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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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

23 October - Blogs I'm Following

Direct mail pieces from Hillary Clinton presid...Direct mail pieces from Hillary Clinton presidential campaign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
11:29 pm MDT

U.S. And North Korean Officials Pursuing Peace Talks?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 50 seconds ago
A North Korean delegation led by its deputy foreign minister held talks with former government officials of the United States in Malaysia for a second day on Saturday to discuss pending issues such as the North's nuclear and missile tests. / Yonhap *Korea Times*:* N. Korean diplomats meet with ex-US officials in Malaysia* A North Korean delegation led by its deputy foreign minister held talks with former government officials of the United States in Malaysia for a second day on Saturday to discuss pending issues such as the North's nuclear and missile tests. The U.S.-North Korea co... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 31 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Soldiers of the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) celebrate while standing in trenches in Lelo, outside Malakal, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016. Heavy fighting broke out on Ocotober 14 between SPLA (Government) and opposition forces in Wajwok and Lalo villages, outside Malakal. SPLA commanders claim they succeeded to keep their positions and assure their forces just responded "on self defence". © AFP 2016/ ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN

Trump Filing Lawsuit Against Clinton Over Organized DNC Violence

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 42 minutes ago
Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the operatives caught on video admitting they were paid by the Democratic National Committee to incite violence at his rallies. Undercover videos released by Project Veritas exposed key Hillary Clinton campaign operatives Robert Creamer and John Foval admitting they were paid to start violence at Trump rallies in order to frame Trump supporters as violent. The videos also caught the Democratic Party dirty tricks operatives explaining how the dark money trail that funds their illegal actions runs all the way back to the D... more »

Clinton Campaign Plot False Flag Shooting At Their Own Rally

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 42 minutes ago
The mainstream media have been caught colluding with the Clinton campaign to stage a false flag shooting at an upcoming Democratic rally which they planned to blame on the Trump campaign. According to Dave Hodges, both the New York Times and Washington Post have been interviewing a large number of pro-Trump supporters and warning their readers about a possible armed revolt if Hillary is elected President. Naturalnews.com reports: I was interviewed last week by a Washington Post reporter, whom I told flat out that “your newspaper has zero credibility” and that whatever I gave them ... more »

October Surprise: Video Of Racist Hillary To Be Released This Week

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 42 minutes ago
The long awaited ‘October Surprise’ is set to be revealed this week in the form of a video showing Hillary Clinton engaging in extremely racist behavior towards black people. James O’Keefe says his video will be akin to a “nuclear bomb” being dropped on the Clinton campaign. Inquisitr.com reports: As Gateway Pundit noted, the next video will reportedly focus directly on Hillary Clinton. “James O’Keefe posted a warning to Hillary and the Democrats on Friday. Project Veritas will release part III of their investigation on the illegal actions by the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton... more »

Somalia's al-Shabaab Militants Recapture Key Town In Central Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters*: *Somalia's Shabaab seize third town this month after peacekeepers withdraw* Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Sunday seized control of yet another town in central Somalia after it was abandoned by African Union peacekeepers, a militant spokesman and a local official said, the third to fall to insurgents this month. On Sunday, an Ethiopian contingent abandoned the town of Halgan in the Hiran region, allowing the group's fighters to enter soon after, said Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's spokesman on military operations. A military offensive launched in 2014 by AU fo... more »

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Candidates for WHO Director-General

Jeremy Youde at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
When I walk down the street, I don’t see signs saying “Tedros for WHO” or “Vote Szócska.” The television and radio airwaves don’t have endless campaign commercials ending with the tagline, “I’m Flavia Bustreo, and I approve this message.” Sania Nishtar does not hold large public rallies in sports stadiums to bolster her candidacy. Neither […]

Terry Tate-- The Office Linebacker Knows How To Make America Great Again!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Noah* Not that I advocate physical violence as of punishment for bad behavior, even when that bad behavior is physical violence itself. Personally, my mind turns to much more devious punishments (admittedly only after thinking of things involving 5 finger death hits and crowbars). But what does one do when one encounters someone who, if he was raised by parents at all, was probably raised by the four-legged kind. Clearly, some people never met up with any sort of discipline, instruction in morals, or learned about the concepts of human decency. Aw, hell. Screw my inner liber... more »

Saudi Arabia Resumes Its Bombing Campaign In Yemen As Ceasefire Ends

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*DW:* *Saudi-led warplanes pound Yemen after ceasefire ends* The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has resumed airstrikes in Sanaa, hours after a three-day truce expired in Yemen. The ceasefire was declared in order to supply crucial humanitarian aid to civilians. Yemen's government continued to blame Shiite Houthi rebels for not upholding the 72-hour truce, forcing the Saudi-led coalition to strike targets in the capital, Sanaa. "The [Houthi] coup militias deliberately thwarted the truce, and that further convinced our military and political leadership of their unwillingness to accept p... more »

Poll: More Americans Want Hillary In Prison Than White House

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A recent poll shows that the majority of Americans wold prefer to see Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in prison than elected into the White House. Out of 1,000 citizens polled by Rasmussen Reports in October, 65 percent believe that Clinton broke the law with her use of a private email server, and disagree with the FBI’s decisions not to file criminal charges. Subverse.net reports: Meanwhile, according to Sunday’s daily IBD/TIPP tracking poll, only 43% of voters support Clinton for president. When looking at Republican versus Democratic voters opinion, the divide was even more... more »

Scientists Create Quantum Camera For Capturing Ghosts

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Scientists have unveiled a new type of quantum camera that they say is capable of capturing ghosts on film. Due to a process Einstein dubbed “spooky” – scientists are now able to snap ghosts on film thanks to the development of these new cameras. Collective-evolution.com reports: A normal digital camera is capable of capturing objects that aren’t immediately visible to its lens. But the ghost imaging technique, which shoots an image of an object from light without light ever bouncing off the object, is the result of quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement refers to the quantum ... more »

White House Stops Plans To Send Heavier Weapons To CIA-Backed Rebels In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
President Barack Obama is photographed through the window as he speaks in the Oval Office during a conference call at the White House in Washington, June 2, 2014. *Washington Post:* *Plans to send heavier weapons to CIA-backed rebels in Syria stall amid White House skepticism* As rebel-held sections of Aleppo crumbled under Russian bombing this month, the Obama administration was secretly weighing plans to rush more firepower to CIA-backed units in ­Syria. The proposal, which involved weapons that might help those forces defend themselves against Russian aircraft and artillery, ma... more »

Aleppo Ceasefire Ends. Heavy Fighting Returns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Fighting Returns to Aleppo After Cease-Fire Ends* *Besieged Syrian city sees fresh clashes after three-day ‘humanitarian pause’* ANTAKYA, Turkey—Fighting returned to the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday following the end of a three-day humanitarian cease-fire that expired with no planned aid deliveries or medical evacuations. Russia implemented the cease-fire along with Syrian armed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad to allow the entry of humanitarian aid into the city. Moscow billed the move as an opening for residents and rebels to leave ... more »

Drone Video Shows Iraqi Army Preparing For Mosul Offensive (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*RT:** Drone films Iraqi army piling up forces near Mosul before attack on ISIS (VIDEO)* Spectacular drone footage released by RT's RUPTLY video agency shows the Iraqi army amassing its forces at the gates of Mosul, preparing to retake the city on Monday as the large-scale government offensive enters its second week. Scores of Iraqi army armored vehicles have been stationed at a camp on the southeast edge of Iraq’s second-largest city, which has been for two years an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold. The footage captures vehicles surrounded by the Iraqi army serv... more »

So Much For Iraqi Government Promises That They Will Help The Refugees From Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A tent camp was being prepared in Khazer, Iraq, to absorb the expected flow of refugees fleeing Mosul. Credit Azad Lashkari/Reuters *The Telegraph*: *Iraqi troops 'snatch Mosul refugees’ tents and water'* The Iraqi army has been accused of taking tents from refugees for their own troops, despite pledging to help the hundreds of thousands expected to be made homeless by their operation to liberate Mosul from Isil. When the Telegraph visited a camp in the town of Tinah, near Qayyarah in northern Iraq, this week they were told by local Iraqi police guarding the site that soldiers had ... more »

The EU Expects A Flood Of Islamic State Fighters Fleeing To Europe Once Mosul Falls

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *E.U. authorities brace for wave of Islamic State fighters after Mosul assault* BRUSSELS — A long-awaited offensive this week to dislodge the Islamic State from its stronghold city of Mosul is fueling fears of renewed terrorist attacks, as European counterterrorism officials say more fighters are returning home after waging jihad in Syria and Iraq. The security concerns are a major focus of European intelligence agencies as the Iraqi army and its partners press the assault on Mosul, which the Islamic State has used as a capital for planning and operations for mo... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYu7k-O4iw

"A Deep Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it."- YouTube/NASA "It helps to put things in perspective here on our frenetic little planet with a look at this extraordinarily powerful and moving video of the Hubble Space Telescope mapping of the Universe, whose known size is 78 billion light years across. The video of the images is the equivalent of using a "time machine" to look into the past to witness the early formation of galaxies, perhaps... more »

"Infinite Distances..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sunset"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Sunset"* "Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors which it passes to a row of ancient trees. You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you, one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth, leaving you, not really belonging to either, not so helplessly dark as that house that is silent, not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing that turns to a star each night and climbs – leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads) your own life, timid and standing high and growing, so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out, one moment your life is a s... more »

“What If?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“What If?”* - Paul Craig Roberts “What If?” histories are a good read. They are entertaining, and they provoke thought and encourage the imagination. How different the world would be if different judgments, decisions, and circumstances had prevailed at history’s turning points. Certainly English history would have been different if King Harold’s soldiers had obeyed his order not to pursue the defeated fleeing Normans down the hill. This broke the impenetrable Saxon shield wall and exposed King Harold to Norman cavalry. Would there ever have been a Soviet Union if the Czar had sta... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Much Wenlock, Shropshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Gates of Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Gates of Hope"* by Victoria Safford "In his book "On the Rez," Ian Frazier tells a story about South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. In the fall of 1988 the Pine Ridge girls' basketball team played an away game in Lead, South Dakota. It was one of those times when the host gym was dense with anti-Indian hostility. Lead fans waved food stamps, yelling fake Indian war cries and epithets like "squaw" and "gut-eater." Usually, the Pine Ridge girls made their entrances according to height, led by the tallest seniors. When they hesitated to face the hostile crowd, a 14-year-old fr... more »

"Passive Acceptance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

U.S. Accelerates Its Killings Of Islamic State Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Qayyarah Howitzer A U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin howitzer conducts a fire mission at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, in support of the Iraqi forces’ push toward Mosul, Oct. 17, 2016. The support provided by the Paladin teams denies safe havens to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant while providing Iraqi forces with vital artillery capabilities during their advance. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht *Defense One*: *US Special Operators Accelerate Killings of ISIS Leaders* *Defense Secretary Ash Carter says this will weaken Mosul’s defenders and stop attacks in the United States.*... more »

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*BBC*: *Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces launch attacks on IS* Kurdish forces have carried out new attacks on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq to retake the town of Bashiqa, near Mosul. Kurdish Peshmerga commanders said they made large advances into IS territory and secured part of a highway that will limit IS's freedom of movement. Turkey joined the fight against IS on Sunday, directing artillery fire at jihadist positions in Bashiqa. The Iraqi PM had rejected an offer of Turkish involvement on Saturday. *Read more* .... *The Battle For M... more »

Iraq Bans Alcohol

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Alcohol is readily available in the small shops and bars of Baghdad. BBC *The Independent*: *Iraq parliament bans alcohol in surprise vote* Opponents say law violates constitution guaranteeing traditions of religious minorities such as Christians Iraq's parliament has voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol in a surprise move. Proponents of the ban argue the ban is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting Islam. Opponents say it violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious minorities such as Christians and ... more »

Non-Fiction Review: The Proud Tower

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
Though it's an older book, Barbara Tuchman's *The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914* makes for a very readable presentation on what the world of 1890-1914 was like. It is worth noting her focus was on the western world, centered around the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany, and the United States, as well their interactions with other countries. Tuchman noted that she deliberately does not discuss World War 1. It's an interesting choice, given how well we know it is looming over this book. As she explained it, given the people she portrays were n... more »

Could the Billion-Dollar Loser actually be a lower life form than (shudder) Roy Cohn? Tony Kushner thinks maybe so

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*On NPR's This Week in Politics yesterday, we heard playwright Tony Kushner talking from London with NPR's David Furst about the link between Roy Cohn and Donald Trump.* *by Ken* Probably I haven't been paying close enough attention -- and goodness knows, I've tried my hardest to pay as little attention as possible to this whole election thing -- but in all my years of forced Trump-watching, I've managed to miss the link between the Billion-Dollar Loser and his (and his dear old dad's) onetime lawyer, Roy Cohn. But as soon as you think of that rabid legal attack dog imparting his... more »

Water Protectors Establish Road Blockade and Frontline Camp NODAPL

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Rob Wilson Photography Citing 1851 Treaty, Water Protectors Establish Road Blockade and Expand Frontline #NODAPL Camp By Camp of the Sacred Stones CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- This morning, at approximately 8am central, water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Westworld: * *A-list $100 million story of ‘human livestock’ used for ‘violent delights’* * becoming aware of their slavery to hidden .01% ‘programmers’.* by Carl Herman “These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss, consume.” ~ "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2, Scene 6 HBO’s "Westworld’s" trailer captures the storyline: The analogy of the creatures of Westworld existing as animals for the work and pleasure of “hidden masters” is relatively easy to present, document, and prove to anyone with intellectual integrity and moral cour... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The World is Waking Up and it’s Magic to Watch

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - The awakening community is doing some amazing work. The post The World is Waking Up and it’s Magic to Watch appeared first on Waking Times.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Chief Arvol Looking Horse: The dark spirit and disease of the mind

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Arvol Looking Horse:October 22, 2016Protecting the Sacred Mitakuyape (are now up against dangerous decisions that are coming from the disease of the mind. We are dealing with minds that hold no values of respect and honor toward another Nation’s Burials and Sacred Sites. Money has contaminated their minds to want the power to desecrate the sacredness of Mother Earth and allow my People’s

Why the Archives of Party posts?

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 7 hours ago
Recently I have been posting examples of items written for various political organisations. The reason for this is that I have been active for a considerable time, and I have seen the decline of the quality and direction of political parties in the UK over that time. I first ventured out into the political realm as a young lad when I wandered into a CND meeting by pure chance. I consider it irresponsible of the particular CND organisers to have allowed children into showings of films depicting death and destruction. The lack of respect for the right of children to be childre... more »

False Flag Friday Cyber Attack Drill - More Evidence of US Civil War?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*DAHBOO77 Reports on Recent Cyber Attack* Last Friday the perps went back to their former practice of having* False Flag Drills* on Friday to capitalize on the weekend main$tream media newz cycle. This time it was a "cyber attack". This was the format of the most recent False Flag Drill: Much of the Internet was brought to a screeching halt Friday as a cyberattack on a company many had previously never heard of brought down many of the most popular online services, including Twitter and Spotify. As of Friday afternoon, much of the drama was still playing out, though more details... more »

You Want Us To Deal Seriously With Climate Change? The Key Is Congressional Change

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
This week Blue America has been working with our friends at Climate Hawks Vote to win House seats for candidates committed to ameliorating climate change, primarily House seats that are in winnable districts that the DCCC is ignoring. With Trump's dysfunctional campaign and crude bigotry dragging down the whole ticket, it looks-- for the first time this cycle-- that the Democrats actually *have* a chance of recapturing the majority and retiring Paul Ryan from the Speakership. Imagine a House where Ryan's willingly ignorant committee chairmen no longer set the agenda! The DCCC does... more »

"The World You Desired..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are at its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of people be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved integrity. Do not lose your knowledge that our proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul p... more »

"The Truth Is Out There: Astronomers Capture 234 Signals From Space"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Truth Is Out There: * *Astronomers Capture 234 Signals From Space"* by RT "Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” - Arthur C. Clarke "Astronomers have recorded mysterious signals from 234 stars that they believe could indicate the presence of extraterrestrial intelligence- a notion that’s sure to excite alien truthers and beyond. Astronomers Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier from Laval University in Canada analyzed 2.5 million stars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) project. In their resulting study publ... more »

Scientists Discover What Existed Before Existence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Scientists claim to have discovered what existed before the Big Bang that set forth the universe. Mathematicians from Egypt and Canada have used the latest scientific theories in physics, cosmology and quantum mechanics to come up with the extraordinary theory that something existed before our universe was born. Using mind-boggling sets of equations derived from different scientific theories they have come up with a theory that explains time before time, or rather neglects to explain time at the present time but says that there was a time, or a phase, before time! Important questi... more »

Did Putin give green light to Turkish attack on US-backed Syrian Kurds?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*Certainly this thought crossed my mind when I read the news about the strikes on the US backed and trained YPG/PKK in northwestern Syria.** Turkey attacks Syrian Kurdish forces, 'kills 160'* Warplanes belonging to the Turkish Air Force conducted airstrikes on 18 Kurdish positions and killed “160 – 200” fighters on Wednesday night in northwestern Syria, Turkish media claimed. Citing information from the Turkish General Staff, the state-run *Anadolu Agency* (AA) said Turkish bombers attacked the Kurdish village of Maarat Um Hawsh under control of the People’s Protection Units (YP... more »

No Turkish Troops To Mosul: Refugee Safe Haven

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
* Link* Turkey is not taking part in ground operation for the liberation of Mosul in Iraq, *although Ankara has been in talks with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to declare a safe haven in the north of the country*, Turkey’s prime minister said. *“There are air and ground units in the coalition forces. Turkey will take part in the air units,” *Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. *Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu also ruled out the participation of Turkish troops in the operation to retake Iraq’s second city* *Speaking to journalists at a Justice and Development Party (AK... more »

Living Near Death

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I Do it every day without consequense and I know you humans all of you feel exactly the same so not why go against the staus Quo because they have built a human fortress and I can not imagine the creation of of human being that can bring all those bricks down

Overthink this

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Overthink planet zero yeah thats the mob way we want to enjoy everything today and as for tomorrow we could be in jail we could be in jail yet have a plan to succeed this is the Minuteman; failure of incarceration

Overthink on everything

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I will say this is a male gentic trate and the females allways protected do no ackowlege as femmists how we kept them safe desipet the conssesions to our manly ways' I have met women who could beat my ass hands down and I do not know if they would accet a partner not has hard as them but I gotta hope the internet has not messed up what was the greatest missunderstanding ever the relationship betwe women and men I could go on an on how being equal is going to win in divorce and both side unhappy but for humans to procreate I am sorry there has to be a bad gorrillia a man

Are we honest when we write?

Mira Sucharov at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
The reactions I’ve received to some of my recent op-eds have led me to reconsider the relationship between scholarship and politics, and to question the role of social capital in shaping scholarly opinion. Over the last several months, I have published some pieces that have strayed from what had been my consistent “liberal Zionist” position. […]

Montreal Smoked Meat its not all the same

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Speaking of falling down little fuck faces there in Rona Ambrose, and we have DDD, for sure he is a good guy not comparing him to a total whack job at the trough of pigs. We all know given all the mistakes little DDD could be replaced on the third line with a Swatz sandwich and we would all go there just for the taste of victory that comes with mustard. This is a team of mystery and we have eMTY at the throne free of the constriaints of PFK at the building of Louisberg. Do not panic, that is the thing that seperates the non players from the SWAT men. I panic everytime so I know it... more »

RAF Tornados Monitor Russian Naval Fleet In English Channel

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Royal Navy and the RAF are keeping a close eye on Russia’s flagship aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetzov and seven other ships that are heading for the Mediterranean via the English Channel. The UK believes that the armed fleet will be involved in offensive operations in Syria. In a “show of presence” two RAF combat jets flew over the convoy as it passed though the English Channel, according to The Sunday Times. RT.com reports: The planes were supposed to take pictures of Russia’s only carrier and the seven ships accompanying it. “They will be taking high definition photographs ... more »

Porn Star Accuses Donald Trump Of Kissing Without Consent

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Adult film actress Jessica Drake is the latest woman to come forward and accuse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. On Saturday, porn star and director Jessica Drake told the media that in 2006 Trump grabbed her and two other women and kissed them without their permission in his hotel room in front of a bodyguard. She says in her profession consent is a key requirement and blasts Donald Trump’s “uncontrollable entitlement” character. Rare reports: Drake, who was represented by famed attorney Gloria Allred, says that Trump came on to her in 2006 afte... more »

Do you agree?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Here's something from John Redwood MP which chimes with some of our recent posts: *The BBC try to make so many current affairs programmes a re run of the referendum debate* The BBC seem caught in a time warp. So often their idea of news is based on reheating old Remain stories and lines from the referendum debate. We have had to go back through the debate about early recession, late recession, property crash, loss of tax revenue and the rest that were exhaustively discussed during the referendum period itself. They still seem unable to grasp that there is no such thing as the Sin... more »

Bob Dylan and the Nobel legacy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Nobel was looking for atonement when he created his gift this measurement for humanity and advacement its been pretty good but not perfect I believe both Yasser Arafat and Barrack Obama won one for peace and that's a travesty The Swedes are complaisant in the persecution of Julian Assuage for maybe Mr Dylan is going to say to the world you cant pull me down into the hole your in I will not legitimise the censorship the hypocrosy that comes with kissing your ring I am beyond that motherfuckers I am BOB DYLAN not saint sure a sinner but overall one of the best ever coveredall living t... more »

Throw your hands in the air the goverment has gone Commando, no underwear

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
We surrender the future to the past because the economic warlords need one more nickel when they already own everything and who will say enough? The idea that the utes of today have no chance at stability is destabilising in the worst way it ISIS breeding ground tell me I have no future and I will die for it today So throw up your hands do not try and interfere the invisible hand wants to choke off the future that is clear but our response is not even muddy Make temporary employement illegal for those over 18

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Now things *will* be a bit quieter here for a while, so here's another Open Thread for any thoughts you might have on BBC-bias-related matters. You wait months for an Open Thread and then two come along at once.

Timeout for civilization

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Its a timeout for civilization because the most important nation is going to vote and its looking like a tie between blowhard and slick second story women and the natives are restless but cant get momentum going to save a dime So we wait while mosul burns and ISIS moves to Syria with the US airforce providing cover because its all about Assads deaths and the Russians say so between hacks and wikileaks with truth and lies and the torrent of realitiy that is no longer real yet you can walk on its streets everyday now that the main street has gone away replaCEO By Amazon and third world Wal... more »

what i'm reading: born to run by bruce springsteen

laura k at wmtc - 12 hours ago
This is a run-don't-walk review. Fans of Bruce Springsteen: *run* to find a copy of The Boss' memoirs, *Born to Run*. This book was seven years in the making, and (like Chrissie Hynde's and Patti Smith's memoirs) written by the artist himself. It is by turns hilarious and heart-wrenching, poignant and gripping, and always profoundly insightful and a joy to read. Springsteen is an intellectual -- a man of great intelligence who, for better and worse, lives in his own head, analyzing and at times over-analyzing the world around him and his own reactions to it. Because of this, he bri... more »

Revenge of the Hackers

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
This semester I am teaching a graduate class on Social Media and Politics. In this class we have learned about the power of individuals and/or small groups to deploy influence through their control over the Internet using persuasive memes and through active hacks. Mainstream political authorities would be well advised to keep this influence in mind as they go after Julian Assange: AP Internet attackers now have secret weapon in household devices. Japan Times, October 23, 2016, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/23/business/tech/internet-attackers-now-secret-weapon-household-... more »

Recommended viewing

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The was a lovely, funny and, at times, rather moving documentary on BBC Two last night called The School That Got Teens Reading: It's well worth watching. (And I'm not just saying that because it's my old school).

Is The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party Taking Over? Only If You Let Them

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Patrick Murphy... with Little Chucky Schmucky* The Democratic Establishment is panicking progressives into voting for unspeakably corrupt conservative candidates, warning them that Trump is under the bed and that if they don't vote for Democrats up and down the ticket, he will kill and eat everyone-- and not necessarily in that order. In recent days, we've been warning you about how the DCCC has orchestrated a return of the Blue Dogs. Blue Dogs and New Dems-- the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- are getting millions of dollars in support for their campaigns from the DCCC a... more »

Boxes of Blue Book Material on Craig's List

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
Ben Moss and Tony Angiola are probably annoyed with me for sticking my nose into this Socorro investigation. As I have explained, they made some very interesting comments during my radio show and I believed those comments deserved some follow up. That has been the point of several of the postings here. It truly is a descent into the minutia of the case but it has been sort of fun for me, though maybe not so much fun for Ben or Tony. There was some discussion about the symbol that Zamora saw on the object. Ben and Tony thought that the proper version was the inverted “V” with the th... more »

Risking Japan's Future

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
In the last 5 years there has been a tremendous amount of significant earthquake activity in Japan. The great Honshu quake of 2011 was followed last year by unprecedented earthquake activity in Kyushu, where Japan's only operating reactors are located. Over 1,000 earthquakes shook Kyushu last spring. Most recently, earthquakes rocked Tottori Prefecture, forcing large scale evacuations: October 22, 2016. Tottori quake forces 2,800 to evacuate, causes 145 aftershocks. The Asahi Shimbun http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201610220033.html TOTTORI--More than 2,800 residents who eva... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ....... October 23 , 2016..... Quick Hits For Sunday - 1) Greece In Focus : 2nd Review ( For Third Bailout ) Begins , First Rounds Of Meeting Between Greece & Creditors Set To Be Concluded Next Week ; Debt Relief Sought By Greece - Forget This Until After German Elections & End Of Current Bailout Program ; Privatization Updates ; Refugee Updates. 2) Italy In Focus : Italy Fights EU Over Its Budget ; Battle To Save Its Banks In Focus ; Question Of Faith Rising In Italy Regarding Islam ; Italy Polling - Referendum & Preference Of Voters Regarding Political Parties. 3) France In Focus : Jungle Camp Closure ; French Police Strike Hits Fifth Day. 4) Germany In Focus : Political Scene & Polling Updates ; Brexit Items ; Local News Of Note. 5) UK - British Politics , Brexit In Focus. 6) Spain Political Update - PSOE Votes To Abstain , There Will Not Be A Third Election. 7) Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 12 hours ago
Around The Horn - Europe..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago fred walton Retweeted Pieter Cleppe Tend to side with opinion of unnamed EU Officials. Not impossible to get down , just won't be as swift as Tusk demands. fred walton added, *Pieter Cleppe* @pietercleppe #CETA: EU Commission sent a doc to Wallonia's govt this morning, but some EU officials sceptical: "may take weeks" http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-se ts-belgium-an-ultimatum-on-ceta-1477238529 … Greece...... *Greek Reporter* ‏@GreekReporter 37m 37 minutes ago Tsipras Pushes for Greece to b... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I was interviewed by Paul Iddon for “Pehsmerga confident of success in Mosul battle despite shortages” and "The scale of Mosul operation presents challenges unlike previous battles with ISIS" both of which were published by Rudaw, and by Malik Ayub Sumbal for "Mosul is the main ISIS cadre" for Eurasia Diary.

Mosul Campaign Day Six, Oct 22, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
The Iraqi joint forces were much more active during the sixth day of the Mosul operation. Several more towns were freed, some of which were declared liberated before however. Iraq’s prime minister rejected Turkey’s participation in the campaign once again. On the insurgents’ side the Islamic State was accused of mass executions and forced displacement, and may be destroying parts of Mosul in anticipation of losing it. More information was released by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) on its work on October 21. Eight towns were reported freed that day to the south and east of Mosul.... more »

America's Ironic "Two-Faced" War on Terror

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*October 23, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Rarely ever does hypocrisy align so succinctly as it does within the pages of American policy and media coverage. US policy think tank, the Brookings Institution, recently provided an extreme example of this in a paper titled, "A convenient terrorism threat," penned by Daniel Byman. The paper starts by claiming: *Not all countries that suffer from terrorism are innocent victims doing their best to fight back. Many governments, including several important U.S. allies, simultaneously fight and encourage the terrorist groups on their soil. P... more »

BREAKING NEWS! Standing Rock Water Protectors Defend Sacred Water Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier speaking to water protectors today. Frazier said he is asking lawyers to file for eminent domain of the land here. Frazier also said Cheyenne River Lakotas will be arriving on Monday. Our numbers are needed now, he said. . Standing Rock water protectors barricade Hwy 1806. Police arriving. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 mid-day

The Trump of Doom

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
If the polls are correct, Hillary Clinton has this election in the bag. And so, as the quadrennial travesty draws to a close, the media are now entering their own final phase of hand-wringing and pearl-clutching. They've converged into an elitist mob intent upon stomping Trump's political corpse into an unrecognizable blob so that they can all move on and forget they ever had a hand in creating the monster in the first place. To cover their sensitive asses, they're supplementing their contrived agony with pretending to search what passes for their souls. Their insular dilemma is thi... more »

Theresa May and Thatcherism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
There is a touch of confusion about Theresa May's political posturing. The apparent lurch "to the left" signified by her abandonment of Osbornomics (and, of course, Osborne himself) for soft Keynesianism sits uneasily with a commitment to hard Brexit. The homage paid to official anti-racism is at odds with her immigrant bashing. And her fabled competence, her "no Flash, just Gordon" schtick looks ridiculous when she puts off key decisions, slaps down cabinet divisions, and every time one recalls the three fools she's placed in charge of Brexit. Is May riddled with contradictions? Ye... more »

‘Black Lives Matter has a plantation mentality’ --Elaine Brown

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 14 hours ago
There was a time, just a few decades ago, when "organizing" meant actual self-generated community self-defence and reparation programs, headed by an independent political party, and the language was not in any way polluted by "critical race theory" mush. I say do it or don't do it but stop asking the occupying government to do it, and stop "organizing" the asking of the master to be more

Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Scam Exposed

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3863462/Exposed-university-helped-secure-9million-money-passing-rivals-research-bankroll-climate-change-agenda.html#ixzz4NtxXsjTi David Rose exposes some decidedly dodgy behaviour at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy: One of the world’s leading institutes for researching the impact of global warming has repeatedly claimed credit for work done by rivals – and used it to win millions from the […]

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday once again... And as everyone usually expects, it is indeed time for my weekly rant... I had a most interesting week with being on the tail end of what the heck hit me over the last few weeks and left me at times sick as a dog..... Yes, in spite of my constant taking proper care of myself and taking the proper foods (trying to avoid the heavy chemicalized ones and GMO of course) and supplements, I did get that seasonal reoccurrence of Sinus infections along with one heck of a cold.... But now apparently the worse is past and I am actually feeling like ... more »

Mark Mardell's echo chamber

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Bad populism v good populism Mark Mardell returned to the theme of populism on today's *The World This Weekend*. He interviewed two American writers on the subject, John B. Judis and Laura Grattan. Unfortunately, their presence gave Radio 4 listeners no thrilling clash of ideas as they both hold almost identical views on the subject (and, reading their writing on the subject, they use almost identical language about it too). In a nutshell, they both admire 'radical, egalitarian left-wing populism' whilst deploring 'dark, demagogic right-wing populism'. Thus, Laura Grattan cou... more »

Taking Over Riding Associations For Life

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 14 hours ago
Remember Liberals for Life? Liberals for Life was a pro-life advocacy group that worked within the Liberal Party of Canada during the 1980s and early 1990s. Some of its members were also affiliated with the Campaign Life Coalition, and, as such, the group was often accused of entryism. According to its members, Liberals for Life was created after the national victory of Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservative Party in the 1984 federal election. The organization attracted little attention until the early 1990s, when it endorsed Tom Wappel in his bid for the party leadership, an... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *WikiLeaks Tweets "Heavily Armed Police" Outside Ecuadorian Embassy; Says Assange Is Still Alive Wikileaks highlights Russian Naval Fleet Filmed Off British Coast, Followed "Every Inch Of The Way" European Mars Lander Crashed On Impact Police Drones Zapping Suspects with Stun Guns: ‘The Public Is Going to Initially be Alarmed by This’ U.S. Warship Challenges China’s Claims in South China Sea NSA Contractor’s Alleged Theft ‘Breathtaking’ in Scope Oregon: Hallucinations Spread by Touch Microsoft Speech Recognition Achieves ‘Human Parity’ Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban o... more »

Gavin MacFadyen adviser to the Bureau dies

Bureau reporter at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 16 hours ago
Gavin MacFadyen, a strong supporter of investigative journalism. Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism and adviser to the Bureau, has died after a short illness. An investigative journalist for many decades, Gavin who died on Saturday October … Continued The post Gavin MacFadyen adviser to the Bureau dies appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Tony James Was A Great Guitarist In Generation X, But The Tony James In This Post Is A Bankster-For-Hillary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I was determined to start Sunday off with something uplifting. I mean it's *Sunday*. But it's a season infected by Trump. The best I could do was humor (above) and a couple of sardonic bits and pieces... like Trump's campaign CEO, Steve Bannon escalating the al-right's war against Paul Ryan. The goal is to deprive Ryan of the Speaker's gavel next year and to destroy his career. Breitbart isn't just asserting that Ryan is trying to help elect Hillary but that he "leads the pro-Islamic migration wing of the Republican party" and that he's sabotaging Trump. Fox Business host Lou Dob... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Charters used to enjoy bipartisan support. Not anymore* Massachusetts’ 23-year-old charter school experiment has long enjoyed bipartisan support. Just a few months ago, polls showed Democrats and Republicans alike supported an upcoming ballot measure that would allow for more of the schools. But recent surveys show Democrats turning against the question — breaking the broad consensus on charters and threatening to stall one of the country’s most ambitious efforts to reshape public education. A new WBUR poll out Wednesday morning has the ballot measure failing by 11 points overal... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Memo to Florida Voters: Your AC Bill Just Went Up* *I have just been talking to a refrigeration expert who for his own reasons supports the ban on HFCs as refrigerants. I put it to him that all the possible replacement gases have problems with toxicity, flammability etc. We agreed that flammability is going to be the most likely problem to arise but he said that the probability of the gases igniting is very low. He made the point that we often do things that have a much higher likelihood of harming us -- driving a car, for instance.While that is an intelligible argument, it... more »

Show me the swath of destruction: a further note on occupancy rates

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Tourists breakfasting on Lanyu* Not going for humor in this one, sorry, because I am soul tired of not only this topic, but also of the rampant and burgeoning idiocy in the foreign media. In the post below in which the ghosts of Chinese tourist groups visit me, I compared Jan 2016 to Aug 2016. Probably a few of you thought that might be unfair, even though we had far more Chinese tourists in January than we did in August. But in case you did think it was unfair, here are the Aug 2015 and 2016 numbers for Operations of Tourist hotels, in scenic areas.... 2015 2016 num of rooms oc... more »

Seek Inspiration - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
Seek Inspiration - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins *Seek inspiration and seek the help of yourSelf and no harm will come to you. Listen not to others, but trust only in your own Inner Voice. The one that speaks loudly and with such authority, yet few can hear It's cries.* *Let not that of darkness dictate to you its lies and let not those of childish importance rule your everyday living, but be a leader and lead the way to a better way for all. Be a Light to those of darkness and let no man keep you from your rightful place on the throne whose ho... more »

Spain: UFO with Humanoid Occupants (1980)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*1980: UFO with Humanoid Occupants in Lugo, Spain* By López Castro (Lugo) *Contactos Extraterrestres #7Translation by Scott Corrales (IHU)* The time would have been around Sunday, 9 March 1980. A town, some men, an artifact and three strange beings that could have well been extraterrestrial. A little more than just the garden-variety UFO. Two residents of Lugo, Carlos P.L - who refused to give further identification, fearful of what may arise - and Miguel Palacios, visited the little town of Ronfe in the municipality of Sarria, Province of Lugo, to spend the weekend with their rela... more »

Cubs vs Indians in World Series! Apocalypse Nigh Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Mugumuyu in the fog* KMT news -- the asset issue and the KMT's declining position is making it swing hard to right. Unhappy with its current spokesman's "soft" position on the asset issue, today the KMT appointed rabid mainlander ideologue Alex Tsai to the position. Tsai, readers may recall, was the campaign manager for Sean Lien's inedible Taipei mayoral run. This is not the kind of appointment that will increase Taiwanese participation in the KMT, since it is just another signal that the Party remains a mainlander bubble world. Enjoy a few links... - Interview with Freddy L... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago

It's Over

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing for sometime that bitumen's heyday is over. There are four reasons that account for the decline and fall of black goo: 1*. There is no way to clean up bitumen spills.* Basic science shows that neither industry nor government has developed an effective spill response for conventional oil on the high seas. As a consequence, marine oil spill response remains a public relations sham that does not remove spilled oil or fully restore damaged marine ecosystems. Because the low-grade heavy oil must be diluted with a gasoline-like product to move through ... more »

Another Donald Trump Accuser Steps Forward

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The 10th woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct has stepped into the limelight in front of the media that is covering the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. It appears that Karena Virginia is the latest woman to have been randomly molested by Donald Trump, nearly two decades ago. The yoga instructor said Thursday that U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump treated her like a sex object during a random encounter. The Donald is accused of using his hand to casually feel Karena’s bosom, while repeatedly asking: “Don’t you know who I am?” As if being a billiona... more »

Nick Clegg…Liar per Biased BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This Biased BBC article http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2016/10/23/nick-clegg-liar/ is well worth reading in its entirety. However it misses one pertinent fact, which is why Nick Clegg continues to make these claims. Should not every interviewer ask Nick Clegg a) how much his EU pension will be and b) if payment of that pension is dependent upon his supporting the EU?

Dark energy and unsettled science

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Anthony Watts wrote a text ‘Settled Science’ syndrome hits Astronomy and the Nobel Prize which clearly explains a fresh Oxford paper by Sarkar et al. Marginal evidence for cosmic acceleration from Type Ia supernovae in Nature's *Scientific Reports*. My understanding is that Watts took the text from another source and invented the title. He tells us: Look, there's no consensus about Nobel-prize-winning cosmology. Well, yes, no, it depends. As the bulk of Watts' text explains, Sarkar et al. looked at a bigger ensemble of supernovae in order to determine the acceleration rate of the... more »

Only a psychopath may suggest firing Thiel or censoring Trump on FB

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
According to the latest Rasmussen and IBD/TIPP poll, Donald Trump is 2 percentage points ahead of Hillary Clinton. There are many polls showing Clinton as the frontrunner, sometimes by as much as 11 percent, but if you look at all the data, there's no reason to think that numerically, the looming U.S. presidential election is something else than an old-fashioned tough battle between two comparably strong partisan candidates, a ritual that pretty much defines the American republican system. That's the main reason why I am so stunned by the Gulag-style treatment of the folks who "da... more »

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

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

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. 22 Oct 2016. Miqamwes M'teoulin being treated after police OC sprayed him twice in the face without provocation. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography . 22 Oct 2016. Warrior Women being trailed by Riot Police near DAPL construction and desocrated sacred sites. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography . . 22 Oct 2016. Elder Water Protector being flanked by Riot Police near the front of DAPL

Understatement of the week?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
From the BBC News website report... ...comes the following: 'Several' eh? 'Children' eh?


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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!" Update/Correction!

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 *Correction: "Test Election Returns Accidentally Released on Wisconsin Vote Earlier:* What appeared to be "live election results" were... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 […]

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