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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

22 November - Blogs I'm Following

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Russia Accuses Ukraine Of Kidnapping Two Soldiers Near The Crimea Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 minutes ago
*The Guardian/Reuters*: * Ukraine detains two Russian soldiers near Crimea border* Russia claimed servicemen were captured in Crimea while Ukrainian authorities said the soldiers were army deserters seized on their territory Ukrainian security services have detained two Russian soldiers near the border with Crimea, with Ukraine saying the men were deserters from the Ukrainian army detained on Ukrainian-controlled territory and Russia saying they were seized in Crimea. Moscow and Kiev have been locked in conflict since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in ... more »

Will Z Nation Offer President-Elect Trump Equal Time?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 32 minutes ago
Sunday morning, El Presidente-elect Señor Trumpanzee was whining on Twitter how he wants "equal time" because Alec Baldwin's portrayal of him of *SNL* was "one-sided" and-- even more unforgivable-- not funny. Does the thin-skinned Trump still think he was elected to be Entertainer-in-Chief? Ironically-- when you look at who voted for him-- maybe he actually was. Trumpanzee may never have watched it but I bet more Trump voters are also *Z Nation* fans than *SNL* viewers, let alone *Hamilton* fans. Just before the election they ran one of the craziest episodes in their three crazy, ... more »

US Citizens Can Now Be Arrested By Immigrants On American Soil

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
United States citizens can now be arrested on American soil by immigrants, after the Denver Sheriff Department was ordered to begin hiring non-citizens. The Denver Sheriff Department had previously made U.S. citizenship a job requirement for its deputies. Now they have been ordered to pay a fine, identify non-citizens who have been “discriminated against” in the past, and begin hiring immigrants. Denver Post reports: The sheriff’s department will pay a $10,000 fine and will have to sort through old applications to identify people who were eliminated from consideration because they... more »

Deaths And Injuries From IEDs And Landmines Hit A 10-Year High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A sign warning of the danger of landmines in eastern Ukraine (file photo). *BBC*: *Landmine casualties at 10-year high - report* he number of people killed or injured by landmines and similar weapons reached a 10-year high last year, a new report has revealed. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said the number of casualties worldwide rose to 6,461 in 2015, up 75% on the previous year. The report said civilians made up more than three quarters of victims and 38% of them were children. Most victims were in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Ukraine. *Read more* ...... more »

End of Month Update for November

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 hour ago
By American Kabuki Was feeling into the ALL yesterday, which Loie has been mentoring me in, and felt this emerging unbridled JOY. Not sure what's about to happen but is going to be good! Other's are feeling something is imminent. Something seems to be in the air... I went to Costco today to get a joint supplement for an aching knee tendon. As I walked through the clothing section about a 30 meter square of overhead Osram metal halide lights went completely off and stayed off. This particular Costco, seems to be in some kind of energy vortex or portal. Every time I have gon... more »

Ludwig von Mises on The Religion of Socialism

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 1 hour ago
*A socialist advocates socialism because he is fully convinced that the supreme dictator of the socialist commonwealth will be reasonable from his--the individual socialist's--point of view, that he will aim at those ends of which he--the individual socialist--fully approves, and that he will try to attain these ends by choosing means which he--the individual socialist--would [p. 693] also choose. Every socialist calls only that system a genuinely socialist system in which these conditions are completely fulfilled; all other brands claiming the name of socialism are counterfeit syst... more »

5 Signs Julian Assange Is Missing Or Dead

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
It is approaching six weeks since Julian Assange suddenly disappeared and WikiLeaks supporters are growing increasingly frantic and disillusioned with the organization for failing to follow through with promises to verify their founder’s safety and wellbeing. There is a growing belief that WikiLeaks haven’t proved Julian Assange is alive and well because he is not alive and well – and if that is the case then WikiLeaks, the world’s premier speakers of truth to power, have been compromised. Here are five reasons why WikiLeaks supporters are fearing the worst. 5. Altered Hash To pro... more »

Canada To Purchase 18 Boeing Super Hornet Fighter Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The federal government announced today it will explore purchase of Boeing F/A 18 E/F fighters (shown) as an interim measure while it plans for *open* bidding to replace the entire CF-18 fleet. Photo Credit: Boeing *CBC*: *Liberals to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets to fill 'capability gap'* *Competition to replace fleet could take up to 5 years* The Liberal government says it will begin the process of buying 18 Boeing Super Hornet jet fighters to meet what it deems to be the urgent needs of the air force, but was unable to say Tuesday when the aircraft will be purchased an... more »

The Battle For Mosul: Two Photo Galleries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
People run in panic after a coalition airstrike hit Islamic State fighters positions in Tahrir neighbourhood of Mosul, Iraq, November 17. GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters *WNU Editor: *The following are two photo galleries on the battle for Mosul: *Retaking of Mosul Costs Civilian Lives *(NBC News) *Scenes of Flight From Mosul’s Front Lines* (New York Times)

It's Been A Full Week... How Could This Have Happened To Our Country?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
A week ago today, Wisconsin, very uncharacteristically from an historical perspective, exhibited a big fall-off in voters participation. In 2012, 3,068,434 people voted. This year it was just 2,944,620, fully 4% fewer. Trump is just over 25,000 votes ahead (with a whopping 152,943 3rd party votes (6.9%). In 2012, Obama won the state comfortably with a 6.9% margin. This year, Clinton appears to have lost it by just under 1%-- a 7.9% margin shift away from the Democrats. Over the weekend, the *NY Times* took a look at what happened in one Milwaukee black neighborhood where voting pa... more »

The Worst Case Scenario For Mosul Is Coming True

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An Iraqi special forces soldier walks in front of humvees destroyed by an Islamic State suicide car bomb attack during clashes in Mosul, Iraq, November 19. GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters *Jane Ferguson, VOX News*: *On the ground in Mosul: why the worst-case scenarios are coming true* MOSUL, Iraq — The rip of machine gun fire disturbed the quiet on the second floor of a mosque in Mosul’s Zahra district. Lying on their bellies across the room, three Iraqi soldiers peered over the guns they’d pointed through smashed windows, anxiously scanning for ISIS fighters. A few feet away, their com... more »

Weed Killer in Cheerios

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
A complete US media blackout continues on this breaking information... Monsanto’s bestselling weedkiller has been found in alarming levels in Cheerios, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Oreos, Goldfish, Ritz crackers, Doritos and a whole lot more. It's made the front page in Europe but what about here? Levels found in these product are well above the levels found by independent peer-reviewed studies which show that ultra-low levels of glyphosate can cause organ damage starting at 0.1 parts per billion (ppb). This is 1,750 times lower than what the EPA currently claims is safe. The highest level... more »

You Don't Know Dick

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 4 hours ago
And perhaps you should. This is Richard Spenser, an emerging fascist and ultra right wing cunt of the most dangerous kind, a man who was exponentially empowered by Donald Trump's so-called victory in the recent election. They're all coming out of the woodwork now like a nest of arrogant termites during a fumigation. No doubt, these assholes stiffly jutting out their arms and saying, "Hail Trump" while listening to speeches delivered partly in German will vigorously deny they're fascists and that they're really, *honestly *on Israel's side despite agreeing their people ... more »

Economic News , Data , Views ....... November 22 , 2016......Quick Hits For Tuesday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Asia Economic Data And News For Thursday ( Developing ) ; US Stocks See Another Day Of Record Highs ; Oil Has A Roller-Coaster Day But Recovers With Late In The Day OPEC "Positive " News ; Additional Items Of Note. 2) Trump Transition Updates For Tuesday . 3) Around The Horn For Europe : Greece Updates - Creditor Talks In Focus ; Turkey Accession Likely To Be Halted by European Parliament This Week ; Architect Of Paris Attacks By ISIS Identified ; Refugee Crisis Items ; French Presidential Candidate Fillon Items ; Italy In Focus - Referendum Politics , Monte Dei Paschi Item - 20% Quorum Reached For Shareholder Meeting On Thursday ; Additional Items Of Note. 4) Odds & Ends - Puerto Rico , Iraq , Syria , Libya , India & More !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets...... Asia For Wednesday *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hour ago PBOC set USDCNY mid-point at 6.8904 (prev. fix 6.8779, prev close 6.8920) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 2h 2 hours ago Samsung spokesman says South Korean prosecution officials are at Samsungs offices *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago Economic data due from Asia today (m'eh ... don't even bother) *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Dow Tops 19k But Small Caps Panic-Squeeze To Longest Winning Streak In 20 Years http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-2 2/dow-tops-19k-small-caps-panic-... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
US President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, Lima, Peru, Nov. 20, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) *Maxim A. Suchkov, Al-Monitor*: *Russia adjusts Syria plan as Obama’s term nears end* President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, met Nov. 20 on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Summit in Peru. The four-minute conversation is most likely to be the last meeting between Putin and Obama in Obama's capacity as president of the United States, though Putin invited Obama to visit Russia “a... more »

World News Briefs -- November 22, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Civilian victims of mortar, sniper fire pour into Mosul clinic* Iraqi military medics rushed a man whose mouth had been blown apart by mortar shrapnel into their temporary field clinic on the eastern edges of Mosul. They bandaged the wound and gave him morphine as he gasped in pain, bleeding profusely onto a camp bed laid out in the courtyard of an abandoned home. Seconds later, a boy with a large hole in his leg and one arm peppered with cuts from a shell blast was brought in on a stretcher. "That's already more than 30 people wounded today," a medic said. "And two d... more »

Naked City: Weegee

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Islamic extremism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
H/T commenter Sisyphus. I must admit that when I stumbled across the BBC’s *‘**An Extremist in the Family*’ I was immediately struck by the overtly sympathetic narrative by the BBC’s Dominic Casciani. The production was disconcertingly lavish and seductive. Nicola Benyahia’s ‘extremist’ son had been killed in Syria, having run off without any warning, to fight for Islamic State. Casciani portrayed Nicola Benyahia as an innocent, moderate - liberal even - Muslim woman who was completely baffled by her son’s sudden radicalisation. For some reason that didn’t ring true, and it turns... more »

Newt Gingrich Wants To Be Trump’s ‘Senior Planner’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Newt Gingrich has reiterated his desire to be a “senior planner” for President-elect Donald Trump. The former-House speaker has repeatedly said he doesn’t want the Secretary of State post or other high-profile job in the Trump Administration but rather a new type of role with the authority to review any department and any federal agency and to report to the president on his findings. Newt pitched the President-elect with his vision of a senior planner’s role at the Trump Tower on Monday Press TV reports: “I’ve told the President-elect for months that I want to do is sort of be a s... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Iraq militias fight to cut ISIL supply route near Mosul* *Shia fighters push to control road between Mosul and Tal Afar, effectively surrounding ISIL's last stronghold in Iraq.* Iraqi Shia militias massed fighters to sever remaining ISIL supply routes to Mosul, closing in on the road that links the Syrian and Iraqi parts of the group's self-declared caliphate. Five weeks into the US-backed offensive on Mosul, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group is fighting in the area of Tal Afar, 60km to the west, against the Popular Mobilisation Forces - a coalition of ... more »

Where Is Julian Assange ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Will The First Bill Trump Signs Be A GOP Crusade Against Overtime Pay?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
We just spent over a year explaining why Hillary Clinton, an avatar of the status quo, would be a terrible nominee for the Democratic Party. But that isn't what this post is about. This post is about why Donald Trump is a terrible choice of president for the United States of America. Kellyanne's quote above gets into it a bit. But you couldn't have been paying any attention in the last year and be unaware that Trump has preyed for his entire lifetime on working people-- and enriched himself by ripping them off. From his earliest days as a businessman he hired cheap foreign labor-- ... more »

Kanye West Taken To Hospital After Outing Jay Z As ‘Illuminati’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Kanye West has been rushed to an L.A. hospital famous for its ‘brainwashing’ psych ward, shortly after outing Jay Z as a member of the illuminati. Kanye was forcibly hospitalised at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday after canceling his Saint Pablo tour. A source familiar with the case said Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call about 1:20 p.m. No criminal activity was involved; the decision to hospitalize West at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was for his own health and safety, the sources said. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a place many... more »

US Airstrikes Kill 10 Civilians Near ISIS Capital Raqqa

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Ten civilians including children were killed by U.S.-led airstrikes on Monday in Syria’s al-Raqqah province, according to state news agency SANA. US warplanes had targeted a cotton mill near the de facto capital of ISIS. Xinhua reports: The airstrike targeted a cotton mill in the village of Salhiyeh in the northern countryside of al-Raqqah, killing three workers and a displaced family of six as well as another person from the village. Children were among those killed, SANA said, noting that the killing is another massacre by the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition. SANA said huge prope... more »

China Says It Welcomes Western ‘Fake News’ Clampdown

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
China has welcomed the news that internet giants are clamping down on ‘fake news’, and have offered advice on how to implement internet censorship. Chinese officials claims that the latest fake news crisis is a justification for Western governments to follow China’s lead on punishing publishers online with far more punitive measures that the ones currently being discussed. Theregister.co.uk reports: Ren Xianling, No.2 at the Cyberspace Administration of China, said internet users posting false stories should be punished. Mr Ren advised “using identification systems for netizens wh... more »

Russia: Chemical Weapons Used By US-Backed Rebels Against Syrians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russia say they have evidence that US-backed rebels have been using chemical weapons against Syrians in Aleppo and claim the UN are doing nothing about it. Experts from the Russian Defense Ministry have evidence that terrorists used chlorine and white phosphorus in Area ‘1070’ in the southwestern suburbs of Aleppo. “Russian specialists found that militants in east Aleppo used ammunition with poisonous substances, with the ammo targeting west Aleppo. The collected samples leave no doubt that it’s a toxic agent,” Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference. Fa... more »

Life In Damascus Still Goes On

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Damascus, Syria. Britannica *New York Times*: *Damascus Diary: A Syrian City Filled With Life, and Hints of Brutal Death* There is always a rush of tension and excitement driving into Damascus, a city inhabited for thousands of years, where cultures and influences have mixed and accumulated like coral on a reef. More than five years into Syria’s chaotic civil war, the capital is relatively undamaged and functioning, bustling with commuters, markets and restaurants — especially compared with Aleppo, where government airstrikes this week are pummeling rebel-held districts and rebels... more »

Today In History: The Assassination Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 53 Years Ago... JFK's Important Speech On Secret Societies!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Today of course marks the 53rd anniversary of that horrific day in Dallas, Texas, when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was gunned down in his motorcade in Dealey Plaza.... To many, including myself, one of the great hopes for the American republic died that day and America has never been the same since.... I and others have already written a lot of material about that assassination including how it was conducted and who the real culprits were... But instead for this article I want to focus on a most important speech that JFK made shortly before his assassination where he talked o... more »

The New York Times promotes some fake news!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016In fairness, it's for a good cause:* Kate Zernike covered "Bridgegate" for the New York Times. Rather, she pretended to do so. This morning, Zernike penned a report about the way Donald J. Trump has let Chris Christie twist in the wind since Election Day. She offered various theories as to why this has occurred. Displaying the newspaper's famous Dowdism, she said Christie's leave-taking from Trump this weekend involved "a 10-second handshake that looked almost like a tug of war." Please note. It looked *almost* like a tug-of-war, not *exactly* like one... more »

Arrival film - week later - serious and catastrophic review reappraisal

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 8 hours ago
Arrival was a lovely film... but what why the central role of TIME TRAVEL in the storyline? I mean, it worked as an editorial style... or did it? Did it really work? Was the Joe Walker recut any better than the original cut? That message from General Shang head of the Chinese military? I was okay with it at the time, or was I? The ending was very much like a recapping of things that have already happened where the film was actively about these things that are yet to happen. So, what the end of the film did was FLIP TIME to answer its own question about the non-linearity of time. ... more »

Highway to Hanna and Trump Curves

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Fuck Getty Images To understand the man you must drive the road which curves like crazy and most commuters would be driven insane except for the beauty of the experience and Trump is the same

Syrian War News Updates -- November 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Syria launches new commando force as war heats up* New volunteer military unit formed by Syrian army as troops battle their way into rebel-held eastern Aleppo. Syria's military announced it is forming a new commando force, calling on volunteers interested in "achieving the final victory against terrorism" to apply. The announcement on Tuesday, which named the new force the Fifth Corps, didn't specify where it would be deployed. After nearly six years of combat, the Syrian conscription-based armed forces has become overstretched and has increasingly relied on its re... more »

Real History Revealed: The Great Thanksgiving Hoax!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
This Thursday, most Americans will sit down and enjoy a bountiful feast to celebrate their "Thanksgiving".... And while most Americans have the day off, it will be a normal business day here in Canada... We had our "Thanksgiving" celebration already here in the Great White North on the first Monday of October..... Yes, most Americans have been brought up in their failed education system under the belief that "Thanksgiving" is in remembrance of the "First Thanksgiving" supposedly back in 1621 where the Pilgrims that immigrated from England celebrated a "bountiful feast" with the loca... more »

European Union Confirm EU Army Will Launch In 2017

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The European Union have confirmed that an EU army will be up and running in 2017, and leaders have warned that Brexit is to blame for its creation. Britain will be liable to fund the £420m-a-year ‘Super Army’ due to the fact that its creation occurred before the UK invoked Article 50. Express.co.uk reports: Brussels politicians convened in the French city of Strasbourg to thrash out the plans that will cost taxpayers’ £420m-a-year. They will vote on the issue to establish an “EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defence forces personnel” across Europe later to... more »

NASA: Astronauts Witness “Flashing Lights” Approaching The Moon

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
NASA have told documentary makers that every single astronaut that has taken a lunar mission since 1969 has witnessed strange “flashing lights” when approaching the moon. A new documentary by the Science Channel claims that mysterious flashes are witnessed by astronauts on the approach to the moon, whether their eyes are closed or not. Mirror.co.uk reports: On the Science Channel’s show Nasa’s Unexplained Files, it was explained: “Several of the Apollo astronauts reported seeing something strange as they approached the Moon.” One astronaut, Alan Bean, said: “I saw a flash and I t... more »

Mainstream Media “F**king Pissed” At Trump – Vow To “Take Him Down”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Following Trump’s dressing down of mainstream media executives yesterday at a closed door meeting, many participants have fired back at Trump saying that they’re “emotionally f-ing pissed” at him. Trump lashed out at media executives and anchors at Trump Tower on Monday, accusing them of being biased in their election coverage, and referring to them as a bunch of “dishonest, deceitful liars.” Trump singled out CNN, saying to president Jeff Zucker “I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed.” Zerohedge.com reports: Despite the conversation being compl... more »

Watch First Ever Panoramic View Of Earth From Aboard ISS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Cameras on board the International Space Station’s (ISS) observational dome allow a 360 degree view of earth. In a new ground-breaking 360° video documentary from RT, cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko shows the first-ever panoramic view of earth from the Cupola module that is mounted on the earth-facing side of ISS from where the crew observe the planet. Sputnik reports: The Cupola module was completed in 2010. From here the crew can best operate the robotic arm that is visible directly from it, together with the Russian segment of the station [often with a Soyuz craft attached] and the ... more »

Young Girl Escapes Tiger Attack In Saudi Arabia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An eight-year-old girl has escaped from the clutches of a tiger after the supposed tame animal pounced on her during a visit to a market in northwest Saudi Arabia. Video footage of the incident has gone viral on social media sparking outrage among people in the region. RT.com reports: Footage from the scene shows a tiger being walked around on a leash as entertainment in an open area near a market in Sakaka. A few children run away from the tiger as it prowls past them. The little girl wanders over to take a look at the tiger, but gets too close. The tiger spins around and lunges a... more »

Blogging today?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
It's blogging lite today, I'm afraid - off to Wellington to look at earthquake damage. Will try to post a few photos later ... Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Spain anger over ‘energy poverty’ deaths

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood H/Ts Joe Public/Wolsten http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38024374 From the BBC: Spain’s economy may be recovering, but the recent deaths of a 12-year-old girl and an 81-year-old woman in house fires are reminders of the hardship that millions of households still face in the country’s deep-rooted crisis. "Rosa PV" (as she is […]

Iranian Official: More Than 1000 Combatants From Iran Have Been Killed In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard carry the caskets of General Mohsen Ghajarian and other Iranian "volunteers", who were killed in Aleppo on 6 February 2016 (AFP) *Reuters:* *Death toll among Iran's forces in Syrian war passes 1,000* More than 1,000 soldiers deployed by Iran to Syria to back the government side in its civil war have been killed, an Iranian official said, underlining Tehran's increasing presence on front lines of the conflict. It was a major increase in the reported death toll from just four months ago, when the Islamic Republic announced that 400 of its so... more »

For The First Time Since WWII Japan Has Deployed Combat-Authorized Troops Overseas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Japanese troops land in South Sudan, fears of first foreign fighting since WW2* A contingent of Japanese troops landed in South Sudan on Monday, an official said - a mission that critics say could see them embroiled in their country's first overseas fighting since World War Two. The soldiers will join U.N. peacekeepers and help build infrastructure in the landlocked and impoverished country torn apart by years of civil war. But, under new powers granted by their government last year, they will be allowed to respond to urgent calls for help from U.N. staff and aid work... more »

Musical Interlude: Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI9SKuCIMpc

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

Norwegian City Approves Boycott Of Israeli Settlement Goods

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The third largest city in Norway has voted to boycott all goods and services produced in illegal Israeli settlements located in the occupied Palestinian territories. NORWAY: Trondheim City Council votes to boycott Israeli settlement goods https://t.co/jxgjYJbXfT#Palestinepic.twitter.com/rCnIGZW3UP — Stolen Beauty (@BoycottAhava) November 18, 2016 The resolution stated that Israel continues to aggressively pursue its policy of occupation. Middle East Monitor reports: Trondheim City Council approved the motion yesterday, in a resolution that states how “illegal settlements are expan... more »

Report: Trump To Drop Clinton Investigations

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump will not pursue investigations against Hillary Clinton over her family’s charity or her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state according to MSNBC. During his election campaign the President-elect had promised to set up an inquiry into Clinton’s alleged criminal activity, vowing to jail her during his rallies. RT reports: Host Joe Scarborough made the announcement on NBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ on Tuesday. A show source, described as having “direct knowledge of Donald Trump’s thinking,” quoted Trump as saying Clinton had “been through enough.” When aske... more »

Russia Is Violating The EU Ban To Smuggle Jet Fuel To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russian military jets are seen at Hmeymim air base in Syria, June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry via Reuters/File Photo *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria - sources* Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. At least two Russian-flagged ships made deliveries - which contravene EU sanctions - via Cyprus, an intellige... more »

What Will Be President-Elect Trump's Policy Towards North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile (not pictured), in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on May 9, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS/KCNA *Elise Hu, NPR:* *How Uncertainty In The Korean Peninsula Could Be A 'Recipe for Disaster'* As in so many foreign policy issues, there's considerable confusion about what U.S. policy toward North Korea will look like under President-elect Donald Trump. Pyongyang's expanding nuclear capability will not be something he can ignore. ... more »

U.S. Investigators: Killing Of Three U.S. Soldiers In Jordan Appears To Have Been Deliberate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The three special forces soldiers killed last week in Jordan were identified as Staff Sgts. Matthew Lewellen, Kevin McEnroe and James Moriarty. (Photos courtesy U.S. Army) *Denver Post/Washington Post*:* Killing of U.S. soldiers in Jordan appears to have been deliberate, investigators say * Officials investigating the slayings of three U.S. soldiers in Jordan this month say they now know precisely how the Americans were killed but still lack a clear explanation for why a Jordanian guard opened fire on the men as they returned to their base from a training mission. Surveillance vid... more »

Brooks imagines the best Trump voter!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016She hates her kids' teachers and schools:* In this morning's New York Times, David Brooks initiates a project. In principle, he has a decent idea. That said, his headline and his opening paragraph seem to announce different goals: BROOKS (11/22/16): *Fellow Trump Critics, Maybe Try a Little ListeningI’ve been thinking a lot about the best imaginable Trump voter.* This is the Trump supporter who wasn’t motivated by racism or bigotry. This is the one who cringed every time Donald Trump did something cruel, vulgar or misogynistic. In his headline, Brooks... more »

Rabbi Karim to High Court: No apology, no retraction

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 10 hours ago
Rabbis express ‘pride’ in Rabbi Karim, calling his refusal to apologize to the Supreme Court a sanctification of G-d’s Name. Israel National News Though his installation ceremony as Chief Rabbi of the IDF was canceled yesterday, just two days before it was to take place, because of a Supreme Court ruling, Rabbi Eyal Karim refuses […]

Sephardic Chief Rabbi: ‘Do not censor the Torah.’

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 10 hours ago
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef asked to respond to petition against IDF chief rabbi’s appointment. ed note–the passage appearing in the book of Deuteronomy that is the basis for Karim’s assertion that Jewish soldiers may rape Gentile women during a time of war reads thus– “When you go to war against your enemies, and the […]

U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer Breaks Down And Needs To Be Towed While Passing The Panama Canal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
BAE Systems will perform post-construction enhancements and install new combat systems for the U.S. Navy's newest warships. Photo by BAE Systems. *Defense News:* *Zumwalt Breaks Down, Gets Tow in Panama Canal* WASHINGTON -- The new, high-tech destroyer Zumwalt suffered an engineering casualty Monday evening while passing through the Panama Canal and had to be towed to a berth, the US Navy said. The US 3rd Fleet in San Diego was able to provide only a few details late Monday evening, but early reports indicated the problems stemmed from an issue with heat exchangers in the ship’s i... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Hogging our Table'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
HOGGING OUR TABLE Posted on November 22, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Nov. 22, 2016. The foreign enemy eats from our table every day and then sit back, plans and carries out brutal attacks on us to steal everything from us. We and our mother know we are never going to submit. Spilling blood is failure. Our allies are many. Sitting Bull: “Money is soon gone. Land is forever.”

Photos Militarized Police Attack Water Protectors Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Photos copyright Rob Wilson. Militarized police attack Standing Rock water protectors Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 Standing Rock medic Photos copyright Rob Wilson. Thank you for sharing with Censored News. Militarized police attack Standing Rock water protectors Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

Snow Mexican Daily Diary Day 6ish

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
The squirrel hair has hit the fan. Trump is not going to pursue crooked Hillary. I predicted this and attributed it to Trump cutting a deal, most likely protecting himself from prosection for emulating the excellent Clinton Inc. So far the fallout from both right and left muted. Given this is a major campaign promise and just about the one reason he won, look for waves of cognative dissonance.

The 53rd Anniversary of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*53rd Anniversary of the Assassination* *of US President John F. Kennedy* Just about every year around this time I write a post commemorating the anniversary of one of the greatest and most tragic events in modern history....the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. JFK was (to use an expression originally spoken by one of the only truthful investigators of the crime, New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison) *"shot down* *like a dog in the streets*" of Dallas on November 22, 1963. Truthtelling historians and alternate bloggers now agree that the murderers of Kennedy were a ... more »

Mosul Campaign, Day Thirty-Six, Nov 21, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
Two new areas of eastern Mosul were freed. The 9thDivision was able to clearSalam and Abbas in the northeast of the city. Salam was originally attacked on November 11, while Abbas was just reached. The Golden Division was trying to securethe neighborhoods it had already reached, conducting house-to-house searches. Together the two units have entered 36 areas of eastern Mosul. Almost all of them remain contested however as the Islamic State has been able to re-infiltrate and counter attack in nearly all of them. This Rudaw Map shows areas that the Golden and 9th Divisions have enter... more »

AIM West Live Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Above: American Indian Movement live Tuesday. Webster Arthur, Nez Perce, his daughter Raquel Arthur, Blackfeet, Nez Perce and Paiute, Ray Valdez, Yaqui, and Richard Seukteoma, Hopi, Shoshone and Paiute. Raquel describes the racist attack on marchers in Reno which left one grandmother in the hospital for a month and now in a wheelchair. The driver of the white pickup truck that plowed into

World News Briefs -- November 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Japan Times/Kyodo/Reuters*: *Northeast Japan dodges bullet from M7.4 quake* A powerful earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday morning, briefly disrupting nuclear fuel cooling functions at the Fukushima No. 2 power plant and generating tsunami of over 1 meter in the region that was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster five years ago. The 5:59 a.m. quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 is believed to be an aftershock of the March 2011 mega-quake, the Meteorological Agency said. It was the first quake with a magnitude of 7 or bigge... more »

Japan: 5.7 Magnitude Aftershock Strikes Fukushima

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Following yesterdays 7.3 earthquake off the coast of Fukushima an aftershock measuring up to 5.7 on the Richter scale has struck the area. There have been conflicting reports as to the magnitude of today’s aftershock, but no reports of any damage so far. According to RT Japan’s Meteorological Agency stated that it was 5.7 with its epicenter located off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of 30km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), however, recorded the shock at 5.2, with a depth of 10km. Authorities instructed residents in coastal areas to evacuat... more »

US & Turkey At "Cross- Purposes" in Syria? Whaaat?!?!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
Wait just a minute! The US mouthpieces from every department tell us the US is "fighting ISIS" And Turkey,*? So many claim they are allied with the US in Syria, *those persons must wonder how it is the US and Turkey are at "cross-purposes"*?* *That claim (Turkey/ US allied) is not made here at all.* *Not for years now. That ship sailed. It is presently a completely unsupported claim*. *The US and Turkey have been at cross purposes for a long while now*.. *So finally the msm is catching up to this blog! And it only took two years! Will wonders never cease? And yes my disillusionm... more »

Trump's Infrastructure Bill? It's a Trap

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Refugees? Dissidents? Collaborators? * *by Gaius Publius* That big infrastructure bill you keep hearing about, and Democrats are starting to come on board with? It's a trap. Ronald Klain writing in the *Washington Post* (my emphasis throughout): As the White House official responsible for overseeing implementation of President Obama’s massive infrastructure initiative, the 2009 Recovery Act, I’ve got a simple message for Democrats who are embracing President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan: Don’t do it. It’s a trap. Backing Trump’s plan is a mistake in policy and politic... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files *The Telegraph*:* Russia to move nuclear-capable missiles closer to Europe as Vladimir Putin claims Nato expansion is threat * Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, said on Monday he would move nuclear-capable missiles closer to Europe in response to Nato's expansion in the Baltic states. In a bold display of force against Western allies, Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles and a ba... more »

Mike Davis : Reflections on the election

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
Even the Cato Institute believes that the election was Clinton’s loss, not Trump’s win. By Mike Davis | The Rag Blog | November 17, 2016 We should resist the temptation to over-interpret Trump’s election as an American Eighteenth Brumaire or … finish reading Mike Davis : Reflections on the election

Water Protector Hit with Concussion Grenade in Surgery to Save Shattered Arm

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
On the frontline Sunday night, Nov. 20, 2016 Thank you to water protectors and photographer Rob Wilson, copyright. Prepared by Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council at the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Camps Contact: Michael Knudsen, Medic Coordinator and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ethno-botanist Linda Black Elk, PhD medichealercouncil@gmail.com Censored News

“Trump Won’t Pursue Charges Against Clinton”; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Trump Won’t Pursue Charges Against Clinton”* By Daniel Halper "President-elect Donald Trump won’t subject Hillary Clinton to a criminal inquiry- instead, he’ll help her heal, his spokeswoman said Tuesday. “I think when the president-elect who’s also the head of your party tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content, to the members,” Kellyanne Conway told the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” who first reported that the president-elect would not pursue his campaign pledge to “lock up” Clinton, his D... more »

Journal editor resigns over firestorm from circumcision article

Cat Ferguson at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Circumcision is a hot topic. So hot, questions about a reviewer’s potential conflict with the author of an article promoting circumcision prompted a journal editor to resign, and one academic to call another a “fanatic.” It began in August, when Brian Morris, professor emeritus of molecular medicine at the University of Sydney, published a critique […] The post Journal editor resigns over firestorm from circumcision article appeared first on Retraction Watch.

US Media Weaponizes "Economic Outlooks"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
*November 22, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Thailand is currently undergoing a sensitive period with the passing of the nation's long-lived, revered head of state, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Indeed, the mood across the country is somber, however, the actual business of the nation continues on with many Thais realizing that moving forward is the best way to honor their late king. And despite Thais continuing to work, factories continuing to produce, agricultural goods continuing to be cultivated, processed, and shipped domestically, regionally, and internationally, the Western media... more »

No plan to pursue charges against Clinton

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/u82dKStlhaM This news sucks, I and many others supported Donald Trump because we wanted Hillary Clinton investigated and tried for her role in Pay To Play, her email server, deleting emails and every other allegedly illegal act she committed. This news had better not be true...

Israeli ‘Justice’ Minister Shaked–Supreme Court should have ‘summarily rejected’ petition to postpone appointment of ‘rape Rabbi’ to IDF

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 13 hours ago
ed note–a little review of the facts of the case for those coming late to the discussion– Rabbi Eyal Karim is up for appointment as Chief Rabbi for the IDF, meaning that in ‘spiritual’ matters where the IDF seeks guidance in terms of wartime ‘ethics’, it is his job to make sure that everything is […]

Dem Rep Tulsi Gabbard Issues Statement On Trump Meeting

TonyFromIN at The Ugly Truth - 13 hours ago
“I felt it important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect now before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government” ed note (Tony)…Oh Tulsi, please watch out for those banana peels and small single-engine aircraft….. Link here

The Incoming Trump Administration Will Take A Look At Developing Space Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
YouTube *Roll Call*:* Under Trump, GOP to Give Space Weapons Close Look* *Programs to account for a significant share of defense budget boost* Missile defense and military space programs are likely to get a substantial funding boost under the incoming Republican-dominated government, lawmakers and analysts say. Coming soon are a greater number of more capable anti-missile interceptors and radars deployed around the globe — on land, at sea and possibly in space, say these legislators and experts, several of whom have consulted with President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers. More gove... more »

U.S. Speicla Forces Mission In Somalia Is Expanding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*SOFREP:* *U.S. Special Operations Forces leads joint raid on Al Shabaab in southern Somalia * Kismayo, Somalia– Initial reports coming out of the coastal city of Kismayo, Somalia are indicating that U.S. Special Operations Forces and elements from the Somali Special Forces targeted the jihadist group Harakat Al-Shabaab this afternoon in the village of Berhani. SOFREP obtained unconfirmed reports from a local photojournalist on the scene that “foreign troops have attacked a stronghold within the village of Berhani. Coalition forces arrested several people on suspicion of being ali... more »

New batteries

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
I watched the programme about Christie’s auction house the other day. It just shows how appalling the art market is. A bunch of people with more money than brains being bamboozled into spending great wads of it while funding the lifestyles of another bunch of jumped up salespersons who know next to nothing about the subject they’re pretending to know about. They all seemed to be winging it. Well, they know about *selling*; just not about art. I did enjoy those Arab princes squandering zillions of their unearned wealth on a pile of pretentious junk though. Probably more harmless than... more »

"The Things That Really Shake The Human Soul..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"The things that really shake the human soul aren't beauty or kindness. Although such things are certainly moving, those feelings don't last long. But... anger or sadness are different. They leave an indelible mark. Even after the wound heals... you can never forget the pain completely." - Fuyumi Soryo

Intrigue in Seoul Grows

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has agreed to a bill that would allow a special prosecutor to probe the corruption scandal that’s crippled her presidency.

Iran's Shiite Militias In Iraq Are A Force To Reckon With

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Times*:* Iran positioning Shiite militias in Iraq as regional expeditionary force* Iran has positioned thousands of loyal Iraqi Shiite militia fighters around Mosul with a strategic goal of creating long-lasting armies inside Iraq that can also deploy as an expeditionary force to Syria, Yemen and other contested regions, analysts say. The Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah Brigades, Badr Organization and other groups fall under the Baghdad-approved umbrella group known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. These mostly Shiite groups — some moderate, some extremists — are disti... more »

Report: Islamic State Has Used Chemical Weapons 52 Times Since 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Report: Islamic State has used chemical weapons 52 times in Iraq and Syria since 2014* The Islamic State has used chemical agents 52 times in Iraq and Syria since 2014, according to a new report published Tuesday. The report, put out by IHS Markit, an information analytics company, and IHS Conflict Monitor, a subsidiary of IHS that uses open-source information to gather data from war zones, also warned of the increasing likelihood the extremist group will use chemical weapons as it retreats from the city of Mosul. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* The Obama admi... more »

The Battle To Capture The Islamic State Capital Of Raqqa Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Turkey advances on Islamic State capital of Raqqa as U.S.-backed coalition crumbles* While the U.S.-backed campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq makes slow but steady progress, the battle for Raqqa, Syria, the “capital” of the group’s self-styled caliphate, has gotten off to a much shakier start, with various factions of the U.S.-backed coalition already at odds. Arab and Kurdish factions of the Syrian Defense Forces, the umbrella coalition of militia groups in the country picked by Washington to spearhead the assault on Raqqa, h... more »

The Economy: "The Biggest Threat Facing Donald Trump"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Biggest Threat Facing Donald Trump"* by Bill Bonner "Today, we look at the biggest threat to Mr Trump’s presidency. So far, we have been delighted with the election of Mr. Trump. Not because we have any confidence in, or affection for, the man. But he claims to be a disrupter. And this is an economy that badly needs disrupting. We want to see what happens. *Curtailing cash: *So, let’s begin by looking halfway around the world, where a dear reader updates us on India’s recent attempt to curtail cash: ‘My daughter is in India for a wedding and has personally been impacted by t... more »

THOSE NARROW MARGINS: Defeated by rather slender margins!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016Part 3—How American history changed: * BREAKING! Based on appearances, the Washington Post has stopped updating its account of the Trump/Clinton popular vote. Its "Live Results" site remains. But round the decay of that colossal wreck, incomplete vote totals seem to be frozen in place. The New York Times has shown even less interest in reporting the popular vote totals from this year's election. For what it's worth, this seems to be where matters stand as we type: *Popular vote, 2016 election:Candidate Clinton:* 63.8 million votes (48.0%) *Candidate T... more »

Why is no one questioning the "Trump “Exploded” At Media Execs During Off-The-Record Meeting: “It Was A F–king Firing Squad” story??...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*because it doesn't sound like the truth to me.* Based on two unknown sources, we're being asked to believe that *President-Elect Donald Trump called 30 or 40 network executives and journalists together to insult them and give them a royal dressing down. * I can see why the folks on the right would employ the echo chamber to tout this over and over. Who wouldn't want to see the dis-honest MSM finally get what's coming to them? From the first time I read this, my little pea brain said, "Huh?" In particular, I was struck with the report that he called out Jeff Zucker of CNN by name ... more »

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2016

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 13 hours ago
*Happy Thanksgiving weekend 2016 to all in the States.*

Morning Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, "Above The Clouds"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Kevin Kern, "Above The Clouds" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgdjnK6I2u0&list=RDIgdjnK6I2u0

"The Hottest Places In Hell..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

A Trump Administration Will Not Pursue A Criminal Investigation Against Hillary Clinton Or Her Family Foundation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump won’t pursue case against Clinton, Conway says* President-elect Donald Trump has decided that he won't seek criminal investigations related to former rival Hillary Clinton’s private email server or her family foundation, his campaign manager said Tuesday. Trump’s apparent decison, conveyed by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,’’ is a change from his campaign rhetoric, in which he issued incendiary calls for a special prosecutor to reopen the FBI’s closed investigation of Clinton’s use of a private server while secre... more »

A grad student was caught in the crossfire of fraud — and fought back

trevorlstokes at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
In March, 2013, a graduate student joined the lab of a prominent researcher in Australia, investigating new therapies for Parkinson’s. A few months later, everything fell apart. In September 2013, the University of Queensland (UQ) announced it was retracting one of the lab’s papers, returning the money used to fund the research and launching a […] The post A grad student was caught in the crossfire of fraud — and fought back appeared first on Retraction Watch.

“November 22, 1963: The Day America Died”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“November 22, 1963: The Day America Died”* by Laura Knight-Jadczyk “I've already written - more than once - that most of what we know as history is a pack of lies, and the dedicated historian has to read as fast as they can, remember as much as they can, and have a really good ability to analyze the data in order to come even within hailing distance of the truth, i.e. 'what really happened.' In the case of current events, the active and careful historian has a little bit of an edge if they can catch initial reports before they are buried or spun. That is what someone did and then ... more »

Treasure Quest - It Just Keeps Getting Worse

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 14 hours ago
Yeah, yeah, I know that I wasn’t going to review these shows each week but they just keep getting dumber, or maybe I should say that they expect us to accept some of the dumb conclusions they draw. If you remember the second week, the crew was heading toward a clearing in the jungle where something important might be hidden. When they reached it, we learned it was a pile of bricks which, frankly, didn’t seem to be all that old. The major find here were a number of them with cutouts in them that the team decided were molds used to form bars of precious metals. Without a single reaso... more »

Trump Refuses to Condemn Nazi Salutes in His Honor

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
At the core of Trumpism is group of white pencil-necked young losers who see in Trump the restoration of an unchallenged white privilege that was born from black slavery, nurtured by a white racist legal system, and fine-tuned in a uniquely-American brand of rapacious capitalist plutocracy. These new ranks of white nationalist nazis met in DC this past weekend in what was planned as loser angerfest, but with Trump's unexpected Electoral College win (he lost the citizen vote by almost 2 million votes), a victory party erupted into Nazi salutes and quotes from Adolf Hitler. And this ... more »

"Watch High Treason Happen- Secret Service Standdown"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
JFK Assassination: High Treason, Secret Service Standdown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY02Qkuc_f8

Free Download: James Douglass, "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"* by Edward Curtin "Despite a treasure-trove of new information having emerged over the last forty-eight years, there are many people who still think who killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and why are unanswerable questions. There are others who cling to the Lee Harvey Oswald "lone-nut" explanation proffered by the Warren Commission. Both groups agree, however, that whatever the truth, it has no contemporary relevance but is old-hat, history, stuff for conspiracy-obsessed people with nothing better to do. The general t... more »

Assel Valley Wind Farm

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Assel Valley Wind Farm I mentioned the Express article earlier which exposed how much UK bill payers are paying to Scottish wind farms to switch off when it is too windy. The report used the example of Assel Valley wind farm in Ayrshire, which only opened last month. Checking out […]

OMG Milo Yiannopoulos isn't a natural blonde!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Sv6gqnFbZsU Milo Yiannopoulos vs Will Young on Newsnight from November 2013. It would seem that Milo Yiannopoulos isn't a natural blonde, he dyes his hair!

Should President-Elect Trump's Business Be Put In A 'Blind Trust'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Denial: Both men's teams denied that Trump asked for a red-tape-tangled building permit to be hurried up. Trump blamed coverage of the alleged conflict of interest on 'crooked media' *The Guardian:* *Trump did not ask Argentina's president for business favor, spokesman says* Local media reports alleged US president-elect asked Mauricio Macri, a longtime business acquaintance, for help with his stalled office project in Buenos Aires. A spokesman for Argentina’s president has denied that Donald Trump asked for a business favour when Mauricio Macri called the US president-elect to c... more »

"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve" by John P. Curran “Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can "coin money and regulate the value thereof." The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency. So what’s the Federal Reserve? In 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislatio... more »

‘Calexit’: Group Submit Proposal For California To Secede From US

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Supporters of Californian independence have taken the first step towards secession from the US by submitting a ballot proposal to the state attorney general. A group called called the ‘Yes California Independence Campaign’ submitted their proposal for a ballot measure on removing a piece of the state’s Constitution that describes it as an “inseparable” part of America. The group has been around since 2014, but the idea of California’s secession gained momentum since President-elect Donald Trump’s victory. Press TV reports: On Monday, the Yes California Independence Campaign propo... more »

Tony Blair ‘In Talks’ To Plan His Return To Politics

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is reportedly preparing for a return to politics and is setting up an office close to Parliament in a bid to influence the Brexit negotiations. It is understood that Blair held talks with senior British ministers and officials recently to engineer his comeback. A source allegedly told the Sunday Times: “He’s not impressed with Theresa May. He thinks she’s a total lightweight. He thinks Jeremy Corbyn’s a nutter and the Tories are screwing up Brexit. He thinks there’s a massive hole in British politics that he can fill.” Press TV reports: Bla... more »

Compromise: Let Pelosi Stay, But No More Of Her Failed DCCC Appointments-- Let The Caucus Vote, Like The Republicans Do!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
In 2008, after Obama won his first term, fully 59% of self-identified Republicans wanted their party’s congressional leaders to work with new president to get things done. Instead, a couple of weeks after he was elected but before he was inaugurated, then-House GOP whip Eric Cantor called a secret meeting for a no-honeymoon strategy of all out obstruction. Miss McConnell, then Senate Minority Leader, convened a follow-up 2 weeks later. According to Ohio Senator George Voinovich,"If he was for it, we had to be against it." And that is how McConnell ran the Senate and Boehner and th... more »

Can They Do It Without Him?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
When George W. Bush was elected president, he withdrew the United States from the Kyoto Protocol. Canada followed suit. Now, sixteen years later, Donald Trump vows to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord. But this time, Justin Trudeau says that Canada will back the accord. In fact, yesterday he vowed that by 2030 coal would no longer be a source of Canadian energy. Tom Walkom writes: Still, the world carries on. At an international climate-change summit in Marrakesh, Morocco last week, delegates issued a proclamation confirming the Paris accord and pledging that the ba... more »

The BBC's James Cook is spanked by Milo Yiannopoulos

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Q3K1pGN-O8I The way Milo Yiannopoulos spanks the BBC journalist James Cook when he asks Milo if he's a white nationalist should be studied by every right of centre person who's about to be interviewed by the hideously left wing biased BBC.

Is Trump Intent On Continuing His Media War?

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 16 hours ago
During the election campaign Donald Trump challenged the legitimacy of the mainstream media and called them “dishonest” and “failing.” On a couple of occasions he called journalists who cover him “scum.” He said at a rally in August: "I’m not running against Crooked Hillary. I’m running against the crooked media. That’s what I’m running against." In the eyes of his supporters he discredited the media houses; he dubbed their negative stories about him false and barred popular reporters from covering his campaign. It seems his confrontation with the press will carry over to his admi... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*British children among the least active in the world, with exercise 'stripped out' of modern lives* *This is a surprise? In the name of "elf n safety" they have been FORBIDDEN most normal playground activity -- in case they fall over and hurt themselves. And some schools have sold off their playgrounds so there is little that kids CAN do outdoors* British children are among the least active in the world, and fitness levels are plummeting, a damning international study has found. Experts said the results were alarming, showing that movement was being “stripped out” of modern lif... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*RSS – Satellite Temperatures Back to Where they Were Before El Nino* RSS is one of the two satellite temperature data sets. They show the EL Nino “peak”. I wonder how far the La Nina will drop? SOURCE *Carbon is not the enemy* *Nature has published a provocative essay entitled Carbon is not the enemy (full text available online). Excerpts:* Carbon has a bad name. But carbon — the element — is not the enemy. Climate change is the result of breakdowns in the carbon cycle caused by us: it is a design failure. Anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the atmosphere make airborne c... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *There are no more working hospitals in eastern Aleppo South Korean lawmakers are under serious pressure to oust President Park Geun-Hye New York Governor Unveils Hate-Crime Unit, Plans Taxpayer-Funded Defense Of Criminal Illegal Immigrants Inflation 101: Prep School For Preppers Norway Slashes Clinton Foundation Donations By 87% As Political Clout Dries Up Nassim 'Black Swan' Taleb Sums Up Obama's Legacy In 3 Painfully "Real" Tweets 80,000 Reindeer Have Starved To Death In Siberia Because Of Melting Sea Ice California's 102 million dead and dying trees 'unprecedente... more »

Twitter diplomacy

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
My mother had a habit of breaking into song prompted by a random word or phrase that happened to pop up in the conversation. Eventually we turn into our parents, and now *I’m *doing the same. (cue quick chorus of “I’m stickin’ with you) Sometimes she did it out loud, as do I, but mine is more of an an internal voice. Earworm, that sort of thing. I keep hearing (in my head) Robin Hood, Robin Hood, ridin’ through the glen; Robin Hood, Robin Hood with his band of men; feared by the bad, loved by the good…. Robin Hood etc. Only it goes ‘Donald Trump’ not Robin Hood. Donald J Trump O... more »

Sturgeon’s wind turbines cost UK £90m a year – to stay SWITCHED OFF

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/734688/Nicola-Sturgeon-SNP-approved-windfarm-is-shut-down-after-two-weeks Last week I revealed that subsidies to Scottish renewables were costing £718 million a year, equivalent to £135 for every man, woman and child in Scotland, if they had to pay the bill themselves. To this figure it seems we can add another £90 million, […]

Good Coverage in Visak

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
The largest English language national newspaper in India is *The Hindu*. During the weekend conference at Gitam University several of us were interviewed by the paper and this article was published as a result. The journalist did a good job of writing about the dangers from the Pentagon's 'missile defense' system that is now being used to encircle China and Russia. This morning on our way to our first speaking event at a private school, where we spoke to 150 middle school students, Global Network board member J. Narayana Rao showed us one of the local papers that also ran a stor... more »

Trey Gowdy strikes again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/enlcV_iPP0I

The One People Show: Detaching from the Construct

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
Distraction vs Detachment seems to have been the theme of this past week. Distractions are being tossed at us, left, right, and centre. Dramas to pull us in, Diversions to take our attention, Deflections to confuse us, Disarray, Disquiet, Discord and Doubts to baffle, bewilder, beguile, and just plain fuck us up. It seems that the more we Detach from this construct, the more it desperately tries to pull us back in, by any means it can. This weeks One People Show is a discussion of Distraction vs Detachment, looking at the breaking down of the matrix, and once again the huge amoun... more »

Spain: Cáceres Remembers Its UFO Flap (1974-1975)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and Diario HOY (Spain)Date: 20 November 2016Article by Sergio Lorenzohttp://www.hoy.es/caceres/201611/20/* *Spain: Cáceres Remembers Its UFO Flap (1974-1975)* Yes, I admit it. I was among the 4000 people who took part in the* Alerta Ovni Nacional* (National UFO Skywatch) in the early hours of 8 April 1990, held at Los Barruecos in Malpartida de Cáceres. I still remember the cold, the frozen people lighting bonfires on the endless hillside. The darkness, the hundreds of parked cars, people with flashlights, the more far-sighted ones having brough... more »

"Tim Allen reacts to liberal Hollywood's anti-Trump crusade" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/NMZ0GuMWkGE Will Tim Allen be joining Kanye West in hospital? The Hollywood elite don't like pro Donald Trump views from one of their own.

"Kanye West Infuriates Fans With Donald Trump Comments"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/EJnYg1cjaS4 Kanye West makes some pro Trump comments and the next thing we know he's in hospital for "assessment". Meanwhile the BBC report on this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38060498 manages to avoid mentioning Kanye West's pro Donald Trump remarks, we can't have people going against the BBC Donald Trump is a racist narrative, can we?

"Chaffetz erupts when IRS commissioner refuses to give him a straight answer"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/H7GFwm-dlmk Is something being hidden?

Envoy film promo - David Weinstein - Adam Coggin

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
...this film never happened, what you're about to see isn't a trailer, it's the best section from a 2014 nine-minute Proof of Concept piece from director David Weinstein mostly showing off the animation/fx skills of co-partner Adam Coggins. The acting, meh. The direction, meh. The creature, m'yeah! It was called ENVOY and in my book that means a *messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission*.We love the work Coggins did on this never-made vignette, and we hope it got him many an fx gig from the larger studios. The fluid animation and sympathetic depiction ... more »

Sun may produce devastating superflares

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Again our long term program is to have the ability as a population to remove ourselves underground. This will eventually happen and may well have been done somewhat in Europe at least during Atlantean times which suggests that they got whacked at least once. This is all new speculative science and our lack of historic evidence is not helpful. The potential for damage is real but can be countered at moderate cost if as and when we are ready. A massive flare appears not likely at all, but again a threat underground resolves such a threat . *Sun may produce devastating superf... more »

Solar Flare Radiation burst ‘cracked’ Earth’s magnetic field, Caused Radio Blackouts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This should have been anticipated. flares are directional jets and they must naturally have hot spots capable of a deep penetration of Earth's magnetic field. so we have a crack. At the same time we must have been many times over geological time of which we may have evidence, although i am not too optimistic there. su[per strong events might cause real damage but most will not. In fact the geologic record tells us that mass extinctions are exceedingly rare. We still need to harden our electronic devices. . *Solar flare radiation burst ‘cracked’ Earth’s magnetic field, caused... more »

The truth? . . . NAFTA gutted the economic base of the rural Southeast Posted by Richard Thornton

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This all needs to be said. There was never anything wrong with the core concept of free trade. It happens to be a natural development for the USA and Canada and also all of Europe generally. The short term costs of free trade are directly offset by increasing markets and increasing investment. It is really no different that moving an auto factory from Union town Detroit to Georgia. This naturally counters shifting economic condition in one region that are not sustainable. What has to be understood though is that replacement jobs need to be readily available. What has ha... more »

Oneness

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There is a universal truth. It is described in part through all religions and through all spiritual practice and it is not even esoteric. That truth is the physical reality of the spiritual world to which we return. This is the second tier of matter. All third tier life is operated through it as the animating agent. That agent does take the form of the human being, multiple times and even to the extent of representing the lowest forms. There it merely operates billions of individual independent cells of a similar type. Yet all such entities are striving to do better. Tha... more »

Economist Cover: Will Trump Destroy The New World Order?

Jacqui Deevoy at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Is The Economist Predicting The Destruction Of The New World Order With Its 2017 Trump Themed Tarot Card Cover? Once again, British magazine The Economist is delighting and mystifying us with its latest cover… ‘The World In 2017’ – Economist magazine cover depicting Trump-themed tarot card spread This time, there’s a headline that reads ‘Planet Trump’ and the editor’s decided on using some of the cards from Major Arcana of the Tarot to illustrate the future of the world. YNW’s resident mystic Jacqui Deevoy tells us what the cards mean and how the modification of each one shown can ... more »

Proof of ID may be needed for NHS care, says health chief per BBC News who deliberately omit pertinent information from their report

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38060432 on plans to try to stop foreign nationals using the NHS without paying for the service to which they are not entitled. Of course the BBC frame the debate on the grounds that help their case that the BBC should be for everyone. Thus pushing the idea that some British people may have trouble proving that they're British. More troublingly the BBC end the report with this: 'But the committee heard that according to official figures released earlier this year, in 2014-15 £674 million was charged to the UK government for the care of... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Strong 6.9 quake hits Japan, triggering one-metre (3.3-foot) Fukushima tsunami https://t.co/LWiqDpFzCD pic.twitter.com/ERyJBMeUpL — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 22, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump Vows To Kill The TPP Trade Deal On His 1st Day In Office

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*VOA*: *Trump Pledges to Kill TPP Trade Deal on 1st Day in Office* President-elect Donald Trump says his first day in office will include issuing formal notification the United States is withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, part of a series of moves based on his focus on "putting America first." In a video message posted to YouTube Monday, Trump called the TPP a "potential disaster" for the U.S. "Instead, we will negotiate, fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores," he said. Throughout his campaign for president Trump opposed ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Hand Signals* Navy Seaman Garret Pattison signals to the pilot of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Gulf, July 2, 2016. Pattison is an aviation boatswain’s mate handling airman. The Boxer supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The Osprey crew is assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Jaen

Negative Interest Rates Have Now Started In Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*: *Canadian Bank Starts Charging Negative 0.75% Rate On Most Foreign Cash Balances* Despite speculation over the past year that Canada may join Japan and Europe in the NIRP club and launch negative interest rates, so far the BOC has stood its ground. However, starting on December 22, for the broker dealer clients of one of Canada's most reputable financial institutions, BMO Nesbitt Burns, it will be as if the Canadian bank has cut its deposit rate on most currencies, to match the deposit rate of Switzerland. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I live in Canada, and I kee... more »

Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’ per New York Post

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
"Trump kept saying, 'We're in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.' He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars," the source said." Trump didn't say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room." More here htt... more »

Minn. Sen. Franken urges Justice Dept. to Protect Water Protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Sunday night police attack on water protectors Sen. Franken Urges Dept. of Justice to Protect Safety, First Amendment Rights of Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Monday, November 21, 2016 Franken Calls Alleged use of Water Cannons for Crowd Control in Sub-Freezing Temperatures Excessive, Unnecessary, and Extremely Dangerous; Urges Attorney General to Investigate & Take Action Sen.

Musical Interlude: Supertramp, "The Logical Song"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day ago
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Donald Trump’s media summit was an ‘effing firing squad’

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Child in the War Torn Middle East* *It is very rare that I post a link in its entirety....but this RANT written by Adam Garrie 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 cr... more »

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

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Blackie

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

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