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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

17 November - Blogs I'm Following

For the New Intellectual

11:08 pm MST

Geeky Gamer Responsible For Internet Outage, Not Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 minutes ago
The person responsible for shutting down large parts of the US internet in October was a disgruntled gamer, and not a Russian operative. Dale Drew, chief security officer for Level 3 Communications, told a Congressional panel that the geeky hacker had rented time on a botnet in order to launch the attack. Phys.org reports: Using a powerful malware known as Mirai, the attacker harnessed some 150,000 “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as cameras, lightbulbs and appliances to overwhelm the systems of Dynamic Network Services Inc, or Dyn, which operates a key hub in the internet,... more »

Malik Obama Blasts Mainstream Media As ‘Fake News’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 minutes ago
Barack Obama’s half brother, Malik Obama, has called on the public to boycott mainstream media, labelling them as mostly “fake news”. In a series of tweets, Malik blasted news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC and the New York Times as being biased against Donald Trump. Everybody. Please boycott CNN! — Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) November 16, 2016 Infowars.com reports: Malik’s latest tweets follow statements over the weekend concerning unfair coverage from the New York Times and other establishment outlets still hellbent on publishing negative stories about President-Elect Donald Trump. Reg... more »

Is The U.S. On Pace To Increase The Debt By $2.4 Trillion This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
*Zero Hedge/Sovereign Man*: *Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year* OK, this is pretty nuts. According to data released by the Treasury Department yesterday, the US national debt has soared by a whopping $294 billion since the start of the 2017 fiscal year, just 45 days ago. That’s an annualized increase of 14%. So if they keep up this pace, the national debt will increase by $2.4 trillion this fiscal year, surpassing $21 trillion by next September. It’s hard to believe how rapidly the debt is growing; debt growth is far outpacing the growth of the US eco... more »

How Big Is Fake News?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
*New York Times*: *Obama, With Angela Merkel in Berlin, Assails Spread of Fake News* BERLIN — In his strongest public comments since the election, President Obama on Thursday sharply criticized the spread of fake news online and said that President-elect Donald J. Trump would not remain in office for long if he failed to take the job seriously. Mr. Obama made his remarks at a news conference in Berlin beside the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, one of his closest allies on the Continent, calling the pair “veterans” of the international political stage. Ms. Merkel was unusually s... more »

Will Trump Be The American Duterte?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*DWT* isn't the only news source which has noted the scary similarities between Trump and Filipino authoritarian crackpot Rodrigo Duterte. This week Adrian Chen fleshed out the claims-- and fears-- for *New Yorker* readers: When A Populist Demagogue Takes Power. He's using a war against drugs to have anyone he wants killed with impunity-- over 3,000 since he took office in May. A foul-mouthed, homophobic bully and compulsive liar, Duterte paints himself as a rebel opposing the Philippines' entrenched elites, who he has termed "feudal." Like Trump, he keeps promising to behave more... more »

Exhausted Hillary Clinton May Be Suffering From Dementia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Hillary Clinton may be suffering from dementia, according to her daughter Chelsea who sent out a Tweet suggesting her mother has the fatal brain disease. Hillary’s campaign seemed to take a dramatic nosedive shortly after she collapsed at the September 11th memorial in New York City, which forced the Clinton Campaign to downplay longstanding rumors that she had a deadly illness. Up until this week, the Clinton camp refused to admit that Hillary’s ill health was anything more than a bout of pneumonia. However, Chelsea posted a tweet on Thursday that suggests her mother may have be... more »

Obama's Corporate Apartheid -- Standing Rock Reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Apartheid South Africa Standing Rock Water Protectors Attacked by Militarized Police and Attack Dogs of Dakota Access Pipeline. Cannon Ball, North Dakota, September through November 2016.OBAMA, YOU COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS! Obama said two weeks ago, "We are going to let it play out for several more weeks" By Brenda Norrell Censored News Militarized police repeatedly beat the

"I Marvel..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The finest thing under the sun and moon is the human soul. I marvel at the small miracles of kindness that pass between humans, I marvel at the growth of conscience, at the persistence of reason in the face of all superstition or despair. I marvel at human endurance." - Anne Rice "What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Lady of the Moon”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, “Lady of the Moon” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lm8safHurM

Musical Interlude: Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Michael Jackson, “Earth Song” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAi3VTSdTxU "Humans, I finally decided after a few more minutes of watching him, are paradoxically capable of both unattainable depths of kindness and unimaginable depths of cruelty, sometimes within the same body..." - Kiley MacLeod

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“One of the bright spiral galaxies visible in the north sky is M63, the Sunflower Galaxy. M63, also catalogued as NGC 5055, can be found with a small telescope toward the constellation of Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici). The featured picture from the Hubble Space Telescope exhibits the center of M63, complete with long winding spiral arms glowing blue from a few bright young stars, emission nebulae glowing red from hot ionized hydrogen gas, and dark dust in numerous filaments. M63 interacts gravitationally with M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy) and several smaller galaxies. *Click image for l... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness”* by Chet Raymo “The Jesuit scientist/mystic Teilhard de Chardin imagined what he called a "noosphere" (from the Greek word for "mind") as the next stage of terrestrial evolution- an envelope of pure human thought embracing the planet. This would be the inevitable result of human progress on a spherical Earth of finite surface area. We rub up against each other. We are stimulated by proximity. Railroads and airplanes extend the range of our interaction. Better still (he wrote), "thanks to the prodigious biological event represented by t... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“There is always something to be happy about. Truly happy. And if you have the audacity to find it and the courage to make it your focus, in spite of the countless temptations to do otherwise, you will have learned well, your life will be transformed, and all things will be added unto you. Trust me, I have connections.” "End" game, The Universe "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones." - http://www.tut.com

“Committing Suicide is Also Radical.” ~ Arun Shourie on Currency Demonetization

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 2 hours ago
Yesterday I saw on NDTV an interesting interview by Arun Shourie. He said the government had not anticipated the distress that would be caused by doing "away with 85% of Indian currency." The government’s sudden decision on 8-November to ban Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes has led to chaos in the country. Tens of millions of Indians are spending hours in queues outside banks and ATMs everyday. The transport industry, according to media reports, has come to a standstill. Farmers are suffering. The markets are shutting down as people are not willing to spend on anything except fo... more »

The Poet: Stephen Levine“Half Life”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Half Life”* "We walk through half our life as if it were a fever dream, barely touching the ground, our eyes half open, our heart half closed. Not half knowing who we are, we watch the ghost of us drift from room to room, through friends and lovers never quite as real as advertised. Not saying half we mean or meaning half we say, we dream ourselves from birth to birth seeking some true self. Until the fever breaks and the heart can not abide a moment longer as the rest of us awakens, summoned from the dream, not half caring for anything but love." ~ Stephen Levine

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

What's Distracting Me Now: Fall 2016 Edition

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
So we've a few Penny Dreadful Call of Cthulhu sessions under our belt right now. Our adding the pulp rules definitely add a bit of a twist - our most recent session had a character survive a blow from a Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath that would have been fatal in a non-pulp rules set. I've got the next 2 adventures pretty much ready so of course I've been flipping through other gaming stuff on my shelves. The Star Trek RPG playtest is coming up - we've had some thoughts of trying that out. The playtest materials should be out soon so we'll see how that looks. The Golden Age Champi... more »

Friday Arvo Ramble, 18.11.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: 15027368_1255923874465124_6730414110345738271_n] No, people, the Supermoon didn’t do it. *Earthquake myths debunked* – STUFF “So Gerry Brownlee is not happy that the new mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester, did not declare a 'red zone' in the Wellington CBD after this week's earthquakes… Brownlee's dictatorial management of the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake has more effectively destroyed that city than any damage done by the earthquake.” *Leave us alone, Gauleiter Brownlee* – THOUGHTS FROM 40o SOUTH “New Zealand's Human Rights Commission says that property righ...more »

"When The Preponderance of Human Beings Choose..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"When the preponderance of human beings choose to act with justice and generosity and kindness, then learning and love and decency prevail. When the preponderance of human beings choose power, greed, and indifference to suffering, the world is filled with war, poverty, and cruelty." - Mary Doria Russell Look around... what do you see?

Military Drones And Drone Warfare Are Here To Stay

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Paul D. Shinkman, U.S. News and World Report:* *The Drone Age* A controversial technology has solidified its place in modern U.S. wars. When the history of drone warfare is written, the otherwise unremarkable battle of Manbij that liberated a small city in northern Syria from the clutches of the Islamic State group this summer could end up with a chapter of its own. Drones played an integral part of the fight for this key terrain roughly 20 miles from the Turkish border, representing a dramatic escalation of war planners' reliance on the remote-controlled machines for intelligenc... more »

Lather, Rinse, Repeat....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
November 17, 2016 *Lather, Rinse, Repeat.... until..... you wake up....* By American Kabuki Seeing some common themes playing out nationally and with the world at large. Stuff circling back to addressed and finally let go. Its happening individually, it happened here this week with all of us. Madison Avenue set up quite a curious neural linguistic programming endless loop coding for its shampoo clients, "LATHER, RINSE, REPEAT"... and the implicit infinite loop that represents. A lot of lessons been repeated until its seen for what it is. And its becoming more forcefully in ... more »

Chasing Footnotes -The Socorro Case

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
As anyone who visits here regularly, you know that I chase footnotes. I sometimes try to find specific instances to make the case, but when I search without a known destination, it seems to be an impossible task. Instead, I find the bad footnotes by accident. This is just something that cannot be forced. Lonnie Zamora As you all also know, I have been looking into the symbol that Lonnie Zamora reported seeing on the side of the landed UFO. That research has bled into other areas, including the idea that other members of the Socorro Police Department or the New Mexico State Police s... more »

Rump: Couldn't The Republicans Come Up With Somebody Better Than This?

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 3 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe One thing I've learned in 60-plus years on this planet is that political ideology is not the measure of a person. As a veteran blogger, I've personally known right-wingers who are stand-up folks, and lefties who aren't worth their own shit. And trying to change someone's mind on politics is like trying to change their religion. It tends to be a cognitive thing that one learns from one's parents or other authority figures. Even when it contradicts one's life lessons, you see people cling to those beliefs. I tend to avoid judging people by ideology, or by religion, b... more »

“The Fog of Politics”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Fog of Politics”* by Jesse "People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing compared with that of the rich." - John Kenneth Galbraith The sugar high of the Trump election seems to be wearing a bit thin on Wall Street. I had said at the time that... more »

The Iraqi City Of Tal Afar Is The Next Major Battle Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Independent*: *'Isis is full of killers, the worst come from Tal Afar': Bitter fight for city ahead and the violence may not end there* *The city of Tal Afar has become notorious for sectarian hatred - with many worried that even an Isis defeat on the road to Mosul will not bring peace* Tal Afar is a small city notorious for sectarian hatred and slaughter, which may soon be engulfed by a final battle between Isis and its bitterest enemies. Shia paramilitaries seeking revenge for past massacres of their co-religionists may soon assault the place which has provided many of the ... more »

Dictators Don't Need Courts-- Just Ask Putin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Despite Lindsey Graham's public hissy fit on the matter, we'll probably never know the full extent of Putin's infiltration of the 2016 election, but what we do know is that Putin's puppet candidate is certainly the President-elect of the United States now, even though the other candidate got around 2.2 million more votes than he did-- albeit in the wrong states apparently. Putin ever so lightly hacked Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan... maybe Ohio. Or not. In any case, Trump's role model announced he had withdrawn Russia from the International Criminal Court. I checke... more »

The Economy: "The Pressing Problem Nobody Dares Discuss"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Pressing Problem Nobody Dares Discuss"* by Charles Hugh-Smith "The list of pundits jostling for air time to add their two cents to discussions of hot-button issues such as immigration is endless. The airwaves and social media are overflowing with people wanting to comment on hot-button social issues, but when it comes to the the one truly critical dynamic that will shape the future- everyone's strangely silent. The reason nobody dares address this problem is that it has no solution within the current mode of production, i.e. the status quo. The problem is an oversupply of lab... more »

The Battle For Mosul Is Now Going Underground

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*USA Today:* *Battle for Mosul goes underground: Column* *ISIL has had two years to dig intricate tunnels* The fight against the Islamic State terror group is heading underground. As Iraqi forces, with U.S. support, close in on Mosul, the toughest fighting likely will not be in the streets or door-to-door, but in sophisticated miles-long tunnel networks ISIL has constructed under the city. Fighting in this subterranean domain presents unique tactical, operational, technological and even legal challenges, for which the U.S. military must be better prepared. This is far from the fir... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A still image taken from an Islamic State (IS) video released through the group's Amaq news agency shows an unidentified militant addressing the camera. Video said to be shot in Mosul, Iraq, on October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Reuters TV via Amaq news agency/File Photo *Samia Nakhoul and Michael Georgy, Reuters*: *Special Report: Under siege in Mosul, Islamic State turns to executions and paranoia* A few weeks ago, a person inside Mosul began to send text messages to Iraqi military intelligence in Baghdad. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, "has become intemperate," said ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 17, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*VOA: **Trump Looms Over Lima’s APEC Summit* U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Peru on Friday for his final Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting, but his presence will be overshadowed by someone who is not scheduled to attend until next year – his successor, President-elect Donald Trump. Trump has asserted during the campaign that the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a “death blow” and a “rape of our country.” *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* 1 month in, Iraq still *faces grueling urban combat in Mosul.* Weather stalls Mosul offensive *but dead...more »

Norway's Largest Bank Pulled Assets Out of Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Indigenous Sami at Standing Rock worked together with the camp's legal team Water Protectors Legal Collective to expose the human rights abuses by militarized police, and threat to the water. Photo copyright Jeff Chad. DNB Dumps Dakota Access Pipeline By Brenda Norrell Censored News WASHINGTON, DC -- The largest bank in Norway, DNB, has sold its assets in Dakota Access Pipeline.

Saudi’s Warn Trump Not To Stop Oil Imports

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Saudi Arabia has warned US president-elect Donald Trump of the consequences should he decide to stick to his election promise to block oil imports from the Kingdom. During his campaign, Trump had vowed to secure the US energy sector’s independence from “our foes and the oil cartels” and to create “complete American energy independence.” But according to the Saudi’s, Donald Trump would jeopardize the global economy if he blocks Middle East oil imports for the purpose of creating an energy independent United States. They say that Trump should be careful before making such a drastic ...more »

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates November 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraqi forces struggle to tell friend from foe in Mosul street battle* A vehicle shielded with metal plates and driven by a suicide attacker turned onto a main road filled with soldiers in eastern Mosul and burst into a ball of fire, causing several casualties. As it careered down the road it was riddled with gunfire as Iraqi forces responded to the latest Islamic State counterattack against their push to reclaim the northern city. This and what followed on Thursday were indicative of the challenges Iraq's U.S.-backed military faces in fighting enemies who are willing ... more »

Some climate realities for the incoming Trump Administration to consider

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Patrick Michaels & Chip Knappenberger* While the twitterverse is chirping with concern over Donald Trump’s handling of the global warming science, we offer a few realities that should be key parts of any transitional team’s synthesis. 1. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that by itself will result in a slight warming of the lower atmosphere and surface temperatures, as well as a cooling of the stratosphere. a. All of these have been observed. 2. Additional warming is provided by a complicated feedback with water vapour. If it were large and positive, so... more »

Love the sound of new audio technology applied

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Only one cubic foot of footprint If your in the market for "good speakers" Golden Ear may be a bargain. I cant think of any other sub woofer I would want for a above average system, at an attainable price.

Easy Felt Tree

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 6 hours ago
This post is sponsored by Little Partners, all ideas and opinions are my own These cute felt trees are everywhere and I have wanted to make one for my girls for a long time, but every single one I have looked at required a lot of cutting and sewing. I wanted my girls to be able to start having fun right away, so I came up with a tree that is just as cute and takes less than 30 minutes to pull together! You will need: - a large piece of green felt - good scissors - buttons or small ornaments - white crayon - sticky back velcro - a felt board (we love and use a... more »

Normandie Poster

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

President Obama: 'I Warned President-Elect Donald Trump That He’ll Lose Elections And People Will Die If He Doesn’t Shape Up'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington. REUTERS *Politico*: *Obama to Trump: Time to get serious* *In Berlin, the president warned his successor that his divisive campaign style won't wear well in the Oval Office.* BERLIN — Get serious or get played, President Barack Obama told President-elect Donald Trump here Thursday — warning his successor that he’ll lose elections and people will die if he doesn’t shape up. As impressive as the campaign he ran was, that won’t translate to ... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
R. v. Clause, 2016 ONCA 859: [81] Collusion can arise both from a deliberate agreement to concoct evidence, as well as from communication among witnesses that can have the effect, whether consciously or unconsciously, of colouring and tailoring their descriptions of the impugned events: *R. v. B. (C.) *(2003), 167 O.A.C. 264, [2003] O.J. No. 11 (C.A.), at para. 40. As this court noted in *R. v. F.(J.*) (2003), 177 C.C.C. (3d) 1, [2003] O.J. No. 3241 (C.A.), at para. 77, the "reliability of a witness's account can be undermined not only by deliberate collusion for the purpos... more »

Two Kurdish Members of IS Killed in Coalition Airstrikes. KurdIShIS Strikes Again!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
hattip to Ally for this gem 😊 Two Kurdish Members of IS Killed in Coalition Airstrikes *HAWIJA — Two Kurdish members of Islamic State have been killed in southwestern Kirkuk, said the Kirkuk police directorate in a statement on Wednesday.* *The statement revealed that Abu Ayoub al-Kurdi and Smo Pshtiwan Talabani were eliminated by the US-led coalition warplanes in Hawija, where at least six IS positions were targeted.* *Abu Bara al-Mosuli, the IS commander in charge of the weapons cache in Hawija, was also killed in the airstrikes.* *KurdIShIS- A fact stated here repeatedly!* ... more »

Corbynism and the Socialist Party

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Picked up by Howie and Coatesy after getting some coverage from the BBC and *The Graun*, the leadership cadre of my erstwhile comrades have formally applied to rejoin the Labour Party, and launched a campaign to gain admittance. To this end, the Socialist Party has produced the requisite round robin letter and a petition. Admitting these folks to the Labour Party is an obviously bad idea, so I won't be repeating well rehearsed arguments. Nor is it at all likely their applications are set to get the NEC's nod. For one, they remain a separate organisation who routinely stood candidat... more »

Russia Strikes ISIS & Al-Nusra With Cruise Missiles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russian strategic bombers launched strikes with cruise missiles on ISIS and Al-Nusra targets in Syria, the Defense Ministry reported. The Tu-95MS bombers flew from Russia for the mission, and fired at the terrorist positions while over the Mediterranean Sea. RT reports: With in-flight refueling on two occasions, the bombers covered a distance of some 11,000km (6,835 miles), flying over a northern sea route and the eastern Atlantic. Su-33 fighter jets from Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and air forces from the Khmeimim base in Syria were also deployed in the strikes on ... more »

Giant Polar Bear Pets Dog In Canada

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A Canadian has captured footage of a big-bodied polar bear and his friend a small Canadian sled in northern Manitoba over the weekend. The bizarre encounter was recorded by tour guide David De Meulles who says he has never seen anything like it. CBC News reports: “I had no idea what was going to happen, and then sure enough he started petting that dog, acted like he was a friend,” David De Meulles said. “I just so happen to catch a video of a lifetime.” De Meulles recorded a video over the weekend that shows one of the Arctic predators towering over a dog, tenderly petting it while... more »

Kosovo Police Thwart ISIS Attack On Israeli Football Team

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Police in Kosovo have reportedly foiled an Islamic State plot to launch simultaneous terrorist attacks in Kosovo and neighbouring Albania. Counter-terrorism police arrested a number of people associated with ISIS who were believed to have been preparing attacks in the Balkans region, including one during a football match between Israel and Albania. NBC News reports: According to a statement issued Thursday, 18 people were arrested in Kosovo and six more across both Albania and Macedonia. Police said explosive devices, weapons, electronic equipment and a drone were recovered. Polic... more »

Passed along without comment: Three residential buildings on Manhattan's Far West Side "Dump the Trump name"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*You can watch 15 seconds' worth of video of the de-Trumpification of one of the affected buildings on Manhattan's Far West Side on the DNAinfo New York website.* *by Ken* Like it says up above, this DNAinfo New York post is passed along without comment, except to underscore the actual status of what are described below variously as "three Trump residential buildings" and the "Trump Place buildings" on Manhattan's Far West Side. As the residents noted in that petition signed by "more than 500 people": "Trump leases his name to buildings he does not own." (Note too that the "Rivers... more »

The Real Cost Of Scotland’s Obsession With Renewable Energy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Ardrossan Wind Farm Yesterday I looked at just how little wind power is being produced in England. The other side of the coin, of course, is Scotland, where the situation is reversed. There, wind power accounts for more than a quarter of total generation. The SNP like to brag about […]

I admire two Czech anti-ISIS warriors detained in Turkey

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
*Turkey's openly anti-Kurdish, pro-ISIS stance proves that Turkey is no ally* Yesterday, Turkish forces captured two brave Czechs, Mr Miroslav Farkaš, a sniper (code name Serxwebun Botan), and Ms Markéta Všelichová (coded Zelane Botan), a smiling and attractive 24-year-old student of the Technology Department of the University of Agriculture, a practician in the combative health services, and a logistics expert who is also great in pattern recognition. She can identify an attacker in a mob of refugees rather accurately and quickly. But yes, she can assemble and disassemble a subma... more »

President Obama Tells President-Elect Trump To Stand-Up To Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Obama, With Merkel in Berlin, Warns Trump Against Cutting Harmful Deals With Putin* *The long-planned talks between the U.S. and German leaders have turned into high-stakes sessions on how to maintain the longtime trans-Atlantic alliance* BERLIN—President Barack Obama warned President-elect Donald Trump to stand up to Russia when necessary as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to address the inequities of globalization that propelled the populist tycoon to the White House. “What unites us is the common conviction that globalization needs to be d... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Mitt Romney?!?!?!?!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNBC:* *Romney and Trump to discuss secretary of state position, NBC source says* Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News. In March, the former Massachusetts governor called Trump "a phony" and "a fraud" when discussing the then-candidate. He also campaigned with Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the Buckeye State during the primaries. Trump has called Romney a loser and has said he "choked like a dog" du...more »

President Trump Will Not Be Able To Use The Oval Office In the First Year Of His Term

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Photo: Shutterstock *Daily Mail*: *Rigged renovation: Now it's revealed that President-elect Trump might not even get to work out of the Oval Office for a YEAR – after Obama put off security upgrades * * President-elect Donald Trump assumes office January 20th * Former George W. Bush political guru Karl Rove told Fox News that the incoming president won't get to use the Oval Office for his first year * He cited a major security renovation to install bullet-proof glass and other upgrades * The office has a ceremonial role, puts the president right near his staff, and is just 70 yards... more »

We agree with Charlie Pierce about Hanks!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016We see him and raise him one:* At least in principle, we tend to agree with Charlie Pierce about Tom Hanks. Hanks recently gave a heartwarming speech about how there's nothing to look at here. "We are going to be all right," Hanks said. "America has been in worse places than we are at right now." Pierce suggested that, while *Hanks* will be fine, many others may not be OK in the wake of last Tuesday's election. He was suggesting that Hanks' reassurances may have come from inside a wealthy man's uber-bubble. At least in principle, we saw where Pierce wa... more »

VIDEO Water Protector Beaten Bloody by Bismarck Police

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Videos expose Bismarck police beating cuffed man bloody and hooding him Watch video below: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 NOW! Water Protector Beaten Bloody While in Zip-Ties by Bismarck Police Above: video by Unicorn Riot Below KFYR TV Video:

Suspicions That The Killing Of Three U.S. Soldiers At A Jordanian Air Base Was Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times:* *U.S. Investigates Deaths of 3 Soldiers in Jordan as Possible Terrorism* JERUSALEM — American officials said Wednesday that they were investigating the killing of three United States soldiers at a Jordanian air base this month as a possible terrorist attack and dismissed suggestions that the three had done anything to provoke the shooting. The Nov. 4 shooting has been shrouded in secrecy as American and Jordanian officials investigate it, a sign of the sensitivity surrounding the episode. But the Americans evidently became irritated at reports that seemed to pla... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: US Government Caught In Flat Out LIE That Russia Is "Bombing Syrian Hospitals"!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
Just this morning I received an email request from a friend and fellow truth seeker asking for my input into some news reports coming in from the Jew spew media that "Russia is again bombing Syrian hospitals" and after reading the reports, I had to do an 800 KPH palm to the forehead..... Apparently the US government is once again trying something desperate to change their failing fortunes in Syria and is once again lying their asses off to the American people... For this article, I want to present the following report from the Global Research website out of Canada, at www.globalrese... more »

Obama stumbles, um's and ah's his way through a presser with Angela Merkel while trashing Trump. More on Megyn Kelly, Hillary Clinton, and the dishonest press...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*smartest man in the room?* I'm listening to Odumbo sound like the dope he is. Imagine if you will Bush going oversees and trashing Odumbo. You can't, because it would never happen. Only a few more months to have to endure this disgrace of a president. Meantime, Hillary crawls out looking a mess at a fund raiser for the Children's Defense Fund and says: *"I will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me. There have been a few times this past week when all I wanted to do is just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again."* Tell me w... more »

Zapatistas 'It's Not the Decision of One Person'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Comandante Moises It’s Not the Decision of One PersonNovember 2016For the [l@s] racists:Well, we’ve been reading and listening to everything you’ve been saying and writing.We’ve seen all of your mockery, your scorn, the racism that you can no longer hide.I believe that the compañeros and especially the compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress [CNI] are also reading and listening

How Will A President Trump Manage America's Many Wars?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Greg Myer, NPR*: *How Will Trump Handle America's Multiple Wars?* When Donald Trump enters the Oval Office, his presidency will begin with a national security challenge that has no precedent — four separate wars where the U.S. military is bombing Islamist extremists. Presidential transitions in wartime aren't new, and some earlier conflicts were on a much larger scale. President Obama confronted two major wars on his first day in 2009. President Nixon came into office as the Vietnam War raged. President Truman assumed office when Franklin D. Roosevelt died in the final months of ... more »

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Is To Be President-Elect Trump's National Security Adviser

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Report: Trump to pick Michael Flynn for national security adviser* Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is reportedly set to become President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser, according to NBC News. Flynn, who has been a military adviser to Trump throughout his campaign, was rumored to be a top choice for the position, the National Review reported Wednesday. Jason Miller, an aide to Trump, said Flynn met with the president-elect on Wednesday and said he would be a "fantastic addition" to the team. "No formal announcement yet for that position. Gen. Flynn met ... more »

World News Briefs -- November 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Iraqi special forces soldiers fire a mortar round at Islamic State fighters positions in Tahrir neighbourhood of Mosul, Iraq, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic *Reuters:* *Iraqi forces yet to seal off Mosul as battle enters second month* The U.S.-backed offensive to crush Islamic State in its last major city stronghold in Iraq entered a second month on Thursday as forces arrayed against the hardline Sunni group sought finally to seal off Mosul from all sides. The militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on Oct... more »

Where is The Hate...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*I* *"Whatever is happening to you is supposed to happen - how can you tell..?* *Because it's happening."* *- Teal Swan* "I know what good morals are, but you're supposed to disregard good morals when you're living in a crazy, bad world. If you're in Hel, how can you live like an angel? You're surrounded by devils,trying to be an angel? That's like suicide." Tupac Shakkur *"Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law.* * Love is the Law, Love Under Will." * *"Was du tun willst, soll das Ganze des Gesetzes sein. Liebe ist das Gesetz, Liebe unter Willen. " * *"דו זאלס... more »

Zapatistas on CRacism and Empty Intellectualism 'It's Not the Decision of One Person'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Comandante Moises It’s Not the Decision of One PersonNovember 2016For the [l@s] racists:Well, we’ve been reading and listening to everything you’ve been saying and writing.We’ve seen all of your mockery, your scorn, the racism that you can no longer hide.I believe that the compañeros and especially the compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress [CNI] are also reading and listening to

Monsanto Desperately Hoping to Hide New Food Safety Test Results

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - It is no surprise that Monsanto doesn't want you to know about these food safety test results. The post Monsanto Desperately Hoping to Hide New Food Safety Test Results appeared first on Waking Times.

More questions arise over gene-editing tool

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A new letter signed by 20 researchers is casting additional doubts on the validity of a potentially invaluable lab tool — and alleges the lab that produced the initial results turned them away when they tried to replicate its findings in mammalian cells. In a letter published this week in Protein & Cell, the researchers […] The post More questions arise over gene-editing tool appeared first on Retraction Watch.

“Seeing ‘The New Reality’ GM Moves to Invest $900 Million in Three U.S. Plants!”; Update: "GM Stays in Kentucky"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Seeing ‘The New Reality’ GM Moves to Invest $900 Million in Three U.S. Plants!”* by Newsroom "General Motors Wednesday announced that a new reality in business has motivated it to undertake initiatives to strengthen and align its production output at key U.S. manufacturing operations. The plans include investing more than $900 million in three facilities- Toledo Transmission Operations in Ohio, Lansing Grand River in Michigan and Bedford Casting Operations in Indiana- to prepare the facilities for future product programs. The company will invest $37 million to support future prod...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Military.com:* *US Ground Troops Now Likely Inside Mosul* U.S. troops serving as advisers were moving with elite Iraqi units that have advanced into the eastern sector of Mosul but were remaining behind the "forward line of troops," a military spokesman said Wednesday. Air Force Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, would neither confirm nor deny that the U.S. advisers were now inside the northwestern Iraqi city. He said the troops were accompanying Iraqi Counter Terror Service units who were experiencing "extremely tough fightin... more »

President-Elect Trump's Transition Team Has Not Contacted The Pentagon And State Department Yet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Tal Kopan, CNN:* *Why hasn't Trump's transition team called the Pentagon?* Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump's decision to have Mike Pence replace Chris Christie as the leader of his transition effort, and ongoing infighting in Trump Tower, is causing delays and confusion in Washington. Election Day was eight days ago, but Donald Trump's transition team has yet to contact the Pentagon, State Department or other federal agencies. And a move to purge some transition advisers and employees has further slowed the process of getting the incoming administration off the blocks...more »

Is President-Elect Donald Trump's Transition In Chaos?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CBS/AP*: *Trump transition to the White House - live blog* Over the next two months, leading up to his inauguration as the nation’s 45th president, Donald Trump and his transition team will be hiring thousands of people -- about a thousand of whom must be confirmed by the Senate. Here’s the latest on what’s going on with the presidential transition: *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I have been studying and writing and posting on U.S. Presidential elections for years .... and I have a completely different view on what the main stream media is reporting on this transition process. ... more »

Google Scores a Pro-Monopoly Seat on Trump Transition Team

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
* Google says "Don't be evil." Look for their name as the third to sign on to NSA spying.* *by Gaius Publius* Yes, we're talking about that Google and that Trump. Just two points first, before we look at Dave Dayen's report of the news. *The Cult of the High-Tech Billionaire* First, a little context. We on the hipster left, along with many others in the non-political culture, tend to think of the billionaire high-tech founder and CEO as special, as a seer into the future and a builder of the world of the future — the world of driverless cars, the "gig economy" that powers "disru... more »

Wiki Leaks, Clinton Ties to Haiti Child Kidnapping/er Laura Silsby

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Wow! Talk about your blast from the past! In 2010 when the story about Laura Silsby’s child trafficking episode was breaking, yours truly was blogging away on the subject!* Covering the reports from February through to April of 2010- The story went away as quick as it appeared. Which wouldn't be a shocker since it was definitely connected to the Clintons. *According to the inquisitr* this entire story has been concocted as a smear by a so called Trump supporter on Reddit? Maybe? But that doesn't make the story false. *No way! * *The man himself, Bill Clinton, intervened, on beh... more »

"How It Really Is, We Hope"

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

"Wounded But Not Slain"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Wounded But Not Slain"* "I am wounded but I am not slain. I'm bruised and faint they say... I shall lay me down and bleed a while, then I shall rise and fight again. Just let me lie and bleed awhile; I'll not be long this way. My Spirit's low and my eyes flow. My heart is sad and sore; But when my pen'ent tears are gone, I'll stand and fight some more. I'll bind these wounds; I'll dry these tears; I'll close this bleeding vein; I'll not lie here and weep and die: I'll rise and fight again. 'Twas yesterday I bowed so low, Was weak from tears and pain; Today I'm strong; my fears are g... more »

U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump To Meet Japanese Prime Minister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Trump transition kicks into higher gear, as president-elect plans to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Abe* Donald Trump’s transition to power as president kicked into higher gear on Thursday, as transition officials were expected to fan out across federal agencies and Trump prepared for an important meeting with Japan’s prime minister. The 5 p.m. session with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump’s first with a foreign leader since the election, has raised questions among some in Washington’s foreign policy community because Trump has apparently not been ... more »

The road to somewhere

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
As regular readers of *ITBB *and *News-watch *will know, Radio 4 has taken BBC bias to a whole new high in recent months over Brexit (well, at least until their Trump coverage came along and took it even higher!). Apart from a couple of pro-Brexit editions of *A Point of View* (on 12 and 13 July), the channel has offered no other pro-Brexit programmes whilst offering countless anti-Brexit programmes (including major, authored documentaries about Brexit from David Aaronovitch to Gary Younge and Gus O'Donnell). The bias has been off the scale. The trend continues. This week's *Analy... more »

Post truth

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
POST TRUTH. “Post-truth politics (also called post-factual politics) is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored” This is funny. The BBC boasting about ‘fakes debunked’. Oh! physician, heal thyself. *************** I’m no fan of Donald Trump (as it’s customary to declare before daring to question some anti-Trump hyperbole) but recently the BBC has abandoned impartiality almost to the point of recklessness. One small... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Rob Mercer

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
Rob Mercer For those of you keeping score at home, this week, I talked with Rob Mercer. He was the guy who found the Blue Book files for sale on Craig’s List, or rather a box of them. Though we didn’t spend much time talking about the cases found in there, I was more impressed with the investigative lengths he went to finding the original owner of that box. He was able to trace the files to a former member of Project Blue Book, Carmon Marano, who was interviewed here a couple of weeks ago. Just the story about how he found Marano, and as I mentioned, I have found his name in the cas... more »

When Scalia Beamed up!

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 12 hours ago
by Len Hart These flights are critical to the the government's crumbling cover up! Without those flights, Bush and his murderous co-conspirators will have to revise the big lie. They will have to concoct yet another cover story from the ground up! A cover up is on the brink of collapse when those guilty of capital crimes and high treason either turn on one another or are forced to revise the lie! [ ]Obama says Trump will soon face a sobering 'reality' check! Why does this sound ominous? For example: what happened to A. Scalia? What will happen to Trump! I have no fondness for Trump... more »

Details of investigative report into Sarkar released by ACLU

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
We knew that Wayne State University had investigated allegations of misconduct against Fazlul Sarkar, the scientist who is suing PubPeer commenters over criticisms of his work. We knew The Scientist had obtained a copy of the report, which concluded he had engaged in widespread misconduct, and he should retract more than 40 papers. And now, thanks […] The post Details of investigative report into Sarkar released by ACLU appeared first on Retraction Watch.

TEABAGGED: Teabagger jokes versus listening tour!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016Part 4—Trampling the floor of respect:* You might even say that Arlie Hochschild went on a listening tour. As detailed in yesterday's report, the Berkeley professor found herself puzzled by attitudes in the Tea Party. She went to redder-than-red Louisiana, foolishly saying that she was determined to listen and learn. It's hard to know why a "distinguished Berkeley sociologist" (New York Times) would think she could "learn" from Those People. Whatever! In a recent book event videotaped by C-Span, this "distinguished" professor said she went to the Bayou ... more »

Native Woman Claims Chemical Weapons Used At Standing Rock

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Native Americans at Standing Rock, North Dakota are being sprayed with chemical weapons from a crop duster plane with two hoses under the wings, according to protestor Candida Rodriguez Kingbird. “Last night, the new development, there was an aircraft flying over our encampment from approximately 1:40am to 2:20am, every two minutes on the dot they were circling the circumference of our camp and doing what we believe to be spraying chemical agents down on top of us. “This is an act of chemical warfare, this is an act of terrorism by the United States government against the indigeno... more »

Trump Is Right: Secret Documents Confirm Vaccines Cause Autism

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
President-elect Trump has come under fire by the establishment for daring to suggest vaccines might be responsible for skyrocketing autism rates – even though there is evidence the MMR vaccine does cause autism, and regulators and drug executives have known about this for a long time. Last Friday, November 4th, Obama quietly signed an Executive Order titled Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats. Basically, Obama’s agenda is to push vaccines and normalize quarantine procedures across nations during outbreaks. ...more »

Too Good to be True...Is this Guy for Real???

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*Too Good to be True...Is this Guy for Real???* Steve Unpronounceable is at it again....issuing ultimatums against the US Deep State. The self-admitted intelligence wonk came in from the cold during the US election campaign. He introduced himself in a shocking video as representing the *"White Hats"* (as opposed to the knock-off "White Helmets") in the Pentagon/CIA. Steve said he was part of an "informal" group who were spear-heading a counter-coup to the Clinton coup. He said both coups were silent and bloodless "Internet" driven coups. I like what he had to say because, if t... more »

In Domestic and Foreign Affairs, ‘It’s the Institutions, Stupid’

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
[tl;dr: This is a ~3.5k word essay on why the biggest threat posed by a Trump Presidency is to liberal-republican institutions at home and abroad. It suggests placing specific policy debates on the back burner in favor of forming and maintaining a broad political coalition—one aimed at preserving those two aspects of American liberal order. In brief, […]

A Look At Who Is Coming And Going From Trump Tower

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Cattle call: A who's who of the political and business elite come and go from Trump Tower as he builds his administration* * Political and business elite as well as several family members have been spotted walking in and out of Trump Tower since the election * President-elect Donald Trump appears to be meeting with his transition team and others to decide who will be in his cabinet * Seen on Wednesday include Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, political fundraiser Steve Mnuchin, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio * Eric Trump, Sen Jeff Sessions, and retired Lt Gen Mic... more »

When Will Russian President Putin And Soon To Be U.S. President Trump Meet?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump © Sergei Karpukhin, Carlo Allegri / Reuters *RT*: *Putin & Trump discussed post-inauguration meeting, but no date set – Kremlin* Russia's President Vladimir Putin has discussed a future meeting with the US President-elect Donald Trump, but no exact date was appointed, the Kremlin said, rebutting media reports the two are already set for a tête-à-tête in January. “It is true that during a [phone] conversation they talked about intentions to resume contacts, to arrange a meeting, but it has not been mentioned when this will happen,” Pu... more »

Snow Mexican Diary Day 4ish

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Biggest news of the day comes from the Hildebeast. Was she drunk and disorderly on election night, is that why the unimaginable speech by Podesta happened? One thing we know for sure is she still does not get it. She spoke to the Children's Defence Fund for which she received $250,000. Everything for the children Hillary. Apparently Jessie Jackson still has fish to troll for. Trump may nix the new Airforce One, not tremendous enough. Trump may want privacy. Trump may not cut ribbons. Trump floating interment camps for Muslims. Other than that basicly everyone kissing his ring and ... more »

US Intelligence Chief James Clapper Resigns

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The United States’ intelligence chief James Clapper has resigned ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration. US intelligence director Clapper says he has submitted letter of resignation amid presidential transition – NBC News https://t.co/NcZswOZwp3 — Breaking News (@BreakingNews) November 17, 2016 He told a hearing of the House intelligence committee on Thursday that he had submitted his resignation on Wednesday night and felt “pretty good” about it. “I submitted my letter of resignation last night which felt pretty good. I’ve got 64 days left,” he said His resignation, which comes as ... more »

Autism Conference and My Paper on the Ontology of Autism With Special Consideration for the Role of Ionizing Radiation

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Greetings Everyone I'm headed to a conference on autism and will not be posting again until I return after Thanksgiving: 1st Annual Cyprus International Conference on Autism Treatment and Research: Magic Always Happens Through Our Interdisciplinary Approach To Autism 18 - 23 November, 2016, Coral Beach Hotel & Resort Paphos - Cyprus http://autism360cy.com/ You can read my paper here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vdicvwgf18eg9q9/00%20Autistic%20Ontologies%20and%20the%20Open%20Genome%20Paper%20November%201%202016.pdf?dl=1 Please keep in mind the paper is in DRAFT VERSION. In the pape... more »

Mosul Campaign Day Thirty-One, Nov 16, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Two new neighborhoods of Mosul were entered, but otherwise there was continued heavy fighting in the eastern side of the city. The Golden Division attacked Sihaand Dahabiya. That unit plus the 9th Division were still fighting in Intisar, Judaydat al-Mufti, Salam, Younis Sabawi, Aden, Khadra, and Tahrir. Bakrwas also declared freed for the secondtime. All of these areas have been contested for days with Aden and Tahrir liberated once each, Intisar twice, and Khadra three times. An officer in the 9thDivision interviewed by Rudawsaid that its armored vehicles and tanks had been bottl... more »

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Has Submitted His Resignation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) testifies at a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *NBC*: *Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Resigns* Director of National Intelligence James Clapper submitted his resignation Wednesday. Clapper has said in interviews with NBC News over the last year that he was counting down the days to stepping down at the end of President Obama's final term in office. He started as a young intelligence office reporting to his father in Vietnam. More than 50 years of service, h... more »

Leaked EU energy package subsidises fossil fuels, undermines renewables

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/leaked-eu-energy-package-subsidises-fossil-fuels-undermines-renewables/?nl_ref=24897968 From EurActiv: EXCLUSIVE / The EU claims to be promoting an ambitious agenda at the Marrakesh climate conference, but its latest piece of energy legislation could subsidise new coal capacity and undermine market access for renewables. EurActiv France reports. On 30 November, the European Commission will unveil its […]

Authors retract paper lacking approval to study asthma in athletes

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The authors of a 2014 study about asthma in Norwegian athletes have retracted it after realizing they hadn’t obtained proper approval from an ethical committee. The study’s first and corresponding author of the study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine — Julie Stang from the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences in Oslo — told […] The post Authors retract paper lacking approval to study asthma in athletes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Duterte Says Philippines May Follow Russia & Pull Out Of ICC

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that his country may decide to follow in Russia’s footsteps and withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Russia announced on Wednesday that it was formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the international criminal court, a day after the court published a report classifying the Russian annexation of Crimea as an occupation. The Filipino leader, slammed the ICC as “useless,” and said that Manila would be happy to join a system of world governance established by Russia and China. Press TV reports: Ahead of... more »

Timelapse Of The Guided Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) Launch On Nov. 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*From USNI News: *The following is a timelapse video released by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries of the launch of the guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) on Nov. 12, 2016.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Worldwide religious intolerance in 2016 pic.twitter.com/Qk3en7OKsP — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 15, 2016


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*Pakistan expels Turkish staff from schools supposedly linked to Erdogan's foe Ben Carson declines role in Trump administration because he 'feels he has no government experience' Sweden could become the first major country to issue a national digital currency Suspect in Oklahoma City airport shooting found dead, according to police Physicists just discovered a second state of liquid water Trump Considering Ted Cruz For Attorney General First India, Now Australia Should Abolish Big Bank-Notes According To UBS Who's Behind The Portland Riots? 60% Of Arrested Anti-Trump... more »

Justin Webb v Joel Pollak

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
For fans of transcriptions (and for Samira Ahmed), here's the transcript of this mornings 7.10* Today* interview between Justin Webb and *Breitbart*'s Joel Pollak: *Justin Webb*: What's Steve Bannon like? What kind of a man is he? *Joel Pollak*: He's a tough-minded, disciplined, very focused manager. He's very open to debate but that debate has to be on a basis of facts and data. And he encourages diverse voices. He recruited people from a variety of backgrounds to work at *Breitbart *and has taken *Breitbart *overseas to *Breitbart London *with our own Raheem Kassam - who you, I'... more »

Now So More Than Ever

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Canadians would be foolish to ignore the ill wind that is blowing from the south. Rather than ignoring it, Clare Boychuk and Mark Dance suggest that Canadians should push back against it: In the wake of Trump’s election, the main lesson for Canadians is that change is coming. We can shape that change and choose pluralism over the forces of white nationalism, but to do so will require listening to a diversity of voices and a willingness to participate in robust public conversations about racism, land, multiculturalism and equality. The American model has always been the melting po... more »

Tucker Carlson interviews two people who are trying to get Donald Trump’s Presidential Election victory overturned by the Electoral College

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
https://youtu.be/_f0WQ1qQ-Ts Democracy? My attention wandered when one of them used the word 'deplorable', that was a sign of where he was coming from.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Admiral Grigorovich frigate launches missiles against terrorist assets in Syria. © PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Hillary Clinton Makes Her First Formal Appearance Since Conceding The Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *Washington Post:* *Hillary Clinton, in first formal talk since conceding: ‘There is common ground to build upon’* Hillary Clinton, in her first formal appearance since conceding the presidential election, acknowledged Wednesday that the experience has been terribly painful but urged a gathering of child advocates to persevere with their work and press “the values we share.” “I know over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the coun... more »

Obama Hails Democracy In Front Of Suffering Greeks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech on democracy to debt-ridden Greeks in Athens thanking them for their help and laying out his vision for the future before leaving office. Obama said globalisation is inevitable in the modern age of smartphones and seamless trade and needs to be improved to show that it works for the masses rather than the elites. He called on the youth of the world not to lose heart and said that the best time to be born in history is today. Obama made the comments during a foreign policy speech at the ancient birthplace of democracy during his last trip ov... more »

Donald Trump Linked To Russian State By Viking Chieftain Ancestor

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump allegedly has Viking and Russian blood running through his veins. Donald Trump’s ancestors founded the Russian state, a genealogist has claimed. Trump is a direct descendant of Viking prince Rurik, a legendary Scandinavian chieftain “from the tribe of the Rus”. His mother’s heritage may also provide a Viking link. Daily Mail reports: According to the nationalists newspaper Estonian World Review Russian genealogist Aleksey Nilogov says Mr Trump has ties to European royalty but he claims Barack Obama is also a descendant of Rurik. More descendants includ... more »

Clinton Wanted To Curl Up & Never Leave House After Losing To Trump

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Hillary Clinton said she was so disappointed at losing the US presidential election to Donald trump, that there were times when she just wanted to “curl up…and never leave the house again.” During a speech at a children’s charity in Washington DC, she urged the audience to fight for American values and “never give up” and said “now I will admit coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me.” Clinton, who was reportedly drunk became very aggressive when she realized she was losing on election night, blamed her loss on FBI director James Comey, who announced a new inquiry into ... more »

Evening Down by the Bow

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 16 hours ago
By the time I reached Prince's Island Park, the last place I wanted to get to before my weekend concert, the light was really starting to fade on me. Again, I didn't see anything new but it gave me a chance to have some camera fun and grab a few close ups. I had no shortage of willing subjects.

We're All Supposed To Pretend That This Is a Normal Man And That Was A Normal Election-- That Neither The Russians Nor The FBI Grabbed For Their Puppet?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
It may be endlessly entertaining-- and even instructive-- to read about the discord in the Trump transition team, and Maddow certainly seems to have made it her beat, but the GOP knife fights, certainly part of Trump's managerial style, shouldn't take us away from the realistic goal we have to concentrate on: winning, winning, winning in 2018-- House seats and state legislative seats. Everything else-- delusions about getting the electoral college to overturn the announced results, delusions about getting "liberal Democrat" Trump on our side, delusions about impeachment...-- are j... more »

Trump's Racism Scaring Away Foreign Students

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
A clip from the NYTimes: “It’s the main topic of conversation among my friends,” said Palak Gera, 21, who is applying to graduate programs in pharmaceutical science in North Carolina, Illinois and North Dakota. “They don’t want to apply to the U.S. under Trump.” Aman Kumar, 18, who is looking at universities in California, said, “In his campaign, he’s discriminating against Muslim and other brown and black people,” adding, “I’m thinking of applying to Canada.”

Is the International Criminal Court’s “Legitimacy” Problem Also a Gender Problem?

Alexis Henshaw at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
Yesterday, Russia became the fourth country in recent weeks to announce its intent to withdraw from the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court. In doing so, it joins South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia in expressing concern about the institution’s functionality and legitimacy as an international institution. The Philippines is also reportedly contemplating departure. Because […]

Clinton's lead now more than a million votes

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 16 hours ago
As I explained last week, Donald Trump was elected to the Presidency despite having fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. She has already set a record for the biggest popular vote victory despite losing the Electoral College; according to CNN, she now (11/17/16 5:00am EST) leads by about 1,045,000 votes, roughly twice the margin of Al Gore's victory over George W. Bush in 2000. This equates to 0.8% of the popular vote. Moreover, Clinton's lead will only increase in the coming days. The CNN infographic cited above shows that only 78% of California's votes (where Clinton leads by roughly ... more »

Why Kurt Eichenwald and Peter Daou Need to Be Reincarnated as Amanda Marcotte's Dildos, Pt 2

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
So let's move on to Peter Daou, shall we? In a magnificently whiny screed at his new perch on *Shareblue*, Daou had practically insisted that Hillary had won the election because she won by 0.2% of the popular vote. Daou apparently shares the same misguided sentiment that #1, winning a presidential election's popular vote by 0.2% of the population (or under 600,000 votes) makes for a pretty shitty and useless mandate, not the least reason of which is #2, *the Electoral College's 538 electors is still the legally-binding metric*. So Daou and Melissa McEwen, another second r... more »

Samira Ahmed v Justin Webb

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Twitter saw an interesting contretemps this morning between Samira Ahmed and Justin Webb. Justin had been interviewing Joel Pollak, senior editor-at-large of *Breitbart News, *and things had got heated with Mr Pollak accusing Justin of making "inflammatory...libellous and defamatory" statements about *Breitbart* and Steve Bannon. By general consent, the *Today *man came off worst. ("Oh great. Justin Webb just got owned by the guy from *Breitbart*", tweeted Dan Hodges.) Here's a (tidied-up) transcription of what followed between the *Newswatch *host and the *Today *presenter on ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Israel-Bashing Profs At UC Berkeley Play Victim* Are University of California academics who engage in anti-Israel activism subject to “silencing”? Such were the strident cries on October 27, when about one hundred students gathered on a cloudy morning outside of Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley for the 3rd Annual International Day of Action for Palestine. Organized by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Bears for Palestine, the rally featured Israel-bashing, BDS-promoting professors Hatem Bazian and Rabab Abdulhadi, who insisted over loudspeakers that... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Greenland Blowing Away All Records For Ice Growth* Greenland’s surface has been gaining about 3.5 billion tons of ice per day since the first of September. This is about 50% above normal. Meanwhile government funded experts fraudsters are telling the press that Greenland is melting at catastrophic speed One of the top priorities of the Trump administration should be to root those responsible for this fraud out of government. SOURCE *Job one for Trump: Dismantle EPA regulatory assault on economy* President-elect Donald Trump must begin unraveling the Obama legacy immediatel... more »

"The Rules Are Set In Stone For The Rabble"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"The Rules Are Set In Stone For The Rabble"* by Peter Offermann "I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive." - Henry Miller “I am struggling lately with finding meaningful and rational events to provide a basis for sanity. The world events that are currently happening are surreal in themselves but what I really struggle with is people's reaction to them. It appears like most everyone is hypnotized to not see the predator terror birds currently in our living rooms. It's business as usual as the birds wreak havoc and pick off choice morsels [victims] with ... more »

"What Are the Georgia Guidestones?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"What Are the Georgia Guidestones?" by Wiki "The Georgia Guidestones are a huge granite artifact in Elbert County, Georgia, USA. It is sometimes referred to as an "American Stonehenge", a title which has been applied at times to a number of other structures. A message comprising ten guides is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The artifact is almost twenty feet (6m) tall, and made from six granite slabs weighing ... more »

“The Good, the Guilty and the Guillotine”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“The Good, the Guilty and the Guillotine”* by Uncola “I see Barsad, and Cly, Defarge, The Vengeance, the Juryman, the Judge, long ranks of the new oppressors who have risen on the destruction of the old, perishing by this retributive instrument, before it shall cease out of its present use. I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itse... more »

Welcome to the Bull Horn Presidency

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is delightful. Whenever someone publishes nonsense about him or his administration he cranks up the twitter account and he shares his feelings. He can actually outshout even the New York times. Thousands of reporters can now write a story regarding his reaction and his position before anyone has even read the original article. I think that the press is so screwed. This represents a complete loss of power and influence and they have not caught on yet. A couple of rounds like this and the press will be walking on egg shells. Trump really does have the bigger cannon and he... more »

Donald Trump Has Destroyed Documents and Emails in Defiance of Court Orders for 40 Years

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Bah! Trump operated in the one business in which every deal is inevitably dragged into court. And i do mean every deal. If it is not the partners it is the sub contractors. You soon learn that the most innocent scrap of paper can be twisted to damage your own case. This is not an environment in which documents are necessarily your freind. It actually makes complete sense to destroy all papers and correspondence once a final agreement has been signed. Then litigation resolves to a simple he said they said argument and the judge is likely to write a better deal for everyone... more »

Tired of Western Propaganda Against Russia? Here's Vladimir Putin’s Perspective

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
For the past two terms and really since HW Bush, the USA has treated Russia with benign neglect. Policy has been made in default of leadership by the military apparatus whose judgement is famously suspect. Today we have significant NATO forces moving up to the Russian border which is really unnecessary and an actual provocation. Why? If an actual conflict suddenly broke out they would be road kill. Worse it serves zero strategic purpose A vastly better schema would be to concentrate NATO forces in Romania and leave the northern flank wide open but protected by regional forces ... more »

22 Signs That You Are Embodying Your Higher Self

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
All i ask of you is to understand that your higher self is that chap providing good advice to your physical brain. Your physical brain must still judge the quality of the advice and also determine how to apply it. There is the danger of ill advice been pushed by outside agents of the same type, put this is easily eliminated through rational consideration or introspection. I found that meditation resulted finally with the elimination of idle chatter in my mind. A very calming development that leaves room for clear thinking without any distraction. I had gotten there before th... more »

Tom Watson takes Labour group to Yad Vashem after Corbyn said no thanks

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
' Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has led a delegation of the party's MPs to visit Israel's Yad Vashem memorial to the victims of the Holocaust after Jeremy Corbyn turned down an invitation to go himself. Mr Corbyn was originally invited by the leader of the Israeli Labour Party Isaac Herzog in the wake of the row which erupted earlier this year over anti-Semitic comments by former London mayor Ken Livingstone.' More here http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/tom-watson-takes-labour-group-to-yad-vashem-after-corbyn-said-no-thanks/ I have absolutely no comment about this.

Who's Laughing now?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago

Update on Ukraine Situation

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Trump's phone call with Putin adds a whole new twist to the Ukraine story. Will Trump back the US off from its war on Russia's border? Will Trump stop funding the Ukrainian military operation against their own citizens in eastern Ukraine (Donbass)? Time will tell on this one but it will be something to keep our eyes on. I made it to India in one piece. Spent the night in Delhi and now head south today to the conference. Have been joined by Dave Webb from the UK who arrived here late last night. Bruce

Why Are Public Officials Protecting The Pesticides Industry? Digging Down Into The Cesspool of Corruption

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day ago
*Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF* It is based on a cesspool of corruption that is most probably responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of the tobacco companies ever were. It is sheer criminality that hides behind corporate public relations, media misrepresentations and the subversion of respectable-sounding agencies which masquerade as public institutions. The ‘agrochemicals-agritech industry’ should not be regarded as some kind of faceless concept because that lets individuals off the hook. It is run by identifiable individuals who sel... more »

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

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

the amoco alien

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
“In November of 1988 AMOCO placed a full-page advertisement in Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine headlined "Technology so advanced it will help you answer some big questions." On the facing page was a full-page color photo of an alien head and shoulders with his four-fingered hand raised in a gesture of friendship.”

Who is Steve Bannon?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Waynesville, North Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"What Life Requires..."

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

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