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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Chellis Glendinning : Los indígenas del Oceti Sakowin

Cecilia Colome at The Rag Blog - 9 minutes ago
Por Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | 23 de noviembre, 2016 La oposición a un oleoducto La oposición a un oleoducto ha reunido a los pueblos y comunidades indígenas de todas partes de Estados Unidos. Havasupai, del Gran Cañón; … finish reading Chellis Glendinning : Los indígenas del Oceti Sakowin

Will China Be The Greatest Challenge To President-Elect Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *Harry J. Kazianis, Washington Times*: *The greatest challenge to Trump* *It isn’t ISIS. It isn’t Russia. The greatest challenge is China* Thanks to eight years of feeble presidential leadership defined by buzzwords like “leading from behind,” “don’t do stupid stuff” and “red lines” that our enemies can cross at will, president-elect Donald Trump inherit... more »

What Kind Of Corruption Will Sessions Take On-- And What Kind Will He Ignore?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
Corruption draws certain types of characters to DC the way flies are drawn to horse barns. And while there's never quite been anyone like El Presidente-elect Señor Trumpanzee before, who actually told the *NY Times* yesterday that "In theory I could run my business perfectly and then run the country perfectly. There's never been a case like this... The law's totally on my side, the president can't have a conflict of interest." With about 2 million votes fewer than Clinton and not even voted president by the Electoral College, he's already using Trump Tower as a virtual Office of E... more »

Russia Deploys Missiles To The Kuril Islands. Tells Japan To Not Be Worried

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*RT:* Russia deploys newest anti-ship missiles to Kuril Islands The Russian Pacific Fleet has installed batteries of anti-ship missiles at its bases on the Kuril Islands, ensuring effective protection from landing operations and carrier-based aircraft strikes. The Boyevaya Vakhta (Combat Watch) newspaper of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet reports that the Kurils Navy Base has received the Bal and Bastion missile complexes (NATO code names Sennight and Stooge) and is preparing to conduct training launches in the nearest future. *Read more* .... *Update #1:* Putin ratchets up tensi... more »

Spirit Medicine for the Age of Chaos, Division and Decay

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Dylan Charles* - The healing of the one is the healing of the whole. The post Spirit Medicine for the Age of Chaos, Division and Decay appeared first on Waking Times.

Brains: Thinking About Zombie Apocalypse RPGs

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
I recently posted some of the games that are distracting me, causing one player to ask me "what about a zombie apocalypse?" So... What about a zombie apocalypse? Truthfully, I've never done an all-out zombie apocalypse game, though I have rather enjoyed liberal use of zombies in D&D games. I've actually always wanted to do such a game, though truthfully I find it a little bit on the intimidating side - while a one-shot zombie apocalypse game is pretty easy to do, the challenge is in keeping the campaign interesting. Obviously, game after game of killing zombies would get rather ... more »

With The U.S. Presidential Race Over, Everyone Is Making Nice

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Best of friends: Mark Cuban and Steve Bannon were spotted together in New York City on Tuesday (above) *Daily Mail:* *Changing sides? Billionaire Mark Cuban spotted at NYC bar with Trump guru Steve Bannon... weeks after joining Hillary on the campaign trail and saying he would rather 'lose every penny than have Donald as president'* * Mark Cuban and Steve Bannon were seen together in New York Tuesday * They were at the King Cole Bar, just a few blocks away from Trump Tower * Cuban supported Trump early on before backing Hillary Clinton * The billionaire businessman said just before t... more »

"Be Happy For This Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

Free Download: Raymond Moody, MD, "Life After Life: Near Death Experiences"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Life After Life: Near Death Experiences" by Raymond Moody "In "Life After Life" Raymond Moody investigates more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences.Life after Life forever changed the way we understand both death - and life - selling millions of copies to a world hungry for a greater unde... more »

Illogical Economic Ideas Lead To Political Disaster

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 3 hours ago
The more the politicians rant on patriotism and nationalism, the higher becomes the disgust and anxiety of the few rational people. Is Fascism round the corner, or is it already here? How far will the insanity go before people realize that they are supporting illogical economic ideas which can only lead to a major social-political crisis?

So What's Wrong With Tulsi Gabbard? She Was For Bernie, After All

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Tulsi-- always palin' around with fascists* Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Blue Dog, is, arguably, the most reactionary Democrat in Congress. ProgressivePunch rates him an "F" and his lifetime crucial vote score is a mind-boggling 39.81. It's been even worse lately-- 35.95 in the current session, the 4th worst of any Democrat in the House. Trump won every single one of the 38 counties in Peterson's sprawling western Minnesota district., even the ones Obama won in 2012. Peterson, who had weak and under-funded opposition this cycle barely scraped by with 52.5% of the vote-- 173,571 to ... more »

MoW 2.0?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
There is a lot of work to do post-earthquake, and political commentator and lifelong socialist Chris Trotter wants to get the red flag flying again by suggesting (by all accounts seriously) that the organisation famed for long lunchbreaks, sizeable cost overruns, and a lot of leaning on shovels be rebuilt, resurrected and let loose again on the unsuspecting taxpayer to do all (or at least a sizeable chunk) of that work. Mr Trotter has considerable expertise in the texts of Marx and Lenin and in the blowing around of windy rhetoric – but very little else, it must be said, and c... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind IX: Lullaby”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind IX: Lullaby” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y23JgRyhZGU&t=174s

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, an extremely long exposure was taken over many clear nights in 2013 and 2014. After 212 hours of camera time and an additional year of processing, the featured 1400-exposure collage spanning over 40 times the angular diameter of the Moon emerged. *Click image for larger size.* Of the many interesting details that have become visible, one that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red c... more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"Be Thankful..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

“Here’s The Real Story About Thanksgiving You’ve Never Heard”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Here’s The Real Story About Thanksgiving You’ve Never Heard”* Especially the parts about Squanto the "friendly Indian." by Nick Bauman “The Thanksgiving story you know probably goes a bit like this: English Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they found a rich land full of animals and were greeted by a friendly Indian named Squanto, who taught them how to plant corn. The true story is more complicated. Once you learn about the real Squanto- also known as Tisquantum- you'll have a great yarn to tell your family over the Thanksgiving table. ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Matters of Life and Death"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Matters of Life and Death"* by Chet Raymo "For the past few days I've have passed this poor bedraggled creature on the sidewalk. I cannot help but think of that essay in Lewis Thomas' "The Lives of a Cell" called "Death In the Open." How rare it is, he writes, to see a dead wild animal. He mentions squirrels in particular. They teem in his backyard, he says, all year long, but he has never seen, anywhere, a dead squirrel. It is always a queer shock, part a sudden upwelling of grief, part unaccountable amazement. It is simply astounding to see a dead animal on the highway. The ou... more »

Are Russians Captivated By Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Fred Weir, CSM*: *Why Russians are so captivated by Trump* *HOW PEOPLE THINK Negative feelings toward the US are higher than at any time since scientific polling began in Russia in the mid-1980s. But many see the prospect for a turnaround.* MOSCOW — Nina Moreyeva, a Moscow pensioner, says she followed the recent US presidential election closely, and was totally behind Donald Trump. She says the main reason for that was simply the fear of war, and her hopes for more peaceful relations. "Hillary Clinton was always against Russia, even when she was speaking to domestic audiences," s... more »

How things have changed

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
It’s easy to forget how many things have changed so very much in so very few years. Those of you especially who have grown up with the internet might look askance at this story a friend plucked out from his archives this morning; a story from a London newspaper about my former West London footy club. It was considered “a “story because, wait for it, the club was connected to something called “the internet.” This, at the time, was considered impossibly exotic. Explains the unofficial archivist and former official webmaster: *Twenty one years ago today, we launched the third A... more »

Stand Up for Standing Rock

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 5 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
People ride a cart pulled by a horse near the damaged al-Hakeem hospital, in the rebel-held besieged area of Aleppo, Syria November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail *Peter Apps, Reuters*: *Could Trump save U.S. Mideast policy? Or just make it worse?* As the U.S. election results trickled in in the early hours of Nov. 9, Syrian government forces began yet another assault on Aleppo – with humanitarian workers and medical centers again in the line of fire. When historians look back on the presidency of Barack Obama, they may well see the handling of Syria – and perhaps the wider M... more »

Three Maps That Explains Why Europe Has Been 'Spooked' By The Recent Russian Deployment Of Missiles To Kaliningrad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *These maps show how Russia has Europe spooked* MOSCOW — The Kremlin has brushed off Western concerns about its deployment of cutting-edge missile systems in its Kaliningrad enclave, saying that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was the one disrupting the strategic balance with its plans to put antimissile defenses on Russia's borders. But the Russian arsenal on the Baltic, some of which has been tested in Syria, is potentially a game-changer. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* When the U.S. deployed missile defense systems in eastern Europe and made it clear ... more »

Global Warming To Reduce Wheat Yields (According To Models!)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308040966_Similar_estimates_of_temperature_impacts_on_global_wheat_yield_by_three_independent_methods Today’s dose of grant funded junk science! ABSTRACT The potential impact of global temperature change on global crop yield has recently been assessed with different methods. Here we show that grid-based and point-based simulations and statistical regressions (from historic records), without deliberate adaptation or CO2 fertilization effects, […]

Quote of the Day: On ‘economic migrants’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“When poor people from poor countries try to enter rich countries, critics often deride them by saying, ‘Those aren't political refugees; they're only economic migrants trying to get out of poverty.’ “We should ask ourselves WHY those countries are still mired in poverty, instead of having risen from poverty to wealth like Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. It's because the governments of those poor countries are kleptocracies that loot entrepreneurs and thereby pre-emptively discourage investment. Any ‘economic migrant’ trying to escape from the government-maintai... more »

Wellington post-quake visit

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: IMG_0285]Yesterday I was out and about looking at damaged buildings around central Wellington to help understand why they were damaged. (This is what designers do.) As you can see, there are three main clusters of damage: on fill at the waterfront and Te Aro flat, and above Waterloo Quay in Thorndon: Several things struck me (observations rather falling masonry, fortunately): - [image: Deloittes-23.11.16]Perhaps the greatest thing to notice is not so much that so many buildings were damaged, but that so few weren’t! Around 60 buildings are on the official... more »

World News Briefs -- November 23, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid *Reuters:* *Industrials lead S&P, Dow to record highs* The Dow and S&P 500 set record closing highs on Wednesday helped by gains in industrial stocks, but losses in technology shares limited the advance and weighed on the Nasdaq Composite. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 59.31 points, or 0.31 percent, to 19,083.18, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 1.78 points, or 0.08 percent, to 2,204.72 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 5.67 points, or 0.11 p... more »

'People are Going to Die' -- Father of Sophia Wilansky Speaks Out

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by Common Dreams 'People Are Going to Die': Father of Wounded DAPL Activist Sophia Wilansky Speaks Out Is devastating policy brutality against water protectors in North Dakota a harbinger of what's to come when Donald Trump takes office? by Nika Knight, staff writer 7 Comments

Ancient Spirit Rising

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 6 hours ago
 Life in 2100 will look very different from today. Industrial civilization is addicted to the mass consumption of nonrenewable resources, a design that can have no long-term future. To add to the excitement, climate change is a powerful wildcard. How did we get into this mess? Many too-clever mistakes. Are the problems widely understood now? No, most know little or nothing about ecological sustainability. We need to learn. It’s also important to care about the living world, to be outraged by the destruction, to fight for change. Pegi Eyers wrote *Ancient Spirit Rising*, a... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Gumby's Close Encounter

STANDING ROCK -- Shiprock Dine' tell cops to stand down, Navajo Nation to divest

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Militarized police attack Standing Rock water protectors. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Photo copyright Rob Wilson. By Chapter President Chili Yazzie Censored News We had a powerful meeting last night at the Shiprock Chapter. We approved resolutions 1-3 with a vote of 121-0-0 and the fourth resolution by a vote of 122-0-0. Standing strong with Standing Rock. 1- EXPRESSING UNEQUIVOCAL SUPPORT IN

Economic News , Data & Views .... November 23 , 2016.....Quick Hits For Wednesday 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Asia Economic Calendar For Thursday Relatively Thin , Additional Items As They Come Available ; US Markets - DOW & S&P Have Another Record Day , 7 Year Bond Has A Searing Auction , Fed Minutes Plant Some Small Doubts For Consensus Rate Hike In December , Oil Items - Rigs Count , OPEC Commentary , Additional Items Of Note. 2) Around The Horn : Europe PMI Data For EZ , Germany & France : ECB & News From Bond World Of Europe ; Greece Updates De Jour ; Renzi Goes Nationalist As Referendum Looms ; Additional Items Of Note. 4) Odds & Ends For Wednesday !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 7 hours ago
Markets...... Asia For Thursday....... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 21m 21 minutes ago Worth noting though that today's yuan fixing, 6.9085, is the first time PBOC has cut the reference rate beyond 6.9 since June 2008 $CNY $CNH *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 17m17 minutes ago Economic data due from Asia today (srsly, go and eat turkey) *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 14s 15 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Always workarounds for almost any Gov't schemes.... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge The "Black Money" Backlash: These Are The Illegal Workaround... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: Czeslaw Milosz, "Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Hope"* "Hope is with you when you believe The earth is not a dream but living flesh, That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, That all things you have ever seen here Are like a garden looked at from a gate. You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there. Could we but look more clearly and wisely We might discover somewhere in the garden A strange new flower and an unnamed star. Some people say we should not trust our eyes, That there is nothing, just a seeming, These are the ones who have no hope. They think that the moment we turn away, The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist, As ... more »

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates November 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.N. envoy fears 'brutal' Aleppo assault before Trump takes office* The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria on Tuesday said he was worried that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could launch a new offensive to crush eastern Aleppo before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20. Staffan De Mistura did not explain why he thought Syria might make such a move, but European diplomats have said Assad may feel emboldened by Trump's vow to build closer ties with Russia, and the current U.S. government is unlikely to strike back so close to leaving office. De Mistu... more »

Hammond Underwhelms

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Compare and contrast. A confident figure seizing the moment and pledging a radical remaking of Britain. Yes, Theresa May looked formidable on the steps of Downing Street in July. She had stolen Labour's 2015 Manifesto and she was going to get away with it. Wind the film forward to November, and her chancellor gets up and lays out a programme that differs from his predecessor's by degree, not kind. And it comes covered in the Prime Minister's ultra-cautiousness thumb prints. Let's grab at "call me" Philip Hammond's headline figures. Borrowing is going up by £122bn as he abandoned Os... more »

Sarajevo ‘War Hostel’ Offers Taste Of Siege Life

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Sarajevo ‘War Hostel’ takes tourists back in time to a dark period in Europe’s resent history during one of its bloodiest sieges. Tourists passing through Bosnia-Herzegovina are given the opportunity to experience the siege of the Bosnian capital during the Balkan conflict in the 1990s. Guests will spend their time in war-time conditions, sleeping on sponge mattresses under military blankets and reading newspaper clippings by candlelight. RT.com reports: The hostel is run by a family who survived the three-year-long siege. The business is fronted by 25-year-old Arijan Kurbasic... more »

How fear of the color purple drove me to buy a computer

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*by Ken* A proper explanation would begin with how my TV happened to be tuned to the station when I turned it on in the first place. But I can only guess. It's not a station I can imagine ever having intentionally tuned to, but possibly when the TV was lost on I had punched a station number into the computer remote of which a digit or two wasn't "read," or was misread, and then maybe I proceed to watch something from the DVR, so that the cable box remained tuned to the unintendedly tuned-in station. Hey, it's a theory. Because the incontrovertible fact is that by some means or oth... more »

Mad dogs and apparently crazy men!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016Trump advocates beer summit:* Kevin Drum beat us to it. Only in an administration like this could a guy with the name "Mad Dog" be a moderating force. Apparently, Mad Dog Mattis told Trump the Gardener that torture doesn't work. Live and direct from the New York Times confab, Tom Friedman takes things a bit further: FRIEDMAN (11/23/16): Trump said Mattis told him of torture: ''I've never found it to be useful.'' (Many in the military and the C.I.A. have long held this view.) *He quoted Mattis as saying, ''Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Humanity, I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.” - e. e. cummings

"Chocolate Wisdom"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Chocolate Wisdom" by Buddha of Hollywood "Once upon a time a group of former classmates, well established in their careers, got together during a class reunion. They decided to go and visit an old college professor who was a source of inspiration for all of them. During the visit the conversation devolved into a series of personal complaints about their lives, careers and relationships and how stressful things were. While listening to their complaints the professor decided to offer everyone a cup of hot chocolate. Coming back from the kitchen the professor brought a pitcher of ho... more »

Ravitch's Pick, Betsy Devos, Is Also Trump's Pick

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
When Diane Ravitch came out with a statement of support (satirical, was it?) for Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, I had just finished reading Jay Mathews' column that celebrates the coalescing of his and Diane's views on charter schools. Here's part of their ongoing dialogue between Mathews and Ravitch: I asked Ravitch: Would you shut down charters altogether, even if some were run by dedicated educators who were giving students more than they got in their regular public schools? At this critical moment for charter schools, with Ravitch so influential on the anti-charter side... more »

The Hard to Swallow Truth About Turkey Day

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - What the meat industry does not want you to know about your big meal. The post The Hard to Swallow Truth About Turkey Day appeared first on Waking Times.

A Look At How Social Media Is Being Used To Cover The Fight Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
#Iraq's ISOF Lt. Omar Naji, who hails from #Mosul, taking a selfie immediately following an IED explosion. (via @thestevennabil) #MosulOps pic.twitter.com/x0uctyetBK — Bin Maymun (@BinMaymun) November 1, 2016 *The Independent: **Mosul battle: How the fight against Isis is being reported through victory selfies and Facebook statuses* New trend in frontline ‘victory selfies’ and videos make war more immediate than ever before, providing Iraqi civilians with live updates on frontline action. When the battle to retake Mosul from Isis began last month, many were unnerved by the idea ... more »

Jeff Sessions, Alabama's Chief Segregationist

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Before Jeff Sessions became a United States senator, he was Attorney General for the State of Alabama. His chief accomplishment was to lead a battle against equal funding between white and black school districts in the state. Good preparation, no doubt, for his role as chief prosecutor and enforcer of segregation and social injustice at the federal level. From NYTimes: . . . .Nearly 30 of Alabama’s poorest school districts, with support from disability rights groups, civil rights organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union, filed suit against the state. The most vocal ... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
MAP: North Nineveh. Progress of the offensive to take #Mosul from ISIS (22 November). Full resolution: https://t.co/woNPcN1kAs pic.twitter.com/h42HpWZ3Q8 — le_carabinier (@LCarabinier) November 22, 2016 *CNN*: *Mosul completely surrounded by Iraqi-led troops, paramilitary forces say* Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Mosul is now entirely surrounded by Iraqi-led forces, an alliance of paramilitary groups said Wednesday, more than a month since the operation was launched to seize control of the key city from ISIS militants. The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) made the announcement in a statement... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Study says New Orleans will see one of the highest levels of sea level rise in the world ~Bob Marshall, The Lens*

Long Term Arctic Temperature Trends

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://nwpi.krc.karelia.ru/e/climas/ As I pointed out in my post, Arctic Sea Ice Update, the other day, we currently have low sea ice extent and unusually high temperature anomalies in the Arctic. Although much of this is just weather, there is an underlying pattern of warming related to pulses of unusually warm […]

Outrage As South African Pastor Uses Insecticide To ‘Heal’ People

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A South African pastor has been slammed by a group representing 88 denominations and churches for spraying his congregation with insecticide, claiming it can heal cancer and HIV and other diseases. ‘Prophet’ Lethebo Rabalago from the Mount Zion General Assembly in Limpopo, South Africa, uses an insect killer to supposedly ‘heal’ his church members. There was uproar on social media after photos emerged of him spraying the chemical directly onto people’s faces and body parts during a service and prayer meeting over the weekend. The self-proclaimed prophet,who has been dubbed the ‘Pr... more »

Colombia And FARC Will Sign On Thursday A Renegotiated Peace Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Colombia, FARC rebels to sign new peace deal on Thursday* A new peace accord between Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels will be signed on Thursday and sent to Congress for approval, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday, bringing a formal end to the 52-year civil war ever closer. The revised document will be signed in Bogota between FARC leader Rodrigo Londono and Santos, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last month for his efforts to end the conflict with the insurgent group. "We have the unique opportunity to close this painful chapter in our history t... more »

THOSE NARROW MARGINS: A moral and intellectual illness!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016Part 4—And it belongs to Us:* The person who wrote today's letter is only one person, of course. As with all persons, her judgment is imperfect and her wisdom is limited. "Not people die but worlds die in them/Whom we knew as faulty, the earth's creatures..." That said, the person in question wrote a letter which appears in today's New York Times. Should the Times have published her letter? We're not sure how to answer that. That said, the letter may be instructive for those who want to understand us liberals better. Should the Times have published t... more »

"Rep. Jim Jordan on Investigating Clinton Despite Trump Not Being Willing To Do So - 11/23/16"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/IRzR4kkF0k0 Having watched that I'm slightly less disgusted than I was yesterday.

Israel’s Education Minister Bennett–‘Now is the time to get Trump on our side’

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 10 hours ago
Education Minister says Trump transition represents unique opportunity to shift American policy away from two-state solution. ed note–Now WAAAAAIT a minute here…’Now’ is the time to get Trump on our side? You mean, Trump was not viewed by Jews as being on ‘Israel’s side’ during the entirety of the campaign that lasted over a year? […]

Mysterious Large Blue Sphere Captured By NASA Cameras

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Scientists and conspiracy theorists alike were left mystified after NASA cameras picked up a mysterious blue spherical object zooming past the Sun on November 17th Taken from NASA’s STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) satellites which orbits the Sun, the images show the large sphere in clear view, before going missing from other frames. In response to much online speculation about the blue sphere, NASA said while there is a coronal hole on the surface of the sun at the moment, it was not captured in the images. They say the strange sighting was actually just an example... more »

Tunisia Confirms Reports That It Is Permitting U.S. Drones To Use Its Bases To Monitor The Islamic State In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A road sign shows the direction of Libya near the border crossing at Dhiba, Tunisia April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra *Reuters*: *Tunisia confirms U.S. drones over Libyan border, monitor Islamic State* Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has said U.S. surveillance drones are flying over the Tunisian-Libyan border to ward of attacks by Islamic State, after lawmakers called on his government to clarify U.S. reports on such a mission. In Tunisia, any U.S. military presence on its soil is a sensitive topic. Opponents say it would be a breach of sovereignty. Last month U.S. gove... more »

Trump has Undocumented Students and Their Families Scrambling

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 10 hours ago
November 17, 2016 | : by Roberto Rodriguez By now a great majority of the country seems to have arrived at the stage of the worst political hangover any of us have ever experienced. Yet no one is feeling this hangover more so than the undocumented community. This election represents both the rise of fascism, and, literally, an existential threat to students and their families nationwide, including and especially the nearly 1 million college students that have been enrolled under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It is this program which has afforded them t... more »

Mosul Campaign, Day Thirty-Seven, Nov 22, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
The Golden Division reached one more sector of eastern Mosul, but was mostly trying to clear what it already gained. Zuhur was the newest neighborhood breached by the elite division. Otherwise the unit was trying to consolidate its areas, which have seen constant fighting since the city was reached on October 31. The Hashd were still trying to encircleTal Afar to the west. In the process it freedfive newvillages. When the forces do reach the town, it is likely to set off another round of threats from Turkey that has warned that it does not want the Hashd to take the village. Ir... more »

Iran Threatens Response If U.S. Extends Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Iran’s Khamenei Threatens Response If U.S. Extends Sanctions* Supreme leader’s comments come after U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of extension Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a response Wednesday if the U.S. extends sanctions against his country for another 10 years, just days after the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of an extension. Mr. Khamenei, who has final say in most matters of state, didn’t say what action Iran would take if the sanctions are extended. The House voted almost unanimously... more »

Chinese Military Put On Alert As Fighting In Myanmar Threatens The Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CSM: **Fighting in northeastern Myanmar puts China's army on alert* After an attack by ethnic separatists near China's border with Myanmar, China said that its military would act to protect its citizens. Fighting broke out on the border between Myanmar (also called Burma) and China on Sunday when several armed groups in Muse and Kutkai, towns in northeastern Myanmar’s Shan state, attacked military and police posts there. The Chinese government reported that eight people were killed and 29 wounded in the confrontation overnight on Sunday. The country’s defense ministry, in a state... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Prelude, "After the Goldrush", A Cappella

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"After the Goldrush", A Cappella "I saw the stunning artwork of visionary artist John Pitre and then heard this beautiful a cappella version of Neil Young's song After the Goldrush on iTunes. This version is on the Dawn Anthology Album and I believe the group is called Prelude." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6BzTCQ6Nqo

Problem, Reaction, Solution – How the Government Will Take Your Cash

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - A major push for the cashless society is underway and intensifying. The post Problem, Reaction, Solution – How the Government Will Take Your Cash appeared first on Waking Times.


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

Nov. 23 A worse, worse day.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
I'll try to keep this first bit short; but it might help us to understand what the world is going through. We think of World War One and World Two as quite separate, and we talk of the danger of World War Three. I'm not sure that's accurate. But there's another way of looking at it. From 1848 to 1871, the German states were united into a German nation. And that challenged the whole, western world - most particularly the leading industrial and/or imperial states like Britain, France, The Netherlands, Portugal... With reason, they feared that Germany would overtake them as an industri... more »

Donald Trump Makes First BIG Mistake of Presidency

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Trump meeting with Editors of NYT* *Demand to Appear* It's a common ploy by the Main$tream Media to attempt to control a leader or influential person by creating a swirl of controversy around him and by, in effect, "demanding that he appear" before them to answer questions raised by the artificially concocted "swirl of controversy". A classic case of this arose a year or more ago now regarding the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. It was just after the Western Christmas...in January or February of the year (when the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas/New... more »

Violence Against The Rohingya In Myanmar is Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
BBC *Reuters*: *More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar* COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighboring Bangladesh this week, with some feared to have drowned after a boat sank during a bid to flee violence that has killed at least 86 people and displaced 30,000. Some Rohingya refugees have been missing since Tuesday after a group crossed the River Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh. Those who managed to enter Bangladesh sought shelter in refugee camps or people's homes. "There was a group of people from our vi... more »

White Lives Matter Clash With Black Lives Matter In Texas

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Supporters of ‘White Lives Matter’ rallying in the Texas Capitol on Sunday were met by supporters of ‘Black Lives Matter’ near a monument honouring the contribution of African Americans to the state of Texas. Eight individuals were arrested during clashes as one side called for the “preservation of white people,” and the other for recognition that “refugees are welcome here.” White Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter American supporters each insisted that respective of colour, their lives do matter, with some White Lives Matter supporters openly carrying weapons to argue the point... more »

ACLU And John McCain Team Up To Stop Trump Torture Policies

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Senator John McCain has promised to go head-to-head with President-elect Donald Trump if he follows through on campaign promises to reinstate the use of waterboarding and other methods of torture as interrogation techniques. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which tries to remain neutral in politics has also raised serious concerns over some of Trump’s campaign promises and cabinet appointments. Anti Media reports: “If they started waterboarding, I swear to you, there are a bunch of us that would have them in court in a New York minute, and there’s no judge in America that... more »

How Much Democratic Cooperation Is Collaboration?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Cops with attitude in Donald Trump's world (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* A reasonably short piece, but one that poses a key set of questions for our "next six months" watch over the revival or demise of the Democratic Party. As I wrote earlier: America is in a pre-revolutionary state. If it weren't for the DNC, its manipulation of the process, and the many closed (to independents) primaries it ran, Sanders would have won. Ask yourself, perhaps as you watch the first three minutes of the clip above, how someone who can fill football stadiums was beaten by someone ... more »

Sentence Appeals

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
It's the end of a criminal trial and you have been convicted. The judge gave a sentence and you don't think it's fair. Can you appeal and get a different sentence? Maybe. If you want a lower sentence you must convince the appeal court that the sentence is "unfit" or unreasonable. Judges have a wide discretion in sentencing; It is not good enough for you to believe that the judge made just any kind of a mistake. An appeal will succeed only if a judge made legal error, or did not apply sentencing principles correctly or if the sentence was beyond the appropriate range of senten... more »

Major Media Crash: They Need A Scapegoat!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
Over the last few weeks since the selection of Donald Drumpf as the next US President, we have all heard the LIARS in the Jew spew media cry like crybabies about how their Queen Killary Clinton did not get the US throne..... It has been absolutely laughable at times to turn on the Talmudvision and go over to their "channels" to watch these scoundrels try to explain themselves and how they as the "media" lied their asses off to the American people..... But of course the evil Jewish elite behind the fraud media does not want to give up their control over the minds of the sheep out the... more »

World News Briefs -- November 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Civilians flee as Shi'ite fighters near flashpoint town near Mosul* Thousands of Iraqi civilians have fled Tal Afar as Shi'ite paramilitary groups close in around the Islamic State-held town on the road between Mosul and Raqqa, the main cities of the militant group's self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria. The exodus from Tal Afar, 60 km (40 miles) west of Mosul, is worrying humanitarian organizations as some of the civilians are heading into insurgent territory, where aid cannot be sent to them, provincial officials said. Popular Mobilisation units, a coalition of ... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The Lies Of The US Media - How Many Times Did Russia/Syria "Bomb Aleppo's Last Hospital"?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
The fight for the Syrian city of Aleppo continues today... The Syrian government forces have now launched new offensives to split the remaining sections of "terrorist" held Aleppo into at least two parts, and in doing so finish the fight to free the city itself.... It will indeed be only a matter of time now before these fraud "terrorists" are either forced to surrender or be destroyed... But something amazing did catch my eye over the last few days, and it of course came from the LIARS in the Jew spew media... Reports came out over the lying Jew spew media here in Canada that once ... more »

ews...breaking news...breaking news...breaking news...breaki...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
BBC Breaking News sent out this tweet at around 12.50 today: Shome mishtake, shurely? That echoed *this* on the BBC News website's live feed, which I screengrabbed earlier (about half an hour after it was posted): Shame mishtake, shurely? Some time later in the afternoon, the BBC website's live feed at 12:48 was edited (on the sly). It now reads: That's more like it!

Kremlin: Russia Will Defend Itself Against ‘Aggressive’ NATO

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A Kremlin spokesman said that Russia has every right to and will protect itself against NATO’s eastward expansion. Commenting on Russia’s deployment of ballistic missiles in the Kaliningrad Region, spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “Russia is doing all that is necessary to protect itself against the backdrop of NATO’s expansion toward its borders. NATO is indeed an aggressive bloc, that is why Russia is doing everything that is necessary” RT reports: “Russia has all the sovereign rights to take the necessary measures across all the territory of the Russian Federation,” the s... more »

"Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent"* By Melanie Curtin "Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves. So here's a science-backed one: make a playlist of the 10 songs found to be the most relaxing on earth. Sound therapies have long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring one's health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have used music to enhance well-being and improve health c... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

From Plymouth Rock To Standing Rock

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
It's that most exceptionally American time of the year, when we bow our heads in thanks, celebrating the birth legend of the great United States imperium. It's time to get all nostalgic about the myth of the libertarian pilgrims who fled British persecution only to co-opt, evict and exterminate the aboriginal people in the name of God and greed and freedom. Even if you choose to ignore the historical propaganda, and use the day as an excuse to get together with friends and family, this whole Thanksgiving bounty thing is kind of hard to take if you live in Flint, Michigan, and your w... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The general point behind this tweet is, surely, a perfectly reasonable one: James O'B himself was back on *Newsnight *last night and didn't very too hard to disguise his left-wing views (as usual). It was perfectly predictable, for example, that during the interview with a Tory backbencher and a Labour frontbencher he'd let the Labour MP talk at length without interruption but challenged, and repeatedly the Tory backbencher. Less predictable - and quite extraordinary - was the near 40-second LBC-style rant he inserted as a question to the Tory backbencher midway through the join... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu meets China’s vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xu Qiliang. November 23, 2016. © Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation *RT:* *Russia-China military ties ‘at all-time high,’ no threat to other states* Military cooperation between Russia and China poses no threat to other states, but is aimed instead at countering global threats and challenges, including international terrorism, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “Bilateral military cooperation [between Moscow and Beijing] is not directed against oth... more »

Sphere Alliance #217Emperor Qin of China

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
I was watching the Chinese movie *"Hero"* starring Jet Li as an assassin sent to kill the Emperor Qin of China, the first leader of China to call himself an emperor and the one credited with building the Great Wall of China and forcibly uniting 6 provinces of different languages and cultures. *Opening title: * *People give up their lives for many reasons. For friendship, for love, for an ideal. And people kill for the same reasons...* * Before China was one great country, it was divided into seven warring states. In the Kingdom of Qin was a ruthless ruler. He had a vision - To ... more »

“College Snowflakes and Their Enablers: These Intellectual Fools See Themselves as Morally Superior”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“College Snowflakes and Their Enablers:* * These Intellectual Fools See Themselves as Morally Superior”* by Walter Williams “If one needed more evidence of the steep decay in academia, Donald Trump’s victory provided it. Let’s begin by examining the responses to his win, not only among our wet-behind-the-ears college students, many of whom act like kindergarteners but also among college professors and administrators. The University of Michigan’s distressed students were provided with Play-Doh and coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction. A University of Michigan profe... more »

Leading pro-Israel groups dare not criticize Trump lest they lose access to White House

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 13 hours ago
Mondoweiss Several prominent pro-Israel groups are refusing to condemn Donald Trump’s choices for his top adviser and attorney general of two men who have expressed intolerance toward Muslims and blacks. The organizations’ silence on human rights, which ought to be a core value, surely reflects the fear that the groups could alienate the future president by […]

Trump electors being harassed

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 13 hours ago
ed note–no one should make the mistake of thinking this is isolated to just Idy-ho. The forces behind Clinton’s presidency–including Netanyahu himself–will go to whatever lengths necessary in order to prevent the change of seasons that seems to be approaching with a Trump presidency. continue reading

Trump’s Tulsi Gabbard Factor

TonyFromIN at The Ugly Truth - 13 hours ago
Exclusive: By inviting in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat hostile to “regime change” wars, President-elect Trump may be signaling a major break with Republican neocon orthodoxy and a big shake-up of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, writes Robert Parry. Link here

US House Seeks Syria-War Escalation

TonyFromIN at The Ugly Truth - 13 hours ago
“Moving to trap President-elect Trump into a war escalation in Syria, the House rushed through a resolution promoting a U.S.-imposed “no fly zone” that could spark World War III” Link here

"Two Million Bikers to Attend Trump Inauguration"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Two Million Bikers to Attend Trump Inauguration-* * Will Confront Liberal Protesters 'In the only language they understand.'"* by Newsroom "Approximately two million bikers are planning to arrive in Washington, D.C. by January 20, 2017. The patriotic bikers are volunteering to attend President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration to enhance safety during the event. The bikers have stated they want to thwart efforts by “libtards” to ruin the Donald Trump’s inauguration and they plan on "using the only language these liberals understand." As previously reported, liberal activists have ... more »

“The Fourth Turning: Grey Champion Assumes Control (Part 2)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning: Grey Champion Assumes Control (Part 2)”* by James Quinn In Part One of this article I discussed the arrival of Grey Champions in previous Fourth Turnings; their attributes, deficiencies, and leadership skills; and why Donald Trump is the Grey Champion of this Fourth Turning – whether you like it or not. Now I will try to make sense of what could happen next. “Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American people. The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this elect... more »

How Much Do Cyber Weapons Cost?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Cyberwar games at the United States Military Academy. (Photo: Michael Falco for The New York Times) *Max Smeets, Council on Foreign Relations*: *How Much Does a Cyber Weapon Cost? Nobody Knows* Can a non-state actor take down critical infrastructure with a cyberattack? If it is not possible today, will it be possible in the future? Experts disagree about the capabilities of non-state actors in cyberspace, let alone agree on their future capability. There is debate within cybersecurity community and academia whether cyber weapons are getting cheaper and thus within the reach of the ... more »

James Wesley Rawles: Are we still headed for a collapse? ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*in my opinion? * Yes. Not to spread gloom over the most over-rated meal of the year, but now is not the time to ignore what is going on in the country. In the past I predicted a major collapse in the economy is being planned for after Trump is inaugurated so he can be blamed. The globalists will stop at nothing to destroy Trump and to protect their interests. Like most Trump supporters I'm guilty of having breathed easier after the election. You know that feeling of everything will just fine now. That's dangerous thinking. There is only so much Trump can do. The rest is u... more »

EU Parliament Approve Resolution To Counter Russian ‘Propaganda’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The EU Parliament has approved a resolution to counter ‘propaganda’ by Russian media. On Wednesday, MEPs in Strasbourg voted on a non-legislative resolution which calls for the EU to “respond to information warfare” by Russia as well as ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other violent jihadi terrorist groups. The Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik news agencies are alleged to be among the most dangerous “tools of Russian propaganda.” The Sputnik press service said the move was a direct violation of media freedom and human rights, warning the bloc against allowing state censorship. RT reports: The EU P... more »

The Southern Address

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
"...The South's greatest spokesman, its intellectual leader of its states' sovereignty and states' rights position, delivered what became known quickly that year as *"The Southern Address." *And in it, Calhoun said many things, warning the country what the South might do, or at least the Deep South might do. But he captured it in this ending of the speech: *"If you,"* and he's pointing to Northerners,* "who represent the stronger portion cannot agree to settle on the broad principle of justice and duty, say so; and let the States we both represent agree to separate and part in peace... more »

Study errors “may have placed you or your child at a greater risk of harm”: 2014 letter to parents

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Three psychiatric studies of children contained a myriad of problems that may have put participants at greater risk than was disclosed by consent forms, according to a 2014 letter sent to hundreds of the participants and their families. Through a public records request, we’ve obtained a copy of the letter — which lists a host of problems in […] The post Study errors “may have placed you or your child at a greater risk of harm”: 2014 letter to parents appeared first on Retraction Watch.

North Korea Issues Warning To President-Elect Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
KCNA / Reuters *Washington Times:* *North Korea warns Donald Trump to end U.S.’s ‘hostile policy and nuclear threats’* As uncertainty swirls around President-elect Donald Trump’s plan for dealing with North Korea, the rogue government in Pyongyang isn’t waiting, issuing a lengthy demand that the incoming administration halt Washington’s “hostile policy and nuclear threats” against the secretive nation. North Korea’s increasingly menacing nuclear provocations are justifiable responses to “unprecedented recklessness” by the U.S. and its allies, according to a nine-page statement cir... more »

EU Set to Miss ‘Green’ Budget Target: Watchdog

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Breitbart: BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Union risks missing its target of spending 20 percent of its budget on action to tackle climate change, the bloc’s financial watchdog said on Tuesday. There had been “no significant shift towards climate action” in key areas such as agriculture, rural development and […]

The Opening Shots Of A U.S. - Europe Trade War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
American banks like Goldman Sachs, whose London offices are pictured here, will be forced by the new EU requirement to raise billions of euros to keep operating in Europe, according to the Financial Times. AFP *Japan Today/AFP*: *EU takes on U.S. in tit-for-tat bank row* BRUSSELS — The EU will require big foreign banks operating in Europe to set aside billions in reserve funds in a tit-for-tat move against the United States that could also affect post-Brexit Britain, according to a draft proposal seen by AFP. The European Commission, the executive body of the 28-nation European Un... more »

Mitt Romney is Still The Rumoured Number One Choice For U.S. Secretary of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar *Wall Street Journal*: *Mitt Romney Leads Donald Trump’s Picks for Secretary of State* *President-elect leans toward the former governor but advisers’ tug of war delays decision.* President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward asking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state, according to people familiar with the deliberatio... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *One of Facebook's enormous internet-spreading drones crashed 'Thunderstorm asthma': Two die and thousands fall sick as freak phenomenon hits Melbourne, Australia Britain Rejects Trump's Call To Make Nigel Farage US Ambassador Tsunami warning lifted after powerful earthquake strikes Japan Richard Branson is bankrolling a secret Blairite campaign to thwart Brexit Japanese Troops Deploy To South Sudan Risking First Overseas Conflict Since World War II" Steve Bannon's Documentary Generation Zero Minimum Wage Protesters Call For "Day Of Disruption" In 340 US Cities Fourth... more »

Has President-elect Trump Just Reversed His Stand On Torture?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (R) greet retired Marine General James Mattis in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo *Business Insider:* *Marine General 'Mad Dog' Mattis got Trump to rethink his position on torture in under an hour* While on the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump often asserted that "torture works." But one meeting with legendary Marine Gen. James Mattis appears to have made him rethink that stance. On Saturday, Trump met with the retired four-star general at the real-es... more »

President-elect Donald Trump Visits The New York Times

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
President-elect Donald J. Trump during a meeting at The New York Times’s offices in Manhattan on Tuesday. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times *WNU Editor*: Below is a summary of stories on President-elect trump's sitdown with the new York Times. Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview: Full Transcript -- New York Times Less Defiant Trump at The Times: ‘I Hope We Can All Get Along’ -- New York Times Trump, in Interview, Moderates Views but Defies Conventions -- New York Times Donald Trump at The New York Times: Live on Twitter -- New York Times Trump interview: Key points from si... more »

Does Trump Bug His Hotel Rooms?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Early yesterday morning our crazy, narcissistic president-elect, when not grousing and complaining about the *NYTimes* routinely showing photos of his double chin-- despite all the money he's spent addressing it-- was also congratulating himself for selecting an old KKK enabler to be the Attorney General. But, don't worry, he thinks part of his job is to tell the Department of Justice who to prosecute and who not to prosecute-- like sending Manuel, the door man at Trump Tower it to get him a couple of Dave's Hot 'n Juicy 3/4 lb. Triple Burgers with Cheese Combos from Wendy's. Trum... more »

Chinese President Xi Says US-China Ties Are Now At 'A Hinge Moment'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
China's President Xi Jinping speaks during a session of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima on November 19, 2016 ©Rodrigo Buendia (AFP) *AFP:* *Xi says US-China ties at 'hinge moment'* Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for the final time Saturday, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a "hinge moment" in relations between the two powers. Without referring to Trump directly, Xi spoke of his hope for a "smooth transition" in a relationship that Obama described as "the most consequent... more »

Will President-Elect Trump Adjust To Living Within The White House Bubble?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* It appears that he has been living a sheltered life for a long time .... so living in the White House would probably be just another home for him .... *Life in the White House bubble? Trump's had practice* (AP) .... but I do have trouble seeing him living in Camp David.

Breitbart News Network: Born In The USA, Conceived In Israel

TonyFromIN at The Ugly Truth - 16 hours ago
A lot of people don’t realize this but Breitbart News Network really got its start in Jerusalem. It was the summer of 2007, and Andrew had been invited to tour Israel as part of a media junket. I agreed to tag along as his lawyer and best friend. What neither of us knew at the time was that […]

Which Number?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
We live in a digital age -- a time when numbers are everywhere. One number -- we've labelled it GDP -- has taken on a mystical quality. It has become the sole measure of our progress -- or lack of it. But there are other numbers that give a much more comprehensive measure of how far we've come or how much we have regressed. Roy Romanow writes: Based at the University of Waterloo, the CIW [the Canadian Index of Wellbeing] tracks 64 indicators representing eight domains of vital importance to Canadians’ quality of life. Where GDP counts money circulating in the economy, the CIW capt... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*How Infantilized Campuses Threaten Our Nation’s Future* What are we to make of higher education when students and institutions respond to the recent presidential election with cry-ins, canceled exams, therapy dogs, Play-Doh, coloring books, group screams, Legos, bubble-blowing, and trauma counseling? Well, college “ain’t what it used to be.” For some time, higher learning has been a political matter, one where the primary aim is to usher students into the club of elite (supposedly enlightened) progressive opinion. Gone is the formation of keen, analytical habits of mind and rati... more »

Minister proposes an EET exemption for e-shops now

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Timing, wording, volatility are testimonies of the staggering incompetence* Today, eight days before the start of the online monitoring of all cash payments on the Czech territory by the ministry of finance (initially in the restaurant+hotel industry), the so-called EET, the main mastermind of the campaign, finance minister and billionaire Andrej Babiš, decided that the critics who said that EET would be particularly insane for e-shops were right, after all. He will propose "his" ingenious improvement of EET to the government – an exemption for e-shops. At least that's what he told ... more »

The Go South Policy is already going...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Entrance to an aboriginal community in Taitung.* From: "Tai-shang (Taiwan Business) in Southeast Asia: Profile and Issues". Alan Hao Yang and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao. (In Y.-C. Kim (ed.), Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN, Understanding China. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016)... "The year of 2000 witnessed domestic regime change in Taiwan as KMT government was replaced by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). As President Chen Shui-bian came into power, strategic focus of “Go South Policy” had been directed to tackle with challenges of Taiwanese in... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Study sheds new insights into global warming 'hiatus' (?)* *This is just an expression of opinion. No new data here. A sentence from the journal abstract is amusing: "A review of recent scientific publications on the “hiatus” shows the difficulty and complexities in pinpointing the oceanic sink of the “missing heat”. In other words, they have no evidence to back up their theory. And they certainly have no evidence that the hiatus is "temporary". That is just a statement of faith* A new study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend ob... more »

Wed lazy links...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Alishan Tea farms...* Yeah, links... *Daily Links*: - KMT reformist legislator wants to extend dual nationality to foreigners. Proposals are vague at the moment, but this is definitely a positive step. - Gentle, generous Taiwan - More online fraudsters busted in Cebu, Taiwan seeks their deportation to Taiwan - Taiwan machine makers missing opportunity - Two useful pieces on Taiwan's southbound policies: Tkacik with a historical memory, Bloomberg - TransAsia, two crashes in recent years, finally shuts down. Travelers abandoned it in droves... - KMT a... more »

Peru: Alleged UFO Causes Commotion in Alonso de Alvarado

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and Diario Voces (Perú)Date: 11.22.2016An article by Franclin Lavan for Diario Voces* *Peru: Alleged UFO Causes Commotion in Alonso de Alvarado* A UFO sighting was a cause for commotion among residents of the Alonso de Alvarado-Roque district, Provicne of Lamas. The object remained visible in the skies over this locality for several minutes, visible to a considerable number of townsfolk who had no idea what they were looking at. The event took place around 5:30 in the afternoon. At times the object resembled a satellite; at others, it resembled a... more »

"Dow closes above 19,000 for first time ever" and the smaller company indices are doing even better

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/GLuQDZLSfzo Oddly the BBC haven't given this news any prominence, after all they've the doom and gloom post Donald Trump Presidential Election victory narrative to push.

A Comparison of Objectivist and Aristotelian Ethics

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 19 hours ago
Ayn Rand saw Aristotle as the greatest of all philosophers. In "Review of Randall’s *Aristotle*," she says that Aristotle is the philosophical Atlas who carries the Western civilization on his shoulders. Yet she is critical of Aristotle’s ethics. In *Aristotle*, John Herman Randall has claimed that “Aristotle’s ethics and politics are actually his supreme achievement.” Rand rejects Randall’s assertion. She is of the view that ethics and politics are not Aristotle’s greatest achievement “even in their original form—let alone in Professor Randall’s version, which transforms them into... more »

Too extreme a claim even for CNN! Drain the Swamp" is Racist?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

Stupidity of the pop science consensus about "many worlds"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
I have criticized a PBS Spacetime video about the quantum erasers before. But this one-month-old program about the "many worlds" is perhaps even more typical for what I have called the "pop science consensus" about the "interpretations" of quantum mechanics. You can find this garbage virtually everywhere, the creators of this garbage are copying it from each other. Most of the sentences in the video are either downright wrong or at least seriously misleading. The weird rules of the subatomic world are very different from the laws of the large Universe. When one is careful, this i... more »

How did the Roman Empire change Gaul?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What is remarkably true is that the apex of the Roman Empire represents one of the great lost opportunities of civilization. This item on Gaul makes that very clear and the fact that the failure centuries later did not cause a complete retreat either. With hindsight and a sophisticated understanding our our own civilization it is easy to see what went wrong, or more correctly what failures of imagination took place. In fact just how did we invent a successful parliament in the first place? Add in fiat currency and we have modernism with a vengeance. But it was parliament th... more »

The Fascist in November

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: President-elect Donald Trump addresses the nation, around 3 a.m. in New York, Nov. 9, 2016. (Photo: Damon Winter / The New York Times)]* Do these people ever grasp that they might be simply wrong? Do they even know what fascism actually is? It all begins by eliminating the electors and loosing the secret police. That is fascism. Worse than all that it only lasts so long as the economy can stand the inherent corruption and then it folds. It is long time for the press to wise up and hold their fire until he is able to do substantive things. Then you will have somethi... more »

The Nasty Fallout From North Carolina's Powerful Hog Industry

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This reminds us that some aspects of industrial agriculture happens to be terribly non sustaining. Yet those vested cannot really change at all. It is still an awful way to raise hogs. I find it also noteworthy that an isolated island in the Pacific that amazingly optimized their island to support a population of 1200 ultimately saw fit to eliminate hogs. I throw that out to open that debate as well. Factory animal raising is generally marginal because it operates to actually be the lowest cost producer. Yet the only source of efficiency is actually finding ways to minimize hu... more »

Genesis and Our Genes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What is curious is that the period of 3160 years nicely coincides with the 1159 BC through 2000 AD. Thus any evidence should have presented during this era. Alternately the last near approach was in 1159 BC and we are now awaiting further evidence. At the same time we learn that humanity was uniquely gifted with the divine spark which is an unexpected doctrine that i do not actually accept unless it happens to be a form of supercharging that allows a human being to become GOD like as in the Greek Pantheon. All of us and all life has a significant spiritual content... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in Mosul, Raqqa, and the region, visualized. https://t.co/BM4KfEHdpz | @carolinehouck pic.twitter.com/m9Bf0iZTVT — Defense One (@DefenseOne) November 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Being Pressured To Challenge The Election Results In 3 States

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Wikipedia *New York Magazine:* *Experts Urge Clinton Campaign to Challenge Election Results in 3 Swing States* Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump, New York has learned. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Supermoon* The brightest moon in almost 69 years sets behind the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Coronado, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Abe McNatt

CO2: Is it polluting; OR, is it Greening atmosphere?

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
Donald Trump's New Head of the EPA, Myron Ebell, sent an email containing this: Projected on to the EPA building last night. *Professor Tim Ball* addressed this with: I have never heard Myron* deny climate or climate change*.If they make such charges they should provide evidence. If they can't then they should be prosecuted for false statements. SO; Who are the TRUE DENIERS? The Deluded who have been indoctrinated for the last 20+ years? Or the citizens who believe that CO2 is greening the atmosphere? AND - WHO WERE THE CLOWNS - who projected this stupidity?

Russia Accuses Ukraine Of Kidnapping Two Soldiers Near The Crimea Border

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

Islamic extremism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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