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Thomas Paine

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

31 October - Blogs I'm Following

12:16 am MDT  Nov 1

"Why Huma Needed A 10,000 Email 'Life Insurance' Folder', What They Found Is FAR Worse"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 28 minutes ago
*"Clinton Campaign Chairman E-mail:* * 'Foreign Govt Donors: all the money is in.'"* by Newsroom "Get out the handcuffs and put them on Hillary Clinton, right now, today. An email from Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, Tina Flourney to Hillary Clinton's Campaign Chairman, John Podesta, dated February 2015 is quite direct- "Foreign Govt donors: all the money is in." OK, so now that we know for an absolute fact that the Chairman of the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign had been told "all the money is in" from "foreign govt donors" we have to ask: What did that foreign govt money b... more »

Good news: Gay marriage closer to realization in Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*The old supports of an old railroad bridge, now a bike path, outside Shihgang. The supports were moved out and left in the river, and the new ones slid under to take their place.* It's kinda hard to believe, but Taiwan's embrace of LGBT issues, including appointing a transgendered person to digital minister, is going to lead the island to become Asia's first country in which gay marriage is legalized. WaPo reports: In October, lawmakers from Taiwan's new ruling party, the Democratic Progressive Party, introduced a bill that would eliminate gender from the national constitution's ... more »

Classified Material Found In Emails Between Clinton And Abedin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Newly released email exchanges between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin reveal that the pair regularly sent classified information over Clinton’s unsecured email server. As the FBI relaunch their email investigation, Judicial Watch released 323-pages of State Department documents on Monday that show at least three Clinton-Abedin email exchanges illegally discussing material deemed “classified to protect national security”. Judicialwatch.org reports: Also included in the newly obtained documents is an additional instance of the State Department doing special favors for a high-dolla... more »

Video Evidence Of Biggest Election Fraud In U.S. History

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A bombshell investigation has revealed that software used in almost all precincts across the U.S. is used to commit election fraud on an enormous scale. Bev Harris, a leading expert on voter fraud, filmed what she describes as “the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found,” that allows officials to change the results of the election. Infowars.com reports: Used in precincts all across the country, the software – deemed “the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found” – allows votes to be fractured and rounded up or down to sway the results for any candidate. A... more »

UK Officially Declare Russia ‘Threat To National Security’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The director general of the MI5 intelligence agency in the UK has declared Russia a “threat to national security” in a grave warning on Monday. Speaking with the Guardian, Andrew Parker warned that Russia is currently using all of its cutting-edge tools in order to undermine Britain. Presstv.com reports: “It is using its whole range of state organs and powers to push its foreign policy abroad in increasingly aggressive ways – involving propaganda, espionage, subversion and cyber-attacks. Russia is at work across Europe and in the UK today. It is MI5’s job to get in the way of tha... more »

World War 3: Putin Declares Norway An ‘Enemy’ Of Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Norway that it has made itself an enemy of Russia by allowing the deployment of US troops on its land. Frants Klintsevich, a deputy chairman of Russia’s defence and security committee, warned that Russia will now consider using nuclear weapons against Norway as the deployment of 330 US marines was an obvious provocation towards World War 3. Thelocal.no reports: “This is very dangerous for Norway and Norwegians,” he said. “How should we react to this? We have never before had Norway on the list of targets for our strategic weapons. But if... more »

Endorsements From Weird Places

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*The case for Hillary* The 3 biggest newspapers in South Carolina, *The Post and Courier*, *The State* and the *Greenville News* are all reliably Republican in a reliably red state. In 1964 South Carolina was one of only 6 states to vote for Barry Goldwater when he was crushed by Lyndon Johnson, 43,127,041 to 27,175,754 in the popular vote and 486-52 in the electoral college. The last time South Carolina voted for a Democrat was in 1976 when they helped elect neighboring Georgia's Jimmy Carter; that was 40 years ago and this year they will certainly give their 9 electoral votes to T... more »

Justin Trudeau's 16 word report on electoral reform

Alison at Creekside - 3 hours ago
Results of the public consultation on electoral reform in the Papineau riding"*most* were favourable to the idea of a proportional and mixed-proportional voting system" Discussion of electoral reform in Canada suffered from an almost total four month legacy media blackout on the more than 40 Electoral Reform Committee meetings held in June through October and the over 300 witnesses who testified at them. Ditto the cross-Canada community consultations held by the committee, individual MPs, and Minister Monsef. That changed on October 19 when Justin Trudeau told LeDevoir that there ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
"For me, personally, it's brunettes. But *redheads *are the wildcard...." No, it's an extremely thoughtful and insightful question, and Lynch's answer is extreme important and informative. You notice, when he asks the "silly" question, there is some patchy laughter from one or two members of the audience (who think its stupid), but not from Lynch, (who knows that it is not). It only SOUNDS stupid. He acknowledges the premise of the question, and then gives a serious answer, so the question itself is anything but stupid. And this of course is well known. The fact that he uses w... more »

Packer on Trump’s taxes

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
There are many reasons to dislike Donald Trump’s candidacy for the job falsely-billed as the most powerful in the world. Minimising his taxes is not among them. The late Kerry Packer explained why some years ago to a bunch of Australian politicians gathered to investigate his own alleged misdeeds. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Musical Interlude: "Watch Two Strangers Make Beautiful Music Together In A Paris Train Station"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Watch Two Strangers Make Beautiful Music Together In A Paris Train Station"* Proof that music really is a universal language. by Chloe Fox "Music just makes everything better- even traveling through a busy and crowded train station. Which is precisely why French train company SNCF decided to put pianos smack dab in the middle of select train stations. The pianos- which are known as “À vous de jouer” pianos, or "It’s your turn to play"- are free for anyone to use, and lucky travelers in March of this year were treated to a real show when two complete strangers improvised a beautifu... more »

Michelle Obama Deletes Hillary Clinton From Twitter

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Michelle Obama has scrubbed all references to Hillary Clinton from both of her Twitter accounts as news breaks that Clinton is under two different FBI investigations involving four FBI offices. The @FLOTUS account has been wiped clean of all traces of Hillary, and @MichelleObama, a verified page with almost six million followers, has been scrubbed all the way back to 2013. Is Michelle performing a last minute tidy up, clearing out the clutter before the dumpster fire of the Democratic campaign finally burns out? Are the Washington elite preparing to move on from Hillary? Bernie Sa... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"What does this aurora look like to you? While braving the cold to watch the skies above northern Canada early one morning in 2013, a most unusual aurora appeared. The aurora definitely appeared to be shaped like something , but what? Two ghostly possibilities recorded by the astrophotographer were "witch" and "goddess of dawn", but please feel free to suggest your own Halloween-enhanced impressions. *Click image for larger size.* Regardless of fantastical pareidolic interpretations, the pictured aurora had a typical green color and was surely caused by the scientifically commonplac...more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Pain"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Prophet- On Pain"* "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. Pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your ... more »

The Poet: Herman Melville, “The Martyr”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Martyr”* “Good Friday was the day Of the prodigy and crime, When they killed him in his pity, When they killed him in his prime Of clemency and calm- When with yearning he was filled To redeem the evil-willed, And, though conqueror, be kind; But they killed him in his kindness, In their madness and their blindness, And they killed him from behind. There is sobbing of the strong, And a pall upon the land; But the People in their weeping Bare the iron hand: Beware the People weeping When they bare the iron hand. He lieth in his blood- The father in his face; They have killed him, th... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Jante's Shield: The Law of Jante"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Jante's Shield: *The Law of Jante" by Paulo Coelho "'The Law of Jante?' Of course I had never heard of this, so he explained what it was. I continued on my journey and discovered it is hard to find anyone in any of the Scandinavian countries who does not know this law. Although the law exists since the beginning of civilization, it was only officially declared in 1933 by writer Aksel Sandemose in the novel “A Refugee Goes Beyond Limits.” The sad truth is that the Law of Jante is a rule applied in every country in the world, despite the fact that Brazilians say that “this only hap... more »

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Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago

"Premonitions: Yes, We Do Have A Sixth Sense”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
* "Premonitions: Yes, We Do Have A Sixth Sense”* By Sarah Chalmers "On Friday, October 21, 1966, a mountain of coal waste, perched above the Welsh mining village of Aberfan, broke loose and came flowing down uncontrollably. Destabilized by recent rains, a river of black coal sludge, water and boulders bore down on Aberfan. It steamrollered over a tiny cottage halfway down the slope, thundered through Pantglas Junior School, obliterated a further 20 houses- then finally came to rest. A total of 144 people, including many children, were crushed or suffocated to death in one of Britai... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Jante's Shield: The Law of Jante"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Jante's Shield: *The Law of Jante" by Paulo Coelho "'The Law of Jante?' Of course I had never heard of this, so he explained what it was. I continued on my journey and discovered it is hard to find anyone in any of the Scandinavian countries who does not know this law. Although the law exists since the beginning of civilization, it was only officially declared in 1933 by writer Aksel Sandemose in the novel “A Refugee Goes Beyond Limits.” The sad truth is that the Law of Jante is a rule applied in every country in the world, despite the fact that Brazilians say that “this only h... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Roswell, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Tell The Truth..."

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

Poll: Half Of Russians Fear That World War III May Start Because Of Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*RT:* *Half of Russians fear Syria standoff could spark WW3, poll shows* Almost half of all respondents in a recent Russian opinion poll said they feared that the aggravation of relations between Russia and the West caused by the ongoing crisis in Syria could develop into a global military conflict. The share of those who see the probability of World War Three in the near future as high or very high is now at 48 percent and those who appraise it as low or very low comprise 42 percent of society, the privately-owned public opinion research center Levada reported on Monday. The rema... more »

Looking For Candidate Advice-- From The U.S. Senate To State Legislatures

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Blue America spends most of its time and energy on House races. As far as the 2016 Senate races go, after Donna Edwards (MD), PG Sittenfeld (OH) and Alan Grayson (FL) were defeated in their primaries by establishment candidates the only Senate endorsements we have left are for Russ Feingold (WI), who looks like he'll probably win a week from tomorrow, and two long-shots who beat their more conservative opponents, Ray Metcalfe (AK) and Misty Kathrine Snow (UT). Still, people are always asking who's worth supporting and who isn't. For anyone interested in my opinion, I have a list ... more »

Budd Hopkins

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | Kiwi series ‘The Brokenwood Mysteries’ offers twisty small-town tales

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
Lush New Zealand scenery, good acting, and sharp plotting keeps us involved in these rural 2-hour murder mysteries. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | October 31, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | Kiwi series ‘The Brokenwood Mysteries’ offers twisty small-town tales

Patient Zero and Global Health

Jeremy Youde at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
With any luck, the myth of Patient Zero being responsible for HIV/AIDS in the US will finally be completely put to rest. Gaétan Dugas may not be a household name for most, but he’s the man who has largely been blamed for HIV/AIDS in the United States. Dugas was a gay French-Canadian airline steward who […]

The Council of Pirates

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
List of Bush-era neo-cons supporting Hillary - speaks for itself.....watch out who you crawl in bed with....... more »

Sacramento Area Activists Hold Protest in Solidarity with Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Liliana Mendoza (Maya) stands in front of federal building in Sacramento at a protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Photo Copyright by Francisco Dominguez.Sacramento Area Activists Hold Protest in Solidarity with Standing Rockby Dan Bacher Censored NewsThe Sacramento Area Friends and Relatives of the Lakota Nation sponsored a peaceful and indigenous faith-based event protest

POTUS: the most powerful person in the world?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
I keep hearing that Clinton and Trump are locked in mortal combat to be, and I quote, “the most powerful person in the world.” I hear it everywhere. On radio, on the interweb, on TV (the few times I watch it), in conversation. But it’s wrong. The office of President of the United States grants no special *physical* powers. When a pipe in the Gulf of Mexico was spewing oil, all the ranting in the Oval Office about “capping the damn well” had precisely zero effect on the well. It continued to flow until plugged by someone who had the power to understand how offshore wells work.... more »

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- October 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *White House says FBI director not trying to influence election* President Barack Obama believes FBI Director James Comey is a man of integrity and is not trying to influence the U.S. presidential election by announcing scrutiny of additional emails linked to Democrat Hillary Clinton's private server, the White House said on Monday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest also said he has no "independent knowledge" of how Comey had arrived at his decision to make public the FBI email investigation or "what factors were considered" in his decision to discuss the issue publicl... more »

FBI To Scour 650k Emails Linked To Private Server Used By Hillary Clinton

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The FBI has obtained a search warrant to comb through 650,000 emails found on a Clinton aide husband’s laptop, looking for those linked to Hillary’s private email server. The FBI has reopened its probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server after coming across newly discovered emails during a sexting probe on former congressman Anthony Weiner, who is the estranged husband of Clinton top aide, Huma Abedin. The renewed probe will probably not achieve any results in the time remaining before U.S. Election Day. RT.com reports: The search warrant allows the bureau to scour through ... more »

Lebanon Chooses Iran And Hezbollah Ally Michel Aoun As President

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Lebanon’s parliament has finally selected a president after a two-year political impasse. On Monday, Iranian backed politician and ally of militant group Hezbollah, General Michel Aoun was chosen by Lebanon’s parliament to lead the country. Saad Hariri is expected to be appointed prime minister. This is bad news for Saudi Arabia and opens up a new chapter for the country that was once described as the Venice of the Mediterranean before regional and religious conflicts tore it apart over the last decades. USA Today reports: Aoun, 81, is an ally of Hezbollah, the Shiite militia and ... more »

Secret Space Program "V" Ship seen in Albany, New York

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
[10/31/16, 6:32:19 PM] Martha : S is messaging. His friend in NY is seeing something. [10/31/16, 6:32:44 PM] S: From P, ((who has no idea what we saw)), He wrote: "so i look out my front window. and see the big V ... what the heck.. why not .. haven't imaged a thing in 2 months lol .. 18:40EST 20:40Z.. no stacking *[image color multiplying]* no Photoshop.. lol [10/31/16, 6:33:08 PM] S: here are his two pics. Look to the left of the street light. [10/31/16, 6:34:40 PM] S: He is posting current time, Albany, NY, so that would make it 7:19 EST, Oct. 31, 2016. [10/31/16, 6:3... more »

Corrupt Clinton Crime Cartel along with Hillary’s Presidential Hopes May be Crumbling into Oblivion

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 6 hours ago
Last Friday just 11 days prior to the November 8th election, FBI Director James Comey dropped the bombshell of the entire election year, stating that he is reopening the Clinton internet server investigation over new “pertinent” emails found on disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Weiner is the husband of Hillary’s 20-year top aide and deputy campaign manager Huma Abedin. And as of Sunday evening, the Department of Justice and FBI obtained the warrant necessary to begin analyzing 650,000 emails (according to the *Wall Street Journal*) discovered by the FBI on Weiner’s...more »

"Why Comey Did It: The Real Reason the FBI Moved on Hillary"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Why Comey Did It: The Real Reason the FBI Moved on Hillary"* by Michael Covel "Just when you thought the soap opera couldn’t get any more bizarre... On Friday, FBI director James Comey informed Congress he was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. In a shocking twist in the case, agents investigating former congressman and resident pervert Anthony Weiner for “sexting” with a minor recovered one of his laptops containing thousands of emails… Among them were State Department-related emails from Weiner’s estranged wife, Huma Abedin, a close aide to Clinton and a ... more »

Session with Loie on October 30, 2016 Seeing a Sphere coming into view in a future moment in Texas

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Loie: Bill, nice work, dear! Loie. Bill: Thank you! I was hoping to learn more we will chat again! Hi Loie! Loie: Bill I have an important visual for you. When you are ready. Feel me? Bill: I felt you had something important Loie: Yes, love. Bill: Yes feel you very clearly tonight perhaps because I'm rested Loie: Boosting the flow now, love! Follow the flow. Bill: Should I describe or keep to myself? Flow is growing Loie: As you feel, love. Transparency is perfect. But privacy is respected, too. *[a short session regarding another person's rather exceptional childhood redacte... more »

Hillary Clinton smells like boiled cabbage, urine and farts?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*we've all suspected that she wasn't too clean.*

Médicos atacados por la policía de Estados Unidos mientras daban primeros auxilios a civiles en Dakota del Norte.

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Violent police attack on Standing Rock water protectors Oct. 27, 2016 . . Photo copyright Sara LaFleur-Vetter Médicos atacados por la policía de Estados Unidos mientras daban primeros auxilios a civiles en Dakota del Norte. Morton county sheriff and the violent gang of police targeted and arrested medics while they were treating patients. Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Welcome to Bizarro World

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
So today alone, Peter Thiel called Trump, "humble" while Obama called Donna Brazile "a person of high character." Welcome to Bizarro World. pic.twitter.com/pV4eiU8oTo — BasementDweller Zero (@jurassicpork59) October 31, 201 Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the 100th richest man on earth: "Use the proles as window dressing & pretend we're on their side." #PodestaEmails24 pic.twitter.com/I2yDgCPiKl — BasementDweller Zero (@jurassicpork59) October 31, 2016 @CNN finally showed some self-preservation instincts & fired Donna Brazile. https://t.co/FoJo11kzNR #podestaemails24 #hillaryforprison — ... more »

Ghouls 'n Ghosts for the MegaDrive/Genesis

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
The Moon grimaces through the mist to cast a feeble glow on the cemetery, and something is astir. Beneath a moss covered tombstone, the soil is disturbed as one bony hand breaks the surface. It cloys the air, grasping, reaching for a root. With an ungodly sigh, it grabs hold and starts hauling itself out. The grave bursts open and a hooded, skeletal figure thrusts itself into the night. It examines its robe, and the flash of a scythe catches a sparkle of starlight. Sightless eyes scan the scene. It begins to shuffle forward ... and explodes into a pile of bones and dust. Picking up ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #213Open Line with the Child Caregivers, Galactic Incubators

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Image from the anime Dragonball Z the image I saw was horizontal, but similar Denice: How are you? Bill: Okay. Slept for about 4 hrs. You? Denice: Great!! Lots of energy here! You must have been working😊 Bill: I got to bed late then woke at 6 am Denice: 😊 Bill: I went out like a light. Tremendous amount of energy came through Like what comes thru at night. Bill: Not sure why more comes thru when I lay down or maybe I just notice it more? Denice: Nice! Bill: Body feels like wind turbulence going thru it at times Denice: My feet are vibrating. Bill: Lose you? Denice: Here. Bil... more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... October 31 , 2016.......Quick Hits For Monday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Weekly Calendar Of Events ; US Stocks , Bonds & Oil Have A Rough Start For Monday ; Oil Has Even Rougher Day ( Production Freeze Deal Myth Falling Away ) ; FX News De Jour ; European & Asian Market Updates ; Additional Items For Monday. 2) US Election Updates : FBI Re-Opened Investigation Gets Going With Warrant Obtained To Review Huma Abedin Emails On Anthony Weiner Laptop ; HRC Doing Triage For Her Campaign ( Abedin Going Under Bus Wheels) ; Political Firestorm Directed At FBI Director Comey Continues ; Election Polling. 3) Around The Horn In Europe - Greece , Italy , UK & More. 4) Around MENA Horn - New ARab Spring Uprising In Algeria , Libya News De Jour , Syria & Iraq , Turkey News.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 7 hours ago
Markets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Weekly calendar. .. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Key Events In The Coming Busy Week http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-3 1/key-events-coming-busy-week … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Another day around the way.. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge The Real October Surprise: Stocks, Bonds, Gold, & Oil All Dump As The Dollar Jumps http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-3 1/real-october-surprise-stocks-bonds-gold... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*"Trump will be the Icebreaker of The Revolution."*

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Seth Jones, Foreign Policy*: *Can the Islamic State Lose Mosul and Still Win?* *There’s a well-established playbook for pivoting to guerilla warfare.* Mosul was the first major Iraqi city conquered by the Islamic State during its blitzkrieg in the summer of 2014, and its loss would be a serious blow for a group that claims it will create a pan-Islamic caliphate based in the Middle East. But past insurgencies suggest it is far too early to count the Islamic State out. There’s still plenty of time for it to follow in the footsteps of other successful insurgent groups. This year ce... more »

Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress -- ConSciences for Humanity in Dec/Jan

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Calendar for the 5th Congress of the CNI and the Gathering 'Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity'ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATIONMEXICOOctober 26, 2016.To the invited and attending Scientists of the Gathering “Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity”: To the compañeras, compañeros, compañeroas of the National and International Sixth: Brothers and sisters:We send you greetings.

Cue Card Libertarianism: Constitution

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Geoffrey Palmer has resurrected his life-long desire for a written constitution that would undoubtedly entrench the fashionable-but-wrong interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi and cement in so-called welfare rights.* *In any case, it will with complete certainly be one that **Thomas Jefferson** and his friends would only barely recognise (even as we should recognise the repairs to the sacred document they draw up that are necessary for it to continue the job they hoped for it).* *An appropriate time then to re-post (with new links!) my Cue Card on what a constitution is f... more »

BreXit : Black Wednesday

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
A Documentary About the Crash of the Pound Sterling in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism *An Ode to Negative Equity* Freude, schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt*; Alle Menschen werden Brüder* Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt. Wem der große Wurf gelungen Eines Freundes Freund zu sein; Wer ein holdes Weib errungen Mische seinen Jubel ein! Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund! Und wer's nie gekonnt, der stehle Weinend sich aus diesem Bund! Freude trink...more »

Hampered health market a blinding failure for southern patients

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Did you hear news this morning that ophthalmologists in Southland are so overworked that eye patients are losing vision in their long wait for available specialists. “The condition of 30 people who are losing their eyesight has worsened because of significant delays in treatment at Dunedin and Southland hospitals,” says RNZ. *Six of the worst-affected patients have had severe eyesight loss. A further 4600 people have received letters from Southern District Health Board (DHB) this week saying their eye operations are overdue… "Twenty-four of the patients have had to hav... more »

Be a part of an Historic event - CSIRO Evidence.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 8 hours ago
[image: Image result for senator malcolm roberts] Release from the office of Senator Malcolm Roberts. *Be a part of an Historic event* Hello Friends, Next week Senator Malcolm Roberts will be announcing his report on the Climate Science evidence of CSIRO. This is the first time anyone has been able to pin down and report on the exact evidence that Australia`s Government Climate Policy is based upon. On Tuesday, November 8th at 8 pm Senator Roberts, Tim Ball, Steve Goddard, & Jennifer Marohasy will present the evidence in detail that Senator Roberts r... more »

World News Briefs -- October 31, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Joint Iraqi forces poised to enter Mosul to fight ISIL* Troops reach outskirts of ISIL-held city for first time since offensive began, as PM warns fighters to surrender or die. Iraqi special forces stood poised to enter Mosul in an offensive to drive out fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group after sweeping into the last village on the city's eastern edge on Monday. The troops said they fended off suicide car bombs without losing a soldier. Armored vehicles drew fire from mortars and small arms as they moved on the village of Bazwaya in an assaul... more »

Prototype of Panic- Orson Welles' War of the Worlds: An Experiment in Mass Mind Control

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
* In honour of Halloween*-* Let's take a walk back to 1938 and recall the radio broadcast of Orson Welles'... "War of the Worlds"* A broadcast that stands out in history as possibly the first large scale, thanks to the wide spread availability of radio, perception managing/ psychological experiment. Conducted on the unwitting masses *designed specifically to understand how fear could be induced, effectively.* *Image and some info borrowed from here* * Radio is an altogether novel medium of communication, preeminent as a means of social control, and epochal in its influence upo... more »

Drone Footage Captures The Moment A Missile Streaks Through The Sky And Destroys A Building In Aleppo (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Incredible drone footage captures the devastating moment that a missile streaks through the sky and slams into buildings in Aleppo as Syrian forces hit back at insurgents * * Heavy fighting has been reported in districts claimed by insurgents during an offensive on Friday * The images, posted online by the Ahrar al-Sham militant group, purports to show a blast on the ground, apparently the result of an airstrike in Aleppo * Dramatic video footage, taken by a drone, emerged today after the airstrikes and shows the moment a missile strikes * It is believed at least 10 ... more »

FBI Insider: Clinton Emails Linked To Political Pedophile Sex Ring

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An FBI source has confirmed that evidence has emerged from the Clinton email investigation that a massive child trafficking and pedophile sex ring operates in Washington. According to reports, at least 6 members of Congress and several leaders from federal agencies are implicated in the pedophile ring, which they say was run directly with the Clinton Foundation as a front. According to an NYPD source, emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop detail trips made by Weiner, Bill and Hillary Clinton on convicted pedophile pal billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s plane ‘Lolitta express‘ to a pl... more »

Freddy Krueger Escapes Shooting – Injures Five At Halloween Party

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A man dressed as Freddy Krueger and an accomplice have shot five people at a large Halloween party in San Antonio, Texas. Early Sunday a man dressed like the fictional serial killer from the film ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ opened fire on a large crowd after an argument turned violent. The shooters are still at large. Kens5 reports: The shooting happened on the 2900 block of Aspen Meadow around 5 a.m. on Sunday. One of the residents who did not want to go on camera said he was throwing the party with his housemates and was taking fees at the door. He said several men he did not know ... more »

UN & Amnesty Investigate Human Rights Violations At Standing Rock

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The United Nations and Amnesty International have both announced that they are sending officials to investigate allegations of human rights violations at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. According to a UN press release expert Grand Chief Edward John was due to arrive at Standing Rock on Saturday 30th October to gather information on human rights violations Grand Chief Edward John has been an Indigenous expert member of the UNPFII from North America for the past six years. As a UN expert, he will be visiting in his offici...more »

No one cares about low-income kids!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016Except perhaps maybe as click-bait:* What explains our very large "racial"/ethnic achievement gaps? We refer to the types of gaps which obtained on the 2012 PISA, which tested 15-year-old students: *Average scores, Reading Literacy, 2012 PISA* *United States, Asian-American students: 550* Japan: 538 South Korea: 536 Finland: 524 Taiwan: 523 *United States, white students: 519* United States: 498 *United States, Hispanic students: 478United States, black students: 443* According to PISA-connected Amanda Ripley, 39 points on the PISA scale is considered to be ... more »

Standing Rock Standoff Just Latest in Pipeline Crises

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 8 hours ago
October 30, 2016 by Roberto Rodriguez The historic battle over the 1170-mile Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) has consequences far beyond the environmental danger posed by what is deep below the Earth’s surface — what is referred to as “zuzeca sape” or the black snake — or the millions of barrels of oil that are slated to move from North Dakota to Illinois. This includes Lakota, Dakota and Nakota lands. While this black snake poses a danger to the Missouri River and to all its nearby residents, it is also part of a historic battle pitting unceded Dakota territory claimed by the Stand... more »

Is Syria/Russia/Hezbollah/And Iranian Forces Preparing For A Major Offensive To Retake Rebel Controlled Aleppo?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Australian/The Times:* *Aleppo: Putin set to launch huge attack* Vladimir Putin will launch a full-scale military assault on the Syrian city of Aleppo as early as this week, according to Western intelligence. The Russian President plans to exploit a political hiatus in Washington during the presidential election and its aftermath to ­secure a decisive victory in the rebel-held east of the city by the middle of January for his ally President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow’s only aircraft carrier, which is travelling to a strike position in the eastern Mediterranean, will be used to e... more »

Standing Rock -- Brutalized by police and jailed in 'dog kennels'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
An injured water protector is carried to safety during the brutal police attack on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 Photo copyright by photographer By Brenda Norrell Censored News English and Espanol Dear friends, My heart has been on the ground. Please share these articles about the horrific attack on water protectors on Thursday at the new Treaty Camp which was established on the path of

Star Citizen - so what is this - game I'm flying?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
STAR CITIZEN, is it a singleplayer with an optional sandbox, or is it a sandbox with scripted missions? You'all have read my first and most recent *Star Citizen* post entitled DOORS where I went into gruesome detail about how to salvage some multiplayer usability from the product SC's sold itself as. But what really is it? This game? What is its user-end experience? SC's universe is being rendered in vast scope... and the kickstarter budget is still growing, allowing for new feature blurt... and the bug reports are probably flooding in and being 'arbitrarily fixed' i.e. hacked wi... more »

“Thoughts On Comey And The FBI”; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Thoughts On Comey And The FBI”* by Karl Denninger “Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” - Sherlock Holmes "Let's talk about Comey and the newest "revelation" in the Hillary saga. There was this gagging sound that had to have been from Huma Abedin when the announcement was made. She protested she "didn't know" how the emails got on her estranged pervert husband's laptop, but it wasn't a few emails, as the Clinton camp originally protested- it appears it was 650,000 emails. This is the consequence, incidentally, of the c...more »

Trump's Longshot Hope For A Single Electoral Vote In Maine Has Largely Evaporated

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Lisbon, Maine-- Trump's beloved "poorly educated"* Tomorrow Bernie will be back in Maine (Deering High School in Portland at 6:30)-- where he earlier beat Hillary in the primary caucuses 64.3% to 35.5%-- vigorously campaigning for her and doing what he can to save the nation from Trump, who, back in caucus time, only won two Maine counties, Knox and Aroostook. Trump was back in Maine Friday-- his fifth visit-- this time in Lisbon, southeast of Lewiston. Lisbon Street, which goes directly from Lewiston to Lisbon was lined with a motley collection of Trump supporters waving "Make Ame... more »

Yet Another Attempt To Blame Cold Winters On Global Warming!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dreaded-polar-vortex-may-be-shifting/?wt.mc=SA_Facebook-Share Every year it seems we get a new study linking cold winters to global warming and “melting” Arctic ice. Only last month I debunked the latest attempt, and I assumed this must be the same study. Turned out I was wrong! This is what Unscientific American has to say […]

Mohawk Nation News 'Bomb Trains'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
BOMB TRAINS Posted on October 31, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. OCT. 31, 2016. Many people around the world are to be commended for their great effort to do to the best of their ability, knowledge to adhere to what they understand is our responsibility. kaia’nere:kowa, the great peace, is the act of acknowledgement, respect and taking responsibility. Everybody has to stand up and

Watch "Trey Gowdy on FBI Finding 650,000 Clinton Emails" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/NVICU6bdVaA And from 11:40 a fascinating update to the Robert Creamer allegations from Project Veritas.

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates October 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Syria: Rebel assault to break Aleppo siege slows* *Rebel offensive to cross into city's east eases as regime forces fight back, and amid UN concern over civilian deaths.* A rebel assault to break the siege of Syria's Aleppo slowed on Monday amid fierce resistance from regime forces, as the UN said it was "appalled" by opposition fire on civilians. Rebels launched a major assault on Friday, backed by car bombs and salvos of rockets, to break through government lines and reach the 250,000 people besieged in the city's east. Aleppo has been hit by some of the worst vi... more »

Watch "BBC Tries to Ambush Milo...With Exactly The Result You'd Expect" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago

Oct. 31: What is a newspaper that uses lots of photos? Cheap!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
The most important news of the day in the iriving press is that cranberry prices are down. To send that message home, the paper also offers three-quarters of a page of photos of cranberry fields. (You see one cranberry field, you've seen 'em all. But photos are cheap page fillers. There's also a full page of photos of people in Hallowe'en costumes.) There's a small story, very small, about the European Union trade deal with Canada - and it tells us nothing. The only item worth reading in the whole paper is Alec Bruce's column in which he points out that climate change is real - and ... more »

Criminal Trudeau Regime Signs Horrid CETA Agreement: The Truth About This "Agreement" - Horribly Flawed And Gives Outrageous Powers To Criminal Corporations!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
It has been a while since I last reported on anything new coming out of my home country, Canada... But something that happened just this last weekend did indeed catch my eye, which is of course the criminal Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, signing Canada into a new "trade agreement" called CETA with the Rothschild controlled European Union.... I figured I would look more closely at this "agreement" and what I found is most shocking and I definitely want to share that news here with everyone, especially those living in Canada! Right now, I want to present the following most ... more »

Hillary Clinton Asks Monsanto To Make Her President

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Wikileaks emails show Hillary Clinton inviting a top Monsanto executive to a fundraiser to help put her in the White House. Leaked email 28657, part of the Podesta email leaks by Wikileaks, shows that the Clinton campaign desperately sought money from Monsanto. Natural News reports: The Monsanto operative invited to the fundraiser was none other than Charles W. Burson, Monsanto’s former Executive V.P., Secretary and General Counsel. Burson, who retired from Monsanto in 2006 but still maintained an active Monsanto.com email address all the way through 2015, was praised by Monsanto ... more »

The New Power Brokers In Iraq Are The Shiite Clerics In The South Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iranian pilgrims pray as they gather outside the Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas shrines in Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad, September 11, 2016. Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters *Jack Watling, The Atlantic*: *The Shia Power Brokers of the New Iraq* *As the embattled country wages war on ISIS in the north, its future may be decided by clerics in the south.* KARBALA, Iraq—The inner sanctum of the Imam Hussein Shrine shines day and night, illuminated by jeweled chandeliers. Their light is reflected in the mirrored domes of the roof, and gleams across the gold-framed marble walls. At the center of... more »

Mental acuity at the Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016Moral acuity too:* Given its very famous brand, it's very hard for people to see the mental/moral dim-wittedness which is such a basic part of New York Times culture and practice. That said, the politics wing of the New York Times tends to be *very* dim-witted. Let's consider three recent examples. Prepare to be depressed. *Chozick spots the SAT words:* Last Friday. Amy Chozick was trying to discuss the latest bunch of hacked emails. Her piece appeared beneath a headline which was probably meant to be written in English: *Hacked Emails Reveal Image of Chel... more »

CawRANT Events #35

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
CawRANT Events #35 Good morning blog readers! It is a very dark and rainy day on the Wet Coast. Hallowe'en Day and Night will be a slog through the showers for the "Trick or Treaters". It's supposed to rain all week. Since it's definitely an "inside day"...it's a perfect day for a *RANT!* There's so much to discuss after all the geopolitically seismic and traumatic events of the past weekend. But, first, I want to give myself a wee pat on the back. Working as my own think tank here in the North West hinterland, even I've been surprised at how prescient some of my assessments an... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Updates On Situation In Syria

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
The war in Syria continues..... Honestly, I cannot see the situation changing very soon as the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal is going to continue their killing of innocent civilians and have that nation ruined, just for their absolutely ridiculous demands that Bashar al-Assad be removed from power! Disgusting is putting it mildly... Right now, I want to present some interesting articles that come courtesy of the Real Syrian Free Press website, at www.syrianfreepress.blogspot.com..... In this first article, we find evidence that the so called "Al Nusra" front of US bought and paid f... more »

Quote of the Day: On ‘needs’ v rights

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
*“All forms of collectivism in the 20th century rejected the classical liberal notion of rights and all asserted in their own way that need is a claim. For the communists, the needs of the class (proletariat) were a claim against every individual. For the Nazis, the needs of the race were a claim. For fascists (Italian-style) and for architects of the welfare state, the needs of society as a whole were a claim. Since in all these systems the state is the personification of the class, the race, society as a whole, etc., all these ideologies imply that, to one degree or another... more »

CNN Fires Host Who Rigged Debate For Hillary Clinton

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
CNN has issued a statement confirming that it will dump one of their contributors who was caught rigging debate questions in favor of Hillary Clinton. CNN contributor Donna Brazile shared debate questions with the Clinton campaign before the March primary debate and a town hall, ultimately giving Hillary Clinton the upper hand over Senator Bernie Sanders. CNN issues a statement saying it has dumped Donna Brazile after 2nd WikiLeaks email reveals her rigging debate questions for Hillary Clinton — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 31, 2016 Emails released by WikiLeaks earlier in Octob... more »

The Gorilla in the Room

Susan O at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
*by Susan Ohanian* Note: When Lisa Sanders' book was published in 2009, I wrote a version of this essay. Now, with Achieve the Core banging the drum even more loudly for teachers to Connect classroom instruction to assessment, it's time to post it again. Lisa Sanders, M. D., author of the *New York Times Magazine* "Diagnosis" column, and technical Advisor to the TV show "House, M.D.," offers many provocative stories in Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis. The gorilla story is my favorite. Sanders was invited by Dr. Marvin Chun, professor... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates October 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN:* *Battle for Mosul: The Iraqi fighters closing in on ISIS* Bazwaya, Iraq (CNN)It is across the ghostly silence and dense dust of the berms between ISIS' Mosul and advancing Iraqi special forces that the final chapter of ISIS' extinction in Iraq will play out. Yet at dusk on Saturday, the 2 kilometers between the US-trained Golden Division and the medieval world of the so-called caliphate suddenly were aflame with the loathing and terror of the world's war on ISIS. Tracer rounds flashed across the horizon; the sparks and thud of countless explosions rocked the tiny village of... more »

Culture War – The ‘Have Mores’ Mock DAPL Protectors for Halloween

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - How fashionable it is for the 'Have Mores' to mock the fight for Mother Earth. The post Culture War – The ‘Have Mores’ Mock DAPL Protectors for Halloween appeared first on Waking Times.

"How It Really Is"

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

Before the Flood

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 12 hours ago
A movie, approximately 1 1/2 hours, on climate change, with yours truly making a brief appearance at around 59:40.

‘Toxic’ Coca-Cola And Pepsi Used As Pesticide By Indian Farmers

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Besides being an effective poison to the human body, it seems Pepsi and Coca-Cola have another popular function in other parts of the world. One of India’s leading voluntary agencies, the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) said that soft drinks manufactured in India, including Pepsi and Coca-Cola, contain such high levels of pesticide residues that many farmers are using the beverages to combat pests because of low costs compared to conventional pesticide brands. Coke has been tested in many cleaning scenarios and can even compare to high strength brands to clean everything ... more »

Possible mechanism of abrupt jump in winter surface air temperature in the late 1980s over the Northern Hemisphere

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JD023864/pdf I have often alluded to an apparent shift change in UK temperatures in the late 1980s, something which also seems to have happened in other parts of NW Europe. It was with interest then that my attention was drawn to the above paper, which found the same phenomena in […]

Stefan Molyneux is deliciously un-PC and tells us why Hillary cannot be president...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*worth every minute.* *A man in touch with his inner woman*A few women over at Youtube took offense over what Stefan said about women. Really? I'm a woman, and completely agree with what he said. Women marched, whined, and shouted about being equal. Well, ladies - you can't have it both ways. You no longer can take "offense", clutch your pearls, and claim a man is being unfair to women. It simply doesn't work that way. You've succeeded brilliantly in emasculating a good portion of the male population of this country and complain there's no good men around. I was in the store... more »

More Border Clashes Between India And Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
BBC *The Times Of India:* *Soldier martyred in Pakistan ceasefire violation; Army retaliates with massive fire assault* POONCH: An army soldier was on Monday killed and two women were injured when Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts and villages using small arms and mortar shells along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin frontier districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir. "Ceasefire violations in Rajouri sector are being retaliated with massive fire assault. One army soldier was martyred," a spokesman of the Army's Northern Command said. Two women have also been inj... more »

A New Purge Is Underway In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A flag with the picture of Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan is seen during the Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by him and supported by ruling AK Party (AKP), oppositions Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), to protest against last month's failed military coup attempt, in Istanbul, Turkey, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal *Bloomberg*: *Erdogan Renews Putsch Purge With Targets in Media, Academia* * Turkey detains editor-in-chief of opposition paper Cumhuriyet * More than 110,000 state employees have been fired or detained Turkish President R... more »

TPP Is a Monopoly Protection Scheme, the Exact Opposite of a "Free Trade" Deal

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*A little confusing, but follow the gray lines. The above figure illustrates how the duration of the copyright that the Walt Disney company claims in *Steamboat Willie *— marked by the solid gray line — has twice approached expiration — by the dashed gray line. In both instances, federal lawmakers amended the Copyright Act to extend the duration, both of copyrighted works generally and works, such as *Steamboat Willie*, that predated the amendments (source; click to enlarge). In 2023, expect copyright protection in general to be extended again. This law is colloquially called "The ... more »

Has China Changed Its South China Sea Policiy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) is shown the way by Chinese President Xi Jinping before a signing ceremony held in Beijing, China, October 20, 2016. Reuters/Ng Han Guan/Pool *Reuters*: *China says 'situation' at disputed Scarborough Shoal has not changed* China said on Monday the situation at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea "has not changed and will not change", after the Philippines said Chinese vessels that blocked the area for four years had stopped harassing its fishermen. Philippine security officials on Sunday said China had scaled down its ma... more »

More Media Corruption Of The U.S. Presidenital Election Exposed.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Business Insider*: *Hacked email suggests Donna Brazile leaked question to Hillary Clinton campaign ahead of CNN primary debate* Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, appeared to have leaked a question to Hillary Clinton's campaign in advance of a CNN Democratic primary debate in March, hacked emails published by WikiLeaks on Monday suggested. "One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash," Brazile emailed John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman, and Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's communic... more »

The Avoidance Behavior Is Strong In This One

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 13 hours ago
The wuwt site has a post on "Science is in deep trouble...", concerning the sorry consensus-defending state of peer-review and the wider world's mistaken reliance on it as the arbiter of scientific truth. One comment questioned the post, by falsely questioning the author's (Donna Laframboise, I think) qualifications, not her points; I consider that avoidance behavior, and my response is: *The system is broken and truth is where you find it. Those who follow their favorite prejudice, or dogma, rather than seeking the truth, wherever it lies, will not recognize the truth as such even ... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Pumpkin from Carefree Arizona's Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, Ray Villafane Artist. http://carefreepumpkingarden.com/

"The Object Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"*Glory:* I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of and all I see is seven billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around, everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind, 'cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts." - Douglas Petrie

The Socorro Symbol Conundrum

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 14 hours ago
Since the discussion of the Socorro symbol isn’t confusing enough, here is another conundrum. I have in my possession handwritten documents that are apparently notes taken at some point after the landing. These notes were sent to me by Rob Mercer who acquired them from a former Project Blue Book officer. So we do have a provenance for them and a chain of custody though that chain might be a little bit cloudy. On page 59, though I’m not sure what the numbers mean because it is a short document that begins on page 56, it says, “There were fresh imprints resembling a V with a bar acro... more »

Hospitalization of participant in child psych study prompted misconduct inquiry: Letter

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The adverse event that prompted the University of Illinois at Chicago to shutter three trials by a child psychiatrist occurred when one of the study subjects was hospitalized. According to a 2013 letter obtained by Retraction Watch through a public records request, the subject was admitted to a 10-day inpatient treatment program after exhibiting an increase in […] The post Hospitalization of participant in child psych study prompted misconduct inquiry: Letter appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
I was cited by Michael Knights and Alex Mello in “Losing Mosul, Regenerating In Diyala: How The Islamic State Could Exploit Iraq’s Sectarian Tinderbox,” in CTC Sentinel. I was also mentioned in "IS kills hundreds of prisoners in Mosul as offensive closes in: UN" in Middle East Eye.

Mosul Campaign Day Fourteen, Oct 30, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The joint Iraqi forces were pushing in on Mosul from all sides on October 30. The Hashd who are now moving from the south towards Tal Afar west of Mosul made some more conspiratorial accusations against the U.S., while threatening to go to Syria after Mosul was liberated. Ex-Ninewa Governor Atheel Nujafi also gave his thoughts on the campaign. The Iraqi army, Peshmerga and Hashd all took towns on October 30. The 9th Division took Ali Rash in the east, the Peshmergatwo towns, and the Hashd six as well in the southwest. The Hashd recently joined the fray headings towards Tal Afar to... more »

World News Briefs -- October 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC: **Mosul battle: Iraqi forces near city's eastern outskirts* Iraqi special forces are now less than 1.5km from the eastern outskirts of Mosul and are preparing to enter the city held by Islamic State fighters. Hundreds of Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) troops entered Bazwaya, the last village before the city limits, after launching a dawn assault on Monday. A BBC correspondent travelling with them says there was some resistance, with car bombs targeting the convoy. Units of the army's ninth division are meanwhile advancing from the south. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Ir... more »

"Winners Who Won the Wind"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Winners Who Won the Wind"* by Uncola "Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind." - Proverbs 11:29 "On the morning of Wednesday, November 3rd, 1976, I heard my father tell my mother Jimmy Carter won the election. I have not forgotten how my mother replied. In a resigned manner, and with a fatalistic sigh, she said: “Oh no”, to which my father replied with the same sense of concern, sadness and resignation in his voice: “Yep”. Looking at the pimply faced pre-teen staring back at me from the mirror that morning, I sensed something bad had just happened. Something b... more »

BOMBSHELLS INC.: Bombshells R them!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016Part 1—A real bombshell, CNN said:* Last Friday afternoon, the moving finger of James B. Comey—"Comey the God"—wrote a few mysterious words on the latest stone tablet. His latest pronouncement was remarkably brief. It was also quite vague. As any journalist would have known, the very fact of the pronouncement seemed to fly in the face of certain well-known, established procedures. Especially when the corps is pretending to conduct campaign discussions, vague pronouncements of this type can produce much more heat than light. A serious journalist would appro... more »

Neoliberal Undead Match

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
What better day for the flurry of breathless announcements that Hillary and Donald are now in a Dead Heat? They're allegedly in as tight of a race as the sales of their Halloween costumes. Oh, the Humanthony. For purposes of oligarchy and wage-suppressing globalism, that overpriced and suffocating Clinton or Trump mask you might be wearing to scare the crap out of your friends and neighbors tonight was manufactured in China for mere pennies. Because USA! USA! USA! The bummer of a plot twist in this year's contrived suspense is that since fully one-fourth of battleground state vote... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An U.S. Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. U.S. Navy via Reuters *NBC:* *U.S. Officials: Russian and U.S. Military Aircraft Have Near Weekly Close Calls* MIDDLE EAST— A U.S. military aircraft had a close call with a Russian military fighter jet earlier this month over Syria as tensions between America and Moscow continue to escalate. According to the general in charge of the air war over Iraq and Syria, Russian military aircraft intercept U.S. military planes ... more »

Morning Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIuCwnnDq8k *“Hallelujah”* “Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord. But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift, The battle king composing Hallelujah… Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Your faith was strong but you needed proof. You saw her bathing on the roof. Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you. She tied you to a kitchen chair, She broke your throne, and she cut your hair. And from your lips sh... more »

More Free Advertising For Tesla From The BBC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t CheshireRed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37809151 I notice that the BBC is still giving free advertising to Tesla! Roof tiles with built-in solar panels have been unveiled by Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. The tiles, made from glass, are intended to be a more attractive way to add solar panels to […]

Mexico: UFO Over Speedway During Formula 1 Trials

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: Alfonso Salazar Date: 10.30.2016* *Mexico: UFO Over Speedway During Formula 1 Trials* *By Alfonso Salazar* During the Formula 1 speed trials this afternoon (October 29, 2016) the time being 1:25 in the afternoon, an unidentified flying object flew over the Hnos. Rodriguez speedway from west to east at an altitude of approximately 10,000 meters. The UFO flew at a speed comparable to that of aircraft. It was highly visible, as the sky was completely blue. Witnesses to the UFO's transit were on the orange stands to the left of the main track, and the UFO went off toward the... more »

Who wrote this chem paper? Author claims her name was removed without consent

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A researcher is claiming that her former PhD students impersonated her to remove her name as a co-author on a 2015 study. According to an editor’s note, published in Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, the journal received confirmation from all three authors that the aforementioned researcher should be removed from the author list during […] The post Who wrote this chem paper? Author claims her name was removed without consent appeared first on Retraction Watch.

I have never watched Salior Moon

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I do find it very compelling in the abstract. Not at all like Brony.

U.S. Special Forces Impatient With Their British SAS Counterparts Who Double Check Every Order Due To Fears Of War Crime Charges

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
© UK MOD *Daily Mail*: *British SAS soldiers are so worried about being prosecuted for war crimes they are being left behind on key missions by their gung-ho US colleagues * * British forces are going on fewer key missions with American counterparts * Fear of prosecution means they checking and double checking orders * Americans are impatient over delays but Brits are too worried after hearing of prosecution against their colleagues over 2003 mission in Iraq Britain's Special Forces are being left behind by their American counterparts on key missions against Islamic State terrorist... more »

U.S. Defense Firms See A Bright Future

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*DoD Buzz:* *Northrop Sees Good Times Ahead for Big Defense Firms* Northrop Grumman Corp., which won the contract last year to build the new B-21 “Raider” bomber for the Air Force, reported solid sales and profits in its latest quarterly earnings report and predicted more growth opportunities in its defense forecast as the Pentagon rebuilds. In a report last week and in a conference call with analysts, Northrop CEO and President Wes Bush said the firm would be a major player in the current competition with Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. to build what the Air Force is now cal... more »

Listen to the People

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
William Griffin from Veterans For Peace spoke with RT news on October 27th, 2016 about his time at Standing Rock, North Dakota. I was with Will last December in South Korea and Okinawa and again last August in Korea. He is an outstanding activist and a good man with a conscience. I'd call Will a warrior for peace and justice. He has an excellent article in Common Dreams that you can read *here*

We Know How To Do Immigration

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
There is a lot of anti-immigration talk these days -- notably from The Orange One south of the border. So some people in Canada raised their eyebrows when, last week, the Century Initiative proposed that the population of Canada should be 100 million people by the end of this century. At first glance that might seem like a radical number. But Andrew Coyne puts it in perspective: Canada’s population has grown at an average of 1.1 per cent per year. Were we merely to stay on our current growth trajectory, by 2100 the population would have risen to more than 90 million. So we are m... more »

Martin O'Malley predicts Hillary's server will get the death penalty...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*or something.* What a goon! *From YouTube:* Former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley sparred with Tucker Carlson over the latest developments in Hillary Clinton's private email server investigation. "The front-runner in this race is under criminal investigation by the FBI," Carlson said. O'Malley disagreed. "The director of the FBI just announced that...that is a factual statement, and your position appears to be 'it's everybody's fault but hers," Carlson said. "No, I don't believe when Director [James] Comey says that he's going back to ... more »

The U.S Marines Want A Mega-Drone With The Same Firepower And Sensors Of An F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Bell Helicopter's planned V-247 Vigilant unmanned, single-engine armed tiltrotor platform may be a candidate for the Marine Corps' plan for a mega-drone. (Illustration courtesy Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron) *DoD Buzz:* *Future Marine Mega-Drone May Carry Same Weapons as F-35* The Marine Corps is in the hunt for a mega-drone that can take off and land vertically and deploy aboard ship — all while carrying a serious amount of firepower. The service is asking a lot as it develops its MUX platform, short for Marine air-ground task force unmanned expeditionary capabilities, with ... more »

The U.S. Air Force Wants To Develop A Next-Generation Tanker Aircraft

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Lockheed Martin *Popular Mechanics*: *Here's the Wing-Body Tanker That Could Refuel the F-35* To refuel the F-22 and F-35 deep in enemy territory, the Air Force is going to need something a little less obvious on a radar screen. The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command recently announced the "KC-Z" program intended to develop a next-generation tanker aircraft—one that could fly into dangerous airspace to support strike fighters like the F-22 and F-35—by 2035. Lockheed Martin was the first to answer the call for ideas, and that company recently released design information about a hy... more »

Will Zephyr Teachout Be The Face Of A New Congress? Or Will It Be Sleazy Lobbyist John Faso?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Reading beneath the horse-race stats in the new polls yesterday, I noticed an incredible unanimity of opinion on campaign finance reform and Wall Street regulation. The CBS/You Gov polls in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Pennsylvania all show tremendous support for seeing the new president and Congress deal with both issues. In Republican Arizona 77% of respondents want action on campaign finance reform and 74% want action of new regulations for Wall Street. Among Colorado voters, the numbers are 76% for campaign finance reform and 71% on Wall Street. 77% of North Carolina ... more »

China To Unveil Its J-20 Stealth Fighter At The Zuhai Air Show In China This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daily Mail/AFP*: *China finally unveils its J-20 war plane: The powerful stealth fighter jet is catching up with US military technology* * The latest war plane is swift, stealthy, and armed with long-range missiles * Stealth plane will make its first public flight demonstration at an air show * It represents a leap forward in China's ability to project power in Asia * Beijing is looking to upgrade its military as part of efforts to strengthen its borders and exert more control over disputed territories The newest addition to China's air force, the J-20 stealth fighter, will make ... more »

Report: Nigerian Soldiers And Police Sexually Abuse Boko Haram Victims

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A makeshift camp which houses internaly displaced people (IDPs) on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria on September 15, 2016 ©Stefan Heunis (AFP) *IBTimes*: *Nigerian officials 'sexually abused girls' displaced by Boko Haram* Women told HRW they were drugged and raped or coereced into sex through false marriage promises. Nigerian officials have been accused of sexually abusing women and girls displaced by Boko Haram terrorists in the country's northeast. A report by rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged 43 women and girls were sexually abused in ... more »

Al Qaeda Linked Ansar Dine In Mali Has Declared A Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Mali Islamist militant leader announces unilateral cease-fire* The head of the Islamist militant group Ansar Dine has agreed to cease attacks in Mali that have killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and U.N. peacekeepers this year, Mahmoud Dicko, president of the country's top Islamic body, said on Monday. Attacks by al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine, one of the main Islamist groups operating in the West African nation, have spread to parts of the west and south previously considered secure, raising regional fears of a spillover in violence. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor*: Onl... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Primary school pupils were 'forced to recite Muslim Allahu Akbar prayer', according to an angry father* The parent said his daughter was told to learn the Islamic prayer at the school in German ski resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where it has been reported residents are 'suffering' due to a migrant influx. A handout allegedly given to pupils read: 'Oh Allah, how perfect you are and praise be to you. Blessed is your name, and exalted is your majesty. There is no God but you.' The girl was given the prayer during an ethics lesson at the school, according to the Express. Headtea... more »

Wild Buffalo Appear At Site Of Standing Rock Protest

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
After a series of face offs between police and peaceful demonstrators protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, an unexpected show of force emerged last week, a thundering herd of buffalo. Native Americans attempting to stop a pipeline from being built on their land received assistance from a large herd of wild buffalo. The stampede near the Standing Rock protest camp prompted cries of joy from the Standing Rock Sioux. Natural Blaze reports: After months of similar struggle to protect sacred burial grounds and the Missouri river, opposers of the DAPL were blessed today when a herd o... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Leftist logic* *Facts and reason are so regularly subversive to Green/Left claims that it is always amusing to read the commentaries they put up. How do they get around the pesky facts? Mainly by telling just half the truth. There is a good example below. The article was headed: "A New American Low: One Rule For The Whites, Another For Its First Peoples". It's a desperate attempt to connect two totally unconnected things. The article below is from "New Matilda" but there have been similar articles in "The Guardian" and some other Leftist organs.The first thing cover... more »

Frank Lloyd Wright’s prefabricated homes

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 18 hours ago
[image: ErdmanWright] *Frank Lloyd Wright and Marshall Erdman examine a model of their Prefab Home #1* Early in his career, Frank Lloyd Wright developed several detailed proposals for low-cost prefabricated houses sold through car dealerships. It was said that he produced more drawings for this project than any other. The project however was one more casualty of the First World War, with just one prototype constructed, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin [but see below]: [image: Wright-Richards] He revisited the idea of affordability through prefabrication in two 1950s collaborations wit... more »

Wind Power Down To 0.6% Today

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bmreports.com/bsp/bsp_home.htm The UK is sat under a large high pressure system today, one which is forecast to last all week. And, as always happens, the wind drops away to next to nothing. In the last 24 hours, consequently, wind power has contributed only 0.9% to the grid, and is currently […]

Australia Legalizes The Cultivation Of Medical Marijuana

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Australia is to allow individuals and business’s to cultivate medicinal cannabis crops under strict government license and guidelines in an effort to substitute imports with a domestic supply. The recreational use of marijuana will however remains a criminal activity. RT reports: The commencement of the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act 2016 on October 30, 2016, marks a milestone for Australia’s medicinal cannabis prospects. The new regulations allow for the licensing of cannabis cultivation and the production of cannabis and cannabis resins for medicinal and scientific purposes. Until... more »

Russia Develops Cheap, Easily Replaceable Mini Drones

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Russia is developing a micro reconnaissance drone and other miniature UAVs that can be easily replaced if shot down on the battle field. The pocket-sized reconnaissance drones are easy to launch and cheap to manufacturer. RT.com reports: “Right now we are working on several types of UAVs,” Russia’s United Instrument Corporation said in a statement. “Each drone or a group of drones will be chosen to perform specific missions depending on the objective, weather conditions and the landscape,” the company added. The Russian mini-UAVs will challenge the 16-gram Norwegian-built Black Ho... more »

“How Politics Poisoned the Economy”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“How Politics Poisoned the Economy”* by Bill Bonner "What is going on in the markets? Well…nothing much. The US stock and bond markets have been as dull as a teetotaller’s funeral. No dancing. But no teary breakdowns, either. Investors seem to be awaiting the results of the upcoming elections as if they were waiting for him to die. They look at their watches. They check their cell phones. Pollsters tell us it is a ‘done deal’. But you never know; the old boy might surprise us. So, while we’re waiting, let us continue…rounding on our subject…trying to understand it…trying to see ho... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *South Korea's president has been linked to a 'shamanistic cult' and the country is furio Chinese coast guard ships appear to have stopped harassing Filipino fishermen in the South China Sea Iceland's Pirate Party just tripled their share of the vote since the last election * Does this mean everyone's converting to the church of the flying spaghetti monster? (If you don't know, google it.) *Rescuers search collapsed buildings in Italy after another powerful earthquake hits region near Perugia Police say powder sprinkled into orchestra pit at New York opera may ha... more »

"James Comey- As Seen Through the Persuasion Filter"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"James Comey- As Seen Through the Persuasion Filter"* by Scott Adams “If you’re following the news, you know FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI found a bunch of emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Wait…hold on…the Gods of Humor demand that I pause here to insert a few Weiner jokes before I get to my point about Comey. Okay, I got that out of my system. Back to Comey. As my regular readers know, the Persuasion Filter is related to the idea that the human brain never evolved to accurately comprehend reality. In order for us to be here today, our predecessors only need...more »

Iceland Kick FBI Out Of The Country

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Iceland kicked the FBI out of the country after learning the United States authorities lied to them about the purpose of their visit and were only there to gather information about WikiLeaks. Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland’s former minister of the interior, says he received an urgent message from the authorities in the United States saying that “there was an imminent attack on Icelandic government databases” by hackers, and that they would send FBI agents to investigate. However upon their arrival it became apparent that there was no imminent attack and the FBI agents were only there ... more »

FBI and Hillary: some question marks

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
In July, the FBI ended the investigation of Ms Hillary Clinton because of her apparent violation of computer security regulations when she was the U.S. Secretary of State. She must have felt very happy. But three days ago, the FBI director James Comey restarted the criminal investigation to the e-mails. Why did he do so? The most convincing answer is that the FBI found 650,000 new e-mails on the laptop of a friend of Hillary's, convicted pedophile Anthony Weiner. It seems rather likely – and someone may already know – that many of the e-mails on Weiner's laptop were classified. And ... more »

Is Turkish President Erdogan Dreaming Of Restoring The Ottoman Empire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Nick Danforth, Foreign Policy*:* Turkey’s New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire* *Erdogan’s aggressive nationalism is now spilling over Turkey’s borders, grabbing land in Greece and Iraq.* In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. On two separate occasions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small. He spoke of the country’s interest in the fate of Tur... more »

Eating Insects is just not cricket!

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
From the Urban Dictionary: it's just not cricket Australian slang: Having something that is unjust or just plain wrong done to someone or something.This comes from the game of cricket which is regarded as a gentleman's game where Fairplay was paramount. 1st person: Did you see that guy punch that other guy. 2nd person: yeah, it's just not cricket. This blog has written before about the practice of insectivore - or eating insects (see Eat Insects and save the Earth from Global Warming) Well, here we go again. Image: i09 On a page called Climate Home, a writer, talking about prepa... more »

Are Canadian Soldiers Too Fat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Canadian Army crewman stands inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter flying over Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, July 5, 2011. (BAZ RATNER/BAZ RATNER/REUTERS) *Washington Post:* *The battle of the bulge: Many of Canada’s troops are fat* OTTAWA — Canada has often been criticized for failing to pull its weight as a military partner in organizations like NATO because of its relatively low level of defense spending. But it’s a weight problem of another kind that’s currently dogging the Canadian Armed Forces. Many members of the Canadian military are fat, and authorities aren’t... more »

Wars, and Rumors of War: "Russia Has Called the War Party's Bluff"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Russia Has Called the War Party's Bluff"* by Pepe Escobar "Cold War 2.0 has reached unprecedented hysterical levels. And yet a hot war is not about to break out– before or after the November 8 US presidential election. From the Clinton (cash) machine– supported by a neocon/neoliberalcon think tank/media complex– to the British establishment and its corporate media mouthpieces, the Anglo-American, self-appointed “leaders of the free world” are racking up demonization of Russia and “Putinism” to pure incandescence. And yet a hot war is not about to break out– before or after the No... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
300 million children breathe heavily toxic air, the United Nations study shows https://t.co/Dj7wbQ443z — AFP news agency (@AFP) October 31, 2016

Clinton Kicks Huma Abedin From Plane As FBI Obtain Warrant

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton has kicked longtime aide Huma Abedin from her campaign plane in Florida, fuelling rumors that Abedin is about to give the FBI information that could lead to an indictment for Hillary. #Hillarysemail Huma Abedin is not on the plane with #HillaryClinton today. She must be freaking out especially since she signed this doc. pic.twitter.com/KOwI5rN1pW — Trump Street Team FL (@ChatRevolve) October 29, 2016 The news comes on the same day that the FBI obtained a warrant to search emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Law enforcement sources say that the emails were sent and r... more »

A Grim Assessment On The War In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Afghan Special Forces prepare themselves for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2016. Reuters *Business Insider*: *Some of the most important gains made in Afghanistan are slipping away* Some of the most important gains made by the Afghan government and its partners appear to be slipping away, according to the most recent quarterly report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR's October 2016 report, its 33rd report issued to the US Congress, noted that there had been increases i... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The USS Ronald Reagan steams in formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group 5 and the South Korean navy during Invincible Spirit, a bilateral exercise in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, Oct. 14, 2016. The Reagan is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell

Elf Inspired Shirts with the New Cricut Explore Air 2

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
I haven't always loved the movie Elf, but it has grown on me a little each year. There is just something about Buddy the Elf that is so charming and fun. My kids love Elf and this year they have been requested Elf inspired t-shirts. We pulled each of our kids favorite quotes from the movie for a fun shirt! If you are a visual learner, you can watch a video of making shirts with heat transfer vinyl here. You will need: - A shirt - A Cricut Explore (I have the new Cricut Explore Air 2 and I LOVE it) - Black Heat Transfer - Green Heat Transfer - Yellow Heat Transfer ... more »

Standing Rock -- Brutalized by police and jailed in 'dog kennels'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
An injured water protector is carried to safety during the brutal police attack on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 Photo copyright by photographer By Brenda Norrell Censored News English and Espanol Dear friends, My heart has been on the ground. Please share these articles about the horrific attack on water protectors on Thursday at the new Treaty Camp which was established on the path of

Two Deeply Flawed Candidates For U.S. President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Stephen Collinson, CNN*: *The hubris of the 2016 candidates* *Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are better at beating themselves than each other.* They're not just the most unpopular presidential nominees in recent memory: In the epic drama of the 2016 election, they're also tarnished heroes who are perpetually humbled by their own self-defeating flaws. The rivals, playing out their tragicomic duel on the grandest electoral stage, are like two Shakespearean protagonists falling prey to hubris, the excessive pride that can make a politician believe the rules that go... more »

Early Voting Data Shows Trump Winning Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Latest voting data shows that Donald Trump is not only likely to win Florida by a landslide but also looks set to win the entire election. According to reports, most nationwide polls are underestimating the turnout of Trump supporters on election day: Mitt Romney lost the state of Florida to Obama in 2012 by less than 1% of the vote. (Keep that in mind throughout this post.) Here’s how the vote broke down in a very important and large Florida county (Lee) in 2012 – Romney won the county overall by about 17% (58-41) four years ago. So this is an area that is full of Republican vot... more »

Treason: Clinton Sold State Secrets To Middle East Via Huma Abedin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton allowed her closest aide Huma Abedin access to highly classified information, which Abedin would have then been able to sell onto Saudi Arabia. According to a protective detail assigned to guard Hillary Clinton and her two residences, Abedin often overrode standard security protocols during trips to the Middle East, and changed procedures for handling classified data, including CIA briefs intended for the president. The highly irregular handing of classified data by Clinton and Abedin is all the more disturbing due to Abedin’s connection to Saudi Arabia and the Mu... more »

WikiLeaks: Obama Is A Saudi Agent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta released by WikiLeaks suggests that Obama may be working on behalf of the Saudi regime. The 2008 email comes from Michael Froman, a former Citibank executive, who told Obama who to appoint in his cabinet team once elected President. Zerohedge.com reports: The email in question was even sent from Froman’s Citibank email address (rookie!) and includes “A list of African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, broken down by Cabinet/Deputy and Under/Assistant/Deputy Assistant level, plus a list of Native American, Ara... more »

BreXit : Abnegation

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago

A Vision Of Light

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Most people in This World are born dead. From some tiny spark, they grow and grow, We fill our memories and our hearts with experiences Good and Bad, Mostly Love, or Love Inverted Polarised In a continual state of flux A Super-energtic Solution. With love we gradually become alive, expanding geometrically in growth, always The King and his Dark Lady, Perfect and perfecting Love, Divine Comedy, the tragedies of matter and their mysteries We seek the cup, not suspecting or forgetting that there lies beyond the Still Deeper Well. We drink, We fill ourselves with so much of life, we begin... more »

West Virginia-- Its Own World Politically

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
National Democrats-- as opposed to reactionary "Manchin Democrats"-- have largely given up on West Virginia. In 2012 not only did Romney beat Obama 412,406 (62%) to 234,925 (36%), one of Obama's worst performances in America, but Romney won every single county in the state. This year doesn't look much better, although Hillary is ahead of Trump is Jefferson County (closest , and commuter-distance, to DC) and Monongalia counties and closing in on Kanawha, the biggest county in the state (Charleston) where Romney beat Obama by 12 points but where Hillary is just 4 points behind Trump... more »

BreXit : The Sickness

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you will *never learn.* "Parts of Fight Club have *always been true. * *Every guy I know feels let down by his father.* Even my father feels let down by *his *father." *Chuck Palahniuk, * *Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)* *Wake up* Grab a brush and put a little (makeup) Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup) Why'd you leave the keys upon the table? Here you go create another fable Why'd you leave the keys upon the table? *You wanted to* I don't think you trust in m... more »

Come Hither, England's Hope.

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Come hither, England's hope. Why, then 'tis time to arm and give direction. More than I have said, loving countrymen, The leisure and enforcement of the time Forbids to dwell upon: yet remember this, God and our good cause fight upon our side; The prayers of holy saints and wronged souls, Like high-rear'd bulwarks, stand before our faces; Richard except, those whom we fight against Had rather have us win than him they follow: For what is he they follow? truly, gentlemen, A bloody tyrant and a homicide; One raised in blood, and one in blood establish'd; One that made means to come... more »

Hero's Welcome: Water Protectors Return from Fargo Jail

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Standing Rock water protectors return to camp after being brutalized by police and jailed in Fargo, North Dakota Video by Andrew Ironshell Thank you for sharing with Censored News

Playing politics with Auckland infrastructure? It’s just what politicians do!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
What’s the connection between an Auckland stadium project and today's by-election politicking over light rail (or not) down Dominion Rd? Well, apart from the billions being fought about coming from the same pot (yours and mine) it’s the fact it’s so clear that politicians so readily place politics before sense when it comes to spending (or promising to spend) those billions. It was no more surprising that Phil Goff elected to kick off his mayoral duties by wool-gathering about stadia any more than Labour kicked off this by-election with a $1.4 billion dollar promise they’re in... more »

Quote of the Day: On ‘needs’ v rights

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“All forms of collectivism in the 20th century rejected the classical liberal notion of rights and all asserted in their own way that need is a claim. For the communists, the needs of the class (proletariat) were a claim against every individual. For the Nazis, the needs of the race were a claim. For fascists (Italian-style) and for architects of the welfare state, the needs of society as a whole were a claim. Since in all these systems the state is the personification of the class, the race, society as a whole, etc., all these ideologies imply that, to one degree or another, ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Come hither, England's hope. If secret powers Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts, This pretty lad will prove our country's bliss. His looks are full of peaceful majesty, His head by nature framed to wear a crown, His hand to wield a sceptre, and himself Likely in time to bless a regal throne. Make much of him, my lords, for this is he Must help you more than you are hurt by me.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner Is Cooperating With The FBI On The Clinton Email Investigation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Breaking now on #FNS per @BretBaier -- Anthony Weiner is said to be cooperating with the FBI investigation. — FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) October 30, 2016 *Washington Examiner*: *Anthony Weiner cooperating with FBI on email probe* Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner is cooperating with authorities in the FBI investigation of his laptop that contains emails that prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of an unauthorized email server. The news that Weiner is cooperating, reported by Fox News' Bret Baier on Sunday, woul...more »

Is This The Reason Why FBI Director Comey Decided To Reopen The Clinton Investigation?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *EXCLUSIVE: Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him to admit he was wrong: Why Director Comey jumped at the chance to reopen Hillary investigation* * James Comey revived the investigation of Clinton's email server as he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents, sources say * The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn't recommend an indictment against Hillary * He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disa...more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9u16FOHPs

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Very faint but also very large on planet Earth's sky, a giant Squid Nebula cataloged as Ou4, and Sh2-129 also known as the Flying Bat Nebula, are both caught in this cosmic scene toward the royal constellation Cepheus. Composed with almost 17 hours of narrowband image data, the telescopic field of view is 4 degrees or 8 Full Moons across. Discovered in 2011 by French astro-imager Nicolas Outters, the Squid Nebula's alluring bipolar shape is distinguished here by the telltale blue-green emission from doubly ionized oxygen atoms. *Click image for larger size.* Though apparently comple... more »

Chet Raymo, "Dust"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Dust"* by Chet Raymo "In Chekhov's play "The Three Sisters" sister Masha refuses "to live and not know why the cranes fly, why children are born, why the stars are in the sky. Either you know and you're alive or its all nonsense, all dust in the wind." Why? Why? The striving to know is what frees us from the bonds of self, said Einstein. It's the striving, rather than our knowledge - which is always tentative and partial - that is important. I've been living with grandchildren for the past few weeks. They seem to me to spend an inordinate amount of time with smart phones, iPads, ... more »

As Venezuela's Crisis Escalates, President Maduro Meets The Opposition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *As crisis escalates, Venezuela's Maduro meets opposition* Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sat down on Sunday with members of the opposition and foreign mediators, a gesture his foes suspect is a time-wasting tactic to ease pressure on the unpopular socialist leader. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition has stepped up protests since authorities scuttled its push for a referendum this year on Maduro's rule, which opinion polls showed he would have lost, triggering a presidential election. Critics say 17 years of socialist rule have wrecked the OPEC nation's eco... more »