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Sunday, November 13, 2016

13 November - Blogs I'm Following

Government and Taxes   Live Science

11;11 pm MST

What the DNC and RNC Don't Want You To Know (Presstitutes Finally Exposed? Dream On!)

Our best election reporting (Surprise! Surprise! Sergeant) may be from Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, who are London-based, but internationally focused. And not paid-to-play (not by Soros or the Deplorables). If you wondered how our "enemies" came to be, we've learned (painfully) that both Saudi Arabia and the Clinton Foundation have been funding ISIS. And how about the 95 million USA USA USA

How Will China And Russia Test Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
*Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast:* *Here’s How China and Russia Will Test Trump* *China and Russia intend to test—and humble—the America of President Trump. So whatever he thinks now, the new American leader is going to need friends and allies.* Donald Trump’s foreign policy, especially in his first months in office, probably will bear no relation to what he has ever said. Or thought. Why? Trump is unlikely to be driving American policy. Look for Beijing and Moscow to do that. Washington’s moves in the early months probably will be in reaction to these two large authoritarian states... more »

Nostradamus Predicted Trump Presidency, Warned WWIII Would Follow

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 40 minutes ago
Nostradamus predicted the inauguration of Donald Trump which would then be followed by World War 3, according to a rediscovered Quatrain. According to the 16th century French seer, Trump’s win over Clinton was predicted in Century III, Quatrain 81: “The great shameless, audacious bawler. He will be elected governor of the army: The boldness of his contention. The bridge broken, the city faint from fear.” According to experts, the reference to “shameless, audacious bawler” is Donald Trump’s bold style of campaigning. Also, “governor of the army” refers to Trump’s role as commander-i...more »

Finland Becomes First Country To Ban Compulsory School Subjects

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 40 minutes ago
Finland are to become the first country in the world to ban all traditional school subjects from the national curriculum. Finnish students will no longer have to study subjects such as physics, math, literature, history, or geography. The Finnish eduction system is one of the best in the world, and authorities in the country have decided to continue with their innovation by making one of the boldest changes to date. “There are schools that are teaching in the old-fashioned way which was of benefit in the beginning of the 1900s — but the needs are not the same, and we need somethi... more »

Hillary Goes On Racist N-Word Rant

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 40 minutes ago
A former travel chef hired by Hillary Clinton has revealed how the former presidential nominee used the N-word repeatedly towards an African-American waiter at a fund-raising event. The Clinton employee, who underwent a polygraph to prove he was telling the truth, claims Hillary Clinton is secretly racist. According to Tracey Martin, Hillary hurled a tirade of racist abuse at a black server at a fund-raising event on Feb. 1 1996 – because she had been left waiting too long for her food. Nationalenquirer.com reports: The candidate brazenly shouted the horrifying slur during an eve... more »

Simpsons Writer Reveals How They Predicted Trump Would Win

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 40 minutes ago
A writer for The Simpsons has explained how he was able to accurately predict that Donald Trump would win the presidential race over 16 years ago. In the episode ‘Bart to the Future‘, Donald Trump wins a fictional race to the White House – a storyline that has since become reality. According to writer Dan Greaney, when he wrote the episode he was attempting to portray an American public that had collectively gone insane, which then resulted in Trump becoming President. Disclose.tv reports: This choice allows Lisa to come in and pick up the pieces as his replacement, the story str... more »

"Ferocious Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Shatters New Zealand"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 42 minutes ago
*"Ferocious Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Shatters New Zealand-* * 9 Tsunami Buoys Triggered, Tsunami Wave Confirmed"* by Newsroom Nov 13, 2016: “A staggeringly strong Magnitude 7.9 earthquake has shattered New Zealand, striking just north of Christchurch on the main island. The quake struck at 6:02 AM eastern US time this morning, at a shallow depth of only ten kilometers. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake registered a shattering "9" on the Mercali modified Shake Scale, meaning the "perceived shaking" was "VIOLENT" and the probability of Damage was "HEA... more »

President-Elect Donald Trump On 60 Minutes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl interviews President-elect Donald Trump in New York City on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. CHRIS ALBERT *CBS News/60 Minutes:** President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country on 60 Minutes* What can we expect from a Trump presidency? 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl finds some of his campaign issues were not meant to be taken literally, but as opening bids for negotiation The following script is from “The 45th President,” which aired on Nov. 13, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Rich Bonin and Ruth Streeter, producers. During what seemed an interminable campaig... more »

How Can These Failed Corrupt Democratic Leaders Stay In Power After Letting The Party Down So Badly?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
What we usually refer to as the New Dems, the New Democrat Coalition, is, even more than the Blue Dogs, the Republican Wing of the Democratic Party. They're getting ready to elect their next leader and the mailer below is from a slick 3-pager sent to newly-elected New Dems members from Jared Polis-- except he accidentally sent it to a Berniecrat who immediately forwarded it to me, along with Jared's message. Bear in mind when you read it that my friend who it was sent to would sooner decimate the New Democratic Coalition that join it: I hope you are having a nice weekend after wh... more »

EU Splinters In Response To Trump: UK, France, Hungary Snub EU Emergency Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Guardian:* *EU ministers meet to discuss Trump presidency* UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson boycotts informal meeting to discuss US president-elect’s policy pledges The election of Donald Trump as US president will act as a spur to Europe to co-operate more on defence, European leaders said on Sunday, as foreign ministers gathered for a special dinner in Brussels to discuss the implications of Trump’s stunning victory for European security, and the EU’s relations with Russia, Iran and Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. In a symbolic display of independence from Europe, the... more »

White House Is Conceding That The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Dead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *Wall Street Journal*: *Obama Administration Gives Up on Pacific Trade Deal* Congressional GOP leaders indicated they wouldn’t consider Trans-Pacific Partnership in lame-duck session A sweeping Pacific trade pact meant to bind the U.S.and Asia effectively died Friday, as Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress told the White House they won’t advance it in the election’s aftermath, and ... more »

Pro-Russia Candidate Wins Bulgaria's Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russia-friendly political novice wins Bulgaria presidential election: exit polls* Bulgarian Socialist ally Rumen Radev, a Russia-friendly newcomer to politics, won Sunday's presidential election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, prompting centre-right Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to pledge to resign. Radev, 53, entered Bulgarian politics on a wave of discontent with the ruling centre-right's progress in combating corruption, disappointment with the European Union and concerns among voters over alienating an increasingly assertive Russia. A former air force command... more »

I Think I've Failed an Aging Check or Two

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
Most RPGs have aging tables, typically for long campaigns, where a character's ability scores over time. Often there's a bit of a balancing act where older characters tend to have more experience and influence, at the cost of diminishing ability scores. In games like *Pendragon*, your first character is pretty much doomed to die - even if he survives every battle, the length of a *Pendragon* campaign spans multiple generations. One of your first goals in *Pendragon* is to have a son and heir who will take over upon the death or retirement of your first character. I've had a few ... more »

U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan: 'No Mass Deportation But Will Do Border Security'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*CNN:* *Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'* (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, lawmakers are not prepared to form a deportation force to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants. "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, ...more »

Australian Relations With The Incoming Trump Administration Are Not Going To Be Smooth

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*ABC News Online*:* Asylum seekers: Malcolm Turnbull downplays concerns Donald Trump may reverse refugee resettlement deal* Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sought to downplay concerns that a one-off refugee resettlement deal with the United States could be cancelled once President-elect Donald Trump assumes office in January. The deal for an unspecified number of refugees held in offshore processing centres on Nauru and in Papua New Guinea was announced on Sunday with US officials to begin vetting refugees this week. Their arrival will come around two months before Mr Trump ta... more »

No Referendum On The Revised Colombian Peace Deal With FARC

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Colombian President Plans to Bypass Voters in Bid to Secure Pact With Rebels* *Santos to present new peace deal with FARC to Congress after earlier plebescite was narrowly defeated* BOGOTA, Colombia—President Juan Manuel Santos plans to present a new peace pact with the FARC rebel group to Congress for ratification, bypassing voters who rejected an earlier accord, people familiar with the strategy said. On Saturday night, Mr. Santos unveiled the deal, saying it replaces an accord voters narrowly rejected on Oct. 2. People who have talked to the president and ... more »

"My Purpose..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars...” ~ from “Ulysses,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Musical Interlude: Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue” -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-_2G7MMgc *"Ammonia Avenue"* “Is there no sign of light as we stand in the darkness, Watching the sun arise. Is there no sign of life as we gaze at the waters, Into the strangers eyes. And who are we to criticize or scorn the things that they do? For we shall seek and we shall find Ammonia Avenue. If we call for the proof and we questions the answers, Only the doubt will grow. Are we blind to the truth or a sign to believe in, Only the wise will know. And word by word they handed down the light that shines today,... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Many globular clusters were destroyed over the eons by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. *Click image for larger size.* There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ri... more »

Chet Raymo, “Why Cranes Fly”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Why Cranes Fly”* by Chet Raymo "There were a few Comments here recently about herons, from right around the world. What is the power of this bird to touch our minds and hearts? The naturalist Aldo Leopold was intimately familiar with the cranes of Wisconsin, cousins of our New England great blue heron, the Irish gray heron, and Adam2's aosagi from Japan, and wondered about their ability to move us so deeply. In A Sand County Almanac he watches as a crane "springs his ungainly hulk into the air and flails the morning sun with mighty wings." Our ability to perceive beauty in nature... more »

"Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. I just got one last thing... I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.” -... more »

"There Are Simply No Answers..."; "Leaving the Earth a Better Place"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti... more »

Death of a Ladies Man: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson* *-by Denise Sullivan* *“It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there”* - William Carlos Williams As if Tuesday's election result wasn't enough to knock out poets, artists, activists and other sentinent beings, Thursday's announcement that singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, 82, had died earlier in the week was simply too much bad news in an already unprecedented year of loss. Not only will Cohen obviously be missed by fans and fellow artists who relied on his wisdom, but women ha... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Mindelo, Cape Verde. Thanks for stopping by.

"Know What's Weird?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon... everything's different." - Calvin, from "Calvin and Hobbes"

Kahlil Gibran, “A Poet’s Voice XV, Part Four”"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“A Poet’s Voice XV, Part Four”"* by Kahlil Gibran “You are my brother, but why are you quarreling with me? Why do you invade my country and try to subjugate me for the sake of pleasing those who are seeking glory and authority? Why do you leave your wife and children and follow Death to the distant land for the sake of those who buy glory with your blood, and high honor with your mother’s tears? Is it an honor for a man to kill his brother man? If you deem it an honor, let it be an act of worship, and erect a temple to Cain who slew his brother Abel. Is self-preservation the first... more »

When People Laughed At The Idea Of Trump Actually Being Elected President! (Video Compilation)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: I live in Canada .... and if you think the commentary on Donald Trump's run for the Presidency was bad in the U.S. .... the Canadian coverage was far worse .... and the French press in the Canadian province of Quebec was many magnitudes above that. As to when did I realize that he had a chance to win .... I would say around 2 or 3 months after his announcement that he was going to run. The Republican field during the primaries may have been huge, but with the exception of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio .... the rest of the candidates were not inspiring or interesting. And... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Some people center the universe around themselves; while making other people nothing but decorations to their existence. "I will do this and then I will do that and then people will think this about me and then people will think that about me, and then I will add that person to my life when the convenient time arrives, and this person over here would make a very convenient addition as well..." They build their own thrones for themselves, and add decorations all around their thrones. The problem with that is: it does not bring happiness. A throne must be built *for* you; it must no... more »

All Aboard The Marrakesh Express

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public The two week beano known as COP22 is now underway in Marrakesh. Altogether, 25903 participants are having the time of their lives (well, at least until they heard Trump had got elected, and might pull the plug on their jollies earnest endeavours.) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2016/cop22/eng/misc02p03.pdf […]

Quote of the Day: The cause of political trends is …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“An election campaign is not the time to teach people the fundamentals of political theory, and a candidate is not a teacher. He can only try to cash in on such ideas as he believes the people to hold. He is not the cause of political trends, he is their product. Who, then, is the cause? The country’s intellectuals.”* ~ Ayn Rand, *The Ayn Rand Column* *RELATED POST*: Ayn Rand: 'A Failure of Intellectual Leadership' – YOU TUBE [Hat tip Adriano Melo] \. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Trumpocalypse & 5 Ridiculously Outdated Assumptions Every Statist Makes

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - For far too long you have given into the idea that an authority will save you. The post Trumpocalypse & 5 Ridiculously Outdated Assumptions Every Statist Makes appeared first on Waking Times.

The right place for a capital city?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
I’ve heard folk this morning questioning the wisdom of having the country’s centre of government sitting just above sea level on a known earthquake fault in an active geological zone. Frankly, I’ve always though that was a feature rather than a bug. (To those of you down there not working for government: stay safe.) . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

November 14 Supermoon Will Be Largest Since 1948

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Tomorrow’s full moon will appear extraordinarily larger than usual as it comes to its closest point to earth in almost 69 years. We will not see a supermoon event like this for another 18 years. According to scientists the only reason tomorrow’s event is called a supermoon is because the moon will look super big and bright, otherwise it is just the same old moon running eclipses around the earth. Space.com reports: Two hours and 37 minutes after perigee (the moon’s closest point to Earth), the orb will officially turn full. In recent years, the media has branded full moons that coi... more »

France Set to Extend State Of Emergency, Again

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The state of emergency in France is likely be extended because of the ongoing terrorists threat as the country enters the presidential election campaign period French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told the BBC it would be difficult to end the state of emergency: “Especially since we are going to begin a presidential campaign in a few weeks with meetings, with public gatherings. So we must also protect our democracy.” RT reports: Initially, the state of emergency was introduced by President Francois Hollande immediately following the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015. After the horr... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Here's an idea, riotous boys and girls... how about you come and try to take it?

“Christmas Creep”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Christmas Creep”* By Peter Funt "A sign on the door at Starbucks advised that hours on Christmas Day will be 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Good to know-but 60 days in advance? Inside the Paso Robles, California, store coffee was being served in festive green cups, although outside it was 82 degrees on a sunny fall afternoon. Channel 4 in New York City was running a commercial for Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular: “A mesmerizing holiday tradition.” The mall in Tempe, Arizona, was playing “Holly Jolly Christmas.” An email from the NBA offered free shipping on basketball shirts from the “20... more »

"Anti-Trump Protesters Admit Answering Craigslist Ad and Getting Paid to Protest Trump"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Deport Fashisom"... I'm sure this genius meant "fascism", but highly doubt he knows a single thing about it, or much else for that matter. Another brainwashed idiot. #SheWon, huh? *"Anti-Trump Protesters Admit Answering Craigslist* * Ad and Getting Paid to Protest Trump"* by Jim Hoft "On Saturday hundreds of far left activists held a march-rally at the Trump Tower in New York City. The anti-Trump protesters marched to Trump Tower in New York. At least three protesters were arrested. Several of the anti-Trump protesters admitted they answered an ad on Craigslist and were getting ... more »

If the president-elect really isn't a bigot, he needs to put an immediate end to the orgy of hate violence

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Viewed this morning from The Independent's website:* *One group has collated more than 200 incidents of racist and sexist abuse YouTube* The stories have been pouring in from across America. In Louisiana, a black woman reported by being abused by three white men as she waited to cross the street. “F**k your black life,” one of them yelled. In Boston, a black student heard a white fellow student remark: “This is their punishment for eight years of black people.” *Reports of abuse have poured in from across the country (CNN)* Meanwhile, in Washington state, a teacher reported ho... more »

What is cronyism, and why is it a cancer?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Don’t confuse cronyism with capitalism, say Daniel Mitchell in the guest post. It’s easy to define and/or understand most statist policies. - We know that a tax increase is when politicians take (or, given the Laffer Curve, try to take) more of your money based on your decisions to work, save, shop, or invest. - We know that protectionism is when politicians use taxes and other policies to restrict your freedom to buy goods and services produced in other nations. - We know that a minimum wage mandate is when politicians criminalize employment contracts... more »

Everyone okay?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
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Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills Four Americans At Bagram Airfield

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Two U.S. service members and two U.S. contractors have been killed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. An Islamic fundamentalist belonging to the radical group the Taliban wearing a suicide vest blew himself up inside NATO’s largest and one of the most secure military bases in Afghanistan early Saturday. NBC News reports: Another 16 U.S. service members and one Polish soldier were injured in the blast at Bagram Airfield, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed in a statement. “Force protection is always a top priority for us in Afghanistan, and we will inv... more »

Trump Vows To Immediately Deport Up To 3m Illegal Immigrants

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to start deporting illegal immigrants as soon as he takes office He said he plans to deport or imprison between two and three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records and once the border is “secure,” immigration officials will begin to make a “determination” about the remaining undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Press TV reports: “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, ... more »

Trump Seeks Quickest Way To Quit Paris Climate Agreement: Report

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
US President-elect Donald Trump is looking at ways to quickly withdraw from a global agreement to limit climate change, according to a source on his transition team. Trump has labeled climate change a hoax, an opinion which defies international support for the 2015 Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Trump once said he believed that the hoax was perpetrated by the Chinese “in order to make US manufacturing non competitive” The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. — Donald J. Trump (@realD...more »

Epilogue - US Election 2016

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Trump Protest in Los Angeles* The emotional flags at *Greencrow As The Crow Flies* are flying at half mast today, folks, as I absorb the shock of the death of my younger sister. She passed away last night after a 13 year battle with breast cancer. Her courage and tenacity long ago earned her a place in the Family Hall of Fame. Through everything life flung at her...and sometimes if must have felt like a Tsunami...she always rose to the surface and kept on swimming. May she rest in peace. So it is in that spirit of tenacity that I will post today this "epilogue" to my coverage ... more »

Did Jenny Hill compare Donald Trump to the Nazis?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Jenny Hill I've read plenty of comments (on several sites) in recent days about a BBC News website piece by BBC Germany correspondent Jenny Hill on the German reaction to the election of Donald Trump: It's the implicit linking of Donald Trump to the Nazis there that has aroused people's anger. Many find it outrageous. It certainly looks outrageous. The question about Jenny Hill here then is: Was she *making* that link or merely *reporting* it? In other words, it would be absolutely fine for a BBC reporter to explain why Germans are reacting so badly to the victory of Mr Trump if... more »

Russia Has Put Its Strategic Bombers On Combat Alert

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© Дмитрий Рогулин/ТАСС *WNU Editor: *The TASS article is in Russian, but *it is here.* They are getting ready to launch a massive bombing campaign on rebel targets in Syria. *Update:* Just did a Google search. Zero Hedge is carrying the same story with the same analysis .... *Russia Puts Strategic Bombers On Combat Alert For Imminent Strikes On Targets In Syria* (Zero Hedge).

Missing word

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
From the BBC News website today: From Nota Sheep (in response):

Germany criticised for watering down climate plan

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
From Reuters: The German government has bowed to pressure to water down its CO2 reduction targets for industry in the final version of its climate action plan, a document seen by Reuters showed. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is determined to hammer out the final details this week so that Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks can […]

Henry Kissinger's Take On The U.S. Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic:* *The Lessons of Henry Kissinger* *The legendary and controversial statesman criticizes the Obama Doctrine, talks about the main challenges for the next president, and explains how to avoid war with China.* Author’s note (November 10, 2016): Over the past several months, I’ve interviewed Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state, numerous times on the subject of America’s role in the world. Our conversations took place before this week’s election, but were informed by the foreign-policy differences between the candidates. The December 2016 issu... more »

Fighting the (Real) Deplorables

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
*November 13, 2016* (LocalOrg) - Across America, protests have broken out. They are small, poorly organized, and poorly led. They lack any realistic goal, so clearly, lack any actual plan to achieve any sort of goal. And unfortunately, they have become violent, embodying the very sort of hate, intimidation, and victimization the protesters claim they are fighting against. The truth is, as the protests currently exist, no matter how long they persist or how big they get, they will accomplish nothing positive, and instead, invite a wide variety of very serious negatives. All Ameri... more »

"Smithers, release the hounds..."

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
And so beginneth the fourth installment of *The Purge*. Yes, it's started already. (Via Stan Banos)

Trump election: Up to three million migrants 'to be targeted' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
That BBC headline is missing the key word 'illegal'. There's plenty of room for it and its addition would explain the policy rather better. But the BBC isn't interested in dispassionately explaining policy, it's more interested in increasing opposition to Donald Trump. More from the biased BBC here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37969112

A traditional 'Sunday'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Regular listeners to Radio 4's *Sunday* (me and Ed Stourton's dog?) won't be surprised to hear that the programme marked Remembrance Sunday and the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in France by inviting in Qari Asim MBE, the well-known imam from Leeds Mosque who laid a wreath at the Cenotaph today on behalf of Britain's Muslims. The good imam expressed his belief that the attacks in Paris had nothing to do with Islam and that it's important that we all stand together and don't allow hate and division to take over in the wake of such attacks. He also said that the history of Mus... more »

Snakes on a plain

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Despite the odd fakery scandal, the BBC's Natural History Unit remains one of the corporation's crowning glories, and it's one of the few things that BBC defenders and BBC critics generally agree on. I wasn't intending to watch it but, just after Sunday dinner today, I popped on the TV and switched to BBC One, not knowing what was on. I saw an iguana and then some snakes and I immediately knew it was *that *scene from the latest David Attenborough spectacular *Planet Earth II - *the one people have been raving over and which I wasn't entirely sure I actually wanted to watch. I'm g... more »

Did Trump Have Any Coattails In Senate Races?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
There was a lot of anger among Trump fans that so many of the GOP incumbents either opposed Trump directly-- the way Mark Kirk (R-IL) did-- or refused to overtly, publicly and enthusiastically back him-- think Pat Toomey waiting until 6pm on election day. This weekend, as we read the unlikely story, given Trump's well-known penchant for revenge, about how the transition team is considering defeated New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte for the Secretary of Defense job, we have to remember that shoe refused to endorse him. We his partisans in Belknap and Coos counties-- where he perfo... more »

Three Army Special Forces Soldiers Killed At A Jordan Base Were Working For The CIA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Chicago Tribune/Washington Post*: *Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA* The three Army Special Forces soldiers killed at a Jordanian military base this month were working for a CIA program to train moderate Syrian fighters when they were shot at a checkpoint under still-unclear circumstances, U.S. officials said. The Nov. 4 attack is thought to be the deadliest single incident involving a CIA team since December 2009, when seven officers and contractors were killed in a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan. The three soldiers - all members of ... more »

Treasure Quest, Season Two, Episode Two - A New Boondoggle

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
I had said to myself that I would not review this program after every episode but give them a chance to pull their fat out of the fire. There are hints that they do find some treasure. After last night’s program I changed my mind because they really fell off the rails. To begin, we are treated, once again, to the big pot they found in the mud but now we get to see what was inside. Nothing of human origin. It was a couch shell. Our pal, the archaeologist/diver Meghan Heaney-Grier, declared that it was of Incan origin. Now, if couch shells were only found on the west coast of norther... more »

Large Earthquake in New Zealand, Fukushima Daiichi Continues to Look Terrible

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Charlotte Greenfield. 2016, November 13. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing widespread damage and generating a tsunami. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-quake-newzealand-idUSKBN1380CI?il=0 Fukushima Daiichi TEPCO cam 1 TBS cam is still off the air. Meanwhile, American life expectancy continues to fall (Thanks Greg for the link), although "lifestyle" choices are blamed: Ben Steverman October 28, 2016. Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too. Bloomberg. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/american... more »

Mosul Campaign Day Twenty-Seven, Nov 12, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Progress was made again in east Mosul. Arbajiyeh was freed, while there was mopping up operations in Qadisiyah, which was liberated the day before. Kirkukli, Zahra, and Khadra were gone through once again as well. All three were cleared on November 9. Finally, Salamand Bakrwere attacked, and Adensurrounded, although the latter was declared liberated on November 4. The Iraqi forces (ISF) have had to go through neighborhoods again and again because the Islamic State has re-infiltrated them, usually through the extensive tunnels they dug underneath the city, or they were never fully e... more »

Free Planet - VOTE - individual

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
*INDIVIDUAL*: (n) *a separate universe that sometimes brushes up against a neighbouring universe*. Some would argue that we're all one, just a vapid reflection of a greater whole. Some say we can come together, as this one, and it'll all be better. Some say VOTE for this party, VOTE for that party, Elect a Leader... This is a Free Planet - at least that's the basis of my contention - and we technically don't need no fucking leaders. But we do need to vote. And we need this functionality on a global scale. Whether we're a Richman or a Poorman, Beggar or Thief or Tinker, Tailor, S... more »

Greg Hunter, "Predictive Linguistics: Federal Reserve & Clintons Doomed"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Predictive Linguistics: Federal Reserve & Clintons Doomed"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Internet data mining expert Clif High predicted that “Trump would win” the election and that Hillary Clinton would go “missing” after the election. Sure enough, Hillary was missing the night of her defeat. What does that mean? High thinks, “That there was a breakdown among a very delicate relationship among a lot of powerful parties that failed to deliver as promised. The plan didn’t work. So, now there is no real plan “B.” There never could be under the circumstances. We are in a situat... more »

Is NATO Starting To Panic On What President-Elect Trump Will Do To The Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Trump warned by Nato chief that 'going it alone is not an option'* Exclusive: West facing its ‘greatest challenge to security in a generation’ says Jens Stoltenberg as he speaks of his fears for alliance between Europe and US Nato’s secretary-general has issued a dramatic warning to the US president-elect Donald Trump: “Going it alone is not an option, either for Europe or for the United States.” Writing exclusively in the Observer, the leader of the western military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, claims the west faces its greatest security challenge in a generatio... more »

The Washington Media Elite Still Do Not Get It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: I watched the U.S. morning news shows dissecting the U.S. election .... and they still do not get it. Democrat politicians still went on and called President-elect Trump the usual .... racist/misogynist/anti-immigrant/anti-Muslim/anti-poor/etc. .... ignoring what happened on Tuesday. And the pundits and main stream media news commentators are still debating if President-elect Trump has a mandate .... while at the same time saying that he must reach across the aisle to find accommodation. Their disappointment and anger from the Tuesday election result may have dissipa... more »

What Will Be President Obama's Legacy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A victory for Donald J. Trump means President Obama’s vision of transformation may not survive his administration. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times *New York Times*: *Obama’s Policies and Broader Vision Face Reckoning With History* As he raced across the country before the election, President Obama warned supporters about the stakes. “All the progress we’ve made over these last eight years,” he said, “goes out the window if we don’t win this election.” Hillary Clinton, his anointed successor, did not win, and so now Mr. Obama will find out whether his prediction was just campai... more »

Massive Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN:* *New Zealand: 7.8-magnitude quake rocks south, triggers tsunami* (CNN)A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked New Zealand's South Island, triggering a tsunami as people fled buildings in a panic and were told to seek higher ground. The quake struck around 50 kilometers (around 30 miles) northeast of the city of Christchurch just after midnight local time on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported. Waves of 2.49 meters above usual tide levels were measured near the epicenter by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC). *Read more* .... *More News On Today's Massi... more »

U.S. Will Resettle Australia's Refugees Stuck In Migrant Camps

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© Soe Zeya / Reuters *Voice of America*: *Australian Refugees Offered US Resettlement Deal * SYDNEY — Refugees held in controversial Australian-run camps in the South Pacific will be resettled in the United States. In Canberra, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it would be a “one-off” deal. Under tough border security laws, asylum seekers intercepted trying to reach Australia by boat are sent to migrant centers at Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the tiny republic of Nauru. They are forbidden from being resettled in Australia as part of strict policies aimed at deterring u... more »

U.S. Foreign Arm Sales Boomed Under President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Defense One*: *Obama’s Final Arms-Export Tally More than Doubles Bush’s* Most of the $278 billion in approved sales have gone to Saudi Arabia and other Mideast allies. The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday. Many of the approved deals — most but hardly all of which have become actual sales — have been to Mideast nations, including key allies in the campaign against Islamic State militants and countries... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday....And once again time for my weekly rant... OK, Lets get this straight... I for one was very glad last Tuesday that the real wicked witch, Hillary "Killary" Rodham Clinton, the psychotic mentally unbalanced and mass murdering Jewess freak of nature, was NOT selected by the American people to be the 45th President of the United States... And in spite of all the idiotic "Liberals" out there that are now crying the blues all over America because Donald Drumpf did indeed win the vote fair and square, the American people have indeed spoken, and those who do ... more »

Decline of the Knowledge Is Power Forum

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 15 hours ago
In October 2011 I started the Knowledge Is Power Forum. In the 5 years since it began, it attracted 96 users, 57 of whom posted (39 just lurked), with 44 getting involved in debate (13 posted once only). The Forum gained 499 unique topics, with a total of 1757 posts. These figures are right, as of the time of writing. In addition to the figures above, the Forum attracted a poster who flooded it with over 4,000 additional posts and a vast number of topics, which made the site almost impossible to navigate. The whole ethos of the Forum was a total lack of censorship, and in that s... more »

More on Marr

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
"photographed gurning with Mr Trump" Just a couple more random thoughts on this morning's *Andrew Marr *programme ... In his interview with Jeremy Corbyn today, Andrew Marr repeated a point he'd made three weeks ago (on the 23 October edition): It’s said that 9 million Labour voters voted for Brexit... However, that's no truer this week than it was three weeks ago. Labour received 9,347,304 votes in the 2015 general election. YouGov say that around 35% of Labour voters went for Leave. So I make that just over 3 million Labour voters voting for Brexit. Andrew was clearly way off. W... more »

Marine Le Pen on Andrew Marr

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
When it comes to fascists and the far right, giving them air time is a decision that should not be made lightly. If they are to appear, they should be rigorously challenged and forced to defend themselves. Anything less just gives them an opportunity to push their propaganda. When I learned that Andrew Marr was to be interviewing the French National Front leader, Marine Le Pen this Remembrance Sunday, I thought the BBC were having a laugh. It was obvious this encounter was not going to be a grilling. If you want to drag someone over the coals, you send for Jeremy Paxman or Andrew N... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*Obama administration suspends efforts to win approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership The frontrunner to become the next DNC chair warned Trump could win in July 2015 — and was laughed at Macy's looks like it's spiraling into 'terminal decline' A startup known as the 'Uber for birth control' could give women access to contraception if Obamacare is repealed Man Shot During Anti-Trump Protest In Portland, Police Looking For "African-American" Male Suspect OreGONE - Oregon Joins California In Proposal To Secede After Trump Victory Silicon Valley venture capitalist ...more »

Economic News , Data & Views ....... November 13 , 2016 ..... Quick Hits For Sunday - 1) India Surprise Move On November 8th To Ban High Denomination Bills , Has Set Off Chaos As People Attempt To Exchange High Denomination Bills With Lower Denomination Bills. 2) Around The Horn For Europe - Items Touching On Italy , Greece , France & Germany. 3) US Post- Election / Transition / Protests Related News & Additional Items Of Interest. 4) Odds & Ends - New Zealand Earthquake , Turkey Related News , Iraq & Syria , Libya All In Focus.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
India...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 57m 57 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted TheMadPrepper How does a Central Bank run out of cash - or did the Central Bank really have that much actual cash to begin with ? fred walton added, *TheMadPrepper* @TheMadPrepper RBI office out of cash, disburses coins via Times of India. http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad /RBI-office-out-of-cash-disburses-coins/articleshow/55393524.cms … @JamesGRickards @alexstanczyk *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 8m 8 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted Izaak Earl High denomination bil...more »

What Is Donald Trump's Middle East Policy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky, CNN:* *Is there a Trump doctrine in the Middle East?* (CNN)All presidents, Jonathan Alter has written, are blind dates. And since there's no school for training chief executives, you never know exactly what you're going to get. In Donald Trump's case, the problem is particularly acute on foreign policy. And nowhere are the uncertainties seemingly greater than what he has said (or not) about what he plans to do in the Middle East. A collection of Mr. Trump's views on the Middle East -- really more a set of proclivities and inclinations -- ... more »

The Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Blames Pakistan For Militarily Supporting The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Afghan Special Forces and policemen prepare themselves for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2016. *Voice of America*: *Former Afghan Intel Chief Accuses Pakistan of Militarily Supporting Taliban* ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Accuses Pakistan of Militarily Supporting Taliban Afghanistan’s former spy chief has accused Pakistan of helping the Afghan Taliban militarily, as well as providing them with safe havens.. In an exclusive interview with VOA in Kabul, Rahmatullah Nabil, the former head o... more »

Will A President Trump Impose Changes At The U.S. Federal Reserve?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Janet L. Yellen’s four-year term as the Federal Reserve chairwoman ends on Feb. 3, 2018. Donald Trump has said he will most likely replace her after that. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times *New York Times:* *With Trump in Power, the Fed Gets Ready for a Reckoning* WASHINGTON — Paul A. Volcker, the Federal Reserve chairman, received an urgent warning two weeks after Ronald Reagan won the 1980 presidential election. Some of the president-elect’s advisers, he was told, wanted to abolish the central bank and replace it with a computer program that would manage interest rates and mone... more »

What Does It Mean To Think Strategically?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Aaron Bazin, RCD*: *Eight Good Questions Strategic Thinkers Should Ask* Strategic thinking can happen almost anywhere: in a conference room, a university lecture hall, or in the dark basement of a military headquarters. If you think about it, really anyone can do it, from a president to an Army private, from a subject matter expert to an armchair general. Although anyone can do it at any time and in any place, doing it well is neither easy nor is it commonplace. A variety of research projects have sought to uncover what it means to think strategically in the military context. In ... more »

Is There A George P. Bush vs Chelsea Clinton Coming Up At Some Point?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Nita Lowey is 79 and has been in Congress since 1988. The Clintons are among her constituents and she has easy reelection races in this D+5 district. This cycle the Republicans didn't bother putting up an opponent. The district spans northern and western Westchester County and all of Rockland County (40% of the district population-wise). Hillary beat Trump 2 to 1 in Westchester-- 64.9-32.1% and beat him in Rockland County 51.2% to 46.1%, which wasn't quite as well as Obama did in Rockland Co. in 2012, when he beat Romney 53-46%. Friday the *NY Post* reported that Chelsea is being ... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

Geopolitically, you can relax... for a while

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*As local indigenous villages discover the power of tourism, they are putting in colorful gates* The speculation over Taiwan and the new Trump Administration has included some very strange assertions, especially from the KMT, that Taiwan might well become some kind of bargaining chip. Nope. Not gonna happen. In fact, Taiwan's position vis-a-vis* the US is almost certainly going to improve. For starters, the new Sec of the Navy might well be Randy Forbes. Forbes is a longtime supporter of Taiwan. Forbes' staffer Alexander Gray will be on the Asia team -- also likes Taiwan. Other na... more »

You’re Fired: Trump Gets Everyone To Pull Socks Up

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
“The Apprentice” politician and now U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is already influencing American policy and indirectly shaping the Middle East. The star and producer of the reality show “The Apprentice” on NBC, Donald Trump is beginning to give the jitters to those in Washington and the Pentagon who might face the chop. The nation knows that those unsuited for their jobs will soon face the Donald who might point the finger at them and say “You’re fired!” It appears that President-elect Donald Trump in anticipation of swapping his penthouse for the White House is indirectly he... more »

Economic News , Data , Views .... November 12 , 2016.....Quick Hits For Saturday -1) Markets : Overview From Doug Noland & Essay " What A Week" ; Oil Items Of Note ; Bond & EM Currency Carnage Really The Big Stories Last Week. 2) US Politics - Items In the News For Saturday. 3) Around The Horn For Europe - News Touching On Various Countries & EU General.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Markets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7m 7 minutes ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: What a Week http:// creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/11/weekly -commentary-what-week.html?spref=tw …Best weekend read to catch up on the market week. *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 13m 13 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge ETFs aftermath... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge ETF flows post Trump *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 14m 14 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Markets aftermath... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zero... more »

Mr Marr Meets Jeremy Corbyn

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Just sticking for a moment with *The Andrew Marr Show*, Andrew's interview with Jeremy Corbyn was so dull it gave me a real sense of what it must be like to be in a coma. No interruptions, barely any challenges. Even the Corbynistas on Twitter (well, the few that weren't raging at Mr Marr over Marine le Pen) seemed happy enough with it...as well they might. The paper review featured Lord Dannatt, Richard Tice from Leave means Leave and Christiane Amanpour from CNN (the latter showing why CNN might not be considered quite the voice of impartiality it thinks it is). Ms Amanpour ce... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago

Shut up!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
After everything that's happened recently you might expect that some, especially on the Left, would finally give up trying to insult and silence 'unacceptable' people, given that their dogged attempts to do just that have plainly not worked (so far) . In fact, such attempts only appear to have made things worse for them by fuelling the anger of supporters of the very people they want to silence and, as a direct consequence, helping to bring about the very results they so wanted to prevent happening (UKIP getting 4 million votes, the Tories winning the last election, Brexit, and no... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Race, gender gaps persist in computer science education* *If you believe that all men are equal, these findings will be puzzling and disturbing. If you know the facts about IQ, they are exactly as one would expect. The ability subset that most predicts computer programming ability is Math ability. Women are well behind on that and blacks are rarely in the race. And the findings below validate that. Perhaps the most interesting finding below is that blacks are highly motivated. Their lack of success is not for want of trying -- contrary to what some Leftist psychologists c... more »

Did Donald Trump win the US Presidential Election because the left have given up rational argument in favour of spewing insults?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/GLG9g7BcjKs Pretty much on the money, albeit from a left wing mea culpa point of view.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Elitist Journal Rejects Skeptic Study As ‘Not Helpful’ To Climate Cult* A scientific study which suggests global warming has been exaggerated was rejected by a respected journal because it might fuel climate scepticism, it was claimed last night. The alarming intervention, which raises fears of ‘McCarthyist’ pressure for environmental scientists to conform, came after a reviewer said the research was ‘less than helpful’ to the climate cause. professor Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading and one of five authors of the study, said he suspecte... more »

Sexual Touching Requires True Consent

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 18 hours ago
One important component of sexual assault law is consent. Any sexual touching requires that both parties give their consent or voluntarily agree. It can only be given by the persons involved and not by a third party. The relevant time period for determining whether a person consented or not is at the time of sexual contact. Consent is determined by reference to that person's state of mind towards the sexual touching at the time it occurred. The question is whether a person who is capable of consenting wanted the sexual touching to occur with the person it did, in the manner and a... more »

Ghost in the Shell - Scarlett Johannsen - Takeshi Kitano

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
...inhaling. ...exhaling. ...very deeply. Brown paper bag. Trying not to faint. Trying to keep a grip. "When I first heard about this live-action version, I was like 'meh'... now, I'm like GIMMEH."

Transactional Not Transformational

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 19 hours ago
When he assumed office, Stephen Harper boasted that we wouldn't recognize Canada when he was through with it. But Jennifer Ditchburn and Graham Fox argue in the final chapter of the book, *The Harper Factor*, that -- after ten years in office -- there is little lasting in his wake: While he was certainly a polarizing political figure — perhaps the most polarizing of his generation — it would be difficult to argue that his government fundamentally changed the course of public policy in Canada. This is not to say that some of his decisions weren’t controversial, or didn’t break with... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
*ADLESTROP by Edward Thomas* (3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917) Yes, I remember Adlestrop - The name, because one afternoon Of heat the express-train drew up there Unwontedly. It was late June. The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat. No one left and no one came On the bare platform. What I saw Was Adlestrop - only the name And willows, willow-herb, and grass, And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry, No whit less still and lonely fair Than the high cloudlets in the sky. And for that minute a blackbird sang Close by, and round him, mistier, Farther and farther, all the birds Of Oxford... more »

A little light relief

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago

Mehr News Agency Q & A Session on Trump Election

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 20 hours ago
Recently Mehr News Agency contacted me for my take on the US election outcome in a written Q & A format. Its full text is below: TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – Former US Army officer and columnist Joachim Hagopian says the US rigged system let Trump win as a way of setting him up for failure when the global economy implodes in the near future. The 70-year-old real estate developer and former reality-TV star, Donald Trump, won the US presidency against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday after securing more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win. His election, however, ca... more »

What some people say...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
*Today *yesterday morning marked the eve of the anniversary of the Islamist terrorist attack on the Bataclan theatre. The segment ended with an interview with centrist French senator Nathalie Goulet, and it was there that the hitherto unmentioned Muslim question came up. Justin Webb chose to pursue this familiar BBC line of questioning with Mme Goulet: What some people say though is that, yes, there needed to be a tightening up of security but at the same time that would not work without a re-think of the outreach towards Muslim communities in France and giving them a sense that ... more »

Trump Pledges To Withdraw U.S. Support For ISIS

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump has declared that on his watch the United States will stop supporting ISIS and militant opposition groups in Syria. Instead the U.S. will work with Russia and the Syrian government to defeat ISIS and the terrorist organizations attempting to overthrow Assad’s government. Trump stated that while he “did not like [Mr Assad] at all”, he respects Syria’s sovereignty and believes the U.S. has no place providing assistance to Islamic terrorists attempting to overthrow a foreign government. “I’ve had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria. My attitud... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
*Adam Curtis - The Pope of Team-B at the BBC* *"Now, the situation in brotherly Czechoslovakia is normalised."* *- Leonid Brezhnev, 1968* *You have now found urself trapped in The Incomprehensible Maze - Where's UR Head?* "Our world is strange and often fake and corrupt. But we think it’s normal because we can’t see anything else." *HyperNormalisation - The Story of How We Got Here.* *Men at sometime, are Masters of their Fates.The fault (deere Brutus) is not in our Starres,But in our Selves, that we are underlings.* —Cassius to Brutus, from Shakespeare's *Julius Caesar* ... more »

HoloTrump : The Emergency Commander-in-Chief Hologram (ECiCH)

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
*"Please State the Nature of the Fascist Political Emergency"* Jim Marrs in The Jeff Rense Show, October 11, 2016. Jim Marrs: *"Let me tell you something. The more they come out trying to break Donald Trump, the more you should understand that he has got the establishment very, very concerned, OK?!" *

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The world this week in photos. https://t.co/CvMiozVH7S pic.twitter.com/vfKq7K8P2y — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) November 12, 2016 *WNU Editor*: Here is another tweet that caught my eye (Yes .... I use to play a lot of chess when I was young). Chess board used during the 1972 'Match of the Century' between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky to be auctioned. https://t.co/uvQcjDqnAX — The Associated Press (@AP) November 12, 2016

Trump Full Speed astern on Paris Climate Deal.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
Valerie Volcovici and Alister Doyle, writing for *Reuters:* Donald Trump is seeking quick ways of withdrawing from a global agreement to limit climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying widening international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Since Trump was elected, Australia signed the Paris agreement (without the support of the Australian public.) And the Reuters two above say that China has signed. Big Deal! China's agreement was to keep increasing emissions of CO2 until 2030. To show that Trump is serious in his quest, he has chosen Myron... more »

Colombia And FARC Rebels Agree To A Revised Peace Deal that Ends 52 Year Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Colombia Reaches New Peace Deal With Rebels* The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said on Saturday that they had reached a “new final accord” to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum. The changes to the agreement with the rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, were announced in Havana and addressed a range of topics — such as where rebels would be confined after disarming and how courts might address drug trafficking offenses — that negotiator... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Participants of protest against the election of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump by Trump Tower skyscraper in New York. November 10. © Sputnik/ Alexey Filippov

The Jet-Powered Predator C Drome Completes Its First Successful Flight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Predator C Avenger in flight over the Southern California desert. Courtesy General Atomics *Times of San Diego*: *Long-Range Jet Version of General Atomics’ Predator Makes First Flight* A long-range, jet-powered version of General Atomics‘ famous Predator drone has successfully completed its first flight over a test range in the Southern California desert. The San Diego-based company announced Thursday that the flight occurred Oct. 27 at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in Palmdale. “The first flight of Avenger ER is a significant achievement in the evolution... more »

Hey Republicans! It’s On You. Period. (Part 2)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Noah* On Wednesday morning, when I wrote my post entitled, If You Voted For The Orange Fascist, It’s On You. Period, I wrote that how eerily quiet New York City was that morning. New York is not alone in its reaction to the stunning and appalling victory of Herr Trumpf and what evil it could visit on America. As with all tragedies, people have now entered a period of working through their grieving into a mood of not resignation but resolve and meeting the challenges. If Trump holds to the type of politician indicated by his campaign rhetoric and promises, his administration ... more »

Chaos In India As The Country's ATMs Run Out Of Money

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes* Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government's decision to withdraw large denomination notes in an attempt to uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth. Tempers frayed as hundreds of thousands of people queued for hours outside banks for a third day to swap 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes after the notes were abolished earlier in the week. The banned bills made up more than 80 percent of the currency in circulation, leaving millions of people withou... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The Veil Nebula is a large supernova remnant, the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. While the Veil is roughly circular in shape covering nearly 3 degrees on the sky in the constellation Cygnus, this portion of the eastern Veil spans only 1/2 degree, about the apparent size of the Moon. That translates to 12 light-years at the Veil's reassuring estimated distance of 1,400 light-years from planet Earth. *Click image for larger size.* In the composite of image data recorded through narrow band filters, emission from hydrogen atoms in the remnant is sho... more »

"What Will Your Verse Be?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life! of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless- of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerf... more »

The New York Times Admits That The Mainstream Media Has Lost Their Monopoly On Information

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President-elect Donald Trump says he would be more restrained in his use of social media once in the White House, but said it was nothing to be ashamed of (AFP Photo/Timothy A. Clary) *New York Times*: *Online, Everything Is Alternative Media* Breitbart, the website at the center of the self-described alternative online media, is planning to expand in the United States and abroad. The site, whose former chairman became the chief executive of Donald J. Trump’s campaign in August, has been emboldened by the victory of its candidate. Breitbart was always bullish on Mr. Trump’s chances... more »

Anti-Trump Protests Continue For A Fourth Night

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Weekend brings more anti-Trump protests across nation* (CNN) As President-elect Donald Trump's administration begins taking shape, thousands poured onto the streets of a divided nation again Saturday to express their frustration at the stunning election result. From New York to Los Angeles, demonstrators have marched in various American cities for four nights since Trump's unexpected victory Tuesday capped an acrimonious campaign. While largely peaceful, the protests have resulted in blocked highways and bridges, arrests during clashes with police and the early Saturday sh... more »

Bleg: Clean videos of A-tests

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 1 day ago
I need some video of an above-ground nuclear test, shot from the ground, with no watermarks and the original sound with no music or voice-overs. Everything I can find has some problem or other, and the original versions are buried way down the search results by all the crapped-up and promoted copies to the point where I wore out before I could dig that deep. ADVthanksANCE.

Hillary Clinton Blames The F.B.I. Director For Her Election Loss

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Hillary Clinton Blames F.B.I. Director for Election Loss* Hillary Clinton on Saturday cast blame for her surprise election loss on the announcement by the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, days before the election that he had revived the inquiry into her use of a private email server. In her most extensive remarks since she conceded the race to Donald J. Trump early Wednesday, Mrs. Clinton told donors on a 30-minute conference call that Mr. Comey’s decision to send a letter to Congress about the inquiry 11 days before Election Day had thrust the controversy back ... more »

Is The Democrat Party Facing A Grassroots Revolt?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill*: *Seething liberals vow revolution in Democratic Party* The Republican civil war was supposed to start this week. Instead, a ferocious struggle has erupted on the left over the smoldering remains of the Democratic Party. Liberals are seething over the election and talking about launching a Tea Party-style revolt. They say it’s the only way to keep Washington Democrats connected to the grassroots and to avoid a repeat of the 2016 electoral disaster, which blindsided party elites. Progressives believe the Democratic establishment is responsible for inflicting Donald Trum... more »

Was this the most biased BBC piece about UKIP ever?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
A brief trip down memory lane (courtesy of *News-watch*'s mighty *Today *archive, and a big thanks to David Keighley for this)... Nigel Farage in 2009 Some of you may recall this from 2009, but seeing a transcript of it in full after all these years has only rekindled my feeling that this was one of the most biased pieces of BBC reporting ever broadcast... ...and it came from Mark Mardell on *Today*, 30th May 2009 (preceding an interview with Nigel Farage at 7.32am). Read it and weep: A small sea, more like a pond perhaps, of Union flags drop in front of a diminished group of men... more »

Putin Begins Banning Clinton Cabal From Russia

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Vladimir Putin has begun banning members of the corrupt Clinton cabal from Russia, just days after Vladimir Putin told President-elect Donald Trump he hopes the two nations can rebuild their relationship. Michael McFaul, a close Clinton ally and former US ambassador to Moscow under President Barack Obama, is the first of many to be banned from entering Russia, according to Russian Foreign Ministry sources. Mr McFaul, US ambassador in Moscow from 2012-2014, said he had learnt of the ban when applying for a visa to Russia last week. Asked what the purpose of his visit was, McFaul sa...more »

Trump: Vaccines Cause Autism And Will Be Investigated

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President-elect Donald Trump believes vaccines are responsible for the autism epidemic and he has promised to find out the truth and “save our children and their future” when he takes office in January. Trump dismissed the official claim that there is no link between vaccines and autism, claiming there has been a cover up to suppress the truth and that “nay-sayers will understand soon.” “[W]e’ve had so many instances, people that work for me. Just the other day, two years old, two and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week ... more »

Leonard Cohen, Canadian Poet, Novelist, Recording Artist, Painter.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Noah* *"I am an old scholar, better looking now than when I was young.* *That’s what sitting on your ass does to your face."* -Leonard Cohen Everyone seems to think of Leonard Cohen as a singer-songwriter. I dislike that term. It seems superficial to me. There are so many singer-songwriters, and, to me, the vast majority are generic, whining, humorless poseurs lacking in any amount of depth, emotional, intellectual, or otherwise. Give me real emotion, real sarcasm, real anger. Give me real. "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just as... more »

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Peace of Wild Things"* "When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free..." - Wendell Berry

"A Message From The Hopi Elders"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Message From The Hopi Elders"* "You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. Here are the things that must be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know our garden. It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader. This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, that there are those who wi... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Essential Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." - Pierre de Courbertin

"My Fellow Deplorables"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"My Fellow Deplorables"* By Francis Marion– Deplorable Legio III Gallica "A few days ago the freedom loving peoples of the western world dealt the corporate, marxist elite and their snowflake minions a terrible blow. In spite of relentless media support for the Clinton crime family and their vast network of corporate and national/international political handlers the official narrative and the direction of politics, culture and economy in the West has hit a sudden and by and large, unexpected road block. For us, the outnumbered, the harassed, the badgered and the marginalized this... more »

Mother Kicks Child Out Of Home For Supporting Trump

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A mother kicked her 8-year-old son out of his family house – told never to return – because he supports Donald Trump. The shocking act of child abuse has been captured on film and has prompted police to launch an investigation. In a cold and calculating manner, the mother tells her son, Elwood, to take his things and leave the house – never to return home. The child’s clothes have been packed, waiting by the door, as the terrified child is forced to wheel his luggage out, crying as he walks down the street at night, with the mother initially locking the door behind her begging son... more »

Chelsea Clinton Being Groomed By Handlers To Replace Hillary

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bill and Hillary are preparing to pass the political baton to daughter Chelsea Clinton and help her take a Congressional seat. In an effort to continue raking in billions of dollars using the influential Clinton name, Hillary Clinton has enlisted the help of Washington D.C. groomers to prepare her daughter to continue the Clinton dynasty. Nypost.com reports: Chelsea Clinton could run for the seat in NYC’s 17th Congressional District once Lowey, a respected, 79-year-old career politician with nearly 30 years in office, decides to retire, we have exclusively learned. Lowey’s distric... more »

Donald Trump Thanks Alternative Media For Historic Win

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President elect Donald Trump has publicly thanked the alternative media in helping spread the truth and help him win the presidential race. Trump phoned Info Wars host Alex Jones to thank him and others for bravely exposing and thwarting the New World Order and their plans to enslave humanity. Trumps victory has been hailed as the biggest uprising by the American people against the ruling elite since the Boston Tea Party in 1771. As the media desperately tried to trick the American public into voting for their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, they were left reeling when U.S. ... more »

The day impossible happened

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
This is something I have pursued for more than twenty-five years. The kind of story that raises the hackles on the back of your neck. There's an immediate urge to dismiss it as preposterous, impossible. Because it is preposterous and impossible. Yet the records are there. A document that tells what happened in deliberately cold and official terms. A field in North Africa during the war. An event that took place that was so impossible the commanding officer at the airfield demanded, and got, the signatures of hundreds of witnesses who saw the whole impossible incident. This is what... more »

US ADDS Rebranded AQ/Al Nusra Group, Jabhat Fateh Al Sham, to Terrorist List- Worrisome

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Why the sudden change of heart? Timing? Immediately after the election.* *In that void between old leadership and new? * *While everyone is distracted with their Trump hysterics?* *An excuse to expand or increase the bombing of Syria? Definitely. Even admitted.* *Read below * * Link* The US Department of State has amended the designation of al-Nusra Front as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and added the ‘new alias’ of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham as a terrorist organization. “U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with Jabhat Fateh al Sham, and all property a... more »

Chaos In India As Government Close ATMs After Cash Ban

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Nearly all of the ATM machines in India were shut down on Friday as people rushed to withdraw their savings amid a widespread ban on certain types of cash. Chaotic scenes were reported at tens of thousands of banks and ATMs due to the Indian government’s surprise decision to ban high-denomination banknotes, in an attempt to stamp out corruption. Zerohedge.com reports: Bloomberg’s somewhat calming perspective on the events taking place in India… India’s banks have been caught out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unexpected and widely-praised announcement late on Tuesday of the wit... more »

Mark Zuckerberg Denies Facebook Influenced Trump Result

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has categorically denied that the social media giant inadvertently helped Donald Trump get elected. Following Facebook’s decision to lay of its human editorial staff responsible for managing the site’s Trending section, the algorithm began promoting a “fake story” about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly being a closet liberal and supporting Hillary Clinton. According to critics of Facebook, these types of fake news stories helped to influence this years presidential election. Mcclatchydc.com reports: “To think it influenced the election in any way is a prett... more »

Trump Says US Should Attack ISIS Not Assad

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
US President-elect Donald Trump has said the United States should fight the ISIS terrorists and stop attacking the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In his first interview since his election victory, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he has had “an opposite view of many people regarding Syria” and suggested a sharper focus on fighting the terrorist group rather than pursuing regime change in Syria. The president-elect also warned that if the US attacks Assad, “we end up fighting Russia, fighting Syria.” Press TV reports: The president-elect criticized the Obama... more »

Was The Hillary Clinton Hiking In The Woods Photo Staged?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chance encounter?: The chance encounter Margot Gerster, a mother hiking with her daughter, had with Hillary Clinton (above) the day after losing the election may not be what it has been made out to seem *Daily Mail: **Was the Hillary hiking in the woods photo staged? Woman in the picture first met Clinton at a fundraiser her family hosted for ex-candidate* * Margot Gerster was hiking with her daughter through the woods near Clinton's New York home on Wednesday * She took a photo smiling alongside Clinton in the Chappaqua area * This is not Gerster's first time meeting Clinton, as h... more »

"Giant 'Supermoon' Will Be Biggest & Brightest Since 1948"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
via GIPHY *"Giant 'Supermoon' Will Be Biggest & Brightest Since 1948"* by RT "A very rare “supermoon” will appear in the sky on Monday with the moon being the closest it's been to Earth since 1948. On Monday at 6:15 a.m. EST, it will be a mere 356,509 kilometers (221,524 miles) from Earth. NASA has dubbed it an “extra-supermoon” because of its proximity to the planet, and due to the fact it won’t appear again until until 2034. The moon will look 14 percent bigger than normal when it reaches perigee, the point when the moon is closest to the Earth. It will be much brighter too, thanks... more »

Afternoon Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jG--3elufo

"How It Really Is"

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

what i'm reading: welcome to the goddamn ice cube

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Canadians might be disappointed to learn that *Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North* is not about Canada. We sometimes refer to Canada as the Great White North, but the Canada that most Canadians inhabit has little in common with the stark landscapes that author Blair Braverman called home. In the northernmost reaches of Norway or on an Alaskan glacier, these are lands of stark conditions -- brutal cold, perpetual darkness, and little in the way of creature comforts. They are also places of great natural beauty. Often, too, a rough... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 12, 2016* Q & A: President Trump's Book of Secrets -- Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg 'Macho v macho': what to expect from Putin-Trump negotiations -- Shaun Walker, The Guardian The Trump presidency: How will it affect relations with China? -- Michael Holtz, CSM Is there a Trump doctrine in the Middle East? -- Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky, CNN Will Donald Trump Really Torpedo the Iran Deal? -- Daniel R. DePetris, National Interest Is this the beginning of the end for the Iran deal? -- Julian Pecquet, Al-Monitor Suspicious... more »

Is Civil War Brewing in the Democratic Party? A Guest Post By J.C. Peters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
For weeks, it appeared the Republican Party was headed for imminent civil war. Eminent Republicans disavowed their own presidential nominee, Senators and Representatives seesawed, there were the #NeverTrumpers and the #RepublicanwomenforHillary. It seemed all but certain that Donald Trump would cause a split within the GOP and start his own party (and media empire) after inevitably losing the election. But after Trump’s stunning victory the shoe is suddenly on the other foot. On Wednesday evening, angry progressive millennials took to the streets in several cities to protest Trump... more »

Short Notes on Populism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Brexit, Trump. Trump, Brexit. Brexit Brexit. Trump. Trump. What disasters. And it's not over yet, what with actual fascists lining up to take the presidencies of Austria and France. It's as if the 2008 crash was the nuclear explosion, and the collapse of political establishments across the West fold as the slow coming blast wave bursts them apart. Politics is poisoned, and it's difficult to see how it can be bent in a positive direction. Offering their own solutions come Owen Jones for the left, and Ryan Shorthouse for the right. As you might expect, I'm inclined to concur with th... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"People withhold their forgiveness, thinking that it makes them badass. But really, the unwillingness to forgive is merely the wishing that things were better. You wish that you had better, you wish that someone else were better so they could have treated you better... it's you making wishes. And that's not badass. To forgive is to be able to look at the person and say "I accept that you weren't any better than what you were", "I accept what you were you and couldn't have been what I wished you to be", "I accept that things were the way they were and weren't any better." The ability... more »

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