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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

5 October - Blogs I'm Following

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Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4 (Original Version from 1964)

"In The Time Of Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
"In the time of your life, live- so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unwort... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
“Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are not the only cosmic clouds to evoke images of flight. But both are winging their way across this broad celestial landscape, spanning almost 7 degrees across planet Earth's night sky toward the constellation Canis Major. *Click image for larger size.* The expansive Seagull (upper left) is itself composed of two major cataloged emission nebulae. Brighter NGC 2327 forms the head with the more diffuse IC 2177 as the wings and body. Impressively, the Seagull's wingspan would correspond to about 250 light-years at an estimated distance of 3... more »

Progressives Must Prepare for TPP-Passage; Pres. Kaine’s VP Selection; & Parties’ Realignment

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-emorej a Hong Kong* Progressives need to prepare, psychologically and organizationally, for the likelihood that election day will not be the last, or even the biggest, road-fork of the next six months. Others, when progressive responses can be influential, will include the following: *•* Post-Mortem debates on reforming the Presidential nomination process; *•* TPP being "considered" and passed by lame-duck bribed and bullied Congress; *•* Impeachment of President Hillary (TPP + ongoing leaks + recession = zero honeymoon); *•* President Kaine nominating a new Vice-President (from... more »

Why Mises “should be awarded an immediate posthumous Nobel Prize indeed, more than one”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*[image: _Mises]* *As the Nobel committee considers who it may name on Monday as this year’s recipient of the The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel –and others debate **who** should receive it **now** and in the **past** -- two tributes are paid to the economist who most deserved the award but was never be so honoured, and his magnum opus with which every thinking human being should be familiar.* *What Mises’s Human Action Means to Me* From the foreword to the new digital edition of *Human Action*, by *Lawrence Reed* Forty-six years ago, I... more »

Controlling the Past

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
"Who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past." -George Orwell, *1984* *1984* is on my list of favorite books. It's possibly my all-time favorite. If you've not read it, it's hard for a summary to do it justice. I'm not sure of the original source of this, but I've heard many times online people state that North Korea is a country that could be described as someone reading *1984* and deciding that's the perfect model for their country. Every year or so I read *1984* again. And every reading I appreciate it again, in different ways. So... more »

U.S. Inching Up on Covert Attacks on Syrian Government

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Top Washington officials are set to discuss striking positions of the Syrian military without a UN Security Council resolution. Bombing air force runways with missiles fired from coalition planes and ships is being considered, according to a report. *"One proposed way to get around the White House’s objection to striking the Assad regime without a UN Security Council resolution would be to carry out the strikes covertly and without public acknowledgment,”* one administration official who is to take part in the discussions told the Washington Post. If Washington takes this 'cove... more »

The Poet: Arthur O’Shaughnessy, "Music and Moonlight"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Music and Moonlight"* "We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone seabreakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world forever, it seems… We, in the ages lying In the buried past of the earth, Built Ninevah with our sighing, And Babel itself in our mirth; And o’erthrew them with prophesying To the old of the new world’s worth; For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth." - Arthur O’Shaughnessy, "Music and Moonlight" (1874)

Chet Raymo, “The Journey”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Journey”* by Chet Raymo “Here's a deep-deep sky map of the universe from "Nature." The horizontal scale is a 360 view right around the sky; the vertical gaps at 6 hours and 24 hours are the parts of the universe that are blocked to our view by the disk of our own Milky Way Galaxy. The vertical scale - distance from Earth - is logarithmic (10, 100, 1000, etc.) measured in megaparsecs (a parsec equals 3.26 light-years). Across the top is the Big Bang, and the oldest and most distant thing we can see, the cosmic microwave background, the radiation of the Big Bang itself. A few r... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"A main "Criterion of Consciousness" for the human experience is never having all you want. For as one dream comes true, another swiftly takes its place. Not having all you want is one of life's constants. And learning to be happy while not yet having all you want is the first "Criterion of Joy." Nail it, and for the rest of your life people will be asking what it is about you. Yeah, as if they weren't already asking." "Desire is a beautiful thing." The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Protest at Arctic Council Events in Portland

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Today 25 of us gathered in Portland, Maine at noon to protest outside an event being held inside the Museum of Art by corporate entities promoting the coming possibilities of 'exploitation' of the Arctic region due to the escalating reality of climate change. Maine's Sen. Angus King gathered some federal seed money to attract the Arctic Council's annual meeting in Portland. All week various entities, including a couple of the big corporate legal firms, are holding events in conjunction with the Arctic Council's official meeting - which by the way is a secret meeting, no public c... more »

The Awkward Guilting By MA Charter Zealots

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
Richard Whitmire has been a mercenary scribe for the corporate education master class for a number of years. In 2011, Whitmire wrote a book-length public relations gloss celebrating the toxic Michelle Rhee and her corporate education exploits. In 2012, he penned a swooning paean to Gaston Caperton, the College Board CEO with a $1.3 million salary, who was exiting the presidential suite in 2012 to make way for David Coleman of Common Core infamy, who had just been promoted for his fealty to the Gates education agenda. In 2014, Whitmire wrote *On the Rocketship. . .,* a celebration... more »

Sure, Christie Belongs In Prison For The Bridge Coverup-- And So Does Cuomo

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*How happy would everyone in the Greater Metropolitan Area be to see this?* Everyone I know is waiting with baited breath to see if enough shoes drop in Bridgegate to send Chris Christie-- certainly the mastermind of the plot and the coverup-- to prison for a good long time. Yesterday, though, the prosecution's star witness, former Christie crony David Wildstein, testified that Christie wasn't the only guilty governor. New York's stupendously corrupt governor, Andrew Cuomo, plotted with him to cover up Christie's criminal conspiracy. Cuomo ordered his appointee, Patrick Foye, Port A... more »

art is

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Come And Get Your Love

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

6 Major Media Conspiracies Happening Right in Front of Your Eyes

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - Everyday we are being trained to believe in someone else's version of reality. The post 6 Major Media Conspiracies Happening Right in Front of Your Eyes appeared first on Waking Times.

Headmistress May declares immigrants and libertarians the enemy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
“Come with me and let’s seize the day,” UK PM Theresa May told an adoring Conservative Party conference overnight. But libertarians, foreigners? We can all can piss off. It was unclear from the get go how a Remainer and not-so-closet authoritarian would handle the opportunities of Brexit. Would she plump for freedom and opening up Britain to the world? Or become a “Little Briton” and hunker down instinctively in her statist bunker. From the conference presentations, it looks like the latter: her Home Secretary telling the conference foreigners are taking British jobs and must b... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Shia militiamen undergo training before the upcoming battle to recapture Mosul in Diyala province, Iraq [REUTERS] *Al Jazeera*: *Why delay doesn't make sense in Mosul* *Don't postpone the battle but do stay engaged for long enough to stabilise Mosul.* In March 2016, I wrote a piece in Al Jazeera that asked the question: what would happen if the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) lost control of Mosul tomorrow? The piece was a reaction to conventional wisdom that Mosul could not be liberated in 2016, as publicly stated by US intelligence officials at th... more »

The Elks Want to Throw Me Out – What Are My Rights?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago
One of the most obscure areas of law is "club law". This deals with the rights of members of clubs to have fair hearings when dealing with clubs they belong to. Usually in Canada the clubs involved are sporting clubs but the area of law includes pretty well all voluntary organizations. So if my Freemason Lodge decides to expel me I have certain rights to a "fair" hearing. At the outset, while these rights can be the subject of a court application, judges are very hesitant to interfere in the internal decisions of voluntary clubs – using the Freemason example again, a judge is unlik... more »

World News Briefs -- October 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Smoke and flame are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike, east of Gaza City October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot *Reuters*:* Israeli aircraft attack Hamas in Gaza after rocket hits Israeli town* Israeli aircraft attacked Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, wounding at least one person, witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the enclave hit an Israeli border town. Israeli police said there were no casualties in the rocket strike on Sderot. But Israel has a declared policy of responding militarily to any attack from the Hamas-run G... more »

So what’s going on with *this* couple? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
The number one story around the water cooler this morning is … an All Black having sex in a toilet. Big news. Bigger even than the Nobel Prize announcements (congratulations guys), Russia’s continuing backdoor aggressions (and whether either presidential candidate could contain them), or Helen Clark not getting the top job at the UN (which we all knew would happen, didn’t we). A sportsman having sex in a toilet. The kind of story that has happened before (sportsman behaves badly), and will without question happen again (man has sex with woman behind a locked door). This, sad... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #208 Secret Space Program News

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
[10/5/16, 1:00:38 AM] Jeffrey: Just for the interest, some one might be able to ask Stan about it. http://galacticconnection.com/strange-glowing-portal-over-texas-shuts-down-vehicles-10316-video/ [10/5/16, 8:57:22 AM] Stan X: *DEAR ONE/JEFFREY THERE ARE TWO PROBABILITIES FOR THESE SIGHTINGS/EXPERIENCES. * *ONE IS THE ELECTROMAGNETIC ANOMALIES THAT OCCUR NOW AS THE FREQUENCIES COME INTO PERFECT ALIGNMENT. * *THE OTHER IS THE "SIGHTINGS" OF THE FORMER SSP CRAFT ARE INCREASING TO GENTLY "MAKE VISIBLE" THE "UFO" REALITY TO THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTHSPHERE. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X... more »

how soon is too soon ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

GAIA PORTAL: Particles of Essence imbue each hu-being

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*Particles of Essence imbue each hu-being* by ÉirePort Particles of Essence imbue each hu-being. Denials are eliminated. Fans of masteries are sensed. Prescient actives are embraced. ÉirePort | October 5, 2016 at 07:07 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-Ai

Four NATO Nations Scrambled Their Air Forces To Intercept Two Russian Blackjack Bombers That Flew From Norway To Spain Last Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
This image of one of the Russian bombers was tweeted by the Ministry of Defence today *Daily Mail*: *Revealed: Four European nations scrambled air forces to intercept nuclear-capable Russian Blackjack bombers that flew from Norway to Spain last month* * RAF Typhoons scrambled to meet Russian planes off Shetland islands * Four nations were involved in the intercept - France, UK, Norway and Spain * The Russian bombers are capable of carrying up to 16 nuclear missiles * Spanish media have said it is the furthest south they have seen bombers Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepte... more »

Alien Implants Now Science Fact as DARPA Invades the Human Brain

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - Technology from the Department of Defense is becoming shockingly alien. The post Alien Implants Now Science Fact as DARPA Invades the Human Brain appeared first on Waking Times.

Oct. 5: the news we weren't told about.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
Just a brief review of the irving press, and what a newspaper should not be. 1. There's nothing in it worth reading. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. 2. The front page headline is trivial - and it's grammar is below high school level. ("Fewer seats at events centre won't impact prices...") A headline writer should know that impact is NOT a verb. In any case, we have never been told that the centre would have fewer seats than promised. Should we start with a story that there will be fewer seats - and not start with the excuse for why it doesn't matter? 3. Canada&World has no world. In fact, i... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Wellington, New Zealand. Thanks for stopping by


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"How to Gain Control of Your Negative Emotions"* by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. “Whether it's sadness, fear, shame, guilt or anger, sometimes when these are here, all we want to do is be somewhere else and it seems like it's going to last forever. Here's one practice to consider in regaining control of your mind during the difficult moments in life. Try this as an experiment: When an uncomfortable emotions arises, ask yourself the honest question, *"How long is this going to last?"* See it as a moment of investigation, a chance to really get to know how you operate. No longer are you ... more »

"As We Ebb and Flow through Life: Changing Roles"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"As We Ebb and Flow through Life: Changing Roles"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We all change throughout life trying new and different things, but the core of who we really are remains the same. As we bob and weave with the ebb and flow of life our roles change, but our true self remains constant. As spiritual beings having a human experience, we go through many aspects of humanity in one lifetime. Living in the material world of opposites, labels, and classifications, we often identify ourselves by the roles we play, forgetting that these aspects shift and change throughout our... more »

"Is It? Are They?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Urges the Taliban To Strike A Peace Deal With The Afghan Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*RFE*: *Kerry Urges Taliban To Strike Peace Deal With Kabul* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the Taliban to follow the recent example of an Afghan warlord and strike its own peace deal with the Kabul government. Speaking in Brussels at an international donors conference for Afghanistan on October 5, Kerry said that "there is a path toward an honorable end to the conflict that the Taliban have waged -- it is a conflict that cannot be won on the battlefield." He said that a peace deal signed last week by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who heads the Hezb-e Islami group and was a ... more »

Kaine the Insane...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*didn't do Hillary any favors.* What the hell is there to say about that spectacle we witnessed last night? It was a waste of good Cheetos. Of all the rehashes, Lame Cherry (IMO) hit it out of the park. *Hillary Clinton's Mark Of Kaine: The 10 4 Collapse* *One point I would like to make to both Catholics and non-Catholics* The Catholic Church is not opposed to the death penalty as Kaine declared last night(CCC 2267) Nor are they going to change their stance on homosexual "marriage." *The Catholic Church holds 5 things as non-negotiable. Abortion, Euthanasia, Embryonic Stem Cell ... more »

“Let’s Convict Him and Get It Over With”: The Framing of Lanny Smith

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 9 hours ago
*A picturesque landmark in a troubled county: The Idaho Falls LDS Temple* James Swogger was a terrified 25-year-old awaiting trial on a charge of sexual misconduct with a child when he contacted Detective Victor Rodriguez of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office with an offer to testify against a former cellmate, Idaho Falls resident Lanny Smith. Rodriguez headed the investigation into the murder of Leo and Mary Downard, an elderly couple who lived next door to Lanny, a mentally handicapped 24-year-old man with no prior criminal record or known penchant for violence. Swogger had... more »

Post you may have missed: E-cigarette debate triggers questions over review process

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
Our email alert acted up again this morning, so some readers may have missed the first post of the day, about a controversial topic: e-cigarettes. Click here to read “A paper on chemical safety was accepted one day after submission. Was it peer reviewed?” Like Retraction Watch? Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our growth. […] The post Post you may have missed: E-cigarette debate triggers questions over review process appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Clinton Foundation Files Three Years Of Missing Tax Forms

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Clinton Foundation has refiled three years of tax forms after it emerged that the charity failed to disclose all of its donors. The Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Clinton Healthcare Access Initiative (CHAI) re-filed financial statements on Tuesday. The news follows a day after New York’s Attorney General issued a cease and desist letter to the Donald Trump Foundation, claiming the charity was in violation of state registration rules. RT reports: Foundation officials told CNN that the charity may not have filed “certain supplementary financial information” for... more »

Male soccer, female referees, stoves, and clever punishments

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
On Sunday, AC Sparta Prague – the best Czech soccer team for several decades before it was largely surpassed by my hometown's reborn FC Viktoria Pilsen six years ago – played in Brno against Zbrojovka [a gun company], a weaker foe. (The name "Sparta" doesn't mean that the players must be born in Greece.) In the 93rd minute, three minutes after the normal time, Brno scored from a corner. Brno's player Hyčka stood next to Sparta's goalie, a meter or two closer to the goal than Sparta's defenders. It was a clear offside but the referee's assistant Ms Lucie Rafajová – who is a crimina... more »

One of the strangest analysts ever!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016Mika does it again:* In our view, Morning Joe continues to be one of the strangest discussion shows in all of cable news history. In the sixteen months since Trump declared, a lot of the strangeness has come from Joe. But yesterday morning, Mika Brzezinski hauled off and did it again. Mika belongs on a cable news program in much the way we belong in the director's chair at the Bolshoi Ballet. Frequently, it seems she simply isn't comfortable stating and arguing points of view. Despite her discomfort, she plows ahead. Yesterday morning, she authored one... more »

The Battle For The Afghan City of Kunduz Continues For A Third Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*DW:** Afghan troops battle Taliban in Kunduz for third day* Afghan forces supported by US air power continue to push back Taliban insurgents from the northern city of Kunduz. Clearance operations have begun, but water, food and electricity are in short supply for residents. Fighting between the Afghan army and Taliban continued for the third consecutive day in the northern city of Kunduz on Wednesday, forcing thousands of residents to flee. Kunduz's provincial police chief, Gen. Qasim Jungalbagh, said that the Taliban launched a series of fresh attacks on Afghan forces early on ... more »

Standing Rock Chairman: Federal Appeals Court Temporary Halt to DAPL Remains Oct. 5, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
On October 5, 2016, Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe read the following statement after a court hearing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding the Tribe’s request for an injunction to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline during the appeal process. A ruling wasn’t issued, keeping the temporary halt to construction in place until

Gluten Free Bouef Bourguignon

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
Bouef Bourguignon is a favorite in our household. When I went gluten free, this was one recipe I knew I couldn't give up. This is an easy recipe to make gluten free, the biggest thing you need to switch out is the pasta and this recipe is so good, you can't even tell it is gluten free! My favorite part of this whole recipe is the mushrooms. Even my dad, who hates mushrooms loves these. Just proof that butter fixes anything. You need: 1.5 -2 pounds of stew meat a package of bacon a carrot a piece of celery 2 T. Gluten Free Flour Gluten Free Pasta Mushrooms 2 T. Gluten Free Beef Bouil... more »

Child psychiatrist flagged for misconduct loses two more papers

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A child psychiatrist has lost two papers after an institutional investigation concluded that she intentionally misrepresented children’s medication history in her research. In November 2015, we reported on a retraction for Mani Pavuluri in the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience following a probe at the University of Illinois at Chicago, her institution, which concluded that there was a […] The post Child psychiatrist flagged for misconduct loses two more papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Another victim of The Great European Disaster Movie

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
*News-watch* today brings us an update on a story from much earlier in the year. The story where we last left it was that Ofcom had appointed Bill Emmott, the ultra-pro-EU co-creator of the biased BBC mockumentary *The Great European Disaster Movie*, as Chair of Ofcom's Content Board, with responsibility for TV and Radio - an appointment *News-watch*'s David Keighley described as "in effect, appointing a fanatical fox as guardian of the hen house", especially in the lead-up to the EU referendum. David then received a statement from Ofcom (in February) saying: Any conflicts of in... more »

Quote of the Day: On credit creation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
*“What is falsely called insufficient quantity of credit is in reality the scarcity of goods in the world. Credit expansion is an attempt to paper over this problem. Loss-making firms sustained through the issue of **fiduciary media** are artificial forms of life, consume accumulated savings, and impoverish society. Credit per se does not fund productive activity.”* ~ Robert Blumen, from his article ‘Real Bills, Phony Wealth’ . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Standing Rock Police Standoff Wed. Oct. 5, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Excessive police force protecting illegal construction operations of Dakota Access Pipeline, as Federal Appeals Court continues temporary halt to DAPL construction today. By Brenda Norrell Censored News Morton County police showed up with excessive force to stop the prayer today. Water protectors were blocked from a public access road, once again by an armored police vehicle, sound

Women's Boat to Gaza Missing: Intercepted by Israeli Forces

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Zaytouna-Oliva taken in International Waters Whereabouts of Participants Unknown This afternoon, the Women's Boat to Gaza was making good progress to the shores and the women were emotional about meeting all the people in Gaza who were waiting for them. Some of the Palestinians had spent the night at the beach to greet them. At 9:58 (EST) we lost total contact with the

Quijano opens with a Matt Lauer!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016Parallel construction fails:* We're still watching the videotape of last night's VP debate. An initial reaction: It's often intriguing to watch a debate *after* you've heard the punditry. So far, about forty minutes in, the debate we're watching doesn't seem enormously like the debate we heard described. In a world awash in punditry, often from people with little to say about a bunch of non-events, Excited Pundit Overstatement is a frequent problem. We may have heard some EPO concerning last night's debate. That said, we were struck by one aspect of the ... more »

Military Analysts Believe ISIS Will Flee And Hide In Rural Iraq And Syria To Regroup After Being Driven Out Of The Cities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A militant Islamist fighter uses a mobile to film his fellow fighters taking part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province. (2014/file) *VOA:* *Weakened IS May Find Havens in Rural Iraq, Syria* If expected military offensives rout the Islamic State group from the cities that are its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, military analysts and Kurdish commanders say the extremists would establish bases in rural areas to further their regional terrorism. "When they run out of options, and soon they will, [IS fighters] will act more violently outside their ar... more »

Snowden the Movie: The Force of Trajectory that Can Not Be Classified

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden the movie. The real life ongoing protests to halt Dakota Access Pipeline by those gathered at the Standing Rock camp. The real life Shailene Woodley at the DAPL protest in D.C. Snowden. Snowden the Movie: Familiar Faces on the Big Screen reveal the Force of Trajectory -- the Peace that Results from Truth Telling By Brenda Norrell

The Pentagon Is Fronting The Money To Buy Bombs For Allies To Drop On Islamic State Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Defense One:* *Pentagon Fronts Bomb Buys For Allies Fighting ISIS* *A special budget account is being used to boost weapons production ahead of allies' formal orders.* The Pentagon is buying bombs for allies to drop on Islamic State militants, essentially fronting the cash to speed up weapons deliveries, top military officials said. The money comes out of the Special Defense Acquisition Fund, which is used to purchase arms for foreign allies in anticipation of formal orders, allowing factories to accelerate production and cut months or even years off the wait. “Its purpose is t... more »

Preparations Continue For The Iraqi Military Offensive To Retake Mosul From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Smoke rises in the aftermath of clashes with Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2016. *VOA*:* IS Plans Widespread Destruction in Mosul as Conditions Worsen for Residents* Kurdish officials say Islamic State militants are planning to meet a liberation offensive in Mosul with mass killings and widespread destruction of the historic Iraqi city. IS fighters have been instructed to wreak as much destruction as they can, if they’re unable to hold the city against Iraqi troops and Kurdish peshmerga militiamen, according to Saeed Mamuzini, an official with t... more »

Moscow Deploys S-300 Missile Defense System To Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Russia has confirmed that it has deployed an advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system to Syria in order to protect Russia’s naval base and warships. Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement on Tuesday.“Indeed, the Syrian Arab Republic received an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. This system is designed to ensure the safety of the naval base in [the Syrian city of] Tartus and ships located in the coastal area” US officials have warned that the weapon system could be used to counter American missile attacks inside Syria. Press TV repor... more »

Sympathy For the Devil

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) “Six times tonight, I have said to Governor Pence: I can’t imagine how you can defend your running mate’s position on one issue after the next. And in all six cases, he’s refused to defend his running mate, and yet he is asking everybody to vote for somebody that he cannot defend.” - Sen. Tim Kaine, 10/4/16 “Negative campaigning is wrong... A campaign ought to demonstrate the basic human decency of the candidate.” -Indiana Governor Mike Pence, "Confessions of a Negative Campaigner", 1991 *L*ast night, while the spiritual d... more »

Iraq's Prime Minister Warns Of War Against Turkey Due To Presence Of The Turkish Military In Northern Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Baghdad bridles at Turkey's military presence, warns of 'regional war'* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned Turkey that it risks triggering a regional war by keeping troops in Iraq, as each summoned the other's ambassador in a growing row. Relations between the two regional powers are already broadly strained by the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State militant group. Turkey's parliament voted last week to extend its military presence in Iraq for a further year to take on what it called "terrorist organizations" - a likely reference to Kurdis... more »

Amnesty International: Ten Countries Host More Than Half Of World's Refugees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Figures as at end 2015 *Amnesty International*: *Rich nations’ self-interest means refugee crisis set to get worse, not better* Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just 10 countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published today. The report Tackling the global refugee crisis: From shirking to sharing responsibility, documents the precarious situation faced by many of the world’s 21 mill... more »

U.S. Can Unilaterally Withdraw from TPP and NAFTA Whenever the President Chooses

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Senator Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2008 promising to use the threat of presidential unilateral withdrawal to force renegotiation of NAFTA* *by Gaius Publius* I mentioned something in passing, on the way to make another point in this piece, that deserves to be a point on its own. Neither NAFTA nor TPP are "set in stone." Each so-called "treaty" (in fact, these are executive or congressional-executive agreements) has a Withdrawal clause that allows for any signing nation to unilaterally exit the agreement at any time. And if I hear Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama correct... more »

World News Briefs -- October 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *António Guterres to be next UN secretary general* Security council agrees, in surprisingly quick decision, that former Portuguese PM will succeed Ban Ki-moon at start of 2017 António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year. In a rare show of unity, all 15 ambassadors from the security council emerged from the sixth in a series of straw polls to announce that they had agreed on Guterres, who was UN high commissioner for refuge... more »

Covert US Airstrikes Against Assad Back ‘On The Table’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Senior Washington officials are set to discuss airstrikes against positions of the Syrian military without a UN Security Council resolution. The US State Department said on Tuesday that the United States is looking to reconsider multilateral and unilateral options for dealing with the ongoing conflict in Syria, including diplomatic, military, intelligence, and economic options. U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table at the White House on Wednesday, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian West watches an Air Force F-35 Lightning II joist strike fighter aircraft approach for the first time July 14, 2011, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) *Defense News*: *Top Air Force General: Recent F-35 Troubles Not Long-Term Problem* WASHINGTON — The F-35 program has had a rough couple weeks, including a ground fire during training and a supply issue that led the US Air Force to suspend flight operations for 15 F-35As. But the service’s top general said he is not worried that the recent problems could impact the... more »


Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 13 hours ago
Today there are 86 days until december 31st, and that means 86 days until I *need *to have finished this thesis work... This is what I've been doing today: - started a plan towards October 21st, when Jon is coming (what I need to do before his visit: finish subtractin neutrons from both the uranium and the plutonium experiments, implement all the comments I got on article number two and send it to all the co-authors again, write a draft for my thesis about fission. When Jon *is *here, we/I need to make a draft of article number three, and send it to the co-authors) ... more »

The World Is $152 Trillion In Debt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Financial Times*: *World debt hits $152tn record, says IMF* Calculation of burden highlights challenge of boosting growth The world is $152tn in the red — a record-breaking level of debt, according to the International Monetary Fund. The figure, more than two times the size of the global economy, comes from the fund’s latest Fiscal Monitor and is, officials claim, the most accurate measure of the world’s debt burden ever calculated. “Global debt is at record highs and rising,” said Vitor Gaspar, director of fiscal affairs at the fund. Levels of borrowing have substantially outpa... more »

How false information becomes fact: Q&A with Carl Bergstrom

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Not every study contains accurate information — but over time, some of those incorrect findings can become canonized as “fact.” How does this happen? And how can we avoid its impact on the scientific research? Author of a study published on arXiv in September, Carl Bergstrom from the University of Washington in Seattle, explains how the fight over information […] The post How false information becomes fact: Q&A with Carl Bergstrom appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

Greg Hunter, “$9.3 Trillion Missing From the Department of Defense in 2015”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Catherine Austin Fitts: * *$9.3 Trillion Missing From the Department of Defense in 2015”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Renowned investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says there is *$9.3 trillion missing from the Department of Defense in 2015 alone*. Fitts explains, “This is a phenomenal number and a phenomenal amount of money. This is the cut and run. All this money has been disappearing from the federal government. I’ve been demanding to know what banks and contractors are liable for the systems. We are talking about transactions that are in violation of the Constitution... more »

“The Deep State’s Drones… Coming for You?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“The Deep State’s Drones… Coming for You?”* by Bill Bonner ‘Look out kid Don’t matter what you did Walk on your tip toes Don’t try “No Doz” Better stay away from those That carry around a fire hose Keep a clean nose Watch the plain clothes You don’t need a weather man To know which way the wind blows’ - “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” Bob Dylan "Biggest foreign policy blunder in US history? Not at all! Invading Iraq was what The Economist magazine had in mind when it pronounced judgment on President George W Bush’s most spectacular failure. But here at the Diary we look at the event ... more »

"Two Powerful, Little Words..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Two powerful, little words I've learned to use when facing challenges, fears, and doubts- *so what?*" - Richelle E. Goodrich

Violence In Iraq, Sep 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Each week of September 2016 saw the number of security incidents steadily increase. One reason was that there were no government operations going on at the start of the month, which evoke Islamic State counter attacks. Another factor was a large jump in incidents in Baghdad at the end of the month. Still, by the time it was over the levels of violence were largely unchanged from August to September. There were 573 security incidents recorded in September. In Baghdad there were 324 dwarfing the other provinces. After that there were 54 in Ninewa, 54 in Anbar, 47 in Salahaddin, 37 ... more »

Ingredient In Many Antiperspirant Products Causes Tumour Growth

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A new study is warning that women who regularly use antiperspirant deodorants containing aluminium salts could risk developing breast cancer. Reducing your exposure to toxins by avoiding certain foods is a positive step in maintaining good health, but we often forget that what we put into our bodies is not just limited to food intake. Many harmful chemicals are easily absorbed through the skin, and can even in tiny amounts have adverse effects on your health. One cosmetic that is used by the vast majority is deodorant which often contains a variety of harmful chemicals, including ... more »

The U.S. Army Has No Money To Develop And Build A New Tank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar. National Interest*: *The U.S. Army Has No Money to Develop a New Tank* The U.S. Army would develop next-generation replacements for its armored vehicles such as the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank and the Bradley fighting vehicle, but the service simply does not have the money for such projects. Instead, the Army is incrementally improving its venerable armored combat vehicles to keep them relevant against a rapidly modernizing threat—the Russian Armata family of combat vehicles for example. The Army does have some concepts that it is developing for next generation co... more »

U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations: 'The U.S. Can Fight Within Russia And China's Missile Defense Zones'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* China’s anti-access area denial defensive layers. Office of Naval Intelligence Image *Business Insider*: *Chief of Naval Operations: We 'can fight' within Russia and China's missile defense zones* Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson has a problem with the acronym A2/AD (anti-access, area denial). Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Richardson declared that Naval communications would no longer employ the acronym which has come to be "bandied about pretty freely" and mean "all things to all people." “To ensure clarity ... more »

ROAD MAP TO THE CURRENT LOATHING: Times readers acknowledge that Clinton was mean!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016Part 1—Watching Times readers get played:* In this morning's New York Times, three readers discuss Megan Twohey's 2900-word, front-page report about the way Hillary Clinton savaged her husband's accusers back in the glorious day. Twohey's report appeared on the front page of Monday's Times. It focused on the (highly improbable) claims made by Gennifer Flowers in 1992, when Twohey was in the tenth grade. The thrilling story still gives Twohey strange wonderful feelings today. That said, her report struck us as plainly deceptive—as baldly dishonest work. ...more »

Elected Justice

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Its just a bad idea. Its like communism great on paper bad when it meets flesh.


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
With the weather getting colder, I knew that this would likely be my last chance to do any serious birding, at least for places out of town. So I found myself anxiously watching the weather forecast in the days prior to my trip down to Calgary this past Sunday. Things didn't look promising as it was cool and overcast in Edmonton and the downright wet and dreary by the time I reached Red Deer. Fortune smiled on me and by the time I reached Calgary around the noon hour, while it was still on the cool side at least it looked like the threat of rain was gone. I checked in to my hot... more »

A paper on chemical safety was accepted one day after submission. Was it peer reviewed?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Some scientists raise their eyebrows when they see a paper was accepted only a day or two after being submitted — which is exactly what happened during an academic debate over a controversial topic: e-cigarettes. In 2015, a group of Harvard researchers published a paper in Environmental Health Perspectives suggesting the flavoring added to e-cigarettes could be […] The post A paper on chemical safety was accepted one day after submission. Was it peer reviewed? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

A Look At The Officers Who Man America's Land Based Nuclear Missile Arsenal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Tim Broderick, National Interest*: *What It’s Like to Man America's Lethal Underground Nuclear Arsenal* Beneath several feet of Wyoming soil lies a bunker. Inside, two airmen sit — poised, waiting, ready. The world’s fate rests in their fingertips. “When I am on alert, I am in charge of ten to fifteen Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles,” Capt. Victoria Fort, stationed at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, told Scout Warrior in an exclusive special interview. These missiles’ nuclear payload can incinerate entire cities. If the President ever orders a nucle... more »

A Finnish F-18 Hornet Takes Off Of A Highway (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *Watch the military drill where Finland launches F-18s off of a highway* The Finnish Air Force just completed Baana 16, a military exercise where they practice launching F-18 Hornets and BAE Systems Hawk trainer planes off of highways. The video shows the Hornets smoothly launching off the highways and even landing with improvised arresting gear. In a war situation, when airfields make attractive targets for enemy missiles and airstrikes, having the capability to launch from unconventional, unexpected places becomes a huge asset. *Read more* .... *WNU Edito... more »

The Islamic State Wants To Expand In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Nicholas Jubber, Daily Beast*: *ISIS Sets Sights on Rest of Africa* *Obama called the intervention in Libya a ‘shit show,’ but unless the West moves quickly, radical jihadists are poised to make the Libyan debacle look like a mere preamble.* Officially, the so-called Islamic State (widely known as ISIS) is on the run: its manpower reduced in the Middle East, its troops pushed out of their Libyan strongholds. For President Obama, who conceded that bungling the aftermath of the 2011 Libyan intervention was the “worst mistake” of his presidency, the gains made in North Africa repres... more »

Monsanto “Crimes Against Humanity” Tribunal Due To Start In Hague

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Monsanto will be the target of what amounts to a ‘crimes against humanity’ tribunal in Hague Netherlands which officially begins on Friday October 14, 2016. The aim of the Tribunal is to give a legal opinion on the environmental and health damage caused by the insidious agrichemical giant, Monsanto. This tribunal will consist of five internationally renowned judges who will listen to the testimonies of thirty witnesses and experts from around the world as they tell their stories profiling the nature of Monsanto’s environmental terrorism on humanity and the planet. Bernie Suarez vi... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Battle Of Aleppo Is End Of History In The Middle East

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I am continuing to keep track of the situation in Syria.... Even as I type this report, the good guys, the Syrian government forces and their Arabic and Russian allies, are continuing to squeeze what is left of the so called "rebels" holed up in eastern Aleppo city into an ever smaller pocket.... These fraud "rebels" and US bought and paid for murderous mercenaries are now fully cut off from any more supplies of weapons and their numbers are being reduced by the hundreds on a daily basis.... It will be only a matter of time now before they are either forced to surrender or are annih... more »

Did The UN Truly Confirm Aleppo Aid Convoy Attack Was an Air Strike? No!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
If you were headline skimming today, you could be forgiven for thinking there was some real hard evidence of an airstrike. Especially with headlines claiming "UN Expert" employing a big fat*, appeal to authority,* logical fallacy. *An appeal to authority is an argument from the fact that a person judged to be an authority affirms a proposition to the claim that the proposition is true.* *Appeals to authority are always deductively fallacious; even a legitimate authority speaking on his area of expertise may affirm a falsehood, so no testimony of any authority is guaranteed to be tru... more »

Toy Test in Syria?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Its clear the US does not want to lose Aleppo to the government of Syria. The only way to keep it is to ally with ISIS and face off with the Ruskies. A battle between the Military Industrial Complex and Russian bear would be fascinating right up to the point it went Nuclear.

It's Never Been Easy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories walked out of the room when Justin Trudeau announced a couple of days ago that he was putting a price on carbon. Chantal Hebert writes that the tax is no cash grab. What Trudeau is doing is filling a vacuum: For this is not about replenishing the coffers of an impoverished federal government. Trudeau’s planned introduction of a national floor price for carbon in 2018 marks the belated end of a federal vacuum that has seen successive prime ministers — from Jean Chrétien onward — make climate-change commitments ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Indonesia's air force held a show of force over a gas-rich area in the South China SeaMyanmar repeals emergency law used for decades to silence activists and political opponents Portland, Oregon, spent $250,000 to reinvent the public toilet — and it workedHow a self-made billionaire is trying to access $16 quadrillion worth of minerals on the moon 3 British scientists won the Nobel Prize for physics for their work on 'exotic' matter — which was explained using a bagelTurkey suspended nearly 13,000 police officers and shut down a TV station Philippine President Tel... more »

Cheerleaders For US Aggression: Pushing The World Towards The Nuclear Brink

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 16 hours ago
As the US and its client states and terror groups keep pushing to destroy Syria, I'm reposting this piece from last year. Washington seems increasingly hellbent on direct conflict with Russia. Michael Fallon is British Defence Secretary. He is adept at making the types of statements that epitomise the pro-neoliberal, militaristic rhetoric that people in the UK have become tired of. Following Jeremy Corbyn being elected as leader of the Labour Party in Britain, he stated: "Labour are now a serious risk to our nation's security, our economy's > security and your family's security.... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Labour's opposition to new grammar schools is 'rank hypocrisy' because they send their own kids to selective schools* Labour's opposition to new grammar schools is 'rank hypocrisy' because senior figures send their own children to selective schools, the education secretary has claimed. Justine Greening - who is thought to be sceptical about Theresa May's plans for a new generation of grammar schools - used her main speech to the Tory faithful in Birmingham to slam Jeremy Corbyn's campaign against the policy. Ms Greening launched a defence of the policy and insisted it would ... more »

Who's Been Mean To Trump So Far This Week?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday the *Washington Post* pointed out that Trump's self-proclaimed expertise includes knowing more than *anyone* about the military, taxes, bankers, debt, renewables, social media, money... Yesterday the biggest newspaper in crucial, crucial, crucial North Carolina editorialized that "Trump isn't 'smart,' he's a freeloader." If he doesn’t pay federal income taxes, then who does pay the bill for all the services and protections the federal government provides? Apparently, it’s up to the little people, and presumably stupid rich people, to pay for the national defense, educat... more »

The US Pursuit Of Hegemony Is Falling Short Of Its Goal: Assad

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
According to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Washington’s pursuit of hegemony has fallen short of its goal. Assad believes that US meddling in conflicts is aimed to “save what is left” from its fading global preeminence. In an interview to Iranian magazine Tehran Foreign Policy Studies Quarterly, the Syrian president argued that the US resort to force every time it fears a challenge to its clout and ability to control the international agenda unilaterally RT reports: “United States builds its position on hegemony over other states and it has been the case since they took advantage ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*An insight into the intellectual quality of Warmist believers* *Marc Morano received the following barely literate email:* Although it is my belief that you and your children should be burned in public. Not be cause you are " a skeptic", I honestly believe that you know the science is true, but because you are to cowardly to engage in a real dialog. Since I already know your a coward, I expect this to be declined. I challenge you to debate me on climate change an average citizen with no connection to anyone. The last time I dealt with a door to door salesman, which is really all ... more »

J.J. Benítez: Fidel Castro's UFO and Others

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and El Grafico.MxDate: 10.01.2016Article by Yohanan Díaz Vargas for El Gráfico* *J.J. Benítez: Fidel Castro's UFO and Others* Renowned researcher and writer Juan José Benítez turned 70 this year on September 1st, 50 of which he has spent within journalism. By way of celebration, Editorial Planeta made the book *"Solo Para Tus Ojos"* (For Your Eyes Only) available in Mexico, with a selection of the 300 cases that have most startled the author of unidentified flying objects. One of these cases -- on page 83 -- discusses a sighting by Fidel Castro before 1959... more »

Iraq: Pro-Government Fighters Killed In US-Led Airstrike

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
At least 20 Iraqi pro-government fighters were killed when the US-led coalition targeted their position near the militant-held northern city of Mosul. A local source told the Arabic-language Shafaq news agency that the US-led military aircraft struck a building in the Kharaeb village of the al-Qayyarah region 300 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday morning, leaving 20 Iraqi tribal fighters dead and five others injured. Press TV reports: The source added that the fighters were members of a clan led by a tribal elder identified as Sheikh Nazhan Lahibi. The pro-gov... more »

Will Julian Assange really release documents that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/icKZS3hxcok Nice but unlikely is my verdict.

Electoral Reform for Dummies - that would be us.

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
Well that was then. Today some sixteen months later, having attended exactly zero electoral reform committee road meetings or community-based townhalls these past few weeks, our legacy media is jointly suggesting Trudeau throw in the towel. Susan Delacourt : Time for Trudeau to cut his losses on electoral reform "Mayrand just gave the Liberals a face-saving excuse. They should take it." Ms Delacourt manages to interpret Elections Canada CEO Marc Mayrand's caution that : any new electoral system should enjoy broad support beyond a simple majority of MPs (Liberal MPs, in this case) ...more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... October 5, 2016....... Morning Items 1) Markets -End Of The Day Wrap - US Stocks Rebound After 2 Down days , Bond Yields On The Rise Again , Gold Continues To Slump , Oil Continues To Move Higher ; Early Morning Items From Europe & Asia . 2) Europe - Greece , CETA , Data From Italy , UK , Germany , Spain Items Of Note . 3) Hurricane Matthew - Morning , 2PM & 5PM Updates . 4) Odds & Ends : MENA Focuses On Libya & Syria ; Russia & US Lurching Toward War.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Markets...... Evening wrap.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 49s 50 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Jennifer Ablan US Stocks rebound after 2 days of loses... fred walton added, *Jennifer Ablan* @jennablan Energy, bank stocks lead Wall Street higher http://reut.rs/2dt2btm *Mark Shenk* ‏@ShenkMark 2h 2 hours ago Oil Climbs Near $50 After U.S. Stockpiles Decline for Fifth Week http:// bloom.bg/2dQlS1b via @markets *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 1h 1 hour agoHounslow, London #SaudiArabia’s Post #Oil Plan Off to a Rough Start in Year One http:// bloom.bg/2cTgvNN... more »

Who is Driving Tensions on the Korean Peninsula?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*October 5, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - With North Korea's recent nuclear weapon test, it appears the East Asian state is transitioning from possessing a demonstration capability toward hosting a functional nuclear arsenal. While analysts believe North Korea has yet to miniaturise its nuclear weapons to fit in rocket-launched warheads, the frequency and size of the nation's nuclear tests indicate expanding capabilities in both research and development as well as in fabrication and deployment. BBC's article, "North Korea's nuclear programme: How advanced is it?," would claim: ... more »

Islamic Scholar: Russia Acting Out 1000 Year Old Prophecy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A Sheikh has made a connection between a quote from the Quran and Russia’s destiny. Sheikh Imran Hosein, an Islamic expert in the ‘science of last things’ or ‘end of time’ says Russia is fulfilling a 1000 year old prophecy. Fort Russ reports: Recently, John Kerry accused Mr. Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, of being “in a parallel universe.” This was said in the context of Russia’s campaign in Syria. Coincidentally, this also happens to be a quote from the Quran, in regard to Russia. Before the atheists rip this to shreds – we (in Western countries) have more or less heard about... more »

Václav Havel: 80th birthday

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Had he avoided the mistake of dying in 2011, the last and the first post-communist president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of post-divorce Czechia would celebrate his 80th birthday today. To commemorate, the small but luxurious area inside the National Theater in Prague was renamed "Václav Havel Square" yesterday while here in Pilsen where he spent over a year in the early 1980s, a special metallic plate about his "vacation" was posted in the famous and interesting Bory [Pinewoods, a suburb] prison. I do think that the name "Václav Havel Prison" would be more appropria... more »

Something is rotten in Denmark’s pig industry

Kjeld Hansen at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 19 hours ago
Kjeld Hansen is a Danish journalist who has been investigating the spread of LA-MRSA for years Every day 35,000 live pigs roll over Denmark’s border into Germany on heavily-loaded trucks, heading for countries across Europe. More than two thirds of … Continued The post Something is rotten in Denmark’s pig industry appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Long Term Precipitation Trends At Oxford

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Radcliffe Meteorological Station The Radcliffe Meteorological Station at Oxford University has been collecting weather data since 1767, and therefore offers great insights into English meteorological trends. (Officially, the Radcliffe Observatory was founded in 1772, but the first Radcliffe observer, Professor of Astronomy Thomas Hornsby, had also been keeping […]

Kanye West Wanted By Police For Jewelry ‘Insurance Scam’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Kanye West is wanted for questioning by police as a suspect in the Paris robbery case after more evidence has emerged suggesting the jewelry theft was an “inside job.” Police believe somebody close to Kim Kardashian helped tip off the thieves and Kanye West, though performing at Meadows Festival in New York at the time, has been summoned to the French capital for questioning. A police source, describing the case as “one of the strangest” they have worked on, said Kanye has “been evasive” and has yet to agree to dates for his hearing. The bad news for Kanye is that the United States... more »

Greek yogurt isn't a yogurt made in Greece

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
I honestly don't remember when the European Commission did something that wasn't insane or completely, fundamentally wrong. One of the recurring themes are the EU apparatchiks' opinions about "how we can or cannot name things". Among the decisions that are most notorious in Czechia, we were told that the domestic rum cannot be called the domestic rum and the butter spread cannot be called the butter spread. In a confrontation closely analogous to one described below, Greek politicians wanted to ban the word "feta" (Czech: "Balkan cheese") in the U.S. *Greek yogurt is sold under th... more »

Russia Threatens To Blast Facebook's Internet Drones If They Fly Over Russian Airspace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Moscow Times*: *If Facebook Sends Its Internet Drones Into Russia, They Could Be Blasted From the Sky* You’ve probably heard about the projects. If you’ve been to the movies in the U.S. this summer, there’s a chance you saw Facebook’s advertisement about it. Silicon Valley has big plans to deploy aircraft around the world that are capable of beaming wireless Internet down at populations that currently lack access to the World Wide Web. If these companies send their drones over Russia, however, there’s a good chance they’ll be blasted from the sky. At a government roundtable this... more »

Pentagon Paid P.R. Firm Half a Billion Dollars To Fake ISIS Videos

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Pentagon paid a British P.R. firm over half a billion dollars to fake ISIS videos as part of a top-secret propaganda campaign in Iraq. Bell Pottinger, a London-based right-wing P.R. firm, were given over $500 million dollars to fake videos that appeared to be the work of al-Qaida and ISIS. Salon.com reports: It also created news stories that looked as though they were produced by Arab media outlets, and distributed them through Middle Eastern news networks. The company worked in Camp Victory, the U.S. military base in Baghdad, side-by-side with high-ranking U.S. military offi... more »

Stephen Hawking Admits Vaccinations ‘Threaten Humanity’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Stephen Hawking has told reporters that he believes vaccinations pose a threat to the existence of humanity in the near future. Speaking to the Radio Times before his BBC Reith Lecture, Professor Hawking said, “We face a number of threats: nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses.” Naturalnews.com reports: The fact that genetically modified viruses were ranked among the likes of nuclear war by one of the brightest individuals in the world should be very alarming. The term “genetically modified viruses” encompasses many different things. In addition to the pot... more »

The European Union Is Dripping With Occult Symbolism

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
There is so much occult symbolism in the European Union it is impossible to believe it is an accident. The question is just how deeply do they mean it? Is it evidence of Satanic, Occultic and/or Masonic influence, or is it simply a series of coincidences combined with ‘artistic license’ running riot? Is it fanciful and pretentious but ultimately harmless, or is it a sign that the New World Order has been in control of the EU since it’s very beginning? Let’s take in the evidence. 1. The EU Parliament Building European Parliament, Strasbourg. redgreenalliance.com reports: The Europea... more »

Russia Is Hoarding Gold

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Byron King, The Daily Reckoning*: *Russia is hoarding gold at an alarming pace* Last weekend, CBS News broadcast a segment on 60 Minutes, titled “Risk of Nuclear Attack Rises.” The story described how new geopolitical tensions between Russia and the U.S. are rekindling the old Cold War. Both sides are increasing their respective nuclear readiness postures. The 60 Minutes piece was sobering. It showed eye-catching imagery of B-52 bombers and ballistic missile submarines, along with informed narration by veteran defense reporter David Martin. It also included rare interviews with ... more »

The School System: The Incarceration of Children

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: http://adsoftheworld.com/files/images/youmove_boxes_factory.preview.jpg] There is a lot of wisdom in this article and the serious take home is that our whole concept of school needs to be completely rethought. Over the years i have thought up variations and we have posted here on innovations by others. This item tells me it is far from enough and that our approach is barely convenient from a delivery perspective and seriously counter productive from the customer perspective. The whole body needs to be completely over hauled and allowed to prosper. A lot of the teaching n... more »

Black Budget Programs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
One story that i do not buy is that the financial records are so snarled up. They simply will not tell you because your security clearance will never be high enough. The military is a past master at accounting and ensuring compliance. What becomes abundantly clear is that the second world war Manhattan project with the USA, England and Canada never really shut down at all. It is aggressively exploring science in multiple directions and slamming it all into cells without possibility of meaningful outside penetration. We have already fleshed out two such core programs. Yet we... more »

Peru Gave the World Wonderful Food

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This item is actually a bit short on what is promised but still Useful. The Andes are perfect for developing plant species simply because you can vary your micro climates merely by walking up or down hill. Add in the Amazon as an incubator for thousands of plantsand you are good to go. Where i grew up we had less that one hundred plants to pick from. Again we already know that agriculture was properly introduced at several stations worldwide around 9000 years ago. Noah's colony is the only one that has left us an actual report, but makes no mention of plant breeding at which... more »

Colonel Don Ware and UFOs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
*Most people are not aware yet that between 1943 and 1945 the US Government, with the help of our British and Canadian allies and the Ambassador from Venus and 450 of his trained engineers built 500 round-wing planes with gravity motors in a hidden 300 square-mile valley in British Columbia, Canada. * Read that please. We have lots of those valleys. Recall also that we have understood that it is plausible with cloud cosmology, that all planets are really hollow and plausibly populated, including the Earth. This is not plausible using present physics and cosmologies thus all ... more »

Syria: US May Launch Cruise Missiles Against Assad Regime

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The U.S. State Department has announced plans to launch military strikes on the Assad regime in Syria following a breakdown in diplomatic relations with Russia. The plan to use cruise missiles against Assad was decided following weeks of meetings between the US national security agencies in which they considered all options available to them in dealing with the ongoing crisis in Aleppo. Zerohedge.com reports: A meeting of the Principals Committee, which includes Cabinet-level officials, is scheduled for Wednesday while a meeting of the National Security Council, which could inclu... more »

Elon Musk Vows To Set Humans Free From ‘Computer Simulation’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Two Silicon Valley billionaires are funding a new project that they say will set human beings free from the “computer simulation” scientists believe we are trapped in. Elon Musk is thought to be one of the billionaires asking scientists to help break humans out of the simulation. Businessinsider.com reports: That’s according to a new profile in The New Yorker about Y Combinator’s Sam Altman. The story delves into Altman’s life and successes at the helm of the famous boot-camp and investment fund for tech startups, and doesn’t shy away from the quirkier aspects of Altman’s charact... more »

Video Of Dead ‘Mermaid’ On UK Beach Goes Viral

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
On Tuesday a person captured what appears to be a dead Mermaid washed up on a beach in Great Yarmouth, UK. The body for the mysterious creature created quite a stir on social media when Paul Jones shared the footage on Facebook. Grimsbytelegraph.co.uk reports: We’re putting our money on it being a seal and with the East Coast having a large colony of grey seals, including the one at Donna Nook, that seems the most plausible answer. The fin could easily be the seal’s tail and the image that looks like an alien, with an arm, is surely the fin – especially as they have an elbow. The... more »

Report: Russia Violated International Sanctions When It Allowed North Korean Nuclear Researchers To Work In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
AFP *UPI:* *Report: Russia allowed North Korea nuclear scientists to conduct research* *A former member of the U.N. Security Council’s North Korea sanctions committee says there’s evidence Russia violated international sanctions.* TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Moscow may have allowed several North Korean nuclear researchers to work at Russian nuclear sites, including a scientist who is under United Nations Security Council sanctions. The North Korean nuclear scientists were allowed to engage in their research in Russia until early 2015 when Pyongyang stopped paying an annual membership ... more »

"Military Told To Prepare for Tactical Nuclear Exchange with Russia in Syria! Stateside Military Told to Prepare for Intercontinental One-for-one Nuke Exchange"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Military Told To Prepare for Tactical Nuclear Exchange with Russia in Syria! * *Stateside Military Told to Prepare for Intercontinental One-for-one Nuke Exchange"* by Newsroom "Military members from the United States who are in and around Syria have been calling their families back in the states telling them, "We have been told to prepare for a tactical nuclear exchange with Russia in Syria and forces at home in the US have been ordered to prepare for one-for-one intercontinental ballistic missile exchange(s) with Russia once the fighting breaks out in Syria!" Further, those conv... more »

"The Still, Sad Music of Humanity...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity...” “Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting The Banks Of the Wye During A Tour. July 13, 1798” by William Wordsworth Complete poem is here: - http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww138.html

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Remember Now”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
2002, “Remember Now” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq4qjI8VVzg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“What will become of these galaxies? Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies collide, a large galaxy eats a much smaller galaxy. In this case, however, the two galaxies are quite similar, each being a sprawling spiral with expansive arms and a compact core. As the galaxies advance over the next tens of millions of years, their component stars are unlikely to collide, although new stars will form in the bunching of gas caused by gravitational tides. *Click image for larger... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Still Small Voice”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“The Still Small Voice”* by Chet Raymo "There is a power in nature, restless and terrible- storm, wildfire, earthquake, tidal wave. There is a delicacy too, to which we attend with a more perceptive eye and ear- the woolly bear caterpillar in the grass, the red-tailed hawk circling high and silent above the meadow, the six-dotted shadow of the water strider on the bottom of the pond. I think of lines from a poem of Grace Schulman, a poem called “In Place of Belief”: “...I would eavesdrop, spy, and keep watch on the chance, however slight, that the unseen might dazzle into sight.” ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
📸: Photos show #NATO warships sailing through the Sognefjord in #Norway. pic.twitter.com/WrNGgXFLtY — Already Happened (@M3t4_tr0n) October 3, 2016

Why is a Hong Kong "Activist" in Bangkok?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
Joshua Wong's arrest at a Bangkok airport is portrayed as a slight against "democracy," yet the US-funded and backed agitator undermines his own principles of "self-determination" by meddling in another nation's politics. Joshua Wong.*October 5, 2016* (The New Atlas)* - *Thai PBS in its article, "HK democracy activist Joshua Wong detained in Bangkok," would claim: *Wong, 19, famed for his galvanising role in the city’s 2014 pro-democracy “umbrella movement”, was held as he landed at the airport late Tuesday, his party Demosisto said in a statement, citing a Thai student activist, ... more »

Russia Accuses The U.S. Of Harassing Its US-Based Diplomats After The U.S. Accused Russia Of Drugging Two Of Their Diplomats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C.. Wikimedia *AFP*: *Moscow slams growing US 'pressure' on its diplomats* MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia's foreign ministry on Tuesday blasted what it termed "pressure" on its US-based diplomats by US intelligence, which it accused of increasingly numerous "recruitment attempts" on Moscow's diplomatic staff. "The situation surrounding Russian diplomats in the United States is getting worse all the time," deputy foreign minister Sergei Riabkov said. He said the number of attempts at recruiting diplomats had "significantly increased" over t... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Seahawk Hoist * An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter hoists two sailors during search and rescue training in front of the USS Monterey in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 23, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins

Launching A New War In Syria Would Be The Worst Mistake Of The Obama Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kremlin.ru *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Why the United States Should Exercise Restraint Before Launching A New War in Syria* The Russians might not be willing to back down in a confrontation with American forces. Tensions between Russia and the United States are coming to a head over the civil war in Syria. Washington has suspended bilateral talks with Russia to end the five-year old war. Moscow has suspended an agreement to destroy 34 tons of weapons-grade plutonium that was reached during the year 2000, using especially harsh rhetoric. Meanwhile, Syrian regime forces—wit... more »

Since The Beltway Democratic Establishment Refuses To Back Progressives Candidates, Why Should Grassroots Dems Unite Behind Their Crap Candidates?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Earlier today, we took a quick look at why Hillary isn't doing better in Florida. Last week, it was Ohio. The latest national polling of likely voters shows Hillary beating Trump 42-36% in a match-up that includes the third party candidates. Part of the reason she isn't doing better in Florida and Ohio is because the Beltway Establishment helped impose vile loser candidates locally-- Wall Street garbage like Patrick Murphy in Florida and pathetic walking corpse Ted Strickland in Ohio, neither of whom brings a single thing to the table other than a prayer that they can ride Hillary... more »

Molalla Ancestral Run: Tribe responds to Old Hazeldell Quarry Claims

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Photo by Erika Lincango Molalla Ancestral Run Tribe responds to Old Hazeldell Quarry Claims By Kayla Godowa-Tufti Photos by Erika Lincango Censored NewsOAKRIDGE, Oregon (October 4, 2016) -- Last weekend marked the first year of the Molalla Ancestral Run. On Saturday October 1st, members of the Chakgeenkni-Tufti band of Molalla Indians called for ceremony in response to

Yahoo Scanned All ' Incoming Emails For Of US Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources* Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees and a fourth person apprised of the events. *Read more* .... *More News... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “The Journey”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Journey”* “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sh... more »

"Unanswered Questions..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it." - J.D. Stroube

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. Thanks for stopping by!

Mark Twain, "The War Prayer"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
◆ Mark Twain, "The War Prayer" ◆ *"Requiem"* “The crucified planet Earth, should it find a voice and a sense of irony, might now well say of our abuse of it, "Forgive them, Father, They know not what they do." The irony would be that *we know* what we are doing. When the last living thing has died on account of us, how poetical it would be if Earth could say, in a voice floating up perhaps from the floor of the Grand Canyon, "It is done. People did not like it here." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Do We Really Want Nuclear War with Russia?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Do We Really Want Nuclear War with Russia?"* by Robert Parry "Through an endless barrage of ugly propaganda, the U.S. government and the mainstream American press have put the world on course for a potential nuclear showdown with Russia, an existential risk that has been undertaken cavalierly amid bizarre expressions of self-righteousness from Western institutions. This extraordinarily dangerous moment reflects the insistence of the Establishment in Washington that it should continue to rule the world and that it will not broach the possibility of other nations asserting their ow... more »

Yahoo Snooped On Customers Emails For U.S. Spy Agency

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Yahoo Inc allowed U.S. intelligence agencies to access all users’ incoming emails for specific queries, according to a damaging Reuters report. Users are outraged over claims that Yahoo developed a custom program designed for various spy agencies that allowed them to search for specific information in any email account with an @yahoo.com email address. Retuers.com reports: The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third ... more »

Putin Lists His Demands For The Next U.S. President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Putin. TASS *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *Putin's Ultimatum to the Next U.S. President* The next U.S. administration will inherit the worst relationship with Russia since Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an evil empire. Judging from the list of grievances that President Vladimir Putin has laid out, even a relatively Putin-friendly Donald Trump will have a hard time satisfying him. Putin delivered his message to the future U.S. president Monday, just as the U.S. State Department announced it was suspending negotiations with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria ... more »

Is He From Mars? Pence Will Have To Try To Make This Sound Normal Tonight

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The other day, Keith Olbermann recorded a telling little segment about dogs and Trump. To anyone who's ever been a friend of a dog-- and who, besides Trump, *hasn't* been?-- it's bad enough on it's own. But when you look at it in a broader context, Trump's psychological unfitness for leadership, it becomes even more interesting. Monday morning, *NY Times* columnist Charles Blow took a turn psychoanalyzing Trump, dubbing him a terroristic man-toddler. Donald Trump is a domestic terrorist; only his form of terror doesn’t boil down to blowing things up. He’s the 70-year-old toddler... more »

U.S. Considering Military Options On Syria (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Obama administration considering strikes on Assad, again* U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table Wednesday at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the way forward in Syria. But there’s little prospect President Obama will ultimately approve them. Inside the national security agencies, meetings have been going on for weeks to consider new options to recommend to the president to address the ongoing crisis in Aleppo, where Syrian and Russian aircraft con...more »

The Opposite of Social Media

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Remember the problems I had on the final night of the Democratic convention late last July? I had four of my five accounts censored and all but shut down within an hour (my main account was censored for eight straight days). Well, just a few days after coming off a nine day censorship of my main account, *for tweeting about the fucking New England Patriots*, the fascist douchebag sons and daughters of Jack Dorsey have just sunk to a new low: All five, count 'em, *all five* of my Twitter accounts just got censored one right after the other in less than an hour. Strictly by ... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Deplorables: Stefan Molyneux

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Rarely if ever will you see on this blog the phrase “Hillary Clinton was right” – not unless it were to be concluded with phrases such as “to resign,” “to stand down,” or “to jump off a cliff” – but she was right to condemn the deplorable “alt-right” who have taken Donald Trump to their breast, about whom others such as Robert Tracinski and Stuart Hayashi had already exposed. Stuart has also done sterling work exposing the downright racism of a one-time anarchist who underwent an “ideological transmogrification” to make himself one of the fonts of these deplorables. Tracinski g... more »

Quote of the Day, for World Architecture Day

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
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Economic News , Data & Views...... October 4 , 2016....... Quick Hits - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks , Gold ( Major Sell-off Today ) , Silver , US Treasuries Hit By The Proverbial Lead Gas Pipe Today , Oil The Exception To General Rule Of Sell-off Today ; Oil Items Of Note ; ECB Denies Media Report On Taper Talk - Which Was Part Of Reason For US Stock Sell-Off ; Global Bonds Jump Due To ECB Story - That ECB Denied ; Living Will Day For 5 Big US Banks ; Additional Items Of Note. 2) Europe In Focus - Greece , Italy , UK , Germany , Turkey. 3) Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti , Lumbering Toward US. 4)

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets.... *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago U.S. stocks finished lower following reports that the ECB could end quantitative easing efforts sooner than planned http://on.mktw.net/2dtogYJ *Myra Saefong* ‏@MktwSaefong 2h 2 hours ago Here's what gold did in one session: http://on.mktw.net/2cPnneM *MacroTourist* ‏@Gloeschi 5h 5 hours ago Blood bath in $gold and $silver miners -8.5% to -10% in the #ETF's *CBJOM* ‏@cbjom 1h 1 hour ago Norm ignore #APIs but it smells right: crude draw = low #crude imports & ref runs still v strong. Hence,... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An Indian Agni-II intermediate range ballistic missile on a road-mobile launcher. Wikimedia Commons/Antônio Milena *Rajan Menon, National Interest*:* How to Stop Kashmir from Spiraling into All-Out War* *India and Pakistan shouldn’t gamble with nuclear war.* Kashmir has again become the venue for a confrontation between India and Pakistan. On September 11, militants attacked an Indian military post in Poonch, and on September 18, another in Uri—both towns in Indian Kashmir. They infiltrated the so-called Line of Control (LOC), which separates the India- and Pakistan-administered p... more »

World News Briefs -- October 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Syria peace efforts must continue despite break with Russia: Kerry* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday efforts to end Syria's war must continue despite Washington's decision to break off talks with Moscow over what he called its "irresponsible" support for President Bashar al-Assad. The United States on Monday suspended talks with Russia on implementing a ceasefire deal in Syria, accusing Moscow of not living up to its commitments to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. "We are not giving up on the Syrian people and we are not aba... more »

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Will Release All US Election Docs By Nov 8

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has vowed to spill the beans on US presidential elections by releasing a trove of secret documents before 8th November. Following the cancellation of his ‘October Surprise’ Julian Assange appeared via video link at a news conference at the Volksbuhne Theater in Berlin on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of WikiLeaks’ launch. RT.com reports: WikiLeaks hopes to be publishing documents “every week for the next 10 weeks,” Assange said. @wikileaks That was a TOTAL WASTE OF MY TIME. #FalseAdvertising Did he sell out??? Is he under threat? Was he boug... more »

New CBE Blueprint Thanks ESSA

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
New report by Chris Sturgis from CompetencyWorks, a spin-off of iNACOL. It's sponsored by the Gates Foundation, Nellie Mae, and the Carnegie Corporation. This is as close as you will come to a blueprint for how the oligarchs see their latest attempted takeover of K12 education playing out. Download and read* Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England* here. This clip below is an excerpt from the introductory essay in this new report, just released, which explains the critical role ESSA will play in making CBE the next big thing in corp... more »

Child Poverty: It’s parents, not govt

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Lindsay Mitchell makes an important point in response to the new Child Commissioner challenging government to reduce child poverty: *What about challenging individuals? Why not, for instance, challenge couples to stay together and committed to their children? Or challenge people who are dependent on benefits not to add more babies? Or challenge young people to finish their education, pay off their loans and get jobs before they start families?What a difference changing poverty-inducing behaviours would make.* It’s not governments who make children poor. It’s parents who make ... more »

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- October 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, perfect strangers meeting on largest stage either has seen* One phone call really stood out to Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) after Hillary Clinton selected him as her running mate. “Hey, welcome aboard,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told Kaine in late July. The Republican vice-presidential nominee’s greeting to the Democratic vice-presidential nominee is the only conversation the two men have ever had, according to Kaine. On Tuesday, the Indiana governor and Virginia senator meet for the first time face to face, sharing a stage in Farmville, Va.,...more »

The Plan : Destroy the GOP - Split the Dems

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
This is *The Plan.*

The Eleven Questions The Press Won’t Ask DiCaprio

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Eleven questions that our supine press should be asking the hypocrite DiCaprio: 11 Questions the Press Must Ask Leonardo DiCaprio


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Nothing BBC bias-related here, but one for those who like British politics and love a good quiz.... Here's a wedding photo from 1964. Can you name the bridegroom, his best man (the chap with the glasses) and any of the other men in the photo [which can be clicked to enlarge, as usual]. Clue: Five are well-known (four still being alive), two nowhere near so well-known. 5/7 would be an excellent score. The answers can be found in the comments section below.

Midday Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lin-a2lTelg

Natural Health is a Silver Bullet to Medical Vampires

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The medical cartel promotes myths to serve their interests. The post Natural Health is a Silver Bullet to Medical Vampires appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Isn't Hillary Doing Better In Florida?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*How to guarantee that Florida millennials sit out the election* Swing state Florida looms large for both campaigns. Hillary is partially hampered by a moribund state Democratic Party that has been whittled down to a Debbie Wasserman Schultz incumbent protection racket. It barely functions in statewide races at all. Still, Hillary's RealClearPolitics polling average as of today is +2.0, not bad, considering Obama beat Romney 50.01% to 49.12. That was a 0.89% win-- a mere 74,309 votes giving Obama all 29 of Florida's electoral votes. In 2008, Obama won by a larger margin-- but still ... more »

NASA Cuts Live Feed As Another Blue UFO Approaches ISS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA has once again cut the live feed to the International Space Station (ISS) as a blue UFO approached its orbit. The space agency is planning to shutdown ISS’ live broadcast and has been accused by UFO hunters of covering up evidence of flying saucers and aliens. A mysterious blue-glowing UFO was sighted flying near the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit. HD cameras on board the ISS were shut down by NASA before the mysterious object came too close. There appears to be evidence of a cover-up in space by NASA, who has a hard time explaining all the UFO traffic, ... more »

Banditry and Violence in the Ottoman Empire

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
New academic year, a new season with the Sociology Research Seminar Series at the University of Derby. Opening for the semester was Baris Cayli, Research Fellow in Criminology with his paper, ‘Zones of Fragility: Outlaws and the Forms of Violence in the Ottoman Empire’. This was one of a series of interlocking projects spun off from Baris’s work in the old Ottoman archives scattered about its former territory. These range from the Grand Vizier’s office and Imperial decrees on foreign affairs hosted in Istanbul, to smaller collections of correspondence and edicts from governors and ... more »

People will not remember what you say, what you tell them. But they'll never forget how you make 'em feel...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*from Rush Limbaugh.* I usually have conservative talk radio on while I'm working around the house. In the morning it's Rush, and starting at noon it's Sean Hannity. Three o'clock ushers in Glenn Beck, who is slowly going insane. I sometimes leave him on because it's a bit like watching a car wreck in slow motion. A number of days ago Rush said something that jumped out at me. I thought it was so important that I searched his archives to see if I could find the exact quote. I did, and I've posted it below so you can read it in context. The main thrust of his comments were enca... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Marine Corps and Philippine Marine Corps personnel link arms during the opening ceremony of annual Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise (PHILBLEX) inside the marines headquarters in Taguig city, metro Manila, Philippines October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco *Reuters*: *Philippine-U.S. war games underway as doubts hang over alliance* The Philippines and the United States launched annual joint military exercises on Tuesday, barely a week after the new president in Manila said they would be the last. President Rodrigo Duterte has angrily rejected U.S. concerns over the bl... more »

Donald Trump On U.S. Airstrikes On ISIS: 'Who Knows What They Are Hitting?'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at an American Renewal Project event at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer *CNN:* *Trump on US airstrikes against ISIS: 'Who knows what they are hitting?'* Washington (CNN)Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump questioned Monday whether airstrikes conducted by the US military and its coalition allies are actually hitting ISIS members. "We don't have victory. We're dropping things all over the place. Who knows what they are hitting? Who knows how many people are being ... more »

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