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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Experimental method’s most famous experiment finally proven experimentally

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 minutes ago
If science built the modern world – specifically, if the scientific *attitude* towards knowledge built the modern world – and there is much evidence to say that it did -- then it really did all begin with Galileo. Because it was with *him* that the experimental method really began. For millennia armchair philosophers had just sat around and *debated* whether objects of different mass would fall at different rates – whether, when dropped from a height, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers would land first. For centuries, the armchair theorists had sat back and argued and had c... more »

Can The Democrats Win Key Governorships In 2018 And Halt GOP Gerrymandering?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 30 minutes ago
As we've mentioned, a week after the election, the Democrats had better get serious about preventing Republican dominance of Congress through gerrymandering. That means investing in state legislative races in states where Democrats have a chance at breaking up GOP trifectas-- there are 24 of them-- where they can gerrymander to their hearts content. The Democrats broke the Republican trifecta in Nevada and now control both houses, although the check on what *they* can do is a Republican governor. Democrats also flipped New Mexico's and Alaska's state houses but lost control of the... more »

The Money Game: Going Digital for Social Control

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 49 minutes ago
When I was leaving the Newark, New Jersey airport for India on November 15 I tried to exchange American money for Indian rupees. I was told by the money changing station that they were not at the present handling any Indian rupees. This was when I first heard about the Indian governments controversial 'demonetization' campaign. When I arrived at the Delhi international airport I got in the long line at the money changing station and discovered that foreigners could only exchange $100 worth of currency for rupees. Indian cash is in short supply. ATM machines were out of cash. ... more »

Coming Home ain't all its cracked up to be

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
[image: DSC03660] A Taiwanese-American friend, longtime Taiwan activist, entrepreneur, and one of the coolest people I know, has this to say about "coming home" on Facebook... I've been meaning to one day write a detailed essay and openly about how difficult it is to build closer relations between Taiwanese diaspora and local Taiwanese or even first generation Taiwanese diaspora. But if I write with specific examples, then it'll be calling people out which I'm not wishing to do at the moment so I'll just generalize. In addition are my gripes about a new class of diaspora that have c... more »

ACE Hardware refusing to sell propane to Standing Rock water protectors during blizzard

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Oceti Sakowin Camp today. Photo by Sarah Sunshine Manning. Ace Hardware Boycott urged after company refuses to sell propane in vicinity of Standing Rock during blizzard By Brenda Norrell Censored News Ace Hardware said today that it would not sell propane in the region of the Standing Rock water protectors, where blizzard conditions are placing lives at risk. Ace said it is responding

Bad News

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
I am locked out of Google (after providing them with no less than 4 separate verifications including phone, 3 times each) and cannot access my Gmail or Blogger from any computer but this one, since Google is still open in a browser here at my office. Google has said they are working on my case. Could be several days before I am answer emails or post here again. *sigh* _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Blessing"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Deuter, "Blessing" - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A Celestial Journey" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCVfEiP2Cn8 Music: "Intergalactic Lullaby" by Aeoliah

Reporting Jim Horn to the Professor Watchlist

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
Turning Point USA is small group of white young asshats who can't wait for the second coming of Adolf Hitler. One of their "projects" is to create a McCarthyistic list of professors who have the audacity to exercise their Constitutional rights in and out of the classroom. I hope that every professor in the U. S. will self-report her guilt as I did today. Click below to enlarge.

Nick Leggett’s “defection” surprisingly revealing

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
In that Labour’s Nick Leggett’s decision to become ex-Labour – and worse, to join the Blue Team! – is so unimportant, it’s important. It’s not so much a defection as a jump aboard one train as his former one was leaving him. *He said he grew up "with Labour burned deep into my DNA" and both sides of his family were supporters. But the party's activists, staffers and MPs had become distant from the party's voting base. "They take their heartland for granted and sadly fail to understand the ambitions and challenges of working New Zealanders,' Leggett said.* Leggett is ha... more »

Chet Raymo, “Out Of The Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Out Of The Silence”* by Chet Raymo "A few words about Douglas Christe's “The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology”, the title of which is drawn from the 4th-century monastic writer Evagrius of Pontus: "When the mind has put off the old self and shall put on the one born of grace, then it will see its own state in the time of prayer resembling sapphire or the color of heaven." It is a beautiful image, although I am not at all sure what it means. We are separated from Evagrius by centuries, by a Scientific Revolution, by the Enlightenment. I am not suggestin... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." - Lin Yutang (1895-1976)

What is "real" and WHO decides and polices?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
The war over truth is being waged out in the open as various groups vie to shape public opinion in the new Internet public sphere. Here are several interesting articles that explore this war over truth. The first article "Russian Propaganda Effort" published in the *Washington Post *promotes the neoconservative Cold-War 2.0 view that the Russians hacked the American election: Craig Timberg November 24, 2016. Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say. The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/russian-propaganda-effor... more »

Northerntruthseeker A Bit Under The Weather

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
Greetings... Yes, I have been MIA these last few days.... Two days ago, I started getting a high fever and a lot of body chills... I crossed my fingers that hopefully I did not catch the "bug" that my son had over the weekend, and I was hoping that I would not suffer from the flu like symptoms that he had... But no dice, for yesterday I was as sick as a dog.. And this is not sinusitis or any kind of head cold... It does appear I have a bout of Influenza on my hands... Yes, the timing is perfect as so much is now heating up around the world.... But of course I need a bit of rest bef... more »

The Big Question: Will The Democrats Stand Up To Trumpism?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The fascist cadres surrounding Trump-- from politicians like Mike Pence, Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions to predatory billionaires like Betsy DeVos, Steve Mnuchin, Robert Mercer, the Kochs and Wilbur Ross-- are attacking the American core on so many fronts that its unimaginable that congressional Democrats-- led in the Senate by a severely compromised Chuck Schumer and in the House by a gaggle of feeble, tired, sclerotic hacks-- will even begin to know how to resist. Can they filibuster the worst of his appointees? Would that lead to the Republicans doing away with the filibuster, ... more »

Surprise, Surprise

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 3 hours ago
The Keith Lamont Scott non-case proves in redneck states the phrase Open Carry* should come with an asterisk: *for whites only#KeithScott — BasementDweller Zero (@jurassicpork59) November 30, 2016 Does this really surprise anyone in Trump's new/old America? I guess it didn't matter to the prosecutor that Lamont wasn't the guy they were looking for, that videotape that was originally suppressed by the police chief never showed a gun in his hand as the cops said and that that same videotape never showed him acting in a hostile or threatening manner or that he was simply sit... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table for dinner with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his choice for White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus at Jean-Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York, Nov. 29, 2016. LUCAS JACKSON / Reuters *Carrie Sheffield, Salon*: *Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”* Former Senator George Mitchell weighs in on Donald Trump's challenges with Russia, NATO and rogue regimes Though his liberal worldview may not have a pl... more »

This Is The End Of Syria (?)

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
I hope it is not the end of Syria. However, the writer from Alternet is clearly not optimistic. The title accompanies the alternet article- The question mark is mine. *Vijay Prashad * The Souk - Old Aleppo The Syrian Arab Army is now within sight of taking back all of Aleppo. For several years now, the eastern part of Aleppo – *one of Syria’s oldest and most beautiful cities – has been in the hands of the armed opposition*. The western part has been in the hands of the Syrian government. Now with the Syrian army hastily taking the Hanano as well as Jabal Badro and Baadeen district... more »

World News Briefs -- November 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
OPEC President Qatar's Energy Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada and OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo address a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader *Reuters:* *OPEC in first joint oil cut with Russia since 2001, Saudis take "big hit"* OPEC agreed on Wednesday its first oil output cuts since 2008 after Saudi Arabia accepted "a big hit" on its production and dropped its demand on arch-rival Iran to slash output. Non-OPEC Russia will also join output r... more »

Erdogan Declares War on Syria or Just More Sensationalist Spin from Alt Media Analysts

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*I'm hattipin' Ally for this beauty!! I could have wrote this post myself, thankfully, someone else did the work for me. Thank- You Ollie Richardson, whoever you are?* Unfortunately I can't put any of it here- *But I encourage you to read it.* Ollie Richardson absolutely takes down Zero Hedge and the Duran for their utter sensationalist nonsense yesterday. *Charles and I had a discussion about so called alt media- No real difference from main stream media.* PennyNovember 30, 2016 at 5:51 AM *Charles: "Are you implying all of these news sources are working with the west to demon... more »

NASA Identifies Risk Of Contamination From Alien Life Forms

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Man’s (and Woman’s) endeavour to reach for the stars and explore space could have disastrous implications in cross-contaminating the universe. NASA and other space agencies face the daunting challenge of protecting life on Earth from potential alien life forms and at the same time defending potential aliens against contamination from Earth microbes. Scientists have identified 25 gaps in knowledge when it comes to limiting interplanetary contamination by human crews during future space missions. Space.com reports: NASA, with international and industry partners, is developing the ca... more »

Daredevil Turkish Student Takes Internet By Storm

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
An 18-year-old Turkish student who performs death defying stunts at high altitude has gained a lot of popularity on social media recently. The young Turkish acrobat says that doing handstands on edges of high-rise structures gives him pleasure. Sputnik reports: In a recently published video, Emir Korkmaz [literal meaning – fearless] can be seen climbing to the top of a 100-meter construction crane at a construction site of a skyscraper and performing some dangerous acrobatics moves. Çılgın liseli, ölüme böyle meydan okuyor! #EmirKorkmaz #IstanbulHaliç #örümcekAdam https://t.co/lii... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (R) greet retired Marine General James Mattis for a meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar *Mark Thomson, Time:* *Why Trump Is Interviewing Generals for His Cabinet* The benefit of their experience may be offset by a military-centric foreign policy. Many of the latest administration try-outs turnstiling through Trump Tower over the three weeks since Donald Trump’s election couldn’t be blamed for rendering sharp salutes ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Temple, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Economy: "The Ghosts of Roman Emperors Whisper“

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The American Empire Hangs in the Balance as* *the Ghosts of Roman Emperors Whisper“* by James Quinn “The refusal of the political class to imposes losses on large bank creditors since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual in 2008 illustrates the extent to which the financialization of the western industrial economies has turned into a gradual coup d’état by the banks and the global speculators who dominate their client base.” - Chris Whalen “We’re not moving toward Hitler-type fascism, but we’re moving toward a softer fascism: Loss of civil liberties, corporations ... more »

The Russians And The Trump Transition Team Are Talking

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Russia has been in contact with Trump team over Syria, senior diplomat says* MOSCOW — Russia has been in contact over Syria with the team of President-elect Donald Trump, a senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday, suggesting that Moscow is already looking past the Obama administration when it comes to the crisis in Syria. Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted by the state-run Tass news agency as saying that Russia had been in communication with “several people that we have known for a long time.” Bogdanov, who is President Vladi­mir Putin’s specia... more »

MP’s Reject New Tony Blair Iraq Investigation

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Labour MP’s signaled their opposition to Jeremy Corbyn by voting against a motion accusing Tony Blair of misleading parliament in the lead-up to the Iraq War and calling for a fresh investigation. 158 MPs voted down a motion which proposed a committee examine the difference in Mr Blair’s evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry and the private assurances he gave to George W Bush. Mr Corbyn who called for Blair to stand trial for war crimes if he was found to have broken the law over the 2003 conflict, failed to turn up at today’s debate and only five Labour MPs voted in favour of the motion... more »

TradCatKnight Radio: Dr. Kevin Barrett "Trump & The Illusion Of Choice"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 6 hours ago
TradCatKnight radio, recorded 11/30/16.

Are the BBC factually correct here?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38152765 contains these two paragraphs: 'Mr Trump has vowed as president to institute an "extreme vetting" programme to limit immigration to the US from countries that are believed to be at a heightened risk of terrorism. He had previously called for a "total and complete shutdown" on Muslim immigration to the US.' Is that last sentence 100% accurate or deliberately misleading?

The SNP's Blather About Blair

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Tony Blair's politics are awful. But, after a 2.6 million word consideration of his conduct in the lead up to the Iraq War, I'm confident in the belief he's not a war criminal. However, some disagree and remain bent on bringing him to justice. The latest episode in this long-running drama was the motion put to the Commons earlier today by the SNP demanding yet another investigation. This was hung on the infamous note passed to George W Bush (relieved he won't now go down as the worst president in US history) saying "we will be with you, whatever". I can't see what purpose raking ov... more »

First the War on Cash, then the War on Gold

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Following up on yesterday’s blog about Indian Prime Minister’s confiscation of “large” rupee bills (the largest being similar to a $20 note): any confiscation of banknotes has to be just a first step, argues *Reason* magazine’s Shikha Dalmia, because everyone is being hurt, and everyone is trying to rescue themselves. “Yes, the rich have indeed gotten poorer. But the poor have been decimated. Call it trickle-down poverty.” *Modi’s scheme will only encourage more movement out of the rupee from all classes. There is a massive influx of interest into bitcoin from India’s rich an... more »

Threats & cronyism–and he’s still only President-elect!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
If put into practice, “Trump’s disastrous pledge to keep jobs in the US would raise the trade deficit, politicise the economy, and bring on a corny-capitalist nightmare.” (But apart from that, Mr Trump, how was the play?) The President-elect’s overnight “deal” with Carrier to keep part of the air-conditioning company in Indiana comes on the back of his threats during the campaign to slap tariffs on Carrier imports from Mexico, and since the campaign to end their lucrative defence contracts. This is just a small sign of how his policy will work. Tyler Cowen explains some of the ... more »

Ravitch Charter Position Gets the Jay Mathews Seal of Approval

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Yesterday on "Giving Tuesday" both FairTest and NPE were beating the bushes for donations to prop up their unacknowledged corporate union support of privatization via charter schools and depersonalized learning via computer screens. A year ago NPE and FairTest were appealing for support for passage of ESSA, whose chief architect and Senate sponsor, Lamar Alexander, supported a states rights model for ESEA that would give conservative state legislatures (two thirds are Republican) control of billions of Federal dollars that, historically, have been used to provide educational resour... more »

A moment in history: The incoming POTUS personally picks one of the top U.S. attorneys, and he's of the other party

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*From nypost.com, 12:04pm [click to enlarge]:* *From nydailynews.com, 2:47pm [click to enlarge]:* *by Ken* For a few hours earlier today, as you can see above, there was Drama in the Air regarding the scheduled powwow between the president-elect and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara. As it happens, during that very time period I happen to have been in occasional televisual contact with developing news, while I was working at getting a new TV cable box installed and getting all my TVs and cable boxes humming. The above screen shots from the websites... more »

Nov. 30: The self-blessed sinners of America

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
Big story on the front page of the irving press. Moncton city councillors voted themselves a pay increase of thousands of dollars. Isn't it honest and brave of the irving press to speak out like t hat? Of course...... ....it would be braver still if it ever spoke out about the much bigger raises billionaires give to themselves without bothering with a vote. But we have no idea how much money the wealthy of this province give themselves. And, though we've known for years about tax havens wear the wealthy can hide their money from taxes, we have yet to see the slightest interest from... more »

The Birthplace of Hockey (click title for link)

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Windsor Swastikas Hockey Team 1910 Edmonton Swastikas Hockey Team 1916 Fernie Swastikas Hockey Team 1922

OPEC Reaches A Deal On Oil Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *OPEC Reaches Deal to Cut Oil Production* *Cartel representatives agree to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day* VIENNA—OPEC representatives reached a landmark deal Wednesday to reduce crude oil output, giving oil an immediate price boost after months of wrangling between OPEC members and market uncertainty about the ability of the once-mighty cartel to agree. Almost exactly two years after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries group made a historic decision to avoid cutting output and allow prices to fall, the group said Wednesday that it... more »

What Emily Shuckburgh Forgot To Tell You

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3970082/How-Captain-Robert-Scott-s-log-book-expedition-Antarctica-100-years-ago-raises-troubling-new-doubts-global-warming.html Booker had a piece in the Mail the other day about how Scott’s and Shackleton’s records showed that sea ice extent around Antarctica then was little different to today. I did not bother reposting it as I had already covered the topic myself. However, […]

“Argument: Stepping Back from Anger”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Argument: Stepping Back from Anger”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “The emotional trigger that begins an argument may have little to do with your present situation, but has dug up a wound. When we find ourselves in an argument, we may feel like we are losing control of emotions that have taken on lives of their own. When we can become aware that this is happening, taking a deep breath can help us step back from the situation. Once we can separate ourselves from the heat of the moment, we may find that the emotional trigger that began the argument has little to do with the presen... more »

"Hang In There..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Using time, pressure and patience, the universe gradually changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds. You're being worked on too, so hang in there. Just because something isn't apparent right now, doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's not until the end do you realize, sometimes your biggest blessings were disguised by pain and suffering. They were not placed there to break you, but to make you." - "The Angel Affect" "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach

U.S. Air Force Report: U.S. Falling Behind Both Russia And China In Developing Hypersonic Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Experts for the Air Force Studies Board at the National Academies of Science concluded that the US may face a threat from this ‘new class of weapons.’ This graphic from the report shows operational flight information for high-speed maneuvering weapons *Washington Free Beacon:* Air Force: *Hypersonic Missiles From China, Russia Pose Growing Danger to U.S.* *U.S. falling behind in race for high-speed maneuvering weapons.* The United States is vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia and is falling behind in the technology race to develop both defensiv... more »

China Wants Smooth Military Ties With The Incoming Trump Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Natalie Thomas *Reuters*:* China says it wants smooth military ties with Trump* China said on Wednesday it wanted to develop smooth military-to-military ties with the new U.S. administration of Donald Trump. While the world's two largest economies are frequently at odds over issues like the disputed South China Sea, both have been trying to improve trust between their armed forces to reduce the risk of misunderstanding in any encounters. This month, China and the United States staged a three-day humanitarian relief military drill as part of that trust-building exercise.... more »

Kanye West Survives Shooting During Hospital Ordeal

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Kanye West survived an attempt on his life by a gunman who broke into his hospital room at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. An armed man was seen fleeing Kanye’s room “just after 3am on Tuesday,” according to a hospital source, after Kanye’s security detail returned from a break. Kanye West, heavily drugged, told his bodyguard that the man had a gun and was about to kill him. The 39-year-old rapper claims he knows who the gunman was – and more to the point, who sent him. “The guy knew where his room was. There is no way he could have known this if he didn’t have inside infor... more »

The Dweller on the Threshold

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
Cooper, you may be fearless in this world. But there are other worlds. Worlds beyond life and death. Worlds beyond scientific reality. *Cooper: * Tell me more. *Hawk: * My people believe that the White Lodge is a place where the spirits that rule man and nature reside. There is also a legend of a place called the Black Lodge. The shadow self of the White Lodge. Legend says that every spirit must pass through there on the way to perfection. There, you will meet your own shadow self. My people call it *The Dweller on the Threshold.* *Cooper: * Dweller on the Threshold. *Hawk: ... more »

Argentina: More Curious Humanoid Incidents

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
*Argentina: More Curious Humanoid Incidents* *By Scott Corrales (c) 2016* To a generation raised on the ubiquitous image of the "Greys" and their penchant for abductions, cases involving non-human entities of unknown origin (aliens, time travelers, visitors from a parallel universe, a secretive parahuman race that has been on this planet since before our own species appeared, etc.)in previous decades had a distinct flavor of their own. While researching old publications, I came across the October-November 1975 issue of Ovnis - Un Desafio a la Ciencia (UFOs - A Challenge to Science) ... more »

Candidate Clinton's lead keeps growing!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016Big star can't figure it out:* Let's make this a day of data! According to the Cook Report site, Candidate Clinton's lead in the popular vote has continued to grow: *Popular vote, 2016 electionCandidate Clinton:* 64.9 million votes (48.2 percent) *Candidate Trump:* 62.5 million votes (46.4 percent) Oof! Candidate Clinton now leads Trump by almost two full points. If Clinton got so many more votes, how in the world did the other guy win? Incredibly, the "wasted votes" in California now exceed four million: *Popular vote, California, 2016 electionCand... more »

Russia Wants Erdogan To Clarify ‘Anti-Assad’ Goals In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Kremlin expect President Erdogan to clarify his goals in Syria after he claimed that Turkish troops were there to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russian officials say that the Turkish presidents statement yesterday contradicts his previous assurances and is out of sync with Moscow’s take on the situation. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday: “The statement was indeed news, this is a very serious statement. [It] is in discord with the previous [statements] in general and with our understanding of the situation” He added “We ho... more »

Concerning our hapless American kids!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016They outscore miraculous Finland:* Last year, students from the developed nations took part in both of the world's major international testing programs. We refer to The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (Timss), which is administered on a four-year cycle, and to The Program for International Student Assessment (Pisa), which is administered every three years. Results from the 2015 Pirls are now available. Yesterday, the Washington Post offered this striking report about the new scores in its hard-copy editions. The New York Times h... more »

If Only...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
I think most of us know the only reason why Obama didn't do this to Trump in real life- Respect for the office of the presidency, even when that office is about to be occupied by an umber buffoon who openly fantasizes about grabbing pussies, having sex with his own daughter and 11 year-olds he see on escalators. Even when he brings into his Cabinet some of the most evil free market douchebags this nation has to offer, such as billionaire Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary, who for decades has been busting her hump trying to carpet America with more charter schools than ... more »

Photos -- Snow Mirrors Resilience of Standing Rock Water Protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Photos by Sarah Sunshine Manning. Thank you for sharing with Censored News Snowfall yesterday and today at Oceti Sakowin Camp. CNN is present, let's see what they come up with.

The Greencrow Wants a Russian Passport Too!!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Blogger Paul Craig Roberts "with kitties"* *Dr. Paul Craig Roberts* was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order *Breaking News: * The Kremlin will consider givi... more »

Study Reveals Cannabis May Offer a Breakthrough Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - This study completely discredits the myth that cannabis is harmful to the human brain. The post Study Reveals Cannabis May Offer a Breakthrough Treatment for Alzheimer’s appeared first on Waking Times.

Tweety Bird Trump

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
I Tawt I Taw a Media Puddy Cat... I Did, I Did! The top-trending story of the last 24-hour news cycle has been Donald Trump's outrageously silly Tweet about flag-burning. Forget the water protectors of North Dakota waging the most important civil rights battle of this century. Forget the raging deadly wildfire in Tennessee, caused at least in part by man-made climate change. Forget even perhaps the scariest presidential cabinet of sadistic plutocrats in American history. Forget everything you've heard about the mass media's group resolution to finally hold the president-elect's fee... more »

Trump and Trade Policy — Why He Will Fail

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* The clip above is an interview Thom Hartmann did with *Forbes* writer and commentor Eamonn Fingleton, whom the headline touts as "The Man Who Predicted Trump," a true statement, by the way. That prediction came in February 2016, as noted at the start of the conversation in the clip. Here Fingleton and Hartmann discuss Trump, U.S. trade and industrial policy, why Trump won, and why he will now fail, at least with respect to changing American trade practices. The following is taken from the transcript, with just a little editing to clean up typos. My excerpts wi... more »

Trump Picks Goldman Sachs Banker For Treasury Secretary

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin has been confirmed as Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin, a 53-year-old former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker turned Hollywood financier…..who was also a one time Soros employee who has no government experience, confirmed he had been tapped to serve as the President-elects Treasury Secretary. Is this a signal that Trump’s administration will be pro–Wall Street?…what happened about draining the swamp? The appointment of Mnuchin certainly signifies yet another shift from the President-elect’s major campaign promises. Duri... more »

Navajo Veterans Leave for Standing Rock on Dec. 2, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Photo: Navajo Code Talkers Navajo Veterans Leave Dec. 2 for Standing Rock, among 2,100 Native American Veterans to Stand with Standing Rock By Shiprock President Duane 'Chili' Yazzie Censored News Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock! We have secured two charter buses to transport 112 Diné Veterans to Standing Rock, leaving Friday, Dec 2 to return on Tuesday, Dec 6. We will begin registration of

18 tips for giving a horrible presentation

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Too many of us have sat through too many bad presentations. And no one wants to give one, either. Someone who’s seen his fair share of bad talks is David Sholl, and Georgia Institute of Technology. In this helpful video, “The Secrets of Memorably Bad Presentations,” he presents some tongue-in-cheek advice on how to torture your […] The post 18 tips for giving a horrible presentation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trump trumps the MSM and makes them irrelevant...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*by going directly to the people.* The Trump Tower Elevator Cam is a front seat to history being made. Granted, it's not exactly like having dinner with Trump, but almost as good. Yesterday, Pence took a few moments to speak to Right Side Broadcasting Network and ignored the MSM. Do you think they're getting it yet? I doubt it. The MSM, and most the DC insiders, have a degree of unawareness that is staggering. Tomorrow the first event of the Trump/Pence* Thank You Tour *takes place with a rally in Cincinnati Ohio at the U.S. Bank Arena. Scheduled start and broadcast time is 7:... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Because of my trip to Ottawa yesterday I am behind a few things this morning. Blogging will return later in the afternoon.

Turkish Army Is In Syria To End Assad Rule: Erdogan

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Turkish forces are in Syria to establish justice for the Syrian people and to put an end to President Bashar Assad’s rule, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. The Turkish president holds the Syrian president responsible for the death of nearly “one million” people in Syria’s civil war. RT.com reports: “We entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the Turkish president said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul, as quoted by Hurriyet daily. Erdogan ... more »

Aleppo Civilians Seek Safety Of Syrian Army, Giving MSM A Headache!

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Syrian army is on the verge of fully liberating the “moderate rebel” stronghold of East Aleppo, causing a headache for western media, who have to report on the freedom of the city from years of war and tyranny through a biased perspective. A tale of two headlines Russia Insider reports: As the Syrian army continues to drive into the “moderate rebel” stronghold of East Aleppo, responsible western news outlets have been faced with the daunting, seemingly impossible task of turning the liberation of tens of thousands of civilians into a dark day for humanity. Even the reliably sh... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” - Chico Marx, "Duck Soup"

Like a kid in a candy store, IDF salivates over incoming F-35 jets from the US

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 12 hours ago
As PM announces acquisition of 17 additional planes, senior officer gushes at new, exorbitantly expensive stealth aircraft, due to arrive next month ed note–keep in mind, those jets over which the dogs of the IDF are ‘salivating’ are not there for Israel’s ‘defense’. They are there for one reason and one reason only–to murder, terrorize, […]

GERMANY -Top European rabbi warns of “new era of antisemitism”

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 12 hours ago
JERUSALEM POST – A top European rabbi has warned that the world has entered a new era of antisemitism, in response to a report released Tuesday about rising antisemitism in Germany. The UK Times reported that antisemitism in Germany has risen threefold in one year, citing data published by the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. According […]

Obama Redefines Terrorism to Expand Targeted Killings in Somalia

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 12 hours ago
Sabba – Interestingly enough, this happens just as the Somali forces launched an attack against I.S.I.S to try and liberate the port city of Kandal… CONTINUE READING

WPTPN: Lessons from Turkey: Populist Nationalism and the Threat to Democracy

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
This World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) guest post is written by Gizem Zencirci, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College. Her research interests include political Islam, neoliberalism and social policy, and Middle East politics. The rise of the AK Party in Turkey and its consolidation of power is a case with […]

LOSERS: How we liberals became such losers!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016Part 3—Maddow and Krugman explain:* How did we liberals get to be such manifest, world-class losers? We just lost a White House race to the craziest person who ever sought the office. This outcome will change history for generations. What forces conspired to make us such consummate losers? You're asking a very good question! For today, let's consider the work of two influential journalists. We refer to Rachel Maddow, a consummate corporate "cable news" clown, and to Paul Krugman, the most important American journalist of the past sixteen years. Let's ... more »

A Look At How Hezbollah Is Benefiting From The Syrian War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters from a screen during a rally to commemorate Hezbollah Wounded Veterans Day in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher *Marc C. Johnson, The Hill*: *How the Iran deal, Syrian civil war prepares Hezbollah for future of terror* Surveying the conflict in Syria over the last 6-plus years, it’s not hard to find losing parties in the wreckage. Thousands of innocent children, civilians, doctors, first responders, and journalists fill casualty lists — non-combatant collateral damage. The ... more »

Having Dinner With The President-Elect

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *All is forgiven? Trump and Romney have a 'warm' discussion as they dine on frog legs at three-Michelin star restaurant in New York amid rumors Mitt will be named secretary of state* * Trump is giving Romney a second look for secretary of state before he makes an appointment to the high-profile cabinet position * He met with Romney and Reince Priebus for dinner at Jean-Georges, a French eatery near Central Park on Tuesday night * CNN's Jim Acosta was in the restaurant and said the men were 'talking warmly but were very animated during their discussion' * Trump intervie... more »

"A Message From The Ministry Of Homeland Security"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"The Media: Intellectual Prostitutes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, made this candid confession [it's worth noting that Swinton was called "The Dean of His Profession" by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]: "There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid $150 weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of th... more »

Islamic State group claims Ohio State University rampage per BBC News who miss a key fact

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38151669 includes analysis from Gordon Corera that omits the news that the perpetrator of the Ohio attack said this: "By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims. You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday," he wrote before the attack. "Btw, every single Muslim who disapproves of my actions is a sleeper cell, waiting for a signal. I am warning you Oh America." Presumably this attack is still 'nothing to do with Islam' so far as the BBC are concerned.

There Will Be Nothing But Rubble When The Syrian War Is Over

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A man at a site recently hit by what activists said was a Scud missile in Aleppo’s Ard al-Hamra neighborhood, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman *New York Times*: *For Bashar al-Assad, Winning the Syrian War May Lead to New Troubles* BEIRUT, Lebanon — With the Syrian government making large territorial gains in Aleppo on Monday, routing rebel fighters and sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives, President Bashar al-Assad is starting to look as if he may survive the uprising, even in the estimation of some of his staunchest opponents. Yet, Mr. Assad’s victory, ... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 44, Nov 29, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Iraqi forces were still fighting across eastern Mosul. Zuhur was declared freed, but a Rudaw correspondent said that when the day was over there were still clashesgoing on there. This is the second time the area has been said to be liberated. The Golden Division was also trying to clear Zahra that was freed on November 9and then re-cleared on November 12. Hadbaa, Falah, Barid, Nassir, Mufti, Salam, Younis Sabawi, and Palestine were still being fought over, even though Falah was liberatedtwo days before. In total, 41 neighborhoods have been entered in Mosul. 20 of those appear t... more »

MP’s Sexually Assault Young Staff In UK Parliament MP Claims

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
British MP John Mann has revealed that Members of Parliament sexually harass young employees but go unpunished as their victims feel helpless. The Labour MP made his remarks at the House of Commons’ Standards Committee on Tuesday, saying that sexual assault by politicians at Westminster was a “major issue” that needed to be addressed. Mann said “In here [Westminster], there are alleged sexual assaults by current members of Parliament and nowhere for people to go, or they don’t feel confident in going. That’s a major issue” Press TV reports: Mann called for the necessity of setting... more »

“Paul Craig Roberts: Fake News List Death Knell for MSM”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Paul Craig Roberts: Fake News List Death Knell for MSM”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Economic expert and journalist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the recent publication of the so-called ‘fake news” list recently published by the Washington Post signals a major turning point for all of the mainstream media (MSM). Dr. Roberts explains, “I think this is the death knell for the mainstream media. I think this list essentially kills the credibility of the mainstream media and certainly the Washington Post. It has demonstrated it is completely devoid of any integrity. I am a former... more »

Surprise! Paper retracted after author tells journal it’s a “pile of dung”

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
This summer, Ottawa Citizen reporter Tom Spears was sitting by a lake on vacation when he opened a spam email from a publisher. Amused to see the sender was a journal focused on bioethics, he got an idea. I thought, what if I just throw something outrageous at them? The situation should sound familiar to readers who […] The post Surprise! Paper retracted after author tells journal it’s a “pile of dung” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Economy: "Obama’s Parting Gift… With Fuse Attached"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Obama’s Parting Gift… With Fuse Attached"* by Bill Bonner "Poor Donald… He could be flirting with Miss America contestants and enjoying the pulchritude of beauty queens. Instead, he is stuck with the turpitude of the ruling classes. One job candidate after another. David Petraeus. Rudy Giuliani. Newt Gingrich. The president-elect seems to be reaching out…building bridges…trying to talk to just about everyone. He has pledged to ‘drain the swamp.’ But, with a few notable exceptions, almost all the visitors to Trump Tower are crafty foxes or dangerous swamp gators. They built career... more »

Syria Claims Israel Warplanes Launched Missile Strikes Outside Of Damascus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria conflict: 'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus* Syrian state media say Israeli jets have fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace which struck outside Damascus. A military source told the Sana news agency that the missiles landed in the Sabboura area but caused no casualties. The source did not say if anything was hit, but the highway from Lebanon to Damascus runs through the town. The Israeli military has not commented. It is believed to have bombed weapons shipments intended for Lebanon's Hezbollah movement in the past. Hezbollah, which fought a month-long war ... more »

Pentagon Blamed ‘Unintentional’ Human Error That Led to Airstrikes On Syrian Troops In September

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *New York Times*: *‘Unintentional’ Human Error Led to Airstrikes on Syrian Troops, Pentagon Says* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday blamed “unintentional” human mistakes for the American-led airstrikes in September that killed dozens of Syrian government troops. The attacks were conducted under the “good-faith belief” that the targets were Islamic State militants, according to the official inquiry. The investigation, led by an Air Force general, concluded that the strikes did not violate the law of armed conflict or the rules for the American mili... more »

Drax Paid £450 Million In Subsidies Last Year

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public https://www.ft.com/content/e8677192-b658-11e6-961e-a1acd97f622d The Financial Times brings the astonishing story that Drax was paid £450 million last year for its biomass operation. Under the CfD mechanism, Drax receives a guaranteed price of £105/MWh (at 2012 prices, worth around £115 currently). Meanwhile, Drax’s CEO explains why the […]

U.S. Decapitation Strikes On The Islamic State Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of the jihadist group’s longest-serving officials, has been killed in Aleppo in Syria, its Amaq News Agency reported on Tuesday. WIBBITZ *Washington Post:* *ISIS’s second-in-command hid in Syria for months. The day he stepped out, the U.S. was waiting.* For a man given to fiery rhetoric and long-winded sermons, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani became oddly quiet during his last summer as the chief spokesman for the Islamic State. The Syrian who exhorted thousands of young Muslims to don suicide belts appeared increasingly obsessed with his... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*Sixteen European States Led By Germany Want Arms Control Agreement With Russia Wisconsin Denies Request For Recount By Hand As Stein Threatens To Sue Aussie Media Push Globalists' "Cash Is For Criminals" Narrative Wikileaks Releases Half A Million Diplomatic Cables From "Year Zero" Of The Modern Era Trump’s Global Conflict Of Interests ‘Unprecedented’... Great Barrier Reef Experiences Its Worst Coral Die-Off GOP Elector Resigns From Electoral College Rather Than Vote For Trump Here’s How to Harpoon Space Junk at 17,500 Miles an Hour1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees rec... more »

Which Senate Democrats Will Be The Most Likely To Sell Out To Trump Most Often?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Painting by Attila Richard Lukacs* Imagine you're a professional politician who's been striving for decades to get to the top of the heap. And then imagine that the Senate is the top of the heap. Say... nominal Democrat-- he's a Blue Dog-- Joe Donnelly, an unlikely freshman senator from Indiana, who should never have gotten into the Senate in the first place. You're up for reelection in 2018 in a state that just voted for Trump 1,556,220 (57.2%) to 1,031,953 (37.9%). Hillary only won 4 counties of the state's 92. This year's far more popular and better known Democratic Senate candi... more »

Easy Cyberman Ornament

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
It is no secret that I am a huge Doctor Who fan. My purse look like a Tardis, my office is covered in Doctor Who memorabilia and even my favorite pair of shoes bear the Police Box logo. It only make sense that I have a Doctor Who Christmas tree. This tree is one of my absolute favorite things and I can't wait to pull it out every year. My fantastic friend made most of the pieces on the tree and every year I add to it with a couple of homemade ornaments and a few purchased ones. Today I am showing you how to make this fun and easy Cyberman, but if you love the rest of the tree, ... more »

Islamic State Takes Credit For Monday's Attack At Ohio State University

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC*: *Islamic State group claims Ohio State University rampage* The Islamic State group says it was behind a car and knife rampage at a US college that left 11 people injured. Monday's attack at Ohio State University was carried out by one of its students, Somali-born Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the authorities said. The IS-affiliated Amaq news agency called the 18-year-old business undergraduate a "soldier". Artan drove his car at a group of people, then attacked them with a knife before being shot dead. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: Another example that reveals how ineffective t... more »

This Is How Society In The Future Will Be Controlled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Wall Street Journal:* *China’s New Tool for Social Control: A Credit Rating for Everything* *Beijing wants to give every citizen a score based on behavior such as spending habits, turnstile violations and filial piety, which can blacklist citizens from loans, jobs, air travel.* HANGZHOU, China—Swiping her son’s half-fare student card through the turnstile here one Monday afternoon, Chen Li earned herself a $6 fine and a reprimand from a subway-station inspector for not paying the adult fare. A notice on a post nearby suggested more-dire consequences.... more »

PHILIPPINES – Regime Change Warning – President Duterte’s advance security team bombed in Marawi

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 15 hours ago
RT – At least seven members of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team were injured in a roadside bombing by suspected Muslim militants. The attack comes ahead of Duterte’s visit to an area of intense battles between Islamists and government troops. CONTINUE READING

Did Dönmeh Erdogan “Trick” Putin And The Ayatollah?

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 15 hours ago
KATHEON – Before proceeding, the reader should be reminded that the trilateral relationship between Russia, Turkey, and Iran has been flimsy from the get-go, owing mostly to the fact that it had been historically unprecedented until the first efforts were made at forming the Tripartite this summer. There’s always a chance that Erdogan really is as […]

Israel Bombs Damascus

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 15 hours ago
Sabba – How timely! Just as the heroic Syrian/ Russian Hezbollah warriors are liberating Aleppo, Israel is coming to the rescue to its army of jewhadists by creating a diversion and at the same time, provoking Hezbollah and Syria to retaliate. CONTINUE READING

Israeli Jets Launch Airstrike Near Syrian Capital Damascus

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Israeli fighter jets fired missiles on a government-held town west of Damascus according to Syrian state media. Some reports indicate that four missiles had hit Hezbollah militia targets near Al-Saboorah, a government-controlled suburb of Syria’s capital. No casualties were reported, though there have been conflicting reports over the initial target of the raid. According to SANA news agency, a Syrian military source said, “Israeli planes launched the airstrike from Lebanese airspace at dawn to “divert attention away from the successes of the Syrian Arab Army” RT reports: Al-Masda... more »

He's Beginning To Stumble

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Lawrence Martin writes in today's *Globe *that Justin Trudeau is beginning to falter. First, there was the sound and fury over Castro -- although much of the noise was the consequence of short historical memory. Beyond that, today's media is decidedly right-wing. Forty years ago, there was no giant conservative chain like Postmedia, which is the preponderant print voice in many of the country’s big cities and which fields conservative commentators in greater number than progressives. Today the right side has the balance of power in the print media and has gained ground at the CBC... more »

Clash of interests: Trump vs Babiš

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Our Slovak-born finance minister, Andrej Babiš, is a billionaire whose net worth is some $3 billion. The U.S. president-elect is a billionaire whose net worth is about $3.7 billion. Both of them have had Czech partners. None of them is a real intellectual, both of them speak a kind of language that many ordinary people understand. Both of them have become rich in industries that are not exactly hi-tech and practical man's skills and common sense were their main weapons to do so. It's unavoidable that people tend to compare such people. Hence, legal documents are being crafted which ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*College Instructors Tell Students: America’s Founding Fathers Ran ‘A Terrorist Organization’* Instructors at the taxpayer-funded University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) reportedly told students enrolled in their team-taught humanities class that America’s founding fathers ran “a terrorist organization” and used “violence and terror to influence opinions” in their fight for independence from Great Britain. The course, titled “Resistance and Revolution”, was co-taught by Jared Benson, a history lecturer, and Nicholas Lee, an instructor in UCCS' sociology department. Acc... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Brainless Greenies again* *Pope warns Trump: Do not back away from UN climate pact – Pope declares ‘crisis of climatic change’* *Both Mr Trump and I were brought up as Presbyterians so I can guess how much notice Mr Trump will take of the Pope* Pope Francis has issued a climate change challenge directly to President Elect Trump. The Pope, in thinly veiled speech, urged Trump not to withdraw the U.S. from the United Nations Paris agreement reached in 2015. The UN treaty has been said by critics to be “history’s most expensive treaty’,” with a “cost of between $1 trillion and... more »

Space Command Propaganda Piece

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
CNN last night aired a major propaganda piece promoting the US military industrial complex goal of frightening the American people so they will hand over even more *$$$$* to pay for this massive space war machine. As the US routinely does the Pentagon plays 'poor me' claiming that Russia and China are out to get us. They make it sound like the US is under threat and thus we need to pump even more money into our already massively expensive military space program. The fact is that the US is way out in front of the space warfare arms race. Russia and China have for more than 20 year... more »

Is The Big Government Rational Or Irrational?

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 17 hours ago
The big government’s actions are not necessarily irrational. Irrational actions are those in which the entity in some way defeats its own purpose, doing what is calculated to frustrate its ends. But if the big government’s policies enable it to usurp several new powers and eviscerate the political opposition then it is not frustrating its own ends. There is, in most cases, a carefully designed strategy behind what may seem like irrational and destructive policies of the big government. There is a method behind what may seem like madness. A big government is a government that has me... more »

The One People, Nov 28, 2016: Behind the Veil

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
Welcome to the One Person Show from November 28th 2016. Lisa did the show solo yesterday as Dani was unwell. The veil membrane is becoming apparent to many, it's physical, visceral and becoming seen. What is it, how do we get through it and what's on the other side?

France to drop carbon tax plan

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 18 hours ago
Source: GWPFIt appears to be all crumbling for the elites: - Brexit against their wishes; - The Paris agreement; - Trump wins popular vote in US; *and now* - France to drop carbon tax plan. From a report from Reuters: The French government is set to drop plans to introduce a carbon tax, French financial daily Les Echos said on Thursday. The newspaper, quoting several sources, said the *socialist government* will not include the carbon tax in a draft 2016 budget update currently being discussed. Environment Minister Segolene Royal had said in May that France would ... more »

Trump Grabbing the Reigns of US Empire, ‘You Don't End up Elected President of the US without Being a Fast Track Insider’

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 19 hours ago
In a written interview with Muslim Press, I answered questions about what we can expect from a Trump presidency. Below is the full body text of the Q & A session: In an interview with Muslim Press, former US Army officer Joachim Hagopian said “You don't wind up with that amount of wealth and power, emerge out of a pack of wannabes as the Republican presidential nominee and end up elected president of the United States of America without being a fast track insider.” Read the full text of the interview: *Muslim Press: You have said that "Donald Trump has always been a... more »

Trump Grabbing the Reigns of US Empire, ‘You Don't End up Elected President of the US without Being a Fast Track Insider’

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 19 hours ago
In a written interview with Muslim Press, I answered questions about what we can expect from a Trump presidency. Below is the full body text of the Q & A session: In an interview with Muslim Press, former US Army officer Joachim Hagopian said “You don't wind up with that amount of wealth and power, emerge out of a pack of wannabes as the Republican presidential nominee and end up elected president of the United States of America without being a fast track insider.” Read the full text of the interview: *Muslim Press: You have said that "Donald Trump has always been a... more »

With Trump Grabbing the Reigns of US Empire, ‘You Don't End up Elected President of the US without Being a Fast Track Insider’

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 19 hours ago
In a written interview with Muslim Press, I answered questions about what we can expect from a Trump presidency. Below is the full body text of the Q & A session: In an interview with Muslim Press, former US Army officer Joachim Hagopian said “You don't wind up with that amount of wealth and power, emerge out of a pack of wannabes as the Republican presidential nominee and end up elected president of the United States of America without being a fast track insider.” Read the full text of the interview: *Muslim Press: You have said that "Donald Trump has always been a... more »

California Bans Cow Farts To Combat Global Warming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Farmers in California have been ordered to stop their cows from farting, or face paying an unspecified fine by State regulators. In an attempt to reduce methane emissions by 40 per cent in order to tackle global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law regulating the amount of methane ‘allowed’ to be released from cows. According to scientists, gasses produced by cow farts are a major source of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Fox5ny.com reports: “If we can reduce emissions of methane, we can really help to slow global warming,” said R... more »

Netherlands Begins Euthanizing Alcoholics

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
An alcoholic in the Netherlands has been euthanized by the state because he had “no prospect of improvement” and could not continue living as an alcoholic. Mark Langedijk, who suffered from depression and anxiety, was allowed to choose the day of his death and was cracking jokes, drinking beer and eating ham sandwiches with his family hours before he passed away. He was killed by lethal injection at his parents’ home on 14 July, according to an account of the ordeal written by his brother and published in the magazine Linda. The Independent reports: The Netherlands introduced a eu... more »

MIND GAMERS - film trailer

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
when I saw them all start to Flash Mob, I was close to, "Noooooooooo!" but this film might just be worth a look... might...

Germany extremism: Intelligence agency employee arrested over Islamist comments per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
That rather bland headline to the BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38152316 could mean that the employee made some anti Islamist comment but if that was the case then this story would be bigger news on the BBC. No, this is a story of Islamist penetration of a major intelligence agency. Some questions arise from the BBC report, questions that the institutionally Pro Islam BBC won't ask. 'A BfV spokesman did not confirm a report in Die Welt newspaper that the man was suspected of planning a bomb attack on the BfV's Cologne office... ' Did the spokesman deny the r... more »

An Undiscovered Sphinx of Giza

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
More on the sphinx here. There is good reason to understand that the sphinx was in fact originally a jackal or Anubis positioned in an artificial pond. A matching sphinx may well have also been positioned on the other side of the Nile as well. The actual antiquity has been challenged and i must say that i am mostly inclined to accept 2400 BC for all the construction that we see and wait to be surprised. This complex certainly became a high end graveyard. From that perspective the Sphinxes represent proper adornment. That i do not think it was always so is still speculative a... more »

UFO Dashes Across the Kentucky Sky

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The bird was low and silent and it only last for about seven frames, but does cross the sky. This was traveling at mach something. Shape and configuration suggest a aerodynamic craft able to push our known limits. Realistically this is human test craft. It was flying in the clouds and the observer just got lucky. Nice shot here though. go to the site tioo see the video itself. *UFO Dashes Across the Kentucky Sky* * https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1752027331714385066#editor/target=post;postID=7005934278200194027* *Louisville, KY - 2016-04-09 - 6:56AM: 1.) Me and... more »

Wolfman Attacks in Indianapolis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The real tell that this is a giant sloth again is the smell of rotting meat. This victim was dead lucky and got to tell us this story.. It is rather likely that the creature was dealing with a kill when this happened and that is why we have bloody claws and hesitancy in making another kill. It was not hungry and had likely just consumed a small animal. A large kill at that moment would have entailed extensive work caching meat. From the description the creature knocked the victim down and reacted when the victim began to fight but actually inflicted no d... more »

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What is happening is that human connectivity is steadily increasing and along with all that actual knowledwe of spirituality is also becoming more broadly accepted. The first is a d8irect result of improving internet connectivity thanks to Facebook and twitter. The second is thanks to bloggers who are simply sharing their experiences to larger audiences. It is one thing for myself to observe that spirit is physically real or that science develops the physiological implications of mediation, it is quite another for real shamans to be seen working and providing us real glimpses an... more »

Climate and Security in the Trump Era

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 21 hours ago
I’ve been asked by some reporters about the significance of Donald Trump’s victory for the agenda of climate and security, the emergent concern that climate change is likely to produce consequences that rise to the level of security challenges for the United States and rest of the world (some background here and here). Some of […]

IOWA BACKHOE LOCKDOWN -- Run to the River!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
. Mississippi Stand 2 hrs · Today, two brave Water Protectors locked down to an excavator that was removing crucial boring sludge from the Dakota Access Pipeline site currently drilling under the Des Monies River. They have been released from jail and are needing support for their bond and fees. Donate to our legal fund! https://www.crowdrise.com/mississippi-st…/…/

Not Every Trump Voter Is A Freeloader-- But The Most Economically Productive Areas All Voted Against Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
According to a Nov. 10th poll conducted by Pollfish, 23% of Trump supporters would have voted for Democratic hopeful, Bernie Sanders, based on his commitment to fight for the middle class and against large corporations. The same poll shows some regret already. 32% of Trump voters thought he wouldn't actually win and now 11% say if they had it to do over again, they wouldn't vote for him! When asked to describe the reason they chose to cast a vote for so flawed a candidate, "better of two evil," "America needs change" and "I voted against Hillary" were some of the most popular sent... more »

UPDATED: Erdogan pleads Guilty of Illegal Syrian Aggression: Plea Bargain with Russia????

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATED: November 30, 2016: *Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be travelling to Ankara today (Wednesday, November 30, 2016) to discuss Syria with Erdogan and to find out what he meant when he disclosed that Turkey, a NATO member, was in Syria for the purpose of toppling the legitimate leader of Syria. Syria is now on the brink of defeating the so-called "rebels" who are in fact foreign proxies. *One wonders anew what could have predisposed Erdogan to making such a gratuitously self-incriminating statement.* *Turkey's President Erdogan* “In my estimation, nearly 1 m... more »

Turkey To Assassinate Assad – World Prepares For World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised troops in Syria to assassinate President Bashar Assad, which experts have warned will spark a war between Turkey and Russia. “We entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” Erdogan announced at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul. Russia has previously warned that any nation attempting to remove Assad will be met by the full force of the Russian military. With Turkey being a full member of NATO, the organisation is bound by A... more »

Facebook Staff Quit Amid Unprecedented ‘Alt Media’ Censorship

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Facebook’s war on so-called “fake news” has resulted in a number of staff walking out and quitting the social media giant in disgust, according to the New York Times. As social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Google crackdown on free speech, employees have begun speaking out against the sneaky tactics being employed to rid the internet of diversity. According to engineers, Facebook have begun tweaking their algorithm to blacklist many alternative media websites that question establishment views. Csglobe.com reports: Many of the sites are also financially depend... more »

Merkel Influenced U.S. Elections, Gave Clinton Taxpayers Money

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Angela Merkel has been caught funnelling over $5 million of German taxpayers money to the Clinton Foundation in an underhanded effort to try and influence the recent U.S. elections. Between July and September 2016, Merkel gave millions of German taxpayers money to the Clinton Foundation, according to German newspaper Die Welt. Legalinsurrection.com reports: According to a newly surfaced donor list, the Clinton charity received around $5 million from Germany’s Ministry for Environment. Ministry’s spokesperson said that they had “very positive experience” with the Clinton Foundation... more »

ISIS Claim Responsibility For Ohio Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Ohio State University that resulted in 11 people being stabbed and 1 person shot dead. The Islamic State described 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who carried out the attack, as one of its “soldiers.” Breitbart.com reports: The Islamic State’s al-Amaq news agency issued a statement making the claim. Vocativ notes that ISIS often makes dubious claims of responsibility for terrorist attacks, but also points out that official Islamic State media released a video encouraging “lone wolf” terror attacks on Saturday, specifi... more »

Online Porn Banned In UK As Digital Economy Bill Passes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The House of Common has passed a Bill that effectively bans porn in the United Kingdom, requiring users to register before viewing anything deemed ‘adult’. The Orwellian new rules will prohibit most sex acts from being depicted in videos and pictures online, and any other type of sex will require strict age verification before they are shown to the user. The Digital Economy Bill has been criticized as making the internet in the UK more restricted than China. Belfasttelegraph.co.uk reports: It will also put into law new rules that will allow videos depicting unusual practices from... more »

Treasure Quest - Snake Island: A New Height of Nonsense

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
This is becoming like shooting fish in a barrel and in the last episode they provided so many set ups that I couldn’t resist just one more commentary on the show. But first, I missed a bet with the week three show entitled, “Treasure Found.” This was a lie since they found no treasure. Oh, sure, they were shown a silver bar that seemed to have been created by the Jesuits, but there was nothing to prove that it had a thing to do with the Treasure of the Trinity. Then they paid the black market guy a thousand bucks to tell them where it came from and he pointed them to Argentina. Je... more »

On Categorical And Hypothetical Imperatives

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 1 day ago
*Virtues and Vices and other Essays in Moral Philosophy* *Philippa Foot* In *Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals* Immanuel Kant has said that moral judgements are categorical, not hypothetical, imperatives. Was Kant right? In her essay “Morality as a system of Hypothetical imperatives” (*Virtues and Vices and other Essays in Moral Philosophy*), Philippa Foot looks at Kant’s theory of categorical and hypothetical imperatives. She points out that moral judgements have no better claim to be categorical imperatives than do hypothetical imperatives such as the statements about matt... more »

ET Disclosure Lite – Wikileaks and Other Admissions That We’re Not Alone

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - For years we've been hearing first hand accounts of close encounters. The post ET Disclosure Lite – Wikileaks and Other Admissions That We’re Not Alone appeared first on Waking Times.

India’s currency chaos

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: India-Currency] So what’s going on with the Indian government’s crackdown on cash? Their sudden decision to demonetise 87% of the country’s currency (notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 all in people’s personal possession) is as historic a decision as it is destructive --- messing up the country’s financial system; denying wages to the millions of day labourers paid in cash; destroying the perishable stocks of farmers and vendors suddenly unable to sell fresh produce – not to mention that close to 50 deaths have been attributed to the sudden demonetisation. This has affected ... more »

Corrupt Conservative Giveaway For Drug Corporations Coming Down The Pike

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Now that the TPP is dead-- at least for now-- and won't be coming up in the lame duck, the Republicans were looking for a way to thank their K Street buddies for all the cash they poured into the elections. In fact, they also wanted to help the prescription drug corporations for the same reason. So... instead of a TPP in the lame duck, we get Fred Upton's 21st Century Cures bill again. (It passed the House in July of 2015 and then died in the Senate.) This cycle Drug corporations put $25,939,569 into congressional races-- about $14.7 million to Republicans and about $11.2 million ... more »

Alexander The Large

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
I am not the god of your fathers. I am the hidden stone and break all hearts. Break open your own heart. Come from below. Rise unto the heights, descend again with knowledge. You must return below. 13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, *I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?* 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, *Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. *Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the wate... more »

Musical Interlude: Jeff Bjorck, “Desert Cloudburst”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Jeff Bjorck, “Desert Cloudburst” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkEzynnbfXA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Why is there a bridge between these two spiral galaxies? Made of gas and stars, the bridge provides strong evidence that these two immense star systems have passed close to each other and experienced violent tides induced by mutual gravity. Known together as Arp 240 but individually as NGC 5257 and NGC 5258, computer modelling and the ages of star clusters indicate that the two galaxies completed a first passage near each other only about 250 million years ago. *Click image for larger size.* Gravitational tides not only pulled away matter, they compress gas and so caused star forma... more »

The Poet: Grace Schulman, “Blessed Is The Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Blessed Is The Light”* “Blessed is the light that turns to fire, and blessed the flames that fire makes of what is burns. Blessed the inexhaustible sun, for it feeds the moon that shines but does not burn. Praised be hot vapors in earth's crust, for they force up mountains that explode as molten rock and cool like love remembered. Holy is the sun that strikes sea, for surely as water burns life and death are one. Holy the sun, maker of change, for it melts ice into water that bruises mountains, honing peaks and carving gullies. Sacred is the mountain that promises permanence but chan... more »

Chet Raymo, “Take My Arm”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Take My Arm”* by Chet Raymo “I'm sure I have referenced here before the poems of Grace Schulman, she who in inhabits that sweet melancholy place between "the necessity and impossibility of belief." Between, too, the necessity and impossibility of love. Belief and love. They have so much in common, yet are as distinct as self and other. How strange that two people can hitch their lives together, on a whim, say, or wild intuition, knowing little if nothing about the other's hiddenness, about things that even the other does not fully understand and couldn’t articulate even if he di... more »

Tecumseh, "Live Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of liv... more »

"A Look to the Human Spirit"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What are these humans doing? Dancing. Many humans on Earth exhibit periods of happiness, and one method of displaying happiness is dancing. Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Above, Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, started dancing, and filmed the result. The video is perhaps a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species. Happiness is frequently contagious - few people are able to watch the above video without smiling." - http://apod.nasa.gov... more »

Kinder Morgan pipeline spill in Burnaby 2007

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
A 10-meter geyser of crude oil spewed from a broken Kinder Morgan pipeline in a Burnaby neighbourhood in July 2007. Eight homes were flooded and 92 were put on evacuation notice. Part of the TransMountain Pipeline system, the broken pipeline was carrying crude oil from a pipeline terminal at the foot of Burnaby Mountain to a tanker-loading facility on Burrard Inlet. After four years in court, Kinder Morgan pled guilty. Justin Trudeau's new Kinder Morgan pipeline will ship 900,000 barrels of dilbit a day from Alberta through the same neighbourhood to the supertankers waiting in Bu... more »

Standing Rock: Do Something to Help

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The police in North Dakota are now threatening to go in and destroy the water protectors camp at Standing Rock. Large numbers of veterans from around the country are presently making their way to Standing Rock to stand alongside the people. It will be interesting to see how the police deal with that. In the meantime you can make a phone call to defend the native people. See below by Penobscot nation (Maine) member Sherri Mitchell. *Sherri Mitchell - Wena'gamu'gwasit* Custer’s Ghost Rides again- This time he’s riding in on the back of a big black snake. On December 5th, which i... more »

Erdogan Admits Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria Is To Oust Assad

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has admitted that the reason Turkish troops are inside Syria is to oust the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad. He said “We entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. We didn’t enter for any other reason,” according to the Hurriyet daily news. Turkish troops entered Syria in August, launching operation Euphrates Shield. Ground troops and air power were deployed to northern parts of the country, with the stated goal of retaking areas held by ISIS. The operation has been widely criticized both by the Syrian K... more »

Castro’s Dead: Here’s What His Tombstone Should Say…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Fidel Castro, as you certainly know by now, is dead. And, says Chris Campbell in this guest post, there are some things that really must be inscribed on his tombstone.* ------------------------------ Although we’re not ones to engage in schadenfreude or death celebration, we certainly won’t act like Fidel Castro was some kind of hero. But that’s just us. The US Green Party’s Jill Stein, who just won the lottery (what is it? $7 million now?) by tricking people into funding her “recount” (and, surprise, missing the Pennsylvania filing date), tweeted this about Castro: “Fidel... more »

A Welcome Incursion

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
As I'm pretty sure I mentioned in a previous post, during my last trip down to Calgary I picked up a new camera so hopefully we will now see some improvements in picture quality. It's much easier to do some posts about my birding excursions when I have a half-decent camera to use. (I've actually started to give some thought to starting another blog devoted just to birding, but we shall see.) Ironically, now that I have a new camera I haven't really been able to use it all that much, partly because we are seriously lacking in sunlight here with the sun setting just before 4pm and... more »

Standing Rock: Water Protectors Galvanizing Present, Creating New Generation, says University of Arizona Panel

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Indigenous youth, attorneys and professors celebrate Standing Rock water protectors and the inspiration of a new generation By Brenda Norrell Censored News copyright TUCSON, Arizona -- The water protectors of Standing Rock are galvanizing the present and creating new futures for Native Americans who return to the frontlines boldly, regardless of being shot with rubber bullets, hit with

Queen Elizabeth Threatens The Crown Over ‘Murdered’ Princess Diana Script

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Netflix drama The Crown is set to reveal the truth about the late Princess Diana’s death, and production insiders reveal that Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace are on the warpath. The warts-and-all series has been praised for its intimate, realistic portrayal of the Queen Elizabeth’s early years. Though the first season of The Crown portrayed the young Queen in a sympathetic light, future episodes of the script have raised alarms in Buckingham Palace and senior palace staff have objected to the way scandals will be presented to the public. Palace advisors demanded to see spec ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Umm Al Fahm, Haifa, Israel. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Opening of Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Opening of Eyes"* "That day I saw beneath dark clouds The passing light over the water, And I heard the voice of the world speak out. I knew then as I have before, Life is no passing memory of what has been, Nor the remaining pages of a great book Waiting to be read. It is the opening of eyes long closed. It is the vision of far off things, Seen for the silence they hold. It is the heart after years of secret conversing Speaking out loud in the clear air. It is Moses in the desert fallen to his knees Before the lit bush. It is the man throwing away his shoes As if to enter heaven ... more »

“The Mirroring World: We Are Like Nature”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Mirroring World: We Are Like Nature”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm “As humans our lives are completely intertwined with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Nature is a mirror, inspiring and teaching us, deepening our sense of belonging in the world. Wherever you look, you can see that our patterns and the patterns of the natural world are the same. You can find this resonance in every form, from molecules to plants and animals and to planets. We live our lives according to the same principles as the trees, the mountains, the clouds, and the birds. We begin our lives in the wo... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

How To Defeat Trump Every Single Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
What did Trump voters-- his potential victims-- enable on Nov. 8? In their mad dash to get even with the hated establishment, they unleashed something much worse. First I want to point out an OpEd by over 100 Jewish historians from universities all over America in last week's *Jewish Journal*. "As scholars of Jewish history," they wrote, "we are acutely attuned to the fragility of democracies and the consequences for minorities when democracies fail to live up to their highest principles... Hostility to immigrants and refugees strikes particularly close to home for us as historian... more »

All major parties agree we must fix the housing crisis. Latest figures show we're still not even trying

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
There is one thing that all major parties are, and have always been, in unanimous agreement on. Fixing the never-ending housing crisis. The benefits would cascade into other big vote winners. Take these three. Sensible house prices leave more money in everyone's pockets to boost the rest of the economy. Being low paid will hurt less. And a major house building programme away from London and

All Eyes On al-Bab: Putin Confirms- No Russian Jets Struck Turkish Soldiers

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
* Not a totally terrible article from the Independent* "The attacks, less than a mile from the Turkish frontier, are in reaction to what is unfolding 30 miles to the north. Three forces which have been engaged in a bitter struggle against each other in Syria’s civil war are closing in on a city which is a strategic prize for an offensive on Raqqa. Rebel Sunni Arab fighters of the FSA ( Free Syrian Army) with Turkish military backing; A Kudish led alliance with American advisors and air support and the regime’s army with Russian backing are closing in on al-Bab in Aleppo Province. A... more »

Thousands Of Veterans Sign Up To Defend Standing Rock

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
US veterans are signing up in droves to join DAPL protests at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The temporary campsite of the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters is set to close by Dec 5. The newly formed group “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” are calling on veterans to nonviolently stand up to militarized law enforcement at the site. Since its initial call to action, the veterans’ movement has grown exponentially. Anti Media reports: Last week, the Facebook event, which was launched by Army veteran Wesley Clark Jr. and former Marine and Baltimore cop-turned-reformis... more »

Britain’s Draconian Surveillance Bill Becomes Law

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Britain’s intelligence agencies and police have been given unprecedented levels of power regarding the surveillance of its citizens after the Investigatory Powers Act, dubbed the ‘snooper’s charter’ officially become law. The Bill was given royal assent on Tuesday, meaning that the government’s sweeping surveillance rules will now pass into law in 2017. The new surveillance law requires web and phone companies to store everyone’s web browsing histories for 12 months and give the police, security services and official agencies unprecedented access to the data. It also gives securit... more »

The Lessons Of Lysenko

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood https://rogerhelmermep.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/the-lessons-of-lysenko/ An excellent post by Roger Helmer, who is, for those who don’t know, UKIP MEP for East Midlands: Following the death of Fidel Castro, it’s perhaps a good time to think about the malign impacts of totalitarian government, and the damage that political agendas can do to […]

Close To The Bone!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/ This is the UK grid status at 6pm today. Demand is close to going into the red. According the Gridwatch tag: The amber warning represents the demand level that cannot be reliably met by wood or fossil burning, or nuclear generation, but must be augmented by imports, or […]

Ninjaneering the Matrix: Ideological Revolution and Strategic Defiance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Revolution begins with a raging fire and ends with a resurrected Phoenix. The post Ninjaneering the Matrix: Ideological Revolution and Strategic Defiance appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump hack explains what a landslide is!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016This shit is allowed on the air:* To what extent has our journalistic and intellectual culture hit rock bottom? Check that: To what extent has our culture been *allowed* to hit rock bottom? To what extent has our journalistic culture ceased to exist? For a thought-provoking example, consider the "discussion" which aired last night on CNN. Don Lemon was asking one of his network's stable of Trump hacks to answer a basic question. Why in the world is Donald J. Trump saying he won a "landslide?" He actually *lost* the popular vote, and the electoral vote wa... more »

Fukushima Looks Terrible and Japan Will Re-Start Reactors at the Sendai Plant

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
November 30, 2016 00.09 November 30, 2016 4:44 No coverage of the ice-wall anywhere. Even after last week's very significant earthquakes, it looks as if the Sendai plant is going to be re-started: Governor under fire as Sendai nuclear reactor likely to restart. The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201611290066.html KAGOSHIMA—Anti-nuclear activists are castigating Governor Satoshi Mitazono, saying the politician has retreated from his campaign promises regarding the planned restart of a nuclear reactor in the prefecture. Despite stressing that he would take a ... more »

Brexiters Less Likely to Change Underwear Daily

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Many props to Mike Smithson for spotting this and letting folks know about it. A case of correlation and not causation? I park it here without comment and for your information.

Erdogan: Turkish forces are in Syria to end Assad’s rule

MG editor at The Ugly Truth - 1 day ago
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LNG-Site C-Phony Press Releases-BC Liberal Bullshit Exposed

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Tune in Wednesday night and listen to CanadianGlen and Grant G discuss the burning issues facing British Columbia... The myth of LNG riches debunked... The economic boondoggle Site C....The bankrupting of BC Hydro and financial threats to Hydro ratepayers. Kinder Morgan...The prosperity myth exposed, ..The real environmental risks highlighted, you can't undo the damge of a bitumen spill in waterways. The never-ending Christy Clark ad nauseum election 2017 called out for what it is...nauseating, desperate, lied-filled....and as usual, BC Liberals promising to fix the problems t... more »

Iran Nearly Provokes WW3 After US Military Helicopter Flies off the Coast of Iran

Sabba at The Ugly Truth - 1 day ago
RUSSIA INSIDER – War: What is it good for, aside from massive profits for Raytheon and Lockheed Martin and scaring your diabetic population into total submission? But sometimes war is practically inevitable, especially when friendly U.S. military helicopters are nearly blown up by Iranian gunboats in the Strait of Hormuz, which is a peaceful, international waterway […]