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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

29 Nov - Blogs I'm Following

U.S. Air Force fighters from the four squadron...U.S. Air Force fighters from the four squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Wing, based at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in flight over Germany in 1997: (front to back) McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle, 53rd Fighter Squadron (yellow and black tail stripe/tiger stripes); General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon, 22nd FS (red tail stripe); Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II, 81st FS (yellow tail stripe); F-16C, 23rd FS (blue tail stripe) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
An A-10A during a NATO Operation Allied Force ...An A-10A during a NATO Operation Allied Force mission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Another Story That Makes The Case For Keeping The A-10

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 30 minutes ago
A-10s of the 81st Fighter Wing sit at Spangdahlem Air Base in 2012. At top — A-10s from the 188th Fighter Wing take part in an exercise. Air Force photos *Times Record/McClatchy News:* *War Against Islamic State Moves Warthog From Cutting Board To Front Line * WASHINGTON — Air Force Col. Martha McSally was leading a squadron of A-10 attack jets over Afghanistan when they encountered U.S. forces engaged in a desperate fight against Islamist insurgents. One of the embattled troops signaled his unit’s location with a small mirror that reflected sunlight upward. McSally, the first Ame... more »

Do Airbnb And Uber Herald The End Times?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 30 minutes ago
When we've been warning readers in San Francisco about Airbnb there were numerous reasons. This week former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, took on the whole idea of the sharing economy-- aka-- the "gig economy" or the "on-demand economy"-- and the inherent dangers at least in the transition. Obviously, it's not just Airbnb. Another example everyone is aware of is Uber (as well as Lyft). Reich is concerned because so few people are talking about what it'll mean for the social safety net built in this country, built with so much effort, over the past century. "In five years," he... more »

Quote of the Day: Will ‘reforming’ the RMA’fix’ it?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 33 minutes ago
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Using Smartphones To Wage War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 58 minutes ago
A U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Uses An Army Issued Smartphone To Pull Up A Map For Afghan Villagers United States Army via Wikimedia *Paul Scharre, National Interest*: *The Smartphone Wars are Coming* Information technology tools will transform the operating environment for U.S. forces in significant ways, ushering in an era of radical transparency, connectivity, and atomization of conflict. Can America's military adapt? We are living today in the midst of the greatest democratization of information since the invention of the printing press. Smartphones transform any person into a ci... more »

4 Reasons To Not Underestimate The Russian Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *4 Ways Russia's Military Is More Advanced Than You Might Think* With Russia itching to fight after one of its jets was shot down by Turkey, we assess why Putin's war tech might be better than many people believe. Vladimir Putin is not a man to back down from provocation, especially a direct, lethal provocation like the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by Turkey on Tuesday. Such an attack raises the possibility of a direct military confrontation, and makes you wonder just what Russia could do if you rattled its cage. How dangerous are they? Russia's ... more »

Climate sheeple

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
*Climate march protestors fill the streets.* [Hat tip Victor Nikki] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqLFemZOOg&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“This colorful skyscape features the dusty, reddish glow of Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. *Click image for larger size.* Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive Cepheus B molecular cloud and the hot, young, blue stars of the Cepheus OB 3 association. The bright rim of ionized hydrogen gas is energized by the radiation from the hot stars, dominated by the bright... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Two galaxies are squaring off in Virgo and here are the latest pictures. When two galaxies collide, the stars that compose them usually do not. This is because galaxies are mostly empty space and, however bright, stars only take up only a small fraction of that space. But during the collision, one galaxy can rip the other apart gravitationally, and dust and gas common to both galaxies does collide. If the two galaxies merge, black holes that likely resided in each galaxy center may eventually merge. Because the distances are so large, the whole thing takes place in slow motion - ... more »

The Poet: May Sarton, "Now I Become Myself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Now I Become Myself"* “Now I become myself. It's taken Time, many years and places, I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people's faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, "hurry, you will be dead before -----" (What? Before you reach the morning? or the end of the poem, is clear? Or love safe in the walled city?) Now to stand still, to be here, Feel my own weight and density! Now there is time and Time is young. O, in this single hour I live All of myself and do not move, I, the pursued, who madly ran, Stand still, stand still, and stop the Sun!”... more »

Chet Raymo, "Matters of Life and Death"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Matters of Life and Death"* by Chet Raymo "For the past few days I've have passed this poor bedraggled creature on the sidewalk. I cannot help but think of that essay in Lewis Thomas' "The Lives of a Cell" called "Death In the Open." How rare it is, he writes, to see a dead wild animal. He mentions squirrels in particular. They teem in his backyard, he says, all year long, but he has never seen, anywhere, a dead squirrel. It is always a queer shock, part a sudden upwelling of grief, part unaccountable amazement. It is simply astounding to see a dead animal on the highway. The ou... more »

Russia Intensifies Bombing Campaign In Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russian air strikes kill at least 30 in stepped up raids in northwest Syria* Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets killed at least 30 people in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria on Sunday, rescue workers in the rebel-held area said, part of an escalation of Russian strikes near the Turkish border. In separate air strikes closer to the frontier with Turkey, jets believed to be Russian hit a truck depot that was also struck on Thursday, destroying 10 trailers and killing five people, a rebel in the area said. Officials at the Russian defens... more »

Greenwashing Snakes Crawling into Paris

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
*Greenwashing Snakes are crawling into Paris* *By Brenda Norrell* *Censored News* The snakes are crawling into Paris, ready to make bucks on 'Greenwashing.' These schemes often are disguised as philanthropies. One of the investors is Bill Gates, already exposed for his investments in GEO private prisons, the human rights abuser targeting migrants and people of color. Gates says he pulled out his other investment in G4S, the global security and prison human rights abuser, whose buses snake along the Arizona border. One of the slick abuser strategies was exposed earlier in the Clint... more »

65 postales navideñas de la Sagrada Familia con mensaje de "Feliz Navidad" y nombres de mujeres y familias

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 2 hours ago
Recuerden hacer click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño Recuerden hacer click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño IMAGEN ORIGINAL para personalizar Recuerden hacer click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño Si su nombre no ha sido incluido en esta lista, puede usted pedirlo abajo de estas líneas en la cajita de comentarios de Facebook. Nosotros leemos todos los mensajes y siempre consideramos todas las peticiones al momento de realizar cada promoción. Usted llegó aquí buscando su nombre en una hermosa postal navideña con mensaje de "Feliz Navidad" con la imagen de la ... more »

Spiked Baseball Bats Left Around San Francisco

SFGate at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: spiked baseball bat] Someone has been chaining spiked baseball bats to poles throughout San Francisco, and continues to confuse police officers as to their intended purpose. Continue reading *“Spiked Baseball Bats Left Around San Francisco”* at *sfgate.com*.

The Israeli Yiddish Dog Squad that’s Taking a Bite Out of Terror

Forward at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Yiddish] An elite squad of security dogs has joined the war on the new wave of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel -- and they know Yiddish. I recently spent an afternoon with the Israel Civilian K9 Unit to get a first-hand look at these... Continue reading *“The Israeli Yiddish Dog Squad that’s Taking a Bite Out of Terror”* at *forward.com*.

Peanuts Cartoonist Charles Schulz on the Necessity of Loserdom

The Guardian at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Charles Schulz] Charles Schulz, author of the Peanuts comics, had this to say about his creation Lucy in 1985: "She is annoyed that it's all too easy," he wrote. "Charlie Brown isn't much of a challenge. To be consistent, however, we have... Continue reading *“Peanuts Cartoonist Charles Schulz on the Necessity of Loserdom”* at *theguardian.com*.

Links and Short Shorts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*Who knows what weirdness you'll find on side roads. * Busy, busy, busy... - Months after the water park fire, the 15th victim dies. Amazing how the media has protected Presidential Candidate and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu on that one. DPP Candidate Tsai maintains her enormous lead. At below 20% in most polls, Chu is no improvement on Hung Hsiu-chu, the woman he replaced. It's interesting to look back on the polls from earlier in the year. For example, in April Chu was at 20% against Tsai at 26%, against a hypothetical Ko-Soong ticket. Fortunately t... more »

Death Bed Confessions

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
As I was working to get information arranged for a web site that would feature many of the new scans of the Ramey Memo, I came across an article, “Part II: Death Bed Confessions – Roswell 1999: What’s New?” My first thought was that legally, what they were talking about wasn’t actually a death bed confession since we weren’t dealing with a crime and some of the people seemed to be old but not necessarily on their death beds. But why split a legal hair when there was so much else wrong here. I now understand why so many of the skeptics simply turn up their noses at new revelations ab... more »

The TPP And Terri Sewell, The Only Democrat Elected To Federal Office In Alabama

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Sometimes Democrats aren't even the *lesser* of two evils Thanksgiving reminder. On June 12, the House passed H.R. 1314, a bill to allow the TPP to move forward without congressional scrutiny. Pushed strenuously by Paul Ryan, it passed in a close vote, 219-211, 54 Republicans joined the 157 Democrats who opposed it. The list below is of the fake-Democrats who joined Ryan and the GOP majority to push this trade legislation through the House: *•* Brad Ashford (Blue Dog-NE)- R+4 *•* Ami Bera (New Dem-CA)- even PVI *•* Don Beyer (New Dem-VA)- D+16 *•* Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)- D+22 *•* Su... more »

Iran Is Denying Reports That Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Commander Of Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Has Been Injured In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Qassem Soleimani visits front line with ISIS in Iraq. Reuters *Defense News/AFP*: *Iran General Soleimani Lightly Wounded in Syria* BEIRUT — Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations wing, was lightly injured in fighting against Syria rebels near Aleppo, a monitoring group and a security source said Wednesday. Soleimani "was injured a few days ago" in an offensive in the southwest of Aleppo province, a security source on the ground told AFP. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, also said t... more »

Here's Russia's Version On The Events That Led To Turkey Shooting Down It's Su-24 Fencer Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Aviationist*:* “Turkish Air Force F-16s ambushed the Su-24 Fencer”: here’s Russia’s version of the controversial shootdown* On Nov. 24, a Su-24M Fencer bomber was shot down by a TuAF F-16 near the Turkey-Syria border. The Turkish Air Force claims the Russian bomber violated the Turkish airspace after ignoring several radio warning issued by a GCI (Ground Controlled Intercept) radar station. Although the violation (the last in a series of alleged incursions) was extremely short (17 seconds) the intruding Su-24 was hit by an air-to-air missile and caught fire. Both crew members... more »

My Son, the Mass Murderer: ‘What Did I Miss?’

The Guardian at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Terri Roberts] How do you begin to understand that your child has been responsible for a tragedy of this magnitude? Like Eva Khatchadourian, the mother of the killer in Lionel Shriver's novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, Terri has combed through... Continue reading *“My Son, the Mass Murderer: ‘What Did I Miss?’”* at *theguardian.com*.

Extinct Squash Brought Back To Life From 800 Year Old Heirloom Seeds

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
An archaeological team found a clay jar buried on a Menominee reservation near Green Bay, Wisconsin, containing heirloom seeds. A group of students brought the seeds back to life and managed to grow a species of squash believed to have been extinct for over a 800 years. Off The Grid News reports: The seeds are those of what was dubbed “Gete-okosomin,” a variety of squash no one had seen or eaten for centuries. Archeologists found the seeds during a dig on the Menominee Reservation near Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2008, The Chicago Tribune reported. ‘Really Cool Old Squash’ The seeds we... more »

Turkey Recovers Body Of Downed Russian Pilot From Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkey recovers body of pilot from downed Russian jet* Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers involved in Syria's war. A coffin carrying Oleg Peshkov arrived by ambulance on the tarmac of Hatay Airport in southern Turkey near the Syrian border, a Reuters photographer said. It was flown to the capital Ankara, where according to Russia's RIA news agency it was met at an airfield by Mosc... more »

Hollande Slams ‘Scandalous’ Clashes Between Police And Climate Activists

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Climate activists clashed with police in Paris on Sunday ahead of a key UN climate talk, unhappy with the emergency laws that prevent their freedom to protest. France’s state of emergency that bans gatherings was introduced following the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. A group of protesters in the Place de la Republique pelted officers with bottles. French president Francois Hollande condemned the “scandalous” behaviour, saying that the protesters are solely there “to create incidents.” Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide took to the streets ahead of the Paris climate ... more »

NATO In Crisis: The Terrorist Alliance Gouges Its Own Eyes Out By Turning A Blind Eye To ISIS Terrorism And Wahhabi Ideology

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
The official mission of NATO was to keep Europe free, peaceful, and democratic. It might have served that purpose well at some point during the Cold War, although that can be argued by honest historians, but it is clear as day that it has failed to keep Europe safe and free in the 21st century. Under NATO's guidance the Wahhabi ideology that is promoted by Saudi Arabia and the other shameless oil kingdoms has been allowed to penetrate the centers of Europe. The biggest donkeys and dumbasses who are attracted to the Daesh death cult in Syria and Iraq to rape and pillage the people t... more »

The Myth Of The 70,000 Moderate Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Thousands of anti-war protesters marched on Downing Street this weekend. Credit: Reuters *Robert Fisk, The Independent*: *David Cameron, there aren't 70,000 moderate fighters in Syria - and whoever heard of a moderate with a Kalashnikov, anyway?* *The Blairite Labour MPs are going to vote with Dave because they loathe Corbyn more than Isis* Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did last week. Telling the House of Commons abo... more »

In an Age of Terror, the Left Needs to Listen to the Right

Tablet at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Islamic protesters] In a deeply disturbing and repeating 21st-century, paradox, however, the approach of Israel's generous and selfless ones has worked to the benefit of most regressive forces on the planet -- while on the contrary, the voice that awakening Europe needs... Continue reading *“In an Age of Terror, the Left Needs to Listen to the Right”* at *tabletmag.com*.

Russian Oil Tanker Grounded in North Pacific

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: oil tanker] MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks. The tanker Nadezhda hit a reef during a storm on Saturday near the port city of Nevelsk... more »

Greek Political Leaders Fail to Agree on Pension Reforms

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Greece Parliament] ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The leaders of five of the seven parties represented in Greece’s Parliament have failed to agree on pension reforms after a six-hour meeting, prompting the prime minister to criticize the opposition for being “irresponsible” and “unserious.”... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Arrest Warrant for Red-X'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
ARREST WARRANT FOR RED-X Posted on November 29, 2015 [image: mnnlogo1] Please post & distribute. *MNN. 29 Nov. 2015. *In june 2007 there was a rumored arrest warrant for the great “untouchable” sage, Red-X” for alleged inciting “sageosity and infamocity”! It’s one of those open “John Doe” warrants for the “some-crime-has-to-fit-every-onkwe’hon:weh” mentality that pervades the colonial enterprise. [image: "Do what your mind tells you has to be done!"] “Do what your mind tells you has to be done!” Phil Fontaine of the AFN, the RCMP, OPP and SQ had set a vicious “trap” for those of us w... more »

US Department of Education: Higher Educated Parents More Likely to Homeschool

Breitbart at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: homeschool] New data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that the more educated parents are, the more likely they are to homeschool their children. According to information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of homeschooled... Continue reading *“US Department of Education: Higher Educated Parents More Likely to Homeschool”* at *breitbart.com*.

Blast From The Past: Taiwanese are Hardworking

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*A Japanese era pusher railroad.* From Robert Frank's *Guadalcanal*, a superb history of the Battle of Guadalcanal, discussing Japanese army deployments to the island (p, 253)... The 17th Army petitioned Imperial Headquarters for reinforcements, including another infantry division, a tank regiment, and many artillery, supply, and communication units.1 1Incorporated in this list were several thousand laborers to porter supplies on Guadalcanal. The 17th Army specified it wanted only Taiwanese for this role, because, notes the Defense Agency history volume, it was a Japanese belief t... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by.

"Huxley vs. Orwell"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Huxley vs. Orwell"* by Neil Postman “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one... Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism... Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance... Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial cult... more »

US Weapons & Drugs Found In ISIS Secret Underground Tunnels In Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A network of secret underground tunnels used by ISIS militants have been discovered by Kurdish forces in the Iraqi town of Sinjar. The tunnels, which appear to be wired with electricity, stretch for hundreds of meters, and are believed to have been dug by the forced labour of prisoners. The hideouts were strewn with US made weaponry and prescription drugs. US manufactured ammunition Sputnik news reports: Newly obtained footage shows Kurdish forces examining the now abandoned tunnels. Cluttered sleeping quarters can be seen storing everything from copies of the Quran and bedding to U...more »

ISIS Plans To Follow CIA Footsteps And Deal Heroin In Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Terrorism experts have warned Europe that ISIS are planning to flood the UK and Europe with heroin trafficked from Afghanistan. Following in the CIA’s footsteps, ISIS militants plan to use the sale of heroin to European countries to raise a staggering £33bn ($50bn) in order to fund its operations. Breitbart.com reports: Speaking to Daily Star Online, Tom Keatinge, a terror finance expert from the Royal United Services Insitute, said: “ISIS is a group which makes money out of other people’s endeavour. “If you look at the routes that opium take from Afghanistan, there is a lot of ter... more »

‘Climatic Warfare’ Is Real But Ignored In Climate Change Debate

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The current debate on climate change happening around the world at the moment refuses to acknowledge ‘climatic warfare’ in its potential leading role in threatening the future of humanity. Climatic warfare is the deliberate modification of the climate for military use, using weather modification systems such as HAARP. “HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destabilising agricultural and ecological systems globally.” As world leaders gather at the COP21 conference in Paris this week, why has this subject been excluded from the agenda? Globalresearch.ca reports: Rarely ack... more »

Turkish Jets Flee Syria After Arrival Of Russian S-400 Missiles

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The Turkish Air Force have fled Syria and warned its pilots to avoid any violation of Syrian airspace following Russia’s deployment of an S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Lattakia. The arrival of the sophisticated S-400 system have forced Turkey to back off in the Syria conflict, in order to try and ease tensions with Russia. Farsnews.com reports: The Russian Air Force amplified the number of airstrikes along the Turkish border on Saturday, striking the Turkish backed ISIL militants at the Aleppo border-city of A’zaz and inside the Turkmen Mountains of Northern Lattakia. Earli... more »

“The Fourth Turning: Politicians Driving The World Towards War”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning: * *Politicians Driving The World Towards War”* by James Quinn “In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I pondered possible Grey Champion prophet generation leaders who could arise during the regeneracy. In Part 3 I focused on the economic channel of distress which is likely to be the primary driving force in the next phase of this Crisis. In Part 4 I assessed the social and cultural channels of distress dividing the nation. In Part 5 I’ll examine the technological... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*Carson Wells:* Do you have any idea how crazy you are? * Anton* *Chigurh:* You mean the nature of this conversation? *Carson Wells:* I mean the nature of you. “No Country For Old Men” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRQtjVzj1bo

Israel Suspends Contact With EU Representatives Over Special Labels for West Bank Products

IAN DEITCH at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel on Sunday suspended contacts with European Union representatives on Mideast peace issues to protest the 28-nation bloc’s decision to label Israeli exports from the West Bank. The decision, which deepened a fissure with the EU over... more »

Chris Christie Endorsed by Key New Hampshire Newspaper

The New York Times at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: New Hampshire] Chris Christie's long-shot presidential campaign got a lift on Saturday night with the endorsement of The New Hampshire Union Leader, an influential paper in the state where the New Jersey governor has camped out in the hopes of catching fire.... Continue reading *“Chris Christie Endorsed by Key New Hampshire Newspaper”* at *nytimes.com*.

Science Nerd Turns Big Think Venture Capitalist

Ozy at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: venture capitalist] His [John Wolfe’s] Lux Capital's current $350 million fund is modest by Silicon Valley standards, but the self-described science nerd turned VC has good company in the deep-think end of the investing pool, where billionaire luminaries like Bill Gates, Peter Thiel... Continue reading *“Science Nerd Turns Big Think Venture Capitalist”* at *ozy.com*.

In Mexico, Violence Against Priests ‘Significant’ and Increasing

Los Angeles Times at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: priests] Father Oscar Prudenciano Gonzalez opened his arms wide to his congregation on a recent Sunday morning in the San Gerardo church of Iguala, in the state of Guerrero. “We are going to pray for those families who have missing people,”... Continue reading *“In Mexico, Violence Against Priests ‘Significant’ and Increasing”* at *latimes.com*.

Jeb Bush Says Trump ‘Uninformed,’ Not a Serious Candidate

SERGIO BUSTOS at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican National Committee Holds Spring Meeting In Scottsdale, Arizona] MIAMI (AP) -- The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation’s commander in chief, because he’s “uninformed” on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said... more »

‘Turkmen’ Who Killed Russian Pilot Is Son Of Turkish Mayor

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A ‘Turkmen’ who claimed to have killed a Russian pilot after downing the Russian Su-24 jet on Tuesday, is actually a Turkish ultranationalist and son of a former Turkish mayor. Syrian rebel commander Alparslan Celik is the son of a mayor of a Keban municipality in Turkey’s Elazig province. The mayor’s son is also a member of The Grey Wolves, an ultranationalist group who commit various political murders. Rt.com reports: Celik came under spotlight after he announced that as the two Russian pilots descended by parachute after the Su-24 jet was downed by Turkish military, both were sh... more »

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Sir Winston Churchill

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Nov 21 to Nov 28, 2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Nov 21 to Nov 28, 2015"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) November 28, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected some people this week around the United States. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with the Rad numbers in with my articles listed on the VT Author’s Page here. These are the American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Thirty-two (*32*) American cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. Another ...more »

Protecting Vatican from Terrorists is an ‘Enormous’ Challenge

USA Today at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Vatican] VATICAN CITY-- When Pope Francis orders the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica open Dec. 8 for the start of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims -- and the tightest security the Vatican has ever... Continue reading *“Protecting Vatican from Terrorists is an ‘Enormous’ Challenge”* at *usatoday.com*.

A Message For Our Republican Amigos-- Christie? Trumpf? There's A Better Solution To Your Anguish

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Artist Darkblack foresees a Jersey Bounce in New Hampshire* The funnest news Saturday night was the announcement that New Hampshire's *Union Leader* has endorsed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie-- generally written off as an also-ran in the mode of a Pete du Pont, Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan and Newt Gingrich. Du Pont, Forbes, Buchanan (1992), Forbes and Gingrich were each endorsed by the *Union Leader* and each went on to lose the primary, although the *Union Leader* stuck to its guns in 1996 and endorsed Buchanan again and he did manage to win the New Hampshire primary, although... more »

Watch 25 Years Of Glacier Movement On Karakoram Mountains In One Second

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The following Gif images show 25 years of glacier movement on the Karakoram mountain range in Asia. At the 21st annual global climate change conference in Paris on Monday leaders and climate scientists representing 190 nations will discuss how to ‘save the planet from climate change’. The European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative has labelled glaciers as an “essential climate variable.” Motherboard reports: To help promote a more fruitful discussion, University of Zurich glaciologist Frank Paul has put together a few timelapses of glaciers in the Karakoram, a mountain range i... more »

Russian MP Oksana Bobrovskaya & Husband Killed By Grenade Explosion

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A Russian MP, Oksana Bobrovskaya and her husband, have been killed when a grenade exploded in their car in Siberia. The politician was a member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia Party and her husband was a former special services officer in the Russian military. The Mirror reports: Oksana Bobrovskaya and her husband Nikita both died in the blast in Novosibirsk- the largest city in Siberia. According to The Siberian Times , police fear her husband may have detonated the explosive, allegedly a grenade. Witnesses have described gory scenes as emergency crews searched the wreckage after...more »

Arrest Warrant Issued Over Turkish President Son’s Link To ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Turkish Superior Court have issued an arrest warrant for the son of Turkey’s President, Recep Erdogan, after he failed to appear in court during an investigation into the “Erdogan criminal cartel” which has been accused of supporting ISIS militants in Syria, and murdering journalists who investigated the crimes. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service have launched an international criminal investigation into Bilal Erdogan after an agreement was made between President Putin and French President Francois Hollande to target the corrupt Erdogan family following the shooting down o... more »

Journalist Killed After Exposing Turkey’s Support For ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Three Turkish journalists have been arrested following their exposure of corrupt Turkish government officials arming ISIS militants in Syria. Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief, Can Dündar, one of those arrested (alongside Erdem Gül, the papers Ankara bureau chief) said “We are accused of ‘spying.’ The president said ‘treason.’ We are not traitors, spy [sic], or heroes; we are journalists. What we have done here is an act of journalism,” said Dündar before testifying on Thursday. “Of course, this prosecution will help enlighten how these incidents took place, rather than how we covered thi... more »

San Francisco Police Seek Help Over Spiked Baseball Bats Mystery

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
San Francisco police are asking the public for help which may lead to the discovery of a mystery individual or individuals responsible for chaining spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. Since early on Thanksgiving morning, 27 wooden or metal bats have appeared throughout the city chained to poles and parking meters Spiked baseball bats left around SF https://t.co/BpRE7o5yrf via @SFGate — Chris R (@PsychicStoner) November 28, 2015 RT reports: On Thursday police discovered 15 bats across the city, some with metal spikes sticking out of them. By Saturday morning the number... more »

Astronomers Excited Over Possible Alien Signals From Space

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Astronomers are excited over mysterious multiple radio signals emanating from outside of the Milky Way, which are already being heralded as the world’s first verified alien signals from space. The “fast radio bursts”, including a “double signal”, have left astronomers baffled as to their origins as they analyse the data from the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia. One of the researchers who discovered the unique signals says that she believes the origin could be more amazing than anything recorded previously. Emily Petroff from Swinburne University tweeted: “We ha... more »

Burger King Manager Says FBI Tampered Video In Chicago Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A manager at a Burger King restaurant in Chicago has testified before a grand jury on the Chicago shooting case, saying that he believes authorities deleted surveillance video captured on CCTV that may have images of a black teenager moments before being shot by police. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Usatoday.com reports: Court-ordered release of squad car, dashcam video of the Oct. 24 confrontation shows Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times. Jay Darshane, the Burger King manager, has accused pol... more »

Israel Suspends Contact With EU Due To Palestinian Disagreement

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Israel’s Foreign Ministry to suspend all contact with European Union institutions, in response to the EU’s decision to label products made in the West Bank. A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said that while communications with Germany, Britain and France will continue, Israel will be “reassessing” the level of involvement it will have with other EU states over the Palestinian peace process. Haaretz.com reports: Once the “reassessment” is complete, it will be decided if and how to renew communication on the Palestinian issue ... more »

Nov. 29: Sunday odds and ends.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
There was an item I forgot yesterday - in the story on how the New Brunswick government is going to cut costs, I didn't mention one of its targets - funding to universities. the government is thinking of a funding formula based on the performance of the universities. Neat idea - except - nobody has the faintest idea how to judge university performance. Does it mean performance in published research? Often it does mean that. But any such system means a decline in teaching - an area in universities that already resembles a swamp. Does it mean ratio of students who complete degrees? ... more »

Obama, Gates, Hollande Promise Tens of Billions to Boost Clean Energy Tech

[image: Wind energy, clean energy technology, wind turbine] PARIS (AP) -- Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development. Microsoft founder and philanthropist... more »

Paris Climate Change Conference Ignore Arctic Ice Growth Data

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
It has been 7 years since climate change fraudster Al Gore told the Nobel Committee that the arctic ice would completely melt by 2014. Since making his speech in 2009, the Arctic has had its shortest melt season on record, followed by a long period of sea ice growth, with the sea ice extent being the highest on record since 2004. Real Science reports: Criminals at the New York Times and Guardian told us recently that Greenland is melting much faster than previously feared. In fact, Greenland’s surface is gaining record amounts of ice, with 250 billion tons of new ice over the last th... more »

Paris Police Arrest 208 Climate Change Protestors In Violent Clash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
French police have detained 208 protestors and have kept 174 in custory following protests in Paris on Sunday ahead of the climate change conference. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve criticised the protests, saying that the acts of violence must be “firmly condemned”. The clashes took place at the Place de la Republique, where flowers and candles had been left in memory for the 130 dead victims of the Paris attacks on November 13. Rt.com reports: “Huge amounts” of tear gas were fired at protesters near Place de la Republique in central Paris, according to witnesses’ reports on T... more »

France: We Have 500 Days To Avoid ‘Climate Change Chaos’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said that the world has got just “500 days to avoid climate change chaos”. Standing alongside Secretary of State John Kerry, Fabius said “I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and I’m sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success in this very important matter“. Cnsnews.com reports: Fabius was referring to the next big United Nations climate conference, scheduled to open in Paris, France in November 2015, or in 565 days’ time. (There will actually be a U.N. cli... more »

Israel Claims Russian Warplane Entered Golan Heights Airspace

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has said that a Russian warplane from the Russian Aerospace Forces mistakenly entered and then exited Israeli controlled airspace over the Golan Heights. Who does the Golan heights belong to? The United Nations has repeatedly stated that Israel’s occupation of Golan Heights is illegal, and called for its return to Syria. Sott.net reports: According to the minister, the military communication channel between Russia and Israel was used to settle the situation. “There was a minor mistake, and the pilot entered our airspace for 1.6 kilometers. We im... more »

Biloxi Waffle House Employee Shot Dead For Asking Customer Not To Smoke

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A Waffle House employee was shot dead in Biloxi after telling a customer to put out his cigarette. The 52-year-old waitress, Julia Brightwell was imposing a no smoking policy in the early hours of the morning. She died shortly after at a nearby hospital. The shooter is believed to be an ex-fireman suffering from a head trauma. The Independent reports: Mississippi police say Johnny Max Mount shot 52-year-old Julia Brightwell in the head with a 9mm handgun at the chain restaurant in Biloxi. She was taken to nearby Merit Health Biloxi hospital, but died a short time later. Mount, 45, f... more »

Native Americans arrive in Paris: Climate solutions and Nature Tribunal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Kandi Mossett offeres prayers in Paris today. *Indigenous and women's delegations arrive in Paris for COP21, with solutions, prepared for their Rights of Nature Tribunal* *By Brenda Norrell* Native Americans from the United States have joined Indigenous Peoples from around the world with their prayers, and message of peace, at COP21, the United Nations Climate Summit, in Paris. They have brought another message: “Leave it in the ground.” Native Americans have had enough of being the victims of dirty coal-fired power plants, oil and gas drilling, fracking and mineral mining. On the ... more »

BBC Climate Propaganda Hits New Heights

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Today’s propaganda sheet from the BBC!

BBC Links Sea Ice Loss To Sea Level Rise

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/bbc-links-arctic-sea-ice-loss-to-sea-level-rise/#more-24081 Reposted from Tallbloke. It’s a must read. I would add one further comment to Rog’s. Their map shows the retreat of MINIMUM Arctic sea ice extent. Has it not occurred to the idiots at the BBC that the ice refreezes in winter?

'BBC Trending' goes on the attack against ex-Muslims

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Even by the BBC's standards this is an absolute shocker... *BBC Trending* on the BBC World Service today discussed the use of the hashtag #ExMuslimBecause. As the programme's website put it: Thousands explained why they left Islam online, using the hashtag #ExMuslimBecause, but some thought the discussion was badly timed, and labelled it ‘hateful’. We meet the woman behind the campaign, and ask if she intended to create such a pointed conversation. Before coming to the programme itself, it goes without saying that many people 'lose their faith' or convert to another religion, and... more »

France To Cut Nuclear Power By A Third By 2025

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Last year, we imported 21 TWh of electricity, most from France, the highest on record, and representing 6% of total supply. We are also in the process of building more interconnectors, as a buffer against the failure of intermittent renewables to supply on demand. The hope is that we can tap […]

Wake-up call (1/3)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
You hear a lot on radio 4 if you wake up early enough. You don’t even have to get out of bed, which is nice. Still on the topic of people’s shallow grasp of Islam, here’s one small example of a BBC broadcaster’s puzzling and counter-intuitive respect for devout religiosity. Though the UK is nominally a Christian country, religion currently plays a declining role in society. Journalists and presenters are predominantly from the secular left, but one baffling anomaly emanating from this non religious demographic bucks the trend. Naive admiration for devout religiosity. Oddly, it see... more »

Wake-up call (2/3)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
This morning, another unsettling listening experience. More or Less: behind the Stats. Sympathy for Jihadis. More or Less is about statistics, so the Sun poll should have been right up its street. Early as it was, I thought it would be worth a listen. I think this is an abridged version of a lengthier broadcast on the BBC World service. We heard that the poll had prompted angry responses online, like one that was read out (I presume we heard the voice of the author) apparently a college lecturer called Rial Khan (phonetic) from Leicester in the UK. This is a transcript: “Are y... more »

Paris Police Tear Gas and Arrest Climate Protesters

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Echauffourées place de la République : 172 interpellations (172 arrests) http://www.franceinfo.fr/actu/faits-divers/article/affrontements-entre-des-manifestants-anticop21-et-les-crs-place-de-la-republique-748551 .

Wake up call (3/3)

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
The final early-morning listen was a programme that sometimes contains some real gems. Something Understood. This episode was called: The Court of Public Opinion. Whom do you think Mark Tully’s guest was? Why, none other than Alan Rusbridger. Charlotte Church sang the opening number, Gabriel Fauré’s Tantum Ergo, recorded before her credibility was blown to bits. No, not by her political activism; she ‘lost her credibility’ ‘at the court of public opinion’. Mark Tulley said social media has a lot to answer for. After thought-provoking readings from Gustave Le Bon “The power o... more »

Can Alan Grayson Keep Ted Cruz Out Of The White House?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Does this schmuck from New York pick Florida's senators? De facto DCCC chair Steve Israel is contemptible and utterly worthless. Chuck Schumer, incoming Democratic Senate Leader is also contemptible and utterly worthless but because Israel is as dumb as a brick and Schumer is anything but, Schumer is far more dangerous. Once the entire Senate Democratic caucus played down and kissed his ring, Schumer immediately moved to affirm control over the schmuck from Montana ostensibly running the DSCC. The DSCC, which tried, under then chairman Little Chucky Schmucky, to sabotage Tester's can... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday... And of course it is time for my weekly rant... I had just got over a serious bout of sinusitis last week, and lo and behold my son catches Influenza from one of his coworkers and brings it home to spread to my better half and myself.... I have been coughing up a storm over the last few days and had a very high fever on Friday.... I am only now (hopefully) recovering and even though under the weather yesterday was even able to fire off that one very interesting article ... So, after popping a few headache pills this morning I figure I would sit down a... more »

Wilkerson: "Assad is the Legitimate Government of Syria"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the U.S./Saudi unholy alliance in Syria and a relationship that has distorted development throughout the region. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled "National Security Decision Making."

The Blame Narrative Storyline

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
By American Kabuki What do Dragon Families vs Western Banking families, BRICS alliances, Middle East and sub-Saharan proxy wars, false flags, A.I. Black Goo Hoaxes and Presidential politics have in common? The blame narrative. Storylines of who is at fault, who is your protector, and none of it empowers YOU. Entire agencies and industries exist to create prepackaged narratives and storylines for you to believe. Just add water and pop it into your microwave for a quick snack of "OMG! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!" Thing is you aren't, and motivating people with fear energy is not working... more »

Cold Atlantic Brings Gales To UK

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood If anybody is wondering why us lucky blighters in Britain have had plenty of wet and windy weather lately, the BBC spell it out concisely. Quite simply, there is a mass of extremely cold air in the northern part of the Atlantic, coming up against mild air to the south. It […]

ESEA Will Mean 50 Fronts in the War Against Corporate Education Reform

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Under consideration for passage in DC this coming week is the new states rights version of NCLB, which, if passed, will spawn education policies more racist even than the ones developed under Bush II and the same ones promulgated by Obama. And with federal regulation and oversight by ED smashed by the new bill, the Feds will be unable act to stop any of it, even if they had the will to do so. This sets the nation up for the proliferation of a federally-funded corporate welfare reform school system that adheres to the "broken windows" no excuses chain gang schooling model for the po... more »

PARIS COP21: 10,000 shoes remain after climate marches banned

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Watch video, read more in The Guardian Over 10,000 pairs of shoes on the Place de la Republique replace marchers who were set to take part in a climate cancelled protest as activists take to the streets around the globe. The Paris march was expected to bring 200,000 people onto the city’s streets but was forbidden by French authorities in light of security concerns. Elsewhere, thousands marched in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney ahead of the Paris climate summit on Monday http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2015/nov/29/paris-climate-protesters-banned-but-10000-shoes-remain-video... more »

U.S. Generals: 'We Were Just Following Orders'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ray Starmann, US Defense Watch:* *We were just following orders – The Joint Chiefs and the War with ISIS* Across the world, the War with ISIS is exploding; in Paris, Brussels, in the Middle East and at the US/Mexican border. ISIS continues to attack, attack, attack, following George Patton’s motto of “l’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace (audacity, audacity, always audacity). While the world seems to be continually shocked by one ISIS atrocity after another, in the White House, one thing is crystal clear, President Obama has chosen to fight rising seas and disappearing glaciers ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Finishing up on a renovation project on my home today. Blogging will return early this evening. On a side note I have done something that I have not done in a long time .... I checked this website's stats. WOW!!!! .... a lot of people are now reading this blog, and the audience is global. What can I say but thank-you, I want all of you to know that I am humbled by this recognition.

The Libyan City Of Sirte Is Becoming A Stronghold For The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NYT:** ISIS’ Grip on Libyan City Gives It a Fallback Option* MISURATA, Libya — Iraqi commanders have been arriving from Syria, and the first public beheadings have started. The local radio stations no longer play music but instead extol the greatness of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. When the Libyan arm of the Islamic State first raised the group’s black flag over the coastal city of Surt almost one year ago, it was just a bunch of local militants trying to look tough. Today Surt is an actively managed colony of the central Islamic State, crowd... more »

Russia's Use Of The Caspian Sea To Launch Missiles At Syrian Targets Is Making Neighbouring States 'Nervous'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Diplomat*: *Turkey-Russia Tensions Put Caspian States in a Bind* Moscow’s broader international military engagements might worry its Caspian neighbors. Russia’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War is leaving the former Soviet republics on the Caspian Sea littoral in an uncomfortable place. Caught between their historic relationships with Moscow and concerns for their own security, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan are clearly in an unenviable political position. Moreover, unprecedented Russian military action risks destabilizing otherwise steady diplomatic ties. A No... more »

Struggling to completely understand the impact of poverty

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 13 hours ago
Before I returned to the classroom, and when I was a college professor, I was completely convinced by the infallible innocence of those in poverty. They are the victims of an insatiable capitalism and every accommodation should be made to help them succeed, and every allowance should be made to help their children succeed as […]

Murder Charges in Case of Newborn Found Buried Alive

CNN at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Outbound from CNN DO NOT REUSE] CNN) The crying coming from under a block of asphalt sounded like it was from a cat to Angelica Blount. But it turned out to be an abandoned baby that police say was deliberately buried under debris along a Los Angeles... Continue reading *“Murder Charges in Case of Newborn Found Buried Alive”* at *cnn.com*.

Why Nothing Will Be Achieved In Paris

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The private jets will soon be flying in from all over the world for the Paris conference due to start tomorrow, bringing with them thousands of politicians, officials and green activists. But what is it all likely to achieve? Here are my personal thoughts. 1) No binding […]

Has Russia's Deployment Of S-400 Missiles Turn Most Of Syria Into A No-Fly Zone?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Debka: **Russian S-400 missiles turn most of Syria into no-fly zone, halt US air strikes* The deployment of the highly advanced Russian S-400 anti-air missiles at the Khmeimin base, Russia’s military enclave in Syria near Latakia, combined with Russia electronic jamming and other electronic warfare equipment, has effectively transformed most of Syria into a no-fly zone under Russian control. Moscow deployed the missiles last Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day after Turkish warplanes downed a Russian Su-24. Since then, the US and Turkey have suspended their air strikes over Syria, inclu... more »

NSA Has Shut Down Its Bulk Phone Surveillance Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN*: *NSA ends bulk phone data collection* (CNN)The U.S. intelligence community on Sunday will cease its bulk collection of telephone metadata. The government will move to a more "focused and targeted" approach in gathering intelligence, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement. The shift comes more than two years after details about the program were leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. President Barack Obama in June signed a reform measure that took away the National Security Agency's authority to collect in bulk t... more »

F William Engdahl: Russian Roulette/ Erdogan's Oily Revenge?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Mr Engdahl address's the all to convenient narrative of framing/blaming Erdogan regarding the shoot down of the Russian jet- When it just isn't that simple! As he makes clear. Many players buying that oil- Many NATO partners involved- Turkey being a NATO nation. Japan and Israel both being tied into the NATO tyranny. There is no denying KurdIShIS oil is passing through pipelines from Iraq to Ceyhan, Turkey. *I've covered that topic, quite, quite extensively in this post: * *Carving Turkey After a NATO Roasting- Claims vs Reality* *Read it all now if you haven't previously- Check eve... more »

First Sunday of Advent...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*Gospel Lk 21:25-28, 34-36* Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*New Orleans Saints Versus Houston Texans Gameday Review ~Who Dat Warriors* *Traveling to Paris in wake of attacks, New Orleanians find camaraderie and courage ~Millie Ball, Acadiana Advocate*

Video: Native Kandi Mossett in Paris for future generations: Stop fracking!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Kandi Mossett . Kandi Mossett in Paris today at a site of the recent violence. Prayers were said by members of the Indigenous Environmental Network. (Please wait for video to load below.) Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, from North Dakota speaks out against fracking and for the children and future generations, in Paris as the climate summit readies to begin. "We're done," says Kandi. "It's COP21, how many more are you going to have?" Check out our first video update from Paris, COP21!! With spokespeople from Cooperation Jackson and Indigenous... Posted by Indigenous... more »

How ‘Twisted’ Early Childhood Education Has Become — From a Child Development Expert

The Washington Post at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: DO NOT REUSE. From Washington Post.] Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best to educate -- and not educate -- the youngest students. She is a professor emerita of education at Lesley University... Continue reading *“How ‘Twisted’ Early Childhood Education Has Become — From a Child Development Expert”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Trump Goes After GOP Rivals Rubio, Bush in Their Home State

Sergio Bustos at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump in Iowa] SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida.... more »

Paris police fire tear gas at climate protesters

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Watch videos at RT: https://www.rt.com/news/323877-paris-climate-protest-tear/ Read more at ITV http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-11-29/paris-climate-summit-police-fire-tear-gas-at-protesters/

Endless War & Not Enough Peace

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
- Yesterday was the first of the annual Saturday Advent vigils at Bath Iron Works here in Maine. Sponsored by the Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm the vigils are held during the noon shift change and will continue through December 19. There were 18 of us yesterday. - I am spending quite a bit of time reading articles about the Turkey-Russia conflict. I've not found any of the media in the US mentioning the now well established fact that Turkey has been stealing oil from Syria and hauling it into Turkey in long truck convoys. France and Russia began t... more »

The Real Donald Trumpf Has Indeed Stood Up-- And It's President Gas!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
In the music business there were people just as inherently dishonest, narcissistic and predatory Trumpf. I managed to avoid them. Because of the damn media's lust for ratings, Trump is impossible to avoid. I'm glad when he exposes and attacks them I remember how much they deserve it for imposing him on the rest of us. Yesterday, writing for the *Daily Beast*, Michael D'Antonio examined the origins of the exaggerations and the unverifiable boasts. In fact, he pins it on a *NY Times* reporter, long-forgotten Iowan Judy Klemesrud, who died, prematurely, 30 years and one month ago. Sh... more »

After Paris, US Political Shift on Privacy vs. Security

Erica Werner at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Capitol Hill] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican... more »

Why Pro-Lifers Oppose Violence Against Abortion Clinics

John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Antigun compressed cropped] Thanksgiving weekend was marred by news of a mass shooting at a shopping center in Colorado Springs, CO, which wounded nine and claimed the lives of three people, including Garrett Swasey, a police officer, church deacon, and pro-life Christian. Pro-choice... more »

Commonwealth Seeks Legally Binding Climate Deal in Paris

STEPHEN CALLEJA & JILL LAWLESS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Commonwealth, Malta] VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- The 53-nation Commonwealth has said climate change poses an “existential threat” to some of its member states, and urged participants at the Paris climate talks to produce a legally binding agreement on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.... more »

A New Breed Of Washington Politician?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Tulsi Gabbard, Rising Democratic Star From Hawaii, Makes Mark on Party by Defying It* WASHINGTON — Between the chilly temperatures and the pace of the push-ups, there was plenty to complain about after eight lawmakers straggled into the park behind the Longworth House Office Building for their regular 6:30 a.m. workout. While the others in the group griped and groaned on a recent Tuesday, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, 34, her Hindu prayer beads wrapped around a wrist for her daily yoga meditation, said little. “Tulsi, you hearing a lot of whining?” asked Repres...more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

NATO's Terror Convoys Halted at Syrian Border

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
For years, NATO has granted impunity to convoys packed with supplies bound for ISIS and Al Qaeda. Russian airstrikes have stopped them dead in their tracks. *November 29, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - If a legitimate, well-documented aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies bound for civilians inside Syria was truly destroyed by Russian airstrikes, it is likely the world would never have heard the end of it. Instead, much of the world has heard little at all about a supposed "aid" convoy destroyed near Azaz, Syria, at the very edge of the Afrin-Jarabulus corridor through whic... more »

Carson After Tour: Syrian Refugees Don’t Want to Come to US

Omar Akour & Steve Peoples at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson] AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern... more »

Pope Brings Peace Message to Central African Republic

Nicole Winfield & Krista Larson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis] BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived Sunday in the conflict-torn Central African Republic, brushing aside security concerns to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has forced... more »

Why Evangelical Christians Should Not Support Donald Trump

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] I understand the tremendous popularity of Donald Trump in America in 2015. He is a larger than life reality TV star; he is incredibly rich and not beholden to anyone; he is fearless and speaks his mind; he articulates the... more »

Failure to Stop Paris Attacks Reveals Fatal Flaws at Heart of European Security

The Washington Post at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: European security] PARIS -- To carry out the attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris this month, the killers relied on a cunning awareness of the weaknesses at the heart of the European security services charged with stopping them. Poor information-sharing... Continue reading *“Failure to Stop Paris Attacks Reveals Fatal Flaws at Heart of European Security”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Economic News , Data & Views ( November 29 , 2015 ) - Refugee Crisis Updates ( Sunday Summit -- European Union leaders will offer Turkey cash and a boost for its membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis ) ....... Russia - Turkey Critical Situation Updates ( With tensions at a hair trigger , could present situation develop into a hot shooting war between Russia and Turkey / Nato ? Turkey to return dead pilot's body to Russia on Sunday . Russian Sanctions imposed as to Turkey. State of play for new hot spot of Syria War ) ....... Broader Europe In focus ( Greece domestic and International Politics on display. ECB in focus in coming week - ECB decision day for QE and rates . Post - Paris attacks - Climate of fear looms over Europe . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Refugee Situation.... *RT* ‏@RT_com 3m 3 minutes ago MORE: EU, Turkey may introduce visa-free travel in 2016 – head of European Commission http://on.rt.com/6xwz [image: Embedded image permalink] *Ian Traynor* ‏@traynorbrussels 5m 5 minutes ago #EUCO eu plan to deport back to turkey applies to 'migrants not in need of international protection'. that's not syrians *Alper Üçok* ‏@AlperUcok 9m 9 minutes ago EU-Turkey statement of the meeting of heads of state or government with Turkey. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press -releases/2015/11/29-eu-turk... more »

Addendum Re. Using Medical Methods to Determine the Age of Unaccompanied Refugee Children

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 16 hours ago
After my post on this issue a few days ago, I've debated the issue with a number of people from within medicine and also bioethics in different fora. Due to the presence of significant uncertainties of the methods debated, my suggestion was that use of this methods should be amended by the following methodological rule (assuming 18 to be the age of adulthood, if it is different we may simply insert another variable for that): ... for any method, M, for the assessment of the age of a person, P, with a margin of error +/- X years, M is taken to indicate adulthood if, and only if, its... more »

Trump Invites Elephant To Be Republican Mascot At Campaign Circus

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The Donald Trump presidential campaign has recently been compared to a circus. Now a live elephant has given legitimacy to the comparison. An elephant named Essex joined Trump’s campaign stop in Sarasota, Florida exhibiting the slogan: “Trump, Make American Great Again” on her body. The female Asian elephant is owned by Trump supporter Frank Murray who has been repeatedly arrested for animal cruelty. Trump’s two sons are also into elephants and big game hunting in Africa. Donald Trump Jr. sawed off the tail of an elephant while on safari in Africa and posted the picture online. Gawk...more »

Beautiful Churches: Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia

The Editors at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1BasílicaHigüey] The Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia is located in the Dominican Republic in Central America. It is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and has been dedicated to Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the country. To learn more about the church... more »

Promises – Openness, Transparency and Service.

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
Continuing our review of the Liberal Partys promises we turn to:= *Openness and Transparency. * *Amending the Access to Information Act* so that all government data and information is made open by default in machine-readable, digital formats. *Accelerating and expanding* open data initiatives and continually look for additional opportunities to do so. *Creating a central, no-fee portal* for personal information requests. All of the above, except the access to information item, has been underway for some time however it appears that some of the restrictions put upon those trying to ... more »

Images, Analysis Released of Cleveland Officer Shooting Boy

MARK GILLISPIE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: police and blacks AP poll michael brown ferguson__1438773529_70.119.142.63] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Prosecutors in Ohio on Saturday released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet... more »

Australian Christmas Tree Sets Record with 518,838 lights

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Christmas tree] CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights. Guinness World Records confirmed that David Richards had broken the record for... more »

Harry Potter Author Takes to Twitter to Talk Snape

DANICA KIRKA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Harry Potter Great Hall - 900] LONDON (AP) -- Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape -- a teacher who had been so mean to him? Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to answer the... more »

Turkish President’s Islamist Party Gets Big Surprise Victory

The National Interest/ Henri J. Barkey at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Erdogan small wiki] In a stunning turn of events in Turkey, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) managed to confound its critics and win a convincing victory at the polls. These elections were a gamble by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who maneuvered to... Continue reading *“Turkish President’s Islamist Party Gets Big Surprise Victory”* at *the-american-interest.com*.

Proof That Turkey Helps ISIS Sell Oil

ZeroHedge at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: ISIS-Fighter-e1436363945230__1440849639_70.119.142.63] Over the course of the last four or so weeks, the media has paid quite a bit of attention to Islamic State’s lucrative trade in “stolen” crude. On November 16, in a highly publicized effort, US warplanes destroyed 116 ISIS... Continue reading *“Proof That Turkey Helps ISIS Sell Oil”* at *sott.net*.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop* *What wimps!* University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University. The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.” According to Metrowest Daily News, students filed two “bias reports” within the past month as a result of a studen... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*A moderate Warmist?* *They are rather thin on the ground but Times/Guardian journalist Tom Whipple seems to be one. The original title of his article below was rather immodestly titled "The fact and fiction of climate change" but he does in fact look at both sides of the question to some extent. He IS a Warmist, however, so he has to do big stretches to make his points. His assertions about the recent Philippines cyclone are a bit amusing for instance. Warmists normally date the start of all the badness to the second half of the 20th century. Not so, our Tom. ... more »

“Nothing Was Very Cognitive” with Reclusive Colorado Shooting Suspect

SADIE GURMAN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Robert Lewis Dear - 900 000] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a quiet patch of woods in rural Colorado where he lived. Now, it’s his words that are drawing the most attention as police... more »

A Not So Brave New World

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ The world is being overwhelmed by Syrian refugees. And it's easy to lose sight of what's really happening in the Middle East. Rouba Al-Fattal writes: Most world leaders and analysts have argued that a common Western strategy is needed to end the crisis. In the quest for that common strategy, Western policy-makers deliberated for months and came up with a beautiful road map for Syria. Russia came up with a road map of its own. The gist of both proposals is to seize fire, come together at the negotiation table... more »

March 30 2001 At Iraq's Backdoor, Turkey Flouts Sanctions

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*The Iraqi-Turkish Border at Harbur, 2009* *Daesh-Turkish Oil Tankers, Racqa Province, Northern Syria* *The Jarablus Corridor North of Aleppo,October 2015* At Iraq's Backdoor, Turkey Flouts Sanctions By DOUGLAS FRANTZ Published: March 30, 2001 Correction Appended *HABUR, Turkey— *Deep in the dusty southeastern corner of Turkey, closer to Baghdad than to Istanbul, a line of 200 aging tanker trucks stretches for half a mile along the highway as drivers wait to unload Iraqi diesel fuel at a depot run by the Turkish government. The trucks are returning from Iraq with full tanks on ... more »

Reporting From Tthe Front Lines If Syria's Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*CNN:* '*Where is the foreign journalist?': Reporting from the front lines of Syria's civil war* (CNN)Getting into Syria is not easy. Journalists used to be able to show their passport to the Turkish customs official at the Syrian border and cross officially, with little trouble. Not anymore. The two Turkish border posts in the region of Aleppo have been closed to human traffic -- in both directions -- for more six months. Only goods are allowed to cross nowadays, to supply civilians, rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad and Kurdish militias as well as the Nusra Front, al-Qae... more »

U.S. Wants Turkey To Close Its Borders With Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Turkish (L) and Syrian Independence flags are seen between the border gates Akcakale of Turkey and Tel Abyad of Syria, in Akcakale, southern Sanliurfa province, October 4, 2012. Reuters *WSJ:* *U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Border* A bigger Turkish border deployment would close off key transit routes for ISIS fighters in Syria, U.S. officials say The Obama administration is pressing Turkey to deploy thousands of additional troops along its border with Syria to cordon off a 60-mile stretch of frontier that U.S. officials say is used by Islamic State to move foreign fighters in and out ... more »

Ecological Reformation in Finance: Civil Freedoms, Checks, Balances and Sustainability Await in Having More Financial Medium Choices

Mark at Toward a Bioregional State - 18 hours ago
* If you base your money on debt, this is what inevitably happens. * *Reprise, or True Beginning?* This is the *last post of four *on details toward the wider *Ecological Reformation* discussed previously. In this ongoing series of posts, we now discuss why we require an Ecological Reformation in finance. In other words, sustainability and better democratic checks and balances require better financial *institutional *changes. As a recapitulation, the Ecological Reformation of the world has four parts: state, science/education, consumption, and finance (in this post). ... more »

It Is Gratitude That Makes Us Joyful

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago

Arabic Graffiti Found On Four EasyJet Planes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Sky reports http://news.sky.com/story/1595920/arabic-graffiti-found-on-four-easyjet-planes ' An investigation has been launched after Arabic graffiti was found daubed on panels covering fuel tanks of four easyJet planes in France.Lisa King, easyJet cabin safety manager, alerted company employees to the graffiti with an email informing them of the discovery of "four aircraft in France with written inscriptions on the inside of the fuel panel, and toilet door in Arabic script".The airline did not give any details of the nature of the inscriptions.However, a spokeswoman for easyJet s... more »

What if the Nephilim (or Annunaki) were not the so-called Fallen Angels...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
*All Hail the Giant Snake Oil Salesmen* *Free Planet* is an often-inspirational time-vocation for me so I'll stick my neck out and say, "The Celtic (p~ or q~ variant) or Khumric language doesn't feel right for an Atlantic-coastal Younger Dryas tongue," it's got too much mid-European, Mediterranean or western-flung PIE stuck to its face. The (Giant) Nephilim or Annunaki were charlatans, traitors, con-merchants... The Bible and the Myths & Legends of both the Irish and the Sumerians and Vedas tell of a Giant Race of People arriving in ships that floated in the air... maybe it was som... more »

That physics show off Broadway

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
When I was at Rutgers, I could see the physics show of David Maiullo, the local physics demonstrator, a few times. The experiments took place at the round Physics Lecture Hall (next to the physics department, the "Serin Hall") where the colloquia take place, too. Strangely enough, the photograph linked to in this paragraph was taken even *before* I came to Rutgers – in the year (1996) in which Rutgers was arguably among the world's top 3 universities doing string theory. As this trailer above makes clear, his experiments have been reshaped to something like arts and they got to Br... more »

Different leads

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
*BBC Breakfast *this morning is leading with the "crucial climate change conference", with a heavy focus, image-wide, on the worldwide protests calling for action (most of which seem to feature men in polar bear costumes). We've already heard from Richard Black (yes*, that* Richard Black, formerly the BBC's environment correspondent) of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, which was described by presenter Jon Kay as "a non-profit organisation that's looking for debate on energy change", and Professor Richard Allan from the University of Reading. The same story also leads th... more »

Military Photo of the Day: November 29, 2015

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: American Troops Before Normandy - 900] These American troops are marching through the streets of a British port town on their way to the docks where they will be loaded into landing craft for the big assault (The Normandy Invasion). Undated – June 1944. - U.S....more »

COP21 PARIS Schedule 'Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
WECAN INTERNATIONAL AT COP21 CLIMATE TALKS - PARIS, DECEMBER 2015 Cliquez ici pour information en français Click here to register - 'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - Paris' Click here to register - International Rights of Nature Tribunal This December 2015 world governments will gather in Paris, France for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP21 climate negotiations, where they will work to finalize an international climate agreement with profound implications for our global trajectory and the health of people and planet for... more »

"Radiation Spike Hits Phoenix, AZ; Slams Coos Bay, OR"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Radiation Spike Hits Phoenix, AZ; Slams Coos Bay, OR"* by Newsroom "An extreme spike in Beta and Gamma Radiation is affecting Phoenix, AZ today and slammed Coos Bay, OR two days ago; yet the media is silent. According to the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center (NETC), a sudden and dramatic spike in Beta Radiation levels in Phoenix, Arizona is taking place today and folks are speculating it may be more fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant meltdown in Japan (2011), which wafts across the Pacific Ocean in plumes. The "typical" amount of Beta radiation in Phoenix over the ... more »

Britain's Contribution To The War Against The Islamic State In Syria Will Be Negligible (They Do Not Have The Planes To Mount An Effective Campaign)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Fiasco of Britain's missing Tornados: No10 wants to send more jets to Syria...but we have '2 to 4' spare as defence expert MP reveals cuts and mothballing makes us a 'marginal' force* * Experts say that 24 Tornado ground-attack aircraft would be needed for Britain to mount an effective campaign, while maintaining missions in Iraq * But RAF sources say that only 'two to four' jets poised to join eight-strong force already operating over IS territory from Britain's airbase in Cyprus * Julian Lewis MP said Britain could only then make 'marginal' contribution Britain doe... more »

More Misery In Mali

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When I worked at Warner Bros, I visited our French company as often as I could and I usually would go see a band at the now infamous Bataclan Theatre. I saw some of our French bands play there-- like Les Negresses Vertes-- but once to see the Queens of the Stone Age, who were the progenitor of the Eagles of Death Metal. I wanted to see them play live because they covered a Romeo Void song I had an interest in (above). Even when I went to Mali a few years ago there was a music component-- a trip out to Quizambougou to watch Bassekou Kouyate finish recording his second album. We we... more »

Last Call for Ethanol

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Corn field harvest-900] A federal program, once launched, is impossible to kill. It doesn’t matter if the scheme wastes money. It doesn’t matter if the program doesn’t work. It doesn’t even matter if the program does the very opposite of what it is... more »

U.K.'s Anti-War Movement Protests Against Proposed British Military Action In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *Thousands attend protests against UK airstrikes on Syria* Stretch of Whitehall blocked by 4,000-strong protest outside Downing Street, and smaller rallies held in other cities Thousands of people gathered outside Downing Street and in cities around the UK on Saturday to protest against the government’s plans to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria. The protests, organised at short notice by the Stop the War Coalition, followed renewed calls for military action against the terror group in the wake of the attacks in Paris two weeks ago. *WNU Editor:* Only 4,000 prot... more »

Father of #AGWHoax, Maurice Strong dead.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
TORONTO (AP) (LINK) — Maurice Strong, whose work helped lead to the landmark climate summit that begins in Paris on Monday, has died at age 86, the head of the U.N.'s environmental agency said Saturday. The Canadian-born Strong, the first U.N. Environment Program chief, organized the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, which led to the launch of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Strong's Energy Fortune John Izzard wrote for Quadrant in 2010 Strong made his fortune in the oil and energy business running companies such as Petro Canada, Power Corporation, CalTex Africa, Hydro Canad... more »

Ukraine Remembers The Famine Of 1932 - 1933

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*AFP*: *Ukraine remembers victims of Stalin-era famine* Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine on Saturday held a day of mourning for the millions of victims of a Soviet-era famine, with President Petro Poroshenko describing it as an episode in the "war waged by Russia against Ukraine." Poroshenko, accompanied by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and hundreds of Ukrainians, laid symbolic wheat ears and lit candles before the Holodomor -- or "death by hunger" -- monument in central Kiev. The 1932-33 famine happened as harvests dwindled and Josef Stalin's Soviet police enforced the brutal policy of co... more »

"InCONtrovertible" - The Movie

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*"InCONtrovertible" - The Movie* *Watch this movie milestone in the ongoing investigation* *by the Truth Community--into the 9/11 atrocity* *The reviews are coming in:* *“Incontrovertible is technically brilliant.”* *Ian Henshall – Author – ‘9/11 Revealed’ and ‘9/11 The New Evidence’* *“Moving, powerful and informative.”* *Niels Harrit – Veteran Truth Campaigner* *“Artfully crafted – manages to convince cumulatively that there are still questions to answer.”* *Joe Gill – Journalist – Middle East Eye* *“One of the best 911 movies ever made!”* *Kevin Barrett – Truth Jihad Radio*

North Korea's Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Test Ends In Failure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report* North Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. The test, if confirmed, follows a test-launch in May of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which Pyongyang boasted as a success but has not been independently verified. "There is no identification of a missile taking flight and only fragments of... more »

‘Deputies Heard A Baby’s Muffled Cry’: Newborn Rescued after Being Buried Next to Bike Path under Pieces of Asphalt And Rubble

The Blaze at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: newborn] COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path. The girl was believed to be only 36 to... Continue reading *“‘Deputies Heard A Baby’s Muffled Cry’: Newborn Rescued after Being Buried Next to Bike Path under Pieces of Asphalt And Rubble”* at *theblaze.com*.

Black Friday Store Sales Fall as Americans Buy More Online

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Black Friday online] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures... more »

After 15 Months Of U.S. Air Strikes Is The Islamic State Being 'Hurt'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Jamie Tarabay, Vocativ*: *Have 15 months of U.S. airstrikes hurt ISIS at all?* The U.S. Department of Defense sends another of the emails almost every day. They are lists of air and artillery strikes conducted by the U.S. and coalition forces, ISIS assets targeted, damage and destruction accomplished. On a recent Monday, the tally included 116 ISIS fuel trucks, 11 ISIS tactical units, one large ISIS tactical unit, seven ISIS fighting positions, seven ISIS buildings, one ISIS storage depot, six ISIS vehicles, one ISIS tactical vehicle, one ISIS fighter (he was wounded, the Pentagon... more »

U.S. Soldiers Have Been Spotted On Tthe Ground In Kobane, Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BBC *The Australian/AFP:* *American boots on the ground in Kobane, Syria, to train Kurds* US soldiers are in ­Kobane, the town in northern Syria almost destroyed in fighting with Islamic State, to train Kurdish ­forces to battle the jihadists. Mustapha Abdi, an activist in the town on the Turkish border, said yesterday the American instructors had arrived “in recent hours”, in the first official deployment of US ground troops in Syria. A source with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said the Americans would help plan ­offensives against two Syrian cities held by Islami... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Remember Now”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Remember Now” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq4qjI8VVzg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it."- YouTube/NASA "It helps to put things in perspective here on our frenetic little planet with a look at this extraordinarily powerful and moving video of the Hubble Space Telescope mapping of the Universe, whose known size is 78 billion light years across. The video of the images is the equivalent of using a "time machine" to look into the past to witness the early formation of galaxies, perha... more »

Chet Raymo, "Seeing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Seeing"* by Chet Raymo "There was a moment yesterday evening when the elements conspired to evoke these few lines, spoken by Macbeth: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." The fading light. The crows gliding down the fields to the trees in Ballybeg: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." It's all there, in those few lines- the mysterious power of poetry to infuse the world with meaning, to anoint the wo... more »

Turkey - A Rogue State?  (Why the CIA Is Smearing Edward Snowden After the Paris Attacks)

Turkey's a rogue state? Sorry, I thought it was pretty well controlled by NATO interests. What/whoever they are. Rogue State TurkeyNovember 28th, 2015by Stephen Lendman Turkey’s aggression against Russia complicit with Washington remains foremost on my mind - two rogue states posing major threats to world peace. Their actions speak for themselves. Ergodan would never attack Russia on his

Bill DeBlasio's Upcoming Political Demise

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by David Keith* I’ve been spending my time in New York City these days and while 2017 is well over a year away, voters (and political junkies) are beginning to smell blood in the water. A lot of people have been following Mayor Bill DeBlasio lately, particularly due to his horrific poll numbers, and have asked me my thoughts on his political future. Sure, it's no secret that he’s not popular, but people find it hard to understand how or even if he can be taken down. They see NYC as so Democratic that they just don't think its possible. (These are millennials who don't remember h... more »

Kenya Arrests Two With Links To Iran For Spying And Plotting Terror Attacks Against Western Targets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Two Kenyans with Iran links arrested for plotting attacks: ministry* Kenyan security forces have arrested two Kenyan men with links to Iran on suspicion of planning attacks in the East African nation, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry originally identified both men as Iranians, but a spokesman later said it had issued that detail in error and the two men had links to Iran, not Iranian nationality. "The two men, Abubakar Sadiq Louw and Yassin Sambai Juma, have admitted to conspiring to mount terror attacks against Western targets in Kenya," the minis... more »

Russia Announces Sanctions Against Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *Vladimir Putin announces Russian sanctions against Turkey* Kremlin decree issued to ‘ensure national security’ includes restrictions on imports and on Turkish staff working for Russian businesses Russia has announced a package of economic sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for the shooting down of a Russian jet four days ago on the Syrian-Turkish border. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree outlining the curbs and the details were posted on the Kremlin’s website. Among the measures announced were restrictions on imports of some Turkish goods, a ban on cha...more »

North Korea Threatens Turkey With Nuclear Missile Strike

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
North Korea have threatened Turkey with nuclear missile strikes if they dare to take action against Russia, Ad-Diyar reports. Kim Jong-un has said that if Turkey confronts Russia or continues its support of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, then Pyongyang will not hesitate to launch a nuclear attack against them. Mizan News agency reports that the North Korean leader has promised to “wipe Turkey off the map” if Ankara takes part in the Syrian war, cooperates with the US and helps ISIS any further. The threats show that North Korea fully support Russia’s fight against ISIS, sources say. We wi... more »