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Sunday, December 18, 2016

18 December - Blogs I'm Following

10:50 pm MST

"Russia Hacking DNC: Lies, Damned Lies, and Outrageous Lies"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 minutes ago
*"Russia Hacking DNC: Lies and Damned, and Outrageous Lies-* *by the Folks Who Brought You WMD's In Iraq"* Compiled by CP *"Reality Check: 5 Problems with CIA Claim That Russia Hacked DNC/Podesta emails"* *"RT Crosstalk 16 Dec Playing the Russia Card"* *"The Hacking Evidence Against Russia Is Extremely Weak"* -http://www.washingtonsblog.com/ *"How a Neoconservative ‘News’ Site Lies"* http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/12/neoconservative-news-site-lies.html *“How to Really Punish Russia for Hacking:* * We must respond to Russia’s hacking—but any response risks escalation.”* http://www... more »

Saudi Arabia Wants To `Gut`The 9/11 Law

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) talks to Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir as they arrive for a family picture during a meeting of the Quartet on the situation in Yemen, on December 18, 2016 in Riyadh (AFP Photo/FAYEZ NURELDINE) *AFP:* Saudi Arabia lobbies US over 9/11 law Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has been lobbying US legislators to change a law allowing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom, he said on Sunday. Adel al-Jubeir told reporters he has just returned from an extended stay in the United States, which was pa... more »

Do Arab Diplomats Prefer A President Trump Over A President Obama?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
Reuters *Kimberley Dozier, Daily Beast:* *Mideast Diplomats: Trump is Better Than Obama* At a high-level conference in Morocco, Arab diplomats say they would rather have a U.S. administration that spouts anti-Muslim rhetoric to get elected than one that makes deals with Iran. MARRAKECH, Morroco—Disappointed by the Obama administration that promised warmer relations with the Arab world, Mideast diplomats say they are looking forward to dealing with a more pragmatic—and direct—President Donald Trump, no matter what he might have said about Muslims to get elected. “No, no, it doesn... more »

Will President-Elect Trump's Foreign Policy Be Inspired By Henry Kissinger?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 36 minutes ago
*Niall Ferguson, American Interest*:* Donald Trump’s New World Order* *What a Kissinger-inspired strategy might look like.* Ten days after the election of Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States, there is a more or less complete lack of certainty as to which direction his foreign policy will take, but a great deal of speculation—much of it alarmist—based on things Mr. Trump has said in speeches and interviews. Yet few if any Presidents base their foreign policy strictly on campaign rhetoric. Few if any break entirely with the policies of their predecessors. A... more »

No, Montana Is NOT Irretrievably Lost To Democrats-- Not By A Long Shot

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 49 minutes ago
*There was more blue in this gubernatorial map than in the presidential map* As we mentioned last night, flabby neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, is thinking about running for Congress-- the at-large seat Ryan Zinke will give up when the Senate confirms him as Donald Trump, Jr's Interior Secretary and animal-shooting pardner. Montana was one of the biggest of all the Trump states or, more likely, anti-Hillary states. He took 279,240 votes (56.5%) to her 177,709 (35.7%), The only states she did worse in were Wyoming (21.9%), West Virginia (26.5%), North Dakota (27.2%), Idaho (27.5%), Utah (2... more »

Henry Kissinger On President-Elect Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Hill:* *Kissinger calls Trump a 'phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen'* Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in an interview Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump could go down in history as a "very considerable president." "Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen," Kissinger said on CBS's "Face The Nation." "So it is a shocking experience to them that he came in to office. At the same time, extraordinary opportunity." Kissinger said every country now has to consider two things. "One, their perception that the previous preside... more »

When They Go Low, We Get High: What 50+ Years of Marijuana Research Tells Us

Alex Durig at Science 2.0 Blogs - 1 hour ago
When I was a college professor, I used to tell my students the normal world is a crazy place. It’s still true. Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. According to Howard Becker (1963) “an unknown, but probably quite large, number of people in the United States use marihuana. They do this in spite of the fact that it is both illegal and disapproved” (p. 41). You may notice that research was conducted over 50 years ago. Becker performed his famous research at the end of the 1950s and it was published in book form in 1963. read more

NATO - Russia Set To Meet On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *NATO seeks to allay concerns at meeting with Russia* NATO will seek to reassure Russia on Monday that its troop deployments to the Baltics and Poland next year are purely defensive, in a rare meeting of the alliance's envoys with those of the Kremlin that is unlikely to resolve long-standing grievances. The NATO-Russia Council, the forum bringing together North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ambassadors and Russia's top diplomat dealing with the U.S.-led alliance, will convene for only the third time this year with the crisis in Ukraine still the top concern for Brussels ... more »

Rania Khalek: Aleppo And Western Media’s Whitewashing Of Rebel Groups

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 2 hours ago
The following is from this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast. One of the show’s hosts, Rania Khalek, recently returned from a trip to Lebanon. She traveled to Syria twice and spent time producing journalism on the crisis and war in Syria. In response to events in Aleppo over the past days, The post Rania Khalek: Aleppo And Western Media’s Whitewashing Of Rebel Groups appeared first on Shadowproof.

Quote of the Day: On wages and the irrelevance of worker need and employer greed

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*“An important truth is that employers compete against other employers, and employees against other employees-not employees against employers, as folklore says. It is the availability of higher-valued alternatives, not the ability to bargain collectively, that increases bargaining power.”* ~ Armen Alchian and William Allen, from their classic textbook *University Economics* *RELATED READING*: - Wages and the Irrelevance of Worker Need and Employer Greed – GEORGE REISMAN’S BLOG [Hat tip Jim Rose] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is grante... more »

Planned Ignorance: U.S. Kids Rank 31st of 35 Developed Nations in Math

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The powers which are now being exposed don’t want questioning, awake children. The post Planned Ignorance: U.S. Kids Rank 31st of 35 Developed Nations in Math appeared first on Waking Times.

10 Killed, 29 Injured In Shooting Attack In Jordan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Jordan declares end of castle siege, says four gunmen killed* Jordanian security forces said they killed four "terrorist outlaws" after flushing them out of a castle in the southern city of Karak where they had holed up after a shoot-out that killed nine people. An official statement said the four assailants, who shot at police targets in the town before heading to the Crusader-era castle, carried automatic weapons. Large quantities of explosives, weapons and suicide belts were seized in a hideout, the statement said. It made no mention of their identity or whether the...more »

The Ukraine War Grinds On

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *Ukraine: Five Troops Killed In Clashes With Separatists* Ukraine says five of its troops have been killed in clashes with pro-Russian separatists, in some of the worst fighting to hit the eastern Donbas region in months. The headquarters for the country's Anti-Terrorism Operations said six soldiers were wounded in the battle near Svitlodarsk, which appeared to be aimed at controlling the strategic town of Debaltseve. In a post to its Facebook page, the agency's press center said around 20 insurgent fighters had been killed in the clashes, which erupted befor... more »

Fascism and Liberalism

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
This is an excerpt concerning the rise of totalitarianism within (neo)liberal societies published in my 2008/2011 book, Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life: Totalitarianism and fascism take hold when populations organized around common articulations of national or racialized identity are mobilized by fear and anxiety. Yet, even while liberal rights are stripped, the liberal imagination cannot readily come to terms with creeping totalitarianism. The banality of many domestic sovereign technologies, as illustrated by computerized surveillance, mystifies the consolidation o... more »

Ukraine Nationalises Country's Largest Bank In A Effort To Avoid A Total Collapse Of The Banking System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The Ukrainian government's move to nationalize PrivatBank, the nation's largest lender, followed months of rumors that the bank was troubled by bad debts. *Radio Free Europe:* *Ukraine Nationalizes Country's Largest Bank* The Ukrainian government says it will nationalize the country's largest bank in an effort to avoid a financial collapse in the former Soviet republic that is locked in a military and political standoff with neighboring Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's cabinet said in a statement late on December 18 that the government had decided to take 100-percent... more »

Skeptics vs Mogul

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
The other day, when I had Robert Sheaffer on the program, I had asked him some questions about skeptics that always bugged me. It seemed, from my perspective, that skeptics would accept any anti-UFO document as authentic without question and reject any pro-UFO document regardless of the provenance.* I had thought the true skeptic would be, well, skeptical of everything until the evidence was in hand, which might mean the acceptance of a document or point of view as logical once the investigation was completed even if that might not reinforce the skeptical beliefs. As an example of ... more »

Raw Food Roots: Researchers Say First Europeans Were Raw Foodies

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Did the use of fire bring about an evolutionary leap in humans? The post Raw Food Roots: Researchers Say First Europeans Were Raw Foodies appeared first on Waking Times.

Ayn Rand’s Criticism of Orwell’s Animal Farm

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 3 hours ago
George Orwell is often regarded as a right-wing writer, but he was a lifelong socialist. In his writings he has criticized totalitarianism but he never said anything in favor of capitalism. His famous book *Animal Farm* is a satire on Soviet Union—every event in the book mirrors an event in the Soviet Union, from the Bolshevik Revolution to Stalin’s purges and personality cult. But *Animal Farm* is not a critique of socialism and communism, just Stalin’s regime. Orwell did not regard Stalin’s Soviet Union as a socialist country. He thought that Stalin had corrupted the socialist id... more »

Are The Demands Of Tribal Loyalty-- Even Over Sanity-- Destroying American Governance?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Over the course of the presidential election many non-Wisconsinites got to know conservative Milwaukee talk show host, Charlie Sykes because of all the national media attention he got for his powerful analysis of the Trump phenomenon from the right. His radio broadcasts opposing Trump are widely credited with Trump's notable primary loss in Wisconsin. Trump only won 6 of the state's 42 delegates, all the rest going to Sykes' favorite candidate, Ted Cruz, who beat Trump 531,129 (48.2%) to 386,370 (35.1%) with 155,200 votes (14.1%) going to Kasich. In fact, Trump did even worse in th... more »

US-backed Rebels Caught Using Mustard Gas On Syrians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Syrian authorities have urged the international community to intervene after US-backed rebels were caught illegally using mustard gas on civilians. According to the government in Syria, a batch of documents proving that chemical weapons were used against Syrian citizens was handed over to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on December 12. Authorities also delivered samples from the shell containing mustard gas to The Hague. RT.com reports: “We have provided all the documents to the mission, they were vetted and accepted. The mission will come to Syria ... more »

The Simpsons Predicted Pizzagate 16 Years Ago

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The Simpsons appear to have predicted the future yet again, with an unearthed 1991 episode depicting a situation very similar to the “Pizzagate” scandal. On November 21, 1991, an episode entitled “Flaming Moe’s” aired on Fox, and featured a pizzeria named “Zip Zap” and “Za Pizza Arcade”. Distract101.com reports: Predictive programming is a term used to describe a method used [mostly] in mass media. A short explanation of this, (and one to help one better understand the context of this article) would be a Television program that is set in a future date or time, and shows an event o... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "In The Stillness (Exoplanets)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "In The Stillness (Exoplanets)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahc16ZFXrTo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"To some, it looks like the wheel of a cart. In fact, because of its outward oval appearance, the presence of a central galaxy, and their connection with what looks like the spokes of a wheel, the galaxy on the right is known as the Cartwheel Galaxy. To others, however, it looks like a complicated interaction between galaxies awaiting explanation. *Click image for larger size.* Along with the two galaxies on the left, the Cartwheel is part of a group of galaxies about 400 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. The large galaxy's rim spans over 100,000 light years and ... more »

Free Download: Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others... And your very flesh shall be a great poem." ~ Walt Whitman • Freely download "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman here: - http://manybooks.net/titles/whitmanwetext98lvgrs10.html

Meltdown! Reporter Says Twitter Gave Him A Seizure

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Kurt Eichenwald had a very bizarre public meltdown on Twitter on Friday, telling users that a tweet sent by a conservative gave him an epileptic seizure. The senior Newsweek writer threatened legal action against all conservatives who sent him animated GIF’s on the social media platform, claiming that he intended to take time away from Twitter in order to consult with law enforcement agencies and lawyers. “Last night, for the second time, a deplorable aware I have epilepsy tweeted a strobe at me with the message “you deserve a seizure’ on it,” Kurt blasted to stunned Twitter foll... more »

Illuminati Insider Reveals Deadly Experience Trying To Escape

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
An insider who says he was a member of the illuminati, claims to be on the run from the secretive organisation after having managed to escape. According to the insider, the illuminati have a ‘Departure Ritual’ for anybody who wants to leave. However, unbeknown to lower ranking members, the ritual is designed to kill anybody who wants to leave in the most gruesome way. Here’s his story: You are brought before the Supreme Council and you must officially declare your desire to leave the organization. Then, the organization rounds up all of your living family members and kills them w... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Dark Night”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Dark Night”* by Chet Raymo “I first read Soren Kierkegaard's “Fear and Trembling” at about the same age as Kierkegaard was when he wrote it - thirty. The young philosopher was wrestling with his dark demons, including the death of his father, a sternly religious man who demanded absolute obedience from his son. He was torn between the opposing demands of faith and reason, certainity and doubt. In the opening pages of the book, he takes us with Abraham and Isaac on that terrible journey to Mount Moriah where God puts Abraham to a terrifying test of his faith. What gives meani... more »

Musical Interlude: The Who, “Love Reign O’er Me”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
The Who, “Love Reign O’er Me” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDbAtWpoA6k

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Saint-pol-sur-mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Thanks for stopping by!

"Just Remember..."

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

"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies" (Adapted)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies" (Adapted) by Chris Floyd "I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies. One of the hardest things to accept is that the reality of our world is buried under so many layers of official deception and well-cultivated public ignorance about our history and our political system. Even if you break through somehow, momentarily, and hold up a fragment of the truth, most people have no context for dealing with it. It's like a bolt from the blue, they can't process t...more »

If you’re going to drink up this Christmas, do it properly

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: IPA_Glasses] My Christmas present to myself this year (thank you, readers) is these IPA glasses. While a stubby holder, a pilfered pub tumbler and the occasional stemmed pilsner glass have been my main beer holders over the years, it's now time to up my game. So if you have beer and nothing to put it in, you can look at The Spiegelau Store. Fine people. Quick delivery. And they have wine glasses for those unfortunate enough not to drink beer – and cocktail glasses for those astute enough to need them. Fill your boots up. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com ©... more »

"A State Of Almost Savage Torpor..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor." - William Wordsworth, 1770-1850 Mission accomplished...

Breaking! : U.N. Reaches Deal on Aleppo Monitoring- Voting Monday

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Will the US/UK veto? Russia/China/France will not veto, obviously.* *Draft resolution amended by Russia calls on U.N. teams to ensure safe passage for evacuees and immediate access to aid * Syria's permanent representative to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, center left, and others paused shortly before consultations ended at the Security Council on Sunday Personally speaking... UN observers- untrustworthy- anytime. All this concern for the fighters- for the mercenaries- not for the ordinary people The fighters who, by the way, have just set fire to buses sent to evacuate sta... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Nuggets From The Net"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Nuggets From The Net"* Mitch Kapor said, "Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant." Too true, Information overload in the extreme. From the deluge, here are a couple "nuggets" for your perusal, with my highest recommendation. - CP ◆ *"Brain Pickings"* *"About:* Hey there. My name is Maria Popova and I’m a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. I’ve previously written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, among others, and am an MIT Futures of Entertainment F... more »

“The Baloney Detection Kit”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Baloney Detection Kit”* by Maria Popova "The “Baloney Detection Kit” from the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and Skeptic Magazine editor Michael Shermer is a 10-point checklist for assessing the believability of a claim, covering everything from telling the difference between science (e.g., SETI) and pseudoscience (e.g., UFOlogy) to detecting personal agendas. "You want to have a mind that’s open enough to accept radical new ideas, but not so open that your brains fall out.” The above sentiment in particular echoes this beautiful definition of science as “... more »

Rapacious Consumerism is the Life-blood of Capitalism by Graham Peebles

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 7 hours ago
by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England December 18, 2016 Commercialisation has poisoned all areas of contemporary life, and together with its partner in crime, consumerism, is the principle cause of man-made climate change. Operating under the suffocating shadow of neo-liberalism, the market forces of commercialisation act blindly and indiscriminately. The presiding deity is […]

North Korea Has Better Military Than Expected

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Military experts are warning that North Korea has recently improved its weapons and military capabilities across the board and is far more dangerous than previously thought. Sputnik reports: Last week, it was reported that the country had developed an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear payload to the US mainland. Only a crucial insulation issue remained to be solved to make the device truly threatening. Now, a South Korean official has repeated the warning about the North’s missile capabilities, a Korean think tank is reporting that their neighbor’s... more »

Serious about putting out the absolute minimum effort? Again, Dilbert's Wally is our inspiration

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*DILBERT by Scott Adams* -- December 18, 2016 *by Ken* I've never shied away from the embarrassing reality that *Dilbert*'s Wally is my guy. Not so much a role model, perhaps -- who has the courage to carry slacking to that extent as a life principle? -- as perhaps an inspiration, a dream soulmate. So I confess to mild surprise that in this saga Wally has been so slipshod as to present his doctor's note in what is recognizable even to the Pointy-Haired Boss as his own handwriting. But then, I guess in Wally's World, where the governing principle is to put out the absolute ... more »

Another Terrorist Attack In Turkey- With Friends like These.... Coup 2.0 & More

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
Yup, I'm a day late with this post. But, I managed to round up some interesting little tidbits. Including some very enlightening quotes that I found to be under reported- Or out of context so their full meaning cannot be grasped.... Headlines screamed '*erdogan blames the kurds'* but he didn't exactly blame the kurds as you will see and read. And the Deputy Prime Minister offered up some insights too. *We're going to get to that and more so have no worries.......* sputnik*Link* The blast in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri happened at around 8:45 a.m. local time and* targe... more »

The best & worst gifts measured

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
If you’re buying an economist a gift this Christmas … don’t. Or at least don’t before examining why you maybe shouldn’t – because economists reckons what you spend on gifts is generally valued much less that what you paid for them. *A 1993 paper, “The Deadweight Loss of Christmas,” gave the notion its first real academic ballast. The author, Joel Waldfogel, then at Yale University, calculated yuletide waste by asking 86 students to estimate the cost of presents they received. Average answer: $438. He asked how much they would have been willing to pay for the same gifts. A... more »

Nick Smith: The new minister for grammatical redundancy [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
So I checked my dictionary this morning to discover that the words "building" and "construction" are essentially synonyms for each other. *building* *noun* the action or trade of constructing something. "the building of motorways" *synonyms: *construction, erection, putting up, raising, establishment, fabrication, production, assembly "a moratorium on the building of new power stations" *construction* *noun*the action of building something, typically a large structure. "there was a skyscraper *under construction*" synonyms: building, erection, putting up, setting up...more »

The most dangerous enemy is the one we choose not to see

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 8 hours ago
2 years ago I was trapped in the city. House prices had fallen to the point where I could not afford to move. The area I lived in used to be a decent enough place, but over the years it has become infested with rapists, drug dealers, child rapists and all manner of assorted scum. Things were so bad that I took the plunge and left the area, leaving behind a life that I had become so accustomed to, I could hardly contemplate a better one. I opted for poverty and debt to get free of an urban life in a globalised decadent sewer - and it was the best decision that I have made. Econo... more »

These Are The 5 Places In The World That Could Start World War III In 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Robert Farley, National Interest*:* 5 Places World War III Could Start in 2017* The Trump administration enters office in an unsettled time. For a variety of reasons (some directly connected to Trump’s rhetoric), the great powers face more uncertainty than at any time in recent memory. In the first few months of Trump’s presidency (indeed, perhaps even before his presidency begins) the United States will have to navigate several extremely dangerous flashpoints that could ignite, then escalate, conflict between the US, Russia, and China. Reportedly, President Obama suggested to Pr... more »

WATCH: Honest News Anchor Destroys CIA Russia Hack Claims in Under 5 Minutes

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: hacked]There are five serious problems with the CIA's claim Russians hacked the US election, and Ben Swann explains what.

BWorld 96, Free trade means more investments and people mobility

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last December 15, 2016. Free trade means giving people and private enterprises the freedom to produce more commodities that consumers demand at certain prices. These producers then leave sectors and areas where expected returns and other gains are lower if not dwindling. This may sound “heartless” for losing sectors but whether one supports free trade or protectionism, there will always be winners and losers. It is just that there are more “net gains” from trade while there are more “net losses” from protectionism. In a paper “Goods trade libe... more »

President Elect Donald J. Trump has shown more class and dignity than we've seen in 8 years...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and he's not even officially elected yet.* While Mooch and Odumbo are flinging about insults and patting themselves on the back for being so great, Donald Trump is out thanking the American people for electing him. In response to Mooch's statement in the Oprah interview, "We feel the difference now. See, now, we're feeling what not having hope feels like", Trump said, "I honestly believe she meant that statement in a different way than it came out." Oh, no she didn't Donald, but thanks for being classy. The grifters who have been occupying the White House for 8 years are about t... more »

President Duterte and hyperbole

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
Reposting this long analysis by a friend, Bernard Ong, last December 15, 2016. The images below I got from the web, not part of the original posting by Bernard. A hyperbole is exaggerated statement/s or claims not meant to be taken literally. ----------- "TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN HYPERBOLE An idiot’s guide to make sense of what he said and what he really meant. Hyperbole: I will stop drugs in 3 to 6 months. Truth: I ruled Davao City for 30 years and it is still drug-infested. 3 months have lapsed & 6 months are coming up. The drug trade is still active. Hyperbole: I will stop crime... more »

"Fake News" Is Old Hat in My World

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 10 hours ago
So much about "fake news" in the regular news lately. For example, today a poll was published revealing that 52% of Republicans "incorrectly" believe that Trump won the popular vote. (ICYMI, they're still counting but Clinton is 2.8 million votes ahead at the moment.) As a long-time blogger about matters reproductive and, perforce, follower of Big Fetus™, I've been chuckling over the outrage some are expressing over the insane shit people will believe. Big Fetus™ was the original fake news peddler. Abortion causes breast cancer. Abortion causes post-abortion syndrome. Abortion cau... more »

Obama Plans Retaliatory Strike On Russia Before Leaving Office

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Obama administration has been threatening a retaliatory strike on Russia for the US election hacking and leaking scandal that gave Donald Trump the White House instead of establishment favourite Hillary Clinton. US President Barack Obama is planning a massive cyberattack against the Russian Federation before leaving office that could put the United States and Russia in a state of virtual war. The evolving warm relationship developing between President-elect Donald Trump and his friend and Russian President Vladimir Putin may be put on ice while the two countries consider locki... more »

German Parliament Source Behind WikiLeaks Dump, Not Russia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A source in the German parliament is responsible for the recent WikiLeaks release of secret data on German-US intelligence cooperation and mass surveillance practices and not Russia, Der Spiegel reported Saturday. RT.com reports: The respective German officials are “confident” that the documents published by WikiLeaks were not obtained through a cyberattack last year on the Parliament (Bundestag), allegedly committed by Russian hackers. “Contrary to various media reports, there is absolutely no indication that the documents were stolen during a cyberattack on the Bundestag in the ... more »

Rise Up America, Rise Up! by Mohammed Mesbahi

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
Dandelion Salad by Mohammed Mesbahi Share the World’s Resources October 30, 2014 A letter to an American activist The time has come when America must rapidly transform its values through a more inclusive and spiritual vision, based upon a just sharing of the world’s resources. It is up to you, the youth of America, to […]

Measuring poverty: currency devaluation or poor using smoke signals?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
A friend posted this in my fb wall and I quickly commented that it is lousy analysis to suggest or say that "Poverty in the Philippines" today is worse than the 1930s. A devalued or depreciated peso, yen, won, dong, ringgit, rupiah, dollar, etc. is NOT a strong indicator of poverty worsening today than decades ago. Take access to information. Even the super rich in the 1930s did not have a computer, no internet, no fb, etc. The poor now have smart phones, can do fb, enjoy youtube, etc. Or access to modern transportation, even the super rich in the 30s did not or could not ride c... more »

U.S. Navy Grounds Super Hornets And Growlers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
F-18A Super Hornet. Boeing *Navy Times*: *All Navy F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets, Growlers grounded after incident injuring aircrew* The Navy temporarily grounded all F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers Friday after an aircrew was injured and a Growler damaged in an undisclosed incident Friday at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Navy officials said. The aircrew of an E/A-18G jet assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 132 was injured in an "on-deck emergency" about 11 a.m. Friday, according to a statement from Naval Air Forces. Naval Air Forces has temporarily suspended fl... more »

Environmentalist Insurance Policies by Paul Driessen

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 11 hours ago
*Environmentalist insurance policies * Intellectual ammo for holiday party responses to claims that you need meteorite insurance Paul Driessen Many liberals went into denial, outrage and riot mode after November 8. Now they’re having meltdown over President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees with climate and environmental responsibilities: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry at Energy, Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt for EPA, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson at State, Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke at Interior. As Department of Agricultur... more »

A Large Number Of U.S. National Security Council Foreign Policy Experts Are Handing In Their Resignations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump and retired General Michael Flynn speak at an event. Photo: Reuters *The Guardian:* *White House faces exodus of foreign policy experts ahead of Trump's arrival* An unusual number of the National Security Council’s more junior officials are looking to depart, due to concerns about incoming advisor Michael Flynn. The White House is struggling to prevent a crippling exodus of foreign policy staffers eager to leave before the arrival of the Trump administration, according to current and former officials. The top level officials in the National Security C... more »

Cop Busted on Dashcam Showing His Penis, Arrested for Raping a Boy in Burger King Bathroom

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: sexual]After a cop was let off without punishment for showing his penis to people he pulled over, he has been accused of the sexual assault of a child.

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
I was cited in “Bataille de Mossoul: Les Djihadistes De Daech Resistent Avec Acharnement Et Infligent De Lourdes Pertes Aux Troupes Irakiennes” in France Soir and in "Ortadogu'daki Bolgesel Aktorlerin Mosul Politikalari" by Kemal Inat, Mustafa Caner, Recep Tyyip Gurler, Abdullah Erboga, Veysel Kurt for SETA.

Mosul Campaign Day 62, Dec 17, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
More units were shifting into east Mosul to assist the Golden Division free that section of the city. The Aafaraarea in the southeast was freed by elements of the 9th Division and Ninewa police. Other units from the 9th now backed by the Golden Division and police were still attempting to re-take the Salam Hospital in the Wahda neighborhood. The 9th Division originally seized the facility on December 6, while attempting a pincer movement in the eastern section, but they ended up being ambushed by the Islamic State, and had to make a costly retreat. Since December 14 they have been ... more »

GOP Clown Show Starts Gathering To See Which Imbecile Takes On Blue Dog Stephanie Murphy In Orlando

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The newly elected members of Congress haven't even been sworn in yet but you can already get an idea about their trajectories in the House by seeing which caucuses they've joined. Carol Shea-Porter (NH), Jamie Raskin (MD), Pramila Jayapal (WA), Ruben Kihuen (NV), Nanette Barragán (CA), Lisa Rochester (DE), Ro Khanna (CA), Donald McEachin (VA) and Anthony Brown (MD) are among the 13 freshmen who have joined the Progressive Caucus. The Republican wing of the Democratic Party is still keeping the list of the corrupt corporatists joining its ranks-- the New Dems and Blue Dogs-- secret... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday... One week exactly before Christmas, and time again for my weekly rant... OK, I have many that have said that I should not say "Merry Christmas" due to the fact that I am NOT religious.... I say to those critics that there is NO harm in saying "Merry Christmas" at all, and even though, yes, I am NOT a "religious" person, I do believe very strongly in what the real concept of Christmas stands for, which is of course the idea of "Peace on Earth, and good will to ALL men"... That is exactly what people should be looking at when they celebrate C... more »

China fixing Pakistan energy infrastructure could boost GDP growth to 7% per year and enable a new Asian Tiger economy by 2018

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 12 hours ago
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is betting on a $21 billion Chinese-backed splurge on energy projects to boost the economy—and his re-election bid. More than 10,000 Chinese workers are now building at least 10 partly Beijing-financed energy projects across Pakistan that are set to grow the country’s energy output by 60% within two years in the first major boost to supply in two decades.Mr. Sharif’s government plans to inaugurate a nuclear plant this month and a pipeline network in January that will carry large-scale gas imports upcountry. Mr. Sharif’s promise to solve the elec... more »

DIBELVEC: A Word for Our Time

Susan O at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
*To DIBELVEC* Verb - to deprive primary grade children daily access to picture books so their school program can qualify as "scientific" according to U. S. Department of Education/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation guidelines - to make overly obedient and patterned to following scripts in preparation for employment as workers in the Global Economy Related Forms - *Dibelvecee:* noun - Victim subject to Dibelvecing - *Dibelvecer:* noun - Perpetrator of the crime of Dibelvecing - *Dibelvecable:* adjective - Person with no one to protect... more »

EXCLUSIVE: Good Cop Speaks Out Against Drug War, Blows Whistle on Chief — So Now He’s Being Fired

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: izzo]For blowing the whistle on his corrupt chief, calling out the drug war, speaking out against police violence, officer Dominick Izzo is being snubbed out.

AI boosting ease of use for CRM and boosts salesperson productivity

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 12 hours ago
Artificial intelligence (AI) had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even though it has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combination of cheap computing power and access to increasing amounts of data, it seems AI’s time has come. Its first foray in business has been directed at making salespeople more efficient at every level of the sales workflow. If you think about it, it makes sense to start with the part of the company that drives revenue. Certainly the vendors recognize that, says Alan Lepofsky, an analyst at Constellation Research, who is working on... more »

Venezuela Extends The Use Of Its 100-Bolivar Bill To Stop Widespread Looting And Riots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Venezuela postpones currency move after chaos, protests* Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro suspended on Saturday the elimination of the country's largest denomination bill, which had sparked cash shortages and nationwide unrest, saying the measure would be postponed until early January. The surprise pulling of the 100 bolivar note from circulation this week - before new larger bills were available - led to vast lines at banks, looting at scores of shops, anti-government protests and at least one death. Maduro, speaking from the presidential palace, blamed a "sabotage... more »

Gaia Portal: Predictives are relinquished

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*Predictives are relinquished* by ÉirePort Predictives are relinquished. Stillness is engaged in the storm cycle. Flashes of brilliance are multiplied. Forward movements accelerate. ÉirePort | December 18, 2016 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-Ba

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast: Episode 31—Border Patrol’s Cruel Strategy Against Border Crossers

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 13 hours ago
For more than 20 years, the United States Border Patrol has employed a cruel strategy against border crossers known as “prevention through deterrence.” The strategy is likely responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in 2016. As detailed in the first report in a report series by the humanitarian aid The post ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast: Episode 31—Border Patrol’s Cruel Strategy Against Border Crossers appeared first on Shadowproof.

Best, most beautiful and most useful examples of dinosaur feathers found in amber

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 13 hours ago
An amber specimen is now said to hold one of the best, most beautiful and most useful examples of dinosaur feathers. In recent decades, it’s become increasingly clear that modern-day birds are related to dinosaurs. And, while specimens of amber containing the remnants of feathered dinosaurs have been found before, an amber specimen described on December 8, 2016 in the peer-reviewed journal Current Biology is said to be the most useful yet. Researchers at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) in Canada, who studied the amber specimen, said that while the feathers aren’t the first to b... more »

"Major Economic Warning Sign: The Euro Is Heading For Parity With The U.S. Dollar"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Major Economic Warning Sign: * *The Euro Is Heading For Parity With The U.S. Dollar"* by Michael Snyder "The collapse of the euro is accelerating, and it looks like we could be staring a major European financial crisis right in the face early in 2017. On Thursday, the EUR/USD fell all the way to $1.0366 at one point before rebounding slightly. That represents the lowest that the euro has been relative to the U.S. dollar since January 2003. Ever since 2011, I have been relentlessly warning that the euro is heading for parity with the U.S. dollar. When the EUR/USD was trading at abo... more »

10 Massive Fake News Stories Western Media Has Been Feeding You On Aleppo

Baran Hines at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: aleppo]As the establishment wages war on supposed fake news, they've been caught repeatedly creating it -- especially in war-torn Aleppo.

“We Take Your Picture or You Go To Jail!” Cops Caught on Video in Ominous New Practice

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: pictures]Austin cops were caught in an ominous and outright chilling act of stopping an innocent man on a bike just to photograph his body for a database.

AGW ? Fall Ice Wine Harvest- Cold in India, Cold in Calgary the UK and November Snow in Tokyo

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*When AGW was a spin fail-* *It was rebranded to “climate change” which is truly a statement meaning... nothing. **Climate always changes.. Always has, always will*.* Which is why I stick to AGW- Anthropogenic Global Warming- As originally billed. AGW is A FAIL* While it’s not officially winter here yet...Winter kicks off December 21st. The solstice. The weather we’ve experienced? * Brutally cold for this time of year! Temps well below normal- getting very little media coverage, of course! Doesn’t fit with the hard sell of our impending carbon tax/cap and trade in Ontario- you kn... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
In *The New York Times,* Michael Shear has a pretty good story about Donald Trump's picks for key positions and the ways they're likely to approach their jobs. Shear's headline is "Outsiders Selected by Trump Aim to Unnerve Washington." It's a good story to read if you want to know precisely what you have to worry about in a Trump presidency. A sample: Some of those chosen -- 17 picks so far for federal agencies and five for the White House -- are among the most radical selections in recent history.... a number of Mr. Trump’s most important selections have no experience in federal g... more »


Susan O at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago

Will President Obama Use America's Cyber-arsenal Against Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Obama Confronts Complexity of Using a Mighty Cyberarsenal Against Russia* WASHINGTON — Over the past four months, American intelligence agencies and aides to President Obama assembled a menu of options to respond to Russia’s hacking during the election, ranging from the obvious — exposing President Vladimir V. Putin’s financial ties to oligarchs — to the innovative, including manipulating the computer code that Russia uses in designing its cyberweapons. But while Mr. Obama vowed on Friday to “send a clear message to Russia” as both a punishment and a deterrent,... more »

Randall Revisited - Hertzan Chimera - new cover concept

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 14 hours ago
I've had another look at the *Randall Revisited* cover and I wanted to let the reader really understand what's going on here with this 2017-18 Hertzan Chimera novel... that of an Oxford that's linked to the stars in ways that we don't understand as the book opens. *Message to all the government assassins of Randall: "You are nothing to me. Less than pointless. Worthless pawns in a worthless game. I will wipe you from the face of this Earth and you won't even know why... "Let it be known, I am coming for you in the safe garages of your safe towers and you will all pay for you... more »

Islamic State Suicide Bomber Kills 49 Soldiers In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Suicide bombing kills soldiers in Yemen, claimed by Islamic State* A suicide bomber killed at least 49 soldiers gathered to receive their monthly pay in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday, officials said, as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Officials said at least 60 other troops were wounded in the attack, which occurred near al-Sawlaban military base in Aden's Khor Maksar district, where another Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up a week ago killing 50 soldiers. Aden is the temporary capital of Yemen's internationally recogn...more »

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe Will Be 94 When He Runs For Re-Election In 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*DW:** Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe confirmed as ruling party candidate for 2018* The 92-year-old Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist since the country gained independence from Britain in 1980. He has never named a successor and party infighting has broken out as factions vie to succeed him. Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party's congress has endorsed President Robert Mugabe to be their candidate in the 2018 election when he will be 94. The authoritarian leader, who has been in office for 36 years, was endorse by all party structures, and the announcement was met with resounding ... more »

George Soros and Bill Gates Exposed as the Force Behind Facebook’s New ‘Fake News’ Detector

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: facebook]Facebook has implemented a plan to combat 'fake news' and it will be run by organizations funded by George Soros and Bill Gates.

China Promises To Return Seized U.S. Navy Drone. President-Elect Trump Tells Them To 'Keep It'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2016 *Washington Post: **China said it would return a seized U.S. naval drone. Trump told them to ‘keep it.’* The Chinese government said Saturday it will return a U.S. naval drone seized last week in the South China Sea, a step toward defusing maritime tensions between the two Pacific powers. President-elect Donald Trump reacted to the news by telling them he doesn’t want it back. “We should tell China that we don’t want the drone they stole b... more »

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
The progs could use a little "Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men and Womyn or whatever other gender you may be," to get through the Season. As for me, I'm tuning them out more and more. Living in California, it's a measure of survival. I was shopping in a store yesterday and said, "Merry Christmas," to a clerk after making a purchase and the response was, "Oh, I'll bet you voted for Donald Trump!" The statement was delivered with malice and bitterness. I responded, "*Yes, I did! *But I hope that you have a Merry Christmas." In California, land of fruits, nuts, and progs, there are a l... more »

I Wish For You - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*I wish for you* *Yes* *I wish for you * *Peace* *I wish for you* *Loving kindness* *I wish for you* *Joy* *I wish this for you* *Until the day* *That* *You can wish this for yourself* *Once done for yourself* *Then* *You too can wish this for others* *Until they too can wish this for themselves* *And others* *Then* *The time will arrive* *When* *Our wishes join together* *Yes* *Our wishes will join together* *Our wishes * *For a better Life* *A better community* *A better world* *Will be wished* *Into a new* *Into a vibrant* *And a new way of living * *Th... more »

Is Iran The Real Winner In Aleppo?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Martin Chulov, The Guardian:* *Russia’s influence has risen but Iran is the real winner in Aleppo* Tehran’s help in securing Syria’s second city is much less to do with re-establishing state sovereignty than about asserting its own agenda As the green surrender buses trickled out of Aleppo last Wednesday, Bashar al-Assad’s two biggest backers reacted very differently. Russia, which had brokered the deal with Turkey to allow the refugees to leave, was urging the convoy on towards the countryside, where the first of the city’s final refugees were to be disgorged. Iran, on the other... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * These striking images show just how overcrowded China's population really is Hackers can take over an entire network with this tiny $35 box This animated map shows every single earthquake in the past 15 years Tsunami warning issued after 7.9-magnitude earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea China Orders Shut Down Of 1,200 Factories After Smog "Red Alert" Declared In Beijing George Soros Is Funding Facebook's "Third-Party Fact Checking" Organization Targeting "Fake News" Americans Think There Are 54 Million Muslims In America. There Are Only 3 Million... more »

Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly? Celebrating The Corporate Plunder Of Agriculture

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 15 hours ago
Global Research, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on 25 December, that date was probably originally chosen due to the winter solstice on the ancient Roman calendar or because of one of the various other ancient seasonal festivals and celebrations around that time. Aside from the date, early Christianity also annexed many traditions (see this and this). Places where pagan gods proclaimed revelations became shrines and temples became churches. Ancient superstitions were played on and used to good effect. In some European countries... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The week around the world, in photos: https://t.co/Iu2X3Fc0Zj via @ReutersPictures pic.twitter.com/yVy5B4GVUK — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 17, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Girls taking pictures at the fair on the Red Square in Moscow. © SPUTNIK/ ALEXEY MALGAVKO *WNU Editor:* Pretty girls. Christmas time. Red Square in Moscow. Sighhh .... brings back good memories. :)

Boris Yeltsin Once Played The Clown Role In His Relation To Bill Clinton-- Now Putin Has Señor Trumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Is Britain worried that after January 20th the Trumpy States of America might side with Putin in his war against democracy? A report this weekend from London *Times*' Defense Editor Deborah Haynes, states flatly that "Russia is waging a 'campaign' of propaganda and unconventional warfare against Britain, government officials have acknowledged for the first time. Moscow is behind a concerted drive to undermine the UK through espionage, misinformation, cyberattacks and fake news, senior Whitehall figures believe. Theresa May will chair a National Security Council session within week... more »

Love You Father Mun!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
[Dec. 16] 'Love you, Father Mun' People sending messages to Fr. Mun in celebration of the 50 yr for Fr. Mun to be ordained as a Catholic priest in South Korea. Video editing by Grace Kim

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Gov't to Parents: We Need Your Kids Earlier* Universal pre-K at age 3? Try eight weeks. When Philadelphia’s Democrat Mayor Jim Kenney took office earlier this year, he made universal pre-K one of his policy priorities. Now, children as young as three can begin their government indoctrination in the City of Brotherly Love. But, oh Mr. Mayor. How far behind the times you are. Three years old? To truly get ahold of our kids and mold them into tiny state subjects, government must start much earlier. Not surprisingly, that’s exactly what some are suggesting. As The Federalist’s Joy ... more »

Trump's People are Obviously Clueless. Just ask the Media.

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Bugs at rest.* One of the things I complained about last week was the way the media and commentators have criticized Trump's advisors but never bothered to read what they said. Bloomberg provided an excellent example this week of how the major media dismissively discuss Trump's team using language they would never use with Obama's, even though many individuals on Obama's team come directly out of firms doing business with China, or revolved out to such firms -- all without bothering to find out what Trump's people have actually said. Bloomberg criticized Trump's recent words... *... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*An Australian dream that is a Greenie nightmare* *Ever since Hitler, Greenies have been doing their best to frighten us into thinking that we are going to run out of food. Hitler at least had the excuse that there really were food shortages in Germany immediately after WWI but modern-day Greenies live in an era of unprecedented abundance. Food shortages -- see Paul Ehrlich -- were the no. 1 scare before global warming came along as a tool to make us do the Greenie beck and call -- but they still pop out the old scare at times too -- usually presenting it as a re... more »

Thanks, Obama.

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*This developer must have been overjoyed when Trump was elected President* Surveying the media over the last few weeks, I can confidently say that Donald Trump is a magician. All he had to do was say *Taiwan accio!* and suddenly everyone in the media became a Taiwan expert... ...Speaking of people at the presidential level talking wrongly about Taiwan, lots of Taiwanese were shocked to hear Obama replicate Beijing's expansionist language as he "explained" China using the "poor, put upon China" motif and as a special bonus, used the term "autonomy" as if Taiwan were (already) part o... more »

When Everyone Disbelieves Everything

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Sixteen years ago, David Irving -- who called himself an historian and who denied that the Holocaust actually happened -- accused Deborah Lipstadt of libel. She had attacked his version of World War II. He lost the case and was found by the judge to be a "pro-Nazi polemicist." At the time, Jonathan Freedland wrote: “If we start to doubt corroborated facts, how can we prevent ourselves being swallowed up in doubt, unable to trust anything we see? It might all be a conspiracy, a legend, a hoax. This is the bizarre, never-never world inhabited by David Irving. Now the court has to d... more »

Mixed Scientific Message's

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 17 hours ago
After nearly a decade our federal scientists are now free to speak about their research and findings to the public without censure. *Scientists working for the Canadian government have successfully negotiated a clause in their new contract that guarantees their right to speak to the public and the media about science and their research, without needing approval from their managers.* “ *Employees shall have the right to express themselves on science and their research, while respecting the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector … without being designated as an official media spok... more »

On Woman's Hour

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
I haven't listened to it myself but Kathy at *The Conservative Woman *has a fine piece about last week's *Woman's Hour *power list and the awarding of the top honour to Mrs. Thatcher. Well worth a read.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
I did have to smile at yesterday's *Dateline London* when Alex Deane found himself, yet again, outnumbered by hand-waving, talking-over-you opponents of Brexit. Alex is pro-Brexit, of course. "It's just you. There's a surprise!", quipped Gavin Esler. "As usual!" said Alex back. Indeed. Still it could have been worse. Many's been the episode of *Dateline London *this year where all the guests have been anti-Brexit.

Welcome to Idlib: America's Model Syrian City

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*December 18, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - A report published by The Century Foundation (TCF), a US-based policy think tank, helps shed light on the inner workings of the small northern city of Idlib, Syria. Idlib is to US State Department-listed foreign terrorist organization Jabhat Al Nusra (also known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham or Al Qaeda in Syria) as the eastern Syrian city of Al Raqqa is to the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (IS). It is also home to a wide range of other militant groups cooperating with the terrorist organization, as well as a myriad of nongovernmental organiz... more »

Czech L-159 jets destroy Daesh info center, arms depots

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*Production of ALCAs was resumed* A year ago, I wrote that 15 L-159 ALCA jets that were previously labeled "redundant" by the Czech Air Force were sold to the Iraqi Air Force. L-159 is a cute successor of L-59 (and therefore an older L-39 Albatros) – a training and combat aircraft. According to Wikipedia, the price should be around $10 million a piece but Iraq got it for $2 million. Well, that's very cheap, I think – we sort of subsidized the fight against Daesh, I think. (We're planning to donate them some extra ammunition, too.) It seems that the officials of the Iraqi Air Force...more »

A joke

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
A *Have I Got News For You *joke from this week's show, read by Gary Lineker, set Paul chuckling, Ian twisting his head and the studio audience howling with laughter: Britain's ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has announced that a Brexit deal could take 10 years. That's not fair. Most of the people who voted for it will be dead by then. Leave.EU weren't impressed though: Is this what the BBC has come to? Anti-Brexit propaganda programmes and mocking the elderly? Disgraceful, @GaryLineker. pic.twitter.com/CQFdxjYI3Q — LEAVE.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) December 17, 2016

"The Real Cause of Heart Attacks"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The Real Cause of Heart Attacks"* By Dr. Mercola "We have an epidemic of heart disease in this country and the conventional treatments, such as the use of statin drugs and surgeries involving artery bypasses and stents, typically do not work well. So, what does? Dr. Thomas Cowan is a family physician and a founding member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. In his book, “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease,” which is also available as an audiobook from Audible, he helps answer that question. It’s a fascinating book, ... more »

"I think you're fooling yourself"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
The final *Newsnight *of 2016 featured part of an interview with *The New Yorker*'s liberal, anti-Trump editor David Remnick and a transcript of the full interview has also been published on the BBC News website. The passage that stood out for me was this one (not broadcast on *Newsnight*) where Mr. Remnick and *Newsnight* editor Ian Katz discussed impartiality, and the former had a little dig at the BBC's view of itself: *Ian Katz*: But is there a problem that if you hoist your flag - as you did effectively on the night of the election - that actually when you do this really impo... more »

"Enabling/normalising" Nigel

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Samira Ahmed is not happy again, this time about Radio 4's *Broadcasting House*. BBC producer Luke Jones (who works on *BH*) doesn't agree with her:

Wilcock - Goode - Dreaming Palaces of Tell-tale Alien Infestation...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
I put this in the DREAMS category because... well, it's about dreams. Even if it's about Under-ice Ancient Crystal Cities that have been discovered over a century ago and are being kept from Common Knowledge for whatever ungodly purpose by the Ruling Elite of this conglomerate planet. Let's call a spade a spade, "If you've got it, you'll defend it."

Megalithic, Paleolithic, Neolithic - how does this tie into an - Electric Universe and proto-Saturn?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
*Ancient Egyptian Crowns derived from proto-Saturnian observation???* I don't know... I love the idea that we (the race of Earth humans) actually started our history orbiting within the glowing plasma sheath of a brown dwarf star i.e. proto-Saturn, before its electricapture by our Sun. But... does this mean that the whole 'ice age' freeze, the last one being the Younger Dryas, supposedly 11,000 years ago, and the tendency (from the Vostok ice-core data) for the planet to return to the deepest of deep ice ages.... It just doesn't mesh with this all-pervasive all-nourishing glow from...more »

Let’s clean up the space junk orbiting Earth

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Our lives depend on a world we can’t see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit isn’t a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges us to consider the environmental impact of the satellites we rely on. Our orbital environment is breathtakingly beautiful and our gateway to exploration, she says. It’s up to us to keep it that way.

Fukushima Radiation Hits West Coast Amid Media Blackout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Scientists have confirmed that a radioactive plume from Fukushima has made its way to the west coast of America, amid a total media blackout. According to a recent article by EnviroNews, “medical science and epidemiological studies have demonstrated time and again that there is no safe amount of radiation for a living organism to be subjected to – period.” Alexanderhiggins.com reports: In his piece, Urry also exposed other news agencies like NBC, the New York Post, USA Today and The Inquisitr, catching them with their pants down, in the act of repeating the false assertions of th... more »

Assange Bombshell: Russia Were Not Behind US Election Hacking

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a public appearance to refute CIA claims that Russian hackers influenced the US election. Speaking on Sean Hannity’s radio show, Assange said that Russia were not responsible for the DNC email leaks sent to WikiLeaks. Hill reports: On Sean Hannity’s radio show, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that hacked Democratic documents sent to reporters at Gawker and The Hill may have come from Russia. But, he said, he is confident the emails he received did not come from the same source. “Our source is not the Russian government,” said Assange... more »

UN Climate Change Agenda Plot To Create ‘New World Order’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A former adviser to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused the United Nations (UN) of using the climate change agenda to usher in the New World Order. Maurice Newman accused the UN of using climate change as a tool to expand its control over the entire globe. Themindunleashed.com reports: Newman wrote: “This is not about facts or logic. It’s about a new world order under the control of the United Nations. It’s a well-kept secret, but 95% of the climate models we are told prove the link between CO2 emissions and catastrophic global warming have been found, after nearly ... more »

US Caught Rigging Russia’s Elections

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The United States was caught interfering and rigging elections in Russia twenty years ago – a fact the mainstream media seems to have conveniently forgotten. As the U.S. political establishment and corporate media continue to perpetrate the lie that Russian hackers interfered with this years presidential election – the media are refusing to remind the public how the American government gleefully boasted about doing the very same thing in Russia in 1996. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: Twenty years ago, TIME Magazine exclusively reported on the feats of American political consul... more »

It May Not Feel Like Anything To Be an Alien

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
Humans are probably not the greatest intelligences in the universe. Earth is a relatively young planet and the oldest civilizations could be billions of years older than us. But even on Earth, Homo sapiens may not be the most intelligent species for that much longer. http://ieet.org/archive/cosmos_41511708b08a1cacdeece773f96d6a3a.png

Music Videos: The Triumph of Frontline Water Warriors at Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Music Videos Champion the Triumphs of Frontline Water Warriors at Standing Rock . . . "So What" This music video documents the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest at Standing Rock. While capturing the police brutality and human rights violations against peaceful Water Protectors, the filmmakers were tear gassed, targeted and shot with rubber bullets in an unconstitutional suppression of

Michigan Officials Investigate Election Fraud After New Recount

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Officials in Michigan have found evidence of election fraud during the recent recount efforts, as missing poll books have turned up with their seals tampered with. 95 poll books went missing for days during the recount, and a further 5 books never got returned. Alexanderhiggins.com reports: Records from the Board of Elections also show 101 of the poll books were delivered without a seal on them and an additional 17 poll books were missing seal numbers from the ballot boxes. The missing seals are violations of state election laws and raise the possibility that the poll books may h... more »

Iran Threatens To Intervene In Yemen And Bahrain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the IRGC’s second-in-command (Photo by Tasnim news agency) *Al Arabiya*:* Iran: After Aleppo, we will intervene in Bahrain, Yemen* The leaders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launched provocative statements against the Gulf states threatening to intervene in Bahrain and Yemen. The comments were reported by Iranian media after what they described as a “victory in Aleppo,” upon the massacres, starvation and displacement against civilians. Aleppo was considered as one of the strongholds of the opposition; however, the Syrian regime took a hold of it wi... more »

The U.S. Navy Is Getting Better At Shooting Down Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Standard Missile-3 Block 1B guided missile launched from the USS Lake Erie. Flickr/U.S. Missile Defense Agency *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *How the U.S. Navy is Trying to Make China's 'Carrier-Killer' Missiles Obsolete* The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully launched a salvo of two Raytheon Standard SM-6 Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target earlier this week. USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)—an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer—conducted the test shortly after midnight on Dec. 14 to demonstrate a Sea Based Terminal endo-atmos... more »

Iran Claims The U.S. Has Violated The Nuclear Deal By Extending Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently urged Donald Trump to honor the Iran nuclear deal saying, it's not a bilateral agreement "for one side to be able to scrap." *VOA*:* Iran Claims US Violated Nuclear Deal, Requests Review* Iran has asked for an emergency meeting with the six-nation commission that agreed in 2015 to end crippling economic sanctions against Tehran so that it can hear complaints about the extension of some U.S. penalties despite the accord. The official Iranian news agency said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a request for the meeting of... more »

How Many Americans Are Under Surveillance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland. NSA/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*: *U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance* The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested by members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committ... more »

Winnable Congressional Districts In South Carolina And Texas. Sure Everything Changes... Except The DCCC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Fran Person and Mick Mulvaney* Late Friday, Trump announced that he's nominating South Carolina's far right, libertarian-leaning Mick Mulvaney Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Coincidentally, when the news broke I was on the phone with a DCCC staffer talking about thinking outside the box in targeting. (Caution: *I* was talking about thinking outside the box; he was telling me I'm an idiot and that Democratic losses last month were my fault, not the DCCC's.) Anyway, as soon as I suggested that the DCCC should find a good candidate for the special election in SC-05, ... more »

Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Awesome one man blues band Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vikmUQZpGQ

Musical Interlude: 2CELLOS, “Celloverse”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2CELLOS, “Celloverse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPeo_X7hVe8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. *Click image for larger size.* This sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in the galaxy's e... more »

Privatizing Water - The Next Gold

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

"Find The #1 Song On The Day You Were Born"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Do so here: *- http://playback.fm/birthday-song*

Expect 911 False Flag And Hell On Earth Under Trump: Scholar

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Expect a massive 911 style false flag operation under President-elect Donald Trump following his nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, says American scholar. U.S. neocons who facilitated the false flag September 11, 2001 terror attacks to launch wars in the Middle East and fracture Islam are hailing Tillerson’s appointment and can now finish off what they started under former President George W. Bush. Their objective is mainly to fracture and degrade the religion of Islam. To better control manufactured chaos and wars in Muslim countries and allay Zion... more »

Huntsville: Visiting the Rocket City to Plan GN 2017 Conference

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
I flew from Boston to Huntsville, Alabama on Friday to do a weekend of advance work for the Global Network's 25th annual space organizing conference that will be held in this 'rocket city' on April 7-9, 2017. Huntsville these days is called the 'Pentagon of the South' and serves as the 'directorate' for the Pentagon's provocative 'missile defense' program. I am staying in the home of a local couple who have long been peace workers in this heavily militarized city. When I arrived at the Huntsville airport I was taken aback by the loads of corporate space technology advertisements ... more »

With Trump's Triumph, Where Will Neo-Nazi Candidates Win Down Ballot? Montana?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump is on a victory tour, telling cheering ugly racists to thank African Americans who didn't bother going to the polls for a poll many Democrats saw as unacceptable, even if she was the lesser of two evils. In Hershey, Pennsylvania Thursday night Trump called for the mostly white crowd to cheer for African-Americans who were "smart" to heed his message and therefore "didn't come out to vote." He keeps telling the dim fans who show up for these Hitlerian victory rallies that he won a landslide. He's lying of course, as he does virtually every time he opens his mouth. Hillary won... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Thanks for stopping by!

"The Pursuit And The Meaning..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Pursuing happiness, and I did, and I still do, is not at all the same as being happy, which I think is fleeting, dependent on circumstances...If the sun is shining, stand in it- yes, yes, yes. Happy times are great, but happy times pass, they have to because time passes. The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is life-long, and it is not goal-centered. What you are pursuing is meaning- a meaningful life. There's the hap- the fate, the draw that is yours, and it isn't fixed, but changing the course of the stream, or dealing new cards, whatever metaphor you want to use- that's ... more »

Insect-Inspired Wings Help Robots Right Themselves

stephaniesummar at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 1 day ago
These robots took a cue from roaches. The post Insect-Inspired Wings Help Robots Right Themselves appeared first on Futurism.

Precedent Set — Germany to Fine Facebook $500K for Every ‘Fake News’ Post they Don’t Delete

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: Germany]Germany just announced it will fine Facebook half a million dollars for every fake news and hate speech item that isn't removed within 24 hours.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Belief in the essential decency of Republicans never dies in the mainstream media. Yesterday's *New York Times* included a delusional op-ed by former *Times* executive editor Bill Keller noting that criminal justice reform never happened in D.C. this year, despite a sense that at least some members of both parties were interested in it -- but now that Donald Trump is president, for some reason it might be *more* likely to pass, according to Keller: I can think of four reasons the prospects of federal reform are actually better in 2017. First, it is not an election year. Nothing mak... more »

US will try to re-accelerate hypersonic missiles tests in 2017

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
In 2016, Russia has twice tested a hypersonic glider meant to replace traditional warheads for new generations of intercontinental ballistic missiles, including the heavy Sarmat ICBM. Military expert Boris Litovkin said that after entering the atmosphere the ultra-maneuverable hypersonic reentry vehicles are able to shift their targets in flight thus making them extremely hard to intercept. Russia and China are only able to maneuver the hypersonic missiles at short ranges. The hypersonic missiles are delivered by conventional rockets, fighters or other vehicles before separating an... more »

Unite Election: Who is Ian Allinson?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Here's another election we can look forward to: the position of General Secretary in my union, Unite. The incumbent, Len McCluskey has announced his intention to stand down next year, effectively calling a by-election. If he's victorious, it will allow him to serve out a full term before he heads off into retirement some time after the next general election. His declared opponent is Gerard Coyne, secretary of Unite's West Midlands region. Widely seen as the candidate of the union's right, in his opinion the union should concentrate on members' issues and not internal Labour Party s... more »

US Aegis destroyer demonstrates the ability to shoot down a maneuvering antiship missile like China's DF missiles

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
The US Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), an Aegis baseline 9.C1 equipped destroyer, successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target, demonstrating the Sea Based Terminal endo-atmospheric defensive capability and meeting the test's primary objective. The test was conducted off the coast of Hawaii just after midnight on Dec. 14. "This test demonstrated the capabilities MDA and the Navy are delivering to our fleet commanders," said MDA Director Vice Adm. Jim Syring. "The SM-6 missile a... more »

“3 Steps for Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“3 Steps for Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down”* by Matt Richards; tiny buddha “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi "I guess I’ve always been a creative soul. Even as a young lad of four or five I had teachers taking my drawings of cartoon characters home to show their families. Over the next twenty years I aspired to be a Ghostbuster, The Karate Kid, and then (when it turned out there wasn’t much call for eight-year-old ghost hunters and no suitable Mr Miyagi characters around) a writer, and finally a guitarist, all with varyi... more »

Trump Continues To Find The Worst Possible Nominees For Everything. Next Up: Ambassador To Israel

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The Vladimir Putin cheering squad* What if Trump nominated... let's say... Pam Geller to be ambassador to Israel? Who would stop Miss McConnell from ramming her through the confirmation process? Don't ask me why Trump passed over Geller, but he seems to have found some just as loathsome, No, not Ann Coulter. We don;'t know what Trump has in mind for her. But some crony of his, David Friedman, a lawyer who counseled him on how to cheat stakeholders in his myiad bankruptcy cases was just named ambassador to Israel. I'm sure Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are wagging their tails. Right a... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"The Fed’s ‘Debt Monster’ Is Calling the Shots"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Fed’s ‘Debt Monster’ Is Calling the Shots"* by Bill Bonner "The funny money gets funnier in the US, too… As expected, the Fed raised its key short-term lending rate by 25 basis points, to 0.75%. Stocks fell. Bloomberg Markets: ‘Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening. The Federal Open Market Committee cited “realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation” in increasi... more »

Dec. 17: Escape the trials of the world - read a Faith Page.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
On this Saturday, I get relief from the empty pages of the irving press by turning to its Faith Page. The is a page dominated by columnists who are Christian fundamentalists, ones who believe in the most literal translation of The Bible. They are also part of the bedrock of those who voted for Trump, and so, therefore an inspiration to us all. They also sooth the mind. In fact, the put it right to sleep. On this Sunday, when our leaders are, as always, busy at killing and looting people, especially the poor ones, all over the globe, when they are planning for nuclear war, when Trump...more »

Nostradamus’ Chilling 2017 Predictions Are Already Coming True

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Fresh from a successful 2016, with multiple major predictions coming true, legendary French prophet Nostradamus looks set to continue his 500-year hot streak in 2017 as three disturbing prophecies and two encouraging predictions for the coming year have already begun falling into place. Nostradamus made a name for himself over the centuries after a significant number of his predictions came true, including the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler, the 9/11 attacks, and most recently the election of Donald Trump. So what is in store for us in 2017, according to the prophet w... more »

Pimpin' Ain't Easy

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
On the Trump Douchebag Index, it could be said the fruit of Donald Trump's loins are perhaps a quarter of a cut above that of America's most infamous pimp, Jailbird James O'Keefe. But Eric Trump's latest stunt requires a special, rarified level of the Douchebag Index. Because on Charitybuzz.com, in which you can bid money to spend time with certain high profile people such as Fergie, the Duchess of York, Eric Trump actually tried to pawn 45 minutes of his sister's time supposedly for St. Jude's Hospital. Basically, he tried to pimp out his own sister. Now, realizing wh... more »

People Experiencing Sleep Paralysis May Be In Touch With Spirit World

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Studies conducted on patients experiencing sleep paralysis show the terrifying experiences are real, not “hallucinations” as previously thought. Have you ever woken up in the middle of night paralyzed? Do you ever feel an evil presence by your bed or have you experienced “hallucinations” that you are being attacked while you are asleep? Well, you are not the only one – the terrifying disorder affects millions of people worldwide. AnonHQ reports: In medical terms, sleep paralysis refers to a brief period at sleep onset, or off-set, during which a person is unable to move or speak w... more »

Illuminati Leak: Current Membership Of ‘Committee Of 300’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An ex-Illuminati member who is vowing to tell the world everything about the secret society has posted a list of the elite members of the Illuminati and the Committee Of 300 leadership. After spending 47 years as a high-ranking illuminati member, the anonymous insider says that he wants to reveal everything about the secret society’s plans after it all became “too much to bear” for him. In his first post the insider revealed the process you have to go through in order to become a member, as well as in-depth information about the ‘Space flights’ program, and shocking revelations ab... more »

Censored News Celebrates Native American Youths and Future Generations!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Native American youths ran from Standing Rock to North Dakota this summer, empowering youths worldwide with the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. We survived and celebrate Native youths and future generations! It is a great time to be alive! Censored News has survived a full decade with no advertising, grants, or revenues. We celebrate this victory and share it with all of

CIA/Clinton led "elite" coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump.

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
Paul Craig Roberts is warning of a CIA led coup being currently underway against American democracy and the Trump presidency. As evidence, he has posted a link to an analysis by blogger Moon of Alabama. I have copied and pasted the entire Moon of Alabama analysis below and will have my thoughts in comments to follow: PCR has also posted an editorial on the same topic by the Albuquerque Journal. Further update on US coup crisis by PCR. The "Elite" Coup Of 2016By Moon Of AlabamaDecember 16, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "Moon Of Alabama" - - There is an "elite" coup atte... more »

Quote of the Day: On religion & human decency

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”* ~ Christopher Hitchens, from his book *God is Not Great* . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

F-bombs and bar brawls by-the-sea!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016Is this a film about race:* This past Thursday night, Anderson Cooper aired two worthwhile segments about white working-class Trump voters. During the 8 o'clock hour, Martin Savidge reported from West Virginia coal country. During the 9 o'clock hour, Van Jones was back in Trumbull County, Ohio, exploring the view from the Rust Belt. We thought those reports were valuable. Over here in our own liberal bubble, we're so eager to display our lack of racial bias that we sometimes race to display our *class* bias. We offer sweeping generalizations about the... more »

Chris Hedges: Israel’s Secret Weapons–“Combat-Tested” Against the People of Gaza

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Dec 17, 2016 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the influence of the Israeli arms industry with independent journalist Rania Khalek. They examine the Israeli weapons and tactics that are tested on Palestinians in occupied territory and then sold to the world. RT […]

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Breaking News As 14 US/Israel/NATO Operatives Captured In Eastern Aleppo

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
OK, I have been stating it for years now that this "war" against Syria has been nothing more than the evil US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal wanting to have not only Bashar al-Assad removed from the Presidency, but also to brutalize and destroy that nation as well... AND I have not pulled any punches in stating the obvious, that the so called 'ISIS', or "terrorists", or even the fraud "moderate rebels" are nothing of the sort. For the evidence is overwhelming that these "terrorists" and others are nothing more than US/Israel/NATO (and some Saudi and other "coalition") operatives and m... more »

Elon Musk talking about making a tunneling company to fix traffic

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
Elon Musk has tweeted about starting a company that will make tunneling equipment and dig tunnels that will relieve traffic. Elon Musk has started two transportation related companies Tesla for electric cars and Spacex for launching into space. He has also initiated the development of Hyperloop and believes that supersonic electric planes would be successful. New technology has dramatically reduced the cost—and disruption—of building tunnels under busy cities for rail, road and utility projects. Engineers in recent decades have developed mechanized and automated systems to chew thr... more »

New genes responsible for ALS identified using IBM Watson Health

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
Barrow Neurological Institute and IBM Watson Health today announced results of a revolutionary study that has identified new genes linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The discovery gives ALS researchers new insights that will pave the way for the development of new drug targets and therapies to combat one of the world's most devastating and deadly diseases. The groundbreaking discovery involved IBM Watson, a cutting-edge form of artificial intelligence, to help unravel the mysteries of the brain and provide Barrow scientists with never-... more »

Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Wants Charges Dropped Because Castile Had THC in His Blood

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: castille]According to the cop who killed Philando Castile for no reason, having THC in your blood is grounds for summary execution by police.

Ron Paul: CIA Meddled In ‘Hundreds’ Of Elections

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
While the US continue to blame Russia for interfering in the US election, it seems the CIA are the experts when it come to meddling in other country’s elections. Former presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul said that US government “propagandists” push for a foreign policy of “intervening around the world” After Hillary Clinton blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for personally directing a cyberattack that cost her the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Paul shrugged off the allegations as a “fiasco” in an interview for RT where he discusses “fake news” and more RT reports: “I think...more »

101-Year-Old Paedophile Becomes Britain’s Oldest Convict

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A 101-year-old retired lorry driver has become Britain’s oldest convicted paedophile after having been found guilty of a string of historic sex offences against children. The 101-year-old paedophile was reported to police after his victim’s saw Facebook posts praising his 100th birthday celebration. The Mirror reports: Police fear he may have preyed on others youngsters who had not yet come forward. DC Fennon, who conducted a series of interviews with the paedophile, told the Birmingham Mail : “Throughout my entire service I have never been as affected as I was in this case. “I ha... more »

"The Real Problem: At Least 6 In 10 Americans Read Headlines… and NOTHING ELSE"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Real Problem: * *At Least 6 In 10 Americans Read Headlines… and NOTHING ELSE"* by WashingtonsBlog "Slate pointed out in 2013: "I asked Josh Schwartz, a data scientist at the traffic analysis firm Chartbeat, to look at how people scroll through Slate articles. Schwartz also did a similar analysis for other sites that use Chartbeat and have allowed the firm to include their traffic in its aggregate analyses. Schwartz’s data shows that readers can’t stay focused. The more I type, the more of you tune out. And it’s not just me. It’s not just Slate. It’s everywhere online. When peo... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, December 17, 2016: 13,506.3 Hiroshima Bombs"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such reports will be on December 31, 2016 and January 14, 2017. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific FACT, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we ... more »

Districts Like OH-06 Put Trump Over The Top-- And They Are Slated By The GOP To Feel The Most Pain

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Bill Johnson's Ohio River Valley district (OH-06) is one of the poorest districts in the country ($41,719 median income) and one of the whitest (95%). It borders on West Virginia and Kentucky and often seems more politically in synch with those states than with the rest of Ohio. Many of the district's voters in fact, live in the Wheeling, Parkersburg and Huntington, West Virginia suburbs. It used it be Blue Dog territory but flipped to the Republicans in 2010 and has grown redder and redder since then. Ohio was a good state for Trump this year but the 6th district went for him wit... more »

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