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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

20 October - Blogs I'm Following

11:39 pm MDT

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
Iraqi special operations forces join Mosul offensive: https://t.co/xWXub7WmcD pic.twitter.com/lmYkh2u3FR — ArmyTimes (@ArmyTimes) October 20, 2016

U.S. Wants An Explanation From The Philippine Government On Their Announcement Of A 'Separation' From Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 36 minutes ago
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a signing ceremony held in Beijing, China October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool *Reuters:* *U.S. to seek explanation of Duterte's comment on 'separation'* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will seek an explanation from the Philippines for President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of a "separation" from Washington, the State Department said on Thursday, calling the remarks baffling and at odds with the two countries' close relationship. Duterte said during a visit to China on Thur... more »

DIY Harry Potter Makeup Brushes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 51 minutes ago
I am Harry Potter obsessed. If I could redo my house in a combination of Doctor Who and Hogwarts I would be a happy girl. When I saw the Harry Potter makeup brushes floating around the internet, I fell in love. Before jumping to buy new brushes, I wanted to try making them myself and they were so fun. If you have made your own homemade wand before, these are really similar in style. The longer and skinnier the brush is the more wand like it will be, although I couldn't resist making wands out of all the styles! You will need: - Makeup Brushes (Elf ones are $1 a piece) -... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Russian pilots conducted flight operations from the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier, pictured yesterday belching smoke, with the nuclear-powered Peter the Great guided missile cruiser shadowing in the background. Daily Mail

Exposed Viral Hoaxes Prove How Easy it is to Dupe the World with Disinfo

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Buck Rogers* - We live in a time of unprecedented media trickery and digital propaganda. The post Exposed Viral Hoaxes Prove How Easy it is to Dupe the World with Disinfo appeared first on Waking Times.

DEFCON Alert Raised, US Citizens Told ‘Prepare For War’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
America is preparing for a nuclear conflict with Russia as the government recently secretly raised the DEFCON alert in preparation for World War 3. According to experts, a nuclear conflict with Russia is inevitable, as the DEFCON alert level being raised to number 3 is a serious indication of impending doom. DEFCON is an alert system used by the US military that has 5 different levels, with level 1 being the most critical. The last time the alert level was raised as high as this was on September 11, 2001. Express.co.uk reports: Now website DEFCON warning system claim it has been u... more »

7 Reasons Why ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ May Actually Be ‘Indigo People’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
According to American psychologists, more and more people, especially children, are being labelled as ‘Indigo people’ – meaning they see the world in a very different way. The traits of Indigo people are similar to those often seen in ‘conspiracy theorists’ – meaning they question authority and have a naturally inquisitive nature. Learning-mind.com reports: Indigos are not a recent phenomenon, they have been arriving for decades so there are plenty of Indigo adults around, too. Read through the following signs to find out if you’re one of them. 1. You always need to know why Indi... more »

Study Reveals Eight Hour Sleep Cycle Is Unnatural

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Scientists have conducted a number of recent studies that suggest the traditional eight hour sleep pattern that humans have grown used is both unnatural and unhealthy. In 1992, a team of psychiatrists headed by Thomas Wehr performed an experiment where subjects were plunged into darkness for 14-hours every day for one month. By the fourth week, each subject had settled into a distinct sleeping pattern in which they slept for 4 hours, and then woke for 1-3 hours, and then slept for a another 4 hours. Truththeory.com reports: In another study Wehr also found that while awake for th... more »

Energy 80, Power outages in 2010

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
I originally wrote this on March 02, 2010, reposting to look back on some issues more than six years ago. ----------- *'Government failure' in energy* Recently, a number of power outages have re-occured in Metro Manila and the provinces. The usual explanation given by the government, the Department of Energy (DOE) in particular, is the "thin reserves" as there are not enough power supply while demand keeps rising every year. El Nino for instance, has been cited as a "cause" as many hydro-power plants could not function well due to low water level in many dams. A friend in facebook ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Qa02s34Hc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Long before Stonehenge was built, well before the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, ancient artists painted life-sized figures on canyon walls in Utah, USA- but why? Nobody is sure. The entire panel of figures, which dates back about 7,000 years, is called the Great Gallery and was found on the walls of Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. *Click image for larger size.* The humans who painted them likely hunted Mammoths. The unusual fuzziness of largest figure led to this mural section's informal designation as the Holy Ghost Panel, although the intended attribution and socie... more »

"Self-respect, Opinions..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago.” - Carla Gordon “The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross “We only feel dehumanized when we get trapped in the derogatory images of other people or thoughts of wrongness about ourselves.” - Marshall Rosenberg “My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.” - Oscar Wilde

Chet Raymo, “The Sound And Fury”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Sound And Fury”* by Chet Raymo “Not so long ago, I mentioned here Himmler and Heydrich, two of Hitler's most terrible henchmen. A friend said to me: "If there's no afterlife, no heaven or hell, then those two diabolical creatures got away with it. Their fate was no different than that of any one of their victims, an innocent child perhaps." And, yes, if there is no God who dispenses final justice, then we are left with an aching feeling of irresolution, of virtue unrewarded, of vice unpunished. Heydrich was gunned down by partisan assassins, and Himmler committed suicide a fe... more »

"Depending On How You Looked At It..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"It was never the right time or it was always the right time, depending on how you looked at it." - Ann Patchett

Blame Russia For Everything

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Rod Liddle, The Spectator:* *Stop this stupid sabre-rattling against Russia* *It’s not their side that worries me; it’s ours.* I have been wondering these last few weeks whether it would be cheaper to excavate a basement and buy a Geiger counter and iodine tablets, or emigrate to New Zealand. Call me frit, but I don’t like the way things are heading. Probably the second option is easier: Armageddon outta here, etc. I can re-enact Nevil Shute’s On the Beach from some rocky cove near Dunedin, waiting for the fallout to arrive. I was sentient only during the latter stages of the Co... more »

What Political Debates Would Look Like If I Was In Charge

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Noah* Intro: Ok. The last presidential debate is over. Done. Like anyone else with at least half a mind (Yeah, I know that leaves out Rudy Giuliani and others). I am disgusted with the whole enterprise. With that in mind, I thought I would benefit mankind by drawing up a plan for how political debates would run if I were in charge. Here you go: 14 steps to a more sensible approach to our political debate process. Says who? Says me! *1.* All debates would be held in a court of law. There would be background music as the show began. This music could be faded up and down throug... more »

Will Russian President Putin Succeed In Overhauling Russia's Intelligence Agencies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin, second right, and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, right, visit the Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate in Moscow, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. Vladimir Putin on Wednesday visited a newly-built Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate, known under its Russian acronym, GRU. (ITAR-TASS, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service) *Anders Åslund, Atlantic Council:* *Only KGB Generals Stand between Putin and Absolute Power* Russia’s President Vladimir Putin rules supreme. On September 18, his United Russia party won its largest-ever majority—... more »

Is China Ahead Of The U.S. In Developing Hypersonic Weapons?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Lockheed's hypersonic missile concept. Lockheed Martin *Scout Warrior*: *US vs China: Is China In Front of the US in Developing Hypersonic Weapons?* *The US wants to say in front of China with hypersonic weapons able to travel at five-times the speed of sound and destroy targets with a "kinetic energy" warhead.* The Air Force will likely have high-speed, long-range and deadly hypersonic weapons by the 2020s, providing kinetic energy destructive power able to travel thousands of miles toward enemy targets at five-times the speed of sound. “Air speed makes them much more survivable... more »


jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 3 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) *L*ast night, Donald Trump hurt himself. He'd hurt a lot of people both officially and emotionally attached to his snake oil traveling roadshow of a campaign, none of whom are deserving of any pity or sorrow but that's beside the point. He plainly lost last night's debate, which I didn't even bother watching. For the purposes of half-assed punditry, it was enough to just read the analyses of better writers than I in the Yahoo alerts that came streaming into my Android. And this old song, originally by Trent Reznor ... more »


jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 3 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) *L*ast night, Donald Trump hurt himself. He'd hurt a lot of people both officially and emotionally attached to his snake oil traveling roadshow of a campaign, none of whom are deserving of any pity or sorrow but that's beside the point. He plainly lost last night's debate, which I didn't even bother watching. For the purposes of half-assed punditry, it was enough to just read the analyses of better writers than I in the Yahoo alerts that came streaming into my Android. And this old song, originally by Trent Renor and Nin... more »

U.S. Navy Wants More Laser Guided Rockets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System converts 2.75-inch Hydra rockets into laser guided rockets, or “smart” munitions, by adding a semi-active laser guidance and control mid-section. (Photo courtesy BAE Systems) *Defense Tech*: *Navy Places Big Order for Laser Guided Rockets* The U.S. Navy has placed a big order for laser guided rockets made by BAE Systems. The sea service this week announced a potentially $600 million contract with the U.S. subsidiary of the British aerospace giant for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, or APKWS, according to announcements from the c... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Port-of-spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and TobagoThanks for stopping by!

Mark Twain, “On The Damned Human Race”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“On The Damned Human Race”* by Mark Twain “I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so-called), and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. For it obliges me to renounce my allegiance to the Darwinian theory of the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals; since it now seems plain to me that the theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals. In proceeding toward this unpleasant conclusion I have not guessed or ... more »

"The 50-50-90 Rule"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

“No, The Other One”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“No, The Other One”* by jeffi6 "Hillary and Donald walk into a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, “The media is really tearing you apart for that scandal.” Hillary: “You mean my lying about Benghazi?” Trump: “No, the other one.” Hillary: “You mean the massive voter fraud?” Trump: “No, the other one.” Hillary: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?” Trump: “No, the other one.” Hillary: “Using my secret private server with classified material to hide my activities?” Trump: “No, the other one.” Hillary: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls... more »

Congress And Food Policy-- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The stated mission of Tom Colicchio's group, Food Policy Action, is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production. This week they put out their... more »

Roy Lichtenstein

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

The Islamic State Is Morphing into A Guerrilla Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Reuters *Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast:* *‘Islamic State’ Turning Into a Guerrilla Army, Top General Warns* *Four days ago, the U.S. defense secretary was predicting a ‘lasting defeat’ of ISIS. Now, a top general is warning that the terror group is preparing for a guerrilla war.* The capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq is now under assault. But ISIS isn’t going anywhere. Instead, the terror group is beginning to rebrand itself from a “caliphate” to an insurgency, a top U.S. general fighting ISIS said Wednesday. It’s much more than a change of name, or even a shift i... more »

Coming Nov. 11 to Brunswick, Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago

Raye Zaragoza sings 'In the River: A Protest Song for Standing Rock'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Censored News in honored to share this beautiful and powerful song by Raye Zaragoza. "I am a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. I am part Pima and wrote a song in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, in solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline." https://soundcloud.com/rpmfm/raye-zaragoza-in-the-river-a-protest-song-for-standing-rock On sale at iTunes at: (Kick in

WikiLeaks Reveals First Batch Of Obama Emails

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has released a batch of emails that it says comes from U.S. president Barack Obama. The hacked emails come from president Obama’s secret email address, bobama@ameritech.com. RT.com reports: WikiLeaks reveals first batch of US president Barack Obama emails sent via secret address bobama@ameritech.com https://t.co/Ni95WAl8a6 — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) 20 October 2016 The first batch from Wikileaks are searchable under the email address bobama@ameritech.net, an email account Barack Obama was possibly using before winning the election in November 2008. ... more »

The end of meat?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
The great news is that we can produce a vegetable product that tastes like meat. That will serve to take the pressure of the meat industry to supply all our high quality protein needs. This needs to be done regardless. Animals are an integral part of effective organic farming and this produces a natural supply of meats. If anything industrial farming seriously under utilizes the animals abilities. It is naturally wasteful as well. They will not be going away soon If anything many other species will be equally successful. As noted we are also learning to convert insects... more »

From Meal-worm Cookies to Printed Dairy Proteins

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
When we first started posting, the idea of using insects was unknown That is now changing and it is attracting heavy startup coin. Insect protein powder will need a catchy name and a number of successful products to be properly launched. i think that we can now count on that happening. Insect husbandry is amazingly efficient and can allow ample protein for the whole global population with ease. It is just that no one wants to see the insects at all, . *From meal-worm cookies to printed dairy proteins: Your meatless future could get truly interesting* *Claire Browne... more »

shoot the works

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Economic News , Data & Views ...... October 20 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Thursday 1) Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks Drop Moderately , In Contrast Europe And Asia Had Green Days For Its Stock Indexes ; FX News For Wednesday ; Bond News De Jour ; Oil Patch Items. 2) Around The Horn - Europe : ECB Highlights ; EUCO Summit ( First Day ) - CETA Drama Continues , Theresa May Attends EUCO First Summit , Syria & Russia Sanctions On Agenda ; Additional Items Of Note Touching On Europe. 3) Odds & Ends - US Election , Iraq , Syria , Libya & More.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... Asian Friday - 10/21 Item *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 5m 5 minutes ago Boom *CHINA SETS YUAN REFERENCE RATE AT 6.7558 AGAINST U.S. DOLLAR VS 6.7311 *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 5m 5 minutes ago PBOC injects 95.5bn yuan this week vs net drain of 415bn last week *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 8m 8 minutes ago PBOC to inject 160bn yuan via 7-day (70bn), 14-day (40bn) and 28-day (50bn) reverse repos *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 20m 20 minutes ago Kuroda: BoJ could ease long-end buying if 10yr yields fall below target *David Ingl... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Reuters *Charlie Winter, The Atlantic:* *How the Islamic State Is Spinning the Mosul Battle* *As the group sheds territory, its propaganda wing has been forced to come up with a new storyline.* On the morning of October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of the operation to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. In the hours that followed, Kurdish Peshmerga claimed to have seized no fewer than nine villages an... more »

Maila Nurmi

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Plan 9 from Outer Space

World News Briefs -- October 20, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *Mosul: Most intense day of fighting since offensive began* Near Mosul, Iraq (CNN)Iraqi-led forces engaged Thursday in the most intense fighting yet in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul from two years of brutal ISIS rule, on day four of an offensive that's been met with fierce resistance from ISIS fighters. But with the clashes have come sweeping gains -- the coalition has now recaptured at least 100 square kilometers of territory, a CNN analysis of the battlefield shows. Iraqi Maj. Gen. Maan al-Saadi said 200 ISIS fighters were killed as Iraqi forces took the Chris... more »

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Nearly there! Iraqi forces celebrate reaching the outskirts of Mosul as terror group's hold on the city crumbles and youths pin notes on jihadis' doors warning 'now you will live in fear of us'* * Mosul youths plastered leaflets on the homes of ISIS militants and threatened to rise up against them * Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi says battle to recapture ISIS-held city is going quicker than planned * Iraqi special forces have charged into battle with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by ISIS today * ISIS militants are reportedly retaliating with snipers a... more »

Divide and Conquer – The Role of the Agent Provocateur

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Ryan Cristian* - Despite what one chooses to believe, there is a battle for your mind. The post Divide and Conquer – The Role of the Agent Provocateur appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump On The Fake War Against ISIS In Mosul

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Trump told the truth about *the politicized timing of the battle for Mosul*. Only an idiot thinks politics didn't have anything to do with the plan to liberate Mosul at this point in time. The sad truth is that Mosul didn't need to be liberated if it had been protected more willfully. The Iraqis, the Americans, the Saudis, and the Barzani-led Kurdish government ceded Iraqi territory to ISIS on purpose. They sacrificed the Ezidis to them on that mountain. Not a fan of ISIS, but the Iraqis and the "coalition" don't deserve to win this war, not after that shameful deed. Now they're... more »

Trump And Ryan-- The Marriage Forged On Satan's Anvil

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
In their post Wednesday morning about what to look for in the debate Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns of the *NY Times* suggested watching to see if Trump torches his own party. Sounded like fun to me. Snubbed by Mr. Ryan in the final month of the campaign, Mr. Trump has seemed as eager to attack turncoat leaders in his own party as to make the case against Mrs. Clinton. He has reserved special venom for Mr. Ryan, blasting him as a weak leader with bad ideas about trade and immigration, and suggesting that Mr. Ryan might be sabotaging Mr. Trump’s campaign to pave the way for a... more »

Media Will Be Rigged To Proclaim Clinton The Winner On Election Night

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The media is reportedly preparing to rig the voting results on election night in favour of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump is being urged to hold his ground and challenge the fraud. The U.S. presidential election results will be rigged. Clinton will be declared the winner right out of the bat on election night. Trump will be told to behave and accept defeat and tell his legion of followers not to cause any trouble. The corrupt media are orchestrating the event of the century and in their arrogance do not realize that they are all singing from... more »

U.S. Serviceman Killed By Roadside Bomb In Northern Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*USA Today*: *U.S. service member killed in northern Iraq* A U.S. service member died Thursday from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said. The U.S. military did not release details. American advisers are with Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul, the largest offensive yet against the Islamic State in Iraq. The serviceman was part of the Mosul operation, said a U.S. official who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to discuss the incident publicly. On Monday, Iraqi forces launched a major offensive to retake... more »

Just What I needed

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
A ancient hockey player with the passion to carry the CH high. I took a risk and chose him as my avatar and 3 games into the season, I see red is well. I don't mind you coming here And wasting all my time Cause when you're standing oh so near I kinda lose my mind It's not the perfume that you wear It's not the ribbons in your hair And I don't mind you coming here And wasting all my time I don't mind you hanging out And talking in your sleep It doesn't matter where you've been As long as it was deep, Yeah You always knew to wear it well And, You look so fancy I can tell And I don't mind y... more »

Is Oman Helping Iran To Smuggle Weapons To Yemen's Houthi Rebels?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A cache of weapons, displayed on the warship USS Gravely's deck, was seized from a stateless ship intercepted in the Arabian Sea by the USS Sirocco coastal patrol in March. *Reuters:** Exclusive: Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman - officials* Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials said include mi... more »

Top U.S. General In The Middle East Suspects Iran Was Behind Yemen Missile Launches At U.S. Navy Ships

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Commanding General of U.S. Special Operations Command Gen. Joseph Votel. Army.mil *The Hill*: *US general suspects Iran in Yemen missile launches* The top U.S. commander in the Middle East said he suspects Iran is playing a role in recent missile launches by Houthi rebels in Yemen against U.S. ships in the Red Sea. "I do think that Iran is playing a role in some of this. They have a relationship with the Houthis, so I do suspect there is a role in that," said U.S. Central Command leader Army Gen. Joseph Votel at the Center for American Progress. It was the closest a U.S. offici... more »

Important Car

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Honda now in hatchback!

British PM Calls On EU Leaders To Unite Against Russia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The British Prime Minister has called on European leaders to unite against Russia and stop what she referred to as Russian “atrocities” in Syria. “We must show a robust and united European stance in the face of Russian aggression,” Theresa May told reporters on Thursday in a call which is expected to further strain ties between Moscow and London. Press TV reports: May, whose country is in the process of leaving the European Union (EU) following a historic referendum in June, said Thursday that the EU needs to take a tougher stance against the government of Russian President Vladim... more »

What Is the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement All About?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
Unlike most jurisdictions Nunavut was recognized as a result of negotiation and a statute. The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) created Nunavut as jurisdiction and recognized the right of the Inuit of Nunavut to self-government and a separate territory. The basis for the NLCA was an exchange or conversion of existing Inuit rights into a new form – the Territory of Nunavut together with specific ancillary benefits. In a sense Nunavut existed before the NLCA – the NLCA just recognized existing rights. As a result the NLCA must not be seen as a gift of the Federal Government. Ra... more »

Lawyers and Conflict of Interest

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
Suppose you are married and you and your spouse decide to split up. Everything is very amicable and everyone agrees on everything. There really is nothing to fight about but money is (as always) a little tight. You and you spouse both want a separation agreement and a divorce and since everything is agreed decide you will both use one lawyer since that's a bit cheaper. At first blush it may seem silly but you cannot share a lawyer. And when you look at the bigger picture that makes very good sense. The primary duty of a lawyer is to be totally loyal to the interests of the clien... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

"Ronald McDonald or Lucretia Borgia? In the Long Run, We Are All Dead"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Ronald McDonald or Lucretia Borgia? * *In the Long Run, We Are All Dead"* by Fred Reed "More fun in the Indispensable Nation: As we have all heard by now, according to Hillary, ardent of becoming National Basilisk, half of Trump’s supporters are evil and the other half losers, deplorables all. That is, she holds half of Americans in contempt. Unsurprisingly she said this in New York, which is barely America, and to a convention of sexual curiosities. I frankly think her admirable. As she coughs, staggers, convulses, lies, pilfers, sells favors and lapses into intermittent confusi... more »

The Economy: "Impoverished by Too Much Money"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Impoverished by Too Much Money"* by Bill Bonner "Author Raúl Ilargi Meijer explains that the ‘entire model our societies have been based on for at least as long as we ourselves have lived is over!’ Meijer again: ‘That’s why there’s Trump… There is no growth. There hasn’t been any real growth for years. All there is left are empty, hollow, sunshiny S&P 500 stock market numbers propped up with ultra-cheap debt and buybacks, and employment figures that hide untold millions hiding from the labor force. And most of all, there’s debt, public as well as private, that has served to keep ... more »

Top U.S. Air Force General: 'Expects War-Related Operations To Continue For Decades To Come'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein speaks with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody during the Secretary of the Air Force Spouse and Family Forum at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) *Military.com*: *Air Force Chief Sees Decades of More War Operations* The U.S. Air Force's top officer said he expects the high pace of war-related operations to continue for decades to come. "We've been deploying now for 15 years," Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said. "We've probably got 15, 20 years to go." His comments came Wednesday ... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Keith Chester

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 10 hours ago
Keith Chester This week I interviewed Keith Chester who literally wrote the book on the Foo Fighters called *Strange Company*. These were things, balls of light, maybe craft that harassed pilots as it turned out, on both sides of the Second World War. The Allied high command were so concerned with these reports that they created four separate investigations in their attempts to find out what was being seen and to learn if this was some sort of Axis weapons system that would change the course of the air war. There was one thing that became clear and underscored something that I have ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Soot Busters'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
SOOT BUSTERS Posted on October 20, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. Oct. 20, 2016. NYS District Court of Freddie Scullin [Bones] pulled another dirty corporate “my’trick”. A day after the verdict on October 14, 2016 was in, which let off all the INDIAN Detail mercs for their criminal enterprise at onondaga, all the evidence and exhibits was boxed and sent to the plaintiffs. I-81

WikiLeaks: Jane Sanders Begged Bernie Not To Support Hillary

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An email released by WikiLeaks on Thursday reveals that Jane Sanders begged her husband Bernie not to endorse Hillary Clinton. “I just talked to the Gov [of Vermont] and his Political Dir. He called Bernie a few hours ago and said he’s endorsing you, Madame Secretary,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook wrote Secretary Clinton on May 20, 2015. “Apparently Jane Sanders has now called him twice and begged him to change his mind and he’s stood firm,” he also wrote. “This was a bold move for him so it would be great if you can call and say thanks,” Mook urged Clinton. WikiLeaks email... more »

Islamic State Is Claiming To Have Shot Down An A-10 In Syria. The Pentagon Is Denying This Story

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
US Air Force members troubleshoot an electronic error on an A-10 Thunderbolt II on April 25, 2007, on the flight line at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. US Air Force *IBTimes:* *ISIS Shoots Down American Plane? Pentagon Denies A-10 Aircraft Shot By Islamic State Group In Syria* The Pentagon is reportedly denying the Islamic State group's claim it shot down a U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt jet aircraft near a Syrian town Thursday morning, according to Reuters. The news comes as Iraqi security forces battle ISIS in Mosul with help from the United States. A Pentagon spokesperson also said all aircraf... more »

Are We On The Verge of A U.S. - Russia Cyberwar?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Cyberwar games at the United States Military Academy. (Photo: Michael Falco for The New York Times) *Trevor Timm, The Guardian*: *If the US hacks Russia for revenge, that could lead to cyberwar* *The US should attempt to de-escalate tensions by negotiating some form of international cyber treaty before this gets out of control* That’s the CIA’s brilliant plan for stopping Russian cyber-attacks on the US and their alleged interference with the US election? Apparently, some in the agency want to escalate tensions between the two superpowers even more and possibly do the same thing ri... more »

Is Russia Violating The I.N.F. Treaty

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
An Iskander cruise missile similar to the ones Russia recently moved into Kaliningrad is test-fired in April. *RFE*: *U.S. Calls For Meeting With Russia Over Missile Treaty Dispute* WASHINGTON -- The United States has called for a special meeting with Russia over alleged violations of a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty, a policy reversal that echoes deepening U.S. fears about Moscow's intentions. The planned meeting of the Special Verification Commission, scheduled in the near future, focuses new attention on concerns about the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treat... more »

Modular Reactors: A Bad Idea

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
The Guardian is pushing modular nuclear reactors by promoting the misinformation that nuclear power plants emit no emissions: Debbie Carlson. 16 October 2016. This new technology could save the troubled nuclear power industry. The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/16/safer-small-nuclear-reactors-power-plant-technology ... Nuclear power plants emit no emissions, but existing designs have become too costly to be a popular solution for climate change. The new technology has gotten significant funding from investors such as Bill Gates… The entire uran... more »

Mosul Attack “Faster then Planned”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
**Mosul attack faster than planned: Iraq PM* The offensive to seize back Mosul from Islamic State is going faster than planned, according to Iraq's prime minister, as Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new military operation to clear villages on the city's outskirts. **Iraq PM hails swift progress of Mosul offensive * **Mosul Operation Advancing 'More Quickly' Than Expected, Iraqi Prime Minister Says* **Independent- ISIS Retreats as Army Gains Faster then Expected* http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/mosul-offensive-latest-isis-retreat-army-gains-faster-than-expe... more »

Fukushima Daiichi October 20, 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Fukushima Daiichi 5:13 Sunrise over Daiichi Futaba Cam Several hours later pink glow persists over plant:

World News Briefs -- October 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Mosul offensive going faster than planned, Iraqi PM says* The offensive to seize back Mosul from Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday, as Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new military operation to clear villages on the city's outskirts. Howitzer and mortar fire started at dawn, hitting a group of villages held by Islamic State about 10-20 km (6-12 miles) from Mosul, while helicopters flew overhead, according to Reuters reporters at two frontline locations north and east of Mosul. To the sound of machine gun fire and exp... more »

Ever heard of China’s “five don’ts of academic publishing?”

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
No country is immune to misconduct — but some are being more proactive than others. China, for one, has issued a policy dubbed the “5 don’ts of academic publishing,” which appear to specifically target the ways in which researchers have subverted the peer-review process or hired outsiders to help them with their manuscripts. An announcement signed […] The post Ever heard of China’s “five don’ts of academic publishing?” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

American Exceptionalism Has No Place In The World

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Americans can’t be the policemen of the world, not with Russia and China around. Americans have to realize that what lies beyond the horizon is not the ‘wild west’ but the ‘old world’ from which the Pilgrims escaped. American exceptionalism and the drive toward a unipolar world does not fare well with the old world. Countries like Russia and China have seen it all before. Empires that once ruled the world have come and gone. The new replaces the old, which was once new. The tyranny of exceptionalism is what led people to flee the old world for the new in America. Neither Trump nor ... more »

Putin Sends Armed Fleet Towards UK In Face-off With Royal Navy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The UK Ministry of Defence has warned that a military conflict with Russia is firmly on the cards after President Putin deployed military aircraft towards England. The Russian aircraft carrier fleet has moved into the North Sea as it looks set to join Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s bombing campaign against ISIS militants in Aleppo, Syria. Much to the dismay of the West, Putin has warned that any interference by Western leaders in his bombing campaign against ISIS will result in World War 3. Dailymail.co.uk reports: The Russians are trying to divide the Royal Navy’s efforts to ... more »

Rough Sleepers In Nottinghamshire Threatened With £100 Fines

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Homeless people in two affluent suburbs in England’s, Nottinghamshire, have been threatened with £100 fines. Rushcliffe Borough Council says that rough sleepers have been “causing a nuisance”, and as such fixed penalty notices would be used as a last resort Those failing to pay the initial £100 notice could be prosecuted, with the maximum fine being £1,000. Rushcliffe is using powers introduced in 2014,Public Spaces Protection Orders ( PSPO), which allow councils to ban certain activities if they have “a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality”. The Publi... more »

Early Voting In Florida Shows Trump Winning Election By Landslide

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Democratic stronghold Florida looks set to overwhelmingly vote in Donald Trump, with early ballot counts showing a Republican landslide win in the State. Even though President Obama won Florida twice during the 2008 and 2012 elections, the must-win state looks set to become a Republican stronghold. Thegatewaypundit.com reports: Florida is a must-win state for Donald Trump to declare victory on election day and the good news is that he’s off to a very good start. In fact, his lead in early voting there is a first for Republicans. The News Alert blog reports: Florida Shocker: Republ... more »

Pentagon Stunned As Clinton Reveals Nuclear Secrets During Debate

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Pentagon officials are said to be furious after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed details about nuclear intelligence during Wednesday nights presidential debate. Clinton felt it appropriate to disclose U.S. Special Access Program intelligence on national television, much to dismay of officials in the Department of Defense. Libertynews.com reports: According to sources within the Department of Defense speaking under anonymity, Clinton likely violated at least two Dept. of Defense SAP protocols during the debate by announcing on live television the United States Go... more »

Stomp on THAAD!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
In its arrogance and desperate rush to encircle China and Russia with so-called 'missile defense' systems, the US is successfully driving formerly conservative communities in rural South Korea into the arms of the peace movement. As you can see in this short music video the people are learning the songs and dances that are such a big part of Korean progressive movement culture and they are having fun. The US has a 'no holds barred' strategy as Washington-London-Brussels-Paris-Berlin know that their window of control of the planet is closing. China and Russia (being now joined b...more »

As You Were, Troops

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
To no one's surprise, the Expoiting Grief to Attack Abortion Rights Bill was defefeated yesterday by a vote of 76 for, 209 against. No Liberals voted for it. Of the Conniving Party leader hopefuls, Scheer, Trost and O'Toole voted in favour of it, as did the usual Fetus Fetishists like Warawa, Albrecht, Genuis, and Viersen the Dominionist. Bernier, Leitch and Obhrai were not present. Chong and Kent voted against, and Rempel abstained (?). By weird or karmic coincidence, just before that vote there was a vote on another human rights bill, C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Righ... more »

Joe and Mika trash pundit consensus!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016Live and direct from The Realm of the Crazy Ridiculous:* Joe and Mika started right in trashing last evening's consensus. You can watch them doing so in today's opening segment. (Scroll ahead to roughly 5:00.) The peculiar pair rebelled against last evening's pundit consensus, in which Trump was trashed for failing to pre-endorse the outcome of next month's election. Does Trump seem weirdly loyal to Putin? That's how Joe and Mika often seem in relation to Candidate Trump! That said, we ourselves weren't blown away by Trump's widely denounced comments. ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*USA Today*: *How the U.S.-led coalition transformed Iraq's army into a fighting force* Two years ago Iraq’s military all but collapsed as Islamic State militants swept into their country, seizing Mosul and other key towns and villages. Many Iraqi soldiers simply abandoned their equipment and fled. At the time, the Islamic State looked invincible, while the Iraqi forces were demoralized, poorly trained and ill-equipped. Today, Iraq’s military has a string of victories behind it and is on the verge of charging into Mosul, the militants’ last stronghold in Iraq. This time, the Isla... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Elders and millennials congregate

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*Elders and millennials congregate* by ÉirePort Elders and millennials congregate. Fathoms are spanned. Higher Schools are achieved. Entrance exams are passed. The next university has opened. ÉirePort | October 20, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-Au

Terrorists Shell Humanitarian Corridor As Civilians Try To Flee Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Al-Nusra terrorists have shelled a ‘humanitarian corridor’ which had been set up to allow civilians to escape from Eastern Aleppo. The shelling came from the rebel controlled area amid a ceasefire that had been declared the by Syrian military and Russian Air Force. RT reports: At least six mortar shells were fired into the ‘humanitarian corridor’ by militants in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of eastern Aleppo. Small arms fire was also directed at a Syrian Army checkpoint, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. The exit from the corridor is approximately 200 meters from Islamist positi... more »

Are the Parties Losing the People?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Bernie Sanders speaks to the Democratic Party's natural constituency at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Will the Party serve these people, or ask them to serve the Party?* *by Gaius Publius* *Note: This is not about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It's about change and the status quo.* I want to take a preliminary look at a larger topic than just this election, a topic I'll return to at length after the election. This first look will lean on Matt Taibbi's recent take on the apparently crashing Trump campaign. In a longer piece, I'll add more of my own analysis. *"People ... more »

Watch "CNN Admits to Being "the Biggest Ones Promoting" Hillary Clinton's Campaign" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Nc5p5mD08D4 "We couldn't help her (Hillary Clinton) any more than we have.." Likewise the BBC?

Debate & Switch III: The Ultimate Clump

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
For those of you who wisely missed the big event, here's a condensed and creative but essentially accurate transcript of Wednesday's final "debate" between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Pitching the softballs at Team Clump was Chris Wallace of Fox News. *Chris*: I want to drill right down.... like an oil rig in fragile, shallow Arctic waters. No audience participation will be tolerated. What -- you thought this was a participatory democracy and the debates weren't funded and controlled by the corporations that own the place? So shut up already, and let these two plutocrats spew ... more »

Researcher pegged for misconduct in 11 papers earns 2nd retraction

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A cancer journal has retracted a paper by a researcher who doctored data in 11 studies, according to a report by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI). According to an investigation report released by the ORI last year, all 11 studies co-authored by Girija Dasmahapatra, formerly based at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, will […] The post Researcher pegged for misconduct in 11 papers earns 2nd retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Homeless In NYC Reaches Record High

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The number of people staying at homeless shelters in New York City has, for the first time ever, exceeded 60,000, according to new official data. Data by the Department of Homeless Services said that the New York City’s shelter population accepted 60,017 people on Tuesday night. Almost 24,000 homeless children were sleeping in shelters, with the adult population exceeding 36,000. Press TV reports: According to a separate report by the New York Daily News on Tuesday, homelessness has reached such levels in the city that nearly one in 10 of New York City’s school children was homeles... more »

Libyans Mourn Former Life Under Colonel Gaddafi

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Libya’s ex-leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is being missed by residents in the capital Tripoli. Five years after Gaddafi was lynched by a mob with the help of NATO air-strikes, the people of Libya have grown weary of life in the war torn country. Ousting Gaddafi has resulted in chaos and perpetual bloodshed rather than freedom and prosperity. The choice between another military dictatorship or Islamic extremists fighting militias for control does not sit well with a people who once enjoyed the better life under former revolutionary dictator Colonel Gaddafi. Constant power cuts, pric... more »

Talking and dreaming

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
I am alive 24 seven and not working a shift that makes me a genius talkling and dreaming talking and dreaming like I was alive not just a sixth sense

Russia Conducts Missile Exercises Near Western Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© Dmitriy Rogulin/TASS *TASS*: *Crews of Iskander-M tactical missile systems practice strikes in west Russia* The drills involved about 100 servicemen and more than 20 pieces of combat hardware of a missile formation of the Western Military District MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. Crews of Russia’s Iskander-M tactical missile systems have held drills at the Luzhsky practice range in the Western Military District as part of a final check in the 2016 training year, the district’s press office said on Thursday. "During the check, the district’s command assessed the commanders’ ability t... more »

Ten Russian Warships Are Passing Through The English Channel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The HMS Richmond has reported the Russian fleet is heading south towards the Dover strait while several NATO vessels are being deployed to keep the flotilla under surveillance. Meanwhile Vladimir Putin has recalled two corvettes from the Mediterranean to divide the Royal Navy's response to his aircraft carrier provocatively sailing down the British coastline *Daily Mail:* *The Russians ARE coming! Putin's armed fleet heads for Dover as Moscow moves ships from the Med to square up to Royal Navy vessels in 'Operation Sea Fist' * * The Admiral Kuznetsov is conducting flight operation... more »

Turkey Claims Massive Air Strikes Killed Up To 200 U.S.-Backed Kurdish Fighters In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Turkey Strikes Syrian Kurds as Multifaceted Conflict Rages On* *Turkey says it killed up to 200 YPG fighters, but Kurds put casualties at 15* ISTANBUL—Turkish jets bombed U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State overnight, as Ankara and Washington’s competing priorities in the multi-sided Syria conflict strain ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. There were conflicting reports about what was hit, and the death tolls varied significantly. As many as 200 Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, fighters were killed in 26... more »

Two things about the debate...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*which have nothing to do with anything that was said.* *If you watched the debate, there is no reason for me to insult your intelligence by telling you what was said. It's one of my pet peeves with talking heads who, after any event, jump in to explain what I just heard. And if you were unlucky enough to have been watching the CNN feed, the chatter was so anti-Trump as to be laughable. * Aside from Clinton's right eye going wonky (you had to really be looking for it), I noticed a difference in the mics. Don't you find it odd that didn't have the same mic? Second, they had some... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Michael Moore secretly made a movie about Donald Trump, and now he's premiering it Mystery Deepens Around Fate Of Julian Assange Donald Trump is bringing Obama's estranged half-brother to the final presidential debate Some students abducted by Boko Haram may have been radicalized and are now refusing to leave their captors A judge who handled 'El Chapo' Guzmán's extradition was killed in Mexico, and the kingpin's lawyer says he had nothing to do with it Saudis, China Dump Treasuries; Foreign Central Banks Liquidate A Record $346 Billion In US Paper From 'Socialist U... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 14 hours ago
NOTE: My normal posting time has come, only to find me under the influence of both health and cable problems. The cable problems seem by now to have been banished but too late for me to read much. There is a fair chance that I might be back in normal action by this time tomorrow. My health problem is a post operative infection in the wound site -- most probably golden staph. I am on 300 mg of clindamycin 6 hourly so that should help. I can control the pain with di-gesic pretty well but I have to be cautious about sepsis so my next recourse may have to be a vancomycin drip. Ei... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
NOTE: Once again my normal posting time has come, only to find me still under the influence of both health and cable problems. The cable problems seem by now to have been banished but too late for me to read much. There is a fair chance that I might be back in normal action by this time tomorrow. My health problem is a post operative infection in the wound site -- most probably golden staph. I am on 300 mg of clindamycin 6 hourly so that should help. I can control the pain with di-gesic pretty well but I have to be cautious about sepsis so my next recourse may have to be a vanc... more »

Europe Facing Pivotal Elections In The Coming Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting* The region is entering an election supercycle in which anti-immigrant parties are likely to score substantial gains. As Europeans assess the fallout from the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, they face a series of elections that could equally shake the political establishment. In the coming 12 months, four of Europe’s five largest economies have votes that will almost certainly mean serious gains for right-wing populists and nationalists. Once seen as fringe groups, France’s National Front, Italy’s Five Star ... more »

Wind To Supply 20% Of Global Power By 2030?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/10/wind-to-supply-20-per-cent-of-global-power-needs-by-2030-report.html?cmpid=enl_PEI_Digest_2016-10-20&eid=296412419&bid=1562043 From PEI: Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of the world’s power needs by 2030, according to new analysis. In its latest Wind Energy Outlook, released this week, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicted that worldwide wind capacity could reach 2110 GW […]

Alarmist Scientists Are Trying To Hide The Good News That The Planet Is Getting Greener

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/10/19/ala/ Dellers writes for Breitbart: Alarmist scientists are trying to cover up the good news that rising CO2 levels are making the planet turn greener. And that even includes one of the scientists who made the discovery in the first place. The discovery was first announced in 2012 in […]

Mosul Campaign Day Three, Oct 19, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
On the third day of the Mosul campaign there was a decided slowdown in the pace of events. That was mostly by design as the Peshmerga halted their operations, and some of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were to shift from the south to the east to take off from where the Kurds stopped. At the same time, IS was putting up a tougher defense in the south. The last two days were a period of pause and transition in the effort to re-take Mosul. The Peshmerga halted on October 18 along the Irbil-Mosul road in the Khazir district as part of the battle plan. They are preparingto attack the... more »

Canada Backs Away From Porposals That Would Change How It Votes In Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a meeting with members of the China Entrepreneur Club with at Willson House in Chelsea, Quebec, Canada, October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie *Reuters:* *Canada's Trudeau backs away from electoral reform promise* Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday indicated he was backing away from his pledge to reform Canada's electoral system after political opponents accused him of trying to rig it to benefit his ruling Liberal Party. Trudeau took power last November vowing to scrap Canada's first-past-the-post system, which allows a... more »

Its over

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I gave the command to listen better on the Ipod and the stats indicate I was a poor leader. I may face criminal justice for saying I love Van Morrison. This is the world today where millions of lawyers have nothing to do.

baby I love you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
it dont matter agist anti matter an time travel even if all that where true you remaind a particualar matter and no human I have seen is a spectaulor as you and thats a big thing to me as I dont know what to do when I see a beauty fawing directley at you if time exists

I am so tired

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
so tired of eveything being presented as the right wy we do not know enought' to give a fuck' and a thousand years of the same way

Aleppo: Provisional Ceasefire via LiveSurveillance Cam and Drone Footage

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
RT: Livestream videos from web cameras installed along ‘humanitarian corridors’ in Aleppo, as well as real time drone footage, are now available at Russia’s MoD website, providing a closer look at what is happening in the city amid a provisional ceasefire. Online Monitoring in Aleppo City via Cam and Drone Live Streaming- Link to Russian Defence Ministry Site - English Watching Kastello Road presently- the shadows are long indicating late afternoon early evening- Cars, vans and buses being checked. You can also view the Masharka checkpoint. There are, what appears to be, 3 views fo... more »

No THAAD Peace Walk Event in Brunswick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
- It's been hard to keep up with the blog during the walk. Not only have there been days, especially in rural Maine, with no Internet connection but I also got sick. I found it almost impossible to sleep more than 3-4 hours each night despite being exhausted from walking all day. Then one night I got a fever and sweated buckets. So on Tuesday I walked in the morning and then came home and slept 13 hours. I missed the walk into Brunswick on Wednesday and just stayed in bed most of the day although I did post a couple videos below. Then last night I att... more »

Philippine President Duterte Says U.S. Has Lost. Will Align With China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says U.S. 'has lost'* Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally Washington deteriorate. "In this venue, your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States,... more »

Half Of U.S Adults Are In A Police Facial-Recognition Database

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Atlantic*: *Half of American Adults Are in Police Facial-Recognition Databases* *Cities and states are investing in biometric scanning technology, with few laws in place to restrict what they can do with it.* If you’re reading this in the United States, there’s a 50 percent chance that a photo of your face is in at least one database used in police facial-recognition systems. Police departments in nearly half of U.S. states can use facial-recognition software to compare surveillance images with databases of ID photos or mugshots. Some departments only use facial-recognition ... more »

Chem paper “the product of intentional, knowing, or reckless falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism”

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A journal has retracted a study after an institutional investigation concluded that it was riddled with misconduct. According to the retraction notice in RSC Advances, the first author submitted the paper without the knowledge of the other two co-authors, and the paper was falsified, fabricated, and plagiarized. The notice cites a probe at the University of Tennessee […] The post Chem paper “the product of intentional, knowing, or reckless falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Ridiculous And Laughable US Election Campaign: The Third Presidential Debate Between Psychotic Clinton And Drumpf, My Take...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I was a bit under the weather yesterday, and decided not to post any new material here... I find that if I am sick then I have a rough time sitting in front of my computer and typing out reports and articles.... However, I did take a few Advils and decided to actually turn on the Talmudvision last night to watch the third US Presidential "debate" between the mass murdering freak of nature, Killary Clinton, and of course Donald Drumpf.... And what I watched was indeed a ridiculous display of blatant lies, and falsehoods, between these two "candidates".....I figured I would watch the ... more »

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “Celtic Heart”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Justin Hayward, “Celtic Heart” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnVnVWrwwnU

Iran Wants More Money From The U.S. To Release It's American Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon: **Iran Seeking ‘Many Billions of Dollars’ in Ransom to Free U.S. Hostages* *Source close to IRGC puts bounty on remaining U.S. hostages (Updated).* Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several U.S. hostages still being detained in Iran, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled press that are reigniting debate over the Obama administration’s decision earlier this year to pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash. Senior Iranian officials, including the country’s president, have been floatin... more »

Watch "Hillary Supporters Endorse SHARIA LAW in AMERICA!" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
https://youtu.be/oKosd0xJadE I thought the media were sure that it was the Donald Trump supporters that were stupid...

Car lies Boat truth

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
There is no speed limit on the ocean

State Of The Race: Rubio vs Murphy-- Lazy Pundit Jonathan Chait Gets It All Wrong

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The Brits want us to see this film before we vote. He's a really repressible, profoundly ignorant man. And so are his supporters. Monday I watched the Florida Senate debate between Republican incumbent Marco Rubio, a slick career politician with big ambitions, and Patrick Murphy, surely one of the stupidest and worthless men to have ever served in Congress and recently voted among the least effective members of Congress. Rubio was a far better debater and a somewhat more appealing candidate. Murphy looked like he would start crying when Rubio hit him with accusations he had no an... more »

Born On Earth, Humane With The Freedom To Love

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*We have all been born on Earth, with the potential to be humane and live our lives in the freedom inherit in love.* M.N. Hopkins


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Freedom is an illusion and if your rich your trapped in rings of security and the people on the wors barrios are living a human life better than you Its lonely at the top and humans are social animals so being the grey monster is not good

A Classic Example

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Last night proved beyond a doubt that Donald Trump has his foot to the floor and is headed to the wall. He has offended women mightily. Last night's vow to repeal Roe v. Wade will add to the Access Hollywood debacle. But, along with women, he's also mobilized Latinos and African Americans against him. E.J. Dionne writes: The states on Clinton's new target list include Arizona and, of all places, Texas. In Nevada, the polling is mixed, though Clinton seems to have gained ground. A Monmouth University Poll released Tuesday put Clinton ahead of Trump here by seven points. Trump was u... more »

World’s longest subsea power link to generate at least £1.3bn income for National Grid

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Green Sand http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/10/18/worlds-longest-subsea-power-link-to-earn-national-grid-at-least/ From the Telegraph: National Grid is to be guaranteed a minimum of £1.3bn income for building the world’s longest subsea power cable to import electricity from Norway. Energy regulator Ofgem on Tuesday announced plans for consumers to guarantee the utility giant at least £53m […]

DIY Quidditch Pitch

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
One of the most magical moments in Harry Potter for me was when he first learned to play Quidditch. Learning about the Quaffle, the Bludgers and that little Golden Snitch really made the Wizarding World that extra bit of fun. I have never been much of athletic person, but I have always wanted to play Quidditch. When my daughter requested a Harry Potter party for her birthday this year, I knew that it was time to live out my Quidditch dreams. One of the activities for the party is going to be real live Quidditch. I mean, as real live as Quidditch can get when you can't actually fly ... more »

Thousand mile stare at Trump

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Exculisve unobtainable Canada Eh Tee This is my response to a post on a neat new blog I enjoy. It has lawyers guns and money. The author does a hands up dont shoot takedown of the Donald. I am all Donald lives matter. Years before Trump applied to be President I derided him as a symbol of the worst of American grifters. That was before the Clintons made him look like a three tent carnival barker. The Arab spring has proven there is no democratic heart beating in middle east revolutions. There is no non radical Syrian opposition. Its Sharia law or death. Cynics would say Alleppo is i... more »

Hawkings thinkingaboot AI

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
He thinks it could be humanities biggest disaster, worse than thermonuclear war. The race between technology and common sense was lost centuries ago.

LNG in British Columbia, New Timelines, FIDs Coming in 2025-2027

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 19 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Where to even begin.....Let's start with run-up to election 2013... Christy Clark lagging and sagging in the polls created BC's biggest ever fraudulent election gambit.. The Windfall of LNG...Clark claimed LNG would wipe out BC's debt, eliminate BC's sales tax, pay for new schools and hospitals, pay off crown debt, eliminate tolls, money for First Nations and northern communities and a whopping $100 billion dollar prosperity fund...Christy also claimed LNG would create over 100,000 jobs...A $trillion dollars in economic activity..... *She won the election... more »

As Media Credibility Dies, Obama Announces War on Free Press

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/24369-as-media-credibility-dies-obama-announces-war-on-free-press From The New American: Expressing nostalgia for the days when just three establishment-controlled propaganda organs dominated the public narrative, President Obama lashed out at what he called the “wild, wild west” media landscape that allows non-establishment voices and viewpoints to be heard. Claiming that “censorship” would not be […]

Stephen Wolfram: Idea Makers

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Stephen Wolfram was kind enough to send me Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People, a new July 2016 book with biographies of famous folks around science and computing (with some personal dedication to me, great). I am just starting to read it – have gone through 2 out of the 16 heroes covered in the book – but maybe it is a better opportunity to write a review if we want to avoid all the spoilers. The biographies were written at various points of the recent decade or so. With a bit of self-confidence, I think that you might say that they're an... more »

Musical Interlude: Brian Crain, “Dream Of Flying”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Brian Crain, “Dream Of Flying” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcTRU9SMpVU

A Growing Asian-American Movement Calls for Prison Abolition

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
*[image: (Image: Pixabay; Edited: JR / TO)]* What i am really struck with is that policing is failing to resolve what is a rising culture of violence and is in fact acting as a feedback resonator. Add in the massive prison system and we have a natural cycle of violence mirroring violence for the sake of violence. Underlying all of this is the missing natural community and poverty. I see the three key issues mentioned and those specific issues are naturally resolved with a natural community. Such a community would involve no more than 150 adults. There would exist a natural ... more »

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - Chpt XII - USA Peacefully Invades Inner World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What is so difficult is that all that has been written about an inner earth is at best fiction. Yet i now understand that all the large planets including earth are best understood as hollow in order to conform with my cloud cosmology. Better than that it also conforms with what is coming in from spiritual informants, not least been our first true living informant Swedenborg. What appears impractical using our level of technology is actual passage. P olar openings do not exist on Mars or Earth unless we have been systematically lied to and that is pretty unlikely. Here it acts... more »

Debate Night: Bold Trump Kicked New World Order’s Ass

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Like a boxer confident in his own strength, Donald Trump was calm and confident last night, and when the moment came to strike he landed a series of heavyweight blows on Hillary Clinton. Her campaign, already wobbling after weeks of leaks and exposés, is now on the canvas. Trump, the “pied piper” candidate who Hillary expected to swat aside, stood ramrod straight and battered the establishment favorite, expertly targeting her weak spots. The New World Order, having banked the bullion on a Clinton presidency, is now shaking in its jackboots. Trump won the night and won big. Unruffle... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
India still has work to do on rule of law under Prime Minister Narendra Modi https://t.co/onSKZDefqV 🔓 pic.twitter.com/gUXtuEOG3u — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 20, 2016

Why The U.S. Air Force Still Flies Cold-War Era Planes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A U-2 plane at an airbase in South Korea. Reuters *Audra Wolf, The Atlantic*: *Why the U.S. Military Still Flies Cold-War Era Planes* *The U-2 shows how old technologies die hard.* On the morning on Tuesday, September 20, just after 9:01 a.m. local time, two pilots ejected from a U.S. Air Force training flight above California’s Sutter Buttes, just north of Sacramento. One of them, Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie, died; the other, whose name has not been released, is recovering. Though tragic, crashes during training flights are perhaps unavoidable. What’s more surprising is that these pilo... more »

DARPA's New Drone Will Be Able To Supply Or Deliver Troops And Supplies In Rugged Terrain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: Impressive. Looking forward to a working model.

OPEC Has Lost Control Of The Oil Market

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A gas flame near the Khurais oilfield, Saudi Arabia. PHOTO: REUTERS *Wall Street Journal*: *Trimming Oil Output Won’t Keep OPEC States Afloat* *American frackers have put petrostates like Saudi Arabia under serious pressure, making reform—or revolution—more likely.* Since late last month, when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to cut oil production for the first time in eight years, the market chatter has revolved around the bloc’s credibility. The final details of the reduction must still be worked out, leading analysts to wonder: Will the cutback actual... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Russian pilot stands next to a Mi-8AMSht military helicopter at Hmeymim airbase in Syria. © SPUTNIK/ DMITRY VINOGRADOV

Electric Universe - Space News - Pluto just got wierd--er...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 23 hours ago
Pluto is a diverse outer solar system set of self-orbiting rocks... but it also displays Electric Universe properties and has an x-ray signature associated with a comet-like corona extending many times the times of the planet indicating interaction with the solar wind. Pluto's probably going to show similar plasmatic stretch marks and birthing pains of a planet like Mars or Venus with its vast flat areas of *electric machining* and distinct lines of *electric cratering* which can agglomerate into vast equatorial canyons like Mars' Valles Marineris or Earth's Grand Canyon - *both e... more »

Another Failed North Korean Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
First unveiled as an indigenous missile at a military parade in Pyongyang in October 2010, Musudan missile has a theoretical range of anywhere between 2,500 and 4,000 km ©KCNA via KNS (KCNA via KNS/AFP/File) *Reuters:* *Another North Korea missile fails after launch, say U.S. and South Korea* North Korea test-fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile threats. The missile was believed to be an intermediate-range ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What's going on in the center of this spiral galaxy? Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance include an unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. *Click image for larger size.* Billions of old stars cause the diffuse glow of the extended central bulge. Close inspection of the bulge in the above photograph shows many points of light that are actua... more »

Chet Raymo, “In The Sweet By And By”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“In The Sweet By And By”* by Chet Raymo “In the Bahamas there's a saying: Everbody wanna go to hebben, but nobody wanna die. I suppose you could find the same expression anywhere in the world. It's one of those universal axioms, a cognitive dissonance the human species has learned to live with. We want to live forever, but there's always that nagging fear that death is final. When someone comes along promising eternal life, we are quick to jump on board, to buy into the program, to make our Pascal's Wager with a generous tithe. The Keys of the Kingdom have always been the ultimate...more »

Conservatives Rejoice At The Criminally Low Social Security Cost Of Living Increase But Want Even Bigger Cuts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*AKA-- A Bitter Way* One of Chris Wallace's debate topics tonight was "Debt and Entitlements," which is how conservatives frame their arguments for cutting Social Security and Medicare. The moron who ran the VP debate last month also read a card someone gave her that implied that Social Security would "run out of mone," a falsify conservatives never tire of pushing on low-info/low-intelligence media folks like Elaine Quijano. As Social Security Works pointed out after Quijano stumbled into it, "This bogus framing sets up Social Security as a problem to be solved, not a solution to ... more »

Call of Cthulhu Actual Play: The Case of Mister Nichols Part 1

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
This adventure writeup is a little different, taking the form of the note characters might take while pursuing a case. \

Hidden in Plain Sight – The Global Depopulation Agenda

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - The effects are all around you, and it is high time to put up some kind of resistance. The post Hidden in Plain Sight – The Global Depopulation Agenda appeared first on Waking Times.

Surveying the cratered landscape of Taiwan's tourism industry

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: DSC_0025] *My friend Dom peers out over the ruins of bed and breakfasts strewn across the hills of Miaoli* It's said in the media, so it must be true. A recent iteration: Since the May inauguration of the new president Tsai Ing-wen from the anti-mainland side of Taiwanese politics, China has turned off the tap. *Chinese group tours are down 40 per cent, hitting the central and southern regions of the island hard.* Skipping over the extremely stupid formulation "anti-mainland", let's see how hard hit our island has been. Although they are not used by the international media ... more »

4 Signs Wikileaks is a Government Managed Election-Year PsyOp

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Isaac Davis* - Something doesn't add up, even thoug some important information is being revealed. The post 4 Signs Wikileaks is a Government Managed Election-Year PsyOp appeared first on Waking Times.

Five Think-Tanks Give Their Proposals On What The Pentagon Should Buy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., Breaking Defense:** New Threats Spark DoD Spending Debate: Thinktanks Ponder $2 Trillion In Options* WASHINGTON: If you were hoping, after a bitterly contentious presidential campaign, that at least we’d have consensus on national defense spending…tough luck. Instead, teams from five leading thinktanks — spanning the political spectrum but all using the same budget simulator — came up with a more than $2 trillion spread of options. They ... more »

MENA Watch ....... October 19-20 , 2016...... Items Of focus 1) Libya Items : Internal Political Developments ; International Politics De Jour ; State Of Play - Battlefields.2) Turkey In Focus : "As Erdogan Turns " So Turns Turkey ; Purge Updates ; EU-Turkey Deal Updates ; Additional Items Of Note. 3) Iraq - Mosul Operation Updates In Primary focus , Turkey Trying To Elbow Its Way Into The Operation - Despite Iraq Opposition. 4) Syria Updates - Primary focus International Political Items & Aleppo. 5) Saudi Arabia - Bond Sale Primary focus , Yemen , Additional News Of Note

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Libya..... 10/20..... *Alwasat* ‏@alwasatengnews 1h 1 hour ago State Council issues directive to employees to avoid its HQ for their own safety. #Libyahttp://alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/121684/ … *Alwasat* ‏@alwasatengnews 1h 1 hour ago #Libya's neighboring countries say they reject any form of foreign intervention. http://alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/121672/ … *Alwasat* ‏@alwasatengnews 1h 1 hour ago #Libya requests #Italy's help in combating illegal migration and terrorism http://alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/121715/ … *Alwasat* ‏@alwasatengnews 33s 3... more »

Hillary Clinton Under Fire For Framing Assange As ‘Pedo Russian Spy’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Not content with being responsible for Julian Assange’s ongoing arbitrary detention, the US deep state has been linked by internet sleuths to a vicious attempt to frame him as a pedophile – and the paper trail leads all the way to Hillary Clinton. The vast and elaborate smear campaign – designed to frame Assange as not just a pedophile but also a Russian spy – was slowly unraveled last night by ingenious Reddit users set upon defending the WikiLeaks founder’s honor. Having felt the tip of Hillary’s America on the verge of thrusting far past his prostate, Julian Assange may just ha... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We ate, we slept, we formed our kaleidoscopic relationships and marched ever forward. We licked chocolate from our fingers. We arranged flowers in vases. We inspected our backsides when we tried on new clothes. We gave ourselves over to art. We elected officials and complained. We stood up for home runs. We marked life passages in ceremonies we attended with impatience and pride. We reached out for new love when what we had died, confessing our unworthiness, confessing our great need. We felt at times that perhaps we really were visitors from another planet. We occasionally wonder... more »

The Third Presidential Debate - Thoughts off the Top

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Final Debate* So Clinton showed up for the debate contrary to some rumours. But will this debate even matter? Hopefully, moderator Chris Wallace can keep the debaters from sliding into the muck. *First Question to Clinton about the Supreme Court* She's "standing up for women's rights LGTB communities"..."dark unaccountable money" She sounds like she's reading from cue cards or a teleprompter. They're letting her go around and around. It's not a speech it's supposed to be a debate. Trump mentions Judge Ginsburg recently had to apologize for an inappropriate remark made about h... more »

Labour Weekend Ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Yes, sorry to spoil your routine but this week it’s a Thursday Morning Ramble. It’s a Thursday Morning Ramble because I had a lot of things I still wanted to present, and with a long weekend starting tomorrow for some of us, too little time to present them otherwise. So let’s go…* [image: CARtoon-tax] “The second three years of the Supercity could be called the ‘profligate’ years. Within a few days of the 2013 election Len Brown became a lame duck second term mayor after his philandering became public. With no possibility of a third term Brown decided he must leave a ‘legacy... more »

Congress Wants More Money For The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
F-35. YouTube *Defense News*: *House Lawmakers Push for More F-35 Funding in FY17 Budget* WASHINGTON — The defense-policy and -spending bills are at a standstill on Capitol Hill, but 70 House lawmakers are hoping that when Congress returns after the election, they can press appropriators to boost the total F-35 purchase for fiscal year 2017. In an Oct. 4 letter to House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ, and the subcommittee’s top Democrat, Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana, the lawmakers advocated for F-35 production increases, citing the impac... more »

US Grant 9,000 ISIS Fighters Entry Into Syria To Topple Assad

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The US and Saudi Arabia have granted free passage to over 9,000 ISIS militants into Syria in order to help them topple President Bashar al-Assad. ISIS State militants will be allowed to pass through the Iraqi city of Mosul into eastern regions of Syria in order to fight against the Syrian government. “More than 9,000 Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) militants will be redeployed from Mosul to the eastern regions of Syria to carry out a major offensive operation, which involves capturing Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra,” a military-diplomatic source told RIA Novosti. Farsnews.com rep... more »

Scientists Accidentially Discover Method Of Turning Air Into Fuel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
American scientists have discovered a mechanism for converting air into fuel, potentially revolutionising the energy industry. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory accidentally discovered a way to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol using nanotechnology. “We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said Adam Rondinone, author of a study in the journal ChemistrySelect. “We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that the catalyst was doing the entire reaction on its own.” Cbslocal.com reports: Popular Mechanics rep... more »

Analyst: Election Rigging Is An American Tradition

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Election rigging is an “all-American” tradition, according to political analyst and activist Myles Hoenig. US Republican nominee Donald Trump’s claims that the DNC is rigging the election to secure a Hillary Clinton presidency may not be all that far fetched, according to a recent interview with Hoenig. Presstv.com reports: “Stephen Lendman, writer and political commentator, goes back to 1820 to show how long ago this practice has been in use. In many of our living memories, we can go back to the Kennedy theft of the 1960 election against Nixon and of course the more recent electi... more »

CIA Spy Software Was Marketed To US Schools

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A controversial surveillance tool used by the CIA was aggressively marketed for use in U.S. public schools in order to spy on students. Geofeedia, an online surveillance tool that enables law enforcement agencies to track and collect information on social media users, was reportedly sold to a high school in Chicago, Illinois. Dailydot.com reports: An Illinois school official confirmed the purchase of the software by phone on Monday. In the fall of 2014, the Lincolnshire-Prairie School District paid Geofeedia $10,000 to monitor the social media posts of children at Adlai E. Stevens... more »

Zapatistas 'May the Earth Tremble at its Core'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. MAY THE EARTH TREMBLE AT ITS CORE Oct. 18, 2016To the people of the world:To the free media:To the National and International Sixth:Convened for the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the National Indigenous Congress and the living resistance of the originary peoples, nations, and tribes of this country called Mexico, of the languages of Amuzgo, Binni-zaá, Chinanteco, Chol, Chontal

All The Rage On The Fringes Of Republicanville: Anyone but McCain & Ryan!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Not likely* Today I received an e-mail from a far right group I hadn't heard much about lately Alipac, with the subject line "'Vote Anyone but McCain & Ryan' Movement Picks Up Steam. Alipac-- Americans for Legal Immigration PAC-- is widely considered one of the most hateful of the anti-immigrant groups. I first heard about them in 2011 when they backed fringe GOP candidates Ken Buck (CO) and Sharon Angle (NV) in failed Senate runs and when they went on a pretty hilarious weeks-long tirade about Lindsey Graham's homosexuality. This was the ad they ran in the Republican primary this ...more »

Zapatistas Words at National Indigenous Congress Oct. 11, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Words of the General Command of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation at the opening of the Fifth Session of the National Indigenous Congress at CIDECI in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, on October 11, 2016 ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION MEXICO October 11, 2016 Compañeros and compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress, Wirrarikarri Brothers and Sisters, Nahua

Has The Islamic State Leadership 'Abandoned' Mosul?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gesture on the outskirt of Bartila east of Mosul during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari *AFP:* *US general claims IS leaders 'abandoning' Mosul* Washington (AFP) - Islamic State group leaders have been fleeing Mosul as US-backed local forces close in on the jihadists' last Iraqi stronghold, a US general said Wednesday. US Army Major General Gary Volesky, who heads the land component command of the US-led coalition to defeat IS, predicted that foreign fighters will end up form... more »

NYPD Kill 66 Year Old Naked Schizophrenic Woman In Her Home

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Schizophrenic Black Lives Matter activist Deborah Danner was fatally shot by police officers responding to a 911 call in the Bronx on Tuesday night. Police Commissioner James O’Neill and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have both condemned the police killing of the emotionally disturbed 66-year-old grandmother. “The shooting of Deborah Danner is tragic and it is unacceptable,” said Mayor de Blasio. Sputnik reports: Deborah Danner was shot twice by sergeant and eight-year NYPD veteran Hugh Barry, who both the mayor and police commissioner say did not follow protocol for dealing wi... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Ibrahim al-Marashi, Al Jazeera*: *The day after the battle for Mosul* *As battle for Mosul begins, Iraq and the US must develop a humanitarian and political strategy before the fighting ends.* In an article I wrote after the fall of Mosul in 2014, I argued that the sentiment of the population of this city under the occupation of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had to be taken account, particularly to know their potential to rebel and resist. As of October 2016 evidence emerged from the city that the citizens of Mosul had begun to resist ISIL forces militarily. *Read... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ....... October 19 , 2016......Quick Hits - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks Modestly Higher ; Europe & Asia Stock Indexes Also Modestly Higher ; Oil Patch Items Of Note ; Comments From Fed Speaker Kaplan ; Saudi Bond Issuance Is Story Of Day From Bond Land. 2) Around The Horn - Europe : Brexit Items ; Spain In Focus ; EU Summit Complicated By Belgium Bombing In Aleppo , Sanctions On Russia Also Looming For EU ; Erdogan Reminds EU That Visa Free Travel Required For Turkey To Secure Refugee Deal , Reminds EU Another I Million Refugees May Flee To Turkey Due To Aleppo ( And From Turkey To Europe ) ; TTIP Still A Bright Red Letter For "The People Of Europe" - Not The Overlords , Protests Over TTIP Ongoing Through Europe ; Despite Efforts To Circumvent Wallonia Region , Belgium Still Unable To Give Approval To CETA - Thus EU Can't Approve CETA ; Odds & Ends For Europe. 3) US Political News For Wednesday.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News...... Asia 10/20.... *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 9m9 minutes ago Australian employment data - big miss. But what will the CPI do? Preview *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 36m36 minutes ago Yen is today's bad hombre, USD/JPY higher in Tokyo *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hour ago PBOC to inject 200bn (100bn 7-day reverse repos, 50bn 14-day, 50bn 28-day) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hour ago PBOC fixes yuan at 6.7311 (prev fix 6.7326, prev close 6.7385) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 3h 3 hours ago JN Japan Buying Foreign Stocks (JPY)... more »

Native Americans Most Likely Group To Be Killed By Cops

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Native Americans are the most likely group to die at the hands of police, yet the media remains silent, with top newspapers hardly reporting on the matter. Democracy Now reports: A new investigation by In These Times explodes myths about who is most likely to die at the hands of police by revealing that, compared to their percentage of the U.S. population, Native Americans were more likely to be killed by police than any other group, including African Americans. It also found that cases of African-American police deaths tend to dominate headlines, while killings of Native people g... more »

U.S. City Issues Rattlesnake Warning To Residents

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Officials in Wichita Falls, Texas, have issued an alert for residents to be on the lookout for rattlesnakes. An increase in the rodent population is drawing in the reptiles from the surrounding areas. USA Today reports: The warning comes the same week that a Florida man reported that a six-foot-long snake slithered out from under the hood of his car during rush hour traffic. While the Wichita Falls snake lookout doesn’t address cars, officials are telling residents to be aware of their surroundings and learn to recognize the different snake species that are likely to be in the are... more »

Against Political Fairy Tales

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Have you seen the latest Ipsos Mori poll? It's grim. The Tories have an 18 point lead over Labour. The last YouGov from a week ago is also pretty depressing. There, Theresa May's clueless Conservatives were on 42% while Labour limps in on 28%. Not good. What also isn't good is the coincident circulation of this. It got wide traction a week ago, and found itself bandied about again, as if in some way it invalidates the polls above. A story. When I was tucked away in Stoke-on-Trent Central's constituency office, I remember an email from an opponent to equal marriage. The author, wh... more »

The Economy: "A 'Black' Anniversary for a 'Black Swan'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A 'Black' Anniversary for a 'Black Swan'”* by Brian Maher “Happy anniversary!” Jim Rickards tweeted this morning, giving our old friend Mr. Market a good razzing. Happy anniversary to what? “Black Monday.” On this date in 1987- 29 years ago- the Dow plunged 22.6%. 508 jolly points in one day. The Dow’s biggest one-day percentage drop ever. “The equivalent today,” Jim noted, “would be a one-day 4,106 point drop to 14,055.” The big question: 29 years later, is history planning a sequel? Consider… Citibank’s tea leaf and bird entrails readers recently cooked up a chart. It compared... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Far-fetched Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"But far-fetched things do happen. In fact, many people's entire lives are completely far-fetched. I think we are constantly surrounded by extraordinary possibilities. Whether we are aware of them or not, whether we choose to act on them or not, they are there. What is offered to us that we choose not to act upon falls by the wayside, and the road that is our life is littered with rejected, ignored and unnoticed opportunities, good and bad. Chance meetings and coincidences become extraordinary only when acted upon. Those that we allow to pass us by are gone forever. We never know w... more »

“Afraid of the Truth: Feeling Threatened”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Afraid of the Truth: Feeling Threatened”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Facing the truth upfront rather than turning from it will keep your life moving in a forward and positive direction. Most of us have had the experience of being in possession of a piece of truth that we were afraid to share because we knew it would not be well received. There are also instances in which we ourselves have been unable to handle some truth confronting us. This might be a small truth, such as not wanting to see that our car needs repairs because we don't want to pay for them, or a large truth, ... more »

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