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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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11:13 pm MDT

Tom Hayden is Still Here

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Dorothy ReikPresident, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains* Tom’s activism finally did him in. The billy club blows he suffered at the hands of Southern sheriffs during the Freedom Rides didn’t kill him. Chicago police who beat him during the 1968 Democratic Convention protests didn’t do it. The US bombs that rained down on him in Hanoi didn’t either. It was the poisonous air at the Fresno oil fields. In the last years of his life Tom was working on environmental justice. He wanted to bring the communities who were suffering the effects of our oil production... more »

Important Video By Snordster: Trump Must Follow Putin!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
OK, I must say that I really do not like delving into the so called Presidential circus happening right now in the United States... And as a matter of fact I do basically agree with so many real truth seekers out there, including Buelahman, in that the best option for most Americans is absolutely NOT to vote, due to the fact that no matter which side gets to put their candidate into the Oval Office, the JEWS win again! HOWEVER, we again must realize that it is too late for the American political system to change and the American people must cast their vote for either the mass murd... more »

Musical Interlude: Ottmar Liebert, "Heart Still Beating"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ottmar Liebert, "Heart Still Beating" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNJXflfneQo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. *Click image for larger size.* The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in sci... more »

"How to Protect Your Energy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"How to Protect Your Energy"* By Judith Orloff MD “As you go through the intuitive healing process you need to know: each of us has our own special power. We carry it within; it waits to be awakened. Call it your inner self, your spirit, or light–however conceived, you must meet and come to know your core-essence. The source of all intuition, it is your fiercest ally and advocate against danger. By connecting with this part of yourself you’ll mount confidence, feel safer in the world. Then whatever or whoever crosses your path–even the devil incarnate–will be no match for your res... more »

"Quiet Desperation..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." ~ Henry David Thoreau

The Illegal Migrant Invasion Of Europe: Important Video Exposes The Truth About This Invasion, And Who Exactly Is Behind It!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
Again, with so much of the Jew spew media attention so focused on the circus of the American Presidential election campaign, the continuing attempts by the US/Israeli?NATO criminal cabal to have Syria destroyed, and of course the US propaganda fraud unfolding right now in their "attack" on Mosul, there is indeed so much else happening around the world...... We have all been watching so closely for the last 2 years the illegal migrant invasion of Europe, and how that invasion has indeed brought much of Europe to its knees and has indeed been destroying so much of European culture......more »

The Poet: Eugene O'Neill, "Free"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "Free"* "Weary am I of the tumult, sick of the staring crowd, Pining for wild sea places where the soul may think aloud. Fled is the glamour of cities, dead as the ghost of a dream, While I pine anew for the tint of blue on the breast of the old Gulf Stream. I have had my dance with Folly, nor do I shirk the blame; I have sipped the so-called Wine of Life and paid the price of shame; But I know that I shall find surcease, the rest my spirit craves, Where the rainbows play in the flying spray, 'Mid the keen salt kiss of the waves. Then it's ho! for the plunging deck of a bark, the hoarse... more »

CSIRO BOM State of Climate Report 2016:

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
More doom and gloom at the taxpayers’ expense Anthony Cox The lads and lassies at the sky is falling CSIRO and BoM have produced their annual the *end is nigh* report. I’m not going to say they lie or that the report is bullshit, just that they are wrong. A few examples based on claims from the report: 1 *Australia’s climate has warmed in both mean surface air temperature and surrounding sea surface temperature by around 1 °C since 1910*. There is a superficial truth to this: if you accept the official BoM temperature record which has major problems due to inexplicable adjustments ... more »

MENA Report ..... October 26-27 , 2016 ...... Quick hits 1) Libya In Focus : UN Talks Faltering , Saudis To Take Lead Oar to Resolve Differences Within Factions / Regions / Tribes / Militias Of Libya ; Additional Political News Of Note ; Battlefield updates. 2) Syria - Iraq - Variety of Points Of View & Updates 3) Yemen In Focus - Hands Of West Dripping With Blood , As Much As Saudis.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Libya ...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 9h 9 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Mohamed Eljarh Who invited Saudis to lead negotiations on Libya ? fred walton added, *Mohamed Eljarh* @Eljarh What role will Martin #Kobler have in a Saudi led negotiations process for #Libya factions, He never visited KSA b4? https://twitter.com/mattiatoaldo/s tatus/791279443952148480 … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4h 4 hours ago fred walton Retweeted libyaherald Seems like this idea stems from the West and not by way of requests made by Libyans... fred walton added, *libyaherald* @l... more »

8 Signs the World is Undergoing a Paradigm Shift

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Tim Bryant* - Wake-up and participate, for we are in the early stages of a revolutionary paradigm shift. The post 8 Signs the World is Undergoing a Paradigm Shift appeared first on Waking Times.

"Europe On Eve of Banking Armageddon Which Will Dwarf 2008 Global Crash, Warns Expert"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Europe On Eve of Banking Armageddon Which * *Will Dwarf 2008 Global Crash, Warns Expert"* by Newsroom "Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Britain and France are facing the catastrophic consequences of ‘over leveraging’ as Europe's biggest banks prepare to release their latest results over the next two days. Analysts say the potential for a cataclysmic failure could spread like a wild-fire hitting the continent (Europe) and beyond as the true extent of deep troubles in the international banking sector are revealed. The IMF and German governments have refused to step in to prop-up struggl... more »

Does American Always Need An Enemy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy/Handout *Dominic Tierney, National Interest*: *Does America Need an Enemy?* Americans need something to fight for—before they find someone to fight against. IN THE first century BC, the Roman historian Sallust wrote that the republic had descended into internal strife because of the dest... more »

Trump's War Against Paul Ryan Is Having Ramifications Down Ballot-- Will Darrell Issa & Lamar Smith Be Among The Casualties?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
In his *Atlantic* column on Sunday, David Frum dealt with the lesser-of-two-evils elections concept from a Republican perspective. "You don’t vote to send a message," he wrote. "You vote to choose a president... Look at how she’s coped with that maniac Trump on the debate stage. Couldn’t have been cooler. Despite yourself, you’ve been impressed. She’s smart and tough and open to reason. We could do worse. It’s four years—not even. She’ll perhaps be boxed in by a Republican Congress for the first two years; much more probably so in 2019 and 2020. By then, it’ll be time to try again,... more »

Are U.S. Navy Ships 'Sitting Ducks'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 ) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise. Theodore Roosevelt participated in the exercise with the Peruvian submarine BAP Islay (SS 35), the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. *James Holmes, Foreign Policy*: *Is the U.S. Navy a Sitting Duck?* Why asymmetric... more »

Hillary Clinton Cackles: She's clearly unhinged...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*and she's losing her voice again.* As she speaks to her small audience of paid attendees, her eyes are going every witch which way and she is inappropriately laughing cackling. She brags that she has stamina because she stood on stage with Donal Trump for 4 hours. Of course, that's only 1 1/2 hours at at time. Meantime, Trump is doing 2 and 3 rallies a *day* while she naps. She must not be elected! *MAGA*

Quote of the Day: On evasion

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*"Thinking is man’s only basic virtue, from which all the others proceed. And his basic vice, the source of all his evils, is that nameless act which all of you practice, but struggle never to admit: the act of blanking out, the willful suspension of one’s consciousness, the refusal to think—not blindness, but the refusal to see; not ignorance, but the refusal to know. It is the act of unfocusing your mind and inducing an inner fog to escape the responsibility of judgment—on the unstated premise that a thing will not exist if only you refuse to identify it, that A will not be A... more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... October 26 , 2016 ...... Quick hits For Wednesday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : US Stock Indexes Mixed , Europe Moderately Lower , Asia Mainly Red Overnight ; Oil Falls To Three Week Low , Despite Somewhat Bullish Inventory Data today ( OPEC Production Freeze Promises Falling Flat .) 2) Around The Horn for Europe - Items In the News From Or Touching On Italy ( Refugee Crisis Items , Earthquake , Renzi Vs EU Once Again , Referendum Polling , Monte Paschi Bank & Italian Bonds Tumbling down today ) , Greece ( TV License Law Shot Down By Council Of State , Privatization Items , Economic Data , Creditor Talks Update - Second Review - First Meetings ) , France ( Polling For Presidential Election 2017 ) , Germany ( Deutsche Bank & Commerzbank In Focus ) , Belgium ( CETA Still Held Up By Wallonian Region / French Citizens Led Opposition Within Belgium.)

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Markets.... Thursday Asia Morning Items..... *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1m 1 minute ago Kuroda has no plans to cut BoJ's holdings of JGBs at this stage *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 10m10 minutes ago IDC worldwide smartphone shipments in Q3 +1% YoY IDC: Samsung -13.5% in Q3, Apple -5.3%, Huawei +23% *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 32m 32 minutes ago BOJ IWATA: DETERMINED LARGE-SCALE BOND BUYS STILL NECESSARY *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 33m 45 minutes ago BoJ's IWata: Will continue to promote powerful easing via asset purchases and interest rates, will use ...more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ivan Watson, CNN:* *Raqqa siege could be toughest yet in fight against ISIS* Istanbul (CNN)It has been more than a week since a coalition of Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga ground troops backed by US and allied aircraft launched an offensive against ISIS forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The US defense secretary Ashton Carter announced this week that the anti-ISIS coalition will move with the "same sense of urgency" to surround the other ISIS stronghold in Raqqa, located across the border in northern Syria. *Read more *.... *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- Oc... more »

The greatest timewaster of all time V6

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Twenty five years ago I played the first Civilization I still have the user guide. Version six is more of the same and by all reviews just as hypnotic. Not sure I will play it, its a horrible addiction.

Midday Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “Troubador”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Justin Hayward, “Troubador” - https://www.youtube.com/

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
San Bernardino, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Only Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance." - Harry Lorayne

"A Battle Of Wits..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

"Watch the Persuasion Battle"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Watch the Persuasion Battle"* by Scott Adams "If you want to watch the persuasion game-within-the-game, follow me on Twitter @ScottAdamsSays. Here’s the situation so you know what to look for. *1.* Yesterday I announced my endorsement of Trump, primarily as a protest to the bullying culture of Clinton supporters. I don’t like bullies. And I don’t like that Clinton is turning citizens against each other. (My political preferences don’t align with any of the candidates.) Yes, Trump is a bully, but he’s offering to provide that service on behalf of the country. When leaders do it, w... more »

Donald Trump’s economic policies are “mostly a mash of bunkum”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Since so many who should know better seem to have come out strong for the Trumpelstiltskin’s economic “plan,” this concise open letter from economist Donald Boudreaux should prove in explaining why it’s actually mostly a mash of bunkum. As he says, It literally hurts his brain to hear the read the economic idiocy emitted by Trumpkins: *Wilbur Ross’s and Peter Navarro’s defense of Donald Trump’s economic policies is mostly a mash of bunkum (“**A Vote for Trump Is a Vote for Growth* *,” Oct. 26). Consider this claim: “Donald Trump will cut taxes, reduce regulation … and eliminat... more »

Big Data cannot solve the paradox of the state

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*The paradox of the state is that while it employs very smart people the state itself is dumb. It was Hayek who best explained why, suggests Andy Smarick in this guest post: it’s a problem of knowledge. It’s impossible to create and maintain well-functioning, domineering central authorities because they will always lack the capacity to collect, analyse, and act on the infinite and ever-changing body of relevant information—information that is inside each of our heads. The government’s decision to centralise doesn’t imply a solution to the problem of information being infin... more »

World News Briefs -- October 26, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
NATO defence ministers attend a meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir *Reuters:* *Britain, U.S. sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east* Britain said on Wednesday it will send fighter jets to Romania next year and the United States promised troops, tanks and artillery to Poland in NATO's biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War. Germany, Canada and other NATO allies also pledged forces at a defense ministers meeting in Brussels on the same day two Russian warships armed with cruise mi... more »

Should Labour Stand in Richmond?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Labour *is* standing in the Richmond Park by-election. But should it? At the 2015 general election, Zac Goldsmith romped home with 58% of the vote. The Liberal Democrat runner up mustered 19% while Labour languished on 12%. The highest proportion we ever managed was at the 1997 high watermark, and then it was a measly twelve-and-a-half per cent. This is a seat in which Labour is doomed to be sidelined as the Tories and LibDems fight it out. Small wonder that with anti-Goldsmith considerations in mind, Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy, and Jonathan Reynolds have come out and said we should du... more »

Anti-KKKolumbus Day in Paris: Jones Benally, Sihasin, Nataanii Means

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Solidarity Committee with American Indians in Paris: Listen to audios! By Christine Prat Censored News Copyright PARIS -- Despite the heat of possible attack on Standing Rock, I send you a link to the recording of all speeches held on CSIA’s Annual Day of Solidarity. Pascal Gregis, a member of CSIA who also works for a radio, recorded all speeches. Those by Irène

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
And so sayeth WikiLeaks... “Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.” ~ Edward Abbey

Hello Strangers: The Mid-70s Humanoid Wave

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 7 hours ago
*Hello Strangers: The Mid-70s Humanoid Wave* *By Scott Corrales © 2016* Following an event like 1973’s “year of the humanoids” could be a tough act, especially when that year came to a close with the excitement and disappointment over comet Kohoutek, billed as “the greatest stellar display in millennia”. 1974, however would bring its own compelling cases, some of which remain little known even to this day. The activity which had set the mainland U.S. into a ufological convulsion would soon start manifesting itself in one of its dependencies – the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, a ... more »

"That's The Way Life Goes..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Bad things will happen and good things too. Your life will be full of surprises. Miracles happen only where there has been suffering. So taste your grief to the fullest. Don't try and press it down. Don't hide from it. Don't escape. It is life too. It is truth. But it will pass and time will put a strange honey in the bitterness. That's the way life goes." - Ben Okri

US Prepares Device For Troops To Generate Electricity By Walking

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The U.S. military is developing a device that could simultaneously take the load off of a soldier’s back and at the same time generate electricity. Simply by walking soldiers could generate electricity that is needed to power an array of high-tech gadgets found in modern backpacks. The bionic power knee harvester, also known as the PowerWalk, is an energy-harvesting device that is attached to both the upper and lower areas of both legs and generates power from movement. The device is still in development and field trials are due to begin in 2017. The exoskeleton reduces the need of... more »

The Kremlin Believes That Hillary Clinton Will Win The U.S. Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits before the start of the opening ceremony of the G20 summit, Hangzhou, China, September 4. MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/POOL/REUTERS *The Hill*: *Former US ambassador: Russians now think Clinton will win* Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on Tuesday said it seems Russia now believes that Democrat Hillary Clinton is likely to win the presidency. "I am totally convinced that the Russians now have made an assessment that Secretary Clinton is likely to win," McFaul told The Hill in a phone interview. "I think they have — you know, are resigned... more »

Free Kelsey Osborne!

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 7 hours ago
*Victims of the Prohibitionist Cartel: Kelsey with her abducted children.* If 23-year-old Gooding, Idaho resident Kelsey Osborne is sent to prison for using medicinal cannabis to treat her daughter’s seizures, Governor Butch Otter should immediately grant her a pardon. If he fails to do so, he should be dragged into a public square in Boise and horsewhipped. Madyson Osborne, Kelsey’s young daughter, has suffered from seizure-like symptoms since she was 18 months old. Doctors prescribed Risperidone for the child’s condition, despite its serious potential side effects. On October ... more »

A study provides insight into contrasting Sandy recoveries between two areas with notable similarities

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*DNAinfo caption*: "*Flooding along the East River waterfront on the Lower East Side as Hurricane Sandy barreled toward New York on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012." (Photo by Chelsia Rose Marcius)* *"While both areas have high concentrations of public housing residents and low-income households, the Lower East Side’s pre-existing civic infrastructure of community based organizations and social services fighting against development pressures enabled residents to recover more quickly, according to researchers who spent six months interviewing community groups in the area and 18 months in the ... more »

Milbank speaks on behalf of one of his tribes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016A truly sobering column:* As Election Day draws near, cable pundits continue to burn their days away speculating about what will happen two weeks hence. Every new poll provides a new way to kill some time while pretending to be performing analytical service. If we simply wait two weeks, we'll actually *know who* won each state! But for cable pundits, professional joy seems to consist in the endless killing of time. As cable stars burn their days away, columnists and other print journalists are offering some interesting thoughts about how to proceed pos... more »

President Duterte Wants US Troops Out Of Philippines In Two Years

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Amid growing tensions between Manila and Washington, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years. Duterte told an economic forum in Tokyo on Wednesday that Manila was also willing to scrap defense pacts with Washington if necessary. In a clear reference to US forces he said: “I want, maybe in the next two years, my country free of the presence of foreign military troops,” adding, “I want them out and if I have to revise or abrogate agreements, executive agreements, I will.” Press TV reports: Duterte told reporters on Tu... more »

Two Powerful Earthquakes Strike Central Italy

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Two powerful earthquakes struck central Italy on Wednesday, causing fear among residents still rattled by a deadly tremor in August. An 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Marche region almost two hours after a 5.4-magnitude quake damaged buildings and cut power lines across the area. There have been no reports of casualties so far. RT reports: The latest earthquake occurred 71 km east of Perugia, with United States Geological Survey reporting it as a 6.0-magnitude temblor, and Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology saying it was 5.9-magnitude. M5.9 #earthquake (#te... more »

"Hunger for the Blackjack Agenda"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Hunger for the Blackjack Agenda"* by Uncola "The French philosopher Voltaire once said: “Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” The American author and newspaperman, Finley Peter Dunne, once advised: “Trust everybody, but cut the cards.” The country singer, Kenny Rogers said we should: “Know when to hold them and know when to fold them; and the musical pop princess, Lady Gaga, sings of how: “He can’t read my poker face”. This is what comes to mind when reading... more »

Should The Middle East Trust The United States?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*David Ignatius, Washington Post:* *Why the Middle East knows not to trust the United States* When the United States fights its wars in the Middle East, it has a nasty habit of recruiting local forces as proxies and then jettisoning them when the going gets tough or regional politics intervene. This pattern of “seduction and abandonment” is one of our least endearing characteristics. It’s one reason the United States is mistrusted in the Middle East. We don’t stick by the people who take risks on our behalf in Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and elsewhere. And now, I fear, this syndrome is h... more »

UK Prepares For War, Sends Tanks & Soldiers To Russia’s Border

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
In a show of force against Russia, the UK is sending 800 soldiers with tanks and drones to take up a “serious military presence” near Russia’s western border with Estonia. It comes just days after Russian ships sailed through the English Channel testing British defences on their way to the Mediterranean for possible offensive operations in Syria. International tensions are mounting as communications between America and Russia over their operations in Syria break down. The Daily Express report: British soldiers will travel to Estonia in what is one of the biggest build-ups of forei... more »

Project Veritas: Video IV $20K Wire Transfer From Belize returned...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*why?* *If the following video doesn't make your blood pressure skyrocket, you are already dead and your next of kin should be notified post haste. * *Published on Oct 26, 2016* In the effort to prove the credibility of the undercover donor featured in the videos and to keep the investigation going, Project Veritas Action made the decision to donate twenty thousand dollars to Robert Creamer’s effort. Project Veritas Action had determined that the benefit of this investigation outweighed the cost. And it did. In an unexpected twist, AUFC president Brad Woodhouse, the recipient of th... more »

Carl Davidson : My friend and comrade, Tom Hayden

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
He inspired me and many others to go to the battlegrounds and ‘put our bodies on the line.’ By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2016 Peace activist and spiritual leader Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Hayden’s longtime … finish reading Carl Davidson : My friend and comrade, Tom Hayden

The Islamic State Has Captured Its First Town In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *IS Militants Seize Town in Somalia's Puntland* Pro-Islamic State militants have seized their first big town in the Puntland region of Somalia, officials and residents told VOA. The militants moved into the Red Sea town of Qandala, 90 miles east of Bosaso, in the early hours of Wednesday without any confrontations. Officials from the Puntland administration have left the town. The chairman of the town, Jama Mohamed Mumin, confirmed to VOA's Somali Service that the town was seized by “Daesh.” A resident in the town told VOA Somali that about 60 militants entered ... more »

French Politician Blames UK Welfare System For Calais Jungle Crisis

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
French authorities hope to clear all immigrants from the Calais jungle by Wednesday. A French politician says the dismantling of the camp will have no effect on the thousands of refugees who seek to cross the channel to England for its generous welfare system. RT.com reports: Philippe Mignonet, the deputy mayor of Calais, believes the demolition of the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp will not stop the thousands of migrants from congregating in the French port town in the hope of crossing the English Channel. “The UK government says it does not want any more migrants but it never expels migr...more »

US ‘Laying Groundwork’ For Raqqa Offensive In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The US- led coalition is preparing an offensive to oust ISIS from its de-facto capital Raqqa in Syria according to the US Defense Secretary. Ash Carter said the operation will likely start before the battle for Mosul is won and Russia has not been invited to join the effort. In an interview with NBC, Carter said the assault will start in the next few weeks. “We have already begun laying the groundwork to commence the isolation in Raqqa,” the Pentagon chief said at a press conference in Paris. RT reports: According to Carter, the two officials agreed that the 13-state military coal... more »

Emily Gosden Spins The IEA’s Misleading Propaganda

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/10/25/global-renewable-power-capacity-overtakes-coal-as-500000-solar-p/ Dear little Emily really does not get it does she? By Emily Gosden, Energy Editor , 25 October 2016 • 7:01pm Global renewable electricity capacity has overtaken coal to become the world’s largest installed power source for the first time, after a record-breaking year in which half a […]

Hillary Clinton celebrates her birthday on Spanish TV show and spins her eyes for our entertainment...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*I'm about to be seriously un-PC.* Hillary Clinton appeared yesterday on El Gordo y la Flaca, a Univision TV show. I would never ask my loyal readers to watch these videos in their entirety. However, it is clear Hillary does not have custody of her eye movements. In the first video you can stop at 7s, 15s, and 31s to witness her whacked out eyes. At the 1:35 mark of the second video, Hillary is introduced by a "little person" who conveniently helps her down the stairs on to the set. Hop up to 4:12, 6:01, 6:10, and 6:21 to see her eyes scramble. It is particularly noticeable at ... more »

The Uberization of Charitable Giving

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 10 hours ago
Like most "disruptive" new ideas, at first the "100 Who Care" movement -- if it can be called that -- seems marvellously simple. There's a good cause in your community. It needs a dose of cash. Call a few friends, who call a few friends, you get the idea. All get together and each write a cheque directly to the worthy cause and BAM! Done. That's what a woman named Karen Dunigan did. The first 100 Women Who Care group was formed in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, USA. At their first one-hour meeting, the Jackson 100 Women Who Care group raised $10,000 to buy...more »

"If Hillary Wins, Here Are 10 Things Anyone Can Celebrate"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"If Hillary Wins, Here Are 10 Things Anyone Can Celebrate"* by Vladimir Golstein "People are justifiably frightened by the prospect of Hillary Clinton re-entering the White House, as if her first stay wasn’t bad enough. To all those who think that her warmongering would result in military confrontation with Russia, and her cozy relationships with bankers would lead to economic collapse, I would like to offer something to cheer about. *# 10* America is the country of émigrés, of people who were given a second chance after they landed here. So Hillary’s second coming to the White ... more »

Should you vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Pat Condell has the answer.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago

Political Unrest Continues To Grow In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a pro-government rally at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *Reuters*:* Venezuela opposition marches against Maduro 'dictatorship'* Opposition supporters rallied throughout Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The oil-rich South American country is in the throes of a punishing recession that has many poor families skipping meals or surviving on starches ... more »

For The First Time In 25 Years, The US Will Abstain From A UN Vote That Condemns The Cuban Embargo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A vintage car passes by the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini *Washington Post*: *In a first in 25 years, U.S. to abstain in U.N. vote condemning its Cuba policy* For the first time in a quarter century, the United States plans to abstain Wednesday in the annual United Nations vote condemning the U.S. policy toward Cuba, Obama administration officials said. Each year, the U.N. General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to urge the United States to end its economic embargo of the island. In 2015, the vote was 191-2, with only Israel joining in... more »

Is The Afghan Taliban Running Out Of Money?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Afghan dealers exchange currency at a money market in Kandahar province, November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem *VOA*: *Afghan Taliban Struggle Financially Since Leader’s Death* ISLAMABAD — Afghan Taliban appear to be facing financial pressure since the death of their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was more adept at managing money, according to the spokesman of NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. “The evidence we’ve seen of that is an increase in their taxes to locals as they move through,” Brigadier General Charles Cleveland said Wednesday in Kabul. “We bel... more »

Oct.26: The irving press continues to amaze

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 12 hours ago
The irving press continues to set new records as an intellectual swamp. The big item in section A is that a new men's wear store has opened in town. Section B, Canada&World, never gets out of Canada - and rarely gets out of New Brunswick. None of it is worth reading. (Well, in fairness, the comments page has a suggestive article about the needs of the new Moncton High. The article needs more work. But it's a welcome break from the wails that the biggest education problem in New Brunswick is that Moncton High's football field is less than regulation size.) ____________________... more »

Trudeau Heckled - Could this be the reason? "Western wars have killed AT LEAST 4 million Muslims since 1990"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Trudeau Heckled by Young Workers* It would appear that Canadians' Honeymoon with the young Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is over. A few days ago Justin met with a convention of "Young Workers" and was repeatedly heckled, called a liar and...worst of all...called another "Harper"...reference to the previous, hated regime. "You're acting like Harper!" yelled one member of the crowd, drawing out the former prime minister's surname. Justin Trudeau was explaining his consideration of the Trans Pacific Partnership. And now the voice of outrage had gifted the prime minister a chance t... more »

Obama Administration Confirms Double-Digit ACA Premium Hikes

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
BREAKING: Obama administration says https://t.co/Elaw2I8wgo premiums will go up by double-digit percentages next year. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 24, 2016 *by Gaius Publius* It's not looking good for the ACA, commonly called Obamacare. From the AP: *Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes * WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presid... more »

Afghanistan War News Updates -- October 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Afghan soldiers are seen on a rural road during a foot patrol ©Roberto Schmidt (AFP/File) *Reuters*: *Taliban attack Afghan provincial center, cut highway* Taliban fighters on Wednesday cut the highway linking the Afghan capital to the southern city of Kandahar, following an attack on the main town of Wardak province to the west of Kabul, officials said. The attack on Maidan Shahr, about 45 km (28 miles) from the capital, follows a series of assaults on provincial capitals in recent months as Taliban militants step up their insurgency aimed at toppling the Western-backed governmen... more »

When Does Stage Craft End and War Begin?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Yesterday The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled "In Russia, Cold War is Hot" (Grove, 10/25/2016, p. A9). The article begins: "Russian authorities have stepped up nuclear-war survival measures amid a showdown with Washington, dusting off Soviet-era civil defense plans and upgrading bomb shelters in the biggest cities." This article represents these efforts as political theater aimed at boosting Putin's domestic approval ratings. Reuters is reporting today that Clinton's Syria policy could lead to WWIII: Steve Holland. October 26, 2016. Exclusive: Trump says Clinton policy on... more »

ISIS Militants In Afghanistan Blamed For Kidnapping And Massacring 30 Civilians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*: *ISIS kidnaps, kills 30 in Afghanistan* Kabul (CNN)ISIS militants have kidnapped and killed 30 people in Afghanistan's Ghor province, according to a provincial spokesman. The group was abducted as they entered the mountains of Ghor to collect wood for winter, Abdul Hai Khatibi, the spokesman for the governor of the province, told CNN. The kidnapped people were all shot and killed during a failed rescue attempt by security forces. One ISIS commander was killed in the fighting, according to Khatibi. *Read more *.... *More News On ISIS Militants In Afghanistan Kidnapping And... more »

World News Briefs -- October 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul* Islamic State fighters on Wednesday kept up their fierce defense of the southern approaches to Mosul which has held up Iraqi troops on the southern front and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put its more rapid advance on hold. Ten days into the offensive, Iraqi army and federal police units are trying to dislodge the militants from villages in the region of Shora, 30 km (20 miles) south of Iraq's second largest city. The frontlines in other areas have moved much closer to the edges of Mosul, the last major... more »

Did Hillary Clinton root for the Yanks?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016The World Series made them do it:* The Cubs are in the World Series this year. This made the New York Times do it. It made them ask the age-old question. When she was growing up in Chicago, did Hillary Clinton really root for both the Cubs *and* the Yanks? That said, now that Dylan has won that prize, it seems the Times, it may be a-changin'! Jonathan Mahler's piece got relegated to the sports section in our hard-copy paper today. And he actually seemed to say that yes, she really did root for the Yanks: MAHLER (10/26/16): *Mrs. Clinton has pointed to a...more »

Journals flag two papers by psychologist Jens Förster

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Journals have flagged two papers by prominent social psychologist Jens Förster — whose work has been subject to much scrutiny — over concerns regarding the validity of the data. Förster already has three retractions, following an investigation by his former employer, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Netherlands. In 2014, we reported on the first retraction for […] The post Journals flag two papers by psychologist Jens Förster appeared first on Retraction Watch.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*A home for The Music Box, the musical architecture village opens its permanent space in Bywater ~Gambit*

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NBC*: *Sec. Carter: ISIS Could Seek Revenge for Offensives in Raqqa, Mosul* Paris — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the planned offensive against the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa, in Syria, would overlap with the ongoing assault in Mosul, while warning that the terrorist group would feel cornered and seek revenge against targets in Europe or America. "In fact we have already begun laying the ground work to commence the isolation in Raqqa," Carter said Tuesday during a joint press conference in Paris with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. "They are... more »

Inside A US Outpost On The Frontlines Directing the War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN:** Battle for Mosul: Inside US outpost directing war against ISIS* *Qayyara West air base (CNN)"Don't worry, general, it's coming."* The person speaking is a US soldier stationed at one of a multitude of monitors tracking the flight of drones in the skies above Mosul, Iraq. In front of him is Gen. Nejim al Jobouri, the head of the operation to retake Mosul for the Iraqi army. They're in a crowded operations room at the sprawling Qayyara West Airbase, 31 miles (50 kilometers) south of Mosul. It's the nerve-center of the campaign to obliterate ISIS fighters, their weapons cache... more »

Mosul Offensive Drawing to A Close As Daesh/ISIS Uprooted- Phase 2

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Wow, it's so amazing. One week and the offensive is drawing to a close! The offensive over! Moving onto the next stage. This is exactly as I'd suggested: **Monday** Ocotober 17* :The Battle for Mosul Has Begun?* "Surely the US will want to wrap it up by the end of the month or beginning of November at the latest ?" **Tuesday* *Oct. 18* - Mosul- Difficult Fight? Already Ahead of Schedule?* Wednesday Oct. 19*- Taking Mosul "So far this is easier then Fallujah" What Comes After Will Be Worse, For Iraq.* Thursday Oct.20*-Taking Mosul "So far this is easier then Fallujah" What Comes ... more »

WHERE THE CHALLENGES ARE: Why Bill Keller said what he did!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016* *Part 2 in this series* *Part 3—Possible sources of bias:* Earlier in this extended series, we noted an interesting pair of remarks—a pair of remarks which appeared in the press at back-to-school time in 2011 and 2013. One remark was made by Bill Keller, a major figure at the New York Times throughout his journalistic career. Bill Keller isn't dumb in any way. Bill Keller is perfectly decent. In an op-ed column for the Times, Bill Keller said this in August 2013: "[T]he Common Core was created with a broad, nonpartisan consensus of educators, convinc... more »

LIVE: Sacred Ground Camp braces as police convoy lurks Wed. Oct. 26, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Photo by Joye Braun, on the front line. KILI Radio photo. Now from the front line. Red Warrior Camp Alert: 12:30 pm ATTENTION RELATIVES: The water protectors were given an hour notice to disperse. That hour is now over. It is being reported that the protectors are being slowly surrounded by highly militarized law enforcement. Our elders and spiritual leaders have put up

Microsoft 3D revolution may change how millions do things

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*First, a poetic 2.5-hour-long audio by Brian Greene, Paul Rudd, and a few others explaining why "Light Falls" according to general relativity and what was the romantic relationship between Einstein and Greene's mother, among other things. On the Amazon page, you may register at Audible for free and get 2 audiobooks. After 1 month, if you want to continue, the membership is $15/month.* Apple, Google, and Microsoft are three global companies with the highest capitalization today, sitting at $0.63, $0.57, and $0.46 trillion, respectively. Because I watched an Apple event a month ago,... more »

Interwebs of Gaia energetics are strengthened

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Interwebs of Gaia energetics are strengthened* by ÉirePort Interwebs of Gaia energetics are strengthened. Creation plays its final piece. Standards of elementals are raised. Astronomicals reunite. ÉirePort | October 26, 2016 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-Az The Standard of Love

Mosul Campaign Day Nine, Oct 25, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The ninth day of the Mosul operation was marked by a few new towns taken by the joint Iraqi forces, but really the main story was about the mass executions by the Islamic State. First, there was little movement by the joint forces. The Peshmerga freed three towns including Batnaya in the northeast, which they claimedto have cleared five days ago. The Kurds announced that they were almost done with their role in the campaign, so less news can be expected on their fronts. The Golden Division liberated one village in the east. The Federal police also freedup to 200 families that had... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary: 'Military Offensive To Retake Raqqa From The Islamic State Will Begin In Weeks'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*NBC*: *Raqqa Offensive Against ISIS to Begin Within Weeks: Ash Carter* PARIS — The offensive to oust ISIS from its capital will get underway within weeks, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told NBC News in an exclusive interview Wednesday. "It starts in the next few weeks," he said, referring to the timeline for an assault led by Arab and Kurdish fighters on ISIS' Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. "That has long been our plan and we will be capable of resourcing both." Carter added: "It's been long a part of our plan that the Mosul operation would kick off when it did. This was a plan that... more »

Who Suffers From Russia, Turkey Pipeline Deal?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Forbes Ken Rapoza * After kissing and making up from a downed Sukhoi fighter jet over Syria, Russia and Turkey are back to being business partners again.* Gazprom and Botas Petroleum agreed on Oct. 10 to push ahead with the so-called Turkish Stream pipeline. This is going to hurt a few countries.* Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right and Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, look at each other during a news conference following their meeting in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Putin and Erdogan voiced support for the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey,...more »

U.S. Defense Secretary: U.S. Troops To Remain In Mosul After Its Liberation From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, say farewell in Erbil, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2016. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley) *IHS Jane's 360*: *Carter: To consolidate gains, US troops expected to remain in Iraq after Mosul* US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter suggested US forces are unlikely to drawdown their presence in Iraq if Mosul is recaptured, as any security gains may be fragile. "We have discussed that with the Iraqi government, and I only start there ... more »

Philippine President Wants All U.S. Troops Out Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Philippines’ Duterte threatens to throw out U.S. troops* BEIJING — He says he didn’t start the fight, but he is certainly not pulling any punches. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched another impatient broadside at Washington on Tuesday, threatening a bilateral defense deal that has expanded the U.S. military presence in his country. The volatile Duterte last week announced his “separation” from the United States, although he subsequently backtracked to say he did not want to cut economic and military ties. But on Tuesday he was at it again, saying he... more »

Update on Carbon Washington

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago

Can you plagiarize by mistake? In three papers?

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
An author who claimed that he accidentally plagiarized material in a retracted paper has lost two more — again, for plagiarism. Earlier this year, we shared a 900-word statement in which Christopher S. Collins at Azusa Pacific University explained he unintentionally plagiarized a paper by taking notes on it — including writing down whole sentences — and using them in his own […] The post Can you plagiarize by mistake? In three papers? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Spain Under Pressure From NATO To Not Refuel Russian Naval Fleet On Its Way To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser © Sergey Eshenko / Sputnik *Daily Mail:* *Sin gasolina? Spain to review decision to allow flotilla of Russian warships to refuel in the Mediterranean on their way to bomb Aleppo after increasing international pressure* * Flotilla of many Russian warships is on the way to Syria to bomb Aleppo * Nuclear-powered flagship is among those due to dock in Cueta in Spain * But head of Nato urged Spain to refuse port to vessels due to join attack * Comes as Russia faces criticism for killing civilians in the Syrian city Spain say they wil... more »

More Signs That The U.S. Air Force's A-10 Will Be Operating For A Long Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
An A-10 Thunderbolt II undergoes pre-flight inspections at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. on March 23, 2006. The retirement of the A-10 is being pushed back to 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Airman 1st Class Jesse Shipps) *Popular Mechanics:* *U.S. Air Force Fires Up the A-10 Depot Line to Keep Warthogs Flying 'Indefinitely'* *In addition to standard maintenance and upkeep, the attack planes will be fitted with new wings.* On paper, the Air Force plans to start mothballing the A-10 in 2018, with the last Warthogs sent to the boneyard by 2021. But last month Secretary of the ... more »

Clinton’s Policy On Syria Will Lead To WW3 Says Trump

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump has warned that Hillary Clinton’s policy towards Syria would lead to World War III , arguing that the Democratic nominee would drag the US into a confrontation with nuclear armed Russia. Trump said “You’re going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton” adding that “What we should do is focus on ISIS We should not be focusing on Syria” The US Republican presidential nominee made the remarks on Tuesday in a Reuters interview in response to Clinton’s proposal for the establishment of a no-fly zone and “safe zones” in Syria. Press TV reports... more »

Spain To Review Permission For Syria Bound Russian Ships To Refuel

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Spain is having to review its decision to allow Russian warships to refuel at one of its ports amid international outrage. “The latest stopover requests are being reviewed at the moment based on the information we are receiving from our allies and from Russian authorities,” the Spanish foreign ministry said. A naval fleet headed by the Admiral Kuznetzov aircraft carrier, which passed through the English Channel last week, was expected to dock this morning in the autonomous enclave of Ceuta to take on fuel and supplies under a permit issued by Spain’s Foreign Ministry. NATO, the Br... more »

HPV Vaccination for 12 Year Old Girls in Ireland - Make up your own mind

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*Published on August 31, 2016* Parents of 12-year-old girls - it's HPV vaccination time in schools. But will the leaflet you receive home from the HSE tell you the full story? Please share and spread the word to ensure that parents are fully informed, before they make their minds up on behalf of their daughters. #regret #informedconsent#makeupyourownmind Go Fund Me - https://www.gofundme.com/REGRET-ie Website - http://www.regret.ie/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/REGRET.ie Twitter - https://twitter.com/REGRET_ie

Russia's Intelligence Gathering Submarine Is Back In Business

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
#Russia's BS-64 Podmoskovye nuclear sub has been modernized for deep submergence missions.http://t.co/7UUiadn1sO pic.twitter.com/d8CvIoNMX5 — Silver Surfer (@RobPulseNews) August 11, 2015 *National Interest:* *Russia's Super Secret Spy Submarine Returns to Sea* Earlier this month, a Russian ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) called Podmoskovie slipped out of its pier at Severodvinsk for the first time in 16 years. But BS-64 Podmoskovie—which was commissioned in 1986 as a Project 667BDRM Delfin-class (NATO: Delta IV) SSBN designated K-64—is no ordinary boomer. Over the course of n... more »

When A Notorious Projectionist Started Calling Hillary "Crooked," You Had To Figure What Was Coming-- Trump's Foreign Campaign Money Scandal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Early Monday morning, I laughed when I saw the crackpot Trump quote below about the Clinton Foundation taking money from foreign contributors, as though that was illegal. It isn't illegal and it wasn't something that they tried to cover up. The concept of a charitable foundation with an international mandate is beyond Trump's ken and beyond the ken of his sad-sack supporters. What is illegal though, is for an American *political* campaign soliciting money from foreigners. Historically, both parties seem to have done it over time-- and haven't been punished for it-- but no one has ... more »

Wizard Potion Bottles with Free Printable Labels

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Harry Potter always seems to have a love-hate relationship with potions class. Snape despises him and makes his life miserable, but potion brewing can create some powerful and fantastic magic. Potions class is one of my favorite parts of Harry Potter. It is like chemistry with a little extra flair. One of the elements for our upcoming Harry Potter party is a potions class. We will be making sand filled potion bottles and probably a gak of some kind during the class, but before we have class, we have to set the mood. A well stocked potion supply is going to be key in making potion... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Children at a British primary school that BANNED running because pupils kept 'bumping their heads' are bending the rules - by SKIPPING instead* *That head bumps are educational seems to be overlooked* Children at a primary school that banned running because too many pupils were 'bumping their heads' have found a way to bend the rules – by skipping instead. Youngsters at Summerhill Infants School in Bristol were told they must stop running in the playground over health and safety fears. Teachers said too many children were 'bumping their heads' and warned that anyone caught runni... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Judge Rules That EPA Must Account for Job Losses of Its Regulations* In a 17th October ruling, U.S. District Court Judge John Bailey sided with Murray Energy and held that the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to perform continuing evaluations of job losses due to the agency's regulations. To date, the agency has estimated the employment impacts of its rules by using a model that assumes 1.5 jobs are created for every $1 million spent on regulatory compliance. The underlying premise of this model is that jobs created in pollution control will always outpace job losses in the regulat... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Dollar Breakout Sends Chinese Yuan To Lowest On Record In Offshore Trading U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa Banker Deaths and WikiLeaks Deaths Have a Common Thread Chaos erupts as Hong Kong independence activists fight to enter legislative chamber Production has soared in the world's opium capital GERMANY: 400 police officers carried out 14 'terror financing' raids targeting Chechens Politicians, NATO Officials Furious As Spain Plans To Refuel Russian Battle Group ISIS militants have spread a toxic, corrosive cloud over parts of Syria, ...more »

The Climate Truth File From CFACT

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.cfact.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CFACT-Climate-Truth-File-2016.pdf I recommend you bookmark this. From CFACT: The full analysis is here. It gives a point by point rebuttal of every climate alarmist argument.

Lower Yields And Agropoisons: What Is The Point Of GM Mustard In India?

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 17 hours ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF The decision whether to allow the commercialisation of the first genetically modified (GM) food crop (mustard) in India rumbles on. As I have previously discussed here, the bottom line is government collusion over GM crop technology (that is not wanted and not needed) with transnational agribusiness, which is trying to hide in the background. The real story behind GM mustard in India is that it presents the opportunity to make various herbicide tolerant (HT) mustard hybrids using India’s best germ plasm, which would be an irresi... more »

Mother Superior Says West, Arab States ‘Protecting Terrorists’ In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A Christian nun and Syrian peace campaigner said the West and the Arab states keep sponsoring and defending the terrorists in Syria, despite the fact that they will never prevail against the government. “It’s a tragedy for the civilians and for any person that’s living in Syria because there’s no security. And the security doesn’t exist because the international community is still financing and protecting the terrorists,” Mother Agnes-Mariam of the cross told RT She also said that her humanitarian work in Aleppo was being distorted by the Western media who are brainwashing people ... more »

"Is America Racist? Watch This & Then Decide! by Larry Elder" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago

NOAA: U.S. has gone 11 years without a major hurricane strike

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that today marks the eleventh year since a major hurricane has struck the U.S. mainland, despite persistent claims they would increase in a warming world. Dennis Feltgen, a NOAA spokesperson, said, “I can confirm that as of October 24, 2016, it will […]

Watch "White Privilege? Larry Elder Droppin truth bombs!" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/GKv9qv6rWEw A great watch, especially from 4:14 to 5:06.

President Obama Must Be Investigated Over Clinton Emails: Trump

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama must be investigated because he “knew all about” Hillary Clinton’s email arrangements. RT.com reports: “That’s why he stuck up for Hillary, because he didn’t want to be dragged in. Because he knew all about her private server,” Trump said in an interview with Reuters. “This means that he has to be investigated.“ On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published another batch of emails from the private account of Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. One of the emailed exchanges showed the campaign reacting to Obama that he learned o... more »

Putin Issues Chilling Warning To ‘President Select’ Hillary Clinton

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Hillary Clinton to stop lying about Russia and stoking tensions or else “there will be consequences.” Speaking on video at a press conference in Moscow, Putin accused Clinton of the oldest trick in the political playbook – framing Russia as a boogeyman to create “an enemy and unite the nation against them” and “to distract voters from the country’s problems” “Jeopardising Russian-American relations in order to gain brownie points internally – I consider this to be harmful and counter productive. It’s not funny anymore. If somebody out th... more »


Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 21 hours ago

Disgraced Former Clinton Staffer Jailed For Corruption

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Former Clinton staffer and Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane has been sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail for perjury, false swearing, obstruction of justice, official oppression and conspiracy. Kane worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and was considered a “rising star” before being forced to resign in shame earlier this year. The former AG had targeted a Republican prosecutor, Frank Fina, who she thought had leaked information about her decision to drop charges against six black Democratic legislators in Philadelphia. Kane, 50, was the first Democrat and f... more »

Greg Hunter, "USA Actually Bankrupt Now"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"USA Actually Bankrupt Now"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Renowned Boston University Economics Professor Laurence Kotlikoff is running for President with a write-in campaign. He says we need an economic expert, not a politician, to fix our severe financial problems. Dr. Kotlikoff explains, “Our democracy is in trouble. We have 14% of the electorate who have chosen Hillary Clinton for us to vote for, and a different 14% have chosen Trump to vote for. The vast majority of the population realizes neither Clinton nor Trump are qualified. Just on the economic front, these folks ha... more »

Fence Cutting Photo Exposes Lie of Morton Co. Sheriff

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
Morton County Sheriff has repeatedly issued press releases stating protectors cut fences of ranch property. So here you go, world, HERE ARE THE REAL FENCE CUTTERS.

It Appears That White House Claims That Russia Hacked The DNC Servers Are Premature

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Medium*: *The Yandex Domain Problem* *Or Who In Russian Intelligence Doesn’t Speak Russian?* On March 22, 2016 William “Billy” Rhinehart, a regional field director at the Democratic National Committee, received an email from Google warning him that someone tried to access his account and that he should immediately change his password. He complied. Unfortunately for Mr. Rhinehart, it wasn’t Google who sent him that email. He, along with many others, were a victim of Threat Group 4127 — the SecureWorks designation for Fancy Bear (CrowdStrike), APT28 (FireEye), and Sofacy (Kaspersk... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
These are the architects behind Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign https://t.co/dtt3cKMAmA #USElections pic.twitter.com/Yjjiwno0jp — AFP news agency (@AFP) October 25, 2016

The Secrets of Putin's Inner Circle Are Being Revealed Via Through An Email Hack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* BBC *Bloomberg*: *Private Jets for Corgis and Other Secrets of Putin's Inner Circle* * Navalny reveals army contracts for Putin’s cook, jets for dogs * Insiders are ‘starting to devour one another,’ Navalny says Vladimir Putin is learning that embarrassing leaks are a two-way street. Infighting among Putin’s inner circle has led to a series of disclosures over the past few months that have shined a harsh light on the private dealings of the Kremlin court -- much as Hillary Clinton has endured the airing of thousands of e-mails as a result of what the U... more »

Iceland’s Pirate Party To Make History And Win Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The Pirate Party – a party comprised of activists, anarchists, and hackers – looks set to win Iceland’s general election this month. The win will mark an historic and revolutionary occasion, unheard of in any Western or European country in recent times. Icelandmonitor.mbl.is reports: A new opinion poll conducted by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Iceland for Icelandic daily Morgunblaðið indicates that over one in five voters will be voting Pirate a week tomorrow. The data is from 14-19 October and puts the Pirate Party in first place with 22.6%, a point ... more »

I'm That Jew

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
In case you were wondering, I'm That Jew.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Soldiers of the Central Military District’s Spetsnaz hold blue berets and blue-and-white striped vests after passing the qualification tests for the right to wear a blue beret at the training center’s base in the Samara region. Blue berets are traditionally worn in the Russian Airborne Forces (paratroopers, or VDV). © SPUTNIK/ NIKOLAY HIZNYAK

Director Of National Intelligence: Russia Not Behind Last Week's Cyber Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*DoD Buzz*: *Russia May Not Be Behind Internet Attack: Intel Director* A non-nation state actor — not the Russian government — may have been behind the recent internet attack that crippled many popular sites across U.S., according to the man who oversees U.S. intelligence agencies. “The investigation is still going on; there is a lot of data that we have gathered here, but that appears to be preliminarily the case,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday during a live-streamed discussion organized by the Council on Foreign Relations. The Oct. 21 attack hit... more »

U.S. Director of National Intelligence: 'North Korea Will Not Give Up the Nuclear Weapons'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Getting North Korea to give up nuclear bomb probably 'lost cause': U.S. spy chief* The U.S. policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause" and the best that could be hoped for is a cap on the country's nuclear capability, the Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday. However, underscoring conflicting views in the Obama administration, the State Department said U.S. policy was unchanged and continued to be to seek the "verifiable denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula. President Barack O... more »

Why Is It Taking So Long To Defeat The Islamic State In Their Libyan Stronghold At Sirte

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Why it’s taking so long for the U.S. and its allies to finish off the Islamic State in Libya* A U.S. air campaign against Islamic State militants in Libya, which was supposed to be a brisk illustration of the effectiveness of U.S. support for local forces, has turned into an extended operation with no clear end in sight. About 100 militants are believed to remain in the coastal city of Sirte, which in 2015 became the most important Islamic State stronghold outside of Iraq and Syria. They are holed up in a small, densely packed residential area. For months, U.S... more »

Judy Gumbo Albert : Tom Hayden: Raising a cup to my fallen pal

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
By Judy Gumbo Albert | The Rag Blog | October 24, 2016 Peace activist and spiritual leader Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Hayden’s longtime friend and associate, activist and organizer Carl Davidson, will join Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio, Friday, Oct. … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : Tom Hayden: Raising a cup to my fallen pal

Tribute to the Last Honorable US Senator: The Story of Paul Wellstone's Likely Assassination 14 Years Ago

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 1 day ago
On October 25th, 2002 the last great hero of the common people in the US Senate was very likely murdered by agents of the shadow US crime cabal government otherwise known as the Bush-Cheney regime. His wife and daughter and two pilots also died in the air crash. Paul Wellstone's story deserves to be retold and Americans need to be reminded that criminals in and out of our government still need to be punished for their unindicted crimes. This article was written as both a tribute to an outstanding American patriot and a reexamination of his probable assassination by criminals still on... more »

FBI Agent Accuses James Comey Of ‘Trampling On The Rule Of Law’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
James Comey bowed to “political pressure” and “trampled on the rule of law,” according to a recently retired FBI agent who has written an extraordinary open letter to the FBI Director. “Shame on you, Sir. You ought to resign right now in disgrace for what you have done to tarnish the reputation of the finest Law Enforcement Agency in the world… for entirely political reasons,” writes retired agent Hugh W. Galyean. Galyean volunteered for a 12 month tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Law Enforcement Professional after retiring from the FBI and he states that if he sent a single messa... more »

The Trump Effect: San Diego And Orange Counties-- Bye-Bye Issa

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This has been some week for Doug Applegate, the former Marine colonel who's running for the congressional seat in Orange and San Diego counties, currently held by the very unpopular Trump surrogate Darrell Issa. As we mentioned when Blue America endorsed Applegate in early September, CA-49 is a swing district that swung for Obama in 2008 and for Romney in 2012. It's become clear that this year it will swing back into the Democratic column. A new poll from Tulchin Research shows Hillary winning the district 49-36%. CA-49 is an overwhelmingly the kind of suburban district where mains... more »

Cheyenne River Chairman receives little response from Obama in Los Angeles

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Obama fails to respond, as front line warriors rush to face a convoy of police By Brenda Norrell Censored News LOS ANGELES -- Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier said he did not get the response he hoped for during a meeting with President Obama today. "I didn't really get the answers that I was hoping for, but I'm still optimistic we will prevail in stopping this

Musical Interlude: “Homeless Boy Steals The Talent Show”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Homeless Boy Steals The Talent Show” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ46Ot4_lLo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Face-on spiral galaxy M77 lies a mere 47 million light-years away toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. At that estimated distance, the gorgeous island universe is about 100 thousand light-years across. Also known as NGC 1068, its compact and very bright core is well studied by astronomers exploring the mysteries of supermassive black holes in active Seyfert galaxies. *Click image for larger size.* M77 is also seen at x-ray, ultraviolet, infrared, and radio wavelengths. But this sharp visible light image based on Hubble data follows its winding spiral arms traced by obscuring du... more »

Chet Raymo, “Asperges Me, Domine”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Asperges Me, Domine” ** by Chet Raymo “Greystone Books publishes a series of "Literary Companions" to natural environments- mountains, rivers and lakes, deserts, gardens, and the sea, so far. Now they come to my environment- night- and have been kind enough to include a chapter from “The Soul of the Night”, the chapter called "The Shape of Night." I am in lovely company, admired companions of several generations- Diane Ackerman, Timothy Ferris, Annie Dillard, Henry Beston, Loren Eiseley, Louise Erdrich, Pico Iyer, and Gretel Ehrlich, to name but a few- all connoisseurs of darknes... more »

Awakened Humanity Awaits Fully Scripted Ending to the Election

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Bernie Suarez* - This is a reminder to all that the battle we face for humanity and truth is continuous. The post Awakened Humanity Awaits Fully Scripted Ending to the Election appeared first on Waking Times.

Bonus Quote of the Day: On The Forgotten Man

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X. Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X or, in the better case, what A, B and C shall do for X. … “What I want to do is to look up C. I want to show you what manner of man he is. I call him the Forgotten Man. Perhaps the appellation is not strictly correct. He is the man who never is thought of. … He works, he votes, generally he prays — but he always pays — yes, ... more »

Newt Gingrich Slices Hack Megyn Kelly a New One "You are Fascinated with Sex"...w/Update

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*I don't think I've ever witnessed him so angry. * Megyn Kelly was disrespectful, ugly, pushy, and wrong. People actually watch this pointy chinned harridan? *Update:* Here's the Megyn Kelly/Mike Pence interview Newt referred to in the interview above. What the hell is wrong with this woman? She's blaming Trump for bad media coverage because of something he said over a decade ago? This is the same woman who posed in GQ looking like the brainless tart she is, and now she wants to "defend women?" Grow up, Megyn. I don't need a brain dead pointy chinned pursed mouth nobody li... more »

A Government Fraud - Take a Bonus to Re-enlist for the CA National Guard

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 day ago
Government lawyers in the Pentagon are demanding that California National Guard members who took bonuses to sign up for re-enlistment and future possible deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan ten years ago, now have to pay back those bonuses. The government was not authorized to make them. Now, how likely is it that the service members knew that government officials were unauthorized to offer the bonuses that helped the government to solve its shortage of war-fighters? Of course most people hearing about this wonder how hard it would be for them if the government asked them to pay b... more »

Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Tom Hayden, ¡Presente!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The Port Huron Statement that Hayden drafted, a deeply intelligent critical analysis of American society, became the manifesto of a generation. By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2015 Peace activist and spiritual leader Rabbi Arthur … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Tom Hayden, *¡Presente!*

U.S. National Intelligence Director: 'Russia Will Shoot Down U.S. Warplanes If They Try Enforce A No-Fly Zone In Syria'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on ''Worldwide threats to America and our allies'' in Capitol Hill, Washington February 9, 2016. REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA *The Intercept:* *Intelligence Director “Wouldn’t Put It Past” Russia to Fire at U.S. Aircraft in Syria* HILLARY CLINTON HAS PROPOSED establishing a no-fly zone in Syria, but Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday that such a move could lead Russia to shoot down U.S. planes. “I wouldn’t put it past them to shoot down an American airc... more »

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