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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

29 November - Blogs I'm Following

10:45 pm MST

Not Every Trump Voter Is A Freeloader-- But The Most Economically Productive Areas All Voted Against Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 44 minutes ago
According to a Nov. 10th poll conducted by Pollfish, 23% of Trump supporters would have voted for Democratic hopeful, Bernie Sanders, based on his commitment to fight for the middle class and against large corporations. The same poll shows some regret already. 32% of Trump voters thought he wouldn't actually win and now 11% say if they had it to do over again, they wouldn't vote for him! When asked to describe the reason they chose to cast a vote for so flawed a candidate, "better of two evil," "America needs change" and "I voted against Hillary" were some of the most popular sent... more »

Erdogan pleads Guilty to Illegal Syrian Aggression: Is this a Plea Bargain with Russia????

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 2 hours ago
*Turkey's President Erdogan* “In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. *Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No*. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army,” said Erdogan, as reported by Hurriyet Daily News. The Free Syrian Army is a moderate rebel group. As Quoted in *Breitbart News* Everyone is crapping their pants tonight about Erdogan's admission that his military is in Syria for t... more »

Turkey To Assassinate Assad – World Prepares For World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised troops in Syria to assassinate President Bashar Assad, which experts have warned will spark a war between Turkey and Russia. “We entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” Erdogan announced at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul. Russia has previously warned that any nation attempting to remove Assad will be met by the full force of the Russian military. With Turkey being a full member of NATO, the organisation is bound by A... more »

There would be some question in my mind about NATO being bound to aid Turkish aggression - though it might well choose to do so. Erdogan is not just being nuts. The Kurdish question caused No Fly Zones in Iraq before Desert Storm, the Kurds being a sizable population in Turkey as well as an quasi independent country these days. PKK terrorists/freedom fighters/insurrectionists fighting against empire for Kurdish independence have been a destabilizing force inside Turkey for decades...part of why Saddam Hussein was originally put in power in Iraq : to keep the peace by keeping the Kurds down.

Straining belief in coincidence

In one of the most chilling UFO-related incidents of the year, a series of ominous lights have been seen by numerous witnesses in Turkey Sunday night, fuelling fears that a possible extraterrestrial attack might soon be taking place. The mysterious objects, which were very similar in appearance to the famous Phoenix Lights incident back in 1997, have been sighted by witnesses all over the Middle Eastern country, resulting in the hashtag #ufoattacktoturkey immediately trending on Twitter. What was particularly disturbing, however, was the fact that Twitter immediately started removing photos and tweets related to the incident hours after the hashtag trended.
Despite the apparent Twitter censorship, however, the incident has captured the attention and interest of the whole world,

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3751362/ufo-attack-turkey-mass-sighting-twitter-cover-up/#TPbHDz9Ap8P50Xhv.99

Facebook Staff Quit Amid Unprecedented ‘Alt Media’ Censorship

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Facebook’s war on so-called “fake news” has resulted in a number of staff walking out and quitting the social media giant in disgust, according to the New York Times. As social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Google crackdown on free speech, employees have begun speaking out against the sneaky tactics being employed to rid the internet of diversity. According to engineers, Facebook have begun tweaking their algorithm to blacklist many alternative media websites that question establishment views. Csglobe.com reports: Many of the sites are also financially depend... more »

Merkel Influenced U.S. Elections, Gave Clinton Taxpayers Money

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Angela Merkel has been caught funnelling over $5 million of German taxpayers money to the Clinton Foundation in an underhanded effort to try and influence the recent U.S. elections. Between July and September 2016, Merkel gave millions of German taxpayers money to the Clinton Foundation, according to German newspaper Die Welt. Legalinsurrection.com reports: According to a newly surfaced donor list, the Clinton charity received around $5 million from Germany’s Ministry for Environment. Ministry’s spokesperson said that they had “very positive experience” with the Clinton Foundation... more »

ISIS Claim Responsibility For Ohio Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Ohio State University that resulted in 11 people being stabbed and 1 person shot dead. The Islamic State described 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who carried out the attack, as one of its “soldiers.” Breitbart.com reports: The Islamic State’s al-Amaq news agency issued a statement making the claim. Vocativ notes that ISIS often makes dubious claims of responsibility for terrorist attacks, but also points out that official Islamic State media released a video encouraging “lone wolf” terror attacks on Saturday, specifi... more »

Online Porn Banned In UK As Digital Economy Bill Passes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The House of Common has passed a Bill that effectively bans porn in the United Kingdom, requiring users to register before viewing anything deemed ‘adult’. The Orwellian new rules will prohibit most sex acts from being depicted in videos and pictures online, and any other type of sex will require strict age verification before they are shown to the user. The Digital Economy Bill has been criticized as making the internet in the UK more restricted than China. Belfasttelegraph.co.uk reports: It will also put into law new rules that will allow videos depicting unusual practices from... more »

Treasure Quest - Snake Island: A New Height of Nonsense

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
This is becoming like shooting fish in a barrel and in the last episode they provided so many set ups that I couldn’t resist just one more commentary on the show. But first, I missed a bet with the week three show entitled, “Treasure Found.” This was a lie since they found no treasure. Oh, sure, they were shown a silver bar that seemed to have been created by the Jesuits, but there was nothing to prove that it had a thing to do with the Treasure of the Trinity. Then they paid the black market guy a thousand bucks to tell them where it came from and he pointed them to Argentina. Je... more »

On Categorical And Hypothetical Imperatives

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 3 hours ago
*Virtues and Vices and other Essays in Moral Philosophy* *Philippa Foot* In *Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals* Immanuel Kant has said that moral judgements are categorical, not hypothetical, imperatives. Was Kant right? In her essay “Morality as a system of Hypothetical imperatives” (*Virtues and Vices and other Essays in Moral Philosophy*), Philippa Foot looks at Kant’s theory of categorical and hypothetical imperatives. She points out that moral judgements have no better claim to be categorical imperatives than do hypothetical imperatives such as the statements about matt... more »

ET Disclosure Lite – Wikileaks and Other Admissions That We’re Not Alone

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - For years we've been hearing first hand accounts of close encounters. The post ET Disclosure Lite – Wikileaks and Other Admissions That We’re Not Alone appeared first on Waking Times.

India’s currency chaos

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
[image: India-Currency] So what’s going on with the Indian government’s crackdown on cash? Their sudden decision to demonetise 87% of the country’s currency (notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 all in people’s personal possession) is as historic a decision as it is destructive --- messing up the country’s financial system; denying wages to the millions of day labourers paid in cash; destroying the perishable stocks of farmers and vendors suddenly unable to sell fresh produce – not to mention that close to 50 deaths have been attributed to the sudden demonetisation. This has affected ... more »

Corrupt Conservative Giveaway For Drug Corporations Coming Down The Pike

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Now that the TPP is dead-- at least for now-- and won't be coming up in the lame duck, the Republicans were looking for a way to thank their K Street buddies for all the cash they poured into the elections. In fact, they also wanted to help the prescription drug corporations for the same reason. So... instead of a TPP in the lame duck, we get Fred Upton's 21st Century Cures bill again. (It passed the House in July of 2015 and then died in the Senate.) This cycle Drug corporations put $25,939,569 into congressional races-- about $14.7 million to Republicans and about $11.2 million ... more »

Alexander The Large

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
I am not the god of your fathers. I am the hidden stone and break all hearts. Break open your own heart. Come from below. Rise unto the heights, descend again with knowledge. You must return below. 13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, *I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?* 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, *Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. *Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the wate... more »

Musical Interlude: Jeff Bjorck, “Desert Cloudburst”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Jeff Bjorck, “Desert Cloudburst” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkEzynnbfXA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Why is there a bridge between these two spiral galaxies? Made of gas and stars, the bridge provides strong evidence that these two immense star systems have passed close to each other and experienced violent tides induced by mutual gravity. Known together as Arp 240 but individually as NGC 5257 and NGC 5258, computer modelling and the ages of star clusters indicate that the two galaxies completed a first passage near each other only about 250 million years ago. *Click image for larger size.* Gravitational tides not only pulled away matter, they compress gas and so caused star forma... more »

The Poet: Grace Schulman, “Blessed Is The Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Blessed Is The Light”* “Blessed is the light that turns to fire, and blessed the flames that fire makes of what is burns. Blessed the inexhaustible sun, for it feeds the moon that shines but does not burn. Praised be hot vapors in earth's crust, for they force up mountains that explode as molten rock and cool like love remembered. Holy is the sun that strikes sea, for surely as water burns life and death are one. Holy the sun, maker of change, for it melts ice into water that bruises mountains, honing peaks and carving gullies. Sacred is the mountain that promises permanence but chan... more »

Chet Raymo, “Take My Arm”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Take My Arm”* by Chet Raymo “I'm sure I have referenced here before the poems of Grace Schulman, she who in inhabits that sweet melancholy place between "the necessity and impossibility of belief." Between, too, the necessity and impossibility of love. Belief and love. They have so much in common, yet are as distinct as self and other. How strange that two people can hitch their lives together, on a whim, say, or wild intuition, knowing little if nothing about the other's hiddenness, about things that even the other does not fully understand and couldn’t articulate even if he di... more »

Tecumseh, "Live Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of liv... more »

"A Look to the Human Spirit"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"What are these humans doing? Dancing. Many humans on Earth exhibit periods of happiness, and one method of displaying happiness is dancing. Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Above, Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, started dancing, and filmed the result. The video is perhaps a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species. Happiness is frequently contagious - few people are able to watch the above video without smiling." - http://apod.nasa.gov... more »

Kinder Morgan pipeline spill in Burnaby 2007

Alison at Creekside - 4 hours ago
A 10-meter geyser of crude oil spewed from a broken Kinder Morgan pipeline in a Burnaby neighbourhood in July 2007. Eight homes were flooded and 92 were put on evacuation notice. Part of the TransMountain Pipeline system, the broken pipeline was carrying crude oil from a pipeline terminal at the foot of Burnaby Mountain to a tanker-loading facility on Burrard Inlet. After four years in court, Kinder Morgan pled guilty. Justin Trudeau's new Kinder Morgan pipeline will ship 900,000 barrels of dilbit a day from Alberta through the same neighbourhood to the supertankers waiting in Bu... more »

Standing Rock: Do Something to Help

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
The police in North Dakota are now threatening to go in and destroy the water protectors camp at Standing Rock. Large numbers of veterans from around the country are presently making their way to Standing Rock to stand alongside the people. It will be interesting to see how the police deal with that. In the meantime you can make a phone call to defend the native people. See below by Penobscot nation (Maine) member Sherri Mitchell. *Sherri Mitchell - Wena'gamu'gwasit* Custer’s Ghost Rides again- This time he’s riding in on the back of a big black snake. On December 5th, which i... more »

Erdogan Admits Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria Is To Oust Assad

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has admitted that the reason Turkish troops are inside Syria is to oust the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad. He said “We entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. We didn’t enter for any other reason,” according to the Hurriyet daily news. Turkish troops entered Syria in August, launching operation Euphrates Shield. Ground troops and air power were deployed to northern parts of the country, with the stated goal of retaking areas held by ISIS. The operation has been widely criticized both by the Syrian K... more »

Castro’s Dead: Here’s What His Tombstone Should Say…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Fidel Castro, as you certainly know by now, is dead. And, says Chris Campbell in this guest post, there are some things that really must be inscribed on his tombstone.* ------------------------------ Although we’re not ones to engage in schadenfreude or death celebration, we certainly won’t act like Fidel Castro was some kind of hero. But that’s just us. The US Green Party’s Jill Stein, who just won the lottery (what is it? $7 million now?) by tricking people into funding her “recount” (and, surprise, missing the Pennsylvania filing date), tweeted this about Castro: “Fidel... more »

A Welcome Incursion

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 6 hours ago
As I'm pretty sure I mentioned in a previous post, during my last trip down to Calgary I picked up a new camera so hopefully we will now see some improvements in picture quality. It's much easier to do some posts about my birding excursions when I have a half-decent camera to use. (I've actually started to give some thought to starting another blog devoted just to birding, but we shall see.) Ironically, now that I have a new camera I haven't really been able to use it all that much, partly because we are seriously lacking in sunlight here with the sun setting just before 4pm and... more »

Standing Rock: Water Protectors Galvanizing Present, Creating New Generation, says University of Arizona Panel

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Indigenous youth, attorneys and professors celebrate Standing Rock water protectors and the inspiration of a new generation By Brenda Norrell Censored News copyright TUCSON, Arizona -- The water protectors of Standing Rock are galvanizing the present and creating new futures for Native Americans who return to the frontlines boldly, regardless of being shot with rubber bullets, hit with

Queen Elizabeth Threatens The Crown Over ‘Murdered’ Princess Diana Script

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Netflix drama The Crown is set to reveal the truth about the late Princess Diana’s death, and production insiders reveal that Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace are on the warpath. The warts-and-all series has been praised for its intimate, realistic portrayal of the Queen Elizabeth’s early years. Though the first season of The Crown portrayed the young Queen in a sympathetic light, future episodes of the script have raised alarms in Buckingham Palace and senior palace staff have objected to the way scandals will be presented to the public. Palace advisors demanded to see spec ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Umm Al Fahm, Haifa, Israel. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Opening of Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Opening of Eyes"* "That day I saw beneath dark clouds The passing light over the water, And I heard the voice of the world speak out. I knew then as I have before, Life is no passing memory of what has been, Nor the remaining pages of a great book Waiting to be read. It is the opening of eyes long closed. It is the vision of far off things, Seen for the silence they hold. It is the heart after years of secret conversing Speaking out loud in the clear air. It is Moses in the desert fallen to his knees Before the lit bush. It is the man throwing away his shoes As if to enter heaven ... more »

“The Mirroring World: We Are Like Nature”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Mirroring World: We Are Like Nature”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm “As humans our lives are completely intertwined with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Nature is a mirror, inspiring and teaching us, deepening our sense of belonging in the world. Wherever you look, you can see that our patterns and the patterns of the natural world are the same. You can find this resonance in every form, from molecules to plants and animals and to planets. We live our lives according to the same principles as the trees, the mountains, the clouds, and the birds. We begin our lives in the wo... more »

"Butterflies..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

How To Defeat Trump Every Single Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
What did Trump voters-- his potential victims-- enable on Nov. 8? In their mad dash to get even with the hated establishment, they unleashed something much worse. First I want to point out an OpEd by over 100 Jewish historians from universities all over America in last week's *Jewish Journal*. "As scholars of Jewish history," they wrote, "we are acutely attuned to the fragility of democracies and the consequences for minorities when democracies fail to live up to their highest principles... Hostility to immigrants and refugees strikes particularly close to home for us as historian... more »

All major parties agree we must fix the housing crisis. Latest figures show we're still not even trying

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 7 hours ago
There is one thing that all major parties are, and have always been, in unanimous agreement on. Fixing the never-ending housing crisis. The benefits would cascade into other big vote winners. Take these three. Sensible house prices leave more money in everyone's pockets to boost the rest of the economy. Being low paid will hurt less. And a major house building programme away from London and

All Eyes On al-Bab: Putin Confirms- No Russian Jets Struck Turkish Soldiers

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* Not a totally terrible article from the Independent* "The attacks, less than a mile from the Turkish frontier, are in reaction to what is unfolding 30 miles to the north. Three forces which have been engaged in a bitter struggle against each other in Syria’s civil war are closing in on a city which is a strategic prize for an offensive on Raqqa. Rebel Sunni Arab fighters of the FSA ( Free Syrian Army) with Turkish military backing; A Kudish led alliance with American advisors and air support and the regime’s army with Russian backing are closing in on al-Bab in Aleppo Province. A... more »

Thousands Of Veterans Sign Up To Defend Standing Rock

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
US veterans are signing up in droves to join DAPL protests at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The temporary campsite of the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters is set to close by Dec 5. The newly formed group “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” are calling on veterans to nonviolently stand up to militarized law enforcement at the site. Since its initial call to action, the veterans’ movement has grown exponentially. Anti Media reports: Last week, the Facebook event, which was launched by Army veteran Wesley Clark Jr. and former Marine and Baltimore cop-turned-reformis... more »

Britain’s Draconian Surveillance Bill Becomes Law

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Britain’s intelligence agencies and police have been given unprecedented levels of power regarding the surveillance of its citizens after the Investigatory Powers Act, dubbed the ‘snooper’s charter’ officially become law. The Bill was given royal assent on Tuesday, meaning that the government’s sweeping surveillance rules will now pass into law in 2017. The new surveillance law requires web and phone companies to store everyone’s web browsing histories for 12 months and give the police, security services and official agencies unprecedented access to the data. It also gives securit... more »

The Lessons Of Lysenko

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://rogerhelmermep.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/the-lessons-of-lysenko/ An excellent post by Roger Helmer, who is, for those who don’t know, UKIP MEP for East Midlands: Following the death of Fidel Castro, it’s perhaps a good time to think about the malign impacts of totalitarian government, and the damage that political agendas can do to […]

Close To The Bone!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/ This is the UK grid status at 6pm today. Demand is close to going into the red. According the Gridwatch tag: The amber warning represents the demand level that cannot be reliably met by wood or fossil burning, or nuclear generation, but must be augmented by imports, or […]

Ninjaneering the Matrix: Ideological Revolution and Strategic Defiance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Revolution begins with a raging fire and ends with a resurrected Phoenix. The post Ninjaneering the Matrix: Ideological Revolution and Strategic Defiance appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump hack explains what a landslide is!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016This shit is allowed on the air:* To what extent has our journalistic and intellectual culture hit rock bottom? Check that: To what extent has our culture been *allowed* to hit rock bottom? To what extent has our journalistic culture ceased to exist? For a thought-provoking example, consider the "discussion" which aired last night on CNN. Don Lemon was asking one of his network's stable of Trump hacks to answer a basic question. Why in the world is Donald J. Trump saying he won a "landslide?" He actually *lost* the popular vote, and the electoral vote wa... more »

Fukushima Looks Terrible and Japan Will Re-Start Reactors at the Sendai Plant

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
November 30, 2016 00.09 November 30, 2016 4:44 No coverage of the ice-wall anywhere. Even after last week's very significant earthquakes, it looks as if the Sendai plant is going to be re-started: Governor under fire as Sendai nuclear reactor likely to restart. The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201611290066.html KAGOSHIMA—Anti-nuclear activists are castigating Governor Satoshi Mitazono, saying the politician has retreated from his campaign promises regarding the planned restart of a nuclear reactor in the prefecture. Despite stressing that he would take a ... more »

Brexiters Less Likely to Change Underwear Daily

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Many props to Mike Smithson for spotting this and letting folks know about it. A case of correlation and not causation? I park it here without comment and for your information.

LNG-Site C-Phony Press Releases-BC Liberal Bullshit Exposed

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
Tune in Wednesday night and listen to CanadianGlen and Grant discuss the burning issues facing British Columbia... The myth of LNG riches debunked... The economic boondoggle Site C....The bankrupting of BC Hydro and financial threats to Hydro ratepayers Kinder Morgan...The prosperity myth exposed, ..The real environmental risks highlighted, you can't undo the damge of a bitumen spill in waterways The never-ending Christy Clark ad nauseum election 2017 called out for what it is...nauseating, desperate, lied-filled....and as usual, BC Liberals promising to fix the problems they ... more »

Iran Nearly Provokes WW3 After US Military Helicopter Flies off the Coast of Iran

RUSSIA INSIDER – War: What is it good for, aside from massive profits for Raytheon and Lockheed Martin and scaring your diabetic population into total submission? But sometimes war is practically inevitable, especially when friendly U.S. military helicopters are nearly blown up by Iranian gunboats in the Strait of Hormuz, which is a peaceful, international waterway […]

Media Silent as House Passes Resolution for Syrian No-Fly Zone — Provoking War with Russia

RUSSIA INSIDER – Establishment of a no-fly zone is the next crucial step toward full-scale war. It would mean Syrian planes could not fly in their own airspace and would bring the disturbing prospect of U.S. planes shooting down Russian planes — which are operating there on invitation from Syria to help battle ISIS. Soon after the […]

Russia marks ‘International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people’

ed note–just a lil’ something to chew on mentally the next time some self-proclaimed ‘expert’ within the ‘movement’ makes the claim that Putin/Russia are in Israel’s back pocket and that they are ‘secretly’ working for the Jews. Yes, they are only words, but they are fighting words and are backed up with action, most notably […]

What kind of person is Donald J. Trump?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016Kevin Drums asks, we answer:* Kevin Drum asks a good question today. Then too, he asks a dumb question. Drum reviews the crazy behavior in which Donald J. Trump 1) insists that he won an electoral college "landslide," and 2) insists that he won the popular vote, once you eliminate all the illegal voters. In the face of that craziness, Drum asks a good question. It's also a fairly dumb question: DRUM (11/29/16): *What kind of person is so unhinged that even though he won a presidential election, he goes nuts when he's reminded that he lost the popular vo... more »

How a researcher’s request to correct one paper turned into 19 retractions

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Last year, a cancer researcher wrote to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, asking to correct one of his papers. The journal responded by requesting the raw data used to prepare his figures. Then, in a follow-up request, it asked for raw data behind the figures in 20 additional published articles. And when all was said and […] The post How a researcher’s request to correct one paper turned into 19 retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Technology: "Virtual Reality: The 'Walking Dead' Are Real"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The 'Walking Dead' Are Real"* by Gerald Celente "The ongoing explosion of advanced virtual-reality technology has a strong foundation to build on- a culture, a world, especially among millennials and those even younger, primed to become fully addicted to unreality.The smartphone and all its comparable cousins, not even a decade old, are the source of numerous studies confirming a generation increasingly addicted to their devices. Scores of studies around the globe are building consensus that digital addiction is real, growing- and wrought with physical and psychological effects. ... more »

Would you use a nuclear waste diamond battery in your smartphone?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
University of Bristol, U.K., published an inspiring press release a few days ago, ‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed And they added the following video yesterday: Graphite blocks are used to moderate reactions in nuclear reactors. If you study what's happening with them, you will find out that some of the ordinary carbon-12 in these blocks is turning into the radioactive carbon-14, especially on the surface of these blocks. OK, so why wouldn't you pick some of this carbon-14 and play with it? You may isolate the carbon-14 nuclei by evaporating the... more »

Ohio Attacker: What They Really Mean by "Influenced by Islam"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
*November 29, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Somali immigrant Abdul Razak Ali Artan is alleged to have carried out an attack, injuring 11 until he was eventually shot dead by police. Alleged alternative media platform, Breitbart News, immediately set to work to link the attack to "Islam" and "refugees" in articles like, "Ohio State Attacker Posted Anti-US Screed to Facebook Movements Before Attack." It mirrors similar, cherry-picked journalism Breitbart used to cover another attack carried out by a Somali-American in Minnesota earlier this year, in a wider campaign both Breitbart, ... more »

PEACE BEGINS WITH US ALONG WTH INSIGHT AND EMPATHY

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*A young Israeli boy and his Palestinian friend realize that their bond of love and friendship supersedes any cultural or religious animosity and hatred. * *Only the children can lead us out of this dark hole the world has dug for itself for only children are capable of seeing through the heart and can somehow sense that our perilous path towards mutual self-destruction is not their path ~ for they sense, as I know, their oneness with a **Unified Field of love, joy and soul consciousness which exists not only deepest within ourselves but also beyond time and space. A Unifi... more »

Warning: This live feed could be dangerous to your schedule...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*but I'm posting it anyway.* People watching is one of my all time favorite things to do. Right Side Broadcasting Network has set up cameras in the Trump Tower lobby for the ultimate people watching experience - the Trump Tower Elevator Cam. This seriously beats our local Osprey cam. RSBN is nice enough to scan the whole lobby area ever so often and many of the Trump peeps stop to talk to them. This morning I saw Olympia Snow arriving and Kellyanne Conway leaving dressed in another fabulous outfit. I had no idea she was so tall and willowy. Her clothes are impeccable. Yeah, I... more »

Wash Post Promotes Shadowy Website That Accuses 200 Publications of Being Russian Propaganda Plants

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Blacklists, that is.* *by Gaius Publius* *Russia is an enemy of freedom, as is China. So too is the globalized wealth regime, which wants every dime on the planet for its own. It's a three-handed bloody game played by the giants among us for wealth, power and prizes.The rest of us, the non-giants — you, me, Assange, al-Assad, Ghaddafi; all the suffering angry in Ferguson, Yemen, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam; the soon-to-be-drowned or driven-out Pacific Islanders and Bangladeshi; the refugee poor and middle class everywhere in the world — are simply caught in the net, either... more »

While the Cat's Away? Israel Plots Largest Settlement In SYRIAN Occupied Golan

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Still waiting for an answer to the question posed in today's earlier post? *:* Egyptian Troops in Syria? " These Allegations Exist Only In the Imagination Of Those Who Promote Them"* *"The priority is that we support the national armies to impose control over the territory, deal with the extremists, and impose the necessary stability in Libya, Syria and Iraq," he said.* *"When you refer to the National Army in Syria, do you mean the Syrian army?" the presenter asked, to which Sisi replied: "Yes."* *Can someone explain how it is that quoted statement turned into Egyptian boots on t... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Of Sound Mind..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.” - Paul Valéry, “Mauvaises Pensées et Autres”, 1942

Controversial gene-editing study flagged by Nature journal

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Nature Biotechnology has issued an editorial expression of concern (EOC) for a widely criticized study describing a potentially invaluable new lab tool. The EOC mentions the lack of reproducibility of the gene-editing technique, known as NgAgo. Alongside it, the journal has published a correspondence which includes data from three separate research groups that cast doubt on […] The post Controversial gene-editing study flagged by Nature journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"Why Is There So Much Pain and Suffering?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Why Is There So Much Pain and Suffering?" By Fred Pauser "Mother Teresa said, “Suffering is a gift of God.” Well, it may be true that suffering tends to build character, but it also sometimes builds bitterness and criminals. In any case, we would naturally prefer to do without it, especially the extreme forms of it. We can derive much toward answering the question from a basic knowledge of the evolution of life. Ernst Mayr succinctly summed up the process of natural selection: “Natural selection is a two-step process: (1) variations produced, and (2) variations sorted, with the e... more »

US authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Amid surge in anti-Muslim hate crimes, missives called Muslims ‘vile and filthy,’ praised Donald Trump ed note–as much as we would love to autonomically consign all of this to the usual explanation, which is that it is all the typical business of Israel’s 5th column in America out to pull the Islamic community into an ‘alliance’ […]

IS ALEX JONES BECOMING A PROBLEM FOR PRESIDENT- ELECT DONALD TRUMP?

ed note–Trump’s dallying with certain elements, notably Alex Jones and the ‘White’ nationalists, was a necessary evil during the campaign season done in order to achieve 2 goals– 1. To rally a growing number of people in this country who understand (or who are at least beginning to understand) that the entire system is corrupt, […]

With his appointments, Trump may be ‘institutionalizing conflict’ within the White House

An administration comprising a ‘team of rivals’ could represent an attempt to keep any single staff member from rising to the top ed note–now that we have crossed over the 1 billion mark in terms of panic-laden emails/comments from readers concerning Trump’s prospective cabinet appointments, maybe this article will explain a little better what Trump may […]

Israel Faces War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall

HAARETZ – A war crimes suit was filed in Chile against three Israeli Supreme Court justices for authorizing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier in the Bethlehem area, Palestinian sources involved in the lawsuit told Haaretz. The lawsuit, which also alleges crimes against humanity, was filed in Santiago on Monday and was joined by […]

Rabbi urges apprentices to practice circumcision on babies from low-income homes

Veteran Israeli circumciser filmed saying Ethiopian and Sudanese children are ‘cannon fodder’ for inexperienced students ed note–several ‘goodies’ to discuss here… First–Circumcision is a barbaric right. It is not necessary, provides no benefits to the male on whom it is being performed and is the equivalent of digging out a section of someone’s eye in terms […]

LOSERS: For starters, a bit of comic relief!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016Part 2—Rachel keeps selling the car(s):* We liberals just lost a presidential election to the craziest person who ever sought the office. How did we get to be such losers? Just to establish a bit of a framework, consider Paul Krugman's most recent column. Yesterday morning, Krugman penned a valuable piece about the phenomenon known as "self-dealing." Focusing on education nominee Betsy DeVos, he discussed the types of grifters being selected for service under Trump. He described the "self-dealing" in which they, like their boss, will likely engage. As h... more »

“What It Feels Like To Be Homeless For The Holidays In America”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“What It Feels Like To Be Homeless For The Holidays In America”* By Michael Snyder “Could you imagine spending the holidays in a homeless shelter, in a tent city surrounded by drug addicts and prostitutes, or in a sleeping bag on the cold, hard streets of an urban jungle? Unfortunately, that is what real life looks like for an increasing number of Americans. Most of the time when we think of “homeless people”, the image that comes into our minds is one of a grizzled old man asking for some spare change, but the truth is that vast numbers of women and children in our country do not ... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 43, Nov 28, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Iraqi forces (ISF) reported more progresson November 27. The Golden Division entered Barid and freed Falah, both new neighborhoods in eastern Mosul. In comparison, on November 28 the division was mostly fighting over areas it had gone through before. Twonew neighborhoods were declared liberated, but one of them Qahira, had been cleared before. There was also fighting in Qadisiya, Zuhur, and Salam all of which were freed previously, along with Nassir, Mufti, Younis Sabawi, and Palestine. There was little movement on the other fronts. The 9thDivision freed Kissarto the southe... more »

fidel castro, 1926-2016

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
More than any ruler I can think of, Fidel Castro defies our insistence on seeing leaders as solely either good or evil. As this excellent assessment in Social Worker (UK) puts it, "History must judge him both as the freedom fighter whose defiance humiliated US imperialism and as the ruler of a repressive, unequal society." Castro was an inspiration to freedom fighters the world over, including Nelson Mandela. Mandela, we should remember, was formerly branded as a communist terrorist, and later lionized as a cuddly hero, without having changed his tactics or beliefs. I'm told that c... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #221A Message from Ashtar Sherr An

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
[11/28/16, 8:34:17 PM] Terran: (Still there?) Denice D: (hi!) Terran: SherrAn? Denice D: (cyber monday deal on a camera for[ redacted] for xmas ;) Terran: Lol Terran: Let me know when you are ready Denice D: a minute Denice D: ok. . . .done (whew) Denice D: great bargain. have never done that before, but Sam scoped it out! Terran: Lol Terran: I've got nothing to spend... but if I did have it I'd buy drywall and flooring for the barn Denice D: ready for Sherr An? Terran: Yes when you are ready Denice D: (skip) Denice D: (dance) Denice D: (he is here and has a figurative... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Must be in Ottawa today. Paying a visit to our nation's capital. Someone want's my opinion .... which tells me how screwed up our (Canada's) foreign policy is. :) Will be stuck there all day and evening. Blogging will return tomorrow morning. *Update 00:25 EST. November 30, 2016*: I just got back. I wish I was not bound by confidentiality agreements .... because what I saw and heard today makes me shudder knowing that Canadian foreign policy is being formulated on an important European issue by extremely well paid people who have no clue on what is happening there. Sighhh .... I ne... more »

German Spy Chief Warns That Russia Could Disrupt Next Year's Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The President of the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) Bruno Kahl gives a speech at the 60th anniversary of the founding of the BND in Berlin, Germany, November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke *BBC: **German spy chief Kahl warns Russia 'could disrupt elections'* Germany's foreign intelligence chief has warned that Russia could seek to disrupt next year's German elections with cyber attacks. Bruno Kahl said his agency was aware of cyber attacks with no other purpose than "causing political uncertainty". "Europe is in the focus of this attempted disruption, and Germany in ... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #220 A MESSAGE FROM THOR "...They do not attempt their last folly,they no longer can..."

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
Terran: Thor? Thor: *TERRAN. HERE ALWAYS. AND THERE ALWAYS, BROTHER.* Terran: Hey Amigo! Thor: *HAPPY YOU INQUIRED. IT HAS BEEN A LONG MOMENT BETWEEN OUR "TALKS". THOR.* Terran: Yes, it has been. Thor: *HOW DO YOU FEEL IN THIS VERY MOMENT? DO YOU FEEL THE SHIFTS DEEP WITHIN YOUR BEING?* Thor: *TERRAN. WE CANNOT BE LONG FROM OUR GOAL NOW! THOR.* Terran: I feel a up-well-ing of new energies tonite. Terran: The past week seemed like a long one. I diverted myself into work on the barn. Thor: *TERRAN. THE GRAND SHIFT CONTINUES. ACCELERATES. THE "FORMER VEIL/FOG" IS THINNING YET ... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #219 A Message from a Nameless Collective

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
[11/28/16, 7:26:34 PM] Denice D: (Here comes another if you have a minute) Terran: Go with how it flows Denice: Ok, one sec. Asked me to go wash my hands. . .lol Terran: lol germs? *[Beverly just suggested to me this might have been to clear the energies from the prior transmission through Denice's hands to keyboard, so the frequency would be clear and distinct as it is transmitted. The SA has often suggested either drinking water or immersing in water before receiving transmissions... Water is a conductor of consciousness... ]* Nameless Collective: *HERE WE ARE. WE ARE OF... more »

South Korea: Resign or Impeach?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye said she will resign if the parliament devises a plan for a smooth transition of power.

Another Attack On An Indian Military Base In Kashmir

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*VOA: **Soldiers, Militants Killed in Attack on Indian Camp in Jammu and Kashmir* NEW DELHI — Three Indian soldiers and three attackers were killed when armed militants stormed an army base in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state early Tuesday. The latest attack is likely to further heighten tensions between India and Pakistan, whose ties hit a low point following a September attack on an Indian army camp in the disputed Kashmir region. The soldiers and militants were killed in a gunbattle that raged for many hours after militants lobbed grenades and opened fire while trying to e... more »

South Korea's President Park Says She's Willing To Resign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Park Geun-hye, Embattled South Korean President, Says She’s Willing to Resign* SEOUL, South Korea — President Park Geun-hye of South Korea said Tuesday that she was willing to resign before her term ends, in an effort to head off a pending impeachment vote over a devastating corruption scandal. “I am giving up everything now,” she said in a dramatic, five-minute televised address, offering her third public apology for the scandal that has paralyzed her government for weeks. It was the first time South Koreans had heard from their cloistered leader since a previo... more »

It’s Giving Tuesday: Consider supporting Retraction Watch

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Without you, we wouldn’t exist. Plain and simple. From story tips, to encouragement, to comments that add more substance to a story, we thank you, and are forever grateful. With your help, we can continue to shine a spotlight on scientific misconduct and hopefully improve the process of self-correction. And there’s another way in which […] The post It’s Giving Tuesday: Consider supporting Retraction Watch appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Bickering Amongst OPEC Countries Continues Before Tomorrow's Big Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A soldier patrols in front of the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader *Reuters*:* Iran, Iraq at loggerheads with Saudis ahead of OPEC meeting* Iran and Iraq are resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to curtail oil production, making it hard for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reach a global output-limiting deal when it meets on Wednesday. OPEC sources told Reuters a meeting of experts in Vienna on Monday failed to bridge differences between OPEC's de fac... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Nikita Khrushchev (third from the left) and Fidel Castro visiting the Duripsh collective farm. © SPUTNIK/ ANATOLY EGOROV

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century https://t.co/l3T3HKFd8g — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 29, 2016

What's Next For Progressive Politics In New Jersey? John Wisniewski?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Before Bernie gave any indication he would run for president, Blue America started a Draft Bernie ActBlue page. The day he announced he was running, Blue America endorsed him-- our first-ever presidential endorsement-- and started collecting money for his campaign. Later we started the first ActBlue page to collect money for Berniecrat canddiates. We raised 10,529 contributions for federal candidates who endorsed Bernie-- from incumbents like Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, Alan Grayson, Peter Welch and Marcy Kaptur and for high profile Bernie-backing candidates like Pramila Jayapal,... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #218 A Message from a Collective of Andromedan Elders

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*....Some prior banter with Denice about her trip to see her mom for the Thanksgiving Holiday....* [11/28/16, 6:58:59 PM] Denice: yes, the SA had an education about American boys and their ways. Terran: Earth boys! Denice: I wonder if Andromedan boys are any different? Denice: aren't boys boys where ever they are? Denice: lol Terran: They are us, not much different! Terran: Ok some one really wants to talk... find the most urgent one *[was feeling a tremendous inflow of energy into my heart]* Denice: go for it. . . Denice: I have a jumble. . . .one second. Denice: got one... more »

UK – Chelsea Supporters Caught Chanting Anti-jewish Slogan On London Tube

JERUSALEM POST – Fans of a British soccer team were filmed singing an anti-semitic chant on a London subway. The chant by backers of the Chelsea club followed the team’s victory on Saturday night against the rival Tottenham Hotspur, which has many Jewish and pro-Jewish fans. “I’ve got foreskin, how about you? F****** Jew,” they […]

UK – Swastika Smoothie Sparks Outrage In London

TIMES OF ISRAEL – A London cafe sparked outrage by selling bottles of swastika-labelled smoothie drinks. The Nincomsoup cafe in Old Street Tube Station in central London was selling an almond-based smoothie called “Nutzy” bearing the Nazi emblem. A horrified Jewish member of the public, whose family were killed in the Holocaust, spoke with the management, […]

Unveiled: New Master Plan For Greater Jerusalem in 2040

HAARETZ – A daring new master plan for Jerusalem envisions a giant international airport near Jericho, a railway line from Ramallah, a huge commercial and employment area near Qalandiya, a Biblical park in the Refa’im nature reserve, ring roads and dozens of new hotels. The project, dubbed Jerusalem 5800 (after the Hebrew calendar year), is destined […]

Playing The Victim

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The present crop of conservatives are a strange lot. They are, Scott Reid writes, nothing like their predecessors: Conservatives used to campaign on rugged individualism and the projection of strength. Those of the modern breed are a whimpering litter of easily wounded weaklings. And they just can’t shut up about it. Exhibit A is the President-Elect of the United States: Almost daily, Donald Trump takes to Twitter to complain about the slights and insults inflicted upon him and, by extension, his millions of supporters. He is a 70-year old white male billionaire set to assume the... more »

Easy Dalek Ornament

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
It is no secret that I am a huge Doctor Who fan. My purse look like a Tardis, my office is covered in Doctor Who memorabilia and even my favorite pair of shoes bear the Police Box logo. It only make sense that I have a Doctor Who Christmas tree. This tree is one of my absolute favorite things and I can't wait to pull it out every year. My fantastic friend made most of the pieces on the tree and every year I add to it with a couple of homemade ornaments and a few purchased ones. Today I am showing you the simple Dalek ornament, but if you love the rest of the tree, you can scroll... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Muzzled Professors: An Inside Look at How One College Lets Students Censor Classroom Debate* For many students and professors, one of the great appeals of college life is being exposed to new and different ways of thinking. But that age-old process is now under threat at schools around the country. Take the University of Northern Colorado. After two of the school’s professors asked their students to discuss controversial topics and consider opposing viewpoints, they received visits from the school’s Bias Response Team to discuss their teaching style. The professors’ students ha... more »

Egyptian Troops in Syria? " These Allegations Exist Only In the Imagination Of Those Who Promote Them"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
There’s a rumour going ‘round.... Discussed a bit here last week- Hubby and I searched and searched for verification of said rumour. Couldn't find it *November 23/2016- Egypt unlikely to send military forces to Syria: Al-Sisi* Egypt is unlikely to send military forces to Syria, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Tuesday, stressing that it would be better if Syria’s national army took sole responsibility for securing the country. *November 25/2016:* *Egypt has not sent troops to Syria: Military source* *November 26/2013 *: *Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria after ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Another shriek about bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef* *This is just a repetition of a story that has been going on for a year or more. Previous claims of this nature have been shown to be highly exaggereated so a repetition of the claims from the same people as before has no credibility. I was born and bred in an area close to the reef and have been hearing cries of alarm about the reef for 50 years. But somehow the reef still seems to be there. It has always had episodes of retreat but coral is highly resilient and bounces back quite rapidly.One thing we can be s... more »

Britney Spears Illuminati ‘Slumber Party’ Video Decoded

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Britney Spears’ new music video Slumber Party is infused with Illuminati and occult symbolism and explains what a celebrity mind controlled slave goes through in the Hollywood scene. Britney is the ideal of the modern popstar – young, beautiful, controversial and completely controlled by the music industry Illuminati – so it’s no surprise that her new song, Slumber Party, is infused with occult symbology. The first scene begins during the dark hours of the night. A car pulls up through ominous gates,. Britney is heading for a magnificent mansion on the night of an incredibly full ... more »

Today’s Arctic Compares with 150 years ago

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Tom0mason https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/todays-arctic-compares-with-150-years-ago/ Repost from Ron Clutz: Researchers found that ice conditions in the 19th century were remarkably similar to today’s, observations falling within normal variability. The study is Accounts from 19th-century Canadian Arctic Explorers’ Logs Reflect Present Climate Conditions (here) by James E. Overland, Pacific Marine Environmental […]

The pushers of so-called “renewable energy” lie.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 18 hours ago
Terry McCrann, writing for the Herald Sun, reveals the truth about renewable energy: The experts lie about renewable energy THE first and most important thing to understand about global warming true believers and the pushers of so-called “renewable energy” is that they lie. They lie effortlessly, seamlessly, continuously and without the slightest sense of shame. They lie deliberately and carelessly and casually, and even when they don’t realise they are lying. They lie without the slightest sense of self-awareness and with all the pomposity of stupidity aforethought. Terry say... more »

China Warning: Radical Islam Spreading Inland

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
China warns that foreign inspired Islamism is expanding throughout China and threatening the “rule of law.” China’s religion tsar warns that “foreign Islam” is infiltrating “Chinese Islam” posing a threat to national security. Beijing recently ordered the population of a Muslim-majority region to hand in their passports to police. RT.com reports: Islam in China is often associated with the restive Xinjiang border region, which is home to over 10 million Muslim Uyghurs, but Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, told 300 religious leaders at the Nationa... more »

Con Senators hoisted by their own petards

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
... in which Conservative Senators harangue Elections Canada CEO Marc Mayrand for answers that he is no longer able to deliver because the Con's *Fair Elections Act* removed Elections Canada's Commissioner from Elections Canada and placed him under the aegis of the Public Prosecutors Office where Mayrand is not privy to its investigations. Elections Canada CEO Mayrand had barely begun giving the *Senate **Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs* his report on the last federal election when the Chair interrupts and asks him to wrap it up because they have many questions - ques... more »

Doctor West Will See You Now: Zombies in Call of Cthulhu

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 19 hours ago
While I've been examining zombie gaming possibilities, I've got a late 19th century *Call of Cthulhu *game going on. Some of the players in my group suggested we do a zombie *Call of Cthulhu* adventure. While we've got the pulp dials cranked up pretty high, I do want to keep the game Lovecraftian. I'm a huge Jules Verne fan and can see at some point doing a Victorian-era adventure and/or horror game in the vein of Pinnacle's *Rippers *or Cubicle 7's *Victoriana*. But for this game I do want to stay grounded in Lovecraftian horror. Which brings us to one of Lovecraft's least favor... more »

John Pilger: The Coming War On China

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Award winning veteran journalist and film-maker John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation. A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. New Internationalist reports: When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a quarter past eight on the morning of 6 August, 1945, she and her ... more »

What was "really troubling" then doesn't seem to be even worrying Hillary Clinton now

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
During the Third Presidential Debate there was much horror from Hillary Clinton and her supporters in the mainstream media when Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump if he would accept the election results. 'Trump won't commit to accepting election results Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump if he will accept the election results and he said "I will tell you at the time." Hillary Clinton responded to Trump's rigged elections claims by calling his remark "horrifying.' Source: CNN' You can see the video here Now that Hillary Clinton's team see a chance, however small, of stealing the elect... more »

China Seizes Singapore Military Equipment on the way home from Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*This image shows a growing yet largely unrecognized problem in Taiwan. Where newer buildings are built, they control all the space around them in an attempt to look clean and modern -- a telling signal of the way power and control underlie our conception of what is modern -- the sidewalks are blocked for scooter parking and street vendors, and the streets are redlined so there is no legal parking. If you attempt to park a scooter there, a security guard will soon appear to tell you to move it, perhaps to the sidewalks across the street, under the eaves of the traditional three sto... more »

Fidel Castro, Revolutionary Leader who Remade Cuba as a Socialist State, Dies at 90

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Fidel was late to the game but still when Communism was still acceptable. Actual truth really began to emerge after he had won his own petty revolution against an utterly inept Cuban military. Yet everyone knew that a communist takeover always included a massacre of the middle class. Fidel obliged with months of firing squads that even i became aware of as a twelve year old. Yet the worst of that ended and Fidel became a poster boy of the free world leftists not least because he loved to pull the beard of Uncle Sam. And so it went for sixty years. He too proved that communis... more »

Why Are Public Officials Protecting GMO and the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of Corruption

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
When i started paying attention to roundup properly there was scant data calling it into question. That is no longer true as independents have filled that gap. What is now becoming blindingly clear is that there are ho safe pesticides and plausibly no completely safe herbicides as well. They all need application management. What is really needed is a complete universal tilt in favor of organic methodologies. This will be best acthieved by abandoning all subsidies for non organic systems. This can be best dine at five percent per year to allow industry to adjust slowly. Bio-ch... more »

Why did Trump Win? A Post-Mortem on the Post-Mortems

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Alternative theories are put forward in order to stress test the established narrative by an engaged electorate. The true hope is that such alternatives can be knocked down successfully by evidence gathering and confirmation. We all know about the flawed JFK investigation. Yet the mass of alternate disclosure remains ignored, not least because it lands directly on the CIA and FBI who need to subject themselves to legal process, even when all participants are surely dead. The mere fact that such an entity can remain above the law tells us that the need for such alternate work is p... more »

At First It Seems This Guy Narrowly Escapes A Fatal Accident

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Lucky truck accident]* There are accidents that simply cannot be replicated by anyone without multiple fatalities and no success ever. Applying divine intervention suddenly becomes rational. The truth of it all is that we are protected each and every day by the world of spirit in a pretty active manner and it is just as well we are. This shows us that we do not get to die until we reach our chosen exit. i personally have experienced close encounters in which what i normally did was simply diverted in the then and now in order to avoid real danger. It was the diversion ... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 21 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin Surprisingly Easy Way to Get Rid of Trump:**video.* Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Education Is Sister of Blackwater FounderSurvivors found among wreckage of Colombia plane crash U.S. Citizens Now Hold About $1.3 Trillion in Student Loan DebtTesla Builds Advanced Microgrid on Ta’u, American SamoaAspartame and Metabolic SyndromeTexas reports the first case of Zika that likely came from local mosquitoesKillings Increased After Florida Passed ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gun Law, Study Find Mugabe's "Last Gamble" - Zimbabwe Unleashes Newly-Printed 'Bond Notes' Pegged To Th... more »

Musical Interlude: Hans Zimmer, “Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Hans Zimmer, “Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAGGZNfUkU “Someone once told me that time is a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, that reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we live it. After all, Number One, we’re only mortal.” - “Jean-Luc Picard”

Margaret Randall : Fidel Castro, ¡presente!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
For half a century Cuba stood as a beacon for other countries suffering from poverty and neocolonial domination. By Margaret Randall | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2016 Fidel Castro, longtime leader of the Cuban Revolution, died on November … finish reading Margaret Randall : Fidel Castro, *¡presente!*

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Night”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9NM-yK1C2I

Miguel Diaz-Canel Will Be The Next President Of Cuba After Raul Castro Steps Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel (left) is likely to succeed Raul Castro (right) when he steps down as president in 2018. Also in this picture is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a conference at the University of Havana, Cuba Nov. 16, 2016. Photo: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters *IBTimes:* *Miguel Diaz-Canel Likely To Succeed Raul Castro* The one constant in Cuba in the last six decades has been a Castro holding the reins of power. But with Friday’s death of Fidel and the fact his younger brother Raul is 85, attention is turning to the next generation of Cuban leaders. Mi... more »

Video Of A Danish Sikorsky Seahawk Helicopter Landing On A Warship In Extreme Conditions Of The North Atlantic Ocean

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Business Insider/The Aviationist*: *Watch a Seahawk helicopter attempt to land on a warship in rough seas* The following video was released by the Danish Air Force on Facebook last week. It was filmed during a recent test of the new Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk off the Faroe Islands, between Norway and Iceland. The multi-mission naval chopper was involved in sea trials with a Danish and an Australian test pilot called to explore the aircraft’s flight envelope and landing restrictions in the very same extreme conditions Danish warships can find operating in the North Atlantic Ocean. ... more »

Dilemma: If Pelosi Stays On As Democratic Leader, The Dems Will Never Take Back The House-- But Tim Ryan Is Even Worse

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Pelosi's first DCCC chairman was Rahm Emanuel, certainly not someone with any seniority, just someone viewed as a tough guy. Ram's guiding philosophy-- that the House Democrats needed fewer progressives interested in policy and more Republican-lite corporate types happy to sit back and leave policy to the leadership-- appeared successful and it is the guiding philosophy to this day. But it was a huge long-term loser. Pelosi crowned him DCCC chair in 2005 and when the 2006 midterms came around, a midterm following the election of an increasingly unpopular George W. Bush, the Democr... more »

Standing Rock Medics Urge Army Corps to Rescind Eviction Notice to Prevent Morbidity and Mortality

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
The front line between Water Protectors and Riot Police on Thanksgiving on treaty land. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography The front line between Water Protectors and Riot Police on Thanksgiving on treaty land. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography Standing Rock Medics Urge Army Corps to Rescind Eviction Notice to Prevent Morbidity and Mortality By Standing Rock Medic Healer's Council Censored

How Not To Develop And Manufacture A Tank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An Arjun MBT being test driven. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Ajai Shukla *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *India Took 35 Years to Make Its First Tank (And It Was a Total Disaster)* In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility, the tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the tank, known as Arjun, was confidently set for 1985. Instead... more »

Navajo Veterans Ready to Deploy to Standing Rock, Hopeful for Funding

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Navajo Code Talkers AP File Photo Navajo Veterans Ready to Deploy, Hopeful for Funding By Brenda Norrell Censored News copyright Updated Tuesday 3 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Shiprock President Duane 'Chili' Yazzie said Dine' Veterans for Standing Rock are ready to deploy and join the thousands of veterans willing to defend Standing Rock Camp. However, on Monday, Yazzie received a letter from

Trump: I’m Taking On Corrupt Big Pharma

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to renegotiate the prices Medicare pays for drugs, arguing that Big Pharma companies have been “let off the hook” by policymakers for decades because Big Pharma has been lining their pockets. Trump says that on his watch drug prices paid by citizens will be driven down to fairer levels for consumers. “When it comes time to negotiate the cost of drugs, we are going to negotiate like crazy,” Mr. Trump said at a town-hall event in Exeter, New Hampshire. “The drug companies probably have the second or third most powerful lobby in this country. Th... more »

6 Dead, Thousands ill After ‘Bio Warfare’ Thunderstorm Hits Australia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
6 people are dead and almost 9,000 hospitalized in Australia after a ‘bio warfare’ thunderstorm left emergency services stretched beyond capacity. The bizarre storm, known as “thunderstorm asthma,” gave some people heart attacks and others struggling to breathe, as ambulances were reportedly called for on average every 4 seconds. Thedailysheeple.com reports: Right now if you search for this story on Google News Australia, there isn’t a peep about it in the top news. You have to type in the word “asthma”. Then it’s like a horror show. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that at the ... more »

Stein To Pocket $4 Million As Pennsylvania Deadline Missed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Trump was correct in calling Jill Stein’s fundraising efforts for a re-count a “scam,” as officials say she missed the Pennsylvania deadline to file for a voter-initiated recount. Stein looks set to pocket $4 million in donations, which will no doubt leave those who donated to her furious and wanting a refund. "It's my MONEY and I need it now!" Liberals are now asking for a REFUND from Jill Stein. Here's Why…https://t.co/RmOUQ6tt2v — We Got Trump (@WeNeedTrump) November 26, 2016 Washingtonexaminer.com reports: “According to Wanda Murren, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department... more »

1981 Prophesy Predicts ‘End Of USA’ Following Castro’s Death

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A 1981 prophesy being circulated predicts the complete and utter economic collapse of the United States following the death of Fidel Castro. The chilling prophecy was made by Christian prophet John W Johnston who also accurately predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the rise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Four of the five major events named in an incredible 1981 prophecy have already happened in consecutive order, and the only thing remaining to be fulfilled is “the collapse of the economic system of the United States.” According to Jo... more »

American Missile Destroys Russian Tank In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Free Syrian Army have released footage of American troops firing a missile and destroying a Russian tank during recent fighting in Aleppo, Syria. The militants say the footage shows an a rocket attack coming from an American TOW 2A on a Russian T-90 tank. Fort-russ.com reports: The footage was captured during recent fighting in Aleppo. Experts say that the tank in the photos is actually a T-72B, but the militants have claimed it is a T-90. At the time, the terrorists claimed that the tank was destroyed, but other bandits reported that the tank was hit but is still operating. ... more »

Scientists Issue Dire Warning About Worldwide Global Warming Floods

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists have warned that the Arctic is undergoing unusually rapid changes at the moment that will result in worldwide flooding as a result of global warming. According to an Arctic Council report, unless the world stops burning fossil fuels, the turbulent changing occuring in the Arctic could result in catastrophic effects for the wildlife that live there and the rest of humanity on the planet. Rising sea levels are already eroding away at America’s coastlines, and threaten to cause entire islands to sink underwater. Reuters reports: “Arctic ecosystems are changing in dramatic ... more »

Svalbard – How the Elite Plan to Survive an Engineered Extinction Event

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - rotect your seed. It is your right to life. The post Svalbard – How the Elite Plan to Survive an Engineered Extinction Event appeared first on Waking Times.

The US Military Prepares For War In Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *US military prepares for the next frontier: Space war* Washington (CNN)Since man first explored space, it has been a largely peaceful environment. But now US adversaries are deploying weapons beyond Earth's atmosphere, leading the US military to prepare for the frightening prospect of war in space. "As humans go out there, there has always been conflict. Conflict in the Wild West as we move in the West ... conflict twice in Europe for its horrible world wars," Gen. John Hyten, head of US Strategic Command, told CNN. "So, every time humans actually physically move into that... more »

‘Broken Window Fallacy’ on Radio NZ

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I was heartened to discover through RNZ podcasts that Frederic Bastiat’s Broken Window Fallacy made an appearance back on the 17th. Shamabeel Eaqub was there to begin a regular appearance on the afternoon programme talking economics, and for his first visit he talked about the fallacy of disaster economics: *The idea there is an upside to natural disasters – that they are good for the economy - is ‘a figment of our imagination’, economist Shamubeel Eaqub says. We shouldn’t celebrate natural disasters or war or things that are destructive because ultimately what we find i... more »

No new parliamentary building for MPs, says NOT PC: Make room downtown instead

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Parliament-560x317] Some years ago back when Rodney Hide was busting perks rather than enjoying them, he busted the government’s plans for a new parliamentary building that was going to cost taxpayers millions. (This may be the only service he ever performed for the country.) The plan to give hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to Wellington builders and interior designers didn’t disappear like his morals, however, it just slumbered. And with the lease on Bowen House soon to expire, Sleeping Beauty has been dusted off – this time with the boast that it will cost ... more »

A Russian Reset?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin © Reuters *Michael Crowley, Politico:* *A Russia reset? Maybe not yet.* As Moscow talks up a possible Putin-Trump meeting, officials in Congress and the Pentagon are ready to block any attempt to appease the Russian president. After a phone call between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin days after the U.S. election, Russian media buzzed that Putin might host Trump this winter to kick off what the Kremlin described as their joint effort to "normalize ties” between the U.S. and Russia. The ta... more »

Which Campaign Promises Will Trump Keep?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Many Trump voters have 2-digit IQs and lack the ability to think abstractly. That's the way it goes. But plenty of Trump voters were as intelligent, more or less, as anyone else. As they cast their ballots for him (and, in some cases, against Hillary) they knew Trump is a predator, pillager and plunderer. They are so consumed with hatred for the establishment that when they voted for him, they didn't imagine they and their families might be the victims of his and his cronies' pillaging and plundering. Some may have been chanting "lock her up" as a fun game-- but a helluva lot were... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What surrounds the florid Rosette nebula? To better picture this area of the sky, the famous flowery emission nebula on the far right has been captured recently in a deep and dramatic wide field image that features several other sky highlights. Designated NGC 2237, the center of the Rosette nebula is populated by the bright blue stars of open cluster NGC 2244, whose winds and energetic light are evacuating the nebula's center. Below the famous flower, a symbol of Valentine's Day, is a column of dust and gas that appears like a rose's stem but extends hundreds of light years. *Click... more »

Chet Raymo, "Curriculum"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Curriculum"* by Chet Raymo “Of an evening blackbirds congregate in the tree below in Ballybeg. Flocks of blackbirds. We can hear their raucous disquisitions here on the hill. In their black academic gowns, their fluttering sleeves. What are they debating? The "Summa Theologica?" Pascal's "Pensees?" Newton's biblical arcana? ․ "The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime..." Those solitary desert fathers, the corncrake and the cuckoo, in the field and on the heath, are gone, victims of mechanical agriculture, with their elemental message... more »

Iranian Patrol Boat Pointed Its Weapons At A U.S. Military Helicopter In The Strait of Hormuz

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Iranian vessel made 'unsafe' action against U.S. helicopter: officials* An Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as "unsafe and unprofessional." The incident is the latest in a series of similar actions by Iranian vessels this year, but the first reported since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election earlier this month. During his campaign, Trump vowed that any Iranian vessel that harassed the U... more »

Hedges at Standing Rock

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
On a special edition of On Contact, Chris Hedges travels to the Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota to listen to the frontline voices of those fighting to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto arrive for a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero *Josh Cohen, Reuters*:* The top three global winners and losers in a Trump presidency* The world still has to wait for Donald Trump to flesh out the details of his foreign policy. Based on comments he’s made so far, Russia and NATO are likely losers in the Trump era: Russia because of the U.S. president-elect’s praise for President Vladimir Putin, and NATO because Trump thi... more »

A note from the writer: Google has screwed up the Commenting Function. *sigh*

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: misc_DSC03397] Dear readers, Google has once again "updated" one of its products. As always with a Google update, Blogger is now uglier, less functional, has a less useful and more crowded interface, and requires more clicks to get anything done. The result for you is this: in old Blogger, when I opened up the page for my blog, unpublished comments were right there for me to moderate. Now when I open Blogger, I have to make additional clicks to get to the unpublished comments. This means I might forget I should even be looking for comments. I am quite absent-minded and keep ... more »

Despite cashing all the chips on the F35 a major collatrall damage blind spot revealed

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The Chinese and Russians are cheating at air war. They have 20 ft long hypersonic cannons that work beyond visual range and we have 12 ft ethical weapons meant to be used in an old world dogfight. Shooting down anything that moves. The Soviets and the Chinese are all up and the USA has nothing on the table. It seems that silo vision has no spending limit. In plain speak, collateral damage in the air is so much less than on the ground, except for the Hindenburg effect, which seems to cripple Hydrogen even as we speak of the need to find alternative energy that is practical.

Economic News , Data & Views......November 28 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Monday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Asia Outlook & Tuesday Items ; US Stock Indexes Down Moderately On Monday ; Oil & OPEC - Monday's Technical Meeting Ends Without Agreement On Details On Output Cuts , Iraq & Iran Still Not Agreeable To Output Cut , Saudis Still Insist Output Cuts Also Be Borne By Iraq & Iran , Crude Price Ends Higher On Wednesday Hopium , Additional Items Of Note . 2) US Politics - Trump Transition Updates , Monday Recount Updates For Wisconsin ( Stein Request For Hand Counting Of Ballot Denied ) & Pennsylvania ( Stein Files For Recount In Pa.) 3) Europe In Focus - Items Of Note For Monday. 4) Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Asia For Tuesday..... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 4m 4 minutes ago South Korean President Park says she'll "resign according to the law," let parliament decide on the rest of her term and transition of power *Ioan Smith* ‏@moved_average 5m 5 minutes ago #SouthKorea Pres Park: Apologises for scandal; Requesting Parliament comes up w/way to safely transfer power (effective resignation) *David Ingles* ‏@DavidInglesTV 2m 2 minutes ago Short & sweet from South Korean President Park: I'm not stepping down; will resign if parliament tells me to; will address scandal later.... more »

Even Moneyball players find Math is Hard

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Its very clear that Moneyball was a great movie but despite all the math these guys are barbies and they are pulling on the wrong string. I have been cold and cold on Westworld, it deals with ideas dead as the Terminator, mowing grass well clipped. However in this bionic age I can only hope it stirs some non connected thought in the Yutes of today. I still stay fuck robots will make most women extinct. I am so glad I was never a gladiator in the future world.

North Dakota Gov. Orders Evacuation -- Winter Storm Latest Ploy to Remove Water Protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Aerial view of Oceti Sakowin Camp today during snow, on Treaty land. Chairman calls on Army Corps to reaffirm their position of no forcible removal CANNON BALL, North Dakota —The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full. “Today, Gov. Dalrymple issued an executive order calling for mandatory evacuation of all

No matter what they call it peace is just another path to war

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Fidel, carding as a response to Black Live Matter and international jihad all hard truths that must spill and asked to act as glue but their solvent not acid, acetone Lets just take them one by one and march them hard until like ducks they line up in a row so some hunter can beam with pride how he killed a clay pigeon Carding and it more aggressive bro stop and frisk can almost unarguably be prove to be a very brisk broom for which the streets need to be clean especially on mornings following Saturday night if you have not woken up on the Sunday morning sidewalk you head an island in a ... more »

Could Hillary Clinton Still Become President?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian media examines whether there is still a chance of a Hillary Clinton White House. US Electoral College voters are set to elect the US president and vice president on December 19. The meeting of electors could find President-elect Donald Trump unfit for office, opening a path for Hillary Clinton to the White House. Sputnik reports: The November 8 presidential election in the US was not, in fact, the final point of the election process of the US head of state. Back in the 18th century, the Founding Fathers of the US prudently excluded any chances for unfit people to become th... more »

Indonesia: Woman Caned In Public For Being In Close Proximity To Man

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
In Indonesia men and women are being flogged in public for breaking strict Islamic laws. A 34-year-old woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province, where punishment for breaking Islamic Sharia law is severe. The woman was flogged in front of a cheering crowd for spending time in close proximity with a man that was not her husband. The Nation reports: Aceh is the only province in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes sharia law. People can face floggings for a range of offences — from gambling, to drinking alcohol, to gay se... more »

World News Briefs -- November 28, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Syrian government drives rebels from swath of Aleppo* The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swath of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold. Two rebel officials said the insurgents, facing fierce bombardment and ground attacks, had withdrawn from the northern part of eastern Aleppo to a more defensible front line along a big highway after losses that threatened to split their enclave. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the northern p... more »

Fidel, carding as a response to Black Live Matter and international jihad

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Fidel, carding as a response to Black Live Matter and international jihad all hard truths that must spill and asked to act as glue but their solvent not acid, acetone Lets just take them one by one and march them hard until like ducks they line up in a row so some hunter can beam with pride how he killed a clay pigeon Carding and it more aggressive bro stop and frisk can almost unarguably be prove to be a very brisk broom for which the streets need to be clean especially on mornings following Saturday night if you have not woken up on the Sunday morning sidewalk you head an island in a ... more »

Is There a Climate Science Consensus?

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 day ago
Is there any level on which a climate consensus can be said to exist? Only at the most obvious level, which is that everyone agrees that the climate changes. The realists know that the climate has always changed, drastically over millions of years of alternating Ice Ages and Warm Periods and within a narrower range over the warm last 12,000 years, with such periods as the Minoan Warm Period, the Roman Warming, the Medieval Warm Period, and the present warm period. The catastrophic man-made global warming alarmists claim that the climate was very stable prior to the Industrial Age... more »

Paul Nuttall and Working Class Voters

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Who's that knight on a white charger? Why, it's none other than Paul Nuttall, Eddie Hitler look-a-like and the latest leader of our purple friends in the United Kingdom Independence Party. His election by a landslide suggests a desire on the part of the party's much-reduced membership (of which, 15,500 out of 33k cast a ballot) to put the recent period of fracas and farce behind it. But more significantly, and unlike the hapless Diane James, Tory-in-exile Suzanne Evans, and homosexual donkey anecdote man, Nuttall is the man with a plan. To put the UKIP jigsaw together again (his wo... more »

Israelis couples not allowed to live together if marriage contract burnt in fire

Sabba – Minister Farrakhan was right when he defined judaism as a ‘gutter religion’. More than a religion it is a satanic cult where the leaders – the rabbis – have managed to keep their flock subjugated only thru fear. For those who have not read it yet, I can not recommend enough Douglas Reed’s […]

Some trends are more equal than others

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
As already noted by some of you, my ('oh, when will I ever learn?') hopes that BBC Trending would be nice and impartial and actually report the very-much-trending #forallhisflaws and #trudeaueulogies hashtags that swept across Twitter over the weekend, mocking Jeremy Corbyn and Justin Trudeau's statements on the death of El Comandante, were (inevitably) dashed. BBC Trending has simply ignored them. Instead, today, we've had "DJ Khaled: The making of a Snapchat superstar" and "India protests a washout, Trump called out on Twitter and Moroccans decry makeup to hide violence". You... more »

Alice Embree : Remembering Richard Jehn

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Richard Jehn, 1950-2016, was the founding editor of ‘The Rag Blog’ in May 2006. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2016 Richard Jehn, founding editor of The Rag Blog, passed away on November 2, 2016, at … finish reading Alice Embree : Remembering Richard Jehn

Canadian Air Force Pilots Dies In CF-18 Crash Near Cold Lake, Alberta

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A CF-18 fighter jet, like the one pictured here, crashed near Cold Lake, Alta., Monday, killing the pilot. (Cpl. JF Lauzé) *CBC News*: *Pilot dies in CF-18 crash near Cold Lake, Alta.* Emergency services on site to secure scene as investigation into cause of crash begins A CF-18 pilot died Monday when a fighter jet crashed just after 11 a.m. Monday near Cold Lake, Alta. The CF-18 from the 401 squadron in CFB Cold Lake crashed on the Saskatchewan side the Cold Lake air weapons range, said Capt. Mat Strong, public affairs officer with 4 Wing Cold Lake. Emergency services are on sit... more »

Goff dreaming up new ways to pick your pocket

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I can’t help thinking Phil Goof’s focus as mayor is somewhat the same as his predecessor’s: picking your pocket for more millions on his pet projects. Yesterday’s brainfart: dunning tourists while pledging to “peg” rate rises to only 2.5 percent a year. Len Brown pledged the same thing with rates–even the same number—and we saw how well that peg worked, didn’t we. Given the way rates and debt both exploded under Pants-Down’s round, any pledge to “keep rate increases below inflation” now is like a strangler promising only to suffocate you more slowly. And that’s even if the pol... more »

Ayn Rand predicted an American slide toward fascism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Are fascism and socialism opposites? No, observed Ayn Rand, in practice they “are only superficial variations of the same monstrous theme,” with as little difference to those under their boot as there was between Castro and Batista. The two systems differ only in one technical respect, making socialism “in this respect [only] the more honest of the two.” Contrary to many conservative commentators during the 1960s, Rand maintained that America was drifting toward fascism, not socialism, and that this slippery slope was virtually inevitable in a mixed economy. In this g... more »

P.S.

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
When I wrote in that last post... Read in full the statement seems reasonable and morally coherent, doesn't it? The BBC News website, however (at least to my eyes), made it sound as if Donald Trump was being 'Donnie Darkmouth' again, talking ill of the dead - and a very elderly man to boot! - so soon after the event. ...I was referring back to Mark Mardell's coining of the phrase 'Donnie Darkmouth' (referencing 'Donnie Darko') to describe Donald Trump in campaign mode. And guess what? Bang on cue - and backing up the point I was tentatively making there, in the most helpful way p... more »

The Democrats' 2016 Strategic Failure-- Closeup: Texas And Pennsylvania

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The world's worst electoral strategist famously said, not very long ago, "For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin." Unfortunately that was the overall Clinton campaign strategy: let Trump have the white working class deplorables while we harvest votes from rich, white suburbanites who have tended to vote Republican in the past. It worked out badly because many Republicans in Pennsylvania (as well as Ohio and Wisconsin; God only ... more »

"Hillary Clinton Can’t Possibly Win. So Why Do It?"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
https://youtu.be/l-YaERkaUqU Bill Still on what Stein, Clinton and Soros might be up to.

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 14

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Below is Part 14 from my book, *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "Excuses" Teaching*. Earlier parts can be found at this blog by searching on the title of the blog entry, followed by the part number. *Chapter 14* *A Model Whose Time Has Past* Since its beginning in 1994, the KIPP Model has focused on getting economically disadvantaged students to and through college. As the first KIPP schools were grades 5-8, the long-term goal of college makes some sense as a motivator, even though higher education means high school for most fifth graders, KIPP or no KIPP. Most often colle... more »

Nov. 28: Castro and our contemptible news media.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Today's irvinig press has a striking example of propaganda presented as news. ( That's actually quite common in our news services.) This one is a story about Cuban exiles in Miami celebrating the death of Castro. It's about how the exiles long for a return to a Cuba that is free and democratic, etc. That seems natural? Well, it would. but.... The Cuban exiles in Miami are people who lived happily in a Cuba that was ruled by a dictator who murdered and tortured. How come they didn't leave then? Answer - they had no quarrel with a dictator who murdered and tortured. Many of them... more »

Facts

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Talking about David Keighley, *News-watch *has posted a summary of their latest findings today, monitoring something we here at *ITBB* *didn't* think to monitor: BBC Radio 1's *Newsbeat -* and specifically *Newsbeat*'s pre-referendum coverage. Among the many striking findings of the *News-watch *study (all summarised at David's blog) are the following: - Newsbeat audiences were 1.5 times more likely to encounter a Remain supporter than a Leave supporter. 238 guest speakers contributed to the various discussions on the referendum. The analysis shows that 45% spoke in ... more »

Russia Unveils Nuke Train To Terrify NATO

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russia has tested a new high speed stealth nuke train that is designed to be a ‘nightmare’ for NATO. The trains carry powerful nuclear weapons and a launcher in the belly of one of their standard looking carriages and are constantly hurtling around Russia mingling with regular trains running on standard rail gauge. Daily Star reports: The trains can be stopped at a moments notice and deploy massive nuclear missile launchers as seen in this chilling test footage. Sounding like something out of a James Bond film – the nuke trains have taken a step into reality with a successful test... more »

Donald Trump Claims Millions Voted Illegally

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President-elect Donald Trump says that millions of illegal voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election, costing him the popular vote. Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that not only had he won the electoral vote but he also allegedly won the popular vote, if not for his rival Hillary Clinton receiving millions of “illegal” votes. Fox5 reports: The tweets, made from Trump’s official account on Sunday, appear to be in response to efforts led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Trump won the three... more »

U.S. President Obama, Vice President Biden, Russian President Putin, And Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Will Not Be Attending Fidel Castro's Funeral

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill*: *Obama, Biden to skip Fidel Castro's funeral* President Obama and Vice President Biden will not attend the funeral of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the White House said Monday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters to “stay tuned” as to which top U.S. officials, if any, would attend the funeral, scheduled for Dec. 4. Top Republicans have urged Obama not to attend the ceremony for Castro, 90, who died over the weekend. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I did not expect Russian President Putin to attend .... he knows that most Russians have nothin... more »

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