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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

24 November - Blogs I'm Following

10:31 pm MST

“Uniquely Talented: Only the Democrats Could Have Lost to Trump”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
*“Uniquely Talented: * *Only the Democrats Could Have Lost to Trump”* by Fred Reed "A great uproar goes forth from the enemies of the Trump Beast, with much gnashing of hair and pulling of teeth. He will be a terrible President, they say, and they may well be right. There are ominous signs, particularly as regards foreign policy, and he seems radically incoherent and contradictory. Interestingly, his critics have no slight idea why he won. The reason is obvious: He won because everybody was campaigning for him, in particular the media, Hillary, Black Lives Matter, Obama, Democrats,... more »

Growing Opposition To Reports That Mitt Romney May Be President-Elect Trump's Choice For Secretary Of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state https://t.co/HDtpjeJTc3 — Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 24, 2016 *The Hill:* *Trump aide has received 'deluge' of comments about Romney pick* Top Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said she is receiving a deluge of comments about the possibility of Mitt Romney being selected as secretary of State. "Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney," Conway said, linking to a story about Trump loyalists who are unhappy with the possibility. ... more »

President-elect Trump's Pick Of Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn Is Causing Despair In Some Circles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn after meeting with Donald Trump at Trump Tower on November 18. Marc Thiessen writes that everything Flynn predicted came true—and he was pushed out because the White House didn’t want to hear it. Mike Segar/Reuters *Marc A. Thiessen, Newsweek:* *Obama Team In Despair Over Flynn Pick* If you thought the handwringing among the cast of Hamilton over the impending Trump presidency was bad, it apparently does not compare to the growing despair among the Obama White House team. What has them most upset? The elevation of Steve Bannon or ... more »

If You Cooperate With Trump, Your Grandchildren Might Ask Why-- Or Maybe A Judge Will

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
*Elton, back when he was "straight" in the 1970s* Elton John's just a couple years older than I am. I met him when we were both in our 20s. It was before he was famous, let alone Sir Elton. And it was before he had come out of the closet. Everyone around him knew-- or thought-- he was gay but he was still trying to cover it up as a part of his career strategy. *Empty Sky* had been released in the U.K. but no one in the U.S. had ever heard it. (It came out in the U.S. about 6 years later after his career was already taking off in a significant way. I met Elton in London, at the home ... more »

Temperatures: Who do you believe? RSS or GISS?

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 45 minutes ago
From 1979 to 2001, the graphs for global temperature from the RSS satellite data and the NASA:GISS data are rising at the same rate. However, from 2001, RSS data show temperatures have fallen. GISS's massaged data shows temperatures are still rising. And of course, the alarmists will, surprise - surprise, say that 2017 is *the hottest year evah!* H/t JWSpry

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "iTunes Festival, 9/17/2013"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "iTunes Festival, 9/17/2013" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvIfI3RkZjE

"The Stars Sing To Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"What was the golden motto embroidered on the hem of my baby's silk dress? We are kin to stars. I reach my hands toward them, spread my fingers and see those diamonds in the black V's between my fanning fingers. To think that I could gather them into my hands, stuff them in my pockets, is folly. But I can reach. It is I, myself, alive now, who reach into the night toward stars. Their light is on my hands. Their light is in my hands. I gasp in the crisp air of earth and know that I am made of what makes stars! Those atoms are burning bright- I lower my hands- why, they are here withi... more »

A Confederacy of Nationalist Dunces

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 3 hours ago
Mussolini Being Cheered by The “Nationalist Italians”When the politicians run out of arguments for defending the policies that they have foisted on the country, they start ranting about the virtues of nationalism. They rant about nationalism hoping to bamboozle everyone into believing that the government will maintain order, restore the nation’s pride, inculcate moral ideas, and bring social justice. Nationalism is tribalism on a national scale. The nationalists look at the government as the leader of the tribe and expect every citizen to conform to the traditional ways of the trib... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“How much mass do flocculent spirals hide? The featured true color image of flocculent spiral galaxy NGC 4414 was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope to help answer this question. The featured image was augmented with data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). *Click image for larger size.* Flocculent spirals- galaxies without well-defined spiral arms- are a quite common form of galaxy, and NGC 4414 is one of the closest. Stars and gas near the visible edge of spiral galaxies orbit the center so fast that the gravity from a large amount of unseen dark matter must be present to h... more »

“The Old Man And the Sea”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Old Man And the Sea”* by James Quinn "Ernest Hemingway is one of the most renowned writers in American history, with classics such as "A Farewell to Arms," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and "The Sun Also Rises" to his credit. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. He constructed a new literary style characterized by lean, hard, sparse dialogue. He influenced literature and young authors for decades. As a teenager I was immediately drawn to his gritty realistic novels. There was no nonsense to his novels. They always involved man’s struggle against death and hardship. Mos... more »

Will Willard Get His Own Ring In The Trumpy-the-Clown Circus Tent?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Tricia Erickson is a well-known one woman anti-Mormon freakshow and right-wing, Trump-backing sociopath. While most normal Americans are freaking out over Trumpy-the-Clown appointments like Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, Michael Flynn, Betsy DeVos, Mike Pompeo, Ben Carson-- and threats of positions for a collection of dangerous misfits and grifters from Rudy Giuliani, Kris Kobach, Wilbur Ross, Jan Brewer, Forrest Lucas, Harold Hamm, Mike Huckabee and Harold Ford to Joe Arpaio, Steven Mnuchin, Sarah Palin, Jeb Hensarling and John Bolton... Ericsson is obsessed with someone else she fe... more »

American Politics

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 3 hours ago

US soldier dies due to ISIS booby trap in northern Syria

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*US advisors and special forces present alongside the* *US-backed **Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)* *in Syria where, **according to this report, * *the US has already built a military base* *on sovereign Syrian soil without permission* *of the legitimate and elected government of Syria* *Boots on the Ground* After years of claiming that the United States would never put "boots on the ground" of the sovereign nation of Syria...the Obama Regime appears to have done just that. According to this report, indeed an American Soldier lost his life today in Syria as a result of stepping on an... more »

"The Pure And Simple Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." - Oscar Wilde

"Curative Attentiveness: Being Aware of Your Thoughts"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
* "Curative Attentiveness: Being Aware of Your Thoughts"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "We seldom accept negative comments from others, however, we so often accept our own inner negative chatter. Few people enjoy the company of individuals whose attitudes are persistently negative. Yet many of us tolerate the critical chatter that can originate within our own minds. Since we are so used to the stream of self-limiting, critical consciousness that winds its way through our thoughts, we are often unaware of the impact these musings have on our lives. It is only when we become aware o... more »

First U.S. Service Member Killed In Syria Fighting The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *First U.S. service member killed in Syria* A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement. The service member was killed near Ayn Issa, a town roughly 35 miles northwest of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. The death marks the first time a U.S. service member has been killed in the country since a contingent of Special Operations forces were deployed there in October 2015 to go after the extremist group. “The entire counter-[Islamic State] coalition send... more »

Gunman Attacks Retirement Home For Monks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
At least one person is dead after a hooded gunman armed with a knife stormed a monk’s retirement home in Montpellier, France, on Thursday. BREAKING from #France… https://t.co/FvVcDz4deM — John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) 24 November 2016 Evening Standard reports: The attacker is reportedly armed with a knife and a sawn-off shotgun, French media reports. Armed police were surrounding the building in Montferrier-sur-Lez. It is believed there are at least 60 monks in the home. “An individual, who was masked and armed with a knife and a sawn-off shotgun came into the retirement home where... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Inside Story/Al Jazeera*:* Can incoming UN boss Antonio Guterres end Syria's war?* What can Antonio Guterres, the next UN leader, do to end six years of war in Syria? When Antonio Guterres, the UN's new Secretary General, assumes his duties in January - he will inherit, among other challenges, six years of war in Syria. His predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, failed to engineer an end to the Syrian conflict that has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced almost 11 million Syrians - half the country's pre-war population. Guterres has said ending the war will be a "top priority",... more »

World News Briefs -- November 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Kurds and Shi'ite forces to coordinate in push to encircle Mosul* Kurdish and Shi'ite forces near Mosul have agreed to coordinate their operations in support of a U.S-backed offensive seeking to encircle and capture Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq, U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Thursday. The agreement will restrict the movement of the jihadists in and out of Mosul and aid the attempts of the forces ranged against them to complete the encirclement of the city from the western side, according to the officials. It came after Iraqi Kurdish and Shi'... more »

Jill Stein Raises Millions To Force Vote Recount

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised over $3.7 million in just over a day for a vote recount in the key battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Jill Stein is concerned over voting irregularities and electronic voting machines that are susceptible to hacking, which registered 25% off all votes without leaving behind a paper record. Stein says that if there ever was a time in an election for a vote recount, it would be now, with all the shenanigans and hackings that accompanied the 2016 US presidential race. Stein is outraged that in a... more »

Friday Morning Ramble, 25.11.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*A few things I wanted to talk to you about this week (or disagree with) but ran out of time. So add these interesting and insightful links to your weekend reading pile …* “Geonet have been busy measuring how much the ground moved in this week’s earthquakes…” *Measuring ground movement* – YOUR NZ “Good laws don't require that MPs have *perfect *information about the industries that they're attempting to regulate, *but they should be at least half-way to having a clue*.” *Confusion reigns as Uber talks to MPs* – NZ HERALD *Uber flexible or Uber confusion?* – Eric Crampton, THE SA... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Bolton, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

It Is Very Interesting..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"It is very interesting how the human mind works. We have the need to justify everything, to explain and understand everything, in order to feel safe. We have millions of questions that need answers because there are so many things that the reasoning mind cannot explain. It is not important if the answer is correct; just the answer itself makes us feel safe. This is why we make assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions. We have agreed that it is not safe to ask questions; we have agreed that if people love us, they should know w... more »

From Our Home to Yours

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
I know it looks as if I put up the same picture every year but I don't. Yet since 2010, Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners have largely remained unchanged: Once again, we had pork loin, mashed potatoes, Charlene's Cheesy Potatoes, Stovetop stuffing, our neighbor's sausage and water chestnut stuffing, butternut squash, corn, cranberry sauce and a good but inexpensive Spätlese white wine. Later on, a traditional pumpkin pie and whipped cream and maybe a shot of Bushmill's. What did you have at your house?

300 churches in Iran gearing up for Christmas

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 7 hours ago

MUST WATCH -The Truth About Jewish Circumcision (French with ENG Subs)

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 7 hours ago
Roger Dommergue (full name Roger Dommergue Polacco de Menasce; 1923-2013) was a French speaking Jewish professor, philosopher, and essayist, known for his writings concerning alternative medicine and his Holocaust scepticism. Dommergue was a critic of brit milah, claiming that infant circumcision performed on the 8th day after birth constitutes an infantile trauma and negatively affects […]

Russia must protect its population now, before it is too late

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 7 hours ago
The real clash of Civilization… PRAVDA – “First and foremost, one needs to revise attitude towards human life. One needs to put an end to abortions. I am not saying we should prohibit them. We need to constitutionally document the value, sanctity and protection of human life from the moment of conception. Of course, mass media […]

The Elite’s Union – EU – Must Die

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 7 hours ago
“Europe is not based on a common language, culture and values… Europe is the result of plans. It is in fact, a classic utopian project, a monument to the vanity of intellectuals, a programme whose inevitable destiny is failure; only the scale of the final damage done is in doubt.” Margaret Thatcher KATHEON – The European […]

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. soldiers serve food to fellow soldiers as they celebrate Thanksgiving Day inside the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani *Reuters*:* U.S. soldiers celebrate thanksgiving in a military base north of Iraq* U.S. troops celebrated Thanksgiving at an Iraqi army base in Qayyara, some 60 km (38 miles) south of Mosul, where a U.S.-led coalition is helping Iraqi forces battle Islamic State. Dozens of soldiers lined up, rifles slung over their shoulders and heads bowed, as one member recited a Thanksgiving prayer. Around 5,000 so... more »

90 Percent Of Gaza Has No Clean Drinking Water

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Gaza strip may become uninhabitable by 2020 if nothing is done to address the water crisis in the world’s largest open prison. 1.9 million Palestinians are trapped in a narrow strip of land, living under an illegal blockade enforced by Israel. Only 10 percent of Gazans have access to clean drinking water, the World Bank said on Tuesday, calling the situation “alarming”. Gaza’s water supply could be irreversibly ruined soon as sea water seeps into destroyed infrastructure making the Palestinian territory uninhabitable. Telesur reports: “So much water has been pumped out of the ... more »

2016's Biggest Turkey Isn't Just Trump-- But The Whole Process

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
There's no way to know what Jill Stein's voters would have done had they not voted for her. Maybe they wouldn't have come to the polls at all. Maybe they would have written in Bernie or voted for Trump. Or maybe they would have voted for Hillary. In Wisconsin, if all 30,980 voters who cast ballots for Stein would have cast them for Clinton, Clinton's total would be not 1,382,210 but 1,413,190. Trump's total is 1,409,467. Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes would have gone to Clinton. In Michigan 50,700 votes went to Stein. In fantasy world, adding those vote's to Clinton's 2,268,193 pu... more »

Wonder why you don't say to those people, "Wouldn't you like to think again about Brexit?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
As I was driving to work this morning, the 7:40 *Today *paper review made me laugh out loud. It began: *Nick Robinson*: Time for a look at the papers though. They appear to have been listening to two very different Autumn Statements yesterday. At the *Guardian*, very much in the Remain camp of course, it was all about the cost of that Brexit decision: £59 billion, it said, is the black hole cause by the vote to leave the EU. "Britain's biggest foreign policy blunder", says the leader column. "The the self-inflicted wound of Brexit is going to hurt". The accompanying cartoon has P... more »

U.N. Official: Myanmar Is Committing Ethnic Cleansing Against The Rohingya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC*: *Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya - UN official* Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC. Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN refugee agency. The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been conducting counter-insurgency operations since coordinated attacks on border guards in October. It denies reports of atrocities. A spokesman said the government was "very, very d... more »

Southfront: No Confirmation Of Syrian Strikes on Turkish Mil- One Year Anniversary Date Russian Jet Shootdown

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
* SANA has nothing as of 4:10 pm est regarding this reported strike* *I will update asap* I've been taking some time to really really read the news reports regarding this alleged strike on Turkish soldiers attributed to Syria- Syria has yet to confirm or deny or say anything about this *UPDATE #1:* *Let's look at this article:* A brief recap : The strike on the Turkish soldiers was attributed initially to ISIS- then a statement appeared on line attributed to "the turkish army" saying it was SAA. The statement is not connected to one individual or one spokesperson. *Just "the... more »

Catholic App Directs The Righteous To Mass Or Confessional

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Roman Catholic Church has launched an new app that allows for a quick absolution if you have sinned or are thinking of sinning in Scotland. The Catholic app or ‘Sindr’ as it’s called is an interactive map that shows smartphone users where their nearest parish is located. The app directs those in need of a quick confession or chinwag with the almighty to the nearest church. The Inquirer reports God is omnipotent, apparently, but people do not always have the time to connect with him. People don’t always toe the God line, either, and may fall short of some of his rules of engage... more »

Fake News and the War on Freedom and Truth

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 8 hours ago
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell, Visionary Author Now that the rigged election circus is finally behind us and the United States as a fake democracy has been exposed as a complete fraud, along with its criminally complicit, fake mainstream media news predicting Hillary would be the next president, with a vengeance the elite has accelerated its war against internet alternative news as the one and only closest source of... more »

Amnesty International Accuses Nigeria Of Killing 150 Peaceful Pro-Biafra Demonstrators

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC:* *Nigeria security forces 'killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters'* Nigeria's security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protesters since August 2015, a human rights group has claimed. Amnesty International said the military used live ammunition and deadly force against pro-Biafra protesters who were campaigning for an independent state in the south-east. Nigeria's police denies allegations that it used unnecessary force. The country's army said Amnesty was trying to tarnish its reputation. Amnesty's report is based on interviews with almost 200 people, alongside ... more »

China Has Successfully Test Fired A Long Range Hypersonic Air To Air Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The size of the missile would put into the category of a very long range air to air missile (VLRAAM) with ranges exceeding 300 km (roughly 186 miles), likely max out between 250 and 310 miles *Daily Mail:* *China successfully fires radical hypersonic 'very long range air to air missile' that could hit targets 300 miles away* * Chinese J-16 strike fighter test-fired the giant missile earlier this month * Analysis of photos conclude missile was 19 feet long * Experts say it could have a range of 300km - and possibly even more * Comes days after Russia fired its Object 4202 hypersonic r... more »

Spartan Economics

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
"Upon their consent to these proposals, proceeding at once to put them into execution, he divided the country of Laconia in general into thirty thousand equal shares, and the part attached to the city of Sparta into nine thousand; these he distributed among the Spartans, as he did the others to the country citizens. Some authors say that he made but six thousand lots for the citizens of Sparta, and that King Polydorus added three thousand more. Others say that Polydorus doubled the number Lycurgus had made, which, according to them, was but four thousand five hundred. *A lot was... more »

Levelised Costs Of UK Electricity Generation

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/566567/BEIS_Electricity_Generation_Cost_Report.pdf The BEIS has just published its analysis of levelised costs for different types of electricity generation. This compares costs per MWh for different technologies on the basis of new build. So, for instance, the table below costs projects theoretically commissioning in 2020. At first sight onshore […]

New Realism on UK Renewables Subsidies

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby http://www.thegwpf.com/new-realism-on-uk-renewables-subsidies/ A dose of reality from John Constable: Frank discussion of the disadvantage of subsidy costs to renewables is now increasingly commonplace in Britain, amongst parliamentarians and others. This is extremely positive, and should give courage to government. But there is more to the full […]

Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.0 Quake Strikes Off Central America Coast

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A tsunami warning was issued after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Central America. Prelim M7.0 earthquake off the coast of Central America Nov-24 18:43 UTC, updates https://t.co/757MJhB1G6 — USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) November 24, 2016 The quake was felt in several countries across the region and struck just as the category 2 Hurricane Otto descended near the southeastern coast of Nicaragua. A state of emergency has been issued in Nicaragua. RT reports: “Hazardous” tsumani waves are possible within 300km of the quake epicenter along the coasts of ... more »

Facebook Builds Censorship Tool To Re-Enter China

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Several Facebook employees have reportedly quit the social media company amid criticism that it has developed a special software to suppress posts in China in concession for re-entering the Chinese market. Facebook has been banned in the country since 2009 and the new censorship tool could allow China to monitor and suppress content in news feeds based on user’s location. WCCF Tech reports: New York Times reports that Mark Zuckerberg has created a software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas. The story is based on the accounts of at... more »

Merkel Declares War On ‘Fake News’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has now jumped on the bandwagon, warning against the power of ‘fake news’ on social media. EU bureaucrats voted on a non-legislative resolution Wednesday that calls for a response to counter Russian propaganda threats, equating RT and Sputnik news agencies to Daesh (ISIS) propaganda outlets. After the humiliation of the biased western media in the American presidential elections that contributed to a Donald Trump victory, it appears that no lessons have been learnt and the process of attacking free speech and labelling it as ‘conspiracy theory’ or ‘f... more »

Tens Of Thousands Evacuated As Wildfires Rage In Israel

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Around fifty thousand people are being evacuated as wildfires rage through parts of Israel’s third largest city, Haifa. The fires had been burning in several locations for the past three days but intensified on Thursday, fueled by unseasonably dry weather and strong winds. The wildfires tore across central and northern Israel on Thursday, with Israeli leaders blaming arsonists for some of the blazes and branding them terrorists. The BBC reports: Wildfires are also threatening homes near Jerusalem and in the West Bank. Israel’s police chief said arson was suspected in some cases and... more »

Colombian Government And FARC Rebels Sign Second Peace Agreement Amid Opposition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN*: *Colombia, FARC rebels sign revised peace deal* (CNN)The rebel leader waved his arms in the air as the crowd cheered. The President smiled at the audience, clenching in his hand a pen made from bullets. Both men signed a historic peace agreement, then shook hands. It was a moment of diplomatic deja-vu. Thursday marked the second time this year that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño have signed a peace deal aimed at ending Latin America's longest war. *Read more *.... *More News On The Colombian Government And The FARC Rebels Signing A ... more »

"Media Fails! Donald Trump Can't Win The Election"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
https://youtu.be/xBcx41aRCnk I wonder how many of the 'experts' shown in this video are now telling us why Donald Trump can't succeed as US President? Why are you listening to them?

Israel In Flames

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:** Wildfires tear across Israel, Netanyahu calls arsonists 'terrorists'* Wildfires tore across central and northern Israel on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee the city of Haifa, as leaders blamed arsonists for some of the blazes and branded them terrorists. Television pictures showed a wall of flames raging through central neighborhoods of Israel's third largest city. Firefighters dowsed a petrol station with water as the blaze edged closer. The fires have been burning in multiple locations for the past three days but intensified on Thursday, fuel... more »

Islamic State Truck Bomb Attack Kills 100 Shiite Pilgrims In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times:* *ISIS Bomb Kills at Least 80 Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq* ERBIL, Iraq — At least 80 people, many of them Shiite pilgrims on their way home to Iran, were killed Thursday when an Islamic State suicide bomber detonated a truck filled with explosives at a roadside service station in southern Iraq, local officials said. The devastating attack came two days after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi applauded the security forces for protecting the millions of Shiite Muslims who have flowed through southern Iraq in recent days for what many consider the world’s largest religious ... more »

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill: ‘Western laws now clash with moral nature of man’

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 10 hours ago
Sabba – And remember who it is that destroyed Christian Europe, who uprooted Europe from her Christian roots, who has been fighting against Christ (PBUH) and His legacy for over 2000 years. And it ain’t the Muslims. As I said before, there is nothing more than the Muslims would love than to see Western Europe […]


MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 10 hours ago
ed note–as we have said here going way back, despite whatever deceptive noises they may make, the JPTB are not just mildly opposed to a Trump presidency, but rather, recognize that he poses an existential threat to their long term goals, one of which is the destruction of America via war with Russia. With this […]

Iraq: Truck Bomb Kills Around 100 Near Baghdad

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
ISIS have claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack south of the Iraqi capital which killed around 100 people, mostly Shia pilgrims. Massive Car #Blast Kills 21 People South of #Iraq’s #Baghdad, #ISIS Claims Responsibility – https://t.co/kD5SGgWSCe pic.twitter.com/Ss73CweOFL — #Alalam (@AlalamChannel) November 24, 2016 According to security sources, a truck loaded with explosives went off on Thursday at a gas station in the city of Hilla southeast of the capital Baghdad. Reports say most of the victims were Iranian nationals. More photos emerge from gas station bombing near H... more »

Happy Thanksgiving

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
But before you have Thanksgiving dinner, if you haven't already, give a not so silent word of thanks to the indigenous people who made that first Thanksgiving possible. Yet this is how we show our thanks to them, using the same playbook to which we've been defaulting since we'd first colonized this land in the 16th century- Blasting them in 20 degree weather with water cannons that the corporate goons passing as law enforcement then lie about and say, "We were only putting out fires." (As if putting out fires is law enforcement's job.) Hitting them with concussion grenades... more »

This Is One Reason On Why Many In The U.S. Voted For Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Trump working on Thanksgiving: I'm 'making progress' to keep Carrier in US* Donald Trump said Thursday that he is making progress in his attempt to keep a Carrier air conditioning plant in Indianapolis open. Carrier announced earlier this year it would move the factory to Monterrey, Mexico, eliminating 1,400 jobs by 2019. On the campaign trail, Trump threatened to call executives at the company and hit them with high tariffs on any furnaces and air conditioners imported from Mexico. “If they're going to fire all their people, move their plant to Mexico, build air ... more »

The EU Vows To Continue To Support The Ukraine Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko poses with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk (R) during a EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels, Belgium November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq/Pool *Reuters*: *EU vows unwavering support to Ukraine but problems with deal mount* European Union leaders reaffirmed support for carrying out a 2014 pact on closer ties with Ukraine but cited "limitations" amid divisions over how far to go with a country mired in intractable corruption and conflict. Some in Ukraine feel the EU has not shown e... more »

Russia And Ukraine Are Now Taking Turns Arresting Crimea Servicemen On Spying Allegations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Newsweek: **Russia and Ukraine Take Turns Arresting Crimea Servicemen on Spying Allegations* The arrest of the serviceman is one of several such detentions made on the contested peninsula in recent days by both Russia and Ukraine. Crimea, recognized by the U.N. as Ukrainian, came under Russian control following an internationally unrecognized referendum in 2014, but both Russian and Ukrainian forces had long been stationed there. Some Ukrainian troops deserted to the new Russian command, while other Ukrainian reservists remained in Crimea. Last week, the FSB announced on state n... more »

Betsy DeVos-- The End Of American Public Education

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*It's all over, suckers* I've been in a state of denial since November 9 but Trump's appointment of Betsy DeVos yesterday snapped me right out of it. Sure, Trump hired an actual neo-Nazi as virtual co-Chief of Staff. And no matter how many times the clueless shills on *Morning Joe* try to assure everyone that Trump won't be governing the way he ran his vile campaign and that everything is back to normal and he'll have a fine cabinet, it just ain't so. The only thing I've heard positive about yesterday's announcement about Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary is that her appointment wi... more »

The future of education if the Social Justice Warriors win - "Modern Educayshun"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/iKcWu0tsiZM I know that I've posted this video before but with every day that passes it seems more relevant. Could this really be the future of education if the Social Justice Warriors win?

A Question for Everyone

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
Here’s a question that has been asked several times in the last couple of months. It came up on my radio show, it came up during a Skype interview with the Kansas MUFON UFO group, and it came up in an interview I did a couple of weeks ago. I know what my answer has been, but thought it might be something that you all would like to chime in on… Has the Roswell Slides fiasco harmed UFO research in general and the Roswell case in particular? I suppose an ancillary question might be if this harmed the reputation of those involved. Sure, we can talk about some of the other recent misste... more »

9/11 Sanity takes on 9/11 Insanity....and...for once...WINS!!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Ignorant BBC Reporter confronts Professor* *about 9/11 **and gets schooled* First, notice how YouTube has tried to minimize the impact of this video by the totally irrelevant face showing on the video above. They want to discourage people from watching it. Why? because it is an example of "Sanity confronting Insanity" and Sanity wins. This is not good news for the 9/11 perps....who also control the entire Main$tream Media, including BBC, Google and YouTube. But watch and listen to the video. It is absolutely delicious to see how sanity and rationality renders the insane and t... more »

"Tako-Tsubo Syndrome: The Broken Heart Disease"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Tako-Tsubo Syndrome: The Broken Heart Disease" by Prof. Filippo Crea "It seems an infarction, but it's not. It's called Tako-Tsubo syndrome, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, and it's a rare disease which at first used to be confused with the far more common (and dangerous) cardiac infarction. Patients arrive to the emergency room with the characteristic heart attack symptoms: acute pain in the chest, an electrocardiogram with the typical changes and the release of those enzymes associated with the usual heart disease. Yet, as soon as a coronarography is performed, in order to disc... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Bomb Diplomacy'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Posted on November 24, 2016 Mohawk Nation News Please post and distribute. MNN. Nov. 24, 2016. As shown at Standing Rock on November 20th, the evil forces committed an act of war by attacking unarmed people using technology. To the corporation violence pays. They do not appreciate the Lakota and our allies revealing the worst nature of the US to the world. What kind of mothers gave

The European Blackout Risk

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://euanmearns.com/the-european-blackout-risk/ Roger Andrews has an interesting post today at Euan’s site: At 2000 hours Central European Time on February 8, 2012 combined electricity demand in the UK, France and Germany peaked at a high of 231GW during a winter cold snap. This caused no serious problems at the time, […]

Loony Of The Day Award

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.newshub.co.nz/world/humans-dont-have-10-years-left-thanks-to-climate-change—scientist-2016112408 From News Hub: There’s no point trying to fight climate change – we’ll all be dead in the next decade and there’s nothing we can do to stop it, a visiting scientist claims. Guy McPherson, a biology professor at the University of Arizona, says the human destruction of […]

Israel fires 'trending'

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
It seems like only yesterday I was blogging about the BBC’s lack of interest in the Arabic-speaking media’s outpouring of antisemitic bile. Well, today there’s a breakthrough! Don’t get too excited though. It’s buried in an article about the fires currently raging in northern Israel. In the penultimate paragraph to be precise. “Meanwhile, the Arabic-language hashtag #Israel_on_fire began trending, with the majority of tweets expressing pleasure over the outbreak.” I was about to joke that it will be featured on BBC Trending soon. The joke’s on me. It is. The lighthearted, almost ... more »

Standing Rock Water Protectors Live Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Photos by Red Warrior Camp Photos: Today November 24th at Canteparte Creek ~ Standing Rock "We will not go home! We will not give up. They will have to kill us to build this black snake!" "Thank you for being good relatives!" -- Lakota grandmother this morning, on the line at the resistance and prayer circle in Mandan this morning. The true face of American's

Back to Reality: “Syria Launches Airstrikes On Turkish Troops- Turkish Soldiers Killed”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Syria Launches Airstrikes On Turkish Troops- Turkish Soldiers Killed”* by Newsroom “After months of warning Turkey to get its troops out of Syria, all of which were ignored, the Syrian Arab Army has now launched airstrikes which killed three Turkish troops, and injured ten more near the Syrian city of Aleppo. The number of dead and wounded is expected to rise. As of 4:40 AM eastern US time, Turkish President Recypt Erdogan has ordered a Press blackout of the incident and is said to be consulting with Turkish military Chiefs. An official statement from Turkey is as follows: “It has... more »

How They Do it–IDF chief rabbi nominee says he never believed rape during wartime is acceptable

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 12 hours ago
ed note–just another instance underscoring just how important the ‘virtue’ of lying is to these people, how brazen they are in their application of duplicity and how it is the very first ingredient they use in all the dishes they serve to the world, whether it is to Gentiles or to their own. JTA The nominee for […]

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Stuck in meetings this morning (AGAIN!!!!) Fortunately .... my life of doing these special projects is coming to an end this Christmas. Your happy blogger has positioned himself to get out of the rat race by then, and to focus on what I enjoy doing which is this blog, a few other web projects, and to no longer be directly involved in the family business back in Russia. Sighhh .... just thinking of that makes me happy. As for now .... blogging will return later this afternoon .... and for fans of Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs .... they will be posted a... more »

“What Drugs Was Your Thanksgiving Turkey On?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“What Drugs Was Your Thanksgiving Turkey On?”* by Martha Rosenberg "Since the mad cow and Chinese melamine scandals of the mid 2000's, a lot more people think about the food their food ate than before. But fewer people think about the drugs their food ingested. Food animal drugs seldom rate Capitol Hill hearings which is just fine with Big Pharma animals divisions since if people knew the antibiotics, heavy metals, growth promotants, vaccines, anti-parasite drugs and feed additives used on the farm, they would lose their appetite. Besides, people aren't Animal Pharma's primary cus... more »

Mosul Campaign, Day Thirty-Eight, Nov 23, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
There were no new advances announced in eastern Mosul on November 23, 2016. The Golden and 9th Divisions were still fighting over some of the newer neighborhoods it entered into over the last few weeks. Qahira was attacked, which was initially entered on November 20. There was also continued fightingin Mufti, Salam, Sabawi Younis, Palestine and Nassir. Younis Sabawi was originally attacked on November 11, Palestine on November 13, and Nassir and Mufti on November 17. In the more secure areas, the Golden Division was also trying to dismantle IEDs. A general from the unit toldthe pr... more »

"The Recipe For Greatness"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Recipe for greatness- To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man pr woman can do, and so be great." - Zane Grey

"Hangover Cures: Myth, Legend, and Fact"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Hangover Cures: Myth, Legend, and Fact" By Jason Fitzpatrick "Hangovers rank right up there with drunk dialing your angry ex as one of the least pleasant drinking-related side effects. Stave off a hangover with these before and after tips— and skip the hangover myths. Hangovers are no fun even if the events leading up to the hangover were a blast. Today we're taking a look at the various preventive measures and cures people undertake in the name of keeping hangovers away, highlighting the good, the bad, and the worthless hangover "cures". Disclaimer: Before we delve into the myths... more »

DAPL Protesters Occupy Times Square, Burn US Flag

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Over 200 Dakota Access pipeline protesters marched in New York City to honor activist Sophia Wilansky who is facing a possible arm amputation and up to 20 surgeries after pipeline security reportedly threw a concussion grenade. The 21 year old was severely injured by an explosive during clashes with police at Standing Rock in North Dakota on Sunday night. The Obama administration meanwhile, has remained silent amid mounting calls for federal authorities to intervene to stop police violence at Standing Rock after hundreds of water protectors were injured, some seriously. RT reports... more »

North Dakota Pipeline Protester May Lose Arm After Police Clashes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A 21-year-old woman is fighting to save her arm after she was severely injured by an explosive during clashes with police at Standing Rock in North Dakota on Sunday night. Sophia Wilansky, a water protector from New York claims her arm was “devastatingly injured” when a concussion grenade fired by the police exploded The woman was one of several people that activists said had been taken to hospital for their injuries after a clash between protesters and police, who also doused protesters with water cannon as temperatures dipped below freezing. CBS news reports: Wayne Wilansky sa... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... November 24 , 2016 ....... Quick Hits 1) Thanksgiving Day Here In The - Greetings For Those Who Celebrate Today. 2) Market Moving News : FX - USD , Euro & Yen In Focus : Oil - OPEC & Non Opec Positioning & Statements Before November 30th Meetings ; Turkey - Lira , Central Bank Hikes 50 bps , EP Votes To " Urge " Suspension Ot Turkey Accession To EU , Cyprus , Adana Vehicle Blast Claims 2 , 15 Injured. 3) Europe : Italy In Focus - Referendum On Constitution Reform & Threat Of Euro Referendum From 5 Star Movement ; Bank Bail-In Risk Highlighted ; Germany - Ifo Report ; Greece - Domestic & International Politics In Focus , Creditor Related Matters , Strike Update ; France In Focus - Political Update For Second Round Vote For Right ( Fillon Leads Juppe For Now. ) 3) Odds & Ends - US Political Updates , South Korea , India , Martin Schulz ( Stepping Down As EP President January 2017 ) , "Bigly Wall" Update , Libya In Focus.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Happy Thanksgiving - To All Who Celebrate Today ! Thanks giving Messages - From PEOTUS & POTUS Markets Moving News..... Asia Friday..... *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 3h 3 hours ago PBOC sets USD/CNY central rate at 6.9168 (vs. yesterday at 6.9085) *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 3h 3 hours ago Gold another big mover ... dumpy *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 4h 4 hours ago USD/JPY on the move ... higher (above 113.60) *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 4h 4 hours ago Japan - PPI (services) for October: +0.5% y/y (expected +0.3%) *ForexLive* ‏@Fore... more »

3 Turkish Soldiers Fighting in Syria Have Been Killed By A Syrian Airstrike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Syrian Warplanes Kill Turkish Soldiers Fighting in Syria* BEIRUT, Lebanon — Turkish soldiers were killed on Thursday by Syrian warplanes while fighting inside Syria for the first time since the civil war there began in 2011, the Turkish military announced. Three soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded, the military said. The troops were advancing toward Al Bab, a city in the north held by the Islamic State, close to the border with Turkey. The announcement heightened the tensions between Syria and Turkey, neighboring countries that have powerful allies. The ... more »

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Given Green Light In Florida

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Genetically modified mosquitoes could soon be unleashed in Florida. On November 19th, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District to formally approved a field trial release of genetically-modified mosquitoes. Developed by UK biotechnology firm Oxitec, the engineered mosquitoes are intended to be used in the fight against dengue fever as well as the Zika virus as they carry a gene that makes their offspring die early. New Scientist reports: By letting the GM mozzies mate with native female mosquitoes in the wild, the idea is to slash the population of mosquitoes carrying dangerous d... more »

How President-Elect Trump's Son-In-Law Helped Him Win The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Mike Segar/Reuters *Steven Bertoni, Forbes:* *Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House* It’s been one week since Donald Trump pulled off the biggest upset in modern political history, and his headquarters at Trump Tower in New York City is a 58-story, onyx-glassed lightning rod. Barricades, TV trucks and protesters frame a fortified Fifth Avenue. Armies of journalists and selfie-seeking tourists stalk Trump Tower’s pink marble lobby, hoping to snap the next political power player who steps into view. Twenty-six floors up, in the same building where washed-u... more »

Patient didn’t okay including her picture in plastic surgery paper

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A plastic surgery journal in India has retracted an article about rehabilitation following removal of an eye after a patient contacted the editors to say she hadn’t consented to publish her picture. Mukund Jagannathan, the journal’s editor-in-chief and a plastic surgeon in India, told Retraction Watch: The patient wrote to the editor, mentioning that her […] The post Patient didn’t okay including her picture in plastic surgery paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Another One

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Crawford Killian voices the frustration that many of us who spent our lives in the classroom feel in the wake of the American election: As a lifelong teacher, this really alarmed me. After all, I’d spent over 40 years trying to teach students to be critical thinkers with well-tuned bullshit detectors, able to detect a bogus argument and counter it with solid evidence. I wasn’t alone; critical thinking is built into the B.C. curriculum, and no doubt the curricula of most American schools as well. Yet here was a president-elect who was a living, breathing repudiation of what teacher... more »


Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*we have much to be thankful for this year.* *May God Bless and Keep You All* Have a wonderful day.

EU Votes To Freeze Turkish Accession Talks-NATO Destabilized

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Nasdaq* *Of course this move is politically and financially motivated- It's part of the war against Turkey.* *Surely the US okayed this move. * BRUSSELS—The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to temporarily freeze talks on Turkey's bid to join the European Union on Thursday, citing deteriorating human rights and democratic standards under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rule. The vote, which was nonbinding, underscores a deep slide in relations between the EU and Turkey and will further drain energy from accession talks that have already dragged on with limited progress f... more »

Mexican Company Offers To Build Trump’s Wall

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A Mexican cement manufacturer has offered to help President-elect Donald Trump build his wall along the US-Mexican southern border. Mexican cement maker ready to help Trump build border wall https://t.co/BsMX8jTx8A pic.twitter.com/Nqwn37ihzm — Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) November 23, 2016 Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua’s (GCC) Chief Executive Officer Enrique Escalante told Reuters. “We can’t be choosy….We’re an important producer in that area and we have to respect our clients on both sides of the border.” Trump sparked huge controversy during his election campaign when he pl... more »

President-elect Trump Is Skipping His Daily Intelligence Briefings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win* President-elect Donald Trump has received two classified intelligence briefings since his surprise election victory earlier this month, a frequency that is notably lower — at least so far — than that of his predecessors, current and former U.S. officials said. A team of intelligence analysts has been prepared to deliver daily briefings on global developments and security threats to Trump in the two weeks since he won. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, by contrast, has set aside time for intelligence b... more »

Should Democrats Be Giving Thanks That Trump May Hire Harold Ford For Something?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Between 1869 and 1970, Tennessee only elected one Republican to the U.S. Senate. That Democratic dominance was flipped on it's head in more recent decades. The last Democrat elected to represent Tennessee in the Senate was Al Gore (1990). Today, every statewide official in Tennessee is a Republican, from the governor on down. The state House has 73 Republicans and 26 Democrats and the state Senate has 28 Republicans and just 5 Democrats. There are 9 congressional seats. Seven of them are so red that Democrats can't even beat a predator doctor with an "R" next to his name who drugs... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

For the Children: Go Solar!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Oxford college is to appoint 'class liberation officer' to protect working class students from insults View comments* *This is not as pathetic as it appears. The British class system is very oppressive and working class students undoubtedly feel unfairly excluded from many activities at Oxford. Whether that can be changed is another question* Working class students at an Oxford University college are to get a 'class liberation officer' to protect them from bullying and patronising comments. Last week students at St Hilda's College voted to create the new post, backing a motion... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * *'Why Would Anyone Be Against Counting Votes?': Jill Stein on Filing for 'Recounts' in WI, MI, PA: 'BradCast' 11/23/2016 *Scandal-tainted 'mayoress of Spain' dies under cloud of corruption Russia says its missile deployment to disputed Pacific islands shouldn't hurt peace talks with Japan Can a New Administration Undo a Previous Administration's Regulations?, CRS Insight, November 21, 2016 The Obama Administration's 2014 Immigration Initiative: Looking Back at What the Obama Administration Has Done-- and Ahead to the Trump Administration, CRS Legal Sidebar, Nove... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Some matters arising from Trump's NYT interview* *The Donald's Scottish golf course has been widely praised and Trump himself seems to feel a strong connection to it. But in his NYT interview Friedman hinted that sea-level rises might flood it. Would he want his golf cause to be flooded? From what I can see the course is well and truly above sea level so that claim would probably not fly but in case parts of it are a bit low, it would be nice if someone was on hand to draw Trump's attention to the official sea level information for Aberdeen. The Trump International Golf ... more »

Oh for a British politician willing to take on biased reporters in the same way that Donald Trump does here

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/dEkePt9QKAE Oh for a British politician willing to take on biased reporters in the same way that Donald Trump does here

Under Trump, GOP to Give Space Weapons Close Look

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
*Programs to account for a significant share of defense budget boost * Roll Call Missile defense and military space programs are likely to get a substantial funding boost under the incoming Republican-dominated government, lawmakers and analysts say. Coming soon are a greater number of more capable anti-missile interceptors and radars deployed around the globe — on land, at sea and possibly in space, say these legislators and experts, several of whom have consulted with President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers. More government money will be directed at protecting U.S. satellites f... more »

BREAKING: Seduced concerning abandonment!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016Kaplan says Times got it wrong:* Reliably told that this is Thanksgiving, we're going out to clean the pasture spring. We don't expect to post again until next Monday. That said, we want to offer an instant correction of our last award-winning post. According to Fred Kaplan, Donald J. Trump *didn't* tell the New York Times that he has changed his mind about torture. Here's the shocker. According to Kaplan, the New York Times managed to misreport its own meeting with Donald J. Trump! Kaplan's report at Slate appears beneath these headlines: *Trump Has N... more »

Arriving in Vijayawada

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
*Global Network board member and organizer of our trip to India J. Narayana Rao (on right). Dave Webb from the UK on left. One Indian woman wrote Rao after the conference in Visakhapatnam and told him even thou**gh she had never met Gandhi she felt that meeting Rao was a close second. I fully agree.* We took more than a six-hour train ride south early this morning from Visakhapatnam to our next speaking spot - a community named Vijayawada. We speak here tomorrow and then head further north to Nagpur in central India before moving on to Nepal via Delhi for our final stop befor... more »

"Marine Le Pen will not put up with any nonsense from BBC reporter"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/8Sfhc_e5P88 "Sorry but don't you think it's time to stop all this propaganda" If only more politicians had the guts to call out the BBC on its propagandising.

Quote of the Day: On socialism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 18 hours ago
*“Socialism must commence with an enormous act of theft. Those who seriously want to steal must be prepared to kill those whom they plan to rob.” *~ George Reisman,from the section ‘The Necessity of Evil Means to Achieve Socialism’ in his book *Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics* [Hat tip Anoop Verma] .. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Scott and Shackleton logbooks prove Antarctic sea ice is not shrinking 100 years after expeditions

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Green Sand http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/11/24/scott-shackleton-logbooks-prove-antarctic-sea-ice-not-shrinking/ An interesting article in the Telegraph: Antarctic sea ice had barely changed from where it was 100 years ago, scientists have discovered, after pouring over the logbooks of great polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton. Experts were concerned that […]

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 - 18 hours ago
Markets...... Asia For Thursday....... *Christophe Barraud* ‏@C_Barraud 2m 2 minutes ago #China #CNY | Renminbi weakens to 6.92 against dollar - FT - http:// on.ft.com/2gjyVYF *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hour ago Japan Leading Index Sep F: 100.3 (est. 100.5, prev. 100.5) -Coincident Indicator (MoM) Sep F: 112.7 (prev. 112.1) *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago China on the killing of TPP - "Go ahead ... make my day" *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago ForexLive Asia FX news: USD maintains its strength *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiL... more »

MSNBC have a realisation that has so far still eluded the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/nbjPJsqvLjo Of course 50 million Americans aren't racists but the BBC still cling to that narrative

"Best Of The Young Turks Election Day Meltdown 2016 From smug to utterly devastated"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/p6HxesGeZzY Whenever you feel at all depressed, watch this video and your spirits will be lifted. I especially enjoy the way The Young Turks turn on Hillary Clinton as the worst candidate. If she was so bad why were you supporting her?

"Popular vote" and "number of electoral votes" don't commute

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
I have dedicated several blog posts to the attitude of Trump critics to the elections. The biased media coverage and polls (yesterday, during a public debate in the bank, I noticed how much the anti-Trump and similar self-evidently unjustified biases are widespread even among top bank analysts etc.) and the emotionally immature reactions by the leftists were given some room. But there's another unsurprising dimension of the leftists' denial of their loss: attacks on the mathematics. While Scott Aaronson sent thousands of dollars to sponsor a recount in three states (WI, MI, PA; left... more »

"Sarah Palin: "I Was Not Allowed" To Tell The Truth About Obama In 2008 (July, 26 2013)"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/ujYfbuKt22o Sarah Palin was viciously destroyed by the mainstream media. Watch this video to see the real Sarah Palin, not the idiot she was portrayed as, is she?

"Syrian Immigrant Migrants Attack 60 Minutes Crew In Sweden"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/iF-SjHuOTOM Thanks Angela Merkel and others, your idiotic policy of importing young disaffected mostly men from Somalia is really helping destroy Western Europe.

Pipeline and Coal-Fired Power Plant Alarmism

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 19 hours ago
In view of the recent controversy about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Paul Driessen post I just recently put up called Pipeline Anarchy, I want to refer back to a post of mine in November 2011 called Democrat Socialism, Energy, and Pipeline Hysteria. One of the points I made was that the U.S. was already extensively filled with oil and gas pipelines. Many of them were old and were not nearly as safe as the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline or as the Dakota Access Pipeline. It makes little sense to prevent the building of these pipelines on safety or environmental grounds, since t... more »

A reminder of the Benghazi Attack

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

Bill Maher: Trump won because of PC liberals

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/y3-uNxmNj5o Interesting

Fake News ‘Epidemic’ Turn Out To Be False

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The recent furor around the prevalence of fake news on social media turns out to be based on fake news stories published by the mainstream media. According to President Obama, fake news is so bad that it threatens democracy itself. This is all based on articles published by outlets such as Buzzfeed who suggest that fake news websites beat ‘real’ news by obtaining more ‘shares’ and ‘likes’ during the recent election cycle. Richmond.com reports: There are at least two problems with this. First, the epidemic of fake news is overstated. Second, fake news is far from new. The Washingt... more »

There is an incredible theory that a Brexit won't actually happen

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This particular issue remains open. Part of the problem is that so much is opinion rather than an accepted doctrine. Recall that over sixty percent of the electorate chose not to vote. Why? Was it not important to them? Pragmatically, the referendum was really a request to open negotiations however else it is described, because that is all that actually could be voted on. The same essentially holds true for the proposed breakup of a country. Thus the task revolves back to the electors to negotiate a exit. What it does not obviously do is provide carte blanch as to the terms... more »

NASA Satellite Imagery Reveals Shocking Proof of Climate Engineering

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: nasa-satellite-imagery-reveals-shocking-proof-of-climate-engineering-rf-frequency-2] Nice story line but no comparable and no mention of alternative explanations. Surely we have ample coverage pre HAARP. If anything the global distribution of standing waves suggest natural drivers. At the same time we know that HAARP is about resonance. and standing waves are what we might expect. So plausibility actually exists but that is certainly not proof. What is described is broad climatic intervention and that may happen but not on the scale assumed here. We are a l... more »

Five things that Explain Donald Trump’s Stunning Presidential Election Victory

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Slowly but surely the press is coming to grips with the decisive nature of Trump's victory. The politicians will take quite a bit longer. I always thought that he could do it but admit that i did not then know how he could do it. How is well worth deep study. It was in fact amazing and surprising all the way through. That his most unhappy detractors are saying as much says much as well. He is forcing them all to respect him. Quite rightly many of the manipulators also truly fear him as well because they know that he may well come hunting. They feel the bullseye on their ba... more »

War On Cash Strikes India

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
No one has actually noticed what is happening here but there is also something else going unmentioned here. It is that Pakistan has engaged in massive counterfeiting to flood the Rupee market. As all cash hoards will usually reflect illegal activity it is no wonder this step is been taken. Do note that you merely deposit your funds at the bank if you have nothing to hide. Not a good idea if it can never be explained.. Thus we wipe our counterfeit supply and illegal stashes in the same move. Canada eliminated 1000 dollar bills a few years back to mainly inconvenience drug d... more »

Clinton Plans Coup D’etat – Officially Challenges Election Results

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The Clinton campaign are planning a Coup D’etat, attempting to change the outcome of the election by bulling electoral college voters into disavowing Trump and demanding a recount. Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief John Podesta may be about to demand a recount of votes in several key states in a last desperate bid to secure the White House for Hillary. Breitbart.com reports: Reports from several sources revealed on November 22 that Clinton campaign chief John Podesta was taking meetings with a group claiming it had discovered “irregularities” in several counties of some of the stat... more »

CIA Come Clean About JFK Assassination ‘Conspiracy’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Newly declassified CIA files show that conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK are true and have been covered up for years. In 2015, the CIA released a declassified report proving that CIA director John McCone deliberately withheld information from the public regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: As Politico noted, according to the report by CIA historian David Robarge, McCone, who died in 1991, was at the heart of a “benign cover-up” at the spy agency, intended to keep the commission focused on “what the Agency believe... more »

Trump Bans ‘Nonesense’ Nasa Climate Change Research

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump plans to ban all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a no-nonsense approach to “politicized science”, his senior adviser has said. Former Rep. Bob Walker is planning to to end NASA’s research into climate change and shift their focus to “deep space” investigation. The Guardian reports: Bob Walker, a senior Trump campaign adviser, said there was no need for Nasa to do what he has previously described as “politically correct environmental monitoring”. “We see Nasa in an exploration role, in deep space research,” Walker told the Guardian. “Earth-centric s... more »

Russia's Trains With Nuclear Missiles Will Be Deployed In 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Russia successfully tests stealth NUKE TRAIN that can travel 1,500 miles a day and blend in with other locomotives before launching its missile * * The nuke trains will be disguised as ordinary passenger or freight trains * A successful test launch was carried out at the Plesetsk cosmodrome * The Barguzin 'railway-based combat rocket system' is expected to come into operation between 2018 and 2020 Russia is developing a secret nuke train, which can travel 1,500 miles in a day towards Putin's enemies before launching rockets. The trains, packed with ballistic missil... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Now Over Two Million

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 22 hours ago
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Six electors vow to cast ballots against states’ popular vote

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Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
I'm thankful 4our wonderful #Military who will be protecting us as we spend time w/our families in our comfortable homes! 😘#Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/qmYQu4JsPN — S͙c͙a͙r͙l͙e͙t͙t͙ (@ScarlettDear1) November 24, 2016

The U.S. Marines Are Experimenting With Putting Suppressors On The Guns Of An Entire Infantry Battalion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A U.S. Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment utilizes a suppressor while providing security on a company attack range in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 21, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sarah N. Petrock) *Washington Times*:* Marine Corps experiment silences entire infantry battalion’s weapons* ‘It revolutionizes the way we fight’ The U.S. Marine Corps is attempting a unique experiment that pairs the deadly — but typically loud — fire power of an infantry battalion with silence. Maj. Gen. John Love of 2nd Marine Division out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, is ... more »

US Regime Change in Malaysia: Bersih 5

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*November 24, 2016 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Malaysia finds itself weathering yet another foreign-backed color revolution, with the color of choice being the "yellow shirts" of Bersih supporters. Bersih was created by the United States government and the political alliance of convicted and currently jailed Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim. The front organized its first rally in 2007, and has since then organized four more with the most recent taking place this month. Over the years, Bersih has morphed, being co-opted both by elements of the very government it is attempting to o... more »

Petronas PNW LNG-- Petronas Is out of British Columbia -Petronas to Develop Iranian LNG

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
*[image: Protesters wearing yellow shirts in Kuala Lumpur hold up cartoons]* (Tens of thousands march in Malaysia demanding Najib Razak step down, the stench of corruption is wafting across the Pacific Ocean and is now permeating Rich Coleman's ministry) *Prince Rupert News in Brief: Nov. 23* *November 23, 2016 · Updated 11:56 AM * *Minister Coleman details PNW timeline* *Pacific NorthWest LNG’s investors are scheduled to complete their total review of the project and surrounding market conditions, and decide on the immediate fate of the project in summer 2017.* *That was the message g... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama attends the pardoning of National Thanksgiving turkey accompanied by his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S. November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Chellis Glendinning : Los indígenas del Oceti Sakowin

Cecilia Colome at The Rag Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

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

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"Be Thankful..."

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

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

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

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Gumby's Close Encounter

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Markets...... Asia For Thursday....... *Christophe Barraud* ‏@C_Barraud 2m 2 minutes ago #China #CNY | Renminbi weakens to 6.92 against dollar - FT - http:// on.ft.com/2gjyVYF *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hour ago Japan Leading Index Sep F: 100.3 (est. 100.5, prev. 100.5) -Coincident Indicator (MoM) Sep F: 112.7 (prev. 112.1) *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago China on the killing of TPP - "Go ahead ... make my day" *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 2h 2 hours ago ForexLive Asia FX news: USD maintains its strength *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiL... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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Estacada, Oregon, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Czeslaw Milosz, "Hope"

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

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