start," said the official, speaking to defense reporters during a background brief. "You shouldn't rule out anything. We'll adjust once we get a better sense of who's on the ground, their capability and what's actually needed." The White House on Friday announced the president's decision to send "several d... more »

$20 Trillion Man: National Debt Will Nearly Double during Obama Presidency

The Washington Times/Dave Boyer at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Obama-20 trillion dollar man] When President Obama signs into law the new two-year budget deal Monday, his action will bring into sharper focus a part of his legacy that he doesn’t like to talk about: He is the $20 trillion man. Mr. Obama’s spending... Continue reading *“$20 Trillion Man: National Debt Will Nearly Double during Obama Presidency”* at *washingtontimes.com*.

U.S. Strategy Is Failing (Again) In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Zero Hedge:* *Iraq Turns On America: “Iraqi People Have Started To Feel That The US Isn't Serious About Fighting ISIS"* If you frequent these pages, you’re well aware of why the US decided to release helmet cam footage of a raid on an ISIS prison in the northern Iraqi town of Huwija. Put simply, Baghdad has had just about enough of Washington’s “strategy” for fighting terror in the country and when PM Haider al-Abadi said he would welcome Russian airstrikes, the US panicked. Rather than try to recount the story by paraphrasing ourselves, we’ll simply include our most succinct s... more »

Chu in Ma 2.0 Mode

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
The top image is the actual logo of the KMT Presidential campaign: "One Taiwan: Taiwan is power!" As the bottom image shows, the logo is already getting extensively parodied. The older generation may consider such things unseemly or even dangerous -- it's hard to get out of the mindset of living in a security state when you've incorporated it into your social identity -- but the younger generation pounces on easy meat like this with gleeful abandon. *They* weren't socialized during the security state era. Not only is the logo strange, but it sounds awful in Taiwanese. An acquain... more »

Is Comfort the Right Standard?

James Robison at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Comfort] JAMES ROBISON -- America is accustomed to comfort. Russian-exiled prisoner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn commented in the late 1970s that America was soft because the people were spoiled. He questioned whether we would have the moral resolve to stand up to the... more »

Can Pan-European Hysteria Save NATO's Syrian War?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*November 2, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) After over a decade of war and destabilization waged by NATO stretching from North Africa to Central Asia, with the recent destruction of Libya and the 4-year war NATO and its regional partners have waged against Syria, an influx of refugees, following the trail of their conquerors back West was all but inevitable. *Image: Western leaders, pundits and politicians are actively encouraging growing tensions between opponents and supporters of migrants streaming into Europe. The West is intentionally stirring up chaos, but to what end? * *The In... more »

Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It does not surprise me that a crushed planet can provide a large debris ring. That is obvious. However to crush a planet and to place the debris in a stable orbit is a real trick for stellar dynamics which appears highly unlikely Yet this occurrence is already at extremely low probability so that may not be a stretch. Other systems already demonstrate unusual levels of messiness as compared to our own. In comparison, ours is generally well ordered and likely represents direct intelligent manipulation as well that may well have cleaned it up. What we have seen so far is a... more »

First Time Ever a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I do not know what conditions apply to produce a prosecutor who willfully does thi*s*. It should be naturally impossible but something has changed that. What is the incentive? If there is an incentive then all involved need to do a deep review and discover just how we can fix this. Recall that we astonishing statistics for convictions in Chicago almost all through plea bargain. That system alone is an invitation to purchase conviction. It is really easy to exchange a protrated defence of a higher crime for light duty. The innocent fight and lose while the guiilty take the ... more »

A Massive National Security Leak Just Blew the Lid off Obama's Drone War

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What jumps out is that they do not know who they are killing at all most of the time and that the results are seriously inadequate. There needs to be a rule change. We need to know the name. That will end the pressure to shoot first. We may even acquire actionable intelligence at the same time. Folks need to be reminded that innocents are not a shooting gallery and such casualties naturally produce more enemies. The drone is a wonderful war tool not so is the gun. Both need target surety at least and that demands patience. From the numbers quoted, it is plausible that t... more »

Step2 Two-Story Playhouse and Slide Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
In a world where my kids want to spend more and more time in front of a screen, I work harder and harder to get them to play outside. We LOVE all of the Step 2 toys we have and we can't wait to share this fun toy with you! *Welcome to the Step2 Two-Story Playhouse and Slide Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro!* In today's world of video games, tablets, and television, it's so important to make sure that our little ones are still getting outside to play. That's why I love finding great outdoor toys like the Two-Story Playhouse and Slide from Step2. With something ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: November 2, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Army Paratroopers-900] U.S. Army and Italian soldiers conduct a combined airborne training operation in Siena, Italy, on Oct. 26, 2015. Thanks to Elena Baladelli for taking this spectacular photo!

3 Lessons Horses Can Teach Us

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is an excellent description of the known potential communion between a person and a horse. It is also a marked reminder that the animal kingdom typically communicates in this manner. By the way, i suspect that the body language factor is merely an assist as we often use our hands. Certainly doing mind to mind at a full gallop is about the only way to do it all well. Again i have posted in the past that i suspect that the Fall from Eden 45,000 years ago happened when mankind lost its ability to use mind to mind to dominate other animals. After all there is scant risk f... more »

November 2 2015 Sonic Boom? Entire House Shook

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 23 hours ago
Event happened around midnight. Something just happened. The entire house shook twice. I called the police and they attributed it to an earthquake and said they were getting many calls. I am from California and I can tell you that was not like any earthquake I've ever experienced. Something strange is afoot.

Dispossession: Liberalism's Crisis Part III

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 23 hours ago
Dispossession: Liberalism's Crisis Excerpts from Chapters Six, the conclusion. - Dispossession: Liberalism's Crisis Part II - Dispossession: Liberalism's Crisis Chapter Five explores how crisis management of the Fukushima nuclear crisis reinforced nuclear conceptions of security while simultaneously dispossessing Japanese citizens of their fundamental liberal rights of property and personhood. People in Japan are expected to move back into contaminated areas exceeding the level established by the Soviet Union after Chernobyl. Japan’s government saved TEPCO from bankruptc... more »

Musical Interlude: David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3GPIxI3AK0

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
3 New York crooks-- 2 going on trial and the one in the middle on Hillary's Leadership Council Sheldon Silver is from the Lower East Side; his Assembly district-- first won in 1976-- includes the world's worst cesspool of corruption, Wall Street. He became Assembly Speaker early in 1994 while Mario Cuomo was governor. He was Speaker during the terms of George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo and he was widely considered not just grotesquely corrupt but also a manipulative dictator. Last January he was arrested on federal corruption charges and a week later he r... more »

Disney on Ice Giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

Liberal Huffington Post Praises China’s One-Child Policy

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

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*:* So was it a bomb? Experts reveal Russian passenger plane which crashed and killed all 224 on board broke up at high altitude * * Sergei Trukhachev spoke to his daughter minutes before taking off and expressed concerns about the jet's safety * His wife Natalya told Russian television he believed the 'technical condition of the aircraft left much to be desired' * Egyptian aircraft engineers said they spent 35 minutes with the aircraft before it took off at 3.50am yesterday * They claimed the aircraft was 'good' when it left, yet it broke up in mid-air only 23 minutes l... more »

Did George Soros Launch ‘Refugee’ Invasion of Europe?

Breitbart at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: viktor orban] Firebrand Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (above) has, for the second time during Europe's migrant crisis, lashed out at billionaire George Soros who he says is responsible for the continent-wide epidemic. Mr. Orban was interviewed on Hungarian radio this morning. He blamed the likes... Continue reading *“Did George Soros Launch ‘Refugee’ Invasion of Europe?”* at *breitbart.com*.

Turkey's Ruling Party Gains Its Majority In Parliamentary Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Turkey returns to single-party rule in boost for Erdogan* Turkey's Islamist-rooted AK Party swept to an unexpected victory in elections on Sunday, returning the country to single-party rule in an outcome that will boost the power of President Tayyip Erdogan but may sharpen deep social divisions. With almost all ballots counted, the AKP had taken just shy of 50 percent of the votes, comfortably enough to control a majority in the 550-seat parliament and a far higher margin of victory than even party insiders had expected. Erdogan said the outcome was a vote for stabili... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
We started the day off with a discussion of the latest criminal billionaire, Paul Singer, to join Team Marco in the rush to capture the White House. Since then I've had a slew of e-mails complaining that there was no explanation of the Rubio lies about his economic agenda. I can't believe I have to delve into the Rubio cesspool again so soon but... here goes. In fact, let's start with one of the few right-wing writers worth reading, Byron York at the WashingtonExaminer.com website. York's been around right-wing circles long enough to know when a low-life like Rubio is lying his as... more »

Mini-ramble

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

Stunning Claim: Civil War Is Coming To Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Experts are warning that a civil war is coming to Europe, due to the millions of migrants pouring into the continent. Author and Stanford Professor, G.M. David, says he believes the only way to avert a war is via “an effective anti-Islamic political movement” taking shape in Europe “within a generation.” Wnd.com reports: The situation in Europe already seems to be spiraling out of control. Austrians are stocking up on weapons, and intelligence analysts warn of an imminent terrorist attack in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, European governments are cracking down on their own populatio... more »

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

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Next year it will be illegal for Americans to install wood-burning stoves and heaters in their homes. The banning of wood-burning devices will be rolled out in San Francisco initially, and will include wood stoves that are certified as low emission by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A spokesperson for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Kristine Roselius, justified the ban saying, “We are serious about reducing the health risks associated with our residents’ exposure towood smoke”. Offthegridnews.com reports: All 22 members of the district’s board of directors ... more »

Biofuel made illegal. Now there's a curious definition of progress, to be especially appreciated by those who freeze to death as a result. A friend could not tolerate gas heat because of chemical sensitivity reactions. Wood smoke...bothered him not a bit. Some 'protection'. Seems US stands for TYRANNY R US

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