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Monday, December 5, 2016

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

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 29 minutes ago
[image: Landowners hold newspaper showing finance offer withdrawn] *Landowners at Papua New Guinea's biggest resources project are threatening to create "chaos" if the PNG Government does not honour a deal to give them equity.* *PNG Government-owned company Kumul Petroleum Holdings has withdrawn an offer to finance landowners' purchase of 4.27 per cent of the PNG LNG project, after some complained it was unfair.* *The Government now says landowners need to find more than a billion US dollars to buy the equity before their option expires at the end of 2016.* *PNG Prime Minister Peter O'... more »

British And German Scientists Prove There Is Life After Death

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 40 minutes ago
British and German scientists have confirmed there is some form of life after death. The astonishing conclusion is based on the results of two separate European studies using a new type of medically supervised near-death experience that allows patients to be “clinically dead” for almost 20 minutes before being brought back to life. In the British study – a large scale research project involving more than 2,000 people – scientists confirmed that consciousness does carry on after the heart stops. It had been believed the brain stopped all activity 30 seconds after the heart had stop... more »

Study Proving Vaccines Cause Autism Banned From Internet

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 40 minutes ago
A peer-reviewed scientific study that proved vaccinated children are three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism and other neurological disorders and health problems has been unpublished and pulled from the internet after receiving heavy criticism from the vaccine industry and mainstream media. The results of the first ever study comparing the health of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children was published online in Frontiers in Public Health after being accepted November 2. The study compared children’s health via surveys of 412 mothers of children aged 6-12 years. Nearly... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 44 minutes ago
*Delivering Heavy Equipment* An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III prepares to drop a heavy equipment pallet over Malemute drop zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 22, 2016. The aircraft and crew are assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. After dropping two heavy equipment pallets, each holding a 105 mm howitzer, paratroopers assigned to 25th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), Alaska, conducted a training airborne assault. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena

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

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

Tweet For Today

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

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

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

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows”

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

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

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

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

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

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 their country (the U.S. doesn't tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 *CNN:* *Trump takes fresh swipe at China after controversial Taiwan call* Hong Kong (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has taken a fresh swipe at China just two days after a controversial phone call wit... more »

"Because..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer, and so, in this post I would like to give a few thoughts on what seemed to be the overwhelming question: "WHY?" And here is the best answer I can give: Because. Because sometimes, life is damned unfair. Because sometimes, we lose people we love and it hurts deeply. Because sometimes there aren't really answers to our questions except for what we discover, the meaning we assign them over time. Because acceptance is yet another of life's "here's a side of hurt" lessons and it is never truly acceptance unless it has ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Not Til the Fat Lady Sings'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
NOT TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS Posted on December 5, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. Dec. 4, 2016. There will be no pipeline anywhere! When Washington DC saw the overwhelming worldwide support for the Lakota water defenders, the army did not attack. Recent DAPL strategy meeting. In September President Obama told them to stop constructing the pipeline on Lakota land. The National

Only One Leader Remains

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
President Barack Obama talks with European leaders before their meeting in Hannover, Germany, April 25, 2016. From left: British Prime Minister David Cameron, the President, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Zero Hedge*: *And Then There Was One* As Will Jordan notes, the photo showed a meeting of the world's top political leaders, President Barack Obama talking with European leaders before their meeting in Hannover, Germany. From left: British Prime Minister Dav... more »

Italy's PM Resigns After Stunning NO Vote In Referendum

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Now for Italexit! Europe hit by new anti-establishment revolt as Italian PM RESIGNS after losing a referendum that could now gift power to populists wanting to taking the country out of the euro * * The vote was on Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi's proposed reforms * Early polls suggested he was losing the vote by 11% in some areas of Italy * Lack of support was being seen as a failure to reach out to the poor * Result follows Brexit and Trump in citizens shunning political status quo Europe was rocked again last night after the latest populist surge against Brusse... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
YouTube *Daily Mail:* *SAS sniper made his 100th kill as he shot dead an Islamic State chief at a base once used by Saddam Hussein in the ongoing battle for Mosul* * SAS sniper has killed his 100th terrorist in the ongoing battle for Mosul * The troops were working with Iraqi special forces to attack the target * Took him out with a single bullet according to sources in the city An SAS sniper's 100th hit killed the Islamic State chief during the battle for Mosul, it has been revealed. The sniper, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, took out the 'highly valued target' as Iraqi speci... more »

Venezuela To Issue Bigger Bills As Inflation Continues To Soar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*DW*: *Venezuela to introduce bigger bills amid soaring inflation* Venezuela's central bank has said it will issue higher-denominated currency notes mid-December. The South American country is facing an acute economic crisis as its inflation is expected to surpass four digits next year. Venezuela will introduce six new bills ranging from 500 to 20,000 bolivars, the OPEC nation's central bank said in a statement on Sunday. Currently, the largest-denominated Venezuelan note is 100 bolivars (9.4 euros), which is worth just around two US cents on the black market. A two-liter soft dri... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Colonel Kevin C. Leahy is receptive to the complaints of his soldiers about the command structure's micromanagement, but said he allows his forces to figure out how to do the job. (U.S. Army) *Washington Times:* *Green Berets in Islamic State fight frustrated with top brass micromanagement* The secretive teams of Green Berets guiding rebels in northeast Syria have expressed frustration with the amount of micromanagement they receive from a top-heavy headquarters in Iraq and the United States. Special Forces sources tell of support staff watching the free-spirited Green Berets on r... more »

Amidst Massive Protests, Army Corps Blocks Dakota Pipeline

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Claire Bernish* - This is a complete reversal of the expected. The post Amidst Massive Protests, Army Corps Blocks Dakota Pipeline appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'School Days'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
SCHOOL DAYS Posted on December 3, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Dec. 3, 2016. What the corporation is teaching in school: Criminalizing Dissent 101. “onkwe’hon:weh, original people, are not terrorists! Our mother, rights and future are not for sale! We protect the rights of all!” Headmaster of the corporate school for scoundrels! On November 15 students and community members

Mohawk Nation News 'Beatin' Around the Bush'

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

PM to be ex-PM sooner rather than later

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: image] PM Key has announced that by this time next week he will be ex-PM Key, resigning to spend more time with his family. In this case, that much-overused political alibi is probably true. For a PM who’s been there nearly three terms, you would think he would leave a legacy. But in his own estimation, the “achievements” he highlighted were “the overhaul of justice agencies,” “trade liberalisation,” “advanced race relations” and “and real momentum in the Treaty settlement programme.”: This is not great work. He calls these “reforms” and says they are “far reaching.” ... more »

Global earthquake animation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Required viewing after NZ’s recent experience: *Check out this new SOS dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 from the **US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center**! You can read about it here: **http://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=643* One thing that strikes me very clearly: New Zealand is on very shaky ground that it shares with many other places, yet we take so much our architectural inspiration from places with ground that is much more stable. Something to rethink, perhaps … [Hat tip Stephen Hicks] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission t... more »

Virginia Special Elections-- January 10

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Rocky Holcomb (R) and Cheryl Turpin (D)* Virginia has a Democratic Governor, Terry McAuliffe, an overwhelmingly Republican House of Delegates (66 Republicans to 34 Democrats) and an almost evenly split state Senate (21 Republicans to 19 Democrats). Virginia Republicans are notorious for outrageous gerrymandering and unless the Democrats either retain the governor's office-- McAuliffe can't run again next year-- or win a Senate majority, the Democrats will be screwed there once again after the 2020 census. Keep in mind that statewide-- so no gerrymandering--the Dems do great. Both U... more »

US Election – It’s Not About Who Won

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Gregory Sams* - The government cannot change itself for the better. The post US Election – It’s Not About Who Won appeared first on Waking Times .

Sophocles’ Antigone and the North Dakota Pipeline by Rocket Kirchner

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 5 hours ago
by Rocket Kirchner Writer, Dandelion Salad Rocket Kirchner (blog) Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel) December 4, 2016 To be buried was just as much of a sacred right in Ancient Greece as it is today in North America. What is being played out in real time in North Dakota with the desecration of Native burial sites […]

Jackson Browne's Song for Standing Rock Water Protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
. By Earl Tulley Censored News STANDING ROCK NATION, North Dakota -- A week ago today enjoyed great concert and met Jackson. Great song from a great artist. He sang, 'I am a Patriot' for the protectors.New name for his song should be 'I am a Protector.' . A New Dawn at Oceti Sakowin Camp. Now we are the voice! We will lead, not follow! We will believe, not doubt! We will create

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

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other indigenous tribes, which fought for months to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on indigenous land, celebrated a major victory, as the United States Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement that would allow construction under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. In The post Big Oil Loses, Water Protectors Win As Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline appeared first on Shadowproof.

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Hedge Fund Key Employees in NYC Being Called-Into Work by 11:00 PM * *Eastern Time Tonight Over Market Turmoil Fears Tomorrow!” * by Newsroom "Key Managers and operations people are several VERY large Hedge Funds in New York City are being called-into work by 11 PM tonight over "Market Turmoil" expected tomorrow. Italy voters rejected Constitutional Reforms causing the resignation of their Prime Minister. *This vote is viewed as severely threatening to Italy's continued membership in the European Union (EU) and it appears the vote will trigger the collapse of up to eight Banks... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Italian Referendum: NO!"* Italy’s PM Renzi cedes defeat, plans to resign after decisive ‘No’ vote in constitutional referendum. by RT "Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he takes full responsibility for the crashing defeat at the referendum he proposed, which would have reduced the powers of the Senate. Renzi intends to send in his resignation on Monday. “The experience of my government ends here,” Renzi said in a televised news conference, adding that his defeat was “extraordinary clear.” “I have lost and I say it out loud,” he said, the Guardian reported. “Tomorrow I will... more »

Not PC’s blog stats for November

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The Christmas songs have started and there are trees on sale in the streets. Must be December, time to review last month’s blog stats. Here’s the broad overview: [image: image] I started posted my blog stats here again a few months ago because a few donors were asking. Q: How do you become a donor? A question that deserves an answer: So here’s your PayPal link: Now, that graph above is what Google says my stats are for last month, whose stats system seems to capture many of the readers using RSS feeds and the like. (And I’ll happily take a figure suggesting over 100,000 pa... more »

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

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Syrian government forces have retaken more than half of the former rebel held stronghold of eastern Aleppo and are now in control of over 30 of the city’s neighborhoods. According to the Russian MoD the Syrian army is still successfully advancing in eastern Aleppo and have seized a neighborhood occupying three square kilometers over the past 24 hours. Moscow expect that the situation in Aleppo will be resolved by the end of the year RT reports: In late November, the ministry announced that the Russian-backed Syrian operation had made a breakthrough in its push to retake eastern Al... more »

A SLICE OF PIZZA

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 7 hours ago
My brother Jon, prolific with poetic words, was at it again after he read my latest article on Pizzagate... The dark gravity of the American rainbow is illuminated. In this light, moral people recognize immorality. Down where it’s tangled, deep and dark. The drain twists the lies of thefts and murders: because too many sheeple have been the psychopaths’ brainwashed juggernaut. Truth combs. War is murder. There are the victims: Innocent women and children. High minded warriors --tricked. There are the guilty: Criminals promote *the murder* for selfish motives. T... more »

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
As Long As the Water Flows, As Long As the Sweet Grass Grows by Wioweya Najin Win, Debra White Plume Censored News It is a good moment in time for Mother Earth and SacredWater. The United States Army Corp of Engineers denied the permit that would have allowed Dakota Access Pipeline of Energy Transfer Partners to drill under the Mni Sose (Missouri River) in our Lakota Territory. Since

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. *Click image for larger size.* The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its powe... more »

Chet Raymo, “All Men Have The Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“All Men Have The Stars”* by Chet Raymo "At the end of his big-bang book "The First Three Minutes", physicist Steven Weinberg famously wrote: "The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless." His point is this: We have discovered in this century that the human species is just one of billions of species of life on a typical planet near a star that is just one of a trillion stars in a galaxy among hundreds of billions of galaxies. It is no longer possible, he implies, to think that the universe was made for us or that our existence is in any way importa... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Mind Shackles"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Mind Shackles"* by Mr. Morphed "One commodity is in short supply these days, thinking. Humans all have an identical organ in their cranium but the use of it swings from the barely to weird to outlandish. Something to consider is the difference between the brain and the mind. Don't spend too much time on this though, as it will drive one towards the deep end. The brain absorbs information and stores it in different locations, while the mind collects this information and life's events into a mishmash with jumbled feelings and births and personality. This is what creates an individu... more »

WikiLeaks: CIA Supplied Podesta Pedo Email Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
CIA and US intelligence operatives are responsible for handing over emails to Wikileaks that exposed John Podesta being connected to a Washington pedophile ring. According to insiders, Russia were not responsible for the Podesta email hack as is falsely reported by the media. Elements within US intelligence wished to expose the depravity of Clinton and her cronies and so took it upon themselves to release the emails to WikiLeaks. According to InfoWars, this is backed up by British Ambassador Craig Murray who was told by operatives on the ground that the leaks came from “official ci... more »

Victory! Dakota Access Pipeline Stopped

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Dakota Access Pipeline has been stopped in a huge victory for thousands of Native American protestors who have withstood barbaric treatment at the hands of militarized police and corporate thugs during a months-long campaign to protect their land and water. The Army Corps of Engineers has informed the Oceti tribe that it will stop work on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in order to conduct an environmental impact study, according to reports. Assistant secretary for civil works Jo-Ellen Darcy announced the decision on Sunday, with the Army Corps finally acknowledging “... more »

Hillary Loses Thousands Of Votes As Wisconsin Recount Backfires

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Day 3 of the Wisconsin recount has resulted in Hillary Clinton losing a staggering 18,422 votes, resulting in a huge victory for Donald Trump. According to new figures released by the Wisconsin Board of Elections website, Trump has gained a 15,133 increase over Hillary – casting further doubts on her claim that she won the election by the popular vote. Alexanderhiggins.com reports: The Wisconsin Board of Elections just posted updated recount results for Day 3 on their recount update page and today’s net changes are much more dramatic. In the Day 3 recount update, Hillary Clinton ... more »

Italy To Leave EU As European Project Collapses

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Italy looks set to be next in line to leave the EU as the European project spectacularly collapses following the UK’s Brexit vote in June 2016. Italians vote on Sunday in a major referendum that will have huge consequences for their future in Europe. Politicians have warned that an Italian exit from the EU will spark a huge banking crisis and will result in the Italian Prime Minister resigning. CNN reports: Italians are being asked to vote on a sweeping series of constitutional reforms championed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. He says the changes are vital to end political gridl... more »

Ron Paul: Fake News Hysteria ‘An Inside Job’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Ron Paul claims that the ‘fake news’ hysteria gripped by the mainstream media is an inside job by the American government to divert the public’s attention away from the truth. The former Congressman issued a scathing attack on outlets peddling the idea that “fake news” sites are responsible for spreading Russian propaganda. According to Ron Paul, mainstream media outlets are shamelessly promoting the idea that alternative media outlets are ‘fake’ and responsible for spreading ‘Russian disinformation and propaganda’. He says that this scapegoating is being done in order to divert ... more »

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

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*North Dakota Pipeline Expansion Project* *Halted After Indigeneous Peoples Demonstrations* BREAKING NEWS FROM THE CBC It just shows to go ya...If enough people stand up for their rights...the perps will back down...if only to regroup and reconnoiter. In this case Environmental Activists joined with First Nations, from all over "Turtle Island" (as First Nations/Indigenous Peoples call North America) and the truth blogosphere...including moi...in this recent post linked HERE. Here is a quote from the CBC: Standing Rock protesters celebrated Sunday as *news broke that construction ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Road"* "The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. The Road goes ever on and on Out from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, Let others follow it who can! Let them a journey new begin, But I at last with weary feet Will turn towards the lighted inn, My evening-rest and sleep to meet." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"If It Exists..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"We make choices everyday, some of them good, some of them bad. And if we are strong enough- we live with the consequences. To be truthful I am not entirely sure what people mean when they talk of happiness. There are moments of joy and laughter, the comfort of friendship, but enduring happiness? If it exists I have not discovered it." - David Gemmell

Mini-Ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
My Friday ramble is a kind of market research for me. It gives me some inkling what you, dear readers, like reading. These are the links you liked reading most from last Friday’s reading feast: 1. *Why is the Left Reviving Apartheid?* – Matt Ridley, RATIONAL OPTIMIST 2. *A horrifying look into the mind of 9/11’s mastermind, in his own words* – WASHINGTON POST 3. *The Ninth First Climate Refugees* – Willis Eschenbach, WATTS UP WITH THAT 4. *As the Great Lao-Tzu once said ...* 5. *Why Policing Drug Crime in London Simply Isn’t Working* – Alex Stewart, VO... more »

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

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - 318 million Americans have yet to agree on the source of their oppression. The post Tyranny at Standing Rock: Gov’t Divide-and-Conquer Strategy at Work appeared first on Waking Times.

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Today from The Borowitz Report: today* WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an Oval Office meeting that White House aides described as “friendly but strained,” President Obama politely asked President-elect Donald Trump to wait until he is officially sworn in to begin destroying the world. According to the aides, Obama said that, while he understood that Trump was eager to create potentially cataclysmic diplomatic crises around the world, tradition dictated that he wait until he is actually President to do so. Obama cited the example of George W. Bush, who waited until he took the ... more »

To Paraphrase Harry Truman...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
...the only thing that's new under the sun is the corruption we've forgotten or that which hasn't been exposed. Again, from faithful reader CC comes this trenchant series of nonetheless accurate observations and a link to a Yahoo news article delineating the truth behind the Trump "miracle" of "saving" 850 jobs from going to Mexico: And retraining doesn't guarantee anything. What if the job you're retrained for doesn't materialize? Or, if it does, who's to say it won't also be automated or you won't find yourself training an H1B visa holder who would soon be ab... more »

The by-election that didn't matter

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
One of the least consequential elections in this country's history has just concluded. Astonishingly, a safe Labour seat returned a safe Labour candidate. One more trade unionist is added to the caucus. Not even front-page news, is it. So little about which to be surprised, or interested – unless your name is Little. Which is perhaps why no-one was apart from Mr Little and his new apprentice—certainly not the good people of Mt Roskill, who stayed away in droves. The only folk feigning excitement were those huddled around the beleaguered Labour Leader who, from the closing ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

US & UK Considering Aid Airdrops In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The American and British governments have reportedly been discussing the possibility of airdropping supplies to eastern Aleppo and other besieged areas in Syria. Officials from both countries have been exploring possible ways of flying aid missions, with options ranging from parachute drops to edible drones that can be taken apart and eaten according to the Guardian Press TV reports: The report noted, however, that there has been little progress in the talks due to disagreements between government agencies. Military commanders have also been reluctant to get involved. Moreover, Lo... more »

Corporate Demons Possess Our Nation’s Soul

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad December 4, 2016 Corporate demons possess our nation’s soul. They crept in stealthily, full of trickery and deception, but now they’re lodged in place, as surely as if they had stormed our homes and halls of power with guns and tanks. […]

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The new leader of IS's Caucasus branch, Rustam Aselderov aka Abu Mukhammad Kadarsky *RT*: *Head of ISIS ‘branch’ in Russia’s N. Caucasus killed in special police op – FSB* A Dagestan-based militant leader who swore allegiance to Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL), was picked as “emir” by IS chief al-Baghdadi and was linked to terrorist acts in Russia’s Volgograd, has been eliminated, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. “Rustan Magomedovich Aselderov (Abu Muhammad), born in 1981, the leader of the Vilayat Kavkaz section of the Islamic State international terrorist group, was among... more »

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

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The US Secretary of Defense has said that the American military forces and its coalition allies need to stay in Iraq, even after the terrorist group ISIS has been defeated. Ashton Carter said terrorist groups were headed towards a lasting defeat but the US-led coalition, which has purportedly been striking Islamic State positions in Iraq since 2014, had to stay and keep training local security forces to ensure the group does not rise again Press TV reports: “But there will still be much more to do after that to make sure that, once defeated, ISIL stays defeated,” the Pentagon chief... more »

Study Confirms Link Between Autism & Mercury

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A study by a team of international scientists claims that there is a fundamental relationship between mercury and autism. Their research results show that children with autism spectrum disorder had significantly higher levels of mercury when compared with healthy control children They found that those children with the highest levels of mercury had the most severe autism symptoms. Natural Blaze reports: A direct correlation was also observed between levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autistic behavior. The study, Altered Urinary Porphyrins and Mercury Exposure as Bioma... more »

"Get Up Off Your Knees!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Get Up Off Your Knees!"* On your knees you may live to see another day, but you’ll never live to see better days. by Robert Gore "Zoos are among the saddest places on earth: magnificent but confined creatures on display for gawking crowds, prevented from living out their biological destinies, fed their daily rations, and domesticated beyond where they could ever return to the wild. You have to feel pity and sorrow for these innocent prisoners; they’d flee in a heartbeat if they could. Humans have made themselves inmates—whether of a zoo, prison, or asylum is hard to say, likely ... more »

DAPL PERMIT DENIED! Live Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio Sunday afternoon

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Army Corps of Engineers denied permit today, but DAP is expected to drill without a permit and pay the fines. Water protectors urged now not to leave camp. By Brenda Norrell Censored News Today, the Army Corps of Engineers denied the Dakota Access Permit, according to Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault. The announcement was made live at Oceti Sakowin Camp on Standing Rock

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

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*too funny.* Something to keep you amused while I work on something more weighty. H/T to my friend Terry over at Abbey Roads

“The Coming War on China”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Coming War on China,” Introduction* by Paul Craig Roberts "Years ago when I was staff associate, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, a tutorial was provided on the destructive power of the Soviet ICBM SS-18, known as Satan. Employing hyperbole, the lecturer said that one SS-18 on Washington would kill everyone from Boston to Atlanta. The Russian response to the “useable” mini-nukes that the neoconservatives have been concocting over the last three warmonger presidential regimes is Satan II. One hit from Satan II takes out an area the size of France or Texas. Three or f... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul* Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile army gains. In a series of counter-attacks since Friday night, the jihadist fighters struck elite Iraqi troops spearheading the offensive in eastern Mosul, and attacked security forces to the south and west of the city. On Sunday two militants tried to attack army barracks in the ... more »

WHEN IT COMES TO REPORTING ON NASTY DEMAGOGUES, WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WORKS ANYMORE

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
This piece by *New York Times* public editor Liz Spayd is not going over well: IF you have not yet heard the term “alt-right,” you most likely are living in another orbit. It is the chosen name of an extremist fringe with white supremacy at its roots. It is also a label many consider dangerous because it sanitizes the movement’s racist core. And if the media uses the word, they think, then they’re part of the problem. As the fire rages, The New York Times has become ground zero. ... so far, there is no move among top editors to ban it. Instead, their thinking is: You can use the p... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Rebels tell U.S. they won't leave Aleppo; army sees operation over in weeks* Rebels in Aleppo have told the United States they will not leave their besieged enclave in the city after Moscow called for talks with Washington over their withdrawal, signaling they will fight on even as their top commander was wounded. A Syrian military source said the army aimed to take full control of Aleppo within weeks, after seizing swathes of the city's rebel-held east in an advance poised to deal a major blow to the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad. With more than 30,000... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
If you watch the ad above very closely the first time, it won't shock the hell out of you the way it shocked the hell out of me as it approaches the end. It's an amazing ad and it's the reason for this post. Please watch it. You'll thank me. I'm not sure how many NRA shills the Democrats brought into Congress. I do know that two very sane gun safety advocates-- Carol Shea-Porter (NH) and Ruben Kihuen (NV)-- replaced two total gun loons, respectively, Frank Guinta and Cresent Hardy. Other Republican gun nuts who won't be coming back to the House in 2017 include Joe Heck (NV), John... more »

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

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
Rania Khalek is still in Lebanon to produce journalism on Syria, and for this week’s show, she provides an update on Syrian government forces, which bombed, pushed out rebel forces, and retook half of Aleppo’s “rebel district.” Later in the episode, Khalek and Kevin Gosztola talk about Dakota Access Pipeline The post ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 30 – Syria, #NoDAPL appeared first on Shadowproof.

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Fearing abandonment by Trump, CIA-backed rebels in Syria mull alternatives* Three years after the CIA began secretly shipping lethal aid to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, battlefield losses and fears that a Donald Trump administration will abandon them have left tens of thousands of opposition fighters weighing their alternatives. Among the options, say U.S. officials, regional experts and the rebels themselves, are a closer alliance with better-armed al-Qaeda and other extremist groups, receipt of more sophisticated weaponry from Sun... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Syrian Democratic Forces and Free Syrian Army fighters gesture on the back of pickup trucks in a village on the outskirts of al-Shadadi, in Hasakah countryside, Syria, Feb. 19, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Rodi Said) *Al Monitor:* *Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles* The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles. While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I was quoted in “Controversial Iraqi militias now part of army after parliamentary vote,” by Alex MacDonald in Middle East Eye. I was mentioned in "Schlacht um Mossul: Barriere im Suden und zahe Kampfe im Osten" in Der Standard. Schlacht um Mossul: Barriere im Süden und zähe Kämpfe im Osten - derstandard.at/2000048041049/Schlacht-um-Mossul-Mauer-im-Sueden-und-zaehe-Kaempfe-im

Mosul Campaign Day 48, Dec 3, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Golden Division freed another neighborhood in east Mosul. The 16th Division liberatedfour towns in the north as well. The latter was significant because it was the first time movement was reported on the northern front since November 21. Almost a month ago the forces in the north were supposed to reach Mosul, but have been sitting in place for weeks. Part of that was due to having to secure the territory that was taken. Another reason was the tough defense the Islamic State put up, plus there were reports that some units had been exhausted. Hopefully this is a sign that the 16... more »

"Qualified Immunity": What Cops and Slave Overseers Have in Common

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 13 hours ago
*The late Kelly Thomas, following his fatal encounter with the slave overseers of the Fullerton PD. * Michael Slager, the former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer killed an unarmed man and then attempted to frame the victim, will not be convictedof murder. Nor is he likely to be convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter. Slager’s jury deadlocked because a single member of the panel insisted that he could not “in good conscience” vote to convict Slager of criminal homicide. This is not because the facts of the case are in dispute. Slager was captured on video ... more »

Standing Rock Protesters Dig In

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Jack Healy. December 3, 2016. Standing Rock Pipeline Protesters, Ordered to Leave, Dig In. The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/us/standing-rock-pipeline-protest-north-dakota.html?emc=edit_th_20161204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0 The orders to evacuate the sprawling protest camp on this frozen prairie just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation came down last week from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the North Dakota governor’s office. After four months of prayer marches and clashes with law enforcement officials who responded with tear gas and ... more »

3 Reasons Why the Revolution Will Accelerate this Weekend

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Lance Schuttler* - This weekend could mark a turning point for our world. The post 3 Reasons Why the Revolution Will Accelerate this Weekend appeared first on Waking Times.

Nigeria: Amnesty International “You’re an agent of destabilization”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Quite an accusation. Quite accurate. Let’s read it, together. I have real problems beleiving Amnesty Internations or Human Rights Watch or many, many other NGO's who demonstrate extreme bias in their human rights 'concerns' Concerns that always work out so well for the global tyranny known as NATO* IPOB killing: You’re agent of destabilisation, Group tells Amnesty Int’l A Civil Society Organization, Stand Up Nigeria, SUN, *has accused Amnesty International, AI, of doctoring its report that alleged the killing of 150 IPOB members with a plot to destabilize Nigeria, just like it did ... more »

No One Can Stop President Trump From Using Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Alex Wellerstein, Washington Post*: *No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons. That’s by design.* The whole system is set up so the president — and only the president — can decide when to launch. Sometime in the next few weeks, Donald Trump will be briefed on the procedures for how to activate the U.S. nuclear arsenal, if he hasn’t already learned about them. All year, the prospect of giving the real estate and reality TV mogul the power to launch attacks that would kill millions of people was one of the main reasons his opponents argued against electing him. “... more »

President-Elect Trump: U.S. Companies That Offshore Jobs Will Face A 35% Tariff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The U.S. is going to substantialy reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies ...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 *Washington Post:* *Trump warns of ‘retribution’ for companies that offshore jobs, threatening 35 percent tariff* President-elect Donald Trump fired another warning shot Sunday at U.S. companies considering... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday again... And that means that I am once again going to spew out my thoughts about what I see happening in our sick world for the last week... And yes, I am indeed finally over what the heck hit me earlier this week.... As most readers are aware, I have a long history of having bouts of sinusitis thanks primarily to my horrific sinuses that I inherited from my mother.... But luckily over the last few years, I have been able to avoid serious sinus infections and any illnesses linked to my sinuses....But what hit me last week was NOT another sinu... more »

Iran Owns 5% Of The German Company That Is Building Submarines For Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Rahav submarine, the fifth sub in the Israeli fleet, January 2016. Baz Ratner/Reuters *Times of Israel*: *Report: Iran owns 4.5% share in German company building Israeli subs* *Defense Ministry denies knowledge of revelation, which comes as police probe possible conflict of interest by PM’s personal lawyer who represented ThyssenKrupp in Israel* An Iranian government company owns 4.5 percent of the German shipbuilding company at the center of a scandal over its provision of submarines and other services to the Israel Navy, the Hebrew-langua... more »

Iran Warns President Obama On The Consequences If Sanctions Are Extended

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops sanctions renewal* Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise "firmly respond". In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by the U.S. Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years as a violation of Tehran's nuclear deal with six major powers. The deal curbs Tehran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of international financial sanctions. "America's president is obl... more »

The Remains Of Fidel Castro Laid To Rest In Cuba, Ending Nine Days Of Mourning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Remains of Fidel Castro laid to rest* SANTIAGO DE CUBA – The moment so many in Cuba had dreaded and so many in the U.S. had prayed for finally arrived Sunday when Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in this eastern city where he started his communist revolution. Cubans expected to see the final ceremony on state television, but they awoke to replays of memorials from the previous week. It was unclear whether the broadcast failed or if Cuban officials decided at the last moment to cut it off. Castro’s remains were laid to rest early Sunday after a private ceremony. H... more »

Italians Go To the Polls In A Historic Constitutional Referendum Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Matteo Renzi’s Fate Is at Stake as Italians Vote in Referendum* ROME — After months of ubiquitous, bitter and incessant campaigning, Italians voted on Sunday on key constitutional changes that have taken on broader significance as both a referendum on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and a test of strength for anti-establishment forces in Europe. In a continent that has for years seemed on the verge of financial crisis and political upheaval, Italy’s referendum on whether to streamline its baroque legislative process has become the latest flash point. Mr. Renzi has ... more »

Ruling Class Worriers

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
When Larry Summers says he's worried about Donald Trump, you can bet the banks he helped deregulate back in the 90s that his concern has nothing to do with how regular people will fare under the plutocrat-heavy Trump administration. On the contrary. Larry Summers is scared that Trump will destroy capitalism itself. That much-ballyhooed Carrier deal brokered by the president-elect, which will save about 700 Indiana factory jobs from being outsourced to Mexico, is a slap in the face to the economy as rich people have known it, loved it, and profited by it. Without a hint of irony, Su... more »

The Rainbow Gathering meets Burning Man

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
Reliving the victory over Custer at the Little Big Horn River The cowboy hat was made in China. It ruins the ensemble. The protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota, of an oil pipeline that does not cross their land, is something that I've had difficulty understanding. A prog friend of mine was supporting it until I reasoned with him. Now he's quiet. - Oil and gas pipelines presently cross under the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers in over 440 places. This is just one more. - It's not being built across tribal land. Indians are not being paid for an ea... more »

The Ultimate Conspiracy

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump's problematic relationship with facts and the truth has been well documented. But of the analysis I have read, each assumes Donald knows he is lying. I don't agree with that. It doesn't quite match the behaviour we have observed. A consummate liar familiar with the facts skillfully distorts and dodges. Donald shows no such skill. He's a bull in the China shop of facts. He doesn't

Edward Snowden: Petraeus Disclosed ‘Far More Highly Classified Information Than I Ever Did’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Yahoo News*:* Exclusive: Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified information than I ever did’* In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — under consideration to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state — disclosed “information that was far more highly classified than I ever did” and yet never “spent a single day in jail.” The fugitive former NSA contractor told Couric that Petraeus’ case is evidence that “we have a two-tiered system of justice in the Unite... more »

Russian President Putin Praises President-Elect Trump. Says He Will Understand His New Responsibilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Russian President Vladimir Putin © Mikhail Klimentyev / Reuters* *RT:* *Putin: Trump is smart, will soon be aware of different level of responsibility* Donald Trump’s business success means that he’s is a smart man who will quickly adapt to his new role as president, Russian Vladimir Putin said. “The fact that Trump managed to achieve success in business, suggests that he is a smart man,” Putin said in an interview with Russia’s NTV channel. “And as he is smart, that means he will fully and quite quickly be aware of a different level of responsibility. We assume that he will be a... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Most garbage floating in the ocean gathers in these 5 giant patches Video by New York Times reporter shows just how massive the Standing Rock protest camp is India's poor are in crisis after the government demonetized some of its currency House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites Chernobyl 'Safe' For Another Century Thanks To World's Largest Moving Structure Hawaii Blindsided By Snowstorm Since 2014 The US Has Added 571,000 Waiters And Bartenders And Lost 34,000 Manufacturing Workers Fake news detector helps solve Facebook's problem, gets bl... more »

Trapped in the Net: What They Don’t Tell You About the Internet & Social Media

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*David Thrussell* - We are Pokémon Go-ed into a virtual net of moribund surveillance capitalism. The post Trapped in the Net: What They Don’t Tell You About the Internet & Social Media appeared first on Waking Times.

News On Capacity Market Auction

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/12/03/subsidy-cash-fire-new-dash-gas-power/ The Telegraph reports on the Capacity Market auction due this week: Four years ago this week, the Government unveiled plans for a bold new dash for gas. New gas-fired power stations, then-energy secretary Ed Davey said, would be required to “provide crucial capacity to keep the lights on”. […]

Afghan President Says The Taliban Insurgency Would Collapse Within A Month If Pakistan Did Not Provide Support

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani *Reuters*: *Afghan president says Taliban wouldn't last a month without Pakistan support* Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgency would not survive a month if it lost its sanctuary in neighboring Pakistan, urging its neighbor to take on militant groups on its soil instead of giving Kabul financial aid. Ghani's remarks, made at an international conference in the northern Indian city of Amritsar not far from the border with P... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
As we approach #PearlHarbor75, we remember the honor, courage and commitment of our service members on that infamous day. #HonorThem pic.twitter.com/dXA1OyguoO — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) December 4, 2016

Russia Wants New Heroes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Russia’s Culture Ministry invested 30 million rubles into a new film based on the men, called “Panfilov’s 28.” Universal Pictures *Moscow Times*: *To Be Great Again, Russia Resurrects Soviet Legends* *Russia Finds New Saints in Soviet Myths* The Oxford dictionary last month named “post-truth” its “word of 2016,” indicating that the Western world is only just beginning to grapple with the practice. In Russia, the merging of truth and convenience, an activity long perfected. registered new lows last month, with the Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky denouncing any expert who dared ch... more »

Fake US Embassy Finally Shuts Down In Ghana

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A fake US embassy successfully operating for 10 years has been discovered and shut down in Ghana, West Africa. For about a decade criminals have been operating a fake US embassy in Ghana’s capital Accra, flying the American flag and issuing visas. The fraud came to light during “Operation Spartan Vanguard” initiated by the real US embassy in Ghana. Ghana Business News reports: It is not clear exactly when that happened, but a joint task force of both Ghanaian and foreign security operatives shut down the fake Embassy operating somewhere in the capital, Accra, according to informat... more »

Long Lasting Diamond Battery Solves Nuclear Waste Problem

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Scientists have created a safe and long-lasting battery made from artificial diamond and nuclear waste that can last for more than 5,000 years. The diamond battery emits less radiation than a banana and could help solve the problem of nuclear waste. RT.com reports: Researchers at the University of Bristol have found a means of creating a battery capable of generating clean electricity for five millennia, or as long as human civilization has existed. Scientists found that by heating graphite blocks – used to house uranium rods in nuclear reactors – much of the radioactive carbon is... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Chairman of Russia's State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin and President of the Council of State of Cuba Raúl Castro (center, from right to left) during the meeting in memory of Cuban iconic leader Fidel Castro in Havana. © SPUTNIK/ MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKIY

If Ryan Pushes Through His Plans To Wreck The Health Care System, The GOP Will Lose Over Two Dozen House Seats In 2018

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The closest Blue America ever came to actually endorsing a Republican was in 2012 when thoughtful Libertarian Justin Amash was the GOP candidate against rot-gut conservative hack, Steve Pestka, an anti-Choice crackpot and vicious homophobe. Michigan's local anti-Choice organization endorsed Pestka over Amash. We didn't exactly endorse Amash, but we told our Michigan members to consider him. If I had to guess which of them voted for Trump last month in the secrecy of the voting booth, it wouldn't be Amash. Friday Amash told a reporter from *The Hill* that he doesn't think Trump has... more »

More #ERRE thoughts

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 17 hours ago
I'm finding it interesting to contrast the Liberal and NDP supplements to the ERRE committee report, found on pages 321-333. The Liberal dissenting opinion makes frequent reference to witness testimony and descriptive data from the report to make its case for a comprehensive public engagement and knowledge building exercise prior to any hard decision on electoral reform. In contrast the NDP

True Talk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Jobs needed, not student loan forgiveness* President Barack Obama has decided to leave a lasting impression before he exists office. Obama has put in place a student debt forgiveness program which only helps few while costing all excessively. Now as costs of tuition continue to soar, the Obama legacy on higher education reform will clearly be one of economic distress and government overreach. Thanks to Obama, the federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student loan debt in the coming years according to the Government Accountability Office. Which, is wha... more »

Summers on the Carrier Deal

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 18 hours ago
Interesting observations from Larry. A tidbit: Some of the worst abuses of power are not those that leaders inflict on their people. They are the acts that the people demand from their leaders.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*It's not the oceans wot did it* *Warmists claim that just before the turn of the present century, the oceans for some unknown reason started gobbling up all the extra warmth (theoretically) generated by rising levels of CO2. And there is some slight evidence of increased heat in the oceans. The latest paleoclimate proxy study (below) is therefore interesting. It found two things:1). Ocean temperature changes over the last 200 years were "below the detection limit". In other words there has been NO ocean warming at all in our times.2). Further back in the last 10,000 yea... more »

Take 2: Tsai calls Trump (And you won't believe what happens next!)

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*A long legged spider rests on a leaf* Steve Yates, whose most recent piece explains why The Call was the right move, noted on Facebook about my blog post yesterday: Reminder, China-Taiwan stuff is not really a partisan issue in the US. Michael Turton is a D and I am an R. He also said that I am a delightful person to talk to, which is only true if you've had a few whiskies. But more importantly, he put his finger on the real issue, which is that this should not be seen (or become) a left-right ideological battle. Nope, this is another kind of split, identified by the sagacious Ch... more »

Electoral Reform Report Solves Nothing.

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
A special all-party committee is recommending that* the Trudeau government design a new proportional voting system *and* hold a national referendum* to gauge how much Canadians would support it. ......... *The report does not recommend precisely how a referendum should be conducted or how many electoral options Canadians should be asked to choose among, other than to say that the existing system should also be on the ballot*, along with the government's proposed new model. ............ The majority report acknowledges that the "overwhelming majority" of testimony the committee hear... more »

Booker On The Cost Of The Climate Change Act

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/03/energy-policy-politicians-leading-us-darkness/ Booker highlights those OBR numbers today: As the costliest project any British government has ever proposed, the HS2 rail scheme has rightly drawn heavy criticism from those asking why we are to spend £56 billion on a venture which promises such puny benefits. But most people remain strangely […]

John Chappell Memorial Lecture - Stars in an Electric Universe - Wal Thornhill

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*Stars form at the intergalactic pinch-points of double-helix Berkeland Currents?* *Our local star, the Sun, isn't a nuclear star*, it's an electric-pinch star, like all stars. These stars are directly linked to the galaxy that forms them. Quite a series of claims, but in this new John Chappell Memorial Lecture, Wal goes into great depth (across all scales) about our true position within this Electric DNA Universe.

Paris Auction House Selling Sacred Hopi Items Dec. 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
Protesting the sale of sacred Hopi items on Dec. 2, 2016. Photos by Roger Nymo. Tell Drouot auction house to stop selling the sacred. By Brenda Norrell Censored News PARIS -- Drouot sales of Hopi sacred items was protested in Paris on Dec. 2, 2016. Christine Prat told Censored News, "Yesterday, December 2nd, another sale of Hopi items took place in the auction house, Salle

Not With A Bang But A Whimper

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 19 hours ago
It's beginning to look like electoral reform is dead in the water. In the end, Chantal Hebert writes, our political parties could not rise above partisan self interest: The Conservatives came into this discussion riding the referendum horse, and they come out of it more firmly in the saddle. They have not budged an inch from their sense that the first-past-the-post system remains the best option. But they have found support from the other opposition parties for their contention that any change should clear the hurdle of a national vote. That support is more tactical than princip... more »

You'll Be Sorry (Sunday Sermonette)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
If you read any article in any mainstream newspaper in America, or listen to any news program on the mainstream media (which isn't really news, it's commentary designed to influence outcomes rather than report on events), you can't avoid the refrain, *"YOU'LL BE SORRY"*. Progs in the Ministry of Truth hate nothing worse than people ignoring their erudite and illuminating prose. Such was the case with the election of President Trump - and the down-ticket race which handed the Senate and the House of Representatives to the Republican Party. America didn't care what the media had to sa... more »

Indigenous Elders Warn Of Pole Shift And End Times

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
NASA has received a warning from Inuit and Native American elders that the world is undergoing a pole shift and their sky has changed. Elders have noticed that the sun has been rising in a different position and that their daylight hours for hunting have been prolonged. The weather has also become unpredictable. The Inuits have also reported that not only has the sun changed position but the moon and stars have too, and they all have an impact on temperature and wind which makes weather prediction – essential to their livelihoods – more difficult. Is a reversal of the earth’s magn... more »

George Soros Announces China Must Lead The New World Order

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
In an interview with the Financial Times, George Soros has subtly laid out the banksters’ plan for ushering in the New World Order, announcing that China must lead the New World Order, “creating it and owning it” and supplanting the United States as the world’s economic superpower. Soros’ plans for China are the exact opposite of Donald Trump’s expected policies regarding China. The President-elect has described the Asian giant as a “currency manipulator” and outlined plans to correct the current situation of unfair competition and bring good jobs back to America. He has already a... more »

Feynman vs Hawking on inequality in the world

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Willie Soon has sent me an article that Stephen Hawking wrote for the Guardian, This is the most dangerous time for our planet The subtitle says We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it. Hawking starts by saying that he has lived his life in an "extraordinarily privileged bubble". Well, I am pretty sure that given his disease, billions of commonsense people in the world would disagree with that statement. But most of them would agree that he has lived on a very tall and isolated ivory tower. Hawking sees the Brexit ... more »

Taiwan News #2: Of course Tsai's approval ratings are dropping....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
*Cleaning rice by hand* In the hullabaloo over the Trump-Tsai phone call and my own current overworked state, I forgot to post my latest for Taiwan News: The View from Taichung: The Fuss over Tsai's Ratings In recent weeks the media has sizzled with the news of President's slumping satisfaction ratings and rising dissatisfaction ratings. Experts opine that they are a warning to the Administration, while the opposition papers gleefully report on the latest dip in approval ratings, and commentators scour political news and public surveys.... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't mi... more »

U.K. Government Admits Funding ISIS

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The U.K. government is funding ISIS to the tune of $723 million, according to leaked British government documents. The leaked documents reveal the British government is sending $723 million in “aid” to Somalia while admitting it is “certain” to be used to fund terror groups ISIS and Al-Shabaab. The revelation that the UK is funding ISIS comes in a leaked 41-page business plan drawn up by the UK’s Department for International Department. The Daily Mail reports that the document, leaked to The Mail on Sunday, outlines strategy until 2020, and is marked ‘Official Sensitive’ on every ... more »

Benny Hill Classified As ‘Porn’, Banned Under New UK Laws

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Benny Hill Show is to be banned from U.K. screens as “offensive, obscene pornography” under a controversial new British law. A list of sexual acts including “spanking” have been banned from UK entertainment and pornography for being “offensive, obscene or potentially life endangering” and The Benny Hill Show, a British sitcom that aired between 1955 and 1991 in over 140 countries has been deemed unsuitable for British screens in 2016. On Tuesday MPs passed the third reading of the Digital Economy Bill, effectively ushering it into law. The bill, once enacted, will see multiple ... more »

Trump: I Will Abolish The Federal Reserve

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Donald Trump has vowed to abolish the Federal Reserve and reinstate the gold standard when he enters the White House in January. One of Trump’s picks for the Treasury Department Secretary, John Allison, hinted that he will implement the gold standard when the current Federal Reserve Chief, Janet Yellen, retires in 2018. Conservativedailypost.com reports: On the campaign trail, Trump often questioned the future of the Federal Reserve’s political independence. In line with these comments, Allison wants to abolish Federal Reserve all together and go back to the gold standard. In fac... more »

US Policymakers Seek "New Thailand" Amid Asian Pivot

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*December 4, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - With the passing of Thailand's head of state, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a universally revered cultural and pragmatic leader for the last 70 years, Thailand's enemies see an opportunity in what they perceive as a void in national unity. Throughout Washington's policy circles, several articles containing analysis have been circulated regarding an opportunity for "change" or a "New Thailand." The least subtle of these articles is Foreign Policy magazine's "A Chance for Change in the New Thailand: Now that the king is gone, can Thailand’s oppo... more »

Thailand: Careless Journalism Backs a Western Colour Revolution

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*December 4, 2016* (The New Atlas) *- *Sputnik International is a Russian-based media platform that has added depth and reach to the alternative media. It was unfortunate then, to see their article, "Dislike: Thai Activist Arrested for Posting Unflattering Article About the King," which carelessly repeated Western media propaganda regarding Thailand. *Aiding and Abetting Western Colour Revolutions... * The story involves alleged "activist" Jatupat Boonpattararaksa of the "New Democracy Movement," a US-EU-backed opposition movement meant to create in Thailand the same instability W... more »

The Next U.S. Ambassador To China Is A Long Time Friend of Chinese President Xi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (L) of the U.S. reaches out to shake hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing April 15, 2013.REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool *Daily Mail*: *Smoothing things over? Trump 'very close' to naming Iowa governor and pal of President Xi Jinping as his Ambassador to China after risking major diplomatic row by speaking to Taiwan's leader on the phone* * Iowa Governor Terry Branstad likely to be appointed next ambassador to China * Branstad and China’s President Xi Jinping have been friends for 31 years * Appointm... more »

A Look At How General Mattis Will Run The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Inside the mind of 'Mad Dog' Mattis* (CNN)In picking Gen. Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his "Gen. George Patton." Yet that label may not really capture what makes Mattis a distinctive choice. Mattis has been sharply critical of President Barack Obama's policies on Iran, and Obama's capping of troop numbers and campaign end-dates in theaters of war such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Mattis also appears to be a skeptic of the Obama-era policy of putting women into combat roles. Mattis, 66, is a storied retired Marine general be... more »

More British Muslims Blame Jews For 9/11 Terror Attacks Rather Than Al-Qaeda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Business Insider:* *Only 4% of British Muslims believe Al Qaeda planned 9/11* Only 4% of British Muslims can correctly identify who was responsible for the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, according to a survey of conducted by centre-right think tank Policy Exchange, a non-profit education think tank. The survey — of 3,000 British Muslims from a variety of towns — also said: * 43% support the introduction of some forms of Sharia law. * 44% believe schools should be able to insist on "a hijab or niqab" as part of the uniform. * 15% believe art or music should not be... more »

Shale Oil Is OPEC's Greatest Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Leaner and meaner: U.S. shale greater threat to OPEC after oil price war* NEW YORK/HOUSTON In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq. Until a few years ago it was unprofitable to produce oil from shale in the United States. The steep slide in costs could encourage more U.S. shale output if OPEC members cut supplies, undermining the producer group's ability to boost prices. OPEC ministers meet Wednesday to weigh output cuts to end a two-year glut ... more »

WPTPN: Recommended Non-Duck Readings for the Weekend

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
I plan to post relevant items for the World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) group somewhat regularly, so please send links to me via Twitter (@whinecough) or e-mail (wkwineco _ at _ indiana _ dot _ edu). For more information on the WPTPN series see this post. Follow WPTPN posts using this […]

Will France Be The Next Democracy To Fall Into The Grasp Of Neo-Fascists?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
About a week ago we looked at the upcoming French presidential elections from the perspective of the primary of the center-right party, Les Républicains, which have since had their run-off and selected the further right of the two party front-runners, François Fillon. The betting is now that Fillon will eventually face neo-fascist leader Marine Le Pen. But what about the Socialists, you wonder? French conventional wisdom is that they've made a hash of governing and stand no chance. In fact, this week their standard bearer, President François Hollande, announced that he won't seek ... more »

Grant G -Open Letter to Justin Trudeau- Betrayal and Insults

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Beautiful British Columbia's Federal Liberal MPs..... *John Aldag*-Cloverdale Langley *Terry Beech*-Burnaby North Seymour *Suhk Dhaliwal*-Surrey Newton *Hedy Fry*-Vancouver Center *Stephen Fuhr*-Kelowna Country *Pamela Goldsmith Jones*-West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country *Ken Hardie*-Fleetwood-Port Kells *Ron Mckinnon*-Coquitlam Port Coquitlam *Joyce Murray*-Vancouver Quadra *Joe Peschisolido*-Steveston Richmond East *Carla Qualtrough*-Delta *Don Ruimy*-Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge *Harjit Sajjan*-Vancouver South *Randeep Sarai*-Surrey Center *Jati Sidhu*-Mission... more »

Government Quietly Admits to Weather Modification Program

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Ryan Cristian* - The list of admissions by the U.S. government is available to all who are willing to look. The post Government Quietly Admits to Weather Modification Program appeared first on Waking Times.

100-years Of Socialism Has Taught Us Nothing

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 1 day ago
Forced Labor in Soviet UnionThe Russian Revolution of 1917 which brought the Soviet regime to power in Russia was a pair of revolutions. The first revolution in February 1917 resulted in the old regime being replaced by a Provisional Government. In the second revolution of October 1917, the Provisional Government was removed and replaced with a Communist State. According to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the author of several harrowing books on the Soviet gulag system, the Soviet State murdered more than 60 million people during the reign of Josef Stalin. The *Black Book of Communism: Cr... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - John Greenewald

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
John Greenewald, Jr. of the Black Vault fame was the guest on this week’s radio show. We talked about FOIA and if it still works, how it works and what might go wrong. We also discussed the famed 1976 Tehran, Iran, UFO intercept in which two jet fighters attempted to approach the UFO and lost their avionics, instrumentation and power. The object was seen by an Iranian general and seen on radar as well. John talked about the documents written about the intercept, what they showed and how there was never any follow up investigation. You can listen to the show here: https://youtu.be/E... more »

Wisconsin Recount Shows Hillary Clinton Rigged Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Officials involved in the Wisconsin recount have come forward with evidence of tampered voting machines that they say proves Hillary Clinton rigged the election. Election observers designated on behalf of Jill Stein have shared images on social media showing nine voting machines with tampered seals. Palmerreport.com reports: The observer, named Wendy, has been observing the recount in St. Croix County. According to the state’s official election website, that county is currently doing both a hand recount and a machine recount. That’s what makes it notable that Wendy spotted the br... more »

Obama To Create His Own Fake News Channel – ‘Obama TV’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama has hinted that he may launch his very own ‘fake news’ television service in order to balance the ‘alt right’ propaganda he says has become a problem. According to multiple sources, Obama met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in order to discuss his upcoming plans to launch ‘Obama TV’. Obama hinted at what his new media venture may consist of during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “How do we rethink our storytelling, the messaging and the use of technology and digital media, so that we can make a persuasive case across the country?” Obama sai... more »

Obama Promotes Legislation Forcing Woman To Do Military Service

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Obama has said that he wants to force women to register for the military draft, lending support for a controversial new Bill being pushed through the House. The White House announced its intention of supporting the bill in the name of “gender equality,” saying that if the draft were to be brought back, women should be forced to serve as well as men. Antiwar.com reports: The administration opened all combat roles to women, and officials say they believe expanding the registration system is a “logical next step,” ensuring “gender equality” in forcing the public to registe... more »

U.S. Catholic Church Forced To Pay $4 Billion To Child Abuse Victims

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An independent investigation has discovered that the U.S. Catholic Church has been forced to pay almost $4 billion in compensation to child abuse victims. Over the course of the last 65 years, the Church’s sex abuse scandals have cost them a staggering $3,994,797,060.10, according to research conducted by NCR. Patheos.com reports: And that’s an underestimate since we still don’t know how much was spent for therapy for the victims, help for the offenders, and the creation of “safe environment” programs. That figure is based on a three-month investigation of data, including a revie... more »

Dark Web Plot To Assassinate Trump Uncovered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Dark Web website launched last week on the Darknet is raising money to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President elect Mike Pence. The one-page website is asking for donations from visitors in order to assassinate Trump and Pence due to their “extreme” political ideologies. “As you are all well aware, the consequences of having Donald Trump and Mike Prence as the leaders of the free world are extremely dangerous,” the webpage says. “The political, environmental and social consequences will change the United States for the worst.” Southfront.org reports: Accordi... more »

Fascism Is On The March In Europe-- Elections Tomorrow In Austria And Italy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Tomorrow Italy votes on a package of complex referendums that are extremely difficult for voters without post-graduate degrees to understand. But rejection could be another devastating blow the EU. The BBC tried sorting out what it means and why it's important. The reforms Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is trying to impose on his fractious country are tied up in the referendum and he says he'll step down if they lose-- the 3rd domino after Brexit and Trump in "he onward march of the right-wing (neo-fascist) populists. Italy's been there before-- and it worked out badly for them. Unf... more »

Escape From New York

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Escape From New York Original 1981 Trailer

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VI: Spirit” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VI: Spirit” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdUWuHNyw6c&t=71s

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"M78 isn't really hiding in planet Earth's night sky. About 1,600 light-years away and nestled in the nebula rich constellation Orion, the large, bright, reflection nebula is well-known to telescopic skygazers. But this gorgeous image of M78 was selected as the winner of the Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition. Held by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the competition challenged amateur astronomers to process data from ESO's astronomical archive in search of cosmic gems. *Click image for larger size.* The winning entry shows off amazing details within bluish M78... more »

"Curveballs..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Just when we think we figured things out, the universe throws us a curveball. So, we have to improvise. We find happiness in unexpected places. We find ourselves back to the things that matter the most. The universe is funny that way. Sometimes it just has a way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong." - "Dr. Meredith Grey", "Grey's Anatomy"

ENJOYING TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY SO FAR? WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR.

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
BooMan reminds us that it's not just Taiwan: If Trump is being advised by lunatics now, that's a problem. And if he's just so ignorant and pig-headed that he doesn't know or care what he just did by having his staff arrange a call with Taiwan, that's not a bold way of violating pointless norms. It's extraordinarily dangerous and portends all kinds of problems for our country, the world, and the prospects for peace between nations. I cannot understand how Trump was allowed to offer a state visit to Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines. It's beyond belief. That absolutel... more »

Chet Raymo, "Awww…"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Awww…"* by Chet Raymo “In one of his always delightful essays, Stephen Jay Gould traced the "evolution" of Mickey Mouse from the time of his creation by Disney, in 1928, to the mouse we know today. The early Mickey was a bit of a rascal - mischievous, occasionally cruel. And he looked more or less like a real adult mouse: small head in proportion to body, pointy nose compared to cranial vault, beady eyes, spindly legs. As time passed, Mickey's personality softened and his appearance changed. Head and cranium became enlarged, eyes grew to half the size of the face, limbs got pudgi... more »

"Thankfully Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the greatest of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.” - Marcus Aurelius

The Mystery Of The Disappearances Of Malaysian Flights MH370 And MH17 Continues: SELECTIVE EVIDENCE Suddenly... We Can Get Voice Recorders Off Airplane Crashes Again. What Gives???

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
For the last two years I have stated clearly in this blog that I do strongly believe that when Malaysian flight MH370 "magically" disappeared off of ground radar on March 8th, 2014, that the aircraft was absolutely hijacked by the US military and diverted to their Indian Ocean military base at Diego Garcia.... I have NOT seen any evidence to this day that has changed my opinion..... Yes, we have seen many reports of debris "washing up" on the beaches of many islands in the Indian Ocean including Madagascar... But after all of that "evidence" has been carefully examined, almost all h... more »

Chris Hedges: The Attica Prison Uprising

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Dec 3, 2016 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges sits down with Professor Heather Ann Thompson to discuss the findings in her new book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy”. They explore why the rebellion that left […]

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"How Tomorrow Could Trigger the “Most Violent Economic Shock in History”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How Tomorrow Could Trigger the “Most Violent Economic Shock in History”* By Nick Giambruno "It was the one moment that convinced Hitler suicide was better than surrendering. On the morning of April 29, 1945, the bodies of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress were dumped like garbage into Milan’s Piazzale Loreto. A large mob of Italians quickly gathered. They pelted the former leader’s corpse with vegetables. They spat on it. They urinated on it. Some even emptied their pistols into his lifeless body. After a few hours, the crowd hung the bodies from a metal girder at... more »

Nearly All Patient Advocacy Groups Funded By Big Pharma

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new study has revealed that almost all US patient advocacy groups are funded and led by the drug industry Patient advocacy groups are supposed to be unbiased and independent authorities championing the public interest with regard to drug and medical issues before the FDA. They claim to represent the true voice of constituents, untainted by special interest bias. RT reports: It turns out that at least 39 of 42 patient advocacy groups – or 93 percent – received funds from pharmaceutical companies, while at least 15 have drug company reps on their governing boards, according to re... more »

Tehran - September 18, 1976

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
(Blogger’s Note: John Greenewald and I discussed this case on the radio and I thought many would like to see a more information about it including the names of the various participants in the sighting. This is adapted from my book, The UFO John GreenewaldDossier, which details the UFO situation as it is seen around the world. This provides the best information available. You can look at the documents themselves by visiting www.theblackvault.com.) A Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document would later say, “A remarkable report. This case is a classic that meets all the necessary co... more »

John Pilger: The Media Blackout on the Blockade of China and Threat of Nuclear War

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
Dandelion Salad with John Pilger goingundergroundRT on Dec 3, 2016 We speak to award winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about his newest film, The Coming War with China. Dr. Hong Bo on China’s economy and Chair of the Bhopal Medical Appeal on the Bhopal Disaster thirty two years on. *** The Coming War on […]

"Trump and the Taiwan Call"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Trump and the Taiwan Call"* by Scott Adams "By now you know that President-Elect Trump took a call from the President of Taiwan and simultaneously lit on fire the underpants of the mainstream media and maybe the leadership of China too. Apparently taking a phone call from the president of Taiwan is a major diplomatic change from the so-called “One China Policy” that imagines Taiwan as a rogue province of China, not its own country. Reports are saying this call was planned, not a mistake on the Trump team’s side. Was this a mistake by Trump? If you look at this call through the fi... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Trumpy-The-Clown Gals, Ann Coulter And Tulsi Gabbard

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Ann Coulter had an anti-Trump impurity breakdown on twitter yesterday, ostensibly over Nikki Haley, although as you can see above, she got a little more general a few minutes later. Remember, Trump took his whole xenophobic shtik directly from Coulter and she made like she was worshipping at his bigoted alter for the duration of the campaign-- primarily because he wanted to round up Hispanics and ship 'em to camps and beyond. She's a Pence-and-Ryan hater and flipped out when Pence told Scott Pelley of CBS News today that he and Ryan are going to work on an immigration bill. That's... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 47, Dec 2, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
On December 1 no advances were reported in the Mosul campaign, but the Iraqi forces (ISF) were back at it on December 2. Zuhur in east Mosul was declared freed for the third time, but once again it appeared that fighting was still going on there. The Islamic State counterattacked in Qadisiya, while the ISF moved into Meshraq, the 47th neighborhood of the city entered so far. Front line commanders tried to lobbyto change the tactics for taking Mosul, but Abadi and his military advisers denied them. Before the assault on the city began flyers were dropped telling residents to stay ... more »

Income Inequality in the US Grows

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
· Globally, in 2006, prior to the Great Recession, one percent of the world’s population was believed to control 40 percent of the world’s wealth. [i] Inequality grew in the wake of the recession.[ii] · In US, “total income reported on the top 400 individual tax returns rose 20% in 2014, according to Internal Revenue Service data released” Dec 1, 2016. Minimum adjusted gross income for this group was $126.8 million. Their average tax rate was 23.13%.[iii] · Ownership of the world’s largest corporations is highly centralized in a core group of 1318 corporations with interlocking ow... more »

French Lessons for the Centre Left

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
In ordinary times, a French president announcing they wouldn't be seeking re-election is something of a deal. Especially as none have stepped down after a single term in the history of the Fifth Republic. However, as it's 2016 this milestone will go down as but a detail. Still, you can't blame Francois Hollande for throwing in the towel. His approval ratings are among the most abysmal a Western leader has ever accrued and, as a result, the first round of the French presidential election was bound to finish with him in a heap, bruised and humiliated by a hostile electorate. All this ... more »

Federal Court Rejects Bid To Halt Vote Recount In Wisconsin

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A federal court in Wisconsin has denied an emergency halt to the recount of the presidential vote. Two pro-Trump political action committees, the Great America PAC and Stop Hillary PAC filed a lawsuit and a request in federal court in Madison on Friday for a temporary restraining order seeking to stop the voter recount. Similar lawsuits were launched to delay recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania Press TV reports: They argued that it is an unconstitutional violation of the rights of people, who had voted for President-elect Donald Trump, and that the recount runs the risk of preve... more »

Dec 3: They said it! The U.S. runs dictatorships for mass murder

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
On it's faith page, the irving press has the big story that it and other North American news media have never carried. It's the story of the indiscriminate murder of 300,000 men, women, and children carried out by the Guatemalan army with U.S. support - the latter coming from from the killers of special ops - from 1960 to 1996. Guatemala was (and still is) a U.S. sponsored dictatorship. Actually, the story (on the Faith Page) doesn't say most of the above. It doesn't mention the U.S., for example. It's just a short statement that an American priest killed in that war has been named... more »

Claims Of Increasing Tornado Outbreaks Don’t Hold Water

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2016/11/30/science.aah7393 Who will rid me of this junk science? The latest attempt to prove that tornadoes are becoming more extreme: ABSTRACT Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms kill people and damage property every year. Estimated U.S. insured losses due to severe thunderstorms in the first half of 2016 were 8.5 […]

Two Chinas?

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
Nationalist Chinese President Tsai Ing-wen called President Trump on Friday to offer congratulations on his election to America's highest office. The mainstream media went into melt-down mode. The The Democratic National Committee went on the record, “Donald Trump is either too incompetent to understand that his foolish phone call threatens our national security, or he’s doing it deliberately because he reportedly wants to build hotels in Taiwan to pad his own pockets.” Or maybe President Trump is not stupid by breaking with decades-long diplomatic tradition? Isn't that an inter... more »

Ice Thin Memory

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Usually when news about Russia makes it to American late night shows, Russia either gets hit by a meteorite, or it annexes part of a neighboring country. Either way, it is illustrated by Putin’s bare-chested photograph on a horse. This time, however, neither celestial bodies, nor Putin’s nipples were at stake. Several high-profile newspapers and […]

WPTPN: The Legitimacy of American Hegemony in the Age of Trump

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
This World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) guest post is written by Daniel Braaten, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Lutheran University. His main research interests are in the areas of global governance, human rights, and U.S. foreign policy. His research has been published in the Review of International Studies, Journal […]

Timss talk: Post reporter succumbs to script!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016Sees the glass ten percent full:* Emma Brown is a Washington Post education reporter with the soul of a Globetrekker host. According to her official Post bio, Brown is "a latecomer to journalism who worked as a wilderness ranger in Wyoming and as a middle-school math teacher in Alaska before joining the newspaper in 2009." We'd say that capsule tends to overstate her age and to understate her apparent spirit. Brown graduated from Stanford in June 2000. During the academic term, she absorbed four years of overpowering Pacific-10 dominance. In the summers,... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: George Winston, “Sea”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
George Winston, “Sea” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXEm72YtMJU

"We Are All Free To Do Whatever We Want To Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We are all free to do whatever we want to do,” he said that night. “Isn’t that simple and clean and clear? Isn’t that a great way to run a universe?” “Almost. You forgot a pretty important part,” I said. “Oh?” “We are all free to do what we want to do, as long as we don’t hurt somebody else,” I chided. “I know you meant that, but you ought to say what you mean.” There was a sudden shambling sound in the dark, and I looked at him quickly. “Did you hear that?” “Yeah. Sounds like there’s somebody...” He got up, walked into the dark. He laughed suddenly, said a name I couldn’t catch. ... more »

No Weakling Will Escape Getting Trumped

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President-elect Donald Trump will leave his mark on the most vulnerable people in society as America says goodbye to the Age of Aquarius and enlightenment and embraces a turbulent future based on past-their-sell-by-date ideas. Nothing will escape the predicted Trump earthquake which is set to shatter civil norms in the coming years and send shock-waves throughout progressive communities in the world. The oldest person to become US president is going to make America great again. AlterNet reports: How ‘We’ Will Not Survive Trump History proves that idea has never been true. “There’s... more »

British Muslims are the most patriotic

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The BBC were quite keen to publicise that survey by Policy Exchange that found British Muslims to be more patriotic than everyone else. But on the other hand, it found that a significant proportion of them believed that the Americans were responsible for 9/11. (Or did *not* believe that Al Qaeda was responsible.) MP Khalid Mahmood There’s a thread on Harry’s Place about it, which goes into much more detail than I wish to do, but I just thought the way the BBC presented it (Mishal Husain and two quarrelsome Muslim men squabbling on the Today programme) left one asking more questions... more »

"Humanity's Brotherhood Of Misery..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is messy. It's not easy and it's definitely not for the timid. Everyone has a past. Things that stab them right between the eyes. Old grudges. Old shame. Regrets that steal your sleep and leave you awake until you fear for your own sanity. Betrayals that make your soul scream so loud you wonder why no one else hears it. In the end, we are all alone in that private hell. But life isn't about learning to forgive those who have hurt you or forgetting the past. It's about learning to forgive yourself for being human and making mistakes. Yes, people disappoint us all the time. But... more »

Manuel Practices his English

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
I was particularly struck by the effort the BBC made to mark the sad departure of Andrew Sachs. I know the BBC goes into overdrive these days when people pass away, but there was another elephant in that room, which was of course the childish antics of those two oafs Ross and Brand. None of the BBC’s televised tributes to Sachs mentioned it at all; there was but a brief sentence on the website. Who knows if the distress caused by that pointless escapade hastened his decline, but I couldn’t help feeling the BBC was making a futile effort to put things right. All those clips from F... more »

Smiling over spilt blood

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
It’s reassuring to know that there’s someone in the Conservative Party with a realistic take on foreign affairs. If you haven’t already read Michael Gove’s piece in Friday’s Times (£) “Iran is smiling at the blood spilt in Syria” if you can’t access the Times online it’s also here , read it now. Here’s a taster: “For the Iranian regime, the West’s agreement to a nuclear deal was another sign of weakness, irresolution and short-termism. Iran will be free from any constraint after 15 years, and indeed it can prepare for the rapid acquisition of nuclear capability well before then... more »