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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

3 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

11:06pm MST

ISIS Release Video Proving They Downed Russian Plane Over Sinai

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 24 minutes ago
A new ISIS video has been released which shows Russian-speaking ISIS members, who call themselves the “Sinai brothers”, admitting responsibility for taking down the Russian passenger jet. In the video, the five men claim they brought down the Russian A321 plane that killed all 224 people on board, and say that they are planning more attacks in the future. One of the Slavic-looking men in the video addresses President Vladimir Putin, warning the Russian President that he would regret targeting ISIS in Syria. Rt.com reports: With a knife in hand, he threatens to continue taking down p... more »

Hillary Terrorized Bill Clinton’s Rape Victims, Extraordinary Claims

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 24 minutes ago
Political strategist Roger Stone has claimed that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “terrorized women” who claimed they were raped by her husband, former president Bill Clinton. The extraordinary claims were broadcast during an interview with Larry King, where Stone told King that “The narrative of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, that she has been an advocate for women and girls, is just bogus. She is, in fact, an abuser of women and girls.” He went onto claim that “Bill is a sexual predator, very much like Bill Cosby. I tracked 27 women that he has either assaulted or raped.” Vide... more »

NASA To Make Another ‘Huge Announcement’ About Mars – LIVE STREAM

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 24 minutes ago
NASA are going to make another “huge announcement” on Thursday 5th November, 2015, about “key science findings” regarding the atmosphere on Mars. The data comes from the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft, which is currently in orbit around Mars. The announcement will be broadcast at 2 p.m. EST (7 p.m. GMT) on Thursday at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C. The event will be streamed live on NASA TV, which you can watch on the video player below (please bookmark this page). Iflscience.com reports: Taking part in the news conference are Mic... more »

US, Russia Hold Joint Military Drills Over Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 24 minutes ago
US and Russian air forces held a joint military drill over Syria on Tuesday in order to practise air safety measures for their aircraft. The Russian defence ministry said in a statement, “There was a joint exercise with air crews and ground troops from the Russian and US air forces“. Presstv.com reports: He noted that during the exercises Russian and US-led coalition planes practiced close encounters in a specifically designated zone within a minimum distance of three aeronautical miles of each other. “The exercises took place at 11:00 Moscow time (08:00 GMT) [on Tuesday],” he said... more »

First evidence Of ‘Ghost Particles’ Discovered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 24 minutes ago
Evidence has emerged of the long-theorized ‘ghost particles’ (neutrinos) by scientists with the MicroBooNE physics experiment who used a 40-foot long particle collider to detect them. Neutrinos are subatomic, almost weightless particles that carry no electric charge and don’t interact with light – thereby making them invisible. They only interact by way of gravity or nuclear decay. After light particles (photons), neutrinos are the most numerous particles in the entire universe, and believed to be the foundation of all matter. Rt.com reports: In early October, the Nobel Prize for Ph... more »

Bernie Sanders And Rand Paul Oppose Sending U.S. Troops To Syria-- But What If They Loses Their Primaries?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 53 minutes ago
In 2008 I had followed Obama's Senate voting record closely enough to know he wasn't the candidate for me-- too corporate, too cautious, too compromised-- but I voted for him anyway. Obviously he was far and away better than McCain and... I admit I had a tiny bit that maybe there was some hope. (I mean, I knew there wasn't but, hey, *maybe*.) And the first African-American thing... that appealed in a big way.) By 2012 I had made a decision to never again vote for the lesser of two evils. NO WAY, Jose (or, in this case Barack... and Hillary). So I voted for Jill Stein, not because ... more »

Cruz and Rubio are Outflanking the GOP Field

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Republican Elephant Running] Politics is a breeding ground for martial metaphors, starting with the word “campaign” itself. Politicians “under fire” “take flak” as their consultants sit in “war rooms” and launch ad “blitzes” in “targeted districts” and “battleground states” to put their clients... more »

China's Economy Is Slowing Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Noah Smith, Bloomberg*:* China's Economy Is Worse Than You Think* The unreliability of Chinese official economic data has become almost a cliche. A few years before he became China's premier, Li Keqiang said that the country's numbers were "man-made" and "for reference only." If the top economic policy maker of a country says that the numbers aren't reliable … well, you believe him. But how unreliable? The fudge factors might only be a few tenths of a percentage point. It's very hard to fake economic numbers in the same direction for a very long time -- eventually, it becomes obv... more »

"Over And Over..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over.” - Edna St. Vincent Millay

NASA: Is This A Game Changer For Space Travel?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
NASA have made a major breakthrough in space propulsion this week as US scientist, Guido Fetta, has successfully built and tested the world’s first propellant-less microwave thruster. It works by bouncing microwaves around in a closed container, without the need for any propellant, thereby creating a thrust that most scientists, until now, have thought of as impossible. A working microwave thruster would cut the cost of satellites and space stations, drive deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in weeks rather than months. Wired.co.uk reports: The Nasa team based at the J... more »

Taya Kyle Plans to Take on World Champion Shooter

TheBlaze at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Taya Kyle] Taya Kyle has a mission. Armed with a TrackingPoint rifle, Kyle will dodge explosions and flying trucks in her own battlefield for approximately two hours in December -- all in an effort to raise money for families of first-responders and... Continue reading *“Taya Kyle Plans to Take on World Champion Shooter”* at *theblaze.com*.

Hamilton Cast Album Makes History Singing About History

Mark Kennedy at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Hamilton] NEW YORK (AP) -- The cast album from the Broadway smash Hamilton has done something few such recordings have done in quite some time. How long? Since Richard Burton was King Arthur onstage -- the first time. Atlantic Records said last... more »

Lawmakers Agree on $5 Billion Cut to Defense Bill

Deb Riechmann at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: defense bill] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats announced agreement Tuesday on a revised version of the massive defense policy bill to align it with the new budget agreement the president has signed into law. President Barack Obama had vetoed the $612 billion... more »

Taiwan, Chinese Presidents to Meet for First Time Since ’49

Christopher Bodeen and Ralph Jennings at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Chinese President Xi Jinping_900] BEIJING (AP) -- The presidents of China and Taiwan will meet this weekend for the first time since civil war divided their lands 66 years ago, their governments said Wednesday, a highly symbolic move that reflects quickly improving relations between... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
He is fastinated She is fasinated the nation is in pain because they need the love not the fasination cause you cant build a bridge with interest it takes principle to lay the bricks and the cable that can hold the biggest heart in suspesnion until the last spike gives the gift of life and the traffic flows and all the crashes just go down so slow in a rapid rapid of turmoil that is joy the turbulance of being alive the joy of life

Ohio Votes Down Legalizing Marijuana

Julie Carr Smythe at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Marijuana cigarette-900] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio voters rejected a ballot proposal Tuesday that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana in a single vote -- a vote-getting strategy that was being watched as a test case for the nation. Failure... more »

No One Knows How Much The Next U.S. Stealth Bomber Will Cost

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Illustration of next generation long-range strike airplane. Courtesy of Northrop Grumman *Lawrence Korb, Reuters*: *How much will new U.S. stealth bomber really cost? Nobody knows* The Defense Department on Oct. 27 selected Northrop Grumman to build a new U.S. strategic bomber fleet. Between 80 and 100 planes are expected to be produced over the next decade. But three important questions must be answered before Congress approves significant funds for the program. First, what will the bombers actually cost? The Air Force claims it can build 100 for no more than $564 million each. B... more »

UN Climate Chief ‘Delighted’ About VW Scandal

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: volkswagen] The United Nations' top climate bureaucrat is "delighted" that Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests, because she believes it will accelerate the world's shift to electric vehicles. "I am actually delighted about Volkswagen," Christiana Figueres, the U.N.'s climate chief told... more »

tired of my fat ass

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
am tired of sitting on my ass its not that fat but its still killing me slowly like an accelerator of the the Bob Dylan song that states those that are not busy being Born are busy Deng are busy dinning so many people today so busy dong it reminds me of the game of thrones only in the real world its not the winter the rulers fear for the cold can be fatal long before heat cuts you down and as Hitler and Napoleon learned the hard way and one was a stupid dunce not to know the trek to Russian is a motherfucker trying to catch hold of his mother in six feet of snow Today that is history past... more »

Updates On Armageddon: Saudis Blow Up Russians In Plane Over Sinai, Turkey's Voters Embrace ISIS Presidency, Washington Continues With Its Ill-Conceived Regime Change Policies

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*The only Syrian at the table at the Syria talks in Vienna was the waiter. His presence represents the total failure of the conference. The representatives of ISIS head choppers were invited to the meeting but not the representatives of the Assad regime or the PYD? How stupid is that? The clever idiots who organized this conference obviously don't want a conclusion to the war anytime soon.* *An excerpt from, ``Russian Source: Saudi Intelligence Responsible for Airline Bomb`` by Gordon Duff, Veterans Today, November 3, 2015:* A source with Russian intelligence just confirmed that th... more »

Debt Ceiling Lifted, and the Same Day, Debt Jumps $339B

Washington Examiner at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: dollar] The U.S. national debt jumped $339 billion on Monday, the same day President Obama signed into law legislation suspending the debt ceiling. That legislation allowed the government to borrow as much as it wants above the $18.1 trillion debt ceiling... Continue reading *“Debt Ceiling Lifted, and the Same Day, Debt Jumps $339B”* at *washingtonexaminer.com*.

Let the #AERA16 humble games begin!!

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 3 hours ago
This is mainly to my academic friends out there. Around this time, faculty and graduate students are notified as to whether or not their super-awesome proposals to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) have been accepted. Posts to social media regarding the status of these proposals come in three distinct varieties: “Aw shucks, only four […]

Why Was Russian President Putin AWOL For Two Days After Saturday's Metrojet Plane Crash In The Sinai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting with transport Minister Maxim Sokolov in Novo-Ogaryovo outside Moscow, Russia, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast*: *Putin Was Missing in Action After Plane Crash* It took days for the Russia’s president to acknowledge the worst aviation accident in the country’s history, and people aren’t afraid to criticize him for it. All day on Sunday, the day after a Kogalymavia plane crash killed 224 people, the biggest loss in the history of Russian commercial aviation, Russians were wo... more »

Defending the Obama Administration’s Foreign Policy Pt. 1

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
Well, I was supposed to be debating Colin Dueck on the Obama administration’s foreign policy tomorrow, but the residue of last week’s weather took much of the Austin airport out of commission, leaving his flight to be canceled. So, I’m going to be posting my prepared remarks in a series of posts as well as […]

The Destruction of Alderaan Was Not Justified

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
This is a guest post by Luke M. Perez, a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin where he studies religion, ethics, and foreign policy. Luke is also a graduate fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas. He can be reached at lukemperez@gmail.com. __________________ The Empire apologists are […]

Pew Study Notes the Key Difference Between Christianity and Other World Religions

TheBlaze at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Religious Landscape Study] Among the plethora of fascinating findings to emerge in the second installment of the Pew Research Center's 2014 Religious Landscape Study were key and notable differences among various religious groups when it came to perceptions about the nature of God. A close look... Continue reading *“Pew Study Notes the Key Difference Between Christianity and Other World Religions”* at *theblaze.com*.

Geriatric Democrats Should Fear Marco Rubio and the Republican Youth Wing

The Telegraph at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Marco Rubio__1436787031_70.119.142.63] Just when you thought the Republican Party was destined to take a turn toward the ugly, two boyishly handsome young stars have emerged. On Wednesday night, Marco Rubio, the 44-year-old senator from Florida, was (by almost all accounts) the winner... Continue reading *“Geriatric Democrats Should Fear Marco Rubio and the Republican Youth Wing”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.

Pentagon Still Unsure On How Best To Respond To Russia In Eastern Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. military vehicles parading near Russia's border in Narva, Estonia on Feb. 24. (Estonian Defense Forces) *Mark perry, Politico*: *Inside the Pentagon’s Fight Over Russia* *How the victors of one of America’s most celebrated battles are facing off on the future of the Army.* For those villagers eagerly snapping pictures on the side of a road in the Czech Republic in late September, the appearance of the line of U.S. “Stryker” armored fighting vehicles must have seemed more like a parade than a large-scale military operation. The movement of some 500-plus soldiers of the 2nd Cav... more »

Fiction Can Be Fun-- Guest Post From Oren Jacobson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
In watching the GOP debate I couldn’t help but wonder if the party exists in some sort of alternate reality? They claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility even though they increase spending more than Democrats. They hammer Obama over the debt. Yet, they worship at the altar of St. Reagan, a man who pushed the federal debt as a percentage higher than any other modern administration. Are we living in parallel universes? How else you can explain these claims? *Trump thinks his tax plan can leave us with a balanced budget.* No, Donald, it can’t. Don’t take my word for it, though... more »

Justice Department Puts Federal Watchdogs On Short Leash

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Transportation Security Administration Adminstrator Peter Neffenger, Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth and Jennifer Grover, acting director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.] Seventy-two federal government watchdogs' ability to ferret out waste, fraud and abuse is "under attack," Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth told Congress Tuesday. Roth, testifying before the House Committee on Oversigh... more »

Religious Landscape Study: More Americans Turning from Religion, But Many Believers More Committed than Ever

USA Today at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: church worship - iStock_000018032897_Full] Americans as a whole are becoming less religious, but those who still practice a faith are just as committed as they were in the past -- in certain respects even more so. The 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study, released Tuesday by the Pew Research... Continue reading *“Religious Landscape Study: More Americans Turning from Religion, But Many Believers More Committed than Ever”* at *usatoday.com*.

Faithful Catholic Bishop Defends Truth About Marriage

Rorate Caeli at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Wedding couple_compressed_cropped] His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, one of the most visible prelates working on the restoration of the traditional Latin Mass and faith, has penned a nearly 5,000-word response to the Synod exclusively for our readers. We want to express our... Continue reading *“Faithful Catholic Bishop Defends Truth About Marriage”* at *rorate-caeli.blogspot.com*.

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Cut $5 Billion from Defense Budget

Deb Reichmann at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Fighter Jet Takes Off-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats announced agreement Tuesday on a revised version of the massive defense policy bill to align it with the new budget agreement the president has signed into law. President Barack Obama had vetoed the $612... more »

Animated Visualization of the European Immigrant Crisis

The Independent at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: European immigrant crisis] The scale of the refugee crisis can, at times, be difficult to fathom, but this visualization may help. Continue reading *“Animated Visualization of the European Immigrant Crisis”* at *i100.independent.co.uk*.

Senate Moves to Block What GOP Sees as Obama’s EPA Small Waterways Power Grab

The Hill at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Wetlands - 400] The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a measure to block the Obama administration's new regulation asserting federal authority over small waterways. The vote came just over an hour after Senate Democrats blocked a procedural vote on a related bill from Sen. John... Continue reading *“Senate Moves to Block What GOP Sees as Obama’s EPA Small Waterways Power Grab”* at *thehill.com*.

New York Times: The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Cauldron

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
The New York Times reports on the growing Pacific apocalypse, emphasizing the role of hot water, illustrated in a NOAA image: The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron, The New York Times, By JOHN SCHWARTZ NOV. 2, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/global-warming-pacific-ocean-el-nino-blob.html?emc=edit_th_20151103&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000 .... Majia here: The article attributes the hot plume to global warming. What isn't mentioned at all is the potential contribution of the remnants of two reactor cores located in an underground river that empties into the Pa... more »

Both Sides In The Syrian Conflict Are Using Massive Amounts Of Amphetamines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Jeff Neumann, Newsweek*: *Amphetamines Fuel Both Sides of the Syrian War* Lebanon has long been a playground for wealthy citizens of austere Arab countries, but even the worldly Lebanese were taken aback on October 26 when security officials arrested a 29-year-old Saudi prince, Abdel Mohsen bin Walid bin Abdel Aziz al-Saud, on suspicion of trying to take 2 tons of amphetamines with him on a private jet bound for the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Lebanese police also arrested four other Saudi men at Beirut International Airport in what the state news agency described as the biggest bust i... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Max Fisher, VOX*: *Unfixable: How Obama lost Syria* uly 18, 2012, almost a year to the day into Syria's civil war, was also the day when it looked closest to ending. The rebels, at that point still mostly local volunteers and defected Syrian soldiers, had pushed into the capital city of Damascus. Amateur videos showed them storming a military base as they spread through surrounding suburbs. In the city's heart, a suicide bomber infiltrated a meeting of top regime officials, killing the defense minister, a top general, and the powerful brother-in-law of Syrian leader Bashar al-Ass... more »

A Ride On The World’s Longest Water Slide – Video

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The Royal Flush Water Slide was opened last summer in Waco, Texas, and is reported to be the longest water slide in the world. It is comprised of a kiddie slide, and 2 other behemoth slides with varying levels of steepness, making it an ideal location for adventurers. The United States has some of the best wake and leisure parks in the world offering exciting vacation destinations for families and water ride enthusiasts. Full Throttle reports: Located in Waco, Texas, at the well-known amusement park, BSR Cable Park, this park is filled with picturesque blue water, and enough rides t... more »

Good News for COP21: NASA study shows Antarctic Ice Growing

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
- Antarctica is gaining more ice than it has lost, according to a new NASA study. “The good news is that Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise, but is taking 0.23 millimeters per year away,” Zwally said. ( LINK) Good news for the COP21 delegates too. They do not have to worry about Sea Level Rise. The Paper by Zwally et al was published in the Journal of Glaciology published by: International Glaciological Society (link) Abstract:Mass changes of the Antarctic ice sheet impact sea-level rise as climate changes, but recent rates have been uncertain. Ice, ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Louisiana’s Most Well-Known Conservative Blogger Has Long History of Scamming Readers ~CenLamar*~According to dozens of comments published on numerous websites and sports-related online forums between 2004 and 2009, Scott McKay, the owner and publisher of *The Hayride*, allegedly has an extensive track record of defrauding and scamming numerous readers, dating back to his first publication, the now-defunct *Purple and Gold*.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Raintree Helps Foster Children Feel Like Normal Children ~Eve Abrams, WWNO *

UPDATED:Four Points to Ponder re the Russian Passenger Jet

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*UPDATED: November 3, 2015* - Interesting how the US has shared that a US infrared satellite reportedly detected a heat flash in the same vicinity, indicating that an explosion may have happened on board. ...*when it still hasn't shared information that its satellites gathered---regarding the downing of MH17. *And nobody calls them on it...except little moi. *Photo of Russian Metrojet* Here are *four* *undisputed facts/theories* related to the Russian passenger jet takedown that I haven't seen in the M$M or alternate news yet. If anyone else has seen these points covered, I would ... more »

Bill Gates: Communism & climate

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“The current Global Warming Debate is not about temperature or CO2 levels. It is an ideological clash between those who want to change us (rather than the climate) and t hose who believe in freedom, markets, human ingenuity, and technical progress. The advocates of global warming alarmism ask for an almost unprecedented expansion of government intrusion, of government intervention into our lives and of government control over us. We are pushed into accepting rules about how to live, what to do, how to behave, what to consume, what to eat, how to travel. It is unacceptable.”... more »

Today’s Lies From The BBC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p035dk68 Wolsten reported earlier on the BBC’s interview with sacked French weatherman, Philippe Verdier. (The interview is from 16th Oct, when he was still just suspended) At about 1 minute in, the brainwashed interview asked But what about countries like Australia, which is facing terrible drought? […]

World News Briefs -- November 3, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Bloomberg: *Metrojet Plunged at 300 Miles Per Hour, Latest Data Shows* The Russian plane that crashed Saturday in Egypt slowed suddenly and then plunged to the Earth at 300 miles (483 kilometers) per hour, according to revised data of its final moments captured by flight-tracking website FlightRadar24. The Metrojet Airbus Group SE A321 carrying 224 people fell from 31,000 feet to 26,000 feet in the final 26 seconds, according to the final transmissions from its radio transponder reporting information to the ground. The new data is consistent with reports from Egyptian and Russian ... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Dawning Is The Day”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Dawning Is The Day” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce3ym7PnXRs

Audit: Nuke Safety Board Hasn’t Updated Security Regs Since Before 9/11

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Hazmat - 900] Sensitive information about nuclear plants and materials could be compromised because the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board -- a federal advisory agency -- doesn't protect its documents and hasn't updated its document security rules since before 9/11. The safety board allows all... more »

With Its Bathroom Ordinance, Houston Takes Leave of Its Municipal Senses

National Review/Kevin Williamson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: bathroom sign - 400] Houston is having an election today, and it's an interesting one: There's an open mayor's seat, and early voting has been unusually strong, particularly in -- this is an unusual pairing -- African-American neighborhoods and conservative neighborhoods. The nation's fourth-largest... Continue reading *“With Its Bathroom Ordinance, Houston Takes Leave of Its Municipal Senses”* at *nationalreview.com*.

School Suspends Six Year Old For Playing With A Pretend Bow & Arrow

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A six-year-old first grader was suspended for three days after pretending to shoot another school kid with an imaginary bow and arrow. According to the school boys parents, Matthew and Martha Miele, the incident happened last week on Thursday while their son was playing ‘Power Rangers’ with a group of friends during recess WCPO reports: “I don’t see anything wrong with the way he was playing,” said the father, Matthew Miele. Miele said his son served the second day of his three-day punishment Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Westwood. He wants the school to drop the issue. “... more »

Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teaching

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Today Dr. Julian Helig posted this advance review of my book, which includes chapters by Drs. Scott Ellison and Barbara Veltri. The pre-order info below is from Rowman & Littlefield's website. *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through "No Excuses" Teaching* This book explores the ideological contexts for the creation and spread of “No Excuses” charter schools. In so doing, *Work Hard, Be Hard...* focuses closely on the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charter school chain as the most prominent exemplar for total compliance “No Excuses” schooling. By way of in-depth interviews, former... more »

IPCC Lead Author: 25 Years Of Failed Global Warming Policies Have Made Us Poorer

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Global Warming Expensive Policies Money - 900] Environmental economist Richard Tol wants the world to deal with global warming, but his data shows the past 25 years of climate policies in rich countries have done nothing to fundamentally tackle the issue. If anything, Tol argues, current and... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Bright clusters and nebulae abound in the ancient northern constellation of Auriga. The region includes the open star cluster M38, emission nebula IC 410 with Tadpoles, Auriga's own Flaming Star Nebula IC 405, and this interesting pair IC 417 (lower left) and NGC 1931. An imaginative eye toward the expansive IC 417 and diminutive NGC 1931 suggests a cosmic spider and fly. *Click image for larger size.* About 10,000 light-years distant, both represent young, open star clusters formed in interstellar clouds and still embedded in glowing hydrogen gas. For scale, the more compact NGC 1... more »

Chet Raymo, "To Each His Own"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"To Each His Own"* by Chet Raymo "Since I wrote about Elizabeth Mayer's book "Extraordinary Knowing" a few weeks ago I've been engaged in several discussions about the possibility, or even likelihood, that so-called paranormal phenomena might be real - ESP, remote viewing, communication with the dead, astrology, divinely answered prayers, miracles, and so on, all of which I have in one place or the other dismissed as- ah, bunk. Isn't it presumptuous of science to diss what it doesn't understand? say my critics. Elizabeth Mayer says as much in her book when she quotes Shakespeare's... more »

"Reaching Out Together..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"A thousand reaching arms, all from the same body; all stretching together for the betterment of that body. Stretching for sunlight, clamouring to feed the collective. This innate drive is also within all of us, the human collective. Imagine what we could achieve by following this true and natural calling; by reaching out together." Author Unknown - http://m1nute.net/

Krugman Goes Beyond Fiorina's Shallow Partisan Lies About The Economy To Look At The Baseless GOP Premises Spawning The Lies

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Paul Krugman wrote in his *NY Times* column yesterday that he agrees with one assertion Carly Fiorina made in her *Wall Street Journal* OpEd, Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics, namely that "America needs someone in the White House who actually knows how the economy works." Clearly the dismally-failed one-time CEO of Hewlett Packard is not that person. Fiorina's main point is, as usual, wrong. Hillary is absolutely correct when she claims the economy has indeed done better under Democrats. Krugman points out that "Republicans talk about economic growth all the time. They attack Demo... more »

The Leaders Of China And Taiwan Will Meet This Saturday For The First Time Since 1949

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Taiwan leader Ma to meet Chinese President Xi: officials https://t.co/pyq1B2FI1B pic.twitter.com/BD06qIDoxL — FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) November 3, 2015 *Wall Street Journal*: *China, Taiwan Presidents Poised for Historic Meeting* Summit would mark first meeting of China and Taiwan leaders since 1949 split BEIJING—The leaders of China and Taiwan will meet on Saturday for the first time since the governments split in 1949 after the Communist takeover on the mainland, Taiwan’s official government news agency said. If the meeting does occur, it would be the clearest signal yet of Chines...more »

THe Poet: Mary Oliver, "Song of the Builders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Song of the Builders"* "On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe.” ~ Mary Oliver, “Why I Wake Early”

Nov. 3: Very light on the irving press.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
There are just two stories worth reading. On A1, the series on the decline of the salmon fishery continues. (The big headline by the way is that a man who murdered three police officers a year ago may not get parole. Who woulda guessed?) A3 has the story that our brand, new Moncton High School can be reached on foot only by walking a considerable distance on the steep shoulder of a very busy road. While most students travel by school bus, many also use that road. This is a high school many years in the planning and building. And city council and the provincial government and the ang... more »

Expert Says Russian Plane A321 May Have Been Hijacked

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A former chairman of the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) has come forward saying that a hijacker was responsible for the Russian plane crash on Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula. Russian Airbus A321 killed everyone on board, including 25 children, and as yet no official explanation has been given as to what caused the crash. According to Dale Leppard, an explosive device may have been aboard the aircraft, as well as somebody controlling the plane who was not supposed to. Speaking with Sputnik News, Leppard said, “The report that the aircraft was altern... more »

Google Inbox Has Acquired Artificial Intelligence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
“Smart reply” from Google mail will allow artificial intelligence to suggest replies to your emails; the sign of a true personal assistant. Popular Science reports: Google’s Inbox email app will soon be able to answer your emails, by suggesting a few short replies based on the content of the email you received, Google announced today in a blog post. The responses aren’t complex (yet), mainly consisting of phrases like “We’ll be there” or “I’ll check on it.” The neural net really wanted to tell everyone “I love you.” Smart Reply uses deep learning, a stab at artificial intelligence. ... more »

Asia Will Add 500 Coal Plants This Year Alone

Reuters at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: coal - 400] The shine is coming off once bright prospects for natural gas as the future fossil fuel of choice in Asia as power companies in India and Southeast Asia tap abundant and cheap domestic coal resources to generate electricity. Asian loyalty... Continue reading *“Asia Will Add 500 Coal Plants This Year Alone”* at *uk.reuters.com*.

An Israeli - Jordan - Egyptian Military Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (C) walks next to Israel's armed forces chief Major-General Benny Gantz (R) during a visit to a military base near Kibbutz Kissufim outside the central Gaza Strip May 7, 2013. REUTERS/AMIR COHEN *Reuters*: *Israel hints at air force cooperation with Jordan, Egypt* Israeli fighter pilots recently trained with Arab counterparts in the United States, Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday, referring to a joint exercise that a U.S. official described as involving Jordanian planes. The remarks by Yaalon followed Israel's disclosure that its ... more »

U.S. And Russian Fighter Jets Carried Out A "Communications Test" Over Syria On Tuesday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Dmitri Vinogradov *BBC*:* Russia and US planes 'test safety protocols' in Syria* One Russian and one American plane have carried out a "planned communications test" in the skies over Syria, US officials say. The Pentagon said the test lasted around three minutes and was designed to "validate the safety protocols" agreed last month. Last month both countries' planes entered the same "battle space" and came within miles of each other. After this a deal was signed to avoid clashes between the two air forces. *WNU Editor:* The Pentagon is going out its way to tell everyone ... more »

Why We Need Private Property to Deal with Scarce Resources

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Guest post by Patrick Barron* [image: Why We Need Private Property to Deal with Scarce Resources]We always have less than we want. This need to produce what we want exists in many forms and is *the* central problem in economics.* If all goods already existed in greater quantity than we wanted, there would be no need to ‘economise’—no need for economic activity. The superfluity of our wants over what we can each command is true of all resources (such as time, human energy, and natural resources). It is not necessarily intuitive however that allowing resources to be owned private... more »

Medium Chain Fatty Acids and Brain Metabolism

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 8 hours ago
This post relates in some way to each of the three previous posts. The definition of MCFA is a little unclear. Wikipedia lists lauric acid as a MCFA, making the range C:6-12, whereas commercial MCTs are almost completely made from C:8 and C:10, as C:6 is not available in any significant amount from coconut oil, and about 32% of lauric acid is not deposited into to the hepatic portal vein, whereas the totality of shorter chain MCFAs is. It is likely that both lauric and myristic (C:14) acids exist in a grey zone where they have partial MCFA properties. It is also relevant that trigly... more »

Feminization of America is Bad for the World

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Women Workplace - 900] Last week, The New York Times published an article, “Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels,” that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life. In discussing the increasing move to do away with gender-specific... more »

The 10 Worst-Ranked Companies for Christian Consumers Who Are Deeply Motivated by Their Faith

The Blaze at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Company Logos - 400] Just one day after releasing rankings for more than 300 brands, Faith Driven Consumer has unveiled the 10 lowest-rated companies when it comes to marketing efforts aimed at targeting and cultivating Christian consumers. According to the Faith Equality Index --... Continue reading *“The 10 Worst-Ranked Companies for Christian Consumers Who Are Deeply Motivated by Their Faith”* at *theblaze.com*.

Wrist Slap: NASA Official Fined $250 in Chinese Espionage Case

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Chinese_flag] Glenn Woodell, a NASA supervisor who pled guilty to violating U.S. espionage laws involving a Chinese NASA contractor was given a slap on the wrist with six months' probation and a $250 fine, the Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Daniel...more »

Amazon Opens Its First Physical Bookstore Today

Mental Floss at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Amazon - 400] After 20 years of existing solely on the Internet, Amazon is finally getting into the bookstore game. Today, Amazon Books is opening in Seattle. The company’s first physical store is located in Seattle’s University Village, nestled right next to a... Continue reading *“Amazon Opens Its First Physical Bookstore Today”* at *mentalfloss.com*.

Germany Migrant Crisis Pushing Country To ‘Civil War’, Says Politician

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A German politician has said that Germany is on the brink of a massive civil war and may slide into anarchy at any moment, due to the current migrant crisis in which a million refugees are trying to enter the country. Hansjoerg Mueller of the Alternative for Germany party spoke to Russian state media about remarks made by Bavarian official Peter Dreier, who told Angela Merkel that he would put the refugees on buses and send them to her Chancellery in Berlin if Germany allow them to enter the country. Rt.com reports: RT: He says he’s going to send them to Berlin, but does he have th... more »

Mysterious ‘Fibers’ Fall From the Sky In Arizona – Again

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
It was almost a year ago that Cori Gunnells and Mari Scherbaum Snow discovered mysterious white fibers after three military aircrafts swept through their skies. The women decided to collect and have the fibers scientifically analyzed and lab tests confirmed that they contained various ‘metals’ (see video below) And now the mysterious white fibers are covering the ground in the Prescott proper area of Arizona….yet again Truth Alerts report: Originally these white fibers were reported by the mainstream lying media as “cow gauze” that dropped from a military aircraft. However after the... more »

What Does ‘Death To America’ Really Mean? Iran Explains

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has explained what the slogan “Death to America” actually means, suggesting that the phrase is not aimed at American people as many people mistakenly believe, but rather at American foreign policies. The explanation from Iran’s leader came during a meeting with Iranian students ahead of the anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979 in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days. Nytimes.com reports: The two countries have had no diplomatic relations since then. However, current President Hassan ...more »

U.S. Army Chief Says Russia Could Destroy America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army has issued a stark warning to Americans, saying that Russia posed a very real threat to the United States, and the Russian army are the only army in the world who could destroy the America. Mark Milley made the warning during a conference on security, and commented that “Russia’s recent behavior is adversarial to the interests of the United States“, noting that “Russia is the only country in the world with the nuclear capability to destroy the United States, which makes it an existential threat“. Pravda.ru reports: Recently, top US officials have... more »

Israel Using Chemical Weapons On Palestinians, Killing Them

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
On Thursday evening Israeli forces stormed a Palestinian refugee camp in Aida in the West Bank city of Bethlehem and fired copious amounts of tear gas (a supposed “non-lethal” chemical weapon) indiscriminately at the people there, killing many of the occupants. Akkram Huessni, one of the men from the camp, recalled that the “entire camp was filled with gas”, saying, “we had to have people with gas masks all over in order to pull people who got stuck outside out of the white clouds“. Mondoweiss.net reports: During the middle of the assault, the Israeli army and border police — in a... more »

Court Hears ‘Horrendous Adverse Effects’ Of HPV Vaccine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A mother who says her daughter suffered “horrendous adverse effects” shortly after receiving the HPV vaccine has started legal proceedings against the Irish government. Fiona Kirby, a nurse from Ireland and a member of REGRET (Reaction and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma), is seeking a High Court order for the withdrawal of the license given to HPV vaccine manufacturer Gardasil HPV vaccine, which is currently offered to girls aged 11-16 as a cervical cancer preventative. Irishtimes.com reports: The vaccine has been offered to teenage girls in Ireland since May 2010 ... more »

Anonymous: November 2015 The Month “All Hell Breaks Loose”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
According to the activist group Anonymous and other researchers, November 2015 looks set to be the month where all manner of hell breaks loose. From a stock market collapse, to major earthquake activity, and to Chinese missiles being fired at America. End Times Forecaster documents all the potential events that will happen this month: November 2015 could be the month that it all breaks loose; from a stock market collapse to a major judgment coming upon the world. Here are the things that we are watching. Here are some general things that we are watching for the month; The 9/23 event... more »

Is Russia Pondering Abandoning Syrian President Assad?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russia stance on Assad suggests divergence with Iran* Russia does not see keeping Bashar al-Assad in power as a matter of principle, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said on Tuesday in comments that suggested a divergence of opinion with Iran, the Syrian president's other main international backer. Fuelling speculation of Russian-Iranian differences over Assad, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps suggested on Monday that Tehran may be more committed to him than Russia, saying Moscow "may not care if Assad stays in power as we do". While Russia and Iran have bee... more »

Man’s Health Dramatically Improves After 30 Days Without Sugar

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A filmmaker from Holland, Sacha Harland, has gone on camera to document his experience of completely giving up sugar and alcohol for one month to see what effect it had on him emotionally and physically. Before the experiment began he was given a routine physical examination and declared to be in reasonable health (albeit with a slightly elevated blood pressure). He was told he would have to throw nearly everything out from his fridge and kitchen cupboards, as sugar pervades nearly all food items – even those you would least expect. Naturalnews.com reports: Kicking a sugar addiction ... more »

Competition for the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Wall Street Journal/Sean Fieler at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: money monopoly] History suggests that the only way to rein in the sprawling Federal Reserve is to end its money monopoly and restore the American people's ability to use gold as a competing currency. The legislative compromise that created the Fed in... Continue reading *“Competition for the Fed’s Money Monopoly”* at *google.com*.

Former NAACP Official Rachel Dolezal Finally Admits She’s White

The Real at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Rachel Dolezal - 400]

to love and say goodbye

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
"We the mortals touch the metals, the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, knowing they will go on, inert or burning, and I was discovering, naming all these things: it was my destiny to love and say goodbye." Pablo Neruda

‘KFC’ In Iran Shuts Down A Day After Opening

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
There is confusion in Iran after a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) shop was shut down by the authorities a day after opening its doors. The Iranian authorities had thought that it was linked to the famous American fried chicken chain created by Colonel Sanders from Louisville, U.S.A who was commissioned in 1935 by Kentucky governor Ruby Laffoon. Colonel Sanders went on to invent the recipe for his ‘finger lickin good’ fried chickens. While many foreign companies have their eyes set on doing business with Iran after the lifting of the sanctions, the hard-line view from Tehran does not b... more »

Feds: School Can’t Stop Boy Who IDs as a Girl from Using Girl’s Locker Room, Shower

Chicago Tribune at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Locker Room - 400] Illinois’ largest high school district violated federal law by barring a transgender student from using the girls’ locker room, authorities concluded Monday. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights spent nearly two years investigating Palatine-based Township High School... Continue reading *“Feds: School Can’t Stop Boy Who IDs as a Girl from Using Girl’s Locker Room, Shower”* at *chicagotribune.com*.

The Catholic Colbert’s Dance with the Devil

John Murdock at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Stephen Colbert Ghost - 900] "I am here to know God, love God, serve God, that we might be happy with each other in this world and with Him in the next." That's not the sort of line one usually sees in a GQ article,... more »

Watch: Vasser Official Literally Shreds Constitution Because it ‘Triggers Students’

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Shredding of Pocket Constitution - 400] James O'Keefe strikes again, this time on the campus of Vassar College where his undercover reporter posing as a student taped a school official shredding a copy of a pocket-sized Constitution after the reporter complained "that the Constitution is kind... Continue reading *“Watch: Vasser Official Literally Shreds Constitution Because it ‘Triggers Students’”* at *twitchy.com*.

Does Inequality Matter?

Bloomberg/Ramesh Ponnuru at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Inequality Manequins - 400] We conservatives tend to get less worked up about economic inequality than liberals do, and I think we’re right about that. We should want most people, and especially poor people, to be able to get ahead in absolute terms. We... Continue reading *“Does Inequality Matter?”* at *bloombergview.com*.

Bring back the wolves!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
The extent to which the BBC is in hock to 'the Green Blob' is a fascinating question. I was thinking about that only last night in relation to the BBC's natural history unit. Watching Chris Packham's *Autumnwatch Unsprung*, there was an interview with environmentalist and *Guardian *columnist George Monbiot about re-wilding - i.e. bringing back cranes, storks, lynx and wolves (etc) to the UK. Chris Packham may have asked for alternative views from the audience at the end (only one woman dared put up her hand), but his line of questioning was *entirely *helpful to George Monbiot... more »

My paper was accepted - please send me to Paris!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 10 hours ago
I have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $2,000 - actually $1,999, since I am kicking in a dollar of my own - so I can present a hard-hitting truth-telling paper at the 3rd Paris Islamophobia Conference. Below is my paper proposal that was accepted. Presenting this paper at a mainstream academic conference in Paris - one month before the Charlie Hebdo anniversary - would strike a powerful blow for free expression and free thought. Please go to my GoFundMe page and donate what you can. Kevin Barrett Editor, http://VeteransToday.com Radio host, http://TruthJihadRadio.blogspot.c... more »

Green Power – The Real Stranded Asset

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t AC Osborn http://www.thegwpf.com/stranded-assets-the-26-billion-hole-that-has-green-power-scrambling-for-cover/ Perhaps Mark Carney should be worrying about the real stranded assets story. GWPF have this report, originally from Bloomberg: For investors in yieldco stocks, it’s been a quick and wild ride. Two years ago, yield companies like TerraForm Power Inc. and NRG Yield […]

The Presumption of Truthfulness

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
There is no presumption of truthfulness. *R. v. Bradey*, 2015 ONCA 738 says: [137] No presumption of honesty or truthfulness accompanies the witness to the witness box. It follows that an instruction that such a presumption applies is legally wrong: R. v. Luciano, 2011 ONCA 89, 267 C.C.C. (3d) 16, at para. 147; R. v. Thain, 2009 ONCA 223, 243 C.C.C. (3d) 230, at para. 32. Whether inclusion of such an instruction is fatal to the validity of a conviction will depend on the circumstances: Luciano, at para. 149.

U.S. Fed And Treasury Officials Have Cut-Off The Flow Of Billions Of Dollars To Iraq's Central Bank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *U.S. Cut Cash to Iraq on Iran, ISIS Fears* *Fed and Treasury officials were concerned that dollars were ending up at sanctioned Iranian banks and possibly being funneled to Islamic State militants* The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department temporarily shut off the flow of billions of dollars to Iraq’s central bank this summer as concerns mounted that the currency was ending up at Iranian banks and possibly being funneled to Islamic State militants, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials and other people familiar with the matter. The previously unreported ... more »

A highly informed and articulate Congresswoman explains why Washington's drive to oust Syria's Bashar Assad is both "counterproductive" and "illegal." And surprisingly, Washington's sphinx for quashing US mega-crimes on TV -- Wolf Blitzer -- walked her through what she had to say without interuption. Don't miss the video below!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 10 hours ago
------------------------------ Congresswoman Calls US Effort to Oust Assad “Illegal,” Accuses CIA of Backing Terroists By Tyler Durden Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Global Research, November 01, 2015 Zero Hedge 31 October 2015 *One point we’ve been particularly keen on driving home since the beginning of Russian airstrikes in Syria is that The Kremlin’s move to step in on behalf of Bashar al-Assad along with Vladimir Putin’s open “invitation” to Washington with regard to joining forces in **Russian airstrikes in Syria effectively let the cat out of the proverbial bag. * That is, it s... more »

Supplemental: The craziness of those crazy tax plans!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015Krugman clues Chris Hayes:* How crazy are the budget plans of the current Republican candidates? Last night, Paul Krugman appeared with Chris Hayes on The One True Liberal Channel. At one point, he compared those candidates' current budget proposals to the proposal of Candidate Bush back in Campaign 2000. He said the current tax plans are just massively crazier. Hayes seemed surprised by that. Here's how their discussion began: HAYES (11/2/15): One of the reasons I was excited to have you on tonight is, lost in the sort of reaction to the CNBC debate is t... more »

Citizen Khan

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I really haven't watched BBC One's *Citizen Khan* very much - though I used to enjoy the character of Mr Khan on *Bellamy's People* (and on Radio 4's *Down the Line*), from which the show sprang. Though I have laughed at some of its jokes (especially after having downed a fair amount of non-halal wine to celebrate the end of {Friday prayers} the working week), I've unfortunately never quite found it funny enough to watch regularly. (Give me *Bellamy's People, **Down the Line *or *From Our Own Correspondent *any day for guaranteed belly laughs. That Lyse Doucet has me in stitches... more »

Journal reviewing papers by researcher who sexually assaulted disabled author

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A disability journal is “paying significant attention” to papers authored by Anna Stubblefield, a former Rutgers researcher recently convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled man who participated in her research. Stubblefield was convicted of sexually assaulting “DJ,” a man in his thirties with cerebral palsy who was “declared by the state to have the mental capacity of a […] The post Journal reviewing papers by researcher who sexually assaulted disabled author appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Rice, Wheat, Mustard… India Drives Forward First GMO Crops Under Veil Of Secrecy

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 10 hours ago
Women in the Mustard Fields In Uaipur Mishrikh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo: Nitin Bhardwaj via Flickr The Ecologist, RINF, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research By Colin Todhunter and Oliver Tickell) SUPPORT COLIN'S WRITING BY CLICKING HERE A secret application has been made to India's GEAC (Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee) for a new variety of GMO mustard to be released for cultivation. If accepted, this would be the first GMO variety to be approved in India - and could open the way for many more such applications for other major crops including staple foods like ... more »

Israeli Minister Says Stray Cats Should Be Deported!

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An Israeli cabinet minister has sparked outrage and mockery after suggesting that the thousands of stray cats that walk the streets of Israel should be transferred to another country. In a letter to the environmental protection minister, the agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, offered to take the budget issued for the spaying and neutering of stray animals and use it instead to “transfer dogs and cats of a single gender (all the males or females) to a foreign country that is willing to accept them.” “No way am I going to apply for a foreign passport for Pitzkeleh,” former Foreign Mini... more »

Environmentalists Who Dream of a World without Themselves

William M Briggs at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: People of New York - 900] As night follows day, China announced that it was moving from one- to a two child policy and then an academic at Bowdoin College, Sarah Conley, took to the pages of the Boston Globe to argue that not just the... more »

Government Should Not Fund Organizations that Kill Innocent Human Beings

Harvard Health Policy Review/Ryan Anderson & Robert George at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Defund Planned Parenthood - 900] The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced in October that it would no longer accept "reimbursement" for the costs it incurs in making fetal organs and tissues available for scientific research.[1] In the same announcement, the group denied any previous... Continue reading *“Government Should Not Fund Organizations that Kill Innocent Human Beings”* at *hhpronline.org*.

The Hype over Embryonic Stem Cell Research Dies Not with a Bang but a Whimper

Michael Cook at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Embryonic Stem Cells - 900] It's time for scientists and bioethicists to establish an Embryonic Stem Cell Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It all seems so long ago now. But from 2002 to 2008 they barnstormed, fibbed, exaggerated, hyped, and caricatured to get government funding so... more »

Record November Temperature In Scotland! (In 1946)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-34713879 As if to prove my point about “record” temperatures being misused for propaganda purposes, step up the BBC! They were happy to headline the hottest November day in the UK last Sunday, and now are doing the same with this one at Eskdalemuir. Predictably though, they seem less […]

Hottest November Day? Probably Not

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34693529 From the BBC: The UK’s November temperature record has been broken, with 22.4C (72.3F) being reached in mid Wales. The temperature was recorded in Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, on Sunday afternoon. The previous record was also in Wales, where temperatures reached 21.7C (71.1F) at Prestatyn in 1946. There’s only […]

Is There A Case For President Obama's Syrian Strategy And Policy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Walter Pincus, Washington Post:* *Obama has strategy for Syria, but it faces major obstacles* It’s time to stop this constant refrain that President Obama has no strategy for Syria. There is and always has been a strategy. From 2011 it has been to end the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, primarily through diplomatic rather than military means. Since 2012, the Obama strategy has been to use force to degrade and defeat the Islamic State. The basic element of the diplomatic strategy for ending Assad’s rule, repeated in Friday’s Vienna communique, says, “This political pr... more »

Syrian Rebels Using Caged Civilians As 'Human Shields' Against Syrian/Russia Bombing Raids

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Hundreds of women locked in cages to act as human shields against Assad’s air-strikes: Rebels parade families loyal to president through streets as horrifying deterrent* * Locals loyal to President Assad rounded-up in the Syrian city of Douma * Held in metal cages which rebels place near targets to prevent air-strikes * Attacks from Russian or Syrian jets would mean killing Assad supporters * Almost 500 Alawites now held captive in the cubed jails on flat-bed trucks Women loyal to President Assad in a besieged region of Damascus are being paraded in metal cages in the ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Argyle, Minnesota, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Some Important ‘Don't's’"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Some Important ‘Don't's’"* Author Unknown "Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit, and you are keeping all of them in the air. You will soon understand that Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls- Family, Health, Friends and Spirit- are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How? ... more »

Cyclone Chapala Batters War-Torn Yemen, Thousands Flee Homes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A rare tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds made landfall on the southern coast of Yemen on Tuesday, flooding the country’s port city of Mukalla and sending thousands of people fleeing for shelter. Officials say the storm is the most intense in decades and that their storm response has been hampered by poverty along with the raging civil war. Tropical Cyclone Chapala batters Port City of Mukalla, Yemen. The BBC reports: Mukalla is controlled by militants from al-Qaeda and residents warned it was ill-equipped to deal with a disaster. On Sunday, the cyclone battered the remote ... more »

Might Offend Non-Christians? Man Told to Remove Christmas Display From Front Yard

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Might Offend Non-Christians? Man Told to Remove Christmas Display] Jeremy Morris, of Hayden, Idaho, loves to go all out for Christmas. Think Clark Griswald on steroids. His annual Christmas display includes tens of thousands of lights, a Living Nativity, a 22-voice choir and a camel named Dolly. Folks travel... more »

U.S. Detects Heat around Doomed Russian Jet before Crash

DMITRY LOVETSKY at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Russian plane crash cmprs] ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- U.S. satellite systems detected heat around a Russian passenger jet before it crashed in Egypt and killed all 224 people aboard, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. One of the officials said they ruled out a... more »

Filmmaker Whose Video Obama Admin Blamed for Benghazi is Living in Homeless Shelter

The Daily Caller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2012 file image from video provided by CBS2-KCAL9, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that has inflamed parts of the Middle East, is escorted by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from his home in Cerritos, Calif. Nakoula, 55, was arrested Thursday for violating terms of his probation, authorities said. (AP Photo/CBS2-KCAL9, File) MANDATORY CREDIT CBS-KCAL9, LOS ANGELES OUT, LOS ANGELES TV OUT] Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the filmmaker whose YouTube movie was initially blamed for the Benghazi attack, told T... more »

Russian Passenger Jet Crash News Updates --- November 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RT:* *Crash victims' injuries show midair explosion likely caused A321 crash - investigator* The nature of passengers’ injuries from the Russian jet that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai on Saturday may indicate that an explosion took place aboard before the plane hit the ground, an Egyptian doctor who examined the bodies said, Sputnik news agency reported. "A large number of body parts may indicate that a powerful explosion took place aboard the plane before it hit the ground," an Egyptian forensic expert told the agency. *Russian Passenger Jet Crash News Updates --- November 3, 2015* ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC*:* Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined* Investigators are turning their attention to the flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage of a Russian plane that crashed in Egypt. Egypt says its experts are being joined by teams from Russia and also the Republic of Ireland, where the Airbus 321 was registered. It crashed over the Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. Egypt dismissed as "propaganda" claims that militants linked to Islamic State (IS) brought down the aircraft. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi told the BBC that it was too early to say... more »

Justin Trudeau Is Now Showing His True Colors: Trudeau-bama To Promote Horrific TPP Agreement - Not A Hope In Hell For Real Change!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Yes, the Canadian "honeymoon" period after Canadians threw out the horrific Harper dictatorship and replaced it with the new Trudeau Liberals is now officially over.... It is definitely now that we are finding out Justin Trudeau's true agenda and what he has in store for this formerly free nation called Canada... Honestly, we as Canadians just replaced one dictator that was ruining Canada with very possibly another! It is indeed bad enough as I have shown over the last few articles that Justin is so willing to go over to Paris France for the upcoming "Climate Change" conference and ... more »

A DOJ Lawsuit Against Exxon, a "Slam Dunk" to Win, Would Threaten Investors and Possibly Executives

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Collapses, once they start, often happen quickly (chart source)* *by Gaius Publius* Sorry about the long title, but all three pieces of it — the "slam dunk," the threat to investors, the threat to executives — are important. Your background. Bernie Sanders and Sheldon Whitehouse in the Senate, and Ted Lieu and Mark DeSaulnier in the House, have called on the Department of Justice to investigate ExxonMobil for possibly perpetrating fraud, and if warranted, launch a RICO investigation of the company (and other fossil fuel companies) similar to the tobacco industry lawsuit it launche... more »

School Vaccinated Children Without Parents Permission

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Parents of school children who were vaccinated without their permission are calling for the dismissal of both the schools Principal and Vice Principal A group of parents held a meeting at the Sri Lankan International School in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia, requesting the management remove the principal, S.M. Naseer, and Vice Principal Ghousiya Jaseem, over the vaccination issue. One of the children has had a fever since the vaccine and one parent said his child had already had the vaccination. Surely this whole issue should be a criminal one? Arab news reports: In early October, the Ministry... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Mission creep in the Middle East* Here we go again. After removing all troops from Iraq and slimming down to under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, the United States has pursued a drone-and-airstrike campaign in both combat zones — but the idea that cutting off the heads of bad organizations will make a difference doesn't work. We might slow things temporarily, but, like the Hydra of Greek mythology, more heads always grow. Airstrikes that inflict pinprick damage to enemy forces are inadequate to impede their progress. *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November ... more »

China's 'Little Blue Men' Will Do China's 'Dirty Work' In Naval Disputes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
(Photo: US Navy) *Defense News: **China’s 'Little Blue Men' Take Navy’s Place in Disputes* *China using maritime militia to carry out its dirty work in seagoing confrontations* WASHINGTON — When the US destroyer Lassen passed near a newly-built artificial island on Subi Reef in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands Oct. 27, it was already being escorted by several Chinese Navy warships. The US ship represented a challenge to China’s attempt to create land and declare it and the surrounding areas sovereign territory. The Chinese naval ships, reported a US Navy source, behaved profe... more »

Oh! What a Tangled Web

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Hapless US State Department Flunkie* *Tries to Back Up Cabal Lies * The US has lost all credibility in the international geopolitical arena. Witness the above pathetic farce. The reason I'm bringing up this acknowledged fact of life at this time is because US dysinfo agents that make up the entire western main$tream media are coming out with theories of what brought down the Russian plane. Yes, it is still early days and evidence is still being examined. People are entitled to submit theories as to what happened. This paragraph in the previous link printed in *italics*...shows ... more »

911: A Final Summation

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 12 hours ago
*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* American Airlines itself is the source for information that AA Flights 11 (North Tower) and 77 (Pentagon) did not fly on 911. These flights are critical to the the government's crumbling cover up! Without those flights, Bush and his murderous co-conspirators will have to revise the big lie. They will have to concoct yet another cover story from the ground up! A cover up is on the brink of collapse when those guilty of capital crimes and high treason either turn on one another or are forced to revise the lie!If neither flight was in the air a... more »

Middle-Aged White Americans Experiencing More Joint and Neurological Pain?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Interesting new study documents rising death rates among white, middle-aged Americans. The cause of death is being attributed to substance abuse, especially of alcohol and opiates. But notice that the explanation for the increased substance abuse is joint and neurological PAIN: Gina Kolata, Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds, The New York Times, November 2, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/health/death-rates-rising-for-middle-aged-white-americans-study-finds.html?emc=edit_th_20151103&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0 Something startling is ha... more »

"Just For Today"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Just For Today"* - Author Unknown "Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires, I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it. Just for today I will try to strengthe... more »

Daily Living: “Paradox Governs Our Lives”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Paradox Governs Our Lives”* by Gordon S. Livingston M.D. “In thirty-six years of listening to patients talk about their dreams and discontents, it has become apparent to me that most of us have a lot of difficulty figuring out what it means to be happy and how to achieve and sustain this desirable state. One would think that, living in the most affluent society the world has ever seen at a time in which our material welfare is virtually guaranteed, where our natural enemies have been subdued, and most of the infectious diseases that threatened human life contained, we might have ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Doug Casey: ’Greater Depression’ Already Started”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Doug Casey: ’Greater Depression’ Already Started”* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Best-selling author and economic expert Doug Casey says another financial meltdown worse than the last one is coming soon. Casey says, “I was saying in 2007 that we were going into a gigantic financial hurricane. It hit in 2008 and 2009. For the last few years, we have been in the eye of the storm of this gigantic hurricane. Now, as we speak, we are entering the trailing edge of this hurricane, and it’s going to be much worse and much longer lasting and much different than what we saw in 2008 and 2... more »

The Case of the Wayward Letters

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*A public relations representative from Bath Iron Works met with three protest leaders last Saturday to accept four letters addressed to Maine's Congressional delegation. We were told they would hand the letters over to congressional staffers inside the 'christening' ceremony. Artist Russell Wray (on right in gold sweatshirt) later called PR man Matt Wickenheiser and learned the letters had not yet been delivered. Maine public radio reporter is shown on the left recording the conversation. Photo by Peter Woodruff* The plan last Saturday was to deliver four letters addressed to M... more »

Mid Trial Rule 21 Motions

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Rule 21 allows for a judge to make determinations of law before trial that will eliminate cases where there is no claim or defence known to law. The Rule is applicable only where the law is clear and, in general, no evidence is allowed. It must be plain and obvious the claim or defence cannot succeed: Miguna v. Toronto Police Services Board, 2008 ONCA 799. The facts as pleaded are assumed to be true unless they are clearly absurd: Progressive v Saygili (1999), 46 O.R. (3d) 10. The Rule provides, in part: 21.01 (1) A party may move before a judge, (a) for the determination, b... more »

Black Box Recording Reveals Unusual Sounds Before Russian Plane Crash

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Strange sounds were heard from the recovered black box recordings on-board the tragic Russian passenger jet which crashed over Sinai on Saturday. According to Russia’s Interfax news agency the sounds in the cockpit moments before the aircraft disappeared from radar, were “uncharacteristic of a standard flight”. Interfax said the recordings suggest “there was a sudden emergency situation on board which took the crew by surprise, and the pilots did not have time to send a distress signal”. This news comes just after revelations by US broadcasters that satellite images had detected a h... more »

Armed Robber’s Family Complains He was Shot Too Many Times

Blake Neff at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hand Guns - 900] The family of a Chicago man gunned down during a robbery attempt are calling for his shooter, a concealed weapon permit-holder, to be prosecuted for the shooting. The Washington Post is helping to further that effort, suggesting the failed robbery could... more »

5-Year Old Beat Leukemia With Cannabis Oil When Chemotherapy Failed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Joe Battaglia* - Two years ago, Landon Riddle had acute lymphocytic leukemia. He is still alive today. The post 5-Year Old Beat Leukemia With Cannabis Oil When Chemotherapy Failed appeared first on Waking Times.

Cholesterol paper duplicated; “The authors believed that they had taken the necessary steps to withdraw.”

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A review journal is pulling a 2013 article about advances in researchers’ understanding of cholesterol after seeing the same article in another journal. Although the retracted paper appeared first — online in Biological Reviews in February, 2013 — the journal decided to retract it after learning the authors had initially submitted it elsewhere. The first submission was […] The post Cholesterol paper duplicated; “The authors believed that they had taken the necessary steps to withdraw.” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Left’s Witch Hunt of Rick Renzi Unravels: Judge Finds Prosecution Lured Key Witness With Money

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Rick Renzi arriving with his attorney at the federal courthouse in Tucson] Was Republican former Congressman Rick Renzi wrongly convicted and imprisoned as part of a witch hunt targeting the conservative House member? Federal District Court Judge David Bury’s evidentiary hearing in Tucson last Monday promised to shed light on just that... more »

Top U.S. Army General: Russia #1 Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Based on capability and intent Russia is the greatest threat to the US @GENMarkMilley #DefOneSummit2015 pic.twitter.com/KmssXQeRUJ — Lovisa (@LovisaInserra) November 2, 2015 *RT:* *Top army general calls Russia ‘#1 threat’ to US* Fresh back from Kiev, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley called Russia “aggressive” and “adversarial to the interests of the United States,” claiming that having nuclear weapons and the ability to use them makes Russia the foremost threat to the US. Russia is the only country in the world with the nuclear capability to destroy the United States, whi... more »

Chinese Attack Submarine Stalked The U.S. Aircraft Carrier Reagan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
USS Ronald Reagan in 42 ship & sub fleet at RIMPAC 2014. Wikimedia *Washington Free Beacon:* *Chinese Submarine Stalked U.S. Aircraft Carrier* *Attack submarine sailed near USS Reagan south of Japan* A Chinese attack submarine stalked the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan near Japan last month in the closest encounter between a carrier and a People’s Liberation Army Navy submarine since 2006, according to American defense officials. The Chinese submarine sailed very close to the Reagan during the weekend of Oct. 24, said defense officials familiar with reports of the incident. Th... more »

Electrifying the Sky: 10 Things You Should Know About Geoengineering

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*V. Susan Ferguson* - Very few people are willing to take a hard look at what global geoengineering. The post Electrifying the Sky: 10 Things You Should Know About Geoengineering appeared first on Waking Times.

Clinton Calls for Exxon Probe After Company Cuts Off Foundation Funding

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Hillary Clinton is calling for a federal investigation of ExxonMobil's climate change activities just months after the company neglected to renew its sponsorship of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting. ExxonMobil, which is being accused by global warming activists of... Continue reading *“Clinton Calls for Exxon Probe After Company Cuts Off Foundation Funding”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Top French Weatherman Fired for Challenging Climate Change Orthodoxy

Steve Birr at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Philippe Verdier] Top French weatherman Philippe Verdier was fired Saturday for publishing a book critical of the climate change narrative. Verdier's story first gained traction in early October following reports that he was forced to take a vacation after his new book...more »

Fed’s Big Three Expected to Reinforce December as Liftoff Option

Bloomberg at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Janet Yellen-400] Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her top two lieutenants, all speaking publicly Wednesday, have a chance to drive home a united message about their readiness to raise interest rates in December if the labor market continues to show modest... Continue reading *“Fed’s Big Three Expected to Reinforce December as Liftoff Option”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Company behind Keystone Pipeline Asks U.S. to Suspend Application Review

ROB GILLIES at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 1024px-Pipes_for_keystone_pipeline_in_2009__1439378870_70.119.142.63] TORONTO (AP) -- After waiting seven years for a decision, the company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas has asked the U.S. State Department to suspend its review of the project. The move comes as the... more »

Slighting Syria’s Christians: The U.S. Should Be Doing More to Help

First Things First at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Turkish Aramaic Bible page] Take a look at the photo below, which appeared recently on Instagram. It's the photo of a page from the New Testament -- Acts 25, which recounts St. Paul's trial before Festus. The page, seared into a bookshelf, is all that... Continue reading *“Slighting Syria’s Christians: The U.S. Should Be Doing More to Help”* at *firstthings.com*.

U.S. Admiral Defends South China Sea Patrols. U.S. Navy Plans Two Or More Patrols Per Quarter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*NYT*: *U.S. Admiral, in Beijing, Defends Patrols in South China Sea * BEIJING — The head of the United States Pacific Command, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., said in Beijing on Tuesday that the Navy would continue to conduct freedom of navigation operations similar to one in the South China Sea last week that China criticized. Speaking to a small audience at the Stanford Center at Peking University, Admiral Harris defended the operation last week, which involved sending a destroyer inside the 12-nautical-mile radius that China claims as its territorial waters around Subi Reef, an arti... more »

Heat Flash Reportedly Detected Over Sinai Prior To Russian Plane Crash

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A heat flash over the Sinai prior to Russian plane crash was reportedly detected by US satellite. A US infrared satellite apparently detected a heat flash in the same vicinity, indicating that an explosion may have happened on board, just before the passenger plane crashed on Saturday. NBC News reports: A senior defense official told NBC News late Monday that an American infrared satellite detected a heat flash at the same time and in the same vicinity over the Sinai where the Russian passenger plane crashed. According to the official, U.S. intelligence analysts believe it could have... more »

LIBERAL BIAS LOOKS LIKE THIS: Krugman had a list of names!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015Part 1—Candidate Carson's lie:* Instantly, they became points of pseudoliberal dogma: Candidate Carson lied at last Wednesday's debate! And how do we *know* that Carson lied? Because PolitiFact said! For ourselves, we wouldn't say that Carson lied, although that could still be demonstrated. We would say this: The liberal world reacted in an unintelligent, childish way to last Wednesday night's debate. Having said that, we'd also say this: The moderators from CNBC were unskilled, pitiful, unintelligent, not real serious, clueless. Their hap[less journali... more »

"Fukushima Gets A Lot Uglier"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Fukushima Gets A Lot Uglier"* by Robert Hunziker "As time passes, a bona fide message emerges from within the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster scenario, and that message is that once a nuclear power plant loses it, the unraveling only gets worse and worse until it’s at its worst, and still, there’s no stopping it. Similar to opening Pandora’s box, there’s no stopping a ferocious atom-splitting insanity that knows no end. Four years of experience with Fukushima provides considerable evidence that splitting atoms to boil water is outright unmitigated madness. After al... more »

The Culling of the American Herd (Update)

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
The only thing more surprising than a new study showing that middle-aged white people are dying in a virtual epidemic of suicide and substance abuse is that the experts are so shocked by this news. After all, the USA is the richest, most technologically advanced, most exceptional country in the history of history. Aren't minimum wage earners taking advantage of the Obamacare shopping network and champing at the bit to fork over $5,000 in deductibles every year before predatory insurance kicks in to treat their ingrown toenail? What gives? The discovery by a pair of Princeton economi... more »

UK Government Backs Down On The Snoopers Charter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
UK Government’s proposals in the upcoming Snoopers Charter which could have allowed the police and security forces snooping rights on everyone’s online activity, are to be shelved. The plans have been abandoned by ministers in what is being presented as a dramatic climbdown over online surveillance, however civil rights group Liberty say the climbdown is ‘just spin’ Ars Technica reports: In a statement, “senior sources” in the UK government apparently said that “rather than increasing intrusive surveillance, the [Investigatory Powers] bill would bar police and security services from... more »

BBC Interview Philippe Verdier

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://wolsten.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/shock-horror-bbc-interviews-a-sceptic/ Wolsten reports on the BBC interview with sacked French weatherman, Philippe Verdier: As many will know who take an interest in these things, a recent GWPF newsletter reported that France Télévisions has sacked their weather man, Philipe Verdier, for having the temerity to write a book Climate Investigations […]

Heavy Fighting Continues In Iraq’s Anbar And Salahaddin

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Most of the violence in Iraq for the fourth week of October 2015 was concentrated in just three central provinces. Three-quarters of all attacks took place in Anbar, Salahaddin and Baghdad. In the first two the government had major offensives going on, and Baghdad remains a prime target of the Islamic State. There were 131 security incidents reported in Iraq from October 22-28. There were 40 in Baghdad, 39 in Salahaddin, 20 in Anbar, 11 in Ninewa, 9 in Diyala, and 5 each in Kirkuk and Babil. The number of attacks has been at the same level since May when there were an average of 1... more »

Technology/Privacy: "I Warned You..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"I Warned You..."* by Karl Denninger "So you want to watch TV eh? Ok, fair enough. You turn it on, and the TV has access to a bunch of data with the program that comes over the air or cable, especially in this world of digital signals. The name of the program, the time, exactly what episode you watched, etc. These TVs are "smart" too; they have sensors in them and adjust to your ambient light level in the room, etc. Oh, and they might know if someone is actually in the room too; it's not very difficult or expensive to determine that. Your cellphone knows it's up against your ear,... more »

Watch The U.S. Navy's Newest Combat Ship, USS Milwaukee, Moving At Top Speed (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
From* Epic Times*: The ships can power up to 45 knots (52 mph), which leaves others ships floundering in her (impressive) wake. Her 5 foot wake is so powerful it’s reported that she damaged over 40 boats in test runs. About the only thing faster are the hydrofoils, but they were nowhere the size of the Milwaukee.

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
I do think that the two streams are revealing the same phenomena but one does it through a difficult form of discipline while the other merely unblocks the channels. What is badly needed is a discipline using the drugs in conjunction with a learned teacher who has developed guidance protocols. At the least, no such effort should be undertaken without first going through an hours meditation aimed at quieting the mind. This avoids messing with a lot of baggage which hardly is conducive to progress. Our principle objective is to learn to communicate with our independent soul or ... more »

Gigantic Wooden Megaphones

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is a rather lovely idea that needs to be applied in parks generally. The amount of wood used here is daunting and the outside shell needs to made from something more weather proof. costs can be brought down and the floor can be concrete as well to provide a secure foundation. Add in metal screen park *benches* to allow additional use as a shelter and it becomes almost utilitarian. The need is certainly there and folks do want their hearing augmented around nature. I think that we will be seeing these in a park near you.. All in an inspired ide... more »

Let’s Talk for Real — About Humans and Climate Change

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is a good walk through regarding the whole debate on global warming and acts as a refresher of what has been talked about now for twenty years. The real take home that emerges is that the whole silly scheme was originally cooked up by the central bankers in order to set the stage for a world government. Not a bad argument actually and dear Mr Maurice Strong emerges as the man in the center acting on behalf of his clients. Such thinking will not stand the test of time but is also seriously believable. That is why we are seeing real pushback against the beliefs of our cent... more »

Russia might not Want to Pick a Fight with US Planes over Syria

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
Air superiority was never properly explained over the past thirty years and here we have the explanation. It otherwise would have been far closer to Vietnam ratios which were pretty daunting for American pilots by the by. It is obvious that Russia was matching US capabilities and their pilots were also just as crazy. This had to have continued so the sudden dropoff makes scant sense unless espionage is involved and once embedded as happened here it takes decades to undo the damage. The next generation will be drones which allows the pilot to be extracted from the Cockpit and... more »

Pressure Grows In Europe To Close Their Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Along the migrant trail, pressure grows to close Europe’s open borders* SENTILJ, Slovenia — With Slovenia behind them and Austria just ahead, the asylum seekers shoved at the metal barriers blocking their path and chanted a plea into the smoky night air: “We want to go!” Nearly 1,000 people had been waiting all day for the border crossing to open, penned into a no-man’s land by twitchy troops armed with pistols and assault rifles who met requests for food or water with stern commands and glares icy enough to match the fast-falling temperature. “We’ve already s... more »

Islamists In Libya Threaten To Flood Europe With Millions Of African Migrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
130 illegal immigrants who were intercepted by Libyan coast guards off Tripoli coast Photo: Xinhua/REX Shutterstock *The Telegraph*: *Libya warns it could flood Europe with migrants if EU does not recognise new self-declared government* Breakaway government in Tripoli issues veiled threat in response to West's refusal to accept their legitimacy. Libya has issued a veiled threat to send "hundreds of thousands" of extra migrants to Europe if Brussels does not give official recognition to its self-declared government. Officials say they could hire boats to send large numbers of Afric... more »

“Dual submission issues” retract both copies of ovarian cancer paper

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Authors of a study on a potential biomarker for ovarian cancer have been hit with two retractions after the results were published twice. We don’t usually see both copies of a duplicated paper retracted, but this is a somewhat unusual case. In November 2011, a group of authors submitted the paper to Gynecologic Oncology. But two months’ prior, the […] The post “Dual submission issues” retract both copies of ovarian cancer paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hillary: Her Emails Contradict Her Testimony

Fox News at The Stream - 15 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.] Newly released emails conflict with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour testimony before the Benghazi Select Committee, according to a review of the transcripts and public rec... more »

Gary Mensurati belives that nuclear power supporters are ignorant

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 15 hours ago
Gary Mensurati Responded to my original critique of his comment by again claiming that I do not know anything about the safety risks of nuclear power. . He clames superior knowledge on the basis of his own prior relationship with John Gofman, who was a Manhattan Project pioneer. Good morning Mr. Barton, thank you for responding to my comment. My concerns are based on independent studies from men of unquestionable knowledge and integrity in the negative effects nuclear power. Dr. John Gofman,MD.PhD,professer emeritus molecular/cell biology,over 100 peer reviewed journals in the f... more »

U.S. Is Ready To Wage Dog-Fights Against Russian Jets Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ints Kalnins/Reuters *David Axe, Daily Beast:* *U.S. Brings Dogfighters to Counter Russians Over Syria* The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the real adversary is Russia. The U.S. Air Force is deploying to Turkey up to a dozen jet fighters specializing in air-to-air combat—apparently to help protect other U.S. and allied jets from Russia’s own warplanes flying over Syria. Officially, the deployment of F-15C Eagle twin-engine fighters to Incirlik, Turkey—which the Pentagon ann... more »

White House Policy And Strategy On Syria Is Being Seriously Questioned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post editorial:* *The U.S. continues its scattered approach to Syria* WHEN HE was asked why the Obama administration announced the dispatch of a contingent of Special Operations forces to Syria on the same day a multinational conference was discussing diplomatic solutions to the country’s civil war, Secretary of State John F. Kerry responded that it was a “coincidence.” The remark was more revealing than he intended. A flurry of U.S. actions on Syria in recent days not only failed to add up to a coherent strategy, but also did not even support one another. Mr. Kerry w... more »

New U.S.-Backed Alliance In Syria Faltering

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Sanadeed Forces are an Arab tribal militia that has allied with Kurds to fight the Islamic State. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times *New York Times*: *New U.S.-Backed Alliance to Counter ISIS in Syria Falters* EIN EISSA, Syria — Weeks after the Obama administration canceled a failed Pentagon program to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State, American officials announced a new effort to equip newly named ground forces in Syria to fight the jihadists. But 10 days of interviews and front-line visits across northern Syria with many of the forces in the allianc... more »

Could 50 U.S. Special Operations Soldiers In Syria Make A Difference?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Anna Mulrine, CSM*: *How 50 US troops in Syria could actually make a difference* (+video) *The US will send 50 Special Operations Forces troops to Syria to coordinate with rebels. Critics call them a token force. But they have a specific mission*. WASHINGTON — The announcement that President Obama has authorized a busload-sized contingent of United States Special Operations Forces to deploy to Syria to “advise and assist” rebel forces has raised questions about what difference 50 people can really make in the Syrian war. After all, they are essentially arrayed against the Syria... more »

President Obama: I Have Not Broken My 'No Boots On The Ground' Pledge On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama in Newark, New Jersey, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA *Reuters:* *Obama says Syria deployment doesn't break no 'boots on ground' pledge* President Barack Obama said on Monday the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict. "Keep in mind that we have run special ops already and really this is just an extension of what we are continuing to do," Obama said in an interview on "NBC Nightly News" in h... more »

Explosion At Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. Plant In Japan

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
According to reports there has been an explosion at the Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company in Kamisu, Japan. The explosion happened at around 6:30 p.m. local time at the north side of the plant, but the cause remains unknown so far.. RT reports that there are fears that toxic gas has been released and gone into Kashima plant. A fire brigade has arrived at the scene. There is so far no information on whether anyone was injured in the explosion. The blast was heard by residents living nearby, one of which described it as a “tremendous explosion,” Daily Current Affairs News reported. 【ニュ... more »

No Wind? Foggy? Who Needs Fossil Fuels!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/responses-to-potty-dr-pinto/ It is good to know that Christopher Keene is helping to save the planet by buying his electricity from Good Energy. Alas, he will be on short rations today! Wind power is currently running at a pitiful 3% of its capacity of 14 GW: http://www.bmreports.com/bsp/bsp_home.htm […]

‘Being Honest,’ Paul Ryan Says Defunding Planned Parenthood is Unlikely

Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed to move forward with an investigation of Planned Parenthood but also cast doubt on Congress' ability to end taxpayer funding for the nation's largest abortion provider. In an interview with Dana Bash on CNN's State... more »

Meet 7 Big Businesses behind Houston’s LGBT Ballot Measure

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Stop Prop 1 Houston] On Tuesday, the people of Houston will head to the polls to vote on a controversial measure that would create legal protections related to sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories. The so-dubbed "bathroom bill" has gained national attention,... more »

After 168 Years, Conductor on the Underground Railroad Pardoned for Freeing Slaves

Delaware.gov at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Pardon of Samuel D. Burris - 400] In an effort to right a historic injustice, Governor Jack Markell today issued a pardon for Samuel D. Burris, a free black man from Delaware, who, on Nov. 2, 1847, was convicted of aiding slaves escaping from their owners. The ceremony,... Continue reading *“After 168 Years, Conductor on the Underground Railroad Pardoned for Freeing Slaves”* at *news.delaware.gov*.

Read a Draft of the Debate Letter GOP Candidates Want to Send to TV Networks

The Washington Post at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mail Letter Graphic - 400] Ben Ginsberg, the Republican attorney who’s become the pro bono debate negotiator for frustrated GOP candidates, has amended his initial letter of questions to TV networks. When Sunday night’s meeting of Ginsberg and 13 campaigns concluded, Ginsberg said that he... Continue reading *“Read a Draft of the Debate Letter GOP Candidates Want to Send to TV Networks”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Billionaire Vulture Paul Singer Has Been Bribing Rubio To Help His Corrupt Business For Quite Some Time

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Sunday started off with an explanation of the connection between Marco Rubio and vulture investor Paul Singer, who is now trying-- along with several other slimy billionaires-- to buy Rubio the white House. (Don't worry... Ted Cruz has his own equally horrid billionaires trying to buy the presidency for him.) Everyone more or less assumed that Singer was willing to invest heavily in Rubio because of their shared virulent Zionism and because of Rubio's consistent pledges to drastically lower taxes on billionaires, coupled with his perceived electability. But then Jonathan Marshall,... more »

David Cameron Warned Against Voting For Airstrikes In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
David Cameron was warned by Tory MPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee not to press ahead with a vote on UK air strikes against ISIS in Syria. The influential Commons committee, have said that the prime minister should instead focus efforts on ending the civil war in Syria. The committee, which has a Conservative majority, also raised concerns about the legal basis for any UK action. The BBC reports: Downing Street has strongly denied reports Mr Cameron has abandoned plans for a vote altogether. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said there had to be a political solution and he did not ... more »

UN Planning Court For Climate Justice

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/u-n-tribunal-to-judge-u-s-for-climate-debt/ At the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in Paris, participating nations have prepared a treaty that would create an “International Tribunal of Climate Justice” giving Third World countries the power to haul the U.S. into a global court with enforcement powers. Congress would be bypassed – left out […]

U.S. Admiral, in Beijing, Defends Patrols in South China Sea

The New York Times at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 03China-web-master675] BEIJING -- The head of the United States Pacific Command, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., said in Beijing on Tuesday that the Navy would continue to conduct freedom of navigation operations similar to one in the South China Sea last... Continue reading *“U.S. Admiral, in Beijing, Defends Patrols in South China Sea”* at *nytimes.com*.

Iran’s Ayatollah: ‘Death to America’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The slogan “Death to America” is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran’s supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan while meeting... more »

5 Things to Know about Pacific Northwest E. coli Outbreak

DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Chipotle] SEATTLE (AP) -- Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. About two dozen people have fallen ill and more were being tested.... more »

How Georgia Became a Haven for Violent Illegal Immigrants

Video Team at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: illegal immigration - 900] According to an investigation by Atlanta's WSB-TV, Georgia ranks first in deportations of illegal immigrants among all non-border states. And it trails only Texas, Arizona, and California as fourth overall, based on a review of government deportation records. In fiscal year 2013, there were... more »

Bob Beckel Should Be Dead

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: I should be dead - 900] In Washington, most stories that make the newspapers and evening newscasts are about scandals and political infighting. Rarely is there one about redemption. In his new book, I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV and Addiction, Bob Beckel, the... more »

Russian Plane Crash: Unusual Sounds and a Heat Flash via Satellite

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Let's address the heat flash first:* Satellite Shows Heat Flash When Russian Metrojet Plane Crashed, But No Missile: U.S. Officials Video at link above: A senior defense official told NBC News late Monday that *an American infrared satellite detected a heat flash at the same time and in the same vicinity over the Sinai *where the Russian passenger plane crashed. * U.S. intelligence analysts believe it could have been some kind of explosion on the aircraft itself, either a fuel tank or a bomb,* but that there's no indication that a surface-to-air missile brought the plane down. Tha... more »

Kicked-up Cajun Chicken & Rice

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
My mom loves to try all my new recipes, but she's always surprised by how much spice and heat tends to accompany our dishes (we often add more spice than I include in the posted recipes). We love spicy food! It's amazing how a little spice can transform an ordinary dish into an extraordinary dining experience. And that spice is the difference maker in this Kicked-up Cajun Chicken & Rice. *INGREDIENTS* 1 cup uncooked rice 2 cups chicken broth Salt and pepper 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces Cajun seasoning Heath's Blends Southwest Sizzler seasoning Oliv... more »

Trudeau And The Regions

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://news.nationalpost.com/ Canada has six distinct regions. And each region has its own distinct economy. Any prime minister has to balance regional interests and pay attention to each regional economy. Justin Trudeau will have to remember that reality if he is to govern wisely. Donald Sovoie writes: Canada does not have an effective upper house in Parliament to give voice to regional perspectives. It is no exaggeration to say our Senate has been a dismal failure in what ought to be its most important role – speaking for the regio... more »

Saudi Prince Charged With Drug Trafficking In Lebanon

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A judicial source has said that the Saudi prince who was arrested last week, has been charged with drug trafficking after two tons of Captagon were seized from his private plane at Beirut airport. Press TV reports: The judicial source told AFP on Monday that Lebanese authorities “charged 10 people, including five arrested individuals — a Saudi prince and four Saudi nationals… with smuggling and selling the drug Captagon.” The source also noted that the other five individuals are from Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and are still at large. Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz Al... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*UK: Semi-literate teachers 'hold back pupils' grammar and vocabulary'* Semi-literate teachers are hampering attempts to improve pupils’ grammar and vocabulary, a new report has suggested. Many are still struggling with the basics and lack the confidence to teach youngsters about proper use of English such as accurate punctuation and spelling. The findings have been revealed by the National Literacy Trust which has urged schools to invest in greater training for teachers to help boost pupils’ attainment. It surveyed 2,326 teachers from 112 primary and secondary schools in the Uni... more »

Former Canadian ( Israeli Dual Citizen?) Soldier Arrested in Iraq- ISIS or Kurds?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*This is an extremely odd story; Lacking in details and written to obfuscate!* Below is the National Post article- It informs us the man was picked up with a bunch of other foreigners and placed under arrest- The early CBC report had one odd sentence, which is now removed. *ISIS has been arrested. * *Notice that all claims of this man fighting with YPG are presented in past tense. And the spoon fed narrative is derived from one woman who is allegedly still fighting with YPG.* *Also no mention of the charges. Nothing. * A Canadian army veteran who *fought* with Kurdish forces in nor... more »

What’s Ahead in Long Grind of 2016 Campaign for President

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: man voting on elections in front of flag US state flag of iowa] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Election Day 2015 is Tuesday, which means we’re a year away from the big Election Day to come -- the one with the next president on the ballot. Here’s a look at some of the milestones ahead... more »

The Strange Conceit of Harwoodian Liberal Journos

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Debate moderators Carl Quintanilla, left, Becky Quick, center, and John Harwood appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)] So CNBC’s John Harwood is not only unashamed of his disgracefully biased moderating of the GOP debate, he’s doubling down -- entrenched as a five-year-old boy guarding his Halloween candy. After the debate he tweeted, “GOP debate in 2015 enriched... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*The ENTIRE West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse and raise global sea levels by 10ft, claim researchers* *LOL. But will the second coming of Christ occur before then? One might as well say so. Both prophecies are equally well-founded -- i.e. founded in faith alone. It's just another fantasy from Schellnberger's absurd Potsdam Institute, which ignores the fact that the Antarctic ice is in fact GROWING. Even NASA says so. That may not last but what will happen in the distant future is unknown* Last year, scientists claimed that glaciers in the Amundsen Sea of West Antarct... more »

The Health Liberty Revolution to Save Our Children

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 17 hours ago
Posted: 10/28/2015 *By Barbara Loe Fisher* *To activate and view hyper-linked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references.* [image: Michelle Ford] The non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC was a co-sponsor of the Truth, Transparency and Freedom rally held in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 24, 2015, an event coordinated by the Vaccine Injury Awareness League led by Michelle Ford. We sent a team of NVIC staff ... more »

Report: Donald Trump Plans to Deal Directly With TV Networks on Debates, Blowing Up Collective GOP Effort

The Blaze at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his campaign have decided that they will work with television executives directly in order to negotiate the content and format of future primary debates following the controversial CNBC GOP debate. Trump's move -- which, according to... Continue reading *“Report: Donald Trump Plans to Deal Directly With TV Networks on Debates, Blowing Up Collective GOP Effort”* at *theblaze.com*.

Responses To Potty Dr Pinto

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/climate-change-biggest-threat-to-public-health-says-nutty-doctor/ Readers may recall the Norfolk doctor warning us that climate change is the biggest threat to public health the other week. Fortunately it appears that at least one of the EDP readers has a bit of commonsense: But they aren’t all as sensible! […]

Five Natural Antibiotics That Don’t Require A Prescription

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Antibiotics have become seriously over prescribed and their overuse has caused a sharp rise in antibiotic resistance. In fact there is universal consensus that the very basis of modern medicine might be under threat due to rising numbers of infections that have become resistant to drugs. The overuse of antibiotic also ruins your digestive systems, which then, ironically, lowers your natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. For bothersome everyday infections that are not life threatening, nature can provides some very effective alternatives to the drugs. Below, food... more »

NBC/WSJ National Poll: Ben Carson Surges into Lead

NBC News at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Carson frontrunner] Ben Carson has surged into the lead of the Republican presidential race, getting support from 29 percent of GOP primary voters, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That’s the highest percentage any GOP candidate has obtained so... Continue reading *“NBC/WSJ National Poll: Ben Carson Surges into Lead”* at *nbcnews.com*.

Videos: North and South, Two Festivals

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
The top video, from Chris Nelson, is on the Wang Yeh boat burning festival in Donggang, Pingtung, a place I highly recommend for its working class, working port, Taiwanese feel. The festival draws thousands from all over to photograph its dramatic finish. The bottom vid is the Pride Parade 2015, in Taipei. Check'em out! _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Economic News , Data & Views ( November 3 , 2015 ) --- Quick Looks : Refugee Situation at top of the fold ( Valletta Summit on Migration - 11/11 & 11/12 ) ; Italian politics and NPLs in Spain in focus ; Greece items of the day - NBG will sell of wholly owned subsidiary Finansbank after all ; Russian jet victim of on-board bomb / center fuel tank explosion or explosive decompression ? We shall find out shortly ; VW back in the news - and not for any good reasons ; Market Moving News Around The Horn in Europe And For China ! Overview And Odds & Ends At The Top Of the Post !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Evening wrap up ! *Juhani Huopainen* ‏@Huopainen 6h 6 hours ago Surveys suggest 5-Star Movement could win next Italian election http:// reut.rs/1kpptB8 via @Reuters View *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 6h 6 hours agoPhiladelphia, PA fred walton Retweeted Russian Market What a mess... fred walton added, *Russian Market* @russian_market *VW SAYS INTERNAL PROBES SHOW 'UNEXPLAINED INCONSISTENCIES' VOLKSWAGEN SHARES FALL AS IT SEES ~EU2B RISK ON EMISSIONS *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 7h 7 hours ago #EU Commission's @pierremoscovici following meeting with #Greece ... more »

Easy To Use Clove Oil Mould Spray

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Click on the above image to enlarge if it is difficult to read.....

Segolene Royal Wants Energy Prices To Skyrocket

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2015/11/french-minister-royal-calls-for-raise-in-cost-of-fossil-fuels.html?cmpid=EnlPEINovember32015&eid=296412419&bid=1222730 Segolene Royal, France’s energy minister, has called for a hike in the cost of burning coal, oil and gas-fired power in order to stimulate greater investment in renewables and away from conventional power generation. Royal was speaking in London to the FT as the build-up continues to […]

Another innocent Israeli Jew stabbed or slashed by a Palestinian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/OUwFtUbBSSk Have a watch here because I can guarantee that you won't see this on the institutionally anti Israel BBC.

Pharmaceutical & Medical Industry Have Kill More than All American Wars

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Published on October 31, 2015 This post is a fair use of copyrighted material, posted for nonprofit, educational purposes. Please circulate this very important video, and subscribe to Gary Null; links are below. Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwCUD... https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryNullTV

See Again As Children But Be Not Unwise - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*See again as children but be not unwise. * *Expect a new tomorrow. One in which all are respected and given opportunities for their own self development and enlightenment. * *Allow again the elders to consul and see youth as an early stage of development, rather than the end of the road. For it is the end of the road for Mankind if the current youth focused mentality does not change or grow into a more mature world view in which the mental and emotional structures stabilize and persons live in a manner that seeks the greatest good for the greatest number within human community.... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #112 Structure of the Earth, Argartha, Bali, Telos, and Germans living underground

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
[11/2/15, 11:47:07 PM] AK/Terran: *AK: Can the data collectors describe the general structure of the earth? Is it hollow as some claim? Are there argathans inside? Is there an inner star? Why were the so called ascended masters said to reside there?* [11/3/15, 1:15:04 AM] *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN THE EARTH IS NOT COMPLETELY SPHERICAL BUT MORE OBLONGATED CAUSED BY THE SPIN. * *THE INTERIOR OF THE EARTH IS NOT HOLLOW LIKE A PLAYING BALL FILLED WITH AIR, BUT MORE AKIN TO A BEHIVE, FULL OF CAVERNS AND TUNNELS. * *THERE IS NO CENTRAL "STAR" HOWEVER THE MOLTEN ROCK HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY D... more »

Brien Foerseter - The Pirwas - Pre-Cataclysm Builders of Peru.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
so, let's look back in Evolutionary Time: we'll travel back in time from today's Technological Age back to the Second World War or Nuclear Age back to the Factory/Industrial Revolution back through the Middle Ages to the Iron Age and the Bronze Age Warrior Empires and client Farmer Kings right back to the use of stone/flint tools which Hunter-Gatheres used to kill and skin animals, to chop trees for temporary huts... But wait, what is this? Someone from a FAR SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGICAL AGE carved these pre-Cataclysmic Peruvian Stone Structures in one of the hardest stones we have A... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Festivities are in process

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*Festivities are in process* by ÉirePort Festivities are in process. Plannings are made in the moment. Higher Energetics now fully permeate the Gaia consciousness sphere. Specializations have completed, and new modes are input. ÉirePort | November 3, 2015 at 08:28 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vZ

Locality correct, realism incorrect: why

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Tetragraviton dedicated his Halloween issue to the *spooky* action at a distance: What’s so Spooky about Action at a Distance? At the end, he admitted that the action at a distance – i.e. nonlocality – is "spookier" than the loss of realism. But I feel that there's still way too much ambiguity even in articles such as his. The main reason why locality is right and realism is not is the following: We have a damn near-complete theory compatible with all the experimental tests that implies that locality and the Lorentz symmetry are right while the classical realism is not right. And... more »

Military Photo of the Day: November 3, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Marine at Sunset-900] A U.S. Marine landing support specialist is shown during an external lift training exercise at Praia Da Raposa Beach in Portugal on Oct. 22, 2015. Wow. Thank you to Sgt. Austin Long for capturing this stunning image!

Washington Post Confirms: ISIS Supplied Via Turkey, a US Excuse to Seize Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*November 3, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - With the announcement of US special forces joining Western-backed militants on the ground in Syria, many still appear confused as to exactly what the implications of this move are. As if to assure the public that indeed, the move is to use the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) as a pretext to invade and occupy Syrian territory, the Washington Post has published an article explaining the move in detail titled, "Obama has strategy for Syria, but it faces major obstacles." In it, it states openly that ISIS is being supplied via Turkey. It ... more »

(Valeantorized)  And, Snap! All the Evidence Vanishes (Just Like In All Good Magic Acts)  Watch Out for Fox News Reporting(!) - Manchurian Candidate Reanimated - BCA a Joke To Insiders  (Obama Bails Republicans Out:  Pentagon Champagne Corks Popping; People Programs Screwed As Usual)  Mad About Abbottabad?

The essence of (s)elections; if they could change anything, they’d make them illegal … The world weeps. And is powerless to stop the madness. Ever thought you could get your Economics degree just by reading the daily news? This one will qualify you for your Masters of Finance. Or it did for those (Goldman Sachs!) who used it to screw up Valeant. And all the victims who still believed in the

Fort Bragg Put On Alert After Soldier Shows Up in A Halloween Suicide Bomber Costume

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Terror scare at US Army base after soldier turned up in a suicide bomber Halloween costume* * Unidentified soldier caused lockdown at guarded checkpoint at Fort Bragg * He was wearing a Halloween costume that looked like an explosive vest * Bomb squad had to clear the site in case the terror threat was real * It is not known whether the soldier will be punished A soldier caused a terror scare at a US Army base last night after dressing up as a suicide bomber for Halloween. The unidentified serviceman tried to walk through one of Fort Bragg's guarded checkpoints wea... more »

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

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

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

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

Interview at Bloomberg TV Philippines

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
This morning, I was in a very short, live, one on one studio interview by host Quintin Pastrana at Bloomberg TV Philippines. Bloomberg is available only for Cignal cable subscribers. A friend, Reuel Hermoso, was able to watch it and posted a photo in fb with a note, “*Watching Noy sock it to government on Bloomberg PH TV.*” Thanks Reuel. I know, I know, I'm not a good public speaker or telegenic on tv, that is why I persist on writing. Anyway, how did I get there, well, segment host Quintin Pastrana said he found my articlelast week interesting, so he asked for an interview. It wa... more »

“Somebody Will Do Something Stupid”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Somebody Will Do Something Stupid”* by James Quinn “Is it just me, or does it seem like we are moving inexorably towards a global confrontation? China claims some islands in the South China Sea and we attempt to provoke a military response by sending a US warship within 12 miles of the disputed islands. We accuse both China and Russia of cyber terrorism on a regular basis, even though we released the Stuxnet virus into the Iranian nuclear facilities and have used mass surveillance against people around the world, including allied leaders. We created ISIS as part of our grand stra...more »

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

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
“We are unconsciously communicating lies” This is Lady Gaga since waking up to the music industry. A refreshing and very intelligent speech. Has she possibly experienced some kind of an awakening? In the video (below) Lady gaga describes why she was so unhappy and unfulfilled with the music industry, and what it is that made her want to quit. “I really don’t like selling fragrances. I don’t like wasting my time shaking peoples hands, smiling, doing selfies. It feels shallow. I have a lot more to offer,” she says. She goes onto say that she felt sad at being overworked just to make m... more »

Kids Aren’t Spending Enough Time Just Going Outside

New York Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: outside] The sporting-goods retailer REI announced that its 143 stores would be closed the day after Thanksgiving. Employees are off and the company won't even process web orders until the following day. Instead, it has built a dedicated #OptOutside website with... Continue reading *“Kids Aren’t Spending Enough Time Just Going Outside”* at *nypost.com*.

Obamacare is Still Failing

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Obamacare] For the press, the debate about Obamacare is over. There may be a few proverbial Japanese soldiers wandering on isolated islands yammering on about the failure of Obamacare, but word will eventually filter down to them, too. This assumption is... more »

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

William M Briggs at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Satanism] It was Halloween, which was probably the excuse for the Breitbart article contrasting good, pure, "safe word" Satanism with bad, politically correct, social-justice-warrior-drenched Satanism. Boo. (Now I've had a few articles on Breitbart, and, this being the Internet where everybody... more »

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

The Hill/Ian M. Smith at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: illegal immigration - 900] A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November's deferral-based amnesty initiative. The document, apparently prepared as... Continue reading *“Leaked Document: Obama Planning to Ignore Court Injunction on illegal Immigration”* at *thehill.com*.

Musical Interlude: Karunesh, “Moon Temple”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Karunesh, “Moon Temple” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1yQu6I0A4&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Bright star Markab anchors this dusty skyscape. At the top right corner of the frame, Markab itself marks a corner of an asterism known as the Great Square, found within the boundaries of the constellation Pegasus, the flying horse. The wide and deep telescopic view rides along for some 5 degrees or about 10 times the angular diameter of the Full Moon, with blue reflection nebulae scattered around the scene. * Click image for larger size.* And even though this line-of-sight looks away from the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, it covers a region known to be filled with nearby molecular... more »

How Monsanto Silences Scientific Critics

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich *- Monsanto has “an entire department” dedicated to debunking science which disagrees with that of the company. The post How Monsanto Silences Scientific Critics appeared first on Waking Times.

"I Learned This, At Least..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the univ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Map to the Next World"* "In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky. My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from the killing fields, from the bedrooms and the kitchens. For the soul is a wanderer with many hands and feet. The map must be of sand and can't be read by ordinary light. It must carry fire to the next tribal town, for renewal of spirit. In the legend are instructions on the language of the land, how it was we forgot to acknowledge the gift, as if we were not in it or of it. Take note... more »

Killing the Occupation Analogy

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
I have spent much time here at the Spew discussing various analogies and kinds of analogies, including how IR can be like tacos and how to make a good IR pop culture analogy. I love using analogies, and have often used them in my teaching, even as I know that they have their limits (thanks, […]

"There Is A Theory..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams

Chet Raymo, "Six Impossible Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Six Impossible Things"* by Chet Raymo "It is morning. Early morning. I am sitting at my desk with my laptop open before me. The shelves are lined with books. At my elbow, the big glass windows looking out to Dingle Bay. On the sill, morning glories and tomatoes. At my other elbow, a mug of coffee. In an hour or two I'll have breakfast. This is my White Queen time. "But one can't believe impossible things," cries Alice, in frustration. "Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast," replies the White Queen smugly. If I can believe six impossible th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“The Power of Shut Up!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Power of Shut Up!”* By Chris “Sitting with my lovely wife recently in a hospital waiting room (don't ask) flicking through magazines, she showed me a picture of an elderly woman, a famous celebrity. Now, let me say that I care for celebrities and follow their movements in the same way I care for and follow the mating habits of the long-beaked echidna - not at all. Gratefully, my wife is the same. What was interesting about this celebrity was how young she looked. Medical advancements have already done wonders, and if even a tenth of the types of medical technologies we've see... more »

"Death As An Advisor"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Death As An Advisor"* by M.J. Higby “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson Steve Jobs once asked the question: “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to spend it the way that you’re about to?” If you sit in a quiet place and think deeply about this question, it becomes scary, yet liberating. Scary because one day everything we ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are." - Mack McGinnis

An additional comment on the teacher resignation narrative

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
I wrote this the other day on a new genre of anti-reform exposition: the teacher resignation narrative. There are frequent accounts of teachers of all shapes and sizes dramatically and very publicly resigning from the classroom. I can only assume that, in a form of anti-reform prose, we the reader are expected to experience grave lamentations […]

FBI Website: Aliens Visit Us From Other Dimensions

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

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

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Catherine J Frompovich *- With all the adverse events happening as a result of vaccinations, why isn’t the mainstream USA media reporting that? The post Is The Mainstream Media “Hogtied” About Reporting Adverse Vaccine Issues And Events? appeared first on Waking Times.

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

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged ISIS to commit 9/11 style attacks against the U.S. and the West. In a 16-minute message, titled ‘We Shall Unite To Liberate Jerusalem‘, al-Zawahiri calls for attacks against the West, and emphasises the importance on attacking the U.S. and Israel, saying: “Those who support Israel should pay in their blood and economy the price for supporting the crimes of Israel against Islam and Muslims”. Vocativ.com reports: He also called on fighters to follow in the path of those who carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks, “and the attacks i... more »

John McCain Caught Again! Senator Photographed With ISIS Chief

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
John McCain has been caught red handed yet again, this time with ISIS terrorist leaders in Syria. Senator McCain has courted controversy previously after a laptop belonging to one of his staffers was hacked, and a staged ISIS beheading was found in it. This time photo’s have surfaced (which were previously broadcast worldwide) in which the Senator is hanging out with the same individuals who are allegedly causing trouble in Iraq and Syria. Madworldnews.com reports: It’s pretty bad when Al Arabiya, a Muslim Middle East news paper, makes fun of your statement that you can identify th... more »

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

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A teenager was arrested and brutally beaten by cops after they confronted him for being in an area they deemed to be a “crime hot spot”. 18-year-old Connor DeLeire was tased and pepper-sprayed in a city-center confrontation with police, his father John DeLeire says. “They bashed his head against the cruiser, they bashed his head against the ground. They dragged him around,” said John DeLeire, who disputes the police department’s account of the arrest. According to police, Connor had “no good reason” for being in a “predictive hot spot” – a place police computers calculate to be area... more »

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

National Review at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 28JAN11 - William H. Gates III, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA, speaks during the session 'Polio: Eradicating an Old Reality Once and for All' at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2011.] From the first Morning Jolt of the week: Richest Man in the World: "Representative Democracy Is a Problem." Bill Gates is rapidly reaching supervillain status. When I sat down to hear his case a few weeks ago, he didn't evince much patience for... Continue reading *“Richest Man in the World: ‘Representativ... more »

Iceland PM Admits “We Dodged The EU Bullet”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Iceland’s Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has expressed his utter relief that the country decided not to join the European Union. In an interview last week Gunnlaugsson says that if Iceland had joined Europe in 2009, during the economic collapse, then Iceland may have suffered the same fate as Greece. “I am pretty sure our recovery couldn’t have happened if we had been part of the EU,” the Prime Minister said. Politico.eu reports: “We might have even gone the other way and become a bankrupt country,” he said. “If all these debts had been in euros, and we had been forc... more »

Universities: Welcome to the Left’s Dystopia

LifeSiteNews at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: the left] Nov. 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – What does the Left want our society to look like? What is their endgame? This is a question that often comes up in the circles I travel in. There are many answers to that question,... Continue reading *“Universities: Welcome to the Left’s Dystopia”* at *lifesitenews.com*.

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Kevin Lilly, Military Times*: *Black Hawk tragedy: Orders were ignored and 11 men died* Inside one Of The Most Devastating Military Training Missions In Recent Memory. Seconds after his Black Hawk helicopter took off for a March 10 training mission — filled with seven Marine special operators and three fellow Louisiana Army National Guardsmen — the pilot remarked: "Gee, it's dark as [expletive]." Less than five minutes later, after a series of maneuvers and radio transmissions that suggested both helo pilots were disoriented by the lack of visibility, the UH-60M hit the waters ... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
How much anxiety, in 1932, did it take for German voters to give the Nazi Party 37.3% of the vote-- their highest in a free election? That was in July of 1932 to be precise and 13,745,000 Germans elected 230 Nazis to the Reichstag. 4 months later-- with Hitler screeching that he should be Chancellor, instead of monarchist and centrist Franz von Papen-- new election didn't go aw well for the Nazi's, 11,737,000 votes (33.1%) and 196 seats. That was, suddenly, Germany's last free election. George W. Bush's assistant for policy and strategic planning and now a *Washington Post* column... more »

Houston Abandons Eminent Domain Against Black Church

Breitbart at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: eminent domain] The City of Houston has abandoned an effort to use eminent domain power to destroy the outdoor ministry area of Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church, a predominantly black church in Houston, Texas' Fifth Ward. The church was represented by the... Continue reading *“Houston Abandons Eminent Domain Against Black Church”* at *breitbart.com*.

The Most Important Essay in Economics

Action Institute at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Frederic Bastiat - 400] Imagine you receive an email from the Secretary of Education saying that you've been randomly selected for a test pilot program. In an attempt to democratize the educational system, 20 citizens have been selected to develop a curriculum that will... Continue reading *“The Most Important Essay in Economics”* at *blog.acton.org*.

Protest in Sicily Against NATO War Games

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Sicily protesting against Trident Juncture 2015, the largest military maneuvers in more than a decade, which NATO claims are designed to adapt the alliance to “emerging security challenges.” [That is code lingo for aiming NATO's war might against Russia.] The protesters marched through the streets of the city of Marsala, less than 10 miles (16km) from Vincenzo Florio Airport. The airport is a base for the 37th Wing of the Italian air force and is one of the forward operating bases (FOBs) used by NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control... more »

Quote of the Day: On being an artist

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Light of Mine*, by Michael Newberry *“Your personal vision is something to handle with great care, like holding a point of light in the cradle of your hand.”* ~ Artist Michael Newberry, from his post ‘Being an Artist: Approach Art Like a Child’ [Hat tip Stephen Hicks] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Middle Aged White Americans In Worse Health Than The Elderly

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
While people in the industrialized nations of the world and non-white Americans enjoy longer and better lives, the mortality rate among middle aged white Americans is increasing. This trend, that runs counter to the overall population, is blamed on increased prescribed addictive medications, poor diet, drug and alcohol abuse, debt crisis and suicide. Ars Technica reports: From 1998 to 2013, mortality rates of white, non-Hispanic Americans aged 45 to 54 rose by half a percent per year, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The trend is in stark co... more »

Israel Allegedly Bombs Syrian Missile Base Near Damascus

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Reports from Beirut indicate that Israel has struck the Syrian army at the 155th Brigade base north of Damascus near the Lebanese border. This follows another purported Israeli air strike in the area on Friday. Now Media reports: “Israeli planes breached Lebanese and Syrian airspace and bombed the Syrian regime’s 155th Brigade [base] in the Qutayfa area, destroying a number of missile warehouses,” media sources told the pro-rebel 7al.me outlet. 7al.me also spoke to a Syrian activist calling himself Ahmad Yabrudi, who told the outlet Israeli planes had “entered Syrian territory from ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
INFLUENCE: State-run China Radio International is the little-seen power behind a global web of radio stations, including those affiliated with G&E Studio Inc in California, run by James Su (top right). The programming sticks close to the Chinese government line. REUTERS/Stringer; Beijing Association USA/Handout; Lucas Jackson *Reuters:* *Beijing’s covert radio network airs China-friendly news across Washington, and the world* *The Chinese government controls much of the content broadcast on a station that is blanketing the U.S. capital with pro-Beijing programming. WCRW is part of... more »

Planned Parenthood History

Alliance Defending Freedom at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Margaret Sanger] To understand modern-day Planned Parenthood, we should understand Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger.

Cartoon: ‘Runaway Spending’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ramirez - 110215 - Runaway Spending]

High School Player Ejected after Praising God in End Zone

ABC News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Football Player Praise God - 900] What should have been a celebratory moment in the end zone at an Arizona high school football game has turned into controversy. Running back Pedro Banda, a senior at Dysart High School in El Mirage, Ariz., said he was ejected... Continue reading *“High School Player Ejected after Praising God in End Zone”* at *abcnews.go.com*.

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

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Quoting Just-in Trudeau* Canadians, he said, had sent a clear message that it's *"time for change in this country my friends. Real change."* *"We beat fear with hope,"* Trudeau said. "*We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together."* * Real Change? Not even close!: From "Canada Saw Red"* *Getting my crystal ball out...* *Trudeau will divide this country,* same as Harper did, just in a different manner. *We will suffocate under political correctness.* We already did under Harper, but, it will get s... more »

Saving Syrian Refugees Won't Hurt the Economy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*The economic evidence is in, says Matthew La Corte in this guest post: Doing the right thing doesn’t cost anything in the long-run.* ------------------------------ New Zealand plans to take an extra 600 Syrian refugees over the next two-and-a-half years. The US plans to resettle 10,000 Syrians next year. Many eye that news with concern. Critics fear that refugee resettlement, though a compassionate program, will prove to be a far too costly endeavour. Yet economic evidence clearly suggests that, despite upfront costs, the long-run impact of resettlement will be neutral — and coul... more »

There Is No Oldham West By-Election Purge

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Appalling bad journalism is par the course for *The Telegraph* these days, and this idiocy from James Kirkup on the Oldham West Labour shortlist is no exception. Screaming, *Daily Mail*-stylee that "With an icepick in Oldham, Jeremy Corbyn's purge of Labour has begun", things must be very serious indeed. Except, of course, they're not. As was announced earlier, the four to make the Oldham West shortlist are local council leader Jim McMahon, Chris Williamson (ex-of Derby North), local councillor Mohammed Azam, and Jane East, our candidate in Colne Valley this May. It's a strong fiel... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Vladimir Putin (C) shakes hands with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, November 24, 2014. Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters *Jonathan Adelman, CNN*: *What Putin is doing in the Middle East* (CNN)Russia's bold but limited military move into Syria has upended the strategy of the United States and its allies, who have reacted with plans to put U.S. boots on the ground. The White House announced Friday it would be sending "less than 50" Special Operations forces to northern Syria to offer logistical support to lo... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Russian plane crash in Egypt: It's too early to determine cause, officials say* How close are authorities to pinpointing what caused a Russian passenger jet to break up in midair and crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula? That depends who you ask. The airline says technical faults or human errors couldn't have caused Metrojet Flight 9268 to crash. But Russian officials say it's too soon to tell what made the passenger jet plunge to the ground Saturday, killing all 224 people on board. Experts agree it's too early to know for certain, and officials have downplayed an apparent ... more »

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

Live Action News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: abortion] After 27 years of performing abortions, Albany Medical-Surgical Center, run by the Family Planning Associates, has closed following a safety inspection from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The facility is notorious for safety violations, and the Pro-Life Action League has been... Continue reading *“After 18 Years with No Safety Inspections and Four Dead Moms, Abortion Clinic Closes”* at *liveactionnews.org*.

Jindal Edges Ahead of Bush in Iowa Poll

The Hill at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jindal Edges Ahead of Bush in Iowa Poll] Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor who has been relegated to the undercard debate throughout the GOP presidential race, has edged out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in a new poll of Iowa. Jindal scored 6 percent support in... Continue reading *“Jindal Edges Ahead of Bush in Iowa Poll”* at *thehill.com*.

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

Reuters at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: China-friendly news] BEIJING/WASHINGTON - In August, foreign ministers from 10 nations blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. As media around the world covered the diplomatic clash, a radio station that serves the most powerful city in... Continue reading *“Beijing’s Covert Radio Network Airs China-friendly News Across Washington”* at *reuters.com*.

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