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Monday, November 21, 2016

21 November - Blogs I'm Following

11:38 pm MST

Musical Interlude: Supertramp, "The Logical Song"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 53 minutes ago
Supertramp, "The Logical Song" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh3Kk5tZSmo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 53 minutes ago
“Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. *Click image for larger size.* Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has bee... more »

Walt Whitman, "Animals"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 53 minutes ago
*"Animals"* "I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self contain’d; I stand and look at them long and long, They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; Not one is dissatisfied — not one is demented with the mania of owning things; Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago; Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth." - Walt Whitman

Dismantling the Business Oppressive Dodd-Frank Act

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 hour ago
The new minority leader in the Senate, Democrat Chuck Schumer, has been chortling that he has the votes to prevent the repeal of the anti-business growth Dodd-Frank Act. Dodd-Frank was passed by Democrats on the heels of the Great Recession as a means of deflecting criticism from the government and its policies on home mortgages to pretend that the causes of the Great Recession were entirely or mostly due to private financial institutions. Senator Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank had been among the most vociferous advocates of the government policy of easy credit for h...more »

NASA's tricks exposed by ClimateGate emails

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 hour ago
President-elect Donald Trump says he will slash NASA's climate change budget: Donald Trump expected to slash Nasa's climate change budget in favour of sending humans back to the moon - and beyond (source) AND why shouldn't he slash NASA's budget? NASA cheats. Here is Gavin Schmidt, in a letter to Senator Malcolm Roberts on the 1940s Temperature. "You appear to hold a number of misconceptions which I am happy to clarify at this time," Dr Schmidt told Senator Roberts in letters and emails obtained by Fairfax Media. "The claim that GISS has 'removed the 1940s warmth' in the Arctic is... more »

Will Trump Screw Up Politics In Britain, France And Germany Too?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
The top 3 U.S. allies in Europe-- Britain, France and Germany-- all had significant political news over the weekend. With François Hollande's Socialist government flailing hopelessly and in terminal tatters, he hasn't even announced if he will seek a second term and many think that he's so unpopular that he'd be hard-pressed to even win renomination from his own party. The most recent polls show Marine Le Pen of the surging neo-fascist Front national making it through the April 23 first round-- along with the nominee of Les républicains (the new name for the Center-right party for... more »

A Besieged Trump Presidency Ahead

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 2 hours ago
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Donald Trump’s media summit was an ‘effing firing squad’

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 2 hours ago
ed note–in addition to the other things Trump has said making the JPTB nervous, it is his totally fearless confrontational stance with the media that has them rattled. The media serves as the iron fist in the velevt glove in browbeating/bullying/blackmailing those into submission tasked to serve Judea’s wants, desires, and demands, and when someone […]

FBI Insider: Clinton Staff Linked To Madeleine McCann Disappearance

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
According to FBI insiders, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and his brother Tony may be connected to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. According to investigators, the Podesta’s were in Praia da Luz, Portugal on May 3rd 2007 – the very same day that Maddie vanished. Victuruslibertas.com reports: From Wikileaks, we have learned that it is very likely John Podesta (Hillary’s long time friend and currently her campaign manager) and brother, Tony Podesta, are actively very involved in a child sex ring that is literally world wide. The leaked emails reveal numerous conversati... more »

Not Just Bees, Trees Are Dying Off at an Alarming Rate With Little Public Attention

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Will the human race wake up and react in time to avert a major planetary crisis? The post Not Just Bees, Trees Are Dying Off at an Alarming Rate With Little Public Attention appeared first on Waking Times.

Chet Raymo, “Salt And Nerves”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Salt And Nerves”* by “I like to think that every day offers at least one unique revelation, some one thing seen or experienced that has not been seen or experienced before, at least not in the same emotional state, in the same context, in the same slant of light. So I walk wary, as the poet Sylvia Plath says, "ignorant/ Of whatever angel may choose to flare/ Suddenly at my elbow." Nature seldom disappoints. Let me introduce you to another poet, my colleague here at the college, Anna Ross. In the particular poem I want to share she is walking with a companion and comes upon the ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Reading, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Will President Trump's Administration Spread Corruption And Start New Wars In The Middle East?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
An Isis video released through the group’s Amaq news agency reportedly shows fighters in Mosul Reuters *Patrick Cockburn, The Independent:* *Donald Trump’s dangerous team of crackpots will spread corruption and start new wars in the Middle East* *Foreign policy advisor John Bolton proposes carving out a Sunni state in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. As a recipe for deepening the conflict in the region, it could scarcely be bettered.* Isis is under pressure in Mosul and Raqqa, but it is jubilant at the election of Donald Trump. Abu Omar Khorasani, an Isis leader in Afghanistan, ... more »

Ron Paul Publishes Real List Of ‘Fake News’ Websites

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Ron Paul has published a list of the real “fake news” journalists and media organizations he says are responsible for “bogus wars” and lies during this year’s election. According to the former congressman, journalists from CNN, The Guardian, and the New York Times are far more dangerous than the alternative media journalists listed on Melissa Zimdar’s list. “This list contains the culprits who told us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and lied us into multiple bogus wars,”according to the Ron Paul Liberty Report. REVEALED: The Real Fake News List https://t.co/1CkOSe25LU pi... more »

Trump To Withdraw U.S. From TPP By Executive Order

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Donald Trump has announced plans to a withdraw the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on his first day in office, by signing an executive order. The President-Elect published a video on Monday saying that his very first job as President will be to issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the TPP, and thus void Obama’s “free-trade legacy”. Zerohedge.com reports: Trump stated that his agenda “will be based on a simple core principle, putting America first… whether it’s producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and ... more »

Donald Trump Blasts Mainstream Media Execs In Private Meeting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Donald Trump held blasted top media executives from mainstream media outlets on Monday, during a private off-the-record meeting. According to sources at the meeting Trump scolded mainstream media for unashamedly lying during the election campaign. “It was like a f–ing firing squad,” according to an insider at the meeting. “Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the insider said. Nypost.com reports: “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would b... more »

President-Elect Trump's Meeting With Execs From The Main Stream Media Today Was A 'Disaster'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*New York Post:* *Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’* Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post. “It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter. “Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said. “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they... more »

Despite Morning Joe's Cluelessness, Green Day Does America Proud! "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Was I lucky when I became the president of Reprise Records! The label had just debuted Green Day's *Dookie* and it was hurtling past gold and platinum sales. They reminded me of my favorite band, The Clash, in so many ways, not the least of which was a very genuine ideological perspective that encapsulated the ideals of the French Revolution-- *liberté, égalité, fraternité*-- and my first job was to persuade our European companies, which were ignoring the record entirely, that Green Day was for real. First stop: London. The chairman of our U.K. affiliate was condescending and ste... more »

Celebrities cry over election results, but not over war victims (VIDEO)

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 4 hours ago
*Child in the War Torn Middle East* *It is very rare that I post a link in its entirety....but this RANT from **The Duran** is so spot on that I'm going to do that. The only thing I would add is that the RANT does not only apply to celebrities. I have personally met quite a few ordinary people [aka "Sheeple"] in the past week....who have been bemoaning the defeat of Killary Clinton....these same folks have never said "boo" about the non-stop Ziofascist atrocities that have blighted humanity since 9/11.* ************************************ *Celebrities crying over election resu... more »

President-Elect Donald J.Trump speaks directly to the citizens...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*THE WAY IT SHOULD BE!!!* We don't need to rely on the dis-honest MSM. MAGA!

America is far from free trade. And getting further from it.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Free trade? America neither has it, explains Scott Lincicome in this guest post, nor suffers because of it.* ------------------------------ *“Trump has heaped scorn upon those Republicans who have worshiped at the alter of unfettered free trade.”* ~ MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, May 22, 2016 *“You know, I wouldn’t say that this free trade obsession is something that can’t get looked at in regard to making things more fair.”* ~ incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, November 14, 2016 One of the most pervasive themes of the last year is the notion that Ameri... more »

"Trump: 'We Are Banning Saudi Oil From America'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Trump: 'We Are Banning Saudi Oil From America'”* by Baxter Dmitr "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 Saudi...more »

"Will the Swamp Swallow Trump?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Will the Swamp Swallow Trump?"* by Bill Bonner "Where we left off… Mr. Trump’s triumphant, ragtag army was marching on Washington. After his victory over the forces of Hillary Clinton and the Establishment…he has turned his face towards the nation’s capital. With nothing in his way, he will seize it in a matter of weeks. *Shovels and pumps: *Mr Trump has surprised the nation twice. First, the amateur politician trounced Jeb Bush on the sand flats of Florida. Then, he outflanked Ms Clinton in the upper Midwest. Clinton was the odds-on favorite. But she fought an unimaginative batt... more »

The Cost Of Protecting President-Elect Trump In New York City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*CNN:* *Protecting Donald Trump costs New York City more than $1 million a day* Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials. And those costs won't necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House. That's because Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron expect to stay at their home at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, at least until the end of the school year. And Donald Trump has indicated he plans to return home regularly, especially while they're still here. A... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st; So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives t... more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... November 21 , 2016.....Quick hits For Monday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Asia Economic News , Markets Updates ; US Stocks Indexes Hit New Record Highs - Dow / NASDAQ & S&P ; Oil Has Strong Day As Production Freeze Meme Trotted Out Again ; Gold Up Today ; Bond Selloff Continues. 2) Japan Earthquake Near Fukushima - No Damage Reported. 3) Around The Horn for Europe - News & Data From Greece , UK , EU , France , Germany. 4) US Political Updates - Transition Related Items , Overall Political News & Views. 5) Odds & Ends - Iraq , Turkey , India , Libya , South Korea & Additional Items Of Note.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets.... Tuesday...... *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 18m 18 minutes ago Economic data due from Asia today (RBA speaker) *Punter* ‏@chigrl 6m 6 minutes ago Punter Retweeted Livesquawk [image: 👍][image: 👍] Punter added, *Livesquawk* @Livesquawk PBOC set USDCNY mid-point at 6.8779 (prev. fix 6.8985, prev close 6.8944) *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 6m 6 minutes ago BOJ official says JGB operation was successful *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 7m 7 minutes ago Data catch up - NZ migration, Japan wages *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 41m41 minutes ago Bank of Japan's Kuroda: J... more »

Quote of the Day

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*"...books are a way to make your life larger."* ~ Lynn Neary, from her article ‘One Way To Bridge The Political Divide: Read The Book That's Not For You ’ .. [Hat tip Econlib] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Can you rely on the govt in a quake?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
It’s said that it’s in times of disaster that governments come immediately to the fore, with reliable news, information, warnings … But do they? The timeline of Kaikoura's 7.8 quake and the blundering government response gives grounds for disbelieving that comforting mantra. *The nation was spared the devastation of five years ago when 185 people were killed in the Christchurch earthquake. But some consider it was more by luck this time than by good planning. Here's what happened, minute by minute, after the quake hit early Monday, with details on how officials intend to i... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (left to right), retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions have been tabbed to fill the positions of CIA director, national security adviser, and attorney general in the Donald Trump administration. *Mike Eckel, RFE*: *With CIA, National Security Adviser Choices, Trump Signals Sharp Turn In Foreign Policy* WASHINGTON -- There was never much doubt that Donald Trump would take U.S. foreign policy in a sharply different direction from the one pursued by his predecessor, President Barack Obama. His choices for two of the U.S. g... more »

Russian Scientists Create Technology To Transmute Known Elements

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russian Scientists have created a technology that would make it possible to transmute any element from the periodic table into another. Ancient Code reports: The discovery was produced by two Russian theoretical and experimental scientists who according to reports, were trying to figure out how to fuel a spacecraft using any element found in space. During the press conference, Researcher Vladislav Karabanov stated: Today, here in Geneva, we are making public a discovery and a technology which without any exaggeration could be of historic significance. The essence of this discover... more »

World News Briefs -- November 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Powerful quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee tsunami* An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the nation's northern Pacific coast. The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was centered off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles) and struck at 5:59 a.m. (2059 GMT) the agency said. A 60 cm (2 foot) tsunami had been observed at Fukushima's Onahama Port and a 90 cm (3 foot) tsunami at Soma soon after, public broadcaster... more »

Vicious Lips

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Powerful Earthquake Off Fukushima Triggers Tsunami Warning

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A tsunami alert has been issued after powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan The quake struck 67km northeast of the city of Iwaki located in the southern part of the Hamadori coastal region of Fukushima Prefecture. It struck on Tuesday morning at about 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT, Monday), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. A ten foot tsunami wave alert has been issued and residents living near the Fukushima coastline are being told to evacuate the area. The quake was downgraded to 6.9 magnitude RT reports: According to the Japan Meteorologic... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'False Teeth'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
FALSE TEETH Posted on November 21, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Nov. 21, 2016. Our mother is watching her children closely. She is shaking and moving everything. The unfeeling monsters at Standing Rock bared their teeth last night by trying to mutilate our people and our close allies. The enemy hit them with tear gas, water cannons in sub zero temperatures, pepper spray, rubber

On the Linguistic Innovations of Corbynism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Things were perhaps starting to go alright. Jeremy Corbyn's performance at Prime Minister's Questions has improved markedly, helping cut a more competent figure on Wednesday evening news bulletins. There was a good party conference. The whinging and the wrecking has mostly died away, and here was praise from Stephen Bush in his positive write up of the new behind-the-scenes operation. There's also been a move toward adroit positioning. And then this happened. And this. After taking the piss a bit on the Twitter, the inevitable question from a self-appointed Corbyn defender came:... more »

More US/Turkish/Russian/Syrian Confrontation. Via Proxies with or without Manpads?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Would the US supply PKK/YPG with ManPads also? Let's entertain that as a possibility?* *ISIS does not fly planes! So we KNOW the supply of ManPads has nothing to do with the fight against ISIS! And is intended purely to escalate the war making, against numerous participants, in the region. A declaration of war on the part of the US!* *Ansar Al Islam (Syrian "rebels") have US Approved Anti-Aircraft Missiles or Manpads *"A Syrian rebel group has paraded a cache of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, the first evidence of the weapons being supplied to opposition forces afte... more »

Inside the mind of a busybody

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: 15056290_946885528777581_6526392441701993810_n] [Cartoon by Calincaturas. Hat tip Anoop Verma‎] .. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Standing Rock Water Protectors Seriously Injured, Shot by Rubber Bullets and Projectiles

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Prepared by Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council at the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Camps By Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council Censored News Monday, November 20, 2016 3:00 pm The Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council responded to a mass casualty incident that began at 6 pm yesterday evening. Approximately 300 injuries were identified, triaged, assessed and

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
If current downsizing plans remain intact, the Army and Marine Corps will drop to their smallest combined size in almost 70 years. Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn/Army *Military Times:* *Trump's military will have more troops and more firepower — if he can find more money* President-elect Donald Trump wants a much bigger military. All he needs to do is find the money and political support to make it happen. Less than two weeks into the Republican businessman's transition from unlikely presidential candidate to unlikely commander in chief, many details of his plans for the ... more »

Special Report: Hezbollah’s Mechanized Battalion in Syria

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 8 hours ago
THE SAKER – Shock! Hezbollah Now has a Full Mechanized Battalion in Syria! World’s most powerful non-state military is no longer an infantry force only. On November 11th Hezbollah held a military parade in al-Qusayr — a Syrian town that is just across the border from the largely Shia northern Bekaa Valley and that was the scene of Hezbollah’s first major […]

The Destruction Of Christianity – Anti-Pope Francis Soon To Legitimize Abortion?

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 8 hours ago
“I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion,” Francis wrote in the letter. Francis said abortion could be forgiven unless “any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God’s forgiveness.” CONTINUE READING

Pope Francis Gives Priests’ Power To Absolve ‘Grave Sin’ Of Abortion

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Pope Francis has given all priests worldwide the power to forgive women for the ‘grave sin’ of having an abortion, saying that God’s mercy cannot be denied to those with a repentant heart. The head of the Catholic Church extended priests’ special permission to absolve the sin of abortion, making permanent a policy announced last year for the Holy Year of Mercy. USA Today reports: “I want to insist as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin because it puts an end to an innocent life,” the pope said, according to Vatican Radio. He added: “I can and I must state that there is no... more »

As Well As A Kakistocracy, Is The U.S. Now Officially A Kleptocracy As Well? (And NY's Shadiest Address)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The whole notion of Trump and "ethics" just doesn't mix. In his word, ethical concerns are for suckers and ethical codes are part of the hated and derided political correctness he and his supporters so detest. On some level, though, the *NY Times* and "polite society" are sitll looking at him through a prism of normalcy. Over the weekend, there was a lot of discussion of Trump's obvious conflicts of interest. Eric Lipton took a stab at it in a report about how Trump took time out of vetting potential cabinet appointees to meet with some Indian business partners. Trumpanzee, he wro... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraq lauds progress on Mosul, expects Trump to continue support* Iraq's foreign minister said on Monday that the fight to wrest back control of Mosul from Islamic State was making progress, citing what he called better-than-expected cohesion within Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari said it was difficult to predict how long the battle would take, but more than 1,000 Islamic State fighters had been killed, 650 had been taken prisoner, and about one-third of the area had been freed. "Those are very good signs for the positive results of ... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- November 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN*:* Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege - UN* The number of people living under siege in Syria has doubled this year to almost one million, the UN says. Emergency Relief Co-ordinator Stephen O'Brien said the figure had jumped from 486,700 to 974,080 in six months. People were being "isolated, starved, bombed and denied medical attention and humanitarian assistance in order to force them to submit or flee", he said. Mr O'Brien noted that the "deliberate tactic of cruelty" was mostly employed by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. *Read more* .... *Syrian Wa... more »

Energy 83, The PEMC-NGCP Electricity Summit 2016, low ESSPs last October and high FIT-All next year

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 9 hours ago
The annual Electricity Summit jointly organized by the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will be held next week in Davao City, the home of President Duterte. PEMC is the market operator, the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) while NGCP is the system operator. I attended theElectricity Summit 2015 held at the Crowne Plaza in Ortigas. Compared to most conferences that I attend, it was an odd or weird one. The organizers and speakers are the energy regulators (DOE, ERC), market operator and system operato... more »

Sorry, researchers: That Thomson Reuters “highly cited” designation you received is probably wrong

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
Elation, then disappointment. That was the emotional sequence for some significant number of researchers around the world on Friday. In the space of several hours, they received word that they were among the scientific 1% — the most cited researchers on the planet — then learned that…well, they actually weren’t. Here’s the letter — subject line, […] The post Sorry, researchers: That Thomson Reuters “highly cited” designation you received is probably wrong appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Easter bunny rejects colored eggs!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016Press corps assails "fake news:" * The press corps has suddenly declared jihad against the scourge of "fake news." We're sorry, but what a joke! The Easter bunny invented colored eggs. In a similar way, the mainstream press corps invented the culture of fake news. Fake news didn't get its start in the past few months. We've been deeply sunk in the culture of fake news for a very long time now. We started this site *in 1998* because of all the fake news. The mainstream press was already a leading purveyor/enabler of same. When Jerry Falwell peddled the ta... more »

More Police Violence at Standing Rock – Is This Real News or Fake News?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - In the coming wave of censorship, will stories like Standing Rock be omitted? The post More Police Violence at Standing Rock – Is This Real News or Fake News? appeared first on Waking Times.

Hillary Still Drunk

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
She only has George Thoruagod as an advisor now

Mosul Campaign Day Thirty-Five, Nov 20, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
More news came out on the advances in Mosul from November 19. Moalimin, Bakr and Aden were declared freedfor the second and third times respectively, while Muharabeenand Ulama were attacked. On November 20 Akhaa, for the second time, and Khazir were liberated, while Bakr, Zahabiya, Qadisiyah, Tahrir and Wala were being swept for IEDs. There was still fighting going on in Intisar, which was first freed on November 1, and Aden that was called liberated the day before, and Qahira and Zuhur were also attacked. Almost all of the areas that the Iraqi forces (ISF) have entered remain co... more »

Iceland’s Sea Ice Years Adjusted Away

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood One further thing to add to Tony Heller’s post about the Icelandic temperature adjustments. In January 2012, Trausti Jonsson emailed this to me: In 1965 there was a real and very sudden climatic change in Iceland (deterioration). It was larger in the north than in the south and affected […]

Icelandic Met Office Sells Out To Gavin

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Reposted from Tony Heller at Real Science: This is a huge story. We are closing the noose on NASA climate fraud. The Canberra Times has an article today attacking Senator Roberts over a letter he sent questioning the adjustments NASA (i.e. GHCN) has made in Iceland. Senator Roberts asked […]

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates November 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*:* Fears grow in east Aleppo as government forces close in* *Humanitarian situation turns from "terrible to terrifying", UN says, with 100,000 children trapped in urban fighting.* Syrian government forces and allied fighters advanced further into rebel-held Aleppo on Monday, pressing an offensive in defiance of international concern for the fate of the city and its beleaguered civilians. "At least 36 people were killed in Monday's bombing," rescue worker Ibrahim Abu Leith told Al Jazeera. "These are the most violent attacks we've seen in five years." The recapture of... more »

Gifts for Kids to Inspire Creativity and Play

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
As the years go by, I am more and more inclined to shut the TV off, put away the video games and encourage my kids to dress up and play make believe. Some of our best memories have come from creative play and this year, I have complied our absolute favorite items for our kids that inspire that kind of play. So if you are looking for something different and fun this year, this is your guide. Little Adventures Dress Ups Finally a dress up designed with actual kids in mind. Unlike the Halloween costumes you buy at the store, these don't come unraveled at the seams. They are sturdy ... more »

July 21: A bad, bad day.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
A reader sent the following item to me - and depressed the hell out of me. - Because I think what it say is true. It doesn't mean that Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice. It means there was no choice. The U.S. election of Trump is simply the last step in a development in the U.S. that has been going on since 1776. http://thesaker.is/will-donald-trump-be-the-united-states-last-elected-president/ With Bush and Obama, the U.S. has had two disastrous presidents in a row. Now, this is the last step to rule by an aristocracy of corporate bosses. Like the old aristocracy of Eur... more »

Who is Milo Yiannopolous?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
[image: _AltRight] Who is Milo Yiannopolous? And why does he matter? If you don’t know who Milo Yiannopolous is, maybe because you don’t hang out in those fetid swamps, then don’t worry. You don’t need to. Milo Yiannopolous is simply a highly able alt-right troll; Monica Beth has his whole guerrilla-marketing schtick nailed: *These Milo Yiannapoulos article titles are hilarious. (Sample: "Send women back to the kitchen and take away their education and birth control.") I haven’t read them, but the collective prog freakout over them is exactly what is intended. People ca... more »

Rivals Blame Each Other For The Collapse of The Yemen Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Saudi-led forces say broken Yemen truce will not be renewed* A two-day ceasefire after nearly two years of war in Yemen expired at midday (0900 GMT) on Monday would not be renewed, a spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition told al-Arabiya TV, with each side blaming the other for violations. The 48-hour truce, announced unilaterally by the Saudi coalition on Friday, failed to halt fighting across the country between the Iran-aligned Houthis and Saudi-led forces. Gulf Arab states led by Saudi Arabia launched a military offensive on the side of exiled President Abd-... more »

Are America’s Military Alliances Under A President Trump In Jeopardy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Benjamin Schreer, Real Clear Defense/The Strategist*: *The Coming Crisis of America’s Military Alliances* As Philippe Legrain pointed out in The Strategist last week, the election of Donald Trump as the next US president threatens to further undermine the liberal international order. Thus far, US military alliances in Asia and Europe have been a cornerstone of this structure. There’s a good... more »

Russia To Deploy Iskander Missiles In Kaliningrad To Counter U.S. Missile Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Tactical short-range ballistic missile systems Iskander-M © Sergey Orlov / Sputnik *RT:** Russia to deploy Iskander rockets in Kaliningrad exclave over US cruise missile threat* Responding to the threat posed by US cruise missiles, which could be launched from sites in Eastern Europe, Russia will be forced to deploy its own ballistic missiles in its westernmost region, the head of the Russian Senate Defense Committee warned. “One of the reasons why Russia opposed the deployment of the American ABM [anti-ballistic missile] system in Europe was the concern that this infrastructure ... more »

Cast links arms, hands gift to Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016Everyone knows this but Us:* At one time, the assignment would have fallen to one of the nation's politically tone-deaf comedians. During Campaign 2000, it was Larry David, joking at a Gore fund-raiser about Candidate Bush's "personal relationship with Jesus." Candidate Cheney brought it up in the vice presidential debate. Trust us—he knew what he was doing. Four years later, it was Whoopi Goldberg. Deborah Orin tattled in the New York Post. But then, so did everyone else: ORIN (7/9/04): *Whoopi Goldberg delivered an X-rated rant full of sexual innuendo... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago

Why Israel isn’t shocked by anti-Semites in White House

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 11 hours ago
YNET – OP-ED: A world view which supports white supremacy matches our government’s interests. If Trump’s people are more disgusted by Arabs than they are by Jews (the liberals, the Wall Street people, journalists from the East Coast, lovers of black people, Hillary Clinton’s friends), we have struck quite a good deal. Trump and his friends see […]

High Court freezes nomination of IDF chief rabbi over ‘rape of Gentile women during war’ comments

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 11 hours ago
Responding to petition by Meretz MKs, court demands Col. Eyal Karim clarify his stance before assuming the post ed note–2 things worth noting here– 1. The only, we repeat–ONLY reason that there is ‘consternation’ concerning his appointment is because the ‘good Rabbi’s’ comments are known to the public and therefore Israel MUST play the ‘civilized’ […]

Bannon a no-show at ZOA gala as protesters gather outside

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 11 hours ago
Trump’s chief strategist skips annual event, where he was scheduled to speak; demonstrators urge president-elect to fire him ed note–but, but, but…Bannon’s a ZY-NIST. He LOVES Israel, and since Trump is OWNED BY THE JEWS, as many ‘experts’ in this movement claim, how can such a scathing, scandalous, disrespectful dismissal have taken place, if indeed, […]

Netanyahu tells ministers not to talk to Trump’s people

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 11 hours ago
Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman has sent a letter to ministers instructing them not to make any contact with the nascent Trump administration, the Walla news website reports. ed note–again, as in the story involving Netanyahu declining to visit Trump prior to the inauguration, the question that must be asked is–WHY? Netanyahu knows he is dealing […]

Hillary Clinton sounded more interventionist than Donald Trump – but the Middle East crises Trump inherits could suck him in

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 11 hours ago
One of Clinton’s senior advisers openly proposed giving less priority to the assault on Isis and more to getting rid of Assad. A force of pro-US militant moderates was to be raised that would fight and defeat both Isis and Assad. Probably this fantasy would never have come to pass, but the fact that it […]

Clinton’s lead in popular vote continues to widen

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 11 hours ago
As some call for end to Electoral College, former Democratic nominee’s margin grows to more than 1.7 million votes ed note–this story, appearing on a major Israeli website almost 2 weeks after the election, should be cause enough for everyone to assume that there is monkey business afoot and that, just as we have said […]

Looking at Trump’s ‘Alt-Right’ Through the Lens of Jewish History

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 11 hours ago
ed note–again (not that it will do any good with those who have already made up their minds on the issue, despite what common sense tells them) the Jews as a group do not like Trump, do not trust him and are out to be a thorn in his side and a stone in his […]

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
As things will probably be fairly quiet here for a day or two (sorry), here's an Open Thread.... I see Collins Dictionary has announced its ten words and phrases of the year, including 'snowflake generation', 'sharenting' and 'Trumpism'. 'Sharenting', if you were wondering, is defined as "the habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children". My favourite definition, however, is this one: *Brexit* (ˈbrɛɡzɪt) *n.* Brexit.

Trump and the myth of Horatio not the Miami Vice Detective

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Well well well what we have here is a place everyone is above average income! America is sold on the myth of Horatio Alger. It is the black kid from the ghetto making a billion dollars in the NBA and for white folks the stock market, or inventing sham wow. You cant change this attitude without total humiliation, aka the great depression. FDR was a relief valve that preserved everything to come around again. I believe as Marx said Capitalism will destroy itself and that's a pity. Because capitalism is needed to make socialism work and that is an understanding of human nature and reli... more »

Police Use Water Cannon On Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Police used tear gas, rubber bullets, mace, and water cannon against demonstrators protesting the North Dakota Access pipeline. Activists at the scene say that police had used water jets in sub-freezing temperatures and fired rubber bullets reportedly targeting demonstrators’ heads and legs. More than 167 demonstrators have been injured, according to a medic on site, as cited by Indigenous Rising Media. Seven people have been hospitalized for severe head injuries and hypothermia. Three of those injured were reportedly elders of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Pepper sprayed, tear g... more »

Russian President Putin: 'U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump Confirmed To Him He Was Willing To Mend Ties'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russian President Putin says Trump confirmed willing to mend ties* Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump confirmed to him he was willing to mend ties, though he also said he would welcome President Barack Obama in Russia. "The President-elect confirmed he is willing to normalize Russian-American relations. I told him the same. We did not discuss where and when we would meet". Putin also told a news conference in Lima after the APEC summit that Russia is ready to freeze oil output at current levels. Putin said he thanked Oba... more »

On advocacy, activism and political science

Maryam Z. Deloffre at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
What is the role of political science and political scientists during contentious social and political moments? This question seems foremost in the minds of many political scientists (read Jeffrey Issac and Jennifer Victor). Political scientists are uniquely positioned to understand the institutions of government, processes of democratic consolidation and decline, and the power and influence […]

Africa is getting richer, thanks to capitalism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
*Like everyone else, Africans want wealth – but haven’t always valued the culture and institutions that produce it. That is changing, says Marian Tupy in this guest post; small steps to be sure, but Africa is beginning to embrace the values of reason, individualism and capitalism just as parts of the west are discarding them.* Sub-Saharan Africa consists of 46 countries and covers an area of 9.4 million square miles. One out of seven people on earth live in Africa, and the continent’s share of the world’s population is bound to increase because Africa’s fertility rate remains h... more »

Get off my lawn Diversity

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Dont get me wrong I love diversity. I hate the same strip malls and malls of every kind that are ubiquitous around the planet with the same voice and same brand and no one upstairs really gives a damm except for the universal glue of currency and Luce. No other place, no other nation has embraced diversity like Canada and we are all the wiser and much better. More flexible, more able to withstand body blows from one direction and making all kinds of beautiful music together for the most part. I just think CityTV went to far to be diverse when a women with a hi jab is now spewin... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

A New Bendable Metal For British Tanks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Aerospace and defence firm BAE Systems is using a bendable titanium alloy made from the same type of material used in flexible glasses, which enables the vehicle's suspension to return to its normal form after impact *Daily Mail:* *BAE is building explosion-proof military tanks that 'bounce back' into shape - inspired by ironclad BEETLES * * The alloy is made from the same type of material used in flexible glasses * It enables the vehicle's suspension to return to its shape after a blast * The memory metal alloy was first developed in the 1960s * It was inspired by the hard shells a... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Update On Situation In Syria, And More US/UN Audacity!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I have again been watching the situation as it has unfolded over the last few days in regard to the war in Syria... And the REAL news reports, without the bullshit coming from the Jew spew media outlets, show that the Syrian government forces along with their Russian and Arab allies have been making some gains, finally, against the fraud US bought and paid for mercenaries still holed up in eastern Aleppo city..... The fight for Aleppo has been slow and tedious, but the final victory for the good guys is indeed at hand... First, I want to present the link to the updated summary on th... more »

"Hillary Clinton 'Nervous Breakdown', With No Options Left Now But to Run"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Hillary Clinton 'Nervous Breakdown',* * With No Options Left Now But to Run"* by Sir Kastic "If Trump's Attorney General (Jeff Sessions) decides to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton; It's not mysogynism, vengeance or hate on Trump's part, it's because there is sufficient prima facie evidence (at very least) that Hillary is culpable on many fronts. Anyone paying the LEAST attention to facts knows this. Trump is successful, in part, because he chooses his people well and delegates to them- any successful person will confirm this as the way to do things properly. If you haven't... more »

Syria: White Helmets Caught in Mannequin Challenge-Mess Up

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
*November 22, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The US-European funded "Syrian Civil Defence" also known as the "White Helmets," have been incrementally exposed as perhaps one of the most extensive and elaborate deceptions in modern war propaganda. Posing as both "rescuers" of civilians trapped in alleged Syrian and Russian airstrikes, and "monitors" reporting alleged "atrocities" carried out against armed militants fighting the Syrian government, evidence has mounted that they are in fact accomplices with militant groups including listed terrorist organizations, as well as propagandis... more »

Don’t Expect Trump To Keep All His Campaign Promises: Kissinger

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
After meeting with the President elect last week to discuss foreign policy, Henry Kissinger said we should not expect Donald Trump to give his voters exactly what he promised during his election campaign. In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, aired on Sunday, the former secretary of state also said he believes something good may come out of a Trump presidency. Kurt Nimmo reports: Elder statesman, Rockefeller confidant, and master war criminal Henry Kissinger told the globalist Fareed Zakaria voters are not going to get what was advertised with Donald Trump. “One should not ins... more »

Liberals behaving badly and ...and INSTANT POT SALE AT AMAZON!!

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*because that's what they do best.* *(scroll down for Instant Pot sale link) * I don't plan on spending too much time on the cast of Hamilton being boorish and stupid because, in the big scheme of things, they are irrelevant. They're a bunch of nobodies, singing (poorly) music of no note (is that a pun?), and displaying overt racism. This band of mostly black "actors" rely on white people of money to fund their crappy play. It will never stand up to a comparison with Cats or Phantom of the Opera. And then we have Gigi Hadid, daughter of Islamic Jordanian multi-millionaire Moha... more »

President Obama Warns That He May Criticise Donald Trump When He Assumes The Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Politico*: *Obama says he may take on Trump* *The president refuses to say he’d hold to the tradition of avoiding public comment or political attacks on the successor.* President Barack Obama on Sunday started mapping out his vision of Democrats’ path back—and all but pledged to be part of it himself. In his fourth press conference in a week of sounding out to Americans and world leaders what he thinks they should think about President-elect Donald Trump, Obama urged congressional Democrats not to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) model of lockstep resistanc... more »

Donald Trump: "My 100-Day Action Plan"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Watch the first 2:45 of this clip to see a primary reason Establishment Democrats lost to Donald Trump. Remember as you read on — it didn't have to be this way.* *by Gaius Publius* What we're about to get from the incoming Trump administration is revealed in this two-page PDF released by the campaign in October before the election. I've pasted images of the document below. I recommend reading it through in full. Just brief comments here; I'll say more about some of its points in days to come. Click to open each page in a separate window at full size. Here's page one: Of the "*S... more »

AIM West LIVE Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. During a panel discussion on mascots and racism, Hernry Guzman Villalobos spoke on organizing against Trump. "The KKK is in the White House," he told the AIM West Conference. Wounded Knee spoke out for the water protectors, and offered prayers for the people. http://original.livestream.com/earthcycles By Brenda Norrell Censored News SAN FRANCISCO -- AIM West coordinator Tony

Water Protectors Attacked at Barricade

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
WATER PROTECTORS ATTACKED AT BARRICADE By Indigenous Environmnetal NetworkContact: Jade Begay, jade@350.orgCensored NewsCannon Ball - On November 20th at approximately 6PM CST over 100 Water Protectors from the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone Camps mobilized to a nearby bridge to remove a barricade that was built by the Morton County Sheriff's Department and the State of North Dakota.

"Dear Blacks, Latinos & Gays" - some perspective on Donald Trump's Presidential Election victory

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/IWh4a98Fwlc Facts you won't hear on the vile BBC.

Arctic Sea Ice Update

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php Along with the brouhaha about warm weather in the Arctic, there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth about Arctic sea ice extent, which is just below 2012 levels at the moment. Naturally it is easy to conflate the two, but it is not as simple as that. […]

Nature Cell Biology retracts hotly debated cancer paper

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Last week, we learned a 2016 paper heavily discussed on PubPeer might be retracted — today, we learned that Nature Cell Biology has indeed pulled the paper, citing inappropriate image modifications. As we reported last week, a comment on PubPeer flagged as coming from an author said they had requested a retraction. A representative of National […] The post Nature Cell Biology retracts hotly debated cancer paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Reaching More Students in Visakhapatnam

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
We are still in Visakhapatnam and today spoke in three schools. Dave Webb (UK), Will Griffin (VFP) and I were taken first to a government college where youth from the poor and working classes attend. More than 100 students heard our talks there. After that we were taken to a private school where you could see the difference in educational opportunities for the children of parents of higher income. Again more than 100 students listened to each of us speak. I asked for a show of hands of those who were familiar with the Star Wars movies and every hand went up into the air. Then... more »

THOSE NARROW MARGINS: Trump's victory margin continues to grow!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016Part 2—Millions of "wasted votes:"* Donald J. Trump's victory margin has only continued to grow. As of Saturday morning, with votes still being counted, Trump was ahead in the popular vote by minus 1.26 million. At least, that's what it said at the Washington Post; see Part 1 in this award-winning series. The Post has maintained a running account of "Live Results" from the November 8 election. Yesterday morning, on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd updated those results from the day before: TODD (11/20/16): And we are back. It's data download time. [...] *Our... more »

WPTPN: The All-Too-Plausible Path to the Next Major War

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
This World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) guest post is written by Phil Arena, a Lecturer at the University of Essex. He has previously held positions at the University of Rochester and the University at Buffalo. His primary interests are interstate conflict and the links between domestic and international politics. His research has […]

“Pizzagate: DNC Pedophile Ring Exposed by Podesta's Emails”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Pizzagate: DNC Pedophile Ring Exposed by Podesta's Emails”* by Carl Herman “32-minute evidence video: Pizzagate = .01% pedophilia, satanism. This, with lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, bankster-looting, constant lying annually kills millions, harms billions, loots trillions. Demanding .01% arrests yet, or need more evil? I’m asking: and YOUR choice is…? Titus Frost’s powerful 32-minute walkthrough of .01% pedophilia evidence: *Strong language alert!* I recommend this article: "PIZZAGATE: The Scandal That Will Take Down the Clintons, the Democratic Party and the U.S. Federal... more »

Snow Mexican Diary Day 5ish

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Not HotAmerican Klepocracy is the theme of the day. Trumpster is a trickster for sure. He is looking like maintaining the good old status quo Trumps everything. His cabinets picks so far are short of the Zombie Apocalypse but a department of Justice with Sessions at the head means war. Scores will be settled and lawsuits will rain down like people ripped off seeking justice. On the war front a pair of hawks. However I remain optimistic they have their eyes on the prize. The prize being judicious use of US hard power applied prudently. Remember it was Obama who has the US still figh... more »

What Happens When The Feds Decide To Enforce Marijuana Laws? Preparing For The Trumpocalypse Part II

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 14 hours ago
While four more states legalized marijuana for recreational use and four passed medical marijuana laws, meaning a majority of states now have some form of legal marijuana, it looks like the Trump administration may step up enforcement on the federal level. What does this mean for workers who need marijuana for disabilities? Nothing good. So far, seven states have passed laws banning discrimination against medical marijuana users in the workplace. However, states that have laws prohibiting discrimination against employees for engaging in legal off duty activities have pretty much uni... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Stuck in meetings this morning. Blogging will return at 13:00 EST

Deliberately misinforming humour

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
I came across a joke on Facebook the other day that went something like this: An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irish man went into a bar but the Engliahman wanted to leave so they all had to. Some thoughts struck me re this Brexit related joke: a) what about the Wesh man? Is he excluded because Wales voted for Brexit? b) The Irish man was in fact Northern Irish, don't facts matter any more? c) The UK is not made up of four equally sized countries: England comprises approximately 83.9% of the total UK population Scotland comprises approximately 8.4% of the total UK population Wales c... more »

Ansar Al Islam (Syrian "rebels") have US Approved Anti-Aircraft Missiles or Manpads

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Link and Link *"A Syrian rebel group has paraded a cache of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, the first evidence of the weapons being supplied to opposition forces after an expected relaxing of US restrictions.* *Members of the Ansar al-Islam Front were shown in a video posted on 20 November testing SA-7 Strela-2 missiles"* The first fighter in the video can be heard saying: *"We, in Ansar al-Islam Front, have distributed several points of air defence to counter any attempt by the Syrian warplanes or helicopters which bombs points in Quneitra province. We have good numbe... more »

Ansar Al Islam (Syrian "rebels") have US Anti-Aircraft Missiles or Manpads

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Link and Link *"A Syrian rebel group has paraded a cache of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, the first evidence of the weapons being supplied to opposition forces after an expected relaxing of US restrictions.* *Members of the Ansar al-Islam Front were shown in a video posted on 20 November testing SA-7 Strela-2 missiles"* The first fighter in the video can be heard saying: *"We, in Ansar al-Islam Front, have distributed several points of air defence to counter any attempt by the Syrian warplanes or helicopters which bombs points in Quneitra province. We have good nu... more »

Oops — Springer journals retract three articles published by accident

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Journals published by Springer have retracted three articles in different disciplines, noting in all instances the articles were published by mistake. A Springer spokesperson told us all three papers were pulled as a result of “human error.” In two instances, the notices say the editors-in-chief never meant to accept the papers, since the recommendation was […] The post Oops — Springer journals retract three articles published by accident appeared first on Retraction Watch.

What Was the Real Reason for John F. Kennedy’s Assassination?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Was JFK killed for trying to gain access to classified info on UFOs, ETs and aliens? The post What Was the Real Reason for John F. Kennedy’s Assassination? appeared first on Waking Times.

A $250 Solution That Fixed A Stealth Problem For The F-22 Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Photo:* Senior Airman Samuel Privett, a 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, stands at parade rest in front of an F-22 Raptor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 4, 2016.US Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz *Business Insider*: *US Air Force mechanics fix a major issue with a $140 million F-22 for $250* An F-22, the single most expensive fighter jet in the world, at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida suffered from an unusual and dangerous problem — compromised stealth. To enemy radars the F-22 doesn't look like it's 62 feet long and 44 feet across, it lo... more »

Changes To This Blog... Some Not By Choice

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
As readers have noticed, there have been a few "changes" to the layout of this blog.... I was tinkering around with the design of this blog's layout over the weekend, and somehow my settings all got screwed up (probably my own fault...)and I was unable to restore the settings to my previous images and formatting... I was finally able to restore much of my material after further tinkering, and my apologies to everyone that usually comes here and expects to see what they have seen for years now.. My apologies to everyone if they find this blog visually not to their liking.... I will... more »

‘Breakthrough’ At Midnight: UN Climate Talks Agree To Delay Paris Rules Until 2018 (As Expected)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From GWPF: Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years in a new sign of international support for a pact opposed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. At the end of two-week talks […]

Donald Trump expected to slash Nasa’s climate change budget in favour of sending humans back to the moon – and beyond

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/20/donald-trump-expected-to-slash-nasas-climate-change-budget-in-fa/ Time to drain the swamp and sack the crooks! From the Telegraph: US President-elect Donald Trump is set to slash Nasa’s budget for monitoring climate change and instead set a goal of sending humans to the edge of the solar system by the end of the century, and […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*Trump team strongly considering Romney for secretary of state, and retired USMC general Mattis for defense secretary Thousands of dead fish suddenly showed up in a New York canal Countries around the world are pouring billions of dollars into France's revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor Duterte Meets Putin, Lashes Out At Western "Hypocrisy", While "Fed-up" Turkey Wants To Join Shanghai Bloc Oil Company Announces Installation of Solar Panels at 5,000 Gas Stations Italy's Government On Verge Of Collapse: Next Trumpian Domino To Fall? Ron Paul Reveals "The Real Fake Med... more »

A Tall Order

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
It's tempting, after Donald Trump's election, to think magically. If you're an evangelical, why worry about climate change if you're convinced that The Rapture is just around the corner? And, if you're a desperate coal miner or steel worker, why not think magically when Trump promises that he'll bring your jobs back? But bringing those jobs back won't be as easy as settling a $25 million suit against Trump University. And Trump's opponents are making a mistake if they, too, begin to think magically. Chris Hedges writes that Trump's opposition must focus on economic justice: We c... more »

Trump Victory May Open Floodgates For Illegal Settlement Boom

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Israel is looking forward to the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States as it may allow resumption of illegal settlement building in East Jerusalem. Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election may spark a building boom in East Jerusalem as Israeli authorities consider starting a wave of illegal settlement construction that was frozen under President Obama. Sputnik reports: The Jerusalem municipality is poised to authorize the creation of thousands of new housing units in territories considered under international law to have been illegally o... more »

Clinton’s Lead Exceeds 1.5 M In Popular Vote Count

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
As ballots continue to be counted in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton continues to widen the gap in terms of the popular vote. As of now she has received over 1.5 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump nationwide. Trump won the election in a spectacular fashion, but his presidency will be marred by the fact that it is the biggest loss for a winning candidate in terms of the popular vote. Hillary Clinton has by far the biggest popular victory in terms of numbers for a candidate who was defeated. Middle East Eye reports: By Friday afternoon, Clinton had ... more »

Britain's Royal Navy is Now At A Historic Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*BBC*: *Royal Navy 'woefully low' on warships* Britain's defences are at risk amid uncertainty over plans to replace the "woefully low" number of Royal Navy warships, MPs have warned. The Royal Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers, but a Defence Select Committee report says that number could fall unless there is a clear timetable set out for replacing older vessels. It says the UK could "lack the maritime strength" to meet potential threats. But the Ministry of Defence says it is investing billions in the Navy's fleet. The committee's report examines the MoD's plans to modernise t... more »

Donations To The Clinton Foundation Have Dropped Significantly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Former President Bill Clinton (L) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) watch their daughter and Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton. (Reuters/Samantha Sais) / Reuters *New York Post*: *Donations to Clinton Foundation fell by 37 percent* Donations to the Clinton Foundation nose-dived last year amid Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, pay-to-play allegations, internal strife and a black mark from a charity watchdog. Contributions fell by 37 percent to $108 million, down from $172 million in 2014, according to the group’s latest tax filings. The cash plu... more »

Yeah, Pelosi's Got To Be Replaced-- But It Should Be By Someone Better Than Her... And Better Than Tim Ryan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Given: Nancy Pelosi needs to be replaced as House Democratic Leader. In any Parliamentary democracy she would have been replaced within days of the 2010 electoral catastrophe she oversaw. The premise for keeping her-- especially inside her own circle of supporters-- has always been that Hoyer, a creature of K Street, is far worse. And he is. Pelosi will be 77 in March. Three months later Hoyer will turn 78. And the #3 ranking Democratic Leader, Jim Clyburn, turns 77 the month after that. I guess they could save money and have a joint birthday party-- and then all announce they muc... more »

Whitewraithe Video Rant For Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
Whitewraithe is back.... I for one have missed her during her absence.... As I stated in yesterday's rant, I did finally communicate with her just a few days ago, and it was so good to finally hear from her.... As I stated, her absence was a combination of an ongoing illness and from suffering from depression... It was good to have her break her silence.... As a favor for Whitewraithe, I want to present her new "Video Rant" that she put out just the other day for everyone to see for themselves..... I have it here, and my own thoughts and comments to follow: NTS Notes: She calls t... more »


Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 16 hours ago
The Facts about Wind Power are more Awkward than Obama will admit

Melania and Barron Trump Will Not Move To The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Melania and Barron Trump will NOT move to the White House so 10-year-old can finish the fourth grade at $46k prep school in New York* * Melania and Barron will stay at penthouse apartment in Trump Tower * Barron had a difficult time during Donald Trump's campaign, and Melania is choosing to stay put so he can finish out the school year, sources said * Barron attends Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, with famous alumni including Sarah Michelle Geller and Herman Meville * Melania will travel to DC when necessary, and Trump himself is reportedly considering spending... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Airmen conduct preflight checks at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 10, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 509th and 131st Maintenance Groups, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks

Travelers from Alien Lands

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Travelers from Alien Lands* By Scott Corrales (c) 2016 October, 1973. An anonymous jack-of-all-trades in the Chilean city of Viña del Mar felt the sudden urge to look in on his repair shop at a quarter to one in the morning. A series of robberies had taken place in recent days -- the confusing and dangerous times shortly after the Pinochet coup d’état --and the man felt the paltry tools with which he eked out an existence could be taken from him. Walking in the darkness down the street, he was confronted with an unexpected and uncanny sight: an object he described a long, dark th... more »

Queen To Invite Trump To Britain For State Visit

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The Queen is set to invite Donald Trump to Windsor Castle as part of a Government strategy to foster closer ties with the President-elect. Plans for Mr Trump’s official state visit in the summer of 2017 are being drawn up at the highest levels in Whitehall. The Queen’s invitation is reportedly seen by Whitehall as a “secret weapon” to boost the “special relationship” between London and Washington….. as well as an attempt to disrupt UKIP’s ties with the new president. RT reports: Preparations are underway to give the US President-elect the red-carpet treatment during his visit to Lo... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 17 hours ago


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*UK: Students were wrong about tuition fees, but that won't stop them going on another pointless march* Dogs bark, cats meow and students go on protests. They just can't get enough of stomping the streets in order to demonstrate their disapproval of whatever Tory ministers have done. At least it gets them out of the house. Today marks their latest foray outdoors as thousands are set to march on Westminster. They haven't settled on any reason for this demonstration, but that's not for a lack of causes. They are seemingly spoiled for choice, as they are marching against a variety of... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*7 Ways Climate Change Is Impacting Your Life Right Now (Even If You Haven't Noticed Them)* *Just the first part below of an intellectually impoverished article by BECCA SCHUH, a materially impoverished artist. Why are so many artists these days Leftist lamebrains? Is it because most artists have to be lamebrains to do what they do? Some pretty strange things pass as art these daysShe references below the increasing frequency of hurricanes and storms but offers no statistics to back up her assertion that they are increasing. Official statistics show that the frequency o... more »

Science's Dark Ages.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 18 hours ago
Looking at and researching The Dark Ages, we find the period between about 500 and 1000, which was marked by frequent warfare and a virtual disappearance of urban life. I truly wonder what history will remember the current day times as. Scientists, pushing the false CO2 pollution as science; scientists not recognising that vital-to-life CO2 was greening the planet whilst they were demonising the same carbon dioxide as carbon pollution. We looked back to the dark ages. Yet, we are now in the dark ages.

Rose Pauson House, by Frank Lloyd Wright

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 18 hours ago
[image: 25387325729_52a70715a9_b_d] One of my personal favourites designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is the delightful little desert house he designed for Rose Pauson that was sadly destroyed by fire not long after its creation. It does make a beautiful ruin, but a tech whiz at the Hooked on the Past blog has reproduced it virtually with the aid of AutoCAD and a bit of trickery. What you see here is not reality, but his rendering: [image: 31023493745_e2525898df_b_d] Wonderful! Head here to see it all, including the story of the virtual creation. [image: 25387324909_6d3a57e565_b_d... more »

China Still Not Getting It

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Traditional washing stones, in use...* A delegation from China is arriving Monday and will visit only to Blue counties and ignored Green ones.... (Taiwan News) The delegation, authorized by the Chinese government, came after the chiefs of the eight “blue” Taiwanese counties and cities visited China in September. According to media reports, the delegation plans to spend eight days and seven nights to complete the tour, viewing agricultural products and specialties of these selected areas and paving the way for a planned promotional tour organized by the KMT-ruled counties and citie... more »

Franz Joseph I: 100th anniversary of death

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
First, a physics anniversary. Abdus Salam – see a TRF biography – died exactly 20 years ago, i.e. exactly 80 years after Franz Joseph I. He remains the only Muslim Nobel prize winner in physics (there are 2 in chemistry, 2 in literature, and 7 in peace). He's done a lot for the Pakistani physical sciences, his nation's pride, for the Standard Model but also co-fathered the Pati-Salam grand-non-unified models later. He's been a great scholar – even when it came to the English and Urdu literature. I think that he's also a proof that already in the mid 20th century, ingenious folks fro... more »

Good News for the Realists: Bad News for the Deluded.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 19 hours ago
Just a few of the Latest Reports. Study: UHI in Hong Kong accounts for most ‘warming’ since 1970 From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES *How much warmer has Hong Kong’s urban area become during the past 4 decades?* *Characterising the urban temperature trend using seasonal unit root analysis: Hong Kong from 1970 to 2015* Scientists from Macao Polytechnic Institute are pioneers in exploring urban temperature in Hong Kong using seasonal econometric models. In particular, the characterization of the urban temperature trend was investigated using a season... more »

Liberal white Social Justice Warriors vs the truth about black voters

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

Stereotypes are exposed for all to view

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
Stereotypes are exposed for all to view by ÉirePort Stereotypes are exposed for all to view. Desecration of all BEings ends. Energetic complements clarify the missions. Fortifications are collapsed. ÉirePort | November 21, 2016 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-AM - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Is India Moving Towards Implementation of 5-point ArthaKranti Proposal?

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 21 hours ago
Anil Bokil, the leader of a Pune based economic think-tank called ArthaKranti, claims to have advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. According to media reports, in 2013 Bokil and few other members of the ArthaKranti had a two-hour long meeting with Modi, who was then serving as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The ArthaKranti team gave a detailed presentation to Modi on how the country’s financial system could be cleaned up, and made more transparent and corruption-free. Bokil also met Modi in 2014, 2015, and even this year when Modi is... more »

Congressman Mike Pompeo raises a question to Hillary Clinton at the Benghazi hearing that I missed at the time

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Congressman Mike Pompeo raises a question to Hillary Clinton at the Benghazi hearing that I missed at the time. It's footage like this that makes so many people so happy that Hillary Clinton didn't win the US Presidential Election.

EM drive: a new wave of hype

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
"EM drive" is one of the names for the physically impossible gadgets that violate the third Newton's law. They're able to move without pushing anything else in the opposite direction which is why they can't exist. People who don't understand basic physics are obsessed with such a gadget. The meme has been around for a long time. On this blog, I wrote about a wave of EM drive hype in early May 2015 and the NASA denouncement a week later. The hype is back – dozens of writers bring us the gospel about the "proof" of a physics-defying, impossible gadget. It's been "peer-reviewed" so it ... more »


Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 21 hours ago
God mandag, alle! Forrige uke lovet jeg visst Facebook Live på den fredagen som var, men det fikk jeg ikke gjennomført...tror faktisk ikke jeg skal love noe mer nå før avhandlingen er i havn - det er det arbeidet som må ha alt fokus; kanskje blir det Facebook Live (hvis jeg plutsleig har 10 ekstra minutter med overskudd en dag), kanskje ikke 😊 Som tittelen på dette innlegget sier: jeg føler oftere og oftere på en panikkfølelse nå om dagen, og jeg har stressende drømmer (relatert til dataanalyse eller liknende). Hele forrige uke hadde jeg dessuten en stygg hoste, som sammen med vond... more »

Executive Order — Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is welcome news. it means that all the necessary agencies are thinking about the risk and planing risk abatement. I posted on this problem several years ago when there was zero awareness at any level and have tracked a slowly enlarging pool of awareness. Humanity will never be fully protected until we build sub surface Refugio world wide and that should be our real objective. It combines nicely with the protocols that end poverty and also Terra form the planet generally. In the meantime we need to actually harden our whole electrical and electronic infrastructure. This ... more »

Dragon, Pterosaur or What?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Curiously this is not a Pterosaur. In a way that is not surprising as i suspect that the Pterosaur is evolved to fish for a living by simply diving into the water and chasing larger fish. That other types exists makes good sense. This creature can knock down a deer and make short work of it. Alternately it may be able to drain the blood as well and this could explain cattle mutilation in which scant flesh is harvested. There is obviously a pair in the area and that means a den and a thousand square mile hunting range. As i have often posted, all this activity is nocturnal and wha... more »

A Third Extinct Human Relative?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I think that we must accept a different phrasing here. Small populations are adsorbed and do not really go extinct. Our last stone age tribes are now been so absorbed. It is inevitable. All small populations will now be inexorably absorbed by hugely larger populations. Thus no particular lineage really dies out except in isolated circumstances. However unraveling all potential lineages from our own living genome will be a challenge but should be largely possible once we have enough data. *Melanesian children of Papua New Guinea. * *Credit: Guido Amrein Switzerland/Shutterst... more »

Essaioli, the Essenes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This item fully puts together the relationship between the mystery schools of Egypt, Israel and Greece from around 500 BC. We find Pythagoras as the common link that did the same for Greece. This all leads us back to the doctrine of the living masters who do incarnate again and again. These individuals are born GOD men who quickly adopt the path of spiritual envelopment involving plenty of meditation and initiating many onto this path. Of course this all links back to similar schools in India likely originated during the Atlantean era of 2500 BC through 1159 BC Wh... more »

Hundreds of Water Protectors Injured as Police Fire Water Cannons in Freezing Temperatures

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
Photo by Adam Alexander Johansson Hundreds of Water Protectors Injured by Police Water Canons in Freezing Temperatures By Camp of the Sacred Stones Censored News See videos and photos at Censored News here: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/11/standing-rock-water-protectors-under.html CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Hundreds of water protectors were injured at the Standing Rock encampments

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

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 23 hours ago
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 […]

President Obama: 'I Am Not Optimistic About The Short-Term Prospects In Syria'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reuters*: Obama offers bleak assessment of situation in Syria U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that chaos in Syria could persist for "quite some time" and that Russian and Iranian support for President Bashar al-Assad's air campaign had emboldened the Syrian leader's crackdown on rebels. "I am not optimistic about the short-term prospects in Syria," Obama said at a news conference in Lima at the conclusion of a summit with leaders of Pacific Rim countries. "Once Russia and Iran made a decision to back Assad and a brutal air campaign and essentially a pacification of Al... more »

War Crimes Advocate Seeks A Job in the Trump Administration

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 23 hours ago
*The eyes of a fictional psychopath.... * President-elect Donald Trump has thousands of executive branch positions to fill, including the spot in the Office of Legal Counsel once occupied by the detestable war criminal John C. Yoo. William C. Bradford, an obscure, disgraced ex-West Point instructor and unabashed advocate of genocide and military rule, might assume Yoo’s station as chief legal apologist for presidential war crimes. The OLC’s stated function is to advise the president regarding the constraints imposed upon his powers by the Constitution and laws made pursuant to ... more »

Incoming US National Security Adviser to Fuel, not Fight Terrorism

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor*: Talk about understating the obvious.

The Final Photos Of Obama And Putin Together?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Man Imprisoned For Putting A Wind Turbine In His Backyard

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Mock assassination of Trump stirs controversy at San Antonio school

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 1 day ago
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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Water cannons blast water protectors tonight in freezing temperatures. Photos above by Tracy Savage Four serious injuries from gunshot wounds tonight. Listen above. UPDATE FROM HEAD MEDIC OF THE OCETI SAKOWIN CAMP 11:11PM 167 Water Protectors have been injured. 3 of those people are elders.7 people have been hospitalized for severe head injuries. The police are

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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