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Monday, December 12, 2016

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12:01 am MST  Dec 12

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
So Bill Murray walks into the Oval Office... #GetCovered https://t.co/X4R4hhC5Fe — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 12, 2016

The Economy: "The Crony’s Recipe for Building a Fortune"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 37 minutes ago
*"The Crony’s Recipe for Building a Fortune"* by Bill Bonner "‘Behind every great fortune is a crime,’ said French novelist Honoré de Balzac. Even our modest little pile owes much to a crime, though not our own. But what is behind Wilbur Ross’ billion-dollar fortune?In this series, we are describing how crony capitalism works. The cronies don’t break the law; instead, they make the law. That is, they work with their elected representatives, government employees, regulators, and lobbyists to sculpt the field on which they do battle. Naturally and inevitably, they give themselves the... more »

5 Presents Kids Can Make for their Grandparents

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 hour ago
Some of the items were provided by Oriental Trading. All ideas and opinions are my own. My kids love making presents for their grandparents and I always let them help make whatever we are giving them. This year, we decided to pull together out favorite ones to share with you. These are all easy enough that my 8-year-old can make them with just supervision and my two-year-old can make them as long as I cut everything out. I love that they are so excited to give this year! 1. Hand Print Flowers in Chalkboard Pots You will need: - white cardstock - acrylic paint in your d... more »

Musical Interlude: James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2hTQjK1Fa4

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (L) gives his acceptance speech during the awards ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize held on December 10, 2016 in Oslo, Norway. © AFP 2016/ TOBIAS SCHWARZ

The IPCC Reports Quickly Evaluated by Prof. Frederick Seitz

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 hour ago
"The IPCC is pre-programmed to produce reports to support the hypotheses of anthropogenic warming and the control of greenhouse gases, as envisioned in the Global Climate Treaty. The 1990 IPCC Summary completely ignored satellite data, since they showed no warming. The 1995 IPCC report was notorious for the significant alterations made to the text after it was approved by the scientists – in order to convey the impression of a human influence. The 2001 IPCC report claimed the twentieth century showed ‘unusual warming’ based on the now-discredited hockey-stick graph. The latest IPCC ... more »

An Inside Look At How The CIA Interrogated Saddam Hussein

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*New York Daily News*: *CIA analyst John Nixon's grilling 'Interrogation of Saddam Hussein' left the dictator whining about scrapes as he gave up answers* The end was not pretty for Saddam Hussein. On Dec. 13, 2003, U.S. special-ops soldiers dragged a haggard, white-bearded man from a spider hole in the town of Ad-Dawr, Iraq. Before his captors could inform President George W. Bush that one of the largest manhunts in U.S. military history had ended in victory, the prisoner’s identity needed confirmation. Enter CIA analyst John Nixon. “Debriefing the President: The Interrogation o... more »

Israeli PM Netanyahu Wants To Work With President-Elect Trump To Undo The Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Guardian:* *Netanyahu aims to discuss 'various ways' to undo Iran deal with Trump* Israeli prime minister tells CBS he has ‘about five’ options in mind as he hopes to undo nuclear agreement after president-elect takes office. The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said he means to discuss with Donald Trump “various ways” to undo the Iran nuclear deal, after the president-elect moves into the White House next month. “I think what options we have are much more than you think,” Netanyahu told CBS’s 60 Minutes in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday. “Many more. An... more »

Is Trump Really Thinking Of Naming Rick "Oops" Perry Energy Secretary?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Or is Trump just enjoying humiliating Perry, the way he humiliated poor pathetic Mitt Romney by publicly dangling the Secretary of State job over his head, forcing him to prostrate himself at Trump Tower and then be photographed eating frogs' legs at a foo-foo restaurant. And to top it all off, Trump then named someone who's probably not confirmable to the post. Why would Trump do that to former Governor Perry? You forgot? Watch-- while remembering that Trump is a vindictive asshole and is proud of that aspect of his repulsive personality: Or maybe Trump figures Perry's from Te... more »

FBI Agents Kicked Out Of Iceland For Framing Julian Assange

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
According to a former Icelandic minister, Iceland sent a “planeload of FBI agents” back to the USA after they attempted to frame Julian Assange. In 2011 the Obama administration infiltrated Iceland with FBI agents under the guise of helping Iceland’s authorities to tackle a fake hacking threat. According to Ogmundur Jonasson, in June of 2011, Iceland politicians became suspicious when the U.S. became unusually eager to “help” with a hacking problem they had never heard of. “U.S. authorities made some approaches to us indicating they had knowledge of hackers wanting to destroy softw... more »

In 2016 Supercomputers merged with AI and by 2018 there will AI machines with Exaflop power

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 2 hours ago
Nextbigfuture will have several articles over the next few weeks reviewing developments in 2016 and looking ahead to developments over the next few years. Here we look at 2016 in computers. Later articles will look at medicine, life extension, energy, space and other areas. The biggest developments in computing * The Google Deep mind AI beat a worldclass champion Go player * Current and future Supercomputers are mainly being built and targeted to advanced deep learning and artificial intelligence * Deep learning is better than people at * China made a supercomputer nearly three times ... more »

Snouts in the Trough, Hooves in the Till: Why You Shouldn't Donate to a Police Charity

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 2 hours ago
*Tax-subsidized embezzlers: Mark and Sara Furniss * To understand why the public cannot confide in government-employed police to protect private property, it is useful to consider how frequently police steal from each other – and members of the public who ingenuously donate to police-operated charities. This isn’t because police officers are under-paid; it is because their occupation cultivates a sense of privilege and contempt for other people’s property. The median annual household income in Idaho is roughly $49,000. Mark Furniss, 46, was making almost $20,000 a year in excess o... more »

North Korea Conducts Drills Simulating A Takeover Of Seoul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the combat drill of the service personnel of the special operation battalion of KPA Unit 525 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on December 11, 2016. KCNA via REUTERS *Reuters*: *North Korea's Kim guides special operations drill targeting South* North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided a special operations drill targeting the South, the North's media reported on Sunday, as rival South Korea remained on alert for any attempt by the North to take advantage of political turmoil in the Sou... more »

Russian TV Shows For The First Time Russian Special Forces Operating In Syria (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Zero Hedge:* *Russia Releases First Ever Video Footage Of Its Special Forces Operating In Syria* In a first of its kind event, Russian television today showed what it says is the first footage of Russian special forces fighting on the ground in Syria. Elite Russian units in Syria take part in search and rescue operations, assassinations of key rebel figures and coordination of air strikes, according to footage broadcast on state-owned channel Rossiya 24 on Sunday. Groups of heavily armed soldiers were shown coordinating sniper attacks, using robotic tanks and inspecting rebel c... more »

More Financial Insanity In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A cashier counts Venezuelan bolivar notes at a market in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino *BBC*: *Venezuela to swap highest denomination banknotes for coins* The Venezuelan government has announced that it will replace the country's highest-denomination banknotes with coins within 72 hours. It hopes this will help to combat smuggling and tackle the chronic shortage of food and other basic items. President Nicolas Maduro says gangs that operate in border areas will not have time to repatriate the money. The 100-bolivar bill has lost most of it... more »

Is Rex Tillerson's Friendship With Russian President Putin Enough Of A Reason To Deny Him The Post Of U.S. Secretary of State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Rex Tillerson meets with Vladmir Putin. Yahoo Finance *The Guardian:* *Rex Tillerson: an appointment that would confirm Putin's US election win* The president-elect is reportedly favouring the Exxon Mobil CEO but experts say the Senate may bridle over a realpolitik choice that would benefit Russia. If Rex Tillerson is nominated as the next secretary of state, it would confirm Vladimir Putin as one of the strategic victors of the US presidential election. Barack Obama has ordered an inquiry into covert Russian intervention in the campaign, which the CIA says was designed to secure... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Night Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Night Light” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5VzYAPBVJc

Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting Citizens From Alien Species

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
President Obama has signed an Executive Order to prepare American citizens for a potential invasion by an alien species on Earth. Executive Order 13112, also known as “Safeguarding The Nation From The Impacts Of Invasion Species (Aliens),” was published by the White House on the 5th December. The ominous Order says it will help “prevent the introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive species [that] pose threats to prosperity, security, and quality of life.“ Whitehouse.gov reports: Executive Order — Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species EXECUTIVE ORDE... more »

House Passes Bill Allowing Americans To Be Tracked Via Microchips

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The House of Representatives passed an Orwellian bill on Thursday allowing for the routine tracking of American citizens via microchips. H.R. 4919 (also known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law) which passed with an overwhelming 346 to 66 majority, allows authorities to create, establish and operate “locative tracking technology programs.” Dailycaller.com reports: The programs mission would to find “individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, who have wandered from safe environments.” Additionally, the bill w... more »

ISIS Recapture Palmyra in Syria As Pentagon Do Nothing

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Thousands of ISIS militants have recaptured the key Syrian city of Palmyra, according to Russian military sources who say that the Pentagon are doing nothing to help. 4,000 Islamic State terorrists launched an assault on the ancient city, reinforced by tanks and heavy military hardware. “IS has dispatched a considerable force to Palmyra from the area of Raqqa, where militants, backed by the US and the international coalition ceased combat action against the terrorists this week,” a Russian military source says. Aljazeera.com reports: Russia, Syria’s ally, had launched a flurry of a... more »

Jimmy Savile Boss Found To Be Behind Pizzagate Cover-up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The newspaper leading the way in attempting to cover-up the Pizzagate scandal is run by a man who also helped protect notorious UK pedophile Jimmy Savile. New York Times CEO, Mark Thompson, was Director-General of the BBC at the time that the UK’s most prolific pedophile, Jimmy Savile, raped hundreds of children and murdered countless others. Savile, who had been knighted by the Queen at the height of his child abuse activities, had his crimes covered up for years by Mark Thompson who ran the BBC between 2004 – 2012. Thompson is now the CEO of the New York Times, and is leading th... more »

Vatican To Fire Priests Who Do Not Believe In Man-Made Global Warming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The Vatican have concluded man-made global warming is real and have threatened to fire priests who do not agree. The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences has conducted a study which concludes that global climate change is real, and is as a result of human activity. Catholic.org reports: This is important to the Church because creation care is part of our mission. We are called to be stewards of creation. It’s also important because climate change can exacerbate the ills of poverty. Poor people in much of the world are the most vulnerable to changes. In the western, industriali... more »

Technology leaders will meet with Trump on Wednesday in New York

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 3 hours ago
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to be in attendance at President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting of tech-industry executives this Wednesday in New York, according to people familiar with the matter. Musk is the chief executive of electric-car maker Tesla Motors and rocket company Space Exploration Technologies Corp., and is a close associate of Peter Thiel, the tech investor and entrepreneur that backed Trump during the campaign. Thiel sits on the transition team and is helping to organize this Wednesday’s meeting. He and Musk were both founders of payments company PayPal, and... more »

Homeless Activists Go Organic, Feed an Entire Shelter with Rooftop Garden

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Steven Maxwell* - Instead of processed foods given through donation, they eat from their rooftop garden. The post Homeless Activists Go Organic, Feed an Entire Shelter with Rooftop Garden appeared first on Waking Times.

Mexico’s War On Drugs Has Been Going On For 10 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Stratfor*: *A Decade Into Mexico's War on Drugs - Analysis* Today marks the 10th anniversary of Operation Michoacan, and to many, the start of Mexico's deadly war on drugs. But a decade later, the country's prospects for security and peace don't seem much better than they did when the massive crackdown on Mexican cartels began in 2006. Most people point to Felipe Calderon's presidency as the moment when things began to go wrong for Mexico. In the face of rising crime, and under mounting pressure from the United States to stem the flow of drugs across ... more »

Top U.S. Commander in Iraq: 2,000 ISIS Fighters Killed Or Gravely Wounded In Mosul Since October

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and Col. Brett G. Sylvia, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, travel to visit troops with Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division, Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. Coalition troops arrived to Qayyarah West Airfield to enable the Iraqi Security Forces to defeat Da'esh by providing logistical, engineering and artillery fires in support of the liberation of Mosul. The mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to defeat Da’esh (an Arabic acronym for ISIL) in Iraq and Syr... more »

Bill Gates will lead a new $1 billion fund for breakthroughs in Energy

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 4 hours ago
Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation. The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments next year. The BEV fund, which has a 20-year duration, aims to invest in the commercialization of new technologies that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in areas including electricity generation and storage, transportation, industrial processes, agriculture, and energy-system efficiency. “An... more »

Lockheed Martin Is Winning 'Big Time' With The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*FOX News:** F-35 Is a Massive Win for Lockheed Martin Stock* Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 stealth fighter jet is a marvel of technology. It could also do marvelous things for Lockheed Martin's stock. Lockheed Martin is the nation's largest pure-play defense contractor, producing at one and the same time the world's most popular fighter jet (the F-16 Falcon Opens a New Window. ), the most popular military aircraft that's not a fighter jet (the C-130 Hercules Opens a New Window. ), and the most popular combat helicopter as well (the Sikorsky Black Hawk Opens a New Window. ). A... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich constellation Scorpius, lies emission nebula IC 4628. Nearby hot, massive stars, millions of years young, irradiate the nebula with invisible ultraviolet light, stripping electrons from atoms. The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebular glow, dominated by the red emission of hydrogen. *Click image for larger size.* At an estimated distance of 6,000 light-years, the region shown is about 250 light-years across, spanning over three full moons on the sky. The nebula is also cataloged as Gum 56 for Aust... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Great Silence"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Great Silence"* by Chet Raymo "If there is one word that should not be uttered, it is the name of - no, I will not say it. Any name diminishes. In the face of whatever it is that is most mysterious, most holy, we are properly silent. It is appropriate, I think, to praise the creation, to make a joyful noise of thanksgiving for the sensate world. But praising the Creator is another thing altogether. When we make a big racket on His behalf we are more than likely addressing an idol in our own image. What was it that Pico Iyer said? "Silence is the tribute that we pay to holines...more »

The Spiritually Dead Gatekeepers of Mainstream News

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Centralized information-reality is on the way out. The post The Spiritually Dead Gatekeepers of Mainstream News appeared first on Waking Times.

The GOP-Led Senate Adjourns-- By Passing 2 Major Bills Selling Out Trump Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*The queen of coal country screws the retired miners* Friday night was this Senate's last. When they adjourned-- actually it was around 6 Saturday morning-- it was for the last time. In January it will be a new Senate with 5 new Democrats-- Kamala Harris (CA), Tammy Duckworth (IL), Chris Van Hollen (MD), Maggoe Hassan (NH) and Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and 2 new Republicans Todd Yoiung (IN) and John Kennedy (LA). There will be 2 more Democrats than there were this session and Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid will be replaced by the odious Wall Street-owned slimeball Chuck Sch... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The One Guilty Man"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The One Guilty Man"* by Paulo Coelho "Wise King Weng asked to visit the palace prison. And he began listening to the prisoners’ complaints. ‘I’m innocent,’ said a man accused of murder. ‘I’m here simply because I wanted to give my wife a fright, but I accidentally killed her.’ ‘I was accused of taking a bribe,’ said another, ‘but all I did was accept a gift.’ All the prisoners declared their innocence to King Weng, until one of them, a young man of only twenty or so, said: ‘I’m guilty. I wounded my brother in a fight and I deserve to be punished. This place has made me reflect on...more »

Meet Salto: The Most Vertically Agile Robot To Date

June Javelosa at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 5 hours ago
Roboticists from UC Berkely have engineered a robot modeled after the high jumping galago (bushbaby) that can jump over a meter high. The combination of biology and engineering design has already led to some interesting developments, the continued marriage of the disciplines may have much more in store. The post Meet Salto: The Most Vertically Agile Robot To Date appeared first on Futurism.

4 Ways Legal Medical Cannabis Benefits Society

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Paul Armentano* - The evidence is clear; medicinal cannabis is good for people and good for society. The post 4 Ways Legal Medical Cannabis Benefits Society appeared first on Waking Times.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Camden, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Search for Truth"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"The Search for Truth" By David Chandler “Some people might wonder what motivates a physics teacher to get up and talk about religion and world issues. I am not a professional political scientist or sociologist or theologian. But I am a concerned citizen and a thinking person. To be a scientist does not mean you have to be a one-dimensional person out of touch with life beyond the lab. Physics used to be called natural philosophy. It is a branch of philosophy in that it is part of the quest for truth. The same thing that motivates me to ponder the true nature of the physical world l... more »

The Poet: Anne Sexton, "Courage"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Courage"* "It is in the small things we see it. The child's first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk. The first spanking when your heart went on a journey all alone. When they called you crybaby or poor or fatty or crazy and made you into an alien, you drank their acid and concealed it. Later, if you faced the death of bombs and bullets you did not do it with a banner, you did it with only a hat to cover your heart. You did not fondle the weakness inside you though it was there. Your courage was a small coal that you kept swallo... more »

More investment needed in quantum computing

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 5 hours ago
The United States needs to invest more in quantum computing according to White House assistant director of cybersecurity Tim Polk. While the federal government has been funding quantum research for decades—quantum refers to a computing paradigm that relies on particles known as qubits instead of the traditional ones and zeros in classical computing—its global leadership position is "certainly under siege. "There are significant quantum programs in Canada, in the U.K., in the Netherlands, the [European Union], China," Polk said at an event hosted by the Information Technology and Inn... more »

When It Comes to Fake News, the U.S. Government Is the Biggest Culprit

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we? The post When It Comes to Fake News, the U.S. Government Is the Biggest Culprit appeared first on Waking Times.

World’s Giraffes Now Threatened with Extinction by Human Activities

Waking Times at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - A new report warns of the impending extinction of this great animal. The post World’s Giraffes Now Threatened with Extinction by Human Activities appeared first on Waking Times.

The Gift of Death

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*George Monbiot* - Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it. The post The Gift of Death appeared first on Waking Times.

A few Magnets with controllable voltages could replace millions of lasers for large scale trapped ion quantum computers

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 5 hours ago
Ion trap quantum computers hold and manipulate charged particles, called ions, to encode information. But to make a processor that works faster than a classical computer would require millions of such traps, each controlled with its own precisely aligned laser – making it extremely complicated. Now, Winfried Hensinger at the University of Sussex in the UK and his colleagues have replaced the millions of lasers with some static magnets and a handful of electromagnetic fields. “Our invention has led to a radical simplification of the engineering required, which means we are now able t... more »

Statement On B.S. Detector’s Apology To Shadowproof And Other Independent News Sites

Shadowproof at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
Shadowproof appreciates the apology from the creator of "B.S. Detector," a browser extension for flagging "fake news" that wrongly included Shadowproof.com The post Statement On B.S. Detector’s Apology To Shadowproof And Other Independent News Sites appeared first on Shadowproof.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
The lead story from tonight's *All Things Considered* on NPR was about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. This otherwise good report was marred by an uncorrected Donald Trump lie: HOST MICHEL MARTIN: This weekend we're following news of President-elect Donald Trump's emerging Cabinet and the CIA's claim that Russia interfered in U.S. elections in favor of Donald Trump. Seven Democratic U.S. senators signed a letter yesterday saying they want some of this new information declassified. Donald Trump, speaking to Fox News, says he does not believe it, and that Demo... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Q: The modern reason for the season? A: Capitalism.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Christmas as we know it? It’s mostly a modern invention – and that’s mostly good.In this guest post, B.K. Marcus tells a little bit of of the little-known tale of how American capitalism created both the modern Christmas and the market innovation of Peace on Earth.* Rowdy men in colourful rags gather outside the city’s nicer homes, demanding to be let in. Some have disguised themselves with mock-fancy outfits that ridicule their less-than-willing hosts, while others have blackened their faces or dressed up as animals. If you try to keep them out, they will shatter your wind... more »

Chris Hedges: The Wreckage of Neoliberalism

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 7 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Dec 11, 2016 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the damage done to Europe by neoliberal policies with Philipp Ther, author of “Europe Since 1989: A History”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the current rise of the far right in Europe spawned […]

The Russians Are Coming (for your language too)

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Gone are the good old days when I had to explain what the word ‘yarki’ means to my friends and colleagues (for the record, ‘colorful’, not ‘brilliant’). Now I will have to clarify the complexities of planting child pornography into the computers of oppositional leaders thanks to the re-emergence of ‘kompromat’. Why did kompromat, arguably […]

Covert US Civil War Continues Apace Post Election

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*"CIA" Blames Russians for Hillary's Loss* *Video Analysis by Mark Dice* It's hard to get around to posting at this time of year. Firstly, the Pacific North West had the snow storm of the century last week...about 20 centimeters on Friday alone. Now with the huge snowfall melting on the ground and incessant rain in 3 degree centigrade temperatures there's flooding in the streets all over the lower BC mainland. People are struggling to get around town to do Christmas shopping and the pressure is on...because another freeze is predicted in the next day or so and the streets will a... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

Hans Conried

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
Hans Conried

Turkey Seeks To End NATO Patrols In Aegean Sea

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Thought this interesting. Turkey wants NATO patrols to end- * *Daily Sabah: December 08/2016* Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Tuesday night that their aimed goals have "actually been complied with" and thus the operation should come to an end. The question of whether NATO patrols in the Aegean Sea will continue "cannot be answered positively at the moment," German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday. The mission started in February and was not appointed with a clear ending date. It aimed to uncover the network of routes used for human trafficking ... more »

"What Is Hope?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"What Is Hope?"* by Rubin Alves "What is hope? It is the pre-sentiment that imagination is more real and reality is less real than it looks. It is the hunch that the overwhelming brutality of facts that oppress and repress us is not the last word. It is the suspicion that reality is more complex than the realists want us to believe. That the frontiers of the possible are not determined by the limits of the actual; and in a miraculous and unexplained way, life is opening creative events which will light the way to freedom and resurrection. But the two- suffering and hope- must liv... more »

Digby and Jay Rosen go beyond theory in what the press has to fear from Trump and his supporters

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Plus: TV Watch -- All set for Wednesday's "Rectify" series finale?* *In her post "Demanding a show of power" today, Digby offers this chunk of her "storification" of a 20-tweet Jay Rosen tweetstorm:* *-- Digby's excerpt from that Jay Rosen tweet "storification,"offered today with her post "Demanding a show of power"* *"The good news for all the Trump supporters in law enforcement is that if their man wins he has promised to let them take the gloves off, which is likely one of the major reasons they like him so much. Journalists should probably be a little more concerned about bein... more »

The Worst Comedy Spoof Song Ever

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
You know what the world needs? Another substantial post on Neoliberalism, that's what. And this evening, you find me scribbling away without an end in sight. A good job I had this in reserve. I've taken it upon myself to listen to all the *Now* compilations in chronological order. I've just polished off number 17, and yes, they're pretty awful: a few decent tunes and a lot of filler. But none of that filler is as bad as this. Paul Hardcastle's *Nineteen* is one of the greatest dance tunes ever, not least because it showed once and for all that tuneage set to repetitive beats can do... more »

British Foreign Secretary Accuses Saudi Arabia Of “Proxy Wars”

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
British officials are not to happy about Boris Johnson’s recent criticism of their ally Saudi Arabia. Last week Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, blasted the Kingdom over its “proxy wars” in the Middle East and its military aggression against Yemen. Downing Street has been trying to gloss over Johnson’s remarks saying they are his own personal views and do not represent “the government’s position” His comments emerged just as Theresa May returned from a visit to Bahrain where she had dinner with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. Press TV reports: UK Prime Minister... more »

Catholic Priests Will Have To Preach About Climate Change

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
As part of a worldwide drive by the Catholic church to increase environmental awareness, priests are now going to have to to learn about climate change. Priests have been issued with new guidelines stating that members of the clergy should be ‘promoters’ of ‘appropriate care for everything connected to the protection of creation’. The Mail Online reports: The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences has ruled that climate change is real and caused by human activity. Members of the church have been urged to spread the message in a non-political manner. A report on catholic.org stat... more »

"Life Is Truly A Ride..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Life is truly a ride. We're all strapped in and no one can stop it. When the doctor slaps your behind, he's ripping your ticket and away you go. As you make each passage from youth to adulthood to maturity, sometimes you put your arms up and scream, sometimes you just hang on to that bar in front of you. But the ride is the thing. I think the most you can hope for at the end of life is that your hair's messed, you're out of breath, and you didn't throw up." - Jerry Seinfeld

Istanbul Bomb Blasts- TAK/PKK Takes Ownership

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Another incident, part of the ongoing destabilization campaign being waged against Turkey. The attacks on Turkey are part of the larger middle east/north africa remake. The strikes were obvious attacks on security services and civilians. At a time when Turkey can ill afford to lose police or military forces and have more of their citizens targeted. These types of attacks ALWAYS undermine the confidence in the government of the day. As they are intended to do. I’ve written for years about the destabilization of Turkey- The multi faceted attacks against this nation- Like Syria. L...more »

Quote of the Day: On who may be fit to govern

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern." *~ Lord Acton [Hat tip James Valliant] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Bombing Attack At Cairo's Largest Coptic Cathedral Has Killed 25 And Wounded 49

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Cairo church bombing kills 25, raises fears among Christians* A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt's Christian minority in years. The attack comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi fights battles on several fronts. His economic reforms have angered the poor, a bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has seen thousands jailed, whilst an insurgency rages in Northern Sinai, led by the Egyptian branch of Islamic State. The militant ... more »

Need for December

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
I have an immediate need for $100, to pay a telephone bill and some other minor bills. August and December are always lean months, didn't make the funding goal this month but if I can get at least the phone bill and electricity paid it will be a good start. I want to thank everyone who has donated since 2012, I will be sending a personal email to all of you thanking you. I should have done this earlier, its greatly appreciated. Its been a long 4 years, but well worth it. I love you all! American Kabuki

You Know The U.S. Democrat Party Is In Trouble If These Are The Future Leaders Of The Party

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Hill*:* Biden: Obama, Pelosi, Schumer are the future leaders of Democratic Party* President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Joe Biden are the future leaders of the Democratic Party, the vice president said Sunday. Biden acknowledged that the Democrats have had a hard time finding a direction after Hillary Clinton lost last month's president election to Donald Trump. “Well, like after every presidential election where the party loses, there is no single leader," Biden said on CNN's "State of the ... more »

Uber’s New Autonomous Fleets Could Change How People With Disabilities Travel

Patrick Caughill at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 10 hours ago
The Americans with Disabilities Act promotes accessibility to the 31 million people with mobility-related disabilities. Based on the Act, Uber's new autonomous fleet would be required to incorporate accessibility into their vehicles, benefiting both people with disabilities and the elderly. The post Uber’s New Autonomous Fleets Could Change How People With Disabilities Travel appeared first on Futurism.

Complaints from two sides

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Bias As Sue noted the other day, it seems as if the world and his wife appears to be noticing BBC bias at the moment - particularly over the past couple of years, and the last year especially (post-Brexit, post-Trump). The BBC appears to be facing a populist uprising (as they themselves might put it). The interesting thing, however (for me), is that it isn't just from 'our side'. The 'other side' seems to be just as riled about the BBC - though, it has to be said, given their ideological propensities, they appear much less willing to call for the BBC's scrapping, or privatisation,... more »

President-Elect Trump Hints That America`s 'One China' Policy May End

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Donald Trump told Fox News Sunday that he might end the 'one China' policy that recognizes Taiwan as a Chinese territory if China didn't offer better deals *BBC:* *Donald Trump hints US 'One China' policy could end* President-elect Donald Trump has questioned whether the US should continue its "One China" policy. US policy since 1979 has respected China's stance on Taiwan, which it sees as a breakaway province. But Mr Trump said that without concessions from Beijing on trade and other issues, he did not see why that should continue. Relations with China became strained when Mr Tr... more »

We Live in a World of Environmental Inequality by Graham Peebles

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England December 11, 2016 S.O.P. Save Our Planet–Worldwide Air Pollution is making us Ill The man-made environmental catastrophe is the severest issue facing humanity. It should be the number one priority for governments, but despite repeated calls from scientists, environmental groups and concerned citizens for years, short-term policies […]

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday again... And it is once again time for my weekly rant... Yes, as I stated in my last article, it is freaking cold right now here in central Canada... The temperatures right now are absolutely way below normal for this time of year, and in fact some weather reports say that we could approach record lows for the next week.... With temperatures hovering around -30C with "wind chill factors" hovering around -45C at night for the next week, I wonder again what the hell I am doing even living in this frozen wasteland.... But again, I am a Canadian, and for yea...more »

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia: Putin Wanted Revenge Against Clinton``

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Former ambassador to Russia: Putin wanted 'revenge' against Clinton* Russia interfered in the U.S. elections to get revenge against Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. ambassador to the Kremlin said Sunday. Michael McFaul, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, said he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to help Donald Trump win the presidency to hurt Clinton. "Let's remember that Vladimir Putin thinks [Clinton] interfered in his election — the parliamentary election in December 2011 — and has said as much publicly, and I've heard him t... more »

Red Warrior Camp has left the Lands and Waters of Oceti Sakowin

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
December 2016 Official Red Warrior Camp Communique Red Warrior Camp has left the Lands and Waters of Oceti Sakowin. Grassroots leaders LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard, and Chase Iron Eyes from Standing Rock have spoken and have made it abundantly clear that they want those equipped for the harsh North Dakota winter to stay and help stop DAPL, due to our current circumstance it is with

Fed up and had enough already?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*I have.* These past few days of unrelenting silly "news", fake or not, has left me weary and worn out. Between the screeching females who plan to *march on Washington* (and too numerous to name cities) to "save their lives" - from what I have no idea, to the homosexuals *shrieking about their "rights"*, and all the *"Russia did it memes"*, it's no wonder we're worn out. Our lives have become one big quote mark wrapped up in head shaking wonder at the absurdity of it all. *Don't believe me? Check out this exchange on the Facebook page of the national women's march:* Adrienne ... more »

"The War Zone Sounds Of A Night In Chicago"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The War Zone Sounds Of A Night In Chicago"* by Newsroom "Chicago is a failed city. A city that, at night, becomes nothing short of a war zone. It is so dangerous in Chicago at night that no decent people dare to venture outside for fear of being robbed, raped, beaten, shot and killed. The city is infested with sub-human savages and has a government which is completely, totally, incompetent. From the Mayor, to the City Council to the Cook County Prosecutors and the Illinois State's Attorney's Office, to the US Attorneys. All of them have proved to be utter failures. There isn't... more »

Blogging matters

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
A marmot who appears to understand the frustrations of Blogger Neither myself nor Sue can exactly be said to be gifted when it comes to the technical side of blogging, so this is just to say a big 'sorry' to the commenter whose comment ended up in our automatic but over-vigorous 'Spam' box a couple of days ago. I've only just noticed, fished it out and restored it to its rightful place. Gawd alone knows why the comment ended up there, as it was wholly un-Spam-like and bang on the mark (in my opinion). Anyhow, it's back where it should have been in the first place now. Sorry again.

Did The FBI Try To Frame Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo *Daily Mail*:* Former Icelandic minister claims US sent 'planeload of FBI agents to frame Julian Assange' during mission to the country in 2011* * Ögmundur Jonasson said US authorities first told him in June 2011 that there was an 'imminent attack' on Iceland's government databases * But when they arrived in August, Jonasson claims the FBI 'sought Iceland's cooperation to frame Assange and WikiLeaks' * Jonasson s... more »

Can A DCCC Ever Heal Itself If It Remains In Critical Denial?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
I never met middle of the road New Mexico congressman and DCCC chairman Ben Ray Luján and, although we've been making a commotion here about Pelosi firing him, I bear him no personal animus. What I don't like is that the Democrats had a reasonable chance to take back a lot of seats in the House, which is Luján's job. He failed-- pretty miserably-- so Pelosi should have found someone better to do it in 2018. But that isn't how she does things. I've spoken to nearly a dozen members of Congress who have told me, more or less, that Luján shouldn't be blamed for screwing up because it w... more »

Has The U.S. Intelligence Community Lost The Trust Of President-Elect Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Politico:* *Intel world struggles to crack the code of an untrusting Trump* *How do you brief a president who refuses to believe what you tell him?* Donald Trump's insult-laced dismissal of reports that the CIA believes Russia hacked the 2016 election to help him is rattling a spy community already puzzled over how to gain the ear and trust of the incoming president. Some fear that Trump's highly public rebukes of the U.S. intelligence apparatus will undermine morale in the spy agencies, politicize their work, and damage their standing in a world filled with adversaries. After al... more »

Is President-Elect Trump Correct In Saying That Claims Of Russian Interference In the 2016 Race Are Ridiculous?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Trump: Claims of Russian interference in 2016 race 'ridiculous,' Dems making excuses* President-elect Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview with “Fox News Sunday,” decried as “ridiculous” the CIA’s reported assessment that Russia intervened in the election to boost his candidacy – describing the claim as another “excuse” pushed by Democrats to explain his upset victory. “It's just another excuse. I don't believe it,” Trump said. “… Every week it's another excuse. We had a massive landslide victory, as you know, in the Electoral College.” Trump spoke with Fox News’... more »

Real Life ‘Pizzagate’ Authorities Arrest 51 In Child Sex Ring, Lawmakers Included

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: child]Authorities in "Operation Darkroom" arrest 51 in pedophile child-sex ring, arresting lawmakers and teachers.

Updated: SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #225 Blue Beam Fizzles?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Spherical Cloud in Wales, UK* [12/4/16, 11:38:05 AM] Terran Lively: Sphere in Wales being partially seen? [12/4/16, 3:28:57 PM] Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. NOT OURS AS OF YET. ANOTHER EARTHSPHERE ANOMALY. EXPECT MANY MORE IN YOUR UPCOMING MOMENTS. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X. END.* *Spherical Cloud in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan* SEE ALSO: https://www.weather.com/news/trending/video/extremely-rare-cloud-spotted-in-japan?pl=pl-editor-picks Terran: What's That In The Sky [over Fujisawa]? Our Friends? Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. NOT FRIENDS. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X.... more »

The way things are

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump’s presidency means that the end of the world is nigh (as any fule kno.) This is gist of the consensus, which has just reached our Christmas cards. “Merry Christmas and a happy (Trump) end of the world” goes the hand-written greeting. I received one yesterday. Canny political activist and actress Juliet Stevenson managed to insert an anti-Trump / anti-Brexit allusion into her interview with Nick Robinson on the Marr show. It was supposed to be about playing either Queen Elizabeth lst or Mary Queen of Scots at the whimsical toss of a coin, but she shoehorned Brexit into ... more »

Nick Marr

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
As it's Sunday, how about a half-baked, Twitter-based post about *The Andrew Marr Show*? As I'm hearing (in my head) loud cries of 'Yes please!', here goes... I've been out revisiting relatives today but, before I went out, I did keep an eye on how Twitter was reacting to this morning's *Andrew Marr Show * *without* actually watching the *Andrew Marr Show *myself. (And I've still not watched it yet). I gathered that Nick Robinson was standing in for Andrew Marr and that this was either (a) a good thing, in that Nick asked more incisive questions than Mr Marr, or (b) a bad thing, ... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
I was mentioned by Der Standard in “Mossul: Zahes Ringen mit dem “Islamischen Staat””.

Mosul Campaign Day 55, Dec 10, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
On December 9 the Golden Division announced that it freed the Tahrirneighborhood for the fourth time. Many areas along the frontlines are constantly changing hands and this was another example of that. December 10 the Iraqi forces entered one new area of east Mosul while fighting over some of the same neighborhoods at the same time. Tamim, Meshraq, Qadisiyah1 and Morour were liberated by a combination of the Golden and 16thDivisions. Tamim was freed once before, while Qadisiyah 1 two times. Morour was a new gain. There was also fighting in Sukar, Noor, Muthanna, Wahda, and Mithaq... more »

President-Elect Trump Responds To Claims That He Does Not Attend His Daily Intelligence Briefing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CBS*: *Donald Trump on less-frequent intelligence briefings: "I get it when I need it"* President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday defended his decision not to receive the daily intelligence briefings that his predecessors did, saying he doesn’t want to be “told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years.” Asked on “Fox News Sunday” about his decision to receive a Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) just once a week, which is highly unusual compared to other recent presidents, Mr. Trump replied: “I get it when I need it.” “You know, I’m, like, a smart p... more »

Israel Receives Its First Two F-35 Fighter Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Times of Israel*:* First two F-35 jets en route to Israel* Stealth aircraft to touch down at Nevatim Air Base for reception ceremony to be attended by US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter The first two F-35 jets purchased from the US are expected in Israel on Monday, and will land at the Nevatim Air Base in southern Israel where a reception ceremony will be held. The two will be the first of 50 aircraft that Israel has agreed to purchase from US giant Lockheed-Martin. The stealth fighters set out from one of the company’s Texas locations this week, making a stop near Portugal, ... more »

3 Officers Beat Mentally Ill Dad to Death — Taxpayers Shell Out $3.6 Million to Pay for Bad Cops

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: death]Mentally ill inmate's daughter receives a multi-million dollar settlement from Santa Clara County, after three guards beat her dad to death.

Denver Police Caught On Video Stealing Blankets From Homeless People

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: homeless]Denver police have sparked national controversy after video of them stealing blankets from homeless people went viral this week.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * CBS: Radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster detected on Oregon shores Site Behind Washington Post’s McCarthyite Blacklist Appears To Be Linked to Ukrainian Fascists and CIA Spies Rudy is OUT Google changed its search algorithm and that made it more vulnerable to the spread of fake news Here's what causes huge sinkholes to open up in the ground out of nowhere EX-UNDERCOVER DEA AGENT: What I told my friends and family about my job * NatGeo Winning Photos *John Glenn wrote Jeff Bezos a beautiful letter that he read for the first time the day the astronau... more »

Non-OPEC Countries Have Joined OPEC In Pushing For Oil Production Cuts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *OPEC, non-OPEC agree first global oil pact since 2001* OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries. With the deal finally signed after almost a year of arguing within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and mistrust in the willingness of non-OPEC Russia to play ball, the market's focus will now switch to compliance with the agreement. OPEC has a long history o... more »

Cairo bombing: Cairo Coptic Christian complex hit per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
One part of this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38280627 hit me: '"I found bodies, many of them women, lying on the pews. It was a horrible scene," said cathedral worker Attiya Mahrous. "There were children. What have they done to deserve this? I wish I had died with them instead of seeing these scenes,'' another witness told the Associated Press news agency.' "What have they done to deserve this?" In the eyes of the Islamists they are deserving of death because they are infidels/kufr. But you won't learn that from the BBC.

President-Elect Trump Watches The Army-Navy Game

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Americans and their football .... *Trump Cheered By Fans At Annual Army-Navy Game *(AP).

In The Battle For Aleppo The Syrian Government Is Relying On Foreign Forces To Retake The City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* While there are many foreign fighters in the rebel ranks, the media has not focused on the role that foreign fighters have played in bolstering the Syrian army's military campaigns. This AP story examines the role that they are playing in the battle for Aleppo .... *Assad relies on foreign fighters in push to retake Aleppo* (AP). If this report is true .... even if the Assad regime is successful in retaking the city .... using foreign military forces to police a different sectarian population will be a difficult (if not impossible) task.

Watchdog Discovers Toy Dolls Are Recording Your Conversations and Uploading them to Police

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: doll]These toys upload you and your child's voice to a database used by the military and fish for kids' personal information.

David Rose On Global Cooling

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Cooling: New Met Office world data shows a big fall from heat spike caused by El Nino this year http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4021200/Hot-air-Bombshell-report-shows-green-levies-backed-government-cost-economy-319bn-2030.html Also in the Mail today is a response by David Rose to those who criticised his report a couple of weeks ago, which pointed out how global temperatures have […]

Hot air: Bombshell report shows green levies backed by government will cost the economy £319bn by 2030

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4021200/Hot-air-Bombshell-report-shows-green-levies-backed-government-cost-economy-319bn-2030.html It looks as if the MSM is beginning at long last to wake up to the horrific cost of the Climate Change Act. David Rose writes in the Mail about a new analysis by Peter Lilley for the GWPF: A bombshell report reveals today that despite years of […]

How A Marine Sniper And His Men Destroyed A Platoon-Sized Taliban Force In Helmand Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Staff Sgt. Nathan Hervey, an instructor with the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion at the School of Infantry-East, listens to his award citation being read at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 5. Hervey was recognized for extraordinary heroism for his actions on May 21, 2011, while deployed to Afghanistan as a scout sniper section leader with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines. Photo Credit: Cpl. Fatmeh Saad/Marine Corps *Task & Purpose:* *UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Sniper And His Men Destroyed A Platoon-Sized Enemy Force* *Staff Sgt. Nathan Hervey led his Marines in repelling an ambush by a la... more »

Venezuela's Government Seizes 4 Million Toys To Give To The Poor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC*: *Venezuela seizes Christmas toys to distribute to poor* Venezuelan authorities have arrested two toy company executives and seized almost four million toys, which they say they will distribute to the poor. Officials accused the company of hoarding toys and hiking prices in the run-up to Christmas. Last week, the government issued an order to retailers to reduce prices on a range of goods by 30%. Business owners say the order is a populist political move, and pushing them towards bankruptcy. Venezuela's consumer protection agency, Sundde, said toy distributor Kreisel had s... more »

Has the US and Its Allies Used Covert Airdrops to Supply the Islamic State?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*December 11, 2016 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Is there a way the United States or one of the Islamic State's admitted state sponsors could be airdropping supplies without triggering suspicion? How have modern airdrop technology and techniques evolved that might make this possible? When asking these questions, they must first be understood in the context that: (A.) According to Wikileaks, within the e-mails of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton it was acknowledged that the governments of two of America's closest allies in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were provid... more »

Cop Goes to Wrong House and Kills Innocent Father of 3 — Will Not Face Charges

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: house]Police responded to the wrong house and killed the innocent homeowner -- the cop who pulled the trigger will face no consequences.

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

Even If A Terminally Dishonest CIA Says So, We Don't KNOW If Trump Is A Putin Puppet-- But We Do Know He's A Fascist

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
With the CIA's utter lack of credibility, how will anyone ever know for sure if Putin really did steal the election for el Presidente-elect Señor Trumpanzee? You already read the *Washington Post* piece that set off the firestorm Friday, right? My gut tells me it *could* be true and that it probably is, but is there proof that the public will ever see? Or are we supposed to believe professional liars at the intelligence agencies who have been making up stories since inception? The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
During our presidential campaign, the Russians leaked information damaging to Democrats, but held on to what they had on Republicans, according to Michael Weiss and Kimberly Dozier of the Daily Beast: A senior U.S. administration official confirmed to The Daily Beast that the CIA believes the Russians hacked the RNC. He spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. {Friday] night, *The New York Times* reported that hackers connected to two separate Russian security services allegedly broke into the computer systems of the RNC, but chose not to discl... more »

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*2 tablespoons of organic cold pressed coconut oil* *1 tablespoon of baking soda* *1/2 tablespoon of turmeric power* *Start with the coconut oil, then add the baking soda and turmeric power. Mix it all together.* *Note: This w**ill not turn your teeth yellow but will turn the toothbrush bristles yellow. It might also be good to add one or two drops of peppermint essential oil.*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Australia's Workforce Gender Equality Agency: More men to be recruited as teachers and nurses -- but how?* *This is undoubtedly a desirable outcome but legislating for it is not likely to achieve much. There were once quite a lot of male teachers in the schools. I was taught by six of them that I can remember. Where have they gone? They have gone where a lot of capable female teachers have gone -- to more pleasant employment. The undisciplined rabble that teachers in Australia's government schools are often confronted with is a pain which anybody with options would a... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*An amusing exercise in guilt by association* *Graham Readfearn is a freelance writer of Northern English origin who now lives in Australia. The Northerners tend to be a grumbly lot -- sometimes with reason -- and Readfearn seems to find grumbles about climate to be profitableHe clearly believes in global warming but offers not one single climate fact in his rant below. In quite an amazing exercise in haughtiness, he offers no evidence or argument for his beliefs whatever.His entire offering is a logically invalid charge of guilt by association. He seems particular...more »

A question that the BBC won't ever ask?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'If Naz Shah and Jeremy Corbyn continually claim that they are not antisemitic, what is their explanation for hanging out with and obviously enjoying the company of those that are? You'd think it might occur to someone at the BBC to at least ask the question. After all the BBC spends so much air time speculating on the motives and misdemeanours of other politicians, it seems odd of the BBC not to at least seek Laura Kuenssberg's opinion on the matter.' More including the most recent examples of who Jeremy Corbyn and Naz Shah choose to appear alongside here http://isthebbcbiased.b... more »

Is the BBC biased?: "Previous winners include..."

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Craig at biasedbbc.org has yet another example of the pernicious and incessant bias that the BBC thrusts down the British public's collective throats day after day after weary day. '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...more »

Deep State’s Final Solution: The Death of Alternative News

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 19 hours ago
Right after mainstream fake news humiliated itself falsely inflating poll numbers and wrongly predicting their crime boss candidate owned up to a 99% chance of winning the presidency, only to have their nemesis Trump triumph, ever since that November 8th shocker, deep state’s been feverishly ratcheting up its longtime objective to completely control the outflow of information and news to the world. Fast closing in on a little more than a month before Trump’s January 20th inauguration and representing the Clintons-Obama-Bush-Soros-Rothsc... more »

Drowning In Our Own Waste

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 19 hours ago
Global warming is a clear and present danger. But, Andrew Nikiforuk writes, another crisis is around the corner -- global hoarding: Human-engineered structures and gadgets from cities to cellphones now represent an enormous mass weight of nearly 30 trillion tonnes on the planet, or vastly more than the world’s forests or life in the oceans. Scientists call this artificial system created by humans over the centuries “the technosphere,” and they say it is growing and evolving at a rapid rate. Furthermore, the variety of obsolete and working technological gadgets that litter landfill... more »

Is the BBC biased? CIW NEWS launches the world’s first daily media bias index

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Is the BBC biased? CIW NEWS have launched the world's first daily media bias index, here http://ciwnews.com/2016/12/05/ciw-news-launches-worlds-first-daily-media-bias-index-ciw-news/ This should be interesting, up until now biasedbbc.org and myself have posted plenty of examples of the bias shown by the BBC. Meanwhile Craig formerly of beebbiascraig and now the main force (sorry Sue) behind isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk has posted similarly, alongside some very detailed analysis of the BBC's bias. That analysis is what proves the BBC's bias but it's hard to measure. Now CIW are go... more »

Sunday Sermonette - Find your Safe Space

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*TRIGGER WARNING*: a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc., alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material. I never knew what a trigger warning was, but from what I've been told, university classes can be dedicated to discussing them. Such is the tender nature of progressive feelings and sensibilities. I think that every blog posting on Virtual Mirage should contain a trigger warning, but since I'm not a prog, it won't. Students at UC Santa Barbara passed a resolution in support of mandatory trigger warnings for class... more »

Moral Evil Is Due To A Natural Defect

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 21 hours ago
*Natural Goodness* *Philippa Foot* Philippa Foot’s *Natural Goodness* is a slim volume of 125-pages, but it carries the remarkable agenda of reorienting our understanding of practical rationality and making a case for a naturalistic theory of ethics. In the first chapter, “A Fresh Start?”, Foot sheds light on what she is aiming for in the book: “I have in this book the overt aim of setting out a view of moral judgement very different from that of most moral philosophers writing today. For I believe that evaluations of human will and action share a conceptual structure with evalua... more »

Standing Rock Water Protectors Emboldened, Vow Never to Return to Lives of Oppression

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
Thousands of Native Americans and their allies remain camped in Standing Rock Camp, where a blizzard and subzero temperatures, and opposition, have emboldened them in their struggle to halt Dakota Access Pipeline. By Brenda Norrell Photo by Ayse Gursoz At Standing Rock Camp, Warriors gathered tonight to dispel rumors, and speak of the great power here. Chase Iron Eyes said there is

The Fake-News Head Fake

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
It will be a long time into the future before we will know just what this election ultimately meant. What is perhaps more clear, even if we avoid donning the rose colored glasses of hindsight, is that the seeds that sprouted in 2016 were a long time- a- growing. They might even have been anticipated as far back as the culture wars that exploded onto the scene in the late 1960’s. More on that in a moment. http://ieet.org/archive/eris-apple-painting.jpg

Superbugs killing twice as many people as government says

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 22 hours 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 - 22 hours 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 - 22 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5SjXaxc74


Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Bridge of Tarnished Angels

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Photos by Ayse Gursoz Indigenous Rising Media OCETI SAKOWIN CAMP Black Snake Killers Hot elk stew on Friday at California Kitchen Hot tortillas at the yurt! Rock on Water Warriors! Thank you Ayse Gursoz, Indigenous Rising Media, for sharing your photos with Censored News! Thank you water

We Have a Right to Live

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

United States of Oil

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*The Adana Agreement concerning the PKK 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... more »

"A Land Of Perfect Twilght..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Very interesting recorded message, worth listening to... -Terran

Space Issues Talk in Visakhapatnam, India

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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