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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

25 September - Blogs I'm Following

11:24pm MDT

Ubiquitous Surveillance and the New World Order

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
Prior to Edward Snowden's leak, my husband thought I was paranoid for thinking my online activity was being monitored. Snowden's leak about Prism and smurfs changed that perception. Now we know that we are all being monitored. In 2015 The Atlantic ran a very compelling article on the Utah data center where the government captures every byte of information possible: Walter Kirn. November 2015. If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/11/if-youre-not-paranoid-youre-crazy/407833/Everything about the data center was classifie... more »

56 Years Ago, He Saw Him Coming.

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 hour ago
"If [television] drives politics toward theatrics, so that the number of politicians who imagine themselves entertainers swells to match the number of entertainers who imagine themselves politicians; if it ruthlessly practises a kind of intellectual payola that rewards the man who can reduce the most complex issue to the silliest simplification; if it effectively invites a whole people to foreswear the labor of reading for the ease of gaping ... If the pungent slogan asserts such sovereignty that disarmament is discussed on the level of deodorants; if all impulses conspire to glut ... more »

The Waste Land

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 2 hours ago
What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man, You cannot say, or guess, for you know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, And the dry stone no sound of water. Only There is shadow under this red rock, (Come in under the shadow of this red rock), And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust. ~ T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land My la... more »

The splendid piece on John le Carré is part of an embarrassment of riches in the new NYRB

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*The new NYRB has a terrific review-essay by Neal Ascherson on John le Carré, described by his new biographer, Adam Sisman, as "one of the most important English writers of the post-war period." To me this kind of understates le Carré's importance as a writer, but hey, that's me.* *by Ken* The new (October 13) issue of *The New York Review of Books* was in the mailbox yesterday, and such free time as I've had since then has been heavily absorbed by an issue overflowing with "must read"s. There are half a dozen or more pieces that we should probably talk about, and may yet, but for... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 4 hours ago
*Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, asks us to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened to America** but **also offers a very important message about a solution to turn around these terrible times including justice for the Palestinians. His words should be heeded for they are in essence the same as mine ~ Peace begins with me ~ go within and find your role in the great coming together of mankind and the truth of a **Unified Field** of love and soul consciousness whose principle property is the universal propensity or ur... more »

Progressive Veterans Running For Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Unless you live in his district, you probably never heard of Ohio teabagger Warren Davidson, the Trumpist nut who won Boehner's seat when he was forced out of office. Last week Butler County's *Journal-News* reported that Davidson told a room full of veterans that one way to clean up the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care system is to get the "moochers" out of it. "Part of the problem," he said, "is there are some vets that are moochers and they’re clogging up the system. And we do as taxpayers want to make sure the VA filters out these folks that are pretenders." A spokes... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 4 hours ago
I was interviewed by Paul Iddon for “A battered airbase may play key role in offensive to liberate Mosul” and "Kurdish MP: No-confidence vote in finance minister Zebari part of attempt to bring down Iraqi government" which appeared in Rudaw. I was quoted by Wladimir Van Wilgenburg in "Maliki behind removal of Iraqi finance minister: analysts" for ARA News.

Rob McConnell Interviews Tom Carey

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 4 hours ago
Rob McConnell, on the X-Zone Broadcast Network interviewed Tom Carey about the Roswell Slides, and Carey said some very interesting things. You can hear the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ0V-Xuzzp0 Tom Carey We learn from Carey (at about 04:15 into the interview) that it was Joe Beason who contacted him after Beason had attempted to interest Stan Friedman in the slides. Friedman, according to Carey, was too busy to follow the lead and suggested Carey to Beason. This bothers me because it would seem that Stan, who has been very protective of his leads about Rosw... more »

Al Qaeda Is Resurging

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Economist:* *Al-Qaeda, The other jihadist state* Eclipsed by Islamic State, al-Qaeda may be making a comeback in a more pragmatic, and dangerous, form. SOON after it attacked America on September 11th 2001, al-Qaeda issued a book by its co-founder, Ayman al-Zawahiri, setting out a grand strategy. “Knights under the Prophet’s Banner” explained that striking America, not local regimes, would galvanise Muslims everywhere; jihadists had to cleave “to the masses” and needed a “base in the heart of the Muslim world” to achieve eventual success. In the event, al-Qaeda was chased fr... more »

Another F-35 Fighter Jet Catches Fire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
An F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter © Randy Gon / U.S. Air Force photo / Reuters *Defense News*: *F-35A Catches Fire at Mountain Home Air Force Base* WASHINGTON — An F-35A caught fire during an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the Air Force confirmed to Defense News. The incident took place at around noon and involved an F-35A aircraft from the 61st Fighter Squadron located at Luke Air Force Base, the service said in a statement. No serious injuries seem to have been sustained by the pilot or nearby crew. "The pilot had to egress the aircraft during engine... more »

Russia at UNSC: US Decision To Reshape Middle East is the Original Cause of Syria's Suffering

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
- *Russia at UNSC: US decision to reshape Middle East is origin* - *Russia* at UNSC: US decision to reshape Middle East is original cause of Syria's suffering - Russia at UNSC: US Decision to Reshape Middle East Root Cause of Syria’s Suffering - 2016-09-25 19:59:00 Farsnews World This statement is being cleaned up from the internet- RT headlined their article originally with this tidbit. However, RT has cleansed their news story and headline of this original attributed statement *I cannot read the article from Fars- It comes up blank!* Above are the headlines ... more »

US & Lackies Demand UN Security Council Meeting 11:00 EST

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Consider this? * * The UN Security Council Meeting as a 'sleight of hand' Trickery, deviousness* *While the world watches the UN Security Council 'hand'- The NATO 'hand' is up to no good.* *Keeping an eye on Syrian news as the meeting takes place ....* I will be updating as new info becomes available! Link *President Bashar al-Assad’s troops have tightened their siege of Aleppo, after another 24 hours of intense bombardment that left dozens dead and nearly 2 million without water.* *The United Nations security council is due to meet at 11am on Sunday to discuss the escalation of... more »

Massive Coronal Hole

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
http://spaceweather.com/ *CORONAL HOLE TURNING TOWARD EARTH:* A vast "coronal hole" has opened up in the sun's atmosphere, and it is spewing solar wind into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring the structure as it turns toward Earth: *"Coronal holes are regions in the sun's atmosphere where the magnetic field peels back and allows solar wind to escape. Today's coronal hole is a big one, and the emerging solar wind stream is broad. It is very unlikely to miss Earth when it arrives on Sept. 28-29. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras later this w... more »

Nemesis : Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*There is no Moriarty* Nemesis, winged balancer of life, dark-faced goddess, daughter of Justice, *"It is cocaine," *he said, *"a seven-per-cent solution. * *Would you care to try it?"* "I have been guilty of several monographs. They are all upon technical subjects. Here, for example, is one *'Upon the Distinction between the Ashes of the Various Tobaccos'. * In it I enumerate a hundred and forty forms of cigar, cigarette, and pipe tobacco, with coloured plates illustrating the difference in the ash." *Two Half-Men* "Hence the cocaine. I cannot live without brain-work. What e... more »

Mission Accomplished...but why now?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Aleppo, Syria* *To most of humanity, the above photo is a hideous example of man's injustice to man..."They created a desolation...and called it Peace." But, to the Perps of USrael....the masterminds and machinators of 9/11 and maestros of the formal government policy of "Seven Countries in Five Years", it's a thing of beauty. If they had a Louvre, the above photo would be framed in gilt and hung in the great hall.* *According to Sputnik* The so-called "moderate" rebels turned off the water to 1.5 million civilians living in West Aleppo in retaliation for a Syrian Army airstrike... more »

Labour today

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Not BBC-bias-related but still extraordinary (and well-sourced):

Standing Rock: Water Protectors Shut Down Continued Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
WATER PROTECTORS SHUT DOWN THE CONTINUED CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE By Natalie Hand Lakota Media Project Censored News 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty Territory, Cannon Ball, North Dakota -- Hundreds of tribal members and allies marched onto active and ongoing construction sites of the Dakota Access Pipeline today. Water protectors brought offerings of prayer,

Trump: US Will Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s ‘Undivided’ Capital

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. Trump affirmed that the whole City of Jerusalem should once again become Israel’s capital. During the meeting in New York, Trump pledged to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital once elected president. GMA News reports: Netanyahu met privately with Trump at his residence in Trump Tower a day before the New York billionaire faces off against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for their first presidential debate. “Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eter...more »

Humanitarian Catastrophe: 2 Million Without Water In Syria’s Aleppo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Up to two million people are without water in Aleppo, Syria, according to the UN. The Bab al-Nayrab water pumping station supplying rebel held eastern parts of Aleppo was damaged by Syrian Army airstrikes. In retaliation, so-called “moderate” rebels have turned off the water to 1.5 million civilians in the government controlled West Aleppo. Water is now being used as a weapon of war by both sides. The latest act of inhumanity on the besieged Syrian people has set the stage for an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. Sputnik reports: The city of Aleppo is “dying” according to Un... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"M78 isn't really hiding in planet Earth's night sky. About 1,600 light-years away and nestled in the nebula rich constellation Orion, the large, bright, reflection nebula is well-known to telescopic skygazers. But this gorgeous image of M78 was selected as the winner of the Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition. Held by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the competition challenged amateur astronomers to process data from ESO's astronomical archive in search of cosmic gems. *Click image for larger size.* The winning entry shows off amazing details within bluish M78...more »

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Cosmic View"* by Chet Raymo "When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" the other day I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a dozen or more years ago: Britannica 32 volumes 1000 pages per vol 1200 words per page 5 letters/wd =200 million letters So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number of st... more »

"If You Caught A Glimpse..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"If you caught a glimpse of your own death, would that knowledge change the way you live the rest of your life?" - Paco Ahlgren, "Discipline"

Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Occupies’ New York Toilet

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Benjamin Netanyahu was seen heading to the bathroom at New York’s Sherry-Netherland Hotel with an escort of 20 bodyguards. The Israeli prime minister was having dinner with his wife at the Hotel’s Harry Cipriani restaurant when nature called. As Bibi got up to go to the toilet, half of his 40-strong crew of security agents followed him. It lead some to wonder if he had declared the New York toilet as a new occupied territory! RT reports: According to a bystander, a few went into the bathroom with him, while “one watched the door and the rest lined up with their arms up to form a... more »

Animal Protein vs Plant Protein - the illusion of scale in diet epidemiology.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 7 hours ago
This graph appeared in Jason Fung's excellent Intensive Dietary Management blog here. I don't really want to disagree with Jason's statement that animal protein raises insulin more than plant protein, as I haven't looked into the evidence for that or what it means - I merely want to point out that this graph, and the paper it comes from, do not by themselves provide evidence that eating animal protein is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than eating plant protein. The paper, by Sluijs et al, is titled "Dietary Intake of Total, Animal, and Vegetable Prote... more »

Hillary's economically clueless plans would create poverty

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*What qualifies this woman to give folk stuff that doesn't belong to them, to tell them what to do in any aspect of their life? Nothing more than her lust for power, says Daniel Mitchell in this guest post. What has she ever accomplished in life?* Because of my disdain for the two statists that were nominated by the Republicans and Democrats, I’m trying to ignore the election. But every so often, something gets said or written that cries out for analysis. Today is one of those days. Hillary Clinton has an editorial in the *New York Times *entitled “My Plan for Helping America’s... more »

On Chris Packham

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I suppose I ought to write something (as others are doing) about Chris Packham being cleared by the BBC Trust for calling those involved in hunting "the nasty brigade" and demanding a ban on driven grouse-shooting in the *BBC Wildlife *magazine. The (two) complainants argued that Chris had broken BBC impartiality guidelines (the *BBC Wildlife* magazine being bound by those guidelines) and had a conflict of interest (being a campaigner against driven grouse-shooting). Now, I've seen some of Chris Packham's videos on the subject and there's no doubt about it: He *is *a campaigner on... more »

The Matter of the North

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
And *still *still catching up... Well, I actually enjoyed Melvyn Bragg's 10-part series *The Matter of the North. *So there! He may have overstated his pro-Northern case at time, especially in his bullish opening rant, but his walks around many of the landmark places of the North, often waxing lyrical, and his fine cast of academics and famous Northerners kept me engaged pretty much throughout - especially as Melvyn himself was just so enthusiastic about things. I even found inspiration for some days out: I would now dearly love to visit Whitby Abbey and might well pencil in a vis... more »

Something more on Question Time audiences

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Still catching up... Andrew Marr's interview with Morecambe-born Labour leadership failure Owen Smith (two weeks ago) contained an interesting comment from the unsuccessful Mr. Smith: *Andrew Marr*: Owen Smith, your fundamental pitch is that Jeremy Corbyn is less electable than Owen Smith. What possible evidence do you have of that? He has been getting huge crowds all around the country. He’s been addressing massive rallies. And when it comes to something like the BBC’s *Question Time *everyone pours over him at the end to get selfies, not, I’m afraid, to you. *Owen Smith*: Well,... more »

Aerial Spraying is Not an Effective Strategy for Controlling Zika

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Spraying for Zika with dangerous insecticides is ineffective and dangerous. The post Aerial Spraying is Not an Effective Strategy for Controlling Zika appeared first on Waking Times.

Osama bin Laden alive?

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

“Perspective: Same Situation, Different Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Perspective: Same Situation, Different Thinking”* by Marc Chernoff “A puppy thinks: “Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a warm, dry home, pet me and take good care of me… They must be gods!” A kitten thinks: “Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a warm, dry home, pet me and take good care of me… I must be a god!” “One Simple Phrase that Will Change Your Thoughts (and Spare Some Pain)” - http://www.marcandangel.com/

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Rosemère, Quebec, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Once in a while, life gives you a chance to measure your worth. Sometimes you're called upon to make a split-second decision to do the right thing, defining which way your life will go. These are the decisions that make you who you are." - Perry Moore

The Poet: John O’Donohue, “For The Time Of Necessary Decision”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“For The Time Of Necessary Decision”* “The mind of time is hard to read. We can never predict what it will bring, Nor even from all that is already gone Can we say what form it finally takes; For time gathers its moments secretly. Often we only know it’s time to change When a force has built inside the heart That leaves us uneasy as we are. Perhaps the work we do has lost its soul Or the love where we once belonged Calls nothing alive in us anymore. We drift through this gray, increasing nowhere Until we stand before a threshold we know We have to cross to come alive once more. May we... more »

Massive Explosion In Budapest Injures Two Police Officers

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Hungarian capital Budapest was rocked by a huge explosion on Saturday. Two police officers were seriously injured in the blast. Hungary’s police chief said: “… someone wanted to murder our officers” after police found a home-made nail bomb. The attack comes just days before Hungary is due to hold a crucial vote on migration. Police are looking for possible terrorist links and the perpetrator who is still at large. The Sunday Express reports: Witnesses described seeing an attacker waiting in a doorway before throwing the explosive device packed with nails at two officers as the... more »

Sunday Morning Live

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I blame Sue. It's the only thing I blame her for, but leading me into regularly watching those ghastly Sunday morning BBC One religious programmes placed in between Andrews Marr and Neil is something definitely to be held against her! (Please imagine a whole row of 'smileys' extending towards infinity). Today's *Sunday Morning Live *(the better one of those programmes) discussed whether British soldiers should be immune from vexatious prosecutions, whether the young are disadvantaged by the old, and whether Islam should be more British (there's almost always a Muslim question). ... more »

One swallow

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Amid all the relentlessly knee-jerk anti-Trump stuff being poured out by the BBC, day in and day out (whether entirely justified or not), came a striking exception this week in the shape of John Gray's latest *A Point of View* - a typically free-thinking take on the whole Trump phenomenon that's well worth a listen.

MSM declares Hillary winner of tomorrow's debate...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*thought I'd get that out of the way early.* Because you know it's true. It isn't going to matter what she says or does. Short of having a grand mal seizure during the second half of the debate, which would only gain her sympathy and praise for "powering through", she will be the hands down favorite. No matter what Trump says or does, he will be labeled pushy, un-presidential, ill-prepared, and "dangerous." Lester Holt will challenge Trump's statements and twist everything he says. Conversely, Holt will treat Hillary with delicacy and restraint. Sure wouldn't want the world ... more »

Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar sacked over 'racist tweets' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37466235 is fascinating for its omission of what racist tweets were sent.

James Harding gives 'a truly balanced' overview of the BBC's Brexit coverage

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
James Harding's expression whilst writing his *Garudian* piece The BBC's Director of News, James Harding, has written an article defending the BBC's Brexit coverage against all comers - in, of all places, the *Guardian. * *(Cries of "You couldn't make it up!" resound in the air.)* The *Graun*'s headline is: *A truly balanced view from the BBC: don’t blame us for Brexit*. "It is easy to dismiss these critics as regular BBC bashers or sore losers. But the BBC has no business being complacent", says Mr Harding, whilst penning an article which defends *everything* the BBC has done rega... more »

On Shadow Cabinet Elections

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
No sooner had Jeremy Corbyn's leadership been confirmed by a vote decisively larger than last year, sundry MPs have taken to the airwaves and television studios calling for elections to the shadow cabinet. Longer-term members and politics watchers will recall this has been a staple of the Parliamentary Labour Party for decades, until it was abolished by Ed Miliband five years ago. The elections saw honourable members put themselves forward not for particular positions, but rather as a potential pool from which the leader appointed successful candidates. For argument's sake, suppose... more »

Civil casualties in Aleppo are sad but negligible

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
I just listened to a rant by Samantha Power, the current U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Well, what a hateful woman – when it comes to anything that has a relationship with Russia. She has nothing to do with the America that we used to love and that was inspiring us. One of the reasons I would love Trump to win is that he could end this absolutely insane anti-Russian hysteria in the U.S. Among other things, he could help to fire this particular insufferable female talking head. But it's not just Samantha Power. Boris Johnson talks about Russian war crimes in Syria while The Telegraph s... more »

Trump Should Suspend His Campaign And Fly Herr Force One To Afghanistan For A Week Or Two

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Tuesday I'm having dinner with a friend of mine, Sonia, a Berlin-born novelist and Holocaust survivor. She's written over 40 books and is working on a new novel about a family of refugees who have resettled in the U.S. from Afghanistan. Two of her early books, *The Journey to America* and *Silver Days*, are about German Jewish refugees who flee the horrors of the Holocaust and resettle in America. I've been giving her pointers, from my two lengthy stays in Afghanistan about what the family she's inventing were likely to have gone through-- and what kind of mindset they will be bri... more »

Economic News , Data & Views........ September 25 , 2016...... Quick Hits For A Wonderful Sunday - 1) American Political State Of Play - In The Run Up To Debate Number One Race Within Margin Of Error - Trump Has Gained Ground , Slight Lead In Some National Polls. 2) Around The Horn For Europe - Italy , Greece , Italy , Germany. 3) MENA Updates - Syria & Libya In Focus. 4) Odds & Ends - Doug Noland's Weekly Credit Bulletin Missive , Items Touching On Oil , Saudi Banks Troubled - Saudi Central Bank Making Western CBer Type Moves.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 10 hours ago
US Politics..... *The HillVerified account* ‏@thehill 28m 28 minutes ago *Clinton* ties *Trump*'s refusal to release tax returns to Russia in new ad | WATCH: http://hill.cm/vKiGv7Z *ABC NewsVerified account* ‏@ABC 1h 1 hour ago Stumping for *Clinton*, Elizabeth Warren accuses *Trump* and his fellow Republicans of "making hate okay" http://abcn.ws/2cNlECR *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted The Hill Did Mike Pence smack down Gennifer Flowers nonsensical attendance at Debate number one ? fred walton added, *The Hill* @theh... more »

Boko Haram's Leader Appears To Be Very Much Alive Contrary To Nigerian Military Reports That He Was Killed Or Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A man purporting to be Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau speaks in this still frame taken from social media video courtesy of SITE Intel Group, released on August 10, 2016, in an unknown location. MANDATORY CREDIT Social Media courtesy of SITE INTEL GROUP/ via REUTERS *BBC:* *Boko Haram's Shekau says he is 'in good health' following claim of his death* The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video message denying a claim by the military that he was killed or badly wounded in an air strike last month. Abubakar Shekau appeared healthy in the video ... more »

Top U.S. General: Taliban Rules 10% Of Afghan Population And Is Contesting 20% More

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson (L) speaks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016. Reuters/Rahmat Gul *Long War Journal*: *US commander in Afghanistan downplays Taliban control of 10 percent of population* The Taliban and allied jihadist groups control 10 percent of the Afghan population and contest another 20 percent, the top US commander in Afghanistan said. General John Nicholson, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support and US Forces... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- September 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Raids kill nine in central Yemen - medical official, residents* Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, a hospital manager and residents in the area told Reuters. Abdul Malik Al-Sanani, the manager of the city's al-Thawra Hospital, told Reuters: "Nine civilians were killed, and another nine were wounded, treated and discharged from the hospital." Residents said the nine dead in the attack on several areas of the city and its outskirts included three children and their parents. A spokesman for the S... more »

All Sides Are Preparing For The Battle Of Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Huffington Post*: *The Battle for Mosul* The battle for Mosul is pending. It is likely to start later than its October deadline, however, take longer to fight than anticipated, and will likely result in the destruction of much of the city. Even if the campaign is ultimately successful, it will not bring an end to the violence that has plagued Iraq; it will simply open a new chapter in the continuing sectarian violence and political instability that plagues it. Moreover, regardless of its outcome, it will prove to be a far-reaching human tragedy for hundreds of thousands of its in... more »

Cameraman Narrowly Avoids Airstrike In West Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Telegraph:** Heart-stopping moment cameraman narrowly avoids airstrike in west Aleppo* Footage released online on Saturday appears to show a cameraman narrowly avoiding being hit by an airstrike in rural western Aleppo. An incendiary substance is seen burning on the ground, clouds of smoke rising and the cameraman hiding behind a big rock. No casualties were reported in this airstrike. Residents of Aleppo say the latest series of bombardments are the worst they've seen since rebels captured parts of the city in 2012. For days, videos and photographs from eastern Aleppo hav... more »

Russia Accused Of Using The TOS-1A Rocket Launcher 'Blazing Sun' Weapon System In The Battle For Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Australian*: *Vladimir Putin’s giant flamethrowers torch Aleppo* Russia faced accusations last night that it had deployed a weapon that blasts a massive ball of flame across wide areas in Aleppo. Fears are growing that Moscow’s allies are trying to obliterate the opposition enclave in the ruins of the city. The TOS-1A launcher has been dubbed the “Blazing Sun”. The 24-rocket fusillades it fires cause chemical explosions designed to suck up all the oxygen in the target zone. Western diplomats last night said they were “reasonably confident” the rocket launcher has been in ac... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- September 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues* Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the high ground in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters. Planes also continued to pound residential parts of the town, flattening buildings, rebels and residents said. More than 250,000 civilians are trapped in the besieged opposition sector and there is growing concern about the escalation in violence since a ceasefire, announced just two week... more »

On Sarah Champion, TherAYza May and Geology

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
The aforementioned Sarah Champion MP appeared earlier on today's *Broadcasting House. * She was on to discuss the Labour Party's present position. The segment itself was pretty balanced. There were three guests (all Labour of course): (1) anti-Corbyn Tessa Jowell, (2) pro-Corbyn activist Stephen Low and (3) anti-then-pro-then-anti-again-then-pro-Corbyn-again Sarah Champion. It was all rather amicable, except perhaps for "kinder, gentler" Mr Low calling Dame Tessa an "establishment figure" (though he did preface that by saying "forgive me for using the term", which, of course, ma... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago

"... You mean like Democrats?"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes... It is Sunday again... And that means it is once again time for my weekly rant.... OK, Lets once again get the facts straight right here... I am in NO way a supporter of Donald Drumpf when I state that the Democratic demonic candidate for the Presidency, the inhuman and mass murdering freak of nature, Hillary "Killary" Clinton, is possibly the WORSE candidate imaginable for the ignorant American people to vote for this November.... I simply tell it like it is, and with the failings of the American political system with only two major parties vying for t... more »

Stephen Hawking Boogah Boogah....Aliens!!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
Responding to aliens is a really, really bad idea - Stephen Hawking from RT Stephen Hawking has advised us earthlings to be extremely wary about answering any signals from aliens when they eventually come calling. Hawking made the comments during his new online show ‘Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places’. In the programme, the renowned astrophysicist ‘visits’ the potentially habitable Gliese 832c, a planet located some 16 light-years from Earth. “As I grow older I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone,” says Hawking. I don't know why RT always posts garbage like this a... more »

A Modest Letter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
In fairness - and following on from *both* of the last two posts... This morning's *Broadcasting House *also feature a satirical squib from *The Now Show*'s Steve Punt that inevitably outraged the Corbynistas on Twitter.... ....at least one of whom chose - in their usual "kinder, gentler" way - to rhyme Steve's surname in a James Naughtie-like fashion, whilst not forgetting to add the word 'Tory' in front of it. In some respects, Mr Punt's joke - a 'draft letter' - *could *be seen as being on any Labour 'moderate' who (Sarah Champion-like) goes crawling back to Jeremy Corbyn for ... more »

A Jim Naughtie joke

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Meanwhile, over on BBC Radio 4's *Broadcasting House *this morning*, *the famous James Naughtie was indulging in a spot of drollery at the expense of a certain Donald J. Trump whilst discussing the upcoming US presidential debates. Jim's comic timing was impeccable...unlike, perhaps, his BBC impartiality: He may have the easier job. All he has to do is to appear reasonable, charming and to avoid the impression of ignorance on anything that matters. *(Pause).* What could *possibly* go wrong?

"Well look, I think - I think I’ve given you a pretty - a pretty fully and fair answer there, Andrew"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Today's paper reviewers, including Isabel Hardman As David P notes on a previous thread re today's *The Andrew Marr Show*: Marr told a Soft Brexit Vs. Hard Brexit lie this morning about one side wanting "a complete block on immigration", full stop, and Isabel Hardman nodded in agreement. The relevant quote from Andrew Marr runs as follows (from 15:53), leading on from his earlier question, "Behind this there is a really, really difficult choice in front of the country, which is being characterised as 'Hard Brexit v Soft Brexit', Explain Isabel!": So it's a question of whether we t... more »

"Getting Run Down: Recharging Your Batteries"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Getting Run Down: Recharging Your Batteries"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Getting worn out and run down robs you of receiving what you need from the universe. Our natural state of being is vibrant, happy to be alive. Yet, there can be times when we feel run down and worn out. This does not mean that we are lazy or unfit for the tasks in our lives; it means that we need to recharge our batteries and find a way of keeping them charged. Vitamins and extra rest can be very helpful in restoring our physical bodies. And if we are willing to delve deeper, we may discover that there i... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

From Neighborhood Schools to Learning Eco-Systems, A Dangerous Trade

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
If we hope to preserve neighborhood schools for future generations we must recognize how reformers are reframing the idea of public education in dangerous new ways. A coordinated campaign of ALEC legislation, philanthropic investments, and slick re-branding is underway with the ultimate goal of replacing school buildings and certified, human teachers with decentralized, unregulated learning eco-systems and non-credentialed mentors and/or AI “tutors.” It is a challenging concept to grasp. Therefore, I have decided to work on a series of posts. Taken together, I hope they will provi... more »

Italian Navy Warship Docks In Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
An Italian Navy frigate has docked at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas in a plan to boost friendly military relations between the two countries. It is the first official visit by a western naval vessel to Iran in 15 years. Press TV reports: The warship, dubbed Euro, arrived in Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province, on Saturday for a four-day stay. In a meeting with Italy’s ambassador to Tehran, Mauro Conciatori, and the country’s military attaché, Commander of Iran’s First Naval Zone Admiral Hossein Azad said the Italian frigate has been dispatched to the Islamic Republi... more »

Washington State Mall Shooting Suspect ‘Zombie-Like’ At Arrest

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Police say Arcan Cetin, the suspected gunman who killed five people at a Washington state mall on Friday, has been arrested. Twenty four hours into a manhunt, armed police officers confronted the 20-year-old Turkish immigrant, who appeared “zombie-like” during arrest. Epoch Times reports: Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted Arcan Cetin from a patrol car Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, Washington, and immediately recognized him as the suspect who killed five people at the Cascade Mall in nearby Burlington. Hawley said at a news conference they had received infor...more »

Our Man Holt

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
It's all about her: *Monday’s debate is not the only way Clinton hopes to restore a sense of inevitability to her candidacy, but the audience will dwarf those at rallies. “She takes it very seriously,” said (Communications Director Jennifer) Palmieri. “She’s going in front of tens of millions of Americans, maybe even 100 million Americans, to persuade them why she needs their vote.”* There they go again. Ask not what Hillary can do for our country. Remind voters, over and over and over again, that it's the country which owes her their votes. I highly doubt that anybody needs to be ... more »

How Unions Came to Support ESSA

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
We know that much of the rationale for the NEA/AFT/NPE support of ESSA comes from the need to support the Clinton agenda, which is, of course, the Gates agenda, the Broad agenda, etc. But long before Hillary became Wall Street's most recent neolib darling, however, there were other reasons for AFT/NEA support for corporate education support that had to do, specifically, with The Union Reform Network's (TURN's) corporate cancer that is metastasizing inside the "teachers' unions." The pages below are from this document written by an associate prof and a doctoral student at Rutger... more »

Record Arctic Sea Ice Growth In September

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php Since hitting its earliest minimum extent since 1997, Arctic sea ice has been expanding at a phenomenal rate. Already it is greater than at the same date in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Put another way, it is the fourth highest extent in the last ten years. […]

Former Donald Trump Adviser Meetings And Ties With Russian Officials Being Investigated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Yahoo News*: *U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin* U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue. The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discus... more »

China Conducts Massive Air Force Drills In The Pacific For The Second Time This Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols islands and reefs in the South China Sea in this undated photo. XINHUA NEWS AGENCY *Reuters: **China air force holds drills in Western Pacific for second time this month* China's air force said on Sunday it had flown more than 40 bombers and other fighter planes through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to drills in the Western Pacific. Regular long range drills in the Western Pacific and patrols over the East China Sea air defense identification zone were for the Air Force to protect China's sovereignty and national security, China's air... more »

How Winston Churchill Saved The SAS From The 'Bureaucrats'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (SAS) IN NORTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR : A close-up of a heavily armed patrol of 'L' Detachment SAS in their Jeeps, just back from a three month patrol. The crews of the jeeps are all wearing 'Arab-style' headdress, as copied from the Long Range Desert Group. Wikipedia *Daily Mail:* *How Winston Churchill saved the SAS from its deadliest ever enemy: The bureaucrats who wanted to close the elite fighting unit * * The Special Air Service was saved by the wartime leader from Whitehall * Interfering civil servants didn't approve of the SAS's covert me... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A regularized training over First Island Chain via Miyako Strait with over 40 aircrafts including fighters bombers&tanker is conducted today pic.twitter.com/SVNr4fjhyT — dafeng cao (@xinfengcao) September 25, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The Ka-52 Alligator is the Russian next generation military helicopter designed to destroy tanks, armored ground targets and enemy troops. © SPUTNIK/ EVGENY BIYATOV


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*Recalculating the Climate Math* *Below is the opening salvo of a new article by the obsessed Bill McKibben. It sounds scientific and hence scary but it is in fact pure theory. There are no new facts behind it at all. The "report" on which Bill relies says this: "The basic climate science involved is simple: cumulative carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over time are the key determinantof how much global warming occurs"That certainly is simple but there is no proof for it and much to suggest it is wrong. Bill's article is just old stuff in new drag* The future of humanity depen... more »

As the Syrian Ceasefire Collapses

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*September 25, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - When Liz Sly of the Washington Post published her latest deceptive and particularly biased piece titled, "A ferocious assault on Aleppo suggests the U.S. may be wrong on Syria," she intended to give the impression that the United States sought peace in Syria. Never mentioned were open admissions by the US that it intended for years before the conflict even began to overthrow the government in Damascus and to specifically use sectarian extremists underwritten by US ally Saudi Arabia to do so. Nor was it mentioned that so-called "moderat... more »

what i'm reading: your heart is a muscle the size of a fist, by sunil yapa

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
If only *Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist* could be required reading. Everyone who has ever scoffed cynically at protesters. Everyone who has ever seen a mainstream news report showing a burning car, over and over and over, but not showing tens of thousands of peaceful protesters, and looked no deeper. Everyone who has ever denied police violence against peaceful, law-abiding citizens, or assumed that police violence is necessary to maintain order at protests. Every one of these people should read this book. In this impressive debut novel, author Sunil Yapa takes us into t... more »

Yeah, If You Live In A State Where Trump Has A Chance, Just Hold Your Nose And Vote For Hillary... You'll Live

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
This week *The Nation* features dueling perspectives on voting for Jill Stein, Kshama Sawant's Don't Waste Your Vote On The Corporate Agenda-- Vote For Jill Stein And The Greens and Joshua Holland's Your Vote For Jill Stein Is A Wasted Vote. Unless Trump suddenly looks like he's going to have any chance of winning in California-- Clinton is up by an average of just over 19 points here-- I plan to, once again, vote for Jill Stein. Obviously, I don't expect her to win. It's simply a protest vote to send the Democrats a message that their dishonest corporate candidate is not acceptabl... more »

Corbyn Wins Challenge From The U.K.'s Version Of The Blue Dogs And New Dems-- The Conservative Wing Of The Labour Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Today, Jeremy Corbyn's 62% win was bigger than his original victory as leader of Britain's Labour Party-- 313,209 to 193,229 votes-- much to the chagrin of the establishment conservatives (and their media allies) who hold the progressive Corbyn in contempt and view him with disdain and hatred. They are England's version of the New Dems and Blue Dogs and they got their asses kicked by Labour's grassroots. As the BBC pointed out, "It is Mr Corbyn's second defeat of the Labour establishment, who many of his supporters believe have tried to undermine the leader consistently over the l... more »

Jeremy Corbyn on "anti-Semitism, any form of racism" (again)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
*Guido Fawkes *has an absolute shocker of a story from this week's Labour conference, demonstrating continuing antisemitism in the Labour Party. If you've not already seen it I'd urge you to take a deep breath and read it. I'd say 'Unbelievable!' but, alas, it really isn't anymore. Meanwhile, here's a brief exchange on the same subject from this morning's *The Andrew Marr Show*: *Andrew Marr*: Let me put to you something that Lord Mitchell - who has just resigned from the party in the Lords - has said today. He said, first of all, that he has to go because he thinks Momentum, '... more »

Putting Money Where Her Mouth Is

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Recently, Health Minister Jane Philpott informed the province of Quebec that she intended to enforce the Canada Health Act. Tom Walkom writes: The Canada Health Act is the federal statute governing medicare. It lists the standards provinces must meet if they are to receive money from Ottawa for health care. And it gives the federal government the right to cut transfers to any province that doesn’t meet these standards. In particular, it imposes a duty on the federal health minister to financially penalize any province that allows physicians operating within medicare to bill patien... more »

Chilling Video

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*British Primary school scraps rule that children as young as three should walk with hands behind backs 'at all times' after parents' outcry* A primary school has scrapped a rule ordering children to walk with their hands clasped behind their backs 'at all times' after a backlash from parents. The 214-pupils at St George the Martyr Primary School in Camden, north London, were told last year that they must walk in the 'correct way' in school corridors, which school bosses called the 'University Walk'. The term is believed to derive from how students at posh universities - such as ... more »

Nikolov and Zeller Again

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 16 hours ago
The tallbloke site has another post on Nikolov and Zeller's "Unified Climate Theory", about a Washington Post interview with Nikolov. Their latest paper was withdrawn (by "common agreement with the authors and editors") because they used pseudonyms to get past the consensus guardians that have long made a mockery of peer review (I gave up on peer review years ago--the defense of scientific dogma is just too strong, and universal). My response (and I have made the following criticisms many times before): *“Common agreement with the authors and editors” is a whitewash. If the paper p... more »

Paul Craig Roberts: We Are Headed For War

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
American economist, journalist and former civil servant Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says America’s unreasonableness in economic matters and foreign policy has made war inevitable. Dr. Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration. He says America’s pursuit of unreasonable and dangerous policies has brought us to the brink of WW3. Why the media is quiet at such a crucial time in history is beyond comprehension. He gave an interview to reporter Greg Hunter on USAWatchdog.com (a non-presstitute media outlet), with a stark warning to ... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Partisans are completed as unifieds arise

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Partisans are completed as unifieds arise* by ÉirePort Partisans are completed as unifieds arise. Star seeds come to the fore. Elements of Higher Light illuminate the hu-being. Marchers arise. ÉirePort | September 25, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-Af

"An Iraq Veteran Tells the World What He Now Knows to Be True"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"An Iraq Veteran Tells the World What He Now Knows to Be True"* by Michael Prysner *Speech Transcript:* “And I tried hard to be proud of my service but all I could feel was shame and racism could no longer mask the reality of the occupation. These were people. These were human beings. I’ve since been plagued by guilt anytime I see an elderly man, like the one who couldn’t walk and we rolled onto a stretcher, told the Iraqi police to take him away. I feel guilt anytime I see a mother with her children like the one who cried hysterically and screamed that we were worse than Saddam as... more »

“Somebody Will Do Something Stupid”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Somebody Will Do Something Stupid”* by James Quinn “Is it just me, or does it seem like we are moving inexorably towards a global confrontation? China claims some islands in the South China Sea and we attempt to provoke a military response by sending a US warship within 12 miles of the disputed islands. We accuse both China and Russia of cyber terrorism on a regular basis, even though we released the Stuxnet virus into the Iranian nuclear facilities and have used mass surveillance against people around the world, including allied leaders. We created ISIS as part of our grand str... more »

"No Amount Of Glue..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Ten minutes ago, Frank though he was going to prison. Now he knows he's not, and part of him thinks he should just be glad he's getting out of this at all, but he's not. He's not glad. He's furious. He's known the world is broken for a long time, he's known that, but sometimes he's amazed at how broken; even now, at this point in his life, nearing fifty years old, he can stumble across something that makes him realize all over again that the world is not only broken, but beyond fixing. No amount of glue can ever make it right. And yet, you have to focus on your little part of it, d... more »

“US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria”* by Finnian Cunningham "Following US President Barack Obama’s dubious stellar performance this week at the UN General Assembly recounting a litany of lies for almost one hour before the eyes of the world, it was the turn of Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to insult humanity’s intelligence. Like his American ally, who inverted reality by claiming that US war crimes against numerous nations were a virtuous legacy, Erdogan performed a similar spellbinding conjuring trick. In his address to the UN, the Turkish president said his military ha... more »

Transpicuous News Special: The Hillary Question

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
"This mess is so big, so deep and so tall, there is no way to pick it up, no way at all" At least not without some help. Welcome to a very special edition of Transpicuous News. I've brought in a few brilliant people to help us wade through this shit storm of the most epic proportions. .... The very depth of this deception, the vastness of what is encompassed within this unbelievable mass of corruption.... yes , this mess is so big, so deep and so tall...... Of course I'm talking about Hillary Clinton, and what has become the most glaring example of corruption and fraud that ... more »

"And What Now?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis Talks About The Civil-Military Divide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis on Tuesday unveiled a recommendation on how many U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal. Marine Times *James Clark, Task & Purpose: **We Asked Gen Mattis About Why Civilians Don’t Understand War* Marine Gen. James Mattis and Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, on the risks posed by a broadening civil-military divide. The civil-military divide is a term that refers to a growing cultural gap between the broader civilian society and the small percentage of people who currently serve, or have served in th... more »

Two More U.S. Generals Fired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *US military fires two top generals - one of whom was having an extramarital affair and living rent-free in home of businessman with ties to arms firms* * Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck, an Army National Guard general on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was dismissed from his post * Bobeck was found to have had an extramarital affair, which is a violation of military law * He was also living rent-free in the home of a businessman with ties to defense contractors, raising suspicions of a conflict of interest * Army also sacked a rising star, Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, though no expl... more »

Would A President Donald Trump Use A Nuclear Weapon To Attack The Islamic State Or Another Foreign Enemy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
US Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump. (Reuters / Brendan McDermid) *The Hill:* *Poll: Nearly half of voters think Trump will detonate a nuke* A majority of voters say Donald Trump would allow the U.S. to default on its debt and that he would misuse the power of the presidency to punish his political opponents. And nearly half of voters — 46 percent — say the GOP nominee would use a nuclear weapon to attack ISIS or another foreign enemy. Those are the findings of a new poll conducted by SurveyMonkey on behalf of the Lincoln Leaders... more »

One More Reason To Watch The Trump - Clinton Debate On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Gennifer Flowers says she will attend debate as Donald Trump’s guest* Gennifer Flowers, who revealed a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in the 1990s, is saying she will attend Monday night's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as Trump's guest. Flowers's assistant confirmed the decision to BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski Saturday afternoon, and Flowers herself told the New York Times in a text message, "Yes, I will be there." The decision was the latest play in a bizarre bit of gamesmanship between the Clinton and Trump campaigns over the debate. ... more »

Brazil's New President Is Being Investigated For Corruption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Brazil's President Michel Temer reacts during launch ceremony of the ''New School'' (Novo Ensino Medio) at the Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino *Wall Street Journal:* *Brazil’s Supreme Court Gives OK to Open Probe of New President Temer* Judge approves preliminary investigation, which is based on plea-bargain testimony by a key witness that implicates President Michel Temer, other PMDB members SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Supreme Court late Friday gave the green light to prosecutors to open a probe into corruption allegations that Preside... more »

Turkey's Credit Rating Has Just Been Downgraded To 'Junk'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
A Moody's sign is displayed on 7 World Trade Center, the company's corporate headquarters in New York, February 6, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID *Reuters:* *Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' after coup* Ratings agency Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating to "junk," citing worries about the rule of law after an attempted coup and risks from a slowing economy, in a move that could deter billions of dollars of investment. Turkey depends on investment flows to fund its current account deficit - one of the biggest in the G20 - and service its foreign debt. R... more »

Syrian Forces Launch All-Out Offensive To Retake Rebel Controlled Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Syrian and Russian airstrikes continue major offensive to take back Aleppo* Syrian and Russian warplanes launched a fresh blitz on Aleppo on Saturday as government troops pressed a major offensive to take back the city. In the rebel-held eastern suburbs, residents said scores of civilians had been killed or injured, pushing doctors to work 24-hour shifts and treat patients on bloodied floors when beds ran out. The attacks — ongoing since Monday — have shredded a cease-fire deal hailed by the United States and Russia as a rare chance to push the war toward peac... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
I am finishing up on a contract this morning .... heading back to Montreal this afternoon. regular blogging will return this evening.

Russian President Putin: The USSR Could Have Been Reformed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin © Michael Klimentyev / Reuters *RT*:* Putin: USSR could have been reformed, there was no need to destroy it* The Communist Party of the Soviet Union should have transformed the bloc into a democratic entity rather than see it collapse, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. “You know my attitude towards the collapse of the Soviet Union. There was no need to do it. Reforms could have been undertaken, including those of democratic nature,” the Russian president told the leaders of the parties which won seats in last week's general election. “But... more »

President Obama Vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi Bill. Congressional Override Is Expected

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Obama vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi bill, sets up showdown with Congress* President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency. Obama said the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act would hurt U.S. national security and harm important alliances, while shifting crucial terrorism-related issues from policy officials into the hands of the courts. The bill passed the Senate and House of Representati... more »

E-Cigarettes May Have Helped 18,000 People Quit Smoking Last Year

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I suspected that this would be the case and here we are confirming just that. It is good news. Converting to e cigs eliminates the bulk of the direct health risk while also making it easier to actually quit. It does not get better than that. I know i will not sec the last smokers out there. However, making it easier to stay healthy and easier to quit will keep the down trend moving along.. *E-Cigarettes May Have Helped 18,000 People Quit Smoking Last Year* * As more people used e-cigarettes, they were more successful at quitting.* *09/14/2016 ... more »

Every Single Part of the Arctic is Becoming worse for Polar Bears

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
*The bears are actually doing fine but no one asked them of course. Our arctic warm spell is now ten years old. It took tens years for the 1998 heat surge to knock back the ice to reach the 2007 low. it then largely *stabilized *with more and more multi year ice disappearing but the sea other wise covered with last winters ice in most locates. *2*012 had a burst of unusual wind activity that pushed a lot of ice out into Davis Strait *among* other things.* * Meanwhile the ice is having a significant low this year that does match the second low*est low in 2007. D... more »

The Free-Time Paradox in America

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Here is my cohort that ends poverty. We start by guaranteeing a half shift every day consisting of four hours of work organized by the community. If that ever runs out, then we groom woodlots to encourage superior forests. It will get more sophisticated but that does not matter. What matters is a simple protocol in the beginning to reveal the possibilities of a large pool of labor. It is outrageous that young men are ever idle at all. This is when strength and stamina is developed and useful skills as well. And four hours leaves the entire day open to an ... more »

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The shift in opinion has occurred in the ten years that i have been publishing this blog. That ignoring sugar is nonsense becomes obvious when you look at the big statistical picture and i said as much early. That industry paid researchers to obfuscate this connection is a huge setback for the credibility of all biological science. Add in the mounting evidence of rampant use of manipulated science to support any convenient claim and all the commercially useful science becomes seriously suspect. That we are already there does not mean that most are. This is a new ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 21 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Head of DEA Says CIA Are Drug Smugglers 4 women killed in a mall shooting in Washington America's spies have their own version of Wikipedia — here's what it looks like FBI Releases Tesla Documents China may have $2 trillion in hidden bad debt — 10 times more than official numbers report Real Reason for Roussef's Impeachment, from Temer Himself Here's how coffee could save the US from another water crisis like Flint The International Criminal Court will start prosecuting people who commit crimes against the environment Hillary Emailgate: How One Twitter User Proved ... more »

More speculation

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
It will probably come to the stage soon when hardly anyone trusts official statements or media reports in the immediate wake of incidents which initially look (to the viewing public) like terrorist attacks. The "Hispanic" suspect in the Burlington mall attack, for example, turns out not to be "Hispanic" after all. I saw comments all over social media yesterday disbelieving that official police claim and all the mainstream media reporting of the story, and asserting instead that the man "looked Muslim" and would turn out to be a Muslim. Well, the man's name is Arcan Cetin and he's... more »

Guccifer: Hillary Clinton Is A High Priestess Of The Illuminati

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Hillary Clinton is a “high priest of the Illuminati” according to Guccifer, the Romanian hacker serving jail time for exposing the former Secretary of State’s use of a private email server. Guccifer, who breached the personal accounts of high-level politicians, celebrities and at least 100 Americans including Colin Powell, Dorothy Bush Koch and longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal, wrote a handwritten letter to Fox News from his jail cell in Virginia. The prolific hacker – whose real name is Marcel Lehar – described the Illuminati as an “evil, profoundly corrupt” int... more »

Trump Assembles Powerful Debate Front Row: Bill Clinton’s Harem

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Hillary Clinton was trying to be cute by inviting Mark Cuban to Monday night’s debate to taunt Donald Trump, but Trump, refusing to be outdone, has raised the stakes. Expect to see Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky and more of Bill Clinton’s extramarital lovers sitting in the front row. If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016 Within hours, Gennifer Flowers announced that she is backing Trump and has accepted the Republican nominee... more »

WikiLeaks: Hillary Sponsored Arab Spring To Destabilise Middle East

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
WikiLeaks has released a memo proving that Hillary Clinton sponsored the Arab Spring whilst serving as Secretary of State in order to destabilize the Middle East. Hillary secretly pursued a controversial program that encouraged activists to violently protest for regime change in various countries across the Middle East, according to a memo that Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent to her boss. “I’m giving you credit for inspiring the ‘peaceful’ protests,” Abedin told Hillary via email. Breitbart.com reports: The United States government is believed to have utilized a program called the... more »

IAEA: One Third Of World’s Oceans Poisoned By Fukushima Radiation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have admitted that one-third of the world’s oceans are now contaminated by Fukushima radiation. The IAEA say that nuclear waste caused by the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan, has caused dangerous amounts of radioactive materials to spill into the Pacific ocean. Anonhq.com reports: When the disaster happened, countries based around the Pacific Ocean were on high alert, due to the potential economic and environmental implications of the disaster. This prompted the IAEA, together with the Reg... more »

Obama Secretly Approves Two New Dakota Pipelines

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
President Barack Obama has sneakily approved the construction of two new Dakota pipelines just as the DoJ halted the construction on the existing one. Bernie Sanders recently joined the huge protests in support of Native Americans, urging Obama to take action and stop the construction of the pipeline over fears that the project could endanger drinking water for thousands of Native American’s. USuncut.com reports: In May, the Obama administration granted the permits for both the Trans-Pecos and Comanche Trail pipelines, and while construction has not yet begun on the pipelines, imp... more »

September Surprise: CIA Video Shows Clinton Cocaine Trafficking Op

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A former CIA operative has said that a huge “September surprise” is in store for the Clinton’s, as a video clip emerged indicating that Bill and Hillary are cocaine traffickers. The former operative, named Reed, says that former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton ran a cocaine trafficking network that distributed guns in exchange for cocaine as part of a secret federal operation headed by Col. Oliver North. Conservativedailypost.com reports: In the video below, provided by InfoWars, it clearly show that this is anything but a wild theory that lacks foundation. The inte... more »

Russia: US Deployment Of Nukes To Europe ‘Deliberate Provocation’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Russia has expressed concern over the deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons into Europe, calling the move a deliberate provocation towards war. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov condemned the deployment of NATO nukes near Russia’s border, saying that Russia now has serious security concerns. “NATO members are continuing to expand their anti-missile capability in Europe in the framework of the so-called ‘phased adaptive approach.’ We have repeatedly expressed concern over the placement of elements of strategic infrastructure in the immediate vicinity of our borders, which direct... more »

Iceland Votes To Boycott All Products Made In Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The city council of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, has voted to ban all goods made in Israel in a show of solidarity to the Palestinian people. All Israeli-made products will no longer be available in Reykjavik due to what authorities say is the ongoing illegal “occupation of Palestinian territories” and Israel’s “policy of apartheid” against Palestinians. Trueactivist.com reports: Concerns regarding Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians were renewed following Israel’s announcement in July that it would build Israeli homes in the contested West Bank, inciting violent protests... more »

Yemeni Girl Pleads With US: “Stop Selling Weapons To Saudis”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A 10-year-old Yemeni girl has made an emotional plea to the U.S. government to end violence in Yemen by ceasing its support of Saudi Arabia. Yara Al-Mutawakel, who lives in the besieged Yemeni capital, Sanaa, says she has the constant fear of death hanging over her due to the the Saudi regime’s constant attacks. “I used to feel safe, safe with my family, and we felt freedom. But in these days we stay at home, we’re afraid that we go to a place and they bomb it, we’re always scared,” Yara told Russia Today. Rt.com reports: “We never stop thinking of death,” she adds, saying that at... more »

Microsoft Patent Reveals Plan To Watch Everything You’re Doing Online

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Microsoft has published a new patent that reveals plans to watch everything you’re doing online under the guise of “proving better search results”. The new patent is called “Query Formulation Via Task Continuum” and Microsoft say it aims to make searching more efficient by analyzing the extra user data it will provide. Wccftech.com reports: Since we use multiple apps for different purposes, but to complete one task, Microsoft plans to let these apps communicate with each other, using a mediating module. “For example, if a user is researching the topic of “dancing” for school, the ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvglWAHDak-

"Dogs and Whales Enjoy Mysterious Connection"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Dogs and Whales Enjoy Mysterious Connection"* by Jennifer Viegas "Many animal experts believe that a primitive communication system unites virtually all mammals. Beyond that, a special connection appears to exist between dogs and whales. Check out this footage, for example, of a dog interacting with a killer whale. The orca, which could have easily grabbed the dog for dinner, appears to be displaying submissive, playful behaviors, such as exposing its underside to the dog. Luna the orca socializes with dog. Luna/L98 was a male Southern resident (fish eating) orca who died March ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades is one of the brightest and closest open clusters. Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud a mere 400 light-years away, the Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster is well-known for its striking blue reflection nebulae. *Click image for larger size.* This remarkable wide-field (3 degree) image of the region shows the famous star cluster near the cen... more »

Lockdown in Iowa at Mississippi River Access Point 'NO DAPL'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Censored News A total of 12 people were arrested today at the Mississippi River access point for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Josh Bagelman, Jessica Reznicek, and Rachel "Rae" Machado locked themselves to a backhoe today at approximately 6am before workers arrived on site. They have been charged with trespassing and will be released on their own recognizance. The 5 who were part of

Fukushima Daiichi September 24 and 25

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
September 24 6:57 AM September 25 1:17 AM September 25 1:22

This is Your Brain on Religion

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Like Michael Corleone, just when I try to go legitimate and just when I think I'm out, some assholes drag me back in. Now, before you reflexively begin leveling the usual accusations of my being obsessed with The Chadwicks (sounds like a reality TV show on the Sons of the Soil Channel, doesn't it?), I have to post a disclaimer here that this wound up in my inbox early this morning courtesy of a random reader who no doubt knows of my trials and tribulations with these lunatics. The email I post below was proferred to me, unsolicited, because she got it into her Jebus-crazed... more »

Neoliberalism's War on Youth

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
This is as good a synopsis of the ideological scourge of neoliberalism that I've heard, particularly as it pertains to youth. Henry Giroux on RT's *Watching the Hawks*: Henry also has a hard-hitting piece up on Tikkun that's well worth a read. As editor Michael Lerner writes in his intro to the essay, *...Our Network of Spiritual Progressives’ championing of a Global Marshall Plan seems suddenly “unrealistic” so that even Bernie Sanders did not mention it or even acknowledge the potential power of countering the strategy of domination and militarism with a strategy of generosity.... more »

Composers Behaving Badly

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
One of the things that has always fascinated me as I've delved further in to classical music and history is the disconnect between peoples' conceptions of classical music and the composers who wrote it and reality. To a certain degree, most people's ideas of the concert hall as being all staid and austere, where you dressed to the nines, sat board-stiff in your seat (and heaven help you if you dared clap between the movements of a symphony or a concerto) are just a stereotype. But I thought I'd focus more on composers themselves. Behind some of that saintly music of the church,... more »

Chet Raymo, "Probing The Soul”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Probing The Soul”* by Chet Raymo “More than three centuries ago, Pascal said: "Man considering himself is the great prodigy of nature. For he cannot conceive what his body is, even less what his spirit is, and least of all how body can be united with spirit." Pascal lived at the dawn of the scientific era, but his words still ring true. We have sent spacecraft to the planets. We have listened to signals from the dawn of time. We have unraveled the mystery of starlight. We can even conceive what the body is. But the deeper human mystery remains: What is the spirit, and how is it u... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Evidence"* "Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function - to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, espe... more »

"We Might Just As Well..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” - Earl Nightingale

September 24: No. No word.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
No, there's still no word about how we're being robbed of more than forty billion dollars a year by some of our better families. In particular, there's not a word from Justin Trudeau or Dominic Leblanc or Brian Gallant. And not even a mention that our federal minister of finance is one of the better people named. Can you imagine what would happen if one of us told the minister that we were going to hide $40 from taxation? No, our money is essential because Dominic Leblanc and his wife need it to entertain the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a weeked with full military honours. 21... more »

The American Elections Are Once Again A Fraud: Both Killary Clinton And Donald Drumpf Are Set To Meet Their Master, Netanyahu, Shortly To Once Again Pledge Their Allegiance To Israel

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Yes, I have been attacking Hillary "Killary" Clinton very ruthlessly over the last while, for I see that demonic creature as a mass murdering freak of nature that if allowed to steal the upcoming "election" will indeed lead the United States to ruination, despair, and a very possible World War III. This sad excuse of a woman is indeed very sick both mentally and physically and is absolutely unfit to become the next President of the United States... I also have no love for Donald Drumpf, for I see him as another Jew controlled lackey that has long been controlled by criminal Jewish ... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Did A US Predator Drone Fire A Hellfire Missile Into That Humanitarian Convoy Last Week?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
The news out of Syria is now improving by the day...The Russians and the Syrians are no longer going to even listen to the liars in the United States government, and have now launched an all out offensive to finally end the US mercenaries' hold on eastern Aleppo... To me, its about freakin time and this time the good guys will no longer agree to any fraud ceasefires that the criminals will try to broker to save their "terrorist" groups..... What to me is still surprising is how the Jew spew media up here in Canada, and of course all over the formerly free United States of America, a... more »

Why GOP Voters Should Listen Very Carefully To What Ted Cruz Said About Trump When He Spoke From The Heart

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The man in the video above, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, endorsed Herr Trumpf for president Friday. The clip was shot during a press gathering in Indiana where Trump was in the process of winning every single Indiana delegate and closing down Cruz's narrow path to victory. (The final score was Trump 590,460 to Cruz 406,380 and next door neighbor John Kasich 83,913.) Cruz eked out wins in 5 northeast counties to Trump's 87. While Indianans were still casting their ballots, Cruz said "I'm going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump" for the very first time since the campaign be... more »

Saturday Afternoon With Little Chucky Schmucky-- Wall Street's Cat's Paw In The U.S. Senate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
You can't imagine how hard Chuck Schumer pushed to win the Florida Senate nomination for not-Grayson. It helped that the hapless boob he put up has rich, ruthlessly corrupt parents willing to spend whatever, and that he had already proven himself an unquestioningly devoted Wall Street shill, voting with the GOP on the House Financial Services Committee to do whatever it took to disarm Wall Street oversight and reform. But Schumer shepherded $1,930,542 in Financial Sector cash into Murphy's coffers, more than any other House member other than Speaker Paul Ryan (even more than House ... more »

In Paul Ryan's Make Believe World, Obama Paid The Iranians Ransom; He Didn't... But Ryan Passed A Resolution About It Anyway

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Republicans are still embarrassed about how Reagan got caught in what came to be known as the Iran-Contra scandal. It started as a scheme to ransom 7 U.S. hostages being held in Lebanon by having Israel sell U.S. weapons to Iran and the U.S. replacing those weapons for Israel. Oliver North's twist was to have the Iranian money shipped to fascist rebels in Nicaragua (the Contras). Reagan blocked all the investiagtions although eventually 14 of his officials were indicted, including Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. When Reagan went on TV to apologize, already suffering from the i... more »

Mohwak Nation News 'World Prayer'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
WORLD PRAYER Posted on September 24, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. SEPT. 19, 2016. Prayer is like a fart under the blanket. When disaster hits, people ask for prayers. Why? We acknowledge creation in our own way to ourselves. Our constitution doesn’t mention it. You can smell a fart. After a while you don’t even smell it anymore. It goes from your behind to your nose. Only the

A System Of Food Production For Human Need, Not Corporate Greed

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF, Global Research, Huffington Post Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* There has been an adverse trend in the food and agriculture sector in recent times with the control of seeds and chemical inputs being consolidated through various proposed mergers. If these mergers go through, it would mean that three companies would dominate the commercial agricultural seeds and chemicals sector. Over the past couple of decades, there has already been a restriction of choice with the squeezing out of comp... more »

“The concept of God is degrading to man”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Philosopher Robert Mayhew discusses what he calls “Ayn Rand’s sacred atheism”: *At the age of thirteen, Ayn Rand decided she was an atheist. Her reason: “the concept of God is degrading to man.” One major form of this degradation is religion’s effect on genuine values, including sacred values. This idea is prominent in her early writings and continues to be featured in ‘The Fountainhead’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ as well as in her nonfiction.* “God, whatever you choose to call God,” she recognised, “is one’s conception of the highest possible.” If the highest possible is both unk... more »

"We Might Just As Well..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” - Earl Nightingale

MiniRamble: This weekend’s top 10 links

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Always interesting to me to see which links you, dear reader, like most in each week’s Ramble. These are the links you clicked on most this weekend: 1. *Rejoice! The liberal Left that once ruled over Britain is now being destroyed* – Allister Heath, TELEGRAPH 2. *The Garbage Philosophy Behind The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Myth* – Robert Tracinski, THE FEDERALIST 3. *Terence Crutcher's police shooting & racial bias in America* – Trevor Noah, DAILY SHOW 4. *Libertarian Herman Mashaba elected mayor of Johannesburg* – GLOBE & MAIL 5. *Self-harm threat... more »

Memories of a young Alexander Hamilton A heart memory exploration with Loie

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
NEVIS In the summer of 2015, during my conversations with the Sphere Alliance data collectors, I was told that my prior life to this one, had been as Alexander Hamilton. I have had no personal recollection of this life as that man, its one thing to be told it, another to feel it and recall it. Until now I have not had access any of these memories. I don't know the precise dates of the images nor the ages, so any amateur historians will have bear with me. I just know the images and what I felt, smelled, and saw from these old memories. Alexander grew up on the Caribbean island of ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Talca, Maule, Chile. Thanks for stopping by.


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines." – Leroy Satchel Paige

The Mogambo Guru, "Me and Manager Dan"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Me and Manager Dan"* By The Mogambo Guru "I have been advised many, many times that I would suffer a lot less seething hostility from co-workers, neighbors and family members (including the one, not mentioning any names, that promised to love, honor, ‘til death do us part with this ring I thee wed blah blah blah) if I would stop being so critical of people, to the point of cruelly belittling these, what is the word I am looking for? morons. Like the evil Federal Reserve and self-delusional Keynesian econometric lunatics, for example. As for the vast majority of people who do not,... more »

Angelina Jolie Exposes Hollywood Illuminati Rituals In Leaked Video

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A stunning video has surfaced in which a 23-year-old Angelina Jolie reveals the true inner workings of Hollywood as she describes her experiences participating in “secret illuminati rituals” to close friends. In 1999 an anonymous source secretly filmed Angelina Jolie, then aged 23, speaking to two close friends about Illuminati initiation rituals she had recently taken part in while attempting to establish herself in Hollywood. Angelina describes in detail the gruesome ritual celebrities must go through to join the Order of the Illuminati. During the Illuminati ritual you are tied ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Why Can't It?"

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

Saturday Interview: Ravi Subramanian

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
*Ravi Subramanian is a Labour activist and full-timer for Unison in the Midlands. Splitting his time between Nottingham and Birmingham, Ravi blogs at *More Known than Proven*, where he uses data to fact check and challenge some of the more egregious idiocies touted by leading politicians and commentators. Ravi also composes sentences of 140 characters or fewer at @RaviSubbie*. *Are there any blogs or other politics/comments websites you regularly follow?* I follow dozens of blogs on my Feedly RRS feed reader, so I’ll stick to a few key ones. First, your blog is a must read for me... more »

Local MP to hold Teleconference.

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 1 day ago
September 27th, 2016 - MP Larry Miller will be hosting a community TeleForum for residents in the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. 7pm-8pm. Residents will receive a phone call at approximately 7pm and will be given instructions on how to participate. Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting (teleforum) with residents of the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound on the topic of electoral reform. The teleforum will take place on Tuesday, September 27th from 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Residents will have the opportunity to listen to ... more »

Brzezinski: It Is Infinitely Easier To Kill Than Control A Million People

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, Washington geostrategist and Obama’s handler, Zbigniew Brzezinski, says it is easier to kill than control the masses. Brzezinski, a big-time New World Order globalist insider and his mates want to depopulate the world. It would then be easier for the elites to handle the selected remaining masses under a one world government. Talk about eugenics. The neocon says it is now harder to control, but easier to kill a million people. Humans are Free reports: Specifically, he said that “new and old powers face” an unpreceden... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Nowadays, whenever I listen to *Poetry Please *on Radio 4 I can't help thinking of the (recently-much-maligned) comedian Jake Yapp's hilarious Radio Four in Four Minutes. Jake impersonated poet-presenter Roger McGough's idiosyncratic delivery in such a funny way that I can't help hearing the real Roger McGough though the gently mocking hall-of-mirrors lens of Jake's parody: *Roger*: Hello. [*Pause*] Welcome [*Pause*] to [*Pause*] Poetry [*Pause*] Please. [*Silence*]. One side [*Pause*] of [*Pause*] A4 [*Long pause*] read out [*Pause*] over half [*Pause*] an [*Pause*] hour. A... more »

More on Brexit Street

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
*Still *catching up.... Here's something I partly 'grabbed' while on holiday (whilst obviously *not* being on holiday enough!). It relates to Emma Jane Kirby's *Brexit Street *feature on Radio 4's *PM - *and adds to our previous posts about it. Please have a read of David Keighley's transcription of the 5 September episode of *Brexit Street *and witness again everything we've talked about before being played out yet again. The episode brought the following delightful reactions on Twitter (quoted verbatim): *Listening to #bbcpm 'Brexit Street" and feeing so disheartened by xen... more »

US Military Using White Phosphorus In Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The US military is said to be using White Phosphorus on Islamist militants in Iraq. The incendiary weapon is capable of inflicting severe wounds on its victims and setting ablaze residential areas. White Phosphorus was widely used during Operation Cast Lead by Israel in Gaza. The Saudis regularly use the indiscriminate weapon in the Yemen war. US forces use it in Iraq to create signals and smokescreens, according to the US-led coalition. RT.com reports: Images posted on a Pentagon-run public affairs website Dvids show a US Army artillery unit firing white phosphorus munitions in ... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Another joke (though not one you're likely to hear on *The News Quiz*)...


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Today's *From Our Own Correspondent *began with Lyse Doucet recounting a story you've probably heard about before, especially as it's been widely reported on the BBC and in the press: the story of her own tearful, joyful surprise reunion with a Syrian refugee family, newly emigrated to Lyse's native Canada. If you didn't see it, Lyse runs towards the Syrians, embraces them all, cries with joy, and says, "Welcome to Canada!" Lyse exulted again here on *FOOC*. It was a story to gladden the heart, she suggested. And, yes, particularly from the way she told the story. it was impossi... more »

FBI Dump Reveals Obama's Pseudonym Use, Private Email Traffic with Hillary's Private Email per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
News you won't know about if you rely on the BBC for your news. 'The Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed Friday that President Barack Obama used a private email address and pseudonym to communicate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary R. Clinton and her own private email account as early as June 2012. Posted at the FBI's Vault site, the revelation was part of a 189-page document dump of interview notes from conversations its agents conducted about how Clinton handled classified electronic correspondence, other documents, and her private email scheme during her tenure...more »

Study Says Earth’s Wilderness Will Be Gone By 2100

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Earth’s wilderness areas will be completely eliminated by the year 2100, according to a disturbing new study. Despite the importance of wilderness ecosystems on biodiversity, climate, food, shelter, medicine and other vital ecological and evolutionary processes, they are being destroyed at a dangerously rapid rate. It takes 1,000 years to repopulate a newly planted forest with tree species and it took earth one million years to create a rainforest. Scientists say that by the end of this century all life on the planet will be at risk of extinction as all wilderness land will be... more »

BBC Election Train

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The *BBC Election Train *rolled across various BBC platforms last week. It travelled the northern United States and pulled in at various stations on Radio 4, BBC TV and the BBC website. It was manned by BBC reporters/producers Aleem Maqbool, Frank Strasser and Ashley Semler. I've listened to (or watched) versions of all five of the week's reports and I really don't think they could better encapsulate the BBC's world view. Indeed, BBC reporters and presenters have piled onto Twitter to sing the series' praises (especially Aleem's interview with the pro-Trump white supremacist, ov... more »

What I Like About You

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Is that I dont have to search for reasons to love you

Orbán wants to build a Hong Kong for Arabs and blacks in Libya

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán keeps on presenting creative proposals that actually make sense. Hungarian Prime Minister says EU should set up refugee city in Libya He wants to grab a piece of land outside the EU – most specifically, he mentioned a place in Libya – and build a large enough camp that should host a really, really large number of migrants or self-described refugees. I chose the term "Hong Kong" because there could be a million people over there; the terms "Liberland" or "Dachau" look too small for Orbán's project. Note that Hong Kong was liberated from the Japan... more »

The Gawd'elpusfather

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Don Corbeone On the subject of the all-conquering Mr Corbyn... This week's *Newswatch *followed last week's *Feedback *in giving voice to Corbynista complaints of anti-Corbyn bias, and even Norman Smith (the BBC reporter formerly known as 'Anti-Tory Norm') got it in his hyperbolic neck for bringing up Jez's disgruntled ex once too often. I have to say that the chosen Corbynista, Kevin Foley, made his points reasonably and came across well. I could see some though not all of his points. Unlike last week's *Feedback*, however, no BBC editor was willing to appear on *Newswatch*. L... more »

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