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Thomas Paine

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Monday, October 10, 2016

10 October - Blogs I'm Following

11:04 pm MDT

Wikileaks Releases More Hillary Clinton - John Podesta Emails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes ago
*WNU Editor:* These emails reveal Hillary Clinton not seen before. The following emails (see below) is just a sample. As for the complete collection of emails that have been released, you can easily read them here ....* go here.* Podesta leak: WikiLeaks releases second batch of 2086 hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman (International Business Times) Wikileaks releases more than 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair before 2nd presidential debate -- Global News Hillary In Leaked Email: Saudi Arabia And Qatar Are Funding ISIS (Daily Caller) Clinton Allies’ Inf... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "1492: Conquest of Paradise"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
Vangelis, "1492: Conquest of Paradise" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94dY-QxjDiE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
“Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Many globular clusters were destroyed over the eons by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. *Click image for larger size.* There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ri... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Credo”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
*“A Credo”* by Chet Raymo “John Burroughs - John-o'-the-Birds - America's most beloved nature writer, was just my age when in 1910 he wrote in his journal: "Joy in the universe, and a keen curiosity about it all- that has been my religion. As I grow old, my joy and my interest increase. Less and less does the world of men interest me, more and more do my thoughts turn to things universal and everlasting." Things universal and everlasting. Burroughs did not look to find those things beyond the grave. They were here, now, just outside the window of his study at Riverby- the seasons ... more »

"Sons Of The Cosmos..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
“We are sons of the cosmos, but our conscience, our soul, make us strangers in that same cosmos, from which we were produced, and which still remains secretly intimate to us. Earth life is unique, or at least particularly rare in the cosmos, and our conscience is perhaps solitary in the living world. Man is a marginal creation in the animal world, the development of which has increased his marginality. We are alone on the Earth, among the known living beings. Our thought, our conscience, gives us knowledge of the physical world, but simultaneously drives it away from us.” - E. Morin... more »

“A Universe Stranger Than We Can’t Imagine”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
*“A Universe Stranger Than We Can’t Imagine”* By Mark Thompson "Ever looked up at the night sky and wondered: What *is* up there? Like your ancestors before you, you would be mistaken if you thought that it's just the Earth down here and the stars up there. Instead, the night sky encompasses everything that is, or ever was, in the Universe. You see, the really wacky thing about looking up at the sky is that you are not just looking into the depths of space, but also into the depths of time. Let me explain. Light travels at about 300,000 kilometers per second (186,000 miles per seco... more »

President Obama Has 100 Days Left In Office

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 29 minutes ago
The White House *WNU Editor:* President Obama has 100 days left in office .... *Time left until Obama leaves office" *(Time and Date)

Don And Hillary: The Tragedy Of The Great American Soap Opera

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 58 minutes ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF For many onlookers who reside outside the US, the run-up to that country’s presidential election appears to be some kind of made-for-TV soap opera. Amid evidence of rigging, it seems Bernie Sanders was always destined not to win the Democratic Party nomination. It seemed a sure-fire bet that Clinton would. Hillary Clinton, a war monger who supported the attack on Libya and the murder of Muammar Gaddafi. Clinton who presses for more attacks on Syria and who sanctions the destabilisation of that sovereign state via the placement ... more »

The 2nd Debate: Halloween Comes Early To FOX "News"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Noah* There’s a lot of discussion going on today about Sunday night’s "debate"; the horror that is going down in history under the name of "The Stalker Debate": The "debate" between presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and whatever that belligerent, sniffing, bloated orange thing is that the Republican Party is valiantly trying to ram down the throat of America. Rather than write about the "debate" like everybody else, I am choosing to zero in on just one aspect of the coverage of that "debate," namely the complete nuthouse that is Rupert Murdoch’s Fox "News" and one show ... more »

Indigenous Peoples Condemn Nuclear Colonialism on ‘Columbus’ Day

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte Leona Morgan, Dineh Petuuche Gilbert, Acoma Pueblo Indigenous Peoples Condemn Nuclear Colonialism on ‘Columbus’ Day Contact: Ian Zabarte, Native Community Action Council nativecommunityactioncouncil@gmail.comwww.nativecommunityactioncouncil.org Photo by Clean Up the Mines Censored News LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Indigenous rights and environmental advocates

The Poet: Frances Dana Gage, “Dare To Stand Alone”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Dare To Stand Alone”* “Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true, And "dare to stand alone;" Strive for the right whate'er ye do, Though helpers there be none. Nay, bend not to the swelling surge Of popular sneer and wrong; 'Twill bear thee on to ruin's verge, With current wild and strong. Stand for the Right! Humanity Implores, with groans and tears, Thine aid to break the fest'ring links That bind her toiling years. Stand for the Right!- proclaim it loud- Thou'lt find an answering tone In honest hearts, and thou no more Be downed to stand alone!” - Frances Dana Gage, 1869

This Island Earth 1955

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Linda Jones

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

The Intellectual Yet Idiot

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*A clerisy of Intellectuals Yet Idiots (IYIs) has ben quietly hoovering up power around the west, a minority inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders whose power-nannying is as odious as it is repellent.Nassim Taleb exposes the species in this guest post.* What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or simil... more »

How Much Do People Hate The Intolerables Or Deplorables Or Whatever They're Called? Enough To Hunt Them Down?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Olbermann once all but insisted that the hard core Trump supporters all be rounded up and sent back to second or third grade to "start all over again." In the video above, from a few days ago, he's making a claim that normal Americans have as much right to be angry as these low-IQ intolerables do. He refers to these Trump supporters as "unthinking dolts... a third-rate demagogue's cult-like following whose members have turned off the reality switch in their heads and who got out of school, somehow, without being about to know the difference between the true, the possible and the ... more »

Red Warrior Camp KKKOLUMBUS DAY of ACTION Oct. 10, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM RED WARRIOR CAMP, OCTOBER 10TH, 2016 KKKOLUMBUS DAY OF ACTION EAGLE AND CONDOR UNITE AGAINST DAPL By Red Warrior Camp Censored News At 6:30 a.m. a Sunrise Prayer Ceremony honoring the prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor uniting was attended by the people at the Standing Rock Encampment. The purpose of this prayer circle was to strengthen the will and hearts of

Costa Rica & Renewable Energy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/costa-rica-goes-75-days-powering-itself-using-only-renewable-energy-10126127.html Costa Rica is often held up as the shining paragon for renewable energy, showing the rest of us how we would run our economies on little more than wind, sun and fairy farts. The truth, you will not be surprised to learn, is rather different. It is certainly […]

Why is the Pentagon Painting War Planes to Match Russians?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
The U.S appears to be painting some of its war planes to match the color schemes of Russian jets in Syria. What is up here? Standard training or preparing for monkey business? Hard to know but these days just about anything seems possible as the imperial war machine is in collapse mode....... I've been around long enough not to be surprised by anything. While in the Air Force during the Vietnam war I read the 'secret' Pentagon Papers cover-to-cover (released to the public by whistleblower Dan Ellsberg and printed in book form). Inside that history of the US war in Vietnam I lea... more »

60 Years Ago Aldous Huxley Predicted How Global Freedom Would Die

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - The author of Brave New World left a warning for those who love liberty. The post 60 Years Ago Aldous Huxley Predicted How Global Freedom Would Die appeared first on Waking Times.

Economic News , Data & Views....... October 10 , 2016...... Monday ( Columbus Day ) Items - 1) Markets & Market Moving News & Data : US Stock Markets Broadly Higher , Commodities Broadly Higher - Oil Bounces On More Production Freeze Jibber Jabber , Bond Market Closed For Columbus Day ; Europe & Asia Broadly Higher On Overseas Fears Of Trump Presidency Lessening - Deutsche Bank Starts Off Weakly But Recovers As The Day Wears On. 2) Around The Horn - Europe : Greece Focus - Greece Gets Part Of Remainder Of 2.8 BN Tranche , Remainder Possible By The End Of Month - Creditor Talks Additional Items , Economic Items & Data ; Italy Industrial Data For August ; Hungary Moving To Change Constitution After Referendum Regarding EU Immigration Policies ; Odds & Ends From Around Europe Broadly. 3) US Politics - Presidential Follies Edition. 4) MENA Items - Yemen , Libya , Iraq & Syria News Of Note.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets..... **Walter Bloomberg* ‏@DeItaOne 2h 2 hours ago DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES UP 88.21 POINTS, OR 0.48 PERCENT, AT 18,328.70 **Walter Bloomberg* ‏@DeItaOne 2h2 hours ago NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES UP 36.06 POINTS, OR 0.68 PERCENT, AT 5,328.46 *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 10h 10 hours ago Frontrunning: October 10 *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 13h 13 hours ago DB was given special treatment in stress tests. $4bn from selling Hua Xia boosted cap even though deal not been done https://www.ft.com/content/44768e a8-8c71-11e6-8aa5-f79f5696c731 … *H... more »

Nelson Report on TIFA

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
*Cucumber-like caterpillar* Below is from the Nelson Report: *+++++++++++++* *United States and Taiwan Hold Dialogue on Trade and Investment Priorities* Washington, D.C. - U.S. and Taiwan trade authorities concluded the tenth Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council meeting under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO). Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Deputy United States Trade Representative, and Wang Mei-hua, Taiwan's Vice Minister of Economic Affairs, co-led the di... more »

What can be learned from such a spectacle? #debate

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
I was fascinated to hear the myriad of reactions to yesterday’s “debate” between the two aspiring presidential lizards. I’ve heard everyone discuss everything about the “debate” as a boxing match, as a horse race, as a battle of focus groups, as a forum on misogyny and “rape culture,” as a pugilistic fight-to-the-political death in which to either embarrass each other or threaten incarceration. Sounds like it was a “debate” unlike any the republic has ever seen before. But beyond the spectacle, what did anyone actually learn? The viewing audience would undoubtedly have heard c... more »

Happy Thanksgiving Day In Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *The GF's family is having a huge spread today and her parents have (cough cough) reluctantly invited me on the condition that I bring my mom (who .... of course .... they adore). So I am off to get some good food and drink and hope that I am in shape when I get back later tonight I can do some blogging. The above video is from the CBC on how Canadian Thanksgiving has changed over the years.

I Looked, and Behold, a Purple Horse, and They Who Sat On it Had the Name Clump

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
It took me four accounts before I could finally live-tweet the debate as the Totalitarian Twats of Twitter did what Twitter does and censored the first three for who knows how long this time. But live tweet it I did, even though I had to co-opt one of my book and writing accounts to do so, which must have looked strange to my bookish followers. But this post is based on those first impressions as I'd watched the live stream on that fascist social media site. First off, don't be fooled by the pyrotechnics of last night's debate, The Sham, Part Two. What we saw last night in... more »

The Return of Tony Blair

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
You can't keep a good man down. Or, depending on preferences, a bad stench always lingers. Yes, Saint Tony has pre-announced a possible comeback. Caught between the rock of ruinous Toryism and the hardplace "ultra-leftism" of a Labour Party, His Blairness has identified a yawning gap where the centre ground should be. We've been here many times before, including quite recently. The problem with any notion of the centre ground is it does not have a meaningful existence in the same way political values and the forces attached to them do. Blair had little time for such old hat, he too... more »

Video: When False Flags Don’t Fly

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
In the video below, James Corbett talks about staged events, otherwise known as false flags. Those who have studied history know that nothing invigorates and empowers an authoritarian regime more than a spectacular act of violence, some sudden and senseless loss of life that allows the autocrat to stand on the smoking rubble and identify himself as the hero. It is at moments like this that the public—still in shock from the horror of the tragedy that has just unfolded before them—can be led into the most ruthless despotism: despotism that now bears the mantle of “security.” Acts o... more »

The Fraud US Election: The Second US Presidential Election Debate - My Take

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I have indeed been suffering from a really bad head cold over the last week... But finally last night I was feeling a bit better and decided to actually watch and listen to the second US Presidential debate between Donald Drumpf, and that mass murdering freakazoid that somehow passes for a human being called Hillary "Killary" Clinton..... I honestly could not even stand looking at Killary Clinton, and every time the camera focused on that creature my headaches seemed to return.... But I persevered and I figured I would file a report on what I saw here.... First, I must once again ma... more »

Colombia And The ELN Rebel Group To Announce The Start Of Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Peace talks between ELN and Colombian government announced in March but have been delayed by rebels’ continued kidnappings and infrastructure attacks. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters *Reuters*: *Colombia to announce peace talks with ELN rebels: sources* Colombia's government and second-biggest rebel group will on Monday announce the start of peace talks, sources said, in what would be a boost for President Juan Manuel Santos after the rejection of his deal with the larger FARC guerrilla group. The negotiations with the 2,000-strong National Liberation Army (ELN) will be conf... more »

Dubai Lawyer To Sue Tony Blair For War Crimes In Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A Dubai-based lawyer has started legal action against the former British prime minister Tony Blair, seeking his prosecution for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Nasser Hashem and his partners in Cairo, Dubai and London decided to take legal action against Blair after the publication, in July, of Chilcot’s long awaited report on the Iraq war. According to Arabian Business : Gulf News reported that advocate Nasser Hashem, and his partners in London, will register the criminal case in October at the International Criminal Court an... more »

Inflammation Now Being Recognized as the Physical Cause of Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Antidepressants may not the best way to treat or survive depression. The post Inflammation Now Being Recognized as the Physical Cause of Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Media Bias and the Illusion of Democracy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Ryan Cristian* - The mainstream media in the US has become a universal joke. The post Media Bias and the Illusion of Democracy appeared first on Waking Times.

Right-Wing Crackpots Robert And Rebekah Mercer: "We Are Completely Indifferent To Mr. Trump's Locker Room Braggadocio"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Rebekah Mercer, Long Island billionaire (center), doesn't care whose pussy Trump grabs* I don't think of myself as a philanthropist; in fact, it never crossed my mind until I sat down to write this post. But recently I gave a 7-figure endowment to a university, earmarked specifically to a program for kids from extremely poor families. About a year ago the school decided to honor me with a dinner and ceremony on campus. I was very flattered... until they told me who my fellow honoree was to be. It was none other than Ted Cruz's biggest single campaign donor, Robert Mercer, the far r... more »


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I took advantage of last night’s insomnia by switching on the TV and watching two adults acrimoniously slagging each other off for our entertainment. (*Not *the Jeremy Kyle show) This morning various organs of the MSM presented their own special selections of the ‘best bits’. Early on, the BBC chose clips that made Hillary look good, whereas right-leaning media highlighted Trump’s mini victories, such as when Hillary constructed a cavernous own goal, saying something like: “Thank goodness Donald isn’t in charge of the law” to which he quickly replied, “Yes, because you’d be in jail”... more »

Seeing Like A State

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 As centuries passed, and the human herd swelled, the strains on society increased, often sparking friction. In an effort to discourage chaos, many societies became more structured — codes of rules, conflict resolution systems, hierarchies of control and coercion. Tribes formed alliances with others, and these confederations often merged into states. In a shark pool of ongoing growth and overshoot, weak states were vulnerable sitting ducks. The struggle for survival was a never-ending challenge. It encouraged better defenses, stronger offences, technological innovation, and ... more »

Ukraine Postpones A Planned Military Withdrawal Citing Rebel Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A member of Ukrainian armed forces stands guard as residents walk through a check point located on the contact line between pro-Moscow rebels and Ukrainian troops, in the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska in Luhansk region, Ukraine, October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko *Reuters*: *Ukraine military postpones withdrawal from town, cites rebel shelling* Ukraine's military on Sunday postponed a planned parallel withdrawal with pro-Russian separatists from Stanytsa Luhanska, a town on the eastern frontline, saying rebels had disregarded the agreement by firing artillery at Ukraini... more »

The Last Islamic State Stronghold In Libya Is About To Fall

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Reuters: Libyan forces push into last Islamic State area in Sirte Libyan pro-government forces are advancing into the last area controlled by Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, surrounding the militants after a five-month campaign backed by U.S. air strikes, military officials say. At least eight pro-government fighters were killed over the weekend as their forces pushed into the 600 block, an area in central Sirte, with snipers and boobytraps posing the main obstacles to their advance, the officials said. A Reuters reporter on the ground said forces advanced across two s... more »

Pentagon Study: Japan Can Quickly Build-Up A Nuclear Arsenal But Will Lose In A Nuclear Exchange With China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian (center) cruises next to Japanese coast guard ships in the East China Sea, near islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China. Radio Free Europe *Washington Free Beacon*: *Pentagon Studied Future Japan Nuclear Arsenal and War With China* *Net Assessment think tank under scrutiny for obscure research* Japan can quickly build a strategic arsenal of land-based and submarine-launched missiles capable of killing up to 30 million Chinese in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon sponsored study. A report produced for the Penta... more »

Peer-Reviewed Study: Most American’s Believe 9/11 Was Inside Job

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The percentage of Americans questioning what mainstream media and politicians say about 9/11 has skyrocketed in the last six months, according to a new peer-reviewed study. When asked if 9/11 was a “new Pearl Harbour” designed to shock Americans into blindly accepting anything the government wanted to do, more people agreed than diasagreed. Asked if the Twin Towers could only have collapsed in on themselves at such speed if they were given some kind of ‘help’ to collapse (i.e., explosives), 39% of Americans believe that to be the case, while acceptance of the official narrative ha... more »

Mikhail Gorbachev Warns US and Russia About To Declare War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the current state of relations between Russia and the US means World War 3 is almost inevitable. Gorbachev has urged both sides to resume dialogue about nuclear disarmament before it’s too late. “I think the world has approached a dangerous threshold. I would prefer not to suggest any particular schemes, but I want to say: we need to stop. Dialogue should be resumed. Stopping the dialogue has been the biggest mistake. Now we must return to the main priorities, such as nuclear disarmament, fighting terrorism and prevention of global environmental ... more »

Poll: Putin More Popular Than Clinton and Trump

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
According to a new poll, Russian President Vladimir Putin is more popular with American citizens than their two presidential candidates. U.S. citizens find Putin’s brutal honesty preferable to Clinton’s numerous lies and misdeeds and Trump’s shady business dealings. Moonofalabama.org reports: The tape of Trump talking dirty was released just in time to sidetrack from the release of more of Clinton’s dirty secrets by Wikileaks. Trump’s talk was juvenile and sexist bragging in front of other “boys”. Surprising it was not. There will more releases like that, all timed to run cover ... more »

Bolivia Ends War On Drugs By Banning DEA From Country

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Bolivia have angered the U.S. government by kicking out the DEA from the country, declaring the so-called ‘war on drugs’ officially over. Since the coca-growing country legalized coca (the main ingredient in cocaine) and banned the DEA from operating in Bolivia, they have reported a drop in crime rates and violence. Naturalnews.com reports: The coca leaf – which can be processed into cocaine – has been used by indigenous South American cultures for thousands of years. In its unprocessed leaf form, it is normally chewed or made into tea, and provides a mild stimulant effect along ... more »

U.S. Test Drop Two Nuclear Bombs In World War 3 Drill

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The U.S. Air Force dropped two ‘fake’ nuclear bombs in the Nevada desert earlier this month, in preparation for a potential World War 3 scenario. The drill was performed from the same B-2 bombers that flew over the South China Sea recently, sparking fears that this ‘drill’ was some kind of readiness exercise to prepare for war with China and/or Russia. Anonhq.com reports: The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) released this sorry excuse on Oct. 6, for the Nevada dessert exercise: “The primary objective of flight testing is to obtain reliability, accuracy, and perform... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation Part 3"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation Part 3" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv4B8IkZhDI

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by!

"Dealing with Disappointment: A Bridge to Acceptance"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Dealing with Disappointment: A Bridge to Acceptance"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "The gift of disappointment is to bring us into reality so we don’t get stuck in the realm of how things might have been. Whenever we do something in life with an expectation of how we’d like it to turn out, we risk experiencing disappointment. When things don’t go the way we had envisioned, we may feel a range of emotions from slightly let down to depressed or even angry. We might direct our feelings inward toward ourselves, or outward toward other people or the universe in general. Whether we f... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Will picked a single blossom from a gorse bush beside him; it shone bright yellow on his grubby hand. "People are very complicated," he said sadly."So they are," John Rowlands said. His voice deepened a little, louder and clearer than it had been. "But when the battles between you and your adversaries are done, in the end the fate of all the world will depend on just those people, and on how many of them are good or bad, stupid or wise. And indeed it is all so complicated that I would not dare foretell what they will do with their world. Our world." - Susan Cooper

“Here's Who Won Last Night's Debate”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Every picture tells a story, don't it?"* - Rod Stewart *“Here's Who Won Last Night's Debate”* by Michael Covel "The most bizarre presidential election ever delivered yet again last night… Two of the most disliked candidates in history had the debate equivalent of a UFC no-holds-barred match. Clinton sensed Trump’s campaign was on the ropes and seized on his crude videotaped comments about women to declare him unfit for office. Trump punched back with an attack on Bill Clinton’s past predations against women, and even brought some of Slick Willie’s victims to the event to watch th... more »

Oct. 10: It doesn't matter whether they're named Hitler or Stalin or Mao or Clinton or Trump

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 9 hours ago
It took me two minutes to read today's irving press. It was all, typical holiday coverage - with the exception of a commentary by Steve Malloy which is well worth a read. The big story in Canada and World news took me all the way to New York where some Girl Scouts are raising money to erect a statue of a woman in Central park. The story is mostly pictures of people walking in Central Park. The lead story was about the most childish leadership debate ever. So let's turn to that. _______________________________________________________________________________ The United States has cr... more »

Eyes on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission - October 13th, 2016

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
*Each month the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools does an analysis of resolutions before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission monthly meeting. While this is a local issue, the behind the scenes stealth assault on the Philadelphia public schools is stark in this week's meeting of the SRC. **The players are different, but the same methods are being used in the school districts of low-come communities across the country. Be sure to read the APPS analysis after each resolution. * by Karel Kilimnik October 10, 2016 The unexpected resignations of Commissioners Marjorie Neff ... more »

US' Destruction of Syria will take UN With it

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*October 11, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The United Nations has never looked more impotent, irrelevant and politically motivated in its actions than it has regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria. It has categorically failed to take an impartial stance on the conflict which has raged for over 5 years now. This includes a failure to properly identify the conflict as a foreign-funded and backed proxy war rather than a "civil war," as well as identify and hold accountable those nations fueling anti-government hostilities within and beyond Syria's borders. By failing to do so, the UN... more »

France Threatens Syria & Russia With War Crimes Probe Over Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
France has announced it will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Moscow and Damascus in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The request comes after Russia vetoed a French draft resolution at the UN Security Council, saying it was aimed at protecting the terrorists. It also follows hot on the heels of John Kerry’s call for a war crimes probe. RT reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit France on October 19. He and his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, will not just be trading pleasantries, French Foreign Minister Je... more »

Scientists Create Super Silk From Worm With Spiderman Like Strength

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Scientists have found a formula for creating super-strong silk by genetically modifying the silk-producing worm and making it less caterpillar, more Spiderman. Chinese researchers found a way to make silk stronger by feeding silkworms carbon nanotubes and graphene. The new material is stronger and tougher than normal silk and can also conduct electricity. Sputnik reports: Yingying Zhang is a chemistry professor at Tsinghua University in China, who has been leading a research team study. They have developed a special formula that is said to “beef-up” the powers of the worm. The pro... more »

As usual, pundits seem to know nothing at all!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016Clinton cites Spielberg and Lincoln:* Based on blather we saw last night and this morning, we suspect it may become the pundit corps' favorite "laugh line" from last night's debate. The children always need their standard bits of conventional wisdom. Here's how it debuted on CNN, shortly after midnight: LEWANDOWSKI (10/10/16): Look, I think Donald Trump was disciplined tonight. He was fast on his feet. He was specific on issues. He clearly won this debate. If you go and look at it—and he asked Hillary Clinton specifically to talk about the two Hillary Cli... more »

Afghan Army Strain To Combat And Contain Taliban Offensives

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Afghan special forces arrive for a battle with the Taliban in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer *New York Times*: *On Their Own, Afghan Forces Strain to Combat Taliban Offensives* KABUL, Afghanistan — As Afghan forces struggle to break a weeklong Taliban siege of central neighborhoods in the provincial capital of Kunduz, insurgents are also stepping up pressure on urban centers in western and southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. In Farah Province, in the west, Afghan security forces have called for reinforcements to hold the line again... more »

German Energiewende To Cost €520 Billion By 2025 – New Study

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From GWPF: The total cost of Germany’s green energy transition (Energiewende) amounts to over €520 billion euros by 2025 in the electricity sector alone. This is the result of a report commissioned by the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) on behalf of the Initiative New Social Market Economy (INSM). […]

Rising Sea Levels To Wipe Out British Mountains, Says Guardian!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
Rising sea levels could topple the proud status of some British mountains, reducing them to the status of mere hills. Those in greatest danger of demotion include a peak in the Yorkshire Dales that was only reclassified as a mountain a few weeks ago. The Ordnance Survey (OS) uses mean sea level as the […]

Taliban Storm The Capital Of Afghanistan's Hellmand Province In Large Scale Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC*: *Taliban fighters push into Helmand capital Lashkar Gah* *The Afghan Taliban have launched a major assault on the strategically important city of Lashkar Gah.* The city of 200,000 people is the capital of Helmand province, parts of which have been seized back by the militant group. The new assault is their most concerted push yet into the city, in the south of the country. At least 14 people were killed by a suicide bomber in Lashkar Gah on Monday. including 10 police officers. The city was the scene of heavy fighting between the Taliban and Nato-led forces before their w... more »

Ethiopia Blames Foreign Powers For The Current Unrest

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ethiopia blames Egypt and Eritrea over unrest* Ethiopia's information minister says groups in Eritrea and Egypt are contributing to the unrest, which has led to a six-month state of emergency. Getachew Reda said the foreign elements are arming and financing opposition groups, but not necessarily with the formal backing of their governments. Under the state of emergency troops will be deployed to quell protests. It follows months of anti-government demonstrations by members of the country's two largest ethnic groups. Violence has intensified since the beginning of the month... more »

All Things are Bound Together

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Kato Shonin's Dharma talk on technology and war this past Saturday's 23rd anniversary celebration at the Grafton Peace Pagoda in New York. Kato Shonin is the senior Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monk in the US and is based in Leverett, Massachusetts where he also has built a pagoda. Kato Shonin will be at the start of our Maine Peace Walk that begins at Indian Island (Old Town) tomorrow. Several other monks and nuns from Nipponzan Myohoji will also participate in the peace walk. Their order was founded by a monk who was a friend of Mahatma Gandhi and created the Nipponzan Myohoji or...more »

Violence Erupts In Myanmar's Region Bordering Bangladesh

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC* *New York Times*: *Dozens Believed Killed as Violence Erupts in Myanmar* YANGON, Myanmar — At least 24 people were believed on Monday to have died in western Myanmar after unknown assailants attacked police outposts on Sunday near the border with Bangladesh. In Maungdaw, a township in Rakhine State close to the border, seven villagers, all members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, were said to have been shot to death when joint army and police forces began a counteroperation on Monday. About a million Rohingya live in the area and are officially stateless, having been denied... more »

World News Briefs -- October 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Mourners take part in the funeral of Abdul Qader Helal, the mayor of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, who was killed by an apparent Saudi-led air strike that ripped through a wake attended by some of the country's top political and security officials in Sanaa, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah *Reuters*: *Yemen's Houthis respond to air strike with missile attack* Yemen's Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia and may have also fired on a U.S. warship, two days after an apparent Saudi-led air strike killed 140 mourners at a funeral attended by powerfu... more »

When Will Republicans Begin To Confront Their Demons? Are They Waiting For Paul Ryan To Say OK?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Mario Diaz-Balart-- still stuck like glue to Trump* I guess everyone figured out Trump-- and apparently Kellyanne-- have abandoned the Kellyanne Conway tele-prompter approach and that he's back to counting on rage, bluster and anger to get him through. Deranged neo-Nazi crackpot Steve Bannon has got to be a happy camper after Trump's bizarre performance last night. Yesterday, before the debate, the *NY Times* listed 150 Republican leaders who don't support Trump, although relatively few are current Members of Congress. Doug Heye, a former RNC spokesman declared the presidential rac... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Cancer biologist says Nature journal “censored” his News & Views, retracts it

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A cancer biologist has retracted a 2016 News & Views article in a Nature journal, alleging that the journal tried to censor his writing by asking him to remove passages that criticized another journal (Cell). Carlo Croce, the sole author of the article in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology from Ohio State University in Columbus, described the […] The post Cancer biologist says Nature journal “censored” his News & Views, retracts it appeared first on Retraction Watch.

“Site Violet”: How Lithuania helped run a secret CIA prison

Crofton Black at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 12 hours ago
Secret documents obtained by the Bureau confirm the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) set up and ran a "black site" for detention of al Qaeda suspects, say lawyers. The post “Site Violet”: How Lithuania helped run a secret CIA prison appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Korea Times:* *Joint U.S. - South Korean naval exercise kicks off with US super carrier* South Korea and the United States began a large-scale joint naval exercise, Monday, in all seas off the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against possible provocations from North Korea. It is very rare for the two countries to conduct joint drills in the East, West and South Seas, officials said, adding that this reflects the seriousness the two allies attach to the military tension caused by the North's continuous provocative actions. Washington dispatched the nuclear-powered aircraft car... more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jung-un Has Assassination Fears

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Kim Jong-un will only visit places to close to Pyongyang that have been heavily vetted in advance of the leader's arrival *Daily Mail:** Very Un-popular: Kim Jong-un is too afraid to set foot in parts of North Korea because he fears being ASSASSINATED * * The dictator will only travel accompanied by a convoy of soldiers and military vehicles * He has failed to visit areas of the country that have been affected by recent heavy flooding * Kim Jong-un has also never set foot in the country's third-largest city Kim Jong-un is said to be so afraid of being assassinated that he does not ... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Freeing vibrations seed the new GaiaPortals

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*Freeing vibrations seed the new GaiaPortals* by ÉirePort Freeing vibrations seed the new GaiaPortals. Fairwinds are sensed by all hu-beings. Farms of Light are planted. Elements of Love are activated. ÉirePort | October 10, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-Ar

Quote of the Day: Douglas Adams explains modern democracy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 12 hours ago
From *The HItchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: So Long & Thanks For All the Fish…* *[image: dzSyE48]* [Hat tip Phil Oliver and Bernie Greene] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Standing Rock -- Riot Police Standoff Oct. 10 'We won't back down'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Actress Shailene Woodley and activist Vic Camp just arrested by riot police, among 27 arrested. Two charged with felonies who were locked down to DAPL machinery. Oglala Lakota Vic Camp of Pine Ridge arrested today. Photo by Sacheen Seitcham. Photo by Joye Braun, Lakota, on the frontline now. Scroll down for more photos. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 Near North Dakota Highway 6, DAPL

A cute but flawed PBS video on QM and realism

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
I just became aware of a YouTube channel named PBS Spacetime that is probably run by the public TV station. A guy named Matt is talking about various topics close to fundamental physics. Almost every video gets hundreds of thousands of views which is impressive. When watching the first one in my life, a two-week-old video on the quantum entanglement, local realism, and the Einstein-Bohr debates, I was amazed by the visual quality of the computer animations and some creative memes. For example, at the very beginning, we were told that babies are great quantum mechanics because they... more »

U.S. Think Tank: North Korea Will Have 100 Long-Range Nuclear Missiles Within Four Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Korea Times:* *N. Korea could have up to 100 deliverable nuclear weapons in four years* North Korea could have up to 100 nuclear weapons in as early as four years that can be delivered on long-range, road-mobile and submarine-launched ballistic missiles, a U.S. think tank has said. The RAND Corp. made the estimate in a report released over the weekend on five major threats the United States is facing around the world, putting a nuclear North Korea ahead of the four other threats -- Russia, the Islamic State, China and cyber threats. "The most recent open-source estimates suggest... more »

CNN Caught Coaching Independent Voters: Video

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A video has surfaced from last night’s second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, showing CNN (Clinton News Network) telling undecided voters what to say. The television news channel CNN was caught coaching independent voters about what to say on air in St. Louis on Sunday. Truth Kings reports: CNN did everything they could to prop up Hillary Clinton during last night’s debates. Not only did they position two moderators against him, but they also, apparently, coached independent voters on what to say. These were supposed to be uncommitted voters from Ohio... more »

Pentagon: US Warship Came Under Attack In Yemen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The US military said that one of its guided-missile destroyers escaped an attempted attack off the coast of Yemen Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Monday: “USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off Yemen’s coast. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship” He added that there had been no injuries to the sailors and no damage to the ship. The missiles allegedly came from territory controlled by Houthi rebels who are being targeted in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition. The Houthi movement has denied any ... more »

Pentagon: U.S. Navy Destroyer Came Under Missile Fire Near Yemen (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Missiles fired at US navy destroyer from rebel-held Yemen* Incident involving ship in Red Sea comes a day after US said its backing for Saudi-led coalition was not a ‘blank cheque’ A US navy destroyer was targeted with missiles from rebel-held territory in Yemen, a day after Washington said it would review its support for a war led by Saudi Arabia that has devastated the impoverished nation and led to thousands of civilian casualties. The latest escalation came as the Saudi government pledged to investigate an incident on Saturday in which airstrikes by its coalit... more »

Randy Newman's Propagandistic "Putin" Song- Propaganda is Insidious

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
* Randy Newman- releases a song after oh so many years...... Hmmmm....* Not that the world needs another Randy Newman song- Talentless hack that he is Who can forget his inane song "Short people"? Oh, you forgot it? It's understandable that you would. Despite the fact that Mr Newman hasn't done any music at all in years and years and years *the Washington Post simply has to does a write up on this very timely song release!* The article is very political in nature. Of course. Election talk. Can't believe anyone would vote for Trump. Obviously he's endorsing Hillary Clinton. * Mr New...more »

Cable channel turns into The Kellyanne Show!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016And no, it wasn't Fox:* As always, we were struck by pundit reaction to last night's debate. This morning, we were struck by Mika's most overwrought meltdown to date. She scolded Republicans who withdrew their support for Trump over the weekend, angrily declaring, again and again, that they were "spineless." Mika's work is routinely incoherent. This morning, the level of anger at those "spineless" folk combined with the incoherence to create a very strange brew on our strangest "cable news" program. Last night, we were equally struck by MSNBC's programmin... more »

Former Soviet President Gorbachev: 'Dangerous Point' As US-Russia Ties Sour

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Alexander Vilf *AFP: **Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous point' as US-Russia ties sour * Moscow (AFP) - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a "dangerous point" as tensions between Russia and the United States spike over the Syria conflict. Relations between Moscow and Washington -- already at their lowest since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict -- have soured further in recent days as the United States pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks. The Kremlin has suspended a series of nuclear pacts,... more »

Does Donald Trump Understand Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump spoke about his relationship with Putin during the debate. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times N*ew York Times*: *Trump Reveals His Ignorance on Russia* Donald Trump finally said something true. During the debate tonight, Hillary Clinton brought up the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russian hackers stole emails from the Democratic National Committee to influence the election to Trump’s benefit. Maybe, she said, that was because Trump has praised Putin so much. “I don’t know Putin,” Trump said. Then he added that nugget of truth. “I know nothing about Russia... more »

Security In Iraq, Oct 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Violence continued to fluctuate in Iraq. There was a drop in attacks, while casualties remained relatively stable. The government forces were in the midst of a new campaign to clear out the areas around Ramadi, some of which they had churned through before, while the Islamic State was carrying out minor counter attacks, and its usual terrorism in Baghdad. There were 127 security incidents recorded in the first week of October. That was down from the previous weeks when violence increased in each week of September. This is the usual ebb and flow seen week to week in the country. B... more »

Another Escalation in Migrant-EU Contention

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
This is a guest post by Justin Schon, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington. He studies information diffusion within conflict zones, as well as how civilians make decisions regarding their migration during conflict, and has conducted fieldwork with Syrian and Somali refugees in Jordan, Kenya, Turkey, and the […]

Is The U.S. Preparing For A “False Flag” Bombing In Syria?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The U.S. has been caught repainting some of their fighter jets in Russian Air Force colours. Could this be just to enhancing the training experience or could there be something more sinister afoot? Are they preparing to launch a bombing attack inside Syria to blame on the Russians as a precursor to US military action inside Syria? Moon of Alabama reports: There is a curious coincidence of a remark Secretary of State Kerry made to Syrian opposition activists and a new paint scheme applied to some U.S. military jets. October 1 2016: Kerry in leaked audio: ‘I lost the argument’ for u... more »

Donald Trump Attacks Bill Clinton In Second Presidential Debate

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump went on the attack in the second televised U.S. presidential debate with rival Hillary Clinton in St Louis last night. The Republican presidential candidate used the occasion to fend off recent claims of sexism leveled against him by a leaked video tape over the weekend by launching an assault on former president Bill Clinton and his actions against women, some of whom present in the audience. News Talk reports: In an ill-tempered 90-minute clash, Mr Trump was responding to revelations of his boasts about how he treats women. “Mine were words, his was action,” he said... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Russia Deploys Nuclear-Capable Missiles To Kaliningrad, Near Polish Border Tick Bites That Trigger Severe Meat Allergy on Rise Around the World National Guard, State Police Descend on 81-Year-Old’s Property to Seize Single Pot Plant FBI Arrests NSA ContractorPacific Garbage Patch Far Worse than Previously Thought Sabotage Speculation Gathers Around SpaceX Explosion Pregnant Women in America Die More Often Than in Iran *Indigenous Inventor Makes Robots Out of Garbage* A fiery new report makes a convincing case that Big Soda is the new Big TobaccoChina is not happy abou... more »

Is The Kremlin Waging An All-Out Propaganda War Against The West?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Reuters *Helle Dale, Daily Signal:* *Russia’s Information Warfare Continues* Speculation about Russian interference in the upcoming U.S. presidential election is flowing fast in the U.S. media. Russia was widely believed to be responsible for embarrassing email hacks at the Democratic National Convention. Speculation abounds in the media that the Russian government might try to throw the U.S. election this way or that with a boldness not even seen during Soviet days. Speculation is all we have for now, yet, the Russian propagandists may feel they have accomplished quite enough. So... more »

A Classic Humanoid Drawing

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*A Classic Humanoid Drawing* This illustration by the late *Dr. Fernando Jiménez del Oso* (distinguished author and publisher of *Espacio y Tiempo* and *Enigmas*) illustrates an article by Iker Jiménez and Lorenzo Fernández appearing in issue No.33 of the latter publication. It depicts the August 25, 1979 event in Górliz, Vizcaya, in which two friends - women in their mid-30s - saw a creature suddenly appear out of the surrounding vegetation while they spent the night at a campground. The article places the entity's height at 1.20 meters (4 feet) and describes it as walking hunc... more »

"I Wonder..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*Turn it up!* So, the government's best estimates are that there were 54 to 114 million "Native Americans" living on this continent in 1492. A fact little known is that diseases brought by the invaders like measles, smallpox and diphtheria very rapidly spread across the continent, wiping out 90% of the indigenous population. Considering the considerable damage done resisting the invaders by the pathetically small 10% tribal survivors, I wonder just how things might have gone had the whites been confronted with full 100% warrior manpower? This would be a *very* different country tod... more »

Columbus Day? "General Sherman's Final Solution"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"General Sherman's Final Solution*" by Thomas J. DiLorenzo "In an issue of "The American Enterprise" magazine devoted to the War between the States, Victor Hanson, a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, defends and makes excuses for Lincoln’s intentional waging of war on Southern civilians. This included the bombing, pillaging and plundering of their cities and towns, the burning of their homes, total destruction of farms and livestock, gang rape, and the killing of thousands, including women and children of all races. (See "Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and Total Wa... more »

"The Native Population of the Americas in 1492"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"The Native Population of the Americas in 1492"* by William M. Denevan "How many people inhabited the New World when Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492? How did the arrival of Europeans spark the population decline of aboriginal people in the New World? William M. Denevan writes that, "The discovery of America was followed by possibly the greatest demographic disaster in the history of the world." Research by some scholars provides population estimates of the pre-contact Americas to be as high as 112 million in 1492, while others estimate the population to have been as low as e...more »

"Columbus Day? Thanks, No..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn't have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn't afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property. We didn't know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth. We had no written laws l... more »

"How It Really Should Have Been"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

Second paper about major blood pressure drug trial in Japan to be retracted

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A second paper about a major randomized trial in Japanese patients with heart disease is being retracted, after an investigation reportedly found multiple problems with the paper. As predicted by Pharma Japan, Hypertension Research is retracting a 2011 paper, already the subject of two errata. Although a spokesperson said she couldn’t say why the paper was being retracted, as […] The post Second paper about major blood pressure drug trial in Japan to be retracted appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russia To Make It's Naval Base At Tartis In Syria Permanent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Russia's nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky navy sailors at Syria's Mediterranean port of Tartus. © Grigoriy Sisoev, Sputnik *RT*: *Russia plans permanent naval facility in Syrian port of Tartus – MoD* The Russian military plans to expand its supply base in Syria into a fully-fledged permanent naval base. The Russian facility in Tartus has long been used to resupply Russian warships during Mediterranean Sea missions. “We are going to have a permanent Navy base in Tartus. We have prepared the paperwork, which is now being reviewed by other government agencies. The document... more »

Donald Trump Says US Should Be Fighting ISIS With Russia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump said he “disagreed” with his vice presidential pick Mike Pence over US intervention against the Syrian government. Trumps running mate had called for bombing Syrian government targets, but the GOP nominee said that instead, the US should work together with Russia against ISIS. RT reports: “He and I haven’t spoken and I disagree,” Trump said during Sunday’s presidential debate, when asked whether he agreed with Pence’s calls for bombing Syria. During the presidential debates on Tuesday Pence had said that the US should be ready to strike the Syrian army if Russia conti... more »

WHERE THE TEST SCORES ARE: Series to resume!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016* *Previous report in this series* *Series resumes tomorrow:* Starting tomorrow, we'll be resuming our ongoing series, Where the Test Scores Are. In the third week of the series, we looked at the way Americans students have performed, as compared to the rest of the world, on the Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS), one of the two international testing programs in which most developed nations participate. In this week's reports, we'll examine the way American students have performed on the other major testing testing program—the Program fo...more »

Putin arrives in Istanbul, Turkey, to attend World Energy Congress

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Tass* At the latest Security Council Meeting* Venezuela alongside Russia vetoed the French resolution. *Keep that in mind as you read the news. * This is the president’s first official visit to Turkey after the process of normalization of relations with that country started.* After the coup attempt President Obama didn't visit Turkey. Nor did John Kerry. Joe Biden appeared months later. Not only did Putin immediately call Erdogan, but, he is visiting today. What does this suggest to us all about the relations between the US and Turkey? Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived ... more »

Russian President Putin And Turkish President Erdogan To Meet This Week To Discuss Energy (But Syria is What They Will Discuss)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow on Sept. 23. (Photo: Cihan) *The Independent*:* Putin and Erdogan to meet in Istanbul to discuss energy issues – but Syria will be the real talking point* As relations between Russia and Turkey thaw, those between Ankara and Washington are getting chillier. The US will very much be a factor in what transpires in Istanbul this week While the US is focused on latest revelations about Donald Trump and the turmoil they are causing in the run-up to the elections, a meeting is due to take place ... more »

As The War Against The Islamic State Rages The Kurds Are Expanding Their Territory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *In fight against Islamic State, Kurds expand their territory* Groups in Iraq are using the battle against radical Islamists to settle older disputes and grab land. That could cause more conflict in the future. ZUMAR, Iraq - From the terrace of the house Abu Suhail occupies, you can see Iraq’s ethnic fault lines widening. Like many houses in this northern Iraqi town, the drab concrete building used to be owned by an Arab family. Abu Suhail, a Kurd who owns a small shop, lived down the block. He and his family shared glasses of tea with their Arab neighbours; his two son... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
And the fattest U.S. military service is ... https://t.co/MtB53idOX4 pic.twitter.com/2Kr6RP86Pl — ArmyTimes (@ArmyTimes) October 10, 2016

'Our Goal is to Overcome NATO'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Over 5,000 people marched at a peace demonstration in Berlin, Saturday, calling for an end to war and denouncing NATO. Rainbow-flags and white doves were seen throughout the parade that advanced from Alexanderplatz past the US embassy, and to Brandenburg Gate. It is good to see this protest in Germany. We need more activity like this throughout Europe to stop the insane US-NATO possible war against Russia. In any such war Europe would be reduced to ashes. Now is the time to speak out!

Republicans Who Voted Against The Violence Against Women Act, Still Clinging To Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Lamar Smith opposed the Violence Against Women Act and strongly backs Trump* Headed into last night's debate, the overwhelming majority of Republicans in Congress were still backing Trump, despite the release of the "grab 'em by the pussy" tape and the promise of more-- and even worse--revelations of that nature to come in the next few weeks. Last night he aimed right to his Hate Talk Radio base... probably didn't win over a single new person. PolitiFact will be very busy for the next few days since Trump lied his way through the entire debate. We'll see later today and tomorrow if... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago

Once Again, Look At The Facts

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
It was an ugly night. The kind of night that -- after it's over -- leaves you with the feeling that you've got to hit the shower. This morning, *The New York Times* published a page which fact checked statements from the debate. Not everything that Hillary Clinton said -- particularly about her emails -- was true. But what was disturbing was the tsunami of lies which Donald Trump unleashed in the space of ninety minutes: Trump said Clinton wants "amnesty for everybody, come on it, come on over." -- Not True. He claimed,"Clinton was there for Obama's line in the sand" -- Not Tr... more »

"An Objective Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"Truth, an objective thing, is usually conceived of as something simple. Quite the opposite is correct: truth is enormously complicated; it calls for effort on several levels to arrive at its definition; it demands the utmost devotion in its service. Do you doubt it? Then resolve evermore to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You must hurt your friends, suffer the most pitiless scrutiny and persecution, turn the festive occasion into a nightmare of share words and recriminations. You will be called "a sour-puss," a curmudgeon, a difficult man, and very possibly a knave... more »

“Quick Debate Reactions from Switzerland”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Quick Debate Reactions from Switzerland”* by Scott Adams, creator of "Dilbert" "I just watched the debate on replay. Trump won bigly. This one wasn’t close. And keep in mind that I called Clinton the winner of the first debate, and I now endorse Gary Johnson, primarily to avoid being called an alleged enabler of alleged sex abusers and their alleged enablers. That basket of deplorables includes both Bill and Hillary Clinton (the alleged doer and the alleged cleaner-upper) plus Trump and his alleged misdeeds. Some quick reactions… *1. *When the Access Hollywood tape came up, Trump... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Sexual misbehaviour in Australian universities is extremely rare* *Sexual misbehaviour at universities is a great fad worldwide at the moment. There are constant wails about it. And from the wails you would infer that universities are a hotbed of rape. But are they? Putting a lot of juicy young men and women together is sure to go astray in some instances but is rape in universities any more common than in the community at large? Among all the hyperventilating, I have yet to see any statistics on the question. That rather aroused my suspicions. If rape really were parti... more »

Herb & Mushroom Chicken

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
There's something incredibly natural and satisfying about cooking with herbs. Add in some mushrooms and you've got a great, earthy meal that tastes incredible. This Herb & Mushroom Chicken dish is flavorful and rich, though simple at the same time. INGREDIENTS6-8 chicken thighs (skin on) 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp rosemary 1 Tbsp thyme 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 pkg mushrooms, quartered 1 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp parsley 2 cups white rice (prepared according to package directions) PREPARATIONPrepare the chicken by seasoning on both sides wi...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Climate is a chaotic system and as such cannot be accurately modelled* In her latest Week in review – science edition, Judith Curry gave us a link to a press release from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (which is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation – often written NCAR/UCAR) titled “40 Earths: NCAR’s Large Ensemble reveals staggering climate variability”. What is this? UCAR’s Large Ensemble Community Project has built a data base of “30 simulations with the Community Earth System Mode...more »

Jeg hater ordet "Naturlig"! -Salong med bar på museet for samtidskunst

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 17 hours ago
God mandag, alle! Denne uken er allerede godt i gang; jeg har vært i et hyggelig møte på Majorstuen, jobbet med fisjonsdataene mine (jeg troooor vi begynner å ha kontroll på disse nøytronene som forpester gamma-dataene mine nå), og jeg har dikutert med veileder-Jon – som virket fornøyd med jobben :D Men! Grunnen til at jeg er innom akkurat nå er ikke for å snakke om nøytroner, eller fisjon, eller gammastråling (selv om det så å si alltid er en god grunn til å snakke om disse tingene :P ); jeg vil gjerne tipse om at denne uken er jeg invitert til museet for samtidskunst og utstillingen... more »

Clinton Campaign: WikiLeaks Emails Are ‘Fake Russian Misinformation’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta has claimed that the emails released by WikiLeaks are fakes and forgeries. The whistleblower however has fired back saying that if John Podesta released his emails the contents would be identical. @johnpodesta Submit to WikiLeaks another copy of all your emails. We’ll compare the two identical archives for you. https://t.co/cLRcuIiQXz — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 8, 2016 Sputnik news reports: In a bid to downplay the damage wrought by WikiLeaks release of emails from Clinton’s closest confidante and campaign chairman John Pode...more »

Russia Plans Permanent Naval Base In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Russia is planning to keep and expand its supply base in Syria into a fully-fledged permanent naval base. The facility located in the port city Tartus has long been used to resupply Russian warships during Mediterranean Sea missions. The Russian Deputy Defence Minister General Nikolay Pankov said: “We are going to have a permanent Navy base in Tartus. We have prepared the paperwork, which is now being reviewed by other government agencies. The documents are pretty much ready, so we hope to submit them to you for ratification soon” RT reports: The Tartus facility has been in place ...more »

The Nobel

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 17 hours ago
Congratulations to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström.

Farcical Election or Terminal Postmodernity?  (Banks Are Bleeding Cash! Federal Funds Rate Scrapes Bottom)   Ex British Ambassador Makes Astonishing Speech About Tony Blair, George Bush, War and Profit

Are we okay with this? With any of this? Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's Chief of Staff, says "Let these people go!" (H/T to John Oliver) And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made. -Paul Simon Debate & Switch . . . Ad Infinitum: Democracy is Dead. Short Live the Oligarchy. As our two favorite despised plutocrats met for Round Two of their Neoliberal Death Match

"The Politics of Porcine Proclivities, Propensities, and Predilections"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The Politics of Porcine Proclivities, Propensities, and Predilections"* by Robert Gore "The Clinton campaign and cohorts are playing a foolish and dangerous game. Much of Donald Trump’s success stems from the weird fixations, taboos, and hypocrisies of those who oppose him. A country can’t control its own borders or decide to whom it will allow entrance. Terrorists acts by Muslims cannot be called Islamic terrorism. Allow members of that religion, an appreciable portion of whom have sworn to destroy us, to enter the country without determining if they are part of that appreciable ... more »

"MSNBC: Hillary Clinton Tapes 'Disturbing, Jarring'"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/lqqWBM19NL0 This isn't a right wing conspiracy site reacting to Hillary Clinton's retelling of her getting a rape suspect off of a rape charge it's MSNBC. MSNBC are right behind Hillary Clinton now which makes this tape from a few years ago all the more interesting. Oddly I don't think that I've ever seen or heard the BBC play the extract of Hillary Clinton talking about getting this chap off of the rape charge. I suppose that might cause people to wonder how pro women Hillary Clinton really is.

Blatant Lie: AP "Fact Checks" Directly Contradict AP's Own Reporting on Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*October 10, 2016* (LD) - The Associated Press (AP) through a gimmick it calls "AP FACT CHECK," claimed after a recent US presidential debate that presidential candidate Donald Trump was untruthful about Syrian President Bashar Al Assad fighting the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (ISIS). AP's article, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong that Assad fights IS," claims: *Not true. Syria's President Bashar Assad considers the Islamic State group to be among numerous "terrorist" groups that threaten his government, but his military is not fighting them. It is focused on combatting Syrian oppo... more »

Donald Trump: "Because you'd be in jail"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/AFGiZT-MnI4 Somehow the pro Hillary Clinton and desperately anti Donald Trump BBC didn't report on this exchange from last night's second Presidential debate. I wonder why... Hillary Clinton tries one of her usual snarky lines and gets a very swift and deflating reply.

Black Triangles: Patented US Triangular Spacecraft

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Several years ago i came to the conclusion, based on several sightings that the huge triangular craft been seen and reported as UFOs, that these craft were human. i based this on the obvious running lights and that an end view had disclosed jet engine exhausts. I also determined that this program had to be at least already a decade old and that it had to include predecessors for another decade. Now to my astonishment, we are actually reading a patent disclosure which outlines the whole technology and make a basket of core claims that completely coincide to what... more »

Many Grizzly Bears Seeking Berries Dying in British Columbia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Bah!! a huge population of bears live out in the mountains and stay out of harms way. What is happening is that surplus bears looking for range come into conflict and yes are attracted by all the food available. This is more of an indication of a very healthy bear population that is much in need of constant culling. the valleys provide an ideal locale for this. Folks fail to recall that North America was up to its eyeballs in bears when contact occurred. Worse, grizzlies actually hunted humans with impunity. The long range rifle put an end to that and slashed populations and... more »

Biowarfare Experiments on Americans

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Essentially secrecy protects these actions that could never be launched by civilian scientists and yes such actions are continuing unto this day. The argument is that they simply need to know. They are limited to localized populations and i am sure most are mostly ineffective which is a mercy. Yet it is hard to see how they can ever be rationalized with public opinion. It is simply not going to happen. *Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans* *Kevin Loria * *Sep. 25, 2016,* *http://www.businessinsider.com/military-governm... more »

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - Chpt III - International Response to UFO Phenomena

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
So far this document interleaves a narrative that draws on known points of reference such as real people and failed efforts but remains technically unconvincing. The emergence of Dark Project research is somewhat mapped but no specifics are laid out except that everyone seemed to go there at need. Again we have stories that appear to exist no where else. Yet there is an internal logic here also it is certainly what might have happened and could have happened. It bothers me though that we are not referencing even anonymous informants as that would give credence to the claim of ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MzHqkNBwo

Trump v Clinton: Who won the debate? Per BBC News - the BBC minimising a toxic anti Hillary Clinton story

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC analysis http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37604731 of the second Presidential debate manages to mention one smoking gun from Hillary Clinton's past but in such a way that the British public can be protected from the truth about the BBC's candidate of choice. The BBC manage this: '... Mr Trump unloaded every bit of malicious allegation and rumour he had.... He dinged Mrs Clinton's 1970s work as a public defender representing a rapist.' An unbiased news organisation would detail what the accusations are and embed the audio of Hillary Clinton so the public could... more »

Trump v Clinton: Who won the debate? Per BBC News - an interesting choice of wording

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37604731 could provide hours of analysis of the pro Hillary / anti Trump bias but here's just one example: 'If Mr Trump's overarching goal was to offer a performance that would allow him to cobble together an electoral majority on election day, then his sometimes glowering, often aggressive performance will fall far short' So Hillary Clinton would win the election but if Donald Trump wins then it's because he's cobbled together an electoral majority? The BBC's bias sickens me.

Quote of the Day: On preserving a dying language

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
Today’s quote comes from Ayn Rand’s talk/article ‘Global Balkanisation,’ in which she talks about the rise of the concrete-bound tribal mentality, and how it becomes fixated not on ideas but on preserving (and demanding taxpayer’s dollars to protect) concretes like “folk songs, folk dances. special ways of cooking food, traditional costumes and folk festivals,” and of course the tribe’s language… *A symptom of the tribal mentality’s self-arrested, perceptual level of development may be observed in the tribalists’ position on language…**.* * To a person who understands the f... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Marines lean into the rotor wash of a CH-53E Super Stallion as it takes off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard in the South China Sea, Oct. 6, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan

Pakistan`s Vow To `Crack Down On The Taliban Appears To Not Include The Leader of The Taliban Himself

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is seen in an undated photograph, posted on a Taliban twitter feed on May 25, 2016, and identified separately by several Taliban officials, who declined be named. Social Media/File Photo *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Afghan Taliban leader taught, preached in Pakistan, despite government vow to crack down* For 15 years until his sudden disappearance in May, the new leader of the Afghan Taliban insurgency openly taught and preached at the Al Haaj mosque in a dusty town in southwestern Pakistan, associates and students told Reuters. ... more »

Pentagon: US Navy Destroyer Targeted In Failed Missile Attack Off The Coast Of Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
USS Mason DDG-87 *Reuters:* *US Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen* A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying the two missiles failed to hit the ship. "USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said. *Read more* .... *Update: *US Navy destroye... more »

Russia Downplays Its Nuclear Missile Deployment To Kaliningrad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russia has moved nuclear-capable missiles near to the Polish border as tensions escalate between the world’s largest nation and the West *The Guardian*:* Russia downplays moving nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad* Deployment of Iskander missiles to Baltic outpost alarms neighbours but Russia says move is part of regular drill. Russia has played down the significance of the deployment of nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad after the move led to protests from Estonia, Poland and Lithuania, underlining tensions about Russian intentions. The d... more »

Western Backed Arab Coalition Says To Investigate Yemen Funeral Massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian:* *US says support for Saudi Arabia not a 'blank cheque' after Yemen air raid* Coalition announces inquiry into strike that killed 140 people in Sana’a as US says its backing is not ‘a blank cheque’ The US said its security cooperation with Saudi Arabia was not a “blank cheque” as Riyadh agreed to mount an investigation into a widely condemned air raid on funeral in Yemen that killed 140 people. In one of the deadliest attacks of the country’s civil war, which Saudi Arabia entered in March 2015, airstrikes on Saturday hit a funeral hall packed with thousands of mour... more »

Debate & Switch... Ad Infinitum

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
Democracy is dead. Short live the oligarchy. As our two favorite despised plutocrats met for Round Two of their Neoliberal Death Match Sunday, you didn't really expect the show to be about anyone else but themselves, did you? Oh, sure, Hillary for the millionth time delved into that time 30 years ago when she liked children well enough to actually have taken a short-lived job devoted only to them. She stressed over and over again that those who work hard with their "god-given potential" are not in her basket of deplorables. Nor are Muslim American citizens who patriotically spy on ... more »

Only Two Democrats In The House Scored Low Enough To Be Labeled Homophobic This Year

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Abnormally ugly men are often obsessively homophobic. This is Dan Lipinski* The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) put out its 2016 congressional scorecard in time for the election. Almost all the Democrats scored 100 and almost all the Republicans got 0. The short version: *•* 190 Members of Congress earned perfect scores (188 Democrats, 2 Republicans). *•* The average score for Representatives was 53. *•* Average score for Democratic Representatives is 96. *•* Average score for Republican Representatives is 10. *•* The average score for Senators was 54. *•* Average score for Democratic S... more »

Military Forces Are Now In Place To Liberate Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*:* In Iraq, ‘all the pieces’ are now in place to take Mosul back from the Islamic State* The U.S.-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State has prepared “all the pieces” it needs to take back the Iraqi city of Mosul, and expects military operations there are “rapidly approaching,” a senior State Department official said Friday. Brett McGurk, the State Department’s envoy to the coalition, said the mission to take back the city of more than 1 million people will be “a very unpredictable, very dynamic, very uncertain operation.” It will be the most ambitious ... more »

The Fight Over Mosul Is Exposing Kurd/Turk/Shia/Sunni Disunity

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice Of America*: *Sectarian Disputes Plague Planning for Long-Awaited Battle of Mosul* With the long-awaited military assault on Mosul possibly just days away, U.S. officials are scrambling to resolve flaring disputes between allies in the coalition to liberate Iraq’s second largest city, the Islamic State’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq. For weeks, the assault has been expected and had appeared imminent with coalition radio broadcasts and leaflets warning civilians in Mosul and identifying exit routes they can use to flee. But simmering disagreements between coalition a... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Moving toward to bottom of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its narrow appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* About 5 light-years long and a mere 800 light-years away, the Pencil Nebula is only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years in diameter and is the expanding debris cloud... more »

"Forever and Forever and Forever..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out." - James Baldwin

“A Dying Civilization: The Moral Order”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “A Dying Civilization: The Moral Order”* by Morris Berman “The notion that there was a way of life characteristic of modern (or industrial) societies that was qualitatively different from the way of life found in pre-modern (or folk) societies goes back, at least, to the German sociologist Max Weber. Modern societies, said Weber, are governed by bureaucracies; the dominant ethos is one of “rationalization,” whereby everything is mechanized, administered according to the dictates of scientific reason. Weber famously compared this situation to that of an “iron cage”: there was no w... more »

Clinton Spokesman Summed up the Debate in Glowing Terms...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*and we thank him.* Jesse Lehrich, foreign policy spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaig, tweeted this timely message to Donald Trump. And everyone is worried about Trump using the "p" word in a "private" conversation? That is all.

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IMF: China Facing Financial Crisis Because Of Debt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen on a counter of a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, China, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo *The Telegraph*: *China must wean itself off debt addiction if it is to avoid financial calamity, warns IMF chief* China is edging towards "financial calamity" and must wean itself off its debt addiction and reform if it is to avoid a crisis, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Markus Rodlauer, deputy director of the IMF's Asia-Pacific department, said the world's second largest economy was approaching a tipping point where ... more »

US Appeals Court denies injunction to halt DAPL construction

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. U.S. Court of Appeals denies injunction that would have halted construction during appeal process Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will continue fight against pipeline despite court setback By Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Censored News Breaking News Monday: Twenty-seven water protectors arrested, including actress Shailene Woodley for livestreaming, and activist Vic Camp. http://

The Second Presidential Debate - Thoughts off the Top

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Second Clinton/Trump Debate - Following in Real Time...and Thoughts off the Top* *Setting the Stage* What a debacle this election campaign is turning out to be. What damage is being done to all concerned. What nobody in the United States seems to realize is that there is a whole world out side of the US looking at what is going on and appalled at how little respect all the actors (and I say this in every meaning of that word) have for the nation itself. They are fighting over it like pittbulls in a drug dealer's chain link back yard fight over a bone. In the court system, in C... more »

Alaska's Senate Race Is Winnable By Progressive Ray Metcalfe-- But Schumer Would Rather See Murkowski Win

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Because the Alaska Republican Party is torn in half-- the extremists backing teabagger Joe Miller (running as a Libertarian) and the mainstream conservatives sticking with business-as-usual Lisa Murkowski, the Democrats have a chance to win the Senate seat back. But because grassroots Dems-- who backed Bernie 81.6-18.4%-- nominated Ray Metcalfe (long-time scourge of Alaska's corrupt political establishment), the Alaska Democratic Party establishment (and, of course the like-minded DSCC) don't want to win the seat. Literally. They're backing an independent candidate instead and hop... more »

West Coast Women Warriors: Prayer Counters Morton Co. Sheriff's Criminal Enterprise

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Comanche Nation leads prayer, as Morton Co. Sheriff expands its criminal enterprise, violating human rights, violating civil rights West Coast Women Warriors Media Cooperative Censored News URGENT UPDATE: October 9th 2016 Only three days after the Morton County’s Sherriff’s department staged a press conference that stated they were calling in reinforcements and

Clinton's Coup in Honduras

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"An Appropriate Response..."

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