Saturday, October 08, 2016

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Should The U.S. Close Its Overseas Military Bases?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) Located: The U.S. has military bases around the world, as depicted in this graphic. Daily Mail *John Glaser, Time:* *Why We Should Close America’s Overseas Military Bases* *They do not support our core national interests* Despite our unorthodox presidential election, America’s overseas military bases are largely taken for granted in today’s foreign policy debates. The U.S. maintains a veritable empire of military bases throughout the world—about 800 of them in more than 70 countries. Many view our bases as a symbol of our status as the dominant world pow... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 57 minutes ago
The Rubezh 2016 (Boundary-2016) anti-terrorist exercises held at the Edelweiss range in Kyrgyzstan. Over 1,000 troops from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, 200 armored vehicles and 20 aircraft and helicopters took part in the drills. © SPUTNIK/ MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKIY

Iran's Long Term Strategic Goal Is To Secure A Path To The Mediterranean

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Martin Chulov, The Guardian:* *Amid Syrian chaos, Iran’s game plan emerges: a path to the Mediterranean* *Militias controlled by Tehran are poised to complete a land corridor that would give Iran huge power in the region.* Not far from Mosul, a large military force is finalising plans for an advance that has been more than three decades in the making. The troops are Shia militiamen who have fought against the Islamic State, but they have not been given a direct role in the coming attack to free Iraq’s second city from its clutches. Instead, while the Iraqi army attacks Mosul fro... more »

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“NGC 253 is not only one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, it is also one of the dustiest. Discovered in 1783 by Caroline Herschel in the constellation of Sculptor, NGC 253 lies only about ten million light-years distant. *Click image for larger size.* NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest group to our own Local Group of Galaxies. The dense dark dust accompanies a high star formation rate, giving NGC 253 the designation of starburst galaxy. Visible in the above photograph is the active central nucleus, also known to be a bright source o... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Great Silence" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Great Silence"* by Chet Raymo "If there is one word that should not be uttered, it is the name of - no, I will not say it. Any name diminishes. In the face of whatever it is that is most mysterious, most holy, we are properly silent. It is appropriate, I think, to praise the creation, to make a joyful noise of thanksgiving for the sensate world. But praising the Creator is another thing altogether. When we make a big racket on His behalf we are more than likely addressing an idol in our own image. What was it that Pico Iyer said? "Silence is the tribute that we pay to holines... more »

"Big Deal..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“The development of our cerebral cortex has been the greatest achievement of the evolutionary processes. Big deal. While allowing us the thrills of intellect or the pangs of self-consciousness, it is all too often overruled by our inner, instinctive brain- the one that tells us to react, not reflect, to run, rather than ruminate. Maybe we have gone as far as we can go and the next advance, whatever that may be- will be made by beings we create ourselves, using our own technology. Life forms we can design and program not to be ultimately governed and constricted by the rules of surv... more »

"Why Does This Happen on My Vacation? (The Trump Tapes)" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Why Does This Happen on My Vacation? (The Trump Tapes)"* by Scott Adams, creator of "Dilbert" "By now you know about the Access Hollywood recording in which Donald Trump said bad things eleven years ago. Many of my readers asked me to weigh in. One of the requests came from anti-Trump GOP elite person Erick Erickson. (Middle name Erick, I assume.) This was his polite request and my response. Read it from bottom to top. Challenge accepted! I’ll give you my thoughts, in no particular order. *1. *If this were anyone else, the election would be over. But keep in mind that Trump does... more »

He's A Mutt?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Far right extremist Martha Roby represents a blood red (R+17) hellhole-- ethnically cleansed-- in southeast Alabama. Romney beat Obama there 63-36%. No Democrat will ever win her district; the DCCC doesn't even run candidates there. This morning she woke up-- perhaps having slept badly because of yesterday's Trump revelations-- and withdrew her ill-advised Trumpy-the-Clown endorsement. "Trump's behavior," she said, "makes him unacceptable as a candidate… and I won't vote for him." GOP crackpot Barbara Comstock, who represents a very swingy (R+2) northern Virginia district Hillary... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russian Paratroops Jump From Wing Of Tupolev TB-3. (1937) — Only In Russia (@CrazyinRussia) October 8, 2016

The Islamic State Continues To Lose territory In Syria And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*BBC: **IS 'loses more than a quarter of its territory' in Syria and Iraq* So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of the territory it once controlled, new data shows. Security and defence analysts IHS say the group's control has shrunk by 28% since its height in January 2015. In the first nine months of this year, IS' territory fell from 78,000 sq km (30,115 sq miles) to 65,500 sq km - an area equivalent to the size of Sri Lanka - IHS analysts said. However, IS losses have slowed in the three months to October. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor:* They still are hol... more »

Russia Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution To Stop The Bombing Of The Syrian City Of Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council resolution to end Aleppo bombing* Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Saturday aimed at stopping the bombing in Aleppo as France warned that the city would be remembered as a place where civilians were “abandoned” to death. It was the fifth time Moscow has used its veto in as many years as a deadlocked Security Council tries to end a war that has claimed almost half a million Syrian lives. During that time, the warplanes of President Bashar al- Assad have focused their might on the rebel-held suburb... more »

Did Lonnie Zamora See Alien Creatures?

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
We have discussed the Socorro case a couple of times here recently. When Ben Moss and Tony Angiola appeared on the *Different Perspective* radio show, they suggested that Lonnie Zamora had not said that he had seen creatures or aliens or figures. He had merely said that he had only seen two pairs of white coveralls in the distance, suggesting a humanoid shape but he couldn’t make out a head or facial features. Socorro, New Mexico. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle. This seemed odd to me because nearly every account I had read talked about the humanoid creatures. That was one of the mo... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Suicide Truck Bomb Attack In Kuwait Fails To Kill 5 U.S. Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*DW: **Suicide truck bomber in Kuwait fails in attack on US soldiers* Kuwaiti officials say the bomb-laden truck failed to detonate, leaving only the truck driver injured. Kuwait has largely been spared from IS attacks, however, officials say they thwarted three such attempts in July. Kuwaiti security officials arrested a suspected Islamic jihadist after he slammed an explosives laden truck into a vehicle carrying five US soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday. The explosives failed to detonate, and the only person injured in the attack was the Egyptian truck driver identified as Ibrahim S... more »

WikiLeaks: Clinton Met With Astronaut To Talk ‘Alien Disclosure’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
An email released by WikiLeaks on Friday reveals Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta met with famous astronaut Edgar Mitchell to discuss “alien disclosure.” The leaked email, sent by Edgar Mitchell to John Podesta, also suggests the Vatican is aware of extra-terrestrial intelligence (ETI). email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) from Edgar Mitchel re meeting ASAP (source: WikiLeaks) “It is urgent that we agree on a date and time to meet to discuss Disclosure and Zero Point Energy, at your earliest available after your departure. My Catholic colleague Terri Mansfield wi... more »

Russia Vetoes UN Proposal To End ISIS Fight in Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russia has condemned the UN and Western governments for attempting to thwart their attempts at defeating ISIS in Syria, vetoing a UN Security Council proposal to end fighting. Russia vetoed a French-drafted resolution that would have ended air strikes against key ISIS strongholds in Aleppo. reports: It is the fifth time Russia has vetoed a UN resolution on Syria during the more than five-year conflict. The previous four times Russia was backed by China, but on Saturday China abstained from the vote. Eleven of the 15 council members voted in favour of the draft resol... more »

RNC Chairman Hints Trump Campaign is ‘Over’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
RNC chairman Reince Priebus has hinted that the Donald Trump campaign might be finished, fueling rumors that the Republican party will oust their Presidential nominee. Priebus condemned Trump’s sexually explicit comments about women on Friday, saying “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.” reports: The statement, released after 7 p.m. Friday, came as the revelations about the Republican nominee’s crude remarks added a newly urgent threat to his candidacy. In the recording, Trump boasts about his sexual prowess and desc... more »

Chelsea Manning Has Gone Missing

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Fears are growing for the safety and whereabouts of Chelsea Manning after the whistleblower failed to return three phone calls recently. The Chelsea Manning Support Network reports that “Chelsea has missed three planned calls so we are worried about her and so far we don’t know why. The support network can be reached at” Chelsea Manning is a United States Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly three-quarters of a million classified or unclassif...more »

After Today's Massacre In Yemen The US Is Launching An 'Immediate Review' Of It's Support Of The Saudi-Led Coalition In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Khaled Abdullah *Reuters*: *U.S. says it will review support to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen* The United States will review its support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, a U.S. National Security Council spokesman said on Saturday, after an air strike killed at least 82 mourners at a hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. "U.S. security cooperation with Saudi Arabia is not a blank check," said NSC spokesman Ned Price in a statement. "In light of this and other recent incidents, we have initiated an immediate review of our already significantly reduced support to the Saud... more »

You won't learn this from the so-called mainstream media. "Russia has a sufficient nuclear arsenal capable of inflicting a deadly blow on the United States. Washington recognizes this as well." "the State Department’s statement was immediately followed by the Pentagon's announcement that it is ready to launch a preventative nuclear strike on Russia." Thank goodness that Putin does not want a war with the US. But "we don’t know what choice Washington will make."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ Following the president of the Russian Federation’s decree on suspending Russia’s compliance with agreements with the US on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium and the submission of the corresponding bill to the State Duma, disputes have begun in the media on whether this is connected to the rupture of the Syria deal. The second stumbling block is a question: Why is Russia, having known that the US has not fulfilled its part of the deal, only reacted now after a few years? Some nuclear experts argue that the deal was objectively beneficial for Rus... more »

Saudi Led Airstrike Kills 200+ And Injured Over 500 At A Funeral Home In The Yemen Capital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Airstrikes on Yemen funeral kill at least 140 people, UN official says* Houthi rebels say Saudi-led coalition to blame for attack on ceremony that left at least another 525 wounded More than 140 people were killed and more than 525 wounded when airstrikes hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, a senior UN official has said, as Houthi rebels blamed the attack on the Saudi-led coalition. The dead and wounded include senior military and security officials from the ranks of the Shia Houthi rebels fighting the internationally recognised government of presi... more »

U.S. And China Now Discussing plans To Cut Coal And Oil Shipments To North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
NKNews *Bloomberg:* *U.S., China Said to Discuss Choking Off North Korea Energy* * Talks involve restrictions on coal, iron ore and crude oil * U.S. wants China to be its ‘executioner,’ Beijing analyst says The U.S. and China are locked in negotiations over curbing North Korea’s energy trade in response to its fifth nuclear test last month, according to four diplomats from United Nations Security Council countries with direct knowledge of the talks. The world’s two biggest economies -- both of whom can veto any resolution -- are discussing restrictions on North Korea’s trade in coa... more »

The Whirlwind

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
"If all the little fuzzy, warm [New Age ]people who go "*Oh, I want my own little angel..!" *could actually *see *an angel, they would run, screaming from The Space...." *Vincent Bridges* "This is a self-sustaining plasma storm the size of a nebula, reaching *one *little tendril down to talk to us... If all the little fuzzy, warm people who go "*Oh, I want my own little angel..!" *could actually *see *an angel, they would run, screaming from The Space. Angels are *huge*, self-organising plasma creature... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Trump!"; “Republican Party Could Recover As Early As 2096, Experts Say” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
What's there to say? *“Republican Party Could Recover As Early As 2096, Experts Say”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “In what is being described as a best-case scenario, some political experts are predicting that the Republicans could once again be a viable political party as early as the year 2096. Davis Logsdon, the head of the University of Minnesota’s political-science department, said on Saturday that the eighty-year time frame for the Republican Party to recover was “admittedly optimistic, but still doable.” “It’s not going to be easy, and they have very l... more »

Bernie Made A Mistake In New Hampshire: Shawn O'Connor

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*That's O'Connor on the far right-- on Bernie stage about a year ago* You know we love Bernie around here. Blue America was, by far, the first PAC to endorse him and start raising money for him. In all, we raised a little over $50,000 in small contributions for his presidential campaign. But that doesn't mean we agree with ever single things he-- or anyone-- says or does. As we pointed out in February, one of the mistakes Bernie made during his campaign, a mistake that horrified us-- was to give credence to the campaign of a corrupt Wall Street faker, Shawn O'Connor. One day O'Conno... more »

Donald Trump: I’m Going To Fight Till The Bitter End

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Donald Trump has vowed to fight until the bitter end of the 2016 Presidential race, saying that he would never let his supporters down. Following the leak of a 2005 tape in which Trump made obscene comments about women, he assured fans that he would not quit the race. He told the Wall Street Journal that there was “zero chance I’ll quit” and claimed he was still getting “unbelievable” support. BBC News reports: Top Republicans have condemned Mr Trump’s remarks in the video. Since the tape emerged, at least 10 Republican senators have either said they will not be voting for the Rep... more »

XIII the conspiracy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
From the SON of CHUCKY Last train to Busan now online

Chinese Think Tanks Are Now Openly Discussing On How To Remove North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
KCNA / Reuters *Straits Times:* *'Talk in China' of removing Kim Jong Un* WASHINGTON • Chinese scholars and policymakers have begun talking about supporting surgical strikes on North Korea and removing leader Kim Jong Un from power, a Chinese academic was quoted in a news report as saying. "Some Chinese scholars and policy makers began to talk about supporting 'surgical strikes' and 'decapitation' by the US and South Korea as a policy option," said Dr Sun Zhe, co-director of the China Initiative at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, during a security ... more »

Expectations Are Growing The North Korea May Conduct Another Nuclear Or Ballistic Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Images show activity at North Korea satellite launch site: report* An increase in activity at a North Korean satellite launch site could indicate preparations for a new test or other activities, a U.S.-based monitoring group said on Saturday. The 38 North group, run by Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, said satellite images taken on Oct. 1 show increased activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, including crates on the launch pad and vehicles near the fuel and oxidizer buildings. But it added that since some of the structure... more »


DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago

Francois Hollande Condemns Paris Molotov Cocktail Attack On Police

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Four police officers have been hurt in a notorious Paris suburb after their vehicle was pelted with a volley of Molotov cocktails by over a dozen people. Two of the police officers are in a serious condition in hospital. Over a dozen people set a police car ablaze with Molotov cocktails in the troubled working class suburb of Grande Borne in Paris on Saturday. L’agression de policiers à Viry-Châtillon est inqualifiable et intolérable. Je les assure de l’entière solidarité de la République. — François Hollande (@fhollande) October 8, 2016 PressTV reports: Hollande described the atta... more »

Life On A Submarine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) transits the Thames River to her new homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London. New Mexico joins Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Patrick Evans/Released) *James Clark, Task & Purpose:* *Life On A Submarine: Raunchy, Cramped, And Occasionally Smells Like Sh*t* A former submariner on life under the sea, what happens when the toilets get backed up, and why there’s a ceremony involving an M&M and a fat guy’s belly button. In the military, nothing breeds camaraderie better than adversity. The harder a... more »

No Beating Around the Bush

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. - Hannah Arendt *F*ridays are a notoriously bad time to divulge exposés and scandals. It's at the end of the weekday news cycle, so there could have been better times for the latest outrages to come out than last night. However, in the case of Donald Trump, the release of the #Trumptapes (the #1 trend on Twitter since last night) guarantees wall-to-wall coverage all weekend long of Trump's 2005 conversation with GWB's cousin Billy Bush. H... more »

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, “World War III? We All Might Be Dead Soon” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, “We All Might Be Dead Soon” -

Midday Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “A Seagull's Tale” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Gandalf, “A Seagull's Tale” - ◆ Free Download: "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" “How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!” - Jonathan Livingston Seagull "This is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules; a story that has inspired people for decades. For most seagulls, life consists simply of eating ... more »

"How It Really Is" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal." - Carl Bernstein

World’s Largest Known Dinosaur Footprint Found In Gobi Desert

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been discovered in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Two months ago a team of Mongolian and Japanese scientists unearthed a huge dinosaur footprint measuring over a meter long and 2 1/2 feet wide. The Eagle reports: Some of the largest footprints known to science were made 70 million to 90 million years ago, when a type of dinosaur believed to be a titanosaur galumphed across the muck in central Asia. A few of these mud tracks filled with sand and silt, which hardened like plaster. Long after the titanosaur died off, the casts in the sand rema... more »

Bible ‘science’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Try navigating to Mars using the literal ‘word of God’ as your road map… [image: BibleScience] [Hat tip *The Cult of Eh™*] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Little consensus within administration on how to stop fall of Aleppo to Assad

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Fresh WaPo article:* "But there is no consensus within the administration about what the United States can or should do to try to bring a halt to the killing and stop what now appears to be the increasingly* inevitable fall of Aleppo,* Syria’s largest city, to government forces" *Aleppo was always a city in Syria! Until the US took the next step in it's remaking the Middle East agenda. * The Pentagon has argued for years against* direct* U.S. military action as risking deeper involvement in Syria’s civil war and detracting from the separate fight against the Islamic State in Syria... more »

New Ads From Two Of Our Strongest Blue America House Candidates-- One In California and One In Nevada

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Blue America is really happy to see tremendous progress from two smart, committed progressives running against two of the worst of the extreme right Republicans in Congress, Darrell Issa and Cresent Hardy. The video up top is the just-released ad from Doug Applegate, a former Marine Colonel who found out yesterday that a third-party poll places him ahead of Trump by 4 points-- 46-42% in a swing district that encompasses southern Orange County and northern San Diego county. Issa, a former car thief, who sold a line of devices to thwart car hijackers, is the wealthiest member of Co... more »

Vitaly Churkin Gave Syria the Floor & the US Led Cabal Walked Out

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Churkin gave the NATO allies quite a dressing down- * Hoping I can get the transcripts at some point in time? *The US, France, UK, Japan etc., showed a whole lot of disrespect for their own political process and in my opinion heaped a pile of disdain on the Ambassador from Syria. In turn showing their true agenda towards Syria, for all with eyes to see. Syria- You are a target for our agenda and we don't consider your concerns at all!* *Yes, it is drama. But it is drama with an intention- * *NATO just flipped off Syria:* *And, all it's people. **A nation they claim to care for? A ... more »

Over 80 Killed As Saudi-Led Airstrikes Attack Funeral In Yemen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Airstrikes carried out by Saudi-led coalition jets struck a funeral ceremony in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, killing or injuring 616 people,according to the local health minister. The Saudi-led coalition targeted a building hosting a Houthi funeral ceremony, killing 82 people and injuring 534, Health Minister Ghazi Ismail told a press briefing. RT reports: A missile tore through the hall of the building, leaving many dead and injured, Reuters reported earlier, quoting eyewitnesses. According to the news agency, a medic said that he saw “mutilated and charred bodies,” adding that t... more »

Russia Deploys Nuclear-Capable Iskander-M Missiles To Kaliningrad

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The United States believes that Russia has moved powerful nuclear-capable ballistic missiles into Kaliningrad, a region along the Baltic coast bordering Poland and Lithuania, Reuters reports Saturday. According to Reuters, citing an unnamed source in U.S. intelligence, Russia has deployed nuclear-capable Iskander-M ballistic missile systems in Kaliningrad region. South Front reports: The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the reasons of deployment of the ballistic missile systems in Kaliningrad “could be innocuous.” “They moved a similar missile system to Kaliningrad... more »

First Genetically Modified Human Being Could Exist By Next Year

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Scientists are in the process of using human gene editing to create a human being. A U.S. biotechnology company has plans to produce the first genetically modified human being by 2017, using the new genome editing tool CRISPR. AnonHQ reports: Already, we know that a genetically modified organism is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering. Mostly, the organism is altered with DNA from another organism, be it a bacterium, plant, virus or animal. From animals and plants, the DNA altering has now caught up with human beings. Soon, w... more »

John Wick - Keannu Reaves - the Roman episode

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
I don't care what anyone says about the John Wick films. I really enjoyed the first one, and now there's a second one on the way. This one's set in Rome.

Weekend reads: Questions about NIH success story; do Nobels need a reset?; coercing PhD graduates

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured doubts about the effects of oxytocin, aka the “love hormone,” and a report on how common reference errors are. Here’s what was happening elsewhere, with apologies for the later-than-usual posting: A major success story drug for the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences may have downplayed problems in its […] The post Weekend reads: Questions about NIH success story; do Nobels need a reset?; coercing PhD graduates appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Party on Garth!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
AMC always swung for the fences. The Wayne's World Pacer is for sale.

Fukushima Costs Threaten TEPCO Insolvency

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Decommissioning costs for the Fukushima disaster will exceed 11 trillion yen ($106 billion), threatening TEPCO's solvency: Finbarr Flynn Tesun Oh Emi Urabe October 6, 2016 Fukushima Cleanup Talks Put Tepco Survival Risk in Focus. Bloomberg, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is still struggling to put the Fukushima nuclear disaster behind it, admitting this week that paying for decommissioning the plant in one go risks leaving it insolvent…. The March 2011 nuclear accident and it... more »

April 8: A real editorial in the irving press? (not great. But real.)

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
As usual, there is nothing in the irving press. How can there be? Climate change isn't happening. So there's no point reporting on it. The wealthy of New Brunswick are all paying all their taxes right on time. And writing about an oil pipeline or fracking is a waste of time because most people don't understand them. So let's leave it to the wealthy to make those decisions. In the whole paper, which also pretty much skips foreign affairs because they're just about - you know - foreigners, there's only one item worth reading. That one is, annus mirabilis, the editorial. It's about ... more »

Live from Rio Yaqui, Mexico: Preservation of Indigenous Languages and Culture at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
A traditional flying pole dancer from Sonora, Mexico. Photo copyright Brenda Norrell Indigenous from Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, gather for the preservation of languages and culture Yaqui language learning cards Photo Brenda Norrell By Brenda Norrell Censored News copyright Brenda Norrell RIO YAQUI, Sonora, Mexico -- The scent of the mesquite wood is sharp and crisp, as the dancers

Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for Our Times

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
*"Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times" by Matthew Fox (2014).* *Video Title: Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for Our Times. Source: New World Library. Date Published: June 19, 2014. Description: * Bestselling author Matthew Fox explains how the teachings of 13th century religious maverick Meister Eckhart offers insights into how we can heal todays most pressing issues. For more info visit:

Yes I Can

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
"You can achieve more with *one *of these.... ...than with *a million* of these..." *And I already have one of those :* *In fact, I already have TWO of those :* *YES, I CAN.*

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week: Sept. 24 to October 8, 2016" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours 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. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *"**Your Radiation This Week: **Sept. 24 to October 8, 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) October 8, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” The city-specific radiation lever r... more »

Jeremy Corbyn and the SWP

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
The Socialist Workers Party. Remember them? Famed, if that's the right word, for shameless opportunism, wrecking tactics, and poncing off movements they did little to build, they perhaps owned the worst reputation of any organisation on the far left. And that was before evidence of covering up a rape complaint, the hounding of one of the women concerned, and testimony of an abusive culture emerged. In short, anyone who remained a member of the SWP after all this came out must have a seriously twisted view of what socialist politics is about. Since this news broke, different parts o... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*PHALLOCENTRISM* OR *PHALLOGOCENTRISM*: The *privileging of *the masculine (*the phallus*) in understanding meaning or social relations. *[ THIS WAS INVENTED BY A MAN. ]* This term evolved from *deconstructionists* who questioned the " *logocentrism*" of Western literature and thought, i.e. the belief in the centrality of *Logos*, understood as *cosmic reason (affirmed in ancient Greek philosophy as the source of world order and intelligibility) *or, in the Christian version, the *self-revealing thought and will of God.* The term is also associated with Lacanian psychoanalysis, ... more »

Top U.S. Admiral In The Pacific Tells Troops To Be Ready To 'Fight Tonight'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Head of the U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris told troops on Friday to stand ready for North Korea provocations. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force *UPI:* *Report: U.S. Pacific Command chief tells troops to be ready to 'fight tonight'* TOKYO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Pacific Command has asked troops to be thoroughly prepared for possible North Korea provocations during an upcoming anniversary. Adm. Harry Harris told U.S. military personnel at Yokota Air Base in Japan on Friday that they should be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight," Japanese television network As... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Updates On Situation In Syria, And Is The US Preparing A "False Flag" Bombing?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
Again, the situation in Syria is the most important event on the planet right now, and I will continue to file reports on the situation..... Basically, the battle for Aleppo is now almost over, with the US led "rebel" forces losing the battle for the eastern part of the city at a more rapid pace now.... Many so called "experts" have "predicted" that the Syrian army with its allies would not be able to take Aleppo before the end of this year, but apparently the fall may occur as early as this coming week! The situation in Syria for the good guys is getting better by the day in fact... more »

Seeds Of Occupation: India's Stockholm Syndrome

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 11 hours ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF *Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. *Wikipedia In political terms, most people might tend to associate the word ’occupation’ with a (foreign) military presence that controls a region or country. Any such occupation may not necessarily imply troops visibly patrolling the streets. It can be much subtler. Take Britain, ... more »

The Love Birds are Back Home

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Lovebirds* The Lovebirds are finally back home! That's what all the relatives are saying...and with not just a little relief. It's been quite a week. I returned home on Wednesday but couldn't really relax until my husband came home on Friday, yesterday afternoon. We both went into the hospital early Monday morning and underwent major abdominal surgery. I gave my husband one of my kidneys. Everything seems to be "taking" fine, although he's going to be on a wack of medications for the rest of his life. This operation has been planned for about six years and so we were well p... more »

Why don’t you like me?

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
We’re not so different, you and I. We both dislike Hillary. It doesn’t really matter that she was among key players in the Russian reset policy back in 2009, we really don’t trust her – just like you! We also like a strong leader. Our leader is much better at doing business than yours though. […]

Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokeswomen Zakharova Enjoys Ridiculing The Obama Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova © Evgeny Biyatov / Sputnik *Michael Crowley, Politico*: *Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule* Taunted by Moscow, Kerry chooses to look the other way while pursuing a diplomatic dialogue. White House press secretary Josh Earnest is used to being a political target — but not a military one. Moscow’s Embassy in Washington tweeted an image Wednesday juxtaposing a photo of an anti-aircraft missile system alongside — and pointed at — the White House spokesman’s face. Speaking to reporters later that day, Earnest... more »

West Virginia Has A Candidate Running For Governor At Least As Bad As Trump-- And He Calls Himself A Democrat!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Charlotte Pritt With TweedleDee and TweedleDum* Last month, we took a quick look at the three-way race for governor in West Virginia, a race that pits progressive Democrat, Charlotte Pritt, running on the Mountain Party, against two corrupt conservatives-- garden variety reactionary Republican Bill Cole vs fake Democrat Jim Justice, West Virginia's very own Donald Trump. Justice, West Virginia's only billionaire represents absolutely nothing remotely related to the Democratic Party-- not in terms of values, principles or even team identity. He's outspokenly anti-Obama and anti-Hil... more »

Living for 'Today'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
It's not often that I get to hear all of the *Today *programme (or even very much of it). I heard nearly all of it yesterday and most of it today though and I can now see why some people claim that listening to it gives them a feeling of anti-Brexit indigestion. The diet of anti-Brexit material is quite something when you hear how it's force-fed Radio 4 listeners over the course of many hours. This morning's edition wasn't *too* bad - at least compared to yesterday's eye-opener. It had a negative Brexit story as its second headline (a complaint from the LSE that some of its fore... more »

Is The Russian Deployment Of Nuclear-Capable Missiles Into Kaliningrad A Message Directed At President Obama?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© AFP 2016/ ALEXANDER NEMENOV *John Schindler, Observer*: *Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama* The KGB officer in the Kremlin seeks one last, grand strategic humiliation for our president before he leaves office It’s long been obvious that Vladimir Putin and his inner circle view Barack Obama with utter contempt. To the hard men in Moscow, who got their schooling in the KGB, our diffident, wordy Ivy League lawyer president is a weakling—almost a caricature of everything they despise about the postmodern West. Here the Kremlin mirrors most R... more »

Donald Trump, the Antifreeze Candidate

Catelli at Not Quite Unhinged - 12 hours ago
There are despicable criminals that deserve capital punishment. But I do not support capital punishment because no system can guarantee that only the truly deserving criminals die. If one innocent dies for every 100 or 1,000 criminals, then I cannot support or endorse capital punishment. What does this have to do with Donald Trump? Imagine a society that locks up citizens for holding

Chozick jumps the latest shark!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016Badger gets it right:* We never thought we'd see the day we finally saw last night. We never thought we'd see the day when cable news channels passed on the chance to pretend to report on a storm. Normally, hurricane coverage constitutes a "snow day" for cable reporters. They get to stop pretending to cover major political news. They get to tackle much simpler tasks instead. They get to ask questions of this general type: "When you saw the roof of your house blow away, how did that make you feel?" They get to stand where the breakers crash and drag and d... more »

Russia Deploys Nuclear-Capable Missiles Into Kaliningrad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A Russian serviceman walks past Russian Iskander-M missile launchers before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade, with the Moscow International Business Center also known as ''Moskva-City'' seen in the background, at a range in Moscow, Russia, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Reuters:* *Russia says moves nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad for drills* Russia has moved nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles into the Kaliningrad region bordering Poland and Lithuania, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday, adding this was part of routine drills involving such missiles across... more »

Indigenous Peoples Day and Peltier Rally Albuquerque Oct. 10, 2016 at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. My name is Hope Alvarado, I am a lead organizer with the Red Nation and UNM KIVA Club. The Red Nation and UNM KIVA Club issue a call to March & Rally Second Annual Indigenous People's Day of Resistance and Resilience in Albuquerque for Indigenous Peoples Day. We are spreading awareness about the Clemency for Leonard Peltier as well as the No Dakota Access Pipeline Movement #NoDAPL. We will

I'm Gobsmacked: Trump Engaged in Locker Room Talk...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*actually, I'm not gobsmacked.* This campaign has reached peak insanity and it's exhausting. All sorts of Republican big wigs are clutching their pearls and denouncing Trump for something he said 11 years ago. Are they seriously trying to imply that they never engaged in talking about the very thing that men think about multiple times a day? Hillary Clinton is shocked by the language, but apparently not shocked by her leaked emails , Bill's cigar, or Anthony Weiner's weiner pics to underage girls. Meantime, it's being reported that Russia wants to drop big ugly things that go ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'The Jury's Out' at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Posted on October 7, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. 7. 2016. “Onondaga 15” has laid to rest the case of Jones v. Parmley so the jury can deliberate. The ‘team’ goes back to court on October 11, 2016, Tuesday, 9.30 am. NYS I-81 INDIAN Detail: “Hey! I was following orders”. Support would be appreciated. [Room 6, 12th Floor, 100 South Clinton St. Syracuse, 9.30 am.] New York

Cannabis Prohibition Insults Thousands of Years of Use of This Sacred Plant

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - Archeologists uncover a 2500 year-old cannabis shroud, yet pot is illegal today. The post Cannabis Prohibition Insults Thousands of Years of Use of This Sacred Plant appeared first on Waking Times.

BreXit : Acceptance

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
"The South's greatest spokesman, its intellectual leader of its states' sovereignty and states' rights position, delivered what became known quickly that year as *"The Southern Address." *And in it, Calhoun said many things, warning the country what the South might do, or at least the Deep South might do. But he captured it in this ending of the speech: "*If you,*" and he's pointing to Northerners, "*who represent the stronger portion cannot agree to settle on the broad principle of justice and duty, say so; and let the States we both represent agree to separate and part in peace... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
There was an absolutely classic* Dateline London *today, with a panel drawn* entirely *from the political left-of-centre. And the first topic? Brexit and the Tories (with not a single pro-Brexit or pro-Tory guest to be found). Steve Richards, though praising Mrs May's political skills, said putting Brexit into practise is going to be "a nightmare". Marc Roche said that Tory ministers "are xenophobic" and talked of a "climate of racism" and "a nasty country" run by "the nasty party". Eunice Goes talked of "a really nasty atmosphere" being created by "the nasty party" and said th... more »

Many a slip...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Mishal Husain might have endeared herself to a few people today (especially elderly judges) by clearly *not* knowing how to pronounce Kim Kardashian's surname. She kept on pronouncing it so that the "-ashian" part of her name sounded like "Asian" (as in headlines like "an Asian gang from Keighley was found guilty today..."): Kim KardAsian. And talking of people with Asian-sounding names, both the BBC One News at Six and News at Ten yesterday misspelt the surname of UKIP leadership contender Raheem Kassam (of Breitbart London fame): And talking of UKIP, Newsnight promoted their (r... more »

Brianna: Surviving Post-Cervarix Syndrom In The UK by Laura Price

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*Briana*Brianna: Surviving Post-Cervarix Syndrome By Laura Price Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire UK Sane Vax, Inc 27 September 2016 My daughter, Brianna, was an active dancer since the age of 2 and a member of the school athletic team. She has always been fit and healthy and very academic. On September 28th 2011 at age 12 she had her first dose of the Cervarix vaccine. Shortly thereafter everything changed. During the next 3 weeks she became increasingly unwell, experiencing fatigue, insomnia, constant nausea, increased body temperature, hot flushes, headaches and muscle and...more »

Prana, Clay and Spit

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*Genesis 2:7* *"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."* *Meaning, *that he must have had to spit into his hand to work the dust info clay or mud. Much like the Golem of Prague. "The Chinese call it chi, the Polynesians mana, the Amerindians orenda, and the ancient Germans od. It is an all-pervasive 'organic' energy."

Russia Finalising Work On Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Russia is to deploy the world’s first floating nuclear power plant in the Arctic. The wondering power plant will provide electricity to the remotest regions of the country that have a power grid, by 2019. The Daily Express reports: Construction on the dock which will host the floating plant began on Wednesday and will be finalised by October 2019, according to the contractor company Zapsibgidrostroy’s Director-General Marat Kharisov. The floating plant, known as Akademik Lomonosov, will have a generating unit, a dock with onshore facilities and waterworks. The wondering plant, whi... more »

President Obama Issues Waivers For 7 Countries That Use Child Soldiers To Continue To Receive U.S. Military Aid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Child soldiers with weapons wait for instructions in an ethnic Hema militia camp near Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo in this file photo from June 16, 2003. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna *VOA/AP:* *South Sudan, Others With Child Soldiers Get US Waiver on Aid* JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — President Barack Obama has issued waivers that continue millions of dollars in U.S. military assistance for troubled South Sudan and six other nations where child soldiers have been used, disappointing advocates who say his administration hasn't made curbing the use of children in combat a higher priorit... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
BREAKING: @POTUS just commuted the sentences of 102 people, bringing the total to more than the past 11 presidents combined. — The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 6, 2016

Donald Trump Admits His Words Don’t Reflect Him

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he is sorry for making lewd statements about women, and people should not always take his words at face value. A 2005 leaked video from The Washington Post shows the Donald as a sexual predator of women. “I did try and f— her. She was married,” Trump says in the leaked video. “And I moved on her very heavily.“ The apprentice politician carries on: “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.“ “Anyone who knows me, know these words don’t reflect who I am,” says Trump. Right wing Christian Trump suppor... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* 'You and everyone you know are dead'The British pound just went over a cliffDonald Trump on terrorism: 'Wouldn't it be nice if we attacked first?'There's a second Atlantic storm called Hurricane Nicole — here's why it matters'It's too scary here': Syrian refugees want to leave Germany just a year after arriving Someone just hung a giant poster of Vladimir Putin off the Manhattan bridgeDozens Of Afghan Troops Go Missing During Training At Military Bases In U.S.A Look Inside Key West's Battle To Prevent Release Of GMO Mosquitos CNN: Trump Appeared in 2 More Softcore ...more »

U.S. Using Terrorism To Topple Governments

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The U.S. are using terrorist groups to conduct regime change according to Mike Harris editor of the Veterans Today online journal. The idea was first broached by Wesley Clark, a former presidential candidate and retired US Army general, who said in 2007 that wars were planned to ‘take out’ 7 countries in 5 years… He told Press TV: “They’re running late, but they’re still on track” to oust more governments after destroying Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan and leaving “a wreckage every place they have invaded,” Harris said on Saturday. “The US toppled the government in Ukraine and is tryi... more »

British Charity Sues Home Office Over Refugee Children

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Lawyers for a leading UK refugee charity have started legal proceedings against the Home Office, arguing that ministers failed in their obligations to give sanctuary to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Europe. The British charity ‘Help Refugees‘ slammed the failure of Home Secretary Amber Rudd to relocate children from a refugee camp in the French city of Calais. Legal papers state that because of this failure, children were exposed to serious risks of abuse and exploitation. Concerns are growing about the safety of several hundred unaccompanied refugee children in the unof... more »

"The West – A Crumbling Tower of Babel" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"The West – A Crumbling Tower of Babel"* By Francis Marion "I first came to The Burning Platform a few years ago as part of a routine that I have. I own a business that is international in nature and, as a result, watching social and political trends and understanding how they affect my business became an important part of simply getting up in the morning and planning my days, weeks and months. Political stability is a key component to moving goods through borders so in my mind if you are not paying attention to said social/political trends then you do so at your own peril. Watch... more »

A Future Dominated By Forced Choices-- Like Debbie Wasserman Schultz vs Paul Ryan! How Appetizing Is That?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Pick yer poison* Last night we talked about how Republicans are already looking at ways to reconstitute their party after Trump is crushed in November. That, however, is certainly easier said than done. John Harwood, writing for the *NY Times* quoted Avik Roy a serious conservative policy advisor first for Romney and then for Rubio as saying that "the gravitational center of the Republican Party is white nationalism." That's not going away overnight just because Trump loses, unless he loses in a landslide, which is *not* indicated by any current polling. The Republican Party is sha... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Islamic hate preacher who called for gay men to be beheaded is teaching children as young as six at a school in London* A hate preacher who has called for gay people to be beheaded or burned to death should be removed from the UK, the Home Secretary has been told. Shaykh Hamza Sodagar is in London this week to deliver a series of lectures at the Islamic Republic of Iran School, which is run by the Iranian government. The American-born radical, who describes himself as a 'role model for young Muslims all around the world', has previously posted a video listing five ways in ... more »

It's About Sharing The Wealth

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
On October 1st, the minimum wage went up in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. It was Alberta's increase that caused a lot of howling. Alan Freeman writes: Following through on an election promise, the NDP government there is raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by late 2018 on an incremental basis. This week’s raise to $12.20 amounted to a rise of $1, or more than 8 per cent over the previous level, and leaves Alberta with the highest provincial rate. (Nunavut, at $13, is higher still.) The business lobby -- predictably -- was apoplectic: Restaurants Ca... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
* Hurricanes and Chicken Little Syndrome* Seemingly with every major weather-related event the “man-made” climate change alarmists come rushing forward exclaiming that the event is yet more “evidence” supporting their “settled science” claims. Hurricanes, tornados, lots of rain, droughts, you name it. Like clockwork, the media jumped on Hurricane Matthew and pushed the climate alarmists narrative while marveling at how “timely” the Paris Climate Agreement is. As NBC News' Ron Allen reported, “[Barack Obama] has done something that unites the world around the goal of saving the pla... more »

Open Thread

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I’m driving home today, so it’s open thread time.

Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 – they were wrong

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Telegraph has picked up on my series of stories on Arctic sea ice. In particular, with a refreshing willingness to look at inconvenient facts, they have reported how the ice has been redrawing at a record pace since the minimum, something I have repeatedly pointed out. (for some reason, the […]

Crackpot Joy Christian tried a childish trick to deceive Brian Greene's journal at Elsevier

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Annals of Physics is a journal owned by Elsevier whose current editor-in-chief is Brian Greene. The name sounds just like *Annalen der Physik* where Einstein sent his most famous paper(s) but I think that they have nothing to do with each other. Joy Christian is a crackpot (see TRF blog posts) who has primarily claimed – for a decade or two – to have "disproven" Bell's theorem. He's been telling everyone that entanglement doesn't exist and Nature is local realist, after all. His "disproof" is based on trivial conceptual mistakes, Joy Christian's utter stupidity, and too complex quat... more »

Have I Got Some Familiar Targets For You

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
*Have I Got News For You* was back last night for its 52nd series, with Nick Clegg hosting. The targets of their satire were the usual ones. They spent six minutes mocking UKIP, a couple of minutes mocking Trump, a few seconds mocking Hillary, six minutes mocking the Tories, and then moved on to fish and global warming, Jamie Oliver and paella, plus lots and lots of bonus digs at Boris ("a buffoon") and Gove ("a total git"). Curiously, especially given the summer they've had, Labour got less than half a minute of (gentle) mockery (a joke at the start about Corbyn on the train a... more »

Are Foreign-Funded White Helmets Supporting Terrorists In Syria?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Are the White Helmets an impartial humanitarian NGO or nothing more than an elaborate Western PR stunt promoting illegal regime change in Syria? Syria’s White Helmets have made headlines as the ‘Heroes of Peace’, with the media, politicians and Hollywood celebrities saying the rescue group are worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. Often referred to as the ‘Syrian Civil Defense’, the White Helmets who rescue civilian victims of bombardments, operate mainly in rebel-held areas. The ‘Helmets’ claim they are independent, impartial and unsullied by Western cash, but whose side are they real... more »

China Ponders Possibility Of North Korea Surgical Strike

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A Chinese professor claims that policy makers and scholars in China are warming up to the idea of using surgical strikes to remove North Korea‘s leader Kim Jong-un from power. During a security forum in Washington on Wednesday, Zhe Sun, China initiative director of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, said debates are under way among Chinese opinion leaders on how to deal with North Korea. The Korea Times reports: “Some Chinese scholars and policy makers began to talk about supporting ‘surgical strikes’ and ‘decapitation’ by the U.S. and South Korea as... more »

Economic News & Views ....... October 8 , 2016........Quick Hits For Saturday - 1) Hurricane Matthew Western Eye Wall Reaches Tybee , Hilton Head ( South Carolina ) , News & Data Updated As Important Items Flash. 2) US Presidential Campaign 2016 - Important Developments : Trump Lewd Audio Rocks Campaign & Existential Firestorm For Trump ; Hillary Leaks ( Nuggets From Wall Street Speeches , John Podesta Emails , Two Boxes Of Hillary Emails Disappearing , State Department Playing Cute Regarding Production Of Emails ) Washed Away By Hurricane Matthew Strength Storm Against Trump After "The Audio Tape." 3) Around The Horn - Europe : Market Moving News For the Week That Passed , Additional Items Of Interest.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Hurricane Matthew...... *Mary KingVerified account* ‏@MaryKingTV 4m 4 minutes ago .@Aaron_Maybin reporting for us in knee high water in Downtown *Charleston* @wis10 #*HurricaneMatthew* *Melissa Egan* ‏@MelisEgan 9m 9 minutes agoAshburn, VA Downtown Charleston right now. This is on East Bay Street. #HurricaneMatthew #chswx *Logan SherrillVerified account* ‏@LoganFox46 11m 11 minutes ago Water at the *Charleston* Battery almost two feet above road. Check out this fire hydrant. #*HurricaneMatthew* *NWS Charleston, SC* ‏@NWSCharlestonSC 13m 13 minute... more »

Updated! Pentagon Considers Launching Limited Military Action Against Syria?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 19 hours ago
*ASHARQ AL-AWSAT* *Speaking of possibilities for false flags or covert ops?* *"*Washington- *The Pentagon is considering carrying out limited attacks in Syria that don’t drag U.S. President Barack Obama to an embarrassing situation.* Officials in the Pentagon and the White House told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that *these airstrikes will not be disclosed and the U.S. won’t claim them publicly."* Usually I don't bother with these types of claims but *this report is worthy of exception*. Why, you ask? * This is a very plausible scenario given the present day circumstances.* *Alepp...more »

US election: Donald Trump sorry for obscene remarks on women per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The BBC gleefully and self-righteously report some off-colour remarks made by Donald Trump in 2005. Oddly I can find nothing on the BBC about Hillary Clinton gloating at getting a man off a rape charge or her remarks about (and to) the women who accused her husband of various sexual offences. I'm sure there must be a reason other than sheer bias that would explain this disparity in BBC coverage but I'm unable to think of one.

MENA Report........ Saturday October 8 , 2016..... Libya Items Of Note - Round Up On Recent Developments For Domestic Economy , Routine Affairs Of State Political News Of Note , Security Related Matters , East , West & South Libya News Of Interest.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Libya..... *Libyaschannel EN* ‏@LibyaschannelEN 9m 9 minutes ago #HoR delegation headed by Agila Saleh arrives in Egypt for meeting of Arab Inter-Parliament Union in Sharm el-Sheikh *Mohamed Eljarh* ‏@Eljarh 2m 2 minutes ago #BRSC announced killing of key commanders in airstrikes in #Benghazi. Air strikes conducted by LNA helicopters based in Benina's air base. *Alwasat* ‏@alwasatengnews 36m 36 minutes ago Head of #Benghazi's Municipal Guard conducts inspection of security progress in the city. #Libya … ... more »

New paper on precaution and existential risk online for free reading and download (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 19 hours ago
Some time back, I had two posts here, with a slightly tongue-in-cheek comment on some ongoing academic campaigns and discussions for attending to small or very unclear risks with potentially very serious negative outcomes - so-called existential risks: here, and here. As reported later, this led to an invitation to debate the issue with Olle Häggström (mathematician and crossdisciplinary futurist), author of this new book on the existential risk issue, at *The Institute of Future Studies* in Stockholm, and Olle used a number of pages in his book to comment on the points I made in t... more »

Economic News & Views ....... October 8 , 2016........Quick Hits For Saturday - 1) Hurricane Matthew Western Eye Wall Reaches Tybee , Hilton Head ( South Carolina ) , News & Data Updated As Important Items Flash. 2) US Presidential Campaign 2016 - Important Developments : Trump Lewd Audio Rocks Campaign & Existential Firestorm For Trump ; Hillary Leaks ( Nuggets From Wall Street Speeches , John Podesta Emails , Two Boxes Of Hillary Emails Disappearing , State Department Playing Cute Regarding Production Of Emails ) Washed Away By Hurricane Matthew Strength Storm Against Trump After "The Audio Tape." 3) Around The Horn - Europe : Market Moving News For the Week That Passed , Additional Items Of Interest.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Hurricane Matthew...... *Cameron Young* ‏@wx_cam 2m 2 minutes agoLake Lorraine, FL 11 AM EDT - #*Matthew* made landfall SE of McClellanville, SC as a Category 1 *hurricane*. Inland flooding and storm surge are serious problems. *MORECAST USA* ‏@MORECAST_USA 2m 2 minutes ago MORECAST USA Retweeted NHC Atlantic Ops To this point, #*Matthew* had done all its damage while hugging the coast. But the eye has now made landfall as Category 1 *hurricane* in SC MORECAST USA added, *NHC Atlantic Ops* @NHC_Atlantic Hurricane #Matthew advisory 42 issued. #Matthew makes landfall ... more »

UK will be first for trade deal - Donald Trump adviser per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The BBC report that: 'Britain will be offered a free trade deal before the rest of the European Union if the Republicans win the US presidential election, Donald Trump's trade adviser has said. Dan DiMicco said Britain was "a friend" of America and was leaving the EU for the right reasons.' Yet another reason for the BBC to campaign against Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton.

Largest Prison Strike In US History Protests Forced Slave Labor

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Realistically, half to two thirds of our prison population must be incarcerated to feed this monkey. It is easily ended also. Legislate the paying of minimum wage and pay those sums out to either the victims or the families in that order. Of course that would end corporate interest in this source of labor. Then maybe we can get on with the task of actual reform. So long as large corporations can benefit from this traffic it will. Right now family bread winners are been exploited and unable to support families. Those families are tossed onto the welfare roles for us to sup... more »

Pioneering Grandma Building Tiny Sustainable Homes Out of Hemp

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
*[image: pam-bosch-hemp] * There has to be a binder involved of course and vertical strength may be a serious problem. Yet it produces cast walls with an excellent insulation value and can certainly take nails. Actually a good profile to replace mobile homes or even to be used by mobile home makers. Otherwise we are looking at tip up walls easily secured onto a concrete slab. The inside is easily lined with gyproc to provide natural air cleaning as well and to eliminate off gassing from the organics involved. It may well need stiffeners for ceiling panels but that is no i... more »

Entrepreneur Puts Prisons to Shame, Turns Ex-Cons into Bee-Keepers – Keeping them Out of Jail

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What beekeeping offers is a way for individuals to be engaged in agriculture without the capital burden of land that keeps so many out. This very good. add in the skill training and part time aspect of much of the work and you have a great set of training wheels for an individual plugging back into society after incarceration. We need much more of this thought out as well. *Entrepreneur Puts Prisons to Shame, Turns Ex-Cons into Bee-Keepers – Keeping them Out of Jail * *By Waking Times Media* *Posted on September 26, 2016 * *Sweet Beginnings, located in Chicago’s West Side... more »

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - Chpt II - Early American Development of the Unconventional Aeroplane

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
As before do read the intro. In the meantime this tells us a bit must much of it is also suspect. The idea of producing a wheel and rim based flying craft using conventional aerodynamics happens to be seductive and has attracted many inventors over decades. The core problem is that you push the stress points far from the rotational center of mass and this quickly overwhelms material strength. The apparent advantages become a serious problem. Thus i do presume that this will lead to something neat instead. We also get a look at how the military conducted business circa 1936. T... more »

Kim Kardashian Confesses Paris Robbery ‘Staged’ – Show Cancelled

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Kim Kardashian has filmed a confession detailing her role in the Paris robbery and E! executives have responded by cancelling Keeping Up With The Kardashians. An E! network spokesman said “no decision has been made as to when production will resume,” but an assistant producer claims executives have cancelled the show. Kim’s filmed confession, in which she implicates Kanye West and expresses regret at her decision to aid and abet him, will feature in the final ever episode of KUWTK. E! have admitted that Kim is “overcome with regret and self-doubt,” saying that she “feels responsibl...more »

Gallup’s Shallow Gallery Presents ‘Avenging the Animas’ Exhibit by Klee Benally at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
\ Gallup's Shallow Gallery Presents 'Avenging the Animas' Exhibit by Klee Benally GALLUP, NM — The Shallow Gallery, a micro gallery that shares space with the historic El Morro Theatre in downtown Gallup, will feature an exhibit by Klee Benally through the month of October. The show is titled "Avenging the Animas: An Eco-apocalyptic Agitation" and will feature new political works

15 Years Of War In Afghansiatn (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Reuters *Business Insider*:* The war in Afghanistan is 15 years old — here are 29 photos of one of the US's longest wars* From October 7, 2001, until December 28, 2014, US and NATO forces carried out combat operations in Afghanistan. While those operations were meant to end and the US had begun withdrawing troops from the country by the end of 2014, the Taliban continued success on the battlefield, coupled with the ineffective performance Afghan security forces, led the US to continue its deployment in the country, which has seen decades of wars fought by numerous combatants. Ove... more »

Donald Trump On A Hot Mic Talking About Women

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005* Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post. The video captures Trump talking with Billy Bush, then of “Access Hollywood,” on a bus with the show’s name written across the side. They were arriving on the set of “Days of Our Lives” to tape a segment about Trump’s cameo on the soap op...more »

America's Winless Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy/Handout *Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch*: *Killing People, Breaking Things, and America's Winless Wars* It’s the timing that should amaze us (were anyone to think about it for 30 seconds). Let’s start with the conflict in Afghanistan, now regularly described as the longest war in American hist... more »

Is America Prepared For Another War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to selected U.S. troops. Pete Souza, White House *Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon*: *The Guns of October* Column: Is America prepared for another war? The land of Syria is a hellscape. A desert ruin, a blasted place where fundamentalists clash with fascists as major powers—America, Russia, Turkey, Israel—drop bombs. After a U.S.-brokered cease-fire collapsed in recriminations, Washington responded by saying it wouldn’t talk to Moscow about the war. Then Moscow announced its intention to pull out of a nuclear agre... more »

Israel Has Concerns That President Obama Will Implement A More Pro-Palestinian Policy In The Remaining Weeks Of His Term

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Obama with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel last year. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *Eli Lake, Bloomberg:** Israel Braces for Obama's Parting Gift to Palestinians* When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected last year, the White House threatened to reconsider long-standing U.S. policy to veto U.N. Security Council resolutions on Israel's presence in the West Bank. At issue was a last-minute interview in which Netanyahu said there would be no Palestinian state as long as he was prime minister. He took back that statement after the elec... more »

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

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Gorgeous spiral galaxy M33 seems to have more than its fair share of glowing hydrogen gas. A prominent member of the local group of galaxies, M33 is also known as the Triangulum Galaxy and lies about 3 million light-years distant. The galaxy's inner 30,000 light-years or so are shown in this telescopic portrait that enhances its reddish ionized hydrogen clouds or HII regions. *Click image for larger size.* Sprawling along loose spiral arms that wind toward the core, M33's giant HII regions are some of the largest known stellar nurseries, sites of the formation of short-lived but ve... more »

"An Admirable Evasion..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeits of our own behavior) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars: as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treacherous by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star!" - William Shakespeare, “King Lear”

Chet Raymo, “On Winged Imagination” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“On Winged Imagination”* by Chet Raymo “A sure test of dark skies is the ability to see with the naked eye the nucleus of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our own and the most distant thing - 2 million light-years - you are likely to see without optical aid. On literally hundreds of nights I have stood with a group of companions (of all ages) and unfolded the story illustrated by constellations in that part of the sky. Cassiopeia. Cepheus. Andromeda. Cetus. Perseus. Pegasus. The star Algol. It's a grand story that you can find here, one that has been a theme... more »

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