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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

20 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

10:34pm MST

Is There A Correlation Between Trumpf Fans And Ted Nugent Fans? I'll Guess Yes, A Strong One

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 minutes ago
Last night I was invited to be a guest on WBZ's *NightSide with Dan Rea*, to talk about why so many people are urging President Obama to replace Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chair of the DNC. I've been doing these Wasserman Schultz interviews on TV and radio for the past two weeks and they're kind of routine for me now. Tuesday wasn't. I was unaware that I was going on a right-wing radio show. Now, as it turns out, Rea is a knowledgeable guy and a gentleman, and a genial host. I had just been reading Glenn Greenwald's report at *The Intercept* that asserts, quite correctly, that "W... more »

Dollars for Hostages

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 34 minutes ago
[image: Iranian hostages freed - 900] Every American should be glad that American hostages have been freed by the tyrannical Iranian regime and are being reunited with family, friends and co-workers. Less satisfying is the return of Iran’s $400 million trust fund, used to buy military... more »

Why Did This U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Commit Suicide?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
Commander Price, left, in Afghanistan with Cmdr. Mike Hayes, who led another SEAL team. *Nicholas Kulish and Christopher Drew, New York Times:* *A Deadly Deployment, a Navy SEAL’s Despair* *It was his last night of what his men were already calling a cursed deployment in Afghanistan.* Cmdr. Job W. Price had signed off on the final report on the ambush killing of an enlisted Navy SEAL team member. His staff had completed a plan to turn over American military outposts to their Afghan partners, and Commander Price had given an unusually emotional thanks to his team for its service. ... more »

"The Charge of the Light Brigade"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1936 *by Alice-Bauer* Charge begins at 1:41:30 in. "The Charge of the Light Brigade", 1936 - http://www.dailymotion.com/

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Night”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9NM-yK1C2I

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The eggs from this gigantic chicken may form into stars. The featured emission nebula, shown in scientifically assigned colors, is cataloged as IC 2944 but known as the Running Chicken Nebula for the shape of its greater appearance. Seen toward the top of the image are small, dark molecular clouds rich in obscuring cosmic dust. *Click image for larger size.* Called Thackeray's Globules for their discoverer, these "eggs" are potential sites for the gravitational condensation of new stars, although their fates are uncertain as they are also being rapidly eroded away by the intense ra... more »

"There Comes A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“You know, my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression. There comes a time, my friends, when people get tired of being plunged across the abyss of humiliation, where they experience the bleakness of nagging despair. There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life's July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November. There comes a time.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

ufo cow abduction

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
ufo cow abduction

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 hour ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* The Story You Aren't Being Told About Iran Capturing Two American Vessels Saudis Line Up Chinese Energy Deals As Competition For Asian Market Heats Up Tying It All Together: Rifle Lost During "Fast And Furious" Found In El Chapo's Hideout War On Cash Escalates: China Readies Digital Currency, IMF Says "Extremely Beneficial" Britons 'proud of colonialism and Empire' - poll Top Chinese university hacked by IS infiltrator: Reports Cleaning Oil Spills Magnetize it; both oil and magnet may be reused. The "Historic" Winter Blizard Was Just Upgraded To A "Potentially E... more »

Might Obama Pardon Hillary and Petraeus?

Bruce Chapman at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall at the Toledo Civic Center in Toledo, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.] In the Machiavellian world of White House politics, we have to wonder what the options are if the FBI recommends an indictment of Hillary Clinton for national security infractions incurred by her use of a private email server. According to... more »

I March for Life Because I’m Haunted by Jessica Jones

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Jessica Jones] When I talk to a perky college girl after giving one of my speeches, the thought will cross my mind: How can this girl be used? Not for my own sake, of course. For Jessica's. When I meet with a... more »

Death by 1,000 Microaggressions

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Free Speech - 900] As reported last week by Michael McGrady on The College Fix, "At Pennsylvania State University, no hurt feeling is too small, no slight too inconsequential, no unintentionally biased statement too unimportant." McGrady was commenting on a statement made last month... more »

Heroic Muslim Teacher Who Saved Christians in al-Shabaab Attack Dies of Injuries

Christian Today at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Muslim teacher] A Kenyan teacher who protected Christians from death at the hands of al-Shabaab terrorists in an attack before Christmas has died while undergoing surgery for his injuries. Continue reading *“Heroic Muslim Teacher Who Saved Christians in al-Shabaab Attack Dies of Injuries”* at *christiantoday.com*.

‘Midship … Mates?’ Navy Moves to Sink Gender-Specific Titles

Fox News at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: gender-specific titles] The U.S. Navy is looking for a few good names without “men” in them. As part of the move to integrate women in all roles of the military, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced plans to make titles and descriptions... Continue reading *“‘Midship … Mates?’ Navy Moves to Sink Gender-Specific Titles”* at *foxnews.com*.

Smuggling Has Become A Way Of Life For Many In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Venezuela's local currency lies on a currency trader's table in the border town of Maicao, Colombia August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Girish Gupta *Reuters*:* Smuggling soars as Venezuela's economy sinks* Clutching egg cartons on his shoulder, a young man wades precariously through a muddy river on Venezuela's western jungle border where a Colombian shopkeeper will happily buy them up. On a peninsula jutting into the Caribbean, a fisherman sails under the cover of darkness to the nearby island of Aruba carrying everything from fish to flour. In neighboring Guyana, miners and police officer... more »

Snyder's Team Ridiculed Citizens Who Complained Flint's Poisonous Water

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
A clip from the NYTimes this evening: . . . . For almost five decades, Flint drew its water from the city of Detroit’s water system, but concerns about high prices from Detroit helped lead to a switch. The city’s mayor at the time, Dayne Walling, encouraged leaders to “toast” the switch with a taste of the “regular, good, pure drinking” water, the governor’s emails show. The mood grew less upbeat as time went on. People talked about smells and rashes. Residents carried jugs of brownish water to meetings. One state legislator warned the governor in a letter that his constituents were... more »

the wingmakers

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Wingmakers

Pentagon Has Been Given The Green Light From The White House To Attack ISIS In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Washington Post:* *Obama administration gives Pentagon new authorities to strike Islamic State in Afghanistan* The Obama administration has granted the military new authorities to strike the Islamic State in Afghanistan, signaling a more sustained fight against the extremist group outside of its base in Iraq and Syria, officials said on Wednesday. A defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal decisions, said new rules of engagement approved last week permitted commanders in Afghanistan to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants because of ... more »

March for Life to Go On Even Amidst Historic Storm

TownHall at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: March for Life] The March for Life, the largest pro-life gathering in the USA, will go on as scheduled despite the massive snowstorm gearing up to hit DC on Friday, the day of the March. The March is scheduled each year around January... Continue reading *“March for Life to Go On Even Amidst Historic Storm”* at *townhall.com*.

Farmers Predict Widespread Food Shortages To Hit America Soon

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Two farmers have predicted that widespread food shortages are going to hit America, devastating the lives of millions. Cliff Harris and Ed Petrowski told The Common Sense radio show that due to government over-regulation of the farming industry, farmers are going out of business in record numbers, which is likely to lead to a food shortage in the coming years. Cliff Harris also pointed out that there would be a food shortage anyway due to extreme weather changes. This one hour interview explores what is really happening to the American food supply. Your browser does not support HTML5... more »

Poll: Majority of Americans Want Restrictions on Abortion

Mariana Barillas at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Mother's Love, Newborn Baby, Mom, Pro-life] A new poll shows the majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion, including those who describe themselves as pro-choice. A survey conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, found 8 in 10... more »

This Is How China Will 'Nuke' The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Chinese-published map identifying potential U.S. targets and fallout projections. From Global Times newspaper *Lyle J. Goldstein, National Interest:* *The Chinese Plans to Nuke America* *A recent publication details the fallout from a strike on the United States.* When one reads enough Chinese naval literature, diagrams of multi-axial cruise missile saturation attacks against aircraft carrier groups may begin to seem normal. However, one particular graphic from the October 2015 issue (p. 32) of the naval journal Naval & Merchant Ships [舰船知识] stands out as both unusual and singular... more »

Putin: The West Must Stop Printing Worthless Money

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged the West to stop increasing the worthless money supply, saying that increasing the volume of money in circulation is “very dangerous”. “Increasing the money supply infinitely and uncontrollably is very dangerous. This may lead to the effects that are not visible at first, but they will surely come if we act carelessly,” Putin told people at a ‘Small Business – National Idea’ meeting. Pravdareport.com reports: Putin reacted so to the idea of ​​stimulating the Russian economy by means of “quantitative easing.” In addition, Putin said that re... more »

French Intelligence Were Complicit In Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
French intelligence authorities may have been complicit in the Charlie Hebdo attacks last year, as evidence has emerged that police may have armed suspect Amedy Coulibaly with the weapons used to commit the attacks. It is also now known that the intelligence agencies had been keeping an intensive surveillance on the Kouachi brothers and Amedy Coulibaly months before they committed the attacks. Wsws.org reports: Already last year, it was hard to understand how individuals known to the intelligence services could have prepared such attacks without being detected. The revelation that C... more »

Hillary Clinton Admits She Saved A Pedophile From Going To Jail

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Hillary Clinton succeeded in sparing a pedophile from prison after acting as his attorney in the early 1980’s. In Clinton’s early career as an attorney in Arkansas, the presidential candidate represented a 41-year-old man by the name of Thomas Alfred Taylor who had been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. Activistpost.com reports: Clinton accepted the case, represented Taylor, and succeeded in securing a plea to a much lesser charge. Years later, Clinton was taped discussing the case (sometime between 1983-1987) and the audio contained in these tapes shocked even those who may ha... more »

When You Break The Wall, Expect The Flood

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
"You’re bombing a wall which stood in the way of African migration to Europe, and in the way of Al Qaeda terrorists. This wall was Libya. You‘re breaking it. You’re idiots, and you will burn in Hell for thousands of migrants from Africa and for supporting Al Qaeda. It will be so. I never lie. And I do not lie now." - Gaddafi. *An excerpt from, "Hillary’s Dirty War in Libya: New Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold" by Brad Hoff, Levant Report, January 4, 2016:* The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Departm... more »

UK Doctors Uncover Proof Of Israeli Hospitals Torturing Palestinians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Doctors in the UK have urged the World Medical Association (WMA) to ban Israel following revelations that doctors in Israeli hospitals routinely torture Palestinian patients seeking treatment. 71 British doctors have requested that the WMA revoke Israel’s membership of the Israel Medical Association, after a representative of Israel doctors was caught admitted that “our doctors perform medical torture on Palestinian patients,” during a Knesset meeting held on the subject of boycotts against Israeli academic institutions recently. Presstv.com reports: If the British physicians succee... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 20 , 2016 ) - Asia/ Emerging Nations and Commodities ( 1, Oil crush continues , WTI falls to a 26 handle today. 2 . China items of note . 3. Currency crunch escalates. 4. Overall Commodity crush - multiple multi- year lows . 5. Equity Indexes fall below 200 moving day averages . ) Europe In focus ( 1. Paris attacks update. 2. Greece items of note. 3. Refugee items of note. 4. MENA Items Relating t Europe. 5. Brexit. 6.Italy in focus . 7.ECB items . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Evening Wrap...... Shattered , Shattered....... Asian / Emerging Nations / Commodities ... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 20m 20 minutes ago Ex-PBoC advisor to China: give up the dollar peg, and for the love of god start communicating with the markets $CNY http://www. bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2016-01-20/china-must-give-up-peg-on-dollar-ex-central-bank-adviser-says … *RANsquawk* ‏@RANsquawk 3m 3 minutes ago Shanghai Comp is set to open down by more than 1% despite gains in the region and PBoC injecting the most cash into the open market. ... more »

Jan. 20: the headlines is actually real news....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 3 hours ago
Unfortunately, it is very bad news. A potash mine in New Brunswick will close with a heavy loss of jobs that will effectively destroy much of the community. It's too early to pronounce on what action should be taken. There is nothing else in section A that could reasonably be called news. The editorial is, to put it kindly, confusing. Wild salmon are in danger. New Brunswick, therefore, severely limits the salmon fishery – to a degree that has cut heavily into our tourist trade for sport fishermen. Meanwhile, other countries continue the fishery for market, driving the salmon toward... more »

Republican Health Care = Death

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
I'm not a doctor or a nurse but I got a good look at the health care system in 2015. I spent the last 16 months battling cancer. (My doctors and nurses and care-givers did most of the battling; but I was there.) As horrible as the whole universe around cancer treatment is, there was one thing that was very lucky: I was diagnosed after my 65th birthday. Medicare. I don't know what the whole treatment wound up costing. I stopped counting after a million dollars. But it was easily double that. I never begrudged paying my taxes and Medicare treated me the same way. I love Medicare. Soo... more »

Legendary “White City” Found In The Jungles Of Honduras

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The legendary ‘White City’ where a god is rumored to have fathered half-human, half-monkey children in generations past could have been discovered in the jungles of Honduras. Archaeologists have begun excavations at a mysterious site on Honduras’ Caribbean coast deep inside the jungle where for centuries conquerors and explorers have searched for treasures and the legend of the “City of the Monkey God.” The Telegraph reports: Officials said excavation that began Wednesday have so far unearthed about five dozen stone and ceramic fragments and other artefacts. Also known as the “City... more »

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Accuses The Inspector General Of Being Politically Motivated In Investigating The Latest Email Revelations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Josh Rogin, Bloomberg:** Clinton Takes On Top Intelligence Watchdog* Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Wednesday accused the intelligence community’s top oversight official of conspiring with Republicans in the Senate to leak sensitive information about her personal e-mail server. That’s a risky move, considering that it has produced no hard evidence of a conspiracy and the accused parties are denying it. The public dispute between the former Secretary of State and the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community reached new heights following Tuesday’s report by Fox News... more »

Turkey Down Two US Marine Helicopters, Killing 12 Soldiers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Russia have expressed their horror at the downing of two US Marine helicopters by Turkey last week, which killed all 12 soldiers on board. A Turkish Air Force fighter jet fired a two American CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters being flown by the US Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) over Kurdish held territory in Syria. US forces had been dispatched from Ayn al-Asas Airbase in Iraq for a routine re-supply mission of US and British troops embedded within the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG), who were fighting ISIS militants near the Turkish border. Whatdoesitmean.com... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An Iranian naval destroyer test-fires a missile in the Persian Gulf. Ebrahim Noroozi / IIPA / Reuters *Uri Friedman, The Atlantic*: *The U.S.-Iran Conflict That Never Happened* *One upside of talking to enemies* We have just witnessed one of the most consequential weeks for U.S.-Iran relations since diplomatic ties were broken in 1980, amid the Iranian hostage crisis. Last week began as it ended: with the release of captives. U.S. sailors were seized and set free; international sanctions against Iran were lifted in recognition of Iran dismantling most of its nuclear program; and a... more »

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Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 5 hours ago
During the third week of January (1/18/2016), several Egyptian newspapers reported that the minister of ‘al awqaf’ is supporting the building of 10 new mosques in 10 governorates. Is this a priority and a pressing national need? Top government officials are still not aware what are the real needs of the country. I would like to stress that there are already ten of thousands mosques all over Egypt, hence efforts should be directed to the real pressing need in Egypt, SHORTAGE OF SCHOOLS, especially in rural Egypt. This is, of course, reflected in the high level of illiteracy. Aren’t ... more »

Turkey Deploy 1,000 Troops To Syria To Attack Kurds

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
On Tuesday evening Turkey deployed 1,000 troops into Syrian territory near Jarablus in order to keep Kurdish People’s Protection Units away from the Turkish border. Turkish authorities are doing this under the cover of supposedly fighting ISIS militants in the area, but as yet they haven’t killed or captured any ISIS militants. Sputniknews.com reports: The troops have reportedly crossed into Aleppo province, according to Hawar News, along with military vehicles, heavy equipment, and mine detection gear to dismantle minefields installed by Daesh, also known as IS/Islamic State. Last... more »

Citigroup: End Of America Coming, Global Chaos Will Ensue

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
CitiGroup have released a new report that suggests the current geopolitical world order is coming to an end, and that America will soon cease to exist as the world’s superpower. The report is centered around the idea that “Pax Americana” (a state of relative international peace regarded as overseen by the US) is in its final death throes. “Pax Americana” is the term often used to define the (previously) current geopolitical order. That the general peace and stability of the Post-WWII world is due to America’s dominant economic and political power, backed up by its huge military. Cit... more »

Shocking Report Says World’s Fish Being Replaced With Plastic Junk

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A report by the World Economic Forum says that plastic junk in the world’s oceans will soon outweigh fish by the year 2015. According to the shocking report, the worldwide use of plastic has increased 2000% in the last 50 years, and is expected to double in the next 20 years. Washingtonpost.com reports: By 2050, we’ll be making more than three times as much plastic stuff as we did in 2014. Meanwhile, humans do a terrible job of making sure those products are reused or otherwise disposed of: About a third of all plastics produced escape collection systems, only to wind up floating in... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 21st January)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 5 hours ago
Oil price crashes, but Big Six energy firms failed to pass on massive savings to consumers The Big Six energy firms have been accused of overcharging consumers by the watchdog. Ahead of the results of an eagerly-anticipated Competition and Markets Authority investigation, Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan yesterday told the BBC: “The market is not working as competitively as it should be.”

One People Roundtable Show: The Wild, The Wacky & The Weird

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 5 hours ago
First Show back for 2016, and we once again feel head long down many rabbit holes and wondered at the fantastical weirdness that is the first 2 weeks of the new year..... so much weirdness that Lisa had to question if it was even too weird for our show!!! The Wild, The Wacky, The Weird, & The Wonderful all rolled into a little over the first two weeks of the year! love d

Israeli Sniper Indiscriminately Shoots Palestinian Protestors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A disturbing video has been released that shows Palestinians being indiscriminately shot at by IDF police in Israel, whilst protesting near Ramallah. The video includes the voices of Hebrew speakers which belong to an Israeli sniper and his commanding officer. The officer can be heard praising and encouraging the sniper. Dissidentvoice.org reports: Ma’an News is reporting Israeli soldier praised for shooting protesters in video footage: [T]he officer congratulates the sniper for shooting a Palestinian “in his butt.” In other scenes, he repeatedly says: “Wow, very cool,” after the s... more »

Doomsday Machine Follows The US President At All Times

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A doomsday machine contained within a briefcase is always within the vicinity of US president Barack Obama. The mysterious “Nuclear Football” has the power to destroy the world within minutes and it follows the president wherever he goes. The device known as the “President’s emergency satchel” follows him even in the White House. The black leather bag contains the necessary tools for the president of the United States to facilitate a nuclear attack that could lead to Armageddon and an era of radiation sickness. The Daily Express reports: Contrary to popular belief, the Football does... more »

World News Briefs -- January 20, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Soldiers holds their caps as a helicopter flies past during an operation, after a militant attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz *Reuters*: *Attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan underscore threat to region: White House* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday condemned attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying they underscore the ongoing threat that militants pose to the region. "We offer our deepest condolences to the victims of the attacks and to their families, and we stand with the people of the region against... more »

Astronomers Say Planet X Has Finally Been Discovered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Astronomers have announced that they have found evidence for the existence of the infamous ‘Planet X’ – which they say is around the size of Neptune. The new planet is the ninth addition to our solar system, which scientists say orbits the sun every 15,000 years. Sciencemag.org reports: During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. Slowed down by gas, the planet settled into a distant elliptical orbit, where it still lurks today. The claim is the strongest yet in the centuries-long searc... more »

Google’s Devises Unique Masterplan To Defeat ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A senior Google director has unveiled a plan to thwart ISIS, using the power of the web. Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, says that ISIS need to be locked out of the open web. Speaking at a talk on digital counterinsurgency, Cohen said ISIS’ main strength lies in its ability to use the web and social media to promote the organisation. Trustedreviews.com reports: “Terrorist groups like ISIS, they operate in the dark web whether we want them to or not,” the Google lead said. “What is new is that they’re operating without being pushed back in the same internet we all enjoyed. So... more »

Israel Says ISIS Is More Of An Ally Than Iran

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Israel’s defence minister has stated that Iran is a bigger threat to Israel than ISIS, saying that Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and “terror infrastructure” make them Israel’s number one enemy. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told a conference in Tel Aviv that “Iran is our main enemy,” and faced with having to choose between Iran and ISIS in an open conflict, he would “prefer ISIS.” RT.com reports: The logic seems simple, as IS will be eventually be defeated, while Iran continues to pose a threat with its new rapprochement with the West. “[Tehran] is a rogue regime with designs on a reg... more »

Syria:NO Peace Talks- US to Intensify ISIS "fight" & Israel wants a Kurdish State

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
These 3 news items go together & they both connect back to two previous posts: Will start with the latest and then I'll relink the related information- * First: Syria talks may not start on January 25, 'pressure, momentum' needed - U.N. envoy* Staffan de Mistura, in an interview on CNN from the Swiss resort of Davos, said he would know on Sunday whether the negotiations could start the next day, but added that they had to be "serious talks about peace" linked to "concrete demonstrations" such as ceasefires and aid convoys. *"I believe we can start talks, perhaps not on the 25th... more »

Iranian General to US: See You on the Battlefield

Russ Read at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: masoud-jazayeri - 900] The deputy chief of staff for Iran's military said the country's response to new U.S. missile sanctions will come "on the real battlefield." Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri claimed Tuesday that diplomatic relations will not hinder Iran's military advances and that... more »

The Establishment Prefers Trump to Cruz

The Daily Wire/Ben Shapiro at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: the establishment] Why doesn't the establishment get behind Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to stop Donald Trump? I've been asking this question for months. As I wrote back in December: The establishment can't stand Cruz because they believe he unfairly rips establishment Republicans... Continue reading *“The Establishment Prefers Trump to Cruz”* at *dailywire.com*.

Senate Democrats Block Syrian Refugee Bill from Advancing

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, Syrian refugees inside the border wait to be approved to get into Jordan, in the Hadalat reception area, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, Jordan. The Senate will consider new rigorous screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to enter the United States as national security looms large for voters in an election year. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees comi... more »

Detroit Public School Teacher ‘Sick Out‘ Underway While Just 8% of Students Can Read Proficiently

Lindsey Burke at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: detroit sick out - 900] Nearly all schools in Detroit were closed Wednesday due to a massive teacher "sick out," preventing students from attending class. Teachers have complained about over-crowded classrooms, poor school conditions, and dissatisfaction with the idea of charter school growth in Michigan.... more »

Another State Looks to Drug-Test Welfare Recipients

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: The South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota.] A bill that would require drug tests for welfare recipients is slated to be introduced by two Republican lawmakers in South Dakota. State Rep. Lynne DiSanto, R-Rapid City, and state Sen. Betty Olson, R-Prairie City, are putting together the bill, which they... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Fear of Freedom?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“A Fear of Freedom?”* by Chet Raymo “It is almost a cliché to say that Western civilization was created by the Greeks. Our government, law, art, music, architecture, literature, drama, historiography, science, and mathematics are largely Greek inventions. The sublime refinement and sophistication of the Parthenon have been widely taken as reflecting qualities of the Athenians citizens who built the temple and adorned it with sculptures. No doubt something remarkable happened in the Greek world of the 6th to 3rd centuries B.C.E., with its epicenter first at Athens, then at Alexandr... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #126Scarf Dancers!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Scarf Dancer Painting by Lubov http://www.lubov.net/paintings.htmlby American Kabuki Denice is currently away, there was a death in the family, so SA postings will be a little slow in coming for a bit, but I do have a few backlogged for posting in the meantime... With markets around the world topping like dominoes... I thought I'd post something a little lighter fare from the Sphere Alliance tonight. This came after a conversation with Thor and Sherran... and I decided to just throw the conversation open and see who showed up... what a delightful surprise it was! Scarf Dancers! D... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Paulo Coelho, "The One Guilty Man"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The One Guilty Man"* by Paulo Coelho "Wise King Weng asked to visit the palace prison. And he began listening to the prisoners’ complaints. ‘I’m innocent,’ said a man accused of murder. ‘I’m here simply because I wanted to give my wife a fright, but I accidentally killed her.’ ‘I was accused of taking a bribe,’ said another, ‘but all I did was accept a gift.’ All the prisoners declared their innocence to King Weng, until one of them, a young man of only twenty or so, said: ‘I’m guilty. I wounded my brother in a fight and I deserve to be punished. This place has made me reflect on... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "In the Beginning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"In the Beginning"* *․ * "Sometimes simplicity rises like a blossom of fire from the white silk of your own skin. You were there in the beginning you heard the story, you heard the merciless and tender words telling you where you had to go. Exile is never easy and the journey itself leaves a bitter taste. But then, when you heard that voice, you had to go. You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live so close to the live flame of that compassion you had to go out in the world and make it your own so you could come back with that flame in your voice, saying listen... this warmth, this u... more »

2015 Was The Hottest Year Ever Recorded

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
2015 was officially the hottest year on record, following a gradual rise in temperatures worldwide for over a century. The Hindu reports: The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced on Wednesday that 2015 was by far the hottest year in 136 years of record keeping. The NOAA said 2015’s temperature was 58.62°F (14.79°C), passing 2014 by a record margin of 0.29°F. That’s 1.62°F above the 20-century average. NASA, which measures differently, said 2015 was 0.23°F warmer than the record set in 2014. Because of the wide margin over 2014, NASA calculated that 2015 was ... more »

Hillary Flip-Flops: Talks Nice to Wall Street in 2007 Video, Partially Blames Poor for Mortgage Crisis

Breitbart at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton once said that Wall Street did not cause the mortgage crisis that led to the financial collapse, and she also partly blamed poor people who took out mortgages that they could not afford. Video of... Continue reading *“Hillary Flip-Flops: Talks Nice to Wall Street in 2007 Video, Partially Blames Poor for Mortgage Crisis”* at *breitbart.com*.

"Men Do Not Learn Much..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach." - Aldous Huxley

The US Naval Ship Debacle In The Persian Gulf: US Caught In Their Lies Again - GPS Navigation On Ships Was Working Fine When Ships Entered Persian Gulf!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
Everyone is well aware by now of the huge debacle that happened last week where two (I had previously said three, but apparently there were only 2 ships involved...) US small naval vessels entered the Persian Gulf and then "strangely" altered their course towards Iranian territory... The ships were captured and confiscated by the Iranians, and the sailors on board were captured and then released days later into American hands... The US Navy had the audacity to claim that the naval vessels came into Iranian waters due to "navigational errors" along with the ridiculous claim that the ... more »

Mashup: Planned Parenthood’s Most Alarming Statements Caught on Video

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: New 3-Minute Center for Medical Progress Video: ‘HARVEST’ — Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Better Baby Parts] The pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has just issued a third video compilation of some of the most guilty sounding statements made by Planned Parenthood representatives and their affiliates that CMP caught on tape. If you haven’t been able to watch all... more »

Nunavut’s Government – Nearly a Province?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
Canada is a federal country. Simply put that means there are two governments for every Canadian and those governments divide up the responsibility for governing between themselves. For most Canadians that means having a Federal and a Provincial government both of whom have authority to govern in different areas of life. So, for example, in Ottawa there are two governments with power over peoples’ lives – the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. Both governments have independent authority and neither is superior to the other. So long as the governments legislate wit... more »

Why We Need a Recession

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Guest post by Ronald-Peter Stöferle* [image: Why We Need a Recession]According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a recession is defined as a “significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months.” Often, this is understood as two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth as measured by a country’s GDP. Public opinion is generally quite simple in regard to recession: upswings are generally welcomed, recessions are to be avoided. The “Austrians” are however at odds with this general consensus — we regard recess... more »

Cal Tech finds Planet Nine - Ten times the mass of the Earth - stalking our outer Solar System

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 7 hours ago
according to the latest computer simulations from CalTech, *Planet Nine* (from outer Solar System) is a) ten times the mass of Earth b) orbits 20X further out than Neptune and c) has an orbit upwards of 20,000 years. *"Although we were initially quite skeptical that this planet could exist, as we continued to investigate its orbit and what it would mean for the outer solar system, we become increasingly convinced that it is out there," says Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science. "For the first time in over 150 years, there is solid evidence that the solar system's ... more »

Scientists Say A Neptune-Sized ‘Ninth Planet’ Lurks Beyond Pluto

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The solar system may have a ninth planet according to astronomers who claim that a Neptune-sized planet dubbed ‘Planet X’ really does exist The previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outskirts of our solar system according to an announcement by US scientists on Wednesday. The solar system’s ninth planet is thought to be gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune, estimated to be about 10 times bigger than Earth and according to the scientists orbits the sun every 15,000 years. Science Mag reports: During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago... more »

Top 5 Church-Affiliated Events Coinciding with the March for Life

Chelsen Vicari at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Pro Life - 900] The March for Life is the nation's premier pro-life event of the year. Hundreds of thousands will gather in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 22, 2016 to commemorate more than 55 million unborn lives lost to abortion in the United... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Leon the professional

The Iraqi City Of Ramadi Is Now A 'Ghost Town'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *Iraq: The battle against Isis goes on in 'liberated' Ramadi, a city reduced to rubble* At the end of December 2015, the US and Iraq proudly announced they had recaptured the city of Ramadi from Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) fighters. However, nearly a month later, the city has not been fully liberated, with pockets of IS fighters still holed up in up to two-thirds of the city's neighbourhoods in the east and north. Baghdad and Washington touted Ramadi as a major success for Iraq's US-backed army in its campaign against IS, but the scorched-earth battlefield tactics used ... more »

Big Shakeup In An Illinois House Race-- Durbin Endorses Nancy Rotering, Not The DCCC Hack Candidate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
When it comes to recruiting, the DCCC is always attracted to conservative ex-colleagues who have already lost to Republicans. We've talked about how Steve Israel and his crew of incompetents managed to lose the D+5 district centered around Syracuse, New York last cycle by running Republican-lite New Dem Dan Maffei after he had already been beaten in 2010. He road back into office on Obama's strong 2012 coattails, only to be thoroughly thrashed by the voters again in 2014 after 2 years of proving, again, he's not in the least bit progressive. Obama won NY-24 171,502 (57%) to 123,53... more »

“A Massacre of The West Coast- Methane/Radon Leak & Fukushima 1/18/16”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”* *- Aldous Huxley* “A Massacre of The West Coast- Methane/Radon Leak & Fukushima 1/18/16” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUuQfe0ouCE

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
The dog and pony show circus continues, replete with clowns...

Former Commander Of Pro-Russian Separatists Admits To Executions During The Ukraine War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Igor Girkin, also known as Igor Strelkov, was a key commander in the Russia-backed separatist forces in the early stages of the war against Ukrainian government troops in the east of the country. (file photo) *Radio Free Europe*: *Former Commander Of Pro-Russian Separatists Says He Executed People Based On Stalin-Era Laws* For most of his 42-minute appearance on a radio talk show, former Russia-backed separatist commander Igor Girkin sounded like nothing more than a fanatic discussing a dream now widely dismissed as fantasy. He spoke of hopes for the creation of a "Novorossia" -- ... more »

Lawsuit against Ole Miss for rescinded Sarkar job offer dismissed; briefs filed in PubPeer case

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 7 hours ago
We recently obtained court documents showing that, in September, a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by cancer researcher Fazlul Sarkar against the University of Mississippi after it rescinded a job offer after reviewing concerns raised about his research on PubPeer. Sarkar’s connection to PubPeer will be familiar to many readers — he has also taken the site […] The post Lawsuit against Ole Miss for rescinded Sarkar job offer dismissed; briefs filed in PubPeer case appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Washington And Its Allies Practiced Brilliant Spycraft By Creating ISIS As A Tool of Regime Change In Iraq And Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
"That the U.S. used the ISIS phenomenon to again achieve regime change and U.S. control in Iraq was confirmed by Obama in an interview with Thomas Friedman: The reason, the president added, “that we did not just start taking a bunch of airstrikes all across Iraq as soon as ISIL came in was because that would have taken the pressure off of [Prime Minister Nuri Kamal] al-Maliki. ... The Islamic State is receding. It recently had to cut its wages by half. It is under continues bombing and has to fight ever bigger battles with ever higher losses. The population in the areas it holds ... more »

Vietnam Mourns The Death Of Revered Hanoi Turtle

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Vietnam is mourning an ancient turtle that had been revered as a symbol of auspiciousness and whose death has shocked the country. The giant turtle, known as Cu Rua (Great Grandfather), was venerated as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence and there are fears that his death bodes ill for the forthcoming communist leadership handover. Believed to be one of only four still living, the reptile best known as a Yangtze giant softshell turtle was found floating in the Hanoi lake where he lived. The cause of death is unclear. The turtle, which weighed about 200kg (440lbs), was said to be 80-... more »

Palin Links Obama’s Treatment of Vets to Son’s Domestic Violence Charge

The Hill at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Palin - 400] Sarah Palin on Wednesday tied President Obama's treatment of veterans to her son's arrest on a domestic violence charge. “I guess it’s kind of the elephant in the room because my own family going through what we’re going through today,... Continue reading *“Palin Links Obama’s Treatment of Vets to Son’s Domestic Violence Charge”* at *thehill.com*.

The Economy: “The Terminal Decline Of The Middle Class & Money Velocity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Terminal Decline Of The Middle Class & Money Velocity”* by Charles Hugh-Smith “This has three extremely negative consequences. In response to a recent post on the structural decline in the velocity of money, correspondent Mike Fasano described a key dynamic in both the decline of money velocity and the middle class. "There is another reason for falling velocity. People like me who have saved all their lives realize that they their savings (no matter how much) will never throw off enough money to allow retirement, unless I live off principal. This is especially so since one can... more »

The Economy: "The Hidden Reason Why Stocks Are Tumbling…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Hidden Reason Why Stocks Are Tumbling…"* by Bill Bonner LONDON –" Whew! The Dow shot up yesterday morning and fell in the afternoon. Not a good sign. We have to be careful not to say anything controversial today. Otherwise, we won’t be able to keep up with the mail. (Catch up on Bill’s controversial essays about the Oregon situation here and here.) What other people think matters. People get upset – even homicidal – over ideas and myths, not reality. Catholic, Protestant, Shiite, Sunni, Democrat, Republican, land rights in the West… captured U.S. soldiers… racial slurs… the ... more »

Quote of the Day: Save the planet?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Canada's PM- The Greatest Embarassement

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*This is PATHETIC!* *Justin Trudeau approved this? Our PM rides a moose - on a sweatshirt? * *How low will this PM's image machine go?* Controlling Life via the Carbon Control Tyranny-

Israeli Defense Minister: I Would Prefer Islamic State To Iran In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Defense Moshe Ya'alon speaks during a joint press conference in Jerusalem on November 18, 2015. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) *Times of Israel*:* Ya’alon: I would prefer Islamic State to Iran in Syria* Defense minister says jihadists don’t ‘have capabilities’ of Islamic Republic, which he brands Israel’s ‘greatest enemy’ Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Tuesday that Iran poses a greater threat than the Islamic State, and that if the Syrian regime were to fall, Israel would prefer that IS was in control of the territory than an Iranian proxy. “In Syria, if the choice is betw... more »

Moldova: Anti-Government Protesters Storm Parliament Building

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Angry protesters clashed with police and stormed the the parliament building in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on Wednesday. The demonstrations started after lawmakers approved the appointment of a pro-EU politician Pavel Filip as the new prime minister. Police reportedly detained several protesters after they broke into the parliament building. RT reports: Some police officers were reportedly dragged out of the building by the demonstrators. According to some reports the protesters also used tear gas against police. One police officer was reportedly injured. The protesters gathe... more »

U.S. Forces Now Free to Pursue ISIS in Afghanistan

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: ISIS - 400] WASHINGTON--The White House has given the Pentagon legal authority to target Islamic State in Afghanistan, the first such authorization for military action against the extremist group outside Iraq and Syria, senior administration officials said, in a sign of how... Continue reading *“U.S. Forces Now Free to Pursue ISIS in Afghanistan”* at *google.com*.

Scientists: Good Evidence for Mysterious 9th Planet in Our Solar System, and It’s No Dwarf

MARCIA DUNN at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: This artistic rendering provided by California Institute of Technology shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune. Hypothetical lightning lights up the night side. Scientists reported Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.] CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Scientists reported Wednesday they finally have “good evidence” for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system. The gas giant is t... more »

Britain Going It Alone In Committing Suicide

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Peter Lilley, MP On Sunday, Booker alluded to something that Peter Lilley had said: Yet another bizarre consequence of this has followed December’s Paris “deal” on climate change. When the EU signed up collectively to reduce its “carbon emissions”, it took Peter Lilley MP to notice that Germany […]

DHS: At Least 500K Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas Last Year

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: VISA, Passport Stamp, Passport, Emigration and Immigration, Security] At least half a million foreigners overstayed their visas in fiscal year 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported Tuesday. In the B-visa category alone, which covers tourists and business workers, DHS reported 527,127 individuals did not leave when their visa expired in... more »

George Osborne Plans To Raid The Pots Of Wealthy Pensioners

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Senior Tories claim that British Chancellor, George Osborne, will face a fiery backbench revolt if he persists with plans to raid the pensions of high-income tax payers in his bid to slash the deficit. Under proposals being drawn up by senior civil servants in the Treasury, ahead of the Budget in March, all workers paying into a pension would receive a flat rate of tax relief of between 20 and 30 per cent. As higher-rate taxpayers tend to allocate more of their annual income into retirement pensions, the proposed changes would create a multibillion-pound tax windfall for the Treasu... more »

Look at *real* wages to get the full story

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
What does rising prosperity look like? There is a misconception abroad that a leading measure of rising prosperity is rising money wage levels. But this ignores what folk actually buy with their money wages. What it ignores is the primary result of rising productivity: which is *falling prices*. And the primary effect of falling prices is a faling cost of living—which is to say: rising* real* wages (real wages meaning, in the classical sense, the good stuff you can buy with your wages). *Politicians [especially] often focus on wages as though they were the only measure of changi... more »

Supplemental: Nominate as the New York Times says, not as the New York Times does!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016Bombs away at the Times:* Did Idris Elba deserve a Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in last year's film, Beasts of No Nation? We have no idea. We didn't see that film, or any of the films whose actors did get nominated. (Main problem: They charge admission.) If we had seen the films, we probably wouldn't be able to judge who the best actors were. We assume that Elba is a fine actor. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Golden Globes, but he didn't get nominated for an Oscar. Presumably, New York Times film... more »

What Are You Going to Do About U.S. Bases?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*The Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (114 left as of last count in 2009) used to swim around Jeju Island, South Korea every day but since the Navy base construction in Gangjeong village has polluted the water so badly the dolphins now avoid the area.* *My Op-Ed about our recent VFP trip to Jeju Island and Okinawa was printed in the Opinion section of our local newspaper today. The Times Record editor though decided he didn't want people to read one paragraph (see it in red below) and took it out before publishing the piece in the paper and at their web site. I forwarded evidenc... more »

Democrats in 'Group Think' Land

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
By Robert Parry A curious reality about Official Washington is that to have “credibility” you must accept the dominant “group thinks” whether they have any truth to them or not, a rule that applies to both the mainstream news media and the political world, even to people who deviate from the pack on other topics. For instance, Sen. Bernie Sanders may proudly declare himself a “democratic socialist” – far outside the acceptable Washington norm – but he will still echo the typical propaganda about Syria, Russia, Iran and other “designated villains.” Like other progressives who spen... more »

The Situation In Syria: Week Fifteen Of The Russian Intervention In Syria - When No News Is Good News

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
It is startling to me that there have been so little reports coming out of Syria right now to give everyone a clear picture of exactly what has been happening in Syria's "civil war" and the Syrian attempt to win their nation back from the criminal US/Israel/NATO cabal..... But what I have noticed is that the Jew spew media outlets are NOT reporting much on Syria like they did in the past when the US/Israel fraud "terrorist" group called "ISIS' was supposedly winning the war in Syria... Which means that by the silence, the fraud "ISIS" (or as is sometimes called "Daesh") is definitely... more »

Jeremy Corbyn's Party Political Broadcast

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
Okay, it's *Labour's* party political broadcast: I perhaps wouldn't have included the Saudi prisons issue on the grounds it's not particularly well-known among the public, but the rest of it was fine. It was clear, set out an alternative to what the government's doing, focused on matters of everyday concern, and did a good job of positioning Jeremy as a man with a coherent view and obvious sense of direction. As a Corbyn sceptic, I thought it was very good. Thoughts?

Here are the 10 — yes, 10 — reasons PLOS ONE retracted this paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
PLOS One is retracting a paper for overlapping with a Wikipedia page. And for containing material lifted from other sources. And for “language errors.” And for insufficient evidence that authors found the pathogens floating around in hospital air that they claimed to find. The instances of plagiarism are a “huge problem,” each “enough for retraction on […] The post Here are the 10 — yes, 10 — reasons PLOS ONE retracted this paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Rock Legend Animal Dies Aged 66 per Waterford Whispers News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
Another rock legend has been taken from us before his time.... 'TRIBUTES have been flooding in from all across the world following the death of Animal, the legendary drummer with rock outfit Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem. Fans of the supergroup were shocked to learn of the passing of the iconic percussionist, who passed away at just 66 following a short illness. Remaining band members Dr. Teeth, Janice, Zoot and Floyd Pepper took to the group's Facebook fan page to announce the sad news earlier today.' More here http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2016/01/20/rock-legend-animal-... more »

U.S. And Russian Foreign Ministers Meet To Discuss Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting on Syria, in Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. © Jacquelyn Martin / Reuters *RT*: *‘We’ll fight ISIS until its complete annihilation’ – Russian FM Lavrov after Kerry talks* Islamic State and the Nusra Front won’t be part of the proposed Syrian ceasefire as the fight against the jihadists will go on until their complete annihilation, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart, John Kerry, agreed during talks in Zurich. “The main thing is that we came to an unam... more »

Aerial Drone Footage Shows Total Devastation In Homs, Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *Utter destruction .... and no signs of life.

Bringing Iran in From the Cold

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
Even as western sanctions are lifted in response to Iran’s dismantling crucial, large-scale elements of its nuclear facilities, critics continue to believe that Iran is preparing to cheat on the nuclear deal, is increasing its support of proxies such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen, and is bent on achieving regional hegemony. […]

Iranian Official: US ‘Bought’ Captives

Russ Read at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the head of Iran’s paramilitary militia, speaking on November 21, 2015.] The head of Iran's paramilitary militia claims that the $1.7 billion that will be paid to Iran directly by the U.S. government was a ransom for the four Americans released Sunday. Brigadier Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi of Iran's Basij force... more »

Proposed Obama Rule on Transgender Persons Could Affect Homeless Shelters

Melody Wood at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Church Homeless Shelter Beds - 900] Emergency shelters are the next target for regulations elevating gender identity over health, safety, privacy, and religious liberty concerns. On Nov. 20, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided notice of a proposed new rule, "Equal Access in... more »

Coast Guard Suspends Search for 12 Missing Marines

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The US Coast Guard abandoned its search on Tuesday for the 12 US Marines who went missing after their two heavy lift helicopters crashed off Hawaii last week. The search was conducted for five days after the incident occurred late last Thursday near the island of Oahu. abc news reports The decision to suspend the search at sunset local time came after four life rafts were found in the desperate search for the service members off Oahu. A U.S. Navy salvage ship — equipped with sonar and a remotely operated vehicle — had joined the underwater search effort near the last known position ... more »

Asda Cyber Security Left Personal Details Exposed To Hackers

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
If you shop online with Asda supermarket then a cyber security flaw might have left your personal details exposed to hackers looking to steal your identity and bank details. Trusted Reviews reports: A vulnerability on Asda’s website left countless customers’ personal data exposed. The flaw was spotted by security expert Paul Moore, who says that because Asda currently processes north of 200,000 online orders each week, over 19 million transactions could have been at risk. Moore says he first spotted the problem as far back as March 2014, and let Walmart-owned Asda know about the iss... more »

Motorbikes Playing A Key Role For The Syrian Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Syrian soldiers say motorbikes were key to the recapture of Salma, a town that was a rare rebel stronghold in the regime bastion of coastal Latakia province (AFP Photo/Youssef Karwashan) *AFP*:* Syria regime's secret weapon in rebel town capture: motorbikes* Salma (Syria) (AFP) - As Syrian forces battled to recapture the rebel stronghold of Salma last week, they relied not only on Russian air support but also a secret weapon: motorbikes. Adapting a tactic used by both their rebel opponents and the pro-regime fighters of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, government forces used dozens of... more »

Hillary’s Campaign Accuses Intel IG of Coordinating with GOP on Damning Email Reports

The Daily Caller at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton3 - 400] Hillary Clinton's top campaign spokesman believes a vast right-wing conspiracy of sorts is behind Tuesday's explosive report about the discovery of emails on the former secretary of state's server that are classified at levels higher than previously known. According to... Continue reading *“Hillary’s Campaign Accuses Intel IG of Coordinating with GOP on Damning Email Reports”* at *dailycaller.com*.

Rubio Announces ‘Dignity of Life’ Advisory Board

Stream staff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who made a brief stop in Minneapolis for a fundraiser at the Minneapolis Club, announces a "Minnesota Leadership Team," during a press conference, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016,in Minneapolis. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)] Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced this morning the formation of a Dignity of Life Advisory Board, experts equally dedicated to “upholding the fundamental principle that every life has inherent dignity as a unique being created in the Image of God.”... more »

How Ted Cruz Came to Know Jesus

The Resurgent/Erick Erickson at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz3 - 400] I hear friends say Ted Cruz sounds like a preacher. They say he is using the gospel to round up voters. They don't like it and they are not sure if Ted is authentic. The Ted Cruz I know is... Continue reading *“How Ted Cruz Came to Know Jesus”* at *theresurgent.com*.

Shades of Matthew 22: Jilted Bride Turns Wedding Reception into Party for Homeless Kids in Seattle

ABC News at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Homeless kids dinner party - 400] A jilted bride recently turned her heartbreak into shared joy by turning her wedding reception into a fancy dinner party for homeless kids and their families in Seattle. After 29-year-old Dana Olsen’s then-fiance got cold feet, she connected with Mary’s... Continue reading *“Shades of Matthew 22: Jilted Bride Turns Wedding Reception into Party for Homeless Kids in Seattle”* at *abcnews.go.com*.

Jamie Foxx Called a ‘Guardian Angel’ After Saving Man from Burning Truck

CNN at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Jamie Foxx - 400] Jamie Foxx has played plenty of heroes on the big screen. Monday night he played one in real life. The Oscar winner helped rescue a man whose pickup truck crashed and caught fire in front of Foxx’s home. Brett Kyle,... Continue reading *“Jamie Foxx Called a ‘Guardian Angel’ After Saving Man from Burning Truck”* at *cnn.com*.

Michigan Governor on Flint Water: ‘I Let You Down’

DAVID EGGERT at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Michigan governor Rick Snyder] LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has failed Flint residents but pledged to take new steps to fix the city’s drinking water crisis, starting with committing millions in state funding and deploying more National Guard members.... more »

Western Coalition Against The Islamic State Agree To Intensify The Fight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies before the House Armed Services Committee, June 17, 2015. Carter outlined the Defense Department’s strategy on dealing with terror threats in the Middle East and approaches to dealing with recent significant gains by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett *Washington Post:* *Fight against the Islamic State enters a new phase with pledge from seven countries* PARIS – The U.S.-led military coalition’s fight against the Islamic State militant group entered a new phase on Wednesday, with defense ministers from the s... more »

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Heads Are Spinning

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska has spoken at a Donald Trump rally, endorsing the rogue Donald in his bid to become the next commander in chief. The Tea Party’s darling and the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee says that the Donald can “kick ISIS’ ass!” Ms. Palin declared on stage at a Trump rally in Iowa tonight: “No more pussyfootin’ around!” The Guardian reports: In a brisk, occasionally disorganized speech that eschewed the use of teleprompters favored by certain White House occupants, the former half-term governor of Alaska and one-time vice presidential nomi... more »

The Sky Continues To Collapse On Ted Cruz

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Ted Cruz isn't just a flip-flopper on core right-wing issues; he blatantly lies about it as well. Doesn't he understand that everything gets recorded nowadays? In the video above, Tea Party senatorial candidate Cruz, 2011, was being honest with crackpot radio host/immigrant hater Duke Machado, telling him that the Constitution protects birthright citizenship, a concept that is anathema to Know Nothings, xenophobes, racists and extremists on the far right. "The 14th Amendment," he told Machado and his listeners, provides for birthright citizenship. I've looked at the legal argumen... more »

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau sings....just like her Mother-in-law, Maggie did...years ago

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Sophie's Song* *And now for something completely different....* Here's an exchange I had recently with my fellow Canadian blogger, Northerntruthseeker. Because he has such an "Iron-Man" rep.... in being able to listen/watch the unlistenable and unwatchable, *I asked him to vet the CBC news video of Canada's "First Lady" (actually there is no such official designation in Canada) Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau as she sang at a recent Martin Luther King memorial. I tried to listen but could not...* *greencrow* said... Thanks, NTS for your perspective on the Saudi/Yemen conflict. Interesti... more »

Controlling Life via the Carbon Control Tyranny-

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
Cause I want all of us 'crazy diamonds' to keep shinin' on What Is The Average Global Temperature? Every adult in Britain should be forced to carry ‘carbon ration cards’, say MPs Pope’s climate adviser proposes CO2 budget for every person on the planet Patrick Wood Exposes the Technocracy Agenda The Vatican's head banker is featured in this post also: Carbon Pricing’s Dirty Secret: Tax Payer Subsidies to Prevent “Carbon Leakage”

Women's Boat to Gaza

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
WOMEN'S BOAT TO GAZA Gaza has been under Israeli blockade for the past decade during which Israel has also launched countless attacks against the besieged population, turning life into a nightmare and a continuous struggle. Through Freedom Flotillas and other naval missions we have brought international attention to their suffering and their

Eagle Forum Activists Ignore Leader, Back Ted Cruz

Charisma News at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz2] Phyllis Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972 to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making. The goal: that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty,... Continue reading *“Eagle Forum Activists Ignore Leader, Back Ted Cruz”* at *charismanews.com*.

Why Are U.S. Air Force Drones Crashing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *More Air Force drones are crashing than ever as mysterious new problems emerge* A record number of Air Force drones crashed in major accidents last year, documents show, straining the U.S. military’s fleet of robotic aircraft when it is in more demand than ever for counterterrorism missions in an expanding array of war zones. Driving the increase was a mysterious surge in mishaps involving the Air Force’s newest and most advanced “hunter-killer” drone, the Reaper, which has become the Pentagon’s favored weapon for conducting surveillance and airstrikes against... more »

White House Denies Reports That $1.7B Iran Payment Was A 'Ransom' Payment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill:* *White House: $1.7B Iran payment not 'ransom'* The White House is denying that the $1.7 billion sent to Iran to settle an outstanding claim this weekend was in any way tied to the release of five American prisoners. GOP critics of the payment are “wrong” to indicate that the payment amounts to "ransom," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday, following a whirlwind weekend that saw a number of milestone developments in the Obama administration’s engagement with Iran. In addition to the implementation of the international nuclear accord and a prisoner ... more »

Is The World Facing Epic Defaults?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph:* *World faces wave of epic debt defaults, fears central bank veteran* Exclusive: Situation worse than it was in 2007, says chairman of the OECD's review committee. The global financial system has become dangerously unstable and faces an avalanche of bankruptcies that will test social and political stability, a leading monetary theorist has warned. "The situation is worse than it was in 2007. Our macroeconomic ammunition to fight downturns is essentially all used up," said William White, the Swiss-based chairman of the OECD's review committe... more »

World News Briefs -- January 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA:** Gunmen Kill at Least 21 at University in NW Pakistan* CHARSADDA / ISLAMABAD — A gun and bomb attack on a university in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens more, officials and hospital sources said. Authorities said a group of four "terrorists” stormed the Bacha Khan University in the town of Charsadda at around 9 in the morning and opened fire on students and teachers. Students and staff at the university told the VOA Correspondent Ayesha Tanzeem who is on the scene said that some of those killed and wounded received both bullet and... more »

Paper on pine tree genetics chopped for duplication

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A paper on genetic variability in Austrian pine trees apparently didn’t vary enough from other work. The journal is now retracting the 2012 paper for having significant overlap with another paper published in 2008. Another researcher pointed out the duplication — which was unintentional, according to the note, the result of an apparent failure in communication between the […] The post Paper on pine tree genetics chopped for duplication appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Peg with Pen: A Parent Speaks Up at a “Turnaround” School in Aur...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Peg with Pen: A Parent Speaks Up at a “Turnaround” School in Aur...: The following is an interview I conducted with a parent from my school. The parent chose to remain anonymous. Thanks for doing this interv... more »

THE YEAR OF THE LIBERAL: Palin and Weiner as seen by the Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016Postponement—Disintegration, gatekeepers gone:* Confusing snow travel arrangements pending, we'll continue our award-winning series, The Year of the Liberal, tomorrow. For today, we thought we'd take a quick excursion into the world of our culture's highly visible state of disintegration. In each part of this rolling breakdown, we see the problems which arise in the absence of traditional gatekeepers. Part of the problem involves the way the disintegration is getting reported. *Sarah Palin's speech:* Is disintegration all around us? Let's start with S... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Hill:* *General: Afghan forces had 'mixed' results in first year fighting Taliban* Afghan National Security Forces had "mixed results" in their first year fighting the Taliban on their own, a U.S. brigadier general said Tuesday. The forces did "fairly well" at deliberate planned operations, but had trouble when responding to crisis, Army Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffnerr said. In addition, the Afghan National Army faces a shortfall of 25,000 troops, a gap it hopes to close over the next six months, he said. The Taliban is attempting to regain control of Helmand Province in souther... more »

Is North Korea's Leader Kim Jong-un Erratic?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© REUTERS/ KCNA *The Guardian:** From childhood to nuclear tests, insiders say Kim Jong-un has always been 'erratic'* *Sources inside the country say criticism of the leader by party cadres has increased in recent months. Daily NK reports.* Kim Jong-un’s decision to carry out a fourth nuclear test regardless of international sanctions has drawn criticism from colleagues in the ruling party, sources inside the country claim. Speaking under the condition of anonymity from Pyongyang, a source said party cadres had described the nuclear test as a sign of the leader’s “irresponsible a... more »

Is A Ukraine Settlement To End The Conflict In The Works?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov © Stanislav KrasilnikovITAR-TASS *TASS: Kremlin*: *Russian presidential aide told Putin about results of talks with Nuland* The meeting between Vladislav Surkov and Victoria Nuland focused on the settlement of the armed conflict in east Ukraine MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov who met with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland last week reported to President Vladimir Putin on the results of these negotiations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. The meeting between Surkov and... more »

Criminalizing the Sick

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
As Hillary Clinton cynically vows to incrementally build upon the "successes" of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration keeps chipping away at them. The latest chip punishes people who desperately sign up for expensive private health insurance when they get sick or hurt. Such behavior is a rude slap in the face to the free market predators, who are then forced to dip into their obscene profits and pay a portion of your hospital and doctor bills. Of course, the way the insurance companies spin it, it's those conniving sick people who are to blame for driving up everybody... more »

Human Rights Watch Documents Recent Violence In Iraq’s Tuz Kharmato

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Recently Agence France Presse’s Jean Marc Mojon wentto Tuz Kharmato in northern Salahaddin province. He talked with several residents who described how the town was divided between Turkmen and Kurds. These tensions recently exploded after a shootout at a checkpoint between Peshmerga and Hashd al-Shaabi in November. Things quickly escalated with citizens taking up arms and kidnapping and burning property from the other group. Human Rights Watch just released a report“Iraq: Ethnic Fighting Endangers Civilians” documenting that crisis along with others that have happened in the distr... more »

Japan's Intelligentsia Stand Up for Constitutionalism

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Scholars against security laws launch association to 'take back constitutional politics' The Mainichi, January 20, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160120/p2a/00m/0na/016000cA group of intellectuals including constitutional scholars who have raised voice against the government-sponsored security-related legislation launched the "association of people's movement to take back constitutional politics" on Jan. 19, the four-month anniversary of the passage of the controversial legislation.... representatives of the association held a news conference on Jan. 19 and released... more »

Gone tilt!

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 14 hours ago
New content on this site has been temporally suspended due to a computer failure and the time and effort needed to reinstall everything on a new one. Normal service will be restored as soon as possible! See http://ruralcanadian.blogspot.ca/2016/01/things-that-piss-me-off.html

Modern Kali Yuga and the Full Spectrum War Against Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*V. Susan Ferguson* - When faced with the decision to fight or turn the other cheek, what do we do? The post Modern Kali Yuga and the Full Spectrum War Against Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Report: Military Power In Asia 'Shifting Against' The US

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *The Guardian:** Military power in Asia 'shifting against' the US, major report warns* The study, which calls for America to flex its military muscle in the region, will likely be seized on by Republicans who accuse Obama of weak leadership The balance of military power in Asia is shifting against the US as China makes aggressive territorial moves, a major independent report will warn on Wednesday. Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia”, a major policy shift first outlined in 2011, is mired in confusion against a backdrop of a “significantly more complicate... more »

Three expressions of concern added to cancer researcher’s notice list

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Questions about data and conclusions in papers by a cancer researcher at the University of Maryland have led to three expressions of concern in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The notices follow four retractions — two for image duplications and two for unknown reasons — for Anil K. Jaiswal. The three papers under notice are all on mechanisms […] The post Three expressions of concern added to cancer researcher’s notice list appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Wind Power Down To 0.1%

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood At 5pm yesterday, electricity generation from wind farms dropped to a paltry 72 MW, just 0.1% of total demand of 52.1 GW. The 24-hour period up to 10.30 pm was little better, averaging just 0.3% http://www.bmreports.com/bsp/bsp_home.htm Fortunately there is still enough gas and coal- fired capacity to fill […]

Taliban Kill 20 in Attack at Northwest Pakistani University

RIAZ KHAN & ZARAR KHAN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Pakistan villagers pray for the recovery of people injured in an attack on a university, at a local hospital in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.] CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) -- Taliban gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and triggering an hours-long gunbattle with the army and police before the military declared the assault in a town near the... more »

Lawsuit Challenges Obama’s Executive Actions to Restrict Gun Sales

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama discusses reducing gun violence with CNN's Anderson Cooper at George Mason University on January 7, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia.] A conservative lawyer and activist has filed the first federal court challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions to restrict firearm ownership, arguing that the president's moves violate the Constitution. Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Justice Department lawyer who heads the conservative advocacy... more »

Huge Explosion Near Russian Embassy In Kabul

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
There was a huge explosion, which appeared to be a suicide bomb, near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Early reports said that at least four people were killed dead and 24 injured. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack which happened on Wednesday evening, local time. Kabul blast’s pics pic.twitter.com/VJEN3Uvti8 — zakaria hassani (@zakariahassani4) January 20, 2016 The Afghan news agency TOLOnews is now reporting more than a dozen dead and injured: #KabulBlast – More than a dozen dead and injured in a suicide bombing against a civilian bus close t... more »

Militants Attack University In Pakistan Killing At Least 22

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Militants kill at least 19 as they storm Pakistan university* Armed militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens a little more than a year after the massacre of 134 students at a school in the area, officials said. A senior Pakistani Taliban commander claimed responsibility for the assault in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province but an official spokesman later denied involvement, calling the attack "un-Islamic". The violence nevertheless shows that militants retain the ability to launch attacks, d... more »

US Coast Guard Suspends Search For 12 Missing Marines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Marine Times:* *Search for 12 Marines ends without finding survivors after helicopters crash* After five days without finding any survivors, the Coast Guard suspended its search for 12 Marines who have been missing since Jan. 14 when their two CH-53 helicopters crashed off Oahu. “The decision to suspend the search without finding survivors was particularly difficult,” said Capt. James Jenkins, commander of the Coast Guard’s 14th District. Searchers discovered some of the wreckage from the helicopters on the ocean floor about two miles offshore in roughly 325 feet of water, Jenki... more »

Iraq's Oldest Catholic Monastery Has Been Utterly Destroyed By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail/AP:* *Iraq's oldest Christian monastery that has stood for 1,400 years is destroyed in seconds: Satellite image reveals how ISIS reduced sacred site to rubble* * Dair Mar Elia, known as St. Elijah's Monastery in English, has been completely levelled by ISIS * The monastery, located south of Mosul, northern Iraq, was built in the 600s, making it 1,400 years old * It was Iraq's oldest Christian monastery and had recently functioned as a place of worship for U.S. troops The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, which had survived for more than 1,400 years, has been reduced... more »

Fascist aesthetics in North America

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 15 hours ago
Between the gaudy American and O'Leary, North American fascism has a distinct and tacky aesthetic compared to the martial notes of its European and Latin American ancestors. Instead, our wazzocks are fond of expensive ties and a Vegas aesthetic from about 1975.

Argentina: VIDEO - Anomalous Object Over Tucumán

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and Nuevo Diario WebDate: 01.18.2016* *Argentina: VIDEO - Anomalous Object Over Tucumán* The video shows the flying object over the city of Yerba Buena (Tucumán Province). After a series of movments, it rises swiftly and disappears. A video published on YouTube displays an alleged UFO in flight in the skies over the Province of Tucumán, more specifically the city of Yerba Buena. "A mighty UFO filmed over Yerba Buena this Monday at 21:15 hours," said the reader who submitted the clip to Diario Contexto (newspaper) via WhatsApp. "I recorded it from the 300 bloc... more »

Carson Campaign Volunteer Dies after Car Accident in Iowa

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Republican Presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson speaks to the media before a town hall event at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.] OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A volunteer for Ben Carson’s presidential campaign died Tuesday after being hospitalized with injuries suffered in a car accident in western Iowa that hurt three other campaign workers. Carson was in South Carolina at the time... more »

‘Death To Israel’ Professor in Ohio Investigated as Possible ISIS Recruiter

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Julio Pino, a Kent State University professor] A professor at Kent State University (KSU) in Ohio famous for his anti-Israel outbursts is now being investigated by the FBI for possibly being an Islamic State recruiter. An unnamed FBI special agent told KentWired, KSU's student newspaper, that associate history professor Julio Pino... more »

Senate Leader Says No ‘Fearmongering’ on Syrian Refugee Bill

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Dec. 18, 2015, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The debate over tough new screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees should be driven by facts, not fearmongering, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ahead of a key vote that had at least one Republican presidential... more »

There’s an Awakening Happening and You’re a Part of It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - Can you feel the momentum building for the conscious society? One in which the masses have awoken to both the spiritual and systemic revolution that is required for humanity’s evolution? The post There’s an Awakening Happening and You’re a Part of It appeared first on Waking Times.

What Motivates HRC's Incredibly Low Bar?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Tuesday morning MSNBC's Alex Seitz-Wald tweeted "Another big endorsement: @HRC for HRC. Not huge surprise, but helps undercut Sanders' claim that he's been strong on gay rights longer." No, not much of a surprise at all-- the least grassroots, most Beltway Establishment gay insider group endorses the Establishment candidate! As for undercutting Bernie's claim that he's been strong on gay rights longer, well, only in the minds of shallow, lazy corporate media hacks who missed the journalism class on context. HRC, a gay white male lobbying group in Washington, never does anything to ... more »

This Is Nauseating... Criminal Psychopathic Prime Minister Of Israel Tells Truth About How His Criminal State Abuses Their US Puppets!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
**I again feel I must apologize for my tardiness in getting new articles out here.. I have been so busy with other projects and family business that this blog has indeed fallen by the wayside.. I will do my best in getting as many new reports out when I have the time... Thanks, everyone, for your patience...* I have long said that the psychotic and criminal state of Israel has been in total control of the United States of America, and has been abusing that control to bilk BILLIONS (some people say it is TRILLIONS!) of dollars from their American slaves to make their psychotic state ... more »

You Make Me Happy Valentine with Free Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
My mantel is decorated in red and pink, my girls have their matching Valentine's outfits and I have been brainstorming Valentine ideas like crazy. I love today's free printable, perfect for anyone who loves to color. You are my Sunshine has long been one of my favorite songs to sing to my little ones. I have always loved the phrase, "You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray," which was the inspiration for today's printable Valentine. This sweet Valentine is perfect for attaching to any box of crayons. All you need is the printable at the end of this post, crayons and double sided tape... more »

The New Abolition Movement Against the New Slavery

Mat Staver & Keith Fournier at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: March For Life 2008 - 900] Every procured abortion is the taking of an innocent human life and violates the fundamental human right to life of a child. It is an intrinsic evil. As hundreds of thousands of people travel to Washington, D.C., on January 22nd to... more »

Americans Missing in Baghdad Kidnapped by Iran-Backed Militia

Reuters at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Americans missing Iran] Three U.S. citizens who disappeared last week in Baghdad were kidnapped and are being held by an Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia, two Iraqi intelligence and two U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. Unknown gunmen seized the three on Friday from a... Continue reading *“Americans Missing in Baghdad Kidnapped by Iran-Backed Militia”* at *reuters.com*.

Rifle Capable of Taking Down Helicopter Found at ‘El Chapo’ Hideout Purchased through Fast and Furious Program

Fox News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: El Chapo rifle Fast and Furious] A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car,... Continue reading *“Rifle Capable of Taking Down Helicopter Found at ‘El Chapo’ Hideout Purchased through Fast and Furious Program”* at *foxnews.com* .

Navy Launches Carrier Group Powered Partly by Pricey Biofuels

JULIE WATSON at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sails alongside USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) for a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Stennis is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations for a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuel, calling it a milestone toward easing the military’s reliance on foreign oil. The maritime branch is touting the warships as the centerpiece... more »

Larry Elder Asks, ‘Is America Racist?’

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Is America Racist Screenshot - 900] Conservative libertarian talk show host Larry Elder has released a compelling, short video for Prager University analyzing the claims by Black Lives Matter that the U.S. is chock full of racism. He begins, “Obama says ‘racism is in our DNA,'” but if so,... more »

America’s Next Oil Boom Will Be Even Bigger

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Oil Well, Oil Production, Fracking, Oil Rig, Oil Boom] Oil prices are set to rise again due to growing foreign demand, which could set the stage for another American oil boom built on the infrastructure of the first fracking boom, according to an economist who works on energy issues. "Even with... more »

Russia And China To Assist Iran In Building New Nuclear Plants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that China is going to construct a couple of nuclear power plants in southeastern Iran, and the issue will be discussed in an upcoming visit by the Chinese president to Tehran. *FARS News Agency:* *Iran to Start Construction of 2 N. Power Plants Soon* TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that the country will start building two new nuclear power plants in the near future. "Construction of two 1000-MW power plants will start soon," Salehi told r... more »

Cologne's imam doesn't belong to Europe

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Prisons and zoos may be exceptions* The Czech public is shocked by the news – also reported by Breitbart and The Daily Mail, among others – about the words that an Islamic Salafist imam in Cologne, Sami Abu-Yusuf, made about the 1,000 or so Cologne assaults on women on NYE. (800+ women have complained so far; 521 of the assaults had a sexual flavor, 3 are known to be full rapes so far; 1 person was charged so far.) The imam has made these statements for a major Russian TV; go to 8:20. Only the women themselves are responsible for the assaults because they were "half-naked" (whic... more »

Police Investigate Ten Year Old Schoolboy Over Spelling Mistake

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A spelling mistake has led to a 10-year-old Muslim schoolboy being interviewed by British police over suspected links to terrorism. The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, mistakenly wrote that he lived in a “terrorist house” instead of a “terraced house” during an English lesson at his primary school in Accrington, Lancashire back in December. Counter terrorism legislation that was introduced last year demands teachers alert authorities if they suspect a pupil’s connection to any terrorist behaviour or radicalisation. RT reports: His teachers did not realise it was an erro... more »

Saudi Arabia Does Not Rule Out Seeking Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*VOA*:* Saudi Official Won't Rule Out Seeking Nuclear Bomb to Meet Iranian Threat* Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has refused to rule out that it will seek a nuclear weapon if archrival Iran becomes a threat. In an interview Tuesday, Reuters news agency asked Adel al-Jubeir whether Saudi Arabia would try to get a nuclear bomb if Iran obtained one, despite its agreement with six world powers. He responded that his country would do "whatever we need to do in order to protect our people." Jubeir said the end of Western sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear agreement would be wel... more »

The World As We Know It Has Changed & There Is No Going Back To What We Were

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Michael Forrester* - Let us bind together, join forces and show those who love power what power really is. The post The World As We Know It Has Changed & There Is No Going Back To What We Were appeared first on Waking Times.

13 Hours Could Be More Politically Significant Because It Doesn’t Politicize Benghazi

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 13 Hours - 900] I went to see 13 Hours on opening night in Dallas. It's a visually beautiful and deeply moving film that tells the truth on a topic of urgent importance. It depicts the effects on the ground of America's feckless foreign... more »

Oregon Standoff Leader Attends Meeting, Hears Chants of ‘Go’

LISA BAUMANN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Renee Irvin holds a sign during a rally against the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by Ammon Bundy and his armed followers, while joining the rally at the Federal Building in Eugene, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.] The leader of an armed group who took over a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon weeks ago joined hundreds of area residents at a tense community meeting -- listening quietly as many loudly chanted at him to “go.” Ammon... more »

Davos World Economic Delegates Fret About China Slowdown, Big Bank Debt, Cheap Oil

PAN PYLAS & CARLO PIOVANO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Christine Lagarde speaks during a panel session on the first day of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.] DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- A prevailing sense of anxiety was in the air in the Swiss ski resort of Davos as the World Economic Forum kicked off Wednesday with delegates fretting about the turbulence in financial markets, slowdown in China... more »

Exclusive AP: Oldest Christian Monastery in Iraq is Razed

MARTHA MENDOZA, MAYA ALLERUZZO & BRAM JANSSEN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: This Nov. 7, 2008, photo shows St. Elijah's Monastery on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad. St. Elijah’s served as a center of the regional Christian community for centuries, attracting worshippers from throughout the region to pray with its priests.] IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group’s relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites. For 1,400 years the compound survived assaults by... more »

Left-Leaning Elites Eating Their Own: Oscars in Turmoil Over Lack of Racial Diversity

JAKE COYLE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 photo, Comedian Chris Rock speaks during an event celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Riverside Church in New York. Rock, who is scheduled to host the Oscars Feb. 28, has unveiled a new promotion for the broadcast, calling the ceremony "The White BET Awards."] NEW YORK (AP) -- Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees are forcing stars to choose sides and threatening to throw the movie industry’s biggest night of the... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*NYC liberal encounters NYC blacks* *Even after documenting a total breakdown of order and discipline, he cannot bring himself to say that what is needed is the re-establishment of high-discipline schools for difficult pupils* IN 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a non-profit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city’s neediest children. The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School is Boland’s ... more »

From Peacekeeper To Arms Dealer

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/ Stephen Harper claimed that his government was all about free trade. But recent data begs the question, "What kind of trade?" Elizabeth Thompson, at *ipolitics*, reports: Canada’s arms exports shot up while Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government was in office, fuelled by higher sales to countries like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Mexico and Austria. Between 2006 and 2013, the last year for which numbers are available, Canada’s exports of military goods to countries outside the United States rose... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Selections of Higher Energetics illuminate all

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Selections of Higher Energetics illuminate all* by ÉirePort Selections of Higher Energetics illuminate all. Energetics comply with the Nova Gaia patterns. Fellowship follows release. Countdown sequentials have commenced. ÉirePort | January 20, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-wZ

Death Ticket

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
A random search found me this. To the side, the "White Stripes" version was featured. Never actually heard the "White Stripes." In my opinion they massacred the song. This version is amazing.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*World's hottest year declaration expected amid dangerous winter weather* *Just a passing mention of El Nino towards the end. No acknowledgement that it will be El Nino, not CO2, that is responsible for the recent high temperatures. How do we know that? We know it because previous El Ninos have been accompanied by big temperature jumps followed by much lower temperatures afterward.And CO2 levels have not suddenly leapt. They cannot account for a temperature jump. The following ppm figures from Cape Grim are for the recent November averages: 388.94 2011; 391.17 2012; 393.... more »

10 Healthy Organic Snack Recipes For Kids

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
10 HEALTHY ORGANIC FOODs FOR KIDS Does your kid always ask for junk or instant foods? Do you worry your kid is not eating healthy? Well, if you want your child to say no to unhealthy processed food reading this post may be of help. If you want to ensure your child is eating healthy at home, making organic food is a delicious option. Read on to find some delicious organic recipes! TOP TEN ORGANIC RECIPES FOR KIDS: Remember to use only organic food for kids for the recipes you prepare: 1. Muffin Sandwich: You Will Need: English muffins Eggs Milk Cheddar cheese slices Organic meat Oil Sa... more »

Syrian Army Defeats Terrorists Using Motorbikes

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The latest successful tactic that the Syrian army has deployed to fight terrorists in Syria is the use of motorbikes in the battlefield. Occupied since 2012, the town of Salma was recaptured from the militants by the Syrian Army last week. Their success in taking back the town in north-eastern Latakia near the Turkish border was due to their secret weapon, the motorbike. The bikes allowed the army to use the same tactics as the militants by being able to navigate or spearhead an attack through narrow streets laden with mines, debris and snipers. Sputnik reports: The city’s narrow al... more »

Loaves and Fishes: Our Gifts Multiplied to Nourish Those in Need

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Loaves and Fishes - 900] The story of Jesus taking one boy's meal and using it to feed a multitude is one of the few miracles recorded in all four gospels, which signals there must be something especially significant here. The story, I am convinced,... more »

RIP, Bob Carter

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
I have met this man twice in 2010, in Chicago and Sydney, both for an international climate conference. In Chicago, I just listened to him during a coffee break. In Sydney, I told him that I'm a good friend of Willie Soon, Bob replied, "Ahh, all friends of Willie are also my friends" and gave me a firm handshake and a nice smile. Very friendly, warm and intelligent. Sad to hear this. RIP, Bob. Some reports today: (1) *"Professor Bob Carter (74) has been a key figure in the Global Warming debate, doing exactly what good professors ought to do — challenging paradigms, speaking inter... more »

LIGO rumors reflect genuine, healthy excitement

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Steven T. Corneliussen of Physics Today wrote a somewhat critical text about the wave of LIGO rumors that escalated one week ago: Physics gossip vs. physics news Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss is often cited as a source, mainly because his rumors are relatively quickly spread through a large number of his Twitter followers. Your humble correspondent is often quoted as the propagator of the most precise rumors. Wait for February 11th to hear the announcement. And you will learn about at least two events. And at least one of them will be the detection of a merger of two black holes each ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: January 20, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Fueling in Iraq-900] U.S. Air Force airmen deliver fuel to coalition bases in Iraq in support of operations against ISIS on Dec. 16, 2015. Thank you to all of our nation’s service members for risking their lives during the war against ISIS and... more »

The Coming Age of Financial Triage  (HELP!)  Democratic Debate:  Alan Greenspan’s Spouse Should Not Have Co-Hosted Democratic Debate (Maybe the Republican?)

Big Bank Stocks Have Been Crushed: Here’s Why Get Ready to Live the Sequel to “The Big Short” _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The Coming Era of Financial TriageJanuary 19, 2016Virtually every major program of every major nation-state is financially unsustainable going forward.Though triage is typically used in a medical setting, we are entering an era when financial triage will increasingly be necessary on a

Philip L. Russell : El Peña Nieto de México a mediados de su término

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 22 hours ago
La baja aprobación del presidente refleja no solo su desempeño pero también la inhabilidad de su gobierno para atender los problemas básicos del país. Por Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | 4 de enero, 2016 Traducido del inglés … finish reading Philip L. Russell : El Peña Nieto de México a mediados de su término

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Military’s Robotic Ghost Ship Passes Critical Test https://t.co/QCZMzfPHeZ (Mar '15) pic.twitter.com/zvnAY3g8US — Defense One (@DefenseOne) January 19, 2016

"California’s Methane Gas Leak Environmental Catastrophe Explained"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"California’s Methane Gas Leak Environmental Catastrophe Explained"* by TheLipTV2 "The Aliso Canyon gas leak, which is currently polluting Southern California, is examined with Timothy O’Connor, the Director of Environmental Defense Fund’s Oil and Gas Program in California, following the news that Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday in Porter Ranch, where thousands of residents have been evacuated. O’Connor explains the health and environmental effects of methane emissions, the dangers of the gas leak relief plan, the Southern California Gas Company’s respo... more »

Has Russian Aristrikes In Syria Shifted The Momentum Of The War In Favour Of The Assad Regime?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A boy inspects his school, which activists say was damaged in an airstrike carried out by the Russian air force in the Syrian town of Injara, in Aleppo province, on Jan. 12, 2016. (Khalil Ashawi/Reuters) *Washington Post:* *Russian airstrikes are working in Syria — enough to put peace talks in doubt* BEIRUT — Russia’s military intervention in Syria is finally generating gains on the ground for Syrian government forces, tilting the battlefield in favor of President Bashar al-Assad to such an extent that the Obama administration’s quest for a negotiated settlement to the war suddenly... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Scout Sniper * A Marine fires on a target with the M40A5 sniper rifle at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 12, 2016. The student is participating in the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper course. Participants learn skills such as stalking, camouflage, land navigation and marksmanship. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez

Post Election Commentary Linkfest Madness

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 23 hours ago
*Election night at Hung Tz-yung's HQ in Daya. What a wonderful moment.* *MEDIA* *Normal* - Telegraph on three women who inspired Tsai Ing-wen - BBC's Cindy Sui on Tsai as a person - TIME: Tsai Ing-wen now most powerful woman in the Chinese speaking world. - AFP on the election, with quotes from Jon Sullivan at U of Nottingham - NYTimes: Tsai faces weak economy, Beijing - NHK: Discusses outcome, identity - USA Today - Philippines Kicker News - The Independent - Daily Mail: Voters turn their backs on closer ties - WashPost: Onus on China to respond ... more »

British Rules of Engagement Stipulate That A Sniper Must Warn The Enemy Before He Can Shoot Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Telegraph*: *'British sniper investigated for not shouting warning in Iraq'* Veterans group expresses outrage at unlawful killing investigation despite fact that lethal shot prevented insurgent firing rocket propelled grenade at British base. A British sniper is being investigated for shooting dead an Iraqi insurgent preparing to fire a rocket propelled grenade because he did not shout a warning, according to a pressure group representing former members of the armed forces. The group, UK Veterans One Voice, says the unidentified soldier is the subject of an inquiry by the I... more »

Chief Scientists Parting Gaffes.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
"Don't flinch" is outgoing Chief Scientist Ian Chubb's parting advice for scientists facing a wide range of detractors (link) Professor Chubb will this week end his 5-year term as Chief Scientist. "I can only say to scientists: don't flinch. Do your work; do it according to the trusted methods of ethical science and talk regularly to the public ... their support, and the weight and quality of evidence, must always trump make-believe." As we know, the realist scientists "do it according to the trusted methods of ethical science" whereas the shrill turn the scientific method around... more »

The GOP Brand Is In The Toilet And Herr Trumpf Is The Most Hated Candidate Of 2016

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Before dropping out of the primary race, Lindsey Graham may never have reached the 3% threshold of support anywhere but the mass media loves his sassy demeanor anyway, and gives him more airtime than almost any other member of Congress. This morning he was on *Fox and Friends* again demeaning Herr Trumpf and Ted Cruz, rivals to Jeb Bush, the candidate who would presumably give ole Lindsey a cabinet position so he would never have to pander to a bunch of racist rednecks and Know Nothings in Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson again. He told Fox viewers that Ted Cruz, with whom he ... more »

Can Congress Get Its Swagger Back?

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two fresh faces in the Republican Party, Ryan and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, are offering messages of openness and diversity that could answer the GOP establishment’s increasingly desperate search for an antidote to the loud pronouncements of presidential front-runner Donald Trump.] According to the Constitution, the legislature is the first and most powerful branch of government. And yet, many believe -- on the left and the right -- that the institution ha... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Caught On Tape: 1,000 Dutch Villagers Storm Town Hall In Anti-Migrant Melee Patchwork ploughing: Australian farmer creates huge geometric artwork to fight soil erosion Washington Unveils Investigation Into "Russian Meddling" In The EU And You Thought QE Was Over: The Fed Will Monetize Half Of This Year's U.S. Treasury Issuance Hedge Fund Which Predicted The Subprime Crisis Expects Massive Yuan Devaluation In 2016 China Wades Into Mid-East Melodrama As Xi Makes First Presidential Trip To Saudi Arabia, Iran Dutch Politician: Male Refugees Are "Testosterone Bombs," ... more »

Emergency: Contaminated Michigan Water Causing Hair To Fall Out

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A state of emergency has been declared in Michigan as 100,000 of Flint city residents drank contaminated water that they say is causing their hair to fall out. The reason for contamination has been blamed on inadequate chemical treatment of water that contained lead leached from old pipes in 2014. YourNewsWire reader, Kushal Kumar, points out that a prediction of this exact scenario had been published in an astrological article entitled – “Astrological probable alerts for US in year 2016” – last year on 15 October, 2015. The prediction stated: “Use or storage of chemicals radiation ... more »

Palin’s Endorsement of Trump Long on Praise, But Will It Help?

Stream staff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: AMES, IA - JANUARY 19: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University on January 19, 2016 in Ames, IA. Palin endorsed Donald Trump's run for the Republican presidential nomination.] It had been rumored for a while and then announced this afternoon, as The Stream’s Al Perrotta reported earlier: Former Republican vice-presidential candidate and political celebrity Sarah Palin has endorsed Donald Trump for president. Now the question is, will it... more »

Are We At the Cusp Of A New Nuclear Arms Race?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Titan II Nuclear Missile in Silo (Image from Flickr) *Gordon Adams & Richard Sokolsky, Defense One*: *Obama Is About To Launch A New Nuclear Arms Race. There’s a Better Way.* The United States is on the cusp of launching an unnecessary, expensive, and potentially dangerous plan to modernize its strategic nuclear forces, helping stimulate what is being called a “new nuclear arms race.” Before Washington starts down this path, it needs to step back and ask, “How much is enough?” or, as the Cold War adage went, “How high do we need to make the rubble bounce? The United States can deter... more »

Will The Lifting Of Sanctions Benefit Iran's Revolutionary Guards?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Members of the revolutionary guard attend the anniversary ceremony of Iran's Islamic Revolution at the Khomeini shrine in the Behesht Zahra cemetery, south of Tehran, February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi *Reuters:** Iran's elite Guards to gain regional, economic power in post-sanctions era* Iran's Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they've been lifted. Iran's clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing... more »

Female Refugees Reveal Horrifying Journeys of Sexual Abuse

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, Syrian refugees inside the border wait to be approved to get into Jordan, in the Hadalat reception area, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, Jordan. The Senate will consider new rigorous screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to enter the United States as national security looms large for voters in an election year.] Female refugees are subject to sexual abuse "at every stage of their journey" to Europe, according to a report from Amnesty International released Sunday. T... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VII: Reflection”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VII: Reflection” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojsJONaD0RY

CIA Pilot Swears Oath: Planes Did Not Bring Towers Down On 9/11

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former CIA and commercial pilot John Lear has come forward and sworn an affidavit stating that the Twin Towers were not bought to the ground by planes crashing into them. In his expert opinion the official version of events that claims two planes crashed into the towers is actually “physically impossible.” With reports from the Kremlin this week that President Putin is ready to release satellite images proving that the Twin Towers were destroyed by “controlled demolition” rather than by the force of two planes, enormous strides towards disproving the official 9/11 Commission version... more »

Insomnia Is The Future – Researchers Say Sleep Is Becoming Obsolete

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
As technology improves at an ever-increasing pace, researchers say our bodies have not yet had a chance to catch up with the demands these new technologies place on our bodies and minds. The answer, they say, is to eliminate sleep altogether as humans evolve to cope with the technological demands of the future. A ‘biohacker’ has said that he believes that in the near future sleep will be eliminated altogether, and has developed a few techniques (dubbed ‘sleep hacking’) to help function successfully on very little sleep. Vice.com reports: Often at the cost of sleep, our most valuable... more »

British Asset ‘Jihadi John’ Killed In Syria, ISIS Confirm

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
ISIS have confirmed that British jihadist ‘Jihadi John’ has been killed in airstrike in Syria, in a recent issue of their IS’ magazine. British campaign group Cage claim that Jihadi John, whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi was interrogated by MI5 before its agents tried to recruit him as an informant. He was reportedly killed in November last year by a US drone strike in Syria. RT.com reports: Jihadi John “finally achieved” what he has “sought for so long” on November 12, 2015, the pamphlet said. From August 2014, Jihadi John appeared in a series of graphic videos uploaded to YouTu... more »

Tsunami Of One Billion Migrants To Hit Europe, Says Davos Leader

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Davos leader Klaus Schwab has said that an impending global economic crash will cause a huge “tsunami of migrants” to hit Europe. The founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) says he believes that the plunging prices of commodities is a warning sign of a huge economic disaster about to hit the entire world. “Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on the income from oil exports … Now imagine 1 billion inhabitants, imagine they all move north,” Schwab said in a recent interview. Breitbart.com reports: As a solution, Schwab advocates a greater sense of solidarity with... more »

Sanders Up 27 Points on Clinton in NH, Says New Poll

The Hill at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sanders] Bernie Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton by 27 points in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR poll. The Vermont senator is the favorite of 60 percent of the Granite State’s likely Democratic primary voters, compared to 33 percent for Clinton.... Continue reading *“Sanders Up 27 Points on Clinton in NH, Says New Poll”* at *thehill.com*.

Why Is The CIA Supporting Syrian Rebel Groups With Ties To Al Qaeda?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they take positions in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015. Reuters/Ammar Abdullah *Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Nathaniel Barr, Daily Beast*: *The CIA’s Syria Program and the Perils of Proxies* After fighting al Qaeda and its affiliates for a decade and a half, the CIA is now helping them gain ground in Syria. Almost every aspect of the Obama administration’s policy toward Syria has been scrutinized,... more »

Nelson Report Compilation

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: DSC09350] *A reporter readies at NPP party HQ in Daya, Taichung on election night* Stored below the READ MORE link... starts with Tsai's speech on election night in English and Chinese For Immediate Release Jan. 16, 2016 "We Have Embarked on the First Mile toward Reform" President-Elect Tsai Ing-wen's Address to DPP Campaign Victory Rally [TAIPEI] - To the friends here with us at the rally, standing by the television, young people watching the live-stream online, and all people of Taiwan, good evening. I would like to thank my running mate, Dr. Chen Chien-jen, my campaign ... more »

Bob Carter according to Climate Misinformer UNSkeptical UNScience (SS)

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
The loss of Professor Bob Carter is a loss to the world of truth, a loss to the world of Science and in fact a loss to the world. The despicable Climate Misinformers at *UN*Skeptical *UN*Science (SS) have a post under the lying title of Climate Misinformer: Bob Carter. This is just a repeat of the misinformation in their Global Warming and Climate Change Myths. These "myths" have all been debunked by this blog's *SS Myths debunked.* *An example:* "CO2 is not a pollutant" Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as... more »

Jan. 19: My, the Irving press is awful

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
The first section has news like a Tim Horton's being closed for a few days. The big headline says that the federal government might agree to help local infrastructure projects. Well, yeah. It might. Or it might not. So what's the big story? Then there's a story that the food banks (all charity operations) have bought a new building. At least 3,000 people depend on that charity to stay alive. How about the next time Mr. Irving looks for a handout or a really cheap price on something, we tell him to go to a charity? Then, with the whole world seemingly in an economic crash, the edit... more »

Rand Paul Hits The Nail On The Head: Audit The Ted

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I have to say this Rand Paul swipe at Ted Cruz is hilarious-- and I just couldn't resist sharing it. Disclaimer: *DWT* is not Cruz-country. But we have a sense of humor and love laughing along with our Republican friends. Rand: Recently, Senator Ted Cruz decided to skip the vote on "Audit The Fed." Cruz has claimed to be been a long time supporter of "Audit The Fed" but when the vote came up in the Senate he was no where to be found. However, this is not the first issue that Ted Cruz has flip flopped on or failed to address. Ted Cruz also supported the repeal of the Patriot Act,... more »

‘New York Values': Cruz, Trump and History

John Wohlstetter at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Brooklyn Bridge New York City - 900] The spirited exchange between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on what constitutes "New York values" was a high point of the Charleston Republican debate. Trump won the televised exchange, citing the Big Apple's heroic response to the atrocities of September... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 19 , 2016 ) Overview - ( 1. Every Equity Index Below Its 200 - Day Moving Average. 2. Commodity Crush - % Below All Time Highs . 3. Symbiotic Relation Between Brent Oil & The Russian Ruble. ) Asia / Emerging Nations ( 1. Turkey Items Of Note. 2. China Items - Yuan / Market Fluctuations/ Economic Items. 4. MENA Items - Syria / ISIS / Libya In Focus . 4. Refugee Related Items. 5. Iran vs Saudi Arabia - Political and Oil Battles . 6. Commodity Crush Items - Emerging Nation Related Items. 7. Currency Crush Continues To hit Emerging Nations. 8.Tuesday's Odds & Ends ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee Related Items - European Political Aspects. 2. Russian Reserves At Risk Of Being Run down in 18 Months Says Bill Browder. 3. Greece Items Of Note - Economy / Troika./ Refugee Situation 4.Odds & Ends )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Evening wrap...... Overview........ *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Every equity index in the world is below its 200-day moving average. Only more QE/negative rates can save us. [image: Embedded image permalink] *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 5h 5 hours ago % Below All-Time High Nat Gas: 86% Crude: 80% Silver: 72% Sugar: 68% Coffee: 66% Copper: 58% Lumber: 50% Gold: 43% [image: Embedded image permalink] *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 8h 8 hours ago Russian Ruble and Crude at new lows. [image: Embedde... more »

Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture Of Bin Laden's Body

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Speaking out: Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette appeared on US TV show 60 Minutes this week to discuss his book. CBS said they disguised his appearance for his safety *Matthew Cole, The Intercept*: *Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture Of Bin Laden's Body, Faces Investigation Of Business Ties* A FORMER NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden and wrote a bestselling book about the raid is now the subject of a widening federal criminal investigation into whether he used his position as an elite commando for personal profit while on active duty, according to two people familiar with the case. Ma... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What's that glowing in the distance? Although it may look like a lighthouse, the rays of light near the horizon actually emanate from the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece. Some temple lights are even reflected in the Aegean Sea in the foreground. *Click image for larger size.* Although meant to be a monument to the sea, in this image, the temple's lights seem to be pointing out locations on the sky. For example, the wide ray toward the right fortuitously points toward the Lagoon Nebula in the central band of our Milky Way, which runs diagonally down the image from the upp... more »

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Cosmic View"* by Chet Raymo "When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a 15 or more years ago: Britannica 32 volumes 1000 pages per vol 1200 words per page 5 letters/wd =200 million letters So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number of steps- ATTGCCCTAA, ... more »

In A Trumpf Regime, Will You Be A Thought Criminal?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A few days ago, we mentioned in passing that fans of Herr Trumpf are "looking for a fuehrer, a caudillo... end of story." It isn't the first time we've attributed Trumpf's rise in popularity-- despite his obvious short-comings-- to this need for a powerful daddy figure among-- I hate to say it-- life's losers. Buffeted by economic and cultural stresses, utterly brainwashed by the twisted faux-reality of Hate Talk Radio and Fox News, millions of Americans are ready to give up on democracy. Many aren't comfortable with-- or even capable of-- abstract thought. Jeb might think of the... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) *David Ignatius, Washington Post:* *Defeating the Islamic State Will Be a Long War* TAMPA, Fla. -- There's a scary disconnect between the somber warnings you hear privately from military leaders about the war against the Islamic State and the glib debating points coming from Republican and Democratic politicians. The politicians fulminate about defeating the terrorists, but they don't talk much about the costs or sacrifices that will be required. The general... more »

"We Will Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Qui tacet consentire videtur, ubi loqui debuit ac potuit." ("He who is silent is taken to agree; he ought to have spoken when he was able to.") - Roman proverb

When Taking the RU-486 Pill Failed, She Came to Us with Her Crisis Pregnancy

Natalie Brumfeld at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: BabyFist-FullSize - 900] Weeks ago, I walked into our crisis pregnancy center and witnessed a miracle. I have been volunteering as a counselor for over 7 years now and never before have I seen this. I was honored to see God's handiwork up... more »

Obama Admin Backs Effort to Label Products Made by Jewish Businesses in West Bank

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jewish businesses] The State Department on Tuesday defended efforts by the European Union to explicitly label goods produced by Jewish businesses in the West Bank. The EU moved to single out Jewish goods produced in disputed areas of the West Bank. Over... Continue reading *“Obama Admin Backs Effort to Label Products Made by Jewish Businesses in West Bank”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Banks Brace for Oil Loan Implosion- Big Banks Cringe? Oil Industry Bailout?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Just a quick news item. Had one of those hectic days today. Considering the stock market activity since 2016 reared it's head..?? *CNN Money * Firms on Wall Street helped bankroll America's energy boom, financing very expensive drilling projects that ended up flooding the world with oil. Now that the oil glut has caused prices to crash below $30 a barrel, turmoil is rippling through the energy industry and souring many of those loans. Dozens of oil companies have gone bankrupt and the ones that haven't are feeling enough financial stress to slash spending and cut tens of thousands ... more »

Billionaires coaltion pleased with Oxfam report, look for more progress in amassing wealth

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
--> Reacting to the news from Oxfam that the richest 62 billionaires are worth as much as half the world's population, a coalition of the top five billionaires announced today that they were pleased with their progress in cornering so much wealth but "much more needs to be done." Noting that as recently as 2010, it took 388 billionaires to match the worth of half the world's population, a coalition proclaimed that its goal now was to reduce this number from the current 62 to five: "We will renew our efforts to build our fortunes, " a coalition spokesperson explained. "Our expert... more »

Vale Bob Carter

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Joanne Nova writes The world would be a much better place if it were a world with more Bob Carters. Read Joanne's tribute to Bob - Bob Carter- a great man gone far too soon From Joe Bast of Heartland - Dr. Robert M. Carter, R.I.P In 2010 Czech President Vaclav Klaus wrote: Thank heavens for Bob CarterThe Australian professor deserves thanks and praise for repudiating the heretic-hunting climate orthodoxy Last word to Christopher Monckton We will remember him. He was our clearest voice of truth

World News Briefs -- January 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *U.N. Quantifies the Suffering in an Iraq Divided and Under Attack* BAGHDAD — It was weeks ago that Iraqi and United States officials declared the city of Ramadi liberated from the Islamic State, yet the fighting has dragged on in some neighborhoods. As Iraqi commandos advance slowly, house to house and under American air cover, hundreds of civilians are still fleeing the violence, many of them malnourished. One of them is Abdul Hameed, who several days ago reached government lines. There, women and children are shunted to one camp, and the men to another to be ... more »

Supreme Court Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Abortions After Baby’s Heart Starts Beating

LifeNews at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: baby's heart] The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a case involving a pro-life law in Arkansas that would ban abortion when the baby's heart starts beating. At 22 days into pregnancy, before most women know they are pregnant, unborn children... Continue reading *“Supreme Court Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Abortions After Baby’s Heart Starts Beating”* at *lifenews.com*.

Former General: Obama’s Air Campaign against ISIS Is Incredibly Weak

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, from the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, circle around a cave in eastern Afghanistan after bombing it with 2,000 pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions, Nov. 26, 2009. The 335th is deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.] The Obama administration's bombardment campaign against the Islamic State is incredibly soft, according to a former general. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, who oversaw the air campaign for Desert Storm, said that while hundreds of daily airstrikes aren't... more »

Five Bright Planets Align For The First Time Since 2005

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
All the planets of the solar system that could be visible to the naked eye will be on display simultaneously in the predawn sky starting on January 20, for 2 to 4 weeks. The celestial event will show all the five bright planets forming a diagonal line across the sky. You will need to get up early and the view will of course depend on weather conditions, but at least you have several days over the coming weeks to look for the planetary alignment. In Britain, the planets will be visible at around 6.45am on January 20, but astronomers have said the best view is likely to be in the earl... more »

As We Shift - 5 Steps to Speed it up

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
What is clear in this process of expansion is the effect of our contribution. There are no insignificant acts. Acts of love or loss, peace or anxiety, resignation or expectation, are productive. We are creative. This is not a reactionary term. Creation is action. If you “get” nothing else, get this; you are a consistently creative being. As the frequency increases, your ability to utilize the available range expands with it. Appreciate what you now have in your toolkit, and utilize it. This will bring about a more rapid pace for “mainstream disclosure” and yield a quicker transf... more »

Satire: "Palin Endorsement Widens Trump’s Lead Among Idiots"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Palin Endorsement Widens Trump’s Lead Among Idiots"* by Andy Borowitz DES MOINES, Iowa (The Borowitz Report)— “An endorsement from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is expected to widen Donald J. Trump’s already impressive lead among so-called “idiot voters,” an aide to the billionaire said on Tuesday. While Trump was previously thought to have a lock on the idiot vote heading into the Iowa caucuses, a recent surge by Senator Ted Cruz, of Texas, has put the idiots back in play. Cruz has worked tirelessly in recent weeks to tailor his message to undecided idiots, even revamping h... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Story Behind the Panthers, Seattle Post Game Prayer Photo

WFMY News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: NFL Prayer Photo - 400] GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sunday, National Football League (NFL) fans in the NFC and AFC watched the Carolina Panthers game against the Seattle Seahawks. For fans and players of both conferences, it’s an opportunity to see who your opponent will be for... Continue reading *“Story Behind the Panthers, Seattle Post Game Prayer Photo”* at *wfmynews2.com*.

"Equals..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Sir Winston Churchill

"Winning Isn’t Everything: Competing with Yourself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Winning Isn’t Everything: Competing with Yourself"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are satisfied with our life, we do not look for experiences of winning and losing to define our self-worth. The urges that drive us to compete with others tend to be straightforward. Years of both evolution and societal influences have shaped us to pit ourselves against our peers. The needs and desires that inspire us to compete with ourselves, however, are entirely personal and thus far more complex. A need to outdo our earlier efforts—to confirm that we have grown as individuals—can motiv... more »

Mohawk Nation News RED-X GHOST SHIPS

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/01/19/red-x-ghost-ships/

California Gas Leak Is Nuclear: Radioactivity Puts Millions At Risk

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The California methane gas leak in Porter Ranch is now emitting radioactive waste into the atmosphere, effecting the health of millions of residents across California as they breathe in radon dust, radiation damage, and their food and water supply get contaminated with the deadly toxins. According to the video report below, officials in California dumped nuclear waste from a local nuclear power plant into a nearby lake in 2015, the contents of which is now being pumped into the atmosphere. Sott.net reports: Please take 11 minutes to watch this video report: Take note of 6:20 minute... more »

The Poet: Kerrie Hardie, “What's Left”

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

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Mauling MLK's Legacy* Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday celebrating the man who in 1963 dreamed that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Fifty-three years later, leftists, especially those indoctrinating our children in public schools, are making an utter mockery of that concept. Illinois' New Trier High School is but one example. While most Americans were enjoying the federal holiday, New Trier has made the day a mandatory school day, durin... more »

High-level CIA: Elite are Satanists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust" by Robert David Steele (2012).* *Title: High-level CIA: Elite are Satanists. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: January 19, 2016. Description: * Former high level CIA operative Robert David Steele gives Alex Jones an inside look into just how corrupt the elite are.

Guess Who Else Produces $1 Per Barrel Oil? The Kurds

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A worker is seen at the Tawke oil refinery near the village of Zacho, in the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan, on May 31, 2009. Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region will begin exporting crude oil for the first time on June 1, piping up to 90,000 bpd to its neighbours, officials said. Initial exports will be around 40,000 barrels per day from the Taq Taq field in the province of Arbil and another 50,000 bpd from the Tawke field in Dohuk, company officials told AFP.] The Kurdish government may be in some serious financial trouble due to low oil prices, but the region is also ho... more »

Astronomy: “I’m STILL Not Sayin’ Aliens. But This Star Is Really Weird”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“I’m STILL Not Sayin’ Aliens. But This Star Is Really Weird”* By Phil Plait “OK, this is getting pretty weird. First, a little background: You’ve probably heard of the star KIC 8462852 (though maybe by it’s nickname, Tabby’s Star, after Tabetha Boyajian, the woman who led the team that discovered its behavior). It’s the star that got a lot of press late last year because it was acting funny. Astronomers poking through the observations of the star by the Kepler spacecraft found it was undergoing a series of apparently random dips in brightness. Some of these dips were serious, with... more »

Bring Back Our Borders: Europe Collapse Is Coming, Says Expert

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Geopolitical expert, Martin Berger, has said that the collapse of the European Union is now “inevitable” as the refugee crisis continues to grow and countries begin closing down their borders – departing from what he says is the founding principles of a European Union. The havoc created by incoming refugees, some of which are terrorists in disguise, has caused European citizens to take to the streets in protest amid a crumbling empire, Berger says. Sputniknews.com reports: “The Middle Eastern wars will not go away, as well as smugglers that are profiting off people who flee their h... more »

Robots & Artificial Intelligence Will Kill 5 Million Jobs By 2020

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A report by the World Economic Forum warns that the rise of artificial intelligence, robotics and other technology will result in the global loss of five million jobs in 15 major economies by 2020 According to the report, the job loss predictions were “relatively conservative” and women will be worst hit RT reports: “As many as 7.1 million jobs could be lost through redundancy, automation or disintermediation, with the greatest losses in white-collar office and administrative roles,” the World Economic Forum stated in its ‘The Future of Jobs’ report released Monday.”The loss is pre... m

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