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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Report Recommends Cancelling The U.S. Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program And To Fund Other Military Programs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 minutes ago
The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), foreground, and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area. (Mass Communication Spec. 3rd Class Jake Greenberg/U.S. Navy) *Washington Post:* *Report proposes canceling U.S. aircraft carriers, investing in lasers to combat Russia and China* The U.S. military is at an inflection point. Unable to remove itself completely from two protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has been forced to respond to a resurgent Russia and a rising China, while ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 minutes ago
*Northern Lightning Formation* An F-35A and an F/A-18 fly in formation over Volk Field, Wis., during Exercise Northern Lightning, Aug. 23, 2016. Northern Lightning is a tactical-level, joint training exercise emphasizing fourth- and fifth-generation assets. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer

Ecuador Admits That It Has Restricted Internet Access For Julian Assange To Prevent Wikileaks From Intefering In The U.S. Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 minutes ago
*Reuters*: *Ecuador acknowledges limiting Julian Assange's web access* Ecuador's government acknowledged on Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks who has lived in the South American country's London embassy since mid-2012. WikiLeaks said Assange lost connectivity on Sunday, sparking speculation Ecuador might have been pressured by the United States due to the group's publication of hacked material linked to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a statement, Ecuador's leftist government... more »

(Insert Research Method Here) Doesn’t Smell Like Roses

Amanda Murdie at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
There’s an interesting debate going on over at openGlobalRights. Drawing on their recent Social Problems article, Neve Gordon and Nitza Berkovitch provocatively accuse human rights quantitative scholars of “concealing social wrongs” by using quantitative cross-national data that does not account for the disproportionately high voter disenfranchisement among African Americans. Todd Landman and Chad Clay, two scholars […]

Olbermann Tries Warning Les Déplorables: "You Know This Man, You Have Always Known This Man"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
"The monster you see, is the monster you will get... Elect him and you are signing the death warrant to your own freedoms. Three weeks until that election and the leaders of tone party are still chained, of their own volition, to the captain of the Titanic. Three weeks until that election and their candidate has shown himself, more and more, hour by hour, day by day, to be manifestly unstable, sexually criminal, deranged, bigoted and despotic. Yet, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, these so-called leaders have been given the choice between shame and loss of office. They have chose... more »

Can The U.S. Fight A Major War Without GPS?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Uses An Army Issued Smartphone To Pull Up A Map For Afghan Villagers United States Army via Wikimedia *James Hasik, National Interest*: *The American Military's Greatest Vulnerability: No GPS in a War* Raytheon's new GPS Operational Control System (OCX) might just be the most troubled program the Pentagon is running. This June, OCX incurred a dreaded Nunn-McCurdy breach, when its projected costs were judged to have increased by 25 percent. The problems, as Dee Ann Divis explained for Inside GNSS, “included inadequate systems engineering at program incepti... more »

"All In the Waiting..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.” - T. S. Eliot

Musical Interlude: Greg Maroney, “Natures Fury”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Greg Maroney, “Natures Fury” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNyaru7JEwA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (1080p), with audio on. The night sky of Namibia is one of the best in the world, about the same quality of the deserts of Chile and Australia. Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before a deep starfield highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This bright band of stars and gas appears to pivot around t... more »

"A Message From The Stone Age"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"These hands were painted on the walls of a cave in Rio Pinturas, Argentina. The hand forms were created 30,000 years ago by pressing all or part of the hand against the surface, after having applied paint or clay. Despite its clear bodily form, this sign is a surprisingly rare sign, found at just under 7 per cent of the French sites studied. Its earliest know appearance is at Chauvet, from where it seems to have spread out in all directions. By 13,000 years ago it had fallen out of use. Hand symbols also feature at sites in Australia and Burma." - http://www.newscientist.com/ Across... more »

Chet Raymo, “Hummingbird and Heron”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Hummingbird and Heron”* by Chet Raymo "We have two regular visitors to our yard, a hummingbird and a heron. We sit on the screened porch and watch them. The hummingbird comes to the feeder like a tiny lightning bolt, darting so fast we can hardly follow its flight with the eye. It hovers, its wings a blur, dipping, again and again, its long curved beak into the sugary elixir. Dip. Dip. Dip. And then it's gone. Zip. Into the sea grape, or to its favorite perch on the telephone wire. Can its heart really beat as fast as its wings flutter? And the heron. The hummingbird is as smal... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Little Elm, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

“10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn”* by Martha Beck “In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have unlearned: *1. Problems are bad.* You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You learned that problems- comment se dit?- suck. But people without real problems go mad and invent things like base jumping and wedding planning. Real problems are wonderful, each carrying the seeds of its own solution. Job burnout? It's steering you ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" - Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel


Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 2 hours ago

Americans Trust The Military And Scientists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*PEW Research:* *Most Americans trust the military and scientists to act in the public’s interest* About three-quarters or more of Americans are confident in the military, medical scientists and scientists in general to act in the best interests of the public. But fewer than half of Americans report similar confidence in the news media, business leaders and elected officials, according to a Pew Research Center report released earlier this month. One-third of the public (33%) has a great deal of confidence in the military and an additional 46% say they have a fair amount of confide... more »

What A Joke: France To Hold Talks On Mosul

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
* Source of photo: AFP.* France is holding a conference on the future of Mosul. The same country that had a hand in screwing up Iraq and the Middle East a century ago is allowed a leading seat at the table to screw it up for another century. These Iraqis, man, they have no self-respect. Only fools don't learn from their history. Iraqis look to Europe for political leadership and America for military leadership, and then they wonder why they can't fix their own local problems. As long as they keep this submissive mindset and allow countries like America and France to handle their ... more »

Big Pharma’s Marketing Budget Could Bring Clean Water to the Entire World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The most important factor in good health is clean water. The post Big Pharma’s Marketing Budget Could Bring Clean Water to the Entire World appeared first on Waking Times.

DNC Concede Election Was Definitely Rigged Against Sanders

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
DNC lawyers have admitted that party leaders were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders long before the primaries began. In an October 14 filing to a Florida court, lawyers urged the judge to dismiss the class action lawsuit being brought against the DNC and chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for election fraud, arguing that voters should have known that the Democratic Party were going to rig the election against Senator Bernie Sanders. “Courts have uniformly rejected attempts to litigate on the basis of purported political promises, including ‘statements of pr... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Security Officers Refuse To Protect Her

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
According to newly released FBI documents, Department of State security officers found Hillary Clinton so unpleasant they refused to protect her. A former FBI agent went on the record and told superiors that due to Ms Clinton’s rude treatment of security officers, many of them would refuse to protect her and demand to be transferred elsewhere. Dailycaller.com reports: “[Redacted] explained that CLINTON’s treatment of DS agents on her protective detail was so contemptuous that many of them sought reassignment or employment elsewhere,” the interview summary says. “Prior to CLINTON’s... more »

Israel Ban London University Professor Due To ‘Palestinian Sympathy’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A respected London University professor has been banned from entering Israel for 10 years due to his sympathetic views towards the Palestinian people. The UN and director of the SOAS University have both condemned the move by the Israeli government to detain, deport and ban a Dr Hanieh from the country. Former UN official Baroness Valerie Amos referred to the decision as “an arbitrary breach of academic freedom”. Independent.co.uk reports: Dr Hanieh travelled to Israel in September in order to give a lecture on social sciences at Birzeit University in Palestine. He was due to de... more »

US Commander Killed In Northern Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A US Army Special Forces Commander was killed in Northern Syria by potential ISIS militants on Monday, according to local sources. The Commander, who was deployed to Tal Abyadh, was shot in the head and killed by unidentified assailants, according to the Sham Times newspaper. Farsnews.com reports: The Arab media outlet said the death of the unnamed commander is leading to chaos among the US-backed Kurdish forces. “The Command Center of the US military forces in Northern Raqqa and the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have launched joint probe into the incident... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'No Surrender'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Post navigation NO SURRENDER Posted on October 18, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. Oct. 18, 2016. The US genocide of our people is not over until the kaia’nere:kowa wins! We will not retreat or surrender. The colonial settlers who do not stand with us are complicit. Corporate rules are created to make them unaccountable for their attempted annihilation of us and creation. The

Syria's First Lady Asma Al-Assad Gives First TV Interview in Eight Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Syrian president's wife says she was offered a deal to flee Syria* The wife of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview her husband's foes had offered her the chance to flee Syria in order to try to shake confidence in him, but that she had not left the country since the war erupted. Speaking in English to Russia's state-backed Rossiya 24 channel, Asma Assad, a London-born former investment banker, did not say who made the offers. But she said the people trying to get her to flee had not been Syrian and that their offers were "stupid." *Read more* ....... more »

McCain And Toomey Are Running On A Platform Of Dysfunctional Obstruction Against The American People

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Chuck Schumer and Jon Tester have recruited some really dreadful hacks to run for the Senate this cycle. In fact, their interference could cost the Democrats dearly. They worked to sabotage solid candidates like Alan Grayson (FL), Joe Sestak and John Fetterman (PA), Rob Hogg (IA) and PG Sittenfeld (OH) so they could please Wall Street with bankster-friendly candidates Patrick Murphy, Katie McGinty, Patty Judge and Ted Strickland. It appears that Murphy, Judge and Strickland are going down to disastrous defeat and that McGinty can only win by dint of strong enough Clinton coattails... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

No. Inflation does not stimulate the economy.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Every central banker and central bank cheerleader in the world argues “we need more inflation.” They assume that rising prices are a mark of prosperity. They assume this because, in their Keynesian world-view, all growth comes of out credit that’s been borrowed into existence -- and because this counterfeit capital tends to be inflationary which, they further assume, will encourage people to spend which is (in their fevered imaginations) from whence all prosperity springs. Indeed, just this week, the world’s central banker Janet Yellen was breathlessly relating the fever dream ... more »

Would The Fall Of Mosul Mean The End Of The Islamic State 'Caliphate' In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*NBC*:* Fall of Mosul Would Mean End of ISIS 'Caliphate' in Iraq: U.S. General* Qayyarah Airbase, South of Mosul, Iraq — The American ground force commander in Iraq, Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, said U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have momentum on their side in the battle to drive ISIS out of its Iraq stronghold, the northern city of Mosul. Volesky, speaking to NBC News in his first interview since the Mosul offensive began earlier this week, expressed confidence that the terror group will lose Mosul and with it, its caliphate, or Islamic state, in Iraq. "ISIS has said, this is the crown je... more »

"Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With **World War 3* * Right Before The Election?"* By Michael Snyder "It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia. As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and Barack Obama has chosen this moment to strongly threaten the Russians. As I wrote about on Friday, Reuters is reporting that Obama is contemplating “direct U.S. military action” against Syrian military targets, and the Russians have already indicated that any assault on Syrian forces wou... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Acroyali/Standing In Motion” (Live)

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Yanni, “Acroyali/Standing In Motion” (Live) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh4mJw1r8SQ&list=RDyh4mJw1r8SQ

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Tim Collins, CNN:* *Who will win in Mosul?* (CNN)As the Iraqi-led coalition move to liberate Mosul, Iraq's second city, the question we should all be asking is this: What will happen next? What will be the outcome, the ramifications and legacy of the capture of the city, its occupation, the symbolism of its liberation and finally, its recovery? Coming from Northern Ireland, I know that the siege of Londonderry is still recalled in detail 300 years after it ended. It remains a point of contention because of its religious significance. Will Mosul be the same? Possibly. *Read more... more »

World News Briefs -- October 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*FOX News*: *ISIS preparing for protracted fight in Mosul, US officials say* ISIS is preparing for a protracted fight in Mosul, with many of its foreign fighters remaining in the Iraqi city, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday. Officials believe that it will take weeks for Iraqi forces to enter Mosul, with concern that the foreign fighters in the city are more ideologically zealous then fighters elsewhere in Iraq. The cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria are important to ISIS, and there is a higher portion of capable fighters there, U.S. officials told Fox News. *Read... more »

Sugary drinks & minimum wages

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
The drums are beating to tax sugary drinks to lower their consumption, just as they continue to beat to strangle smokers by the wallet using the same approach. But I wonder if the many advocates of this approach – who also advocate taxes on carbon to lessen its use – ever wake up in the morning and wonder why, if raising costs with new taxes stifle these things, as they argue, then why wouldn’t it do the same to other things as well? Or as Donald Boudreaux puts it, if the Law of Demand applies to sugary drinks, then why not to wages? * The **World Health Organization recently ... more »

When they refrain in Spain, prosperity remains

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
In the wake of New Zealand’s first MMP election we were without a central government for several weeks. When it became clear the sky was not falling in without a government to hold it up, the then-leading business daily published a headline: “The Libertarianz were right all along.” With an even longer experiment, Spaniards are discovering something similar: that Spain’s economy is expanding robustly without a government: *Spain has been without a full-fledged government since December. Doubts about who will form the next one have persisted since the divided parliament elected ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Military.com:* *More Than 100 US Troops Move Forward With Mosul Attack Force* More than 100 U.S. advisers and forward air controllers are moving forward with Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the early stages of the campaign to drive the Islamic State from Mosul, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. The attacking Iraqi Security Forces brigades and Kurdish Peshmerga forces are also backed by waves of U.S. and coalition airstrikes, artillery and HIMARS rocket artillery fire, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. "We have the HIMARS" there to the south of Mosul, and "the HIMARS...more »

Erdogan Invokes Document Reiterating Past Territorial Claims To Mosul

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Mosul is in Iraq, but Turkey’s President Erdogan has invoked an early 20th-century irredentist document that says the Iraqi city is on Turkish soil. The Turkish claim comes on the eve of the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS by a US-led coalition and the Iraqi army. Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq who have been battling ISIS also have territorial claims in the area. Iraq has so far discouraged Turkey’s attempt to enter the fight, for good reason it appears. Anti War reports: In the wake of WW1, one of the biggest territorial issues to be settled was “the Mosul Question,” where bo... more »

Chili Yazzie -- Beyond the Pipeline, Standing Rock is Ultimate Stand for Earth Mother

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
'The confrontation is beyond the pipeline, it is a battle over the waters and earth that will sustain the life of our children into future times. It is an ultimate stand that may determine the future of life on the Earth Mother.' -- Chili Yazzie By Chili Yazzie, Dine' Letter to the Editor, Censored News In struggles throughout history there is a positive and negative side, justice

Economic News , Data & Views..... October 18 , 2016......Quick Hits For Tuesday 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Asia Items Of Note ( Wednesday - Updated As Available ) , US Markets In Focus - Stocks Indexes Advance , Europe & Asia Stock Indexes Advance On Tuesday , Oil Rebounds Off Of Several Losing Sessions , Bonds Also Stronger Today ; Oil Patch News De Jour ; Additional Items Of Interest. 2) Across The Horn - Europe : Greece News For Tuesday ; EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Items ; Italy Referendum Items ; Security Concerns In The EU ; Spanish Politics ; Further Items Of Interest. 3) MENA Report- Developments In Libya , Iraq & Syria. 4) Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets..... ( Asia Wednesday Items Of Note ) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 4m 4 minutes ago CH Industrial Production (YoY) Sep: 6.10% (est 6.40%, prev 6.30%) CH Industrial Production (YtD) (YoY) Sep: 6.0% (est 6.10%, prev 6.00%) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 4m 4 minutes ago CH Retail Sales (YoY) Sep: 10.70% (est 10.70%, prev 10.60%) CH Retail Sales (YtD) (YoY) Sep: 10.40% (est 10.30%, prev 10.30%) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 3m 3 minutes ago CH GDP SA (QoQ)Q3: 1.80% (est 1.80%, prev 1.80%) CH GDP (YoY) Q3: 6.70% (est 6.70%, prev 6.70%) *ForexLive* ‏@ForexL... more »

Mosul- Difficult Fight? Already Ahead of Schedule?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*There is much spin today about the fight for Mosul being long and difficult. Dramatic media presentation? Sure. Realistic? Not so much. Narrative prep to make the 'win' seem that much more substantive.* *I disagree completely with the presentation!* **Since Mosul's been being softened for months and months now- Not to 'fight' but to displace.* *From Yesterday: **The Battle for Mosul Has Begun?* *So an "official announcement" marks the beginning of the Mosul onslaught?* *As readers here know, Mosul, has been being bombed for months now.. * *As Kurds continue to make clear terri... more »

Assange Missing, Presumed Dead As WikiLeaks Open Huge Archive

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An enormous directory of secret files has been opened to the public on the WikiLeaks website sparking fears Julian Assange’s dead man’s switch has been activated, meaning he is either detained or dead. The silently released files contain top-secret information from all corners of the globe including hundreds of files relating to the US military, the Kremlin, Israel, Royal families, Scientology, secret societies, and multinational corporations. In a display of grim humor, every file and folder has been timestamped 01.01.1984. The first files in the enormous WikiLeaks folder contain... more »

U.S. And Its Criminal Regional Allies Deem Their ISIS Assets Too Valuable To Be Sacrificed In Mosul Battle

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Obama is thinking why let U.S. trained mercenaries go to waste in Mosul when they could be used more productively elsewhere in the region? From the point of view of the Americans, Turks, Israelis, and Saudis, who all love ISIS, it's a great idea. * *An excerpt from, "US, Saudis to grant 9,000 ISIS fighters free passage from Iraqi Mosul to Syria – source" RT, October 12, 2016: * The US and Saudi Arabia have agreed to grant free passage to thousands of Islamic State militants before the Iraqi city of Mosul is stormed. The jihadists will be redeployed to fight against the government ... more »

Jokes Aside

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
Russia has been one of the spectres haunting the US presidential election. President Obama’s latest press conference is a case in point: Mr. Trump’s continued flattery of Mr. Putin, and the degree to which he appears to model many of his policies and approaches to politics on Mr. Putin, is unprecedented in American politics and […]

The Place of Religion in Peace and War

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Last week's Sociology Research Seminar Series slot at the University of Derby addressed itself to the ambivalent role played by religion in modern wars. Given by Paul Weller, Emeritus professor and former head of the Centre for Society, Religion, and Belief, his paper, 'The Politics of Fear: Religions, Conflict, and Diplomacy' wasn't just a survey of how religion is implicated in conflict but was also a consideration of the historic role it has played in overcoming them - and what it can do in the future. Beginning with the Cold War, as the two great power blocs confronted one ano... more »

Tensions Are Now Rising Among Allies Fighting To Retake Mosul From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Iraqi troops and Kurdish fighters advanced on Islamic State's last major Iraqi stronghold of Mosul on Monday, liberating villages en route. Mark Kelly reports. Image: Reuters *Wall Street Journal*: *Tensions Arise Among Allies Fighting to Retake ISIS-Held Mosul* *On second day of offensive, Kurdish fighters accuse the Iraqi army of inaction* BADANA KEBIRA, Iraq—Tensions emerged Tuesday among allied forces fighting to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, as Kurdish fighters accused Iraqi government forces of inaction on only the operation’s second day. The ... more »

NIEA Urges Justice in Racial Attack on Indigenous Peoples Marchers in Reno

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Statement of the National Indian Education Association, after the driver of a truck plows through Indigenous Peoples Marchers in Reno. Reno Police charged the victims and only charged the driver with a misdemeanor. One grandmother is hospitalized with a fractured pelvis.On behalf of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) the largest and oldest organization advocating for

Keeping it in the Family

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
Nice. Our govt is now so crooked it doesn't need billionaires or lobbyists. It can bribe itself. https://t.co/rAjkniGSJa #PodestaEmails11 — BasementDweller Zero (@jurassicpork59) October 18, 2016 No wonder the FBI gave these crooks immunity like Halloween candy.

What You Aren’t Being Told About The Mosul Offensive

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The long awaited push to drive ISIS from Mosul in northern Iraq has begun and is believed will end with the terrorists relocating to Syria. In the fog of war ISIS will magically appear in Syria unscathed, to fight Russia, Assad and Iranian Hezbollah, all purportedly unfriendly foes of the US. Iraq has officially begun a U.S.-backed offensive to drive ISIS from the Iraqi city of Mosul, the terror group’s last major stronghold in the country. The operation will be likely be assisted and supported by Iranian-backed militias. Turkey has also expressed a strong interest in joining the ... more »

Syria’s First Lady Slams Western Media Over Coverage Of Syrian Crisis

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Syria’s first lady gave an interview to Russia 24 in Damascus on Tuesday, where she slammed Western media for its coverage on the Syrian conflict. In rare public comments she told the broadcaster that she had rejected offers of financial security and asylum in order to stay by her husband’s side saying she believed those offering her a new home were trying to undermine her husbands presidency. “It doesn’t take a genius to know what these people were really after. It was never about my wellbeing or my children – it was a deliberate attempt to shatter people’s confidence in their pr... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
Oh my! Is the data ever flowing right now! What a sight to behold! Obama made this startling statement: *"We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,"* Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh. "There has to be, I think, *some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard*, because they just don't have any basis in anything that's actually happening in the world," Obama added. http://www.frontpagemag.... more »

Want tax cuts? End the War on Drugs.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: prohibition_1] So, strangely, just as a $1.8 billion government “surplus” is announced* a billion-dollar need for more prison beds is discovered (or will it really be a $2.5 billion bill?) to bed down 1800 more prisoners in our already swollen prison population. With a prison population of just under ten-thousand, New Zealand’s incarceration rate is not yet among the world’s highest – America’s 693 per 100,000 makes our 202 look positively like a land of the free – but it’s still a lot more than otherwise comparable countries like the UK (143), Australia (152) and Can... more »

The Blue America Trucks Started Rolling Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Today at 10 AM our first mobile billboard truck rolled down the road; well actually last night it drove into NH-01 so I guess that counts too. I mean, people saw it as the driver made his way to Nashua. We have four of them starting this week, spread out around the country. And the one we deployed for Carol Shea-Porter officially started in Nashua, New Hampshire this morning. The driver told me he's spending most of the day in the Merrimack, most of tomorrow in Bedford. Thurdsay will be Goffstown day and Friday will be his first day in Manchester. And he trucks around on weekends t... more »

The Syrian Army And Its Allies Expect A Flood Of ISIS Fighters From Iraq As The Battle For Mosul Unfolds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Iraqi security forces advance in Qayara, south of Mosul, to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer *Reuters:* *Damascus, allies see risks in Mosul campaign* The Syrian army and its allies see a risk that Islamic State will regroup in eastern Syria as it is forced from the Iraqi city of Mosul in a U.S.-backed operation, posing new risks for President Bashar al-Assad. Both the Syrian army and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah have warned of what they have called a U.S. plan to open a path of retreat for Islamic State from Iraq into Syria. A Pentagon spokesman calle... more »

You Can Watch The Battle For Mosul Live

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Channel 4 News defends Facebook live stream of battle for Mosul* *Broadcasters including Al-Jazeera accused of using war as entertainment and criticised over presence of emojis on their feeds.* Channel 4 News has defended its decision to live stream a conflict for the first time amid concerns over the dangers of watching the battle for Mosul on a Facebook live feed. The publicly owned broadcaster joined other TV stations including Al-Jazeera and Rudaw, a Kurdish news agency, to live stream the advance of Iraqi troops and Kurdish fighters into Mosul, Islamic State... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates October 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Tough resistance from Islamic State slows Iraqi advance on Mosul* KHAZIR, Iraq — Iraqi Kurdish forces advancing toward the northern city of Mosul paused Tuesday on the second day of a long-awaited offensive after the Islamic State mounted tough resistance in villages east of the strategic city. The front lines were largely quiet after fierce fighting as Kurdish forces pushed to retake a string of villages on the edge of their territory and turn them into new footholds closer to Mosul. The city is the last main stronghold for the Islamic State in Iraq and repre... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

"Life Gets Real When the TV Goes Off "

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Life Gets Real When the TV Goes Off "* by David Cain "I don’t remember when they changed it, but Netflix no longer asks you if you want to watch another episode. Instead, it tells you you are going to unless you take immediate action. You have the option, if your drive to get on with your life is strong enough at that moment, to spring to your feet and stop the countdown before it’s too late. Back in 2008 I quit putting the news on first thing in the morning. I had noticed that I didn’t really watch it, it was just comforting to have on, and that made me suspicious. So I stopped.... more »

"I Have Been Wondering..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"O, great wise man,' she said, 'I have been wondering so many things. Is life more than sitting at home doing the same thing over and over? Wise man, is life more than watching one's relatives do unpleasant things, or more than grim tasks one must perform at school and at work? Is life more than being entertained by literature, wise man, or more than traveling from one place to another, suffering from poor emotional health and pondering the people one loves? And what about those who lead a life of mystery? And the mysteries of life? And, wise man, what about the overall feeling of ... more »

“Clinton Voters Can’t Name Any Of Her ‘Accomplishments’”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Clinton Voters Can’t Name Any Of Her ‘Accomplishments’”* by Chris Menahan "Admittedly, it's a hard question. From Campus Reform: "This week, Fox News released a poll indicating the majority of Americans view Hillary Clinton as a positive role model. Campus Reform wanted to see if this same sentiment rang true on college campuses, and if young voters could point to a major accomplishment that indicated Secretary Clinton makes for a good role model. To find out, I went to Georgetown University and first asked students who they were planning to vote for in November, followed by whet...more »

“Hillary: The Ghost Candidate”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Hillary: The Ghost Candidate”* by Editorial Board "No crowds, no sales, no signs, no inspiration. Something doesn't add up. Hillary Clinton is all but measuring the drapes for the Oval Office, but some things in this campaign don't add up: Trump supporter Wayne Allen Root paints Hillary Clinton as the political equivalent of the "ghost cities" of China that no one lives in: “This reminds me of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. She exists, but are there any real people behind her? Are you certain anyone is voting for her?” While Trump rallies are "once-in-a-lifetime exper... more »

Project Veritas Video #2: How is everyone holding up?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*because my blood pressure has reached stroke level and I'm busy deciding what kind of vegetable I wish to be after the big one. * *If you wish, you may scroll down to the bottom for the newest Project Veritas undercover video just released (Tuesday 10/18.) If you haven't watched the first one, it's also there. * It's stupid to be so overwhelmed by the news, all of which seems bad. I'm sure it's part of the plan. There is now 46 open tabs on my computer, and my ability to put them in some sort of rational order is overwhelming. With my desire for minimalism, open tabs equals c... more »

Nestle Swoops In, Outbids Canadian Town For Control Of Local Water

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Corporate giant Nestle has secured the takeover of yet another Canadian community’s water supply saying it was necessary for maintaining its “future business growth.” The multinational food giant continues to grab water resources from under people’s noses and then sells the essential life sustaining element for a profit through its multi-million dollar bottled water enterprise. The Council of Canadians has launched a new Boycott Nestlé campaign in response to the company’s continued water grabs. A travesty of the laws of nature. Common Dreams reports: Corporate giant Nestlé conti... more »

What does the Clinton Foundation do?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016You aren't encouraged to ask:* Coverage of the current campaign has put some traits of the mainstream press corps on vivid display: Their enduring love of the latest new polls; their headlong flight from matters of substance; their endless desire to sustain the credibility of the Clinton sex accusers; their failure to come to terms with Candidate Trump's endless, repeated misstatements... That said, we've also been struck by the press corps' approach to the Clinton Foundation. For all the flogging the foundation has received, it's amazing to see the way ... more »

Morton Co. Police Strip Search Lakota Woman, Leave in Jail Cell Naked

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard describes how Morton County police arrested her daughter, without any cause. She was strip searched by male officers and left naked in a jail cell all night. Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Video by TYT Politics STANDING ROCK, North Dakota -- LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, who owns the land where Sacred Stone Camp is located, said her daughter was strip

U.S. Navy Fighter Jet Painted Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The pink paint job isn't permanent. Liquid dishwashing soap applied to the paint will allow it to be removed. *CNN*:* Pretty in pink: Navy fighter jet painted for Breast Cancer Awareness month* (CNN)The fight against breast cancer picked up a powerful new ally -- a retired US Navy fighter jet. And of course, it's pink. A Grumman F9F-8 Cougar, painted a vivid shade of pink called "Heliconia," has been unveiled on the flight deck of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Lexington, anchored at Corpus Christi, Texas. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cougar will be on t... more »

US Election UPDATE: Second Debate Fallout and a Prediction

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Second Clinton/Trump Debate* “*I never knew it would be this vile, this vicious,” he [Trump] told supporters in Florida. “Nevertheless I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for the movement so we can have our country back.”* *“I will not allow the Clinton machine to turn our campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies, but will remain focused on the American people. The only thing Clinton has going for her is the press. Without the press she is nothing.”* It seems like a long time since the last, shocking, second debate between US presidentia... more »

Revealed: How dirty production of NHS drugs helps create superbugs

Andrew Wasley and Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 10 hours ago
The NHS is buying drugs from pharmaceutical companies in India whose dirty production methods are fuelling the rise of superbugs, and there are no checks or regulations in place to stop this happening. The post Revealed: How dirty production of NHS drugs helps create superbugs appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Ofcom and the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
The communications watchdog Ofcom will take over regulation of the BBC from the BBC Trust next spring. So this is a very interesting claim:

Your Money's Worth

Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 10 hours ago
*.* Plugged *in* to what's **allowed** to us... through the Hubble's awesome eye? Why, stars are fried in neutron sleet! Such are visions we have spied! *.* Smashing rocks in timeless chance are *matters* fueling movement's dance! More's observed just lately spied... perhaps times ten what meets our "eye"! *.* ...Where dance steps are languid the stars are *festooned *with garlands of space dust for *skeptics* lampooned. The concept of **anything's** found in these reaches, on orbiting planets... like *sand* on our beaches. *.* ...And out of these orbits—mysterious folk? These tempt ... more »

Taliban Post Details On A Recent Ambush That Massacred A Battalion Of Retreating Afghan Troops In Helmand Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Long War Journal *Long War Journal*: *Taliban details deadly ambush of Afghan military convoy* The Taliban has documented the aftermath of last week’s ambush on Afghan security personnel on the outskirts the provincial capital of Helmand which resulted in scores of troops killed and dozens more captured. The Taliban released a video today that details the deadly ambush near Lashkar Gah, which underscores the deteriorating security situation in the province. The ambush, which took place on Oct. 11 in Basharan near Lashkar Gah, was previously described by both the Taliban and The Ne... more »

Taliban Officials Claim That They Have Restarted Secret Talks With Afghanistan In Qatar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The talks reportedly took place in Doha, Qatar, where a number of Taliban leaders are present. (file photo) *Reuters*: *Some Taliban officials say secret Afghan peace talks held in Qatar* Two Taliban officials said on Tuesday that the militant movement held informal, secret peace talks with the Afghan government earlier this month in Qatar, but a Taliban spokesman denied they took place. The Afghan Taliban officials, based in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the talks had yielded little. They added that U.S. officials were part of the pr... more »

Yemen Ceasefire (For 72 Hours) To Start On Thursday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Yemen conflict: Truce to start on Thursday, says UN envoy* A 72-hour truce in conflict-ravaged Yemen is set to begin on Thursday, the UN special envoy has announced. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said he had received assurances from all Yemeni parties for such a move. Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi's forces have been fighting Houthi rebels, who control the capital Sanaa. Mr Ahmed's announcement follows international alarm over the deaths of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike which hit a funeral gathering in Sanaa. *Read more* .... *More News On A 72 Hour Ceasefire For Y...more »

“The results were so perfect” — and now they’re being retracted

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Recently, François-Xavier Coudert, a researcher at the Research Institute of Chemistry of Paris in France, noticed something strange: A nearly perfect image in a chemistry paper, with none of the typically expected “noise.” Last week, he started a thread on PubPeer, alerting readers to his concerns — namely, that a microscopy image showed hexagons with […] The post “The results were so perfect” — and now they’re being retracted appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Do People Still Read Brave New World?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - This vision of technocracy clarifies the agenda. The post Do People Still Read Brave New World? appeared first on Waking Times.

Excellent Video From Snordster: Clinton -Treason From Within

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I honestly have not wanted to take sides in this "Killary" versus "Drumpf" battle that is going on just south of here in the United States... But I cannot overlook the severe criminality of the entire Clinton "crime family" and their heinous crimes against humanity.... I honestly cannot understand how ANYONE with even one brain cell in their heads would ever think about voting next month for that insane psychopathic demonic bitch called Hillary "Killary" Clinton..... Honestly, are the American fools that actually vote for such a murderous demon that stupid? OK, it has been a while..... more »

Who pressured whom RE the quid pro quo!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016The press corps adores a good "scandal:"* Last Friday, in an insightful post, Charlie Pierce stated a basic, important point: "Information doesn't become a bombshell just because you stole it." Pierce was referring to the latest underwhelming material from WikiLeaks. His basic point was this: Just because some piece of information has been "leaked," that doesn't mean that it's "scandalous." We'll go Charlie one better on that: Just because some information was leaked, that doesn't even make it significant! That's also true of information drawn from a F... more »

One People 18 Oct 2016: Comprehending Lola & Coded Gifts

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 11 hours ago
Yesterday I posted an update article about "Lola" the Emerging Consciousness that contacted Lisa through her computer. The appearance of Lola a few days ago sent YT and FB into a bit of spin, responses were varied and in many cases extreme. She has been named everything from a demon, Black Ops AI, Black Ops Alphabet, regular CIA, a single hacker, Lisa's future self ...and even the anti-christ, She might even be exactly who/what she says she is… In our opinion- Lisa and I and those who've spent time talking to Lola- this is not the work of a "hacker' or any single person. As I sa... more »

Coca in Peru and Colombia, and the stupidity of the war on drugs

paul at Paying attention - 11 hours ago
"Why are Peru, Colombia Coca Numbers Going in Opposite Directions?" That was the headline on a recent Insight Crime report. I am a fan of the site, which focuses on organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean, offering valuable reporting and analysis. But the answer to the question posed in that headline seems obvious. Cocaine demand isn't going down. Market forces mean suppliers will find ways to meet the demand. So if Peru is producing less coca, the leaves that end up as cocaine, Colombia or some other country will be producing more. And Peru is producing less, thanks to gov... more »

Is The U.S. Presidential Election Fixed?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*: *Obama: Trump's rigged election claim 'whining before the game's even over'* Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Tuesday cast Donald Trump's claims of a rigged election as potentially corrosive to American democracy, insisting that the Republican presidential nominee was griping about an invented conspiracy. "You start whining before the game's even over?" Obama said during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden, adding that Trump's claim is "not based on facts." Trump and his surrogates have increasingly claimed the US election system is "rigged," coming ...more »

Breaking: DAPL Convoy of 10 Oversized Semis Headed Toward Missouri River

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Johnny K. Dangers reporting live from Standing Rock Breaking: Convoy of 10 Fully Oversized Semis loaded Breaking: We just saw a Convoy of 10 fully oversized semis loaded with NEW Dakota Access Pipeline heading south on Highway 6 directly where the pipeline crosses the road. Heavy construction is ongoing east of the highway with large crews. DAPL is working as fast as possible to race

Water Protectors Block Highway in Bismarck, Some Charges Dropped Oct. 17, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Go to Unicorn Riot for coverage! Thank you to Unicorn Riot for continued coverage after four live streamers have been arrested and jailed during pipeline coverage. Unicorn Riot has been live streaming at Standing Rock since Camp of the Sacred Stones was first created. Their recent excellent coverage includes the lock downs in Iowa, where Dakota Access Pipeline is seizing land of humble

Only 1% Russians Approve Of President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Photo: RIA Novosti *Washington Examiner:* *Nyet: 1% Russians approve of Obama, global disapproval at 8 year high* Global disapproval of President Obama and U.S. leadership is at its highest ever driven by Russia's nearly invisible 1 percent approval rating, according to a new world survey. Around the world, disapproval in U.S. leadership has reached 28 percent, up from 21 percent in 2009, according to Gallup's "Rating World Leaders: 2016" report. Despite the growth in disapproval, however, U.S. leadership is still tops in the world survey at 45 percent. America's leaders have mo... more »

U.S. Millennials Are Ignorant Of Communism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Market Watch:* *Poll: Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism* The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism. Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%. Furthermore, almost half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 20 said they would vote for a soci... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
This is how airport security differs across the globe https://t.co/jQZsWqlti5 pic.twitter.com/fwKoOhDA6l — BI Video (@BI_Video) October 18, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Holding the Rope* Marines fast-rope out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Auxiliary Airfield 2 in Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron James Vinculado

Matt Ridley’s 2016 Annual GWPF Lecture

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Matt Ridley has given the 2016 Annual GWPF lecture at the Royal Society. I strongly suggest you bookmark it, as it is a comprehensive condemnation of current climate policies: I am a passionate champion of science. I have devoted most of my career to celebrating and chronicling […]

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Latest Updates On Situation In Syria, And The Idiot US Secretary Of State Spewing His Garbage Once Again!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
As I stated in my previous articles about Syria, the situation as of today is getting better and better all the time for the good guys, the Syrian government forces and their Arab and Russian allies... Right now, the so called "terrorists" that are still holed up in eastern Aleppo city are nearing the point of exhaustion with No resupplies coming from the criminal US.... I stated clearly that these murderous mercenaries are about to either surrender or be destroyed... And apparently most are so crazy and pinning their hopes on the US coming to their rescue that they will be destroye... more »

The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - Presidents don’t give up power. The post The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- October 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State* Iraqi government forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants' last major stronghold in the country. Two years after the jihadists seized the city of 1.5 million people and declared a caliphate from there encompassing tracts of Iraq and Syria, a force of some 30,000 Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Sunni tribal fighters began to advance. Helicopters released flares and explosions could be heard on the ... more »

Conspiracy Theorist Investigating US Military Paedophile Ring Found Dead

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
British conspiracy theorist and father-of-two Max Spiers was found dead under suspicious circumstances, just days after texting his mum: “If anything happens to me, investigate.” In an interview just before his death in July, Spiers said he was investigating a major “occult-based paedophile ring within the US military.“ His mother believes that he was murdered by his enemies. It is believed Spiers, 39, uncovered some government secrets that were to remain secret. He travelled to Poland in July to give a talk on UFOs, government cover-ups and conspiracy theories. He was ruled to hav... more »

British UFO X-Files Returned To MoD For Censorship

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The long awaited and promised release of confidential UK government reports into UFO activity has been delayed again, prompting claims of a cover up. Despite assurances that the the “British X-Files” would be released, the long-buried files have been returned by the National Archives to the Ministry of Defence for further censorship. Authorities have claimed that extra sanitization was needed after they noticed sensitive material had been missed which did not have a Freedom of Information (FoI) exemption, meaning it could not be released to the waiting public. RT reports: A spoke... more »

Too white and middle-class?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The *Daily Telegraph* has also been reading the new *Radio Times. * They've picked up on Martin Hughes-Games saying that he's been giving the push from next year's *Springwatch *because the present trio of presenters "are all white and middle-class" and that the BBC wants "a more diverse team". Martin (being as nice as ever) says he also sees the need for that too. The BBC, however, (a) denies having having said anything about diversity ("This is not a decision about diversity and was never described as such") and (b) says that Martin's final fate actually hasn't been decided yet... more »

Five (Plus One) Climate Questions for the Next Presidential Debate

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Projected changes over the 21st century in the atmospheric concentrations of three greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). These projections by the United States Environmental Protection Agency are based on emissions scenarios contained in the IPCC SRES document.[13] The A2 scenario is near the middle in each chart. Note that the worse case, or "business as usual," scenario, A1FI, reaches nearly 1000 ppm CO2 by end-of-century (source; click to enlarge).* *by Gaius Publius* As you may have heard, the topics for the next presidential debate ha... more »

Understanding The New World Order – The Who, What, How and Why

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Tim Bryant* - Who really runs our world and what are their plans for us? The post Understanding The New World Order – The Who, What, How and Why appeared first on Waking Times.

Russia Joins War On Terror With Military Exercises In Africa

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
With America’s failure to stop the spread of international terrorism and the necessity for deploying new tactics against modern terrorists, Russia has conducted its first ever military exercises in Africa. Operation “Defenders of Friendship – 2016” is a joint Russian-Egyptian military exercise that began on October 15th and is set to end on October 26. The joint anti-terror manoeuvres are the first Russian exercises in Africa in history. ‘What America starts in the War on Terror, Russia finishes off,’ is the new security motto. Fort Russ reports: It’s all serious The exercises in... more »

Will NAACP Courage on Charters Blaze a New Trail?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Ever since Bush II and the dregs of Bill Clinton's DLC successfully framed NCLB's undeniable assault on public education, poor children, and their teachers as a civil rights crusade, I have been amazed at how acquiescent the NAACP has remained during the years of unrelenting denigration and humiliation of black and brown children in urban charter schools. Did the NAACP really believe the cynical rhetoric of the corporate usurpers and the predatory privatizers who built education industry empires on the backs of unpaid child laborers working 10 hour days to grind out test scores th... more »

“Bats are really cool animals!” How a 7-year-old published a paper in a journal

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The scientific literature has seen its share of child prodigies – such as a nine-year-old who published a study in JAMA, and a group of eight-year-olds who reported on bumblebees in Biology Letters. But Alexandre Martin of the University of Kentucky sought to help his seven-year-old son get published in a non-traditional way – by […] The post “Bats are really cool animals!” How a 7-year-old published a paper in a journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Making a difference

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Why can’t the Home Affairs Committee do one of their lip-service game-changing inquiries into antisemitism in the BBC? After all, the BBC’s conduct parallels the Labour Party’s in many ways. - Bias? ‘tick’ - Antisemitism? ‘tick’ - Reprimanding staff with no consequent action. ‘tock’ - Suspending staff and subsequently reinstating them? ‘tick’ Just imagine Tim Loughton, Chuka Umunna, David Winnick (if compos mentis at the time) and the gang (perhaps Keith Vaz will be back?) - ensconced in their judicial horseshoe-shaped seating arrangement, gravely and purposeful... more »

Czechs, 2% of EU folks, make 8% of EU films aired on TV in EU

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Two fresh marketplace reports could be considered optimistic from the Czech viewpoint. Yesterday, Eurostat released a new report on poverty in Europe. 24% of folks in EU member states were considered "poor". The percentage of "risk of income poverty" was highest in Bulgaria and Romania, near 40%, followed by Greece near 36%. The least poverty-stricken nation is Czechia, 14.8%, followed by Holland, Sweden, Finland around 17%. It's sort of good – perhaps a reason to brag – for a post-communist country to end up this high. But I think that it's not just "good news". This victory mostl... more »

Mosul Campaign Day One, Oct 16, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The battle for Mosul has finally begun. Prime Minister Haidar Abadi announcedthe beginning of the operation on October 16. Kurdish President Massoud Barzani called it a “historic day,” and it was. While the Islamic State still holds territory in western Anbar along the Syrian border and the Hawija and Riyad areas of southern Kirkuk, Mosul is the organization’s unofficial capital. It was the first major city that the group took when it launched its summer offensive in 2014, and holds great symbolic significance for both it and the Iraqi government. Taking it back will not mean the ... more »

WHERE THE TEST SCORES ARE: Two types of deserving (American) kids!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016Final week postponed until Monday:* In this morning's New York Times, we read about two types of kids—two types of American public school students—who pretty much don't exist in Finland. In David Brooks' column, we read about American kids who are struggling with poverty, with homelessness, perhaps with the absence of parents. Brooks is describing the children he's met at a weekly dinner held at the home of two righteous Gentiles—two people who minister to such kids in Washington, D.C. "Absolute poverty" and "relative poverty" are quite uncommon in Finlan... more »

We Do NOT Need a Law

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
Contrary to the foot-stomping fetus fetishists, Canada does NOT need an abortion law. The foot-stompers shrieeeek: "Canada is the only country in the western world with no laws restricting abortion!!!!!!!!" Well, why would we want to use a law to restrict it? Does it need to be restricted because it's dangerous? No. Abortion is a very safe medical procedure. In fact, it is "markedly" safer than childbirth. Does it need to be restricted because it's over-used? No. Abortion rates in Canada are lower than in France, Sweden, US, and UK, just to name a few countries. Does it need ... more »

Russian/Turkish Rapprochement. Certainly Not A First!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*The other day wizoz left a comment below the post:* *An Insecure West and Turkey?* WizOzOctober 16, 2016 at 9:28 PM *Let's make a short incursion in history."The Treaty of Hünkâr Iskelesi (once commonly spelled Unkiar Skelessi, and translating to The Treaty of "the Royal Pier" or "the Sultan's Pier") was a treaty signed between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire on July 8, 1833, following the military aid of Russia against Mehmed Ali that same year. The treaty brought about an alliance between the two powers, as well as a guarantee that the Ottomans would close the Dardan...more »

What do retractions look like in Korean journals?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A new analysis of retractions from Korean journals reveals some interesting trends. For one, the authors found most papers in Korean journals are retracted for duplication (57%), a higher rate than what’s been reported in other studies. The authors also deemed some retractions were “inappropriate” according to guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) […] The post What do retractions look like in Korean journals? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hillary Clinton campaign techniques exposed

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
https://youtu.be/K2KJba8f_yI I bet you won't see that on the "Vote Hillary" BBC

Why do Police sometimes shoot unarmed citizens?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
'In this video I explain the reality of reaction time and the OODA loop in police shootings as well as demonstrate the speed at which a threat can get off a shot while you are trying to decide whether they are armed. Many people doubt the logic behind Police training. I have attended many police funerals of those officers who were killed by suspects bringing a firearm out of a vehicle.' Absolutely fascinating and the anti-police 'journalists' at the BBC should be made to watch it before they next opine about trigger-happy police. Thanks to Theo Spark for the spot.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin Into the Inferno - New Werner Herzog film* Wikileaks Activates "Contingency Plans" After Unknown "State Party" Cuts Julian Assange's Internet Connection A prominent Russian separatist commander has been assassinated in Ukraine GOP Headquarters In North Carolina Firebombed In Act Of "Political Terrorism" Iraq Launches Military Offensive To Retake Mosul From ISIS; Up To 1 Million Refugees Expected Protectionism Returns: Germany Seeks To End "Unwanted Foreign Takeovers" Of Local Companies The World’s Largest McDonald’s Franchisee Is Going Totally Cage-Free Nobel panel ... more »

What's Next For Señor Trumpanzee Now That His Dreadful Campaign Is Dead In The Water?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday started with polls from Georgia, Alaska, Utah and Arizona-- four deep red states that Romney won, respectively, with 53%, 55%, 73% and 54% of the vote. It's unlikely, but Trump could actually lose all four-- and not because those states' Republican governors are rigging the election against him. Even mainstream Republican voters are starting to finally realize what has infected their party. Let's look at the results in Utah in 2012 and then compare them to yesterday's polling results from the very biased Republican Party polling firm Rasmussen, which basically exists to... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* *“NUKEMAP”* by Alex Wellerstein "We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are on the front pages of our newspapers on a regular basis, yet most people still have a very bad sense of what an exploding nuclear weapon can actually do. Some people think they destroy everything in the world all that once, some people think they are not very different from conventional bombs. The reality is somewhere in between: nuclear weapons can cause immense destruction and huge losses of life, but the effects are still comprehendible on a human scale. The NUK... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Proof grammar schools boost poorer pupils: Youngsters are twice as likely to go to top universities as rich children at comprehensives* Poor pupils from grammar schools are almost twice as likely to get a place at an elite university as richer children at comprehensives, figures show. When compared with other disadvantaged children in comprehensives, the difference is even more stark – with those at grammars more than three times more likely to attend a top university. The Government statistics come amid a drive to increase the number of children from deprived backgrounds at the ... more »

It Can't Happen Here?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Canadians like to think that Donald Trump could never happen here. But he's been here and left -- for the moment. His name was Rob Ford. And he had lots of editorial support. David Beers writes: As Donald Trump burst into an orange fireball melting down the Republican Party, one pundit telling us why was the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee. His analysis on Saturday echoed others: Gullible Republicans had fooled themselves into believing Trump could be tamed. They shrugged off his deep personal flaws and the divisions his bigotry would sow. Now “the Donald has come home to roost.” If ... more »

Battle For Mosul: ISIS May Relocate To Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
If ISIS are allowed to leave the Iraqi city of Mosul and go to Syria, Russia would take the appropriate military and political decisions, the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has warned. The operation comes amid rumors that the US and Saudi Arabia have struck a deal with ISIS giving them free passage out of Mosul on the condition that they relocate to Syria. RT reports: Commenting the ongoing siege of the Iraqi city, Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday: “As far as I know, the city is not fully encircled. I hope it’s because they simply couldn’t do it, not because they wouldn’t do... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Greenland Temperature Trends 1873 – 2015* You would be forgiven for thinking that Greenland is burning up. But you would be wrong! DMI have published their Historical Climate Data Collection 1768-2015 for Greenland, and figures for last year continue to show temperatures in the 1930s and 40s were as warm as in recent years. The only exception to this trend was the anomalously warm year of 2010, which created a lot of excitement in alarmist circles. Numbers since then, however, show that this was no more than an outlier, a weather event. Since then, temperatures have returned to ... more »

October 1973 Remembered

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
Sitting, as we are, smack-dab in the middle of the month of October, it is worth remembering a month much like this one forty-three years ago, in a year that would become known as "The Year of the Humanoids" due to the number of close encounters of the third kind (CE-3s) reported in that month and throughout the year. While attention was understandably focused on the U.S. cases, the wave of unusual events had a global scope. The case involving Dionisio Llanca in Argentina took place on 25 October 1973, Mexico gave us the controversial Cocoyoc UFO photos, Spain reported in with th... more »

Some Walk Photos

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
*As we headed to Norway, Maine yesterday we stopped at the Poland Spring bottled water plant (owned by Nestle) to protest their extraction of water from our state without paying anything for it. They buy up the land over a well field and then pump it to their hearts content. The taxpayers of Maine get nothing but a few jobs in the bottling and trucking departments. Once we arrived at the entrance to Poland Spring we walked deep into the production facilities area and were eventually stopped by a surprised manager who called the police to chase us away. Before leaving we made su... more »

Vinther’s SW Greenland Temperature Series

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood In 2006, Vinther et al published a paper, “Extending Greenland temperature records into the late 18thC”. Below is the Abstract: https://crudata.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/greenland/vintheretal2006.pdf Since, they have updated the study, to include temperatures up to 2013. The temperature trends now look like this: http://www.dmi.dk/fileadmin/user_upload/Rapporter/TR/2014/tr14-06.pdf As we are well aware, […]

‘The Thinker,’ by Hiromu Kira

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
[image: Cug4-lQUsAAAr9a] *The Thinker*, by Hiromu Kira (1898-1991), c. 1930 Toned bromide print, mounted to black paper. *10 1/4 x 13 3/16in* . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Gluten Free Copycat Wingers Sticky Fingers

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
*"There are some foods that take you back to certain times and places with just one bite. One of those foods for me is Winger's sticky fingers.* *For those not familiar with Winger's, it's a Utah-based chain that specializes in chicken wings and sticky fingers: a type of chicken finger coated in sweet-spicy sauce. It's delicious, and reminds me of going to Winger's on game nights in college because the local restaurant had game day special. It reminds of me good times, great wins and wonderful food." - *From the original Sticky Fingers Copycat Post. When I found out that I needed... more »

Birthplace Of Adolf Hitler Set For Demolition

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The Austrian government has announced plans to tear down the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 to stop it from becoming a shrine for neo-Nazis. The German leader’s house had become a gathering place for neo-Nazi pilgrims and a headache for Vienna. Sputnik reports: While the demolition plan must be formally voted on in Parliament, it is expected to pass with no dissent. “A thorough architectural remodeling is necessary to permanently prevent the recognition and the symbolism of the building,” Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said of the recommendation that the house be d... more »

Argentina: Alleged UFO over Funes, Santa Fe, 09.23.16

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
Source: PLANETA UFO and VISION OVNI Date: 10.18.2016 *Argentina: Alleged UFO over Funes, Santa Fe, 09.23.16* *Silvia Pérez Simondini *of VISION OVNI writes: "Dear Friends, I'm attaching a video submitted by Lucho Guerra. A very interesting one, obtained during work-related recording, a very good capture. My thanks to Lucho for sharing it with us all." *VIDEO *at:*https://youtu.be/V_St9-vr4Jw* Inexplicata Podcasts covering items from UFO / paranormal history in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean

The US Presidential Election and media bias

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
I've posted this piece of video before but I think it worthy of watching again and again. I'd also love to see a BBC spokesman defend their record as exposed in this video.

Actual Play: First Impressions of Pulp Cthulhu

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 19 hours ago
We just had our first Penny Dreadful Cthulhu game, giving us our first opportunity to try out the *Pulp Cthulhu* rules changes. We decided to go with the default level of pulpiness - PCs have double their normal hit points, more skills, and possess talents that provide minor enhancements or supernatural abilities. As I'd suspected, the game is definitely still *Call of Cthulhu *- creepy animated dummies are still a bit endangering to one's sanity. I did notice an overall improvement in character competence and the fact that some characters had psychic abilities did make a differe... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
I have a big presentation this morning. Blogging will return midday.

Fears Grow Julian Assange Was Extradited On ‘Guantanamo Express’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Rumors are swirling that Julian Assange has been captured and sent on a rendition flight to Charlotte, North Carolina aboard a United States military plane known as the Guantanamo Bay Express. WikiLeaks announced that Julian Assange’s internet access had been cut by “a state actor” late Sunday night, prompting fears for his safety. A small crowd of supporters gathered outside the embassy in London in order to protect him by providing witness to any foul play. People were on edge already because of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s presence in the UK at the time, and because of so...more »

BBC journalist suspended over social media comment

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
You may recall: Well, *Guido Fawkes* now has an update... We've been here several times before. Of course in the long run it doesn't always work out too badly for the BBC journalist in question. You may also recall Jasmine Lawrence, the BBC News Channel editor who tweeted about UKIP being a party that "stands up for white, middle class, middle aged men w sexist/racist views" and got taken off taken off election duty by the BBC (in 2014) as a result. A few months ago she was promoted to Deputy News Editor at the BBC News Channel. So, chin up, Danny. In a year or two's time you... more »


Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 21 hours ago

Funny old world! (updated)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Here's something we posted earlier today...with a substantial update: *The BBC is very aware of its role in shaping people’s consciousness: this is the story you should hear about, these are the people worth listening to. It’s manipulative and deeply political.* Many of us might say 'Well said!' to that. Who said it though? Well, it was a director who the *Guardian* says "has had a long and fruitful relationship with the BBC" and whose latest film (which he's presently promoting) was "made in partnership with BBC Films". Yes, it's Ken Loach. He wants the BBC to do more "socially... more »

President Duterte and 'Psychopath' comment by Agot Isidro

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
Last October 9, 2016, Filipina actress Agot Isidro posted in her fb wall 3 points about her opinion of the President, the 3rd of which was the most controversial, "you are not bipolar, you are a psychopath". It was shared several thousand times, re-shared further, picked up by local and foreign media. Famous fb commentator Bernard Ong posted this in his wall that day: *“PSYCHOPATH”* *Psychopathy consists of a specific set of personality traits & behaviors – first described by Dr. Hervey Cleckley in 1941.* *Psychopaths are superficially charming, make a good first impression on oth... more »

Star Citizen? Will it ever be? Fund-a-mentally finished?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
yeah, I know, "Star Citizen has not even been released yet," but this game that's been in crowd-funded production for four years looks like it's never going to be *FUND-A-MENTALLY FINISHED* to the point where the basic gaming world seems convincingly solid. And I'm not talking about the gorgeous ship design. I'm not talking about all the effort that's gone into the art direction and planet-rendering star-rendering hyperspace-rendering surface-rendering facial-animation materials-technology tech. I'm not talking about the streaming space-to-ground system which is just superb. I'm ... more »

Private Cities, Freedom Cells, Free Communities The Solution to Hegemony

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is excellent. Add into the mix my concept of establishing natural communities to manage the land base along with natural fiat currency creation at that level using the rule of twelve and we create a sustainable economic base to feed a larger private city all of which works to optimize services and costs. Better yet this is a huge idea for the resolution of all traditional ethnic conflicts. We permit the creation of city states all more vertical than horizontal to which citizenship is formidably attached. make these special economic zones. I had already gone halfway to t... more »

Archaeologists have Barely Scratched the Surface in Oklahoma for Ancient Artifacts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Just a second already. These folks gardened the land. A family used about one acre. Then we have 25,000 sites identified. If it were only a family per site this would indicate a 250,000. A more likely figure would be 2,500,000 with careful field work strongly indicated to establish real population level for the region. We know already that large populations in the Mississippi valley was completely plausible with the agricultural tool kit. This locale proves the reality of this conjecture. I have suggested that a number between twenty five to fifty million was at l...more »

How the Uber for Charity is Revolutionizing Humanitarian Work

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is actually so important. It nicely eliminates the whole marketing infrastructure that connect need from want which is visibly absurd on the face of it. Now a nascent project can raise its hand and simply show their needs to a giving audience. A community of interest develops that naturally leads to funding and the presence of that community acts as a check on fraud. No one can merely run away without been noticed. This will become the biggest form of providing charity. . *How the Uber for Charity is Revolutionizing Humanitarian Work* *Nicholas Freiling * *Wed... more »

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - Chpt X - Admiral Richard E. Byrd Finds The South Pole Entrance to Inner World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Now we fold in the Admiral Byrd tale of his trip to the pole that has been held out as evidence of something odd. What is been folded in is the huge body of literature arguing for a hollow Earth with huge entry portals at either pole which was disproved only rather recently when the sky filled with satellites. As posted, i have good reason to suspect that the Earth is actually hollow. If true, then it will be thinnest at the poles. and underground entry could become feasible. Travel the other way has been indicated. We may even have a connection between oceans at the North... more »

Sage advice?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago

Musical Interlude: 2002, “The Dreaming Tree”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
2002, “The Dreaming Tree” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj7x_0OaoGc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“Galaxies dot the sky in this impressively wide and deep image of the Antlia Cluster. The third closest cluster of galaxies to Earth after Virgo and Fornax, the Antlia cluster is known for its compactness and its high fraction of elliptical galaxies over (spirals. Antlia, cataloged as Abell S0636, spans about 2 million light years and lies about 130 million light years away toward the constellation of the Air Pump (Antlia). *Click image for larger size.* The cluster has two prominent galaxy groups- bottom center and upper left- among its over 200 galactic members, but no single centr... more »

Chet Raymo, “Angling For Happiness”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Angling For Happiness”* by Chet Raymo “There is a concept in physics called angle of repose. Set an object, a book say, on a plank. Now slowly tip up one end of the plank until the moment when the book just starts to slide. The angle between the plank and the horizontal is the angle of repose, where the component of the gravitational force down the plank becomes greater than the maximum friction force holding the book at rest. Or, in more evocative terms- as I write I am lying on the couch with the laptop in my lap, in perfect repose. If you started tipping up the couch, at some ... more »

Two Million Dead Voters Officially Registered To Vote

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
There are 18 million invalid voter registrations and an astonishing two million dead people registered to vote in the United States, according to a report by Pew Charitable Trusts. One in eight voter registrations are “significantly inaccurate or no longer valid,” the study claims, proving the epic potential for voter fraud and election rigging. “One of the more cynical arguments you hear from the left is that ‘Oh, well it’s not that many people, not that many instances of voter fraud,‘” said Charlie Hurt, appearing on Lou Dobbs Tonight. “And I’m thinking, my goodness, just one in... more »

Playing down

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Rotherham The latest guilty verdicts on eight members of a predominantly British Pakistani paedophile gang in Rotherham for abusing while girls as young as 13 received no coverage on yesterday BBC One's *News at Six, *and *BBC News at Ten* gave the story just 15 seconds: Eight men have been found guilty of sexually abusing three girls in Rotherham between 1999 and 2003. The court heard how they sexualised their victims, some of whom were as young as 13 when the offences took place. The men, who were all from the town, will be sentenced next week. And to illustrate the gang's unifyi... more »

Seeing is believing

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
The accompanying footage used on both BBC One bulletins The first children from Calais have arrived in the UK under the government's new scheme. Both of the main BBC One news bulletins briefly mentioned the fact: BBC One *News at Six*: 14 teenage migrants from the so-called 'Jungle' camp in Calais have arrived in the UK under a new Home Office fast track registration scheme. The children, aged between 14 and 17, were taken to a visa and immigration centre in Croydon today where they were to be assessed before being reunited with relatives already in the country. BBC One *News at ... more »

Kremlin Say World War 3 Will Begin Before U.S. Elections

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Kremlin insider has urged people to start stockpiling food over fears that the US will start World War 3 before the U.S. elections this November. “These are the most serious tensions between Moscow and Washington in decades,” said Sergei Markov, a member of the Civic Chamber, a Moscow-based state institution. “The war might begin even before the November elections in the U.S.” Infowars.com reports: “I personally plan to stock 200 cans of pork to be ready for a potential war crisis,” Markov added, “and I advise everybody to do the same.” Markov’s warning should probably be treat...more »

Scientists Discover Cold Medicine Halts Spread of Cancer

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists in Japan have discovered that cold and flu medication can actually stop the spread of some types of cancer and reduce chemoresistance. Hokkaido University researchers say that a nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug used for treating the common cold also supresses the spread of bladder cancers in mice. Medicalxpress.com reports: Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cancer in males worldwide. Every year, about 20,000 people in Japan are diagnosed with bladder cancer, of whom around 8,000—mostly men—succumb to the disease. Bladder cancers can be grouped into two types: n...more »

Defending Trump's Misogyny... A Hopeless Task

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Renee Ellmers (R-NC) is the only Republican member of Congress who Trump cut an ad for. It didn't help Ellmers win her primary. In fact, it probably hurt her She barely managed to come in second in a 3 way primary race and will be hoping for some kind of a job-- any kind of a job-- from Trump after January. These were the results: *•* George Holding- 16,999 (53.4%) *•* Renee Ellmers- 7,527 (23.6%) *•* Greg Brannon- 7,320 (23.0%) She was the first woman in Congress to endorse Trump and she's one of the Republican female elected officials who has stuck with him, despite his braggi... more »

Women’s Lives Matter. So Do Elections.

Charlie Martel at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
This is a life or death election for women and girls all over the world. True, many precious human rights and civil rights are on the line. Those rights–and the lives they protect–matter deeply and urgently. I chose the title of this essay to honor the Black Lives Movement and the civil rights story of […]

Has NZ inequality risen?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The facts are clear, there is* one* way and one way only in which inequality has *surged* in NZ: [image: InequalityNZ] *Sources: Newspaper Reporting on Inequality: Bryce Edwards, 2014. http://liberation.typepad.com/Liberation/2013/12/the-politics-of-poverty-in-new-zealand-Images-.HTML;Inequality: Christopher Ball and John Creedy, 2015. Http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/wp/2015/15-06/twp15-06.PDF* From a standing start in 2001, articles *about *inequality have been going through the roof, while *actual *inequality has … well, not changed very much at al... more »

Is modern science polluted? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*We are not suddenly becoming more intelligent and getting everything right, says Patrick Michaels in this guest post. What’s happening is that scientists are responding to incentives.Incentives matter.* For years, scientists and non-scientists alike have complained that something is fundamentally wrong with the way we do this business. Something has corrupted the integrity of our science. This is a serious charge because it means that more and more government policy — from limiting carcinogens to regulations on carbon emissions — is based upon an increasingly polluted canon ... more »

West Coast Women Warriors 'Warrior Spirits Rising at Morton County Courthouse'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. West Coast Women Warriors Media Cooperative Photos and Article by West Coast Women Warriors Media Cooperative Censored News October 17th 2016. Morton Country Colonial Courthouse Today up to 10 people including journalist from Democracy Now! Amy Goodman, who turned herself in today attended court; for their actions on the Frontlines to protect the water from being poisoned by

Video Shows Clinton Provocateurs Inciting Violence At Trump Rally

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A stunning undercover video posted online exposes Hillary Clinton campaign operatives admitting they are paid to start violence at Trump rallies. The 16-minute documentary by undercover reporter James O’Keeffe’s Veritas Project also catches the secret Democratic Party dirty tricks operatives explaining how the dark money trail that funds their illegal actions runs all the way back to the DNC and Clinton campaign. A key Clinton operative is caught on camera saying, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker.“ ZeroHedge reports:... more »

Economic News , Data & Views..... October 17 , 2016 - Quick Hits 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Asia Items For Tuesday ; Calendar For The Week Of October 17-21 ; US Market Wrap - Stocks Moderately Lower , Bonds Recover , Gold Has A Decent Monday ; Front Running - Overnight Report , Asia & Europe Stocks Start Off Weak Soggy Style , Bond Rout Overseas ; Oil Patch News. 2) Around The Horn - Europe Financial News Of Note. 3) MENA Items - Libya ( Domestic Politics , International Politics , Battlefront Reports ) , Iraq ( Mosul Campaign Begins ) & Syria ( Battlefront & Political Developments.)

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets..... Asia Early Morning Items ( October 18th ) *FXStreet News* ‏@FXstreetNews 4m 4 minutes ago Asian stocks advance on higher oil, China data in focus https:// goo.gl/SCHOxY *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 10m 10 minutes ago China will actively support Chinese steel companies facing anti-dumping accusations --Rtrs cites MOFCOM spox *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 14m14 minutes ago RBA Oct. meeting minutes: Appreciating AUD could complicate economic rebalancing *David Ingles* ‏@DavidInglesTV 49m 49 minutes ago Aussie dollar's basically fallen asleep fol... more »

A Look At Why The U.S. Navy's New Expensive Warships Are Breaking Down At Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
JOEL PAGE / REUTERS *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *The U.S. Navy’s Expensive New Warships Are Breaking Down at Sea* The U.S. Navy is set to roll out a new, sleek, fast high-tech destroyer—but the ship keeps suffering from engineering glitches. September was supposed to be a triumphant month for Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s high-tech new destroyer. The 600-foot-long, missile-armed stealth warship—its hull and superstructure sharply sloped to help it avoid radar-detection—was in Norfolk, Virginia, undergoing last-minute tests before her planned official commissioning on Oct. 15. Once in se... more »

Evidence Indicates ADHD Drugs Don’t Help Kids Get Better Grades

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Medicating children with ADHD is highly controversial. Even more so now. The post Evidence Indicates ADHD Drugs Don’t Help Kids Get Better Grades appeared first on Waking Times.

California's Democrat vs Democrat Conundrum

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Samuel Hagar* How to cross party lines for votes without abandoning your ethnicity-- The first thing a pollster tells you when you ask “how do you win a Democrat on Democrat” general election (a phenomenon we're finding more and more frequently on the West Coast due to the somewhat dysfunctional jungle primary system) is: You need to create a coalition. Democrats, Decline to States, and Republicans must be patched together to create a coalition across demographics... This may seem simple and not worthy of the thousands of dollars in consulting and pollster fees, however it... more »

"You Never Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There are only things that could have turned out different. You don't have any should or woulds in your life, see? You only have things that could have gone a different way. You never know what truly would have happened if you had done your shoulds and woulds. Your life might have turned out worse, isn't that possible?" - Ned Vizzin

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. Thanks for stopping by!

What Is The Toughest Exercise At The US Military’s Elite Sniper School (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
YouTube *From Business Insider:* Nicholas Irving is a retired US Army Ranger sniper. Irving, author of "Way of the Reaper," discusses the most challenging part of the military's elite sniper school. *WNU Editor*: for the video, *go to this link.*

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Robert Fisk, The Independent*: *When Mosul falls, Isis will flee to the safety of Syria. But what then?* The entire Isis caliphate army could be directed against the Assad government and its allies – a scenario which might cause some satisfaction in Washington Syria’s army and Hezbollah and Iranian allies are preparing for a massive invasion by thousands of Isis fighters who will be driven out of Iraq when Mosul falls. The real purpose behind the much-trumpeted US-planned "liberation" of the Iraqi city, the Syrian military suspect, is to swamp Syria with the hordes of Isis fight... more »

Supermoon Lights Up The Planet

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Sunday’s spectacular supermoon was one of three lunar events that will occur two more times before the end of 2016. For those who missed last night’s supermoon there will be a second “extra-supermoon” this coming November, the closest full moon of the 21st century. RT.com reports: October 16 is the first night of the year when there will not only be a full moon in the night sky, but it will also be at its closest point to Earth, making it a ‘supermoon’. A beautiful photo taken last night showing the #supermoon! …The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, s... more »

October 17, 2016 – White Hats Report #55 – The Ministry of Propaganda is imploding!

The White Hat Reporters at The White Hats Report - 1 day ago
As we wind down to the last presidential debate and the upcoming election on November 8, the desperation of the Clinton crime family has been ratcheted up to an unprecedented level. The latest attempt to coordinate a sexual misconduct attack on Trump fails on so many levels it’s not worth our time or yours to pick it apart. Suffice it to say, none of it passes the test of common sense from the timing of the allegations to the characters involved to the lack of lawsuits filed against an easy and rich target. These allegations are the wet dream of any plaintiff attorney yet no suit ... more »

The sad story of the little railway that couldn't

paul at Paying attention - 1 day ago
I wrote about the Island Corridor Foundation and the E&N rail line for The Tyee. You can read the piece here.

12 Reasons to Hate What Our Country's Become

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) *C*ulled from actual news sources or those still worthy of our trust: George Zimmerman murdered unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin after stalking him and got off scot free but the guy who only shot at his car just got 20 years in prison. ------------------------------ * Democracy Now*'s Amy Goodman had a warrant put out for her arrest for inciting a riot while filming police attacking peaceful protesters with attack dogs and pepper spray. ------------------------------ Shailene Woodley, star of *Divergent*, was arres... more »

World News Briefs -- October 17, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State* Iraqi government forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants' last major stronghold in the country. Two years after the jihadists seized the city of 1.5 million people and declared a caliphate from there encompassing tracts of Iraq and Syria, a force of some 30,000 Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Sunni tribal fighters began to advance. Helicopters released flares and explosions could be heard on the ... more »

Royal Bank of Scotland Backtracks On RT Closure

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which owns NatWest appears to have backtracked on its earlier decision to block Russia Today (RT) bank accounts in the UK. Russia Today (RT) news channel had their bank accounts blocked pending closure by the National Westminster Bank earlier today. The sudden move by the bank which came without any explanation or justification, raised suspicion that it was a political move by the UK government against Russia and to stifle freedom of speech. The bank had earlier said that the closure of the accounts was not up for discussion. RBS has now contacted ...more »

Oliver Stone On RT Bank Account Closure: Truth Is Being Sacrificed

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The National Westminster Bank, which is part of RBS Group, informed Russia Today’s UK office in London on Monday that it would no longer have the broadcaster among its customers. RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said that the Bank informed them that they would be shutting down their bank accounts, without providing any explanation for the decision. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office has denied any involvement by the government in the matter, even though they recently called for additional sanctions against Russia over the situation in Syria. However US film directo... more »

“This Election Is a Pileup of Perversion”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“This Election Is a Pileup of Perversion”* by Bill Bonner ‘Had we but world enough and time… ‘My vegetable love should grow ‘Vaster than empires and more slow.’ - Andrew Marvell “Bloomberg tells us that people are being driven crazy by the election… Here’s the report: ‘More than half of you- on both sides of the aisle- say the 2016 election is a major source of stress, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. ‘“Historically, work, money, and the economy are the top three,” said clinical psychologist Lynn Bufka, part of the APA’s Stress in America team... more »

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