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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.

Monday, October 3, 2016

3 October - Blogs I'm Following

11:57pm MDT

Newsnight causes "outrage"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 4 minutes ago
The closing discussion on last night's *Newsnight* - which discussed Mrs May, the Tories and Brexit - drew the following pair of tweets from Tim Montgomerie: The *Daily Express *has an article about it with the headline: The Remain-backing panellists were Jenni Russell, Danny Finkelstein, Heidi Allen MP and Andrew Rawnsley. The main interview of the programme, however, was with David Gauke MP, another Remain-backer, and Evan Davis spent quite a bit of time discussing Brexit with him too, asking him (anti-Brexit) questions like: These are brave face word you're putting on. Can y... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Overheard in a Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
2002, “Overheard in a Dream” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA40zKrMKvw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“These three bright nebulae are often featured in telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius and the crowded starfields of the central Milky Way. In fact, 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged two of them; M8, the large nebula left of center, and colorful M20 on the right. The third, NGC 6559, is above M8, separated from the larger nebula by a dark dust lane. All three are stellar nurseries about five thousand light-years or so distant. * Click image for larger size.* The expansive M8, over a hundred light-years across, is also known as the Lagoon Nebula. M20'... more »

The Poet: Aldous Huxley, "Lightly"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Lightly"* "It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig. Lightly, lightly– it’s the best advice ever given me. When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic. No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell. And of course, no theology, no metaphysics. Just... more »

"Lifting Pain's Veil: Bitterness"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Lifting Pain's Veil: Bitterness"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Bitter feelings allow us to become perfect victims in that we no longer feel obliged to work toward healing. It is natural to feel resentment or anger when life does not unfold as expected. We consciously or unconsciously anticipated one experience, and we grieve for the loss of it when the universe puts something else in our path. Most of the time, we work through these feelings and they pass. Occasionally, our anger and resentment do not fade and are instead transformed into bitterness. Bitter feelings allow us t... more »

Chet Raymo, "Six Things"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Six Things"* by Chet Raymo "My mother was part of the last generation of Americans who were welded into a national cohesiveness by the classroom memorization of poems by English language poets- Longfellow, Whittier, Riley, Lowell, Field, and all the rest. All her life, lines of verse were on her lips... "All at once, and nothing first, Just as bubbles do when they burst." Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The One Hoss Shay" "Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose." Longfellow, "The Village Blacks... more »

A Case For Zephyr Teachout, Congressional Candidate In NY-19

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Records are important. Political figures like Bernie have spent decades building-- what amounts to-- platforms to run on. When Blue America first started urging people to contribute to Bernie, he was a member of the House, a member of the House who had started and led to Congressional Progressive Caucus and who had been working diligently to push a progressive perspective on issues from economic inequality, criminal justice reform and money in politics to issues around war and peace and equal justice for minorities. These are the things that motivated Bernie's public life. When h... more »

Blog stats for September ‘16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
When I have time, I like checking out this blog’s monthly stats … [image: Stat1] I started posted my blog stats here again a few months ago because a few donors were asking. (How do you become a donor? Good question: Here’s your PayPal link.) So right up there is what Google says my stats are for last month, which were wildy overblown but are now beginning to look more likely. (and how cool is seeing that it’s now ticked over 8 *million* all-time page views! I’ll take that.) Statcounter has the more reliable figures here: [image: Stats2] If you’re wondering about the reac... more »

A few hundred years short of 6000

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
Thats roshahana the Jewish New Year. A fact that I was ignorant of until today and I consider myself well educated. Its a big deal I could go on and on about the Chinese 6000 years and castration and the Jews only circumsicion. In a nutshull thats your cocks future. God if there is one has given us Jews, embrace their culture and dont work on Maggies farm no more. Maybe why 58 years old today I hear of this timeline for the first time is because it makes the Christian history look like peter pan.

Humbert Humbert is a Jerk: Reading Lolita for Banned Book Week

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
[Slight divergence from my normal blogging. Feel free to move along...] In honor of Banned Book Week I decided to read a book I hadn't read that was on the list. I listened to the audiobook version of Vladimir Nabokov's *Lolita*, as read by Jeremy Irons. Irons also played the protagonist, Humbert Humbert, in the 1997 film adaptation of the novel. *Lolita* deals with some pretty dreadful people, none more dreadful in my opinion than it's protagonist, Humbert Humbert - a self-made pseudonym developed by the protagonist while in prison for the memoir he wrote. The fact he is in pris... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Apathy and Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really... Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn't care as long as it's not personally inconvenienced." - Jake Thoene, "Shaiton's Fire"

Gen. Stubblebine on 9/11

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Will The Next Big International Crisis Will Come From Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads Friday prayers in Tehran. leader.ir/Reuters *Alireza Nader, FOX News:* *Whoever wins the presidency, the next big international crisis will come from Iran* The next U.S. president is likely to be met with multiple international crises after assuming office, and Iran may be one of the most challenging of them. Despite the heated partisan rhetoric, the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (United States, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) has been beneficial for t... more »

Trump And Women

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*He wasn't joking* Did you ever get a letter from a Trumpy-the-Clown attorney threatening a law suit? I guess the really classic ones are the ones from ultimate sleaze bag Roy Cohn but he's sitting on Satan's dick now so the one I got a week or two ago was less collectible. They're suing me for writing about accusations that before she was married to Herr Trumpf, Melania wasn't just using her bod for modeling. They're suing the *Daily Mail* (for $150 million) as well and at least a few other blogs besides *DWT*. The letter they sent me is a mess and my laywer laughed at it when I re... more »

5 Master Crimes You’ll Have to Explain to Future Generations For Not Stopping

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - What can you do to change the world now, before it's too late? The post 5 Master Crimes You’ll Have to Explain to Future Generations For Not Stopping appeared first on Waking Times.

The record shows that to make more affordable housing that’s affordable, it’s better to build more OUT rather than up

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*The mandarins who have made Auckland housing unaffordable have decreed in their new Unitary Plan that the city shall grow up, not out, and other NZ cities are following suit. The same decree has just gone forth from Obama’s White House – instead of relaxing artificial constraints on horizontal development, the decree advocates even *tighter *constraints to force even denser housing in American cities. But the fact remains, explains Randal O’Toole in this guest post, that no matter how often urban planners chant, “grow up, not out,” the fact is that no urban area an... more »

Why All Roads In The Middle East Now Lead To Moscow (Part Two)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during a signing ceremony after the talks in Tehran, Iran, November 23, 2015. Picture taken November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin *Amir Handjani, Reuters*: *Putin’s Middle East gamble is paying off dividends* Vladimir Putin has made an art of turning weakness into strength. As Russian and Syrian forces pound Aleppo in the biggest assault of Syria’s five-year civil war, the Russian president clearly has emerged as a dominant force in the Middle East. Two years ago Russia ha... more »

Syria - The U.S. Propaganda Shams Now Openly Fail

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
*From Moon of Alabama* The Obama administration, and especially the CIA and the State Department, seem to be in trouble. They shout everything they can against Russia and allege that the cleansing of east-Aleppo of al-Qaeda terrorist is genocidal. Meanwhile no mention is ever made of the famine of the Houthis in Yemen which the U.S. and Saudi bombing and their blockade directly causes. But more and more major news accounts support the Russian allegation that the "moderate rebels" the U.S. is coddling in Syria are actually in cahoots with al-Qaeda if not al-Qaeda itself. Reuters r... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Inside Story/Al Jazeera*: *Can peace in Colombia be saved?* Voters reject the historic deal to end half a century of war with FARC rebels. It was hailed as a done deal. But when Colombia's peace agreement was put to a vote - the people said no. With a difference of less than one percent, they rejected the deal, calling it too forgiving. About 260,000 people died during the war with FARC, which lasted more than half a century. Critics of the peace deal want justice. President Juan Manuel Santos is vowing to continue the search for peace. But before the referendum he warned a "n... more »

Standing Rock: Five DAPL Work Sites Shut Down by Peaceful Action Oct. 3, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. Photos by Kandi A nearly two-mile line of vehicles shut down five Dakota Access Pipeline work sites peacefully -- with no police altercations today.

How social-justice warriors are re-defining racism–& Hobson Pledgers can’t keep up

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
You will have noticed that what used to be defined as racism has changed. It has changed because the old way of defining it was not proving politically useful. Racism, observes Robert Bidinotto, used to be defined *objectively* … now however it is defined *politically*. *"RACISM" USED TO BE DEFINED OBJECTIVELY: the belief that the character, intellect, and worth of any given individual is determined, not by his individual choices and actions, but by his genetic and racial ancestry. Racism is thus a variant of collectivism: judging people not as individuals, but by their acciden... more »

Trump's economic plan is completely detached from reality [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
It’s not just his campaign and his campaign adviser that appear completely detached from reality – or his megalomanical notion that “he alone can fix” things that helps to suggest reality and he are total strangers: his economic “plan” just becomes more imaginary as more details are released, to the point says Cato’s Bill Watson that ridicule is now all it truly deserves: *Earlier this week, the Trump campaign released a **white paper* * written by senior policy adviser Peter Navarro to elaborate and quantify the candidate’s economic plan. The goal of the paper is to explain... more »

Unidentifiable Flying Object Over Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
I came home from work, turned on the cam and noticed immediately some object hovering in the sky to the east of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The object could hover in place for long periods and move very, very quickly: I took quite a few screenshots documenting its movement around the plant. Unfortunately, I could not get a close enough shot to really see it well. My guess is that its a drone taking radiation readings. The plant looks terrible. There appears to be extreme heat coming up from unit 1: Check out all my screenshots documenting the object's moveme... more »

Greg Hunter, "Gerald Celente: News Media Working for the Whore Masters"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Gerald Celente: News Media Working for the Whore Masters"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trends researcher Gerald Celente sees an “October surprise” coming for the economy, terror or war. Celente contends, “Even that sellout, Mario Draghi (Head of the European Central Bank-ECB) the former head of the Goldman Sachs European division, now playing the ECB President, came out and said the central banks can’t do anymore, and they are looking now for government stimulus. That’s going to be the new game. What I am saying is it’s collapsing. Look what happened in Japan a week and a h... more »

FBI Allowed Hillary Aides To Destroy Incriminating Evidence on Laptops

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Immunity deals struck for two top Hillary Clinton aides contained unprecedented agreements that their laptops would be destroyed by the FBI after the agency finished its search, House Judiciary Sources claimed Monday. According to a just released letter from Bob Goodlatte, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to Attorney General Lynch, the FBI apparently struck puzzling and unnecessary “side agreements” with top Clinton aides Cheryl Mills an Heather Samuelson to “destroy” their “laptops after concluding its search.” “Like many things about this case, these new materials ... more »

House Oversight Committee ‘Looking Into’ Clinton Impeachment

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Reports have emerged that the House Oversight Committee have acknowledged that measures are in place for the impeachment of Hillary Clinton and they are currently “looking into those procedures.“ FBI Director James Comey’s appeared before the Oversight Committee on Wednesday and defended his department’s decision not to recommend charges against Clinton for mishandling classified information. However according to a spokesman, the House was not satisfied with Comey’s four-hour testimony. “The FBI’s recommendation is surprising and confusing. The fact pattern presented by Director C... more »

Russia To Conduct Nuclear Readiness Drill With 40 Million Citizens

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russia are to conduct a massive nuclear military drill involving 40 million citizens in order to prepare the country for a possible nuclear attack, amid heightening tensions between Moscow and the U.S. Representatives for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) confirmed that bomb shelters and underground bunkers in Moscow are being prepared for the evacuation of millions of citizens in the event of a nuclear bomb attack on the country. “As a result of the introduction of new approaches to civil defense, an inventory of underground facilities of the city was conducted.... more »

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Ordered Drone Strikes On Assange

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was the subject of an attempted assassination attempt via drone attack by Hillary Clinton, according to reports. Whilst serving as secretary of state, President Obama ordered Hillary to silence Assange and bring down WikiLeaks by any means possible as an imminent release of 250,000 internal cables looked set to embarass the White House. Truepundit.com reports: Prodded by the looming CableGate, Clinton met with staff on Tuesday November 23, 2010 shortly after 8 a.m. on Mahogany Row at the State Department to attempt to formulate a strategy to avert... more »

Cheryl Mills May Face Criminal Charges For Tampering With Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Congress are recommending criminal charges be brought against Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills for tampering with evidence during an FBI investigation. The Republican National Committee has filed a formal complaint against Mills over her potentially criminal behavior during the FBI’s Clinton email investigation. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: The RNC filed the complaint to the D.C. Court of Appeals Monday, requesting a review of the Justice Department’s decision to grant Mills partial immunity during the FBI probe before she turned over her computer. Classifi... more »

Oct. 3: The biggest world story in the irving press is that......

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
Boston might be counted in the same time zone as Monton, New Brunswick. Be still, my heart. ____________________________________________________ http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/poll-canadians-multiculturalism-immigrants-1.3784194 What a wonderful idea! Of course, make immigrants conform to our ways, speak only our language, dress as we do.... Our native peoples would be much better off today if they had followed such a policy toward our immigrant ancestors. The possibilities are endless. Chinese could be forced to operate restaurants that serve only hot dogs. ... more »

World News Briefs -- October 3, 2016 (Evening edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. suspends talks with Russia on Syria ceasefire* The United States on Monday suspended talks with Russia on trying to end the violence in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under a ceasefire agreement. The announcement came as Syrian government supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power pounded the rebel-held area of Aleppo, bombing one of the city's main hospitals and badly damaging water supplies. "The United States is suspending its participation in bilateral channels with Russia that were established to sustain the cessa...more »

UN council weighs measure to impose Aleppo ceasefire- No flights over Aleppo!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Keeping in mind that it was the US that ended the ceasefire with their heinous attack on SAA * US/Israel/NATO are very concerned their losing their terror army! From earlier today: *Mohammed Alloush of Jai(y)sh al-Islam: Assad is the Enemy, Not Israel.* The UN Security Council on Monday was considering a draft UN resolution imposing a ceasefire in Aleppo and *putting an end to all military flights over Syria's war-battered city.* The French-drafted text obtained by AFP on Monday was circulated to the Security Council at the weekend and *a vote could take place this week*, diploma... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*$80 million Shell Island restoration nears completion ~Mark Schleifstein* *Chicago museum agrees to correct Hurricane Katrina exhibit ~Levees.org*

October 3, 2016 – White Hats Report #53 – PollMole, will it prevent a stolen election in 2016?

The White Hat Reporters at The White Hats Report - 8 hours ago
As November 8 quickly approaches, we’re reminded of a quote attributed to Josef Stalin, “It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes.” Or a similar one attributed to Boss Tweed, "Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything.” Every four years and to a lesser extent, every two years, we are bombarded with “polls”, polls to tell us who the voters approve of, polls to tell us what the important issues are, polls to give us the latest trends and polls to tell us who will win a particular election, whether it be national or local. Th... more »

Revolutions Don't Have Pause or Rewind Buttons

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
(Tip o' the tinfoil hat to faithful reader CC) The reader who sent this to me included the subject header, "Quit while you're ahead, Bernie." Truer words were never spoken. It's not as if he'll have any meaningful role or be seriously listened to again whether or not the Democrats will take the Senate (they won't). And this is because he dared oppose the Anointed One, the Lord Queen of Haiti and all round Queen of Cuntitude, Hillary Clinton. Anyone who's read this blog even on a cursory basis knows how much I loathe that bitch and her giant penis of a husband we used to cal... more »

October Update

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
Autumn is coming in the Texas hill country, the days are not so hot and things look a bit greener than this summer. We still get the hot humid days but they are giving way to winter. I want to thank the core people who donate every month, I am very grateful to you all. I am more dependent on donations than I have been when I started. I am hesitant to accuse Google of messing with the ad figures, I think its just the general decline in the whole economy affecting the bid rate for ads, and there's more web sites than ever out there. It may be time for me to take a "regular" job a... more »

Is NATO A Threat To Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Adam Twardowski, National Interest*: *Why NATO Isn't a Threat to Russia* Russia’s apologists blame the United States for the recent deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations by arguing that if Washington had shown greater respect for Russia’s interests after the Cold War, Moscow would not have felt the need to safeguard its security by dismembering Ukraine and Georgia. The theory behind this realist view, articulated in part last week by Ted Galen Carpenter, is that Russia is too weak to threaten the United States as an expansionist power, so instead of extending NATO’s eastern front... more »

Kim Kardashian Tied Up And Robbed At Gunpoint In Paris Hotel

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel on Sunday by men dressed as police officers. The 35-year-old star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians has since left Paris and is reportedly “badly shaken but physically unharmed,” according to her spokesperson. Business Insider reports: “Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers,” the spokesperson said. Reuters quotes a police source as saying the incident, involving five armed men, happened at 3am on Su... more »

Trump Foundation Ordered To Cease Fundraising In New York

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
New York’s attorney general has issued a cease and desist letter to the Donald Trump Foundation, claiming the charity is in violation of state registration rules. The notice stated that the Republican presidential nominee’s eponymous foundation was soliciting donations of more than $25,000 a year without having registered for the proper certification “The failure immediately to discontinue solicitation and to file information and reports required under Article 7-A with the Charities Bureau shall be deemed to be a continuing fraud upon the people of the state of New York,” accordin... more »

U.N. urged to halt Dakota Access Pipeline: LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Watch video below, click arrow. By Brenda Norrell Censored News NEW YORK -- LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Lakota of Standing Rock, urged the United Nations to immediately halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and demanded immediate assistance for Dakota, Lakota and Nakota. Allard addressed the U.N. General Assembly during a briefing today on Indigenous Issues. Allard began her address by

Russia organized massive civil defense drill

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
*Curious timing with the Jewish and Chinese holidays... -Terran* http://en.mchs.ru/mass_media/news/item/32914206/ 02 October 13:22 *Emergencies Ministry to organize all-Russian civil defence drill * The Emergencies Ministry of Russia is going to organize all-Russian civil defence drill since 4 October until 7 October 2016. More than 40 million people, more than 200.000 specialists of rescue and recovery units, as well as more than 50.000 units of equipment are going to be involved into the drill. Also, federal executive authorities, heads of regions, local governing bodies a... more »

Look At Trump's Record On "The Little People"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The message in the video above is identical with the story I want to share below. It's not unlike some of the stories you've probably already heard from some of the people victimized by Trump's scam "university." And like Trump University, both the video above and the story below are meant to give some insight into Trump's character and into the false image he's mangled to paint of himself to a desperate mass of extremely low-info, low-IQ voters looking for respect-- albeit in the wrong place. Reporting for *The Guardian* from Cleveland over the weekend, Chris Arnade that today t... more »

The U.S. Is #15 On The List Of Free Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*McClatchy News*: *The U.S. isn’t one of the top 10 most free countries in the world, study says* With costly healthcare, a stereotype of obesity and a culture of creatively fatty foods, “healthy” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of the United States. But according to the Legatum Prosperity Index’s findings for 2015, the U.S. is the healthiest country in the world. However, when it comes to freedom, an ideal most Americans pride themselves on, the U.S. falls to 15. So what’s the country with the most personal freedom? Canada, followed by New Zealand,... more »

EU Emission Targets For Passenger Cars

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood We have seen how Obama’s fuel efficiency directives have so far misfired. In the UK, as well, we have similar targets. In our case, they are mandatory CO2 emission targets for new cars, imposed by the EU. These targets began to be phased in from 2012, and so far […]

Military Force Alone Can Never Defeat Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*James Miller, RFE*: *The Military Alone Will Never Defeat Terrorism* Ahmad Khan Rahami nearly became a household name. Instead, he will likely fade from memory. The 28-year old naturalized American citizen stands accused of placing four different bombs across New York and New Jersey. One of those devices exploded as intended on September 17, injuring 29 people. Another was placed nearby, possibly intended to injure people fleeing from the first explosion, but it did not go off. Another, discovered earlier that day in Ocean County, New Jersey, near the start of a charity run to be... more »

Hiding the Identities of the World’s Wealthiest Individuals

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Pedro Aquila* - We really have no idea who the world's richest people are. The post Hiding the Identities of the World’s Wealthiest Individuals appeared first on Waking Times.

ISIS Chief ‘Poisoned’ In Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
ISIS leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has reportedly been poisoned together with three other Islamic State commanders in Iraq. A source told Iraqi news agency WAA that “accurate information” showed Baghdadi’s food had been poisoned by a mysterious assassin. The four have reportedly been rushed for treatment at a secret location. According to Press TV: Meals prepared for him and the other three for lunch had, according to the source, been poisoned in the Be’aaj district, located southwest of Nineveh. The source added that the four are suffering from “...more »

The Times continues the Flowers craze!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016Megan Twohey's slickness:* Did Bill Clinton ever have an affair with Gennifer Flowers? Did they have a *12-year* affair, the way Flowers so thrillingly said? (Back in 1992, Flowers hauled in more than $500,000 for making the thrilling claim. By 1999, she was reduced to doing hour-long TV appearances, discussing the Clintons' many murders and telling the world that Hillary Clinton was the world's most gigantic lesbo. The gruesome Chris Matthews gushed and fawned about how super-hot she was. The mainstream press corps accepted this gruesome gong-show, which t... more »

Antisemitism 'Entrenched' In UK Culture

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Sunday Morning Live is technically a religious programme, and the BBC based the question concerning antisemitism on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s contribution to a new booklet for the Holocaust Educational Trust. “Antisemitism 'Entrenched' In UK Culture And Church Is Partly To Blame” “Justin Welby has said that antisemitism is "entrenched in our thought and culture" and that historically the Church has "compounded the spread of this virus" in an essay for the Holocaust Educational Trust [HET]. In his article, Welby called antisemitism an "insidious evil", adding that the "habi... more »

Spider Web Cookies and Halloween Candy Bark!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
Link Up Your Best PostsDon't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features # BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we hope to sha... more »

The Countryfile Calendar: I demand a second referendum

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
In the 'other random stuff' category, here's something I wrote some five weeks ago as BBC One's *Countryfile *launched its annual *Countryfile Calendar *competition: Well, Sunday night's *Countryfile *revealed the results and it was "the rodent nibbling on the blackberries" that won it with the public (an adorable photo of a water vole by Dean Mason): *My* winner - Tony's magnificent barn owl - won the judges' prize (John Craven, Simon King and Deborah Meaden). Like Patience Wheatcroft, I believe that the judges' decision is correct and should stand and that Parliament (includ... more »

Meet the New Chancellor ...

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
... much the same as the old chancellor. "Call me Philip" Hammond didn't apply smug factor 50 before his speech to Tory party conference, but he didn't need to. Beneath the boring exterior and the truly, truly awful jokes is a politician whose programme is little different to his unlamented predecessor's. Yes, in tune with his boss's whole nation conservatism, Hammond has woken up to the role the state can play in stimulating the economy and making things a wee bit better. That said, so had Osborne. Before his unceremonious disposal, the deficit and austerity had largely become pol... more »

Posts you may have missed: Congress investigating lab, meet Hindawi’s head of research integrity

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
The email alerts for two of today’s posts didn’t didn’t go out, due to a programming glitch. So in case you missed them, here they are: The U.S. Congress is investigating a government lab with a history of two major incidents of misconduct. Meet Hindawi’s new research integrity czar. Like Retraction Watch? Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to […] The post Posts you may have missed: Congress investigating lab, meet Hindawi’s head of research integrity appeared first on Retraction Watch.

U.S. Suspends All Talks With Russia Over Syria As Relations Worsen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *U.S. suspends efforts to work with Russia on Syria cease-fire* The United States has suspended plans for coordinating counterterrorism strikes in Syria with Russia and negotiations over a cease-fire, the State Department said Monday. “Unfortunately, Russia failed to live up to its own commitments” to suspend bombing of civilian areas and facilitate humanitarian aid shipments, spokesman John Kirby said in a statement, “and was also either unwilling or unable to ensure Syrian regime adherence to the arrangements to which Moscow agreed.” The suspension, threaten... more »

Subterranean Berniebro Blues

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
Stop the presses! A "leaked" audio of Hillary Clinton schmoozing with rich people last February about underemployed youth sadly stuck in Mom and Dad's basement is making the rounds of the Internet, It's being sold as proof positive that Clinton despises lefty millennials as much as she abhors righty deplorables. It actually proves no such thing, since it shows Clinton actually urging her wealthy donors to pity the poor ignorant basement-dwellers, who "feel" as if they have no ladder of opportunity out of their depths. And as for the other "big reveal" in the audio, that Hillary is ... more »

Eddie Mair's sense of humour

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Eddie Mair's first question (at 24:53) to the Colombian ambassador to the UK on *PM *today - following his country's referendum and the Colombian people's rejection of the peace deal struck between the government and the communist FARC rebels - was typical Eddie, and you'll either love it or loathe it: Is the deal between the government and FARC off? If you still don't 'get the joke', please click on the link and hear the way 'e tells 'em.

German university recommends that six papers be retracted following probe

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
The University of Cologne has conducted an investigation into the research of Tina Wenz, and determined that six papers should be pulled due to scientific misconduct. In a release issued last week (as first reported by Leonid Schneider), the university lists six papers that “present scientific misconduct,” according to our Google Translate. One of the six […] The post German university recommends that six papers be retracted following probe appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Freedom Begins Within: From the Authoritarian Self to the Liberated Self

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Freedom is both the easiest thing to gain and the hardest thing to hold onto. The post Freedom Begins Within: From the Authoritarian Self to the Liberated Self appeared first on Waking Times.

Hillary Clinton Considered Drone Strike On Julian Assange

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
While she was secretary of state Hillary Clinton reportedly wanted to ‘drone’ Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Clinton and the state department were under pressure to have Assange and Wikileaks silenced in the months before the whistleblowing site released 250,000 diplomatic cables from 1966 up to 2010, dubbed CableGate, according to a report by True Pundit According to unidentified state department sources Clinton asked: “Can’t we just drone this guy?” RT reports: Clinton and the state department held numerous meetings to discuss what could be done about Assange and his site whi... more »

Student On Free Lunch Program Facing Trial Over 65-Cent Milk Carton

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A 14-year-old student has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing a carton of milk that he was entitled to have under a free lunch program. Ryan Turk forgot to grab his drink when queuing for food at the Graham Middle School cafeteria on May 10. The Virginia teenager then went back and helped himself to a $0.65 carton of milk, for which he now faces prosecution. The Free Thought Project reports: Ryan’s forgetful moment turned into an unforgettable lesson in government gone awry. A school resource officer saw the teen cutting in line and assumed he’d stolen the milk — and ... more »

Russia Launches World’s Lightest Heavy Sniper Rifle

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Russian commandos could soon be using the world’s lightest heavy sniper rifle ever made. The unique large-caliber anti-materiel sniper rifle is powerful enough to take out an enemy sheltering behind thick walls as well as light armored vehicles from up to 2 kilometers away. Sputnik reports: Weighing just 10 kilos, the high-precision 12.7mm sniper rifle Kord-M, also known as ASVK and 6V7M-1, is light enough to be carried for many miles without breaking its owner’s back. It is reported to be capable of penetrating up to 15 mm of armor and cutting through concrete and brick walls. “... more »

Fight for Fifteen?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 12 hours ago
My friend Allen Sanderson, from the University of Chicago, questions the idea of a $15 minimum wage.

Complaints from both sides (again)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The BBC must be happy today. Yesterday came Boris at the Conservative Party conference saying (accurately) that the BBC is sometimes "shamelessly anti-Brexit" before adding (doubtless to the BBC's delight), "I think the Beeb is the single greatest and most effective ambassador for our culture and our values". Today in strode (Sir) Craig Oliver in *The Times *saying that David Cameron had pressured the BBC in the other direction for “mistaking balance for being impartial", demanding that "BBC editors should have been stamping their own independent authority and analysis on the outp... more »

More Signs That China Is Rising As A Superpower

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters*: *China's yuan joins elite club of IMF reserve currencies* China's yuan joins the International Monetary Fund's basket of reserve currencies on Saturday in a milestone for the government's campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The yuan joins the U.S. dollar, the euro, the yen and British pound in the IMF's special drawing rights (SDR) basket, which determines currencies that countries can receive as part of IMF loans. It marks the first time a new currency has been added since the euro was launched in 1999.The IMF is adding th... more »

Afghan Military Casualties Is Taking Its Tolls

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Afghan policemen keep watch in the downtown of Kunduz city, Afghanistan October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Nasir Wakif *Washington Post*: *One week. Hundreds of dead and wounded. How Afghan forces are struggling with heavy casualties.* KABUL — Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants is taking its toll, as large numbers of casualties across the country are pushing recently trained Afghan air medical evacuation crews to their limits. During one week in August alone, between Aug. 22 and 29, Afghan crews recovered 125 Afghan troops killed and more than 280 wounded, a... more »

As The Battle For The City Of Kunduz Rages, Another Afghan District Has Fallen To The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Threat Matrix: **Taliban overruns another district in Helmand* The Taliban has seized control of another district in the embattled southern Afghan province of Helmand. Both the Taliban and Afghan officials confirmed that the government lost control of the district of Nawa today. The Taliban announced that it took control of Nawa on its official propaganda website, Voice of Jihad, after a suicide bomber detonated a HUMVEE in the district’s government center: *A heroic martyrdom seeker of Islamic Emirate – Arif – detonated in explosive packed APC (Hummer) inside the district center... more »

Taliban Have Launched A Major Assault On The Afghan City Of Kunduz. There Are Now Claims That The City Has Fallen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Taliban fighters enter northern Afghan city of Kunduz* Taliban fighters pushed into the center of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday, taking control of the central intersection where they raised their flag a year ago in their biggest success of the 15-year-old conflict. Witnesses and police said the insurgents, who entered the city in the early hours, were attacking the governor's compound and police headquarters, while some officials were seen fleeing to the airport. With fighting also intensifying in the strategic southern province of Helmand, the attack o... more »

A Clinton Speech to Millennials That Will Work

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*The cost of college compared to other consumer costs, 1985–2011 (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius * *"I feel like a lot of the stuff Hillary does, you can see when she is trying to, like, earn the youth vote, and it just doesn't work," Nick Chanko, 20, who goes to school in Montreal but votes in New York, told the New York Times.* [source] It's not news that Hillary Clinton is struggling, struggling mightily in fact, to attract millennials in sufficient numbers to put the election out of reach: The youth vote was one of the pillars of the Obama coalition. But thus fa... more »

World News Briefs -- October 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Taliban launches attack on Afghanistan's Kunduz* *Fighters engaged in battles with government forces in city that was briefly taken by the armed group a year ago.* The Taliban has launched a coordinated assault on the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, officials said. Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz, said on Monday that the attack began at around midnight (1930 GMT on Sunday) and fighting was still going on in and around the city. "We are putting all our efforts together to ... more »

“Hillary Clinton Considered Drone Attack on Julian Assange”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Hillary Clinton Considered Drone Attack on Julian Assange”* by RT "Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly wanted to drone Wikileaks founder Julian Assange when she was secretary of state. According to True Pundit, Clinton and the state department were under pressure to silence Assange and Wikileaks in the months before the whistleblowing site released a massive dump of 250,000 diplomatic cables from 1966 up to 2010, dubbed CableGate. “Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton asked, according to unidentified state department sources. Published by True Pundit o...more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"Really No Way Of Knowing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"When your efforts run in the face of conventional wisdom and accepted mastery, persistence can look like madness. If you succeed in the end, this extreme originality reformulates into a new level of mastery, sometimes even genius; if you fail in the end, you remain a madman in the eyes of others, and maybe even yourself. When you are in the midst of the journey…there's really no way of knowing which one you are." - Hilary Austen

WHERE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS ARE: In search of embarrassing international gaps!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016* *Part 3 in this series* *Part 4—On the TIMSS, they're hard to find:* In June of last year, Donald J. Trump was discussing an important, terrible problem. It was June 16, 2015; Trump was announcing his White House campaign. After explaining that Mexico was "sending us" a lot of rapists, he talked about some embarrassing achievement gaps in the international realm: "We're twenty-sixth in the world," the new candidate thoughtfully said. "Twenty-five countries are better than us at education. And some of them are like third-world countries. But we're becoming ... more »

U.S. Congress investigating misconduct at Colorado geochem lab

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A U.S. Congressional subcommittee is investigating two cases of fraud affecting one Colorado lab run by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The misconduct occurred in two separate cases, taking place between 1998 and 2014. We covered the most recent incident, in which a chemist doctored data in up to 24 projects supported by more than $100 […] The post U.S. Congress investigating misconduct at Colorado geochem lab appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Mohammed Alloush of Jai(y)sh al-Islam: Assad is the Enemy, Not Israel.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Always have to feature article that out Israel's Islamists! And Alloush? A total terror scum, lovin' Israel! * *5 facts about Jaysh al-Islam, group that used chem weapons in Syria & has delegate at UN peace talks * *Notice the fact that RT doesn't affilliate Jai(y)sh al Islam with Israel? Why*? *2. Who considers it terrorist* The group is considered a terrorist organization by Syria’s allies Russia and Iran, and also by Egypt. It describes as “brothers” fighters of the Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, which is considered a terrorist group by the UN and many nations. ...more »

Why Are Bankers, Doctors And Scientists Dying?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Since 9/11 a lot of people holding sensitive posts, including bankers, doctors and scientists have been found dead under mysterious circumstances. Is it all a coincidence, or is the deep state at work? Daisy Luther reports: Here is a list of more than 50 of these bankers, in date order, with a brief overview on each of them. You probably also remember that last year, a dozen holistic doctors either died or went missing over a course of only 90 days. How oddly coincidental. But the deaths of these bankers and doctors are just the tip of the iceberg. Did you hear about all of the dea... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq, August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari *Reuters*:* Exclusive: U.S. helped clinch Iraq oil deal to keep Mosul battle on track* Shuttle diplomacy by the United States' envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition brokered an oil deal between Iraq and its Kurdish region vital to a climactic battle with the jihadists, diplomats, officials and oil men say. The oil revenue-sharing deal sealed in August was critical to getting the central and regional governments to coordinate planning for a push on... more »

More Space Week Photos

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Protest at US NSA spy (and drone targeting) base called Pine Gap in the middle of Australia. The US intercepts all phone, fax, email communications across the entire Asia-Pacific region from this base. Space week protest at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kirtland does research & development on directed energy beam weapons, lasers, microwave, rail guns and others technologies in the war to defend freedom and liberty for American corporations. They want to put big killer lasers on aircraft next. In addition KAFB operates a special satellite control system f... more »

Security In Iraq, Sep 22-28, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Violence continued its upward trend in September. Each week of the month there have been more incidents. The main focus was in Baghdad where the highest figures ever recorded by Musings On Iraq occurred during the fourth week of the month. On the government side, they were continuing to clear out the Ramadi area, while Shirqat, the last district in Salahaddin under Islamic State control was finally attacked. Every week this month violence has increased. The first month there were 119 incidents, 125 the second week, 136 the third, and 159 the fourth. From September 22-28, 2016 th...more »

Deep Politics and the Nuclear Complex

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
As the US charade of democratic politics unfolds in this year's presidential elections, I wonder about the latent machinations of power. With this in mind, I consider the deep politics implicated in the new alliance between TEPCO and GE coupled with proposed new liability limits for Japan's utilities: Japan’s Tepco and GE to Launch Digital Transformation of Utility’s Fleet of Thermal-Powered Stations (September 26, 2016). GE News Room, http://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/japan%E2%80%99s-tepco-and-ge-launch-digital-transformation-utility%E2%80%99s-fleet-thermal-powered Utiliti...more »

Russian Diplomat: Russian And US Military Contacts On Syria Suspended

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*TASS:* *Contacts between Russian and US military on Syria suspended — diplomat* *Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov however noted that Russia was trying to agree with the US on resumption of truce in Syria* MOSCOW, October 3./TASS/. Exchange of information between Russian and US military has stopped of late despite Moscow’s commitment, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Monday. "All contacts between the military have been stopped of late, there has been no exchange of information," he said. Gatilov however noted that Russia was trying to agree... more »

Back to the Concert Hall

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
I had a busy weekend out of town as the concert season is now underway. I took in a performance Friday evening with the Edmonton Symphony and then headed down to Calgary the following day to take in the Calgary Philharmonic. These two concerts actually fell in to my schedule at a very opportune moment given that when I start back to work later this week my work schedule will be changing, adding a couple extra days to my shift. It was nice to have a little R&R before I head back and the weather gets progressively colder. It actually turned out to be not too bad of a weekend. ... more »

Questions we should be asking about "Future Ready" schools.

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
This is a follow up to my prior post regarding the danger of “learning eco-systems.” How far are we from the day we’ll be forced to rely on online education modules to inspire and excite the minds of young people; where badge collections replace diplomas; and virtual reality games substitute for Friday night dances, track meets, spelling bees, and school plays? How much time do we have before certified human teachers are replaced by “Task Rabbit” pathway designers and AI personal “tutors?” Before we lose all expectations for privacy surrounding how and when we access our education... more »

“We don’t want to be caught napping:” Meet Hindawi’s new head of research integrity

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
We spoke with Matt Hodgkinson about how he turned his “spidey sense” for what’s wrong with papers into a new position at Hindawi, one of the largest publishers of open-access journals. Retraction Watch: As the new Head of Research Integrity at Hindawi, what does your position entail? What does your typical day look like? Matt […] The post “We don’t want to be caught napping:” Meet Hindawi’s new head of research integrity appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Maine Peace Walk Pot Luck Supper & Program Schedule

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Below is our nightly pot luck supper & program schedule for the 5th Maine Peace Walk entitled: *Stop the War$ on Mother Earth * The public is invited to attend any and all of these events. All suppers begin at 6:00 pm. The programs will last one hour following the supper. For more information please contact globalnet@mindspring.com or call 207-443-9502 - Oct 11 Penobscot Nation on Indian Island - Oct 12 Indian Island to Dexter (First Universalist Church next to library on Rt 7) - Oct 13 Dexter to Pittsfield (164 Lancey St – white house) - Oct 14 Pittsfield ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Colombia's historic peace deal just lost a stunning national vote, and it's not clear what happens nextAsian universities are crumbling Stephen Hawking warned us about contacting aliens, but this astronomer says it's 'too late' Most people are okay with 'selling' organs — and it might be a good idea WoRLD OF CoNSPIRaCY 4.0 Trump "Deep Throat" Emerges: Someone Leaks Donald's '95 Tax Filing To The NYTWikileaks Cancels Highly Anticipated Tuesday Announcement Due To "Security Concerns" US Attorney General Finally Admits Weed Isn't A Gateway Drug... But Prescription Pil... more »

Are These The Only Four Military Options For President Obama On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm *Kristina Wong, The Hill: **Four military options for Obama in Syria* Lawmakers are pressing for a U.S. military option to help end the Syrian civil war, a so-called "Plan B," as the Obama administration's last-ditch diplomatic effort with Russia flounders. Frustration on Capitol Hill is mounting after a temporary ceasefire negotiated Sept. 9 between the U.S. and Russia crumbled just a week later. The Syrian regime — backed by Russian air forces — then began a new onslaught on the city of Aleppo that has left hundreds of civilians dead. “I do think we shoul... more »

"With Criminal Intent: The Biggest Heist in Human History"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"With Criminal Intent: * *The Biggest Heist in Human History"* by Mike Whitney "Here’s your economics quiz for the day: *Question 1*– What do you think would happen if you put $3 trillion into the financial system? *a*–Stock prices would rise. *b*–Stock prices would fall. *c*–Stock prices would stay the same. *Question 2*– What do you think would happen if you put $3 trillion into the economy? (Via fiscal stimulus for infrastructure projects, extended unemployment benefits, food stamps, etc) *a*–Activity would increase and the economy would grow *b*–Activity would slow and the econo... more »

Its a conspriacy

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 hours ago
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The Growing Canada - Saudi Arabia Arms Relationship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A still from a video supplied by Saudi human rights activists shows Saudi Arabia using armoured vehicles against minority Shia Muslim dissidents in the Mideast country's Eastern Province. (European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights) *Globe and Mail*: *Saudi Arabian officials say arms deal with Canada an act of friendship* Saudi Arabian officials say the controversial $15-billion Canadian deal to supply Riyadh with weaponized armoured vehicles should be seen as a goodwill gesture by the Islamic kingdom to cement its friendship with Canada. They are also denying the authenticity o... more »

Report on Conference in Mauritius

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Conference in Mauritius calling for the people of Diego Garcia to be allowed to return to their island home. At 5:15 into the video you can hear statement in English by Maricela Guzman who was stationed at Diego Garcia while in the military. Then at 6:30 you can hear Global Network board member J. Narayana Rao (Nagpur, India) also speaking English. Rao was sent to the conference on behalf of the Global Network - the US is trying to bring the Indian government onside in its effort to militarily encircle China.

Rothschild Insider Warned Of Planned US Race War

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
In 2013 a whistleblower and Rothschild family insider warned that the elites were pushing for a race war in America. The elites want to establish martial law in the U.S. to stifle dissent and circumvent free speech and to further their global agenda of a ‘one world order’ and mass depopulation. To achieve this they need to do some social engineering by instigating a race war against the black folks at home. Waking Times reports: “I’ve just been told the current scenario is this whole race war thing… that’s the plan at the moment.” ~James Casbolt aka Michael Prince, May 2013 As if ... more »

Damage Control At Trump Tower-- The Candidate Is A Moocher, A Freeloader And A Business Failure

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
While Trumpian surrogates like Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie fanned out over the airwaves yesterday to repeat Trumpy-the Clown's newest-- post Alicia Machado-- talking point-- that Trumpf is "a genius" after losing a billion dollars and then not paying any taxes for 18 years-- Bernie Sanders had a very different message. Christie was on Fox saying that "There’s no one who’s shown more genius in their way to maneuver about the tax code as he rightfully used the laws to do that" and Giuliani was on ABC babbling to George Stephanopoilos that Trump "knows how to operate the tax cod... more »

Round the world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Dozens of Islamic schools are operating in Britain despite being deemed 'unsafe'* Dozens of Islamic schools continue to operate despite inspectors finding that pupils are unsafe, exposed to extreme views or unaware of basic British values, a Mail investigation reveals today. The findings suggest that a supposed Government crackdown on extremism in schools – following the Trojan Horse scandal – has failed to materialise. Five Islamic schools have been allowed to stay open after inspections found they were failing to protect children from extremism or radicalisation. Some 18 are s... more »

William Banzi7 World of Conspiracy 4.0

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
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Russian President Putin Signs Decree That Suspends The Plutonium Cleanup Program With The US

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
© Piotr Sivkov/TASS *RT:* *Putin signs decree suspending Russia-US deal on plutonium disposal over hostile US actions* Russia has suspended a post-Cold War deal with the US on disposal of plutonium from decommissioned nuclear warheads. The decision was explained by “the hostile actions of the US” against Russia and Washington's failure to observe the terms of the deal. A decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin cites “the radical change in the environment, a threat to strategic stability posed by the hostile actions of the US against Russia, and the inability of the US to... more »

Why The OPEC Deal To Cut Oil Production Will Fail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Matt Smith, Fuel Fix:* *Ministers writing checks that OPEC can’t cash* Surely the latest actions by OPEC in Algiers threatens the very core of the cartel, given its members have agreed to something that is going to be extremely difficult to follow through on. To coin a phrase (well, kind of) from Top Gun, the cartel’s oil ministers are writing checks that OPEC can’t cash. OPEC is currently producing 33.237 mn bpd – nearly 750,000 bpd above their new production target of 32.5mn bpd. Granted, Saudi Arabia is set reduce production at this juncture, back... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Reservoirs play substantial role in global warming because of methane release (?)* *This is a totally dishonest piece of work. In the laboratory, methane (CH4) does indeed absorb a lot of wavelengths. But in the atmosphere, water vapour absorbs the same solar wavelengths. And water vapour is many time more frequent than CH4. So there is little or nothing left for CH4 to absorb after water vapour has done its work. In real life its presence or absence in the air has virtually no effect at all* Washington State University researchers say the world's reservoirs are an under... more »

Hogtied By Their Own Hypocrisy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The Conservatives started a fire when they accused Gerald Butts and Katie Telford of sticking taxpayers with exorbitant costs for moving from Toronto to Ottawa. Now they're caught in their own backdraft. Michael Harris writes: The Conservative Opposition had fun with the PMO expense scandal until the issue bit them in the ass. Tory MP and leadership candidate, Brad Trost, led the charge against his own party’s hypocrisy. Trost went on Twitter to demand that Guy Giorno, one of former PM Harper’s chiefs of staff, follow the lead of Butts and Telford by repaying part of his estimated ... more »

Why Some Wars Get More Media Attention Than Others

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Damage in a house after a Saudi-led airstrike last month in Yemen, whose war has not gotten much attention. Credit Mohamed Al-Sayaghi/Reuters *Amanda Taub, The Interpreter/New York Times:** Why Some Wars (Like Syria’s) Get More Attention Than Others (Like Yemen’s)* It is a truth universally acknowledged by every war correspondent, humanitarian aid worker and Western diplomat: Some wars, like Syria’s, receive tremendous public attention, which can translate into pressure for resolution. But many others, like Yemen’s still raging but much ignored conflict, do not. Some of the reason... more »

The Islamic State Looks To The Koran On How To Defend Mosul From The Expected Military Offensive In The Coming Weeks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Voice Of America:* *IS Takes to Ancient Strategy as Battle for Mosul Looms * Reeling from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and battlefield defeats by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the Islamic State (IS) is resorting to an ancient defense strategy as a massive battle looms to eject the militants from Mosul. The tactics are drawn from the “Battle of the Trench,” a story narrated from Islamic history texts in which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad led 3,000 defenders of Medina to prevail over 10,000 Arab and Jewish troops in 627 A.D. IS fighters are using the ancient tale -- a highly signifi... more »

Mosul’s Citizens, Under Bombardment, Face "a level of savagery that no human should have to endure,"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
*This is the only place you will read that headline. And, yes, it is a play on the msm reporting regarding Aleppo, Syria. Beside the headline, I’m pretty certain you won’t read this news article anywhere else either?* *US-led coalition launches heaviest air strikes pounding ISIS strongholds in Mosul’s outskirts* Where is Ban Ki Moon when he's really needed? Of course he's nowhere to be found. *"Fighter jets of US-led coalition launched Saturday morning a series of air strikes which are considered the most violent in the past months “targeting ISIS’Peshmerga officer Resan al... more »

The Guardian’s “100 Months To Save The World” – Part II

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/aug/01/climatechange.carbonemissions According to the Guardian’s Andrew Simms, we are two months away from reaching a tipping point for the beginnings of runaway climate change. So, how much has the world’s climate changed since 2008? Atmospheric temperatures have barely changed in the last eighteen years: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1998/plot/rss/from:1998/trend […]

Russia Suspends Post Cold War Deal With US On Plutonium Disposal

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended a post-Cold War deal with the US on disposal of plutonium from decommissioned nuclear warheads. Putin signed a decree on Monday to suspend an agreement with the United States on disposing of weapons-grade plutonium, in a further sign of worsening ties between the former Cold War foes. The decision was explained by “the hostile actions of the US” against Russia along with Washington’s failure to abide by the terms of the deal. RT reports: A decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin cites “the radical change in the environment, a...more »

The Economy: "The Point of War Is Not to Win"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The Point of War Is Not to Win"* by Bill Bonner "It is a bright, sunny day here in Ireland. A good day for the Grand Opening of our new overseas headquarters- a classical-style mansion that was built for a local merchant family in the 1860s. Later today, we’ll give a brief speech thanking all those concerned…drink a few glasses of wine…and hope to God we haven’t made a huge mistake. *Anchored capital: *We’ve invested- heavily- in the building, where we will have as many as 200 employees. It represents capital…accumulated over the last 35 years…that is now anchored in a forgotten ... more »

Does this poll make my electoral ass look big?

Alison at Creekside - 19 hours ago
Apparently half of NDP voter respondents are either very or somewhat satisfied with our current First Past the Post electoral system - really? - but 71% of them are definitely or probably in favour of a referendum. Does this seem at all likely to you? On Sept 28 I attended the travelling public Electoral Reform Committee in Vancouver. One of the witnesses was Mario Canseco, VP of InsightsWest, who presented the results of his company's Sept 14-16 weighted online survey of 1029 Canadians on electoral reform. The committee was given his brief but since then the questions and data beh... more »

WikiLeaks Cancels Hillary’s October Surprise Due To Security Concerns

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has cancelled Tuesday’s “October surprise” that was supposed to derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Security concerns at the Ecuadorian Embassy has forced Assange to put a temporary halt to the release of new incriminating documents that were set to finish off Hillary’s presidential bid. Sputnik reports: The whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks promised to provide a damaging document leak this Tuesday that founder Julian Assange asserts will finally derail Hillary Clinton’s path to the presidency, but that promise will at least be dela... more »

Pentagon Paid $0.5 Billion To British Firm To Fake Al-Qaeda Videos

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A secret propaganda campaign by the Pentagon in Iraq has been exposed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. A British PR firm was paid over half a billion dollars to make fake terrorist videos on behalf of the U.S. military during the Iraqi insurgency that followed the invasion. The firm operated from inside a highly-secured building at a U.S. military base that was emblazoned with “do not enter” and “classified” signs. An ex-employee recalls: “…Somewhere in my conscience I wondered whether this was the right thing to do.” Telesur reports: Bell Pottinger, a UK public relations... more »

"Germany's Deutsche Bank: IT Down, ATM's Down, Internet Banking Down over Holiday Weekend"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Germany's Deutsche Bank: IT Down, ATM's Down, * *Internet Banking Down over Holiday Weekend"* by Newsroom "Germany's Deutsche Bank appears to be crumbling this weekend, as Information Technology (IT) systems went down, Automatic Teller Machines (ATM's) went down and Internet Banking became Unavailable over this three day holiday weekend in Germany (Unification Day Celebration). Last week, financial experts were so convinced that Deutsche Bank was failing, they said so publicly! September 30 was the date set by several financial experts as the day the bank would fold; but stock ma... more »

A gigafine for Deutsche Bank is a plain robbery

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*Western governments act as increasingly aggressive gangsters, targeting especially large yet vulnerable foreign companies* Deutsche Bank, a major German banking institution, is another source of recent economic worries, partly due to a gargantuan fine that the U.S. Department of Justice wants to charge the bank. If you pick an informative article, you will learn that the fine was supposed to be $14 billion – wow – but it's plausible that both sides will agree with a more humble amount, $5.4 billion, a promising possibility that has been improving the market sentiment since Friday a... more »

Electric Universe - not even electrical - HC Unit turbulence

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
The HC Unit, I came up with as a fake-science article in 1985, sat there. In the smoothly flowing 'ether'. Unnoticed. In space. Until it excessed... When it excessed it spun the ether in a Clockwise or Countercclockwise direction, against or with the direction of flow, before the excessed 'matter' or 'charge' this Cw or Ccw had created fell back into itself. This happened over and over again, first Cw then Ccw 'spin' or 'turbulence' of 'the ether'. You can link lines of these self-feeding Cw Ccw spinners in chains to form ATOMS. These HC atoms tend to pair up, feeding each other ... more »

Dr. Andrew Wakefield: Why We Need Safe Vaccines Immediately

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Case after case, the child is completely healthy, has a vaccine, reacts to it and then develops autism. If this is actually not true please convince me. Yet it was exactly one such case that brought Donald Trump correctly onside. You need to understand that what i just described is three separate events happening in time and place whose individual probability is deemed low but whose even less likely effect upon combination produced autism. Thus the probability that the vaccine is the cause has to be exceptionally high. And yes this is what the parents have been reporting ... more »

Why is Ancient History Being Censured in the Americas?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Why is ancient history being censured in the Americas?] That happens to be a question long begged here and elsewhere as honest researcher after researcher has been shouted down for his real discoveries. Individuals are easy to suppress and they are. After that we have benign neglect. The worst i have seen has been the thousands of Minoan artifacts collected from over 5000 individual Lake Superior copper pit mines and dated 2400 BC through 1100 BC all stored somewhere. This is not important? In this item we discover the proper provenance of the modern chi... more »

Scientists Reveal AMAZING Bible Secret

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What this does is put to rest unanswerable scholarly concerns regarding error creep in text reproduced by hand over many centuries. We will also be shortly tackling similar concerns regarding oral traditions which are much more robustly protected than anyone ever imagined. Much more important is the technique and its success in recovering a charred scroll. We have a whole library at Vesuvius that is awaiting recovery and that will be wonderfully interesting. *Scientists reveal AMAZING Bible secret * *September 22, 2016 * * https://thehornnews.com/s... more »

New Zealand's Remarkable Economic Transformation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The difficulty facing policy makers worldwide is that all civil servants are completely convinced that they need more staff and resources and there is no way to actually call them on this. Bankruptcy works in the corporate world but never in government. Worse, the cycle is typically slow, even to the point of been generational, which makes it difficult to change and to root out. Thus you really have to do aggressive privatization to force these services outside policy control. Remember something else. A young honest man eventually becomes an old man wanting to pad his reti... more »

Turkish President Erdogan Is Disputing The 1923 Treaty That Defines The Modern Border Between Greece And Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Greece says Erdogan's remarks on islands 'dangerous' to relations* Greece on Friday accused neighboring Turkey of endangering ties between the two NATO allies by questioning the wisdom of an almost century-old treaty that established the modern boundaries between the two countries. At a speech in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the Treaty of Lausanne, a 1923 peace accord which forged modern Greece and Turkey's borders, was essentially a defeat for Turkey because it "gave away" islands to Greece. Ties between Greece and Turkey have suffered st... more »

UK Admit ‘Swaggering’ Putin Is Destroying New World Order

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Vladimir Putin is defeating the New World Order, and “swaggering around” while doing so, according to the UK’s new International Development Minister, Rory Stewart. In a frank assessment of the disarray the New World Order now finds itself in, Stewart said, “in Iraq, in Syria, you are looking at a real collapse of the multilateral system at a time when the United States is increasingly doubtful about what it can do to solve it.” Describing Putin’s Russia as “swaggering around,” he explained that Russia, “has been able to transform its global status in the past three years at a tim... more »

Exposed: Tim Kaine’s Communist Youth

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Tim Kaine’s political formation wasn’t pro-American or pro-Christian as he claims, it was pro-Communism and pro-Soviet. Not watered-down Bernie Sanders style Democratic Socialist either, but a hammer and sickle dark era Soviet-approved red. The Democratic Party’s nominee for the Vice Presidency, Senator Tim Kaine used to be a communist. According to mainstream media, Tim Kaine interrupted his studies at Harvard and took a life transforming “mission” trip to Latin America in 1980. Conveniently left out of these stories, are the radical reality of the Cold War in Latin America and T... more »

CIA Officer: We Create Terrorist Attacks In America

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A former high-level CIA officer has come forward and blasted American government policy of “utilizing terror groups” abroad and confessed that intelligence services create terror incidents in the U.S. As the American mainstream slowly wakes up to the fact the U.S. government are using the worlds most notorious Islamic terror groups to destabilize sovereign nations, more and more deep state whistleblowers are coming forward claiming U.S. intelligence services not only utilize terror groups abroad, but also create domestic terror incidents at home to “manipulate and control the mass... more »

Turkey Extends Its Military mandate In Both Syria And Iraq By 1 Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Syria civil war: Turkey sends 1,000 special forces on secretive mission to secure ‘security zone’ across border* *Exclusive: Tensions increase between Ankara and Washington as relations between Erdogan and Putin begin to thaw.* While international focus is on the devastating bombing going on in Aleppo, another offensive is taking place, much of it in the shadows, which could be a game-changer in Syria’s bloody civil war. The Turkish military, with armour, air-power and troops on the ground – a thousand of them special forces – are moving deeper into Syria, alon...more »

Assange Cancels ‘October Surprise’ Amid Hillary Threats

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been forced to cancel his ‘October Surprise’ announcement on Tuesday, due to alleged threats from the Hillary campaign. The hotly-anticipated announcement promised to reveal a new document dump on Hillary Clinton that would potentially end her campaign. Heatst.com reports: NBC’s Jesse Rodriguez reported that the Tuesday announcement — which was to come from the balcony of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has sought sanctuary for years – was canceled due to “security concerns”. Due to security concerns at the Ecuadorian Embassy, Julia... more »

First 9/11 ‘Inside Job’ Lawsuit Launched Against Saudi Arabia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The first 9/11 ‘inside job’ lawsuit has been filed against Saudi Arabia alleging that the Saudi government orchestrated the September 11 attacks. Just days after Congress passed a law allowing US citizens to sue terror-sponsoring countries, a Navy widow has filed a lawsuit claiming that Saudi Arabia provided material support to Osama bin Laden and his team of terrorist hijackers prior to the 9/11 attacks. Rt.com reports: Stephanie Ross DeSimone was pregnant with Navy Commander Patrick Dunn’s daughter when he was killed by American Airlines Flight 77, which was deliberately steere... more »

TSA Being Sued Over X-ray Machine Deaths

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is being sued over the deaths of hundreds of people who died as a result of being forced to use their X-ray machines. The controversial Advanced Imaging Technology has been used in airports for almost a decade in order to detect whether an airline passenger is carrying a weapon underneath their clothing. Wnd.com reports: But now there’s a lawsuit raising another claim: The machines are responsible for hundreds of deaths per year. The lawsuit was filed in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals by the Competitive Enterprise Instit... more »

Former Mossad Chief Urges Israelis To Revolt

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former Mossad director Efraim Halevy has urged citizens in Israel to take to the streets and “revolt” against Netanyahu’s government. Haaretz.com reports: On the desk of former Mossad director Efraim Halevy in his Tel Aviv home is a copy of the Arabic translation of his autobiography, “Man in the Shadows.” Its subtitle, displayed prominently on the cover, reads, “Know thy enemy.” Halevy is amused by the backhanded compliment. At the age of 81, the man who was Israel’s top spook is a whirlwind of activity. After a decades-long career in a range of positions in the Mossad, Israel’s ... more »

Summing up this week

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 1 day ago
Good morning, great people! Right now I'm sitting in bed, trying to wake up. Anders left before 7, and I have just finished my first coffee of the day :) When I've finished this blogpost, I'll get ready for a long day at the University; I think we're in the middle of an experiment (if so, I'll volunteer for the evening shift today), so I need to figure that out, and then I need to (to try) get on top with my neutron issues. I also need to finish my travel bill from Bruges, and a short "interview" for NHO. If there's more time after this I have several comments for my article number ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
via @ronanburtenshaw: The areas of Colombia most affected by the war voted for peace while the relatively untouched centre voted against. pic.twitter.com/Q66tj5jG9Y — Sally Hayden (@sallyhayd) October 2, 2016

The Afghan City Of Kunduz Is Under Taliban Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Taliban fighters enter northern Afghan city of Kunduz* Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated assault on the northern city of Kunduz overnight, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, a senior city police official said. Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz said the attack began at around midnight (1930 GMT Sunday) and fighting was still going on in and around the city. "We are putting all our efforts together to push them back," he said. Kunduz, which fell briefly to the Taliban a year ago, has seen repeated bouts of h... more »

"A Haunting, Inescapable Riddle...:

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*I.* "At my father's club, sitting before the fire, we had spoken of 'moments made eternity', meaning what are called timeless moments, moments precisely without the pressure of time -moments that might be called, indeed, timeful moments. And we had clearly understood that the pressure of time was our nearly inescapable awareness of an approaching terminus- the bell about to ring, the holiday about to end, the going down from Oxford foreseen... Life itself is pressured by death, the final terminus. Socrates refused to delay his own death for a few more hours: perhaps he knew that t... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Starstuff”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Starstuff” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjNgwF8QLTw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ell... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Do You Remember?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Do You Remember?"* "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

“Some Things You Need To Know”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Some Things You Need To Know”* by Marc “I know you’re reading this. And I want you to know I’m writing this for you. Others will be confused. They will think I’m writing this for them. But I’m not. This one’s for you. I want you to know that life is not easy. Every day is an unpredictable challenge. Some days it can be difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning. To face reality and put on that smile. But I want you to know, your smile has kept me going on more days than I can count. Never forget that, even through the toughest times, you are incredible. You really are. So... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Tangerang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. Thanks for stopping by.

"Don't Give Up..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

“A Thief In The Night of America”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A Thief In The Night of America”* by Michael Kindt “Let’s say you’re trying to fix your screen door. Last night, let’s say, it was terribly windy and the door came open and flapped back and forth uselessly, much like a politician’s tongue. Perhaps you were away visiting family or something and weren’t home to halt the destruction. So the screen door is all loose and a little bent and will no longer shut. It’s hanging there, screaming WHITE TRASH to the neighborhood. So you go to work on it with a Phillips screwdriver, trying to tighten the hinges, but it’s very difficult. You ca... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Honoring Pilots* Air Force officers lift a piano into a burning pit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 23, 2016. The military burns pianos every year in memory of the pilots from World War II's Battle of Britain who never came home. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes

German Politicians Are Accusing The US Of Waging ‘Economic War’ Over Deutsche Bank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Deutsche Bank logo adorns a wall at the company's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo *CNBC/Financial Times*: *US accused of waging ‘economic war’ over Deutsche* German politicians have accused the U.S. of waging economic war against Germany as concern continues to rise among the country’s political and corporate elite over the future of Deutsche Bank, its biggest lender. Some of Germany’s top industrial chiefs have also rallied to the bank’s side following the market storm that last week threatened to engulf Deutsche, stressing its ... more »

What Does German Heritage Mean To You?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump says he's not a racist; he says he's the least racist man in the entire universe. He did tell a crowd at one of his hate rallies in Indiana though, that he believes all Americans of Kenyan descent should be deported back to Kenya, including President Obama. He said, for example, that "Africans are lazy fools, only good at eating, lovemaking and thuggery... In my opinion most of these African countries ought to be recolonized again for another 100 years because they know nothing about leadership and self-governance." He doesn't feel the same way about Germans, the country hi... more »

Examining Cthulhu Mythos Tales Through a Pulp Lens

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
As I embark on a Pulp Cthulhu game, albeit one set in the late Victorian era, I've been thinking about what really differs between a pulp-oriented game vs. a purist one. The answer is surprisingly flexible. There is a style of play that embraces the belief that all the characters are, quite simply, doomed. They are in a race between dying, going insane, or living long enough to see the end of the world. And Lovecraft certainly wrote a number of stories in that way - "Dagon" comes to mind quite readily. On the other hand, in many ways "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" has a strong touch... more »

Pentagon Paid A British PR Firm $540mn To Make Fake Al Qaeda Videos During The Iraq War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Crofton Black & Abigail Fielding-Smith of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism/Daily Beast: **Pentagon Paid for Fake ‘Al Qaeda’ Videos* A controversial foreign PR firm known for representing unsavory characters was paid millions by the Pentagon to create fake terrorist videos. The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda program in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be ... more »

Philippine President: China, Russia Supportive When He Complained About The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte leaves the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva *Reuters*: *Philippines' Duterte says China, Russia supportive when he complained of U.S.* Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he had received support from Russia and China when he complained to them about the United States, in another broadside that could test his increasingly fragile alliance with Washington. Duterte said that during a meeting on the sidelines of a leaders' summit in Laos last month, Russian Prime Minist... more »

Hungarians Vote 98% Against EU Migrant Quotas, But Low Turnout Invalidates The Result

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Big majority of Hungarians rejected migrant quotas but vote invalid* Almost all Hungarians who voted in Sunday's referendum rejected the European Union's migrant quotas but turnout was too low to make the poll valid, frustrating Prime Minister Viktor Orban's hopes of a clear victory with which to challenge Brussels. Hungary's maverick right-wing leader, whose hardline policy on migration has been criticized by human rights groups but is popular at home, nevertheless said EU policymakers should heed the "outstanding" referendum outcome. Orban said more Hungarians had ... more »

Voters In Colombian Reject Peace Deal With FARC Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
People wait in line to enter an electoral voting center during a referendum on a peace deal between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, in Bogota, Colombia, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Felipe Caicedo *Wall Street Journal:* *Colombian Voters Reject Peace Deal With Rebels* *Narrow dismissal of accord with FARC is a blow to President Santos, thrusting nation into uncertainty* BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Voters rejected a peace accord between President Juan Manuel Santos and a Marxist rebel group that would have ended 52 years of conflict, a startling outcome th... more »

Curled Paper Pumpkins and Tissue Box Monsters

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
This last weekend, I owed my daughter a mommy/daughter date. The problem? We had a jammed packed schedule and no time to actually make it happen. I asked if she would love to spend an hour with me at home crafting and snacking and she happily agreed. We made two different easy and fun crafts including Rolled Paper Pumpkins and Monster Tissue Boxes. We had a blast giggling, laughing, painting and snacking of Goldfish crackers. It was easily one of the best mommy/daughter dates ever and it required very little prep or supplies! Our first craft was these rolled paper pumpkins. We... more »

Quote of the Day: On broad expertise

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Expertise in one field does not carry over into other fields. But experts often think so. The narrower their field of knowledge the more likely they are to think so."* ~ Robert Heinlein [Hat tip Phil Oliver] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Brazil's Leftist Parties Hammered In Local Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A man uses a biometric reader during municipal elections in Sao Luis, Brazil, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino *DW*: *Brazil's leftist Workers' Party loses control of Sao Paulo in municipal elections* Brazil's leftist Workers' Party has lost badly in Sao Paulo, the country's biggest city, in a vote seen as a preview of the 2018 presidential election. The country is beset by its worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Brazil's Workers' Party lost control of Sao Paulo city hall in municipal elections on Sunday in a major setback. With more than 90 percent of the votes tallie... more »

Venezuela's Political/Social/Economic Crisis Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *China is cutting off cash to Venezuela* Venezuela can't pluck leaves off China's money tree anymore. After pouring billions into Venezuela over the last decade, China is cutting off new loans to the Latin American nation. It's a major reversal of relations between the two nations, experts say. It also comes at the worst time for Venezuela, which is spiraling into an economic and humanitarian crisis. "China is not especially interested in loaning more money to Venezuela," says Margaret Myers, a director at Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington research group that tracks lo... more »

Chet Raymo, “Under the Surface”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Under the Surface”* by Chet Raymo “Somewhere, in something I have written, I recall quoting with approval this passage from Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire: “For my own part I am pleased enough with surfaces- in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child's hand in your own, the flavor of an apple, the embrace of a friend or lover, the silk of a girl's thigh, the sunlight on rock and leaves, the feel of music, the bark of a tree, the abrasion of granite and sand, the plunge of clear water into a pool, the face of the wind- ... more »

Forward Taiwan: Latest NDC Proposals on Liberalization of Laws related to Foreigners

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Threading our way through the mass of downed trees and debris on a forest road near Sanyi.* This was posted to Forward Taiwan's Facebook page. Very important stuff here.... because it is long I have posted it below the READ MORE line. *++++++++++++++++++* National Development Council’s Plan to Create an Environment for Retention of Talent in Taiwan FORWARD TAIWAN 。 向前台灣·MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 Introduction This note translates the various proposals made by the National Development Council to the Executive Yuan on September 1 2016. It is divided into an introduction followed by t... more »

Trumpy-The-Clown, Agent Of Change? Nope, Though Much Of The Establishment Doesn't Especially Like Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I want to go back to today's early morning post-- the one about coming to grips with an unpleasant truth, namely that the candidate of the status quo is, in the current presidential race, significantly less horrible than the candidate who has embraced some kind of change. Trump is trying to pass himself off as an agent of change, wholesale. New Yorkers aren't buying it; New Yorkers know a con man when they see one. But, aside from the self-loathing deplorables who are so miserable in life that they just want the world to end, Trump's fan-base is largely made up of folks in the hin... more »

(Missing HST More Every Day)  Trump Vs. Clinton:  Conflicts of Interest in the Kingdom of Despair During America's Purposely Unwinnable Wars?  (You'll Never Fix the Economy Without Fixing U.S. Health Care System)

Fear and Dislike at the Polls "We had the presidential debate of the century this week… Marxist hacks in the mainstream media declared Clinton the winner. The alt-right media called it for Trump. I scored it a tie, with the country as the ultimate loser. . . Yeah, I know. I already was thinking of HST every *!!!***!! day. . . . there are plenty of good people on the Left – Adolph Reed, Noam

Space Week Event at BIW

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Yesterday about 35 of us gathered in Bath, Maine for our Keep Space for Peace Week event in solidarity with others around the world. At Bath Iron Works (BIW) the Navy Aegis destroyer is built that is outfitted with so-called 'missile defense' systems which are key elements in Pentagon first-strike attack planning. The interceptor missiles on-board these ships are the 'shield' that would be used to knock out Russian or Chinese retaliatory strikes after a US first-strike. In 2008 the Navy used an Aegis destroyer's interceptor missile to knock a failed US satellite out of the sky de... more »

Higher taxes and bigger government (still) don't foster economic growth

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*[image: Mitchell1]* *Every politician avoids paying taxes themselves, when they can, but nearly without exception all can be heard arguing the fallacy that taxes foster economic prosperity. They don’t. They never did. Daniel Mitchell exposes the popular fallacy in this guest post.* I must be perversely masochistic because I have the strange habit of reading reports issued by international bureaucracies such as the International Monetary Fund,World Bank, United Nations, and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But one tiny silver lining to this dark cloud is ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

"The World is on the Edge of a Deflationary Black Hole"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The World is on the Edge of a Deflationary Black Hole"* by Egon von Greyerz "The world economy is now at its most dangerous point in history. In virtually every major country or region, there are problems of a magnitude which individually could trigger a collapse of the financial system. Because of the interconnectivity of the system, when the first domino starts falling, there is zero possibility to stop all the other unstable dominoes from crashing one after the other in quick succession. The world is now staring down a deflationary black hole that is on the verge of sucking in... more »

Allegedly: US offers Turkey support to set up safe-zone in exchange for halting clashes with YPG

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
The offer was* alleged *to have been made at the UN this past September 20th. Yet, it takes 12 days for this story to break,* just in time for this weeks media cycle.* *I flat out do not believe this news/claim as it has been presented.* And, am of the mind *this nonsensical* story is/will be used to present Turkey as uncooperative & belligerent. While, undoubtedly, be employed to further expand the negative aspect/cult of personality narrative that has been created against Turkey’s President. *Notice that this news comes hot on the heels of reports of a second coup/colour revo... more »

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