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Sunday, November 20, 2016

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11:24 pm MST

Incoming US National Security Adviser to Fuel, not Fight Terrorism

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 3 minutes ago
*November 21, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump already includes a long and growing list of controversial characters, controversial not because they represent a major departure from the policies of US President Barack Obama, but precisely because they represent uninterrupted continuity of agenda instead. Other reports have mentioned the inclusion of highly problematic figures from among Washington's Neo-Conservative establishment, but President-elect Trump's national security adviser, retired US Army general, Michael Flynn is ... more »

ISIS Instructed Not To Attack U.S. In Secret Document

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 minutes ago
More evidence of cooperation between the US and ISIS has been uncovered in Iraq after local militia uncovered Islamic State documents near Mosul that instruct jihadists not to attack US coalition aircraft in Mosul or the surrounding area. During US election season, WikiLeaks confirmed what many already suspected, that the US government, or at least certain members of it, were implicitly aiding the Islamic State – with Hillary Clinton even accepting millions from the very same governments who fund the jihadist group. Despite this, Mosul, an ISIS stronghold in Iraq, has been the targ... more »

Trump: We Are Banning Saudi Oil From America

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 minutes ago
President-elect Donald Trump has announced plans to create “complete American energy independence” and ban Saudi Arabian oil from the U.S. market – and the Saudis have begun to panic. Imagine making the world’s largest oil exporter sweat it out. That’s exactly what Donald Trump is doing. The president-elect has said repeatedly that the U.S. needs to ban all oil imports from Saudi Arabia. During his campaign Trump vowed to secure U.S. energy independence from “our foes and the oil cartels,” and predictably the Saudis, major donors to the Clinton campaign, aren’t happy with the way ... more »

Drinking Too Much Coffee ‘Shrinks Women’s Breasts’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 minutes ago
Drinking three or more cups of coffee per day will shrink a woman’s breasts, according to the results of a Swedish study. Too much caffeine can affect the hormones in women’s bodies, scientists believe, playing havoc with their bust size. The more coffee the women drank, the smaller their breasts, the researchers also found. The Telegraph reports: Almost 300 women took part in the study, which questioned them on how many cups of coffee they drank in an average day and measured the size of their bust. According to the results, published in the British Journal of Cancer, drinking th... more »

Russian President Putin On Working With President Obama For The Past 7 Years: 'It Was Difficult To Work With Each Other'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 minutes ago
*WNU Editor*: Talk about understating the obvious.

The Final Photos Of Obama And Putin Together?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
*WNU Editor*: Zero Hedge's commentary on this "final handshake" is a must read .... *"The Last Handshake" Caption Contest: The Final Photo Of Obama And Putin Together?* (Zero Hedge).

Stand Up and Live

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 59 minutes ago

Man Imprisoned For Putting A Wind Turbine In His Backyard

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A man from Minnesota has been sentenced to six months in prison for installing a wind turbine in his own backyard. Jay Nygard joins a growing list of “off the grid” citizens who have served or are currently serving jail time, as the Federal government wage a war on the rights of private property owners. Nygard’s harsh sentence come amid efforts by the U.S. government to make it illegal to have a garden in your front lawn, collect rainwater on your own property, or live off the grid in the U.S. Trueactivist.com reports: The trouble started for Jay Nygard when he installed a 29-foot... more »

Putin: Russia Leaves ‘Biased’ International Criminal Court

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Vladimir Putin withdrew Russia’s support of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday due to its bias against non-Western nations. The ICC was set up in 1998 by the United Nations General Assembly, in order to prosecute individuals for crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. However, the court has come under heavy criticism from various African nations who say the court is persecuting African leaders without any evidence. Now, Russia has joined a growing list of countries that have quit the ICC. Anonhq.com reports: On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the United Nat...more »

Putin Warns About War With NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that he will declare war with NATO if it continues to provoke Russia. During a live question and answer sessions, Putin promised to “choke” NATO if troops continue to interfere in Russia’s presence in Ukraine and Georgia. Although the diplomatic relations with the U.S. are set to improve following the election of Donald Trump, Putin has made his disdain for NATO abundantly clear. Putin answered a question put to him by host Dmitry Kisiliov who explained that that NATOs unwelcome presence near the Russian border felt like “suffocation, li... more »

U.S. President Obama And Russian President Putin Spoke For Around Four Minutes On Sunday At The APEC Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters*: *Obama, Putin talk about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet* U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office. The two men met at the start of the summit meeting in Lima, Peru's capital. They exchanged pleasantries and remained standing as they spoke. Obama later said at a news conference he told Putin the U.S. is deeply concerned about bloodshed and chaos in Syria "sown by constant ...more »

How Big A Threat Will Jeff Sessions Be To The Legitimate Multibillion Dollar Marijuana Industry?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Bourbon's fine with the Trump Justice Dept... marijuana, we'll have to wait and see* *Yesterday, Ethan Andersen surveyed the new state laws decriminalizing marijuana. At the same time, news was breaking that Trump had offered the Attorney General job to Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, who once famously said that he had never had a problem with KKK members until he found out they weren't just burning crosses on the lawns of African-Americans, but also smoking prodigious amounts of marijuana. We asked Ethan to get back with his cannabis industry sources to see how they felt about... more »

Quiz: ‘Atlas Shrugged’ or real life?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
It’s said that Ayn Rand’s villains are unrealistic, far-fetched, pure fantasy – that few if any bad guys would walk, talk or act like she writes them. Really? Test it out for yourself in this short quiz: Who Said It: *Atlas Shrugged* Villain or Real-life Public Figure? And then buy the book. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Elon Musk To Launch 4,425 Satellites Into Space

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
SpaceX Founder Elon Musk has requested permission from the U.S. government to launch thousands of satellites into space in order to beam high-speed Internet down to earth. The tech billionaire is competing against the likes of Facebook, Google, and Microsoft to become the first person to bring cheap Internet connectivity to unconnected parts of the world via wireless devices, drones, high-altitude beams, and laser beams. Thehackernews.com reports: Private rocket launch service SpaceX has asked the U.S. government for permission to launch 4,425 satellites in orbit to beam high-spe... more »

Norwegian Police Arrest 20 Men In Pedo Ring

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Police in Norway have arrested 20 people they say belong to a huge pedophile ring involving an estimated 51 people. Norwegian police are investigating the pedo ring that they say involves infants and one suspect who abused his own children. Nytimes.com reports: Deputy Police Chief Gunnar Floystad says that in Norway’s largest abuse case to date they have arrested 20 men so far, with three convictions, in western Norway. The 31 other suspects are from other regions in Norway. Floystad told reporters Sunday that many of the suspects are highly educated, and include lawyers and poli...more »

The perversity of Western values: Celebrities cry over election results, but not over war victims (VIDEO)

THE DURAN – But where were their tears when Saddam was illegally removed from power and executed like an animal? Where were they when Crooked Hillary’s Islamist terrorists waged a war against the government of Libya and murdered Gaddafi as he begged for mercy? Where were they when President Yanukovych was forced to run for his […]

Mock assassination of Trump stirs controversy at San Antonio school

ed note– attached below, the spot-on commentary from a TUT reader who sent this in– ‘Imagine if some school would have had a mock assassination of Obama 8 years ago? The national JMSM would have been all over it and all the anti-racist hate-crimers would have been crying for prosecution. But this, this will be […]

Pipeline anarchy by Paul Driessen

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 2 hours ago
*Pipeline anarchy * Trump win fuels more rampant theft and destruction – and North Dakota citizens pay the price Paul Driessen Is this to be our future? Last week’s elections will soon end autocratic rule via executive fiat, the war on coal and hydrocarbons, IRS agents targeting conservative groups, government SWAT teams invading businessesand homes, and numerous other Abuses and Usurpations. But now we’re getting leftist anarchy and riots – with mindless, incoherent radicals smashing Portland storefronts, beating a Chicagomotorist, and pummeling a ninth grade Woodside, CA Trump...more »

South Korean President Mired In Corruption Scandal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Prosecutors link South Korean president to corruption scandal* TOKYO — South Korean President Park Geun-hye suffered a heavy blow Sunday when prosecutors indicted a friend of hers on charges including extortion and abuse of power, and indicated they thought the president was complicit in the crimes. The prosecution said it would continue to try to question Park, with the announcement effectively making her a suspect rather than a witness, while opposition leaders said they would redouble their efforts to force Park from office. “There are now sufficient groun... more »

Bi-Partisan Support For Ret. General Mattis To Be U.S. Secretary Of Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with retired Marine Gen. James Mattis following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar *Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *Why Trump's Washington Loves 'Mad Dog' Mattis* It says something about Donald Trump that a retired Marine general nicknamed "Mad Dog" is uniting the divided swamp the next president has promised to drain. It's true. Democrats and Republicans, NeverTrump and NeverHillary, the alt-right and the wonky cucks of the GOP all agree: James Mattis... more »

Britain’s most highly-paid welfare beneficiary wants her house done up by the taxpayer

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Britain’s most high-living welfare beneficiary is having her house done up – all at taxpayers’ expense, mind you! – and some of her subjects are revolted: *Yesterday it was announced that the royal residence [Buckingham Palace] is to undergo a major 10-year refurbishment. The hefty bill will come from a 66% increase in the Sovereign Grant – the funding for the monarchy’s official duties – for the 10-year period, with the total works estimated to cost £369 million. But thousands of people think the royals should foot the bill for Her Maj’s luxury pad. A **petition* ... more »

The Spheres starting to be seen?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
I can only think of the New Complete Earth (which is a good deal larger than the current Earth) when I see this image.... what is in fact I am not sure, but I don't believe its circuit charge bleed through.... nor is it the purported Nibiru!

U.S. Senator John McCain Tells President-Elect Donald Trump: 'I Don't Give A Damn – No Waterboarding' Under Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Politico:* *McCain warns Trump on torture, waterboarding* Republican Sen. John McCain issued a fiery warning to President-elect Donald Trump on the subject of torture Saturday. “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not waterboard,” McCain told an audience at the annual Halifax International Security Forum. “We will not torture people … It doesn’t work.” Trump has repeatedly said that he would use much harsher measures against suspected terrorists. “We have to fight fire with fire,” he said at a June campaign rally, adding that the U.S.... more »

The Immorality of Currency Demonetization

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 4 hours ago
The BJP government claims that its policy of demonetizing the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will cleanse the financial system of counterfeit currency and the so-called black money. They proclaim that demonetization is a “surgical strike” against the finances of the terrorists and criminals. If you believe that you can clean up the monetary system by suddenly demonetizing 86% of the currency then you ought to have no problem in believing that you can cure headache by hitting yourself on the head with a hammer. The government’s demonetization policy has been challenged in the courts. N... more »

ALERT! Standing Rock Water Protectors under Police Night Attack Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
. Oyate Media Network -- Ambulances pulling into the Main Camp to treat water protectors who took action at the front lines this evening, power to our people stop DAPL! ALERT! Water protectors on North Bridge at Oceti Sakowin under attack, being hit with tear gas, rubber bullets, water blasts. and concussion grenades. DAPL Security, Morton Co. Sheriff, National Guard. At least 22

Wouldn't you rather be thinking about, say, cookies?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*This is only a sampling of the Food Network website's "Favorite Cookies, Flavor by Flavor" display (click to enlarge). It also includes "Anne Makes Meringues," "Dress Your Gingerbread," "Star Cookie Swap," "Sea Salt Topping," "Your Best Holiday Cookies," and "Gluten-Free and Great."* *by Ken* Probably the list of things most of us would rather think about than President Trump has stuff way up top like dental extractions and works its way down to the really ugly stuff. Anyway me, I'm going with cookies. Yes, yes, I know it's not even Thanksgiving. But that's on the horizon (and ... more »

CIA Document Confirms Reality Of Humans With ‘Special Abilities’ Able To Do ‘Impossible’ Things

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
*Terran note: **Mind over matter is powerful, heart over it all is amazing! All these articles never mention the power of pure love and the heart connection to Source, still this is an excellent article well worth your time! Qi is just the life force from Source. It pervades everything, including the inanimate. All is awareness!* Found at: https://saintandrewstwinflame.com/2016/11/13/cia-documents-confirm-humans-with-impossible-special-abilities-11132016/ CIA Documents Confirm Humans with Impossible “Special Abilities” 11/13/2016 Posted on November 13, 2016 *NOTE; they call it... more »

Mohawk Nation News "Mask Comes Off'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
MASK COMES OFF Posted on November 20, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Nov. 20, 2016. Historically, after the Revolutionary War, every town in North America had the same beginning as what is happening to the Lakota today at Standing Rock.The Army Corps of Engineers would investigate the new settlers complaints against the original people. They would deputize the settlers, give them

China's Aircraft Carrier Is Not Combat Ready

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *China Claims Its First Aircraft Carrier Is Now "Combat Ready"* *It's almost certainly not.* China's state media reports that the country's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, is now "combat ready." The ship's political commissar says the ship is "preparing for actual combat at any time." Despite the tough talk, all evidence indicates that Beijing's sole flat top is likely a mere training vessel that would do very poorly in actual combat. Liaoning was commissioned into service with the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2012. Originally built for the Soviet Navy... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. Ultraviolet ionizing radiation from the Trapezium stars, mostly from the brightest star Theta-1 Orionis C powers the complex star forming region's entire visible glow. *Click image for larger size.* About three million years old, the Orion Nebula Cluster was even more compact in its younger years and a recent dynamical study indicate... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Good Fight"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Good Fight"* by Paulo Coelho "In 1986, I went for the first and only time on the pilgrimage known as the Way to Santiago, an experience I described in my first book. We had just finished walking up a small hill, a village appeared on the horizon, and it was then that my guide, whom I shall call Petrus (although that was not his name), said to me: "We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don’t, o... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here?" - Steve Jobs

BE EVIL Wins!  (Cleverer Trump)  Neofascist Bang, Not Whimper Ends Era - Next Financial Catastrophe Upcoming  (Google Evil Apparent)  Hard Evidence Trump/Pence Stole Election (So Where's the Left?)  Why We'll Never Have a Real Investigation of Anything Involving Acquisition of Power, Money and Influence  (Google/Facebook, Mass Surveillance and The Endless War)

. "The neoliberal era in the United States ended with a neofascist bang. The political triumph of Donald Trump shattered the establishments in the Democratic and Republican parties - both wedded to the rule of Big Money and to the reign of meretricious politicians." I think I've been clear enough in my designation of Trump as the most clever candidate in this past election - even cleverer we

Donald Trump Attacks Unfunny Comedians On Saturday Night Live

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to reprimand comedians on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and demand an apology from other actors. Trump on Sunday tweeted that he was offended by the Broadway hit musical ‘Hamilton’ and demanded an apology from the cast on behalf of Vice President-elect Mike Pence who was attending the show on Friday. Donald Trump says there was “nothing funny at all” about Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of a wacky Trump during last night’s Saturday Night Live TV show. Philly.com reports: I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It i...more »

Scientists Send Text Messages Using Chemicals

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Researchers at Stanford University have managed to send text messages between two devices without relying on electricity. They have built a machine that uses common household chemicals to send data between two computers. Popular Mechanics reports: Instead of sending ones and zeros by turning a current off and on, this system sends pulses of acid (vinegar) and bass (glass cleaner). The message, in binary chemical bits, travels through plastic tubes to the destination computer which tracks changes in pH levels to decipher the message. “Every problem that we’ve addressed in tradition... more »

"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"* by Jonathan "I love simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, don’t you? So often we seem to complicate the daylights out of things by over-analyzing, dissecting and brainstorming. I gravitate toward simple solutions whenever possible. Asking yourself the right question is one of the simplest ways to direct your thoughts in a positive direction without jumping through a bunch of mental or emotional hoops. What are the right questions? In particular, those that stimulate your mind to consider new possibilities or interrupt old es... more »

The Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “Solitude”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Solitude”* “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air. The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care. Rejoice, and men will seek you; Grieve, and they turn and go. They want full measure of all your pleasure, But they do not need your woe. Be glad, and your friends are many; Be sad, and you lose them all. There are none to decline your nectared wine, But alone you must drink life's gall. Feast, and your... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Hyrum, Utah, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Greg Hunter, "Gerald Celente: 2017 Predictions for MSM, Markets, Gold"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Gerald Celente: 2017 Predictions for MSM, Markets, Gold"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Top trends researcher Gerald Celente started forecasting back in May 2016 that Trump would win. He was spot-on. What are the big trends and predictions in store for 2017? Mr. Celente gives us three of his top predictions coming up in this interview. We start with the mainstream media (MSM) that went all in for Hillary Clinton with actions associated with propaganda and not news. What’s going to happen to the MSM in 2017? Celente, who is Publisher of The Trends Journal, says, “It’s gone, an... more »

John McDonnell's Tax Cut for the Well Off

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Tax cuts for the better off, isn't that the kind of thing associated with the Conservatives? Blair-era Labour? Not of the present *radical* party leadership, surely. What with their desire to nationalise afternoon tea and issue pig iron production edicts. And yet, in 2016's tradition of politics taking unexpected turns, that is exactly what's happened. Has the party been sold down the river? In his final, catastrophic budget George Osborne announced cuts to disability benefits. These were to pay for more tax cuts for the better off, specifically raising the "middle" range 40% incom... more »

Obama And Merkel Say Globalization Is Here To Stay

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
US President Barack Obama strongly defended globalization during his visit to Germany on his final European tour before leaving office. Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference and penned an article where they both stressed that globalization was here to stay. They said cooperation was vital in terms of the rapidly growing global economy and “there will not be a return to a world before globalization”in an article for business magazine Wirtschaftswoche RT reports: “Germans and Americans must take the opportunity to shape globalization according to our...more »

Thousands Protest Proposed Child Sex Abuse Bill In Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday expressing their anger at a highly controversial draft law that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim. Demanding it be withdrawn, protesters shouted slogans condemning the bill which was recently brought to the parliament by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Press TV reports: Holding banners that read, “Rape cannot be legitimized” and “AKP, take your hands off my body,” the demonstrators shouted, “We will not shut up. We will not obey. Withdraw the bill i... more »

Love Me Tender

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
‘I want to ride around Moscow with an American flag in my car. If I find one. Join me! They have earned it. If you were wondering who else was celebrating Trump’s win, it was the Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today Margarita Simonyan. Overnight, a deep-seated Russian Anti-Americanism and disbelief in American democracy was turned into […]

How Low Will The Donald Go? Low Enough To Hire Ted Cruz?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Tuesday, Trump very publicly humiliated arrogant Ivy League smarty pants Ted Cruz again. Aside from the shaken but ever self-confident Cruz-- *maybe*-- did *anyone* think the vengeful, vindictive Trump was going to make Cruz Attorney General? Not even Trump hates America *that* much-- although he does hate Cruz. So he summoned him the The Tower and dangled the plum just out of reach of the Texas sucker's twitchy jaws. Trump sees Cruz as a nasty, dishonorable and untrustworthy buffoon, the guy who tried implying him on "New York values," allowing Trump a moment one of his one momen... more »

Competition Policy 6, Presentation at ALB Thomson-Reuters forum

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 8 hours ago
Last week, I was one of four speakers on the Asian Legal Business (ALB) and Thomson-Reuters' forum on the Competition Policy. I started with the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2016 report. Performance of some ASEAN countries and neighbors. The Philippines' overall rank has declined by 10 even though the decline in score was not that big, from 4.39 in 2015 to 4.36 in 2016. This means that some countries have significantly improved their scores relative to the Philippines. I also showed the various government agencies that give various permits and/or ... more »

Petition Demands Royals Pay For Buckingham Palace Renovations

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
There has been outrage following the Treasury’s announcement that Buckingham Palace is to undergo refurbishment which will cost the taxpayer £369 million. A petition calling for the British royal family to foot the massive bill reached its target in just a couple of days after details of the facelift were announced. To date, over 100,000 people have signed the petition. RT reports: The move comes after Queen Elizabeth II, 90, was awarded a 66 percent rise in funding for the palace refurb by Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Thousands are no... more »

Trump’s tax and trade policies could hurt Australia, NZ and the world

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
“Trump’s tax and trade policies could hurt Australia and the world,” say *Australian* columnist Henry Ergas. Could hurt Australia and the world and, by necessity, us in New Zealand. You see, if you remember, “at the heart of Trump’s programme are sweeping cuts in personal and corporate taxes….” However, *Those declines in revenues aren’t matched by expenditure cuts: on the contrary, many outlays are set to rise. In defence, Trump has supported a 350-ship navy, which, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, would add $US120 billion to projected outlays, along with expansions ... more »

The Bitter Clingers Ball

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
TRUMP RALLY from Sean Dunne on Vimeo. And now as we stand here from this moment in history, 29 years past the first echoes of the Giant Sucking Sound - what still remains here, Left Behind - Living in America. We went to a Trump Rally and filmed with our cell phones. Enjoy! Edited by Kathy Gatto Kathygatto.com Produced by Cass Greener *"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and ... more »

Dementia '16

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 8 hours ago
The election of Donald Trump was not a democratic act of political will. Leaving aside the fact that barely a quarter of eligible Americans voted for him, his victory had less to do with optimism that things will change, and more to do with a profound sense of despair. The election of Donald Trump might even be considered an outbreak of mass murder-suicide. The working class refugees who entered his hell abandoned all hope a long time ago. Maybe they figured they might as well take everybody down with them and check out quickly, rather than linger on in the drip-drip-drip of the tor... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
So these were the most popular stories posted in last Friday’s Ramble: 1. CERN boffins see strange ... oh, wait, that's just New Zealand moving 2m north – THE REGISTER (UK) 2. 15 Astonishing GIFs Showing How Things Really Work – A PLUS 3. UK, USA… NZ? Why the Greens’ surrender to the dark side of immigration should scare us all – THE SPINOFF 4. How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours – WALL STREET JOURNAL 5. What Happens After Eating Local, Sustainable, Organic Kale Juice? – QUACKWATCH 6. The largest oil deposit ever found in America was just discovered ... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday, and again time for my weekly rant... OK, I for one am very disgusted by what I am watching happening in America right now... It appears that some die hard "liberals" and absolute SORE LOSERS are just going nuts right across that formerly free nation trying to stir up trouble and claiming that their own election and entire electoral system is illegitimate.... Well, I have news for these idiots... Live with it!... You all had your chance to fix the entire electoral system decades ago and absolutely refused to tinker with it, period... And of co... more »

Real ‘Fake News’ Journalists Revealed By Ron Paul

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Former congressman Ron Paul has revealed a list of who he claims are the real “fake news” journalists. On his website, Paul claims that the list contains those who are responsible for telling us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and ied us into multiple bogus wars. They also lied about Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the election. RT reports: Paul claims the list is sourced and “holds a lot more water” than a list previously released by Melissa Zimdars, who is described on Paul’s website as “a leftist feminist professor.” REVEALED: The Real Fake News List https://t.co... more »

Trump is “a phony, a fraud” says potential Secretary of State

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
This is what the person under “active consideration” for the job of US Secretary of State thought back in March of the fellow whose bidding he would do come January. [image: RomneyOnTrump] I can't say I disagree with him. [Hat tip The Greek Analyst] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Aerial Assault for the Sega Master System

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
Awful games typically have rubbish graphics and sound, unresponsive/oversensitive controls, too easy/hard enemies, cheap deaths, and illogical level design. And don't get me started on broken games ... But how does one define an *average* game? For bland isn't necessarily bad, it's just a bit meh. Why is it that one title can grab you and pull you into its compelling universe, while another that is very, very similar and involves the same gameplay elements cannot? These thoughts occurred while getting stuck into *Aerial Assault*, a relatively rare-ish 1990 number for the humble Seg... more »

Open-mouthed Britain

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
We’re all guilty - to a certain extent - of cherry-picking certain sound-bites and using them endlessly when it suits. I‘m thinking of Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘friends’ and so on. (But in that case I believe Jeremy Corbyn did indeed call Hamas and Hezbollah ‘friends’ because he felt ‘friendly’ towards them, even if he didn’t necessarily count individual members as personal friends.) No, I mean *eg*., quoting Trump saying he would “ban Muslims” from entering the states, without mentioning the “figuring out” part. (which obviously qualifies the whole thing and makes the statement look less r... more »

Half an hour in the life of the BBC News Channel (continued)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Susana Mendonça Continuing to focus on that 5.00-5.30 period on the BBC News Channel this afternoon (as part of my new, random-sampling mission)... Susana Mendonça's report on the road-related bits of the upcoming Autumn Statement included the following, ramping up the negatives re the consequences of Brexit: This focus on on roads isn't just about rebuilding infrastructure though. It's about boosting confidence ahead of the Brexit negotiations at a time when economic forecasts are pointing to slowing growth. The Chancellor has admitted there is greater uncertainty and he wants to ... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
I was mentioned in "Iraq: Ba'athists" a report by the British Home Office. I was cited in “Shiite Militias Are Crashing the Mosul Offensive” by Michael Knights in Foreign Policy.

Mosul Campaign Day Thirty-Four, Nov 19, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
The Golden Division made more progress in eastern Mosul, while the Islamic State was counter attacking. The Moaliminneighborhood was freed, while Muharabeenand Ulama were attacked. There was still fighting going on in Tahrir and Qadisiya, which were cleared before. General Abdul Wahab al-Saddi of the division saidthat 10 of the 50 neighborhoods in the eastern half of Mosul were under control. With IS re-infiltration however, many of those like Qadisiyah, appear to still be contested. Reutersalso reported that around 200 civilians and members of the security forces had been sent to... more »

Netanyahu: New German submarines needed to ‘ensure Israel’s survival’

ed note–in military matters, there are ‘defensive weapons’ and ‘offensive weapons’. The Russian-made S-300 is a ‘defensive’ weapon in that it is used to shoot down invading enemy aircraft/missiles sent from beyond the borders. A submarine–and particularly those armed with nukes– is not a ‘defensive’ weapon. It’s principal use is for espionage and for attacking nations […]

Israel firster/Zionist asset Elliot Cohen, one of the masterminds behind George Bush’s destruction of Iraq warns conservatives to stay away from Donald Trump administration

ed note–in case there are any doubts as to where Cohen’s ‘affections’ and loyalties lie, from his wiki page– ‘In 1997, Cohen co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which was a center for prominent neoconservatives. He has been a member of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, a committee of civilians and […]

Netanyahu declines meet with Trump before inauguration

ed note–WHY? And no, I don’t buy the notion that Netanyahu declined the invite in order to ‘avoid embarrassing Obama’. For 8 years, Netanyahu has not missed an opportunity–including going to Congress and DEMANDING that the 435 people assembled there support Israel’s ‘request’ for war against Iran–to ’embarrass’ Obama. If Nutty Netty were confident that […]

Desperate Final Moves for Ziofascists in Syria

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Russian bombing of terrorist positions in Aleppo* In the final days of the *Three Decades+ long Ziofascist Regime in Washington...**Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama**,* there are the usual signs of *fin de siècle *desperation setting in. Power does not release power easily. Very strange bedfellows are emerging as pathetic proposals are made by the losers...and "last chance motel" bargain basement deals are attempted to be cut. Syria was the third of the "Seven Countries in Five Years" that the ziofascists in the Bush/Obama oligarchy attempted to impose on the world in the early 200... more »

"The Road That Is Our Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"But far-fetched things do happen. In fact, many people's entire lives are completely far-fetched. I think we are constantly surrounded by extraordinary possibilities. Whether we are aware of them or not, whether we choose to act on them or not, they are there. What is offered to us that we choose not to act upon falls by the wayside, and the road that is our life is littered with rejected, ignored and unnoticed opportunities, good and bad. Chance meetings and coincidences become extraordinary only when acted upon. Those that we allow to pass us by are gone forever. We never know w... more »

"Protect Yourself from Control Dramas"-

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy." - Susan Polis Schutz *"Protect Yourself from Control Dramas"* by Jody Janati *What is a Control Drama? *A control drama, as coined by James Redfield in his book, "The Celestine Prophecy," is played by anyone who is feeling low on power or energy, to manipulate an... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“The Fourth Turning: The Grey Champion Assumes Command”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning: The Grey Champion Assumes Command”* by James Quinn "At each of these great gates of history, eighty to a hundred years apart, a similar generational drama unfolded. Four archetypes, aligned in the same order – elder Prophet, midlife Nomad, young adult Hero, child Artist – together produced the most enduring legends in our history. Each time the Grey Champion appeared marked the arrival of a moment of “darkness, and adversity, and peril,” the climax of the Fourth Turning of the saeculum." – "The Fourth Turning" – Strauss & Howe "In September 2015 I wrote a five... more »

"It really is most bizarre"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
David Willis Here's more of the same, from the same BBC News Channel discussion between a BBC presenter and a BBC reporter. It had to be seen and heard to register all of the sarcasm, the mocking smiles and incredulous inflections, but I think that a transcript should give you a pretty good sense of it (if you didn't see it). Straight, non-opinionated reporting it isn't: *Maxine Mawhinney*: Right. I want to talk to you about tweets, because the Donald is still tweeting. Now, two things. First of all, he's really taken umbrage against the cast of the play *Hamilton*, hasn't he? *... more »

Trump's Kakistocracy-- Life's Losers Get Their Revenge On The Rest Of America

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Last Tuesday, Life's Losers got their revenge: with the help of Putin and the FBI they saddled America with a vengeful narcissist with a tiny attention span who has surrounded himself with fascists. They sent their message, that the two establishment parties have left them and their families for roadkill. But few will suffer more under Trump than the frustrated Americans who voted for him. Yesterday, NPR ran a story that couldn't be more to the point, In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Mount Over Medicaid Cutbacks. Kentucky went all in for Trump last Tuesday. It was a rout. He w... more »

"We've Forgotten Much..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"We've forgotten much. How to struggle, how to rise to dizzy heights and sink to unparalleled depths. We no longer aspire to anything. Even the finer shades of despair are lost to us. We've ceased to be runners. We plod from structure to conveyance to employment and back again. We live within the boundaries that science has determined for us. The measuring stick is short and sweet. The full gamut of life is a brief, shadowy continuum that runs from gray to more gray. The rainbow is bleached. We hardly know how to doubt anymore." - Richard Matheson, ("The Thing")"


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Maxine Mawhinney There was an interesting little BBC-on-BBC exchange a few minutes ago on the BBC News Channel (re the latest appointments to Donald Trump's team). It began like this: *Maxine Mawhinney*: Well, I seem to be asking this question a lot, but any sign of a woman yet? *David Willis (laughing)*: Not much. No. It's pretty white and old, and that's sort of the complexion we're seeing so far. Then came a very 'BBC' moment as David Willis suddenly remembered that 'one degree of separation' is required from a BBC journalist when expressing their opinions; so David immediately... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends The Secret Service seized $30 million in fake money in its biggest bust ever The UK has passed the 'Snooper's Charter,' the 'most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy' A US Jewish rights leader is vowing to register as Muslim if Trump creates a Muslim database Obama Blocks Arctic Oil Drilling On His Way Out Of Office Trump’s National Security Adviser Pick: Forced Out As DIA Chief, Ties To Russia Groundbreaking study shows link to fracking and earthquakes Deformed wing v... more »

"A Most Vicious And Desperate Backlash"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"A Most Vicious And Desperate Backlash"* by JWMJR “In the aftermath of the rise of the middle class, finally reacting to being crapped upon by the politicians of both parties and the establishment media, the reaction of the global elite has been to, as per their usual tactic, turn logic and common sense on its head. The last thing these paid hacks and their Fabian socialist directors wanted was for their viewing public (what little that is left of it) is to consider that poll after poll was showing that the public not only openly mistrusts the news media but holds them in utter co... more »

Trump’s Recruits: Solid Picks Alongside Extremists With a Touch of Weirdo

Emerging national security team abhors the Iran deal and supports right-wing Israel, but policy will depend on depth of collaboration with Moscow. ed note–again, at the risk of having to repeat it for the one billionth time, one of Trump’s Zionist opponents explains what his strategy is here in cozying up to problematic creatures carrying […]

Four Israeli Jews Indicted for Trafficking in Kidneys

The suspects, one of them a surgeon, are charged with forging documents and having the transplants done in Turkey. ed note—but, but, but…Judaism–as we are told by all sorts of self-proclaimed experts–is a ‘holy’ religion, devoted to serving GAAAWD, and there is a YUUUUUGE difference–again, as we are told by these experts–between Judaism and Zionism, […]

Judaic terrorists wielding knives and clubs and yelling ‘death to Arabs’ attack five Palestinian farmers who were harvesting olives

Gideon Levy and Alex Levac for Haaretz It was a pogrom. The survivors are five congenial Palestinian farmers who speak broken Hebrew and work in construction in Israel, with valid entry permits. On weekends they cultivate what is left of their lands, most of which were plundered for the benefit of the settlements that choke […]

Trump’s top Pentagon pick said settlements were creating ‘apartheid’

Retired Marine Corps general James Mattis, seen as front-runner for defense secretary post, also insisted the US pays a price in Middle East for its support of Israel ed note–but, but, but…Trump has talked about appointing John Bolton as Sec of State. He has been schmoozing it up with Giuliani as of late…His daughter converted […]

Thug Life

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
...the remoteness of desire degenerates into dangerous enjoyment. This partly explains Tournier’s condemnation of image and photography in *La Goutte d'Or *(1985). He explicitly links their power to Medusa's petrifying fascination and contrasts them with the art of writing which is the art of education and the route to wisdom 'par excellence'. *It would seem that the fear experienced at the sight of Medusa's head is the terror of discovering the secret behind the representation of the image.* From *Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes, and Archetypes. *Ed. Pierre Brunel. Routledg... more »

Trump’s Recruits: Solid Picks Alongside Extremists With a Touch of Weirdo

Emerging national security team abhors the Iran deal and supports right-wing Israel, but policy will depend on depth of collaboration with Moscow. ed note–again, at the risk of having to repeat it for the one billionth time, one of Trump’s Zionist opponents explains what his strategy is here in cozying up to problematic creatures carrying […]

Taking Democracy for Granted

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
[This is a guest post by Valerie J. Bunce, the Aaron Binenkorb Chair of International Studies at Cornell University, and Mark R. Beissinger, the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics at Princeton University. After Aida Hozic shared the essay with me, I asked Valerie and Mark if I could post it at the Duck. They kindly […]

Four Israeli Jews Indicted for Trafficking in Kidneys

The suspects, one of them a surgeon, are charged with forging documents and having the transplants done in Turkey. ed note—but, but, but…Judaism–as we are told by all sorts of self-proclaimed experts–is a ‘holy’ religion, devoted to serving GAAAWD, and there is a YUUUUUGE difference–again, as we are told by these experts–between Judaism and Zionism, […]

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
I have a hundred and one household chores to do today. Blogging will return later this evening.

Ukraine Government Nervous On Losing Support From A Trump Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Defense News*: *Ukraine Vice PM: Less US Support Dangerous to Region’s Stability* HALIFAX – A high-ranking Ukrainian official warned that less support from the US to Ukraine – as it battles Russian aggression – could contribute to a much more destabilized region and have farther reaching effects. “This equilibrium, if it is ruined, then it could actually lead to drastic consequences in other parts of the world,” Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the vice prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, told Defense News in an interview Saturday at the Halifax Inte... more »

Does The U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer Really Need Shells For Its 'Big Guns'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
THE USS ZUMWALT SPORTS TWO POWERFUL "ADVANCED GUN SYSTEMS" (THE TWO PILLBOXES UP FRONT) -- BUT HAS FEWER THAN 90 BULLETS BETWEEN THEM. IMAGE SOURCE: U.S. NAVY. *Motley Fool*: *Lockheed Loses, and Raytheon Could Gain, as Navy Disarms the USS Zumwalt* *Guns without bullets don't shoot very well. Companies without contracts don't do much better.* On Oct. 15, 2016, the U.S. Navy commissioned its largest gun-toting surface warship since battleships prowled the seas: the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). Technically a destroyer, Zumwalt is actually bigger than the Navy's current fleet of Ticonde... more »

Judaic terrorists wielding knives and clubs and yelling ‘death to Arabs’ attack five Palestinian farmers who were harvesting olives

Gideon Levy and Alex Levac for Haaretz It was a pogrom. The survivors are five congenial Palestinian farmers who speak broken Hebrew and work in construction in Israel, with valid entry permits. On weekends they cultivate what is left of their lands, most of which were plundered for the benefit of the settlements that choke […]

Mohawk Nation News "Hate v. Truth'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
HATE V. TRUTH Posted on November 20, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Nov. 20, 2016. The onkwe’hon:weh, original people, are defending the people and the spirit of the land; “The ghost of our murdered ancestors are all around us. They were the victims of the biggest holocaust ever committed. We are them and we remember them”. The US military trained forces surrounding the Lakota

President-Elect Trump And Mitt Romney Meet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump, Romney have ‘far-reaching conversation’ at meeting* Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney, once a fierce critic of the president-elect who is now being floated as a potential pick for secretary of state, on Saturday afternoon, setting aside the friction between the two men and signaling a willingness by Trump to entertain different points of view on foreign policy. Romney appeared to warmly shake hands with Trump, each man gripping the arm of the other, as he arrived at Trump’s New Jersey golf course. The two exchanged pleasantries, with Trump placing his h... more »

Ret. Army Gen. Jack Keane Declined President-Elect Trumps Offer To Be Secretary Of Defense. Ret. General James Mattis Now Favored

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (R) greet retired Marine General James Mattis for a meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar *NPR:* *Ret. Army Gen. Jack Keane Says He Declined Offer To Be Defense Secretary* President-elect Donald Trump asked him to serve as secretary of defense, retired four-star general Jack Keane tells NPR's Rachel Martin — but Keane declined the offer, citing personal reasons. Keane says he recommended retired generals James Mattis a... more »

Former British PM Has Announced That He Is 'Returning To British Politics'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Reuters *Daily Mail*: *Blair is back! Former PM announces he is 'returning to British politics' because the Tories are 'screwing up Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn is a nutter' as he prepares to meet with Theresa May * * Former PM thinks Theresa May is a 'total lightweight,' says Blair's close ally * He's 'not impressed' with her but the pair are due to meet for a coffee * Blair is scouting office space to relocate his 130 workforce to Westminster Tony Blair is hunting for a Westminster office for his new Brexit lobbying group as he plots his re... more »

Angela Merkel Wants To Run For A Fourth Term As German Chancellor In Next Year's Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Merkel said she wants to run for fourth term as German chancellor: sources* Angela Merkel told top members of her party on Sunday that she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year's election, senior party sources told Reuters, after months of speculation about one of the world's most powerful women. Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the conservative is seen as a stabilizing force in Europe amid uncertainty caused by Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. ... more »

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally meets Russian President Vladimir Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
November 19, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Lima. © Michael Klimentyev / Sputnik *Reuters*: *Meeting Putin, Philippines' Duterte rails at Western 'hypocrisy'* Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Western "bullying" and "hypocrisy" during his first meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and said when it came to alliances, the United States could not be trusted. In talks with Putin during an Asia-Pacific summit in Lima, Duterte held nothing back in... more »

The Washington Post & The “Super Hot” Arctic

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Daily mean temperature and climate north of the 80th northern parallel, as a function of the day of year. http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php There has been much excitement about much of the Arctic being warmer than usual at the moment. The Washington Post describes it as “insane”. (The 36 degrees is Fahrenheit, […]

The facts about wind power are more awkward than Obama would admit – Booker

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/19/the-facts-about-wind-power-are-more-awkward-than-obama-would-adm/ A timely article from Booker today, which picks up on two of my recent posts: I must apologise for having last week mistakenly reported that, despite the drive of the US in the Obama years to build ever more heavily subsidised wind and solar farms, the entire contribution […]

The U.S. Navy Doesn't Want To Talk About Its 'Secret' Submarines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
USS Seawolf (SSN-21) (Wikipedia) *David Axe, National Interest:* *The 'Secret' Submarines the U.S. Navy Doesn't Want to Talk About (And Russia Fears)* Sometime apparently in August 2013, the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Seawolf eased out of the port of Bremerton, in Washington State, on what was probably her fifth or sixth deployment since commissioning in 1997. A month later the U.S. Sixth Fleet, in charge of ships in European waters, posted a series of photos to the Website Flickr depicting the U.S. ambassador to Norway, Barry White, touring the 350-foot-long... more »

Will President-elect Donald Trump Keep His Phone?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
New York Times *The Hill:* *Trump worried about keeping phone at WH: report* President-elect Donald Trump is concerned that he will not be able to continue using his Android cellphone once he takes office, according to a new report. According to The New York Times, Trump voiced concerns to his aides over becoming isolated without the phone and keeping in contact with his friends. Trump became known for tweeting at all hours of the day during his presidential campaign. At times, the tweets came from his Android phone, which the Twitter application may denote at the bottom of tweet... more »

Washington to Trump (Presidential Morph 2016)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Su-33 fighter takes off from the deck of Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier near the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean Sea. Admiral Kuznetsov cruiser and Admiral Grigorovich patrol ship have been deployed in Syria for the first time ever. November 15. © PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Autonomy For Eastern Aleppo Terrorists? UN Truce Terms Refused by Syria!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
* The UN wasn't offering truce terms they were offering balkanization and destruction terms!* *Disgusting! Disgraceful! Detestable! * *Is it any wonder I refer to the UN as the "Useless Nations"? Seriously, hope no one here wonders why I do that? The reasoning should be obvious.* *UN Rewarding Terrorists and Terrorism* *USA Today- * BEIRUT - The Syrian government on Sunday refused *a U.N. proposal to grant the eastern districts of Aleppo autonomy as part of an approach to restore calm to the war-torn city.* *Al-Moallem added that Syria doesn’t accept leaving some 275,000 people in ... more »

Fighting Back Against Trumpism In Political Arena-- Don't Count On The Senate Democrats, Let Alone The Senate Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
If someone wants you to send money to support Foster Campbell in Louisiana, they want you to waste your money. Trump beat Clinton in that state 58.1% to 38.4%. The top vote-getter in the Senate election that day-- there were 2 dozen candidates-- was John Kennedy (R). He took 25% of the vote. The second most votes went to Democrat Foster Campbell (17.5%). There were 7 Democrats in the race and in total they won 36% of the vote. The 9 Republicans in the race collectively won 61.4% of the votes cast. Campbell is a conservative, anti-Choice Democrat-- and one who's not going to win. S... more »

Goodbye, American Neoliberalism. A New Neo-Fascist Era Is Here

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
By Cornel West Guardian UK *Trump’s election was enabled by the policies that overlooked the plight of our most vulnerable citizens. We gird ourselves for a frightening future* The neoliberal era in the United States ended with a neofascist bang. The political triumph of Donald Trump shattered the establishments in the Democratic and Republican parties – both wedded to the rule of Big Money and to the reign of meretricious politicians. The Bush and Clinton dynasties were destroyed by the media-saturated lure of the pseudo-populist billionaire with narcissist sensibilities and ugl... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... November 20 , 2016...... Quick hits for Sunday 1) French Presidential Election Updates : Spotlight Today On Republican Primary - Three Main Contenders Are Juppe , Fillon & Sarkozy , Fillon Has Been Surging Lately , Which Puts Pressure On Sarkozy. 2) Facing A Loss In Italy's Constitution Reform Referendum , Renzi Plays "Government Collapse " Card In An Attempt To Sway Voters. 3) Germany Election Update - "Merkel Day " Some Call It , As Merkel To Reveal Her Plans On Whether She Will Seek A Fourth Term Today. 4) Austria Election Update : Contest Between Hofer & Van der Bellen Within Margin Of Error ; Similar To US Campaign With Trump , Election Could Come Down To Whether Hofer Attracts Enough Disillusioned Workers To Prevail. 5) Greece News For Sunday. 6) US Political Updates For Sunday ( Updated As Relevant ) - Political Opinion , Transition Updates , Additional Items Of Note. 7) Odds & Ends : South Korea Protests Against South Korean President Park Still Continue , Still Huge ; India Bank & Currency Chaos Still Continues ; Libya Updates ; Additional Items Of Interest.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Europe..... France.... *Vincenzo Scarpetta* ‏@LondonerVince 52s 53 seconds ago Sarkozy already delivering his concession speech. Game over. Crucially, he endorses Fillon. #PrimaireDroite #France *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 41s 42 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted The Connexion ► Fillon 43,7% ► Juppé 27,8% ► Sarkozy 21,7% Results from 7,365 of 10,228 polling stations. fred walton added, *The Connexion* @ConnexionFrance #Fillon remains well ahead after declarations from nearly 3/4 of polling stations in #France's centre-right #primary http://bit.ly/2g7CayM ... more »

The Good, the Bad and the Narcissist

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 17 hours ago
Regular readers will be aware of a lack of posts of late and no commentary on the situation south of us and perhaps are asking how a blog about democracy can be silent about the upcoming change in the U.S. Administration. Apart from being driven almost speechless by the American people electing a lying hatemonger as their president there is little more that can be said that has not already appeared in various media across the world. All I am going to say on the subject is that we know it is going to be bad but with Drumph appointing like minded arseholes, racists, misogynists, clima... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The closing of the student mind* *Students' Union at London University in bid to ban conservative-leaning newspapers from campus* The students’ union of City University in London last night passed a motion apparently seeking to ban The Sun, Daily Mail and Express newspaper titles from the campus. The motion was passed at the union’s annual general meeting. City University has one of the biggest journalism departments in the UK with a variety of post graduate and undergraduate journalism courses available. It is unclear what the impact of the motion will be as Press Gazette und...more »

Coast sanity break

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
Why haven't I been posting? Had midterms to give and grade, and then took two days off to visit a friend in Chenggong. Love that *ahhhh* feeling when you head south out of Hualien and you know it is going to be a good day. A special bonus was the vast decline in tour buses. Saw them, but not in the insane numbers of before. Interestingly, the wind was in my face the whole way. Usually it is at my back this time of year. El Nino? More photos below... [image: DSC03571] Hualien is lovely early in the morning. [image: DSC03574] Looking back on Hualien and Jian from the bridge south o... more »

A Lie People Choose To Believe

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Mark Zukerberg is embarrassed. Facebook is getting to be known as the Home of the Whopper. John Naughton writes that critics of the last election are focusing on social media: Their baleful glare has fallen upon the internet generally and social media in particular. “For election day influence, Twitter ruled social media,” fumed the *New York Times*. “Donald Trump won Twitter, and that was a giveaway that he might win the presidency,” claimed Business Insider. And “Donald Trump won because of Facebook,” wrote Max Read in *New York *magazine. Facebook was in the dock, though, for a... more »

Bernie Sanders Speech On Rejecting Dakota Pipeline

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Senator Bernie Sanders has spoken out against plans to build an oil pipeline through sacred American Indian land which will undermine clean water resources and Native American rights. Sanders gave a surprise speech outside the White House on Tuesday during a global day of action against the massive Dakota Access pipeline project that attracted demonstrations in over 300 cities across the country and around the world. The former Democratic presidential candidate urged President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to honour and respect nature and people’s rights before the fossil... more »

Thousands Rally In Indonesia Against Religious Intolerance

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Thousands of protesters held a peaceful rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday calling for unity and religious tolerance amid a blasphemy probe of the city’s Christian governor. The world’s largest Muslim-majority nation has been divided by recent political and religious tensions, sparked by a government investigation into a Chinese-Christian governor who is accused of blasphemy against Islam. RT.com reports: Saturday’s event in downtown Jakarta saw people dressed in red and white – Indonesia’s national colors. The crowd included people from all walks of life – religi... more »

Judge Tells New Citizens Go To Another Country If You Don’t Like Trump

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A federal judge presiding over a citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, Texas told new U.S. citizens that they should go to another country if they don’t like President-elect Donald Trump. KHOU.com reports: “I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president,” Judge John Primomo said. “He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.” The room at the Institute of Texan Cultures Thursday night was a melting pot, a collection of hopeful faces now bound toge... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Warmist fanatic Bill McKibben on Trump* *In the excerpt below, he makes assertions that are unreferenced and unargued for and ignores large facts that don't suit him. Take the following assertion: "This year has been the hottest year recorded in modern history, smashing the record set in 2015"There's some small truth in that but it's what McKibben "forgets" to say that matters. He forgets to say that CO2 levels did not match the warming. I quote fron the journal article appended below:"For year 2015 alone, the growth in EFF [EFF = emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels] was ... more »

What Do the Democrats Really Stand For?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Big Picture Interview: Ralph Nader, Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think, has a plan for progressives that could really shake things up.

The Sun shines on Nick Pisani

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
From Nick Pisani's Linkedin page *The Sun* is reporting that "a top BBC producer who campaigned on Bob Geldof’s pro-EU flotilla is to mastermind a flagship Brexit show. Diehard Remainer Nick Pisani *[former Question Time editor and Conservative Party PR chief] *will edit a debate to be broadcast to a global audience." Mr Pisani was very vocal on Twitter in his opposition to both Brexit and Brexiters. Iain Duncan Smith is quoted as saying: Like Bob Geldof, the BBC is sticking two fingers up to the British people. A man with such clearly entrenched views should never have been put i... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago

9/11 Study Concludes “Fire Could Not Have Caused Collapse”

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Preliminary results of a two-year University of Alaska Fairbanks 9/11 study looking into the destruction of World Trade Center 7 indicates that “office fires” could not possibly have caused the collapse. In May 2015, a team of researchers began the two-year engineering investigation of the collapse of WTC7. Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and two Ph.D. research assistants partnered with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. “We will investigate the collapse. We probably will not be able to tell them what caused it, but I could tell them what did not,”... more »

Trump’s National Security Adviser: “Clinton Child Sex Crimes Are Real”

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The retired general whom President-elect Donald Trump chose to advise him on matters of national security has urged Americans to learn about child sex crimes and money laundering allegedly committed by Hillary Clinton. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn shared two articles on his Twitter account claiming that Clinton was involved in money laundering and a high-level child sex ring. Flynn later tweeted a link to the Breitbart website on November 4. The article to which he linked quoted former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, who said that during the Anthony Weiner investigation, “They found... more »

Dr Oz Promotes Human Microchips To Millions Of Viewers

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Mainstream media has continued its attempt to normalize the idea of microchips for humans, with Dr Oz the latest to air a report claiming “microchips for humans are the next big thing” and that Americans will accept this because a microchip embedded under your skin will make you “healthier and safer.” “We are so attracted to our devices that it’s almost like they are part of our bodies,” enthuses Dr Oz’s producer. “Well, what if they really could become part of our bodies? Guess what, they can!“ Holding an RFID microchip up to the camera, the producer breathlessly explains a suppo... more »

George Soros Declares War On ‘Trump World Order’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
New World Order elitist George Soros has announced plans to obliterate Donald Trump and his “Trump World Order”. According to leaked documents obtained by journalist Kenneth P. Vogel from Politico, billionaire Soros and other Washington D.C. donors met for a three-day conference recently to devise a strategy to “defeat Trump” and “put things right”. Vogel says that the meeting was sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club and comprised of “leaders of most leading unions and liberal groups, as well as darlings of the left such as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Eliz... more »

Russia Announce Discovery Of Water From Noah’s Ark

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Scientists in Russia have announced the discovery of water from Noah’s Ark which they have dated back to the great flood. Scientists say the discovery proves that the Biblical account of Noah’s flood is real, and that the flood waters drained into a subterranean sinkhole known as the Kola Borehole. Express.co.uk reports: The Kola Borehole could only go down as deep as 12km before being blocked by a mystery force. A video exposing the so-called Kola conspiracy says the established view of the earth’s makeup – crust, mantle and core – was proved wrong by the geological dig. Scientist...more »

A "useful explainer" about the alt-right from the BBC World Service

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Talking about Samira Ahmed, she tweeted a recommendation yesterday: She was talking about a programme called *Boston Calling *and the "useful explainer" came from Andrew Marantz of *The New Yorker *magazine, helped by BBC WS presenter Marco Werman. Mr Marantz is no fan of the alt-right. but, as he put it in *The New Yorker *recently, he has "spent much of this fall listening, both online and in person, to the connoisseurs of ugliness who call themselves the alt-right" and has written that, via the alt-right, "Trump connected to the segment of the population that was prepared to ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Trump Tower becomes a hotbed of political activity as advisors and surrogates flock to the President-elect's luxury skyscraper pic.twitter.com/GpFejmJjSD — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 18, 2016

Stanford Philosopher Predicted Trump Win Back In 1998

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 Enhance The U.S. Navy Surveillance And Strike Targeting Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by!

Explore But Don't Exploit

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 can 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. According to the government, cash is a *barbarous relic* which allows terrorists and criminal... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

EFN Asia 62, Program for Conference 2016, Manila

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*The path not 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 tomorr... more »

Why are world leaders going to Antarctica?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

George Soros - The 60 Minutes Interview

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Israel’s favorite drag queen is this former yeshiva boy

Lior Yisraelov, who grew up in a religious Zionist community in south Tel Aviv, now performs as Suzi Boum — fake eyelashes, blond wig, and glittering clothes included ed note–remember 2 things here– 1. This is not an aberration. The organized assault on family, morals, decency, and the general undermining of all the ‘do’s and […]

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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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