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Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Stanford Philosopher Predicted Trump Win Back In 1998

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 minutes ago
Almost twenty years ago Stanford University philosopher Richard Rorty predicted the election of Donald Trump and the collapse of the “cultural left”. The late Richard Rorty warned in his book, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America, that the cultural left would eventually ensure their own demise. Rorty wrote that “to give cultural politics preference over real politics, and to mock the very idea that democratic institutions might once again be made to serve social justice.” He predicted that cultural politics on the left would give rise to resentment ... more »

Iran And Saudi Arabia Are Tearing The Middle East Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
*Max Fisher, New York Times*: *How the Iranian-Saudi Proxy Struggle Tore Apart the Middle East* Behind much of the Middle East’s chaos — the wars in Syria and Yemen, the political upheaval in Iraq and Lebanon and Bahrain — there is another conflict. Saudi Arabia and Iran are waging a struggle for dominance that has turned much of the Middle East into their battlefield. Rather than fighting directly, they wield and in that way worsen the region’s direst problems: dictatorship, militia violence and religious extremism. The history of their rivalry tracks — and helps to explain — th... more »

100 months to save the World have elapsed.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 hour ago
There have been MANY bad predictions by Alarmists. Flannery's damn...er...dam predictions, Britain will never see snow again, etc., etc., etc. Here is another. Andrew Simms, writing for the Guardian, on Friday 1st August 2008 wrote: Time is fast running out to stop irreversible climate change, a group of global warming experts warns today. We have only 100 months to avoid disaster. Because in just 100 months' time, if we are lucky, and based on a quite conservative estimate, we could reach a tipping point for the beginnings of runaway climate change. So, August to December 200... more »

When Should President Trump Go To War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. servicemen observed firing positions during a joint military exercise with Georgian forces, Vaziani, Georgia, May 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters *Eliot A. Cohen, Wall Street Journal*: *When President Trump Goes to War* *A new commander in chief will soon face hard decisions about how and when to deploy America’s military might. What principles should guide him?* President-elect Donald Trump does not speak softly, but he clearly believes in military power—what Theodore Roosevelt called “the big stick.” Like all of his predecessors, however, he will soon discover that it isn’t enough ... more »

Legalizing Cannabis

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Ethan Andersen* November 8th was a major step forward for the U.S. cannabis industry, with California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine passing legalization ballot measures that allow for the recreational use of cannabis in their states. The impact that the various measures’ passage will have on the cannabis space, taxpayers, entrepreneurial ventures, and general business will be tremendous, and despite the heavily anti-marijuana administration that seems to be coming in, individual states’ industries can expect to see a great deal of growth. Here’s a review of the states th... more »

Fake News of the Future

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
I've been avoiding talking too much about the recently completed US presidential election. I've some very strong opinions on it but it's motivated me to relaunch my political blog where I can have a place to focus on it and leave my geeky blog here relatively nonpartisan. One aspect of the recent election that has caught my eye which *does* have applicability to fiction and RPGs is the prevalence of "fake news". For example, I saw the following on my Facebook feed a few gazillion times: The problem with that quote is Trump never said that. For good measure, here is a quote that ... more »

This Drone Will Give Enhance The U.S. Navy Surveillance And Strike Targeting Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Business Insider:* *DARPA is building a drone to provide 'persistent' surveillance virtually anywhere in the world* DARPA is on track to unveil a working prototype of its "Tern" drone system in 2018 that could eventually give the Navy and Marines persistent surveillance and strike targeting "virtually anywhere in the world." If it's implemented, the Tern program would see fully-autonomous drones on small-deck ships throughout the world that can take off and land vertically. Once in flight, they transition to wing-borne flight at medium altitude and become the eyes and ears for it... more »

This U.S. Navy Strike Group Made China Nervous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2016) The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) (front) steams in formation with USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Momsen (DDG 92). Spruance, along with guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Decatur (DDG 73), and embarked “Devil Fish” and “Warbirds” detachments of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, deployed as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) under Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 31. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released) *Navy Times*: *Th... more »

Pentagon’s Top Weapon Testing Official Claims The F-35 Is NOT Combat Ready

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Air Force F-35s fly in formation over Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Photo: Air Force *Daily Mail*:* F-35 crisis as Pentagon’s top weapon testing official warns plan to put unfinished $400bn fighters into service puts pilots at 'significant risk'* * Fifth-generation fighter has been plagued with issues * $400bn development schedule has stretched to 15 years * Weeks ago military bosses claimed it was finally 'combat ready' The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been hailed as the 'most expensive weapon in history, costing $400bn. Now, it is finally set for its first mission - despit... more »

A New U.S. National Security Policy Under President-Elect Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for national security adviser, at Trump Tower on Friday. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times *New York Times*: *With National Security Choices, Trump Builds Team to Bulldoze Status Quo* WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s trio of hard-line selections on Friday served notice that he intends not only to reverse eight years of liberal domestic policies but also to overturn decades of bipartisan consensus on the United States’ proper role in world affairs. Mr. Trump is moving quickly to realize his cam... more »

Musical Interlude: Karl Jenkins, “Palladio”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Karl Jenkins, “Palladio” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqmbz8W1-tA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The recognizable profile of the Pelican Nebula soars nearly 2,000 light-years away in the high flying constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Also known as IC 5070, this interstellar cloud of gas and dust is appropriately found just off the "east coast" of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), another surprisingly familiar looking emission nebula in Cygnus. Both Pelican and North America nebulae are part of the same large and complex star forming region, almost as nearby as the better-known Orion Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* From our vantage point, dark dust clouds (upper left) hel... 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

"Living In The Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "Living In The Moment"* By Frederic Premji "I was going through the excellent book by Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now" (which is one of my all time favorite books) and I came across an interesting passage about the amount of time and energy people spend on past and future events, instead of focusing on the present moment. Everyone agrees, that the older you get, the quicker life seems to be. I remember a summer in between school years when I was 10 years old felt like forever, while now, I don’t even see the summers go by. Think back about your time between grades 2-7 for exampl... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by!

Explore But Don't Exploit

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
*Big sign welcoming the conference at the gate of Gitam University in Visakhapatnam, India* We are entering our third and final day in Visakhapatnam, India conference at the Gitam University School of Law. I cannot say enough times how impressed we have been with the total commitment to this conference from the law school administration, faculty and students. From the first day's formal opening that included the founding chancellor's excellent presentation (he acknowledged that he doesn't come out to many of these kind of events but asked to speak at the opening) it has been a r... more »

By Banning Cash The Government Wants To End Privacy

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 4 hours ago
The intellectuals and the politicians hate cash because they assume that any transaction where cash is involved is illegal. You already have a system which restricts you from using cash for high-value transactions unless you are ready to produce identification papers. If you are travelling with significant amount of cash you can be pulled up by the law enforcement and your money can be confiscated. You may have to go through a cumbersome and costly legal process to get your hard-earned money back. When people switch to digital payment systems, every transaction, big or small, is r... more »

Kyiv Kaleidoscope: Viktor Yanukovych, We Hardly Knew Ye! But We Knew Enough, Good Riddance

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*-Story & Photographs by Skip Kaltenheuser* Courtesy of Natural Traveler A couple years ago I was on an assignment that had me a couple weeks in Kyiv to explore Ukraine's economic potentials, for reports of possible interest to investors. We hear "economic basket case" from pundits ten times a day now, but that's a reflection of the kleptocracy that ran the country. It's not indicative of the people who were stuck beneath the kleptocratic thumb. The country actually has a great deal going for it, from some of the richest and deepest topsoil on earth-- even after the Third Reich an... more »

Holiday Gathering in Brunswick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago

EFN Asia 62, Program for Conference 2016, Manila

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 5 hours ago
The Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia conference 2016 will start in two days, November 22-23, 2016 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati. It is organised by EFN Asia and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), with support from four organizations: the Philippine Economic Society (PES), EU Delegation to the Philippines, Ateneo Human Rights Center, and Bloomberg TV Philippines. The program is here, http://efnasia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/EFN-Asia-Conf-2016-Full-program-as-of-17.11.pdf. Below, I just copy-pasted the program minus the time and some space. MC for Day 1 will be *M... more »

“Science And The Story That We Need”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Science And The Story That We Need”* by Neil Postman “The principal spiritual problem confronting those of us who live in a technological age was spoken of some years ago in a prophetic poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, in her collection “Huntsman, What Quarry?” “Upon this gifted age, in its dark hour, Rains from the sky a meteoric shower Of facts... they lie unquestioned, uncombined. Wisdom enough to leech us of our ill Is daily spun, but there exists no loom To weave it into fabric.” What Millay speaks of here is a great paradox. Beginning in the nineteenth century, humanity c... more »

"Everything Is Backwards..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality" - Michael Ellner

From The Comfortable Chairs...

Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 6 hours ago
*The path taken...**.* *Everything *has its own *special *significance. Most watch the "show" from their comfortable chairs. The vain are consumed by their own "contributions." Some are wasting in dim hallways; *some are falling down dark stairs*... *.* All are head up-and-locked in their cognitive dissonance. All nurture a hatred for those whom they fear. All shore up the walls of their pampered enclosures. All driving their autos... *discarding *what's dear... *.* I’m watching the *best*, then, give in to despair. They're declaring a *tragic* surrender. There is always tomorrow, a ... more »

Why are world leaders going to Antarctica?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Terran: Nabrac, why are so many leaders going to Antarctica at this time? Is Obama's trip to Peru a cover for a flight to Antarctica? Nabrac: *TERRAN. YES. OBAMA AND OTHER LEADERS STILL BELIEVE THEIR SAFTEY IS IN ANTARCTICA. NABRAC.* - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

George Soros - The 60 Minutes Interview

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros' father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. *He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appoint... more »

Medical Study Shatters the Theory that Cannabis Acts as a Gateway Drug

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Research reveals that cannabis is actually the opposite of a gateway drug. The post Medical Study Shatters the Theory that Cannabis Acts as a Gateway Drug appeared first on Waking Times.

Real History Revealed: Hitler's Peace Plans

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
Being a student of REAL history, and not the bullshit that has been drilled into our heads by the liars in both the Jew spew media and of course our most fraudulent "history books", I do periodically come across some material that is fabulous and should be shared with all of my readers here... And I found one the other day that absolutely is a must read by everyone... Knowing full well that we have been horrendously lied to about the truths about the World Wars of the last century, I and others in the real truth movement have been fighting an uphill battle to get the real facts out... more »

Attempt To Shut Out Iraq’s Small Parties Before 2017 Elections

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 7 hours ago
Iraq’s next electionsin April 2017 are for provincial councils, although they could be delayed until the next year because of the war. So far the main talk about the vote is to change the election law to favor the large parties to ensure their domination of the local governments. There are two efforts underway to change the voting process to favor the big lists. One is to reducethe number of seats on each provincial council. Parties want to recalculate how many seats would be up for election based upon the population. One parliamentarian said that each province would start with 11... more »

Bill Still – Hillary Clinton Cannot Steal the Election From Trump!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
https://youtu.be/fMiebsgeIk8 Bill Still was right on the money re the US Presidential Election opinion polling realities. Is he correct about this too?

Call for Guest Posts: World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
There are many reasons to be concerned about world politics. Over the coming weeks and months the Duck of Minerva will run a series of posts from regular contributors as well as guests on the state of the world and our possible futures. We will explore the implications of the rise of nationalist populism on international relations, international […]

The Man Who Gave The House To The GOP Is Tasked With Basically Doing The Same For The Senate In 2018

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I have to give credit to Schumer for firing the spectacularly failed DSCC chairman, his 2016 sock-puppet Jon Tester. I can't remember the DSCC ever doing worse in terms of money spent compared to contests lost. This should have been a cycle the Democrats won back the Senate and took at least 6 seats. Instead they won a measly two, New Hampshire and Illinois. These are the ones they lost and how much they spent (DSCC + Senate Majority PAC, not including allied groups): *•* McGinty (PA)- $32,883,006 *•* Hassan (NH)- 29,048,374 *•* Ross (NC)- $16,142,247 *•* Bayh (IN) $13,723,677 *•*... more »

Scientists Urge NASA To Launch Mission Against ‘Armageddon’ Asteroid

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The European Space Agency may team up with NASA to launch a 2020 mission against a dangerous asteroid headed for earth. Planetary scientists and experts have released an open letter urging support for the mission. The space agencies plan to crash a probe into a 160m wide asteroid and deflect it from its course. Actors Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis similarly tried stopping an asteroid that was threatening to collide with earth, in the 1998 disaster movie Armageddon. Daily Star reports: It comes after the Chelyabinsk meteor, which was just 20m wide, exploded over Russia in 2013... more »

Arctic Meltdown: North Pole Is 36 Degrees Warmer This Winter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Arctic ice is not freezing over properly as winter approaches leaving the scientific community worried. Measurements show a big increase in water and air temperatures as the Jet Stream deviates from its normal path and transports warmth into the Arctic. The Arctic is in the grip of a catch-22 situation. As winter approaches, the Arctic ice wants to freeze over, but it can’t form properly. There is not enough ice because the ocean is too warm. The Arctic Ocean remains too warm because there is not enough ice. Scientists believe that the movement of the Jet Stream upward toward ... more »

Man Sets Himself On Fire In Australian Bank Injuring 27

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A man set himself on fire causing an explosion at a crowded bank in Melbourne, Australia on Friday leaving himself and five bystanders with serious burns. Police have seized CCTV of a man they suspect is behind today’s Springvale bank fire attack. https://t.co/AfA7dx0Tq5 — 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) 18 November 2016 Commonwealth Bank fire in Springvale. Looks like an explosion? pic.twitter.com/rAYZGAgsC7 — Solf (@sunprawn) 18 November 2016 NBC News reports: Another 21 people ranging from children to people aged in their 80s were taken to hospitals with breathing problems f... more »

"This Kind Of Choice..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed." - David Foster Wallace

Product Review: The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*it's a wonder.* *No.* *Not * *This * *Pot* *We have Grunt from The Blog of Monte Cristo to thank for the graphic. When I mentioned the Instant Pot in a previous post this is the first thing that popped into his head, which speaks volumes about who he is.* *This pot.* *The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker* * You need it! Really you do. * I've waited to review this wonderfully handy appliance until I had it for awhile. I use to have a regular stove top pressure cooker and used it quite often. The last time I used it many years ago, I stored it with the lid engaged. ... more »

"NO, NO, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE |..yeah, this one. See? Everything is fine now no problemurmchrunchmph."

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
aHEMagain ❌ tweets: TRUMP'S EPA TRANSITION DIRECTOR |..reducing "unnecessary, burdensome regulations". --- NO, NO, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE |..yeah, this one. See? Everything is fine now no problemurmchrunchmph. NO, NO, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE |..yeah, this one. See? Everything is fine now no problemurmchrunchmph. #aMEMEagain pic.twitter.com/pEWDUN6U76 — aHEMagain ❌ (@aHEM_again) November 19, 2016 aHEMagain ❌ on Twitter: "NO, NO, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE |..yeah, this one. See? Everything is fine now no problemurmchrunchmph. #aMEMEagain https://t.co/pEWDUN6U76"

The Economy: "Zombies for Dinner"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Zombies for Dinner"* by The Mogambo Guru "Did you ever notice how dinnertime conversation always seems to get around to somebody asking you for money? Or they want you to spend some of your Precious Mogambo Time (PMT) with them, “doing” something “together as a family” where you act like a “real father” for “a welcome change”? Me, too! Weird huh? And are you really, really getting tired of politely replying “Go to hell”, only to have them unexpectedly get all angry and anti-social, for absolutely no reason? Like some vicious bi-polar demons from hell? Me, too! Again, weird huh? ... more »

Great Pyramid Of Giza Is Built At Centre Of Earth

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Pyramidologists have calculated that the Great Pyramid of Giza is located at the centre of all land areas on earth. The Great Pyramid is not only one of the most mysterious structures on earth but it is also a geographical marvel. Thousands of years after its construction the pyramid remains a marvel of engineering, astronomy and mathematics. The Great Pyramid of Giza was created at the exact centre of the earth’s land mass, where the longest land meridian crosses the longest line of longitude. Ancient Code reports: The Great Pyramid of Giza is a unique, fascinating, incredibly com... more »

ELOs: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education agenda

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears November 19, 2016 This is the third installment in a series on learning ecosystems. For more information see these related posts: “Future Ready” schools and digital badges. A key tenet of Ed Reform 2.0 is “anytime any place learning.” Detaching education from the normal school day and physical school buildings will permit the transfer of face-to-face classroom instruction to digital platforms. Once implemented, these systems of “personalized learning” will efficiently extract children’s data so their futures can be channeled through black box algorithms, ... more »

WIll President-Elect Trump Fire The Top Generals In The Pentagon When He Assumes The Office?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing about Defense Department readiness Sept. 15, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Goldfein joined Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller during the hearing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) *Josh Rogin, Washington Post*:* Will Trump really purge Obama’s generals?* Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump promised to quickly get rid of the top level of senior military of... more »

'Environmental Racism and Secret Societies' by American Indian Genocide Museum

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Environmental Racism and Secret Societies Obama's legacy will be that he rode the white horse of racism during his eight years in the office of the President of the United States of America. -- Steve Melendez, President, American Indian Genocide Museum By Steve Melendez President, American Indian Genocide Museum Reno Sparks Indian Colony Northern Paiute I remember reading

Backlash After Chief Rabbi Says ‘Homosexuality Punishable By Death’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Israeli politicians and community leaders have called for the resignation of a top Jerusalem rabbi after he said Jewish law prescribed the death penalty for gays. In in an interview with Yisrael Hayom, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar said homosexuality was a “cult of abomination” which the Torah “punishes with death…This is in the first line of serious sins.” Amar’s comments were met with fury by members of the LGBTQ community and champions of civil liberties in Israel. Members of parliament have written to the the prime minister to complain. “A public figure that puts Israeli ci... more »

Is The Head Of The NSA About To Be Fired By The White House Because He Is About To Take A Job From The Incoming Trump Administration?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael S. Rogers speaks at the third annual Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington in September. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) *Washington Post*: *Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA* The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, be removed. The recommendation, delivered to the White House last month, was made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter an... more »

China Warns President-Elect Trump To Not Renounce Free Trade Deals

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Republican U.S. president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri *Reuters:* *China state media warn Trump against renouncing free trade deals* SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese state media warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday against flip-flopping on trade deals in Asia, as Asia-Pacific leaders gathered for a summit amid fears that growing protectionism will stunt global economic growth. During the raucous election campaign, Trump fuelled concerns among many of the United States' tradin... more »

Will The Trump Administration Declassify President Obama's 'Secret' Dealings With Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (AFP Photo/Reuters) / Reuters *Eli Lake, Bloomberg*:* Trump's National Security Picks Want to Air Obama's Iran Secrets* For years, many Republicans and conservatives have charged that President Barack Obama was shielding embarrassing intelligence and policy details about Iran in order to support the nuclear deal reached last year. With Donald Trump's upset victory, the party of Lincoln will have an opportunity to declassify and disclose this information. While no decisions have been made, two early picks to Trump... more »

Mosul Campaign Day Thirty-Three, Nov 18, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
The Golden Division was caught up fighting in eastern Mosul. Tahrir was declared freed on November 17, but then the division said it was still trying to gain controlof the entire area on the 18th. There were clashes in Qadisiyah as well, which was liberated on November 11. Combat inside the city has been very intense and difficult. The Iraqi forces (ISF) have been limited to armored columns that often get ambushed and then having to dismount and clear houses, the Islamic State re-infiltrating using tunnels dug underneath the city, and waves of civilians that make it difficult dete... more »

Man Defeats Mystery Digestive Illness By Eating Just This One Type of Food

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Everything we think we know about the human diet may be incorrect. The post Man Defeats Mystery Digestive Illness By Eating Just This One Type of Food appeared first on Waking Times.


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Make no mistake about my words, America is fast approaching a spiritual death with the election of Donald Trump and no one describes the causes and proportions of this eminent spiritual blackout better than teacher and philosopher, Cornel West. President Obama has, in essence, put an African-American face on American neoliberal Imperialism and Cornel describes our spiritual death throes with a knowing candor and honesty: Allen L Roland, PhD* *"We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to... more »

Nov.19: Trump is inescapable - and seemingly inconsistent.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 12 hours ago
I'm not a Catholic. But, sometimes, especially when I read the Faith Page of the irving press, I'd swap most of the the Protestant clergy I've ever met for one with the courage and common sense of the Pope. https://zenit.org/articles/money-is-to-serve-not-govern-pope-tells-business-leaders/ _______________________________________________________________________________ For those unfortunates outside New Brunswick who don't get to read the irving press, Norbert Cunningham continues his (ignorant) rant against New Brunswick schools. This time, he's all agush because somebody sent him a ... more »

Is Trumpy-the-Clown Banning Lobbyists From Government? (I Have A Nice Bridge For Sale In The Dumbo Area Of Brooklyn)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The Trump crew announced new rules that are meant to show he is indeed draining the swamp, even as his administration takes form as the swampiest in American history. Just as he was announcing the appointment of crackpot Michael Flynn-- a highly paid sleaze ball lobbyist for Turkey who's considered way to close to Putin for comfort-- to his top national security position Team Trump announced that his political appointees will be banned from ever lobbying for a foreign government-- yes, a lifetime ban forever and ever and ever. Or face the wrath of Trumpy-the-Clown. All Trumpy-the-... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “The Voice”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Moody Blues, “The Voice” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-umqM9R8cnI

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week: November 5 to November 19, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such reports will be on December 3 and 17, 2016. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific FACT, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *"... more »

Trump Reassures NATO Chief Of The Alliance’s ‘Enduring Importance’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
During a telephone call with the NATO secretary general, Donald Trump acknowledged that the military alliance still has “enduring importance.” The President – elects comment will no doubt come as a relief to some European leaders, but it does runs contrary to his previous remarks. Trump raised alarm during his election campaign when he questioned whether the United States should automatically defend NATO allies in times of need. He said American support would depend on the willingness of those countries to pay their fair share for military protection. Trump has also called NATO “o... more »

Frankie Boyle’s emollient autopsy

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Did anyone hear Jonathan Dimbleby on Any Questions repeating that infamous Michael Flynn quote “Fear of Muslims is *rational*” with a tone of abject incredulity? These people cling on to their favourite soundbites for dear life and flog them to death. Is Jonathan Dimbleby the last man standing who refuses to consider the possibility that saying “fear of Muslims is rational” has a smidgeon of credibility? Rhetorical question. We know he isn’t. ******** You know the feeling. Your kids (or someone else’s) are behaving *appallingly,* but doing it with such wit and creativity that you... more »

NARROW MARGINS: Clinton keeps winning the popular vote!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016Part 1—Also, those narrow margins:* Whenever Jamison Foser speaks, the analysts sit up and listen. Two days ago, Foser tweeted. He made a suggestions to pollsters: "If anyone is polling in the next few weeks I suggest asking 'Who won the popular vote for president?' The results will terrify you." Thus tweeted Foser. Later, he noted that one polling outfit, YouGov, had already polled this question. How many people know that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote? YouGov polled that question in a survey conducted from November 12 through November 15. Click...more »

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Sleeps With A Suicide Vest

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
An informant has been texting Iraqi intelligence on how Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been ‘cracking under pressure’. (AFP) *Daily Mail:* *ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi is sleeping in tunnels with suicide vest as he becomes paranoid his closest team will betray him* * ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'cowering beneath besieged Mosul' * He is 'paranoid' and sleeps in tunnels with a suicide vest, says an informant * Desperate commanders drowned 58 in one brutal crack down on 'spies' ISIS tyrant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is sleeping in tunnels with a suicide vest after becoming increasingly para... more »

"Never Stop Yourself..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living." - Alysha S... more »

Tucker Carlson GRILLS Jonathan Allen On Jeff Sessions Being Racist...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*a perfect example of why sane people want to bitch slap back hand libtards. * Before I move on to the Instant Pot, take a few minutes and listen to Tucker Carlson eviscerate Jonathan Allen, a person who represents well the liberal lefties of this country. Facts don't matter to these people. They just throw out crap and we,* mistakenly*, try to defend our position. Stop it right now. Make *them* defend their position with *facts.*

"'We're So Freakin' Doomed!' - Special Snowflake Edition"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"U. Michigan Law School Scrubs Post-Election Play-Doh Event From Website"* by Aleister "You read the headline right. The University of Michigan Law School offered a post-election event for traumatized students which included having fun with Play-Doh. The Daily Caller reported: "Univ. Of Michigan Law School Tries- And Fails- To Scrub Trump Trauma Play-Doh Event From Website." "Staffers at the University of Michigan Law School scheduled a post-presidential election event entitled “Post-election Self-care with Food and Play.” The event, featuring Play-Doh, bubbles and Legos, has now ... more »

Saudi Arabia-Led Coalition Announces 48 Hour Ceasefire In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Saudi-led coalition begins 48-hour truce in Yemen* Deal reached that Saudi Arabia says could be extended if Houthi rebels adhere to it. A Saudi Arabia-led coalition supporting Yemen's government against Houthi rebels has declared a 48-hour ceasefire that began on Saturday, according to local media. "It has been decided to begin a 48-hour ceasefire from 12:00 noon in Yemen's timing (09:00 GMT) on Saturday," a coalition statement carried by Saudi Arabia's official SPA news agency said, adding that the truce could be renewed if Houthi fighters and their allies abided... more »

Chinese Drones Spotted At Saudi Airbase Near The Yemen Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Center For The Study Of The Drone*: *Drone Bases Updates* *Sharurah, Saudi Arabia* A satellite image from October 31, 2016 shows that multiple strike drones have been deployed to Sharurah Regional Airport in Najran Province, Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen. The image, which was accessed on Google Earth, shows three Chinese-made CAIG Wing Loong (also known as Pterodactyl) medium-altitude long-endurance surveillance and strike drones. The image also shows multiple manned aircraft and, as well as new construction to accommodate the increased military presence. The drones l... more »

Iran To Ship 11 Tons Of Heavy Water In The Coming Days To Defuse Concerns That They Are Breaching Their Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, center, shown with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the U.N. building in Vienna, cautioned Iran on Thursday over its heavy-water breach. Photo: Reuters *Wall Street Journal*: *Iran to Ship Heavy Water Out of Country to Ease Nuclear Conflict* Country under fire for exceeding allowed stockpile of the material, which can yield plutonium. BRUSSELS—Iran will ship around 11 metric tons of heavy water out of the country in the next couple of days, according to people familiar with the plans, defusing a conflict with the U.S. and others over the... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Analysis of the Election A psychologist explains how people on the web can trick you into believing something completely false Meet Mike Pompeo, The New Director Of The CIA Trump’s attorney general pick was once denied a federal judge job over alleged racist remarks Parts of China's water supply are getting worse The graphic is unbelievable. Obama On Pace To Increase The Debt By Stunning $2.4 Trillion This Year Jeff Sessions Accepts Trump's Offer To Serve As US Attorney General Newt Gingrich Confirms "I Will Not Be In Donald Trump's Cabinet" Hundreds Of Dead Puffins A... more »

"We're Being Played"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"We're Being Played"* by Chris Martenson "The explosion of emotions triggered by the recent presidential election caught many off guard. Across the country, friendships have been lost, family members estranged, and hostility has boiled over in many communities. In our consumer culture we're sold lots of things. Two weeks ago it might have been jeans and a TV, but last week it was fear. And Loathing. People were sold fear and loathing, and now it is ruining friendships, making people miserable, and driving the country apart. I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the “why” of this... more »

"It is impossible to keep track"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The Papers Regardless of what you think about Donald Trump and his fitness to be President of the United States of America, it's surely beyond reasonable doubt that "a full-scale Corporation attack on him is now in full spate" - as *News-watch*'s David Keighley put it the other day. Yes, that may also be said of most other mainstream media outlets, but the BBC is the only one that people are forced (by law) to pay a compulsory licence fee to watch. I've not seen much of the BBC News Channel overnight or today, but I did watch three short segments (about half an hour's viewing in to... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Islamic State fighters remain in a few blocks of Sirte, Libya - https://t.co/nsx8VPph5B pic.twitter.com/qep1RnBox6 — The Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) November 19, 2016

Russia's Favorite Arch-Conservative Comments On Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russia's favorite arch-conservative. Russia Insider *Wall Street Journal*: *How the Kremlin Sees Trump’s Re-Reset With Moscow* ‘We consider Trump the American Putin,’ says a leading Russian thinker—meaning ‘a conservative nationalist’ and a ‘realist.’ Donald Trump on Monday took one of his first truly important calls as America’s next commander in chief, and Vladimir Putin was on the other end. Mr. Trump told the Russian supreme leader that he seeks a “strong and enduring relationship” with Moscow, per the Kremlin readout. His promised re-reset with Moscow is on track. Rapprocheme... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'The Corporation is Unraveling'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
THE CORPORATION IS UNRAVELING Posted on November 19, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Nov. 19, 2016. Dakota Access Pipeline of Houston and their flunkies are trying to rob our resources while destroying the land of the Lakota. The cabal has big bets on this pipeline because they believe they have a winner. They will bet small when they start losing the battle. Obama suggested the

Think Not Upon All The Wrongs And Injustices Of Men - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*Think not upon all the wrongs and injustices of men, rather think upon a future in which all co-operate and seek the greatest good for the greatest number. Hold a vision that is joyous and life giving and share it so that others can come to realize that such a joyous existence is a possibility within the physical realm of existence. Be not discouraged, for the gift of faith returns. A stronger more resilient faith that will help others know of their own deep and personal relationship to their own Soul. Once this connection is re-established, many will touch upon and benefit ... more »

Winter Tent Needed for Human Rights Work at Standing Rock for Michelle Cook, Dine'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
By Michelle Cook Donate here: https://fundrazr.com/51BLl8?fb_action_ids=10208694012842318&fb_action_types=fundrazr%3Acomment_on&ref=ab_a6CDU2 I am heading back to Standing Rock and this time I am coming prepared. Back to the war zone round two. Human rights abuses continue. The abuses need to be documented and this Arctic tent will help achieve and secure that presence, mission, and

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
People on the Red Square in Moscow during snowfall. © Sputnik/ Vladimir Astapkovich *WNU Editor*: Sighhhh .... this is what I miss about Moscow. An evening walk through Red Square after (or during) a snowfall .... and preferably not alone. :)

I Guess They Are Not Going To Assimilate In Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A general view shows the newly built Merkez mosque in Duisburg, October 26, 2008. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender *Daily Mail*: *'They want us to be Islamised. They despise our country and our values': Translator at German refugee camp says Muslim migrants display 'pure hatred' of Christians * * Arabic speaker has worked in several migrant centres across Germany * Unearthed harrowing revelations and went to mosques to find out more * Translator, 39, said she found Muslims wanted to 'destroy' Christians A translator at German refugee camps has revealed Muslim migrants are showing 'pure hatr... more »

Earthcycles Spirit Resistance Radio Returning to Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Facilitate EarthCycles Spirit Resistance RADIO Donate here: https://fundrazr.com/41BSGf?ref=ab_a6CDU2 Nov. 19, 2016 EarthCycles will be returning to Standing Rock to reactivate Spirit Resistance Radio for local FM broadcasting and international webcasting. The main objective is to set up the IEN with their own communications vehicle. Community begins with communication Greetings

Weekend reads: Is the peer review system sustainable?; when to submit papers; fraud as an outbreak

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured news of a publisher hack, and a story about a Nature Cell Biology paper likely headed for retraction. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Our peer review system is like Godzilla: It shouldn’t be able to stand under its own weight, yet somehow it does. The latest from our co-founders in […] The post Weekend reads: Is the peer review system sustainable?; when to submit papers; fraud as an outbreak appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Was The Death Of 3 U.S. American Soldeirs In The Middle East Terrorism?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The body of an American soldier killed in Jordan on Nov. 3, 2016. CBS News *CBS:* *Disturbing details emerge in deaths of 3 American soldiers in Jordan* A new -- and sinister-- picture is emerging in the shooting deaths of three American soldiers earlier this month in Jordan, an important U.S. ally in the Middle East. When Army Sgt. James Moriarity’s body came home, U.S. officials said a video of the incident in which he and two other American soldiers were killed appeared to show a deliberate terrorist attack -- not, as was first believed, a tragic accident. Read more .... *Up... more »

This Is How The Trump Presidency Will Operate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Bannon (left) was recently compared to a French Revolutionary, with President-elect Donald Trump as 'his guillotine' (Reuters) *Michael Wolff, Hollywood Reporter:* *Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect's Strategist Plots "An Entirely New Political Movement" (Exclusive) * "I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," Bannon tells THR media columnist Michael Wolff as the controversial Breitbart News chief turned White House advisor unleashes on Hillary Clinton, Fox News and his critics. In late summer when I went up to see... more »

Radical Trump Advisers May Try To Reshape His Agenda

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump has already shown that he is less likely to engage in military confrontations with other countries such as Russia, but radical advisers may “reshape” his political agenda, according to author and political analyst James Petras. Petras made his comments following Senator John McCain’s warning to the President- elect against trusting Russia’s call for better ties. Press TV reports: Speaking after the first phone conversation between Trump and Putin, McCain said Tuesday that the Russian head of state was not to be trusted. “With the US presidential transition underway, V... more »

A Tattoo of Roy Orbison

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
"A candy-colored clown they call The Sandman Tiptoes to my room every night Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper *"Go to sleep. * *Everything is all right."* I close my eyes, Then I drift away Into the magic night. I softly say A silent prayer Like dreamers do. Then I fall asleep to dream My dreams of you. In dreams I walk with you. In dreams I talk to you. In dreams you're mine. All of the time we're together In dreams, In dreams. But just before the dawn, I awake and find you gone. I can't help it, I can't help it, if I cry. I remember that you said goodbye. It's too... more »

He's Henry VIII

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Roger Cohen has a pretty good handle on Donald Trump. He wrote in the *New York Times* this week that: It all began as a game, turned into an ego trip and ended in a strange apotheosis. Trump has uncanny instincts but no firm ideas. He knows the frisson authority confers. A rich boy from Queens who made good in Manhattan, he understands the galvanizing force of playing the outsider card. A man who changed his past, purging German lineage for “Swedish,” he understands America’s love for the outsized invented life. For his victory he depended on America’s unique gift for amnesia. T... more »

Trump Will Pay $25 Million To Avoid A Trump University Fraud Trial

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
On the *Morning Joe* video from early March above, Trump said he wouldn't settle the Trump University lawsuit "because it's an easy case to win in court... How do you lose a case where people suing you have signed letters and affidavits saying that the school is terrific?... We have a 98% approval rating? How do you settle a case like that?... I could have settled the case a number of times. I could settle the case now if I wanted to settle the case. I don't settle cases... You know what happens? When you settle cases, everbody sues you. At least with me, I don't settle cases ver... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... November 19 , 2016.....Quick Hits For Saturday- 1) Italy Faces Its Referendum On Constitution Reforms On December 4 , 2016 - Primers On the Referendum & Final Polls. 2) Austria Presidential Election Set For December 4 , 2016 - Interviews of both Hofer & Van der Bellen , Additional Items Of Note. 3) France Political Updates Related To French Presidential Contest & Recent Polling - End Of The Day , Will It Come Down To The Centre-Right Candidate vs Le Pen ? 4) Germany's Election - Merkel Decision due Sunday , Recent Polling , Commentary On Election 2017. 5) Financial News Of Note. 6) US Political Updates , Transition Updates - At The Top Of The Page.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
US Political News Addendum For Saturday ! *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4s 5 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted The Hill Looks like Chris Christie's chances of a top job fading away. Another negative piece placed today-ahead of Trump-Christie Sunday meeting. fred walton added, *The Hill* @thehill Trump ripped into Christie by phone before demotion: report http:// hill.cm/MvUAdKM *Jennifer Jacobs* ‏@JenniferJJacobs 3m 3 minutes ago James Mattis, retired Marines general and possible candidate for defense secretary or other national security post, now meeting with Tru... more »

Sessions: Too Racist to Be a Judge But Now Chief Prosecutor

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
Once again, the Klan is ecstatic about Trump's choice to enforce federal laws that he was considered to be too racist to judge from the federal bench. (CNN)Jeff Sessions, the first US senator to endorse Donald Trump, has been one of the President-elect's top supporters so it's no surprise that he is being considered as a potential Cabinet member. But with the new attention on Sessions -- who has emerged as the top candidate to be the next attorney general, according to a transition official, setting up a potential Senate confirmation hearing -- old allegations of racism against the... more »

Draconian Surveillance Bill Approved By British Parliament

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The British parliament has approved a controversial bill which will provides mass surveillance powers to police and intelligence services that critics have condemned as the most intrusive in any Western country. The draconian new surveillance powers are set to become law before the end of the year after the Investigatory Powers Bill passed through the House of Lords on Wednesday. The ‘snooper’s charter,’ will create a legal framework authorizing the government to hack into devices, networks and services in bulk. Press TV reports: The Investigatory Powers Bill is one of the measure... more »

“Trump, Bannon and the alt-right manosphere”

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
There's a fine piece by Kathy Gyngell at *The Conservative Woman *under the headline, *The BBC seems to think it is running for election against Trump*, gathering together some of the 'highlights' of the BBC's reporting week and putting it into the context of what she describes as a "campaign, to incite ‘fear' and 'hate' of the 'alt-right' (with lots of people being dragged into that 'alt-right' label). *Woman’s Hour *has already adopted the meme. Yesterday they invited me to take part in a discussion about “Trump, Bannon and the alt-right manosphere”. *[Craig - Very Woman's Hour ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*University Of Michigan Students Protest Racism While Segregating Themselves* Hundreds of students at the University of Michigan (UM) joined a national campus walkout Wednesday, demanding their school fight racism and serve as a “sanctuary campus” for illegal immigrants. Ironically, while demonstrating against racism, the protesters engaged in racial segregation themselves by restricting the roles white students were allowed to play in the protest. Dozens of campuses around the U.S. are holding Wednesday walk-outs in support of illegal immigrants following President-elect Donald ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Pesky glaciers* Something a reader sent me reminded me of something I had forgotten. He wrote: * A glacier is a river of ice flowing slowly to the sea, fed by the head waters due to a build up of pressure, the same as a river of liquid water. They even have currents and flow around boulders that will not break loose and the bottom and sides flow slower than the middle. A glacier that has receded is due to a lack of new moisture at the source. * The central point in that is that glacial advance and retreat is primarily a function of precipitation. Which means that a lack of sn... more »

Trump Meets With Henry Kissinger To Develop Foreign Policy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
United States President-elect Donald Trump has met with controversial foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger in New York to discuss “events and issues around the world.” Henry Kissinger helped shape America’s foreign policy during the cold war and the era of communist expansion around the globe. Because of Kissinger there have been many wars and deaths around the world, principally in Southeast China and South America, all in the name of defending national security and fighting communism. Some people hate him for shaping global events. No one can tell what the world would be like tod...more »

Donald Trump Wants To Dismantle Top Spy Agency & Re-Reform CIA

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Following the resignation of James Clapper on Thursday, Donald Trump‘s national security team propose eliminating the Director of National Intelligence office (ODNI) altogether and undoing recent CIA reforms. Disassembling the office would go against one of the 9/11 Commission’s key recommendations. On Friday Trump announced that Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions were his picks to serve in the posts as CIA director and US Attorney General, respectively. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn would be appointed National Security Advisor. Sputnik reports: The te...more »

JO'B sounds off again

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
*Newsnight*'s very own left-wing shock jock, James O'Brien, has been ranting again over at his other gig, LBC - this time over the "dishonesty" of the voting public here and in the US: The amazing thing about 1984 is that Orwell presumed that when the totalitarian era began...he presumed that the media that just pumps out lies to a completely complacent public, he presumed that media would be built by the government. He presumed that the manipulative dishonest media would be created by the manipulative, dishonest politicians. Even George Orwell didn't foresee *a world in which ... more »

For Washington, Destroying Syria is a Bipartisan Agenda

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*November 19, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - With a new president coming into office, hopes for a break in the Syrian conflict are abound. However, these hopes are likely misplaced. Recent US designs for the destruction of Syria began unfolding, not during the administration of US President Barack Obama, but in fact during the presidency of George Bush, and were merely continued, and clearly expanded upon under President Obama. Pundits and policymakers on both the "left" and "right" of the Western political spectrum have made arguments for continued, even expanded US war with Syri... more »

BreXit : Ecconomic Nationalism, Infrastructure and Real Economic Development Based on Production and Skill

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*[BURR]* While we’re talking, let me offer you some free advice : *Talk less* *[HAMILTON]* What? *[BURR]* Smile *more* *[HAMILTON]* Ha *[BURR]* Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for *[HAMILTON]* You can’t be serious *[BURR]* You wanna get ahead? *[HAMILTON]* Yes *[BURR]* Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead.... Read “Aaron Burr, Sir” by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Genius I am not throwing away my shot! I am not throwing away my shot! Hey yo, I’m just like my country I’m young, scrappy and hungry And I’m not throwing away my shot! I’m ‘a get a scholar... more »

Putin: Russia Will Resist New World Order’s Plans For Open Borders

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The sovereignty of nations around the world must be respected and preserved in order to maintain “the strategic balance of power” and prevent the world plunging into major conflict, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Criticizing the New World Order’s plans to destroy the sovereign integrity of nations and bring them under the auspices of transnational organizations like the European Union and the United Nations, Putin extolled the value of the nation state to world peace. “We will continue to do everything needed to preserve the strategic balance of power,” he said, ad... more »

Well, Samira didn't interview herself this week after all, but...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Rob Burley It was a strange *Newswatch *this week. There was nothing strange about the BBC editor, Rob Burley of *The Andrew Marr Show, *coming on and saying that the BBC had got it right (over that interview with Marine le Pen - about which "hundreds" of people had complained to the BBC) because that's famously what BBC editors normally do on *Newswatch*... ...but it *was* strange that Samira Ahmed was interviewing the man who normally edits *Newswatch *(the selfsame Rob Burley) yet completely failed to mention the fact. It took someone on Twitter - *after *the programme was broa... more »

Great minds!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Following on from one of last night's posts, here's Jason Cowley, editor of the centre-left *New Statesman,* with one of those 'Fancy that!' tweets: Who'd have thought it?

New World Order’s War On Cash Soon To Arrive In U.S.

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The elimination of cash is being pushed globally in a bid to make bankers even more powerful, as the New World Order continues tightening its grip on humanity via its financial arm – the central banks. The “war on cash” as it is sometimes called has been going on for some time in nearly every country with a privately-owned central bank. This “war” seeks to eliminate all cash, forcing the populace of a particular country or economic zone (in the case of the European Union) to depend on bank cards and online banking transfers for any and all purchases. No economic expertise is necess... more »

21 Goals Of The Illuminati And The Committee Of 300

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
In 1993 Dr. John Coleman ripped the lid off the Illuminati – the conspiratorial group that knows no national boundaries, is above the law of all countries and controls every aspect of politics, commerce, religion, industry, banking, insurance, mining, and even the drug trade. Dr. Coleman attempted to demystify the secretive organization by listing and explaining the Illuminati’s 21 most important goals. Nearly 25 years after the list was written, the 21 goals make for chilling reading. In 2016 many of the goals have been fulfilled, and the rest are looming on the horizon. 1. To es... more »

Entheogens, the Fruit of the Tree of Life

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Dried magic mushroom has the consistency of bread and is the basis for the unexplained legend of manna from the Exodus. Thus the tale told is allegorical as what was been shared is their use of the mushroom in order to experience first hand the experience of GOD. Who would have thought this? Also the Ankh turns out to symbolize this self same mushroom. Again science needs to conduct extensive investigation to understand what is best practice.. *Entheogens, the Fruit of the Tree of Life * * https://hiddenlighthouse.wordpress.com/* *Published November 8, 2016 * *In 1969, th... more »

Virtual Archaeology; A Roman Timber Rampart

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
It is easy to imagine a simple rampart that would fall apart under the pressure of combat. this system is completely the opposite of simple and can be hardened up by throwing spoil in among the posts. This system would be difficult to breech without effective counter measures. Posts sticking in your chest can easily make ladder work impossible. It can also be quickly torn down and repositioned easily even at a fair distance. a twelve foot balk is easily carried a couple of miles. Add in the the platform itself is a robust twelve feet wide, the defenders... more »

NAZI Flying Saucers & A Permanent Base in Antarctica

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I find this whole schema to be absurd on the face of it and way more importantly, it would be impossible to hide, cargo subs or not. Even a population of a few thousand demands constant resupply that is impossible to hide. Then you have the crushing limitation of fabricating a whole manufacturing base. Other that that a mining expedition could plausibly go to the exposed mountains and chose a promising location and then begun tunneling. Time and place constraints make even that a serious challenge. the right geology is not immediately obvious and that should take weeks if you... more »

Programmed Evolution: Ontogeny, Phylogeny, Teleology and Evolution’s Empirical Conundrum

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is an excellent review article to which i want to add my thoughts. I do not think anything needs to be preprogramed at this level. It is my position that all life is able to actively adjust outcomes for its immediate offspring toward improvement and this is a steady state of affairs. What has been missing from the equation is the central processor which we now argue exists as a second tier matter element and integrates with the organism's general light body or astral body. All this naturally guides evolution in general. It has also become apparent that the optimal form th... more »

BWorld 92, Climate action and Asian energy realities

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 22 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Friday. Planet Earth is estimated by geologists and other scientists to be 4.6 billion years old. In that period, the world has experienced a series of warming-cooling-warming-cooling cycles. So global warming and climate change (CC) have been there as natural (i.e., nature-made) and cyclical events. See dozens of paleo-climate data and charts that date back to thousands, millions and billions of years ago here: https://wattsupwiththat.com/paleoclimate/. Yet for decades now, we have been bombarded by the United Nations and other institut... more »

Musical Interlude: John Denver, “I Want to Live”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
John Denver, “I Want to Live” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EONVnK7JlU4

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis Being Considered For Secretary Of Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Donald Trump Considering Retired General James Mattis for Defense Chief* *Retired Marine general has long voiced concerns about the security threat posed by Iran.* WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump is considering several retired military generals as possible picks to be secretary of defense, people knowledgeable about the transition process said. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, a former war commander who has long voiced concerns about the security threat posed by Iran, is among those being considered. Gen. Mattis is expected to visit with Mr. Trump... more »

Some Iraqis Are Welcoming President-Elect Trump's Position On The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Iraqis Welcome Trump’s Stance on ISIS, but Fear It May Backfire* ERBIL, Iraq — Many Muslims in the Middle East reacted with a mix of fear, caution, suspicion and scorn on Friday to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s appointments of aides with hostile views toward Islam. From Iraq and Syria and Lebanon and elsewhere, a range of people already skeptical about Mr. Trump said their doubts were only reinforced by announcements that senior security positions in his administration would be filled with figures like Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, known for his outspoken ant... more »

25% Of The U.S. Military Are Worried About What Orders President-Elect Trump Will Issue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Pittsburgh, PA June 11, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk *The Hill*: *Poll: 1 in 4 troops worried about Trump’s orders* A quarter of America’s active-duty troops are worried about what orders President-elect Donald Trump will issue, according to a poll released Friday. Twenty-seven percent of service members polled said Trump would negatively affect their jobs or missions, according to the Military Times/Institute for Military and Veterans Families (IMVF) survey. One in 5 troops, including a majority of those wh... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Spirit of Nature”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Yanni, “Spirit of Nature” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQzJyKTSrI

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. *Click image for larger size.* This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Eyes of Heaven"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, "Eyes of Heaven" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC0-RJ3P1G0

The U.S. Army Band Is Forbidden To Play 'Jungle Bells' At A Religious Event

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Todd Starnes. FOX News:* *Why can't Army band play 'Jingle Bells' at Christmas show?* One of my favorite projects here at the Fox News Corner of the World is my annual Fox Radio Christmas show. It’s a two-hour extravaganza filmed in Memphis -- featuring special guest performers, celebrities, a full orchestra and the Bellevue Baptist Church Singing Christmas Tree. It’s sort of like a mash up of Grand Ole Opry meets “Prairie Home Companion” – just two-hours of family-friend fun. Last year we featured MercyMe and jazz legend Kirk Whalum. The year before that, we had an amazing pe... more »

First-Ever 360 Panoramic Footage Of A Russian MiG-29 Jet Penetrating Stratosphere At 2,000kph

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT:* *RT shoots unique 360 video of MiG jet penetrating stratosphere at 2,000kph (EXCLUSIVE)* A Russian MiG-29 jet’s flight straight into the second layer of Earth’s atmosphere at hair-raising speed has been captured on a panoramic camera, providing one of a kind footage that is certain to send shivers down your spine. For the pilots of MiG-29 twin-engine fighter jets capable of flying at speeds up to 2,400 kilometers per hour, reaching the stratosphere in almost no time – less than two minutes – is no big deal However, now, equipped with a 360 camera protected by a temperature... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Cry Of The Desert"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Cry Of The Desert"* by Paulo Coelho "As soon as he arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco, a missionary decided he would stroll through the desert at the city’s boundary every morning. On his first stroll he noticed a man lying on the sand, caressing the ground with his hands and leaning his ears towards the earth. “He is mad,” the missionary said to himself. But he saw the man every morning during his walks and after a month, intrigued by that strange behavior, he decided to approach the stranger. He knelt beside him and asked, in broken Arabic, “What are you doing?” “I keep the des... more »

"All We Have..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beauty inspires." - Edward Abbey ○ LOGOS, "Cheminement"

The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 1 day ago
In India, it seems, the lunatics have taken over the asylum. The banking mayhem is unimaginable. I have been to my bank branch 3-times in last one week. There is such crowd outside the bank that you can’t enter the bank-building unless you are ready to stand in queue for 2 to 6 hours. The worse thing is that the bank officials who stand at the gates to regulate entry don’t have the complete information. They are unable to tell you when you will be allowed to enter to get your work done. According to some media reports, more than 10 crore (100 million) people are now spending much o... more »

A Moment With Nature: "Polar Bear Cuddles Dog"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Polar Bear Cuddles Dog"* by David de Meulles "All is not as it seems in the extraordinary viral video which shows a polar bear acting as though it’s best friends with a dog. The heartwarming footage was shot by mechanic and part-time tour guide David De Meulles as he was giving two visitors a tour in Manitoba, Canada over the weekend. The fascinating clip, which quickly went viral, shows a huge polar bear hanging out with, and stroking, a placid sled dog. The powerful bear looks as if it could crush the dog with one swipe of its giant paw. However, instead it simply pets its canin... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Thanks for stopping by, eh!

"Make Yourselves Sheep..."

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

Alan Grayson Offers A Plainspoken Bill That Allows Americans To Vote With Our Middle Fingers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The above is certainly one of Grayson's last floor speeches-- at least until 2019-- and he made the best of it with a proposal I've been waiting for. In fact, I think it's a proposal many people outside of the professional political class, regardless of party, will be excited about: NONE OF THE ABOVE as a ballot designation in federal elections. I talked with Grayson several times while he was writing the bill and I know he didn't just have presidential elections in mind-- let alone this particular one-- although I suspect many people will interpret it that way. But look at some ... more »

Time to Trump the Climate Hysteria

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*By Viv Forbes* *Secretary* *To download a print-ready pdf of the whole article plus image click:* *http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/de-fang-paris.pdf* The Clexit Coalition has pledged to assist any government or politician seeking to exit the Paris Agreement and to curb the wasteful and destructive UN/IPCC. The Secretary of Clexit (Climate Exit Coalition), Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that Clexit could call on over 190 well-qualified climate realists from 26 countries to provide scientific, business, legal and political support and advice. *See: **http://clexit.net... more »

Report: "WikiLeaks RAIDED & SEIZED by Government; Julian Assange 'Missing'- Gag Orders Served Upon Wiki Staff as of November 17"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Report: "WikiLeaks RAIDED & SEIZED by Government; * *Julian Assange 'Missing'- Gag Orders Served Upon Wiki Staff as of November 17"* by Newsroom "A stunning claim from a WikiLeaks Staffer who says he violated a US National Security Letter to make public the fact that WikiLeaks has been taken over by government and is no longer safe. He also says Julian Assange is "missing' and presumed in Custody, while government operators use WikiLeaks computers to give the APPEARANCE that all is well. The alleged staffer claims that WikiLeaks Twitter account and all other WikiLeaks computers we... more »

Obama Vows To Destroy ‘Alt Media’ During Final Weeks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama has joined the war on “fake news” and has promised to take down “alternative media” websites before Trump gets into office. In the last week, left-wing mainstream media outlets have begun labelling alt. media and conservative news sites as “fake news” – bundling them in with sporadic spam websites in an attempt to flush them out of the internet forever. Activistpost.com reports: Some of these pundits are worried that bad information on the Internet paved the way for President-Elect Trump. In fact, a study published Wednesday shows that fake stories related t... more »

Trump Fires Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President-elect Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Loretta Lynch from her post and nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions to replace her. Loretta Lynch, who famously boarded a plane with Bill Clinton for a “private meeting” during ongoing FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton, is likely to leave office in April 2017 just before Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the Senate. The announcement was met by widespread applause from Republicans, but denouncement from Democrats who claim Sessions’ has overly “hard-line views on immigrants,” despite the fact that his voting record shows otherwise.... more »

Obama Stripped Of Power As Midnight Rule Relief Act Passes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Barack Obama has been stripped of the power to pass any new laws or impose new policies, as the Midnight Rule Relief Act passed on Thursday. The bill, passed by a 240-179 majority, amends the Congressional Review Act to overturn in a single vote any regulations Obama attempts to put through in his final days in office. Thehill.com reports: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) urged his colleagues on the floor Thursday morning to pass the legislation and tell the American people that lawmakers heard them on Election Day loud and clear. “The American people have said no to the continuance of ...more »

AMC's supposed "first look" at Season 3 of "Better Call Saul" doesn't give us much to go on, but it's reassuring to know it's coming

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Better Call Saul exec producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould watch Bob Odenkirk being made up as Jimmy McGill during filming for Season 3.* *by Ken* Bearing in mind how historically tight-fisted *Breaking Bad* mastermind Vince Gilligan has always been about over-revealing what's to come, it's not entirely surprising that AMC's heralded first sneak peek at Season 3 of *Better Call Saul* ("First-Look Photos") is noticeably sneakier than peekier. *Okay, this would be the brothers McGill, Chuck (Michael McKean) and Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk), in Chuck's living room.* *And this would be... more »

Olbermann: This Is Not Normal

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago

Corporate Consolidation

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Economist Michael Hudson explains how economic terms like capital gains are deployed to mislead the public about who is benefiting from economic policy and where wealth is going.

Anyone with a shred of empathy...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Totally like Hillary TFTD Abridged, about which I've enthused before, continues his sterling work of condensing every edition of Radio 4's *Thought For The Day *into less than 140 characters. His tweet on Today's edition, featuring the go-ahead Bishop of Leeds, The Right Reverend Nick Baines, runs as follows: That's a surprisingly spot-on summary. That said, it did make me pause for thought (BBC-related pun intended). The Rt Rev Nick started wondering about what was going on in Hillary's mind after losing the election. He noted that she'd "spoken about wanting to curl up with ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Stratfor*: *A Look at What's Left of Mosul* *Analysis* After more than two years of occupation by the Islamic State, the Iraqi city of Mosul has taken a battering. Numerous reports have detailed the city's state of disrepair, some documenting a moderate degree of destruction while others describe a town laid to waste. Based on recent satellite imagery, Mosul appears to have suffered significant damage, though accounts of the city in ruins seem to have been exaggerated. *Read more* .... *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 18, 2016* What ISIS leaves behind in Mosu... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ....... November 18 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Friday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks End Modestly Down On Friday , Bond Rout Continues , FX Turmoil Continues ; Oil : Baker -Hughes Rig Data , OPEC Jibber Jabber From Doha ; ECB & Fed Speakers ; Additional Items To consider. 2) US Politics : Transition Updates ; Overall Political Potluck special Of News. 3) Around The Horn for Europe ; Greece ( Debt Relief discussions , Polytechnic Clash Arrests , Creditor Talks , Additional News Of note , Charts Touching On Italy , Merkel - Brexit Comments , French Politics Update , Further News Of Note, 4) Odds & Ends - Syria , Iraq , Libya , India And Additional Items Of Note.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets....... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 46m 46 minutes ago Trump-gasm Sends Stocks To Longest Win Streak In 13 Years Despite Currency, Curve, & Credit Carnage http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-1 8/trumpgasm-sends-stocks-longest-win-streak-13-years-despite-currency-curve-credit-car … *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 24m 24 minutes ago US stocks end the day down by only modestly *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago A look around the major currency pairs as the week comes to a close *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 2h 2 hours ago WTI futs settle +27c (+0.6%) @ $45.69/barrel... more »

World News Briefs -- November 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Shi'ite fighters look at smoke rising from clashes during a battle with Islamic State militants at the airport of Tal Afar west of Mosul, Iraq November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani *Reuters*: *Iraqi troops expand foothold in Mosul as Islamic State pledges more suicide attacks* U.S.-backed Iraqi troops expanded their foothold on the eastern side of Islamic State's stronghold of Mosul on Friday, as the group pledged to mount more suicide attacks on their offensive to take the city. The elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) stormed the Tahrir district on the northeastern edge ... more »

Judge Dismisses Trumped-Up Felony Charges of 15 Water Protectors at Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Photo Riot Police Attack Water Protectors on Oct. 27. Photo copyright Rob Wilson. Judge Dismisses Trumped-Up Felony Charges Against 15 Water Protectors at Standing Rock By Tasha Moro National Lawyer's Guild Communications Director Censored News BISMARCK, ND—On Thursday, Burleigh County Judge Cynthia Feland dismissed felony charges against 15 Water Protectors arrested on October 27

'Newsnight': Is Mrs Merkel the new Obama?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Though tonight's *Newsnight *is not only already upon us but by the time I've finished writing this post will have ended, I still have to say something about last night's *Newsnight.* It calls out for comment because it was quite extraordinary. The opening segment looked at the following question: "Is Germany the new leader of the liberal world?", which Evan Davis duly paraphrased as, "In the era of Brexit and Trump is this the new leader?", before showing an image of Angela Merkel, cast in an Obama-like light. The programme wondered if the baton of leader of 'the liberal world ... more »

New World Order Plans To Assassinate Donald Trump Revealed

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
New World Order watchers believe Donald Trump is right to fear he will be the first president since John F. Kennedy to be assassinated due to his anti-establishment views. Despite the best efforts of the establishment, mainstream media, Wall St., Hollywood and the global elite, an outsider won the presidential election. Now mainstream media are at war with President-elect Trump, feeding dangerous rhetoric to the people and encouraging rioters and protestors. CNN’s Don Lemon, while talking about Trump’s transition, just showed footage of the Reagan assassination attempt for about ... more »

Arizona Police Officer Brutally Punches Woman In Face

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A police officer in Arizona has been caught on camera violently punching an unsuspecting woman in the face during an arrest. The officer has been placed on leave following the release of a video online. New York Post reports: The Flagstaff Police Department learned of the video Wednesday. It shows Officer Jeff Bonar punching a woman during an arrest earlier in the day, Sgt. Cory Runge said in a statement to the Arizona Republic. “Our agency is very concerned by what is depicted in this video,” Runge said. “We are immediately initiating an internal investigation into this incident.... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WSJ*: *Trump’s NATO Demand Clashes With EU Budgets* Countries under pressure to narrow deficits now face renewed pressure to spend more on defense Some governments in Europe are bracing for the conflicting demands of two key alliances: the new U.S. administration driving them to ramp up military spending even as the European Union requires that they tighten their budgets. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization calls for its members to spend 2% of their GDP on defense, with a fifth of that going to equipment. There are no sanctions for countries that fail to meet that goal. U.S.... more »

Blondie - The Tide Is High

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
For over 30 years, I've wondered how one of the coolest bands ever could have turned out such a .... well, shit video?

It hasn't gone unnoticed!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The face of BBC

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