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Thomas Paine

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Monday, September 19, 2016

19 September - Blogs I'm Following

11:01pm MDT

"And Sometimes..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
“In this crowded starfield spanning some 3 degrees within the high flying constellation Cygnus, the eye is drawn to the Cocoon Nebula. A compact star forming region, the cosmic Cocoon punctuates a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds. Cataloged as IC 5146, the nebula is nearly 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away. * Click image for larger size.* Like other star forming regions, it stands out in red, glowing, hydrogen gas excited by the young, hot stars and blue, dust-reflected starlight at the edge of an otherwise invisible molecular cloud. In fact, th... more »

"Food Discoveries for Brain Fitness"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"Food Discoveries for Brain Fitness"* by Trevorponder "Eating a nutrient-dense breakfast has long been touted as a way to boost the brain’s memory and creativity. Now, Agricultural Research Service studies are showing that eating a healthful diet over a lifetime can improve the condition of the brain as people reach their twilight years. “Dementia” is a general term for a loss of memory and other mental abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, there a... more »

Chet Raymo, "Oh, To Live Always In It!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"Oh, To Live Always In It!"* by Chet Raymo “A few years ago, when I was in England for Walking Zero, we lived within a short walk of London's Highgate Cemetery. I can't imagine that there is another cemetery in the world where are interred more famous people. The grave to which I made special pilgrimage was that of Michael Faraday, the great 19th-century electromagnetic experimentalist and a man of inexhaustible childlike wonder. He laid the foundations for our electric civilization, but never lost his delight in discovering the secrets of nature. "Nothing," he famously said, "is ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. Thanks for stopping by.

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
“Freedom from the past, or anything else for that matter, always comes in the very instant you stop thinking about it. And there's simply nothing that can keep you from the adventures you decide to think about today.” “Not that you needed to hear that...” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

“Your Perfect Teacher: Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*“Your Perfect Teacher: Life"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm “All the situations in our lives, from the insignificant to the major, teach us exactly what we need to be learning. Many of us long to find a spiritual teacher or guru. We may feel unsure of how to practice our spirituality without one, or we may long for someone who has attained a higher level of insight to lead the way for us. Some of us have been looking for years to no avail and feel frustrated and even lost. The good news is that the greatest teacher you could ever want is always with you—that is your life. The pe... more »

Max Ehrmann, "A Prayer"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
"A Prayer" "Let me do my work each day; and if the darkened hours of despair overcome me, may I not forget the strength that comforted me in the desolation of other times. May I still remember the bright hours that found me walking over the silent hills of my childhood, or dreaming on the margin of a quiet river, when a light glowed within me, and I promised my early God to have courage amid the tempests of the changing years. Spare me from bitterness and from the sharp passions of unguarded moments. May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows me n...more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago

"Making Sense"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"Making Sense"* by Michael Reagan "Now that the health of Hillary has become a serious issue in the mainstream media and not just a dirty alt-right rumor, maybe someone should carry Bill Clinton down to the nearest clinic for a checkup. Bill appears to be in much worse shape than poor old Hillary. In his campaign speeches the old lech looks and talks like some retired codger you’d find hanging out at Jerry’s One Stop convenience store in Hope, Ark. If I’m running Hillary’s Campaign to Nowhere, I’d pull the old man off the trail immediately and let him appear only at private $100,0... more »

"Do We Really Want War with Russia?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"Do We Really Want War with Russia?"* By Eric S. Margolis "War with Russia appears increasingly likely as the US and its NATO satraps continue their military provocations of Moscow. As dangers mount, our foolish politicians should all be forced to read, and then re-read, Prof. Christopher Clark’s magisterial book, ‘The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.’ What is past increasingly appears prologue. Prof. Clark carefully details how small cabals of anti-German senior officials in France, Britain and Russia engineered World War I, a dire conflict that was unnecessary, idio... more »

"World War III: Why Russia Will Bury the West"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"World War III: Why Russia Will Bury the West"* by Rakesh Krishnan Simha "If a global war breaks out, here are the key factors that could decide the outcome in Russia’s favor. In June 2014, the Pentagon conducted a “table top” exercise– a sort of war game between Russia and NATO. The scenario was Russian pressure on NATO member Estonia and Latvia. Would NATO be able to defend those countries? “The results were dispiriting,” Julia Ioffe writes in "Foreign Policy." Even if all US and NATO troops stationed in Europe were dispatched to the Baltics– including the 82nd Airborne, which is... more »

"Polls: Trump ONE STATE From Being President”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"Polls: Trump ONE STATE From Being President”* By Ben Shapiro "There was a time when Hillary Clinton’s team believed she would win every swing state, many by double digits. That time has passed. According to today’s Washington Post, the Clinton team is now “pessimistic” about holding Iowa and Ohio, and they believe Florida and North Carolina will be close. Right now, the latest polls have Donald Trump ahead in all four states. If he were to win those four states, as well as Nevada, he would be one state away from winning the presidency. Here are the remaining battleground states a... more »

The Economy: “Are You Ready for the 2017 Recession?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*“Are You Ready for the 2017 Recession?”* by Bill Bonner “We continue our work with the bomb squad. Myth disposal is dangerous work: People love their myths more than they love life itself. They may kill for money. But they die for their religions, their governments, their clans…and their ideas. *Great cause: *Some people think that even an idea as abstract as ‘freedom of speech’ is worth dying for. It was Voltaire who said: ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ Most people jump on board the train of a Great Cause with enthusiasm and ... more »

Waaaaah! Grifters Whine about "Prolife" Cheapskates

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 18 minutes ago
This is amusing. Fetus-freak grifters complain about anti-choice cheapskates. (Bold mine, italics in original.) The number of Americans who self-identify as pro-life is very high, and most of them are philanthropic. In fact, about sixty million adults who give to some sort of cause also share a pro-life worldview. However, only about *one in six* of those generous adults engage financially in efforts to end abortion. And among those who *do* support the cause monetarily, the estimated contribution per adult is *less than one hundred dollars per year* . More whinging: These ardent s... more »

Understanding Bell Curves at Age 11 - Math from D&D

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
I'd planned on writing some more about *Call of Cthulhu* this evening but a combination of family and homework have occupied my evening and necessitate a bit of a brief post tonight. And it's homework that got me thinking about statistics and RPGs. Currently I'm taking a Statistics class as part of my Strategic Analytics Master's program at Brandeis University. I'm diving deep into data science. My current statistics course is less focused with performing various statistical operations (though that is part of it) but rather with how best to present them. The diagram I show above... more »

The Islamic State's Deadliest Weapon Is Its Ideology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Three Isil fighters pose in Ramadi the Iraqi army 'abandoned' the city Photo: Twitter *Ronald Tiersky, RealClearWorld*: *ISIS's Deadliest Weapon Is the Idea of Heaven* Islamic State’s taunt that “we love death more than you love life” was always a threat as well as a fact. This expressed love of death was incomprehensible to people raised to believe that self-preservation is at the core of human nature. In extremis, soldiers might die to protect their comrades and parents would sacrifice their own lives to save their children. But they did not love death, let alone long for it. ... more »

Yesterday's Elections In Russia And Germany Seemed A Little Trumpy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
There were no surprises out of the Russian parliamentary "elections" Sunday. They plan them that way. Putin's party, United Russia, won over half the seats in the Duma. If there was any news at all, it's that turnout was lighter than expected-- less than 40% (compared to around 60% in the last parliamentary election). Even the "opposition" parties vote with Putin when he tells them to. The Liberal Democratic Party came in second with 15.1%, the Communists third with 14.9% and Just Russia, a center-left party was fourth with 6.4%. Parties that actually do oppose Putin failed to get... more »

Russia To Create A New Spy Agency That Unites All Other Spy Agencies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Back to the future? After the dissolution of the KGB, its Moscow headquarters housed the Federal Security Service (FSB), which is reported to be the center of a reconstituted superagency. *RFE:* *KGB 2.0? Report Says Kremlin Plan Afoot For Major Security-Service Shakeup* MOSCOW -- Russia plans to create a super security agency called the Ministry of State Security (MGB), the name once given to Josef Stalin's Soviet spy apparatus before it was renamed the KGB after his death, Kommersant newspaper reports. The business daily's September 19 story is based on anonymous sources and co... more »

The Commander X Lecture

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

humans are killing the planet

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
The human impact on this Earth

Economic News , Data & Views..... September 19 , 2016......Quick Hits For Monday - 1 Markets : US , Europe & Asia Stocks Markets Updates ; Interest Rate Items Prior To Wednesday's FOMC Decision ; High Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Hits 3rd Q Record & ECB Buying Binge On Corporate Bonds ; Gasoline Prices Rising - Could Colonial Pipeline Related Impacts Or Price Gouging ; Odds & Ends . 2. Around The Horn For Europe - Greece , Refugee Crisis , Post Bratislava Fallout From Renzi , Merkel Dealing With Berlin Election Setback , Deutsche Bank Still In Cross-hairs & Shares Fall Again . 3 Syria Items De Jour - Humanitarian Convoy Hit In Aleppo By SAA Allegedly. 4. Libya In Focus - Oil , LNA Field Marshall Haftar Explains Why He Won't Meet With UN Envoy Kobler , State Of Play On The Battlefields. 5. US Terror Events & Politics

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago "Buy-The-Bombing" Stock Rally Fades Amid Crude Tumble & China Turmoil http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-1 9/buy-bombing-stock-rally-fades-amid-crude-tumble-china-turmoil … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 13h 13 hours ago Frontrunning: September 19 *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 11h 11 hours ago ECB goes on corp bond buying spree: bought €2.65BN in bonds in week ended Sept 16, new total is now €25.55BN *Lizzy* ‏@lizzie363 3h 3 hours ago US HIGH-GRADE CORPORATE BOND ISSUANCE LOGS BUSI... more »

The U.S. Army Designs A New Hand Grenade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A soldier tosses a training grenade at Fort Harrison, Montana. U.S. Army Reserve photo *Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring*: *The U.S. Army Designs a New Hand Grenade After More Than 40 Years* *ET-MP is a frag-concussion twofer* Hand grenades are an ancient weapon but hardly irrelevant. There are few devices as brutally effective at killing inside enclosed spaces, such as caves or rooms, than a device such as the U.S. Army’s M67 fragmentation grenade. The M67 has been around for awhile, being first introduced into service in 1968. And mechanically, it’s little different from the gre...more »

"The Dead Cannot Make A Comeback" - Is India About To Make A Catastrophic Mistake With GM Mustard?

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 3 hours ago
CounterPunch, RINF, Global Research, Countercurrents Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* Global oilseed, agribusiness and biotech corporations are engaged in a long-term attack on India's local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years, they have reduced India from self-sufficiency in cooking oil to importing half its needs. Now the government's attempts to impose GM mustard seed threaten to wipe out a crop at the root of Indian food and farming traditions. In 2013, India's former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar accused US comp... more »


Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*excellent.* Bill Whittle is someone who sees with *soft eyes* ™

Advice from a Fox

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
This excerpted from "The Little Prince".

Free Lakota Grandmother Olowan 'War Cry Noise Demo' NO DAPL!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
clock Tuesday, September 20 at 3 PM - 6 PM in CDT Tomorrow · 52–75° Partly Cloudy pin Show Map Morton County Correctional Center 205 1st Ave NW, Mandan, North Dakota 58554 Olowan is currently incarcerated at Morton County jail for her defense of the Water at a #NoDAPL action to stop the continued construction of the Dakota Access

Oceti Sakowin Camp Human Rights Observers 'Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Chairman Archambault (left) and Chief Arvol Looking Horse. Photo by Jenni Monet. Oceti Sakowin Camp Perspectives From: Oceti Sakowin Camp Human Rights Observers from Cannon Ball, North Dakota To: International Community and Supporters of Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock, North DakotaRE: Free, Prior and Informed ConsentDate: September 19, 2016 "Water is the first medicine that the Creator

I Bet Today Even Trump's Finally Happy He Picked Pence Instead Of His Larded Up Jersey Crony

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
I knew I'd get a chance to use my Chris Christie art collection again! This morning Kate Zernike, writing for the *NY Times*, which Trumpy-the-Clwon hasn't sued yet, reported that prosecutors in Bridgegate have finally come out and said aloud what anyone in their right mind knew from day-one of this, namely that Christie knew about the lane closings in real time. When will they charge him with ordering the lane closings and orchestrating the coverup? Do you want to see the New Jersey governor in prison-- as though he was an Illinois governor? I do. Today was the opening day of the... more »

President Obama Does Not Listen To His Generals And Admirals

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing about Defense Department readiness Sept. 15, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Goldfein joined Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller during the hearing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) *Washington Times*: *Armed forces chiefs confirm sense of Obama distrust* As the four armed forces chiefs testified in the Senate about the national security dangers of mandated b... more »

The U.S. Air Force's New Bomber Will Be Called The 'Raider'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
An artist’s rendering of the B-21 Raider, the Air Force’s future long-range bomber. (Air Force graphic) *Washington Post:* *The Pentagon’s super-secretive bomber finally has a name: Raider* *The Air Force’s secretive and stealthy new bomber has a name, the B-21 Raider, the Air Force announced Monday.* The name was unveiled by retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a 101-year-old veteran who served as a member of the “Doolittle Raiders,” which embarked on an audacious plan to bomb Japan months after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Cole served as the co-pilot of Jimmy Doolittle,... more »

Sept. 19: The Triumph of Greed (if we allow it).

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
The irving press for today has a fairly decent front page. A professor at Mount A points out that bacteria produced from fecal matter is at dangerous levels at a popular beach in this area. And it's not coming from salt water. Obviously, this is waste water draining from the land. Why isn't this information readily available to us? And you've heard the stories of how private businesses are operated by fearless capitalists who risk their own money to build businesses. Well, it seems they don't risk just their own money. Breweries have received $11 million dollars from our taxes ov... more »

Momentum is Nothing Like Militant

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Asked whether Momentum should be compared with Militant, the rapidly diminishing Owen Smith replied "Creating a big 'M' at the front of their name should give the game away." He went on to argue Momentum is a party within a party, an outfit organising around its priorities, personnel, and policies. *He could almost be talking about Progress*. Except, of course, Momentum doesn't publish its own magazine, nor is it an "unaccountable faction dominated by a secretive billionaire", as one of its leading lights described his organisation a year ago. The fact is there is nothing untoward ... more »

Hillary’s Server Guy Admits He Was Told To Hide Evidence From FBI

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A major discovery that has dismantled Hillary Clinton’s lies to the FBI regarding her use of a private email server has been made, proving the Clinton team broke the law – and most crucially, that they had “intent.” A researcher named Katica uncovered an archived Reddit thread started by Paul Combetta in 2014 who – at the time – was requesting technical advice on how to strip a “VIP (VERY VIP)” email address from archives stored on a server he had “full access to“. Paul Combetta, who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails (in the infamous “oh shit” moment) after the preservation of the ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic*: *The End of the Syrian Cease-Fire* *The Syrian military blamed the rebels, though the decision was likely affected by a U.S. airstrike that killed more than 60 Syrian troops.* The Syrian military called off a cease-fire agreement that began last week, a decision it blamed on rebel groups, but which was likely affected by a U.S. bombing mission that killed Syrian government forces over the weekend. On Monday, Syrian officials said rebels used the cease-fire to mobilize fighters and attack government-held positions, according to the Associated Pres... more »

World News Briefs -- September 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Syria declares ceasefire over as bombing of Aleppo reported* Syria's military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and air raids were reported in Aleppo, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend the truce. Syrian or Russian warplanes bombed rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo and nearby villages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, reporting a number of dead and injured. The monitoring group said it was not clear if the jets were Syrian or Russian. Moscow supports President Bashar al-As... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Sputnik*: *US-Led Coalition Used 4 Planes, 1 Drone in Deir ez-Zor Strike - Russian MoD* The US-led coalition in Syria used four aircraft and a combat drone to carry out Saturday's attack against Syrian government forces near Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria said Saturday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The attacks by the coalition planes near the Deir ez-Zor airport were first reported by the Syrian army earlier on Saturday. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the attacks saying they killed 62 servicemen and injured 100 more. The attack was later confirmed by the US... more »

Dance with Me??

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*UK: Gender gap in higher education is bigger than ever as 25% more girls than boys now go to university* The gender gap in higher education is now at its largest since records began. The figure for young women in higher education is now almost 25 per cent higher than that for men, according to the Department for Education. It says that 53.5 per cent of women aged 17 to 30 were in higher education in 2014/15. The equivalent proportion for men was just 43.4 per cent. This gap represents a 25 per cent difference and is the biggest since comparable records began in 2006. The rise i... more »

NSA is Tracking Every Phone in the World

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Oliver Stone's new film now appearing in local theaters.

Following the UK Labour Leadership Fight

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
To the surprise and dismay of many Labour MP's in the UK, Corbyn was elected with the backing by Momentum, and is expected to win again next week in an another leadership election says, Professor Leo Panitch. Leo Panitch is the Senior Scholar and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at York University, Canada. He is the author of many books, the most recent of which include UK Deutscher Memorial Prize winner *The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire*, *In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives, * and *Renewing So... more »

U.S. Largest Overseas NSA Spy Base

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how his former employer used the US spy base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire, England to conduct ‘kill or capture’ missions in its global shadow war. The new files published by The Intercept partly lay to rest speculation by journalists and campaigners over what really goes on at the US base. They show that secretive NSA kill-capture operations in the Middle East have been developed and initiated from inside the base’s heavily guarded perimeter wire.

Time To Deliver

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
The clock is ticking on Justin Trudeau. Michael Harris writes that, all indications to the contrary, it's beginning to look like the Harper government never left: On several fronts, Trudeau’s cabinet has behaved with an all-too-familiar sense of entitlement. After two years of torture for Sen. Mike Duffy on his public spending, there shouldn’t be any confusion in the mind of any federal cabinet minister, or their staff, on the expenses issue. But there has been. Big bills for limo rides (Health minister Jane Philpott), billing their departments for expenses related to partisan e... more »

Snowden’s muse was Ayn Rand’s John Galt

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*[image: Snowden5]* *Ayn Rand’s inspiration is still making the world a freer place, says Jeffrey Tucker in this guest post.* Something has always bugged me about the case of Edward Snowden. He worked in a massive professional machinery of enormous power, prestige, and money. His world was the pinnacle of achievement for his skill set. Everything about the massive surveillance state broadcast that there was no escape. Everything about his environment demanded compliance, service, and submission. His job was to check at the door his individualism, integrity, and character -- an... more »

Zapatistas 'One House, Other Worlds'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
One House, Other WorldsOne House, Other WorldsJuly/August/September, 2016To whom it may concern:Topic: Invitation to “CompArte and ConCiencias for Humanity.”Yes, we know. Days and nights go by in which bitterness is the only thing that appears on the horizon. Our steps drag along in pain, rage, and indignation, stumbling every so often over the impertinent gaze of cynicism and our own

Military Confirm White House Colluding With ISIS To Oust Assad

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A senior military source has confirmed that the White House are actively colluding with ISIS in order to oust President Assad in Syria. According to the source, ISIS were able to launch attacks on the Syrian army following the US-led airstrikes on Saturday, due to an ISIS-US collaboration. Farsnews.com reports: The source said after the coalition’s pounding of the Syrian army near Deir Ezzur airbase, the ISIL could take full control of al-Tharda mountain and then Deir Ezzur military base, adding that the army and national defense forces deployed near the airbase immediately won it ...more »

WikiLeaks: Bill O’Reilly and Megan Kelly Are Clinton Operatives

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An internal DNC email released by WikiLeaks reveals that Fox hosts Bill O’Reilly and Megan Kelly are both secret Democrat operatives. According to the leak, executives and hosts at Fox, MSNBC, CNN and Buzzfeed work with the DNC to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory. Look at the names of the Democrat operatives at fox news: Wikileaks.org reports: From: Manriquez, Pablo Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 3:17 PM To: Miranda, Luis Subject: Re: 27 April – NYC Meeting Agenda HuffPost This is who I will meet with in NYC. At each meeting, I’ll discuss hits we’ve executed (if relevant) and future...more »

Media Blackout: Navy Seal Found Dead After Hillary Clinton Plane Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
WikiLeaks has released a batch of emails revealing that Hillary Clinton was involved in a plane crash that caused her brain injury and left a US Navy Seal dead. According to the WikiLeaks document, Hillary was in a C-12 Hurson aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing at Ahwaz International Airport on the border between Iran and Iraq. The crash landing left the former Secretary of State “unconscious and bleeding profusely”. Truthfeed.com reports: The report indicates that Hillary was on some sort of secret mission and traveling with the members of Seal team 4. One of ... more »

Mysterious Hellraiser Cube Erected At WTC Complex

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A mysterious cube, reminiscent of the occult Lemarchand’s box featured in the movie Hellraiser, has been erected at the WTC complex in New York. The satanic looking cube is supposed to commemorate the September 11 tragedy and reflect the vitality of New York, according to board members of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the site. Yahoo News reports: The 90,000-square foot building will include three auditoriums and a rehearsal room. Because artistic directors need flexibility with new productions, the rooms and halls will feature moveable walls to create up to 11... more »

British Air Force Admit To Helping America Bomb Syrian Army

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The British Air Force has admitted to helping the US conduct airstrikes on the Syrian army, which Russia say has ignited World War 3 in Syria. Britain’s military helped the US to kill 60 Syrian army troops, by deploying a MQ-9 Reaper drone in eastern Syria. Rt.com reports: The strike in the area of Deir el-Zor was originally attributed to Australian, US and Danish forces operating as part of the US-led coalition but the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) tweeted on Monday that it had been involved. MOD statement on involvement in recent #Syria air strike. pic.twitter.com/DyPxE8rmiL — M... more »

One Thousand ISIS Militants ‘Accidentally’ Given US Citizenship

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Almost 1,000 migrants with potential ties to ISIS have illegally gained US citizenship due to an administrative error at the US Department of Homeland Security. The 858 illegal immigrants provided the migration service with false data, the General Inspector for the DHS confirmed. Pravdareport.com reports: It is noted that immigrants were from the countries which represent ‘a special interest’ to the US national security and thus should undergo a thorough examination. As it turned out, those wishing to gain the US citizenship were giving false data on their date of birth or names. ... more »

CIA Alert Public That More ISIS Attacks Are About To Occur

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
CIA Director John Brennan has warned the American public that ISIS are planning more attacks across Europe and America. During an CBS News interview, Brennan said there is a strong likelihood that ISIS will cary out more attacks in the immediate future. “I think ISIS’ capability to carry out attacks outside of the Syria-Iraq theater could increase in the short term,” Brennan said. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: In a CBS “This Morning” interview, the nation’s intelligence chief said, “I think ISIS’ capability to carry attacks outside of the Syria and Iraq will continue and could ... more »

It's the way he tells 'em

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
I seem to recall (though I can't find it now) once writing something about a Twitter feed which regularly posts spoof Jeremy Corbyn jokes - the punchline always 'demonstrating' Jez's relentless far-left earnestness and complete lack of a well-functioning sense of humour. As so often these days the real thing often beats the parody. Today saw Jez.we.can being asked the famous Mumsnet question, "What's your favourite biscuit?", and, quick as a flash, in all seriousness, he replied: I'm totally anti-sugar on health grounds, so eat very few biscuits. But if forced to accept one, it... more »

On John McDonnell

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Habibi's piece at *Harry's Place *on John McDonnell's less-than-cuddly past is really quite something. I'd urge you to read it. It gathers a lot together. It's eye-opening - and eye-watering. And, despite the fury it might arouse among the ever-tweeting, ever-protesting Corbynistas, it's high time he was seriously and relentlessly called on such things by the BBC. It wouldn't be biased to bring such things up. A politician who calls for violence against other politicians, who cheers on violence against the police and who backs terrorists, isn't something who should be given a ... more »

Court of last appeal - the early history of the high-fat diet for diabetes

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 7 hours ago
It's a long story, and not a proud one. Seeing an email in my inbox from the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, which seemed like the title of a journal I'd investigated earlier, I impulsively sent off a draft of my history of Louis "Harry" Newburgh and the Michigan diet. I just emailed the unformatted pdf to them, and never engaged any portal or website. The journal replied, in terrible English, that my article would be accepted with changes requested by one of "two reviewers" supplying a short paragraph each. This request was that I shorten and focus the abstract, and format refere... more »

Why Was this Natural Medicinal Substance Just Banned by the DEA?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Wes Annac* - What's behind the recent move to ban Kratom? The post Why Was this Natural Medicinal Substance Just Banned by the DEA? appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Are There So Many Cancers Now?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich* - An anthology of the current cancer epidemic-pandemic. The post Why Are There So Many Cancers Now? appeared first on Waking Times.

Theresa May Demands UN Deal With European Migrant Crisis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May has demanded the United Nations take urgent action in tackling the growing European migrant crisis. The PM flew to the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday to hold an emergency meeting with world leaders in order to tackle what she describes as the “unmanaged population movement” around the globe. Express.co.uk reports: And she will call for great efforts to distinguish between genuine refugees from conflicts and economic migrants who are simply seeking a better life. Her appeal to world leaders will be seen as further confirmation that the ... more »

Colin Craig v Jordan Williams

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Occasionally, just occasionally, the ebb and flow of human affairs throws a case into the courts that shines a bright light into events that reveal the very nature of what it is to be human. The three-week trial (and counting) between Colin Craig and Jordan Williams is not however one of those cases. It looks instead more like the sordid tale of a dork getting his come-uppance. Which is no doubt why so many are embracing the news coming from the courtroom so enthusiastically. Me? It’s among those things very high up on my “Couldn’t Care Less List.” Which is why you’re unlikely ... more »

New York Terror Suspect Ahmad Rahami Arrested After Police Shootout

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
New York bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami has been captured after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. The 28-year-old fugitive was captured after a barman reported him to the police. He was wanted in connection with bombings in Elizabeth, New Jersey and the Chelsea district of Manhattan. Two police officers and the suspect suffered gunshot injuries during the arrest. RT.com reports: Two officers were reported injured by gunfire, after they responded to a call in Linden, a city just south of Elizabeth. The owner of a local bar spotted a man sleeping in his doorway and alerted ... more »


Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 7 hours ago
- up at 6:30 - get into "talk mode" (make-up, hair, shoes...) - breakfast and last preparations on talk - check-out at 8:15 - stress about how the technical stuff wasn't working properly - give talk at 12 - it went quite ok :) - on radio (NRK Sørlandssendingen) - get in van, and drive more or less non stop from Krsitiansand to Stavanger - check in to hotel in Stavanger - eat dinner with the rest of the gang - no work on article, or neutrons, or anything - bad conscience - bed at 11 Follow my snaps at sunnivarose, and/or teknologijenter :)

Assad Calls US Attack On Syrian Forces ‘Flagrant American Aggression’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad slammed the US-led coalition strike on army forces in eastern Syria this weekend as “flagrant American aggression”. Talking to Iran’s deputy foreign minister Hussein Jaberi Ansari on Monday, Assad accused world powers of supporting terrorist organizations like ISIS in Syria. Assad said the attack was not a “mistake,” but rather, an attempt by the U.S. Coalition to hinder the Syrian Arab Army’s progress on the ground. Al Manar reports: “Every time the Syrian state makes tangible progress either on the ground or towards national reconciliation, anti-... more »

Of Dubya and coffee

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Let me take you (and me) back in time... Waking up and smelling the coffee on Saturday 10 September, Radio 4 listeners would have been treated to a *Prayer for the Day* from our silky old friend, Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra of the Muslim Council of Britain. (His prayers continued on Radio 4 for several days after). He talked about 9/11 and, unusually for such an uncontroversial programme, used the opportunity to criticise George Dubya Bush for using the phrase 'war on terror'. It was, he said, "controversial...especially for many Muslims, which has also had great cost to diverse indivi... more »

Does The Democratic Party Still Stand For Working Families? That Depends How You Define "Democratic Party"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Many of us are watching the clock tick down to November 8, election day. But millions of American workers have their eyes set a few weeks further down the calendar to December 1 when a Department of Labor rule kicks in that will double the salary threshold-- from from $23,660 to $47,476-- at which workers get overtime pay for overtime work. Republicans, of course, are up in arms. But so is the Democratic wing of the Republicans Party. Four of the worst Blue Dogs, ringleader Kurt Schrader (OR) and fellow conservatives, Henry Cuellar (TX), Collin Peterson (MN) and Jim Cooper (TN), a... more »

The Gang That Couldn't Bomb Straight

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 8 hours ago
I'm not talking about the mad bomber whose incendiary explosive devices have luckily killed nobody since he (or they) started planting them willy-nilly over the weekend in dumpsters and on fun-run routes and around tourist spots in the Greater Metropolitan Area. I'm talking about the inept bombers of the United States military establishment. Over the same weekend, American armed forces "mistakenly" killed and wounded at least a hundred Syrian and Afghan soldiers in two separate oopsies. But these bombers could not possibly be described as terrorists. They're the good guys. They have...more »

The benefits from geniuses

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Other people—wherever they are—give us benefits even if we never meet them. Even if we don’t even know they exist. Even if they’re from the other side of the planet—or from centuries before we were born. It’s all part of the social cooperation of the market, in which we can all enjoy the many benefits of genius wherever *we* are. One of the many blessings of the division-of-labour society that the market makes possible is how it allows us all to benefit from the existence of these geniuses (genii?). “It makes it possible” explains economist George Reisman, “for geniuses to spe...more »

Jump for Joy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: Duke] A Duke Ellington group I’m in posted this (unattributed) photo of the great man in his prime motoring through Harlem in a sports car. That infectious look of joy you see on his face? That’s the very feeling we fans enjoy in his music. Here’s a story about the man and the post’s title: . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 8 hours ago
*Sarkozy sparks storm over claims man 'not sole cause' of climate change* Nicolas Sarkozy was accused of "dragging France 15 years backwards" on climate for insisting that man is not "the sole cause" of global warming. The 61-year-old ex-president is on the campaign trail ahead of primaries in November in his Republicans party, and opinion polls suggest he has closed the gap with the current favorite, Alain Juppé. On Wednesday night, in a speech at a business institute, Mr Sarkozy said: "We had a conference on climate (the historic COP 21 summit in Paris earlier in December in whi... more »

Barack Obama and BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
'President Barack Obama, speaking in New York, said officials did not believe there was a connection between events in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing attack in Minnesota, also on Saturday, in which nine people were injured.' What on earth could connect an Afghan who became an American and an ethnic Somali? More bull**** here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37411784

U.S. Treasury Wired Money To Iran Twice Undercutting President Obama's Claims That The U.S. Could Not Because Of U.S. Law

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Politico*:* U.S. wire payments to Iran undercut Obama* The United States made at least two separate payments to the Iranian government via wire transfer within the last 14 months, a Treasury Department spokesman confirmed Saturday, contradicting explanations from President Barack Obama that such payments were impossible. Responding to questions at an Aug. 4 press conference about a $400 million payment delivered in cash to the Iranian government, Obama said, “[T]he reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions and we do not ha...more »

Erdogan Plans To Expand Turkeys Military Op In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Turkey may be about to expand its operation deeper into Syria as President Erdogan says the Turkish military plan on creating a 5,000-sq-km safe zone within the country Erdogan said that the Turkish forces are aiming to capture the ISIS-controlled town of Al-Bab, which is located about 50km north-east of Aleppo city….A move that appears to be clearly aimed against the Kurdish forces in Syria. RT reports: Erdogan says Turkey’s operation in Syria, Euphrates Shield, which started on August 24, has cleared border regions from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). “As part of the Eup... more »

Memories in Jewelry

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
Soufeel Charm bracelets are a bit of a soft spot for me. I love wearing something that reminds me of fun trips and loved ones. There are high quality bracelets and charms that have a sparkle and shine. I wear my Soufeel charm bracelet more than anything else. When Soufeel contacted me and asked if I wanted to pick a few more charms for my bracelet, I jumped at the chance. I spend a lot of time picking charms when for my bracelet because I want them charms to spark happy memories and mean something to me. These bracelets match just about everything and there are so many different... more »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Admits That She Would Turn Back The Clock On Refugee Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*DW:* *Merkel accepts partial blame for Berlin defeat* *One day after her conservative party got hammered in Berlin's local election, Chancellor Angela Merkel took responsibility for the loss. She also said there would be no repeat of "uncontrolled" immigration.* In her first news conference after her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) recorded its worst-ever showing in a Berlin election, Merkel took partial responsibility for that defeat while again blaming opposition to her refugee policies on communication shortcomings. "I'm the party chairwoman, and I'm not going to duck respons... more »

Mission Creep In Syria Is 'Pissing Off' U.S. Military Commanders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
At the request of the government of Turkey, US special operations forces are accompanying Turkish and vetted Syrian opposition forces as they continue to clear territory from ISIL (AFP Photo/Delil Souleiman) *Military Times*: *U.S. military commanders are 'pissed off' about the mission creep in Syria* The deal for U.S. military cooperation with Russia would expand the current mission in Syria far beyond its exclusive focus on the Islamic State group. And the Pentagon is not happy about it. The agreement forged by Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart could, f... more »

Nick meets Jez

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
The 8.10 spot on this morning's *Today *was given over to a Nick Robinson report from a pro-Jeremy Corbyn rally at the weekend. Nick, who's on record as having agreed with the Corbynistas that the BBC *has *shown bias against their leader, gave the chanting 'Jez We Can' crowd at the rally a very generous hearing. He then had an informal interview with Jez himself, even allowing Mr Corbyn to be sarcastic (in his rather leaden way) at the BBC's expense. It was so Corbynista-friendly that even the Corbynistas on Twitter approved (for once), albeit rather sourly. Not so the Blairit... more »

Kellyanne Conway rules Chuck Todd!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016Sunday, bloody Sunday:* We knew Kellyanne Fitzpatrick the tiniest tad back in the 1990s. Today she's Kellyanne Conway. Yesterday, she massacred Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. Based on clips from other shows, it seems it was one of the bloodiest Sundays, journalism-wise, since the advent of the Sunday shows back at the dawn of time. But at any rate, when Kellyanne met Chuck, the result was unvarnished slaughter. We'll plan to discuss the encounter tomorrow. A generous person might want to say that our seven- and eight-figure corporate broadcasters have n... more »

Obama and courts did not stop the Dakota Access Pipeline -- Don't be fooled by PR games

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
This is today September 17th on the West side of Hwy 6 where 2 days ago there was no pipe & now there is. #NoDAPL Photos by Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Video by Myron Dewey

The BBC’s Latest Climate Porn

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://polarbearscience.com/2016/09/17/polar-bear-tragedy-porn-dressed-up-as-science-features-in-new-bbc-earth-video/ Dr Susan Crockford attacks the latest dreadful piece of propaganda from the BBC: This new effort by the BBC would make the PR department of the Center for Biological Diversity proud, with it’s prominent use of animal tragedy porn pretending to be science. In contrast, the actual science […]

Unreliable Clive?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
This is him, Clive Anderson, saying 'Is that all going to be taken away?'Is that all going to be taken away? Clive Anderson's often enjoyably thought-provoking *Unreliable Evidence* has just had its own Brexit special "exploring the legal fall-out from leaving the EU". As the programme's own website put it: Clive Anderson and a panel of leading experts in EU law, with a range of views about the problems and the solutions, discuss the legal implications of Brexit. They are constitutional lawyer Richard Gordon QC, former Justice Secretary Lord Falconer, pro-leave barrister Martin Howe... more »

Songs of Praise marks 9/11

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
And now for Songs of Praise on 11 September, which marked 9/11. Sally Magnussen's introduction ran as follows: 15 years ago today the world changed forever, the day we now call '9/11'. Terrorists flew planes in the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. For all its shocking audacity 9/11 wasn't a one-off and its been followed by an increasing number of terrorist atrocities. But amid the horror there are stories of hope, and I'm in Central London to find them. Her narration later continued in the same vein: Terror attacks can effect anyone. That's what's so terrifying. While the ... more »

Does this sound biased to you?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Frances O'Grady Were I an obsessive-compulsive blogger about BBC bias I'd probably record all manner of BBC news stuff while I'm away in order to monitor it when I get back. Not being in any way obsessive-compulsive then (and, be warned, it's no longer on the BBC iPlayer and I can't find the report on the BBC website)... Let's just go back BBC One's *Evening News* on 11 September. There was a Brexit-related report from the TUC Congress. The focus was the TUC's concern that Brexit doesn't "damage workers' conditions or rights" (as Mishal Husain read it). The report from John Moyla... more »

Free postcards from Anglesey

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Now for something completely random, in the true spirit of *ITTB *(or so I'd like to hope). Please find below my 'snips' from the last-but-one episode of *Countryfile *from the wonderful Isle of Anglesey, all of which may be 'clicked to enlarge'. (I didn't want to waste them.) Most are 'snips' of the magnificent Menai Straits, though there's also a famous lighthouse shot, a moody shot with a factory chimney and Snowdonia in the background, plus a couple of 'snips' of gorse-filled inland Anglesey - all very carefully chosen for your delectation! It's not Morecambe Bay but it's not ... more »

Syrian Military Has Formally Declared The End Of The Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*VOA*: *Syrian Military Declares US-Russian Negotiated Cease-Fire Over* Syria's military command has declared the U.S.-Russian negotiated cease-fire over, blaming the country's rebel groups for undermining the agreement. The Syrian military says “armed terrorist groups” repeatedly violated the cease-fire that came into effect last week and used it to mobilize and arm, while attacking government-held areas. It said the rebels wasted a "real chance'' to stop the bloodshed and did not indicate whether the truce would be reinstated. Activists and rebel groups also accuse the governme... more »

Another U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship Has Broken Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The USS Montgomery littoral combat ship has passed its trials and will be commissioned in September. It was built for the U.S. Navy by Austal USA in Mobile. (Austal USA) *USNI News*: *UPDATED: Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery Suffers Engineering Casualty, Fifth LCS Casualty Within Last Year* *This story has been updated with additional information from the Navy. An earlier version of this post indicated the casualty occurred on Sept. 15 when it in fact occurred on Sept. 13.* THE PENTAGON — Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8) suffered two unrelated engineering casualties... more »

U.S. Begins Navy Mandatory Transgender Training For All U.S. Sailors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Pinterest *Military.com:* *Navy to Hold All-Hands Training, Webinars on New Transgender Policy* As the Pentagon makes changes to allow transgender service members to serve openly, the Navy is holding training to educate all troops on the new policies. In an all-Navy message published Tuesday, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke said a three-pronged training approach will equip senior leaders and rank-and-file personnel for the changes. "This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior," the message states. Beginning Nov. 1, mobile training ... more »

Terrorists in the U.S.: What does the FBI know and when did they know it?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and now reporting on "possible" terror cells.* I only have one thing to say about the recent terror attacks: Within hours of the New York/New Jersey attacks five people had been arrested and another one, Ahmad Khan Rahami, identified. Looking at this situation with "soft eyes" there is no doubt in my mind that these Muslims have been on the FBI radar for quite some time. Granted, according to law, you can't arrest someone who hasn't committed a crime even if you suspect they "may" commit a crime. So how do you put a stop to these attacks? Don't let them in the country to begin w... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
This is a synthetic photoshopped image, i*t is not ACTUAL*...however it is the correct Costco. I was not positioned correctly to get it on my camera. *Updated the photo caption to indicate the photo is not an actual photo. A reader rightly pointed out it is not **an actual photograph of the event. Its a recreation of the event... -TERRAN* This event occurred Friday September 16th, at Costco in Cedar Park, Texas near the 183A tollroad. Conversation with Thor late last night 9/18/2016. Terran: Can I chat with Thor? Denice: Warming up the laptop. Terran: Lol! Denice: Like start... more »

Sorry if we unintentionally intimidated anyone

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Chatting with an acquaintance the other day about a bunch of rogues known vaguely to both of us, he suddenly described one dubious character as ‘a Jewish lawyer’ . I’m used to hearing this kind of thing; for example a neighbour once described a prominent musician who’d been harshly critical of his child’s playing as ‘a Russian Jew.’ Not wishing to be either confrontational nor overly sensitive, I let such moments pass without ado. But later, without wishing to emulate Emily Thornberry, and heaven forfend, fling around desperate accusations of misogyny, or in this case antisemitis... more »

Of Justin and Hillary

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Further to the previous post... I think Alan at *Biased BBC *has a point about Justin Webb's latest *Times * piece being delusional and that Justin is behaving like he did on *Today *in the immediate aftermath of the Boston bombing. *This *"bomb" is a sign of hatred only the hearts of certain Muslim immigrants to the US *against *the US. It has nothing to do with Trump. The comments below the line at Justin's *Times *article suggest that many a *Times *reader feels the same way. The general view is that Justin is talking complete rubbish. ******* Talking of Donald Trump by the ... more »

A speculative post

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Be away for even a day or two and you can soon lose focus, especially if a lot's been going on (and there's always a lot going on at the moment). Please bear that in mind as you read the following.... I saw a fair bit of the initial coverage of the Muslim terrorist attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota over the last couple of days and raised my eyebrows when Bill de Blasio talked of the blast in New York being "intentional" before adding there was no evidence of terrorism. Then Andrew Cuomo said it was terrorism but there was no evidence of a foreign terrorism link. Then A... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The Ceasefire Is Over (It Never Began), And Other Updates From Syria

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
The "ceasefire" in Syria is "officially" over... As far as I am concerned and from what I see as a realist, it NEVER even began..... The entire premise of having this "ceasefire" in the first place was supposedly to save the civilians holed up in Aleppo from a "humanitarian disaster"... The reality is that the US bought and paid for mercenaries, aka "rebels" and "terrorists", were never ever to abide by the "ceasefire" demands... And of course the criminal and most evil US government was going to use any "ceasefire" respite as a means of rushing in new arms and supplies to their hol... more »

Journal to retract study declaring safety of asbestos roofs: Report

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
Only a few months after publication, an environmental journal has told an activist group it plans to retract a paper about the safety of roofing products containing asbestos after facing heavy criticism. This summer, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) received multiple letters asking the to retract the paper. Critics of the paper — which concluded […] The post Journal to retract study declaring safety of asbestos roofs: Report appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Collapse Of The Syrian Ceasefire Is Harming U.S. - Russian Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 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 *Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times:* *The Failed Syria Ceasefire Pushes US-Russia Relations to the Brink* Unless there’s a quick and drastic turn for the better in Syria, the US may reach its moment of truth with Russia. If Washington is simply unable or unwilling to work with Moscow to resolve the conflict, it’s likely that our much-worsened relations with Russia will be irreparable for the fores... more »

New York City Bomb Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami Arrested After A Shoot-Put With Police

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *CAPTURED: FBI arrest 'armed and dangerous' Afghanistan-born man, 28, wanted for Manhattan and New Jersey bombings in shootout that left two cops injured* * Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was taken into custody Monday morning in Linden, New Jersey * Witnesses say he was found sleeping in the entryway of a bar and the owner called police * When police arrived on the scene, Rahami started shooting and he struck two officers - one in the hand and one in the vest * Rahami was also shot in the right shoulder and taken from the scene in an ambulance * FBI released Rahami's pictur... more »

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Spar Over This Weekends Terror Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Clinton, Trump spar over terrorism in wake of latest attacks* Hillary Clinton said Monday terrorists are using Donald Trump and his rhetoric as an online “recruiting sergeant," adding that “the secret is, he has no plan” for defeating them. In response to Saturday blasts in New Jersey and New York and a knife attack in Minnesota, Clinton called for a surge in intelligence and greater coordination with local law enforcement and Silicon Valley technology companies; more outreach to Muslim-American communities to apprehend troubled individuals; and intensified diplomati... more »

China Blasts Japan Over Its Joint Patrols With The U.S. In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) transits in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships JS Kirisame (DD 104) and JS Asayuki (DD 132) during bilateral training in South China Sea on April 21, 2015. REUTERS *Reuters:* *China says Japan trying to 'confuse' South China Sea situation* China on Monday accused Japan of trying to "confuse" the situation in the South China Sea, after its neighbor said it would step up activity in the contested waters, through joint training patrols with the United States. Ties between Asia's two largest economies ... more »

China Facing A Full Blown Banking Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Reuters *BBC*: *Global banking watchdog warns over Chinese banks* Risks of a Chinese banking crisis are mounting, according to a warning indicator from the banking industry's global watchdog. A key gauge of stress in the banking sector is now more than three times above the danger level, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said in its latest quarterly review. China's credit-to-GDP gap hit 30.1 in the first quarter of 2016, it said. The BIS considers a credit-to-GDP gap of 10 to be a sign of potential danger. A year ago the BIS quarterly review put the figure for China at... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
World News Briefs and Military and INtelligence news Briefs will be post at 18:00 EST and 16:00 EST respectively.

UN ‘Pained’ By Delay Of Humanitarian Aid To Syria’s Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The United Nations has expressed great disappointment over the delay in delivering humanitarian aid to the Syrian city of Aleppo, where civilians are currently suffering from lack of food and emergency supplies. The UN says its aid trucks had not entered Syria despite the recent de-escalation of violence following the ceasefire declaration. UN spokesman Jens Laerke said that two convoys were still sitting at the Turkey-Syria border, where they have been for almost a week. The truce was supposed to allow humanitarian aid and civilian traffic into Aleppo Hadeel al-Shalchi, a Syria ... more »

what i'm reading: the evil hours, a biography of post-traumatic stress disorder

laura k at wmtc - 12 hours ago
*The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder* is an outstanding book -- meticulously researched, but written in a compelling, accessible style, and with great humanity and compassion. Author David J. Morris unearths the social and cultural history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the fourth most common psychiatric disorder in the US. He surveys the potential treatments. He explores the role of social justice in our understanding of PTSD. But above all, Morris confronts the meaning of trauma, in society and in his own life. Morris was a U.S. Marine stati... more »

Hundreds of Thousands March in Germany Against TTIP and Corporate "Trade" Agreements

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*An excellent, brief video produced by Wikileaks — "The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA." Discusses the change from post-WWII U.S. economic dominance to adapting in a world with competitors. These three trade agreements are the U.S. attempt to recapture dominance by building a U.S. corporate-controlled legal superstructure.* *by Gaius Publius* If you watched the video above (I hope you did), you learned how the triangle of new global super-agreements — TTP, TTIP, TiSA — are designed not just to re-establish U.S. trade dominance, lost a... more »

Jonathan Dimbleby talks Brexit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Jnr Listeners to the BBC World Service - and overnight Radio 4 - might have heard a *World Questions* discussion on Brexit a couple of days ago, hosted by the younger Dimbleby. Its title was *Brexit and Europe* and it came from the BBC Radio Theatre in London. I enjoyed listening to it but, being a post-referendum BBC programme about Brexit, you probably *won't* be surprised to hear that the panel had an anti-Brexit bias. 3 panellists were anti-Brexit (Chris Patten, Michael Dougan and Daniela Schwarzer) and 2 panellists were pro-Brexit (Frank Field and Ruth Lea). Why that imb... more »

Scientists Create Baby Mice Without Using Fertilized Eggs

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Scientists in the UK have found a method of creating offspring without using female eggs. In an experiment at Bath University scientists successfully created healthy baby mice using sperm that was injected directly into modified, inactive mouse embryos rather than from a fertilized egg cells. International Business Times reports: This is the first time offspring have been born without egg cells, suggesting the process of fertilisation is more complicated than we once thought. It is important to be clear – an egg was required for the mice to be born. In their study published in Na... more »

Candy Corn Wreath and Pumpkin Crayons

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
Link Up Your Best PostsDon't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features # BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we hope to sh... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* A key group of EU states is threatening to totally sabotage Brexit Heroin, Nazis, and Agent Orange: Inside the $66 Billion Merger of the Year (Bloomberg!!) The crazy government conspiracy theory that inspired 'Stranger Things' *THE DEATH OF THE BAKKEN FIELD HAS BEGUN: Big Trouble For The U.S.* Russia Accuses US Of Defending ISIS, After Pentagon Admits Coalition Jets Killed 62 Syrian Soldiers This 40 Sq. Ft. New York Apartment Could Be Yours For $450 Per Month Alabama, Tennessee, & Georgia Declare States Of Emergency As Gas Shortages Loom After Pipeline Leak Cana... more »

Publishing My Email Exchanges with D. Ravitch, Part 2

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Since Diane Ravitch has chosen to slime me in her most recent blog post, I have decided to publish some of the dozens of emails that I have exchanged with Ravitch since her highly advertised conversion from neoconservative elitism to neoliberal elitism. It is important, I think, to read these emails for the facts that Ravitch has ignored in order to depict me the dangerous, misogynistic, and racist bad guy. Soon after NPE was created, I wrote to Diane in March 2013 to better understand her choice of two NPE board members who had advanced the concept of performance pay for teachers... more »

Security In Iraq, Sep 8-14, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
There was a continued ebb and flow in violence in Iraq. In the middle of August 2016 there was a surge in incidents, but that has subsided in September. Casualties have also widely fluctuated. From September 8-14, 2016 there were 125 incidents. That was roughly the same as the 119 recorded the week before, and the 134 incidents from August 22-28. Incidents regularly go up and down in Iraq for a number of reasons. Sometimes the Islamic State is fighting back against government offensives. Sometimes it picks up its terrorist campaign in Baghdad or its executions in Kirkuk and Salah...more »

Is it dangerous to set quotas for research output?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Yes, argues Roosy Aulakh, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, India. In last week’s BMJ, she argues that recent measures to force researchers in India to produce a minimum number of publications to obtain promotions could set the stage for many problems, including fraud. […] The post Is it dangerous to set quotas for research output? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

America in Asia: Arrogant, Unapologetic, and Ready for More Conflict

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*September 19, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The United States exists an entire ocean away from Asia, yet its policymakers, politicians, and even Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter have declared America's "primacy" over the region, vowing to assert itself and its interests above all nations actually located in Asia. In a June 2016 Reuters article titled, "U.S. flexes muscles as Asia worries about South China Sea row," Secretary Carter is quoted as saying: *The United States will remain the most powerful military and main underwriter of security in the [Asian] region for decades ... more »

Call Me Parinoid

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Daily horror and terror lead to facism. So is it real or artificial]?

Nina Simone: Sinnerman

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Actually watched a move this week end- A rare occurrence for me. The movie was "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" It was quirky and character oriented. Very enjoyable This was one of the songs used for the soundtrack- Sinnerman: Nina Simone Hadn't heard it for some time, but, recognized it immediately! *Nina Simone had a voice, the likes of which we never hear this day and age-* *Nina Simone....... *

Syrian Ceasefire On The Verge Of Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Syria ceasefire seen near collapse* A Syrian ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was in deep trouble on Monday as a rebel official said it had practically failed and signaled insurgents were preparing for a full resumption of fighting. Already widely violated since it took effect a week ago, the ceasefire came under added strain at the weekend when Russia said jets from the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State killed more than 60 Syrian soldiers in eastern Syria. The U.S.-Russian agreement marks the second ceasefire negotiated by Washington and Mosc... more »

No Comment Yet From President Obama On The New York City Bob Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *New York Post:* *Obama stays silent on Chelsea explosion but talks election* President Obama’s motorcade passed through 23rd Street, the location of Saturday night’s bombing, and slept in Manhattan Sunday night — but he still hasn’t made any public remarks on the attack in Chelsea. Instead, Obama’s first stop in New York City Sunday night was at the Gramercy Park home of restaurateur Danny... more »

Pro-Putin Party Wins Big In Russian parliamentary Elections -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *Russian election: Big victory for Putin-backed party United Russia* United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, has won a majority in the country's parliamentary election, far ahead of rival parties. With 93% of the votes counted, the party has secured 54.2% of ballots and 343 seats in the 450-member parliament, officials say. Mr Putin said his party had "achieved a very good result", however the turnout was a record low of 47.8%. The Communist Party and nationalist LDPR both secured just over 13%. The party A Just Russia gained just over 6% of the votes. All four p... more »

U.S. Officials Have IDd Suspects Involved In The New York And New Jersey Bombings. Terror Cell Likely Involved

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Police Hunt for Ahmad Khan Rahami in Connection With Manhattan Bombing* The police are searching for a 28-year-old man, described as a naturalized citizen of Afghan descent, Ahmad Khan Rahami, in connection with the bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night, sending out a cellphone alert to millions of residents. “I want to be very clear that this individual could be armed and dangerous,” Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said on Monday morning. “Anyone seeing him should call 911 immediately.” Mr. de Blasio would not go into detail about why Mr. Khan was wanted, bu... more »

The Influence That The U.S. And Russia Wield In Syria is Actually Very Limited

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Rebel fighters walk inside a market in the rebel-held al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria, September 17, 2016. Picture taken September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail *Patrick Cockburn, The Independent*: *The US and Russia have less influence in Syria than they think* Despite 10 months of negotiations between the US and Russia, the two biggest players in the Syrian conflict, the ceasefire is close to unravelling. At about 5pm on Saturday, two US F-16 fighter bombers and two A-10 specialised ground attack aircraft bombed what they believed was a concentration of Isis fight... more »

U.S. Drone Shot Done By Syrian Forces?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A US air force MQ-9 Reaper drone (File photo) *Press TV: **US spy plane hit over Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province* Syrian government forces say they have targeted a US air force reconnaissance drone over the war-torn country’s eastern regions. The spy craft was hit on Sunday in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, where a US-led coalition attack killed dozens of Syrian soldiers a day earlier. Syrian troops also managed to wrest control over most of Daesh positions on the mountainous Jabal Therdeh area on Sunday after the US airstrikes near Dayr al-Zawr airbase gave the ext... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC World leaders focus on refugees as Syria truce under threat https://t.co/n9kfbvMcNT pic.twitter.com/W7ShA8Ozz7 — AFP news agency (@AFP) September 19, 2016

A Recent F-35 Test Has Proved That A Target Can Be Shot Down By Combining The F-35's Sensors And A Missile Defense Site

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Demonstration shows capability to extend the battlefront using Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA). Lockheed Martin Business Insider: The F-35 just proved it can take Russian or Chinese airspace without firing a shot An F-35B just carried out a remarkable test where its sensors spotted an airborne target, sent the data to an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense site, and had the land-based outpost fire a missile to defeat the target — thereby destroying an airborne adversary without firing a single shot of its own. This development simultaneously vindicates two of the U... more »

WHERE THE TEST SCORES ARE: Explaining what Bill Keller said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016* *Interlude—One-week hiatus looms:* On Wednesday morning, we'll be leaving our sprawling campus on a mission of national import. We'll be taking part in a symposium for federal managers at an undisclosed location in Aberdeen, South Dakota. For that reason, our four-week series, Where the Test Scores Are, will be on hiatus until next Monday. Next week, we'll proceed with the third week in our series, "Where the Achievement Gaps Are." Today, we'll jump the gun on that topic a tad—and we'll explain what Bill Keller said. As we noted in last Friday's report... more »

Obama goes Tribal

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Obama has been a huge dissappointment. That hope and change ship never sailed. To here him argue that Blacks should vote for Hillary because of his skin colour is beyond the pale. Can you imagine if Trump said something about voting for him if your white?

NATO To Deploy 4,000 Troops Near Russia’s Borders By May

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
NATO is set to deploy a “deterrent” and possible “fighting” force of 4,000 troops to the Baltic region by May 2017. The chief of the European Command said the alliance needs to approach Russia from a “position of strength.” Russia considers the new deployment of NATO troops as well as the increased number of military drills near Russian territory, the creation of anti-ballistic missile sites in Europe and other moves, as a threat to Russia’s national security. RT reports: The announcement of the 4,000-strong contingent took place as military leaders from the military bloc gathered... more »

Britain Says It Also Took Part In Airstrike On Syrian Troops

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The British military has confirmed that it participated in the coalition airstrike that killed dozens of Syrian government troops. The strike near Deir el-Zor was originally attributed to Australian forces operating as part of the US-led coalition but Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) say that it had also been involved. MOD statement on involvement in recent #Syria air strike. pic.twitter.com/DyPxE8rmiL — Ministry of Defence (@DefenceHQ) September 19, 2016 The Ministry of Defence said that RAF reaper drones took part in the strike which ‘accidentally’ killed more than 80 Syrian ... more »

Bill Bonner is a rich guy. But you wouldn't believe it from his Dairy, which he provides free of charge. If you, like me, are educated and happy enough with your cashflow, reading his Dairy is like a conversation with a close friend. The only difference is that Bill tells you things that will help you make out in today's economy. The one I reproduce today really hits the things you would want to know in today's economic conditions. What should you do with your savings? How safe is the stock market? Bill has the best anwers.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ NORMANDY, FRANCE – We continue our work with the bomb squad. Myth disposal is dangerous work: People love their myths more than they love life itself. They may kill for money. But they die for their religions, their governments, their clans… and their ideas. Great Cause Some people think that even an idea as abstract as “freedom of speech” is worth dying for. It was Voltaire who said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Most people jump onboard the train of a Great Cause with enthusiasm and convic... more »

What Comes To Mind When You Hear The Word "Unsuitable" These Days?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
People are getting nervous that Trump can actually win. Blue America hasn't exactly been Hillary headquarters this election season, but yesterday we unveiled a new approach that goes beyond just #NeverTrump. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who worked with Hillary in the Obama cabinet, is no fan of hers either, not by any stretch of the imagination. But in a *Wall Street Journal* OpEd over the weekend, he made the same point we did: it's time to get serious about this sociopath getting into the White House. When it comes to credibility problems, though, Donald Trump is in a... more »

Authors retract 2016 cancer study when data don’t align with figures

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Researchers have retracted a 2016 cancer study, citing discrepancies between the data and images presented in the paper. Although the retraction notice itself contains relatively little information, we’ve obtained a letter from the last author — Jun-Li Luo of The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida — to the editor-in-chief of Cell Death and Differentiation that says […] The post Authors retract 2016 cancer study when data don’t align with figures appeared first on Retraction Watch.

France Becomes First Country To Ban Plastic Kitchen Utensils

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
France has became the first country to ban plastic kitchen utensils A law has been passed that will see all plastic plates, cups and cutlery banned by 2020. Replacements will need to be made from biologically sourced materials that can be composted. The measure was part of the Energy Transition For Green Growth bill that was passed in 2015. Critics however claim that the new law violates European Union rules on free movement of goods According to The Independent: Manufacturers of plastic goods are not at all pleased about the new law Pack2Go, a Brussels-based organization represen... more »

Australia needs a Paris Plebiscite

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 17 hours ago
Press Release from Viv Forbes Secretary The Clexit Coalition Carbon Free Transport (if you disregard the breathe of the peddler) *Australia needs a Paris Plebiscite * The Clexit Coalition has called on the Australian Government to conduct a plebiscite on whether Australia should withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty. The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 170 representatives from 25 countries, was launched in London last week. It aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty. The Australian Secretary of Clexit, Mr *Viv Forbes*, s... more »

Purple and Silver Dollar Store Halloween Wreath

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
My mom loves the holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, she decorates for them all. She has passed her love of holiday decorations on to me and I can't wait to pull out the next holiday's decorations as soon as possible. Halloween has never been my favorite holiday to decorate for, I hate being pigeon holed into the orange and black. This year, my seven-year-old came up with the idea for a purple and silver Halloween and I loved the idea and ran with it! I am excited to show you everything I came up with, but first my favorite piece, this wreath. This wreath is eas... more »

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1797, 6th December 2001

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 17 hours ago
TRUCKERS AND ASYLUM At last a tiny glimpse of sanity appeared on the horizon of the view from the loony bin that is England. The Government LOST the right to impose fines on lorry drivers found with asylum seekers stowing away in their vehicles (at a rate of £2000 per criminal caught). This is indeed a good thing because it highlights the utterly disgraceful policy of the State letting aliens onto our shores, then persecuting our own people who have unwittingly been used by the same. It is not the job of lorry drivers to protect our national borders, it is the job of the army. The ... more »

Top General Says Russia Could Kill F-35 Pilots To Ground UK Fleet

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Retired British General Sir Richard Barrons says Russia could ground the UK’s F-35 fighter jets by just killing the “40 or so” people who pilot them. It comes as one of the points in a 10-page memo obtained by the Financial Times that was sent to the Defense Secretary in April. RT.com reports: The 10-page document was sent to Defense Secretary Michael Fallon in April by General Richard Barrons, who retired as the commander of UK Joint Forces Command the same month. Barrons criticized the state of the British military, saying that it has become used to opposing weaker enemies, and ... more »

Local government heads kowtow in Beijing =UPDATED=

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
[image: DSC03270] *Exploring the old rail line near Tai-an* News Lens on the news of eight city/county government heads heading off to China to offer their heads: Besides belonging to the same camp — six of the eight city and county government heads belong to the Kuomintang (KMT) and two others are blue-leaning independents — all eight representatives have stated they recognize the “1992 consensus,” which an inflexible Beijing has set as a precondition for cross-Strait exchanges. Having frozen most (albeit not all) the official communication mechanisms between the central governmen... more »

Absolute Coordination Between US Warplanes & ISIS during Syria Attack

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Listen to this folks - you'll never hear this on mainstream media in the west. We get nothing but Pentagon propaganda here in the US. Thank god for RT International. If you truly want to understand the whole Syrian mess then read this article by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. called Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria: They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries — for oil.

Obama Compares Putin To Saddam Hussein

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama slammed Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump for his appearance on Larry King’s show on RT. Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for being a strong leader on RT’s ‘Politicking with Larry King’. Obama however likened Putin to Iraq’s doomed former leader President Saddam Hussein. Russia Insider reports: A short video of Obama railing against Putin and Trump’s budding romance. Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump for his appearance on RT last week, accusing the Republican nominee of trying to “curry favor” with the Russian president. ... more »

UK Coal Benefits from Exceptionally High Wholesale Electricity Prices

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Renewable Energy Foundation have issued a note about the spiking of wholesale electricity prices last week: UK Coal Benefits from Exceptionally High Wholesale Electricity Prices Friday, 16 September 2016 The unusually hot September weather, and a resulting higher demand from air-conditioning and refrigeration units, over the past […]

"Thou Shalt Not..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. And above all, Thou shalt not be a bystander.” - Yehuda Bauer

Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZDC1QvMhNs

"A Look to the Heavens"; Free Download: 2017 APOD Calendar

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. This sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. *Click image for larger size.* Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in the galaxy's ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Trying To Be Good”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*Trying To Be Good”* by Chet Raymo “A few lines from Mary Oliver's poem "Wild Geese": "You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." "I've quoted these lines before, if not here, then elsewhere. When I first read them back in the late 80s, they resonated with what I felt at the time. I had spent part of my earliest adulthood walking on my knees, both literally and metaphorically, seeking to tame what I took to be the animal within. Saint Augus... more »

The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
* "Getting There"* "You take a final step and, look, suddenly You're there. You've arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. What did you want to be? You'll remember soon. You feel like tinder under a burning glass, A luminous point of change. The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon, Holding it firm till the arrival of stars In time with your heartbeats. Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression On the self you were, By having come all this way through all this welter Unde... more »

"Life Is Hard?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Life is hard? True- but let's love it anyhow, though it breaks every bone in our bodies." - Edward Abbey

Paulo Coelho, "The Water Pitcher"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The Water Pitcher"* by Paulo Coelho "A legend tells of a man who used to carry water every day to his village, using two large pitchers tied on either end of a piece of wood, which he placed across his shoulders. One of the pitchers was older than the other and was full of small cracks; every time the man came back along the path to his house, half of the water was lost. For two years, the man made the same journey. The younger pitcher was always very proud of the way it did its work and was sure that it was up to the task for which it had been created, while the other pitcher wa... more »

"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We are all capable of the best and the worst that humanity has to offer and knowing this allows us to find compassion. From time to time, we may all feel fed up with humanity, whether it’s from learning about what’s going on around the world, or what’s going on next door. There are always situations that leave us feeling as if people are simply not capable of behaving in a way that is coming from a place of awareness. Often it seems as if people are actually geared to handle things in th... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Dawning Is The Day”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Dawning Is The Day” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctVit8xwWo4

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Marietta, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Win Win" - The Rovian Rogue Deep State Mind

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 20 hours ago
*Syrian Army* The International Community is still in shock over the events of the past weekend--a high level stand off between the two super powers...on the sands of Syria and then in the halls of the United Nations. But, when you analyze it, the plan as leaked below, that involves co-ordination between the US, ISIS in attacking the Syrian Army, is genius. One wonders whether turdblossom, Carl Rove, even had a hand in concocting it. Here is the latest revelation...and I will have more thoughts and comments to follow: Leaked: Source Reveals Coordination between US, ISIS in ... more »

Anti-string crackpots being emulated by a critic of macroeconomics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
While only a few thousand people in the world – about one part per million – have some decent idea about what string theory is, the term "string theory" has undoubtedly penetrated the mass culture. The technical name of the theory of everything is being used to promote concerts, "string theory" is used in the title of books about tennis, and visual arts have lots of "string theory" in them, too. But the penetration is so deep that even the self-evidently marginal figures such as the anti-string crackpots have inspired some followers in totally different parts of the human activity. ... more »

10 Common American Foods That Are Banned In Other Countries

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries. Seeing how the overall health of Americans is so much lower than other industrialized countries, you can’t help but wonder whether toxic foods such as these might play a role in our skyrocketing disease rates. Many foods sold in the US are banned in other countries due to harmful additives, growth promoters, genetically engineered ingredients and other dangerous ingredients tha... more »

Uri Geller Predicts Donald Trump Will Be President

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
World famous psychic and illusionist Uri Geller has predicted Donald Trump will defeat Hillary Clinton and be the next President of the United States of America. The paranormalist, famous for using telepathy and psychokinesis in his performances, has studied the numerology surrounding the current election and claims the numbers show Trump will reign supreme in the November election. Writing on his official Facebook page, the illusionist said that whether you like him or dislike him “Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America!“ Uri Geller explained t... more »

Russia: America Has Started World War 3 In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has accused the U.S. of igniting World War 3 by deliberately killing Syrian troops and aiding ISIS terrorists. Top Russian military officials have warned that the U.S. deliberately killed 62 servicemen in order to provoke a war against Russia. Inquisitr.com reports: Sputnik News reported September 18 that top Russian military officials are questioning the veracity of their American counterparts who claim that the airstrike on the Syrian military base was a mistake. But one Russian official, First Deputy Chairman of the Defense and ... more »

China To Control Global Internet By October 1, 2016

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
China are to take full control of the Internet as the United States prepares to relinquish it’s control on October 1, 2016. In November, 2014, Li Yuxiao, research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace, warned “Now is the time for China to realize its responsibilities. If the United States is willing to give up its running of the internet sphere, the question comes as to who will take the baton and how it would be run?” “We have to first set our goal in cyberspace, and then think about the strategy to take, before moving on to refining our laws,” he continued. Well, that tim... more »

Putin To Win Election – Renewing Promise To Defeat New World Order

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The ruling United Russia party is projected to win the Russian parliamentary elections, securing Vladimir Putin’s role as leader of The Motherland. Putin can now get on with the task that people around the world want him to do and destroy the New World Order as promised. Rt.com reports: With almost half of the votes counted, early results suggest that the ruling United Russia party heads the polls, followed by right-wing party LDPR with 14.3 percent and the Russian Communist Party with 14.2 percent. Fair Russia comes fourth with 6.2 percent, the Russian Central Elections Committe... more »

Assad: U.S. Airstrike Was Coordinated With ISIS Militants

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Washington coordinated it’s airstrike against the Syrian army with the help of ISIS militants, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s office claim. Assad adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban, says that following the raids, which killed 62 soldiers, Daesh militants advanced forward from the very same side that the Americans struck. Sputniknews.com reports: “The moment the American planes struck the Syrian army, the terrorists came from the same side that the Americans struck, and occupied the place [that] the Syrian army was in. So it was obvious to anyone in the field that there is an absolute co... more »

MI5 Agent: US Strike On Syrian Army ‘Was No Accident’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Former MI5 agent Annie Machon claims the Pentagon deliberately killed 60 Syrian soldiers, during their so-called “unintentional” raid on Saturday. Machon told Russia Today that the U.S. specifically targeted Syrian soldiers who were on ISIS’ frontline. “Russia has better human intelligence on the ground because it is cooperating, it is working with the Syrian authorities. So they have access to proper human intelligence, which is much better than the Americans tend to use, which is satellite surveillance and electronic surveillance,” Machon claims. Rt.com reports: Cooperation with... more »

9/11 Phone Call Warns Of More New York Explosions

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
An anonymous 9/11 caller has warned police of further explosions following the blast that hit Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday. The unidentified male warned law-enforcement officers that “I’m looking at the explosions down the block. There will be more”. Nypost.com reports: Investigators believe the blast was the result of a home-made, pressure-cooker bomb similar to an unexploded device found later on 27th Street, sources said. In another new wrinkle, a hand-written letter, a portion of which is in Arabic, was found inside a plastic bag that held the second device, so... more »

Explosives Found In EgyptAir Debris Indicates ‘Inside Job’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Investigators have found traces of explosives in debris recovered from the EgyptAir Airbus A320 that crashed over the Mediterranean in May. French investigators found traces of TNT, adding fuel to theories that the crash was an inside job. Wearechange.org reports: Investigators from France’s Criminal Research Institute of the National Gendarmerie (IRCGN) discovered traces of the explosive last week when visiting Cairo, Le Figaro reported on Friday. Egyptian authorities reportedly did not allow French investigators to examine the debris more thoroughly, and the origin of the TNT tr... more »

US Navy To Force All Sailors To Attend ‘Transgender Studies’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
All sailors in the US Navy will forced to attend transgender behavioral lessons by July 2017, according to new rules announced this week. As of November 1, sailors will attend lessons that educate them about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military. Breitbart.com reports: “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information. In the meantime, leadership is putting togeth... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A B-1 Lancer flies over the Norma Brown building during the 75th Diamond Anniversary ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base. USAF *WNU Editor:* For more pictures from this gallery .... *It's the US Air Force's 69th birthday — here are 22 photos of it doing what it does best* (Business Insider).

New York City On Edge After This Weekends Bomb Attacks In Manhattan And New Jersey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *All FIVE bombs that were found in the New York area used flip phones as a detonator: Fears grow of link between failed New Jersey attack and IED blast in Manhattan that injured 29* * Three devices found in New Jersey and two in New York have used cell phones as detonators * The pipe bombs in New Jersey used flip phone timers and as did pressure-cooker device found in Chelsea * It's believed home-made bomb that exploded also used old-school flip phone as a detonator * Another similarity is lack of know-how that went into making the devices as three failed to detonat... more »

United Nations General Assembly To Start This Monday Amid Heightened Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*NBC:* *United Nations General Assembly Gets Underway Amid Heightened Security* Officials and heads of state from around the world were preparing for the United Nations 71st General Assembly in New York City on Sunday against a startling backdrop — an explosion on Saturday night less than two miles away that left 29 people injured and that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described as "an act of terrorism." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters on Sunday that the city's already expanded police presence — which includes a counter-terrorism unit launched last year known as th...more »

ISIS Launching 'Condom Bombs' Into The Sky To Bring Down Fighter Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **ISIS test flying anti-aircraft mines made out of PLASTIC BAGS to blow up western fighter jets* * Video offers 'how to guide' on making anti-aircraft bombs to ISIS militants * Shows fighters how to make 300l of hydrogen from household chemicals * It explains how to put it in plastic bags with ammunition to take down jets * Hundreds could be used to create no fly zones above ISIS-held territory ISIS are trying to use floating plastic bag bombs to down jets and create no-fly zones above parts of Iraq and Syria under the terror group's control. The group have launched a... more »

The Battle For Libya's Oil Breaks-Out Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Rival Libyan factions battle over eastern oil ports* *Offensive launched by UN-backed Tripoli government against rival administration's fighters who seized ports last week.* Eastern Libyan forces said they reestablished control over two oil ports where an ousted faction launched a counter-attack on Sunday, briefly seizing one of the terminals. The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) - an armed group led by Ibrahim Jathran and loyal to the Tripoli-based government - said it attacked two of the oil ports captured by forces of rival military leader Khalifa Haftar. Last w... more »

Central African Republic Rocked By Reports Of A Massacre And Renewed Fighting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Dozens killed in Central African Republic massacre* The incident that took place in a village in the central part of the CAR marks the worst bloodshed in recent months. Rebels have killed dozens of villagers close to a town in the centre of the Central African Republic (CAR), according to a presidential spokesman. The incident marks the worst bloodshed in recent months in a country trying to draw a line under years of religious violence and political turmoil. *Read more *.... *More News On The Renewed Fighting In The Central African Republic* Seleka rebels accused ... more »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU Party Suffers Another Major Defeat In Regional Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*BBC*: *Berlin state poll: Losses for Merkel's CDU, gains for AfD* German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party has suffered big losses in Berlin state elections, exit polls suggest. The party is expected to be ousted from the state governing coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats. Meanwhile the right-wing anti-migrant party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is projected to enter the state parliament for the first time. Mrs Merkel's popularity has waned since her decision last year to allow more than a million migrants into Germany. The CDU is projected to win around 17.5% of... more »

Publishing My Email Exchanges with D. Ravitch, Part 1

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Dear Diane, I saw your new blog post yesterday that shows your earnestness to depict me as an out-of-control sexist bully who is out to get you: Jim Horn has a website called “Schools Matter.” He opposes corporate reform, as I do. I have never met him. I hear he doesn’t like me. I don’t know why. I thought we were fighting for the same goals. The first time I became aware of his hostility was when he posted a photograph of me with the caption, “Nice face job, Diane.” Very puzzling as I have never had a facelift. Sexist too. I ignored him. When Anthony Cody and I decided to create t... more »

California-- Not Quite As Blue As You Might Imagine

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Eloise* Yesterday, Jon Wiener, writing for *The Nation* picked at the ugly scab of California's Democratic politics, something few outside the state know about, namely that deep blue California has a Democratic Party very much under the thumb of corrupt conservatives calling themselves, inaccurately, "moderates." And these moderates represent, primarily, their campaign donors and their campaign donors' lobbyists-- oil and gas, agribusiness, real estate developers, Big Pharma, the charter school industry and, of course, the banksters. Democrats hold the governorship and every state... more »

Putin's United Russia Party Wins A Parliamentary Majority In Today's Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election* Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday, but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election. The ruling United Russia party won 51 percent in Sunday's election, according to a preliminary central election commission tally after a quarter of the votes had been counted. That would allow the party, which was founded by Putin and benefits from his popularity, to extend its dom... more »

Lydia the Tattooed Lady

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

amor omnia vincit

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

How a bureaucracy fixes things

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Housing New Zealand is a government department supposed to house New Zealanders who can’t or won’t house themselves. At least that’s what it says on the label: *Housing New Zealand has bought a South Auckland motel to help meet the area’s housing shortage – but ironically the existing residents will have to move out to make room for the homeless. A spokesman said the agency bought the 10-unit Cimarron Motel in Waterview Rd, Takanini, as “part of our work to make more housing available in Auckland for those who require it urgently.” But the motel was already being used...more »

Movie Watch: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman the best way -- by looking at his work

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role of The Master (2012)* *The great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had an uncanny ability to disappear into a role yet at the same time to invest his performances with such complexity, depth, and empathy that they always felt deeply personal. Drawn to playing highly flawed characters, he was able to seem at once larger than life and recognizably imperfect. In over 60 film performances, the boldness of his choices was always breathtaking. As he once said, “It’s all risk! Living a life is basically about you entering one situation after another th... more »

Micro-housing v modern zoning

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Lamon-Luther-Tiny-House-Interior] *Laman Luther Tiny House**, interior* Over the past almost one hundred years, the unintended consequences of well-meaning zoning regulations have destroyed housing opportunities for thousands. Attempts to “fix” the problems with more regulation often make matters worse – Seattle’s story of the killing of micro-housing – small cunningly crafted spaces that young folk can afford – is just another in the long and lengthening case file. *Beginning in 2009, *developers in Seattle became leaders* in micro-housing [“**a niche option in cities ... more »

Brad Steiger and Real Visitors, Voices from Beyond and Parallel Dimensions

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Back more years than I care to admit, I read a book, *Allende Letters: New UFO Breakthrough* (the title seems to be part of the advertising on the cover) written by Brad Steiger and Joan Whritenour. It was much more than just the story of the Allende Letters but it did spark an interest in me. It also raised some questions about all this sort of thing. Although only one chapter actually discussed the Allende Letters in detail, it did Brad and Sherry Hansen Steigermention that a researcher, Steve Yankee, who written to the Chief of Naval Operations in an attempt to learn more about ... more »

Turning Away from Catastrophic Legacies

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
My friends in Japan tell me Fukushima is rarely discussed anymore. The problem has disappeared from mainstream public consciousness although the plant continues to contaminate fresh water aquifers and the Pacific Ocean. I find the same phenomenon occurring in my backyard. I live adjacent to an old mining town that is in my eyes located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I love the desert! Tragically, this seemingly pristine beauty is marred and threatened by the legacy of gold mining in the area. Mining started in the late 1800s and continued through the 1950s. Spur C... more »

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some mysterious reason, instinctively dislikes. Every man who tries to tell it is unpopular, and even when, by the sheer strength of his case, he prevails, he is put down as a scoundrel.” - H. L. Mencken, Chicago Tribune (23 May 1926)

No MUOS Anywhere!!!!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
US space warfare communications base in Sicily.... MUOS stands for The Mobile User Objective System. The MUOS system includes four ground station facilities, each of which serves one of the four active satellites of the MUOS constellation and are located at: the Australian Defence Satellite Communications Station at Kojarena about 30 km east of Geraldton, Western Australia; Naval Radio Transmitter Facility (NRTF) Niscemi about 60 km from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy; Naval SATCOM Facility, Northwest Chesapeake, Southeast Virginia; and the Naval Computer and Telecommu... more »

U.S. Bombs Syrian Military

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
US-led coalition jets have bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and "paving the way" for Islamic State militants to capture more land. Even the US military newspaper *Stars & Stripes* admitted that the US had done this bombing. See it *here * Is the US trying to torpedo this Syria ceasefire? Is the US trying to draw Russia into a dog fight over the skies of Syria? Are the Pentagon and State Department in the US at war with each other? Who is actually running US foreign and military policy these days? Is the US angr... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Student Forced to Remove Trump Hat, ‘You’re Not Allowed to Share Hate Language’* Students at a Canadian university confronted another student who was wearing a "Make American Great Again" hat—when he refused their demands to remove his hat, the students grabbed it off his head. You've got to take it off," insisted one female student, later identified as Zoe Slusar, a former vice president of Mount Royal University's student life program. The student wearing the hat—Matt Linder, according to CBC—argued that he was exercising his free speech rights. "I'm not allowed to support a p... more »

The Myth of the Ineffective Opposition

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Cast your mind back to just over a year ago. You will remember that awful general election result won by Tory scaremongering and lies. You may also recall the short interregnum in which Harriet Harman took on the mantle of acting leader, and stumbled into the most decisive, disastrous misstep the Labour Party establishment - from its point of view - has made since the foundation of our party. In the July 2015 budget, Harriet took to the dispatch box and attacked the former chancellor for planning to cut social security and tax credit payments to millions of our people. Then, days l... more »

What if We Held a Parade & Nobody Came?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Trump blamed Muslims for #ChelseaNYC & Clinton almost fell asleep. This was a dress rehearsal for the real thing. https://t.co/6Y7k7yxBwo — MikeFlannigan (@MikeFlannigan78) September 18, 2016 That's right. There was a bomb that went off on 27th Street in Chelsea last night and, as always when this sort of thing happens in an election year, presidential candidates jump (Or, in Hillary Clinton's case, fall) on the headline. It was a ball bearing-impregnated pressure cooker bomb (Apparently not very dissimilar to the Boston Marathon bombs) and another, thankfully, was defused by ... more »

"Hillary Clinton’s Crisis: A Polling Question for History Fans"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Hillary Clinton’s Crisis: A Polling Question for History Fans:* * If the Election were held Today…"* By John Zogby "Here is a polling question for history fans: If the election were held today and the candidates were Republican Nero, Democrat Catherine de Medici, and Libertarian Timothy Leary, for whom would you?An impossible match up but, in some ways, a real one. None of these are credible or beloved characters from history– at least when we think of the Black Box with the button, making a nationwide television address, or attending the G8 Summit. But today we have the moral equ... more »

Ex-Haitian Senate President Accuses Bill Clinton Of Bribery

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The former Haitian Senate President, Bernard Sansaricq, told a crowd of Trump supporters on Friday that Former President Bill Clinton tried to bribe him into supporting regime change. He also accuses the Clinton Foundation of withholding billions of dollars in charity donations for Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The Daily Caller reports: Speaking at a Trump campaign event in Little Haiti, Sansaricq explained that he became president of the Senate in 1994, a year during which the Clinton presidency attempted to oust the oppressive military regime in Haiti by threat of invasio... more »

Women's Boat to Gaza -- Enroute to France from Spain

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
WOMEN'S BOAT TO GAZA Zaytouna-Oliva approaches Ajaccio, France There has been a lot that has happened with the Zaytouna-Oliva and Amal-Hope (see below) since their departure from Barcelona, Spain on September 15. After a delayed start, Zaytouna-Oliva is now approaching its next European port of call, Ajaccio France. Watch her progress

Summing up the week

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 1 day ago
Another week has just come to an end, and it's time to sum up. One of the conclusions is that I have survived the first of the three crazy weeks :) *Right now* Right now I've just come out of the shower, am in my bed at a hotel in Kristiansand, and looking forward to talk to several hundred girls about *nuclear physics and research and stuff*, and why I think science is awesome, tomorrow. My talk isn't completely ready yet - that will probably happen tomorrow morning during an early breakfast <3 *Boost(s) of the week* When I had just finishing my talk on Bruges. When Stephan Obersted... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday, and here we go with my weekly rant.... I honestly do not know how to reach the average American in regards to the reality about that heinous diabolical demonic psychotic creature known as Hillary "Killary" Clinton...EVERYTHING about this poor excuse for a woman shows that we are indeed dealing with pure evil, and yet we still find according to some "polls" that there are some 40% of the American electorate that will still consider casting their vote for this creature? Honestly, are Americans truly this brain dead? Lets face it right now.. In terms o... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What's the Real Unemployment Rate? That's the Wrong Question"

What If Trump Wins? Would You Hide A Latino Family Or Muslim Refugees In Your House Once The Deportations Begin?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In today's *NY Times* Nick Kristof asked his readers whether they would have hidden a Jew from the Nazis. In the 1970s I lived in Amsterdam for nearly 4 years and passed the Anne Frank Huis-- now a museum-- on the Prinsegracht a few times a week. It was vaguely, a little circuitously, between my apartment on the Overtoom and my job at the meditation center on Prins Hendrikkade. It was built in 1635. I thought about the question Kristof asked today very frequently back then. More recently though, I sometimes try to imagine what I would do if President Trumpf was having Latinos rou... more »

Thousands March For Britain To Welcome More Refugees

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The world faces a humanitarian crisis as people flee from persecution and injustice in their own homelands and knock on Europe’s door as refugees. Amid global crises that have seen people forced from their homelands in unprecedented numbers, citizens call on UK government to open doors to those in need. War and poverty has forced millions to turn toward Europe for a better future despite the continent suffering from its own financial and social problems. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of central London on Saturday, demanding that the government do more to help mig... more »

For Whomever (remix and re-edit_

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
I count the lines on my hand and watch my footprints in the sand and all my schemes as yet unplanned as they float upon the breeze. they talk of me in tones now hushed with words that ramble and are rushed like toilet paper to be flushed as I crawl upon my knees. those humble servants of commerce who genuflect and promptly curse I wonder who is really worse the beggar or the thief? the lines are so clearly writ and in those lines, I have to sit my brain and soul can't benefit from this lack of self-belief. they tell me that the trouble is I'm far too old for this young man's biz I've ... more »

US Airstrike On Syrian Army Positions Was No Mistake -Assad Aide

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A senior adviser to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said that the US airstrike on Syrian Army positions in Deir Ezzor was preplanned. President Assad’s Political and media adviser Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban told RT, “None of the facts on the ground show that what happened was a mistake or a coincidence.” US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing troops and “paving the way” for ISIS militants to launch their offensive, according to Syria’s official news agency Shaaban said: “The moment the American planes struck the ... more »

US Syrian War Atrocity - Who Did It?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*WANTED - Ashton Carter* *US Secretary of Defense* *for ordering war crimes against the* *sovereign state of Syria OR* *gross negligence/incompetence* *leading to mass death/casualties* Who is responsible for the latest international crisis caused by ostensible "mistakes" by the US Air Force...leading to mass death and casualties? The circle of suspects is narrowing. Sunday pundits and alternate bloggers, notably Wayne Madsen, have pointed their fingers at the above suspect, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. “I would blame squarely [US] Defense Secretary [Ashton] Carter for th... more »

(Election a Tie?)  Russia Did It  (5-Alarm Monsanto-Bayer Merger Threat?  ITT Frauds)  9/11 Truth  (Syriza Fake Reforms)  Mass Murder Megaphone  (Contract Ensured Bush Beat Kerry?)  Rubin Criminal Probe  (Wall St. Fakes)  Co-ops Vs. Capitalism  (NYT Obituary)  FOIA Lawsuits Grow 42%  (Deutsche Bank Like Trump Says NO!)   Warren Opens Pandora's Box  (BDS NOT)  Son of a Bitch?  (Delusional Democracy)  Living 15 Years In a Lie

All politicians, like all human beings, shade the truth, use evidence selectively, recast the emphasis of events to cast themselves in a more favorable light.But what we are seeing here is a campaign that, with not one iota of moral conscience, has reached into the playbooks of Big Brother, Joseph Goebbels, and Soviet Russia and simply fabricated an entire false narrative. This is not a case of


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Nearly every one of these is routinely violated by Warmists* *Does the El Nino Cycle Reveal a Flaw in Man-Made Global Warming Theory?* *Increased humidity is NOT self-sustaining* Most people are unaware that the bulk of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming theory (AGW) is built on the concept of atmospheric water vapor feedback—not rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Plenty of climate critics have questioned the soundness of this assumption, however, and evidence of its flaws may be more obvious than we realize. Here’s the essence of AGW theory: CO2 is something of a lim... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

How Much Of The UK’s Energy Comes From Wind & Solar

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Robin Guenier asked how much wind and solar power were contributing to the UK’s overall energy consumption. According to DECC’s latest energy trends, wind, solar and hydro added up to only 2.4% of primary energy consumption last year. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/532895/Section_1.pdf According to DUKES, hydro’s share was 0.3%, leaving 2.1% […]

Russian Foreign Ministry: No Arms Control Talks With The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
John Kerry (right) expressed his concerns to Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. (Reuters: Brendan Smialowski) *Sputnik:* *Russia-US Cooperation in Arms Control Impossible Over Sanctions* United States and Russia are impossible to cooperate in the arms control sector due to sanctions imposed against Russia’s defense enterprises. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – It is impossible for the United States and Russia to cooperate in the sector of arms control due to sanctions imposed against Russia’s defense enterprises, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferati... more »

At Least 29 Injured In ‘Intentional’ New York Explosion

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
At least 29 people were treated for injuries following a powerful explosion in Chelsea Manhattan on Saturday night. All 29 injured people have been released from the hospital –#FDNY Commissioner Nigro #ChelseaExplosion pic.twitter.com/flpygpG8Wg — FDNY (@FDNY) September 18, 2016 They say that an improvised explosive device stuffed inside a dumpster was the most likely cause of the blast which occurred at around 8.30pm local time. The blast came after a pipe bomb explosion in neighbouring New Jersey on Saturday morning along the route of a planned charity race. The bomb, which only... more »

September 16 heart data work with Loie and family memories...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
[9/16/16, 10:52:16 AM] Terran: Hi Loie do you have a moment to do some heart work? Loie: Bill, I am here. I am ready. Shall we begin, Love? Loie. Terran: Yes Loie: I am sending you my energies, dear. Feel me? Loie. Terran: I do now can you boost that slightly? Loie: Yes, Love. Accelerating now. Loie. Terran: Excellent! Terran: This energy is going deeper within Loie: I am with you now, Love. Loie. Terran: I see a road busy with cars slightly blurred like a telephoto lens Terran: Say an old Ford Fairlane truck/car don't know if it's the 60s Terran: I'm in a narrow house... more »

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