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Monday, November 7, 2016

7 November - Blogs I'm Following

11;18 pm MST

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 31 minutes ago
Servicemen dressed in historical uniforms march before a military parade marking the anniversary of the 1941 parade when Soviet soldiers marched towards the front lines of World War Two, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep ”, Full Album

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 39 minutes ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep ”, Full Album - https://www.youtube.com/

A Crime Syndicate Head, Foreign Agent, Harridan President?

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 41 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton is the worst major party presidential candidate in my lifetime, with the possible exception of Obama. The first election of Obama at least came with a built-in excuse for those of a lame mind and irresponsible nature. Those who make no real effort to learn about the candidate for whom they vote could claim him as an unknown. Of course they could not make the same excuse in 2012. Hillary is a decades long known collectivist, personal power luster, and criminal and crime abettor. She is now known also as the thief of government e-mails, a paid (through the Clinton... more »

Announcement of my interest in becoming US Secretary of Education

skrashen at Schools Matter - 46 minutes ago
Stephen Krashen November 7, 2016. According to the BAT organization's poll, I was one of those mentioned as a possible candidate for the position of Secretary of Education. If appointed, here is some of my platform. Most of the ideas are not my own, and I will supply full documentation if my candidacy develops. Focus on poverty By far the most consistent and powerful predictor of school achievement is poverty. In fact, when researchers control for the effect of poverty, American students rank near the top of the world on international tests. The current view of the US Departme... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region's spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. This tarantula, however, is about 1,000 light-years across. Were it placed at the distance of Milky Way's Orion Nebula, only 1,500 light-years distant and the nearest stellar nursery to Earth, it would appear to cover about 30 degrees (60 full moons) on the sky. *Click image for larger size.* Intriguing detai... more »

Chet Raymo, "Rules For Believing And Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Seven Rules for Believing"* by Chet Raymo "I was reading again recently Richard Dawkins' letter to his daughter Juliet on her tenth birthday, urging her to avoid tradition, authority and revelation as reasons for believing. Ask for evidence, he writes- evidence that is at least potentially available to all. Good advice, and I wouldn't mind passing on Dawkins' letter to my own children or grandchildren. But there is further advice I would add. A week or so ago I proposed here Four Rules of Rational Thinking, and had some savvy comments by readers. Let me now propose Seven Rules of... more »

"It Is Very Strange..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Life is a strange thing. Why this longing for life? It is a game which no man wins. To live is to toil hard and to suffer sore, till old age creeps heavily upon us and we throw down our hands on the cold ashes of dead fires. It is hard to live. In pain the babe sucks his first breath, in pain the old man gasps his last, and all his days are full of trouble and sorrow; yet he goes down to the open arms of death, stumbling, falling, with head turned backward, fighting to the last. And death is kind. It is only life and the things of life that hurt. Yet we love life and we hate death... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"You Reading This, Be Ready"* "Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? When you turn around, starting here, lift this new glimpse that you found; carry into evening all that you want from this day. This interval you spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life. What can anyone give yo... more »

Free Download: Jiddu Krishnamurti, “The Book of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti Freely download “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti, here: - http://selfdefinition.org/krishnamurti/Jiddu_Krishnamurt_The_Book_of_Life.pdf

Tomorrow's Notable California Congressional Races-- Some Democrats Aren't Worth Voting For-- And Some Are Fantastic

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Tomorrow's the big day here in California. Let me remind you, that all of our endorsements for the 17 statewide propositions are here. There are no Republicans worth voting for anywhere in the state-- not for any office. In the U.S. Senate race, Kamala Harris is a better bet than Blue Dog Loretta Sanchez and in the congressional races, the Democrats I would never consider voting for are corrupt New Dem Ami Bera (who should be in prison instead of his poor fall-guy father), Blue Dog Jim Costa, New Dem Ro Khanna, coked-up New Dem Pete Aguilar, New Dem Isadore Hall, Blue Dog Lou Corr... more »

Latest Polls Show Bernie Sanders Would Win Election By A Landslide

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Last minute polling data shows Bernie Sanders would defeat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and win the election in a landslide if he was on the ticket. Aggregated data from hundreds of nationwide polls have delivered Clinton and Trump the lowest favorable ratings of presidential candidates since polls began 30 years ago. Clinton’s favorability rating has slumped to 41% among all eligible voters, according to the HuffPost Pollster, while Trump has inched up to 38% in the past week. Sanders meanwhile has surged to his highest favorable rating of the election season. His 54.1% favora... more »

Democratic Electoral College Voters Refuse To Vote Hillary

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Two electoral college voters have publicly announced that they will not be giving their vote to Hillary Clinton on election night. Even if Hillary wins Washington state, two Democratic electors say they refuse to give the “criminal” former secretary of state their votes. “No, no, no on Hillary. Absolutely not. No way,” said Robert Satiacum, a member of Washington’s Puyallup Tribe. “I hope it comes down to a swing vote and it’s me,” he said. “Good. She ain’t getting it. Maybe it’ll wake this country up,” he added. Another Democratic elector from Everett, Bret Chiafalo, told the Se... more »

Hillary Clinton Cancels ‘Victory’ Fireworks On Tuesday Night

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has cancelled a celebratory fireworks display scheduled on election night, fuelling rumors that her campaign are bracing to lose the election. Clinton had scheduled to hold an indulgent fireworks display over the Hudson River, but abruptly cancelled it this week in lieu of tightening poll numbers and new WikiLeaks scandals coming to light, Your News Wire has learned. “They do have a permit for fireworks, but at this point we believe the fireworks is canceled,” Tommy Galati from the NYPD said at a press conference. When Galati was asked why the fireworks were cancel... more »

Fixing the Poison of American Politics - Cleaning Up Redistricting

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
I'm writing this the night before Election Day in the United States. Once the votes are tallied, a sizable percentage of the population will be convinced that the country is doomed. Cards on the table, I'm definitely a partisan. Though a fairly liberal Republican in my 20s and early 30s, I've transitioned to liberal Democrat. That probably puts me in a minority of people who voted for both Bush and Obama. Basically, as I've grown older I've come to the conclusion that not everybody gets an equal shot and some people have horrible luck - whether in their parents, their genetics, thei... more »

After This U.S. Presidential Election Has The Main Stream Media Lost The Trust Of Its Viewers?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
George Stephanopoulos, center, rehearsed for election night over the weekend at ABC studios in New York City. Credit Sasha Maslov for The New York Times *New York Times:* *TV Networks Face a Skeptical Public on Election Night* Fox News’s elections guru will play his cello on Tuesday morning, “to clear my head and get ready to do math.” CNN is staging more than a dozen rehearsals with a 25-person on-air team. George Stephanopoulos of ABC News spent his weekend running drills in a studio, practicing swing-state calls with a former intern standing in for the pollster Nate Silver. But... more »

Some Features of Big Tree Worship in Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*This large tree by an earth god temple near my house was severely damaged in a recent typhoon. It is composed of two trees, a mango tree and a longan tree, which grew up intertwined, and thus gives both fruits. Like many sacred trees, it is usually wrapped in a red ribbon, though not when this picture was taken.* From: Yaun Chang-rue. *Big Tree Worship among Taiwan Folk Society*. Proceedings of the International Conference on Anthropology and the Museum, Edited by Lin Tsong-yuan, Taiwan Museum, June, 1995.... "Generally, arbors constitute the major object regarded as important in ... more »

Powerful Disruptive Solar Flare Set To Hit Earth On Election Day

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Scientists have issued a warning that a powerful solar flare (or CME) is scheduled to strike the Earth on election day, causing potential electrical problems. According to Space Weather Live, “A coronal mass ejection (or CME) is a giant cloud of solar plasma drenched with magnetic field lines that are blown away from the Sun during strong, long-duration solar flares and filament eruptions.” This particular CME has the potential to disrupt satellite control, interfere with radio and television stations, and even power down the electrical grid. Thedailysheeple.com reports: For examp... more »

Canadian Navy Find Long Lost Nuke

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Canada have deployed their Navy to investigate a possible “lost nuke” in the waters off the coast of British Colombia. The Royal Navy were deployed this week to investigate the nuclear bomb which is believed to have been dumped into the sea when an American B-36 bomber crashed in 1950. The discovery comes just days after residents in northern Canada reported hearing strange humming noises emanating from the sea floor which the military were sent in to investigate, but as yet no official explanation has been given. Usatoday.com reports: Diver Sean Smyrichinsky tells the Vancouver ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Monheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Thanks for stopping by!

"The Fed: Shackled to a Maniac"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Fed: Shackled to a Maniac"* by Bill Bonner "Here’s the latest from the Fed. It just completed a two-day policy meeting and wrote in a press release: ‘The Committee judges that the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has continued to strengthen but decided, for the time being, to wait for some further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives.’ What a shocker! It’s been eight years since the Fed introduced its ‘emergency’ zero interest rates. And it’s been at least a year since we made our prediction: It will never return to a normal interest rate policy ... more »

“Vote with a Friend (For Safety)”, "WhenHub"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Vote with a Friend (For Safety)”* by Scott Adams "The odds of mischief and violence on election day this year are alarmingly high. For your safety, I recommend that you don’t wear any Trump-related hats or clothing. That’s just asking for trouble. You might also want to meet a friend or family member near your voting place so you can vote together, just to feel safer. To make it easy to meet up with a friend, I recommend using my start-up’s new app: WhenHub. (It’s free.) WhenHub is like the Uber app but without an Uber car. Any two or more people can temporarily geostream their l... more »

6 Elite U.S. Green Berets Were Lost In A 72-Hour-Span Last Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
During a Fallen Soldier Ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, one of the flag draped coffins (not shown) containing the remains of one of 6 coalition soldiers, killed in Kuwait during a training exercise March 12 2001, is rendered a salute from a formation of Army Green Berets, as it is carried off a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft (not shown) for transportation to the Landstuhl Regional Medical center for identification. Wikipedia *Business Insider:* *The US lost 6 elite Green Berets in a 72-hour-span last week* The Special Forces community is coping with the deaths of six of its ... more »

When Truth Falls Apart-- How do we restore consensus in an age so divorced from fact?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*by Maria Bustillos* *If I have recognized the spread in drug warnings and financial doublespeak, where the corporate use of language approaches the absurd, where the shell of a communicative form is used to foreclose communication, I have also recognized it in forms of poetry that deliberately push us to confront the contingency and craziness of our culture’s use and abuse of words.* -Ben Lerner, Contest of Words, *Harper's*, October 2012 The lunatic notion of a “post-truth” or “post-fact” society gained traction during the administration of George W. Bush, whose lackeys lied the... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Exclusive: CNN Reporter Trapped In Deadly ISIS Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Hat Tip* to Jay and Laszlo for this video.

While Americans Are So Focused On Tomorrow's "Election": The Criminal Israeli Occupation Of Gaza - Lives In Ruins: The Human Tragedy Unfolding In Gaza!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
It has been a while since I last reported on a real human tragedy that is still ongoing in the Middle East... I am of course referring to the criminal and psychotic Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, in what I have long called the largest "open air prison" on planet Earth... Yes, while our attention has been diverted elsewhere (and of course in most cases on purpose) the over 2 million Arabic occupants of that slender territory bordering the Mediterranean Sea are enduring brutality on the part of the criminal IDF occupation forces. In many cases the citizens of Gaza are not only... more »

Economic News , Data & Views......November 7 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Monday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Major Risk On Day - Weekly Calendar ; US Stocks Bust Out Of 9 Day Losing Streak , Europe & Asia Stocks Have Relief Rally As Well ; Oil Related Items. 2) US Election Updates - Monday Final National Polls , Article Of Note. 3) Around The Horn For Europe - News On Greece , Italy , Ukraine , Germany , UK. 4) Odds & Ends

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 9h 9 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Weekly calendar.. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Key Events In The Coming Presidential Election Week http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-07/key-events-coming-presidential-election-week … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 11h 11 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Morning splash.... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Frontrunning: November 7 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-0 7/frontrunning-november-7 … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner... more »

What Cholera Tells Us About Global Health

Jeremy Youde at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
I’ve been marking essays for the past week (two big advantages of Australian academia: November is a spring month, and second semester ends before Halloween), and a lot of my students were writing about the right to health and what it would take to realize it in a meaningful sense. That, naturally, led me to […]

Analogies in War: Marine Mammal Systems and Autonomous Weapons

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Last week I was able to host and facilitate a multi-stakeholder meeting of governments, industry and academia to discuss the notions of “meaningful human control” and “appropriate human judgment” as they pertain to the development, deployment and use of autonomous weapons systems (AWS). These two concepts presently dominate discussion over whether to regulate or ban […]

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Albert Hunt, Bloomberg*: *Dismal Campaign Presages a Crisis of Government* One word describes this U.S. presidential election: dismal. That has ominous implications for the important tasks of governing over the next several years. Elections in which big issues are joined have value because they provide a governance agenda to be debated and decided. Both sides bear responsibility for the sorry state of politics this year, but the overwhelming blame belongs to Donald Trump. He has largely waged a campaign of venom and cruel insults that was substantively shallow. If you waded thr... more »

Perpetual motion machine

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

World News Briefs -- November 7, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:** Clinton and Trump chase last-minute support on election eve* The U.S. presidential campaigns neared their end on Monday in the same angry tone they began, with Republican Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a "phony" and the Democrat accusing him of splitting the country, as a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll pointed to a strong chance of her winning. Clinton and Trump raced through several battleground states in a last-ditch attempt to encourage their respective supporters to show up at polling places on Tuesday. Clinton sought to capture more support from Latinos, Afr... more »

What a Long, Strange Fucked Up Trip It's Been

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
So, what few of you who still audit my blog may be wondering is, "Where the fuck has JP been these past few days?" Well, the answer's pretty simple yet... not. In between doing the usual chores and errands at Casa de Pottersville, my time's been rather unevenly divided riding the endless #podestaemails hashtags like a rancid boil and doing whatever I can to keep Queen Hillary from being coronated. I'm also trying at the same time to finish the first of four short stories for a special Christmas book featuring four of my main protagonists: Scott Carson (*Tatterdemalion,... more »

Quote of the Day: Who truly rules the world?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“Millions, billions of men may be oblivious of the process, they may be ignorant of philosophy, they may even be contemptuous of abstractions, but knowingly or not they are shaped ultimately by the abstractions of a small handful of individuals. In this sense it's far too weak a statement to say that the pen is mightier than the sword. The pen and only a couple of pens create all the swords and the swordsmen and the cause of their battle and the final outcome. "Now, you may, understandably, find this ominous from one point of view, because it would leave the whole world vul... more »

"Vote As If Your Life Depends Upon It, Because This Time IT DOES!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Vote As If Your Life Depends Upon It, * *Because This Time IT DOES!"* by Editorial Board "We have witnessed a series of cultural storms over the last several decades, many of which have altered our landscape. Most have been artificial storms, created and powered by an ideology that seeks complete control over this nation and its future, set in motion to create the chaos in which to implant "progress." These storms have eradicated our family structures, our nation's history, our ethical standards, our moral standards, our legal frameworks, our borders, our Constitution, and our ... more »

Vote Hillary, Vote Democrat

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
It's high time I invested in a nose peg factory. Here we are again, a presidential election showdown between the Democrat and Republican candidates, just as it has been for 150 years. And on this occasion, just like nearly every other, the logic of lesser evilism must come into play. However, in case you've been living under a rock the contest is between the Democrats and something qualitatively worse. Difference is not a matter of degree any more. Yes, American politics is stuck. Thanks to the early award of the franchise, the American labour movement never took off unlike pretty ... more »

Hillary Clinton Hired Al Qaeda To Protect US Diplomats In Benghazi

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Fox News claims the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi was protected by unvetted security guards who helped carry out the 2012 attacks. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed when members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia associated with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, launched a coordinated attack against two US government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. The U.S. State Department under Hillary Clinton approved contracts to an obscure private firm over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months ... more »

US Military Hacks Into Russian Electric Grid, Networks & Kremlin

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
US military hackers have reportedly “penetrated” Russia’s electrical grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, in readiness to “hit back” should Russian intelligence agencies decide to carry out a cyberattack on election day. An anonymous senior intelligence official told NBC news that the US would only deploy its own cyber attack “if necessary”. EXCLUSIVE: U.S. hackers ready to strike back if Russia tries to disrupt election https://t.co/BpKzqE7Vblpic.twitter.com/DQi7rjusXT — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 4, 2016 US officials are said to be ‘very concerne... more »

Former Georgian President Saakashvili Quits As Ukraine Odessa Governor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Mikheil Saakashvili Resigns Post in Ukraine, Citing Corruption* MOSCOW — Mikheil Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who was brought into the Ukraine government to set an example of transparency and clean government, resigned on Monday and accused Ukraine’s president of supporting corruption. Mr. Saakashvili, who was appointed governor of the Black Sea region of Odessa by President Petro O. Poroshenko in May 2015, said he was leaving because of the central government’s unrelenting obstruction of his efforts to root out graft. “The president personally s...more »

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Re-Elected A 3rd Time Amid Claims Of Vote Rigging

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Nicaragua president re-elected in landslide amid claims of rigged vote* Daniel Ortega easily wins third consecutive term as opposition says he used his power to bypass term limits and prevent popular rivals from entering race Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has been re-elected by a landslide in an election described by the opposition as the most rigged contest in the four decades since the Sandinista leader first came to power. His victory – alongside his wife, Rosario Murillo, who was standing as vice-president for the first time – extends the influence of th... more »

Zoning laws are rubbing out the Kiwi Dream

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*If we are to keep the Kiwi Dream, says Jack Salmon in this guest post, NIMBYs and planners will have to be put back in their box.* House prices continue to rise dramatically across NZ, particularly in urban areas. The ever escalating prices make the “Kiwi Dream” of owning a home far less likely for an increasing number of millennials. With around one third of NZ households now renting homes and apartments, we have to ask ourselves – why is the NZ Dream dying? Data from the Stats NZ reveal that the US homeownership rate stands at a mere 67.8%, down from 73.8% in 1991. Whilst t... more »

How long until sanity?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Browser not supported. Visit www.270towin.com It would be nice to think it is this easy, and after it’s over it will all be over. But the insanity is not going to stop then, is it. It may even be just beginning… . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

OMG! Trump Was Lying About Melania! Is Little Barron An Anchor Baby? Has There Been A Paternity Test? Can We See It With The Tax Returns?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Trump's version of "classy"* I don't want to get into a whole thing about whether or not Melania was working as an escort when she first came to America. Trump's attorneys wrote me what's called a legal demand letter asking for a retraction and apology. I'm sorry I published a post asserting that you worked as a hooker, Melania, even though I was clear that I didn't think there was anything wrong with working as a hooker. I also took down the post rather than go to court with these people. They informed me that: The true facts are as follows: Mrs. Trump *never* worked as an escort... more »

Iraqi Military: Mass Grave Contianing A Hundred Beheaded Civilians Found South Of Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN: **Mass grave containing 100 bodies found in town south of Mosul, Iraq says* Irbil, Iraq (CNN)A mass grave containing the remains of about 100 beheaded civilians has been discovered inside a school in a town south of Mosul, Iraq's military said in a statement Monday. The mass grave was found by Iraqi forces in the School of Agriculture on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil, a town that was recaptured from ISIS on Monday, Iraq's Joint Military Command said. "Gangs of ISIS militants continue to commit crimes against our people," the statement said. *Read more* .... *Update #1*:... more »

Election 2016 and Revisiting the New Jim & Juan Crow

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 8 hours ago
As we all know, for probably three-fourths of the electorate ― between women and people of color ― the choice for president should have been a no-brainer. Essentially, the choice was made for us; that’s how many people one candidate intentionally insulted. Along with that, promises by politicians don’t impress. For many, day-to-day issues matter more than slick propaganda. For example, this past semester I taught Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow.” The topic of her book ― the drug war and the criminalization of people of color, which has wreaked untold havoc on the country ― ... more »

The Kurds’ Proxy Trap? No Meme Kurdish History

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
I'm not certain how many times the writings of Ofra Bengio have been featured here? This is certainly not the first or second time! Ofra writes quite regularly about the Kurds. Their history. Maybe their future? Especially as it pertains to Israeli interests. She's certainly not righting from a hostile perspective. She writes quite sympathetically from what I've read. (Who is Ofra Bengio? ) *Ofra Bengio is calling the Kurds proxy fighters- because that is what they are*. That is what they have long been. *Particularly vicious marauders while attacking Christians as you will learn. ... more »

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates November 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC*: *Battle for Mosul: The story so far* A long-awaited military offensive to reclaim the northern Iraqi city Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS) is under way, forcing thousands of Iraqis to flee their homes. About 50,000 Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Muslim Arab tribesmen and Shia Muslim militiamen, assisted by US-led coalition warplanes and military advisers, are involved in the operation, launched on 17 October, more than two years after jihadists overran the city before seizing control of much of northern and western Iraq. *Read more* .... *... more »

The Islamic State Has Just Been Robbed By Its Treasurer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The rogue terrorists are on the run for Syria via the Tel Afar District in Iraq *Daily Mail:* *Five ISIS leaders STEAL millions of dollars from the terror group's treasury in Iraq and flee as extremists send hit squad to hunt them down * * Five top ISIS leaders have stolen the money from treasury in Nineveh, Iraq * They are fleeing to Syria with their plunder, with ISIS forces chasing * If they are caught they will be arrested and executed immediately * The plotters include Treasury official Abu al-Bara al-Qahtani Five elite ISIS leaders have gone rogue and stolen millions of dollar... more »

Naga’s earpiece and other mysteries

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
“We’re all being told about how we must think about trans gender, trans people whatever it is that used to be known as gender dysphoria and the attempt to de-pathologist this, i.e. make it *not *into a disability - or a mental condition - it’s turned from that - it’s turned from asking that people be tolerant, understand it, seek treatment etc etc, - it’s turned into something that we’re all being told what we have to think about it, how to behave, that we’re phobic if we do not agree with whatever the new definitions are, that we have to sort of lie to ourselves and lie to other... more »

Dine' answer call to Standing Rock with N'aa'baahii and K'e, Warriors and Kinship

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Photos copyright by Kodee Artis, Dine' Photos copyright by Kodee Artis, Dine' Photos copyright by Kodee Artis, Dine' Dine' answer the nationwide call to action in Standing Rock By Brenda Norrell Censored News Dine' continue to unite with Dakota, Lakota and Nakota in the struggle to protect the water of the Missouri River and burial places at Standing Rock. Kodee Artis is

US Led Coalition Should Stop Turkey's Advances Towards Raqqa

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*Isn't this interesting news?* *Sputnik:* *Just yesterday Dunford was giving the impression everything was hunky dory with Turkey?* *-Was he spinning? (which was my suspicion?) * *-Or do we have divided loyalties within the Turkish military? * - * Whose Timeline Will Win In Raqqa? Was the US forced Into a Move on Raqqa? * *The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Fighters (SDF) are ready to respond to any Turkish advancement toward Raqqa and the international coalition is responsible for making Turkey withdraw from the region, senior member of the Syrian Democratic Council, SDF's politi... more »

Thousands Of Soldiers March In Moscow Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of The Legendary WWII Parade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*RT: **Thousands of soldiers march in Moscow for WW2 parade’s 75th anniversary (PHOTOS, VIDEO)* Thousands of soldiers dressed in period uniforms along with a wide range of historical military hardware have taken part in a march marking the 75th anniversary of a legendary 1941 parade that saw Soviet troops off from Moscow to World War II battlefields. Some 5,000 servicemen and cadets, along with around 40 military hardware units, including Katyusha rocket launchers, T-34 tanks, and artillery guns, were on display on Red Square, according to the office of Moscow’s mayor data. *Rea... more »

Israel Rejects French Attempts To Restart Palestinian Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:** Israel says 'no' to Middle East peace conference in Paris* Israel on Monday formally rejected France's invitation to take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year, saying it was a distraction from the goal of direct negotiations with the Palestinians. At a meeting in Jerusalem with Israel's acting national security adviser and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's diplomatic adviser, French envoy Pierre Vimont was informed that Israel wanted nothing to do with the effort to revive talks that last broke down in 2014. "(They) told the French envoy in... more »

The Alexander-Ravitch Policy Era Grinds On

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Valerie Strauss is publishing interviews by oddball and Disruptor Foundation Fellow, C. M. Rubin, who is in the process of interviewing six "potential" candidates for Secretary of Education under the next President Clinton. Diane Ravitch's is the most recent interview offered at Valerie's WaPo blog. Ravitch begins her first response to the first question by labeling our sordid modern history of racist standardized testing the "Bush-Obama policies." Even though the standardized testing ideology has been around for over a hundred years, Diane would have been much more accurate to lab... more »

Greece set to win €1.75bn from EU climate scheme to build two coal plants

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/03/greece-set-to-win-175m-from-eu-climate-scheme-to-build-two-coal-plants You could not make it up! From the Guardian: Greece appears on track to win access to a controversial EU programme that could earmark up to €1.75bn (£1.56bn) in free carbon allowances for the building of two massive coal-fired power plants. The 1100MW coal stations will cost an […]

Stronger Together

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Kim 'n' Hillary. 'Stronger together' H/t again to DB... Here's a video of Kim Ghattas standing next to Hillary today - "sucking up, before asking her a lapdog question", as DB so accurately puts it. Video: Fawning presstitute "reporters" pose for photos with Hillary as they laugh at her jokes. https://t.co/nwlRRGhBFq pic.twitter.com/yRfdAF0cVb — Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 7, 2016 There's a bit of dark humour to be had from the fact that Hillary's fawning bodyguard of journalists (with the BBC's Kim Ghattas as her right-hand woman) is seen posing in front of a pl... more »

Nov. 7: A slow day.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
If patriotism were used to do what is best for our country, it would be admirable. But that almost never happens. Instead, patriotism is manipulated to justify the killing and looting of other countries to benefit the very wealthy. That's what empires are all about. I thought of that as I read about Mr. Khan, who is now campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Mr. Khan is the man whose son was an American soldier who was killed in Iraq. Mr. Khan, and his family, are Muslim. He joined the Hillary Clinton election team to criticize Mr. Trump for his verbal attacks on Muslims. Hand on heart... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: 2002, "Remember Now"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“You think you will never forget any of this, you will remember it always just the way it was. But you can't remember it the way it was. To know it, you have to be living in the presence of it right as it is happening. It can return only by surprise. Speaking of these things tells you that there are no words for them that are equal to them or that can restore them to your mind. And so you have a life that you are living only now, now and now and now, gone before you can speak of it, and you must be thankful for living day by day, moment by moment, in this presence. But you have a li... more »

Russia’s Rostec Corporation Sets Up New Cyber Security Centre

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Russian state corporation Rostec, which specializes in the production and export of high technology, has set up a new corporate anti-hacking centre to counter electronic espionage against Russian defence contractors’ computers. The centre will be working in coordination as part of a state system of detection, prevention and elimination of the consequences of computer attacks on the Russian Federation with the FSB, the principal security agency of Russia and the main successor to the KGB. Sputnik reports: “The Center also looks for computer malware used by hackers, monitors the... more »

Palin Confident Of Trump Victory, Says Polls Are Only For Strippers

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Former vice presidential nominee and Tea Party darling Sarah Palin does not believe in polls, except for ones used in strip clubs. In an interview with TV host Bill O’Reilly, the former half-term Alaska governor said she does not have a whole lot of faith in election polls. The Ring Of Fire reports: Speaking with Bill O’Reilly on Sunday evening, Palin responded to O’Reilly’s assertion that polls show Clinton leading in most key locations. “Like I’ve said before, polls are only good for strippers and cross-country skiers. What matters is that two days from now, you know, the gettin’... more »

Was Digby right about the press corps and Trump?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016In search of the media's "narrative:"* Last Thursday morning, the gang on CNN's This Morning were discussing the Trump campaign's strategy for the campaign's final days. Alisyn Camerota played videotape of Trump on the stump. He was telling himself to "stay on point." In response, Chris Cuomo and David Gregory chuckled about it a while. As they did, Cuomo seemed to apologize for the pundit laughter: CAMEROTA (11/3/16): We have a window into Donald Trump's strategy, because he is speaking to himself out loud. In fact, this is like his inner monologue on a...more »

Mt Roskill by-election candidate suggests the whole electorate take a NAP

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
The Mt Roskill by-election now has a candidate who takes a NAP. Literally: Dr Richard Goode is the candidate for the Not A Party party, or NAP for short.’ He reckons the electorate needs to declare itself a politician-free zone in the forthcoming by-election “which was triggered when Phil Goff switched troughs.” This is his full statement: *Goode said he was “chuffed” to be chosen to stand for Not A Party (NAP) in the seat made vacant by Phil Goff.* *“Let’s keep the seat vacant,” says Goode. “Let’s make Mt. Roskill a politician-free zone, with the rest of New Zealand’s elector... more »

WikiLeaks: Chelsea Clinton Used Foundation Money For Wedding

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea allegedly used resources from the Clinton Foundation to help pay for her 2010 wedding, according to emails released by Wikileaks Chelsea Clinton used Clinton Foundation resources for her wedding — email from top Bill Clinton aid Doug Band https://t.co/1vDL5CbRvt pic.twitter.com/Y8nGMoGZGb — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 6, 2016 A former top Bill Clinton accused Chelsea of “using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade” in a 2012 email sent to John Podesta. Press TV reports: Doug Band, a former White House aide to Bi... more »

Charitable Status Is Key: "100 Who Care" Update

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 11 hours ago
I said back here that I would report on any replies from the "100 Who Care" groups I blogged about. Only one has. And I had a private conversation with a member of another group in Atlantic Canada. The first thing to know: not all groups operate the same way. I got a reply from an organizer of 100 Women Who Care Ottawa, who used only her first name. In my initial email I advised that I would be blogging further on the topic so any responder should consider herself on the record. Since I'm not sure she she understood that, I won't use her name. (I'll send her a link to this blogpost... more »

What is it like to win a Nobel Prize?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago

Saudi Arabia Cuts Off Oil Shipments To Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A Saudi Aramco employee sits in the area of its stand at the Middle East Petrotech 2016, an exhibition and conference for the refining and petrochemical industries, in Manama, Bahrain, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed *Reuters:* *Saudi oil shipments to Egypt halted indefinitely, Egyptian officials say* Saudi Arabia has informed Egypt that shipments of oil products expected under a $23 billion aid deal have been halted indefinitely, suggesting a deepening rift between the Arab world's richest country and its most populous. Saudi Arabia has been a major donor to Egypt s... more »

World News Briefs -- November 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Peshmerga in heavy gun battles with ISIL near Mosul* *Iraqi Kurdish forces assault town of Bashiqa, just 13km from ISIL-held Mosul, from two fronts as offensive continues.* Iraqi Kurdish fighters are exchanging heavy fire with ISIL fighters as they advance from two directions on a town held by the armed group just 13km east of the city of Mosul. The town of Bashiqa has been surrounded by Kurdish Peshmerga forces for weeks. Monday's push appears to be the most serious yet to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) from the area, whi... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Army General Joseph Votel testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Votel’s nomination to be commander of the U.S. Central Command on Capitol Hill in Washington March 9, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *L.A. Times:* *Q&A What the top U.S. commander in the Middle East says about fighting Islamic State* Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, traveled to the region last week to take stock of the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. military has supported Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces with airstrikes, training and advis... more »

Joshua Brown : POLITICAL CARTOON | The Colossus of Rogues

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
Cartoon by Joshua Brown | The Rag Blog | November 7, 2014 [Joshua Brown is the executive director of the Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and is a … finish reading Joshua Brown : *POLITICAL CARTOON* | The Colossus of Rogues

A Positive Perspective on the Engineered US Election Chaos

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - The paradigm shift is here. What we do with it is up to us. The post A Positive Perspective on the Engineered US Election Chaos appeared first on Waking Times.

America Cannot Recover from Recession Until It Writes Down Debt to What Can Be Paid

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Wealth created by productivity diverged from wage growth in the Carter administration, but separated for good under Reagan and all subsequent presidents. Wages have been essentially flat since 1972. For almost all working people, increase in purchasing power has been achieved by increasing personal debt.* *by Gaius Publius* We live in a predatory capitalist world, one in which those with money compete ruthlessly with each other to acquire the most added money they can. Achieving this goal includes, among other things, impoverishing their customers, converting the personal wealth ... more »

Kim Ghattas asks the most sycophantic question ever (to Hillary Clinton)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
(h/t DB) I do hope you haven't just eaten... This has to be seen to be believed. It's BBC reporter Kim Ghattas asking Hillary Clinton a question today: Video: Pathetic question by @BBCKimGhattas about 'prejudice' Hillary's faced being 'ahead' of her time #TTT16 pic.twitter.com/nJCp8P8E5o — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 7, 2016 And here's that what that question looks like in writing: It seems to me that over time you've been often ahead of your time, you've been sometimes misunderstood, fought off a lot of prejudice. Do you think that, today, America understands you and is... more »

Star Citizen - 5.0 sandbox rework - due in 2018?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
look, I realise without even emailing my most recent C.V. to their H.R. Unit that C.I.G or Cloud Imperium Games aka C.R.I or Chris Roberts Industries i.e. the legendary W.G.C. or Wing Commander Creator ain't gonna whisk yours truly westward from Oxford UK across the Atlantic on an all-expenses-paid consultancy to work with his truly in Austin TX on the 5.0 sandbox iteration of his "Star Citizen" or Persistent Universe game. But that doesn't stop me pondering about... *THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE*. From what I can gather, this is how Star Citizen was 'always meant to be'. And think ... more »

Afghan Governor Pleads For Help As Soldiers Defect To The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Afghan Governor pleads for Australian help as soldiers defect to Taliban* The Governor of Uruzgan — the Afghan province where Australia's training and reconstruction effort was centred — says soldiers there are defecting to the Taliban. Desperate officials said they would welcome Australian forces back. Since September, Tarin Kot, the dusty home for Australia's soldiers and reconstruction teams until late 2014 has been menaced, Uruzgan's Provincial Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharoti said. "The Taliban was coming very close to the city, I can say a kilometre, to t... more »

Family decries publication of child’s picture in open access journal

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
An author of a paper about a boy with a rare genetic disorder has retracted it after the patient’s family revoked permission to use his photo. The 2012 paper in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL) told the tale of a 14-year old boy with Delleman syndrome, a condition that often results […] The post Family decries publication of child’s picture in open access journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

There is nothing left to say, but much left to do...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*we must pray **without ceasing.* *Take time today to give thanks and to pray for victory. * Mark 9, 14-29 14 As they were rejoining the disciples they saw a large crowd round them and some scribes arguing with them. 15 At once, when they saw him, the whole crowd were struck with amazement and ran to greet him. 16 And he asked them, 'What are you arguing about with them?' 17 A man answered him from the crowd, 'Master, I have brought my son to you; there is a spirit of dumbness in him, 18 and when it takes hold of him it throws him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth and grinds... more »

Quantum mechanics is more beautiful than classical physics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
One of the numerous unjustifiable and negative adjectives that Steven Weinberg attached to quantum mechanics in an interview was "ugly". It's ugly when there isn't an objective state of affairs at every moment, we were told. Equivalently, it's ugly when the world doesn't obey the laws of classical physics. The aesthetic discussions are unavoidably subjective to some extent and people's differences cannot be completely settled. Nevertheless, I am confident that his view – and the view of many others who use murky excuses to sling mud on quantum mechanics and its brilliant fathers – i... more »

WE READ THE SUNDAY REVIEW: Bruni arrives at the scene of the crime!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016Part 1—Terrified in Columbus:* Two days before Election Day, we read the Sunday Review. We were struck by what we encountered there. The Sunday Review is one of the New York Times' highest weekly platforms. It's the Sunday section which includes the editorials and the opinion columns. It also includes a range of essays and opinion pieces which help define the intellectual functioning of a feckless, unskilled elite. What did we encounter when we read the Sunday Review? On its front page, we encountered its featured piece, this 1250-word opinion column by th...more »

5.0 Earthquake Hits Central Oklahoma Causing ‘Significant Damage’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck approximately one mile west of the town of Cushing in Oklahoma on Sunday, causing serious structural damage and power outages. The earthquake centred near one of the world’s key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake struck at 7:44 p.m. Central time and initially stated it was a magnitude 5.3 earthquake but lowered that rating to 5.0. The town of Cushing is a major oil hub dubbed as the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World.” It is home to the Cushing Tank Farm, a massive o... more »

Mosul Campaign Day Twenty-One, Nov 6, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Golden Division entered a new neighborhood in Mosul, Noor. Otherwise the unit was busy fighting in the other areas of the city it breached. Combat has been very intense with a constant wave of car bombs and Islamic State fighters attacking from the rear via the extensive tunnel system it has built up. That accounts for the slower pace of the advance, and the lack of news on the twenty-first day of the campaign. In the south, the Federal police finally took Hamam al-Alil along with three villagesnearby. Now that was secured the Iraqi forces will be attacking the Mosul airport.... more »

Japan: A Radioactive Nation on an Increasingly Radioactive Planet

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Japan's car wash septic tanks are emerging as concentrated zones of radioactivity: Car wash septic tanks emerge as radiation threat in Fukushima. The Japan Times, November 6, 2016, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/11/06/national/car-wash-septic-tanks-emerge-radiation-threat-fukushima/#.WCCaycmYLHo Highly radioactive sludge is turning up in septic tanks at car washes in Fukushima Prefecture, and the readings are as much as seven times higher than the government’s limit, auto industry officials say. While the government-set limit is 8,000 becquerels per kilogram, some of the ... more »

Is North Korea Willing To Sell Its Nuclear Tech And Know How .... Or Even An Atomic Bomb?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a ballistic rocket launch in Pyongyang on March 11. U.S. and South Korean officials believe the North has developed nuclear weapons that threaten Japan and South Korea. NORTH KOREA'S KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY (KCNA)/REUTERS *June Park and J. Berkshire Miller, East Asia Forum:** Is North Korea’s nuclear tech for sale?* As North Korea’s economic position worsens, the risk that it sells its nuclear weapons technology grows. Pyongyang conducted its fifth nuclear test on 9 September, accompanied by claims it has developed a warhead that can be m... more »

Facebook At Work: What's The Worst That Could Happen?

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 14 hours ago
So Facebook came out with a yuge announcement that it has a brand new social platform in beta testing called "Facebook At Work." I know, huh? I gasped when I saw this announcement and if you've been doing employment law as long as I have (since dinosaurs roamed), you probably gasped too. What the heck is Facebook thinking? Well, I know what they're thinking. They're thinking $$$$$. I'm thinking potential disaster. But there's more. Here's what Facebook says about this app: Workplace gives users access to familiar features like Facebook Live video, Groups, Messenger, and a News Feed,...more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* *Ballot Images – A new way to verify that results are true* California Secessionists To Meet At Capitol Day After Presidential Election Trump Rushed Off Stage In Nevada By Secret Service The average American is personally responsible for melting 645 square feet of Arctic ice every year Hundreds of hooded anti-government protesters clashed violently with police in Florence Another Toilet Paper Crisis: Angola's Biggest Oil Firm Can't Even Supply The Basics Democrats sue Trump for alleged voter intimidation in four states Elon Musk Claims New 2170 Battery Is “Highest Ene...more »

Journal pulls plug on paper that predicts person’s death, against authors’ objections

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Some people can look at an old photograph of a person — say, of your grandmother in elementary school — and tell whether the person is today alive or dead, according to a paper published last spring. If that sounds too weird to be true…well, it might be. The journal editors have retracted the paper for not having enough evidence to back […] The post Journal pulls plug on paper that predicts person’s death, against authors’ objections appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Next U.S. President Is Going To Decide The Role That AI And Robots Will Have In Future Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Clear-skies thinking: the prototype Tanaris stealth drone is being designed by BAE Systems and expected to be in use from 2030 © BAE *Financial Times*: *AI and robots line up for battlefield service* The future of the US arsenal lies in next president’s hands. Artificial intelligences have a long history when it comes to visions of future conflict: from the medieval Golem of Jewish tradition to the robotic Martian handling machines of H G Wells’ The War of the Worlds and beyond. Even our darkest cold war visions had technology at their heart: the world ends in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr ... more »

UK Spies Say ISIS Chief Has Escaped Mosul

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
British intelligence sources believe that ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has managed to escape the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul, according to UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson The terror leader’s reported escape comes after he released an audio recording telling his followers to keep fighting until the bitter end to hold the city, which is the Islamic States last major foothold in Iraq. In an address to Parliament on Friday Johnson said: “It is a cruel irony that some of the intelligence we have, you may know, suggests that the gentleman in question has actually vacated the scen... more »

Ultimate Weapon for the Walking Dead

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago

The Work of Rob Shetterly

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
It was a surprise to get an email yesterday from our friend Pat Wheeler who lives on Deer Isle, Maine. She sent photos along from an exhibition at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary in nearby Brooksville where Maine artist and activist Rob Shetterly was showing some of his work from the series called Americans Who Tell the Truth. During the Iraq war Rob became so frustrated with the American 'shock and awe' attack that he had to find a positive way to express his outrage. So he began painting Americans with words from each of them etched into the paintings. He now has painted more ... more »

Serial Flu Shots Reduced Ability to Fight Virus in the Future- Post Flu Immunity Better Then Vaccine

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Has everyone noticed the signs outside of every pharmaceutical temple, in every town, advertising flu shots? Every time I see one of these signs...one question pops into my mind*. *If the vaccine was really beneficial for anyone but big pharma, would it really be tax payer funded? Makes me think of the troubles with the disgraceful wind turbines. No one wants them. They aren't necessary. The electricity isn't needed. And yet they too are tax payer funded! Sure, someone's benefiting, but, it ain't me! * Because flu shots don't make you immune *This should come as a surprise to no o... more »

First 3 Days Of The Mosul Campaign: U.S.-Led Airstrikes Dropped A Bomb At A Rate Of One Per 8 Minutes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
B-52 bombers, which have played a key role in the U.S. air campaign over Mosul, can carry up to 70,000 pounds of bombs. (US Air Force photo/Robert Horstman) *Military.com*:* 'Intense' US Bombing in Mosul Meant Strike Every 8 Minutes* During the opening three days of the Mosul offensive, U.S.-led airstrikes rattled the city at a rate of one bomb every eight minutes, an official said. The sheer volume of strikes sets the operation apart from others in the ongoing campaign against militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, according to Col. Daniel Manning... more »

The U.S. Army Is Testing A New Bazooka

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*National Interest*: *The U.S. Army Is Testing a Devastating New Weapon: A Super 'Bazooka'* In 1946, two Swedes named Hugo Abramson and Harald Jentzen designed the Carl Gustaf, which at the time appeared to be just another recoilless rifle like the famous bazooka. Many of these weapons fell out of use in the following decades as anti-tank missiles took over. But the Carl Gustaf stuck around — and for a different role than Abramson and Jentzen had planned in the 1940s. For one, it’s now just as much an anti-infantry weapon owing to its range, low cost and types of ammunition. Sold... more »

A Look At How 8 Countries Are Preparing For War Against Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Estonian soldiers provide cover fire for U.S. paratroopers on Nov. 3, 2016, in Hellenurme, Estonia, during a joint training exercise. (Photo: U.S. Army Pfc. James Dutkavich) *We Are The Mighty*:* How 8 countries are preparing for war with Russia* Russia continues to issue threats to countries on its borders — most notably those with significant populations of ethnic Russians like Georgia and Ukraine which have already felt Moscow’s wrath in recent years. But many European countries have reduced their spending in the decades since World War II, so preparing for a potential war with ... more »

This Is How The U.S. Military Trains To Seize Any Airbase Anywhere In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
U.S. Army *Business Insider*: *How the US military trains to take any airbase, anywhere in the world, in just 18 hours* What happens when all hell breaks loose and the US military needs to act within hours? Enter the 5,000 specialists of Global Response Force, from the Army's 82nd Airborne Brigade, Joint Special Operations Command, and the US Air Force, capable of deploying to any location on earth within 18 hours. "We need to have demonstrated legitimacy in this capability. It's our muscle. It's us flexing our muscle. Nobody wants to get in the ring with the undefeated heavywei... more »

City Dwellers Don't Vote GOP Anymore Because The GOP Message Is Aimed Towards Cave Dwellers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The final NBC/*Wall Street Journal* national poll showed Hillary with a 4 point lead over Trump-- 44-40%. It doesn't mean much at this point, when over 30 million people have already voted. And polling shows she's even more head among that group. But in the NBC poll, conducted after the FBI tried to swing the election to Trump, showed some interesting demographic trends worth noting. Clinton is ahead of Trump among women (53 percent to 38 percent), African Americans (86 percent to 7 percent), Latinos (65 percent to 20 percent) and those ages 18-34 (55 percent to 32 percent). Tru... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*College Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants Get Their Day in Court* A few weeks ago, we reported on a lawsuit in California brought by a resident and taxpayer against the Board of Regents of the University of California. Earl De Vries claimed that by giving in-state tuition benefits to illegal immigrants at all University of California schools, the regents were in violation of federal law. A state appeals court heard the case yesterday, and based on reports from those who attended the oral argument, De Vries (and the taxpayers of California) had a good day in court. By way of a qui... more »

No Bellowing

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
A week ago, Justin Trudeau sent the Governor-General to the Middle East. The message he carried with him was much different than the one Stephen Harper promulgated for almost ten years. Michael Harris writes: A renowned academic known to his grandchildren as ‘Grandpa Book,’ Johnston told the Canadian Press, “The way forward in this very specific region is a two-state solution and a just, longstanding and comprehensive peace.” And if that can be achieved then there is hope that some of the larger problems in the region can be dealt with. Johnston said the political situation in the... more »

25 of the Best Christmas Picture Books

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Every year I wrap up our favorite Christmas book and put them under our Christmas tree. Each night our children unwrap one for us to read as a family. From books about the Nativity to books about Santa Claus, these are some of our VERY favorite Christmas Picture books to find waiting for us under the tree each year. Very Christmas by Simone Mets- This bright and fun picture book is illustrated more with words and fonts than pictures. Very Christmas is the sweet story of what happens when Santa's workshop is ruined and Christmas is cancelled. Ava Buttons comes up with a wonderful... more »

The Powerful Act Immoral as they Also Suffer from Herd Mentality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - No shadows exist when the light is shone from all angles. The post The Powerful Act Immoral as they Also Suffer from Herd Mentality appeared first on Waking Times.

Everything You Are Seeking - Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*A bullet to the head of Warmism* *Jamal Munshi shows below that a basic asumption of Warmism is wrong. Fossil fuel use does NOT bump up atmospheric CO2 levels* Responsiveness of Atmospheric CO2 to Fossil Fuel Emissions Jamal Munshi Abstract: This short note is a validation of a previous work which found no correlation between changes in atmospheric CO2 and fossil fuel emissions at an annual time scale. In this work, this result is tested for robustness with respect to sample period selection within a range of data availability. A resampling procedure similar to bootstrap... more »

CSIRO Lacks Empirical Proof: Senator Roberts tables climate report on the CSIRO

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 17 hours ago
Senator Roberts, Tony Heller, Dr. Tim BallSenator Malcolm Roberts says: CSIRO: Today I released my report in response to CSIROs climate science claims, that were presented at the meeting held with CSIRO senior scientists on Monday 26 September 2016 in Sydney.

Clinton Is A Cog for Goldman Sachs & Saudis: Assange

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
In an interview with award winning veteran journalist and documentary film maker John Pilger, whistle-blower Julian Assange discusses what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year. See Assange in one of the most incendiary interviews he’s ever given, in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films. RT.com reports: John Pilger, another Australian émigré, conducted the 25-minute interview at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has been trapped since 2012 for fear of extradition to the US. Last month, Assange had his internet... more »

WikiLeaks: CNN Asked Clinton Campaign For Questions To Grill Trump

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A new WikiLeaks email reveals CNN reached out to the Clinton campaign to ask for help devising questions so Wolf Blitzer could grill Donald Trump in an interview. In the latest case of exposed collusion between the Clinton campaign and CNN, Lauren Dillon sent an email to DNC colleagues on April 25 with the headline “Trump Questions for CNN.” “Wolf Blitzer is interviewing Trump on Tues ahead of his foreign policy address on Wed. … Please send me thoughts by 10:30 AM tomorrow.“ Hours after the email was sent, Dillon said in a follow up email that the Blitzer-Trump interview had been ... more »

M.I.A Censored By Hillary Supporter Jay-Z Over Pro WikiLeaks Song

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
One day after Jay-Z appeared on stage with Hillary Clinton and endorsed her for president, a pro WikiLeaks music video by M.I.A, released on Jay-Z’s RocNation label, was censored and pulled from the internet. M.I.A, a long term supporter of WikiLeaks and friend of Julian Assange, took to Twitter to complain of being “censored, bullied and buried.” @NoiseyMusic @Youtube took down BRING THE NOIZE video Released while on @rocnation !!! they took out the word @wikileaks hahaha pic.twitter.com/eVmcMYuwcI — M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) November 6, 2016 “Truth is like a rotten tooth, you gotta s... more »

WikiLeaks: Email Claims Clinton Murdered Vince Foster

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Hillary Clinton is responsible for the death of Vince Foster – at least according to an astonishing WikiLeaks email. The email chain is part of the WikiLeaks’ Global Intelligence Files, over five millions emails from Stratfor, the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company. In the email Matthew Powers tells Sean Noonan, “I thought Vince Foster was the only person the Clinton’s killed. How naive I was.” The full email can be viewed here. WikiLeaks.org was targeted by a massive DDoS attack late Sunday night. The website was taken offline minutes after the massive DNCLeak2 dum... more »

(Wiki-Leaks Truth)  Wall Street Constant Rip-Off  (Assange Talks to John Pilger)  Kaine Konundrumed  (Hillaryd Or Pilloried?)  Social Security Catfood-Loving Crowd Screwed Again (Yay for the Con Artists?)  Social Security Theft Runs Rampant

The Clinton Foundation’s $20 Million Off-the-Books Mystery Pro-Clinton Media Calls UK to Suspend Diplomatic Immunity of Ecuador Embassy Over WikiLeaks Publication of Hillary’s Emails Putin: Russians Were Told to Mind Their Own Business on Tsarnaev Wall Street is ripping us off. No question about it. All the time. Members of Congress were absolutely shocked – shocked! – that the employees

A store owner with a very cool head

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/RnE1YULrqxY I'd have challenged her false assertions about Israel but then I might not have kept my cool as well as this US shop owner.

Conspiracy Theory of the Day! Watch "BREAKING! Incredible theory just explained why Comey let Hillary off the hook" on YouTube

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
I've only watched the first 30 seconds or so of this video so I've no idea what comes thereafter but that initial part contains a great conspiracy theory! https://youtu.be/LAJtInSLpAE

Post # 37,000: "I Just Lost All Faith In Our Deeply Corrupt Legal System And In The Rule Of Law In The United States"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"I Just Lost All Faith In Our Deeply Corrupt Legal System* * And In The Rule Of Law In The United States"* By Michael Snyder "The FBI just gave Hillary Clinton the biggest gift in the history of presidential politics. Two days before the election the FBI has announced that they are ending their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. After reviewing the emails that were found on electronic devices owned by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress telling them that “we have not changed our conclusions that... more »

Rudy Giuliani reacts after FBI stands by July Clinton conclusion

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/YbODxMJE9Kw Some facts and questions arising from Rudy Giuliani that the likes of the BBC just aren't interested in pursuing.

Reince Priebus: FBI Is Still Investigating Clinton Foundation

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
I went to bed last night just as the news broke that the FBI would not be pursuing any further the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. The BBC were ecstatic... One fact not being reported by the VOTE HILLARY BBC or indeed much of the equally pro Hillary Clinton mainstream media is this: 'RNC chairman Reince Priebus is making it known that the FBI's public corruption investigation of the Clinton Foundation is ongoing. "The FBI's findings from its criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton's secret email server were a damning and unprecedented indictment of her judgment. T... more »

The ongoing war on the British motorist (part 2) - Motorists face 'zero tolerance' approach to speeding on the motorways

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'Radical revenue raising proposals by Befordshire Police and Crime Commissioner means all drivers breaking the speed limit will be fined All drivers who travel at more than 70 miles per hour on the motorway face being fined under radical new proposals being considered. Speed cameras would be switched on permanently across stretches of the motorway network catching everyone who exceeded the limit. Motorists would then be forced to pay a £100 fine as well as having points added to their licence, or could opt instead to attend a speed awareness course, costing £90. But rather than b... more »

The ongoing war on the British motorist (part 1) - Speeding tickets on 'smart motorways' rise sharply

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'The introduction of smart motorways has seen a big rise in speeding fines, figures obtained by the BBC suggest. Between 2010 and 2015, fixed penalties issued on smart sections increased from 2,000 to 52,000, according to data collated by the BBC's The One Show. There are more than 236 miles of smart motorways in England, which use the hard shoulder and variable speed limits to control traffic flow. The government says they are used to improve capacity, not generate revenue.' Remember that last line, as I'll post something shortly that gives the partial lie to that. More here h... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
"Protomatter – an unstable substance which every ethical scientist in the galaxy has denounced as dangerously unstable." *Savik* Prima materia Back to Home Page or Contents Page or Alchemy or Index *Prima materia* ------------------------------ *P**rima materia*, prime matter, like the goal of the alchemical processhas various definitions, with no one definition considered prominent. This is because alchemists had personal definitions of *prima materia*. Many definitions even contradicted one another. They range from lead, iron, gold, quicksilver, salt, sulphur, vinegar, water, ... more »

Stop Worrying, Automation Will Make Us Wealthier

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Here is a solid dose of economic common sense. We will find multiple ways to engage ourselves, while allowing machines to do the heavy lifting. That has been our history for two centuries and we are simply getting smarter at it.. Ending poverty generally is as simple as providing a minimum four hour shift for everyone every morning. We could do that today and apply surplus labor to sustainable environmental management. Terra forming Terra in order to optimize every square mile of surface and sea will ultimately demand the eyeballs of every human alive today and as many as 100 ... more »

Lost Atlantis, Noah’s Ark and Gobekli Tepe: A Curious Thread of Evidence That Connects Them All

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Not quite of course. Our own work produces a framework for all this but does not actually connect them evidentury but as part of a plausible story line. The actual comet impact around 12900 was an arranged event, that saw most if not all humanity removed from Earth itself. Or alternately the majority simply died. A significant stock did survive in order to establish new colonies and that is where Noah comes in. Uniquely the line of Noah lasted from about perhaps 10,000 BP through 6000 BP thanks to long lives in its ruling class. These special launch colonies were placed all o... more »

The Phoenician City of Tyre

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What i find interesting about Tyre is its founding date of 2750 BC. this is important because we have essentially policed up enough data to know that the high point of the Atlantean world was reached in 2400 BC or 390 years later. Serious trade was all conducted by sea and Tyre became a source of quality wood and dyes from shellfish. Add in the nearby Minoan world and the Egyptian Delta and we have a tight local shipping culture and real security from the beginning. That same sea culture became global by 2400 BC. Its actual center of gravity was surely... more »

Obama Diverted Fines on big banks to fund Leftist groups

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
EEE!!! This is simple extortion with a legal bandaid and low percentage paythrough in order to avoid an actual legal challenge which would crash into the supreme court. The DOJ was engaged in plausibly criminal extortion of the Banks in order to promote settlements which should then have flowed naturally to government coffers. Yet the government gives up 100 percent of its rights and those of putative victims in exchange for nothing. Let me try this again. I hold a gun to you head and get you to agree to empty your bank account. However to avoid challenge, i instead ask you to ... more »

The U.S. Navy's Newest And Most Advanced Destroyer Has No Munitions For Its Main Guns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 7, 2015. The multimission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works/Released) *Defense News*:* New Warship’s Big Guns Have No Bullets* Washington – Barely two weeks after the US Navy commissioned its newest and most futuristic warship, armed with two huge guns that c... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Watch the full version of John Pilger's interview with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London... https://t.co/iGh07CmT3M — John Pilger (@johnpilger) November 5, 2016

The 2016 Global Peace Index Has Ranked The Most And Least Peaceful Countries In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Vision Of Humanity *Business Insider*: *The most and least peaceful countries in the world, ranked* According to this year's edition of an annual report from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Botswana, Kuwait, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Angola, and Burkina Faso all have one surprising thing in common: They are more peaceful than the US. The Global Peace Index from the IEP compiles yearly rankings of peacefulness in 162 nations based on 23 different types of data. The IEP attempts to answer a simple question: Is the world getting more or less peaceful? *Read more* .... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Passing Ships* The fast combat support ship USNS Rainier steams alongside the USS John C. Stennis during Rim of the Pacific 2016 in the Pacific Ocean, July 18, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tomas Compian

China Passes Cybersecurity Law

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration. REUTERS/Edgar Su *Bloomberg*: *China Passes Cybersecurity Law Despite Strong Foreign Opposition* China has green-lit a sweeping and controversial law that may grant Beijing unprecedented access to foreign companies’ technology and hamstring their operations in the world’s second-largest economy. The Cyber Security Law was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, and will take effect... more »

Greg Hunter, "Election Update 11/6/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Greg Hunter, "Election Update 11/6/2016" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Wk7tYORCY

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Blessing"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, "Blessing" - https://www.youtube.com/

Clinton Campaign Anticipates ‘Smoking Gun’ WikiLeaks Release

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Clinton Campaign officials have acknowledged that WikiLeaks are going to release a bombshell ‘smoking gun’ release before the election. Communications director for the Clinton campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, says that if WikiLeaks should publish this bombshell email in the next 48 hours, the public should ignore it. “Friends, please remember that if you see a whopper of a Wikileaks in next two days – it’s probably a fake,” tweeted Jennifer Palmieri. Businessinsider.com reports: Friends, please remember that if you see a whopper of a Wikileaks in next two days – it's probably a fake.... more »

WikiLeaks: Bernie Sanders Was A Plant, Democratic Primaries Rigged

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
WikiLeaks emails reveals evidence that Bernie Sanders was a Democratic plant put in place in order to ensure Hillary Clinton won the primaries. Reddit sleuths found evidence of the Clinton Campaign getting Bernie Sanders agree to a longterm strategy of allowing Hillary to win before he announced his candidacy in April 2015. Reddit.com reports: Let’s start off with this one email dated 12/09/2015: https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/47719 From:slatham@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-12-09 11:09 Subject: Robby’s memo for this afternoon In the a... more »

Mutiny At The FBI: Comey Clears Clinton Despite Mounting Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
FBI Director James Comey has cleared Clinton of all wrong doing over her illegal activities involving classified emails, despite the fact that agents say they have enough evidence to indict her. Comey’s announcement on Sunday that the FBI would not seek to prosecute Hillary Clinton will be a bitter blow to multiple officials at the agency who say they had adequate evidence, including “secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation,” that could have led to a Hillary Clinton prosecution. Infowars.com reports: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) broke the news: FBI Dir ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC). *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry by an amateur to win the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 17...more »

"Only Two Ways..."

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

Paulo Coelho, “Change and Renewal”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Change and Renewal”* by Paulo Coelho “When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling. They say: ‘We will never be like we were before.’ Of course. Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The next leaves will have their own nature, they pertain to a new summer that approaches and which will never be like the one that passed. Living means changing– and the seasons repeat these lessons to us every year. Changing means going through a period of depression: we still don’t know the new and we have to forget everything we used to know. Bu... more »

"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind" by Dan Eden "When “Robbie” the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie Forbidden Planet, his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like “Robbie,” that killing is prohibited — but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the deat... more »

"Preparing To Be Happy..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. We conceal it from our sight, because it troubles us; and, if it be delightful to us, we regret to see it pass away. We try ... more »

You Don’t Have To Eat The Caulking: The Jennifer DeNicola Story, From Malibu to DC And Back-- Running For Malibu City Council

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Dorothy Reik* It all started in 2014 when three teachers in Malibu got thyroid cancer. The long ago banned carcinaogen, PCB, was found at the school. Was it the cause? There was the usual back and forth with the Santa Monica Malibu School Board downplaying the danger and claiming that you had to practically eat the caulking to be poisoned. Hint: it’s an airborne poison. Then Jennifer DeNicola stepped in: “Jennifer deNicola, a parent who serves on the district's Malibu Schools Environmental Task Force, has launched the group Malibu Unites for Healthy Schools, which is seekin... more »

Here's How NATO Responds To Russian Warplanes Near Its Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Members of the German Air Force detachment eat in the mess room between operations at the Amari Air Base. They are deployed on four-month rotations. (Peter Kollanyi/Bloomberg News) *Washington Post*:* Russian warplanes keep buzzing the Baltics. Here’s how NATO scrambles.* AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia — On a recent night at this air base where NATO fighter pilots keep a constant vigil against the Kremlin, the alarms that warn that Russian planes were veering toward NATO airspace wouldn’t stop going off. At least 13 Russian warplanes coursed through the skies. And the NATO fighter jets ... more »

NATO Wants To Put 300,000 Soldiers On 'High Alert'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Nato is organising the “biggest reinforcement of its collective defence since the end of the Cold War” REUTERS *IBTimes*: *Nato prepares to increase ground force substantially amid growing tensions with Russia* 'Biggest reinforcement of our collective defence" since the end of the Cold War says Nato. Nato is preparing for its "biggest reinforcement" of its collective defence since the end of the Cold War amid growing tensions with Russia. The alliance's secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said that hundreds of thousands of troops will be put on a higher state of alert. Nato comm... more »

Report: Turkey To Play No Role In The Military Offensive Against Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The SDF announced the start of the campaign to liberate Raqqa on Sunday. Photo: Raqqa liberation/Facebook *RUDAW:* *US and SDF agree Turkey has no role in Raqqa, says SDF* ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey and its armed allies in Syria will play no role in the liberation of Raqqa according to an agreement made between the United States and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a spokesperson for the SDF said on Sunday. “We have agreed definitively with the international coalition that there will be no role for Turkey or the armed factions allied with it in the operation,” Talal Sel... more »

U.S. Soldiers Pictured Near Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*: *US troopers pictured near Raqqa as Syrian rebels start anti-ISIS offensive (RT PHOTOS)* An RT Arabic crew has photographed American soldiers near the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is currently held by Islamic State terrorists. On Sunday, the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the start of the operation to liberate the city. US soldiers wearing helmets and bulletproof vests have been spotted by an RT Arabic crew near the Syrian city of Raqqa. The troopers were photographed standing near several vehicles. It is however not clear what exact units the troopers belonged to ... more »

Hong Kong Protest Coverage and Taiwan + Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Wending our way through road construction...* The Hong Kong protests are a huge story in Taiwan right now -- people are following them closely. As if to emphasize the connection, Yau Wai-ching, who famously altered her swearing in oath and whom Beijing has attacked with its recent decision to interfere in the Hong Kong political process (here for BJ announcement), and who is an important focus of the pro-Hong Kong resistance and protest, was photo'd wearing an NTU shirt during an interview. Both the Hong Kong and Taiwan sides are very aware of their links and their common cause ag... more »

British Intelligence Issues Warning Over Russia's New Tank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Telegraph*: *UK military intelligence issues warning over Russian supertank threat * British military intelligence has issued a warning over a ground-breaking tank being developed by Russia, according to a leaked document seen by The Telegraph. The Ministry of Defence internal briefing paper raises doubts over the UK’s ability to combat the threat posed by the Kremlin’s new Armata tank. It also questions why the Government has no plans for a rival tank for at least 20 years. *Read more* .... *More News On British Military Intelligence Issuing A Warning Over Russia's New T... more »

Montenegro Accuses Russia Of Plotting To Assassinate Its Prime Minister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:* *'Russian nationalists' behind Montenegro PM assassination plot* Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has said "nationalists from Russia" were behind an attempt to assassinate the PM and carry out a coup. Milivoje Katnic said the plot involved killing pro-Western PM Milo Djukanovic with a professional long-distance sharpshooter. The plotters are accused of planning to break into parliament and bring a pro-Russian government to power. There is no evidence the Russian state was involved. About 20 people were arrested on Montenegro's election day on 16 October and were initi... more »

FBI Director Clears Hillary Clinton (Again)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*:* ‘You can’t review 650,000 new emails in eight days!’ Furious Trump blasts FBI Director after Hillary is cleared over second email investigation sparked by Anthony Weiner’s teen sexting scandal * * FBI announced it will not change the decision it reached in July after investigating Hillary Clinton's emails * Director James Comey announced the potentially election-changing news in an email on Sunday afternoon * The latest finding means the Democratic nominee will not be charged with anything from the email scandal * Hillary's camp addressed Comey's letter after it was ... more »

Michelle Cook -- Navajo Human Rights Commission urged to investigate human rights violations in North Dakota

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Michelle Cook in Standing RockPhoto Osprey Orielle Lake By Michelle Cook Censored News November 6, 2016 Dear Human Rights Commission, Navajo Nation Representatives, and Navajo People, I hope this message finds you well and strong in body and spirit. My name is Michelle Cook born of the Honághááhnii Clan, a Commissioner of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, and a founding member of

American Indian Movement West Coast Conference Nov. 21 -- 25, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
American Indian Movement-West Coast Conference and Events November 21 - 25 2016 2969 Mission St., San Francisco, CA (near Bart and 24th St.) *Draft: Subject to change…. Clyde Bellecourt at Standing Rock. Photo by Michelle Cook, Dine. Monday, Nov. 21 9 am-6pm Teo Kalli Mexica Dancers (8 am) Agenda: Opening prayer and Welcome/Introduction: Speakers

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Party Unity" Is Just A Term To Make Progressives Support Establishment Crooks-- Rhode Island Edition

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Back in September we introduced an unlikely primary winner, when progressive grassroots Democrat Marcia Ranglin-Vassell beat the entrenched Rhode Island House Majority Leader John DeSimone, an anti-Choice conservative with a miserable environmental record, a failing grade from the ACLU and an NRA-friendly record on guns. He's been in the legislature since 1992. Since the district is solidy blue, we figured the primary told the whole story and that the race was over. We were wrong. Sore loser DeSimone can't believe he was beaten... let alone beaten by, as he put it so dismissively,... more »

The Poet: Maya Angelou, “Alone”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Alone”* “Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home, Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone. I came up with one thing And I don't believe I'm wrong, That nobody, But nobody Can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone, Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone. There are some millionaires With money they can't use, Their wives run round like banshees, Their children sing the blues. They've got expensive doctors To cure their hearts of stone, But nobody, No, nobody Can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone, Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alon... more »

"The Time of Your Life: Learning to Slow Down"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Time of Your Life: Learning to Slow Down"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Throughout our lives, we are taught to value speed and getting things done quickly. We learn that doing is more valuable than merely being, and that making the most of life is a matter of forging ahead at a hurried pace. Yet as we lurch forward in search of some elusive sense of fulfillment, we find ourselves feeling increasingly harried and disconnected. More importantly, we fail to notice the simple beauty of living. When we learn to slow down, we rediscover the significance of seemingly inconsequent... more »

NZ: Prosperous?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Have you ever wondered about all these international surveys that are quoted so authoritatively? The latest, from the Legatum Institute – a think tank founded by “a private investment firm headquartered in Dubai” – has already been widely reported, finding that “Free markets, free people, and the world’s strongest society ensure that New Zealand takes the top spot in [Legatum’s Prosperity Index.” This is great news, isn’t it?! *New Zealand has ranked first in the Prosperity Index for six of the last ten years [say the authors of the Prosperity Index]. Bar a small prosperit... more »

Labour dreams Little & make-work

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Given that modern Labour seems resolved to fix every social and economic problem they see with a new tax, I was astonished to hear that news from their weekend conference that the Labour leadership are proposing a policy to *remove* a tax – or at least a tax burden. No joke this: leader Andrew Little has recognised that many NZers work several jobs to either make ends meet, or make life liveable, and he says Labour policy will be to remove the iniquitous secondary tax that penalises these hard workers. These are my words, not his. Business NZ agrees with him. And so do I. Unfo... more »

"The Test..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Yeah, about the test...The test will measure whether you are an informed, engaged, and productive citizen of the world, and it will take place in schools and bars and hospitals and dorm rooms and in places of worship. You will be tested on first dates, in job interviews, while watching football, and while scrolling through your Twitter feed. The test will judge your ability to think about things other than celebrity marriages, whether you'll be easily persuaded by empty political rhetoric, and whether you'll be able to place your life and your community in a broader context. The t... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vote as if your life depended on it... it *does*, more than you know. But you'll find out soon enough.

"How It Really Is, Election 2016"

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

Ed Felien : The night of the dead, the day of the living

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The ancients marked this time to remember the dead and to celebrate life. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | November 6, 2015 Saturday, November 5, marked the halfway point between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice. The … finish reading Ed Felien : The night of the dead, the day of the living

Disney on Ice Giveaway Winner

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
The Winner of the Two Tickets is jodi_*******@hotmail.com Didn't win? Find out how to get tickets to the show below! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as your tour guides a magical globetrotting getaway as they travel to the timeless worlds of Disney’s *The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan* and the #1 animated feature film of all time, *Frozen*, in *Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure*! Celebrate some of the most memorable Disney tales and landscapes with all your favorite characters in one fun-filled ice production, *coming to Salt Lake City from November 10th ... more »

Q: Where am I? A: Otuataua Stonefields [update 2]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: HouseSite-SW] [image: HouseSite-E] I took these two photos above yesterday. Of which I have three questions for you: 1. Where is it? 2. What is traced on the ground in the foreground of each? 3. Why are there so few people around? Clues later, if no-one gets them all, or any. *UPDATE 1*: First question has been answered, by both Don and PM of NZ: This is Otuataua Stonefields on the Manukau Harbour at Ihumatao, Mangere – all alone and deserted on a sunny Sunday afternoon when the place has been in the news all month. The top photo looks westward towards Ti... more »

Journalist Shot In Face While Interviewing Protester At Standing Rock

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Militarized police have fired rubber bullets on protesters holding the front lines on the sacred grounds of Standing Rock. A journalist has accidentally filmed herself getting shot with a rubber bullet while interviewing a peaceful protester. Via Anti Media: North Dakota — In the ongoing standoff between Native American water protectors and the Dakota Access Pipeline, the presence of militarized law enforcement has become an everyday occurrence. As such, it came as no surprise Wednesday when riot gear-clad police held the line at the edge of Cantapeta Creek as protesters attempted... more »

"NYPD Won't Abide FBI/DOJ Corruption"; "FBI Director: No Charges After New Review of Hillary Clinton Emails"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"FBI Director: No Charges After New Review of Hillary Clinton Emails"* - https://www.rt.com/ Without comment... ◆ *"NYPD Won't Abide FBI/DOJ Corruption"* by Newsroom "Acting on a complaint, the New York Police Department began investigating former US Congressman Anthony Weiner on alelgations he was "sexting" a 15 year old girl in North Carolina. Weiner is the estranged husband of close Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. The Special Victims Unit (SVU) obtained a search warrant and seized Weiner's laptop computer. Upon examination NYPD found a trove of 662,000 e-mails showing Weiner... more »

White Nationalism, Conspiracy, and Anti-Semitism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Our last Sociology Research Seminar Series session at the University of Derby saw Andrew Wilson present his recent conference paper, 'The Thematic Preoccupation Governing Meaning Construction on a White Nationalist Forum'. The focus of his research was the infamous hang out of assorted fascists, Nazis, and racial fantasists, Stormfront. Founded in its present incarnation in 1996, Stormfront is *the* hub for white supremacism/nationalism on the internet. For instance, between 1st April and 29th June this year, it received two million unique visitors and 3,246,612 page views. 51% of ... more »

My envoi for this Election Day -- is this how the system all comes crashing down?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*You can check out the Election Day special to end all Election Day specials here.* *by Ken* Since, barring unforeseen developments, this is my last post before Election Day -- but lucky me, I'm gonna hafta find something to say in the rubbble of the Day After -- and even if I have anything more to say on the subject I don't see any point in trying to say it, I'm going to go with my favorite election *envoi*, as pictured above. Now I want to stress that this doesn't constitute a promotion for or endorsement of Opera Depot, which offers roughly a zillion classical (mostly operatic... more »

Abby Martin Exposes John Podesta In The Empire Files

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
American investigative journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, Abby Martin, exposes Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John David Podesta, a trusted Washington aide to both Bill Clinton and President Obama. The Empire Files reports: With the Wikileaks release of thousands of emails belonging to John Podesta, very little is known in US society about Podesta himself. While he’s maintained a low profile, John Podesta is actually considered one of Washington’s biggest players, and one of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in the world. In this episode of The Empire Files, Ab...more »

FBI Director Recommends No Charges For Clinton

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The FBI director has announced that he is standing by his earlier decision to not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton. New Comey letter: FBI has not changed its conclusion regarding Clinton use of personal email server pic.twitter.com/IdKT1gweMf — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 6, 2016 James Comey told Congress that a new investigation related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server had not unearthed any information that would warrant any charges being brought against her. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July,” Comey said in the ... more »

The Best Thanksgiving Books for Children

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
There are lots of lists for Christmas books, but not as many for Thanksgiving Books. To often we gloss over this holiday when it really has so much to offer. These Thanksgiving books are some of my very favorite. Most of them involve pilgrims because my mom loves the pilgrims and these are the books she read to us when we were growing up! Have any to add to my list? Leave a comment with them! Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen - Molly and her family moved to America from Russia to escape religious persecution. Molly has a hard time in school because the kids make fun of her accent... more »

Guccifer 2.0 Calls On Brethren To Join Him Monitor US Election

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 claims American election results could be easily manipulated by Democrats because of poor software installed in Federal Election Commission networks. Guccifer 2.0 has taken responsibility for hacking into nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails and other documents that were distributed over the summer by WikiLeaks. The hacker says that he is already inside the system and asks fellow hackers to join him and monitor the US elections for fraud. Anti Media reports: Earlier today, after a two week silence, Guccifer 2.0 reemerged, with a post on his bl... more »

Whose Timeline Will Win In Raqqa? Was the US forced Into a Move on Raqqa?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Quite frankly the move by the US backed Kurdish terrorist militias on Raqqa caught me off guard!* - * Syria's Kurds Announce "Euphrates Rage" There will be Ethnic Cleansing of Arabs* *Very little fanfare for the kick off. Appearing to be on the QT. Just days before the election?* *Will there be fallout for the US election?** By all appearances this will be a real fight!* *Not like Mosul. (Which is quite frankly, an ethnic cleansing operation, killing and displacing the residents for the middle east remake)* **My suspicions are the US hand was forced into this move. Now. * ... more »

Donald Trump: Candidate Y2K16

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
Remember the late 90s, when everybody was in a tizzy over the imminent end of the world because the geeks hadn't fixed the clocks in computers? And remember how we woke up on January 1, 2000 to an intense hangover of continuing life, our money still in the bank, electricity still thrumming through the grid.. and most important of all, intact and crystal clear cell phone and Internet connections? This time around, the disaster hysteria revolves around the very slim chance that a different kind of virus known as Donald J. Trump will usher in Armageddon. If Trump is elected, Putin ... more »

FBI: Hillary Clinton Gave Housemaid Classified Material

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton regularly asked her housemaid to print out emails containing sensitive and highly classified information, according to the FBI. Clinton’s maid, Marina Santos, was routinely ordered to print out top-secret classified information, even though she lacked the necessary security clearance. According to the New York Post, Santos worked for Clinton in her home in Washington, DC, and was so frequently exposed to classified information that the FBI and Congress are considering issuing a subpoena to her as part of their ongoing email investigation. Clinton routinely asked S... more »

This Russian Made Missile Used By Iraq's Army Is Making A Difference In The Battle For Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Iraq’s Vital Weapon Against ISIS in Mosul* *$250,000 Kornet missiles target toughest Islamic State truck bombs* AL-DAHLA, Iraq—Islamic State fighters under siege by Iraqi forces have increasingly sent explosive-packed cars and trucks barreling toward the front lines. The Iraqi military’s answer to armored vehicle bombs is a Russian-made antitank missile mounted atop an American-made Humvee. The successful use of the Kornet missiles—price tag $250,000 apiece—helped clear the way for the Iraqi army’s advance on Mosul, the extremist group’s last major strongho... more »

UPDATED: US Election, The Gathering Storm

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATED: November 6, 2016* Things are happening very fast now folks. Comey has come out again and cleared Hillary of any malfeasance over the new 650,000 e-mails discovered last week....very quick "verdict" after sitting on previous e-mails for over a year. Most disturbing of all is this op ed by Finian Cunningham which suggests that the Deep State could cause a cyber False Flag on Election Day which they will blame on Russia to: 1) nullify a Trump Victory; and 2) start a war with Russia. IMO this [a False Flag EMP attack] is extremely likely and there was even a "drill" a week... more »

Terrorists Targeting Russia in Syria - As Planned

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*November 4, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Russian forces operating in Syria upon Damascus' request have met several close calls during military and humanitarian missions over the past two months. In late October, Syrian and Russian organised humanitarian corridors came under heavy fire in Aleppo in a brazen attempt by Western-backed militants to prevent civilians from crossing over into government-controlled western Aleppo. Dan Rivers of UK-based ITV would say in an October 20 Tweet: *Buses ready to 'evacuate' civilians from east - so far no one has crossed. A rebel mortar just la... more »

"A modern apocalypse will be upon us"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Some of you will have heard Adam Gopnik's remarkable *A Point of View *this week. Beginning with talk of tolerance and pluralism it quickly became the most sustained and vituperative hate-letter to Donald Trump that the BBC has surely ever put out. It was proudly one-sided and highly bracing. "Donald Trump runs on vanity and hate, and vanity and hate alone" was one of its milder lines and "a modern apocalypse will be upon us" (if Trump wins) was its climax. It was like one of those no-holds-barred *YouTube *rants that get posted across sites like this, but from the opposite side... more »

Reply To Hugh McNeal

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood As mentioned earlier, the Telegraph today printed this letter: SIR – You report that “wind farms can harm sleep”. We welcome the Government’s report on turbine acoustics, a useful addition to work already being done to help minimise the impact of wind farms. Industry proposed a new planning condition over […]

Newsweek To Ship Thousands Of Clinton Victory ‘Special Edition’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Thousands of copies of a Newsweek magazine claiming a Hillary Clinton victory have been printed in readiness to ship to newsstands and stores. Stacks of boxes with the Special Edition ‘Madam President’ cover depicting Hillary Clinton winning the U.S. presidential race next week were secretly photographed by a Newsweek employee who says that there were no Trump versions made. The find proves that the media, in collusion with the Clinton campaign, have planned for a Hillary victory all along. Front cover of Newsweek’s ‘Madam President’ Special Edition depicting a Clinton victory due... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Advance into heart of Mosul slows as ISIL fights back* Iraqi army says advance slowed as ISIL hit back with suicide bombers and snipers and civilians are threatened. Iraq's special forces worked to fully push a fiercely resisting ISIL from neighborhoods on Mosul's eastern edge while bombings killed at least 11 people elsewhere in the country. The current phase and slower pace highlight the challenges ahead for Iraqi forces as they press into more populated areas deeper inside Mosul, where the civilian presence means they may not be able to rely as much on air raids... more »

Deflection tactics

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Hadar at *BBC Watch *has written an important piece about a World Service programme on "anti-Semitism in Europe", following up on the Islamist terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in 2014. The WS programme, *On Background*, co-hosted by James Harding, the BBC's Director of News (no less), featured a report from Kevin Connolly, and then a joint interview with Kevin Connolly and novelist Howard Jacobson. Very oddly, however, Kevin Connolly's report gave no clue whatsoever that the suspect (Mehdi Nemmouche) is a Muslim or that there was an Islamist motive for the antis... more »

And on it goes...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
*The World This Weekend *has established a reputation (here) for being especially negative in its Brexit coverage. Here's today's opening angle, which was entirely in keeping with that reputation: *Shaun Ley (presenting)*: After Brexit, "a Britain more open to the world", Theresa May vows as she departs for India in the search for a free trade deal. This successful Indian-born businessman, who'll be part of the British contingent in Delhi this week, says it's *Britain *that needs to be more open. *Successful Indian-born businessman*: The anti-immigration sentiment is like I've ne... more »

Syrian President Assad Says He Is 'Sleeping Well'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen during an interview with the American magazine Foreign Affairs published in Damascus January 26, 2015. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters *The Australian/The Times*:* Syria’s dead children don’t keep me awake, says Bashar al-Assad* His face stares out impassively from billboards and posters on ­almost every corner and building in Syria, mostly in dark shades and military fatigues. Yet in person the slim figure in navy suit, white shirt and blue tie, drinking tea with British guests in a small wood-panelled reception room in his Ottoman palac... more »

Why Isn't Gun Safety More Of An Issue This Cycle?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When Blue America polled issues that would motivate suburban voters to support our progressive candidates around the country, we found gun safety high on every list in every single district. Based on that, two of our mobile billboards, on in NV-04 (North Las Vegas) and one in NY-02 (Long Island's South Shore), are all about gun safety. The DCCC has talked a good game on this but DCCC head Ben Ray Lujan is a quiet backer of gun groups and is one of the few Democrats in the House still taking bribes from gun manufacturers and their lobbyists. The DCCC recruited and is spending mill... more »

A Final Analysis of the Socorro Symbol

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
It is time to put the controversy about the symbol Lonnie Zamora saw to rest. The preponderance of the evidence suggests that Zamora saw what I have begun to call the “umbrella” symbol. I say that based on the “official” Project Blue Book files, what those investigators, the civilians that include Coral and Jim Lorenzen and Ray Stanford and even Rick Baca said in the days after the sighting and what was printed in some of the newspapers and in the *APRO Bulletin*. Although I have gone over this before, I will repeat it here. In the minutes after the sighting, according to the test... more »

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