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Friday, November 6, 2015
6 Nov - Blogs I'm Following
English: "Twin Tower" ; Air stack of the 7th and 8th power generators Yokohama Thermal Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. Yokohama, Japan 日本語: 東京電力横浜火力発電所 ツインタワー(7号機, 8号機の排気筒) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Fairewinds Energy Education organization has released new statistics that confirm the direct link between the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the growing number of cancer’s in Japan that have tripled since the meltdown. Chief Engineer, Arnie Gundersen, concludes that heavy radioactive discharges will be the cause of enormous spikes of cancer in Japan. Fairewinds.org reports: Based upon data from Japanese medical professionals and utility owner of the meltdown site, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Arnie concludes that heavy radioactive discharges will be the cause of enormous s...more »
The BBC have come under fire after they announced plans to charge viewers an additional fee to watch TV shows a second time, even though the shows have been funded via the license fee. BBC Store allows the sale of digital versions of television shows which essentially allows viewers to watch, for a fee, shows on demand, much like Channel 4’s (free) 4oD service. Truthnewsmedia.com reports: On the BBC website Marcus Arthur, MD, BBC Worldwide & ANZ, said: “We want BBC Store to do for digital ownership what BBC iPlayer did for catch up. BBC Store makes digital ownership really easy for ...more »
------------------------------ *The “War On Terror” Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ November 5, 2015 | *Original Here* Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter *The “War On Terror” Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State* Paul Craig Roberts The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily bet...more »
The US and Europe have announced plans to toughen up security at airports following the Russian plane crash in the Sinai. According to Bloomberg, Homeland Security are to announce additional security measures on all international flights, the details of which are as yet unknown. Pravda.ru reports: Meanwhile, Italian airlines have already introduced additional inspections at airports. The UK and the Netherlands have canceled all flights to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh for several days, whereas the French government recommended to temporarily refrain from trips to the resort. The largest a...more »
U.S. soldiers take pictures of President Barack Obama at U.S. military base Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, April 26, 2014. Photo by Lee Jin-man/Pool/Reuters John Spencer, NYT: From Army of One to Band of Tweeters IT was the end of a long combat patrol near a district called Adhamiyah, in northwest Baghdad, in the fall of 2008. It started like most daily missions but ended with a hidden enemy throwing a grenade at a vehicle convoy, missing it but hitting a young Iraqi child instead. As the company commander, I met the soldiers at the site and after a few hours followed the...more »
I'm not in the least bit mechanically inclined. I came to terms with it before I even went to high school. Not too many years after high school, though, I was driving a brand new VW van down the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to Katmandu. A few days ago I mentioned how when my friends checked into the Kabul InterContinental just outside town-- I slept in the van nearby-- they were among the very first guests at the largely empty, just-completed, first luxury hotel in Afghanistan. Before we got there, though, there was, basically, the whole country to cross. There are no railroads in A...more »
I have been following all the strange reports coming out from the Jew spew media concerning what actually took down that Russian Metrojet last week, killing some 224 passengers and crew... It is so astounding to watch the lies coming out that makes it nearly impossible for anyone to come to the full conclusion that it was (a) mechanical failure, or (b) a missile strike, or (c) a bomb placed on board the aircraft itself.... It seems that someone is desperately trying to make sure that everyone is kept off track in terms of what actually caused this disaster, and again I do smell a ...more »
Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi *Fars News Agency*: *Basij Commander: US Should Pay Compensation for Complicity in Killing of 250,000 Iranians* TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said Washington should pay ransom for its substantiated back-up role in the killing of tens of thousands of Iranians in and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. "In the days when the Islamic Revolution was underway and after that and during the holy defense (the Iraqi-imposed war against Iran 1980-1988), over 250,000 Iranians were massacred ...more »
*Newly Sworn In Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau* A recent headline made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end: Canada’s New FM: Era of Special Relationship with Israel Is OverFollowing Stéphane Dion’s first meeting of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new government, Canada’s new foreign minister announced that significant changes would be made in Canada’s approach to the Middle East. I was going to post about it next...but Mike Rivero at WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM beat me to it: Webmaster's Commentary: And the false-flag terror attack on Canada will happen in five, four, t...more »
By Brenda Norrell Censored News Exxon and Peabody Coal are under probe for lies about climate change, and inflating their worth based on those lies. The cases in New York are similar to the cases exposing the lies and coverups of the tobacco industry. Those lies also continued to cause disease and death after the facts were known. Read the article on the probes in The New York Times:
*Mark Adomanis, Forbes*: *Could The Russians Defeat The US Army?* Within very recent memory, the near-universal consensus on Russia’s military was that it was a hollow, empty shell of its former Soviet might. It was widely agreed that the Russian army had been fatally weakened by a combination of corruption, incompetence, greed, and the demographic crisis of the 1990′s (which greatly limited the number of healthy military-age males). Budgets were being stolen, there was an “absence of real reform,” and the head of the Russian defense ministry was personally implicated in theft and...more »
President El Sessi of Egypt has recently addressed the nation regarding the national and international accomplishments achieved in Egypt during the past 18 months. What was of interest to me as social scientist was his emphasis on population growth? He stated, “ Egypt is facing a ticking bomb.” He, of course, was referring to Egypt high population growth. “There are 2.5 million new babies per year”. According to the Egyptian census record, by the end of December 2015, the total population will be 90 million people. This figure excludes the 8 to 10 million Egyptians working outside ...more »
Poverty is a matter of definition. Which means two of the ways of reducing poverty are: 1) Increase poor people's incomes 2) Change the definition of poverty The Tories were quick to notice that one of these poverty alleviation strategies is easier, quicker, and cheaper than the other. And were quick to start fiddling around with definitions. In 2013 the UK government changed the definition
*Photo:* Evelyn Farkas, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia. Wikipedia *The Hill*: *Ex-Pentagon Russia official: Administration needs to do more to deter Putin* The United States needs to do more to deter Russian aggression, the Pentagon’s former top Russian policy expert said Wednesday. “We have to actually deter,” said Evelyn Farkas, who until Friday was the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia. “Some of that has to do with where we move our forces.” Speaking to a reporters roundtable hosted by the D...more »
This whole credit card scandal seems to have touched a raw nerve with Rubio (again). After studiously avoiding fights with Trump, who's been taunting him for weeks, as soon as Trump attacked on the credit card scandal, Rubio hit back. Regurgitating one of his carefully prepared statements, he told the New Hampshire media that he finds "it curious that Donald Trump, the only person in this race that’s filed for bankruptcy not once but four times, is attacking anybody’s finances." What credit card is Rubio freaking out about, you wonder? When they ran against each other for the Sena...more »
*“Faith in government is a religion.”* ~ Anonymous “Both xenophobic and stupid from a small man with small-man syndrome.” *On Ron Mark* – The Veteran, NO MINISTER “Primarily people want a state house because they are cheaper than private rentals. Social agencies and budgeting organisations know this and work with the client to facilitate acquisition of state rentals. There is an old adage "beggars can't be choosers" which means *people with no other options must be content with what is offered.* “They are not content because they have other options.” *State housing - it's about...more »
[image: Ben-Carson_I Am a Christian_cropped 900 pix] Some of you, especially those on the left side of the political aisle, are scratching your heads over Ben Carson’s recent surge in the polls. I get why you’re surprised, but you shouldn’t be. This has definitely been the year...more »
From *Wikipedia:* Saints and Soldiers is a 2003 religious-themed war drama film directed by Ryan Little and starring Corbin Allred, Alexander Niver, Kirby Heyborne, Lawrence Bagby, and Peter Asle Holden. It is based loosely around events taking place shortly after the Malmedy massacre during the Battle of the Bulge where four U.S. soldiers and a downed British airman need to reach Allied lines to pass on some vital intelligence. The film received mostly positive reviews.
The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) have reported that two CIA assets have been captured and arrested due to their ‘masterminding’ of the Sinai plane crash of Flight 9268. The SVR believe that Flight 9268 was tricked into flying at an unusually low altitude by two CIA assets, and was then shot down by a British made surface-to-air missile provided by Saudi Arabia and given to ISIS. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: After the capture of these two CIA “assets” and their “highly sophisticated” equipment, this report continues, a Ministry of Emergencies (EMERCOM) “special flight” w...more »
Bill Cooper died on this day 14 years ago on November 6th, 2001. It was just under two months since the 9/11 attacks which he had predicted three months before they had occurred. Coincidence? We think not. In this video you will hear Bill Cooper’s 9/11 prediction that was made in June 2001, as well as see rare 9/11 footage and audio taken from his book “Behold a Pale Horse”. According to the video’s description: Bill Cooper was one of the top conspiracy researchers, he was active on exposing the Illuminati (secret government) and most importantly the satanic agenda which is tied in ...more »
Vladimir Putin has announced that all flights by Russian aircraft travelling to Egypt are to be immediately suspended pending the outcome of the investigation into what caused Metrojet Flight 9268 to crash last week. The head of Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, Aleksandr Bortnikov, said there was a need for “absolute objectivity” in finding out the cause of the crash. So far ISIS have claimed responsibility for the crash which killed all 224 people on board, but evidence has also emerged that the CIA and Israel had conducted ‘war games‘ at the time of the crash i...more »
Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has said this week that the European elite are “traitors” in regards to the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe. “Ladies and gentlemen, what we face is nothing loess than the challenge of finding ourselves at the gateway to the implementation of a deliberate conceptual project, which could be described as left-wing and which seeks to marginalise the nation states of Europe.“ “Where this project has failed to overcome Christianity and the identity of the nation state – in conventional political struggle, it will strive to eliminate it on ethnic g...more »
As the Syrian crisis continues, Russia and the US are finding each other in an increasingly likely confrontation due to the continual out-manoeuvring by Russia in Syria. In the last few days a number of announcements have been made by Russia and the US that suggests a build up to confrontation between the two superpowers. Is the world heading towards a World War 3 scenario? Activistpost.com reports: Throughout most of the Syrian crisis, the situation was one of semi-covert proxy war. However, with recent developments the situation is now more of semi-open conflict between the United...more »
Mexico have ruled that outlawing possession and use of cannabis represents a fundamental violation of human rights for Mexican citizens. Mexico’s Supreme Court voted 4-to-1 in favour of the ruling, which now gives lawmakers a very promising political case to introduce marijuana reform bills at both the state and federal level in Mexico. Washingtonpost.com reports: “It’s really a monumental case,” said Hannah Hetzer of the Drug Policy Alliance, a drug reform advocacy group, in an interview. “It was argued on human rights grounds, which is unusual, and it’s taking place in Mexico, th...more »
Two of NASA’s space telescopes have spotted something very unusual about supermassive black hole Markarian 335. NASA observed something it has never seen before – a black hole’s corona launching away from the supermassive black hole, followed by a massive pulse of X-ray energy being “spewed out”. Blastr.com reports: “This is the first time we have been able to link the launching of the corona to a flare,” Dan Wilkins, of Saint Mary’s University, said. “This will help us understand how supermassive black holes power some of the brightest objects in the universe.” NuSTAR’s principal ...more »
According to the Centre for Research on Globalization, the United States and Russia are on the inevitable path towards world war three, over Syria. The U.S. has moved a dozen F-15C aircraft to the Incirlik Air Base, in Turkey. The F-15C’s could face Russian Su-30 combat jets. Neither type of aircraft can destroy ground-targets; they are both air-to-air attack aircrafts representing the West against the East. One wrong move by a pilot or an opportunist could trigger a Dr. Strangelove scenario turning the world into an inferno, the thought of which until a short while ago was the main...more »
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Thursday, November 04, 2015. The most hard working, most efficient persons will not be able to produce all the goods and services that they need for themselves and their families. But there are always other people willing to produce these things or render these services in exchange for money, useful goods, and services. On the macro level, no country or economy can prosper quickly without trade. And that includes countries that incur frequent trade deficits (in which their imports exceed their exports). Imported machines, vehicles, and com...more »
U.S. President Barack Obama departs to travel to a town hall meeting with service members at Fort Meade, from the White House in Washington Sept. 11, 2015. (Reuters) *Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post*: *The dangers of Obama’s incrementalism* It is difficult to find anyone in the Obama administration who believes that putting up to 50 Special Operations soldiers on the ground in Syria will make much of a difference in the raging civil war there. And yet, the president has authorized this expansion of America’s military intervention for the same reasons that he has approved incrementa...more »
Where the Tech Jobs AreYou'll be surprised. Bet on it. November 6, 2015Another Phony Payroll Jobs Number Paul Craig Roberts The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today that the US economy created 271,000 jobs in October, a number substantially in excess of the expected 175,000 to 190,000 jobs. The unexpected job gain has dropped the unemployment rate to 5 percent. These two numbers
One of the many reasons for the NATO media alleging ISIS downed the Russian plane, was to put political pressure on Putin in Russia. And also while at the Vienna talks (ht james) And further, to manipulate the gullible dupe masses in the west. Reinforcing the fear. Great for trauma based mass manipulation. Before we get to CNN gloating- Let's recall something previously mentioned here? *The US & company repeatedly informed anyone who would listen that Russia wasn't targeting ISIS!* *In this post*- *Russian Plane Crash in Egypt- Recent Updates* * The US has been claiming all alon...more »
[image: Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during the National Convention of College Democrats during their convention Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)] It took President Barack Obama only 2,604 days to reject the permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline. In a statement today, Obama said the pipeline "would not serve the national interest of the United States." "America is now a...more »
[image: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor George W. Bush (L) clowns around with Saturday Night Live (SNL) comedian Dana Carvey, 19 October 2000. Bush was on the SNL stage to tape an appearance scheduled to be aired in the comedy show's 05 November two-hour Sunday special, two days before the elections. Carvey is well-known for his imitation of Bush's father former US President George Bush. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)] Since 1975, politicians have often shown up for special guest ap...more »
*“As a child, I saw a glimpse of the pre-World War One world, the last afterglow of the most radiant cultural atmosphere in human history … If one has glimpsed that kind of art—& wider: the possibility of that kind of culture-one is unable to be satisfied with anything less. I must emphasise that I am not speaking of concretes, nor of politics, nor of journalistic trivia, but of that period's 'sense of life.' “Its art projected an overwhelming sense of intellectual freedom, of depth, i.e., concern with fundamental problems, of demanding standards, of inexhaustible ...more »
[image: NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is placed onto its platform on November 6, 2015 in New York City. The 78-foot tall, 47-foot in diameter, 10-ton Norway Spruce was donated by the Asendorf and Puchalski family from Gardiner, New York. The lighting ceremony, the unofficial start of the holiday season, will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015.] NEW YORK (AP) -- A 78-foot Norway spruce from New York’s Hudson Valley has been installed at Rockefeller Center for the Christmas season. The 10-ton tree was hoisted into place Friday. It will be illuminated on ...more »
Russia has slammed the French magazine Charlie Hebdo for cartoons depicting the Sinai air crash in which 224 people died. The magazine published two cartoons and a joke about the A321 air crash, which has provoked outrage in Russia. The Kremlin called the images ‘pure blasphemy’. Huffington Post reports: The Russian plane, travelling from Sharm el-Sheikh to Moscow, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing all onboard. The cause remains unknown, though Western governments suspect a bomb planted by members of the Islamic State before takeoff. In one cartoon, a bearded man i...more »
There really is almost nothing to say about today's Irving press. Even the letters to the editor were pretty...unpretty. What was worth reading was, at most, the continuing story of the vanishing of our salmon, and the columns of Norbert Cunningham and Alec Bruce. (And even Alec Bruce had little to say - and too much of that little was made up of cheap shots at people he doesn't agree with.) And that's it. This is pretty much what we might expect of a village monthly. So we have to look for our own news. ______________________________________________________________ A very big story ...more »
*AFP:* *Russian plane black boxes point to 'attack', Putin halts flights* Paris (AFP) - Analysis of black boxes from the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt killing 224 people points to a bomb, sources close to the probe said Friday, as Moscow halted flights to the country. Meanwhile, British airlines were scrambling to evacuate passengers in Sharm el-Sheikh after cancelling flights to the Red Sea resort from which the doomed Airbus took off. The flight data and voice recorders showed "everything was normal" until both failed at 24 minutes after takeoff from the Sharm el-Sheikh re...more »
[image: China Underground Church - 400] Last weekend was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, an annual day to put special emphasis on praying for the persecuted Church. Remembering the persecuted church around the globe, though, should be a continual effort for all... Continue reading *“A Rare Glimpse at the Underground Church in China”* at *blog.acton.org*.
[image: Slavery abolitionist slogan - 400] November 5, 2015 (LiveActionNews) -- Some arguments used today against the pro-life movement echo the arguments used in the 19th century against the abolition movement. Here's a list of four: Argument #1 Today: Pro-lifers are obsessed with outlawing abortion, but they don't demonstrate... Continue reading *“These Pro-Choice Arguments are Eerily Similar to Pro-Slavery Arguments”* at *lifesitenews.com*.
[image: Airport Security Blurred - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department announced Friday a series of new security efforts aimed at international airports in the wake of the crash of a Russian jetliner over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the latest...more »
[image: SIMI VALLEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz take part in the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates.] A small super PAC supporting the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz has released a radio ad hitting Sen. Marco Rubio -- in part because they don’t like spots another pro-Cruz super PAC is airing. The Courageous Conservatives PAC created a... Continue reading *...more »
How do we solve 9/11 or the Atrocity of the 11th of September 2001 against the American People, in fact the People of the World? We needs to examine in the frame of a Song to the self-styled Egyptian god Aten. 9/11 was the site of a GHS or Great Human Sacrifice, and that's the key to finding the culprits. Hell, even the planes, as they slammed into the WTC's 1 & 2 were IBCs or Inverted Black Crucifixions silhouetted against the Atenist morning sky. A New Dawn indeed. Don't forget the Sixteenth Card of the Tarot is the falling building, and it looks like Physics is being Defiled ...more »
So a couple of Labour MPs have made complaints against Andrew Fisher, Jeremy's head of policy, and the NEC have moved to suspend him. His offence? Among other things, publishing a tweet advocating a vote for our anarchist friends Class War over Labour's Emily Benn in Croydon South almost a year prior to the general election. Not the political crime of the century by any means, but rules are rules. Or are they? As with all bureaucratic organisations, there are rules covering pretty much every element of the operation. And the Labour Party is no different. There are rules for electio...more »
A petition calling for a vote of no confidence in British Prime Minister David Cameron could soon be debated in parliament after it exceeded the required 100,000 signatures. The petition states: The current Tory government has caused devastation for the poorest in society for the last 5 years. We cannot afford another 5 years of Tory rule, with the recent welfare reform that will cause nothing but immense poverty in the UK. Vote no confidence in David Cameron – Petitions https://t.co/q6O9ahmhhr — Brendan Coyle (@brendancoyle99) November 1, 2015 Cameron introduced the e-petition init...more »
[image: car on fire - 400] Police chiefs have attacked “despicable, cowardly” protesters who set off fireworks at horses during masked march on Thursday evening. Four police officers injured during an anti-capitalist march in central London that saw protesters hurl fireworks and set a patrol car... Continue reading *“London’s Million Mask March: Anti-Capitalist Protests Turn Violent”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.
A woman who was found engulfed in flames on a park bench in Germany in what some are saying was a case of spontaneous human combustion. The victim, a woman from Mauritius descent in her 40’s, was found consumed in flames at a playground in Flensburg, northern Germany on Monday. She is thought to have survived but is in a critical condition in hospital. The Metro reports: A horrified passerby tried to put out the blaze by beating it with his jacket, but she had already suffered severe burns all over her body. She was rushed to a local hospital before being flown out to a specialis...more »
“It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region's spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. This tarantula, however, is about 1,000 light-years across. Were it placed at the distance of Milky Way's Orion Nebula, only 1,500 light-years distant and the nearest stellar nursery to Earth, it would appear to cover about 30 degrees (60 full moons) on the sky. *Click image for larger size.* Intriguing detail...more »
*“Take My Arm”* by Chet Raymo “I'm sure I have referenced here before the poems of Grace Schulman, she who in inhabits that sweet melancholy place between "the necessity and impossibility of belief." Between, too, the necessity and impossibility of love. Belief and love. They have so much in common, yet are as distinct as self and other. How strange that two people can hitch their lives together, on a whim, say, or wild intuition, knowing little if nothing about the other's hiddenness, about things that even the other does not fully understand and couldn’t articulate even if he di...more »
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (C) speaks to soldiers (Reuters / Sana Sana) / Reuters Max Fisher, VOX: "The Assad suburb": How Syria ghettoized the military to keep it loyal In early 2011, when Syrians rose up in protest and Bashar al-Assad attempted to put them down with murderous force, one of the reasons he failed was that a number of soldiers, disgusted with their orders to fire on civilians, instead joined the uprising themselves. These defected soldiers, along with local volunteers, formed the Free Syrian Army, and Assad's crackdowns became a civil war. But in many ways,...more »
As we've been discussing for the last month or so-- and despite the indisputable fact that real costs the seniors have to spend (housing, medical, food...) have been rising-- next year will see no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries. Progressives in Congress-- as opposed to Republicans or Democrats from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party (the New Dems and Blue Dogs)-- are furious that seniors are being kicked to the curb. Elizabeth Warren in the Senate and Alan Grayson in the House are introducing legislation to *increase* income for seniors...more »
*“The Psychological Mistakes People Make That Lead to Misery”* By Jonathan Rottenberg “The puzzling reality is that human depression is increasing in an era when environmental conditions are relatively benign. The average citizen in Western society now lives longer, is less likely to starve, and enjoys considerably greater wealth than his sixteenth-century counterpart. Presumably these objective conditions for survival and reproduction would cause depression rates to fall, not rise to nearly one in five citizens. This environment-depression disconnect seems less strange when we app...more »
[image: Philippine Independence Day Parade - 400] The number of foreign-born workers employed in the United States hit a record high in October as the unemployment rate for the demographic dropped to 4.4 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In October, there... Continue reading *“Number of Foreign-Born Workers Employed in US Hits Record High”* at *foxnews.com*.
[image: Egyptian Army soldiers stand near luggage and personal effects of passengers a day after a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg, Russia crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Metrojet plane, bound for St. Petersburg in Russia, crashed 23 minutes after it took off from Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday morning. The 224 people on board, all Russian except for four Ukrainians and one Belarusian, died.] European investigators who analyzed the two flight recorders from the Metrojet plane that went down Saturday in Egypt are categorically sayi...more »
[image: Members of the International Children's Choir perform during the World Congress of Families event Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Salt Lake City. About 3,000 attendees are expected in Salt Lake City for the four-day World Congress of Families event to hear a lineup of speakers explain why they think families led by a man and woman who are married are best for society.] The annual World Congress of Families conference was held last week for the first time ever in the United States, in Salt Lake City. Packed with over 3,000 people from over 50 countries, many faiths and races came to...more »
National Review/DAVID HARSANYIatThe Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Praying in Pews - 400] "The U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious," reads the headline from the new Pew Poll Religion in America series. The share of Americans who profess to believe in God has dropped from 92 to 89 percent since the Pew Research Center... Continue reading *“Pew Poll: Religious ‘Nones’ Tilt Progressive”* at *nationalreview.com*.
[image: Gay couple holding hands - 400] FOX CHAPEL, Pennsylvania, November 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Three years ago, Nino Esposito adopted his adult gay lover, Roland Bosee, Jr., as his legal son in order to save money on future inheritance taxes. Now that homosexual “marriage” is legal in... Continue reading *“Democratic Senator Bob Casey: Father and Adopted Son Should be Allowed to ‘Marry’”* at *lifesitenews.com*.
Mario Luna, Vicam Yaqui water rights spokesman, falsely imprisoned for one year in Sonora, Mexico, and recently released. . Vicam Yaqui Water Rights Forum, Sonora, Mexico Photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored News INDIGENOUS AND PROUD - YAQUI NASUAREOS (YAQUI WARRIORS) By Jose Matus, Yaqui Indigenous Alliance Without Borders TUCSON, Arizona -- Mario Luna Romero
It is not that you are un-ascended or not enlightened. Even words like expansion are misnomers for what you are feeling right now. The primary thing to realize is that all of this already exists. It is like the seed holding within it what’s to become the magnificent, towering oak tree. Yet it’s beyond that, for the seed holds a very specific blueprint, for a single tree. YOU are the entirety of creation. It is by choice that you express yourself now as human. We are speaking now of pure potential. You are, you know, you be, *everything.* You do not “need” anything specific...more »
Barack Obama has apologized to Afghanistan and the Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) organization for the deadly airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary appeared before reporters in Washington, DC, on Wednesday to make the announcement. Press TV reports: In a phone call, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Obama expressed “his condolences for the innocent loss of life in that incident,” Earnest said. “This morning from the Oval Office, President Obama spoke by telephone with Doctors Without Borders International President Dr....more »
*"Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam."* *"Furthermore, Carthage must be destroyed."* *- Cato the Elder* *"I have run the plough over it, like the ancient Carthage of Africa, and I have had salt sown upon it...."* *- Bonniface VIII* *"Why are those who emulate Bin Laden called terrorists and the people who kill children, rebels? Where is the logic?* *Because certain political circles in the West want to weaken Russia just like the Romans wanted to destroy Carthage.* *But we will not allow this scenario to come to pass."* *- Vladimir Putin* Address by President Vladimir P...more »
[image: Oklahoma City - 400] An Oklahoma abortion practitioner is trying to stop a new law requiring abortion clinics to provide information to protect young victims of sexual abuse in the state. The Oklahoma state law requires abortion facilities to follow a number of common... Continue reading *“Abortionist Challenges Oklahoma Law Requiring Abortion Clinics to Help Stop Child Rape”* at *lifenews.com*.
Reuters *Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic*:* Cliché of the Moment: ‘Boots on the Ground’* *Since when did footwear decide whether or not America is at war?* Last week’s announcement that the United States would be sending roughly 50 Special Operations Forces to Syria to help fight ISIS—after President Barack Obama’s repeated promises not to put American “boots on the ground” there—commenced a delicate rhetorical minuet for White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Wasn’t it the case, wondered more than one reporter at his press briefing on October 30, that 50 special operators stationed on ...more »
Not in the slightest bit bias-related (or so you might think), but worth recording for posterity on a blog somewhere in the universe (lest alien civilisations are curious about BBC historians).... This week's *The Quizeum *took its viewers to Glasgow and its fabulous Burrell Collection. The first question provided one of those delightful moments when the viewer gets to feel intellectually superior to some of the assembled BBC experts. Here's how it began: *Griff Rhys Jones*: First, have a look at this. Fingers on the buzzers. *[Buzzer rings] * *Dr Janina Ramirez*: It's behind...more »
RealClear Politics/Michelle MalkinatThe Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Church burning - 400] Here we go again: another liberal narrative burned to a crisp. Over a two-week period in October, an arsonist targeted seven churches in the St. Louis area -- including several in Black Lives Matter protest hotspot Ferguson, Missouri. The Atlantic magazine,... Continue reading *“Who’s Burning Black Churches? Oh.”* at *realclearpolitics.com*.
[image: World Congress of Families - 400] In 2009, I attended a conference of the African-American Healthy Marriage Initiative in North Carolina. Of the hundreds of attendees, I was one of perhaps five white people there. I was warmly received; I never felt unwelcome, nor was I... Continue reading *“World Congress of Families: Anything but a Hate Group”* at *ldsmag.com*.
[image: Supreme Court - 400] The Supreme Court announced Friday it will take up a challenge to ObamaCare's birth control mandate, a sequel to last year's landmark Hobby Lobby case. The justices will take up multiple cases involving the mandate, including one from a group... Continue reading *“Supreme Court to Rule on Obamacare Contraception Mandate”* at *thehill.com*.
The U.S. Capitol Building is pictured in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed *Wall Street Journal*: *Democrats Voice Worry Over Obama’s Plan to Send Troops to Syria* While Republicans saw deployment as paltry, some Democrats say even 50 commandos is too many WASHINGTON—Democrats in Congress have grown increasingly critical of President Barack Obama’s strategy in Syria after his decision last week to send special-operations forces to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants. Mr. Obama’s allies on Capitol Hill voiced deepening worry this week over the deci...more »
The mysterious crash of a Russian charter plane in Sinai over the past weekend is causing all kinds of turmoil in the international arena. As you probably know, there is lots of confusion about exactly what happened to bring the plane down. Shortly after the crash, the ISIS wilayat (province) in the Sinai claimed responsibility, […]
*“Soul Seeing: Discovering True Selves”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “The soul is the purest expression of an individual and is not bound by physical forms or fleeting emotions. When we want to see deeply into the heart and mind of another person, soul seeing, also called soul gazing, allows us to see their soul. The soul is the purest expression of an individual and is not bound by physical forms or fleeting emotions. Through a simple art that involves looking deeply into a partner’s eyes, soul seeing can show you a person’s inner beauty that you might otherwise miss. It is pos...more »
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015"New report" about public schools produces major "surprise:"* As best we can tell, every word in David Leonhardt's news report is accurate. That shouldn't be surprising. The 42-year-old Yale grad was the paper's Washington bureau chief until 2013. Today, he's managing editor of The Upshot, the super-brainy, analytical blog for subscribers who are eggheads. In theory, Leonhardt is on the brighter end of the New York Times spectrum. That's what makes last week's report remarkable and bizarre and deeply revealing about the state of our press elite. When we r...more »
"All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. All it can see in an o...more »
*Breitbart:* *US State Official: Arab Allies Considering Sending Ground Forces To Syria* WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s Arab allies have discussed deploying their own ground forces to Syria to combat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), a senior U.S. State Department official told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “We’ve had lots of discussions with our gulf allies and with Jordan about the possibility of introducing ground troops,” Anne Patterson, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department, told lawmakers on Wednesday. Her comments are the late...more »
We’ve just learned what sparked a University of Illinois at Chicago investigation that recently concluded a child psychiatrist had committed misconduct: An “unanticipated event during a study,” which halted three studies and resulted in a letter sent out to 350 research subjects. Earlier this week, we reported that an investigation at the University of Illinois at Chicago found “a […] The post Child psych studies halted for “unanticipated event,” sparking misconduct investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.
The cholera outbreak in Iraq has spread to Syria, Kuwait and Bahrain and there are fears it may turn into a region wide epidemic as millions of pilgrims prepare to visit the country next month. According to UNICEF’s Iraq director Peter Hawkin said: “[The outbreak] already has a regional dynamic and the risk of that can only be increased by people from all over the region coming into Iraq” He said that Kuwait, Bahrain and Syria have already had confirmed cases of the bacterial disease. The disease was first detected west of Baghdad in September and has since killed six people and in...more »
*"Cold War II:* *Russia and China: Victory-by-Default"* by Jeff Nielson "History tells us that empires are rarely defeated, by any external rival. Once any global power reaches such a stature of might and influence as to be considered an “empire”, it generally has sufficient military might and economic resources as to be virtually invulnerable to outside conquest/destruction. Exceptions to this principle exist, but mostly in our distant past. When technologically superior Western empires collided with indigenous empires of the New World, the vast superiority of their military techn...more »
[image: Carly Fiorina The View - 900] Last week, the women of The View said some not-so-nice things about Carly Fiorina, referring to her smile as "demented" and comparing it to a Halloween mask. Today, Fiorina joined the show to discuss those comments and the issues. They...more »
*Source: El Tiempo de San JuanDate: 11.04.2015* *Argentina: UFO Recorded at El Challao, Mendoza (Argentina)* A woman recorded an unidentified flying object at El Challao on Wednesday around 0400 hours, according to MendozaPost, a web portal in that city. The light that can be seen in the sky was over El Mirador, according to the casual correspondent. She was there with other people, and upon seeing the light, took out her cellphone and recorded it. [*Note*: The footage mentioned in this news story was uploaded to YouTube but does not show any appreciable details: https://youtu.be...more »
More than 50 Russian warplanes and helicopters are currently in action in Syria – all lined up and ready at the airfield in western Syria camouflaged by their khaki livery. *Avi Asher-Schapiro, VICE News*:* Russia Now Has 4,000 People in Syria — And They're Not in a Rush to Fight the Islamic State* The Russian presence in Syria has grown to nearly 4,000 personnel — including military and civilian support staff — a sign that Russian President Vladamir Putin is digging in long-term to prop up the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The latest details of the Russian footprint...more »
Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change Dear Women, Thank you to everyone who joined the COP21 Update & Organizing Call yesterday. Below please find important notes and links from the call, meant to help you engage with the women's movement for climate justice at COP21 climate negotiations and beyond. 5 November, 2015 WECAN International COP21 Update &
*France 24:* *Video: Inside Assad’s Syria* For the past month, Russian bombs over Syria have further complicated the civil war, a conflict that has been tearing the country apart for almost five years. What is the situation like for those still living in Syria? FRANCE 24's Ksenia Bolchakova was able to report from the cities held by the regime. This is her exclusive report. Filming a report in areas controlled by the Syrian regime is not easy. First of all, you must obtain a visa. In my case, the procedure took three-and-a-half months. I had lost all hope when on September 30, I f...more »
*“Congress Proposes A Chilling Resolution On Social Security”* by Simon Black “On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt arrived at his desk to sign the Social Security Act into law. It had been a contentious legislative process, something like the Obamacare of its day. Fiscally conservative politicians derided the program for its obvious long-term costs, the massive bureaucracy that it would create, and the huge tax increase that it represented on workers. But Roosevelt was able to find support, and the law was passed. And just before signing it, he proudly proclaimed that ...more »
*“Ben Carson Admits His "Inspirational" * *West Point Scholarship Story Was Entirely Made Up”* by Tyler Durden “Having surged to the lead (according to some polls) in the GOP presidential nominee race, Ben Carson may have a problem. As Politico reports, Carson's campaign on Friday admitted that a central point in his inspirational personal story (his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point) was fabricated. The details are stunning as the big lie (something Hillary would be proud of) has been maintained for years, but his PR people are spinning like cr...more »
*"Why Do We Let Other People Tell Us What to Do?"* by Bill Bonner "We have been disappointed with political ideas and theories of government. They are nothing but scams, justifications, and puffery. One tries to put something over on the common man… the other claims it was for his own good… and the third pretends that he’d be lost without it. Most are not really “theories” at all… but prescriptions, blueprints for creating the kind of government the “theorist” would like to have. Not surprisingly, it is a blueprint that flatters his intellect and engages his imagination. But it doe...more »
*Source: La Vanguardia (Spain)Date: 11.06.2015* *Spain: Not a UFO, Space Junk* *Guardia Civil* placed under alert after two shepherds discover a grey sphere that gave off heat and was surrounded by a small crater. Madrid/Murcia (Sara Barderas) - Francisco and Juan Espin, sibling shepherds from the Murcia region, were nonplussed to see that object in the middle of the field where they kept their sheep and goats. The greyish orb gave off heat and had formed a small crater around itself. They had never seen anything similar. "This must've fallen from the sky," they said to each oth...more »
Native Americans Defenders Surge: Oak Flat Lives as Keystone XL Dies By Brenda Norrell Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill into the Senate on Thursday to undo the assault on Apaches ceremonial grounds of Oak Flat. The assault was earlier spearheaded by Arizona Sen. John McCain, targeting this sacred land with a massive copper mine. Today, Native Americans are celebrating
More than 250,000 people have been killed in Syria's war, which began in 2011 (AFP Photo/Omar Haj Kadour) *Reuters*: *Saudi Arabia's 'intensified' support to Syrian rebels is reportedly slowing regime advances* Offensives by the Syrian army and its allies backed by Russian air strikes are going more slowly than expected due to increased Saudi support to rebels, senior sources close to the Syrian government said, as the insurgents pressed a counter attack on Friday. Rebels captured the village of Atshan in Hama province, the second setback for the government and its allies in that ...more »
[image: ben carson6 - 400] Never underestimate the capacity of the media to propagandize against Republicans. That's the theme of this morning's overwrought news coverage on Dr. Ben Carson's supposed "lie" regarding a "scholarship" to West Point. The story began withPolitico, which ran with the... Continue reading *“No, Ben Carson Didn’t Lie about West Point”* at *dailywire.com*.
*The source of this article is currently unknown... -AK* *Interview with Musician Jim Morrison of The Doors* *Lizzie James:* I think fans of The Doors see you as a savior, the leader who'll set them all free. How do you feel about that? It's kind of a heavy burden, isn't it? *Jim Morrison:* It's absurd. How can I set free anyone who doesn't have the guts to stand up alone and declare his own freedom? I think it's a lie--people claim they want to be free--everybody insists that freedom is what they want the most, the most sacred and precious thing a man can possess. But that's bulls...more »
If you were pleased at BBC Radio 4 for, for once, going beyond its comfort zone last week and broadcasting Roger Scruton's intensely-argued defence of free speech on *A Point of View*, with its (vanishingly-rare-for-BBC-Radio-4) criticisms of people who hurl accusations of 'Islamophobia' and 'homophobia' at others... ...or if you felt that the one tiny chink of light in the BBC's gushing, overwhelmingly uncritical coverage of the release of Shaker Aamer was the occasional glimpse of someone from the Henry Jackson Society (such as Robin Simcox or Douglas Murray) sounding a note of ...more »
By Paul Homewood http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/11/05/is-government-tinkering-with-global-warming-data.html Judith Curry has this guest post on Fox News: The hottest topic in climate research is the observation that global average surface temperature, as well as satellite observations of temperatures in the atmosphere, has shown little or no warming during the 21st century. Now the political climate […]
An F-15C leaves its English base for Turkey on Friday. Air Force / Nigel Sandridge *Mark Thompson, Time*: *U.S. and Russia Sending Weapons to Syria Best-Suited for Shooting at Each Other* *Deployments raise questions about possible targets* Those heartbreaking stories of a youngster killed by a parent’s wayward gun can lead one to wonder: what the heck was Dad thinking? Yet something similar seems to be happening as Russia and the U.S. deploy forces to fight in Syria. While they’re battling different rebel groups inside that wartorn land—the U.S. is going after the Islamic State ...more »
[image: Carly Fiorina The View Feminism - 400] Carly Fiorina faced off with the ladies of "The View" on Friday, taking her seat at the table across from the women who called her smile "demented" and said that her face after the most-recent republican presidential debate was worthy... Continue reading *“Carly Fiorina Battles on The View: ‘I’ve Been Called All Kinds of Things’”* at *foxnews.com*.
[image: Joyce Mitchell - 900] PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The former prison employee who provided the tools that two murderers used to cut their way out of a maximum-security facility in northern New York will pay the state nearly $80,000 to cover the costs of...more »
[image: Ben Carson Speaking - 400] Ben Carson's campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has... Continue reading *“Ben Carson Admits Account of West Point Scholarship Inaccurate”* at *politico.com*.
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 05: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions during his first weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol November 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ryan discussed a range of issues including the way he intends to allow members of the House introduce legislation and offer amendments.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Late nights dealing with scores of amendments on the House floor. An invite to the famously staid Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, to appear at an open mic session. A conversation so inclusive that “people...more »
*UPDATE: November 6, 2015* I was leaning towards the theory that the Russian passenger jet was brought down by an on-board bomb. Then the BBC reported it...so I knew *it must not be true*...I had to go back to the reverse-engineering drawing board. As I've said many times before, the BBC is the "official liar" of the cabal. It lies for two reasons...to spread evil around the world and...to communicate by code to the cabalists what's really going on. I merely reverse-engineer the lies to get at the truth. Here's an excellent example from today's BBC. I have put my comments *in re...more »
“Sweden – long proud of its humanitarian reputation and for providing asylum to refugees – has applied to the European Commission to relocate some of the migrants it has received to other EU countries. Speaking on the programme is Ylva Johansson, Swedish Employment Minister.” So it says on the BBC Today Programme’s running order. (8:30) Ylva sounded ever so nice. She was concerned that Sweden couldn’t cope, short-term, with mass immigration. There just aren’t enough houses and resources to accommodate them. In the long term, however, she saw immigration as one hundred percent be...more »
President Obama rejects Keystone XL pipelineOWE AKU: Years of Grassroots Activism Kills Keystone XL Pipeline Images from Moccasins on the Ground, Owe Aku's educational and nonviolent direct action training project that, along with allies across the continent, helped defeat one of the world's largest corporations and two national governments in order to protect
*Which would you rather see go over the cliff, Exxon's stock price or your grandchildren's future? **Sometimes you have to clear out the old to make room for the new. * *by Gaius Publius* Short and simple. There have been multiple calls for RICO investigations and/or lawsuit filings against Exxon and the rest of the fossil fuel industry thanks to the investigative work by Inside Climate News and separately, the LA Times. There have also been calls for the SEC to investigate Exxon, using, I think, Sarbanes-Oxley, which provides for criminal penalties and jail time for corporate ex...more »
Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson articulated his rejection of evolution, with an eloquence we’ve come to expect from the retired neurosurgeon. Gawker reports: Take it away, doc: “They say, ‘Carson, ya know, how can you be a surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and believe that God created the Earth, and not believe in evolution, which is the basis of all knowledge and all science?’,” Carson said during his second speech. “Well, you know, it’s kind of funny. But I do believe God created us, and I did just fine. So I don’t know where they get that stuff from, ya know? It’s not tru...more »
Army and Air Force troops train at a remote landing strip in Djibouti. Air Force photo *Joseph Trevithick, War Is Boring: **Ready to Sneak All Over the Middle East* *U.S. Air Force helped set stage for new Syria mission years ago.* When the Pentagon announced plans to send a team of commandos to Syria, no one seemed to stop and ask the most basic question – how are they going to get into an active war zone in the first place? Official documents show that the U.S. Air Force likely set the stage for this secretive mission years ago. One of the Air Force Special Operations Command’s...more »
Excellent article on the City of London's support of UK nuclear: Jeffrey Henderson. Britain’s nuclear deal with China is a boon for bankers – and no one else. The Conversation, November 5, 2015 11.15am EST https://theconversation.com/britains-nuclear-deal-with-china-is-a-boon-for-bankers-and-no-one-else-49413 At first glance, it seems an almost inexplicable paradox. A right-wing British government has invited companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party – and in one case, the Chinese military – into the heart of the UK’s strategically vital energy infrastructure. The nucle...more »
By Paul Homewood 24 days to Paris, and still no climate plans from Saudi Arabia or Qatar. But let’s have a look at Indonesia, 12th biggest emitter of CO2. Their INDC boils down to this. http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/indc/Submission%20Pages/submissions.aspx Assuming a binding, global agreement, involving of course lots of aid money, they […]
Most court cases are very important to the people involved and of little or no importance to others. So if I lose my job and sue my employer it' important to me and my employer but it really doesn't affect anyone else. My family may be interested in what happens but no principle of law or new government policy will come out of my wrongful dismissal case But sometimes a court case has real implications for people who aren't directly involved. Usually the cases that have such an extended impact are about the validity of government actions; while they directly affect only the parties ...more »
*USA Today:* *Pentagon's failed Syria program cost $2 million per trainee* WASHINGTON — When the Pentagon pulled the plug last month on its plan to train and field a force of moderate Syrians to combat the Islamic State, it had spent $384 million, or $2 million per fighter, for a program that produced dismal results, according to interviews and spending figures obtained by USA TODAY. The Pentagon had tabbed $500 million in 2015 for the effort and promised to graduate 3,000 trained and equipped New Syrian Forces fighters this year, and 5,000 annually thereafter to combat the Islamic...more »
*RT:* *Russia suspends flights to Egypt due to security concerns after Sinai crash* President Vladimir Putin has agreed with the Federal Security Service to halt all Russian flights to Egypt following an October 31 passenger plane crash in Sinai that killed all 224 people on board. "As long as we haven’t established the causes of the incident, I consider it appropriate to suspend the flights of Russian aircraft to Egypt. This primarily applies to the tourist flow,” FSB director Aleksandr Bortnikov told a meeting of the Russian Anti-Terror Committee on Friday. Egypt has provided R...more »
[image: Joey and Rory - 400] On Thursday evening (Nov. 5), Joey + Rory asked loved ones, friends and fans, wherever they were, to stop and say a prayer for Joey Feek as she faces her terminal cancer diagnosis. In Feek's hometown of Alexandria, Ind., people were more than... Continue reading *“Country Stars Gather for Joey Feek Prayer Vigil as She Faces Terminal Cancer Diagnosis”* at *theboot.com*.
[image: Russian crash - 400] Egyptian authorities say a bomb is the most plausible reason for last weekend’s deadly Russian jet crash after takeoff from Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh Airport, as Russia decides to halt all flights to Egypt. A government official in Sharm el... Continue reading *“Metrojet Plane Crash: Egyptian Authorities Say Bomb is Most Plausible Scenario as Russia Halts Flights”* at *abcnews.go.com*.
*VOA*: *Putin Halts Russian Flights to Egypt* Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended all of his country's commercial flights to Egypt Friday as investigators continue to probe whether a bomb brought down the Russian jetliner last weekend that crashed into the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard. The Russian leader acted quickly after the chief of the country's FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, recommended the halt in flights "until we have determined the true reasons" for last Saturday's crash. *MIDDLE EAST* U.S., allies conduct *23 more air strikes in Syr...more »
Activist group Anonymous have released the names of hundreds of alleged KKK supremacist sympathisers in the United States. The ‘hactivist’ group said that the release of data was a “form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics” of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan affiliates throughout history. Russia Today reports: According to the hacktivist group, it began compiling the list about 11 months ago, following the killing of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, last August. Last year th...more »
According to an ORB International poll, 81% of Syrians believe ISIS is foreign/American made. We’ve seen ISIS driving around in Humvees and Toyota’s supplied by the US. We’ve seen them using American-made rifles. We know rebels who’ve received money from the American government have become top ISIS officials. A secret Pentagon report revealed that the US not only foresaw the likely rise of ISIS as a result of its foreign policy in Syria, but that it also saw the creation of ISIS as a strategic way to fight Assad. And we also know that our politicians love to use ISIS as a talking ...more »
[image: President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, announce he's rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest, Friday Nov. 6, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama killed a Canadian energy giant’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring the proposed project wouldn’t serve U.S. national interests and would have undercut America’s global leadership on climate change. The...more »
[image: F-15C Fighter Jets - 400] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The U.S. military says it has deployed six F-15C jets to Turkey’s southern Incirlik air base to help defend Turkish airspace against potential intruders. The deployment of the air-to-air combat planes, announced Friday, comes after two...more »
[image: Jobs - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs and likely setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month. The unemployment rate dipped to...more »
An article called “What Do Palestinians Want?” has been doing the rounds in a particular area of the blogosphere over the last couple of days. It was written by Daniel Polisar a political scientist, and the provost and executive vice-president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. I see him as (mainly) addressing an Israeli audience when he says: “Absent almost entirely from this discussion has been any attempt to understand the perspective of everyday Palestinians. “ I’d venture that the perspective of everyday Palestinians is precisely what much of the UK media, especially the BBC, ...more »
The time has come, so walk away from the Google Monster and get the hell out of Dodge!! Introducing the New Home of Removing the Shackles & Transpicuous News!!! The decision to get off of Blogger and move to an independent host was a major one, that was finally forced upon me with the Google monster rearing it's ugly head time and time again. From this point on, all new articles and videos will be posted on my new website. The plan is to slowly move the content from RTS over to it's new home and to populate the video archive's for Transpicuous News and the One People's Roundtab...more »
Two sets of authors have withdrawn their papers from the Journal of Biological Chemistry. We’re telling you about the both together because, true to JBC form, there’s not too much to say. The retraction notices for both papers — about the molecular underpinnings of cardiac fibroblasts and melanoma cells — are identical: This article has […] The post Authors withdraw two papers from JBC — and that’s all we know appeared first on Retraction Watch.
A concept drawing of the next-generation long-range strike bomber. (Northrop Grumman) *Stratfor Analysis:* *How a New Bomber Will Shape U.S. Military Strategy* *Forecast* The United States' new long-range strike bomber aircraft will combine existing technologies in one model to make the U.S. bomber fleet more effective and versatile. The move to bring all U.S. bombers under a single, separate command will raise their status and make them a key component of the U.S. strategy to project power worldwide. The networking technology used in contemporary fighter aircraft and unmanned ...more »
A farmer who provided raw milk to his community was reportedly arrested and jailed after he removed government surveillance cameras from his own property. The cameras, which had no identification on them, apparently belonged to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and were put there to spy on Glencolton Farms. The Canadian government is now filing charges against the farmer for ‘theft.’ Natural Society reports: When Michael Schmidt found cameras on his land that had been spying on him and his friends, he simply removed them and contacted the local police department...more »
One Peoples Discussion- Nov 2, 2015 11/6/2015 0 Comments [image: Picture] On Monday's One People Discussion, Lisa and I dug into several topics, starting with the timeline/dimensional/ jumps that we keep seeing. Those "Mandela Effects" pieces just keep coming to our attention, faster and bigger and less ignorable. lol. Below is the Archive Video from the November 2 2015 show. BE SURE to join us for this weeks show 'cause WOW!!!! We have a lot to talk about on this subject as a whole lot more interesting pieces fell into place during several discussions in the UnFuckers Uni...more »
[image: The damaged hospital in which the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical charity operated is seen on October 13, 2015 following an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz. Thirty-three people are still missing days after a US air strike on an Afghan hospital, the medical charity has warned, sparking fears the death toll could rise significantly.] Doctors without Borders confirm that their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, did not display any internationally recognized markings showing it was a hospital when a U.S. gunship attacked the facility Oct. 3, killing 22 and injuring...more »
*FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015Part 4—Prelude to last week's debate:* In this morning's Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer shares one conservative's view of last week's presidential debate. In Krauthammer's view, the moderators of the debate were obnoxious and incompetent. On the whole, we're inclined to agree. He says the moderators handed the GOP a gift. We're inclined to see it that way too. How did Krauthammer view the debate? We think it's worth recording his outlook in some detail: KRAUTHAMMER (11/6/15): The CNBC debate was a gift for the GOP, *so unadorned a demonstration of ...more »
Thanks to Norm Scott, some amazing video has been posted that details the zero tolerance penal regimen used at the "no excuses" Achievement First charter schools in New York. This clip below, which runs 28 minutes, features a parent who served for four years on Achievement First school board before she finally got fed up and pulled her child before he entered high school. The testimony in this video corroborates the conditions documented by former "no excuses" teachers, whose stories form a central part of *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teaching*. Achievemen...more »
Anyone who has read the LA Times on education knows that they are just as cozy with CorpEd as WaPo, the NYTimes, or even the Nashville Tennessean. For Eli Broad, however, coziness is not enough. He wants total control. The *Columbia Journalism Review* looks inside the ongoing efforts by Eli Broad to buy the print media in Los Angeles, where he has boasted of his plans to have half of LA's public school children attending charter chain gangs by 2023. The clip below indicates what Southern California readers will contend with if Broad succeeds. It pinpoints what occurred in the ...more »
Thousands turned out to watch as the Lewes Bonfire Society torched a David Cameron effigy on Guy Fawkes night. The giant sculpture, depicting the Prime Minister in Union Jack underwear, holding a pig’s head in his lap, was paraded through the narrow streets of Lewes, East Sussex, which has been dubbed the UK’s bonfire capital. The annual event in Lewes is well knows for using satirical creations to poke fun at famous or controversial figures. The Cameron sculpture was designed with reference to the recent “piggate” allegations, which claim that Mr Cameron put “a private part of his ...more »
[image: Dr. Ben Carson — The Stream] With Dr. Ben Carson now leading the GOP pack in some polls, many of his detractors are insisting the former brain surgeon is unsuited for the presidency. Others are wildly enthusiastic about him, drawn to his calm, rational voice and...more »
*Startfor*: *How Russia Plans to Allocate Its Military Budget* A critical shift in the Kremlin's budgetary planning is the flat growth in defense spending, which had risen steadily every year since 2011. The Kremlin had planned on expanding defense spending from the 2014 budget to 2015 by 20 percent but only increased spending by 10 percent because of financial constraints. However, defense was the only government sector that did not see its budget cut. The 2016 budget will increase the defense budget by only 0.8 percent, to 3.145 trillion rubles. (This amount is half of 2015's bu...more »
[image: Ben Carson CNN] Washington (CNN)Ben Carson slammed CNN’s reporting into his past as a “bunch of lies” in a combative interview on Friday, strengthening his defense of his violent past that the media have thus far been unable to corroborate. “This is a... Continue reading *“Ben Carson on Questions about His Past: “Bunch of Lies’”* at *cnn.com*.
[image: Book: "Individual"] ALAN EASON -- In winter 2012, the book Indivisible was published and quickly became a bestseller. Written by evangelical James Robison and Catholic Jay Richards, it was endorsed by Governor Mike Huckabee and many other national leaders. The introduction to the...more »
[image: job growth] Treasuries plunged after a government report showed the pace of U.S. job growth accelerated in October, bolstering speculation that the economy will be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month. Yields on two-year Treasuries rose... Continue reading *“Treasuries Tumble as Job Gains Back Case for Fed Rate Increase”* at *bloomberg.com*.
Doctors Without Borders released its internal report on Thursday about the October attack on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The report casts some serious doubt on the U.S. government’s insistence that the attack was not intentional. The medical humanitarian organization, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF, revealed that U.S. planes shot at staff members who were fleeing the hospital. The Huffington Post reports: The report, which found that the U.S.-led attack killed at least 30 people, describes in brutal detail the severity of the attack, noting that “patients bur...more »
http://www.thequotepedia.com It's not easy to carry the high expectations of a nation on your shoulders. Just ask Barack Obama. That is the task facing Justin Trudeau. He's made a lot of promises -- and it will take time to implement them. Take the Inquiry Into Murdered Indigenous Women. Michael Harris writes: The new minister for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, has already felt the pressure to call a public inquiry into 1,200 missing and murdered native women that Stephen Harper refused to call. In the first scrum of...more »
The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. US Navy Photo *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *America's Great Aircraft Carrier Crisis: Lots of Demand, Not Enough Ships* The U.S. Navy is struggling to meet its worldwide commitments with only ten aircraft carriers in the fleet. The service has been down to ten flattops ever since USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was retired in December 2012. The Navy will only return to...more »
*do you even know who Tanya Chamberlain is?* *From her obit:* November 6, 2015 Tanya L.(Wilson)Chamberlain was born September 8, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri and departed this life on November 1, 2015 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri at the age of 43 years, 1 month and 23 days. She was the daughter of Darrell W. Wilson and Genia (Lilly) Fetters. source *Tanya did not "depart" willingly.* *She was repeatedly and brutally stabbed until she departed.* LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) - Two teenagers have been arrested in the brutal stabbing death of a 43-year-old Lee’s Summit woman. This comes...more »
*Trailer Video* *MIDNIGHT RIDE the Movie Premieres Friday, November 06 2015* Watch the movie for free right here! *Friday, November 06 2015*8pm to 1 a.m. midnight Eastern time7:00 pm to Midnight Central time6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Mountain time5pm to 10pm Pacific time *NOTE: The movie is 111 minutes in length.* *To watch the movie, simply re-open this article at the time listed above. I will place the video into this article just minutes before it “goes live”. I will take the movie down at the time designated above, so please note the time carefully — you have a five hour window for v...more »
Thirteen papers in Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids now have an expression of concern, after it came to light that an author on most of the papers coordinated the peer-review process. David Y. Gao, a well-known and prolific mathematician at the Federation University Australia, is the author of 11 of the papers, and also the guest editor of […] The post Author’s coordination of peer review flags 13 math papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.
[image: Poll graphic - 900 000] What if the polls just stopped working? Admittedly, this needs work as a plot device for a Stephen King novel. But for politics, it might be pretty awesome. This week, businessman Matt Bevin won a stunning upset in the Kentucky...more »
[image: Jackson Height Hugging Incident] Relatives of an eighth-grade girl in Central Florida hired an attorney after she was given detention for hugging a classmate, local media reported Wednesday. The attorney, Matt Morgan, criticized the school’s decision, saying it “sends the wrong message to our... Continue reading *“Family of Florida Girl Given Detention for Hugging Hires Attorney”* at *foxnews.com*.
*VOA: **Obama, Netanyahu to Meet on Mideast Security* WHITE HOUSE - The speech was unprecedented. “My friends, for over a year, we've been told that no deal is better than a bad deal. Well, this is a bad deal. It's a very bad deal. We're better off without it.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not have been more blunt, as he stood before Congress on March 3 and delivered a pointed critique of U.S.-led efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu spoke at the invitation of then-Republican House Speaker John Boehner, as the Obama administration worked to hammer o...more »
*The Atlantic:* *George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld* *The 41st president’s comments criticizing two of his son’s closest advisers on the Iraq war are rooted in tensions dating back to the Ford administration.* One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line an...more »
*Reuters:* *Netanyahu's new media chief has called Obama anti-Semitic, Kerry 'comical'* JERUSALEM (Reuters) - He has accused Barack Obama of anti-Semitism, suggested his own country's president was not important enough to assassinate and described U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as having the mental abilities of a 12-year-old. Ran Baratz's Facebook and web page barbs might have remained forever on the margins of social media, save for one thing: the appointment of the 42-year-old philosophy lecturer as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new communications director. A...more »
[image: The 24m-long (80ft) blue, glass wall is in front of the Berlin Philharmonie building, where the office housing the Nazi "euthanasia" programme once stood, stands as a memorial to the more than 200,000 victims who were killed by Nazis.] BERLIN (AP) -- German lawmakers passed a bill Friday allowing assisted suicide for “altruistic motives” but banning the practice in cases where it is being conducted on a “business” basis. The issue is a particularly sensitive topic in a country...more »
President El Sessi of Egypt has recently addressed the nation regarding the national and international accomplishments achieved in Egypt during the past 18 months. What was of interest to me as social scientist was his emphasis on population growth? He stated, “ Egypt is facing a ticking bomb.” He, of course, was referring to Egypt high population growth. “There are 2.5 million new babies per year”. According to the Egyptian census record, by the end of December 2015, the total population will be 90 million people. This figure excludes the 8 to 10 million Egyptians working outside ...more »
[image: Newseum] Washington, DC--Evangelical Christians are among the most influential groups of activists and voters in America today. Yet, when it comes to scholarly discussion of international affairs, conservative evangelicals are astonishingly underrepresented. With the launch of Providence, the Institute for Religion and... Continue reading *“New Evangelical Christian Magazine on Foreign Policy Launches”* at *juicyecumenism.com*.
[image: suffrage movement] On the issue of abortion, they would not. Many of today's feminists see abortion as one of the touchstones of their movement. Yet many of the early leaders of the women's suffrage movement in the U.S. believed that the rights... Continue reading *“The Suffragettes Would Not Agree with Feminists Today on Abortion”* at *time.com*.
[image: Coach Joe Kennedy Bremerton High School] If it weren't for the Joe Kennedys of the coaching world I wouldn't have become the man I am today, played for the Seahawks, and certainly would not have made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I also... Continue reading *“Hall-of-Famer Steve Largent: Coaches Like Joe Kennedy are Why I Made It in the NFL”* at *seattletimes.com*.
I don't know how many years we've been asking about Fred Upton taking bribes from the special interests he champions. Two years ago we asked directly How Does Fred Upton Define Bribery? and two years before that there was another one, and a real doozy in 2011. But Upton and quid pro quos go back long before *DWT* even started. This week, though, David Sirota and Andrew Perez stumbled across Upton when they were investigating who takes bribes from Big Oil and Gas for the *International Business Times*. First though, keep in mind that since 1990-- Upton was first elected to Congress ...more »
Tarpley - " Who can we quote, we can quote perhaps from Godfrey Goodman, let’s see if we find him, *Godfrey Goodman was the Anglican bishop of Gloucester*, and he was contemporary of these events, and his finding is, Cecil knew about Catholic resentment of James I, and *“because he would show his service to the state, he first contrived and then discovered a treason, and the more odious and hateful the treason was the more his service would be greater, and the more acceptable.”* Another one, *Short View of English History*, “*Some have affirmed that this design was first hammered...more »
The Kremlin has lashed out at Downing Street over their failure to share crucial intelligence that indicates Saturday’s Russian passenger plane crash in Sinai, was caused by an ISIS bomb. Russian and Egyptian investigators had reportedly been focusing on a potential technical fault and are yet to reach a conclusion on the causes of the crash Doubts were cast on that theory however when British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Thursday that it was “more likely than not” a bomb caused the deadly plane crash. RT reports: Prior to this, the UK government had ordered all flight...more »
My daughter's Frozen party is hands down one of my favorite parties ever. I loved all of the little details and all of the kids were just so excited about everything. The decorations, you will need: - Two glass vases - Two snowflake yard stakes - Cotton balls - A blue plastic table cloth - Foam snowflakes - Baker's twine - tape and glue - wood letters that spell "Let It Go" - Blue paint The decorations on this table were simple and frugal. I painted wooden letters from the craft store that spelled Let It Go blue and then I glued them to the front o...more »
*Greg Sheridan, The Australian*: *Nuclear submarines raise the stakes in the South China Sea* If you think things are a bit willing in the South China Sea now, after the US sailed the USS Lassen within 12 nautical miles of Beijing’s artificially created establishment on Subi Reef, wait until China moves nuclear weapons into the region, later this year or early next year. First of all, though, let’s not panic. Beijing is certainly a rational actor and has generally avoided giant blunders. Just lately it has undertaken a number of reassuring moves and gestures. It sent Premier Li K...more »
The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen sails in the Pacific Ocean in a November 2009 photo provided by the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/US Navy/CPO John Hageman/Handout via Reuters *Reuters:* *'Hope to see you again': China warship to U.S. destroyer after South China Sea patrol* As soon as the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached 12-nautical-mile territorial limits around one of China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea last week, a Chinese warship shadowing its movements began demanding answers. "'Hey, you are in Chinese waters. What is your intention?'," it...more »
When he testified to an overly friendly Senate committee last month about the American military attack on a charity hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, General John Campbell promised a full accounting of the "collateral carnage" by Halloween. His self-imposed deadline has come and gone. Everybody is shocked, shocked I tell you. Not. Meanwhile, an independent report released Thursday by the actual victim of the attack, Médecins Sans Frontières, was also greeted with a group yawn by the complicit mass media. Revelations that doctors were decapitated or had their legs blown off by America...more »
Cliff Richard has been re-interviewed by South Yorkshire police investigating alleged sexual assaults. A spokesman for the star said that Richard met with officers voluntarily. He did not offer any details about the interview but earlier this year South Yorkshire Police chief constable David Crompton had said its investigation into the veteran entertainer had “increased significantly in size” and involved “more than one allegation”. Sir Cliff, 75, was interviewed under caution last year by detectives investigating a claim of a sex crime involving a young boy in the 1980s, but has ne...more »
[image: Netanyahu and Obama] President Obama has concluded that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is beyond reach during his presidency and will press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take steps to preserve the mere possibility of a two-state solution, senior... Continue reading *“Obama Administration Concedes That Mideast Peace Is Beyond Reach on His Watch”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
[image: Planned Parenthood] Planned Parenthood spent tens of thousands of dollars backing six Congressional representatives who have been appointed to a committee to investigate the abortion business. Pro-abortion Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi appointed the pro-abortion Democrats on Wednesday to the Select Panel on abortion... Continue reading *“Planned Parenthood Donated $43,362 to Democrats Appointed to Committee to Investigate It”* at *lifenews.com*.
[image: affordable care act obamacare - 900] Before 11 of the 23 nonprofit insurers created under Obamacare announced they would be closing their doors, the top executives running their operations raked in large sums of money. According to 2013 tax filings accessed through Guidestar.org, the top executives...more »
[image: African Bishops United Methodist Church] As the United Methodist Church's global Council of Bishops meets in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, the Bishops of the Central Conferences of Africa have just released a statement from their own recent fall meeting at which they examined their own... Continue reading *“Unlike Many of Their U.S. Counterparts, United Methodist Bishops in Africa Reaffirm Biblical Teaching on Marriage”* at *juicyecumenism.com*.
One of the most eye-catching bumps glimpsed by the LHC is the ATLAS' apparently new \(W_R^\pm\)-boson whose mass is about \(2\TeV\) and that seems to decay to \(WW\), \(WZ\), or \(ZZ\): excesses are seen in all these three final states. Moreover, the CMS also sees an excess in a different channel that could result from the same \(2\TeV\) particle. We've discussed the explanations in terms of new bosons coupled to right-handed fermions (see also the 2-3-5 text) or new intrinsically stringy bosons. There exist papers involving the Higgs compositeness, too. But the most supersymmetric ...more »
[image: EasyJet British airline] SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Hundreds of British tourists stranded in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh from where a doomed Russian plane took off last weekend, waited anxiously Friday for flights home as budget carrier easyJet said the Egyptian...more »
[image: Portugal Debt Crisis Communist Party] LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Die-hard communists are poised to walk the corridors of power in Portugal, and a new generation of leftist radicals is right beside them. The Portuguese Communist Party and the radical Left Bloc say they are hitching...more »
Guest Post by Alex Henney WINDMILLS DO NOT MITIGATE CO2 AS CLAIMED ON THE TIN1 Alex Henney2 and Fred Udo3 “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do sir?” J.M. Keynes INTRODUCTION Peter Land posted a blog “Wind turbines’ CO2 and abatement cost” on 27 April 2015 based […]
*Now is the time to transform yourselves and come to understand who speaks words of truth in loving kindness and who speaks words that continue your imprisonment within your dark, joyless worlds of fear. * *Be not as those who speak of love and freedom and encourage that which is weakest within others only so as to manipulate them for their own purposes. Accept not the words of those who speak of peace and freedom and propagate death and destruction within your world. As a great prophet once said, "You will know them by their fruits."* *Free yourselves from this grand deceptio...more »
Another outstanding and critical posting in http://wattsupwiththat.com/ by Willis Eschenbach, Thirty Years of Subsidies, November 5, 2015. He pointed at the US federal government energy subsidies -- in the US alone (EU, Canada, Japan, etc. not included), in 2013 alone (previous years not included). Subsidies to coal + nat gas + nuke = $5.1 billion. Subsidies to all renewables including biofuels = $15.0 billion. Of which for solar and wind alone = $11.3 billion. Wow. Source: http://www.eia.gov/analysis/requests/subsidy/ The above subsidies to renewables also do NOT include: -- subs...more »
Evening Wrap...... *euronews* @euronews 36m 36 minutes ago EU awards millions in emergency funds to help Slovenia and Croatia handle migrant influx http://eurone.ws/37a7hi *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini 3h 3 hours ago Recap depends on prior actions http://dlvr.it/CgR6GW [image: Embedded image permalink] *fred walton* @fredwalton216 5h 5 hours agoPhiladelphia, PA fred walton Retweeted NBC News Total exposure -as high as 38 billion ? Wow... fred walton added, *NBC News* @NBCNews CO2 taxes add to cost of VW's emissions scandal http://nbcnews.to/1WFt...more »
*Storms of change bring Inner Rest* by ÉirePort Storms of change bring Inner Rest. Flights begin for all in contact with the Inner Guides. Hue-manity begins, in full. hu-manity admits defeat, and relinquishes the fantasy. Nova Gaia begins. ÉirePort | November 6, 2015 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-w0
America is the land of the unlimited possibilities. Sadly, it's often the case when it comes to unbelievably outrageous events, too. The New York State's prosecutor Eric Schneiderman has actually started the investigation of Exxon. The company is accused of "having lied about the effects of carbon dioxide on climate change for 40 years". What is going on here? I will discuss the actual events that are supposed to form the "foundation" of these lawsuits momentarily. But there's one obvious point: "the effects of carbon dioxide and/or/on climate change" are a scientific question an...more »
Do You Believe That By Eating GMOs, You Will Digging Yourself An Early Grave? Well this surely shows that those who visit my blog are well informed about the different between healthful and wholesome food and genetically manipulated poison.
The Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) *via New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)* Global Research Canada, 5 November 2015 *The text of the Agreement was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by chapter below. * *The text will continue to undergo legal review and will be translated into French and Spanish language versions prior to signature.* - Preamble [PDF, 21KB] - 1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions [PDF, 61KB] - The Chapter includes the following Annex: - Annex 1-A: Party-Sp...more »
Countercurrents, RINF, Global Research Click here to support Colin's writing There is a global depopulation agenda. The plan is to remove the ‘undesirables’, ‘the poor’ and others deemed to be ‘unworthy’ and a drain on finite resources. However, according to Rosemary Mason, the plan isn’t going to work because an anthropogenic mass extinction is already underway that will affect all life on the planet and both rich and poor alike. Humans will struggle to survive the phenomenon. A new paper by Rosemary A Mason in the 'Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry', indicates that a ‘...more »
*“Weekly News Wrapup, 11/6/15”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “The U.S. is sending a dozen F-15’s to Turkey. The F-15 specialize in air-to-air combat. The Pentagon officially says the jets are to “ensure the safety” of NATO allies, but there is much speculation that the jets could also offer protection to the Kurds and the recently announced Special Ops Forces going to help “train” the Kurds. There is also the fear that these jets could meet Russian jet fighters in air-to-air combat either on purpose or accident. They have plenty of other U.S. Airforce firepower in Turkey such as...more »
"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you." - William Arthur Ward
Science is adamant, "Man clearly evolved from monkeys." Religion is convinced, "Man clearly made in God's image." Neither need be right, but get this straight in your mind, "Ice cores show that there may have been *FIVE AGES OF MODERN MAN* in the last 500,000 years." Not one i.e. the world-famous Mitochondrial Eve, otherwise known as the *Out Of Africa* theory, but *many* species of Modern Human. All over the world, at different epochs, in different times... What we see now as *Homo Sapiens* is just the most recent of the Five Waves of Modern Man, those that came 'after' the Last...more »
I absolutely love baby wearing and I am so excited to share one of my favorite carriers with you today! Since it's inception in 1961, BABYBJÖRN's mission has been to make day-to-day life easier for parents of small children by developing safe and innovative products of the highest quality for children up to three years old. Their Baby Carrier One Air is no exception! Ruth from Viva Veltoro had the opportunity to review this ergonomical carrier with her new baby and she's talking all about the benefits of babywearing while using the Baby Carrier One Air. Be sure to read her post fo...more »
Good description. "Crapification." Also, "nonexistencification" for those educated at higher levels. Giving lie to the idea that citizens just need more education/training today in order to get these jobs. Because H-1B's aren't required to possess much education at all (let alone language skills) in order to get them. (Surprise! But it's the truth.) They just have to be in the U.S.
[image: US Troops in Iraq-900] U.S. Army soldiers teach Iraqi troops how to pull security during an exercise at Iraq’s Besmaya Range Complex on Oct. 25, 2015. May God bless each and every American service member serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and around the world....more »
*November 6, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Imagine an arsonist lighting a building ablaze, then turning around, changing into a firefighter's uniform, and running back toward it, not with a fire hose but instead, rolling a drum of gasoline in front of him. Would anyone believe that his intentions are to extinguish the blaze? Or would it be obvious that the goal is to compound the fire, so that no matter how much effort is organized against it, it can never be put out - not until everything is destroyed first? *Meet the Arsonists * The United States has been illegally plying the...more »
Global Research, Countercurrents, RINF Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. The use of glyphosate is widespread throughout Europe. However, on 20 March the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.” This is just one step below the risk designation of “known carcinogen.” Glyphosate has been detected in human bodies, food, water and in the air. Its use has been strongly associated with various diseases (see this and this). Following the WHO’s classi...more »
*Washington Times*: *Obama pushes military frustration to highest level in decades* *President’s overly cautious, centralized style irking Pentagon* Key lawmakers from both parties say frustration with the White House among the top military officers is at its highest level in decades, the product of President Obama’s cautious approach to the wars in Syria and Iraq and an indecisive inner circle of White House advisers who, critics say, have iced the Pentagon out of the policymaking process. “There’s a level of dissatisfaction among the uniformed military that I’ve never seen in m...more »
*Photo*: Tech. Sgt. Aaron D. Allmon II. Home of the Brave *Washington Times:* *Aaron Allmon case makes Minot Air Force Base ground zero in military’s new gender wars* Combat photographer accused of making passes at women faces harsher punishment than Bergdahl He is an award-winning combat photographer who stands accused of trying to pick up women in the public affairs office at MinotAir Force Base in North Dakota, and for that prosecutors wanted to put him in prison for 130 years. The prosecutorial zeal was so great that an Air Force officer appointed to investigate the case said ...more »
*VOA*: *Russian Propaganda: 'The Weaponization of Information'* When a Russian news outlet edited the U.S. ambassador into a picture of an opposition rally, the U.S. Embassy countered by editing the ambassador into a series of improbable photos — for instance, on the moon and at an ice hockey rink. The idea was to show that the original photo was propaganda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Benjamin Ziff told a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday. The ploy worked. “This tweet was retweeted extensively within Russia,” he said. But Ziff went on to tell senators that re...more »
It’s more trick than treat for the hunger strikers at this Texas immigrant family detention center. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2015 As we sat in the waiting area of the Hutto “Residential” Center, … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen : *METRO* | Halloween at Hutto
[image: The End is Near Paranoia - 900] The leading lights of the left have told the unwashed masses for decades that American politics is out-of-control, and it's all their fault. As a nation, we practice "Politics in the paranoid style," as leftist historian Richard Hofstadter famously wrote...more »
[image: CORALVILLE, IA - NOVEMBER 03: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to guests at a campaign event on November 3, 2015 in Coralville, Iowa. A recently released poll has Clinton expanding her lead over rival Bernie Sanders in their quest for the Democratic nomination for president.] On Tuesday, Kentucky voters stunned the chattering classes by electing conservative Republican businessman Matt Bevin to be their next governor. While most polls had Democrat Jack Conway pegged to win the race, reality begged to differ: Bevin earned 53 percent...more »
[image: Chris Christie-900] “My mother was a smoker,” Chris Christie told a New Hampshire audience in a video that has gone viral. Though she tried everything -- gum, patches, hypnosis -- nothing worked. When she was diagnosed with cancer, he continued, “No one...more »
Hillary Clinton's team looked high and low for a position or policy where she was more "progressive" than Bernie Sanders. There isn't one. She's a moderate, poll-driven corporate-oriented politician who very carefully and methodically gets a sense of what positions will benefit her politically and then follows the herd. She never actually *leads*, not on anything. I shouldn't be singling Hillary out because that's pretty standard operating procedure for every politician in the country. But I'm bringing her up in this context because she finally cobbled together some bullshit about ...more »
Billions of American dollars are ending up in the hands of ISIS, directly from the federal reserve, according to a staggering report. The report says that the American government, contradictory to their “we do not support terrorists” rhetoric, is supplying ISIS with $13.2 billion dollars. Examiner.com reports: This discovery becomes even more chilling after the Washington Post’s release last week of some of the horrifying realities of ISIS. You can see some of Liz Sly’s coverage of that in the slideshow. Her grisly discoveries of an abandoned ISIS town include images where she came ...more »
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference has been orchestrated by the Obama administration as a major step forward towards forming a world government and a New World Order (NWO). Economicpolicyjournal.com reports: It will be the twenty-first yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the eleventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the countries, including the ...more »
The Russian Defense Ministry have strongly denied allegations that Russian Warplanes in Syria are bombing non-terrorist targets in Syria, and have alleged that the US are keeping the whereabouts of key ISIS facilities a “state secret”. Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, said on Thursday, “If we analyze what various US officials say, there is an impression that the location of terrorist-held facilities is the most classified state secret in the United States. Representatives of the Pentagon and the State Department keep mentioning them all the time without speci...more »
NATO have announced plans to potentially station permanent military units in member states that border Russia, in order to protect them from what it says are “Russian threats”. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the plans on Thursday, in a move which will see NATO discard the previous policy it had with Russia since 1997, when both sides signed an agreement called Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation, and Security. The 1997 agreement meant that NATO would refrain from any “additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces” that might upset the Krem...more »
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has recently written a subservient, grovelling lover letter to Israel in which she declares her undying love for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In the letter, Hillary says: “… We now hear of daily stabbings and shootings of innocent civilians — teenagers, parents and senior citizens. Israelis have to look over their shoulders during everyday tasks, like carrying groceries and waiting for the bus… … I have stood with Israel my entire career… … As secretary of state, I requested more assistance for Israel every year, and supported the lifesav...more »
Kim Dotcom has announced plans to build his own private internet, named MegaNet, which will be safe from government surveillance. The new form of browsing the internet will rely on its users’ unused processing power on their phones and laptops, which will be utilised to provide bandwidth to the service. Stuff.co.nz reports: “The more people that install the MegaNet app on their devices, the more powerful it will become,” Dotcom said via video link at Sydney’s SydStart conference last week. If 100 million smartphones joined up, the network would have more online storage capacity, ba...more »
Two bankers from Britain have been convicted in a US court of conspiring to manipulate a key interest rate in order to earn money for their bank and colleagues. Anthony Allen was found guilty on conspiracy to conduct wire fraud and bank fraud, along with 18 other charges which could see him locked up for decades in a US prison. Co-defendant Anthony Conti was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, along with 8 other charges. Nzherald.co.nz reports: “This is round one,” said Michael Schachter, Allen’s lawyer. Tor Ekeland, an attorney for Conti, said they would p...more »
JILL COLVIN & STEVE PEOPLESatThe Stream - 1 day ago
[image: BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorado's Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates.] NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been bumped from the main stage at next week’s GOP presidential debate, while George Pataki and Lindsey Graham have been cut from the lineup altogether. Debate sponsor Fox Business Netwo...more »
As we've been discussing for the last month or so-- and despite the indisputable fact that real costs the seniors have to spend (housing, medical, food...) have been rising-- next year will see no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries. Progressives in Congress-- as opposed to Republicans or Democrats from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party (the New Dems and Blue Dogs)-- are furious that seniors are being kicked to the curb. Elizabeth Warren in the Senate and Alan Grayson in the House are introducing legislation to *increase* income for seniors...more »
Cartoons by JoshIn order to support the man made global warming hoax, the shrill have to push the false idea that each year was hotter than the previous year and each year they say that year XXXX was the hottest on record. Last year, 2014 has been described as the hottest year: eg 2014 has taken the title of hottest year on record. How accurate are these claims? With the help of Marc Morano's CLIMATE DEPOT, these claims are debunked. *Should the COP21 delegates base billion contributions to the Green Climate Fund on "science" from these clowns? * Follow this trail: NASA:GISS and ...more »
Written by Robin Mathews Having led the odious Conservative Party and government to resounding defeat, Stephen Harper has (as might have been predicted) walked away from the mess, leaving it to someone else … anyone else … to clean up, if possible. But (also as might have been predicted) he retains his Calgary seat in the House of Commons – a necessary place to launch a comeback…. If Stephen Harper was aware (even just aware) of the 2006 election in-and-out scandal and attempted robbery of electors’ votes (four faced criminal charges – the Party made a plea-bargain, admitting ...more »
*RT: **Nuke rear-ender: Feds armored vehicle collides into truck with missile (VIDEO)* A YouTube video shows how a federal convoy allegedly transporting a nuclear warhead gets into trouble because an escort driver is unable to keep his distance from the main vehicle. A cavalcade of US federal marshals accompanied a truck that reportedly was carrying a nuclear missile. They appeared to be taking all possible safety precautions, including armored vehicles with machine guns on the ground and several helicopters in the air. *WNU Editor*: That is a lot of protection for transporting o...more »
So, this is third installment of my series on defending Obama’s foreign policy, part of an extended set of remarks for a debate with Colin Dueck that one day, weather permitting, we shall have. In part 1, I laid out the legacy of the Bush years and in part 2, I identified the Obama administration’s […]
[image: Obama] Barack Obama remains a fortunate president, insofar as the press is still invested in his success. Or, at least, in muting outrage over his failures. Any other American president who, while prosecuting an unpopular war, saw a series of critical... Continue reading *“Obama’s War Advisors Turn on Him”* at *commentarymagazine.com*.
National Catholic Register/Steve GreydanusatThe Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The Peanuts Movie] The Peanuts Movie comes billed as being "From the imagination of Charles Schulz," and, almost astonishingly, it pretty much is. You want a reboot like this to be like The Muppets, the sweetly sincere 2011 movie with Jason Segel; you fear that... Continue reading *“Even in Computer Animation, Peanuts Movie Retains Old-Fashioned Charm”* at *ncregister.com*.
*Sputnik*: *Pentagon Expert Says Russians Would ‘Annihilate’ US Army on Battlefield* *Despite the size of its military budget, the US Army isn’t as strong as one might think it is and it would certainly lose to the Russian Army in a direct confrontation on a battlefield, retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor said, according to Politico Magazine.* The deployment of the US Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Germany to Hungary that was intended to scare Russia was a joke and it wouldn't help in a real-life fighting scenario, said Macgregor, who also holds a Ph.D. in international re...more »
The headlines were that the Democrats didn't win back the Virginia state Senate. They needed a net of 1 vote to give Gov. Terry McAuliffe a working majority. In the House, though, the GOP's gigantic advantage was narrowed down-- to the point where they have lost their veto-proof majority-- with Democrats picking up 2 Northern Virginia seats where Republicans Tom Rust and David Ramadan retired Having one chamber on McAuliffe’s side could have, at least in theory, led to the sort of bipartisan deal-making that allowed then-Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) to pull off a record tax hike in 2...more »
I have no idea whether the new flashing lights are indicative of changing conditions at the plant. I do believe they are on the cranes and I've noted in the past that flashing lights often coincide with reported problems at the plant and/or emission events. Lights in frame below are not ordinarily on. The light to the left is flashing. See that the light to the left is off (flashing on and off) Big light on top off now What I'm concerned about is rising radiation levels at the site. I find it interesting that Japan's former ambassador to Switzerland, Mitsuhei Murata, has come ou...more »
[image: The Charming Youngest Candidate, Marco Rubio, Enters the Race for President] Marco Rubio has a dubious distinction among the top-tier Republican presidential candidates: He’s the only one who crafted and passed through the Senate a so-called comprehensive immigration reform that is anathema to the right. As Rubio has demonstrated considerable political...more »
[image: veterans memorial] It went down like this. In August, thousands of people rallied to keep a veterans memorial in a public park in Knoxville, Iowa -- despite a lawsuit threat from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which said the memorial should... Continue reading *“City Responds after Council Members Vote to Move Veterans Memorial Featuring a Cross”* at *theblaze.com*.
The largest Jewish movement in North America has overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday to stop discrimination against transgender people. The Biennial conference of the Union for Reform Judaism has taken a historical step by adopting a policy that embraces the transgender community and has detailed steps to be taken by synagogues and congregations in the United States. The Guardian reports: They include the adoption of gender-neutral language and the provision of gender-neutral restrooms, as well as training and education. “We’re very proud of taking this step and know it has gr...more »
[image: BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Presidential candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich (L-R), Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pose for a photo at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorado's Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON -- Where do Repub...more »
Image: Flickr/Prime Minister of Israel *Gabriel Scheinmann, National Interest*: *Israel Has No Iran Strategy* *How Netanyahu can face the Middle East after the nuclear deal… before it's too late*. After a week of meetings in Israel, one thing is clear to me: Israel has no Iran strategy. Seemingly spent from the losing public campaign against the Iranian nuclear deal, not even the passage of “Adoption Day” on October 18 roused Israeli officials from their post-deal slumber. Israelis reluctantly see themselves as bystanders to their fate—a position reinforced by Russia’s interventio...more »
President Bush is seen here in 2008 with Democrat candidate Barack Obama. The Telegraph *Matthew C. Waxman, Time*: *Why Obama’s National Security Strategy Seems a Lot Like Bush’s* *'Obama will leave behind precedents that help entrench some of the very policies that many voters expected him to repudiate.'* “If the Bush years can be caricatured as government by cowboy, energetic but shooting from the hip, the Obama era was government by lawyer, methodical and precise —sometimes to a fault.” So observes New York Times investigative reporter Charlie Savage in Power Wars: Inside Obama...more »
A flight attendant quit his job with the doomed Russian airliner a week before the crash, after his father had a premonition in a bad dream. Oleg Ermakov should have been on the flight which came down in Sinai killing all 224 people on board. Instead he was saved by his dad who had warned him to his job, after he had a vision of a catastrophe. Oleg resigned from the Russian airline Metrojet a week before the tragic incident. The Daily Star reports: Oleg was forced to watch on in horror on Saturday as he learned that Flight 9268 had crashed in the Sinai desert, killing all 224 on boar...more »
*The NATO backed rebels must have took a very big hit today! **Or should I say yesterday*? Because the road to Aleppo is cleared of explosives and ready for use! And the NATO mercs that survived, fled. *Sputnik - First the fleeing* * "The survivors fled toward Raqqa," Mayhoub said* * Six days ago YPG and friends were supposed to be moving on Raqqa* *AraNews- Then the reunion of terrorists* *“The battle for liberating Raqqa has been agreed upon by major forces in northern Syria, and the zero-hour is approaching,” the rebel commander Abu Issa said in a statement on Thursday.* * “W...more »
[image: Fort Hood victim] Six years after the Fort Hood massacre killed 13 and injured more than 30 others, at least one of the survivors says he is still fighting to have his gunshot wounds officially classified as “combat-related injuries,” despite a pledge from... Continue reading *“Fort Hood Victim Still Waiting for Injuries to Be Called ‘Combat-Related’”* at *foxnews.com*.
[image: Ben Carson3 - 400] Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt’s great pyramids were built by the Biblical figure Joseph to store grain – not as tombs for pharaohs. Video posted online Wednesday by Buzzfeed News shows Carson... Continue reading *“Ben Carson Doubles Down on Belief Joseph Built Egyptian Pyramids”* at *washingtontimes.com*.
[image: Defund Planned Parenthood Success - 900] Arizona has cut the umbilical cord off Planned Parenthood, no longer allowing the organization to receive donations from state employees on the government's dime. Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who serves as the chairman of the State Employee Charitable Campaign, "absolutely...more »
Poor Dan Hodges, his descent from professional politics blogger to all-round silly goose is almost complete. Having built a career with the Tory press writing about how ghastly the Labour Party is, a new low was reached today with his 'If people can't protest peacefully, they shouldn't be allowed to protest at all'. His argument is that tonight's Million Mask March is bound to involve violence, so it should be banned outright. Extrapolating, it follows that if the organisers of any march can't guarantee peaceful behaviour, then tough - the police have every right to ban it. You can...more »
Washington Post/Dale CarpenteratThe Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Israeli academic] On Tuesday afternoon an Israeli academic was shouted down by two dozen protesters as he tried to begin a lecture before about 100 students and faculty at the University of Minnesota. The speaker was Moshe Halbertal, a professor at NYU... Continue reading *“Israeli Academic Shouted Down in Lecture at University of Minnesota”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
[image: Thatcher] LONDON, United Kingdom - Senior Conservatives have intervened to prevent the largest collection of Margaret Thatcher’s possessions from being broken up and sold piece by piece. The collection of clothing and personal items was due to be auctioned after the... Continue reading *“Conservatives Fight to Save Thatcher Collection”* at *townhall.com*.
[image: Ben Carson Speaking - 400] Ben Carson released a new rap radio ad that’s schedule to appear on urban radio in 8 markets. Continue reading *“Ben Carson’s New Rap Ad Aims to Reach Young Black Voters ‘in a Language that They Prefer’”* at *businessinsider.com*.
*Reuters:* *British PM says bomb likely caused Russian airliner crash* British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely that a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with the loss of 224 lives, setting him at odds with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Britain, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands have suspended flights to and from Sharm al-Sheikh, leaving thousands of European tourists stranded in the Red Sea resort where the plane took off from. A spokesperson for Cameron later said flights from the resort destination to Britain would res...more »
Layers of clouds, made up of hot dust and droplets of molten iron, have been detected on a planet-like object found 75 light years away from Earth. The planet-like object named PSO J318.5-22, is about the same size as Jupiter but with six times the mass and floats freely out on its own in space in a cold sunless world. The Daily Mirror reports: The planet-like object, PSO J318.5-22, was already considered one of the strangest ever discovered. Around the same size as Jupiter, it floats freely out on its own in space and has no parent star. Scientists estimate that it is only around 2...more »
. Senators Bernie Sanders Introduces Senate Companion Bill to Repeal Southeast Arizona Land ExchangeBy Theresa Nosie Censored News Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), with original co-sponsor Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and others, introduced the Senate companion of the Save Oak Flat Act. The bill would repeal Section 3003 of the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (
Gee! Who woulda guessed. And what does Dominic Leblanc stand for? Who knows? But this almost certainly will make him the bagman for New Brunswick, the boy who picks up donations from you-know-who. I feel so reassured. The series on the salmon crisis continues. And, of course, the daily heart-pounder on the Oland trial. And bi-lingual busing of students remains a burning issue. ( In high school, I travelled every day on buses in which almost everybody else spoke French. It left no permanent scars.) _____________________________________________________________ Norbert tells us that som...more »
"The strange-looking rock formations in the foreground of this skyscape are called hoodoos. Towers of weathered, eroded sedimentary rock, hoodoos are found in arid regions of planet Earth and are particularly abundant in an area known as Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, USA. * Click image for larger size.* The more familiar night sky pictured here includes bright star Capella, alpha star of the constellation Auriga, left of center. On the far right, a very over exposed crescent Moon dominates the sky in close conjunction with the sister stars of the Pleiades cluster. The ...more »
“There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the price of great pain… or so sa...more »
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” - Kahlil Gibran
*"Nullius In Verba"* by Chet Raymo "Britain's Royal Society, established in 1660, was the first formal scientific association. It's early membership included such luminaries as Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. They took as their motto Nullius in verba, which can be translated roughly as "Take no one's word for it." And thus ended, in that gathering at least, a millennium-and-a-half of a European intellectual tradition based on quoting authorities as proofs of arguments. It always helped, of course, to have Aristotle on your side. Or Augustine. Or Aquin...more »
"Shaya's Home Run" by Rabbi Paysach Krohn "In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning-disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school careers, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs. There are a few children who attend Chush for most of the week and go to a regular school on Sundays. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, “Where is the perfecti...more »
The New York Review of BooksatThe Stream - 1 day ago
[image: King Lear - 400] Even by its own standards of extremity, King Lear ends on a note of extraordinary bleakness. The audience has just been through the most devastating scene in all of theater: Lear's entrance with his dead daughter Cordelia in his arms... Continue reading *“Behind King Lear: The History Revealed”* at *nybooks.com* .
[image: Pebble Mine - 900] A government ecologist who was instrumental in the Environmental Protection Agency's blocking of a major Alaska gold mine left the U.S. after congressional investigators found out he flouted federal records law. A report published by Republicans on the House science...more »
Security researchers have found a new type of Android malware that has found its way into thousands of applications. It poses as an app for legitimate titles such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and others. The adware is almost impossible to remove, forcing the user to replace their device. ZDNet reports: Lookout Security, a mobile security firm, discovered the new so-called “trojanized adware,” which puts a new twist on how cybercriminals are generating money. By taking legitimate apps from the Google Play store, malicious actors will repackage the app with baked-in adware, and serv...more »
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R), who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends a welcoming ceremony held by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong before their talks in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov. 5, 2015.(Xinhua/Lan Hongguang) *Wall Street Journal:* *China’s Xi in Vietnam to Bridge Troubled Waters* The two sides share similar ideologies and culture, but have drifted because of territorial disputes HANOI—President Xi Jinping arrived in Vietnam Thursday for a two-day visit that will remind Ha...more »
Chris Van Hollen, top Dem on the Budget Committee-- as slimy as any Republican As you may have seen yesterday, I was going through the campaign contributions of the Members of Congress Wall Street likes best. There were only two Democrats on the list: Patrick Murphy (FL), the worst shill for the banksters in the entire House Democratic conference, and Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (MD). Murphy scooped up $659,600 from the Finance Sector so far this cycle and Van Hollen took in $340,807 so far. One of the shadowy organizations whose name I didn't recognize and whos...more »
NASA announced today that Mars may have once been a warm and wet planet, with an atmosphere that could have easily supported life . It was the loss of the Martian atmosphere, due primarily to the harsh solar winds battering the planet from the Sun, that led to its cold and barren atmosphere today. Independent.co.uk reports: Measurements from Nasa’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) mission show that the atmosphere was ripped away by a huge burst of gas and magnetism from the Sun. The results of the mission bring far more detail to scientists’ understanding of how the Ma...more »
[image: monastery - 400] Tuesday's CBS Evening News provided viewers with a rare look at an issue that's often been ignored by the media in its coverage of ISIS gaining ground in the Middle East: Christians facing persecution. Fill-in anchor Charlie Rose set the... Continue reading *“CBS Spotlights Plight of Iraqi Christians Under Threat from ISIS; ‘Their Way of Life is Disappearing
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