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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.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

22 October - Blogs I'm Following

11:25 pm MDT

The UK Agrees To Pardon Dead Gay People, But NOT Living Gay People-- What About Gay Zombies?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Here in America, Republican closet case-- door half ajar-- is back on Instagram. "After relinquishing his seat, Schock’s once *very* active social media accounts went completely dark. He stopped posting daily updates about his life on Twitter or sharing half-naked pictures of himself on Instagram. He also stopped posing shirtless on Men’s magazine covers, making public appearances, or granting interviews to media outlets. In fact, one of the only times Schock has been seen in recent months was back in April when he was spotted sipping a fruity cocktail by candlelight with an attra... more »

Hillary is packing them in...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*not really.* I was reading some comments over at Breitbart and someone included a link to the live feed of her Philadelphia rally today (10/22) that was in progress The commenter was poking fun at Hillary having to sit in a chair the whole time Tim Kaine was speaking. When I arrived at Youtube, it was obvious her crowd was quite small. Before continuing, let me say that I've watched many,* many* Trump rallies. His live feed viewership is usually around 30-40 thousand. This morning his Gettysburg speech live feed had over *50 thousand* viewers. So I glanced down at the live fe... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”, Live at Royal Albert Hall, London

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”, Live at Royal Albert Hall, London - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIprTEhr9lE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. *Click image for larger size.* This impressively sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Speaking of Water…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* “Speaking of Water…”* by Chet Raymo “How many water molecules- H2O- are there in the world's oceans? This is the kind of time-wasting calculation I love doing, but I will leave it as an exercise for one of you. Look up the mass of a proton in grams. A water molecule has essentially the mass of 18 protons (hydrogen=1, oxygen=8 protons + 8 neutrons; remember, this is an order of magnitude calculation). A cubic centimeter of water has (by definition) a mass of one gram. Divide for the number of water molecules in a cubic centimeter of water. How many cubic centimeters in the ocean... more »

"Do You Remember?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*Do you remember?* We danced, as the stars flickered to light... "Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes- do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of stars: each time we looked above we were astounded by the swiftness of their daring play, while in our hearts we felt safe and secure watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate, knowing somehow we had survived their fall." - Rainer Maria Rilke “We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dan... more »

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Circles Of Our Lives"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Circles Of Our Lives"* "Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the years, the circles of the seasons within the circles of the years, the cycles of the moon, within the circles of the seasons, the circles of our reasons within the cycles of the moon. Again, again we come and go, changed, changing. Hands join, unjoin in love and fear, grief and joy. The circles turn, each giving into each, into all. Only music keeps us here, each by all the others held. In the hold of hands and eyes we turn in pairs, that joining joining each to all again. And then we turn aside, a... more »

"Surely, You Did Something..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"It's 3:23 A.M. And I'm awake because my great great grandchildren won't let me sleep. They ask me in dreams, 'What did you do while the planet was plundered? What did you do when the earth was unraveling? Surely you did something when the seasons started flailing? As the mammals, reptiles and birds were all dying? Did you fill the streets with protest? When democracy was stolen, what did you do once you knew? Surely, you did something...'" - Drew Dellinger

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Dear Dave Brat: Warning: Being Trump's Boy Is Bad For Your Health-- Guest Post By James Newton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Dave Brat and the Donald. "I'll tell ya, this guy."* *"Noooo... this guy." Thick as thieves, those two* It seems that standing too close to Donald Trump can have an adverse effect on one's brains. To wit, our man Dave Brat. Dave Brat was recently interviewed by the Chesterfield (VA) *Observer* (“Your community newspaper since 1995” ), and a couple things stand out, and they kind of make me worry about him. Seriously. First, this quote from the incumbent representative of the VA-07th: It’s one of the extreme ironies of politics-- if you look at my opponent’s website, it’s full of ... more »

Portland & Wet for 2nd Day

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
It rained the entire 16 miles into Portland today but our spirits remained high with the addition of new walkers. The Friends School was luckily available to us for a sheltered lunch stop just half way to Portland and thanks to Sukie Rice and Leslie Manning for providing us with a lovely meal. We sat at the desks of the 7th grade class to eat and were asked to leave each of the students a note about each of us. A nice surprise will be waiting for the students when they return to school on Monday. Grace Braley organized a fine program at the State Street UCC Church in Portland ... more »

Tipiziwin 'Warriors Come Back! They are Chasing our People to the River'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Videos reveal unprovoked police brutality today, water protectors beaten with police batons, pepper sprayed, large number arrested By Tipiziwin Tolman Censored News Please watch the video posted by Wiyaka Eagle Man, the police, the military, armored vehicles, assault rifles, they are chasing our people, surrounded our people, chasing them into the river. I started crying, holding my

"The Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed," Introduction* by Michael Covel "It’s just a few weeks before Election Day. And the Deep State fear machine is firing on all cylinders…Clinton supporter and reality show player Mark Cuban has predicted a stock market decline if Trump gets elected. The Clinton News Network (CNN) also predicts a “dramatic” stock market drop if Trump wins. Of course, the stock market will soar if Clinton is elected. CNBC has even featured an “analyst” who went so far as to say a Trump White House equals a precise 50% collapse in the S&P 500. So ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Police beat water protectors with batons, pepper spray them during prayer

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
. Unprovoked brutal attack on water protectors today. Police beat Native American water protectors with batons and pepper spray them in unprovoked attack By Brenda Norrell Censored News STANDING ROCK, North Dakota -- The Morton County Sheriff and police carried out a brutal attack on Native Americans as they gathered for prayer today. Native Americans and supporters defending the

Understatement of the week?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
From the BBC News website report... ...comes the following: 'Several' eh? 'Children' eh?


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The BBC News website's main US commentator, Anthony Zurcher, has added his 'impartial' tuppence worth to the latest piece of BBC online trumpery: With just over two weeks left before election day, however, it is probably much too late for Mr Trump to make "faith and optimism" the focus of a campaign that has often been typified by darkness and anger.

WikiLeaks Say Julian Assange Is Still Alive

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Wikileaks announced on twitter that a force of “heavily armed police” had appeared outside of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where founder Julian Assange has been holed up since 2012. PHOTO: Heavily armed ‘police’ appear outside Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian Assange has political asylum (photo, Tuesday morning) pic.twitter.com/EOfsrmi3t2 — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 21, 2016 The “police” presence appeared earlier in the week just as Wikileaks confirmed that Ecuador had agreed to cut Julian Assange’s internet access after a some political pressure from John Kerry. ... more »

On Gary Lineker

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The *Daily Mail*'s editorial this morning was guaranteed to get many a BBC-paid *MOTD *presenter snorting into his crisp bag: Equally anxious to silence debate, the BBC has pixelated film of the migrants, while only belatedly acknowledging the dispute about their ages. The Corporation even rallied to Gary Lineker's defence after he branded as 'hideously racist' anyone who questioned the migrant's claims. Nor has he been disciplined for peddling the falsehood that one of the 'children' - who by any yardstick looks to be in his 30s - was an interpreter working for the Home Office. ... more »

"Trump Wins Wisconsin Early Voting- By A Landslide!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Trump Wins Wisconsin Early Voting- By A Landslide!"* by Newsroom "The early voting totals are in and Donald Trump has WON Wisconsin by a landslide! According to vote totals published by "Wisconsin Vote" a service of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio, with 100% of the votes counted, the results are: *Click image for larger size.* A link to the Wisconsin Votes web site is HERE." - https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/2297

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week: October 8 to October 22, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such reports will be on November 5 and 19, 2016. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *"**Your Radiation This Week: **October 8 to October 22, 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) October 22, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Y... more »

Yes, Rubio Is A Dangerous Little Worm, But Supporting Patrick Murphy Is Just As Damaging To The Country-- There Is No Lesser Evil In This Race

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Obama was in Miami Thursday, lying to low-info Democratic voters in order to paint Patrick Murphy-- a Republican masquerading as a quasi-Democrat-- as some kind of a progressive. Murphy doesn't have a progressive bone in his body and when he got to Congress, he immediately joined the New Dems and ran up one of the worst voting records of any Democrat in the House, voting with the GOP countless times, even once to remove Obama from the Keystone XL Pipeline decision-making, once to condemn Obama for the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap and once to set up the witch hunt against Hillary Cl... more »

Election Fraud USA: ‘Pitchforks And Torches’ Time As Citizens Rise Up

JJ Davenport at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
As the mainstream media log-jam the airwaves with talk that Donald Trump won’t accept the outcome of the election, the real question is – will the people? Election fraud spits at the heart of America, and resisting tyranny at all costs is in America’s DNA. Every major news network is trumpeting the same fanfare, the headlines are splashed, Lewinsky-scandal style across every national newspaper, and every report marches to the beat of the establishment’s drum. Hilary Clinton, destined for the Oval Office at last, a bastion of dishwater-decency, a column of mediocrity, propping up th... more »

Juno Spacecraft Suddenly Enters Safe Mode As It Orbits Jupiter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered safe mode Tuesday just hours before a close approach to the giant planet. The space agency revealed that its Jupiter orbiter temporarily entered into ‘safe mode’ after losing access to the main onboard computer and scientific instruments. Scientists say that problems with the robotic spacecraft will not affect their planned studies of Jupiter, it will just slow things down. NASA operated spacecraft seem to to be experiencing bad luck recently. Earlier in the week the Schiaparelli probe was mysteriously lost on Mars. Ancient Code reports: “At the time ... more »

Force feeding (3)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
And, if the BBC is still persisting with the line about judging a programme over time, let's now go back another day (to Thursday's *Today*) - though this edition has little on Brexit. At 6.22 Dominic O'Connell interviews Mike Amey from PimCo. *[I'm not sure of his views on Brexit, either before or after hearing him].* Dominic asks: We've had more conflicting evidence about the health of the economy post the Brexit vote yesterday with Travis Perkins and Foxtons - two companies heavily exposed to the real estate and property markets - reporting quite bad results. Other signs the ho... more »

Force feeding (2)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Of course (re the previous post), the BBC will say, 'That's just one edition of *Tod*ay*. *Yes, it may appear biased but such things have to be judged over time'. So let's go back a day to the Friday 21/10 editon of *Today*. The first feature to touch on Brexit came at 6.53: *Downing Street has said it is "categorically not" reviewing whether students should be included in net migration figures. Ben Howlett is Conservative MP for Bath.* Mr Howlett was/is a strongly Remain-supporting Conservative MP. He wants more foreign students and doesn't think the figures are too high. That ... more »

Force feeding (1)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
That sense that Radio 4's *Today *is pushing the anti-Brexit agenda particularly hard is difficult to avoid if you actually listen to it for any length of time. Take today's edition. It began (at 7 am) with Sarah Montague saying: We'll hear from a Polish Saturday school where pupils have been sharing their fears about xenophobic attacks. followed by the voice of a child at the school saying: It's a huge shock that people do not remember the past, that we Polish people actually helped England in the past fighting against Germany. And people still target us. They just don't rem... more »

Question for the Day: “To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation–is that good for the world?"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Question for the Day is from the late Christopher Hitchens: “To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation–is that good for the world?" [image: CvH4zUoWYAABm6b] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Bob Dylan Nobel silence...."Things Have Changed"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Bob Dylan: "Things Have Changed"* The Lyin Voice of the Illuminati, the BBC is reporting that so far at least, Bob Dylan has snubbed the Nobel Prize Committee which recently awarded him the Nobel Prize for literature. Here is what they're saying re Bob's refusal to acknowledge the award: Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it. The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week. But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has... more »

Dozens Dead As US-Led Coalition Strikes Civilians In Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Russian Ministry of Defense says that the US-led coalition is responsible for striking a funeral procession in the Iraqi city of Daquq on Friday. Dozens of civilians, including women and children were killed after coalition jets apparently identified the mourners as ISIS terrorists, General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian MoD spokesman said. The attack took place where there are no ISIS fighters he added, saying the incident bears all the marks of a war crime. RT reports: “Judging by the eyewitness accounts, the mourning procession was mistaken for terrorists by the coalition a... more »

Wham! Bam!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
Oh boy, we've really got to work harder to raise awareness of what fake clinics are and do. In August this year, a group of generous community-minded guys in Yarmouth, NS, got together to bestow money on a local charity. Sadly, the winner of the windfall $11,600 was a fake clinic, called Tri-County Pregnancy Care Centre. Here's how it works: The 100 Guys Who Share – Yarmouth County, is one of more than 350 similar groups located worldwide that focus on coordinating funding for local, community charitable organizations. The group gathers for one-hour quarterly meetings to hear thr... more »

Farming Today ramps up the bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
This morning's *Farming Today* *This Week *might well turn up in Radio 4's *Brexit Collection *too. The three politicians interviewed throughout the programme - Molly Scott Cato (Green), Julie Girling (Conservative) and Huw Irranca Davies (Labour) - *all* supported Remain in the EU referendum... ...and you could tell!... ...given the underlying mood of gloom they gave off... ...(though, oddly, the Green MEP sounded quite enthusiastic about what could be done for the environmentalist cause post-Brexit). That fact alone should be enough to prove just how biased this programme was... more »

Oct. 22: The Gutter that is the irving press Deepens.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
Today, for the third day in a row, the front page headline story is another sensationalist one - and again on the same murder trial. "Deceased victim was stabbed more than 100 times, jury told." Just the information we need to vote intelligently, to plan for the future, to understand the world around us. And this mindless, useless drivel is characteristic of the whole of the paper. They have also added yet another think tank without telling us what it is. This is called Cardus Family. And it's a religious, fundamentalist propaganda house. Its general view is that religious fundam... more »

The Brexit Collection (another update)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Regular readers will know all about Exhibit A when it comes to proving post-referendum BBC anti-Brexit bias: Radio 4's *The Brexit Collection. * (We here at *ITBB *set the ball rolling about it and *News-watch *then turned the ball into a Brimstone missile. Now MPs and peers are using it to make the BBC answer our concerted charges of anti-Brexit bias). The collection has now been updated and, frankly, it's only made it appear even worse for the BBC. They've added Fi Glover's self-admittedly Remain-biased *The Listening Project *for starters, which is bad enough. But, even worse... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Someone who shares my dress sense On this week's *Any Questions *Jonathan Dimbleby appeared to be channelling the spirit of Mark Mardell, whilst simultaneously 'echoing' the list of BBC targets some of you were posting about on an earlier thread. The question from the audience was: When Pontius Pilate was faced with the problem of Jesus he called an instant referendum. How far is populism a help or a danger to democracy? Jonathan duly 'translated' that into Dimblespeak for the listening audience: Populism is on the rise, discernibly on the rise in most people's judgement, not only... more »

Same old same old

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Today's *Dateline *was a hoot. (Owls everywhere went crazy in response.) If you were wanting to write a sophisticated parody of BBC left-liberal groupthink you'd struggle to hit the spot better than the real thing. The panel ranged (politically-speaking) from left-of-centre to the centre-left. (The day when they can just wheel in five identical robots is surely coming.) Thus: Brexit was well-and-truly bashed, Islamic State was pronounced to be supported by no true Muslims, and Donald Trump was denounced as "very, very evil". And BBC presenter Gavin just went along with it all. ... more »

Duly credited

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Credit where credit's due to BBC business reporter/presenter Andy Verity for this (which I transcribed from Wednesday's BBC One *News at One *(no longer on the iPlayer), following the release of the latest employment/unemployment figures: You might think this rise in unemployment is significant, especially as it's the first time the figures have covered a period which is mostly after the referendum. But it's a rise of 10,000. That's not huge. It's within the margin of error. It could be wrong. And it's nothing like the official predictions of a rise in unemployment that were made... more »

Back (for a day)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
This is embarrassing. I was a little premature in posting that 'Out Of Office' post, as you will see.... Incidentally (and on a related theme), it appears that Mark Twain's famous quote “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” is a misquote. Apparently, he wrote the slightly less quotable (but still rather good) “The report of my death was an exaggeration”. Alas poor Mark. I knew him well Horatio. The Open Thread will duly rise back to the top of the blog later!

Mosul Campaign Day Five, Oct 21, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
The fifth day of the Mosul offensive was a slow one. A few more towns were freed. The Federal Police and Army pushing towards Mosul from the south and east claimed to have freed seven villages during the day. In one of those towns the Islamic State launched four car bombs, but they were destroyed. Overall, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) said they had gone through 53 towns so far since the start of the operation on October 17. Inside Mosul it was reported that the militants destroyed several churches on October 20. The day before it blew up several government buildings and some... more »

Is Bridget Kelly telling the truth?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016Maddow's latest play:* What did Bridget Kelly say yesterday during the "Bridgegate" trial? If you watched last evening's Maddow Show, you pretty much didn't find out. For the report in the New York Times, you can just click here. Maddow devoted eight minutes to the topic last night. This morning, the Washington Post gives the topic eight *paragraphs,* drawn from an AP report. That said, you learn some essential facts in the Post's first three paragraphs. We refer to some basic facts which weren't spelled out last night: WASHINGTON POST (10/22/16): New J...more »

Why GHGs Cannot Heat The Deep Oceans

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ NASA have a webpage, which lists the so-called facts about climate change. One section covers “warming oceans”: Now, if these figures are correct, and it’s a big if, what does this imply for AGW theory? According to NASA, “The oceans store more heat in the uppermost […]


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
Or perhaps conflict is "*heart optional*"?

Mark Mardell breaks Godwin's Law (in a big way)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
"What have I done to deserve this? If it's not Ken Livingstone it's ****ing Mark Mardell!" (Cut to shot of Momentum's Jackie Walker sobbing in a corridor). The ever-opinionated Mark Mardell has written a blog post on the BBC News website about the "echoes" of Hitler in today's world. Oddly he mentions nothing about Jews, antisemitism or anti-Israel hatred anywhere in his piece, and all of his "echoes" of Hitler are associated with familiar BBC targets of disdain. Here's a list of those "echoing" Hitler today, according to Mark Mardell: - The nationalist, anti-immigration pop... more »

Donald Trump: "The First 100 Days" Full Gettysburg Address 10/22/16...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*excellent.* Trump starts at 18:25 His contract with America is below. *DONALD J. TRUMP CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN VOTER* “Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC: - *FIRST*, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress; - *SECOND*, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public healt... more »

Goin' Mobile-- A More Progressive Congress For 2017?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
A few years ago, Alan Grayson suggested we use a mobile billboard-- a truck with billboards mounted on them like the ones on this page-- in a campaign we were doing to help defeat Buck McKeon. Grayson was right about the efficacy of the mobile billboards compared to far more expensive TV advertising... and Blue America has been doing it ever since. (The powerful and entrenched McKeon was thought to be invincible and the DCCC refused to work against him, but he nearly lost and got so scared that he would the next time that he unexpectedly retired and started a lobbying firm.) We ha... more »

Russia: 1,200 Terrorists With Manpads Ready To Storm Aleppo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
As Russia extends a truce in Syria’s Aleppo for another 24 hours, 1,200 militants armed with MANPADS, shoulder-mounted anti-aircraft weapons, get ready to attack eastern Aleppo from the southwestern side. The UN and other international organizations had delayed planned evacuations from the city due to security concerns. Russia in response announced on Friday that the humanitarian pause in Aleppo was to be extended for another 24 hours. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation warns that militants are using the pause to get ready for an assault on eastern Ale...more »

NOW! Standing Rock: Water Protectors Running, Surrounded, Arrests Underway Sat. Oct. 22, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Standing Rock Water Protectors Beaten with Batons, Pepper Sprayed During Prayer More than 80 arrested and taken to county jails throughout North Dakota on Saturday night ............................................... Unprovoked police brutality, watch video below of today: Watch video above now! By Brenda Norrell Censored News Message from water protector: "Sitting at the

Two Points About Two By-Elections

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
Is the new normal the same as the old normal? As previously argued, the 2012 Corby by-election called so former Tory MP Louise Mensch could spend more time trolling 17 year olds on Twitter was the last political contest in England and Wales where UKIP wasn't a factor. For every parliamentary by-election after, they were. They had become the go-to protest regardless of who was holding the seat, and chalked up seconds in each. That remained the case in this Parliament until Thursday. Standing aside in Batley and Spen like the other parties, Witney was the contest to prove their flush... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The girl friend's basement is flooded (it looks like the sump-pump broke). So much for my day off where I can catch up on stuff. Must rush out to see what I can do (fortunately I am good at plumbing) .... blogging will return when I get back .... and I have no idea on when that will be. *Update Sunday 12:40 AM EST: *One thing I learned from my dad is to never buy property that has a high risk of being flooded .... a lesson that the GF sadly learned today. Fortunately her basement is bare-bones .... so the damage is minimal .... but we are doing a major clean-up right now. Unfortuna... more »

Wikileaks: “Heavily Armed Police” Outside Embassy, Assange Still Alive

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
WikiLeaks has tweeted the status of editor-in-Chief Julian Assange. A tweet posted on Friday afternoon shows heavily armed police inside a vehicle outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian Assange has taken refuge. Emails exposing Hillary Clinton’s corruption have recently put WikiLeaks in direct confrontation with the U.S. administration and the powers that be. The confrontation led to an outrage of the internet at the weekend and fears that Assange was already dead. WikiLeaks says Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks are both alive and working and asks supporters to stop taking ... more »

Clinton And Trump Are Ignoring Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Yochi Dreazen, VOX News*:* Americans are still dying in Afghanistan. Clinton and Trump are ignoring it.* ISIS is seen as America’s biggest threat. The Taliban have been basically forgotten. So here’s a grim and surprising statistic: The same number of Americans have died in Afghanistan this year alone as have been killed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria since the group’s rise to power in 2014. The fact that America’s longest war is going off the rails isn't something you would know from listening to either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. During the first presidential debate, Afghanista... more »

Did you miss Weekend Reads? Here it is.

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Apologies, our email software is acting up again. Here’s today’s Weekend Reads. The post Did you miss Weekend Reads? Here it is. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Weekend reads: Why so much research is dodgy; why scientists should shun journals; ethical grey zones

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a cancer researcher retracting 19 studies at once from a single journal, and the story of how a 7-year-old came to publish a paper. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Why is so much research dodgy? Alex Jones and Andrew Kemp blame the UK’s Research Excellence Framework. (The Guardian) “Here is […] The post Weekend reads: Why so much research is dodgy; why scientists should shun journals; ethical grey zones appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is Now The Time To Negotiate With The Taliban?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*William Goodfellow, US News and World Report*: *There's No Military Solution in Afghanistan* History offers lessons for finally ending the conflict with the Taliban. This month marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Rather than ending the war before he leaves office, as he had promised, President Barack Obama is escalating America's involvement in the war. The Pentagon has deployed special operations troops to support the Afghan army and, for the first time since 2006, has sent B-52 bombers back to Afghanistan to bomb Taliban insurgents. While th... more »

Another Afghan Provincial Capital Is Being Threatened By The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Long War Journal:* *Taliban threatens another provincial capital in Afghan north* The Taliban has surrounded yet another provincial capital in Afghanistan and recently launched an attempt to overrun it. The Taliban is now threatening six of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals in Afghanistan, according to data compiled by The Long War Journal, and its operations are not nearly confined to one region of the country. On Oct. 16, the Taliban assaulted Maimana, Faryab’s capital, “from three directions,” and attacked the city’s airport and an Afghan Army base, but were rebuffed by Af... more »

Afghan Taliban Officials In Pakistan To Discuss 'Peace Talks' And the Arrest Of Key Taliban Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Taliban militants appear at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Reuters *Reuters:* *Afghan Taliban envoys in Pakistan to discuss possible peace talks: official* A delegation from the Taliban's political office visited Pakistan over the weekend, senior officials said on Saturday, for discussions that could include the latest informal effort to restart talks to end Afghanistan's long war. The visit comes days after Taliban sources said they had held informal meetings with Afghan and U.S. officials in Qatar, the first direct meetings in more than a year after a fledgling process... more »

Is Friday's Massive Cyber Attack A 'Practice Run For Election Day'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Massive cyber hack that floored Amazon, Twitter, HBO and Reddit could be 'practice for election day': Wikileaks supporters among those claiming responsibility for massive security breach - and many fear it is just a warm-up* * Cyber attacks forced websites including Amazon and Twitter offline * Github, SoundCloud and PayPal websites were also reported to be down * Outage appeared to be primarily affecting web users on the US East Coast * Department of Homeland Security is 'investigating all potential causes' * Some claim it could be a precursor to an attempt to disrup... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *WALLONIA: Brexit could be destroyed by a single region of Belgium An Indian doctor facing corruption charges just became president of the World Medical Association Group accused of Kansas bomb plot were reportedly turned in to the FBI by one of its own members China continues to produce more steel than the rest of the world, combined Germans Are Leaving Germany 'In Droves' US 'Relocated' ISIS Terrorists Out Of Iraq, Into Syria To Fight Assad Terrorists Recruit Petro Engineers And Oil Experts The massive cyberattack that crippled the internet Thousands of police offic...more »

GOP Finger-Pointing Has Already Begun In Ernest-- Over Two Weeks Before Their Debacle At The Polls!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Keith Olbermann: "It has long been anticipated that the runaway train quality of the Trump campaign would eventually claim as its collateral damage all or most of the GOP and its leaders... To the Republican leaders I ask again, when will you disavow this anti-democratic demagogue? When will you defund him? When will you deny him? Conway, Sessions, Giuliani, Palin, Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Corey Lewandowski, Roger Stone... These people are *done* in this country's politics. Who's next? Paul Ryan? Mitch McConnell? Who else will this madman Trump take down?" Do you know what Nikk... more »

Mysterious Object With 20,000-Year Orbit Headed Toward Earth

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Scientists have spotted a mystery object following a strange path moving from the outer reaches of the solar system towards earth. The object known as L91 has an extreme orbit and takes 20,000 years to travel around our sun. The icy extraterrestrial body, which was supposed to have become dislodged from its orbit by now is gradually changing its trajectory and moving towards the sun from within the Oort cloud into the Kuiper belt, something that has never been seen before. Researchers believe that L91’s trajectory is influenced by another mysterious body lurking in the outer reach... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*A vast educational failure* American education is failing thousands of students every year. But this crisis is not just about poor scores in math and reading. It is a deeper failure, leaving entire generations of Americans without the most basic knowledge of the country’s past and its civic institutions. As The Daily Signal reported, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s first “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism” showed that just 42 percent of millennials view capitalism favorably compared to 64 percent of Americans over 65. Perhaps more disturbingly, a t... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Another take on the September temperature figures* *I don't have great issues with Seth Borenstein below. He arrives at much the same conclusion I did, albeit via a different route* Earth's 16-month sizzling streak of record high temperatures is finally over, according to one group of federal meteorologists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last month's 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius) was merely the second hottest September on record for the globe. That's ever so slightly cooler — a few hundredths of a degree — than the record set in 2015. But it was quite a ... more »

Electoral Reform Cannot Be Postponed

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
This week, Justin Trudeau backed away from his promise to reform Canada's electoral system by the next election. There was -- rightly -- an explosion of criticism. By the end of the week, Trudeau was saying that his government is "deeply committed" to electoral reform. Alan Freeman writes: Trudeau was rightly attacked from all sides for appearing to duck out of his election promise to reform the first-past-the-post system in time for the next election — and for the arrogance of the claim that his election alone was enough to deal with the issue once and for all. Dropping an elect... more »

Watch "Barack Obama on Rigged Elections and Voter Fraud in 2008 vs. 2016" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/2Wp09JB6Zu4 Don't you just love it when Democrats come over all affronted? I'm sure the BBC will play these video excerpts in the interests of balance. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

"Automaton Conformity"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Automaton Conformity" * by Erich Fromm "In the mechanisms we have been discussing, the individual overcomes the feeling of insignificance in comparison with the overwhelming power of the world outside himself either by renouncing his individual integrity, or by destroying others so that the world ceases to be threatening. Other mechanisms of escape are the withdrawal from the world so completely that it loses its threat (the picture we find in certain psychotic states), and the inflation of oneself psychologically to such an extent that the world outside becomes small in comparis... more »

"Unless Someone Like You..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - Dr. Seuss

"The Coming War With Russia"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"The Coming War With Russia"* by John Dietrich "It certainly sounds alarmist to predict a war with Russia. However, members of this administration are following policies that can lead to only that result. They are following belligerent policies on two fronts: cyberspace and Syria. These policies are based on a farrago of mendacity and incompetence. The cyberspace conflict arose as a result of suspicion that the Russians are interfering in the U.S. election through WikiLeaks. The Russians firmly deny that they have any involvement in the hacking. The Office of Director of Nation... more »

“Re-screening Dr. Strangelove”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Re-screening Dr. Strangelove”* By Hugh Iglarsh "A friend of mine saw Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” when it first opened in Paris in 1964. He and his American army friends were rolling on the floor throughout. The French audience, however, sat in stony silence. It wasn’t a comedy to them; it was a documentary. What is it now? In general, Hollywood is America dreaming– but Strangelove is something different, a “nightmare comedy,” in Kubrick’s words. It is prophecy disguised as farce– the finest dramatic analysis we have of ... more »

US Destroyer Sails Through Contested Waters In South China Sea

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
An American guided missile destroyer sailed through disputed waters in the South China Sea on Friday, with China slamming the move as “illegal” and “provocative.” The USS Decatur sailed through waters claimed by China, closely passing by the contested Paracel Islands which are de facto under Chinese control. US officials said the action was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters. RT reports: The Chinese Defense Ministry has decried the American incursion as “illegal” and “provocative,” but US o...more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... October 22 , 2016......Quick hits for Saturday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Doug Noland's Weekly Overall Of Markets & Essay ; Global Stocks Gain 264 BL In Market Cap last Week ; Italy's Outlook Cut To Negative , Affirmed At BBB+ ; Cyprus Upgraded To BB- From B+ , Outlook Pos ; Portugal Confirmed AT BBB , Outlook Stable ( Still Qualifies For ECB QE AS Investment Grade Retained ) ; EZ Debt / GDP Dips Slightly - Now At 90.4% ( From 90.7% ) ; EUCO Summit Leftover ( Brexit / CETA / Russia Sanctions .) 2) Emergence Of Duterte In Philippines Has Changed Relationships Between Philippines and Nations such As US / China & Russia , America's Asia Pivot In Tatters As Futerte Seeks Closer ties With China & Russia. 3) MENA - Odds & Ends From Iraq , Libya & Syria.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *Punter* ‏@chigrl 2m 2 minutes ago #Venezuela making the rounds.... again >>#Maduro Due in Tehran for #Oil Talks *Punter* ‏@chigrl 2m 2 minutes ago COT $ES_F $SPX $SPY *Punter* ‏@chigrl 2h 2 hours ago 5 Day Relative Performance v #USD (17-21 Oct) *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 26s 27 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted NTMarkets Senior officials indicated they are prepared to ignore any order from Juncker as the growing war of words between Italy & EU escalated. fred walton added, *NTMarkets* @NTMarketscom http://www.exp... more »

Greenland’s Climatic Shift In 1922

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/vinthers-sw-greenland-temperature-series/ I took a look at Bo Vinther’s SW Greenland temperature series the other day. Robin Edwards, who alerted me to it, has also written an analysis of it, and his guest post is below. It gets a bit technical, but is worth reading through to the end: […]

"Cyber-Attacks Which Crippled US Internet, Came (Mostly) From INSIDE the USA; Specifically a US AFB in KS"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Cyber-Attacks Which Crippled US Internet, Came (Mostly) From INSIDE the USA;* * Specifically a US AFB in KS"* by Newsroom "As of 2:00 AM EDT on Sat., Oct. 22, Cyber-Sleuths are still working to mitigate ongoing "attacks"causing massive Internet outages across the U.S. all day. But a troubling pattern is emerging: The attacks originate (mostly) INSIDE the U.S. According to the automated attack-monitoring-map offered by FortiGuard, much of today's Internet trouble was caused by attacks launched against Data Centers in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Seattle. B... more »

Venezuela Halts Presidential Recall Effort

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*DW*: *Venezuela's opposition plans mass protests after government blocks recall referendum* *The aim of the recall was to force President Nicolas Maduro to leave office before his mandate expires in 2019. Unless he is toppled during mass protests, Maduro now appears likely to finish his term in office.* Venezuela's political opposition is gearing up for massive street protests next week after the Socialist government blocked a referendum drive aimed at recalling President Nicolas Maduro. The right-of-center opposition, the Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD), also known as the D... more »

Hillary Debunked: Intelligence Agencies Do Not Think Russia Hacked DNC

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
In the third and final presidential debate Hillary Clinton said 17 U.S. Intelligence agencies claimed Russia is responsible for the damaging hacks on the DNC and Clinton campaign. She bashed Trump over the head with this claim, using it to suggest he was questioning the work of the entire nation’s intelligence staff. On the night, fact checking sites and mainstream media outlets all announced that Hillary’s claim was true. Politifact, USA Today, CNN, NBC… But they are wrong. What Hillary said was a lie. First of all, only two intelligence entities – the Office of the Director of ... more »

Earth Facing ‘Mini Ice Age’ In 15 Years As Sun Found To Be Cooling

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
So much for global warming – the earth is heading towards a mini ice age, according to experts at Northumberland University, with solar magnetic activity set to drop by up to 60 per cent in the next 15 years. Research scientists say solar activity is currently at its lowest level for 300 years. The last time it was this low London’s Thames River froze over during a mini Ice Age that is now known as the Maunder Minimum. A breakthrough model is allowing scientists to predict solar activity with more accuracy than ever before, and top scientists are now claiming that solar magnetic a... more »

Voter Fraud: Voter Pamphlets Found Dumped In Trash Can

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A federal investigation has been launched into claims of voter fraud in Berkeley, California, after 100 voter pamphlets were found dumped in a trash can. Scott Wheeler says he found the pamphlets inside a recycling bin when he was walking down the street near his home. Ktvu.com reports: “They were just sitting there on top. I stopped what I was doing with the eggs,” says Wheeler. He says he had been collecting egg cartons. Wheeler counted 96 of them addressed to people in various parts of Berkeley. He described his reaction as, “Pretty surprised and disturbed and it may even be a ... more »

Putin To Disclose Details Of Secret NATO Bombing Raids In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to publish details of secret Belgian and NATO bombing raids over Syria. According to Putin, two Belgian F-16 aircraft carried out a bombing raid on the Kurdish village of Jasajek in Aleppo, killing 6 people. Theduran.com reports: On the same day there were reports that the ‘Syrian Defence Forces’ – an umbrella organisation dominated by the Kurdish militia the YPG – has captured this village from ISIS. The Russians say that they were not told of this bombing raid by the US led anti ISIS coalition despite the agreement between the US ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg:** The Philippines Just Blew Up Obama's Asia Pivot* Does anyone remember President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia? The plan was to focus diplomatic and military assets in East Asia to contain a rising China. It was one of the reasons Obama said he was shrinking the American footprint in the Middle East. Well, the pivot is failing. On Thursday, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, announced to an audience at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing a "separation" with the U.S. "America has lost now,” he said. "And maybe I will also go to Russia to ta... more »

U.S. Destroyer Challenges China's Claims In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea* A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area. The U.S. action was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said. The Chinese Defense Ministry called the move "illegal" and "provocative," saying that two Chinese warships had warned the U.S. destroyer to leave. The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challe... more »

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, John Lodge, “I Dreamed Last Night”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Justin Hayward, John Lodge, “I Dreamed Last Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C9DHVeuXH0 “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” - Robert Fulghum

"Worthiness: Accepting Our Calling"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Worthiness: Accepting Our Calling"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Our worth of being on the planet at this time cannot be judged as we are all worthy and essential to being here now. The issue of worthiness may come up in many areas of our lives, as we ask, often unconsciously, whether we are worthy of success, love, happiness, and countless other things, from supportive relationships to a beautiful home. In the end, though, it all comes down to one thing: our willingness to claim our space in this life as humans on this planet at this time. When we accept our divinity, we no l...more »

Russian Warships Leave The English Channel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Watch out Russians - a firebreathing Dragon is coming to get you! State-of-the-art Royal Navy destroyer is on its way to make sure Putin's attack fleet leave English Channel * * HMS Dragon was seen leaving Portsmouth Harbour to keep an eye on the Russian vessels * The Admiral Kuznetsov passed the Dover Strait shortly before lunch on its way to attack jihadis in Syria * The powerful Russian fleet was ordered to travel though the English Channel's shipping lanes in single file * The Royal Navy and Nato allies are keeping the Russian carrier fleet under close observat... more »

A Devil’s Advocate Rings in a Bad Night for Bankers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Skip Kaltenheuser* It was a long hard slog to publish *Lucifer's Banker*. Had Brad Birkenfeld managed to get his book out say, a year or so earlier, we might not be staring at the political train wreck we are now. It might have changed the political landscape, perhaps the standard bearers. Maybe even elevated different issues for the last lap beyond the cursory checklist now fed us. But I’m glad it’s arrived. This book underscores every lament Bernie Sanders uttered about the gravity of the finance sector's black hole. There's ample material to make Washington insiders lose s... more »

David P. Hamilton : Why I’ll vote for Dr. Jill Stein

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The contrast between Stein’s program and Clinton’s record of fealty to the capitalist class is stark. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2016 The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Why I’ll vote for Dr. Jill Stein

Musical Interlude: 2002, “The Sea at Night”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “The Sea at Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpvo7i2Fgbk

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula, the glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust is also found in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless as Sh2-101. *Click image for larger size.* About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of the composite image. Red, green, and blue hues map emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Ultraviolet r... more »

"Just Once..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information." - Edward R. Murrow

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Finding It Where You Are”* by Chet Raymo “Yes, I've been to Walden. Been there several times, in fact. With students. We sat on the earth at the site of the cabin and read from the book. And the wind stirred the pines, and the hickories, and the oaks, and rippled the pond that shone like silver in the early morning sun. And then, to honor the spirit of the man we came to visit, we sat silently, as if on the stoop of his cabin with friends, knowing that any words, even his own, intruded on the haunting beauty of the place itself. Walden Pond Mary Oliver has a poem called "Going To ... more »

Exposing Donald Drumpf: Trump A J-Tool? Of Course! Articles From Buelahman And Katana

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
One great real truth seeker that I have linked to on many occasions, and has put forward many great comments at this site is of course Buelahman, who writes "Buelahman's Revolt" at www.buelahman.wordpress.com.... I have always been reading his fine work and I have long respected his honest opinion through his comments at this site... And yes even though we usually agree on so many topics, we do periodically disagree as well.... Buelahman has indeed made his opinions about the ridiculous political circus in the United States known, and he has indeed stated his opinion many times over... more »

Millions Of American Men Exposed To Feminizing Chemical In Drinking Water

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Atrazine, a potent hormone disrupter linked to sex-changes in animals and powerful effects on humans in extremely low doses has been found in one in 6 American’s drinking water. According to research, exposure to atrazine in utero can cause genital deformation in young boys, including the development of a micropenis, medically known as microphallus. The chemical, banned in Europe for its harmful qualities, is known to disrupt endocrine function in human beings, which can lead to a slew of disastrous health disorders. Problems that may occur as a result of exposure include breast a... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
By American Kabuki Oliver Troll of Sweden found this document (located farther down in this article), purportedly from the hacking group "ANONYMOUS". The PDF metadata dates it from October 16th, 2016. Ollie posted it today as an update to a prior post in 2015 commenting on a Steve Greer video (no longer available) about an expected "Alien False Flag Event". "Alien" is a loaded word, whether its used in conjunction with illegal immigration, or galactic beings. Even "ET/Extra-terrestrial" is a loaded word because it implies someone not from here. But the truth is almost All t... more »

In Praise of High Prices

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
Click here to read my column in Sunday's *New York Times*.

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Updates On Situation In Syria...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
With the American people, and so many people elsewhere around the planet in fact, so focused these days on the farcical "election" campaign taking place between Killary Clinton and Donald Drumpf, few are paying attention to what has been happening elsewhere around the world, especially with the ever changing situation in Syria.... Therefore it is important that bloggers such as myself and a few others do our best to try to get the real truth out about Syria, and not the bullshit coming from the Jew spew media these days... First, most everyone has heard that there was indeed a respi... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Updated 10/22/16 with information from Kauilapele's blog...* By American Kabuki Oliver Troll of Sweden found this document (located farther down in this article), purportedly from the hacking group "ANONYMOUS". The PDF metadata dates it from October 16th, 2016. Ollie posted it today as an update to a prior post in 2015 commenting on a Steve Greer video (no longer available) about an expected "Alien False Flag Event". "Alien" is a loaded word, whether its used in conjunction with illegal immigration, or galactic beings. Even "ET/Extra-terrestrial" is a loaded word because it... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "Ask Me"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Ask Me"* "Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made. Ask me whether what I have done is my life. Others have come in their slow way into my thought, and some have tried to help or to hurt: ask me what difference their strongest love or hate has made. I will listen to what you say. You and I can turn and look at the silent river and wait. We know the current is there, hidden, and there are comings and goings from miles away that hold the stillness exactly before us. What the river says, that is what I say." - William Stafford

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Unique Human Capacity for War"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Unique Human Capacity for War"* By Michael Brenner The question “why war?” has long inspired scholars to seek answers in human nature. Their findings invariably have been ambiguous and judgments inconclusive. While it is easy to make the case that humans do engage in violent behavior as part of their nature, there is no basis for arguing that they are “killers.” There is no propensity to kill fellow humans that prevails over other forms of social inter-action. Moreover, the development of organized societies as their standard habitat introduces cultural and structural elemen... more »

The DCCC Is Tying Republican Incumbents To Trump Even After They've Disowned Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The above ad from the DCCC just started running in TX-23, the immense South Texas congressional district (almost a quarter of the state in size!) that stretches from Socorro and the outskirts of southwest El Paso, along the Rio Grande border with Chihuahua and Coahuila through Guadalupe, Big Bend, Del Rio, the big smuggling center in Eagle Pass, and up into the western and southern suburbs of San Antonio. Those Bexar County suburbs are the Republican part of the swing district-- won narrowly by Obama in 2008 and narrowly by Romney in 2012. In 2012, Ted Cruz also won the district--... more »

Freeport in the Rain

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
It was a dreary day here in Maine today with mist and rain. But after all the good weather we have had along the way I can't really complain and we sure need the rain. We met in Brunswick this morning and the group walked 10 miles to Freeport. I drove the van and then helped set up lunch and walked the last four miles. It felt good to be back on the road behind the drums and it felt like what ever ailment I've had might be on its way out of my body. At least I hope so. We were hosted tonight at the Durham Quaker Meeting House about 12 miles from Freeport. They organized din... more »

Rodriguez: Nightmare Looms for an Original DREAMER

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 1 day ago
by Roberto Rodriguez This is the story of Lizbeth Mateo, a young, bright Indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, and a recent graduate from the Santa Clara University School of Law, who today finds herself under threat of imminent deportation. There was a time when young brown peoples lived in the shadows, avoided the light of the day, and avoided all manner of authority and government officials. And yet they dreamt. They always dreamt. This wasn’t just any kind of young brown people. These were young brown students who had been brought into the country as either infants or as childr... more »

The Great Martian War

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The War of the Worlds

Official Reality is Psychotic – You Are Not

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Official reality says a paradise is waiting for us if we dispense with our individuality. The post Official Reality is Psychotic – You Are Not appeared first on Waking Times.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Christine Trailer

Economic News , Data & Views...... October 21 , 2016 .....Friday Items 1) Markets : Friday Wrap For The Week That Was - Stocks , Bonds , Commodities & FX - US / Europe & Asia Markets. 2) Friday Massive DDOS Attacks Hits US & Europe. 3) EUCO Summit Items & Nuggets. 4) Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago "It's Really Broken" - Divergences, Decouplings, & Distractions Dominate Week In Stocks, Bonds, FX http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-2 1/its-really-broken-divergences-decouplings-distractions-dominate-week-stocks-bonds-fx … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 10h 10 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Another day around the way... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Futures Drop As ECB Confusion Persists, Dollar Rises To Seven Month High; Yuan Plunges http://www.zerohedge.com/news/... more »

Editor`s Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
It`s been a long day. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

The Reverse Chicken Little Scenario

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Behold, the Democratic political landscape of 2016. This is the image put in my mind after nearly two straight weeks of the leaked emails from John Podesta's account. We're easily up to tens of thousands of hacked and leaked communiques, many of them giving us in stark, merciless detail an ever-growing pile of vile refuse. It's like watching a big city sanitation strike and seeing the piles grow higher and higher. Yet, despite the stink, despite the ready evidence of an obvious problem, life still, stubbornly, goes on. We just as stubbornly refuse to look at the growing ho... more »

World News Briefs -- October 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Iraq: Deaths as explosions, gunfire rock Kirkuk* ISIL claims responsibility for deadly attacks targeting buildings and a power station in and around oil-rich city. ISIL fighters have attacked multiple targets in and around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, in a major assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi and Kurdish forces from a massive push against Mosul, the armed group's last major stronghold in Iraq. The coordinated attacks began early on Friday when fighters armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a power station and government buildings, includ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'The Verdict'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Post navigation ← PreviousNext → THE VERDICT Posted on October 13, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. Oct. 13, 2016. The US District Court of NY has proven that we onkwe’hon:weh cannot get a fair trial on ono’ware:keh, great turtle island. The jury ruled that the 51 NYS I-81 INDIAN Detail had a right to brutally attack over 100 men, women and children on May 18, 1997, without

The Spotless Sun

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
http://www.sidc.be/DATA/uset/png/2016/10/UPH20161021114726.png Some News Reports Earth faces another ICE AGE within 15 YEARS as Russian scientists discover Sun 'cooling' THE Earth is heading towards another ice age as solar magnetic activity is set to drop by up to 60 per cent in the next 15 years. Experts say that solar activity as low as it currently has not been seen since the mini-ice age that took place between 1645 and 1715 – a period known as the Maunder Minimum where the entire Thames froze over. Earth heading for ICE AGE as sun goes blank: Analysts reveal shock SUNSPOTS ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73) operates in the South China Sea on Oct. 13, 2016 *DW*: *US destroyer patrols Chinese-claimed waters* *Beijing lashed out at the US after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea, calling the US a "troublemaker." Two Chinese warships warned the US destroyer to leave the disputed area.* The US navy patrol near the Paracel Islands was "motivated by a desire to see the world in chaos," the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a Friday statement. "This is serious illegal behavior, and is intentionally provocative ... more »

Former Greenpeace leader defies environmentalists by defending fracking

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/19/former-greenpeace-leader-defies-environmentalists-/ I had to read this twice! From the Washington Times: A former Greenpeace leader butted heads Tuesday with the anti-fracking movement by insisting that hydraulic fracturing is needed to help fight global warming. Stephen Tindale, who was executive director of Greenpeace U.K. from 2000 to 2005, said that […]

Energy Analysts Dismiss ‘Carbon Bubble’ Warning

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood GWPF report on an article in the Financial Times, which unfortunately is behind a paywall: Oil and gas companies are valued largely on reserves that will be produced over the next 15 years, meaning that their investors are not vulnerable to longer-term changes in energy markets, a leading industry adviser […]

"About Those So-Called ‘Russian’ Hackers…"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"About Those So-Called ‘Russian’ Hackers…"* by Karl Denninger "Let’s focus just for a minute on the oft-repeated claim that the US Government’s “agencies” have “declared” that Russia is behind the Podesta (and other) Wikileaks releases- that is, they stole the data. There’s no evidence to support that which passes even the most-rudimentary sniff test. You have one guy who’s made that claim in the US- Clapper. The same Clapper who knowingly lied before Congress in the past. Yes, *that* Clapper. Now it is certainly true that Russia is likely capable of such a hack. Then again the ha... more »

ZeroHedge Reports on Assange Surrounded by Heavily Armed Police Forces

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
I recommend reading the article. It alleges that Hillary Clinton inquired why they couldn't drone Assange. WikiLeaks Tweets "Heavily Armed Police" Outside Ecuadorian Embassy; Says Assange Is Still Alive http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-21/wikileaks-reveals-heavily-armed-police-gathering-outside-ecuadorian-embassy-london

Multiple Cyber Attacks Disrupts Internet Service Across US & Europe

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating multiple cyber attacks that caused widespread online disruption on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday. Access to dozens of websites was disrupted and prevented many users from accessing Amazon, Netflix, PayPal, Reddit, Spotify and Twitter. The cause was a large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against Internet performance company Dyn that blocked user access to many popular sites. We are continuing to mitigate a DDoS against our Managed DNS network. For more information visit our status page. — Dyn (@...more »

Sure, we say it every four years, but isn't THIS the craziest presidential election in memory?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*He-e-e-ere's Speaker Louie!* *DailyKos caption: "Now, doesn't this inspire confidence?" Yeccch! My proposed new Louie Rule: From now on, the only living Louie to be acknowledged publicly will be Louis CK.* *"Whoever comes next will have the task of restoring respect for the law and a common adherence to the Constitution -- the heaviest of burdens, even for a candidate prepared by training and disposition to carry it."* *-- David Bromwich, in the new (Nov. 10) NYRB* *by Ken* I mean, here we are watching the far-right-wing crazies defending -- as only far-right-wing crazies can, vic... more »

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Bumped... 'Gimme an open thread please!', says a generic cute kitten Sorry. As things are likely to be a bit quiet (dead?) hereabouts for the next couple of weeks or so, here's an Open Thread for you to share any bits of bad/biased behaviour from the Beeb that you come across and feel kind enough/aggravated enough to share with us. Goodnight, thank you for your continuing support (much appreciated) and may your God go with you (as Lily's dad Dave used to say).

In an Oligarchy, Voting is a Tool to Manufacture the Illusion of Consent

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - There is no Constitutional requirement that we vote. The post In an Oligarchy, Voting is a Tool to Manufacture the Illusion of Consent appeared first on Waking Times.

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