Wednesday, October 16, 2019

16 October - Blogs I'm Following - 3 of 5

10 pm MDT

"When 'Great' Is Not Enough" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"When 'Great' Is Not Enough"* by David Stockman "To follow the Silk Road is to follow a ghost. It flows through the heart of Asia, but it has officially vanished leaving behind the pattern of its restlessness: counterfeit boarders, unmapped peoples. The road forks and wanders wherever you are. It is not a single way, but many: a web of choices. – Colin Thubron, "Shadow of the Silk Road" (2007) "There is no “deal.” “Phase One” is more nonsense. The clear differences between the U.S. and China – beyond commerce – are well exposed. This is, as Orwell once distilled it, about “authori... more »

The Tables Have Turned on “Uncertainty” and Climate Change Policy

Robert P. Murphy at IER - 11 hours ago
The goalposts keep shifting in the debate over climate change policy. For example, it used to be called “global warming,”… The post The Tables Have Turned on “Uncertainty” and Climate Change Policy appeared first on IER.

Journalism Melting – Like Never Before

tonyheller at Real Climate Science - 11 hours ago
Two months ago, the LA Times hysterically reported that Greenland was melting like never before. They cited 16.5 hours above freezing in the center of the Greenland ice sheet, and said it only happened before in 2012 and during the … Continue reading →

Mice will play when crane removal delayed

Suzanne Rent at Halifax Examiner - 11 hours ago
News 1. NSP asks for rate increase Yesterday, Nova Scotia Power (NSP) was at the Utility and Review Board asking for a rate increase, which means customers will pay 1.5 per cent more each year for the next three years. NSP says it’s asking for the rate increase because of rising fuel costs. Jennifer Henderson […]

250 Million Children Will Be Obese by 2030

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
Childhood obesity is rising exponentially worldwide as the relentless marketing of junk foods reaches around the globe and governments do too little to protect their children’s health, according to The Guardian. The number of obese children globally is predicted to reach 250 million by 2030, up from 150 million now. There will be nearly 62 […] The post 250 Million Children Will Be Obese by 2030 appeared first on Health Nut News.

"40 Million Americans Already Don't Have Enough Food To Eat... And It's About To Get A Lot Worse" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"40 Million Americans Already Don't Have Enough Food To Eat...* * And It's About To Get A Lot Worse"* by Michael Snyder "The things that I am going to share with you in this article are definitely very alarming. But if you live in a wealthy neighborhood and are always surrounded by other wealthy individuals that never have to worry about missing a meal, then some of the numbers in this article may not ring true to you. Today, the gap between the wealthy and the poor in the United States is larger than ever, and many wealthy Americans don’t have too much sympathy for the struggles... more »

Let Plants be Thy Medicine - You Are What You Eat

ILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 (IPS) - United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: "Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World". This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. Read the full story, “Let Plants be Thy Medicine - You Are What You Eat”, on →

Election Death Toll Underscores Afghanistan’s Fragile Democracy

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (IPS) - A wave of bloody Taliban attacks aimed at derailing Afghanistan's recent elections killed and maimed hundreds of people, including children, the United Nations mission to the country said on Tuesday. Read the full story, “Election Death Toll Underscores Afghanistan’s Fragile Democracy”, on →

Dems Flub Details on Guns, Syria in Debate

AP News at - 11 hours ago
Sloppiness also crept in during robust exchanges over foreign policy, health care, taxes and more.

Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create ‘Stormquakes’

AP News at - 11 hours ago
The quakes are fairly common, but they weren't noticed before because they were considered seismic background noise.


Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 11 hours ago
I keep a "Gratitude Journal." I saw the outline (6 items) in an article several years ago, and I've revised it a bit to suit my needs. The main part is writing down 3 things from the previous 24 hours for which you are grateful. Most days, our life is so pleasant and delightful, I have to think hard, and occasionally had to resort to "beautiful weather for a walk along the lake," or "modern technology." Since our son Phil's diagnosis of brain cancer two weeks ago, finding things to be grateful for has been no problem--some days I can record 15 and bust right past three. From Ron Bro... more »

In The Face Of All This Political Chaos – What Are We Doing To Fix US Health Care?

Tim Bolen at BolenReport - 11 hours ago
Actually, Not A Lot… Opinion By “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen There is an old joke that goes “I used to be a Democrat but then the pimples cleared up…” These days it is hard to make a joke about the current Democratic Party, for they are not within an American description. Democratic legislators, and … Continue reading In The Face Of All This Political Chaos – What Are We Doing To Fix US Health Care?

UKC: Brexit on Edge, Trump, Turkey & Trouble with ‘The Kurds’

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 11 hours ago
*UKC News* | Co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen breakdown the midweek headlines.

Trump calls Kurds worse terror threat than ISIS ahead of US-Turkey meeting to discuss Syria

Just In - 11 hours ago
The US dispatches its top officials to Turkey for emergency talks to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria, but Donald Trump says the US has no business in the region adding the Kurds — the target of the Turkish offensive — are "no angels".

Maleficent returns in lacklustre sequel that squanders Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer

Luke Goodsell at Just In - 11 hours ago
Disney once again flunks the promising premise of a revisionist Sleeping Beauty with its terminally bland Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Lucky orphans? Why Aussie children with mothers are more likely to be left in Syria

Jack Snape at Just In - 11 hours ago
Politicians and commentators say bringing children with mothers home from an increasingly dangerous Syria is "complex".

Banned from travelling to Australia, how did an alleged former arms dealer lose millions gambling at Crown casinos?

Richard Willingham at Just In - 11 hours ago
Joseph Wong Kiia Tai had his assets frozen and was banned from travel under UN sanctions because of his ties to Charles Taylor, a Liberian war criminal. So how was he able to enter Australia and gamble at Crown's Melbourne and Perth casinos?

Austin Health CEO Sue Shilbury resigns in wake of series of hospital controversies

Sarah Curnow And Lucy Carter at Just In - 11 hours ago
Austin Health chief executive Sue Shilbury resigns after just three years in the role, telling staff of her "difficult decision" to leave after a series of negative reports involving the Austin Hospital.

Do the maths: Women winners dominate at the Prime Minister's science awards

James Bullen at Just In - 11 hours ago
Cheryl Praeger's career adviser told her that "girls didn't do maths" — they couldn't have been more wrong.

Man arrested in Darwin over alleged child abuse offences

Kate Ashton at Just In - 11 hours ago
A man in his 70s is remanded in custody over a string of alleged child abuse offences uncovered in a joint investigation between NSW Police, Northern Territory Police and the Australian Federal Police.

Maine GOP Senator Collins Never Much Cared For Trump-- And His Toxicity Is About To End Her Career

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Republicans in states or districts that are so red that they don't need independent voters to win, have no problem continuing to support Trump. At least in theory, the states where Republicans can win without significant independent support are these half dozen red hellholes (with their PVIs): *•* Wyoming- R+25 *•* Utah- R+20 (except even Republicans there hate Trump) *•* Oklahoma- R+20 *•* West Virginia- R+19 *•* Idaho- R+19 *•* North Dakota- R+17 And these are the dozen reddest House districts in the country-- where Republicans can win without independent voters and where even a... more »

Another Man Is Arrested in Probe of Giuliani Associates

AP News at - 12 hours ago
A Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani is in federal custody after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in.

"Economic Market Snapshot AM 10/16/19" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
• Gregory Mannarino, "We Are Now In A FULL BLOWN CRISIS" - • MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates - CNN Market Data: - CNN Fear And Greed Index: - • Visit ZeroHedge for the very latest factual news and information: -

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 15, 2019

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Turkey holding 50 US nuclear bombs 'hostage' at air base, report says* Officials are reviewing plans to evacuate up to 50 U.S. nuclear bombs that have long been stored at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in the wake of Ankara's military offensive in northern Syria, according to a report. The weapons are now essentially "hostage" to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a senior official told The New York Times on Monday. The Cold War-era B61 nuclear bombs are said to be 100-250 miles from the Syrian border, according to The Guardian. A former U.S. official told the outlet ... more »

Sanders Would Spend Nearly $200 Trillion, Employ 85M in Gov’t Over 10 Years

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: sanders-would-spend-nearly-200-trillion-employ-85m-in-gov-t-through-10-years] Bernie Sanders thinks he can put half the American workforce on government payrolls and boost the cost of government to nearly $200 trillion through the next 10 years.

Biden Back On Top by Six in RCP Average

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: biden-back-on-top-by-six-in-rcp-average] Senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped six points in the Real Clear Politics voter polls on the Democrat race for president. Joe Biden now leads Warren 29.4-23.4. He’s ahead of Sanders by 13.8 points.

Islamic State Not Following Their Usual Pattern In Attacks In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
(Al Maalomah)September 2019 was the second month in a row that incidents in Iraq went up. Usually the Islamic State launches a spring-summer offensive and then during the fall things start quieting down. This year, there was a spike in attacks in May, little during the summer, but then they have gone back up in the fall. The militants are in the process of rebuilding, trying to preserve their cadre and leadership, and are obviously changing their strategy as a result. There were a total of 123 incidents recorded in Iraq in September 2019. One incident was by the pro-Iran Hashd ... more »

Probe Uncovers High-Level Unease Over Trump, Giuliani Moves

AP News at - 12 hours ago
The House impeachment inquiry is exposing new details about unease in the State Department and White House about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Russia, Iran, Turkey & Penny: Talkin' up the STILL IN FORCE Adana Accord. Yup The ADANA Accord!!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
* Update @ 4:02 pm October 16/19* Hafez el-Assad signed this accord*Hubby was looking on Wikipedia to see if the Adana Accord/Agreement was mentioned. It doesn't exist on the North American version of Wiki. * *HOWEVER the Adana Accord is available in French. Francais (France) Accord d'Adana* *L'accord d'Adana (en turc : Adana Anlaşması ; en anglais : Adana Agreement) est un accord signé le 20 octobre 1998 à Adana entre la Syrie et la Turquie. Il engage les autorités syriennes à lutter contre le Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK) sur leur territoire. Il s'agit de l'un des te... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 16

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1973 Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian forces attacked Israeli positions but were turned back 1991 Turkish army launched ground assault into Kurdistan to attack PKK (Musings On Iraq book review of *The Kurds, A Modern History*) 2001 CIA Dir Tenet met with UK officials and agreed no Iraq-9/11 connection (Musings On Iraq Book Review *The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary*) 2002 Iraq held elections where Saddam voted president for another 7 years 2002 Iraq renewed offer for new UN inspections after US rejected deal (Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Thr... more »

Debate & Switch: So On and So Forth

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
**** Fall Fundraiser. Please show your support for Sardonicky via the PayPal tip jar to your right, making either a one-time or recurring donation. If you don't like PayPal, you can email me at for instructions on where to send a check. Without generous readers, I can't keep writing. So thank you in advance!**** *+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++* So, am I the only one who found Elizabeth Warren's prefacing every evasive answer to debate questions with the word "So" so very irritating? I started noticing the emergence of the word "so" as a trendy verbal... more »

Forget North Korea's Nukes: A Dying Regime and Collapse Is Far Scary

Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Asia* What comes next could bring calamity. *Key point: *Starvation, loose nukes, chaos, and even a Chinese intervention are all likely. What is left to say at this point when it comes to that “Hermit Kingdom” everyone loves to hate? North Korea, or also known as the so-called Democratic People’s Republic, is the ultimate Pandora’s Box and every president's worst nightmare: A-bombs, chemical toxins, biological weapons and missiles to lob them all over the world—including now at the continental United States. And Pyongyang knows how to get the news... more »

How to Make Sure the U.S. Navy Can Beat China in a War: Diesel Submarines?

James Holmes at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia* A good question for the U.S. Navy. *Key point: *While not a perfect solution, they are cheaper than submarines which use nuclear propulsion. What madman would propose adding diesel submarines to the U.S. Navy’s all-nuclear silent service? *There are a few*. The topic came up at an *early March hearing* before the U.S. House Seapower and Force Projection Subcommittee. Representatives from three teams that have compiled *competing “Future Fleet Architecture” studies* convened to debate their visions with the committee. Published by the Navy Staff i... more »

China and America Have Already Went to War (It Was Called the Korean War)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Asia* What would happen if the world's two biggest economies came to blows again? *Key point: *The last conflict between America and China was too bloody for either sides' liking. In November 1950, China and the United States went to war. Thirty-six thousand Americans died, along with upwards of a quarter million Chinese, and half a million or more Koreans. If the United States was deeply surprised to find itself at war with the People’s Republic of China, a country that hadn’t even existed the year before, it was even more surprised to find itself lo... more »

Hitler's Secret Weapon: Meet Nazi Germany's Me 163 (A Rocket-Powered Fighter)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * Nazi Germany pursued numerous ambitious and impractical weapon programs over the course of World War II. One of the few that saw action was the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, the only rocket-powered fighter to enter operational service. The stubby rocket planes were blindingly fast by the standards of World War II fighters—but were in as much danger of blowing up from their volatile rocket fuel as they were of being shot down by enemy fire. *Key Point:* The Komet remains the only rocket-powered fighter to have entered operational service. Despite att... more »

Crime, reform, and partisan politics

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 12 hours ago
It looks like the administration in Seattle is doing a terrible job of controlling crime in that city. Two reports by local business associations highlight the problems they're facing as a result. I'm obliged to the good people at Bearing Arms for putting together this summary of the situation. I'll quote it at length, because it deserves attention - and it's symptomatic of the situation in so many of our larger cities at present. In fact, in Seattle, crimes like rape, homicide, and aggravated assaults are the highest recorded in over a decade ... A new report commissioned by busi... more »

Streets in Ecuador are Cleaned, Parties and Press are Politically Purged

Juan Martinez at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the wake of the political crisis in Ecuador, Mexico has in the meantime welcomed a half-dozen opposition representatives to its embassy in Quito in order to protect them from political persecution. Mexico says that with this asylum policy it is reiterating its "commitment to protect and promote the human […] The post Streets in Ecuador are Cleaned, Parties and Press are Politically Purged appeared first on The Rio Times.

Court Orders Repossession of Aircraft Leased by Avianca Brasil

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An appellate court has ordered the repossession of seven aircraft leased by Oceanair Linhas Aéreas (Avianca Brasil). The aircraft belong to Airbus Financial Services Limited and were leased since 2011. Since last year, however, according to the petition submitted by Airbus to the courts, the airline has ceased to pay […] The post Court Orders Repossession of Aircraft Leased by Avianca Brasil appeared first on The Rio Times.

Free Breast Reconstruction Surgery Will be Performed for One Year in Paraguay

Juan Martinez at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Victory! Because you won the battle!", is the name of the Paraguayan campaign promoted by the Office of the First Lady (OPD) in partnership with the Paraguayan Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (SPACPRE) and the Ministry of Public Health. The launch was held on Monday, October 14th, at […] The post Free Breast Reconstruction Surgery Will be Performed for One Year in Paraguay appeared first on The Rio Times.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*THEROL DIX* has been named vice president of Montgomery County (Md.) Community College’s West Campus. She previously served as dean of arts & humanities at MCCC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master’s degree in communication from the University of Pennsylvania, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*TYVI SMALL* has been appointed vice chancellor for diversity and engagement at the University of Tennessee. He had been serving in the role on an interim basis since December. Small holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in education from the University of South Florida.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*CAMERON J. HALL* has been appointed senior director of annual giving at the Texas Tech University System in Lubbock, Texas. He previously served as director of annual giving at Augustana College. Hall earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*MARY MCCONNER* has been named chief of staff at Christian Brothers University. She previously served as director of multicultural student services at Christian Brothers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Central Michigan University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Auburn University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*LATASHA MOODY-LOVE* has been named the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) professor of military science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She previously spent the majority of her military career serving in the Indo Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) region. Moody-Love earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University and a master’s degree from Troy University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*GLORIA NORONHA* has been appointed director of diversity, equity and inclusion at William James College. She is also a faculty affiliate at Emerson College in Boston. Noronha earned a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College and a master’s degree from Emerson College.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*BILLY R. BENNETT* has been appointed director of university bands at Bowie State University. He was previously interim director since November 2018. Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Norfolk State University and a master’s degree in music at Morgan State University.

The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

Ramzy Baroud at MintPress News - 12 hours ago
The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place? The post The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections appeared first on MintPress News.

Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories

Eva Bartlett at MintPress News - 12 hours ago
Eva Bartlett traveled to the besieged Donetsk People's Republic to see firsthand how residents are faring amidst a western-backed Ukranian incursion. The post Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories appeared first on MintPress News.

Something Snaps: Repo Locking Up Again As Overnight Fed Operation Oversubscribed, Repo Rate Jumps

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Something Snaps: Repo Locking Up Again As Overnight Fed Operation Oversubscribed, Repo Rate Jumps by Tyler Durden, First it was supposed to be just a mid-month tax payment issue coupled with an accelerated cash rebuild by the US Treasury. Then, it was supposed to be just quarter-end pressure. Then, once the Fed rolled out QE4 while keeping …


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 12 hours ago

Police Force Horrifying Sexual Assault Exam on 5yo Girl After She Fell Off a Trampoline—Lawsuit

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: girl]A little girl fell at a trampoline park which would set off a series of police state events leading to a horrifying forced sexual assault exam by police.

Typhoon Hagibis death toll reaches 75 while 10 people are still not accounted for

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 13 hours ago
Typhoon Hagibis death toll reaches 75 while 10 people are still not accounted for Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis is now 75 people. At the same time, ten people are still not accounted for. Thus, the final figure is likely to increase further. It is known […]

US Congress bullies China and Hong Kong with new sanctions

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 13 hours ago

Top Canadian National Police Official Accused of Violating Secrets Act

plim at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters Division E, Surrey, BC (Source: Flickr/waferboard) On Sept. 13, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)—Canada’s national police service—arrested Cameron Ortis, formerly the director-general of the service’s National Intelligence Coordination Center. Ortis was one of the RCMP’s top civilian officials. He joined the Mounties armed with expertise on crime in East Asia and developed an exemplary service record, impressing his co-workers with his intelligence and work ethic. He served as former RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson’s “most elite adv... more »

The Syria Template

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
[image: A billboard in Damascus, Syria. January 3, 2008. Photo: Boudreaux and Andrea / Flickr] PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20191016-syria-template.pdf The beleaguered nation of Syria—nearly wiped off the map by a decade of British geopolitical warfare executed by London and the Obama Administration; the cockpit of intended thermonuclear conflict between the United States and Russia; and ravaged by terrorism and bled white by millions of desperate refugees who fled for their lives—has in the last week become the centerpiece of an entirely new systemic world order based on sovereignty and... more »

The Spillover Effects of the Trump Tariffs

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 13 hours ago
Thanks to this posting at, we have an idea of how much the Trump tariffs are costing American consumers. While the tariffs are being imposed to punish China for this: ...and this: fact, the escalating tariffs imposed by China, the source of much of America's consumer goods, is having a negative impact on American consumers. Calculations by show that the degree to which states will feel the greatest negative impact of the tariffs imposed by China states and which states will feel a relatively negligible impact. Obviously, the level of impact varies... more »

Tipped off by PMO, SNC Lavalin CEO left Canada fewer than 36 hours before he was to be arrested

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 13 hours ago
Former SNC Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce fled Canada just three days before he was expected to be arrested on bribery charges relating to a series of meetings that he and an attorney, Frank Iaccobucci, engaged in late last year to

Colorado: Pro-Immigration and Open Borders Advocate Killed by Illegal Alien with a Criminal History

Gateway Pundit at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
Ramirez Valiente has been charged with reckless driving, as his license was revoked due to a DUI in 2018. He was also arrested for reckless endangerment in 2011 and domestic violence in 2016. A district attorney dismissed both charges.

ABC Admits to Using Fake Footage of Kurdish ‘Slaughter’ by Turkey to Push the Pro-War Agenda of the Establishment

James Corbett & ZeroHedge at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
James Corbett explains that the pro-war media objected to President Trump removing 1,000 US troops from Syria, and has been caught lying again to the American public to keep the wars going. Corbett gives numerous examples of other times that the media has been caught using propaganda and lies to manipulate the public.

Extinction Rebellion Climate Activists Paid Over $500 Per Week by George Soros to ‘Shut Down’ Britain

Breitbart at Need To Know - 13 hours ago
In the past week, over 1,300 arrests were made involving members of the Extinction Rebellion, a climate-change-alarmist group that has blocked roads and shut down a London airport. George Soros is among the high-profile donors to this group.

France creates committee to draft rules for medical cannabis trial

Alfredo Pascual at Marijuana Business Daily - 13 hours ago
The French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) created a scientific committee to write certain rules ahead of the launch of a two-year medical cannabis experiment. The areas of focus of the committee will be: The products that will become available to patients during the trial. The training of doctors and pharmacists who will […] France creates committee to draft rules for medical cannabis trial is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

In mainstream partnership, Eaze delivers marijuana to California hotel

Margaret Jackson at Marijuana Business Daily - 13 hours ago
Room service just got a little tastier for guests at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California. The hotel has teamed up with Eaze Hospitality and Recreational Embassy to provide cannabis-delivery services to its guests, the latest example of a mainstream company partnering with a marijuana-related business. “People have been ordering (cannabis) […] In mainstream partnership, Eaze delivers marijuana to California hotel is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Signs of US financial and economic collapse accelerate

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 13 hours ago
*Interest rates for banks surged again last night to 2.275% in spite of record amounts of cash injections by the private central bank Fed to keep the overnight repo rate down to its benchmark level.* *To use a metaphor, the indebted US financial and economic system is now like a patient who has suffered a heart attack and multiple organ failure and been put on life support. (Repo operations)* *That life support system is now failing....* *Meanwhile, the building the patient is in has caught fire. (short term Treasury bill purchases by the Fed because of the** "growing size of Tr... more »

SNAPSHOTS OF A CULTURE: Candidate Warren delivers the snark!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019Ruth Marcus delivers a warning:* Over the past four-day weekend, we read Chanel Miller's new book, Know My Name: A Memoir. Last Sunday, Jennifer Weiner's review of the book appeared in the New York Times' Book Review section. Weiner describes Know My Name as “a beautifully written, powerful, important story” which "marks the debut of a gifted young writer." We aren't here to say that those judgments are wrong. Miller plainly *is* a writer, though we see remarkable flaws in her approach which Weiner and others move past. In the larger sense, we also thi... more »

It’s curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran owe big thanks to Erdogan By M.K. Bhadrakumar

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 13 hours ago
The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with the agreement between the Kurds and the Assad regime.

Ecuador News Links 16 October 2019

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 13 hours ago
16 October 2019 — The New Dark Age There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back Ecuador Regime’s “Fake Deal” with Protesters: Neocon Moreno Surrendered to IMF “Financial Terrorism” Corbyn and Sanders praise brave protesters who stopped austerity in its tracks Ecuador: faced with … Continue reading Ecuador News Links 16 October 2019

ABC: Taco Bell Seasoned Beef is Being Recalled Over Concerns of Metal Contamination

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
About 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef used in Taco Bell burritos and tacos have been removed from the fast food chain’s restaurant locations across the country. Kenosha Beef International recalled the products over concerns that they may be contaminated with metal shavings, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in […] The post ABC: Taco Bell Seasoned Beef is Being Recalled Over Concerns of Metal Contamination appeared first on Health Nut News.

Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State’s Deadly Toll on America’s Children

John W. Whitehead at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] “‘Am I going to get shot again.’” —2-year-old survivor of a police shooting that left his three siblings, ages 1, 4 and 5, with a bullet in the brain, a fractured skull and gun wounds to the face Children learn what they live. As family counselor Dorothy Law Nolte wisely observed, “If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.” And if children live with terror, trauma and violence—forced to watch helplessly as their loved ones are executed b... more »

DUP may block Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, confirmatory 2nd referendum may be tacked on to any Brexit billl

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 13 hours ago
*From the Independent* *Brexit negotiations are continuing in Brussels today in a desperate bid to get a political agreement ready in time for a crucial EU leaders’ summit. Despite progress, EU officials suggested any deal would still have to be delayed by around two months to “resolve technical issues”.* *Boris Johnson’s hopes of an agreement before tomorrow’s summit are fading as new hurdles emerge. DUP leader Arlene Foster dismissed reports of a breakthrough over the issue of consent on customs arrangements as “nonsense”.* *It comes as Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay admitted... more »

Czech PM: expansion of nuclear energy stands above the EU law from our viewpoint

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
PM Babiš has earned some positive points from me recently – by his at least partly critical attitude to Greta, to some new mass migration proposals, and by his dropping from the 2nd wealthiest Czech citizen to the 4th place (I am a compassionate conservative). But today, he got some new points for nuclear energy. Ironically, as I have previously mentioned, this year of Gretinism – which would produce a lot of support for nuclear energy if there were at least some rationality in this movement – has been accompanied by a new anti-nuclear wave, too. The eyes on Temelín's cooling towers... more »

Why the guillotine may be less cruel than execution by slow poisoning

Janine Lanza, Associate Professor of History, Wayne State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 14 hours ago
Many recent executions in the US by lethal injections have resulted in prolonged suffering before death. A historian asks: Could the guillotine be a preferable method?

Losing Their Grip

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
The pollsters are saying that this election is too close to call. But Michael Harris writes that the pollsters have a sullied record of prediction: I’m here to argue that the pollsters aren’t reading the chessboard very well. There is no way for Scheer and the Conservatives to win this election, if winning means governing. Barring an asteroid hitting the Liberal campaign, the winner of the election will be Trudeau. There is my limb, and now I will climb out on it for the explanation. Harris goes on to explain why he believes Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives will not be able t... more »

The People’s Money (Part 1)

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 14 hours ago
An explanation of the Federal Reserve money system.

It’s Curtains For US In Syria. Russia, Iran Owe Big Thanks To Erdogan

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR at - 14 hours ago
The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with the agreement between the Kurds and the Assad regime. We have a complex scenario where on […]

WATCH: Cops Hold Innocent Man at Gunpoint, Break His Leg After He Cussed at Them

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: leg]For practicing his constitutionally protected free speech, an innocent man was pulled from his car, and had his leg broken by police.

Foreign Rule Over America: California's Gov. Newsom Signs Law Putting Illegals on State Boards

Selwyn Duke at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: foreign-rule-over-america-california-s-gov-newsom-signs-law-putting-illegals-on-state-board] It’s a radical left-wing idea so unjust that it was even rejected by a governor nicknamed “Moonbeam.” But that hasn’t deterred California’s governor Gavin Newsom. Finding his own way to address secret foreign influence over our government, he’s put it right out in the open: Newsom just signed a law allowing illegal aliens to serve on state boards — governing *you*.

Appeals Court to Hold Rehearing on Trump Hotel Lawsuit

AP News at - 14 hours ago
A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel.

Bomb Scare at Montana School Turns Out To Be False Alarm

AP News at - 14 hours ago
Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb that exploded, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard.

British Family Decries Treatment by US after Border Crossing

AP News at - 14 hours ago
Seven members of an extended British family who made an unauthorized crossing into the United States from Canada are being held in federal custody at a Pennsylvania detention center nearly two weeks after their arrest,.

Making a Virtue Out of Neglect: How Laissez-Faire Constitutionalism Exacerbates Big Tech’s Absentee Ownership Problem

Guest Blogger at Balkinization - 14 hours ago
For the Symposium on Mary Anne Franks, The Cult of the Constitution (Stanford University Press, 2019). Frank Pasquale and Danielle Keats Citron In an arresting and powerful passage in *The Cult of the Constitution, *Mary Anne Franks argues that “the self-serving and irrational appropriation of constitutional principles to justify lies, harassment, discrimination, and outright violence endangers society as a whole and threatens to destroy democracy.” Indeed, a public sphere where words lose their meaning, disinformation spreads like wildfire, cyber mobs silence the vulnerable with o... more »

Brazilian Economy Minister Cancels Attendance at IMF Annual Meeting

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has canceled his attendance at the annual meeting of the IMF (International Monetary Fund), which will be held this week in Washington, United States. The minister was expected to arrive in the US capital on Wednesday night, October 16th, for the Fund's meetings to be held […] The post Brazilian Economy Minister Cancels Attendance at IMF Annual Meeting appeared first on The Rio Times.

Uruguay Ranks Fourth in World in Wind and Photovoltaic Power Generation

Juan Martinez at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Energy Agency (IEA) ranked Uruguay fourth in the world and first in Latin America in wind and photovoltaic The post Uruguay Ranks Fourth in World in Wind and Photovoltaic Power Generation appeared first on The Rio Times.

Number of Extended National Holidays in Brazil Will Double in 2020

Xiu Ying at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The year 2019 is not yet over, but it is already possible to plan for the 2020 extended national holidays. Unlike 2019, which had fewer holidays and some of them falling on weekends, next year will have many holidays falling on weekdays. In addition to the national celebrations, there will […] The post Number of Extended National Holidays in Brazil Will Double in 2020 appeared first on The Rio Times.

PSL President Plans to Remove Bolsonaro’s Sons From Party Command Positions

Arkady Petrov at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In clear dissent with Jair Bolsonaro, the national president of PSL, Luciano Bivar, plans to remove brothers Flávio and Eduardo Bolsonaro from the party's regional command in Rio and São Paulo. Under article 72 of the PSL statute, the party president is . . . To read the full NEWS […] The post PSL President Plans to Remove Bolsonaro’s Sons From Party Command Positions appeared first on The Rio Times.

Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain

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There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago

Meet the Ohio-Class: America's Nuclear Doomsday Submarines

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Americas* Watch out North Korea, Russia or China. *Key point:* America's missile submarines are an important leg of the nuclear triad. Nine years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Ishirō Honda’s *Godzilla *depicted a monster awakened from the depths of the ocean to wreak havoc on Japanese cities. A giant fire-breathing reptile, however, was *less* horrifying than what was to come. In less than a decade’s time, there would be dozens of *real *undersea beasts capable of destroying *multiple* cities at a time. I’m referring, of cou... more »

Yes, Russia or China Could Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. Here's How.

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * How vulnerable are America's carriers? *Key point: *More than just anti-ship missiles. Aircraft carriers have been the primary capital ship of naval combat since the 1940s, and remain the currency of modern naval power. But for nearly as long as carriers have existed, navies have developed plans to defeat them. The details of these plans have changed over time, but the principles remain the same. And some have argued that the balance of military technology is shifting irrevocably away from the carrier, driven primarily by Chinese and Russian innovati... more »

Stuck Between China and America, Vietnam Has Its Own Strategy For The South China Sea

Koh Swee Lean Collin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Koh Swee Lean Collin* *Security, Asia* Counter-intervention. *Key point: *Vietnam intends to raise the costs of Chinese aggression. In 1287, Gen. Omar Khan of the Yuan Dynasty led a sizeable invasion force, including numerous war junks, against Dai Viet (present day Vietnam). With battle-hardened Mongols forming the vanguard, it seemed as if the campaign would be a walkover for China. But a naval battle the following year proved otherwise. In the estuary of the Bach Dang River near Ha Long Bay, Dai Viet general Tran Hung Dao repeated the feat accomplished by the earlier, celebr... more »

All Can Be Healed Through Love - A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*We can say many things, but we choose to say to all who will listen. All can be healed through Love.* *© M.N. Hopkins* *To read more of my quotations, please click on the link below:* *Quotations by M.N. Hopkins*

RCEP: What is at stake for India and its people - 14 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 Real lives and livelihoods are at stake. That is why people are saying ‘No' to RCEP!

Serbia to sign free trade deal with EAEU in October - Foreign Minister - 14 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 Serbia is on the cusp of signing a free trade agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Dacic said.

Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia - 14 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with Vietnam and Indonesia.

La République centrafricaine signe cinq accords de coopération avec le Rwanda - 14 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 Cinq accords de coopération ont été conclus entre le Rwanda et la République centrafricaine, dont un traité sur la promotion et la protection des investissements.

Rwanda, CAR sign bilateral pacts - 14 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 Rwandan and Central African Presidents witnessed the signing of a bilateral investment treaty.

Génération Laudato si', quand l'arbitrage international nuit à la planète - 14 hours ago
16-Oct-2019 Les recours par des entreprises à des arbitrages juridiques quand le respect de normes sociales ou environnementales compromet leur quête de profit sont de plus en plus fréquents.

On The Political Implications of Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy

Unknown at The Verma Report - 14 hours ago
Immanuel Kant has not written directly on political issues; much of his work is on epistemology, moral theory, and aesthetics, and since his writing style is highly abstract, it is difficult to connect him to any political movement. Some of the letters that he wrote in the early years of 1790s suggest that the failure of the French Revolution had the effect of awakening him from his “dogmatic political slumbers,” and he was inspired to write a *Fourth Critique*, which might have focused on political theory. But in the 1790s he could write only a few minor essays. However, if we see ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
I keep thinking about two tweets I saw during last night's debate, one from a well-known right-wing #NeverTrumper and one from a pollster who has predicted that Democrats will win the 2020 election: The fact that the Democrats aren't on rhe air and in digital hammering the living fuck out of Donald Trump right now with paid advertising boggles my goddamn mind — Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 15, 2019 Well @kkondik, funny that you should mention that. The answer is yes. And the failure of the Ds to make Trump the central theme of their debates as the GOP made Obama theirs is j... more »

Plan to beat the heat at Tokyo Olympics by moving the marathon 800km north

Just In - 15 hours ago
The IOC says Sapporo — which is a similar distance from Tokyo as Brisbane is from Sydney — is as much as five to six degrees Celsius cooler during the day than in the 2020 Olympics host city.

The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins

Federico Pieraccini at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Putin has no doubt advised Assad and the Kurds to begin a dialogue in the common interests of Syria. He would have no doubt also convinced Erdogan and Trump of the need to accept these plans. More The post The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins appeared first on The Duran.

Center of the storm, Ireland balances future between UK, EU and US (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 337. More The post Center of the storm, Ireland balances future between UK, EU and US (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

With 15 Days To Brexit Hopes For a Deal Are Fading

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **DUP pulls the rug on Brexit deal: Boris Johnson's hopes of agreement at EU summit crumble as unionists condemn Northern Ireland 'consent' plan - with the PM now looking doomed to miss his 'do or die' October 31 deadline* * Irish PM Leo Varadkar warned there are still 'many issues' still to be solved * Hinted that an emergency summit might be needed in around a fortnight's time * Blueprint thought to revolve around dual customs status for Northern Ireland * EU customs border in Irish Sea but NI businesses would be offered rebates * DUP Leader Arlene Foster appeared... more »

Should there be “news neutrality” for Google News?

David Wojick at CFACT - 15 hours ago
The way we get our news is biased. Is a fix in order? The post Should there be “news neutrality” for Google News? appeared first on CFACT.

ICE Blames Seattle/ King County, a Sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants, for Releasing an MS-13 Gang Member Suspected in the Brutal Murder of a High School Boy

Newspunch at Need To Know - 15 hours ago
ICE says that two illegal immigrants and MS-13 gang members from El Salvador are suspected of killing a 16-year old high school student who was beaten to death with a baseball bat, chopped into pieces with a machete, and thrown into Green River last month.

Phillipines to Vaccinate 9-Million Children with Same Vaccine that Caused the Polio Infection used to Justify the Vaccine Program

Natural News at Need To Know - 15 hours ago
Only one child has been infected by the polio virus, caused by a polio vaccine, but the government now is preparing to vaccinate more than 9 million children - with the same vaccine that infected the single case of polio that created their concern.

A Strong And Healthy Heart Is Open To All Possibilities - A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*A strong and healthy heart is open to all possibilities and harbors no limitations that can be found within the human mind. The heart that is open waits upon the Grace of God which is the greatest redeemer and healer of all that ails Mankind.* *© M.N. Hopkins*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Teachers Who Quit to Create Schooling Alternatives* It’s not uncommon for public school teachers to experience burnout or feel demoralized by the weight of their work. Many leave the classroom and the education profession behind to pursue other careers. In fact, U.S. Labor Department data reveal that public school educators are quitting their jobs at record-breaking rates. But some public school teachers wonder if conventional schooling may be the root of their discontent, not education itself. They are frustrated by standardized curriculum expectations, more testing, an emphasis... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Unknown at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Mitchell Anderson writes that personal debt may be the most important hidden issue in Canada's federal election: The reason Canada cannot act in a more moral manner might lie in ballooning amounts of household debt. Canadians now owe an eye-watering $2.2 trillion or 178 per cent of disposable income — a measure that has doubled in the last 20 years. Personal bills now amount to more than our entire GDP, making us the most indebted citizenry in the G20 and fourth highest in the world. Over half of Canadians report they are only $2... more »

Venezuela: Deconstructing the Largest Social Engineering Experiment on the Planet

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 15 hours ago
A famous aphorism, associated with Abraham Lincoln, says the following: “You can fool everyone for a while. You can fool some all the time. But you can’t fool everyone all the time”. But is this really so?

Scientific study drawing attention to the risks of GM mosquitoes comes under attack

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 15 hours ago
Why is an Oxitec-linked author leading an attack on her own paper? Report by Claire Robinson and Jonathan Matthews

UK: State of Emergency

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 15 hours ago
The Met Police is facing a growing backlash following its decision to ban Extinction Rebellion protests across London last Monday. In reality, this is about the government losing control.

Metropolitan Police impose London-wide ban on Extinction Rebellion protests as arrests top 1,500 By Chris Marsden

barovsky at The New Dark Age - 15 hours ago
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists yesterday defied a London-wide ban on protests by the Metropolitan Police (Met). The basis cited for the ban Monday evening was a revised Section 14 order, of the Public Order Act, stipulating that by 9:00 p.m., “any assembly linked to the Extinction Rebellion ‘autumn uprising’…must now cease their protests within London.”


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Climate change: Fake news or global threat? This is the science* Under the above heading there recently appeared in the London Daily Telegraph a BIIIIG article by Sarah Knapton, their Science Editor. She discusses in an unbiased way most of the issues in the global warming controversy. She makes it clear that there are big debates among scientists about the truth of the theory. Because the article covers such a wide range of issues I can see no way of usefully excerpting it here. So I will simply mention a few points where Sarah was bulldozed by the warmists. She rightly points... more »

Nova Scotia Power wants 1.5% rate increases for each of the next three years

Jennifer Henderson at Halifax Examiner - 15 hours ago
Nova Scotia Power (NSP) was before the Utility and Review Board yesterday asking for a rate increase that will see residential customers pay 1.5% more on their power bill in each of the next three years. Businesses and large industrial users could see their bills go up between 2 and 4% each year. NSP blames […]

United Nations Backslides on Human Rights in Counterterrorism

bsaul at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
Photo Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre via UN Human rights and counterterrorism have been dramatically politicized and undermined at the United Nations over the past 18 months. In a spate of recent resolutions, the 47-member Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva and the General Assembly in New York have both retreated markedly from many of the hard-won normative gains in their earlier resolutions after 9/11, following concerted lobbying by the likes of Egypt, Algeria and Saudi Arabia—regimes not known for respecting rights in counterterrorism. The rot started in the HRC in 2017 and... more »

Adult Human Unaware of Danger of Fluorescent Lightbulbs Shattered into Open Trash

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 15 hours ago
Yesterday I was at the dump, excuse me, transfer station, in my town. We have private curbside pick up in my town, and when I got divorced, trash removal was important to me, but pricey, so I dumped the service... more »

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