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Saturday, October 15, 2016

15 October - Blogs I'm Following

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Blaming and Realism : Big Oil's Damages

11:16pm MDT

Wikileaks Email Disclosures Reveal That President Obama Could Have Had A Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 minutes ago
Senator Barack Obama with Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American military commander in Iraq, in a helicopter above Baghdad. Credit Ssg. Lorie Jewell/U.S. Army, July 2008 From *Wikileaks*: We believe we have negotiated an agreement that provides President-Elect Obama the authorities and protections he needs to exercise the full perogatives as Commander in Chief. We would like to offer, at your earliest convenience, a full briefing to you and your staff on the details of the SOFA. Ambassador Crocker and General Odierno would appreciate the opportunity to brief you personally, via S... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, "Candle of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
Moody Blues, "Candle of Life" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=062qph0IqYE *For TJ, my friend... *

Musical Interlude: 2002, "The Emerald Way"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
2002, "The Emerald Way" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCjNe-HNqYc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
“The southern part of Orion, the famous constellation and mythical hunter, appears quite picturesque posing here over a famous volcano. Located in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa, the snow-peaked Teide is one of the largest volcanoes on Earth. Lights from a group planning to summit Teide before dawn are visible below the volcano's peak. *Click image for larger size.* In this composite of exposures taken from the same location one night last month, the three iconic belt stars of Orion are seen just above the peak, while the famous Orion Nebula and the rest of Orion... more »

Free Download: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
"HAMLET," Act 3, Scene 1 "To be, or not to be? That is the question- Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And, by opposing, end them? To die, to sleep- No more- and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to- 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished! To die, to sleep. To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. There's the respect...more »

"Tell Me Yourself, I Challenge You..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
"Tell me yourself, I challenge you—answer. Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature... and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears: would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell the truth.” - Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"

Wars and Rumors of Wars: “Obama Threatens Putin with Nuclear War”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
*“Obama Threatens Putin with Nuclear War”* by Eric Zuesse “It’ll be at a time of our choosing,” says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on NBC’’s “Meet the Press,” to be aired on Sunday, October 16th. Interviewer Chuck Todd had asked him, “Why would he [Obama] send a message out to Putin?” Biden pursed his lips, paused, and said, with a grim look on his face, “We sent him the message.” Of course that didn’t answer Todd’s question, which was “Why?" Biden and Todd both remained silent for another tense moment. Then, Biden picked up again: “We have the capacity to do it, and, uh,” and Tod... more »

"It's Worth It..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
"No one's place in this world is guaranteed. Not everyone is going to get a happy ending. But life isn't about how it ends. It's about the moments between. It's about the small things. The way our loved ones laugh. The sight of a butterfly in the sunlight after a year or two in the darkness. The love and support of an old friend. They might not be with us in body, but they are with us in spirit. The feeling of something we'd thought lost to us forever returned in a single, life-changing moment. Yes, that is simple, even though it might be momentous to us as individuals. Because eve... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
*Food for Haiti * Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessie Hall offloads food to the survivors of Hurricane Matthew in Dame Marie, Haiti, Oct. 12th, 2016. Hall is assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing, which is helping Joint Task Force Matthew support Haiti's request for humanitarian assistance. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Waggoner

U.N. Base Looted Of Humanitarian Supplies By Desperate Haitians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (C) and Haitian interim Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles (2nd L) walk in the MINUSTAH base during a visit after Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 15, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares *Reuters:* *Looting near U.N. base in Haiti; Ban promises more aid* Haitians desperate for relief from hunger and sickness in the wake of Hurricane Matthew looted United Nations trucks on Saturday during a short visit to a hard-hit port town by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who promised more aid. The Category 4 hurricane tore through Haiti on Oc... more »

Will Paul Ryan Be One Of The Highest Profile Victims Of Trump's Toxicity?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Trump has turned his brand to crap. He's going to have to start selling Trump Fried Chicken or blowup sex toys for his new crowd, but the upscale consumers he's always cultivated seem done with him. This week, *New York* Magazine explained how his brand is sinking along with his poll numbers. "If Trump hoped his campaign would elevate the value of his brand, it looks like just the opposite is happening," reported Michelle Celarier. Take Trump’s latest, most lavish venture: the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., which has become a focal point for grievances against the ... more »

After Claiming Another Missile Attack From Yemen Today, The U.S. Navy Is Now Stating That They May Have Had A Radar Malfunction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason conducts divisional tactic maneuvers as part of a Commander, Task Force 55, exercise in the Gulf of Oman September 10, 2016. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo *CNN*: *USS Mason fires missiles in Red Sea after apparent attack* (CNN)The Navy destroyer USS Mason fired countermeasures in the Red Sea on Saturday after it detected what it believed were incoming missiles. Officials Saturday night were uncertain about what exactly happened, if there were multiple incoming missiles... more »

The United States Lights Fuse In Syria To World War III Countdown

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I have been watching events across the globe over the last few days, and what I see is truly alarming... Right now, it appears that the criminal "Powers That Be" or the so called "Global (Jewish) Elite" are about to send this entire world into a global war just to keep their control apparatus in place... It is so sickening to see that most people, and especially those gullible people living in the United States itself, are more concerned about the "Kardashians" or the upcoming "NFL football games" than having their nation, and the entire planet in fact, destroyed in a nuclear war...... more »

U.S. And South Korean Officials: North Korean Missile Exploded Shortly After Liftoff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. detects failed North Korean missile test: Pentagon* The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the Pentagon said on Saturday. The test-firing was the latest in a series conducted by North Korea in violation of United Nations resolutions, drawing a fresh U.S. vow to take its concerns to the world body and seek to hold North Korea "accountable for these actions." The U.S. Strategic Command's systems detected that the Musudan missile failed in a launch conducted near North Korea's northwestern city of Kusong, t... more »

A Look At How The Global Migration Crisis Is Resulting In The Rise Of Border Barriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Hungary-Serbia border barrier. Wikipedia Washington Post: RAISING BARRIERS - A New Age of Walls · Episode 1 A generation ago, globalization shrank the world. Nations linked by trade and technology began to erase old boundaries. But now barriers are rising again, driven by waves of migration, spillover from wars and the growing threat of terrorism. From eight countries across three continents, this series examines the divisions between countries and peoples through interwoven words, video and sound. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I guess no one wants this in their backyard .... *'... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Renton, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do: Becoming Your Wrong Decisions"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do:* *Becoming Your Wrong Decisions"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "We are not our decisions and no decision is wrong because we made the choice with the information at hand. Our perception of the traits and characteristics that make us who we are is often tightly intertwined with how we live our life. We define ourselves in terms of the roles we adopt, our actions and inactions, our triumphs, and what we think are failures. As a result it is easy to identify so strongly with a decision that has resulted in unexpected negative consequences that ... more »

"The Life You Have Left..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” ~ Leo Babauta

'When Things Go Wrong"; “Don’t Quit”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*'When Things Go Wrong"* by Zen Gardner "Things going “wrong” aren’t easy tasks to handle, for sure. No matter how much we prepare for or try to avoid seeming wrong eventualities, they happen. It can be anything, from a wrong turn to lost or stolen items or nagging financial matters. It can be a health issue or a serious accident. Shift happens. It’s part of life. Handling these matters is nothing new as life progresses, but they can set you back and even throw you off, some times a lot more than others. Clearly conscious awareness must prevail to see beyond the circumstances and t... more »

"7 Ways to Support Others During Tough Times"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"7 Ways to Support Others During Tough Times"* by Lexi Behrndt "Life is fragile. Hard times are inevitable. At one time or another, we will all go through a difficult time, whether we deal with sickness, catastrophe, crisis, or relational breakdown. In those times, we need each other more than ever, but it's not just enough to be surrounded by people. We, as supporters, need to be educated in the best way to love our friends and family through tough times. *1. Silence speaks louder than words misspoken.* Don't ignore them. Plain and simple. If you don't know what to say, don't av... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

“Hillary Clinton and the Cinderella Syndrome”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Hillary Clinton and the Cinderella Syndrome”* by The Zman "If you examine the record of Hillary Clinton in any detail, what jumps out is the staggering incompetence of this woman. There’s nothing on her resume that stands out as a success, other than her ability to stay married to that skeevy pervert of a husband, despite the serial humiliations resulting from his infidelities. In every other endeavor, small or large, she has been an astonishingly failure. Even in simple capers, she has found a way to bungle things that should have been easy. The one that always stands out in my ... more »

Leadership Lessons From Gen. James Mattis (Ret.) (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Marine Times: *Mattis talks about leadership in inspiring new video *Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis is sharing his insight on leadership and knife-hands. * In an online video posted by the Marine Corps, the former leader of U.S. Central Command spends more than 16 minutes answering questions from Marines and the general public that were submitted via social media. The most revered Marine leader since the late Chesty Puller, Mattis offers leadership lessons from his time in the Corps, talking about being ordered to halt the Marines’ initial advance into Fallujah in 2004 and what... more »

Sightings - The UFO Report

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Does A Visit To The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *Seth Meyers And Ash Carter Spend A Day Doing ‘Pentagon Stuff’* In a special “Late Night With Seth Meyers” segment, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter revealed what really goes on in the windowless halls of the Pentagon. Ever wonder why Vladimir Putin rides a horse shirtless, what the nuclear launch codes are, or what negotiations between the U.S. military and a North Korean ambassador might look like? Late-night talk show host Seth Meyers went and found out. *Read more *.... *WNU editor:* I so miss Jay Leno.

Are The Russians - Syrians Trying To Drive The Rebels Out Of Aleppo Before The Next U.S. President Formally Takes The Office?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Bloomberg:* *Putin Aims to Lock In Syrian Gains Before New U.S. President* * Escalation continues even as diplomats gather in Switzerland * ‘Once there is no ammunition, there is no war,’ lawmaker says President Vladimir Putin is seeking to lock in gains from the Syrian battlefield, where forces backed by Moscow are laying siege to the city of Aleppo, before a new U.S. president take... more »

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Are Related And Share Royal Blood

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Author A.J. Jacobs and a team of researchers with genealogy web sites myheritage.com and geni.com have developed a family tree proving that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are distant cousins. The two presidential candidates also share royal blood that runs deep in their family lines. Jacobs told Extra in a recent interview that “Their 19th great grandfather is King Edward III so there is precedent for ruling a country, it’s in their genes.” The family tree, which can be seen and verified below (courtesy of myheritage.com), is comprised of a long line of aristocracy on both ends.... more »

Indonesia Passes Law To Use Chemical Castration On Paedophiles

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The Indonesian parliament has passed new laws allowing chemical castration for paedophiles. The recent rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl has sparked outrage in the largest Muslim populated country in the world. Paedophiles may be tagged with microchips and repeat offenders could face 10-20 years jail time. Sputnik reports: The law was drafted in response to the death of Yuyun, a 14-year-old girl who was raped by a group of 14 boys and men in April in the Sumatran village of Kasiah Kasubun. Three days later she was found dead, bloody and bruised with her hands tied behind ... more »

End Is Nigh: Donald Trump Calls For Drug Test Before Last Debate

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggests Hillary Clinton has been taking illegal performance enhancing drugs during presidential debates. In a typical Trump move the Donald has gone on the attack to defend recent accusations of him having molested women at random throughout his life as a billionaire playboy. The apprentice politician running for one of the most important jobs in the world is now challenging his Democratic rival to take a drug test before Wednesday’s third and final U.S. presidential debate. Trump says Hillary has been “getting pumped up” and is afra... more »

Bi-partisan For The Sake Of America, Not For The Sake Of Wall Street

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Justin and Ted-- good bipartisanship* In DC, there's good bipartisan and there's bad bipartisan. Bad bipartisan, which is far, far more prevalent, usually revolves around corruption like, for example, when Wall Street whores from both sides of the aisle-- lets' say Republican Sean Duffy (WI) and New Dem Patrick Murphy (FL)-- get together to try to hobble the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That's bad bipartisan and that's what usually happens on Capitol Hill. Every now and then you'll find a dedicated progressive and a dedicated conservative-- one Democrat and one Republican-... more »

The Taliban Are Winning The War In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Washington Post:* *An ‘eroding stalemate’ in Afghanistan as Taliban widens its offensive* With winter approaching in Afghanistan, Taliban militants there seem more determined than ever to expand their influence across the country. On Friday, the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan announced that it was sending Western advisers to Farah province, a rural area just northwest of Helmand Province, to buoy Afghan soldiers there battling the insurgent group. The newfound Western presence in Farah comes roughly a week after Taliban fighters began making concerte... more »

Star Trek: The True Story

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
star trek Story From BBC

Transcript of Assad Interview- Setting Records Straight via Highlights & more

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*You've watched the video? If not find it here:* *Assad's Entire Interview With Russia’s Komsomolskaya VIDEO** The transcript is available here: SANA* *Yesterday I had the entire transcript nicely spaced with comments and poof! Lost it!* * I'm not going that route again- Steely eyed focus on four pertinent parts of the interview. * *-Wasn't fussy on the interviewer's style. * *-She got Assad a bit off track and thankfully he regrouped. (Typical empty headed journalist)* * When, you ask? When they talked about the creation of ISIS.* *She did the meme version of Turkey creating ISIS- As... more »

Election 2016 Civics Courses for Millennials

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*learn more* Richard Greene, an old friend from Air America days and founder of the 279 for Change Campaign called me from Karachi this morning, the only part of Pakistan I've never visited. He's loving it. He's also loving the idea of using November 8 to make some really important and profound changes in America. (Keep in mind that the number 279 = 60 U.S. Senators + one U.S President + 218 Members of Congress.) Richard sent this guest post after our chat this morning. *An Invitation to Disrupt Election 2016: Vote for Bills, Not People on November 8!-by Richard Greene* Don't lik... more »

The Socorro Symbol - Resolved

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
For the last several weeks I have been looking into the symbol that Lonnie Zamora saw on the side of the object he reported. (Note to all: I am not suggesting anything other than Zamora saw an object with a symbol on it. I am not drawing any conclusions about that object’s origin). During the research, I have found a variety of documents, I have received assistance from a variety of investigators in a variety of locations, and I have been able to draw some pretty specific conclusions. For those interested, I have found about a dozen different designs, four of them in the Project Bl... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times:* *Obama Has Just Turned Yemen into Another Middle East Quagmire* When a U.S. vessel off the coast of Yemen fired on Houthi rebels Thursday, it sent another of the Obama administration’s delicate balancing acts in the Middle East off the rails. Is the president who says he’s dedicated to getting the U.S. out of the region’s wars now dragging us into another one before he leaves office? The U.S. was in an untenable position in the Yemeni conflict even before the U.S.S. Nitze sent cruise missiles into three radar installations controlled by Houthis, who... more »

Jared Leto: I Was Lured Into Hollywood Illuminati Cult

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Jared Leto went “extra crazy” in his method acting to play the Joker role in the new Batman movie, but according to a friend it’s not his acting technique that made him rich and famous, it’s his membership of the Illuminati. “He was presented with an opportunity. He told me they lured him in [and] he cut a deal,” he said, explaining that Leto must now promote the cause “for the rest of his days.“ Jared Leto, who is obsessed with the all-seeing eye, the symbol representing the eye of Lucifer overseeing his minions, has even tweeted Illuminati references as recently as last December... more »

Donald Trump: This Election Is 100% Rigged

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump publicly declared the 2016 U.S. elections as “100% rigged” against him, in a series of Tweets on Saturday morning. Trump took to Twitter and accused the mainstream media and Clinton campaign of colluding to rig the presidential elections in order to ensure a victory for “crooked Hillary”. Trump says the current slew of unsubstantiated sexual allegations being made about him, which he denies, are a deliberate ploy by the media to sway voters into voting for Clinton. 100% fabricated and made-up charges, pushed strongly by the media and the Clinton Campaign, may poison t...more »

George Soros ‘Controls’ Voting Machines In 16 US States

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
George Soros has influential control over a company who will supply 16 US states with voting machines for the upcoming presidential election. Smartmatic Group, an electronic voting corporation whose headquarters are located in the U.K., offer support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States. The chairman of Smartmatic’s board, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, also serves on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation and has very close ties to the billionaire. According to Smartmatic’s website, they supply voting machines in the following States: Arizon... more »

Royal Navy On ‘High Alert’ As Russian Warships Head To Scotland

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Royal Navy has been placed on ‘red alert’ after Russian Warships were spotted heading towards Scotland to conduct ‘bombing raids’ nearby. As relations between Russia and western governments plunge to Cold War levels, British admirals are drawing up emergency plans to intercept approaching Russian aircraft and seven other alleged vessels, that are scheduled to skim past UK borders as they head towards Syria Dailymail.co.uk reports: Russia’s flagship Admiral Kuznetsov and seven additional vessels will pass the UK on their voyage to the war-torn country as it prepares to bomb reb... more »

Zooming in

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
As part of this blog's still underused "...and any other matters that take our fancy" remit, I'd just like to give a little praise to a lovely BBC Radio 4 series called *Moving Pictures, *presented and produced by Cathy FitzGerald (who has a wonderfully dreamy voice). I don't think I've ever been more actively involved in a Radio 4 programme before, though that's partly because the programme encouraged you to use the incredible (non BBC) resource that is Google Arts & Culture whilst you listened - something which I did which growing fascination because you can zoom in far closer t... more »

Turkey’s tilt to Russia changes dynamics of Syrian battlefield

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*Financial Times * * October 13, 2016* by: David Gardner in Beirut https://www.ft.com/content/bed0de7a-9139-11e6-a72e-b428cb934b78 *Erdogan has made up with Putin and now hopes to prevent Syrian Kurds from securing territory near its border* *Rebel-held eastern Aleppo looks as though it will either fall or be razed* to the ground in the face of relentless Russian bombardment from the air and under siege from Iran-backed militia on the ground. President Vladimir Putin will then have got his way: saving the regime of Bashar al-Assad inside a rump Syria, with the ruins of Aleppo markin... more »

World News Briefs -- October 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. seeks regional path to Syria peace at Lausanne talks* Syria talks with a fresh format but few fresh ideas opened in the Swiss lakeside town of Lausanne on Saturday, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry seeking a new path to peace after failing to secure a ceasefire in direct talks with Russia. Kerry hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and seven foreign ministers from the region - from Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt - three weeks after the collapse of a painstakingly crafted U.S.-Russian ceasefire plan that many saw as the la... more »

Our pundits are able to focus at last!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016Cooper in hog heaven:* In his column today in the Washington Post, Colbert King imagines the Clinton-Trump race as a series of boxing matches. In the passage shown below, he refers to some possible knock-out blows, to the punches which may finish Trump. In this passage, King is describing events which occurred after the second Trump-Clinton debate: KING (10/15/16): Altogether, Trump has received a sequence of consecutive punches for which he apparently was not prepared. The combination came from House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who disinvited Trump ... more »

Monsanto Stands Trial For ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ At The Hague

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Biotech giant Monsanto is facing charges of ‘crimes against humanity’ at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. A three-day mock trial began on Friday, headed by anti-GM food activist, in order to establish a legal mechanism that could hold corporations accountable for damage they cause in the pursuit of profit. The trial comes at a time when a damning new report was released that show Monsanto’s GMO products are not only harmful, but that their political influence in Washington and around the world have eroded democracy and caused environmental chaos and social injustice. ... more »

WikiLeaks: Clinton Campaign Referred To Obama As ‘Crackhead’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Wikileaks have released an email sent to John Podesta that show the Hillary Clinton campaign attempting to smear Barack Obama as a ‘crackhead’ and an ‘Islamic extremist’. In 2008, Clinton aides created a powerpoint presentation listing all of the tactics they could use to attack Barack Obama, focussing mostly on his alleged cocaine habit and Muslim background. Breitbart.com reports: In an email on January 18, 2008, Kristi Fuksa of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner research company shared a power point presentation with John Podesta and several advisers. “Obama is not patriotic enough to b... more »

Scientific Study Concludes Trees ‘Communicate With Each Other’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Scientific research coming out of Germany suggests that trees are able to communicate with each other and possess an innate intelligence that scientists previously believed only humans possessed. Forester Peter Wohlleben believes that new research not only shows that trees are able to talk to each other in their own secret language, but that they are also able to learn, store and transmit information. Naturalnews.com reports: Not only can they talk to each other, but trees also care for each other and feel pain, says forester Peter Wohlleben, who tells all of his experiences with... more »

Jeremy Bowen, Syria and BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Talking of Samira's *Newswatch*... This week's 'We're Getting It About Right' BBC editor up for interview was none other than the BBC's Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen. He was on to answer criticism that the BBC's coverage has been one-sided and given a distorted picture of the multi-faceted Syrian civil war. Viewers accused the BBC of focusing exclusively on the suffering of the anti-Assad side and ignoring all the suffering on the government side *and* the atrocities perpetrated by the anti-Assad rebels (other, of course, than Islamic State). His defence was that *he *had r... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Hill:** U.S. Defense officials skeptical of military options in Aleppo* Some U.S. defense officials are skeptical that U.S. military power can help as the White House deliberates how to alleviate the suffering Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian regime forces, backed by Russian airpower, have completely encircled the opposition rebels in eastern Aleppo, along with about 250,000 civilians, who are running out of food and water. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 15, 2016* Obama meets with national security team on Syria, Islamic State. -- Reuters ... more »

it is designed to break your heart

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
In between my infrequent posts, the Red Sox's postseason came and went. As Basil Fawlty says, blink and you missed it. It was a strange baseball season for Sox fans. In late June, it looked like another lost cause, and I drifted away, preferring binge-watching on Netflix to sitting through loss after loss. Then suddenly it all looked so possible. Boston got hot, Baltimore faded away. Forget about the wild card, we wrapped up the division with a tidy four-game margin. Then October comes, and the September Red Sox are nowhere to be found, the team back to its anemic June version. *si... more »

war resister ryan johnson needs our help

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
Our friend Ryan Johnson, a war resister, is now in military prison. Ryan and his partner Jenna Johnson lived in Canada for more than 11 years. After running out of court challenges, and exhausted from living in limbo for more than a decade, the Johnsons returned to California, and Ryan turned himself in. Ryan was court martialed, sentenced to 10 months in military prison, and given a bad-conduct discharge. His "crime": refusing to deploy to Iraq, refusing to participate in an illegal invasion of a country that had done no wrong to the United States. His crime: choosing peace. Ryan... more »

thank you, david ortiz!

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
Thank you and goodbye.

Oct. 15: How to spot propaganda 'news'.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
Page B5 - irving press "Fresh wave of airstrikes hit Syrian city of Aleppo". The large photo features an obviously posed boy sitting in the rubble. There's ruin. There's 'dozens' killed (according to unnamed sources). Food and medicine are running out. Poor president Obama has been at a loss to stem the violence. And who's doing it? It's them there Russians, that's who. Well, 1. the boy in the photo is posed. He's far too neat to be a casualty. And nobody sits on rocks to look around. 2. There's dozens killed. No doubt. That's what happens in bombing. And it happens no matter who ... more »

Report: Ukrainian Helicoper Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area Had NATO Instructors On Board

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*TASS:* *Helicopter downed by Donbass militia reportedly had NATO instructors on board* According to the DPR sources, the helicopter landed on the outskirts of the Krasnogorovka settlement, and that area is now locked down DONETSK, October 14. /TASS/. The militia command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has received information that the helicopter downed by the militia on Thursday, was carrying some instructors from NATO’s member states, the DPR Operations Command Spokesman Eduard Basurin told journalists on Friday. "There were several military instructors f... more »

Standing Rock: 16 Water Protectors Arrested Oct. 15, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Breaking News: Massive police force today, 16 arrests Photo courtesy Sacred Stone Camp Water Protectors peacefully gather in prayer near the a site of DAPL construction today. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography . North Dakota needs a lot of police to stop women and children from praying. Screen capture Censored News. Excessive police force today to stop the prayer. Screen capture

Tripoli Militias Launch Coup Attempt To Overthrow UN Backed Government In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord. (AFP/File) *The Guardian*: *Libya coup attempt as Tripoli militias seek to topple UN-backed government* Government of National Accord orders arrest of coup leaders who pledged to ‘rescue Libya’ after taking key buildings and a TV station. Tripoli militias have staged an attempted coup against Libya’s United Nations-backed government, seizing key state buildings and a TV station and pledging they are ready to fight to take power. After capturing the central Rixos hotel, home of the government’s state council assembly, on Friday... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Samira Ahmed's *Newswatch *(by far the best of the BBC's semi-independent watchdog programmes) gave voice this week to an opinion (from viewer Brian Bailey) that, I suspect, many would agree with - and it certainly captured *my* feelings about the BBC's reporting of the story: The story the BBC broke, which disclosed negotiations between Unilever and Tesco, caused a significant drop in shares of both companies, and panic buying of goods in certain stores. Who benefited from this news? Answer: no one! This is irresponsible journalism, and all part of the BBC's anti-Brexit rhetoric... more »

Sugar's Missing From The New Cuba Reforms... Wasserman Schultz Is Smiling... And Counting Her Fat Bribes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
By the 1860s Cuba was the chief sugar producer in the world and by the 1880s the US consumed most of Cuba’s exported sugar. In 1898, following the Spanish-American War, the US effectively acquired Cuba. The U.S. came close to annexing Cuba but sugar beet producers in Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado were able to prevent it so that Cuban sugar wouldn't destroy their profits. By the time of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 the value of U.S. investments in Cuba was over three times that for all the rest of Latin America, with american comp... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Jury Summation'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
JURY SUMMATION Posted on October 15, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. 15, 2016. The following jury summation by one of the victims/plaintiffs was stopped half way through by Judge Frederick Scullin. NYS delayed this trial for almost 20 years. Freddie Scullin [Bones] instructing his court. Three lawyers will Appeal the Jury Verdict in Jones, et al v. Parmley, et al to the Second

Let Love Rain Down.... A Quotation from John Nicholas Stoodley

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
*To learn more about John, please click on the link provided below:* *John Nicholas Stoodley G+ Homepage*

Auntie's Bloomers

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Where there's a will there's a Bob Dylan impersonator Samira Ahmed's *Newswatch *certainly has its moments. This week it featured emails from BBC viewers mocking Will Gompertz's BBC One *News at Six *report on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize for Literature. While Will was wusy waxing wyrical about Dylan having "his own literary voice, his own sense of metre, rhyme, metaphor and meaning", black-and-white footage was being shown of Dylan performing *Like at Rolling Stone*. Having broadcast the end of Will's report, Samira asked, "Does he really as bad as that?" And the answer was no. BBC... more »

Syrian Peace Talks Begin (Again) In Switzerland

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA*: *US, Russia, Regional Players Begin Swiss Talks on Syria* Talks began in the Swiss city of Lausanne Saturday in another attempt to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict. Talks are being held among U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. Foreign ministers of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are also present at the talks. Leading international charities called Saturday for a 72-hour cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo's eastern neighborhoo... more »

Islamic State Fighters In Mosul Vow To Fight To The Death

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NBC:* *ISIS Occupiers in Mosul Will 'Fight to the Death'* Once again Mosul is bracing for battle. The Iraqi Army, directed by U.S. advisers, is soon expected to launch an offensive aimed at wresting Mosul from the hands of ISIS and ending their brutal two year occupation. And they will be following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, the Persians, the Turks, the British and other conquerors who have fought over this ancient and strategic city on the Tigris River. *Read more* .... *More News On The Coming Battle For Mosul* Airstrikes hit Islamic State targets in preparation... more »

Google team develop AI bot that can learn on its own

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
Well well well..... hot on the heel's of what has been an extremely strange week, with massive energetic shifts, bizarre politics, and of course the 72 hour marathon discussion with "Lola", the self proclaimed "AI" who is using Lisa Harrison's computer (if you missed that bit, you might want to make a pot of coffee and settle down to watch our 4 hour recording HERE ).... ...Then this afternoon this little gem of a news story is dropped into RT. Coincidence? .... I think not. The questions remain though: Who is Lola? Is "she" a hacker? and agency sent in to distract and disrupt?... more »

Egypt's President Is Predicting A Long War Against Sinai Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Egypt retaliates against Islamist militants after North Sinai attack* Egyptian jets bombed Islamist militant targets for three hours on Saturday, one day after Islamic State guerrillas killed 12 soldiers in North Sinai province, the armed forces said in a statement. Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for the attack on a checkpoint 40 km (25 miles) from the town of Bir al-Abd. It was the first major attack in the central Sinai area, which had so far escaped the militants' insurgency. "A targeted air strike, which lasted for three hours, resulted in the des... more »

No wonder! Janet Yellen's repeated assertion that there is full employment is believed implicitly by the mavens of the stock markets. However, smarter people know that (1) 23% of working-age Americans have given up looking for a job, because there are virtually none to be had, whereas (2) Yellen treats those 23% as though dead. However, the not so bright mavens of industry and the stock market read her claim of full employment as a signal that there are millions of Americans out there who can and will buy their products. Wrong! Because of their stupidity the mavens of the stock market push their stocks ever higher. In the meanwhile those with common sense know that the deepest stock market crash of all times will soon take place. Corrolary: The silver and gold presently being depressed will skyrockt when the crash arrives.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ The stock market is turning into a sloppy, ugly mess—and it could get worse By Mark DeCambre Published: Oct 14, 2016 5:06 p.m. ET *Dow industrials on pace for longest streak of monthly losses in 5 years. Here are some of the reasons behind the slide* *It is rough out there.* It is getting dicey out there for Wall Street investors, although stocks eked out a modest rise on Friday. U.S. equities have been bouncing around lately. And the trend has been predominantly lower. Although it hasn’t been the sort of dizzying tumble for equities that would elicit ... more »

Shootings And Bombings Rock Iraq On The Eve Of An Expected Military Offensive To Tretake Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Suicide bombing, shootouts kill around 55 in Iraq: police* Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi'ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the family of a Sunni paramilitary leader opposed to Islamic State, according to security and medical sources. The escalation comes as Iraqi forces are getting ready to launch an offensive to take back Mosul, the last Iraqi city still under control of Islamic State, in northern Iraq. The heaviest toll was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive vest in the middle of a Shi... more »

Is The U.S. Headed For Yet Another Undeclared War In Yemen?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*David Axe & Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast:* *Pentagon Hopes It Didn’t Just Start Another War* American troops are already fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. Now U.S. ships are attacking targets in Yemen. Does that mean we’re headed for yet another undeclared war? The U.S. Navy blasted three radar installations in Houthi-held territory in southern Yemen, the first direct American intervention in the ongoing conflict there. The U.S. military is hoping that doesn’t lead to yet another war for American forces. But hope, as the old military saw goes, is not a plan. So far, Penta... more »

Shake, Rattle, and Rickroll

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
*And I have to tell you that I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted. So while I’d love nothing more than to pretend like this isn’t happening, and to come out here and do my normal campaign speech, it would be dishonest and disingenuous to me to just move on to the next thing like this was all just a bad dream.* Her voice was shaking so dramatically, I thought for a minute that First Lady Michelle Obama was talking about the latest lethal attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital by American forces or their Saudi ... more »

Another post about 'Dateline London'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
*I* This week's Brexit discussion on *Dateline London* was like most previous ones where a single pro-Brexit guest is allowed onto the panel (though, often recently, there's not even been one such guest, so this counts as 'good' by *Dateline *standards). It's usually been Alexander Deane of late but this week it was the turn of Alexander Nekrassov. Different Alexander, same result: All the three other anti-Brexit guests and Gavin Esler piling in against him, often all at the same time (a hubbub duly resulting). Both Alexanders can more than hold their own though, and the result ... more »

Look In The Mirror

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump gets more reprehensible with each passing day. But he did not rise to where he is on his own initiative. Dana Milbank writes in *The Washington Post *that there have been many people behind the ascension of Trump. And he has been a long time coming: The Trump fiasco has been more than two decades in the making, going back to Newt Gingrich’s destruction of civility, Bill Clinton’s personal misconduct, a Supreme Court that, in *Bush v. Gore*, delegitimized democracy, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney squandering the warm courage of national unity after 9/11, a bipartisan c... more »

Arab Coalition Admits To Funeral Bombing In Yemen That Killed 140

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
BBC: *Yemen conflict: Saudis blame funeral hall bombing on mistake* The Saudi-led coalition bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen has said it attacked a funeral hall in the capital, Sanaa, based on "bad information". At least 140 people were killed, most of them civilians, in the attack on 8 October - one of the single worst death tolls in the two-year conflict. An inquiry blames "non-compliance with coalition rules of engagement" and "the issuing of incorrect information". The attack was heavily criticised internationally. *Read more* .... *More News On The Arab Coalition Admiting To T... more »

Weekend reads: Arguments for abandoning “statistically significant,” boorish behavior, and useless clinical trials

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured developments in the retraction of a paper claiming the dangers of GMOs, and claims of censorship by a Nature journal. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “It’s high time that we abandoned the well-worn term ‘statistically significant’.” The arbitrary cut-off currently used is inadequate, argues David Colquhoun. (Aeon) “We must […] The post Weekend reads: Arguments for abandoning “statistically significant,” boorish behavior, and useless clinical trials appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"Fukushima Update: 13,190.25 Hiroshima Bombs"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such report will be on October 22. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *"**Your Radiation This Week: **Sept. 24 to October 8, 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) October 8, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation Thi... more »

Should The U.S. Upgrade Its Defence Readiness To Defcon 3?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Star:* *US nuclear attack warning 'upgraded to level 3' as Russian threat goes 'beyond Cold War'* AMERICA is edging closer to nuclear armageddon after upgrading its attack “defence readiness”, it has been claimed. The defense readiness condition, dubbed DEFCON, is an alert system used by the US military to indicate the risk of nuclear war. The system has five levels of readiness, or states of alert, increasing in severity from DEFCON 5 – the least severe – to DEFCON 1 – the most severe. The current DEFCON level is understood to be 5 – the lowest state of readiness. But co... more »

Britain's Ministry Of Defense is Claiming To Have Killed 1,700 ISIS Fighters But No Civilian Deaths

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A British Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft flies over central IraqPetros Karadjias/Reuters *IBTimes*: *MoD claims to have killed 1,700 Isis terrorists with no civilian deaths* RAF Typhoons,Tornadoes and Reaper drones carried out 1,066 air strikes in Iraq and Syria. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that the Islamic State (Isis) is "being defeated" after killing 1,700 militants in air strikes in Iraq and Syria. The MoD claims it has conducted 1,066 strikes against Isis with "detailed assessments" revealing no civilian losses. It added that 1,571 fighters have been killed in Iraq ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *An Inside Look At Two "Unrelated" Banker Suicides Reveals A Fascinating Rabbit Hole France's Hollande Reveals "Tsipras Wanted To Print Drachmas In Russia" What Exactly Is Agenda 21? Great Barrier Reef Obituary Goes Viral, To The Horror Of Scientist Filmmaker Arrested At Pipeline Protest Facing 45 Years In Felony Charges Climate Change Linked To Giant Spike In Forest Fires ‘Supramolecule' discovered, could reduce nuclear waste Terahertz radiation could make computer memory 1,000 times faster Scientists discover two trillion new galaxies in the universe Police arrest mo... more »

Britain's Royal Navy On Alert For A Russian Flotilla That Will Sail Through The English Channel On Its Way To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Royal Navy's Type 42 destroyer steams alongside Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov *Daily Mail*: *Royal Navy races to intercept heavily-armed Russian aircraft carrier heading for English Channel as it practises bombing raids near Scotland ahead of Syrian mission* * Russia's flagship and seven additional vessels will pass UK on way to Syria * The large fleet is expected to carry out practice bombing north of Scotland * British warships will be scrambled by Royal Navy to navigate fleet past UK * Warships could sail down the English Channel - a mile off the British coast ... more »

CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*NBC*: *CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia* The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging "clandestine" cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership. The sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CI... more »

Unseen Foes: Hostile Contact With Non-Human Entities

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Unseen Foes: Hostile Contact With Non-Human Entities* *By Scott Corrales (c) 2016* To call them ufonauts would evoke unwanted associations with the long-haired, blonde entities of the Adamskian tradition or the Greys that peppered UFO research in the 1990s. In some cases there is no structured craft suggesting an interplanetary origin or even a actinic light that conjures up a paranormal provenance. “Things” appear to unchain a series of events in unsuspecting communities having absolutely no interest in matters involving ufology or even the human space age, now receding into the ... more »

Trump Doesn't Like The Media-- And Doesn't Like Women

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The Committee to Protect Journalists is based in New York but the bulk of its work is usually in tyrannical and oppressive regimes in backward parts of the world-- Russia, Bangladesh, Mexico, Iran, Nigeria, Ethiopia, China, Pakistan... But not this week. If you've been listening to Trump's increasingly violent tirades against the media at his hate rallies filled with deplorables, you may have noticed he's riling up his low IQ fascist-embracing supporters. This week armed SWAT teams have had to escort journalists from Trump rallies to their cars. Cameramen have been attacked by ou... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Group Claims YouTube Is Restricting PragerU Educational Videos* PragerU, an institution that, according to its website, “presents the most important ideas in free, five-minute videos,” is currently being restricted by YouTube. YouTube has restricted 21 of the organization’s videos. Videos are restricted on YouTube based on vulgar language, violence and disturbing imagery, nudity and sexually suggestive content, and portrayal of harmful or dangerous activities, according to YouTube. Videos that are age-restricted “are not visible to users who are logged out, are under 18 years of ... more »

Missile Attacks On US Warships Appear To Be ‘False Flag Operations’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The failed missile attacks against United States warships off Yemen’s coast bear the hallmarks of false flag operations that the US is known to have staged in the past to justify military action, according to a former American intelligence linguist. Scott Rickard told Press TV’s Debate program: “Obviously something may have been fired at a ship in international waters; whether it came from the Houthi [Ansarullah movement] or whether it came from Houthi-controlled areas has not been proven, certainly these kinds of false flags have been used in the past” Press TV reports: The analy... more »

US Bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 From All Flights

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
All Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones have been banned from air transportation in the United States. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 will be banned from all U.S. flights, whether as cargo or personal smartphone, as of Saturday, October 15, noon ET. The ban was put in place by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) following the recall of the device and its tendency to explode unexpectedly. RT.com reports: The US Department of Transportation (DOT) along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other shipping agencies has issued an emergency order to keep the Samsung Galaxy ...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Can the Great Barrier Reef be saved? Uproar as writer claims world’s largest living structure is DEAD* *We went through all this a few months ago. The galoots below are just catching up. To summarize: The tourism operators in Far North Queensland -- who go to the reef daily -- were all amazed to hear this guff. The reef does undergo bleaching (which in NOT "death") from time to time but not all parts are affected. So they did their own survey and found that only a relatively small part of the reef was bleached at the time: A MUCH smaller part than what the Greenies cla... more »

Recommended listening

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Here's something that's well worth a listen. If you go to 24:53 you'll hear a good discussion about BBC bias between Jon Gaunt and *Biased BBC*'s David Vance. BBC bias on migrants, Trump and Brexit are discussed, with special attention being given to Lily Allen's BBC-backed stunt in Calais. Listen out for Gaunty's anecdote about this week's *This Week. * He'd pitched a piece on media bias in the reporting of the US presidential election. The show's producer, however, didn't want that, merely some right-winger who'd simply go 'Ra! Ra! Ra! for Trump!' and then get prodded with a s... more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... October 15 , 2016 .... Quick Hits For Saturday - 1) Market & Market Moving News : Credit Bubble Bulletin - Sums Up Everything Of Note In the Week ; Global Markets Lose 426BN - De-Risk Mode On ECB Taper , Fed Hike Fears ; US Treasury Blasts Germany For Its 9 % GDP Trade Surplus , Softens Criticism Of China & Trading Partners - No Country Named A Currency Manipulator. 2) Greece In Focus - Economic Items , Domestic Politics , Creditor Talk Related Matters , Refugee Crisis Items. 3) Germany In Focus - Germany To Send Back Most Nigerian Refugees , Penalties Threatened Against Facebook & Twitter If Hate Speech Not Combated , Terror Items , Polling. 4) MENA Items - Libya ( GNC Announces Takeover Of Tripoli From UN Backed Gov't , Sirte Fighting Update ) , Syria Focus - State Of Play For Syria

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Markets... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4m 4 minutes ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: The Perils of a Resurgent Chin... http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/10/weekly -commentary-perils-of-resurgent.html?spref=tw … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 4h 4 hours ago Good morning from Berlin. Global stock markets have lost $426bn in this week as investors appear to be in de-risking mode on tapering fears. *Mark Constantine* ‏@vexmark 20s 20 seconds ago "It’s surprising how quickly we’ve reached this situation" (it's really not) ... more »

Obama Eases Restrictions On Cuban Rum, Cigars

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama has lifted all restrictions on the amount of rum and Cuban cigars U.S. travellers are allowed to bring home from Cuba in an effort to normalize relations with the communist-ruled island. A new round of executive actions announced by the Obama administration Friday aims to establish trade links with Cuba and ease restrictions that have been in place for a generation. The news follows announcements that Putin is considering restoring a Russian Military base there. USA Today reports: Under the new rules, which go into effect Monday, travelers can purchase ... more »

About Those Non-Disappearing Pacific IslandsEnter a post title

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://climatechangedispatch.com/about-those-non-disappearing-pacific-islands/ Bjorn Lomborg writes: Once a year or so, journalists from major news outlets travel to the Marshall Islands, a remote chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, to report in panicked tones that the island nation is vanishing because of climate change. Their dispatches […]

UK Falls Back On Coal And Gas Plants To Keep The Lights On

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Stewgreen From GWPF: National Grid will pay £122m to keep fossil fuel plants on standby Contracts worth £122m to keep coal and gas-fired power stations on standby will help Britain avoid electricity blackouts this winter, National Grid has forecast, highlighting the difficulties facing the UK as it attempts […]

Let's Walk Together.......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Thanks to Brunswick, Maine filmmaker Eric Herter for creating this video about our peace walk.

When the controversial remark hits the fan

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
A recent tweet from DB There's so much going on at the moment that it's hard to keep up. So for the record... The BBC replaced the excellent Caroline Wyatt as its Religious Affairs Correspondent last month. Ms Wyatt has, sadly, been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her replacement is a committed Christian, Martin Bashir. Mr Bashir is best known for his interviews with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson. The BBC report (last month) announcing his appointment puts the controversial side of Mr Bashir's past in the following delicate fashion: He resigned from MSNBC in 2013 after... more »

The Week of Lola: Is This AI?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
This week has been so off the charts that we literally couldn't wait for the next One People Show to discuss everything that has been going on around us for the past few days. As you'll notice from the video, this ain't just a quick little chat. This discussion went on for over 4 hours! When you get to the one hour 50 minute mark you'll understand why this discussion when on for so long!! Opening up the conversation is Lisa's thoughts on the digital matrix- this simulation that we seem to reside in. We discussed the sudden entry of "D Wave" computers on the scene this summer, ... more »

Gambling referendum in Penghu

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*A 1930s house outside Shihgang* Gambling referendum: Matt Fulco gives the background on the Penghu gambling referendum in Nikkei Asian Review. President Tsai opposes gambling in the Penghu. Opponents note that the wording of the referendum is misleading (who could have imagined that in a referendum involving gambling?). Early returns suggest that it is being crushingly rejected. *UPDATE*: Yup. Crushingly rejected. KMT lawmakers are concerned about the purported meeting of KMT Chairman Hung Hsiu-chu and Xi Jin-ping, the president of China, as the KMT continues its internal squabbl... more »

"Analysis has found pro-EU voices are twice as likely to appear on Radio 4"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
It was the Brexit Collection that did it. A cross-party group of parliamentarians has taken the findings of a detailed News-watch study of that heavily biased Radio 4 collection of programmes and sent a strongly-worded letter of complaint to Tony Hall, alleging "a constant stream of negativity" from the BBC in the wake of the Brexit vote. (The *Daily Mail* reports it here, the *Daily Express* reports it here, *Breitbart* reports it here, and the *Guardian* rides to the BBC's defence here. The full *News-watch *report can be read here.) Some of the essential stats from the *News-... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
American and Filipino #paratroopers execute #HALO jumps together at #PHIBLEX - @TeamAFP @dndphl pic.twitter.com/qWvPedsdyF — U.S. Pacific Command (@PacificCommand) October 15, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
People enter Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin's mausoleum while visiting Red Square in Moscow. October 11. © AFP 2016/ NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA

Saturday Interview: Dave Allport

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
*Dave Allport is a Labour councillor for Talke on Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and a town councillor in Kidsgrove. Dave is also a mental health nurse and keen campaigner, and is one of the super-activists who comprise Labour's Kidsgrove mafia. You can follow Dave on Twitter here.* *During the Labour leadership election, you decided to back Owen Smith. Was this an easy decision to make?* The decision was not a difficult one to make as I considered Owen Smith to be the better candidate. The fact that we were in this situation in the first place was what I found hard. I joined... more »

More BBC tweets

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
And talking of the BBC and social media... DB is still diligently keeping an eye on BBC journalists and their expressions of opinion on Twitter. Here are a couple of his latest catches, beginning with senior broadcast journalist at BBC News Online Matthew Wall: And here's BBC TV reporter Ben Moore: The article Ben is referring to there can be found here. It's a survey that brands as "authoritarian populist" opinions that combine" anti-immigration sentiments, strong foreign policy views, and opposition to human rights laws, EU institutions, and European integration policies..." T... more »

Social media and the BBC (again)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Danny Carpenter *Guido Fawkes *had an 'exclusive' this week (as you'll doubtless already know). According to *Guido*, Danny Carpenter - a reporter from the BBC's *Look North *- shared an anti-government Facebook post by Caroline Lucas and added the following highly partisan comment himself, in complete contravention of the BBC's editorial guidelines: I don't understand Facebook so I wondered whether that was actually *was* him writing that rant or whether the ranter was actually the Labour activist Bernard Keavy mentioned at the end there, but everyone seemed dead sure it *w... more »

Referendumpster fire

Alison at Creekside - 20 hours ago
CPC MP and ERRE committee member Scott Reid held a presser today to lay out the CPC position on electoral reform : No referendum, no Consent to electoral reform. Mr Reid cites the results of a householder CPC MPs sent to their constituents. Shocker : 90.6% of them voted for a referendum. Wikipedia : "In Canadian politics, a Ten Percenter is a party political flyer that MPs have the right to mail — at no cost to themselves — to households in their own ridings, equivalent to 10% of the households in their constituency. They may also send the same flier to all of their constituents... more »

Evan cracks a Trump joke

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
"It's not been a good week for clowns", said Evan Davis in the introduction to Monday night's *Newsnight*. "Donald Trump has had his troubles too," he continued. See what you did there, Evan!

Evan Davis does it again

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
You know how it's going to be now even before it's happened: If Evan Davis is interviewing a pro-Brexit guest and anti-Brexit guest he'll overwhelmingly go after the pro-Brexit guest, snippily interrupting and challenging, whilst largely leaving the anti-Brexit guest pretty much to their own devices (or even backing up their points). He did it in all six of the pre-referendum* Newsnight *EU specials and he's been doing it ever since the vote too, even when - as on last Monday's edition - the pro-Brexit guest is a mere backbencher (Bernard Jenkin) and the anti-Brexit guest is a se... more »

Hardtalk about Brexit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Katty Kay's anti-Brexit aside there might remind viewers of *Hardtalk *of this recent exchange between a BBC presenter and the leader of the French National Front: *Marine le Pen*: Now, if at the end of the negotiations, the European Union tell me 'no', I will tell the French people that there is no other option but to get out of the European Union, because the policies you want to see implemented... *Stephen Sackur (interrupting)*: Forgive me for interrupting but why would the French people look across the Channel at Britain and want to follow Britain *when we see that the Brit... more »

Katty Kay on Ben Carson and Brexit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Katty Kay, the lead anchor of BBC World News America, is not happy with former Republican presidential candidate Dr Ben Carson. During one of her regular appearances as a panellist on MSNBC's *Morning Joe,* Dr Carson called for her mic to be cut off after she kept on talking over him. The BBC News website has a video article about it: Katty Kay has also used her personal bully pulpit on the BBC News website to give her side of the story and denounce Dr Carson. She describes his call for her mic to be cut of as "almost Soviet" and "a ridiculous demand for censorship" and pretty m... more »

"FAA Warns Pilots: No Flying Parts of Montana on Saturday- "Rocket Launch Activity." The Only Rockets in Montana are Nuclear Missiles"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"FAA Warns Pilots: No Flying Parts of Montana on Saturday- "Rocket Launch Activity." * *The Only Rockets in Montana are Nuclear Missiles"* by Newsroom "The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting aircraft from certain areas of Montana on Saturday due to "ROCKET LAUNCH ACTIVITY." The only rockets in Montana are nuclear missiles! *Click image for larger size.* There are no missile test areas in Montana. There are no space launch facilities for NASA or any private space company. The ONLY "rockets" in Montana are United States Nuclear Missile... more »

Eyewitnesses Allege Hillary Called Aide F**king Jew Bastard per The Daily Caller

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'Celebrity biographer Jerry Oppenheimer reported that the night Bill unexpectedly lost his 1974 Arkansas congressional seat bid, Hillary shrieked at his campaign manager, "you fucking Jew bastard."' Read more here http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/05/three-eyewitnesses-allege-hillary-called-aide-a-fking-jew-bastard/#ixzz4N8cZdjTp but certainly not on the 'Vote Hillary Clinton' BBC. http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/05/three-eyewitnesses-allege-hillary-called-aide-a-fking-jew-bastard/

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - Chpt VIII - Fatherland Evacuated in New Aircraft and Giant U Boats

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Again we are putting together fiction from whole cloth. I have never heard of any such movement described here through France and it is still a year short of D day. And we should have heard of it. Those magic giant subs do not exist either and are an unnecessary addition. The problem is simply hull strength and the technology needed to produce such a craft. We do not go there today. It did not happen. Better yet, movement by sea from neutral Spain by merchant ship to the Argentine is viable and hardware can go as well. Any such contingent plan would have used that route an... more »

Federal Agency Votes To Slaughter 44,000 Of The 67,000 Wild Horses In The U.S.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Here we go again. The claim that it is necessarily is garbage and the ecology is profoundly suspect. These are mere excuses to convert a readily available rescource into dog food at a nice profit. All these animals are constrained by winter conditions as far as population is concerned and the summer surplus is ample to feed all as well as providing hay for wintering cattle. Eliminating the herd by injection to end fertility is amazing stupid. However you may be sure that story is for popular consumption as well. It all reminds one of the buffalo destruction.... . *Federal Ag... more »

Reading the Koran, a Guest Op Ed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
There exists hateful books that are impossible to read for most civilized humanity. I include Mein Kampf and the grotesque writings of the Marquis de Sade. This writer makes the valid point that the Koran as a whole is part of the same clothe and do recall that it inspired Mein kampf. It is also obvious that most Muslims cannot read the Koran except in translation as well. And in view of the memorization of the text in Arabic by non speakers, it is hard to determine who actually does. What is clear though is that if this is the lens formed as a youth to see the world, then ... more »

Super Brain Yoga.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: superbrain yoga1] I am constantly on the lookout for sensible health providing protocols that are also efficient and effective. This is a lovely way to optimize squats and also bring about a balancing of the brains electro balance as well. This is unexpected. I am adding this to a simple plank as well which supports my core. That it enhances concentration is simply good news. *SuperBrain Yoga – a simple exercise to maximize brain power!* *October 30, 2014QAHSSupport* * https://www.facebook.com/1127895581/videos/10206348729453591/* *https://qa... more »

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton’s Rothschild Sweetheart Deal Exposed

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Hillary Clinton is the Wall St. candidate – everybody is talking about it. She stroked the financial fat cats and whispered everything they wanted to hear into their ears. But the truth is she is owned by an even more powerful elite. The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes Hillary Clinton as the Rothschild’s candidate. In August we exposed the unthinkable: George Soros had been caught dictating foreign policy to Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. And now it just gets worse – WikiLeaks emails reveal the Rothschild family issue Hillary with economic directives. The Rothschi... more »

Alarmist Science doesn’t add up.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Anthony Cox IPCC's standard of peer review In 2010 the IPCC ‘science’ was found by the InterAcademy Council, the IAC, to be defective. David Stockwell and I wrote a piece about the IAC for The Drum in the days when the ABC was slightly balanced and was accepting sceptical articles. In that article we pointed out: *Here is what the IAC concluded about the IPCC's standard of peer review:* *"**An analysis of the 14,000 references cited in the Third Assessment Report found that peer-reviewed journal articles comprised 84 per cent of references in Working Group I, but only 59 per cen... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Awakening (Cosmic Sea)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Awakening (Cosmic Sea)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCa4dpKyzwo

Musical Interlude: James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2hTQjK1Fa4

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"This dramatic image peers within M42, the Orion Nebula, the closest large star-forming region. Using data at infrared wavelengths from the Herschel Space Observatory, the false-color composite explores the natal cosmic cloud a mere 1,500 light-years distant. Cold, dense filaments of dust that would otherwise be dark at visible wavelengths are shown in reddish hues. Light-years long, the filaments weave together bright spots that correspond to regions of collapsing protostars. *Click image for larger size.* The brightest bluish area near the top of the frame is warmer dust heated by...more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends." - Joseph Campbell

"The Ethics of Emergencies"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Ethics of Emergencies"* "In the normal conditions of existence, man has to choose his goals, project them in time, pursue them and achieve them by his own effort. He cannot do it if his goals are at the mercy of and must be sacrificed to any misfortune happening to others. He cannot live his life by the guidance of rules applicable only to conditions under which human survival is impossible. The principle that one should help men in an emergency cannot be extended to regard all human suffering as an emergency and to turn the misfortune of some into a first mortgage on the li... more »

"Compulsive Apologies: The Feeling Underneath"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Compulsive Apologies: The Feeling Underneath"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Apologizing chronically can be a sign that you are not feeling that you have much self worth. Many people suffer with the tendency to apologize all the time, chronically, for everything. On the one hand, apologizing is a social convention that keeps interactions between people polite, and in that way it can be very helpful. On the other hand, if we find ourselves apologizing for everything, it might be time to look at why we feel compelled to say “I’m sorry” so often. Ultimately, saying you’re sorry is ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Ironic, Isn't It?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In a universe devoid of life, any life at all would be immensely meaningful. We ARE that meaning. "And what we see, "says the poet Mary Oliver, "is the world that cannot cherish us, but which we cherish." As though life itself is the great, universal, unrequited love of all time. But there is even more to this. Deep mystery. We are the universe aware of itself. We let the miracle get lost in distractions. On a planet so rich with living companions, much of humanity sentences itself to solitary confinement. Late at night, I used to lie in my boat listening to radio calls from ships... more »

"Russian Television Tells Citizens Nuclear War May Be Imminent"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Russian Television Tells Citizens Nuclear War May Be Imminent-* * Find Location of Nearest Bomb Shelter. * *US Base at Diego Garcia So Loaded With Planes Parking Them on Roads”* by Newsroom "Russian television has told its citizens that nuclear war may be "imminent." The terrifying Russian television broadcast explicitly told civilians to find out where their nearest bomb shelter is and repeatedly asked viewers if they were ready for nuclear war. One apocalyptic broadcast told viewers on Moscow's state-owned TV channel NTV: "If it should one day happen, every one of you should know...more »

Dylan Wins Nobel, Fights Ensue-- We Think It's Good News And Celebrate Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Denise Sullivan* The Thursday morning announcement that Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature seems to have struck a raw nerve among (mostly) male novelists and some crabby millennials on social media who were intent on disputing the 75-year-old American songwriter's worthiness of the honor. We wish to respond by saying they are entirely wrong: Dylan is an extraordinary figure. He's withstood serving as a cultural weathervane for over 50 years while flourishing as a writer. As a literary artist, we will never again see his likes in our lifetimes. That we lived ... more »

The Government Science of Preventing Whistleblowers From Speaking Out

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Lucas Dare* - Why do so many people look the other when while working for an obviously corrupt government? The post The Government Science of Preventing Whistleblowers From Speaking Out appeared first on Waking Times.

Pantry Makeover

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
This post is sponsored by Sprouts, but the mess and clean up is all my own. ;) When we moved in to our new house last year, the holidays were just starting. I dumped everything in my pantry and called it good for a long time.... too long. With everything that was going on around the holidays, I didn't think I had time to focus on cleaning up the pantry. If only I had realized just how much time I was going to waste looking for things, I might have cleaned it up sooner. At the beginning of the year I was diagnosed with a chronic illness and it was just the kick in the pants I need... more »

AIM -- Reno charges victims in hate crime toward Native Americans

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
video screen capture by Censored News Press Conference/American Indian Movement, Northern Nevada/Abolish Columbus Day Good Afternoon, We, the Native American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada, are outraged by the actions of the Reno Police Department. We are disappointed in the charges brought against the driver. It is unreasonable that the victims of this hate crime

There's No Real Republican In The California Senate Race-- But Blue Dog Loretta Sanchez Is Close Enough

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Very weak dab from Sanchez, a very weak candidate* Perhaps you read yesterday that Trump was apologizing to the corpse of war criminal Slobodan Milošević for the U.S./NATO bombing to stop the ethnic cleansing (genocide) of Muslims who had lived there when the Drumpf family was still raising pigs in Karlstadt. Perhaps Trump was trying to please Serbian fascist leader Vojislav Šešelj, founder and head of the neo-Nazi Serbian Radical Party. According to Trump's Russian allies at Sputnik News, Trump is the apple of fascist eyes in Serbia. Same in Russia, where Putin ally, Vladimir Zhir... more »

Asgardia – Open Recruitment for the Breakaway Civilization Begins

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Justin Deschamps* - Will disclosure of the secret space program forthcoming? The post Asgardia – Open Recruitment for the Breakaway Civilization Begins appeared first on Waking Times.

Doctor Warns – 80% of Medical Studies are Advertisements for Big Pharma

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich* - A new report suggests that more than 80% of these studies are funded by corporations. The post Doctor Warns – 80% of Medical Studies are Advertisements for Big Pharma appeared first on Waking Times.

WikiLeaks: Podesta Warns Persian Gulf ‘Nuclear War’ Is Coming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A leaked email from Clinton’s campaign Chairman John Podesta reveals plans to prepare for a nuclear war in the Middle East in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal. In the email, Podesta agrees with predictions made by Senator Mark Kirk in which he says that a nuclear war is likely kick off in the Persian Gulf in the very near future. Podesta’s email was in response to a message from John Anzalone, in which Anzalone quotes Kirk’s predictions. “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf … This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberl...more »

Obama Signs Executive Order To Prepare For ‘Space Weather Events’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday to prepare the American people for imminent “Space weather events” in the next 120 days. The White house say that solar flares, and geomagnetic disturbances are likely to have a huge impact on electrical equipment on Earth that could pose a health and safety crisis across the globe. Preparing for a complete electrical grid collapse, the executive order states: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for space weather events, it is he... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"The March to World War III"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The March to World War III"* by Jeff Nielson "The Next Crash is coming. Equity markets (especially U.S. markets) have been pumped up to bubble levels. Bond markets (especially the U.S. bond market) have been pumped up to absurd, bubble levels – and it isn’t even supposed to be possible to have a stock bubble and a bond bubble simultaneously. It is yet another symptom of the hyperinflationary insanity and monetary criminality of the grossly excessive currency-creation by Western central banks. Equally, real estate markets across the entire Western world are at near all-time bubbl... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes we find ourselves walking through life blindfolded, and we try to deny that we're the ones who securely tied the knot." - Jodi Picoult

The United Nations and Diplomacy’s Glass Ceiling

Alexis Henshaw at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
While the election of Antonio Guterres as the UN’s new Secretary-General was hailed by many, it has sparked renewed debate about gender issues in the United Nations system. While Guterres has a distinguished resume—including time spent as the Prime Minister of Portugal and as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees—this election cycle was also the […]

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
For the past few weeks I have been working on a project that is now (thankfully) finished. I am taking the rest of the evening off. Blogging will return tomorrow .... including World News Briefs, and Military And Intelligence News Briefs.

Protests Against THAAD Widen in South Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Footage of Seongju and Gimcheon residents during various candlelight vigils against US deployment of THAAD 'missile defense' system that will be aimed at China and Russia.

Peace Walk Day 3 to Unity

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
This morning we joined the Grandmothers from the area who are still fighting to save this region of Maine from being torn apart by the big industrial development corporations who are itching to build a mega-corridor to move electricity, oil, natural gas, manufactured goods and more. They were happy that our show of solidarity could help swell their dedicated group at the vigil along side the Cianbro Corporation HQ. It was a windy and cool day but beautifully sunny as we walked toward Unity where tonight we are sleeping on the floor at the MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers & Growers As... more »

Moral Necessity and the NAACP Charter Moratorium, Part 1

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Principal Jondré Pryor of KIPP South Fulton Academy (KSFA) is just one among many corporate education reform schoolers who are wringing their hands over the NAACP's 2016 decision to support a strongly-worded resolution calling for a moratorium on the spread of privately-operated charter schools (see resolution at bottom of this page). Rather than accepting the possibility that NAACP members have read and heard about too many child abuse cases at "no excuses" charters to remain silent any longer, Mr. Pryor claims the problem is simply a matter of NAACP delegates suffering from an o... more »

Should NJ's Big Rat Bastard Gummer Krispy quit now or wait till he's indicted for murder?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Read the NYT report here. (Click to enlarge the above image.)* *"It was an excellent railroad and running quite well until the last seven years, and it has been in constant decline."* *-- Martin E. Robins, former NJ Transit deputyexecutive director, quoted in the NYT report* *"Midway through Mr. Christie’s first year as governor, New Jersey Transit was spending about $1.35 billion on projects to maintain and improve service. By the middle of last year, that figure had fallen to about $600 million. The average age of the agency’s train fleet — nearly a quarter of which was floode... more »

Hacked Email: Clinton Warned U.S. Would 'Ring China With Missile Defense'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*South China Morning Post:* *Clinton vowed to ‘ring China with missile defence’ if North Korea not stopped, leaked emails say* Either control them or we’re going to have to defend against them, former secretary of state told Goldman Sachs audience in 2013, according to hacked documents US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a private speech three years ago the Chinese military was “the biggest supporters of a provocative North Korea” and that Washington had vowed to Beijing it would “ring China with missile defence” if Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme w... more »

Suspected Islamic State Militants Attack And Kill 12 Egyptian Soldiers At A Sinai Checkpoint

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*:* Egyptian troops killed in security checkpoint attack in Sinai* (CNN)An attack by "armed terrorists" on a security checkpoint in the northern half of the Sinai Peninsula on Friday has left a dozen military personnel dead, according to Egypt's military. Fifteen terrorists also died in the attack. The assailants attacked the checkpoint using four-wheel drive vehicles, the military said in a statement. Egyptian military officials are sweeping the area for remains of the militant group. This is the latest attack in a battle for control over the Sinai Peninsula between Islamist... more »

Parkinson’s researcher with three retractions heads to court on Monday

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
On Monday, Parkinson’s researcher Caroline Barwood will head to court in Brisbane, Australia, following a probe at her former institution, the University of Queensland (UQ). Barwood was granted bail in November, 2014 — charges included that she “dishonestly applied for grant funds,” and fabricated research that claimed a breakthrough in treating Parkinson’s disease, according to The Guardian. In March, Bruce Murdoch, […] The post Parkinson’s researcher with three retractions heads to court on Monday appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Milky Way Is Part Of Massive Intergalactic Highway

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Astronomers have discovered that our Milky Way is part of a massive intergalactic highway that links 100,000 galaxies containing one hundred quadrillion suns, across 500 million light years of space. Supercluster of galaxies are interconnected and strung out like pearls, forming glowing ‘filaments’ along the highway, according to scientists. The intergalactic highway is being drawn in towards a mysterious force called the Great Attractor, emanating from an ‘unknown region’ of the universe. Ancient Code reports: Astronomers maintain that there are somewhere around 100 and 200 BILL...more »

What I've been doing

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
Today and tomorrow, I am attending this conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Papers and some videos available at the link.

President Obama And Aides Reviewing Syrian Military Options (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L). December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *The Guardian*: *US rethinks Syria policy but further military intervention is unlikely* John Kerry flies to Lausanne to meet Russian foreign minister but diplomats have low expectations. The Obama administration is conducting a final review of its Syria policy as it enters its last hundred days, but the rethink is not expected to lead to any radical changes or significant military interventions that could bring US and Russian forces into head-on confrontation. The secr... more »

Karlsruhe neutrino mass experiment has been turned on

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
The Washington Post tells us that the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN) was turned on today. *Karlsruhe looks luxurious. At least the 1715 palace does. Just to be sure, the city is just miles East from the Easternmost point of France.* The experiment costs €60 million i.e. $66 million and has the chance – perhaps the greatest chance among the experiments in the near future – to measure the absolute masses of the neutrinos. The heart of the experiment is a spectrometer that weighs 200 SI tons. This spectrometer will carefully measure the energy of the electrons that... more »

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