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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

12 October - Blogs I'm Following

11:18pm MDT

False Flag Attack Imminent in Syria as Globalists Engineer World War III

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Isaac Davis* - History is clear that state powers manufacture the events which take us to war. The post False Flag Attack Imminent in Syria as Globalists Engineer World War III appeared first on Waking Times.

Make Halloween Great Again With The Horror Of Herr Trump!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Noah* Well, THIS was bound to happen. Here’s a splendid opportunity to make Halloween great again. You can do it with the visage of America’s most popular neo-nazi, snatch-grabbing, gay conversion supporting, broom-riding, tax-evading douchebag, Donald J. Trump. No, I don’t mean wearing a mask of America’s newest Charlie Manson. That’s so passé. I mean, why not explore your own artistic abilities and carve out a nice, round, fat pumpkin so it looks just like the Republican Party’s beloved choice to be our President and the leader of the free world? It's a natural! Or, is tha... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The Sleeping Beauty galaxy may appear peaceful at first sight but it is actually tossing and turning. In an unexpected twist, recent observations have shown that the gas in the outer regions of this photogenic spiral is rotating in the opposite direction from all of the stars! Collisions between gas in the inner and outer regions are creating many hot blue stars and pink emission nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2001 and released in 2004. The fascinating internal motions of M64, also cataloged as NGC 4826, are thought... more »

Chet Raymo, “Try To Remember…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Try To Remember…”* by Chet Raymo “In a sleepless hour of the night, I was trying to remember the last name of a person I have known well for more than forty years. When my spouse stirred in her sleep, I asked her. She couldn't remember either. One again I started mentally through the alphabet. "I think it starts with B," I said. Ten minutes later she rolled over and said, "The next letter is R." Bingo! The name popped into my head. Or I should say, "popped out of my head." Because it was in there somewhere, recorded in a tangle of neurons as materially as if it were written on a ... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: This Is Sickening - Russian Media Reports US And Saudi Arabia Sending ISIS Terrorists From Mosul In Iraq To Syria!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I really do not get the stupidity of people sometimes.. I was out and about today doing some errands and I spent part of this morning with my usual group of colleagues and friends at the local Tim Hortons restaurant here in central Canada to discuss what has been happening in Canada and of course around the world.... As usual the topic did turn to "terrorism" and I listened once again as several people at our table were talking about how terrible "ISIS" was and how our Canadian government has to do MORE to fight "terrorism".... I had to bite my tongue so hard, for I have long known t... more »

Mythic vs. Mythical

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
This one stands as a Litmus Test Shibboleth for all self-identifying Free Thinkers and Men of Science. "*Mythic*" presumes that it may actually exist; "*Mythical*" presumes that it doesn't exist, nor could it possibly have any basis in fact or material realism. *Hence we do not need to look for it, because it won't be there.* Again, I stress "*realism*", over "*reality*", as it explicitly invokes the Thought Crime of *Imagination* and *Creative Reason* ("*Logocentrism*") *I am Logocentric and Proud.*

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Must See Video - Truth Regarding Syria, NOT Civil War But US Invasion!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I have now fully recovered from my sickness over the last week, and spent the day running errands... I am finally going through literally a TON of emails and comments that have been sent my way, including many that contain links to some most interesting articles and videos that the sender has requested I look at and possibly use them here at this site... ONE video in particular came to my attention and the information enclosed is fabulous and tells the absolute truth about exactly what is happening in Syria.....It was actually released almost a month ago, and came to my attention a ... more »

Footage Of Obama Flashing Erection At Female Reporters Goes Viral

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Footage of Barack Obama flashing his erection at female reporters in 2008 has surfaced and is going viral on the internet. The footage, captured by CNN during the 2008 Presidential campaign, shows then Senator Obama on a campaign flight, talking on a cellphone. As he arises from his seat a nearby female reporter catches a glance of something that makes her uncomfortable, sending her squealing to the back of the plane. However, rather than downplay the awkward incident, Obama plays it up. The future President stands up and thrusts out a leg, making sure all of the reporters on the... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
"In the year of our lord 992, The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu set sail in their longboats on a voyage to rediscover the lost continent. After many months on perilous stormy seas, their search was fruitless. Just when all seemed lost they discovered... *America!" *

National Coming Out Day is a good time for folks to come out of closets of all sorts

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*by Ken* I realize that National Coming Out Day was yesterday, but as it didn't fall on one of my blogging days, I'm exercising blogorific license to stretch it to a two-day event. Of course the spirit shouldn't be term-limited -- the time for anyone to come out of whatever closet the person may be dwelling in is as soon as he or she is ready, and the time to help prepare everyone else is now, whenever now happens to be. One happy byproduct of the delay in celebrating the day is the opportunity to take note of last night's season premiere of ABC's disarmingly wacky sitcom *The Re... more »

“Don’t act like you own your children”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
If there are children who suffer from the poverty of low expectations, there are many others suffering the pain of living out the expectations of their parents, instead of their own. Australian novelist and father of x Vinay Kolhatkar has some timely advice for such parents: “Don’t Act Like You Own Your Children.” *“You don’t own your children.” If those five words were ingrained in us, half the parenting problems in the world, and half the parent-child relationship strains would disappear. “No, I can’t bring them to your wedding, because they are not suitcases or trophies; t... more »

"We May Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"We may know that the work we continue to put off doing will be bad. Worse, however, is the work we never do. A work that's finished is at least finished. It may be poor, but it exists, like the miserable plant in the lone flowerpot of my neighbor who's crippled. That plant is her happiness, and sometimes it's even mine. What I write, bad as it is, may provide some hurt or sad soul a few moments of distraction from something worse. That's enough for me, or it isn't enough, but it serves some purpose, and so it is with all of life." - Fernando Pessoa

The Poet: Donald Justice, "The Evening of the Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Evening of the Mind"* "Now comes the evening of the mind. Here are the fireflies twitching in the blood; Here is the shadow moving down the page Where you sit reading by the garden wall. Now the dwarf peach trees, nailed to their trellises, Shudder and droop. Your know their voices now, Faintly the martyred peaches crying out Your name, the name nobody knows but you. It is the aura and the coming on. It is the thing descending, circling, here. And now it puts a claw out and you take it. Thankfully in your lap you take it, so. You said you would not go away again, You did not want t... more »

Disney on Ice in Salt Lake City Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
Disney on Ice is headed back to Salt Lake City this November! Disney on Ice is hands down my favorite girls night. I take my girls and my mom and we head to the Vivant Smart Home Arena for a night of princesses, stories and Mickey. It is truly a magical experience that every child should get to have! We are so excited because this years show includes The Lion King, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid and Frozen! My kids can't get enough of Ariel, Tinkerbell and Elsa so this show is going to be fantastic! Disney on Ice is the perfect outing for any ages. I have been taking my daughte... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Frontline:* *Who’s Who in the Fight Against ISIS?* The global fight against ISIS has been halting and complex since it began in late 2014. The United States has led an international coalition of more than 60 countries against ISIS. Some nations — including the United Kingdom, Australia, France and a handful of regional powers — have helped launch airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, while others have cracked down on the flow of funds and foreign fighters to ISIS. Still others have contributed humanitarian aid, taken in refugees or provided weapons and training to fighters on the ground... more »

Putin To Russians Abroad: ‘Come Home Immediately’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Vladimir Putin has ordered all Russian families with children studying abroad to return home to Russia immediately, as fears grow that the world is on the brink of World War 3. The children are to return to Russia urgently for their own safety, according to a report quoting Putin in media outlet Znak on Tuesday. Russian intelligence sources believe that a major war with the United States is now more likely than it has been for decades. Government and media have warned the people to prepare for nuclear Armegeddon, after the U.S. announced it was “cutting ties” with Russia regardin... more »

WikiLeaks: Clinton Told Wall St. She Is 100% Against Legalizing Cannabis

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
WikiLeaks has revealed that Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs bankers that legalization of marijuana will not happen on her watch. WikiLeaks has been the most important thing that has happened to an election in a long time. We’ve been able to catch glimpses of the real nature of politicians and bureaucrats like never before, and see the state of democracy for what it is: a once mighty oak ravaged by white ants. In Hillary Clinton, we see a figure beholden to Wall St., working diligently to advance the influence of financial corporations over government policy and taxpayer money. H... more »

Child Hospitalized After Eating Bucket Of Maggot-Infested KFC

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An Arkansas mother had to take her 5-year-old son to hospital after he ate a bucket of KFC fried chicken infested with maggots. The unnamed woman shared a video of the maggot-infested chicken to the Helena-West Helena Police Department’s Facebook page, the local news station Fox13 reports. She claims that shortly after her son ate some of it he began gagging violently and projectile vomiting, which promoted her to take him the emergency room. She reportedly purchased the meal at a KFC in West Helena, Arkansas located at 789 Sebastian Street, according to Fox13. The video shows mag... more »

Goodbye Bees, Hello Tiny, Winged RoboBees

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Following the news bees are now officially an endangered species as “colony collapse disorder” accelerates, a Harvard research team claims they have the solution – robotic honeybees. Researchers at Harvard and the University of Washington are building tiny robotic insect drones with the intention of replacing endangered bee populations. The police and military have also planned to use them for surveillance and “data gathering”. Instead of attempting to save the bees by reducing the use of pesticides, revising safety standards for cell phone radiation, or changing our destructive i... more »

October 12, 2016 – White Hats Report #54 – It’s now or never

The White Hat Reporters at The White Hats Report - 6 hours ago
We had a long, detailed report prepared, analyzing the two debates and the aftermath and the points and counterpoints and after writing three pages of information that, in review, should already be obvious to our readers, we decided to shift gears, step back and reassess our message. We have issued 54 reports in 6 years, some lengthy with attachments and details, others with concepts and ideals and still others with just raw information. We have written about the cabal and the many players involved including both sides of the political aisle. It should be obvious that we’ve been cle... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... October 12 , 2016 ..... Items To Consider For Wednesday 1) US Stock Markets Have MixeJour ; d Day ; US Bonds Break Losing Streak ; Oil Items For Wednesday ; Fed Minutes Don't Move Markets Much ; Europe & Asia News & Market Items ; Wells Fargo CEO Quits With Immediate Effect . 2) Around The Horn Europe : Spain - PSOE & Catalan Socialist Party May Split , Hispanic Day Parade : UK-Brexit Items DeItaly - Budget Woes , Bank Woes ; Germany - Deutsche Bank In Focus ; Greece - Debt Restructure Dancing , Refugee / Migrant Situation , Domestic Items ; Netherlands - EU-UKR Deal In Focus , Dutch No At Referendum A Sticky Wicket ; Austria - Refugee Item ; Turkey - Purge . 3) Odds & Ends - Hurricane Matthew Aftermath , US Election Follies , China Continues To Weaken Yuan , Duterte Continues Getting Closer To China & Russia , Saudi Arabia - A Variety Of Woes these Days , Turkey- Syria Items

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets..... Asian Morning - Thursday *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Down Goes Frazier..... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Stocks, USDJPY Plunge After Dismal China Trade Data http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-1 2/stocks-usdjpy-plunge-after-dismal-china-trade-data … *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 16m 16 minutes ago China Trade Balance (USD) Sep: 41.99B (est. 53.00B, prev. 52.05B) *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 7m 7 minutes ago CHINA'S SEPT. EXPORTS FALL 5.6% Y/Y IN YUAN TERMS; EST. +2.5%. More devaluation co... more »

Great Moments in Signage

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
Except in this case, it's not the sign that's so noteworthy but who's holding it up. I guess they're still awaiting Donald Trump's African American to arrive, in the back of the bus, no doubt. In case you're confounded by the teleprompter, the sign says, "Blacks for Trump." Which right now is a very active hashtag on Twitter. There's another active hashtag: #repealthe19th. As I'm sure virtually any woman reading this already knows, that's the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote in 1920. So, where did this movement begin? By morons like the one y... more »

Russia and Turkey Plot The Endgame in Aleppo

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Recent Related Posts:* - *Putin arrives in Istanbul, Turkey, to attend World Energy Congress* - - *October in Turkey. Putin's visit/Coup 2- New Relations- Gazprom Deal* *Asia Times-**M.K. Bhadrakumar By M.K. Bhadrakumar October 12, 2016 5:28 PM (UTC+8)* *The visit by President Vladimir Putin to Istanbul on Monday marks the Russian-Turkish rapprochement taking a leap toward full normalization of relations. Energy cooperation provided the leitmotif.* The signing of the inter-governmental agreement on the proposed Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the consensus to expedit... more »

World News Briefs -- October 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a meeting in Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/SERGEI KARPUKHIN *Reuters:* *Kerry and Lavrov to resume talks on Syria despite war crimes row* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Switzerland on Saturday to discuss Syria, officials said on Wednesday, as a devastating bombing campaign of the city of Aleppo intensified. The Syrian government launched an assault to capture rebel-held areas of Aleppo last month with Russian air support and Iranian-backed mili... more »

Putin Deploys ZRK Missile System To Attack US Air Force In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin has ordered for the deployment of the ZRK missile system to Syria in order to shoot down US Air Force planes in the region. Russia’s longest running newspaper Izvestigya has reported that Russia intends to strengthen its anti-air defense systems in Syria as tensions with the U.S. continue to deteriorate. Fort-russ.com reports: Russian authorities are considering sending a batch of “Pantsir” anti-aircraft rocket missile and gun systems (ZRPK) to Syria. The deal, concluded a few years ago, was only partially realized for financial reasons. Now Moscow has de... more »

WikiLeaks: Hillary Confirms Saudi Arabia Sponsor ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
New WikiLeaks emails reveal that Hillary Clinton acknowledged to colleagues that Saudi Arabia and Qatar sponsor ISIS. The leaked email was sent on August 17, 2014, by Hillary to her campaign manager, John Podesta. In the email, Clinton admitted that both Qatar and the Saudi regime “are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.” Zerohedge.com reports: The email, which was sent just days after the US launched it “temporary” air campaign in Syria, which has now extended over two years, represents an eight-point plan la... more »

Jill Stein: Hillary Created ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Green Party presidential nominee, Jill Stein, has accused Hillary Clinton of creating ISIS and allowing them to become one of the most powerful terrorist organisations in the world. Stein made the comments after the latest US presidential debate between Clinton and Trump on Sunday. Presstv.ir reports: “The power of ISIS (ISIL) in Syria comes directly out of the catastrophe of Iraq, which Hillary Clinton supported, and Donald Trump did, as well,” Stein said Sunday during an interview (part two is here) with the Democracy Now! news program. Stein and Libertarian presidential nomin... more »

British Tabloids Go Into WW3 Hysteria Over Unconfirmed Report

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
An unconfirmed report from a regional Russian news website has driven some British tabloids into a world war three frenzy. It managed to send some media outlets into overdrive using scaremongering narrative and images about the seriously aggressive Russia and how ‘Big Bad Vlad’ secretly wanted to nuke them. The allegations were based on a claim that Russian officials had been ordered to leave the West their families. RT reports: Based on anonymous sources, it has since been denied by the Kremlin. Still some British media outlets jumped at a chance for a little Russia-bashing exerc... more »

It’s Oktoberfest … and beer is freedom

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Beer is freedom, and German brewers are worried at foreign innovation – about beers so hoppy they’ll melt your face. Matt Kibbe explains what Ludwig Von Mises has to do with it. Drink up: . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

I don’t normally agree with Judith Collins…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
I’ve found very little grounds for agreement with Judith Collins over the years, but there’s very little to disagree with in her off-the-cuff remarks to the Police Association's annual conference yesterday, as reported by Radio NZ. “Many of the problems blamed on child poverty can be blamed on parents, Police Minister Judith Collins says.” And that’s true, isn’t it. *Ms Collins was challenged at the Police Association's annual conference in Wellington today by a delegate, who said poverty was making law enforcement harder.* * The delegate said his officers had been very busy ... more »

A Defence of Stop the War

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
I'm definitely not a fan of the Stop the War Coalition. It has a legion of problems, rooted in a rather reflex anti-imperialism that leaves it open to claims of soft soaping dictators, and providing cover for whosoever incurs the displeasure of the State Department and Whitehall. That said, some of the criticisms thrown at the group over the last couple of days strike me as stupid and disingenuous. Such as Boris Johnson's argument that it should be organising demonstrations outside the Russian embassy against the vile atrocities committed in Aleppo. First things first, Stop the Wa... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The USS Mason (DDG 87), a guided missile destroyer, arrives at Port Canaveral, Florida, April 4, 2003. REUTERS/Karl Ronstrom/File photo *Reuters:* *U.S. Navy destroyer again targeted by missiles from Yemen: U.S. officials* A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, U.S. officials told Reuters. The USS Mason, which was accompanied by the USS Ponce - an amphibious transport dock - fired defensive salvos in response to the missiles, neither... more »

Rules for the next presidential debate

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
The Peoples Cube report http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/rules-for-the-next-presidential-debate-t18700.html on the rules for the next Presidential debate. These have been approved by CNN (Clinton News Network) and the BBC (Bravo Bravo Clinton).

Putin's Istanbul Trip...fleeting answers to fleeting questions.

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Erdogan and Putin* Geopolitical events stream by us at warp speed. So hard to keep track of what we were even talking about a week or two ago. Oh yes, now I recall...I was speculating that the reason for the sudden trip of Putin to meet Erdogan in Istanbul on October 10/11th was, in part at least, to quell a rumoured second coup attempt against Erdogan. It seems there was also a big Energy convention going on in Istanbul at the time. Lots of reason to have soldiers and security personnel in the streets. The report linked above is very clear about the terms of the proposed pip... more »

Is Rachel Maddow out of her mind?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016It might be time to check:* Yesterday afternoon, Al Gore appeared with Candidate Clinton in Miami, where they discussed climate change. In our view, Clinton gave about as good a speech as we've ever seen her give. Inevitably, though, the children searched for ways to gossip and snark about Gore. We were amazed by Rachel Maddow's treatment of the event. Let's start with the peculiar way she teased her upcoming segment: MADDOW (10/11/16): ...Ralph Nader went on for decades campaigning for consumer safety and for integrity and openness in government. And ... more »

Is Paul LePage's Primitivist Idealization Of Authoritarianism A Harbinger Of Things To Come For America?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*2 rotund fascists* What is wrong with the Maine state legislature? Starting with Charles Robinson of Kansas in 1862, only 15 governors have ever been impeached, Rod Blogojevich (D-IL), currently serving out a prison term, being the most recent (2009). Another relatively recent impeachment and conviction was in Arizona in 1988 (far right crackpot and vile racist Evan Meacham). Maine has never impeached a governor but the legislature has threatened to impeach the current misanthrope several times and then never followed through. LePage was elected twice, though never with a majority... more »

Oct. 12: An angry day

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
A couple of nights ago, I caught the last scene of the film "A Tale of Two Cities". This is Dickens' view of the French revolution , a view in which the dignified members of the French aristocracy are led to public execution by beheading - while the ignorant poor watch in laughter and jeers. The last man to die in the film is Sydney Carton, a young Englishman who had devoted himself to saving those dignified aristocrats from the ignorant mob. "I go to a far, far better place than I have ever been...." The story is more than a little one-sided. The French aristocracy had long been ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"That's The Feeling..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"You are put in school to be trained to become exactly what they want you to be: not them, anything but them. They live on a golden island and have the key to the only bridge. Your parents are not millionaires, so it doesn't matter how intelligent you are, you aren't invited to their party. That's the great shame. The idiots have the gold, and the poor die to give it to them. So you better start to laugh, because this world is one big joke written by the few, at the expense of the masses. Look around you, that feeling your life isn't going anywhere? That's the feeling that makes yo... more »

"The Total Amount Of Debt In The World Just Hit A Record $152,000,000,000,000 (152 Trillion)"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Total Amount Of Debt In The World Just * *Hit A Record $152,000,000,000,000 **(152 Trillion)"* By Michael Snyder "If anyone ever asks you how much debt there is in the world, now you will know the answer. According to the IMF, the total amount of debt around the globe has now hit a staggering 152 trillion dollars. That is an amount of money that is almost unimaginable, and the IMF says that it is equivalent to 225 percent of global GDP. It is the biggest debt bubble in the history of the planet, and it is rising at an extremely alarming pace. Experts all over the world agree t... more »

"We Are The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"We are the world. We are the people and we deserve better not because we're worth it but because no worth can be put on the incalculable, on the infinite, on life." - Nick Mancuso

"Professor Slams 'Special Snowflakes' Living In 'Fantasy World'"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Professor Slams 'Special Snowflakes' Living In 'Fantasy World'"* by Tyler Durden "‘People now experience the entire world as a form of bullying.’ The political correctness movement that has swept college campuses, corporate America and mainstream life can be traced back to a few psychological trends. Howard Schwartz, professor emeritus of Oakland University, has for years studied the psychology underlying political correctness, and in his new book "Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self," he offers some clarity on why ... more »

"In Our Age..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"In the first ages they were wise men; in the middle age, madmen; in these latter ages, cunning men: in the earliest time they were honest; in the middle time, rogues; in these last times, fools: at first they dealt with nature; then with the Devil; and now not with the Devil, or with nature either: in the first ages the magicians were wiser than the people; in the second age, wickeder than the people; and in our age, the people are both wiser and wickeder than the magicians." - Daniel Defoe

Midday Musical Interlude: The Who, “Overture”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
The Who, “Overture” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKdusyjiuvY

Poll: What Americans Fear The Most

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*USA Today:* *Survey reveals what Americans fear the most* As the presidential election campaign drags on, it may come as no surprise that corrupt government officials are one of the greatest fears many Americans have, according to a new study. People are scared of a lot of things, ranging from terror attacks to identity theft and deaths within the family, according to the third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears. The 2016 survey data showed a shift from 2015, where many of the top fears were economic and “big brother type issues," Christopher Bader, a professor o... more »

Creepy Clowns: US-Inspired Craze Spreads Fear Across Scandinavia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
An unsettling US-inspired craze where armed evil looking clowns terrorize the public willy-nilly has reached Europe. Scandinavia has seen a spike in “killer clown” related incidents involving violence and intimidation. Sputnik reports: In recent weeks, unnerving incidents involving scary clowns terrorizing the public have occurred in both Sweden and Norway. In Romerike County, Norway, a 26-year-old driver with two children was frightened by a “weapon-wielding” clown. “He had a completely white clown mask, the kind one would wear on Halloween. The weapon had a silvery glisten and l... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Finishing up on a project. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Trump's Economist

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 9 hours ago
A profile in *The New Yorker*.

Saudi Arabia Suspends Oil Aid To Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:** Egypt pound tumbles on black market as Saudi suspends oil aid* Oct 12 Egypt's pound has tumbled more than 10 percent to unprecedented lows in the past week after a sudden suspension of Saudi oil aid raised fears of a deeper political rift that could sever the government's much-needed financial lifeline. Black market traders said they sold dollars at 15 pounds on Tuesday, down from 14.20-14.25 a week earlier. But several importers told Reuters on Wednesday they paid 15.20 to 15.68 to secure dollars amid an acute shortage and plummeting confidence. The steep depreciation... more »

Obama Declares Mission To The Red Planet By 2030

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
US President Barack Obama has set his sights on Mars and wants to land humans on the surface of the red planet by 2030. In an op-ed for CNN Obama stated that the ultimate goal is to make it possible for people to stay for a longer period of time on the surface of our neighboring planet. Ancient Code reports: “Getting to Mars will need continued coöperation between government and private innovators, and we’re already well on our way. Within the next two years, private companies will for the first time send astronauts to the International Space Station,” Obama wrote. But cooperation... more »

HOUSTON -- Prayer Action Opposing Dakota Access and Trans Pecos Pipelines

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Oil-impacted communities from across the country descend on Energy Transfer Partners in Houston in Solidarity with Standing Rock #NoDAPL actions spread across the country following Indigenous Peoples Houston—Grassroots leaders from oil and energy-impacted communities across the country will gather at the Houston offices of Energy Transfer Partners for a prayer action in solidarity

Hillary Admits Putin Is Funding Anti-Fracking Groups

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/10/12/hillary-confirms-via-wikileaks-russia-funds-phony-anti-fracking-groups/ Dellers writes for Breitbart: Hillary Clinton has confirmed what green activists have long indignantly denied: the big money behind many anti-fracking campaigns comes from Putin’s Russia. She admitted this in a private speech on June 18, 2014 which has just been published on Wikileaks. This is the first […]

Thorne Dreyer : METRO EVENT | Gentle Thursday is back!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
The legendary ’60s Austin happening returns as part of a 4-day celebration of the original Rag. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | October 12, 2016 Event: Gentle Thursday What: Do-it-yourself happening with outdoor stage Occasion: 50th Anniversary Rag … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *METRO EVENT* | Gentle Thursday is back!

President Duterte and 'Pakyu' EU

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
These are news reports from September 21 to 23, except the news on "Killings prompt 'hesitation' among European investors" which was published a month earlier, August 2016. I also include here the fb postings by a friend, famous commentator Bernard Ong. No further comments from me. From Bernard Ong, September 21, 2016: *"China supplies almost 100% of the shabu to the Philippines. Coddles the international drug lords & their syndicates. Takes over our seas & reefs. Chases Pinoy fishermen away from their traditional livelihoods. Corrupts our local officials to extract minerals in irr... more »

Jon Engle, Sr. 'The birth of abilities, to create life or destroy life'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
By Jon Engle, Sr. Censored News The late Albert White Hat once talked to me about the word, "Wakan." He said that today we translate this word to mean, Sacred, Holy or Mysterious. He went on to say that these were Christian influences on our language. Leksi Albert said that there was a much deeper meaning and referenced our Creation Story. He said that Inyan's blood was Kan, had the

Russian Foreign Minister: Too Many ‘Pussies’ Around US Presidential Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
© Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS *TASS:* *Too many ‘pussies’ around US presidential campaign — Lavrov* Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has commented on Republican candidate Donald Trump’s latest campaign scandal MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has dismissed Washington’s claims that Moscow is interfering in the US presidential race. "It's flattering, of course, to get this kind of attention -- for a regional power, as President Obama called us some time ago," Lavrov said in an interview with CNN, adding that Russia had not seen “a single fact, a ... more »

Energy 78, AEMO on the S. Australia blackout last Sept. 28

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
More on the huge, state-wide blackout for many hours in S. Australia last September 28. There was a storm, strong winds with gust at 100-120 kph, so the wind farms should produce more power, right? Wrong. Wind power suddenly went AWOL. Huge supply deficiency, plus some transmission towers were knocked down. And there was massive power blackouts. The wind farms shut down their turbines and locked the blades from spinning as there is danger that the blades might go out of control, the turbine can overheat/burn? SA energy mix is 48% from wind, 34% energy import from Victoria, and 18% ... more »

This is What I Mean When I Say...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
...if Clinton gets elected, she'll be our last President. If the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs tells Congress that a no-fly zone over Syria is tantamount to going to war with both Syria *and *Russia, and Clinton blithely ignores (as she did in the last debate) this elementary bit of geopolitical wisdom, that in itself should disqualify her from any serious consideration for the most powerful office in the Free World. Period. She wants to wage war in Syria, a nation where we don't belong, at the same time she wants to give out tax breaks. Which is what Bush d... more »

Latest On California’s Drought

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/4/0/pcp/12/9/1895-2016?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1895&lastbaseyear=2016&filter=true&filterType=binomial Now that NOAA data for September has been published, we can look at Californian precipitation for the last hydrologic year, which runs Oct to Sep. Total precipitation in the last 12 months ended up slightly above average. Prior to this, there was a run of four particularly dry years. […]

Russian President Putin Comments On The U.S. Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS *RT:* *Putin: White House uses Russia scaremongering to manipulate Americans* The Obama administration is dragging Russia into the US presidential election to manipulate American voters for the benefit of Hillary Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that email revelations have nothing to do with Russia's interests. US intelligence officials last week accused the Russian government of being behind a series of hacks which targeted the Democratic National Convention and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Clinton camp has pointed the finger at P... more »

Ideas, Norms and Nonmaterial Factors in International Relations: A response to Krasner

Maryam Z. Deloffre at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of International Organization, the editorial team asked former editors of the journal to reflect on their time overseeing the journal as well as on the most significant articles published during their tenure. I recently read Stephen Krasner’s reflection and was surprised by a number of conclusions he draws regarding scholarship […]

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Yeah, that's what's so scary...


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
One example of what some people think the BBC should *not* be doing is showcasing half-baked political stunts by celebrities. Lily Allen was featured on the Victoria Derbyshire programmme this morning. She was filmed in Calais speaking to a 13 year old Afghan boy who is stuck in the jungle and can’t get to the UK. In Catrin Nye’s message-laden report Lily tells the boy: “At three points in your life [the UK] has put you in danger. We bombed your country, put you in the hands of the Taliban, and now put you in danger of risking your life to get into our country.” She continued: ... more »

It's Great To Be Obama

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
President Obama is feeling so juiced about his the future, he jumped at the chance to guest-edit the November issue of *Wired.* He's feeling so wired that he even turned the word "science" into a verb for the occasion. After all, it's the best time in the history of America to be alive in America. All you need is to get down with the "churn" of technology, baby. Whether you're a desperate entrepreneur in Maryland fiddling around with a 3-D printer to make stuff for Etsy to pay off your onerous college debt, or an out-of-work fracker in North Dakota dreaming of going green now that t... more »

Considering the Coming Megadrought in the American Southwest

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Drought status in the U.S. as of 2015. Note the color-coded legend in the lower-right portion of the graphic (source; click to enlarge) * *by Gaius Publius* I've written in the past about two of the most climate-vulnerable regions of the U.S., Florida and the American Southwest. (A third region, the Pacific Northwest, is vulnerable, but to a non-climate event, a magnitude 9.0 mega-earthquake.) Here I want to look again to the problems of California and the Southwest. Much of the water that sustains California, southern Nevada, Arizona, and surrounding areas comes from the ever-dr... more »

Brian Cox Claims We Are Alone In The Universe

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Professor Brian Cox says the universe is devoid of any aliens. All advance civilizations eventually die off and that fate is awaiting humanity. Cox basis his theory on the Fermi Paradox which questions why humans are yet to make contact with aliens. He says humans will never make contact with aliens because they are already dead. Cox, who is an English physicist and a former keyboard player for the bands D:Ream and Dare, says humanity could soon be extinct as science advances more rapidly than political progress. The Daily Express reports: In 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi – the crea...more »

US Vows To Retaliate For Failed Attack On Its Warships Off Yemen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The US military has threatened retaliation for a missile attack that barely missed American warships off the coast of Yemen on Sunday. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Tuesday: “Counterstrike, retaliatory strike: I can tell you that those things are things that we are looking at” Press TV reports: According to the Pentagon, the USS Mason, a guided-missile destroyer, and the USS Ponce, an amphibious warfare ship, were targeted in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen, but neither of the two missiles hit the warships. “We want very much to get to the bottom of... more »

Putin: Russia Knows Who Destroyed Aid Convoy In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the attack on a UN humanitarian aid convoy near the city of Aleppo in Syria, which Washington blamed on Russia, was actually carried out by one of the terrorist groups present in the area. Speaking at the ‘Russia Calling’ economic forum in Moscow, Putin said: “We see what’s happening. It’s just baseless accusations that Russia is the cause of all mortal sins. But we know who attacked this humanitarian convoy. This was one of the terrorist groups. And we know that the US is well aware of this. But they prefer to blame Russia. This won’... more »

Candidate Clinton discussed climate change!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016The Times turned it into soap opera:* Yesterday afternoon, thanks to cable, we happened to see Candidate Clinton giving a rather good speech. We're not sure when we've seen her give such a good speech. In Miami, she spoke about climate change. She delivered an informative speech with a good deal of natural energy. Candidate Clinton discussed climate change. Unless you read the New York Times, where a lengthy non-report news report gave you a pile of soap opera. You see, Candidate Clinton was accompanied by former Vice President Gore. In 2007, Gore actu... more »

Retraction notice for GMO paper updated to include fraud

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Earlier this year, a nutrition journal retracted an article about the potential dangers of eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), noting the paper contained a duplicated image. At the time, news outlets in Italy were reporting accusations that the last author, Federico Infascelli, an animal nutrition researcher at the University of Naples, had falsified some of his […] The post Retraction notice for GMO paper updated to include fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Harry Potter Trunk or Treat with Free Printable Platform 9 3/4 Sign

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
Trunk or Treats are becoming more and more popular as fewer parents want to send their children door to door on Halloween. My kids have grown up with Trunk or Treats, in our current location we usually go to my in laws trunk or treat and then take our children around our neighborhood on Halloween, so they get the best of both worlds. My favorite part about Trunk or Treats is seeing the way each family decorates their car. This year we are truly getting into the Halloween spirit and joining in with the decorating. When Oriental Trading asked me if I wanted to partner on a post f... more »

Moving Into A New Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:** Russia, US move past Cold War to unpredictable confrontation* Washington (CNN)It's not a new Cold War. It's not even a deep chill. It's an outright conflict. US-Russia relations have deteriorated sharply amid a barrage of accusations and disagreements, raising the stakes on issues ranging from the countries' competing military operations in Syria, disputes over Eastern European independence and escalating cyber breaches. "This is a conflict, there should be no doubt," said Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, on the US-Russia confrontat... more »

Fukushima Tritium Research Hacked at Hydrogen Isotope Research Center

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
The University of Toyama was hacked with data leaks targeting the Hydrogen Isotope Research Center: Sayaka Emukai. 2016, October 11. Data on nuclear studies, workers may have leaked from university. The Asahi Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201610110055.html TOYAMA--Personal information and nuclear research, including studies concerning the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, might have leaked in a cyber-attack at the University of Toyama here, the school reported Oct. 10. ...According to the university, the cyber-attack targeted a computer ope... more »

Turkey Purges And Arrests Its NATO Staff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A Turkish flag (R) flies among others flags of NATO members during the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Turkey purges NATO military envoys after failed coup* Turkey has fired hundreds of senior military staff serving at NATO in Europe and the United States following July's coup attempt, documents show, broadening a purge to include some of the armed forces' best-trained officials. In a classified military dispatch seen by Reuters, 149 military envoys posted to the alliance'... more »

South Korea Prepares In Case Of War With North

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
South Korea‘s military is increasing the capabilities of its forces in case of conflict with North Korea. U.S. built MH-47 special operations Chinook helicopters could be used to destroy North Korea’s command centers and leadership structure in a crisis, South Korea’s military said Wednesday. Sputnik reports: During the audit held in the Army’s Kyeryongdae military headquarters South Korean military officials said that the special forces were aimed to resist possible provocations from North Korea amid nuclear and missile threats. “The Army is seeking to have a special operations un... more »

Hezbollah Chief Warns Of US Goal To Partition Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, has warned of plots by the US, Saudi Arabia and their regional allies to partition Syria in order to serve the interests of Israel in the Middle East. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday :“The goal was for Syria to fall and be fragmented and be ripped apart” in line with Israel’s interests. Press TV reports: He said the Daesh Takfiri militants and al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra, “are being used to serve and achieve US and Israeli goals.” Nasrallah further n... more »

Liberal media's usage of dirt is self-evidently manipulative

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*Rational people know what this bias means for their evaluation of the data* As a sensitive guy, I don't really like the "restroom talk" in the mysteriously released 2005 tape of Donald Trump and Billy Bush. I don't like that in this private context, Trump does see women primarily as sexual objects who can and should be treated in rather straightforward yet controversial ways. And I am also annoyed by the kind of women who do behave in the way that Trump describes, who are eager to be grabbed in various ways when they get some new furniture or have a chance to get something etc. ... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Threatens Retaliation Against Russian Meddling In The US Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool *Washington Examiner*: *Kerry threatens retaliation for Russian meddling in US election* Secretary of State John Kerry promised that the United States would retaliate against Russian President Vladimir Putin's attempts to meddle in the American presidential election. "We released this information to put the people doing it on a notice that they're not, quote, 'getting away with it' for free, as well as to put states on notice that we're serious when we say they need to take every measure possible to guarantee the in... more »

Afghanistan Deploys Troops To The Afghan Provincial Capital of Helmand To Counter A New Taliban Assault

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Afghan National Army commandos load ammunition into their rifle magazines during an ongoing battle against Taliban militants in Helmand province on October 10, 2016 (AFP Photo/Noor Mohammad) *AFP:* *Hundreds of troops deployed in strategic Afghan city after attack* Afghanistan has deployed hundreds of commandos backed by NATO air strikes in Lashkar Gah to drive Taliban insurgents from the southern city after the militants killed 14 people in a coordinated attack, officials said Tuesday. The assault Monday marked the insurgents' latest attempt to seize the capital of Helmand provinc... more »

WHERE THE PISA GAPS ARE: Substantial international gaps!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016* *Part 1 in this series* *Part 2—The PISA conflicts with the TIMSS:* In December 2012, a quadrennial event occurred. Results were released from one of the developed world's two major international public school testing programs. The testing program in question was the Trends in International Math and Science Study (the TIMSS), which includes a companion test in reading achievement, the PIRLS. The TIMSS had released results from its most recent international testing, which had been conducted in 2011. Given the nature of the results, American newspapers ... more »

FairTest Fumes and Obfuscates

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
There was much disgust expressed when Diane Ravitch promoted FairTest's NEA-supported report, *Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill.* In the report, FairTest managed to do some major league pimping for the New Hampshire competency-based child plug-in learning model and competency-based assessment pilot. Here is heart of Monty Neill's response, with my comments interspersed in italics. First, there is no doubt that corporations backed by some foundations and politicians are promoting a version of schooling that is built around computeri... more »

Iraq, 9/11 And The Bush Administration

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
September 11 transformed U.S policy on Iraq. Beforehand, the Bush administration had discussed the country, but the president had set no policy and allowed each agency to follow its own path. After the terrorist attack however, the top officials in the White House from the president on down focused on Iraq almost as much as Al Qaeda. Bush eventually decided that Afghanistan would be the first target on the war on terror, but Iraq would be next. For many in the administration the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon immediately brought Iraq to mind. Five hours after t... more »

After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box..

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*an old Italian proverb.* With thanks to *Geeez *for reminding me of this truism. Make no mistake about this upcoming election - the GOPe, the MSM, social media, and the phony poll takers are not your friends. Every one of the videos below came out yesterday. Watch them in order and sit quietly and think about what you've heard. I apologize for inflicting Bill O'Reilly on you, but Trump is the focus of the interview. I've linked to Michael Snyder below who lists the 10 signs that the Trump campaign is being sabotaged. His points are valid, but I disagree with his conclusion. ... more »

U.S. Is Using Israel, Saudi Arabia To Supply Terrorists In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The United States is using Israel and Saudi Arabia as a “conduit” to get supplies to the ISIS terrorists who have been occupying the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to Mike Harris, editor of Veterans Today. He said “Aleppo has been occupied by ISIS (Daesh) terrorist forces which are mercenaries, hired and employed, and are being [provided with] material support, arms and ammunition by the US” Press TV reports: He also stated that these terrorists are trying to divert the attention of Syrian armed forces by conducting attacks in different parts of the country in order to prevent t... more »

Obama’s Syria Policy Is Run By The Saudis

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
President Obama‘s confused policy on Syria is primarily determined by the ambitions of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. U.S. power in the Middle East is an illusion. Russia Insider reports: With the collapse of the US-Russian ceasefire agreement and the resumption and escalation of the massive Russian bombing campaign in Aleppo, the frustration of hawks in Washington over the failure of the Obama administration to use American military power in Syria has risen to new heights. But the administration’s inability to do anything about Russian military escalation in Aleppo is the logical... more »

"It Would Indeed..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

"A Presidential Contest of Deplorables: The Current Status of the Election"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"A Presidential Contest of Deplorables: * *The Current Status of the Election"* by Eric Zuesse "This news-report will be short but important: One major-Party U.S. Presidential candidate is so gross that his answer when the radio host Howard Stern said the individual’s daughter is “a piece of a**” was that she has “always been very voluptuous”; his competitor is so warmongering that she says “I am advocating the no-fly zone”, which means that she wants the U.S. to warn Syria and Russia that if they don’t stop flying their warplanes over Syria, the U.S. will shoot down those warplane... more »

HSBC Issues A 'RED ALERT' For A 'Severe Fall' In The Stock Market

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
People exit an HSBC branch at Dubai Internet City in Dubai January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro *Business Insider:* *HSBC: RED ALERT — Get ready for a 'severe fall' in the stock market* HSBC's technical analysis team has thrown up the ultimate warning signal. In a note to clients, Murray Gunn, the head of technical analysis for HSBC, said that he is now on "RED ALERT" for an imminent sell-off in stocks given the price action over the last few weeks. Gunn uses a type of technical analysis called the Elliott Wave Principle, which tracks alternating patterns in the stock market t... more »

Is Donald Trump Correct That Military Operations Against The Islamic State Should Be Secret?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN:* *Is Trump right that ISIS fight should be secret?* Washington (CNN)US military officials detailed their reasons for publicizing aspects of the fight against ISIS Tuesday, the subject of criticism on the campaign trail. Republican nominee Donald Trump has slammed the Pentagon for hurting the effort with loose talk. "Why do they have to say we're going to be attacking Mosul within the next four to six weeks, which is what they're saying? How stupid is our country?" Trump said during Sunday night's presidential debate, referring to the impending battle to take back a key Iraq... more »

Wikileaks and UFO's

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
The fact that these people are talking like the X files is a documentary is wild. The fact that there is no follow up if proof its probably true.

The impossible weight

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Squirrel! Wikileaks has proven that reality just dont matter. Spin wins.

Hillary Unleashed

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago

Is The Battle To Retake Mosul From The Islamic State Going To Be A Mess?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Battle to banish Islamic State from Mosul could become a mess* IRBIL, Iraq — The battle plans to oust the Islamic State from the city of Mosul are in place, but an uneasy mix of forces fighting against the militants could delay the fight or ignite separate conflicts. Preparations for the offensive have sped up in recent weeks, after officials in Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government agreed on a detailed military plan to retake the northern city. But thornier issues are still being worked out, such as the role of Iraq’s Shiite militias and the question of... more »

US Hypocrisy: Preaching Human Rights, Inviting Mass Murderers as Guests

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
*October 12, 2016 *(Joseph Thomas - NEO) - On October 6, Los Angeles' Loyola Marymount University invited ex-Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra to give a talk on the subject of “The Secret of Reducing Poverty and the Rich-Poor Gap: The Power of Political Will." The Los Angeles Loyolan newspaper in an article titled, "Los Angeles LoyolanVisit from former Thai PM causes controversy," reported that: *There is, however, some controversy regarding his visit. Shinawatra governed Thailand from 2001 to 2006 until a military coup pushed him out on accounts of corruption, abuse of offic... more »

Gov’t researchers lose three papers for data doctoring

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A researcher in New Mexico has retracted three papers tainted by fraud. Lead author Samuel Lee, who works at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System and the University of New Mexico (UNM), requested Eukaryotic Cell retract two papers after identifying multiple instances of fabricated or falsified data. He requested the retraction of a review article based […] The post Gov’t researchers lose three papers for data doctoring appeared first on Retraction Watch.

How the UN Can Ensure Aleppo Falls to Terrorists- Resolution 377A “Uniting for Peace”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*The claim, made by the NYT's of saving Aleppo is, of course, entirely false*. *What the NATO allies really want, is to legitimize their remaking of the middle east, by have their shiny happy servile UN front group rubber stamp their tyrannical machinations **(cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control)* *This news only makes me detest the UN even more! And I wouldn’t have thought that possible!* *NYT's: * *Oped written by the foreign minister of Qatar:* The world has the power to stop the bloodshed in Syria. *Under the auspices of the Responsibility to Protect an... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Meet the 'super-recognizers,' an elite squad of police officers who are paid to never forget a face Leaked Emails Expose Tight Link Between CNBC And Clinton CampaignAussie Property Bubble On A Scale Like No OtherHillary Confirms Saudi Arabia, Qatar Fund ISIS In Leaked EmailResearchers are trying to figure out how to change your brain so you can learn like a kid againPoor America: 7 In 10 Americans Have Less Than $1,000 In SavingsTurkey And Russia Sign Strategic "Turkish Stream" Gas Pipeline DealAlbert Einstein has a famous loophole in the special theory of relativ... more »

The War Of Words Between Iraq And Turkey On The Up Coming Military Operation To Seize Mosul Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *Fragile alliance against Islamic State frays as Turkish president scolds Iraqi leader: 'You are not my equal'* In theory, Turkey and Iraq face a common enemy in Islamic State, but on Tuesday the Turkish president unleashed his ire on a putative ally, telling the Iraqi prime minister he needs “to know his limits.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan railed at Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi, declaring, “You are not my equal and you are not at my level and your shouting in Iraq is not important to us at all.” Erdogan’s remarks, which reflect the fragile ties link... more »

U.S. Navy Gathering Evidence On Who Fired Two Missiles At the U.S. Navy Off The Coast Of Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. sees mounting evidence of Houthi role in strike on U.S. warship* The United States is seeing growing indications that Iran-allied Houthi rebels, despite denials, were responsible for Sunday's attack on a Navy destroyer off the Yemen coast, U.S. officials told Reuters. The rebels appeared to use small skiffs as spotters to help direct a missile attack on the warship, said U.S. officials, who are not authorized to speak publicly because the investigation is ongoing. The United States is also investigating the possibility that a radar station under Houthi control in... more »

More Details Revealed On How The U.S. Navy Missile Destroyer USS Mason Defended Itself From Yemen Cruise Missile Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
USS Mason (DDG-87) fires an SM-2 during a March 2016 exercise. US Navy Image *USNI News:* *USS Mason Fired 3 Missiles to Defend From Yemen Cruise Missiles Attack* The crew of a guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to defend themselves and another ship after being attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea by two presumed cruise missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi-forces, USNI News has learned. During the attack against USS Mason (DDG-87), the ship’s crew fired the missiles to defend the guided-missile destroyer and nearby USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) from two suspected cruise missiles ... more »

Evangelicals May Be Abandoning Trump... But Where Do The UFOs Stand?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
A member of Trump's "evangelical council," James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel, an Illinois megachurch, emailed the other members of the Trumpist council that Trump's "grab-the-pussy" comments were "truly the kind of misogynistic trash that reveals a man to be lecherous and worthless-- not the guy who gets politely ignored, but the guy who gets a punch in the head from worthy men who hear him talk that way about women... No more defending Mr. Trump as simply foolish or loose lipped." The Satanic-controlled wing of the American evangelical movement-- hucksters and right-wing p... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Greek parents padlock school against refugee children as education plan gets underway* Greek parents padlocked the gates of a school on Tuesday in protest against a controversial plan to allow refugee children access to education. The parents waved Greek flags outside the school in the village of Profitis, about 15 miles east of the northern city of Thessaloniki, with some saying they were concerned that the refugee children had not been vaccinated against infectious diseases. For the second consecutive day, many of them kept their children at home, saying they want local autho... more »

Not A Comforting Thought

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
While Donald Trump huffs, puffs and sniffles -- and while the Republican Party tears itself apart -- there will be those who take solace in The Donald's Demise. However, Michael Den Tandt writes, Trump's defeat will not put Trumpism to rest: Trumpism is bigger than the man. For evidence, juxtapose a map of the two parties’ current support, with one of regional income distribution. The safe red (Republican) states swing from the Deep South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina) northward in a band through the Midwest (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota), ... more »

There May Be ‘Billions Of Barrels’ Of Undiscovered Oil In Barents Sea

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The Barents Sea, including areas near the Norwegian-Russian delimitation border, may hold several billion barrels of undiscovered oil, according to the head of the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) International oil expert Kristian Kråkenes, said on Wednesday “If all the projections are correct and all uncertainties turns out positive so we are talking about billions of barrels” The Barents Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters The Local.no reports:... more »

China & Russia Slam U.S. Over Missile Systems In South Korea, Europe

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Top Russian and Chinese military officials blasted the United States for its decision to deploy missile systems in Europe and South Korea. The systems are purportedly in response to Iranian and North Korean missiles. During the 7th annual Xiangshan regional defense forum in Beijing, China and Russia jointly condemned Washington’s plan to deploy a US anti-missile system in South Korea, calling it a “disrupting” force to the global strategic balance and regional security. Press TV reports: The officials said the move by Washington and Seoul represented a threat to regional stabilit... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Global warming doubles size of forest fires in US West, study finds* *This is just more rubbishy modelling. They have got no way of knowing what part of forest fire activity is attributable to anthropogenic global warming -- unless they use the old formula "post hoc ergo propter hoc" -- which is both a scientific and a logical fallacy. It does appear that there is some correlation between fire incidence and global temperature but we must remember what is just about the first law of statistics: Correlation is not causation. I would think the correlation could be amply explaine... more »

Trade you a backpack of badges for a caring teacher & well-resourced school.

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears October 10, 2016 This is the third in a series intended to describe the process by which education reformers are transitioning us from neighborhood schools to learning eco-systems. For additional background you can read “From Neighborhood Schools to Learning Eco-Systems, A Dangerous Trade” and “Questions We Should Be Asking About Future Ready Schools.” Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the drumbeat for “innovative,” “personalized” education has grown stronger and more insistent. Key to the successful implementation of Education Reform 2.... more »

Clinton Body Count Increases, Doctor Dies Mysteriously

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The Clinton body count has increased following the suspicious death of a Maryland doctor last month. Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a doctor who had reportedly been part of a specialized medical team that removed a blood clot from the Hillary Clinton’s brain. Dr. Sandeep Sherlekar was employed at a Frederick medical office and had been the subject of a federal indictment. According to What Does It Mean: According to this report, Hillary Clinton has long been known to have grave health issues since she collapsed in December, 2012, and that led to her first operati... more »

‘Fallen,’ by Sam Harrison

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
[image: SamHarrison-001] *Fallen*, Sam Harrison; concrete, pigment & wax Wallace Arts Trust It’s always a thrill to stumble upon something as good as this in a place you never expected, in a collection you’ve never admired by an artist you’ve never heard of. But here it is! I came across this last Sunday at the Pah Homestead Gallery in Auckland which, other than this, is at present mostly full up with piles of junk. But *this – *this is very far from that. [image: SamHarrison-002] *Fallen*, Sam Harrison; concrete, pigment & wax Wallace Arts Trust I know nothing about the sculpt... more »

More “Hottest Year Evah” Nonsense

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/heres-whats-going-on-behind-those-hottest-daymonthyear-headl?utm_term=.cvL0Le25B#.epaa3jvew This is just one in a long line of propaganda which tries to persuade us the Earth is burning up. Needless to say, the claim is based on highly controversial surface datasets, which are affected by UHI and poor siting, have been heavily adjusted, and have extremely patchy […]

Watch "10 Horrible Lies From Hillary Clinton" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/-3hR6jYT20s Numbers 7 and 10 should be better known to the British public were the BBC not cheerleaders for Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton's campaign - Follow the money

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

No retrocausality in QM, delayed choice quantum eraser

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
The delayed choice quantum eraser is a convoluted but straightforward experiment testing the quantum entanglement that I discussed in 2010. This particular experiment is usually being hyped because of the claims that it "proves" that there's retrocausality in Nature: decisions made at a later moment may affect observations at earlier moments. In this particular experiment, these people like to say that a decision was made *later* – when the later member of a photon pair was detected – whether a member detected *earlier* should contribute to an interference pattern. This summary... more »


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/WwCCnXS_Zoc What's really 'funny' is that if you rely on the BBC for your news then you just won't understand why this video is funny.

New study casts more doubt on data center subsidies

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 21 hours ago
A new report by Good Jobs First confirms what has been long-suspected: Data center megadeals of over $50 million in subsidies create very few jobs at a cost per job that easily exceeds $1 million. Indeed, the average for 11 megadeals going to tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft came to $1.8 million ($2.1 billion/1174) nominal cost per job. As I have discussed before, such a figure far exceeds what a typical automobile assembly plant will receive, even though the latter creates far more, and better-paying, jobs than server farms do. An auto facility will receive s... more »

Lockheed Executive Blows Lid Off Secret Government Space Travel

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Spacetravel] Ben Rich passed in 1995. That makes this whistle blower report twenty years old. Better yet it locks up time lines beginning in 1980 in which recruiting began in earnest for that 4500 man staff that you know nothing about as well as the actual flight crews that totaled 350 in 1983 and likely now total an additional 4500 or so and that you know nothing about. We have already worked out the reality of our space program. That meant locating the bodies and that has been worked out as well now. We may still only grasp part of the story. If that flight of appar... more »

Rudy Giuliani: Trump Taxes Show He's a Turnaround Artist and a Genius

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Image: Rudy Giuliani: Trump Taxes Show He's a Turnaround Artist and a Genius] I am glad someone else is saying it though it is mostly in real estate development that this is largely possible. Way more important he has had the top legal and accounting advice as well. However children i do want everyone to understand something here. In order to generate a billion dollar loss to carry forward, it is actually necessary to actually spend a billion dollars first or more likely two billion dollars. The tax department takes a rather dim view of phony ... more »

How I Changed My Mind on Intellectual Property with Isaac Morehouse

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I too have been troubled and unsatisfied by the whole topic of intellectual property for years and unsatisfied that it works at all. The clearest and most important discoveries have been commonly obstructed by litigation which should never have happened. Worse than all that of course is that the mere granting of a patent obligates the owner to fund commercialization and patent defense. And then it runs out in a mere twenty years ensuring a run to maximize initial profits. It works in some cases but generally not at all in most and demands subsatancial financial support... more »

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - Chpt V - Early German Development of the UFO

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have been having formatting problems with this text and am sometimes unable to repair it. Otherwise we are now introduced to a natural parallel with the German side. this makes sense in time and place simply because German science and technical education was completely superior to anyone else. Again though, we are gaining no technical explanations that are useful and the aerodynamic model is simply plunked down as if it were real. Yet i do have some familiarity with the possibilities and simply think that such is a device is improbable. Yet even then honest efforts were advan... more »

The Opportunity To End The War In Ukraine Is Receding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Ukrainian servicemen take part in a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade, in the center of Kiev.Thomson Reuters *Startfor Analysis*: *Window of Opportunity Is Closing in Ukraine* Talks between the United States and Russia over the Ukrainian conflict seem more and more unlikely to make any meaningful headway as Barack Obama's last presidential term comes to a close. Cease-fire violations are a daily occurrence along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine — Kiev reported 30 made by pro-Russia separatists on Oct. 7 alone — and plans to withdraw troops and weaponry in cer... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Updated #Yemen map: Few changes, but proposed ceasefire appears to have collapsed after coalition bombed a funeral gathering in #Sanaa pic.twitter.com/gwudFM3Tbw — Risk Intelligence (@riskstaff) October 11, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Rubezh 2016 (Boundary-2016) anti-terrorist exercises held at the Edelweiss range in Kyrgyzstan. Over 1,000 troops from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, 200 armored vehicles and 20 aircraft and helicopters took part in the drills. © SPUTNIK/ MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKIY

The Islamic State Is Now Using Exploding Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
istock *New York Times*: *Pentagon Confronts a New Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones* WASHINGTON — Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq last week shot down a small drone the size of a model airplane. They believed it was like the dozens of drones the terrorist organization had been flying for reconnaissance in the area, and they transported it back to their outpost to examine it. But as they were taking it apart, it blew up, killing two Kurdish fighters in what is believed to be one of the first times the Islamic State has successfully used a drone with exp... more »

The World's Largest Man-Made Bunker Is Now Open To The Public In China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China's vast 816 Nuclear Military Plant (pictured) was designed to manufacture plutonium in the 1960s, but despite being stopped from doing so in 1984, it hasn't been open to the foreign public until this year *Daily Mail:* *Former top-secret Chinese nuclear bunker that's the world's largest man-made cave at one MILLION square feet is now open to the public* * The 816 Nuclear Military Plant, located in China's Chongqing municipality, used to be a top-secret hideout * It was designed to manufacture nuclear plutonium in the 1960s but was stopped from doing so in 1984 * For the first ... more »

Report: Russian Government Has Told Public Employees And Officials To Bring Back Their Children Studying Abroad Home Immediately

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * A Mi-8 helicopter during Su-34, Su-27 and MiG-29 aircraft during the aerial rehearsal of the May 9 Victory Parade in Moscow. © Sputnik/ Vladimir Astapkovich *Zero Hedge:** Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad* In Europe, when it gets serious, you have to lie... at least if you are an unelected bureaucrat like Jean-Claude Juncker. In Russia, however, when it gets serious, attention immediately turns to the children. Which is why we read a report in Russian website Znak published Tuesday, according to whi... more »

Retired Russian General's Warning To The West: 'If You Want A Confrontation, You'll Get One Everywhere'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
"Everything is changing" says the screen behind news presenter Dmitry Kiselyov *BBC:* *Russia's top spin doctor in nuclear warning* Russian state TV host Dmitry Kiselyov has a reputation for attacking the West. Critics call him the "Kremlin's chief propagandist". And like many other top Russian officials, he is on the Western sanctions blacklist. But the warning he delivered to Washington in last night's edition of his show News of the Week was, even for him, particularly dramatic. "Impudent behaviour" towards Russia may have "nuclear" consequences, he said. "A Russian takes a lo... more »

Trump Knows Words.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

“Singing To The Deer”

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

living a lie

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The Lie We Live

New Auckland Montessori secondary school announced!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Hate Crime Videotaped as Pickup Plows into Native American Marchers Reno police refuse to arrest the driver in this hate crime, and felony hit and run, 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

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