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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

16 November - Blogs I'm Following

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Who is behind the falsified AGW fraud? China? Bankers? Communists?

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 25 minutes ago
The Man-made Global Warming hypothesis has been falsified. (see here, here and here.) Man-made Global Warming hypothesis has been falsified. THAT is a given. Man-made Global Warming is a fraud. See Who is promoting the fraud? Well. The Donald as reported by YourNewsWire says: (link) Man-made global warming is a hoax perpetuated by the elite to make money and damage the U.S. economy, according to President-elect Donald Trump – and America isn’t going to stand for it anymore. And my friend, Senator Malcolm Roberts says - as reported by the Australian: (link) Speaking after his wi... more »

Ever Since He Stole The Blues: Mose Allison, 1927-2016

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 29 minutes ago
*-by Denise Sullivan* Jazz-blues singer-songwriter Mose Allison is yet another extraordinary example of the ways in which the best (and by that I mean, the only good) American popular music made by white people borrows, steals, and is inspired by music that is tied to a root of African or African-American origin. American music is, as the narrative goes, where “the races meet;” the space where we walk right in, set right down and let it all hang out. While that is often the case, Black, Latino, other non-white, female, LGBTQ, and disabled musicians will tell you a different story... more »

Republican Electors Launch Campaign To Deny Trump Presidency

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 40 minutes ago
Republican electors have begun a campaign to deny Donald Trump the presidency and defy the will of the people in order to elect an establishment figure they describe as a “qualified Republican” instead. The group, calling themselves Hamilton Electors, have begun backroom discussions to convince the 37 Republican electors they need to overthrow the Trump presidency. “A message for all Republican electors. You have the power of discretion bestowed upon you by the United States constitution,” they say in a video released to drum up support for the movement. “You cannot be required to... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Stand Up For Creation'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
STAND UP FOR CREATION Posted on November 16, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Nov. 16, 2016. Only right and wrong exist in life. We live for the generations here, those in the past and those still to come. Money grabbers live in the moment. Everybody has a choice, the ability to reason. If they don’t use it, they face the consequences for their actions. The more force used against

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Oceansky"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, "Oceansky" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNqxzy-Gyek

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in Cassiopeia? Possibly not, but that is where two bright emission nebulas nicknamed Heart and Soul can be found. The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805 and visible in the featured image on the right, has a shape reminiscent of a classical heart symbol. Both nebulas shine brightly in the red light of energized hydrogen. *Click image for larger size.* Several young open clusters of stars populate the image and are visible here in blue, including the nebula centers. Light takes about 6,000 years to reach us from these nebulas, which tog... more »

Krugman and Schramm: The Fool and the Wise Man

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 3 hours ago
Paul Krugman, post-election: "It is true that we've been adding jobs at a pretty good pace and are quite close to full employment." Prof. Carl J. Schramm, Opinion in 16 Nov 2016 Wall St. Journal: "Despite the addition of 161,000 jobs in October, the labor-force participation rate fell to its second lowest level in nearly 40 years, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve.... America needs at least 325,000 new jobs every month to stanch the growing numbers of discouraged workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics." How low the left sets the bar for employment! High empl... more »

Economic News , Data & Views........November 16 , 2016..... Quick Hits for Wednesday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Economic Data From Asia For Thursday China & Japan News Of Note ; US Markets - Dow Breaks Winning Streak , S&P Modestly Lower While NASDAQ Ends Higher , FX Moves For Wednesday , Oil Items For Wednesday , Fed Speakers ( Mester , Kashkari & Harker ) Collectively Signal December Rate Hike Baked In The Cake ; Additional Items Of Note. 2) Europe In Focus - Greece , EUC / ECB , Europe Refugee Crisis , Merkel , France Items Of Note. 3) US Politics - Democratic Party News Items For Wednesday , Transition Items , Post-Election Aftermath & Analysis . 4) Odds & Ends - Libya , Syria , Turkey & Iraq

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Markets....... Asia.....Thursday *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 54s 54 seconds ago Good morning from Berlin. Asia stocks steady, bounced from the day lows after BoJ unleashes unlimited bond buying for 1st time to cap yields *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hour ago PBOC sets USDCNY mid-point at 6.8692 (prev fix 6.8592, prev close 6.8761); 10th straight weaker fix *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 3h 3 hours ago Economic data due from Asia today (MOAR Fed speakers!) *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago China press on the yuan - unlikely to fall sha... more »

Beware The Honeyed Words Coming From The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Wall Street Joe Crowley-- the establishment Dems want to elevate him now* Democrats aren't going to win back the House in 2018 by spending all their energy whining about Trump's over-the-cliff appointees-- no matter how bizarre Steve Bannon is-- and the growing influence of other far right fringe players, like Ted Cruz adviser, psychotic Islamophobe Frank Gaffney. Hillary hoped to win by emphasizing outreach to "moderate" Republicans. That didn't work out; the college educated suburban whites her campaign was based on reaching abandoned her and went "home" to Trump in the last week.... more »

Trump Blasts Mainstream Media For Spreading ‘Fake News’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Donald Trump has renewed his attack on American mainstream media, blasting the New York Times for spreading fake news and banning reporters who he claims have been proven untrustworthy. Trump railed against the New York Times for creating a fake news story that spread like wildfire throughout mainstream media. The unverified story claimed the president-elect was trying to get top-level security clearance for his children. The story relied on quotes by an unnamed source and was picked up by disreputable mainstream outlets that further fanned the flames of establishment fear by sugg... more »

Trump Warned Against Creating World Peace By US Establishment

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Members of the U.S. military-industrial establishment are getting nervous about President-elect Trump’s plans for world peace and ending the New World Order’s program of endless war. Ordinary citizens of countries around the world do not want war. It is the elites who profit from the military-industrial complex. It is the elites stoking violence and bloodshed and sending working class young people into battle. Trump’s plans to govern according to the wish of the people is already coming under fire by members of the establishment who view peace as a threat to their livelihood. Ron ... more »

The Shredding of Rich Coleman's Latest LNG Bullshit Spinfest-A Straight Goods Special

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* There has been some interesting developments on the British Columbia LNG front.....and the developments are bad news for BC's LNG superpower aspirations... As reported here in previous posts, Japan has officially challenged the legality of "take or pay LNG contracts"...Japan's LNG use is on the decline as a result of several things..number 1..Japan's population is falling by millions...Japan utilities have lost nearly 1 million customers.. _________ *Japan's population is shrinking: What does it mean for the economy?* *Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made ta... more »

"Finding Your Tribe: Your Allies On Life's Journey"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“There’s an old proverb that says you can’t choose your family. You take what the fates hand you. And like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not, you cope. Then there’s the school of thought that says the family you’re born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you until you’re ready to go out into the world and find your tribe.” - “Grey’s Anatomy” *"Finding Your Tribe: Your Allies On Life's Journey"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We all desire to find our tribe, a community of those that feel comfortable to us and nurt... more »

Nov. 16: It's still a little early to see where the world is going.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago
This blog began as a review of the newspapers of Brunswick News which, like almost all newspapers, operate as propaganda sheets for its owner. The method for Brunswick News to do this is largely by keeping its readers in ignorance of what's happening at home and around the world. Today, for example, one of its big, world stories is that a mother in Alabama has been mistreating her son. Wow! That's pure sensationalism of no news value whatever. A big item in local news is that a coffee shop at the local airport will be delayed in its opening. One of the commentaries, by a staff wri... more »

Russia Files Lawsuit Against Microsoft For Shady Business Practises

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Russia has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for its shady business practises against customers using Windows. Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) filed the suit after receiving a complaints from Kaspersky Lab, Russia’s leading antivirus company. Microsoft is accussed of forcing it’s customers to use its Windows Defender antivirus software, which Russia say gives Microsoft an unfair advantage. “Microsoft is the developer of Windows Defender antivirus software, which turns on automatically if a third-party’s software has not adapted in time to Windows 10, and this is an un... more »

Trump’s America: Ford Moves Production From Mexico To Ohio

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Just days after Trump’s election victory, Ford have moved their truck production assembly line from Mexico to Ohio. Two months ahead of Trump being sworn in, the all-American car manufacturer announced the move which will no doubt lead to the creation of thousands of jobs in the area. CNN Money reports: That’s good news for the 1,000 Ford workers in Ohio, who might have otherwise been out of work. It’s also good publicity for Ford (F), which has been under fire for investing so much in Mexico. In April, the automaker said it would invest $2.5 billion in transmission plants in the... more »

Breitbart News Launches Defamation Lawsuit Against Regressive Left

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Breitbart News will be launching a defamation lawsuit against a major mainstream media company for attempting to slander them to the public. Liberal news organisations have relentlessly attacked the popular conservative site and called it “white nationalist” after Donald Trump appointment Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. Breitbart are hitting back at the Regressive left by defending it’s honor against baseless claims designed to cause damage to them and the independent media as a whole. “Breitbart News Network, a pro-America, conservative website, is prepa... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Who is Steve Bannon?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: _Bannon] Everyone trying to read Trump’s tea leaves wants to know who will be purveying his tea, so to speak. One of the few announcements so far is his “chief strategist and senior counsellor” Steve Bannon, who was until recently Trump’s campaign strategist. It was Bannon who took over fringe conservative news site Breitbart after its owner and namesake died, transforming it into a lurid site full of fetid conspiracy that (says conservative writer Ben Shapiro) “has become the alt-right go-to website… pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to politi... more »

“Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive in Times of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Life's Crossroads: * *How To Thrive in Times of Change”* by Linda Durnell “Life's crossroads create opportunity for us to choose between different options, and when we see someone embracing the moment when choices are decided upon, it can be awe-inspiring. A crossroads is about change. Choices must be made - not just when things are not working out as we had planned, but also during positive moments when we must choose to continue the course or veer off into something new. When we experience an ending in a marriage, a change in careers, political upheavals, the end of childrearin... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Waynesville, North Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"What Life Requires..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing, pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, capricious, wise, selfish, kind or sacrificed. Life does, however, require us to live with the consequences of our choices.” - Richard Bach, "Running From Safety"

"Their Total Contempt..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"You know, I've been around the ruling class all my life, and I've been quite aware of their total contempt for the people of the country." - Gore Vidal

Free Download: Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Free Download: * *Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities”* “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way– in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on it... more »

Major Problems Facing the Egyptian Economy

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 5 hours ago
Egypt recently requested a $12,000,000,000 USD loan from the International Monetary Fund to be paid back in three years. On November 11, 2016, the request was approved, and the first payment to Egypt, totaling $2.75 USD, will be delivered on November 15, 2016. Furthermore, the Egyptian government has already implemented the conditions imposed by the bank. These conditions include floating the Egyptian pound and cutting subsidies on fuel. However, while the government has not totally removed fuel subsidies, they have increased the price, which will save $22 billion E. L. annually, ... more »

“So This is How and Why the US Revolution Will Unfold”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“So This is How and Why the US Revolution Will Unfold”* by Dan Glazebook “In late 2012, Peter Turchin, a professor at the University of Connecticut made a startling claim. Based on an analysis of revolutionary upheavals across history, he found that there were 3 social conditions in place shortly before all major outbreaks of social violence: an increase in the elite population; a decrease in the living standards of the masses; and huge levels of government indebtedness. The statistical model his team developed suggested that, on this basis, a major wave of social upheaval and rev... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Stuck with a dinner engagement tonight. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Why Kurt Eichenwald and Peter Daou Need to Be Reincarnated as Amanda Marcotte's Dildos, Pt 1

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
*In Which the Jurassic One Borroweth a Page From the Rude One and Venteth His Spleene in a Most Vexing and Uncouth Manner.* ...because, as douchebags, they're already halfway there. I'd cultivated a special hated for Kurt Eichenwald during the election cycle and especially for Peter Daou, that blubber-lipped baboon who used to write for* Blue Balls Review* before it moved to *Shareblue*, or some such fly-by-night outfit. And if there's one thing these guys have in common, despite a fetish for getting Queen Hillary her long-deserved coronation, it's this: A deeper hatr... more »

German Intelligence Is Worried That Russia May Interfere In Next Year's Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz) addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch *Reuters*: *Germany alarmed about potential Russian interference in election: spy chief* Germany is alarmed that Russia may seek to interfere in its national elections next year, the domestic intelligence chief said, echoing concerns raised in the United States before Donald Trump's presidential election victory. German officials have accused Moscow of trying ... more »

Steve Israel-- Still Lying To Himself That Something Went Wrong In The Congressional Races

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Monday, Susan Page, sitting in for Diane Rehm on her radio show, interviewed several people about what the next steps are for the defeated Democratic Party. She included-- the perfect contrast: Thomas Frank, one of the most perceptive voices anywhere on what ails the party, and Steve Israel, literally the embodiment of what ails the party. Page remarked that Frank's book, *Listen Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?*, predicted what we saw happen in this election-- "Trump getting support from the kind of white working class voters that Democrats used to count... more »

Denver Is First US City To Allow Marijuana In Bars & Restaurants

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Denver has become the first U.S city to allow people to use marijuana in bars, restaurants and other public spaces. Voters approved the first-in-the-nation law allowing willing bars and restaurants to give patrons the option of using cannabis alongside a drink or meal. abc7 reports: The catch: Smoking pot won’t be allowed inside, and the locations would have to first get the approval of neighbors. Denver voters approved Proposition 300 on the same day that the nation’s largest state of California and two others legalized pot for all adults and five more states approved pot for sic... more »

Quote of the Day: On the proliferation of pressure groups

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: Rand01] ~ from her article “The Principals and the Principles” . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Self-Proclaimed Truth Czars Create Lists of ‘Fake News’ Sites to Control Your Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Who gets to decide what real news is and what fake news is? The post Self-Proclaimed Truth Czars Create Lists of ‘Fake News’ Sites to Control Your Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

Single-paragraph NAFTA primer!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016The assertions no voter heard:* Six weeks back, Kevin Drum said that, contrary to conventional wisdom, 2016 was "the most policy-heavy election in decades." He meant that the candidates, including Trump, had made a lot of policy proposals. Building a 20-foot wall along the southern border to keep Mexican immigrants out? That's a policy proposal, Drum correctly said. (So is building a 30-foot wall along the northern border to keep potential migrants to Canada *in.* Based on recent events, Trump may have to build that northern wall first. East Berlin, he... more »

So why are they protesting a US ship?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
If you’re wondering about the point of the protests in Auckland at the presence of a US nuclear warship, and an accompanying “defence industry expo,” then you are not alone. “Pablo” at Kiwipolitico is sympathetic to their cause, but just as bemused: “What is the point of the protests?” he wonders. *There seems to be several different elements in the protests. There are pacifists who are against the presence of warships of any sort as well as those who profit from the misery of war. There are those who are against the so-called “death merchants” but who do not necessarily object... more »

Is There A Political War Within The Kremlin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast*: *Arrest of Putin’s Economy Minister Exposes War in the Kremlin* *For years, Putin has played his intelligence and military cronies off against the so-called liberal elites he nurtured as well. Now their fight is out in the open.* On Tuesday Russia woke up to the biggest bribery scandal in years, the arrest of Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev. The investigators claimed that they detained Ulyukayev after receiving information from the oil giant Rosneft, a company managed by Igor Sechin, one of Russia’s most powerful men and a close ass... more »

The Impact of the Kurdish/US Campaign to Take Raqqa: Syria/Turkey's Betrayal/Russia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Atlantic Council * "The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced in a statement on November 5 that they would be launching Operation Euphrates’s Wrath to isolate Raqqa—the Islamic State (ISIS)’s de facto capital. The operation—backed by the US-led coalition—aims to encircle Raqqa by taking control of surrounding villages and access routes to weaken ISIS and ultimately liberate the city. *1*The short-term focus of this operation, however, has created internal ethnic divisions between Arab and Kurdish groups within the SDF." * *1** *Syria's Kurds Announce "Euphrates Ra... more »

Daesh Document Tells Daesh/ISIS to NOT Strike US/Coalition Planes

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*hattip *! Charles FasolaNovember 16, 2016 at 10:14 AM Sputnik's Arabic bureau has obtained photos of a decree by Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) leaders instructing its fighters not to attack US-led coalition aircraft operating over Mosul and the surrounding area. The document, discovered in the recently-liberated Iraqi city of Bakhdida, about 32 km southeast of the Daesh-held stronghold of Mosul, *explicitly tells jihadis not to attack any coalition aircraft over Mosul or its suburbs.* *Of course, ISIS/Daesh is there to help with the cleansing of Mosul.* According to Sputnik Arabic, the dec... more »

Watch "Political Correctness: How SJWs Created Donald Trump" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
https://youtu.be/bcSy3rzAQoM The young chap makes sense.

Cryptic WikiLeaks Tweets Spark Fears Over Assange’s Whereabouts

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Fears are growing that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have been killed or extradited as his whereabouts still remains unknown a month since his disappearance. WikiLeaks have also begun publishing unusual information, making some believe that the whistleblowing organisation has become compromised ever since Assange’s Internet was mysteriously cut in October. Freedomhacker.net reports: Shortly after, outrage and fear sparked as Assange’s wellbeing instantly became unknown, and the Wikileaks foundation immediately began investigating. According to Wikileaks, Assange’s Internet ... more »

Obama Escalates Tensions With Russia To Pre-empt Trump: Analyst

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
US President Barack Obama is torpedoing any chances of a positive relationship developing between Russia and the United States and its newly elected 45th president. Obama is escalating military tensions with Russia and taking the world closer to a nuclear war, according to one analyst. By escalating military tensions in Europe before leaving office, Obama is pre-empting President-elect Donald Trump, who has indicated his commitment to negotiating with Russia, ending sanctions and lessening military tensions. The world is in a dangerous place before Trump takes office, says America... more »

US Officials Warn Of Non-Specific Terror Attacks Over Holiday Season

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Security officials in the US are hyping up warnings that terrorists may strike the homeland over the holiday season. A counter terrorism official said that an ISIS-inspired attacker is of particular concern because the terrorist group may seek to “distract” the world from their loses during battles in Syria and Iraq. ABC news reports: U.S. officials issued a somber warning today that the coming holiday season could mean “opportunities for violent extremists” to strike, especially as terrorist groups are squeezed abroad. “Though we know of no intelligence that is both specific and ... more »

Clinton Team Abuse Electoral College Voters

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Supporters of Hillary Clinton are making a last-ditch effort to sway the outcome of the recent election, by violently harassing Electoral College voters to disregard Donald Trump’s victory. Over 4 million signatures have been gained on a petition asking the Electoral College to ignore Trump’s victory and the Constitution. However, Clinton supporters aren’t content with this. Reports out of Idaho suggest that many of them have obtained Electoral College voter’ personal information, including telephone numbers and home addresses, and are harassing and intimidating them with calls, ... more »

Welcome To Trump’s America: Dollar Hits 14-Year High

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The dollar has hit a 14-year high on Wednesday, reaching its strongest position since 2003, just one week after Donald Trump became President-elect. Major banks have been overly cautious on the immediate prospects of the dollar following Trump’s victory last week. However, the dollar managed to advance past the $1.07 per euro for the first time since the start of December 2015, and gained almost 3 percent in the space of just one week. Yahoo News reports: The dollar has surged in the past week, tracking Treasury yields higher on the expectation increased U.S government spending c... more »

Study: Blood From Children ‘Rejuvenates’ Older Bodies And Brains

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Scientists have found that blood taken from young people have a “rejuvenating” effect on older bodies and brains when injected. The blood plasma taken from a group of young volunteers was found to improve the memory, cognition, and physical activity of mice in a recent study conducted by Sakura Minami of Alkahest, the company behind the study. Newscientist.com reports: Previous research has found that stitching old and young mice together has an interesting effect. While sharing a blood system works out well for the older mouse, the younger one isn’t so lucky. The young animals s...more »

David Mackay Highlighted Problems With Solar Power In 2013

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public Back in 2013, the late David Mackay, at the time the Chief Scientific Advisor to DECC, wrote a paper called “Solar energy in the context of energy use, energy transportation and energy storage”. He went into a lot of detail evaluating solar potential, and his […]

Omar Rodriguez Ortiz : METRO | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
Allies of the ‘water protectors’ collect provisions for the harsh winter. By Omar Rodriguez Ortiz | The Rag Blog | November 16, 2016 AUSTIN — People started arriving in the morning with non-perishable food, heavy winter clothing, boots, sleeping bags, … finish reading Omar Rodriguez Ortiz : *METRO* | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

Will Outsourcing To China Weaken The U.S. Defense Industry.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. (L) and Chinese national flags flutter on a light post at the Tiananmen Square ahead of a welcoming ceremony for U.S. President Barack Obama, in Beijing, November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic *Reuters*: *U.S. panel urges probe on whether China weakening U.S. militarily* A U.S. advisory commission warned on Wednesday that China's growing military might may make it more likely to use force to pursue its interests and called for a government probe into how far outsourcing to China has weakened the U.S. defense industry. The annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Secur... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Freedoms flow as Inner Lights are illuminated

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
*Freedoms flow as Inner Lights are illuminated* by ÉirePort Freedoms flow as Inner Lights are illuminated. Fortunates kneel before their families. Standards of action are raised. Hemming times are at hand. ÉirePort | November 16, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-AL

Adamu: American Elections – NOV 12 2016

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
https://saintandrewstwinflame.com/2016/11/12/adamu-american-elections-nov-12-2016/ *Adamu: American Elections* Posted on November 12, 2016 My dear friends; I am Adamu of the Monadic Entity of the Pleiadian civilization and I have a brief but important message to bring to you, as always, through my dear young friend, Zingdad. Now that the American elections are behind us, I can offer you some thoughts that may be useful to you without risking interference beyond that with which I am comfortable. *What I wish you to understand is that this vote, this decision for a Trump presiden... more »

Hamas In Gaza Is Facing A Money Crunch

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Gazan youth practice military drills at a Hamas summer camp. Photo: Hamas. *Algemeiner:* *Hamas’ Funding Sources Are Drying Up* Hamas in Gaza is facing an acute financial crisis, as its overseas cash sources are drying up. This is forcing the Islamist regime and its armed terrorist wing, the Izzadin Al-Qassam Brigades, to resort to increasingly desperate measures, such as using international aid organizations to funnel cash away from Gazan civilians. Hamas’ dire financial situation has multiple causes. First, Egypt has effectively blocked off many smuggling tunnels linking Gaza to ... more »

Massive U.S. Oil Discoveries Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Industrial Housing Solutions *Star Telegram*: *Permian’s Wolfcamp formation called biggest shale oil field in U.S.* In a troubled oil world, the Permian Basin is the gift that keeps on giving. One portion of the giant field, known as the Wolfcamp formation, was found to hold 20 billion barrels of oil trapped in four layers of shale beneath West Texas. That’s almost three times larger than North Dakota’s Bakken play and the single largest U.S. unconventional crude accumulation ever assessed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At current prices, that oil is worth almost $900 b... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Update On Situation, And Important New Interview With Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
Yes, yesterday the Russian Federation finally broke its self imposed halt in air strikes in Syria and has now gone all out in their attacks on the US mercenary and "terrorist" scourge that is still trying to have that peaceful nation destroyed... Obviously with the defeat of the criminals in the US to have their Queen Killary put into the White House and therefore to have the war in Syria escalated, the Syrians and the Russians now know that the war in Syria is indeed theirs to win and to give the Syrian people their freedom and their nation back! It is indeed a happy day for the Sy... more »

There's a Real Revolution Taking Place, and It's Already Making a Difference

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*November 17, 2016* (via The Corbett Report) - James Corbett of The Corbett Report lays out the dimensions of a very real revolution already taking place. It is built upon pragmatic, technical solutions that liberate us from centralized monopolize of power, industry, finance, and society. These include solutions regarding the decentralization of manufacturing, energy, finance, and much more: - Solutions: The Peer-to-Peer Economy - Solutions: 3D Printing - Anarchy in Action: Spontaneous Order - Dear Government, Deliver Us From Freedom - P2P Solutions: An Open Source In... more »

Censored News Hits 13 Million Pageviews -- A Labor of Love!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Photos: Censored News through the years By Brenda Norrell Censored News We're just about to hit the 13 million mark at Censored News! That's 13 million pageviews since we began more than 10 years ago! We did it without advertising, grants, salaries or revenues. Why did we do it? Because of the love of truth. Because of the censorship in the media. Because we wanted to be part of

Document Reveals ISIS Were Told Not To Attack US Coalition Planes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Photographs of a decree by ISIS leaders instructing its fighters not to attack US-led coalition aircraft operating over Mosul and the surrounding area, have been obtained by Sputnik’s Arabic bureau. The document was discovered in a recently-liberated Iraqi city about 32 km southeast of the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, Sputnik News reports: The document, discovered in the recently-liberated Iraqi city of Bakhdida, about 32 km southeast of the Daesh-held stronghold of Mosul, explicitly tells jihadis not to attack any coalition aircraft over Mosul or its suburbs. According to Sputnik Ara... more »

US & Britain Scramble To Delete Al-Nusra Terror Links

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
US President Barack Obama has given the Pentagon orders to kill commanders of the Al-Nusra terror network in Syria. According to media reports the new urgency has arisen from US intelligence who fear that al- Qaeda-affiliated groups are preparing to launch terror attacks against Western targets from strongholds in Syria. UK media, coincidentally, also reported last week that elite British SAS troops had been tasked with hunting down or killing jihadi volunteers from Britain who are believed to be active in Syria and Iraq. Finian Cunningham Via Strategic Culture reports: Again, the ... more »


Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 10 hours ago

Trump has Failed Me. I Hang My Head in Shame...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*I was hoping something like this wasn't going to happen.* But it has. CNN Headline: *Trump eats dinner with family* and CBS: *Trump ditches press to eat dinner out with family (no links on purpose)* And there you have the ugly and heart breaking news of the day. Trump is a monster of epic proportion. I think a pre-impeachment is in order, and possibly a public hanging in Time's Square. *The Reality?* The MSM has be-clowned itself to the point of having not one ounce of credibility. Gateway Pundit drew my attention to the stories on the Memeorandum site: *MEDIA WAR ON TRUMP To...more »

Trump parade of bad nuclear ideas No. 1 -- Revival of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. In memory Corbin Harney, Western Shoshone By Beyond Nuclear Censored News The President-Elect Donald J. Trump parade of bad nuclear ideas has already begun. Bloomberg News reports that "Trump advisors eye reviving Nevada nuclear waste dump." Over the past 30 years, since the "Screw Nevada bill" of 1987 was initially rammed through Congress, more than a thousand environmental,

TPP Is Dead, and People Power Killed It

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Is TPP "just stunned" too. Not likely.* *by Gaius Publius* Perhaps you've been reading about the demise of TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership "trade" agreement. I put *trade* in quotes because that's what it's called, but that's not what it is. TPP is, in fact, a monopoly protection scheme (think pharmaceutical patents and intellectual property), since we already have few or no trade barriers with the largest nations that were going to sign it. Rumors of the death of this agreement have been circulating since the election, and I've been watching them carefully, wondering if by ma... more »

How Much Power Do Wind Farms Generate In England?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood As we all know, there has been much controversy about onshore wind farms lately. The Conservative Government has promised to abolish all further subsidies for new wind farms. In reply, Renewable UK, the lobby group for renewable energy, has claimed that onshore wind is now the cheapest form of […]

Candidate Trump said these things long ago!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016Do journalists pay any attention:* Our view? Ever since 1965, the "Goldwater rule" had served our discourse well. According to the Goldwater rule, you aren't supposed to bring psychiatric analysis into campaign coverage. In normal times, that's a darn good idea. Sometimes the rule has been honored in the breach. During Campaign 2000, journalists served as amateur shrinks concerning the troubling Candidate Gore. Most strikingly, these amateur shrinks wondered why the candidate kept making ridiculous claims "when the truth would have been just as good." ... more »

President Obama's Trip To Greece Triggers Riots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Barack Obama was shown around the Acropolis in Athens today by Eleni Banou (left) an antiquities expert from the Greek Culture Ministry, on his last trip abroad as US President. Later he will travel to Germany, the economic powerhouse of Europe *Daily Mail:* *'The only way forward is democracy... even though you don't always win!' Obama tries to look on the bright side in the wake of Trump's election victory as he gives a speech in the birthplace of democracy* * Barack Obama is on his last ever foreign trip as US President - visiting Greece and Germany later in the week * He was gi... more »

Authors pull two papers about faulty glucose meters after industry prompts

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Two papers evaluating glucose meters — used by diabetics to monitor blood sugar levels — suggested that a couple of the devices don’t work as well as they should. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the companies that sell those meters objected to how the studies were conducted. By all accounts, the companies appear to be justified in their complaints. In both cases, […] The post Authors pull two papers about faulty glucose meters after industry prompts appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

"Holy Curiosity..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Don't think about why you question, simply don't stop questioning. Don't worry about what you can't answer, and don't try to explain what you can't know. Curiosity is its own reason. Aren't you in awe when you contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure behind reality? And this is the miracle of the human mind- to use its constructions, concepts, and formulas as tools to explain what man sees, feels and touches. Try to comprehend a little more each day. Have holy curiosity." - Albert Einstein

"11 Very Depressing Economic Realities That Donald Trump Will Inherit From Barack Obama”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"11 Very Depressing Economic Realities That * *Donald Trump Will Inherit From Barack Obama”* By Michael Snyder "It would be a grave mistake to understate the amount of damage that has been done to the U.S. economy over the past eight years. In this article, I am going to share some economic numbers with you that are extremely sobering. Anyone that takes a cold, hard, honest look at the numbers should be able to see that our economy is in terrible shape. Unfortunately, the way that we see things is often clouded by our political views. Up until the election, Democrats were far more ... more »

"Bad News from Appalachia"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Bad News from Appalachia"* by Bill Bonner "What we can expect from the Trump administration is coming into clearer focus. Mr Trump may be impetuous and unpredictable. But the economic policies of his administration are not. In fact, he has little choice… The system depends on more and more credit (debt). Households are tapped out. Businesses are near their limit. Only the feds can add more credit into the system. As we warned here, no matter who won the election, the Deep State would be forced to move toward fiscal stimulus. ‘The Donald’…with support from a Republican Congress…wi...more »

Chinese Media: China's First Aircraft Carrier Now 'Combat Ready'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning was commissioned into the People’s Liberation Army in 2012. It was originally laid down as the Varyag multi role aircraft carrier meant for the Soviet Navy in the 1990s. REUTERS/Stringer *Straits Times:** China's first aircraft carrier 'combat ready'* BEIJING • China's first aircraft carrier has left its shipyard in Qingdao and is now ready to engage in combat, reported the Global Times, quoting the warship's political commissar. "As a military force, we are always combat ready and our combat capacity also needs to be tested by war," Senior ... more »

Silent Coup in the USA? Former Diplomat Explains How Soft Regime Change Works

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Is an attempted silent coup happening right before our eyes? The post Silent Coup in the USA? Former Diplomat Explains How Soft Regime Change Works appeared first on Waking Times.

TEABAGGED: Berkeley goes to the Bayou State!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016Part 3—More of Lincoln's nonsense:* Let's be honest just for once. By the standards of us fiery liberals, Lincoln just didn't get it. On March 4, 1865, he delivered his second inaugural address. A conflagration was nearing its end. By the standards of We Who Know Much Better, he delivered one of the most clueless speeches in all of human history. Lincoln had just won a war, or so such matters get scored. He should have gloried in the pride of his strength, if we might borrow from Homer. Instead, he gave a short and ridiculous speech. He was soon offe... more »

Mosul Campaign Day Thirty, Nov 15, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
With the southwest advance renewed by the Hashd new towns were liberated. Threenew townswere freed, and another attacked. The Golden Division and army were still pushing into Mosul itself and opened a new front as well. The Iraqi forces (ISF) not only attackedtwo neighborhoods in the west, but hit Hadbaa in the north as well. One of those areas, Bakr however, had been assaulted two timesbefore. Reaching the north is an important event in the campaign. The Golden Division was the first to reach the outskirts of Mosul and decided to push in alone initially. It paid a heavy toll wit... more »

Applying the Emerging Trump Doctrine to Syria

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
By and large, world leaders have gone from being taken aback about Donald Trump’s unexpected victory to being outright alarmed. Exceptions to this rule are Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad, both of whom expect Trump to be far better to deal with than Secretary Clinton. Yet, while it still is not remotely clear what a […]

President-Elect Donald Trump Wants To Live In New York City On The Weekends When He Is President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump — who routinely endured late-night flights on the campaign trail so he could wake up in the Trump Tower — has reportedly told advisers that if it’s logistically possible, he would like to be in New York as much as he can. Yana Paskova/The New York Times *National Post/New York Times:* *Donald Trump wants to commute home to his Manhattan penthouse from the Oval Office* President-elect Donald Trump — who routinely endured late-night flights on the campaign trail so he could wake up in the Trump Tower — has reportedly told advisers that if it’s logisticall... more »

Protests Against North Dakota Pipeline Spread Across US

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Protests against the North Dakota Access pipeline have spread across the U.S. as thousands took to the streets in New York City, Philadelphia, Houston and other cities on Tuesday. Organizers said they were the largest demonstrations to date against the pipeline as thousands rallied outside Army Corps of Engineers offices, banks and energy companies, the day after the Obama administration delayed granting a permit needed to finish the project. While the companies behind the controversial project have asked a federal court for permission to complete it, protesters are demanding th... more »

World News Briefs -- November 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Iraqi commander: Could take months to take control of Mosul from ISIL* BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces face a dilemma as they push farther into Mosul: How to draw out entrenched Islamic State fighters while protecting residents who’ve been hunkered in their homes for weeks. “We are advancing steadily,” said Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, a commander in Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces. "We are taking in civilians fleeing (Islamic State-controlled) areas while prioritizing protecting residents inside the city.” Since Oct. 17 when the offensive on Mosul began, Iraqi forces... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An aircraft launches from the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson as the ship transits the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 31, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Zackary Alan Landers *Daily Signal*: *New Numbers Show Continued Decline of US Military* As a new presidential administration prepares to take office, the responsibilities it inherits are daunting. Threats to U.S. interests and security around the globe continue to grow and fester. At the same time, budget cuts have forced the Department of Defense into unsustainable practices, foregoing longer-term modernization to service th... more »

Will A President Trump Support The F-35 Fighter Jet Program?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg *Bloomberg:* *Trump’s Doubts on F-35 Jet Cast Pall on Pace of Defense Buildup* * President-elect will face key early decision on F-35 purchases * U.S. has ‘very few other options’ than sticking with fighter Donald Trump’s doubts about the $379 billion F-35 jet, the Pentagon’s largest weapons program, could cast a pall over the defense industry’s early euphoria that a major boost in spending is coming after the next administration takes office. The stealthy fighter built by Lockheed Martin Corp. was the only major w... more »

Nature Cell Bio paper may be headed for retraction

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A Nature Cell Biology paper published only a few months ago by prominent researchers in Taiwan has sparked a heated discussion on PubPeer, which now includes a comment allegedly from an author saying they have requested its retraction. Although a representative of the journal wouldn’t confirm to us that the authors had requested a retraction, […] The post Nature Cell Bio paper may be headed for retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Argentina: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a UFO...No, Just a Bird

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Diario HOY (diariohoy.net)Date: November 16, 2016* *It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a UFO...No, Just a Bird* Alejandro Blanco is a 36-year-old resident of La Plata who believes he has come across something much more shocking than one of the world's wonders during his trips to the Iguazú Waterfalls. According to his story, after being photographed with the spectacular natural marvel behind him, he discovered the presence of an object that he believes could be a UFO. "It's incredible. It surpresied me because I'd been looking in that direction without seein... more »

Chinese President Xi Jinping Opens World Internet Conference In China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Attendees listen to a speech by China's President Xi Jinping shown on a screen during the opening ceremony of the third annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song *Reuters*: *China's Xi urges cooperation among nations in governance of global internet* Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater cooperation among nations in developing and governing the internet, while reiterating the need to respect so-called "cyber sovereignty". Speaking at an internet conference in Wuzhen, in the easter... more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry Announces Yemen Ceasefire But The Yemen Government Says It is Not Interested

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by Shehab Al-Fahim (C) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, upon his arrival in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2016. (Reuters) *Al Jazeera*: *Kerry announces Yemen truce, FM says 'not interested'* Yemeni government says it is not "interested" in Kerry's truce announcement, accusing US secretary of interference. The Arab coalition and Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen have agreed to a temporary cessation of hostilities starting on November 17, and to work towards installing a national unity government, US Secretary of State J... more »

You Like Little Chucky Schmucky? Here's Why You Shouldn't

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Monday night Schumer addressed the wealthy Democratic donors who make up the Democracy Alliance. They were none too pleased when he announced he could work with Trump. He had to shush them more than a dozen times when they talked among themselves-- about what an asshole he is. He singled out campaign finance reform and tax reform (meaning tax breaks for Schumer's big campaign donors) and he also mentioned infrastructure. Pelosi followed and the crowd was much warmer to her, probably because she wasn't talking appeasement. Little Chucky Schmucky and Trump have a lot in common. The... more »

Urban Wildlife

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
After visiting the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary I headed to an urban park closer to the downtown. I didn't expect to see much in terms of birds (and I didn't) but it gave me an opportunity to play around with my camera and see a bit of wildlife I don't usually see close up. There actually IS a common merganser swimming around out there. Friendly neighbourhood squirrel. These little guys were all over the place.

Trump May Be Syria’s ‘Natural Ally’ In Fight Against Terrorism: Assad

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The US under Donald Trump could become Syria’s “natural ally” if it starts fighting terrorists instead of shielding them, Syrian President Bashar Assad said. However he has also expressed doubts on whether the president-elect will deliver his promise to fight ISIS During an interview with Portuguese RTP TV channel, Assad said it’s hard to say if Trump will fulfill his promises to fight the terrorists once he moves into the White House and he was not harboring high expectations on a U-turn in America’s approach to Syria. Trump has said the United States should fight the ISIS terro... more »

Stupidity Squared

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Television made Donald Trump. Television elected him. In retrospect, Neil Postman's critique of the medium makes Trump's rise seem almost inevitable. In *Amusing Ourselves To Death*, Postman argued that the real danger television posed was that it would eventually replace print as our prime medium of communication. George Orwell didn't accurately predict our future. But Aldous Huxley did: We [have] forgotten that alongside Orwell's dark vision, there was another - slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Contrary to common belie... more »

President-Elect Trump And Vice President-Elect Pence Have Received Their First Intelligence Briefing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speak with flood victims outside Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Central, Louisiana, U.S. August 19, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman *The Hill*: *Trump, Pence get first presidential intel briefing* President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have reportedly received their first presidential daily briefing of sensitive national intelligence. ABC News on Tuesday reported Trump and Pence received the top-secret information — the same version that President O... more »

China Bans Websites Searches For 'Fatty Kim the Third' After Receiving A Protest From The North Korean Leader

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to the crowd as he presides over a mass rally and parade in the capital's main ceremonial square, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo *Reuters*: *China websites block searches for 'Fatty Kim the Third'* Chinese websites have again blocked searches for "Fatty Kim the Third", as many Chinese mockingly call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with China's foreign ministry saying it did not approve of ridiculing foreign leaders. Chinese internet users began reporting last week that searches on the Twitter-like micr... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Robert Heinlien's work deserves totally to be put on the screen. I hope they resist the urge to pad this into five years. Also excited to see Hyperion is in production. Three more than need to be produced: Peter F Hamilton, John Birmingham and David Brin. I am still lukewarm on Westworld, though last week was the best episode so far. ⧪

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias Earlier this week my older daughter was home sick. We ended up baking together all day and having a wonderful time. Normally making sweet treats is two gifts in one, the opportunity to spend time with my girls and the sweet treat itself. Right now, using M&M’S®s in our baking is extra sweet because for every bag of M&M’S® purchased at Walmart, money will be donated to food banks all over America. I love knowing that we are making ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Here's how Trump could control the Federal Reserve Moldova's pro-Russian president-elect says he will not cut ties with the EU Multinational companies are dumping their Venezuela operations in fire-sale deals It took only 36 hours for these students to solve Facebook's fake-news problem A far-left Greek group claimed the Athens grenade attack on the French embassy Germany Launches Biggest Crackdown On Islamists In 15 Years: Raids 190 Mosques, Bans Radical Organization Russian Aircraft Carrier, Frigate Launch "Massive Strikes" On Syrian Terrorist Targets LAPD Chie... more »

Watch "Symone Sanders on White Trump Supporter Beaten by Mob: 'Poor White People'" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
https://youtu.be/V0d6zIBDlj8 Words fail me!


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Thomas Jefferson Now Politically Incorrect at University He Founded* A group of students and professors at the University of Virginia want to give the founder of their school the shaft. In a letter to university president Theresa Sullivan, they asked her to remove Thomas Jefferson quotes from messages to students, according to the Washington Examiner. “For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these emails undermines the message of unity, equality, and civility that you are attempting to convey,” the group wrote. Sullivan said in a response that she would not backp... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
So it begins we know where it ends. I am all for it. I would make people apply to have children, and every child would be boosted.

Terrorism Deaths Increase %650 In The Developed World In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The index measures the impact of terrorism on the world and on specific countries (darker red indicates greater impact) Institute for Economics and peace *CNN:* *Terror attacks in developed world surge 650% in one year* London (CNN)The developed world became more dangerous in 2015 with a massive increase in deaths from terrorism, although globally there was a slight fall, according to new figures released Wednesday. There was a 650% increase in fatal terror attacks on people living in the world's biggest economies in 2015, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016 reveals. The annual... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*It’s Time to Stop Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Elon Musk and Cronyism* From Enron to Bernie Madoff, at the end of every great American financial scandal, the totality of the perpetrators’ greed seems to be matched only by the public’s incredulity at how such a thing could be allowed to happen. And thanks to Elon Musk, there’s a good chance we may all be asking this question again soon. The Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have launched a probe into tax incentives paid to solar companies, according to The Wall Street Journal. The committee probes, led... more »

Totalitarianism is only resilient when it's total

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
*Why the transitions between democracy and totalitarianism in the West are abrupt* In recent weeks, we saw lots of left-wing activists who were apparently surprised if not shocked that majorities in 60% of states of the U.S. *dared* to vote for a candidate such as Donald Trump. Haven't the citizens seen the endorsements of Hillary by 99% of the widely circulated media outlets? Haven't they heard that Donald Trump was unfit for the job and politically incorrect and everyone who would support him would be labeled politically incorrect as well? Hasn't one year of massive pro-Hillary, ... more »

Greeks Clash With Police During Obama Visit

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Greek police used tear gas to disperse angry demonstrators who took to the streets in protest against U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Athens on Tuesday. RT.com reports: Some 7,000 people took to the streets of central Athens on Tuesday to protest Obama’s visit to the Greek capital, Reuters reports. The demonstrators initially planned to walk all the way to the US Embassy located in another part of the city, but the procession was disrupted as protesters clashed with police officers. “We don’t need protectors!” one of the banners carried by the demonstrators read. Some could... more »

‘F**k Trump’ Sign Appears On Side Of Hotel In Atlanta

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Someone has projected an anti-Trump message containing the F-word onto the side of a hotel in Midtown Atlanta. On Monday Twitter users posted pictures of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Midtown Atlanta displaying the words ‘Fuck Trump’ on its structure. Sputnik reports: The president-elect carried the state of Georgia, though rival Hillary Clinton won some counties that comprise Atlanta, including Gwinnett, and normally-conservative Cobb county. The words “Fuck Trump” projected on the side of a building in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/RCowRyN2jI — Beautiful Georgia (@GeorgiaPics) 14 Novembe... more »

Oil demand won’t peak before 2040, despite Paris deal: IEA

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.yahoo.com/news/oil-demand-wont-peak-2040-despite-paris-deal-081141517.html?ref=gs I won’t say I told you, but I did! From Reuters: LONDON (Reuters) – The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term forecasts for supply and demand unchanged despite the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement entering into force. […]

President Trump: The Anti-Globalist USA Champion or just another Con Man Riding a Trojan Horse?

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 17 hours ago
*Trump the Anti-Globalist Champion of the People?* Many Americans who’ve been supporting President-elect Trump see him as the populist leader who will save America from ruin. Trump supporters have been unfairly marginalized and pigeonholed by the MSM broad stroke as white supremacy extremists bent on plunging America back into a new Jim Crowism era and a second Civil War along with a growing number of angry, uneducated, disenfranchised blue collar, mostly white male redneck loser types. Despite a spike in racist graffiti and vandalism since the election, this gross overgeneralizat... more »

US Feigns Human Rights Concerns in Philippines

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
US once invaded, mass murdered, and terrorized the population of the Philippines, on a scale vastly dwarfing Duterte's "war on drugs." *November 16, 2016 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is heading a controversial campaign against crime, embodied in his "war on drugs" which has led to violence spanning the nation's troubled urban centers. President Duterte's comments have ranged from reasonable, to utterly indifferent regarding fears of extrajudicial executions, vigilantism, and very real human rights abuses - opening a door of opportunity for his pol... more »

Spain: Fireball Passes Over Southern Spain.

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: La Sexta.com and Pedro M. FernandezDate: 11/16/2016Spain: Fireball Passes Over Southern Spain.* Fireball explodes some 108 kilometers north of Granada, caused by the reentry of a fragment of Comet Encke, at a speed of 110,000 kilometers per hour. A fireball caused by the reentry of a fragment of Comet Encke flew over southern Spain yesterday morning, coinciding with the glowing November supermoon. The phenomenon was detected by equipment installed by the University of Huelva at the Complejo Astronómico de La Hita (Toledo) and observatories at Sierra Nevada (Granada), ... more »

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Trump victory margin in North Carolina: 177,008 North Carolina "Crosscheck" purge list: 589,393 Some final Election 2016 analysis? In the week leading up to last Tuesday’s election the press was busy writing obituaries for the Republican Party. This continued even after Donald Trump’s “surprising” victory – which, like the 2008 bank-fraud crash, “nobody could have expected.” The pretense

DEFCON Threat Reduced To Safest Level After Trump Win

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
The Defcon nuclear warning system has been reduced to the safest threat level possible following Trump’s election. The Defcon Warning System, an alert state used by the United States Armed Forces, is now at DEFCON 5 – the lowest level in history. The system has five levels of readiness, or states of alert, increasing in severity from DEFCON 5 – the safest level – to DEFCON 1 – the most severe. Before the election the warning was accelerated to DEFCON 3, meaning troops were on alert to be mobilized in as little as 15 minutes, as Hillary Clinton’s anti-Russian rhetoric ratcheted up ... more »

Paul Joseph Watson has found some lovely liberals on Twitter

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago

Hillary & Huma Face Jail – New Emails Surface

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Hillary Clinton and her team face jail as new emails released by a foreign spy agency reveal treason, bribery and lies. The breathtaking extent of corruption perpetrated by Hillary Clinton, her brazen sidekick Huma Abedin and others involved in her presidential campaign have been exposed in highly sensitive intelligence files that will send them to jail – at last. A damning seven-page spy report from shadowy international operatives has surfaced – a dossier reportedly leaked to the Italian government’s security service by Russian agents who hacked outlaw Hillary’s personal server.... more »

The Power of Satan

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I can not agree more. We must master the art of communicating with angels and identifying demons or evil angels. Both are physically real as are our own spirits in general. In fact an angel is merely an advanced spirit. That the spirit can become good or evil is well understood and by extension we can have good angels or bad angels. Recall that our spirit body is a construct formed in second tier matter or Dark Matter and consists first as actual processors operating individual cells. The combined assemblage forms our so called astral body and this is additionally sufficient... more »

Clintons Tampered with Email Investigation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Now the election is over and she lost, many of the issues regarding her fitness become mute. As no one worries anymore about her brain health. She can now pass out of the public arena on all that. Where it is more tricky is in regards to actual high crimes and what is likely a clear case of tampering with an investigation. The first demands an example been made of her and the last a standard charge of judicial interference. Neither can be treated as a retirement gift. At the same time Trump will most certainly simply allow justice to be served. No fixes are possible. How ti... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, "Above The Clouds"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Kevin Kern, "Above The Clouds" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgdjnK6I2u0

How Planting Trees in Cities Can Save Thousands of Lives

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The benefits of planting trees chock a block in the urban environment is completely apparent just walking through a block so planted and then one that is not. This is no mystery. This item does try to measure at least two clear benefits. I go much further than all that. I call for the direct employment of two billion people world wide for the specific task of a four hour shift in which they groom woodlands. This does mean planting when necessary but it largely means drawing down surplus wood fiber in order to optimize growth. The four hour shift acts as a firm bid for all sur... more »

80 Years Ago Edgar Cayce Predicted Putin’s Role in Stopping WW3

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have a great deal of regard for Cayce's work and look closely at anything he said. We have been able to replicate much of his methodology and have produced similar results. In practice, i expect our medical profession all need to master his technique as much as they are able in order to generate a highly reliable diagnostic protocol able to ferret out both disease and best practice for resolution. I have been far less confident regarding future predictions in which he dappled from time to time, even though his identification of Bimini with Atlantis turnned out to be spot on. ... more »

Candy Cane Cookies

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
It never truly feels like Christmas time until I make the first batch of Christmas cookies. We love to experiment with all sorts of different fun recipes and colors for Christmas, but these easy peppermint cookies are some of our favorites. My kids love helping crush the candy canes and then rolling the dough in them, there is something for even little hands to do when you are making these cookies! You will need: - a Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix - a stick of butter - eggs - candy canes - peppermint candies - rolling pin - red food dye Mix up your co...more »

Going pear-shaped

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
I drive to work yesterday morning yesterday morning listening to Norman Smith hyperventilating on *Today *about a leaked memo from an unknown consultant that had been prepared for the cabinet office and which was absolutely devastating about the government's readiness for Brexit. The BBC had "seen" the memo, which had been 'leaked' (or given) to the *Times,* and was leading with the story. By the afternoon, however, the story had fallen apart with Deloitte issuing a statement: It turned out to be purely a point of view from a company that had opposed Brexit making a pitch to the g... more »

"How does his act strike you?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
The IEA's Christopher Snowdon used Twitter to sum up the Trump coverage on last night's *Newsnight*: There was also the Dutch finance minister on Brexit ("a lose-lose situation" for Britain), heralded by an anti-Boris editorial from James O'Brien (about Boris getting something in the Treaty of Rome wrong). JO'B then asked the Dutch minister what he thought of Boris's "act" and was sarcastic about "Brexit means Brexit" while asking him about what he thought Brexit means. Not remotely impartial.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
So who voted last week? A county-by-county analysis of voters' income, education and job prospects. https://t.co/CqteOADMAW #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/JFjkspo3yC — AP Interactive (@AP_Interactive) November 15, 2016

Putin Defeats ISIS During Supermoon – Trump “Approves”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Riots Planned Nationwide

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Pasco, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Why Bother?"

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

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 »

When this came in yesterday's feed, I tried the link...which did not work. So I scrubbed the item. At this moment it works, so it is listed. I have yanked the beard of Down With Tyranny on the matter of denying  natural climate change to make it all man's fault a number of times without much recognition of the absurdity of politically aligning matters of science and theory as if there were only bipolar rather than multifaceted possibilities not yet turned to measurable facts ; handed down as if from the gods rather than mere men - with men's agendas and men's limits to vision

Towards a Rational Legal Philosophy of Individual Rights

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 day 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)

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