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Thomas Paine

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

13 December - pm - Blogs I'm Following

10:58 pm MST

The Chinese Are Becoming Very Good At Stealing U.S. Military Secrets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
*Next Big Future*:* US Congressional report warns that China is getting even better at stealing US military technology and secrets* US intelligence agencies determined that several years ago China stole secrets relating to the F-35 jet fighter from a US contractor. The design secrets were detected in China’s new J-20 stealth fighter and the J-31. The stolen secrets included details of the F-35’s electro-optical targeting system, radar-absorbing coatings and engine nozzles. Taiwan remains a major spying target of China and, since 2002, 56 Chinese agents have been arrested there aft... more »

Twenty-Nine U.S. Electors Now Want An Intelligence Briefing Before They Cast Their Votes For U.S. President On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
*The Hill:* *More electors join call for Russia interference briefing before vote* More Democratic electors are joining the call for an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the presidential election before they cast their votes for president on Monday. Twenty-nine electors now are pressuring Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to disclose more information about the CIA’s conclusion that Russian interference helped sway the election in President-elect Donald Trump’s favor. On Monday, 10 electors — spearheaded by Christine Pelosi, the daughter of House Demo... more »

Bill Gates: Trump Will Be Assassinated “Like JFK”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 46 minutes ago
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has hinted that President-elect Donald Trump may suffer the same fate as JFK, in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday. Gates compared Trump to JFK on Squawk Box, saying that Trump has an opportunity to establish “American leadership through innovation.” While he didn’t outright say Trump would suffer the same fate as the late President, his decision to compare him to a man who is most famous for being assassinated is rather odd. CNBC.com reports: “But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that,” G... more »

Doomsday Plane Captured Circling Around Trump Towers, New York

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 46 minutes ago
Residents of New York City reported seeing a military Doomsday Plane flying close to the Trump Towers late Tuesday afternoon. According to multiple reports on Twitter, either a Boeing E-4B (Doomsday Plane) or a C-130 (military plane) were spotted and filmed circling the air around midtown for over an hour before leaving the airspace. The secretive Doomsday Plane (also known as the National Airborne Operations Center) is a U.S. government plane designed to keep the US government running in the event of a nuclear war. Regardless of whether the plane was indeed a E-4B or a C-130 – a... more »

FBI: Typo Lost Hillary Clinton The Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 46 minutes ago
According to the FBI, Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election due to a simple typo made by a contractor working for the DNC. According to The New York Times, FBI officials were desperate to warn the DNC and Hillary about supposed Russian hackers attempting to hack the DNC computers in order to influence the outcome of the election. “What started as an information-gathering operation, intelligence officials believe, ultimately morphed into an effort to harm one candidate, Hillary Clinton, and tip the election to her opponent, Donald J. Trump,” The Times wrote. Thewe... more »

Passenger Captures Weird Humanoid Walking On Cloud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 46 minutes ago
A passenger on board a European flight captured a picture of what appears to be a humanoid creature walking on the clouds. Passengers on an Easyjet flight from Austria to Ireland were stunned when they witnessed a large robot-like creature walking around on the clouds. Nick O’Donoghue snapped pictures of the creature and uploaded them to social media as soon as he landed, where it quickly took the Internet by storm. The pictures first appeared on Joe.ie and then later on other sites such as Reddit, Facebook and Twitter. Hundreds of users think the pictures resemble The Iron Giant ... more »

How Do You Like People Selling Your Social Security Number Online?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 57 minutes ago
I read *The Edward Snowden Affair* by Michael Gurnow a couple of years ago and did a dozen or so posts about it since then. I keep it handy as an important reference book, not because of the Edward Snowden "gossip," or because for the narrative of his fascinating and important story, but because it's chock full of crucial information pertaining to civil liberties. As the clock ticks down to the Trump-- or Trump-Putin-- takeover of the American government, there are important lessons in Gurnow's book, every American should be aware of. Like this one from the Afterward: Data broker... more »

Musical Interlude: George Harrison, “What Is Life”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
George Harrison, “What Is Life” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XFfUt7HQWM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“What will become of these galaxies? Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies collide, a large galaxy eats a much smaller galaxy. In this case, however, the two galaxies are quite similar, each being a sprawling spiral with expansive arms and a compact core. As the galaxies advance over the next tens of millions of years, their component stars are unlikely to collide, although new stars will form in the bunching of gas caused by gravitational tides. *Click image for larger... more »

The Poet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “What If You Slept”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“What If You Slept”* “What if you slept, And what if In your sleep You dreamed, And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower, And what if When you awoke You had that flower in your hand… Ah, what then?” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“The Stuff of (Disturbing) Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Stuff of (Disturbing) Dreams”* by Dr. Michael J. Breus “Dreams are one of the most fascinating- and least understood- aspects of sleep. Though science has offered possibilities, we don't yet understand the purpose of dreaming. Dreams can encompass a dramatic range of emotion, and subject matter. Some dreams seem plucked directly from our everyday lives. Most of us have had the experience of waking up shaking our heads at the odd and sometimes amusing circumstances that unfolded while dreaming. Dreams can contend with deep emotions, dealing with loss and reunion, anger, sorrow... more »


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

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Coppenbrügge, Niedersachsen, Germany. Thanks for stopping by!

"We Like To Think..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"We like to think that we are rational beings; humane, conscientious, civilized, thoughtful. But when things fall apart, even just a little, it becomes clear we are not better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we are still routing around in the primordial ooze; biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold, dark world like the rest of the tree-toads and sloths." - "Grey's Anatomy"

"Once Upon a Time in the West"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Once Upon a Time in the West"* by Uncola "A war can begin slowly. And quietly. Decisions are made and strategies implemented as outcomes unfold. Assessments are analyzed; tactics remain fluid and adjustments are tweaked as every action elicits an opposing reaction. As time progresses, it becomes easier to discern the enemy as the battle lines become more defined. Originally, I was going to entitle this essay “Enemies of the State”, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized how the geopolitics of today resembles a 1960s Spaghetti Western. The promotional trailer of Ser... more »

The Economy: Gregory Mannarino, “Down To The Wire, Fed Announcement Tomorrow”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Gregory Mannarino, “Down To The Wirde, Fed Announcement Tomorrow” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PbGch4k0qE

Govinda Finishing New Grassroots FM Radio at Center Pole on Crow Nation

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. Govinda is busy finishing up the FM radio station at Wellknown Buffalo, Center Pole, on the Crow Nation in Montana. The new FM radio station, located behind the coffee shop, has obtained federal licensing. Take a look around Center Pole in the video below. There's a recreation center, Thrift Store, and new Earthlodge, along with the espresso coffee shop. Govinda will be back at Standing

Unverified Aleppo "On the Spot" Executions

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 2 hours ago
*December 14, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - After a day of claiming up to 82 civilians were "shot on the spot" by Syrian forces battling to retake the northern city of Aleppo from armed terrorists who have occupied it since invading the city in 2012, no evidence or even the source of the claim has surfaced. According to the BBC, the UN Human Rights office in Geneva received reports of the incident. Despite Western journalists having been on the ground in Aleppo, along with UN staff, the reports were actually received in Geneva from unnamed sources alleged to be in Aleppo, not acqu... more »

Random Thoughts

LL at Virtual Mirage - 2 hours ago
LSP eating a 16 oz aged NY steak*EATING WITH LSP* Tonight LSP and I got together for a nice Christmas Dinner at Flemings Steakhouse in Plano, Texas because I was in town earning a crust of bread, and he was available. The discussion was far ranging from President Trump's historic victory in the election last month to the price of tea in China. I had anticipated a nice Kwanzaa present from my friend, LSP. Instead of going in that direction, he presented me a bit of Kipling, which is about as far from Kwanzaa as one can get. He has a book headed to the compound that is no more progre... more »

A Real Journalist Warns us WWIII with Russia, China is Already Underway

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - We will allow the media to drag us into mutually assured destruction? The post A Real Journalist Warns us WWIII with Russia, China is Already Underway appeared first on Waking Times.

This Former U.S. Navy Commander Is Saying that This Is What The U.S. Should Have Built Instead Of The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The success of the F-18 Super Hornet program could have been a model for updating legacy airframes across the board. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/US Navy *Alex Lockie, Business Insider*: *Former US Navy commander: Here's what the US should have built instead of the F-35* Lockheed Martin announced the F-35 program in 2001. Since then, hundreds of billions of dollars and 15 years of testing have brought the program to where it is today — on the verge of becoming the world's premier fighter/bomber and the future of the US Air Force, Marines, and Navy. But... more »

Auckland councillors all ready to raise rates?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*Q: How do you know a politician is lying?A: Their lips are moving.* Latest riff on that theme: *Tomorrow Auckland Council Finance Committee meets to set next year's budget and rates. Goff has said he wants a 2.5% rates rise but many Councillors have signed the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Pledge to keep annual rates rises to 2%. Will they capitulate to Goff’s demands and fall at the first hurdle? [Having been handed lucrative positions to as Chairs and Deputy Chairs of the various Council Committees] it looks like some might….* There also being a very big difference indeed... more »

Gareth Morgan goes full retard

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
[image: henrymorgan-e1481508131473]*One of these men is correct …* I CONFESS THAT THE ABOVE HEADLINE IS not totally accurate. Sam Morgan’s dad actually went full retard a long time ago. The latest manifestation of his retardness (and mind you it’s not even lunchtime yet, so there may be further incidents) is his response to Paul Henry’s confrontational interview with him and Jamie Whyte’s on-the-button critique of Morgan’s hoped-for tax grab from home-owners. (Good advice may be not to feed the troll, since he’s only enjoying the attention. But since his sins are so egregiou... more »

Russia upgrading older tanks with Armata fire control and getting first 100 new Armata tanks

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 3 hours ago
The Russian Defense Ministry has a contract with Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), the world’s largest tank maker, for the first batch of 100 third-generation T-14 main battle tank (MBT), an armored vehicle based on the “Armata” universal chassis system, according to local media reports. Russia plans to acquire 2300 T-14 Armata's by 2025. Previously Rusgetsia was going to get the 2300 Armata's by 2020. The T-14 was originally priced at about $8 million. According to some Russian defense officials, the price will come down to around 250 million rubles ($3.8 million) per unit once serial producti... more »

Aleppo Liberated: Washington Post Finally Admits "Rebels" Invaded - Was No Uprising

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 3 hours ago
*December 14, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - For months as terrorists backed by the United States, Turkey, and their Persian Gulf allies lost significant ground to the Syrian Arab Army in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, the battle was characterized by the Western media and Western politicians as a brutal assault on the city's residents - the extinguishing of a 6 year-long uprising. However, in reality, that was never the case. And this reality is something careful readers will note even if they read the latest from one of the most prominent sources of pro-terrorist propaganda, th... more »

EPA Study On Fracking Vindicates Environmental Groups

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 3 hours ago
The Environmental Protection Agency released a final draft of a six-year study on the impact of fracking on drinking water. The study affirms the scientific reality that fracking contaminates water, and remarkably, the report appears to be mostly free of fossil fuel industry influence that was apparent in an earlier The post EPA Study On Fracking Vindicates Environmental Groups appeared first on Shadowproof.

What Happened When Two Nuclear Submarines Armed With Nuclear Weapons Collided Under the Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard arrives back at HM Naval Base Clyde, Faslane, Scotland following a patrol. Wikipedia *Sebastien Roblin, National Interest*: *In 2009, Two Nuclear Submarines Collided Under the Sea (And They Were Armed with Nuclear Weapons)* Late at night on February 3, 2009 the crew of the French nuclear submarine Triomphant, experienced something of a shock. The 138-meter-long submarine, the lead boat of four serving today as a key part of France’s nuclear strike force, was returning to port submerged under the heavy seas of the East Atlantic when something impacted ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
Berlin - Sex

Iran To Work On Developing Nuclear-Powered Vessels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes part in a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo *Reuters:** Iran to work on nuclear-powered vessels after U.S. 'violation' of deal* Iran ordered its scientists on Tuesday to start developing systems for nuclear-powered marine vessels in response to what it calls a U.S. violation of its landmark 2015 atomic deal with world powers. Nuclear experts said that President Hassan Rouhani's move, if carried out, would probably require Ir... more »

The Republicans Are Already Selling Out Trump's Voters-- But Can The Democrats Capitalize On That?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Sunday we talked about how Trump allowed congressional Republicans to walk all over working class voters, inserting their ideological extremism-- that he doesn't share-- into legislation hurting retired coal miners' health insurance programs. Earlier this morning we talked about the need for Trump to stand up to Ryan (and Pence and Price) as they begin dismantling the social safety net in regard to health care for people insured through Obamacare and Medicare. Working class voters who decided they wanted change enough to take a chance with Trump are getting the shitty end of the s... more »

Automation and Robots Could Permanently Disrupt Capitalism

Dom Galeon at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 4 hours ago
While some may be able to coast into office with the promise of bringing jobs back from oversees, they fail to realize that there may be no jobs to bring back. Automation is set to replace 5 million human jobs by 2020, with poorer countries being impacted significantly more than developed nations. The post Automation and Robots Could Permanently Disrupt Capitalism appeared first on Futurism.

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘Reginald Perrin’ novel spawned two pungent, witty UK series

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
Leonard Rossiter shines in 1976-79 original gem and Martin Clunes is brilliant in 2009-2010’s update. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 13, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘Reginald Perrin’ novel spawned two pungent, witty UK series

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

"Ripples of Hope And Courage"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." – Robert F . Kennedy *"Hope In a Time of Hopelessness"* by WashingtonsBlog "One very smart friend asked me if there is any basis for hope. But hope is an act of will, not... more »

"Court Officials Who Jailed a Veteran for Living Off-Grid Were 'Just Doing Their Jobs'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Court Officials Who Jailed a Veteran for* * Living Off-Grid Were 'Just Doing Their Jobs'”* by DaisyLuther.com "Here’s an entry for the “Job-Doing Hall of Fame.” What if your job meant that you had to go arrest a guy who just wanted to live off the grid on his own land? What if that guy was a veteran? What if his only crime was refusing a service that he was supposed to pay for, like public water or utilities? Is it actually acceptable to go to his place, kidnap him, and hold him against his will for that? If YOU are the person who takes any of those actions, are you to blame if yo... more »

"How to Beat the Post-Election Blues and Recapture the True Spirit of Christmas"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"How to Beat the Post-Election Blues and Recapture the True Spirit of Christmas"* By John W. Whitehead "I keep waiting to encounter the “kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant” Christmastime environment that Charles Dickens describes in A Christmas Carol: “when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” Instead, every time I read a news headline or flip on the television or open up an email, I run headlong ... more »

Past Potty Predictions that have Passed Away!

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
There are many failed Alarmist predictions. According to those fools, the planet should not exist. May 11, 1982: Mostafa Tolba, executive Director of the UN Environment Program said the world governments must take action now or face disaster. Lack of such action would bring by the turn of the century, an environmental catastrophe which will witness devastation as complete, as irreversible as any nuclear holocaust. (Real Science) *Century has turned, planet survived * Cartoons by Josh Jan 19, 2009: Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen declared: Barack Obama has on... more »

Will The Syrian War Blemish President Obama's Legacy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to the media on the situation in Iraq on the South Lawn of the White House, before his departure for vacation at Martha's Vineyard, in Washington August 9, 2014. — Reuters *Reuters: **Syria’s civil war to mar Obama legacy* The fall of the last rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo could seal the fate of the "Obama Doctrine," deepening the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in decades and staining U.S. President Barack Obama's legacy. With the U.S.-aligned rebels facing defeat by government forces backed by Russia and Iran, Obam... more »

Aleppo's LIBERATION : Will the media reboot?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Will the media reboot? Will politicians tell the entire unvarnished truth?* *Obviously the answer to both questions is : NO * Yesterday for all intents and purposes Aleppo had been LIBERATED. Her people free of the terrorists hordes that had ensconced themselves within- So last night, I made a point of paying attention to the tell-a-vision news. The talking heads could barely contain their glee over the fact ISIS had moved back in Palmyra- HOWEVER– it was reported that their had been “advances in Aleppo by the Syrian regime” That was it “advances”. I called my mother in law- she get... more »


Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 6 hours ago
The Old Shell Game: Single Payer Health Care off the table *This is a repost from September 29, 2009. If there was anything left on the table, most of it was consumed by the Corporate Medical Insurance Complex...G%* Hmm, so we are supposed to believe that the controversy is about whether we have a public option or not, while the majority of us still want single pay health care, including many doctors and health care workers. The corporate government has decided that we should settle for busine$$ as usual, and in e$$ence will be happy, even with the public option. This is a rigge... more »

Craig Murray: Russia Played No Role At All In The Email Leaks, interviewed by David Swanson

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 6 hours ago
by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Talk Nation Radio December 13, 2016 Craig Murray is an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010. See www.craigmurray.org.uk. Murray explains that he has met the leaker […]

The longitudinal study, the 80/20 rule, and the reification of the average [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Averages are not themselves real things. Two men eating two steak dinners does not mean they eat one steak each (and the vegetarian would probably be offended that you even assumed that). So what’s the problem with this Radio NZ headline and sub-heading then: ‘Researchers can predict 3 year olds' future problems: Researchers can predict which three year olds will grow up to be criminals or beneficiaries with poor health and a high chance of becoming obese.’ In fact, the researchers in question do not say that, and nor should they. The result is not a prediction, it describes a... more »

Aleppo Has Fallen To The Syrian Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Eastern Aleppo now in control of Syrian Government, Russia says* Russia says its ally, the Syrian Government, is now in full control of the city of Aleppo and all military action there has stopped. Russia's Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, spoke near the end of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, saying "according to the latest information that we received in the last hour, military actions in eastern Aleppo are over". He says that as a result, "there is no issue of some cessation of hostilities, or some special humanitarian operation". He a... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Military and Intelligence News Briefs, World News Briefs, And Commentaries/Analysis/and Editorials will return tomorrow.

Trump Slams Secret CIA Russian Hacking ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Report

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump dismissed a secret CIA assessment of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election as “conspiracy theory”. A day earlier, during a Sunday TV interview Trump brushed off allegations that Russian hackers influenced the election results in his favour as “ridiculous”. RT.com reports: “Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. ... more »

Syria’s Battle For Aleppo Has Finally Come To An End

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia’s UN envoy has announced that the Syrian government’s military operations to liberate the city of Aleppo have come to an end. Fighting in eastern Aleppo has stopped and the Syrian government has regained control over the territory after the withdrawal of militants from the city was agreed, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told UN Security Council meeting. “Over the last hour we have received information that the military activities in east Aleppo have stopped, it has stopped” “So, there is no issue of any ceasefire or special humanitarian operations. The Syrian government h... more »

Obama Bombshell: Russia Did Not Hack Our Elections

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Obama has been forced to admit that Russia did not hack the U.S. elections as is being widely reported in the mainstream media. During an interview with the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, Barack Obama denounced the conspiracy theory that Russians tampered with the American voting process. “We were frankly more concerned in the run up to the election to the possibilities of vote tampering, which we did not see evidence of,” he admitted. “And we’re confident that we can guard against.” Breitbart.com reports: Obama downplayed the hack of a private email account of Clinton campa... more »

Donald Trump Picks Rick Perry For Energy Secretary

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Donald Trump has selected former Texas governor Rick Perry as his nominee for secretary of energy according to multiple transition sources. Rick Perry is a board member for Energy Transfer Partners the oil company who have stated they will continue to pushing on with construction of the controversial North Dakota Access Pipeline. Press TV reports: The two men made the decision during their meeting on Monday evening at Trump Tower in New York City, sources told Fox News on Tuesday. The next secretary of energy would lead a 13,000-strong department whose main missions include provid... more »

US Air Force progresses on engineering challenges to enable 10-100 KW combat lasers on C130s and then fighter jets

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 6 hours ago
The US Air Force is increasing computer simulations and virtual testing for its laser-weapons program to accelerate development and prepare plans to arm fighter jets and other platforms by the early 2020s. To help model the effects of such technologies, the service has awarded Stellar Science a five-year, $7 million contract for advanced laser modeling and simulation. The Albuquerque-based company is expected to continue the work started in 2014, when the Air Force tapped the group to develop computer simulations and virtual testing of directed energy weapons. Aircraft-launched lase... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
Joe Cunningham at RedState spotted this tweet from an Al Jazeera journalist: BREAKING: State Department source tells me Trump considering disgraced ex-Fox News boss Roger Ailes for Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy — Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) December 13, 2016 Is this legit? Cunningham notes that the position is a real one -- and one that requires Senate confirmation. Here's the State Department's description of the job: The mission of American public diplomacy is to support the achievement of U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance na... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Louisiana coastal work delays could cost billions of dollars, study says ~Mark Schleifstein*

Citing Civilian Deaths In Yemen U.S. Halts Sale Of Some Arms To Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths in Yemen campaign* The United States has decided to limit military support to Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen because of concerns over widespread civilian casualties and will halt a planned arms sale to the kingdom, U.S. officials told Reuters. The United States will also revamp future training of the kingdom's air force to focus on improving Saudi targeting practices, a persistent source of concern for Washington. The decision reflects deep frustration within President Barack Obama's government over Saud... more »

Republican Leaders Back The CIA's Claim That Russia's Hacking Helped Donald Trump Win The Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* Senior Republicans Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan say they will back the intelligence agencies after Trump slammed the CIA's claim that Russia's hacking helped him win the election * Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan both had supportive words for the intelligence agencies * Comes after the CIA concluded that Russia wanted Trump to win the election * McConnell said he had the 'highest confidence' in the CIA's findings * Ryan threw his support behind a further probe and said intelligent agencies were 'working diligently' to protect the coun... more »

Trump Vows To Protect Kanye West From ‘Illuminati Handlers’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
According to sources close to Kanye West, Donald Trump offered to help protect the singer from “illuminati handlers” out to silence him during their meeting on Tuesday. Trump summoned Kanye West to Trump Towers following an on-stage announcement last month where Kanye told fans he supports Trump and outed fellow rapper Jay Z as an “illuminati agent”. Kanye told Trump at the closed-door meeting that his recent hospitalization was down to powerful “handlers” who work behind the scenes in the music industry trying to reprogram him so that he would denounce his support for Trump. JUS... more »

Earthquakes Warning: ‘Unexplained Vibrations’ Heard Across Earth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Scientists are warning that the Earth appears to be “ringing like a bell” following a series of large earthquakes near the Pacific. 8 hours after the Thursday earthquakes off the coast of California, seismograms shows the globe mysteriously vibrating and “ringing like a bell,” which scientists have warned is a precursor to a much bigger mega-earthquake. Allnewspipeline.com reports: Hours before the massive Solomon Islands earthquake struck, a mysterious vibration was detected on seismographs all across the planet as our videographer proves to us using charts from the USGS. Lookin... more »

Hillary Clinton Used To Be ‘Big Fan’ Of Fake News

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Hillary Clinton revelled in and encouraged the media to spread “fake news” at the height of the election campaign when she thought victory was “inevitable”. The stunning and unexpected loss caused the former Secretary of State to do an about-face and blame the loss on ‘fake news’ and ‘Russian hackers’. According to Hillary, “The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” she insisted in a speech at a ceremony for Senator Harry Reid. Torontosun.com repo... more »

Want To See The Democratic Party Get Back To It's Populist/Progressive Roots? Join Blue America In Endorsing Jimmy Gomez For Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Jimmy Gomez is a young guy from my neighborhood. When Xavier Becerra was was appointed by Jerry Brown to become California Attorney General-- filling the vacancy created by Kamala Harris' election to the Senate last month-- my first thought was to wonder if Jimmy could be persuaded to run for the congressional seat. It's a deep blue seat and there's no Republican who could ever compete there. Obama got 83% of the vote in 2012. So it is going to be a campaign about who who would be the best Democratic candidate, the one with the best *proven* vision for the job. Before Jimmy decid... more »

Top U.S. Spy Chiefs Have Not Accepted The CIA's Assessment That Russia Hacking Influenced The U.S. Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Exclusive: Top U.S. spy agency has not embraced CIA assessment on Russia hacking - sources* The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday. While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA's analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump ... more »

Carly Fiorina The Next U.S. Director Of National Intelligence?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina (L) walks with Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager and senior advisor to the Trump Presidential Transition Team, in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton *Reuters*: *Trump considering Fiorina for director of national intelligence: New York Times* U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke on Monday to former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina about the job of director of national intelligence, the New York Times reported, citing a senior Trump transition t... more »

Kremlin Compliments President-Elect Trump's Choice Of Rex Tillerson As The New U.S. Secretary Of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin and Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson take part in a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black Sea town of Tuapse, Russia June 15, 2012. Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via REUTERS/File Photo *Russia Beyond The Headlines*: *Kremlin: New U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson is 'solid' and 'professional* ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump as the new U.S. secretary of state, is a solid individual and a great professional, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov ... more »

President-ElectTrump Has Officially Selected Rex W. Tillerson To Be His Secretary Of State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Rex Tillerson, Exxon C.E.O., Chosen as Secretary of State* WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday officially selected Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, to be his secretary of state. In saying he will nominate Mr. Tillerson, the president-elect is dismissing bipartisan concerns that the globe-trotting leader of an energy giant has a too-cozy relationship with Vladimir V. Putin, the president of Russia. A statement from Mr. Trump’s transition office early Tuesday brought to an end his public and chaotic deliberations over the ... more »

Syria From Someone Who Knows

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Canadian freelance journalist Eva Bartlett totally schools a mainstream reporter on what’s actually going on in Syria during a recent news conference at the United Nations in New York City. Eva has lived for three years in Gaza, spent time in Lebanon and visited Syria three times since April 2014.

John McCain Insults President Putin In Fake News Interview

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
If you want to hear some real fake news you can listen to one of he world’s greatest warmongers Senator John McCain as he shares his hatred for Russia and the Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Scroll down for video) The Duran reports: At one point during the interview, McCain (always a statesman and diplomat) says this about Russian President Putin… “Vladimir Putin is a thug, and a murderer, and a killer….and a KGB agent. He had Boris Nemtsov murdered in the shadow of the Kremlin. He is dismembered the Ukraine. He has now precision strikes by Russian aircraft on hospitals in Alepp... more »

The Old North Trail

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 In 1891, Walter McClintock graduated from Yale, with plans to join his father’s prosperous carpet making business in smog-choked Pittsburgh. Luckily, he was spared from a dull job by getting very sick with typhoid fever. To recover, he took a trip to North Dakota, where he fell deeply in love with the west. He worked as a photographer for a forest survey project, and became friends with the team’s Blackfoot scout, Siksikakoan. Later, Siksikakoan introduced him to the elderly chief Mad Wolf. Once Mad Wolf came to trust McClintock, he adopted the young lad as his son. Mad Wo... more »

Reno Court Today: Justice for Kitty Colbert, Run Over at Anti-Columbus Day March

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Raquel Arthur, Paiute, and President of Northern Nevada AIM, outside Reno courthouse today. Photo by Buck Sampson, Paiute. Kitty Colbert, seated in wheelchair, at the Reno Courthouse. Photo by Buck Sampson, Paiute, for Censored News. . . "We want this prosecuted as a hate crime," said Buck Sampson, Paiute elder. Article by Brenda Norrell Photos by

Trump’s Pick to Head Department of Energy is a Board Member of the Company Behind DAPL

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: board]Trump just appointed Rick Perry as secretary of energy — but he not only sits on the board of the company constructing DAPL, he helped ensure the project's maximum possible profits.

Sundance Excerpt

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 Below you will find a passage from Walter McClintock’s book *The Old North Trail*. It describes a portion of the ceremony performed on the first day of the Sundance. Note how it honors many of the other animals that inhabited the ecosystem. The ceremony was born in an era prior to the settler’s war on wildlife, and before the arrival of the cult of human supremacy. The relationship of the Blackfeet to the other animals was one of profound reverence, respect, and adoration. McClintock presents us with a magnificent example of a culture that was nearly the opposite of ours. ... more »

For a different view, the blogger adds a man by the name of Craig Murray who stated that he "had a call from a Guardian journalist" the afternoon of Dec 10 (or thereabout). He went on: "The astonishing result was that for three hours, an article was accessible through the Guardian front page which actually included the truth among the CIA hype: "The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia. A second senior official cited by the Washington Post conceded that intelligence agencies did not have specific proof that the Kremlin was “directing” the hackers, who were said to be one step removed from the Russian government." "Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, called the CIA claims 'bullshit', adding: 'They are absolutely making it up.'” “I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things." “If what the CIA are saying is true, and the CIA’s statement refers to people who are known to be linked to the Russian state, they would have arrested someone if it was someone inside the United States." “America has not been shy about arresting whistleblowers and it’s not been shy about extraditing hackers." "They plainly have no knowledge whatsoever.”

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
------------------------------ ------------------------------ *The Conspiracy to Shut Down Truth, Donald Trump, and The American People* ------------------------------ December 13, 2016 | The Conspiracy to Shut Down Truth, Donald Trump, and The American People Paul Craig Roberts There is circumstantial evidence that the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the rest of the presstitute media are part of a conspiracy with the oligarchs, the military/security complex, the Hillary Democrats, and neoconized Republicans to shut down the dissident Internet alternative media and to den... more »

Harry Potter Wand Ornaments

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
When I set out to make my Harry Potter tree this year, I knew it needed wands. I have made wands before but always out of chopsticks and they would be way too big for the tree. I looked around and found a package of mini bamboo skewers and decided to give them a try. I LOVE the way they turned out, they are the perfect size for a tree. You will need: - Mini Bamboo Skewers - Hot Glue - Metallic Silver Spray Paint - Metallic Aged Copper Spray Paint - Sand Paper - Ribbon - Parchment Paper Sand the point of the skewer until it is blunt and won't poke somebody'... more »

The Monica Garcia - Betsy DeVos connection

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
*“Monica Garcia believes in… choice… She expanded charter schools” — Michael R. Bloomberg and A. Jerrold Perenchio’s Coalition for School Reform* Extremist Betsy DeVos was a long time favorite of neoliberal corporate education reform oriented Liberals and reactionary organizations like Democrats for Education Reform, so it's surprising that there's a little bit of consternation coming from some Democrats over Trump's ED pick. On the other hand, right-wing extremists like Campbell Brown seemingly can't contain their joy over the arch-reactionary appointment. Ultimately DeVos's scho... more »

Quote of the Day: How to learn like Einstein

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*"Mainly play the things on the piano which please you, even if the teacher does not assign those. That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes."* ~ Albert Einstein, from a letter to his son . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Gavin Wants A Carbon Tax

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Gavin claims to be a climate scientist. Yet as a supposedly objective scientist in charge of GISS, why is he making overtly political interventions. In this interview with the Vancouver Sun last year, he stated: We have to have a price on carbon because right now it’s still […]

Senator: US Led Coalition Knew ISIS Were Advancing To Palmyra

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
US Senator Richard Black says that it is inconceivable that the US-led coalition could have overlooked the regrouping and advance of ISIS terrorists from Mosul in Iraq to Palmyra in Syria. He suggests that ISIS is being used as tool by Saudi Arabia, the US & Turkey when it suits their interests. In October is was reported that the US and Saudi Arabia had agreed to grant thousand of ISIS militants free passage out of the Iraqi city of Mosul and into Syria…..And lo and behold earlier this week 4,000 Islamic State terrorists managed to launch an assault on Syria’s ancient city, reinf... more »

DARPA funds 30 KW X4 liquid piston engine that is 90 times lighter than a conventional 2700 lb military 30 KW diesel generator

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 9 hours ago
DARPA has awarded LiquidPiston Inc. $2.5 million to continue development of a new, patented, high-efficiency, lighter-weight rotary engine. LiquidPiston, a developer of advanced combustion engine technology, received the award for the first phase of a program to realize the full capability of its patented high-efficiency hybrid cycle (HEHC) engine. This is the second award DARPA has made to LiquidPiston in the past 18 months, following an earlier test program for a different LiquidPiston rotary engine prototype, which achieved promising results. LiquidPiston will be developing its X... more »

Video: Pentagon Launches Terrorist Vaccine

Simon Ludgate at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A video of a top secret presentation at the Pentagon has come to light with details of a vaccine which was in development ten years ago to change the genetic make-up of a potential terrorist. The video shows a snippet of a longer presentation to Pentagon officials by a scientist who explains how it is possible to inject a vaccine into someone who has displayed terrorist tendencies on an MRI brain scan. The scientist explains how the vaccine can change the genetic structure of the identifiers terrorist and eradicate their desire to cause mayhem. With the debate raging globally about... more »

Gavin Caught Cheating Again

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://climatestate.com/2015/04/24/gavin-schmidt-nasa-explains-the-climate-change-problem-and-solution/ Gavin has been caught cheating again! Since October, he has increased global land temperatures for recent years by up to 0.03C, whilst lowering many years prior to 1970. His cheating is exposed by the Wayback Machine. This was the official GISS version published in October, as now shown […]

Florida’s Largest Lake is Now a Toxic Wasteland, a Victim of Politics as Usual

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Water is life, unless said water has been poisoned and is toxic, then water kills life. The post Florida’s Largest Lake is Now a Toxic Wasteland, a Victim of Politics as Usual appeared first on Waking Times.

Flint Residents Face More Trauma With Dirty Flint River As Water Source

Roqayah Chamseddine at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
Former Flint resident recalls her childhood and how it was well-known Flint River was dirty and polluted. Now, as a water source, it will bring more trauma. The post Flint Residents Face More Trauma With Dirty Flint River As Water Source appeared first on Shadowproof.

Comcast is down!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016And the Howler is out:* Comcast tells us they're down for the day. That means we're done till tomorrow.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Tony Perkins and his Family Research Council are outraged that Donald Trump chose ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state: To hear that Donald Trump may be appointing a man who not only led the charge to open the Boy Scouts to gay troop leaders but whose company directly gives to Planned Parenthood is upsetting at best.... Unfortunately, the BSA, under Tillerson, ultimately caved to the pressure of the far-Left, irreparably splitting the Scouts and destroying a proud and honorable American tradition. Under his chairmanship, ExxonMobil's score on the Human Rights Ca... more »

Trump Appoints Exxon Mobil CEO As Secretary Of State

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Donald Trump is appointing oil chief Rex Tillerson as the next US Secretary of State. I have chosen one of the truly great business leaders of the world, Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to be Secretary of State. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2016 The President elect nominated the Exxon Mobil CEO for the position ignoring ‘concerns’ about Tillerson’s alleged close ties with Russia. Republican Senator John McCain expressed “concern” about Tillerson’s links to Putin, whom the senator called “a thug, a bully and a murderer” during an interview with F... more »

CawRANT Events #38

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #38* Good Morning Everybody....regular readers of this blog will know that this semi-weekly column is a day late and a dollar short. As I said in a comment on the previous post, I'm up to my @$$ in unfinished Christmas crafts. Every year I like to make gifts to give very close family members. The most precious ingredient of these gifts is the gift of time. Time stolen from this blog...amongst other activities...like walking my three dogs. My excuse for the latter is that the weather in the Vancouver lower mainland is, like the Irish like to say...."colder than... more »

A journal said it would retract a paper about asbestos — now it’s “withdrawn.” What changed?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Earlier this year, an environmental journal told an activist group it was going to retract a study about the safety of roofing products made from asbestos. Now the journal has let the authors withdraw the paper — a different process, according to the journal. The move follows multiple letters from critics asking to retract a study, which […] The post A journal said it would retract a paper about asbestos — now it’s “withdrawn.” What changed? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

WATCH: US Senator Exposes ISIS as a ‘Tool of the US, Saudi Arabia and NATO’

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: senator]Senator Richard Black (R)Virginia, just exposed the Obama administration as using ISIS to further US imperialism worldwide.

Antacid aerosol particles could cool the planet and repair ozone damage

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 11 hours ago
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have identified an aerosol for solar geoengineering that may be able to cool the planet while simultaneously repairing ozone damage. This would be a powerful mitigation against any global warming that would need to be combined with a mitigation for ocean acidification. Also, the world would still need to work towards decarbonizing (getting rid of fossil fuel usage) energy production and transportation “In solar geoengineering research, introducing sulfuric acid into the atmosphere has bee... more »

Types of AI: From Reactive to Self-Aware [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jun Añover at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 11 hours ago
New advances in computing power have facilitated the evolution of artificial intelligence from simple, reactive machines to something approaching the self-aware. Here's a look at the current state of AI, and where it might be headed. The post Types of AI: From Reactive to Self-Aware [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Futurism.

The Re-Elevation of Rick Perry

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
Oh, Jesus fucking Christ on a foam rubber crutch. Just when you think that Donald Trump can't scrape the bottom of the barrel any more, he then breaks through the barrel's bottom, through the floor, the sub floor then the joists to prove us wrong. And one of the final pieces of his putz puzzle was to name Rick Perry to head up the Dept. of Energy. Yes, that's right, the same Rick Perry who'd once said he'd love to destroy the Dept. of Energy and two other government entities although he couldn't recall what the third one was. So we have a multimillionaire bozo who wan... more »

Headsman at Oceti Sakowin -- Sacred Fire is Lit and People are Welcome at Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
By Wicahpi Ksapa Peji Wikan Published with permission at Censored News Hau mitakuyepi! Anpetu waste yuha po! There are many things that need to be addressed about the Oceti Sakowin Camp. So let's begin first and foremost, wanna say wopila tunkasila for another day on Unci Maka. Now there is much misinformation and miscommunication out there about the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Sorry if

Dale Vince’s Green Gas

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public Dale Vince has already made millions out of the renewable scam. Now he has turned his attentions to what he laughably describes as green gas. This is in fact produced by anaerobic digestion, using in his case grass. His company, Ecotricity, already has one project approved, […]

VICTORY! State Disbands Cops Who Robbed Innocent People’s Life Savings, Victims Reimbursed

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: robbing]Cops on the "Drug Interdiction Team" would use flimsy excuses to ransack vehicles in search of paraphernalia so they could seize cash and assets.

F-35 Stealth Fighter's strongest defences are as a trillion spending program

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 11 hours ago
The flawed F-35 has formidable defenses (as a program, if not as an aircraft). Killing the project would require mollifying a wide variety of political interests within the United States, as well as large chunks of the defense industrial base. It would also require unruffling the feathers of allied governments, many of which have devoted considerable political capital to the purchase of the JSF. President elect Trump seems to be far less concerned than prior presidents about ruffling allies and about messing with domestic political and business interests. Trump tweeted about the F35... more »

Big Oil In Trouble, Enters "No Man’s Land" of Collapsing Balance Sheets

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*A great many fracking companies are going out of business with carbon fuel prices this low, because revenue doesn't cover the cost of production. Big producers like Exxon are being affected as well, via their balance sheets (source).* *by Gaius Publius* Just a reminder that there are many ways to stop the burning of carbon, in addition to negotiation and smooth, well-planned transitions. Those two are preferred, of course, but we don't seem to have those options any more, and yet we do need to stop burning carbon. Other options include *disrupting consumption* and *disrupting sup... more »

UPDATED: SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #226 SSP "Nanites" in Recreational Drugs

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
[12/13/16, 11:23:43 AM] Jeffrey: Hi Terran, I ask Denice this:"*Hi Denice, can you ask SA this question for me. " Is there any 'Recreational Drug' has 'Nanites' in it, and cause people do a certain behaviour almost appear like been possessed. Specifically the Drug called 'Ice'."* And the answer is this: Stan X:*"DEAR ONE/JEFFREY. THERE ARE MANY RECREATIONAL "DRUGS" THAT ARE INFILTRATED WITH ADDED TOXINS AND "MACROBYTES". THE "NANITES" THAT YOU REFER TO ARE INDEED FOUND IN "ICE" SOME NEW "THC" PRODUCTS. AND A VARIETY OF HEROIN PRODUCTS. THESE ARE INTENDED TO CAUSE TORTURE AND DE... more »

Russophobia Made Simple

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Uniting a torn electorate of American citizen-consumers against a common enemy, and diverting our attention away from the class war, and disguising the true predatory purpose of the American Deep State: that's hard even in the best of times. And these, the end-times of late capitalism, are some of the hardest and worst of the worst of times. It's especially hard when the Deep State -- or what is grotesquely called the "intelligence community" -- seems to be cracking up itself. The Clinton/Obama/CIA faction wants the enemy to be Russia, and the Trump/crony capitalist/anti-CIA factio... more »

Just in Case You Forgot the CIA's History

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago

Bill Gates Launches $1 Billion Fund To Fight Climate Change

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and an all star line up of very wealthy and very influential investors are launching a fund to solve climate change related problems. Launching $1 billion investment fund for next generation energy technologies https://t.co/eWGZrcflaZ @btenergy @BillGates pic.twitter.com/SuNoLP5jz0 — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) December 12, 2016 Over the next two decades Gates and 19 others plan to put more than one billion dollars (£793 million) into a new fund which aims to to fight climate change through energy innovation. The fund’s backers are together w... more »

Argentina: Seven Friends Break Pact of Silence to Disclose Alien Contact

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Diario PopularDate: 12.09.2016Article by Pachi La Fatahttp://www.diariopopular.com.ar/notas/138230-siete-amigos-rompen-pacto-silencio-y-revelan-un-contacto-extraterrestre* *Argentina: Seven Friends Break Pact of Silence to Disclose Alien Contact* ***They rented a farm on the outskirts of Neuquen and experienced a weekend of horrors**** The history was kept secret by an agreement between the witnesses. Seven people went through the most unbelievable - and terrifying - ordeal of their lives. They are speaking openly about it today, while concealing their ... more »

Officer of the Year Facing Life in Prison On Multiple Charges of Raping Children

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: officer of the year]An officer of the year is facing life in prison after being accused and arrested on unspeakable acts of sexual crimes against children.

A Possible Victory for Alan Auerbach

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
Tax policy is moving in fascinating directions. You can read more about the Auerbach proposal here and here.

Learning to Live with Militias in America

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
This is a guest post by Ariel I. Ahram (@arielahram). Ahram is an associate professor in Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs and is the author of Proxy Warriors: The Rise and Fall of State Sponsored Militias (Stanford, 2011). A few years ago the possibility that an American president would be complicit as […]

U.S. gov’t scientist says he was banned from climate research at work — so he used a pseudonym

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A scientist working for the U.S. government says he was told not to work on climate research during working hours, nor reveal his government affiliation when presenting results. So he published his research under a pseudonym instead. The researcher explains all this in a recent erratum for one of the papers he published under a different […] The post U.S. gov’t scientist says he was banned from climate research at work — so he used a pseudonym appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Israel’s Minister Of Defense Outlines Plan To Divide Syria & Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A call to divide Syria and Iraq by Israel’s minister defense minister helps make it clearer to understand why there are ‘civil wars’ taking place there… In an article for Defense News, Avigdor Liberman explains Israels struggle in a turbulent Middle East and suggests solutions to the problems, including the division of Syria and Iraq along sectarian lines. American Herald Tribune reports: In a similar tone to those of the Israeli politicians, Liberman waste no time to call the legitimate forces of Hamas in Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon as terrorist forces. He says, “The massi... more »

DRUM AND JONES—AND US: Ohioans flip from Obama to Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016Part 2—The rustics' lament:* Before airing last week's "town hall" special on CNN, Van Jones journeyed to Ohio. While there, he interviewed a family of white working-class blokes. The rough-hewn patriarch, Scott Seitz, was described by Jones as "a life-long Democrat who voted for Obama twice." This time around, though, something had happened: He'd voted for Candidate Trump! Seitz's wife, Derinda Seitz, had also voted for Obama. This time around, she voted for every Democrat down-ticket, but she didn't cast a vote for president at all. The Seitzes' thre... more »

CIA Exposed: Top US Spy Agency Won’t Back Russian Hacker Story Because of ‘Lack of Evidence’

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: election]Reuters claims the Office of the Director of Intelligence disagrees with a recent report which stated the CIA blames Russia for meddling with the Election of 2016.

Mosul Campaign Day 57, Dec 12, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Parts of east Mosul remain contested. The Golden Division announced that it had liberated Noor. It claimedthe same thing a week ago. A member of the Ninewa Council said that 70% of east Mosul had been freed so far. That was an exaggeration. The Iraqi forces (ISF) have entered around 60 neighborhoods in east Mosul, which is roughly 40% of the Left Coast of the city. Half of those areas continue to change hands with the militants. Despite these problems more and more parts of the city are being entered. The Hashd were goingthrough the area between the Tal Afar airport and Tal Abta.... more »

A New Wave of Autonomous Cars Are Going to Be Taking Over Californian Streets

Cecille De Jesus at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 14 hours ago
The California DMV has added NVIDIA to the list of companies that can test their self-driving technologies on its roads. NVIDIA designs processors for self-driving vehicles, but put its own test car together so it can take its autonomous technologies to the streets. The post A New Wave of Autonomous Cars Are Going to Be Taking Over Californian Streets appeared first on Futurism.

An unlikely buyer's arsenal of restricted weapons, and their journey to criminals' hands

paul at Paying attention - 14 hours ago
My piece from The Tyee Canada is supposed to have tough gun laws. So how did a struggling Courtenay man with affiliations to organized crime legally accumulate 49 restricted firearms? And how did some of his weapons end up in the hands of criminals? Bryce McDonald was sent to jail for three years and four months in November. The sentencing decisionwas posted on the BC Supreme Court website this month. And Justice Robin Baird was puzzled by McDonald’s ability to get permits to buy so many weapons that are supposedly tightly controlled. Especially as McDonald had first applied for a per... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Stuck in meetings this morning. Blogging will return at 13:00 EST. *Update*: Still stuck in meetings. Blogging will start-up at 15:00 EST.

Police Kill 73yo Unarmed Grandpa with Dementia Then Lied About Him Having a Gun

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: grandpa]An unarmed grandpa was gunned down in his own driveway by a Bakersfield cop who then lied about him having a gun.

UCLA lab pulls two papers — one by author who admitted to misconduct

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A lab at the University of California, Los Angeles has retracted two papers for duplicated images. These retractions — in the Journal of Immunology — represent the second and third retractions for the lab head; he lost another paper after one of his former students confessed to manipulating images. Although Eriko Suzuki admitted to her actions […] The post UCLA lab pulls two papers — one by author who admitted to misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Unprecedented Territory

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Trump's cabinet picks are going to end up seriously disappointing all those moms and pops from Main Street who thought he was going to clear the swamp: Susan Page. December 12, 2016. Analysis: Trump's Cabinet dubbed 'Goldman, generals and gazillionaires'. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/12/11/trumps-cabinet-goldman-generals-and-gazillionaires/95299216/ After campaigning as the least ideological presidential contender in modern times, Trump is naming a Cabinet and senior White House staff that is dominated by retired military leaders, wealthy business executives an... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 15 hours ago
FOR 2020, I’M CHECKING THE AMERICAN INDIAN OPTION: PART I When the 2020 Census comes around in 4 years, I will declare myself American Indian. I will do so both as an act of affirmation, but also as an act of rebellion against a government that sees me both as alien and as less than human... for rest of the column, go to: http://diverseeducation.com/article/90201/

WPTPN: Trump and The End of Taken-For-Grantedness: When the Exception Becomes the Rule

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
This World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) guest post is written by Antje Wiener, Professor of Political Science and Global Governance at the University of Hamburg, visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University (September – December 2016), and 2015-2017 holder of the “Opus Magnum Fellowship” funded by the Volkswagon Foundation. She is […]

This Is Why Washington Loves The NSA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *How the NSA tells the president what foreign governments are going to do before they do it* A leaked document from an internal NSA newsletter published Wednesday offers a look at how the US spy agency is able to tell the president what a foreign government is going to do ahead of time. The document — which was leaked by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept — details numerous examples in which signals intelligence has been used to notify the White House of significant events. Though the newsletter was dated February 2004, it's likely that the NSA has don... more »

Russia Is Ready For Cyber Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin. Kremlin photo *Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring:* The Kremlin’s ‘New Generation Warfare’ Is Just Getting Started *Wait for the sequel.* Whether or not you believe the CIA’s claim that Russia hacked into the Democratic Party’s servers to help Donald Trump get elected — and you should be skeptical of anonymous sources — it should be blindingly obvious that we’re in the middle of a new kind of conflict. This kind of conflict doesn’t rely on bullets or conquest of territory, but control of information. So be skeptical, but also remember the Kremlin barely... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Gorbachev tells @AP: West missed opportunity on Russia 25 years ago. https://t.co/reRZXJGa96 pic.twitter.com/71fp9SZEdT — The Associated Press (@AP) December 13, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Fighter Refuel* F-35A Lightning II aircraft, similar to the first two stealth fighters that arrived in Israel Dec. 12, 2016, receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 13, 2015, during a flight from England to the United States. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
' A few words you will hear ad nauseum, especially from the BBC, the "media" party of the Neo Liberal suck ups Appeaser May, Pickles and co, the Red Tories etc.West Bank: This territory was for millennia called Judea and Samaria. After the 1948 War of Independence, Transjordan annexed it, renamed it the "West Bank," and occupied it for nearly two decades. In the Six Day War, after Jordan attacked Israel, Israel entered the territory and administered it until the Oslo Accords era, when Israel turned over much of the area to the Palestinian Authority.Occupation: When it comes to Isra... more »

Ryan's Plans To Screw The Working Class Is Color Blind-- And He's Happy To Trample White Workers Too

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
We had a pretty gigantic response to Sunday's post about the Republicans stabbing retired coal miners in the back over their health care. Although 10 Republicans (including Kentucky's Rand Paul, Ohio's Rob Portman and West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito) voted with progressives like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Merkley, Barbara Boxer, Sherrod Brown, Mazie Hirono, Al Franken, etc. to strip the provision from a must pass keep-the-government-open funding bill, enough mostly-conservative Democrats joined with Mitch McConnell and, shockingly, Pat Toomey and *both* Wyoming co... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump's secretary of state choice is Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil, who has very close ties to Vladimir Putin's Russia. Paul Krugman is calling Trump "the Siberian candidate" because of his obvious favoritism toward Putin. He's right -- there will be many pro-Putin voices in Trump's administration. But a more calculating traitor than Trump would have had Tillerson at the top of his secretary of state short list from the beginning, and that seems not to have been the case. You'll say that the floating of all those other names was a massive head fake, an attempt to turn... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: NOW It Is Official - Aleppo Is Now Liberated! The Cabal Has Suffered A Crushing Defeat!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
I waited until the official word has come out from official Syrian government forces to finally come out with the best news in quite a while about the war in Syria against the US/Israel/NATO cabal... And here it is: *The City Of Aleppo Is Now Officially Liberated!* This is indeed a crushing defeat for the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal, and may indeed spell the end of their insane and evil attempts to have Syria destroyed, and the rightful President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, removed from power.... I honestly am so happy for the Syrian people.... They have endured so much hardship f... more »

Lest We Forget

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The American election was tainted from the beginning. It was tainted by Donald Trump's lies, bigotry and misogyny. But, Paul Krugman writes, now that Trump has been revealed as the *Siberian Candidate* -- combined with the intervention of the FBI -- the extent of electoral corruption comes into clear focus: Did the combination of Russian and F.B.I. intervention swing the election? Yes. Mrs. Clinton lost three states – Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania – by less than a percentage point, and Florida by only slightly more. If she had won any three of those states, she would be pr... more »

A Beautiful Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

Report Reveals UEA Biomass Blunders

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/confidential_report_reveals_string_of_blunders_over_university_of_east_anglia_s_abandoned_biomass_plant_1_4812690 I have been reporting about the University of East Anglia’s disastrous biomass project for a year or so now. Now a confidential report into the UEA’s failings has been released, revealing just how poor the project’s management was. The report was written in 2014, but […]


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Schools in many parts of Australia are a study in self-segregation* *So what? People are still free to choose the company they keep as far as I know. It is enforced or legal segregation that is problematical. The big beef below is that parents avoid sending their kids to schools with big African populations. That happens in the USA and UK too. Why? Because of the high incidence of aggressive and criminal behaviour among Africans. Even Leftists avoid Africans* Public and private schools in Sydney’s north epitomise a broader racial polarisation within our school system, an e... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * U.S. paid P.R. firm $540 million to make fake al-Qaida videos in Iraq propaganda program Foxconn Fires 25% Of India Workers As Demonetization Destroys Sales 50% of all gold ever mined on earth came from this South African gold mine Rick Perry, who proposed shutting down the Energy Department, among the favorites to lead it under Trump Maduro Stunner: Venezuela Eliminates Half Its Paper Money After Pulling Largest Bill From Circulation Confirmation of Wendelstein 7-X Magnetic Field Trump Says U.S. Not Necessarily Bound By ‘One China’ Policy New viral threat to bees d... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Trump has embraced pseudoscience and its deceptive tactics in a post-truth world (?)* *Michael J.I. Brown, an Australian astronomer with a big chin, has an amusing article below. As is usual with the Green/Left, it's only when you know what he does NOT say that you can see the hollowness of his argument. He creates a false dichotomy where the only alternatives for exploring knowledge are academic journal articles and public debate between non-scientists.So what does that leave out: Perhaps the most important thing is the unreliability of what is reported in the... more »

End Of El Nino & Global Cooling

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/david-rose-on-global-cooling/ Warmists have been quick to point out that the large drop in global temperatures since March is purely due to the end of El Nino. Strange then that they were not saying the same thing about the large rise in temperatures after the onset of […]

AUM - the glowing sound of - the ancient electric sky

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
*ॐ*We were once occupants of a very different world rich in flora and fauna, fed by the all-year light spectrum inside the glowing plasma sheath of a brown-dwarf star i.e. proto-Saturn. The sun (electrically) captured proto-Saturn, effectively turning off its plasma sheath, allowing the planets in its system (Earth, Mars and Venus) to fall out of its orbit. Not before forming spectacular standing columns of glowing plasma that boiled down between Earth and Mars, forming grand canyons and totally symmetrical 'meteor collision' sites with edge craters and perfectly central peaks with... more »

A Ghost (and a Kick-Ass Book) For Christmas

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
These are the opening lines of *Bridge of Tarnished Angels*, now for sale for $3.99 as a paperback and for $2.99 on Kindle. The extract below is written in the first person POV of Scott Carson, my protagonist in *Tatterdemalion* and his half of the book is called "A Ghost For Christmas." Please consider getting a copy for the holidays while there's still time. (*December 25th, 1888*) Not that I expect anyone to give a rat’s ass since I’m just an average mug from the Upper West Side whose sole claim to fame is in killing Jack the Ripper. And I’ve yet to even put pen t... more »

"Can Trump End the Reign of ‘Bubble Finance’?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Can Trump End the Reign of ‘Bubble Finance’?"* by Bill Bonner "When we left you last week, we were in the middle of describing the crooked hind leg of crony capitalism. We used billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross- Donald Trump’s pick for the Department of Commerce- for illustration purposes. Not that there is anything wrong with Mr Ross. He plays the game, just as everyone else does. He’s particularly good at it. But today, we’ll look at another Olympian money man- the chairman of Trump’s new Strategic and Policy Forum and private equity magnate, Stephen Schwarzman. *Bubble fina... more »

The Reality…Breaking the silence per Biased BBC (part 2)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Here's a second quotation from this biasedbbc.org article http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2016/12/13/the-reality-breaking-the-silence/ 'My father was indoctrinated with this ideology in the early 1980s…Dad would say 'you kids don't know nothing – Islam will take over, there will be mosques everywhere, you must think of your after-life – not this life. Kaffirs will burn in the fire of hell.' His words would frighten me, and I had no reason to doubt his words of wisdom as he was reading the Quran and attending mosques where pious religious mullahs gave sermons about the Quran. He was beco... more »

The Reality…Breaking the silence per Biased BBC (part 1)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
This biasedbbc.org article http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2016/12/13/the-reality-breaking-the-silence/ both saddens and angers me. Here's the first quote for you to mull over: 'I left because there was no way I was going to raise my children as a lone mother in a community where the Imams or mosques did nothing to serve the community or teach a plural Islam. Even the schools were allowing little primary school girls to wear headscarves, and that has nothing to do with religion. The extremists have had over twenty five uncontested years to mobilise the minds of British Muslims and their... more »

Qatar abolishes controversial 'kafala' labour system per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Reading this short BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38298393 on the system of kafala in Qatar I was struck by the lack of anger in it, the lack of moralising about the evils of slavery. After all the USA is still demonised by parts of the BBC as having operated a system of slavery. Then I wondered how different the BBC would be if it was Israel that operated a system of slavery now. Then I realised that when you're an organisation that is institutionally anti Israel and pro Islam why would anyone expect you to be unbiased in your reporting.

One People Dec 12: Antarctica, CERN, and Energetic Waves

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
Last nights One People Round Table Discussion was a pretty damn interesting one! We started off in Antarctica, bounced to the North Pole, back to the South Pole, and then spread out from there into discussions about this fuckin' construct of a reality, jumped from the energetic to the political to the energetic, to the galactic and finally dove head long into physics. Get your popcorn ready and have lots of coffee on hand!! love d Links and Videos discussed on last nights show: http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-found-hints-of-a-rare-quantum-spin-liquid-hiding-in-... more »

Theresa May, friend of Israel

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
UK Prime Minister. 12/12/2016. "One of the most important letters in history" We will marking Balfour 100 "with Pride" #zionism #israel pic.twitter.com/EqSCKTfktV — David Collier (@mishtal) December 12, 2016 It would be easy to speculate about what motivated Theresa May to make this speech and we should never look a gift horse in the mouth. Full transcript here and here. “………….the fact that we have, in Israel, a thriving democracy, a beacon of tolerance, an engine of enterprise and an example to the rest of the world for overcoming adversity and defying disadvantages. As most ... more »

This is Your Medical System on Government

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Most certainly the voters had zero reason to have confidence in Hilary to fix it all. So they did a very rational thing. They elected Trump who has a long track record of fixing things. And as the crack up has only really begun to bite, the shift was still modest. Looking at the stories it is obvious that it simply cannot work. What ever is wrong is so wrong that no one is getting a fair deal and the individual can not fix it. Yet it is solvable by all other developed countries. How so? *This is Your Medical System on Government* * Jeffrey Tucker * * Wednesday, November ... more »

Corporate Giants' "Sustainable" Palm Oil Revealed as Sham

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
So long as we have pure poverty we will have outright exploitation. Fix that and this all goes away. In the meantime what is talked about here is that this is a world of production based earnings and that families do put kids to work as well. No real harm provided we are talking about a short harvest season. The harm arrives if these children are not otherwise getting an education. That remains unanswered in this piece of propaganda. I observed no end of canoes carrying school children to school in the most unlikely places in Indonesia. So while the economics deserve investi... more »

This New Cannabis Capsule is So Powerful That It Could Replace ALL Pain Killers

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
First, such a capsule is nicely targeted and does replace the opiate protocol. Second it is not addictive or if it is it is almost neutral at worst. Thus policy should immediately mandate a switch. This is obviously the future for the vast majority of pain relief and most certainly for chronic pain relief. The sooner the better. In the meantime the pharmaceutical industry, having no alternatives except opiates, have worked hard to embed their product even in the face of rapidly rising addiction problems and a serious death rate. *This New Cannabis Capsule is So Powerful That I... more »

Pineapple Juice Found To Be 500% More Effective Than Cough Syrup

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
What appears to make this effective is that it dissolves the mucus. This then speeds up the whole process. Really a good idea. I am reminded every once in a while that pineapple is a friend and get to say so again. The extras are nice enough but the juice alone is the most important part so do not fuss too much and go get a pineapple to juice... . *Pineapple Juice Found To Be 500% More Effective Than Cough Syrup* *With winter on our doorstep, many of us end up with a nasty cold or cough. * *http://humansarefree.com/2016/11/pineapple-juice-found-to-be-500-more.html#more* *While ... more »

Operation Darkroom - the mainstream media event - you've heard nothing about

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
Allegedly, this shocking paedo-ring news item from Norway is being TOTALLY IGNORED by the six mainstream media companies who own and coordinate the public face of the Global News Networks around the world. *The year-long (Norwegian police) 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. *[source YNW] I hope this is a fake-news item, and I've just been fished in by Teh Internezt o'Nonsense... otherwise, I'm an ang... more »

Energy & Environmental Newsletter - 12/12/16 (Peak Madness)

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 19 hours ago
Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions *Energy & Environmental* *Newsletter - 12/12/16* AWED Friends: The latest *Energy and Environmental Newsletter*, is now available online. Since so much is happening, this issue is again coming out a week early — and will be the last one for the exciting year of 2016. There continues to be a LOT of Trump related happenings, and many of the items on my 3 E’s Transition List look like they may come to pass! Again, it’ll be awhile before we can see how many of these recommendations are actually enacted, but based on the appointees ... more »

Emotional China

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
I'm having dinner with our fellow blogger LSP in Dallas tonight, in the hopes that our discussions can bring some closure and sanity to the present "crisis in China". These sorts of summit meetings are often ignored by the scions of the airwaves and it's not unlike two jets landing in Phoenix... *But will China listen to this high level advice?* Maybe not. That sort of inscrutable wisdom doesn't come cheap and the Chinese are notoriously tight fisted. (Shameless plug for "Consulting Services") Irrespective of Chinese attention, steaks will be consumed with a possible doggy bag for... more »

Vivid dreaming - intense emotional material - phone numbers

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
a colleague at work intimated to me that (they were tired because) they'd been having really intense dreams lately. I concurred with this, "Me too," I said. Just the last few days? Yes. Maybe it's an Electric Universe thing, where intensified electromagnetic forces drive our heightened consciousness, or something. Maybe the Earth is in for a pole shift. Maybe it's the pixies, pickling our pineals... Anyway, yes emotionally intense dream content, vivid, lifelike, electrically charged, actually based in the Dreaming Room in some occassions, have been the order of the last few night... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 20 hours ago
Message of respect, and an embrace, for Standing Rock Water Protectors from the Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress. DESPITE AGGRESSIONS, THE CONSULTATION CONTINUES DESPITE AGGRESSIONS, THE CONSULTATION CONTINUES JOINT COMMUNIQUE BY THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS AND THE ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION. December 2, 2016. http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2016/12/06/

Another Trumpfest *sigh*

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*A duck enclosure. The white ones are farmed. They don't fly away because they are too fat -- ducks are like dogs, we were told, they eat and eat. The black ones are wild visitors living the easy life.* So much headache this week. I think I'm going to invest all my retirement funds in tranquilizers, since everyone in DC must be taking them by the handful now... Yeah, hopefully Trump will start trolling on another topic, so I don't have to write any more posts like this and can go back to writing on domestic events. Wilfred Chan, whose stuff is excellent, observed what I have been ... more »

Reviewing Space developments in 2016 and the next big future in space

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 21 hours ago
This is one of the Nextbigfuture article series reviewing developments in 2016 and looking ahead to developments over the next few years. Here we look at 2016 in space. Later articles will look at medicine, life extension, energy and other areas. Previously we reviewed computers and artificial intelligence The biggest developments in space in 2016 * Spacex had several successful launches and landed several rocket stages but had an accident which has grounded Spacex. They hope to launching again in January 2017 * Spacex test fired the new Raptor engine * Blue Origin made progress in 2... more »

Education & The Election

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
There is plenty of analysis on why Trump narrowly won the crucial states that gave him an electoral college victory—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan—even though Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes. But what was particularly striking was how, even if we control for race and income, educational levels best predict how people voted in the election. Of course this was expected, but I was shocked by how much a difference education made in terms of voter preference. http://ieet.org/archive/donald-trump-1818953_960_720.png

4 Steps for Optimizing Situational Awareness and Visual Intelligence

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Amy Herman teaches visual intelligence to doctors, intelligence analysts and the NYPD. Here she runs through how to make decisions you can defend under questioning: ones that are perceptive and informed

Syrian army liberates Aleppo

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*Off-topic, business:* Pilsner Urquell, the beermaker in my hometown that gave the name to 90% of the world's beer, was sold by SABmiller to Asahi, a Japanese beer company, for $7.8 billion, along with four less well-known post-communist European breweries. Because of anti-monopoly legislation, SABMiller+Anheuser Busch was forced to sell *some* breweries. The City of Pilsen, descendants of the old 19th century owners, and some Czech billionaires were among the prospective buyers. The Battle of Aleppo is finally over. It lasted for more than four years – since July 2012. It's a ver... more »

LPP Fusion reviewed at Mars Conference

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 23 hours ago
Gerald Black - Nuclear Fusion is the solution to energy problems and to advance space propulsion Read more »

Rump May Make Russia Great Again

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 1 day ago
By Manifesto Joe Each day seems to bring new confusion. I've never been a fan of the CIA. As an organization, it doesn't appear to understand the simple concept of "blowback," instead embracing myopic "U.S. interests" that see ahead as far as about a couple of days rather than a couple of decades. The 1953 overthrow of a democratic government in Iran is an example. Wow, and now so many folks there hate us? Who could imagine? But to have a "president-elect" pick a fight with them before even taking office? Not smart. Resident-elect Donald J. Rump took time from his busy schedule of ... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Laguna Indigo”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Laguna Indigo” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVMUw2yyp_0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Sometimes galaxies form groups. For example, our own Milky Way Galaxy is part of the Local Group of Galaxies. Small, compact groups, like Hickson Compact Group 87 (HCG 87) shown above, are interesting partly because they slowly self-destruct. Indeed, the galaxies of HCG 87 are gravitationally stretching each other during their 100-million year orbits around a common center. The pulling creates colliding gas that causes bright bursts of star formation and feeds matter into their active galaxy centers. * Click image for larger size.* HCG 87 is composed of a large edge-on spiral galaxy ... more »

"I Pity You..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Said a philosopher to a street sweeper, “I pity you. Yours is a hard and dirty task.” And the street sweeper said, “Thank you, sir. But tell me, what is your task?” And the philosopher answered saying, “I study man's mind, his deeds and his desires.” Then the street sweeper went on with his sweeping and said with a smile, “I pity you too.” - Kahlil Gibran


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” - Kahlil Gibran

Ever Get Caught Up In A Revolution? Guest Post From Eden Unger Bowditch

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Cairo, revolution* I met Eden Unger because I used to do a alt-metal rock show on KUSF in San Francisco and she was in an all girl hard core band, Rude Girl. Great band! Eventually, Sandy Pearlman (Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, The Clash) was going to produce their debut album for my record label and CBS, which had bought my company, was going to release it. But it never happened and I can't remember what exactly why or what transpired next. I remember Eden being a metal sculptor working with a blow torch and then the next thing I knew decades had passed, she was an author with ... more »

British Town Mass-Medicating School Children with Free Fluoridated Milk

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anna Hunt* - Fluoridated milk is now available via the town’s free school breakfast program. The post British Town Mass-Medicating School Children with Free Fluoridated Milk appeared first on Waking Times.

Hillary Furious After Wisconsin Recount Increases Her Loss

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton lost Wisconsin by over 22,000 votes as the finalised recount total on Monday reaffirmed Donald Trump’s victory in the state. Hillary Clinton is reported to be “furious” after Donald Trump picked up an extra 162 votes following Jill Stein’s $3.5 million push to recount ballots in the state. Despite arguments from Green Party candidate Jill Stein that voting machines in Wisconsin were susceptible to hacking, the recount results prove, once and for all, that Russia did not hack the election – Hillary simply lost. Wisconsin Recount Ends, Trump Picks Up 162 Votes "No cr... more »

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