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The Christian Science MonitoratThe Stream - 9 minutes ago
[image: 5th graders] The students were all aged 10 and 11 years. They were too young, fortunately, to have the chemistry background to make a bomb that could actually explode, but old enough, it seemed, to want to try it. The students were suspended during... Continue reading *“Why Were 5th Graders with Vinegar and Cinnamon Suspended from School?”* at *csmonitor.com*.
[image: Hillary Clinton ad - 900] This week, White House aspirant Hillary Clinton released a new campaign ad featuring a bevy of cute little girls. The title of the ad refers to the presidency, and it was supposed to come across as innocent and endearing. Alas,...more »
Looks like today's theme was GOP infighting. It seems hardly worth talking about who's fighting with the Jebster any longer-- last I looked his poll numbers were barely above the margin of error anywhere-- but this just published new book by Buzzfeed politics editor McKay Coppins, *The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House*, isn't noteworthy because of Jeb, but despite him. The bits meant to encourage some marketing interest for it was that Jeb's campaign is sitting on a lot of salacious stuff, much of it ...more »
[image: Radio bursts] Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are a big fat mystery. The pulses -- first discovered about a decade ago -- come from billions of light years away and last for just milliseconds. Only 16 pulses have been recorded since the first... Continue reading *“Sorry, ET. Scientists May Have Found Explanation for Mysterious Radio Bursts”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
[image: St. Malo Church Colorado - 900] After the bloody events in Paris and now in San Bernardino, California, many people are afraid. There are tears in the fabric of our civil order. A quiet co-worker leaves a Christmas party after an argument and then comes back...more »
[image: Mike Huckabee - 400] GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says that if Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to fight the Islamic State (ISIS), America should welcome Russia's assistance in the fight. Huckabee also commented on Putin's allegation that Turkey is helping... Continue reading *“Mike Huckabee: ‘I Trust Turkey Probably Less Than I Trust Russia’”* at *breitbart.com*.
I had no idea this was even possible: the conviction of Oscar Pistorius, who had been found guilty of manslaughter by a criminal court in the killing of his girlfriend, was overturned by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal, which instead decided the famous disabled athlete was guilt of murder. So his five-year sentence, where he had to serve just one in prison and the rest in home confinement, will now been increased substantially and Pistorius will be sent back to prison. “The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years,” according to the Associated Press, “but ...more »
[image: Obamacare] Congress approved on Thursday night an Obamacare repeal package that serves as a double-edged sword for Republicans: while a boon to conservative senators running for president, it could jeopardize some of their GOP colleagues running for reelection in swing states in 2016.... Continue reading *“Senate Passes Obamacare Repeal, Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill, Putting Republicans on the Record”* at *washingtonpost.com*.
[image: Foreign policy contrasts] New foreign policy contrasts between top-tier Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio came into focus on Thursday when the two delivered speeches to the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting in Washington. And voters at the gathering took note. The... Continue reading *“Foreign Policy Contrasts between Cruz, Rubio Sharpen at Jewish Gathering”* at *bloomberg.com*.
[image: California attack] Right before the attack in California happened, President Obama explained to CBS's Norah O'Donnell that America was safe from the Islamic State and urged Americans to feel safe. "ISIL is not going to pose an existential threat to us," he... Continue reading *“President Obama Asserted America Was Safe from Islamic State Right Before California Attack”* at *breitbart.com*.
[image: Bridgeport officer] A former Bridgeport police officer who claimed someone left a racist memo on police letterhead in his mailbox at headquarters in February admitted to writing the letter himself and has been charged with filing a false report, according to police.... Continue reading *“Bridgeport Officer Who Reported Racist Letter Wrote It”* at *nbcconnecticut.com*.
[image: Tim Tebow - 400] This week social media was buzzing with the trending story of another celebrity breakup, but this breakup looked drastically different from most the rest. Former NFL player and outspoken Christian, Tim Tebow, was reportedly dumped by Supermodel and Former Miss... Continue reading *“Tim Tebow’s 5 Reasons For Not Having Sex before Marriage”* at *patheos.com*.
CHRISTINE ARMARIO, TAMARA LUSH, MICHAEL KUNZELMANatThe Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: San Bernardino shooting victims, mourners] Most of the 14 people killed at a holiday banquet in San Bernardino County, California, worked in the same county public health department as the man who showed up with his wife and sprayed the hall with gunfire. An official...more »
“Bright clusters and nebulae abound in the ancient northern constellation of Auriga. The region includes the open star cluster M38, emission nebula IC 410 with Tadpoles, Auriga's own Flaming Star Nebula IC 405, and this interesting pair IC 417 (lower left) and NGC 1931. An imaginative eye toward the expansive IC 417 and diminutive NGC 1931 suggests a cosmic spider and fly. *Click image for larger size.* About 10,000 light-years distant, both represent young, open star clusters formed in interstellar clouds and still embedded in glowing hydrogen gas. For scale, the more compact NGC 1...more »
*“The Sound And Fury”* by Chet Raymo “Not so long ago, I mentioned here Himmler and Heydrich, two of Hitler's most terrible henchmen. A friend said to me: "If there's no afterlife, no heaven or hell, then those two diabolical creatures got away with it. Their fate was no different than that of any one of their victims, an innocent child perhaps." And, yes, if there is no God who dispenses final justice, then we are left with an aching feeling of irresolution, of virtue unrewarded, of vice unpunished. Heydrich was gunned down by partisan assassins, and Himmler committed suicide a fe...more »
“Sooner or later, fate puts us together with all the people, one by one, who show us what we could, and shouldn’t, let ourselves become. Sooner or later we meet the drunkard, the waster, the betrayer, the ruthless mind, and the hate-filled heart. But fate loads the dice, of course, because we usually find ourselves loving or pitying almost all of those people. And it’s impossible to despise someone you honestly pity, and to shun someone you truly love.” - Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram”
We really are in the silly season. Why can't the Republicans stop Trumpf? Why can't the Republicans do *anything* right? Truth be told, everything about the people drawn to that political party is premised, primarily, on greed and selfishness. The Republican Party can't save the country from an existential threat like Trumpf because each one of their Deep Bench candidates is looking out for himself (or in one case, herself). Whether you believe Glenn Beck's assertion that Trumpf's campaign is the brainchild of Bill Clinton or not, the Republicans are finding themselves absolutely ...more »
*“One Day at a Time: Stepping Stones”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Taking one step at a time makes life much easier to navigate rather than always looking at the big picture. The years of our life do not arrive all at once; they greet us day by day. With the descent of each setting sun, we are able to rest our heads and let the world take care of itself for a while. We may rest assured throughout the night, knowing that the dawn will bring with it a chance to meet our lives anew, donning fresh perspectives and dream-inspired hopes. The hours that follow, before we return to slee...more »
“How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy. In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age, we are looking backwards to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time...” - Charles Caleb Colton, “Lacon”
*"The Journey"* "One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sh...more »
*Former US Defense Secretary warns of Nuclear Precipice* Folks, I had a hard time writing today. Yesterday, I became as discouraged as I ever have been over the lemming-like race of the "Atlanticists" as the Russians call us in the West...towards nuclear Armageddon. Apparently Paul Craig Roberts feels the same way: Former US Secretary of Defense Joins PCR In Warning Of Nuclear Armageddon Risk i have been warning that the crazed neocons and their two-bit puppet, president obama, are leading, with the assistance of the presstitute media, the world back to the prospect of nuclear arm...more »
I think that we are only beginning. Cities are abandoned because the economics that supported them and also protected them simply changed. Climate happened also as well as failed farming. The Americas had a prospective population of around 100,000,000 at the time of conquest. That is deliberately on the high side, but well within cultural and economic capability. I think though that it was easily a fair fraction of this number. By the same token, the Bronze Age Sahara could carry huge populations and the 100,000,000 now living in the Sahel likely lived well throughout the ...more »
There is concievably a gentle benign spiritual movement in Islam that must be nurtured and protected. However it is also obvious that the doctrines of fascism which is a rationalization of organized barbarism have the power to bully the whole society into compliance and silence. They then root out those gentler doctrines. This gives us the history of that modern evolution. We are visibly brewing up to global confrontation with Islam. This means that we must have a plan that ends the problem short of genocide. It must convert all or at least force acquiescence to a non ...more »
This is important because we lock in earliest mound building to a thousand years before the European Bronze Age and copper mining at Lake superior around 2400 BC. What had been bothering me is that pottery making had to follow the miners from Europe. However it di9d not need to become a universally used technology that fast, particularly among hunters who would hardly want to haul a terribly vulnerable artifact around. Pottery demands settlement and really well developed settlement at that, I suspect. The evidence described here conforms well to an indigenous development ...more »
[image: The best shot yet of Pluto. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)] Considering the active atmosphere and moons, calling Pluto a planet appears appropriate. It also is the largest object in the Kuiper belt as well and is a natural standing for all of them. The Kuiper belt needs to be recognized the same way as the Asteroid belt as a broken up Gas planet. Perhaps we designate such objects as Belt Planets. That neatly takes in Ceres as well. There is a lot of debris in this universe and we are really a long way from sampling such systems let alone classifying them. If anything...more »
Sadly, yesterday, we had to put down our cat. She was 19 years and 4 months old- making her about 94 human years old. Yes, we've had her for a very, very long time. I realize with all the horrors in this world, the loss of our pet isn't the biggest issue for readers here. However, it hurts. A lot. Pets have a way of stealing one's heart without you knowing it's being done. Jasper in January/2015
------------------------------ Bombshell: Russian Military Reveals Details of ISIS-Daesh Funding, Turkey’s Role in Supporting the Terrorists, Complete Transcript, Videos, Documents by SyrianFreePress Global Research, December 03, 2015 Syrian Free Press *Russian Defense Ministry held a major briefing:* *“A whole team of bandits and Turkish leadership [Erdogan’s family as well] stealing oil from their neighbors and are involved in illegal oil trade with ISIS” ~ * [Full Video and Transcript of the Briefing by the Russian Ministry of Defense, 2 Dec. 2015] . *FULL VIDEO REPORTS* *V...more »
IS ONONDAGA A BANANA REPUBLIC? Posted on December 3, 2015 Please post & distribute. MNN. DEC. 3, 2015. Is Onondaga a banana republic, where a corrupt violent strongman is put in by foreign corporate interests? The people live in poverty, rampant uninvestigated murders, while the dictator lives in splendor. Lyons: “Mr. Erdogan, I can give you refuge at Onondaga for a little while!”
*DW:* *Satellite photos show new nuclear test tunnel in North Korea* South Korean media and a US think tank have said Pyongyang is extending its nuclear testing facilities. The move comes on the heels of North Korea restarting an atomic reactor. A US think tank revealed late on Wednesday that recent satellite images suggest that North Korea is building a new nuclear test tunnel. The statement by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University confirmed earlier reports by South Korean media that Pyongyang was building a fourth tunnel at its principal nuclear testing site. "Whil...more »
(L-R) Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades shake hands before a dinner at the UNFICYP Residence in Nicosia, Cyprus, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Reuters*: *Kerry says peace 'within reach' on Cyprus* Peace is within reach in Cyprus, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday as he watched children from both sides of the divided island play basketball together. Kerry is the latest foreign official to voice optimism that a deal may finally be at hand to reunite the east Mediterranean is...more »
[image: US President Barack Obama waves after lighting the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse of the National Mall December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The First Family was joined by celebrities and guests to light the National Christmas tree during an evening of performances. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)] The National Christmas tree was lit up for the holiday season Thursday. The tree was lit just after 5 p.m. Actress Reese Witherspoon hosted the ceremony, featuring the First Family and cele...more »
[image: santa] A mall Santa was so determined to connect with a little boy, he got down on the floor to make it happen. His mother estimates it took about 20 minutes, but eventually, Erin Deely said her son Brayden, who is... Continue reading *“Why Santa’s Lying on the Floor for Christmas Photos”* at *abcnews.go.com*.
[image: Heroin - 900] The government is failing to make any progress in the majority of its objectives to combat illegal drug use and drug related deaths, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 2010, the Office of National Drug...more »
COSTAS KANTOURIS & LORNE COOKatThe Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Macedonia, Greece, migrants, refugees, European immigration crisis] IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Greek riot police struggled to maintain order Thursday after chaotic clashes between asylum-seekers at the country’s border with Macedonia, where thousands seeking a new life in the European Union have seen their long trek north brought...more »
The latest technology in cars is not only convenient for the driver but also for law enforcement officials. Watch out for ‘smart’ cars that can park, reverse, cruise and change lanes for you. They can also grass on you if you get involved in an accident. Dog driving a car illegaly Slate reports: On Monday, a Florida woman was arrested in a hit-and-run incident, according to local media. The woman, Cathy Burnstein, fled the scene after she allegedly rear-ended Anna Preston, who was taken to the hospital with back injuries. Shortly after Preston reported the accident to the police, a ...more »
*John Dyer, VICE News:* *The Bad Blood Between Russia and Turkey Is Spreading to Armenia and Azerbaijan* Escalating tensions between Russia and Turkey have spread to the Caucasus, a volatile region where both powers have long contested each other's influence. After Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane that allegedly flew into Turkish airspace last week, a Cold War-style war of words erupted between Ankara and Moscow. Turkey has refused to apologize for the incident, while Russia has blocked sales of tourism packages to Turkey, imposed sanctions on Turkish fruits and vegetabl...more »
This combination of pictures shows a file photo of Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. (AFP photo) *VOA: **Turkey, Russia Hold First High-Level Talks Since Plane Downing* A Turkish official says the foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia met Thursday on the sidelines of a Europe security meeting, their first high-level bilateral talks since Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet late last month. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in the Serbian capital of Belgrade with ...more »
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) takes his seat to participate in the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Belgrade, Serbia December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *CSM*:* John Kerry says he has a plan to defeat ISIS in 'a matter of months'* As western powers expand military interventions against the Islamic State, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that under the right conditions the militant group's defeat would be swift. The United States and Britain this week said they would escalate military interventions against the Islamic State militant group, adding to a round o...more »
National Review/Russell MooreatThe Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Two men pray at Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church near Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire on school children and staff in Newtown, Connecticut December 14, 2012. Twenty schoolchildren were slaughtered by a heavily armed gunman who opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, ultimately killing at least 27 people including himself in the one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION)] A strange thing happened yesterday on social media. Prayer became a microag...more »
[image: Paris attacks, mosques, Islam, muslims] French authorities have closed down three mosques since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, and there are many more to come. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will show no mercy toward radical mosques as long as France is in a state...more »
[image: Barack Obama] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans drove legislation toward Senate approval Thursday that would demolish President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and block Planned Parenthood’s federal money, edging toward a veto fight the GOP knows it will lose but believes will...more »
[image: Chris Christie-400] Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential field by wide margins in New Hampshire, but two of his opponents, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz, are rising rapidly in Granite State polls. Christie, New Jersey’s brusque two-term governor, has jumped... Continue reading *“Poll: Christie Surges to Top Tier in N.H.”* at *washingtonexaminer.com*.
David Cameron got his way on Wednesday when MP’s voted in favour of bombing Syria. Today he warned that Britain’s military action was going to take time and would require “patience and persistence” The defence secretary, Michael Fallon also said that the battle against ISIS would be long and protracted, but he was pleased that MPs voted to carry out the strikes against Islamic State. Not everyone is happy about British airstrikes in Syria though…the Telegraph reports that Police are looking into multiple threats made on social media against MP’s following the Commons vote on Syria...more »
France is set to challenge the likes of Tesla with an ambitious electric car project. The Ecology minister Segolene Royal said France will build an electric car for under $7,000. It comes during the Paris COP21 environmental talks where all countries are trying to limit carbon dioxide emissions to save the planet from its present phase of ‘global warming’. Some blame human activity and pollution for the climate change while others say it’s a natural alteration of temperature in the earth’s biosphere whose causes are galactic rather than man made. Polluting the air and cutting down f...more »
SOURCE GUARDIAN: Osborne reliant on rising immigration levels to achieve budget surplus During last week’s autumn statement, Osborne boasted: “The OBR’s (Office for Budget Responsibility)... forecast today is that the economy will grow robustly every year, living standards will rise every year, and more than a million extra jobs will be created over the next five years.” The chancellor
*“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” *~ Abraham Lincoln “If only more folks had realised this 5 years ago.” ~ Eric Crampton *Central Christchurch risks becoming 'vacuous money pit'* – Johnny Moore, THE PRESS Governing body confirm third umpire made an error but “followed the correct procedure.” So that’s okay then. *Llong got DRS decision wrong: ICC* – CRICKET.COM.AU Good. Get a hobby. *Despairing obesity battler quits fight* – RADIO NZ “Noah Smith argues that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the USA w...more »
Russia and Syria are getting ready to fight Syrian opposition groups. A security source told AFP that for the past fortnight Russian and Syrian forces have been holding joint military exercises in Syria’s Latakia province in preparation for a battle in the neighbouring rebel held Idlib. Yahoo News reports: The exercises were being conducted in an area of Latakia with similar terrain to Idlib province, which is held by a coalition of rebels known as the Army of Conquest. “In the next stage, Idlib will become the major destination and most important target of joint Russian-Syrian mil...more »
[image: terror suspect] CNN) Syed Rizwan Farook -- who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, carried out the San Bernardino shooting massacre -- was apparently radicalized and in touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Farook’s... Continue reading *“CNN: Suspect Radicalized, Had Contact with Known Terror Suspect”* at *cnn.com*.
[image: refugees2 - 400] The Evangelical Immigration Table, a George Soros-financed group of far left activists and Evangelical leaders, released a six-point appeal today calling on Congress to bring even more Syrian and other refugees to the U.S. The letter was introduced to journalists at... Continue reading *“Pro-Amnesty Christian Groups Receiving $1 Billion from Feds Double-Down for Syrian Refugees”* at *breitbart.com*.
*Moscow Times*: *Russia Restores Crimea Power Supplies* Russia restored power supplies to Crimea via undersea cable on Wednesday, ending an 11-day blackout, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday. The new power line was inaugurated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Simferopol. Current power supply capacity to the peninsula does not exceed 200 megawatts. A further 200 megawatts will be supplied by Dec. 20. This will cover up to 90 percent of the peninsula's power needs, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported. *WNU Editor:* This sti...more »
It doesn't take much to be Labour's leader-in-waiting these days. There's David Miliband, failed leadership candidate and proud former owner of a 0.5% contact rate. Dan Jarvis is another - distinguished military service makes him a front runner regardless of what he says and does. And there is Hilary Benn, the man who electrified the political establishment and their media hangers ons with a simple 15 minute speech. This speech: Having odd-jobbed his way around the front bench for years, before taking up shadow foreign secretary under Harriet Harman's ill-fated tenure as caretaker...more »
President Vladimir Putin has attacked the Turkish ruling elite by saying that “Allah has deprived them of their sanity.” The Russian President’s remarks come after the downing of a Russian SU-24 fighter jet, followed by further revelations that the Turkish government are connected with oil smuggling in Syria and Iraq. President Putin spoke at the annual state of the union address on Thursday saying that Turkey “supported terrorists.” He said that Allah has punished those have who transgressed against Russia, “Only Allah knows why” the Turkish ruling clique have conspired with Islami...more »
It's a big if, but *if* the Republican Party can somehow put on its Big Boy shoes and get rid of Trumpf, the race for their presidential nomination would boil down to a battle we're seeing play out recently between the two right-wing Cuban-Americans, a Texas neo-fascist and an overrated young fogey from Miami. Relative to Trumpf's overt viciousness, it's been a relatively genteel affair, at least superficially, with the 2 camps sticking to battles over immigration, national security and taxes and staying away from childish Trumpf-style personal attacks, bullying and narcissistic-in...more »
Northrop-Grumman *Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times*: *The Pentagon Decides How Many Budget-Busting Bombers It Wants* Even though work on the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation bomber remains frozen, a top service official on Wednesday announced the number of aircraft it wants to buy. “I believe the number is 100,” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said during an event at the National Press Club in Washington. The service has said it hoped to purchase between 80 and 100 Long Range-Strike Bombers, which are expected to cost somewhere around $560 million per plane. “We’re looking to...more »
*"Why I’m Closing My Bank Accounts While I Still Can"* by Shah Gilani "Not long ago I walked into a local branch of my bank – the 13th largest bank in the United States based on consolidated banking assets, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) second-quarter 2015 data. I wanted to cash a check for a few thousand dollars. It was a business check made out to cash; it was my business account and there was plenty of money in it. What happened next was, frankly, frightening. And it has profound implications for every American. That’s because it means capital c...more »
*“Fractional-Reserve Banking is Pure Fraud, Part III”* by Jeff Nielson In Part I, readers were presented with the inherent criminality and fraud of the crime-euphemism known as “fractional-reserve banking.” In Part II, readers saw how the banking crime syndicate has exploited the opportunities that this institutionalized fraud presents and turned our entire financial system into a teetering Ponzi scheme about to suffer its final collapse. Yet despite the inherent criminality of fractional-reserve fraud and the overwhelming evidence of the economic carnage that it has produced, ther...more »
*Dallas Business Journal:* *Cost may force Pentagon to cut F-35 purchases, senator says* U.S. Sen. John McCain says the Pentagon may need to re-evaluate whether it can afford to buy the entire fleet of Fort Worth-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, Bloomberg reported. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' F-35 is the most expensive defense program in history. McCain, R-Arizona, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters Wednesday that under the original contract with Lockheed, 1,013 of the program's 2,443 jets were supposed to be delivered by Sept. 30, 2016. So far, McC...more »
Well, last week we discovered the last government's projections on the budget were off by over $5 billion, moving from surplus to deficit. Today we discover the shipbuilding programme for the Navy was using cost estimates from nearly a decade ago(?!) and the cost of sorting out the senior service is likely to be much much higher. (Good-bye F-35 & Eurofighter; hello cheapest(?) we can get.)
[image: Blackburns - 400] Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant Indiana pastor’s wife who was murdered during a home invasion last month, might have unwittingly predicted her departure from her husband’s life in a newly released page from her prayer journal. Amanda’s husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn,... Continue reading *“Did Amanda Blackburn Unwittingly Predict Her Death in Prayer Journal?”* at *christianpost.com*.
*Marines prepare for worst with CBRN training drills* Marines with 2nd Transport Support Battalion lie in the prone position during a nuclear explosion simulation during chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear defense training held at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 1, 2015. Marines applied information obtained in classes about an active chemical threat and the proper protective equipment to decontaminate themselves in a CBRN situation. *Marines.mil*: *Marines Prepare For Worst With CBRN Training Drills* MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Marines with 2nd Trans...more »
The weapons and armaments industry is one sector that always does well during times of war. The share prices of Europe’s largest weapons manufacturers have all jumped following the UK decision on Wednesday night to join the bombing campaign in Syria. Common Space reports that stock values at BAE Systems, Airbus, Finmeccanica and Thales all soared as trading began on Thursday morning. RT reports: It comes as Britain prepares to spend millions more on its war with IS, and as an international collaboration against the terror group looks ever more likely. BAE Systems leapt four points...more »
Amanda Lee Myers & Justin PritchardatThe Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: <> on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.] SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday, and police said he and his wife had enough bullets and bombs...more »
The New York Times/Ross DouthatatThe Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: fascist] The Republican establishment, that lumbering beast, still can't decide on how and whether and when to go after Donald J. Trump. But last week a few Republican insiders floated an accusation that you usually hear liberals sling against the right: That the... Continue reading *“Is Donald Trump a Fascist?”* at *nytimes.com*.
[image: commonly misused words] Whether you’re trying to sound sophisticated or simply repeating what you’ve heard, word fails are all too common and can make smart people sound dumb. In his latest book, The Sense of Style, Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the... Continue reading *“The 58 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases”* at *independent.co.uk*.
[image: ExxonMobil, Exxon] Columbia University journalism school reporters responsible for articles critical of ExxonMobil's past stances on global warming haven't been as transparent as they claim when it comes to disclosing funding from left-wing groups. Columbia's Energy and Environmental Reporting Project did not...more »
*Alex Pietrowski* - This is the inexpensive cancer treatment that is being ignored by big business. The post The Over-the-Counter Cancer Cure You’re Not Supposed to Know About appeared first on Waking Times.
The story below is about a man who has been held at Guantanamo for 13 years without charge and without trial. Now, U.S. authorities have admitted that even under their skewed version of international law he should never have been there in the first place. But what caught my attention is the photo at the top. It has a double irony. This is a story about a man who was illegally held for thirteen years with no charge or trial. It has a photo of the prison fence at Guantanamo where 15 or so are still being held, seemingly forever, and who have been tortured. Their crime was defending t...more »
*Despite only accounting for five percent of the global population, an astounding 31 percent of the world's mass shootings occur in the United States ~ including the recent mass shootings in San Bernardino, California. There were more gun sale background checks on this year's Black Friday than any other single day on record, according to the FBI. Amidst, this darkening cloud of gun violence, like a phoenix rising from the ashes ~ a shining sports star emerges in Oakland, California and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, is the new unchallenged king of the NBA and op...more »
Honestly, I just do not get it? I just spent the last 10 minutes actually looking at that ridiculous Jew spew media outlet on the Talmudvision called 'CNN' before my brain melted, and they are of course harping the San Bernardino "shooting" as being real with real victims.... It is so remarkable to watch the so called "reporters" on that poor excuse for a network actually sit there and spew their garbage with such straight faces.......To me, the real victims from this fraud are the gullible American people that are again being pushed to accept "gun control" legislation and give up...more »
*"Central Bankers Are Upsetting God’s Applecart"* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "Today’s the big day… Mario “whatever it takes” Draghi is expected to goose up stock markets with more stimulus measures. On the table is more QE… and further cuts to the key lending rate. The Chinese feds are also supposed to come forward with another gift to asset holders. According to the Wall Street Journal, the expectation is for something targeting property purchases and another interest rate cut (which would make it cut No. 7 since last November). And yesterday, Fed chair Janet Yellen told the Econ...more »
*"This Has Become Normal: This Year, * *There Have Been More Mass Shootings Than Days"* By CAP Action War Room "Today, up to three unidentified gunmen entered the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, which serves individuals with developmentally disabilities, and opened fire, killing 14 and injuring 17 more according to the most recent reports. The tragedy is developing and certainly appears to be an extreme incident of domestic terrorism. It has the most fatalities of any mass shooting since Sandy Hook, and also reportedly has more than one gunman who escaped the s...more »
Everyone in the alternative media and the real truth sites has heard by this time how the criminal US President, Barry Soetoro (again the real name of Barrack Obama) has denied that both the US and Turkey have been involved in any way in the illegal theft of Syrian oil by their own fraud "terrorist" group called ISIS.... The Turkish Prime Minister himself, Erdogan, has even gone as far as to claim that if there is any "proof" that he would resign his office..... Well, it is indeed time for Erdogan to "resign" and for Barrack Obama to be impeached and charged with high treason in Ame...more »
There is still so much information that has been pouring in about this latest scam shooting in San Bernardino California... And I do feel a bit late in getting to my own reports... But better late than never.... I said in my previous article that there were indeed "active shooter drills" being conducted in San Bernardino California just before their latest "drill" went "live"..... And I will show that proof here... Here is an article from the Natural News website, at www.naturalnews.com, entitled: "Active Shooter Drills Conducted EVERY MONTH At San Bernardino Inland Regional Centr...more »
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are to give 99% of their shares in the company to good causes following the announcement of the birth of their daughter Maxima. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will promote health, education, health care, communication, community, equality and human advancement for all children who live in the world, including the unborn ones yet to arrive. Following a number of miscarriages and health issues the Chan Zuckerberg alliance has finally managed to create a new baby called Maxima. In her honour the Facebook CEO and his wife, who are m...more »
What's that graph? Well it shows the changes in temperature data between 2009 and 2014, not the change in temperature but the changes in the raw GISS temperature data. 'In the graph... the blue dots are the differences in hundredths of a degree C for the same months between GISS data as of May 2014 versus GISS data as of August 2009. GISS provides data as an integer representing hundredths of a degree C. The blue (1880-1909) and red (1910-2005) lines show the slope of the adjustments for the corresponding periods. Hundredths of a degree per year equal degrees per century. The slop...more »
*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015Please don't wake us progressives:* The headline in today's New York Times was hopelessly, utterly useless: "Health Spending in U.S. Topped $3 Trillion Last Year" Wow! $3 trillion in health care spending! But is $3 trillion a lot or a little? Very few readers will know. Very few readers will have any way to answer that basic question. And uh-oh! As Robert Pear's news report began, we were struck by the relative uselessness of other basic facts: PEAR (12/3/15): *Health Spending in U.S. Topped $3 Trillion Last YearHealth spending in the United States la...more »
*December 3, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Geopolitical analyst Christoph Germann posted a very subtle, almost unnoticed link in his Twitter feed in the immediate aftermath of the ambush of Russia's Su-24 near the Syrian-Turkish border by an alleged Turkish F-16. *Image: Russian S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems arrive in Syria, expanding Russia's military footprint in the region and raising the costs further of potential future provocations by NATO. *It was a link to an article published just ahead of the incident titled, "US air force Gen Selva visits Ankara to discu...more »
I was hoping to take today off and not have to post any articles...But lo and behold just yesterday we have yet another 'active shooter' incident in America, this time in San Bernardino California, and absolutely it is a scam, a hoax, and a fraud.... The criminal US Government is losing its fraud war against their fraud ISIS "terrorist group", and they have been exposed as being part of the ISIS oil into Turkey scam as well... Therefore they are again desperate to divert the gullible American people away from their criminal actions and as a result we have the latest "shooting" in Am...more »
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://jobs.comicrelief.com/vacancies/49/international_grants_portfolio_manager_trade_climate_change/vauxhall_central_london/ They’re having a laugh! Now I must point out at this stage that this job was actually advertised in 2010, but the job spec does mention The role is currently line manager to one Programme Assistant and takes responsibility for the management of […]
It’s that time of year again,( and hopefully the link is now fixed!) Many thanks to those who have donated in the past year, but as Big Oil have forgotten to send their cheque again, I am forced to pass the hat around again. To pay by PayPal, simply […]
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/12022964/Emission-impossible-as-EU-fails-to-police-main-anti-pollution-scheme.html The Telegraph’s Andrew Gilligan reports: The EU’s main scheme for reducing CO2 emissions is almost never enforced, according to an official report by Brussels’ own spending watchdog. Only one EU country inspected – Britain – makes on-the-spot visits to factories to check whether they are staying within their […]
*Terence Newton* - This is the largest industrial project on the face of the earth, yet it manages to remain off the front page. The post This Project is Being Compared to the Pyramids & the Great Wall of China appeared first on Waking Times.
Mount Etna, Italy’s most active volcano has erupted for the first time since 2013 on Thursday, sending lava and ash into the sky in a spectacular show. The cloud was lit up with the astonishing sight of a “dirty thunderstorm“, which causes lightning to streak through a cloud of ash. This natural wonder occurs when tiny fragments of rock, ash and ice rub together to produce static electricity. The massive volcanic plume came from the Voragine crater – which formed in the volcano’s central crater in 1945 – in what was its first eruption to reach the surface in two years. Mount Etna...more »
The director of the Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office at Colorado State University (CSU) is the new head of the U.S. Office of Research Integrity, taking over a position that has been vacant for more than a year and a half. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed for us […] The post ORI names new director, Colorado’s Kathy Partin appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters *Bart P. Schut, Daily Beast:* *As Elections Approach, Venezuela Is a Crime Scene Out of Control* *Cops are among the first to die in a country with the second highest murder rate in the world.* CARACAS — It didn’t matter to officer Kevin Valera that his new love, Jenniree, already had a daughter, he had always wanted to have children. So he treated little Ashley like his own and to her he simply was daddy. Then Kevin and Jenniree had a baby boy in February this year. On September 17th, after going out for groceries, the couple came home to El Cement...more »
*Reuters:* *Authorities seek motive for couple's California rampage that killed 14* Authorities on Thursday worked to determine why a man and a woman opened fire at a holiday party of his co-workers in Southern California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 in what appeared to be a planned attack. Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, who had a 6-month-old daughter together, were killed in a shootout with police after Wednesday's mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in the city of San Bernardino, a social services agency where Farook worked as an inspector. Offici...more »
JULIE PACE, JILL COLVIN & STEVE PEOPLESatThe Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] This AP Conversation is the latest in an occasional series of extended interviews with the presidential candidates on a topic of interest in the 2016 campaign. STERLING, Va. (AP) -- Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, he’ll know...more »
[image: shooter's vehicle - 400] Years before he was associated with the deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, Syed Rizwan Farook endured a turbulent home life, according to court records. In 2006 divorce filings, his mother detailed a violent marital history in which her children... Continue reading *“Shooting Suspect Syed Rizwan Farook Endured Violent, Negligent, Alcoholic Father, According to Court Documents”* at *latimes.com* .
[image: ann coulter - 400] 50) Katie Kieffer 49) Thomas Purcell 48) Rachel Alexander 47) Kathy Shaidle 46) Susan Stamper Brown 45) Debra Saunders 44) Ben Domenech 43) Daniel Greenfield 42) Jeff Jacoby 41) John Fund 40) David Harsanyi 39) Cal Thomas 38) Jamie Weinstein... Continue reading *“The 50 Best Conservative Columnists Of 2015 (7th Annual)”* at *rightwingnews.com*.
[image: refugees - 400] A Jordan-based priest warned that Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria are being discriminated against due to Western policies, and at the same time are being “eliminated” by the Islamic State terror group. Father Khalil Jaar, of the Messengers of... Continue reading *“Christian Refugees Worse Off than Muslim Refugees?”* at *christianpost.com*.
[image: illegal immigrant criminals - 400] It's a day when most of us are probably focusing more on the evil which surfaces among citizens and those in the country legally, but there remains a huge problem all across the nation of illegal aliens, many of whom... Continue reading *“Number of Known, Criminal Illegal Immigrants in US Exceeds 175K”* at *hotair.com*.
Over the past five months I have had two open-heart surgeries and as a result have spent three weeks in one of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States. I have had two of the world’s best cardiothoracic surgeons do incredible work on my heart. I have had some of the best nursing care one can imagine, and I am on my way to healing the second time. That is the good news. What I did find troublesome was what I found when it came to prescribing medicines. Whereas the surgeons were creative problem solvers who had to assess what they saw on the spot and react accordingly, lik...more »
The decision by British parliament to extend airstrikes against ISIS from Iraq into Syria is in contravention of international law, say Syrian state media outlets. The claim was made the day after British MPs voted to bomb targets in Syria and hours after the first RAF sorties hit an oilfield in the east of the country. The official Syrian government newspaper Al-Thawra said the Commons had responded to Mr Cameron’s “lies” by “vaulting over international legitimacy as usual”. RT reports: The Independent reported that the Al-Baath newspaper – which reportedly answers to President Bash...more »
A Defense Department business task force in Afghanistan is under fire for allegedly spending $150 million on luxury villas, like this one, and gourmet meals. The task force has spent a total of $800 million. Photo from Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction/Flickr *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *Pentagon Crew Lived Large in $150 Million Afghan Villas* Forget barracks or fox holes. The members of this Defense Department task force slept in queen-size beds and ate three-star meals. A Pentagon task force established in 2006 to help lure private businesses first to Iraq a...more »
*Recent Quinnipiac poll results (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* I've covered this story before, but the latest Quinnipiac poll confirms it. Bernie Sanders is not unelectable — just the opposite, in fact. Sanders is more electable than Clinton in head-to-head polling against Republican candidates in the general election. But to win in the general, he has to survive the Democrats, including the many in the party whose support for Clinton hinges on the "fact" that "Bernie's got nice policies, but he can't win." He can't win against Clinton if the Democratic Party unite...more »
[image: U.S. Army Spc. Rebecca Buck, a medic from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, provides perimeter security outside an Iraqi police station in the Tarmiya Province of Iraq, March 30, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Greer) (Released)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- After three years of study and debate, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military Thursday to open all military jobs to women, removing the final barriers that kept women from serving in combat, including th...more »
[image: shooting] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A heavily armed couple dressed in battle gear opened fire on a holiday banquet Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others, later dying in a shootout with police. Here's what's known... Continue reading *“Syed Farook Recently Traveled to Saudi Arabia, Married Tashfeen Malik and Grew a Beard”* at *breitbart.com*.
Anybody who has watched a single episode of "Criminal Minds," or read a news story about serial killers knows the profile. White male between the ages of 18 and 55. Childhood bed-wetter. Criminal escalation through animal torture, arson, increasing violence against women. Then, murder. Now a profile of the Prolife Terrorist is emerging. White male between 18 and 55? Check. Bed wetter? Jury's out. Animal abuser? Check. Violence against women? Check. New wrinkle: Vandalism against abortion clinics? Check. Both Dr George Tiller's murderer, Scott Roeder, and the recent Colorado Plann...more »
*Washington Post*: *In historic decision, Pentagon chief opens all jobs in combat units to women* Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that he is opening all jobs in in combat units to women, a landmark decision that ends a three-year period of research with a number of firsts for female service members and bitter debate at times. The decision opens the military’s most elite units to women who can meet the rigorous requirements for the positions for the first time, including the Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and other Special Operations Units. It also opens the Mar...more »
*Reuters*: *British bombers strike Islamic State oil fields in Syria* British bombers made their first strikes on Islamic State in Syria on Thursday, hitting oil fields that Prime Minister David Cameron says are being used to fund attacks on the West. Tornado bombers took off from the Royal Air Force Akrotiri air base in Cyprus just hours after British lawmakers voted 397-223 to support Cameron's plan for air strikes, a Reuters witness said. They returned to base safely several hours later. The four aircraft used laser-guided bombs to attack six targets in the Omar oil fields in ...more »
A paper on the genetics underlying a common neurological disorder has issued a correction that influences the results of the paper. “Genetic Diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease in a Population by Next-Generation Sequencing” was published in BioMed Research International, and looked at 81 families with the disease. The researchers identified mutations that might be connected to the […] The post Correction changes results about genetics of neurological disorder appeared first on Retraction Watch.
[image: Soldier Training-900] A U.S. Army soldier navigates an obstacle at Georgia’s Fort Benning on Nov. 18, 2015. Thank you to this tough soldier and all of his fellow heroes for sacrificing so much to protect our country.
[image: Paul Ryan - 400-1] In an appearance on CBS This Morning on Thursday, Speaker of the House reacted to yesterday's massacre at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA, and took on the issues of gun control, due process and mental health as they all pertain to... Continue reading *“Speaker Ryan on CA Shooting: ‘We Need to Fix Our Mental Illness Laws,’ Handle ‘ISIS Inspirational Events’”* at *breitbart.com*.
[image: beheading - moscow - 900] MOSCOW (AP) -- The Islamic State group on Wednesday released a video in which a Russian-speaking man confesses to spying for Russia’s security service and then is shown apparently being beheaded by another Russian-speaking man. The authenticity of the video...more »
This one graph tells almost the entire story: the United States has by far and away the most gun-deaths per capita of all rich countries; and not coincidentally Americans own the most firearms of any country. In other words, more guns equals more deaths from guns. A secondary issue is that a disproportionately high percentage of the homicide gun deaths in the United States are not among first-world Americans who have jobs, intact families, educations, mortgages and so on. They take place among blacks, mostly young and poor males, whose violent culture, broken families, lack of edu...more »
*thought not.* *17 people shot in Bunny Friend Park on November 22* They's be having a partay, doncha know. This guy has been charged with 17 counts of attempted murder. Joseph "Moe" Allen, 32, will face 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for his role in the Bunny Friend Park shooting Sunday (Nov. 22). *(Orleans Parish Sheriff's office)* *From Mad World News:* *There Was A Giant Mass Shooting NOBODY’S Talking About, Care To Guess Why? * [...]Some may have heard about the shooting that occurred in Louisiana last week, when gunmen opened fire at a park with some 300 people...more »
Turkey is now claiming that Russia is involved in the illegal oil trade. The comes the day after Russian military chiefs publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared during a televised address on Thursday that he had “proof” that Russia was involved in illegal oil trading with ISIS in Syria and warned he would reveal it to the world. Erdogan said “a famous Russian chess player” was also involved in the oil business with ISIS…without giving a name...more »
*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015Part 3—Can't think of many examples:* Did the American public discourse *ever* make good sense? We can't exactly tell you. But now, with most of the gatekeepers gone, it's our impression that our discourse makes much less sense than before. In Sunday's profile of Candidate Trump, McKay Coppins described the way this breakdown has worked for folk on the right. In the passage shown below, he pretended to play it fair. We'd be inclined to say that Coppins played it fair by the book. We think you know the rules on this. If it has happened on the right, the m...more »
[image: police officer leading evacuees - 400] A California police officer sought to reassure frightened individuals evacuating the site of Wednesday's deadly San Bernardino shooting, telling them: "I'll take a bullet before you do." After 14 were killed and 17 injured in the deadliest mass shooting since... Continue reading *“Listen to How a Cop Comforts Evacuees in Tense Moments Following California Shooting”* at *theblaze.com*.
Ankara faces a lawsuit if ISIS oil trade is confirmed The Iraqi Defense Ministry has said that Baghdad will lodge a formal lawsuit against Ankara with the UN Security Council if claims are proven right and that the Turkish government is involved in oil smuggling with ISIS. Press TV reports: “If the Iraqi government receives enough evidence and details, without any hesitation it will file a protest at the UN Security Council and all other relevant international bodies,” said Naseer Nuri, the ministry’s spokesman, in a phone interview with Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Wednesday. Nu...more »
*People fish for lots of things in Taiwan.* The MRT incident involving using racist/xenophobic/sexist attacks as a suit-baiting may be generating copycats. A friend posted this to his Facebook: So here's the thing, I'm wondering if the idea of insulting the expat, getting a rise out of him, seeing if he insults or assaults you physically so that you can get money out of him, is this a "thing" now? My son and I just had our little episode outside of a Watson's in Xinzhuang. The guy even threw beetle-nut husks at us as we were getting into our car. Two things saved him: 1. He insult...more »
Violence took another dip in Iraq during the fourth week of November. This was despite heavy fighting in Anbar and another mass grave being found in Sinjar with victims of the Islamic State. There were 107 reported attacks in Iraq from November 22-28, 2015. That was down from 140 the week before, and the second lowest number of incidents of the year. This was another sign that violence has leveled off in the country. Baghdad had the most attacks as usual with 52, followed by 17 in Anbar, 13 in Salahaddin, 12 in Ninewa, 6 in Diyala, 4 in Babil, 2 in Kirkuk, and 1 in Sulaymaniya. ...more »
[image: San Bernardino gunmen] REDLANDS (CBSLA.com) -- Authorities on Wednesday night continued to investigate a Redlands home tied to Syed Farook, a suspect identified in connection with the mass shootings that killed at least 14 people and injured at least 17 people at a social services center... Continue reading *“Neighbors of Alleged CA Shooters Saw Suspicious Activity, But Feared Being Accused of Profiling”* at *losangeles.cbslocal.com*.
Indigenous Press Conference Demanding True Climate Solutions at COP21 Media Advisory Indigenous Environmental Network During the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon and their allies will gather to demand real climate solutions, including bottom upinitiatives originating in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and spirituality. Canoe of Life
Last week I blogged about the 57 workers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris who were on a French terror watchlist, not very reassuring. Today I read that: 'Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector General did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security. The director had to resign because of that. Then we went further and did and eight-airport investigation. We had staffers go into eight different airports to test the department of homeland s...more »
[image: cop21-obama-modi_3514127b] The Paris climate talks could fail because developed nations are trying to dodge their financial responsibilities to developing countries, China and India have claimed. Industrialised countries are currently obliged to provide billions of pounds of funding to developing countries to... Continue reading *“Funding Row ‘Threatens Paris Climate Deal’, India And China Warn”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.
The Spectator/Matt RidleyatThe Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: The-Blob_SE] The next generation is watching, Barack Obama told the Paris climate conference this week: 'Our grandchildren, when they look back and see what we did in Paris, they can take pride in what we did.' And that, surely, is the... Continue reading *“The Green Delusion: Who Will Protect The Victims of Environmentalism?”* at *new.spectator.co.uk*.
We’re very pleased to announce a new grant for $130,000 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to The Center For Scientific Integrity, our parent non-profit organization. The generous funding from the Trust’s Biomedical Research Infrastructure Program will allow us to work with a consultant to develop operational and sustainability plans for the Center. […] The post Helmsley Trust helps Retraction Watch chart its future with new $130,000 grant appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Wednesday nights Syria vote was was reminiscent of the Iraq War vote in 2003, when Tony Blair managed to scare enough Labour MP’s into backing an illegal war in the Middle East. The support of Blairite Labour MP’s have allowed Cameron to march the UK into yet another endless war David Cameron’s plans for airstrikes on Syria have claimed the support of fewer than half of Britons, and have practically zero support in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, yet the RAF jets were being prepared to launch even prior to the vote…. 21st Century wire reports: Before the ink was even dry on the...more »
So far, anyway (I'm writing this at 8:27 a.m.) the usual suspects of Xenophobistan are curiously mute about yesterday's mass shooting, allegedly committed by a husband (American) and wife (Pakistani) team who met in Saudi Arabia. Either it's to their credit that the warmongers of Congress and CNN are not screaming IsisIsisIsis! at the top of their lungs before seeing even a shred of evidence, or else they're afraid to offend their friends, the Saudis. Remember that the 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 Commission Report allegedly show a Saudi royal connection to that terror attack. And ...more »
The Christian Science MonitoratThe Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: book review - 400] In Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming Conversation, her important new book on the often adverse effects of technology on society, empathy plays a repeated and crucial role. The ability to develop and converse about sophisticated thoughts on complex subjects, and to appreciate... Continue reading *“Reclaiming Conversation: What We Lose When We’re Always Online”* at *csmonitor.com*.
[image: San Bernardino] Survivors of the mass shooting in San Bernardino have told of the terrifying moment masked gunmen broke into the center where they were having a Christmas party before opening fire. Denise Peraza, 27, who works as an environmental health specialist... Continue reading *“‘The Gunmen Fired at Random, Stopped to Reload, Then Fired Again': Survivors of the San Bernardino Shooting Describe How 14 People Were Killed at Their Christmas Party”* at *dailymail.co.uk*.
[image: Marco Rubio] CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Donald Trump might be getting the attention in this presidential race but other candidates are slowly moving up on the frontrunner. One of them is Marco Rubio who’s starting to make a strong pitch for evangelicals,... Continue reading *“Marco Rubio Woos Evangelical Pastors in Iowa”* at *www1.cbn.com*.
gardenscosmeticcenter. The Harperites have undergone some plastic surgery. They believe Canadians will like Rona Ambrose face and her soothing tone of voice. But Andrew Coyne writes that it will take more than a new face and a new voice to reboot the party: Conservatism is not just losing elections. As a political movement, it has — let us not mince words — ceased to offer a coherent or attractive alternative. On the most pressing questions of the day, from the environment to social justice, it is either unwilling or unable to pr...more »
Tuesday, in covering Sheldon Silver's guilty (on all counts) verdict, we mentioned that his attorneys had argued that in charging him, "Bharara had sought to criminalize the kinds of activity in which state legislators routinely engaged" (i.e., taking bribery and kickbacks). We sought to bolster the point by quoting Zephyr Teachout's assertion that "The legal shades into the illegal [and] the structure of private campaign finance has essentially pre-corrupted our politicians, so that *they can’t even recognize explicit bribery because it feels the same as what they do every day*....more »
I love cooking videos. And few do them better than BuzzFeed's Tasty page on Facebook. If you've spent more than 10 seconds on Facebook in the past couple months you've surely seen one of these videos. And for good reason! The videos are short and show how to make simple, but (as the name of the page implies) tasty dishes. They inspire a sense of, "Hey! I could make that." But have you *actually made *one of those dishes? I realized, after binge watching these videos, that I'd never made one. And I happened to be watching this one right around dinner time and it tickled my taste b...more »
Osborne reliant on rising immigration levels to achieve budget surplus During last week’s autumn statement, Osborne boasted: “The OBR’s (Office for Budget Responsibility)... forecast today is that the economy will grow robustly every year, living standards will rise every year, and more than a million extra jobs will be created over the next five years.” The chancellor made no reference to
[image: Belgian military on patrol in Brussels during a high-level alert because of the Paris attacks.] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian authorities said Thursday they have put two more suspects in the Paris attacks in custody facing terrorism charges. The federal prosecutor’s office said that at dawn on Sunday, a French national, identified only as Samir Z.,...more »
[image: Paul Ryan] WASHINGTON (AP) -- New House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for tough work requirements and cuts to safety net programs as he sketches a vision for congressional Republicans for 2017 and beyond. In a speech Thursday that his staff is...more »
[image: Ben Carson] The retired neurosurgeon has left his Christian conservative allies puzzled and frustrated at times with statements that seem at odds with their seemingly shared beliefs. Ben Carson has delivered lengthy and strongly worded condemnations of abortion in nearly all circumstances,... Continue reading *“Carson Scrambles to Patch Up Evangelical Support”* at *politico.com*.
*A guest post by Jared Milne* It’s been about a month since the federal election that made Justin Trudeau prime minister. The election results illustrate both sides of the challenge that political parties face at election control-the need to motivate the party’s base, while also getting undecided “swing” voters to support them. The Conservatives led by Stephen Harper illustrate one side of the challenge. Many of the Harper government’s policies were supported by the Conservatives’ base, such as the selling of the Canadian Wheat Board, the end of the long gun registry, tax policies...more »
*Daily Mail:* *'Devout' Muslim US citizen and his wife are identified as heavily- armed suspects who burst into his office holiday party and killed at least 14 people* * Two suspects were killed by police in San Bernardino after a mass shooting at a conference center today * Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed in a gun battle with police after the mass shooting * Farook is said to have traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier this year and returned with a wife - and a baby followed * Police said 14 died and a 17 were wounded after suspects opened fire at the Inlan...more »
[image: Crusaders_iStock_1000] In the wake of the Colorado Springs shooting, I read a great deal about so-called Christian terrorism from liberals. I don’t think they’ve thought this through. We’ve spent years hearing how associating Islam with terrorism is outrageous and bigoted. President...more »
[image: British Royal Air Force Tornado] LONDON (AP) -- British Tornados struck oil fields that help finance the activities of the Islamic State group and Germany prepared to send reconnaissance aircraft to the Middle East as coalition forces stepped up efforts to fight the militants Thursday....more »
[image: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met US Secretary of State John Kerry meet in Belgrade, Russia on December 3, 2015.] BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The Islamic State can be defeated within “months” of a ceasefire between Syria’s government and moderate rebels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, urging the world to come together behind a peace strategy recently...more »
*electric discharge craters NOT meteor impact craters* The Last Ice age came to an abrupt end at or around about 9,700 B.C. according to ice-core data-sheets relating to temperature and CO2 and other gases... now, Free Planet has explained before that all the evidence points towards a Solar Model that gradually tends to Ice Age (today's global temperature minus nine degrees) over a period of 120,000 years until 'some intensely-heating event' bumps it back up to today's temperature values. So, what heated up the planet when it tends to Ice Age? *Radiative cooling by Outgoing Longwave...more »
*Sacred Gureombi rock on Jeju Island before the Navy base destruction began* I arrived on Jeju Island, South Korea at noon today as part of a Veterans For Peace (VFP) delegation I helped organize along with national board member Tarak Kauff. All together 12 VFP members from around the US have come on this delegation in order to stand in unity with the Gangjeong village struggle to oppose the Navy base being built here for US warships that will provocatively encircle China's coastline. After six days here our group will then head to Okinawa where we again will stand with people the...more »
*UK: University Islamic Society students 'make death threats' as they disrupt controversial blasphemy lecture by human rights activist* Radical Muslim students made death threats while interrupting a lecture on blasphemy by a prominent human rights activist, it was claimed today. Maryam Namazie, who fled Iran's repressive regime and now campaigns against Islamic extremism, was speaking at the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society of Goldsmiths in London. However, the event on Monday night was disrupted by students from the university's Islamic Society - which claimed that it wo...more »
*Paris climate conference: 10 reasons why we shouldn't worry about 'man-made' global warming* *The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris would have us all terrified about the future of the environment. Here's why I'm not* Christopher Booker 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 on a plan that would halt global warming, by holding down temperatures to 2 degrees C above their pre-in...more »
On Saturday, we will celebrate Werner Heisenberg's 114th birhday. December 5th is a sensible date for a physicist to be born, of course. Steve Hsu has made a hostile comment about the Copenhagen interpretation and I decided to write a specific blog post about the history of the term and how the meaning got distorted to describe something that physicists may call controversial – which they may not. The #1 discoverer of quantum mechanics as a new framework of physics based on linear operators – in the form of "matrix mechanics" – was Werner Heisenberg who made the crucial realiza...more »
In the first public recognition of Israel’s military involvement in Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted that Israeli forces have been operating in its neighboring war-torn country. The Israeli Prime Minister said on Tuesday that Israeli forces operate in Syria from “time to time” where the Iran backed regime is battling rebels including the Islamic State. He said that forces carry out operations to prevent weapons transfers to Lebanon, where the Iranian backed group Hezbollah operate. Yahoo News reports: We occasionally carry out operations in Syria to prevent that country from b...more »
Europe...... *The Spain Report* @thespainreport 45s 45 seconds ago LATEST: National CIS election survey results: PP: 28.6%, 120-128 seats; PSOE: 20.8%, 77-89; Ciudadanos: 19.0%, 63-66; Podemos: 9.1%, 23-25; *Eleni Varvitsiotis* @Elbarbie 1m 1 minute agoBrussels, Belgium Eu official:Institutions wil give short overview of what has happened+what is in pipeline no operational or political conclusions 2b drawed *Peter SpiegelVerified account* @SpiegelPeter 1m 1 minute ago Could remaining €1bn in current #*Greece* bailout tranche be extended to Jan if refor...more »
'If one thing might keep the seat for Labour, it's the Muslim vote, which makes up more than a quarter of the constituency. They all vote Labour, often by postal vote, whether they like it or not (allegedly). A large proportion probably don't know there is an election, as they don't speak English. But the majority will still vote Labour, by postal vote. Even the leftie Guardian's Helen Pidd tweeted: "A dismaying number of voters I met in Oldham today can't speak English despite living there a decade or more. But they're voting Labour."' More here at The Sun but obviously not on...more »
New Research conducted by Michigan University, (announcement link) finds that (according to the announcement) climate-change advocates are largely failing to influence public opinion. A University using seemingly non-sensical terms like 1. opponents of climate change 2. climate-change advocates 3. Climate-change foes has surely left academic neutrality and clambered on board the *Man Man Climate Change *advocacy position. The terms *really* do not make sense. As world leaders meet this week and next at a historic climate change summit in Paris, a new study by Michigan Stat...more »
While the National and International community rally to the support of Albert Woodfox, time seems to have stood still in Louisiana where the long struggle to achieve freedom for Albert Woodfox after four decades in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit drags on nearly three years after a federal judge once again overturned Albert's conviction. In France, the newly released " Cruel and Unusual" updates "In the Land of the Free" and digs more deeply into the arcane mode of punishment that reaches new levels of abuse in the United States- decades of solitary confinement an...more »
Russia and the U.S. are at war. That's what Syria is about. The U.S. equipped and financed a 'rebellion' against the government of Assad because American oil companies want control of Syria. And when you create a rebellion, that's an act of war. But the rebel army has not done well. That's why the U.S., while talking big, has not done much to stop ISIS. In fact, it has permitted others, like Saudi Arabia and Turkey to assist ISIS. When you supply money, weapons, or other help to get others to fight a war for you, that's called a proxy war. But it's still a war. The U.S. does not wa...more »
It’s that time of year again! Many thanks to those who have donated in the past year, but as Big Oil have forgotten to send their cheque again, I am forced to pass the hat around again. To pay by PayPal, simply click on the DONATE link below. Thank […]
Earlier we mentioned that the House voted to authorize unconstitutional domestic spying on American citizens yesterday. The day didn't get any better. Next up was the crackpot Republican bill to overturn the EPA's climate change regulations for power plants. It passed 242-180 while the President was in Paris for an International Climate Change conference, something that earned him the disdain of two particularly vile Climate Change deniers, Sean Hannity and Mike Huckabee. The latter was on the former's silly show claiming "America needs a commander-in-chief, not a weather-obsesse...more »
Last night, I was watching the Sinful People of Prague, a classic black-and-white Czech crime sitcom, for the 8th time or so but I couldn't miss the news about the shooting at a party of a support center for the handicapped in San Bernardino, Southern California. When the TV program was over, I went to Twitter and searched for "San Bernardino Muslim" and similar queries. The reason was obvious: at least in the present atmosphere in the world, Muslims seemed to be by far the most likely perpetrators and someone on Twitter could have offered some early reports about the identificatio...more »
Russia Presents Proof of Turkey’s Role in ISIS Oil Trade December 02, 2015 Turkey’s leadership, including President Erdogan and his family, is involved in illegal oil trade with Islamic State militants, says the Russian Defense Ministry, stressing that Turkey is the final destination for oil smuggled from Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry held a major briefing on
Even the BBC realise that Jeremy Corbyn has been promoted above his level of competence, is he indeed the Peter Principle personified? So they are pushing the credentials of Hilary Benn as a possible replacement. Of course the Benn name has always been dear to the hearts of the pro left Labour BBC and as they couldn't get Tony they'll make do with his son, Benn Jnr. That Hilary is no more than adequate is of no importance, but then when your political allies are currently being lead by such as Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell I suppose adequate seems more than... well adequate. T...more »
[image: Jerusalem, Israel] JERUSALEM -- More than a decade after my 19th trip to Israel and the Middle East, this 20th visit shows how some things have changed, but the important ones remain the same. What one notices first is the large amount of...more »
[image: Founders - 400] Step aside, Millennials -- it’s the dawn of the Founders. While 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States already have a (maybe derogatory) term to identify themselves, the youngest generation in America hadn’t yet found a firm moniker. Thankfully, MTV... Continue reading *“MTV Has a Curious Name for the Post-Millennial Generation”* at *theweek.com*.
Lara Logan, Council 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 »
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 »
*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 »
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 »
. 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
[image: Syed Farook] CORRECTION 12/3/15 1:41 A.M. An earlier version of this story identified one of the San Bernardino shooters as Syed Raheel Farook, not Syed Rizwan Farook. We sincerely regret the error. REDLANDS, Calif. -- Law enforcement officials have identified Syed Rizwan... Continue reading *“Suspect ID’d in San Bernardino Massacre as Syed Rizwan Farook, a 2nd Suspect Female: Tashfeen Malik”* at *thedailybeast.com*.
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[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*.
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[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*.
[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*.
[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*.
*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 »
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[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*.
*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???!!*
*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 »
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 »
"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 »
“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"* 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 »
*“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 »
"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"* 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 »
*"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
[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*.
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 »
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
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