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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 19 seconds ago
Very sad news. *"I'm leaving the table I'm out of the game"* Prolific right to the end. This from only a few months ago … . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

4 Secrets About True Leaders

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 27 minutes ago
*Christina Sarich* - Ultimately, a leader shows the way simply by doing his own work. The post 4 Secrets About True Leaders appeared first on Waking Times.

How Does The DCCC Lose Districts With Over 50% Latino Residents? It's A Talent That's Taken Years For Them To Perfect

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 39 minutes ago
*Why wouldn't you want to vote for a crook like Joe?* Last night we saw how Hispanic voters in Southern California helped two progressive women, Nanette Barragan and Eloise Reyes, beat heavily favored establishment Democrats, respectively Isadore Hall and Cheryl Brown. In Nevada, massive Latino turn-out won Nevada for Hillary Clinton, Katherine Cortez Masto for an open Senate seat, Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen in two congressional seats *and both* houses of the state legislature. Going into Tuesday's elections there were 7 congressional districts with over 50% Latino populations tha... more »

Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 47 minutes ago

We need a constitutional upgrade

Real History Lisa at Real History Blog - 48 minutes ago
I think we need a new constitution. There is so much that is simply antiquated and outdated. For one, when the "two Senators per state" rule was created, the states were smaller and closer together. I think California deserves four Senators. The electoral college was a good idea and is actually designed to prevent a madman from getting elected. But what if the guy isn't perceived by enough

A Great Soul... RIP Leonard Cohen

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”* “Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned five decades, died at the age of 82. Cohen's label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer's Facebook page. "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the statement read. "We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief." A cause of death and exact date of dea... more »

"U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates 241st Birthday"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates 241st Birthday"* *Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fi!* *Happy birthday to our beloved Corps!* - CP, veteran, USMC, MOS 0311.

VIDEOS: Standing Rock Protectors Remain in Prayer as Pipeline Defies Law in Militarized Compound

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Above: Standing Rock water protectors remain in prayer as Dakota Access Pipeline defies Army Corps of Engineers and continues construction, continues desecration in sacred area of burial places, this week. DAPL said it will drill beneath the river in two weeks without a permit. Above: Unicorn Riot video -- Dakota Access builds militarized construction site, with 12ft. high hesco walls,

Leonard Cohen....Thank You

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q Thank you for making me cry tears of joy... See you soon Mr. Cohen The Straight Goods Cheers Ears Wide Open

Quote of the Day: On not voting

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*“A refusal to vote represents a definite expression of political opinion — a rejection of the candidates and the programs offered."* ~ Ayn Rand NB: ‘Trump was elected by a little more than a quarter of eligible voters’ .. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Another Blue Dog Slipped Into Congress Disguised As A Florida Democrat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Yes, we got rid of Patrick Murphy, but...* Although the DCCC listed 11 Democrats on their Front Line list of vulnerable incumbents, heading into Tuesday's election only 3 were thought be be seriously vulnerable: Ami Bera (New Dem-CA), Rick Nolan (MN) and Brad Ashford (Blue Dog-NE). Bera, who is narrowly leading, is one of only two incumbents nationally whose race still hasn't been called. The DCCC spent $2,459,123 on his campaign and Pelosi's House Majority PAC kicked down another $699,724. Nolan won his race, but the DCCC and House Majority PAC put in $7.7 million. The only Democr... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). In the center, the three prominent dust lanes that give the Trifid its name all come together. Mountains of opaque dust appear on the right, while other dark filaments of dust are visible threaded throughout the nebula. A single massive star visible near the center causes much of the Trifid's glow. * Click image for larger size.* The Trifid, also known as M20, is only about 300,000 years old, making it among the youngest emission nebulae know... more »

November update.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
By American Kabuki Hi All Y'all! (that's plural for "y'all") Elections over and it seems some of those in the Clinton faction worried about Trump supporters being violent, are throwing fits themselves... go figure! I really didn't think Trump would win given the media bias, not that I was for either candidate. I have no dog in that race, but I was not looking forward to Hilary Presidency given her history of corruption and involvement with escalating violence in the Ukraine, Libya and Syria during her term as Secretary of State. Bernie Sanders was an interesting candidate ... more »

Economic News , Data , & Views ....... November 10 , 2016......Quick Hits For Thursday - 1) Asia News , Data & Market Reports ; US Stock Indexes Have Mixed Day - Dow Jumped , Nasdaq Slumps ( FANG Bites Investors ) , S&P Advances Modestly ; European Bourses Slump Today ; Asia Rebounded Off New York Celebratory Mode On Wednesday ; Global Bonds Continue Rout ; EM Currencies Continue Rout ; Additional Items Of Note. 2) US Election - Transition Process Begins , Cabinet Selections Being Considered , Data From Election , Articles & Opinions To Consider. 3) Around The Horn - A Variety Of News Items From Around Europe. 4) Odds & Ends !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets...... *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 19m 19 minutes ago China state planner approves CNY 218.8bln of fixed asset investment projects in October *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 40m 40 minutes ago BANK INDONESIA IS IN THE MARKET TO STABILIZE THE RUPIAH: BBG *David Ingles* ‏@DavidInglesTV 43m 43 minutes ago THIS is your currency to watch today. Indonesian Rupiah weakens most in over 3 years. (yes that's a 1-day move on the chart) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hour ago PBOC to inject total CNY 210bln via reverse repos - CNY 140bln via 7-day reverse repos - CNY ... more »

The Military, Intelligence Community, National Security Agencies, And Foreign Allies Prepare For A President Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks aboard the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Calif., in September. (Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse) *CNN:* *Donald Trump to soon receive intel 'crown jewels'* Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump will receive two different sets of intelligence briefings, CNN has learned. Trump is scheduled to begin receiving the President's Daily Brief very soon, according to two US officials. The logistics of how the briefings take place are still being worked out. Trump will also receive briefings on the so-called crown jewels of intelligence, ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest:* *Donald Trump's First 100 Days: How He Could Reshape U.S. Foreign Policy* *This is his chance to undo Obama’s legacy.* On Inauguration Day 2017, Donald Trump will inherit Barack Obama’s “pen and phone” inside the Oval Office. Within the first day, by using the power of executive authority, he can begin to reshape U.S. foreign policy even without securing support from within the Congress for these actions, by following the path that his predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush have already laid out. *Read more* .... *Commentaries, Anal... more »

World News Briefs -- November 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Trump and Obama addressed the press with short comments about their meeting following their hour-and-a-half long talk *Daily Mail:* *Awkward moment sworn enemies Obama and President-elect Trump pose together in the Oval Office during first EVER meeting* * President Barack Obama and president-elect Donald Trump met at the White House this morning for more than 90 minutes in a public display of unity following Tuesday's election * The two men had never met each other, and while Trump said he intended for the getting-to-know-you meeting to last ten to 15 minutes but it went on much lo... more »

Election Mental Floss...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago

Smith’s RMA reform: yet another chocolate-coated turd

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Nick Smith denies claims that the announcement of Maori Party midwifery of his RMA reform bill, being slipped into rebirth on the day of the US election, is a ”National government shambles being slipped through under the cover of the United States election.” "Just because the US are having elections doesn't mean the business of the New Zealand government stops" says Smith. Yet even he would have to concede it’s awfully convenient if any uncomfortable business can coincide with an event that all but buries it. Particularly since (if we are to count all the years in which Smith h... more »

Amazing Tech For Your Christmas List

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
Not sure what to get those hard to shop for people on your Christmas list? From wearable tech, to new ways to automate your home. This tech gift guide really has something for everyone! *Knomo Bags*- The ultimate bag for the tech savvy, this bag has compartments for all of your devices and a portable charger for those battery emergencies. It is functional but still absolutely gorgeous! *The Misfit Ray*- The ultimate in wearables for someone who doesn't want another charger or forgets to charge another device, this fitness and sleep tracker uses replaceable batteries. The ... more »

Muslim Ban Statement Vanishes From Trump Site

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Donald Trump‘s campaign have removed from their website the controversial statement that called for or a ban on Muslims entering the United States. The statement that was posted on 7th December 2015 mysteriously vanished late on the day of the election Anti Media reports: The press release is no longer available on his website, and the link first provided by Trump on his Twitter page now directs to a generic call for donations. Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration: https://t.co/HCWU16z6SR pic.twitter.com/d1dhaIs0S7 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7 December 2015 The ori... more »

Terrifying Prospect: Palin, Giuliani, Bolton & Gingrich For Trump Cabinet

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A genuinely terrifying prospect is in store as president-elect Donald Trump heads to the White House with a shortlist of neocons for his Cabinet. Trump’s transition team has assembled a shortlist of who could make up Trump’s Cabinet. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are among those in consideration for attorney general. Christie is also being considered for homeland security secretary, as is Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke. Secretary of the interior might go to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin or oil executive Forrest Lucas. Former U.N. A... more »

"Common Fears: Choosing A New Response"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Common Fears: Choosing A New Response"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Our minds are powerful and moving into fear is a common experience that we can each look at and change. Everyone has fears- it is a natural part of being human. Fear can protect us from harm by sending a rush of adrenaline to help us physically deal with potential danger. But there are times when fear may keep us from participating fully in life. Once we realize that fear is a state of mind, we can choose to face our fears, change our minds, and create the life we want to live. Our minds are powerful tools to... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "I Want A Lot"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"I Want A Lot"* "You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything: the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step up. So many live on and want nothing and are raised to the rank of prince by the slippery ease of their light judgments. But what you love to see are faces that so work and feel thirst... You have not grown old, and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Neptune, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Jet Set Life Of WWF Wanker

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://order-order.com/2016/11/10/jet-set-lifestyle-wwf-climate-campaigner/ From Guido: Mark Lutes, pictured above taking a selfie of himself flying in business class luxury, is the Global Climate Policy Advisor for the World Wildlife Funds’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative. As such he is set to be their lead representative at the upcoming COP22 conference in […]

"Shaya's Home Run"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Shaya's Home Run" by Rabbi Paysach Krohn "In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning-disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school careers, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs. There are a few children who attend Chush for most of the week and go to a regular school on Sundays. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, “Where is the perfecti... more »

Trump world Day 2 Diary

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
I am a big time socialist and think communism only failed because it has never been tried and facing reality I would have voted Trump. Sad to say but he is the last chance for this civilization to grow up and stop grabbing genitals to feel good

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© Photo: Russian Defense Ministry *Sputnik:* *Dutch Sub's Attempt to Approach Russian Naval Group Could Have Led to Accident* A Dutch submarine was detected in Eastern Mediterranean at an attempt to approach and monitor the Russian Northern Fleet's group, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said Wednesday. "On November 9 at 06:50 a.m. Moscow Time [03:50 GMT], Russia's Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyers detected a diesel-electric submarine of the Dutch navy (presumably Walrusklasse) which tried to approach and track the ... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 10th Nov)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 6 hours ago
Families set to lose £100 a week under 'chilling' new benefit cap The annual limit on welfare payments to unemployed households drops from £26,000 to £23,000 in London and £20,000 outside the capital. Around 20,000 families are currently capped by an annual limit of £26,000 (or £500 a week) on total household benefits, introduced in 2013. But the new lower caps are set to bring an explosion

Nostradamus Predicted Trump Victory And The Apocalypse

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
It has been claimed that Nostradamus prophesied Donald Trump’s surprise victory as President of the United States five centuries ago, putting to shame modern pollsters. The famous French medical practitioner and seer has been credited for predicting major world events and his followers claim he foresaw Donald Trump’s victory. However, the end is nigh…because as at the same time, Nostradamus also predicted that Trumps presidency would herald the the end of the world. The ancient prophet refers to president-elect Donald Trump as “the false trumpet” who will one day engage in military... more »

Big Wins For Marijuana On Election Day

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
There were big wins for marijuana legalization across the US on election night as voters chose not only their president but policy as well. Voters in four states approved recreational marijuana initiatives on Tuesday while voters in Florida overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment to approve the use of medical marijuana. The total number of states that have legalized recreational cannabis is now seven, with a recent Gallup poll showing that close to 60 percent of Americans are now supportive of the idea. RT reports: In California, 4.9 million people voted to approve legali... more »

We're Back to the Socorro Symbols

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
(*Blogger’s note:* I really should stop saying that something is my final post because I keep getting dragged back into these things. Given that I have another document that has not been published on this topic; I’m forced back into it. I do hope that we’ll all look at the evidence in a dispassionate way, but I have no hope for that.) Since David Rudiak asked me, “To keep things simple, just explain why Hynek ALWAYS supported the inverted V symbol after talking to Zamora. That IS in BB files, twice at least, and is strong evidence for the inverted V being the correct symbol (unless... more »

Draining Our Own Sewer: Clintonism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Please start by watching Elizabeth Warren's speech (above) to the AFL-CIO she made a few hours ago. Yesterday, Bernie issued a statement on Trump's electoral college triumph over Clinton: "Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college educati... more »

News-directors are lost

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Brexit, the Trump election and the Wikileak exposes between them exposed a news media unfit for the task: more vacuous than it has ever been and utterly out of touch with the world it purports to report; its reporters unwilling (or unable) to simply report (or even observe) the bare facts in front of them; its news papers fuller of fodder than they are of news; its 24-hour “news” channels so desperate for 24-hour content the schedules are filled with gossip, gripe and endless talking heads characterised only by their emptiness. No wonder so many are now running around as cluele... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Consider The Alligator II: Big Changes Come To Louisiana’s Gator Ranching Industry ~Scrumptious Chef* *Jeff damage suit against 9 oil firms to go to trial, judge rules ~Mark Schleifstein*

How Trump’s budget deficits will make America poor again

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: moneypit]*Donald Trump proposes to cut American taxes but not American government spending. This will only expand the already swollen federal deficit.* *Not to worry, said a dickhead this morning on Radio NZ (the dickhead in question being University of California, Berkeley, economist Kevin Coldiron) who offered his invited expert opinion that, by inflating the deficit beyond its already-record heights, Donald Trump might well be able to bring about the economic growth he's promised because, said the dickhead, the resulting deficit will act as a form of Keynesian stimul... more »

Trade, TPP and Labour’s love for Trump

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Politics makes for many strange bedfellows – none stranger perhaps than the local Labour Party and its cheerleaders embracing in yesterday’s parliament the flagship policy of Donald Trump, crowing there that his victory in the US has killed the TPP freer-trade deal stone dead. Strange. Strange to see them embrace the Donald. Stranger too to see them oppose freer trade – which raises real wages for everyone they claim to represent. Because as *Donald Boudreaux* cogently explains, *the correct case for freer trade does not depend upon exports growing by more than imports. First... more »

BIW Advent Vigil Schedule

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Standing together in hope of peace through a joyous revolution we hold the Advent Vigil for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine. We will stand across from the BIW administration building on Washington Street in Bath from 11:30 am til 12:30 on the four Saturdays of Advent: November 26, December 3, 10 & 17. We will hold signs calling for the end of the building of weapons of mass destruction by General Dynamics here in Maine. We stand in opposition to the continued production of the Arleigh Burke class of Aegis Destroyers and the new [highly expensive] Zumwalt Destro... more »

UN: Food Aid Runs Out In Rebel Controlled Eastern Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Aleppo on last food packages, says UN as harsh winter approaches* *UN warns that a quarter of a million people in rebel-held east Aleppo will starve unless aid is allowed into besieged areas* Rebels and civilians in war-torn east Aleppo are facing the prospect of starvation as winter sets in unless aid is allowed to reach people inside regime siege barricades, the UN has warned. The area’s approximately 250,000 residents have been trapped under siege conditions since July, when President Bashar al-Assad’s forces managed to cut off rebel supply lines. Resident... more »

Islamic State Leader Has Rreportedly Chosen A Successor In Case Of His Death

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
July 5, 2014: A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters) *FOX News:** ISIS chief reportedly forming backup plan in case of death* Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the ruthless terror group, reportedly is mulling the appointment of a first deputy to ensure someone is in charge if he gets killed, Iraq’s Alsumaria News reported. “ISIS media have started to circulate Baghdadi’s decision,” an anonymous source told the news station, adding that the pers... more »

Make America Retract Again: Physics group yanks release that quoted Trump, angered scientists

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
Bowing to outraged scientists, the American Physical Society (APS) has retracted a press release (archived here) it issued yesterday that urged President-elect Donald Trump to “Make America Great Again” by strengthening “scientific leadership.” The statement, attributed to Tawanda Johnson, in the APS’ Washington, D.C. office, congratulated Trump on his victory over Hillary Clinton and said the […] The post Make America Retract Again: Physics group yanks release that quoted Trump, angered scientists appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"We Never Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"We never know when our last day on earth will be. So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might. Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half heartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing." - Cristina Marrero "If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?" - Stephen Levine

The Corporate Media Made Trump

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the US election results. Author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger tells us what has been revealed by Trump winning the US election, plus what does a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Middle East.

Last evening's prediction on Anderson Cooper!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016Toobin drops the bomb:* The press corps has finally finished an orgy of speculation/prediction. Any attempt to cover substantive topics was abandoned in favor of clowning with polls. The actors would pretend that each new poll was somehow more accurate than the previous three million polls. Joe and Mika were the stars of this realm. But none of them seemed to have the slightest idea that polls can be systematically wrong. Wonderful amounts of time were massacred in this fashion. Viewers got the thrill of the imaginary race. Even on Election Day, the ... more »

Great Article From Goon Squad: Aging Has-Been Singer Madonna In Hospital For Emergency Stomach Pumping! (Humor)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
There have been many out there that claim that I am sometimes "too serious" when it comes to my writings at this blog.... Honestly, I do periodically read a lot of funny articles and other humorous material sent my way... And on occasion have indeed shared those articles here for my readers.... One article today that I came across had me absolutely rolling on the floor laughing my ass off and I want to share it here for everyone to see for themselves... This one comes from a fellow truth seeker who of course writes "Goon Squad" at www.careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com, and is en... more »

Free Download: Hermann Hesse, "Steppenwolf"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"And even the unhappiest life has its sunny moments and its little flowers of happiness between sand and stone. So it was then with the Steppenwolf too. It cannot be denied that he was generally very unhappy; and he could make others unhappy also, that is, when he loved them or they him. For all who got to love him saw always only the one side of him. Many loved him as a refined and clever and interesting man, and were horrified and disappointed when they had come upon the wolf in him. And they had to because Harry wished, as every sentient being does, to be loved as a whole and th... more »

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates November 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN:* *Mosul: Amnesty accuses 'Iraqi police' of unlawful killings, torture* (CNN)Rights group Amnesty International has accused men in Iraqi police uniforms of torture and unlawfully killing villagers "in cold blood," in the operation to liberate the city of Mosul from ISIS control. Amnesty said in a statement Thursday that up to six people were extrajudicially executed in late October, apparently due to suspicions they had ties to the ISIS militant group. "Men in Federal Police uniform have carried out multiple unlawful killings, apprehending and then deliberately killing in col... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvglWAHDak

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If you are in a meltdown because Hillary lost then you're unfit to be an adult. You're unfit to hold a job. You're unfit to evaluate the cost of credit to buy a car- or a house. You're unfit to choose what to eat, or to evaluate various options for treatment of a medical condition. You're unfit to carry on the daily requirements of living on your own, independently, making your own decisions and being responsible for them- including voting. You are in fact an emotional infant, no older than 2. You are throwing a crybully tantrum, exactly as a 2 year old does when their parent refus... more »

Russian Diplomat: Kremlin Was In Touch With Trump Team During The Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Donald J. Trump at a campaign event on Monday. A spokesman for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said on Wednesday that there were no plans to meet with Mr. Trump in the near future. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times *Washington Post:** Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says* MOSCOW — Russian government officials had contacts with members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday, in a disclosure that could reopen scrutiny over the Kremlin’s role in the president-elect’s bitter race against Hillary Clinton... more »

Milo Yiannopoulos is a fabulously 'dangerous faggot'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
https://youtu.be/C5zPeD-5T6Q Milo Yiannopoulos is a fabulously 'dangerous faggot' and talks such sense. The problem is that's he's too good a debater for the BBC to risk interviewing.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If you are in a meltdown because Hillary lost then you're unfit to be an adult. You're unfit to hold a job. You're unfit to evaluate the cost of credit to buy a car- or a house. You're unfit to choose what to eat, or to evaluate various options for treatment of a medical condition. You're unfit to carry on the daily requirements of living on your own, independently, making your own decisions and being responsible for them- including voting. You are in fact an emotional infant, no older than 2. You are throwing a crybully tantrum, exactly as a 2 year old does when their parent refus... more »

"And Never, Never, To Forget..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"You taste injustice, even if it's fictional, really taste it, it has a way of doing that. Sometimes, you can never put the shoe on the other foot. We can't go back in time and know what it was like to be a black person then. Even today, when things are supposed to be so much better, not one of you can understand what it's like to be black, to live with the knowledge of what happened to your ancestry and still face injustice. But that book makes us taste it and, reading it, we know how bitter that taste is and we know we don't like it. But that bitter wakes you up, and when you wake... more »

Racist Pro-Trump Graffiti Reported In Philadelphia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
‘Sieg Heil’ swastikas and and racist pro-Trump graffiti was reported on store fronts, cars, and homes in Philadelphia on Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump defeated his democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. November 9th was also the 78th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom against German Jews, when in 1938 Nazis torched a thousand synagogues, vandalized tens of thousands of Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed up to 100 Jews in two days. According to reports there have been multiple incidents of Nazi inspired vandalism across South Philadelphia after Trump became pr... more »

Trump Contacts Banking Insider for Treasury Secretary

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
It appears that Trump's brand of financial reform is to allow the biggest banks to run the show: Trump team contacted JPMorgan's Dimon for Treasury role. Reuters, November 10, 2016, available http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-dimon-idUSKBN135266

Two US Marine Jets Collide Over Water Near San Diego On Wednesday. Both Pilots OK

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft takes off during a tour of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier on patrol in the South China Sea, May 23, 2013. *CNN:* *Two US Marine jets collide over water, one pilot ejects* (CNN)Two US Marine jets collided midair over water near San Diego on Wednesday shortly before noon. One pilot ejected from the aircraft while the other landed safely at a nearby air station, according to the Marine Corps Air Station based in Miramar, California. The two pilots are in stable condition, according to a statement from the Marine Corps. Both aircraft, described as s... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
World front pages on Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election: pic.twitter.com/GB9R63XLhO — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 10, 2016

Direct from the bubblers at the Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016Weirdly incompetent work:* In this morning's New York Times, Susan Chira writes a puzzling "News Analysis" piece about the recent electoral unpleasantness. Susan Chira *isn't* one of These Kids Today. According to the leading authority, she prepped at Phillips Andover, then graduated from Harvard. In 1980! She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard; she's been at the Times ever since. She was the paper's foreign news editor from 2004 to 2011, after which she served as assistant managing editor for news. She left that post this past September "to write... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama meeting at the White House on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

President Obama And Donald Trump Meet In The Oval Office

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* I always find it fascinating when I see two people who have no respect for each other .... President Obama calling Donald Trump unfit to lead/compares him to the KKK/etc. .... and Donald Trump who has said more than his share about what he thought about President Obama in the past year .... sitting together and talking about working together and bringing the country together. LOL .... that is the last thing on their minds. Donald Trump has the look of a person who wants to storm into the White House to rip apart everything that President Obama has done in the past 8 ... more »

ISIS Celebrate U.S. Demise In Donald Trump Victory

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
ISIS are reportedly celebrating president–elect Donald Trump’s victory on Wednesday According to the SITE intelligence group, Islamic State terrorists say they are hoping civil war and bankruptcy will hasten America’s demise. USA Today reports: “Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump,” said the al-Minbar Jihadi Media network, which is affiliated with the Islamic State, according to the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group. “Trump’s win of the American presidency will bring hostility of Muslims against America as... more »

Trump Won Because Democrats Stole Nomination From Bernie Sanders

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Republican nominee Donald Trump won the US presidential election because the Democrats rigged the system to ensure Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders, according to WikiLeaks. The thousands that have taken to the streets in an anti-Trump backlash, should start to look at what really dashed any hopes of the democrats winning the election. The so called conspiracies were actually true and the mainstream media have been lying about everything. Bernie Sanders could have easily won the presidential election but the Democrats stopped him from doing so. Leaked emails show that people at ... more »

“Sorry Snowflakes, But It’s Not Over…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Sorry Snowflakes, But It’s Not Over…”* Deplorables Regrouping For The Next Attack By Francis Marion “It’s Nov 10th and it’s time to face the music. For those of you on the left I know it is hard. You are confused, bewildered and deeply, deeply saddened. Maybe even triggered. You probably missed work or school yesterday, called in sick or simply didn’t get out of bed. That’s ok though because your Indigenous Women’s Studies prof said it was ok to skip the exam today. Everyone is getting an A as a morale builder. So cheer up. But unfortunately that doesn’t really explain anything. H... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: My take on the aftermath of Donald Trump's election victory will be posted at 20:00 EST. Military and Intellgience News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST. World News Briefs will be posted at 18:00 EST

Trump Goes to DC, Riots, and When Michael Savage and Alex Jones become mainstream...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*you know hell has turned into an ice cube, the tides are out, and that one chance in a million has just happened.* I'm pretty worded out after the last few years, but not so much that I don't a few things to say (when does an Italian woman not have something to say? See above) I guess a bunch of unruly man-bun wearing tattooed children have taken to the streets to protest Trump being elected the 45th president of the United States. It hearkens back to the riots after Odumbo won his second term. Oh, wait... My message for them is to take a good hard look at the map below. Notice... more »

Myron Ebell is a hope for the return of sanity to the climate policymaking

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
I've known for months that Myron Ebell was Donald Trump's choice for the EPA transitional team. I don't know Ebell in person – not even through e-mail – but he's been visible as a top man from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a pro-free-market think tank. You may look at the CEI videos on YouTube. If you expand the videos from the whole decade, you will find the name "Ebell" 21 times on the page – over twenty videos with him. My understanding is that a decade ago, Ebell must have been important in the creation of 1-minute ads that I loved, Energy and Glaciers, which i... more »

Valerian - City of a Thousand Planets - Luc Besson sci-fi comic-to-film

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
Valerian - City of a Thousand Planets - Luc Besson sci-fi comic-to-film. I'm in...

Nov. 10: "There'll be blue birds over...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
The White Cliffs of Dover Tomorrow, just you wait and see. There'll be love and laughter.... And peace ever after Tomorrow when the world is free." Those were the words of "There'll be blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover", words that resonated around the world as sung by the unmatchable Vera Lynn. It was a song of hope for millions in World War 2, hope in the years of the Blitz on London, the fight for North Africa, Hong Kong, and the heavy fighting on the beaches of Normandy and after. it was a favourite of millions who fought and died and of those who were at home through th... more »

How It Counts-- A Guest Post From Tom Wakely's Campaign Manager

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*-by Zack Lyke* *“You will not win.”* Well, that's awfully nice of you to say the day after the primary (in March). *“It can't be done.”* Again, thanks for the encouragement. *“You're wasting your time.”* Thanks, I needed that. *“Do you even know what you're up against?”* I was the campaign manager for Tom Wakely's bid against Lamar Smith, and as one of the congressman's constituents for nearly two-thirds of my life, yeah. I knew damn well what I was up against. We all knew what we were up against. Howie and Blue America did, too, but they lent us an ear and believed in our campa... more »

Letter to My Sons

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
Dear Adam and Jake: Two days ago, we went to the polls and made yet another horrible mistake. We're Americans. It's what we do. As usual, we collectively made a horrible error in judgment in order to avoid another horrible error in judgment. Again, this is what we do. We say we want filet mignon. Yet, when it's offered to us, we shy away from it at the last minute and pick either the Whopper or the Big Mac. Again, we're Americans. This is what we do. Yet, to me, the choice we made on Tuesday hits closer to home. Hillary Clinton represented a more abstract threat to our... more »

Rich Clueless Liberal Lives Matter

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Richie Rich is turning born-again populist in his old age. From coast to coast, celebrities are gathering in solidarity with their fans and other regular folk to protest the unthinkable election of Donald Trump, and to stand united behind their exiled quarter-billionaire sister, Hillary Clinton. Thousands have turned out in even the hippest, most gentrified neighborhoods in New York City, Austin, Atlanta and Chicago to blast out their love for one another. Cher, hostess of a star-studded big ticket Clinton fund-raiser this summer on Martha's Vineyard, peeked out the front door of h... more »

Canadian Border Guards Brutalize Family, Standing Rock Supporters

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Family returning from Standing Rock brutalized by Canadian border guards and now faces charges By Brenda Norrell Censored News Canadian border guards brutalized a family who traveled to Standing Rock to support the water protectors of the Missouri River, and burial places, from Dakota Access Pipeline. As they were returning home, they were brutalized by Canadian border guards. The

WE READ THE SUNDAY REVIEW: Report card for the Sunday Review!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016Part 3—Plays nicely with Us and Them:* A lot of crazy punditry has followed Trump's ascension. One example: In this morning's New York Times, Nicholas Kristof lists "reasons to hold off your visa applications" in the wake of the candidate's triumph. Among the hopeful signs he lists? Try this on for size: "The thought of Trump with the nuclear codes is terrifying, but if he was to give a crazy order, no one knows if aides would circumvent it." That *isn't* offered as a joke in Kristof's column. According to Kristof, you shouldn't freak out about Trump's... more »

Watch "Hillary Cried Rivers and Blamed Comey and Obama for President Trump" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/L6eGc6jhCxA Hillary Clinton cried 'inconsolably' : oh dear, how sad, never mind!

Rudy Giuliani Says Obama Shouldn’t Pardon Hillary Clinton

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Rudy Giuliani, former New York Mayor and the leading contender to be President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general, said that President Obama shouldn’t pardon Hillary Clinton. He said that a preemptive pardon of Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information would “seal Obama’s legacy as one of the worst presidents ever.” President Obama “should leave it to the system we all believe in,” Giuliani told Fox News. Bloomberg reports: The White House on Wednesday wouldn’t rule out issuing a pardon to protect Clinton from prosecution by the incoming administration over her use... more »

TODAY NEW YORK CITY -- G4S out of Charlotte, Standing Rock, Palestine and Arizona Border!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
G4S is a global corporation that specializes in torture and human rights abuses -- get them out of Charlotte, Standing Rock, Palestine and Arizona border! By Brenda Norrell Censored News Wackenhut bus at Three Points, Arizona, adjacent to theTohono O'odham Nation, before the company was purchased by the security monster G4S.Photo Brenda Norrell, Censored News G4S, we know them well on

Mosul Campaign Day Twenty-Four, Nov 9, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
More advances were announced in eastern Mosul, but it’s uncertain as to whether they will hold. The Golden Division said it freedZahra, Samah, Karkukli, Intisar, Malaeen, Khadra, and the Abbasneighborhoods. The problem was that Samahhas been declaredliberated two times, Intisarand Malaeen once before. Fighting in the city has been fierce with constant counter attacks, Islamic State fighters appearing in the rear via tunnels, ambushes, etc. That has meant few areas have really been secured so far. Rudaw for example, reported that there was still a lot of sniper fire in Intisar maki... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Oxford and Cambridge are losing AI researchers to DeepMind California just legalized marijuana, and it's going to have a huge impact on the economy Marijuana initiatives passed overwhelmingly on Election Day — here's the breakdown How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen Private prison stocks are soaring after Donald Trump's election These images show that Trump's proposed $25 billion Mexican border wall would be impossible to build 5 countries where it's relatively easy for Americans to become expats Widespread voting problems were reported in a critical ... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 13 hours ago
*Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II*. *In the shocked aftermath of the 2016 Presidential election, I think it imperative that we hear some stern advice from our former queen ~ to prepare ourselves for the consequences of our action and the difficult days that well may lay ahead. * *See video ~ * *http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38318-a-divided-nation-as-trump-wins-electoral-college-clinton-wins-popular-vote* *For all intent and purposes, there is no real change ~ the War party is still in power and the deck chairs are now being rearranged on the observation deck... more »

Donald's First Bad Day

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago

Temporary Roof Removed Entirely From Unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
*The Asahi Shimbun* is reporting that the last (temporary) roof panels were removed from Fukushima Unit 1: Kohei Tomida. November 10, 2016. Last cover removed from crippled reactor in Fukushima. The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201611100041.html The No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is completely exposed for the first time in five years after the last of the temporary protective covers for the crippled structure was removed Nov. 10. The next step will be to extract nuclear fuel inside the reactor building, which was wrecked by a hydroge... more »

The Colour Purple

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 14 hours ago
*The Colour Purple* First thoughts this morning when I woke up were about the colour purple. I thought back to the movie of the same name...and I thought to the strange colour that Hillary and Bill wore to her belated "concession" speech. Was it some kind of signal? Then I remembered my post last night about concerns that the transparently staged demonstrations (obsessed about by the criminally complicit Main$tream Media...including the taxpayer-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) looked very much like the "colour revolutions" the world has been subjected to in foreign count... more »

Sámi people and Standing Rock Camp Attorneys work together to get Norway's DNB to divest from DAPL.

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Sami at Standing Rock Photo copyright Jeff Chad. . Sami with Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault at Standing Rock Camp. Photo copyright Jeff Chad. Militarized police attack water protectors in the river, struggling to reach burial grounds for protection, on Nov. 2, 2016. Photo copyright by Adam Alexander Johansson DIVEST NOW! Sámi people and Standing Rock Camp Attorneys work

Researcher denies faking reviews for 5 newly retracted papers

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Journals have retracted five papers by a materials researcher based in Poland after concluding the peer-review process had been faked. According to the retraction notices — which all appear in Elsevier journals and contain the same text — the papers were accepted due to “positive advice of at least one faked reviewer report,” which were submitted […] The post Researcher denies faking reviews for 5 newly retracted papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Irrelevant Ravitch Finds Silver Lining in Trump Election

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
For the past months, Diane Ravitch has turned her blog over to promoting the DNC's failed presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. (By the way, the Democratic Party has decided that the humiliating loss is Clinton's fault, even though it was the DNC and its media henchmen who made sure that Sanders didn't win and that Clinton did--even as everyone who was asked told the Democratic establishment that Sanders had a better shot at beating Trump). Not even a historic and devastating loss of all three branches of the federal government, however, can quell Diane's enthusiasm for her own ... more »

Are The Senate Democrats Cutting Their Own Collective Throat By Making Schumer Leader?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday we took our first look at how dismally the DCCC performed. I'm sure Lujan and his revolving door staff of congenital losers will all get some kind of a performance bonus. After all, they netted 6 seats, right? As I mentioned, Tuesday was even worse for the DSCC. Schumer's insistence at picking the party's nominees is the second biggest catastrophe for the Democrats for the cycle. The Democrats held onto their seats in California, Maryland, Colorado and Nevada and picked up Illinois but they should have won Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New Hampsh... more »

Will US Continue ‘Receiving Orders From Israel’?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump invited Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States after the Israeli Prime Minister congratulated him on his presidential victory. LATEST: Benjamin @netanyahu congratulated president-elect Donald Trump, accepted invitation to meet in the US at earliest convenience. — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 9, 2016 Netanyahu spoke to the newly elected U.S. President by phone on Wednesday and Trump invited him to a meeting “at the first opportunity”, Netanyahu’ soffice said, adding that “The Prime Minister congratulated Trump on his electoral win and told him that the US... more »

On The Road To Collapse

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
The writing is on the wall. And it's been on the wall for a long time. David Suzuki writes: Clean air, water and soil to grow food are necessities of life. So are diverse plant and animal populations. But as the human population continues to increase, animal numbers are falling. There's a strong correlation. A comprehensive report from the World Wildlife Federation and the Zoological Society of London found that wild animal populations dropped by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012, and will likely reach a 67 per cent drop by 2020 if nothing is done to prevent the decline. The repo... more »

Why did Donald Trump win?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Watch this video, especially from 2:47 to 4:01 and you might begin to understand what the US public saw in Donald Trump. That and why the US mainstream media is so hated. https://youtu.be/d2s9AV910NY Now, where is the British politician with the balls to tell the truth about the equally biased BBC? Where is the British politician to cut the campaigning, biased and dangerous BBC down to size?

Russian Scientist Claims -The Next ‘Little Ice Age’ Is Already Here.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 16 hours ago
BOOK REVIEW Evidence-Based Climate Science, Second Edition: Data Opposing CO2 Emissions as the Primary Source of Global Warming 2nd Edition Extract Russian Astrophysicist Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, who is the head of space research for the Pulkovo Observatory at the Russian Academy of Sciences, in a new study, claims the “new Little Ice Age” started at the end of 2015 due to low solar activity, kicking off decades of “deep cooling” in the latter half of the 21st Century. As a result, the Earth has, and will continue to have, a negative average annual energy balance and a long-term ... more »

Britain’s Most Advanced Warship Secretly Deployed To Yemen Coast

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Britain has reportedly deployed its most advanced warship to the coast of Yemen to protect the vital Bab al-Mandeb strait, a key oil route. Much of Britain’s gas and oil supplies passes through the strait, which feeds into the Suez Canal Though not yet publicly confirmed, a report in the Times newspaper said HMS Daring a Type 45 destroyer had been diverted to the area to protect the crucial shipping lane from the threat of missile attacks by Iranian backed Houthi rebels. RT reports: It has been claimed recently that three US warships and a UAE vessel were targeted – without any eff... more »

Is the US getting it's "colour revolution"? - Identity Politics aka Divide to Conquer

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*A colour revolution fomented via identity politics? Sure looks that way!* When I made this comment: *"US election- Think I said this last year and I'm stickin' with it- It's a Clinton steal/winAnd a lose for the entire population of the US"* I meant the lose part- One could see how divisive this election had been. One couldn't help but notice that yesterday all the news was identity politics news. *-women and glass ceilings* *-misogynists* *-the reviled 'white middle class'* * Hillary's speech was pure identity politics- she dropped all the right memes* *"The American Dream ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The anti-democratic Left on campus* The election of Donald Trump to the presidency sparked protests early Wednesday across California, drawing crowds to city streets and college campuses. The demonstrations occasioned sadness, anger and bursts of rage. Crowds openly disavowed the president-elect and a few resorted to vandalism. Shortly after Trump delivered a victory speech in New York City, up to 1,500 people gathered at UCLA. The demonstration peaked about 1 a.m., when a Trump piñata was set on fire in a trash can outside a Westwood Boulevard store. The small blaze aside, no ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be 'game over', scientists warn* *All that this shows is that if you make extreme assumptions you will get extreme results. I have added the journal abstract to the summary below. Once again we see a reliance on the 8.5 Representative Concentration Pathway -- meaning that the most extreme estimate of CO2 in the atmosphere was used. So it's basically just guesswork* It is a vision of a future so apocalyptic that it is hard to even imagine. But, if leading scientists writing in one of the most respected academic journals are righ... more »

Trump and Taiwan Commentary Roundup

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
[image: DSC03550] *I am entering on the history of a period rich in disasters, frightful in its wars, torn by civil strife, and even in peace full of horrors. *Tacitus, The Histories, Book I - *ESSENTIAL*: Lawfare: Excellent roundup on Trump, China, and Trump's policy advisers, with links - J Michael Cole: A Taiwan Defense Blueprint for the Trump Era - Nathan Batto: What does Trump Mean for Taiwan? - Brian Hioe: Trump and Taiwan - WSJ: If President Trump turns his back on Taiwan - Taipei Times: What Trump means for Taiwan - Peter Navarro, a policy advisor for T... more »

Katie Perry is Che Guevara in a thong!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/95c15bljjlI Delightful stuff...

"Will Trump Do What Reagan Couldn’t?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Will Trump Do What Reagan Couldn’t?"* by Bill Bonner "Finally, it’s over. We checked the news this morning. We were both delighted and appalled. A smile spread over our face…and our steps lightened…as we looked ahead to four years without Hillary Clinton’s know-it-all mug in the news. But our shoulders stooped, too, as we listened to Donald Trump’s victory announcement. *Depravity and degeneration: *As we predicted, Americans got the president they deserved. Now, ‘no dream is too big’. No nightmare is out of bounds, either. Dow futures fell as much as 800 points as news spread an... more »

Obama To Pardon Hillary To Save Her From Jail

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Obama’s last act as president will be saving Hillary from jail by granting her a pardon, despite spending the last months claiming she has done nothing wrong. Washington insiders claim an elaborate pardon is being drawn up to protect Hillary from prosecution and jail time. The White House is deflecting questions about President-elect Donald Trump’s intent to appoint a special prosecutor to review Clinton’s case, and steadfastly refusing to rule out a pardon. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said: ‘The president has offered clemency to a substantial number of Americans who were previous... more »

Politics Over Principles: US Denies Philippines Weapons, Continues Arming Saudis

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*November 10, 2016 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Perhaps the biggest challenge the US faces regarding its credibility globally is the self-inflicted damage it does to its alleged principles and values as a center of global power. A perfect example of this is unfolding in the dramatic unraveling of US-Philippine relations where any and every means of finding leverage over Washington's wayward ally is being brought to bear on Manila. The most recent manifestation of this occurred when the US blocked the shipment of US rifles destined for the Philippines' police forces. PhilStar Global's a... more »

Is the BBC biased? Post US Presidential Election

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The almost always excellent Craig at isthebbcbiased has carried out some analysis of the BBC's post Donald Trump victory coverage. Here's an excerpt: 'That discussion followed a joint interview between Jennifer Lim of Republican Women for Hillary and Hillary supporting Democrat Lisa Osborne Ross of APCO Worldwide Public Affairs - i.e. two anti-Trump guests, one from each of the main parties. Later came an interview with Frank Luntz, the anti-Trump Republican pollster (who today said that he no longer feels part of Trump's Republican Party) and, later still, an interview with the ... more »

Courting Disbelief  (God Men in Charge Now? As All Hope Is Lost)  Little Spiritual Comfort  (2016:  Irony Murdered)  Real Legal Aid Is For 1%  (Bye-Bye DNC!!!)

BREAKING: New Proof The Election Was Rigged Against Democrats! I just talked with two election experts – Greg Palast and Mark Crispin Miller – both incredibly accomplished in their fields. They agreed that this election was indeed rigged, and even though it has been Donald Trump spouting off about election rigging, perhaps he didn’t realize that the machinery was in place to rig it in HIS

The People's Counter Attack

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] When he first floated his trial balloon regarding a run for the presidency, my basic thought was that he was actually the right man for this time and place. Much needs to be done to actually change direction for the American Republic and that is completely impossible under the present dispensation of political and financial power. Only a powerful self assured outsider could possibly do what needed to be done. Shades of Ronald Reagan! I also received notification from a third party with exceptional spiritual gifts that Trump had been chosen to clean house in... more »

Salon Journalist Panics Over “Political Crisis”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The harsh historical reality is that progressive thinking has utterly failed to end poverty and that should have been its first accomplishment. The failure has been driven by method and not by intent. The methodology used largely made clients out of the citizenry without actually addressing accomplishing intent. The true measure of its failure has been the rise of endemic homelessness throughout the whole country. Non progressive thinking has recognized the contradictions of progressive proposals but have also not seen how to repair it. So all good men have actually suffered a... more »

Did the Greeks Help Sculpt China's Terra Cotta Warriors?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Terracotta Warriors] Sure - why not? Who else has ever mastered representational sculpting? We all learned from the Greeks that particular skill. All those faces are all correctly sculpted to represent living men. It is actually a remarkable achievement that would challenge a sculptor today. Alexander introduced all this across the rest of Asia and it became a new standard by which all sculpture was then measured. I suspect that the emperor hired a community of Greek sculptors to do this work and they then settled there. This is a reminder of what a leap Greek sculptu... more »

“Alien” life lay be hiding inside Ontario mineshaft

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The key point here is that this cellular life existed 2.7 billion years ago around the time that oxygen rich atmosphere evolved. Thus it is likely a real sample of pre photosynthesis environments. I suspect that this will be an important discovery that informs greatly. Other such examples should be also discovered. Great science and completely unexpected. Older rocks need the same work done and this should be made with drill cores as well. It is not too difficult to wash a core sample and then place it in a sealing medium in advance of lab work. splitting in a nitrogen atmosp... more »

When will the mainstream media learn to stop trusting the opinion polls?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This tweet from Huffington Post is guaranteed to bring a smile to my face. Maybe the mainstream media would have done well to read this article from Zero Hedge http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-23/new-podesta-email-exposes-dem-playbook-rigging-polls-through-oversamples before taking the polls at face value. 'Now, for all of you out there who still aren't convinced that the polls are "adjusted", we present to you the following Podesta email, leaked earlier today, that conveniently spells out, in detail, exactly how to "manufacture" the desired data. The email starts out with a... more »

Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition per Scientific American

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign. Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump's transition plans for EPA, the sources said.' More here https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-picks-top-climate-skeptic-to-lead-epa-transition Quite warms the cockles of my heart especially as the BBC will be so upset by this reality check.

A Jeremy Corbyn supporter writes - 'The Election of That Far-Right Neoliberal Racist Fascist, The Widely-Hated Trump, Is Literally The Biggest Disaster To Hit The World – And Indeed Elsewhere – Since The Hate Vote For Hard-Right Brexit In June, Friends!'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'The election of the Hard-Right racist neoliberal Fascist Trump is literally the biggest disaster for the world – and indeed elsewhere – since that literally dark day in June when a literally tiny handful of 17,410,742 Far-Right bigots – who, let it never be forgotten, represent absolutely nobody but themselves – viciously voted against Our EU!The totally sickening and disgraceful behaviour of these vicious voters – whether in the US or in the UK – is literally appalling! HOW DARE THEY, friends!I for one, friends, do not remotely accept this so-called result, any more than I accep... more »

Trump: I’m Reopening 9/11 Investigation

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office are raising eyebrows around the world, but of all the items on his agenda it is his the reopening of the 9/11 investigation that may provide the greatest earthquake for the establishment. Trump believes that 9/11 has not been properly investigated and he plans to get to the bottom of it. “First of all, the original 9/11 investigation is a total mess and has to be reopened,” Trump said. The election of Donald Trump has rocked the establishment and things are only going to get rockier for them during his first term. There is a re... more »

Trump Does Not Rule Out Hillary Clinton Prosecution

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump is still on course to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her illegal use of a private email server whilst she served as Secretary of State. Trump’s campaign manager, speaking of MSNBC, said that a special prosecutor for Hillary cannot be ruled out, adding that the issue will be discussed within the Trump camp “in due time.” Rt.com reports: Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are “looking to unify the country, but we haven’t discussed that in recent days, and I think that it’s all in due time,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC in an interview, as quoted b... more »

Civil Unrest: Hillary Supporters Riot After Unexpected Loss

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Hillary Clinton supporters have taken to the streets in various towns and cities across America to riot against the outcome of Tuesday’s Presidential election. Clinton rioters took to the streets of Portland and Oakland, issuing death threats against Trump on social media. Infowars.com reports: Windows were broken and cars were set on fire in Oakland as irate protesters lit flares and blocked freeways. “A protestor was struck by a vehicle on the eastbound lanes of Highway 24 although it was not immediately clear what the extent of the victim’s injuries were,” reports Fox 5. Anti-... more »

Documents Reveal Donald Trump Invested In Dakota Access Pipeline

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
New documents reveal that Donald Trump has multiple financial investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline and the companies behind building it. The documents uncovered by Greenpeace may explain Trump’s silence on the controversial pipeline throughout his campaign. Organicandhealthy.org reports: What he has done is to promise to bring back to life the similar Keystone XL Pipeline project – the one that the Obama administration put a stop to after the country expressed anger over its proposed construction and damage. Trump has also mentioned a proposed bill that would “streamline” pi... more »

#Calexit: Los Angeles Millenials On ‘Suicide Watch’ After Trump Win

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
People living in the Democrat stronghold of California are demanding to secede from the United States and form their own nation, as #Calexit trends online. Residents of Los Angeles have taken to the streets in protest of Trump’s victory on Tuesday night, with many millennials expressing their utter despair at the result. Metro.co.uk reports: Since Donald Trump’s electoral victory was first announced, #Calexit has been trending on Twitter, with distraught Californians looking to form their own state. And although it hasn’t been that long, the idea is really taking off Looks like C... more »

The Fool On The Hill

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Stephen Pollard *really* wasn't impressed by the BBC's behaviour yesterday:

Mike Davis : The undead

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
Is Trump an improvised, rough-at-the-edges avatar of the Nixon coalition? Ask Pat Buchanan. By Mike Davis | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2016 I finally think I’ve understood why we’re so obsessed with zombies. The discarded shroud, the rustling … finish reading Mike Davis : The undead

Are Americans being subjected to Colour Revolution "Regime Change"????!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Anti-Trump Students Demonstrating...* *are these demonstrators being handled by * *Colour Revolution "Regime Changers"?* Okay folks, I've been watching and listening to the newz on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation...our taxpayer funded neocon propaganda machine. There is non-stop highly inflammatory anti-Trump rhetoric on what passes for the nightly newz, combined with non-stop regurgitation of the street demonstrations going on in the US. It's as if "someone" is trying to get Canadians on board with the refusal of SOME Americans to accept the outcome of the democratic elect... more »

Has It Sunk In Yet?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I'm not a betting man but had I bet, it would have been for Hillary-- and the odds being offered would have been terrible for the bettor-- and I was tempted to buy stocks when I saw them collapsing last night. That would have been a losing bet, too. Dow Futures were down 750 points at one point. But, today, they are trading in a normal range as the uncertainty of what a Trump presidency would bring set in. The Nikkei was off almost 6%. The dollar dropped over 2% against the Euro and the Mexican peso collapsed by over 10%. But by mid-morning the Dow had turned around and was actuall... more »

Election Results

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
I voted GREEN. I have been alienated from the Democratic Party's neoliberal and neoconservative alignments, but I never anticipated Hillary Clinton would lose the election. I'm hopeful Trump will de-escalate relations with Russia, but that is the only thing I'm hopeful about. In addition to my concern about his willingness to eliminate financial regulation, I worry that Trump will be only too happy to allow heedless resource extraction and environmental pollution. I worry about the rise in fascistic, xenophobic tendencies in the wake of this overwhelming Trump victory. Will polic... more »

Jack A. Smith : The election is over and life goes on

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The clouds may be gray, but today we begin the struggle to fight against regression into the past. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2016 It is a gray overcast day in upstate New York. … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The election is over and life goes on

Marilyn Katz : Trump won because Democrats have lost touch with the working class

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
We must go beyond the borders of our cities and beyond the easy coalitions we’ve relied on. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2016 Like all progressives, I take no joy in the rise to power … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Trump won because Democrats have lost touch with the working class

Need Readers' Advice

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 day ago
Yesterday, a non-plurality of the voters chose a new President. Just like in 2000, the Electoral College is not going to the candidate with the most votes. As this new President has also shown himself to not share our democratic ideals, I find it difficult to have much respect for him. Indeed, I am considering not calling him by his name, ever. But perhaps I am just reacting out of the immediate shock. Therefore, I am asking you to respond to the poll at the top of the page regarding what I should call him. The choices are: He Who Shall Note Be Named (assuming I get J.K. Rowling's p... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Question”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
The Moody Blues, “Question” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9iOqdxS8c

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Scanning the skies for galaxies, Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson and colleagues identified some 100 compact groups of galaxies, now appropriately called Hickson Compact Groups. The four prominent galaxies seen in this intriguing telescopic skyscape are one such group, Hickson 44, about 100 million light-years distant toward the constellation Leo. The two spiral galaxies in the center of the image are edge-on NGC 3190 with its distinctive, warped dust lanes, and S-shaped NGC 3187. Along with the bright elliptical, NGC 3193 at the right, they are also known as Arp 316. * Click image... more »

Chet Raymo, “Making Peace”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Making Peace”* by Chet Raymo "An issue of “Science” (May 18, 2012) was devoted to human conflict. If I can summarize 60 pages of discussion: It's US versus THEM. It seems our long evolutionary history has favored group solidarity. Empathy and cooperation within the group; distrust and aggression toward those outside. The first groups were those of kin, tribes, and then ethnicity. As societies grew, groups identified themselves in more complex ways. Some researches would suggest that religions evolved as group adhesives. WE are moral, beautiful, enlightened, favored by God. THEY a... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hispanic Voters Won The Day For Two Progressive Women In Southern California-- Nanette Barragán And Eloise Reyes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Our last post on Tuesday night was about how Latinos tried but couldn't do it on their own. In two little discussed California races Blue America was active in, though, Latinos, helped progressives beat two truly horrible and corrupt conservatives. Nanette Barragán appears to have come from way behind to beat state Senator Isadore Hall for the congressional seat the Democratic Party Establishment tried to give him. And in an Inland Empire assembly district, it was Latino voters who helped Eloise Reyes oust one of the most conservative (and corrupt) Democrats in the state legislatu... more »

Donald Trump and Bolivia

Carlos at Viva Bolivia - 1 day ago
Today Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. There are protests on 5th Avenue and some are turning violent, the Clinton crowd has set fires, blocked traffic for hours, smashed a newspaper office, it is out of control. So I am sure Bolivia is watching the outcome and preparing for a new jefe in los EEUU. The former jefes were not good to Bolivia; Bush treated it with contempt and US spies and diplomats were expelled; Obama did much the same, insisting that Bolivia be treated as a drug dealing haven when in fact Bolivia got rid of lots of drug dealers as it go... more »

The Economy: "You’re Fired!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"You’re Fired!"* By David Stockman "America's voters fired their ruling elites last night. After 30 years of arrogant misrule and wantonly planting the seeds of economic and financial ruin throughout Flyover America, the Wall Street/Washington establishment and its mainstream media tools have been repudiated like never before in modern history. During the course of the past year, upwards of 70 million citizens- 59 million for Trump and 13 million for Bernie Sanders- have voted for dramatic change. That is, for an end to pointless and failed wars and interventions abroad and a bub... more »

About last night …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: StatueCry] *There’s a lot to say this morning, and with I certainly won’t be saying it all. I’ll leave most of it to people I respect. But I do wonder, can NZ taxpayers have our $7 miillion back from the Clinton Family Crime Foundation now?* *Q: How did it happen?! * Dear Friends on the Left, I hear your cries about the election of a bully. However, they seem insincere. Your approach to politics has, for decades, been turning the entire government into a giant authoritarian bully. I get that Trump isn't the bully you wanted to see elected, but... I hope you see the... more »

Anti Trump Protests Begin After Shock Victory

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Protests against Donald Trump have erupted in the United States and around the world following Wednesday’s election. It didn’t take long after Donald Trump was declared the new president of the United States for the protests to begin. Via Daisy Luther: Last week, I predicted that regardless of the outcome, that the aftermath could be ugly. Extreme emotions, the shock of a landslide victory after the widespread fake polls that predicted the opposite, and people who adamantly detest Trump were likely to blend to create a perfect storm. Less than two hours after Trump was declared pr... more »

Sad Hillary Clinton Finally Concedes To Trump Publicly

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton publicly conceded the U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump Wednesday after a surprise defeat overnight. Her concession speech was largely well received, even by her critics. She did not lash out or challenge the result. Los Angeles Times reports: Excerpts of her concession speech Wednesday in New York This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Ameri... more »

The Emperor has no Clothes

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 1 day ago
How does one process the 2016 US Presidential Election? For those that saw Donald Trump for the narcissistic, misogynistic, racist, thin-skinned bully he is, the fact that he is the President of the United States is logic defying. Those that supported Donald Trump were somehow willfully blind to the fact that there is not one single redeeming personality trait or feature to that man. There is no

Rabbi Arthur Waskow : The election: Heartbreak and beyond

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Here’s what we need to do: First, mourn. Then organize. By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | The Rag Blog | November 9, 2016 First, heartbreak and mourning. For the America where we thought at least a majority was too menshlich, too compassionate, … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : The election: Heartbreak and beyond

Economics News , Data & Views ...... November 9 , 2016..... Quick Items for Wednesday - 1 ) Markets : US Stock Indexes Rise From Massive Lows Overnight And Have a Stellar Day - Trump Win Must Be Good ; Europe Stocks Also Have Strong Day , Asia Caught the Lead Pipe and Fell Down Hard For Wednesday Trading ; US Bonds Hit By China Dumping ; Oil Has A Bit Of A Roller-Coaster Day ; Economic News From Asia For Thursday & Asia Market Updates For Thursday Morning. 2) Post US Presidential Election Items - Post-Mortems , Transition Planning , Odds & Ends. 3) News From Around Europe - Italy , EU Items , Front-running The News , Germany Items , Europe Reacts To President Trump & More.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets..... *David Ingles* ‏@DavidInglesTV 7m 7 minutes ago Asia's best day since March, volumes surging: Japan +5.9% Australia +2.8% Taiwan +2.3% HK +2% Korea +1.8% NZ +1.6% China +1% SE Asia +0.3% *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 1h 1 hour ago First yuan fixing in a brave new world: PBOC sets yuan reference rate at weakest since September 2010, 6.7885 vs 6.7832 (following USD move) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 3h 3 hours ago BoJ summary of opinions: Making progress towards 2% inflation tgt, but pace has slowed; unlikely to hit 2% soon, expectations also weak ... more »

MA Citizens Offer a Resounding NO to Charter Expansion

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Amazing numbers: Massachusetts voters soundly rejected a controversial measure to expand the number of charter schools in the state on Tuesday. The margin was surprising: The “no” side led 62 percent to 38 percent when the Boston Globe called the race. Polling projected the race would be close, and the fight over Question 2 was costly. Committees backing and opposing the measure spent more than $38.6 million combined, according to state records, making it the most expensive ballot measure campaign in Massachusetts history. . . .

"Vitae Summa Brevis"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Vitae Summa Brevis"* "They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream." - Ernest Dowson “Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam” is a quotation from Horace’s “First Book of Odes”: “The shortness of life prevents us from entertaining far-off hopes.”

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
León, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Thanks for stopping by!

“How Government ‘Works’”, Part 1

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How Government ‘Works’”, Part 1* by Bill Bonner “There are many theories to explain government. Most are nothing but scams, justifications, and puffery. One tries to put something over on the common man…the other claims it was for his own good…and the third pretends that he’d be lost without it. Most are not really ‘theories’ at all…but prescriptions, blueprints for creating the kind of government the ‘theorist’ would like to have. Not surprisingly, the blueprints flatter his intellect and engage his imagination. The “social contract,” for example, is a fraud. You can’t have a co... more »

"How Government 'Works'", Part 2

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How Government 'Works', Part 2"* by Bill Bonner "In the case of Egypt, people listened and obeyed- at least, as much as they did- because Pharaoh was, in theory, a god. In the case of Rome- with the exception of Caligula’s claims- and the Mongol empires, the theory was similarly simple, though different. Tamerlane made no claim to divinity. He merely made it clear what he would do to you if you resisted him. Towns that submitted were generally governed passably, according to the standards of the day…and taxed, but not razed to the ground. Those that contested his authority were ... more »

Space and Good Fences Make Good Neighbors -- Good Neighbors Make Limited Government

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 day ago
Once again the overcrowded cities have voted for the more authoritarian Presidential candidate, while the people of "flyover country" and the "Racist South," from the viewpoint of presumptuous Progressive Elitists, have chosen a less authoritarian candidate. This again proves that space and good fences make good neighbors, while overcrowded conditions lead to bossy people who want ever so badly to push their values on other people and to micromanage their lives. Somehow, these "educated" Progressive Elitists always manage to presume that they can manage the lives of people they do... more »

Election of popular vote loser proves necessity of abolishing Electoral College

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 day ago
For the second time in just 16 years, the new President is actually the loser of the national popular vote (click on "Popular Vote"). This is the fifth time this has happened in U.S. history; the last time it happened prior to 2000 was in 1888. As children, we were all taught to believe in democracy and majority (or as we later learned, sometimes just plurality) rule. But with the way that rural and low-population states are overrepresented in the Senate and, hence, the Electoral College, the United States has persistent problems in achieving democratic outcomes in presidential elec... more »

"I Answer Your Questions About Predicting President Trump"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"I Answer Your Questions About Predicting President Trump"* by Scott Adams *"Did the United States Just Elect a Monster? *No. Clinton’s team of cognitive scientists and professional persuaders did a terrific job of framing Trump as scary. The illusion will wear off– albeit slowly– as you observe Trump going about the job of President and taking it seriously. You can expect him to adjust his tone and language going forward. You can expect foreign leaders to say they can work with him. You can expect him to focus on unifying an exhausted and nervous country. And you can expect him t... more »

Race, Class, and Donald Trump

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
How did the unthinkable happen? If only a short blog post hours after the biggest upset in world politics since the Soviet Bloc went under could provide the answers. Hot takes rarely do. Usually we have to wait months - years for perspective to form, and see an event in its singular aspect. Unfortunately, we do not have the time, the people who are going to be at the sharp end of a Trump presidency don't have the time. We need to *understand* what has happened not because it's a jolly fun thing to do, though there will be plenty who build careers off the back of providing comment a... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You were just joking about that special prosecutor thing, right?" *"Trump Campaign Manager Does Not Rule Out Special Prosecutor for Hillary Clinton"* by RT "Donald Trump’s campaign manager, speaking on MSNBC, said appointing a special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton can’t be ruled out, adding that discussion regarding the issue will happen “in due time.” Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are “looking to unify the country, but we haven’t discussed that in recent days, and I think that it’s all in due time,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC in an interview, as quo... more »

In Politics, Honesty is Not Always the Best Policy

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) "*For those who have chosen not to support me in the past - of which there were a few people - I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help, so we can work together and unify our great country. I promise you that I will not let you down.*" - President-elect Donald Trump, 11/9/16, who's made a living dodging his taxes and stiffing his contractors. *T*here are some historic takeaways from last night's Presidential election. Donald Trump is the first billionaire we've ever elected President. For the first time, w... more »

Relishing the moment

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
There's an excellent post by Kathy Gyngell at *The Conservative Woman *on the US election, with several fine bits about the BBC too - including about Kathy's appearance on last week's *Sunday Morning Live*. Here's why the Trump victory - and the BBC's reaction to the Trump victory - matters to Kathy. I suspect it might ring true with some of you as well: But why more than anything I am relishing this moment is because I am so sick of being shamed into silence about my views by the MSM and polite society; of being told to go to re-education camp or that I ‘misspoke’ as BBC presente... more »

“Disgruntled Hillary Supporters! How To Move To Canada”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The video above, from a traffic reporter on a Tulsa, OK TV station, is provided herewith for all those who said they'd leave if Trump won the election. You know who you are... Bye Bye!" - https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/2428 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kkg_h_R2D0

Donald Trump’s Election May Have Stopped World War III

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Professor Tony Monteiro says we might have just dodged the bullet on WWIII following the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. The peace activist and scholar from the department of African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia said if Clinton had won, we would now be on a fast track to war with Russia. Sputnik reports: Calling Tuesday’s vote a “political insurrection,” Monteiro said that he was frankly surprised by “the depth and magnitude” of the popular revolt. “I felt it was possible, [but] didn’t believe it was probable, given that the Clinton ca... more »

Protests Erupt In California After Trump Victory

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Anti Trump protests erupted overnight on the streets of Southern and Northern California after Republican candidate Donald Trump was projected to be the next U.S. president. abc7 reports: Hundreds of students at UCLA left their dormitories and apartments, taking to the hallways and streets chanting “(expletive) Donald Trump,” among other things. Many posted photos and videos to Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. As many as 1,500 to 3,000 people were estimated to be marching through the campus, according to authorities. The Los Angeles Police Department said there were about 20 stude... more »

Russian Hackers Might Derail German Elections Says Merkel

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel claims that Russia could interfere with Germany’s general elections next year through cyberattacks. Washington has already accused the Kremlin of meddling in the US vote, without offering any evidence to back their claims. Accusations of Russian involvement in the US presidential race began to surface after Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails were published by WikiLeaks in July this year. Hillary Clinton then alleged that Moscow was engaged in hacking to damage her bid for the White House. RT reports: While offering no proof, the Democrats ac... more »

It's not hard to find cracks in the system in need of fixing -- like this Secret Service security gap

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Ken* Sure, I'm still processing, even though I think I was reasonably well prepared intellectually for an election outcome similar to what actually happened. My first thought: Now we know who will appoint -- subject to confirmation by a still-Republican-controlled Senate -- at least two new Supreme Court justices: replacements not just for Antonin Scalia but for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and possibly for Anthony Kennedy and/or Stephen Breyer as well. (Yes, I'm steamed that "Miss Mitch" McConnell and Company won their extra-constitutional gamble in refusing to consider the Garland ... more »

Snapshot IV

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Katty and Katy I went to bed early last night knowing that I'd wake up about 2 am. And wake up around 2 am I duly did. I watched BBC One's coverage for a couple of hours, rested my eyes for an hour, then watched a couple of hours more before having to go to work, thus missing the long-awaited Pennsylvania result. It felt like the night of 23 June all over again. I had my eye on the ever-busy *Going Postal* comments as I watched, many of which chimed well with my own impressions of the BBC's coverage. There was much talk there of long faces in the BBC studio. (Some felt Andrew Ne... more »

Did Christie know about the lane closings?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 A fascinating journalistic event:* Did Chris Christie know about the lane closings to the George Washington Bridge? Did he *approve* the lane closings? Did he know the closings were intended as political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee? Because of the apparent overt stupidity of the plan, we've always found it hard to believe that Christie would have been involved. The plan created gigantic risk in pursuit of a very meager reward. Needless to say, the lane closings have deeply damaged Christie's career, or at least they had before the victor... more »

OK everybody, that sucked. Now, back to work

paul at Paying attention - 1 day ago
I confess to despair watching the U.S. election results last night. I turned off the television before 9:30 p.m., knowing Donald Trump would win but thinking I'd sleep better if there was the faint hope of a different outcome. (I didn't.) My partner refused to watch any of the coverage, choosing to work and play accordion while instructing me not to share any information. I'm not usually deeply invested in election results, beyond a desire to see governments punished for bad, corrupt or insulting behaviour. There are important differences between parties but, broadly, the country or... more »

Snapshot III

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
While we're on that *Who's Won the White House?* BBC One special tonight... There was bleak, threatening mood music accompanying an item by pro-EU BBC veteran Allan Little, and his piece didn't hesitate to draw links between the "fear" felt by Trump supporter and Brexit supporters ("from western Pennsylvania to Brexit Britain") or to make some familiar 'Remoaner' points: It is a revolt too against governing elites - people perceived to have done well out of the globalised economy. And that distrust has walked hand in hand with a revolt against expertise. It has brought a new age... more »

Analysis casts doubt on bone researcher’s body of work

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
A new analysis of more than 30 clinical trials co-authored by a bone researcher based in Japan is casting doubt on the legitimacy of the findings. Yoshihiro Sato, based at Mitate Hospital, has already retracted 12 papers, for reasons ranging from data problems, to including co-authors without their consent, to self-plagiarism. Most of these retracted papers are […] The post Analysis casts doubt on bone researcher’s body of work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I am exhausted. I am not a morning person .... but I have been up since 4:30 AM. I am going to take the rest of the day off. Regular blogging will return tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. *Update November 10, 2016 Thursday 9:15 EST:* It looks like I have become a regular as on 2 Russian radio programs on what is my take on the U.S. election. Yesterday and today I have been the lone voice on why Donald Trump's victory may not create the change that many Russians are hoping for in Russia - West relations. The debate has been interesting. More on it later. But the interesting (and worriso... more »

Snapshot I

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
(h/t DB again)...re *Newsnight *producer Adam Livingstone:

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s Toys Thrown Out Of Pram!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/11/08/defiant-opec-bets-on-fossil-hegemony-deep-into-the-21st-century/ AEP throws his toys out of the pram! From the Telegraph: The Opec cartel is taking a brave bet that global oil demand will keep rising fast for another 25 years, convinced that fossil fuels will retain their overwhelming dominance over world energy […]

BBC blue on blue

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
(h/t DB)

Snapshot II

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Less than an hour ago I spotted a couple of tweets from Stephen Pollard of the *Jewish Chronicle*: He was referring to BBC One's prime-time US election special, *Who's Won the White House? *and a panel discussion involving former ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer, Karin von Hippel of RUSI and the BBC's Lyse Doucet - and, yes, none of them supported Donald Trump. He was right about that, but that was just for starters... That discussion followed a joint interview between Jennifer Lim of Republican Women for Hillary and Hillary supporting Democrat Lisa Osborne Ross of APCO Worldwi... more »

Nov. 9: Trump? It doesn't matter.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Normally, Thursday is a day off for the blog. But this Thursday (tomorrow as I write this), it will appear, and be devoted to Remembrance Day for those who died in our wars. Some people will not like it. _______________________________________________________________________________ And Trump's won. What's to say? So far, he has no policies of any worth. Neither did Clinton. Both are disasters and, thanks to a combination of greed and ignorance, U.S. democracy has come, not to a turning point, but to the end of the road. _________________________________________________________________... more »

The U.S. Economy And Interest Rates Are Going To Be President-elect Trump's Biggest Domestic Headache

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Gary Cameron/Reuters *Business Insider:* *Donald Trump's election has Wall Street questioning the future of the Federal Reserve* As Wall Street grapples with the election of Donald Trump as the next US president, it appears the order of the day is uncertainty. Among the myriad uncertain consequences of Trump's election is the real possibility of a major shake-up at the Federal Reserve. Jefferies economist Sean Darby said that in terms of possible problems for the economy going forward the "main risk is monetary policy uncertainty." The most stri... more »

The Pentagon Gets Ready For A Trump Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Reuters:* *U.S. defense secretary pledges orderly transition to Trump admin* U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged to oversee an orderly transition to a Trump administration on Wednesday and thanked Pentagon employees for staying out of the political fray during the 2016 presidential campaign. "We must stay focused on our duty to confront our current challenges and any that might arise during this period," Carter said in a ... more »

Canada’s Immigration Website Crashes As Donald Trump Is Elected

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Canadian immigration and citizenship website went down for hours Tuesday and Wednesday as chances of a Donald Trump presidency became a reality during U.S. Election Day. A spike in searches by people looking to leave the United States for Canada resulted in the website for ‘Citizenship and Immigration Canada’ being taken off-line on Election Day. NPR.org reports: Search traffic for “Canada immigration,” “Canada” and “move to Canada” has increased in the United States relative to the past seven days, according to Google Trends. Google reports that the search terms were particul... more »

Heroes of the Revolution

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
It was a revolution will Trump be Lee Quan Yee or Robespierre ask Ho Chi Min Two soldiers risked all Comey and Assuage and they should both be rewarded for transpiring in service of democracy. I admit I am likely to hate large parts of the news for the next four years I hope Hillary thinks it was worth it

Is The Iran Nuclear Deal Dead?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes part in a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo *Reuters*: *Trump election puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground* Donald Trump's election as president raises the prospect the United States will pull out of the nuclear pact it signed last year with Iran, alienating Washington from its allies and potentially freeing Iran to act on its ambitions. Outgoing President Barack Obama's administration touted the deal, a legacy foreign po... more »

This Pollster Was Accurate In Predicting Last Night's Presidential Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Our Pennsylvania poll. Trump is up almost 2%. Larger Trump win with strong hidden vote likely in this state. https://t.co/P7YEmw9UZi pic.twitter.com/B27cGpbJSf — Trafalgar Group (@trfgrp) November 7, 2016 *WNU Editor:* This post *is interesting.*

Yes, He Is Your Next President

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
How the fuck did we get from this... ...to this... ...to this in less than a year and a half? Well, as V said in *V For Vendetta*, "You have only to look in a mirror." As of this moment, Hillary Clinton still leads Donald Trump in the popular vote by over 209,000. Of course, in the United States, it's not the popular vote that counts, which seems to run counter to the idea that we're a democratic republic, but the Electoral College. And the Electoral College, that perennial School of Hard Knocks, tells us that Trump has won the presidency with 279 electoral... more »

Hillary the Ungracious...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*just shot the finger at her followers, and by extension, every citizen of the United States.* She couldn't even drag her sorry evil ass out of her hotel bed to face her sobbing distraught voters. Instead, she sent Podesta out, a hack and a person who is almost as evil as she is, to send them home without conceding. That's what she thinks of them. And that's what she thinks of you. *The Moment She Lost* Everyone likes to pinpoint the moment a candidate loses a campaign. I usually don't bother with such things, but this time I will make an exception. How many times did we hear a... more »

Candidate Trump couldn't sleep, Times said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 Also, Bruni wept:* How ridiculous was the New York Times down the stretch of the White House campaign? In its pseudo-reporting of politics, the Times is a rolling gong-show. Consider the recent, snarky front-page report about the dying candidate's final days. The report was written by Haberman, Parker, Peters and Barbaro—a genuine Times rogues' gallery. The snarky quartet mistakenly thought Trump was on the way out. Their profile topped Monday's front page. Hard-copy headline included, this is the way they began: HABERMAN AND PARKER (11/7/16): *T... more »

Russian President Putin Reacts To Donald Trump's Presidential Victory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT:* *Putin on Trump victory: Russia is ready to restore relations with US* Russia is ready and looks forward to restoring bilateral relations with the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the news of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. “We heard [Trump's] campaign rhetoric while still a candidate for the US presidency, which was focused on restoring the relations between Russia and the United States,” President Putin said, speaking at the presentation ceremony of foreign ambassadors' letters of credentials in Moscow. *Read more*... more »

World Leaders React To Donald Trump's Victory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Anxious world leaders seek clarity on Trump policies* World leaders offered to work with Donald Trump when he takes over as U.S. president, but expressed anxiety over how he will handle problems from the Middle East to an assertive Russia and whether he will carry out a number of campaign threats. Several authoritarian and right-wing leaders hailed the billionaire businessman and former TV show host, who won the leadership of the world's most powerful country against the odds in Tuesday's election. China, a target of Trump's ire during his campaign, appealed for coo... more »

Triumph and Uncertainty - US Election 2016

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Donald Trump - The "Twitter" President* As promised last night...I will finish off my three day coverage of the US Election with a summary and analysis. Some astute readers may have noticed that my last two posts in this trilogy, *The Gathering Storm* and *The Hinge of Fate*, were titled after books written by Winston Churchill. I was going to call this post *Triumph and Tragedy* which is another of Churchill's books about WWII, but decided that *Triumph and Uncertainty* is more appropriate. I don't know why so many people are shocked at the outcome of this election. Where hav... more »

Protests Erupt Across US Following Trump Victory

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Protests erupted in several cities across the US early on Wednesday in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory The largest protests happened on the West Coast, with crowds marching through California’s Oakland, Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Protesters chanted anti-Trump slogans, blocked traffic, smashed windows and burned the US flag. Lady Gaga, an avid Clinton follower, even staged a one-woman protest outside Trump Tower RT reports: Students from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and San Diego (UCSD) gathered in the streets until late at night,... more »

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