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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

27 September - Blogs I'm Following

11:36pm MDT

Taiwan Responds to the ICAO

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 7 minutes ago
Taiwan asks to be included in the international aviation safety organization. The western democracies have failed the world shamefully. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Meets Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro In Cartagena, Colombia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talk during their meeting in Cartagena, Colombia September 26, 2016. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS *NBC: **John Kerry Meets With Venezuela Pres. Maduro in Colombia* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the first formal encounter between the two since Kerry became the top U.S. diplomat. The two sat down together after a ceremony in the Colombian city of Cartagena to mark the signing of a peace agreement to end that country's civil war. "(Kerry) s... more »

Exposed: French Military Caught Planning ISIS False Flag Attack

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 24 minutes ago
Reports from France indicate that the French military have been caught red-handed in the act of preparing an ISIS false flag terror attack on it’s own citizens – and none of their excuses are making any sense. ISIS flags, video equipment, Arabic newspapers and a generator were discovered by gardeners in a cave outside the town of Saumur – causing panic among local citizens who called the local and national police, as well as anti-terrorist units. With scores of police and emergency personnel on the scene, a senior military figure intervened, announcing that the contents of the cav... more »

Prostitution caused by man made global warming

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 39 minutes ago
Most people will be familiar with *A complete list of things caused by global warming* That site was created by John Brignell, a Brit with a PhD from the University of London. He's an electrical engineer who has done research, design work, consulting, and teaching. (source) As extensive as that list is (883 items), people keep creating new more ridiculous claims. Today's ridiculous entry comes from The Science Times Global Warming May Cause Women To Become Prostitutes, Says Rep. Barbara Lee A new effect of global warming according to House Democrat Barbara Lee: women may have to ... more »

Outright false to claim CO2 causes global mean temperature to go up or down

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 39 minutes ago
Prof Terry J. Lovell says: To say CO2 causes global mean temperature to go up or go down is scientifically unproven and, given the current data, it’s false – outright false. There is no such thing as human caused global warming. It’s a scam!

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey prepares to land on Farallon de Medinilla Range in the Northern Mariana Islands, Sept. 16, 2016. Marines were conducting mortar training on the uninhabited targeting range as part of Valiant Shield, a biennial exercise to develop the integration of joint U.S. forces. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish

Why Did 60 Minutes On CBS Tell Its Viewers That The U.S. Still Has A Nuclear Launch On Warning Policy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
B-52 bomber CBS NEWS *Peter Huessy, Real Clear Defense*: *The Nuclear Hair Trigger Breaks the 60 Minutes Clock* The American public could be forgiven for believing our nuclear deterrent is in a precarious “hair trigger status” and that our nuclear missiles are in danger of being mistakenly launched during the next crisis. Just this past week 60 Minutes told the American people the current administration has an official policy of launching our nuclear weapons upon just a warning of a nuclear attack. Is this true? In a crisis with Russia, for example, the United States wants very ... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Defends U.S. Policy On Syria And Negotiations With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *Reuters:* *Kerry defends diplomacy as Russian-backed forces pound Aleppo* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended his efforts to negotiate with Moscow over the war in Syria on Monday, despite the collapse of a ceasefire that has led to a massive Russian-backed assault on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo. Medical supplies were running out in eastern Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as Russia and its ally President Bashar al-... more »

Media Still Unwilling To Say What Everyone Already Knows-- That Christie Ordered Bridge Closure And Coverup

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I don't know if politics attracts inherently corrupt individuals or if politics turns weak individuals corrupt, but I'd one of those explanations or the other covers *most* of the American political establishment. My informed guess is that by the time Chris Christie-- an anti-regulations lobbyist (on behalf of corrupt banksters, the energy industry and for-profit higher education), a former Morris County freeholder and then a Bush appointee to the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey job-- he was already a rotting, stinking cesspool of corruption. All of his early campaigns resulted in la... more »

What (and who) drives the economic system?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: Skousen1] Who drives the economic system? What creates economic growth? Is it consumer spending? Is it government spending and stimulus? Is it the investment of capitalists and business-to-business spending of entrepreneurs? Or maybe it’s all just rainbows and unicorns. Politicians seem to think it’s the latter, who can be seduced by fine words and solecisms. Too many economists think it’s the first two – and they have a measurement, GDP, that seems to prove it – that’s constantly misunderstood as a thing that measures “growth,’ that “shows,” or seems to, that *cons... more »

"It Is Our Fate..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Well, it is our fate to live in a time of crisis. To live in a time when all forms and values are being challenged. In other and more easy times, it was not, perhaps, necessary for the individual to confront himself with a clear question: What is it that you really believe? What is it that you really cherish? What is it for which you might, actually, in a showdown, be willing to die? I say, with all the reticence which such large, pathetic words evoke, that one cannot exist today as a person– one cannot exist in full consciousness– without having to have a showdown with one’s self,... more »

Gerald Celente, "Donald Trump and the Rise of 'People Power'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Donald Trump and the Rise of 'People Power'”* By Gerald Celente "Last night we saw a red, white and blue living-color freak show. Did last night’s circus resolve anything? Is the best our democracy can do? And more importantly, is Establishment politics dying? Whatever you think of Donald Trump, his candidacy is one big middle finger to the Establishment. It’s part of the worldwide rise of “People Power.” The People Power trend, while at a ripe old age in nations such as Switzerland- one of the wealthiest, most democratic countries in the world where its people vote on issues tha...more »

Why is Rich Coleman planning to “restart our discussions in and around our project development agreement.”

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 2 hours ago
What am I talking about? Rich Coleman in an exclusive with BIV(Business in Vancouver Magazine) on September 21st/2016 said this, and I quote.. ______________ https://www.biv.com/article/2016/9/exclusive-coleman-reveals-housing-lng-and-campaign/ Exclusive: Coleman reveals housing, LNG and campaign secrets to party faithful *Coleman, who is also the Minister of Natural Gas Development, said he expects a final investment decision on one of three major liquefied natural gas export proposals before the May 9, 2017 provincial election.* *The federal government’s environmental review deci... more »

Is Ibrahim Raisi The Next Supreme Leader Of Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Ebrahim Raisi. Iran Project *Ray Takeyh, Washington Post:* *Iran’s likely next supreme leader is no friend of the West * It is often suggested that the most consequential barrier to Iranian pragmatism is Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Once the elderly Khamenei passes from the scene, the argument goes, his successors will embrace prevailing international norms. The sunsetting restrictions of the nuclear deal need not be of concern, for a revamped Islamist regime will find global integration too tempting to discard for the sake of nuclear arms. The only problem with such exp... more »

The Hollywood Drama Continues

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
*The Hillary Clinton Presidency has Already Begun as Lame Ducks Promote Her War* by Diana Johnstone If the British Empire was built on the playing fields of Eton, United States world hegemony gets its training in Hollywood studios and advertising agencies. Selling your product, or yourself, by looking sincere is a cultivated American art. Current top U.S. leaders are expert practitioners. In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances. *Three Deadly U.S. Blows to Hopes of Peace In Syria* Last August 8, on tha... more »

Aleppo Damage Revealed By Drone Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago

Mr. Trump Is Bad Man

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Over the weekend, when the *NYTimes* published it's largely positive endorsement of Clinton the editors promised an anti-Trump version soon. "Soon" came quickly. Monday they hit the stands with an entirely negative slam against the candidate from down the street who they've known so well for so long: Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President. Even before they could go to town on Trump, his campaign attacked *The Times*: "The news that the ultra-liberal, elitist, out-of-touch *New York Times* Editorial Board endorsed an ultra-liberal, elitist, out-of-touch candidate in Hillary Clin... more »

Frankenstein by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*"As far as I can recollect, it was entirely written by him."* *Mary Shelley, 1831* *PREFACE TO THE 1818 EDITION OF FRANKENSTEIN * *Anonymously penned by Percy Bysshe Shelley* The event on which this fiction is founded has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin, and some of the physiological writers of Germany, as not of impossible occurrence. I shall not be supposed as according the remotest degree of serious faith to such an imagination; yet, in assuming it as the basis of a work of fancy, I have not considered myself as merely weaving a series of supernatural terrors. The event on which ...more »

Water Protectors Stop Construction of DAPL and Dispel Accusations of Violence

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Water Protectors Across Midwest Continue to Stop Active Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline and Dispel Accusations of Violence . By Indigenous Environmental Network, Honor the Earth and Red Warrior Camp Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- On Monday, North Dakota news outlet WDAY-TV published a report on a #NoDAPL action in North Dakota that occurred the day prior. The report

The Onslaught On Syrian Rebel Controlled Aleppo Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack* Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Tuesday, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new military campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire. The United States says the assault on Aleppo is proof that President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and regional allies have abandoned an international peace process to pursue victory on the battlefield after nearly six years of civil war. Washington, which agreed a ceasefire with Russia this mo...more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov address reporters at the United Nations Security Council in New York City on September 30, 2015. State Department photo/ Public Domain​ *Antoun Issa, National Interest:* *Why Syria's Cease-Fires Keep Collapsing* Russia and the U.S. are pursuing their own interests, not Syria’s. The collapse of the latest Syrian cease-fire is no surprise. Indeed, most observers had been pessimistic about the deal holding before it came into effect on September 12. Following the pattern of previous failed attempts to implem... more »

Don’t Blame The Youngsters For Falling For The Lies, It’s Our Fault.

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood This is how millennial nerds view the climate: https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/the-nerdy-cartoon-that-explains-why-millennials-dont-have-a-clue-about-climate-change/ And this is the reality: http://climate4you.com/images/GISP2%20TemperatureSince10700%20BP%20with%20CO2%20from%20EPICA%20DomeC.gif I actually feel very, very sorry that we have failed the younger generation so badly. Goodbye, education.

The Insane Mind

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Middle East expert Udo* *Steinbach:* *To tolerate Assad in the future would be absurd* It used to be rare that one would get an opportunity to look inside a totally insane brain/thought processes aka mind. Now, with communication happening at the speed of light, it is, unfortunately, all too common. Here we have an insane mind laid bare...for all the world to see...and it is as recent as September 26, 2016...that's just yesterday. To assist my readers navigate through the rocky shoals of the truly insane mind...I have bolded the insane markers along the way. The *truly insane* s... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... September 27 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Tuesday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : US , Europe & Asia Stock Markets In Focus ; Oil News Driver For Today Includes OPEC Algiers "Consultation" & Crude Inventory Data ; China Killing US Jobs - After Gaining WTO Tariff Reductions ; German Banks - Emphasis On Deutsche Bank & Italy Banks Items Of Note ; Nirp News ; Additional Data Of Note . 2) Greece In Focus - Economic Items & Creditor Talks Related Matters. 3) MENA Items From Turkey , Libya & Syria.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago Bond-Stock Correlation Reaches Record High http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-27/bond-stock-correlation-reaches-record-high … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 13h 13 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Holger Zschaepitz Asia markets were solid performers. Europe rolling over as Trump vs Clinton has nothing to do w/ Deutsche Bank. US Futs basically flat. fred walton added, *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner Asia stocks bounce as mkts see Clinton as winner of debate. Mkts tended to see Clinton as candidate of statu... more »

Behind the Brexit with Webster Tarpley

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago

The Masque of Anarchy by Percy Shelley

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
The Mask of Anarchy *Written on the Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester* As I lay asleep in Italy There came a voice from over the Sea And with great power it forth led me To walk in the visions of Poesy. I met Murder on the way - He had a mask like Castlereagh - Very smooth he looked, yet grim; Seven blood-hounds followed him. All were fat; and well they might Be in admirable plight, For one by one, and two by two, He tossed the human hearts to chew Which from his wide cloak he drew. Next came Fraud, and he had on, Like Eldon, an ermined gown; His big tears, for he wept well, T... more »

Bill Cooper Predicted Rise In School Shootings In 1991

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
American conspiracy theorist, broadcaster and author, Bill Cooper, predicted a rise in school shootings in his 1991 book Behold a Pale Horse, saying that they would be used by the government to justify strict gun control laws. William Milton Cooper described with eerie accuracy a government who was willing to manufacture a false flag event in order to further a global agenda of destroying America’s sovereignty by confiscating citizens’ guns. Americanintelligencereport.com reports: In chapter 12 of his book, Behold a Pale Horse, Cooper goes on to warn us of a rise in school shooti... more »

Michael Moore: “It’s Over. Trump Has Won”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Michael Moore has admitted defeat on behalf of the Democratic party and declared that Donald Trump “won” and “we all lost,” during a Twitter rant on Monday. The frustrated filmmaker warned Clinton supporters that they allowed the Democratic nominee to become lazy in her fight against Trump due to complacency within the party. Dailycaller.com reports: The 62-year-old filmmaker warned “pro-Hillary gloaters” against celebrating over how Hillary Clinton did in the debate against the Republican nominee and insisted nothing she did changed things. “Pro-Hillary gloaters doing end-zone d... more »

World News Briefs -- September 27, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*NBC*: *Aleppo Battle: Syrian Troops Advance on City Center; Hospitals Overwhelmed* The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo appeared to be turning Tuesday after government forces reportedly wrested a central neighborhood away from one of the rebel groups that has been fighting the brutal regime. Syrian state television reported that regime forces had taken over the Farafra neighborhood, a once thriving area near the city's famed citadel that has been reduced to ruins. But the battle was far from over, and trapped rebels told NBC News they would fight to the end. "We will stay h... more »

Germany Tells Facebook To Stop Collecting WhatsApp Data

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The German privacy regulator on Tuesday ordered Facebook to stop collecting and storing data on German users of its WhatsApp messaging app. The social networking giant was also ordered by the regulator to delete any forwarded data from WhatsApp. Facebook purchased the mobile messaging service in 2014 for $22 billion. Facebook and WhatsApp had assured users that their data would not be shared. RT.com reports: The pushback comes after the messaging app announced last month it would share some users’ personal information, such as phone numbers and analytics data, with parent company F... more »

Pants on fire

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Q: How do you know when a politician is lying? A: Their lips are moving. Yet despite this, and despite everyone knowing this, millions tuned in to watch and then talk about two liars in a debate that isn’t one*, that is then reported as if it were a boxing match instead of two candidates making up their own facts. Here’s a (not entirely impartial) roundup of around two dozen of the biggest lies. PS: And here’s an annotated transcipt of last night’s lies, boasting and failed innuendo of both participants, which has the added bonus of not having to either look at or listen to e... more »

New birther claim which is flatly untrue!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016Trump on what Solis Doyle said:* Did Hillary Clinton and/or her campaign start the birther movement? Inevitably, that seemed to be what Donald Trump told Lester Holt last night. Through Holt, he told the nation. Below, you see Trump's response to Holt's first question about his five-year reign as the nation's Birther King: HOLT (9/26/16): Mr. Trump, for five years, you perpetuated a false claim that the nation's first black president was not a natural-born citizen. You questioned his legitimacy. In the last couple of weeks, you acknowledged what most A... more »

Quote of the Day: On immigration

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*“Whatever reasons there may be for forcibly keeping out of the country honest people who come here to work, and forcibly removing honest people from their jobs, homes, and families......it is not that the country is collectively-owned, like a members-only club, where the membership committee decides who can belong.”* ~ Keith Weiner . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

“The Time Has Come to Leave the Dance Floor”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*The easy money bubble is about to pop, says Justin Spittler from Casey Research in this guest post.* As you probably know, the American Federal Reserve has been desperately trying to stimulate the economic system since the 2008–2009 financial crisis. It’s held its key interest rate near zero for the past eight years. And it’s “printed” more than $3.5 trillion out of thin air. These radical policies were *supposed* to grow the economy. But all they’ve done is inflate financial asset prices. The S&P 500 has soared 218% since 2009. A few weeks ago, it set an all-time high. ... more »

Colin Powell Email: Israel Has Secret Nuke Stash Targeting Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Leaked emails from former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell confirms that Israel possesses a secret stash of some 200 nuclear weapons all targeted on the Iranian capital Tehran. Israel is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has therefore never revealed whether it has possession of nuclear weapons – so Colin Powell’s admission may have just given away the size of Israel’s entire nuclear arsenal. Antimedia reports: The various email scandals that continue to plague the current presidential election race are gifts that keep on giving. The latest culprit o... more »

World’s First ‘Three-Parent Baby’ Has Been Born

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
In April the world welcomed the first ever baby to be born using a technique that combines the genes of three parents The New Scientist revealed the birth of five month old Abrahim Hassan to Jordanian parents Ibtisam Shaban and Mahmoud Hassan, but his DNA also included some from a donor. Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique https://t.co/qvfnzUHozLpic.twitter.com/fUMnW9qDYs — New Scientist (@newscientist) September 27, 2016 The baby was born from an embryo in Mexico, where there are no rules on using the three-person IVF technique called pronuclear trans...more »

In 2013 a Rothschild Insider Warned of an Elite Planned Race War in America

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Lucas Dare* - As this exact script unfolds, will we allow ourselves to be used as puppets? The post In 2013 a Rothschild Insider Warned of an Elite Planned Race War in America appeared first on Waking Times.

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- September 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Majority of snap polls show Trump won debate by a landslide despite CNN's overwhelming victory for Hillary in biggest official survey* * CNN's snap poll gave Clinton the win with 62 per cent to Trump's 27 * But most of the others reported Trump was the winner by a landslide * The pair engaged in a vigorous back-and-forth at Hofstra University * Here, we present the results from snap polls conducted after the debate CNN awarded Hillary Clinton an overwhelming victory in the first presidential debate - but most snap polls show Trump emerged victorious. Trump and Clinton... more »

Cruz And Trump-- Not Really That Much Of A Stretch

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Saturday afternoon *Texas Tribune* CEO Evan Smith interviewed Ted Cruz in front of a lively audience in Austin, Texas' capital city, famously described as a big blue dot in a sea of red. When Cruz ran for the Senate he lost Austin-- badly. Travis County gave his opponent, Paul Sadler 224,070 votes (59%) and gave Cruz 133,354 (35%)-- around the same outcome that Obama and Romney had the same day. Austin voters believe in science and knowledge and don't believe in the hogwash that conservative ideologues like Ted Cruz peddle. To stifle it's voice and minimize it's electoral impact,...more »

More on Chris Packham

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
A snipe. UK population down 89% in the last 25 years but still legally shot. "Why?" petitions Chris Packham Courtesy of Alan at *Biased BBC, *there's more on the BBC Trust's ruling on anti-driven grouse shooting campaigner and freelance BBC presenter Chris Packham's "nasty brigade" comments about hunters and shooters in the *BBC Wildlife *magazine. Further to the Trust's rather ambiguous/mealy-mouthed 'clearing' of the *Springwatch *presenter (of whom I'm a great fan), the UK Press Gazette reports: New editor of the [*BBC Wildlife*] magazine Sheena Harvey told the BBC Trust: “Comi... more »

A Note on the NEC Vote

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
A quick note on the conference vote that gave extra seats on Labour's NEC to representatives from Scotland and Wales. Very quickly Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale revealed her appointed rep was ... herself. Don't be too surprised if Carwyn Jones takes up "his" seat too. There are plenty of delegates and Labour watchers who've decried this as a stitch up by the outgoing committee. You'll remember that NEC, the one who, by banning party meetings over the summer, gave credence to the meme that Labour is a thuggish bear pit. This is also the very same NEC who altered conference eligibili... more »

The debate on the debate...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*is already turning moldy and stale.* We all watched it. We all witnessed Lester Holt badger Trump and feed softball questions to Clinton. I'm profoundly disappointed in him. I thought he was a better man. I was wrong I was shocked to discover that Holt was completely responsible for all the questions. Word is out that Hillary Clinton knew the questions in advance. It certainly appears that way. Trump should have never accepted Holt's opening which set the stage for the entire night: "There are two economic realities in America today. A record six straight years of job g... more »

Are You Not Entertained?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) *J*ill Stein won. Deal with it, fear addicts. Last night's debate/debacle felt a bit like watching Al Capone duking it out with Dutch Schultz. On Twitter and elsewhere, both candidates were caught in real time in the snares of fact checkers, the most chief of them being Jill Stein. And, as is the case with all debates, the one who tells his or her lies the most smoothly and with the most plausible deniability usually has their hand raised by someone in the equally disingenuous MSM. Also, as per the presidential debates' an... more »

Exceptional Warmth? Not In Central England!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/interesting/september2016_temperature There is one more thing to add to the story about the “heatwave” earlier this month, when supposedly we had the highest September temperatures since 1911. As we know, this claim hinged on two stations at Gravesend and Faversham, which are known to be hot spots and which have […]

Who's Behind the K-12 Online Learning Bonanza?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
The International Association for Online Learning (iNACOL) is meeting in San Antonio in late October for a big symposium to advance all sorts of competency based personalized outcomes based blended online digital bullshit notions that have re-charged the dying batteries of the corporate education reformers. Who's behind these fads from the previous century now repackaged for another generation of back-to-basics mossback antiquarians? All the big paternalists, social efficiency zealots, and profiteers, along with a couple of new ones that have product lines ready to sell. This ... more »

Rich Arabs May Arm Syrian Rebels To Defend Against Russia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Following the collapse of the latest Syrian ceasefire there is a possibility that wealthy Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to shield themselves from Syrian and Russian warplanes. Business Insider reports: The latest U.S. attempt to end Syria’s 5-1/2 year civil war was shattered on Sept. 19 when a humanitarian aid convoy was bombed in an attack Washington blamed on Russian aircraft. Moscow denied involvement. On Monday, medical supplies were running out in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as Russia an... more »

FBI Director Comey Warns Of A 'Terrorist Diaspora' From Syria, Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*US News and World Report:* *Military Success Against ISIS Will Create ‘Terrorist Diaspora’* Top counterterrorism officials say the Islamic State group’s threat doesn’t end with its defeat on the battlefield. The U.S.-led military strategy to defeat the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria will create a cheaper, nimbler and lethally dangerous version of the terror network in terms of its ability to attack Western targets, top counterterror officials said Tuesday. "The so-called caliphate will be crushed," FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress Tuesday morning, adding,... more »

Car crashes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Working full-time it's very rare that I get to see *The Daily Politics.* Having the afternoon off, I watched it today and very much enjoyed it. It will admit that I was a bit disappointed that Andrew Neil *didn't* start things off by saying: Coming up, folks, we've got a hedgehog that can recite the Labour Party constitution backwards, the Tooth Fairy who acts as Tom Watson's personal dental hygienist, Britain's top unicorn-trainer.. and...*(incredulously)*..DIANE ABBOTT!!?!!" He* did* interview Diane Abbott though and she beggared incredulity as usual, vaguely floundering aroun... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Proof Positive Fraud "Terrorists" Are Being Directly Armed And Trained By US!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
Yes, the Killary/Drumpf debate part I is over.... One thing that I watched over that fraud last night was when both Killary and Drumpf claimed that as President, they would go after "ISIS".... This is such a laugher, when you consider the reality that the US is ISIS... I have had a few "commentators" come in over the last while and blast me with their usual slurs and colorful metaphors especially when I say that the US is absolutely 100% without any shadow of a doubt the fraud known as "ISIS" AND that the US is absolutely 100% behind the "Al Nusra" false "terrorist" group as well...... more »

WHO Report: 90% Of The World’s Population Breathe Bad Air

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times:* *More Than 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air, W.H.O. Study Says* HONG KONG — The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that 92 percent of people breathe what it classifies as unhealthy air, in another sign that atmospheric pollution is a significant threat to global public health. A new report, the W.H.O.’s most comprehensive analysis so far of outdoor air quality worldwide, also said that about three million deaths a year — mostly from cardiovascular, pulmonary and other noncommunicable diseases — were linked to outdoor air pollution. Nearly two-thirds of those... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “The Royal Albert Hall Concert”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “The Royal Albert Hall Concert” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI8N2569jSg

"How It Really Is: Self-Delusion"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*How we see ourselves...* *How many others see us...*

"The Choice Is Ours"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours." - Tariq Ramadan

“War to the Horizon... It's the American Way”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“War to the Horizon... It's the American Way”* by Tom Engelhardt “It’s the timing that should amaze us (were anyone to think about it for 30 seconds). Let’s start with the conflict in Afghanistan, now regularly described as the longest war in American history. It began on October 7, 2001, and will soon reach its 15th “anniversary.” Think of it as the stepchild of America’s first Afghan War (against the Soviets), a largely CIA affair which lasted from 1979 to 1989. Considered a major victory, leading as it did to the implosion of the Soviet Union in 1991, it also devastated Afgha... more »

Breaking Action: Standing Rock 'NO DAPL' Sept. 27, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. . Water Protectors led by ceremony, moved in mass to halt pipeline construction By Brenda Norrell Censored News Just added: YouTube video below Standing Rock water protectors moved in mass today, by the hundreds, and halted construction at multiple sites of Dakota Access Pipeline, where work was supposed to be halted. 'The roads were blocked -- the eagle guided us," said one of

Syria: SAA Ground Offensive To Take Back Aleppo From the Terrorists

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*SAA Ground Offensive Begins* News Round Up........... I will be updating as new info becomes available or asap! *G & M* Tuesday’s assault saw pro-government forces, which include the Syrian army and allied militia from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon, attempt to attack Aleppo’s Old City near its historic citadel, as well as around several of the city’s major access points. Troops advanced from the countryside to the north and south, rebels said, leading to intense clashes. The military and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said the army had made s... more »

Russian Radar Data Implicates Ukraine In MH17 Shoot Down

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Based on the strength of newly discovered radar data, Russia claims that Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Russian military and radar producer said that the newly discovered raw data picked up by a civilian radar station on the day of the Malaysian airliners crash showed no signs of a missile being fired at the plane from territory that was controlled by rebels. RT reports: The existence of raw data was announced last week by Almaz-Antey, the producer of the Buk missile system. The system is believed by an international investigation to have caused the 2014 cras... more »

12 Sleeping Afghan Troops Killed In 'Insider' Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Afghan National Army soldiers at an outpost outside the northern city of Kunduz, where 12 soldiers were killed by two comrades on Tuesday. PHOTO: NASIR WAKIF/REUTERS *Wall Street Journal*: *Two Afghan Soldiers Kill 12 Colleagues at Post Outside Kunduz* *Attackers defect to Taliban after one of war-torn country’s deadliest insider attacks this year* KABUL—Two Afghan soldiers shot and killed 12 colleagues at a post outside of Kunduz before defecting to the Taliban, the Defense Ministry said, in one of the country’s deadliest insider attacks this year. Both men fled the scene to joi... more »

Colombia And FARC Rebels Formally End Their War With Peace Agreement Signing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Colombia Signs Peace Agreement With FARC After 5 Decades of War* In a Caribbean resort city, far from the jungles where guerrilla battles once raged, the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group signed a peace agreement on Monday evening. The ceremony, held in Cartagena, brought an end to a 52-year-old war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, whose Marxist insurgency marked the last major war in the Americas. “What we sign today is a declaration from the Colombian people before the world that we are tired or war,” Presiden... more »

Freelance matters

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Olivia Crellin I don't usually make pronouncements about where I stand on subjects other than BBC bias, usually because my views are rather confused (and confusing). That said... On the transgender question, I take a libertarian rather than a conservative view - or, probably more accurately, a classic liberal view (John Stuart Mill): i.e. Unless it harms others, I don't think it's anyone else's business. Thus, if, say, someone born a man wants to be a woman, or if someone born a woman wants to become a man, good luck to them. Everyone should be as happy as they can be *if *unhappin... more »

Say what? Journal charges fee to lodge allegations against papers

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
Here’s something we haven’t seen before: A journal is asking tipsters to pay a fee to investigate a paper. After receiving a tip of our own about this new requirement, we reached out to Educational Research International, and received this response: We have received many fake complaints /cases and they have wasted the time of our […] The post Say what? Journal charges fee to lodge allegations against papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

India And Pakistan Are Threatening A 'Water War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters: **Pakistan warns of 'water war' with India if decades-old treaty violated* Pakistan would treat it as "an act of war" if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, Pakistan's top foreign official said on Tuesday. Tension has been mounting between the nuclear-armed neighbors since at least 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Kashmir region were killed this month in an attack that New Delhi blames on Pakistan. India on Tuesday summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi to inform him about two men from Pakistan now in Indian ... more »

Why did Trump keep playing birther games?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016Holt never quite managed to ask:* All in all, we'll agree with Isaac Chotiner. Lester Holt didn't knock it out of the park, but he also wasn't a world-class clown. Given the way our press corps functions, that was a bit of a triumph. (Chotiner: "Holt’s performance, like Hillary Clinton’s, was not a total knockout. But like Clinton’s, it was more than adequate. And in a year like this one, that counts as a victory for a beleaguered press corps.") That said, we were struck by the several questions Lester Holt failed to ask. This is part of a wider observ... more »

Abortion Access? Another slap in the face for Canadians

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 11 hours ago
Gee. You'd almost think that the gynoticians politicians don't want women to access the abortion pill, widely touted to improve access for people living in the wide swaths of remote, rural, and medically underserved Canada. The Globe and Mail reported yesterday. When the gold standard in medical abortion drugs finally becomes available in Canada later this year, the $300 cost of the pills will not be covered by most provincial drug plans, The Globe and Mail has learned. The company that makes Mifegymiso has bowed out of an essential step on the path to public reimbursements for ne... more »

The Inquisitorial Roots of the Insane War on Natural Medicine

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - There is an overt war being waged against all forms of natural medicine. The post The Inquisitorial Roots of the Insane War on Natural Medicine appeared first on Waking Times.

U.S. Marines To Replace 'The Few, The Proud' Slogan In New Commercials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Marine Times:** Marine Corps may replace 'The Few, The Proud' as its recruiting slogan* The Marine Corps has always been an elite fighting force, but it may have outgrown its current recruiting slogan, “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” So the Corps is exploring the possibility of using a new tagline with the service’s upcoming advertising campaign, which is slated to launch next year, said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command. “’The Few, The Proud’ does a great job distinguishing ourselves from the other branches and making us prestigious to... more »

U.S. Senate To Vote Wednesday To Override 9/11 Lawsuit Bill Veto

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Senate to vote on 9/11 veto override Wednesday* The Senate is moving forward with a pledge by leadership to try to override President Obama's veto of legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set the vote on overriding the veto, along with two hours of debate, for Wednesday. The showdown could end with lawmakers nixing the president's veto for the first time in his administration. Obama followed through on a pledge to veto the bill, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terror... more »

World News Briefs -- September 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack* Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Tuesday, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new military campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire. The United States says the assault on Aleppo is proof that President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and regional allies have abandoned an international peace process to pursue victory on the battlefield after nearly six years of civil war. Washington, which agreed a ceasefire with Russia this mo...more »

SACRAMENTO -- Native Rights Matter March Oct. 6 -- 7, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. Stop Tribal Genocide Coordinates March to Protect Civil Rights Native Civil Rights March that deals with Issues that are plaguing Indian Country Censored News The two day event will take place at the State Capitol on October 6, 2016 and The Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Office on October 7, 2016. Members of Stop Tribal Genocide and fellow protestors will meet up at the State

The Nerdy Cartoon That Explains Why Millennials Don’t Have A Clue About Climate Change

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/26/millennials-dont-clue-climate-change/ Dellers writes: There’s a cute, nerdy cartoon – A Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature – that has been doing the rounds on the internet by bestselling author Randall Munroe purporting to illustrate the dire, unprecedented threat that is man-made global warming. It’s at a site hugely […]

Russia Plans To Deploy Thermonuclear ICBMs To Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
In response to response to NATO’s installation of a US anti-missile system in Eastern Europe, Russia’s western most ICBM division will be re-armed with the Yars missile system, the Defense Ministry told TASS news agency last week. Sergey Karakayev, the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force told TASS: “The westernmost strategic missile force division in the Tver region will soon begin to be rearmed with the missile system Yars. It will be a sixth strategic missile division where the newest mobile ground-based missile complexes will replace the intercontinental ballistic mis...more »

Another Fake Story About Bin Laden

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
There certainly seems to be some confusion as to when and how Osama Bin Laden died. The article below was written by By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts following a report about a US navy SEAL who claims he had killed Bin Laden. However, it is now being reported that not one but two former US Navy SEALs are publicly clashing over who killed him. The ‘killing of bin Laden’ was the high point of Obama’s first term and a major factor in his re-election Global Research reports: “RT, one of my favorite news sources, has fallen for a fake story put out by the Pentagon to support the fantasy story ... more »

Law Firm Files Suit on Behalf of Government Against Giant Chemical Firms; Government Declines to Join

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Victims blinded by a methyl isocyanate gas leak from a chemical factory in Bhopal, India, 1984 (source).* *by Gaius Publius* This news brought to you by the hashtag #CultureOfCorruption. There's a fair amount to digest in the news story below, so I'll try to give you the short strokes first: - Four huge chemical companies have been lying to the federal government about how dangerous some of its chemicals in consumer products are. These products include mattress foam. - A whistleblower apparently went, not to the government, but to a law firm, Kasowitz, Benson, T... more »

The Smoking Gun....aka TOW Missiles....but it's 'Water off a Duck's Back' to USrael

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Smoking Gun Video of al Nusra * *admitting America directly supplies them* *with Missiles* *Al Nusra says** that America supplies TOW missiles (the difference maker according to this commanding jihadist) directly to them*...along with* specialist American trainers *to help them learn the complicated satellite/weapons system. HERE is a link to a NEO article from December 2014 regarding the TOW missiles being given to al quaeda. IMO, there really is no difference between any of the western proxy fighters in the Middle East and the media and everyone should stop the stupidity that t... more »

Kiriakou Recieves Award for 'Integrity in Intelligence'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
The World Beyond War conference in Washington DC at American University concluded with an award ceremony to honor former CIA officer John Kiriakou for 'Integrity in Intelligence'. Kiriakou made public the government's water boarding torture program and went to prison. Eight former CIA/FBI and military intelligence professionals spoke during the award ceremony. Here are some of the words from this very moving event. *Larry Wilkerson (retired Army officer and chief of staff for Colin Powell at State Department):* "It's clear that we unleashed hell in Iraq. One Arab put his finger... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to troops at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 26, 2016. Carter is traveling to North Dakota and New Mexico to highlight the nation's nuclear enterprise, an area of critical importance to the long-term security of the United States. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley *The Hill*: *Pentagon chief: Russia, N. Korea most likely to use 'smaller' scale nuke attacks* The most likely use of nuclear weapons today would be "smaller" scale attacks by Russia or North Korea, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday. "It is a sobering fact... more »

The White House Has Banned The Pentagon From Talking About 'Competition' With China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters *Navy Times:* *White House tells the Pentagon to quit talking about 'competition' with China* The White House has barred Pentagon leaders from a key talking point when it comes to publicly describing the military challenges posed by China. In February, Defense Secretary Ash Carter cited the "return to great power of competition" in the Asia-Pacific, "where China is rising." Similarly, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson characterized China and Russia as rivals in this "great power competition" in his maritime strategy. But a recent directive f... more »

Scott Adams, "I Score the First Debate"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"I Score the First Debate"* by Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert” "Trump and Clinton debated each other for the first time last night. Here’s how I score the night. Clinton won on points. She had more command of the details and the cleaner answers. Trump did a lot of interrupting and he was defensive. If this were a college debate competition, Clinton would be declared the winner. I call that victory on the 2D chess board. But voters don’t care about facts and debating style. They care about how they feel. So let’s talk about that. For starters, Trump and Clinton both seemed “presi... more »

How WiFi & Other EMFs Cause Biological Harm -Video

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Professor Martin Pall, PhD – professor of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Science at Washington State University, Pullman, says that WiFi & other EMFs can cause biological harm . In 2014 he said “I think this is going to be one of the major issues in the next few years. Most people are not aware of this, and the people who are mostly know the old data and there’s a lot of new stuff on this that’s extremely, extremely important”. According to some governments, it is not possible for microwaves from mobile phones, WiFi, ‘smart’ meters, etc. to cause harm, that research in the field is... more »

WHERE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS ARE: A somewhat extreme but important case!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016* *Previous report in this series* *Part 1—The gaps of Fairfield County:* In line with best practices for the classroom, let's start with a quick review. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is our most reliable public school testing program. In its best known component, the federal programs tests students in Grade 4 and Grade 8 in both reading and math. The NAEP tests a nationwide sample of students. It also tests samples of students from all fifty states, and from 24 urban school districts. The NAEP has been in operation since roughly... more »

Our First Space for Peace Video is Still Relevant

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
The Global Network created this video intending to bring as much as we knew about the militarization of space to the public. The video became an independent film makers dream as people freely copied and shared the DVD's and many people around the world posted it on YouTube which brought the film to tens of thousands more. The idea for the video came from Global Network member Peter Shaw from State College, PA. (and a Veterans For Peace stalwart) who suggested that we produce the video and then he offered a substantial donation to help make it happen. I didn't know any filmmakers... more »

Reviewers may rate papers differently when blinded to authors’ identities, new study says

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Although previous research has suggested peer reviewers are not influenced by knowing the authors’ identity and affiliation, a new Research Letter published today in JAMA suggests otherwise. In “Single-blind vs Double-blind Peer Review in the Setting of Author Prestige,” Kanu Okike at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Hawaii and his colleagues created a fake manuscript […] The post Reviewers may rate papers differently when blinded to authors’ identities, new study says appeared first on Retraction Watch.

EU Defense Ministers Continue Talks On Increasing Military Cooperation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *EU Defense Ministers Discuss Deeper Military Cooperation* Initiative to improve security ties aimed at strengthening regional unity European Union defense ministers on Tuesday discussed proposals for increased military cooperation amid concern by Britain and some Eastern European governments that such collaboration could undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and duplicate the alliance’s work. The proposals debated by the ministers, who met in the Slovak capital Bratislava, are part of a push by European officials and diplomats to strengthen Euro... more »

James O'Brien repents

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Crikey! According to the UK Press Gazette, occasional *Newsnight* presenter James O'Brien has said it's time for journalists, like him, to stop talking about Nigel Farage and Diane James as if they are "a pimple on the backside of British politics": *The media, myself included, now have to stop talking about Nigel Farage and UKIP like they are some sort of pimple on the backside of British politics.* He went on: *I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve made a conscious personal and professional decision to leave the scepticism at the door and will now treat this party, this man and t... more »

Fukushima Daiichi September 28 2016: Steamy Looking

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
The Daiichi site looks very "steamy" today, although there is only a 40% chance of precipitation in the weather report and the streets at the Futaba intersection are completely dry. Fukushima Daiichi September 28, 2016 For readers who think the "steam" is simply fog I recommend they take a look at these screenshots from a week ago taken with the Futaba cam. September 22, 2016 00:27:

The Meaning of 911 Fifteen Years On

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Some people still believe the official cock and bull story about 911 not realizing that the storytellers are working for the elites who are destroying America and taking the world to the edge of a precipice. The elites have no loyalty to common descent people in the U.S. or elsewhere. What kind of an American are you? Will you mourn the dead or will you celebrate the government as protector of national security? Totalitarian Collectivism “None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.” – Matthew Henry Batr.org reports: What kind of an American ... more »

Gulf States Might Arm Syrian Rebels With MANPADS: US Officials

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Following the collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire there is an increased possibility that Gulf states might start arming Syrian rebels. Going back to the previous ceasefire earlier this year, the CIA had been ready with their ‘Plan B’ with officials saying that ‘select’ moderate groups could get antiaircraft weapons if the truce collapsed. At the time Washington and its allies were discussing which weapon systems would be delivered to “vetted moderate” rebels. This week US officials said that wealthy Gulf sates or Turkey could arm the rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend... more »

The Fraudulent US Presidential Election: First "Debate" Between Killary Clinton And Donald Drumpf - My Take On What I Witnessed

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
OK, I have to admit it... I actually did watch and listen to the ENTIRE US Presidential "Debate" that occurred last night on the US Jew Spew media lying networks.... I figured that considering how much I have already covered about this pure and utter bullshit of a US "Presidential Election" , I would be doing my readers a disservice if I did not tune in and file a report here... And from what I saw, there is much to discuss... Lets first state the obvious... Donald Drumpf is NOT a debator.. He never was, but is instead a crooked businessman... And as a businessman that has made bil... more »

With Mosul Threatened And The Caliphate Collapsing In Iraq What’s Next For The Islamic State?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
In the August 2016 edition of Perspectives On Terrorism, Naval War College, Monterey Professor Crag Whiteside tried to give an overarching framework for the Islamic State’s history. Whiteside argued that IS can best be understood as a revolutionary group following the general principles of Chairman Mao Zedong’s people’s war of building, expanding, and then directly challenging the state. Chairman Mao outlined his ideas about revolutionary warfare based upon his overthrow of the Chinese government. Mao wrote that a people’s war is a protracted political-military struggle based upo... more »

You couldn't make it up!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Sad news... As Jon himself would surely say, "It's political correctness gone mad!" Even sadder... Mitch Benn, *The Now Show*'s hilarious in-house singer-songwriter (widely acclaimed as being almost as funny as Leonard Cohen), has also got the chop.

China Objects To The U.S. Imposing Sanctions On Chinese Firm Accused Of Assisting North Korea's Nuclear Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A portrait of Ma Xiaohong, the founder and owner of Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development. Co., as published in a corporate publication. PHOTO: CHUN HAN WONG/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL *Reuters*: *China upset as U.S. sanctions firm tied to North Korea nuclear program* China said on Tuesday it was opposed to any country using its own laws to carry out "long arm jurisdiction", after the United States sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery wholesaler tied to North Korea's nuclear program. The U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co and fo... more »

Ignore the Puff Pieces

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Even the Pentagon wonders if the F35 will ever be fit to fight?

Now thats a car

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
With a $2.5 million price to match. “Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”

At the Pentagon: Where Endless Wars are Planned

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
*21 arrested yesterday morning at the Pentagon for trying to deliver a letter to US Secretary of War Ashton Carter. Another 60 people were gathered just yards away in the 'free speech' cage with signs and banners as the thousands of Pentagon personnel entered for work.* - It was a good weekend at the World Beyond War conference in Washington DC. I spoke on Sunday morning (about Ukraine and Korea) and then on Monday joined the protest at the Pentagon though was not one of those who were arrested for trying to deliver a letter to the US Secretary of War. I stayed... more »

Easy Elmo Cupcakes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
My two-year-old is right in the middle of her Elmo phase. She requests Elmo's world as her lullaby and begs to watch Sesame Street. Her birthday party was full of red and Elmo from the decorations to the party games, but I have to say these little cupcakes were my favorite part. They were so easy to make and were the absolute hit of the party. You will need: - cupcakes - red frosting in a piping bag with a star tip - candy eyes - orange gumballs Add red frosting in a piping bag with a star tip. Make sure you if you make the frosting that you use a no-taste red formu... more »

Terror Events Designed To Distract Attention From Syria: Psyops Officer

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A former U.S. Army psyops officer says recent terror events in U.S. and Canada were designed to distract the public’s attention away from Syria. The Syrian war is entering a crucial stage as government forces try to eradicate terror and extremism from their country. The Syrian army with the help of their allies, Russia and Iran, are trying to eradicate ISIS/Daesh ideology from the area, knowing that it could spread and consume the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The Americans on the other hand have been involved for a few decades in another strategy, that of containing Russia and the...more »

Ex IMF Chief Goes On Trial For Fraud

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato along with 64 other bankers have gone on trial in Madrid over an alleged credit card racket at Spain’s Bankia bank. Charged with using company credit cards for personal spending, prosecutors say around €12m (£10.4m; $13.5m) was spent on hotels, fine clothes, entertainment and travel from 2003 and 2012. If found guilty Rato, Spain’s ex-finance minister, could face a €2.7m fine as well as jail. Press TV reports: Prosecutors requested a four-and-a-half year jail sentence for Rato, who has pleaded innocent. Rato led the formation of Bankia by merging Caja... more »

Al Qaeda Linked Commander In Syria Claims The U.S. Is Directly Providing Weapons And Training To Their Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Still from Facebook video. © Jürgen Todenhöfer / Facebook *Moon of Alabama*: *Todenhöfer: Interview With Al-Nusra Commander "The Americans stand on our side"* This interview by Jürgen Todenhöfer was first published in German on September 26 2016 by the Kölner Stadtanzeiger, the major newspaper in the Cologne region. (The interview was copied and translated to English by Bernhard for educational and academic purposes.) It was the seventh trip by my son Frederic and me to the civil war country Syria. We were there for 13 days. Words can only barely describe the extend of damage and ... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: U.S. Will Rebuild And Sustain Its Nuclear Deterrence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
#SecDef: America’s nuclear deterrence is the bedrock of our security, and the highest priority mission of the #DoD pic.twitter.com/Im86rPqGm6 — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) September 26, 2016 *U.S. Department of Defense*: *Carter: DoD Will Rebuild, Sustain its Nuclear Deterrence Enterprise* WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter kicked off a visit to DoD’s nuclear deterrence enterprise, telling airmen at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, that DoD will invest, innovate and sustain to rebuild that enterprise’s capabilities that remain the bedrock of U.S...more »

Where Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Stand On Military Alliances

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a debate Monday with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. REUTERS *VOA:* *US Presidential Candidates Sharply Divided on Military Alliances* SEOUL — U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reiterated sharply opposing views on the issue of military support for American allies around the world, and for Japan and South Korea in particular, during their first televised debate on Monday. Clinton, the Democratic candidate, criticized past statements made by ... more »

What publishers and countries do most retractions for fake peer review come from?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A new analysis — which included scanning Retraction Watch posts — has identified some trends in papers pulled for fake peer review, a subject we’ve covered at length. For those who aren’t familiar, fake reviews arise when researchers associated with the paper in question (most often authors) create email addresses for reviewers, enabling them to […] The post What publishers and countries do most retractions for fake peer review come from? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Replacing the Shocks?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I think so.

Who won the debate?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Pretty much a draw. Trump was not completely deranged, and Hillary did not faint.

NATO ‘Refreshing’ Nuclear Playbook To Deter ‘Russian Threat’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The US is working with NATO to combine the alliance’s conventional and nuclear capabilities to counter the threat from Russia, Pentagon chief Ash Carter told US servicemen. During a speech at the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the Defense Secretary said that the US had not built any new nuclear weapons or delivery systems in the last 25 years and said that American nuclear forces must be ready to engage in a possible nuclear confrontation with Russia. Talking about threats that the US and her allies face, Carter said there was a need to invest billions in refreshing NATO’s ... more »

Herr Professor Trumpf Probably Never Heard Of Hayek, But I'm Sure Paul Ryan Will Try Explaining His Neoliberal Doctrine To Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Ryan and his horde of congressional zombies have discovered hash tags and can't get enough of #BetterWay which is nothing more than a package of failed reactionary austerity plans that would utterly destroy the lives of working families. To Paul Ryan, whose intellectual development stopped in junior high school when he read his first Ayn Rand novela, #BetterWay is also the excuse for his support for as unqualified and dangerous a presidential candidate as Donald J. Trump. "He'll sign our legislation," he promises others interested in his goals for continuing the catastrophic neoli... more »

The Castle of Secrets: Conspiracy Over the Ages

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*The Castle of Secrets: Conspiracy Over the Ages* *[A version of this article appeared in PARANOIA Magazine Issue #28 Winter 2002]* *"Let us assume, for a moment, the existence of a groupI will dub the "Men In Black". This name came to me uponseeing, at all conferences I attended on the subject, asinister-looking group of men dressed in black, alwaysthe same ones. I believe them to be as old as civilizationitself."* -- Jacques Bergier, *Les Livres Maudits* A casual perusal of history books shows us that over the course of the centuries, there have been secret societies and gro... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*SFSU Links with Controversial Palestinian University Troubles Pro-Israel Advocates* A row over a relationship between San Francisco State University and a university in the West Bank has reached Congress, where a memorandum of understanding between SFSU and An-Najah National University is being challenged. An-Najah has been accused of fostering an environment of violence and terror, and is broadly seen in that light by Israelis. The largest university in the West Bank and Gaza, An-Najah has a long history of politically extreme connections. In 2013, Hamas was re-introduced to s... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Earth is warmer that it has been in 120,000 years - and is 'locked in' to hit its hottest mark in more than 2 million years, study claims* *Amusing stuff. The paper I led with yesterday sets out why it is too difficult to get accurate parameter estimates from paleoclimate data. So this study is basically just a huge exercise in guesswork. I have always been critical of paleoclimte estimates derived from ice-cores, tree rings etc. so would always have rubbished this study. As it happens however, even some prominent Warmists have dismissed the study as incapable of giving accur... more »

His Word Is Not His Bond

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Following last night's debate, NPR fact checked the statements of both candidates. It should come as no surprise that much of what Donald Trump says is patently untrue. Consider just a few examples: Trump said, "You look at what China is doing for country in terms of making our product, they're devaluing their currency and there's nobody in our government to fight them." According to Anthony Kuhn, NPR's International Correspondent, "In fact, over the past two years, Beijing has been selling off some of its roughly $4 trillion in foreign exchange reserves to prop up the value of it... more »

Arevordi HRR Excerpt: Turkey/Russia/US: Coups and Conflicting Interests

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Arevordi from Heralding the Rise of Russia wrote a brilliant post regarding Armenia and the broader geopolitics of the area, titled: * *The problem with Armenia is not its government, it's the people - Autumn, 2016* *His post covers much ground and is worth reading entirely, however, I'm only going to post one section of it here. Why? Because the excerpt below relates to the destabilization and remake of the middle east and asia which is a core topic here! It addresses, in a very rational and level headed fashion, the relations between Turkey/ Russia/US. Also addressing Armenia/Az... more »

States of MegaGrit

Susan O at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
by Susan Ohanian Gritable Gritacy Gritence Gritesque Gritful Gritify Gritish Gritism ... more »

The One People: Major WWII changes to the TimeLine- Part 2

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
.... It all started with a simple question in the UnFuckers Unite group, about WWII and a discussion we'd had in the group about a month or so ago. We covered this "Toto Effect" change to WWII during The One People Show on August 23, 2016 HERE .... But now that WWII history has changed AGAIN!!! Not only did Japan Balloon Bomb mainland USA and Canada during WWII.... Now Germany had UBoats and battle ships all over the world and blew up ships all along the US Eastern Coastline, along the St Lawrence Seaway in Canada, in the Caribbean, down the coast of Brazil and Argentina, AND ... more »

Germany’s New Faversham

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://notrickszone.com/2016/09/25/germanys-all-time-record-high-set-in-2015-looks-dubious-likely-due-to-uhi-instrumentation-error/#sthash.b5gRM6A2.k6vMcvRQ.dpbs It looks like Germany has its own Faversham! From No Tricks: At the Germany-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE), Helmut Kuntz writes that Germany’s all-time record high temperature recorded last year, 2015, is likely an artifact of the urban heat island effect (UHI) and instrumentation […]

Taiwan for Expats: Forward Taiwan what should be done

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Nature's perfect food* On a discussion group, someone asked why Taiwan had fallen from #8 to #14 in a survey of expats. A friend responded (posted with permission): *++++++++++* In my view, Taiwan's slight drop in the ranking has little or nothing to do with President Tsai. One reason Taiwan is No, 14 is that six more countries were surveyed for the 2016 report. Two of those countries--Norway and Austria--ranked higher than Taiwan. So Taiwan really only fell six places. The survey once again shows that Taiwan is great place to live but not a good place to work... (MORE BELOW) ... more »

Experts Warn Of “Significant Damage” From Smart Meters

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/09/engineering-experts-deliver-warning-on-smart-meter-design.html?cmpid=enl_PEI_Digest_2016-09-27&eid=296412419&bid=1538909 From PEI: Analysis from engineering experts suggests significant damage could be caused to the UK’s power infrastructure unless more steps are taken to improve security around smart metering. The FT reports that the Royal Academy of Engineering and private technology companies have raised concerns about the meters’ […]

NYTimes *sigh*

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
From the NYTimes *Sidelined at the UN, A Frustrated Taiwan Presses On* The diplomatic maneuverings that takes place upstairs are less fruitful. The election in January of Tsai Ing-wen, who is Taiwan’s first female president and* whose Democratic Progressive Party has in the past flirted with independence, is sending a chill through cross-strait relations.* *Under her predecessor, Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang, Taiwan and China signed a series of agreements that included increased trade, direct flights and a surge of mainland tourists that buoyed the Taiwanese economy*. When you r... more »

The One People: Major WWII changes to the Time Line!! Part 1

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
Little did I know when I woke up yesterday morning, that 4 hours before show time, I'd be having a mini freak out and diving headlong down yet another Toto Effect rabbit hole of epic proportions. .... It all started with a simple question in the UnFuckers Unite group, about WWII and a discussion we'd had in the group about a month or so ago. We covered this "Toto Effect" change to WWII during The One People Show on August 23, 2016 HERE .... But now that WWII history has changed AGAIN!!! Not only did Japan Balloon Bomb mainland USA and Canada during WWII.... Now Germany had UBo... more »

Brad Pitt ‘Sickened’ By Angelina’s Hollywood Illuminati Rituals

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Sources close to Brad Pitt claim the star was “sickened” by the Hollywood Illuminati rituals that Angelina Jolie introduced him to. It is also claimed that the leaked video, in which a 23-year-old Angelina Jolie admits to joining the Illuminati, participating in secret rituals, and making animal sacrifices, was released by Pitt as retaliation for Jolie “attempting to destroy his career.“ The stunning footage of Jolie revealing the true inner workings of Hollywood as she describes her experiences participating in secret Illuminati rituals to close friends, was leaked and uploaded t... more »

Is American Blind To The Possibility Of A Nuclear Catastrophe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Mark Helprin, WSJ*:* The Gathering Nuclear Storm* *Lulled to believe nuclear catastrophe died with the Cold War, America is blind to rising dragons.* Even should nuclear brinkmanship not result in Armageddon, it can lead to abject defeat and a complete reordering of the international system. The extraordinarily complicated and consequential management of American nuclear policy rests upon the shoulders of those we elevate to the highest offices. Unfortunately, President Obama’s transparent hostility to America’s foundational principles and defensive ... more »

US Shut Off Water For 1.5 Million Syrians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
U.S.-backed rebels in Syria have turned off the water to 1.5 million Syrians living in West Aleppo, putting millions of lives at risk and sparking a humanitarian crisis. The harsh move comes in response to the Syrian Army airstrikes on East Aleppo that reportedly left 250,000 residents without water. Sputniknes.com reports: The city of Aleppo is “dying” according to United Nations officials after a fierce wave of bombing last night by the Syrian Army in an attempt to break the stalemate in what once was the economic capital of the country but is now left to rubble after years of ... more »

France: ISIS Terror Cell Exposed As “Government Exercise”

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Reports from France indicate that the French government have been caught planning an ISIS false flag terror attack on it’s own citizens. ISIS flags, video equipment, Arabic newspapers and a generator were discovered by gardeners in a cave outside the town of Saumur – causing panic among local and national police and anti-terrorist units – only for a senior military figure to announce that the contents of the cave were part of a mysterious “exercise.” French website Union Populaire Republicaine (UPR) reports that as one of the gardeners approached the cave, he “saw three men get in... more »

Assad Has Audio Of ISIS Talking With US Military Before Airstrikes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
President Bashar al-Assad has an audio recording of a conversation between ISIS terrorists and the US military prior to the US airstrikes on Syrian troops. The Military Intelligence Directorate intercepted a conversation between ISIS leaders and US troops shortly before their airstrikes near Deir ez-Zor on September 17. Sputniknews.com reports: “The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor”, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said as quoted by the Al Mayadeen broadcaster. US warplanes hit Syrian government troops near the eastern c... more »

Trump Is Right on Climate Change. Dems and GOP Must Follow Him

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
*Tom Harris* *ICSC Executive Director* Originally published on PJ Media Never before has a presidential election seen a greater contrast in the attitudes of the major candidates towards climate change. Hillary Clinton told delegates at July’s Democratic National Convention that man-made climate change is “an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time.” Yet Donald Trump calls Clinton’s approach an "extreme, reckless anti-energy agenda," and he told Fox News on July 26 that man-made climate change "could have a minor impact, but nothing, nothing [comparable] to what they'r... more »

Most Czech viewers: Trump won 1st debate

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Donald and Hillary met in the first presidential debate (90 minutes of video) at Hofstra University, New York. Lester Holt was the moderator. The host had the full control over the questions, the audience – partly students – was expected to remain silent and not to use cameras and phones. Hillary said "Hey Donald!" and he shook her hand, apparently confident in his immunity against pneumonia and other contagious diseases. Quite generally, I am sure it's right to say that they behaved in a much more friendly way towards each other than their voters. ;-) Concerning similar formaliti... more »

The Modern Labor Market Is Abolishing the Old Master/Servant Framework

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The master servant framework was a convenient legal fiction that has outlived its usefulness and has actually become regressive in naive hands. Yet it is my contention that all this happens to be talking around what I understand as the central issue itself. That is that human service is a commodity to be priced but also to be properly operated as a market. That means that core community services need to be locked into four hour shifts at a natural minimum wage to provide all individuals with a proper alternative to offers for premium services. That stops discounting and th... more »

"Chasing the Scream" Is a Powerful Antidote to the Drug War

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The core reality regarding all drugs is that in the normal course of business, usage is minimal and has been for thousands of years up to 1914. some developed social cachet such as cigarettes and alcohol and at one time opium and marijuana in the nineteenth century. Simply disallowing any form of advertising would go a long way to minimizing the market. Folks would have to actively pursue the product. Of course that still demands information and that soon becomes advertising. All prohibition must be ended in order to sever the criminal Agent Client abuse cycle set up and n... more »

Dinosaur Camouflage Revealed In Living Color

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Do you see what I see? This Psittacosaurus of the early Cretaceous might stand out to our human eyes, but its coloration — just reconstructed by researchers — was likely an effective defense against predators. Credit: Jakob Vinther, University of Bristol and Bob Nicholls (Paleocreations.com)] Not too surprising forest based dinosaurs turned out to be good at camouflage. That it is similar to marine adaptations and well understood is welcome. It will never be controversial. It is also a reminder that all creatures uses camouflage to some degree, but spe... more »

A Philosopher’s 350-year-old Trick to get People to Change their Minds is now Backed up by Psychologists

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Painting of Blaise Pascal made by François II Quesnel for Gérard Edelinck in 1691.] As it should. Successful communication is all about psychology. That does not mean that it is manipulative so much as wo9rking assiduously to avoid triggering natural instinctual responses. We have a range of emotional physical responses that seriously inform our cognition. Worse, we tend to accept these just too easily. A great example of this is that we naturally dislike perhaps five percent of the population on first meeting. We likely strongly like as many on the other si... more »

What's My Take On Monday's U.S. Presidential Debate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* I am calling it a draw. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton left a few key points out. Neither looked awful, but they also did not looked great. From what I am reading in social media .... at least those that I follow .... no opinions have been changed. As for the moderator .... Lester Holt was more focused on Trump than Clinton .... which I am sure is going to raise questions of bias. I should have watched the football game.

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7eSn_9uT0&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“This rich starfield spans almost 10 degrees across the sky toward the northern constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. On the left, heart-shaped cosmic cloud IC 1805 and IC 1848 are popularly known as the Heart and Soul nebulae. Easy to spot on the right are star clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 also known as h and Chi Perseii, or just the Double Cluster. Heart and Soul, with their own embedded clusters of young stars a million or so years old, are each over 200 light-years across and 6 to 7 thousand light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, they are part of a large, act... more »

Chet Raymo, “Les Matins Du Monde”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
* “Les Matins Du Monde”* by Chet Raymo "Thirteen billion years ago it was morning in the universe." So began a story in the New York Times about new studies of the earliest galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope and the giant Subaru and Keck Telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii are turning back the curtain on the birthing room of the first stars- colossal spheres of primeval hydrogen and helium, hundreds of times as massive as the Sun, that lived and died in violence, forging heavy elements, seeding creation with the stuff of planets and life. Tous les matins du monde sont sans retour:... more »

"What Can We Know?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Questions You Didn't Even Ask..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Life has a way of answering questions you didn't even ask." - Steve Maraboli

"The US Founding Fathers Would Be Ashamed…"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"The US Founding Fathers Would Be Ashamed…"* by Bill Bonner "The routine was familiar… Up at 5:30am…out the door by 6:00am… Find a cab: ‘À la Gare du Nord, s’il vous plaît’. *Public spectacle: *For years, we lived in Paris, near the house in Passy where Benjamin Franklin lived when he was representing the ‘terrorists’ in the American colonies and seeking French aid. Each week we commuted to London. Up on Tuesday, back on Friday. At the station, we raced up the steps to the Eurostar. Something new: Our ticket was on our cell phone. We just held it against the sensor; the turnstile ... more »

U.S. Officials Fear That The Gulf States Will Now Arm Syria's Rebels With Shoulder-Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A rebel fighter of 'Al-Sultan Murad' brigade arranges weapons inside a warehouse in the northern Syrian rebel-controlled town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi *Reuters:* *Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials* The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday. Still, the U.S. administration continues to maintain that negotiations a... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC Annual average PM2.5 readings from 3,000 outdoor databases. WHO report shows 92% of global population breathe bad air pic.twitter.com/YkWVE8t6us — AFP news agency (@AFP) September 27, 2016

Iraq's Shiite Militias Backed By Iran Vow To Retake Mosul Without U.S. Support

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
THE FIGHT: Shi'ite fighters battling Islamic State militants in northern Tikrit in March claim a patch of ground. The Shi'ite militias, backed by Iran and under the nominal control of Baghdad, have been pivotal in the fight against Islamic State. REUTERS/Stringer *Sulome Anderson, Fispatch/Foreign Policy*: *‘We Do Not Need America’s Support’* Iraq's Shiite militias are gearing up to retake the Islamic State's last major city in Iraq, with Tehran's backing — and despite Washington's opposition. ERBIL, Iraq — The northern Iraqi village of Bashir has been all but flattened by war. A... more »

Picture(s) Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton at the start of their first presidential debate. REUTERS/Mike Segar (L-R), Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile, businessman Vernon Jordan, former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton watch the first presidential debate. REUTERS/Pool Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (2ndL) stands with Trump family members after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Victoria Law, The Nation: These Women Are Demanding a Voice in the Criminal Justice Conversation

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 1 day ago
(*PHOTO:*  *The Council at Cucho's Justice Center in Los Angeles.*) Check out this new article about the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls written for *The Nation* by author and longtime prison activist Victoria Law, entitled: *These Women Are Demanding a Voice in the Criminal Justice Conversation* "The movement to reform the criminal justice system is still dominated by men and politicians. This group of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women is changing that." (The two accompanying photos are from the new article.) (*PHOTO:*  ... more »

Iran Continues To Develop Long Range Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran’s Khalij Fars single stage ballistic missile *USNI News*:* Experts: Iran Developing Long-Range Missiles Under Nuke Treaty* While complying with the terms of the nuclear weapons agreement, Iran will continue to test and improve the range and accuracy of its ballistic missiles to deter or coerce potential adversaries — the United States operating in the region, Gulf Arab states, Turkey and Israel – four Middle East experts said last week. “The missile program was not directly affected by that agreement” covering the nuclear weapons program, Zalmay Khalilzad, a former ambassador... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“The Stuff of (Disturbing) Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Stuff of (Disturbing) Dreams”* by Dr. Michael J. Breus “Dreams are one of the most fascinating - and least understood - aspects of sleep. Though science has offered possibilities, we don't yet understand the purpose of dreaming. Dreams can encompass a dramatic range of emotion, and subject matter. Some dreams seem plucked directly from our everyday lives. Most of us have had the experience of waking up shaking our heads at the odd and sometimes amusing circumstances that unfolded while dreaming. Dreams can contend with deep emotions, dealing with loss and reunion, anger, so... more »

"What Is There to Fight For?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe- turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you- if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it." - Charlie Chaplin, Calvero's answer to Terry's question: "What is there to fight for?" in “Limelight”, (1952)

"Never Argue..."

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

The Hell With Fact Checkers, The Debates Should Feature A Panel Of Psychiatrists

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Many in the media prepared for today's debate by doing features on how much Trump lies. People who have been paying attention for the last year-- or who have been aware of him outside of the political realm-- have long realized that virtually nothing he says is true. Before tonight, PolitiFact had investigated 259 statements he's made and found just 11 true (4%). 70% of his statements are false (and that leaves out another 15% that are half false). Look at the headline of yesterday's *L.A. Times*. They reported that "never in modern presidential politics has a major candidate made ... more »

Fukushima Daiichi Sep 27 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Fukushima Daiichi 9/27 5:15 AM Fukushima Daiichi 9/27 8:00 AM

Why Is China Escalating Tensions Against Japan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian (center) cruises next to Japanese coast guard ships in the East China Sea, near islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China. Radio Free Europe *Shaeli Das, Policy Forum:* *Why is China escalating tensions in the East China Sea?* Economics, power, or a bit of both? The dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands has been rumbling along since the early 1970s, so why the sudden ramping up of tensions? Shaheli Das looks at the history of the dispute and what might be driving current developments. The p... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Lick and Paste'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Posted on September 26, 2016 Lick and Paste Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. Sept. 26, 2016. The Syracuse court has not been friendly to us. Judge Frederick J. Scullin [bones] decided to speed up the trial by violating the individual rights of the pro se plaintiffs. He forced them to choose one spokesperson, violating the rights of the other Onondaga 15 plaintiffs/

Presidential Debates Commission Secret History  (Dark Money Explosion Cries for Clean Money Campaign)  Deutsche Bank in Free Fall/CoCo Bonds Plunge  (Wells Fargo Employees File $2.6B Class Action)  Top Bank Fraud Expert: ALL of the Big Banks’ Profits Come from FRAUD - Bill Black's in the House!  (Adjunct Profs Treatment Heralds End of Higher Education in USA Usa usa)

The Secret History of the Commission on Presidential Debates With the two major party nominees - and no one else - about to square off once again before a nationwide audience, it's time to revisit the thrilling misadventures that guaranteed voters would never learn about alternative candidates or ideas in presidential debates. Return with us now to... Lee Camp is our current expert (no,

DARPA Developing Mind Control and Mark of the Beast Technologies

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - Your tax dollars are hard at work developing the tools to enslave you. The post DARPA Developing Mind Control and Mark of the Beast Technologies appeared first on Waking Times.

Pentagon Expects ISIS To Use Chemical Weapons When The Battle For Mosul Begins

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Flag of the Islamic State militants is seen in Falluja, Iraq, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani *Reuters*: *Islamic State 'dead set' on using chemical arms: Pentagon spokesman* Islamic State militants are "dead set" on using chemical arms and are likely to try them again as Iraqi forces advance on Mosul, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday, a week after a rocket with a possible chemical agent landed near U.S. troops. The rocket fired Tuesday landed in an unpopulated area near Qayyara West base, several hundred yards from where hundreds of U.S. troops are working to prepare ... more »

UPDATED: The First Presidential Debate - Thoughts off the top

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: September 27, 2016* - I have embedded some new links below where other sources back up my real time stream-of-conscious notes on the debate. Also, here is a very good analysis by Pepe Escobar. *Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton* *Not watching full time but checking in every few moments. It's excruciating, but whatever doesn't kill you....Here are a few impressions off the top...* *Question about the Economy* Clinton has Trump right where she wants him...narcissistically talking about his businesses. She pressed him on his Income Taxes and bankruptcies and he fell right... more »

There will be no adult on stage during this afternoon's presidential ‘debate’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
“There will be no adult on stage during [this afternoon]'s presidential debate,” observes *Reason* magazine. And let’s be honest, there’ll be no actual debating either – since by debate is meant an event in which participants address the issues and each other moderated only a fellow with a bell. That’s not at all what’s on offer this afternoon. There have been great presidential debates before that have been *actual* debates with genuine moderation, i..e, events in which the moderator is timekeeper not interviewer. There have been great *political* debates before moderated alo... more »

The Economy: Gregory Mannarino, “ALERT: Banks In Trouble? No, You Are”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gregory Mannarino, “ALERT: Banks In Trouble? No, You Are” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Lxhp5uG08

Tonight's U.S. Presidential Debate (Live Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor: *Twitter's Live Feed (and video) on tonight's Presidential debate *is here**.*

Sssshhhhh... The Debate is Starting

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Samantha Bee wasn't nice to Matt Lauer in her assessment of the pre-debate thing they had a week or so ago. That's cause he sucked. Lester Holt, we're assured, is supposed to be better. We'll see in a few minutes. Ever hear of Pollfish? They're a real-time mobile survey platform and they did a flash poll yesterday (400 Americans) showing that over 30% of Americans are opting to avoid the political drama to enjoy their watching their favorite TV shows or Monday night football. And although more than have the respondents said they thought Trump would be more likely to attack Hillary... more »

Prostitution caused by man made global warming

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Most people will be familiar with *A complete list of things caused by global warming* That site was created by John Brignell, a Brit with a PhD from the University of London. He's an electrical engineer who has done research, design work, consulting, and teaching. (source) As extensive as that list is (883 items), people keep creating new more ridiculous claims. Today's ridiculous entry comes from The Science Times Global Warming May Cause Women To Become Prostitutes, Says Rep. Barbara Lee A new effect of global warming according to House Democrat Barbara Lee: women may have to ... more »

Debate & Switch Open Thread

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
Free-for-all time. Talk about the debate, or something more pleasant if you're avoiding the most momentous sporting event in the history of Citizens United. Suggested drinking game: take an extremely tiny slug whenever somebody utters one of the following words, phrases or sounds: bipartisan, reach across the aisle, terror, lie, cheat, steal, God-given, godforsaken, invest, tough/hard choices, commander-in-chief, yuge, bigly, cough. Personally, I'm still trying to recover from the top-trending mawkish photo of the week and the accompanying blather from media stenographers who belie... more »

In Syria The U.S. Is Not Sure On Who To Back And Who To Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning of September 23, 2014. (Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew) *Paul Wood, Spectator*: *In Syria we're not sure who we're backing, or who we're bombing* We’re backing more than one side – even when we don’t bomb the wrong one Soon, soon, you will see a wondrous sight,’ says the Isis anthem, ‘for your destruction, my sword has been sharpened. We march by night, to cut and behead… We make the streets run red ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera*: *Russia overplays its hand in Syria* *Obama has failed in Syria, but so will Putin.* Why on earth would Russia back out on a sweet deal with John Kerry that had allowed it to cash in on its Syria gamble and become the United States' senior partner in shaping Syria's future and in the coalition for the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS)? By trampling over the much-hyped US-Russia brokered ceasefire in Syria, Vladimir Putin has proved right Kerry's detractors in the Obama administration. Cynical as they may... more »

Exposing the AGW Hoax, little by little - v27/9

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
A selection of stories helping to destroy the hoax one brick at a time. *Top climate skeptic to lead Trump's EPA transition team* Myron Ebel Donald Trump is tapping a high-profile climate change skeptic to lead administration transition efforts for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Myron Ebell, director of energy and environment policy at the conservative think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, is heading Trump’s EPA transition preparation, E&E Daily reported Monday. Ebell is an outspoken, longtime skeptic of the scientific consensus that human activity is dramatically ... more »

Islam inhabits a vacuum; ignorant ISIS recruits again confirm it.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: isis-fighters] Recent evidence confirms that recruits to ISIS are almost wholly ignorant of the religion under whose banner they wish to fight – ordering up copies of *The Koran for Dummies *and *Islam for Dummies* to “prepare themselves for jihad.” Suggesting not just that those who devise book titles enjoy stating the obvious, but that ignorance of the religion itself is not a barrier to recruitment in its jihad, but a boon. *The **jihadi employment form* * asked the recruits, on a scale of one to three, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Isis applicants, herd... more »

Quote of the Day: On justice

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*"Mercy to the guilty is injustice to the innocent."* ~ popular saying, after Adam Smith Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Economic News , Data & Views ...... September 26 , 2016..... Quick Hits For Monday - 1) Global Rout For Stocks - US , Europe & Asia Hit Hard ; Meanwhile , Major Bid For Safer Sovereign Bonds ; Oil One Of The Days Few Winners , Despite Unlikely Chance Of Production Freeze - Let Alone Production Cuts By OPEC Later This Week ; Central Banks Comments/ Proposed Actions Of Note ; Key Events For This Frantic Week. 2) Germany's Two Big Banks Floundering - Deutsche Bank & Commerzbank In The Cross-Hairs. 3) Italy Items For Monday. 4) Apart From Italy & Greece , Elsewhere Around European Horn - Greece , Italy , Ukraine , Germany , Turkey & Spain In Focus. ) 5) US Politics - First Debate , JASTA , Political Potpourri. 6) Odds & Ends. .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets..... *Edward Harrison* ‏@edwardnh 5h 5 hours ago Global central banks have cut policy rates 667 times since 2008. But G8 economies have grown an average of 1% since *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 1h 1 hour ago The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to its lowest level since Sept. 7 http://on.mktw.net/2d4o2YT *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Global govt bond yields fall on haven demand. 10y US yields have sunk to 1.59% after hitting 1.75% earlier in Sep, 10y Bund yields at -0.12% *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2... more »

World News Briefs -- September 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Kerry defends diplomacy as Russian-backed forces pound Aleppo* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended his efforts to negotiate with Moscow over the war in Syria on Monday, despite the collapse of a ceasefire that has led to a massive Russian-backed assault on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo. Medical supplies were running out in eastern Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as Russia and its ally President Bashar al-Assad ignored Western pleas to stop the bombing of the last major urban area in opposition hands. *Read more* .... ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Economy: "It All Has A Very 2008 Feel To It"- For Deutsche Bank, The News Just Keeps Getting Worse"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"It All Has A Very 2008 Feel To It"- * *For Deutsche Bank, The News Just Keeps Getting Worse"* by Tyler Durden "It has already been an abysmal day for Germany's biggest lender: overnight Deutsche Bank plunged to fresh all time lows on speculation whether the German government would or wouldn't provide state aid to the bank (if needed), forcing the bank to state it does not need the funds at the same time as the government urged markets that "you can't compare" Deutsche Bank and that "other" bank, Lehman Brothers, although looking at the chart, one may beg to differ. However, while... more »

Sept. 26: No. I will not watch the Clinton-Trump debate.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
The item below refers to Canada's impatience in sending aid to Haiti because that country is plagued with corruption. Too bad the story doesn't tell why it's plagued with corruption. Too bad, because Canada is part of the reason it's plagued with corruption. For decades, Haiti lived under the hell of American-supported dictators who kept the population as slaves for American and other capitalists. Then the Haitians rallied to overthrow the dictator. They held their first, honest elections, and elected a priest as president. The American government was furious, and yet more furious ... more »

US Propaganda Machine Now in Overdrive to Fight Russia in Syria

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 1 day ago
Over the weekend the Western press is blasting Russia and Syria for alleged war crimes in their assault on the terrorist controlled part of East Aleppo. A typical headline from *The Washington Post* reads “US accuses Russia of ‘barbarism’ and war crimes in Syria.” Meanwhile, the *Long War Journal* declares “US hits another Islamic State chemical weapons facility in Iraq.” UK’s foreign minister Boris Johnson is crying foul that Russia should be investigated for war crimes. The Western media of course is now in high gear fanning the flames, charging Putin and Assad with war crimes d... more »

Work and the Second Machine Age

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Albert Dock has seen a bit in its time. A centre piece of the industrial revolution, the goods of trade and the spoils of empire were offloaded, stored, and transported from here to all over the country. Long after the dockers had gone, it symbolised the sort of go-getting regeneration Thatcher and friends pined for in the 1980s - at the same time Liverpool was making headlines for the city's defiance of the government and all its works. Showcased by Richard and Judy, and the weatherman we can't really talk about anymore, Albert Docks was now a place for media companies, cafes, ent... more »

Lawyer Injures Nine In Houston Shooting Rampage

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A disgruntled lawyer armed with multiple weapons opened fire near a southwest Houston shopping center on Monday, injuring nine people before being shot dead by police. Police found a car full of weapons near the scene. Multiple sources confirm the active shooter was Nathan DeSai, a lawyer who had issues with his law firm. Photo Courtesy: @Fox26Houston pic.twitter.com/Rv1bXRSSym — Rita Garcia (@TheRitaGarcia) September 26, 2016 abc13 reports: A bomb squad cleared a vehicle near the scene. The Porsche in question is registered to Nathan Desai. VIDEO: Who is Nathan Desai? Miya Shay i... more »

The Hidden Life of Trees

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 1 day ago
 As a young lad in Germany, Peter Wohlleben loved nature. He went to forestry school, and became a wood ranger. At this job, he was expected to produce as many high quality saw logs as possible, with maximum efficiency, by any means necessary. His tool kit included heavy machinery and pesticides. This was forest mining, an enterprise that ravaged the forest ecosystem and had no long-term future. He oversaw a plantation of trees lined up in straight rows, evenly spaced. It was a concentration camp for tree people. Wohlleben is a smart and sensitive man, and over the course o... more »

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- September 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*:* Poll: Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat on eve of first debate* Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet Monday night for their first debate in a virtual dead heat in the race for the White House, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with the Democratic nominee’s August advantage erased after recent difficulties and the GOP nominee still facing doubts about his qualifications and temperament. Likely voters split 46 percent for Clinton and 44 percent for Trump, with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 5 percent and Green Party nominee Jil... more »

Gerrymandering Creates Corrine Browns, Debbie Wasserman Schultzes and Robert Pittengers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Corrine Brown-- a two-and-half decade win-win for the Florida Republicans* Just a tad over two years ago, we looked at 24 year congressional veteran Corrine Brown' and her grotesquely gerrymandered district. I described FL-05 as one that "twists and turns down from the African American neighborhoods of Jacksonville-- that aren't even contiguous-- along a narrow strip a mile or two wide along Rt 17 (which then disappears into Ted Yoho's district and through some sparsely populated rural areas until finally finding Palatka in the east and African-American neighborhoods of Gainesville ... more »

Study Shows Link Between Fluoride In Water & Hypothyroidism

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
For decades fluoride has been added to drinking water by governments and local authorities to help prevent tooth decay. A report published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health confirms that water fluoridation does more harm than good. A study of a sample of communities exposed to fluoridated water in the UK shows that they are 30% more likely to develop an under-active thyroid, which could cause depression, fatigue, memory loss or weight gain. Fluoride was used in the 1950s to treat over-active thyroid. Natural News reports: Fluoride is a natural mineral found in so... more »

South Sudan Rebel Leader Riek Machar Calls For A Re-Start Of The Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*: *South Sudan’s Riek Machar Calls for Armed Struggle* Former South Sudan First Vice President Riek Machar has called for an armed struggle against the government of President Salva Kiir — a move that could mark a renewal of the country's civil war. The call came in a statement issued over the weekend, following a meeting in Khartoum of Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO). The movement signed a peace deal with South Sudan's government in August 2015 but implementation was delayed and largely fell apart after the sides clashed in the capital in...more »

We are On the Brink of Doomsday

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
On the Brink: Doomsday Documentary

Why The UK Should Not Sign The Paris Agreement

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood As you may be aware, a new group known as Clexit has recently been formed. Its aim is to campaign for countries either to refuse to ratify the Paris Agreement, or withdraw from it. Clexit is already formed in 25 countries. One of the aims is to produce a […]

Retired Teacher's Thoughts on Union Misleadership

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*Denis Ian served for 34 years as a high school teacher. * by Denis Ian Teacher unions are being destroyed from within and without. And it’s been happening for a long while. The same “reform" forces that wormed their way into the the curriculum discussions and redesigns also used their wealth to purchase political influence. And their worming was not confined only to state elected officials, but extended to national union leaders and major inner city unions as well. Think Weingarten and Garcia. If these union leaders could be captured by funding temptations and empty promises of c... more »

Krugman speaks up, many years too late!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016Just look at the very first comment:* In this new post, Paul Krugman speaks up, much too late, about the "abnormalization" of Candidate Clinton. This "defining" of Clinton has been underway for 24 years. Krugman quotes the heroic Jonathan Chait, who actively enabled this game during the vast bulk of that era, but has begun fighting back in the past week or so: KRUGMAN (9/26/16): *[A]s Jonathan Chait says, the problem hasn’t just been the normalization of Trump, it has been the abnormalization of Clinton.* Consider the AP report on the Clinton Foundation....more »

Cannonball Ranch sale resulted from DAPL bullying

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
By Wasté Win Young Censored NewsRegarding the Cannonball Ranch: In 2006, Bill Edwards tried to auction off all 7,400 tracts.The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe legitimately looked at buying it but didn’t have the $5 million asking price.Dave and Brenda Meyer bought 10 parcels equaling 2,365 acres of the Cannonball Ranch in 2013 for $3.2 million dollars. This includes the 429 acres of United

Tonight’s Debate: Watch the Staging

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Watch how tonight’s Trump-Hillary debate is set up. The post Tonight’s Debate: Watch the Staging appeared first on Waking Times.

UK Labour Party Vows Fracking Ban If It Wins General Election

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A future Labour government would ban fracking in England. The UK opposition party promised to ban hydraulic fracturing for shale gas if it wins the next general election, according to its energy secretary Barry Gardiner Gardiner said that fracking, which involves gas being extracted from shale rock, would make the UK dependent on fossil fuels when the priority should be clean energy. His pledge to ban fracking was welcomed by environmental campaigners but was described as “madness” by the GMB union. The Guardian reports: Speaking at the Labour conference in Liverpool, shadow energy... more »

The War Of Words Between Russia And The West Has Not Been Seen Since The Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC:* *Russia and Syria: War of Words With West Is Worst in Decades* *Barbarism. Mayhem. A New Hell. War Crimes.* The language of diplomacy has taken a turn over Russia's involvement in Syria, with the rhetoric crossing lines not seen since the Cold War. A snap meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday underscored the undeniable shift — one which has not gone over well at the Kremlin. The U.S., U.K. and France — which called the meeting — walked out in protest when Syria's representative took the podium, though not before firing parting shots. *Read more* .... *W... more »

Satire: "More Americans Expected to Self-Medicate Than for Any Other Debate in History"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"More Americans Expected to Self-Medicate * *Than for Any Other Debate in History"* by Andy Borowitz HEMPSTEAD, NY (The Borowitz Report)— "As the nation awaits the first faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday night, more Americans are expected to self-medicate than for any other Presidential debate in history. With over a hundred million people projected to watch the debate, roughly sixty million of them will be barely sentient after ingesting what they deem to be the necessary dose of intoxicants. Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota, estimated on Mond... more »

"French Voting for Donald Trump?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"French Voting for Donald Trump?"* by Bill Bonner "There are two ways you can destroy a country: pull down its money, or build up its military. Usually, they go hand in hand — one hand ruining the economic body, the other attacking the soul. A different candidate? ‘I would vote for Trump.’ The remark last came from an unlikely source. The French press treats Trump like a clown or a con artist. Until last night, we had not encountered a single Frenchman with a favourable view of the Republican candidate. We usually sink in our chair when the conversation turns to US politics. ‘Are ... more »

Pioneering Grandma Building Tiny Sustainable Homes Out of Hemp

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Vic Bishop* - Hemp is the only plant that can feed you, house you, clothe you and heal you. The post Pioneering Grandma Building Tiny Sustainable Homes Out of Hemp appeared first on Waking Times.

Howler history: Williams and Matthews, way back when!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016Before that first debate:* Let's understand the potential role of the mainstream press in what happens tonight. Potentially, it doesn't *matter* what happens tonight. Potentially, what matters more is the way the mainstream press corps presents what happened later. The best example of that effect occurred in October 2000, in the aftermath of the first Bush-Gore debate. Candidate Gore was judged the winner of the debate in all five overnight polls, by an average margin of ten points. Then, the press corps got busy spinning and rearranging what had occur... more »

The Battle For Aleppo Continues -- News Roundup September 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'* (CNN)Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there. "The city is now a ghost city," the father of a two-month-old boy tells CNN. "There are only ambulances and fire trucks around and over the past three days the shelling has been horrible. "Usually I get used to the barrel bombs and I could sleep normally -- but now I can't -- the new missiles are so loud and horrifying." *Read more* .... *The Battle For Aleppo Continues -- News Roundup September 26, 2016* Hospitals over... more »

Zapatistas and Indigenous Congress 'War and Resistance Dispatch #44'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. A message for Standing Rock from the Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress of Mexico: 'Among the originary peoples of the tribes of the north, the Sioux nation weaves its own geographies that go beyond the false official geographies that locate them in another country; for us, we are all children of the same mother. They are resisting the invasion of their sacred lands, cemeteries,

Yes, “power pose” study is flawed, but shouldn’t be retracted, says one author

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
After the first author of a debated study about the benefits of positioning your body in an assertive ways — the so-called “power pose” — posted her concerns about the research, she has told us she does not believe the paper should be retracted. As reported by New York magazine, late last night, the first […] The post Yes, “power pose” study is flawed, but shouldn’t be retracted, says one author appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Debate night...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*which is not really a debate.* It's just some Kubuki theater to keep us peons happy and occupied. But, it beats NFL. Trump will be fine. Hillary will eventually be shrill. MSM will say she won. The only potential loser will be Lester Holt. He seems like a nice guy. I wish him well. And, what the hell is up with the price of snacks? Hubby requested Cheetos for his debate snack. A 7 1/2 oz bag of Cheetos at the grocery store was $3.25. Are you kidding me??? Ah, sorry hun, you've been downgraded to Brims cheese thingy's from the Dollar Store (which are just as good as Chee... more »

Syria Has Audio Of US Talking To ISIS Before Airstrike On Syrian Army

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Syrian intelligence has a recording of conversations between the American military and ISIS terrorists ahead of the US-led coalition airstrike that hit Syrian troops near Deir ez-Zor proving that the attack was deliberate, according to the speaker of the People’s Council of Syria. “The Syrian Army intercepted the communications between the Americans and Daesh ahead of the attack on Deir ez-Zor,” Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said on Monday, as cited by the Al Mayadeen channel. RT reports: According to the People’s Council speaker, the Syrian authorities have evidence that the US-led coalitio... more »

Pearl Bubble Necklaces

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
Three different dresses, one necklace. My girls were just flower girls in both of their aunt's weddings and with Christmas coming up, there are a lot of new dresses in their future. They needed necklaces to wear with all three dresses, but instead of making three different necklaces, I went with a simple and gorgeous necklace that would match all three. I love how these pearl bubble necklaces turned out and they really do go with just about everything! I got everything I needed for this necklace from Fizzy Pops! You will need from Fizzy Pops: - 20 MM Faux Pearl White Bea... more »

Fall Cupcakes and Pumpkin Donuts!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
Link Up Your Best PostsDon't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features # BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we hope to sha... more »

CawRANT Events #32

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATED: September 26, 2016.* The video I linked below, showing the torture of a Syrian soldier by the so-called "moderate rebels" seems to have been disconnected from the Internet. So I am substituting this one that I got from You Tube. Which shows what happened to two Syrian soldiers at the hands of the Israeli-supported* al Nusra*. *CawRANT Events #32* It's a brilliant, cold but sunny morning on the North American West Coast. Just a few chemtrail clouds scudding across an azure sky. So much to do! I feel like a squirrel who must get cracking, packing away some nuts for t... more »

Mexico To Start Fracking Next Year

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/fracking-expected-to-begin-next-year/ From Mexico News Daily: Fracking in the shale oil fields of Mexico could begin next year, the Energy Secretary said at a meeting yesterday in Houston, Texas. ADVERTISEMENT Pedro Joaquín Coldwell was speaking to energy company executives and others at Rice University when 

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