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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

6 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

JOHN HANRAHAN: The polls show it and commentators of all political stripes often cite the figures: Killer drone attacks by the U.S. military and the CIA in the Greater Middle East and Africa have strong U.S. public support [...] But how well informed can U.S. citizens be on this subject when the major news media time and again ignore or under-report drone-strike stories — as we have discussed here and here in recent weeks?

The View

10:27pm MST

Indigenous Canoe Flotilla in Paris: Defending the Earth and Sacred Water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 minutes ago
Indigenous Canoe Flotilla in Paris: Defending the Earth and Sacred Water Indigenous Peoples from the Americas in Paris -- from the Arctic to the Amazon -- sent dramatic messages to world leaders at COP21 By Brenda Norrell Photos by Allan Lissner, Deborah Parker, Ayse Gursoz Indigenous Peoples in canoes and kayaks from the Americas delivered powerful messages of “Leave

You Can't Keep a Good Stalker Down

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 hour ago
I'm really tired of doing this. Seriously, I am. Usually a writer has to make it big before attracting stalkers but apparently David and Danny Chadwick have some misplaced sense of initiative. You may recall last June 4th, I had to write something about this douchebag Dave Chadwick or Cheesedick or something to that effect (aka "Sugar Ray Dodge"), frustrated movie riffer and erstwhile author. His so-called blog is a ghost town that gets less commenters than many dead bloggers I can name and one of his books (until yours truly decided to grace it with the MST3K treatmen... more »

Reactions, Commentaries, And Analysis On President Obama's Oval Office Speech On Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about counter-terrorism and the United States fight against Islamic State during an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool *NBC*: *Republican Presidential Candidates Pan President Obama's Address* Republican presidential candidates criticized President Barack Obama's address to the nation, saying the president's strategy does not go far enough or do what is necessary to defeat ISIS. While President Obama said the terrorist threat is "evolving" and sought to lay out the... more »

President Obama's Oval Office Speech On Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*New York Times:* *Obama Says of Terrorist Threat: ‘We Will Overcome It’* WASHINGTON — President Obama sought on Sunday to calm a jittery American public after the terrorist attack last week in California, delivering a prime-time address designed to highlight the government’s campaign against an evolving threat. Speaking from behind a lectern in the Oval Office, Mr. Obama bluntly acknowledged the heightened fears that followed attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, Calif., and called the California assault an “act of terrorism” that appeared to have been inspired, but not directe... more »

Beautiful Video: Canoes 2 Paris Indigenous Flotilla

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
.                                                 Ta'Kaiya SIerra Blaney photo by Kandi Mossett ..............  A short film on the ‪‎Canoes2Paris‬ Action! ‪‎COP21‬ ‪IndigenousRising‬ ‪‎Keepitintheground‬ ‪NoREDD‬ ‪DefendProtectRenew‬ Share widely! Copyleft: Sophie Gergaud/De la Plume à l'Ecran The launching of a declaration calling on world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Russian Army Protect Weird ‘Ark Of Gabriel’ Headed To Antarctica

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A Ministry of Defense report says that the Russian military have been assigned the task of protecting the Federation naval research vessel Admiral Vladimisky, as it heads to the Antarctica carrying a mysterious object named the “Ark of Gabriel”. The “Ark of Gabriel” is said to have such “military-religious” importance, that President Putin ordered a large number of naval warships to guide its journey from Saudi Arabia to Antartica. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: To what spurred this astonishing mission, this report explains, was the contacting on 25 September of His Holiness Patriarch... more »

US Is Preparing World War III Against Russia, Says Journalist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Ukraine is a sign that the US is preparing for World War III against Russia, via escalating tensions with Ukraine, a political analyst and journalist has claimed. Investigative journalist and political analyst, Joachim Hagopian, says that Biden’s visit to Ukraine on Sunday is an attempt to reassure the Kiev puppet ally government that the US is standing behind them, ready for World War II against Russia. “I think that we are seeing polarization and a movement towards more confrontation, unfortunately, and I think that this Biden visit to Ukrai... more »

ISIS Sending ‘Scientist Army’ To West To Launch Biological War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The European Parliament have said that ISIS are planning on deploying an army of scientists to the West who will launch biological and chemical attacks against the population. According to a briefing document, ISIS ‘may be planning to try to use internationally banned weapons of mass destruction in future attacks‘. The document also claims that weapons of mass destruction are already likely smuggled into Europe. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Experts fear that ISIS will be able to exploit a failure of EU governments to share information on possible terrorists. Already, British police for... more »

Vatican Announces Sinister Eugenics Light Show For Christmas

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The Vatican have announced plans to host a disturbing event on December 8th, which will feature climate-change partisans and eugenics (population control) advocates, who will project a Satanic light show onto Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The date marks the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and the show titled “Illuminating Our Common Home” will project images inspired by mercy, humanity, the natural world, and climate change, according to spokesperson Archbishop Rino Fisichella Lifesitenews.com reports: Fisichella said that the light show on the Vatican is meant to link Pope ... more »

ISIS: “Paper Money Satanic Creation Of Banks”, Gold Is The Future

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
ISIS seem to be obsessed with gold, having stolen hundreds of millions worth of gold bullion so far. It’s obsession may be for very good reason, as they claim that the world’s economy is about to crash, along with the paper money system it currently relies upon. In an ISIS video named “Dark Rise of Banknotes and The Return of the Gold Dinar,” they say that banknotes are now “worthless pieces of paper” and assert that the rise of banknotes stem from “satanic concepts of banks, which mutated into a fraudulent financial system of enslavement orchestrated by the Federal Reserve in Amer... more »

Poland Asks NATO For Nuclear Weapons To Counter Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Poland are thinking of asking NATO to allow it to obtain nuclear weapons so that it can protect itself against alleged Russian “threats”. The Defense Minister, Tomasz Szatkowski, has said that Poland will ask NATO to borrow nuclear missiles from the U.S. so that the country can boost its defenses. Rt.com reports: This is the first time that a Polish official has made a statement of intent about wanting to host nuclear weapons on its soil. However, the Polish Defense Ministry has issued a statement that Warsaw has not asked and is not looking to house NATO nuclear weapons on its ter... more »

US Military To Build Airbase In Syria Without Permission

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The US military are building a military base in the Hasaka region of Northern Syria without prior permission. Experts are equipping an abandoned airport , preparing the runways to be used by US fighter jets. Farsnews.com reports: Abu Hajar airport which has not been used since 2010 is located in Tal al-Hajar region in the Eastern countryside of Hasaka which is controlled by the Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG). The airbase is located Southeast of the town of Rimelan, which is one of the YPG’s main strongholds and “largest arms and ammunition depots”. The US has not received or ... more »

Obama Speech Analysis — Still Not Serious About Defeating ISIS

National Review at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: President Obama] What a remarkable speech. In an era where a jihadist army controls more territory, commands more fighters, and has demonstrated broader striking power than any jihadist force in modern history, the President of the United States spends just about as... Continue reading *“Obama Speech Analysis — Still Not Serious About Defeating ISIS”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Iraq Demand That Turkey Withdraw Within 48 Hours

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Iraq have given Turkey 48 hours to withdraw from its territory before they consider military options, Iraq’s National Security Council have said. The security council, headed by Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, have said that unless Turkey retreat from its sovereign space they will consider “all available options”. Almasdarnews.com reports: The Shi’ite militia, Kataib Hezbollah, that is backed by Iran released a statement promising to retaliate against the Turkish incursion that is violating Iraqi sovereignty. In the last 24 hours, Turkey has stated it will deploy up to 2000 troops ... more »

Father of San Bernardino Gunman Syed Rizwan Farook Admits His Son Was An ISIS Supporter And ‘Obsessed’ With Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Dad: San Bernardino shooter agreed with ISIL, 'obsessed with Israel'* The father of San Bernardino suspect Syed Rizwan Farook told an Italian newspaper that his son expressed support for the Islamic State group and was obsessed with Israel. The father, who is also named Syed Farook, told La Stampa that his son took on an overly conservative outlook on Islam and at least once expressed support for ideas promoted by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIL or ISIS. "He said he shared the ideology of al-Baghdadi to create... more »

How GOP Presidential Hopefuls Demonstrate Their Fealty To The NRA And Other Merchants Of Death

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Yesterday the *Washington Post*'s Philip Rucker and Sean Sullivan looked at the responses of the GOP presidential hopefuls to the recent terrorism/gun massacres (and we'll get to that in a moment). The 4 senators-- Rubio, Cruz, Graham and Paul-- all had votes on massacre-related issues this week, starting with Dianne Feinstein's amendment "to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists," which failed 45-54, all 4 of the Senators-who-would-b... more »

Reflecting on the 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment

CATO Institute at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Constitution American Flag - 900] On this day 150 years ago, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, thus officially ending chattel slavery in the United States. America's original sin -- its birth in freedom based on human slavery -- was no longer sanctioned... Continue reading *“Reflecting on the 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment”* at *cato.org*.

Obama: Terror Threat Against US Has Entered ‘New Phase’

Julie Pace at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Obama, Oval Office address, terrorism, terror threat] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a terror threat that has entered a “new phase” as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
These were the top-ten most popular inks from last Friday’s Ramble: 1. Central Christchurch risks becoming 'vacuous money pit' - Johnny Moore 2. Despairing obesity battler quits fight 3. Climate Hustle: Are they trying to control the climate ... or you? 4. No global warming at all for 18 years 9 months – a new record – The Pause lengthens again – just in time for UN Summit in Paris 5. Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’ 6. The Paris effect: 97% Of Americans Don’t ... more »

Musical Interlude: Blue Jays, Justin Hayward and John Lodge, “I Dreamed Last Night”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Blue Jays, Justin Hayward and John Lodge, “I Dreamed Last Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rvpQtKVHC8

Being Human: "Blessed"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Blessed"* "A church congregation's giant tip meant so much more to this pizza delivery man than just some extra cash. Jeff Louis, a 22-year-old who works for Gionino’s pizza shop, brought an order to Life Point Church in Mentor, Ohio late last month. But the delivery wasn't like any he'd experienced before. Louis was brought to the church's stage and was presented with more than $700 in tips from the congregation members, WKYC reported. The 22-year-old, who's been going through a difficult time, was so overwhelmed with emotion that he made a video, revealing why the tip was so me... more »

Northerntruthseeker Under Attack

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
It has come to my attention that this site has been hit by a nasty "attack" that has blocked anyone from viewing this site and instead getting a weird error message from Blogger...... Most probably originating from the Hasbara/JIDF group that would love to see sites such as this one shut down.. As it stands, nobody has been able to access this blog to read the articles it contains as of this evening, and I am waiting for an answer from Blogger as to why, and what the possible fix is.... Yes, I knew that eventually someone would work to have this site shut down...The criminals do not... more »

Climate Change and Rhetorical Entrapment

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
Late last month the New York Times ran an interesting piece about the power of language and climate change. Central to the story is the concept of a carbon budget. On its face, the concept is simple. Drawing on complex models of the atmospheric and energy effects of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping gases, […]

President Obama Delivers An Address To The Nation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago

SAS Soldiers Are Using Tiny Helicopter Drones To Locate High Valued Islamic State Targets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Daily Mail:* *How crack SAS team snared Jihadi John with DIY DRONES: Troops snuck deep inside Raqqa and launched 1lb helicopter to pin point British executioner before calling in air strike that wiped him out* * Jihadi John - real name Mohammed Emwazi - was 'evaporated' by airstrike in ISIS's de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria * An SAS team tracked him down and called in the strike from just five miles outside of the terror group's stronghold * Eight special forces soldiers 'dug in' outside Raqqa and one assembled four 'nano helicopters' with cameras f... more »

Twitter Abuzz Preceding Obama’s Oval Office Speech

Alan Eason at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Twitter abuzz] As the time nears for the president’s unprecedented speech tonight, planned for prime time on a Sunday and broadcast from the Oval Office, Twitter is buzzing with comments about it. Ostensibly about curbing terrorism, some have voiced fear that it...more »

The Donald Got Trumped By Black Lives Matter Protesters At Raleigh

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Donald Trump was heckled on numerous occasions at a rally in North Carolina, by “Black Lives Matter” protesters. The protesters were scattered around the arena in Raleigh on Friday listening to to the latest speech by the Republican presidential candidate. Gawker reports: During a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Friday night, Trump’s speech was continually interrupted by groups of protesters, by some guesses as many as ten separate times. The protesters all appeared to be associated with Black Lives Matter, and were positioned randomly throughout the arena. Trump continually po... more »

German Vice-Chancellor Accuses Saudi Arabia Of Funding Fundamentalist Mosques In The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Sigmar Gabriel with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Photo: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke *The Telegraph:* *German vice-chancellor accuses Saudi Arabia of funding Islamic extremism in the West* *In a highly unusual moment of a Western politician attacking a critical Arab ally, Sigmar Gabriel says the time has come to make it clear to Riyadh the time of looking away is over.* The German vice-chancellor has publicly accused Saudi Arabia of financing Islamic extremism in the West and warned that it must stop. Sigmar Gabriel said that the Saudi regime is funding extremist mosques and comm... more »

PKK Occupy 3 Assyrian Iraqi Villages- Turks to Mosul and more

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*NATO's PKK Terrorists at work:* * PKK Members Continue to Occupy Assyrian Villages in North Iraq* *Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militia continue to occupy three Assyrian villages in the Nahla Valley of north Iraq*. *The occupation began on November 23 (AINA 2015-11-24). The occupied villages are Rabatke, Upper Hezani and Lower Hezani.* In the village of Rabatke, the house of Oshana Samuel is now occupied by PKK members. In Upper Hezani PKK members have occupied a house belonging to the cousin of the wife of Emmanuel Khoshaba Youkhana, the leader of the Dwekh Nawsha... more »

U.S. Congressman: 72 Department of Homeland Security Employees Are On The U.S. Terrorist Watchlist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*WGBH*: *Congressman Lynch: 72 Department of Homeland Security Employees On Terrorist Watchlist* Earlier this month, 47 democrats in the house of representatives defied a house veto threat by backing a GOP bill to ramp up screening requirements for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Congressman Stephen Lynch was among them. He joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio to discuss the reasoning behind his vote and other congressional matters. *Update:* 72 DHS Employees on Terrorist Watch List *WNU Editor*: The key phrase in the WGBH report .... *.... Back in August, we did ... more »

Obama to Discuss Security, Islamic State After California Attack

Reuters at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Obama] President Barack Obama will tell Americans on Sunday what the government is doing to keep them safe following the mass killing by a couple in California last week that is being investigated as an act of terrorism, but no major... Continue reading *“Obama to Discuss Security, Islamic State After California Attack”* at *reuters.com*.

Turkey ‘Astonished’ By Iran’s Charges Of ISIS Support & Oil Deals

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Iran’s claims that Ankara is supporting the Islamic State, and is involved in trading oil with terrorists in Iraq and Syria, was rebuffed by the Turkish foreign ministry on Sunday. Turkish foreign ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgic says Tehran’s accusations can’t be taken ‘seriously.’ Iran’s Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaie said on Friday, ‘If government of Turkey is not informed of Daesh oil trade in the country, we are ready to put the information at its disposal‘. Middle East Online reports: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he had warned his Irani... more »

"Don't Confuse Your Path..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

How Money Disappears in a Fractional-Reserve Money System

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Fractional-reserve banking systems create money out of thin air, and this causes malinvestments into less valuable and less productive activities. Eventually, banks realise there's trouble ahead, so they cut back on loans which leads to deflation and crisis... Guest post by Frank Shostak.* [image: How Money Disappears in a Fractional-Reserve Money System] Most alleged experts are of the view that the massive monetary pumping by the US central bank during the 2008 financial crisis saved the US and the world from another Great Depression. On this the Federal Reserve Chairman at th... more »

More VFP Jeju Island Delegation Photos

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Series of photos by Sung-Hee Choi from last couple of days on Jeju Island. Bottom photo is from our meeting yesterday with Catholic Bishop Kang who has been a leader in the struggle against the Navy base in Gangjeong village. The photo above that is a briefing yesterday about the current broader progressive struggle in South Korea against the US-backed regime in Seoul.

Christian University Urges Students To Take Up Arms Against ‘Those Muslims’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The president of Liberty University Jerry Falwell Jr. told an arena full of young susceptible students to arm themselves against Muslims. Liberty University is a so called Christian university championing Christ’s message through education. Gawker reports: In an address during the school’s convocation on Friday, university president Jerry Falwell Jr. began his rousing call-to-arms by referring to something he was holding in his back pocket, presumably a gun (but who knows? Maybe it was just a stick of gum): “If some of those people in that community center had what I have in my back... more »

The Racist Origins of Standardized Testing

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
Excerpt from Part 1 of *The Mismeasure of Education:* *Zealots for the Elimination of Waste* The educational significance of the results to be obtained from careful measurements of the intelligence of children can hardly be overestimated. Questions relating to the choice of studies, vocational guidance, schoolroom procedure, the grading of pupils, promotional schemes, the study of the retardation of children in the schools, juvenile delinquency, and the proper handling of subnormals on the one hand and gifted children on the other—all alike acquire new meaning and significance when... more »

Sign the Petition--You Will Feel Better

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
At Change.org Since 2002 when No Child Left Behind became law, students, parents, and teachers have been subjected to a national education policy written to benefit the education testing industry and politicians out to privatize public education in America. As a result, schools have been turned into testing factories and thousands of low-scoring public schools that serve the poorest students have been closed and replaced by corporate charter schools that, on average, perform no better than the underfunded schools they replace. Those charters with high test scores most often exclu... more »

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7eSn_9uT0 Close your eyes, breathe deeply several times and relax. Let your mind play with the images and emotions the music suggests... What do you FEEL?

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion's well-studied interstellar clouds. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have intriguing and some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. T... more »

The Poet: George Carroll, “The End”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The End”* “If I were to move a hill of thoughts Only to find a mountain instead, Would I then give up the pursuit, Or continue to climb instead? Vast are the surprises laid ahead, When life has unexpected turns, Yet we must continue our journey Regardless or quit and lay dead. If only tomorrow we knew in advance... Would we plan our life differently? Who is to know what the future can bring, Even though we know how it all will end?” - George Carroll

South Korean Protests Last Saturday

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
The right-wing government had declared that anyone wearing masks at the protest would be arrested. Previously President Park has tried to make the protest illegal but was overruled by a court. The protest targeted the Park administration's attack on labor unions, farmers, progressive political parties, peace activists and more.

History of U.S. Occupation and Massacre on Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Yesterday our Veterans For Peace delegation took a tour of the Jeju April 3 Peace Park. The Jeju Island April 3rd incident broke out during the US military occupation at the end of WW II and lasted for seven years. The Jeju April 3rd massacre resulted in the loss of more than 30,000 lives due to the US Army directed counter-insurgency campaign. After gaining independence from Japan in 1945, Korea was in turmoil due to the failure of the policies of the US military administration. The US placed former Koreans, who had collaborated with the previous Japanese fascist occupatio... more »

"Seeing Through The Apocalypse: The Biggest Secret"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Seeing Through The Apocalypse:* *The Biggest Secret"* by Zen Gardner “And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” - Mark 4:9 “It has been said that wisdom is not in seeing things, but in seeing through things.” - Manly P. Hall "They don't own the earth. They don't own you and me. They don't own all their stupid secret symbols. They don't own the present, they don't own the future. They don't even own themselves. They're usurpers, in every sense of the word. And absolutely nothing to fear. That these invading power freaks striving to control the world should ... more »

Jimmy Carter Tells His Sunday School Class He is Cancer-Free

CNN Politics at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Jimmy Carter] Washington (CNN) -- Jimmy Carter’s cancer is gone, the former president announced on Sunday. “My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones. I will continue to receive regular three-week... Continue reading *“Jimmy Carter Tells His Sunday School Class He is Cancer-Free”* at *cnn.com*.

Giant Christmas Tree Raised in Bethlehem — Hope of Peace

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Christmas tree] As darkness fell in Bethlehem on Saturday, a giant Christmas tree was lit up along with hundreds of bright, sparkling decorations. Hundreds of people crowded into Manger Square to attend the annual lighting of the tree in the biblical... more »

US Air Force Band and Choir Christmas Flash Mob

Stream Staff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Air Force] Members of the United States Air Force Band surprised commuters at Union Station here with a World War II Holiday Flashback Dec. 3, 2015. The event was designed to be a special holiday musical presentation celebrating the service and... more »

Can Trumpf Really Win? Or, Conversely, Can Trumpf Really Lose? Have We Ever Elected A Demagogue President?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
OK, so this is the more involved second half of the post from 10 am-- slightly more abstract and something I'd suggest the Trumpf fans not bother trying to grapple with. We're going to do a little mashup of Aaron Zitner at the *Wall Street Journal*, Patrick Healy and Maggie Haberman at the *NY Times* and Sean McElwee at *Salon*. Don't freakout if you never heard of McElwee; he's the research-oriented guy and his *Salon* piece is something I want to use to bolster my long-held believe that the only thing that might actually stop Herr Trumpf has nothing to do with the lame hopes the ... more »

Advice for "Bullied" Labour MPs

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
I've bullied an MP. In the Autumn of 1997, a small group of annoyed students gathered on the steps of Hanley town hall to shout at then honourable member for Stoke-on-Trent Central, Mark Fisher, as he gave a constituency surgery. This was a few months after our shiny New Labour government announced the abolition of the grant and the introduction of £1,000/year tuition fees for the 1999 intake. None of us were affected, but we felt it would be a treacherous slope to higher charges and mountains of debt. And so it has proved. Anyway, Mark came out and spoke to us saying he would addr... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by.

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"A main "Criterion of Consciousness" for the human experience is never having all you want. For as one dream comes true, another swiftly takes its place. Not having all you want is one of life's constants. And learning to be happy while not yet having all you want is the first "Criterion of Joy." Nail it, and for the rest of your life people will be asking what it is about you. Yeah, as if they weren't already asking." "Desire is a beautiful thing." The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

"Did You Ever Wonder?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?" ~ Calvin and Hobbes

Dutch Politician Geert Wilders Tells Turkey To Stay Away From The EU

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Right wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders leader of the Party for Freedom, the most popular party in Netherlands at the moment, has called on Turkey to stay away from the European Union. In a video, subtitled in Turkish, Wilders addresses the Turkish people and says that Erdogan’s Turkey has raised the flag of Islam and is in essence an Islamic State. Europe doesn’t want more Islam, but less. Islam’s values do not coincide with European values of democracy, freedom and human rights, says the popular far right Dutch politician. “Turkey stay away from us, you’re not welcome here.” The... more »

It’s the Ideology, Stupid

Lydia McGrew at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Pipes] Predictably, in the wake of a Muslim Bonnie and Clyde’s jihad murder of the husband’s kindly co-workers who had recently thrown them a baby shower, our chattering classes are getting grim-jawed in their determination to take guns away from the... more »

Terror Investigation Widens as Obama Prepares for Rare Sunday Night Address

Los Angeles Times at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: investigation] With President Obama set to deliver a rare prime-time address from the Oval Office on Sunday, the investigation into the San Bernardino massacre continued Sunday both in the United States and Pakistan, where one of the attackers once lived. The... Continue reading *“Terror Investigation Widens as Obama Prepares for Rare Sunday Night Address”* at *latimes.com*.

The Video of Revelers Cheering 9/11 That No One Got to See

New York Post at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: video of revelers] If Donald Trump believes he saw videos of revelers celebrating after the Sept. 11 attacks that in fact never were broadcast, he's in large company. Many of us believe we recall seeing similar footage of Palestinians living in the West... Continue reading *“The Video of Revelers Cheering 9/11 That No One Got to See”* at *nypost.com*.

Nuclear War Was Averted In 1999 By Clinton’s National Security Adviser

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
If you are reading this then consider yourself lucky that you are not living in a post apocalyptic world following a Nuclear war. During 1999 a nuclear war was narrowly avoided between Pakistan and India thanks to Sandy Berger, the former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton. Metro reports: Ex-CIA analyst Bruce Riedel wrote an obituary of Sandy Berger, a former national security advisor to President Bill Clinton. According to Riedel Mr Berger, who died on Wednesday, warned the then president that Pakistan was planning to use nuclear weapons against India during the Ka... more »

Exit Polls Indicate Huge Gains for France’s Ultraconservatives in First Elections Since Terrorist Attacks

BBC News at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: National Front] France’s far-right National Front (FN) appears to have made big gains in the first round of regional elections, estimates show. They put the FN ahead in at least six of 13 regions in mainland France. The elections are the first... Continue reading *“Exit Polls Indicate Huge Gains for France’s Ultraconservatives in First Elections Since Terrorist Attacks”* at *bbc.com* .

"The Philosophy Of Being"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* "The Philosophy Of Being"* By E D Detetcheverrie "Outrageous to some, clarifying for others, a strange conversation meant to provoke further thought... Now I know why they explain it in metaphors. The truth seems surreal. We are inadequate to describe it concisely. Ask not if you have strayed from the path; there is only one path, one way, and you are always on it... *Do they call it enlightenment because there is a light?* It is not mere photons, and light is only one part of it. *Who is in charge of it all?* Yes, we are. *Do the wicked receive their just reward?* We shall all, u... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“What would it look like if I took America’s obsession with firearms to its logical extreme?” says the artist Eric Drooker about his New Yorker cover for the issue dated December 14, 2015. The proliferation of guns and the too-easy access to military-grade weapons is not the only story in San Bernardino, but it’s an appalling part of it. As John Cassidy points out in a recent essay, there are an estimated *three hundred million guns* in private hands in the U.S., and gun sales soared on Black Friday. And somehow, despite the growing demand for restrictions and background checks, th... more »

Treaty between Indigenous Women of Mother Earth COP21

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. From Ayse Gursoz Censored News Dec. 6, 2015, Paris “We give thanks for the guidance and the support that made this day the sacred day that it has become at this historic Treaty between the Indigenous Women of Mother Earth”[Paris, France] Today, outside the COP21, Indigenous women leaders of the North and South Americas signed a first ever treaty agreement declaring solidarity in the

"A Riddle"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"A Riddle"* “This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins towns, And beats high mountain down.” - One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo in “The Hobbit,” by JRR Tolkein. • • • • • *Answer:* *Time*

"Rightwing Nuthouse: "5 Shameful Right-Wing Moments This Week"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"5 Shameful Right-Wing Moments This Week:* * Ted Cruz Celebrates Guns!"* Nothing says Christmas like a family cradling their firearms. By Janet Allon *"1. Ted Cruz has a banner week. *Ted Cruz is rising in the polls. He cannot catch Donald Trump, who according to CNN has 36 percent. But Cruz has cruised to second, with 16 percent by CNN's count, edging out the once-popular Ben Carson, whose gaffe-filled couple of weeks (Hamas is not to be confused with hummus) has been amusing but costly to the good doc. Cruz’s formula for newfound success with the ever-wise Republican base? Just ... more »

Russia Could Be Called In To Help Iraq After Turkish ‘Invasion’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Reports indicate that Turkey deployed 130 soldiers near the city of Mosul in northern Iraq on Friday, allegedly to help Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in their battle with ISIL. Iraqi parliamentarian Hakim al-Zamili, head of the committee on security and defense said in an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, that Baghdad could retaliate for the breach of sovereignty by asking Moscow for military help. Sputnik reports: On Saturday, Baghdad described the move as “a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty,” since it had not been authorized by Iraqi authorities. “We may soon ask Russia for di... more »

Mega El Nino Sweeping Across The Globe, Strongest On Record

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A massive El Nino weather event is occurring that could bring extreme weather conditions to parts of the globe. According to the the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the 2015 El Nino is the strongest ever recorded, smashing the previous record from 1997-8. El Nino’s can cause rainfall, floods, mudslides, droughts, fires and cyclones. Due to global warming, this years event could be more devastating than before. Ocean current temperatures in the Pacific are significantly higher than normal and the 2015 El Nino is already causing havoc on weather. It is building up t... more »

Cuban Immigration To U.S. Causing Increased Tension

Washington Post/Nick Miroff at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: hispanic-man-and-woman] HAVANA -- A year after President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced with great fanfare their plans to normalize relations, an old source of tension has stubbornly returned, with a rush of Cuban immigration, Cubans trying to get to... Continue reading *“Cuban Immigration To U.S. Causing Increased Tension”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Civilised Men

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

Two good news events for Truthers

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*NOTICE:* I notice Northerntruthseeker said he was "under attack' earlier this afternoon. I went on my site and I was also "under attack" but I just signed out and signed on again and so far, things are okay. Interestingly, I had an unusual amount of traffic from a little borderless entity yesterday. *President Dr. Bashar al Assad is speaking out* *and telling the truth* Hero on the Horizon... Today, browsing my excellent blogroll of truther websites to the right...I immediately notice two very good signs that the Truth Community is gaining headway. *The first *is the second inter... more »

Think For Yourself

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
When a man tells you that the path he has made up the mountain side is the only way to attain the summit look around to see the other paths for no one path is the right and only way. Seeking truth remains a pathless journey.

Dec. 6: The news is very bad.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 9 hours ago
But before we get into that, let's start with some lesser part. The Irving press has greeted news of Syrian refugees coming to New Brunswick with joy that they will help our economy. It's almost certainly true they will. But when a newspaper talks of nothing but the financial angle, what does that tell us about our newspaper - and what it thinks of us? Is making money out of these people the only thing that counts? (If so, I can understand why the Faith Page makes such dismal reading every Saturday.) We could, at least, acknowledge that we need a more cosmopolitan population in th... more »

Hoosier School Heist Author Doug Martin on Real Accountability (and Federal Prison)

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
(Duration: 1 minute, 24 seconds) Question and Answer session response concerning standardized testing, Colfax Auditorium, St. Joseph Public Library, Humanist Forum, South Bend, Indiana, December 3, 2015.

Jiddu Krishnamurti (again)

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on May 12, 1895 about 250 km north of Madras (Chennai) India. Krishnamurti was raised within the Theosophical Society to become an incarnation of Maitreya, the messianic Buddha. [image: Jiddu Krishnamurti evaluating search results.] In 1929 Jiddu Krishnamurti, tapped to be the messianic "World Teacher", shocked the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation established to support him and began to emerge as one of the 20th century's most iconoclastic and influential teachers. He repudiated not only all connections with org... more »

NEA's Gifting and Grifting

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
In the months leading up to the passage of ECCA last week in the House, both teacher unions, NPE, and FairTest have carried out a ceaseless campaign to make sure that the new states version on ESEA gets through Congress. Last week AFT and NEA send out email reminders to members, reminding them to call Congress and urge passage of this deeply flawed anti-teacher and anti-public school bill. As it turns out, there is good reason for FairTest and NEA to be embrace the same neoliberal agenda: they share from the same pile of money, though the FairTest share would hardly seem enough t... more »

Catholic Cardinal of Gay U.S. Ambassador: “Let him focus on housework, since he’s the wife to a man.”

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Lopez] A Dominican cardinal upset over comments that the U.S. ambassador made about corruption in his country has said the openly gay diplomat should focus on homemaking. Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez spoke out against U.S. ambassador James “Wally” Brewster... Continue reading *“Catholic Cardinal of Gay U.S. Ambassador: “Let him focus on housework, since he’s the wife to a man.””* at *bigstory.ap.org*.

Photos Canoe Flotilla Paris COP21: Defend Sacred Water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Photos above by Allan Lissner Courtesy Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network Protect Sacred Water, Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground! COP21 Paris Watch Video Amazon Watch said, "Indigenous flotilla from the Americas crosses the finish line, puts ending fossil fuel extraction on global agenda.This group is paddling Paris for the protection of

Jeb Has No Shot Whatsoever But He's Embarrassed To Drop Out Before March And Just Keeps Wasting His Contributors' Cash

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
My friend John, at Crooks and Liars, keeps hassling me that the *DWT* posts are too long and that I should break them up into a few posts. It's not like I'm trying to appeal to Trumpf-level readers but I think I'll try that today with a post about-- what else?-- the Republican brawl for their party's worthless presidential nomination. I'll start with the simple part: how horrible is this stupid ad by Jeb's biggest single donor, Cuban-born Florida billionaire Mike Fernandez? Mike's frustrated that his longtime pal Jeb has been turned to sand by Herr Trumpf. He even said he'd vote fo... more »

Festival of lights

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Cars where driven and GPS was used but still lines were crossed that should not have been abused but they where Words were said that cant be taken back but it still remains totally unfair Monday morning the drive in will be as usual on the radio and nothing will have changed sometime the frequency of life gets crossed up but then it reverts to normal every day is meant to be the same People shooting each other up and themselves as well the MAN building empires and us just water in that well Janes Addiction they said it all well even before legal oxy it was just another form of medi... more »

Making a Complaint

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
The law is a very blunt instrument. Not every legally viable claim should be pursued. Even if you have been in some way wronged by a business it may not make any sense to go to Court. Imagine you had a dreadful meal at a restaurant or you ordered a cab and it came a half hour late – in theory you might be able to sue for damages but so to do would be silly. The cost of suing would outweigh any recovery by a thousand fold and a judge could see your suit as merely a foolish waste of Court time. So what can you do? There are options. One is to chalk it up to experience and forget a... more »

Visbile Emissions from Unit 3 Area Yesterday Looked Quite Pink on TEPCO cam 1

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Notice the pink halo over the buildings at 5:43 AM December 6, 2015 An hour later at 6:36 AM Dec 6, 2015 Today heavy-looking emissions are still visible on Cam 1

ThorCon Reactor to be ready to go on line by 2021?

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 13 hours ago
No sooner do the electrons get dry on the page of a Recent Nuclear Green Post on What I took to be a major flaw in the ThorCon business plan, than Thorcon ups and signs a memorandum of Understanding with Indonesia, acknowledging that they intend to do a deal over ThorCon's MSR. The most impressive and perhaps puzzling thing about the news story on the MoU is: The consortium will provide Indonesia with a clean solution to its pressing energy needs, (at a price that is competitive with coal. The first plant is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021. I appear to have written the wrong a... more »

Justices Look Anew at Affirmative Action on Campus

Mark Sherman at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: supreme court__1440940386_70.119.142.63] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Basketball coaches, leading military officers and many of the country’s biggest businesses agree that the Supreme Court should preserve the use of race as a factor in college admissions. But they may be in a fight they... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is that time again... Time for my weekly rant where I again give my spin on what is really happening in our sick world and definitely piss off some people out there.... It has been a weird winter in these parts of central Canada over the last few weeks.. There was of course the seasonal weather patterns where temperatures were near or below normal, and then suddenly this last week the temperatures have shot up to well above normal... But this is NOT due to the fraud of "Global Warming" and is not anything unusual.... Winter is still coming and in spite... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
I am way behind my household chores. Need to catch-up before the first snowfall comes. Blogging will return early this evening.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry: Expect Chaos If The Palestinian Authority Collapses

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Washington Post: Kerry warns Israel of possible ‘chaos’ if Palestinian Authority collapses Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned Israel on Saturday against allowing — or even promoting, as some have urged — the collapse of the Palestinian Authority, saying that it would leave the Israelis with unbearable financial and strategic costs and undermine the security of the Jewish state now and in the future. In a strongly worded speech at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, Kerry asked whether Israelis were “ready to accept the heightened risk [of] chaos, lawlessness and despera... more »

This is Where The Islamic State Finds Support

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Market Watch*: *The countries where ISIS finds support, in two charts* The San Bernardino, Calif., massacre is bringing even more attention to Islamic State’s frighteningly rapid global growth, and where around the world it has found traction — not just in terms of territory gained, but in support. Even with many details of the case still unknown, law-enforcement officials see a chilling terror danger from extremist sympathizers who, unnoticed by authorities, are able to amass deadly arsenals to attack vulnerable gatherings anywhere in the U.S., writes the Wall Street Journal. A... more »

European Security Experts Warn Of CBRN Threats From the Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* ISIS army of scientists set to wage chemical and biological war on West: Experts warn weapons of mass destruction 'have been carried undetected' into European Union* * ISIS already has smuggled chemical and biological weapons into the EU * The terror organisation has also recruited chemists and physicists * Western governments warned to alert the public about potential attacks ISIS has recruited experts with chemistry, physics and computer science degrees to wage war with weapons of mass destruction against the West, a shocking European Parliament report has claimed.... more »

There Are More Demagogues Waiting In The Wings

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump said last week that, if there were more people carrying more guns, things would have turned out differently in San Bernardino. Many have been appalled by the rise of Trump. Chris Hedges believes that his rise is the inevitable consequence of the death of liberal institutions. He writes: These institutions, which once made possible piecemeal and incremental reform, which sought to protect the weak from the tyranny of the majority and give them a voice, acted as a safety valve to ameliorate the excesses of capitalism and address the grievances of the underclass. They di... more »

RSS Continues To Diverge From GISS

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/enso/mei/ RSS figures for November are now out, and also show a small fall on October, as did UAH. The 12-month running average still refuses to go above earlier years, despite the strongest El Nino conditions since 1998. http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/enso/mei/ Although temperatures are likely to rise still further […]

Chen Deming goes Godwin

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*'Where such laws hold,' said Gandalf, 'it is also the custom for ambassadors to use less insolence. But no one has threatened you. You have naught to fear from us, until your errand is done. But unless your master has come to new wisdom, then with all his servants you will be in great peril.' * Brainless, belligerent PRC envoy to the KMT went all Godwin this week, comparing DPP Presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and her popularity to Hitler (TT): Chen said that while people do make correct judgements, sometimes it takes time for them to gain an understanding of the problems, ci... more »

Liberty University’s President Urges Students to Arm Themselves

The Washington Post at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Liberty University] The president of Liberty University, a popular pilgrimage site for presidential candidates, urged students during the school's convocation Friday to get their permits to carry concealed weapons. In his remarks, President Jerry Falwell Jr., son of the late religious right... Continue reading *“Liberty University’s President Urges Students to Arm Themselves”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Video: Flotilla Paris COP21: Canoes from Arctic to Amazon!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
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Democrats Complain About The Republicans' NRA Agenda, But The Head Of The DCCC Is Still On The NRA Payroll

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*NRA terrorist/House Speaker with suspicious beard* Paul Ryan, the darling of the gun manufacturers' lobbyists-- and the biggest recipient in the House of their blood money-- adamantly refuses to allow a vote on prohibiting terrorism suspects to buy guns. A known right-wing terrorist, for example, who can't buy a plane ticket because he's on the No Fly List can legally purchase dozens of military assault rifles and deadly ammunition because the NRA and other Ryan gun donors have ordered him to not permit, under any circumstances, a vote on the floor of the House. Last week, Ryan and ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( December 6 , 2015 ) - France Regional Election - To be updated as polls close , as early projections come in , as any significant news develops -- Will be focus for Europe this Sunday . At least so far - Stay Tuned ! ...... Venezuela Hold Tense Congressional Elections - Updated as polls close , with early projections , when news items occurs , and with final results ....... Greece Updates for today - Grigoropoulos Rally , " Tsipras's Choices " , Political news of the day ....... Odds & Ends !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
France Regional Election Updates...... *Open Europe* ‏@OpenEurope 2m 2 minutes ago #France summary: FN largest party according to exit polls, ahead in 6 of 13 regions. Sarkozy ruled out pacts w/ left to stop FN in 2nd round *Mathieu von Rohr* ‏@mathieuvonrohr 5m 5 minutes ago Sarkozy says won't withdraw any of his candidates in the 2nd round, effectively rules out a "union républicaine" to stop FN from winning. *Open Europe* ‏@OpenEurope 1m 1 minute ago #France regional elex exit poll: Front National ahead in 6 of 12 regions. Paris region not yet availab... more »

U.K. Police Treating London Subway Attack As A Terrorist Incident

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *London tube attacker shouted ‘This is for Syria’ during stabbing* Police investigating terrorist incident after man injures three people during assault at Leytonstone underground station A man allegedly shouted “This is for Syria” as he launched a knife attack on three people at a London underground station in what police have described as a terrorist incident. The Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command is investigating the stabbing in Leytonstone, in which witnesses claimed the attacker said “blood will be spilled”. A man believed to be aged 56 suffere... more »

The Cure for College Student Narcissism: Work

Alex Chediak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: U.S. Navy Sonar Technician 2nd Class Nolan Kipi, assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76), hoses down a pool during a community relations event at the Bahrain Mobility International rehabilitation and recreation center in Manama, Bahrain, June 17, 2013. Sailors volunteered to do cleaning at the center after a recent dust storm. The Higgins was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.] We’re witnessing a epidemic of... more »

Colombia Says 300-Year-Old Treasure-Laden San Jose Galleon Found

BBC News at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: treasure] The wreck of a Spanish ship laden with treasure that was sunk by the British more than 300 years ago has been found off the Colombian coast, says President Juan Manuel Santos. “Great news! We have found the San Jose... Continue reading *“Colombia Says 300-Year-Old Treasure-Laden San Jose Galleon Found”* at *bbc.com*.

‘Christian Terrorists’ Don’t Exist

Matt Barber at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Bible, Christians, Christianity] “I'm sick of these white male NRA Republicans and their mass shootings beca ... um, Sayed Farook? Hey, let's not vilify an entire group.” - Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief, Ricochet.com Workplace violence strikes again. "Allahu Akbar!" evidently means, "I quit," and pipe... more »

Govt: Triple Suicide Bombings in Chad Kill at Least 15, Islamic Radicals Suspected

Baba Ahmed at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: ISIS Flag Wikimedia] DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A triple suicide bombing Saturday at a market on an island in Lake Chad killed at least 15 people and injured 130, Chad’s government said. A top police official blamed the carnage on Nigeria’s Islamic extremist...more »

Gummer’s Fifth Carbon Budget

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/the-fifth-carbon-budget-the-next-step-towards-a-low-carbon-economy/ John Gummer’s Committee on Climate Change has published its recommendations for the UK’s Fifth Carbon Budget, for 2028-32. Under the Climate Change Act, the Committee has a duty to advise the Government on such issues. My general understanding is that the latter has adopted previous budgets without much […]

London Police Treating Stabbing Attack as ‘Terror Incident’

Fox News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: stabbing attack] The stabbing attack at a London Underground station Saturday is being treated as a "terrorist incident," the London police said. The London police counterterror command said in a statement that it's investigating the incident at Leytonstone Underground station in east... Continue reading *“London Police Treating Stabbing Attack as ‘Terror Incident’”* at *foxnews.com*.

Trump: Even Cheating Spouse Shouldn’t Stop Iowa Caucus-Goers

[image: Donald Trump to Christian Voters: 'I Believe in the Bible'] CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Ted Cruz says his campaign has momentum. Donald Trump is giving his supporters the hard sell. Ben Carson says he’s not worried about his standing in Iowa. With less than 60 days before the leadoff... more »

Beautiful Churches: Hagia Sophia

The Editors at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hagia Sophia Ext. - 900] The Hagia Sophia (literally “holy wisdom”) in Constantinople (now Istanbul) was once the world’s largest cathedral before it was converted into a mosque in the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed. Mehmed had Hagia Sophia’s ancient Christian mosaics painted... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Harvard Law to examine use of crest tied to slave ownership* It has long appeared in nearly every corner of the prestigious school. But now Harvard Law School’s official seal is under heavy scrutiny because it includes elements drawn from a slaveholding family’s crest. Following an outcry from students, officials from the school are examining the continued use of the seal, in what is the latest controversy over race and historic injustices on US college campuses in recent weeks. “Symbols are important,” Martha Minow, dean of the law school, said this week. “They become even mor... more »

Photos Lummi Youths arrive at Paris COP21

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
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21 Days Challenge To Rewire Your Brain To Be Happy

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
Source of the above poster: * https://www.facebook.com/greenmedinfo/* *Who will take the 21 day gratitude challenge?*


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*What Will All The Hot Air In Paris Actually Do?* Bjorn Lomborg Negotiators and activists are getting increasingly serious about the prospects of finalizing a carbon-cutting deal here in Paris. No doubt if they are successful we will see much back-slapping and exhortations of “success” in 7 days. But the bonhomie will hide a rather inconvenient truth: even if it’s successful, any deal negotiated in Paris is going to do very little to rein in temperature rises. In a recent peer-reviewed research paper, I looked at all the carbon-cutting promises countries committed to ahead of... more »

How JFK Lost the Vietnam War with the Coup that Killed a Christian President

Geoffrey Shaw at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Diem] On November 1, 1963, generals of the South Vietnamese army staged a coup. On the next day, All Souls Day, President Ngo Dinh Diem, and his closest adviser and brother Ngo Dinh Nhu, surrendered after attending Mass in a Catholic... more »

Promises- Electoral Reform, spending & advertising.

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
Electoral Reform is probably the most called for item on the democratic reform agenda, and I suspect will be the most difficult to keep from being a very divisive promise given the strong opinions held by various individuals and citizen groups across the country. The promise is to:- *Form an all-party parliamentary committee* to bring recommendations to Parliament on the way forward, to allow for action before the succeeding federal election. Ensure that electoral reform measures – such as ranked ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting, and online voting – are fully a... more »

Will Obama Draft Your Daughters?

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Studying] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is deliberating whether to propose Selective Service changes that would make women eligible for the military draft, the White house said Friday, a day after the Pentagon said it would no longer bar women from... more »

France May Face Civil War with Islamists

The National Interest/Michel Gurfinkiel at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, Storm] The November 13 killing spree in Paris came as no surprise. The Islamic State had threatened France explicitly and repeatedly for more than a year, and French government officials high and low issued warnings as well. Most pointedly, Judge Marc... Continue reading *“France May Face Civil War with Islamists”* at *the-american-interest.com*.

Peter Jackson confirms - He's directing an episode of Doctor Who!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/9w6agKVUCTM Lord of the Rings meets Doctor Who... Is this true? Sqwee...

Doctor Who: All the First and Last lines of the Doctor(s)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/UEpf4ekaUdI Updated to include the War Doctor...

The Death Of Maurice Strong

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/paris-climate-change-conference/12035401/Farewell-to-the-man-who-invented-climate-change.html Booker on the death this week of Maurice Strong: A very odd thing happened last weekend. The death was announced of the man who, in the past 40 years, has arguably been more influential on global politics than any other single individual. Yet the world scarcely […]

ATLAS, CMS will present results from 2015 on December 15th

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*Apparently in the main CERN auditorium, 3 pm* As I have repeatedly stressed, e.g. in this summary of the 2015 LHC run, the Large Hadron Collider has performed a large enough number of collisions at the energy that was substantially higher than the energy achieved in 2012. *Rumor:* Adam Falkowski made a rumor public via Twitter (@Resonaances) so: both CMS and ATLAS see a modest excess in the diphoton, \(\gamma\gamma\) spectrum, at the mass of \(700\GeV\). A new Higgs boson previously seen as a \(662\GeV\) bump? \(700\GeV\) is the maximum second Higgs mass in certain 2-Higgs models.... more »

Ice Age Cataclysm Model - Elelctric Storms and Megatsunamis - meteor craters and sedimentary rock formation

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*MIND EXPERIMENT:* *Ice Age Weather Systems and their impact on the Human Race* I was just about to present my CAT or Clever Alternative Theory about meteor strikes and sedimentary rock formation at the tail end of the last official Ice Age about 12,000 years ago *aka the Younger Dryas *when I suddenly thought, "If a lot of the Earth's water is stored in the hyper-swollen ice caps, would there be enough water for the sort of intense electrical storms my CAT propounds?" And the answer has to be YES, right? The Younger Dryas is marked by a massive increase in the Earth's average ... more »

Second Sunday of Advent...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 20 hours ago
*Mass readings:* Reading 1 Bar 5:1-9 Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever: wrapped in the cloak of justice from God, bear on your head the mitre that displays the glory of the eternal name. For God will show all the earth your splendor: you will be named by God forever the peace of justice, the glory of God’s worship. Up, Jerusalem! stand upon the heights; look to the east and see your children gathered from the east and the west at the word of the Holy One, rejoicing that they are remembered by God. Led away on foot by their e... more »

Leytonstone Tube station stabbing a 'terrorist incident' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The BBC are at least reporting last night's tube stabbing as a 'terrorist incident' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35018789 But this passage confused me ' BBC correspondent Helena Lee said: "A number of videos have been posted, unverified, but I have seen a couple of those where we see the suspect near the ticketing hall at Leytonstone Tube station. "You see this man shouting various things and then he is surrounded by a number of police officers.' Last night, minutes after the incident the words of the attacker were being reported. Why not now by the BBC?

Putin Says That Russia Will Become ‘Organic Food Superpower’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual parliamentary address on Thursday in which he outlined plans to become the world’s healthiest and most organic superpower. “We are not only able to feed ourselves taking into account our lands, water resources – Russia is able to become the largest world supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which the Western producers have long lost, especially given the fact that demand for such products in the world market is steadily growing,” he told Russia’s parliament. Rt.com reports: On the domestic front, Putin deliver... more »

New Blogs November/December 2015

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
A few more this month than last. Keep 'em coming: 1. Cllr Andy Platt (Labour) (Twitter) 2. Jade Azim (Labour) (Twitter) 3. Look Left (Unaligned) (Twitter) 4. Matthew Pennycook MP (Labour) (Twitter) 5. Michelle McMurrie (Labour) (Twitter) 6. Steel Worker's Wife Blog (Unaligned) (Twitter) 7. tomowolade (Unaligned) (Twitter) 8. Twll Dun (Unaligned) (Twitter) If you know of any new blogs that haven't featured before then drop me a line via the comments, email, Facebook or Twitter. Please note I'm looking for blogs that have started within the last 12 months. The new blog round up a... more »

Military Photo of the Day: December 6, 2015

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Vietnam Medal of Honor Donlon - 900] Dec. 5, 1964 - The first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam is presented to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York, for his heroic action earlier in the year. - HISTORY.com

Kingdoms in Conflict

James Robison at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Amish Tragedy of 2006] JAMES ROBISON -- Charles Roberts was not an evil person, the Reverend Robert Schenck told CNN. Roberts reportedly dreamed of molesting young children, but instead he walked into an Amish school room, bound and shot little girls execution-style, then turned... more »

Obama To Give Primetime Address To The Nation Following Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
US President Barack Obama will make an unexpected and rare primetime address to the nation on Sunday outlining emergency plans to “make American safe” and defeat ISIS, following the San Bernardino shooting that left 14 people dead. Rumours are circulating that Obama will introduce a nationwide gun ban and announce the plan during his address on Sunday. On Saturday Obama declared that the United States “will not be terrorized”, after the couple behind the mass shooting were praised by ISIS militants as being “soldiers of caliphate”. On his weekly radio address, Obama said, “We are A... more »

Remarks of Ian Easton of Project 2049 Institute at FAPA Board Meeting Banquet

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 22 hours ago
Project 2049 is a strong supporter of Taiwan... *Prepared Remarks of* *Ian Easton* *Research Fellow, Project 2049 Institute* *at* *FAPA Board Meeting Banquet* *"The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Security Relations"* *Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia* *December 5, 2015* Ladies and Gentlemen, a very good evening to you all. Da-gay He! [How is everybody?] Da-gay jia-ba-bway? [Did you get enough to eat?] Wo-shee Yi Si-an. [My name is 易思安] Please allow me, first and foremost, to extend my appreciation to FAPA President Mark Kao and Dr. Gerrit van der Wees for the kind invitation... more »

Who Were The San Bernardino Shooters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* REVEALED: San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook 'had contact with Syrian al Qaeda-affiliated group AND al Shabaab in Somalia'* * WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE * Syed Farook had contacted two terror groups before killing 14 people in California on Wednesday, it has been reported * Farook contacted Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in Syria and al Shabaab in Somalia, according to an unnamed police officer * Comes after lawyers for Farook family denied attacks were terror related * Yesterday a picture emerged showing body of Farook, 28, in the street * Farook and his ... more »

Islamic State Claims San Bernardino Shooters Were 'Soldiers Of The Caliphate'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNN*:* San Bernardino shooters 'supporters' of ISIS, terror group says* (CNN)ISIS on Saturday hailed the two people who massacred 14 people in Southern California this week as "supporters" of the terror group -- a message that came after U.S. investigators said they suspect one of the shooters professed loyalty to the Islamist network. The terror group's official Iraq-based station made the declaration following Wednesday's San Bernardino shooting that also left 21 injured, but -- notable for a group quick to claim attacks -- did not say the couple were members or that ISIS was r... more »

President Obama To Address The Nation On Sunday At 20.00 EST

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the shootings in San Bernardino, California during a meeting with his national security team in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington December 3, 2015. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Time:* *President Obama to Deliver Address on Terrorism Sunday* President Obama will deliver a primetime address to the nation Sunday night on the threat of terrorism, the White House said, following last week’s killing of 14 Americans in San Bernardino and the recent attacks in Paris. According to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Obama will speak a... more »

Stressful Christmas? At Least You’re Not George Washington-- A Guest Post By James Thompson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Christmas is approaching and it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. For some, this is stressful. But cheer up! At least you’re not George Washington. That man had real problems. I’m writing this in my cluttered but comfortable office, but 239 years ago, George Washington and 3000 of his battered Continentals were huddled in makeshift encampments on the west bank of the Delaware River. Washington had ordered them to cross the river the day before to escape an approaching British army commanded by King George’s most effective general, Lord Charles Cornwallis. The wrathful Britain... more »

Hillary Voted For The Bill That Resulted In The Deepwater Horizon Spill, Bernie Voted Against It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill killed 11 workers and gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days (around 210 million gallons), the granddaddy of all marine oil spills. It may still be leaking. The oil ruined beaches in Louisiana and Florida, wrecked fishing industries and tourism, devastated wildlife populations and continues to cause serious illnesses among children along the coasts. The economic consequences were well over $100 billion. BP paid a big fine. Were there any consequences for the politicians who oversaw all this? Certainly not for Bobby Jindal, who went on... more »

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Get Rid of ISIS/L Using This One Weird Trick (Non-Intervention) No Kidding! Do Mass Killings Bother You?American Nightmare: the Depravity of Neoliberalism And no matter how rich these psychopaths become. They always see room in their investment portfolio for "taxpayer funds." Funny how that works out. Gates’ Nuclear Folly: the Breakthrough We Really Need is Fast Implementation of

VIDEO: Paris undercover police attack: Voices against corporate greenwashers COP21

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
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Zero Hedge: Cuomo Sends Investigators After Blackout Forces Shutdown Of Nuclear Reactor Near NYC

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago

(Anthropogenic) Global Warming is a scam

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
As the delegates in Paris at COP21 are trying to get an agreement for Kyoto ll, it is good to look back on Buenos Aires COP4 in November 1998 and the beginning of the Kyoto Protocol. Source: BBC Science News BBC Science posted an item under the Heading: Climate change 'is the norm' *Viewpoint * By Dr Martin Keeley Geologist, and a Visiting Professor at University College London Global warming is indeed a scam, perpetrated by scientists with vested interests, but in need of crash courses in geology, logic and the philosophy of science. It provides the media with a new scare stor... more »

Canoes 2 Paris 'A Celebration of Life' Dec. 6, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Indigenous Flotilla of Kayaks and Press Conference Demanding True Climate Solutions at COP21 By 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-up initiatives originating in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and spirituality. What: Sunday’s

Russia: Female-Only Secret Society Commited California Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) have issued a blistering report that suggests that the San Bernardino shooting was carried out by a new Islamic “women only” secret society group known as “Khawlah Division” funded by Saudi Arabia. According to the FSB, they had warned the U.S. and Thailand about impending attacks by this women-only terrorist organisation on the 27th November in a leaked memo. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Spurring the warning by the FSB to the United States, this report continues, was that this intercepted Islamic State communication activating the “Khawla... more »

San Bernardino Lawyer: “Shooting Was Faked, Like Sandy Hook”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The lawyer representing one of the alleged perpetrators of the San Bernardino shooting, Syed Farook, has told the media that he believes the official story about the shooting to be a lie. Attorney David Chesle has said that information provided by authorities, including the FBI, is false. Chesle says that like the Sandy Hook massacre, certain parts of the story don’t stand up to scrutiny. Dailymail.co.uk reports: ‘There have been suggestions that it may be something that was related to their work, that somehow he was a disgruntled employee,’ he said. ‘But it doesn’t seem plausible ... more »

The Pentagon Say They Are Preparing For Huge Civil Unrest In U.S.

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Pentagon have admitted that they are concerned that widespread civil unrest will hit U.S. streets in the very near future. The Department of Defense have begun funding universities to research the areas in society that are likely to breakdown and the risks that would come with a breakdown of society at large. Anonhq.com reports: The program costs millions of dollars, and is designed to derive “warfighter-relevant insights”. According to the Pentagon the purpose is for senior officials and decisions makes in “the defense policy community” to come up with contingency plans should... more »

China Calls For ‘New NATO’ To Provide World Army

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Chinese Foreign Ministry have called for the international community to reject NATO in favour of a new NATO-like organisation that would provide a one world army for the world. Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, told a press conference on Thursday, “We believe that NATO is a product of the Cold War …We are convinced that the international community must move away from the Cold War mentality”. Sputniknews.com reports: Hua explained that no country or group of states could secure absolute safety on their own. The spokeswoman urged the international community to create a ... more »

US Government Allowed ISIS To Emerge In Syria (video)

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. Department of Defense said in 2012 there was a possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria if the West, Turkey and Gulf allies’ opposition towards President Assad continued. In other words, the West would facilitate rise of the Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime” In 2012 there was no such thing as ISIS. Vigilant Citizen reports: Leaked Department of Defense documents prove that the U.S. purposely allowed ISIS to take hold of Syria. In my article entitled ISIS : A CIA Creation to Justify War Abroad and Repress... more »

Russia Say The U.S. Are Colluding With Turkey In Supporting ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russia have accused the U.S. of colluding with both ISIS and Turkey in the smuggling of oil into Turkey from ISIS militants in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement on Saturday, saying, “When US officials say they don’t see how the terrorists’ oil is smuggled to Turkey… it smells badly of a desire to cover up these acts“. Presstv.ir reports: “The declarations of the Pentagon and the State Department seem like a theater of the absurd,” the statement further noted, saying US authorities “watch the videos taken by its (own) drones which have recently been three times a... more »

Mysterious 25ft Foam Tsunami In India Frightens Residents

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A mysterious white foam has caused thousands of Indian residents in Bangalore to panic after what can only be described as a foam tsunami appeared on Bellandur Lake. Locals say the 25 foot tsunami wave even caught fire at one stage, with one witness saying, “It has been nearly 15 years now that the lake is covered with the thick foam. And every time it rains, the froth raises, blowing it into the air and covers the commuters every time they cross the bridge over the lake.” “But in May this year, we witnessed the unexpected. The lake had suddenly caught fire and the flames went as h... more »

Ted Nugent Calls On Gun Owners To ‘Cleanse’ America Of Liberals

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NRA enthusiast Ted Nugent has issued a call to arms to all conservatives in America to grab their guns and cleanse the U.S. of liberals. Speaking with Christian patriot Alex Jones on Infowars, Nugent told Jones that he wants American conservatives to take action against the “self-inflicted curse that is Barack Obama, and the liberal Democrats”, following the latest shooting in San Bernardino, California. Addictinginfo.org reports: He argued that the reason America has been surrendered to “freedom hating” liberals is because we don’t show Old Yeller in schools. Apparently, if we did... more »

Pope Announces Money Laundering Investigation At The Vatican

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Pope Francis has announced an external audit of the Vatican’s finances in a bid to bring transparency after millions of Euro’s have gone missing. The Pope has vowed to radically overhaul the Vatican’s shady financial management, coming up against resistance from senior church officials who wish for the church to maintain tight control over its finances. Yahoo News reports: Lombardi told reporters that the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy had called on PwC, the world’s second-largest audit firm by revenue, to review the Vatican’s consolidated financial statements, which include... more »

BWorld 29, Paris COP's emission cut targets vs. energy needs

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last November 27, 2015. ---------- To fight poverty and unemployment, increased electricity supply at cheaper rates should be made available in the country, spurring growth, which creates more jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities. High poverty incidence and darkness kill people. They are more exposed to dangerous informal sector work, criminals and robbers lurking in dark corners, more prone to road accidents due to dimly-lit streets roads, more prone to fires due to frequent use of candles. Thus, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) in P... more »

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