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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

15 November - Blogs I'm Following

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Putin Defeats ISIS During Supermoon – Trump “Approves”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 minutes ago
President Vladimir Putin launched one of the deadliest attacks to-date against ISIS militants in Syria on the eve of this week’s Supermoon. A Russian and Syrian offensive against Aleppo began over the weekend with massive Russian cruise missile strikes on Al-Qaeda bases in Homs and Idlib provinces, as well as ISIS training centers. President-elect Donald Trump telephoned Putin to congratulate him on his win on Monday. They both agreed to put an end to ISIS forever, with Trump repeating his earlier promise to withdraw all U.S. support for the terrorist regime. Theduran.com reports: ... more »

President Obama Admits That His Strategy In Syria 'Has Not Worked'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 24 minutes ago
US President Barack Obama arriving to address a news conference at the White House. Thomson Reuters *Business Insider*: *Obama admits his strategy in Syria 'has not worked'* This week, President Barack Obama admitted that the US had essentially been muscled out of Syria by being relegated to a diplomatic role in the country. "With respect to Syria, in Benghazi we had an international mandate," Obama said at a Monday news conference, comparing the situation in Syria to the 2011 intervention against Libyan Col. Muammar Gaddafi. "We had a UN Security resolution. We had a broad-based c... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter supports Carrier Strike Group One including, left to right, USS Carl Vinson, USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Dewey during a show of force transit training exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 4, 2016. The helicopter crew is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico

Is The EU About To Increase Its Defense Budgets?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir *Reuters*: *EU agrees defense budget increase as Britain lifts block* The European Union agreed on Tuesday to increase its military research budget for the first time since 2010 after Britain softened its opposition, a breakthrough that may signal British support for defense co-operation even once outside the bloc. A day after agreeing a new defense plan aimed at making Europe less reliant on U.S. help, EU governments increased the 2017 funding of the Eu... more »

As Bulgaria Elects A Pro-Putin Populist President, Trumpists Here Warn Obama To Stay Out Of Foreign Affairs

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Americans don't think much about Bulgaria. There are less than 100,000 Americans of Bulgarian ancestry-- and we've never fought a war there. Most of the Bulgarian-Americans that there are live in 4 cities where hyphenated Americans don't stand out: New York, L.A., Chicago and Miami. After the collapse of communism in 1989, over a million Bulgarians left their homeland, but most scattered through Europe, especially Greece and Spain, but also to Canada, Germany, the U.K., Italy and Latin America. Most Americans would be hard-pressed to point to Bulgaria on a world map. In the summer... more »

The British Royal Navy Will No Longer Have Anti-Ship Missiles Because Of Budget Cuts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
HMS Iron Duke firing a Harpoon missile CREDIT: ROYAL NAVY *The Telegraph:* *Royal Navy to lose missiles and be left only with guns* Royal Navy warships will be left without anti-ship missiles and be forced to rely on naval guns because of cost-cutting, the Ministry of Defence has admitted. The Navy’s Harpoon missiles will retire from the fleet’s frigates and destroyers in 2018 without a replacement, while there will also be a two year gap without helicopter-launched anti-shipping missiles. Naval sources said the decision was “like Nelson deciding to get rid of his cannons and go b... more »

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘Endeavor’ is compelling Oxford-based prequel to ‘Inspector Morse’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
Ancient university town is the site of many murders and other shady goings-on for a bright, young policeman to solve. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 16, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘Endeavor’ is compelling Oxford-based prequel to ‘Inspector Morse’

Musical Interlude: Sting, “Fields of Gold”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Sting, “Fields of Gold” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnj1zshmTE0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Moving left to right near the center of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. The interstellar shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its elongated appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away, but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years i... more »

“Pull The Plug On Stress”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Pull The Plug On Stress” by Dr. Joseph Mercola "If you are like most people these days, you are plugged into everything from the time you get up in the morning to the moment you unplug the light and drift off- hopefully- into blissful sleep. But is this constant saturation of activity and overbooking taking a toll on your health and happiness? One of the most common problems among busy people, is that they feel fatigued, anxious or depressed. Most of them share a common underlying problem: adrenal burnout. Adrenal Burnout: Adrenal burnout is the result of living with a constantly ... more »

CNN: “Drunk Hillary” Beat Sh*t Out Of Bill Clinton On Election Night

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A CNN reporter claims that Hillary Clinton flew into a violent fit of rage at Bill Clinton and her campaign staff on election night when it became clear she was losing. A drunken Hillary became “physically violent” towards those around her when she realised her dreams of winning the White House had been dashed by Donald Trump, according to radio host Todd Kincannon. “CNN reporter tells me Hillary became physically violent towards Robby Mook and John Podesta around midnight; had to be briefly restrained,” tweeted Kincannon. It was for this reason that Campaign Chair John Podesta w...more »

Google, Facebook Ban ‘Alt Media’ As Mainstream News Traffic Declines

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Google and Facebook have both announced plans to “crack down” on alternative news websites in an effort to prop up mainstream news sites suffering a decline in readership. Under the guise of protecting the public against “fake news”, the internet giants initially plan to stop any non-verified mainstream news outlets from monetising their content by banning any form of advertising from appearing on them via their networks. Google will update its Adsense policies to ban pages that “misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the p... more »

Concrete Is The Most Effective Weapon On The Modern Battlefield

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Image credit: Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman, US Army *John Spencer, Modern War Institute*: *The Most Effective Weapon on the Modern Battlefield is Concrete* Ask any Iraq War veteran about Jersey, Alaska, Texas, and Colorado and you will be surprised to get stories not about states, but about concrete barriers. Many soldiers deployed to Iraq became experts in concrete during their combat tours. Concrete is as symbolic to their deployments as the weapons they carried. No other weapon or technology has done more to contribute to achieving strategic goals of providing security, protecting popu... more »

Trump Uses .Gov Site to Promote Melania's Business

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
From "Meet the Future First Lady" website (my bolds): Mrs. Trump began a modeling career at age 16 and signed with a modeling agency in Milan. She would pursue a degree at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, but paused her studies to advance her modeling career in Milan and Paris, before moving to New York in 1996. She has appeared on the covers of a host of prominent magazines including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and others. *She has appeared in television commercials for large corporate brands, and on popular television shows such as The View a... more »

U.S. Under Siege: Soros Staged Riots Planned Nationwide

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
George Soros has been caught instigating widespread riots around the U.S. in order to start a civil war following Trump’s victory. Large numbers of anti-Trump protestors have been found to belong to groups that are sponsored by the billionaire elitist via his MoveOn.org organisation. The events that are unfolding are a well-planned, heavily funded, anti-American plot to incite chaos and violence in America. “Those that are stirring it up, and many of them do work for Soros-fronted organizations are really telling those innocent protesters, and perhaps less innocent protesters, th... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Where is Crazy Horse?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
WHERE IS CRAZY HORSE? Posted on November 15, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. NOV. 15, 2016. Crazy Horse said, “We did not ask you white men to come here. Creation placed us here as our home. You had yours. We did not interfere with you. We do not want your civilization”. We have many non-native supporters who are standing with us to fight against the greed of the corporation and

Top U.S. Pacific Admiral: U.S. Will Maintain Its Commitment To Allies In Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. Navy Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, salutes during a welcome ceremony at the Philippine Armed Forces headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Metro Manila in the Philippines in this August 26, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Erik De Castro *Reuters:* *U.S. to maintain commitment to allies in Asia, admiral says* The U.S. military's top commander in the Pacific tried on Tuesday to reassure allies that Washington will maintain its commitment to Asia and maintain strong military relations with partners, some of whom are worried about President-elect Dona... more »

Can The Democrats Prevent another Decade Of Republican Gerrymandering?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
As I mentioned this morning, Blue America had some significant successes with the state legislative candidates we championed this cycle-- although those were mostly seats in blue areas where progressive Democrats prevailed over conservative Democrats. The big story in regard to the state legislatures is that the 2010 redistricting is coming up rapidly and the Democrats are in sorry shape. To start with, remember that even if Cooper wins in North Carolina, which looks likely (he's up 2,281,155 to 2,276,383 right now), Republicans will hold 33 governorships, the most I can remember-... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Fear of Freedom?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“A Fear of Freedom?”* by Chet Raymo “It is almost a cliché to say that Western civilization was created by the Greeks. Our government, law, art, music, architecture, literature, drama, historiography, science, and mathematics are largely Greek inventions. The sublime refinement and sophistication of the Parthenon have been widely taken as reflecting qualities of the Athenians citizens who built the temple and adorned it with sculptures. No doubt something remarkable happened in the Greek world of the 6th to 3rd centuries B.C.E., with its epicenter first at Athens, then at Alexandr... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Why Bother?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.” - Kurt Vonnegut

Post-Mortem Observations on the 2016 Election

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 4 hours ago
Hillary Clinton is claiming that she lost the election because FBI Director Comey re-opened the investigation of her criminal e-mail activities days before the election. In reality, her speculation and that of many others claiming a single reason for her loss, or for that matter a loss in any close presidential race, is simply silly. It was a close contest and the loser was the loser for many, many reasons. Yes, changing one or two choices the candidate made might have made the difference and brought victory instead of defeat. But, almost always there are many choices any one of... more »

“How to Quiet the Mind”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“How to Quiet the Mind”* From “How to Quiet the Mind On-Line Course” by Gina Lake, The DailyOM “The following is an excerpt from the "How to Quiet the Mind" on-line course. If you would like to take the entire course, click here." "The mind is a wonderful tool for thinking, but it has a dark side. There is an aspect of the mind that is not useful but pretends to be useful, which is called the egoic mind. It is the aspect of our mind that chats with us as we move about our day. It is the "voice in our head," as Eckhart Tolle calls it. Much of the time, this voice seems like our own ... more »

Does The U.S. Navy Really Need 350 Ships?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Image Credit: US Navy *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat*:* Trump’s New Navy: Does the US Really Need 350 Warships?* Defense hawks are embracing Donald Trump’s idea of expanding U.S. naval power. While we cannot be certain about anything when it comes to Donald Trump’s future defense policies, U.S. defense hawks — in particular advocates for a larger U.S. Navy – have quickly embraced Trump’s victory as a means to expand U.S. military power through a Reaganesque defense spending spree. U.S. naval power advocates are enthusiastic about Trump’s reported commitment to build a 350-ship ... more »

“Being a Human in This World, A Personal Credo”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Being a Human in This World, A Personal Credo” * by John Robbins “I am someone who works and prays for world peace. Perhaps you are, too. But our society is spending a billion dollars a day preparing for war. I believe that inner peace is found when you love the world as it is, rather than faulting it for not living up to your expectations. I believe in forgiveness. I believe in accepting others for who they are. But I am part of a society that is spending far more on weapons of mass destruction and producing far more toxic waste than any other in the history of the world. I bel... more »

"The Definition of Hell..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Someone once told me the definition of Hell: The last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” - Anonymous

Economic News , Data & Views...... November 15 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Tuesday -1) Markets & Market Moving News : Asia Markets & Data , Forecasts & Market Moving News For Wednesday ; US Markets - Dow Hits Another Record High , S&P And Nasdaq Soar , Bonds Have A Recovery Day , Oil Soars ( But Falls Back After- 4Pm Close On EIA Private Inventory Data. ) 2) Around The Horn For Europe : Market Wrap ; Brexit Related Matters From UK ; Italy In Focus - Referendum , "Italexit" , Renzi threatens To Veto EU Budget , Additional News Of Note ; Greece In Focus - Obama Somehow Draws Protesters During State Visit , Refugee Related Concerns , Additional News Of Note ; Germany Political Updates & Items Of Interest ; France Political Updates ; Austria Presidential Contest Looms & Additional Items From EU & Europe. 3) US Politics : Transition & Post-Election Related News , Democrats Twisting Themselves Into A Tizzy Items. 4) Odds & Ends - Items From Around The Globe !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets...... Asia - Wednesday November 16th.... *David Ingles* ‏@DavidInglesTV 39m 39 minutes ago JUST IN: *CHINA SETS YUAN FIXING AT 6.8592 *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 11m 11 minutes ago ANZ revise yuan forecasts lower *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 1h 1 hour ago Economic data due from Asia today US Markets..... *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 4h 4 hours ago Crude oil futures settle at $45.81, up $2.49 *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago Oil - private inventory data shows a bigger than expected build *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Crude: +3.... more »

The De Havilland Mosquito

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Liz Sly, Washington Post*: *Trump’s administration could upend the Middle East* EIRUT — The Middle East is bracing for an incoming American president who seems intent on radically reordering the regional balance of power, heralding new uncertainty and perhaps new turmoil for a part of the world already engulfed in multiple wars. So vague and contradictory were many of the pronouncements made by President-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail that governments and analysts are puzzling out which ones he meant and how he would be able to implement them all. According to the mor...more »

World News Briefs -- November 15, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Islamic State kills civilians in Mosul to deter support for army* Islamic State has summarily killed 21 civilians in Mosul it accused of collaborating with U.S.-backed security forces, which said their offensive to recapture the city from the jihadists had made further advances. The killings, reported on Tuesday by a medical source, indicate that the ultra-hardline group has maintained its ability to police Mosul, more than four weeks after the start of the offensive on the northern Iraqi city. The campaign that began on Oct. 17 is the biggest military operation in Ir... more »

After Trump, Corbyn?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
You know that dark cloud shading into fascist brown accumulating above the White House? It's pretty frightening, so it's entirely normal and expected for some to (desperately?) discern a silver tinge its edges. One of them is superstar economist Yanis Varoufakis, who suggests Trump's election signals a new wave of change. Coming from a similar, but decidedly non-Marxist standpoint, Robert Skidlesky reckons there is some progressive potential in 'Trumpism'. A Keynesian kernel in a racist, bigoted shell, one might say. Another variant of comment looking for a hint of sunnier times to ... more »

MONTREAL: Train Tracks Blocked in Solidarity with Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
pppppppppppppppppp Standing Rock Photo: Sara Lafleur-Vetter Train tracks blocked in Pointe St. Charles in solidarity with Standing Rock Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), November 15th 2016, 4pm Residents of the South-West borough of Montreal are blocking the train tracks at the corner of Wellington and de Sébastopol Streets in solidarity with Indigenous water protectors fighting

Bullshit News [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
You may have heard that Google is refusing advertising on what it calls “fake news sites.” *The shifts comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter Inc **face a backlash over the role they played in the U.S. presidential election by allowing the spread of false and often malicious information that might have swayed voters toward Republican candidate Donald Trump.* Great news. Though just as many voters would have been swayed towards his opponent by broadcasts from the likes of the Clinton News Network (CNN) and the *New York Times, *which has all-but admitted it publishes advocacy i... more »

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Warns Trump On The Consequences Of Blocking Oil Imports

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
AFP *WNU Editor:* The Saudi's are getting nervous over President-elect Trump .... *Saudi Arabia warns Trump on blocking oil imports *(Financial Times). My guess is that the Saudi's are "freaking out" over these comments made during the campaign .... *Trump says Saudi Arabia WOULDN’T EXIST without the US and threatens to stop buying its oil *(Express). *Update*: Saudi Arabia Warns Trump Not To Block Oil Imports (Zero Hedge)

Secret Backdoor On Android Phones Sends Text Data To China

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Security experts are warning that China could be secretly monitoring 700 million Android handsets. They have discovered a ‘backdoor’ software that is shipped with smartphones and other devices that sends users’ personal data to China without their knowledge or consent. Fox News reports: Kryptowire, the security firm that discovered the vulnerability, confirmed this information on its website on Tuesday. The firm wrote that certain Android devices contain pre-installed software that collects and sends personal data, such as texts and geographical location, to an unauthorized third-... more »

A question for Objectivists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
A friend asked a question recently in which I thought a few of you may be interested, or have your own answer. This was mine: *Q: Many people have viewed/read Rand's works but they did not become Objectivists (Paul Ryan, Clarence Thomas, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Vince Vaughn, Sandra Bullock, Rob Lowe, etc). What was your journey to become an Objectivist and how do we best encourage people to truly learn the values of Objectivism?* A: For me, I took a year off after school to read everything I could get my hands on, to find answers to some of the questions to which we'...more »

Earthquake engineering is harder than you think

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
DESIGNING BUILDINGS THAT respond safely in an earthquake is much harder than you think. I hear folk who think it’s simple; who wonder why even in a “moderate” quake Wellington’s buildings seem to be falling apart. The thing is that designing to respond properly to every earthquake means designing to respond to every *possible* earthquake – and there’s no way of knowing what earthquake you are going to get when even The Moderate One comes. Just remember that the earthquake that proved most disastrous in Christchurch was the one in which the ground did something it wasn’t suppo... more »

The Gallic Wars

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 After a long and crazy joyride in overshoot, enormous bills are coming due. Industrial civilization is sliding toward foreclosure. Capitalism gets the blame, but the roots of the madness go far deeper, older than ancient empires. Many public buildings in America imitate the architecture of the Roman Empire, with their rows of tall stone columns. Like ancient empires, our economic tentacles reach far into distant provinces, sucking up the wealth. Like them, we are obsessed with perpetual growth, by any means necessary, to avoid being absorbed by competing empires. Empires mu... more »

U.S. Senator John McCain Warns President-Elect Trump That A Thaw With Russia Is Unacceptable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
America should side with “those fighting tyranny,” said Sen. John McCain. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS *Washington Post:* *A Trump administration thaw with Russia is ‘unacceptable,’ McCain says* Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent his first shot across the bow of President-elect Donald Trump’s national security plans Tuesday, saying that any attempt to “reset” relations with Russia is unacceptable. “With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladi­mir Putin has said in recent days that he wants to improve relations with the United States,” Mc...more »

From The Mouths Of Babes... And Noam Chomsky

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I was just watching a giant L.A. school district walk-out on TV, tens of thousands of students protesting Trump's odd and very questionable ascension to the presidency. L.A. students I've spoken with are worried about Trump's intolerance, xenophobia, racism, misogyny and homophobia and how that mindset may manifest itself as part of a policy agenda sure to be rubber-stamped for the next 2 years by a Republican Congress. But the other topic I heard from the majority of students I spoke with in the last week was Climate Change. These young people take it a lot more seriously than my...more »

Towards a Rational Legal Philosophy of Individual Rights

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 8 hours ago
This article was first publishe on Dissident Voice. By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD Summary: I briefly describe the anthropological origin and recent statutory embodiments of human rights of individuals. I show that the modern “democratic” state moderates the rights of individuals by both: (1) violating the said rights in order to maintain and enforce the societal dominance hierarchy, and (2)

New Zealand Cow Family Rescued After Quake

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Two cows and a calf trapped following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand have been rescued. The animals were stranded on an island of grass after Monday’s earthquake triggered landslides around them. CNN.com reports: Their owner said the rescue was delayed because of fears the ground could crumble. “It was a difficult exercise,” Derrick Millton, the farmer who owns the cows, told CNN. “We dug a path for them, and once they realized what was happening they meandered their way across to safety.” The beef cows — two adults and a calf — were without water for 24 hours. They we... more »

45 dager igjen

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 9 hours ago
Hei dere ♥ Ja, som tittelen sier så er det 45 dager igjen av doktorgradsarbeidet mitt, og det er grunnen til at bloggen har gått i dvale... Ikke at jeg er syk (med mindre smertene i nakken og armene kan telle som syk, da :/ ) - hverken sånn "vanlig", eller fordi jeg var i Japan for halvannet år siden. Jeg fikk nemlig en litt bekymret melding i går, om jeg kanskje var blitt syk - feks etter å ha vært i Japan. I den sammenhengen (stråling og Fukushima og sånn) vil jeg anbefale dette innlegget som jeg skrev i Aftenposten etter ulykken. Jeg kan også fortelle at dersom det skulle være noe... more »

Alaskans Stand with Standing Rock 'NO DAPL'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Alaskans Stand With Standing Rock #NoDAPL Contact: Carl Wassilie, Alaska's Big Village Network carlwassilie.acyn@gmail.com Dune Lankard, Alaska Representative, Center for Biological Diversity dlankard@biologicaldiversity.org When: Start: November 15, 2016 at 3:45-5:15pm Where: Davis Highway, Anchorage, AK 99508 [Parking at Davis Park, located on Mountain View Drive & Davis Hwy.

The weird incompetence of our elites!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016Big polling experts in action:* Credit where due! Among cable stars, Lawrence O'Donnell took the cake when it came to crazily bogus predictions. In this earlier post, we recalled the ridiculous way he assured the world that Candidate Clinton was running away with Florida. A few nights later—on Friday, November 4—he opened his show with the number-crunching prediction savant, Princeton professor Sam Wang. Professor Wang said the Senate could go either way. No so with the White House! O'DONNELL (11/4/16): *Your consortium has put out a projection of a 99 ...more »

Virus Kills Mother Serving 30 Days In Jail For Missing Child Support

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A Michigan woman has died from a virus infection while serving 30 days in Macomb County Jail for falling behind on her child support payments. 37-year-old Jennifer Meyers pleaded for help until she died while being virtually ignored by guards, a lawsuit charges. NY Daily News reports: Jennifer Meyers passed away from a slow-moving virus 12 days into her sentence at Macomb County Jail in 2013. Even though other prisoners noticed something was wrong, guards and medical personnel did not see what was happening to Meyers, witnesses said in video statements obtained by Click on Detroi...more »

Dutch Leader Launches ‘De-Islamization’ Manifesto

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Far-right Dutch leader Geert Wilders has launched a manifesto that calls for the “de-Islamization” of the Netherlands. Wilders is the founder and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands and currently leads in the polls to be the next prime minister. The manifesto calls for all mosques to be closed and for the Koran to be banned. Wilders believes that the Muslim holy book contains passages that are anti-Semitic and incite violence. The wild haired politician has in the past been credited with slogans such as: “We [in the West] are all Israel” and “Our Western cultu... more »

Another Fight In The Ukraine Parliament

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Ukrainian MPs throw punches over accusations of Kremlin links* A brawl broke out between two Ukrainian MPs on Monday during a meeting of parliament faction leaders in Kiev, as one party leader accused another of working with the Kremlin and calling for him to be jailed. Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Radical Party, was on the receiving end of several punches thrown by Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko after he accused Boyko of traveling to Moscow to receive orders from the government there. "Instructions must be received from your own people, from Ukrainians," Lyashko ... more »

Ben Carson Admits What Trump Won't: He's Not Qualified

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Professor Eliot Cohen and former counsel to Condi Rice was asked by the teetering Trumpists to make recommendations on national security positions: Eliot A. Cohen . . . said in an interview on Tuesday that a Trump transition aide asked him for recommendations for the national security team. But when Mr. Cohen suggested the caveat that many foreign policy hands would only enlist if there were credible people leading national security agencies and departments, he said he received a vituperative email in response. The tone of the email surprised him, he said, expressing a level of ve... more »

Another European Country Elects A Pro-Russian Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC*: *Pro-Moscow figure Igor Dodon claims Moldova presidency* Pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon has won the second round of Moldova's presidential election. With almost all the ballots counted, Mr Dodon, who wants to restore close ties with Russia, had 52.18% of the vote. His rival, pro-European candidate Maia Sandu, polled 47.82%. The national vote marks the first direct presidential election in Moldova for 20 years. Since 1996 presidents of Moldova have been chosen by parliament. The election was seen as a battle between those supporting closer ties with Russia and those want... more »

Trump Expected To End US Aid To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump said that he is likely to end the US support of “moderate” Syrian rebel groups, according to an interview in the Wall Street Journal Trump said that “we have no idea who these people are” and added that the US needs to focus on defeating ISIS. Antiwar.com reports: The interview only briefly touched on foreign policy, but Trump echoed similar concerns about backing Syrian rebels in the past, saying that the defeat of Assad could lead to something even worse in the country, and today warning that backing the rebellion risks starting a fight with Syria an... more »

Heading to India for Peace Conference

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
I am heading today to Visakhapatnam, India for a peace and human development conference that the Global Network is co-sponsoring. Global Network board member J. Narayana Rao, who lives in Nagpur, India, in recent years has been organizing an annual peace conference in order to introduce Indian students, academics and peace workers to the issues surrounding the militarization of space. The US has been working hard to bring India into the space warfare program in order to tilt the power in the region away from China. So as corporate globalization has moved low-paying jobs to India... more »

Killer Mike Proves Real Leaders are Truth-Tellers by Saying What Most People Won’t

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - When someone speaks the truth, it's impossible to deny it. The post Killer Mike Proves Real Leaders are Truth-Tellers by Saying What Most People Won’t appeared first on Waking Times.

Despite Brexit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
From BBC News on Twitter: The phrase "despite Brexit" isn't one I can see anywhere in what Google's chief executive said. It looks as if it's the BBC's choice of words.

The New Electric Jaguar

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/jaguar-reveals-i-pace-electric-car/ The Telegraph motoring correspondent puffs up the launch of the new Jaguar electric car, despite details still seeming to be scarce and the price not set yet. However, Alan Tovey, the Industry Editor, explained the real reasons for Jaguar’s move into the electric car market in Sunday’s Telegraph: […]

The way Amy Chozick handles her facts!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016One episode out of a million:* As we type, Hillary Clinton has expanded her lead in the popular vote to roughly 860,000 votes, with votes still being counted. As Kellyanne Conway parades around citing the "mandate" received by Trump, this is a serious news topic. On Sunday, The Atlantic published an actual news report concerning the ongoing count. The Atlantic's actual news report contained some real information. The Atlantic's Andrew McGill linked to David Wasserman, an editor at Cook Political Report who is tracking turnout. According to McGill, Wasser... more »

Bannon, Breitbart, alt-right: a new day needs a new hysteria

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*Alt-right has won the election. Get used to it, leftards.* Days ago, I couldn't tell you with any certainty who Steve Bannon was. Months ago, I couldn't even accurately tell you what "alt-right" meant. Nevertheless, certain people are very nervous about these things today and many of us were encouraged to learn that we're close to these names. *The alt-right key* Donald Trump picked Steve Bannon as the chief strategist of his administration. It's not shocking: Steve Bannon was the "CEO" of the Trump campaign. The campaign ended successfully which is why there is some reason to t... more »

John Boliton

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
A crazy mustache of a man. Yosmetie Sam not a cartoon.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Turmoil On The National Security File In The Trump Transition Team?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Ex-Intelligence Chairman Rogers Leaves Trump Transition Team* * Former lawmaker had been tapped to advise on national security * Trump faces task of stocking government after surprise win Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers left President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, days after Trump’s surprise victory and a shakeup at the top of the team’s organizational chart. Rogers’ abrupt departure came at the request of team officials, said two people familiar with the matter. The Michigan Republican, who’d also worked for the FBI, had been tapped t...more »

Should The Trump Children Be Given Top Security Clearances?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CBS*: *Trump team seeks top-secret security clearances for Trump's children* *President-elect Donald Trump is potentially seeking top secret security clearances for his children, sources tell CBS News.* The Trump team has asked the White House to explore the possibility of getting his children the top secret security clearances. Logistically, the children would need to be designated by the current White House as national security advisers to their father to receive top secret clearances. However, once Mr. Trump becomes president, he would be able to put in the request himself. ... more »

Stupid Bastards, You Finally Did It

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
Oh, *this *will end well... If one audits just NBC's online news feed, you'll immediately get a queasy sense that all is not right in Trump USA (formerly Washington, DC). First, there's the Stalinist purge taking place: The Donald Trump transition, already off to slow start, bogged down further Tuesday with the abrupt resignation of former Congressman Mike Rogers, who had been coordinating its national security efforts. Two sources close to Rogers said he had been the victim of what one called a "Stalinesque purge," from the transition of people close to New Jersey ... more »

"The Election Of Donald Trump Is Already Having An Enormous Impact On The Economy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The Election Of Donald Trump Is Already Having* * An Enormous Impact On The Economy"* By Michael Snyder "The election of Donald Trump has sent shockwaves through the U.S. economy and the U.S. financial system. Since November 8th, the Dow has hit a brand new all-time record high, the U.S. dollar has strengthened greatly, and bank stocks are way up. But not all of the economic news is good news. Unlike stocks, bonds have reacted very negatively to Trump’s election victory. The past week has been an absolute bloodbath for bond traders, and as you will see below this is going to have ...more »

Will There Be A New CIA 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program Under A Trump Administration?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Photo*: Jose Rodriguez (Wikipedia) *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast*: *Trump Backer Pushes for New CIA ‘Enhanced Interrogation’* Jose Rodriguez destroyed tapes of interrogations during the Bush years, and he says the next president should go further than waterboarding terrorist suspects. The former senior CIA officer who championed waterboarding hopes President-elect Donald Trump will bring back harsh interrogation methods—and bring the CIA back into the business of interrogating terrorist suspects. “We have to be able to capture terrorists. We have to be able to interrogate them.... more »

Quote of the Day: On closing your borders

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 12 hours ago
*“Protectionism and autarky [closing off a nation economically] always result in shifting production from the centres where conditions are more favourable— i.e., from where the output for the same amount of physical input is higher—to centres where they are less favourable. The more productive resources remain unused while the less productive are utilised. The effect is a general drop in the productivity of human effort, and thereby a lowering of the standard of living all over the world.”* ~ Ludwig Von Mises, from his book *Omnipotent Government* *.* Content is copyright PC.Blo... more »

Fukushima is Getting Steamier on TEPCO Web Cam 1

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
TEPCO CAM 1 00:26 November 16, 2016 (Japan Time) 3:05 November 16, 2016: TBS Cam is off the air. Nothing unusual on the Futaba cam Netc's radiation readings for the most recent period are interesting. Link: https://www.netc.com/ I ran animation for Japan and the US: The levels spiked all over Japan around 8:00 AM November 14 (Japan time) and then dropped with no elevated levels reported anywhere in Japan for almost 12 hours. This is the second time I've seen this pattern. I have no idea what it means. The current readings in the US are hot at 11:15 November 15 (Mountain T... more »

"When Elite Privilege Breaks"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"When Elite Privilege Breaks"* by Paul Rosenberg "Finding parallels with Rome is a fun topic for writers, and just recently I came across some very interesting ones. They grabbed my attention, and they may grab yours as well. These passages (in *bold*) are from "The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000," by Peter Brown: *"Emperor, military, and civilian populations alike needed the idea of a “barbarian threat” to justify their own existence." *Just as our grand states need terrorists to justify their existence, immigrants to threaten the populace, and... more »

It Didn't Have to Be This Way

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Was the 2016 Democratic Primary the pivot on which the next half-century turned?* *by Gaius Publius* I won't do this too often, but I will do it from time to time, because the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party continues to this day. I want to remind us all of what might have been, and why it's not. I believe if we forget the past, we risk losing the future. Let's start here, with Touré: As a longtime Hillary supporter I want to apologize to Bernie folks. I was wrong. I now think his economic populist message could’ve won. — Touré (@Toure) November 9, 2016 And move to ... more »

ICC Report Claims That US Forces And The CIA May Have Committed War Crimes In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times:** U.S. Forces May Have Committed War Crimes in Afghanistan, Prosecutor Says* The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that she had a “reasonable basis to believe” that American soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan, including torture. The international prosecutor has been considering whether to begin a full-fledged investigation into potential war crimes in Afghanistan for years. In Monday’s announcement, the prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, signaled that a full investigation was likely. Still, the prosecutor did not announce a final decis... more »

World News Briefs -- November 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*:* Syria Regime and Aleppo Rebels Gird for Battle* President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and opposition fighters are massing on the city’s long front line The front line that divides Aleppo is marked by sandbags and overturned vehicles and zigzags through the cobblestone streets of the Old City’s historic souk. Despite years of bombardment by the Syrian regime and rebel counterattacks, the line has barely moved. The warring sides are now hunkered down and massing on either side of the five-mile-long frontier, girding for intensified battles for control of the ci... more »

This mustn't be allowed to happen again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The BBC have a new crusade, word chosen deliberately, this time it's against 'fake news'. The PM show included a long piece explaining how 'fake news' could have affected the result of the US Presidential Election. The mainstream media have realised that they have lost their control of the agenda and thus the minds of the electorate. The incessant pro left of centre propagandising by the BBC and others has been effectively countered by the new Alt Right media and the mainstream media have decided to fight back. Their chosen ground is 'fake news' but a cursory look at sights such... more »

Israel Planned To Supply 40% Less Water To Palestinians Than Settlers

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Israel’s water authority had planned to supply Palestinians in the West Bank with 40% less water than settlers. Yuval Steinitz , the Israeli National Infrastructure Minister has rejected as ‘unacceptable’ the propasal that would have seen the country’s national water company build more infrastructure to provide water for Jewish settlements, than for Palestinians, who are already receiving less. RT reports: In its future infrastructure plan, discussed at an unpublicized official meeting in September, the state-owned Mekorot Water Company proposed increasing the amount of water for ... more »

Well, America, You Get What You Voted For: Donald Drumpf States That The Criminal State Of Israel Should Keep Building Its Illegal Settlements!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
Well, apparently the "honeymoon" with America going gaga over their new President-Elect, Donald Drumpf, may now officially be over.... I knew that there was more to Mr. Drumpf than what the American people were being told, especially in his policies towards the criminal Jews and their psychotic state of Israel.. And it did not take long before his true colors would come out for everyone to see.. For according to the following report, right from the evil ones themselves at The Times Of Israel, at www.timesofisrael.com, Donald Drumpf supposedly stated earlier today that the psychos in... more »

Should journals reject papers solely on ethical grounds?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Recently, an ecology journal received a submission that made them pause. In order to conduct their research, the authors had to kill thousands of fish. The study had been approved by conservation authorities, but it still wasn’t sitting well with the journal. So it rejected the paper, on ethical grounds. Biological Conservation explained its decision in […] The post Should journals reject papers solely on ethical grounds? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Who's the Leading Contender for Anti-Semite, White Supremacist, Homophobic, Alt Right Leader, and Very Dangerous Person™?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*that would be Steve Bannon.* This is known as the politics of personal destruction. I guess the libtards got tired of attacking Trump directly, so they've decided on attacking Steve Bannon. CNN, known for it's fair and non-partisan reporting (I'm kidding) had this to say: Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News before Trump hired him in August to run the campaign. The site has a history of publishing incendiary and divisive stories, many of which are outright anti-Semitic, misogynist and racist Now Trump has appointed Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor, ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Obama: Trump committed to upholding NATO* President Obama said his successor Donald Trump is committed to upholding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in his first press conference since the election. "In my conversation with the president-elect, he expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships. And so one of the messages I will be able to deliver is his commitment to NATO and the Transatlantic Alliance," Obama told reporters Monday before embarking on his final trip abroad. Obama said he would assure foreign leaders ... more »

TEABAGGED: Slippery New Yorker scribe, go home!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016Part 2—Denies truth about Trump voters:* We start with two important questions: Who the heck is Larissa McFarquhar? Also, can she can possibly be deported before Obama leaves office? The reasons for our questions are fairly obvious. In the October 10 New Yorker, McFarquhar committed an offense against Right Thinking. She had been sent to West Virginia, determined to argue a pernicious claim about the state's vast supply of Trump voters. (Trump beat Clinton in the state, 68.7 percent to 26.5.) Here she is, at the start of her endless piece, discussing a... more »

This is what Trump's rhetoric has unleashed

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
People such as Pamela Ramsey Taylor and Beverly Whaling should be publicly shamed for their disgusting comments: Racist post about Michelle Obama causes backlash. The Mainichi November 15, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20161115/p2g/00m/0in/041000c CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor are under scrutiny after a racist post about first lady Michelle Obama caused a backlash and prompted calls on social media for both women to be fired. Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Don... more »

Mosul Campaign Day Twenty-Nine, Nov 14, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Hashd re-startedits push to the southwest of Mosul. For the last several days they were consolidating their position and likely re-supplying. On November 14 they made a new advance takingseven towns. Elements of the 9thDivision freed a town in the southeast as well. In Mosul there were more reports of civilian casualties. Bas News had a story that shelling killed 63 civilians in the eastern Qadisiyah neighborhood. Iraq Oil Report mentioned that the Islamic State executed civilians in two different areas on charges of collaborating with the government and refusing to evacuate... more »

UK Government Rejects MPs’ Call To Stop Saudi Arms Sales

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The British government has rejected calls from two parliamentary committees to temporarily suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the Kingdom’s war crimes in Yemen. Two committees of MPs recently released a joint report urging the government to stop arms sales until the United Nations conducted an investigation into the Saudi atrocities. Despite the the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen, Britain has signed off £3.3 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia since March 2015, when the Saudi’s launched its bombardment to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power ...more »

President Obama 'Schools' Hillary Clinton On How To Win A Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Obama's pointed rebuke to Clinton for election loss as he tells how HE won by going to 'every fish fry*' * Hit Clinton for taking it easy as Donald Trump barnstormed the nation * The president was taking questions for the first time since his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, lost to Donald Trump * Said he was victorious in Iowa - a swing state that's mostly white - 'not because of the demographics' * Said it was because he spent 87 days going to 'every small town and fair and fish fry and VFW hall' * To Democrats who are 'discouraged' by last Tuesday's ele... more »

The Anti-Otis As the New White House Minister of Hate

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Those readers who are cool enough to be fans of the old Andy Griffith TV show will remember Otis Campbell, the lovable and good-hearted town drunk who made a habit of visiting the bootlegger, getting bombed, and turning himself in at the Mayberry jail, where he regularly locked himself into "his" own cell. Donald Trump has just appointed the hateful and sinister Anti-Otis, Steve Bannon, as the new Chief Strategist and Chief Counsel to the President of the United States. Now that it is sinking in that Trump has appointed the first white nationalist to a key White House position, t... more »

How fake peer review happens: An impersonated reviewer speaks

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Earlier this month, BioMed Central and Springer announced that they were retracting nearly 60 papers for a host of related issues, including manipulating the peer-review process. Recently, we were contacted by one of the reviewers who was impersonated by some of the authors of the retracted papers. The scientist wants to remain anonymous, but provided […] The post How fake peer review happens: An impersonated reviewer speaks appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russia Is Gripped By President-elect Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Olga Zeveleva, Politico*: *Trump fever grips Russia* *Watching the US elections in Moscow.* MOSCOW — As exit polls from the American presidential elections rolled in, I was making my way from London to a snow-covered Moscow to visit my grandmother. What I saw when I got there surprised me: Russia was gripped by election fever. The U.S. was entering a new era, and Moscow wanted to go along for the ride. For three days I watched as state television covered the intricacies of the U.S. election as if the rest of the world was on hold. I talked to students who could not concentrate ... more »

Russian Aircraft Carrier Jets Launch First Strikes Against ISIS In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The Russian military has launched a large-scale operation against terrorists stationed in Syria. Russian warplanes flying from its aircraft carrier deployed off the coast of Syria, conducted their first strikes against foreign-backed terrorists in Homs and Idlib provinces. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that jets from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, which was recently deployed in the eastern Mediterranean, had launched their first strikes against ISIS and Al-Nusra Front positions. Terrorist positions were also hit with cruise missiles from the friga... more »

Russia Announces It Has Launched A Major Air Offensive Against Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*RT:* *Russian carrier takes part in massive strikes on terrorists in Syria’s Idlib & Homs provinces – MoD* The Russian military has launched a large-scale operation against terrorists stationed in Homs and Idlib provinces of Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday. *"Today at 10:30 and 11:00 we launched a large-scale operation against the positions of Islamic State and Al-Nusra [terrorist groups] in the provinces of Idlib and Homs,"* Shoigu said at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leadership of the Russian Armed Forces. The 'Ad... more »

One People 15 Nov 2016: Through the looking glass

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
After about 3 minutes discussion on the current political fuckery, Donald Trump, and the "Purple Revolution", we took the rabbit hole less travelled and went through the looking glass.... This may be the strangest One People show yet as we struggled to explain the energetic work being done by so many around the world in order to end this ‘game’ we call the matrix/construct. Communicating concepts that the english language has no words for is sometimes a rather frustrating thing, lol. d


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * NYPD: In Trump's NYC, We Can Hide Our Faces And Our Badges Kremlin Gains Two More European Allies As Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russian Presidents ISIS is using wooden tanks and bearded mannequins to try and trick US warplanes over Mosul The world's first brain-implant is letting a paralysed woman communicate We've been underestimating the costs of natural disasters by up to 60%, according to a World Bank study Foreign Minister Steinmeier poised to be Germany's next president The Daily Mail was evacuated after a 'suspicious package' was found 2016 will be the hot... more »

The U.S. Army Wants Lasers On Their Next-Generation Combat Vehicle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
General Dynamics Stryker MEHEL 2.0 fitted with a 5kW laser weapon system at AUSA 2016, the Association Of United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition, in Washington D.C. *Army Recognition*: *Next generation of U.S. army combat vehicles will feature laser weapon system.* The U.S. Army's next-generation combat vehicle will probably run on alternative energy sources and feature directed-energy laser weapons, advanced-composite armor and an active protection system, according military experts. While laser technology is emerging for weapons, Dr. Bryan Cheeseman, said more research ... more »

Hayek In Full Fruition

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump has admitted that he doesn't read much. Instead, he pays attention to" the shows." However, there is one book -- even though he's probably never read it -- that Trump carries around in his head. In fact, for the last fifty years, most politicians have been carrying it around in their heads. George Monbiot writes: The book [is] The Constitution of Liberty by Frederick Hayek. Its publication, in 1960, marked the transition from an honest, if extreme, philosophy to an outright racket. The philosophy was called neoliberalism. It saw competition as the defining characteris... more »


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 16 hours ago
After a series of delays, many of which brought on by the May fire, I was finally able to get down to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary this past weekend. This place had long been on my radar. and while I doubted I would see anything new for my year list at least I got there, which was just fine with me. While it was quite overcast, it didn't rain and the temperature was a balmy 12C so I wasn't about to complain. I should add as well that I was using a new camera I had picked up that morning (waiting for the battery to charge in my hotel room was the longest 2 hours in my ... more »

Yes, The Democratic Establishment Dragged Us Into Another Loss, But Why It's Not All Gloom And Doom Around Here

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
A few years ago Blue America's list of endorsed candidates had the biggest success rate of any PAC recruiting and endorsing candidates. We beat NARAL, the Sierra Club, the Human Rights Campaign and the League of Conservation Voters that year-- not to mention the NRA and Club for Growth. I laughed when I read the stats. Blue America isn't about picking candidates who will make the PAC look good. Blue America is about endorsing and working with the candidates-- like unlikely winners Donna Edwards, Alan Grayson and Elizabeth Warren-- who will fight for the legitimate aspirations of wo... more »

An Unfinished Bridge Is A Symbol On The Souring of Relations Between China And North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The unfinished New Yalu River bridge that was designed to connect China’s Dandong and and North Korea’s Sinuiju. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters *The Guardian*: *Unfinished bridge reveals broken state of North Korea's alliance with China* It was a £250m project to strengthen China’s bond with its isolated neighbour. But two years on from its expected completion, the bridge joining Dandong and Sinuiju remains unfinished: an emblem of an uneasy alliance gone sour. From Dandong, the largest Chinese city on the border with North Korea, it’s just a short hop to the Hermit Kingdom – or... more »

Asia Is On Alert For A New Nuclear Or Missile Test By North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) watches a long range rocket launch into the air in North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 7, 2016. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo *USA Today:* *U.S. on alert for new nuclear or missile test by North Korea* TOKYO — Among the pressing issues facing President-elect Donald Trump when he takes office on Inauguration Day will be North Korea’s rogue nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs — and a crisis might not wait that long. U.S. forces and allies in Japan and South Korea are on alert for a new missile launch after recent sate... more »

John Oliver on Trump: This is NOT Normal!

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
If you have not seen this and don't have HBO, make yourself a cup of coffee and start your day off right.

Russia Resumes Airstrikes in Syria- Targetting Industrial Production of Weapons

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Russian sources did not mention Aleppo as a target (as of these reports)* *Activists are reporting strikes on Aleppo (those claims need corroboration)* *Link "Today at 10:30 and 11 am (0730 and 0800 GMT), we started a major operation to conduct mass fire damage on the Islamic State and the Al-Nusra Front's positions in the Idlib and Homs provinces," Shoigu was quoted as saying by TASS news agency, using the former name of Fateh al-Sham Front.* *"For the first time in our naval history, the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov started taking part in combat," he added.* *Link: Russia a... more »

Putin And Trump Make Contact Over The Phone

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, according to the Kremlin. The two leaders reportedly shared their views on ways to combat international terrorism and extremism, and on settling the crisis in Syria. Sputnik reports: Putin reportedly congratulated the president-elect on his victory, and wished him success. The Russian president reportedly told the US president-elect that Russia is ready to maintain constructive dialogue with the new US administration, based on principles of equal rights, mutual respect, and ... more »

Jet fighter in a love dogfight

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
so much is stratosphric and so much is fear of lving alone and the sonic boom settels over the neighbourd and we need new windows all around because\ of the sonic boom

Understanding Sea Level Rise With Leo DiCaprio

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Leonardo DiCaprio is worried that we are all going to drown soon. Which no doubt explains explains why he is spending millions building an ultra-luxury resort for his rich buddies on a Caribbean island most of which is less than a foot above sea level. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3934772/Wish-Final-plans-Leonardo-DiCaprio-s-ultra-luxury-private-eco-resort-104-acre-island-Belize-released.html […]

High School Walkouts to Protest Trump

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
From Teen Vogue, no less: Since Donald Trump was elected president last week, there have been protests around the country. Students held protests and rallies at the University of Connecticut, University of Texas, and Yale University, among many others, and high-schoolers staged walkouts in Arizona, Washington, and Iowa. And today, high school students in Los Angeles staged a massive walkout in protest of the president-elect, the *Los Angeles Times* reported. Hundreds of students from high schools across east L.A. left their classes and marched to L.A. City Hall, a mile and a half ... more »

Keep Speaking the Truth

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Rather then promoting lies:* Truth Exists: Only Lies Are Invented

About the Secretary of Ed

Susan O at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
@susanohaIf retired neurosurgeon Carson becomes Sec of Ed, as teacher & author of 25 ed books, I'll insist on right to perform brain surgery on Trump

David Suskit

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
totally right we need to keep our birthright clean air clean water that is our survieve

all our problems have simple solutions

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
be good to each other and create equal societies no matter what

Free Printable Christmas Tags

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #SkittlesBeard #SweetSelfie #CollectiveBias It is starting to feel more like Christmas around here. I am ready to break out the tree and the stockings right after Thanksgiving. I love the feeling that Christmas has, the giving, merry feeling makes waiting the whole year so worth it. One of my favorite parts of the season is wrapping presents for each of my loved ones. I love picking out something I know they will love and wrapping it. For years, my husband ha... more »

Racist lives matter least

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Ok I get it but it not going to win we all got to get along or we will fall together


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Trump's Education Plan: School Choice for 'Every Single Inner City Child in America'* As presented on the campaign trail and detailed on the Trump-Pence website, President–elect Donald Trump wants to implement school choice programs in all 50 states that will allow students and their parents to pick the school that works best for them, and the money to pay for it will follow the student, not the school bureaucracy. “If we can put a man on the moon, dig out the Panama Canal, and win two World Wars, then I have no doubt that we, as a nation, can provide school choice to every disa... more »

Asking why there is love

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
I love because I am comfortable thats about it it fits the chemistry is stable and intoxicating like if Bill Cosby was sexy

An Interview with Ed Conard

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 18 hours ago
Click here to watch me interview Ed Conard about his new book, *The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class *for C-SPAN Book TV’s “After Words.”


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Does the World Need Climate Insurance? The Best Scientific and Economic Evidence Says NO* Executive Summary President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers asserts that climate insurance, like fire insurance, is just common sense. Their analogy, however, is fundamentally wrong. House fires are not only serious, but also common. We know what causes them, how often they occur, and the amount of damage that results. For a few hundred dollars a year, a homeowner can protect himself against a known risk of a catastrophic incident. Yet there is no empirical evidence that catastrophic c...more »

That aint no way to say goodbye

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
The cultural touchstones of my life are falling like I am stuck in some kind of autum and its totally relevant because every voice is warning me winter is comming goodbye Leonard Cohen arguably the most culture encapulated in one man that has ever left Canada Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river. You can hear the boats go by, You can spend the night beside her. And you know she's half crazy, But that's why you want to be there. And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China. And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her, Then she ge...more »

Snowflake Brown Snow Diary Day not more than ten

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
Trump needs to be in the news everyday and today he is just a failure, a loser, a big fat squirrel hair loser the best I can find is that Laura Ingram might be his press secrectary. Laura is like Ann Coulter without speculation she has had a sex change. Laura has good things to say about Rick Santourioum thats about all you need to know.

Trump's Administration: The Swamp Deepens

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
With Breitbart exec in the White House, Neo-Conservative John Bolton and his establishment agenda already has a foot in the door. *November 15, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The so-called "alternative right" is at least posing as holding its breath over the prospects of Bush-era Neo-Conservative John Bolton being appointed as US Secretary of State. However, with the appointment of Breitbart's Steven Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, Bolton and his Neo-Conservative agenda already has a solid foot in the d... more »

A quasi-anthropic stringy reason why dark matter is no WIMP?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*Why my followers, moderate anthropic believers, may only believe some anthropically sounding arguments* Brilliant physicist Bobby Acharya has tweeted about the media coverage, e.g. in Phys.ORG, of their April 2016 paper The lightest visible-sector supersymmetric particle is likely to be unstable that appeared in PRL two weeks ago. The dark matter particle hasn't been directly detected on Earth although it could have been. So the probability that it is a WIMP – a weakly interacting massive particle – has decreased. It hasn't decreased "spectacularly" but it has arguably decreased "... more »

Democratic Party - Situation Dire

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What is major in this election is that the Democratic Party was comprehensively defeated everywhere. This means that the Donald's coattails were broad and jumped voters into every race. No one expected that. He enters office with a clear mandate on a number of strategic issues as well and now also has the house, the senate, and even enough governors to get things done. This has not actually happened for a long time. Also unremarked is that Trump comprehensively defeated the whole array of professional politicos while he was at it. These are the folks who essentially took ove... more »

Let the Kids Work

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
It is biologically practical to have youth do light work that is economic valuable. What is not practical is to switch out proper education for such effort. However then we are back to my argument about the natural four hour shift. Education takes a maximum of five effective hours per day and this could be readily trimmed to four hours. The fact remains that the best use of those other four hours happens to be light work for he community. It can lead directly it vastly improved physical fitness, broad skill acquisition and a vastly improved physical environment. All that suc... more »

Do Genetically Modified Crops Really Increase Yields?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What this means is that the GMO - roundup protocol has been a complete failure and is not justified at all. It does not stop the use of round up which predates all this but it certainly supports a serious reduction in usage. Considering that it has now been also shown that organic methodology is comparable to best industrial practice as well it is high time that we pulled back and worked to support organic farming in particular at the policy level. That means ending subsidies for non organic protocols generally and transferring all that to th...more »

1995: The Mysterious Life and Death of Philip Schneider

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
First off, Paul Schneider was silenced twenty years ago. That is a long time to continue development from his point of disclosure. Rather importantly he completely confirms the existence of an extensive underground mining operation as we have also determined. His description makes it far more extensive that i ever imagined. Do note that he quotes a base set in three cubic miles. That would be its geometric extent and not represent actual volumes of rock removed. We also talk Dulce. This is likely the first alien base uncovered and integrated into the dark programs. Thus the ... more »

Election Fraud: Three Million Votes Were Cast By Illegal Aliens

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Three million votes counted in this years U.S. presidential election were cast by illegal aliens, according to well known election monitoring organization. Greg Phillips of VoteFraud.org claims that Trump would have won the election by a huge landslide if the widespread vote fraud had been stamped out ahead of the election. “We have verified more than three million votes cast by non-citizens,” he tweeted, after confirming that the group had extensively analysed a database of 180 million voter registrations. We have verified more than three million votes cast by non-citizens. We ar... more »

Trump’s Friend To ‘Drain The Swamp’ In British Parliament

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
One of Donald Trump’s closest British allies is planning to “drain the swamp” in Parliament in an effort to bring Trump’s vision to the UK. Arron Banks, a major UKIP funder, is planning on creating a new movement that he says will put 200 parliamentary candidates against MPs he deems lazy, ineffective, or corrupt at the next general election. Leave.eu reports: The insurance tycoon believes that there is an anti-establishment sentiment in Britain that can be harnessed at election time, similar to the forces that have led to Brexit and to Mr Trump’s victory in the United States. He ... more »

NYPD Deploy Top Secret X-Ray Vans

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The NYPD have deployed military-grade top secret X-ray vans throughout the city, enabling officers to look through walls of buildings and vehicles. The $800,000 vans have been rolled out across New York City, but the NYPD are currently refusing to say what their purpose is. “I will not talk about anything at all about this,” New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said when asked what the Backscatter Vans were being used for. “It falls into the range of security and counter-terrorism activity that we engage in.” Nypost.com reports: “They’re not used to scan people for weapons,” ... more »

China Threaten To Boycott iPhone Due To Trump Win

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
China may halt sales of the iPhone if President-elect Donald Trump decides to go through with his plan of implementing import tariffs on Chinese products. According to a state-run Chinese newspaper the Global Times, Trump’s plan of slapping a 45 percent import tariff on Chinese goods will result in retaliation from China. Cnbc.com reports: “A batch of Boeing orders will be replaced by Airbus. U.S. auto and iPhone sales in China will suffer a setback, and U.S. soybean and maize imports will be halted. China can also limit the number of Chinese students studying in the U.S.,” the G... more »

Report: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani To Be The Next U.S. Secretary of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*WSJ:* *Rudy Giuliani Seen as Top Pick for Secretary of State* *Aides to President-elect Trump are focusing on the former New York City mayor; former U.S. Ambassador to U.N. John Bolton also being considered.* WASHINGTON—Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the leading candidate to be President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would elevate a well-known national figure to become the U.S.’s chief diplomat. Mr. Trump’s aides have also considered former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as a possi...more »

What are the differences between what Bill Clinton said in his 1995 State of the Union Address and what Donald Trump says now?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
https://youtu.be/QMKDMw_KB3Q What are the differences between what Bill Clinton said in his 1995 State of the Union Address and what Donald Trump says now? I see very little difference. Was Bill Clinton called a racist in 1995? Did the BBC react with outrage in 1995? Why the hate for Donald Trump in 2016?

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC America's 11 million undocumented immigrants. Donald Trump says he will deport or jail up to 3 million of them. pic.twitter.com/H0xsOdz3ZB — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 15, 2016

A Look At How The U.S. Military Reacted To Donald Trump's Presidential Victory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Washington Post*:* Like ‘the day Osama was killed’: How the military is reacting to Trump’s victory* Like many Americans, active-duty service members stationed around the world were stunned at Tuesday’s night’s presidential race results. “More than one person has compared it to the day Osama [Bin Laden] was killed,” said one Army officer, referring to the day the al-Qaeda leader was killed during a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs. “I guess there’s a feeling among soldiers that Trump will care about them and fix everything they see as broken about the Army.” *Read more* .... *WNU Edito... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Sea Hawk Takeoff* A MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to take off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 4, 2016. The helicopter crew is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean M. Castellano

Muslim Attacks On Christians In Egypt Are Rising

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A picture taken on August 14, 2013, shows the facade of the Prince Tadros Coptic church after being torched by unknown assailants in the central Egyptian city of Minya. (AFP PHOTO/STR) *Washington Post*: *In post-Arab Spring Egypt, Muslim attacks on Christians are rising* ASEM, Egypt — The Christian and Muslim villagers grew up together, played on the same soccer fields as kids, and attended the same schools in this riverside hamlet. But that didn’t matter on a recent day: An argument between boys sparked clashes between neighbors, with Muslims torching shops owned by Christians. ... more »

What Does Trump’s Victory Mean for the Environment?

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Much has already been written about the significance of Donald Trump’s victory for the environment, with particular emphasis on climate change. There is some speculation that Trump, based on campaign promises, will try to undo some of President Obama’s signature achievements, namely some scuttle that he’s looking for a fast exit from the 2015 Paris […]

Brian Cox - Eat your words; Moon Landing People demand empirical evidence

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Brian Cox, on his rude, massaged-data-evidence throwing appearance on QandA, asked Senator Roberts if he believed in the moon landing; then spluttered: "The idea that NASA — I should say to people, by the way, the Australian Academy of Science have done a brilliant — you can never get any sense on programs like this (Q&A), they're adversarial, but the Australian Academy of Science report is superb. I've brought it because I'm going to come and give it to you in a minute for you to have a read. The accusation that NASA, the Australian, the Met Office in the UK, everybody is collaborat...more »

Trump Clan Dumps Christie, Elevates Priebus And Bannon

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
It isn't hard to imagine why Trump dumped Christie. Just watch the video above, from a year ago, for starters and then put that into the context of the Bridgegate trial and the guilty verdicts this month. Clearly, Christie has some serious legal problems ahead of him and, whatever the outcome, it's also clear that he isn't exactly a man who should be in charge of hiring for a new presidential administration. He two top hires in New Jersey, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, are both headed to prison, whether he is or isn't. Yesterday's *NY Post* claimed that Trump is disgusted by Chr... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “My Orchid Spirit (Extragalactic)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “My Orchid Spirit (Extragalactic)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK_2fgj_Vts

These shaky isles

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
A friend created this map, with data from Geonet NZ, indicating how shaky it’s been the last 48 hours for much of the country. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Two-Thirds Of The World Wide Web Is Under Government Censorship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Verge:* *Two-thirds of the world's internet users live under government censorship: report* Web freedom declined across the globe for the sixth consecutive year, according to a new report Two-thirds of the world's internet users live under regimes of government censorship, according to a report released today. The report from Freedom House, a pro-democracy think tank, finds that internet freedom across the globe declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016, as governments cracked down on social media services and messaging apps. The findings are based on an analysis of web freed... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This pretty, open cluster of stars, M34, is about the size of the Full Moon on the sky. Easy to appreciate in small telescopes, it lies some 1,800 light-years away in the constellation Perseus. At that distance, M34 physically spans about 15 light-years. Formed at the same time from the same cloud of dust and gas, all the stars of M34 are about 200 million years young. * Click image for larger size.* But like any open star cluster orbiting in the plane of our galaxy, M34 will eventually disperse as it experiences gravitational tides and encounters with the Milky Way's interstellar ... more »

The Islamic State Is Using Decoys In The Battle For Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A tank made of wood that was used by Islamic State militants as a diversion tactic is seen in Bawiza, north of Mosul, Iraq November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ari Jalal *Reuters*: *Islamic State uses wooden tanks and bearded mannequins in decoy attempts* Islamic State is using wooden replicas of tanks and Humvees in a bid to subvert an air campaign by the U.S.-led military coalition supporting Iraqi forces in the Mosul operations, even using bearded mannequins to simulate jihadist fighters. The Iraqi army captured a handful of the mockups last week at a training site it retook from the gr... more »

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