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Sunday, November 22, 2015

22 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

10:18 pm MST

British Prime Minister Outlines A New Defense And Military Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron waits to greet his Slovenian counterpart Miro Cerar at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain November 19, 2015. REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH *Daily Mail:* *Cameron's 10,000-strong strike force: PM pledges two new rapid-response brigades to thwart terror attacks as he announces £178billion for defence equipment over the next decade * * Two 5,000-strong strike brigades will be rapidly deployed to war zones * Units are the centrepiece of PM's long-awaited defence and security review * He will announce £178bn of spending on defence equipment in nex... more »

Play Felt Gingerbread House

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 19 minutes ago
I kept telling myself to wait just three more days until Thanksgiving was over to pull out the Christmas crafts, but I couldn't help it! Christmas crafts are so much fun to make and I LOVE how many of them can involve my kids. In the past, I have made felt Christmas trees for my kiddos, so they can decorate them over and over and leave my tree alone. This year it hit me. Why not do the same thing with a Gingerbread House? My kids were both thrilled when I told them my idea and sat with me the whole time I was making their house. They have had a blast with it. This house is super e... more »

"Credit where credit is due." - Oil Sands Companies Demonstrate Leadership On Climate Change = Ezra's PISSED !!

leftdog at Buckdog - 1 hour ago
* (Click on image to enlarge .. )* *CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 22, 2015) -* *Four of Canada's largest oil sands producers have come together to demonstrate leadership on climate change. Canadian Natural Resources LimitedCenovus Energy Inc.Shell Canada Limited and Suncor Energy Inc., support the Government of Alberta's climate plan related to the oil and natural gas industry, which includes a carbon pricing regime coupled with an overall emissions limit for the oil sands. These measures provide predictability and certainty and will help ensure that producers can res... more »

Belgium Conducts Terrorism Raids Across Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*NBC:* *16 Arrested as Brussels Prepares for Third Day Under Maximum Threat* Sixteen people were arrested in Belgium after a series of raids Sunday across Brussels, although a fugitive wanted in connection with the Paris attacks wasn't among them, Belgian federal prosecutors said. The raids came as heavily armed troops and police deployed across Brussels and as the city prepared to remain under maximum threat level for a third day Monday after warnings of a Paris-style attack. The country's prime minister, Charles Michel, described the threats as "serious and imminent." "I indicat... more »

It was 40 years ago today....

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 1 hour ago
Updating a previous post. Did I always have that haunted expression? So obvious in hindsight, but so difficult to recognise at the time? Life hasn't been easy since transition. There have been issues, medical, legal and social. But none insurmountable, and I think my expression on the latest photo says it all. Photo from the "Class of 75" 40 year reunion, which I attended on the 21st

Can Bernie's Brand Of Socialism Reach Alec MacGillis' Lost American Workers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Let's say that all the assumptions and conclusions in Alec MacGillis' *NY Times* piece, Who Turned My Blue State Red?, are spot on. He was trying to explain why poor areas vote for politicians-- conservatives-- who want to slash the safety net and he did a good job at it. One step further... can Bernie Sanders turn this into a November victory? We'll come back to MacGillis in a moment. First, though, Take a look at this stats, tweeted by the Marquette Universitt Law School's new poll: *•* 84% of those polled say “govt is run by a few big interests who are out for themselves.” 14%... more »

Conservative Opposition Candidate Mauricio Macri Has Just Won Argentina's Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Opposition candidate Macri wins Argentina's presidential election* Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina's presidential election on Sunday after promising business-friendly reforms to spur investment in the struggling economy. Macri's supporters swarmed to the Obelisk in the heart of Buenos Aires' theater district for a giant street party as subdued ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli conceded defeat. Argentina's election body said Macri had 52.1 percent of votes and Scioli had 47.9 percent with returns in from 91.5 percent of polling station... more »

Are Christianity and Science Incompatible?

PJ Media/Tyler O'Neil at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Christianity and science] Christians often get a bad rap when it comes to science. Long before Bill Nye went head-to-head with Ken Ham, believers were mocked for not accepting science -- or evolution or The Flood or climate change. But Christianity and science actually work... Continue reading *“Are Christianity and Science Incompatible?”* at *pjmedia.com*.

Jacob Rothschild Says Putin “A Traitor To The New World Order”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Jacob Rothschild has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of being a “traitor to the New World Order”. Putin’s refusal to tow the NWO line makes Jacob Rothschild nervous, as he needs Russia on their side in order to fulfil the illuminati agenda. Conspiracyclub.co reports: Obama is really getting on Putin’s nerves though because he can’t see why he’s doing the things he’s doing to his own people and warning Americans “Keep your Guns”!! I know no more than anyone else about Putin, but I can deduce some things that might make sense. First, He would not have reached as high up as h... more »

Court Trial Dropped After Truth Emerges That US Helped ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A trial in London involving Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, has collapsed after details emerged that linked British and US intelligence services to ISIS. The prosecution were forced to abandon the case in order to avoid “embarrassment” to the intelligence services. Farsnews.com reports: Reports were cited that MI6 had cooperated with the CIA on a “rat line” of arms transfers from Libyan stockpiles to the Syrian rebels in 2012 after the fall of the Gaddafi regime. Clearly, the absurdity of sending someone to prison for doing what ministers and their security officials ... more »

Whistleblower Reveals CERN Suffered Major Disaster On Friday 13th

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
According to a CERN whistleblower, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) had a major nuclear disaster on Friday 13th November, but scientists managed to contain it and stop reports leaking to the media amid the frenzy of the Paris attacks. According to the videos below a significant accident occurred throughout the Collider systems that resulted in a very large and brightly lit UFO hovering above the CERN facilities. Some believe the UFO appeared to assess the extent of the damage caused by the accident, which has been likened to the type of devastation you would see after a nuclear expl...more »

British Generals: We Can Defeat The Islamic State In 14 days

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Express:* *We can WIPE evil ISIS off the map in 14 DAYS: British generals bullish message to Cameron* *A FULL-SCALE ground offensive in Syria using tanks and infantry would wipe Islamic State off the map in less than three weeks, according to senior generals.* Army commanders have made it clear to David Cameron in the wake of the Paris terror attacks that decisive action could rid the world of the evil Islamic cult. Military commanders are also urging greater use of British officers to train local Kurdish fighters and have a firmer hand in tactics. It is part of a raft of advic... more »

Sea level hazards: You can’t repeal risk, but you can repeal section 71

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Ask Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright why, with the money made by peddling his warmist mantra, Al Gore purchases and enjoys sea-level property--despite his own claims that the apartments thereon will be rapidly underwater--and I’ll wager she’ll have no idea. Nonetheless, this from last Friday’s news: *NZ urged to act on rising sea levels* – RADIO NZ *Entire communities may need to be uprooted due to rising sea levels and the Minister of Finance should start preparing for the financial impact now, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan... more »

Japan Eradicate Flu Shots With New Influenza Drug, Big Pharma Silent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Japanese scientists have created the world’s first drug which can permanently cure anybody of the flu in just one day. The drug reportedly stops the spread of the flu virus in the human body instantly – all without the need of a flu shot. This drug inhibits the virus and prevents it from spreading throughout the body, as well as bacteria to multiply in the future… In Japan, they organized clinical trials and the drug was tested on volunteers, showing a high degree of its effectiveness … The researchers stressed that the effectiveness of the drug can be fully verified in the winter i... more »

‘Trump Is A Deluded Clown… Stupid And Uninformed’, Says Analyst

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
American writer and political analyst, Daniel Patrick Welch, has said that Donald Trump is nothing more than a “deluded clown” who believes in the lies of his own success. The harsh words come after Trump said he would monitor mosques in the US, reintroduce waterboarding torture techniques, and keep all refugees on a “watch list”. Presstv.com reports: “Well, Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, isn’t he? This guy is nothing more than a deluded clown who believes the lie of his own success, and so do his supporters. They are so stupid and uninformed that they think that bi... more »

RAF Deployed To Scotland After Russian Submarine Sighted

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The RAF have scrambled a plane to Scotland after reports emerged that a Russian submarine has been sighted in the area. The Royal Navy Frigate and a submarine have ben deployed to the Scottish coast along with Canadian and French Maritime patrol aircraft to search for the Russian submarine. BBC News reports: The Telegraph reports the French plane has searched for the submarine for at least 10 days. The RAF currently has no maritime patrol aircraft of its own. But according to the BBC’s defence correspondent Jonathan Beale, this lack of patrol aircraft is expected to be addressed in ... more »

Russia Strongly Rejects US Plea To ‘Change Tact’ With ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russia have rejected U.S. President Barack Obama’s plea for the Russian government to “rethink its approach to Syria” and ISIS. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called the U.S. policy “irresponsible” and accused the U.S. for the creation and continued growth of ISIS. In a statement, Medvedev said: “The Islamic State has become more entrenched, in part due to the irresponsible policy of the U.S. Rather than cooperating on the fight against terrorism, America and its allies began fighting the legitimately elected president of Syria, Bashar Assad. The reasonable policy in the Middle Eas... more »

Belgium Police Arrest 16, Paris Fugitive Still at Large

RAF CASERT & FRANK JORDANS at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Salah Abdeslam, Paris fugitive] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian prosecutors announced early Monday that police had detained 16 people in 22 raids but that Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not among them. Federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said that “no fire arms or explosives... more »

Iraq's Military Is Claiming That The Islamic State Is Now Hiding Bombs In Dolls To Kill Shiite Children

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Evil, evil people. Explosive-stuffed dolls, #Daesh "gift" to Iraqi children. https://t.co/wl7OkZblLA pic.twitter.com/DisvWnPDeK — NedoUkraïnka (@ValLisitsa) November 20, 2015 *Daily Mail*: *The ISIS bombs hidden inside dolls and toys to kill CHILDREN: Iraqi military reveal IEDs placed in toys by Islamists* * Iraqi security forces defused and destroyed 18 doll-bombs in Baghdad * Bomb plot set to target Shia Muslims on pilgrimage for upcoming holiday * The dolls had been filled with explosives before being dressed again * ISIS is led by and mainly composed of Sunni Muslims from Iraq an... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1HcpOtAYhc

Brussels Anti Terror Raids Result In 16 Arrests, Main Suspect Not Found

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Belgian security forces launched a huge operation in Brussels on Sunday evening, involving at least 19 anti terror raids. Authorities say that 16 arrests were made by Belgian police during the raids, but the main suspect was not among them. Salah Abdeslam was one of the key suspects in the Paris attacks and is reportedly still at large in Belgium. No weapons or explosives were found during the searches. #BREAKING Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam not found: Belgian prosecutor — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 22, 2015 RT reports: A total of 19 raids were carried out in Bruss...more »

27 Iraqi Christians Face Deportation from U.S. While Obama Offers Asylum to Thousands of Muslims from Syria

Christian Today at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Iraqi Christians] A small group of Iraqi Christians persecuted in their homeland are wondering why they are being deported from the U.S. while the Obama administration is trying its best to justify giving asylum to thousands of Muslim refugees from Syria. A... Continue reading *“27 Iraqi Christians Face Deportation from U.S. While Obama Offers Asylum to Thousands of Muslims from Syria”* at *christiantoday.com*.

FDA Approves Takeda Drug for Blood Cancer Multiple Myeloma

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: pills, medicine] NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a third drug to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. The approved pill, called Ninlaro, is made by Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. The FDA approved... more »

Can The Force Awakens Become the Biggest Movie Ever?

Ryan Nakashima at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: The Force Awakens] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new Star Wars movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie’s destined to be the biggest of all time? Though several... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Have you ever seen a sun pillar? When the air is cold and the Sun is rising or setting, falling ice crystals can reflect sunlight and create an unusual column of light. Ice sometimes forms flat, six-sided shaped crystals as it falls from high-level clouds. Air resistance causes these crystals to lie nearly flat much of the time as they flutter to the ground. Sunlight reflects off crystals that are properly aligned, creating the sun-pillar effect. * Click image for larger size.* In the above picture a sun-pillar reflects light from a Sun setting over Östersund, Sweden.” - http://apo... more »

Chet Raymo, "Know Thyself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Know Thyself"* by Chet Raymo "The ancient Greek aphorism, attributed to Socrates and others. Good advice, I'm sure. If only we knew what it means. Is it the same as the "examination of conscience" we were asked to perform as young Catholics? "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned." Well, yes, it is good to ask ourselves if we have lived up to our highest moral aspirations. But surely "Know thyself" means more than that. Does it mean to be aware of our self-awareness? That is to say, not to act impulsively, but reflectively. Thoreau's "I went to the woods because I wished to live d... more »

"What You Have Not..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.” - Epicurus

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sunset"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Sunset"* "Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors which it passes to a row of ancient trees. You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you, one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth, leaving you, not really belonging to either, not so helplessly dark as that house that is silent, not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing that turns to a star each night and climbs – leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads) your own life, timid and standing high and growing, so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out, one moment your life is a s... more »

Louisiana Picks Democrat as Next Governor, Rejecting Vitter

Melinda Deslatte at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: David Vitter] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. Edwards, a state lawmaker, will take over... more »

America's Growing Military Role In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
US military outposts, port facilities, and other areas of access in Africa, 2002-2015. The Nation *Nick Turse, The Intercept*:* In Mali and Rest Of Africa, The U.S. Military Fights A Hidden War* THE GENERAL LEADING the U.S. military’s hidden war in Africa says the continent is now home to nearly 50 terrorist organizations and “illicit groups” that threaten U.S. interests. And today, gunmen reportedly yelling “Allahu Akbar” stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital and seized several dozen hostages. U.S. special operations forces are “currently assisting hostage recovery eff... more »

Guam Is To Become The Next Massive U.S. Military Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *News Tribune*: *Quietly, Guam is slated to become massive new U.S. military base* * Here come the Marines – 4,800 of them with tanks and guns. * The Marines’ plan is being fought by residents of Guam, Chinese casino industry * The price tag: $8.7 billion. Japan pays one-third of the price HAGATNA, GUAM: Thousands of Marines will land on this island sometime in the next few years, and their first steps will fall on a sturdy-as-granite pier in a sheltered Pacific harbor newly rebuilt to carry wave after wave of tank-driving troops. “We’re ready for the... more »

"5 Ways to Beef Up Your Brain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"5 Ways to Beef Up Your Brain" By Andrea Thompson "Weighing in at an average of 2.7 pounds (1,200 grams), the human brain packs a whopping 100 billion neurons. Every minute, about three soda-cans worth of blood flow through the brain. Forget where you left your keys this morning? Or maybe you left your umbrella in the office before a rainy evening. Don't worry, it's probably not a sign of Alzheimer's — everyone is a little forgetful now and then. But the prevalence of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, which slowly deteriorate the brain's capacity to make new memories, retrie... more »

Trump Yells: “Get The Hell Out Of Here” To Black Lives Matter Protester

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A Black Lives Matter protester was kicked, punched and thrown out of a Donald Trump rally. As supporters of the Republican Presidential canditate Donald Trump threw the man to the ground and started kicking him, Trump shouted at the protester: ‘Get the hell out of here!’ As Trump called for more surveillance on Muslims he also noted an observation he had made during the 9/11 attacks in New York in 2001. He believes the 9/11 attacks were cheered by thousands of people at the time he witnessed the fall of the World Trade Centre. “Thousands of people were cheering. So something’s going... more »

Massive Temperature Adjustments In Brazil – And Guess In What Direction?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A quick update to my post on Brazilian temperature trends. Ian George spotted that the original trends, based on unadjusted GHCN V2 data, for Quixeramobim, up to 2011, looked like this: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/show_station.cgi?id=303825860000&dt=1&ds=1 The current GISS graph, based on GHCN V3 Adjusted data, is: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/show_station.cgi?id=303825860000&dt=1&ds=12 […]

What Time is It? The Feast of Christ the King and Our Approach to Marking Time

Catholic Online/Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Feast of Christ the King] CHESAPEAKE, VA (Catholic Online) -- This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of our liturgical year. Yet, for many Catholics who commemorate the Feast, it is just one more somewhat esoteric celebration which we... Continue reading *“What Time is It? The Feast of Christ the King and Our Approach to Marking Time”* at *catholic.org*.

British Generals Tell Cameron Islamic State Could Be History In Two Weeks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
British army commanders say a ground offensive using infantry, armour, tanks, air support and special forces could wipe out the Islamic State in less than three weeks. Following the Paris attacks over a week ago, senior generals are saying that the defeat of the so called Islamic State is a question of decisive action and implementation. They have told Prime minister David Cameron that a full scale ground offensive in Syria could bring a decisive victory over the so called Islamic State caliphate, ridding the world of an evil cult. The Sunday Express reports: Military commanders are... more »

Pissing on the fear monkeys' BS

Dave at The Galloping Beaver - 6 hours ago
No one is so confident in their opinion as an ignorant person. The screams coming out of the right-wing about the horrors of resettling 25,000 refugees from the bloody Syrian-Iraqi corridor controlled by Daesh, (you may know the group as ISIS or ISIL), is an illuminating example. They even have their own petition to stop the rescue of refugees. (No, I'm not linking to it). Their greatest fear,

Afghans Seeking Asylum Buy Fake Taliban Threat Letters

Humayoon Babur & Lynne O'Donnell at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Taliban Flag] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to start a new life in Europe. The handwritten notes on the stationery of the... more »

Carson Would Support Surveillance of ‘Anti-American’ Groups

Bill Barrow & Julie Pace at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Saturday that he wants to expand the government’s surveillance operations aimed at potential terrorist threats, even beyond tracking American Muslims as rival Donald Trump has suggested. Trump tried Saturday to back... more »

Iran Conducts War Game Simulating Capture Of Al-Aqsa In Jerusalem

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards conducted a mock battle to capture the Al-Aqsa mosque from the hands of the Israeli occupiers according to state media reports on Saturday. Thousands of troops stormed and ‘liberated’ a replica of the Al-Aqsa mosque from Israeli forces during training exercise, 80 miles south of the capital Tehran on Friday. Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps with the help of young basiji volunteers participated in ‘capturing’ the replica mosque set up at the top of a mountain. The simulated war games are a response to the recent increase in conflict between the Pa... more »

Did Conservatives Start Creative Writing Programs to Fight the Cold War?

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: creative writing] In 1946, there were only two programs in creative writing at American universities -- one at Iowa and another at Stanford. In 1967, when the Associated Writing Programs (now Association of Writers and Writing Programs) was founded, there were 13.... Continue reading *“Did Conservatives Start Creative Writing Programs to Fight the Cold War?”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Doritos Nachos, Corn Pizza: How Other Places Imagine American Food

Atlas Obscura at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Japanese corn pizza] While Americans have excelled at adopting and reinterpreting food from other places, what have other places done with American cuisine? . . . Pasta might be Italian, but spaghetti with red sauce is an American classic. Abroad, though, the simplest spaghetti... Continue reading *“Doritos Nachos, Corn Pizza: How Other Places Imagine American Food”* at *atlasobscura.com*.

CNN's Fareed Zakaria Gives A 30-Second Summation Of The Near-Impossible Complexity Of Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Fareed Zakaria. *WNU Editor:* I am not a fan of Fareed Zakaria, but on Syria he does sum it up niceley .... *If the only way you could put together a moderate Syrian force is by having the United States cajole, bribe, arm, and train it. We are then looking for this force to defeat ISIS, then defeat Assad, then defeat al-Nusra,then defeat other al Qaeda affiliates, keep at bay the Shiite militias and Hezbollah, take control of Damascus, and establish a pluralistic democracy in Syria. Isn't that kind of a tall order?* The q... more »

Which Fascist Will The GOP Nominate, Trump Or Cruz... Or Both?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Trump doesn't want to say who he's decided to make the next Vice President (Of the United States) just yet. But he's hinting it could be Texas neo-fascist Ted Cruz. On Laura Ingraham's fascist-oriented radio show last week, the primitive-minded Trump said "Well, I like like him. He’s backed everything I’ve said... Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100 percent." (Trump made it clear that two soon-to-be out-of-work Republicans, Rubio and Jeb, can forget about the VP job.) Trump must feel he's entitled to speculate about who he'll make VP because now that crackpot Dr. Ben's numbers ar... more »

Managed Democracy Follies

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 7 hours ago
The thought leaders of the universe are now pondering the unimaginable, that Donald Trump will indeed win the nomination of the Grand Guignol Party. Paul Krugman, for example, got his liberal conscience so rattled that he broke with *New York Times* protocol and wrote the verboten word "shit" in a blog-post about the looming specter of our first openly fascist presidential nominee. The ravening right-wing base is hellbent on electing somebody willing to "bomb the shit out of Muslims" and deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, Krugman wrote. My response: Trump is doing what es... more »

Twin Ukraine Power Cable Blasts Leave Crimeans in the Dark

BloombergBusiness at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Crimea, Ukraine, Yalta] Power lines serving almost 2 million residents of the Crimea peninsula were damaged by a pair of explosions, cutting electricity for the region annexed by Russia last year. Restoring service may take as long as four days, Yuri Kasich, deputy chief... Continue reading *“Twin Ukraine Power Cable Blasts Leave Crimeans in the Dark”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Why Socialism Causes Pollution

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*A reminder from 1992, by Thomas DiLorenzo, about what we discovered when the communist bloc collapsed …* Corporations are often accused of despoiling the environment in their quest for profit. Free enterprise is supposedly incompatible with environmental preservation, so that government regulation is required. Such thinking is the basis for current proposals to expand environmental regulation greatly. So many new controls have been proposed and enacted that the late economic journalist Warren Brookes once forecast that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could well bec... more »

U.S. Asking For More Help From Allies In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flying over northern Iraq early in the morning of 23 September, 2014 after conducting airstrikes in Syria. AFP. *The Hill*: *Pentagon presses allies for more muscle on ISIS* The Pentagon is pressing America’s allies in Europe and the Arab world for extra muscle in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Defense officials are hoping outrage over the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris inspires fierce backlash against the extremist organization, according to The Associated Press. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has tasked his top ... more »

Nov. 22: odd computer problems. Have I become a terrorist threat?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
In recent days, I have suffered computer problems. Yesterday, it was the disappearance of my paragraph structure after I published my blog. I didn't notice it for a couple of hours. In fact, all the problems have affected only my blog. As well, none of the problems is repeated. I get a new one each time. Call me paranoid, but there's a lot of coincidence in there. I wish for luck today. I was astonished to see, on yesterday's page A6, a large ad from a gun store called the smoking gun. It seems to specialize in guns for the mentally disturbed. All its rifles and shotguns are designed... more »

The Temple, Oklahoma UFO Occupant Sighting

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
It has been claimed that the only case involving occupants, creatures associated with a landed UFO that was labeled as “Unidentified” was that from Socorro, New Mexico told by Lonnie Zamora in 1964. Although somewhat hidden in the Project Blue Book files, there is another that took place almost two years later. Hynek mentioned it in his book, *The Hynek UFO Report*, but he doesn’t give a location and he dates it with a newspaper clipping from the *Dallas Times Herald*. Although Hynek suggests the case is from the Wichita Falls, Texas area and the witness, W. E. Laxson was a civilian ... more »

Hidden Atrocities: California's Indian Missions: Slavery, Beatings and Murder

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
California's hidden history of Indian missions, and Doctrine of Discovery By Brenda Norrell Censored News brendanorrell@gmail.com SAN FRANCISCO -- The AIM West Conference today revealed the true history of the California Indian Missions. Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Costanoan Ohlone Indians, described the true history of slavery and cruelty, beatings and

Brussels On Lock-Down, People Told To ‘Shelter’ Amid Terror Fears

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Belgian authorities have raised the terror alert in Brussels to the highest it can go, putting the city on complete lockdown following intelligence that a coordinated attack involving weapons and bombs was imminent. Schools are to remain closed on Monday, and members of the public have been urged to seek shelter, as troops are deployed to the streets. A perimeter set around the Grand-Place was cordoned off by police and the military. People eating in resturants have reported being asked to finish their meals and leave, with one witness saying, “I am the restaurant and the police ha... more »

Turkey Threatens Russia With ‘Serious Consequences’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Turkey, a NATO member, threatened the Russian Federation with “serious consequences” following the Russian bombing of terrorists in Syria. Officials in Ankara have warned Russia to “immediately end its operation” after war planes hit Syrian ground “very close” to the Turkish border. Ethnic Turks in Syria have come under “intensive” bombardment by the Russian military, according to the Turkish foreign ministry. Russia’s ambassador was summoned by the foreign ministry in Ankara and told of Turkey’s concern for ethnic Turks living near the boarder with Syria. Turkey demands a halt to t... more »

NYPD Conducts ‘Active Shooter Drills’ In Subway Station

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Federal and local law enforcement agencies just so happen to be conducting various military drills along New York City’s subway system – on the day that the FBI are on high alert for potential ISIS attacks. The NYPD are conducting ‘active-shooter’ drills across Lower Manhattan. This is the first time the NYPD have held such drills at a subway station, which began at 4 a.m. involving ten arms of NYPD, including officers from the counter-terrorism unit. Anyone out in New York City today, please be extra cautious on the subway system. Abc7ny.com reports: It simulated an active shooter... more »

Ukraine Caught Supplying Weapons To ISIS, Say Russian Hacktivists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russian hacking group CyberBerkut claim to have uncovered evidence that the Ukraine military have supplied weapons to ISIS. The group say that they are in possession of documents that prove that employees of Ukrainian state-owned defence company Ukroboronprom, discussed with the Qatari government officials the possible sale of surface-to-air S-125-SD Pechora missiles. On Saturday the hacking group posted the headline: The Poles supply ISIS militants with Ukrainian weapons, with screen-grabs of documents proving their claim. Ibtimes.com reports: The report, which does not offer proo...more »

Authorities Deliberately Ignored ‘Red Flags’ Before Paris Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
There were multiple chances for authorities in Europe to prevent the Paris attacks and stop the men entering the country. Reuters have examined a series of missed red flags and ‘miscommunications’ that resulted in France’s biggest atrocity since World War Two. Is this one of the biggest mistakes in France’s history, or a deliberate act of ignorance? Huffingtonpost.com reports: “We’re in a situation where the services are overrun. They expect something to happen, but don’t know where,” said Nathalie Goulet, who heads up the French Senate’s investigation committee into jihadi network... more »

UN Chief Praises Russia’s Leading Role In Fight Against ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Russia’s leading role in the fight against ISIS on Sunday. During a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the UN chief said he was highly appreciative of Russia’s role in fighting terrorism alongside the United States. Tass.ru reports: The UN chief noted the deteriorating security and social situation in Syria as a cause for terrorism. The recent initiatives by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have given a strong impetus to finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis, the UN ... more »

Kerry: Global-Warming Apocalypse Deniers Must Be Silenced

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry has launched a vicious attack at scientists and members of the public who challenge the hypothesis that global warming is a man-made phenomena. Kerry has called for a tough stance on ‘global warming deniers’, saying, “The science tells us unequivocally, those who continue to make climate change a political fight put us all at risk. And we cannot sit idly by and allow them to do that.” Thenewamerican.com reports: This was not the first time Secretary Kerry has made comments that lightly veil an implicit threat aimed at climate realists. Kerry, who has be... more »

Bernie Sanders Claims Monsanto Are Trying To Silence Him

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has said that Monsanto threatened to sue CBS if they allowed him to appear on their network, due to his critical stance of the agricultural giant. During a town hall on Saturday night, a voter asked Sanders about Monsanto and about GMO food, to which Sanders responded: Monsanto is a very, very powerful corporation. They are one of the leaders in food technology and basically working hard to transform our food system. Let me tell you a funny story, or not so funny. In my state, a great dairy state, we have a lot of dairy cows. There was an effort to put what was calle... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by.

The Cancellation Of Last Week’s Germany-Netherlands Football Match In Hanover Was Due To A French Intel Warning Of An Impeding Bomb Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Terrorists 'planned to detonate three bombs inside German stadium'* Security official says tip-off from French led to last-minute cancellation of last week’s Germany-Netherlands football friendly in Hanover. Terrorists planned to detonate three bombs inside the stadium during a friendly international football match in Hanover last week, an attack that was thwarted by cancelling the match at the last minute, according to a security official. The official told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that German security agents were tipped off by French counterpa... more »

Susan Devoy fails to fight for chance to teach new immigrants

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
I know it’s hard to pick a winner, but do you think Susan Devoy might have been the least prepared and least competent Racist Relations Commissar since the ridiculous role was invented? On any issue on which she chooses to make a stand, she invariably takes the wrong one. See, this is what we’ve been talking about: one of the biggest failures in recent decades has been the failure to fully welcome new people to new western countries into the values that made western cultures great. Yet, in a bizarre parallel with the “safe spaces” on American campuses that students demand to avoid... more »

"Who Killed JFK? The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Who Killed JFK? The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt" by Erik Hedagaard "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." - Oscar Wilde "He was the ultimate keeper of secrets, lurking in the shadows of American history. He toppled banana republics, planned the Bay of Pigs invasion and led the Watergate break-in. Now he would reveal what he'd always kept hidden: who killed JFK. Once, when the old spymaster thought he was dying, his eldest son came to visit him at his home in Miami. The scourges recently had been constant and terrible: lupus, pneumonia, cancers of the jaw and prostate... more »

"High Treason: Watch As It Happened"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
John F. Kennedy's bodyguards being called off. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFpPjjKdUds&list=PLCE4C7EEEC2746346 *Cui bono?*

"JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"JFK and the Unspeakable*: * *Why He Died and Why It Matters*" by Oliver Stone "The murder of President Kennedy was a seminal event for me and for millions of Americans. It changed the course of history. It was a crushing blow to our country and to millions of people around the world. It put an abrupt end to a period of a misunderstood idealism, akin to the spirit of 1989 when the Soviet bloc to began to thaw and 2008, when our new American President was fairly elected. Today, profound doubts persist about how President Kennedy was killed and why. My film "JFK" was a metaphor for a... more »

New Jersey Women Who Refused Work Flu Shot To Be Fired

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Three office workers from New Jersey face being fired from their jobs after refusing to take a mandatory flu shot at work. Alanda Watson has been ordered to either receive a flu shot, or wear a mask around her co-workers. She and two other co-workers have refused the demands of the Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey’s strict health rules, and were suspended 3 weeks ago. “All three of us got a pretty blanket email. We were told to return to work tomorrow in compliance with the policy, with documentation saying we’ve either gotten a shot or we’re wearing a mask,” Watson told New... more »

things i heard at the library: digital divide edition (#20)

laura k at wmtc - 9 hours ago
In library school we talked a lot about the digital divide, the ever-increasing gap between those who have access to information and communication technology, and those who do not. Public libraries are one of the very few institutions that exist to bridge that gap, however imperfectly. What does the digital divide look like on the ground? In my library, located in one of the lowest-income communities in Ontario (and in Canada), we see the digital divide in action every single day. This week a family worked on a visa application for the United States. They had to come to the library... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

"6 Vile Right-Wing Moments This Week, Islamophobia Edition"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"6 Vile Right-Wing Moments This Week, Islamophobia Edition"* Who has won the race to the bottom when it comes to Muslim-bashing? by Janet Allon "Republican politicians and presidential aspirants fell all over each other this week, trying to be as offensive, spiteful and Islamophobic as possible. Let’s review some of the lowest of the legion of low-lights. *1. Ben Carson’s truly offensive and clearly intentional metaphor. *Reports of Ben Carson’s stupidity and inability to grasp foreign policy may (or may not) have been greatly exaggerated. But reports that he is an evil mother*cker... more »

"Even Rats..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Even rats can only be kicked around for so long before they've had enough." - Joe Cowley

Quote of the day: Why are there so few Muslim terrorists?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*[image: _quotation_marks1 (1)]I think this actually is a great question. Given what a totally vile doctrine Islam is, and given how many people say that they follow it, why indeed do so few Muslims, percentage wise, actually do the kinds of murderous things demanded of them in Islam’s holy scriptures? The more vile you consider the things that Islam demands of its devotees, and they seem to me to be very vile indeed, the better the question is.* ~ Brian Micklethwait, Samizdata post asking ‘Why are there so few Muslim terrorists?’ Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please con... more »

Mali Hotel Terror Attack -- News Updates November 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* Mali hotel attack: president vows ‘no surrender’ as manhunt for killers launches* Survivors tell of panic while terrorists searched rooms during the second deadly assault on country’s capital in a year. Mali’s president has described his country as the latest front in a global struggle against extremism, as he declared three days of national mourning for 20 people killed in a hotel siege. “Terrorism will not win,” said Ibrahim Boubacar Keita during a visit to the Radisson Blu hotel, where gunmen mowed down guests in the lobby then went after more victims. “Mali w... more »

"Those people who are the so-called jihadists in France don't come from Islam. They come from misery."

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
It's hard not to bang on, however much you might not want to, when the BBC programmes you are listening to are also banging on relentlessly. This morning's *Broadcasting House *featured a lengthy report from Emma Jane Kirby on how France's young people are reacting to the massacres in Paris. At least that was how it was introduced. After a moving opening interview, however, it swiftly moved on to focus - at considerable length - on the grievances of France's Muslims, young and not-so-young. [Precisely 70.3% of the report was devoted to this aspect of the story. Yes, I counte... more »

Jeremy Corbyn and Insecurity

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
Relax, Labour is not going to lose the Oldham by-election so there's no need to look for a bus to throw Jeremy under. It will be fine. Ish. Yes, the majority bequeathed by Michael Meacher is going to be cut, and part of that's because fewer people turn out for by-elections unless fired up by some motivating factor or another. Yet the coming performance can, should, and will be read as an early verdict on Jeremy's leadership. Remember, Oldham West is a so-called "core area" filled full with "our people" - a mix of white and Asian working class and small business people. If Labour c... more »

Alex Henney Memo To The CCC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
Alex Henney wrote to the Committee on Climate Change, pointing out some of the fallacies behind their latest Progress Report to Parliament. John Gummer has presumably forgotten who pays his wages, as he has not yet bothered to reply. The scientific flaws of the Committee on Climate Change and the expensive consequences, […]


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 10 hours ago
*John Bel Edwards: Governor of Louisiana * *West Jefferson kills new flood protection tax; Algiers renews one ~Mark Schleifstein*

The NRA's Uncanny Ability To Get Conservative Politicians To Back Terrorist Groups

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Gun manufacturers' lobbyists and the craven Republican politicians they own revel in telling their dopey, brain-washed supporters that Bill Clinton or Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton-- or any Democrat short of Ted Strickland or John Barrow-- is going to come to their house and take away their guns. It isn't true and no one-- short of people with severe learning disabilties-- really believes it is. But it still works for Republicans in rallying their base-- despite the fact that most Americans, *including* Republicans-- want sane gun safety regulations. The 4 paragraphs below come ... more »

Sunday Morning Live; curate’s egg episode

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I thought today’s SML was the best SML I’ve ever seen. Not that that’s saying much. For once, many interesting points were made by all. Sian asks: Should Britain join air strikes in Syria? The whole panel were against hurriedly rushing in to bomb ISIS without properly planning for the aftermath. Even those with pacifist tendencies agreed that defeating ISIS with military force will have to happen sometime, but not before serious consideration is given to the possible consequences. I have enjoyed watching Emily Dyer’s assertive performances when she’s been on TBQs. The blurb on th... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #115 Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*AK Note: An number of recently transitioned personalities will be returning for an encore to take down the final illusion, that of death. * *Outiside of the Earth realm when a body transitioned it simply went to another realm of its choosing. After the Draco/Bloodline beings took over the incarnation process, post the Jesus event (which if including time loops and time manipulations has been over 4000 years now), those in human form were recycled back into the Earth realm under a false "karma" debt-repayment type system (there never was any debt owed). * *David Icke and John L... more »

Russia's War Against The Islamic State Is Speading Into The Caucasus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Image from the BBC *RT:* *11 militants from ISIS-linked gang killed in anti-terror op in Russia’s North Caucasus* Russian special forces have killed 11 militants from a gang that swore allegiance to Islamic State, according to National Counter-Terrorist Committee. The counter-terrorist operation is continuing in a mountainous region near the city of Nalchik in Russia’s North Caucasus. The firefight between police and the militants started on early Sunday morning in woodland adjacent to Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, where counter-terrorist operation was annou... more »

Spanish affairs

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
This post may seem a bit random but I think I'm onto something, even if I'm not quite sure *what* I'm onto... You may recall hearing a lot of BBC reports last year and early this year about Spain's far-left, populist, anti-austerity answer to Greece's Syriza, Podemos, led by the pony-tailed political science lecturer Pablo Iglesias. The party was sweeping ahead in the polls and might even win the next general election, apparently, and Pablo was all over the BBC. Here's a typical BBC report from that time by Tom Burridge: You may have heard of Podemos thanks to the BBC, but have y... more »

The Progressives’ More-Christian-Than-Jesus Machine™

John Zmirak at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: stamp] For many political progressives (who advocate regressing into socialist dysfunction), Christianity is the Great Satan, a promise of "pie in the sky when you die" slyly designed to distract the poor from their present sufferings, support patriarchal society and excuse Western... more »

FRANCE: President Hollande Calls for War, But There Are No Volunteers

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*Ever notice how each "terrorist attack" generates more calls for "emergency powers"? The heglian dialect can be rephrased as "tension and release" political chicanery. -AK* http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lucia-annunziata/hollande-calls-for-war-bu_b_8591064.html *Hollande Calls for War, But There Are No Volunteers* Posted: 11/18/2015 10:46 am EST Updated: 11/19/2015 11:59 am EST HOLLANDE SPEECH So where do we all stand? *François Hollande announced that France is at war and has called for an international coalition to fight against ISIS with the goal of "destroying terrorism."* So d... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday... And again with the world going to heck, here comes my usual rant... Gosh darn that Climate Change..err..Global Warming... Just a few days ago this region of central Canada went through the first major winter storm of the season and we had some 10-15cm of snow fall... And the average daytime high temperature is well below normal for this time of year as well.. Yes, Saint Al of the Gore stated a few years back that man caused Global Warming was real and some of his cronies had the nerve to say that snowfall would be a "thing of the past"....... more »

China busts biggest “underground bank”

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
A man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai © Carlos Barria / Reuters*This is one of those "hiding something in plain sight" kind of things. The underground banks are not just back alley currency operations, they are literally UNDERGROUND banks... the vast vaults of gold in the Xinjiang desert in which deposits of gold are moved from one "bin" to another within the same vault complex. And you need bank terminals to do that... which is not exactly a back alley operation. China both uses these underground banks (the back alley and the ones in the desert) and periodically... more »

Former ISIS Women Talk About What Life Is Like In Islamic State Controlled Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Aws, 25, a former resident of Raqqa, Syria, used to be a member of the Khansaa Brigade, the Islamic State's female morality police. Her first husband was a jihadist, and when he died in a suicide operation she reluctantly agreed to marry another fighter. Credit Tara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times *New York Times:* *ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape* SOUTHERN TURKEY — Dua had only been working for two months with the Khansaa Brigade, the all-female morality police of the Islamic State, when her friends were brought to the station t... more »

Search For A Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Julian E. Barnes, Stephen Fidler, Gordon Lubold, And Philip Shishkin*: *The War on Islamic State* *To prevail, the West must settle on military tactics, cut off oil money, counter propaganda, strategists say.* The Paris attacks and the downing of a Russian airliner have heightened determination in Moscow, Paris and Washington to defeat Islamic State, a challenge easier said than done. Many strategists say military advances will show little progress unless more work is done to eliminate the militant group’s financing, counter its propaganda and cut a diplomatic deal among world p... more »


Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
^ V ^ V When rooks gather It is called a parliament. In a circle collected With one at the centre, Arcane and sinister They listen in judgment Then either leave Or kill the one. ^ V ^ ^^

Implementation is part of the program

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 12 hours ago
In an effort to increase test scores in math and reading in so-called “struggling” schools, numerous intervention programs are purchased on our behalf. So many programs are layered on top of each other that it becomes nearly impossible to carefully consider them all. Although relatively expensive, the cheapest and most efficient interventions tend to be […]

Tony Clement, Deputy Chairman of the IDU

Alison at Creekside - 12 hours ago
CBC reports on Con interim leader Rona Ambrosia's top shadow cabinet jobs yesterday, "Tony Clement, who has virtually no international experience, having served as minister of health and president of the Treasury Board under Harper, will be the critic for foreign affairs." No international experience. Really, CBC? Here's Tony a couple of weeks ago at the *International Democrat Union **Committee on Foreign Affairs *meetup in Marrakesh. The IDU - an international alliance of some 80 centre-right and rightwing parties from around the world - has featured Tony as Deputy Chairman fo... more »

Tell Pearson what you think about one of their products

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 12 hours ago
Fill out the survey here. Hurry, before it closes.

Russia: 11 Allied with ISIS Killed in North Caucasus

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A militant.] MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian law enforcement officers on Sunday raided a hideout in the North Caucasus of armed militants allied with the Islamic State group, killing all 11 of them in an exchange of fire, the counter-terrorism agency said. The... more »

Lending Money to a Friend

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
Your best friend calls you and says "I hate to say it but I am totally broke and can't even buy groceries, can you lend me some money?" You decide you ought to lend the money – but the question becomes getting it back. If you are lending the money without any expectation of repayment – sort of a dignified way of making a gift – then things are legally easy. Just give over the money with a smile, say "pay me back when you can" and forget about it. If you get repaid that's a bonus but it isn't something to be expected. Just remember that giving charity this way will rebound to your ... more »

Dear Little Ariella - Another Child Sacrificed On the Altar Of Bad Medicine

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 13 hours ago
*Arielle* Written by her mama "This is Ariella, my Daughter. She was born perfectly healthy. She is now fighting for her life because of the damage vaccines did over a year ago. At 4 months old she was rolling over, pulling herself up and sitting up until she fell over after a few minutes. Lol. She was grabbing for everything. Lol. Always smiling and happy said "hi" or at least it sounded like it. Lol. Our baby was perfect. On 07/08/14 when we took our baby girl to her 4 month wellness checkup, she received 6 vaccines: Dtap, HepB, IPV, PCV, HiB, and Rotavirus. Within the hour her ... more »

Coming Soon: Eagles of Death Metal Speak Out About The Paris Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
From *VICE*: While reporting on last week's horrific terror attacks in Paris, we realized with shock that the band playing at the Bataclan, the venue where 89 rock fans had their lives taken, was the Eagles of Death Metal. You never expect the people you know to be caught up in such things, but the Eagles are a band we've interviewed many times before and Jesse Hughes, the lead singer, hosted a video series on VICE's music channel, Noisey. While Jesse and the band thankfully survived, some of the people closest to them did not. They include the band's merchandise manager, Nick Ale... more »

More Details Are Becoming Known On The Nine Men Who Were Responsible For The Paris Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *9 young men and their paths to terror in Paris* PARIS — The young men who checked into the rental house in Bobigny before the Paris attacks were well-mannered and well-dressed. In town for business, they said. The men paid 100 euros a night for the two-story brick house in the middle-class Paris suburb. When they arrived, one of them presented the house’s owner, who lived on the same quiet street, with his ID card: Brahim Abdeslam. Three days later, Abdeslam lay dying on the floor of a Paris cafe, a coil of multicolored wires visible under his T-shirt, just mom... more »

Be Careful With Political Scorecards And One-Issue And Identity Politics Groups

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Nanette Barragán Yesterday, in a post about food safety and how corrupt campaign financing can *literally* poison consumers, we listed all the Members of the House who had perfect 100% ratings on Food Policy Action's scorecard for 2015. There were lots of awesome congressmembers on there, people who are always fighting for the interests of ordinary working families, like Alan Grayson, Raul Grijalva, Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Donna Edwards, Barbara Lee, Jim McDermott, Jerry Nadler, Keith Ellison and Mark Pocan. But there were also some pretty unsavory names on that list of members with per... more »

Andrew Marr on Donald Trump and mass immigration

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Incidentally, if you were wondering where Andrew Marr's discussion with U.S. Democratic Party pollster Stan Greenberg went next, well here's the answer: *Andrew Marr*: Is that kind of very hardline message ringing out across America at the same time? *Stan Greenberg*: Well, I think it is ringing out in the Republican Party and it's really I think quite important in trying to look at what's happening in America. We do have a story here that we're looking at about the fury at Trump, Donald Trump, talking about registering Muslims. *Andrew Marr*: He actually wants every Muslim in Amer... more »

Feast of Christ the King...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*remember who is truly King* Reading I Dn 7:13-14 As the visions during the night continued, I saw one like a Son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; when he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him, the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship; all peoples, nations, and languages serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed. Reading 2 Rv 1:5-8 Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed ... more »

Horror, Panic, Heroism at Bataclan, the Nexus of the Paris Attacks

JAMEY KEATEN & RAPHAEL SATTER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Bataclan Theater, Paris, France] PARIS (AP) -- The vibe in the Bataclan concert hall was hot, steamy and electric as the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal jammed away a half-hour into a set. Revelers slam-danced to the hard rock, and bodies glistened... more »

"Very hardline", says Andrew Marr

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
There was a telling moment of what is sometimes called 'bias by labelling' on this morning's *Marr* show, wherein Andrew Marr betrayed his own views on a matter of controversy: *Andrew Marr*: Stan, you've got a story, I think, from the *Telegraph* that you'd like to show us. *Stan Greenberg*: Indeed I do. This is a story that says that Enoch Powell is right, which brings us back...What Simon Heff... *Andrew Marr*: Simon Heffer, who was Enoch Powell's biographer. *Stan Greenberg*: Yes, and what Simon Heffer writes about is about multiculturalism and about the dangers of multicultur... more »

has the whole world gone crazy? again? terrorism against muslim people as a "response" to paris attacks

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
Some facts. 1. The likelihood that you will be killed in a terrorist attack is extremely small. You are much more likely to be hit by lightning, killed in a car crash, have a heart attack, or meet your death hundreds of other ways. 2. Most documented terrorist attacks are perpetrated by people who are not Muslim. And this doesn't count anti-abortion violence or women being killed by abusive partners, which are forms of terrorism. 3. In 2013 and 2014, more than 316,000 people in the United States were killed by guns. 313 Americans died in terrorist attacks. 4. After the recent terro... more »

Mister Rogers, Presbyterian Saint

Jonathan Merritt/The Atlantic at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Outbound Atlantic article] He was Protestant. But if Protestants had saints, Mister Rogers might already have been canonized. When Rogers decided to pursue a career in television, it wasn't fame he sought. While watching TV during seminary, he "saw people throwing pies at... Continue reading *“Mister Rogers, Presbyterian Saint”* at *theatlantic.com*.

Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

The Washington Post at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Birmingham] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, “Don’t choke him! Don’t choke him!” The... Continue reading *“Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Brussels Lock-Down Continues For A Second Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* Two terror suspects at large in Brussels as city remains locked down* *Soldiers and armoured vehicles could remain on Belgian capital’s streets into next week amid fears of imminent Paris-style attack in the heart of the EU.* Two terrorists remain at large in Brussels and threaten to commit a “very dangerous act”, a senior official has said, as the Belgian capital enters its second day with soldiers and armoured vehicles continuing to keep the city in lockdown. The mayor of one of Brussels’ municipalities said the area was still facing a grave threat, adding tha... more »

Neighbours (should be there for one another)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
This little headline in our sidebar caught my eye: *“Sharri Markson: journalist at The Australian in run-in with Israeli security*” I thought I’d pop over to have a look and do a quick Google to see what sort of journalist we’re dealing with; so I turned up the collar of my trench-coat, adjusted my trilby and put out my pipe. It seems that as well as being a journalist, Sharri is a part glamour-girl and opportunist. She has a track record of sneaking into hospital wards pretending to be a visitor in order to get exclusive stories from victims of terrorism. (Well, she did that onc... more »

Brazil’s Temperature Trends & UHI

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/nmaps.cgi?sat=4&sst=6&type=anoms&mean_gen=0112&year1=2014&year2=2014&base1=1951&base2=1980&radius=1200&pol=rob According to GISS, most of Brazil was a degree or more warmer last year than the 1951-80 average. GHCN have 33 stations currently operating in the country, most of which are heavily urbanised or airport sites like Brasilia. Such sites clearly cannot be relied upon to give reliable temperature […]

AIM West Live Sunday Nov. 22, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Live coverage of AIM West Conference 2015 has concluded. Please check back for the 2015 video archives. Meanwhile, enjoy the video archives from 2014. AIM West Conference 2014 video archives streaming below.  Watch live streaming video from earthcycles at livestream.com Saturday's article: Peltier, Darrell Standing Elk, Tohono O'odham border and more: http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/

Western Diplomats Hint That Sanctions Against Russia Will Be Extended Another 6 Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Western leaders agreed to extend Russia sanctions by six months: diplomat* Western leaders who met on the margins of last week's Group of 20 summit in Turkey agreed to extend sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine by six months until July of next year, a senior European diplomat told Reuters. The decision was taken despite mounting calls to cooperate more closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the fight against Islamic State following the militant group's Nov. 13 attacks in Paris which killed 130 people. U.S. President Barack Obama, Ger... more »

70 Percent Of Ukrainians Believe The Nation Is Heading In The Wrong Direction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Kyiv Post*: *Experts: Time running out for government to fulfill EuroMaidan goals* The EuroMaidan Revolution was successful in terms of ousting disgraced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies, and shifting Ukraine back toward the path of European integration, according to a significant majority of 31 experts polled this month by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation policy center. However, two years later, the revolution’s other goals have not been achieved, namely eradicating systemic corruption and punishing those guilty of crimes. These failures could lead to the un... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( November 21 , 2015 ) -- Europe Update ( Brussels shutdown due to "imminent terror threat " continues into second day / additional news items on ISIS concerns / Paris Attack and related investigations , Crimea declares state of emergency due to power lines being attacked , Greece items of note - refugee related news / domestic political drama with New Democracy vote or non vote - as it appears today / Troika related news - bank recap and 2 Bn tranche finally approved by EG ) Brexit items / UK steps to prevent terror attacks , French fear potential chemical attack , Netherlands sees PVV - Anti Eu Part's appeal hit new highs , Juncker opines on two speed Europe ) ....... Emerging Nations and Asia ( Emerging Nations charts of note , South china Sea item , Iran oil to hit market pressuring supply further , China not cause of Asia currency war - so says India , China items of note - early stories of interest for Sunday ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Europe..... *dwnews* ‏@dwnews 6m 6 minutes ago #Facebook makes it easy for #refugees to buy #fake #Syria #passport: http:// dw.com/p/1H9cV #FakePassports (jlw) [image: Embedded image permalink] *Georg von Harrach* ‏@yourmeps 13m 13 minutes ago NATO headquarters in Brussels will be closed tomorrow #BrusselsAlert http:// deredactie.be/permalink/1.2496127?eid=p1_2504123-d0325f19 … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 17m 17 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted Libya Al Hurra Twirps always ask for this data - so , here you go ! fred walton added, [image: Embedded im... more »

iPads and Socialism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
Socialism is Jeremy Corbyn in Number 10 plus superfast broadband! Okay, not as pithy as Lenin's definition involving soviet power and electrification, but John McDonnell's speech on Wednesday is a continuation of a fine tradition in left and centre left politics: the close alignment of our policy agenda with technological dynamism. Though, of course, it's more than just a nice rhetorical flourish - the lining up alongside futurity in John's case has a double purpose. His iPads and Socialism speech was an attempt to wrest the white heat of technology from the grip of George Osborne,... more »

Pentagon Expands Inquiry into Intelligence on ISIS Surge

The New York Times at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Central Command] WASHINGTON -- When Islamic State fighters overran a string of Iraqi cities last year, analysts at United States Central Command wrote classified assessments for military intelligence officials and policy makers that documented the humiliating retreat of the Iraqi Army. But... Continue reading *“Pentagon Expands Inquiry into Intelligence on ISIS Surge”* at *nytimes.com*.

NYC Woman Arrested After Allegedly Cutting Baby from Mother’s Womb

Colleen Long at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: New York City Manhattan skyline-900] NEW YORK (AP) -- A baby was cut from the womb of a 22-year-old woman who was nearly nine months pregnant by a childhood friend with a knife, and the suspect was arrested on a murder charge, police said Saturday.... more »

Playoff Pulse: Ohio State’s Loss Opens Door to New Champion

Ralph Russo at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Football Kick, playoffs] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Unless something really strange happens over the last two weeks of the season, the second College Football Playoff will crown a new champion. Ohio State had its 23-game winning streak snapped 17-14 on a last-second field... more »

Report: Iran Sentences U.S. Journalist to Jail

NASSER KARIMI at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Jason Rezaian] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has sentenced detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges that include espionage, Iranian state TV reported Sunday. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, the spokesman for... more »

Turkish Airlines NYC Flight Diverts to Canada After Bomb Threat

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Turkish Airlines] HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- A bomb threat forced a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Istanbul to divert and land in Canada, police said. Halifax Stanfield International Airport said on its Twitter feed early Sunday that Flight... more »

Australian Transsexual Seeks to Silence Catholic Bishop for Championing Natural Marriage

Michael Cook at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Censored Man with blue tape on his mouth. Isolated on white.] A transgender activist is trying to silence the Catholic Church in the Australian state of Tasmania on the issues of homosexuality, transgender and same-sex marriage. Martine Delaney, who will be a Greens candidate for the next Federal election, has lodged... more »

China Vows That It Will ContinueTo Build In the South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*:* China says won't cease building on South China Sea isles* China said on Sunday it will continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea and the United States was testing it by sending warships through the area. "Building and maintaining necessary military facilities, this is what is required for China's national defense and for the protection of those islands and reefs," Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur. China planned to "expand and upgrade" the civilian facilities on th... more »

Massive Blackout In Crimea After Transmission Towers Are 'Blown Up' In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*BBC*: *Crimea without power after pylons 'blown up'* Crimea has been plunged into darkness after pylons carrying power lines which supply electricity from Ukraine were reportedly blown up on Saturday night. All four power lines were cut, reports said, leaving the region's two million inhabitants without electricity. Images circulated on social media appeared to show Ukrainian flags attached to the damaged pylons. Crimea was annexed by Russia last year, but the Ukrainian authorities have continued to supply power to the area. Crimean authorities said they had managed to partiall... more »

Brussels on Highest Terror Alert amid Warning of ‘Imminent Threat’

CNN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: CNN screen grab, outbound] Paris (CNN) -- Belgium’s capital was under the country’s highest terror alert level Saturday -- with Brussels’ subway service suspended and people warned to avoid gatherings -- as authorities warned of a possible imminent threat a week after deadly attacks in Paris. Specific reasons... Continue reading *“Brussels on Highest Terror Alert amid Warning of ‘Imminent Threat’”* at *cnn.com*.

Parody News Conference at U. of Iowa Treated as Terror Threat

RYAN J. FOLEY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: riot police - wikimedia] IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- As the fall semester began, communications professor and campus jester Kembrew McLeod organized a parody news conference to poke fun at the University of Iowa’s governing board, expecting annoyed administrators might show up. Instead, a... more »

College is Not a Safe Space for Christians … and That’s Just Fine

George Yancey at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: study group - 900] In my last op-ed about the growing demand for "safe spaces" on college campuses, I noted that one Yale student said, "I don't want to debate. I want to talk about my pain." These and other comments indicate that for... more »

Beautiful Churches: Sainte-Chapelle of Paris

The Editors at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Sainte Chapelle Stained Glass - 900] Located in Paris, France, the Sainte-Chapelle is a royal medieval Gothic chapel built between 1242-1248. It contains one of the largest collections of 13th-century stained glass in the the world. To learn more about the church and its history, click... more »

Man Wields Samurai Sword at Manhattan Apple Store; Even New Yorkers Take Notice

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Samurai] NEW YORK (AP) -- A man swinging a samurai sword at an Apple store terrified shoppers on Friday. The man walked into the Manhattan store and began waving the sword, authorities said. A video posted online showed him swinging the... more »

Promises - Parliamentary Accountability

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
As promised in my post *A cabinet that looks like Canada,* this week I am going to take a closer look at the Liberal Government's quite modest promises as regards to parliamentary reform as listed in their *platform document.* Taking them one at a time they are (in shortened form):- “*Strengthen the role of parliamentary committee chairs*, including elections by secret ballot. Ensure a more robust system of oversight and review for legislation.” This one bothers me a little given that committee chairs already have considerable power over the way such meetings are conducted and can,... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*America’s Cultural Revolution Reaches Amherst* *General Jeffery Amherst's alleged but unproven blanket warfare raised yet again* In dismaying news for a troubled alumnus, America's politically correct student revolutionaries have not bypassed Amherst College, as shown by a November 12-13 sit-in at the college's Frost Library. Amherst events provide a case study of modern academia's leftist domination with grave implications for academic freedom. The student protesters issued a statement befitting the Maoist demands for self-criticism of China's Cultural Revolution Red Guards, al... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’* A team of prominent scientists gathered in Texas today at a climate summit to declare that fears of man-made global warming were “irrational” and “based on nonsense” that “had nothing to do with science.” They warned that “we are being led down a false path” by the upcoming UN climate summit in Paris. The scientists appeared at a climate summit sponsored by the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The summit in Austin was titled: “At the Crossroads: Energ... more »

Snow Piles Up in Upper Midwest

RICK CALLAHAN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Snow_traffic] People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped between a few inches and 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest, blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan.... more »

Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra v bigoted British people

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The paper reviewer on *BBC Breakfast *this morning was Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra. He was captioned 'Iman and Scholar' rather than 'Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain'. *BBC Breakfast *invited him to discuss the aftermath of Paris, especially its impact on British Muslims. The silky shaykh duly engaged in his usual slipping and sliding, inevitably shifting the focus onto the suffering of Muslims and the failings of Western foreign policy. Towards the end, however, even the BBC's Roger Johnson sounded rather uneasy about Shaykh Ibrahim's sincerity... ...and ... more »

Let's Hope They're On The Same Page

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://urbanalliance.ca On Friday, Carol Goar took stock of the Harper years. Of Mr. Harper, she wrote: The former prime minister was neither an ogre nor a brilliant manager. He was an introverted politician who relied on fear to maintain control. Over time, he alienated all but his party’s core supporters. She then turned her attention to the incoming government: As the Liberals begin their mandate, they need to be conscious of their blind spots and Achilles heels. They are a largely eastern, lawyer-loaded party that closely r... more »

Booker, Abigail & Barney

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/12009963/Met-Office-is-happy-to-tell-it-like-it-isnt.html Booker runs with the story of the storms that were not. On returning from a trip abroad, I found out what fun had been going on over our climate-change obsessed Met Office’s latest gimmick to get us all excited about “extreme weather events” – by giving cute little […]

The Real Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Everything you know about Thanksgiving is wrong ft. Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey. Posted by MTV on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Real Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Everything you know about Thanksgiving is wrong ft. Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey. Posted by MTV on Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
You may have read in *The Times*, *The Daily Telegraph*, *The Daily Mail*, *The Daily Mirror*, *The Daily Express* or *Metro*, etc, about Nissar Hussain, a Christian convert who was violently attacked outside his home in Bradford. He was beaten with a pickaxe handle by two men while on the way to his car. He's now in hospital with a broken hand and kneecap. Both he and his wife converted to Christianity in 1996 and, according to reports, have experienced intimidation and violence from the Muslim community following their appearance in a 2008 Channel 4 documentary on the mistreat... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago

Report: Israel Has 115 Nuclear Warheads And Some 660 kg Of Plutonium

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona (Screen capture: YouTube, via Channel 10) *YNet News:* *Report: Israel has 115 nuclear warheads, 660kg of plutonium* *Institute For Science and International Security report claims Israel has 'wide range of delivery vehicles for its nuclear weapons,' including nuclear-capable cruise missiles.* A report by the Institute For Science and International Security (ISIS) released last week claims Israel has 115 nuclear warheads and some 660 kg of plutonium. Israel has never confirmed or denied having nuclear weapons under a policy of ambiguity... more »

Polls, Party Lists and other Problems

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*The road ahead is rocky.* Well, the KMT's Party List of At-Large legislators came out. They will automatically get a seat if the KMT wins enough votes. The list of nominees was widely criticized. The KMT news organ says: Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng topped the party list as expected. He is followed by two nominees with education backgrounds; i.e., Ko Chih-en (柯志恩), a professor of educational psychology at Tamkang University, and Chen Yi-ming (陳宜民), vice president of Kaohsiung Medical University. Other nominees include Huang Chao-shun (黃昭順), a legislator and one of the KMT’s... more »

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Train In Capturing The Al-Aqsa Mosque In Jerusalem

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Members of the Basij, the paramilitary unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, hold a war game Friday simulating the capture of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control. Vahid Naderi / Fars News Agency *Middle East Eye*: *Iranian militia volunteers stage capture of replica al-Aqsa Mosque* Two-day military exercises involving battalions of Basij volunteer fighters also involved fighter drops bombing targets in the desert Iranian volunteer militia forces have staged two days of military drills near the shrine city of Qom, culminating with a march to a replica of Jerusalem’s holy ... more »

Pi found in the hydrogen atom

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*...and in every other hole and round corner of the Universe...* Less than two weeks ago, dozens of media outlets brought us wonderful news. The number \(\pi\approx 3.14159265358979\) has been found in the hydrogen atom. Enthusiastic, magic reports of this kind have appeared at Science Alert, Rochester News Service, Science20, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, Science Magazine, Space Daily, Physics World, and other places. The most laymen-oriented sources made their readers believe that "pi" has been lost for a few centuries and Carl Hagen with Tamar Friedmann have suddenly enco... more »

Afghan Report: Poor Leadership Permitted The Taliban To Seize The City Of Kunduz

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Afghan forces prepare for battle with Taliban on the outskirts of Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan June 21, 2015. Reuters/Stringer *Reuters*: *Afghan inquiry says poor leadership let Taliban seize Kunduz* Afghan investigators blamed leadership failings on Saturday for the Taliban's capture of the city of Kunduz in September, a finding that may deepen concerns about the government's grip on security. The Taliban's seizure of the northern city was a major setback for the government of President Ashraf Ghani and prompted Washington to prolong the 14-year-old U.S. military engagement ... more »

Does The U.S. Have The Will To Confront And Defeat The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza *Robert Kagan, Wall Street Journal:* *The Crisis of World Order* *After Paris, Islamic State’s rise and Syria’s agony are shaking a weakened Europe—and the international system. Can the U.S. summon the resolve to respond?* For several years, President Barack Obama has operated under a set of assumptions about the Middle East: First, there could be no return of U.S. ground troops in sizable numbers to the region; and second, undergirding the first, the U.S. has no interests in the region great enough to justify such a renewed commitment. The... more »

How Long Before David Vitter Is Hawking Pampers In TV Ads?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
If you've been following the Louisiana gubernatorial election even superficially, tonight's results probably didn't come as a surprise. Conservative Democrat John Bel Edwards has been leading perverted Republican David Diapers Vitter all along. And once the jungle primary was over, it all started getting worse and worse for runner-up Vitter. Tonight, with all precincts counted, Edwards beat Vitter 56-44%. In Orleans Parish Edwards beat him 81,900 (87%) to 12,748 (13%) and in Vitter's own Jefferson Parish Edwards won 49,902 (51%) to 48,633 (49%). It was a bad night for David Vitte... more »

U.S. Wants The Iraqi Army To Liberate Ramadi Without Delay

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*USA Today*: *U.S. presses Iraqi army to get on with Ramadi offensive* Sounding a new note of urgency, the U.S.-led coalition combating the Islamic State is pressing Iraq’s armed forces to launch a final assault to recapture the key city of Ramadi, a campaign entering its sixth month with only limited progress. “It's time for the Iraqis to … make this final move,” said Col. Steve Warren, the coalition military spokesman in Iraq. The remarks reflect a change in the Pentagon's public comments about the offensive. Pentagon officials had earlier said the offensive had not stalled and... more »

Massive Blackout In Crimea After Transmission Towers Are 'Blown Up' In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Crimea without power after pylons 'blown up'* Crimea has been plunged into darkness after pylons carrying power lines which supply electricity from Ukraine were reportedly blown up on Saturday night. All four power lines were cut, reports said, leaving the region's two million inhabitants without electricity. Images circulated on social media appeared to show Ukrainian flags attached to the damaged pylons. Crimea was annexed by Russia last year, but the Ukrainian authorities have continued to supply power to the area. Crimean authorities said they had managed to partiall... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'New York State on Trial'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
NEW YORK STATE ON TRIAL Posted on November 22, 2015 Please post & distribute. MNN. Nov. 21, 2015. In 1994 there were joint military operations against the rotino’shonni:onwe [Iroquois] in US and Canada. “Gallant Piper” is the US counterpart to Canada’s “Operation Campus – Scorpion-Saxon”. New York State’s “INDIAN Detail’ was set up in 1974 after our people resettled on our territory at

"Catastrophic Pacific Ocean Die-Off, The US Military’s All Out Assault On The Web Of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Catastrophic Pacific Ocean Die-Off, * *The US Military’s All Out Assault On The Web Of Life"* - http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/ I just can't do this right now, just can't. Please follow the link and read the article, then *please* read the comments... - CP

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly constellation Corvus, two large galaxies collided. But the stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, don't collide in the course of the ponderous event, lasting hundreds of millions of years. Instead, their large clouds of molecular gas and dust do, triggering furious episodes of star formation near the center of the cosmic wreckage. *Click image for larger size.* Spanning about 500 thousand light-years, this stunning view also reveals new star clusters and matter flung far from the scene of the accident by grav... more »

Planning? What planning?

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
When it's raining out or otherwise makes it difficult for us to appreciate the joys of getting out of our robes and into gum boots, there are other homestead-y things we can do, such as pottering about in the kitchen or sewing. Planning? What's that? Oh, actually we do have a plan. It has kind of settled in, though, and does not need much updating. Two posts ago, we talked about how the satellite view of the home place lent itself to zone analysis. That's a step in planning, for sure. We used to have a drawing of the place on a white board, and after satellite photos became avail... more »

Did The U.S. Military 'Doctored' Their Intel Reports On Why The Iraqi Army Collapsed When ISIS Launched Their Offensive In 2014?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi security forces, training on Mosul’s outskirts in January to take on ISIS militants. Credit Azad Lashkari/Reuters *New York Times*: *Pentagon Expands Inquiry Into Intelligence on ISIS Surge* WASHINGTON — When Islamic State fighters overran a string of Iraqi cities last year, analysts at United States Central Command wrote classified assessments for military intelligence officials and policy makers that documented the humiliating retreat of the Iraqi Army. But before the assessments were final, former intelligence officials said, the analysts’ superiors made significant change... more »

Peg with Pen: Harassment Lawsuit Anyone?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Peg with Pen: Harassment Lawsuit Anyone?: When your school is being destroyed by the dictatorial advice of fake teacher programs (Relay) aided and abetted by the Colorado Department... more »

According To The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: 'Al Qaeda Has Been Neutralized'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry answers media questions after appearing at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 19, 2015. Reuters/Gary Cameron *Reuters*: *Kerry says U.S. can 'neutralize' Islamic State quicker than it did al Qaeda* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday the United States has the ability to "neutralize" Islamic State much faster than it was able to do with al Qaeda. "We are going to defeat Daesh. We always said it will take time," Kerry said, using an alternative name for the Isla... more »

An Interview With An Islamic State Spy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A fighter seen in front of a burning vehicle in Raqqa. Hamid Khatib/Reuters *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast:* *Confessions of an ISIS Spy* *For all the attention paid to ISIS, relatively little is known about its inner workings. But a man claiming to be a member of the so-called Islamic State’s security services has stepped forward to provide that inside view. This four-part story is based on days of interviews with this ISIS spy.* It took some convincing, but the man we’ll call Abu Khaled finally came to tell his story. Weeks of discussion over Skype and WhatsApp had established enoug... more »

The French Find Themselves Alone In Their Fight Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
French President Francois Hollande walks in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides during a ceremony in Paris, France, November 19, 2015 after last Friday's series of deadly attacks in the French capital. Reuters/Philippe Wojazer *Yaroslav Trofimoc, WSJ*:* In Terror Fight, France Feels Increasingly Isolated* *Paris worries its allies may not have the will to confront militant threat head on.* PARIS—The world seems awash in sympathy with France’s tragedy, from candlelight vigils to stadiums illuminated in tricolor. But, when it comes to action against Islamic State, there is gro... more »

The Pentagon's Top Propaganda Contractor Has Been Fired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Marine drops propaganda leaflets from a helicopter in Afghanistan. (Photo: 2011 photo by Sgt. Joshua Greenfield, 2nd Marine Division) *USA Today*: *Propaganda contractor dumped by U.S. Army* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s top private propaganda producer in Afghanistan is protesting the loss of its contract after being paid more than $423 million since 2008, records show. Leonie Industries lost out in bidding to SOSi International last month for the Pentagon’s contract for propaganda. On Nov. 6, Leonie, based in California, sought to have that decision overturned. Leonie Industries h... more »

Eight Military Experts Give their Opinions On How The U.S. Should Be Fighting The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Politico:* O*bama, Here’s How You Should Be Fighting the Islamic State* *Eight military experts weigh in* At his news conference on Monday, President Barack Obama laid down a gauntlet. Just two days after the Islamic State took credit for the recent deadly attacks in Paris, he challenged his critics to come up with alternatives to what he’s already doing to fight the Islamic State. The president defended his current policy of airstrikes, training and supplying allies, diplomacy and limited ground troops. And he insisted that his critics, except for those who advocate large-scale t... more »

Pope Says Christmas Is Cancelled Now That World War 3 Has Begun

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
In a solemn sermon at the Vatican, Pope Francis has announced that Christmas this year will be a “charade” due to the fact that the globe is currently engaging in World War 3. Speaking at Mass at the Casa Santa Maria, the Pope said: “We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes – all decked out – while the world continues to wage war. “ “It’s all a charade. The world has not understood the way of peace. The whole world is at war,” he said grimly. Yahoo News reports: “A war can be justified, so to speak, with many, many r... more »

Europe Now A ‘Militarised Concentration Camp’ After Paris Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Europe appears to be marching towards a militarised concentration camp as martial law has been imposed in both France and Brussels in the last few days. Citing the threat of “terrorist threats”, authorities are clamping down on security, amid sweeping Orwellian curfews being announced across large parts of Europe. As one Veterans Today reporter noted, “Brussels has become a ghost town. The streets are empty and everything is closed. I am afraid to venture outdoors to buy bread.“ Veteranstoday.com reports: Meanwhile, the French Parliament has voted to extend the nation’s state of em... more »

Presidential Economist: “Coming Collapse Will Devastate Millions”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former presidential advisor, economist and best-selling author, James Dale Davidson, has said that the coming economic collapse is going to devastate the lives of millions of Americans. Davidson has urged Americans to prepare themselves as soon as possible as the economy, as he puts it, is “unravelling very fast“. Prepperfortress.com reports: Unfortunately, Davidson has a remarkable track record of calling every major economic shift over the last three decades. For example, Davidson predicted the collapse of 1999 and 2007, along with the fall of the Soviet Union and Japan’s economic... more »

Pro Refugee Rallies Held Across US After Trump’s Nazi Like Plan For Muslims

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Presidential candidate for the U.S. Presidency, Republican Donald Trump has called for a database and ID cards for U.S. Muslims. Protests have been held in response across the nation amid outrage at Trump’s Nazi like plan, which is in conflict with the First Amendment. The Daily Mail reports: Trump was branded ‘abhorrent’ after he said on Thursday that he supported registering Muslims, with comparisons made between his plan and the way Jews were treated in Nazi Germany. Meanwhile Ben Carson was also accused of creating a ‘toxic environment’ for Muslims after he compared Syrian refug...more »

Paul Craig Roberts Asks “Why Aren’t ISIS Targeting Politicians?”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
American economist Paul Craig Roberts has raised the pertinent question: Why do terrorists focus on attacking ordinary civilians, leaving politicians largely alone? The 9/11 attacks, the Boston marathon bombing, and the recent Paris attacks all have one thing in common: The only people who suffered were innocent members of the public who had absolutely nothing to do with the politics and ideology that the attackers were apparently fighting against. Off-guardian.org reports: Historically, terror attacks are not on the innocent but on the rulers and those who are guilty. For example,... more »

Israeli Minister And Judges Face Child Trafficking Lawsuit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A major civil lawsuit was filed in Israel this week that accuse a number of prominent Israeli judges, an Israeli minister, and Zionist American organisations of child trafficking. Welfare and Social Services Minister Haim Katz, judges Yitzhak Amit, Tova Peri and Galit Mor Vigotski, Zionist financier Lynn Schusterman, the World International Zionist Organisation (WIZO), the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and SOS Children’s Village USA face charges of false solicitation to allow the snatching and trafficking of children from their natural parents in Israel. Red... more »

Scientists Create Plant That Feeds On Electricity And Grows Wires

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists in Sweden have created the world’s first “cyber plant”, an electronically augmented plant that can live off of electricity and grow its own robotic parts. The scientists at Linkoping University built analogue and digital circuits inside of living flowers using semi-conductive polymers. These polymers were added to water, which once dissolved and aborbed through a rose’s natural vascular system, formed electrical components that resembled wires. Abc.net.au reports: The wires were able to spread evenly through the plant, forming conductive structures up to 10 centimetres l... more »

The Political Hypocrisy Around Gay Conservatives Living In The Closet

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
You may have read about Arkansas District Court Judge Joseph Boeckmann this week in relation to how he was able to manipulate young white males who came in front of him, offering them lighter sentences in return for sex. Although he can't be removed-- he's an elected official like that crazy anti-gay clerk in Kentucky-- Thursday he was suspended from his judicial duties by the state Supreme Court. Boeckmann is 69 years old and some of the pornography he has been accused of having is of underage boys, although all the boys he lured into sex as part of the judicial scheme were 18 and ... more »

Nov. 21: ....defiant Parisians mourn the dead....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
What is defiant mourning? How can you tell it from regular mourning? And how can a reporter tell that millions of people are mourning defiantly (whatever defiantly mourning means?) Have you ever seen a headline saying that defiant Jihadists mourn their dead? Or during the slaughter of millions in Vietnam - that defiant Vietnamese mourn their dead? Did defiant Naziis mourn their dead? I don't know. I've never even seen such a headline on a story about the "other side". But that was a headline in yesterday's CBC news. And oddities like that don't happen by accident. This is a delibera... more »

Donald Trump tells black lives matter protester to "get the hell out"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*The Donald sure seems to attract a lot of fat hecklers.* You sure can't beat him for the entertainment value. I've watched this several times, and it always brings a smile to my face. *And this fool? Good way to get yourself killed, Zippy.*

The Paris False Flag Attacks: Interesting Article From Penny For Your Thoughts - 11/13/15 Paris Attacks: Two Separate Operations In One Event

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Again, it is now over a week since that obvious false flag attack in Paris, and even now we still have the compliant Jew spew media and our own crooked governments trying to sell everyone with the lie that it was a real "terrorist" attack.... As I stated in previous articles, I have had my own uphill battle in trying to convince people around me that it was indeed a false flag event but still so few are willing to listen or even open up their thoughts to the idea that it was not as it seems... Sadly there is no hope for so many as they have indeed swallowed the "kool aid" and are be... more »

The Paris False Flag Attacks: Answering The Big Question: WHO Profits From The False Flag?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
It has been over a week now since that ridiculously obvious false flag attack in Paris, France... I am and have never said that nobody was killed in those attacks, but there is definitely so much more than what we have been lied to by the Jew spew media and of course our own criminal governments.... The big question that should be asked by everyone is not only who gains from these attacks... But exactly WHO profits from the entire false flag operation? Well, first I do want to turn to an interesting article that comes courtesy of Ognir's Wake Up From Your Slumber website, at www.... more »

Emergency: Blackout In Russia’s Crimea As Ukraine Power Line Bombed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A state of emergency has been declared in Russia’s Crimean peninsula following the bombing of all power transmission line towers in the neighbouring Ukrainian Kherson region. Hospitals and other vital infrastructure are using reserve power stations and generators to remain operational as the four main transmission lined from Ukraine were deliberately cut in an act of sabotage. The energy ministry has declared a state of emergency in order to deal with the blackout. “Crimea has been completely cut off,” Krymenergo energy director Viktor Plakida told Russian news agency TASS. Rt.com ... more »

Russian Air Strike Footage On ISIL Passed Off As American By US Media

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) showed footage claiming U.S. air strikes against ISIL targets, however the videos actually show Russian airstrikes. No evidence of the supposed U.S. air strikes on convoys of oil tankers belonging to the so called Islamic State have become available. The misinformation on the PBS NewsHour was revealed by an Information Clearing House article. The U.S. lie of having attacked convoys of ISIL oil tanker trucks was given credence by a New York Times article on Monday. The U.S. Air Force has not provided any video evidence for their alleged anti-... more »

Carson Questions Claims That U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies are Biased

Bill Barrow at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Carson Questions Claims of Racial Bias Against Police] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told a group of African-American civic leaders on Saturday that he is still waiting to see evidence of racial bias by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. The only major White... more »

Majority of Americans Feel Like ‘Stranger in Own Country’

Breitbart at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Trump crowd] A Super PAC tied to Ohio Governor John Kasich is annnouncing a new multi-million dollar effort to torpedo Donald Trump's campaign for the Republican nomination. Trump's continued dominance of national and state-level polling has vexed the GOP establishment and pushed it to... Continue reading *“Majority of Americans Feel Like ‘Stranger in Own Country’”* at *breitbart.com*.

In Choosing A Charity, When Is Bigger Better?

The Christian Science Monitor at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: charity] Big charities have advantages when it comes to responding to sudden disasters and providing aid in foreign countries, but local and start-up charities offer donors more of a direct opportunity to see how their money is being put to work.... Continue reading *“In Choosing A Charity, When Is Bigger Better?”* at *csmonitor.com*.

Report: Local Minimum Wages Really Hurts Restaurants

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Restaurant server] Low-wage businesses like restaurants experience a range of issues in cities that increase their minimum wage, according to a report released Friday by the American Action Forum. The report, titled "2015 Local Minimum Wage Increases and Restaurant Employment Trends," looks at... more »

Less Than 1 Percent of Fracking Wastewater Wells Are Linked to Quakes

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Resist Fracking] Less than 1 percent of wastewater injection wells across the U.S. are potentially linked to earthquakes, according to a new report debunking myths spread by environmentalists about hydraulic fracturing. Out of the 40,000 wastewater disposal wells in the U.S. only 218 -- 0.55 percent -- can... more »

Southwest Airlines Criticized After Incidents Involving Middle Eastern Passengers

The Guardian at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Southwest Airlines - 400] Southwest Airlines has become the subject of criticism over reports that it singled out Muslim or Middle Eastern passengers on two flights this week, after fellow fliers said they feared for their safety if those passengers were allowed to fly.... Continue reading *“Southwest Airlines Criticized After Incidents Involving Middle Eastern Passengers”* at *theguardian.com*.

Trump: ‘I Want Surveillance of Certain Mosques’

CNN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump8 - 400] Donald Trump is ratcheting up his rhetoric about American Muslims, saying there’s precedent for monitoring some mosques amid the recent terror wave. At a Birmingham, Alabama, rally on Saturday -- which included a physical altercation between a black protester and several... Continue reading *“Trump: ‘I Want Surveillance of Certain Mosques’”* at *cnn.com*.

Migrant Flow into Sweden Drops after Border Checks Brought Back

Yahoo News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sweden migrants] Stockholm (AFP) – The number of new migrant arrivals in Sweden has dropped by a third since it reinstated border controls earlier this month, the country’s migration agency said Saturday. “The number of (new) asylum seekers has decreased from 1,500... Continue reading *“Migrant Flow into Sweden Drops after Border Checks Brought Back”* at *news.yahoo.com*.

Dinesh D’Souza: Obama is Most Animated When Attacking Republicans, Conservatives, Christians

Glenn Beck at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Glenn Beck - 475] Glenn sat down with Dinesh D'Souza today to get his take on Obama's emotionless response to the terror attacks in Paris. Why is it that Obama gets passionate and riled up about the police, Syrian refugees and gun control, but... Continue reading *“Dinesh D’Souza: Obama is Most Animated When Attacking Republicans, Conservatives, Christians”* at *glennbeck.com*.

Watch Adele Go Undercover as An Adele Impersonator

Time at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Adele] I'ma let you finish, Justin Bieber, but Adele just pulled off the best prank of the year. Teaming up with the BBC's Graham Norton, the singer -- who just dropped her third studio album, 25 -- disguised herself as an... Continue reading *“Watch Adele Go Undercover as An Adele Impersonator”* at *time.com*.

Anonymous List 7 Cities ISIS Are Planning To Attack On Sunday

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The FBI have said they are taking threats of a Sunday ISIS attack very seriously, following information published by Anonymous that lists 7 worldwide cities ISIS are going to attack on Sunday 22nd November. The OpParisIntel list includes specific locations across the U.S., Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon that Anonymous say ISIS are going to strike, as well as a planned assault at the WWE Survivor Series event scheduled to occur in Atlanta on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. EST. The FBI have issued a statement saying they are aware of the threats, and are taking appropriate action to prepare for th... more »

France: Risk Of ISIS Chemical Attack ‘Very Real’, Army Mobilised

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The French army have been dispatched to guard water facilities around Paris on Saturday amid escalating fears that ISIS are about to conduct a chemical attack in France. This comes just days after French Prime Minister Manuel Valls confirmed that the risk of chemical or biological warfare being conducted against French citizens was a very real threat. 12 protective suits used to protect people from such attack were stolen from a Parisian hospital. An additional 30 protective boots made of chemical-resistant material, as well as gloves and anti-bacterial masks have also gone missin... more »

CBS: Ex-FEMA Worker On The Run Has Proof 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
CBS are airing a program called “The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld“, about an ex-FEMA videographer who says he is being framed for a murder he did not commit due to the fact that he has smoking-gun evidence that 9/11 was an inside job. Sonnenfeld has been accused, unaccused, and then accused again of the murder of his wife, Nancy, 4 months after the September 11th attacks. Sonnenfeld who fled to Argentina shortly after filming secretive 9/11 footage for FEMA, says the charges were “phonied-up” in order to punish him for evidence he collected during his 9/11 assignment that proved... more »

Putin’s Triple Decker War Room Is Like Something Out Of A James Bond Film

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
James Bond writer, Ian Fleming would have loved to write a story about Putin’s brand new, three-tiered, multi billion dollar war room. It is the perfect location for a secret agent to infiltrate the new command center of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Washington Post reports: The fortified National Control Defense Center was Putin’s first stop after officials confirmed that the Russian charter jet crash that claimed 224 lives last month was the result of an act of terror. On movie-theater-size screens, live broadcasts showed long-range strategic bombers taking off from Russian ... more »

UN Climate Change Scientists: Global Warming Is “Irrational Nonsense”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A team of respected and prominent scientists gathered in Texas ahead of the UN climate summit to declare that the theory of man-made global warming was “based on nonsense”, “irrational”, and had “nothing to do with science”. The team warned that the current UN thinking of climate change is leading us “down a false path”. Climatedepot.com reports: Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen, an emeritus Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, derided what he termed climate “catastrophism.” “Demonization of CO2 is irrati... more »

Archaeologist: 12,000-Year-Old Tunnels Exists From Scotland To Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An archaeologist has revealed that a 12,000-year-old network of thousands of underground tunnels stretch from North Scotland towards the Mediterranean. Dr Heinrich Kush says that the tunnels exist possibly as protection against predators, or were perhaps built to be used a modern-day highways, transporting people to distant places across Europe. Humansarefree.com reports: In the book Secrets Of The Underground Door To An Ancient World (German title: Tore zur Unterwelt) German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kush states that evidence of huge underground tunnels has been found under dozens... more »

Scotland Tell ISIS To “Fuck Off”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Residents in the Scottish town of Larkhall have responded to last week’s terror attacks in Paris, by adding a message to ISIS on one of their street signs. Under a signboard that welcomes visitors to Larkhall, a new addition to the sign reads: “Welcome to Larkhall. Except ISIS. You twats can fuck off“. Scotsman.com reports: The South Lanarkshire town, around 14 miles from Glasgow, is twinned with the commune of Seclin in northern France, around 134 miles north of Paris. The picture has been doing the rounds on social media since it was posted by @johnandlouie who captioned it ‘Bril... more »

Iran’s Chief Commander Calls For “Genuine Campaign” Against Daesh

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A senior Iranian military commander has commended Russia’s fight against Daesh terrorists as “genuine”, calling on world powers to step up their game in the fight against ISIS. Iranian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, said that other world powers should learn from the “courageous and genuine” presence of Russia in Syria, and take their fight against ISIS more seriously. Presstv.com reports: Russia, which has been one of the main supporters of Syria since the foreign-backed militancy erupted in the Arab country in March 2011, began its military campaig... more »

Europe Plans To Vet All Travellers Against ‘Anti Terror’ Watch List

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
All travellers arriving in Europe will have their name checked against an anti-terror watch list, under a new plan to be agreed by ministers on Saturday. Under the new rules border guards will scan all passports and check against a central computer that lists all wanted persons and ‘suspected terrorists’. Dailymail.co.uk reports: At the moment, European Union rules prevent countries in the Schengen Zone systematically vetting European citizens as they enter the 26-nation travel area. But at an emergency summit in Brussels today, interior ministers will demand that is changed and pu... more »

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Chet Raymo, "Like Rubies Ringed With Gold"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Like Rubies Ringed With Gold"* by Chet Raymo "Here's a Hubble Space Telescope composite photograph of two colliding galaxies in the constellation Corvus. Click to enlarge or look for large image on the link. Each of the three books of Dante's "Divine Comedy" ends with the same words: "the stars." The Inferno concludes with distant stars glimpsed through the narrow exit of hell. "We emerged," says the poet, "and saw the stars." The poet's journey through Purgatory ends on Earth's highest mountain, with the heavens seemingly not so far away. He is "ready to ascend to the stars." F... more »

"Never Alone..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"On this earth as beyond this earth you never are alone, But are in constant company of things and beings That take a share in your life as you take a share in theirs. As you seek them, so they seek you. As you partake of them, so they partake of you." - Rumi, “The Book of Mirdad”

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Why We Don’t Remember: The Gift of This Journey"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Why We Don’t Remember: The Gift of This Journey"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "If you would behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one." - Kahlil Gibran "There is a gift in not remember who we are when we are born into this lifetime; the gift is the journey. Many of us wonder why we do not remember who we were before we were born. We wonder what it was like to be a soul without a body and what it will be like to be one again. Many of us have a strange sense that we do remember, as if we ... more »

"Promise Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin to “Pooh”

The Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “Solitude”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Solitude”* “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air. The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care. Rejoice, and men will seek you; Grieve, and they turn and go. They want full measure of all your pleasure, But they do not need your woe. Be glad, and your friends are many; Be sad, and you lose them all. There are none to decline your nectared wine, But alone you must drink life's gall. Feast, and your... more »

We Should Stop Associating The Islamic State With The Goddess ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
By calling the Islamic State In Iraq and Syria their chosen name of ISIS, we are gifting them the powers that are associated with the word itself, the Goddess ISIS, the patroness of nature and magic who is able to bring life to the dead. The goddess Isis, whose origins stretch back, at the very least, 4500 years from the present, was worshiped as the ideal of motherhood, as a deity who cared for the plight of others, as one who would watch over travelers, and Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children. Isis means “Throne”, the seat of power for the ancient P... more »

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