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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

24 Nov - am - Blogs I'm Following

3:06 am MST

Florida Teacher Chris Ulmer Starts Each Day Complimenting Students One by One

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 2 minutes ago
*Published on November 17, 2015* In classrooms across the country, the school day almost always starts off with some kind of routine. Announcements, a run-through of the day's calendar or maybe the Pledge of Allegiance. But in Chris Ulmer's classroom, the day starts off with 10 minutes of compliments. In a video posted to Facebook that's been shared more than 8,000 times since it was posted on Sunday, Ulmer takes the time to pay several compliments to each and every one of the eight students in his special education classroom at Mainspring Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. Phot... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Message”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 24 minutes ago
Vangelis, “Message” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZpTTokiCrE

BREAKING NEWS: Turks retaliate for 1500+ oil smuggling tankers destroyed...shoot down Russian jet

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 33 minutes ago
Breaking News this morning. It would appear that Turkey has taken steps to re-establish its oil theft/smuggling route out of neighbouring Syria. This morning (Tuesday, November 24, 2015) Turkish jets shot down a Russian SU24 warplane over Syrian airspace. The pilots apparently ejected safely. *Russian Jet downed in Syria...fired on from ground according to Russians* Now there is a lot of tooing and frowing about whether it was in Syrian or Turkish airspace. NATO is getting involved. Yes, they will be bringing in the big guns. Russia better have China on its side. This is a V... more »

A Summary On The U.K. Defense Review

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 36 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Daily Mail:* *Trident bill rockets to £31BILLION: Four nuclear subs will cost £6bn more than the previous estimate and arrive five years late as naval chief warns the delay was a 'dangerous and huge risk'* * The price tag for replacing Trident has risen to at least £31billion, according to yesterday's defence spending review * Buying four new submarines to carry the nuclear deterrent will cost £31billion over 20 years, an increase of £6billion * The jump in costs was revealed amid yesterday's review setting out plans to spend £178billion over ten years... more »

Point-like QFTs in the bulk can't be a consistent theory of QG

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
*Dixon's research is impressive applied science using deep insights by others, mainly string theorists* Lance Dixon is a prominent particle theorist at SLAC. A few days ago, he gave an interview about quantum gravity. Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity He's been most tightly associated with multiloop calculations in quantum field theory (including some calculations at four loops, for example) and various tricks to climb over the seemingly "insurmountably difficult" technical obstacles that proliferate as you are adding loops to the Feynman diagrams. However, as... more »

How U.S. Intelligence Analysts Were Able To Figure Soviet Air-plane Capabilities With Just Graph Paper And A Calculator

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russian Tu-95 Bear Strategic Bomber. © Sputnik/ Jakutyn *Bill Sweetman, AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE:* *Spying on the Soviets, With Graph Paper and a Calculator* *Figuring out the specs of Cold War Soviet airplanes was educated guesswork, if you had the right tools.* Duuring the cold war, I worked for Flight International in London. Along with my colleague Doug Richardson—every aviation magazine needs a Leica-toting, Scottish, philhellene former-teenage-apprentice-in-a-radar-factory—I was frustrated about our coverage of Soviet technology. One of our competitors was friendly with U.S. Ai... more »

A Look At Russia's Colossal Three-Floor War Room In Moscow.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Long rows of identical desks and computer terminals are crammed into the enormous space, filling up the room with analysts working tirelessly on three separate floors as they monitor activities in the conflict zone *Daily Mail: **Now that's a war room! Inside Russia's fortified triple-decker operations base sitting on a maze of secret tunnels where Putin masterminds strikes on ISIS * * The impressive war room is heavily fortified and is similar in size to the Pentagon's National Military Command Center * Vladimir Putin can be seen sitting on the first ... more »

The America-Basher in Chief Rolls On

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Barack Obama] How could America have twice elected a president who not only can’t stand America but also won’t perform his constitutional duty of defending it? Even some former administration officials and rank-and-file Democrats are finally recognizing that there is something strange... more »

Translating the Cant of Progressive Politicians

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Legacy of Slavery - 900] It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying... more »

Terrorists as ‘Tourists’

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Barack Obama] President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters last week during his visit to the Philippines, the president compared Syrian refugees to “tourists,” saying they are no bigger a... more »

Investigators Have Narrowed It Down To Where The Bomb Was Planted That Brought Down The Russian Passenger Jet In The Sinai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Image From The Daily Mail *The Telegraph:* *Is this the teenager who was sitting on top of the bomb that crashed the Russian plane in the Sinai?* Investigators of the Metrojet disaster claim the bomb was stashed under seat 30A or 31A, where it is believed 15-year-old Maria Ivleva was sitting. It is believed that a 15-year-old schoolgirl was sitting on top of the bomb which blew up the Russian Metrojet plane, killing all 224 people onboard in the Sinai desert. Maria Ivleva, from the St Petersburg region, is thought to have been sitting near the bomb wh... more »

U.S. Special Forces Will Be Deployed Into Syria 'Very Soon'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*VOA:* *US Special Forces Going Into Syria 'Very Soon'* The special U.S. envoy to the global coalition to counter the Islamic State group (IS/ISIL) said dozens of U.S. special operations forces will be deployed "very soon" in Syria to work with Arab forces trying to isolate the group's self-proclaimed capital and end terrorist plots. Brett McGurk said on U.S. television Sunday these anti-IS forces in recent weeks already have retaken territory and killed hundreds of IS fighters. McGurk said he would not disclose the date, due to the sensitive nature of the U.S. deployment, but add... more »

Red Ice Radio - Freeman - Hour 1 - Aliens From Hell, Rise of the Dark He...

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 4 hours ago
*The Trauma based programming is now in Hyperdrive to cause people to accept the AntiChrist as a beneficent being that is our NEW HOPE. Don't be fooled but awareness is important and protect your family from this malevolent group who are killers*.

The Disappearance of Governors from the GOP Presidential Race is Unfortunate

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: governors2 - 900] There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter schools widely... more »

Nuclear Waste In Lake Michigan? Ask Fred Upton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Five Republican U.S. Representatives from Michigan, and *all* Michigan’s Democratic Representatives and Senators just sent a letter to Justin Trudeau, the new Prime Minister of Canada. The letter urges the Canadian government to deny Ontario Power Generation permits to build a giant nuclear waste facility underground, less than a mile from Lake Huron. Nuclear waste remains toxic for tens of thousands of years. No matter how geologically secure they say the site may be, this is too close. Congressman Fred Upton, the shady chairman of the House Energy Committee (who just happens to ... more »

Reddington's Red Cherry Tarts

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
[image: Blacklist, Reddington] We are huge The Blacklist fans in our house. We started out watching it when it first started to air and expected it to be my like dramas. We watch a few episodes, get really bored and stop halfway through the first season. The Blacklist hasn't been like that at all for us. We can hardly wait until the next episode. These tarts remind me a little bit of Reddington because they are rich and delicious, but also a little sneaky with the ingredients. We love to mix up a batch before the show starts and there are rarely any afterward! You will need: - ... more »

Don’t Excuse Terrorism by Talking About ‘Root Causes’

Forward at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: soldiers with guns] “In one sense, however, there is a need to return to basics in looking at the Islamic extremist terrorist threat,” writes Jonathan A. Greenblatt, national director of the Anti-Defamation League: That involves avoiding a tendency, which corrupts the effort to... Continue reading *“Don’t Excuse Terrorism by Talking About ‘Root Causes’”* at *forward.com*.

2014 Poll: 13% Of Syrian Refugees Are Islamic State Supporters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *American Enterprise Institute:* *Poll: 13% of Syrian refugees are ISIS sympathizers* Poll: A November 2014 study from the Arab Opinion Index team of the Doha-based Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies finds that the vast majority of Syrian refugees have a negative view of ISIS, with 83% saying their view the group is “negative” or “negative to some extent.” However, a disturbing subset of 13% of Syrian refugees say their view of ISIS is “positive” or “positive to some extent.” Here is the chart: *WNU Editor:* I spent some time reading the rep... more »

Decline of Medicare Subsidized Drug Plans Leaves Seniors with Less Choice

USA Today at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: drug plans] Even though health problems forced Denise Scott to retire several years ago, she feels “very blessed” because her medicine is still relatively inexpensive and a subsidy for low-income Medicare beneficiaries covers the full cost of her monthly drug plan premiums.... Continue reading *“Decline of Medicare Subsidized Drug Plans Leaves Seniors with Less Choice”* at *usatoday.com*.

The Joy of ISIS

The New York Times/Ross Douthat at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: holding hands, joy, circle] I went to a matinee of The Book of Mormon over the weekend, and -- I promise these things are connected, read on -- when I came back from the city, late in the evening, I found just about everyone I... Continue reading *“The Joy of ISIS”* at *douthat.blogs.nytimes.com*.

dead in the water

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
U.S.S. Liberty

Senior U.S. Democrat Senator To Pesident Obama: 'We´re Running Out Of Time To Beat Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CBS*: *Top Democrat says Obama's ISIS strategy isn't "sufficient"* The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has critical words for President Obama's plan to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, or ISIL), saying the situation in the Middle East is only getting worse and the U.S. is running out of time. "This has gone on too long now. And it has not gotten better. It's gotten worse," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "There may be some land held by ISIL in Iraq and Syria that's been taken back. But for all of that t... more »

Report: Single Male Syrian Refugees Not Welcome in Canada

Foreign Policy at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Syrian refugee] On Monday, the Canadian TV station CBC reported that newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would only accept women, children, and families from the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada plans to resettle. Single males looking to enter Canada are out of luck.... Continue reading *“Report: Single Male Syrian Refugees Not Welcome in Canada”* at *foreignpolicy.com*.

Facing Highest Threat Alert, Belgians Bring out Their Cats

Raf Casert at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Belgians] BRUSSELS (AP) -- What police force would start playing along with a practical joke when the capital is facing its highest state of alert and its most-wanted fugitive is still on the run? Right! This is surreal Belgium. Late Sunday,... more »

Can Marco Rubio Have it All on Gay Marriage?

The Daily Beast at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: gay marriage] Recent comments in Iowa plus a major recent hire signal that Marco Rubio will continue to try to straddle the line on marriage equality. "The debate is about how do you define an institution, the institution of marriage, which has... Continue reading *“Can Marco Rubio Have it All on Gay Marriage?”* at *thedailybeast.com*.

Emails Show DOD Analysts Were Told to ‘Cut it Out’ on ISIS Warnings; IG Probe Expands

Fox News at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: ISIS-held prisoners in Iraq being led to one of the executions.] Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to "cut it out," Fox News has learned -- as an investigation expands into whether intelligence... Continue reading *“Emails Show DOD Analysts Were Told to ‘Cut it Out’ on ISIS Warnings; IG Probe Expands”* at *foxnews.com*.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
The Nokmim (Hebrew: הנוקמים‎), also referred to as The Avengers or the Jewish Avengers, were a Jewish partisan militia, formed by Abba Kovner and his lieutenants Vitka Kempner and Rozka Korczak from the surviving remnants of the United Partisan Organization, which operated in Lithuania under Soviet command. After World War II, elements of the Nokmim combined with veterans of the Jewish brigade in British Palestine to form a new organization called Nakam, a group of assassins that targeted Nazi war criminals with the aim of avenging the Holocaust. The name comes from the phrase (Da... more »

U.S. State Department Has Issued A Rare Worldwide Travel Alert

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Time*: *U.S. State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert* The U.S. State Department has issued rare a worldwide travel alert due to ongoing terrorist threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and Great Syria (ISIS) and other groups. The travel alert urges caution for any Americans traveling abroad, coming in the wake of a terrorist attack in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people. The alert, posted Monday, says, “Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh) [ISIS], al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions… A... more »

Paris Attacks Gunmen And Suspects

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
#ParisAttacks gunmen and suspects pic.twitter.com/FfDdFveteQ — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 24, 2015 *WNU Editor:* Apparently the French police still do not have any information on two of the dead suspects. This is astounding in view of the massive police investigation that has been under-way since the terror attack.

RIP Dave McGowan

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Dave McGowan, Truth Movement pioneer passed away from cancer on Sunday November 22, 2015*...significantly on the yearly anniversary of the Assassination of JFK. This unsolved heinous assassination was the first modern False Flag attack--and spawned the truth movement in the West. Northerntruthseeker has a good eulogy to Dave here. I just want to say that I enjoyed the Laurel Canyon pieces...but McGowan's *"Wag the Moondoggie"* is my favourite expose of the biggest hoax of the 20th Century..*the Apollo "lunar landings". *I have referenced it in my own posts on this stupendous hoax... more »

Labor Department Throws Football Party, But Bans Redskins Jerseys

The Washington Times at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Redskins, Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden] When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. Continue reading *“Labor Department Throws Football Party, But Bans Redskins Jerseys”* at *washingtontimes.com*.

Greece Cleared to Get Next Batch of Bailout Loans

Derek Gatopoulos & Pan Pylas at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Greece_bailout_euro] ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece was formally cleared Monday to get the next batch of bailout loans due from its third financial rescue after the cash-strapped country implemented a series of economic reform measures that European creditors had demanded. The... more »

Carson Loses His Hold on Iowa’s Conservatives

Politico at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Iowa] SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Hours after terrorists attacked a hotel in Mali and a week after Islamic State fighters struck Paris, Ted Cruz took the floor here to deliver a harsh critique of President Barack Obama's Middle East posture and... Continue reading *“Carson Loses His Hold on Iowa’s Conservatives”* at *politico.com*.

How To Learn What's In A Congressman's Heart And Soul-- Let's Take Rubio And Loebsack

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
That's Matrco Rubio's first national TV ad and it shows clearly he's not ceding any ground to Trump or Cruz when it comes to fascist bent the Republicans have been increasingly adopting in recent weeks. He's going all the out with a tried-and-true, simplistic scaremongering strategy in the slick 30-second spot, *A Civilizational Struggle*. "What happened in Paris could happen here. There is no middle ground. These aren't disgruntled or disempowered people. These are radical terrorists who want to kill us, because we let women drive, because we let girls go to school... There can... more »

A Sad Day For Everyone: Dave McGowan Has Passed Away

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
I am sad to report tonight that a fellow truth seeker, Dave McGowan, has passed away as of yesterday... Dave reported online months ago that he was suffering from the ravages of Cancer and was undergoing 'treatments' for the disease... However the disease continued to progress and he finally fell into a coma as of last Friday..... He passed away at 1247pm Pacific Standard Time Sunday... Dave did a lot of work on revealing the weird occurrences and secretive (MK Ultra) experiments during the 1960's at 'Laurel Canyon' just outside of Los Angeles California ... His findings about the s... more »

Nov. 23: Trying again. Will this have real paragraphs?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
Let's deal quickly with the Irving press. There isn't much to it. (This, I hope, is a new paragraph). A front page story is that Moncton drivers often don't stop for a funeral procession. That's not a front page news story. It's not a news story at all. It could be an editorial or a comment column. On p. 3, a big story says collecting hockey cards is coming back into favour. Well, that certainly changes my outlook on the world. And that's about it for local news. On the editorial page, Norbert Cunningham tells us our politicians always do only the expedient thing, avoiding useful and... more »

Mohawk Nation News CLINTON BEHIND 1997 ATTACK

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
MNN. CLINTON BEHIND 1997 ATTACK http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2015/11/23/clinton-behind-1997-onondaga-attack/

US Issues Travel Warning in Wake of Terror Attacks

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: airport, travelers, people, travel warning] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department warned on Monday. A travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb.... more »

U.S. Weaponry Continues To Fall Into The Hands Of Al Qaeda In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
An Islamist militant with the Nusra Front holds a US anti-tank TOW missile seized from moderate rebel group Harakat Hazm.Twitter *Sputnik*: *Gifts From Uncle Sam: Al-Qaeda Wages War in Syria With US Weaponry* The Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, has released a grateful video, where they openly thank the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which the US has touted as a “moderate opposition group”, for supplying them with US-made anti-tank TOW missiles (“Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided"). A recently released video shows an Al-Nusra Front field commander thanking the F... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Time:* *This Is Life Under a Terror Lockdown in Brussels* The headlines portray Brussels as a ghost town, with the streets in the historic center of this European capital eerily quiet, while the sight of soldiers and tanks instills fear in those who do venture outside. And maybe that’s true, but it’s difficult for me, a resident of Brussels for nearly three years, to even tell—I can’t even get to the center of town. As for most the city’s 1.2 million inhabitants, it’s not the army in the street or the threat of gunfire and explosions that’s really overshadowing my life—it’s the c... more »

World News Briefs -- November 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *HRW: Turkey Closing Border for Syrian Refugees* ISTANBUL—Turkey has all but closed its borders to Syrian refugees, according to a report by U.S.-based Human Rights Watch. The group accuses Ankara of pushing refugees into the arms of smugglers as Russia intensifies its bombing campaign in Syria. Human Rights Watch says Turkey has ended its open door policy of admitting Syrian refugees, and during the past few months has intensified its monitoring of unofficial crossing points for refugees. *MIDDLE EAST* Syria conflict: *Army captures western towns from IS.* ... more »

Is this a good look for Ahmed?

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 9 hours ago
Something just doesn’t feel right about this. $15 million? Really? A little opportunistic perhaps.

Yaqui Water Defenders in Tucson

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Yaqui Delegation from Sonora, with Mario Luna, falsely imprisoned for one year, address Pascua Yaqui in Arizona Yaqui have been defending their water rights to Rio Yaqui in Mexico, with a highway blockade since 2013 By Jose Matus Indigenous Alliance Without Borders PASCUA YAQUI -- For those who  were on  unable or  unwilling to attend to meet  and learn  from our Rio  Yaqui

New Books from Routledge, Latest Taiwan Communique Out!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 9 hours ago
*Some lovely fall days we've been having...* Click on READ MORE to see 'em! Taiwan and The ‘China Impact’ Challenges and OpportunitiesEdited by Gunter Schubert https://www.routledge.com/series/RRTAIWAN Yesterday we held the book launch at SOAS for: Language, Politics and Identity in TaiwanNaming ChinaBy Hui-Ching Chang, Richard Holt Hardback – 2014-11-18 Routledge *Routledge Research on Taiwan Series* In the next few weeks we will also hold book launches for the other two new volumes published in 2015. - Environmental Governance in TaiwanA New Generation of Activists and S... more »

Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Columbus, OH 11-23-15 - 7:00 PM EST...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
Alternate LiveStream HERE 7:32 EST People still arriving Supposedly to start at 7:30 EST

US State Dept Issues World Wide Travel Alert To US Citizens

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The US Department of State has issued a Worldwide Travel Alert, warning all US citizens of the increased risk of terrorist attacks. The warning states: “Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.” The travel alert expires on February 24, 2016. RT reports: The alert references past threats made against “large sporting eve... more »

Iran’s Leader Claims US, Israel Behind Paris Attacks And ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has released a video entitled, “Who Was Behind the Paris Attacks”. In the video he blamed the US and Israel for the creation of ISIS in order to further their own interests. The Iranian leader and also accuses the US and Israel of perpetrating the Paris attacks. The video also points out how American politicians had previously admitted to the US government’s support of Al Qaeda years after the 9/11 attacks as well. Video: U.S. and Its Allies Were Behind Paris Attacks

Putin: “ISIS On Brink Of Total Defeat” Despite NATO Not Helping

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Russian Ministry of Defense have issued a statement on behalf of Vladimir Putin saying that ISIS militants operating the Levant War Zone are on the “brink of total defeat”, and that Western nations claims that they have been engaged in a battle against ISIS is a “total lie”. Putin says that 472 ISIS targets have been destroyed in the last 48 hours, with 1,000 oil tankers obliterated in the past 5 days, reducing ISIS to having a mere 34 operating bases, as confirmed by Iraq’s al-Nakhil news agency. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Adding to the coming success in defeating Islamic Stat... more »

Russian Forces Begin Ground Operations In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Russia have begun ground operations in Syria, according to the Jerusalem Post, and are hoping to hold recent territorial gains made by Syria’s army against the moderate rebels. Russia-insider.com reports: Russian military forces have been providing cover for T-90 tanks along with military air support which have attacked multiple strategic targets held by rebel forces in Idlib and Latakia. In September, multiple US officials claimed that Russia had positioned about a half dozen tanks at a Syrian airfield at the center of a military buildup. One US official said seven Russian T-90 tan... more »

India On High Alert After Warning About Impending Al Qaeda Strike

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Various major cities across India are on high alert following intelligence reports that say Al Qaeda are going to commit terrorist attacks imminently. Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad have all been put on high alert, with police saying that public places, tourist spots, iconic buildings, and places of worship are most at risk. India.com reports: The report also said that that sates have been asked to take precautionary measures following the threat. Meanwhile, yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had warned that terrorism was the “biggest threat” ... more »

ISIS And 9/11 Are US Psyop Against US Citizens, Analyst

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
US Army veteran Scott Bennet has said that the recent ISIS videos in which they threaten to bomb various major U.S. cities are all part of a massive “Psyop” (psychological warfare) operation against the American people by the U.S. government. According to Bennet, American politicians are waging a psychological battle against their own people to advance the post-9/11 agenda. “Any claim to lead an attack against New York and the White House really is false, and it is really designed just to trigger a reaction among the American people,” he told Iranian television on Monday. Presstv.ir... more »

German Minister Says Syrian Passport In Paris Is A Fraud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, has said that the Syrian passport conveniently found next to a suicide bomber in the Paris terror attacks may have been planted – fueling rumours that the passport itself is a fake. The passport may have actually been registered in several countries along the Balkan route, and the planting of the passport may have been a deliberate attempt to make people feel unsafe, according to de Maiziere. Bloomberg.com reports: “There are indications that this was a planted lead, but it still can’t be ruled out that this was indeed an IS terrorist p... more »

Russia Bans The Church Of Scientology

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Moscow are banning the Church of Scientology, as Russian church regulations contradict the federal law on the freedom of religion. The Moscow City Court ruled on Monday to shut down the Church at the demand of the Russian Justice Ministry. Tass.ru reports: The Moscow Church of Scientology registered in the capital in 1994 has been ordered to set up a commission to handle its liquidation within six months. The organization’s lawyers said the Justice Ministry gave no serious reasons which “could influence the liquidation.” “The organization violated no bans,” lawyers said.

In Kenyan Town, Christians Worship under Police Guard

Christopher Torchia at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Garissa - 900] GARISSA, Kenya (AP) -- As song and prayer drifted from the open, ivy-lined doorways of a Catholic church in Garissa, several security officials, including Muslims, stood watch on the grounds nearby. Their presence was a reminder of the violence that... more »

Indigenous Delegation COP21 Paris

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
No War, No Warming - Build an Economy for People and Planet November 23, 2015 No War, No Warming - Build an Economy for People and Planet Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in

Bonus Quote of the Day: On Auckland house prices . . .

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
*"The average house price in New Zealand’s largest city is now higher than London’s. ‘It’s like the supermarket before it closes on Christmas Day — everyone thinks they’d better get in or they’ll miss out’."* ~ Emma O’Brien writing for BLOOMBERG: ‘London House Prices Have Nothing on Auckland’ [Hat tip Ziv Du] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. *Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic... more »

"The Loss Of Two Men"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Loss Of Two Men"* by Andy Alt Posted by mentaldimensions I am just going to let this speak for itself. It is a beautiful, heart breaking piece written by Andy Alt, about his father, who died by his own hand when Andy was just eight years old... “For every joke he tells, there is a sadness. Each sadness buried by one joke. Once he thought the joke transformed the sadness, but the joke merely blanketed the sadness to comfort it. It’s said that tears clean one’s eyes. If the the dam broke from all of the tears from his sadness — crying an ocean over the loss of his father, the l... more »

JAMA retracts second paper by heart researcher

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A heart researcher who fabricated trial participants has notched a second JAMA retraction. The retraction comes at the request of her co-authors, after an investigation by her former employer wasn’t able to confirm that this study was valid. In September, we learned that Anna Ahimastos, who used to work at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, […] The post JAMA retracts second paper by heart researcher appeared first on Retraction Watch.

UK Police Found Guilty Of Infiltrating Activist Groups

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Seven British women have been awarded substantial damages and an apology from the Metropolitan Police, after a court found the police service guilty of gross privacy violations. Details emerged during the case that several officers had infiltrated an activist group the women belonged to, and formed intimate relationships with them as part of their undercover operation. The apology, in which the Met admit they were “abusive, deceitful, manipulative and wrong”, comes four years after the women launched legal action against the force. Activistpost.com reports: Since the exposure of un... more »

Rugby Legend Jonah Lomu Probably Died From Blood Clot While Flying

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
New Zealand All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu most likely died from a blood clot which formed during a long-haul flight from Dubai to New Zealand, according to his medic John Mayhew. A long term kidney condition combined with the risk of blood clots developing during the long-haul flight to New Zealand, may have contributed to the rugby legend’s untimely death at the age of 40. Authorities have unveiled plans to honour the legendary winger with a public memorial service at the 50,000-capacity Eden Park stadium in Auckland. The Telegraph reports: Mayhew, a close family friend who announce... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet, On Children"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Laughter is the sound of hope. Hope is the seed of power. Power is the combined force of a multitude of voices joined together... that began as a mere whisper in the immense darkness and the ferocious cold and only kept alive by small, improbable notes of laughter." - Ricardo Levins Morales

Chet Raymo, "Tenderness and Silence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Tenderness and Silence"* by Chet Raymo “It's been a long, long time since I read “Justine”, the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's “Alexandrian Quartet”, but one phrase sticks in my mind. As I recall, Justine, the woman with whom the narrator is having an affair, is questioning him as to why he doesn't take seriously their friends' philosophical conversations. You always sit there smiling, she chides, or something to that effect. He tells her that anyone who takes really seriously the inextricable tangle of human thought can only respond with "ironic tenderness and silence." W... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
León, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Thanks for stopping by.

"High Up..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
”When we are high up, everything looks very small. Our glories and our sadnesses cease to be important. We have left whatever we won or lost down below. From the top of a mountain you can see how large the world is and how wide the horizon.” - Paulo Coelho, "The Fifth Mountain"

David McGowan Has Left This World

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*He passed yesterday. November 22/2015* This was the message I received via email from Meria Heller, yesterday. But didn't check till today. Just got this from Dave McGowan's brother: Craig McGowan 3 hrs David passed today 11/22/2015 at 12:47 PM PST. So passes the Greatest Researcher and unassailable fountain of TRUTH of our time, possibly of any time. Your Legacy will outlive all time. He will be missed. Without a doubt. *From earlier today: * A Sober Look at the West’s Kurdish Allies. As Opposed to the Alcohol Idiocy... more »

Video: What You Need To Know About ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A US Intelligence report confirms their support for ISIS The partially-declassified Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) report which was written in 2012, revealed evidence that the US government has been following a policy of supporting ISIS for a number of years. The full document was released to Judicial Watch earlier this year via FOIA request. You can see the document here The following video discusses the document and hopefully will wake more people up to the disgusting fraud that continues to take place before our very eyes.

Pew: White Christians No Longer a Majority

Politico at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: White Christians] White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party. According to the latest results from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey... Continue reading *“Pew: White Christians No Longer a Majority”* at *politico.com*.

The Islamic State Is Fortifying Raqqa Readying For A Military Offensive From Kurdish/Syrian Rebel Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Isis fortifies Raqqa as it braces for an international assault on its Syrian stronghold* The group has reportedly shut off the internet, ramped up conscription efforts and is building a network of tunnels and bunkers as its digs in for a potential siege. The Isis militant group is reportedly fortifying its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa ahead of an expected backlash from the international community in the wake of the Paris attacks. France has redoubled its air strikes on Raqqa following the atrocity in the French capital and, with Britain preparing to set out a “c... more »

Donald Trump: I Would Bring Back Waterboarding- It’s Peanuts!

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Republican frontrunner for U.S. Presidency, Donald Trump, is calling for the torture technique of water-boarding to make a return. The billionaire presidential candidate says he would bring back water-boarding and called the torture technique “peanuts” compared to what Isis use. The tycoon also says that he saw and heard thousands of people in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks. He believes them to be Muslims and wants to know why they were cheering while the world trade center was collapsing on September 11, 2001. Yet his claim of thousands of New Jersey Muslims cheering on 9/1...more »

Q+A on Auckland’s densification [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 12 hours ago
Yesterday’s *Horrid* reported on the horror of the Unitary Plan’s densification of Auckland with this headline and picture: [image: image] It inspired some questions … Q: Are Auckland’s mountains about to get covered in multiple multi-storey apartments and townhouses? A: No. Q: So why would a newspaper struggling for circulation use that pic with that headline? A: You just answered your own question. Q: Oh. Right. But the rest of the best suburbs will soon be swarming with high-rise apartments and town houses that will virtually be blotting out the sun? A: Three storeys. Q:... more »

Are You Glad Hillary Now Says She's Backing More Of The Progressive Agenda Bernie Has Been Formulating For 30 Years?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Last night I mentioned that a progressive Member of Congress who had just endorsed Hillary's very establishment campaign instead of Bernie's-- with which he is much more ideologically aligned-- had written that he believes "that Bernie has pushed her far enough to the left now that she is supporting more progressive policies that help regular people and the poor. (Keystone and the TPP were huge for me.)" OK, although I wonder what will happen if she becomes president and no longer cares what Bernie and progressives have to say. Will she revert back to her decidedly non-progressive... more »

Weird Blue Sea Slug Washes Up On Australian Beach

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A bright blue sea slug, or nudibranch got beached on Australia’s Gold Coast. The bizarre looking marine creature is better known as the blue dragon and is only 3-4cm in length. The invertebrate was filmed wriggling in the sand by a Broadbent beach local. Gold Coast Bulletin reports: The glaucus atlanticus was captured on video by Lucinda Fry on Thursday morning, after it was washed into shore following its favourite food, blue bottles. The bright blue slugs, or ­nudibranch, can pack a sting according to Griffith Univers-ity marine invertebrates expert Kylie Pitt. “I have handled the... more »

Ukraine Imposes Trade Blockade With Crimea As Electrical Blackout Of The Peninsula Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* *Crimea hit by power blackout and Ukraine trade boycott* Ukraine has suspended trade with Crimea, where a power blackout has caused major disruption. Only essential services and government offices are operating in Crimea after key electricity pylons connected to the peninsula were knocked down in Ukraine. Protesters - including Crimean Tatars - are preventing repairs to the pylons. The Ukrainian government says new rules for cargo traffic need to be worked out for Crimea, which was annexed by Russian forces in March 2014. There has been disruption to road and rail traffic to ... more »

Brussels Remains Under High Alert

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *No sign of Paris suspect in Belgium raids as Brussels remains under high alert* Brussels, Belgium (CNN)Brussels remained under partial lockdown Monday after police carried out raids around the Belgian capital amid warnings of possible terrorist attacks similar to those that killed 130 people in Paris 10 days ago. Five more people were arrested Sunday night, bringing to 21 the number of people arrested in raids across Brussels and in Charleroi, another Belgian city, said federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt. But authorities found no firearms or explosives in the raids, sug... more »

An employer's finances do not affect the quantum of notice for dismissal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Michela v. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School, 2015 ONCA 801: [12] The nature and purpose of notice are well established. Although employees may be dismissed without cause,"employment contracts for an indefinite period require the employer, absent express contractual language to the contrary, to give reasonable notice of an intention to terminate the contract if the dismissal is without cause": Machtinger v. HOJ Industries Ltd., [1992] 1 S.C.R. 986.Reasonable notice allows employees a reasonable period of time to find replacement work. Damages for dismissal without reasonable ... more »

Congressional Investigation Time? Shattering New Evidence of Corruption and False Conviction in the Trial of Republican Rick Renzi

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Time for a Congressional Investigation? Shattering New Developments of Corruption in Rep. Renzi Trial] Former GOP Congressman Rick Renzi was wrongly imprisoned, it appears, as fresh evidence of prosecutorial wrongdoing in his case emerges almost every week. It’s beginning to look like a sequel to the “Fast and Furious” scandal, as more and more information implicates the... more »

Jay Richards and Other Christian Thought Leaders Speak Out on the Refugee Issue

Alan Eason at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: BreakPoint Refugee Symposium] The current national discussion: “Should we accept Syrian refugees?” is complex and many Christians are unsure of what they should feel and think. Christians must have compassion for our fellow human beings, but that alone doesn’t provide guidance about what to... more »

A Sober Look at the West’s Kurdish Allies. As Opposed to the Alcohol Idiocy...

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
* AII* I've gotten to read in so many spaces- Superficial. Dependent on main stream media spoon fed memes and willing to abuse others. *Dedicated to all the 'cheerleaders' for NATO's Kurdish Sunni Muslim jihadis! Witting and duped.* When I said, the PKK functions as a stay behind army- keeping Turkey always on guard? And got responses like 'ha ha ha'?* NATO designated PKK as a terrorist group to pay lip service to Turkey while always keeping Turkey on edge*. You all should pay particular attention to the fact, as I've pointed out, Barzani is in NATO's crosshairs- He is not favou... more »

HONG KONG/CHINA: Guotai Junan Unit Says Chairman Yim Fung Can't Be Contacted

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-23/guotai-junan-international-says-chairman-yim-can-t-be-contacted *Guotai Junan Unit Says Chairman Yim Fung Can't Be Contacted* Bloomberg News November 22, 2015 — 7:23 PM EST Updated on November 23, 2015 — 5:44 AM EST *Guotai Junan International Says Unable to Reach CEO **Yim Fung hasn't been in contact since Nov. 18, firm says **Brokerage's shares fall 12% after temporary repl**acements named* Guotai Junan International Holdings Ltd. shares plunged 12 percent in Hong Kong after the brokerage said it can’t contact its Chairman and Ch... more »

White Evangelicals Dominate the Election’s Early Calendar

The Christian Post at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: group praying - 400] Based on the election calendar, white evangelical Christians are going to receive ample attention early in the 2016 Republican primary. Using exit poll data from the 2012 and 2008 GOP primaries, as well as data from the Census Bureau and... Continue reading *“White Evangelicals Dominate the Election’s Early Calendar”* at *christianpost.com*.

Did John Kerry Rationalize the Charlie Hebdo Attack?

The Weekly Standard/Elliot Abrams at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28, 2105: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses U.S. policy towards the Middle East at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offices October 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Kerry has invited Arab and European countries including Iran to talks later this week to discuss ending the cival war in Syria.] Speaking in Paris on November 17, Secretary of State John Kerry made what are already infamous comments about the fight against terrorists and terrorism. He spoke to the staff and families of the U.S. embassy in Paris, and his remarks... Con... more »

Is ‘The Hobbit’ Marxist?

The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics/James Clark at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: The Hobbit - 400] When literature achieves renown and ubiquity -- Don Quixote, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter -- the result is an avalanche of convoluted literary interpretations. The Lord of the Rings, a recent example of such prominent literature, is no exception. With... Continue reading *“Is ‘The Hobbit’ Marxist?”* at *tifwe.org*.

History Is Clear: It’s Discipline That Wins Presidential Races

Observer at The Stream - 13 hours ago
As Thanksgiving approaches, it remains unclear who will emerge as the GOP presidential nominee. The standard methods of prognosticating have come up short in this year's muddled primary field. But there may be another way to sort through the candidates... Continue reading *“History Is Clear: It’s Discipline That Wins Presidential Races”* at *observer.com*.

Will the Poor Really Always Be With Us?

Crisis/James Schall at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: the poor] I. In Chapter 19 of Luke, we have the account of one Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax-collector in Jericho. As he seems to have been short in stature, he climbs a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus who was passing... Continue reading *“Will the Poor Really Always Be With Us?”* at *crisismagazine.com*.

Donald Trump is the New Jesse Ventura

The Federalist/Nicole Russell at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Jesse Ventura] When I was about ten years old, my dad brought me to a town council meeting so I could see how local politics works and understand its importance. As I watched the man in the center of the room, seated,... Continue reading *“Donald Trump is the New Jesse Ventura”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Turkish Police Seize 11 Million Captagon Pills Used By Isis Fighters

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Turkish anti-narcotic police seized a large quantity of the amphetamine drug, Captagon, which is widely used by Isis fighters to keep them alert. Nearly two tonnes of the hallucinating drug was seized, amounting to 11 million Captagon amphetamine pills, near the Syrian border. Captagon has been blamed for fueling the Syrian conflict and has made a big presence in the Middle East and the surrounding region in recent years. The Independent reports: The stimulant drug has been dubbed as the drug fuelling Syria’s civil war, as its production provides incomes for all factions in the war ... more »

Life Skills: “What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do”* 6 ways to get yourself off that fence. by Robert Taibbi “Take a new job or quit an old one; leave a relationship or stick it out and see if it gets better; go back to school to train for a new job or stay put; spend money to fly to a cousin’s wedding or skip it and send a gift. With decisions big and small, it’s easy to be uncertain. You hem and haw and sit on the fence. Time to get off. Here’s are some tips that you can use on their own or ideally together to help you know what to do when you don’t know what to do: *1. Focus on ends no... more »

The War On Terror Is A Farce: US Blatantly Providing "Al Qaeda" With TOW Anti-Tank Missiles!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
I have long said that the entire 'War On Terror' is a sham, and have constantly provided material here for everyone to see the facts for themselves... It is so sad that so many people are still that gullible to believe that "Al Qaeda" and even the latest rehash called "ISIS" are real, when in fact these "terrorist" groups are nothing more than either full US or Israeli agents, or high paid mercenaries.....Their goal has been as it has been for years now and that is for the destruction of innocent nations in the Middle East for the sinister goal of a "Greater Israel".... Now comes a... more »

President Obama: 'Isis A Bunch Of Killers With Good Social Media'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*: *Obama calls ISIS 'killers with good social media'* (CNN)U.S. President Barack Obama toughened his rhetoric against ISIS at a weekend press conference in Malaysia that concluded his nine-day trip abroad. The group responsible for the Paris terror attacks is "a bunch of killers with good social media," he said. "They are dangerous and they've caused great hardship to ... an overwhelming majority of people." The global coalition formed to destroy ISIS "will not relent," he vowed. "We will not accept the idea that terrorist assaults on restaurants and theaters and hotels are ... more »

The Poet: W.B. Yeats, "When You Are Old"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"When You Are Old"* “When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.” - W.B. Yeats, 1893

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Primavera”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Primavera” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI8N2569jSg

"A Video How It Really Is: Steppenwolf, 'Monster'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Steppenwolf, “Monster” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXP4tRUuqUY As totally relevant today as it was when released in 1967...

"Killing in the Name of..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Killing in the Name of..."* by Greg Canavan "As we kick off another week, Europe is dealing with the threat of another terrorist attack. Brussels is apparently in a state of lockdown. I haven’t made any comment on the recent terrorist attacks. Frankly, I don’t think I can really add anything to the debate. It’s all too horrible, evil and complex to contemplate. And there are no easy answers. France’s immediate response to bomb ISIS strongholds in Syria was predictable. France is angry. It wants retribution. But apart from soothing some very raw wounds, it won’t do a lick of good.... more »

The Economy: “We’re Now Just One Big Shock Away from a Global Downturn…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“We’re Now Just One Big Shock Away from a Global Downturn…”* by Bill Bonner DUBLIN – "Most elections these days are contests between cronies and zombies. The left favors the zombies. The right favors the cronies. In yesterday’s presidential elections in Argentina the zombies lost. It’s time for the cronies to take over. More on that tomorrow… *Rising Damp: *How’s the renovation work coming? Glad you asked. We have been fixing the outside walls of an 18th-century stone farmhouse in Normandy, France. The farmhouse wall… before and after. We use a miniature jackhammer to chisel out ... more »

"Don’t Worry, Everybody Else is Crazy Too"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Don’t Worry, Everybody Else is Crazy Too" * by David Cain "Human beings make a big deal about being normal. We’re probably the only species for which it’s normal to think you’re not normal. Every society operates under thousands of unspoken rules, and when you break them people get nervous. There are acceptable and unacceptable ways to stand in line at the bank, order at restaurants, and answer the phone. There are appropriate and inappropriate birthday gifts, wedding toasts, and hugging styles. Every type of social situation has its own subsection of laws and procedures. You can... more »

Bonus ‘Stupid of the Day’: Obama edition

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 13 hours ago
Sorry, I thought the previous Quote of the Day was going to be the stupidest thing I heard today. But it turns out it’s not. It turns out Obama thinks the Paris climate conference is going to send a message to ISIS . . . It’s at times like this you realise why satire might be becoming extinct. Thank goodness for cartoonists. [Hat tip Steve Milloy. Cartoon by Rick McKee from the *Augusta Chronicle*] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson ‘Probably Not’ Qualified to Be President

National Review at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Rush Limbaugh] Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is “probably not” ready for the job, according to leading conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. "Ben Carson equipped to be president? Um -- probably not at this stage," Limbaugh told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace in... Continue reading *“Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson ‘Probably Not’ Qualified to Be President”* at *nationalreview.com*.

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in South Korea, Killing 2

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Apache_military_helipcopter] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed in South Korea during a routine training mission Monday, killing both pilots on board, the U.S. Army and South Korean police said. The AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed on a road... more »

Russia Begins Ground Operations In Syria – Report

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Russian infantry forces, supported by air force and artillery units have launched their first ground operations inside Syrian territory, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper. The Kuwaiti daily al-Rai., reports that “Russian forces have already taken over multiple strategic positions and have forced numerous rebel battalions to retreat” If the report is correct, it could signify a dramatic shift in Russian policy unless this is merely a one-time specific action. Russia insider reports: Citing a Kuwaiti daily, the Jerusalem Post is reporting that Russia has begun ground operations in Syri... more »

Quote of the day: On stopping suicide bombers with cameras . . .

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 14 hours ago
The former German Federal Minister of the Interior Hans-Peter Friedrich told *Der Spiegel *that surveillance cameras are effective in stopping suicide bombers . . . [Translation]: DER SPIEGEL: *Widespread video surveillance in the US could not prevent [the Boston Marathon] attacks. Rather, the perpetrators seem to have been fully aware of the monitoring. **Friedrich*: *A suicide bomber, who includes his own death in his planning of the attack won't be discouraged by surveillance cameras. **DER SPIEGEL*: So the cameras are ineffective? *Friedrich*: *That'd be a wrong conclusion. ...more »

Scott Reuben notches 25th retraction, for a letter to the editor

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Another domino has fallen for the infamous and and prolific former anesthesiologist Scott Reuben. This time it’s a retraction for a letter to the editor that cites one of his since-retracted papers. The letter, published in 2001, argues that local anesthesia is a “safe, reliable, inexpensive, and practical alternative to the use of epidural, spinal, or general anesthesia” […] The post Scott Reuben notches 25th retraction, for a letter to the editor appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Palestinian Father Praises Daughter Who Stopped to Stab Jews on Way to School

The Blaze at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Qattanani - 400] Taha Qattanani told the Palestine Today channel that a "great pride that has fallen upon me, the blood of my daughter Ashrakat, who didn't go out and play games ... became a martyr and now I won the honor to... Continue reading *“Palestinian Father Praises Daughter Who Stopped to Stab Jews on Way to School”* at *theblaze.com*.

Marco Rubio Has Killed ObamaCare

American Thinker at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Marco Rubio] Marco Rubio conceived and pushed a plan that will all but kill ObamaCare -- and he did it years ago. Thank you. United Health Care, the nation's largest HMO, delivered bad news to shareholders but good news for ObamaCare opponents yesterday.... Continue reading *“Marco Rubio Has Killed ObamaCare”* at *americanthinker.com*.

Dear Media, Stop Freaking out About Donald Trump’s Polls

FiveThirtyEight/Nate Silver at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] Lately, pundits and punters seem bullish on Donald Trump, whose chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination recently inched above 20 percent for the first time at the betting market Betfair. Perhaps the conventional wisdom assumes that the aftermath of... Continue reading *“Dear Media, Stop Freaking out About Donald Trump’s Polls”* at *fivethirtyeight.com*.

The Pause Started In 1993

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Vrig One of the many papers published to explain the temperature hiatus was one last year from Benjamin Santer and many others, Volcanic contribution to decadal changes in tropospheric temperature, which attempted to blame it on increased volcanic activity. Abstract: Despite continued growth in atmospheric levels of greenhouse […]

What Makes Finland’s Teachers So Much Better Than Everyone Else’s?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - In Finland the profession of teaching is taken much more seriously than in other countries. The post What Makes Finland’s Teachers So Much Better Than Everyone Else’s? appeared first on Waking Times.

Kerry: US Trying to Speed up Efforts to Defeat Islamic State

Bradley Klapper at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Kerry - 900] ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who’ve exploited... more »

Britain Has Launched Deadly Bombing Raids On ISIS Since Paris Attacks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Britain has escalated the fight on ISIS by launching 17 deadly bombing raids on targets in Iraq in the last ten days, seven of which were in the past three days. Last week an RAF Tornado used a laser-guided Paveway bomb and killed 30 ISIS fighters in the battle for Sinjar as Kurdish forces liberated the city from terrorists. The show of force by Britain is in solidarity with the French who lost 130 of their citizens in the Paris terrorist attacks. The Daily Mail reports: The 17 strikes in ten days is in excess of the average of one a day since attacks on ISIS started last year. It c... more »

Venezuelan Oil Minister Predicts Crude Oil In Mid-$20s If OPEC Doesn't Act

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Venezuela Sees Crude in Mid-$20s If OPEC Doesn't Act* * OPEC member seeks `equilibrium price' of $88 a barrel * Saudis, Qatar to consider proposal, Venezuelan minister says Oil prices may drop to as low as the mid-$20s a barrel unless OPEC takes action to stabilize the market, Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino said. Venezuela is urging the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to adopt an “equilibrium price” that covers the cost of new investment in production capacity, Del Pino told reporters Sunday in Tehran. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are considering hi... more »

Blowback, Money & the Washington War Party

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*U.S. prisoner at Abu Ghraib in Iraq* *by Gaius Publius* In a provocative piece called, "Blowback -- the Washington War Party's Folly Comes Home to Roost," David Stockman asks, in effect — "Does America have the wars it seeks and deserves?" Whatever your answer might be, or mine, I think *Stockman's* answer is Yes, and he details that answer in an excellent looking-back and looking-forward essay about the U.S. and its Middle East "involvement." I have excerpted several sections below, but the whole is worth a full top-to-bottom read. Before we turn to Stockman's points, though, ... more »

Liberia Seeks U.S. Help to Determine Cause of New Ebola Cases

JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: ebola - 900] MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Two experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to travel to Liberia to try to determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, more than two months after the country... more »

All the news that's fit to censor? (again)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Regular readers may recall the Case of the Missing 'Daily Mail' Front Page Headline in March this year: The BBC News Channel's nightly *The Papers *had failed to feature it during either of their discussions - and that was the prelude to the following day's *Today *programme completely ignoring the story too. It was as if it were being deliberately censored. I complained, asking: Given the extensive coverage of the complaints made against the British authorities by the family of the three girls from London who went to Syria to join Isis, shouldn't the BBC have led the way in rep... more »

Russian President Putin Visits Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*TASS*:* Putin discusses energy cooperation, Syrian conflict with Iran's Supreme Leader* Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed hope that today’s talks between Putin and Rouhani would deliver results triggering bilateral trade and economic relations TEHRAN, November 23. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have discussed issues related to bilateral relationship, including energy cooperation, the situation in Syria and a number of other topics, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. "The conversation with Iran’s Supreme...more »

President Obama Has Ordered An Inquiry Into Intelligence On The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Obama Orders Inquiry Into Intelligence on ISIS* KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — President Obama said on Sunday that he had ordered his senior defense officials to find out whether intelligence reports had been altered to reflect a more optimistic assessment of the American military campaign against the Islamic State. Speaking at a news conference in Malaysia at the end of a 10-day overseas trip, Mr. Obama said he expected the Pentagon’s inspector general to investigate allegations that significant changes were made to reports from analysts at the United States Central ... more »

Southwest Airlines Allow Passengers To Kick Muslims Off Flights

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Southwest airlines has quickly become the official airline for the country’s bigots. In two recent and separate incidents, the worlds largest low cost airline kicked Arabic-speaking passengers off their flights following complaints from customers. The slogan “You Are Now Free To Move About The Country” has became a somewhat outdated for the major US airline as they now appear to endorse prejudice. Alternet reports: In one case, business owners Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad were asked to step aside because fellow passengers were, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia, “afraid to fly with t... more »

American Indian Movement: Hidden history, sovereignty and resistance

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
The American Indian Movement's annual west coast conference reveals atrocities of California Indian missions, and honors Darrell Standing Elk, while urging clemency for Leonard Peltier By Brenda Norrell SAN FRANCISCO -- The AIM West Conference revealed the true history of the California Indian Missions. It is a history of slavery, beatings and murder. It is a history that the Pope refused

Tracking ISIS to DC's Doorsteps

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*November 23, 2015 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The problem with America's "anti-ISIS coalition" is not a matter of poor planning or a lack of resources. It is not a matter of lacking leadership or military might. The problem with America's "anti-ISIS coalition" is that it never existed in the first place. There is no US-led war on ISIS, and what's worse, it appears that the US, through all of its allies, from across the Persian Gulf to Eastern Europe and even within Washington itself, are involved in feeding ISIS, not fighting it. Going from Syria itself, outward according to geograph... more »

Could have a Nigerian teacher proved the Riemann hypothesis?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Not really, LOL, thanks for asking* The Clay Institute has announced its "seven millennium problems", a group of deep mathematical conjectures that had been neither proven nor disproven. To solve any of them means to win $1 million. Famously enough, Grigory Perelman has made the crucial steps in proving the Poincaré conjecture – a statement of the kind that "if something quacks and smells like a three-sphere, it is a three-sphere" – and rejected the bounty. All six other problems remain unsolved so no money has been paid at all. I am among those who consider the Riemann Hypothesis ...more »

Two U.S. Army Pilots Killed In Apache Helicopter Crash In South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News*:* 2 US Pilots Die in Army Apache Helicopter Crash in South Korea* Two U.S. Army helicopter pilots died today after their AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed during a routine training mission in South Korea. The helicopter crashed at about 6:30 p.m. local time, nearly 50 miles east of Camp Humphreys, according to the Eighth Army Public Affairs Office. The pilots were part of the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Division. Their identities will not be released until the next of kin are notified. "We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the famil... more »

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The truth about the causes of depression is slowly being discovered, and it's not in your head. The post The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

France’s Catholic Revolution

Catholic World Report/Dr. Samuel Gregg at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: boy with cross - 400] When many think about France and religion today, the images that usually come to mind are those of a highly secular society with a growing Islamic presence: a combination of widespread indifferentism, epicurean Voltairans, persistent anti-Semitism, increasingly radicalized Muslims, and... Continue reading *“France’s Catholic Revolution”* at *catholicworldreport.com*.

Start-Up Leaders Embrace Lobbying as Part of the Job

The New York Times at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Start up - 400] WASHINGTON -- Last year, the personal butler service Hello Alfred won a top prize in Silicon Valley created for promising new technology start-ups, putting the company on a path toward millions of dollars in investment. This year, the start-up has... Continue reading *“Start-Up Leaders Embrace Lobbying as Part of the Job”* at *nytimes.com*.

THE THREE DAYS OF THE TURKEY: The Outlook section does it again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015Part 1—A fascinating read:* Two Sundays ago, on November 8, we thought the Washington Post's Outlook section had finally hit rock bottom. On that Sunday morning, the weekly section presented a special "baby boomer" edition. We thought Outlook's dumbness that day was about as dumb as journalistic dumbness can get. How dumb do journalists have to be in order to write—and then decide to publish!—the pair of silly screeds Outlook featured that morning? They have to be surpassingly dumb, or we thought that day. (What kind of journalism are we talking about? T... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 17 hours ago
*A heart centered cause versus symptom rehabilitation approach, fueled by gratitude and forgiveness, for active duty veterans suffering from PTSD has been implemented at the Concord Vets Center with great success. Under the direction of Salvador Ueda, MSW, and the encouragement of team leader, Jeff Jewell ~ a total of 18 Band of Brother's transformation support groups have been accomplished with well over 100 veteran graduates in the last five years. I have helped both initiate and implement this program as a heart centered volunteer consultant wi... more »

World News Briefs -- November 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 23, 2015. *VOA:** Putin in Tehran for Syria Talks* Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Iran's Supreme Leader Monday, after arriving in Tehran on a one-day trip to attend a summit of gas-exporting countries in the Iranian capital. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Putin is also expected to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Russia's Tass state news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*BBC*: *Paris attacks: France launches anti-IS strikes from carrier* France has launched its first missions against Islamic State (IS) militants from its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, military sources said. The newly-deployed carrier has 26 fighters, doubling French capacity. French President Francois Hollande has vowed to intensify strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq after the group said it was behind deadly attacks in Paris. Belgian police meanwhile said they had arrested five more people in anti-terrorism raids. France stepped up its bombings of IS following the attacks... more »

Disputed Territories of Iraq, Interview With US Naval Academy Prof Wayne Hsieh On Tuz Kharmato

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 17 hours ago
During Saddam Hussein’s rule he carried out a deliberate policy of population transfer, border changing, divide and conquer policies, and ethnic cleansing to try to control northern Iraq and its Kurdish population. One of the areas affected by this strategy was Tuz Kharmato in northeast Salahaddin just along the border with the Kirkuk governorate. The Kurds claim it as part of the disputed territories, and its population of Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen dealt with all of the ethnosectarian tensions and violence that occurred after 2003. In the summer of 2014 much of the area was capture... more »

“Significant errors in the data” stop Hurricane Isaac paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
This version of Hurricane Isaac — based on the force of nature that hit Louisiana in 2012 — didn’t get very far. Atmospheric Research has retracted a paper on a simulation of the hurricane just a few months after it was published. The paper included two features that commonly get a paper retracted: erroneous data, and a dispute over […] The post “Significant errors in the data” stop Hurricane Isaac paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Flyers Warn Drivers To ‘Run away’ Before US Aircraft Buzz ISIS Oil Trucks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Coalition airstrikes ‘targeted’ ISIS oil tankers for the first time, but with a warning from the sky first. The US could have taken out the ISIS oil trucks a long time ago, but then the drivers would have been killed. So after all this time, the US came up with the great idea of dropping flyers on ISIS tanker trucks so that the drivers, who may or may not be ISIS members, could run away in time. Meanwhile of course, ISIS got a 45 minute warning. Liberty Unyielding reports: It’s not like these drivers are innocent, uninvolved “civilians” like children or sick people. They’re wagi... more »

Scuffles Erupt As Pro-Refugee Demonstrators Defy Demo Ban in Paris

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Scuffles broke out between police and pro-refugee protesters in Paris on Sunday as demonstrators defied the government’s state of emergency ban on demonstrations in the French capital The Paris protest ended with riot police using pepper spray and batons against hundreds of pro-refugee demonstrators who marched from the Bastille to the Place de la Republique. RT reports: Local police notified the organizer that if the rally wasn’t canceled, they could face up to six months in prison. However, the warning was issued in vain. The rally started from behind the Bastille, and scuffles br... more »

Poll: 13% of Syrian Refugees Are ISIS Sympathizers

American Enterprise Institute at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Syrian refugees2 - 400] A November 2014 study from the Arab Opinion Index team of the Doha-based Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies finds that the vast majority of Syrian refugees have a negative view of ISIS, with 83% saying their view the group... Continue reading *“Poll: 13% of Syrian Refugees Are ISIS Sympathizers”* at *aei.org*.

Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Renews Charges in Response to Hillary Clinton Statement

Breitbart at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Clinton and rape accuser - 400] In one of her first media appearances in nearly a decade, Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who famously accused Bill Clinton of rape, is now speaking out against Hillary Clinton's candidacy for president. "Shame on you, Hillary, that's disgusting," Broaddrick said... Continue reading *“Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Renews Charges in Response to Hillary Clinton Statement”* at *breitbart.com*.

Mohawk and Tohono O'odham: Sovereignty

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
Mohawk Warrior asserting sovereignty. Tohono O'odham and Mohawk speak out on sovereignty, during the AIM West Conference By Brenda Norrell Censored News SAN FRANCISCO -- Tohono O’odham human rights activists and Mohawk Warriors spoke out on sovereignty, during the American Indian Movement’s annual west coast conference. Mike Wilson, Tohono O'odham, described documenting the abuse by


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Neither Australia's bush fire preparedness nor anything recent is caused by climate change* Contrary to the article immediately below and two following it, recent travails have nothing to do with global warming. Since there has been no global warming for over 18 years the claims CANNOT be true. Things that don't exist don't cause ANYTHING The satellites are the only way of obtaining a truly global temperature reading and for the last 18 years they just show random fluctuations around a constant mean. Here's the graph: And even the terrestrial datasets show no statistically si... more »

Al Nusra Commander & Reporter Hit By Mortar Fire While Filming An Interview (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
From *YouTube:* Syrian reporter Ahmed Abu Hamza and an Al-Nusra Front commander were killed by Syrian Arab Army strike during filming an interview in which the jihadist reported on militants forces’ success in Syria’s Hama province. *WNU Editor*: Someone zeroed in on them.

Did The U.S. Bomb ISIS Oil Fields Last Week?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*RT*:* Epic bombing fail? PBS uses Russian footage to depict US airstrikes on ISIS oil fields* Apparently being unable to find any footage of the US Air Force strikes against Islamic State’s oil infrastructure, PBS NewsHour spliced Russian Defense Ministry’s video into their report – but it did not go unnoticed. The PBS report last week used two objective control videos made by Russian drones while Sukhoi bombers based at Khmeimim airfield in Latakia bombed out an oil storage facility in Syria used by ISIS and a large camp of oil trucks. *WNU Editor:* Commentator Jay was the firs... more »


urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
[image: ron johnson] ron johnson *Published on Nov 22, 2015* More footage has come to light where Parisian officials are openly admitting to French media that an exercise was being carried out the day of the Paris attacks... Friday the 13th, 2015. Full set of interviews:

Trump is obviously right on 9/11 Jersey City Muslim celebrations

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
During the weekend, Donald Trump said something that is considered common sense in my country. However, the hysterical reactions by the U.S. journalists and politicians proves that the discussions about similar fundamental issues have been turned into a big taboo in the "land of the free". Some people would obviously shut Trump's mouth if they could! Donald Trump said that he remembers that thousands of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey were celebrating the 9/11/2001 attacks on that day. Is that true? On 9/11/2001, your humble correspondent was defending his PhD at 9:30 am. The de...more »

Fox Poll: Hillary Loses to … Everyone

Hot Air/Ed Morrissey at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 22, 2015. Clinton took the stand Thursday to defend her role in responding to deadly attacks on the US mission in Libya, as Republicans forged ahead with an inquiry criticized as partisan anti-Clinton propaganda.] That might be a slight exaggeration. Hillary Clinton doesn't lose to everyone in the latest Fox poll, released yesterday. She beats Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, ... more »

Four Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Michael Brown at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Christian Syrian Refugee - 900] Many Christians are torn between a desire to help those in need and a desire to keep our nation secure. Perhaps these reflections will prove helpful as we seek to navigate a difficult and divisive issue. 1) The government should... more »

U.S. Officials Not Allowed to Ask Syrian Refugees Key Questions

The Federalist at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Syrian refugees - 400] U.S. law enforcement officials involved in screening Syrian refugees are forbidden from asking key questions about individuals' religious affiliations or beliefs based on policy guidance created by the Obama administration, according to a recent report published at The Daily Caller.... Continue reading *“U.S. Officials Not Allowed to Ask Syrian Refugees Key Questions”* at *thefederalist.com*.

The 2016 Presidential Candidates: How They’d Fight ISIS

CBS News at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 2016 presidential candidates] In the wake of the Paris terror attacks – and amid continuing threats of violence in cities like Brussels -- the 2016 presidential candidates have offered more details on their foreign policy plans in recent days. Here’s a roundup of... Continue reading *“The 2016 Presidential Candidates: How They’d Fight ISIS”* at *cbsnews.com*.

Blow to UK energy plans as new gas plant in doubt

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood As you will recall, Amber Rudd acknowledged this week that we needed an awful lot of new gas power capacity to be built in the next few years. Given market conditions, it is extremely unlikely that much of this will arrive in the timescale she hopes for. The government, however, […]

Climate Change Root Cause Of Syrian War Says Prince Charles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Prince Charles points to the world’s failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis throughout Europe. The heir to the British throne said in an interview with Sky News, to be aired on Monday and recorded before the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, that such symptoms were a “classic case of not dealing with the problem”. During the interview Charles talks about his belief that there are links between climate change and terrorism. Where else have we heard similar nonsense? Hillary Clinton recently tied the refugee crisi... more »

No One Brought Their Klan Robes To The Trump Rally In Birmingham

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
The Republican side of the story is that a big-- *very* big-- scary black man in a #BlackLivesMatter t-shirt came to a Trump rally in Birmingham looking for trouble and interrupted Trump's address by shouting "Black Lives Matter." Besides, they didn't lynch him so what's all the fuss? After all, what's a little shoving, punching and kicking between neighbors? Mob violence in Alabama, after all, is as American as sweet potato pie-- or at least in their version of what's American. The non-Republican side is simpler: a mob of white racists ganged up on a black man and beat him up... ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #116 Black Goo and AI, Alfred Lambremont Webre and the Tavistock Institute,Magnus Olsson and Project Paper Clip

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
I have watched this AI/Black Goo nonsense progress over the last year. Much of this data I gathered a few weeks ago when there was some "round tables" going on various blog internet radio shows. I wasn't going to post this but the fear vibe of this whole thing is still creeping around. So here it goes... Alfred Webre has done some good work, in particular bringing out the Andrew Basiago time travel and Mars visitation story, but lately the stuff is very bizarre, oscillating between AI Black goo, and Apocalyptic themes from Peter Kling. Like any of those themes even fit with eac... more »

Argentina Elects New President Who Promises Free Market Reforms

PETER PRENGAMAN at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: President-elect Mauricio Macri Argentina] BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- President-elect Mauricio Macri’s promises to revitalize Argentina’s sagging economy with free-market reforms and improve strained relations with the United States resonated with voters, carrying him to a historic win that ended 12 years of often-conflictive... more »

Even after a Rate Hike, the Fed Will Probably Keep Rates Unusually Low for Years

Bloomberg at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Inflation-400] The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates next month, a move that some worry would make it harder for the central bank to achieve its goal of 2 percent inflation. Wall Street says worry not: A newly... Continue reading *“Even after a Rate Hike, the Fed Will Probably Keep Rates Unusually Low for Years”* at *bloomberg.com*.

College Yoga Class Nixed Since Yoga Came From a Culture That Suffered Colonial ‘Oppression, Cultural Genocide’

The Washington Post at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Yoga Class] In studios across the nation, as many as 20 million Americans practice yoga every day. Few worry that their downward dogs or warrior poses disrespect other cultures. But yoga comes from India, once a British colony. And now, at one Canadian university,... Continue reading *“College Yoga Class Nixed Since Yoga Came From a Culture That Suffered Colonial ‘Oppression, Cultural Genocide’”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Guest post: What could be wrong with a "community school" model?

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 19 hours ago
By Alison McDowell November 23, 2015 Alison McDowell *Alison McDowell is a Philadelphia public school parent and a member of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools. This article is an expansion of her testimony to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission on November 19, 2015. While it speaks to developments in Philadelphia, it has national implications.* If you read my SRC testimony it paints a troubling picture. Given that my testimony was limited to three minutes, I wanted to add some additional thoughts to the conversation. It’s particularly important to get these ideas ... more »

Mystery: A bullet with no entry wound, in a paper with no spell check?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 19 hours ago
“The Patient, a 60-years old Caucasian male found unconscious in a trailer park of gypsies…” So begins a strange — and apparently not copyedited — new case report in the World Journal of Emergency Surgery. The paper concerns a patient — perhaps we should call him Rasputin — who showed up with a bullet in his left […] The post Mystery: A bullet with no entry wound, in a paper with no spell check? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Archives Suggest Freemasons Fixed Titanic Inquiry To Protect Establishment

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The publication of a secret archive claims that the inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic was fixed by Freemasons to protect the establishment. The 1912 probe into the Titanic tragedy that left 1,500 people dead had cleared almost all of those who were involved. However, it is now being claimed that Freemasons dominated the inquiry and may have allowed Establishment figures to escape blame. The Mail Online reports: Now the publication of a secret archive of Freemasons – containing two million names of members from 1733 to 1923 – reveals the scale of Masonic involvement across the ... more »

Confused? Daesh. What's in a name?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 19 hours ago
*a primer.* I can't be the only one confused about all this terrorist name changing, which appears to be nothing more than a way to avoid saying "Muslim." If you Google "Daesh", a gazillion sites come up explaining the different terms. From: *International Business Times:* After the Islamic State group, the extremist organization that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, took responsibility for the slaughter in Paris Friday night, many people may be confused about the name of the group, which has several different iterations. The terrorists are known variously as ISIS, ISIL,... more »

Poll: Majority Of Americans Do Not Believe President Obama Has A Clear Plan for The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*CBS*: *Do Americans think President Obama has a clear plan for ISIS?* Just over a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, only 23 percent of Americans think President Barack Obama has a clear plan for dealing with the militant group ISIS, the lowest number yet recorded in the CBS News Poll. Sixty-six percent do not think he has a clear plan - a new high. Large majorities of Republicans and independents say the President doesn't have a clear plan, and almost half of Democrats (40 percent) agree. More Democrats (45 percent) say he doesn't have a plan than say he does. In conside... more »

Donald Trump: Maybe ‘Loud And Obnoxious’ Protester Should Have Been Roughed Up (Video)

Gateway Pundit at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: black-trump-activist-575x359] On Saturday unhinged Black Lives Matter activist Mercutio Southall Jr. stormed Donald Trump's rally in Alabama. The activist swung at Trump supporters, screamed and refused to leave the building. Continue reading *“Donald Trump: Maybe ‘Loud And Obnoxious’ Protester Should Have Been Roughed Up (Video)”* at *thegatewaypundit.com*.

VA Hospital Reverses Christmas Tree Ban after Uproar

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Giant Christmas Tree] The Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Virginia has reversed its ban on the display of Christmas trees in public areas at the facility. The ban initially was put in place to avoid giving off the impression that the federal government... more »

How Funny is Murdering Prostitutes?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 20 hours ago
At the American Music Awards last night (from the BBC Story): *Actress Anna Kendrick skewered the cliches of acceptance speeches as she collected the best soundtrack prize for her film Pitch Perfect 2.* *…* *She then thanked music producer Harvey Mason Jr "for not telling anyone about that hooker we buried", before giving her final shout-out to executive producers Julianne Jordan and Julia Michaels, exclaiming: "I don't like you at all!"* This astonishing speech came amidst endless references to how Paris matters, Syria matters and how peace is possible (one wonders if Nigeria and M... more »

Poll: A Majority Of Americans Favour Ground Troops In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
An MV-22 Osprey lost power on take-off Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, and two crew members bailed out into the ocean. One was recovered, but the search for the second Marine was unsuccessful and has been called off. The Navy said he is "presumed lost at sea." Here, an MV-22 with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship Makin Island in August.(Photo: MC2 Christopher Lindahl, U.S. Navy) *The Hill*: *Most Americans favor ground troops against ISIS* Large majorities of Americans now favor increased military action, includ... more »

Only 60% Say The U.S. Is At War Against Islamic Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*The Hill:** Poll: 60 percent says the US is at war with Islamic terrorism* The majority of Americans say the country is at war with radical Islamic terrorism, according to a new poll taken in the aftermath of last week's terrorist attacks in France. A survey by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports published Friday found that 60 percent of likely voters believe the country is at war, compared with 24 percent who say the U.S. is not at war. “President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other senior Democrats refuse to say America is at war with ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ for fear of ... more »

A 60 Minutes Report On The War Against The Islamic State In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*60 Minutes/CBS:* *Common Enemy* *Lara Logan reports from the battle lines against ISIS in Iraq where the U.S. finds itself on the same side of the fight as Shiite militias backed by Iran* The following is a script from "Common Enemy" which aired on Nov. 22, 2015. Lara Logan is the correspondent. Max McClellan, producer. In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, France stepped up its air campaign against the Islamic State. But on the ground in Iraq, the fight has been left to the Kurds, Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias backed by Iran -- some of those same Shiite militia... more »

Tearing Down The Firewall

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 20 hours ago
https://www.drupal.org/ If you really want to know what the Harper years were all about, Andrew Potter writes, you have to go back to the letter which Harper and Tom Flanagan sent to Ralph Klein in the aftermath of the 2000 election: Addressed to Alberta premier Ralph Klein and signed by six people (including Harper and his adviser at the time, Tom Flanagan), it was a plea for Alberta to take charge of its own future. The goal was for Alberta to carve out a place for itself in Confederation, using its existing constitutional powers, ... more »

#BrusselsLockdown: Belgians Respond To Anti Terror Raids With Cats

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
This weekend, Belgium’s government placed the country and its capital city Brussels under the highest level of terror alert due to an “imminent threat”. Belgian forces, who were searching for suspects in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, appealed for social media silence about any police action that users might witness and requesting that citizens stop tweeting about the armed operations that were being carried out on Sunday… So instead Belgians took to twitter posting pictures and videos of cats using the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown in an attempt to bury tweets about the police an... more »

I'd Never Vote For Hillary-- But Some Of My Best Friends Plan To

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
Hillary is better than these I want to get something off my chest and I figure late night on a Sunday is as close to yelling at a wall as I'm going to get. Personally, I have no intention of voting for Hillary Clinton ever, obviously not in a primary, but not even against an outright fascist like Cruz or Trump, one of whom is likely to be the GOP nominee. Yes, yes, yes, Hillary is better than either of them and better than any other garbage candidate the GOP is considering or might consider. But when I look at who she is, at who's backing her and at what she's offering, all I can say... more »

Corrections and Clarifications

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
The *Today *website surpassed itself this morning with its description of Lord Dannatt: Lord Dannatt is actually a crossbench peer rather than a Conservative peer and he's a former Chief of the General Staff rather than a former 'General Chief of Staff'. Still at least they got his name right! On the programme itself John Humphrys got Lord Dannatt's former military title right but, alas, also introduced him incorrectly as "a Conservative peer".

Police Identify Suspect in Shooting of Tulane Medical Student

The Washington Post at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Tulane student shot] Peter Gold, a fourth-year medical student at Tulane, was driving down a New Orleans street early Friday when he spotted a woman in distress. It was 4 a.m. and the woman was being dragged into a car against her will... Continue reading *“Police Identify Suspect in Shooting of Tulane Medical Student”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Study: Freedom of Speech More Unwelcome Among Liberal Students, Faculty

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: College campus] College students and faculty members who identify as liberal are far more likely to disinvite a campus speaker than self-identified conservatives, but conservatives succeed slightly more often, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis. The Foundation for Individual Rights... more »

Suspect Arrested in Indianapolis Pastor’s Wife Slaying

AP at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Indianapolis_pastors_wife_Blackburn_family] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis police announced Monday they have arrested an 18-year-old man in the shooting death of a pastor’s pregnant wife during an apparent home invasion. Larry Taylor of Indianapolis was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in... more »

Is The Islamic State Controlling Assets Worth $2 Trillion?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
ISIS identified vulnerabilities in an unpopular and predominantly Shia occupying army to expand their control Daily Mail: *On the murder march with ISIS: Terror expert tells of the slave markets, summary executions and 'morality' police of the jihadi group - who have $2trillion in the bank * * The terror group started off as a version of Al Qaeda but split off by 2011 * Only came to forefront in 2014 when they took control of three Iraqi cities * Now boast about 33,000 fighters, many having joined from overseas * Here, Michael Burleigh takes a closer look at this medieval death cu... more »

The Search For Paris Terror Suspect Salah Abdeslam Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*CNN*: *Salah Abdeslam: The mystery of France's most-wanted man* (CNN)Salah Abdeslam, the only one of the suspected Paris attackers known to have survived, is still at large and still very much at the center of a mystery. Nine days after the terror attacks that killed 130 people, a clearer picture is emerging of his movements, and it seems Abdeslam fled the city late on the night of November 13 in a state of panic. Information from sources close to the investigation draw a picture of a man on the run and how that run began. On the evening of the attacks, Abdeslam, 26, was thought... more »

French Army Now Guarding Paris's Water Supply

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
French soldiers patrol near the Louvre Museum in Paris as part of the highest level of 'Vigipirate' security plan. Gonzalo Fuentes, Reuters *Express*: *French army guards water facilities as France's fears of a CHEMICAL ATTACK intensify* *THE French army is guarding water facilities around Paris today amid fears Islamic State (ISIS) militants could wage chemical warfare a week after 130 people were murdered in the French capital.* The precautions come after French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned jihadis could use chemical and biological weapons in an assault against France. ... more »

British PM Cameron Pledges to Outline Strategy against Islamic State This Week

DANICA KIRKA at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: David Cameron and Francois Hollande] LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being... more »

Suicide Attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon Kill 12 Plus 5 Bombers

AP at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Boko Haram bombing] MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Officials say five girl suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people in Nigeria and Cameroon in weekend attacks. The bombers also died. Police who blamed Boko Haram say one girl detonated explosives strapped to her... more »

Islamic Extremist Group Claims Mali Attack

BABA AHMED & ROBBIE COREY-BOULET at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Islamist fighters Mali] BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali began a three-day mourning period with flags flying at half-staff on Monday for victims of the assault on a luxury hotel full of foreigners, a day after a dueling claim of responsibility emerged. The Islamic... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 21 hours ago
*Yale president grows some balls* In an email Wednesday Yale’s President and the Dean of Yale College affirmed their support of Silliman College Master Nicholas Christakis and his wife Erika despite activists calling for their resignation. “Both Nicholas and Erika Christakis remain committed to serving the college, and we fully support them in these efforts. They are exceptional teachers and scholars, with a longstanding and deep dedication to undergraduates,” wrote university President Peter Salovey, and Dean Jonathan Holloway. Student group Next Yale had previously issued a lis... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 21 hours ago
*Millennials love Louisiana, are spreading out in New Orleans ~WWL*

Go Green, Get Diesel!!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 21 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t 1saveenergy http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1635862.ece As we know, many operators have been signing up to provide standby generating capacity, for when intermittent renewables fail to supply power. Many of these rely on parks of diesel generators for this. Now it appears that green power companies are getting in on the act. […]

Russia’s Putin in Iran for Talks Set to Focus on Syria

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: PUTIN] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was in Tehran on Monday for talks with Iranian leaders expected to focus on the Syrian crisis and an international peace plan intended to end the conflict. The visit comes as Russia,... more »

Standing Confident in the Faith

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: 1Studying_astronomy_and_geometry] TOM GILSON -- “I was raised believing in Christ, but my professors were starting to convince me it was mindless and stupid to believe in Christ.” I was at dinner last night with friends, one of whom brought his wife... more »

Twitter rant made flesh

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
People who are infuriated by the fact that the BBC bombards the airwaves with lefty comedians usually say they don’t find them at all funny either. I have to admit that although real wit has to be based on truth and reality, (otherwise it falls flat and is truly infuriating) some of the folk whose politics we love to hate can be funny with it. Well, I think so. One exception; skits and jokes predicated on the assumption that Israel is an evil, baby-killing rogue state. Jeremy Hardy specialises in these. His natural ability for comedic wit and humour is tainted by his open and rabid... more »

The Amazing Story of U.S. Army Chaplains Who Ministered to Nazi Leaders at the Nuremberg Trials

The Washington Post at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Nuremberg Trials] Should anyone who commits evil on a massive scale be offered a path to forgiveness? In the months before the opening of the International Military Tribunal -- which took place 70 years ago Friday -- the people who were devising the... Continue reading *“The Amazing Story of U.S. Army Chaplains Who Ministered to Nazi Leaders at the Nuremberg Trials”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Top British Cinemas Won’t Run Christian Ad for Fear of ‘Offending Audiences’

TheBlaze at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Christian Ad] The Church of England said on Sunday that it was "bewildered" by the decision of Britain's major movie theater chains to refuse to run an ad encouraging Christian prayer over concerns the ads could "cause offense." The 60-second ad titled... Continue reading *“Top British Cinemas Won’t Run Christian Ad for Fear of ‘Offending Audiences’”* at *theblaze.com*.

Ben Carson Says He Has the Capacity to Learn Foreign Policy

Thomas Beaumont at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson] WILTON, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he can learn foreign policy, and notes his ability to adapt to changing medical practices as proof. Campaigning in Iowa Sunday, the retired neurosurgeon also stood by his support for... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( November 23 , 2015 ) ..... Europe In Focus ( Monetary Policy Divergence ( Fed vs ECB ) as reflected via bond yield spreads , Eurozone PMI Data Out - Rises To 4.5 Year high - France and Germany Data In Focus , Novo Banco set to cut 1000 jobs , China cuts Saudi crude imports while increasing Russian crude imports , West extends Russia sanctions for 6 more months , German 2 year bunds fall further into record low negative territory , Belgium lockdown continues , Odds & ends ) ....... Asia and Emerging Nations In Focus ( China , Saudi Arabia , Commodity related items )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
Evening wrap...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1h 1 hour ago fred walton Retweeted RANsquawk Ground Hog Day ? Where's Bill Murray ? ? fred walton added, [image: Embedded image permalink] *RANsquawk* @RANsquawk Shanghai nickel opens lower by 4.9%..eeesh *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 34m 34 minutes ago While everybody is focus on Guotai Junan's HK missing CEO mystery, there are at least 12 chiefs of private equity funds missing too!! *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 3h3 hours ago fred walton Retweeted RT Russia turns up heat on oil infrastructure of ISIS , just as US ha... more »

Within Us All Lie The SeedsTo Our.........A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*Within us all lie the seeds to our destruction, but also within each heart, lie the seeds to one's reconstruction as a human being-from one driven by fear to one driven by love. * *It is each persons responsibility to live in a way that nurtures and supports the good within. It takes effort to weed a garden, so the plants grow healthy and strong. * *There are no techniques or devices or systems that will lead one to one's deliverance from human suffering. This has been a misunderstanding for many thousands of years. * *Only through right action will one evolve into a true human... more »

Europe and the West's future according to the exiled Archbishop of Mosul: 'I Have Lost My Diocese to Islam; You in the West Will Also Become Victims of Muslims' per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Whilst too many people in the West wring their hands about the possible backlash against Muslims in the aftermath of the latest Islamist terrorist attack on Paris, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, has a warning for us: '... Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but tha... more »

Michael Cremo - modern human bones, footprints and artefacts - 20 to 600 million years older than we thought

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
there's a Darwinian evolutionary model that modern humans came into being about 100,000 years ago (eventually leading to the Homo Sapiens variant that we are today) and it's what we're taught in our non-Creationist schools and colleges. And while Free Planet doesn't entirely agree with Michael Cremo's vedic assertion that 'humans are consciousness that interacts with matter' and *may have been flying around in mind-controlled nuclear spaceships for millennia or aeons*, there are a lot of cases of archaeologists unearthing modern human bones, footprints and artefacts from way furt... more »

War On Cash!  (Phony ISIS Videos Abound)  CIA Out(ed) From Under the Veil  (Under the Cover of Humanitarian Aid:  U.S. Military Is All Over Africa)

Ellen Brown can always be counted on to warn us of the nefarious plans of the banksters. This is not even beyond belief any more. Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash, and the $10 Trillion Bail-inNovember 22nd, 2015 In uncertain times, “cash is king,” but central bankers are systematically moving to eliminate that option. Is it really about stimulating the economy?

Military Photo of the Day: November 23, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Honduras-900] A U.S. Army soldier shakes hands with a local Honduran boy during a medical readiness training exercise in San Jose De Rio Pinto, Honduras, on Nov. 12, 2015. While the vast majority of Americans celebrate the courage of the U.S. military,... more »

Vril Women

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
*. * This of course reads like a science fiction story. That makes it easy to dismiss. Only problem with that concept is that the words describe something that i have already both discovered and named differently but are certainly one and the same. The hints regarding gravity manipulation is very much in the direction that i am going myself. More to the point Vril is actually another name for Dark Matter or the second tier of matter that i have talked about. What this loudly suggests is that an alien protected human manned operation based in Antarctica is a substantial facto... more »

Homosexuality is Not a Choice

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is an update on the biological condition we understand to be homosexuality. The most important take home is that homosexuality is produced by prenatal maternal stress likely at specific times not yet recognized. This strongly suggests that prenatal testing and intervention is a plausible option that can totally eliminate the condition. This is actually good news. It may not actually be curable once developed but may be alterable before development. After birth and even before development is seriously guided in a gender direction and reversal becomes too difficult. T... more »

He 'flipped' his Classroom

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This really makes so much sense. Even better,your best students can be easily enriched as well and never be bored. Learning has always been about a first overview followed by a practicum that policed up the new knowledge and developed skills. That practicum always needs assistance even if it is in the form of the text book. Here we do much better. This must obviously become the new standard for everyone. Even better all students will develop the habit of preping for the next day's classwork and not have to take a lot of practical homework home. Hip hip Hooray!! Maybe this... more »

A New Theory on Aging

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Let us make all this simple. Our bodies become deficient in glycine, which is something i had suspected for a long time. That it is critical to promoting aging has not been so obvious but is now crystal clear. Now the absolute best source of glycine happens to be pure gelatine powder which is four times what is available in the best meat source. Problem is that for vegetarians, it gets a lot harder to source a product made from plant sources. Otherwise we need to make it a significant part of our diet as in daily to boost our internal glysine availability. A quick review s... more »

Marijuana may be ‘More Effective than Adderall at Treating ADHD’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Another win for marijuana. Add in the ability to ingest it as juice as a superior protocol and what it there not to like. A measured dose of juice or its equivalent as powder in a capsule and you get enhanced medical usage without a high. Marijuana is well on its way to becoming our most important medical tool for assisting mental health. Considering that i started covering this topic eight years ago by simply digging up pertinent stories of which there were few available and prohibition looked to be in complete control, our progress has been wonderful. At the ... more »

An Old Disease Has A Younger Face

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Let us have the bad news. A number of heavily used pesticides and herbicides are clearly causative agents for Parkinsons which is now clearly defined as well as the result of a toxin attack on dopamine production. Were you ever exposed to the named products? Every farmer now has a medical reason to switch over to organic farming as soon as possible. I want to add that i have suspected a systemic risk for pesticide applications of all kinds for a number of years. I am related through marriage to several hundred farmers and ex farmers. Most of the working farmers did not die ... more »

Kingdom of Saguenay

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: A sculpture of the meeting of Jacques Cartier and Donnacona. (Public Domain)] In 1535 we have a Report of a white community northwest of Montreal. In and about 1450 or even substantially later we know that the vikings abandoned Greenland. This a gap of a mere three generations or properly in one man's lifetime. We also know native accounts of the movement to James Bay. This was all completely feasible once a destination colony site was located on the coast of James Bay. Food was ample and they had switched over to relying of seafood including seals and ... more »

Hypersonic Plane Concept to Reach Mach 10

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
I love this design. however i would like to see it scaled up by both two and four if not eight. The airflow design is naturally stable and that then leaves us with the problem of engine power. It should be possible to get rid of the proposed rockets by extending the runway. The problem is that the sonic boom has to also be somehow controlled as well. That could be done by using a larger tunnel design to focus the boom forward and allow a moderate liftoff angle to send the boom forward. There may even be some magic to really make it disappear once we accept the tunnel ... more »

Russian Prime Minister: U.S. Policies And Strategies Have Helped The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© Sputnik/ Dmitry Astakhov *Bloomberg*: *Russia Says U.S. Policies Helped Islamic State, Interfax Reports* * Comments come after Obama says that Syria's Assad can't stay * Terrorist threat can only be fought jointly, Russia says U.S. actions in the Middle East helped Islamic State to gain influence, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, according to Interfax. The strengthening of Islamic State “became possible partly due to irresponsible U.S. politics” that focused on fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of joining efforts to root out terrorism, Medvedev was ci... more »

Britain Calls In France To Assist In A Russian Sub Search

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
HMS Sutherland has been called into the hunt Photo: MoD *The Telegraph:* *Britain calls in French to hunt Russian sub lurking off Scotland* A Royal Navy frigate, HMS Sutherland, and a hunter killer submarine have also been sent on the search. French patrol planes are scouring the seas off Scotland for a Russian submarine after Britain was forced to call on allies for help because it has scrapped its own sub-hunting aircraft. A French Atlantique 2 maritime patrol plane has been searching for the submarine for at least 10 days, since the vessel was detected north of Scotland. A Ro... more »

Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster Car Seat Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
[image: Diono Pacifica Giveaway] It's the holiday seasons and that means there's a good chance that you'll be traveling with your family a lot over the next few weeks! We want your little ones to be safe while you're on the road, so we've teamed up with our friends at Diono to bring you a fantastic giveaway for the Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster Car Seat! Here are some details about the Pacifica Convertible+Booster Car Seat from Diono: The New Diono Pacifica is the ultimate in car seat safety with new extra deep side walls providing enhanced side impact protection, taking Dion... more »

"Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), both members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bipartisan bill today to end U.S. efforts to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic led by President Bashar al-Assad."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Press Releases Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Austin Scott Introduce Legislation to End Illegal U.S. War to Overthrow Syrian Government of Assad November 19, 2015 *Washington, DC*—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), both members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bipartisan bill today to end U.S. efforts to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic led by President Bashar al-Assad. *Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a twice-deployed combat veteran, said the intent of the bill is to *“Bring an immediate end to the illegal, counter-produ... more »

"...fear not: ISIS can’t escape from the U.S. and our allies for long. And when we get ’em, we’re going to kick their cartoonist/woman/gay/Christian-hating Jihadi butts from here until Sunday." "...but "There’s just one problem. If we’re at war with ISIS, why do we keep supplying them with tanks, weapons, Humvees and shiny new Toyota trucks?"

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Where Does ISIS Get All Those Tanks, Weapons And Shiny New Toyota Trucks? U.S. Treasury Dept. wonders By Elizabeth Parker Global Research, November 19, 2015 Reverb Press 8 October 2015 *Yikes! Those evil, marauding terrorists from ISIS are still at large, but fear not: ISIS can’t escape from the U.S. and our allies for long. And when we get ’em, we’re going to kick their cartoonist/woman/gay/Christian-hating Jihadi butts from here until Sunday.* *There’s just one problem. If we’re at war with ISIS, why do we keep supplying them with tanks, weapons, Hu... more »

British Prime Minister Outlines A New Defense And Military Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 Limited, Cenovus 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 21, Paris Fugitive Still at Large

LORNE COOK & SYLVIE CORBET at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Salah Abdeslam, Paris fugitive] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian police launched more raids in Brussels and beyond early Monday, detaining five more people as they continued their hunt for a fugitive suspect in the Paris attacks. In Paris, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he... 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
AIM West reveals hidden history of beatings, slavery and murder in California's Catholic missions, ignored as the Pope honored brutal priest By Brenda Norrell Censored News brendanorrell@gmail.com SAN FRANCISCO -- The AIM West Conference revealed the true history of the California Indian Missions. It is a history of slavery, beatings and murder. It is a history that the Pope

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

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

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Fill out the survey here. Hurry, before it closes.

Russia: 11 Allied with ISIS Killed in North Caucasus

AP at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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