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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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English: A Solar Flare, image taken by the TRA...English: A Solar Flare, image taken by the TRACE satellite (NASA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Sun shows a C3-class solar flare (white ar...The Sun shows a C3-class solar flare (white area on upper left), a solar tsunami (wave-like structure, upper right) and multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Map of tax havens, using the 2007 pro...English: Map of tax havens, using the 2007 proposed "Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act", US Congress, list of tax havens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Which Spoiled Brat Rich Congressman Would Vote To Take Food Out Of Poor Children's Mouths?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 26 minutes ago
Sometimes it seems like Republicans just *live* to take food out of the mouths of children... literally. That's one of the characteristics that differentiates Democrats from Republicans. Yesterday, the White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report on the efficacy of the food stamp program-- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-- terming it a "highly effective at reducing food insecurity-- the government’s measure for whether households lack the resources for consistent and dependable access to food." I recall vividly the intense battle 2 years ago when... more »

Dec. 9: This will probably be a short blog because .....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 44 minutes ago
....I'm mad as hell. I just spent hours on the blog, and was about to post it when it disappeared. I had been saving it regularly as I wrote - but then the whole thing just vanished. The Irving press - quickly. Section a news. Zero. Editorial - a kiss-up, and a very ignorant one. Apparently, we musn't tax our very rich or they'll go away. No wonder the fiddlehead is our provincial flower. 1. The very rich almost certainly aren't much taxed, anyway. You've heard of tax havens? 2. The very rich do NOT create jobs. Their sole aim is profit. Thus, they create as few jobs as possible,... more »

Hawking Kind of love Song

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
Crazy about you and that is a short description cause what I feel for you is way way deeper in my mind Like the kind of reverse headaches that follow when sightings or even thoughts of you transpire like a deep sleepy slurp flowing around my temples and eyes making me feel stranger than anyone Else who has ever been alive but in a good way a feeling not well described because it has never been felt before with such intensity like the northern lights always burn bright and put on such a spectatulare surrealistic totally reality night show and when a solar flare strikes the world in exac... more »

Temporal Lovrs

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
temporal lovers can bring real heat but it will never registrar because the laws of thermodynamics dictate conservation of energy and when the time has been spent without proper alignment no amount of proper management will let temporal lovers ever touch and feel what those living in the real time always take for granted like it will always be there and so well positioned we talk to our friends constantly about some aspect of it all the time while temporal lovers only dream of a new future or a altered past and for sure of those two option changing time wins the priz... more »

CNN Poll: Sanders Leads Clinton in New Hampshire 50 to 40

CNN at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Bernie Sanders - 400] Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to hold a lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, the state set to host the nation’s first primary next February. The latest CNN/WMUR poll of New Hampshire’s likely Democratic primary voters tells a different... Continue reading *“CNN Poll: Sanders Leads Clinton in New Hampshire 50 to 40”* at *cnn.com*.

Alaska Governor Proposes State’s First Income Tax in Decades

BECKY BOHRER at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Gov. Bill Walker, Alaska] JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has proposed instituting a personal income tax for the first time in 35 years as the oil-dependent state looks to plug a multibillion-dollar budget deficit amid chronically low prices. In laying out... more »

Can The Toxicity Of Ted Cruz Actually Be Trumpf's GOP Insurance Policy?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
At Trumpf's bund rally in South Carolina a few days ago, he Islamophobic remarks got most of the news. But did you miss that he also seems to be coming up with some kind of a plan to "do something" to the Internet? He told his audience of lo-info fans that "We're losing a lot of people because of the Internet. And we have to do something. We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them and maybe, in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some ways." Only Republican politicians are afraid of Trumpf ... more »

Temporal Lovrs

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
temporal lovers can bring real heat but it will never registrar because the laws of thermodynamics dictate conservation of energy and when the time has been spent without proper alignment no amount of proper management will let temporal lovers ever touch and feel what those living in the real time always take for granted like it will always be there and so well positioned we talk to our friends constantly about some aspect of it all the time while temporal lovers only dream of a new future or a altered past and for sure of those two option changing time wins the pr... more »

Musical Interlude: Phil Collins, “Another Day In Paradise”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Phil Collins, “Another Day In Paradise” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sjQ-L_iWGo

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘The High Life’ is a zany Scottish airline comedy featuring a young Alan Cumming

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
Cumming co-wrote and co-starred in this clever sitcom full of bitchy quips, elements of surrealism, and some theatrical song-and-dance numbers. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 9, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘The High Life’ is a zany Scottish airline comedy featuring a young Alan Cumming

Saudi Women Face Off Against Men for First Time in Elections

AYA BATRAWY at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Kingdom Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.] RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Outside of the Saudi capital, in one of the country’s most conservative provinces, Jowhara al-Wably is making history. She’s running in this weekend’s elections. Saturday’s vote for local council seats marks two milestones for Saudi... more »

College Quotas Are Actually Destroying Lives of Minorities

New York Post at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: racial preferences] Today the US Supreme Court hears a constitutional challenge to racial preferences in college admissions. These preferences obviously hurt whites and Asians turned down to make room for less qualified minorities, but ironically, the preferences also harm many Hispanics and... Continue reading *“College Quotas Are Actually Destroying Lives of Minorities”* at *nypost.com*.

US Nuclear Reactors Are Old, Obsolete and Costly

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Power Plant] Despite a global shift towards nuclear energy by other countries, regulations have made American nuclear reactors old, obsolete and costly, according to a Tuesday article in MIT Technology Review. The average American nuclear reactor is 35 years old, nearly obsolete by modern design... more »

Governor: Puerto Rico Likely to Default on Bond Payments

DANICA COTO at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the Governor of Puerto Rico] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico’s governor said Wednesday that it’s probable the U.S. territory will be unable to make more upcoming debt payments because it has no more money amid a worsening economic crisis. Gov. Alejandro Garcia... more »

Does The U.S. Have The Most Powerful Offensive Cyberweapons On Earth?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Reuters/Rick Wilking / Reuters *Danny Vinik, Politico:* *America’s secret arsenal* It’s one of the biggest secrets in the government: The U.S. has the most powerful cyberweapons on Earth. So what are they? And when will we use them? To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus specifically engineered to attack Iran's nuclear reactors. Discovered in 2010 and now widely believed to be a collaboration between the U.S. and Israel, its existence raised an urgent question: Just what is the U.S. govern... more »

Judge Rejects Texas’ Latest Attempt to Block Syrian Refugees

PAUL J. WEBER at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Refugees, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge Wednesday knocked Texas for offering “largely speculative hearsay” about extremists possibly infiltrating Syrian refugees seeking to resettle in the state, rejecting another attempt by Republican leaders to keep out families fleeing the war-torn... more »

The battle of the Titirangi kauri, round 2

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
I don’t know why Titirangi property owners couldn’t have incorporated their 500-year old kauri tree in the design for their new two-house subdivision, when back in March their tree became a minor cause celebre. But they didn’t, and that was their business. Still: “Lots of people want this 500 year old Kauri tree protected.” said Stephen Berry at the time. “Should be easy to put some funds together so they can buy the tree.” Turns out part of the agreement that saved the tree was that neighbours *were* going to buy the land on which the tree stands. They were going to: they agreed... more »

No Revolution In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Masha Gessen, New York Times:* *A Russian Revolt, Delayed* MOSCOW — The revolution has been postponed again. On Friday afternoon, I was speaking with the anti-Putin organizer and anti-corruption activist Leonid Volkov. He was predicting the regime’s impending collapse when he glanced at his iPhone and said, “In fact, right now, as we speak, the long-haul truck drivers are blocking the beltway” around Moscow. The protest had been awaited for weeks, and it was expected to be big, possibly historic. Russian long-haul truck drivers had been staging smaller protests since at least th...more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“To the eye, this cosmic composition nicely balances the Bubble Nebula at the lower right with open star cluster M52. The pair would be lopsided on other scales, though. Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from a single, massive O-type star, the Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is a mere 10 light-years wide. * Click image for larger size.* On the other hand, M52 is a rich open cluster of around a thousand stars. The cluster is about 25 light-years across. Seen toward the northern boundary of Cassiopeia, distance estimates for the Bubble Neb... more »

Chet Raymo, “Whence Ourselves?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Whence Ourselves?”* by Chet Raymo “I recently thought of David S. Goodsell's "The Machinery of Life," and I found myself reading the book again. There is nothing I didn't already know, but it's worth reading again for the same reason one might read, say, Anna Karenina or Moby Dick several times in the course of a life. In fact, Goodsell's book would be a good candidate for the one science book I would recommend to someone stuck on a desert island. Step by step he takes us through the molecular machinery shared by all life on Earth. Humans have a lot more in common with a bacteriu... more »

"Recognizing Happiness: Analyzing the Path"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Recognizing Happiness: Analyzing the Path"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we take the time to recognize when we are happy and what that feels like, it becomes easier to recreate. Those of us on the path of personal and spiritual growth have a tendency to analyze our unhappiness in order to find the causes and make improvements. But it is just as important, if not more so, to analyze our happiness. Since we have the ability to rise above and observe our emotions, we can recognize when we are feeling joyful and content. Then we can harness the power of the moment by savoring ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Hyrum, Utah, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Carpe Diem”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Carpe Diem”* by poets.org "We are food for worms, lads," announces John Keating, the unorthodox English teacher played by Robin Williams in the 1989 film "Dead Poets Society." "Believe it or not," he tells his students, "each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die." The rallying cry of their classroom is "carpe diem," popularized as "seize the day," although more literally translated as "pluck the day," referring to the gathering of moments like flowers, suggesting the ephemeral quality of life, as in Robert Herrick's "To the Virgi... more »

"Never, Ever..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

The Economy: "Guess What Happened The Last Time Junk Bonds Started Crashing Like This? Hint: Think 2008"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Guess What Happened The Last Time Junk Bonds * *Started Crashing Like This? Hint: Think 2008"* by Michael Snyder "The extreme carnage that we are witnessing in the junk bond market right now is one of the clearest signals yet that a major U.S. stock market crash is imminent. For those that are not familiar with “junk bonds”, please don’t get put off by the name. They aren’t really “junk”. They simply have a higher risk and thus a higher return than other bonds of the same type. And yesterday, I explained why I watch them so closely. If stocks are going to crash, you would expect ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

3 Myths About “Irreligious” America, Busted

Intercollegiate Review at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: secularization] Many intellectuals insist that a worldwide triumph of secularization is inevitable, and they applaud whatever is interpreted as a sign of religious decline. Religious believers, meanwhile, lament these same signs. The crucial point is that both sides accept the premise... Continue reading *“3 Myths About “Irreligious” America, Busted”* at *intercollegiatereview.com*.

The Navy’s Futuristic Destroyer Zumwalt is Finally at Sea. A Lot is on the Line.

The Washington Post at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Zumwalt] The Navy's futuristic destroyer USS Zumwalt traveled down the Kennebec River in Maine on Monday, maneuvering toward the Atlantic Ocean. It's a path that many vessels have taken after being built at the Bath Iron Works shipyard, but it also... Continue reading *“The Navy’s Futuristic Destroyer Zumwalt is Finally at Sea. A Lot is on the Line.”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Former Obama Defense Officials: The Threat From The Islamic State Is Getting Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Michele Flournoy. Reuters *The Hill:* *Ex-Obama defense officials: ISIS threat 'getting worse, not better'* Two former top Obama defense officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the U.S. was not winning the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "I don't think we are where we need to be," Michèle Flournoy, former under secretary of defense for policy, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "I think that this threat has shown itself to be much more serious than I think we first realized," said Flournoy, now CEO of the Center for a New American Security. "It's... more »

why i write for rights and how you can too #write4rights

laura k at wmtc - 4 hours ago
Tomorrow, December 10, is Human Rights Day. The date commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the first document of its kind. Every year on December 10, Amnesty International holds a global letter-writing event: Write For Rights (in Canada). Thousands of people around the world write handwritten letters calling for action for victims of human rights abuses, and offering comfort and support to political prisoners. Last year, I listed 10 reasons you should participate in Write For Rights. *1. It's easy.* Amnesty makes it really easy... more »

High Fructose Corn Syrup Now Hidden Under a New Name

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Anna Hunt * - Food makers are now calling it “fructose syrup” or plainly "fructose". The post High Fructose Corn Syrup Now Hidden Under a New Name appeared first on Waking Times.

The 7 Primal Archetypes of the Awakening

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - These are the primal archetypes we are playing in the awakening - which is your archetype? The post The 7 Primal Archetypes of the Awakening appeared first on Waking Times.

A Powerful, Beautiful “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful”

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: a capella - 900] During a busy holiday season of shopping, attending parties and rushing around, we sometimes forget the real meaning of Christmas -- a story of love when God sent his Son to us in earthly form as the greatest gift of... more »

Glenn Beck: ‘They Really Don’t Care’ about the Christians in the Middle East

The Blaze at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Glenn Beck - 400] In a live video report on his Facebook page, a solemn Glenn Beck aimed his frustrations at the U.S. government and the American press, claiming that neither care about the current Christian refugee crisis in the Middle East. "We're a... Continue reading *“Glenn Beck: ‘They Really Don’t Care’ about the Christians in the Middle East”* at *theblaze.com*.

Suspicious ‘Middle Eastern Man’ Shuts Down DC University Two Nights in a Row

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Catholic University] A university in the nation's capital was forced to enter lock-down for a second night after officials say an armed Middle Eastern man threatened a custodian. The unidentified man confronted a Catholic University custodian around 10:30 p.m. Monday night and brandished a... more »

The Sparwood 'Bogeyman' who slipped through the cracks

paul at Paying attention - 4 hours ago
From my piece in The Tyee today. Randall Hopley, the Sparwood bogeyman, was back in the news last week. Hopley is the scrawny loner who grabbed three-year-old Kienan Hebert from his bed and held him for four days in 2011. Hopley then eluded a massive RCMP manhunt and snuck Kienan, unhurt, back into the family home, leaving him snugly wrapped in a blanket. It took another three days for police to catch Hopley. It was a rare story that justified the news media cliché "every parent's worst nightmare." Kienan was a cute kid from a caring family. Hopley was a 46-year-old loner with a lon... more »

The beautiful lady in the middle: Hypatia of Alexandria

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: image] *Hypatia (above) was the last, great classical philosopher, reminds guest poster Olivia Pierson. Her murder signalled the end of free thought and the true beginning of the Dark Ages.* *The Beautiful Lady in the Middle - Hypatia of Alexandria* by Olivia Pierson When Raphael painted his famous classical work, School of Athens, he rendered the form of a beseeching figure in white robes who was the only female in the fresco. She is also the only philosopher steadily gazing straight out of the work to make eye contact with the viewer. Her name is Hypatia of Alexandria... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Traviasuite *David Phillips, CNBC:* *Is ISIS trying to start World War III?* Radical Islamic leaders have suggested that killing Americans and their allies, whether civilian or military, is an obligation of every Muslim. The Islamic State is driven by an ideology of hatred and destruction and its actions suggest that it wants a third world war between infidelity and Islam. To this end, it appears that ISIS is trying to lure the U.S. into deploying a large ground force in Syria and Iraq — so it can kill more Americans. *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 9, 2015* I... more »

Soldiers Contradict Pentagon Account of Doctors Without Borders Strike

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Doctors Without Borders] Two soldiers told a congressman the U.S. strike on an Afghanistan hospital in October was not an accident as the Pentagon claims, but an intentional strike on what the military thought had become a Taliban command center. A powerful and precise gunship... more »

Scalia Thinks Blacks Should Be in "Slower Track" Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
From HuffPo: WASHINGTON -- Do black students matter to Justice Antonin Scalia? During oral arguments on Wednesday in Fisher v. University of Texas, a contentious affirmative action case, the conservative justice seemed to call their abilities into question. "There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well," Scalia said, "as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school ... a slower-track school where they do well." Scalia was engaging former U.S. Solicitor General Gregory Garre, who is ... more »

Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
After making idiot comments about barring Muslims entry into the US, there will be a few people pondering this question. Is Trump a populist prepared to say anything to get a reaction, an *uber* Katie Hopkins with millions of followers and billions in the bank, or something altogether more sinister? I pretty much loathe formal definitions, but they'll do as a gateway drug into concepts that try and capture real movement and, dare I say it, momentum. Formally speaking then, Trump's words would come from the mouth of a fascist - they'd be calling for their deportation, forgetting most... more »

Rahm Emanuel Should Resign Immediately-- He Should Also Be Tried

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
First time I denounced Rahm Emanuel to a group of politically-active progressive bloggers (circa 2005), I was called out for being a "Republican Party plant." Lot of water under the bridge since then and today even the most obtuse Democrats have come to understand what Rahm Emanuel actually is and the incalculable damage he's done to the Democratic Party, as head of the DCCC-- with a still-operational recruitment strategy that makes it impossible for Democrats to ever win back the House-- and as Wall Street's man in Congress, as Obama's miserably failed Chief of Staff, as Chicago's... more »

Liberty University to Allow Guns in Residence Halls

The Washington Post at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Liberty University] LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Liberty University will soon end a rule that prohibits students from bringing firearms into residence halls, the school's president said Wednesday in what he described as a measure to increase campus safety. President Jerry Falwell Jr. made... Continue reading *“Liberty University to Allow Guns in Residence Halls”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

World News Briefs -- December 9, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC*: *US offers helicopters and advisers to Iraq 'to finish' Ramadi fight* The US is willing to do more to assist the Iraqi army in its fight to retake the city of Ramadi from the so-called Islamic State (IS), US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has said. Mr Carter told a Senate panel that military advisers and helicopters could be deployed to help "finish the job". However, their deployment is incumbent upon a request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. IS captured the city in May after an embarrassing defeat for the Iraqi army. *MIDDLE EAST* Russia halts work in Turkey's ... more »

President Obama Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment — and the End of Slavery

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Obama3 - 900] President Obama calls on Americans to cherish dignity and opportunity for all, in comments to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery. Continue reading *“President Obama Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment — and the End of Slavery”* at *wsj.com*.

Putin Orders Deployment Of Atomic Weapons To The Levant War Zone

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to send its most powerful and undetectable “black hole” submarine (named Rostov-on-Don) armed with cruise missiles and atomic warheads to the Levant War Zone in preparation for a potential apocalyptic showdown against nations supporting ISIS. The Russian Ministry of Defense say that after warning the U.S. and Israel of its intentions to deploy nuclear warheads, Putin ordered the black hole submarine to fire cruise missiles at ISIS targets in Syria which Russia claim destroyed ammunition warehouses, a landmine production plant, and oil ... more »

Will Ferrell Is “Drunk in Love” On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Legendary star of ‘Saturday Night Live’, artist extraordinaire, John William Ferrell, performs a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.’ The video came fifth in the top ten YouTube trending videos of 2015. Will Ferrell performs Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” to start off the battle. In a second video Will is seen metamorphosing into George W. Bush in the 2009 film, ‘Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush.’ Lip Sync Battle With Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart And Jimmy Fallon Jimmy asks guests Will Ferrell and Ke... more »

30 Solid Scientific Studies That Prove Vaccines Cause Autism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
We have compiled a list of 30 scientific studies that show a link between vaccines and autism, disproving the myth that no official research papers exist to support what alternative doctors have been saying for years. These papers can be shown to medical doctors and public health officials who wish to see peer reviewed scientific studies to back up the claims that autism is a direct result from receiving a vaccination. The first research paper presented was the first one ever written on the subject, from 1943. Child Psychiatrist Leo Kanner discovered 11 children over the course of ... more »

NASA Hacker Gary McKinnon Says War Ships Are Already In Space

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
NASA hacker Gary McKinnon has claimed that when he hacked into US government top-secret files he found evidence that the US Navy had already sent warships into space. McKinnon is a UFO fanatic and hacker who was famously arrested in 2002 for hacking into the US Navy and NASA systems, with the US dubbing his breach “the biggest military computer hack of all time”. Trueactivist.com reports: McKinnon claimed the security was so lax, he didn’t expect to get caught. He used a program called Landsearch to scan documents and files to look for UFO cover-ups, and he did so undetected for tw... more »

Russia: US Warplanes Responsible For Syrian Army Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia have accused the US of flying four warplanes over the Deir az-Zor area in Syria at the time when the Syrian army came under attack. The Russian Ministry of Defense say that no Russian warplanes were in the area at the time on December 6th. “Russian aircraft were not on a mission in that area. All our flights in Syrian airspace are coordinated with air traffic control and the General Staff of the Syrian government’s armed forces,” a spokesperson for the Ministry said in a statement. Rt.com reports: “Pentagon officials said that on December 6, American aircraft were operating i... more »

Scientists Reveal That Quantum Time Travel Exists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Ten years ago a Google employee, Dave Bacon, may have unlocked the secret to quantum time travel, creating a computer that could theoretically travel back in time. Dailygalaxy.com reports: Around ten years ago researcher Dave Bacon, now at Google, showed that a time-travelling quantum computer could quickly solve a group of problems, known as NP-complete, which mathematicians have lumped together as being hard. The problem was, Bacon’s quantum computer was travelling around ‘closed timelike curves‘. These are paths through the fabric of spacetime that loop back on themselves. Genera...more »

Putin Says Russia Will Never Forgive Turkey For Su-24 Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the flight recorder from the downed Russian Su-24 jet is currently being analysed in Russia with help from foreign experts. As the investigations are ongoing the Russian leader has warned world leaders that whatever the findings turn out to be, Russia’s attitude towards Turkey will not change due to their “treacherous stab in the back“. Pravdareport.com reports: Russian President Putin ordered Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to open the flight recorder in foreign inspectors’ presence. Shoigu showed the parametric recorder to Putin in his... more »

NSA: US Military Organisation Committed San Bernardino False Flag

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A tactical military training company from the US were responsible for last week’s false flag operation in San Bernardino which killed 14 people, according to a former NSA and CIA contractor. Steven D Kelley says that the San Bernardino shooting “is just one in a long string of false flag events that I am afraid to say are not over,” and claims that military training company Craft International were responsible for the shooting due to their uniforms matching those that eyewitnesses saw. Presstv.ir reports: “We’ll probably be seeing several more before the end of the year, because of... more »

Bonus Quote of the Day: On how to target Islam

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“The British outlawed & pretty much eliminated the practice of 'sati' in India (wife having to throw herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband). They did not aim at the religion/culture itself, but simply at one of its practices & manifestations. And made -- rightly -- no bones about it (eventually). “I think the same tactic could be applied to Islam. The focus needs be on the idea that it's ok to kill non-believers in the name of your god. That idea needs be identified and specifically outlawed, and overwhelming force applied swiftly in retribution to any that act upon i... more »

Colorado Springs Mass Murder Suspect: ‘I Am a Warrior for the Babies’

SADIE GURMAN at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Robert Lewis Dear] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic stunned a courtroom Wednesday when he declared himself a “warrior for the babies” and said he was guilty and won’t go to... more »

Poll: Majority of Republicans Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

The Hill at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump in Iowa] Nearly two-thirds of likely GOP primary voters support Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from coming into the country, a new poll found. A new Bloomberg Politics/Purple Strategies PulsePoll survey released Wednesday found that the real estate... Continue reading *“Poll: Majority of Republicans Support Trump’s Muslim Ban”* at *thehill.com*.

Young Burn Victim Receives Cards from Around the World after Christmas Wish Goes Viral

AOL at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: burn victim - 400] A young burn victim is feeling the holiday love from all over the world after her Christmas wish went viral online. In 2013, 8-year-old Sa’fyre Terry was involved in a terrible arson attack which killed her father and three siblings... Continue reading *“Young Burn Victim Receives Cards from Around the World after Christmas Wish Goes Viral”* at *aol.com*.

Climate Hustle: The Perfect Antidote to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth

Breitbart/James Dellingpole at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Climate Hustle] "Ooh look, it's James Delingpole, the most hateful man in Britain. No I WON'T pose for a photograph with you, you piece of filth. Go away don't touch me," snarled an unhappy crusty-looking fellow, as I squeezed through the throng of... Continue reading *“Climate Hustle: The Perfect Antidote to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth”* at *breitbart.com*.

ISIS Leader Shortlisted For Time Magazine Person Of The Year

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Time magazine decided to put ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as part of their shortlist for Person of the Year 2015. The shortlist included: Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, the Black Lives Matter activists and Abu Bak al-Baghdadi. On Wednesday the magazine announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was its “Person of the Year”, citing her role in Europe’s crises over migration and Greek debt as the reason for winning. Independent.co.uk reports: The magazine traditionally honours the indivi... more »

Has Russia Halted Work On Turkey's First Nuclear Plant?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Computer generated models prepared for Turkey’s first nuclear plant that is planned to be constructed in 2016 in the Mediterranean province of Mersin. (Photo: DHA) *Reuters*: *Russia halts Turkey nuclear work, Ankara looks elsewhere* Russia's Rosatom has stopped construction work at Turkey's first nuclear power plant, Turkish energy officials said on Wednesday, as relations between Moscow and Ankara continue to worsen after the downing of a Russian jet. State-owned Rosatom has not terminated the contract for the building of the $20 billion project and is reluctant to do so because... more »

ThorCon: A Thorium Molten Salt Reactor System that can be built Now -by ...

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 7 hours ago
Lars Jorgensen presented "ThorCon" at TEAC7 (Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #7), held in 2015 Palo Alto. "In the developing world electricity generation is skyrocketing - mostly with coal. ThorCon is a system to build nuclear power plants in volume, at a cost that is competitive with coal. The entire ThorCon plant including the building is manufactured in blocks on a shipyard-like assembly line. These 150 to 500 ton, fully outfitted, pre-tested blocks are barged to the site. A 1 GWe ThorCon will require less than 200 blocks. Site work is limited to excavation and erecting the b... more »

Rare Deep Sea Fanged Lancetfish Surfaces In New Zealand

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A long-snouted lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox), was found on a local beach in New Zealand last month. The 1.5-meter cannibalistic hermaphrodite was found in shallow waters by New Zealanders Nik Pyselman and Cam Twigley, while out jogging on their local beach in New Plymouth. The blue shaped long-snouted lancetfish normally occupies the deep waters offshore at a depth of a 1000 meters. Local fishermen have blamed the appearance of the Alepisaurus ferox (a nocturnal predator), on the Mega El Nino that is currently sweeping across the globe, and its aftermath. Earth Touch News Network r...more »

Supplemental: Candidate Sanders asks the right question!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015All that, plus Formula 1 and the Nazi orgy story:* Last night, on the Maddow Show, Bernie Sanders asked a very good question. Let's start with Sanders' question. It appears in bold type below: SANDERS (12/8/15): *Let me give you my perspective on what's going on.* It's a different perspective I think than other people have. I think you have an enormous amount of fear and uncertainty in this country. And it's not just from San Bernardino or from Paris. I think what you've got are millions of people who are in trouble today. They really are. They're con... more »

The long-range climate forecast goes bust

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Sometime in Paris today politicians and political-scientists will announce measures to be taken to avert their weather forecasts showing global catastrophe.* *Some are already calling for a “war” on global warming. “But **wars are also the time of parasites and profiteers**. Wars are when criminals who arrange corrupt deals with politicians wielding extraordinary wartime powers grow rich. Nobody has time to scrutinise government expenditure when the enemy is at the gates. An endless war against global warming would be, and in my opinion is, an unprecedented opportunity for the un... more »

Turkey Accuses Russia Of Ethnic Cleansing In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC:* *Turkey PM accuses Russia of wanting 'ethnic cleansing' in Syria* Turkey's prime minister has accused Russia of attempting "ethnic cleansing" with its air strikes in northern Syria. Ahmet Davutoglu said Russia's campaign had targeted Turkmen and Sunni communities around the Latakia region. Relations between Ankara and Moscow have plummeted since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border. President Vladimir Putin has asked UK specialists to help analyse the flight recorder in a phone conversation with PM David Cameron, the Kremlin says. *WNU Editor*: With ea...more »

Quote of the Day: On advertising

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*“[T]he product itself simply does not exist for the consumer until its existence and usefulness have been brought to his attention. It follows that the entrepreneur’s task is not completed when he makes information available to the consumer. He must also get the consumer to notice and absorb that information.”* ~ Israel Kirzner, page 62 of his 1972 book *Competition and Entrepreneurship* NB: Don Boudreaux, from whom I got the quote, discusses it over at Cafe Hayek; including the irony that leftists lashing out at advertising reveals their view that “a large chunk of the ‘real’... more »

Unprecedented’ storms and floods are more common than we think

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Kelvin Vaughan http://phys.org/news/2015-12-unprecedented-storms-common.html A touch of commonsense from Phys.Org: The recent ‘unprecedented’ flooding in north-west England might be more common than currently believed, a group of scientists has warned. A team of experts from the Universities of Aberystwyth, Cambridge and Glasgow have drawn on historic records to […]

Over 48 hours later- Mosul Still in Iraq. And no "Sunnistan" on the Horizon?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
* Unless Sunnistan is a reference to Kurdistan aka the Second Israel? Because Kurds are largely Sunni Muslims- It's a good mind virus to spread around though?* *Two very interesting news items regarding Turkish troop movement to Iraq and Russia's raising of the issue with the UN:* *Kuna* * Iraq’s permanent representative to UN Ambassador Mohammad Al-Hakim said Baghdad and Ankara are solving the issue of Turkish troops’ presence in North Iraq in a bilateral manner. Emerging from the Security Council meeting that was held behind closed doors Al-Hakim confirmed to the press that Russ...more »

West Antarctica is melting: It was nature what done it

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
While ice in most of Antarctica is increasing*—confounding warmists modelling which says it should all be melting away—ice in the West Antarctic *has* been decreasing. Which is why warmists rely on that melting to say their models are working, and man-made CO2 is making the melting. Yet all is not as it seems. Just as the ozone hole occurring every summer over Antarctica was supposed to be caused my man-made CFCs, yet once CFCs were banned it became pretty obvious the primary cause is likely that big old volcano under the hole belching out chlorine, so too it looks likely the reas... more »

Turkish Jets Hit Kurdish Positions In Northern Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Turkish military said that Ankara carried out airstrikes targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces in northern Iraq. The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that ten F-16 fighter jets launched an attack between 10pm and 10:50pm on Tuesday, targeting PKK positions in the Kandil, Hakurk, Zap and Avasin-Baysan regions in northern Iraq. and added that the targets were “destroyed in an aerial campaign.” The action comes amid rising tensions between Ankara and Baghdad over the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq. RT reports: Tensions have been rising between Ankara and Ba... more »

Muslim Phoenix Doctor Seeks to Save America and Islam from ISIS-Inspired Extremists

Phoenix New Times at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Dr. Jasser - 400] Two days after the mass shooting in San Bernardino at an office Christmas party that left 14 dead and 21 wounded, about a dozen Muslims held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to announce their prescription for the radical Islamist... Continue reading *“Muslim Phoenix Doctor Seeks to Save America and Islam from ISIS-Inspired Extremists”* at *phoenixnewtimes.com*.

Defense Secretary Confirms Islamic State Not ‘Contained’, Says US Ready to Do More to Help Retake Ramadi

TheBlaze at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Islamic State] WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday the U.S. is willing to assist the Iraqi army with more personnel and attack helicopters to help it fight Islamic State militants, especially in the battle to retake a key city... Continue reading *“Defense Secretary Confirms Islamic State Not ‘Contained’, Says US Ready to Do More to Help Retake Ramadi”* at *theblaze.com*.

Architectural sketch: Robie House

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Architectural sketching is neither dead nor irrelevant—and it’s a delight to watch a master of the craft at work: drawing, in this case, a quick pen sketch of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. PS: I suggest you either turn down the music, or cue up something more appropriately playful. Fats Waller, maybe. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Was Local High School a Target of San Bernardino Terrorists?

Fox News at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: San Bernardino terrorist] San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook reportedly had multiple photos of a local high school on his cellphone, and amid authorities' suggestions that the killer and his Jihadi bride possibly planned additional carnage, school officials feel they may have dodged a... Continue reading *“Was Local High School a Target of San Bernardino Terrorists?”* at *foxnews.com*.

Tensions Continue To Rise Between Turkey And Iraq Over The Deployment Of Turkish Forces In Northern Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters: **Shi'ite militias threaten Turkey over incursion into Iraq* Shi'ite paramilitary groups with ties to Iran threatened to use force against Turkey on Wednesday unless it withdraws its troops from Iraqi territory, after a 48-hour deadline set by the government expired. Turkey deployed a contingent of troops to a camp near the frontline in northern Iraq last week, provoking an outcry in Baghdad, which condemned it as a violation of sovereignty and asked NATO to intervene. The area north of Mosul where the Turkish troops are stationed is under the control of Kurdish forces a... more »

Politics/The Economy: "Trump – Too Rich to Steal… Too Dumb to Lie"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Trump – Too Rich to Steal… Too Dumb to Lie"* by Bill Bonner PARIS – "Paris is getting ready for Christmas… Garlands, lights, stars – the city is festooned for the holidays. One of the nice things about Europe is that the seasons are exaggerated, at least compared with Baltimore. The days in summer are longer. In winter, it is dark long before the cocktail hour. Paris tarts up for Christmas As Christmas approaches, people gather in neighborhood bars and cafés lit up and cheerful. *Trump’s New Slogan: *We sat in a café yesterday, enjoying the friendly buzz and waiting for the ph... more »

The Case of the Incredible Disappearing Cancer Patients

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Tracy Kolenchuk* - The medical system does not study the cases of those who survive cancer. The post The Case of the Incredible Disappearing Cancer Patients appeared first on Waking Times.

FBI: California Shooters Radicalized at Least 2 Years Ago

Eric Tucker at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. The husband and wife died in a fierce gunbattle with authorities several hours after their commando-style assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues from San Bernardino, Calif., County's health department Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom ... more »

Reports: Leader Of The Islamic State Has Fled To Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi © Social Media Website via Reuters TV / Reuters *Daily Mail:* *Has ISIS leader escaped to Libya? Sources claim Al-Baghdadi has fled to Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte after being treated in Turkey following air strike on his convoy* * Self-declared Caliph narrowly escaped Iraqi air strike on convoy in October * Taken to the Syrian stronghold Raqqa for life-saving surgery, claims report * He was smuggled into Turkey for further medical treatment, sources allege * Has now travelled to the Libyan city of Sirte amid fears net was closing in ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Ba... more »

Don’t Call Him Kanye’s Pastor

Christianity Today at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Rich Wilkerson Jr. - 400] People magazine and E! Network dubbed 31-year-old Rich Wilkerson Jr. a "hipster celebrity pastor," after he officiated hip-hop artist Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding last year. Since then, the second-generation Pentecostal preacher has planted a church, filmed a reality... Continue reading *“Don’t Call Him Kanye’s Pastor”* at *christianitytoday.com*.

Petition To Ban Donald Trump From UK Reaches More Than 250,000

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A petition to block Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the U.K. has reached over quarter of a million signatures on UK’s Government and Parliament website in just over a day. The billionaire businessman and apprentice politician has angered many people around the globe with his “hate speech” after he called for Muslims to be denied entry to the United States. The petition is gaining momentum so fast that all the following figures are now redundant! The government is obliged to consider the petition if it receives over 100,000 signatures, and schedule a debat... more »

Jeb's Tax Plan

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
An analysis from the Tax Policy Center.

A Look At The Weapons That The Islamic State Has In Its Arsenal (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Mirror:* *ISIS show off TANKS and devastating hi-tech weapons looted from Iraqi army and bought from West* *The militants showed off their military power as part of their slick PR campaign - but rarely use their armoured vehicles because they are an easy target* ISIS propagandists have released pictures of the sophisticated and devastating weapons it wields as part of its campaign of terror across the Middle East - including heavy TANKS. The militants showed off their military power as part of their slick PR campaign - but fail to mention they rarely use their armoured vehicles ... more »

Making the US a Petro-State: White House Keeps Alive GOP Hopes for Lifting the Oil Export Ban

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Thanks to the people at ForestEthics, we have key Senate phone numbers for you in nice graphic form. Be sure to add Barbara Boxer to the call list — (202) 224-3553.* *by Gaius Publius* Short and brutally ugly. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. The White House is reportedly the chief negotiator on behalf of Big Oil's attempt to lift the crude oil export ban. As part of the government shutdown negotiation, the White House, in collusion with Democrats in the Senate, is willing to lift the crude oil export ban in exchange for "renewable energy ... conservation benefits ... and ot... more »

Cancer researcher contributed “false data” to 11 studies

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A former cancer researcher has falsified data in 11 studies, according to the results of a investigation scheduled to be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. The Office of Research Integrity’s findings are based on an inquiry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where Girija Dasmahapatra worked until July of this year, investigating possible therapies for cancer. The […] The post Cancer researcher contributed “false data” to 11 studies appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Native Americans Protest Fracking COP21 Paris Photos

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Photos Today at COP21 Paris By Pennie Opal Plant

Iraqi PM: ISIS Smuggles Majority Of Oil Through Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi has accused its neighbor, Turkey of being a hub for the “majority” of illegal oil smuggled by ISIS terrorists. He also said that Turkey was not doing enough to stop the so-called Islamic State terrorists. RT reports: During a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Abadi stressed the importance of stopping oil smuggling from jihadi-controlled parts of Iraq and Syria. He also called for international support to help his country fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) “Turkey is a country neighboring Iraq, and a country that... more »

Afghan And Pakistani Officials Agree To Work Together To Restart Peace Talks With The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Afghanistan, Pakistan Agree to Work to Restart Peace Talks With Taliban* *Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met at Heart of Asia conference* ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Afghan and Pakistani leaders said Wednesday they would work together to restart peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban within weeks, in the hope of bringing to an end the long-running war in Afghanistan. The announcement followed a meeting between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Heart of Asia conf...more »

Free Trade 58, TPP and its rabid critics

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
I am reposting these two papers below, published this week in Kuala Lumpur. The first is a well-written piece (as usual) by a good friend, the second is a press statement by IDEAS. The image I got from the web and just added here. *(1) Be wary of anti-TPP ideologues* by Wan Saiful Wan Jan (CEO, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Malaysia) I am usually very keen to take part in discussions about the benefits and challenges of trade liberalisation. The Trans-Pacific Partner­­ship (TPP) agreement is one of the steps towards further li­­beralisation and I have been... more »

Bully boys

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
It seems odd to me that the BBC is promoting the story of bullying within the Tory party so heavily, but the story of the bullying within the Labour party - not so much. Could there be something about Lord Feldman, apart from his friendship with David Cameron, that they don’t particularly like? A Feldman It is very annoying when the BBC get their teeth into a story and obsess about it disproportionately and tediously as they did recently over Andrew Mitchell’s ‘Plebgate’ adventure. All this ‘he said / she said’, or in this case ‘how long has he known?’ and ‘when did he get the ... more »

MP’s Are Told That Children’s Toys Could Become Spying Devices

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Technology expert, Antony Walker told politicians that high-tech children’s toys could be compromised by British intelligence agents and used to snoop on suspects. The deputy CEO of technology trade association techUK, told the House of Commons science and technology committee that any device connected to the internet could be hacked by spies and then used to listen in. Walker said: “In theory, the manufacturer of those products could be the subject of a warrant to enable equipment interference with those devices”. RT reports: Given the advance of smart technology, he claimed otherw... more »

Dozens Killed In Taliban Attack At Kandahar Airport. Clashes Are Still Continuing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Afghan airport remains shut after Taliban launches brazen attack* KABUL — The civilian airport in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar remained closed Wednesday a day after Taliban insurgents staged an audacious attack there, resulting in the deaths of at least three dozen of people, officials said. The attack began late Tuesday afternoon when a group of Taliban suicide bombers armed with rocket-propelled grenades, small arms and hand grenades broke through a main entrance of the airport, said Gen. Abdul Razaq Sherzai, the Afghan air force commander in Kand... more »

Ted Cruz Targets ‘Inconvenient Facts’ Ignored by ‘Climate Industrial Complex’

YouTube/Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz global warming - 400] Ted Cruz targets ‘inconvenient facts’ ignored by ‘climate industrial complex.’

We’re wasting a lot of research funding using the wrong cell lines. Here’s one thing we can do.

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
If you could help reduce the waste of tens of billions of dollars per year in research spending, you’d do it, right? This is the second in a series of two guest posts about the havoc misidentified cell lines can wreak on research, from Leonard P. Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute. Freedman who […] The post We’re wasting a lot of research funding using the wrong cell lines. Here’s one thing we can do. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russian President Putin: 'Hopes Nuclear Weapons Will Not Be Needed Against The Islamic State'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*RT:* *‘Hopefully, no nukes will be needed’ against ISIS – Putin* Vladimir Putin has praised the Russian cruise missiles fired against terrorists in Syria from the sea. He expressed hope that these weapons would not have to be armed with nuclear warheads. Meeting in the Kremlin with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who reported the latest results of the anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) ops in Syria, the Russian president made a notable remark. *“We must analyze everything happening on the battlefield, how the weapons operate. The Kalibrs (sea based cruise missiles) and... more »

Putin Hopes There Will Be No Need To Nuke ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Vladamir Putin said he hopes nuclear warheads will not be needed to deal with ISIS, after Russia launched cruise missiles against the terrorists from its submarine in the Mediterranean sea. The Russian president said the new cruise missiles could be equipped with nuclear warheads, but hopes they would never need them. RT reports: Meeting in the Kremlin with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who reported the latest results of the anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) ops in Syria, the Russian president made a notable remark. “We must analyze everything happening on the battlefiel... more »

Is Trump’s Proposed Ban on Muslim Entry Unconstitutional?

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump3 - 400] Donald Trump's plan for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S. was swiftly condemned by many Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. But legal experts aren't of one mind about whether the incendiary plan floated by the GOP... Continue reading *“Is Trump’s Proposed Ban on Muslim Entry Unconstitutional?”* at *blogs.wsj.com*.

Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban Should Touch Off a Badly Needed Discussion

National Review at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Duck Face - 400] Donald Trump's rhetorical excesses aside, he has a way of pushing us into important debates, particularly on immigration. He has done it again with his bracing proposal to force "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States... Continue reading *“Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban Should Touch Off a Badly Needed Discussion”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Syrian Opposition Groups Meet in Saudi Arabia ahead of Peace Negotiations with Assad

ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A Syrian rebel fighter looks on from a bus as hundreds of civilians and rebel forces began evacuating the last opposition-held district of Waer in the central city of Homs, under a deal with the Syrian regime, on December 9, 2015. According to Talal Barazi, Homs governor, some 700 people -- including 400 women and children and 300 fighters -- would be evacuated from the district, after a deal reached earlier this month between rebel forces and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA / AFP / LOUAI BESHARA (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AF... more »

THREE-CARD MONTE, TRIBAL SCRIPT: In which we pursue a familiar false note!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015Part 3—The case of the relevant percentage which didn't appear:* We feel almost totally certain! We feel quite sure that Melinda Anderson *isn't* a "con man," to cite the term from Maria Konnikova's featured essay in last weekend's Sunday Review. That said, we felt we encountered a bit of a con when we fact-checked Anderson's recent report for The Atlantic, a well-known publication which may perhaps, at certain times, tell us the stories we like. Anderson's report seemed to stress the "staggering," "astounding" frequency with which preschoolers are gett... more »

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: 'Su-24 Downing Gave Grounds For War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives an interview on the work of the Russian Government to Russian television journalists in a live broadcast of the In Conversation with Dmitry Medvedev program. December 9, 2015. © Ekaterina Shtukina / Sputnik *RT*: *Su-24 downing gave grounds for war, but Russia decided against symmetrical response – Medvedev* The downing of a Russian Sukhoi bomber by the Turkish Air Force was sufficient reason to start a war, but Moscow chose not to respond symmetrically, says Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “What did 20th-century countries used to do i... more »

The Key to Children’s Intelligence and Success in School

Moira Eastman at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: mom and baby - 900] You have heard that it is important to read to and with your children, and that is true. But it is even more important to talk to and with your children. U.S. research shows there is an incredible difference between... more »

Obama’s HHS Secretary Gives Sweetheart Deal to Firm Linked with Medical Data Scheme

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Sylvia Burwell] Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell awarded a rarely used open-ended sole-source contract to a firm whose corporate owners were embroiled in a $400 million fraudulent medical data scheme that cheated doctors and consumers, according to a Daily Caller... more »

Report: Russia Is Running Out of Energy to Bully Countries

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A natural gas pipeline commissioned in 2009 that runs north to south through Russia.] Russia's energy empire, built upon its vast oil and natural gas reserves, may be collapsing under its own weight. Radio Free Europe's daily podcast claims Russia is running "out of energy." "Miles of unused gas pipes worth $1.8 billion euros lay... more »

Vatican’s ‘Climate Change’ Light Show Skipped the Most Endangered Species of All — the Unborn Child

LifeSiteNews/John-Henry Westen at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: St. Peter's 2 - 400] I just watched the rather spectacular light show at the Vatican featuring some of the most dazzling graphics imaginable broadcast onto the facade and dome of St. Peter's Basilica. It's hard to criticize something with so much artistry and beauty.... Continue reading *“Vatican’s ‘Climate Change’ Light Show Skipped the Most Endangered Species of All — the Unborn Child”* at *lifesitenews.com*.


Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago

The Compelling Research on Diversity

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
SCOTUS is about to hear the Fisher v. University of Texas appeal, and the American Educational Research Association has just released a press kit to help the public understand the issues involved in supporting policy to assure diversity in schools, whether college or kindergarten. *Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin II * *Research Supporting the Compelling Interest in Diversity* Angelo Ancheta, J.D., M.P.A. One of the key questions that the U.S. Supreme Court may address in Fisher v. University of Texas is whether the University’s interest in promoting student body diversi... more »

Canada Investigates Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Canada has launched a long-awaited inquiry into the murder or disappearance of hundreds of indigenous women and girls. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised a “total renewal” of the country’s relationship with its aboriginal population. The move marks a political U-turn from the policies of Stephen Harper, Trudeau’s predecessor. Harper refused to launch an investigation into the murders and missing people despite the UN voicing its concerns over the disproportionate number of cases. Press TV reports: “The victims deserve justice, their families an opportunity to heal and to be hea... more »

Breaking Down IS’s Latest Car Bomb Campaign In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq is in the middle of the latest Islamic State car bomb campaign. It started in May 2015 and has been characterized by over 100 vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) per month. The new wave coincides with the end of major offensive operations by the group as well as IS being thrown on the defensive in Anbar and Salahaddin. The joint forces have also improved their abilities to cope with these types of attacks mostly via the use of anti-tank missiles. That’s led to the vast majority of these devices being destroyed in the last few months. It’s unknown how many more ... more »

Argentina: Air Force Discloses UFO Sighting Cases

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
Source: Planeta UFO and Fuente: AIM Digital http://www.aimdigital.com.ar/2015/12/la-fuerza-aerea-develo-casos-de-avistamientos-ovnis/ Date: 8 December 2015 *Argentina: Air Force Discloses UFO Sighting Cases* The CEFA (Comission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena), attached to the Argentinean Air Force (AAF), which looks into the possible causes of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) within Argentinean air space, published the results of cases reported from November 2014 to November 2015. Andrea Perez Simondini, Director of CEFORA, informed AIM that the organization under her care ... more »

Protesting American Terrorism

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
From the point of view of the generals, the bombing of a Kunduz, Afghanistan charity hospital in October was a tragedy and the result of a series of unfortunate events and botched communications. Mistakes were made, leaves of absence were ordered. No outside investigation was deemed necessary, and no criminal charges are pending. From the point of view of the people victimized by that attack, the destruction of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was an act of pure terror and aggression. Not satisfied with the attempted whitewashing by the Obama administration and Pentagon of t... more »

Pentagon: Donald Trump's Call For A Moratorium On Muslim Immigration Will Aid The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*VOA/Reuters*:* Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Undermines US Security, Pentagon Says* The Pentagon warned on Tuesday against fueling the Islamic State's narrative of a U.S. war with Islam, in a swipe at rhetoric by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that has triggered outrage around the world. Trump, the Republican front-runner for the November 2016 presidential election, has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States. On Tuesday, he compared his plan to the World War II detainment of Japanese-Americans. *WNU Editor: *Here is an easy prediction .... this debate is... more »

Flood of Cubans Rushing to Enter U.S. Hits Wall in Central America

NPR at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: An American flag towel dries at the shelter for Cuban migrants in La Cruz, Costa Rica. U.S. officials say they have no intention of changing laws that generally allow Cubans who reach American soil to stay, but those fleeing the island are doubtful.] In one of the largest waves of Cuban migration in decades, more than 70,000 have fled the island this year, rushing to the U.S. out of fear that its preferential policy toward those escaping the Castro regime might change. This... Continue reading *“Flood of Cubans Rushing to Enter U.S. Hits Wall in Central America”* at *npr.org*.

Irish Nuns Claim They Were Told To Destroy Files On Child Vaccine Trials

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The order that ran the Bessborough mother and baby home in County Cork, claim that they were instructed in 2013 to destroy “all documents” it held in relation to vaccine trials carried out on children. The Catholic nuns have said that instruction was issued by the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (CICA), who deny the accusation. The CICA were examining the vaccine trials until legal action halted the investigation. Nuns at Mother and baby home in Ireland Irish Central reports: The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary made this claim, through their lawyers, in a lette... more »

World News Briefs -- December 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Time:* *Time Person of The Year Angela Merkel* Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood. The girl who would grow up to be called the most powerful woman in the world came of age in a glade dappled by the northern sun and shadowed by tall pines. Her family’s house stood three stories, and the steep rake of its tile roof held an attic window in the shape of a half-open eye. Strangers walked on the paths below, passing residents who often moved at curious gaits. Cries of anguish were sometimes ... more »

Argentina: Raul Baigorri Discusses UFOs in Caleta Olivia

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and El Patagónicohttp://www.elpatagonico.com/raul-baigorri-expuso-ovnis-caleta-olivia-n1457798* Date: 8 December 2015 *Argentina: Raul Baigorri Discusses UFOs in Caleta Olivia* A meeting of writers took place in Caleta Olivia. The initiative, called "Knowing our own history" (Conociendo nuestra historia) featured writer Raul Baigorri, who discussed the subject of UFOs. He was invited by author Ernesto Allende and presented his book *Misterios Pendientes* (Pending Mysteries) and highlighted the considerable amount of public interest. "The book is very timely ... more »

Who Needs A Pack Of GOP Cowards Too Scared To Face Down Trumpf?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Why are so many cowardly Republican elected officials afraid to take on Trumpf as he leads their party into classic fascism? I mean have you heard a word about Trumpf from Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley? Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson? Missouri Senator Roy Blunt? New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte? We *have* heard from Ohio Senator Rob Portman, though. He told *The Hill* he'd vote for Trumpf. These cowards are too cowed by a toupee-wearing bully with a loud mouth to save their own party and they expect voters to trust them with protecting America? At least Colorado freshmen Senator Cor... more »

Investigation into CT scan paper reveals plagiarism

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A paper on the quality of computed tomography (CT) images of the human body didn’t stand up to a close examination. It’s been retracted after an investigation found that it plagiarized work from two publications and a poster by another researcher. The text in the Journal of the Korean Physical Society paper was taken from work by Kenneth Weiss, a […] The post Investigation into CT scan paper reveals plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Australia Police Search Home of Man Named as Bitcoin Founder

KRISTEN GELINEAU at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: bitcoin] SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian police on Wednesday raided the home and business premises of a man that technology news sites have claimed is the founder of virtual currency bitcoin. A statement from the Australian Federal Police said the searches were...more »

Clinton Intervened for Firm after Request from Son-in-Law

STEPHEN BRAUN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 29: Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner at the Radisson Hotel November 29, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The dinner is held annually by the New Hampshire Democratic Party. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials, according to the recently released Clinton emails.... more »

Socialism Takes Historic Beating in Venezuela Election: Here’s Why

Powerline at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pro-freedom Venezuelans] We have chronicled the catastrophic collapse of socialism in Venezuela here and in many other posts. Government control over the economy, beginning with liberal hero Hugo Chavez and continuing under his successor, Nicolas Maduro, resulted in poverty for pretty much... Continue reading *“Socialism Takes Historic Beating in Venezuela Election: Here’s Why”* at *powerlineblog.com*.

Terrorists are a Real Threat. What about Government with a Blank Check?

Townhall/John Stossel at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Terrrorism security] What should we do about terrorism? Politicians’ tendency when people are scared is to keep expanding government. The Department of Homeland Security is now nearly twice the size it was when it was created in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 After... Continue reading *“Terrorists are a Real Threat. What about Government with a Blank Check?”* at *townhall.com*.

Is The Honister Rain Gauge Accurate?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Old Bloke left a very interesting comment on the “record” rainfall total at Honister, where the rain gauge is operated by the Environment Agency: So, was it a record or wasn’t it? The claim is that in Honister, Cumbria, an Environment Agency rain gauge recorded a record in the […]

Jeremy Corbyn hero-worships murderous thugs like Hoxha because he's a cowardly wimp per Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
John McTernan is apparently not a huge fan of Jeremy Corbyn: 'That's the problem. It isn't adult behaviour to describe a vicious dictator like Hoxha – a man who immiserated and brutalised his country – as a "tough ruler". But it is revealing. It is adolescent. And that is the key to why Corbyn praises men of violence. He is a classic wimp who worships the viciousness of which he is personally utterly incapable. Chavez, Castro, Mao, the Provisional IRA, Hamas and Hizbollah – all have their place in the Corbynite pantheon of politics. At first it appeared that this was mere misjudge... more »

This U.S. College Just Banned Christmas Songs

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: The annual Tree Lighting on the James Madison University campus. The term Christmas Tree is not used by the public school to avoid publicly endorsing the Christian religion.] James Madison University (JMU), a public university in Virginia, banned a student group from singing a religiously themed Christmas carol, but then allowed a Jewish group to publicly light a giant menorah. Last Friday, JMU rang in the holiday period by... more »

Angela Merkel Named TIME’s Person of the Year

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Angela Merkel, Germany] NEW YORK (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis. “Leaders are tested only when people don’t... more »

The San Bernardino California Shooting Is A Fraud: Another BOMBSHELL! Newspapers In Canada Issued Their Articles On "Shooting" With Time Stamps Of The Day BEFORE It Occurred (?!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I am continuing to get some emails and comments about this latest fraud shooting... And in many cases, commentators have sent me information and links that further blows this latest fraud to hell... I want to thank them personally for their continued efforts and all I can say is.. Keep it up!! I was just sent some important information about this fraud shooting last night and I definitely want to share that information with all of my own readers here, for it again is absolutely mind blowing... For according to the following links to two major newspaper outlets here in Canada, the TIM... more »

The Return of The Just Society?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
https://www.tagthebird.com/ Yesterday, Justin Trudeau's Liberals took the first steps toward establishing an inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal Women. Those actions, and the mandate Trudeau has given his Minister of Justice -- Jody Wilson-Raybould -- are clear signs that Canadian justice policy has undergone a radical shift. Rosemary Cairns Way writes: The mandate letter highlights the problem of the increasing incarceration rate of Indigenous Canadians (they represent 23 per cent of the federally incarcerated and just 4 per... more »

Democrat’s Best Weapon: Trump

Mona Charen at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] The dictionary defines “bogeyman” as “an imaginary evil spirit, referred to typically to frighten children.” Hello, Donald Trump. It’s not clear whether he set out intentionally to elect Hillary Clinton, but there is little question that he could not be... more »

China has 60 Billion Reasons to Worry about Venezuela’s Election Results

J.P. Carroll at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Photo taken November 25, 2015 shows William Ojeda, a candidate of the ruling socialist party, giving a speech at one of the poorest and most populous places of Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.] Venezuela's most recent election jeopardizes an estimated $60 billion China dumped into the country, according to experts. "China is undoubtedly concerned about the results of the recent elections in Venezuela, especially to the extent that a stronger role for the opposition... more »

Supreme Court Hears Texas Affirmative Action Challenge

MARK SHERMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Attorney Bert Rein (L), speaks to the media while standing with plaintiff Abigail Noel Fisher (R), after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in her case on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court heard oral arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the second time, the Supreme Court is hearing a white Texan’s challenge to the use of race in college admissions. Abigail Fisher has been out of college since 2012, but the j... more »

Dozens Killed in Ongoing Taliban Attack on Afghan Airport

MIRWAIS KHAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Afghanistan - 900] KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban assault on an airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar that has been underway for nearly 24 hours has killed 37 people, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. A ministry statement said another 35...more »

GAIA PORTAL: Ultracousticals permeate Gaia inhabitants of all levels

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Ultracousticals permeate Gaia inhabitants of all levels* by ÉirePort Ultracousticals permeate Gaia inhabitants of all levels. Forced withdrawals accompany the shadow operators. Expansions of ring energetics is called. Seasons of elevations are upon the hu-beings. Carillons sound the call. ÉirePort | December 9, 2015 at 08:08 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-wt

Archived news articles about Denis Rancourt

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 16 hours ago
News coverage and interviews with media TVO - The Agenda, April 10, 2009. [see more videos on the VIDEOS page.] [Other media include Commentary, Magazine Features, Videos, Blogs (see main menu options)] Spencer Van Dyk, "U of O urged not to sue", The Fulcrum, 4 September 2013. Karen Birchard and Jennifer Lewington, "A Self-Proclaimed Dissident Riles Up Canadian Academe", The Chronicle of

Archived magazine features about Denis Rancourt

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 16 hours ago
Magazine Features about Denis Rancourt 2010.January-February, This Magazine (Toronto) : Re-making the grade 2009.March, Le Deliberant (french, Ottawa) : Le cas Rancourt 2009.February, Centre Town News (Ottawa) : Portrait - Fighting for academic freedom 2008.spring, Glue Magazine (Ottawa) : Ottawa Anarchists 2007.September, Ottawa Magazine : This City - Freethinking professor 2006.Nov-Dec

Archived notes on the scientific work of Denis Rancourt

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 16 hours ago
Scientific work Dr. Denis G. Rancourt, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.… was a Full Professor with tenure in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa, a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics, and a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre, when he was fired under false pretext on March 31, 2009. (Read his statement about his dismissal HERE.) As a

Some Media Interviews with Denis Rancourt

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 16 hours ago
Interviews 2014-09-16::: "Prof. Denis Rancourt: The United States Supports Israel for Constant Bloodletting in the Middle East" - FARS News Agency, Tehran, Iran 2013-03-20::: "A man against grading", The Times of India, Education Times section "Western freedom-lovers cry truth" report and interview with Denis Rancourt - Quds News Agency, Tehran, Iran Questioning Foundations: An

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
BBC *Brian McManus, VICE News*: *How Many 'Boots on the Ground' Would It Take to Defeat ISIS?* Though President Barack Obama announced the US would send 50 special forces troops to Syria in October, and though America, along with several other NATO nations, has stepped up anti-ISIS operations in the region, many Americans still aren't satisfied. The Republican candidates have called out Obama as being weak when it comes to the Islamic State (without having much in the way of concrete policy alternatives), and a new poll released Monday found that a majority of Americans want to se... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Christian religious assemblies for children should be scrapped along with segregation of pupils by faith says ex-High Court judge* *Stupid old bag* Christian religious assemblies for schoolchildren should be scrapped along with the segregation of pupils by faith, according to an ex-High Court Judge. The radical changes are proposed by the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, led by Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, and also include an overhaul of the teaching of faith to make it more reflective of multicultural Britain. Currently all state schools are l... more »

Ban Trump?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
All this ridicule and condemnation over Donald Trump’s *“We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives”* is just too, too, ‘deja vu all over again’. This time, because Trump is a potential POTUS (well, we all laughed when Jeremy Corbyn put his name forward) - this time round the response isn’t so much ‘amused’ as ‘indignant’. However, quite a few people don’t think his remark is all that far-fetched. It does occur to me that even if the police don’t actually fear for their lives, there must be a reason why they h... more »

House Tightens Controls on Visa-Free Travel to U.S.

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Visa Passport] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Driven by the Paris terror attacks, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to tighten controls on travel to the U.S. and require visas for anyone who’s been in Iraq or Syria in the previous five years. The legislation... more »

3rd Attacker in Paris Concert Massacre ID’d as French Muslim Who Traveled to Syria to Fight, Then Returned

LORI HINNANT & NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, Storm] PARIS (AP) -- The third gunman who terrorized Paris’ Bataclan concert hall before being killed last month in the attack was identified Wednesday as a Frenchman who left for Syria in 2013. The development came after his mother received a... more »

In ISIS Stronghold, Residents Trapped in ‘Sealed Casket’ as Iraqi Forces Close In

Yahoo News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Iraqi human shields] BAGHDAD (Reuters) – As Iraqi forces close in on the western city of Ramadi, thousands of civilians are effectively being held hostage inside by Islamic State militants who want to use them as human shields. Iraqi forces cut the hardline... Continue reading *“In ISIS Stronghold, Residents Trapped in ‘Sealed Casket’ as Iraqi Forces Close In”* at *yahoo.com*.

Putin’s Foe, Khodorkovsky: Revolution in Russia Is Inevitable

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of Open Russia, speaks on "Russia's Strategic Interest with the West," at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, June 17, 2015. Prior to his arrest in 2003, Khodorkovsky, one of the Kremlin's most prominent critics, was the head of Yukos, one of Russia's largest oil producers, and an increasingly outspoken critic of corruption in Russia. Khodorkovsky was arrested, charged with fraud and tax evasion, and sentenced to nine years in prison, prolonged to eleven after the second trial. Khodorkovsky, who was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnest... more »

Essays and articles by Denis Rancourt

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 16 hours ago
Book released in January 2013::: "Hierarchy and free expression in the fight against racism" Grouped by topic::: Links to Denis Rancourt's essays about the student condition and student liberation Grouped by topic::: All essays about health or medicine (label "medical" at Activist Teacher) Grouped by topic::: All essays about Israel / Israel Lobby / Palestine / Gaza  (label "Israel" at


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Climate non-change: Global carbon dioxide emissions stall for second year in a row* *This is a horror story for the Warmists. What if CO2 levels stabilize naturally? What would be left for Warmists to do? What if nature stabilizes CO2 levels without any sacrifice from people? How then could Warmists justify all their calls for economic upheaval? So they are frantically trying to blame China and anything else they can think of to create the impression that this "pause" is temporary too.Blaming China is an act of desperation. China is just one part of the world and the ... more »

How Many Muslims Are Serving In The U.S. Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News:* *More than 5,000 Muslims Serving in US Military, Pentagon Says* Despite recent rhetoric against the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam has contributed a great deal to the U.S., including in the military, Defense Department figures show. Muslims have played an essential part in guarding the homeland and fighting for its interests in war-torn countries the world over, fighting in all major U.S. wars, including the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, according to military officials. More recently, Muslims have also served in the Gulf War, I... more »

New Russian Military Satellite Is Lost After Launch

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Russia’s Soyuz 2-1v rocket blasted off at 1409 GMT (9:09 a.m. EST) Saturday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense *SpaceFlight Now:* *New Russian military satellite declared lost* A Russian defense payload built to monitor maritime activity, and possibly track the movements of submarines, is stuck to the upper stage of its rocket after launching Saturday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, multiple Russian news agencies reported. The Kanopus ST spacecraft is still attached to the Volga upper stage of a modified Soyuz rocket that was suppose... more »

Walter Cruttenden - Precession Avoiding Sirius - The Lost Star Of Myth And Time?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
We are a lost race, a lost knowledge, a lost star... Precession of the equinoxes, perihelion precession, changes in the tilt of Earth's axis to its orbit, and the eccentricity of its orbit over tens of thousands of years are all important parts of the astronomical theory of ice ages. *"A companion star is THE ONE STAR that doesn't undergo Precession..."* Walter Cruttenden. It appears precession is speeding up or slowing down over the Long Day i.e. the 24,000 years of the Processing Day, and that's only fully explained by the BSC or Binary Star Concept and this video points the fi... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( December 9 , 2015 ) - Europe In Focus ( Refugee crisis continues to produce death on the high seas / Dangerous conditions also continue in Greece & Germany ...... Russia & Ukraine items of note ...... Spain Election items ....... ECB / IMF items ...... German data / news of the day - Trade data disappoints / Merkel popularity slips further / Labor costs data ) ....... Asia In Focus ( News and Data from - Overview - Asia risk markets slip on stress across commodity complex. China CPI stronger than feared. Additional items of note from China , Japan , Indonesia , India , South Korea , Singapore )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Europe....... Evening wrap........... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1h 1 hour ago fred walton Retweeted Hugo Dixon Spot on ! fred walton added, *Hugo Dixon* @Hugodixon The EU’s hypocrisy on Turkey. My column @POLITICOEurope http://www. politico.eu/article/eu-hyp ocrisy-turkey-accession-negotiations-membership-human-rights/ … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h2 hours ago Anglo's Shadow Hangs Over Glencore Investor Day as Shorts Circle http:// bloom.bg/1R9oGlC via @*business* *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Natasha Doff... more »

I would bet: Sydney climate skeptic is the father of the Bitcoin

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
*Update: Motherboard claims that some PGP keys were backdated which would indicate deliberate deception in the evidence. I can't verify either claims.* Hours ago, Wired and Gizmodo published nontrivial evidence (Gizmodo goes well beyond Wired) indicating that an unknown Sydney-based genius named Craig Steven Wright (*1970) is the person (or the boss of the persons) behind the fictitious name Satoshi Nakamoto "who" authored the Bitcoin, the world's most famous cryptocurrency. Dave Kleiman, an American who died in 2013 (after being a wheelchair-bound forensics nerd since a 1995 motor... more »

San Bernardino Shooter May Have Planned a 2012 Attack, Officials Say

CNN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Syed Farook] (CNN)Investigators believe San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook may have been plotting an earlier attack in California with someone else, two U.S. officials said. One of the officials said the two conspired in 2012 and a specific target was considered.... Continue reading *“San Bernardino Shooter May Have Planned a 2012 Attack, Officials Say”* at *cnn.com*.

Why Flood Defence Is A Myth

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://theconversation.com/total-flood-defence-is-a-myth-we-must-learn-to-live-with-the-water-22670 In the light of recent flooding, there was a highly relevant, and thoughtful, article in The Conversation, just after the Somerset floods in 2014, by Professor Keith Beven of Lancaster University: Floods happen. Rivers have always inundated their floodplains and the sea has always tried to reclaim […]

New U.S. Stealth Destroyer Underway In First Sea Trials (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Watch the US Navy's largest ever 'stealth' destroyer put through its paces in first sea trials - and radical design could be first to be fitted with RAILGUN that can fire a shell over 100 miles at 5,400mph* * The USS Zumwalt launched from Bath Iron Works in Maine on Monday morning * The 600-foot-long destroyer cruised along the Kennebec River to the Atlantic on its first voyage * The ship, which weighs 15,000 tons, has taken four years to build at an estimated cost of $4.3 billion * Ship is the first created by the Navy that could one day support a railgun The Navy ... more »

The Toxic Agriculture Of Monsanto And Big Agribusiness vs Agroecology Rooted In Communities And Locally Owned

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 18 hours ago
*RINF, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research* Request for support - click here *"We are being far too kind to industrialised agriculture. The private > sector has endorsed it, but it has failed to feed the world, it has > contributed to major environmental contamination and misuse of natural > resources. It's time we switched more attention, public funds and policy > measures to agroecology, to replace the old model as soon as possible." Dr > David Fig, Biowatch, South Africa* Based on the results on his farm in Gujarat, Indian farmer and campaigner Bhaskar Save demonstr... more »

John Trudell Passes to Spirit World

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 18 hours ago
Master Poet John Trudell Passed to the Spirit World. Prayers for a Good Journey Bunky Echo Hawk stayed up all night to paint this tribute. Thank you to Bunky. Thank you to John, a visionary and pathfinder. We will miss your voice.

The Islamic State Is Learning That The Russians And The French Do Not Follow U.S. Rules Of Engagement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Twitter *Strategy Page*: *Leadership: Something Bad Happened In 2009* After the November 13 ISIL attacks in Paris France decided to greatly increase its aerial bombing in Syria. Since France had worked with the United States before in fighting ISIL and both were NATO members, the Americans were asked to help with finding targets to hit. The French quickly discovered that the Americans had discovered many valuable ISIL targets that they had not hit because there was some risk of hurting civilians. French intelligence officers (in charge of identifying targets) were surprised as it ... more »

After San Bernardino and Paris, It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: San Bernardino Memorial-900] It's uncomfortable to accept that terrorists have declared war on the free world. After recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., and Paris, however, we have no choice but to accept it. Monday marked the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor:... more »

Prophet Baba Vanga Predicts That ISIS Conquers Europe In 2016

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A blind prophet from Bulgaria dubbed the “Nostradamus from the Balkans” made a series of dire predictions about the world from the year 2016 onwards – and it’s not looking good. Prophet Baba Vanga, who died aged 85 in 1996, had accurately foretold 9/11, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, and the Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster, as well as predict the rise of ISIS all before they happened. In a series of chilling predictions relating to next year, Baba Vanga had said that Europe would be invaded by Muslims extremists in 2016 which would result in a catastrophic chemical warfare being... more »

Over 50 Countries Found Guilty Of Aiding CIA Torture Program

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Human rights activists and lawyers went to the European Parliament to protest Europe’s role in the CIA detention, rendition, and torture program. Extraordinary rendition and detention is when a detainee is transferred to the custody of another country without a legal process. At least 54 countries, including 21 European nations, were found by the Open Society Justice Initiative to have enabled the CIA by allowing travel through an airbase, having illegally transferred detainees into US hands for the purpose of interrogation or torture. Some of these countries were found to have host... more »

US Army Officer: 'It Will Take 10 Years To Recapture Mosul From The Islamic State'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Zero Hedge:** It Will Take 10 Years To Recapture Mosul From ISIS, US Army Officer Says* When Mosul fell to ISIS in June of 2014, the world was shocked that the group - which at that juncture, was just beginning to make a name for itself - could possibly have overrun the US-trained and armed Iraqi army to take control of the country’s second-largest city. "The city fell like a plane without an engine," a Mosul businessman who fled to Erbil said at the time. "They were firing their weapons into the air, but no one was shooting at them." That account reinforces the notion that the ... more »

A Churchill-like Moment

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Winston Churchill by G. Harington] LONDON -- Wisdom can often be found in unexpected places. During debate in the House of Commons on whether Britain should join the U.S. and Russia in bombing ISIS targets in Syria, Hilary Benn, the shadow foreign secretary of the... more »

Now We Come To A Time Of Great Tribulation - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
Art by John Finn *Now we come to a time of great tribulation. The leaders of your world refuse to lead, rather they follow those who promise economic or financial gain, with no thought of how this will effect the everyday living of their local citizens. One will come who seeks to unite all nations, but will fail as all who seek political or economic power have failed throughout time. * *Man can no longer think in a selfish manner, with no regard for the other. Now is a time of great possibility. As old social and economic structures begin to deteriorate, new systems will begin to de... more »

Paris Stunned As Scientists Debunk Climate Change Hysteria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
An international team of scientists have stunned attendees at the UN’s climate change conference in Paris recently by debunking claims that global warming is man-made. The scientists say that while the science refutes the UN’s claim that man-made carbon emissions are to blame for global warming, they claim that the UN is pressing ahead with its sinister ‘climate regime’ agenda, which includes: destroying industrial civilization, propping up kleptocrats with Western tax funds, and seizing control of the global economy under the guise of regulating the immensely beneficial “gas of l... more »

Turkey To Impose Sanctions On Russia, Says Turkish PM

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that Turkey is ready to retaliate against Russian sanctions by imposing their own ones on Russia. According to the Turkish PM, parliament have discussed the issue and are considering what sanctions to impose. Pravdareport.com reports: At the same time, Davutoglu said that Ankara hoped to overcome the crisis with Russia and avoid such measures. “Turkey is not the country, for which one can create problems by acting so. Should we deem it necessary, we will introduce our own sanctions in return,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu sai... more »

Hillary Doesn't Understand That The Business Model Of Her Wall Street Allies Is Fraud

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has solicited and gobbled up immense amounts of money from Wall Street banksters. I doubt they give her so much because of her bubbly personality. The times I met her she struck me as a real uptight cold fish. But since she first ran for the U.S. Senator in 2000, the Financial Sector has ponied up $36,846,987 to support her political career. So far her presidential campaign has taken in $5,587,345 from the banksters. All the Wall Street criminals who should be behind bars are among her top donors, from Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase to Bank of America and the l... more »

Combi Infant Shuttle Travel System Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
*Welcome to the Combi Infant Shuttle Travel System Giveaway, *hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro Do you have a new baby on the way? If so, a quality travel system is probably at the top of your wish list. The Combi Shuttle Travel System combines the classic Shuttle Infant Car Seat with the Shuttle Stroller to create a comfortable and convenient solution for busy families. The infant car seat provides deep side wings with True-Safe side impact protection for safe crash force distribution and a built-in anti-rebound bar to minimize rotational forces in front and rear collis... more »

Congressional Report: Gaining The Release Of Bowe Bergdahl With 5 Top Taliban Leaders Was Done Purely For Political Reasons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
YouTube *Shane Harris & Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast*: *Congress: Bowe Bergdahl Swap Was FUBAR* *The Pentagon insists that trading an American captive for five Taliban fighters was the ‘best deal we could get.’ An unreleased congressional report says that’s nonsense.* A new congressional report is critical of the Obama administration’s decision to trade five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. And the report ascribes a political motivation to the prisoner swap, according to two sources familiar with the document’s contents. Administration offic... more »

UAH AMSU: 2015 third warmest, 0.15 °C/decade is "fair"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Roy Spencer mentions a fact that many of us have calculated using their dataset, too: the year 2015 will almost certainly be the 3rd warmest year on the UAH AMSU satellite record, after 1998 and 2010. This ranking significantly differs from the surface temperature records which seem to display a positive (or noticeably faster) temperature trend and that will indisputably classify 2015 as the warmest year. The temperature anomaly of 1998 was about 0.48 °C; it was 0.35 °C in 2010. For 2015 so far, assuming the December will be close to the November, the reading is about 0.26 °C whi... more »

U.S. To Conduct 'Serious Review' Of Latest Iran Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*New York Times*: *U.S. Cautious on Iran Missile Test Claim* WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing another difficult choice with Iran: As Tehran takes apart much of its nuclear infrastructure to win sanctions relief, how vocally should the White House condemn Iranian violations of United Nations resolutions on other issues? Based on the first responses Tuesday to reports that Iran had conducted yet another launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, the answer appears to be not very loudly. Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, said that Wa... more »

Polchinski and string theory to the rescue

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Joe Polchinski was invited to the Munich conference about the "falsifiability under the light of string theory". He was the only participant who attended the meeting through a wormhole at arXiv.org where he posted String theory to the rescue, a wonderful philosophical essay with a story, an essay of the kind that should be winning all the "quantum gravity essay contests" except that the organizers almost never manage to receive contestants that would be this good. Joe had to ask a speaker to present the paper – a random Nobel prize winner, David Gross, was good enough for the job. ... more »

Dec. 8: I have so much material today that....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 22 hours ago
...I can't possibly get it all in. So, first let's deal with the Irving press because that won't take long. On B1 we find the story that the New Brunswick government lied to us. It didn't put Dr. Cleary on leave; it fired her. And, despite the high level of trust and respect she enjoys among the population of this province, the government won't tell us why it fired her. And if they told us, I wouldn't believe them because the Gallant government - like Conservative government that preceded it and the Graham government that preceded the Conservatives - is now a pack of proven liars. ... more »

BWorld 30, Tourism and airport transfer at NAIA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 22 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last December 03, 2015. Tourism provides income and creates jobs for many economies in the world. Singapore, for instance, attracts foreign visitors two times its population size while Hong Kong gets visitors four times the number of its residents. The Philippines, being detached from the Asian mainland and an archipelago, does not get enough foreign visitors compared to its neighbors in the region. Thus, while one can take land transportation from Thailand to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, or from Malaysia to Singapore, it cannot be done in the ... more »

Election 18, On Duterte's killing field of 1,700 murders

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
Of the 5 declared and serious Presidential candidates for the PH elections in May 2016, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the most controversial, most drama-filled, most sensational. Why? These headlines today in major newspapers in Manila are self-explanatory. From a city government-sponsored murders to state-sponsored murders if he becomes President. The PDP-Laban party's standard bearer is a self-confessed murderer of 1,700 people. Even if it's a joke, it's a shameless joke. The man is laughing at the claimed 700 murders, *small time daw*. He publicly, explicitly, categori... more »

China Has A Plan To Absorb North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Strategy Page*: *Peacekeeping: Chinese Plans For Absorbing North Korea* China and South Korea are both quite uneasy about the prospect of the North Korean government collapsing. This is by both as a question of when not if as the economy and public support for the hereditary dictatorship in North Korea continues to decline. Unless the North Korean leadership makes some fundamental, and long opposed, changes the government control of the country will collapse. Both China and South Korea say they should take over but neither is enthusiastic about actually doing so. According to opini... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Wreath Dedication* Wreaths adorn the USS Arizona Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2015, where a remembrance ceremony was held to honor survivors and those who lost their lives in the attacks on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Troutman

North Korean Sub Damaged During Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Free Beacon: **North Korean Submarine Damaged in Missile Test* Setback for Pyongyang’s missile sub program. North Korea’s first submarine capable of firing missiles underwater suffered serious damage during a failed test launch last month, according to defense officials. The Sinpo-class submarine attempted to launch North Korea’s KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile during a test Nov. 28 in the Sea of Japan, but officials said the missile failed to properly eject from its firing tube, causing damage to the submarine and its sail. Details of the damage were not d... more »

Chicago Police Scandal Highlights Problems with One-Party Rule

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rahm Emanuel - 900] For a moment at least, the biggest political beneficiary of the shootings in San Bernardino wasn’t a presidential candidate or terrorist group. It was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The killing spree in Southern California distracted the national press at precisely... more »

A Must Read Report On China's Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese Military Parade (YouTube) *Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest:* *The Chinese Military Report You Missed (But Need to Read, Now)* Okay, so coming in at a beefy 631 pages,* the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s (USCC) annual report* might not exactly be a light read. However, for those of us on the hunt for the latest non-classified, open-source material on China’s military there appear to be several important data points worth seeking out. Truth be told, the entire report is not about Beijing’s mighty military, with the bulk of the report detailing U.S.... more »

UPDATED: Trump--just another pressure release valve in the US (s)election process...OR????

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: December 9, 2015* Trump is annoyed that *TIME magazine,* the irrelevant Zionist/CIA mouthpiece picked Angela Merkel as TIME "person of the year" instead of him. This is another indication that he is *NOT* a factotum of the neocon. Trump's poll numbers rise 8% AFTER he makes anti-muslim statement *Trump calls for "total and complete shut down of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what's going on. We have no choice."* Trump, with his recent incendiary statements about Muslims and 9/11...could be doing what *Ron Paul did bef...more »

Dueling Rightwing & Muslim FALSE FLAGS: Rightwingers & Muslims Need To Band Together Against FALSE FLAGS

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 1 day ago
Who will tell the emperor he has no clothes? More and more people around the world are waking up to the fact that there is overwhelming evidence that these "mass shootings" are staged government FALSE FLAGS. The mainstream media will NEVER question the "official story" of a mass shooting, even when the first question should always be: WAS IT A FALSE FLAG BY THE GOVERNMENT? No matter how many questions there are about the "official story" that people have, they will NEVER ask or explore them. In fact, they will go out of the way to push the "official story" and ignore or ridicule ... more »

Ex-wife and Kids of Stone Temple Pilots Singer Brutally Honest About his Drug Addiction

Rockfeed at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Scott Weiland - 400] December 3rd, 2015 is not the day Scott Weiland died. It is the official day the public will use to mourn him, and it was the last day he could be propped up in front of a microphone for the financial... Continue reading *“Ex-wife and Kids of Stone Temple Pilots Singer Brutally Honest About his Drug Addiction”* at *rockfeed.net*.

Socialism Routed in Venezuela, Opposition Wins Supermajority in National Assembly

JOSHUA GOODMAN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Venezuela] CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela’s opposition won a key two-thirds majority in the National Assembly in legislative voting, according to final results released Tuesday, dramatically strengthening its hand in any bid to wrest power from President Nicolas Maduro after 17... more »

Rand Paul Now Pushing an Immigration Policy More Restrictive than Trump’s

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rand Paul - 900] In a teleconference with pastors Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul expressed a position on immigration Tuesday that may go beyond even the controversial stand of Donald Trump. Where Trump is pushing for a temporary halt on Muslim immigration, Paul told a group of pastors he... more »

What Do You Do When ISIS Steals Your Antiwar Art to Recruit Members?

The Washington Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: antiwar art] Toy photographer Brian McCarty was recently poking around a site aimed at tracking unauthorized commercial usage of his art when he found something unsettling: The Islamic State appeared to have ripped off his work, Photoshopped it a bit and turned it into recruiting propaganda.... Continue reading *“What Do You Do When ISIS Steals Your Antiwar Art to Recruit Members?”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

5-Year-Old Autistic Child has Extraordinary Mental Powers and Psychic Abilities

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Phillip Schneider* - The extraordinary mental capacities of this child serve as a reminder of how little we actually know about the human mind. The post 5-Year-Old Autistic Child has Extraordinary Mental Powers and Psychic Abilities appeared first on Waking Times.

Turkey's Role In Europe's Migration Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gregg Roman and Gary C. Gambill, The Hill: **Turkey’s human wave assault on the West* For months, Western policymakers have agonized over what to do with the masses of Sunni Muslim migrants flooding Europe by the boatload, particularly Syrians. Largely missing from this discussion is the question of why this flood is happening. For starters, it doesn’t have much to do directly with the civil war in Syria or the rise of ISIS. The vast majority of the 886,662 migrants who illegally entered Europe this year embarked from Turkey, a little over half of them Syrians who took shelter ... more »

Iraq's 48 Hour Ultimatum To Turkey To Pull Back It's Troops Has Expired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Iraq at U.N. plays down dispute with Turkey over troop deployment* Iraq asked NATO on Tuesday to put pressure on alliance member Turkey to withdraw its troops immediately from northern Iraq after Ankara said it would not deploy any more but refused to pull out those already there. The arrival of a heavily armed Turkish contingent near the frontline close to Mosul has added yet another controversial deployment to a war against Islamic State that has drawn in most of the world's major powers. "NATO must use its authority to urge Turkey to withdraw immediately from Iraqi... more »

Poll: 68% of Trump’s Supporters Would Vote for Him if He Bolts the GOP

USA Today at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Trump's supporters] WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump not only continues to lead the Republican presidential field in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll. The overwhelming majority of his supporters also say they would vote for him if he bolted the GOP and ran... Continue reading *“Poll: 68% of Trump’s Supporters Would Vote for Him if He Bolts the GOP”* at *usatoday.com*.

Two Christian Schools Denied Request to Pray Over PA System at State Football Championship

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Football huddle] Representatives of two Christian high schools in Florida were not allowed to say a prayer over a loudspeaker before a state championship game. Cambridge Christian School in Tampa and University Christian School in Jacksonville agreed to have a public prayer said... more »

Rubio-Backer Funding Major Effort to Revoke Support for Marriage in GOP Platform

The Pulse 2016 at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: marriage] A powerfully funded pro-gay marriage movement is organizing within the Republican Party to take support for our classic understanding of marriage out of the Republican Party platform, reports the Washington Blade, a leading gay newspaper. The group Platform Reform is a... Continue reading *“Rubio-Backer Funding Major Effort to Revoke Support for Marriage in GOP Platform”* at *thepulse2016.com*.

Tory flood defence cuts is a long way from “fixing the roof while the sun is shining”

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
SOURCE TELEGRAPH: Storm Desmond Floods 'made worse after hundreds of flood defence schemes shelved' Flooding which brought chaos to Britain and saw thousands of people evacuated from their homes may have been avoided if the Government had not cancelled hundreds of defence schemes. Hundreds of families are spending the night in Red Cross Shelters after Storm Desmond brought record levels of

Study: Opening Federal Lands to Drilling is Worth $663 Billion, 2.7 Million Jobs Annually

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Money, Hundreds, Currency, Giving, Men, Benjamin Franklin,] Opening federal lands for natural gas, oil and other drilling would create 2.7 million jobs and add $663 billion to the economy each year for the next 30 years, according to a new study by Louisiana State University and the Institute for... more »

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thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago
whutevah i wuz thinking about it has passet. but i feel i live the history v vr ee stab o' mi pen

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of a small galaxy group a mere 60 million light-years away toward the intimidating constellation Cetus. Seen edge-on, the island universe spans about 100,000 light-years, similar in size to our own Milky Way. * Click image for larger size.* Colorful, spiky stars in this cosmic portrait of NGC 1055 are in the foreground, well within the Milky Way. But along with a smattering of more distant background galaxies, the deep image also reveals a curious box-shaped inner halo extending far above and below this galaxy's dusty plane... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Meaning of Life?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Meaning of Life?”* by Chet Raymo “I had heard from a high-school student in the midwest who had read my book “Skeptics and True Believers”, in which, as you may know, I take to task all forms of faith that lack an empirical basis, including astrology and supernaturalist religion. He writes: "Are we just meaningless beasts roaming a meaningless Earth with the sole purpose of popping out babies so we can raise them to live longer, more meaningless lives? A good question, the best question. What we have learned about our place on Earth does indeed suggest that we are beasts, r... more »

The Poet: Galway Kinnell, "Another Night in the Ruins"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"*Another Night in the Ruins"* "In the evening haze darkening on the hills, purple of the eternal, a last bird crosses over, ‘flop flop,’ adoring only the instant. Nine years ago, in a plane that rumbled all night above the Atlantic, I could see, lit up by lightning bolts jumping out of it, a thunderhead formed like the face of my brother, looking down on blue, lightning-flashed moments of the Atlantic. He used to tell me, “What good is the day? On some hill of despair the bonfire you kindle can light the great sky— though it’s true, of course, to make it burn you have... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Los Alamitos, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

What A Hateful Bunch These "Pull Up The Ladder" Republican Candidates Are-- Especially Trumpf, Cruz And Rubio

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump hates when he's exposed as a loser-- as he often has been-- and the release yesterday on a new Monmouth poll showing his campaign taking a backseat to the other fascist candidate in the race. Trump slipped from 23% in August down to 19% in December. Meanwhile, Cruz's support has grown in the same period from 9% to 24%. Trump was on twitter, of course, hootin' and hollerin' about some CNN poll that shows him still ahead of Cruz. The Iowa contenders, according to Monmouth: *•* Cruz- 24% *•* Trumpf- 19% *•* Rubio- 17% *•* Dr. Ben- 13% *•* Jeb- 6% *•* Rand Paul- 4% The rest of... more »

“How to Stop the Negative Voices in Your Head from Ruling Your Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How to Stop the Negative Voices in Your Head from Ruling Your Life”* By Melanie Greenberg “’Loser! You messed this up again! You should have known better!’ Sound familiar? It’s that know-it-all, bullying, mean-spirited committee in your head. Don’t you wish they would just shut up already? We all have voices inside our heads commenting on our moment-to-moment experiences, the quality of our past decisions, mistakes we could have avoided, and what we should have done differently. For some people, these voices are really mean and make a bad situation infinitely worse. Rather than e... more »

"Tell Me Yourself, I Challenge You..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Tell me yourself, I challenge you— answer. Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature... and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears: would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell the truth.” - Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"

"Something You Already Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where yo... more »

Victory in councils’ backtracking

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Auckland’s planners are backtracking somewhat from their imposition on the city of 3,600 so-called sites of cultural significance—each representing a “site” (said the council) that they had deemed “important” to Mana Whenua, with whom property-owners would be required to “consult” before doing anything more aggressive than mowing their lawn. These are are the “purple blobs” that in slowing or even stopping work on projects anywhere near them saw them dubbed a taniwha tax—and Lee Short from Democracy Action Lee Short sees a small victory in the council’s backtracking. “Our campaign ...more »

Government Headed To Another Shutdown?

USA Today at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: government shutdown] 1. Is it true that Congress has given up on its Dec. 11 deadline for funding the U.S. government? Yes. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday that Congress will miss the Friday deadline because they don’t have enough time to finish the... Continue reading *“Government Headed To Another Shutdown?”* at *usatoday.com*.

Russian Sub In The Mediterranean Fires Cruise Missiles At The Islamic State In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT:* *Russia strikes ISIS targets in Syria from sub in Mediterranean for first time (VIDEO)* Russia has, for the first time, targeted Islamic State targets in Syria with Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Russia’s Defense Minister. The 3M-54 Kalibr missiles were launched from the Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine “Rostov-on-Don”, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. Russia’s warships based in the Caspian and Mediterranean seas launched similar missiles targeting Islamic State ... more »

AP Poll: Republicans Wary of Immigration from Middle East

JULIE PACE & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Syrian Refugees] WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his call for blocking Muslims from entering the United States, Donald Trump may be tapping into deep concern among Republican voters about allowing Middle Eastern immigrants into the country, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.... more »

Railroad Conductor Surprises, and Then Conducts, Yale Glee Club in Christmas Carols

AP Video at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Conductor Yale Glee Club] (AP) A Metro-North Railroad conductor became a choral conductor last week when he found his commuter train was carrying the Yale Glee Club. Dan Rubins, the Glee Club president, says they were on their way back to New Haven from...more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*It’s been a struggle to arrange mediation talks in Texas lawsuit pitting Tom Benson against daughter ~Ramon Antonio Vargas *

US Navy Reveals Futuristic New Zumwalt Stealth Destroyer

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. Navy has revealed footage of its new Zumwalt stealth destroyer. The futuristic destroyer is the largest ever built for the U.S. Navy. Zumwalt (DDG-1000) made her debut when she was launched from the Bath Iron Works in Maine on Monday. The ship is capable of one day supporting a ‘Star Wars’ rail-gun. The 600-foot long destroyer weighs 15,000 tons and took four years to build, at an estimated cost of $4.3 billion. She began her sea trials yesterday by cruising along the Kennebec River to the Atlantic on her first voyage. The Daily Mail reports: Future version of the radical ... more »

Jay Dyer/Catherine Austin Fitts: Systemic Corruption

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Former Asst. Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts joined me to discuss the systemic corruption that plagues the U.S. economic sphere. From the black budget to Enron to BCCI and the bailout, Fitts deconstructs how exactly we got into the mess we're in, including the tie-ins of black markets. In an unparalleled way, Fitts' breakdown is easy to grasp and demonstrates a coordinated plan to extract wealth on a mass scale for secret technology. * This is a must-hear interview.* http://www.jaysanalysis.com http://www.solari.com Loved this interview! Listened twice. Much food for thought.

The Anti-Imperialism of Fools

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Ever since IS became the next big bogey to fill the USSR-sized gap in the perceived threats-to-our-existence market, I knew it would be a matter of time before an empty-headed comparison was made between Islamists scuttling into Syria and the volunteers who flocked to Spain to fight fascism in the 1930s. It was no surprise that such a facile observation would come from the Stop the War Coalition, nor that the media would be interested in their sayings and doings thanks to Jeremy's long-standing links with them. One of the things I find irritating *about a section* of the socialist l... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 8, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Stephen Collinson, Kevin Liptak and Deirdre Walsh, CNN*: *Will any of Obama's ISIS proposals succeed?* Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama's televised address on ISIS on Sunday night was meant to calm the public's escalating fears of terrorism, to chide 2016 candidates about explosive rhetoric over waging war and the place of Muslims in society and to defend his own efforts to combat the extremist group. Whether it succeeded on any of those counts may depend where observers sit on the polarized U.S. political spectrum. But while it was largely a stay-the-course speech rather ... more »

No Boots from NATO, Ground Forces Ruled out Against ISIS

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Norges statsminister Jens Stoltenberg vid Nordiska Rådets session i Reykjavik på Island. 2010-11-02. Foto: Magnus Fröderberg] NATO will not use ground forces in operations against Islamic State in Syria, says NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg. The NATO chief official ruled out sending NATO ground forces to fight ISIS, instead focusing on the need for greater utilization of... more »

US Conducting ‘Serious Review’ of Alleged Iran Missile Test

Reuters at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ballistic missile] The United States is reviewing and seeking to confirm reports that Iran launched a ballistic missile last month in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on Tuesday. “The U.S. is conducting... Continue reading *“US Conducting ‘Serious Review’ of Alleged Iran Missile Test”* at *reuters.com*.

Email Shows Pentagon Offered ‘Forces that Could Move to Benghazi’ Immediately Early in Attack

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Benghazi] Newly released emails show that a senior Defense Department official offered the State Department "forces that could move to Benghazi" immediately during the deadly 2012 attack there on the American consulate. Jeremy Bash, the former Pentagon chief of staff, offered... Continue reading *“Email Shows Pentagon Offered ‘Forces that Could Move to Benghazi’ Immediately Early in Attack”* at *freebeacon.com*.

World News Briefs -- December 8, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A picture taken on December 7, 2015 shows a Rocket Propelled Grenade fired by Iraqi security forces in the town of Husayba that lies east of Ramadi. © Ahmad Al-Rubaye, AFP *France 24*: *Iraq forces retake large part of Ramadi city from IS group* Iraqi security forces recaptured a large part of the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group Tuesday, officials said, scoring a significant breakthrough in their fightback against the jihadists. Baghdad's forces have been fighting for months to secure territory around Ramadi, the capital of the vast Anbar province, and retaking the Al-T... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

"The Great Conversation: Battle/Debate Strategy–Misdirection"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Great Conversation: * *Battle/Debate Strategy–Misdirection"* by Associate’s Mind "Two events spurred the idea for a series of posts about strategy. The first was when I was talking with my wife about ways to win arguments with people. My favorite tactic is to lead my adversaries down a string of seemingly logical statements which are building to their position (with them agreeing with me all the time) until they agree to an illogical or absurd conclusion which I have set up. Then, on the basis of their logical folly, I discredit their entire argument. That’s fun. The second wa... more »

“Islamist extremism: the menace many dare not speak by name”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Murder in Paris and San Bernadino and revelations of so-called “jihadi brides” has made many finally realise Islam’s war on the west is not going away. A very good opinion piece by Chris Kenny in *The Australian* on Islam’s continuing war with the modern world and our lacklustre response to it: *Late at night (in this country) on September 11, 2001, we were shocked by the horror unfolding in New York and sensed our civilisation was under attack. It was, and still is. For all the terror attacks that have followed — and the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and... more »

Bonus Quote of the Day: On deporting all Muslims

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“I've earned decades of animosity towards Muslims, having been raised by them, threatened by them, and nearly murdered by them, yet I would Never call to ‘deport them all!’ and to ‘kill them all!,’ as some are actually openly saying on the internet. (Where would Muslims born in the West be deported to?) “I focus on the enemy's ideology, Islam, and its most consistent practitioners who wage Jihad. And I came to this position after I studied Islam and Jihad as if my life depended on it after 9/11. I can understand Americans and Europeans being suspicious of Muslims and choosin... more »

White House: Donald Trump Has Disqualified Himself From Presidency

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The White House said Donald Trump should be disqualified from becoming the next President of America over his controversial policy proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country. The oval office is warning Republicans not to watch their own demise into the dustbin of history, because they think they hold a Trump. The decision comes after the latest islamophobic remarks by the apprentice politician running for the highest office. Donald Trump also entertains phobias of Muslims lurking in the dark ghettos of London and Paris, ready to pounce on the petrified police who are dut... more »

What Are We Going To Do About Democrats In Name Only?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When Collin Peterson voted against raising the minimum wage, along with 5 other far right Blue Dogs, the DCCC was screaming about Republicans voting against increasing the minimum wage. That was in March of 2013. Steve Israel and Nancy Pelosi were already raising massive amounts of money to help reelect the massively unpopular-- unpopular with Democrats at least-- Peterson and Georgia Blue Dog John Barrow. In the next election Barrow finally went down to an ignominious defeat, Democrats in his district just refusing to show up and vote for him again-- despite $2,382,846 in spending... more »

Surround the Navy Base with Culture

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Getting some help holding my banner at news conference in front of Navy base gate* Yesterday was our last day in Gangjeong village. We began the morning with a well-covered news conference at the Navy base gate. Several media outlets covered the event. I'm told the best coverage can be seen *here* After lunch we met with Professor Yang Yoon-Mo who has been jailed four times (the longest was 18 months) for blocking construction vehicles at the base. In his former life he was a leading film critic in South Korea but returned to his native Jeju Island to join the resistance agains... more »

New York City Officials to Hold Anti-Trump Rally

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: City Council of New York - 400] City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito along with religious and community leaders plan to hold a rally Wednesday against Donald J. Trump at City Hall, according to city officials and people who plan to attend. The anti-Trump rally comes after the leading Republican presidential candidate... Continue reading *“New York City Officials to Hold Anti-Trump Rally”* at *google.com*.

Suspected Burglar Eaten By Alligator While Hiding From Police

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A suspected burglar was killed and partially eaten by an 11ft alligator after he waded into Barefoot Bay lake while trying to hide from police. Sheriff’s deputies were chasing chased two suspects with dogs and a helicopter on November 13th, after residents in the Barefoot Bay area reported two men walking behind houses, authorities said. Sputnik news reports: Local investigators reported that 22-year-old Matthew Riggins had told his girlfriend on November 13 that he would be in Barefoot Bay to commit burglaries. This report coincides with witness statements that they had called poli... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
◆ *"Misdirection"* "Misdirection is a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused on one thing in order to distract its attention from another. Managing the audience's attention is the aim of all theater, it is the foremost requirement of theatrical magic. Whether the magic is of a "pocket trick" variety, or, a large stage production in Las Vegas, misdirection is the central secret of all Magic.The term is used to describe either the effect (the victim's focus on an unimportant object) or the sleight of hand or patter (the magician's speech) that creates it. ... more »

Politics: "Trump Could Be One of Our Greatest Presidents"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Trump Could Be One of Our Greatest Presidents"* by Bill Bonner PARIS – "Poor Donald Trump. Everybody’s against him. Jeb Bush says he’s “unhinged”… Chris Christie says he has “no idea what [he’s] talking about”… John Kasich accuses him of “outrageous divisiveness”… and Marco Rubio describes him as “offensive and outlandish.” And those are just his fellow Republicans! “Reprehensible… prejudiced…” adds Hillary Clinton. Piling on, Martin O’Malley says Trump is a “fascist demagogue.” Can a man with enemies like these really be bad? *Looney Leanings: *Donald Trump brought the wrath, ...more »

Satire: “Trump Supporters Disappointed He Only Wants to Ban One Religion”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Trump Supporters Disappointed He Only Wants to Ban One Religion”* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— "The billionaire Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States has sparked deep disappointment among his supporters, many of whom had hoped he was planning to ban a sizable number of other religions. In conversations with likely Trump voters across the country, reactions ranged from disenchantment to a sharp sense of betrayal as supporters tried to make sense of his decision to ban members of only one faith. “I heard him on TV talking about b... more »

Foreign Fighters To Iraq And Syria Have Doubled In 16 Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Newsweek: Report*: *Number of Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria Double to 31,000* The number of foreign fighters who have entered Syria and Iraq to fight for militant groups, such as the Islamic State (ISIS), has more than doubled in 18 months, according to a new report. There are now between 27,000 and 31,000 foreign fighters from 86 countries who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join armed groups, more than double the 12,000 identified in June 2014, according to the Soufan Group, a New York–based international consultancy firm. The number of recruits from Western Europe has... more »

Two Witnesses Describe San Bernardino Shooters As Three White Men

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Witnesses to the San Bernardino shooting that killed 14 people and injured 21 last week say that they saw three “white” men carry out the massacre. Two witnesses, one outside and one inside the building where the shooting took place, describe three tall white men, dressed in black military fatigues, carrying assault rifles, spray bullets into the building and drive away in a black black Impala or SUV afterwards. Similarly a “white” man was also witnessed driving a black car, dressed in black and spraying bullets at restaurant goers in the Paris terrorist attacks over three weeks ago... more »

Putin: Su-24 Jet Black Box Will Prove Turkey Committed Act Of War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a stark warning to Turkey that the data from the recovered black box of the downed Russian Su-24 jet will prove that the aircraft was in Syrian airspace when attacked by Turkish forces. Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, showed Putin the black box on Tuesday which had been recovered by Russian and Syrian forces. “As I understand, the flight data recorder will give us the opportunity to understand the Su-24’s trajectory from the moment of its take-off to the moment of the crash,” Putin explained. “This means we will be able to underst... more »

Abby Martin: The U.S. School Of Assassins And Death Squads

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives at the hands of the U.S. Empire’s brutally repressive juntas it used to rule Latin America by force. The dictators and death squad leaders, who committed acts of genocide, were trained within the gates of Fort Benning, at the School of the Americas – otherwise known as the “School Of Assassins.” Abby Martin investigates this notorious school that is largely hidden from the American public; it’s... more »

An Anti-Trump Call to Arms

Seth Weinberger at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Building on Josh’s excellent post calling out Donald Trump as a vile racist, the popularity of Trump has been troubling me for some time. As a professor who takes seriously the job of educating students how to think as opposed to what to think, I strive in class not to be partisan or allow my […]

New Clinton Emails Reveal That The Pentagon Had Troops Ready To Respond To The Siege Of The U.S. Consulate In Benghazi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A protester reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States September 11, 2012. Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters *FOX News: **'Spinning up as we speak': Email shows Pentagon was ready to roll as Benghazi attack occurred* As the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was unfolding, a high-ranking Pentagon official urgently messaged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top deputies to offer military help, according to an email obtained by Judicial Watch. The revelatio... more »

Quote of the Day: On Donald Trump

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“I can only assume that Donald Trump is an elaborate plot **to remind Americans of the real reason for the Second Amendment.”* ~ Bernard Darnton Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Beijing Air Pollution Reaches ‘Red Alert’ for First Time Ever

Fox News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Beijing poor air quality - 900] The first ever 'red alert’ for poor air quality was issued for Beijing, China, by the city government due to heavy smog, multiple sources report. This alert began on Tuesday morning and will be in effect until Thursday Reuters said.... Continue reading *“Beijing Air Pollution Reaches ‘Red Alert’ for First Time Ever”* at *foxnews.com*.

US Steps Up South China Sea Surveillance With Deployment Of Spy Plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A U.S. Navy Poseidon P8 maritime surveillance aircraft taxis before taking off at Perth International Airport, in this March 28, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Reed *Reuters*: *U.S. to deploy spy plane in Singapore amid China tensions* The United States has agreed with Singapore on a first deployment of the U.S. P8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore this month, in a fresh response to China over its pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea. China, which is at odds with Washington over the South China Sea, said on Tuesday the move was aimed at militarizing the region. In a ... more »

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