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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

10 Dec - Blogs I'm Following

1:52 am MST  Dec 11

Superbugs killing twice as many people as government says

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 2 minutes ago
Superbugs are now killing more patients than breast cancer and at least twice as many people as the government estimate, experts have warned. The Bureau has also established that the government’s stated figure of 5,000 people a year dying from superbugs … Continued The post Superbugs killing twice as many people as government says appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Russia Discovers New Life Form In Antarctica

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 38 minutes ago
Russian scientists have discovered a brand new life form in Antarctica that they say has genetic material never seen before in science. The new life was found in the subglacial Lake Vostok in Antartica, and only shares 86% of its genes with other known organisms. Ancient-code.com reports: In 2016, Sergei Bulat, head of the cryobiology laboratory at the University of Nuclear Physics in St. Petersburg, announced the discovery of a new life form in Antarctica: a bacterium found in a subglacial lake that could only be accessed after drilling through four kilometers of ice. With 14 mil... more »

Putin: Military On Full Alert Following Obama’s ‘Christmas Threat’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 38 minutes ago
President Putin has ordered full combat alert status for the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems across the entire Russian border in response to a “Christmas threat” issued by President Obama. Obama issued the ominous threat against Russian military and civilian relief forces in Syria, rejecting an agreement reached by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry to end the hostilities between the two nations in Syria. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Within 2 hours of President Obama rejecting this working agreement, this report grimly notes, American-back... more »

Can NATO Survive Without The U.S.?

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 hour ago
NATO’s existence is threatened after president-elect Trump expressed skepticism about the group. So what if the U.S. left NATO?

Sea level rise -- or land subsidence? by Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 hour ago
At the request of Paul Driessen, I am posting this article: *Sea level rise -- or land subsidence?* Alarmist claims about rising seas inundating coastal areas blame the wrong culprit Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek In his 2006 *Inconvenient Truth* mockumentary, Al Gore infamously predicted melting ice caps would cause oceans to rise “up to 20 feet” (6.1 meters) “in the near future.” Kevin Costner’s 1995 “action thriller” *Water World* presumed totally melting planetary ice would almost submerge the continents. However, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimated in 2007 ... more »

Suicide Bomb Attacks Strike Turkey, Yemen, And Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNN*: *Istanbul explosions: 29 killed, 166 wounded in twin blasts* Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)Twenty-nine people, mostly police officers, were killed and 166 wounded in Saturday's twin bombings in Istanbul, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a press conference Sunday. The explosions, one large blast followed by a smaller one, occurred about 11 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) after a heavily attended football game at Besiktas Vodafone Arena. According to Soylu, a remote control detonated a car bomb for the explosion. Shortly afterward, a suicide bomber caused a second explosio... more »

Against Trump, climate alarmists' lawyers are fighting the last war

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
John Kerry is a lunatic who has said and done many crazy things. He has also been a fanatical climate alarmist who tried to criminalize everyone whose hamburger was partly paid from the oil money. Ladies and Gentlemen, it's a pleasure to report that John Kerry is likely to be superseded by Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, the largest fossil-fuel company in the world and a top 3-6 company in the world by capitalization. Mr Tillerson, have you ever had a lunch that was paid by the oil money? That could be enough for John Kerry's heart attack. ;-) The name of the future energy se... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Train like you fight! Steel Knight 2017 exercise encompasses live-fire ranges and simulated combat. #Marines pic.twitter.com/OlwcehdvVs — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) December 11, 2016

All Nation Camp Rises, Carrying on the Struggle!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. Live! Saturday night, Dec. 10, 2016 All Nations Camp rising at the place of Oceti Sakowin. Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Saturday midnight, Dec. 10, 2016 Gathered at Standing Rock Camp, Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota, said there are a lot of rumors, fear and confusion. Iron Eyes said that some people think that the tribe will prevent others from coming to camp. There are

Senior U.S. Defense Official: North Korea Is Close To Having A Nuclear-Armed ICBM

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
An underwater test-firing of a strategic submarine ballistic missile is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24. | KCNA / FILE PHOTO VIA REUTERS *Defense Tech*:* North Korea Close to Having Nuclear-Armed ICBM: Official* North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, armed with a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, but they have yet to solve the “re-entry problem” that would burn up the warhead as it hits the atmosphere, a senior military official said Thursday. “It’s the ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Howitzer Blast* Paratroopers fire a 105 mm howitzer during live-fire training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 22, 2016. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena

Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson is President-Elect Trump's Choice For U.S. Secretary Of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post: **Trump expected to pick ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state* President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, who has worked extensively around the globe and built relationships with such leaders as Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, three people close to the transition team confirmed Saturday. Tillerson’s nomination could face intense scrutiny in the Senate, considering his years of work in Russia and the Middle East on behalf of the multinational petroleum company... more »

Ya think the president-elect got where he is today by not knowing how to duck a process server?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"In a statement, the Trump transition team said Giuliani informed Trump of his withdrawal at a Nov. 29 meeting. Giuliani delivered a letter to Trump, who declined to accept it at that meeting. On Friday, Giuliani again asked Trump to withdraw his name, and he accepted, according to a senior transition official."* *-- from "Secretary-of-state candidate Rudy Giuliani withdrawshis name from consideration," yesterday on washingtonpost.com* *by Ken* Wouldn't you figure that when Rudy tried to deliver that letter -- you know, the one the deliveree "declined to accept" -- at the Nov. 2... more »

Clinton Implicated In Norway Pedo Ring

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Evidence has emerged that Hillary Clinton is connected to the pedophile ring recently uncovered in Norway, involving 51 people, including politicians, teachers and doctors. Following the arrest of 20 people connected to child abuse scandal, Clinton Foundation donors in Norway have withdrawn their support for Hillary Clinton amid rumors that Hillary has connections to the pedophile ring. Desultoryheroics.com reports: Last Sunday, as reported by the Associated Press and a variety of both independent and corporate news sources, a large pedophile ring involving 51 people was busted i... more »

Leonard Peltier speaks on passing of his son Medicine Shield

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
. Leonard Peltier Statement by Leonard Peltier12/10/2016Greetings, everyone.It's taken me a while to get over this shock of my son's passing. I keep thinking this did not happen and then I realize no one is going to tell me something like this IF it didn't happen. Damn, as all parents, we expect to go before OUR children. I'm so upset. I want to lash out, blame "someone" or "anything"!! BUT

These Are The Weapons That China And Taiwan Would Use In A War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*National Interest:* *These are the 9 Killer Weapons China and Taiwan Would Use in a War* After Donald Trump’s now historic call with the President of Taiwan, it seems relations between Beijing and Taipei are now back as one the most important international issues of the day. And so it should be. With China and Taiwan seeing a spike in tensions after years of relative calm—with the Asia-Pacific region already swimming in its own sea of troubles thanks to tensions in the South and East China Seas—there is once again the danger of a crisis that could bring Washington and Beijing to... more »

Cover-Up: New York Times Censors Norway Pedophile Ring Story

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The New York Times has been caught censoring a story about a Norway pedophile ring that implicates top politicians in the country. Internet sleuths discovered that an AP article that detailed the Norwegian scandal had been previously published by the New York Times, before they suddenly and inexplicably deleted it from their website. A search for the article on their site reveals nothing. The pedophile scandal is thought to be one of the biggest in modern history, as authorities in Norway seized 150 terabytes (150,000 gigabytes) of data, including photos, videos and chat transcri... more »

Trump Names CNN And CIA Perpetrators Of ‘Fake News’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Donald Trump has lashed out at CNN, the Washington Post and the CIA for maliciously putting out stories that the President-elect says are “fake news”. CNN put out a fake news story earlier in the week saying that Trump would be “working on The Apprentice” during his presidency, despite the fact that there was no evidence to back this up. Trump hit back at CNN, labelling the reports as “ridiculous and untrue”. Reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are ridiculous & untrue – FAKE NEWS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Decem... more »

Mainstream Media Ignore Largest Child Porn Bust In History

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
One of the largest child sex abuse cases in modern history uncovered by Norwegian police has been shamelessly ignored and covered up by Western media outlets. The year-long investigation named “Operation Darkroom,” has so far resulted in the seizure of 150 terabytes of child porn involving young children and babies, with top politicians, lawyers and authorities implicated in the scandal. Amid the rush to cover-up the pizzagate scandal in the West, media outlets have conducted a co-ordinated coverup of the Norwegian case by refusing to publish any details of it in their newspapers.... more »

“The Time That Reality Forked Right in Front of You”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Time That Reality Forked Right in Front of You”* by Scott Adams "We’re living in one of the most interesting times in human history. We just witnessed reality forking into two separate paths right in front of us. As regular readers of this blog know, my background in hypnosis and persuasion has erased my belief that some people can see reality for what it is and some cannot. My worldview is that the human brain did not evolve to understand reality on any deep level because we don’t need that ability to survive and reproduce. If your illusion keeps you alive, it’s good enough.... more »

Grand Jury Probe Targets Standing Rock Water Protectors -- Desperate US Scheme for Big Oil Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Photo -- A Water Protector covered in ice continues to pray in spite of the criminal police violence on the front line on Nov. 20 when hundreds of water protectors were injured on Backwater Bridge. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography Grand Jury probe targets Standing Rock water protectors, follows pattern of Grand Jury being used to target activists and create political prisoners

Chinese Air Force Conduct Military Exercises Around Taiwan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Taiwan says China air force conducts long-range drills* Chinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between Taiwan's leader and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump irked China. China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to take back what it deems a wayward province. Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Dec. 2 was the first between a U.S. president-elect or president and a Taiwan leader since President... more »

Islamic State Fighters Have Retaken Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*BBC:** Islamic State fighters re-enter ancient Palmyra in Syria* Islamic State group fighters have re-entered Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian desert city. Monitoring groups say militants and pro-government forces fought fiercely in the centre of Palmyra. An activist there told the BBC that the city was now "more or less" in IS hands. Reports from Palmyra say about 50 Syrian troops were killed and there was an unconfirmed report that the rest were fleeing. There are concerns for the safety of civilians still in the city. *Read more* .... *More News On The... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5SjXaxc74


Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
Infowars Reporter Millie Weaver interviews Lord Christopher Monckton who reveals a breaking discovery which may prove the entire 'climate change' scare is based on faulty mathematics. At the "Global-Warming; an Inconvenient Lie" conference in Phoenix, AZ Lord Monckton covers in depth the mathematical discovery his team has made and announces that these findings have been submitted for proper peer review. The paper, on this revelation, is out for review for a major journal. Lord Monckton closes with: That's it! Bye, bye to the climate scare.

Is 400 Acres Of Private Land On Area 51 Worth $116 Million?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Drive*: *Family Says Land Overlooking Area 51 Is Worth $116M—USAF Says $330k* The family with a view overlooking the secretive facility continues to battle with the USAF over just compensation for their seized land. Last year I shared “The Unlikely Story Of The Family Whose Neighbor Is Area 51,” an amazing saga that spanned more than 130 years. It included the pioneering American spirit, the dawn of the nuclear age and the horrific weapons tests that went along with it, a family’s love for their heritage, and most ominously, the most famous secret installation in the world—th... more »

U.S. Allies Are Worried On What Will Be President Trump's Policy Towards Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk past damaged buildings in a government held area of Aleppo, Syria December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki *Reuters*: *U.S. allies caution Trump on Syria strategy* Key U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over President-elect Donald Trump's approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus' main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria. The diplomatic persuasion campaign has taken on new importance in recent days as the Syrian army, backed b... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory, flaunting their young, bright, blue star clusters in beautiful, symmetric spiral arms. But small, irregular galaxies form stars too. In fact dwarf galaxy IC 2574 shows clear evidence of intense star forming activity in its telltale pinkish regions of glowing hydrogen gas. Just as in spiral galaxies, the turbulent star-forming regions in IC 2574 are churned by stellar winds and supernova explosions spewing material into the galaxy's interstellar medium and triggering further star formation. *Click image for larger size.* A mere ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "How To Behave Like A Fool"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"How To Behave Like A Fool"* by Paulo Coelho "Mullah Nasrudin (the central figure in almost all tales of the Sufi tradition) had already become a sort of attraction at the main market in the town. Whenever he went there to beg, people would show him a large coin and a small one: Nasrudin always chose the small one. A generous man, who was tired of seeing everyone laugh at Nasrudin, explained to him: “When people offer you two coins, choose the larger one. Then you will have more money, and people will not think you a fool.” “You are surely right”, replied Nasrudin. “But if I alway... more »

"When Eyes Are Blinders of the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"When Eyes Are Blinders of the Soul"* By Peter Michaelson "One way to diminish our suffering is to become conscious of when our eyes go looking for something that upsets us. Another way is to be watchful of what our imagination is up to. Just as sponges can soak up dirty water as easily as clean water, our eyes can also take in impressions from the world around us that leak misery into our soul. We like to think we use our visual faculty in pursuit of pleasure, but we also use it to entertain old hurts, grievances, and longings. Our eyes go looking for pleasure and stimulation- bu... more »

President Obama Is Rushing To Put Road-Blocks To A Trump Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *McClatchy News*:* Obama is rushing to Trump-proof the White House* WASHINGTON : Since Election Day, President Barack Obama has appointed 56 people to boards, commissions and offices in the hopes that they remain in those posts for years to come. He has reduced the prison sentences of 79 federal inmates. He has handed out the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 people who he said personally made an impact on his life. And he has churned out rules, regulations and policies several times a week. Obama is trying to put the people ... more »

"11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know"* by Marc "A silhouette of a human being stands before you. Perhaps an old friend. Perhaps a neighbor. Perhaps a perfect stranger, like me. Here are 11 things we all need you to keep in mind… * 1.* *You never really know how much the people around you are hurting.* You could be standing next to someone who is completely broken inside and you wouldn’t even know it. So never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. And remember that there are two ways to spread light in this world: You can either be a flame of hope, or a mirror tha... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Bridge of Tarnished Angels

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
My pair of Christmas short stories, *Bridge of Tarnished Angels*, just launched minutes ago on Kindle for only $2.99. I've been feverishly working on this 36,000+ word title for the last 5-6 weeks or since before Election Day (Not bad, considering that for the most part I've been keeping fresh content on this index page at the same time, while still taking care of my duties in the real world). They feature *Tatterdemalion *hero Scott Carson in a spooky, supernatural Christmas tale called, "A Ghost For Christmas." It started out as a page and a half of material I'd been... more »

Holland's Leading Candidate For Prime Minister Was Just Convicted Of Inciting Hatred Against Muslims

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Maybe because I lived in Amsterdam for 4 years and write about the politics there from time to time, I like to think that *DWT* readers were familiar with Dutch neo-fascist Geert Wilders even before he noisily aligned with Trump and even before Trump went from being a national joke to being a national tragedy. Yesterday, Wilders, the likely Trump/Putin candidate for prime minister of Holland next year, was convicted "of inciting discrimination and of insulting a group for saying that the Netherlands would be safer with fewer Moroccans," in a statement he made in 2014. The judges d... more »

Taking Another Shot At The Global Warming Fraud: Inconvenient Truths About The Man-Made Global Warming Scam

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
Well, with so much of my attention this last while focused in on the situation in Syria and the impending liberation of the city of Aleppo coming as early as this coming week, there has indeed been so much else happening in our sick world that I have missed.... It is time to play some catching up on one of my favourite subjects, the Global Warming aka "Climate Change" hoax..... Up here in central Canada, the temperatures over this last week have absolutely plummeted, with overnight lows at a balmy -25C (-15F for you Americans).... And yes, that is actually unusual for this time in D... more »

Standing Rock Camp 1,000 Warriors Strong, Zero Degrees, Today Dec. 10, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Photos by Ayse Gursoz Black Snake Killers Hot elk stew on Friday at California Kitchen Hot tortillas at the yurt! Rock on Water Warriors! Thank you Ayse Gursoz for sharing your photos with Censored News! Thank you water protectors for your strength and honor. You will go down in history as

We Have a Right to Live

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago

United States of Oil

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
It's time for a name change let's face the facts the U.S. is not really a country it is instead one big ass fossil fuel corporation Climate change? What the hell is that? In some respects Trump is more direct as he without shame places top corporate operatives in key positions of power In past administrations, like Obama's, there was more illusion slight of hand appearing to be a democracy but governing on behalf of corporate interests Trump does not appear to wish to hide the mob's control democracy is out corporate execs in So let's just change the name and maybe the national a... more »

Turkey, Syria, Iran and the Adana Agreement: The End of Pax Adana

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*The Adana Agreement has been mentioned here on more then one occasion. I've suggested people read up on it. Don't know who has and who hasn't however the time has come to write about it here.* *I'm going to start with a link to an article from Washington Institute* *Soner Cagaptay and Tyler Evans* *Hurriyet Daily News--- (A news outlet I personally take issue with- NATO/ Atlanticist- Publisher of the blown out of proportion Erdogan quote- It's agenda is obvious. It's a source that always needs to be verified. Hurriyet is the favourite of many disinfo/misinfo sites)* *The End of Pax ... more »

Master Of The World 1961

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

"A Land Of Perfect Twilght..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"It was an unusual sunset. Having sat behind opaque drapery all day, I had not realized that a storm was pushing in and that much of the sky was the precise shade of old suits of armor one finds in museums. At the same time, patches of brilliance engaged in a territorial dispute with the oncoming onyx of the storm. Light and darkness mingled in strange ways both above and below. Shadows and sunshine washed together, streaking the landscape with an unearthly study of glare and gloom. Bright clouds and black folded into each other in a no-man's land of the sky. The autumn trees took o... more »

Civilians Flee Militant-Held East Aleppo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Syrian government forces temporarily halted their offensive against militants in Aleppo over the weekend to allow for evacuation of civilians from eastern parts of the city. Sputnik reports: Russia’s reconciliation center is evacuating civilians from eastern Aleppo in Syria through humanitarian corridors, the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Saturday. “The Russian center for reconciliation has organized evacuation of civilians from eastern Aleppo districts through humanitarian corridors,” Konashenkov said, adding that Syrian government forces we... more »

VIDEO: What Being Innocent and Homeless Looks Like In a Police State

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: homeless]Austin Texas police officer brutally beats homeless man for not answering his interrogating questions. Man forced to spend 6 months in jail for no reason.

Jane Fonda as a Spirit Animal

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
My granddaughters are fascinated by the Iraqi Death Stalker Scorpion (Israeli yellow scorpion, Omdurman scorpion) that I have on the transfer case shifter knob of my '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser. My seven year-old granddaughter, Alyssa asked if it had a name. It's encased in lucite, but the girls swear that it moves when I'm driving, and they watch it out of fear and curiosity. I said that I had never named it. Alyssa asked, "What about the venomous lady on the TV that you talked about?" I asked, "Jane Fonda?" She said, "Yes, can we name the scorpion, Jane?" "Jane Fonda it is!" They... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Stay on the Earth'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
STAY ON THE PATH Posted on December 10, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. DEC. 10, 2016. Our people, friends and allies need assistance before it’s too late. Anonymous and others, can you help us collect the names and addresses of the shareholders of DAPL, the politicians and military agencies in the US and Canadian governments and corporations involved in these criminal acts against

The Cabinet From Hell Is Going To Ruin Your Life And The Lives Of Your Children And Their Children

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Pruitt and McMorris Rodgers, tasked with destroying America's environment* Of Washington's 10 congressional district, there really are only 2 that are safely red-- WA-04 and WA-05. Both go from the Canadian border to the Oregon border and both are large and largely rural. The 4th, represented by Republican sophomore Dan Newhouse, is the center of the state and includes Grand Coulee, Yakima and the Richland/Kennewick metro. The 5th district, basically the eastern third of the state includes Walla Walla, some suburbs of Lewiston, Idaho, Pullman and, primarily, Spokane. Local far right... more »

US Sent ‘Planeload Of FBI Agents’ To Iceland To Frame Assange

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
According to Iceland’s former minister of interior, the US sent a “planeload of FBI agents” to Iceland in June 2011 in an attempt to frame WikiLeaks and its co-founder Julian Assange. In an interview with the Katoikos publication, Ogmundur Jonasson who was the interior minister at the time, said the Obama administration implied to Icelandic authorities that they had knowledge of hackers who wanted to destroy software systems in their country and offered help. However, Jonasson became suspicious and refused to cooperate with the agents and asked them to cease their activities. The ... more »

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 15: Neural Remapping of Children

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Earlier this week the Wharton Schoool of Business and the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, both of which are at UPenn, hosted a two-day conference on transforming teacher education for the poor, specifically, and higher ed for the non-elite, generally, to conform to the human depersonalizing and dehumanizing model prescribed by the big money in Silicon Valley and Wall Street. Central to the new mission of human alienation and behavior control is the goal of character improvement of the working classes. It is based on an amateur application of neuroscience and psycho... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Alexandria” (Full album)

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Alexandria” (Full album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naFUCCBEOXs

"How It Really Is- Where Is King Henry Now That We Need Him?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Wall Street, indeed... “In this year, before Christmas, King Henry sent from Normandy to England, and commanded that all the moneyers that were in England should be deprived of their members; that was the right hand of each, and their testicles beneath. That was because the man that had a pound could not buy for a penny at a market. And the bishop Roger of Salisbury sent over all England, and commanded them all that they should come to Winchester at Christmas. When they came thither they were taken one by one, and each deprived of the right hand and the testicles beneath. All this ... more »

"Who is in the dock?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I recently read a comment (somewhere) recalling one of Charles Moore's key questions when it comes to assessing BBC bias: "Who is in the dock?" ("In almost all major stories, you can tell very quickly who this is", said Mr Moore). Catching up with this week's editions of *Newsnight*, I tried to follow this question through and came up with the following list: - Rupert Murdoch and Putin's Russia on Friday. - Saudi Arabia, Boris Johnson and the "old, male, white" UK judiciary on Thursday. - The Tories, Brexit, the Assad regime and (possibly) Trump on Wednesday. - Peop... more »

The Poet: Laurie Sheck, “The Deer”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Deer”* “The deer is patience, the deer is what we see standing in the woods, half its jaw shot off, just staring. You ought to kill it now but you lift it into the back of the pickup. At home you pack the broken bone with mud. Healing she moves toward you. Shy, she rubs her head against your leg. What I’ve loved in myself and others is in the dream I have of this deer though she was real: she came out of the woods bleeding, she knew how to die but healed. The deer that walked one day back into the woods is standing by a pond now, alert, in a wash of sunlight. How quietly she stands ... more »

Musician Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless — City Promptly Seizes and Destroys Them

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: homes]This struggling musician crowdfunds and builds tiny homes for the homeless, but the city keeps trying to shut him down.

BBC Puff For Cryogenic Storage

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37902773 The BBC never give up, do they? The world’s largest cold energy storage plant is being commissioned at a site near Manchester. The cryogenic energy facility stores power from renewables or off-peak generation by chilling air into liquid form. When the liquid air warms up it expands and […]

"Meaning In One's Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, but life without meaning is the torture of restlessness and vague desire- it is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid." - Edgar Lee Masters "I seem to wish to have some importance in the play of time. If not, then sad was my mother's pain, my breath, my bones, my web of nerves, my wondering brain, to be shaped and quickened with such anticipation only to feed the swamp of space. What is deep, as love is deep, I'll have deeply. What is good, as love is good, I'll have well. Then if time and space have any purpose, I shall belong... more »

Eileen Meyer: Knowing and Owning (who you are), The missing piece to Consciousness...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
Very interesting recorded message, worth listening to... -Terran

Space Issues Talk in Visakhapatnam, India

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Thanks to Will Griffin from Veterans for Peace who recorded this short talk of mine during our recent tour to India and Nepal. This talk was in Visakhapatnam at the local university before students and staff in the foreign language department. Along with me Global Network board members J. Narayana Rao, Dave Webb and Will Griffin also spoke at each event we did during the tour. While in Visakhapatnam, following the space conference that was hosted by Gitam University, we did several days of speaking to high school, college and university students. For several days we were doing th... more »

Watch Arago’s HIRO Beat Out Human Gamers in Freeciv

Jess Vilvestre at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 11 hours ago
Arago's HIRO artificial intelligence (AI) has proven to be able to beat 80 percent of human players in the game of Freeciv. Developers of AI systems are using various video games as a part of their training before moving on to the myriad of beneficial applications just on the horizon. The post Watch Arago’s HIRO Beat Out Human Gamers in Freeciv appeared first on Futurism.

The Economy: “The Approaching Winter: The Super-Cycle Has Turned”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“The Approaching Winter: * *The Super-Cycle Has Turned”, Introduction* by Brian Maher "To everything there is a season, Ecclesiastes tells us… What if the economy’s entering winter? In spring... the thrusting saplings of tomorrow shoulder their way out of the earth. Buds appear on the trees. The days lengthen. It’s the season of possibility. Summer is nature in full flower. Green and lush. The promise of spring made good. The days are long and carefree. In autumn the first wrinkles of age appear. The trees go gray and start losing their hair. The first frosts arrive, a foretaste o... more »

December 10: Fake News

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 12 hours ago
We have to face it. Trump and his vicious band of billionaires are not the result of a freak election. This has been coming for a long time. This is a government that could not care less about the needs of the American people. It is a government of pure self-interest and greed. And there is no opposition to it. The Democrats are essentially the same party with the same 'values'. There is no movement of any significance outside the old parties. At most we have those who voted for Trump - all those people who voted for slogans that had no meaning. Make American great again? What d... more »

Quick Notes on Sleaford

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
Only two things have come out of Sleaford. Those mods (well, their name anyway) and predictions of imminent doom for the Labour Party. Yes, at the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, Labour failed to turn in a creditable performance. It dropped seven points, the Tories and kippers lost a couple apiece, and the LibDems surged past from nowhere and claimed the number three spot. I don't see cataclysm written in the by-election results. It's hardly a place Labour should expect to do well, but it does condense two problems the party has. The first is with the former LibDem voters. ... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
This isn't a blog which hates the BBC, merely its bias. Though being out of action for much of the past couple of weeks I've been listening, from time to time, to editions from the astonishing *In Our Time *archive - surely one of the BBC's recent crowning glories. There's nothing I love more than hearing three academics either pleasing or displeasing Melvyn Bragg as they tell us about plasma, Garibaldi, John Dalton or *The Fighting Temeraire *(among recent editions) - and so on and so forth (to quote Melvyn's catchphrase). Over the past couple of days I've been informing myself a... more »

DARPA wants to control hundreds of air and ground drones from single controllers by providing a selection of swarming tactic options

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 14 hours ago
DARPA's OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program seeks to empower dismounted troops with technology to control scores of unmanned air and ground vehicles at a time Urban canyons—with their high vertical structures, tight spaces, and limited lines of sight—constrain military communications, mobility, and tactics in the best of times. These challenges become even more daunting when U.S. forces are in areas they do not control—where they can’t rely on supply chains, infrastructure, and previous knowledge of local conditions and potential threats. Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and unmann... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 54, Dec 9, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
(Rudaw) The Golden Division continued to make slow but steady progress in east Mosul. Adil, Tamim, and Alamfor the second time were freed. Three other areas were also recaptured from the Islamic State. There was continued fighting in Noor, that was freed two days ago, and Wahda, which witnessed the ambushof elements of the 9th Division a few days ago. The rest of the Iraqi forces were mostly clearingareas. The Federal Police in the southwest, the 9th Division in the southeast, and the Hashd in the west were all going through buildings and roads looking for Islamic State fighters ... more »

Comparative Screenshots of Fukushima Daiichi 2015, 2014, 2016 (Emissions Appear to be Getting Worse!)

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Three years of comparative screenshots of Daiichi from TEPCO cam 1 First is 2015 December; Second is September 2014; Last is December 2016

Midshipmen meet the Moscovian candidate!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016Moscow back on the Hudson:* On the front pages of major newspapers, this is a startling day. Among the various remarkable items, the *most* remarkable might be this statement from the Trump transition team, as cited by the Washington Post: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. *The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history.* It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again.’ ” (Our italics; their statement.) Absolutely nothing stops the apparent ridi... more »

"Your Little Bit Of Good..."

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

Prince Albert’s Antarctic Fantasy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/07/natural-world-faces-biggest-ever-threat-warns-sir-david-attenborough/ David Attenborough lost the plot a long while ago, but he has now teamed up with Prince Albert of Monaco, who seems to have totally lost his marbles. From the Telegraph: The world’s natural environment is facing its greatest ever threat, the veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough warned […]

Trump Not Shy About Corporate Welfare, Fills Administration with Radical Fossil Fuel Activists

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: oil]Coal and oil are not massive opportunities for job creation -- only a false cover for a mad dash to exploit fossil fuels before they become obsolete.

Dashcam Shows Cop Shooting Man in the Neck Because He Smelled Pot — Leaving him Paralyzed

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: plant]Ceder Rapids, IA — Running from the police in America is a crap shoot, and a dangerous one at that. All too often, police officers will claim that their lives were in danger from a person who simply doesn’t want to be locked in a cage for possessing a plant, so they will shoot fleeing …

Is ‘Is the BBC Biased?’ superfluous yet?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
I’ve mentally flagged up a few topics to blog, mainly gleaned from other blogs rather than from the BBC for the simple reason that the BBC has barely reported them. The first is Naz Shah, who has been on our screens news recently, in particular starring in Channel 5’s little tribute to Jo Cox - a day in the life of three MPs. “Behind Closed Doors”. Incidentally I was describing this programme to someone who hadn’t seen it, and I clearly remembered Jacob Rees Mogg dealing with a hostile Bremoaner who sat herself down in his surgery to stare daggers at him because, post Brexit, she... more »

This Year's Democratic Freshmen-- And Today's 2 Louisiana Congressional Run-Offs

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Last month the voters elected 25 Democratic and 25 Republican freshmen. Presumably in a few hours, after Louisiana's two House run-offs, there will be 25 Democrats and 27 Republicans. You think I'm being pessimistic? I'm not. First off, in one of the districts, the 3rd (the southwest coast and Lafayette and Lake Charles-- where Obama scored 32% against Romney) doesn't even have a Democrat running-- just two crackpot right-wing Republicans vying to replace Lord Boustany, who was defeated in an ill-advised Senate run. The two Republicans are Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins and they ar... more »

Half the story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Watching the BBC News Channel coverage of Peter Tatchell's protest against Jeremy Corbyn's Syria policy within the last hour (which included a clip from an interview with Mr Tatchell). I noted that neither the BBC report nor the following BBC-on-BBC discussion mentioned two of the more striking elements of the story, namely: (1) that Shami Chakrabarti was heard telling the Labour leader “Just let them do this” and that Corbyn then asked Emily Thornberry, “When did we condemn the bombing?” (suggesting that the Labour leader is out of his depth), and... (2) that there was subseque... more »

"Fukushima Update 12/10/2016: 13,461 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such reports will be on December 17 and 31, 2016. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific FACT, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

US Congressional report warns that China is getting even better at stealing US military technology and secrets

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 15 hours ago
US intelligence agencies determined that several years ago China stole secrets relating to the F-35 jet fighter from a US contractor. The design secrets were detected in China’s new J-20 stealth fighter and the J-31. The stolen secrets included details of the F-35’s electro-optical targeting system, radar-absorbing coatings and engine nozzles. Taiwan remains a major spying target of China and, since 2002, 56 Chinese agents have been arrested there after being caught obtaining sensitive information, including about US technology shared with Taipei. “In recent years, Chinese agents ha... more »

DEA Report Says Positive “Media Attention” of Cannabis Making It Harder for Them To Arrest You for It

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: dea]The DEA continues its assault on cannabis in its annual report, blaming inaccurate media attention for not being able to get more marijuana-related prosecutions.

Gabon's President Has Rejected His Election Defeat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit on Margarita Island September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files *CNN**:* *Gambia's President Jammeh rejects election defeat* (CNN)Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared his "total rejection" of the results of his country's December 1 election and called for his country to vote again -- a week after accepting his defeat. Jammeh, who has ruled Gambia with an iron grip since seizing power in a 1994 military coup, suffered a shock loss after running for his fifth term in off... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Come Clean, Archie!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
COME CLEAN, ARCHIE! Posted on December 10, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. DEC. 10, 2016. Archie Archambault, the corpo chief, should be questioned. Is it all threats? People’s lives are being risked. The blizzard didn’t chase everybody away. The council fears more liability to their coffers. When the Oceti Sakowin camp is cleared, then the DAPL can come in and put down the pipe to


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 15 hours ago
*As I wrote on June 4th of 2016 ~Adolf Hitler and Donald* *Trump both have been spawned from the same swamp of political apathy, establishment resentment and political oppression and both share the same ego driven fascist arrogance, sense of entitlement and aversion to empathy ~ which unfortunately mirrors the mindset of a growing percentage of America’s electorate. Noam Chomsky prophetically declares ~ "Welcome to the Fourth Reich" and this year of Infamy is almost upon us: Allen L Roland, PhD* *USS Arizona under attack on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * Nearly half of US coal is produced by companies that have declared bankruptcy — and Trump won’t fix that Census Bureau, IRS, And St. Louis Fed Added To Washington Post's List Of "Russian Propaganda" Websites Trump gets one intelligence briefing per week. Pence has been getting at least 6 Ready to take over yet, Mike? South Korea's president impeached Facebook admits to miscalculating more of its advertising metrics Fake U.S. news sites traced to teens in Macedonian city Polar vortex is on its way and it's going to get ugly Georgia Accuses Homeland Security Of Attem... more »

U.S. To Deploy 200 More Soldiers To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News*:* 200 More American Toops Headed to Syria* Two hundred additional American special operations troops are headed to Syria to help Syrian Kurdish and Arabic forces fighting ISIS, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday at a security conference in Bahrain. The troop increase will bring the total number of U.S. troops in Syria to 500. A defense official said the additional troops will help train, advise and assist the growing number of Syrian rebel forces preparing to retake and hold Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital city in Syria. Carter, who made the announcement at ... more »

Will Russia Try To Influence The Upcoming French And German Elections?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande in Berlin, Germany, October 20, 2016. © Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters *The Guardian:* *Russian involvement in US vote raises fears for European elections* CIA investigation may have implications for upcoming French and German polls, even raising doubts over integrity of Brexit vote The CIA’s conclusion that Russia covertly intervened to swing last month’s presidential election in favour of Donald Trump but its actions did not place the overall credibility of the result in doubt will be hard to swallow for some. ... more »

Secret CIA Assessment Story About Russia Helping Trump is the ‘Fake News’ You’ve Been Warned About

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: post]Make no mistake that this is the ‘Fake News’ the mainstream media has been warning the public about, including the Washington Post.

Now, now, Lucy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Lucy Porter. Hate criminal? A fair point here (on Twitter) from the *Spectator/Salisbury Review*'s Jane Kelly re this week's *The Now Show*: #Radio4comedy (as they say on Twitter).

FDR & John Kerry Descendants of Drug Dealers

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
*‘The China Opium Trade’* *James Bradley is the author of the best-selling The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia (Little Brown, 2015). In these excerpts from his interview with John Pilger, he describes how modern America was built on the ‘China trade’.* *James Bradley:* For most of American history, it was illegal for someone like me to know a Chinese. The Chinese came to America to mine gold and build the railroads, and Americans decided we didn’t like competition. So in 1882 we had the Chinese Exclusion Acts, which kept the Chinese out of the United... more »

"Previous winners include..."

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Whenever I go to the dentist I always ending up sitting in the waiting room hearing *Steve Wright in the Afternoon*. (Do all dentists go with Radio 2?) This Wednesday's edition, broadcast during my latest visit (which was an absolute delight), featured the following item in its 3 o'clock news bulletin, which I'll transcribe in its entirety: 'Time' magazine has named the US president-elect as its Person of the Year. Mr Trump said it was a great honour. Previous winners include Ayatollah Khomeini, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Other winners - *un*mentioned by Radio 2 here - inclu... more »

Agreements and disagreements

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Today's *Dateline London *was one of those disappointingly consensual affairs for the most part, given that everyone came from within a narrow section of public opinion. The first two topics saw everyone taking aim at a rogue's gallery of familiar left-liberal/BBC targets. (I ticked off Trump, Putin, Brexit, social media, the alt-right and Breitbart, Duterte, Boris ("a man with a reputation for being born with a silver foot in his mouth", as Gavin Esler described him) and Mrs May.) The main disagreement came over the closing question of Mrs Merkel wanting to ban the burqa in ce... more »

Complaints and Clarifications

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The BBC's listen-known-about *Complaints and Clarifications *page has been very quiet recently, so much so that I suspected they'd chosen to abandon making their findings public. Then suddenly, this past week, came a small rush of rulings. Here's one of them that you may have missed: *Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Two & BBC News Channel, 6 June 2016* A viewer complained that, during a debate on the issues in the referendum campaign, Victoria Derbyshire had misleadingly suggested that reallocating the UK’s net contribution to the EU budget to other areas such as the NHS would have a se... more »

Other reading

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
While we've been a bit fallow recently (sorry again), *The Conservative Woman *has been highly fruitful, including several interesting pieces about BBC bias. First up comes: *David Keighley*: Complaints unit makes no apology for pinning Harlow killing on Brexit This details the BBC's inflammatory reporting of the murder of a Polish man in late August. The BBC made much of claims that the killing was a Brexit-related hate crime. A boy has recently been charged for the killing and, importantly, the race hate charge in connection with the death is *not* being pursued. The BBC webs... more »

Note On Comments

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 17 hours ago
Due to an onslaught of spam, I've had to revert back to comment moderation mode. So if your offering doesn't appear as immediately as it used to, please don't despair or get mad. I'll be around to approve it in as timely a manner as possible during daylight hours. But for those of you who post in the middle of the night, you might have to wait until morning for your comment to see the light of day. Sorry for any inconvenience. Hopefully, we can get back to unmoderated comments sooner rather than later.

A Message From Julian Assange on 7 December 2016

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*A Summary Of The Framing Of Julian Assange.* Testimony Cover letter by Julian Assange: "Six years ago today, on 7 December 2010, I was handcuffed and locked into Wandsworth prison by order of a Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny. I had not and still have not been charged with an offence. The claimed grounds for my arrest and extradition without charge were so that Ny could question me. But it was not until six years later - three weeks ago - that I was questioned for the first time. I have decided to release my responses. But first, some background: I am Australian. I am not Swedish.... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Energetic Inner temperatures are rising to meet the New Gaia

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Energetic Inner temperatures are rising to meet the New Gaia* by ÉirePort Energetic Inner temperatures are rising to meet the New Gaia. Essences of Hue-Beings are further im-Lightend. Massive ports of call are opened for all. Scientifics stumble in their sternness. ÉirePort | December 10, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-AX - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

CIA Report: Russia Worked To Help Donald Trump Win The U.S. Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House* The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairma... more »

US To Send 200 More Soldiers To Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The United States is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help rebel groups drive ISIS from Raqqa, the US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Saturday. Speaking in Bahrain during talks on Middle East security, Ash Carter said Barack Obama had approved deployment of the extra troops, who would include special forces trainers, advisers and bomb disposal experts, last week. RT reports: “These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 US special operations forces already in Syria, to continue organizing, training, equipping, and otherwise enabling capable, mo... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
As you probably know, *The Washington Post* is reporting that the CIA is certain the Russian government interfered in our election on Donald Trump's behalf: The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committ... more »

Weekend reads: A flawed paper makes it into Nature; is science in big trouble?; a reproducibility crisis history

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a refreshingly honest retraction, and a big win for PubPeer. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “They just shovelled the data into their computer like you’d shovel food into a cow.” How a flawed paper made it into Nature. (Hester van Santen, NRC) Lack of reproducibility, failing peer review, the stress: Science […] The post Weekend reads: A flawed paper makes it into Nature; is science in big trouble?; a reproducibility crisis history appeared first on Retraction Watch.

My Third for Taiwan News and Other stuff....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*A replanted forest crosses a trench dug to protect a Japanese firebase in the mountains, a reminder of how Taiwan has always been shaped by outside powers.* If you read one thing this week, it should be Shawna Yang Ryan in the Washington Post on Taiwan, a country with a long history that is not just a diplomatic nuisance. Lots of people wanted my thinking on the media problem this week. I was on ICRT with Keith Menconi, on a show that also includes former AIT head William Stanton, and the always intelligent Jane Rickards. Natalie Tso of Radio Taiwan International interviewed me ... more »

6 Execs from Pharma Co. who Lobbied for Illegal Pot, Arrested for Bribing Docs to Push Deadly Fentanyl

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: insys]Insys execs were caught paying doctors to push a deadly drug that's supposed to be used only by cancer patients who are already on 24-hour pain drugs.

Nature: LIGO may have seen echoes from a black hole firewall

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*It has become too common for journalists to write crazy stuff that they should be normally ostracized and spitted upon for* It's clear why Joe Polchinski had to win a Milner Prize. The reasons are the D-branes and similar things. However, some people around the prize have suggested that Polchinski could have gotten the award for the proposal that the black hole interior doesn't exist – the infalling observer unavoidably dies in a "firewall" instead of smoothly crossing the event horizon. Well, whether Milner or Zuckerberg or anyone else made such a comment, I find it silly, and s... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Dr. Hiroya Sugano, center, the caretaker of the Blackened Canteen tradition, a U.S. airman and a member of the Japanese military pour bourbon whiskey into the hallowed waters at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2016. The whiskey is a peace offering. The vessel is a World War II-era canteen recovered at a crash site where two American bombers collided after a deadly raid on Shizuoka, Japan, June 19, 1945. The aircrews and 2,000 Japanese citizens were killed in the air raid. Sugano is the director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers Club. DoD photo by Lisa F... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Full DNI Statement on Russian cyber attacks on the United States. pic.twitter.com/AMnnOmDGlr — Thomas Moore (@TheDexterClaw) October 7, 2016

These Countries Will Be Impacted The Most From A Strong U.S. Dollar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Stratfor*: *Where a Strong Dollar Will Do the Most Damage* Forecasting the future of currencies is a notoriously risky business. Forces may push them in a particular direction, as is currently the case with the dollar, but in the ever-changing environment of the foreign exchange market, events anywhere in the world, at any point in time, can alter their course. Nevertheless, the dollar is steadily strengthening, and it could create headaches in other parts of the world. One of the biggest victims will be China. The Chinese yuan has been devaluing aga... more »

Ayahuasca Brew Fights Alzheimer’s And Down Syndrome – Study

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A breakthrough scientific study suggests that a hallucinogenic drink from South America called Ayahuasca contains a substance that stimulates the generation of human neural cells. The native South American brew Ayahuasca stimulates the brain and helps fight Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, according to a new study. RT.com reports: Ayahuasca has been studied before for its ability to fight depression, but in the latest research, published in PeerJ, one of the main substances present in the drink, harmine, was exposed to human neural cells. Re AYAHUASCA: Spectacular and highly signifi... more »

What's Wrong With Trump Supporters?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
I hope you read Tom Sullivan's post, Donald In Wonderland, yesterday at Digby's place. The Donald isn't the only one wandering around cluelessly in Wonderland though. Much, if not most, of his fan base is too. If you have a brother-in-law who listens to Hate Talk Radio and Fox News all day and voted for El Presidente-elect Señor Trumpanzee, or if you saw Rachel Maddow's report Thursday night (above) on the newest PPP post-election survey, then you already know what we're dealing with. The question is, though, can American democracy recover from the death spiral it's certainly now... more »

Many Japanese Leaders Are Worried That Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Will Apologise At Pearl Harbor When He Visits Later This Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk in front of a cenotaph after they laid wreaths at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Business Insider/South China Morning Post*: *Japanese leaders are pressuring Shinzo Abe not to apologize for Pearl Harbor* Conservatives in Japan have reacted angrily to suggestions Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should use his visit to Pearl Harbour in late December to apologise for the attack that brought the US into the second world war. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Sug... more »

Congress Approves $600 Million For Israel Missile Defense

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Congress managed to wrap-up unfinished business on Thursday a day ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Both houses voted to approve a defense policy bill, which includes more than $600 million for missile defense cooperation with Israel. The Senate passed the legislation by a wide margin of 92-7, a week after the House overwhelmingly approved the measure 375-34. It now awaits the president’s signature. The Times of Israel reports: The legislation includes the approval of some $600.7 million for US-Israel missile defense cooperation for the 2017 fiscal year, with provisions spe... more »

Former FBI Chief Exposes “Illuminati, Satanism, Pedophile Rings”

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Former FBI chief and whistle blower Ted Gunderson exposed satanism in the CIA, the illuminati and pedophile rings and more before his death in 2011. There are some who believe he was killed by the elite to shut him up. After retiring from the FBI, Gunderson gave presentations across the country alerting the public to the reality of false flag terrorism, satanic ritual abuse, MK mind control and chemtrails… Gunderson is best known not for only for exposing these evils and educating the public, but for risking his life to personally help and protect many victims. According to Activis... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 19 hours ago
*The Evils of Public Schools* I have not spoken poorly and with contempt for the government-run, tax-funded “public schools” for a while (except for those “affirming” the hurt of their little snowflakes over the recent election), so it is time to take a whack at these institutions of tyranny again. And the Blaze provides the perfect opportunity. An 11-year-old girl, after sharing some fruit with a friend, has been suspended for violating the idiot school’s policy of “zero tolerance” for weapons. Not only that, but the schools turned the case over to the local police department (in... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 20 hours ago
*Half the world's species failing to cope with global warming as Earth races towards its sixth mass extinction (?)* *There probably is species loss going on. There always is, always has been and always will be. But how do we know current losses are unusual? We could only know if we had a full ennumeration of all the species on earth at some point in time. But it is widely acknowledged that we are nowhere near having such a listAnd the claim that anything is due to global warming is simply an assertion. It is admitted below that the warming has been slight so it is h... more »

Manly Men in Girly Jobs

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 20 hours ago
An insightful column from Betsey Stevenson.

Pulling Together

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 20 hours ago
Yesterday, Canada's first ministers met to finalize a strategy for fighting climate change. The plan puts a price on carbon -- and, as of now, the price is too low. Tom Walkom writes: The per tonne carbon emission price he suggested two months ago — $10 in 2018 rising to $50 per tonne by 2022 — is simply too low to get the job done. Experts I’ve talked to say if Canada hopes to meet even the minimal targets it agreed to at the Paris climate-change conference last year, it would have to implement a price of $30 per tonne now — rising to $200 by 2030. That’s because the whole point... more »

Power auction casts doubt on extra capacity plans–Reuters

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-electricity-auction-idUKKBN13Y0MG It sounds as if Reuters has come to the same conclusion as me: Prices in Britain’s latest auction for back-up electricity came in well below expectations, casting doubt on how much extra capacity utilities will commit to building to ensure the country avoids winter supply shortages. Thursday’s auction […]

So, It's Come to This?  Dick Cheney Back in Fashion  (The Gaslight Economy)  Dismal Jobs Report  (Pittsboro NC Plans for Our Future)  The Politics of Rage

Don't miss this. (Trump stealing from the progressive playbook?) It's like not having to pay the gypsy. Just watch. And listen (and save your money): Gee, I'm so glad we have Elizabeth Warren and Robert Reich and Ralph Nader and Bill Black and Russ Feingold and Jill Stein and . . . oh well . . . no one with real power to ensure that the feared, horrific Trump War events on the horizon do

Saturday Summary

LL at Virtual Mirage - 22 hours ago
Hillary, meeting her public, working on the 2020 run.*Oh, NO!* I groaned when I began to write this. The Dem's wet dream is yet another Hillary run for the White House when she's 74. She clearly has old money, but would anyone donate new money to get her moving. Then again, they are throwing money at Jill Stein, so why not the Bitch of Benghazi? (Fox News) A third presidential run -- after two grueling campaigns that both ended in defeat to a rival political sensation who captured the imagination of voters -- could be a stretch for the former secretary of state, senator and first l... more »

Scientists: San Andreas “About To Blow” – Mega Earthquake Warning

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists have warned that a recent spike in Earthquakes around the San Andreas Fault is a harbinger of a much bigger mega earthquake about to strike California. Following Thursday afternoon’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake off the coast of California, another 7.8 earthquake hit the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Experts have warned that these inexplicably large earthquakes occuring along the Ring of Fire could have ruptured the San Andreas Fault, which would increase the chances of a deadly mega earthquake hitting California. Activistpost.com reports: Let’s start by ... more »

Seattle Sues Monsanto For Poisoning Citizens

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Monsanto faces a multi-million dollar lawsuit from the state of Seattle over claims that the agrochemical giant are poisoning citizens and wildlife. According to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, PCBs used by Monsanto have polluted “every waterway in the state,” posing a massive health problem to residents. Seattletimes.com reports: Monsanto was the sole producer of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) for commercial use in the U.S. from 1935 to 1977, and continued to profit from their sale for years even as its officials knew the chemicals were polluting the environment, cau... more »

Devastated by the American Presidential Election

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 day ago
Like most of my readers, I am devastated by the 2016 American Presidential election results (and by the Congressional election results as well.) I have waited a few weeks to write about it so as not to be reacting too emotionally to the results. Since that time my usual focus on philosophy has faded into the background as the country in which I was born and lived all of my life finds itself in perhaps its greatest existential crisis. http://ieet.org/archive/shakespeare-1716106_960_720.jpg

Beyond Dome City colonies to Shell Worlds or Paraterraforming as a shortcut to making planets habitable

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
Existing covered areas and domes on Earth are in the 30-40 acre ranges and with costs of $400 million to 1 billion. There is also strong material (EFTE) which is 100 times lighter than glass and which can lower costs by 4 times. Very large geodesic domes could cover several square miles on Mars. Mars has one third of the gravity on Earth, so dome cities could be very large there. A large “shell” can be used to encase an alien world (asteroid or moon), keeping its atmosphere contained long enough for long-term changes to take root. There is also the concepts where a usable part of ... more »

Why Africans Fish With Mosquito Nets

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Why not? The first simple reality is that nets are not easily available for free. They cannot be made easily either. I know this because i grew up fishing net free. A net system would have been seriously useful. Thus using a mosquito net is a sound innovation. After all it will consistently toss a handful of fish into the evening fry up. Because it was not obvious, we should have provide sheets of netting to subsistence peoples of different mesh sizes a long time ago but did not. It is no trick at all after you have the net to lash together a hand made trap. So yes any type... more »

The Benefit of Trade Is the Import; The Cost Is the Export

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Well yes and no. The benefit of all trade is the degree to which that trade stimulates employment. That has been habitually ignored. Clearly this is important however the numbers balance out. Some industries such as the auto industry have a huge tail after the actual manufacture. This even more so in the rag trade where a ten dollar import costs spins fifty dollars in distribution costs. The reality is that we must generally balance trade and minimize government surcharges lest we create future difficulties. The error has been to ignore the employment aspect of a given trade ... more »

Castro Was Monstrous, and So Is Our Embargo

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Obama at least ended the outright stalemate. That has begun a dialogue. I think that the best policy is to simply let it go. Things will change and we do have a stable dictatorship able to transition into something better without another blood bath. What will happen is that we will see some Cubans immigrate. We will see plenty of folks visit and even invest. This all facilitates natural change as the old boys all die off. Applied communism was monstrous. Fidel was hardly unique. And yes, embargos are stupid in quite another manner. They are only useful for short time peri... more »

Marijuana users 'have abnormally low blood flow in every part of the brain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
A lot of this was hinted at in the past but the blockage of research prevented us from getting hard answers. The immediate take home is that smoking is a bad idea if it is chronic. The second take home is that we do not know the active element causing these effects. It is likely THC but not necessarily. We need to replicate this work with raw cannabis juice. Then we need to test for THC. Once we know we can produce effective product that may avoid this problem. . * Marijuana users 'have abnormally low blood flow in every part of the brain - including Alzheimer's danger zones... more »

Entrenching Capitalist Agriculture In India Under The Guise Of Development

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day ago
Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF, Global Research Washington's long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system of trade based on export-oriented mono-cropping, commodity production for the international market and indebtedness to international financial institutions (IMF/World Bank). This result has been the creation of food surplus and food deficit areas, of which the latter have become dependent on agricultural imports and strings-attached aid. Food deficits in the Global South mirror food surpluses in the Nor... more »

HISTORIC Victory At Standing Rock

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 day ago
Protest works. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been blocked… for now… Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

Large inflatable structures on Mars

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
There are currently large air supported structures on Earth for covering football and baseball stadiums. These structures are built to support a lot of snow and withstand strong winds. They could be used for large early Mars colonies In a deflated state, robots can push regolith onto the pre-inflated structure. After they are inflated, the robots could push the regolith for the side walls, Later when brick and glass are being produced, there could be buildings made from local materials Read more »

John Pilger: The Coming War On China (Full Film)

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
Warning This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience. Dandelion Salad RT on Dec. 9, 2016 A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current ‘contingency’, says the Pentagon. This film by acclaimed filmmaker John […]

Vatican: Full Alien Disclosure Just Months Away

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Various senior Vatican officials have hinted that the Roman Catholic Church may be about to disclose information about aliens and UFOs to the public in a matter of months. Pope Francis himself has hinted multiple times in the past that the Earth has been visited by aliens, and has promised full public disclosure at some point in the future. Disclose.tv reports: José Gabriel Funes, the current director of the Vatican Observatory said without the slightest restraint that religion sees no conflict between believing in God and the existence of extraterrestrial life. The priest argued a... more »

Posts from 12.01.16 to 12.31.16

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
**** John Pilger: The Coming War On China (Full Film) Chris Hedges: We are Trapped Within this Death Spiral of Violence + Iraq War Tribunal Two Poles of an Evil Duopoly by Keith Rosenthal Net New Spending Requires Net New Money by Ellen Brown New Rogue Anti-Russia Committee Created in “Intelligence” Act by David Swanson The Media and Their […]

Dekra: electric cars only reduce air pollution by 16%

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Three decades ago, green, environmental, and especially global warming activists were viewed as fringe whackos who sleep at the treetops and whom no civilized people took seriously. As you remember very well, they basically became a core component of the intrinsically left-wing establishment in recent years. We're hopefully enjoying the last six weeks before they regain their well-deserved status of fringe whackos, at least in the U.S. During the years when these whackos controlled a big portion of the establishment, many of us – including otherwise skeptical folks like you and ... more »

Not A Peep-- Or A Tweet-- Out Of Ole Man Trump As Ryan Deletes The Buy American Provision In The Infrastructure Bill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Wisconsin's deadly job killing duo, Grothman and Ryan* Sometimes when Congress wants to pass embarrassing legislation they're not eager for opponents or just constituents to track down, they give it an innocuous or misleading name. It happens constantly and it happened on Thursday just before the Republicans adjourned the House for the year. The last vote of the year was on S.612, John Cornyn's (and, in the House, Henry Cuellar's) "bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the 'George P. Kazen Federal Bu... more »

U.S. Government Pass Bill Outlawing Independent Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Friday that will effectively outlaw all forms of independent media from being accessed in the United States. The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” not only allows the U.S. government to ban outlets deemed to be “Russian propaganda,” but gives them the ability to legally spread disinformation online via social networks and mainstream media outlets. Senate.gov reports: U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American al... more »

Spirit Cooking Bombshell: Marina Abramovic Is Related To Rasputin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Satanic spirit cooking “artist” Marina Abramovic may be related to Rasputin – the controversial mystical faith healer who has been labelled as one of the “most evil men in history“. According to internet sleuths, Marina Abramovic’s lineage traces back to Rigori Yefimovich Rasputin as well as European royalty and the mysterious Rosicrucian secret society. Voat.co reports: Let’s start from the beginning… Her mother was Danica Rosić and her father was Vojin Abramović. (http://archive.is/wpDtj#selection-1351.212-1351.275) So I do some digging and I find this… UROŠ (1885 – 1937) he was... more »

California University Bans Phrase “Illegal Immigrant”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A California University has banned the use of the phrase “illegal immigrant” due to its offensive tone to potential illegal immigrants. Professor Alicia Chavez at the University of Southern California (USC) told her students that they would be banned from using the words “illegal immigrant” in their final exams. Dailycaller.com reports: Alicia Chavez teaches the American studies course, “America, the Frontier and the New West,” a course that focuses on “the intersecting historical processes and diverse peoples which have shaped the region of the North American West.” According to... more »

Zerohedage: Georgia Accuses Homeland Security Of Attempting To Hack State's Election Database

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-08/georgia-accuses-homeland-security-attempting-hack-states-election-database *Georgia Accuses Homeland Security Of Attempting To Hack State's Election Database* by Tyler Durden Dec 8, 2016 5:30 PM Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is anxiously wondering, as are we, why someone with a Department Of Homeland Security IP address would try to hack into his State's voter registration database. Even though DHS offered cyber security help to states prior to the election, the Wall Street Journal notes that Georgia was one of the states that spe... more »

America – The Great Illusion

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Tim Bryant* - There can be no shift in consciousness without acknowledging what is. The post America – The Great Illusion appeared first on Waking Times.

PropOrNot Website Exposed As CIA And Ukrainian Operation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An anonymous online group that calls itself PropOrNot (“Propaganda Or Not”) and presents itself as a site “exposing Russian Propaganda” has itself been exposed as a CIA-run operation that employs known Ukrainian fascists aimed at trolling independent media outlets with the aim of shutting them down. Author Mark Ames found evidence that the mysterious group who published a list of so-called “Russian propaganda websites” (falsely naming the likes of InfoWars, ZeroHedge, YourNewsWire, and others) was actually itself a propaganda campaign instigated by the U.S. and Ukraine. Nakedcapti... more »

Putin Threatens Canada Over Imposing Sanctions On Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened Canada with “retaliation” over their quietly imposed sanctions imposed against Russian citizens. New sanctions were passed on Nov. 28th by the Canadian government which will see various Russian nationals living in Canada having their assets frozen and their business dealings stopped. The harsh sanctions comes in response to the annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Cbc.ca reports: There are 15 individuals named in the regulation, which was to be formally posted Thursday in the Canada Ga... more »

Should A Reporter Be Criticised For Taking A Shot At The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Major bucket list completed. Shoot at #ISIS ? Check! pic.twitter.com/sACRLFoY5V — Jason Buttrill (@JasonButtrill) December 8, 2016 *Military Times:* *Reporter takes heat for shooting at ISIS* Journalists in warzones are supposed to be non-combatants, but Jason Buttrill of The Blaze recently tweeted a picture of himself with a sniper rifle along with the message: “Major bucket list completed. Shoot at #ISIS ? Check!” A Marine veteran, Buttrill also tweeted that he fired six shots at the enemy. “ISIS looked like ants on that scope, but...my USMC PMI [primary marksmanship instruct... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Fried Potatoes'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
FRIED POTATOES Posted on December 9, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Dec. 9, 2016. The tribal and band councils can’t keep lying forever to the people without eventually suffering the consequences. The government set them up to fraudulently sign away our land and resources. For their own safety and everybody else they say they might call in forces to Standing Rock. CEO David “

Trump and Space Weapons

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
* The Pentagon's 'Rods from God' space weapons program may have new life under a Trump regime* *“What the U.S. is up to will destabilize the world.”* By Karl Grossman It is highly likely that the Trump administration will move to have the U.S. deploy weapons in space. If this happens, it will be profoundly destabilizing, setting off an arms race and, also likely, leading to war in space. For decades there’s been interest by U.S. administrations—the Reagan administration with its “Star Wars” plan a leading example—in placing weapons in space. But that has alternated with some ad... more »

The Rebels In Aleppo Are Not Heroes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Robert Fisk, The Independent:* *There’s one key difference between the Second World War and the Syrian conflict – the rebels of Aleppo are no heroes* *We refer to them as ‘rebels’ – as if they were the Maquis fighting in the French resistance or Partisans freeing Yugoslavia from the Nazis or, indeed, the insurgents of Warsaw struggling for freedom from the German SS. Which they clearly are not.* I’ve just spent hours watching footage of the siege. The pictures are familiar: planes fall like vultures through the sky and buildings are blown apart, children are brought to hospitals... more »

Run for your life (or at least your sanity), SantaCon is coming!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*If you were planning to be in any of these afflicted affected areas of Manhattan tomorrow, you might want to rethink those plans.* *"While the party bills itself as a 'charitable' pub crawl, it's had a fraught relationship with people who live in its path over concerns including public urination, death threats and numerous arrests. . . ."Last December, New York's SantaCon took to Twitter to brag about the fact that no one associated with their group was arrested in 2015, according to initial reports."* *-- from Veronika Bondarenko and Julia Bottles' updated DNAinfo NY report* *... more »

She is Right on This One!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Standing Rock Camp Battles Cyber Blockers, Improves Service

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. By Brenda Norrell Censored News Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 UPDATES -- Composting toilets save the day. Crews finished installing composting toilets, even some in heated tents, after the port-a-potties were yanked from Oceti Sakowin Camp. And work has been underway to fight back at the cyber blockers. Turns out they don't like being pinged to expose who they are, including cops who

Tonight's Movie Is 'Five Fingers'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*From YouTube*: Elyesa Bazna was an Albanian from Kosovo who spied for the Germans during the Second World War, and was widely known by his code name Cicero. Elyesa Bazna was a famous World War II secret agent. Principally motivated by a feeling of power, he sold information to the Germans through their attaché Ludwig Carl Moyzisch, in Turkey Ankara in what became known as the Cicero affair. The information that he leaked is believed to have been potentially among the more damaging disclosures made by a Second World War spy but conflicts inside the highest echelons of the German go... more »

Genome Editing of Pluripotent Stem Cells could forecast the next decade of biotech

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
It is extremely rare for a single experiment to be so impactful and timely that it shapes and forecasts the experiments of the next decade. Researchers review how two such experiments—the generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and the development of CRISPR/Cas9 technology—have fundamentally reshaped our approach to biomedical research, stem cell biology, and human genetics. They highlight the previous knowledge that iPSC and CRISPR/Cas9 technologies were built on as this groundwork demonstrated the need for solutions and the benefits that these technologies provi... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Earth Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, “Earth Light” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVnMuEEons&t=28s

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Bright star Markab anchors this dusty skyscape. At the top right corner of the frame, Markab itself marks a corner of an asterism known as the Great Square, found within the boundaries of the constellation Pegasus, the flying horse. The wide and deep telescopic view rides along for some 5 degrees or about 10 times the angular diameter of the Full Moon, with blue reflection nebulae scattered around the scene. * Click image for larger size.* And even though this line-of-sight looks away from the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, it covers a region known to be filled with nearby molecular... more »

86000 more deaths in 2015 vs 2014 in the USA, partially explained by increases in drug overdoses, gun deaths, suicides

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
2015 saw roughly 86,000 more deaths than 2014 in the USA Standard life expectancy at birth dropped to 78.8 years from 78.9 just a year earlier. Preliminary analysis suggests the increase in deaths may have been driven by drug overdoses and an unusually severe flu season in early 2015, which may have exacerbated potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease. Overall, drug overdose deaths rose 11 percent last year, to 52,404. The number of people who died in car crashes was 37,757, which was also an increase of 12 percent. Gun deaths, including homicides and suicides, totale... more »

Chet Raymo, “Learning And Yearning”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Learning And Yearning” * by Chet Raymo “This photograph of the Eagle Nebula made by a rather modest telescope - the 0.9 meter instrument at Kitt Peak, Arizona - appeared on APOD (click to enlarge). I sat in front of the computer screen for ten minutes, breathless. One tiny corner of the Milky Way Galaxy, one of tens of billions of galaxies that we can potentially see with our telescopes! At the center are the so-called "Pillars of Creation" from a famous Hubble photograph. *Click image for very large size.* I recall when the Hubble photograph appeared in the media hundreds of ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What do you now fear? How will you use this? Every fear is a gift, though every gift needs unwrapping. "Oh look, it's me, only more!" “You're welcome,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Circles of Our Lives"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Circles of Our Lives"* "Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the years, the circles of the seasons within the circles of the years, the cycles of the moon, within the circles of the seasons, the circles of our reasons within the cycles of the moon. Again, again we come and go, changed, changing. Hands join, unjoin in love and fear, grief and joy. The circles turn, each giving into each, into all. Only music keeps us here, each by all the others held. In the hold of hands and eyes we turn in pairs, that joining joining each to all again. And then we turn aside,... more »

Schoolgirl Set Ablaze After Gang Rape Attempt In India

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A ten-year-old schoolgirl is fighting for her life after a group of men set her on fire and threw her into a dry well for resisting rape in Jharkhand, India. Hindustan Times reports: Police have registered attempt to rape and murder charges against two men who are missing and have detained five suspects for questioning. The Class 4 girl, whose father is a daily-wager, was playing outside her home in Seraikela-Kharsawan district’s Kandra village on Wednesday morning when two men tried to lure her with sweets. When she refused, they picked her up and took her to a stone-crushing unit... more »

Afternoon Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCU1eMWUOo

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Truth Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." - M. Scott Peck

Healthcare Workers Warn that Mandatory Vaccines Are Already Here

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jordan Sather* - Now is the time to resist this medical tyranny. The post Healthcare Workers Warn that Mandatory Vaccines Are Already Here appeared first on Waking Times.

Chris Hedges: We are Trapped Within this Death Spiral of Violence + Iraq War Tribunal

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges CODE PINK on Dec 1, 2016 After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War brings the lies that created the war on Iraq into public awareness, while demanding Obama act on them. It inspires the anti-war movement […]

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Economist:* *The fall of Aleppo to Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers seems imminent* *The West and the Sunni Muslim world are impotent in the face of Russian support for the dictator* WHEN rebel forces surged into the city of Aleppo, then Syria’s largest, in the summer of 2012, they hoped to establish an alternative seat of power that could rival the government’s in the capital, Damascus. But those hopes quickly faded as the operation to seize the city stalled. The rebels could only capture half of Aleppo, splitting the city in two. A lethal stalemate ensued. The rebel’s hopes of ... more »

Has the AGW hypothesis been falsified again?

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
The LHC - the biggest particle accelerator in the world. Brian Cox, the celebrity scientist, describes himself as a particle physicist. Will he believe the particle physicists from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research who have cast doubt on the theory that man's fossil fuel use is driving disastrous global warming.MANKIND'S burning of fossil fuels may not be the primary cause of global warming, according to the shock results of a new study by scientists behind the Large Hadron Collider (LCH). (JON AUSTIN - link) In a press release from CERN, According to the Inter... more »

Twittering Bana Gains Sympathy and a Whole Lot of Doubts

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
I'm firmly in the doubters camp. *So is the NYT's.* *Clearly. * Or they wouldn't have presented this story in the manner they did. *Bana al Abed- 220,000 followers on Twitter? * *Seriously? Are half of those bots and the rest developmentally handicapped with serious logical thinking impairments? Or is it just a case of being a whole bunch of mindless followers? Bandwagon. Jump on the appeal to popularity bandwagon! * *Don't ask a question? Or five?* *My answer to 220,000 followers is.... mindless.* *But in an era of internet hoaxes, fabrications and the increased use of fake new... more »

Greed, oligarchy and Marx

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 1 day ago
Earlier we looked at electoral post-mortems by some on the Right. And last time, we scrutinized the whole range of Electoral College possibilities, in case there turn out to be forty+ republican electors who are simultaneously patriotic, moral and sane... which these fellows deem to be highly unlikely. Only now let’s do a sudden veer! Taking you into an unexpected direction by citing a name you thought relegated to the dustbin of history. It seems likely that, during the centennial year of his greatest victory, we'll be hearing more of him. *Karl Marx. *Nothing puzzled the father of... more »

The Three Ages of Politics Blogging

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
I've been doing this for 10 years, and a lot has happened to political blogging since starting out with a garish template and a dozen readers funnelled from the beloved UK Left Network. As well as the ceaseless churn of current affairs, the cultures of online commentary have mutated and, in many ways, come back to where the initial blogging started out from. I'm not one for cyclical views of history because, well, they're bollocks, but the shape of politics blogging in Britain more or less conforms to it. I'm going to make a stab at three rough periodisations. As with most things s... more »

Trump is close to appointing pro aging reversal head for the FDA and one who would move to faster drug approvals

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering a Silicon Valley investor close to billionaire Peter Thiel to head the Food and Drug Administration, according to people familiar with the matter. Jim O’Neill, the Thiel associate, hasn’t been officially selected, according to the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the decision process is private, and the Trump team could still go in another direction. O’Neill is a managing director at Thiel’s Mithril Capital Management, and last served in government during the George W. Bush administration as principal associa... more »

World News Briefs -- December 9, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *U.S.-led warplanes destroy fleet of Islamic State oil tankers in Syria* U.S.-led coalition planes destroyed 168 Islamic State oil tanker trucks in Syria, the coalition said on Friday, in the largest strike of its kind and the latest instance of what U.S. officials say has been a successful effort to starve the militant group of revenues. The air strikes targeted the truck fleet near Palmyra, Syria on Thursday, a coalition statement said. Their destruction means lost revenues of about $2 million to Islamic State, the estimated value of fuel in the trucks, the coalition... more »

Oh Sycophant Canada: UN General Assembly Resolution On Syria-

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Reuters: The United Nations General Assembly voted 122 to 13 on Friday to demand an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria, humanitarian aid access throughout the country and an end to all sieges, including in Aleppo. *Thirty-six countries abstained* in the vote on the Canadian-drafted resolution on the nearly six-year-old Syrian conflict. General Assembly resolutions are non-binding but can carry political weight. Canadian U.N. Ambassador Marc-Andre Blanchard acknowledged that the resolution was not a solution to the conflict, but an important statement. *"It is a reminde... more »

Trump Team Tell Clinton Not To Blame Fake News For Loss

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Donald Trumps transition team have criticized claims by Hillary Clinton that she lost the election due to the “epidemic of fake news” prior to the election day. Clinton called on Congress to take action against the “epidemic of malicious fake news” and propaganda on social media during a speech on Capital Hill on Thursday. It was the second public appearance since suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of Trump in the election. Other Democrats, including President Barack Obama, have also argued that the Democratic nominee lost the presidential election to Republican Trump becaus... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Rudy Giuliani won't be Donald Trump's secertary of state or have any other job in his Cabinet: President-elect Donald Trump says Rudy Giuliani is taking himself out of consideration for a position in his administration. Giuliani, a loyal Trump supporter throughout the campaign, was an early front-runner to be secretary of state. But he faced questions about his overseas business ties and Trump began looking at other candidates, including Mitt Romney. In a statement, Trump says Giuliani would have been an "outstanding" Cabinet secretary in several roles. He says he respects the form... more »

Iran Pushed The Strategy To Encircle Mosul So That They Could Trap Islamic State Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi forces backed by tribal militias during battle to retake a village from the Islamic State on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, Iraq December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem *Dominic Evans, Maher Chmaytelli and Patrick Markey, Reuters*: *How Iran closed the Mosul 'horseshoe' and changed Iraq war* In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say. The original campaign strategy ... more »

So What Happens Once The Republicans Implement Ryan's And Price's Plan To Kill The Affordable Care Act?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday we all read that life expectancy-- particularly for the American working class-- has dropped. And you can't even blame the NRA for all of it-- heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, drug overdoses are all contributing, as Gaius went into more deeply this morning. And Trump, Pence and Tom Price haven't even been sworn in yet! In theory Trump and the congressional Republicans are in synch about repealing Obamacare. Trump campaigned on repealing it and replacing it with something fabulous. Congressional Republicans mostly just campaigned on repealing it, pres... more »

Dec. 9: Donald Trump - Hero!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
And liar. Donald Trump saved a 1100 jobs that were about to be moved by Carrier from Indianapolis and out of the U.S. And he's not even president yet. Isn't that wonderful? Actually, it's not. He announced to eleven hundred workers he had saved their jobs. In fact, he saved only 550. The other 550 will find that out the day they get their final pay cheques. And that's not all that's wrong with this deal. Their employer will get a great tax break and other goodies out of this. And who will have to carry an extra tax load to make up for that? Not the Trumps of this world who don't ... more »

We Are the Real Movement to Destroy Fake News

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Blackouts and censorship are the only weapons they have left. The post We Are the Real Movement to Destroy Fake News appeared first on Waking Times.

Leaked NRC Memo Documents Problems at Pilgrim Nulcear Plant

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
BOSTON GLOBE: Andersen, Travis, Pilgrim nuclear plant staff said to be ‘overwhelmed’, Boston Globe, Dec 8, 2016. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/12/07/internal-nrc-memo-outlines-concerns-pilgrim-nuclear-plant/GFRYcbdBRgwo4PulROZBYN/story.html. [excerpted] Staff at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station appear to be “overwhelmed” and struggling to improve performance at the facility, which has a poor safety record and is set to close in less than three years, according to an internal memo from a federal regulator made public on Tuesday. The memo, authored by Donald Jackson of t... more »

Journal reverses acceptance of study linking vaccines to autism

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
A journal posted an abstract online suggesting a link between vaccines and autism. After a firestorm of criticism, it removed the abstract, saying it was going to be re-reviewed. Now, the journal has decided to formally reject it. As we reported last month, Frontiers in Public Health removed the abstract after it sparked criticism on […] The post Journal reverses acceptance of study linking vaccines to autism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

New Wind Power Record? So What.

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public https://twitter.com/Grid_Media/status/806526927293087744 National Grid seem to be orgasming about a supposed new record for wind power. To which I can only reply- SO WHAT? As we keep on building more and more subsidised wind farms, should we not expect more electricity to be produced? […]

Islamic State Launches Surprised Military Offensive Near Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Telegraph:** Islamic State advances to within two miles of Palmyra after surprise attack on Syrian forces* Islamic State has advanced to within two miles of Palmyra, pushing once again to retake the Unesco world heritage city from Syrian forces while they are tied up with battles elsewhere. Isil fighters have begun surrounding the desert city from the north, east and south before an attempt to storm it. The Palmyra Coordination Committee, an opposition group, said the militants managed to capture several government checkpoints, a number of small villages and the al-Mahr oil... more »

Aleppo Before The War… And Now (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* the above video is from Euronews.

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