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Thomas Paine

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Monday, December 7, 2015

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California Shooting Witness: “Three Military White Men Did It”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 minutes ago
New explosive details have emerged since Wednesday’s California shooting that bring the official narrative of what happened into massive disrepute. We know that ATF investigators recovered police issued firearms from the scene, and just days before active shooter drills had taken place near the scene of the massacre. Now details are emerging from eyewitnesses who say that “three [tall] white shooters” dressed in black military gear were seen firing assault weapons at the incident. Intellihub.com reports: The witness, Sally Abdelmageed, worked at Inland Medical Center where the atta... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
*Paying Tribute to Pearl Harbor* U.S. Marines render honors alongside Romanian soldiers to mark the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during a ceremony on Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Dec. 7, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kaitlyn V. Klein

Pamela Anderson Visits Kremlin, Meeting Putin’s Chief Of Staff

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 minutes ago
Pamela Anderson visited the Kremlin on Monday to discuss animal rights with President Putin’s chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov. During the meeting animal rights activist Anderson expressed her concern over the fate of Russian seals and the popularity of sea aquariums that house belugas, orcas and dolphins in captivity. Ctvnews.ca reports: In his opening remarks, Ivanov praised the former “Baywatch” star for an opportunity to discuss issues of conservation “in the company of beautiful women.” This is not the first time the pair has met. Ivanov said the two discussed Russian biodiversity... more »

Islamic State Is Now Inspiring And Coordinating Attacks Against The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 47 minutes ago
*New York Times*: *Recent Attacks Demonstrate Islamic State’s Ability to Both Inspire and Coordinate Terror* *Ability to Both Inspire and Coordinate Terror.* In San Bernardino, Calif., a woman posted her “bayat,” or oath of allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, on a Facebook page moments before she and her husband opened fire in a conference room, killing 14 people. The couple does not appear to have been directed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, but seems to have been inspired by the group, following instructions issued this year for supporters to a... more »

The Gun Debate, Continued

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 47 minutes ago
[image: Weapon, Rifle, M4, Gun, Ammunition, Military] There is something I forgot to mention in my Sunday column about California’s gun laws and their failure to stop the San Bernardino terrorist attack last week: I supported California’s 1989 assault weapon ban. The bill passed after a vicious... more »

President Obama’s Umpteenth Tired, Dishonest Speech on Terrorism

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 47 minutes ago
[image: Obama, San Bernardino, The President's speech] Once again, President Obama emerged from his permanent sabbatical on the war on terror to inform us, in a bizarre address from the Oval Office, that he has things firmly under control and there’s no need for us Americans to... more »

Terrorism Speech Confirms: Obama Often Wrong But Never in Doubt

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 47 minutes ago
[image: Obama, San Bernardino, The President's speech] When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. But President Obama’s speech... more »

Donald Trump Is a Racist (Part 100)

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 50 minutes ago
In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting and President Obama’s address to the nation, Donald Trump has called for banning Muslims from entering the United States. This is counterproductive racist and awful. We need a credible candidate from the Republicans in 2016, not a reality television star who is a disgrace to the nation […]

Islamic State Inspired Attacks: Six Countries, Six Attacks, At Least 525 Killed This Fall

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *NBC*: *The ISIS Trail of Death* Since October 10, ISIS and its sympathizers around the world have killed at least 525 people in six attacks in six countries outside its so-called caliphate. American counterterrorism officials say that of the six attacks, three were directed by ISIS from its territory in Syria and Iraq and another two were so-called "announcement" attacks -- local ISIS elements revealing their existence in dramatic fashion. Though one of the two people who carried out the final attack, the massacre in San Bernandino, swore allegiance ... more »

Our Sacred Maiz is our Mother poster now available

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 1 hour ago
Our Sacred Maiz is our Mother poster: http://peacesupplies.org/products/our-sacred-maiz-is-our-mother-poster/ The message of the book and poster resonates because it comes from somewhere profound… from a place of ancestors. Its message:”We are people of maíz. This is where we come from. This is what we are made of. This is who we are.” Most Indigenous peoples from maíz–based cultures instinctively understand this message. Also, for the poster, is a special trilingual message that peoples from this continent understand all too well: They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were ... more »

Dispelling the ‘Few Extremists’ Myth — The Muslim World is Overcome with Hate

National Review at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: few extremists] It is simply false to declare that jihadists represent the “tiny few extremists” who sully the reputation of an otherwise peace-loving and tolerant Muslim faith. In reality, the truth is far more troubling -- that jihadists represent the natural and... Continue reading *“Dispelling the ‘Few Extremists’ Myth — The Muslim World is Overcome with Hate”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Paradox for Alarmists: High CO2, freezing temperatures

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 2 hours ago
John Cook and his crook cronies over at *UN*Skeptical* UN*Science (SS), as had been shown before on this blog, has posted many flawed *UN*scientific explanations of "Myths." See Global Warming & Climate Change Myths (Link) Anthony Cox, Jo Nova and others have debunked SS's "myths. See (link) An interesting side note is that Cook has little regard for his native Australia, as his SS banner shows the flags of many countries, but no Australian flag to be seen. We have depicted this turning the back on the Australian Flag. SS turning away from the Australian Flag. In this post Anthon... more »

The U.S. Air Force Is Running Out Of Bombs And Missiles To Bomb The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNN:* *The U.S. is running out of bombs to drop on ISIS* Washington (CNN)The U.S. Air Force has fired off more than 20,000 missiles and bombs since the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS began 15 months ago, according to the Air Force, leading to depleted munitions stockpiles and calls to ramp up funding and weapons production. As the U.S. ramps up its campaign against the Islamist terror group in Iraq and Syria, the Air Force is now "expending munitions faster than we can replenish them," Air Force chief of staff Gen. Mark Welsh said in a statement. "B-1s have dropped bombs in ... more »

Iran Tests Another Mid-Range Ballistic Missile Defying UN Security Council Resolutions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *Iran tests another mid-range ballistic missile in breach of UN resolutions* EXCLUSIVE: Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Monday. Western intelligence says the test was held Nov. 21 near Chabahar, a port city in southeast Iran’s Balochistan province near the border with Pakistan. The launch took place from a known missile test site along the Gulf of Oman. The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a r... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "Fields of Coral"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Vangelis, "Fields of Coral" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad1wFWdmZUs

Russian Spy Admits Russia Behind London, Paris Attacks, And ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A former Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) spy has claimed that he has proof that Russia have not only infiltrated ISIS, but they are also behind the Paris attacks, the London riots, and other atrocities carried out on US soil. The explosive claims from the former FSB agent who calls himself “Yevgeniy” have allegedly been polygraphed twice, and according to the results he is telling the truth. Unian.info reports: Yevgeniy claims that radical Islamist groups are staffed with Russian agents and Moscow has a real impact on their activity. “Being guided by good intentions, human r... more »

Journalist: California Shooting Was Another US False Flag Op

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A US journalist has told Iranian state media that he believes the California shooting to be a US government false flag event, much like the 9/11 attacks. Kevin Barrett, editor of Veterans Today, discusses the inconsistencies in the San Bernardino story with Press TV: Barrett: I’m afraid that we may be seeing yet another false flag massacre like September 11, 2001, like July 7th, 2005 and like the two recent shooting attacks in Paris. It appears that all of these events and many many others are part of a program that’s called “Gladio B.” It’s a continuation of the NATO false flag ter... more »

California: Children Must Be Injected With Double Dose Of Mercury

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A health and safety law designed to protect children form harmful levels of mercury in vaccines has been scrapped in California. An exemption has been added to the California Health and Safety Code that will force parents to have their children injected with double doses of poisonous mercury in the form of flu shots. California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana S. Dooley is urging all children to receive the new mercury-enhanced vaccines: “I am granting a temporary exemption from California Health and Safety Code Section 124172 for seasonal influenza vaccine with trace...more »

236 of 237 Syrian Refugees Admitted Since Paris Attacks Are Muslims (Plus 1 Christian)

CNS News at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Syrian refugees] (CNSNews.com) -- Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 237 Syrian refugees into the United States -- 236 Sunni Muslims and one Christian (0.4 percent), according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center.... Continue reading *“236 of 237 Syrian Refugees Admitted Since Paris Attacks Are Muslims (Plus 1 Christian)”* at *cnsnews.com*.

IRS Proposes Churches, Other Nonprofits Get Social Security Numbers from Donors

Fox News at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: social security numbers] An Obama administration proposal to have some nonprofit charities report the Social Security numbers of donors giving at least $250 in one year is raising concerns about security, government overreach and another episode of IRS targeting. "There’s a big caution here. There’s a big... Continue reading *“IRS Proposes Churches, Other Nonprofits Get Social Security Numbers from Donors”* at *foxnews.com*.

New Orleans, Dec. 12: Art for Rights / Write for Rights, Amnesty Intl. event with Robert King and BMike

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 3 hours ago
Join Amnesty International USA in New Orleans on December 12, from 10am to 6pm, to celebrate art, human rights and international solidarity. As part of the organization’s annual “Write for Rights” campaign, Amnesty International USA is partnering with New Orleans native, Brandan “BMike” Odums to host an “Art for Rights” pop-up exhibition at Studio Be, 2925-2999 Royal Street in New Orleans. Attendees will not only have the opportunity to write letters on behalf of prisoners and human rights defenders from around the world, they will witness the creation of 12 different murals honor... more »

What Really Matters?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Zen Gardener* - It’s amazing how the big questions in life are pushed to the end of the line. The post What Really Matters? appeared first on Waking Times.

The New Age Infiltration Of Alternative Media (Video)

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Is it possible that alternative media has been infiltrated with New Age agents whose aim is to help usher in a New World Order? This film by Keith Thompson looks at the agents that have been put in place to infiltrate the “Anti-NWO” truth movement in alternative media. [SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] The Founding of the New Age Movement (Age of Aquarius) can be traced back to the 19th Century to a group known as the Theosophical Society. This group had a huge influence on the beliefs behind the Thule Society in the 1920’s, who’s members believes they were on their fifth stage of spiritual r... more »

If A Republican Wins, Can He Move Backwards On Climate? Mike Bloomberg Isn't Worried

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
As far as I can tell, billionaire and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg contributes to mainstream Republicans and right-of-center Democrats. Sometimes he writes checks directly to the candidates-- as he did for conservaDem and Steve Israel squeeze Anna Throne-Holst ($5,400) June 30, who's running as a Democrat-- though she isn't one-- against Republican Lee Zeldin out in Suffolk County. And, as he's done for Joe Crowley, until recently the head of the pro-Wall Street New Dems (also $5,400) and for Republican-turned Blue Dog Brad Ashford, but most of his campaign contributi... more »

Oval Office Address, RIP?

Politico at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Oval Office address] By speaking from a podium, President Barack Obama may have made his last stand for the Oval Office speech on Sunday night. It's never been the president's best stage as a communicator, White House aides acknowledge, which may be why... Continue reading *“Oval Office Address, RIP?”* at *politico.com*.

Conservative Titans Meet to Discuss 2016 Endorsement

National Review at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: conservative] National Review has learned that Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and an influential evangelical activist, has convened a core group of prominent conservative leaders to discuss -- and possibly vote on -- whether to endorse a Republican presidential... Continue reading *“Conservative Titans Meet to Discuss 2016 Endorsement”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Rubio Rises in New Hampshire

The Hill at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: New Hampshire] Marco Rubio is on the move in New Hampshire, edging up to second place in almost all recent polls of the crucial primary state. Of the five significant surveys undertaken in New Hampshire since the middle of last month --... Continue reading *“Rubio Rises in New Hampshire”* at *thehill.com*.

5 Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain

Waking Times at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Justin Faerman *- All of the exercises outlined here have been proven to shift brainwave patterns and improve trans-hemispheric communication in the brain. The post 5 Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain appeared first on Waking Times.

The Battle In The Air Over Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*From james@wpc* *You really need to read the entire piece- I am posting excerpts * *Excerpt 1: * It has been a week since I predicted that the Russian and Syrian governments would formally declare a 'No-Fly Zone' over all of Syrian territory and thus making it crystal clear that any flight that does not have the permission of the Syrian government will be declared an act of war against the Syrian people. It didn't happen. At least not in the form I predicted (and hoped for). True, al-Assad has said in interviews that over flights without consent of the Syrian government are a bre... more »

PKK Burns 16th Century Fatih Pasa Mosque in Diyarbakir.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
DS The PKK terrorist organization* torched a centuries-old mosque in southeastern Turkey on Monday* in the latest instance of deadly violence in the region, which is now *targeting cultural heritage sites.* *Targeting cultural heritage sites? Where have I read & heard of that previously? Why yes KurdIShIS in Syria has done just that- Erasing Shia, Christian and Assyrian history in particularyu.....* *The 16th century mosque in the Sur district was the target of an attack in the early hours on Monday by terrorists armed with homemade explosives*. *As flames engulfed the building, ... more »

Donald Trump Calls For Total Ban On Muslims Entering The US

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has set out a new immigration, security, foreign and constitutional policy by calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” The apprentice politician wants to deal with multiple issues simply and simultaneously, reducing the cost of institutional bigotry while at the same time increasing the profits of political incorrectness. Gawker reports: In the statement, which was apparently emailed to reporters, Trump tosses aside “various polling data,” explaining that instinct is telling him what this count... more »

Amnesty International: How Decades Of Selling Arms To Iraq Helped To Arm The Islamic State Of Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Amnesty International: **Iraq: ‘Islamic State’ atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading* Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal that is being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria, Amnesty International said in a new report today. Drawing on expert analysis of thousands of verified videos and images, Taking Stock: The arming of Islamic State catalogues how IS fighters are us... more »

CBO: ObamaCare Will Cost America 2 Million Jobs in the Next Decade

The Hill at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Thomas the Tank Obamacare - 400] ObamaCare is expected to cost the U.S. workforce a total of 2 million jobs over the next decade, Congress's nonpartisan scorekeeper said Monday. The total workforce will shrink by just under 1 percent as a result of the new coverage... Continue reading *“CBO: ObamaCare Will Cost America 2 Million Jobs in the Next Decade”* at *thehill.com*.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Rich in star clusters and nebulae, the ancient constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga) rides high in northern winter night skies. Composed from narrow and broadband filter data and spanning nearly 8 Full Moons (4 degrees) on the sky, this deep telescopic view shows off some of Auriga's celestial bounty. The field includes emission region IC 405 (top left) about 1,500 light-years distant. Also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, its red, convoluted clouds of glowing hydrogen gas are energized by hot O-type star AE Aurigae. IC 410 (top right) is significantly more distant, some 12,000... more »

"I Stand Here..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"I stand here on the Cosmic Uroboros, midway between the largest and smallest things in the universe. I can trace my lineage back fourteen billion years through generations of stars. My atoms were created in stars, blown out in stellar winds or massive explosions, and soared for millions of years through space to become part of a newly forming solar system- my solar system. And back before those creator stars, there was a time when the particles that at this very moment make up my body and brain were mixing in an amorphous cloud of dark matter and quarks. Intimately woven into me a... more »

Chet Raymo, “Mortal Soul: The Great Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Mortal Soul: The Great Silence”* by Chet Raymo “If there is one word that should not be uttered, it is the name of- no, I will not say it. Any name diminishes. In the face of whatever it is that is most mysterious, most holy, we are properly silent. It is appropriate, I think, to praise the creation, to make a joyful noise of thanksgiving for the sensate world. But praising the Creator is another thing altogether. When we make a big racket on His behalf we are more than likely addressing an idol in our own image. What was it that Pico Iyer said? "Silence is the tribute that we pa... more »

"Taking Time for Yourself: Sustenance for the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Taking Time for Yourself: Sustenance for the Soul"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Making time for the activities that contribute to your spiritual growth has little to do with being selfish. Modern life compels us to rush. Because we feel pressured to make the most of our time each day, the activities that sustain us, rejuvenate us, and help us evolve are often the first to be sacrificed when we are in a hurry or faced with a new obligation. It is important we remember that there is more to life than achieving success, making money, and even caring for others. Your spiritual ... more »

"By Our Lives..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong whi... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg:* *Obama Had to Give That Futile Speech* My instant reaction to Barack Obama's Sunday-night speech on the San Bernardino attack, Islamic State and terrorism: BHO speech: Fulfilled norm that presidents give big speeches; will not violate reality that speeches don't change policy or public opinion. — Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) December 7, 2015 In other words, I focused on the institutional aspects of presidential speeches. (For analysis of Obama's substance and style, see Slate’s Fred Kaplan, the Atlantic’s James Fallows and Vox’s Matt Yglesias.) M... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Silver City, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Paulo Coelho, "Time Shifting- Slow Down For a Better Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Time Shifting- Slow Down For a Better Life"* by Paulo Coelho "Time is not a measure: but rather a quality. When we look at the past we are not rewinding a tape but remembering a gift of our passage on Earth. Time is not measured like a road is measured, since we take gigantic leaps backwards (memories) and forwards (projects). Consider the following: Managing is not living: “Time is money” is nonsense. We have to be aware of each moment and know how to take advantage of each single moment in what we are doing (with love) or in just contemplating life. A day has 24 hours and an i... more »

The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Human Seasons"* "Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings He furleth close; contented so to look On mists in idleness—to let fair things Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook. He has his Winter too of pale misfeature, Or else he would forego his mortal nature.... more »

"When All Others Have Deserted Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away- the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us- is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.” - Charles Dickens

US Attack Russian Spies Who Uncover Secret ISIS Base In Tennessee

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The US military have conducted an airstrike in the Levant War Zone in a compound that houses elite Russian Special Forces who had discovered a secret CIA project that funnels top ISIS leaders from the Middle East to Tennessee, USA. Four US warplanes launched nine missiles at the base on Sunday evening, killing three and injuring thirteen. Russia say the attacks from the Obama regime were over fears that Federation forces had uncovered a top secret plot that involved the CIA smuggling ISIS leaders to a “commune/training” compound in the heart of America named “Islamville”. Whatdoesit... more »

BBC Caught Colluding With CIA In Fake Syrian 2013 Chemical Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Conclusive proof exists that the BBC in complicity with the CIA helped stage chemical attacks in Syria in 2013 in order to push for a war with Syria and Russia. The US were caught with Ukraine and Turkey, smuggling sarin gas into Syria in order to use it on Syrian civilians. One reporter working for Iranian state media, Serena Shim, was murdered by Turkish intelligence after she caught them transiting the Syrian border from Turkey with WMDs. Veteranstoday.com reports: Now Russia Today brings us conclusive proof that Britain and the United States tried to push for a war with Syria a... more »

Scientific Link Found Between Low IQ And Bullshit Internet Memes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A new study has found that people who have a low intelligence are more likely to believe in “pseudo-profound bullshit” (their words, not ours), and that includes liking and sharing inane meaningless unproven memes on social media. While the report criticises what it terms “conspiracy theories”, it acknowledges that pseudo-profound bullshit are statements that make very little sense in the real world, and have no basis in science. Unfortunately, the conspiracy arena seems to be more saturated with this kind of nonsense than any other. Sciencealert.com reports: It probably comes as n... more »

Wikileaks: Erdogan Ordered Shoot Down Of Russian Su-24 Warplane

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Erdogan personally ordered the shooting down of the Russian Su-24 warplane, some 6 weeks prior to the incident, according to a famous Turkish whistleblower Fuat Avni. WikiLeaks retweeted an article that mentions the exposé by Avni, asking “Did Turkish ‘deep throat’ reveal Russian jet shootdown plan six weeks ago?” On 10 Oct–six weeks before Russian jet shootdown, Turkish ‘deep throat’ tweeted future shootdown is #Erdogan plan https://t.co/0Q9PIGatj2 — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 5, 2015 According to the information WikiLeaks shared on twitter, the shooting... more »

Germany Warns Saudi Arabia They Must Cease Supporting ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Germany has issued a scathing public warning to Saudi Arabia, saying that the country’s leaders must stop continuing to support terrorist organisations such as ISIS. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel publicly warned the Saudi government that they must cease financing ISIS, telling Sonntag newspaper, “We have to make clear to the Saudis that the time of looking away is over,” Rt.com reports: “Wahhabi mosques all over the world are financed by Saudi Arabia. Many Islamists who are a threat to public safety come from these communities in Germany.” Wahhabism is a strict version of S... more »

President Putin Shortlisted For TIME Magazine Person Of The Year

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
TIME magazine have included Russian President Vladimir Putin in its shortlist for contenders for the TIME magazine 2015 Person of the Year award. Charismatic Putin is a favourite amongst Americans due to his stance against ISIS, and according to TIME, the Russian leader plays “a critical but precarious role” in its battle against ISIS militants in Syria. Sputniknews.com reports: Among the final eight contenders are German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as well as Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the Daesh leader. The shortlist also includes 2016 Presidential Candi...more »

Iraqi Military On High Alert For Likely Confrontation With Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Iraqi’s military are on high alert after Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi ordered the country’s air force to be prepared to take action if Turkish troops fail to withdraw from Northern Iraq. The alert comes after the Ankara government ignored requests from Baghdad to remove its 150 soldiers from Northern Iraq on Friday. Farsnews.com reports: Turkey claims that its forces that are deployed near the city of Mosul are tasked with training Peshmerga, which has been involved in the fight against Daesh, also known as ISIL. Ankara has not received or even asked Baghdad’s permission for disp... more »

As we shift - Light the Way with 12 Phrases

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
These are heady times. We are coming into our own. Actualizing the fullness of our potential. At least in our minds. Yet, what about the rest of it? How do we pull what we know is true, into our every day? We did not learn this from our parents. We were not taught this in our schools. We have seen no demonstrations of it on television, tablet or you tube. The possibility of magic exists only in fairy tales and children’s shows. Arenas of the child, not places for grownups. Yet, if you consider some definitions and synonyms – springing straight from some very adult source... more »

Dec. 7: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#search/Theriault/15178964e6f5eec8

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
The site above was forwarded to me by a reader. It looks like a site well worth reading - for its message, and for the way it's presented. The creator, Charles Theriault, is a promising young lad born in Moncton. ______________________________________________________________ There's nothing of any substance in the news. Yemen, as usual, isn't even mentioned, though word is that the Saudis are in retreat. However, their cutting off of food to that country means that people have started to die of starvation - and a major part of the population could be dead within weeks. The editorial ... more »

America's Creeping War in Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 5 hours ago
*December 8, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A string of recent provocations against both Russia and Syria are meant to look like isolated incidents, but in fact constitute incremental "mission creep" into what may become full-scale US intervention in Syria. *The Background * It was clear in 2011 that the United States sought regime change in Syria, just as it did in Libya. It was clear that it had backed heavily armed sectarian extremists to carry out this regime change. What wasn't clear, at least apparently to US policymakers, was the resolve the Syrian government, the Syrian ... more »

UFO caught on security camera - Kent UK 1998

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Mexico City UFO footage - 1997

Space Baby

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Rare Space Being Abduction Testimonies

UK Votes To Ban Trump From Entering Britain Over Hate Speech

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
MP’s in the UK could soon be forced to review a petition calling for U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to be banned from entering Britain on the basis that he violated Britain’s hate speech laws. Parliament may have to decide whether to officially respond to a petition started by Suzanne Kelly from Aberdeen, if signatures reach 100,000. Rawstory.com reports: This is not Kelly’s first run-in with the real estate tycoon. She led a 2013 effort to block Trump’s proposed construction on “the greatest golf course in the world” at Scotland’s historic Menie Estate. Kelly raised seri... more »

Report Suggests UK Should Give Parliament Seats to Imams to Reflect De-Christianized Society

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Parliament of the United Kingdom, British Parliament] A panel on religion in the United Kingdom calls for public life to be systematically de-Christianized to make way for other beliefs, including slotted seats for imams and rabbis in the upper house of the parliament. The Commission on Religion And Belief... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Trump Calls for ‘Complete Shutdown’ on Muslims Entering US

Fox News at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Muslims entering] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," touching off an outraged response from his rivals for the nomination and Muslim groups. The proposed ban would stand “until our... Continue reading *“Trump Calls for ‘Complete Shutdown’ on Muslims Entering US”* at *foxnews.com*.

Fox News Suspends Two Commentators for Profanity While Criticizing Obama

CNN at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Fox News commentators - 400] Ralph Peters, a Fox News “strategic analyst,” called the president a “total pu—” who “doesn’t want to hurt our enemies.” A couple of hours later Stacey Dash, a Fox contributor, said the president “didn’t give a sh–” about Sunday night’s... Continue reading *“Fox News Suspends Two Commentators for Profanity While Criticizing Obama”* at *money.cnn.com*.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Sean Payton compares officials to high school crew ~Larry Brown, Yard Barker *

The Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"Who will save us from Western Civilisation?"* - Georg Lukacs "Degenerate Art" I. The Frankfurt School: Bolshevik Intelligentsia The single, most important organizational component of this conspiracy was a Communist thinktank called the Institute for Social Research (I.S.R.), but popularly known as the Frankfurt School. In the heady days immediately after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, it was widely believed that proletarian revolution would momentarily sweep out of the Urals into Europe and, ultimately, North America. It did not; the only two attempts at workers' gover... more »

The Real Syria Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

Rand Paul: NSA Phone-Snooping Program Didn’t Prevent Any Attacks

The Washington Times at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Rand Paul2 - 400] Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Monday that the NSA's phone-snooping program didn't catch any terrorists or prevent any attacks, breaking from several of his 2016 GOP presidential rivals, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who have described the program as an... Continue reading *“Rand Paul: NSA Phone-Snooping Program Didn’t Prevent Any Attacks”* at *washingtontimes.com*.

An Insider’s Look at the Refugee Screening Process

Conservative Review at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: screening process] Last Wednesday's horrific shooting at a Christmas party at the San Bernardino County Public Health Department resulted in the killing of 14 people, injuring 21 others and is reigniting the political debate over immigration and Syrian refugees. The lead suspects... Continue reading *“An Insider’s Look at the Refugee Screening Process”* at *conservativereview.com*.

NASA To Provide TV Coverage For Next Space Station Crew Launch

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
NASA will provide Television coverage of the launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, carrying the next three crew members of the International Space Station on Tuesday, Dec. 15. NASA reports: NASA Television will provide full coverage of the launch beginning at 5 a.m. EST. Astronauts Tim Kopra of NASA and Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:03 a.m. (5:03 p.m. Baikonur time) for a six-month stay on the orbital complex. The three will travel in a Soy... more »

World News Briefs -- December 7, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Venezuela election: Opposition 'wins two-thirds majority'* The leader of Venezuela's opposition has claimed it has won a critical two-thirds majority in Sunday's election. Henrique Capriles said the alliance won at least 112 seats in Congress. If confirmed, this would allow the opposition to make sweeping changes to legislation and appointments made under the current Socialist government. President Nicolas Maduro earlier admitted defeat - the worst for the movement founded by late leader Hugo Chavez in 1999. The National Electoral Council has already announced that the opp... more »

October Surprise 1956 : Cry Hungary

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"The mob rage was primeval, primitive and brutal. It was the closest that the uprising came to an anti-Semitic pogrom, as the largely Jewish ÁVH officials were mercilessly winkled out of the boltholes where they fled." * *- David Irving* *"He watched in horror from the windows of his embassy as officers of the hated Hungarian security service were strung up from lampposts. Andropov remained haunted for the rest of his life by the speed with which an apparently all-powerful Communist one-party state had begun to topple. When other Communist regimes later seemed at risk – in Prag... more »

Indigenous and Frontline Women Leaders: Forest Protection and Renewable Energy at COP21

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2015 Contact: Emily Arasim, Communications Coordinator Women's Earth and Climate Action Network +1 (505) 920-0153 (text only in France) emily@wecaninternational.org Indigenous and Frontline Women Leaders to Present Solutions for Forest Protection

British Columbia, The Land of Make Believe

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 7 hours ago
*Follow me, don`t follow me...* *I`ve got my spine, I`ve got my orange crush...* *Collar me, don`t collar me..* *I`ve got my spine, I`ve got my orange crush..* So insipid, so subtle, so completely the machine devours all who dare to stand in its way, *message control*, mind control, today`s message is all that matters, contrary facts be damned.. History, a fascinating topic, archeologists, geologists and scientists dig grave sites, check tree rings, dig into mountains and dive headlong into our deepest oceans looking for clues as to what happened long ago, as in millions and ev... more »

A Revealing Question! Do You Think This Is A Circle?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Psychology expert Ben Ambridge has devised a test to establish your personality trait and ideological standing using a so called circle. The test will reveal truths about yourself that may be hard to accept. You might think that you are a liberal with benevolent tendencies towards the underprivileged, whereas the test might show that the opposite holds true and that you are actually a strict disciplinarian with conservative values. Do you think the above shape is a circle? The Guardian reports: Here’s a simple question that can tell us an awful lot about you. Is this a circle? If y... more »

‘Own it!’ Terrorism is an Islamic Issue, Say Some Muslims

Religion News Service at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Muslim panelists - 400] WASHINGTON (RNS) While details are still unfolding as to why a California Muslim couple turned to murder, Muslims in the West must step up and admit terrorism is rooted in extremist Islam, said four Muslim panelists speaking at a conservative... Continue reading *“‘Own it!’ Terrorism is an Islamic Issue, Say Some Muslims”* at *religionnews.com*.

Prayer Shaming and San Bernardino

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: prayer] JOHN STONESTREET (Breakpoint Radio) -- As I record this on the Friday after the horrific San Bernardino massacre that claimed at least 14 lives, authorities have all but pieced together the motives of the married couple who perpetrated the act of... more »

ISIS Has Targeted Refugee Program to Enter US, Homeland Security Chairman Says

The Hill at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: refugee program] Intelligence officials have determined that Islamic extremists have explored using the refugee program to enter the United States, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee said on Monday. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) declined to go into detail about the... Continue reading *“ISIS Has Targeted Refugee Program to Enter US, Homeland Security Chairman Says”* at *thehill.com*.

Beijing Shuts Down As First Ever Smog ‘Red Alert’ Issued

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Chinese capital has issued its first ever “red alert” over the city’s smog, with Beijing going into shutdown in an attempt to protect people from the toxic air. It is the first time ever that the highest possible state of alert has been declared in the city, which has over 21 million residents. The Independent reports: The warning means schools will have to close down and construction and other industry in the capital will be limited. Smog levels are actually lower than they have been in recent weeks. But authorities expect an extreme amount of pollution over the coming days, ... more »

Iran To Send Fighter Jets To Join Aerial Campaign In Syria Alongside Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Iran's Sukhoi Su 24. Wikimedia commons *IBTimes*: *Israel sits tight as Iranian jets join aerial campaign in Syria alongside Russia* Reports of Iranian fighter jets arriving in Syria as part of the Russian campaign in the country have as yet not elicited any official response from Israel. However, that Israel is aware of and possibly concerned over the development was noticeable in the response o fMaj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, former national security adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and now a senior fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, who said ... more »

We Need Privacy From Big Brother, Not Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush And Chris Christie Sprying On Us

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Several of the GOP's Deep Bench were on the network gasbag shows yesterday advocating doing away with whatever small amount of constitutional authority to prevent domestic spying on American citizens is still left. After all, they argued passionately, we're in mortal danger from evil Eurasia, I mean evil Eastasia... oops... no, no... ISIL or ISIS. Marco Rubio's or Chris Christie's Ingsoc will protect Airstrip One if we just give them the power to read our e-mails and listen to our phone calls. Is it possible these Republicans don't listen when Rand Paul (R-KY) and Justin Amash (R-... more »

Product Review: Daich SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*as I said in my first post about this product - outstanding.* Back in October, *I refinished my kitchen counters using the Daich SpreadStone Mineral Select.* I was so impressed that I ordered the Spread Stone™ *Mineral Select™ Countertop Refinishing Kit* in a beige color called Coriander Cream to redo the top of my dining room table and buffet. Both are painted with latex paint, but, sad to say, it doesn't hold up well on the tops. My original plan was to stain the tops with a dark wood color and paint the rest. I'm too impatient to get good results with home staining, so the t... more »

A Fusion Powered Energy Grid Could Be A Reality By 2030

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
As world powers struggle to control climate change and negotiate a framework for reducing carbon emissions, a UK company has announced that it’s just five years away from achieving “reactor relevant” fusion. Fusion is how stars produce energy NBC News explains: It occurs when the nuclei of light atoms, such as hydrogen, are fused together under extreme pressure and heat. Tokamak Energy, from Oxfordshire, believes that the third version of their compact, spherical tokamak reactor will be able to reach temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius by 2020. That’s seven times hotter than... more »

CURMUDGUCATION: Guest Post: No Excuse, Deceptive Metrics and Schoo...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
CURMUDGUCATION: Guest Post: No Excuse, Deceptive Metrics and Schoo...: Emily Kaplan is an elementary school teacher in the Boston area. She's currently teaching in a public school, but her previous experienc... more »

Most Evangelicals See Middle East Events as a Fulfillment of Prophecy, But How Many Believe the End Times are Near?

The Blaze at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: end times - 400] A new survey found that the vast majority of evangelical Christians believe that violence across the Middle East "is a sign that the end times are nearer," according to a new survey from the Center for Middle East Policy at... Continue reading *“Most Evangelicals See Middle East Events as a Fulfillment of Prophecy, But How Many Believe the End Times are Near?”* at *theblaze.com*.

Iran Supreme Leader: 'Assad In Power Is Our Red Line In Syria'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad meets Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran February 18, 2007. *Reuters:* *Iran just issued its own ‘red line’ in Syria* A top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader on Sunday said the future of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad could only be determined by the Syrian people and this was a "red line" for Tehran. Assad's fate is a sticking point in talks between world powers aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Iran and Russia want him to stay in power until elections are held, while Western and Arab powers say he... more »

Yemen Peace Talks To Start On December 15

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*UN News Centre*: *Yemen: peace talks to start next week among warring parties, regional actors, says UN envoy* After several weeks of intensive consultations with the warring parties in Yemen, as well as with regional and international players, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country today announced that the parties have agreed to open on 15 December in Switzerland, a series of talks aimed at establishing a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire. *More News On Reports That Yemen Peace Talks Will Start On December 15* Yemen’s Government and Houthi Rebels to Start Peace Tal... more »

Russia And Turkey Now Retaliating Against Each Other's Shipping

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© AFP 2015/ BULENT KILIC *Bloomberg*: *Turkey, Russia Fallout Over Downed Warplane Deepens at Two Ports* * Russian ships released after correcting safety violations * Cargo from Turkish ships blocked at Russian Black Sea port Turkey released three of four Russian ships that it detained this month at a Black Sea port for maritime safety violations, according to data on the website of Port State Control for the Black Sea. The action at the port of Samsun came after Russia held five Turkish ships for port inspections at Novorossiysk, according to two port officials who requested anon... more »

Turkey Accuses Russia Of A 'Provocation' After A Russian Serviceman Was Photographed Brandishing A 'MANPAD' On A Ship Passing Instanbul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
This photo shared by photographer Emre Dağdeviren on his Twitter account shows Russian soldiers on board the 'Caesar Kunikov.' *Newsweek*: *Turkey Angered by Russian Serviceman Brandishing Rocket Launcher on Ship Through Istanbul* Turkey’s Foreign Minister accused Russia of a “provocation” on Sunday, after a serviceman on the deck of a Russian vessel passing through the Bosphorus Strait was pictured in the Turkish press holding a rocket launcher on his shoulder. It comes at a time when Russia and Turkey’s diplomatic relations have sunk to their lowest point in recent memory follow... more »

Repeat after me: There is NO gun show loophole...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*which anyone who has ever been to a gun show already knows. * Do the weeny libtards hear Odumbo make these idiotic statements and believe them without doing the tiniest bit of fact checking? Yes. And that's what makes them weenies. From Washington Free Beacon: However, gun shows and online sales enjoy no special carve-out or loophole. Under federal law, all sales through commercial gun dealers, known as Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), must be processed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Background Check System regardless of whether the sale was... more »

The Cumbrian Floods In Perspective

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Main Street, Cockermouth As the floods in Cumbria begin to recede, it’s time for a round up of the facts, and a bit of historical perspective. Record Rainfall? We have heard of claims that 24-hour rainfall totals at Honister Pass have broken the UK record, with […]

Climate Summit: Why We Believe Paris Proposals Doom Billions to Live in Extreme Poverty

Fox News at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: extreme poverty] We recently joined nearly 400 other climate scientists, physicists, mathematicians, economists, theologians, philosophers, and ethicists in signing An Open Letter on Climate Change to the People, their Local Representatives, the State Legislatures and Governors, the Congress, and the President of the... Continue reading *“Climate Summit: Why We Believe Paris Proposals Doom Billions to Live in Extreme Poverty”* at *foxnews.com*.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Local Assault Weapons Ban

Mark Sherman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: AR-15, assault weapon] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acting in the aftermath of the San Bernardino mass shooting, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from gun owners who challenged a Chicago suburb’s ban on assault weapons. Two conservative justices said they would have... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 9 hours ago
*Taking college classes earlier can change course of students’ lives* *The idea that minorities can benefit from college-level courses during their high school years is rather fanciful. Most of them have enough trouble handling normal High School work. Claims that such a system does work must depend on dumbed-down college courses or highly selected students. Such programs are however helpful to brighter students regardless of background. I sent my son to a major university for mathematics classes during his final High School year, which made his transition to university much e... more »

Two Industries Poised to Wipe Out Carbon Emissions Savings of Entire Nations

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Data: LSE | *Metric tonnes CO2 equivalent (click to enlarge). Note Canada's emissions in 1990, the Kyoto benchmark year, and in 2005, Obama's benchmark year.* *by Gaius Publius* The push to get nations to commit to carbon emissions savings is much in the news lately, so I'd like to take a moment to make two points. The first is in the headline to this piece. While the U.N. FCCC (Framework Convention on Climate Change, their treaty-making body) is working to get firm and sufficiently large commitments from nations to reduce their carbon emissions, nations are only part of the prob... more »

"Does Fear Lead to Fascism? A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Does Fear Lead to Fascism? * *A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror”* By John W. Whitehead “No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.” - Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist "America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other. Normally mild-mannered individuals caught up in the throes of this disease have been transformed into belligerent zealots, while others inclined to pacifism have taken to stockpi... more »

Supplemental: Tough courses first, then on to Brown!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015History happens again:* We share the old school system tie with the Washington Post's Jay Mathews. We've never met Jay, but we've always liked the cut of his jib. We admire people who went to Hillsdale High School back in the day, but refused to let the experience discourage, jade or defeat them. This morning, Jay's column concerns the alleged profusion of college courses which aren't sufficiently challenging. We can't evaluate the frequency with which such courses are offered. We'll admit that we chuckled at this: MATHEWS (12/7/15): I have spent the past... more »

Violence Continues To Decline In Iraq, Nov 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
In November 2015 attacks continued to dip in Iraq while the number of casualties was roughly the same as the previous month. These numbers reflect the fact that the Islamic State has been on the defensive for most of the year. There were 530 security incidents reported in the media during the month. That was an average of 17.6 attacks per day, the lowest of the year. That was down from 18.3 in October, 19.1 in September, 19.8 in August, 19.6 in July, and 20.7 in June. At the start of 2015 IS launched an offensive against the Kurds in northern Iraq, but after that went on the defe... more »

Poll: Cruz Surges Ahead of Trump and Carson in Iowa

The Hill at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Iowa] Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has surpassed Donald Trump and Ben Carson in Iowa, a new poll finds, giving the Texas Republican his first lead of the cycle in an early voting state. Cruz, who has been on a sharp upward... Continue reading *“Poll: Cruz Surges Ahead of Trump and Carson in Iowa”* at *thehill.com*.

National Front Breakthrough Stuns France’s Traditional Parties

Financial Times at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: National Front] A day after the far-right National Front party reinforced its claim to be France's most potent political force, the country's mainstream parties were confronted with unpalatable options to try to contain its seemingly inexorable rise eighteen months before the next... Continue reading *“National Front Breakthrough Stuns France’s Traditional Parties”* at *ft.com*.

Vatican, World Bank Partner to Launch Year of Mercy with St. Peter’s ‘Climate Change’ Light Show

Life Site News at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: St. Peter's - 400] ROME, December 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The Catholic Church, founded to shed the light of Christ on the world, has quite literally invited the world to shed its light on her. On December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception... Continue reading *“Vatican, World Bank Partner to Launch Year of Mercy with St. Peter’s ‘Climate Change’ Light Show”* at *lifesitenews.com*.

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Gerald Celente: 'War & Economic Calamity Coming'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Gerald Celente: 'War & Economic Calamity Coming'”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Top trends forecaster Gerald Celente says 2016 is going to be very rough. What’s coming right at us? Celente says, “Global recession, and it’s already happening, all they have to do is open their eyes and open their ears. Iron ore, copper, aluminum, nickel, zinc, one after another from wheat to dairy products to corn. When you look at the Bloomberg Index, it’s down to 1999 levels on average. What is that telling us? There is too much product and not enough demand. It’s the same thing with oil. The... more »

Colombia Hails What May Be The Largest Sunken Treasure Ever Found

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Columbian President Juan Manual Santos has hailed the discovery of a sunken treasure galleon that went down off Columbia’s coast more than 300 years ago. The San Jose was sunk by the English Royal Navy in 1708. It is laden with gold and silver coins and precious gems such as emeralds. The treasure is estimated to be worth 4 billion U.S. dollars. New York Post reports: At a news conference in this colonial port city, Santos said the exact location of the galleon San Jose, and how it was discovered with the help of an international team of experts, was a state secret that he’d person... more »

Turkey Will Not Withdraw Its Military Forces In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Turkey has deployed hundreds of soldiers and a number of tanks to northern Iraq without Baghdad's permission. (Reuters, file photo) *AFP*: *Turkey won't pull back troops deployed to Mosul: official* Turkey will not withdraw troops it has deployed near an area controlled by the Islamic State group, a senior Turkish official said, after Iraq ordered the immediate withdrawal of its latest contingent. Turkey deployed up to 300 soldiers to the Bashiqa area near the city of Mosul, the jihadist group's main hub in Iraq, describing it as a routine rotation in its programme of training Iraq... more »

U.S. Vice President Biden Visits Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Joe Biden Says U.S. Is Still Backing Ukraine* KIEV, Ukraine — The United States will not sacrifice Ukraine in pursuit of Russian cooperation in Syria, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. assured Ukrainian leaders on Monday, as the Obama administration tries to manage complicated diplomacy with Moscow. Opening a two-day visit to Kiev, Mr. Biden told President Petro O. Poroshenko that the United States still stands by Ukraine in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists. To make the point, Mr. Biden promised another $190 million in American aid. “The United States... more »

Gun Violence Erupts in a State of Gun Control

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: People hold candles as they attend a vigil at the San Manuel Stadium to remember those injured and killed during the shooting at the Inland Regional Center were killed on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.] There are two kinds of Americans. One sees a mass shooting -- such as the recent killings in San Bernardino, California, and Colorado Springs, Colorado -- and automatically thinks other people should not be able to buy or own guns... more »

Cartoon: ‘Climate Talks’

Henry Payne at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Payne - 120415 - Climate Talks]

Journal repels a paper on a magnetic material after authorship, funding issues

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A paper on the properties of a magnetic material is being retracted after including an author without his permission, and omitting a funding source. According to the note, the work was done in Miao Yu‘s lab at Chongqing University in China; the authors then added Yu’s name to the paper without his authorization, and neglected to list a relevant […] The post Journal repels a paper on a magnetic material after authorship, funding issues appeared first on Retraction Watch.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Clarifies Her Message On 'Hateful' Speech

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
AG Loretta Lynch (White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Politico*: *Lynch recalibrates message on hateful speech* Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims. "Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words," she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Some conservatives criticized Lynch for her comments to a Muslim civil rights group, where she lamented "the ability of ... more »

Russia's Defense Ministry Releases Another Video Of A Russian Military Jet Tracking A U.S. Drone Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Aviationist:* *Unusual footage: Russian drone films American drone over Syria* *Interesting footage released by the Russian MoD.* According to the Russian MoD, during the last few days the US-led coalition in Syria has deployed three times more drones than before with up to 50 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles often up in the air at the same time. The Russians claim that the coalition UAVs are conducting reconnaissance missions over oil fields along the Syrian-Turkish border which the terrorists allegedly use to smuggle oil into Turkey. “You realize that with the scale of video monit... more »

Mammograms Again Proven Harmful to Women and Actually May Increase Cancer Risk

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Dave Mihalovic* - There are much better and much less dangerous alternatives to mammagrams which increase the risk of cancer by as much as 30 percent. The post Mammograms Again Proven Harmful to Women and Actually May Increase Cancer Risk appeared first on Waking Times.

Then and now: The children of Angelitos find their dreams at Casita Copan

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 10 hours ago
It will soon be four years since we first met the kids living in squalor, smell and deprivation at what was then the Angelitos Felices home for abandoned children in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. We were on our first Cuso International placement and needed a side project for our weekend hours. Once we made our first visit to Angelitos, we knew we'd found it. Friends and family back home did so much to help us make life better for the children during our two-plus years in Honduras. Together we raised $30,000 for a range of projects that included new tile floors, a vastly improved water ... more »

Cartoon: ‘I Just Want to Point Out’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Ramirez - 120615 - I Just Want to Point Out]

Jimmy Carter’s Forgotten Courage on Taxpayer Funded Abortions

John Murdock at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Jimmy Carter-900] There was even more good news than usual at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia this past Sunday. The congregation's most famous Sunday School teacher, the 91 year old former President Jimmy Carter, announced he was cancer free. Meanwhile,... more »

Turkish Authorities Arrest Israeli Man For Organ Trafficking

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
An Israeli man has been arrested in Turkey suspected of organ trafficking He reportedly arrived in Istanbul to try to convince struggling and desperate Syrian refugees to sell their organs. Alternet reports: According to Turkish and Israeli media, he was making plans to perform illegal surgeries on struggling Syrian refugees in small Turkish hospitals. The alleged trafficker was identified in the Turkish media as Boris Walker, but YNet reports that the man is likely Boris Wolfman, a wanted criminal who fled Israel after being indicted for organ trafficking. Wolfman was wanted by Int... more »

U.S. Intel Report To President Obama: Islamic State Is Winning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Kevin Lamarque/Reuters *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast:* *U.S. Intel to Obama: ISIS Is Not Contained* A new report stands in stark contrast to earlier White House assurances that ISIS had been ‘contained.’ And it is already spurring changes in how the U.S. grapples with ISIS. A new U.S. intelligence report on ISIS, commissioned by the White House, predicts that the self-proclaimed Islamic State will spread worldwide and grow in numbers, unless it suffers a significant loss of territory on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials told The Daily Beast. The report stands in st... more »

Was There Anything New In President Obama's Oval Office Terrorism Speech?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Chris Hannas, VOA:* *What's New in Obama's Terror Speech?* President Barack Obama's speech Sunday on confronting the threat of terrorism was met by analysts and lawmakers with questions of what is new about his strategy. The president laid out a four-part plan to destroy the Islamic State group that included the airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, training fighters on the ground in those countries, working with allies to disrupt financing and recruiting, and seeking an end to Syria's civil war. Those elements are largely what the president announced when launching the airstrike campaig... more »

Carbon Capture Not The Answer – Met Office

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/release/archive/2015/carbon-capture Apparently not according to the Met Office! 7 December 2015 – Large scale carbon capture technology is not the answer to climate change A new study has found that the implications and costs of using carbon capture technology on a large scale, mean that reducing greenhouse gas […]

US Justice Department to Investigate Chicago Police

Don Babwin & Eric Tucker at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Chicago Police - 900] CHICAGO (AP) -- The Justice Department will investigate patterns of racial disparity in the use of force by Chicago police officers as part of a wide-ranging probe that could lead to calls for sweeping changes at one of the country’s... more »

Irish TV Presenter Becomes Overnight Hit Reporting On Storm Desmond

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
An Irish TV presenter covering Storm Desmond is now an online celebrity after her gutsy performance while reporting on the storms battering Britain and Ireland. RTE presenter Teresa Mannion’s weather report on storm Desmond battering her community is now a viral hit online. Mail Online reports: Teresa Mannion was reporting live from the seaside in Salthill in her native Galway where she was battered by Atlantic Ocean gales and heavy rain. As she gave her report to the national broadcaster RTE’s evening news programme, she looked as if she was about to be blown away by the gale as ra... more »

French Police Want To Block Tor And Forbid Free Wi-fi

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
In the wake of the Paris attacks, French police are proposing that new laws ban the use of free WiFi services and anonymous browsers such as Tor. The French government is considering extending internet powers in a way that is done in China, according to a Ministry of Interior document seen by a French newspaper. The proposals, which are part of an internal document seen by the newspaper Le Monde, could be enacted in two proposed bills, one on the State of Emergency and the other on combating counter-terrorism. Motherboard reports: Regarding the former, French law enforcement wish to ... more »

COP 21 Agrees on Draft Climate Agreement, Divisions Remain

CFACT/Craig Rucker at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: climate talks - 400] Week one of COP 21, the UN climate conference in Paris, concluded with the adoption of a draft "outcome." You can read it at CFACT.org. This was the must-have first step if the UN is to have a chance of... Continue reading *“COP 21 Agrees on Draft Climate Agreement, Divisions Remain”* at *cfact.org*.

Leaked Islamic State Documents Reveal Their Attempts To Build A State Based On Islamic Fundamentalism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The leaked Islamic State document sets out a blueprint for a building a state. The Guardian *Daily Mail:* *ISIS Inc: Extraordinary documents show terror group's masterplan for world domination* * Leaked ISIS documents have revealed an astonishing level of bureaucracy * ISIS has created departments for health, education and its economy * It reveals the effort made to turn the territory under its control into a state * An overarching administration memo reveals the need for a constitution * It also reveals three types of military camps for children and adult fighters * One of these is ... more »

World News Briefs -- December 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Joyous Venezuela opposition shatters Socialists' hegemony* Ecstatic opposition leaders vowed on Monday to use their new majority in Venezuela's legislature to free jailed opponents of the Socialist government but also said they would not move to dismantle popular welfare policies. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition won more than twice the number of National Assembly seats as the Socialists in elections on Sunday that punished President Nicolas Maduro's government for the country's deep economic and social crisis. It was the first time in 16 years the "Chavismo"... more »

Dow Chemical Punished for Lying About the Safety of New Herbicide

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
Alex Pietrowski - A new chemical herbicide is about to go on sale, even though it is dangerous. The post Dow Chemical Punished for Lying About the Safety of New Herbicide appeared first on Waking Times.

Iraq Orders Air Force Alert As Deadline Looms For Turkish Troop Withdrawal

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Iraqi Prime Minister has issued an order to the Air Force to be on alert as the deadline issued to Turkey to pull out its troops from the country, approaches. According to the Sumeriyah news channel, sources in Haider al-Abadi office said on Monday that the Iraqi premier has demanded that members of the Iraqi Air Force be ready to defend the country’s “territorial integrity and sovereignty” Press TV reports: The order came amid rising tensions between Baghdad and Ankara over the latter’s move on Friday to start the deployment of a battalion in areas close to the northern Iraqi ... more »

Stan Gordon and Kecksburg

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
As I knew would be the case, Stan Gordon has provided information about his lengthy and unparalleled research on the Kecksburg UFO crash case. For those who wish to read his take on the latest, you can find it here: http://www.stangordon.info/wp/2015/12/04/kecksburg-ufo-witness-says-object-was-not-ge-mark-2-reentry-vehicle-2/

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A U.S. fighter jet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf in this file photo. (REUTERS) *Matthew Gault, National Journal*: *This Is How America’s Special Forces Could Destroy ISIS* Washington is deploying more soldiers to fight Islamic State. On December 1, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the Pentagon would send a “specialized expeditionary targeting force” of two-hundred U.S. commandos to Iraq. According to Carter, the soldiers will “conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture ISIL leaders” and “conduct unilateral oper... more »

Obama: After telling us "who we are"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*he rushes off to the Kennedy Center Honors where he and his lovely bride (with her new nose) yuck it up.* Presented with no comment.

For Our Christian Friends, the Message of Chanukah

David Klinghoffer at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: menorah - 900] The Jewish year proceeds through its cycle of festivals and holy days, each with its unique relevance, private or public. The Sabbath, for example, a 25-hour break from electronics and automobiles, is more relevant than ever in a culture twisted... more »

Americans Stock up on Weapons After California Shooting

Reuters at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Gun Concealed Weapon - 400] ATLANTA/SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) -- At a gun range in Atlanta on Sunday, four days after the deadliest Islamic State-inspired attack on American soil, Brandon Langley practiced firing his AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle. "If people were armed, it would have changed... Continue reading *“Americans Stock up on Weapons After California Shooting”* at *news.yahoo.com*.

My life as a whistleblower: Q&A with Peter Wilmshurst

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
We’re presenting a Q&A session with Peter Wilmshurst, now a part-time consultant cardiologist who has spent decades embroiled in misconduct investigations as a whistleblower. Retraction Watch: A UK judge recently upheld two findings of dishonesty by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service against Andrew Dowson, director of headache services at King’s College Hospital and your former […] The post My life as a whistleblower: Q&A with Peter Wilmshurst appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Poll: Majority Of Americans Support Sending Ground Troops To War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN:* *Poll: Most Americans say send ground troops to fight ISIS* Washington (CNN)While President Barack Obama addressed the nation on ISIS and terrorism Sunday night, a new CNN/ORC Poll finds Americans increasingly displeased with the President's handling of terrorism and more willing to send U.S. ground troops into the fight against ISIS. For the first time in CNN/ORC polling, a majority of Americans (53%) say the U.S. should send ground troops to Iraq or Syria to fight ISIS. At the same time, 6-in-10 disapprove of the President's handling of terrorism and 68% say America's mili... more »

THREE-CARD MONTE, TRIBAL SCRIPT: Konnikova explores the lure of the con!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015Part 1—And of tribal narrative:* In a game of three-card monte, can *you* keep track of the queen? The person running the three-card game will typically have two skills. He'll be skilled at making you *think* you can do that. He'll also be skilled at making sure that you can't. It's *hard* to keep track of the queen in a game of three-card monte! It's getting to be a bit like that with our deeply flawed national discourse, where our basic topics are moving around as fast as the con man's cards. Just try to keep track of our topics! Last week, the shooting... more »

Is The White House Plan To Fight The Islamic State Working?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *The White House insists it has a plan to fight Islamic State and that it’s working* To its critics, President Obama’s strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is weak and incoherent. Even some of the staunchest U.S. allies and partners in the fight worry that the time for what they see as the administration’s incremental approach has long since passed. The White House maintains that its strategy is comprehensive and that it’s working. Sharp increases in airstrikes and Obama’s recent decision to deploy Special Operations troops, officials say, are ... more »

U.K. Security Experts Fear Drone Attack On Airliner

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Terrorists could use DRONES to down planes, warns anti-terror expert* * Defence specialist Colin Smith said unmanned aircraft endanger passengers * Officials worry that they could be flown into jet engines and take planes down * Smith also said they could be used to drag Isis banners at high-profile events * There are already near misses every week, he said - and demand is rising Terrorists may use drones to fly into the engines of passenger jets and take them down, a leading expert claimed. Defence specialist Colin Smith said drones already pose the biggest threat ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'US Canada Joint Military Operations'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Post navigation US-CANADA JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS Posted on December 7, 2015 Mohawk Nation News  Please post & distribute. MNN. Dec. 5, 2015. Imperial Tobacco initially set up the “contraband” market in the early 1990s taking advantage of our sovereignty and tax-exempt rights. Brand name “cigarets” were shipped to Buffalo and Syracuse in New York State, supposedly for sale there. No

Clinton Plans To Take US Relationship With Israel ‘To The Next Level’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says that if she is elected president next year, she will take the relationship between the United States and Israel “to the next level.” Speaking on Sunday at the Saban Forum in Washington hosted by the Brookings Institution, when asked about her first day in the White House, Clinton said: “I would extend an invitation to the Israeli prime minister to come to the United States to work towards very much strengthening and intensifying our relationship on military matters. Press TV reports: Clinton said that Iran could violate its ... more »


mollymew at Molly'sBlog - 13 hours ago
BRIEF REVIEWS - THE DESERT FATHERS It's been a long time since I have blogged, and it's time to try and get back in the swing of things. There are a couple of book reviews that I have been working on for some time, but they have fallen victim to my inborn tendency to go on and on and on and on. I'm going to try and restrict myself to short reviews of some recent things I've read, both books and articles. The discipline of brevity will hopefully be good for me. *'The Desert Fathers' by Helen Waddell. Vintage Books, New York 1998* This book is part of the 'Vintage Spiritual Classics' ... more »

‘I Got You:’ San Bernardino Victim Shielded Female Co-Worker During Shooting, Saving Her Life

The Washington Post at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Shannon Johnson - 400] Described by friends as "a protector to all of those he loved," 45-year-old Shannon Johnson wrapped his arms around his younger female co-worker when the shooting began and told her, "I got you." Johnson died in the San Bernardino massacre... Continue reading *“‘I Got You:’ San Bernardino Victim Shielded Female Co-Worker During Shooting, Saving Her Life”* at *washingtonpost.com*.


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
#YouAin'tNoMuslimBruv “That says it all” asserts David Cameron triumphantly. “Much better than the uncool hypothesis ‘nothing to do with Islam‘ that we fuddy-duddy politicians have been pushing. Only a *real* Muslim could tell it like it is.” Cameron’s gleeful reiteration of that hashtag expression is laughable when uttered in that particular #David Cameron accent. It comes across like Armstrong and Miller’s street-talking pilots. I was, like, OMG, and stuff. Yeah, we know that ‘*ain’t no*’ is accepted as slang for ‘aren’t’ or isn’t, but *literally* the double negative “ain’... more »

Judge Rules Lord Janner Unfit To Stand Trial For Sex Offences

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Lord Janner will not have to stand trial at the Old Bailey for historical sex offences, after a judge officially declared him unfit to plead today. The Labour peer and former MP is accused of 22 sexual offences dating back to the 1960s against nine alleged victims, the majority of whom were 16 or younger at the time. Four experts have agreed that Janner would be unable to participate due to Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia but he is still expected to face a ‘trial of the facts’ The Guardian reports: The decision on Monday means that there will not be a full criminal trial to hear t... more »

Germany's Air Force Not Ready To Participate In The Coalition Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Journalists stand in front of a Tornado aircraft of the Tactical Air Force Wing 51 'Immelmann' during a presentation at German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel near the German-Danish border, December 4, 2015. © REUTERS/ FABIAN BIMMER *Sputnik:* *Ready for Anti-Daesh Fight? Germany's Air Force is Collapsing* Germany might be eager to take part in the anti-Daesh efforts but some of its military capabilities are quite limited. "Germany's Air Force is in bad shape. For years, its fighter planes have fallen into disrepair due to lack of spare parts, with the number of its flyable, oper... more »

All Is Calm, All Is Fright

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
President Obama is a master of the mixed message, and last night's address to the nation was no exception. First, there were the skewed optics. Although staged in the small setting of the Oval Office, Obama forsook his desk and chair, choosing rather to stand at a podium before two completely unnecessary, auditorium-strength microphones. Instead of exuding fireside chat intimacy, Obama's purported reassurances were those of an avuncular armchair general rallying the anxious troops. It actually sounded more like a karaoke practice session conducted in the privacy of his bathroom. ... more »

President Barack Obama, Apologist for Islam

Michael Brown at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Obama Immigration order] I do not believe that President Obama is a Muslim, but I have no doubt that he reveres Islam and that he is an apologist for Islam. Is there really any question about it? I posted comments similar to this... more »

People of Minnesota welcome "Refugee" Resettlement...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*because, you know, Minnesota "nice" and all that.* It appears that a young man who came to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a “refugee” from Somalia has been linked to Syed Farook, the shooter who, along with his jihadist wife, killed 14 Americans in San Bernardino less than a week ago. *Why am I not surprised?* From WND: [...]Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler provided a key piece of information about the case, linking the San Bernardino shooters to Mohamed Hassan, a known terrorist recruiter who has been on the FBI radar screen for at least seven years. What Fox did not report, howev... more »

Publisher error removes industry conflicts in vaccine paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
An article about the use of vaccines against pertussis — also known as whooping cough — didn’t include the fact that the author has received grants and consultancy fees from three pharmaceutical companies that help make or sell the vaccines. The correction to “Pertussis in young infants: a severe vaccine-preventable disease,” published in Autopsy and Case Reports just a few […] The post Publisher error removes industry conflicts in vaccine paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Syria Calls US-led Coalition Strike Against Troops – ‘Act Of Aggression’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Syria has accused the US-led coalition of targeting one of its military camps. They called the airstrike which killed four Syrian soldiers, an ‘act of aggression’ Sixteen personnel were also injured and a number of military vehicles destroyed when warplanes fired nine missiles at the Saeqa military camp in the Deir ez Zor province. The incident is the first of its kind since the coalition started to bomb Syrian territory more than a year ago, though the US-led alliance deny it carried out the airstrike. “Syria strongly condemns the act of aggression by the US-led coalition that cont... more »

Indigenous Rights on Chopping Block of UN COP21 Paris Climate Accord

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Indigenous Rights on Chopping Block of UN COP21 Paris Climate Accord By Indigenous Environmental Network PARIS Saturday – December 5th – On Friday December 4th, Indigenous Peoples from around the globe demonstrated inside the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/COP21) convention centre at Le Bourget. The protest was carried out to highlight objections to the proposed

Why Negative Ads Against Donald Trump Haven’t Worked So Far

Bloomberg at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] If establishment Republicans think that running negative television advertisements will quell the wave of support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Midwest voters say they should think again. While waiting for Trump to arrive for a rally in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, voters who say... Continue reading *“Why Negative Ads Against Donald Trump Haven’t Worked So Far”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Russia Is Tracking U.S. F-22 Flights Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© Flickr/ Airman Magazine *Jahara 'Franky' Matisek, Defense One:* *As US Bombs ISIS, Be Wary of Moscow’s Spies* Does the USAF really need to fly F-22s where Russia can practice tracking them? The U.S.-led coalition is expected to step up anti-ISIS airstrikes in the wake of the Paris attacks, but it should do so with prudence — and not for the obvious reasons of minimizing civilian casualties or dampening perceptions of a war on Islam. The U.S. and its allies must weigh their desires to hit ISIS targets against the risk of revealing to the world heretofore-secret information about... more »

The Ultimate Tween Holiday Gift Guide

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
Between my 7-year-old daughter, Sofie and my 12-year-old sister, Amy, sometimes I feel overwhelmed walking into a store trying to pick out clothes and presents for them for Christmas. Things have changed so much since I was a kid. I used to be embarrassed by a lot of my clothes, but there just weren't tons and tons of options. Now with stores like Justice who offer both store fronts and online shopping, you can get your tween just what they want no matter where you live. This Christmas I sat down with my favorite tween and my favorite almost tween to shop at Justice and discuss th... more »

France and Germany's "Fight" Against the Islamic State

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
*December 7, 2015 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The BBC has reported that Germany will now send aircraft to join France in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Their article "German Tornado jets to help French against IS in Syria" reports: *Germany plans to deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets to help the French air campaign against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria. * *A naval frigate, satellite images and aerial refuelling will also be provided, the defence minister said.* However, it is difficult to take France and Germany's fight against IS seriously for one obvious r... more »

Darren Soto Hates Being Called Florida's ConservaDem Poster Child, But He'd Be Another Gwen Graham Or Patrick Murphy In Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
There are definitely some big changes coming due to the judicial redistricting in Florida, likely among them will be the end of House careers for several conservatives: Carlos Curbelo who finds himself in a neatly blue district and will be facing Annette Taddeo, who can probably beat him; Daniel Webster, who also finds himself in a Democratic district he can't win, certainly not in a presidential year (although he is probably going to move to FL-06 and try it win the seat Ron DeSantis is giving up; David Jolly, who took one look at the new map and decided to run for the Senate, le... more »

Syria Says 3 Soldiers Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes

ZEINA KARAM at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor used to conduct airstrikes in Syria.] BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria’s government on Monday accused the U.S.-led coalition of launching airstrikes on a Syrian army camp in the country’s east that killed three soldiers and wounded 13 and sent a protest letter to the U.N. over the... more »

Suspected Jihadis in Paris Trial Portray Themselves as Naive

NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: An unnamed defendant arrives hiding his face at Paris courthouse on December 01, 2015 for the opening of the trial of seven men accused of recruiting French jihadists and help them travel to Syria. The main defendant of the trial, Salim Benghalem, is thought to be fighting in Syria and will be judged in abstentia.] PARIS (AP) -- One said he couldn’t afford the bullets to load his gun in Syria, while another compared carrying a Kalashnikov to wearing a superhero costume. Most of the six men on trial in Paris for their alleged roles... more »

Clinton Offers New ‘Exit Tax’ on US-Foreign Company Mergers

LISA LERER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will unveil a proposal for a new “exit tax” aimed at cracking down on corporate inversions, a practice that permits U.S. companies to merge with corporations overseas to lower their tax bill. The...more »

The Tragedy of Christian Persecution

RealClearReligion/Michael Novak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Christian Persecution] If you are going to read only one book on the most massive violations of religious liberty -- happening today, even as you read this -- or you feel it’s your duty to read only one thing in solidarity with this immense... Continue reading *“The Tragedy of Christian Persecution”* at *realclearreligion.org*.

It’s Crunch Time for Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

National Review/James Capretta at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan (2)] House and Senate leaders deserve a lot of credit for putting together a bill that repeals much of Obamacare and skillfully navigating it through both chambers using the budget-reconciliation process. That's no small achievement, though President Obama is sure to... Continue reading *“It’s Crunch Time for Repealing and Replacing Obamacare”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Ottawa -- For The Moment -- Has Changed

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Allan Fotheringham claimed that Ottawa was the town that fun forgot. That was certainly true during the Harper years. Michael Harris writes: During Harper’s tenure, 24 Sussex looked more like a monastery or a morgue most nights. It was as if everyone in the house was in the basement grooming cats. Steve was not into entertaining. When he did hold court at home, you only got in if you could prove you were related to him, made regular contributions to the Conservative Party of Canada, once lived above his garage, or were accompanied by Pierre Poilievre. Former Speaker of the House ... more »

Reports: Russia To Arm Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Pavel Lisitsyn *Sputnik:* *Russia Expects Military Contracts With Iran to Be Worth ‘Billions’* Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential aide responsible for military and technical cooperation said that Russia expects military contracts with Iran to be worth “billions,” as Tehran is “highly interested” in buying Russian military equipment. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia expects military contracts with Iran to be worth “billions,” as Tehran is “highly interested” in buying Russian military equipment, Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential aide responsible for military and technical cooperati... more »

Syria Accuses U.S. Led Coalition Of An Air-Strike On An Army Camp That Killed 3 Syrian Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Syria calls US-led coalition air strike on Assad regime forces an 'act of aggression'* *But the US-led coalition denies carrying out the attack in which at least three Syrian soldiers were killed* An air strike carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria is reported to have targeted regime forces for the first time, killing at least three soldiers and destroying a number of vehicles. The Syrian government said four warplanes bombed its Saega military camp in Deir al-Zor province, describing it as an "act of aggression" by coalition forces. According to the S... more »

UFOs Over Poland: The Land of High Strangeness

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
It isn't often that one gets the opportunity to review a book - it's always an honor, especially when it is from an esteemed friend and colleague. *Piotr Celebias*'s *UFOs Over Poland: The Land of High Strangeness* takes the reader through a journey across the landscape of a country we don't immediately associate with ufology or the paranormal. It is also true that our knowledge of the paranormal in Eastern Europe is limited to a few articles in Flying Saucer Review, *Paul Stonehill*'s work on Soviet-era ufology, *Jacques Vallée*'s "UFO Samisdat" about the Voronezh incident in Rus... more »

COP21 Paris quiet about coal-fired power plants poisoning Navajos and the world

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Navajo Generating Station on Navajo Nation at Page, Arizona, poisoning Navajos and emitting the brown haze over the Grand Canyon By Brenda Norrell Censored News COP21 in Paris is very quiet about coal-fired power plants poisoning the world.  Navajos remain poisoned by Peabody Coal and the Navajo Generating Station, while Phoenix and Tucson reap the benefits of electricity. "The Navajo

Ambassador Morgenthau and the Armenian Question

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*"...Greatly discouraged at the amount of outright opposition and the tremendous indifference to the war, as well as by the lack of enthusiasm among the mass of those who are supporting the war...* *I am considering writing a book in which I would lay bare, not only Germany's permeation of Turkey and the Balkans, but that system as it appears in every country of the world. For in Turkey we see the evil spirit of Germany at its worst - culminating at last in the greatest crime of all ages, the horrible massacre of helpless Armenians and Syrians. This particular detail of the story... more »

The Six Ingredients of Trump’s ‘Hostile Takeover Playbook’

Frank Gregorsky at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] How many political insiders do you know who are opposed to Barack Obama and his nefarious works -- IRS abuses, corporate bribes, climate fantasies, bailouts for Iran, importing saboteurs -- yet save their peak agitation for Donald Trump, a presidential... more »

Intelligence Report Commissioned by White House Says ISIS Not Contained

Fox News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Officials ISIS] A new intelligence report commissioned by the White House says that the ISIS terror group will grow in numbers and territory unless it suffers significant losses in Iraq and Syria. The findings sharply contradict previous statements by President Obama and... Continue reading *“Intelligence Report Commissioned by White House Says ISIS Not Contained”* at *foxnews.com*.

Iraq Issues Ultimatum To Turkey To Withdraw Its Military Forces That Are Deployed Near Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Turkey to stop sending soldiers to Iraq after Baghdad protests* Turkey said on Sunday it would halt further transfers of troops to an area near the Islamic State-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul after Baghdad threatened to appeal to the United Nations to force Turkey to withdraw its soldiers. Turkey deployed hundreds of forces to a camp in the Bashiqa region of northern Iraq on Thursday, calling it a routine rotation to train Iraqis to retake Mosul from Islamic State, which captured Iraq's second-largest city in 2014. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his countr... more »

"ISIS" is Grand Orient Freemasonry

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*Loge Bonaparte, Paris 1811* *Ebla Lodge No.1, Syria* *Prince Murat Lodge No.1, Turkey* *Freemasonry in Egypt* Freemasonry first appeared in Egypt in around 1798, introduced by French Masons in Napoleon’s conquering armies. We do not know if Napoleon was a Freemason but he certainly used the Craft to befriend the people by first showing every respect for their religion and then mixing with them socially in an international brotherhood. *He wasted no time in flooding the country with circulars about respecting the Moslem religion and in founding the Isis Lodge*, into which several e... more »

Musical Interlude: Dougie Maclean & Trevor Jones, "The Last of the Mohicans"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Dougie Maclean & Trevor Jones, "The Last of the Mohicans" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RngJSy4kfck

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Loving Touch”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Deuter, “Loving Touch” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo3YZkI0MBo

Kerry Angers Israel with Talk of ‘Binational State’

The Hill at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: netanyahu_kerry101615] Secretary of State John Kerry caused consternation in Israel when he said the nation threatens to implode if a two-state solution is not reached with Palestinians, drawing the ire of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Israel will not be a binational... Continue reading *“Kerry Angers Israel with Talk of ‘Binational State’”* at *thehill.com*.

Bernie Sanders Unveils Plan for Carbon Tax

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is rolling out a plan to slow the effect of climate change, vowing to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The Democratic presidential candidate said in a proposal released on... more »

Doctors: Latest Brain Scan Is Good News for Jimmy Carter

KATHLEEN FOODY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Jimmy Carter] ATLANTA (AP) -- A recent MRI showing no cancer on Jimmy Carter’s brain is “very positive” news for the former president but will not end his medical treatment, doctors said. Carter, 91, announced Sunday that doctors found no evidence of... more »

Trump Turns to General Election Mode

Politico at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Trump] DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Donald Trump is over the Republican primary and he's ready for the main event. With new polls reaffirming his dominance and Ben Carson's decline, Trump is showing less interest in recent days in his Republican rivals and... Continue reading *“Trump Turns to General Election Mode”* at *politico.com*.

Will Wrongdoers at VA Ever Be Held Accountable?

The Washington Post at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: From the Washington Post. Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press] House lawmakers plan to press top Veterans Affairs officials this week to explain why, after a series of scandals, they have had limited success holding employees accountable for misconduct. At a hearing Wednesday, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs says it... Continue reading *“Will Wrongdoers at VA Ever Be Held Accountable?”* at *washingtonpost.com*.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Skeptic-abuser Lewandowski is just one symptom of a wider malaise among psychologists* At the back of a small room at Coogee Beach, Sydney, I sat watching as a psychologist I had never heard of paced the room gesticulating. His voice was loud. Over six feet tall, his presence was imposing. It was Lee Jussim. He had come to the Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology to talk about left-wing bias in social psychology. Left-wing bias, he said, was undermining his field. Graduate students were entering the field in order to change the world rather than discover truths. Because of this... more »

San Bernardino County to Reopen for Business after Attacks

AMY TAXIN & BRIAN SKOLOFF at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: People hold candles as they attend a vigil at the San Manuel Stadium to remember those injured and killed during the shooting at the Inland Regional Center were killed on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.] SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of employees of San Bernardino County are preparing to return to work Monday, five days after a county restaurant inspector and his wife opened fire on a gathering of his co-workers, killing 14 people... more »

The Green House, by Claude Megson, 1978

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
[image: image] Any architect can make a fair fist of impressing with a rich and expensive palate. What architect Claude Megson was very good at was using fairly standard inexpensive materials to create spaces of almost inexpressible delight—the sort that’s sometimes hard to capture through a lens, but that you can feel as soon an you enter his spaces, and delight in even more as you live in them over many years and discover all their many intricacies: the way spaces flow into each other; the links created to the grounds and wider landscape; the vistas through, within (and without)... more »

Record Rainfall At Honister?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/uk_national_news/14126986.24_hour_rainfall_record_expected_as_flooding_prompts_major_incident_in_Cumbria/?ref=rss There are a number of reports floating around that Storm Desmond has brought a 24-hour rainfall record, for instance; The Government is expected to confirm a UK record in rainfall over 24 hours following the storm that submerged parts north of the country in floods this weekend. Following […]


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 18 hours ago
*Nick Underhill's analysis for Saints loss* *Kent ‘Frenchy’ Brouillette, New Orleans mob figure, found stabbed to death in home ~N.O. Advocate*

Taiwan 2016 is up and running at China Pol Institute at U of Nottingham

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
[image: IMG_0403] *Hmmm... who should I vote for?* It's out! Taiwan 2016 blog on the Taiwan elections at the China Policy Institute is up and running. Should be another round of rich, wonderful commentary. Dr. Jon Sullivan of the U of Nottingham, founder and overseer of the blog, writes: The Taiwan 2016 blog, in association with the Taiwan Studies Program at the University of Nottingham, is a platform for scholarly analysis and commentary about Taiwan and the elections. The blog privileges no political position, but aims to provide a space in which various perspectives and insights... more »

The Soul Defined - The Wisdom Of Peter Deunov

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
"Blue Ice" by Alex BernasconiTHE SOUL The separation of the human soul from God is one of the most sublime moments in Creation. This separation is known in the world of the angels as the dawning of the human soul. The soul emerges from its initial source like a Divine ray, and enters into the boundless universe to do the work which is in store for it. The soul is eternal. It is eternal just as God is eternal. But, while God is absolutely unchangeable, the soul is constantly changing, and thus it develops and acquires new qualities. Human souls live and move in God. They exist within Hi... more »

(JC Says Cancer Gone)  Obama's Credibility Crisis  (Whitewashing Militarism, Vietnam-War Edition)  American Nightmare: the Depravity of Neoliberalism (Equality in America:  Fish that Rots from the Head)

You can't get much better personal information than this, can you? I'd love to see JC back on the trail of world peace. And on a personal note, I feel like we all should alert every cancer survivor we know. I know I have. Jimmy Carter Says Cancer Gone Obama's Credibility CrisisBy Robert Parry, Consortium News06 December 15[Inside Official Washington’s bubble, the Important People believe

California Shooter Reportedly Attended High-Profile Religious Seminary for Women

Yahoo! News at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: tashfeen_malik_revised float_jc_151204_12x5_1600-640x480 copy__1449274264_173.71.16.53] Multan (Pakistan) (AFP) – The woman who with her husband shot dead 14 people in California last week attended one of Pakistan’s most high-profile religious seminaries for women, a teacher at the madrassa told AFP Monday. Tashfeen Malik, 29, studied... Continue reading *“California Shooter Reportedly Attended High-Profile Religious Seminary for Women”* at *news.yahoo.com*.

KMT Veep Choice J-Wang is Awesome UPDATE X2

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*Keepin' the construction-industrial state chugging along.* *UPDATE*: Don't miss this excellent post about how the Blue candidates are connected to the deaths of 1980s independence and democracy activists. I have to admit I've been terribly missing former Presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu, who had a gift for alienating voters, but Eric Chu, KMT Chairman and Presidential candidate, has attempted to right things with me by appointing the awesome Jennifer Wang as his Vice Presidential Candidate. Joey Neihu, the alleged offspring of Johnny Neihu and Phyllis Diller, conceived under a... more »

The unreadable Paris climate draft

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Today, I have to go to Prague to participate in a two-on-two climate debate with one moderator in a Prague café which should be published in a magazine. So I have tried to study some details about the planned "treaty" that could result from the Paris climate talks. That included some time spent with The December 3rd COP-21 draft It's fifty pages long but I still have no idea what these pages could possibly contain. Can you help me? This whole text seems to be written in some kind of an Orwellian jargon combining words like "governments, commitments" into repetitive sentences that i... more »

Hillary Is Better Than Any Of The Republicans Running For President But, At Least At This Point, That's Not Good Enough

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Last night Dr. Richard Champion showed us how Hillary had helped enable BP and their offshore drilling that resulted in the world's worst marine oil spill in 2010 off the coast of Louisiana. On the Senate floor she literally said "not in the Finger Lakes" and "not off Long Island" while voting for Bobby Jindal's bill that led directly to a spill that cost U.S. taxpayers over $100 billion and resulted in incalculable environmental devastation in the Gulf of Mexico area from Florida to Texas. Environmental champion Brad Johnson, writing at *Grist*, excoriated one of the hack DC esta... more »

Texas Faces Off with White House Over Syrian Refugees

Fox News at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Syrian Refugees] Dec. 06, 2015 – 4:06 – Texas Solicitor General Keller speaks out on ‘America’s News HQ’ Continue reading *“Texas Faces Off with White House Over Syrian Refugees”* at *video.foxnews.com*.

Military Photo of the Day: December 7, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Pearl Harbor-900] The USS Arizona burns during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. According to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, 1,177 USS Arizona crew members were killed, which marked “the greatest loss of life... more »

London Tube Stabbing Triggers Hashtag: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

NBC News at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv] The hashtag started trending just hours after a stabbing in a London tube station that authorities have called a possible ‘terrorist incident.” #YouAintNoMuslimBruv With a camera rolling, a bystander appears to have shouted the phrase at the alleged attacker, a 29-year-old... Continue reading *“London Tube Stabbing Triggers Hashtag: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv”* at *nbcnews.com*.

‘God Isn’t Fixing This’ Story Draws Christian Response

Baptist Press at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: God isn't fixing this] CARY, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders are responding to the headline “God isn’t fixing this” that dominated the Dec. 3 cover of the New York Daily News. Images of tweets from Republican leaders surrounded the headline, displaying sympathetic “thoughts and... Continue reading *“‘God Isn’t Fixing This’ Story Draws Christian Response”* at *bpnews.net*.

Stamp duty move 'brought £4,500 saving' per BBC news. An example of bias by omission

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35004478 is a masterpiece of BBC bias. All the good news is as the result of things happening, passive voice, with no explanation of the recent history of stamp duty, actually stamp duty land tax. 'Buyers purchasing a property in the last 12 months are typically £4,500 better off owing to the stamp duty changes of a year ago, a lender says. Stamp duty was reformed to a more progressive system in England and Wales last December. The changes saved tax for most buyers but dampened demand at the top end of the market, the Halifax ... more »

Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 22 hours ago
[image: Step2 Spin & Go] *Welcome to the Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway, *hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro Have your children started writing out their holiday wish lists yet? If they're hoping to see a ride-on under the tree, you won't find a cooler one than the Step2 2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser! Forward, back, spin left, spin right in this zero-turn tuff and rugged machine! - 12 Volts of excitement brings an adrenaline rush to anyone who gets behind the controls! - Zero-turn capability using joysticks to operate the vehicle - Switches from slow to... more »

New Kecksburg Explanation?

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 22 hours ago
For those interested in the Kecksburg UFO Crash I offer the following news article. I have not reviewed the evidence offered here and am sure that my friend Stan Gordon will have some comment about it. However, for those who wish to read the story, it can be found here: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2015/12/06/50-years-later-the-Kecksburg-Westmoreland-County-UFO-is-identified-probably/stories/201512060146 I will note that others, Tim Printy, Robert Young and Jim Oberg have offered alternative explanations for the crash as well, all of which I explored in *Crash: When UFOs ...more »

How Yale University Became a Savage, Bigoted Tribe

John Zmirak at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Inquisition_compressed] We learned this week that Erika Christakis, a gifted scholar and teacher at Yale University, will no longer teach at that school. Now giving up a teaching spot at Yale is quite a gesture -- akin to a Catholic cardinal... more »

ALERT: Paris Auction of Sacred Native Items Dec. 7, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
ALERT PARIS AUCTION OF SACRED NATIVE ITEMS: A Paris auction house is auctioning off a massive collection of Native sacred items, rare and ancient items, beginning tomorrow, Dec. 7. The items are from Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, Ojibwe, Tlingit, Lakota, Maya and more from across the Americas. http://catalogue.drouot.com/index.jsp?id=24623&lng=en

5 Pictures (and 1 Video) to Remember Pearl Harbor

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Remember Pearl Harbor Button - 900] Today, we commemorate the 74th anniversary of the surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the US Naval Station at Pearl Harbor. 353 planes came in two waves, damaging 8 battleships and sinking two. In the attack, 2,403 Americans were killed... more »

VIDEO Powerful statement from Chief Raoni of Brazil | Paris COP21

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Powerful statement from Xingu Chief Raoni of Brazil | Paris COP21 Published on Dec 6, 2015 [Dec. 6, 2105] Indigenous peoples from the North and South Americas hosted a press conference outside the COP21 demanding that the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the rights of Mother Earth be respected. As peoples most on the frontlines and most impacted by extractive industries and

Opposition Claims Victory In Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC: **Venezuela opposition claims victory in elections* Several opposition leaders in Venezuela have put forward claims that they have won a majority of seats in elections for the National Assembly. However, several hours after polls closed there are no official results. Earlier, squabbles broke out at some polling stations with members of the opposition complaining of foul play after the electoral council extended voting by an extra hour. The governing socialists face their first major challenge in 17 years. "The results are as we hoped. Venezuela has won. It's irreversible," ... more »

France's National Front Wins Opening Round In Regional Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Historic Gains Give National Front Lead in First Round of French Regional Elections* Far-right party has edge to win control of several regions in second round of vote PARIS—France’s far-right National Front gained the largest share of support in a first round of regional elections Sunday, putting it in the lead to win control of several regions in a second vote next week, preliminary results showed. The first-round results highlight the emergence of Marine Le Pen’s National Front as a third pole in French politics, capable of luring mainstream voters. Ms... more »

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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/David French at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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