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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

11 October - Blogs I'm Following

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10:32 pm MDT

Trump Knows Words.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 32 minutes ago
*-by Melody* Trump: "I went to an Ivy League school. I'm highly educated. I know words. I have the best words, I have the best, but there is no better word than stupid. Right?” Oh, wait. Hang on there a minute, Mr. Trump. I found a dictionary site that listed your 20 most frequently used words, presented in a slideshow. Why does "stupid" come in at only #19, if it is the best word ever? The slideshow (linked above) gives examples of Trump quotes for the 20 words. This is a good resource for anyone who is having trouble remembering some particularly out of control, dangerous, ... more »

"BREAKING NEWS: Russian Ambassador to USA Confirms: All Normal Channels of Communication Between the US and Russia are Cut Off"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"BREAKING NEWS: Russian Ambassador to USA Confirms: * *All Normal Channels of Communication Between the US and Russia are Cut Off"* by Newsroom "All normal channels of collaboration between the United States and Russia have been cut off, including a wide range of critical issues, Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak said on Tuesday. Kislyak added that the United States and Russia once had a bilateral commission of 21 working groups focused on science, technology, military, nuclear and other issues, which no longer exists. “All the normal channels of cooperation b... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Sometimes, stars form in walls- bright walls of interstellar gas. In this vivid skyscape, stars are forming in the W-shaped ridge of emission known as the Cygnus Wall. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive outline popularly called The North America Nebula, the cosmic ridge spans about 20 light-years. *Click image for larger size.* Constructed using narrowband data to highlight the telltale reddish glow from ionized hydrogen atoms recombining with electrons, the image mosaic follows an ionization front with fine details of dark, dusty forms in silhouette. Sculpted by e... more »

Chet Raymo, "Pigeons"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Pigeons"* by Chet Raymo "That old curmudgeon H. L. Mencken wrote: "The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind." Admitting that no one- including this writer- is immune to self-delusion, still it is hard for anyone who respects empirical evidence to argue with Mencken. Half of Americans believe in ghosts. Almost seventy percent believe in angels. More people believe in astrology than express interest in astronomy. Almost anything paranormal- ESP, UFOs, channeling, etc.- is deemed more interesting than ... more »

Getting a Feel for London 1889

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
My initial Penny Dreadful Cthulhu game was postponed by a week - I had to do some unexpected repair work on our front yard zombies, taking up time I'd planned on doing homework. Real world can be a bit rough sometimes... But hey - check out zombies at the end of this post.While the first game has been delayed a week I do have the first adventure ready - though I might do a bit of refining, map-making, etc. I do have to confess I find Victorian London to be a bit challenging. None of us are British so there's going to be no one going after me on details, but one thing I find intimid... more »

Did Mr. Sniffles Just Pick His Nose Too Aggressively?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Look, I don't want to get anyone in trouble-- and I know from personal experience that Trump is a litigious asshole-- but, without having ever been in the room to see it myself, the Palm Beach doctors who give Trump his fat and "beauty" treatments taught him how to chop up Adderall and snort it. I was sure it was cocaine the night of the first debate too, but they I got the inside scoop about the Adderall. Nonetheless, it's worth mentioning-- in light of the sniffle-fest Sunday's debate turned into-- that actress Carrie Fisher tweeted to her million-plus followers that Trump's a c... more »

Some things we can learn from the new Nobel winners

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
While not meaning to, the announcement that six Americans won science Nobels this year, all of them immigrants, should suggest something to all thinking people about the benefits from geniuses – and how it relates to thinking about people, especially immigrants, in clumps. (That is, it would suggest this to *thinking* people.) *J. Fraser Stoddart, born in Scotland, credited American openness with bringing top scientists to the country. He added, however, that the American scientific establishment will only remain strong "as long as we don’t enter an era where we turn our back ... more »

The Second Karen Lewis Sellout?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
A Chicago teachers' strike that had been advertised for all the blogs to post about did not happen. You need to read George Schmidt at *Substance News* to get the story. A clip: . . . .Despite sometimes emotional defenses of the vote to accept the proposed contract and push the union's members into the deal, by early October 11, as people began studying the eight-page PDF outlining the deal, it was clear that the deal was in trouble. And in the context of the trouble, more and more members were asking by what authority in the union's own laws had the current CTU leadership unilate... more »

Peace Walks Begins

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Our group of peace walkers gathered on Indian Island today at noon for lunch along the Penobscot River that the native people who live here are trying to protect despite many obstructions from the state of Maine. Following lunch we walked a few minutes to the Penobscot people's government building where we held our walk orientation and where we received a welcome from Tribal Chief Kirk Francis. Then at 6:00 pm we held a pot luck supper which was followed by a wonderful and inspiring talk by Native Rights lawyer Sherri Mitchell who grew up on Indian Island. She reminded us that w... more »

Why Hillary Clinton Makes me Nervous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) meets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton upon her arrival at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vladivostok September 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mikhail Metze *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *I'm an Anti-Putin Russian and Clinton Makes Me Nervous* Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will have a hard time dealing with Russia: The relationship between the two countries is in tatters. Donald Trump obviously doesn't have any answers. Yet, like most of my fellow Russians who follow the race, I also have misgivings about Hillar... more »

Baby's Got An Atom Bomb

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a family photo shoot for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon *Mackenzie Weinger, Cipher Brief*: A New Low in U.S.-Russian Relations As U.S.-Russia tensions escalate, the sharply deteriorating bilateral relationship between the former Cold War foes may be at an inflection point. Experts say that in the wake of a flurry of public statements, accusations, and nixed arms control ... more »

Earth provides every man's needs

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." Mahatma Gandhi

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

“Singing To The Deer”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Singing To The Deer”* by Patricia Monaghan “At solstice, the woods were bright in a snowy way, the sky pearl gray above the stately maples and gnarled burr oaks. An Alaskan marooned in the urban Midwest, it took me years to find this nearby patch of relatively undisturbed land where I can sense the power of wildness. Now I go there often, watching the seasons unfold their changeful unchanging patterns in the increasingly familiar forest. I especially like to walk among the sleeping trees in the half-lit silence of winter dawns. The trail I follow winds and twists, new patches of ... more »

The Poet: John O’Donohue, “Draw Alongside The Silence Of Stone”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Draw Alongside The Silence Of Stone”* “You have traveled too fast over false ground; Now your soul has come to take you back. Take refuge in your senses, open up To all the small miracles you rushed through. Become inclined to watch the way of rain When it falls slow and free. Imitate the habit of twilight, Taking time to open the well of color That fostered the brightness of day. Draw alongside the silence of stone Until its calmness can claim you.” - John O’Donohue

"Half-dead, We Stand..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Time is ungovernable, but grief presents us with a choice: what do we do with the savage energies of bereavement? What do we do with the memory- or in the memory- of the beloved? Some commemorate love with statuary, but behavior, too, is a memorial, as is a well-lived life. In death, there is always the promise of hope. The key is opening, rather than numbing, ourselves to pain. Above all, we must show our children how to celebrate existence in all its beauty, and how to get up after life has knocked us down, time and again. Half-dead, we stand. And together, we salute love. Becau... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"During The Coming Economic Crisis Two-Thirds Of The Country Will Be Out Of Cash Almost Immediately"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"During The Coming Economic Crisis Two-Thirds Of * *The Country Will Be Out Of Cash Almost Immediately"* By Michael Snyder "Did you know that almost 70 percent of the U.S. population is essentially living paycheck to paycheck? As you will see below, a brand new survey has found that 69 percent of all Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Of course one of the primary reasons for this is that most of us are absolutely drowning in debt. In fact, the total amount of household debt in the United States now exceeds 12 trillion dollars. So many Americans are so busy just trying to... more »

World News Briefs -- October 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russian jets resume heavy bombing of eastern Aleppo: rebels, monitor* Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Air strikes mostly hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, Zakaria Malhifji of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim rebel group told Reuters. "There is renewed bombardment and it is heavy," he said. The Observatory said the death toll from bombing in Bustan al-Qasr, Fardous and other neighborhoods rose to a... more »

Change the Story, Change the Future with David Korten

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*"Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth" by David Korten (2015).* *Video Title: Change the Story, Change the Future with David Korten. Source: Association for the Tree of Life. Date Published: April 29, 2016.*

Economic News , Data & Views ....... October 11 , 2016 - Tuesday Items To Consider 1) Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks Sell Off Hard Today ; Jobs Allegedly Increase For The Last 78 of 79 Last Months In Food Service & Dining ( Just Don't Mention That To 2,100 Yum Workers Losing Their Jobs ) ; Oil Finally Rolls Over After Relentlessly Rising For Days ( Falling Global Demand Noticed ) Despite Ongoing Jibber Jabber On Production Freeze ; Europe & Asia News And Market Action. 2) Europe In Focus : Greece Round Up For Tuesday ; Germany - Deutsche Bank News De Jour , Political News - Not Good Polling #s For CDU/CSU Additional Items Of Note ; Spain Blows It Again - Another Likely Budget Deficit For 2017 Possibly 4.2 % , Political News To Consider ; Russia Items - Oil Related News , Putin Cancels Visit To France After Hollande Accuses Russia Of Committing War Crimes In Syria. 3) Odds & Ends - Syria , Libya , Hurricane Matthew , US Politics , Italian Polls Of Note

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Another day around the way.. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Quant Qrash Slams Stocks, Batters Bonds http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-11/quant-qrash-slams-stocks-batters-bonds … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7h 7 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Just another day around the way... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge "Wonky, Lunging" Unwinds Hit Stocks, Bonds, VIX As Systematic Deleveraging Strikes http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016... more »

naked lady

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

living a lie

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
The Lie We Live

New Auckland Montessori secondary school announced!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: Peacce-Montessori] It’s a morning for announcements here at NOT PC. Plans are well underway for a new independent Montessori in East Auckland, at a Panmure campus – to open in February 2017. Director Steven Arnold invites all interested parents, and of course every interested student, to an Open Meeting next Wednesday evening to hear all!. * WHAT*: Open Meeting for new Montessori Secondary School * WHEN*: October 17, 7pm * WHERE*: Panmure District School Hall, 87 Mt Wellington Highway Get along. If you have school-age children, what do you have to lose? [image:... more »

Architect Claude Megson: A new book!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: CockerTownhouses-exterior] Page from new book *Counter Constructions | Claude Megson*. Photo by Jackie Meiring. I’m excited to reveal here for the first time that there’s a new book about architect Claude Megson that has been lovingly put together by folk as excited about Claude’s architecture as I am—and if I’ve now used the word “excited” three times in this sentence (there you go), that’s because that’s exactly how this news makes me. It’s a new book,* Claude Megson|Counter Constructions,* authored by Giles Reid and—as you can see by the pics here—brilliantly photogr... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Flickr/U.S. Missile Defense Agency. *Reuters*:* China, Russia to hold further anti-missile drills after U.S. THAAD decision* China and Russia will hold their second joint anti-missile drills next year, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, after South Korea and the United States angered the two countries with plans to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. The Chinese and Russian militaries held their first such exercises in May as Washington and Seoul were in discussions over installing the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to protect against any ... more »

Ex-Iraq Prime Minister Maliki Is Making A Comeback

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Nuri al-Maliki speaks during an interview with Reuters in Baghdad January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani *Reuters*: *Ex-PM Maliki making comeback as Iraq's most powerful man* Nuri al-Maliki is once again positioning himself as Iraq's most powerful man, poised to return as kingmaker in a fight for influence that could decide Iraq's fate as a unified country after the coming battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State. Two years after he was pressured to leave office by both the United States and Iran for failing to stop Islamic State fighters from sweeping across the country, ... more »

UN Warns That Political Polarization In DR Congo May Spark ‘Large-Scale Violence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Demonstrators at the Echangeur de Limete, Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: Habibou Bangre/IRIN *UN News Centre*: *Political polarization in DR Congo may spark ‘large-scale violence,’ UN envoy warns Security Council* 11 October 2016 – Warning of an extremely fragile political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where “actors on all sides appear more and more willing to resort to violence to achieve their ends,” the top United Nations official in the country called today on the Security Council to urge the parties to return ... more »

US Threatens Response To Yemen Houthi Rebel Missile Attack On Ships

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
According to the Pentagon, missiles fired from Huthi-controlled territory in Yemen targeted the USS Mason and the USS Ponce, which were patrolling near each other ©Mass Communications Specialist 3 (Navy Visual News Service/AFP/File) *AFP*: *US threatens retaliation for attack on US warships off Yemen* The United States threatened Tuesday to retaliate for a missile attack that missed a pair of US warships in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. "Counterstrike, retaliatory strike: I can tell you that those things are things that we are looking at," said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Defe... more »

GOP Imploding

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
This hasn't been a good election cycle for Paul Ryan. He got muscled out of the early running for the presidential nomination by a a bunch of buffoons The Deep Bench and then he wound up jumping on the Trump Train to nowhere. It's been all downhill from there and yesterday Trump took a couple of seconds out of his busy schedule attacking CNN to fart in Ryan's face: This morning Trump was on twitter again, attacking Ryan again, delusional and ranting that he won the debate-- he didn't-- and that Ryan is a "very weak and ineffective leader," adding that Ryan had "had a bad conferen... more »

People With Rhesus Negative Blood May Be Aliens

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Studies conducted on rhesus negative blood types show that they are missing the key evolutionary gene derived from rhesus monkeys that other humans carry. Theories suggest that people with Rhesus (RH) negative blood may be from outside this world. Others suggest they are fallen angels from the heavens above or they belong to an alien race from somewhere in the vast darkness of space. What is clear is that those who have with Rhesus (RH) negative blood are different and unique. When they donate blood at blood banks, it can be accepted by anyone regardless of their blood type. But if... more »

"Campaign Chairman: "I know Hillary has begun to hate everyday Americans, but..." She Hates YOU!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Basket of deplorables..." "Look, the average Democrat voter is just plain stupid. They're easy to manipulate. That's the easy part." - Hillary Clinton, as told to Dick Morris in "Rewriting History", 2005 *"Campaign Chairman: * *"I know Hillary has begun to hate everyday Americans, but..." She Hates YOU!"* by Newsroom "The Chairman of the Hillary for President Campaign admitted in an internal e-mail that Hillary "Has begun to hate everyday Americans." In an email exchange with another campaign bigshot, Jennifer Palmieri, who was the Jennifer Palmieri was a White House communicatio... more »

RENO: Native Americans run over in hate crime at Abolish KKKolumbus Day March

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Hate Crime Videotaped as Pickup Plows into Native American Marchers Reno police refuse to arrest the driver, as grandmother hospitalized with fractured pelvis By Brenda NorrellCensored News Updated Tuesday at 6 p.m. RENO -- Five people were injured when a white pickup truck plowed into Native American rights activists, protesting Columbus Day and speaking out for the defense

AZ Senators Prioritize Mining Interests Over Public Health and Environmental Welfare

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
The Colorado River supplies water to millions of people yet it is one of America's most endangered river, as discussed here: https://www.americanrivers.org/2015/04/most-endangered-the-colorado-river-in-the-grand-canyon/ The Colorado River is threatened by past, present, and future uranium mining. Energy Fuels Resources is attempting to re-open old uranium mines located adjacent to the Grand Canyon. There is no uranium shortage. There is no fundamental need to mine more uranium. Many Arizona businesses and environmental groups have opposed the move because the Colorado River is alre...more »

President Obama Considering A 'Proportional Response' To Russian Hacking

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama walks to board Air Force One for travel to Greensboro, North Carolina from the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Reuters:* *Obama to consider 'proportional' response to Russia hacking* U.S. President Barack Obama will consider a variety of responses to Russia's hacking of political party organizations and it is possible that any action may not be announced publicly, the White House said on Tuesday. "There are a range of responses that are available to the president and he will consider a response that is proporti... more »

Russia And China Condemn U.S. Missile Defense. Vow To Work Together To Counter The U.S. Missile-Defense System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov *Bloomberg*: *Russia Says It’s Joining China to Counter U.S. Missile Defense* * Russian official says U.S. seeks ability for nuclear strikes * Poznikhir says shield would allow unilateral moves by U.S. Russia said it’s working with China to counter U.S. plans to expand its missile-defense network, which the two nations see as targeting their military assets. The upgrades aim to give Washington the ability to launch a nuclear strike “with impunity,” Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff said Tuesday at a security foru... more »

The Philippines: "Parochial Democracy" leader going to China

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte* *“For as long as I am there, do not treat us like a doormat because you’ll be sorry for it,*” he added. *“I will not speak with you. I can always go to China.”* I have to confess having a particular affection for Philippino people. There is a huge Philippino population here in Vancouver and I came in contact with them when I was a front line child protection social worker. No, they weren't clients [I worked in aboriginal services] they were foster parents, child care workers, nurses, day care workers and home makers. Philippino people are ... more »

Rise of the Posthuman Technocracy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - Are you ready to cede your body and soul to the transhumanists? The post Rise of the Posthuman Technocracy appeared first on Waking Times.

The candidate's body language and clothes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016It's all at Rosenthal's restaurant:* How dumb is the modern New York Times? In its political coverage, the famous upper-class Gotham rag is *spectacularly* dumb. Just consider three major offerings in today's editions, all in the "National" section. Atop the paper's hard-copy front page, Amy Chozick writes a Tolstoy-length summary of the latest leak from Moscow. Chozick's basic report runs an interminable 1922 words. It's accompanied by hundreds of words of additional text, aimed at subscribers who are especially sleep-resistant. The mind-numbing dullnes... more »

It's Not His Party and He Can Cry if He Wants To

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Wow. And on National Coming Out Day, too. Were it not for his long public record, one would almost swear that Donald Trump started out life as a mercenary, got thrown in a hole in Central Asia with other prisoners and came out as Bane. Because from the start, that's what this Batman villain campaign of Trump's has reminded me of. He sweeps into our Gothams, tells people to do whatever they want, let Freedom Ring and that under him, life will be glorious. He promises kangaroo courts and all the while we don't hear the countdown to Armageddon. Tom Brady, please check un... more »

Video: Who Owns The Federal Reserve?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Who owns the Federal reserve? The video below exposes the biggest scam in the history of mankind. You are about to learn one of the biggest secrets in the history of the world… it’s a secret that has huge effects for everyone who lives on this planet. Most people can feel deep down that something isn’t quite right with the world economy, but few know what it is. Gone are the days where a family can survive on just one paycheck… every day it seems that things are more and more out of control, yet only one in a million understand why. You are about to discover the system that is ult... more »

Pfizer fires employee, requests five retractions

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced it plans to retract five papers by a former employee, after an investigation found duplicated images. As first reported today by Leonid Schneider, Pfizer has asked to retract five papers from the lab of Min-Jean Yin, a cancer researcher. A spokesperson for the company confirmed to us that Yin had […] The post Pfizer fires employee, requests five retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Did Hillary Clinton disclose confidential information?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago

The first visit to a post-Brexit Britain

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*By former Czech president Václav Klaus* *Original in Czech* Once a year, the Eurasian Council of Foreign Affairs organized by the – extraordinarily skillful – Kazakh minister of foreign affairs Mr Idrissov is gathering somewhere. It's mostly composed of former European politicians – from the Austrian (and EU) minister of foreign affairs Ferrero-Waldner to (Polish) president Kwasniewski and British former finance minister Lord Lamont, to Serbian B. Tadić, Italians Martino and Frattini, Norway's Bondevik, and so on – mostly people whom I know well. *Cliveden House, the chateau* Th... more »

Unfounded accusation gains purchase!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016Thanks to the New York Times:* How do unfounded accusations gain purchase? Gain purchase, then start to worm their way into everyone's heads? Consider a letter which was published in this morning's New York Times. The writer seems to be a Clinton supporter—but he's also a Trump enabler: LETTER TO THE NEW YORK TIMES (10/11/16): *Let’s assume that what has been charged by both candidates about how the other has treated women is true.* That Donald Trump groped and forced himself on married women—because he could. *That Hillary Clinton attacked the women he... more »

Who Protects Kids from Predatory Police and Prosecutors?

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 10 hours ago
Raising teenage girls in the age of Snapchat exhibitionism is a challenging proposition – and it’s not made any easier by ambitious prosecutors seeking to criminalize unwise acts that fall within parental jurisdiction. Last April 6, two parents from Knoxville, Iowa were summoned to a meeting with Lt. Aaron Fullerand Sgt. Kyle Keller of the city police department. A few days earlier, they had been informed by Carolyn Johnson, a guidance counselor at Knoxville High School, that their 14-year-old girl had sent “inappropriate” pictures to a male friend. When confronted by the parent... more »

James Hansen Slams Paris Agreement As “Wishful Thinking”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.ecowatch.com/james-hansen-climate-change-2030724330.html Eco-loon Hansen has been at it again. From Eco Watch: Many hail the Paris agreement—set to cross the threshold this week to come into effect—as a panacea for global climate change. Yet tragically, this perspective neglects to take into account the scientific reality of our climate system, which […]

Agreement To Limit Aviation Emissions Pretty Worthless

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/85171172/is-it-all-over-for-the-age-of-cheap-air-travel-agreement-to-reduce-carbon-emissions-might-be-a-fatal-blow-to-lowcost-airlines Another piece of recent news from the Telegraph, that I am catching up on: The aviation industry has crossed a threshold. After almost two decades of talks, 191 countries gathered in Montreal last week to adopt a global market-based system to tackle the rise of carbon emissions from […]

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The Truth About The Civilians Holed Up in Eastern Aleppo - US Backed Fraud "Rebels" Are Using Them As Human Shields!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I am feeling much better today, and it is indeed back to filing reports at this blog.... I am continuing to watch the events unfold in Syria, and especially the fight for eastern Aleppo city... It is a fact that the US so called "moderate" rebels and the other fraud mercenaries are indeed holed up in what is an ever contracting area of eastern Aleppo.... It will indeed only be a matter of time now before the entire rotting bunch of criminals will have to surrender to the Syrian army and their allies... That or they will be destroyed.... But one thing that has been severely overlook... more »

Watch "The Wikileaks Bombshell You Never Heard About" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/EMzSh4lc35I The latest Wikileaks news, not that the BBC have reported it at all. The public must be kept in ignorance of the truth about the BBC's chosen ones.

Oil Companies Dealt Blow After Blow on Plans to Ship Crude by Train

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Neil Young singing to the junkies for oil. He's seen the needle and the damage done.* *by Gaius Publius* The oil train dominoes are falling. Seems no one touched by oil at the transport end wants any part of it. Pipelines leak, 100- and 200-car trains blow up and burn, and fracking destroys health, lives and ground water. The key in all of these battles is local control, exercised by the very people in place to be the suffering recipients of all the damage done. Tony Bizjak writing at the *Sacramento Bee* (my emphasis): *Oil company dealt another blow on plan to ship crude by tr... more »

The Islamic State Prepares To Fight The Next War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A member of militias known as Hashid Shaabi stands next to a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by ISIS militants, in the town of al-Alam March 10, 2015. Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State insurgents out of al-Alam, clearing a major hurdle before a planned assault on Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit. THAIER AL-SUDANI/REUTERS *Bill Powell, Newsweek*: *As ISIS's Caliphate Crumbles, Jihadist Tactics Are Evolving* On June 10, 2014, the day the black flag of the Islamic State militant group went up over the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, life for an ISIS fig... more »

Russia's Deputy Defense Minister: Syrian Conflict Has No Military Solution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov (YouTube) *Sputnik:** Russia Believes Syrian Conflict Has No Military Solution* Russia is firmly convinced that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and is ready to cooperate with the United States and other Western countries on the crisis settlement, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Tuesday. BEIJING (Sputnik) — On October 3, US State Department deputy spokesman John Kirby announced that Washington was cutting off participation in bilateral channels with Russia on sustaining a ceasefire agreement... more »

Free Printable Hogwarts Letter

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
There is not a Harry Potter fan alive that wouldn't love to see a Hogwarts Letter with their name on it delivered by owl. This fun printable can be the realization of that dream or a fun decoration for a Harry Potter party! The letter is taken straight from the book down to the emerald green writing on the letter. The name is left off of the actual letter so you can fill in it for your little witch or wizard. There are a couple of different ways you can bring this letter. I printed mine on parchment paper, but it is a little more expensive at the store. If you don't want to have to... more »

Former General Calls For British Boots On Ground In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
According to a retired British General, troops on the ground in Syria are a strategic necessity and if the UK wants to beat ISIS it must be willing to put them there. Sir Richard Shirreff, a former deputy head of NATO, believes British troops should “play a major role” and warned the government against putting their “heads in the sand”amid mounting tensions between the West and Moscow. He also said that any British involvement in the country’s civil war was going to need international support and should definitely be led by the U.S. and that he “absolutely” supported the principl... more »

Military Pressure Is 'Killing' The Islamic State Propaganda Machine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© Dado Ruvic / Reuters *New York Times:* *ISIS Media Output Drops as Military Pressure Rises, Report Says* WASHINGTON — The vaunted propaganda operations of the Islamic State, which helped lure more than 30,000 foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq, have dropped off drastically as the extremist group has come under military pressure, according to a study by terrorism researchers at West Point. In addition, the researchers found, there has been a striking shift away from publications and social media portraying a functioning state with competent bureaucrats, thriving businesses and ha... more »

Alfred's Odd Observation #21

Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 12 hours ago
Alfred's Odd Observation #21 by Alfred Lehmberg Discord, Disharmony, and insentient Dispute... And just when everything was busting loose with the most person friendly political platform in our Nation's history! Such is the resolution of things. Though, not here, not now. *Here *was a bonified sensory expansion in the measured world of Descartes! Metaphorically slipping on the eyes of virtual gods, a result of an off the books temporary loan of military-grade true night vision devices, I'm *empowered *with the eyes of owls and cats! It's like lifting your eyes from the caves ... more »

The Rise of the Deplorables...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*we have met the enemy, and it is not us. * Do not let the MSM or the GOPe demoralize or defeat you. We are the sum of our parts. We're bigger and more deadly than anything that has happened in this country since the Revolution. Do you really believe that the never ending barrage of articles about something Trump said 11 years ago is not orchestrated and rammed down everyone's throat by elitists who fear for their future of raping the culture of this country, and by extension, every one of you? Does anyone believe that the likes of the virtue signalling Paul Ryan's of the world a... more »

Cardiovascular researcher in Taiwan logs four retractions

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A researcher has earned four retractions following an investigation at his institutions in Taiwan. The retraction notices, which appear in Clinical Science, mention investigations into the work of Kou-Gi Shyu at the Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital and Taipei Medical University (TMU). Shyu is listed as being affiliated with both institutions in the original papers, but […] The post Cardiovascular researcher in Taiwan logs four retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Indigenous Peoples Condemn Nuclear Colonialism on ‘Columbus’ Day

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 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

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
For the past two weeks I have been stuck in meetings during the day. (I am involved in a web project that has been online for number of years, but we are doing a revamp and a new look for it). Fortunately .... the heavy work for this project has been done, and I should be free to dedicate more time on WNU by next week. In the meantime Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will only be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively for this week.

Who Has The Biggest Navy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
FindTheData | Graphiq *IBTimes*: *Who Has The Biggest Navy? Military Defense Spending On The Rise Amid Global Conflict* China, the U.S. and Europe have long been big spenders when it comes to military technology, but where do they go window shopping? Paris, of course. The global market value for navy defense is estimated to be about $40 billion, Defense News reported. As defense budgets continue to skyrocket, a massive annual industry trade show in the French capital next week is setting the stage for countries looking to ramp up their maritime defense efforts. U.S. suppliers ha...more »

Time to file a civil rights complaint against Morton County Sheriff

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. The overwhelming video evidence clearly shows that the core element of 'tumultuous and violent' is not occurring yet people are being charged with Engaging in a riot By Michael Lane Censored News The Morton County Sheriff's Department has gathered a large number of law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions, and used militarized weapons and vehicles under the pretense that

US accused of killing 22 Somali soldiers and civilians

Jessica Purkiss at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 12 hours ago
Somali officials have claimed that the US killed 22 local soldiers and civilians in a drone strike that hit the north-central city of Galkayo late last month. The post US accused of killing 22 Somali soldiers and civilians appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Wikileaks: Clinton Insiders Want “An Unaware & Compliant Citizenry”

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A newly released email between Clinton insiders John Podesta and Bill Ivey reveals how they “conspired” to keep the US public ignorant and docile. A Clinton campaign email released as part of the Wikileaks data dump on Monday, discusses the need to maintain political power by producing “an unaware and compliant citizenry”. In a leaked email to Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, longtime Clinton campaign operative Bill Ivey wrote about his “deadly serious” concerns that Secretary Clinton was lacking in her ability to connect with the public….and they were losing their control... more »

Global Wealth Transfer Schemes Intentionally Widening the Income Gap

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Wealth inequality and the gap between rich and poor has not come about by chance. The post Global Wealth Transfer Schemes Intentionally Widening the Income Gap appeared first on Waking Times.

South Korea Vows It Will Shoot At Chinese Boats Fishing Illegally After A Coast Guard Ship Was Rammed And Sanked By A Chinese Fishing Vessel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*South China Morning Post*:* South Korea vows armed crackdown against Chinese fishing boats after sinking of coast guard ship* A patrol boat sank last week during an operation against a group of Chinese vessels fishing illegally off the Korean peninsula’s west coast South Korea said on Tuesday it would use greater force, including firearms, against Chinese boats fishing illegally in its waters and summoned China’s ambassador to protest against a clash between a Chinese vessel and a coast guard boat. The sinking happened Friday when coast guard officers were trying to stop about 4... more »

Will Democrats Enthusiastically Go To The Polls To Vote For Hillary Clinton?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a voter registration rally at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson *Reuters:* *A new worry for Clinton: Trump's struggles may depress Democratic voter turnout* Hillary Clinton's campaign is confronting an emerging risk to her presidential ambitions - if Donald Trump continues to trail her in opinion polls many Democrats may simply stay at home on Election Day. Without enough popular support, Clinton would enter the White House lacking the political capital she would... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Breaking: DNC Chief Donna Brazile Leaked Sanders Info to Clinton Campaign Chinese debt is on an 'unsustainable path' *Posted simply for the graphic.* "Perennial wheat is an ecologist's dream. Soon it may be what's for dinner" Here's what Hurricane Matthew has done to the US since it made landfallHungary To Amend Constitution, Block EU Migrant PlanUS Air Force Drops Dummy Nukes in Nevada DessertHangzhou, We Have A Problem: "Over 71% Of New Chinese Loans Went To Fund Mortgages"American Officials Thought New Interrogations Methods Wouldn’t Cause Lasting Damage. They We...more »

New PUK-Gorran Alliance In Iraq’s Kurdistan While PUK Continues To Fracture

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The political map in Kurdistan continues to be in flux. President Barzani’s refusal to step down after his term ended and his subsequent crackdown on the Gorran party led it to re-unite with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Gorran was originally a breakaway faction from the PUK calling for reform in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). At the same time the PUK continues to face internal divisions since Jalal Talabani is out of the picture due to his health problems. So far, there have been no real changes in Kurdistan yet, but things have transformed in Baghdad. In May ... more »

U.S. Air Force Space Plane Has Reached The 500th Day In Orbit Milestone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
One of the most mysterious craft ever to be flown by the US military has been in orbit for 500 days. The X-37B space plane, an experimental program run by the Air Force, launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015. Pictured is an artist's impression *Daily Mail*: *US Air Force's X-37B space plane reaches 500 days in orbit - and we STILL don't know its mission* * X-37B drone blasted off on a mysterious mission on May 20, 2015 * Theories range from it being a space bomber to destroying satellites * The flight is testing a system that makes satellites easy to m... more »

ESSA and the Selling of CBE

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
During the stitching together in 2015 of the federal Frankenstein known as ESSA, the corporate unions, along with their support groups (NPE and FairTest) and activist arms (BATs and SOS), were working to get annual testing in all grades reduced to one time each in elementary, middle, and high school. The corporate foundations said no, and that was that. In order for testing accountability to continue its stranglehold on schools in terms of the taught content and teaching methods used, and in order for comparative testing among schools can continue as the effective battering ram ... more »

Russian President Putin Cancels Paris Trip Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Telegraph*: *Putin cancels Paris trip as diplomatic crisis over Syria deepens* Vladimir Putin has cancelled a trip to Paris next week after the French government accused Russian and Syrian government forces of committing war crimes in Aleppo, amid a deepening diplomatic rift over the conflict there. "The president has decided to cancel this visit," Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin’s spokesman, said on Tuesday. "From the very start of his exchanges with his French colleague, President Putin noted that he is ready to visit Paris when it is comfortable for President Hollande. So we'll ... more »

Are We Seeing The End Of OPEC?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Emile Simpson, Foreign Policy*: *OPEC Is in its Death Throes* The latest bluster by Saudi Arabia won't scare America’s oil producers – or solve its own existential crisis. Like the boy who cried wolf, 2016 might become the year of the oil producers’ cartel that cried “output cut.” If that’s right, and the U.S. shale industry becomes the oil market’s marginal producer, Middle Eastern petro-states and, above all, Saudi Arabia are in for lean and hard years ahead. In February, OPEC called for an oil production “freeze” to raise crude prices in conjunction with Russia. But this effor... more »

These Are The Weapons That Russia And The U.S. Would Use In A War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile system drives during Victory Day parade to mark end of World War Two at Red Square in Moscow. Thomson Reuters *National Interest:* *These are the 10 Killer Weapons Russia and America Would Use in a War* Between the never ending conflict in Ukraine, the crisis in Syria and now allegations that Russia has engaged in cyber hacking against America, relations between Moscow and Washington have reached a low not seen since the darkest days of the Cold War. And to make matters even worse, with NATO and Russian forces in close proximi... more »

War Talk Returns To Russian TV

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) attends a conference at the main operation centre of the Russian armed forces, with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and armed forces Chief-of-Staff Valery Gerasimov (R) in Moscow, June 6, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Bloomberg:* *War Talk Returns to Russian TV as U.S. Ties Hit Deep Freeze* * State TV warns of ‘nuclear dimension’ to conflict with U.S. * Kremlin push to ease sanctions in tatters as relations sour Russian state television is back on a war footing. This time, the ramped-up rhetoric follows the col... more »

WHERE THE PISA GAPS ARE: Amanda Ripley wrote a book!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016* *Previous report in this series* *Part 1—Half the facts disappeared:* In August 2013, a former Time magazine writer published a widely acclaimed, much discussed book about the world's public schools. Amanda Ripley's ballyhooed book was called The Smartest Kids in the World/And How They Got That Way. One point was clear in Ripley's highly readable presentation: As it turned out, the smartest kids in the world weren't found in the U.S.! Instead, Ripley focused on three nations whose students, she said, had scored remarkably well on international tests of ...more »

The Economy: “Hurricanes and Financial Markets: Evacuate or Die…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Hurricanes and Financial Markets: Evacuate or Die…”* by Bill Bonner "Last week, we got a peek at the End of the World. As Hurricane Matthew approached the coast of Florida, a panic set in. Gas stations ran out of fuel. Stores ran out of food. Banks ran out of cash. ‘Evacuate or die,’ we were told. Not wanting to do either, we rented a car and drove to Maryland. *Escaping the hurricane: *‘We’ll just stay where we are,’ we had proposed to the building manager. ‘You can’t do that. We’re going to shut down the building. You have to leave.’ We dreaded the idea of driving anywhere. The ... more »

CrossFit can sue over error in paper it claims cost the brand millions

trevorlstokes at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A California court ruled that fitness empire CrossFit can proceed to trial with its lawsuit against a competitor, alleging it published falsified data that hurt the company’s reputation, according to recently released court documents. The case pits the popular for-profit CrossFit brand against the non-profit National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), which published the 2013 […] The post CrossFit can sue over error in paper it claims cost the brand millions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is A New Cold War Starting?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) listens to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast*:* Barack Obama’s Wrong: The New Cold War's Only Just Begun* *From propaganda to missile deployments, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is testing Obama’s resolve—while claiming to be America’s victim.* In one of the better studies of Putinology to appear in the last year, Mikhail Zygar’s All the Kremlin’s Men does much to upend the conventional ... more »

Norway Considers US Marine Deployment On Its Soil

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Norway says that talks have begun with Washington over a “long-standing US wish” to deploy its marines on the Nordic country’s soil. The Norwegian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Ann Kristin Salbuvik said on Monday:“Assessments have taken place within the military to look at the options for additional training, storage and this kind of thing” The plans currently being discussed could see the deployment of 300 US Marines. According to Press TV: She stressed that the troops will probably be deployed on a rotational basis and that permanent deployment is not a question. When the plan go...more »

Putin Cancels French Visit Amid Growing Tensions Over Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to France after a scheduled program for the trip was shortened and officials insisted on only holding talks on Syria. The news comes amid growing tensions between Russia and France after Moscow vetoed a French UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria saying it was aimed at protecting the terrorists. France accused Russia and the Syrian president of committing war crimes in Syria and announced yesterday that they intend to ask the International Criminal Court to investigate the allegations. RT reports: Putin was ex... more »

Corruption – The Link Between Sugar, Trans Fat, and Vaccines

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Zoey O'Toole* - Profits are more important than wellness to many in the medical establishment. The post Corruption – The Link Between Sugar, Trans Fat, and Vaccines appeared first on Waking Times.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump visiting Russia. pic.twitter.com/DInqOcOMlq — Only In Russia (@CrazyinRussia) September 30, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Two Apaches* Two AH-64E Apache helicopters prepare to land at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, Sept. 29, 2016. Army photo by Capt. Brian Harris

Ann Coulter On the 1975 Rape Case Haunting Hillary Clinton and more

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
https://youtu.be/tdkTqkLbL_4 A must watch for all of the women who support Hillary Clinton because she's a woman.

A Trump Is Only As Good As His Word

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Fact-checking Trump is a bizarre task since nothing he says is especially grounded in objective reality. Every utterance is a negotiating ploy. Nothing is true in the way normal people define "true." During the debate Sunday night, Jesse Williams, a former school teacher best know for his acting role as Dr. Jackson Avery on *Grey's Anatomy*, tweeted that "Trump is the king of empty sentences. No actual information. Like giving a presentation in class when u did none of the reading." How do you fact check his Adderall-fueled psycho-babble that channels Hate Talk Radio hosts and Fo... more »

In War, Soldiers and Sailors Get Killed

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
When Justin Trudeau brought Canada's CF-18's back from Iraq, Canadians might have thought that our armed forces personnel were out of harm's way. But, Tom Walkom writes: On Thursday, a senior general acknowledged that, over the last few months, Canadian special forces operating in northern Iraq have become increasingly involved in front-line skirmishes against Daesh fighters. “The mission has changed,” said Brig.-Gen. Peter Dawe. “We are more engaged on the line … the risk has increased.” The truth, whether the government wants to admit it or not, is that Canada's soldiers are i... more »

BWorld 85, Drugs war morphed into war on critics of President Duterte?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last September 27, 2016. One of my friends, a respected economist and a fellow UP School of Economics (UPSE) alumni, has criticized some policies of President Duterte by posting her misgivings on her Facebook account. Past 12 noon of Aug. 20, she was threatened with murder while inside her car, together with her mother. As she was struggling with traffic at the Holy Spirit Drive in Quezon City, a man on foot whose head was covered by a jacket suddenly appeared on her side. The man tapped his finger on her car window and shouted, “Ma’am putang ... more »

A former male feminist explains why the gender wage gap is not quite what it seems

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
https://youtu.be/xUH_TZDtlMA This is too logical and fact based to ever be reported by the BBC.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Where there are fewer of them, kids do better in schools* *Although it is impolite to mention it, the USA does have a strong social class system. And these results are a typical social class effect. The lower the social class the higher the number of children. So what the authors found was just a familiar social class effect: Higher social class kids are more likely to do more schooling. All the other explanations they mention below are unproven, a violation of Occam's razorI had a look at the detailed results and note that they DID find a stronger effect in richer nei... more »

President Duterte at the ASEAN Summit, Obama tussle

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
Below are news reports from local and international media outlets from September 06-13, 2016. It was during the ASEAN Summit + related Summits with many heads of state from the US, China, Russia, India, Japan, S. Korea, Australia, New Zealand. No more comments from me. ------------ See also: The PH drugs war, part 2, July 27, 2016 Pres. Duterte and UNexit, August 22, 2016 President Duterte and Hugo Chavez, September 30, 2016 President Duterte and Hitler, October 05, 2016

Are UK Special Forces Preparing For Chemical Warfare In Iraq?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
British infantry and SAS troops have reportedly been kitted out with chemical warfare equipment ahead of an all-out assault against the ISIS held city of Mosul in Iraq. According to reports, soldiers from the Rifles infantry regiment have been deployed to Iraq and have been issued with gas masks and nuclear, chemical and biological clothing ahead of an air and ground attack. However, in a statement released by the MoD on Sunday, a spokesman talked down chemical warfare rumors, saying: “We take the safety of our personnel extremely seriously. While we do not comment on specific for... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The latest Greenie fad* *All set out in gruesome detail below, complete with some familiar myths. Not mentioned is that the ozone hole was at its biggest LAST YEAR, showing the the CFC ban has had no effect and was therefore totally misconceived. So what chance for the HFC scare? Not much, one would think. The whole story is one of exaggeration. We read: "carbon dioxide can stay in the atmosphere for more than five centuries". I suppose the let-out there is "can". If they had said "does", they would be plainly wrong. Both radioactive and stable carbon isotopes show that... more »

Events in Czech, U.S. elections

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
On Friday and Saturday, Czechs were voting their representatives in the 14 regions (current top subdivisions of Czechia) – and a third of voters were refreshing their Senators. The resulting maps of the "strongest political party" look rather scary. The Slovak authoritative billionaire Babiš' ANO/YES movement "won" 9 of the 14 regional elections and will have a candidate in the second round of the senate elections in most of the districts, too. *Pilsen's renaissance city hall.* Given his similarity to the dictatorial attitudes of the communist party (not surprising given his bein... more »

Rounding up a lost week...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
[image: 14627996_1282072315157979_1945663543_n] *Waiting for cars to pass around a landslide blocking the road.* *AMPHIBIOUS EXPEDITION*: Last week I worked like a dog to get all my work done so I could take a bike vacation on the east coast. And the heavens opened... I've never seen so much water on the east coast. Three typhoons followed by the torrential rains left Highway 11 waterlogged and encroached on by land and rock slides. In one place, pictured above, the road was completely knocked out. Our amphibious expedition rode through streams that had broken down walls and through ... more »

Transport Econ 18, E-tricycles in Manila

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 16 hours ago
This was reported in Philippine Star, Manila: No more trikes, pedicabs next month, September 18, 2016. So the Manila City government has followed the ADB e-trike cronyism. Tricycles, whether electric or gasoline run, are still tricycles. Low passengers capacity, drivers tend to be unruly. Even small population countries like SG and Brunei don't have tricycles. A country with 103 M people should ultimately have as few tricycles as possible, more high passengers capacity vehicles like trains and buses. Some people argue that since many people are poor, then we should allow more tricyc... more »

Seek Dat Vrede - Een Gedicht van M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*Seek Dat vrede te zoeken die vrede. Die vrede die wacht op allen die zijn, maar nog steeds en in rust. * *Een innerlijke heiligdom te zoeken. Dat komt voort als een adem te halen. Als een gefluister. Als een gevoel van diepe tevredenheid. Een tevredenheid die voortkomt uit in het nu. Voor nu is reëel. verleden en toekomst zijn slechts constructies van het menselijke ego. Wees in het huidige moment en op hun gemak voelen. Wees in het huidige moment en voel de adem van het leven. Wees in het huidige moment en zich geliefd voelen. Wees in het huidige ... more »

One People Show: Blue Tigers, Earth is a Circuit Board and the flies KNOW!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
This weeks One People Round Table Show was seriously epic (in my opinion, lol), and ended up being well over 2 and a half hours long- The conversation just kept flowing. We open with the news of the Vatican knowing about ET(I)'s, as disclosed in emails between astronaut Edgar Mitchell and John Podesta, and I ranted a bit about the US Generals who've apparently lost their minds, and John Kerry's threats of charging Russia with "War Crimes" for purportedly bombing a hospital in Syria. And of course we talked about the latest presidential circus... I mean "debate". The flies know!... more »

Lying About Lying - AP Attempts to Cover Up Blatant "FACT CHECK" Lies

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*October 11, 2016* (LD) - Journalism 101 - if one makes a mistake in an article, they must make the appropriate changes and note them in an "editor's note" or equivalent. Just like a security guard standing watch and keeping a logbook at a U-Store-It, journalists are writing the world's daily record. Changes must be noted clearly and concisely, otherwise anyone at any time can go back and change the daily record with the world being none the wiser. For a security guard, this means covering up theft and other forms of impropriety, and likewise, journalists who covertly backtrack ma... more »


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/K5vp1SUd9v4 I'd say this piece of video was unbelievable but for the Clinton News Network it's pretty believable.

One People Show: Blue Tigers, Earth is a Circuit Board and the flies KNOW!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 21 hours ago
This weeks One People Round Table Show was seriously epic (in my opinion, lol), and ended up being well over 2 and a half hours long- The conversation just kept flowing. We open with the news of the Vatican knowing about ET(I)'s, as disclosed in emails between astronaut Edgar Mitchell and John Podesta, and I ranted a bit about the US Generals who've apparently lost their minds, and John Kerry's threats of charging Russia with "War Crimes" for purportedly bombing a hospital in Syria. And of course we talked about the latest presidential circus... I mean "debate". The flies know!... more »

Rudy Giuliani – I Could Convict Crooked Hillary on 26 Counts

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/BdKkHTxy2lQ A fascinating piece of video and one that I wish I could show to the woman I heard shouting abuse about Donald Trump whilst watching a recording the second Presidential debate on Monday morning. Apparently "I don't know why they let that vile, disgusting man on television. He shouldn't be allowed to stand, he's disgusting." Additionally 'Hillary Clinton caries herself very well and is wonderful.'

Your Pile of Dishes Proves You Will Fail at Entrepreneurship

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
In fact this is an important thought. You must have the self discipline to clean up your work spaces and better yet be able to also order it all rationally. An ordered life allows you to avoid trivial failures. After all, your failure to reach for a necessary tool as needed means that the task will be interrupted for the several minutes needs to correct that problem. A life full of trivial failures can hardly inspire confidence nor can it so easily respond to serious failures. You have loaded the dice against yourself. All successful people learn useful disciplines...more »

Where Local Governments Are Paying the Bills With Police Fines

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: 2016.10.1.Shaw.Chart]* It is happening of course. However it is a self limiting and inefficient way to raise funding, not least because it reallocates police resources into fine friendly activities. Some of that can be handled but too much and you have another problem. A radar trap on Sunday morning works but not do well midnight Saturday. Fine production should never be the objective. This pretty well establishes who out there is operating this form of abuse. Inasmuch as the practice is naturally uneven, it is naturally unfair as well. However it will take a federal... more »

Three Reasons We NEED Trump’s Wall

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What no one likes to mention is that the controversial wall securing Israel ended incursions for the terrorists. And that was actually good enough to really lower the threat.What this item discloses is that terrorists are actually using this route in. Action needed to be taken long ago. The other reality is that illegal immigration is appealing to many others beside Mexican and getting a flight into Mexico is no trick and cheap enough. That problem is not going to go away until global poverty is solved.So yes this wall actually must be built. Border security will be a proble... more »

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - CHPT IV - United States Readies Round Wing Planes for Possible Conflict with Germans

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This particular part of the narrative makes way more sense than i would like to admit regarding German spying and the likely response. Using aerodynamics and 1940's alloys and tooling to produce a successful craft as is been described here is an impossibility by any thing that i am aware of. That anything actually flew is also highly unlikely. Yet it is also true that a real effort was underway however unpromising to do just that in the private sector. For that reason it is plausible that a government funded project did go down that road. It could then have morphed into ... more »

Kanye West Says Illuminati Behind Paris Robbery

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Kanye West claims the Illuminati are responsible for Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery and believes there is a high-level plot to destroy him as an “icon” and end his career. Speaking after his homecoming concert in Chicago on the weekend, an unusually nervous Kanye said that the Illuminati – an alleged group of global masterminds embedded deep within politics, entertainment and other industries – “don’t like my aesthetic” and “want to ruin me, like they did Mike.” The 39-year-old, who canceled gigs in Detroit and Philadelphia following the family crisis, was unusually quiet on stage ... more »

National Security, Health, and Responding to Emergencies

Jeremy Youde at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
Why don’t government officials respond to global health emergencies the same way that they respond to national security crises? This is the question Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) raised last week. She was speaking at the public launch of a new report by the Brenthurst Foundation on international society’s failure to respond to the Ebola outbreak […]

A Closer Look At The A-10

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Deadly force: A line up of A-10s at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Planes of this type will arrive in Kuwait for combat operations next week *Scout Warrior:* *Special: Attack Missions in the A-10* An A-10 pilot told Scout Warrior the aircraft was the most "rugged" he had ever flown. The Air Force now plans to keep the A-10 flying well into the next-decade. Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of enemy fighters with a 30mm cannon and unleash a wide arsenal of attack weapo... more »

Russia Hack of U.S. Politics Bigger Than Disclosed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*NBC:* *Russia Hack of U.S. Politics Bigger Than Disclosed, Includes GOP* The Russian government's cyber-espionage campaign against the American political system began more than a year ago and has been far more extensive than publicly disclosed, targeting hundreds of key people -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- whose work is considered strategically important to the Putin regime, official sources told NBC News. The targets over the past two years have included a Who's Who of Hillary Clinton associates from her State Department tenure, the Clinton Foundation and her presidentia... more »

Have Three U.S. Media News Organisations Been Ordered To 'Destroy Trump"?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*FOX News Insider*:* O'Reilly: At Least 3 Media Orgs Have 'Ordered Employees to Destroy Trump'* At least three media organizations have "ordered their employees to destroy Donald Trump," Bill O'Reilly said this morning. Sitting down with Bill Hemmer to analyze last night's second debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton, O'Reilly said he's "100 percent convinced" of the media plot against Trump. "I'm talking about big conglomerates. ... News organizations have sent, not officially but through the corporate grapevine, [word] that we don't want anybody supporting Trump. If you st... more »

John Key has an unbelievable solution for affordable housing

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
John Key has an unbelievable solution for affordable housing, which he recognises is urgent – and made more urgent by government inaction: *It wasn’t so long ago, in the 1990s, in fact, that New Zealand had a high level of home ownership compared to other countries. Not so anymore. We now have what has been described as the second worst housing affordability problem in the world. Make no mistake; this problem has got worse in recent years. Home ownership declined by 5% [in the last five years] to just 62.7%. To put that into context, home ownership for the preceding five... more »

Wikileaks Releases More Hillary Clinton - John Podesta Emails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours ago
The White House *WNU Editor:* President Obama has 100 days left in office .... *Time left until Obama leaves office" *(Time and Date)

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

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Linda Jones

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

The Intellectual Yet Idiot

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Perish

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day 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 Perish 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? [updated] #debate

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 the 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 t... more »

Video: When False Flags Don’t Fly

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
A Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian (center) cruises next to Japanese coast guard ships in the East China Sea, near islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China. Radio Free Europe *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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by!

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