Sunday, October 30, 2016

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Two Deeply Flawed Candidates For U.S. President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 minutes ago
*Stephen Collinson, CNN*: *The hubris of the 2016 candidates* *Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are better at beating themselves than each other.* They're not just the most unpopular presidential nominees in recent memory: In the epic drama of the 2016 election, they're also tarnished heroes who are perpetually humbled by their own self-defeating flaws. The rivals, playing out their tragicomic duel on the grandest electoral stage, are like two Shakespearean protagonists falling prey to hubris, the excessive pride that can make a politician believe the rules that go... more »

Early Voting Data Show Trump Winning Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 minutes ago
Latest voting data shows that Donald Trump is not only likely to win Florida by a landslide but also looks set to win the entire election. According to reports, most nationwide polls are underestimating the turnout of Trump supporters on election day: Mitt Romney lost the state of Florida to Obama in 2012 by less than 1% of the vote. (Keep that in mind throughout this post.) Here’s how the vote broke down in a very important and large Florida county (Lee) in 2012 – Romney won the county overall by about 17% (58-41) four years ago. So this is an area that is full of Republican vot... more »

Treason: Clinton Sold State Secrets To Middle East Via Huma Abedin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton allowed her closest aide Huma Abedin access to highly classified information, which Abedin would have then been able to sell onto Saudi Arabia. According to a protective detail assigned to guard Hillary Clinton and her two residences, Abedin often overrode standard security protocols during trips to the Middle East, and changed procedures for handling classified data, including CIA briefs intended for the president. The highly irregular handing of classified data by Clinton and Abedin is all the more disturbing due to Abedin’s connection to Saudi Arabia and the Mu... more »

WikiLeaks: Obama Is A Saudi Agent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 minutes ago
Hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta released by WikiLeaks suggests that Obama may be working on behalf of the Saudi regime. The 2008 email comes from Michael Froman, a former Citibank executive, who told Obama who to appoint in his cabinet team once elected President. reports: The email in question was even sent from Froman’s Citibank email address (rookie!) and includes “A list of African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, broken down by Cabinet/Deputy and Under/Assistant/Deputy Assistant level, plus a list of Native American, Ara... more »

BreXit : Abnegation

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 minutes ago

A Vision Of Light

Spike EP at News Spike - 25 minutes ago
Most people in This World are born dead. From some tiny spark, they grow and grow, We fill our memories and our hearts with experiences Good and Bad, Mostly Love, or Love Inverted Polarised In a continual state of flux A Super-energtic Solution. With love we gradually become alive, expanding geometrically in growth, always The King and his Dark Lady, Perfect and perfecting Love, Divine Comedy, the tragedies of matter and their mysteries We seek the cup, not suspecting or forgetting that there lies beyond the Still Deeper Well. We drink, We fill ourselves with so much of life, we begin... more »

West Virginia-- Its Own World Politically

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
National Democrats-- as opposed to reactionary "Manchin Democrats"-- have largely given up on West Virginia. In 2012 not only did Romney beat Obama 412,406 (62%) to 234,925 (36%), one of Obama's worst performances in America, but Romney won every single county in the state. This year doesn't look much better, although Hillary is ahead of Trump is Jefferson County (closest , and commuter-distance, to DC) and Monongalia counties and closing in on Kanawha, the biggest county in the state (Charleston) where Romney beat Obama by 12 points but where Hillary is just 4 points behind Trump... more »

BreXit : The Sickness

Spike EP at News Spike - 48 minutes ago
You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you will *never learn.* "Parts of Fight Club have *always been true. * *Every guy I know feels let down by his father.* Even my father feels let down by *his *father." *Chuck Palahniuk, * *Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)* *Wake up* Grab a brush and put a little (makeup) Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup) Why'd you leave the keys upon the table? Here you go create another fable Why'd you leave the keys upon the table? *You wanted to* I don't think you trust in m... more »

Come Hither, England's Hope.

Spike EP at News Spike - 56 minutes ago
Come hither, England's hope. Why, then 'tis time to arm and give direction. More than I have said, loving countrymen, The leisure and enforcement of the time Forbids to dwell upon: yet remember this, God and our good cause fight upon our side; The prayers of holy saints and wronged souls, Like high-rear'd bulwarks, stand before our faces; Richard except, those whom we fight against Had rather have us win than him they follow: For what is he they follow? truly, gentlemen, A bloody tyrant and a homicide; One raised in blood, and one in blood establish'd; One that made means to come... more »

Hero's Welcome: Water Protectors Return from Fargo Jail at CENSORED NEWS - 56 minutes ago
. Standing Rock water protectors return to camp after being brutalized by police and jailed in Fargo, North Dakota Video by Andrew Ironshell Thank you for sharing with Censored News

Playing politics with Auckland infrastructure is just what politicians do

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
What’s the connection between an Auckland stadium project and today's by-election politicking over light rail (or not) down Dominion Rd? Well, apart from the billions being fought about coming from the same pot (yours and mine) it’s the fact it’s so clear that politicians so readily place politics before sense when it comes to spending (or promising to spend) those billions. It was no more surprising that Phil Goff elected to kick off his mayoral duties by wool-gathering about stadia any more than Labour kicked off this by-election with a $1.4 billion dollar promise they’re in... more »

Quote of the Day: On ‘needs’ v rights

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
*“All forms of collectivism in the 20th century rejected the classical liberal notion of rights and all asserted in their own way that need is a claim. For the communists, the needs of the class (proletariat) were a claim against every individual. For the Nazis, the needs of the race were a claim. For fascists (Italian-style) and for architects of the welfare state, the needs of society as a whole were a claim. Since in all these systems the state is the personification of the class, the race, society as a whole, etc., all these ideologies imply that, to one degree or another, ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
Come hither, England's hope. If secret powers Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts, This pretty lad will prove our country's bliss. His looks are full of peaceful majesty, His head by nature framed to wear a crown, His hand to wield a sceptre, and himself Likely in time to bless a regal throne. Make much of him, my lords, for this is he Must help you more than you are hurt by me.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner Is Cooperating With The FBI On The Clinton Email Investigation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Breaking now on #FNS per @BretBaier -- Anthony Weiner is said to be cooperating with the FBI investigation. — FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) October 30, 2016 *Washington Examiner*: *Anthony Weiner cooperating with FBI on email probe* Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner is cooperating with authorities in the FBI investigation of his laptop that contains emails that prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of an unauthorized email server. The news that Weiner is cooperating, reported by Fox News' Bret Baier on Sunday, woul...more »

Is This The Reason Why FBI Director Comey Decided To Reopen The Clinton Investigation?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Daily Mail*: *EXCLUSIVE: Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him to admit he was wrong: Why Director Comey jumped at the chance to reopen Hillary investigation* * James Comey revived the investigation of Clinton's email server as he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents, sources say * The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn't recommend an indictment against Hillary * He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disa...more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Very faint but also very large on planet Earth's sky, a giant Squid Nebula cataloged as Ou4, and Sh2-129 also known as the Flying Bat Nebula, are both caught in this cosmic scene toward the royal constellation Cepheus. Composed with almost 17 hours of narrowband image data, the telescopic field of view is 4 degrees or 8 Full Moons across. Discovered in 2011 by French astro-imager Nicolas Outters, the Squid Nebula's alluring bipolar shape is distinguished here by the telltale blue-green emission from doubly ionized oxygen atoms. *Click image for larger size.* Though apparently comple... more »

Chet Raymo, "Dust" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Dust"* by Chet Raymo "In Chekhov's play "The Three Sisters" sister Masha refuses "to live and not know why the cranes fly, why children are born, why the stars are in the sky. Either you know and you're alive or its all nonsense, all dust in the wind." Why? Why? The striving to know is what frees us from the bonds of self, said Einstein. It's the striving, rather than our knowledge - which is always tentative and partial - that is important. I've been living with grandchildren for the past few weeks. They seem to me to spend an inordinate amount of time with smart phones, iPads, ... more »

As Venezuela's Crisis Escalates, President Maduro Meets The Opposition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *As crisis escalates, Venezuela's Maduro meets opposition* Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sat down on Sunday with members of the opposition and foreign mediators, a gesture his foes suspect is a time-wasting tactic to ease pressure on the unpopular socialist leader. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition has stepped up protests since authorities scuttled its push for a referendum this year on Maduro's rule, which opinion polls showed he would have lost, triggering a presidential election. Critics say 17 years of socialist rule have wrecked the OPEC nation's eco... more »

FBI Discovers 650,000 Emails On The Laptop Used By Hillary Clinton's Aide Huma Abedin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe* Laptop may contain thousands of messages sent to or from Mrs. Clinton’s private server. The surprise disclosure that agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are taking a new look at Hillary Clinton’s email use lays bare, just days before the election, tensions inside the bureau and the Justice Department over how to investigate the Democratic presidential nominee. Investigators found 650,000 emails on a laptop used by former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife Huma Abedin, a close Clinton aide... more »

Well, why SHOULDN'T the Wiener Guy be a playuh (THE playuh?) in these presidential election follies?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Oh great, just what these 2016 presidential follies needed -- the Wiener Guy is back!* *"There must be some recognition that it is important not to allow an investigation to become hijacked by the red-hot passions of a political contest . . . . It is antithetical to the interests of justice, putting a thumb on the scale of this election and damaging our democracy."* *-- former U.S. Deputy AGs Jamie Gorelick and Larry Thompsonin a WaPo op-ed,* "James Comey is damaging our democracy" *by Ken* Admit it, you thought this election couldn't get any wackier. You thought that if there w... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"A Walk"* "My eyes already touch the sunny hill. going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has inner light, even from a distance- and changes us, even if we do not reach it, into something else, which, hardly sensing it, we already are; a gesture waves us on answering our own wave... but what we feel is the wind in our faces." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by.

"A Sad Fact..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"A sad fact, of course, about adult life is that you see the very things you'll never adapt to coming toward you on the horizon. You see them as the problems they are, you worry like hell about them, you make provisions, take precautions, fashion adjustments; you tell yourself you'll have to change your way of doing things. Only you don't. You can't. Somehow it's already too late. And maybe it's even worse than that: maybe the thing you see coming from far away is not the real thing, the thing that scares you, but its aftermath. And what you've feared will happen has already taken ... more »

Liberty on the Rocks (Auckland): ‘Economics of Immigration,’ with Julian Darby

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: LOTR] There’s a lot to be said the subject of immigration, and on Wednesday night at Auckland’s next Liberty on the Rocks economist Julian Darby intends to say it, Or as much of it as you can say in thirty minutes or so that includes Q+A and drinks…. Join us for another fun networking event [say the LotR team]. This Wednesday we'll be joined by Julian Darby. *Immigration: Myths and Realities*Mr. Darby will discuss many of the myths about immigration and provide a summary of what economists have We hope to see you this Wednesday for another fun event and lively di... more »

In Cheese We Trust

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
American mass media often portray Donald Trump as an American version of Putin, if not his puppet. But it makes sense to take a closer look at the essence of Trump’s and Putin’s appeal to the respective populations. Let’s recap three broad topics: foreign policy, domestic policy, and economy. Both Putin and Trump focus on […]

Israel Continues To Dig At Heart Of Islam Beneath Al-Aqsa Mosque

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Iranian expert Emad Abshenass says Israel has found a way to bypass international rules and continue to excavate under the Islamic holy site of al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. Israel continues to ignore international rules and digs beneath al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, which could lead to the collapse of the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites in Islam outside of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, and an apocalyptic conflict with Islam. The excavations are carried out by Israel in the name of science and archaeology to find evidence of Jewish history around the T... more »

"We Risk Being Collateral Damage In The Neocon Lust For War" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"*We Risk Being Collateral Damage In The Neocon Lust For War"* by Chris Martenson "The winds of change are now swirling so rapidly that it's hard to make sense of what’s happening. And adding to the confusion is an all-out effort by the establishment to convince the masses that, despite the multiplying signs of instability, "everything is fine." The deceptions surrounding us are now constant and impossible to avoid. How much longer will it take until a critical mass of the populace starts to see through the delusion? The stock and bond markets are rigged by central banks and their ... more »

An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*The underdog, the diehard, and the lost cause. It’s beginning to look like Donald Trump may be all three. So today Bill Bonner extends a helping hand with an open letter to the Republican presidential candidate…* *Virtue of Ignorance* Dear Mr. Trump, First, we would like to apologise for all the insightful and well-informed things we have written about you. (Catch up here, here, and here.) But please keep in mind the context in which those remarks were made. Honestly, we think you’re tremendous. Tremendous. We love you. You are an imbecile, it’s true. But at least you are... more »

6.6 Earthquake Destroys Ancient Buildings In Italy

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Sunday morning close to the area where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August. The USGS said the quake was centered 6 km (3.7 miles) north of Norcia, a town in the province of Perugia. The ancient town of Norcia has been left in ruins following the powerful earthquake which knocked its historical 13th century Basilica of St Benedict and other buildings to the ground. No deaths have been reported, but Civil Protection says a number of people have been injured. The BBC reports: The medieval basilica of St Benedic... more »

The US & Israel's Taking of Raqqa Impeded by Intermeddlers

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*It’s quite clear that there are complications in the US plan to take Raqqa- As part of their ongoing remake the middle east agenda. I’ve been trying to flesh out exactly what is the problem for the US. To the best of my ability, of course! It is certain the US had desired and originally planned for Raqqa and Mosul to be taken at the same time. Literally, simultaneously. (Previous posts on the subject here at the blog)* *Flashback: **US Led Coalition Plans Two Pronged Attack Against ISIS in Raqqa and Mosul* *“The U.S.-led coalition plans to place simultaneous military pressure on ... more »

After Spending Billions To Build Afghanistan's Road Network, Much Of It Is Now Beyond Repair

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
In this 2013 photo, a vehicle drives along a stretch of Highway 1 damaged by a roadside bomb in Sayedabad, Afghanistan. (Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post) *Washington Post:* *The U.S. spent billions building roads in Afghanistan. Now many of them are beyond repair.* KABUL — Thirteen years ago, the United States called the reconstruction of the Kabul-Kandahar highway “the most visible sign” of efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. But today, that stretch of road is no longer a sign of progress. Instead, it is now littered with craters from bombs and insurgent checkpoints and is “beyond r... more »

"Courage..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

Paul Craig Roberts Says We Might All Be Dead Very Soon

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Economist and American civil servant Dr. Paul Craig Roberts warns of a real possibility that we might all end up dead much sooner than later as tensions rise between Russia and U.S. and the age of the apocalypse draws closer in the Middle East. Armageddon could soon be played out between east and west, between Russia and U.S. that could destroy the world and change it forever. Each side has a vast stockpile of nuclear weapons that have never been used and were painstakingly created for an unexpected day like today, with great reasoning and planning. A small percentage of these wea... more »

Syria’s UN Envoy ‘Appalled’ By Rebel Attacks On Civilians In Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said he is “appalled and shocked” that rebels in Aleppo are targeting civilians in the city. A statement released by de Mistura’s office says that relentless and indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by armed opposition groups have killed scores of civilians in Aleppo over the last 48 hours. Such attacks could amount to war crimes de Mistura said. On Sunday Syrian state media said rebels had used chemical weapons against government-controlled districts of Aleppo. RT reports: Scores of civilians, including several c... more »

Taliban Gain Ground As Regular Afghan Soldiers Are Now Surrendering Their Posts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Afghan National Army commandos load ammunition into their rifle magazines during an ongoing battle against Taliban militants, in Helmand province, on October 10, 2016 ©Noor Mohammad (AFP/File) *New York Times:* *Taliban Gain Ground in Afghanistan as Soldiers Surrender Their Posts* KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Besieged Afghan officials in the southern province of Oruzgan said on Sunday that scores of regular Afghan soldiers had surrendered in the past week to the Taliban, a trend also occurring recently in other provinces. The latest case involved 41 Afghan National Army soldiers who su... more »

Suzanne Evans for UKIP Leader

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Not *another* post about UKIP's leadership problems. Sorry, but those who've followed this blog's scribbling about the far left over the years know I have a penchant for declining political forces. And that's what we're going to be talking about here with the United Kingdom Independence Party, the coming to terms with being a never-were after being an almost-was. Yes, annoyingly, they might have achieved their primary objective, at least formally, but where now? After all, there are livelihoods at stake and, for some, a sense of self-importance. Where else is your average UKIP MEP ... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Rolling Stones, "It's All Over Now" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Rolling Stones, "It's All Over Now" -

"How It Really Is" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Syrian Rebels Launch Chemical Attack In Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
US backed rebels fired poison gas in two government-held areas of Aleppo on Sunday according to Syrian state media. Syria’s official SANA news agency reported that 35 people, both civilians and soldiers, were suffering from suffocation after shells loaded with poisonous gas struck the Dahiyet al-Assad and Hamdaniyeh neighborhoods in Aleppo. The symptoms among those injured indicates the use of highly toxic chlorine gas according to a local doctor. The pan-Arab Al-Mayadeen channel reported that at least one person died. Russia Today reports: RT Arabic’s crew in Aleppo reports 36 cas... more »

“Into The Dead Pool? Huma's Folder Marked ‘Life Insurance’” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Into The Dead Pool? Huma's Folder Marked ‘Life Insurance’”* by Charlie Kirk "Hillary Clinton's top and closest aide, Huma Abedin, was nowhere to be found on the Hillary Campaign plane as it flew to Florida today; a "first" for the Clinton Campaign. Abedin has been at Hillary's side every step of the way, from the time Hillary was Secretary of State, all the way up to Friday as the campaign plane flew to and from Iowa. Word is out that Huma is no longer welcome near Mrs. Clinton after revelations that Hillary e-mails ended-up on Huma's home computer and the home laptop computer of ... more »

Russia Positions Submarines Off The Coast Of Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Crew members onboard a Russian submarine during celebrations in July 26. The Swedish armed forces refused to comment on whether the latest discovery could be a similar vessel. Photograph: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters *The Independent*: *Russia sending three submarines towards Syria in preparation for major assault on Aleppo* Russia previously used the vessels to target Isis in Syria. Three Russian submarines armed with cruise missiles have reportedly joined a naval battleforce heading towards Syria. The Royal Navy and Nato have been tracking the two Akula-class submarines and a diesel-pow... more »

It's Not Too Late To Make A Difference In A Handful Of Congressional Races

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The new Reuters/Ipsos battleground state polls that came out this morning, show ties in the presidential match-ups in Ohio (45-45%) and Nevada (40-40%) but show Clinton with leads in Wisconsin (47-42%), North Carolina (48-44%), Florida (49-45%), Arizona (43-42%), Iowa (44-42%), New Hampshire (44-40%), Michigan (41-37%), Pennsylvania (48-46%), Virginia (48-39%), Minnesota (41-37%) and Colorado (46-43%). Trump is ahead in 3 reliably red-leaning states: Georgia (48-43%), South Carolina (49-44%) and Missouri (48-42%). But the most shocking polling news of the morning was from hard-to-... more »

Government: "The Odor of Desperation" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Odor of Desperation," Introduction* by Michael Covel "Vladimir Putin made headlines Thursday by asking a very simple question: “What, is America now a banana republic?” It was a rhetorical question. Putin thinks the answer is an obvious no. He was merely responding to “hysteria” about Russia being able to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. But is the thought of America as a banana republic so far-fetched? A banana republic is essentially a politically unstable, lawless, corrupt country with a ruling class of elites who exploit the government and economy... more »

How come so many are so blind to ideas?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Why are so many so blind to the power of ideas or, more, so blind to the philosophical conclusions they've absorbed themselves without question? Philosopher Harry Binswanger has a hypothesis that those two phenomena are linked: that they have absorbed the Idea "that ideas—especially philosophic ideas—are irrelevant to behaviour . . . and to history." *Journalists [for example] who are immersed in a sea of like-minded colleagues and friends, don’t think they are slanting the news. They are not “ideologues”–that’s what their opponents are. They just report plain fact, “telling it li... more »

More of the same

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
As we wrote here the other week: This week's *The World This Weekend *was much the same with a strong anti-Brexit angle (the risks posed to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) opening the programme and then, after the news, a string of anti-Brexit/pro-EU voices (three nationalist voters, a Republican writer, Senator George Mitchell, a harbour chief executive, a businessman and the Irish foreign minister Charlie Flanagan) piling up a damning case against Brexit and, finally, a pro-Brexit interviewee (DUP leader Arlene Foster) appearing to answer all th... more »

Huma Abedin Seeks FBI Immunity Deal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Huma Abedin is seeking an immunity deal with the FBI in the wake of James Comey’s announcement that the agency have reopened their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Abedin, who serves as vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for President, is allegedly seeking the immunity deal so that if she testifies against Clinton and Obama, she will not face prosecution herself. According to an FBI insider, Huma has indicated that she would be willing to talk to them as long as they guarantee her immunity. Rumors of the immunity deal began swirlin... more »

The Battle For The Syrian City of Aleppo -- News Updates October 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*DW*: *Syrian forces counter major rebel assault with airstrikes* Syrian government forces backed by airstrikes have launched a counteroffensive to repel a major assault by opposition fighters in the northern city of Aleppo. The rebels are battling to break a lengthy regime siege. Much of the fighting on Saturday was concentrated around Aleppo's western fringe where a coalition of rebel groups had gained ground on Friday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based monitoring group said insurgents were able to capture the neighborhood of Assad as part... more »

The Real Reasons Why James Comey Reopened the Hillary Investigation

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 9 hours ago
This last Friday it became public record that FBI Director James Comey reopened the Hillary Clinton email server investigation after repeatedly testifying before Congress and the world up to last July that he’d closed the case, after in his words not finding sufficient evidence of “any criminal wrongdoing” to indict her in spite of her four years as Secretary of State egregiously breaching our national security, committing obstruction of justice and willful tampering with evidence, deleting 30,000 emails *after* receiving a court subpoena constituting destruction of evidence, not ... more »

It Is Going To Get Worse In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Lydia Wilson, Daily Beast*: *Think Iraq Looks Bad Now? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet* Already, the treatment of Sunnis in areas liberated from the so-called Islamic State is laying the groundwork for more hatred, violence, and terror to come. “This is payback for the Speicher massacre,” a Shia soldier said to a Sunni as he stomped all over him and some other helpless Sunni prisoners, his colleagues hitting them with whatever came to hand: metal rods, shovels, pipes, cables. He was referring to a notorious mass execution of Shia military cadets by ISIS in June 2014. In August this y... more »

This BBC Brexit storm

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
That feeling of drowning in a tsunami of BBC anti-Brexit bias swept over me again as I was listening to this month's *From Our Home Correspondent *on Radio 4. The programme's website pre-announced one of the features like this: Torcuil Crichton looks at the issues raised by Brexit from the perspective of those living and working in his native Western Isles. Would it be positive? Would it be negative? Would it be neutral? It was a foregone conclusion really. Of course it was negative. This is BBC Radio 4. Nothing else should ever have been expected. Torcuil Crichton of the *Dail... more »

Despite Brexit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
There was a classic example of the media phenomenon known as 'despite Brexit' on *The World This Weekend*'s new bulletin this week: The government has revealed more about the deal that persuaded the Japanese car maker Nissan to invest in building two new models at its site in Sunderland *despite the vote for Brexit*.

Hillary Clinton: Nothing says "respect for women" like having Jennifer Lopez shake her ample almost bare butt in your face...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*and holding a "meet and great" in a Miami bar on Sunday is just pathetic.* I won't even begin to explore this whole Comey/Clinton emails/Weiner/Abeden/FBI thing going on. My distaste and distrust of the MSM means we're not hearing anything that's even remotely true. What is true, is that the only way Clinton can get anyone to attend her rallies is to drag out ageing "stars" to wiggle and bare their ass while singing songs with lewd and nasty lyrics. Way to go, Hill. WTHell! Is Lopez farting into her mic? And then this morning she campaigns in a bar in Miami. I kid you... more »

Iraq's Band Of Brothers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The Golden Division of Iraqi special forces is led by Lt. Col. Ali Hussein Fadil, a modern Muslim warrior whose training was shaped by the U.S. invasion in 2003. *Chicago Tribune/L.A. Times*:* Iraqi band of brothers watch 'American Sniper,' play 'Call of Duty' – and they're out to recapture Mosul* Just before sunset on the first day of the Mosul offensive, Lt. Col. Ali Hussein Fadil called his soldiers to attention in a field about 30 miles east of the city where they had bivouacked. After five months of training, and now three days of waiting, the 166-strong Najaf battalion of th... more »

Scientists Say Universe Is Part Of 4th Dimension Born From Black Hole

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A new scientific theory claims our universe was born from an Event Horizon event as part of a second dimension in an enormous black hole gobbling up other universes in the fourth dimension. At the very beginning of time, around 13.8 billion years ago, there was a hot dense energetic point where the laws of physics did not apply – something scientists today refer to as a ‘singularity’. The only other place where a singularity occurs in the Universe and all the known laws of physics are temporarily abandoned is at the event horizon of a black hole – which scientists cannot explain. W... more »

Ancient Egyptian Coin Proves Aliens Visited Earth

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The discovery of an ancient coin in an Egyptian house which depicts an alien-like creature is proof that UFOs and aliens have visited earth during its history, according to UFO researchers. Researchers have found numerous coins in the past that depict ‘flying objects’, but a discovery like the one posted below seems to offer more concrete proof that we have indeed been visiting by aliens – tens of thousands of years ago. Ancient Code reports: A newly found coin –which by the way has all the right ingredients for being called out as a fake— has woken interest among skeptics and UFO... more »

The Putin Doctrine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Worth listening to - see a side of Putin that the western media never shows the public.

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iraqi Shi'ite commander says Mosul battle 'no picnic' as troops advance* Iraqi troops and security forces edged closer to Mosul on two southern fronts on Sunday but a leader of the Shi'ite militias newly participating in the offensive warned that the battle for Islamic State's Iraq stronghold would be long and grueling. A military statement said the army's Ninth Armoured Division raised the Iraqi flag in the village of Ali Rash, about 7 km (4 miles) southeast of Mosul, after recapturing it from the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim militants. Further south, an Interior Mini... more »

Coming soon

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
If you teach introductory economics, you might be interested to know that my publisher is hosting a number of webinars in the coming weeks to show some of the changes and enhancements to the 8th edition of my favorite textbook and to demonstrate the digital technology that supports the text. You can sign up here. (The new edition will be coming off the presses in about a month, ready for spring classes.)

DiCaprio new climate movie is truly pathetic

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Hours ago, National Geographic released the new 95-minute-long movie "Before the Flood" created by Leonardo DiCaprio on their YouTube channel: DiCaprio is facing trouble because they caught him when he was misappropriating a rainforest fund in an international money laundering scandal so he surely hopes that this movie will help him to decriminalize himself. It's probably the most superficial movie on the climate issue that has been released so far, beating even No Pressure 10:10, An Inconvenient Truth, The Times of the Stupid, 2055, and many other "masterpieces". DiCaprio never g... more »

Nice That The NY Times Endorsed Zephyr Teachout And Tom Suozzi But...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
It's been a downbeat election cycle and the *NY Times*' down-ballot endorsements yesterday reflect it. The highlight was an endorsement of Zephyr Teachout-- kind of a no-brainer compared to John Faso, a crooked lobbyist propped up by modern-day robber baron hedge fund managers Paul Singer and Robert Mercer. "Ms. Teachout," wrote the editorial board dryly, "is the better candidate for this era of gridlock and disillusionment. She promises to be the strong voice for change in Washington that so many angry voters are demanding." Yes, she does. But the *Times* headlined their column o... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday... Last Sunday of October... And once again time for my weekly rant... First, I am indeed feeling a whole lot better these days, and it does appear that the worse of my sinus infections and colds has now passed.... Again, these were not as severe as in past years and I would say that it is in part thanks to taking better care of myself and not subjecting myself to the chemicals from the quacks in big Pharma..... Well, I have indeed been reading all the reports coming over the alternative media these last few days concerning the new "charges" that Hilla... more »

French Military To Leave Central African Republic. Militias Are Gathering To Take Their Place

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*RFI*: *Threat of violence looms in CAR as France's Sangaris op ends* Armed militias were reported to be gathering in the Central African Republic (CAR) ahead of Monday's withdrawal of French troops of Operation Sangaris, which started three years ago to halt bloodletting that followed a sectarian civil war. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who told parliament that the operation had "been a success" earlier this month, flew to Bangui on Sunday to declared Sangaris officially over the following day. About 350 French troops, equipped with observation drones, are to remain... more »

Pirate Party Falls Short in Iceland Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Pirate Party surge falls short in Iceland election* LONDON — The Pirate Party, a radical movement of anarchists and hackers that didn’t exist this time four years ago, surged to third place in Iceland’s national elections but fell well short of expectations that it could top the vote, according to results released Sunday. The outcome of the Saturday election more than triples the number of Pirates in the country’s parliament, the world’s oldest, and it ensures that the renegade movement will remain a force in Icelandic politics for years to come. The Pirates... more »

Is Hillary Clinton's Strategy To Personally Attack The FBI Director A Smart One?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Margaret Talev & Mark Niquette, Bloomberg*: *Clinton’s Attacking Strategy to Blunt Comey Damage Has Risks* * FBI Director said to have acted over Lynch’s objections * Trump says ‘very serious things’ must have prompted Comey Hillary Clinton’s campaign hopes its unusually swift response to revelations about a fresh FBI investigation related to a past probe of her private e-mail server will blunt the political damage amid concern about close Senate races as well as the presidential election. Nine days before the election, Clinton and her aides went on the attack, intensifying criti... more »

Questions, questions

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Following on from the previous post... I suspect that some of you might find the following links - and the discussion below the posts - highly interesting: Up In Lights Diplomatic Derek In a nutshell, it concerns Derek Bateman - a leading BBC presenter in Scotland who quit the BBC before the Scottish independence referendum to support the independence cause. His blog regularly (and wittily) lays into his former employer, the BBC, over what he sees as the corporation's anti-independence bias, and his insider revelations caused the BBC establishment in Scotland a wee bit of embarr... more »

A Happy And Safe Halloween - October 31, 2016

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
*Wishing All A Safe & Happy Halloween in 2016. May we all Light Up.*

Why Is It So Hard To Trim The Pentagon's Budget

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
F-35 Production Line *William Hartung, Mother Jones/Tom Dispatch:* *Why Can't We Rein In This Ridiculous Military Spending?* *William Hartung on fear, greed, and the cash cow Congress won't touch.* Through good times and bad, regardless of what's actually happening in the world, one thing is certain: In the long run, the Pentagon budget won't go down. It's not that the budget has never been reduced. At pivotal moments, like the end of World War II as well as the war's end in Korea and Vietnam, there were indeed temporary downturns, as there was after the Cold War. More recently, t... more »

When Are New Weapons Too Late

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
M109A6 Paladin howitzers are seen under a cloudy sky at the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment motor pool at Fort Hood, Texas, March 22, 2013. (Photo by Ken Scar/U.S. Army) *James Hasik, RCD/Atlantic Council*: *How Late is Too Late for New Weapons?* The Pentagon’s drive for innovation is up against adversaries' efforts to “occupy leading positions” themselves. Back at the beginning of August, I wrote an essay about how soon was too soon with new weapons. Some historical perspective, I thought, should inform the aims of the Pentagon’s Third Offset strategy. And yet, to foc... more »

Mosul Campaign Day Thirteen, Oct 29, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Hashd and Federal Police were moving southwest of Mosul heading for the town of Tal Afar on the thirteenth day of the Mosul operation. That led to more inflammatory remarks by Turkey. There were also more executions by the Islamic State and displacement. On October 29, 2016 the Hashd announcedthey were joining the Hashd operation. The aim was to capture the towns of Hatra, Tal Abta and Tal Afar. The various groups were taking three routes to Tal Afar from the southeast. They were supported by elements of the Federal Police. Together they freed 15 towns. The Hashd entering t...more »

Has Edward Snowden Forced U.S. Intelligence To Be Better At Their Job?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© AFP 2016/ Frederick Florin *Jack Goldsmith, Hoover Institution*: *The Snowden Cure* America and its intelligence establishment have recovered from Edward Snowden’s disclosures—and are better off for them Three years ago, the Guardian published the first story based on the huge archive of documents Edward Snowden stole from the National Security Agency while working as an NSA contractor. Then–attorney general Eric Holder’s Justice Department quickly charged Snowden with felonies for theft of government property and mishandling classified information. This May, however, Holder pr... more »

More U.S. Soldiers To Be Deployed To Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
American soldiers were seen at an outpost in Fatisah alongside Kurdish soldiers, with some even seen wearing the badges (right shoulder of left soldier) of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit. ** *In Syria, the U.S. may need more troops to manage shaky alliance* U.S. commanders in the Middle East are trying to determine whether 300 U.S. troops on the ground inside Syria will be enough to oust the Islamic State group from its self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa. It’s not a question of combat power. The U.S. has plenty of local allies willing to fight ISIS there. The cha... more »

Personalization or Profiling? Childhood in the Ed-Tech Era

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears October 30, 2016 [image:] As states pull together their plans for ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) it's important for parents and teachers to understand what the next phase of education reform looks like. This slide share presented at the Movement of Rank and File Educators' Social Justice Curriculum Fair in New York City recently provides a good introduction. Click on the graphic above for the slide show and be sure to explore the links that ... more »

The Hidden History of America

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Daniel Sheehan was lead attorney for the Christic Institute that helped blow open the Iran-Contra scandal during the late 1980's. The Christic Institute represented the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice when we went into federal court in 1989 to try to stop NASA's Galileo launch of plutonium-238 into space. Sheehan knows the story about America's fascist 'Deep state' as well as anyone.

Wind Farms Can Cause Stress And Sleep Loss, DECC Study Finds

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Annoyance caused by living next to a noisy wind farm can lead some people to become stressed and lose sleep, a Government review has found. A "clear link" between the amount of noise emitted by an energy site and irritation experienced by nearby residents was identified in a report […]

Will Hendry Give Swansea Bay The Go-Ahead?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood One of two interesting news items in the Telegraph today: It was in July 2008 that Charles Hendry suggested it would be “interesting to look at the scope for tidal lagoons” in the UK. As the then-shadow energy minister explained to fellow MPs, “some people say that they […]

We’re following Germany down the primrose path of green energy madness – Booker

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Booker on the ever rising cost of the Climate Change Act: Hollow laughter greeted the warning from Ed Davey that Britain is “sleepwalking” towards electricity blackouts. In his years in charge of our energy and climate-change policy, no one did more to ensure that we are heading for […]

The Afghan Taliban Are Waging War Using Social Media To Document Their Successes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
An Afghan man takes a photograph with his mobile phone in Herat (December 11, 2009). Image Credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl *New York Times*:* Fire, Film, Tweet: The Taliban’s New Way of War* KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters posed for the camera, their shawls and bandannas covering their identities but not their jubilation, as they captured the main roundabout in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz early this month in what could have been called “operation hoist the flag and pull out a smartphone.” The shaky cellphone video directly contradicted Afghan and American military s... more »

"Qashqai or cash cow?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Lots of people across social media have been echoing the following point made by David Vance a couple of days ago: Yesterday was a day of positive economic news for the UK economy. Clearly this does not suit the BBC narrative of post-Brexit vote doom and gloom. So we have the perfunctory acknowledgement that the Government has done well to keep Nissan manufacturing in Sunderland and then …the immediate conspiracy theories as to what “deal” has been given to the Japanese car manufacturer. Behaving like an echo-chamber of an enraged Labour Party, the BBC has been postulating what “s... more »

Pundits; what do they know?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Isn’t it unsettling when the TV pundits evidently know less than you do? I want them to know *more* than I do otherwise what’s the point? I’m not talking about the I/P conflict for once - you’ve undoubtedly already written that off as the topic no-one *wants* to know very much about. A few judicious cries of “What Israel is *doing*” and “Shame on you” should suffice. No, I’m referring to the extraordinarily pedestrian discussion about the UKip leadership contest on today’s Sunday Politics, with Tim Shipman, Isabel Oakeshott, Steve Richards and of course Andrew Neil. They began talk... more »

Women drive me crazy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Yep its all about my Mother who I never knew so my experiace] may not tunnel you but its my pathway Taking into that account I am grown up and my parents have all gone away So mother and wife and sister and brother why do you want to change me in any way for humans are like little cherry trees once the roots take roots you cant get more blossoms and you can trim at will but the tree will be the same

Economic News , Data & Views...... October 30 , 2016 ..... Quick Hits For Sunday -1) Markets : Crude Oil Finally Set To See Price Tumble ( OPEC Production Freeze Gambit Not Making Progress ) ; Rumors Flying BOE Governor Mark Carney Make Step down - Could Make Announcement As Soon As This Week ; Political Uncertainty , Rising Dollar , Falling Oil - Hedge Funds Cutting Exposure Into These Headwinds. 2) Around Europe : Iceland's Pirate Party Set To Come In Third Place , Independence Party ( Incumbent ) Set To Probably Stay In Power ; ISIS Claims Knife Attack In Hamburg , Germany ; YouGov Polling For UK - How Vote Would Go W/O UKIP ; CETA - What Does It Mean For EU Trade Policy ; Spain Finally Has A Gov't ( Rajoy & PP Led Minority Gov't ) - What Occurs Now. 3) Iraq : Mosul Update & General State Of Play. 4) Syria Updates - Political & Battlefield Items. 5) US Politics - Presidential Campaign Related Items In focus. 6) Turkey Items - Ongoing Purge In Focus . 7) Libya In Focus - Battlefield & Political Updates. 8) Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Markets ...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 37m 37 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted Holger Zschaepitz Crude price just may come under pressure in the near term , as OPEC's inability to reach a deal on freezing production becomes a reality. fred walton added, *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner OPEC splits prevent deal with other producers to curb supply. Oil prices below $50/bbl. *Lee Saks* ‏@Lee_Saks 17h 17 hours ago #OPEC | #SaudiArabia inisists #Iran should shoulder at least part of the efforts in rebalancing market. #oil offici... more »

A question and some speculation

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Over at *The Conservative Woman*, David Keighley asks a telling question: Given how many programmes have been genuinely *negative *about Brexit and have explored Brexit from the perspective of potential* harmful *outcomes since June 23, the nation is unquestionably owed at least one such programme in the very near future, surely? David (who has the ear of a number of parliamentarians) adds the following, which I found particularly intriguing: Are those parliamentarians correct in their speculation that there's "a group within BBC senior management" who "have decided that they s... more »

Moving a Giant Aircraft Carrier In A Dry Dock (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: One word sums up this operation .... patience.

How To Build An Aircraft Carrier (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *If You Have $5 Billion and 60,000 Tons of Steel, You Can Build Your Own Aircraft Carrier* *Oh, you'll also need 2,500 workers and four acres worth of flight deck.* Aircraft carriers are undeniably impressive. Essentially floating airports on the sea, they are the structural backbone of the U.S. Navy and are engineering marvels in their own right. But what does it take to actually build one of these monsters? Well first, get ready to spend some cash. The Science Channel breaks down the money, materials, and procedural steps it takes to build an aircraft carrie... more »

Inventor's 'Ghost Boat' Will Not Be Bought By The Pentagon Nor Will They Permit Him To Sell It Abroad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Bloomberg*:* The Feds Won’t Buy This $19 Million Stealth Boat—or Let It Be Sold Abroad* *With his patents under gag order, Gregory Sancoff is being ghosted by the government.* Self-made millionaire Gregory Sancoff has spent a decade and $19 million building a highly unusual stealth boat. Called Ghost, it’s designed to be faster, more stable, and more fuel-efficient than anything currently in the U.S. Navy’s fleet, he says. “It’s such a smooth ride, you can sit there and drink your coffee going through six-foot swells,” he proudly told Bloomberg Businessweek in 2014. But there’... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*Russia was denied membership into the UN human rights council — Hungary and Croatia got the open seats instead Notorious Liberian warlord 'General Buttnaked' wants money to rehabilitate the child soldiers he once trained He's taken a leaf from the US playbook. 6 ways New York City is preparing for the next Superstorm Sandy A mysterious cloud moving 700,000 mph is going to collide with our galaxy — here's what will happen More Details: FBI Came Across A "Device" Which Contained New Emails As Part Of "Unrelated Investigation" Russia Kicked Out Of UN Human Rights Counc... more »

I DONT KNOW. But its frighting

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Hang on baby its not going to be alright but our love will make it better the Kardashion solution that makes sense in a Zombie apocluyl;s

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

It makes no differance

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Who is elected who rules. It used to be important but now the internet rules. So we are all equal in cyberspace and if you dont code, your program is terminated. So harsh the ones and zeros. The world today is falling apart and that is a good thing as long as we have enought lego to put it all together. The corrupt system must collapse and we need to embrace a new brotherhood. A place where taking is as bad as a sexual crime. Hands off the ladies lads, just use natural charms. Same for goverment which is the organiazation fighting Nhilism. Today I wonder if we would not have been ... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Serrated torches cleave the undesired

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Serrated torches cleave the undesired* by ÉirePort Serrated torches cleave the undesired. Partialities are massed and deleted. Fires of Higher Energetics precede the armies of Joy. Gaia is reborn. ÉirePort | October 30, 2016 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL:

Why we drink and drug so much

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
We drink and drug so much because we have time to Thinkaboot the human condition cause if your an animal you have no horizen your trapped in your DNA without the opposable thumb and a CPU to make it move So here we are humans nomilally not hariry and full of love do you ever wonder how an animal falls in love like say a Lion and his pride do the girls giggle when made brides? No one said it better than the Boss all men want to be rich and rich men want to be king I just wonder what woeman would want? A society based upon nuture instead of conquest as a man I would want what my mo... more »

Recommended viewing (though not by me)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago recommended by Andrew Marr Andrew Marr recommended something this morning: Well, if anyone's able to get onto Twitter and you click on 'Michael Moore', the American satirist's kind of rant about why people are voting for Trump and why Trump might win, it's well worth watching - even though we can't show it because it's very four-lettered. It's not something *I'd* have recommended, but then I'm not a BBC type. They do seem to like Michael Moore at the BBC though. (Maybe it's something to do with the fact that he looks like Mark Mardell's scruffy identical twin). Still, I've... more »

Woody Guthrie we hardly knew you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Ever heard of Bob Dlyan while he built his house with Woody bricks and there is nothing wrong copyright wise with taking genius and making it your own Thinkaboot this while you are getting higher than the Empire State I got no problem with the flight but when you come down Jesus Crish do something.

Real Real Gone

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I got Van Morrison as the sharp tip of the arrow and he is telling me life is a struggle everyone does not no this today because they come from K13 or the education system where everything is brony and unicorns and candy flos meanwhile half the students did not eat before comming to school and we can not try fixing that

The Brave New World Of Trump And His Deplorables-- Headed Our Way?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Ms. Rote, Trumpist election rigger* America doesn't have enough problems on its hands? Now we have the newly activated-- courtesy of the orange narcissist-- what Trump referred to as "the poorly educated" and what Clinton called "the deplorables." (I've been referring to them as "life's losers" all during the cycle.) Point is, whatever you call them, they're stupid, paranoid, brainwashed by years of Fox and Hate Talk Radio, feeling set-upon and self righteous... and armed and dangerous. One of them is even the Sheriff of Milwaukee County! That said, meet Terri Rote of Des Moines, d... more »

Prepper Fever

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Fever fits and some heat and knowing what to do its all about being a man or women or death Yeah Zombie Apocalypse or nothing most people would survive for ten minutes because of the structure we have surmised In WW2 80% of the population was more or less self surfactant and the footprint was such that the hundred presenters could easy share and keep life alive for those who never thought for one second in their lives there was a need to think to survive Today baby that's all you should be thinkingaboot if you believe in math The earth is just a great water fountain and somehow with...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Re-Segregating America, One University After Another* *People of color demanding segregation makes a mockery of MLK's vision* “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” —Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963 While Americans remain distracted by the election, college campuses across the nation are busy turning Martin Luther King’s vision on its head. Students are demanding to be segregated, and spineless administrators are accommodating them. At...more »

Argentina: A UFO Landing Site in Tucumán?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Contexto - San Miguel de Tucumán (Argentina)Date: 10.30.2016* *Argentina: A UFO Landing Site in Tucumán?* Previously undisclosed material discloses one of the outer space phenomena with the highest global impact. In La Cocha, Tucumán, experts may have discovered the existence of a spacecraft (sic) landing area. Images captured show considerable UFO activity in the south of this province. Experts are engaged in field studies to corroborate the strong presence and exploration missions by extraterrestrial craft (sic) in La Concha, a mountainous volcanic are...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Global cooling coming* *From his study of climate cycles, prominent Russian climatologist Habibullo Abdussamatov can see signs that we are already on a cooling trajectory. His latest paper below* The New Little Ice Age Has Started H.I. Abdussamatov Abstract Since 1990, the Sun has been in the declining phase of the quasi-bicentennial variation in total solar irradiance (TSI). The decrease in the portion of TSI absorbed by the Earth since 1990 has remained uncompensated by the Earth's long-wave radiation into space at the previous high level because of the thermal inertia of t... more »

Dry Wells Everywhere

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
No matter how aful Trump is, and I agree he is awful to the ultimate degree, a grifter born wealthy. It appears to me that the Clinton machine is responsible for making the world worse and the email from Wikileaks if true prove she will make the situation worse. So when you have to choose between children who should live, we have this kind of election. The media is the biggest loser in this, and maybe the people are the biggest winners. We have had the Randolph Hearsts and Murdochs using the power of the word to direct us forever. In this election they have found the ink well does go... more »

What does Hillary's "stronger together", really mean?

Gforce at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 16 hours ago
What does Hillary's "stronger together", really mean? I, Hillary Rodham Clinton, wishes to thank U, the useful idiots who voted and worked their butts out, to get me elected to Office. stronger together means votes I get, thru means foul & bold, at the expense of the OTHER smearing, scheming, cheating & lying, beating Trump like no other groaning, moaning, rather be dead, the loser'll wish, sooner the better. stronger together means with absolute power, I become more corrupt, stronger than ever as the middle class toll and slave and diminish altogether open borders, mor... more »

Economic News , Data & Views.....October 29 , 2016......Quick hits For Saturday - 1) Market Wrap : Bond Market Rout Bloodies Stocks ; Federal Reserve December Rate Hike Odds Fall Notably - Aftershock From Renewed Clinton Email-gate Probe ; Oil Rocked On Friday - Iran & Iraq Refuse To Freeze Output , OPEC Yet To Agree On Details For Output Reduction Plan , Friday Meeting Stretches Into Saturday. 2) Around The Horn For Europe : Greece In Focus - Creditor Talks ( Second Review - State Of Play ) , TV Auction Controversy Update , Economic Developments Update , President Obama Visit Update ; Europe Financial Headlines - Rating Actions , NIRP , Draghi ; Deutsche Bank Travails - Demand Europe Provide 150 BL To Bail Out Banks ( Again ) , Deutsch Bank " Fall Of The House Of Usher " Detailed ; Spain Political Updates - PSOE & United Left In focus . 3) US Election Shocker - FBI Re-Opens Email-Gate Probe. 4) Libya In Focus : Domestic Politcs ; International Politics & Meddlers Updates ; Security Or Lack Thereof In Libya.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Markets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 37s 37 seconds ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Peak Monetary Stimulus http:// -commentary-peak-monetary-stimulus.html?spref=tw … Alway interesting & useful ! *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 1h 1 hour ago Good morning from Cologne. Global stocks have lost $271bn in mkt cap this week as bloodiest bond rout in 3yrs dent risk sentiment. *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 12h 12 hours ago December Fed Rate-Hike odds slide below 70% on FBI Clinto... more »

The worlds lives matter

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 hours ago
Suddenly the nothing to see folks are faced with a supernova radiating troubled truths jamming the gears of the reality distortion field The FBI has taken its gun out of the holster just when the superhuman crew guaranteed just like there would never be a nuclear accident the duck tape would hold forever Pravda in English has become the New York Times not as clumsy as Baghdad Bob but just as transparent spinning Clinton Dirt like a Meile washing machine in an impeccable impossibly privileged couch patato facebook hero genetically delivered liberal New York loft Framing the story as t... more »

Ignoring the leed

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Suddenly the nothing to see folks are faced with a supernova radiating troubled truths jamming the gears of the reality distortion field The FBI has taken its gun out of the holster just when the superhuman crew guaranteed just like there would never be a nuclear accident the duck tape would hold forever Pravda in English has become the New York Times not as clumsy as Baghdad Bob but just as transparent spinning Clinton Dirt like a Meile washing machine in an impeccable liberal New York loft Framing the story as technical gobble gook emails here and personal servers there and really... more »

Electoral News

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 17 hours ago
For the last few months I have been focusing on Electoral Reform here at Democracy Under Fire and in order to 'keep up' have a Google Alert set to give me the headlines on this subject each day. Generally they are just 'more of the same' with one side whining about *having a referendum* and the other saying there can be no choice but a 'proportional' system. Yesterday there were a couple of items with a little different spin that got my attention, I am not going to attempt to summarize them here or comment (much) on them but simply provide a brief clip and a link to the original art... more »

WikiLeaks: Podesta Had Disturbing ‘Beyond Discipline’ Plan For Leakers

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A new WikiLeaks email from John Podesta’s account reveals the Clinton campaign manager was worried about internal leaks and plotted to “make an example of a suspected leaker” by punishing them with “beyond internal discipline” – whether or not there was “any real basis for it.“ Responding to an email from John Benenson about a “damaging” leak, Podesta wrote, “I generally agree with the point, but we need a strategy on this that goes beyond internal discipline.“ As well as exposing the Clinton camp as the kind of organization that punishes people based on suspicion alone, the quest... more »

Another lovely day on the Taichung 46

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
[image: misc_DSC03422] *The entrance to the Taichung 46 (Zhongpi Road) off the 8 southeast of Dongshih* Today I went up to the Taichung 46 with Iris and Dom for some excellent riding (map link). Pics below the fold... [image: misc_DSC03425] The white spots are bags protecting the fruit from chemical sprays. Forgot the camera was set to 400 ISO, so things are a bit washed out... [image: misc_DSC03426] The opening climb is easy. The government is obviously trying to promote this area as a tourist area full of leisure farms, but it seems an uphill struggle. Not many tourists in the are... more »

Getting Played

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Donald Trump knows how to play people for suckers. That talent -- if you can call it that -- has been on display throughout his presidential campaign. The latest example is FBI Director James Comey. Frank Bruni writes in the *New York Times*: How strange but how fitting. This entire election is being conducted in the key of hysteria, and Comey just found a way to amplify that ugly music. Listen, Clinton made an awful decision in setting up a private email server, then compounded that error by dragging her feet through defensive non-apologies that gave the story such legs. Now she... more »


Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
This kind of crap is one reason Drew of Taiwan in Cycles and I laugh so hard at the bike path claims of the government. These stairs here are plopped right down in a bike path, and they didn't even bother to put in a ramp. Yes, this "game" from the Taiwan Cycling Festival asks you to go around the island and do stupid things, such as "write KOM using your butt". Clearly written for six year olds for the amusement of four year olds. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture po... more »

New Train Station Blues

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
In Taichung the new elevated train lines with the new train stations were just completed. The Taichung station is the particular subject of complaints. The new station has only one escalator in each section going up and down -- in the morning these are packed, slowing everyone down. In the old Taichung station the tracks were at street level, and it was possible to run to make a train. Now you have to climb stairs. People are reporting they have to leave much earlier in the morning, and navigation in the new station is difficult. The new stations are also demonstrating the usual s... more »

"A Message From The Queen" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"A Message From The Queen"* Author Unknown "To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.) Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, which she does not fan... more »


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
The BBC might not report Lewisham Islamic centre’s response to the recent judgment against Shakeel Begg, but not to worry, it’s been cross posted at Harry’s Place. (Do read the comments before they're deleted automatically at the end of a week(?) ) Behind all the legalese waffle there is a message. Essentially, they're telling us that the revered Imam is not an extremist. He’s not even a very naughty boy, but a beloved pillar, and represents what-we-call Normative Islam. So there. ******* Oh yes, and did you hear the one about the repulsive scene at UCL? Possibly not. The BBC ... more »

Millions of South Koreans Rise Up Against Shadow Government

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
South Koreans are rising up in their millions and demanding the overthrow of their government after a series of leaks proved president Park Geun-hye is a puppet controlled by a covert shadow government. In a furor eerily similar to that surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of an email server and charity slush fund, critics are charging that Park has irresponsibly managed classified information and benefited from corrupt practices using non-profits as a front. The South Korean and U.S. comparisons stop there however. Rather than apathetically accepting the situation – like in America ... more »

US Moving ISIS Fighters From Iraq To Syria To Topple Assad

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, claims that America and its allies are trying to move Islamic State terrorists from Iraq to the ISIS stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqah, as the bloody battle to topple Assad and overthrow the Syrian government intensifies. “There is no question that the offensive against Mosul is partly designed to achieve a strategic redeployment of Daesh forces from Mosul in Iraq and into Syria to reinforce Raqqah,” Jatras said on Friday night. He said the US policy is based on using terrorist organizations as a geopolitical tool, poi... more »

What the Philippines Says Vs. What it Does

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*October 30, 2016 *(Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been identified as a menace to US foreign policy in Asia Pacific by both his supporters and his opponents. For his supporters, he is propped up as a hero of "anti-imperialism," while his detractors claim his leadership incites instability, is nonconstructive and is leading his Southeast Asian state to ruin. The truth, however, exists somewhere in between. A look at the Philippines within Southeast Asia reveals a nation that has long existed within America's geopolitical and economic sphere, but als... more »

Clinton told climate activists ‘get a life’

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 21 hours ago
Opinion by *Tom Harris* *originally published in the Toronto Sun* Environmental activists and their supporters in the media are appalled that not a single question in the presidential debates focused on climate change. Writing in the New York Times, David Leonhardt said, “the lack of a single question on the world’s biggest problem was a grievous error.” May Boeve, executive director of climate group 350 Action, complained in the Guardian that, “This crisis threatens our communities, our economy, and the future for our children … yet climate change doesn’t get a single direct questi... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Mans best friend 🐶 — Military (@MilitaryEarth) October 29, 2016

U.S. Defense Secretary: The Pentagon Will Never Use Robotic Systems That Decide On Their Own When To Kill

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*McClatchy News:* *Pentagon won’t use robots that decide on their own when to kill* *WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is devising some whiz-bang autonomous weaponry, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the U.S. military would never use robotic systems that decided on their own when to kill.* Dozens of Defense Department labs and engineering centers are working on keeping the U.S. military “on the cutting edge” with weapons like swarming drones in the sea and air, Carter said. But Carter told a conference at Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies that th... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Missile Loaders* Paratroopers load an anti-tank missile during weapons training at a range in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Oct. 22, 2016. U.S. and Polish forces joined to demonstrate deterrence capabilities through airborne assault and combined defensive operations. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner

America's Allies Pour Cold Water On U.S. Plans To Attack The Islamic State Capital Of Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*: *Allies Resist US Plan to Attack Raqqa* A proposed U.S.-backed offensive on the Islamic State terror group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa is encountering problems, because Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists the Syrian-Kurdish YPG — the only militia currently up to the task — can play no part. America’s European allies also are raising objections and expressing strong skepticism about any major role for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG. They fear that having the Kurds in the vanguard of an assault on Raqqa, historically a predominantly Arab city, woul... more »

Leaked Document (Not From Russia): What Does Patrick Murphy Think The Weakest Parts Of His Record Are?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump didn't, but most serious political campaigns do an opposition research look at their own candidate in order to be ready for likely attacks. At the end of 2013, as his campaign was preparing for re-election, they took a look at Patrick Murphy from how they thought his opponents might see him. The report leaked-- and, if you know anyone as stupid as Rachel Maddow yelling about saving the seat for Team Blue, please make sure they see it. Keep in mind, it was primarily written from the point of view of defending against an attack from the right, not much from the left, which is ... more »

“India Attacks Pakistan, Heavy Fighting, Pakistan Reports 60 Troops Killed in First Hour” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“India Attacks Pakistan, Heavy Fighting, * *Pakistan Reports 60 Troops Killed in First Hour”* by Newsroom "What began several weeks ago as an attack upon "terrorist camps" inside Pakistan, by India, which escalated to harsh words between the tow governments, has just escalated into actual fighting between the Indian and Pakistani armies! India launched an attack about an hour ago, around 1:58 PM eastern US time, which is ongoing. Reports from the "line of control" where the fighting is taking place indicate there is now "heavy" fighting between the two armies. Pakistan says at l... more »

"Clinton Campaign in Collapse! Cancels All Events In 3 CRITICAL Swing States: FL, OH and NC" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Clinton Campaign in Collapse! * *Cancels All Events In 3 CRITICAL Swing States: FL, OH and NC"* by Newsroom "The reopening of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server has officially sent her campaign into chaos. Her campaign is looking to re-coup and re-organize, but Hillary will be getting some more rest. Hillary has cancelled all campaign events in FL, OH, and NC. The plan is to start working in states she’s lost serious ground in- like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Michigan. Hillary’s campaign is sounding the death knell. There is no elec... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Night Protection” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Night Protection” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Spooky shapes seem to haunt this jeweled expanse, drifting through the night in the royal constellation Cepheus. Of course, the shapes are cosmic dust clouds faintly visible in dimly reflected starlight. Far from your own neighborhood on planet Earth, they lurk along the plane of the Milky Way at the edge of the Cepheus Flare molecular cloud complex some 1,200 light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* Over 2 light-years across and brighter than the other ghostly apparitions, vdB 141 or Sh2-136 is also known as the Ghost Nebula, seen at the right of the starry field of view. ... more »

U.S. Special Forces Want These New Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*We Are The Mighty*: *Delta Force and SEAL Team 6 want these new weapons* Long range precision machine guns. Nearly silent carbine uppers. A new sniper rifle that can change between three calibers at the twist of a barrel. These are just a few of the new technologies America’s top special operators are looking for to help them go after the bad guys of the future. According to an announcement released last month, the Joint Special Operations Command — the folks in charge of so-called “Tier 1” commandos, including SEAL Team 6 and Delta Force — is asking industry for help developing... more »

U.S. Army In A Leaked Video Warns On What Future Conflicts In The World's Biggest Cities Will Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Intercept*:* Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World's Biggest Cities* THE YEAR IS 2030. Forget about the flying cars, robot maids, and moving sidewalks we were promised. They’re not happening. But that doesn’t mean the future is a total unknown. According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of “Escape from New York” and “Robocop” — with dashes of the “Warriors” and “Divergent” thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic... more »

Trump's Rightwing Media Deplorables

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 1 day ago
People seem to be having a brain cramp and are forgetting that if you vote for Trump, you are also getting these rightwing media deplorables, racists, white supremacists, Archie & Edith Bunker's, homophobes, islamophobes, off-the-wall paranoid KOOKY conspiracy theorists, and more. I don't understand how anyone who's not an older white guy can vote for Trump with this crew coming in tow with him: In the top collage, 2nd picture top row, there's racist woman-hater *Rush Limbaugh* who never met a black group he didn't like. He hates the NAACP, BLM (black lives matter), ACORN, the B...more »

Lithuania Warns Its Citizens To Be Prepared For A Russian Invasion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*IBTimes*: *War In Europe: Lithuania Prepares For Russian Invasion As NATO Sends Troops To Eastern European States* More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, Lithuania is warning its citizens of a possible similar fate in the former Soviet Union republic. Lithuanian government officials have published tens of thousands of copies of a 75-page guide on how to survive a Russian invasion, BBC News reported Saturday. The civil defense booklet stresses that Russia is capable of using military force against its neighbors to get its way and warns civilians to call a ... more »

Saudi Airstrike On Prison In Yemen Kills Dozens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Yemen conflict: Dozens killed as air strikes hit prison in Hudaydah* Dozens of people have been killed at a Yemeni prison complex in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition, reports say. Strikes hit a building used as a prison in the al-Zaydiya security headquarters in the western port of Hudaydah, security and medical officials say. The city is under the control of Houthi rebels, who have been battling the government since 2014. Rebels and inmates were among more than 30 dead, officials said. Houthi media put the death toll at 43. *Read more* .... *More News On Reports ... more »

Did Yemen's Houthi Rebels Launch A Missile At Mecca?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Yemen’s Houthis accused of firing missile at Mecca* *Saudi Arabia says it intercepted ballistic missile heading towards Islam's holy city, sparking denial from Yemen rebels.* Yemen's Houthi rebels have been accused of targeting Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca by launching a long-range ballistic missile from 500km over the border. The rebels and their ally Iran vehemently denied the allegation on Friday. The Saudi-led military coalition - which is backing Yemen's pro-government forces in the conflict with the Shia fighters - said the missile was "intercepted and ... more »

Hillary Clinton Cancels Public Events Amid Media Blackout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton has cancelled all upcoming campaign events following the FBI’s announcement that they are reopening their email server investigation. The reopening of the case has sent the Clinton campaign into complete chaos, according to reports. According to “Citizens for Trump” Special Projects Director Jack Posobiec, Hillary is looking to get out of the media spotlight for a while. In a tweet, he stated: “Hillary has cancelled all campaign events in FL, OH, and NC.” The Clinton campaign want to focus on states that Hillary lost serious ground in – like Pennsylvania, New Hamps... more »

The Students for Liberty - Philippines (SFL PH)

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Last October 20, 2016, the Students for Liberty - Philippines (SFL PH) launched their facebook and twitter pages. Congrats guys. I am happy that the liberty movement among the Philippine youth is taking shape formally. And when we say liberty, it is individual liberty, not national or class or clan liberty. From Joseph Bautista, President of SFL PH, October 20: *We're pro-peace, pro-individual, pro-market, and pro-liberty.. We're part of the bigger Students For Liberty network around the world. We have students from the USA, Indonesia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Afric... more »

Citing Terror Threats The U.S. Has Ordered Family Members Of The U.S. Consulate Staff In Istanbul To Leave The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA:* *US to Evacuate Istanbul Consulate Workers' Families* Citing extremist threats in Turkey, the United States has ordered family members of the U.S. consulate staff in Istanbul to leave the country as a safety precaution. The State Department said the evacuation order announced Saturday was based on intelligence showing extremist groups were continuing "aggressive efforts to attack U.S. citizens in areas of Istanbul where they reside or frequent." No specific threats were listed. Officials said the U.S. consulate in Istanbul would remain open and fully staffed despite the ev... more »

OPEC Fails To Agree To A Production Cut

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *OPEC Fails to Finalize Proposal to Implement Production Cut* *Cartel’s leader says there will be dire consequences for industry if OPEC doesn’t proceed with plan.* VIENNA—A weekend marathon of talks between major oil producers failed to finalize plans to implement an output cut, threatening the viability of an agreement reached last month to reduce production between by as much as 2%. The discussions held at the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries were supposed to pave the way for a detailed proposal on how to cut producti... more »

Did Hillary Clinton's Closest Aide Perjured Herself?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. Reuters *Daily Beast*: *Huma Abedin Swore Under Oath She Gave Up ‘All the Devices’ With State Dept. Emails* *The FBI found emails pertinent to its Clinton investigation, reportedly on a computer from her aide’s home. That doesn’t jibe with she told lawyers this summer.* In a normal election year, a normal candidate’s close aide who caused even minor embarrassment to a campaign so near to Election Day would be whisked away as quickly as possible to avoid becoming a distraction. But Huma Abedin is not simply a close aide, she’s a critical member of ... more »

Satire: “Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States”* by Andy Borowitz LONDON (The Borowitz Report)— “In an unexpected televised address on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II offered to restore British rule over the United States of America. Addressing the American people from her office in Buckingham Palace, the Queen said that she was making the offer “in recognition of the desperate situation you now find yourselves in.” “This two-hundred-and-forty-year experiment in self-rule began with the best of intentions, but I think we can all agree that it didn’t end well,” she said. The... more »

British Government Admits Marijuana Has ‘Medicinal Value’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The British government have finally admitted that marijuana has medicinal value in helping to treat a number of different illnesses and diseases. The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that Cannabidiol (CBD) has restorative, correcting or modifying effects on “physiological functions” when administered to humans. In other words, cannabis has the potential to cure illnesses without the need for pharmaceutical drugs. reports: Observers say this new development in Britain is a potential milestone that will help marijuana campaigners ... more »

Sanders Asks Obama To Intervene In Dakota Access Pipeline Dispute

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bernie Sanders sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday requesting that he intervene to protect Native Americans who have been peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a statement issued on his official U.S. Senate website, Sanders asked Obama to halt construction of the pipeline until federal officials properly conduct a cultural and environmental review. At least 140 people were arrested at the construction site on Wednesday after hundreds of police in riot gear moved in with tanks, using sound cannons, pepper spray and rubber bullets. r... more »

U.S. Attorney General Lynch Pleads The Fifth On $1.7 Billion Payment To Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *Loretta Lynch 'pleads the fifth to avoid answering questions' on $1.7bn payments to Iran* * Sen Marco Rubio and Rep Mike Pompeo blasted Lynch in a letter Friday * Said Attorney General had refused to answer 'straightforward' questions * Fifth Amendment keeps people from being witnesses against themselves * The United States paid $1.7bn to Iran as settlement for failed arms deal Loretta Lynch is 'pleading the fifth' to dodge questions about $1.7 billion payments made by the United States to Iran, two members of Congress have claimed. Senator Marco Rubio and Representat... more »

DCCC Fakeout In Michigan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Michigan is another state about which Trump boasted, early and often, that he would win. It was in the bag. Obama won the state against McCain 57-41% and against Romney 54-45% but Trump assumed his racist clarion call to "poorly educated" white workers would win him the state. It hasn't been working out that way. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Hillary beating him by 6 points. In fact, Hillary is beating Trump in every Michigan county Obama won *and* in 4 counties that Romney won: Menominee, Benzie, Berrien & Lenawee counties. And that was *before* it came out that Tr... more »

“Watch 30 Years of Arctic Ice Shrinkage in Chilling NASA Timelapse Video” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Watch 30 Years of Arctic Ice Shrinkage in Chilling NASA Timelapse Video”* by RT "A new animation from NASA shows the movement of Arctic sea ice, the large mass of frozen water on the Arctic Ocean, in a stunning time-lapse spanning three decades. The Arctic sea ice is shrinking, and as it loses mass, it becomes more at risk from warming waters and atmosphere. Scientists at the University of Colorado came up with a way to monitor Arctic sea ice movement and age using satellite passive microwave instruments, weather and data from buoys.The instruments detect ‘brightness temperature’ ... more »

Music Review: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
We move under cover and we move as one Through the night, we have one shot to live another day We cannot let a stray gunshot give us away We will fight up close, seize the moment and stay in it It’s either that or meet the business end of a bayonet The code word is ‘Rochambeau,’ dig me? Rochambeau! You have your orders now, go, man, go! And so the American experiment begins With my friends all scattered to the winds "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside)" What first got my attention about the music from Hamilton was how bad-ass Lin-Manuel Miranda and his cast made The Battle of Yorktown... more »

"Sometimes..."; "Be That Guy" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes a person must fight for what he or she feels is right, even against the majority. Something that is wrong does not change to right just because the majority approves it, ignores it, or the government says it is right. It is still wrong." - Kenneth Ead *"Be That Guy"* by Scott Faith "We’re frequently told “don’t be that guy,” often with good reason. Drunk and stupid at a party? Don’t be that guy. Park in a spot someone else shoveled out of the snow? Don’t be that guy. Chow thief at Ranger School? Definitely don’t be that guy. But sometimes situations arise where you DO ne... more »

Justice Department Tried Banning FBI From New Clinton Investigation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Attorney General Loretta Lynch attempted to stop FBI Director James Comey from reopening the Hillary Clinton email investigation this week, according to law enforcement officials connected with the case. Lynch and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates were unhappy with the FBI’s decision to notify Congress and embarrass Hillary about their reviews of new Clinton emails. reports: While there was no explicit order not to send the letter, department officials expressed concern that what Comey wanted to do was contrary to how the department does business given how close this w... more »

Turkey’s Erdogan Introduces Death Penalty For Political Dissidents

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Erdogan’s dream of reinstating Turkey’s death penalty is set to become reality after a new bill looks set to pass in Parliament. Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make good on his promise of cleansing Turkey of “traitor citizens” and “political dissidents” – by sending them to their deaths. Yahoo News reports: Addressing crowds in Ankara on Saturday, Erdogan said he would ratify such a bill once it passed despite any objections it might spark in the West. Erdogan made the comments in response to public chants calling for the death penalty, which Turkey abolished in 2004 as part of its bi...more »

Washington Recruit Al Qaeda To Help Oust Assad From Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Washington has authorised a CIA program of training and arming Al Qaeda in order to help them oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to various reports, a huge new effort to supply weapons to so-called ‘moderate opposition’ groups in Syria is underway, as the U.S. finds themselves unable to defend themselves against Russian and Syrian air power and artillery. reports: The secret CIA program of training and arming ‘moderate terrorists’ has been the core of American strategy, aiming to overthrow Assad and set a puppet government in Syria, since the start of ... more »

Brazil To Release Millions Of Mutant GM Mosquitoes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists in Brazil are planning on unleashing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the public in an attempt to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Despite the fact that evidence shows that GM mosquitoes were responsible for the deadly virus spreading across the globe, scientists have been given the go-ahead by the government to release the GM mosquitoes into the wild. reports: They will mate with the females of the ordinary mosquitoes, spawning babies with a genetically inbuilt flaw that causes them to die quickly. With their work done, the modified father mo... more »

Clinton Campaign Illegally Pay Halfway House Patients $300 To Vote

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Californian man caught on camera today has exposed a plot to convince halfway house residents to vote for Hillary Clinton – in return for a $300 rebate check. Asked why he won’t vote for Donald Trump, the man replies that “Hillary will give you a rebate check for $300.” His interviewer asks, “That’s if you have SSI? Who told you she gives you the rebate?” The man then claims that the manager of his boarding care told him. How will Hillary’s army of Correct The Record trolls try and cover this one up? If you are in California and know of any instances of voter fraud or bribery, y... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Grass Valley, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"While There Is Still Time..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

The Poet: gk thomas, “Wretched of the Earth” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Wretched of the Earth”* By gk thomas “Poor kids, wretched of the earth, why should we feed you? Why shouldn't we empty our sea of bullets into your swollen bellies or poison you with toxic chemicals or depleted uranium? Why should we care, we who are living well? Where is it written in stone that you deserve better? Or that we are not animals subject to the law of nature: kill or be killed? You suspect us of being cruel, but we are kind. Our god tells us so. It is yours that lies. So you cry at night, shivering in the cold or sell yourselves for a slice of bread. What is that to thos... more »

"These Downbeat Times..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In these downbeat times, we need as much hope and courage as we do vision and analysis; we must accent the best of each other even as we point out the vicious effects of our racial divide and pernicious consequences of our maldistribution of wealth and power. We simply cannot live in the twenty-first century at each other's throats, even as we acknowledge the weighty forces of racism, patriarchy, economic inequality, homophobia, and ecological abuse on our necks. We are at a crucial crossroad in the history of this nation- and we either hang together by combating these forces that ... more »

"Democrats Should Ask Clinton To Step Aside"; “Criminal-In-Chief Hillary?” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Democrats Should Ask Clinton To Step Aside"* by John Kass "Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday's FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state? We'll find out soon enough. It's obvious the American political system is breaking down. It's been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they're properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillar... more »

Melting Glaciers In Bolivian Andes Leave Communities At Risk

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Glaciers of the Bolivian Andes receded by 43% between 1986 and 2014 according to the findings of a new study. Rising temperatures in the Andes have left people living at high altitudes with a water crisis. The study was published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal. “On top of that, glacier recession is leaving lakes that could burst and wash away villages or infrastructure downstream,” says lead-author Simon Cook, a lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. European Geosciences Union reports: Receding glaciers also put water supply in the ...more »

Evil Mum Kept Young Son In Closets For 3 Years Before He Died

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An evil Mother kept her 11-year-old son locked up in tiny closets for three years sedating him with liquid sleeping aids before he died. The badly beaten and emaciated body of Yonatan Daniel Aguilar, 11, was found in his mother’s home in Los Angeles earlier this year. The LA Times reports: When people asked Veronica Aguilar where her son was, she told them he had been placed in an institution in Mexico, according to court records. Only her three other children — two of whom slept on a bed just outside the closet door — knew the truth, and they said they were forbidden by their moth... more »

"How It Really Is (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

Bits & Pieces from the Peace Walk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
- I've still yet to recover from the peace walk. Sore legs and low energy. Others I've spoken with have similar ailments. When I went to the chiropractor yesterday he found one leg was 1/2 inch shorter than the other which indicates my body was really out of whack. - Yesterday I worked on the walk budget report and it appears after all bills are paid we will have just over $800 left. That would not have been possible without substantial in-kind donations from several of the walkers. My considerable staff time spent on the walk essentially donated ...more »

Fukushima Update, October 29, 2016: "Fukushima Equals 13,280.55 Hiroshima Bombs Today" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such reports will be on November 5 and 19, 2016. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific FACT, not sensationalistic nonsense.Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *"*... more »

Damned if He Does, Damned if He Doesn't

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Poor James Comey. Right about now, he must feel like a circus animal tamer with his head in a lion's mouth while a tiger's teeth is buried in his ass. Now he's in a damned if he does, damned if he doesn't situation. And I'm sure the FBI Director can tell you all about both ends of that equation. It came out yesterday that Comey was taking it upon himself to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation, with many Trump and Bernie/Jill supporters hoping he gets it right this time. This came about because of the bombshell discovery at the Bureau that emails from Hillary... more »

The Battle for our Grasslands and Livestock

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*By Viv Forbes, Albrecht Glatzle and others* *Any quotes below may be attributed to Viv Forbes*Grasslands and arable land cover just 10% of Earth’s surface but (with the oceans) they produce all of our food and fibre. But the productivity and health of our grasslands, farms and livestock are under threat from global warming alarmists and green preservationists. We are afflicted by climate crazies and methane madness. It is poor public policy that condones restrictions on grazing operations, or taxes on grazing animals, based on disputed theories that claim that bodily emissions fr... more »

what i'm reading: the underground railroad by colson whitehead

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Colson Whitehead is a literary genius. In *The Underground Railroad*, he has found a way to tell the story of 400-plus years of African-American oppression without delivering an awkward march through history, and without using characters as billboards for ideas. Instead of linear time, Whitehead employs a geography of time: different eras, different historical moments, occur simultaneously but in different places, all the locations connected by an underground railroad. At one stop is something very like the Tuskegee Experiment and the "Mississippi appendectomy". At another stop, mi... more »

Maddow May Not Get It, But Supporting Progressives Like Russ Feingold And Zephyr Teachout Isn't The Same As Backing ConservaDems Like Patrick Murphy And Pete Gallego

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Early voting has started and, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, Hillary leads Trump by a whopping 15 points among the 19 million Americans who have already cast their ballots-- leading not just in blue states but in Ohio, Arizona and, yes, even Texas. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are out on the road, working their asses off for Democratic candidates-- and although they've been smart enough and shown enough integrity to avoid pimping the worst of the Democratic establishment monstrosities (like Evan Bayh, Patty Justice, Ann Kirkpatrick and, worst of all, Patrick Murphy, who... more »

Oct. 29: Monton's wealthy admitted to hall of fame. clap, clap, clap

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
The irving press is its usual, sloppy and ill-informed self. The headline says that the leader of New Brunswick's 'leading literacy program for children' is outraged by falling literacy scores at the grade 2 level. "Leading literacy program"? In fact, this is a volunteer group - and a worthy one - but what makes it the leading literacy program? Does it have more expertise than the education system has? And just how many literacy programmes are we comparing this to? And why be shocked at the drop in literacy? This is a province which really doesn't give much of a damn about liter... more »

Ending 'The Excavator'

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
It had to be done. No explanation is needed. It's just time to find a new and healthier passion. Thank you for visiting and reading this blog, whether it's everyday, once a week, or only rarely. Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, Happy Everything. Goodbye.

Hugh Sykes on 'Regrexit'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
We've not had a tweet from BBC tweeter Hugh Sykes for a while. Here's one of his latest (so good he sent it twice): He tweets elsewhere, "But I know many people who now believe they were lied to by #Leave much more than by #Remain, & want to reconsider". (Wishful thinking on Hugh's part there most likely.)

U.S. Undermining ISIS Fight To Get A Foothold In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Pentagon’s plan to launch an offensive against ISIS in Syria is only aimed at undermining a successful attempt by the Syrian government and its allies to defeat the terror group, according to American political commentator James Petras. Petras says the US is desperately seeking to gain a foothold in Syria. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told NBC News on Wednesday that the Pentagon is laying the groundwork for an offensive to oust ISIS from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the terror group’s de facto capital in the country. Carter said the operation would start within weeks and Ru... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #212 THE VERY FIRST Sphere Alliance shuttle ship shimmers into view in Kansas!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*SPHERE ALLIANCE SHUTTLE SHIMMERING* *INTO VIEW IN LAWRENCE KANSAS,* *IMAGE STACKED AND ENHANCED FOR BRIGHTNESS.* *Shawn to Denice:* You may have received this already but *[redacted] *took this over Lawrence Kanssas a few minutes ago. She just told me it's still there, just more "cloaked" and she is sending it love. * [Shawn has been doing healing work on [redacted] and her pets]* *Denice: * Yes! It is happening! Crown is swirling. *Stan X:* *DEAR ONE/SHAWN. INDEED THIS IS AN ENERGY SIGNATURE OF A SPHERE ALLIANCE SHUTTLE CRAFT. WE ARE CERTAIN. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X. END.* 2n... more »

Sunday Question: “Would religions survive if …?”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Tweeter Atheist Republic asks a sensible question *Do you think religions would survive if instead of teaching one religion, children were taught the basics of all religions old and new?* I’d add one further point. *Do you think religions would survive if instead of teaching one religion, children were taught * - *the basics of all religions and mythological systems old and new (to see their similarities and differences); and * - *the secular and psychological meaning and importance of ritual (to grasp that rituals giving meaning to life and existence can just as ... more »

Clinton Campaign Responds To DAPL Protests Saying A Lot Of Nothing

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Protesters have been calling for Hillary Clinton to take a stand on the controversial pipeline for months. As the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests heat up and militarized police forcibly remove hundreds of water protectors from the protest site, Clinton’s campaign finally responded by saying ‘pretty much nothing’ about the volatile dispute. Common Dreams reports: The statement was delivered via email to a handful of Indigenous journalists and news outlets and was said to be in response to a letter that Native leaders had sent to the former secretary of state asking for her h... more »

Saturday Interview: George Aylett

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
*In the hot seat this week is George Aylett, a well-known Labour activist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter. One of the youngest-ever Parliamentary candidates, he stood in South West Wiltshire for Labour at the 2015 general election and managed to increase the party's proportion of votes. George has begun a foray into blogging, and you can find him tweeting away at @GeorgeAylett* *In both Labour leadership elections, you backed Jeremy Corbyn. Was this an easy decision to make? And why do you think Jeremy still attracts a huge following in the party, despite the well-publicised criticisms... more »

Pentagon: Russian And US Jets Flew Dangerously Close In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*AFP:* *Russian, US jets had near miss over Syria: US officials* Aboard a US military aircraft (AFP) - A Russian fighter flew dangerously close to a US warplane over eastern Syria, US defence officials said Friday, highlighting the risks of a serious mishap in the increasingly crowded airspace. The "near miss" occurred late on October 17, when a Russian jet that was escorting a larger spy plane manoeuvred near an American warplane, Air Force Lieutenant General Jeff Harrigian said. The Russian jet came to "inside of half a mile" of the US jet, he added. Another US military officia... more »

Scientists Say Melanesians Carry DNA Of Unknown Species

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
People from Melanesia contain traces of DNA belonging to an unknown species, according to an exciting new computer analysis. Scientists say that Melanesians, people from a region in the South Pacific, contain DNA of an unknown human species in their genetic makeup. Ryan Bohlender told the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics that the DNA was very unlikely to be Neanderthal or Denisovan – but is likely a third, unknown “human” relative. reports: “We’re missing a population, or we’re misunderstanding something about the relationships,” Ryan Bohl... more »

2006 Audio Captures Clinton Proposing To Rig Palestinian Election

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton proposed rigging the Palestinian parliamentary elections while she was a US senator in 2006, according to a newly emerged recording. The decade-old audio exposes then-Senator Hillary Clinton saying the US should have manipulated Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006 to prevent a Hamas victory. The US Democratic presidential nominee lamented that the US didn’t “determine who was going to win.” The result of that election was a victory for the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas over the US-favored Fatah political party. RT reports: “I do not think we should ...more »

Angelina Jolie’s Father Speaks Out Against Illuminati

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Angelina Jolie’s father, Jon Voight, has publicly spoken out against the illuminati elite’s that he says are attempting to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Presidency. In a video uploaded to YouTube, Voight slammed both George Soros and Hillary Clinton, claiming they are attempting to turn America into a country of tyranny. “May God protect the real truth and may Donald Trump win this presidency. He will save our America, and he will certainly make it great again,” he said. Daily Mail reports: Voight has repeatedly supported Trump throughout the election cycle despite the bu... more »

Deep State Preparing to toss Losing Hillary Overboard

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Hillary's eyes don't match* *But...that's the LEAST of her problems* New FBI inquiry reinjects Clinton emails into 2016 raceFBI will investigate whether there is classified information in newly discovered emails The FBI will investigate whether there is classified information in newly discovered emails related to its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server, reinjecting a toxic political issue into the presidential campaign less than two weeks before election day Folks, this was always in the cards. Many months ago, but long after Hillary was anointed Deep State Candidate, the... more »

The FBI And The U.S. Justice Department Are In Deep Disagreement On How The Clinton Email Investigation Should Be Handled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC: **Justice officials warned FBI that Comey’s decision to update Congress was not consistent with department policy* Senior Justice Department officials warned the FBI that Director James B. Comey’s decision to notify Congress about renewing the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server was not consistent with long-standing practices of the department, according to officials familiar with the discussions. Comey told Justice officials that he intended to inform lawmakers of newly discovered emails. These officials told him the department’s position “that we don... more »

United Nations Human Rights Council a Sick Parody

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
The Mainichi is reporting on recent elections to the UN Human Rights Council, which seems to me to be a complete SHAM. Here is its mission: UN Human Rights Council: What we do As the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all, OHCHR leads global human rights efforts speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. We provide a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges, and act as the principal focal point of human...more »

Fukushima Remains Steamy Looking / Netc Continues to Show Elevated Radiation Levels in Japan and US

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
October 29, 2016 00:51 October 30, 2016 1:48 Don't know what is going on in the US South but looks hot: