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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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When pop science hype against QM makes Indian cranks too self-confident

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 32 minutes ago
Giotis has pointed out that there's a new physics.hist-ph preprint on the arXiv reporting another poll about "interpretations" of quantum mechanics: Surveying the Attitudes of Physicists Concerning Foundational Issues of Quantum Mechanics The abstract page suggests that the authors are Sujeevan Sivasundaram *and* Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen. I find Sujeevan Sivasundaramajarabalasubramaniankoothrappali's name too long so let us call him SS instead. SS is an earring-enhanced Indian student in Denmark and Nielsen is his adviser. Well, aside from the title, the list of the authors is ... more »

"A Lesson From A Pebble"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"A Lesson From A Pebble"* "Drop a pebble in the water and with just a splash it is gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be. Drop a pebble in the water and in a minute you forget, But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet, And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown; You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone. Drop an unkind or careless word and in a minute it is gone; But t... more »

Media Takes a Crack at Critiquing Itself, Sort of, at the National Press Club

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*- by Skip Kaltenheuser* Thursday night, Dec. 1st, the National Press Club in Washington, DC put up a panel discussion, *The Trump Victory and 2016 Election-- What the Media Got Right & Wrong*. A promising title, it filled every seat. I expected much would be made of media lost in a labyrinth of echo chambers, unable to dodge the bull-headed minotaur of Clinton surrogates, but I was wrong. Other than pesky polling, there wasn’t as much “why” in the journalists’ analysis as hoped. Or of what they got wrong. You can watch a video of the panel above. Uncertain I could attend that n... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "My Orchid Spirit (Extragalactic)"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "My Orchid Spirit (Extragalactic)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK_2fgj_Vts

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it like this: all dusty. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. With a long exposure from a dark location, though, the dust cloud surrounding the Pleiades star cluster becomes very evident. The below exposure took about 30 hours and covers a sky area several times the size of the full moon. *Click image for larger size.* Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiad... more »

Chet Raymo, “Daybreak”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Daybreak”* by Chet Raymo “I may have been in the last generation of youngsters who grew up with an awareness of the works of Maxfield Parrish. The children's' books he illustrated were still in circulation. Reproductions of his works appeared with some regularity in books and magazines meant for kids, and they were commonly framed for children's rooms. To me, they represented a fantasy world, a never-never land of make-believe. Those skies! The blues! The golds! The luminous mists! The billowing clouds like castles in the air! The unearthly light that sugarcoats trees and crags! ... more »

Psychology: “How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?”* by Jim Taylor, Ph.D. “It’s a wonder that good decisions are ever made by the species known as Homo Sapiens. The reality is that the cards are stacked against us whenever we are faced with choices, especially when the decisions are of consequence. Think about all of the horrendously bad decisions that have been made in recent history and how obviously bad they look in our rear-view mirrors. The Iraq war, securitizing mortgages, Congress not voting for background checks on gun purchases, another season of The Bachelor, the list goes on. ... more »

Incoming Trump Team Urges Honest Pizzagate Investigation

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The establishment and mainstream media are trying to destroy the investigation into Pizzagate and suppress the findings, but the incoming Trump administration are taking it seriously and demanding a real inquiry. The son and advisor of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s pick for National Security Advisor, has gone public and called for an honest investigation. On Sunday, Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr., tweeted, “Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many ‘coincidences’ tied to it.” Until #Pizzagate pr... more »

"Live Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Cherokee Expression

"Granny Battles The Bank"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Granny Battles The Bank"* by Reuters “A 98 year old woman in the UK wrote this to her bank. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the Times. Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my Pension, an arrangement, which, I admit, has been in place for only thirty eight years. You... more »

"Life, eh?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"We said together, wistfully, 'Life, eh?' It says everything without having to say anything: that we all experience moments of joyful or painful reflection, sometimes alone, sometimes sharing laughs and tears with others; that we all know and appreciate that however wonderful and precious life is, it can equally be a terribly confusing and mysterious beast. 'Life, eh?'" - Miranda Hart

Special Congressional Election In Georgia Is Not As Open-And-Shut As It Would Have Once Been

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Price and Ryan-- these 2 want to end Medicare* Georgia doesn't have any swing districts. The state's 14 congressional districts are gerrymandered up to pack Democrats huge numbers of Democrats into 4 districts. John Lewis' 5th (metro Atlanta-- D+32), Hank Johnson's 4th district (mostly DeKalb County east of Atlanta plus Rockdale County and parts of Gwinnett and most of Newton counties-- D+21), David Scott's 13th district (the mostly African-American suburbs southwest of Atlanta-- D+16) and Sanford Bishop's 2nd district (Macon, Columbus and Albany- D+6). By packing so many Democrat... more »

American Politics and the rise of Trump - Liberty on the Rocks: Happy Hour

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: LoTR] Well, technically, I guess, given the election and the candidates on offer it should be called an *un*happy hour. But since it’s at a handy Mt Eden location filled with liberty lovers and Belgian beer, the last Liberty on the Rocks event for 2016 can’t fail to be a happy affair. And this time we’re joined by someone who was once a delegate in the US Presidential Election political process to answer all your burning questions. Like: *How does the American political system work? * *Is it a Republic? A Democracy? * *How in the world did Donald Trump just come to ... more »

Platypus venom could be used for diabetes treatment

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 5 hours ago
Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. The males of the extraordinary semi-aquatic mammal - one of the only kind to lay eggs - have venomous spurs on the heels of their hind feet. The poison is used to ward off adversaries. But scientists at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University have discovered it contains a hormone that could help treat diabetes. The hor... more »

Libyan Pro-Government Forces Have Capture The Islamic State Stronghold Of Sirte

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:** Libyan forces claim control of ISIL stronghold of Sirte* Hundreds of loyalist troops and unknown number of ISIL fighters killed as pro-government forces seize coastal city. Forces aligned to Libya's UN-backed national unity government have gained full control of Sirte after months of fighting, in a major blow to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in the country. "Our forces have total control of Sirte," Reda Issa, a spokesman for pro-government forces, told AFP news agency on Monday. "Our forces saw Daesh totally collapse," he said referring to th... more »

Amazon opening cashier less stores, drive thru stores and large IKEA like chain stores and is targeting 2000 physical stores of different formats

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 5 hours ago
Amazon.com unveiled Monday its first small-format grocery store, Amazon Go, one of at least three brick-and-mortar formats the online retail giant is exploring Amazon hopes to ultimately operate more than 2,000 grocery and convenience stores across the US in a number of different formats. The goal is for Amazon, the biggest online retailer in the US, to completely control the physical flow of products from its warehouses to the end consumer, opening up the possibility for a more robust delivery network and a retail presence that rivals Target and Walmart. Of the three varieties of ... more »

Water Protectors attorneys urge state to drop charges against 550 protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. Photo Pacific Press Statement from the Water Protector Legal Collective: Censored News, December 4, 2016 Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is denying an easement to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) to drill under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed and


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
The president-elect and his daughter Ivanka met with Al Gore today: President-elect Donald Trump met on Monday with Al Gore -- one of the most vocal advocates of fighting climate change. Before the meeting, Trump spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on a daily briefing call that Gore would meet with Ivanka Trump, the President-elect's daughter, about climate issues, but he did not know what specifically was on the agenda. He had also said the former Democratic vice president would not meet with Trump himself. But Gore told reporters after the meeting that he met with Trump himself ... more »

Simple Processing Technique Could Cut Cost of Organic PV and Wearable Electronics

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 6 hours ago
A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies. By enabling production of efficient single-layer solar cells, the new process could help move organic photovoltaics into a new generation of wearable devices and enable small-scale distributed power generation. Developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and colleagues from three other institutions, the technique provides a new way of inducing p-type electrical doping i... more »

US Air Force will acquire 15,000 improved 2000 pound bunker busters from 2017 through about 2025

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 6 hours ago
The US Air Force (USAF) has issued a draft request for proposals (RfP) for a new 2000 pound penetrator warhead to replace its current BLU-109/B and BLU-109C/B systems. The draft RfP for the BLU-137/B Penetrator Warhead, released on 2 December, covers low-rate initial production (LRIP) and four full-rate production (FRP) lots totalling 15,000 bombs. Intended to be in the same 2,000 lb class of warhead as the BLU-109/B and BLU-109C/B, the BLU-137/B will be procured in an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract running from fiscal year (FY) 2017 to 2021. LRIP will numb... more »

Quote o' the day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
"We should take tribal land away from public treatment. As long as we can do it without unintended consequences, I think we will have broad support around Indian country." - Self-loathing Cherokee tribe member and US Rep. Markwayne Mullin. Sure, like in Cannonball, North Dakota, for instance?

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Residents wave as the caravan carrying the ashes of Cuba’s late President Fidel Castro arrives in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, December 3, 2016. CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS / REUTERS *Ian Bremmer, Time:** After Castro—5 Nations Where Dictators Still Rule* Fidel is dead, and now, buried. Some will call him the last of the Cold Warriors. But there are still plenty of regimes that have been in power for decades. Are they frozen in time, or is change bubbling beneath the surface? In each case, the answer may depend on how long political power can be kept within the family. A look at five of the l... more »

Terrestrial Energy innovates on molten salt reactor design for faster development and easier regulatory approvals

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 6 hours ago
Here is information from an October 2016 Terrestrial Energy presentation on their Integral Molten Salt Reactor *Introduction to Terrestrial Energy* • Terrestrial Energy • Commercializing a SMR for 2020s deployment - Cost-competitive with fossil fuel combustion - Ideal for industrial heat and SMR markets • Technology – next generation Molten Salt Reactor (“MSR”) • Proprietary MSR design – the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (“IMSR™”) • High technology readiness • Conducting basic/preliminary engineering work - Concludes with construction and licensing of the first commercial IMSR power plant... more »

Russia AND China Veto Aleppo Ceasefire Resolution. While France Deplores..

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*About that UN Resolution mentioned in the previous post?* *SAA & Allies Control 2/3rds of East Aleppo- Aleppo psyop ended?* *UN Security Council Vote Today on Aleppo Ceasefire Plan * *The United Nations Security Council is due to vote Monday on a resolution calling for a seven-day cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and unimpeded access for the delivery of humanitarian aid.* *The resolution drafted by Egypt, Spain and New Zealand says the council would consider seven-day extensions to the halt in fighting. The text bans attacks "with any weapons," including airstrikes ... more »

Poo Haikus (and Other Unconventional Ways to Raise Awareness about Global Health)

Jeremy Youde at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
Writing about poo Raises awareness, saves lives Oddest line on CV I am definitely not a poet. Fortunately, the organizers of Poo Haiku had nearly 150 other entries from which to select 12 winners to have their haikus memorialized on the 2017 Poo Haiku calendar. This may seem like fun and games (and, let’s face […]

FBI Policy Of Manufacturing Terrorism Plots Reaffirmed By Appeals Court

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that provides further support for the FBI and its policy of inducing individuals to plot acts of terrorism. The post FBI Policy Of Manufacturing Terrorism Plots Reaffirmed By Appeals Court appeared first on Shadowproof.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Cabot, Arkansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

World News Briefs -- December 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Smoke rises after air strikes on rebel-controlled besieged eastern Aleppo, Syria December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki *Reuters*: *Russia says to start talks with U.S. on Aleppo rebel withdrawal* The Russian government said on Monday it would start talks with Washington on a rebel withdrawal from Aleppo this week as Russian-backed Syrian forces fought to seize more territory from rebels who are struggling to avoid a major defeat. The latest army attack, which saw fierce clashes around the Old City, aims to cut off another area of rebel control in eastern Aleppo and tighten the n... more »

life and death

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

"Strange Is Our Situation..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others… for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” - Albert Einstein

"The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science”* by Scott Adams "Before I start, let me say as clearly as possible that I agree with the scientific consensus on climate change. If science says something is true– according to most scientists, and consistent with the scientific method– I accept their verdict. I realize that science can change its mind, of course. Saying something is “true” in a scientific sense always leaves open the option of later reassessing that view if new evidence comes to light. Something can be “true” according to science while simultaneously being comp... more »

A can-kicking PM

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: John_Key_Cartoon-McGrail] In years to come, I suspect, John Key’s long-term legacy will be seen as being the PM who kicked the can down the road. He was a man who understood many of the issues a new government urgently needed to address, and even clearly articulated what that government needed to do to address them. Yet he didn’t do any of them. Not one. Instead he smiled and waved, and he kicked the can down the road. John Key said in 2008 that "Nanny State is storming through your front door.” She still is. He did nothing to stop her. He said (correctly) that in hoov... more »

The Media and Their Atrocities by Michael Parenti (2000)

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
by Michael Parenti Writer, Dandelion Salad michaelparenti.org, May 2000 December 5, 2016 For the better part of a decade the U.S. public has been bombarded with a media campaign to demonize the Serbian people and their elected leaders. During that time, the U.S. government has pursued a goal of breaking up Yugoslavia into a cluster […]

Why Renzi Lost the Referendum

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
As someone who wasn't born into political radicalism (quite the opposite), relics of attitudes and ideas long abandoned sometimes clutter up the synapses. And one of these is a notion I used to hold about politicians. At the risk of making myself red faced, until quite late in the day I believed that climbing the greasy poll, to be a councillor, a Member of Parliament, and a minister you had to have something about you. Some level of intellect, a dash of charisma, the capacity to connect with people and, most helpful of all, nous. And a part of me is disappointed every time an elec... more »

BREAKING: Mistrial Declared for Cop Who Murdered Walter Scott as He Ran Away On Video

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: slager]A mistrial has been declared in the case of Michael Slager, the officer who shot a man in the back as he ran away over a broken taillight.

Resist Arrest

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
No one likes to be arrested. Sometimes people use strong language in response to being arrested. Some people are very rude on being arrested. While imprudent (you should always be polite when dealing with the police) such conduct is not criminal in itself. Remember, even if you are really upset at being arrested the police are just doing their job and they deserve respect and not insults! But again, being rude is not criminal. What is criminal is resisting arrest. The Criminal Code provides: 129. Every one who (a) resists or wilfully obstructs a public officer or peace offic... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Wikipedia *CNN:* *Joint Chiefs prep military strategy plans for Trump and top commanders* (CNN)The Joint Chiefs of Staff are finalizing a classified military strategy they plan to present to President-elect Donald Trump detailing the military challenges to the US, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Saturday. The classified report has been underway for months, and is spearheaded by General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Key commanders such as General Joseph Votel, head of Central Command and others have also been involved. The report was not created s... more »

First Walk away Safe, Molten-Salt nuclear plant that would be cheaper than coal power likely to be set up in Indonesia

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 8 hours ago
ThorCon Is a block constructed, passively safe, molten-salt, nuclear fission power plant It is passively safe and has multiple layers of passive safety. The design is modular and lowcost. 500MW units can be factory built and shipped to the site where it will be installed The calculations show that the system will be cheaper than coal at total cost of 2.4 cents per kwh. 1.3 cents per kwh for capital cost Read more »

Russia & China Veto UNSC Resolution On Aleppo Truce

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Monday that called for a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo. Russia argued that a truce would only permit the militants to regroup and that the subject required further talks between Moscow and Washington. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described the draft resolution as “counterproductive” British U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said: “Russia and China have chosen to veto not because of a lack of consultation, but because of their long-standing, misplaced faith in a despot who has killed nearly half a million o... more »

The Democratic Party's Scourge: Identity Politics

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog-AZ)-- the worst of the worst* Since 1964 more women have voted in presidential elections than men. In 2008, for example, 70.4 million women voted, compared to 60.7 million men. That's a big difference. 65.7% of eligible women voted but only 61.5% of eligible men. In the last House there were 84 women out of 365 members-- 22 Republicans (8.9% of their party) and 62 Democrats (33.0% of their party). Statistically, it's odd that over half the members of Congress aren't women. In the out-going Senate 20% of the members are women-- 6 Republicans and 14 Democrats... more »

Is The U.S. Military The Best In The World?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley *Col. Gary Anderson, USMC (Ret.)/Thomas Ricks, Foreign Policy:* *Here’s why Ash Carter should stop saying we have the best military in the world* Ash Carter, the current secretary of defense, has been beginning his recent speeches with the statement that today’s American military is the best the world has ever seen. That kind of chest beating breeds complacency. History is replete with civilian and military leade... more »

Marchers in blizzard -- DAPL says it will drill without a permit Dec. 5, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Photo Lakota People's Law Project Photo Lakota People's Law Project Photo Lakota People's Law Project Photo Lakota People's Law Project Photo by Matt Remley . Police and military building barracks today to protect DAPL. Police and military building barracks today to protect DAPL. Police and military building barracks today to protect DAPL. Police and military are

BREAKING: Veterans & Water Protectors Unite — Retake Bridge Held by Police Since Violent Confrontation

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: veterans] In a heartening display of unity and solidarity, U.S. veterans and water protectors marched to the 1806 bridge to bring peace to a place of so much violence.

Pearl Harbor False Flag 75th Anniversary: Time to Admit the Deception

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Pearl Harbor was plotted to lure Japan into war. The post Pearl Harbor False Flag 75th Anniversary: Time to Admit the Deception appeared first on Waking Times.

We’ve Been Sold a Lie – Time to Stop Watching the Show

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - Our only way forward is to invent a new future. The post We’ve Been Sold a Lie – Time to Stop Watching the Show appeared first on Waking Times.

Islam is not feminist enough

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I have not read the 199 page Casey Review, but I know some people who have. Well, I assume the BBC have. Has. This morning the BBC were still in a seemingly never-ending loop, obsessing about sexual abuse in football, while Sky News wheeled in Haras Rafiq and Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra to discuss the matter. But it was short and sweet. Rafiq looked disconcerted when ‘time ran out’ before he was able to finish a point. I can’t remember what was said, but it was largely a case of Muslims wondering why the British expected *Muslims* to adapt to *the British,* rather than the other way round.... more »

Pentagon: 'Russia Is The No. 1 Threat To The U.S.'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russia has deployed its fleet of Su-33 warplanes to the Mediterranean for Syria operations *Reuters:* *U.S. reshaping budget to account for Russian military threat* Russia's increasing military activities around the world have unsettled top U.S. military officials, who say they are reshaping their budget plans to better address what they now consider to be the most pressing threat to U.S. security. "Russia is the No. 1 threat to the United States. We have a number of threats that we're dealing with, but Russia could be, because of the nuclear aspect, an existential threat to the U... more »

Who Wants to Control the World?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

Dec. 5: The most contemptible, lying..........

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 9 hours ago
.... piece of journalism I have ever seen. This story is so contemptible, I have put it in its own box. Look below for the THE STINKER in capital letters. But first, we go to the lower headline. page one of the irving press. "Remown Moncton artist, Joe Collins, celebrated" Think about that. This newpapers has more, far more, proofreading errors than I have ever seen. In a real newspaper, such an error is not only rare - it's never found in a headline. Above that , in a red band across the top of the page, is the paper's slogan "Up-to-the minute breaking news every day." That's just... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Syrian Arab Army's Lightning Advance In Eastern Aleppo Exposes Biggest Mainstream Media Propaganda Campaign Ever!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
The battles to recapture the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo continue... BUT in spite of the lies coming out of the Jew spew media and of course the last ditch efforts by the criminals in the US and the UN to get another "ceasefire" to try to save their mercenaries that are presently being slaughtered by the advancing Syrian government forces, the city of Aleppo will most probably fall within the coming week... Once the city of Aleppo is finally liberated from the evil cabal the vain attempts by the criminal cabal to destroy Syria and remove Bashar al-Assad from power will... more »

US Sidelined on Syria Solution; EU Offers Cash for Concessions; Rebels Refuse to Surrender

Joanne Leon at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
Next Cold War Roundup 12/4/16 US, Britain and France try to force ceasefire in East Aleppo, 60% of which has been recaptured. Russia refuses until rebels and jihadis leave. US is being sidelined as Turkey holds talks with rebels and the EU tries to cut a deal with Damascus, offering The post US Sidelined on Syria Solution; EU Offers Cash for Concessions; Rebels Refuse to Surrender appeared first on Shadowproof.

Russian Ministry Of Defense: 'At Least 8 NATO Ships Monitored The Russian Naval Group As It Made Its Way From Russia To The Coast Off Syria'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov © Norwegian Royal Airforce / Reuters *TASS*: *At least eight NATO ships monitored Russian naval group on way to Mediterranean* *A task force of the Northern Fleet left on a mission for the northeastern part of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean in October* MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Up to eight ships of NATO’s member-countries were accompanying the Russian naval group on its way to the Mediterranean, but not violations of international laws of the sea occurred in the process, the Russian Navy’s Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Vladimir Koroly... more »

Second Russian Navy Jet Crashes Into The Mediterranean While Attempting A Carrier Landing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The Sukhoi Su-33 (pictured) is a variation of the Su-27, adapted for use on aircraft carriers *Daily Mail*:* A SECOND jet crashes into the Mediterranean while attempting to land on Russian aircraft carrier as it returned from Syria* * A Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker jet crashed into the Mediterranean on Saturday * The plane was coming in to land on the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov * It is believed to have been on a bombing mission in Syria, pilot survived * The arrester wire, which is designed to catch the landing plane, snapped A Russian Navy jet has crashed into the Mediterranean while opera... more »

The Stopped Clock (right twice daily)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
This is shameless theft, but I thought that Andrew Price did a good job summarizing the party of the Ass/Donkey. Thus, I lifted his entire blog post and am re-posting it here for your reference. *Some thoughts on Democrats* Liars and Hypocrites: Most people think the worst of their opponents in politics. If you step back and examine things honestly however, you generally discover this isn't true. Heck, even the evil Soviets weren't as bad as people imagined. With the Democrats, however, it is true. Their party is a wretched hive of scum, villainy, hate and treachery. Think about ... more »

Veterans Head For Flint After Dakota Access Pipeline Victory

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The North Dakota pipeline battle may be over but veterans and activists who opposed of the project have said that their fight isn’t over yet and the Flint water crisis is next target on their list. The US military veterans who backed Native American tribes in their protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline may be headed to Michigan next, where the city of Flint is still dealing with lead in their water supply. The Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday that it would not approve the easement allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be built under Lake ... more »

A Whole New Universe: OpenAI Just Opened a School for AI

Eleazer Corpuz at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 10 hours ago
OpenAI has released Universe, an open source digital playground that virtually tests and trains AI using games, apps, and more. In the software, AI can even practice “transfer learning,” in which an agent takes what it has learned in one application and applies it to another. The post A Whole New Universe: OpenAI Just Opened a School for AI appeared first on Futurism.

Rumors of an Autonomous Apple Vehicle Surface Again

Dom Galeon at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 10 hours ago
In a letter to US transport regulators, Apple said it was "excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation." The tech firm has even registered several car-related internet domains, including apple.car and apple.auto, adding to the suspicion that the company is investing in self-driving car tech. The post Rumors of an Autonomous Apple Vehicle Surface Again appeared first on Futurism.

Bringing Westworld’s AI to Life: Google is Teaching its Robots to Dream

Jess Vilvestre at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 10 hours ago
Google is giving its AI DeepMind dreams and this seems to be speeding up its learning by 10 times. Video games may be on the mind right now for the neural network, but soon we may see a graduation to facial recognition and cancer research. The post Bringing Westworld’s AI to Life: Google is Teaching its Robots to Dream appeared first on Futurism.

General Flynn is stark raving mad!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016The surprising appeal of The Crazy:* Way back when, itinerant merchants would peddle "elixir remedies" designed to "cure what ails you." During our sophomore year in college, we created an award-winning show which referenced this fact. The show was an homage to our Grandfather Rufus, who we'd learned about the previous year from our older half-brother. It had an award-winning cast. This will sound chronologically improbable, but Grandfather Rufus was a traveling showman starting around the time of the Civil War. He even has his own Wikipedia page concerni... more »

McDonald’s Employee Charged with 2 Counts of Battery — For Putting Mustard in a Cop’s Drink

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: mustard]For putting mustard in a police officer's drink, a Kansas man and now former McDonals's employee, is being charged as if he beat the officer up.

Challenge for uranium mines is to time mine production for when rising demand gets through oversupply and inventories

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 11 hours ago
Uranium prices are low and there is plenty of uranium in the ground that could be mined to increase production. However, miners have to time the development of uranium to match increasing demand but not before oversupply and inventories are mostly used up. This way uranium prices will increase to make uranium development profitable. There is already a gap between the uranium consumed by reactors and the uranium produced from the world’s mines, which has been the case for many years. That gap has been bridged by secondary supplies – uranium in various forms that is already out of the... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

"The Shocking Truth About How Barack Obama Was Able To Prop Up The U.S. Economy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Shocking Truth About How Barack Obama * *Was Able To Prop Up The U.S. Economy"* By Michael Snyder "Barack Obama is one of the biggest “Keynesians” of all time, but unfortunately most Americans don’t even understand what that means. In this article, I am going to share with you the primary reason why Barack Obama has been able to prop up the U.S. economy over the past eight years. If Barack Obama had not taken the extreme measures that he did, we would be in the midst of a historic economic depression right now. But by propping things up in the short-term, he has absolutely dem... more »

China Flew Nuclear-Capable Bombers Around Taiwan For The First Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*FOX News*: *China flew nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan before Trump call with Taiwanese president* Less than a week before President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan’s president over the phone, China flew a pair of long-range nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan for the first time, two U.S. officials revealed to Fox News. On Nov. 26, two Chinese Xian H-6 bombers, along with two escort planes, a Tupolev Tu-154 and Shaanxi Y-8, around the island of Taiwan from mainland China, taking off and landing from two separate Chinese military bases. The escort jets were used to c... more »

Interview: Devyn Springer, Queer Black Muslim, On Art And Mental Illness

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
For part three of Roqayah Chamseddine’s interview with Devyn Springer, a queer black Muslim, he highlights his work as an artist. The post Interview: Devyn Springer, Queer Black Muslim, On Art And Mental Illness appeared first on Shadowproof.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
You could argue that Democrats asked for the Politico headline they got because they brought up Merrick Garland in connection with Trump appointees: Senate Democrats are preparing to put Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks through a grinding confirmation process, weighing delay tactics that could eat up weeks of the Senate calendar and hamper his first 100 days in office. Multiple Democratic senators told POLITICO in interviews last week that after watching Republicans sit on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court for nearly a year, they’re in no mood to fast-track Trump’s selec... more »

Chess is Smart and Sexy! The Mysterious Psychology of Chess Intelligence 1/3

Alex Durig at Science 2.0 Blogs - 11 hours ago
[image: Alexandra Kosteniuk - Great Women's Chess Champion] read more

Second Russian Sukhoi Su-33 Carrier-based Fighter Crashes

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 11 hours ago
A second Russian fighter has crashed attempting to land on the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, according to a Monday statement from the Kremlin. The Sukhoi Su-33 (NATO reporting name Flanker-D) crashed after trying to land on Saturday on the carrier operating off the coast of Syria. “While landing after completing a combat task in the Syrian sky, a Su-33 fighter jet skidded off the dock because the cable of arresting device broke,” the ministry said, according to the Russian state-controlled site Sputnik. “The pilot ejected and was immediately brought aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy a... more »

“Pizzagate”: Man Arrested In Comet Ping Pong Restaurant Shooting

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A man with an assault rifle allegedly walked into a Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington D.C. on Sunday. The bizarre incident is being used to reinforce the dangers of “fake news”. A man wielding an assault rifle reportedly entered the restaurant to investigate an online conspiracy that says the pizza parlour is operating a child abuse ring run by prominent Democrats… or as main stream media say, is the target of ‘fake news’ reports. No one was injured during the incident The video below covers the event at the Comet Pizza shop which many are speculating to be some sort o... more »

The Economy: "No Surrender in the Fed’s ‘War on the Markets’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"No Surrender in the Fed’s ‘War on the Markets’"* by Bill Bonner "People never intend to bring disasters upon themselves. But they sometimes put themselves in situations in which disaster is the only way out. The ‘War Between the States’ was supposed to be quick and decisive. The glorious histories of the war were already written- at least in the minds of the combatants- by the time of the First Battle of Bull Run. There would be a few heroic charges; Napoleon’s Marshal Ney would have nothing on the dashing Confederate generals in their grey and red tunics. Mounted on their fine T... more »

Vision of a Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope and hypertelescopes

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 12 hours ago
Physics Today has a speculative article that proposes that laser light be used to shape and polish an asteroid to high optical standards. This could create an Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT). *The Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT) focuses light from laser-polished asteroids onto dual imaging arrays above and below the solar system; other intense laser pulses maneuver the arrays to different locations, thus allowing ABAT to point at multiple celestial targets. Asteroid ablation residue corralled into a pair of Devil’s Footprints shields the focal regions from so... more »

Wall Street Doesn’t Believe Donald Trump Will Push His Platform

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
Wall Street doesn't believe Trump is going to actually deliver on his promises, that the platform was bullshit, and that no bank breakup is coming The post Wall Street Doesn’t Believe Donald Trump Will Push His Platform appeared first on Shadowproof.

Why Targeting Corporate Democrats in the Age of Trump Is a Good Thing (for Democrats)

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer. Will he lead a loyal opposition to Trump or a disloyal one? How many Democrats will collaborate in the Age of Trump? * *by Gaius Publius* *If Democrats do not succeed at being seen as the nation's rescuer, someone else will. And that will definitely not be good ... for Democrats.* Inside the DC Beltway the following is becoming a "what everyone knows to be true" kind of statement. From *The Hill* (emphasis added): *Dem blame game rages over Clinton loss* Almost a month after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, recriminations are still flying amo... more »

Looking at the Taiwan phone call in terms of the Art of the Deal

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 12 hours ago
Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past, according to interviews with people involved in the planning. The historic communication — the first between leaders of the United States and Taiwan since 1979 — was the product of months of quiet preparations and deliberations among Trump’s advisers about a new strategy for engagement with Taiwan that began even before he became the Republican presidential nominee, according to people involved in or briefed on t... more »

It Begins: Police Say ‘Conspiracy Theory’ About Clinton Child Sex Ring Made Man Shoot Up Pizza Shop

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: conspiracy]Calls for shutting down conspiracy websites and banning talk of 'pizzagate' are now filling up the internet after an insane man opened fire in a restaurant.

Chinese Foreign Ministry: 'U.S. President-elect Trump Is Clear About China's Position On The Taiwan Issue'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *China says Trump clear about Taiwan, in touch with his team* U.S. President-elect Trump is clear about China's position on the Taiwan issue and China has maintained contacts with his team, the foreign ministry said on Monday, as Trump took to Twitter to complain about Chinese economic and military policy. Trump's unusual call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday prompted a diplomatic protest on Saturday, though U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence played down the telephone conversation, saying it was a "courtesy" call, not intended to show a shift in U.S. polic... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Hue-manity emissions are visible to those with eyes

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Hue-manity emissions are visible to those with eyes* by ÉirePort Hue-manity emissions are visible to those with eyes. Elevated energetics climb the instruments. Fascinations diminish. Harmonics increase. Sentients flourish. ÉirePort | December 5, 2016 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-AV

Huntsville: Global Network 25th Annual Space Conference

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*Pivot Toward War:* *US Missile Defense* *and the Weaponization of Space* *25th Annual Space Organizing Conference & Protest* *April 7-9, 2017* *Huntsville, Alabama* Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Global Network at this important conference and protest in the community known as the ‘Pentagon of the South’. Huntsville is the home of the Redstone Arsenal and the Space Command’s directorate for ‘missile defense’. Huntsville is the manufacturing site for the PAC-3, SM-3 missile defense (MD) systems while the controversial THAAD is built in another part of Alabama. Redstone ... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 13 hours ago
Chicago poet Susana Sandoval has been fasting at Standing Rock ever since she spoke to my classes earlier this semester at the University of Arizona. Several years ago, she was arrested while fasting 17 days in front of the White House to call for a humane immigration reform. This time, she is not counting, but it must be close to 30 days. When she left Tucson, she returned to Chicago, picked up her daughter and has been at Standing Rock ever since. Her stay there has been a spiritually transforming experience and the camp itself, she says, is a ceremony. Link to column here: http... more »

How The Democrats Can Block General Mattis's Nomination To Be U.S. Secretary Of Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (R) greet retired Marine General James Mattis in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo *Business Insider/Foreign Policy:* Congress will need to lift a rule barring recently retired generals from serving as secretary of defense to confirm Trump's pick According to reports, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped recently retired Marine General James Mattis to be his secretary of defense. The Mattis pick has been circulating as a rumor for weeks, and most of the comment... more »

Kevin on al-Mayadeen (Arabic) TV discussing Iranian Revolution and US Embassy takeover

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 13 hours ago
And sneaking some 9/11 truth into the mix.

Retractions holding steady at more than 650 in FY2016

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Drumroll please. The tally of retractions in MEDLINE — one of the world’s largest databases of scientific abstracts — for the last fiscal year has just been released, and the number is: 664. Earlier this year, we scratched our heads over the data from 2015, which showed retractions had risen dramatically, to 684. The figures for […] The post Retractions holding steady at more than 650 in FY2016 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Report Warns If US Abandons Syrian ‘Moderates’ They May Join ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Thousands of armed ‘moderate’ groups in Syria could end up joining jihadist forces if the Trump administration abandons them, the Washington Post is warning. Fake news? The article seems to be raising a false alarm as these groups are already in bed together. The so called “moderate rebels” were previously vetted by the US to receive weapons via CIA channels. But during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump questioned the Obama administration’s policy of secretly providing weapons to rebel groups in Syria, saying, “we have no idea who these people are.” RT reports: He also voice... more »

Need Legal Help? Give This Robot Lawyer a Try

Cecille De Jesus at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 13 hours ago
Sixty-three percent of self-represented legal cases last no more than five minutes, and 26 percent last two minutes or less. These underrepresented people could someday be helped by an online robot lawyer designed to assist defendants representing themselves in court. The post Need Legal Help? Give This Robot Lawyer a Try appeared first on Futurism.

Water Protectors Get Reprieve

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Maybe it was the incipient televised public relations disaster of militarized police doing battle with military veterans acting as human shields for the protesters that finally forced the Obama administration's hand. But whatever the motivation - fear of democracy, pragmatism or a genuine concern for the environment - the basic human right of clean water has at least temporarily prevailed over Big Oil. It's a testament to the power and value of human solidarity that for once in a very great while, people have actually won over profits. It helped enormously that celebrities and popu... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
For the next few weeks blogging will sometimes be absent for about 12 hours (like today). But this is temporary .... I am right now shedding away a number of my business responsibilities so that I have more time to read, write, consult, and to blog. My deadline is this Christmas Eve .... and by the looks of it I will be successful in achieving this goal. But until then .... sorry for those who need their regular and (hourly WNU) fix .... but blogging will on some days be sporadic.

BREAKING: Oil Company Openly States They Will Defy Army Corps Order in Standing Rock

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: pipeline]Energy Transfer Partners says the Army Corp' decision not to grant a permit to drill under the Missouri River does NOT change plans for Dakota Access.

COMEY'S GIRL: A funny thing happened when Comey declaimed!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016Part 1—The silence of the Ivankas:* A funny thing happened when James B. Comey injected himself into the White House campaign. Comey, the FBI director, is, within the modern context, a classic insider type. As of July 2016, he'd long been cast by Washington elites as the morally upright Republican straight-talker, a rather familiar type. On the scandal-purveying side, the role had been played in previous years by "Judge Starr" and by Louis Freeh, among others. On the policy side, the role has long been assigned to Speaker Ryan, a man whose proposals never ... more »

DeVos Will Make Democrats' Charter Plan Easier to Sell

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
A few years back Diane Ravitch was forced to admit openly what the opponents of testing accountability knew when No Child Left Behind became law: the ridiculous goal of 100% percent student proficiency in reading and math could never be met, and the fanciful imposition of such a pipe dream would wreak havoc across the entire K-12 education universe. By the time Ravitch finally came around to acceding the dangerous fantasy that she had loyally promoted along with her fellow charter and voucher supporters at the Hoover Institution, almost half the schools in the U. S. had already been... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 49, Dec 4, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Golden Division claimed some new and old neighborhoods in eastern Mosul. Salamwas liberated for the second time, Aden and Intisar for the third time, and Zuhur for the fourth. Younis Sabawi, first attacked on November 11, Palestine entered on November 13, and Mufti assaulted on November 17 were finally cleared, along with Jadida the 50th neighborhood reached so far. The day before the Islamic State launched a series of attacks across Mosul. The group hit eight neighborhoods on December 3, even able to capture some of them in the process. IS has constantly counterattacked, but... more »

A View of Asia

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
*Preface* The Chinese government has prospered in its relationship with the (feckless) west, and in particular, the US. To the Chinese leadership, the US is the "mysterious East". As a professor and visiting lecturer at the People's Public Security University in Beijing, I had some spirited discussions with hard core Chinese ideologues. Heads exploded when I attempted to explain the application of the Second Amendment and why it was critical that private American citizens be armed as to their preference. We agreed to disagree, but those concepts don't square well in the ordered Chi... more »

Manchester Pub Will Open On Christmas Day To Feed The Homeless

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A pub in Manchester’s city centre will be opening its doors to feed the homeless on Christmas Day. The Old Nags Head in Jacksons Row will be serving free food and drinks as well as handing out clothes to vulnerable people in the city. The Manchester Evening News reports: Instead of spending Christmas Day with his family, the pub’s licensee Sean Brett says he and two members of staff, who have volunteered to work, will put on an event to ensure everyone can get in the festive spirit. Mr Brett, 53, said he was inspired to do something after coming into contact with the city’s homele... more »

Live! Standing Rock Elders and Veterans Dec. 5, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Click arrow below to watch live. Live Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 Standing Rock Elders and Veterans Also see: Dakota Access Pipeline said late Sunday night it would proceed with the pipeline as planned and nothing has changed. This was in response to an announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers that it had denied the permit to drill. Oceti Sakowin Camp urged people not to leave, in the

Hurray! Victory for Standing Rock Demonstrators

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Albeit this is only a temporary victory: Jack Healy and Nicholas Fandosdec. December 4, 2016, Army Blocks Drilling of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/04/us/federal-officials-to-explore-different-route-for-dakota-pipeline.html?_r=0 The US is now EXPORTING its natural gas resources with little regard for the long-term environmental consequences. SOME PREVIOUS POSTS ON FRACKING Majia's Blog: Fracking Headlines Predict A Future Without Potable Water Majia's Blog: TPP ALERT Majia's Blog: What is *Fracking* Doing to Our Environment? Dec ... more »

TEPCO Reports Temporary Loss of Power at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
TEPCO reported a loss of power Dec 5, 2016 for the unit 3 reactor, the one running MOX fuel that was blown up in what strongly resembled a nuclear reaction: Associated Press. December 5, 2016. Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection. The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201612050069.html One of the melted reactors at tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loss of cooling when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow aisle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off the pumping system. The...more »

From the Harvard Skit Party

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
Harvard Econ G4 Skit 2016 - "Rise Up" (A Hamilton Parody) from Econ Skits on Vimeo. Also another entry here.

15yo Girl Reports Rape to School Police — They Ignored Her, Didn’t Even Tell Her Parents

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: rape]After finally mustering enough courage to report her rape to police at school, this 15-year-old girl's words fell on deaf ears.

5 Debunked Marijuana Myths the State Uses to Keep America in the Stone Age

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: marijuana]The state's reasoning for kidnapping, killing and caging people over marijuana are nothing short of dangerously asinine.

WPTPN: An Inconvenient Post-Truth Post

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
This World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) guest post is written by Robert Y. Shum, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at The College at Brockport, State University of New York (SUNY). Does the Paris Agreement, and the likely withdrawal therefrom by the Trump administration, matter? On the surface, […]

A first for us: Journal retracts obituary (but not for the reasons you think)

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
On December 31st 2014, a pioneer in the study of inflammatory bowel disease passed away. An obituary published in the Journal of Digestive Diseases shortly thereafter is typical enough: It describes his achievements, importance to his patients, and battle with pancreatic cancer. But “Loss in the Last Day of 2014: a Eulogy for Prof. Bing Xia” has now been […] The post A first for us: Journal retracts obituary (but not for the reasons you think) appeared first on Retraction Watch.

SAA & Allies Control 2/3rds of East Aleppo- Aleppo psyop ended?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*UPDATE BELOW!* *Good news for Syria* France24 Syria's army and allied forces seized a new neighbourhood from rebels in east Aleppo overnight, a monitor said Monday, and now hold around two-thirds of the former rebel bastion.The army seized the Qadi Askar neighbourhood after earlier capturing the Karm al-Myessar, Karm al-Qatarji and Karm al-Tahan neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based group said the advances left the large Shaar neighbourhood effectively encircled by government forces and in danger of falling from rebel control. With ... more »

Japan PM To Make Historic Visit To Pearl Harbor With President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Shinzo Abe, left, will become the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he travels to Hawaii for a final summit with outgoing US president Barack Obama, right *Wall Street Journal*:* Shinzo Abe to Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor* *Leader will pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack on Hawaii in December 1941* TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would visit Pearl Harbor in late December to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack there 75 years ago, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so. The visit is in some ways ... more »

Does Trump Stand For Something?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
As you can see from the twitter time stamps, El Presidente-elect Señor Trumpanzee only got-- at most-- 6 hours sleep, probably less. He was up whining about Alex Baldwin's acting ability late Saturday night and then six hours later he had apparently chopped up some Adderall, snorted it and was off and running threatening American companies with 35% tariffs if they manufacture their products abroad, something that is going to be *very* popular with his voters and with Bernie's voters but probably not that popular with Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, their respective conferences or, for... more »

Turkey Faces Economic Sabotage. Turkey Paid IMF Debt in 2013

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
* In 2013 Turkey Paid off all of it's debt to the IMF- 2013........* *Bloomberg* *Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his political enemies are trying to sabotage the economy by speculating on the stock market, foreign exchange rate and interest rates after failing to overthrow his administration in July.Erdogan is trying to verbally stem a run on the lira, which has lost more than any other emerging market currency over the past month, damping everything from consumer sentiment to economic growth“Someone is trying to force this country to its knees by econ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
It's all fun and games until someone takes you seriously enough to do this: A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to “self-investigate” a false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.... Police said 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, N.C., walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firear... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group.- Glenn Greenwald Jill Stein is dropping her lawsuit for a recount in Pennsylvania Watch out as India restricts gold holdings to fight 'black money' In the 1970s the CIA created a spy drone the size of a dragonfly Sears is on the brink of catastrophe as store closures loom and top execs flee the company A local politician and 2 journalists have been shot dead in Finland Everything you need to know about 'Austria's Donald Trump' — who could become the first far-righ... more »

Football and Racism on the BBC

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Did anyone watch the Storyville episode titled “Forever Pure: Football and Racism in Jerusalem”. I don’t know if it attracted a huge amount of viewers, but I watched it and so did Sam Wollaston of the Guardian. His review provides a reasonably succinct summary of the story, so I don’t have to. The question is, who made this film and why? No, not only that. What we will also be wondering is, what will the Israel-bashers make of this film? Will they use it as ammunition? Will they take it as confirmation that Jewish ‘racism’ is as bad as ‘Arab’ racism, if not worse? Will it be cit... more »

Tweetie Pie In The White House

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Donald Trump's communications strategy is simple: demonize the press and communicate through Twitter. Tweetie Pie will soon leave his golden cage and move to the White House. And, while Trump really is a cartoon, that development is no joke -- because journalists and journalism are under a great deal of financial pressure these days. Michael Harris writes: Dying democracies and a dying free press are getting to be a universal phenomenon — and the guys who are driving the process are cultists like Donald Trump — on both the left and the right. All politicians lie, but it usually ta... more »

Book Page Harry Potter Ornaments

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
If someone ever made me choose between Doctor Who and Harry Potter, I don't think I could do it. I have a deep love for both and since I have long been known for my awesome Doctor Who Christmas Tree, I decided this year was the year to add a Harry Potter tree to the mix. I have been creating up a storm and I can't wait to share all of the amazing Harry Potter ornaments that I have come up with, today I am sharing four different ways to make amazing ornaments with just an ornament and a copy of Harry Potter. I love picking up copies of Harry Potter when I am at thrift stores, I kno... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*U.S. Education Secretary to schools: Stop hitting, paddling students* *The usual "one-size-fits-all Leftist nonsense. Most students can be reached without corporal punishment but for some it takes corporal punishment to divert them from foolish behaviour* U.S. Education Secretary John King is urging school districts nationwide to stop hitting and paddling students, saying corporal punishment is “harmful, ineffective, and often disproportionately applied to students of color and students with disabilities.” In a “dear colleague” letter being issued Tuesday, King asks educators to... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*New Antarctic panic is just the usual dishonest rubbish* *At the risk of extreme tautology, the Larsen C Ice Shelf is a SHELF -- a long, narrow, frosty rim floating on the water alongside the coast of Antarctica. And as Archimedes discovered over 2,000 years ago, the melting of floating ice does NOT raise the water level. So the "rising sea level" threat can be put to bed conclusively.But what about global warming? It does get one brief mention below. Since the Antarctic ice as a whole is growing, that is an impossible explanation. The cause of the melting will undoubt... more »

EU Plans For Energy Efficiency

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby/Joe Public http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38158541 Matt McGrath is getting rather excited about the EU’s latest plans: The European Commission says that it plans to cut energy use across the bloc by 30% by 2030. The proposal is at the heart of a new package unveiled by the Commission […]

Marx is in the scrapyard, but there is no respite from Marxism

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 18 hours ago
Marx is in the scrapyard, but there is no respite from Marxism. The Marxists continue to wreak havoc with their irrational political, economic, and cultural ideas. Fashion changes. Weather Changes. People change. But a socialist society never changes—it is always one government-made catastrophe away from utopia.

Bulk of Czechoslovak MEPs demand apology, explanation for the EU officials' lionization of Castro

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Most of the Czech, Slovak, and other post-communist world's political junkies were stunned by the only tweet that the boss of the EU commission Jean-Claude Juncker wrote about the death of the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro : With the death of #FidelCastro, the world has lost a man who was a hero for many. https://t.co/u0ULZoG8Fl — Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) November 26, 2016 This "hero to many" description was his picked summary of a somewhat longer statement about Castro's death by Juncker. Similar outrageous or at least bizarrely neutral remarks were made by other leftists in... more »

Stand Up!

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 19 hours ago

Argentina: Was a UFO Photographed over Jáchal?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and Orbita Cero Date: 12.05.2016* *Argentina: Was a UFO Photographed over Jáchal?* *** This isn't the first time that Roberto Ruiz has an experience like the one on Thursday, when he went out to photograph a storm. Watch the video*** Photographer Roberto Ruiz from Jáchal (San Juan Province) witnessed a luminous object in the skies over his hometown on Thursday night, when he went out with his colleague Nito Martín to photograph the storm. Their lenses were aimed at Cerro Los Blanquitos around ten o'clock at night, when a powerful greenish light became visible... more »

Despotism (1946)

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Encyclopedia Britannica made this 10 minute video about how a country slides into despotism.

Air New Zealand staff have nothing to hide - some nudity?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Air New Zealand staff have nothing to hide...

The Logical Space of Algocracy (Redux)

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
(The following is, roughly, the text of a talk I delivered to the IP/IT/Media law discussion group at Edinburgh University on the 25th of November 2016. The text is much longer than what I actually presented and I modified some of the concluding section in light of the comments and feedback I received on the day. I would like to thank all those who were present for their challenging and constructive feedback. All of this builds on a previous post I did on the ‘logical space of algocracy’) http://ieet.org/archive/Freedom_and_Responsibility_Taxonomies.001.jpeg

Why Enterprise Is an Honorable Calling

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Curiously, businesses tend to become more ethical as they evolve and mature. That is because of selective pressure as the real costs surrounding bad acts do come home. Making a business plan of bad acts is normally a serious mistake yet i have certainly seen it. Sometimes it is the obvious shortcut. After all cocaine is terribly profitable. The hard part of all enterprise is preventing short terms trying to exploit a mature market by cheating customers. * Why Enterprise Is an Honorable Calling* * Richard M. Ebeling * * Thursday, October 27, 2016* * https://fee.org/artic... more »

'97% of scientists agree on climate change' is an engineered hoax

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What we have uncovered here is Stalinist at its worst. A propaganda position is chosen as a new perceived truth and the science is manipulated to support it all as supposedly the public trusts scientist. Except when scientist stand up to complain they are aggressively shouted down and even threatened and worse Looking at the sponsors behind all this is is clear that the global corporate world is naturally Stalinist at the least and can not be trusted in any form to purvey truth. Instead they operate major global experiments on the whole bio me by running with it a a profit d... more »

Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What is reassuring is that there is ample water on Mars and that surely means that deeper rock will also be water saturated as happens on Earth. Mars is really a wet planet with a freeze dried skin. This actually means that terrafoming is possible using clear skin bubbles which can easily be a mile in radius and holding a pressurized atmosphere. It should be the equivalent of twelve thousand feet of elevation and perhaps potatoes could adapt there. Everything else starts with the availability of water and that is now assured. The real habitat would be typically underground bu... more »

Meet the Frail, Small-Brained People who First Trekked out of Africa

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
A remarkable and clear picture is emerging. The first hominid migrants out of Africa used meat in order to feed themselves anywhere. Yet their dentition was not really up to it. But that is the key adaptation. They were small and surely relied mostly on smaller animals such as large birds and rabbits and snakes for that matter. Their critical weapon would have been their throwing arm. With that they went wherever they were able to walk or swim. What they did though is fill every available corner of Eurasia and Africa for that matter. With that base in place, every new geneti... more »

Polchinski, Strominger, Vafa split well-deserved $3 million

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Ten hours ago, someone asked me who deserved the Milner Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics last night. I couldn't write the answer in time and I don't have a clue who would be the right choice in mathematics (Jean Bourgain of Princeton's Institute won it and I am not sure I have ever heard the name; note that a special 2016 prize previously went to the three founders of LIGO) but my answer for fundamental physics would obviously be Polchinski, Strominger, and Vafa. *Strominger (L) and Vafa (R), (C) LM 2003* This prediction – and this wish – was no rocket science let alone ... more »

Japan will hold World Go Championship where top Go players from Japan, China and South Korea will compete against artificial intelligence

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 23 hours ago
The Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) announced on Nov. 29 that it will hold the "World Go Championship" in March next year in which top Go players from Japan, China and South Korea will compete against artificial intelligence (AI) software. The first-prize winner will receive 30 million yen. From Japan, 9th-dan Yuta Iyama, who holds the Honinbo qualification and six major titles, and "DeepZenGo," a Go software developed in Japan, will take part in the championship. It has not been decided on who will take part in the event from China and South Korea. The championship will be held... more »

Italy votes against reform and Prime minister, so will face banking crisis and signs the EU will eventually breakup

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day ago
Italian Prime Minister Renzi was the only premier left in Europe with a vision for the EU's future. Italy wakes up on Monday to the threat of a banking crisis, political turmoil, and a group of anti-establishment populists banging on the doors of government. Eurozone beware and EU be warned. Italy is the euro currency's third largest economy and it's in for a bumpy ride. And there are more unpredictable votes to come in 2017: in France, Germany the Netherlands and perhaps here in Italy too. Matteo Renzi's staked his political future on his attempt to change Italy's cumbersome polit... more »

Papua New Guinea--Exxon--LNG--Corruption=The People Get Screwed

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
[image: Landowners hold newspaper showing finance offer withdrawn] *Landowners at Papua New Guinea's biggest resources project are threatening to create "chaos" if the PNG Government does not honour a deal to give them equity.* *PNG Government-owned company Kumul Petroleum Holdings has withdrawn an offer to finance landowners' purchase of 4.27 per cent of the PNG LNG project, after some complained it was unfair.* *The Government now says landowners need to find more than a billion US dollars to buy the equity before their option expires at the end of 2016.* *PNG Prime Minister Peter O'... more »

British And German Scientists Prove There Is Life After Death

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
British and German scientists have confirmed there is some form of life after death. The astonishing conclusion is based on the results of two separate European studies using a new type of medically supervised near-death experience that allows patients to be “clinically dead” for almost 20 minutes before being brought back to life. In the British study – a large scale research project involving more than 2,000 people – scientists confirmed that consciousness does carry on after the heart stops. It had been believed the brain stopped all activity 30 seconds after the heart had stop... more »

Study Proving Vaccines Cause Autism Banned From Internet

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A peer-reviewed scientific study that proved vaccinated children are three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism and other neurological disorders and health problems has been unpublished and pulled from the internet after receiving heavy criticism from the vaccine industry and mainstream media. The results of the first ever study comparing the health of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children was published online in Frontiers in Public Health after being accepted November 2. The study compared children’s health via surveys of 412 mothers of children aged 6-12 years. Nearly... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Delivering Heavy Equipment* An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III prepares to drop a heavy equipment pallet over Malemute drop zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 22, 2016. The aircraft and crew are assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. After dropping two heavy equipment pallets, each holding a 105 mm howitzer, paratroopers assigned to 25th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), Alaska, conducted a training airborne assault. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena

A Plea for Cease Fire in the New American Civil War, Part I—A Trump Unity Agenda

Charlie Martel at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Before the election, I offered that I would write three posts on bridging the sharp divides that have us in warring camps–one on a unity agenda, the second on changes in the tone of our public discourse, and the third on increased civic engagement. Honesty is the best policy so I’ll start by saying that […]

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Army Map: ISIS Disposition and Ethnic Groups in Syria and Iraq | Public Intelligence https://t.co/35pLT9o5s6 pic.twitter.com/R0bN63oOGV — Close Danger (@CloseDanger) December 5, 2016

Will The Incoming Trump Administration Give The Green Light To Build More F-22s?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
F-22. U.S. Air Force photo *National Interest*: *The Stealth F-22 Raptor Is One of the World's Best Fighter Jets (And America Needs to Build More)* Donald Trump’s election changes everything, including building new F-22s. With a higher defense budget planned, American defense strategy can now move away from being budget driven to instead focus on combat effectiveness. Best value for money alternatives can now win over the lowest cost options. And in keeping America’s air dominance, the best ‘bang for the buck’ is in building new F-22s. Strategically, American air dominance is in l... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogldA2Gxl3g

U.S. Navy To Buy More F/A-18E/F Super Hornets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A F/A-18E/F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VFA-211) is lined up for take off on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo *Reuters*: *U.S. Navy aims to buy more Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets: source* The U.S. Navy plans to divest its older model Boeing Co (BA.N) F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in coming years and hopes to buy dozens of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to deal with a shortfall of strike fighters aboard its carriers, a Navy official said. The plan, which is still b... more »

The Democratic Party Establishment Desperately Needs Reform-- Instead It Got More Schumer, Pelosi And Hoyer

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Friday night Bernie was at Dominican University in Marin County, ostensibly to promote his new book, Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In. In launched right into an attack against the Democratic Party establishment, blaming party elites for creating the environment in which Trumpism could thrive. His point, not unlike Thomas Frank's in *Listen Liberal*, is that Democratic Party leadership abandoned the working class and offered them nothing with which to address the severe economic dislocation brought on by the globalization the elites had embraced. Bernie told the crowd that h... more »

President-Elect Trump Criticises China Over Their Reaction To His Phone Call With Taiwan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 their country (the U.S. doesn't tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 *CNN:* *Trump takes fresh swipe at China after controversial Taiwan call* Hong Kong (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has taken a fresh swipe at China just two days after a controversial phone call wit... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer, and so, in this post I would like to give a few thoughts on what seemed to be the overwhelming question: "WHY?" And here is the best answer I can give: Because. Because sometimes, life is damned unfair. Because sometimes, we lose people we love and it hurts deeply. Because sometimes there aren't really answers to our questions except for what we discover, the meaning we assign them over time. Because acceptance is yet another of life's "here's a side of hurt" lessons and it is never truly acceptance unless it has ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Not Til the Fat Lady Sings'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
NOT TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS Posted on December 5, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. Dec. 4, 2016. There will be no pipeline anywhere! When Washington DC saw the overwhelming worldwide support for the Lakota water defenders, the army did not attack. Recent DAPL strategy meeting. In September President Obama told them to stop constructing the pipeline on Lakota land. The National

Only One Leader Remains

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama talks with European leaders before their meeting in Hannover, Germany, April 25, 2016. From left: British Prime Minister David Cameron, the President, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Zero Hedge*: *And Then There Was One* As Will Jordan notes, the photo showed a meeting of the world's top political leaders, President Barack Obama talking with European leaders before their meeting in Hannover, Germany. From left: British Prime Minister Dav... more »

Italy's PM Resigns After Stunning NO Vote In Referendum

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Now for Italexit! Europe hit by new anti-establishment revolt as Italian PM RESIGNS after losing a referendum that could now gift power to populists wanting to taking the country out of the euro * * The vote was on Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi's proposed reforms * Early polls suggested he was losing the vote by 11% in some areas of Italy * Lack of support was being seen as a failure to reach out to the poor * Result follows Brexit and Trump in citizens shunning political status quo Europe was rocked again last night after the latest populist surge against Brusse... more »

SAS Sniper Made His 100th Kill In The Ongoing Battle For Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
YouTube *Daily Mail:* *SAS sniper made his 100th kill as he shot dead an Islamic State chief at a base once used by Saddam Hussein in the ongoing battle for Mosul* * SAS sniper has killed his 100th terrorist in the ongoing battle for Mosul * The troops were working with Iraqi special forces to attack the target * Took him out with a single bullet according to sources in the city An SAS sniper's 100th hit killed the Islamic State chief during the battle for Mosul, it has been revealed. The sniper, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, took out the 'highly valued target' as Iraqi speci... more »

Venezuela To Issue Bigger Bills As Inflation Continues To Soar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW*: *Venezuela to introduce bigger bills amid soaring inflation* Venezuela's central bank has said it will issue higher-denominated currency notes mid-December. The South American country is facing an acute economic crisis as its inflation is expected to surpass four digits next year. Venezuela will introduce six new bills ranging from 500 to 20,000 bolivars, the OPEC nation's central bank said in a statement on Sunday. Currently, the largest-denominated Venezuelan note is 100 bolivars (9.4 euros), which is worth just around two US cents on the black market. A two-liter soft dri... more »

U.S. Green Berets Fighting Against The Islamic State In Northern Syria Are Frustrated With Current Rules Of Engagement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Colonel Kevin C. Leahy is receptive to the complaints of his soldiers about the command structure's micromanagement, but said he allows his forces to figure out how to do the job. (U.S. Army) *Washington Times:* *Green Berets in Islamic State fight frustrated with top brass micromanagement* The secretive teams of Green Berets guiding rebels in northeast Syria have expressed frustration with the amount of micromanagement they receive from a top-heavy headquarters in Iraq and the United States. Special Forces sources tell of support staff watching the free-spirited Green Berets on r... more »

Amidst Massive Protests, Army Corps Blocks Dakota Pipeline

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Claire Bernish* - This is a complete reversal of the expected. The post Amidst Massive Protests, Army Corps Blocks Dakota Pipeline appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'School Days'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
SCHOOL DAYS Posted on December 3, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Dec. 3, 2016. What the corporation is teaching in school: Criminalizing Dissent 101. “onkwe’hon:weh, original people, are not terrorists! Our mother, rights and future are not for sale! We protect the rights of all!” Headmaster of the corporate school for scoundrels! On November 15 students and community members

Mohawk Nation News 'Beatin' Around the Bush'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
BEATIN’ AROUND THE BUSH Posted on December 4, 2016 Please Post & Distribute. MNN. Dec. 4, 2016. The goons paint the coming December 5th attack at Standing Rock as a picnic. In effect General Al Gorman of the North Dakota National Guard, said, “You have to let us rape your mother peacefully”. They want to push us off our homeland land if we don’t respect their criminal order from the

PM to be ex-PM sooner rather than later

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: image] PM Key has announced that by this time next week he will be ex-PM Key, resigning to spend more time with his family. In this case, that much-overused political alibi is probably true. For a PM who’s been there nearly three terms, you would think he would leave a legacy. But in his own estimation, the “achievements” he highlighted were “the overhaul of justice agencies,” “trade liberalisation,” “advanced race relations” and “and real momentum in the Treaty settlement programme.”: This is not great work. He calls these “reforms” and says they are “far reaching.” ... more »

Global earthquake animation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Required viewing after NZ’s recent experience: *Check out this new SOS dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 from the **US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center**! You can read about it here: **http://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=643* One thing that strikes me very clearly: New Zealand is on very shaky ground that it shares with many other places, yet we take so much our architectural inspiration from places with ground that is much more stable. Something to rethink, perhaps … [Hat tip Stephen Hicks] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission t... more »

Virginia Special Elections-- January 10

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Rocky Holcomb (R) and Cheryl Turpin (D)* Virginia has a Democratic Governor, Terry McAuliffe, an overwhelmingly Republican House of Delegates (66 Republicans to 34 Democrats) and an almost evenly split state Senate (21 Republicans to 19 Democrats). Virginia Republicans are notorious for outrageous gerrymandering and unless the Democrats either retain the governor's office-- McAuliffe can't run again next year-- or win a Senate majority, the Democrats will be screwed there once again after the 2020 census. Keep in mind that statewide-- so no gerrymandering--the Dems do great. Both U... more »

US Election – It’s Not About Who Won

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gregory Sams* - The government cannot change itself for the better. The post US Election – It’s Not About Who Won appeared first on Waking Times .

Sophocles’ Antigone and the North Dakota Pipeline by Rocket Kirchner

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
by Rocket Kirchner Writer, Dandelion Salad Rocket Kirchner (blog) Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel) December 4, 2016 To be buried was just as much of a sacred right in Ancient Greece as it is today in North America. What is being played out in real time in North Dakota with the desecration of Native burial sites […]

Jackson Browne's Song for Standing Rock Water Protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. By Earl Tulley Censored News STANDING ROCK NATION, North Dakota -- A week ago today enjoyed great concert and met Jackson. Great song from a great artist. He sang, 'I am a Patriot' for the protectors.New name for his song should be 'I am a Protector.' . A New Dawn at Oceti Sakowin Camp. Now we are the voice! We will lead, not follow! We will believe, not doubt! We will create

Big Oil Loses, Water Protectors Win As Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other indigenous tribes, which fought for months to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on indigenous land, celebrated a major victory, as the United States Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement that would allow construction under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. In The post Big Oil Loses, Water Protectors Win As Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline appeared first on Shadowproof.

These Robotic Bees Are Straight Out Of An Episode Of Black Mirror

Aryan Mahyar at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 1 day ago
RoboBees were developed by the Wyss Institute and are about the size of a penny. The post These Robotic Bees Are Straight Out Of An Episode Of Black Mirror appeared first on Futurism.

“Hedge Fund Key Employees in NYC Being Called-Into Work by 11:00 PM Eastern Time Tonight Over Market Turmoil Fears Tomorrow!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Hedge Fund Key Employees in NYC Being Called-Into Work by 11:00 PM * *Eastern Time Tonight Over Market Turmoil Fears Tomorrow!” * by Newsroom "Key Managers and operations people are several VERY large Hedge Funds in New York City are being called-into work by 11 PM tonight over "Market Turmoil" expected tomorrow. Italy voters rejected Constitutional Reforms causing the resignation of their Prime Minister. *This vote is viewed as severely threatening to Italy's continued membership in the European Union (EU) and it appears the vote will trigger the collapse of up to eight Banks... more »

"Italian Referendum: NO!" Why It WILL Matter To You

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Italian Referendum: NO!"* Italy’s PM Renzi cedes defeat, plans to resign after decisive ‘No’ vote in constitutional referendum. by RT "Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he takes full responsibility for the crashing defeat at the referendum he proposed, which would have reduced the powers of the Senate. Renzi intends to send in his resignation on Monday. “The experience of my government ends here,” Renzi said in a televised news conference, adding that his defeat was “extraordinary clear.” “I have lost and I say it out loud,” he said, the Guardian reported. “Tomorrow I will... more »

Not PC’s blog stats for November

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The Christmas songs have started and there are trees on sale in the streets. Must be December, time to review last month’s blog stats. Here’s the broad overview: [image: image] I started posted my blog stats here again a few months ago because a few donors were asking. Q: How do you become a donor? A question that deserves an answer: So here’s your PayPal link: Now, that graph above is what Google says my stats are for last month, whose stats system seems to capture many of the readers using RSS feeds and the like. (And I’ll happily take a figure suggesting over 100,000 pa... more »

Over Half Of East Aleppo Now Under Control Of Syrian Govt Forces

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Syrian government forces have retaken more than half of the former rebel held stronghold of eastern Aleppo and are now in control of over 30 of the city’s neighborhoods. According to the Russian MoD the Syrian army is still successfully advancing in eastern Aleppo and have seized a neighborhood occupying three square kilometers over the past 24 hours. Moscow expect that the situation in Aleppo will be resolved by the end of the year RT reports: In late November, the ministry announced that the Russian-backed Syrian operation had made a breakthrough in its push to retake eastern Al... more »


Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 1 day ago
My brother Jon, prolific with poetic words, was at it again after he read my latest article on Pizzagate... The dark gravity of the American rainbow is illuminated. In this light, moral people recognize immorality. Down where it’s tangled, deep and dark. The drain twists the lies of thefts and murders: because too many sheeple have been the psychopaths’ brainwashed juggernaut. Truth combs. War is murder. There are the victims: Innocent women and children. High minded warriors --tricked. There are the guilty: Criminals promote *the murder* for selfish motives. T... more »

Debra White Plume 'As Long as the Water Flows, As Long as the Sweet Grass Grows'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
As Long As the Water Flows, As Long As the Sweet Grass Grows by Wioweya Najin Win, Debra White Plume Censored News It is a good moment in time for Mother Earth and SacredWater. The United States Army Corp of Engineers denied the permit that would have allowed Dakota Access Pipeline of Energy Transfer Partners to drill under the Mni Sose (Missouri River) in our Lakota Territory. Since

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. *Click image for larger size.* The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its powe... more »

Chet Raymo, “All Men Have The Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“All Men Have The Stars”* by Chet Raymo "At the end of his big-bang book "The First Three Minutes", physicist Steven Weinberg famously wrote: "The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless." His point is this: We have discovered in this century that the human species is just one of billions of species of life on a typical planet near a star that is just one of a trillion stars in a galaxy among hundreds of billions of galaxies. It is no longer possible, he implies, to think that the universe was made for us or that our existence is in any way importa... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Mind Shackles"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Mind Shackles"* by Mr. Morphed "One commodity is in short supply these days, thinking. Humans all have an identical organ in their cranium but the use of it swings from the barely to weird to outlandish. Something to consider is the difference between the brain and the mind. Don't spend too much time on this though, as it will drive one towards the deep end. The brain absorbs information and stores it in different locations, while the mind collects this information and life's events into a mishmash with jumbled feelings and births and personality. This is what creates an individu... more »

WikiLeaks: CIA Supplied Podesta Pedo Email Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
CIA and US intelligence operatives are responsible for handing over emails to Wikileaks that exposed John Podesta being connected to a Washington pedophile ring. According to insiders, Russia were not responsible for the Podesta email hack as is falsely reported by the media. Elements within US intelligence wished to expose the depravity of Clinton and her cronies and so took it upon themselves to release the emails to WikiLeaks. According to InfoWars, this is backed up by British Ambassador Craig Murray who was told by operatives on the ground that the leaks came from “official ci... more »

Victory! Dakota Access Pipeline Stopped

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Dakota Access Pipeline has been stopped in a huge victory for thousands of Native American protestors who have withstood barbaric treatment at the hands of militarized police and corporate thugs during a months-long campaign to protect their land and water. The Army Corps of Engineers has informed the Oceti tribe that it will stop work on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in order to conduct an environmental impact study, according to reports. Assistant secretary for civil works Jo-Ellen Darcy announced the decision on Sunday, with the Army Corps finally acknowledging “... more »

Hillary Loses Thousands Of Votes As Wisconsin Recount Backfires

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Day 3 of the Wisconsin recount has resulted in Hillary Clinton losing a staggering 18,422 votes, resulting in a huge victory for Donald Trump. According to new figures released by the Wisconsin Board of Elections website, Trump has gained a 15,133 increase over Hillary – casting further doubts on her claim that she won the election by the popular vote. Alexanderhiggins.com reports: The Wisconsin Board of Elections just posted updated recount results for Day 3 on their recount update page and today’s net changes are much more dramatic. In the Day 3 recount update, Hillary Clinton ... more »

Italy To Leave EU As European Project Collapses

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Italy looks set to be next in line to leave the EU as the European project spectacularly collapses following the UK’s Brexit vote in June 2016. Italians vote on Sunday in a major referendum that will have huge consequences for their future in Europe. Politicians have warned that an Italian exit from the EU will spark a huge banking crisis and will result in the Italian Prime Minister resigning. CNN reports: Italians are being asked to vote on a sweeping series of constitutional reforms championed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. He says the changes are vital to end political gridl... more »

Ron Paul: Fake News Hysteria ‘An Inside Job’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Ron Paul claims that the ‘fake news’ hysteria gripped by the mainstream media is an inside job by the American government to divert the public’s attention away from the truth. The former Congressman issued a scathing attack on outlets peddling the idea that “fake news” sites are responsible for spreading Russian propaganda. According to Ron Paul, mainstream media outlets are shamelessly promoting the idea that alternative media outlets are ‘fake’ and responsible for spreading ‘Russian disinformation and propaganda’. He says that this scapegoating is being done in order to divert ... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Victory for North American Indigenous Peoples as Dakota Pipeline Halted

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*North Dakota Pipeline Expansion Project* *Halted After Indigeneous Peoples Demonstrations* BREAKING NEWS FROM THE CBC It just shows to go ya...If enough people stand up for their rights...the perps will back down...if only to regroup and reconnoiter. In this case Environmental Activists joined with First Nations, from all over "Turtle Island" (as First Nations/Indigenous Peoples call North America) and the truth blogosphere...including moi...in this recent post linked HERE. Here is a quote from the CBC: Standing Rock protesters celebrated Sunday as *news broke that construction ... more »

The Poet: J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Road"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Road"* "The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. The Road goes ever on and on Out from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, Let others follow it who can! Let them a journey new begin, But I at last with weary feet Will turn towards the lighted inn, My evening-rest and sleep to meet." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"If It Exists..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We make choices everyday, some of them good, some of them bad. And if we are strong enough- we live with the consequences. To be truthful I am not entirely sure what people mean when they talk of happiness. There are moments of joy and laughter, the comfort of friendship, but enduring happiness? If it exists I have not discovered it." - David Gemmell


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
My Friday ramble is a kind of market research for me. It gives me some inkling what you, dear readers, like reading. These are the links you liked reading most from last Friday’s reading feast: 1. *Why is the Left Reviving Apartheid?* – Matt Ridley, RATIONAL OPTIMIST 2. *A horrifying look into the mind of 9/11’s mastermind, in his own words* – WASHINGTON POST 3. *The Ninth First Climate Refugees* – Willis Eschenbach, WATTS UP WITH THAT 4. *As the Great Lao-Tzu once said ...* 5. *Why Policing Drug Crime in London Simply Isn’t Working* – Alex Stewart, VO... more »

BREAKING: Victory! Amidst Massive Protests, Army Corps Blocks Dakota Pipeline

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: pipe-line-victory]As thousands of veterans descended on Standing Rock, the Army Corps announced the $3.7 billion project won't proceed.

Tyranny at Standing Rock: Gov’t Divide-and-Conquer Strategy at Work

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*John W. Whitehead* - 318 million Americans have yet to agree on the source of their oppression. The post Tyranny at Standing Rock: Gov’t Divide-and-Conquer Strategy at Work appeared first on Waking Times.

From one president to the next, it seems a reasonable enough request, no?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Today from The Borowitz Report: today* WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an Oval Office meeting that White House aides described as “friendly but strained,” President Obama politely asked President-elect Donald Trump to wait until he is officially sworn in to begin destroying the world. According to the aides, Obama said that, while he understood that Trump was eager to create potentially cataclysmic diplomatic crises around the world, tradition dictated that he wait until he is actually President to do so. Obama cited the example of George W. Bush, who waited until he took the ... more »

To Paraphrase Harry Truman...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
...the only thing that's new under the sun is the corruption we've forgotten or that which hasn't been exposed. Again, from faithful reader CC comes this trenchant series of nonetheless accurate observations and a link to a Yahoo news article delineating the truth behind the Trump "miracle" of "saving" 850 jobs from going to Mexico: And retraining doesn't guarantee anything. What if the job you're retrained for doesn't materialize? Or, if it does, who's to say it won't also be automated or you won't find yourself training an H1B visa holder who would soon be ab... more »

The by-election that didn't matter

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
One of the least consequential elections in this country's history has just concluded. Astonishingly, a safe Labour seat returned a safe Labour candidate. One more trade unionist is added to the caucus. Not even front-page news, is it. So little about which to be surprised, or interested – unless your name is Little. Which is perhaps why no-one was apart from Mr Little and his new apprentice—certainly not the good people of Mt Roskill, who stayed away in droves. The only folk feigning excitement were those huddled around the beleaguered Labour Leader who, from the closing ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

US & UK Considering Aid Airdrops In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The American and British governments have reportedly been discussing the possibility of airdropping supplies to eastern Aleppo and other besieged areas in Syria. Officials from both countries have been exploring possible ways of flying aid missions, with options ranging from parachute drops to edible drones that can be taken apart and eaten according to the Guardian Press TV reports: The report noted, however, that there has been little progress in the talks due to disagreements between government agencies. Military commanders have also been reluctant to get involved. Moreover, Lo... more »

Corporate Demons Possess Our Nation’s Soul

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad December 4, 2016 Corporate demons possess our nation’s soul. They crept in stealthily, full of trickery and deception, but now they’re lodged in place, as surely as if they had stormed our homes and halls of power with guns and tanks. […]

Islamic State`s Top Leader In The Caucasus Killed In Russian Special Force`s Raid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The new leader of IS's Caucasus branch, Rustam Aselderov aka Abu Mukhammad Kadarsky *RT*: *Head of ISIS ‘branch’ in Russia’s N. Caucasus killed in special police op – FSB* A Dagestan-based militant leader who swore allegiance to Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL), was picked as “emir” by IS chief al-Baghdadi and was linked to terrorist acts in Russia’s Volgograd, has been eliminated, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. “Rustan Magomedovich Aselderov (Abu Muhammad), born in 1981, the leader of the Vilayat Kavkaz section of the Islamic State international terrorist group, was among... more »

Pentagon Chief: U.S. Must Stay In Iraq After ISIS Defeat

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The US Secretary of Defense has said that the American military forces and its coalition allies need to stay in Iraq, even after the terrorist group ISIS has been defeated. Ashton Carter said terrorist groups were headed towards a lasting defeat but the US-led coalition, which has purportedly been striking Islamic State positions in Iraq since 2014, had to stay and keep training local security forces to ensure the group does not rise again Press TV reports: “But there will still be much more to do after that to make sure that, once defeated, ISIL stays defeated,” the Pentagon chief... more »

Study Confirms Link Between Autism & Mercury

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A study by a team of international scientists claims that there is a fundamental relationship between mercury and autism. Their research results show that children with autism spectrum disorder had significantly higher levels of mercury when compared with healthy control children They found that those children with the highest levels of mercury had the most severe autism symptoms. Natural Blaze reports: A direct correlation was also observed between levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autistic behavior. The study, Altered Urinary Porphyrins and Mercury Exposure as Bioma... more »

"Get Up Off Your Knees!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Get Up Off Your Knees!"* On your knees you may live to see another day, but you’ll never live to see better days. by Robert Gore "Zoos are among the saddest places on earth: magnificent but confined creatures on display for gawking crowds, prevented from living out their biological destinies, fed their daily rations, and domesticated beyond where they could ever return to the wild. You have to feel pity and sorrow for these innocent prisoners; they’d flee in a heartbeat if they could. Humans have made themselves inmates—whether of a zoo, prison, or asylum is hard to say, likely ... more »

DAPL Permit Denied by Army Corps, DAPL says it will proceed anyway

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Army Corps denied DAPL permit on Sunday, but DAPL owners said that nothing has changed and it will proceed as planned. By Brenda Norrell Censored News French translation by Christine Prat at: http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3870 Dutch translation by Alice Holemans http://www.denaisgazet.be/nieuws/dapl-vergunning-geweigerd-dapl-trekt-het-zich-niet-aan The Army Corps of Engineers

Famous Last Words: "That Was My Pen"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*too funny.* Something to keep you amused while I work on something more weighty. H/T to my friend Terry over at Abbey Roads

“The Coming War on China”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Coming War on China,” Introduction* by Paul Craig Roberts "Years ago when I was staff associate, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, a tutorial was provided on the destructive power of the Soviet ICBM SS-18, known as Satan. Employing hyperbole, the lecturer said that one SS-18 on Washington would kill everyone from Boston to Atlanta. The Russian response to the “useable” mini-nukes that the neoconservatives have been concocting over the last three warmonger presidential regimes is Satan II. One hit from Satan II takes out an area the size of France or Texas. Three or f... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates December 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul* Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile army gains. In a series of counter-attacks since Friday night, the jihadist fighters struck elite Iraqi troops spearheading the offensive in eastern Mosul, and attacked security forces to the south and west of the city. On Sunday two militants tried to attack army barracks in the ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
This piece by *New York Times* public editor Liz Spayd is not going over well: IF you have not yet heard the term “alt-right,” you most likely are living in another orbit. It is the chosen name of an extremist fringe with white supremacy at its roots. It is also a label many consider dangerous because it sanitizes the movement’s racist core. And if the media uses the word, they think, then they’re part of the problem. As the fire rages, The New York Times has become ground zero. ... so far, there is no move among top editors to ban it. Instead, their thinking is: You can use the p... more »

Congress Just Quietly Passed a Bill Targeting “Russian Propaganda” Websites

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: house]The House just passed the Intelligence Authorization Act which includes an ominous portion that will surely serve to silence dissent.

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates December 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Rebels tell U.S. they won't leave Aleppo; army sees operation over in weeks* Rebels in Aleppo have told the United States they will not leave their besieged enclave in the city after Moscow called for talks with Washington over their withdrawal, signaling they will fight on even as their top commander was wounded. A Syrian military source said the army aimed to take full control of Aleppo within weeks, after seizing swathes of the city's rebel-held east in an advance poised to deal a major blow to the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad. With more than 30,000... more »

Standing Rock Sioux Offer Amazing Lesson in Compassion — Donate Supplies to Law Enforcement

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: supplies]Mandan, ND – In an amazing display of humanity and compasson, water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin camp, on Friday, donated various supplies to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department in Mandan after the department posted a request for donations late last month. In spite of widespread brutality and violent actions directed at non-violent unarmed water …

First Major Clinical Trials Show Magic Mushrooms Heal Mental Illness like a ‘Surgical Intervention’

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: psilocybin]Psilocybin treats depression and anxiety with incredible, long-lasting results, but it's still classified by the feds as a Schedule 1 drug.

Gun Violence Is Preventable-- But Trump's Election Means There'll Be Four More Years Of It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
If you watch the ad above very closely the first time, it won't shock the hell out of you the way it shocked the hell out of me as it approaches the end. It's an amazing ad and it's the reason for this post. Please watch it. You'll thank me. I'm not sure how many NRA shills the Democrats brought into Congress. I do know that two very sane gun safety advocates-- Carol Shea-Porter (NH) and Ruben Kihuen (NV)-- replaced two total gun loons, respectively, Frank Guinta and Cresent Hardy. Other Republican gun nuts who won't be coming back to the House in 2017 include Joe Heck (NV), John... more »

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 30 – Syria, #NoDAPL

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
Rania Khalek is still in Lebanon to produce journalism on Syria, and for this week’s show, she provides an update on Syrian government forces, which bombed, pushed out rebel forces, and retook half of Aleppo’s “rebel district.” Later in the episode, Khalek and Kevin Gosztola talk about Dakota Access Pipeline The post ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 30 – Syria, #NoDAPL appeared first on Shadowproof.

CIA-Backed Rebels In Syria Are Fearing Abandonment By A Trump Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Fearing abandonment by Trump, CIA-backed rebels in Syria mull alternatives* Three years after the CIA began secretly shipping lethal aid to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, battlefield losses and fears that a Donald Trump administration will abandon them have left tens of thousands of opposition fighters weighing their alternatives. Among the options, say U.S. officials, regional experts and the rebels themselves, are a closer alliance with better-armed al-Qaeda and other extremist groups, receipt of more sophisticated weaponry from Sun... more »

U.S. Congress Has Given The White House The Authorisation To Supply Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syria`s Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syrian Democratic Forces and Free Syrian Army fighters gesture on the back of pickup trucks in a village on the outskirts of al-Shadadi, in Hasakah countryside, Syria, Feb. 19, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Rodi Said) *Al Monitor:* *Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles* The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles. While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it... more »

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