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Thomas Paine

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

6 December - Blogs I'm Following

10:48 pm MST

South Korea Blames North Korea For Hacking Into Its Cyber Command

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 24 minutes ago
*BBC:* *North Korea 'hacks South's military cyber command' * South Korea's military cyber command, set up to guard against hacking, appears to have been breached by North Korea, the military has said. A spokesman told the BBC that classified information was thought to have been stolen, although it is not clear exactly what data was accessed. The North has previously been accused of hacking into banks and media outlets but never the South's military. Pyongyang has in the past rejected allegations of cyber crime involvement. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: It appears that the attack... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 24 minutes ago
A supporter photographs Donald Trump during a campaign event in Ashburn, Virginia, August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer *Peter Apps, Reuters:** Trump’s brave new world of Twitter diplomacy* When it comes to managing relations with China, Donald Trump is tearing up the rulebook. First by using Twitter to announce his telephone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, and then in his Sunday afternoon complaints over Beijing’s economic and military policy. Traditionally, the key events in something as strategically crucial as Sino-U.S. relations are heavily discussed for hours, if n... more »

The Man From the North: Shopping as an Act of Resistance by Rivera Sun

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad December 1, 2013 The Man From the North is a fictional writer in Rivera Sun’s novel, The Dandelion Insurrection. The novel takes place in the near future, in “a time that looms around the corner of today”, when a rising police […]

The Kushner vs Christie Battle Is Right Up Trump's Alley

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 48 minutes ago
You probably saw this eye-popping Christie polling numbers this morning. New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University's poll found that most registered voters think he should be tried for his role in "Bridgegate." His job approval rating was 18%; disapproval is 73%. Meanwhile, Quinnipiac found his disapproval at an historic 77-19%, "the lowest approval rating for any governor in any state in more than 20 years of the Quinnipiac University Poll." On top of that, 48% of voters say he personally ordered the bridge closing and only 43% say he didn't. Voters also say 71 - 22 percent th... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Starwalkers"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
2002, "Starwalkers" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SovcBYRFIxw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“To some, the outline of the open cluster of stars M6 resembles a butterfly. M6, also known as NGC 6405, spans about 20 light-years and lies about 2,000 light years distant. M6 can best be seen in a dark sky with binoculars towards the constellation of Scorpius, coving about as much of the sky as the full moon. *Click image for larger size.* Like other open clusters, M6 is composed predominantly of young blue stars, although the brightest star is nearly orange. M6 is estimated to be about 100 million years old. Determining the distance to clusters like M6 helps astronomers calibrat... more »

"The Center Of The Universe..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” - Bernard Baily

Chet Raymo, “Try To Remember…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Try To Remember…”* by Chet Raymo “In a sleepless hour of the night, I was trying to remember the last name of a person I have known well for more than forty years. When my spouse stirred in her sleep, I asked her. She couldn't remember either. One again I started mentally through the alphabet. "I think it starts with B," I said. Ten minutes later she rolled over and said, "The next letter is R." Bingo! The name popped into my head. Or I should say, "popped out of my head." Because it was in there somewhere, recorded in a tangle of neurons as materially as if it were written on a ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“These Toys Don’t Just Listen To Your Kid; They Send What They Hear To A Defense Contractor”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“These Toys Don’t Just Listen To Your Kid; * *They Send what They Hear To A Defense Contractor”* by Consumerist "Kids say a lot of random, unsolicited, or just plain personal things to their toys while playing. When that toy is stuffed with just fluff and beans, it doesn’t matter what the kid says: their toy is a safe sounding board. When their playtime companion is an internet-connected recording device that ships off audio files to a remote server without even notifying parents- that’s a whole other kind of problem. According to a coalition of consumer-interest organizations, the... more »

Dine' Warriors for Standing Rock Head Home Wednesday

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Navajos and other Veterans prepare to march to bridge on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 , Gyms and the Pavilion at the casino opened their doors to water protectors and Veterans during the blizzard this week. Photo by Michelle Cook, Dine' By Chili Yazzie Censored News Dec. 6 pm update Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock Update: very difficult to get communication in and out of Oceti Sakowin.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse 'The Battle is Not Over'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Chief Arvol Looking Horse calls for an International Day of Prayer for Peace and Non-Violence at Oceti Sakowin Camp. Chief Looking Horse called on all nations and all faiths to come together for one prayer. "Mother Earth is sick and has a fever," said Chief Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. Chief Looking Horse said there must be help for the

Obama Defies Congress, Bans Prosecution Of Planned Parenthood

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
President Barack Obama has secretly passed a new rule without approval from Congress that will prevent authorities in any State from prosecuting Planned Parenthood. The rule has been designed by Obama to stop States from taking legal action over the illegal sale of baby body parts by the non-profit organization. Conservativetribune.com reports: The rule would apparently go as far as to bar states from considering Planned Parenthood’s alleged misconduct when redirecting funds to health care providers. Planned Parenthood made headlines last summer when videos exposed how the organi... more »

EU Threatens “Action” If Facebook Doesn’t Censor Alt. Media Immediately

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The EU has threatened social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube with immediate “action” unless they remove subversive posts within 24 hours. Earlier in 2016, all the major social media giants agreed to a European “code of conduct” pledge, promising to remove “hate speech” from their platforms when they become aware of it. They also agreed to promote pro-European narratives and suppress anything deemed “subversive”. Now, following the the incident with a known actor walking into Pizzagate’s Comet Ping Pong and firing an assult rifle at the floor, the EU are demand... more »

An American In Syria: The Anti-Fascist Struggle For Communal Society In The Ruins

Roqayah Chamseddine at Shadowproof - 3 hours ago
The young United States florist now working in Raqqa, Syria, as a volunteer with the People’s Defense Units, or YPG, is known to most on Twitter as PissPigGranddad. He’s a part of ‘weird Twitter’—what’s been described as a sort of Dadaist subculture that most often experiments with elements of irony. The post An American In Syria: The Anti-Fascist Struggle For Communal Society In The Ruins appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Year Of The Trumpocalypse: Noah’s Annual Holiday Gift Suggestions, For 2016 And Beyond; If There Is a Beyond!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*-by Noah* Black Friday was extra black this year. Orange is the new black. But look at it this way: If you’re like me, you can treat the installation of the 10 year old going on 70 year old ill-tempered, ill-mannered, immature, mentally ill man-child as President-Apprentice as a chance to save some money; money you will need when Herr Trumpf creates a Bush depression on steroids and who knows what else. Follow my lead. I would never even think of giving a gift to any Trump supporter, unless it was a coupon for a visit to Dr. Kevorkian, or a January barrel ride over Niagara Falls.... more »

Blizzard -- Standing Rock Medics Update Dec. 6, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Censored News screen capture. Video by Henrietta. Frontline today. Photo by Henrietta CAMP STATUS UPDATE By Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council Censored News Dec 6th, 2016, 2:00PM Contact: medichealercouncil@gmail.com The Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council explains the medical and health situation at the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Camps (Oceti Sakowin, Sicangu/

"If Only..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Sometimes you imagine that everything could have been different for you, that if only you had gone right one day when you chose to go left, you would be living a life you could never have anticipated. But at other times you think there was no other way forward- that you were always bound to end up exactly where you have." - Kevin Brockmeier

Something is wrong in the Arctic

Patrick Lockerby at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 4 hours ago
*Something is wrong in the Arctic* It has long been predicted that as the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere climbs, so too will the average global temperature, with the greatest temperature increases being seen at the poles. This year, the polar amplification effect is in full swing, with exceptional global losses of sea ice. *Sea ice hits record lows* read more

New material could lead to erasable and rewriteable optical chip

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 4 hours ago
A military drone flying on a reconnaissance mission is captured behind enemy lines, setting into motion a team of engineers who need to remotely delete sensitive information carried on the drone's chips. Because the chips are optical and not electronic, the engineers can now simply flash a beam of UV light onto the chip to instantly erase all content. Disaster averted. "The molecules in this material are very sensitive to light, so we can use a UV light or specific light wavelengths to erase or create optical components," Zheng said. "Potentially, we could incorporate this LED into ... more »

The Economy: "The Equation That Explains It All"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Equation That Explains It All"* by Mark St.Cyr "If you were just woken from some form of suspended animation from let’s say 2010 (ancient economic history in today’s terms) then informed of the current state of global political affairs and upheavals, U.S. employment (95+million not,) global currency gyrations, interest rates at not only 0% but some -0%, threats of escalating wars, threats of major confrontational war, GDP of the major global economies not only contracting, but below statistical stagnant, governments, as well as central banks with balance sheets of debt calcul... more »

Nearing feasibility for Terahertz spintronics and all-optical spin manipulation

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 4 hours ago
The discovery of femtosecond demagnetization by laser pulses is 20 years old. Terahertz spintronics and all-optical spin manipulation are becoming more and more feasible. The aim of this perspective is to point out where we can connect the different puzzle pieces of understanding gathered over 20 years to develop novel applications. Based on many observations in a large number of experiments. Differences in the theoretical models arise from the localized and delocalized nature of ferromagnetism. Transport effects are intrinsically non-local in spintronic devices and at interfaces. ... more »

i love you

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

no telling

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

World News Briefs -- December 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iraqi army launches fresh assault toward Mosul center* Iraqi army units surged toward the center of Mosul on Tuesday in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold. Campaign commander Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah was quoted by Iraqi television as saying troops had entered Salam Hospital, less than a mile (1.5 km) from the Tigris river running through the city center. If confirmed, that would mark a significant advance by the Ninth Armoured Division, whic... more »

“The Top Ten Greatest Beers in New Zealand”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Luke1] It’s important, it’s official – and just in time for summer, Michael Donaldson at *Beer Nation* has revealed their Top Ten New Zealand beers for 2016. Or as he likes to call their list, *The Top Ten Greatest Beers in New Zealand*. He has criteria, It includes: - Ratings on sites including Untappd and Ratebeer; - Gold medals / trophies won at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards and other competitions; - The influence the beer has had on the New Zealand brewing scene; - Enduring quality; - Personal taste preferences. It’s hard to argue wit... more »

mind control victim

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Cathy O'Brien: Ex-Illuminati Mind Control Victim


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 5 hours ago
The polling looks good for Trump and Pence's Carrier deal: Donald Trump’s first major action as president-elect -- the deal he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence struck last week with Carrier Corp. -- is earning high marks from American voters, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows. ... Sixty percent of voters say Carrier’s decision to keep some manufacturing jobs in Indiana ... gives them a more favorable view of Trump. That includes not only 87 percent of self-identified Republicans, but also 54 percent of independents and 40 percent of Democrats. Only 9 percent say it makes... more »

Superconducting trapped field magnets at full magnetic strength that are 3.2 times stronger than before

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 5 hours ago
University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field. More than 50 years ago, C.P. Bean, a scientist at General Electric, developed a theoretical explanation known as the “Bean Model” or “Critical State Model.” The basic property of superconductors is that they represent zero “resistance” to electrical circuits. In a way, they are the opposite of toasters, which resist electrical currents and thereby convert energy into heat. Superconductors consume zero energy and can... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Defense News:* *DoD Disputes Allegations Hid Evidence of $125B in Wasted Funds* The White House Pres US Department of Defense swept under the rug an internal report that described $125 billion worth of administrative waste in the agency's business operations, according to The Washington Post. In January 2015, Defense News reported that the Pentagon's Defense Business Board recommended the department slash $125 billion in spending over the next five years by reducing services from contractors, implementing early retirements, reworking contracts and reducing administrative costs. ... more »

The other cleaner, cheaper and safer nuclear energy technology that can potentially transform the world

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 5 hours ago
I repeat some contextual information about molten salt nuclear reactors for those who are finding out about molten salt nuclear for the first time. Molten salt reactors have been built and operated in the 1960s. Unlike nuclear fusion, which has not had reactors built that operate for more than a few hundred seconds and have not produced net power (more power out than is input) Compared with solid-fuelled reactors, MSR systems with circulating fuel salt are claimed to have lower fissile inventories, no radiation damage constraint on fuel burn-up, no requirement to fabricate and handl... more »

US Strikes on Syrian Troops? Accidentally on Purpose. Data Contradicts Mistakes Claims

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*The US did, accidentally on purpose, strike the SAA positions.* *Meaning**: Deliberately, but feigning accident.* *Accidentally, on purpose* *Middle East Eye- US strikes on Syrian troops: Report data contradicts 'mistake' claims* The *summary report on an investigation* into US and allied airstrikes on Syrian government troops has revealed irregularities in decision-making consistent with a deliberate targeting of Syrian forces. The report, released by US Central Command on 29 November, shows that senior US Air Force officers at the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at al-Ud... more »

New Rogue Anti-Russia Committee Created in “Intelligence” Act by David Swanson

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Let’s Try Democracy, Dec. 5, 2016 December 6, 2016 I don’t know why we didn’t pick playing with live electrical wires and call that “intelligence” instead of the stuff we do. I think I’ll stick with calling what the U.S. government does “counter-intelligence.” So, here’s the latest from the […]

NSIDC Confirm Low Arctic Ice Due To Influx Of Warm Atlantic Water

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php There has been increasing hysteria from global warming alarmists lately about polar sea ice trends. So let’s start with the Arctic, where sea ice extent, despite some unusually, but certainly not unprecedented, mild weather in the last couple of months, has been tracking close to 2012. […]

Meanwhile, back in Brazil …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Any Brazilian interested in politics has developed a new morning habit: checking to see which politicians were arrested in the earliest hours of the day. Such arrests have become common lately, writes **Raphaël Lima** in his guest post on ‘**The Glorious, Hilarious Political Chaos in Brazil**’—a tale with a moral that affects us all.* Any Brazilian interested in politics has developed a new morning habit: checking to see which politicians were arrested in the earliest hours of the day. Such arrests have become common lately. This very morning, there was a police raid on two fo... more »

Being a Doctoral Student in the Time of Trump: Six Challenges

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 6 hours ago
This is a guest post from Ariya Hagh, Andrew Szarejko, and Laila Wahedi. All three authors are doctoral students in Georgetown University’s Department of Government. Author order is alphabetical by last name. As we consider the broader ramifications of a Trump presidency, it is important to take a moment to consider how we in the […]

Exascale supercomputers will be able to fully model the plasma of nuclear fusion reactors

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 6 hours ago
Scientists are developing supercomputers that will be 50 times faster than todays by the 2020s, which wil enable the first complete simulations of nuclear fusion reactor plasma The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) leads a team of institutions that is developing a computer program that will run on the next generation of supercomputers to bring fusion energy closer to reality. The team is part of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a major component of President Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative to ensure continued U.S. leadership in high-performance computi... more »

FBI Remove Posts About “Pizzagate” Scandal From Social Media

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Police and FBI have been instructed to begin removing all posts mentioning “Pizzagate” from social media in an attempt to suppress details of the pedophilia scandal from the public. The Huffington Post reports that “After the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, and staffers began receiving death threats, Alefantis contacted local and federal authorities, including the FBI, to get the fake news stories removed.” But law enforcement has sided with the man who allegedly named himself after his love of children (J’aime les infants), and are now censoring Pizzagate stories from social ... more »

Wikileaks: Turkey Has “Sinister Relations” With ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Wikileaks has released tens of thousands of emails on Monday confirming that Turkey have “sinister relations” with ISIS and regularly conduct business with the terrorist regime. The trove of 58,000 Wikileaks emails show that Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, worked with ISIS militants to import oil from ISIS-held territories into Turkey. Ifpnews.com reports: According to a report covered by Khabar Onlinein Farsi, Albayrak’s emails seem to confirm the not-so-recent accusations, since the energy minister is appealing to be the “unofficial” owner ... more »

Hillary Supporters Demand Florida Recount To Overturn Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Hillary Clinton supporters in Florida are attempting to overturn the election results by demanding a recount in the Sunshine State. In a desperate attempt to claw back tens of thousands of lost votes following the failed Wisconsin recount, Hillary Clinton supporting Democrats are mounting a lawsuit in a final bid to win Hillary the White House. USA Today reports: In a lawsuit filed Monday in Leon Circuit Court, they assert that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, actually won Florida. The plaintiffs, who live in Osceola and Volusia counties, say the state’s official election resul... more »

Aboriginals Claim Aliens Helped Build Australia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Aboriginals in Australia are attempting to reclaim a sacred image that depicts aliens in the early days of British exploration. The Wandjina are cloud and rain spirits drawn on cliffs and cave walls throughout Western Kimberley, dating back around 4,000 years. It is commonly believed amongst UFOlogists that these Wandjina may represent alien beings sent to Earth. Abc.net.au reports: Worrora woman Leah Umbagai said they were considered sacred by three tribes in the area. “The Wandjina is a supreme being that created the country, gave us the laws of the land, and we have to obey and ... more »

Time Urge 65 Million Citizens ‘Not To Pay Taxes’ Until Trump Is Out

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Time magazine has urged 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton to withhold from paying their taxes until Donald Trump’s election victory is overturned. Under the false notion that Trump lost the popular vote, Time’s Mark Weston claims that there is “no taxation without representation“. In an outrageous illegal call-to-action, Time magazine told readers not to pay taxes to the federal government “until democracy is restored.” Zerohedge.com reports: Because, It’s just not fair? Twice in the past 16 years, a Republican candidate who finished second in the popular vote has... more »

An ‘Emotion Engine:’ Honda’s New Concept Car Can Feel

Eleazer Corpuz at Robot Intelligence – Futurism - 7 hours ago
The Honda NeuV is a concept automated EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) called 'emotion engine.' Honda announced that 'Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem' will be the theme for its participation at the 2017 CES. The post An ‘Emotion Engine:’ Honda’s New Concept Car Can Feel appeared first on Futurism.

Free Speech in France?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

The Democrats' Super-Majorities In Sacramento-- Basically Rendered Meaningless By Corrupt ConservaDems

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez* Yesterday, Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who represents a huge swath of hipster and Hispanic Los Angeles (Silverlake, Echo Park, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Montecito Heights, Cypress Park, Chinatown, East L.A.) yielded to an animated draft movement by progressives in his district to run for the congressional seat Xavier Becerra is giving up to become California Attorney General. There is tremendous fear that charter school shill Sarah Hernandez, backed by the usual array of anti-union, anti-education fanatics and, of course, EMILY's List, will be ... more »

Incoming U.S. Defense Secretary Ret. General Mattis: The Iraq War Was A 'Strategic Mistake'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with retired Marine Gen. James Mattis following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar *Business Insider:* *MATTIS: The Iraq war was a 'strategic mistake'* President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Defence Secretary called the invasion of Iraq a “strategic mistake” at a conference last year, in an audio recording obtained by The Intercept. In a wide-ranging speech at an ASIS International Conference in Anaheim, California that covered everything fro... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Let's Not Extinguish Our Fire'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
LET’S NOT EXTINGUISH OUR FIRE Posted on December 6, 2016 Please post. MNN. DEC. 6, 2016. Don't allow anyone to extinguish our fire. We must continue to kindle it, not let it turn into a smouldering cinder again. In the early 1970’s Wounded Knee’s fire was extinguished when the corporate chiefs told AIM, American Indian Movement, to leave. The world was focusing on the human rights,

Mohawk Nation News 'Back to the Future'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
BACK TO THE FUTURE Posted on December 5, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Dec. 5, 2016. The corporate smoke screen continues. Their strategists said, “Let’s give them a deadline. Then we’ll watch how they, the country and world reacts. At the last minute we’ll introduce a fake plan to say we’re going to stop the pipeline”. DAPL has no credibility, so sleeping bags and tents remain at

DAPL Order Rings Hollow as Navajo Sues US Govt for $160m for Dumping Toxic Waste in Their Water

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: navajo]The Navajo Nation has filed a $160 million lawsuit against the US govt after they dumped millions of gallons of toxic waste into Navajo waters.

John Key: “His political career ends in a failure much more indelible than that of a mere electoral defeat or internal coup.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
John Key said he would do many things prior to election in 2008. Michael Reddell examines whether any got done. Short answer: No. At one level, John Key’s political career won’t have ended in failure. He remained popular and had had a pretty good chance of leading his party to a fourth term in government next year. But at another level, so what? … [Politicians like Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, and John Howard, and even Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill or Charles de Gaulle] left having made a difference. I’m not sure that same can be said of John Key. Reddell suggests you sho... more »

National leader/new PM: Your pick? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Unless you know something I don’t, there’s nothing to pick between any of the contenders for John Key’s job when it comes to rolling back the state. To my knowledge, the credentials of all of them on that score measures pretty close to zero. At best. But let us know you have any cogent thoughts about any of them – or why they might be especially good or bad at the job. And in the spirit of #dick’sdailyquestions, maybe answer this one for us too: *Q: How will John Key's resignation affect your everyday life?* *UPDATE*: While updating the archives, amid discovering Bennett and... more »

An Aerial Time Lapse Video From Google Earth Shows How Much Area 51 Has Grown In The Past 30 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Area 51 revealed: Aerial timelapse of America's mysterious government base shows how it has grown* * Animation shows how Area 51 has evolved since 1984 using Google Earth's timelapse feature * The military facility has been a focal point of many conspiracy theorists since the late 1970s * The original runway is now far wider and longer, with a second runway now built further to the East * The site has previously been confirmed as a historic test site for military aircraft Area 51 is one of the most secretive locations in the world. The Nevada-based military testing... more »

DEBKA: Pentagon Plans Ground Operation In Iraq As Mosul Op Falters

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Hopes that the US-backed operation would retake the ISIS stronghold in Mosul are reportedly fading. After nine weeks, Iraqi troops and their allies have failed to make significant progress in liberating Iraq’s second-largest city from ISIS despite outnumbering the terrorists ten-to-one. US generals are now preparing to deploy more American ground troops in Iraq, pending the approval of President-elect Donald Trump and the new Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis. RT reports: On Monday, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave assurances that it was “possible” to take the city before Pr... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 8 hours ago
You know about President-elect Trump's latest *coup de théâtre,* I assume: Donald Trump on Tuesday called for the cancellation of a Defense Department contract with Boeing to build the next generation of presidential aircraft, decrying the deal as too expensive. “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” the president-elect wrote on Twitter. “The plane is totally out of control. It’s going to be over $4 billion for Air Force One program and I think it’s ridiculous," Trump elaborated in ... more »

President-Elect Trump Wants To Cancel Boeing's $4 Billion Air Force One Contract

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Trump Says U.S. Should ‘Cancel Order’ for New Air Force One, Citing Costs* Aircraft maker is the latest company to come under scrutiny by the incoming commander-in-chief President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested the U.S. government should cancel a planned order with Boeing Co. for planes to serve as the new Air Force One, making the aircraft maker the latest company to come under scrutiny by the incoming commander-in-chief. The move broadens Mr. Trump’s effort to influence industrial policy beyond rebuking companies for moving jobs overseas by tack... more »

Maryland Church May Shut Down After City Fines Them $12K for Helping the Homeless

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: church]A town in Maryland is forcing a church to refuse to help the homeless people in town -- or face a fine that could shut them down entirely.

The new McCarthyism sweeping Israel By Donald Macintyre

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/ By Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem The Independent Saturday, 13 February 2010 To disagree with the state is to ‘delegitimise’ the state: that is the increasingly strident response of the country’s political and military establishment to those who dare to criticise its conduct It’s hard, sitting on the other side of the office table from […]

Helen Thomas: On Feminism, McCarthyism and Journalism

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/ TheRealNews March 31, 2010 — DC’s most experienced journalist on Feminism, McCarthyism and the White House Press Corps see Helen Thomas on White House Press Corps Helen Thomas on her one question for Obama

Two Good Articles on Nuclear Risks

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
The first article addresses deliberate radiation contamination of the ocean, a type of pollution not addressed by the London Convention when it occurs from shore and is sanctioned by the domestic government: Chris Busby. December 2, 2016. No to Bradwell's 'secret' radioactive discharges to the sea. The Ecologist. http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2988382/no_to_bradwells_secret_radioactive_discharges_to_the_sea.html Magnox has applied to dissolve spent nuclear fuel canisters and release the liquid into the sea near Bradwell nuclear power station in Essex, writes Chris Busby.... more »

Syrian “rebels” aka terrorists talk surrender & evacuation with U.S. 75% of Aleppo Recovered!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*Washington Post sans gibberish* BRUSSELS — *The United States is discussing with Syrian rebels their surrender and evacuation from Aleppo* *“Those who refuse to leave of their own accord will be wiped out,”* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow. “*There is no other solution.”* So, terrorists, leave or die!- Pretty straightforward. “Lavrov charged, and administration officials sharply denied, that the United States had “revoked” the Friday evacuation proposal.* “Serious conversations with our partners do not work,”** (direct quote)* he said, adding that t*he Unite... more »

China builds worlds largest diesel submarine but almost three times smaller than nuclear US Ohio and seven times smaller than nuclear Russian Typhoon

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 9 hours ago
China's Qing class submarine displaces 6,628 tons submerged and measuring exactly the length of a football field at one hundred yards long (ninety-two meters), it is by most accounts the largest diesel submarine ever built. The Type 032 can fire not only long-range cruise missiles, but submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with the capacity to send a nuclear warhead across the ocean. Only a single Type 032 has been built. It was intended as an affordable testing platform for missile armament. It appears to have replaced the sixties-era Type 031 Golf-class sub used to test t... more »

Chinese Media Tells President-Elect Trump To Stop Behaving Like A 'Rookie' And To 'Fall Into Line' With Beijing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Trump angered Chinese officials by firing off these two tweets on Sunday, criticizing the government *Time:* *China’s State Media Tells Donald Trump to ‘Stop Acting Like a Diplomatic Rookie’* They were responding to a series of tweets he issued on Sunday Chinese media outlets have warned that Donald Trump is threatening healthy U.S.-China relations, on which “world peace and prosperity” depend, by behaving like a “diplomatic rookie” on issues like Taiwan, trade and the South China Sea. Comment pieces published on China’s state media channels and newspapers with ties to Beijing c... more »

Too fast! All the weird Electoral College possibilities.

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 9 hours ago
None of us has ever seen anything like this. It seems proof that we live in some weird simulation. Or Robert Heinlein's predicted "Crazy Years." Or else that I was right about every century having its true upheaval-beginning approximately in its 15th year. *This time, let me entertain you with just a few politically redolent points, that should shock, amuse and make you cry.* 1- Don't expect *salvation from the Electoral College.* Yes, there'll be more defections-of-conscience than ever before. Some electors are talking out options, as a "college" should. Like the "Hamilton Electors... more »

General directional control of stratospheric balloons and creating a network of stratospheric balloon satellites

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 9 hours ago
The Global Aerospace StratoSail® balloon guidance system (BGS) is designed to alter the flight path of balloons. The StratoSail® BGS takes advantage of the natural difference in wind speed at different altitudes in the atmosphere. A wing is suspended several kilometers below the balloon gondola using a long thin tether. The wing is hanging on end, so its "lift" acts sideways rather than upward as in an airplane. This sideways lift force is used to drag the balloon across the wind. This allows the balloon to be maneuvered towards regions of interest and away from unfavorable conditio... more »

Russia Accuses The US Of Killing Its Medics In Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A Russian mobile hospital was hit by shelling on Monday, just days after it was set up to provide assistance to civilians in Aleppo. Two Russian medics were killed and another seriously injured after around a dozen of shells hit the facility. Civilians attending appointments were also wounded in the attack. The Russian Defense Ministry ministry said that it attributes blame for the hospital shelling to “terrorists and their patrons in the US, the UK and France.” The Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov accused the United States of both providing the rebels w... more »

Japan's Prime Minister Will Not Issue An Apology At Pearl Harbor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) carries a wreath as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on, in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo *Voice Of America*:* Japan: Abe Will Not Apologize at Pearl Harbor* Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not apologize for his country's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor when he visits the site on the U.S. island of Hawaii later this month, a representative said. "The prime minister's visit is to show his commitment toward the future and to never repeat the tragedy of th... more »

Ken Wachsberger : Reflection on the election: The Yippie Puke-In of 1972

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
‘They can’t beat us. We’re having too much fun.’ — Stew Albert By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | December 6, 2016 I’m trying to be positive but I’ll be honest. I get queasy sometimes. Trump called himself the … finish reading Ken Wachsberger : Reflection on the election: The Yippie Puke-In of 1972

Fake News: The new Fake War

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Mark Dice Reports on ABC News creating "Fake News"* *setting up a phony crime scene with police tape* Whenever the Deep State US oligarchs want to launch a new social engineering/geostrategic initiative...they frame it as a "War". They have brainwashed the 67% of Americans (and Canadians) that I call "sheeple" to pay attention only if something is called a "war". So, so far we've had the... *War on Drugs* Which, *as real journalist* Gary Webb taught us was in fact the US government letter agencies doing their own drug trafficking from Central and South America and from Afghanis... more »

Blizzard Days at Standing Rock -- Photos by Michelle Cook

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Michelle Cook with friends during Standing Rock's blizzard. Photo Michelle Cook. Gyms, and the Pavilion at the Standing Rock casino, have opened their doors during the blizzard. Photo Michelle Cook, Dine'. By Brenda Norrell Censored News So happy to hear from my friend Michelle Cook, Dine'. Michelle made it through the blizzard and is back at Oceti Sakowin in Standing Rock.

Van Jones will be worth watching tonight!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016We'd say he's strongly emerged:* In our view, some good journalists have emerged in the past year or so. Jennifer Senior has emerged at the New York Times. Is Emily Badger emerging there too? We think that may be the case. On CNN, Alysin Camerota has turned out to be a great hire. We think she and Chris Cuomo are emerging, although the craziness and apparent con of Mika and Joe make them the must-watch program. Then too, there's Van Jones. It's hard to believe that he started on the national level as an early object of anti-Obama fake news propaganda. At ... more »

Bill Gates: Humanity ‘Badly Needs One World Government’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Billionaire Bill Gates called for “a kind of global government” this week, arguing that the creation of a one world government would be needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.” Speaking with Germany’s “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper, Gates said that the United Nations doesnt have enough power and must be granted full governmental control “for the good of humanity.” “You can make fun of it, but in truth it is sad how the conference in Copenhagen is run, how individuals who behave like the UN system failed,” Gates said according to an English translation in the Huffin... more »

John Kerry: Israel Pockets Over Half Of US Aid To Entire World

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
John Kerry admitted that the United States gives Israel more than half of the aid that we give “to the entire world,” but Israel doesn’t pay attention to anything the U.S. says. Kerry: Every president, Republican and Democrat, has been opposed to settlements – we issue a warning today when we see a new settlement announced. Nothing happens. It’s ignored, a new settlement goes up. New units, new sales. So the issue — Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg: You’re describing a situation in which you have zero leverage. Kerry: I think we do – I think we do have leverage — Goldberg: But they nev... more »

Simon Ortiz: 'The lie that's choking America'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Thank you Simon Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo professor, author and poet, for your words. Simon is responding to Chili Yazzie's column today, from the Dine' Vets at Standing Rock. Chili's column is at: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/12/chile-yazzie-dine-veterans-at-standing.html By Simon Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo Censored News Chili is right. "We know they're conniving, deceitful... and very

Women's March on Washington: Are you an individual or a member of the collective?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and how does your "tribe" affect how you think?* A little known and completely fruitless waste of money, time, and energy will be *unleashed on this country on Jan. 21st. * A whole bunch of women and beta males will descend on Washington to make a statement. Exactly what this statement is supposed to accomplish is still unknown. Can't go to Washington? Not to worry since each state will have its own little mini-me march. *In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presenc... more »

10 Ways To Gift Photos

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
Every Christmas season I get requests from siblings and friends to help them put together gifts for their loved ones. It's no secret I'm an absolute photo junkie. My husband often calls my camera my Horcrux, because if it was destroyed part of my soul would die. I love being behind the camera, and making photo gifts for my family. The items I've made with photos are some of my very favorite things in my entire house. There are many companies that offer different photo gifts, and I have tried just about everyone. When I was given the chance to sample some of Shutterfly's produc... more »

Standing Rock Vets Do what US Govt Never Had the Courage to Do — Apologize to Native Americans

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: native]In a historic and heartwarming act, US veterans apologized, for the first time, to Native Americans for the crimes perpetrated on them for centuries.

Climate Change in the Age of Trump: A "Humanitarian Crisis of Epic Proportions"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Notice the massive river deltas (blue dots) and other large low-lying areas (purple), including the North China Plain, the Chinese "breadbasket" (source; click to open at full size in a new tab).* *by Gaius Publius* We're about to witness a kind of "perfect storm," perhaps in our lifetime — the confluence of soon-to-be out-of-control climate degradation with the perfect person in the perfect place to make that degradation worse, President Donald Trump. First, on the effect of Trump on military climate policy, from *Scientific American* (emphasis mine): The military and intellige... more »

Greg Hunter, "Jim Sinclair: We Have Killed Capitalism"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Jim Sinclair: We Have Killed Capitalism"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Legendary gold and market expert Jim Sinclair says, “Markets do not exist anymore, and you can’t time what does not exist.” Sinclair contends a huge transition is underway, and the old system cannot be fixed. A new one is on the way, and the old one is going to end with a bang. Sinclair explains, “Right now, they’re eating each other, and the eventuality is, getting back to the steam pot, there is going to be a day when there is only going to be one shark left, one very fat shark left, and what happens ne... more »

Argentina: An Interview with Ventura Maceiras in 1971?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Argentina: An Interview with Ventura Maceiras in 1971?* Background Information:* "On Saturday, December 30, 1972, Ventura Maceiras, the 73-year-old watchman of a property located in the Angel Cabañas Municipal Park of Tres Arroyos, province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was calmly sipping tea one evening when a brilliantly illuminated object appeared out of nowhere in a nearby clearing. He could make out the forms of two beings clearly within the glowing object, and with the rustic courtesy of the gaucho, Maceiras proffered his cup of "mate" – the traditional Argentinean infusion ... more »

Pentagon could easily save $125 billion over 5 years in bureaucratic waste and inefficiency

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 11 hours ago
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post. Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressin... more »

B.S. Detector And The Rise Of ‘Fake News’ Detection Software

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
Developers launched "fake news" detector browser extension that garnered quite bit of popularity but improperly included some websites. The post B.S. Detector And The Rise Of ‘Fake News’ Detection Software appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Price Is Ryan

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
There's been a lot of scary buzz lately about Washington's newest Gruesome Twosome (House Speaker Paul Ryan and HHS Secretary-Designate Tom Price) publicly drooling over taking the buzz-saw to Medicare. No matter that even VP-elect Mike Pence vowed as late as this past Sunday that the Trump administration would protect Medicare. No matter that even Ayn Rand fanboy Ryan admitted on *60 Minutes* that the privatization of Medicare might have to wait until such time that Republicans - who'd truly love to slash it to bits, yesterday - won't be quite as vulnerable to the wrath of the old ... more »

VIDEO: Cop Fired for Challenging Kid to Fight Also Threatened to ‘Blow Up’ a School

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: school]A cop has been fired after dashcam video showed him challenge a boy to a fight. The officer also threatened school officials with anthrax and bombs.

Westworld's Creation

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
The Creation of GODClearly the first season conclusion of HBO's Westworld has awe inspiring thought. Looking for evidence that Michelangelo was the worlds greatest heretic is not going to yield much. Clearly the Revelation that the Sistine Chapel has the most clever graffiti ever created is breaking ground. I have infinite patience with Science Fiction. I will consume and enjoy the worst trash because I like this flavour of expression so much. That's why I was so initially disappointed in Westworld. It was like a series about the Titanic, we all know it has to end with an iceberg. ... more »

“Deep State: The Secret Government That Wants All Your Secrets…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Deep State: The Secret Government That Wants All Your Secrets…”* by Bill Bonner "Over the years — hardly noticed by the press or the public — a group of insiders has taken control of Washington. These zombies and cronies — who number in the thousands — have much more power and authority than 100 million voters. Research shows that if they want legislation, they get it. Voters, on the other hand, get what they want only rarely…and probably only because the insiders want the same thing. Taken together, this network of elites comprises the ‘Deep State’. But who exactly is part of the... more »

Google will use only solar and wind power globally starting in 2017

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 12 hours ago
In 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for their global operations — including both our data centers and offices. Google was one of the first corporations to create large-scale, long-term contracts to buy renewable energy directly. They signed their first agreement to purchase all the electricity from a 114-megawatt wind farm in Iowa, in 2010. Today, they are the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments reaching 2.6 gigawatts (2,600 megawatts) of wind and solar energy. Read more »

Opportunities (apply here)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 12 hours ago
I dropped by a career fair local to where I live in SoCal yesterday just to see what was out there for the sake of the blog. - Prep/line cook at a Vietnamese restaurant. I told them that I could supply cats in large numbers but I had no experience cooking them. The owner looked interested and told me to leave my name and phone number, which I did. - Massage Therapist A Korean massage chain was hiring. I don't know whether it was a rub and tug job or whether they were giving actual massages. I asked the lady whether or not I would be expected to deliver happy endings. She... more »

COMEY'S GIRL: Kornacki on the attack!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016Part 2—Our own team's Wrong-Way Corrigan:* With bowl season approaching, our thoughts sometimes turn to the famous exploits of Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels. In the 1929 Rose Bowl, Riegels, an All-American, famously ran the wrong way in an attempt to give Georgia Tech a chance to compete with his own much more powerful Cal. In effect, he was tackled by his own team on the 1. In effect, his famous wrong-way run ended up giving Tech a safety. Riegels is sometimes confused with the more famous Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan. Corrigan achieved his nickname in 1938 by... more »

Trump, Zeman trade invitations

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*A chance for a special relationship to the U.S. is surely a currency in Czechia* The Associated Press and the Czech media have told us about a telephone call between the Czech president Miloš Zeman and the U.S. President-Elect. Trump has appreciated that Zeman was the only EU head of state who publicly endorsed Trump before the elections. *Sorry, if I have found a more handsome Trump-Zeman interpolation, I would have posted it instead of this ugly one. :-)* They accepted the invitations to the White House and the Prague Castle, respectively. Zeman's trip to the White House is li... more »

Physics journal removes study for breach of confidentiality

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A physics journal has retracted a 2016 study after learning that the author published it without the knowledge or permission of the funder, which had a confidentiality agreement in place for the work. According to the retraction notice in Applied Physics Letters, the paper also lifted content from other researchers without due credit. Given the “legal […] The post Physics journal removes study for breach of confidentiality appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Migrant Invasion Of Europe Is For The Destruction Of European Nations: How To Enter Europe Illegally, Assisted By NGO's

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
I constantly come under attack for my stance that the so called "refugees" that have been entering Europe unabated for the last few years are NOT refugees at all, but are absolutely illegal migrant workers and their families... These invaders are being purposely moved into Europe for the destruction of European culture and nations..... I have yet to find anything that proves myself wrong on this matter.... Just today, I came across a most interesting article from a fellow truth seeker, Greg Bacon, who of course writes the excellent blog: "Goon Squad" at www.careandwashingofthebrain... more »

Chile Yazzie 'Dine' Veterans at Standing Rock -- Blizzard Sets In'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Above: Navajo Vets for Standing Rock enroute to Standing Rock in Denver. Photo by Christian Johnson. By Chili Yazzie Censored News Dec 06 am Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock Update: our Warriors got into camp to join the wintery cold but exultant celebration in great Solidarity of a battle won. Then the blizzard set in. They stayed in Oceti Sakowin greeting fellow Warriors, finding

International Organ Trafficking Ring Busted In Egypt

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Authorities in Egypt say they have busted an International organ trafficking network that reportedly bought organs from poor Egyptians and sold them to customers from other countries. Egypt’s health ministry and Administrative Control Authority said they had arrested 45 members of the network including university professors and doctors from Egypt and other Arab countries. Nurses, middlemen and organ-buyers were also detained in Tuesdays dawn raid in what the ministry has described as the largest organ-trafficking network exposed in Egypt to date. Press TV reports: “Today at dawn, ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*EUROPE ROCKED AGAIN: Italy's prime minister resigns after landslide defeat in referendum vote 'POISONED CHALICE': The woman behind the Article 50 legal case says she's afraid to leave her house 25,000 people have downloaded a 'BS Detector' which flags fake news on Facebook John Key Steps Down as Prime Minister of New Zealand, Claims Family Reasons Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal "Pizzagate" Explodes After Man Arrested In Comet Restaurant Shooting The gap between the number of black inmates in New York granted parole versus wh... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #223 Project Blue Beam has been Activated

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
Denice: Just laid down to close my eyes for a bit. *[Commander]* Jai was at a console making contact. He said *"BLUE BEAM IS ON". * *[other data redacted for now]* Terran to Denice: Followup note to Thor: Can you request your new Sirian and Arcturian friends park their chariots until this Blue Beam is over. This illusion needs allusions to make it work, and those craft we have seen here in Austin. Thor: *TERRAN. INDEED ALL HERE ARE AWARE NOW. WE SIT AND AWAIT THE "SHOW". TICKETS ARE FREE BECAUSE THEY CANNOT BE SOLD. IN HUMOUR. NO ONE IS BUYING IT. IN JOY. THOR. END.* Terran:... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 50, Dec 5, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Golden Division claimed activity in two parts of east Mosul. The Tahrirneighborhood was freed for the third time. Barid was also attacked. That area was first entered on November 30. The Iraqi forces have found it difficult to maintain control of many of the neighborhoods on the frontline because of Islamic State counterattacks and infiltration. It has become part of the back and forth nature of the operation that neighborhoods change hands several times. Overall, more areas are being attacked and freed it has just been a slow and very difficult process. There was activity on... more »

Did The Soviet Union Have A Chance To Win The Cold War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
For one of the last times, the Soviet flag flies over the Kremlin at Red Square in Moscow, on Saturday night, December 21, 1991. The flag was replaced by the Russian flag on New Year's. (AP Photo/Gene Berman) *Robert Farley, National Interest*: *Did Russia Ever Have a Shot at Winning the Cold War?* Could the Soviets have won the Cold War? In retrospect, Soviet defeat seems overdetermined. The USSR suffered from a backwards economy, an unappealing political system, and unfortunate geography. But even into the 1980s, many Cold Warriors in the West worried that Red Victory was imminen... more »

This Russian Submarine Was Built To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russian submarine Tomsk in Vilyuchinsk. Wikimedia Commons/Sergey Konovalov/Mil.ru *Sebastien Roblin, National Interest:* *This Russian Nuclear Submarine Has a Very Special Mission: Kill American Aircraft Carriers* Russia’s enormous Oscar-class nuclear attack submarines, known as the Project 949A, were designed during the Cold War with a specific mission in mind: to go hunting for American aircraft carriers, the pride of American naval power. Because each U.S. flattop is protected by its own little fleet of escorting warships—many of them specialized in antisubmarine warfare—the Os... more »

Oil Company Frantic to Complete DAPL as Entire Pipeline Could Be Financially Doomed Jan. 1

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: pipeline]This explains why the company is willing to ignore the Corps and continue drilling under the Standing Rock Sioux's drinking water source.

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The Truth About "Hospitals" In Eastern Aleppo - The US Mercenaries Have Been Using Them Illegally For Combat Purposes!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
The battle to eliminate the ever shrinking pocket of resistance in eastern Aleppo city continues.... Even now, the good guys, the Syrian government forces, have been advancing steadily and have now secured almost 75% of the eastern pocket... The US bought and paid for mercenaries and murderers are now being forced into a smaller and small pocket in the southeastern part of the city and it will be days now before they are forced to surrender or be destroyed! Over the last while, the Jew spew media has been constantly putting out bullshit reports about the Russians and Syrians "bombi... more »

Tommy gun scandal

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Tommy Robinson hasn’t been in the news recently. He hasn’t given another speech at the Oxford Union or been arrested for some obscure offence. Nor has he been caught hanging out with any of his allegedly dodgy advocacy groups or hobnobbing with any undesirables. (As far as I know) But I’ve just heard, belatedly, that he has been doing something unusual. He has been to Israel. Some people have criticised this trip. They say it’s disingenuous, and that he’s somehow exploiting a cause to further his own racist agenda. Why take that attitude, I wonder? His pro-Israel critics are at... more »

Russia Is Laughing At Recent British - NATO War Games In Estonia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Russia MOCKS British war games, saying: ‘Polish-assembled T72s are a poor replacement for the real stuff’* * The exercise, involving Nato, took place on Salisbury Plain at the weekend * It was intended to simulate President Putin’s forces invading Estonia * Taking part were troops due to be deployed early next year in the Baltic * But the Russian Embassy in London said it was 'bizarre and delusionary' Russia has mocked a British war games exercise at the weekend in which Nato forces posed as invading 'Russian' tanks rumbling across the border into a Baltic state.... more »

There Are Only 5 Russian Language Speakers In The British Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Reuters *RT*: *British Army has just 5 Russian language speakers… despite Tory warnings of war* Despite frequent warnings by the government of an impending Russian threat, cuts to Britain’s defense budget have left its military with just five Russian interpreters, according to the latest figures. The Labour Party’s defense spokesman has blasted the Tory government over the shortfall. However, some experts say the current practice of relying on private contractors is justified. The Foreign Office has 163 employees possessing Russian language skills ranging from basic to advanced l... more »

Poll: Americans And Westerners Are Becoming 'More Comfortable' With The Policy Of Using Torture And Harsh Interrogation Techniques

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Shane T. McCoy / Reuters *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast:* *Red Cross Poll: Americans Warm to Torture and Indiscriminate Bombing* *An International Red Cross poll shows more Americans and other Westerners than ever before are OK with harsh tactics, yet those under fire still hope the laws of war apply to them.* Bombarded by President-Elect Donald Trump’s election rhetoric promising to step up the campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Americans are more likely to accept torture and indiscriminate bombing of suspected terrorists than they were two decades ago, according to a p... more »

Gradma's Bladder Infection Remedy

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago

Is 'Is the BBC biased?' biased?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The following message arrived in our inboxes yesterday. We don’t normally do ads, but this new US site might be of interest. (I see we get a name-check.) We could compare notes. Dear Craig and Sue, You and your readers may be interested in the world’s first daily media bias index. Launched this week by CIW NEWS, the index tracks the ideological bias of the BBC using a simple but powerful measure. From today, CIW NEWS will calculate its pioneering BBC bias index each evening New York time and post the index’s latest value to its Media Bias Index page. You can find more information... more »

WPTPN: Will Populist Nationalism Lead to Great-Power War?

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
This World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) guest post is written by Louis F. Cooper. His online writing includes “Reflections on U.S. Foreign Policy” at the U.S. Intellectual History Blog (July 16, 2014). His Ph.D. is from the School of International Service, American University. The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars of 1792-1815, […]

Sleuthing out scientific fraud, pixel by pixel

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
When it comes to detecting image manipulation, the more tools you have at your disposal, the better. In a recent issue of Science and Engineering Ethics, Lars Koppers at TU Dortmund University in Germany and his colleagues present a new way to scan images. Specifically, they created an open-source software that compares pixels within or […] The post Sleuthing out scientific fraud, pixel by pixel appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Internal Pentagon Audit Reveals $125 Billion In 'Waste'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post: **Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste* The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post. Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than e... more »

Good Samaritans Arrested for Taking Perfectly Good Food from Dumpsters to Give to Charity

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: food]Two good Samaritans found solutions to food waste and hunger -- however, they were shut down by police for their selfless acts.

Battery subsidies spark energy row

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby/Patsy Lacey http://renews.biz/105133/uk-energy-storage-is-viable/ A couple of stories that complement each other. First, from reNEWS: UK Power Networks (UKPN) has completed a two-year trial of a battery storage facility in Leighton Buzzard saying the demonstration project proves the technology is viable. The distribution network operator said the […]

on a language adventure with mango languages

laura k at wmtc - 15 hours ago
We are going to Egypt! We're super excited about it. It's someplace we've always wanted to go. In fact, it's the only country that Allan has always wanted to see. (We went to my number one spot -- Peru -- in 2006.) Just after New Year's, we celebrate our anniversary, and we always go away for the 5s and 10s*. I thought for number 30 we should go someplace really special! The trip is in February. In preparation, I'm learning some Egyptian Arabic, using Mango Languages, which I can access at no cost through my library card. I'm really enjoying it. Here's why I love Mango. - It break... more »

Nearly A Thousand Hospitalized As “Thunderstorm Asthma” Hits Kuwait

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Lat month more than 8500 people were hospitalized and at least eight others died after a bizarre thunderstorm left emergency services stretched beyond capacity. A similar event has now been reported in Kuwait, with claims that thunderstorm activity triggered a mass reaction and nearly a thousand people were taken to the hospital with severe asthma. At least five people have also died. What is really going on? SHTF reports: Is a covert, deadly substance being deliberately sprayed from planes (as governments did back in the sixties, and countless times since)? Or is is just somethin... more »

Buyers' Remorse? Or Trumpy-the-Clown Can Do No Wrong?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Will Americans suddenly like obstructionism now that it's coming from the Democrats rather than from Republicans? Or will they agree that the collection of misfits and rogues Trump has been nominating for office are beyond the pale and really do need to be stopped? Or will Americans think the GOP needs to be taught a lesson for what they did to President Obama's nominations, particularly Merrick Garland? Or... is the plan to obstruct Trumps' nominees-- a plan that can only end in Trumpy-the-Clown victories-- going to further alienate the public from government and make them hate i... more »

Forever Pure: part 2.

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Due to an uncharacteristic lapse of concentration I forgot to pursue my own question: Who made the film and why. Well, now I have. Here’s what I neglected to ferret out yesterday. *“Israeli film-maker Maya Zinshtein discusses the fallout from her football doc Forever Pure”* You should read it, but you probably won’t so I’ll just extract the best bits. Maya Zinshtein worked for many years as an investigative reporter for the BBC’s favourite Israeli newspaper - Haaretz. (This is where Mandy Rice Davies’s most famous quotation might be borne in mind. ) The gist of it is that Maya Zi... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
This article by CNN Supreme Court reporter Ariane de Vogue is pure, undiluted pro-Trump and pro-GOP propaganda: *Trump could bring a different kind of diversity to the Supreme Court* ... As he considers a list of nominees to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Trump is looking for a kind of diversity the current court lacks. The potential nominees all have sterling judicial conservative credentials. But the current list represents something else -- a nod to judges from "flyover" states, an appreciation for non-Ivy League schools and even a dash of political experience. Many on ... more »

The Alt Right Of The North

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Ezra Levant wants to be the Steve Bannon of Canadian politics. It was Levant who organized the rally which Chris Alexander recently addressed in Edmonton. And it is Levant who founded *Rebel Media*, which fancies itself a northern version of Bannon's Breitbart.com. Tasha Kheiriddin writes: The Rebel is currently on an expansion kick, running a crowdfunding campaign to become “bigger than the CBC”, in the words of founder and (ahem) ‘Rebel Commander’ Ezra Levant. Which is ironic, perhaps, since not talking to the “mainstream media” was the first of many pages event organizers ripp... more »

Oil Company To Defy Army Corps Order In Standing Rock

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The oil company company responsible for constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline has openly stated that they will defy an order by the Army Corps of Engineers who refused to grant them permission to extend the pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir on Sunday. Energy Transfer Partners have said that the denial of an easement necessary to drill under the river is of no consequence for its plans to complete the project. According to a statement from Dallas based Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics, which is acquiring ETP in a merger: “As stated all along, ETP and SXL are... more »

there is a major design flaw in the new blogger interface

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
Blogger has rolled out a redesigned dashboard. For those of us who write or manage blogs with comment moderation, it is decidedly *not* an upgrade. And for those of us who manage multiple blogs with comment moderation, it downright sucks. Unfortunately I can't illustrate this post; I didn't know my dashboard was going to change, so I didn't screenshot the old one. Previously, when I went to Blogger, which I have set as one of my home pages, I would see -- on the same screen -- all the blogs I manage. In one glance, with zero clicks, I could see if any comments were "awaiting modera... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Teacher unions smarting after many members vote for Trump* Two weeks after Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election, the USA’s teachers unions are wondering what happened to their chosen candidate — and how so many of their members could have voted for her opponent. Despite early and eager endorsements of Clinton by both unions, the nation’s school teachers and other school workers contributed substantially to Trump’s Nov. 8 win. How substantially? About one in five American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members who cast a ballo... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Dana Nuccitelli is up to his old tricks again* *He tells a good story if you don't know the details he leaves out or distorts. At issue is the cause of the 2015/2016 global warming. But the graph below really tells it all. The warming was a typical El Nino peak, not the sustained rise we might have expected of anthropogenic global warming.And if the rise WERE caused by anthropogenic global warming, there would have to have been a rise in the CO2 content of the atmosphere during 2015 and 2016 to cause it. But there was not. The latest readings are that CO2 levels pla... more »

The Labour of Zarathustra

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 17 hours ago
Friedrich NietzscheIn my view, “The Labour of Zarathustra” is the most interesting chapter in Daniel Halevy’s *The Life of Frederich Nietzsche*. Halevy has described how Nietzsche got the inspiration for his book *Thus Spake Zarathustra*. Here’s an excerpt from *The Life of Frederich Nietzsche* : *Friedrich Nietzsche never ceased to hear and gather the words of Zarathustra. In three distiches of a soft and almost tender seduction he tells how this companion entered into his life : * *I sat there waiting—waiting for nothing,Enjoying, beyond good and evil, nowThe light, now th... more »

Snotty, smug, supercilious, spiteful, smirking people of no consequence mock Ben Carson...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 18 hours ago
*and deem him unqualified for a position with HUD.* Because we all know what a great job HUD does. We can thank Odumbo and HUD for the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation, which essentially will move the ghetto peeps into a lovely house right next to yours, because we all know that if someone lives in the right neighborhood they will morph into a hard working responsible citizen. Ben Carson knows this is not true. Ben Carson did not succeed because he lived in the right neighborhood. Ben Carson succeeded because he's Ben Carson and was blessed with a determined... more »

Deep State’s Pizzagate False Flag? MSM Damage Control Blaming Alt Media “Fake News,” Trump and Russia

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 18 hours ago
It didn’t take long for deep state to unleash what is most likely a false flag amidst the still breaking pedo-Pizzagate scandal. In one fell swoop blaming Russia, Trump’s appointed National Security Advisor retired General Michael Flynn and of course those “fake news” internet conspiracy theory websites guarantees to deliver a big payoff for deep state tyranny bent on silencing all truth from Americans. By bringing in another gun wielding stooge to execute Sunday’s shooting at the Comet Ping Pong pizza joint, the epicenter of a child sex trafficking ring, all the mainstream media... more »

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Trump and His Betraying Makeover Italy’s Referendum Should Be a Warning to Donald Trump Much like Donald Trump’s appeal to the working class in America, Renzi took office in 2014 on an anti-establishment campaign. Ironically, or perhaps not, Renzi used the identical words as Trump, promising to clean out “the swamp.” The swamp in Italy includes the same cronyism, political pay-to-play

We Want Joe!

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*Biden to Run?* Twenty-seven days after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, Vice President Joe Biden told reporters he would make his third bid for the highest office in the land four years from now. "I'm going to run in 2020," Biden, 74, told a group of reporters at the Capitol Monday evening. "So, uh, what the hell, man." When asked if he was serious or joking, the vice president paused for about four seconds and sighed. He was then asked if he would run for president. "Yeah, I am," Biden said. "Yeah, I am. We're going to run again." I don't know ... more »

The EU aren't scared of laying out what they believe, it's the institutionally pro EU BBC that deliberately doesn't report the truth

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Jean-Claude Juncker is the poster boy for EU arrogance and authoritarianism: On Greece's economic meltdown in 2011 "When it becomes serious, you have to lie." On EU monetary policy "I'm ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious … I am for secret, dark debates" On British calls for a referendum over the Lisbon Treaty "Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?," On the French referendum over the EU constitution "If it's a Yes, we will say 'on we go', and if ... more »

Scientists Reveal The Way To Tell If A Couple Is Happily In Love

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
How can you tell if a couple is happily in love? Regular sickeningly sweet photos on Facebook? Couple rings? Using hashtags like #romantic, #dinner, #luckyme, #love, #cute, #blessed, #loved? What about baby talk and finishing each other’s sentences? According to science, the best way to tell if a couple is happily in love is by looking at their waistlines. Yourtango report that research at the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that couples who report satisfaction in their marriage tend to GAIN weight. For a period of four years, researchers followed 169 couples i... more »

Global Trends - The Rising Longevity Industry

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
*Biogerontology Research Foundation trustees will attend The Economist conference Ageing Societies 2016 on 29-30th November in London.* Biogerontology Research Foundation UK executives and trustees Dmitry Kaminskiy and Alex Zhavoronkov will attend panel discussions at the Aging Societies conference 2016, organized by The Economist, in London, United Kingdom on November 29-30th 2016. http://ieet.org/archive/pasted_image_0.png

Mark Blyth ─ Global Trumpism

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Watson Institute Student Seminar Series - American Democracy: The Dangers and Opportunities of Right Here and Right Now

Putin: New World Order Has Lost Its Grip On Europe

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The defeat of Italy’s establishment Prime Minister is the latest sign that a tectonic shift is coming to the European order: toward accommodating, rather than countering, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vow to destroy the globalist New World Order. Italians went to the polls on Sunday and voted down Prime Minister Renzi’s proposed changes that would have weakened the constitution, further eroded once proud sovereignty, and put nooses around Italian necks. But Italy rejected its establishment government’s demands for more central control, and pushed anti-establishment party FSM ... more »

WikiLeaks: US Supports Both Sides In Wars For Profit

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The long arm of the United States military-industrial complex is arming and training both sides of the increasingly brutal Yemen conflict, according to WikiLeaks’ latest release. Promptly after the release of more than 500 documents from the U.S. embassy in Yemen, WikiLeaks explained why this particular leak matters. “The war in Yemen has produced 3.15 million internally displaced persons,” the statement said. “Although the United States government has provided most of the bombs and is deeply involved in the conduct of the war itself,” the organization argues, western news organiz... more »

Doctors Are Harnessing The Power Of Gold To Treat Cancer

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Ancient Chinese alchemists and modern cutting-edge medical doctors have one thing in common: the belief that humanity has been using gold for the wrong purposes. Rather than using it for currency or making it into jewelry to flaunt wealth, we should be using it to heal ourselves and cure cancer. In the second century A.D., during the Han dynasty, a Chinese alchemist known as Wei Boyang wrote: “Gold is the most valuable thing in all the world because it is immortal and never gets rotten. Alchemists eat it, and they enjoy longevity.” Nearly two thousand years later, the most precious... more »

Warm Heart Biochar Troughs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: 4-Standard-T2k-mixed-feedstock-trial-pre-burn-CD-160523-WH-084]* This is very impressive. I have long felt that it had to be possible to produce a technical breakthrough that anyone could learn how to use. This surely is it. Obviously there is plenty of fuss work needed to manage the actual burn but the principal is clear enough. You load the material which usually needs to be well dried. Bio char technology actually calls for drying sheds in order to properly prepare the feed stock. One then loads one of tese kilns and you must then ignite the surface and allow it to... more »

Is There Physical Evidence That We Live More Than One Life?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Sepulchral by R. Ayana] Only an arrogant fool would dismiss the best cases of reincarnation. It is very real. Add to that our present understanding of the physical nature of the so called spiritual world and we have a physical framework for information transfer as well. In fact once you understand that physical nature it is easy to work out the implied logic of such an existence and to appreciate the flood of reports both human and spirit. We have the data and it is no trick to gain more data directly from the other side. They are all seriously chatty. The true weakne... more »

Customers as Young as 10 Damaged by 'Roundup' Weed-killer now Suing Monsanto

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Glyphosate lawsuits] Fundamentally Monsanto did choose to lie about the dangers from the beginning. They then maintained this lie malice aforethought to this day. Hard effort by science outside Monsanto has slowly revealed the truth.. At no time has Monsanto wavered in its story line that the product is safe. The general mega statistical picture says otherwise and said it early on as well. It is as if they simply do not care if a few folks die early. In fact, i suspect that the reason for this is that they sell globally and the only problem market is the developed ... more »

Aspartame now being marketed as natural sweetener, name changed to 'AminoSweet'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is all a mockery of the whole concept of regulatory oversight. Folks who wish no part of is are still been lied to. At the same time a truly effective and safe natural sweetener is slowly working its way into the market and this is Stevia of course. The scientific point we can make is utterly simple. Given the present choice of Stevia or aspartame, it is actually regulatory maleficence to continue allowing aspartame. Starbucks just put paper packets of Stevia out for its customers this past month. It has the equivalent of two teaspoons of sugar and also a little bit of su... more »

Transformers - The Last Knight - brand new first trailer

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
I'll admit, "I've loved all these Transformers films thus far," well done Michael Bay for just DELIVERING all these years. Here's the trailer for #V or Transformers Five: the last knight...

China Is Seething Over President-Elect Trump's Recent Tweets On China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *James Palmer, Foreign Policy:** China Really Isn’t Joking About Taiwan* *Beneath Beijing’s seemingly mild criticism of Trump’s phone call are currents of raw, public nationalism the government can’t control.* Tere’s a reason Donald Trump’s impetuous conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has left foreign-policy experts tearing their hair out... more »

Putin: Elite Have Failed Their ‘New World Order’ Plan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Vladimir Putin has announced on Russian television that the New World Order has failed, and claims that the world is now experiencing the final death throes of a dying elitist regime. Putin told Russia’s NTV channel that the attempts to create a globalist New World Order failed due to people around the world waking up to the insidious truth about the elite’s plans. “This was inevitable. Attempts to create a unipolar world have failed. We are already living in different times. Russia has always clung to a point that we must respect the interests of others while defending our own on... more »

Alternative News Site Sues Washington Post Over ‘Fake News’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Alternative news website Naked Capitalism has struck back at the phoney war against ‘fake news’ websites by launching a lawsuit against The Washington Post. As the “fake news” hysteria grows to unprecedented levels following the fraudulent list of so-called “Russian propaganda websites” published by the PropOrNot organisation, Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith has threatened The Washington Post with a defamation lawsuit in response to their attempt to silence alternative media by attacking sites listed by PropOrNot. Zerohedge.com reports: As the lawyers like to say, res ipsa loquitur. ... more »

US Air Force: Russia ‘Number One’ Threat To America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Russia poses the biggest military threat to America, according to The Secretary of the US Air Force, Deborah James. The Air Force boss told Reuters at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum on Saturday that Russia’s nuclear capabilities pose a very real threat to the United States. “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 United States,” Deborah James said on Saturday. Presstv.ir reports: She called recent unsafe encounters between Russi... more »

Computer Programmer Claims Apocalypse Coming By End Of 2016

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A computer programmer has predicted that the world will end by the end of this year, based on a series of mathematical calculations. Nora Roth claims that Jesus will return to Earth at the end of 2016, resulting in the apocalypse that will leave the Earth completely sterile for 1,000 years. Dailymail.co.uk reports: At that point, ‘everlasting righteousness will be brought in’, and Earth will be ‘left to rest’ for a millennium. The claims have been made on Ms Roth’s website, MarkBeast, in a post called ‘2016 The Time of the End.’ Ms Roth writes: ‘In the fall [autumn] of 2016, the 6,... more »

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

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

The Daily "Near You?"

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

World News Briefs -- December 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

"Strange Is Our Situation..."

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

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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 — March on Bridge Held by Police Since Violent Confrontation

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Second Russian Sukhoi Su-33 Carrier-based Fighter Crashes

noreply@blogger.com (brian wang) at Next Big Future - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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