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What Makes A War Reporter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 minutes ago
Lara LoganCouncil on Foreign Relations *Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast*: *Worthy, Deadly, and Selfish: What Makes a War Reporter* They want the story, but what about their safety, and their loved ones? Lara Logan, Sebastian Junger, and Matthieu Aikins reveal the life and death realities of combat journalism. Before her most recent trip to Iraq—for a 60 Minutes feature on the pitched battle for territory between Shia militias and Sunni Islamic State fighters—CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan had a sobering conversation with her 5-year-old daughter, Lola. “My daughter said... more »

Fractul Sailing

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 44 minutes ago
Fractal sailing on the seas filled with glyphs and ancient alphabets so complex and momentary that none of the technology needed to run the stars had been left behind to serve the seventh extinction of civilisation Sitrap says buckle up baby in a steel ceramic laminate baby seat The formula seems cant get hot anymore the faster than light trading of the future has left anything more just a series of diminishing returns except on the comming occasion a long quoted easy precept of the inexact science of invisible hand self rectal exam individual ober all insanity that prevails way to muc... more »

Postcards from Paris: Indigenous at COP21 Photos by Kandi Mossett

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Kandi Mossett and Faith Spotted Eagle                                                                                                                                           Gloria Ushigua  . Kandi Mossett with Amazing Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk fighting the raising of the Shasta Dam in California! Eriel Tchekwie Deranger and

Who Is Jamming U.S. Satellites?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Sydney J. Freedberg, Breaking Defense*: *US Jammed Own Satellites 261 Times; What If Enemy Did?* WASHINGTON: Russia and China are investing heavily in cyber and electronic warfare, but they’re not shutting down US satellite downlinks yet. Instead, we have met the enemy and he is us — we think. “In 2015 thus far, we have had 261 cases where we have been jammed from getting information from our satellites down to the ground segment,” said Gen. John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, at the Association of Old Crows electronic warfare conference. That’s 23 times a month. “How ma... more »

Fractul Sailing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
Fractal sailing on the seas filled with glyphs and ancient alphabets so complex and momentary that none of the technology needed to run the stars had been left behind to serve the seventh extinction of civilisation Sitrap says buckle up baby in a steel ceramic laminate baby seat The formula seems cant get hot anymore the faster than light trading of the future has left anything more just a series of diminishing returns except on the comming occasion a long quoted easy precept of the inexact science of invisible hand self rectal exam individual ober all insanity that prevails way to muc... more »

Voices from Home: Western Shoshone 'Our Land, Our Life' for COP21 Paris

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. Carrie and Mary Dann, Western Shoshone Thank you to Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone, for recommending and sharing for COP21 Paris. "Our Land, Our Life" presents the struggle of Carrie and Mary Dann, Western Shoshone elders, addressing the threat mining development poses to the sacred and environmentally sensitive lands of Crescent Valley, Nevada. The sisters battled the BLM in an effort

Suspect ID’d in San Bernardino Massacre as Syed Farook

The Daily Beast at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Syed Farook] CORONA, CALIFORNIA -- Law enforcement officials have identified Syed Farook as one of the suspected shooters who attacked a center for the disabled in San Bernardino, California, according to NBC News. The Daily Beast has learned that the police have... Continue reading *“Suspect ID’d in San Bernardino Massacre as Syed Farook”* at *thedailybeast.com*.

Hero Dogs Win

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: dogs] When President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on the day before Thanksgiving, after originally threatening to veto it, he approved $607 billion in military spending and small yet meaningful changes to how the military handles its retired working dogs,... Continue reading *“Hero Dogs Win”* at *freebeacon.com*.

The Secular Left’s Religious Ignorance Harms Our National Security and Divides Our Nation

National Review/David French at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Bible - 400] The Left won't stop looking for non-religious reasons for jihad. If you thought climate change led to the rise of ISIS, you're wrong. It was inequality. At least that's the latest theory from Thomas Piketty, acclaimed author of Capital in... Continue reading *“The Secular Left’s Religious Ignorance Harms Our National Security and Divides Our Nation”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Court Grants Woman Right to Die After ‘Losing Her Sparkle’

The Guardian at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: right to die] A 50-year-old woman who fears that the passing of her youth and beauty means the end of everything that "sparkles" in life has been granted permission to die by the court of protection. In a highly unusual judgment published this... Continue reading *“Court Grants Woman Right to Die After ‘Losing Her Sparkle’”* at *theguardian.com*.

A Quick Look at Suing Prisoners for the Cost of Incarcerating Them

Hot Air at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: handcuffs, jail, prisoners, prison] I'll confess that I was a bit shocked when I saw a headline about an ex-convict who was being sued by the state for the cost of incarcerating him. While it apparently happens in at least 41 states around the... Continue reading *“A Quick Look at Suing Prisoners for the Cost of Incarcerating Them”* at *hotair.com*.

40 ilustraciones de la Virgen de Guadalupe con nombres

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 2 hours ago

China Aims To Dominate Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Photo*: Long March-3C rocket lifts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Credit: China Space *Space.com:* *China's Space Prowess Could Challenge Decades of US Dominance: Report* The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) recently released its 2015 annual report to Congress, and it includes an intriguing look at the China's space and counterspace programs. The 2015 report, released in November and provided to Inside Outer Space by the USCC, provides information on and analysis of developments in the U.S.-China security dynamic, U.S.-China bilateral trad... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Time Lapse - In A Time Lapse”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Time Lapse - In A Time Lapse” - https://www.youtube.com/

EPA Gave Employee $9,000 in Bonuses After Less Than Three Months on the Job

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: money - 400] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a new employee $9,000 in bonuses after less than three months on the job. The agency's inspector general called the payments "unprecedented" in a new audit, and raised questions about how the EPA's chief... Continue reading *“EPA Gave Employee $9,000 in Bonuses After Less Than Three Months on the Job”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Watch: Relatives Describe Hearing from Loved Ones Caught in the San Bernardino Attack

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Watch: Relatives Describe Hearing from Loved Ones Caught in the San Bernardino Attack]

Breaking News: Russia produces prima facie evidence of Turkish oil smuggling/sale of Syria's oil

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*Breaking News: Russia produces prima facie evidence* *of Turkish oil smuggling/sale of Syria's oil* *And...in other news...the United States citizens will never learn about this game-changing global development because they all have their collective head up their ass examining the lint in their national belly button....due to yet another mass shooting (plus requisite drill/training exercise). Just the latest in a 700% increase in mass casualty shootings under the Obomber. What were the chances???!!*

Musical Interlude, 1968: Mason Williams, “Classical Gas”; Paul Mauriat, "Love Is Blue"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Mason Williams, “Classical Gas” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhMuCiAe6vA Paul Mauriat, "Love Is Blue" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6cPXvTqasg

Are The Taliban Still Holding American Hostages?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Shane Harris, Daily Beast:* *Exclusive: Secret U.S. Hostage Held by Taliban Allies* ‘There are still Americans in captivity in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region,’ a top congressman reveals. The question is: How many? And what’s Washington doing to recover them? A group of Islamist militants aligned with the Taliban has been holding an American man hostage for more than a year, according to U.S. officials and others familiar with his case, which has not been reported previously. The disclosure of another American hostage raises questions about how many Americans are being held abroad... more »

Domestic Spying Bill That Passed Yesterday Is So Secret That No One Knows What's In It-- Except Devin Nunes And Adam Schiff

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Alas, not enough restrictions to make it worth voting for Yesterday, the House voted overwhelmingly to give NSA the right to unconstitutionally spy on American citizens. The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 4127) passed 364-58, majorities in both parties voting to sell us down the river. Only 36 Democrats and 22 Republicans stood firm for the American people toward. Most of the bill is so classified that Members of Congress are constrained from discussing why they voted for it or against it and no one in the media has the final bill that was passed. Although ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"About 40,000 light-years across, pretty, irregular galaxy NGC 3239 lies near the center of this lovely field of galaxies in the galaxy rich constellation Leo. At a distance of only 25 million light-years it dominates the frame, sporting a peculiar arrangement of structures, young blue star clusters and star forming regions, suggesting that NGC 3239 (aka Arp 263) is the result of a galaxy merger. Appearing nearly on top of the pretty galaxy is a bright, spiky, foreground star, a nearby member of our own Milky Way galaxy almost directly along our line-of-sight to NGC 3239. *Click im... more »

"A Symphony..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same I feel with the greater part of our lives and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.” - Alan Watts

"Stronger than You Know: Getting Ourselves Worked Up"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Stronger than You Know: Getting Ourselves Worked Up"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "Often we get anxiety for no reason as we are almost always stronger and more capable than we believe ourselves to be. Our capacity to cope successfully with life's challenges far outstrips our capacity to feel nervousness. Yet in the weeks, days, and hours leading up to an event that we believe will test our limits, we can become nervous. While we may have previously regarded ourselves as equal to the trials that lie ahead, we reach a point at which they near and our anxiety begins to mount. We t...more »

Chet Raymo, “Time, Person, Year, Way...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Time, Person, Year, Way...”* by Chet Raymo “According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the 25 most used nouns in the English language are: time, person, year, way, day, thing, man, world, life, hand, part, child, eye, woman, place, work, week, case, point, government, company, number, group, problem, fact. All very prosaic. Very workaday. Time leads the way, with year, day and week bucking up the calendar. Hand takes precedence over eye. Man, child, woman in her place. Case in point: government and company. Problem precedes fact. Work is always with us, of course; play i... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Consider The Following..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others. Nor is it so remarkable that our greatest joy should come when we are motivated by concern for others. But that is not all. We find that not only do altruistic actions bring about happiness but they a... more »

"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"* by Jonathan "I love simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, don’t you? So often we seem to complicate the daylights out of things by over-analyzing, dissecting and brainstorming. I gravitate toward simple solutions whenever possible. Asking yourself the right question is one of the simplest ways to direct your thoughts in a positive direction without jumping through a bunch of mental or emotional hoops. What are the right questions? In particular, those that stimulate your mind to consider new possibilities or interrupt old es... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "Starting With Little Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Starting With Little Things" * "Love the earth like a mole, fur-near. Nearsighted, hold close the clods, their fine-print headlines. Pat them with soft hands- Like spades, but pink and loving; they break rock, nudge giants aside, affable plow. Fields are to touch; each day nuzzle your way. Tomorrow the world." - William Stafford

Beware The Media Industrial Complex

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Chris Veritas* - Is the press really free and independent? Of course not. The post Beware The Media Industrial Complex appeared first on Waking Times.

The Brutal Onslaught of Bullsh*t

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - The stuff we’re forced to witness and read about is incredible. Literally. The post The Brutal Onslaught of Bullsh*t appeared first on Waking Times.

‘American ISIS Twitter Scene’ Reveals Social Media’s Power to Radicalise

The Guardian at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: American ISIS Twitter Scene] Islamic State sympathisers in America prefer Twitter to any other social media platform and use avatars of black flags, green birds and lions -- including the Detroit Lions NFL team -- in their online propaganda, a study has shown. Having a Twitter account... Continue reading *“‘American ISIS Twitter Scene’ Reveals Social Media’s Power to Radicalise”* at *theguardian.com*.

German Intelligence: Saudi Arabia Is 'Destabilising The Arab World'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman *The Telegraph*: *Saudi Arabia 'destabilising Arab world', German intelligence warns* It is unusual for the BND spy agency to publicly release such a blunt assessment on a country that is considered an ally of the West. Germany has long-standing political and economic ties with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is at risk of becoming a major destabilising influence in the Arab world, German intelligence has warned. Internal power struggles and the desire to emerge as the leading Arab power threaten to make the key Western ally a source of instabili... more »

Voices from Home: 'Lakotas Defend Sacred Water' for Paris COP21

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Debra White Plume .... Lakota Media Project Published on Aug 24, 2015 Regarding Uranium Hearings in Crawford Nebraska August 24 - 28, 2015 Lakota Media Project Unite to Fight for Environmental Justice Crying Earth Rise Up (Trailer) from Courtney Hermann on Vimeo. Thank you to Kent Lebsock, Lakota, Owe Aku International Justice Project, for recommending these videos for

Dem Senator Criticizes Post-Shooting ‘Prayers’

The Hill at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: prayers] Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says people who pray for the victims of shootings should be asking for forgiveness for their inaction. Murphy made the comments in a post on Twitter after reports of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.,... Continue reading *“Dem Senator Criticizes Post-Shooting ‘Prayers’”* at *thehill.com*.

9 Reasons Christians Don’t Evangelize

The Christian Post at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Ray Comfort evangelism] I’ve been a professor of evangelism for almost twenty years. Over the years, I’ve continually considered and asked why most believers never do evangelism. Here are nine of the reasons I’ve discovered, given in no particular order. Continue reading *“9 Reasons Christians Don’t Evangelize”* at *christianpost.com*.

The Cameron Plan for Syria

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
While the contributions ring out in the House tonight, Dave's scheme for Syria has finally taken on some flesh. Well, that assertion is perhaps too generous. Vapours would be more accurate. But a plan of sorts exists, which is more than bombing for appearance's sake, or bombing and hoping for the best. Dave's grand strategy got a full airing on this evening's *Channel 4 News* via his Philip Hammond appendage. Those 70,000 figments of his imagination have now assumed form. They comprise some 20,000 Kurds and 50,000 assorted moderates, apparently. The RAF's unique capability to smash... more »

Man Pushed Under Train At Kentish Town Tube Station

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Police are looking for a suspect who pushed a commuter under a tube train at Kentish Town Station, north London. Witnesses saw a man push a commuter onto the tracks in front of an approaching train. The young commuter was seriously hurt and is in hospital. The stocky black man escaped from the scene by boarding a northbound train heading for Barnet. The incident is being treated as attempted murder. Police are appealing for witnesses after releasing a photo of the suspect. London24 reports: The man was struck by a train just before midday on Wednesday and was rushed to hospital. Witn...more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ashley Fantz, CNN*: *Which nations are attacking ISIS?* (CNN)In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, allies in the fight against ISIS are signaling readiness to intensify attacks on the terrorist group's strongholds in Syria and northern Iraq. Germany is expected this week to give final approval to a military mission that includes up to 1,200 soldiers to be deployed in a "support role" against ISIS in Syria. British lawmakers will vote Wednesday on whether to conduct more airstrikes against the terror group's Syrian strongholds. A United States-led coalition has been attacking I... more »

Stinchcombe Disclosure

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
[79] Under *Stinchcombe*, the Crown has a broad duty to disclose all relevant, non-privileged information in its possession or control to persons charged with criminal offences. Disclosure of this information allows the person charged to understand the case she or he has to meet and permits him or her to make full answer and defence to the charges: *Stinchcombe*, at pp. 336-40; *R. v. Quesnelle*, 2014 SCC 46, [2014] 2 S.C.R. 390, at para. 11. The duty is triggered upon request without recourse to a court: *McNeil*, at para. 17. [80] For the purposes of first party or *... more »

KIPP's Investigation of KIPP Finds KIPP Did Nothing Wrong

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
On November 16, photos taken at a New Orleans KIPP school showed a dean of students lifting a female student off the ground in a choke hold and then dragging the girl down the sidewalk. A few days later, the principal of the school concluded the dean of students had done nothing wrong. From the Times-Picayune: KIPP Leadership Academy in New Orleans has cleared and reinstated a staff member who was accused of choking a student. Principal Herneshia Dukes emailed parents Friday (Nov. 27) to share the decision. "Our investigation revealed that the school administrator acted in good f... more »

How to Help Syrian Christians and Other Victims of ISIS Persecution

John Zmirak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Persecuted Middle Eastern Christian - 900] Stream readers know that Christians in the Middle East are the victims of the worst religious persecution on earth. As Jonathan Witt documented here, the UN's failure to make refugee camps safe is allowing intolerant Sunni Muslims -- who share... more »

Prayer vs Politics: Initial Reaction to the San Bernardino Shooting by Obama and the Presidential Candidates

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: #SanBernardino] The dead had yet to be counted, the injured barely in ambulances and the unknown, heavily armed masked suspects were at large. Yet, the political positioning has already begun. Leading the way, the President of the United States. With the nation...more »

Play the game and feed the Hungry

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Play Free Rice

Largest Ever Graveyard Of Stranded Whales Found Along Chilean Coast

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The bodies and skeletal remains of 337 Sei whales have been found in a remote inlet in Patagonia in the Gulf of Penas and Puerto Natales. The discovery of carcasses and remains of the endangered Sei whales along Chile’s southern Patagonia region is one of the largest whale strandings ever recorded, according to scientists. CBC News reports: Biologist Vreni Haussermann told The Associated Press Tuesday that she made the discovery along with other scientists in June during an observation flight over fjords in Chile’s southern Patagonia region. The team has been collecting samples sinc... more »

Putin To Deploy Nuclear Doomsday Jet As Turkey-US Plot Uncovered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Putin has ordered the ‘doomsday plane’, designated for use during nuclear war, to be prepared for use within the next fortnight for use amid growing concerns that Turkey and the U.S. are plotting to overthrow Turkey’s current government and install a CIA figurehead. The Ministry of Defence reports a plot by the CIA to overthrow Turkey’s current President, Recep Erdogan, with CIA asset Fethullah Gulen, in order to spark World War III in the Middle East. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Aiding this CIA in this effort, this report continues, is the Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen who... more »

Why The New World Order Hates Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
In this video Syrian Girl explains why the New World Order (NWO) hates Syria, listing 8 reasons that may explain the current grave situation: 1 Syria’s Central Bank is state-owned and state-controlled so as to serve the national economy and the Syrian people, instead of enriching the international banksters of the Western nations and Israel, who force upon almost all nations of the world usurious loans generating artificial debt crises by which these nations are in effect enslaved. Central Banks are Rothschild Banks 2 Syria has no international Monetary Fund debt. The IMF acts as t... more »

President Assad Accuses France, UK, US, Saudi Of Supporting ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has given a rare interview with Czech television where he accuses France, UK, US, and Saudi Arabia as supporting ISIS militants. When asked what it would take to end Syria’s four-year civil war, Assad answered: “When those countries that I mentioned — France, UK, US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some other — stop supporting those terrorists.” “If you want to fight and defeat them (terrorists), you have to cut and suffocate their supplies, their armaments, money … coming mainly through Turkey and with the support of the Saudis and the Qataris,” he went on...more »

NATO Commander Wesley Clark: ISIS Serves Turkey And Saudi Interests

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Former NATO Commander, General Wesley Clark, has said that he believes that both Turkey and Saudi Arabia support ISIS for their own political gain. Russia-insider.com reports: All along there’s always been the idea that Turkey was supporting ISIS in some way… Someone’s buying that oil that ISIS is selling, it’s going through somewhere, it looks to me like it’s probably going through Turkey, but the Turks haven’t acknowledged that. Let’s be very clear: ISIS is not just a terrorist organization, it is a Sunni terrorist organization. It means it blocks and targets Shia, and that means ... more »

Iraqi’s Say They Believe The U.S. Are Allies With ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Iraqi fighters have said that they believe the U.S. are in collusion with ISIS militants, after witnessing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the terrorist organisation. Other Iraqi’s have also witnessed videos and heard stories that support the claims of Iraqi fighters, which has led to an overwhelming majority of Iraqi citizens believing that the United States support ISIS as part of a hidden agenda. Washingtonpost.com reports: “It is not in doubt,” said Mustafa Saadi, who says his friend saw U.S. helicopters delivering bottled water to Islamic State positions. He is a comman... more »

British MP’s Vote In Favour Of Syria Airstrikes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
British MPs have tonight pledged their support for air strikes in Syria after voting in the House of Commons. MPs voted 397 to 223 in favor of launching airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, a 174 majority. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said RAF jets were ready to launch air strikes as soon as tomorrow night. Despite opposing military intervention, the opposion leader Jeremy Corbyn had given Labour MPs a free vote on the issue. The vote was held as thousands of anti-war protesters, led by the Stop the War Coalition rallied in Parliament Square. Boos can be heard as the result was a... more »

ISIS Release Russian Beheading Video

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
ISIS militants have released a new video on Wednesday targeting Russia. The video, entitled “You Shall be Disappointed and Humiliated O Russians,” shows a23-year-old Chechen spy being beheaded on camera, who confesses on camera to passing along information to Moscow from Syria and Iraq about the 604 citizens who left to join ISIS. Israelnationalnews.com reports: The “spy” added that the Russians are having difficulty keeping track of the foreign nationals, due to the common practice of changing names upon joining the organization. The terrorist speaks in Russian before decapitating... more »

Americans Love Putin For Standing Up To ISIS, Says Analyst

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A US counter-terrorism analyst has said that Americans love Russian President Vladimir Putin for his strong stance against ISIS terrorists in Syria, and are very grateful towards Russia. Scott Bennet, a former US army psychological warfare officer, told Iranian state media that Putin is the only world leader who has shown commitment at destroying Daesh in the Middle East. Presstv.ir reports: Elsewhere in his remarks Bennett said, “As odd as it may sound, truly the American public has a new love affair with President Putin and Russia. The American public — although they may not say ... more »

French Weatherman Fired For Debating Climate Change Hired By Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
One of France’s top weathermen, Philippe Verdier, who was fired from his job for questioning the man-made climate change hypothesis, has been hired by Russian state-owned media. Verdier is now working for Russia Today France, and has a daily news segment dedicated to covering the ongoing U.N. climate change conference in Paris. Dailycaller.com reports: “Hello I am very happy to talk to you about the daily COP21 … in freedom,” Verdier said in his first segment on Russia Today, according to a translation by The Daily Caller News Foundation, clearly taking a swipe at the French media ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *At least 14 people dead and 14 more injured in mass shooting inside a California learning disability center as police hunt for three 'white men dressed in ski masks and armed with AK-47s'* * Local reports suggest shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center on South Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino * San Bernardino Fire Department sent out first tweet about shooting in progress shortly after 11am local time * SWAT team is on the scene on South Waterman Avenue, along with FBI and ATF agents * Police are looking for up to three male gunmen dressed in military gear... more »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Donate Almost Entire Fortune to Charity

Brandon Bailey at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Zuckerberg - 900] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is shaking up yet another sector -- the charity world -- with his surprise announcement that he and his wife will devote the bulk of their wealth, or about $45 billion, to... more »

France Shuts Down 3 Mosques in Crackdown

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A French Muslim, of Algeria origin, who wants to be named "Cherif" talks to the media, holding a French flag, in front of the Great Mosque of Paris after the Friday priest, in Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 one week after the Paris attacks. France called Friday on its European Union partners to take immediate and decisive action to toughen the bloc's borders and prevent the entry of more violent extremists. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)] PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the recovery from and investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. All times local: ... more »

I will speak on Paris terror attacks in Duluth, Minnesota Thursday evening

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 6 hours ago
Thursday, December 3rd 7 pm Zeitgeist Arts 222 E. Superior St. Duluth, MN I will speak on the forthcoming sequel to We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo. The working title is *ANOTHER French False Flag? Free Thinkers Question the 11/13 Paris Attacks*. For more information, see: We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11 False Flag Islamophobia Conference in Paris, France this December 12th GoFundMe page for Paris conference New book to be published 1/1/2016

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Federal Flood helped usher in an acceptance and use of green infrastructure ~Bob Marshall, The Lens* *N.O. blocking curbside electric car charger ~WWLTV* *Oyster Options: from old school and late night to elegant and modern ~Ian McNulty, N.O. Advocate * *From Paris: Island Nations Share Challenges With Coastal Louisiana ~Tegan Wendland, WWNO*

France Continue To Target Mosques – 160 More To Close

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
France have announced plans to close a further 160 mosques as part of a nationwide police crackdown on shutting down ‘radical views’. Amid an ongoing state of emergency, authorities in France are allowed to shut down places of worship if they deem them to be a threat to national security. According to one of the country’s chief Imams, Hassan El Alaoui, the reason for the large-scale mosque closures is due to, “official figures and our discussions with the interior ministry, between 100 and 160 more mosques will be closed because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they ... more »

The Pentagon Flatly Rejects Russian Evidence Of Turkey Aiding ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A Pentagon spokesman has firmly rejected Russia’s evidence of Turkey’s involvement in oil deals with ISIS militants. Following a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday, the ministry presented their findings concerning ISIS funding and publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to the terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State said: “Let me be very clear that we flatly reject any notion that the Turks are somehow working with ISIL….. That is preposterous and ... more »

The Problem With "Rules-Based" Monetary Policy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*There are calls again for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to “target” nominal GDP. Currently, it targets only price inflation--by adjusting (it hopes) interest rates and the money supply in accordance with the **Taylor Rule**.* *But as our guest poster Tommy Benkhe explains, there is a problem with “rules-based”monetary policy. Rules based monetary policy sounds great, as long as the rule states 'Thou shalt not create money'. Because as is so often the case with economics, things are much more complicated than they seem...* *The Problem With "Rules-Based" Monetary Policy by T... more »

NEJM pulls letter by heart researcher who faked patient records

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 7 hours ago
A heart researcher who fabricated patient records has notched retraction number six — this time, for a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. She has two more retractions forthcoming. The retraction comes at the request of Anna Ahimastos’s co-authors, following an investigation into her work by her former workplace, the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes […] The post NEJM pulls letter by heart researcher who faked patient records appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trumpf Has The Vocabulary Of A 4th Grader But He's Outsmarted All The GOP Establishment Brainiacs

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
No one would doubt that Trumpf is cunning and manipulative but people might argue if you called him "intelligent." Yesterday in one of his childish twitter tantrums, he referred to right-wing journalist Jennifer Rubin as a person with a "low IQ." I have no idea what her IQ is, although she never struck me as particularly brilliant. But neither has Trumpf... and I don't know what his IQ is either, although he claims 156. Gary Denton's analysis, though, rings true: He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, not Wharton. He took some undergraduate classes at Wharton. He do... more »

Anti-War Protesters Stage ‘Die-In’ Outside UK Parliament

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Thousands of people gathered in Parliament Square to call on MPs to oppose extending airstrikes against ISIS into Syria Anti-war protesters came to deliver a symbolic message to MPs debating airstrikes on Syria by lying down to “die” in Parliament Square. Meanwhile inside, as the Syria debate reaches its climax, the Commons chamber has started to fill up. The voting is due to start at around 10.20 pm GMT The Guardian reports: While speaker after speaker lambasted David Cameron, the role of pantomine villain was reserved for Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, who was booe...more »

Man Imprisoned At Guantanamo Bay For 13 Years On Mistaken Identity

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
US officials conceded on Tuesday that a man who had spent 13 years at Guantanamo Bay was mistaking captured and imprisoned as a result of his name. Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri (YM-434) was a low level Islamist foot soldier who had a similar name to some high level al-Qaida terrorists. The Guardian reports: Officials admitted that Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri, 37, was a low-level Islamist foot soldier and not an al-Qaida courier and trainer as previously thought, during a Guantánamo hearing. Wearing a beard and voluminous white T-shirt, and accompanied by a linguist and two personal rep... more »

Three Virginia Men Indicted for Planning Attacks on Synagogues and Black Churches

The Christian Science Monitor at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: men indicted - 400] A federal grand jury has indicted three Virginia men accused of plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches. The Richmond-area men were originally charged last month. A federal magistrate found probable cause to send the case to... Continue reading *“Three Virginia Men Indicted for Planning Attacks on Synagogues and Black Churches”* at *csmonitor.com*.

Detroit Police Chief: Citizens Carrying Guns Makes Detroit Safer from Terrorist Attacks

Casey Harper at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Detroit night] Detroit's police chief gave a bold proposition for deterring terrorists in his city: arm the citizens. James Craig points out that a city full of armed residents is not nearly as easy a target as those with strict gun laws. "A... more »

Faith-Based Groups Earn Millions on Refugee Loan Commissions

Religion News Service at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: refugee loan commissions] (RNS) Faith-based agencies that resettle refugees in America stand to gain more than a clear conscience if the United States -- after what is expected to be a fierce debate in Congress -- accepts a proposed 10,000 Syrian refugees next... Continue reading *“Faith-Based Groups Earn Millions on Refugee Loan Commissions”* at *religionnews.com*.

Mass Shooting In California. Multiple Casualties. Suspect(s) Still At Large -- News Updates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Fatalities feared, 3 hunted after shooting at San Bernardino, Calif., center for disabled* DEVELOPING: Multiple people were reportedly killed Wednesday at a San Bernardino, Calif., social services facility where employees were hosting a Christmas party, and police were hunting three suspects who appear to have escaped. As many as 30 hostages were seen coming out of the building where the event occurred minutes after the first call went in to police around 11 a.m. local time. Witnesses said three men in masks and body armor stormed the crowded building and opened fire... more »

Love: The Strongest Force in Nature and Culture

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Offered without comment: Akiyoshi Abe. “Study: Chimps' special care enables disabled infant to survive in wild.” The Asahi Shimbun, December 2, 2015. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/sci_tech/science/AJ201512020001 KYOTO--Wild chimpanzees for the first time were found taking special care of a severely disabled infant, underscoring just how social these animals are, Japanese researchers said. The scientists, primarily from Kyoto University, observed a group of 60 chimpanzees in Tanzania, eastern Africa, including a newborn female with a severe congenital disability. The long-term ... more »

Beyond “Rejection”

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
The following is a guest post by Jeffrey C. Isaac, who is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University and editor in chief of Perspectives on Politics: A Political Science Public Sphere. “I reject this paper.” “I recommend that this paper be rejected.” “I am sorry to inform you that your paper […]

Quote of the Day: On our “world leaders”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*“There is no such thing as ‘World Leaders.’ ”The media's incessant use of the term, ‘world leaders,’ is getting on my nerves. These jokers are lying, conniving Leftist bastards who are ‘elected officials’—nothing more. At best, we can call them ‘politicians,’ which is what they are. I lead my own life. I do not need any ‘leaders.’ The term, ‘heads of state’ is acceptable when factually true. ‘Pieces of shit’ is also acceptable, because it is factually true. "’Narcissistic power lust has gathered in Paris’ is also an acceptable headline. Because it is factually true.” *~ V... more »

Trump Vindicated: CBS Reported ‘Swarm’ on Rooftops Celebrating 9/11

Breitbart at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 400] The DC Media has spent the last two weeks attempting to destroy Donald Trump with lies. Outright lies, and they are doing so in order to protect a 14 year-old cover up. Not only have eyewitnesses and contemporaneous reports proven... Continue reading *“Trump Vindicated: CBS Reported ‘Swarm’ on Rooftops Celebrating 9/11”* at *breitbart.com*.

Cameroon Forces Kill 100 Boko Haram Fighters And Free 900 Hostages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Newsweek*: *Cameroon Kills 100 Boko Haram Fighters, Frees 900 Hostages: Defense Minister* Cameroonian soldiers have killed around 100 Boko Haram militants and liberated 900 hostages held by the Nigerian insurgent group, AFP reported. Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo said in a statement broadcast on national radio on Wednesday that a “special clean-up operation” from November 26-28 along the Nigerian border had “neutralized” Boko Haram fighters and released the hostages. Assomo said that the operation had also led to the seizure of a large stockpile of armaments and black and w... more »

NO!

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Call!

Supplemental: Hewitt stands in defense of Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015Logic joins fact in the dumpster:* At highly tribalized times, warring tribes will develop dueling collections of facts. When Hugh Hewitt appeared with Don Lemon last night, he showcased a second part of this tribal breakdown. At highly tribalized times, traditional standards of logic may get discarded too. Lemon asked the conservative talker about Trump's current apparent howler--his claim that he saw "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in Jersey City celebrating the fall of the twin towers back in September 2001. Did Trump actually see such a thing? ... more »

Syrian President Accuses Coalition Forces Of ‘Supporting Terrorists’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Syrian president has accused coalition forces of ‘supporting terrorists’ and warns that the US-led air strikes in Syria have actually helped ISIS to recruit more fighters and expand its control in the region. In an interview with Czech TV on Tuesday, the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad condemned the actions of the UK, France, the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar while praising Vladimir Putin for launching the bombing campaign that backed Syrian government forces in September. This comes just as British MPs prepare to vote on whether the UK should join its allies in launching airstrikes ... more »

After lawsuit, university releases misconduct report about nutrition researcher Chandra

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
Memorial University in Canada has released a five-year-old report of an investigation, confirming a former nutrition professor had committed misconduct in a 2001 paper. The 53-page report — about Ranjit Kumar Chandra, a prominent and once-lauded researcher — focuses on a Nutrition paper that examined the effectiveness of vitamins patented by Chandra. The report, authored by MUN professor emeritus William Pryse-Phillips, […] The post After lawsuit, university releases misconduct report about nutrition researcher Chandra appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Yemen War News Updates -- December 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A soldier from the United Arab Emirates stands guard next to a UAE military plane at the airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Nasser Awad *Reuters*: *UAE troops dig in for a long war in Yemen* Soldiers from the United Arab Emirates, at the head of a Gulf Arab coalition fighting Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen, are preparing for a long, tough ground war from their base in the southern port of Aden. As thousands of coalition soldiers fight daily battles with the Houthis on the front lines, their comrades in Aden are training Yemeni troops and tryi... more »

U.K. Debate On Bombing Syria -- News Updates December 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Britain could be bombing by midnight: Cameron on course to win crunch vote on airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with a majority of up to 100* * Britain set to launch airstrikes as MPs line up to back the Prime Minister * Dozens of Labour MPs expected to join Tories, Lib Dems and DUP * Cameron says UK must answer call from allies to defeat the 'death cult' * But faces questions over claim opponents are 'terrorist sympathisers' * Corbyn denies he is advocating 'pacifism' as he warns of 'mission creep' Britain is on the brink of launching airstrikes against ISIS in its Syr... more »

Native American Voices from Home: Videos for COP21: Big Mountain and Oak Flat

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Vidéo enregistrée le 10 septembre 2015, chez Louise Benally, à Big Mountain  Photo and video by Christine Prat: Louise Benally, Dine' on Big Mountain, resisting relocation as Peabody Coal continues to deplete the springs and aquifer.  http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3080 Original video: https://vimeo.com/141840105 Apache Wendsler Nosie photo by Christine Prat Defending

San Bernardino Shooting: At Least 14 Killed in California, 2 Suspects Dead

ABC News at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: San Bernardino] At least 14 people were dead in a shooting Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, when multiple shooters who were heavily armed opened fire during a function at a center for people with developmental disabilities, police said. The San Bernardino Fire... Continue reading *“San Bernardino Shooting: At Least 14 Killed in California, 2 Suspects Dead”* at *abcnews.go.com*.

2 Suspects Killed in Shootout Following California Massacre; Terrorism Not Ruled Out

Fox News at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: sanbernadinoshooting_20151202_145839] DEVELOPING: As many as a dozen people have reportedly been killed in what police call an active shooter situation Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif., where SWAT teams were pursuing as many as three suspects. Other reports said as many as... Continue reading *“2 Suspects Killed in Shootout Following California Massacre; Terrorism Not Ruled Out”* at *foxnews.com*.

Assad – Downing Of Russian Su-24 Reveals Turkey’s Agenda In War On ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the downing of Russia’s bomber over Syria has revealed Ankara’s real interests in the war on ISIS. Assad told Czech Television that he believes the Turkish President Erdogan “lost his nerves” as Russia “changed the balance” on the ground. Assad also said that US air strikes on Syria had not slowed ISIS, but that Russian bombing were doing so. RT reports: “The failure of [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan in Syria, the failure of his terrorist groups means his political demise, so he wanted to do anything in order to put obstacles in front... more »

Dan Jarvis so much more impressive than Jeremy Corbyn but then so would a damp sock be

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Sky News (@SkyNews) tweeted at 4:36 PM on Wed, Dec 02, 2015: Labour's @DanJarvisMP describes Islamic State as the "the fascists of our time" during #SyriaVote debate https://t.co/jY2U8IzQmk (https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/672091903496728576)

57 Paris airport workers on terror watch list.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
How stupid are we in the West? ' The security passes of 86,000 workers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris will be reviewed after it was found that 57 employees with access to airliners were on a terror watch list, according to a report. Security badges were taken away from dozens of workers at the airport after terror attacks in Paris in January — but others continued working, the Sunday Times of London reported. Police official Philippe Riffault told the paper that the review of airport passes will begin with 5,000 security personnel. "It's a question of verifying what these... more »

7 myths of free markets

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Economist David Henderson (no, not *that* David Henderson) debunks 7 popular myths about free markets that Wrongly Wrongson et al promote every day. - That economics is called *the dismal science *because classical economists thought, two-hundred years ago, that *agricultural output could grow only arithmetically and that population would expand exponentially, and, therefore, we would have mass starvation*– in fact, the moniker was slapped on because the free-market economists of the day opposed slavery. - That free markets, in some sense, *promote racism—*ye... more »

At Least 14 Fatalities in San Bernardino Shooting

Los Angeles Times at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: One Time Use Only – Outbound] The shooter or shooters who attacked a San Bernardino office building Wednesday morning killed at least 14 people and left another 14 wounded, police said. They may have opened fire on a holiday party being held by county employees, federal law enforcement sources and a... Continue reading *“At Least 14 Fatalities in San Bernardino Shooting”* at *latimes.com*.

Prosecutor: Officer Could’ve Saved Freddie Gray, but Didn’t

DAVID DISHNEAU & JULIET LINDERMAN at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 30: Protestors hold up signs in front of the courthouse where jury selection began in the trial of William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray on November 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Porter is the first to go to trial in the death of Gray who died from an injury incured in the back of a police transport van on April 19] BALTIMORE (AP) -- Seven months after Baltimore erupted in riots over the death of Freddie Gray, the first of six police officers charged in the case went on trial We... more »

Cartoon: ‘A Date That Will Live in Infamy’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 9 hours ago
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Pide aquí una postal navideña con tu nombre...

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 9 hours ago
Abajo de estas líneas, verás en algunos segundos una cajita de comentarios donde podrás solicitar una imagen navideña con el nombre que quieras para el perfil de tu Facebook. Luego de haber dejado tu comentario, regresa a nuestra página oficial para ver el avance de esta promoción. Las postales con los nombres ganadores, serán publicadas en este mismo lugar un poco más tarde. ¡Buena suerte a todos! Empezamos...

International Rights of Nature Tribunal Paris Dec. 4 -- 5, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
International Rights of Nature Tribunal – Paris YES! We on for December 4 -5 in Paris at Maison des Métallos The current ecological crisis requires that we transform our international and domestic legal systems to nurture, rather than allow the destruction of the Earth community.   The International Rights of Nature Tribunal will meet at Maison des Métallos in Paris on 4th and 5th

Iraq Wants No U.S. Ground Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
US Army trainers instruct Iraqi Army recruits at a military base in Taji, Iraq, in April. Press TV *Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Bloomberg*:* Iraq Doesn't Want the Ground Troops Hawks Are Offering* As the U.S. special operations presence in Iraq grows, President Barack Obama's diplomats are promising its government he has no intention of sending large contingents of combat troops to join those well-trained fighters already on the ground. There is a good reason for this: Iraq and Iran don't want them. U.S. officials tell us Iraq's prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, has asked the U.S. for ... more »

As Warm As 1818 In UK!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/actualmonthly As Brits know, it has been an unusually mild November, but, as the Met Office show, not unprecedented, as both 1994 and 2011 were warmer. Curiously though, it was no warmer than November 1818! http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/data/download.html http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html As far as the CET YTD is concerned, although […]

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

Pasolini (2014) - Abel Ferrara (director) - Willem Dafoe (Pasolini)

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 10 hours ago
*How did I miss this?* One of my favourite alternative cinema directors Abel Ferrara (The Driller Killer and King of New York etc) does a biopic of one of the bravest poet-writer-actor-film-makers Pier Paolo Pasolini (Salo and The Gospel According to St. Matthew etc). Gotta see this movie...

Refugee Resettlement: Are you paying attention?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*I can honestly say, I wasn't.* Bonner county, Idaho, immediately to the north of us, met yesterday to finalize a resolution that declares their opposition to the relocation of refugees from the United States Refugee Resettlement Program. On Monday, Boundary County, which is adjacent to the Canadian border *also passed a resolution:* Boundary County Commissioner’s meetings, held in Bonners Ferry, usually take place without much public notice. One person commented that they are hard pressed to get even one citizen to attend at any given meeting. Monday’s meeting proved the except... more »

Media Mocks, Abstinence Advocates Praise Tebow — Even as His Girlfriend Dumps Him

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow (11) avoids a sack by New York Jets' Trevor Reilly (57) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)] College and NFL football star Tim Tebow is single again -- apparently because he wouldn’t have sex with a former Miss USA. New York Daily News (NYDN) reports that Olivia Culpo has allegedly broken up with the famously-abstinent Tebow. According to... more »

Ted Cruz Opposes Torture. Donald Trump Wants to Expand it.

The Washington Post/Greg Sargent at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Trump - Cruz - 400] Well, this should get interesting. In a primary dominated by Donald Trump's ever-escalating demagoguery when it comes to terrorism, Ted Cruz has now come out against reinstituting torture in an interview with the Associated Press: "We can defend our nation... Continue reading *“Ted Cruz Opposes Torture. Donald Trump Wants to Expand it.”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

A New Resource Shows Which Elite Colleges Are Not Monolithically Leftwing

The American Interest at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: college campus] "Diversity" is in many ways the organizing principle of elite American higher education. Colleges tout their commitment to diversity in promotional materials and saturate their campuses with diversity centers. U.S. News publishes an annual ranking of colleges by their level of diversity. Of... Continue reading *“A New Resource Shows Which Elite Colleges Are Not Monolithically Leftwing”* at *the-american-interest.com*.

Police Charge: Black Activist Alum Sent Twitter Threats, Pretended to Be Anti-Black Racist

NJ.com at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: black activist - 400] A recent Kean graduate has been charged with being responsible for a series of tweets threatening black students at the school two weeks ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday. Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, of Union -- a black... Continue reading *“Police Charge: Black Activist Alum Sent Twitter Threats, Pretended to Be Anti-Black Racist”* at *nj.com*.

That's what they pay him for!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Talking about Norman Smith, the BBC's Assistant Political Editor (see post above)... A couple of hours ago he posted the following tweet: I'm told two @LibDems MPs "struggling" to support @timfarron in opposing airstrikes #syriavote — norman smith (@BBCNormanS) December 2, 2015 Those keeping up with the news will know that Tim Farron decided to commit the Lib Dems to *supporting* airstrikes last night and that he's stuck with that decision today. Norman's 'sources' strike again!

Iraqi Politicians And Militias Threaten Iraq's Prime Minister If U.S. Forces Are Deployed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iraqi politicians, militias warn Abadi against U.S. force deployment* Iraq's ruling alliance and powerful Shi'ite militias say Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi would be digging his own political grave and undermining the fight against Islamic State if he permits the deployment of a new U.S. special operations force in the country. Washington said on Tuesday it would send troops, expected to number around 200, to Iraq to conduct raids against the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim militants who have seized swathes of the country's north and west and neighboring Syria. Abadi sa... more »

UAH Temperatures Drop In November

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The pause continues! http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/ Forget about 2015 being the hottest year on record, as far as the satellites are concerned at least. Despite the strongest El Nino conditions since 1998, UAH data for November actually shows a drop of 0.10C since the month before. The current El Nino […]

America Should be Cautious as Well as Compassionate When Accepting Refugees

Ken Blackwell at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Refugees in Hungary - 900] Americans always have welcomed those fleeing danger and oppression abroad. Some of the earliest Americas crossed the Atlantic to escape religious persecution in Great Britain. We should continue to offer sanctuary to those in need. Christians, especially, should be compassionate... more »

San Francisco is Dirty Needle City

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: San Francisco Needles - 900] In 1997, I went to a “needle exchange” in San Francisco to see firsthand how the “harm reduction program” prevented the spread of HIV among addicts. Exchange staff offered vitamins, treatment for sores and referrals to kick the habit; addicts... more »

Combating Vaccine Extremism in America

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 11 hours ago
Posted 12/1/2015 *By Barbara Loe Fisher* *To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references.* 2016 will be my 34th year as a vaccine safety and human rights activist. 1 For more than 20 years I have been warning that the day would come when vaccine extremists and profiteers would move to legally force Americans to buy and use all government mandated vaccines and punish those who refuse. 2 3 Still, it was ... more »

Former U.S. Military Intel Chief: White House Ignored Warnings Of The Islamic State Before The 2012 Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
CNN: *Former intel chief says WH worried over re-elect 'narrative'* Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit its re-election "narrative." "I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I'll be very candid with you, they just didn't," retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." Flynn, who has been critical of both Obama's... more »

Russian Military Accuses The U.S. Of Not Striking ISIS Oil Facilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RT:* *US-led coalition not striking ISIS oil trucks despite evidence - Russia’s General Staff* Despite mounting evidence of ISIS oil smuggling, the US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq is not striking convoys of oil trucks heading to Turkey, Russia’s General Staff has said. “It’s hard not to notice” the thousands of trucks used by terrorists for oil smuggling, Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, deputy commander of the General Staff, said at a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday. “However, we see no strikes on those convoys by the coalition - only a tripling in the number of strategic ... more »

How to Think About the Paris Climate Talks

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* The Paris climate talks — officially COP 21, or the 21st "conference of the parties" to the UN's climate treaty-making body, the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) — are much in the news these days, and I imagine most people have no idea how to think about them. That is, they don't think much will happen there that will help, and beyond that, it's just numbers and speeches, stuff that flies over people's heads. So here are four points to consider as you listen to the reports and analyses. For easy reference, these are: - The most ambitious emiss... more »

Iraq Says US Troops Would Hinder Anti-Terror Fight

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Following an announcement by US officials saying that the US military would be deploying special forces to Iraq, the Iraqi government reiterated that it could not support the measure. Back in October a Statement from the Iraqi Government said that they never asked for and did not need any US involvement in ground operations against ISIS terrorists. An Iraqi MP serving on the country’s Security and Defense Council emphasized that US boots on the ground would only aggravate the situation. Sputnik news reports: On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter suggested that the US would be ... more »

When Everything Old Is New Again

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
Talk about feeling every arthritic inch the geezer. When I was Googling the netz to research my usual snarky story on Christmas toys and Christmas joy, I came across a piece by toy historian Philip Reed, who'd dredged up an old Gannett newspaper piece by Yours Truly, from way back yonder in 1978. Then, as now, Star Wars was all the rage. Reading my old article brought back memories of how sick I was of Star Wars even then. And I wasn't the only one. Remember the parody by Bill Murray on *Saturday Night Live*? I used to sing that lounge lizard ditty under my breath all of the time, to... more »

Sandy Berger, Ex-Clinton National Security Adviser, Dies

KEN DILANIAN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Sandy Berger - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton’s foreign policy and got in trouble over destroying classified documents, died Wednesday. He was 70. The cause of death was cancer, said a statement by... more »

Russia Accuses The Turkish President's Family Of Being Involved In Purchasing Oil From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade* Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq. Moscow and Ankara have been locked in a war of words since last week when a Turkish air force jet shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border, the most serious incident between Russia and a NATO state in half a century. Erdogan responded by saying no one had the right to "sla... more »

Report: Afghan Taliban Leader Wounded In Gun Fight In Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Mullah Mansour took over in July after the death of Mullah Omar was confirmed. Reuters *BBC*: *Afghan Taliban leader Mansour 'wounded in gunfight'* Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been wounded in a gunfight at a meeting of militants in the Pakistani city of Quetta, reports say. A source close to the Taliban told the BBC that shots were fired after an argument at the meeting, killing four people and seriously wounding Mansour. The Taliban's spokesman denied that the firefight took place. Mullah Mansour's appointment prompted splits in the Taliban after its founder M... more »

World News Briefs -- December 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA*:* Kerry: Iraq Briefed on US Plan to Strike at Heart of IS* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the Iraqi government was briefed in advance of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that teams of U.S. special operators could be in Iraq in a matter of weeks. The “specialized expeditionary targeting force" will consist of approximately 200 special forces personnel, according to officials familiar with the plans aimed at striking the brain trust and nervous system of the Islamic State terror group. *MIDDLE EAST* Iraq: We don't need *foreign troops to fight IS... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Tu-22 MZ strategic bombers of Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces set to hit ISIS targets in Syria © Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation / Sputnik *FOX News*: *Russia adding 2nd airbase in Syria, pursuing 'expansion' in military campaign* Russia has expanded its military operations in Syria to include a second airbase as well as other posts, according to a U.S. official briefed on the latest intelligence from the region – even as President Obama expresses muted optimism that Russian President Vladimir Putin eventually will “shift” his strategy and work with the West. Mosc... more »

NATO Offer Membership To Montenegro

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *NATO Invites Montenegro To Join Alliance As Russia Threatens Retaliation, Axing Of Military And Technical Programs* NATO has invited Balkan country Montenegro to join the military alliance led by the U.S. with Russia threatening retaliation over the move Wednesday. The invite is the coalition's first expansion in six years and Moscow had earlier called the bloc's extension plans to the Balkans a "provocation." Diplomats from NATO said, according to Reuters, that the alliance would send a message to Russia that it does not have a veto on NATO’s expansion toward eastern... more »

U.S. Democrat Warns President Obama That He Could Drag The U.S. Into A 'Devastating Nuclear War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Democratic congresswoman warns Obama could drag the US into a'devastating nuclear war' in increasingly complex Syria crisis* * Rep Tulsi Gabbard said fighter jets, and Obama’s opposition to Russian-backed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, could lead to a nuclear war * Defense secretary Ashton Carter told Gabbard on Tuesday that Russia is not a military danger to the United States * Gabbard’s comments came after Carter told Congress that the United States is sending additional special operations ground forces to Iraq * The United States already has 3,400 troops in Iraq, ... more »

Report: Russia Has Carried Out A Successful Test Flight Of A New Anti-Satellite Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Russia's Proton rocket, carrying Kosmos military satellite blasts off a launch pad at the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, on March 30, 2012. STR/AFP/Getty Images *Washington Free Beacon:* *Russia Flight Tests Anti-Satellite Missile* *Moscow joins China in space warfare buildup.* Russia carried out the first successful flight test of a new anti-satellite missile this month, marking a new phase in the global militarization of space. The flight test of Russia’s direct ascent anti-satellite missile, known as Nudol, took place Nov. 18, according to defense officials ... more »

During U.S. - Indian Naval Exercises A Russian-Built Kilo Submarine 'Kills' An American Nuclear Attack Sub

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Image: Flickr/Creative Commons 3.0. *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Revealed: Russian-Built Kilo Submarine 'Kills' American Nuclear Sub* *The Indian media is claiming that one of New Delhi’s Russian-built Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarines managed to “sink” a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine during exercises in October.* The Indian submarine INS Sindhudhvaj (S56) allegedly “killed” USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) during an exercise called Malabar that is held annually between India, Japan and the United States. According to the Ind... more »

Russian Navy Ship Meets A Turkish Sub In The Dardanelles Waterway (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*: *Caught On Tape: Russian Navy Ship Runs Into Turkish Sub In Dardanelles* A few days ago, in “Turkey's Trump Card: Erdogan Can Cut Russia's Syrian Supply Line By Closing Bosphorus,” we suggested that if Ankara wants to retaliate against Russia for the raft of economic sanctions The Kremlin slapped on Turkey over the weekend, closing the Bosphorus Strait might be a better idea than attempting to do without Russian gas. After all, Turkey gets more than half of its gas from Gazprom, and given Erdogan’s support for the various rebels battling for control of Syria, this ... more »

The Turkmens Are Being Driven Out Of Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Image from AA* *The Independent*: *Syria air strikes: Russia accused of ethnic cleansing of Turkmen* Far from targeting Isis, Russia’s air force is trying to drive the Turkmen minority from north-west Syria in order to carve out safe territory for its ally Bashar al-Assad, the ethnic group’s leader tells Laura Pitel in Istanbul. Moscow is waging a relentless campaign of aerial bombardment intended specifically to “drive out” the Turkmen minority from north-western Syria, the community’s political leader has warned. Abdurrahman Mustafa, who as presid... more »

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Deeply Concerned about Divisive Rhetoric, Unless It’s Coming From Obama

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Angry Obama-900] On NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday, Andrea Mitchell accused Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of divisiveness. Trump’s alleged divisiveness aside, this is rich from an acolyte of the most divisive president in history, Barack Obama. Mitchell was referring to Trump’s... more »

The Blame for Planned Parenthood Killings Rests with Shooter Alone

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Gunman__1448711213_173.71.16.53] “No more baby parts.” As of this writing, that statement by Robert Lewis Dear is the only evidence that the “Planned Parenthood shooter” in Colorado Springs, Colo., was motivated by anti-abortion rhetoric. Dear’s comment came amid a rambling interview that left law enforcement... more »

Fact Check: Obama’s Claim That Mass Shootings Only Happen in Other Countries

The Washington Post at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Obama2 - 400] President Obama said at a news conference, "I mean, I say this every time we've got one of these mass shootings; this just doesn't happen in other countries." Is his statement true? In one sense, the answer would be "yes." President... Continue reading *“Fact Check: Obama’s Claim That Mass Shootings Only Happen in Other Countries”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

2500 New Coal Plants Planned

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article4629455.ece From the Times: More than 2,400 coal-fired power stations are under construction or being planned around the world, a study has revealed two weeks after Britain pledged to stop burning coal. The new plants will emit 6.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and undermine the efforts […]

How should we react to such horrible things as the Paris attacks. John Whitehead advocates caution, caution that the reaction not be worse than the event. And he falls back to the 9/11 attack, where the government expanded it's powers at the citizenry’s expense, noting that "...a mere 45 days after the 9/11 attacks, the USA Patriot Act drove a stake through the heart of the Bill of Rights, undermined civil liberties, expanded the government’s powers and opened the door to far-reaching surveillance by the government on American citizens." And he quotes Benjamin Franklin: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ *Commentary* ------------------------------ To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late *By John W. Whitehead* November 16, 2015 “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”—Hermann Goeri... more »

We are all terrorist sympathisers now. Or are we?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Norman Smith was positively jumping with excitement this morning while reporting what David Cameron allegedly said last night about members opposed to bombing DAESH in Syria. According to the Guardian he was: “warning them against voting alongside “Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers”. Norman’s theory was that Cameron had dropped his own bombshell and had blown his Syria pitch altogether. The thought of such a thing obviously made Norman’s day. He earnestly suggested that those Labour MPs who had been teetering on the edge of voting with the government would now pl... more »

Why China Won’t Cut Back on CO2

Breitbart at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Chinese pollution - 400] Like a lot of the president's statements on climate change this isn't actually true. In fact there are lots and lots of people in the world who know it's a hoax. And among them, unfortunately, happen to be the ruling... Continue reading *“Why China Won’t Cut Back on CO2”* at *breitbart.com*.

Cher Tweets About ISIS & Refugees, Leaves Her Liberal Pals Livid

New York Daily News at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: cher - 400] Cher may wish she could turn back time following a series of tweets she made about refugees and ISIS on Monday. The 69-year-old singer praised the U.S. plan to overhaul the visa waiver program, which allows people from 38 countries... Continue reading *“Cher Tweets About ISIS & Refugees, Leaves Her Liberal Pals Livid”* at *nydailynews.com*.

Management researcher with 7 retractions issues “clarifications” to 2013 paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The authors of a paper on supportive supervisors just want readers to “better understand the reported findings,” and so have issued multiple “clarifications” in a corrigendum note. Some of the issues addressed in the note have been raised on PubPeer. The paper’s author list includes one Fred Walumbwa, formerly an Arizona State University management researcher, some […] The post Management researcher with 7 retractions issues “clarifications” to 2013 paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russia Presents Proof Of ISIS-Turkey Oil Trade

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The Russian Defense Ministry have said they have evidence that Turkey’s leadership, including President Erdogan and his family, are personally involved in illegal oil trade with Islamic State militants. Russian military chiefs publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the two countries. Following a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday, the ministry presented their new findings concerning ISIS funding and stress that Turkey is the final destination for... more »

A Turkish Court ‘Orders Gollum Study’ in Erdogan Case

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A Turkish court has asked experts to examine the character Gollum from The Lord of the Rings in the case of a man on trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Experts need to assess whether President Erdogan resembles Gollum, after memes appeared comparing the two. The court is looking into the case to establish whether Dr. Bilgin Ciftci insulted the president when he shared a meme comparing the facial expressions of Erdogan with Gollum. For publishing the meme, Ciftci was expelled from the Public Health Institution of Turkey (THSK) in October and depending on the verdict,... more »

STOPPED MAKING SENSE: Trump bought Breitbart, Coppins suggests!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015Part 2—Tracking the downfall of sense:* Yesterday, in the Washington Post, McCrummen got it right. Egad! Stephanie McCrummen had ventured to deepest Alabama, where she interviewed a group of Carson supporters. On the front page of the Washington Post, she quoted these voters at some length as they stated their views. Personally, we don't share their views. But that isn't the point. What *are* the views of these Carson supporters? Late in McCrummen's report, 59-year-old Toni Ledet describes her view of President Obama. The discussion continues from the... more »

"Frightening..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"It's frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what's going on." - Amos Tversky

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Karl Denninger- Yellen Has No Choice But to Raise Rates"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Karl Denninger- Yellen Has No Choice But to Raise Rates"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "With the economy sinking in part due to Obama Care, is the Fed going to raise rates soon? Karl Denninger, who is a financial expert and trader, says, “Janet Yellen doesn’t have any choice but to raise rates. We have an emergency policy rate right now that is destroying the pension funds and the insurance companies in this country. This is where the pressure is coming from. It has nothing to do with the economy. It has everything to do with fixed income bond ladders. That is a mathematical pr... more »

"The Life of a Thanksgiving Turkey Perfectly Illustrates What Nassim Taleb's 'Black Swan' Is All About"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Life of a Thanksgiving Turkey Perfectly Illustrates * *What Nassim Taleb's 'Black Swan' Is All About"* by Myles Udland "The concept of a "Black Swan" event takes its name from Nassim Taleb's 2007 book "The Black Swan." But there's a slight problem: acknowledging an event's possibility means it can't be a Black Swan. A Black Swan is an event or occurrence — a tail event, as Taleb would call it — that is so remote that it is completely unforeseen. The famous example Taleb uses in his book is the Thanksgiving turkey. "Consider a turkey that is fed every day," Taleb writes. "Ever... more »

If Oil Was Really A Consideration- Turkey Would NOT Have shot the Russian Jet down

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
From Chatham House of all places! Still this is what I call "Stating the Obvious" Last week I was saying to my husband, *it doesn't make sense that the nation state of Turkey would shoot down the plane, **for the most obvious, simple, plain, common sense reason**, Turkey is very reliant or dependent on Russia for it's energy needs!* *That's a fact!* *If oil was a consideration for the Turkish authorities in their decision to shoot down a Russian jet, they would have had good reason to hold fire.* * Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that the decision by Turkey to shoot... more »

Gates Moves to Take Over Teacher Education, Part 1

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
The 2011 video below tells much of the story about the insignificance attached to research and scholarship by the corporate foundations that are trying to buy up university teacher preparation programs. The woman on the left (in more ways than one) is respected scholar, Deborah Ball, whose scholarship and leadership as Dean of Education at University of Michigan adds the policymaker patina and research-vetted veneer to get the required respectability that the Gates Foundation is seeking to institute nationwide. Watch the five minute clip below, and you will see Ball providing a rat... more »

Can Iraqi Politics Find A Solution To The Causes Of The Insurgency? Interview With Prof. Ahmed Hashim

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Dr. Ahmed Hashim is an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies and Deputy Coordinator of the Military Studies Program at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His 2006 book *Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq*was ahead of its time not only for its insight into the insurgency but identity politics as well. In 2009 he wrote a follow up book on the topic *Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency*. This is an interview with Prof. Hashim about why the insurgency emerged, how it operates, and whether there are any political solutions to resolve it. *1. You wrote in your book Insurg... more »

Police Have Not Ruled Out Foul Play in Death of Juneau Mayor

DAN JOLING & BECKY BOHRER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Welcome to Juneau sign] JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Police in Alaska’s capital city have not determined whether the city’s new mayor died from a natural event or foul play but have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death. Stephen “Greg” Fisk,... more »

Will the EU’s Bargain with Turkey Last?

The American Interest at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Turkey boos Paris Moment of Silence] In the wake of the EU's refugee bargain with Turkey this weekend, NPR provides a useful summary of what Turkey will get in exchange for clamping down on refugee outflows: Under the terms of the deal, the E.U. will provide three... Continue reading *“Will the EU’s Bargain with Turkey Last?”* at *the-american-interest.com*.

No Small Task

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.absentlimits.net/ Justice delayed is justice denied. Throughout the Harper years, the federal government worked very hard to delay justice. Its first assault on Justice was to shut down the Court Challenges program, because -- the Harperites claimed -- it was too expensive. The fallout from that decision was that only those with deep pockets could afford to take the federal government to court. That was because, in every challenge to the federal government, its lawyers employed delaying tactics. Take the case of compensa... more »

Chemists pull non-reproducible paper on method to make opal films

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
When two chemists based in China couldn’t reproduce experiments in their paper on opal films, they retracted it. As the retraction note explains: In this article we report a method to fabricate 2D TiO2–WO3 composite inverse opal films via a mechanical co-assembly route with a template of polystyrene spheres. Upon repeating the experiments described, we found that this […] The post Chemists pull non-reproducible paper on method to make opal films appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Cameron Refuses To Apologise For ‘Terrorist Sympathisers’ Comment

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
David Cameron has repeatedly refused to apologise for calling anti bombing MPs “terrorist sympathisers” As the debate on Syria air strikes kicked off in parliament, MPs called on the Prime Minister to apologise for his incendiary comment. He was given multiple opportunities to say sorry to MPs preparing to vote against the motion, but he ignored them The Prime Minister told MPs in the 1922 Committee on Tuesday night, not to ‘walk through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers’. The Independent report: But today he did not acknowledge requests in parlai... more »

NY Times Columnist Quotes “Stream” Author on Abortion and Violence

The New York Times/Ross Douthat at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Robert Lewis Dear - 400 000] In the wake of the Robert Dear shootings at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado, the tendency from pro-choice writers has been to get the pro-life movement coming and going -- on the one hand accusing pro-lifers of at least semi-deliberately... Continue reading *“NY Times Columnist Quotes “Stream” Author on Abortion and Violence”* at *douthat.blogs.nytimes.com*.

Let's Re-Visit The Hubbub That Herr Trumpf Caused With The Black Ministers-- His Attempts To Buy Their Endorsements Were Rebuffed

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Last Friday we covered Trumpf's announcement that he and his crony, Darrell Scott, had corralled 100 black ministers for a press conference and endorsement ceremony at Trump Tower on Monday. Many of the ministers whose names were being bandied about-- and who appeared on the Trumpf posters for the "event"-- then claimed Trumpf's announcement of endorsements was news to them... and in more than a few cases, unwelcome and unpleasant news. Like the very prominent Detroit Bishop, Corletta Vaughn of Detroit, who appeared on the poster without her permission, had already declined the in... more »

Mein Kampf to Be Republished in Germany 70 Years after Hitler’s Death

CNN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Mein Kampf Germany] (CNN)There may be no taboo greater in Germany than to republish Adolf Hitler manifesto’s, “Mein Kampf.” But historians in Munich are about to break it. The Institute for Contemporary History is reprinting the murderous dictator’s book and will sell it... Continue reading *“Mein Kampf to Be Republished in Germany 70 Years after Hitler’s Death”* at *cnn.com*.

Iraqis Think the U.S. is in Cahoots with ISIS, and It’s Hurting the War Effort

The Washington Post at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Defense Sec'y Ash Carter] BAIJI, Iraq -- On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and... Continue reading *“Iraqis Think the U.S. is in Cahoots with ISIS, and It’s Hurting the War Effort”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Former Intel Chief: WH Ignored Reports of ISIS Rise Because It Didn’t Fit Obama Re-election Narrative

CNN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn] Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama’s former top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit its re-election “narrative.” “I think that they did not... Continue reading *“Former Intel Chief: WH Ignored Reports of ISIS Rise Because It Didn’t Fit Obama Re-election Narrative”* at *cnn.com*.

Tolkien’s Gollum Focus of Trial for Man Accused of Insulting Turkish President

The Telegraph at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: From the Telegraph, from Twitter, outbound.] Is Gollum from Lord of the Rings a good guy or a bad apple? That's what experts must help a Turkish judge decided in the trial of a man accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a Lord of... Continue reading *“Tolkien’s Gollum Focus of Trial for Man Accused of Insulting Turkish President”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.

The Paris Conference On "Climate Change" Is A Sham: Global Warming HOAX Unravels- Globalist Science Fraud Engineered To Control Humanity, Not To Save It!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
For years now I have been presenting articles here that show the absolute proof that man caused "Global Warming" or as the scam artists behind the hoax like to call it now "Climate Change" is a massive swindle and a sham.... The perpetrators behind the hoax are in it for nothing more than MONEY through the scam of "carbon taxation"... And of course the so called Jewish "elite" that control this planet have been using the fear propaganda generated by this hoax to push their "new world order" agenda in pursuit of their sick and twisted dream of a "one world government".... Right now, ... more »

Saudi Ambassador Slams Jeremy Corbyn Over ISIS Funding ‘Insult’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for what he called a “distortion” over the kingdom’s role in tackling ISIS. Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud said that comments made by made by Corbyn and former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown suggesting his country supported extremism were an ‘insult’ The Labour leader said on Tuesday there were several very big questions surrounding the rise of ISIS which remained unanswered, such as who is providing financial aid to the group. Corbyn’s suggestion that Saudi Arabia may be involved in funding the ...more »

.... it is estimated that more than 200 million animals are set free through this practice in Taiwan every year....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
[image: DSC08401] *An electronic billboard flashes DPP candidate ads, KMT candidate ads, and ordinary ads, one after another.* From Su S, Cassey P, Vall-llosera M, Blackburn TM (2015) Going Cheap: Determinants of Bird Price in the Taiwanese Pet Market. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127482 Taiwan presents an excellent example for studying features of the bird trade in Asian countries [20].* First, cultural practices relating to the bird trade, such as prayer release, singing competitions and ‘bird-walking’ (the avian equivalent of dog-walking, where birds are ta... more »

Senate GOP on Track to Defund Planned Parenthood

Real Clear Politics at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Senate GOP] Senate Republicans are sticking with their plans to use a budget procedure this week to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act, with a provision to defund Planned Parenthood, site of a deadly attack in Colorado on Friday. The... Continue reading *“Senate GOP on Track to Defund Planned Parenthood”* at *realclearpolitics.com*.

Faith-Inspired WWII Soldier Now Honored for Saving Jews

ARON HELLER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Yad_Vashem_Entrance] JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate. But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none...more »

The IRS Wants Organizations to Collect Donors’ Social Security Numbers. This Tea Party Group Is Fighting Back.

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: IRS - 900] A Tea Party organization is mobilizing its supporters nationwide in an attempt to stymie a proposed regulation from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the disclosures of donor information. Tea Party Patriots is launching an email and social media campaign --... more »

Islamic State Prepares For The Iraqi Onslaught On The City Of Ramadi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Islamic State Prevents Civilians From Fleeing Iraqi City of Ramadi* *Iraqi forces urge people to leave city ahead of an offensive to retake it.* Islamic State fighters are preventing civilians from fleeing the city of Ramadi—and threatening to kill those who try—after Iraqi forces warned people to leave ahead of an impending offensive, residents said Tuesday. Iraqi forces have been airdropping leaflets since Sunday warning residents to get out before they launch an operation to recapture the Islamic State stronghold. Residents said the extremist group, also... more »

Sad News from Harvard Square

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
Yenching Shutters Doors After 40 Years. I have been a patron of this restaurant since I arrived in Cambridge as a student in 1980 and, over the years. have taken hundreds of students here for lunch. For me, this is the end of an era.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*A university and its Muslim professor* *Feminism not taught there?* A professor with an interesting birthplace is in hot water for doing the unspeakable this week: Youssif Omar saw his teenage female relative walking to Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri without the traditional Islamic headscarf. According to the Daily Mail, he assaulted the girl by slapping her across the face, dragged her violently by the hair down a flight of stairs and into his car, and drove away. Omar was arrested for child abuse the following day and was released on a $4,500 bond. According to hi... more »

New Arrest in Paris Attacks Linked to Apartment Raid

PHILIPPE SOTTO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Paris, France, Eiffel Tower, Storm] PARIS (AP) -- French police have arrested two people outside Paris -- one of them for suspected links to the only man charged in connection with the Nov. 13 attacks in the capital, according to two officials close to the... more »

Authorities Arrest Terror Cell ‘Threatening’ Pope Francis

The Local at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis Amused - 900] UPDATED: Four people arrested in Italy and Kosovo on suspicion of spreading jihadist propaganda online allegedly made threats against Pope Francis and the former US ambassador to Kosovo. The gang also praised the Paris terrorist attacks, in which 130 people... Continue reading *“Authorities Arrest Terror Cell ‘Threatening’ Pope Francis”* at *thelocal.it*.

The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around the World

TakePart at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Indian child bride with baby] More than 14 million girls worldwide are subjugated by family members, poverty or a societal norm to marry long before they are adults. Human Rights Watch reports that one in seven girls is married in the developing world -- mainly, South... Continue reading *“The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around the World”* at *takepart.com*.

The Old-Guard Conservative Facing Off Against Trump

Ozy at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald McIntosh] His name is David McIntosh, and he is a Republican. Specifically, a member of the Republican establishment who was once rumored to be replacing Newt Gingrich as House speaker (in the '90s!), who toiled in the George H.W. Bush administration... Continue reading *“The Old-Guard Conservative Facing Off Against Trump”* at *ozy.com*.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
Is there no, limit to the utter nonsense poured out in the name of global warming?? And it's not just some Al Gore type. It's coming from NASA's chief scientist *Isn't the blonde Ellen Stofan gorgeous? Maybe she is just NASA's token femaleI quote Ms Stofan: "Photosynthesis declines rapidly at temperatures above about 95 degrees Fahrenheit". Has the good woman never heard of the tropics? I was born in the tropics and temperatures there are very commonly above 95F, quite a bit above sometimes. So were the plants around me all dying? Not on your Nelly! You've never seen ... more »

Jeremy 'evasive' Corbyn re the Kurds today

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Sky News (@SkyNews) tweeted at 0:39 PM on Wed, Dec 02, 2015: #SyriaVote: @JWoodcockMP asks Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn if he'd take away air protection for Kurds https://t.co/mh1IWz7DRz (https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/672032452324499456)

Ben Carson Tumbles in National Poll

Politico at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: outbound Politico] Ben Carson took a tumble in the latest national poll, falling six points from last month in the Quinnipiac University survey, after weathering heavy criticism for his lack of foreign policy expertise and scrutiny about his personal tale of redemption. After... Continue reading *“Ben Carson Tumbles in National Poll”* at *politico.com*.

Officer Prepares to Face Jury in First Freddie Gray Trial

DAVID DISHNEAU & JULIET LINDERMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: William Porter (R), one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray earlier in the year, walks to a courthouse with his attorney Joseph Murtha for jury selection in his trial on November 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Porter is the first to go to trial in the death of Gray who died from an injury incured in the back of a police transport van on April 19.] BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore Police Officer William Porter is set to face a jury in the first trial stemming from the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death from in... more »

Interview: Cruz’s Foreign Policy More Restrained Than Some Might Think

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz] This AP Conversation is the second in an occasional series of extended interviews with the presidential candidates on a topic of interest in the 2016 campaign WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ted Cruz says the question follows him into the hallways of... more »

Kerry Says NATO Members Ready to Step Up Anti-IS Fight

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: John Kerry] BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that NATO members stood ready to step up military efforts against the Islamic State and held out hope of broadening cooperation between the West and Russia to end Syria’s... more »

NATO Invites Montenegro to Join, as Russia Plots Response

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: NATO headquarters] BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO member states formally invited Montenegro to join the alliance, drawing a prompt response from Russia that it plans to suspend cooperation with the tiny Adriatic nation. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that NATO is... more »

How to Stop Terror Attacks: Take Violence Against Jews Seriously

TABLET at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: blood on paving stones] We've seen this logic in play too often. It's the logic of deluded men and women who are trying to organize a chaotic world into rational patterns and who are therefore willing to accept the indiscriminate slaughtering of Jews as... Continue reading *“How to Stop Terror Attacks: Take Violence Against Jews Seriously”* at *tabletmag.com*.

Economic News , Data and Views ( December 2 , 2015 ) - Spain In Focus ( Election Items , Pension Reserve Shocker , Spanish Unemployment Falls in November , "The Future Is In the Air" , Economic news of note ) ....... Greece In Focus ( ( Refugee crisis items , Schengen threat , political and economic updates ) ...... Broader Europe ( News & Data from around the EZ , ECB on deck for Thursday - items of note on what the ECB might do and why )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Europe...... Spain.... *El País in English* ‏@elpaisinenglish 35s 35 seconds ago Almost 70% of Spaniards disapprove of PM Mariano Rajoy’s decision to shun the #ELPAISDebate http://cort.as/ZmTA [image: Embedded image permalink] *The Local Spain* ‏@TheLocalSpain 14m 14 minutes ago Spain unemployment drop provides government boost ahead of *election* http://bit.ly/1HGuujV #20D [image: Embedded image permalink] *The Spain Report* ‏@thespainreport 1h 1 hour ago LIVE BLOG: Rajoy's TV Interview Seen By More People Than El País Online Debate https://ww... more »

Capricorn Rising - two new novels - 2016's gonna get real busy

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
early in 2015, I promised myself and *one other person* that 2016 would be the year for the writing of two distinctly different new novels... a) *Dream Detective Agency* (book one) children's fantasy novel, writing as Lorien Howell. b) *Venomist* (co-writer Hecate) adult horror novel, writing as Hertzan Chimera. I was just really surprised at the Synchronicity of the implied V and the implied D of the Capricorn symbol being able to fit graphically into my writing announcement. Kismet, and fate, I guess.

The Truth About China

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.org/new-report-the-truth-about-china/ China will talk a good game at the UN Climate Conference in Paris but won’t make any binding commitments, concludes The Truth About China, an important new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. “China’s Communist Party has as its highest priority its own self-preservation, and […]

ISIS Is Fighting a Spiritual Battle — So How Can the West Be Safe?

Lael Arrington at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group, slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad.] LAEL ARRINGTON -- When bloody horror erupts on our TVs and phones we mourn with those who mourn. We pray for the gospel to "speed ahead and be honored" and for God to comfort all those who have suffered loss because... more »

Europe’s Welcome Sign to Terrorists - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'EUROPE'S open-border arrangement, which enables travel through 26 countries without passport checks or border controls, is effectively an international passport-free zone for terrorists to execute attacks on the Continent and make their escape.' No Shit Sherlock More here http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/opinion/europes-welcome-sign-to-terrorists.html

Corbyn’s leader rating with YouGov drops to a calamitous minus 41% (Updated with YouGov chart)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Here's some polling news that Labour's media arm, the BBC, won't report. 'Corbyn's leader rating with YouGov drops to a calamitous minus 41%' More here http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2015/12/01/corbyns-leader-rating-with-yougov-drops-to-a-calamitous-minus-41/

Russia To End The Illegal Oil Trading Between ISIS And Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Russia have vowed to eradicate the commercial scale oil smuggling by ISIS militants into Turkey. Working with the UN Security Council, Russia say they will enforce a much stricter implementation of Resolution 2199, which aims to curb the illegal trade of oil with and by terrorist groups. The draft resolution aims to eliminate the funding of terrorist groups, with particular emphasis on ISIS. Rt.com reports: “We are not happy with the way Resolution 2199, which was our initiative, is controlled and implemented. We want to toughen the whole procedure,” Churkin said. “We are already d... more »

Kids Who Follow Conspiracy Theories Are Extremists, Officials Say

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
British child protection officials have come under heavy criticism after warning parents in the UK that young people who are critical of the government, question authority or follow conspiracy theories, should be considered “extremists”. In a leaflet made by an inner-city child safeguarding board, they warn parents that children “appearing angry about government policies, especially foreign policies” should be taken as a sign “specific to radicalisation”. Parents and guardians have been told by officials in the London Borough of Camden that showing mistrust of media reports and a b... more »

Yoko Ono’s Sinister Side Revealed In Explosive Interview

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The BBC’s Andy Peebles managed to secure an interview in 1981 with Yoko Ono and John Lennon just days before Lennon was assassinated. Since the interview, he remained in close contact with Yoko Ono, observing her increasingly odd and suspicious behaviour. In this exposé he reveals a sinister side to Yoko Ono the public have never seen before, and asks whether there is more to John Lennon’s murder than meets the eye. Dailymail.co.uk reports: In a frank and at times emotional interview, he raises a series of disturbing questions about her fame-hungry behaviour. He asks: Why did Yoko s...more »

Long-Hidden Details Reveal Cruelty of 1972 Munich Attackers per NYTimes.com

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
' Among the most jarring details are these: The Israeli Olympic team members were beaten and, in at least one case, castrated. "What they did is that they cut off his genitals through his underwear and abused him," Ms. Romano said of her husband, Yossef. Her voice rose. "Can you imagine the nine others sitting around tied up?" she continued, speaking in Hebrew through a translator. "They watched this."' More here http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/sports/long-hidden-details-reveal-cruelty-of-1972-munich-attackers.html But not on the BBC where such matters are as nothing compared...more »

Thyroid Cancer Cases in Fukushima Children Increase, Again.

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 19 hours ago
The Asahi Shimbun is reporting 11 new cases of thyroid cancer detected in Fukushima Prefecture young people, bringing the number of confirmed thyroid cancer cases to 115: Yuri Oiwa. Fukushima confirms 11 new thyroid cancer cases among young people. The Asahi Shimbun, December 01, 2015, http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201512010072 Eleven people in Fukushima Prefecture aged 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 triple meltdown were recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 115 since the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 n... more »

Hillary Clinton Email Reveals Callousness Towards 6 Dead Soldiers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
In the latest batch of declassified State Department emails, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is exposed as cold-hearted and callous in an email regarding the death of six American soldiers. In an email exchange with her adviser Huma Abedin in December 2011, Clinton, upon hearing about the death of the American soldiers who were serving in the Middle East, responds by asking: “Is Dalton Brody off Conn or Wisconsin?” Dalton Brody is the name of a gift store in Washington D.C. Westernjournalism.com reports: Amid chaos in Syria, Hillary Clinton asked for directions to “Washingt... more »

Dec. 1: Wow!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
There are three BIG stories in section B on the climate talks. One is about Trudeau, one about Gallant, and one about Obama. None of them has anything to say about anything significant at the talks. All three together in, say, one column would still be a waste of space. The real story is that in China and India people are dying right now because of the heaviest smog yet. It's so bad in some cities that visibility is close to nil. And no-one can breathe outside without a nose and mouth filter on. It's worse in those countries than in most because they both rely heavily on coal. But ... more »

Maverick branches, a proof that Everett's theory is totally wrong

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Stephen Hsu has posted a preprint on the many worlds interpretation The measure problem in no-collapse (many worlds) quantum mechanics (which he announced on his blog as well) and in the arXiv comments, the arXiv admin added a note saying that the text significantly overlaps with a preprint that Hsu posted in 2011. I agree with the content of the admin's critique. Hsu and all these people just keep on repeating the same verbal flapdoodle and they have absolutely no new results or ideas – and nothing that makes sense. However, I don't like the idea that an anonymous admin "edits" th... more »

Musical Interlude: Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, “Don't Give Up”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, “Don't Give Up” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc "Don't quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can't see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It's the one that makes the sweetest sound." - Simon Sinek

"The Fourth Turning: Our Rendezvous With Destiny"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"The Fourth Turning: Our Rendezvous With Destiny"* by James Quinn "In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I pondered possible Grey Champion prophet generation leaders who could arise during the regeneracy. In Part 3 I focused on the economic channel of distress which is likely to be the primary driving force in the next phase of this Crisis. In Part 4 I assessed the social and cultural channels of distress dividing the nation. In Part 5 I examined the technological, ecological, poli... more »

Why Does Steve Israel And The DCCC Keep Recruiting Conservative Republicans To Run For Congress As Democrats?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Almost a decade ago, Blue America was toiling away on behalf of school teacher and union member Dave Lutrin, running for Congress in the Palm Beach area of Florida, pretty red district then represented by hypocritical Republican closet case Mark Foley. We knew that sooner or later Foley would slip up-- they always do-- and expose himself and become very defeatable. But suddenly Lutrin was getting all this pressure from Rahm Emanuel, then head of the DCCC, and Steny Hoyer to withdraw from the race. It made no sense. Florida's 16th congressional district was pretty red and not a dis... more »

Military Photo of the Day: December 2, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Destroyer Fires Missile-900] The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon fires a missile during a training exercise in the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 10, 2015. Thanks to Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Jiang for taking this excellent photograph!

Has China Really Been Faking It?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Far more than has been apparent. Household incomes need to be expanding. In the end, we must now wait for the Chinese people to build their future and do this by somehow creating capital. What we appear to have had is a fiat currency expansion that has naturally ended. It lasted so long because it fed of an immense population. This immense population is now been paid through fiat currency when profitability is unable to provide. As i stated eight years ago, China needs a thriving consumer secter and that means slowly expanding household income. . *Has China Really Been ... more »

Nigerian Professor Claims To Have Solved 156-Year-Old Maths Problem, Which Carries $1Million Prize

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is wonderful. Best though is that it comes out of Nigeria in confirmation that decades of education has brought serious talent forward. There are really very few true math talents out there and one must educate an entire population to just flush out a few. The rest can be learn to be good enough but never to excel and produce new stuff. Thus we can have faith that the future of Nigeria's 60,000,000 or so will steadily brighten, I did review this problem several years ago at someone's behest and it is interesting. . *Nigerian Professor Claims To Have Solved 156-Year-Ol... more »

Native Americans Revive Squash from Seeds found in an 800-year-old Pot

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: The squash in this photo had not been grown for hundreds of years. Native Americans revived it after finding seeds in a pot 800 years old.] It is noteworthy that the preservation of heirloom varieties has become intensely local and communal as well. Yet it is really the only way that it can be properly done. After all their popularity is derived from local popularity among local growers who likely are responding to local soils and climate. Yet leaving it to the individual growers is far to risky. This movement can only develop momentum. Every chef is constantly lookin... more »

Nazi Gold Train

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a great story and i waited myself until follow up stories confirmed authenticity. It really was a simple secret left behind by retreating German forces. They obviously did a good job of hiding it and that meant it was to be. Thus the contents must be important. Weapons are likely just part of the protection in this case as such would otherwise be put into service at the time. Let us hope we get lucky. Our ability to properly deep scan has made discovery much easier and safer. Thus we have a new room in King Tut's tomb and clear targets now in the Great Pyramid.... more »

Thermal Scan of Egyptian Pyramids

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is i find, very welcome news. It means that modern sensing is now been applied. Maybe things will now loosen up and the thousands of unanswered questions can be systematically attacked. I do believe that every archeology departmnet on Earth can find a budget to tackle an Egyptian target. I also think that they can recruit young Egyptian archeologists as staff to support their projects. Collaboration will usher in a golden era of Egyptian archeology. We are constantly hearing of untouched sites buried in the sands. After all most of the antiquities in the world's m... more »

Genetic Circuits

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This appears to be an excellent beginning although knowing that we are dealing with hundreds of circuit pieces is daunting. We have imagined coming to this point for many years so it is good to see. Yet as we make spectaculat progress, the scope of what is in front of us does not really diminish at all. After all we also know that a light engine manages it all as well and we are far from detecting that process. All good to see.. *Programmable Plants: Colorado State Synthetic Biologists Pave Way for Genetic Circuits * *Released: 12-Nov-2015 3:00 PM EST* *http://www.newswise... more »

Preventing Heirloom Date Palm Extinction in Egypt's Siwa Oasis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a snapshot of a unique food culture that needs to be both well preserved but also expanded. It is able to conquer the desert once water is supplied. Athospheric water gathering will ultimately supply water to the whole Sahara Desert. This date culture will naturally concentrate around natural water traps as they do now. That many types will eventually be supported is also inevitable as organic permaculture becomes a global standard. While concerns are been expressed today regarding heirloom plants, it is not a problem in the long term and here we actually have a health... more »

Paul Krugman and John McCain on Terror, Reason, and Courage

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is good to see others coming to their senses and speaking their minds on terrorism. It must be understood and generally accepted that there is no real defense against a young man with money and a will to cause serious mischief. Pretending otherwise merely promotes massive futile expenses. What saves us is that the sane number six billion and the worse number mere hundreds. Thus they depend on inflicting easy casualties. Even 9/11 happened only because we chose to throw vigilence to the wind and did not react to real tips. Now they are simply attacking soft spots anywhere... more »

Maps of the Southeast: 1544, 1562, 1566, 1570, 1578, 1584 & 1590 From Robert Thornton

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Here is a batch of sixteenth century maps of the USA southeast. all; are effectively navigation maps locating bays and river mouths.. Actual inland information was likely acqired by interviewing locals at the river mouth with perhaps some effort at confirmation. At the same time we are getting ample indication that free lancers, often in substantial groups were breaking into the country and setting themselves up in some manner. That after all usually meant having access to trade goods and a settlement agreement with a local tribe for shared protection. Little of this had any s... more »

The Dwayyo

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Different name, same creature and more detail. The giant sloth shows up again. Here is what we learned this time. The hind legs are super powerful and tells us that from its gait and even its speed that these legs can grasp a tree or large limb and leverage the upper body into another tree or limb. All this allows a fast run as well, sufficient to run down a deer or bear. some of this is unexpected but understandable. More surprising is that the upper arms do not lend themselves to an easy fight with a human. I suspect that they grasp with the upper body and then rip the vi... more »

The Truth About Banking: Former Top Regulator Speaks Out

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What amazes me most is just how profoundly that even bankers fail to understand their role. It reminds me somewhat of asking for investment advice from an accountant. He just happens to be utterly unequipped to actually do the job. Here my opinion is been amply confirmed. We need a complete rewrite of economics education with ample practical illustrations to undo this blindness. . *.* *The Truth About Banking: Former Top Regulator Speaks Out* *By Valentin Schmid, Epoch Times |* * November 13, 2015* *Last Updated: November 13, 2015 5:34 pm* *http://www.theepochtimes.co... more »

After Paris, France Contemplates a Reckoning

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am loath to tackle all this simply because events are accelerating and anything written will be quickly out of date. What is happening is that we are seeing a natural emergence of barbarism brought about by mostly the teachings of Islam. In fact I am more impressed that the rest of the world almost completely refuses to join in any way. Like Nazism, its child, the simple teachings are terribly seductive to the young in particular. Yet the barbarians have merely taken the obvious lesson that it is possible to cause a lot of damage easily in the modern world no matter what is ... more »

English is not Normal

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Neat essay on a favorite topic. Just how peculiar is actually surprising as well. Yet this language has become our global language effectively by default. Others strive to compete but the sheer weight of numbers and commerce has made it the clear winner. The problem is that we need a global language and the winner is really first past the post and that is English mostly because of trade history which was very much England's entree. It was trade that led to real colonies that led to real introduction of English education to replace failed local efforts. Much of Islam is co... more »

Dreams Hold Secret Messages From Your Spirit Guides — Learn To Decode Them

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I want to address one central issue here. It is cognition versus memory and the subconscious. This is extremely important because i think that we can get things badly wrong otherwise. I do not think that the subconscious actually cognates so much as locates data we already have some access to and shows it to us in order for us to cognate over. The physical mind is not a logic machine so much as it is a fuzzy cognition machine much different that the natural logic associated with our subconscious or our spirit body or our light body - take your pick. Looking back... more »

1570 Map Shows French Colony in Northeast Georgia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: 1570-Mellilot-2] It beconms clear that after Columbus, that a number of colonies were established in the South East by free lancers with or without royal patronage. Realistically this was all tied up with Spain's claims to all the Americas. Thus prior to a formal resolution ambitious types tried to get boots on the ground Add in endemic piracy attacking indian and settler villages deep inland and you have general slow motion anarchy until late in the eighteenth century.. All this has never been put together and assembled properly and the disappearance of villages hap... more »

GMO Tomatoes May Soon Be Back on Supermarket Shelves

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: GMO Tomato] There is nothing wrong about GMO technology that good science cannot correct over time. The real problem has been the gold rush thinking going on that has largely backfired. We can and will do way better and adding useful chemistry does make sense so long as full disclosure becomes the norm. It is early days and we are likely looking at decades of careful development and we need to get used to this. There is also too much good as well. . *GMO Tomatoes May Soon Be Back on Supermarket Shelves* *Natasha Longo, * *http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/11/13/gmo-t... more »

LOK Map

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This map is a gold mine of information and certainly supports the Norse presence. We already knew that a large contingent had gone from Greenland to the bottom of James Bay and had settled there for a sustained period by taking advantage of Walrus and Seal herds. This population then felt secure enough after a couple of generations.to travel into the Wisconsin region. Now we discover that smaller contingents had settled in New England as well which is actually the more attractive option on the face of it. More likely they were working with local tribes and been careful not to... more »

The Gas Plant Entity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This report is decidedly weird as if it was unplanned and reactive from the other side. The physical effects are what are getting my attention. This is way too busy as compared to most such reports. The charred effect as well as the powerful odor and then been knocked down by a vacuum effect are all bizarre and unexplainable in terms of our expectations. We will keep tracking this in case more comes up. .. *The Gas Plant Entity* *Wednesday, November 11, 2015* *A Look Back: 'The Gas Plant Entity'* *http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2015/11/a-look-back... more »

Cold Sun Rising

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
For those of you who are scientists, the conjectured link between CO2 and Global Warming is effectively disproved by the post 1998 temperature peak followed by a complete flat lining of all Global temperatures into a now visible decline. We have surely produced as much CO2 from 1998 through 2015 as we likely produced from 1850 through 1998 or at least an appreciable fraction thereof. Thus if 1998 is caused by surplus CO2, then present conditions must be caused by vastly more CO2. Sorry children you cannot get past this little detail. What it means though is that the probabilit... more »

The Real Truth About Cavities. Use this Magical Tooth Powder to Reverse Cavities Naturally

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We are waking up to the idea that cavities can be healed. Even seriously large ones apparently can be reversed and fully cured. It is just that it takes time and is a process. I find oil pulling somewhat hard to take and that means it needs to be worked on. a mineralizing paste is not likely to be fun either. What this means is that a dental care protocol needs to be engineered and also perfected as to acceptability. It cannot compromise and yes it must show measurable performance. Yet we can do just this and even drag in plenty of the elderly to act as test subjects. Per... more »

Make Your Own Distilled Water

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a really good idea. Even if you use it primarily to water plants you are way ahead. I also think that we will soon find great ways to use it. After all the best cooking water is likely made by adding a touch of sea salt to the distilled water. This gives you complete control over you water input. This is well worth doing by anyone with the right solar exposure. *How to Make a Solar Still * * Make your own distilled water and other liquids using these DIY solar still plans. * *By Eric Smith * *September 17, 2012 * * http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/home/how-to-ma... more »

Human Evolution is Driven by Consciousness Say Researchers

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Transformation-Consciousness -1] *I came to the conclusion that evolution is naturally driven by consciousness itself over a decade ago. You cannot avoid the need for informed choice and it shows up in many of the choices made that are truly discretionary. Like decorative horns. Now we understand that all life and every living cell has its own individual Dark Matter processor to do all the grunt work of operating biology itself. There is no randomness whatsoever. The rigorous information density of the individual spirit/astral body of any organism is literally milli... more »

6 Amazing Mosasaur Facts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Curiously, my post on living mosasaurs off New Zealand has attracted additional live reports as well from other locations including recently Mozambique. This has allowed us to make a comment of our own. Google this site to locate the reports. Both the Mosasaur and Tyrannosaurus Rex are natural first stage evolutionary improvements on the Crocodile. One went to sea and the other jumped into the jungle to find dinner. Yet they are both admirably equipped to crush crocodiles as a steady diet. In fact they are best equipped to do just that. For that reason alone, their survi... more »

Magnetite or Lodestone Spiritual Aspects

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Lodestone or Magnetite] For reasons already posted, i was led to wear a lodestone. Here we are informed of the actual spiritual virtues of the lodestone and we learn surprising things. Add in the understanding that i act as a pathfinder and we have an associated story line for my path that i find convincing, not least that i asked for none of this except by investigating lines of inquiry. I finally did a search on the spiritual aspects of the lodestone. It has also suggested that i will become a healer but i take that to mean in the shamanic se...more »

More Secret Space Whistleblowers?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: MOON] Read this and wonder. What is clear is that more and more serious talent is showing up to talk. Presuming that the alternate story line is correct, then first contact in the early sixties led directly to a transportation solution. From there Manhattan like security took over and operations have been expanding ever since as a black budget. That is what it takes and it is also possible. You do not need to understand what you use. However a human presence on Mars and the Moon makes scant sense to me. A real learning institute is a different matter... more »

Corbyn's leadership victory showed the Labour Party membership don't want their party to be a "Tory Mini-Me" as it has been since 1997. If Labour MPs learn that lesson from Corbyn's leadership, then Corbyn will have done his job even if they do manage to oust him.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 21 hours ago
There can be no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn was the correct answer to the Labour leadership election in September 2015. After all, in a British democratic election "correct" is whatever the electorate says it is. And Corbyn (59.5% of the vote) was startlingly ahead of the rest of the pack: Burnham (19.0%); Cooper (17.0%) and Kendall (4.5%). In a victory as surprising as the Conservatives winning the

Brandalism: 600 Fake Ads in Paris Expose COP21 Dirty Corporate Sponsors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
One of the best things to come out of the COP21: Brandalism, exposing the corporate sponsors of the climate summit with huge fake ads at bus stops! Brandalism: 82 Artists Install 600 Fake Ads Across Paris to Protest the COP21 Climate Conference Read more: Paris covered in ads mocking climate talk sponsors Official list of COP21 sponsors includes dirty coal-fired

Many Iraqis Believe The U.S. Is Supporting The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war* BAIJI, Iraq — On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion. Ordinary people also have seen the videos, heard the stories and reached the same conclusion — one that might seem absurd to Americans but is w... more »

VIDEOS AIM West 2015 San Francisco

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
Videos of AIM West San Francisco 2015 Watch live streaming video from earthcycles at livestream.com Watch live streaming video from earthcycles at livestream.com Livestream by Govinda's Earthcycles Watch livestream of AIM West 2015 AIM West honors Darrell Standing Elk, urges clemency for Leonard Peltier, and hears the voices of the people, from Tohono O'odham on the border, to

DEA Releases Graphic Of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Drug Empire In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* This graphic drawn up by the DEA shows where El Chapo's criminal gang, the Sinaloa Cartel, has the most power, in dark and pale yellow. The darker the yellow, the more influence the gang has. However, it is still the most influential gang even in the pale yellow areas *Daily Mail:* *The United States of El Chapo: DEA cartel map of America shows that the fugitive drug lord dominates almost the whole of the US* * Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel controls swathes of America, according to an unclassified DEA report * His empire sprawls across the ... more »

Russia New 'Doomsday Plane' Is About To Enter Service

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*: *New generation ‘doomsday’ airborne command post to enter service in Russia* Russia’s defense industry has completed tests of a new flying command center capable of maintaining full control over the country’s armed forces in the event of a global disaster or nuclear war. Russia and the US are the only two nations to possess a command center of this kind. The airborne strategic command center aboard an Ilyushin Il-80 aircraft, a modification of the Il-86 wide-body jet airliner, has successfully completed testing and will be ready for operations by the end of 2015, Russia’s U... more »

Islamic State Chief's Ex-Wife And Daughter Freed In Prisoner Swap

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Beast:* *The Caliph’s Ex Gets Traded to Qaeda* *Lebanon and Qatar brokered the prisoner exchange, which caught U.S. officials completely by surprise. But no one knows why.* Lebanese officials released the ex-wife of the leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State on Tuesday in exchange for 16 Lebanese soldiers and a policeman captured by Syria’s al Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra. Qatar brokered the trade and American national security officials were befuddled by it. Saja al-Dulaimi, who is believed to be in her 30s, was one of 13 Islamists released as part of the trad... more »

Administration Now Pursuing Response to 2008 Russia Treaty Breach, DoD Official Says

DEB RIECHMANN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Russian flag] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with rising pressure from Congress, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday that the Obama administration is pursuing ways to counter Russia’s violation of a key arms control treaty, but actions will be rolled into a broader... more »

(Tax Breaks for Rich Funded Scary ISIS/L? Why?)  Erdogan’s Dirty Dangerous ISIS/L Games/Selling Stolen Oil To Support ISIS/L  (Or Why International News Coverage Will Never Be Available On USA Mainstream Media)  The Incredibles:  Milken, Boesky, Marc Rich (Secrit Israeli Hackers)  Exxon-ALEC Coverup

It’s #GivingTuesday So, shooting down the Russian plane was a warning (from the rich* who fund NATO's Turkey). And it wasn't about crossing a border for a few seconds. (And, please, don't mention what's happening to the Kurds**. It couldn't be about them, surely.) Am I the only one who remembers how World War I began? Or is this type of critical thought assumed to be no longer important?

ECAA "would set the country back more than a half century"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Civil Rights champion, Gary Orfield, posted this on Facebook this evening. For those who think, or pretend to think, that this bill is the best we can do, take note: Congress seems about to enact a massive education law that would set the country back more than a half century ending the focus adopted in l965 of focusing federal aid on the schools of concentrated poverty. It's more progressive supporters are relying on the Secretary's authority to approve state plans but that authority is full of loopholes and there is no real accounting about what happens with federal funds which c... more »

How Monsanto Destroyed Rural Argentina

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Vic Bishop* - The introduction of agrochemichals in Argentina has led to widespread misuse and public poisoning. The post How Monsanto Destroyed Rural Argentina appeared first on Waking Times.

Republican Jesus: The Rise of Radical Christianity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Irwin Ozborne* - For some, Jesus' teachings have taken on new meaning in recent times. The post Republican Jesus: The Rise of Radical Christianity appeared first on Waking Times.

There is No Normal

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Linda George* - There is no normal anymore. Definition and dissolution are at loggerheads. The post There is No Normal appeared first on Waking Times.

Cancer arises from stress-induced breakdown of tissue homeostasis

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 day ago
Note: The full article, with 80 footnotes, is HERE-PDF. (and ALTERNATIVE-LINK) Is it time to abandon mutation-centric metastasis as the dominant paradigm? Does ‘seed and soil’ do more harm than good? By Denis G. Rancourt  , PhD Abstract Part-I:  I critically review the context of cancer research, where it has been advanced that most published research findings are false, that medicine

Chicago Mayor Fires Police Chief in Wake of Video Release

Don Babwin at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago] CHICAGO (AP) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city’s police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. Emanuel called a news conference to announce the dismissal of Garry McCarthy, who only days ago insisted to reporters that the... more »

UN Experts: Up to 3,000 Islamic State Fighters in Libya

EDITH M. LEDERER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Libya] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Islamic State group has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya and has demonstrated its intention to control more territory in the strategically located North African country -- but it is only one player among... more »

Report: Islamic State Support Is Growing In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A compilation of Twitter feeds of ISIS activists and sympathizers, compiled by researchers at the George Washington University Program on Extremism. CBS *The Hill*: *Analysis: US support for ISIS 'unprecedented'* Academic experts fear that American support for radical Islamism has reached “unprecedented” levels, even while it stays well below the support for the extremists seen in other countries. Academics at George Washington University’s program on extremism found that the types of Americans drawn to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) vary widely in terms of race, age, e... more »

Mexico Experts: Passageway May Lead to Aztec Ruler

MARK STEVENSON at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Templo Mayor, Aztec, Mexico] MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler. The Aztecs are... more »

In Bangladesh, ‘Dire’ Islamist Attacks on Free Speech

MATTHEW PENNINGTON at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rafida Bonya Ahmed, Bangladesh] WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American-Bangladeshi writer who survived a machete attack by Muslim extremists that killed her husband raised alarm Tuesday about rising intimidation and violence against freedom of expression in the South Asian country. Rafida Bonya Ahmed starkly described... more »

Will Success Spoil Cuba’s Revival?

CHRISTIANITY TODAY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Image processed by CodeCarvings Piczard ### FREE Community Edition ### on 2015-10-26 16:01:10Z | http://piczard.com | http://codecarvings.com] On the pessimistic side, Christian leaders wonder whether US visitors will destroy Cuban culture with their materialism and lifeless nominalism--or whether Cubans will destroy themselves. "Our mindset is very Marxist, even though we haven't had the ability to consume for... Continue reading *“Will Success Spoil Cuba’s Revival?”* at *christianitytoday.com*.

Can Any Of The Deep Bench Clowns Match Trumpf's Cunning And Ruthlessness? Cruz?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
It was fascinating to watch Trumpf destroying Jeb Bush's campaign in real time-- the classic tricks of a devious, intuitive and manipulative New York marketing expert. But, in the context of a relatively genteel Republican primary, is was breathtaking. The Bush family-- which after all spread lies about McCain's adopted child to smear him as a race mixer in South Carolina-- had never seen anything like it, let alone been the victim of such a slimy and unstoppable mass assault. I actually entertained the idea that Trumpf was doing it for the Clintons! Yesterday at the *Daily Beast* ... more »

Al Qaeda's Nusra Front In Syria Has Just Released A Video Of A Battle Using GoPro Cameras Attached To A Tank And A Drone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Real life Call of Duty: Jihadists attach go-pro to a TANK and a drone to film terrifying propaganda video of battle against Iranian forces* * Al Qaeda ally the Nusra Front released propaganda video shot on GoPro * Purports to show Iranian forces fleeing from jihadists as they attack town * Cameras were attached to a tank and a drone hundreds of metres above A terrifying propaganda video released by a jihadist group with links to Al Qaeda purportedly shows Iranian forces fleeing from jihadists as they advance on a stronghold town in northern Syria. The Nusra Front rel... more »

President Obama Has Ordered The Pentagon's 'Hunter-Killers' To Go After The Leaders Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast*: *Obama Unleashes Hunter-Killers on ISIS* The Special Ops Forces that got Bin Laden, Saddam, and Zarqawi are finally being sent by the dozens to go after the Islamic State’s leaders. Can these troops turn the tide? The Obama administration is dispatching a targeting force of elite U.S. special operations troops into northern Iraq, after top U.S. defense and intelligence officials warned the ISIS network is growing faster than the coalition that’s fighting it, senior U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast. The new special operations task force is aimed a... more »

Transhumanism is the Enemy

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Transhumanism

The Abuse of Colorado Springs

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pro-life, abortion debate, March for Life] The murderous rampage at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, Planned Parenthood clinic had barely ended before the left began using it to try to shut down the abortion debate. The shooting was an act of terrorism directed against women’s “health-care services,”... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTgHuUuDQg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments. The filaments are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher speed than expected from a free explosion. *Click image for larger size.* The above image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is presented in three colors chosen for scientific interest. The Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In the nebula's very center lies a pulsar: a neutron star as massive as the... more »

"We Like To Think..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We like to think that we are rational beings; humane, conscientious, civilized, thoughtful. But when things fall apart, even just a little, it becomes clear we are not better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we are still routing around in the primordial ooze; biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold, dark world like the rest of the tree-toads and sloths." - "Grey's Anatomy"

"How Could You? A Dog's Story"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How Could You? A Dog's Story"* by Jim Willis "When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" - but then you'd relent and roll me over for a bellyrub. My housetraining took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed, listening to your confidences and secre... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Frodsham, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, “Examination Of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Examination Of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo “I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade- the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapea... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Everyone's scared. Few carry on. I mean really carry on, as if it were your reason for being." "Keep calm," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

“The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear”* By VividLife “Are you afraid of some condition in your life? Here’s a life-transforming secret: that seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change forever your relationship with fear. It is only within this special kind of inner-relationship that there is real safety, because now you are interacting with fear in an entirely new way. You are no longer letting it dictate to you how to ... more »

The Poet: Kerrie Hardie, "What's Left"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What's Left" * "I used to wait for the flowers, my pleasure reposed on them. Now I like plants before they get to the blossom. Leafy ones – foxgloves, comfrey, delphiniums – fleshy tiers of strong leaves pushing up into air grown daily lighter and more sheened with bright dust like the eyeshadow that tall young woman in the bookshop wears, its shimmer and crumble on her white lids. The washing sways on the line, the sparrows pull at the heaps of drying weeds that I've left around. Perhaps this is middle age. Untidy, unfinished, knowing there'll never be time now to finish, liking the... more »

Putin Tells Army To Prepare For “World War III” With U.S. In Syra

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian military forces to prepare for World War III, after warning Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu to prepare for Syria to become the central battleground between NATO-Western allied countries and Russia. According to a report by the Ministry of Defence, Putin’s order was given following assurances from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel would not interfere in a Russia-US war in the Middle East. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Necessitating the timing of this order, this report continues, was President Putin’s refusal ye...more »

Russia Steps Up World War III Rhetoric, Calls Turkey ISIS Allies

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russia and Turkey seem posed to go to war with each other following Russian Foreign Minister’s claims that the Turkish government are “secret allies” with ISIS. This week Russia announced it would be closing the border between Syria and Turkey amid heavy artillery units being delivered to Russian military forces in Syria. As tensions continue to mount between the two countries, are we seeing a build up to World War III? Activistpost.com reports: The Russians have clearly become convinced that Turkey is at the core of the problems in Syria, and that is why the Russians now plan to co... more »

British Schoolgirl Dead Due To WiFi ‘Allergic Reaction’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A British schoolgirl was found dead after complaining about suffering from an allergic reaction to the school’s WiFi system. Jenny Fry, 15, committed suicide in a woodland near her home by hanging herself from a tree. Her mother claims that she died due to a condition known as electro-hypersensitivity (EHS). Rt.com reports: Debra Fry told Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court her daughter was badly affected by the wireless internet at Chipping Norton School in Oxfordshire, where she was a student. Jenny’s EHS symptoms included tiredness, headaches and bladder problems, and are believed to ha... more »

Man Dies Day After ‘Pay It Forward’ Good Deed, Inspires Wave of Generosity

Los Angeles Times at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Matthew Jackson - 400] Jamie-Lynne Knighten wants the world to know the legacy of Matthew Jackson, a man she barely knew. Their only encounter was brief, about five minutes in a grocery store on Nov. 10. But what happened in those moments, and the... Continue reading *“Man Dies Day After ‘Pay It Forward’ Good Deed, Inspires Wave of Generosity”* at *latimes.com*.

Booker On Paris

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/paris-climate-change-conference/12025836/Paris-climate-conference-10-reasons-why-we-shouldnt-worry-about-man-made-global-warming.html Booker’s view on Paris from the Telegraph: Yesterday, President Obama and a phalanx of other world leaders joined 40,000 delegates in Paris for the formal opening of what has been billed as “one of the most important international conferences in history”. Its aim is to win agreement […]

The Truth About The AIDS Conspiracy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
AIDS has been labelled as the Black Plague of the 20th Century, having killed an estimated 34 million people worldwide so far. The initial cause of the disease was inaccurately directed to a promiscuous gay sub-culture in the late seventies and early eighties. However, science hasn’t progressed much since, with the cause of the disease still a hotly disputed topic to this day. As AIDS deaths became an epidemic and the public demanded answers in the early 80’s, the official government explanation as to it’s cause of was said to be an even more mysterious virus called “HIV”. Scientis... more »

Erdogan Tells Journalist To Shut Up When Asked About ISIS Support

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Turkish President Recep Erdogan shut down a reporter at a press conference in Paris this week when questions about Turkey’s role in supporting ISIS were raised. A LifeNews reporter asked the Turkish leader about Turkey’s support for the leader of the terrorist group *DAESH, to which Erdogan swiftly raised a finger to his lips, asking the journalist to shut up, before security escorted the reporter away. Fort Russ reports: Note that in Syria the attack on the Russian su-24 bomber was viewed as revenge for the destruction by Russia airforces of the ISIS-owned oil/fuel tankers. As repo... more »

Cancer Research Institute: Chemotherapy Makes Tumors Grow

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists at the Cancer Research Institute in Russia have discovered that chemotherapy can actually stimulate evolution of a tumor, rather than diminish it as previously thought. Scientists studied chemotherapy patients with breast cancer and analysed biopsies of the cancer as they prepared for surgery. In 23% of the women scientists found a new tumor formation under the influence of chemotherapy. Medicalxpress.com reports: Some chromosomes or partial chromosomes doubled in these clones, and the tumor cells became more resistant. This phenomenon is called amplification, and is a n... more »

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