Thursday, November 26, 2015

26 Nov - Blogs I'm Folloiwng

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There’s Big Money in Global Warming Alarmism

William M Briggs at The Stream - 7 minutes ago
[image: global warming money, gas mask, businessman, global warming alarmism] A sociologist with no training in the physical sciences is puzzled why most Americans think the world is not doomed by global warming. So flummoxed is Yale's Justin Farrell that he decided to study the question in the most scientific... more »

Being Thankful for Adoption

Rob Schwarzwalder at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: adoption young girl- 900 000] Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, let's hope we all counted at least some of our Creator's wonderful blessings. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation... more »

Something To Be Thankful For... And Who's Still Against Decriminalizing Marijuana?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
This has been quite the year for me. Last October I was diagnosed with a rare but treatable form of cancer, Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Lucky for me I found an amazing doctor who's one of the specialists in this disease and she fought it, apparently successfully.While she fought that,I did my best to survive the treatment, treatment that was incredibly intense, in some ways the worst thing I had ever experienced in my life. Chemotherapy is no walk in the park and the "side effects: can be devastating. The cancer is in remission and the effects of the stem cell replacement are wearing of... more »

Nov. 26: We live at a turning point in history....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 hour ago
....and it's not a good idea to live at a turning point in history. The fighting in the middle east has huge stakes for the U.S. and Russia. The U.S. has made it clear it is looking for world domination. That's the principle put forward by Project for the New American Century. There can be do doubt about it. It's easy to find on the web. It's a scheme developed by, among others, Jeb Bush. It's often spoken of as American Exceptionalism, the belief that the U.S. has the right to intervene anywhere in the world, regardless of the law. It has the right to invade for any reason - or for... more »

The New Hockey Stick - Upside Down

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 hour ago
What a terrible drawing.....Amateur. But is it "Drawing the wrong conclusion?" In this month's Quadrant, Steven Kates, under the subheading Myth vs Reality, writes "Global warming and Keynesian theory are natural bedmates...." His arguments re the comparisons of false diagrams is worth reading (see Quadrant -HERE) However, leaving aside his discussions of Keynesian Economics, the article harshly criticises the Mann Hockey stick. Kates also refers to the fact that Michael Mann crossed swords with Mark Steyn. Steyn is one of the great climate change sceptics. Mann is suing M... more »

Why Black Friday Lines Could Be Even Longer This Year

CNN at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Black Friday Santa- 400 000] As if shopping on Black Friday isn’t stressful enough. This year, shoppers could face even longer check-out lines thanks to the recent credit card upgrade. Banks have been sending out new chip-enabled credit cards that offer more security, but change... Continue reading *“Why Black Friday Lines Could Be Even Longer This Year”* at **.

Musical Interlude: John Adorney, "River of Breath" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
John Adorney, "River of Breath" -

Musical Interlude: Manuel Iman, “This Moment Called Now” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Manuel Iman, “This Moment Called Now” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Stars come out as evening twilight fades in this serene skyscape following the Persian proverb "Night hides the world, but reveals a universe." The scene finds the Sun setting over northern Kenya and the night will soon hide the shores of Lake Turkana, home to many Nile crocodiles. The region is also known for its abundance of hominid fossils. *Click image for larger size.* On a November night, a brilliant Venus, then the world's evening star, dominates the starry skies above. But also revealed are faint stars, cosmic dust clouds, and glowing nebulae along the graceful arc of our ow... more »

Musical Interlude: Manuel Iman, “This Moment Called Now” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Manuel Iman, “This Moment Called Now” -

Paulo Coelho, “Things As They Are” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Things As They Are”* by Paulo Coelho “Of course things don’t always happen they way we wish they would. There are moments in which we feel we are seeking something that is not meant for us, knocking on doors that don’t open, waiting for miracles that don’t manifest themselves. Fortunately that is the way things are – if everything went the way we wanted, soon we would no longer have anything to write about, nothing to guide our daily thoughts. This script serves our dreams as nourishment, but to our battles as energy. And as it always happens with the warriors that spend all thei... more »

"The Life You Have Left...: (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” ~ Leo Babauta

"Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"It is what it is, and it was what it was. Don’t fret the could-haves because if it should-have, it would-have." - Unknown

"You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do: Becoming Your Wrong Decisions" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do:* *Becoming Your Wrong Decisions"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "We are not our decisions and no decision is wrong because we made the choice with the information at hand. Our perception of the traits and characteristics that make us who we are is often tightly intertwined with how we live our life. We define ourselves in terms of the roles we adopt, our actions and inactions, our triumphs, and what we think are failures. As a result it is easy to identify so strongly with a decision that has resulted in unexpected negative consequences that ... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Renton, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"A Dent In The Universe..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here?" - Steve Jobs

"Give Me the Stars... Life Wants to Live!" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Give Me the Stars... Life Wants to Live!"* by Rick Tumlinson “I have been asked how I can so easily cross party lines during this election time, when it comes to supporting or chastising politicians based on their actions regarding the opening of space. Why do I care about opening the space frontier more than any other issue? How can I support this one who is doing this, or attack that one who is doing that? How can I even deal with that guy who is doing so much harm, and why do I attack that woman who has done so much good for other issues? So many reasons, so important to many,... more »

The Poet: May Sarton, "Unison Benediction" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Unison Benediction" * "Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Return, return to the deep sources, nothing less will teach the stiff hands a new way to serve, to carve into our lives the forms of tenderness and still that ancient necessary pain preserve. Return to the most human, nothing less will teach the angry spirit, the bewildered heart; the torn mind, to accept the whole of its duress, and pierced with anguish… at last, act for love.... more »

Here Are 12 Confrontations And Close Calls With The Russians Over the Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Mark Stout and B.J. Armstrong, War On The Rocks:* *12 Other Clashes And Close Calls With The Russians* The shootdown yesterday of a Russian aircraft by a Turkish F-16 is a worrisome development, but historically speaking, incidents involving the United States or NATO countries and Soviet or Russian forces have been fairly common. These include ground, naval, and air incidents. Indeed, there was a long tradition of the Soviet Union shooting at aircraft and people who entered their territory or even come close to it. Even in the post-Soviet era there have been similar incidents with... more »

Trump Keeps Driving The GOP Primary Into Darker And Darker Places

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Tuesday night Kasich's campaign posted the incredible Trump-is-a-Nazi video based on Martin Niemöller's universally admired anti-Hitler warning. Kasich's ad (above) quickly went viral. Within hours a bizarre phishing website posted this false story about Kasich dropping out of the race under the headline, "BREAKING: Kasich to suspend campaign facing bankruptcy, low polls." Authorship was attributed to "Voltova Dmitri" Tonight was supposed to be Governor Kasich’s night. He was to do “counter speeches” to Trump, who was campaigning in his home turf. Sadly, Kasich had few attende... more »

The Syrian Immigration Cul-de-Sac

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] WASHINGTON -- The Syrian refugee debate has become a national embarrassment. It begins with a president, desperate to deflect attention from the collapse of his foreign policy, retreating to his one safe zone -- ad hominem attacks on critics, this time for... more »

10 Things Evangelicals Can Be Thankful for in 2015

Juicy Ecumenism/Chelsen Vicari at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Thankful - 400 000] G.K. Chesterton wrote, "When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." I don't have to tell you that 2015 is a year filled with horrific news. Yet, even... Continue reading *“10 Things Evangelicals Can Be Thankful for in 2015”* at **.

U.S. Air Campaign Against The Islamic State: 20,000 ISIS Fighters Killed, Two Cases Of Civilian Casualties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning of September 23, 2014. (Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew) *Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy*: *The U.S. Air Campaign in Syria Is Suspiciously Impressive at Not Killing Civilians* *The Pentagon says it has killed 20,000 suspected Islamic State fighters, with only two cases of collateral damage. Something doesn’t add up.* To intensify the U.S.-led coalition’s war against the Islamic State, also known as ISIL,... more »

HuffPo Thanksgiving Front Page Stokes Flames of Chicago Protests

Breitbart at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: HuffPost Anti-Cop - 400 000] The front page of leading liberal new media site The Huffington Post greeted their early morning Thanksgiving viewers with a stew of anti-police headlines, all under the banner headline "Monsters with Badges." Later in the morning HuffPo had the same... Continue reading *“HuffPo Thanksgiving Front Page Stokes Flames of Chicago Protests”* at **.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 26, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says he gave the order to fire himself. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters *Mark Galeotti, The Guardian*: *Why did it take Turkey just 17 seconds to shoot down Russian jet?* *Ankara has delivered an incendiary message to Moscow, and while there may be too much at stake for the conflict to spill out of control it also won’t go away* Even if Turkey is right that a Russian fighter jet strayed into its airspace, the plane was within Ankara’s borders for just 17 seconds before being attacked – and was making no hostile moves against the Turks. Airsp... more »

Carving Turkey After a NATO Roasting- Claims vs Reality

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Yup, it’s long! But this is a subject I’ve spent a lot of time on. Reading, researching & reckoning for more then a year now...Still I've a bit more to to tell. Long term readers are aware *that more then a year ago, I started a series of posts on the impending NATO destruction/destabilization of Turkey.* *Yes, that is correct, more then a year has passed since I posted **:Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey.** & **Pt.2- Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey* Believe me, before writing that and the subsequent follow up the idea rolled a... more »

Pide aquí tu postal navideña con el nombre que quieras...

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 6 hours ago
Si estás buscando una hermosa postal navideña o de año nuevo 2016 con tu nombre, el de algún familiar o amigo, haz venido al lugar indicado. Sobre estas líneas verás una cajita de comentarios de Facebook donde podrás dejar el nombre que deseas. Nosotros tomaremos en consideración todos los nombres para incluirlos en nuestras futuras promociones que realizamos a diario en nuestra página oficial; La selección de los nombres es al azar y usted podría ganar en cualquier momento. Aquí abajito, podrá usted ver las promociones que hemos realizado... -... more »

100 postales de Navidad con nombres personalizados (Busca el tuyo)

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 6 hours ago
Recuerden hacer click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño Recuerden hacer click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño Recuerden hacer click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño Recuerden hacer click sobre las imágenes para ampliar su tamaño Aquí puede usted ver la lista completa de nombres ganadores de una de nuestras promociones frecuentes del Banco de Imágenes Gratis. Si usted no encuentra su nombre aquí, puede solicitarlo en la cajita de comentarios de Facebook para que nosotros lo tomemos en consideración en nuestras futuras promociones. En esta serie, se han incluid... more »

CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Recreates First Moments Of Universe

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) breaks a new record and recreates a moment in time that last existed theoretically at the birth of the universe, momentarily after the Big Bang. LHC smashed together lead-ions at 1045 trillion electron-volts, energies twice as large as anything seen previously. Temperatures of several trillion degrees were reached, about a quarter of a million times those at the core of the Sun. The high energy collisions reveal the state of matter that existed shortly after the Big Bang took place, a state of quark-gluon plasma. RT reports: Scientists at CERN ar... more »

World News Briefs -- November 26, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool *Reuters*: *Putin says to keep cooperating with U.S.-led coalition over Syria* MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep cooperating with the United States and its partners to fight Islamic State in Syria, but that cooperation will be in jeopardy if there are any repeats of Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet, Russia's Vladimir Putin said. Speaking after talks in the ... more »

White House Undergoes Holiday Lockdown After Man Jumps Fence

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: White House Undergoes Holiday Lockdown After Man Jumps Fence] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal... more »

Why Is The White House 'Blocking' Analysts From U.S. Military Intelligence To Review The Documents That Were Seized From Osama Bin Laden's Home?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard*: *Obama’s Intel Scandal* Barack Obama says he wants the truth. On November 21, the New York Times reported allegations that military intelligence officials provided the president with skewed assessments that minimized the threat from ISIS and overstated the success of U.S. efforts against the group. The Times story was an update of reporting from the Daily Beast earlier this fall. “More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria w... more »

Turkey Says Attack On Turkish Convoy A Russian “Act Of War”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Turkey have accused Russia of attacking a convoy of Turkish trucks inside of Syria that have left seven dead and several more injured. Even though Russia have denied being responsible for the attack, Turkey have nonetheless accused them of committing “an act of war”. reports: Footage released online by the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) shows plumes of smoke from the burning trucks and people running about in panic. At least 20 trucks were engulfed in flames. The mission, however, wasn’t sponsored or organized by the IHH, the group said. No organization ... more »

An App That Lets You See Invisible Wireless Signals Around You

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A new App is available that allows the curious to see all the invisible Wi-Fi signals that surround them. Architecture of Radio is a new App created by Richard Vijgen that uses data from millions of networks to show you the otherwise invisible activity going on in the infosphere ( an environment populated by informational entities). Up until now wireless signals from phones and computers were impossible to see. The new smartphone and tablet app enables you to ‘see’ Wi-Fi signals using your GPS location. It is available on iPhone and iPad with an Android version due in 2016. The Dail... more »

Turkish MP Reveals Russian Jet Incident Was Planned All Along

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A senior MP from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said that the downing of the Russian Su-24 jet by Turkey had been planned in advance. The opposition party’s deputy chair, İdris Baluken said “It is seen that the downing of the Russian jet was decided and planned earlier, and it was just implemented yesterday,” before adding “What we saw yesterday is a scene from a planned policy”. reports: The AKP [Justice and Development Party] has shown in its insistent practices that it is a part of the war in Syria,” he said. “The real matter about the downing of t... more »

Turkish Journalist Arrested For Exposing Weapons On Route To ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Two Turkish journalists have been arrested following the publication of what Turkey deems “top secret” information about the transport of weapons via Turkish trucks to ISIS militants. Cumhuriyet daily Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and Ankara Representative Erdem Gül were arrested for “providing documents regarding security of the state”, “political and military espionage”, “releasing secret documents” and “propaganda for terror organization.” reports: The trucks were stopped in early January, 2014, in southern Adana province while they were carrying supplies to Turkmens... more »

Russia Cuts All Military Co-operation With Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russia have announced that all military contacts with Turkey are to be severed following the downing of Russia’s Su-24 military jet on Tuesday. “Today, in accordance with a previously made decision, all cooperation channels have been cut between the Russian Defense Ministry and the Turkish Armed Forces,” ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. “This concerns all ties, not just the so-called hotline that was launched in order to avoid possible air incidents during the destruction of terrorist infrastructure in Syria,” he further stated. reports: The decision has be... more »

Dennis Skinner Accuses Turkey Of Aiding ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Prime minister David Cameron put forward his case for RAF airstrikes in Syria today saying that if MPs do not vote in favour of military action in the wake of the Paris attacks, our allies will be asking: ‘If not now, then when’? Dennis Skinner however warned of the perils of Britain’s intervention in the Syrian civil war, warning that the situation is “crazy”. The veteran Labour politician made some very valid points. He accused one of Britain’s allies Turkey of aiding Isis by shooting down a Russian jet, bombing Kurdish forces, and buying oil from the militant group. The Independe... more »

Saudi Announces Mass Executions – Including Peaceful Activists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Amnesty International have expressed its horror at Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it plans to execute 55 people for what it says are “terrorist crimes”, including people who are simply peaceful activists. Among the list of people are three juvenile prisoners who were anti-government activists when they were young children. BBC News reports: Amnesty said that given the spike in executions this year, it had no option but to take the reports very seriously. The group believes at least 151 people have been put to death in Saudi Arabia so far this year – the highest recorded figure si... more »

Massive Tampering With South African Temperatures

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood There are only ten GHCN stations currently operating in South Africa, and only one of these, Calvinia, is classified by GISS as rural. It has a population of 9000, and is situated inland in the Northern Cape province. Airport Y/N? Pop K Calvinia N 9 Capetown Y […]

Turkish President Vows To Continue Shooting Down Planes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Turkey will happily fire on more planes that dare to enter its airspace in the future, following the downing of the Russian Su-24 jet on Tuesday. “If another violation of our aerial border happens, we can respond in the same way,” he said defiantly. “The plane was shot down within the rules of engagement announced earlier.” reports: On Tuesday, a Turkish F-16 fighter jet fired at and downed a Russian warplane conducting a combat mission in Syria. Ankara maintains the Russian Su-24 bomber crossed the border and remained i...more »

Scientists Create World’s First GM Mosquitoes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Scientists in the US have bred the first gm mosquitoes that can resist malaria, saying that the GM mosquito will help provide the key in fighting the disease. A gene resistant to malaria was inserted into a mosquito’s DNA using a gene editing technique known as Crispr. Yahoo News reports: When the genetically modified mosquitoes mated, the resistance was passed down to their offspring, according to the report in the PNAS journal. It could mean that if these mosquitoes bite people, they may not pass on the parasite that causes malaria to spread. Almost half of the world’s population... more »

2,700 Year Old High Priest Of God Amun Ra Discovered In Egypt

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The sarcophagus of a high priest of the ancient Egyptian God Amun Ra has been discovered in the west bank of Luxor, Egypt. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al Damaty announced the find on Thursday, saying that the sarcophagus belonging to high priest Ankh-f-n-khonsu dates back to the 22nd Dynasty (934 B.C. – 716 B.C.). “The sarcophagus is made of wood and covered with a layer of plaster. It represents the deceased wearing a wig and crown with flowers and colorful ribbons along with ceremonial beard and a necklace adorning his chest,” read a statement from the Upper Egypt Antiquities De... more »

Japan To Send Patrol Ship To Monitor Chinese Reclamation Projects In The Contested South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 is pictured during a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the south Indian Ocean April 5, 2014, in this photo courtesy of China News Service. Reuters/CNSphoto *Asai Times/UPI*: *Japan ready to patrol South China Sea, navy official says* Japan is prepared to dispatch a warship to the South China Sea to monitor Beijing’s land reclamation activities. Vice Adm. Yasuhiro Shigeoka, commander of Japan’s Self Defense Fleet, said on Tuesday that the Maritime Self-Defense Force is prepared to enter into patrol activities at any time, and “u... more »

Ready To Eat? Mark Takano Has Some Useful Suggestions For Thanksgiving

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
With Trumpf giving a certain air of acceptance to blatant lying this season, California Congressman Mark Takano has put together some useful suggestions about stuffing the predictable arguments with the Limbaugh-lovin' brother-in-law with actual facts. I know, I know... they don't care about facts but what's the alternative? Make them all watch the John Kasich ad about Trumpf/Hitler? Eat hearty! I think everyone at the dinner I'm going to tonight is either a Democrat or an Independent. Although I guess I can imagine a fight breaking out between Hillary and Bernie suppor... more »

Mao, McDonnell, and Mirth

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
As a general rule, quoting from anyone at the dispatch box is a risky business. There are lines that can be fluffed, contexts to be aware of, and a chance the audience in the chamber (and at home) haven't the foggiest about which you speak. The more niche or controversial the figure, the more risk. When yesterday John McDonnell reached into his jacket pocket and produced a copy of Chairman Mao's *Little Red Book*, you knew straight away it wasn't going to end well. Yet it could have worked. Could. John made some very serious and pertinent points about Osborne's relationship to the ... more »

Paul Craig Roberts and colleagues analyze the shootdown of a Russian aircraft by a Turkish plane for alegedly flying 17 seconds over Tukish soil, given that Russia had made it clear that all parties flying in or near Syrian airspace had agreed "that there be no air to air encounters". PCR gives several reasons why Turkey decided to break rule and three reasons why they are presently lying about their reasons for doing so.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
------------------------------ *Turkey Is Lying — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ November 25, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Turkey Is Lying Paul Craig Roberts Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge has posted the flight paths of the Russian aircraft according to Turkey and to Russia. We know that Turkey is lying for three reasons. One reason is that NATO governm... more »

"Outrage Mounts Over Trump’s Ridicule of Disabled Reporter"

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 8 hours ago
From day one, political pundits have been predicting the demise of the Donald Trump presidential candidacy. Yet he not only seems to be doing well, leading in all of the polls of Republican primary voters, but each time he says or does something outrageous, he moves ahead of his GOP competitors even more. Donald Trump might quote Mark Twain: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The Donald’s latest offense was making fun of a handicapped New York Times reporter “who failed to corroborate the Republican presidential candidate's claim that Muslims in New Jersey cheere... more »

Russia Planning Economic Sanctions Against Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russia is preparing to impose a wide range economic sanctions against Turkey following the downing of one of its military jets on the border with Syria. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered his government to draft sanctions against Turkey within two days in response to what he described as an “act of aggression against our country.” He said he measures would include freezing some joint investment projects and restrictions on food imports from Turkey. Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said that other sanctions could include restrictions on the planned TurkSteam gas pipeline... more »

Brace yourselves!: Mark Easton on the latest immigration stats

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Following on from the previous post... Where was Mark Easton today? He's not blogged about the latest Romanian/Bulgarian stats yet. He's not even tweeted about them yet. (Has anyone heard him analysing them?) Ah well, I *did* see him on BBC One's *News at Six. *And he *didn't* mention the figures on Romanians and Bulgarians there either. Why? Could it be because of pro-immigration bias on his part? Or merely because of an unwillingness to 'fess up in public? Or something else entirely? Well, here's my transcription of what Mark Easton actually* did* tell the nation on tonight's... more »

Nothing changes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Another set of ONS figures, another chapter of *ITBB*'s chronicling of the BBC's reporting of the controversy over the lifting of controls (from January 2014) on the numbers of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants allowed to work in this country... If you recall, in May 2014 ONS figures showed an unexpected dip in the number of Romanians and Bulgarians coming to work in Britain rather than the expected significant rise - apparently contradicting Migration Watch (who were predicting around 50,000 a year) and UKIP (who expected even more). The left-leaning newspapers (*The Guardian *and*... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

Venezuelan Opposition Politician Assassinated At Rally

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, speaks during a news conference in Caracas November 26, 2015. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS *Reuters:* *Opposition activist's murder shakes Venezuela before election* Venezuela opened an investigation on Thursday into the murder of a local opposition leader days before a legislative election, stirring fears of renewed political violence in the volatile South American OPEC nation. Luis Diaz, a leader of the opposition Democratic Action party in Guarico state in Venezuela's central plains, was shot toward the end of a p... more »

Russia And France Agree To Coordinate Military Operations Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *France's Hollande, in Moscow, urges grand coalition against Islamic State* French President Francois Hollande told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday world powers must create a "grand coalition" to combat Islamic State militants who control swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. Hollande is on a diplomatic offensive to build a common front against the militant Islamist group that has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people. Islamic State has also said it downed a Russian plane on Oct. 31 over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, ki... more »

Obama’s Thanksgiving Message: Syrian Refugees Like the Mayflower Pilgrims

The Hill at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Obama: Syrian Refugees are Like Pilgrims on the Mayflower] This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution. "Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims - men and women who... Continue reading *“Obama’s Thanksgiving Message: Syrian Refugees Like the Mayflower Pilgrims”* at **.

Erdogan Threatens The World With War, Says Former Iraqi PM

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Iraq’s Nuri al-Maliki said on Thursday that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a “serious threat” to global security. The former Iraqi prime minister who hopes to come back to power again soon, also announced that President Erdogan is a facilitator for terrorist organisations such as ISIS, and will hinder international efforts to eliminate them. Iraqi News reports: Maliki said in a statement received by, “Erdogan claims that the Russian aircraft had penetrated the airspace of Turkey for a few seconds, forgetting that his aircraft have been violating Iraqi and... more »

Fred Reed, "vDare, HBD, and Me: A Great Weariness" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"vDare, HBD, and Me: A Great Weariness"* by Fred Reed "I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt to the roots of its teeth and terribly governed, that the narcos are out of control, the police criminals, and that it qualifies as a failed state by some (reasonable) definitions. And they play loud music at three a.m. during fiesta... more »

"Be Thankful..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

Mohawk Nation News 'Ranata'kaias' at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
RANATA’KAIAS Posted on November 26, 2015 *[image: mnnlogo1]* Please post & distribute. *MNN. Nov. 26, 2015.* Ranata’kaias, is our name for the office of the President of the United States. It came from an executive order that George Washington made to annihilate us. It means “a rabid dog who attacks and murders meaninglessly and destroys without any thought whatsoever!” [image: george washington] After 92 years of conflict, we defeated the French. They begged for peace. The 1701 Great Peace of Montreal gave the newcomers a right to cohabit on our land with conditions. In 1710 we se... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*Entergy Louisiana slams the doors on years of progress in developing solar choices for homeowners ~WWL*

'I want to go back there and live': Eagles of Death Metal vow Bataclan return

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
The band targeted by barbarians at Bataclan say they want to go back there and finish the show. “Our friends went there to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live,” Eagles of Death Metal co-founder and vocalist Jesse Hughes said in this powerful interview: [Hat tip Julian D.] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at

"How It Really Is" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"On this Thanksgiving day, rich celebrities and politicians will make a parody of what should be real charity by feeding countless poor and homeless. This will ease their conscience, at least for a while. But charity should not be a substitute for social justice. Just to ruin some people’s appetites before they attack that golden turkey: keep in mind that today we are celebrating a genocide." -

"Thus Were We Created" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Thus Were We Created" "Our Creator put us on this wide, rich land, and told us we were free to go where the game was, where the soil was good for planting. That was our state of true happiness. We did not have to beg for anything. Our Creator had taught us how to find and make everything we needed, from trees and plants and animals and stone. We lived in bark, and we wore only the skins of animals. Our Creator taught us how to use fire, in living, and in sacred ceremonies. He taught us how to heal with barks and roots, and how to make sweet foods with berries and fruits, with papa... more »

Flying Elephants

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 10 hours ago
One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, *‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.* *One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.* *The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion**, **faith and gratitude*.’ The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: *‘Which ... more »

"Sea Pirates..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Teachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492. The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and kill them. The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how hear... more »

"The Truth..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The truth is painful. Deep down, nobody wants to hear it, especially when it hits close to home. Sometimes we tell the truth because the truth is all we have to give. Sometimes we tell the truth because we need to say it out loud to hear it for ourselves. And sometimes we tell the truth because we just can’t help ourselves. Sometimes, we tell them because we owe them at least that much." - "Dr. Meredith Grey," "Grey's Anatomy" “Why Thanksgiving Is A 'National Day Of Mourning' For Some Americans” -

Turkey Is Supporting ISIS Says Former NATO Commander

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark responded to Tuesdays downing of a Russian Su-45 by pointing out that Turkey is interested in preserving ISIS Turkey has always supported the Islamic State in some way, Clark told CNN. He also hinted that Turkey might be dealing in oil illegally produced and traded by the Islamic State forces. InfoWars reports: Asked whether he agreed with Vladimir Putin that Turkey was aiding ISIS, Clark responded, “All along there’s always been the idea that Turkey was supporting ISIS in some way,” before going on to accuse Ankara of funneling ISIS terr... more »

"Thanksgiving: A Time To Imagine" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Thanksgiving: A Time To Imagine"* By Frank Joseph Smecker "Imagine if aliens from a galaxy light-years from Earth, decide to seek out a New World. Imagine they discover Earth, it’s the New World, they assume. And they pursue a relentless campaign of occupation, colonizing the planet. One by one, these aliens systematically remove, with much violent force, the people of the planet, starting with the First World dominant culture, because, of course, they’ll want what that culture has: access to the land and resources which that culture controls. Imagine these aliens succeed with su... more »

Give Thanks to Some-One on This Thanksgiving Day, and Pray for Leaders

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: George Washington in prayer] Thanksgiving Day brings us together around dinner tables to give thanks. Americans, no matter what their professed formal religious confession, or lack of such profession, know we are directing this thanks to Some-One. The One we thank is the God... more »

Black Lives Matter Protesters Rip Lights off City of Chicago Christmas Tree

WGN TV at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Black Lives Matter Protesters Rip Lights off City of Chicago Christmas Tree] CHICAGO — Protests in Chicago over the Laquan McDonald shooting escalated Wednesday night with some demonstrators pulling down barricades and others ripping the lights off the city Christmas tree in Millennium Park. WGN’s Erik Runge reports that he saw four arrests throughout Wednesday night. Continue reading *“Black Lives Matter Protesters Rip Lights off City of Chicago Christmas Tree”* at **.

Leonard Peltier 'Day of Mourning' at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Leonard counts on supporters like you! Make a Donation Online / Pledge to Donate Monthly Mail donations to ILPDC, PO Box 24, Hillsboro, OR 97123 No L November 26, 2015 - Day of Mourning Brothers and Sisters, It makes my heart happy to know so many of you are keeping this Day of Mourning event going. I hear there is going to be a National Geographic movie this month called "Saints and Strangers" about the REAL Thanksgiving. I want you to know that I believe… I KNOW this has only come about from your continued protest and determination to expose what really happened. But, damn, huh has... more »

Well, The Honeymoon In Canada Is Now Over - Justin Trudeau And The New Liberal Regime Demonstrate Exactly WHO They Answer To!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
Well, that did not take long... So many Canadians believed when they voted out that treasonous criminal dictator in Canada in the October Federal Elections, namely Stephen Harper, that they would now have a fresh face in Ottawa that would appeal to the needs and wants of the Canadian people first and foremost... But looks are deceiving and Justin Trudeau has indeed just shown exactly who he really answers to... For according to this new report from the center of evil itself, the psychotic state of Israel, it appears that Justin Trudeau has just voted NO to 16 new UN resolutions that... more »

Smolin's untrustworthy, misguided advice to Canadian PM Trudeau

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*One (or a country) must catch up before he (or it) becomes a leader* Justin Trudeau became Canada's new centrist prime minister and Lee Smolin has already prescribed Ten steps to make Canada a leader in science to the new prime minister. In his notorious book attacking modern physics, *The Trouble With Physics*, Smolin self-confidently categorized himself as a "seer" (a revolutionary physicist). In his text addressed to Trudeau, he reclassified himself as a "rock star physicist". Too bad that he doesn't mention that most physicists at better places consider him a crackpot. Check e... more »

The Allagash Abduction

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago

Possible Geostrategic Reasons behind Catalonia's Independence Movement from Spain

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Crowd Waving the Catalonian Flag* In all the recent crisis-laden controversy surrounding the Paris and Turkish false flags...lost in the shuffle is the growing crisis in Spain. Two weeks ago, the *regional parliament of Catalonia,* which includes the city of Barcelona, voted to work towards gaining independence from Spain. Here's a summary of the issues involved. *From the blog Hang the Bankers:* Catalonia’s regional parliament has backed a declaration on Monday to start a formal secession process from Spain. The region plans to establish autonomous rule by 2017.The declaration ... more »

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Features Balloons, Bands, Heavy Security

Karen Matthews at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Features Balloons, Bands, Heavy Security] NEW YORK (AP) -- Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye. The parade, in... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Onondaga Field Day' at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Post navigation← PreviousONONDAGA FIELD DAY Posted on November 25, 2015 [image: mnnlogo1] Please post & distribute. *MNN. Nov. 25, 2015.* This was written about the attack of the rotino‘shonni at Onondaga on May 18, 1997, by the New York State Troopers. It was published in the Akwesasne Phoenix on December 19, 2004. I added this as MNN was not yet online:[image: pack] “Something strange and unexpected happened on May 18th 1997. My daughter in Kahnawake had planned a trip to Onondaga. Just before she left her companion backed out. She came to my house to ask what to do. I told her sh... more »

Why George Washington Thought the Practice of Gratitude Was Essential for the American Character

Arthur Milikh at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: George Washington at Valley Forge - 900 000] Our two greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, respectively thought Thanksgiving sufficiently important to initiate its national celebration and to later revive this tradition. Our accepted convention is that Thanksgiving is about family togetherness and feasting. Surely this is... more »

Stranded Migrants in Clashes at Greece-Macedonia Border

[image: Stranded Migrants in Clashes at Greece-Macedonia Border] IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Hundreds of migrants stranded at Greece’s northern border clashed with police Thursday while trying to force their way into Macedonia. The migrants from Iran, Morocco, Pakistan and several other countries confronted Macedonian riot police who were... more »

Celebrating Genocide – The Real Story of Thanksgiving

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Irwin Ozborne* - Thanksgiving: Celebrating all that we have, and the genocide it took to get it. The post Celebrating Genocide – The Real Story of Thanksgiving appeared first on Waking Times.

Cooking With Chlorinated Water May Harm Your Health

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich* - Are you familiar with how municipal tap water is treated? Do you have any ideas what it's doing to your health? The post Cooking With Chlorinated Water May Harm Your Health appeared first on Waking Times.

Did Russia Just Bomb A Turkish Convoy In Northern Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*VOA:* *Pentagon Monitoring Reports of Aid Convoy Bombing in Syria* A U.S. defense official says the Pentagon is monitoring reports that a convoy of humanitarian vehicles was hit in an airstrike Wednesday near Azaz, Syria, about 6 kilometers south of the Turkish border. Reuters video shows aid trucks on fire at the Bab al-Salam border crossing. It was not immediately clear to which group the trucks belonged. Media and a monitoring group say three people were killed and at least 6 others wounded when airstrikes near Azaz hit an aid convoy. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights re... more »

Is Turkey Buying Oil From The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*: *Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President* Russia's Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said "a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack", had this to say: "We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation" by Turkey. But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earli... more »

Turkish President Erdogan: "Putin Has Not Returned My Call"

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: No comment is necessary.

Turkish President Erdogan: Russia Should Apologize For Crossing Into Turkey's Territory On Tuesday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*: *Turkey won't apologize for downing Russian warplane, Erdogan says* (CNN)Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara. "I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us," he said from the Turkish capital. "Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize. Our pilots and our armed forces, they simply fulfilled their duties, which consisted of responding to ... violations of the... more »

World News Briefs -- November 26, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Russia 'plans sanctions' against Turkey over jet downing* Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey over the downing of one of its jets on the Turkey-Syria border. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the measures would be drafted within days, and could hit joint investment plans. Meanwhile, Turkey has rejected Russian demands for an apology over its downing of a fighter jet on the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday. Turkey says the plane violated its airspace - charges Russia denies. *MIDDLE EAST* Erdogan: We’ll continue *shooting down violating plane... more »

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
Just thought I'd take out a brief moment to wish my readers a Happy Turkey Day with this priceless blast from the past. Later today, I'll be posting the annual pic of our holiday spread. But first, we have to cook it. So, happy Turkey Day to you and yours.

21 Kids and a Scientist Sue to Force Obama to Fight Climate Change

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Climate Change: The Next Generation from on Vimeo. Kelsey Juliana, an 18-year-old activist, is fighting climate change in the courts and walking across the country to spread the word on global warming.* *by Gaius Publius* (Implicit in the headline, of course, is that it will take a lawsuit to force him. As James Hansen's written testimony makes clear, that implication is correct.) *I've been meaning* to write this piece for a while, and my hesitation stems from the fact that it's actually at least a magazine-length article, if I do it any justice. Here are the main... more »

Turkey Won’t Apologize for Downing Russian Warplane, Erdogan Says

CNN at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Turkey Won't Apologize for Downing Russian Warplane, Erdogan Says] (CNN)Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara. “I think if there is a party... Continue reading *“Turkey Won’t Apologize for Downing Russian Warplane, Erdogan Says”* at **.

Russian Defense Ministry: Terrorists In Su-24 Search Operation Area Killed

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that the Russian and Syrian military have killed terrorists in the search area of the downed Russian Su-24 plane. RT reports: “The moment our pilot was in safety the area was heavily bombed by the Russian Air Force and shelled by Syrian government forces artillery,” ministry spokesman General-Major Igor Konashenkov told a media briefing. He stressed that terrorists and other “mysterious groups” were killed in the assault. The Russian Air Force has conducted 134 sorties in the past three days hitting 449 targets in the Syrian provinces of ... more »

Turkey Downed Russian Plane While In Syrian Airspace Says US

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
If the US official is correct, Turkey has committed a war crime by shooting down a Russian plane that was operating in Syrian airspace at the invitation of the Syrian government. According to a report by Reuters: “The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said that assessment was based on detection of the heat signature of the jet.” According to Russia Insider : Even if we assume that the Rus... more »

Brussels Threat Level Reduced

BBC at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Brussels - 400] The Belgian authorities have reduced the threat level in Brussels from its highest level of four to three, local media report. The city was locked down for nearly a week, with schools, universities, and the metro system closed and soldiers... Continue reading *“Brussels Threat Level Reduced”* at **.

I am going to say NO to YOU

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
like thats ever going to happen on this planet maybe somewhere in the futur that opiton will exist bu for today I stick with NO NO

Investigation finds data issues polluted air quality paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
An investigation at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia has found that a paper on air pollution and human health contains a host of issues with the data and its analysis. The paper has been retracted with a very detailed note from Environmental Research. The issues with the paper include an “incorrect analysis of the data,” and its failure to […] The post Investigation finds data issues polluted air quality paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

How Progressives Changed Thanksgiving at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: How Progressives Changed Thanksgiving] While most people wanted to work, a progressive president told them to stay home and rest for Thanksgiving. That brings us to the change from the third Thursday to the fourth in November -- and its impact on Thanksgiving and... Continue reading *“How Progressives Changed Thanksgiving”* at **.

Report: Did WH Keep Intelligence Material Gathered in bin Laden Raid from Intel Agencies?

Weekly Standard/Stephen F. Hayes at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Osama Bin Laden ISIS ISIL - 400] Barack Obama says he wants the truth. On November 21, The New York Times reported allegations that military intelligence officials provided the president with skewed assessments that minimized the threat from ISIS and overstated the success of U.S. efforts against the... Continue reading *“Report: Did WH Keep Intelligence Material Gathered in bin Laden Raid from Intel Agencies?”* at **.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 26th November)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 14 hours ago
Autumn Statement: Osborne accused of resorting to stealth taxes on big businesses, wealthy property owners and council taxpayers The decision to raise £11.6bn from an apprenticeship levy on businesses came under immediate fire from some tax professionals, who suggested it was at odds with the government’s “triple lock” ban on increasing any of the three main taxes. The levy requires employers

UN Demands Israel Return Populated Territory to Syria

THE ALGEMEINER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Israel map - 900 000] The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution demanding Israel give back territories it captured nearly 50 years ago -- as well as the people residing in them -- to Syria. Turkey, which demands that embattled Syrian President Bashar... Continue reading *“UN Demands Israel Return Populated Territory to Syria”* at **.

Video: John Pilger On Paris, ISIS And Media Propaganda

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Award winning journalist and author, John Pilger talks to Afshin Rattansi about how Washington, London and Paris gave birth to ISIS-Daesh. “Western media constantly beats the drums of war, while western governments continue the support for Islamic terror they started in Afghanistan in the 1980s” Going Underground also examines the media’s role in spreading disinformation ahead of a vote in Parliament for UK bombing of Syria. Afshin looks at the Autumn Statement and why in a time of high alert we are cutting the police force and buying drones. Also we look at which companies are bene... more »

This Pro-Life Group Targets Planned Parenthood’s Corporate Funding

Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Starbucks] A pro-life group say it has convinced more than 300 companies to stop donating to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. The organization, Life Decisions International, tracks corporate sponsors of Planned Parenthood in an effort to encourage them to stop donating. In... more »

Japan Announces $10.6 Billion in Climate Financing for 2020

ELAINE KURTENBACH at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Japan PM Shinzo Abe] TOKYO (AP) -- Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds. Prime... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 26, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *China Announces Military Overhaul to Make Army More Combat Ready* * Moves better prepare country to project force beyond borders * Biggest overhaul of Chinese armed forces in six decades President Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of China’s military to make the world’s largest army more combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond the country’s borders. Under the reorganization, all branches of the armed forces would come under a joint military command, Xi told a meeting of military officials in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Bloo... more »

Records Reveal Minnesota Priests Raped Hundreds Of Children For Decades

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Records which were made public on Tuesday revealed that Catholic priests in Minnesota engaged in a sustained and coordinated campaign of child rape as the Church kept the evidence buried. Catholic priests at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville went to great lengths to keep their secret hidden from the public for decades. The abbey was required to release its internal files as part of a lawsuit settled earlier this year. It marks the first time the abbey, implicated in clergy abuse cases for two decades, has opened its confidential files. The files included psychiatric assessments of fiv... more »

Your wish is my command

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
My powers are limited but within my scope I will always raise the perescope and look around and if something in my prevay was in your way I would attempt to move it

Too Busy to Blog Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Abandoned house in Tanzih.* Way too busy to blog, but some great stuff out there. Enjoy... - This article which interviewed an obviously reflective and aware local African-American expat, a response to the recent incident of racism/xenophobia/trolling for $ on the metro, generated massive commentary on Facebook, most of it lacking the above two qualities. - Saving Taiwan's Marine Corps - Indian newspaper column on Taiwan's economic engagement with India - Ralph Jennings on the recent Chinese interference with a beauty pageant. The Taiwan beauty queen wouldn't... more »

Interesting Video: "Paris Psy-Op/ISIS...A Great Summary", And My Take..

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I constantly get very interesting material sent my way via email and the comment sections at this blog.. Many times I have been asked to take a look at new videos and/or articles to to give my own take.... For this article, I want to present a most interesting video that was indeed sent my way... It is entitled: "Paris Psy-Op/ISIS....A Great Summary", and I have it first right here for everyone to view for themselves.. I will follow up this video with my own thoughts and comments about the information presented: NTS Notes: OK, I would say this video is very factual, other than a... more »

Nirvana on the rears and Van Morrison on the Front

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 15 hours ago
snow tires winter is here That's pretty much how I roll looking out for transport trucks and not getting T boned by Kia La Women I have a couple and they are travellers for sure one she owns me the others just pay the rent but its a beautiful life with ladies who make the sacrifice Transport is in question if the destination is the next life for I am quite secure in this world supporting my own personal reality distortion feud That is essentially my place in this universe and I realised that for now I only have one but I believe more than God that second one will come to rescue me I w... more »

Research Shows That Choosing to Be Grateful Will Make You Happier

The New York Times/Arthur Brooks at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: grateful] Over dinner, my new family had many queries. Some were practical, such as, "What does this beast eat to be so filled with bread?" But others were philosophical: "Should you celebrate this holiday even if you don't feel grateful?" I... Continue reading *“Research Shows That Choosing to Be Grateful Will Make You Happier”* at **.

Missouri Planned Parenthood Says It is Likely to Sue the State

SUMMER BALLENTINE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A member of the group 40 Days of Life prays outside Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri near Providence Road on October 21, 2009. This clinic may have its abortion license revoked.] JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that...more »

‘I was Tossed out of the Tribe’: Climate Scientist Judith Curry Interviewed

THE SPECTATOR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Judith Curry drawing] Some consider her [Georgia Institute of Technology professor Judith Curry] a heretic. According to Professor Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University, a vociferous advocate of extreme measures to prevent a climatic Armageddon, she is 'anti-science'. Curry isn't fazed by the... Continue reading *“‘I was Tossed out of the Tribe’: Climate Scientist Judith Curry Interviewed”* at **.

Food Stamp Bureaucrat Lives in Luxury on Taxpayer Money

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Southeast Regional Administrator Robin Bailey thanks school nutrition professionals and speaks to fifth graders at Ford Elementary School in Cobb County, Georgia. Photo taken Oct. 17, 2014.] The southwest regional office responsible for food stamps is taking heat for a very expensive office upgrade, but the agency is snapping back and arguing the cost was necessary. Administrator Robin Bailey runs the southeast regional office for the Food and... more »

Hillary's Campaign Is Bragging About Being Endorsed By LIUNA. Meet LIUNA And The Right-wing Nut Who Runs It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Just before the Thanksgiving break, the Clinton campaign stiffed MoveOn and its 8 million grassroots members just as they were playing kissy-kissy with the worst and most degenerate of the right-wing labor unions, LIUNA, which disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO in 2006 and, earlier, was prosecuted by the Department of Labor for racketeering, corruption and ties to organized crime. It’s a shame," said Anna Galland, the executive director of Civic Action, "that Secretary Clinton declined to participate in the MoveOn member forum. She missed an opportunity to speak directly to ... more »

Nirvana on the Rears and Van Morrison in Front

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
That's pretty much how I roll looking out for transport trucks and not getting T boned by Kia La Women I have a couple and they are travellers for sure one she owns me the others just pay the rent but its a beautiful life with ladies who make the sacrifice Transport is in question if the destination is the next life for I am quite secure in this world supporting my own personal reality distortion feud That is essentially my place in this universe and I realised that for now I only have one but I believe more than God that second one will come to rescue me I woke up this morning and go... more »

Honest errors take down math paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
An incorrect proof has felled a math paper. There’s not too much to say in a straightforward situation like this one, which we’ve seen before — the result of honest errors, not any malfeasance. Here’s the abstract for “Spectral mapping theorem for generalized Kato spectrum:” In this paper, we give an affirmative answer to Mbekhta’s conjecture (Mbekhta, […] The post Honest errors take down math paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Turkish Military Invited Russian Military Attachés To Its Headquarters To Explain Downing Of Jet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Chief of Turkish General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar. Cihan Photo *Daily Hurriyet:* *Turkish military says met Russian attachés, explained downing of jet* Turkey’s military invited Russian military attachés to its headquarters on Nov. 25 to explain that Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet the previous day because its rules of engagement were invoked after the plane failed to respond to warnings, according to army sources. During the meeting, the Turkish Armed Forces elaborated on the military’s efforts to find and rescue the pilots who ejected from the fighter jet while also explain... more »

Rights Groups: Saudi Coalition Used UK Missiles On Yemeni Civilian Target

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The Saudi coalition used British-made cruise missiles during an attack on a civilian Yemeni factory according to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch The airstrike took place on September 23 in the village of Matna in Beni Matar district, west of Sana’a. Witnesses and one of the factory owners said that four missiles hit the Radfan Ceramics Factory in quick succession Press TV reports: According to a report published by the human rights groups on Wednesday, remains of PGM-500 missiles, manufactured by the UK firm Marconi Dynamics, were found in the rubble of a factory that w... more »

St. Louis Rams Pray as Teammate Recovers from Being Shot in the Head

ESPN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rams Pray for Bailey - 400 000] EARTH CITY, Mo. — The St. Louis Rams went through practice Wednesday with heavy hearts after learning receiver Stedman Bailey had been shot on Tuesday night in Miami Gardens, Florida. After the practice, Rams coach Jeff Fisher informed his team... Continue reading *“St. Louis Rams Pray as Teammate Recovers from Being Shot in the Head”* at **.

Costco: FDA Tests Point To E. coli in Chicken Salad Mix

DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Costco] SEATTLE (AP) -- Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states,... more »

Donald Trump Mocks Reporter’s Disability

CBS News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] At a rally in South Carolina Tuesday, when GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was defending the contention that “thousands and thousands of people” cheered the September 11th terrorist attack in Jersey City, New Jersey, he did an impression of a reporter’s physical... Continue reading *“Donald Trump Mocks Reporter’s Disability”* at **.

Putting The Numbers In Perspective

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago Canadians across the country are getting ready to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees. In the small community in which my wife and I live, a family of 11 arrived two months ago. But before we begin congratulating ourselves too heartily, Jeff Sallot writes, we should put that number -- 25,000 -- in perspective: While 25,000 might seem like a big number, it’s still only 10 per cent of the total number of immigrants to Canada in an average year. On the other hand, 25,000 is two-and-a-half times the number of Syri... more »

More Details Emerge On The 12-Hour Operation To Rescue The Downed Russian Pilot

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Inside the 12-Hour Operation to Rescue the Downed Russian Pilot* The Russian Defense Ministry released details today about the 12-hour operation its military conducted to rescue a fighter pilot shot down by Turkish forces inside Syria yesterday. According to a timeline released by Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, the attack on the Russian warplane came at 10:24 a.m. Moscow time Tuesday, when a Turkish F-16 fired a “homing short range missile” that downed the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 as it was conducting a combat sortie over Syria. The Russians have denied that the aircraft cross... more »

US ‘Very Concerned’ Over Deployment Of Russian Missile System To Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
An American official has said that the US military is very concerned about Russia’s imminent deployment of an advanced missile defense system to Syria The Kremlin announced that it is sending S-400 anti-aircraft missiles to the Khmeimim airbase at Latakia following the downing of a Russian warplane inside Syria by Turkish jets on Tuesday. The airbase is just 50 kilometers (30 miles) away from the border with Turkey. Press TV report: A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday the S-400 poses a significant threat. He said the planned deployment is raising “si... more »

Gathering of Generations

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

Turkey Releases Audio of ‘Warning’ to Downed Russian Jet

BBC at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Russian jet Turkey - 400 000] The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border. “Change your heading south immediately,” a voice says in English. Turkey said it... Continue reading *“Turkey Releases Audio of ‘Warning’ to Downed Russian Jet”* at **.

3 Million People Expected to Attend NYC Thanksgiving Parade under Tight Security

MICHAEL BALSAMO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Thanksgiving Day Parade] NEW YORK (AP) -- As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, security will be tight in New York City with a record number of police officers patrolling the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. City officials have said there are... more »

Protesters to Target Chicago Shopping Area on Black Friday After Release of Video of Police Officer Killing Teen

DON BABWIN & SOPHIA TAREEN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Chicago protests] CHICAGO (AP) -- Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down... more »

Pope Francis in Kenya, Speaks for Families, Human Dignity

BBC at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Francis with Kenyan bishops] Wearing a robe embroidered to look like beads worn by the Maasai, Pope Francis told them: “Our faith in God’s word calls us to support families in their mission in society, to accept children as a blessing for our world,... Continue reading *“Pope Francis in Kenya, Speaks for Families, Human Dignity”* at **.

Iranian Supreme Leader: U.S. Using Sex, Money To Infiltrate Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
© Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters *Reuters:* *U.S. using sex, money to infiltrate Iran, supreme leader says* The United States is using sex, money and Western lifestyles to infiltrate Iran's decision-making elite, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. The remarks by Khamenei, who has the last word on matters of state, followed a wave of arrests of journalists and intellectuals by Tehran authorities over fears of Western infiltration after Iran reached an agreement with world powers over its nuclear program. "Two main things are used for this i... more »

China Pledges To Assist African Countries In Their Fight Against Violent Extremism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
China is likely to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits South Africa and Zimbabwe next month. Photo: JASON LEE / POOL / AFP *Reuters:* *China pledges to work with Africa in fighting militancy after Mali attack* China will strengthen its cooperation with Africa in the fight against violent extremism after an attack last week by Islamist militants in Mali killed 19 people, including three Chinese citizens, China's foreign minister said on Thursday. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for relevant departments to boost security work outside China's bor... more »

After Welcoming Refugees, Europe is Saying No More

Newsweek at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Refugees] The civil war in Syria, and ongoing upheavals in Iraq and Afghanistan, moved many countries in Europe to open their doors to people fleeing the crisis. But faced with a massive influx of refugees, and shaken by the Paris attacks on... Continue reading *“After Welcoming Refugees, Europe is Saying No More”* at **.

Obama Admin Says States Lack Authority to Block Refugees

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a... more »

A Look at the Hot Toys for Christmas 2015

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Toy, Child, Retail, Store, Cheerful, Christmas 2015] NEW YORK (AP) -- Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season? Holiday toys hit the shelves in recent weeks. And so far, just as in the past few years, there’s no... more »

Black Friday Sales Numbers Are Useless And Wrong

FiveThirtyEight at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Macys black friday] Unfortunately, preliminary Black Friday reports contain almost no useful information about the state of the economy. The first round of stories -- the ones on Thursday evening or Friday -- are driven almost entirely by anecdote: How many people showed... Continue reading *“Black Friday Sales Numbers Are Useless And Wrong”* at **.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*No more fish dinners for YOU!* *This is all theory, not new research and I think we need only one sentence from the academic journal article to sum it all up: "Yet the influence of predators on carbon accumulation and preservation in vegetated coastal habitats (that is, salt marshes, seagrass meadows and mangroves) is poorly understood". We would be unwise to base any action on something that is poorly understood* The oceans cover 71 per cent of our planet’s surface. They are home to complex ecosystems that are being disturbed by industrial and recreational fishing, and other... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*K-12 Course Choice: The Next Evolution in School Choice?* A fundamental tenet of parental choice in education is that students’ learning opportunities should be personalized rather than limited based on where their parents can afford to live. Online (or virtual) learning takes this concept even further by removing both geographical and temporal constraints. This month The Evergreen Education Group released its 11th annual Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning report. Findings were presented at the iNACOL [International Association for K-12 Online Learning ] Blended and Online ... more »

A closer look at the CRTC Voter Contact Registry

Alison at Creekside - 17 hours ago
The Fair Elections Act mandated the first ever Voter Contact Registry. Phone-bank companies, candidates, political parties and third party groups hiring an outside company to make live and robo calls had 48 hours from the start of their use in a campaign to register with the CRTC. Parties and candidates making their own in house calls were not required to register. The DoNotCall list does not apply to political calls. This same Fair Elections Act prevented release of the list til a month after the election. This meant voters were unable to check it to see if the calls they were recei... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Hadrian’s Wall collapses in the influx of new energetics

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Hadrian's wall was created during an older era of xenophobia much like today in Europe but directed at the Scots (rather than Syrian or North African refugees from western sponsored proxy wars) who would not accept domination from Rome.* *"According to restored sandstone fragments found in Jarrow which date from 118 or 119, it was Hadrian's wish to keep "intact the empire", which had been imposed on him via "divine instruction"...* *... Scholars disagree over how much of a threat the inhabitants of northern Britain really presented and whether there was any economic advantage ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views - November 26 , 2015 ) - Turkey vs Russia Situation ( Neither side is backing down from its positions , Russia deploys S- 400 System to Syria , Turkish imports get mandatory inspections by Russia along with new hurdles imposed on Turkish travelers / truckers by Russia observed ) .... Europe In Focus ( News & Data of the day touching on Greece , Refugee situation , UK & Brexit , Germany & Merkel , Looming Elections - Catalan & Ireland , Europe & Isis fight - Syria / Libya Theaters , Italian non reforms a concern , EZ data of the day , NIRP ) ....... Asia & Emerging Nations In Central Focus ( China / Saudi Arabia / Commodities in focus )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Turkey - Russia Situation..... *dwnews* ‏@dwnews 34s 34 seconds ago Hollande seeks unity with Russia in anti-'IS' coalition http:// [image: Embedded image permalink] *TASS* ‏@tassagency_en 3m 3 minutes ago Russia will respond to Turkey's aggression with defense, diplomatic and economic measures, says PM … *Agence France-Presse* ‏@AFP 30s 31 seconds ago #BREAKING Russian foreign ministry urges nationals in Turkey to return home *TASS* ‏@tassagency_en 36s 37 seconds ago Turkey’s annual revenues from Russian ... more »

Global Stocks Rise on Expectations of European Stimulus

YOUKYUNG LEE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Philippine Stock market board] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded. KEEPING SCORE: Europe opened higher, with Britain’s FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent... more »

Grateful for the Good Things ISIS Hates

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Statue of Liberty Sunset - 900 000] The Paris attacks have occasioned a wide-ranging debate about what they mean and how to respond, involving Islam and its role, military strategy and, oddly enough, how Muslims in New Jersey reacted to Sept. 11 (thanks, Donald Trump). It’s all... more »

Ronald Reagan: A Soldier’s Pledge

YouTube/Net Stoopid at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Reagan Viewed the Immigration Debate Through the Prism of an Earlier Era] What follows is a beautifully produced short film (3.5 minutes) drawing on excerpts from President Ronald Reagan’s First Inaugural Address, delivered to the United Congress and the world on January 20, 1981, reminding us of another thing we have to... more »

Cameron: U.K. Must Attack IS in Syria to Deny Group Safe Haven

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and French President Francois Hollande (L) outside the Bataclan theater in Paris.] LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain owes it to allies France and the United States to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Cameron is trying to persuade reluctant lawmakers to back action, arguing that... more »

Israel to Build New Fence in Response to Palestinian Violence

Daniella Cheslow at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: The view of the West Bank wall from the Israeli-Jerusalem side. Photo taken in May 2008.] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate incidents Thursday in the West Bank as Israel announced plans to build a new fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate... more »

Putin Criticizes Turkey for Not Apologizing for Downing Jet

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Vladimir Putin] MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says Turkey still has not apologized for the downing of a Russian warplane or given assurances that “the culprits of this crime” will be punished. Previously warm relations between the two countries have... more »

Thanksgiving Reflections

Yvonne Ortega at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Family time at Thanksgiving] YVONNE ORTEGA -- Do you have memories of Thanksgiving dinner where you had to say what you were thankful for? I do, and I still keep that tradition. I also keep a gratitude journal -- even though gratitude hasn't always been...more »

Corbyn ‘more of a Pol Pot guy’

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The Daily Mash has its own take on John McDonnell's quoting from Chairman Mao. 'JEREMY Corbyn has apologised after the shadow chancellor quoted Mao in the Commons yesterday, clarifying that he always preferred Pol Pot. The Labour leader said that John McDonnell had unfortunately missed key policy sessions where it was agreed that Mao was a capitalist running dog whose Great Leap Forward was far too easy on the peasants. Corbyn continued: "I always thought Mao was a bit of a pos...more »

Fuel Options For St Andrews University Biomass Plant

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood There has been some discussion about the fuel to be used in the biomass heating plant being developed by St Andrews University. The business case laid down the various options: The comments about straw are particularly relevant, given the proposal by the UEA to force a straw burning […]

Quote of the Day: For our American friends …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 18 hours ago
*“Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. In spite of its religious form (giving thanks to God for a good harvest), its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Abundance is (or was and ought to be) America’s pride—just as it is the pride of American parents that their children need never know starvation."* ~ Ayn Rand *BONUS POST*: The true but little-told story of how Thanksgiving very nearly didn’t happen . . . ... more »

America's New $13 Billion Warship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *This is America's new $13 billion warship* The US Navy is just months away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford. The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft-carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy in early 2016, according to CNN. Once deployed, the ship will be among the largest carriers ever to ply the seas and will feature a number of changes and advancements over the US' current Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Here's a look at this multibillion-dollar beast: *WNU Editor*: I a... more »

Peter MacDonald's Letter 'Navajo Water Rights' at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
By Peter MacDonald Peter MacDonald's letter to Censored News: The loss of Navajo water rights and Winter's Doctrine Hi Brenda, So nice to have you write about the theft of Navajo Water Rights. What you wrote is 100% true. At the time of accusations and litigation (1987-90) few people knew what was really happening; including myself. But looking back, I saw what has happened after I was sent to prison, I now know the real reason the feds were after me. Brenda, you may or may not know but in the early part of my administration (1972) I, along with my one lawyer, George Vallasis, decid... more »

West Point Has Banned Pillow Fights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*USA Today:* *West Point bans cadets' pillow fight after 30 injured* U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday they have banned the annual pillow fight by first-year cadets after a bloody clash between "plebes" this summer at West Point left 30 injured, including 24 diagnosed with concussions. Officials said they are also pursuing actions against many of those involved in the Aug. 20 fracas. First-year students, or "plebes," organize the annual fight to help the group bond after a summer of intense training. *Previous Post:* West Point Pillow Fight Leaves 30 Cadets Injured W... more »

Let's Talk Turkey

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 20 hours ago
As long as Woodrow Wilson is finally getting blowback for his racist pathologies, what's to prevent the nation going full Howard Zinn on this special day? We are long overdue for a factual correction to the entirety of our pathological revisionist history. We need a giant group nudge into some pretty harsh realities, if we have any hope of overcoming the hideous dogma of American exceptionalism and endless war. Our very lives depend upon owning up to the sordid past Thanksgiving, our great national feast day of holy obligation and gluttony, gets its inspiration from the myth of the ... more »

Why not to get more girls into STEM

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Shaun Maguire, a Caltech PhD student, wrote one of the hyper-PC texts How to get more girls into STEM that simply drive me up the wall. It is marginally understandable when a female feminist – whose broad framework of thinking is in between a clever man and an average ape and who is driven primarily by efforts to increase her own influence – emits this insane ideological junk. But when a man who managed to become a Caltech PhD student and who calls himself an entrepreneur does the same, it's breathtaking. At the top, Shaun includes a photograph of three young men who sit in a clas... more »

Pilger:  Media Spreads Disinformation  (Erdoğan Picks Up New Contract From The West)  Turkey Lies (Only Voting En Masse Will Bring Real Change)

Oh my god. John Pilger on Paris, ISIS and Media Propaganda Afshin Rattansi goes underground with John Pilger. Award winning journalist and author, John Pilger talks to us about how Washington, London and Paris gave birth to ISIS-Daesh. Plus we examine the media's role in spreading disinformation ahead of a vote in Parliament for UK bombing of Syria. Afshin looks at the Autumn Statement and

The Spymasters: CIA In The Crosshairs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Daily Beast*: *CIA Directors on ISIS After Paris: ‘They’ll Come Here’* *Current and former CIA directors and analysts weigh in on ISIS and the terrorist attacks in Paris. They’re featured in the new documentary The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, airing Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.* The macabre videotape from ISIS came barely a week after the bloody carnage in Paris: “We bring [President François] Hollande and the people around him good tidings—as we bring [President] Obama good tidings…. Allah willing, we shall roast them with explosive belts and car bombs.” At the CIA, no ... more »

The U.S. Has Decided To Pursue A Legal Route To Defeat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Islamic State fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria June 30, 2014. Reuters/Stringer *Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S. has urged legal reforms abroad to block Islamic State recruits* The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters. U.S. government officials distributed the paper to overs... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Thanksgiving 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Thanksgiving in Afghanistan-900] U.S. Army soldiers from the Oregon Army National Guard enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 27, 2014. Today marks the 15th time that thousands of U.S. troops will eat Thanksgiving dinner in Afghanistan. We wish all American warriors... more »

My biggest Imeadite problem

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
Yeah that problem is you cause I cant think my brain is bound in bands like the Xmen and even those lost souls had a plan

So friagile you can not be in this tiee

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
so friagle alsways asll tht time so fraigilae give it half loaf and we can make bread

most beautif places on eath

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
I have been to everyone and beyond nothig more than comparable in the lizardbrain you would get more life and expercince from watching a really good show first on cable and now on Kodi for freee for example a good example of capialisim run free like Boardwalk Empire so when you piss on the sidwalk the splash comes back on you and no one wants that no mater how hard they have to pee we are all one family so lets just take the preduijce off me and you So we are all freinds thats the way we are all despite the betrayals naturally

What we feel is what we demostate when the streets have no reason

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
Look body a I feel b about you and now your trying to kill me at least thats what my TV told me We looking at the big picture always see humans do not kill humans unless the lizard brain is set free Mulslim Christian, hindu or Sik with a sword no matter how small on their chest do not give a fuck about making you one of them the only thing they care most about is just like you and me and in any language its spelled and spoken the same we are talking about writing about makng videos about and doing some face book on the side aboot Family family famliy the one thing the internt can not des... more »

10 Reasons to NEVER Let Your Kid Drink Soda by Elizabeth Bruno

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 23 hours ago
10 Reasons to NEVER Let Your Kid Drink Soda Many of us have opted for healthier choices for ourselves and our family. It certainly isn’t an easy process to break bad habits and relearn everything you’ve been taught about food. This is why it’s even more important to stop bad habits before they start, whenever possible. We gave you 10 reasons to dump diet soda, which can be the hardest hurdle for some. Well, here are 10 reasons to never let your kid drink soda: 1. Soda is addictive The addictive properties of soda come from a number of its ingredients–first, the caffeine. Caffeine is... more »

Former CIA Deputy Director: Obama Administration Won't Attack ISIS Oil Facilities Because Of Environmental Concerns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*HNGN:* *Former CIA Director: Obama Administration Won't Attack ISIS Oil Fields Due To Concerns For Environment* "We didn't go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn't want to do environmental damage, and we didn't want to destroy that infrastructure," former deputy director of the CIA Michael Morell told PBS' "Charlie Rose" Tuesday evening. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell says that the Obama administration did not bomb oil wells under control of the Islamic State group because it was concerned about the environmental impact. "We... more »

I am Thankful for You, Valued Reader

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Man reading newspaper-900 000] Earlier generations believe that male enlistment in the military had an equalizing effect; wars brought men from all classes together to fight for a common cause. Newspapers are the modern (much less dangerous) equivalent, in that they provide a common... more »

Stupid does as Stupid is and I have Gump fever

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
some days I do not know if my intellegence is less than zero and it used to be 100% with reliabilty New war new battlefront and it appears I will be quickly dispatced like a baby sea facing a club on the ice

The best special friends do something special even when they do not know each other, Special Friends share that place in space in time, where only a God could connect such wiring

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
It took me forever to get in this place belevie me now and I tell you latte it will be a big bang for me when I write my masterpice which I have taken crib notes for a lifetime now I just have to make fify years of history rea; or as the whistle goes blow ike it took me twenty mints to decide small characters 0r CAPITALS cause thats what they mean about the sword es0pocoly if the blade it can cut both withs and we all know neither sadist fie of the blade is ever going to say thanks so I want to for the first time where everybody everywhere was keeping track by the Sejong a slice of my ... more »

Belgium Mayor Had A List Of ISIS Terrorists Before The Paris Massacre But Decided It Was 'Not Her Job' To Track Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Belgian soldiers and police officers on patrol Tuesday in central Brussels. Credit Benoit Tessier/Reuters *The Independent:* Paris attacks: Belgian mayor 'had list of Isis terrorists including mastermind and gunmen' month before massacres Françoise Schepmans said it was 'not her job' to track possible terrorists Belgian authorities allegedly had a list of suspected jihadists including the “mastermind” of the Paris attacks and the two brothers who carried them out – a month before the massacre took place. Françoise Schepmans, the mayor of the Molenbeek district of Brussels where se... more »

Adding up to Zero

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
I am so sorry my friend but when it comes to the substance of our relationship what is concrete I can no help but be all gooy Yep I can not be straight when it come to you because there are so many angles in a human dynamic sadly none I know add up to me and you

The best special friends do something special even when they do not know each other, Special Friends share that place in space in time, where only a God could connect such wiring

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
It took me forever to get in this place belevie me now and I tell you latte it will be a big bang for me when I write my masterpice which I have taken crib notes for a lifetime now I just have to make fify years of history rea; or as the whistle goes blow ike it took me twenty mints to decide small characters 0r CAPITALS cause thats what they mean about the sword es0pocoly if the blade it can cut both withs and we all know neither sadist fie of the blade is ever going to say thanks so I want to for the first time where everybody everywhere was keeping track by the Sejong a slice of my ... more »

Kate Braun : Welcome in the new during third quarter moon

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The closer we come to the end to 2015, the more rapidly change will happen. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | November 23, 2015 Third quarter moons are times to release the old in order to welcome the … finish reading Kate Braun : Welcome in the new during third quarter moon

Antipasto Skewers

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
It's the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house, no one is sleeping, not even a mouse. Mom is frantically putting pies in the oven and making the trimmings with lots of loving. It truly is the night before Thanksgiving and I truly am babysitting food for tomorrow's feast. We had done Thanksgiving by ourselves more than once, but this is the first time we are having my husband's entire family over for the meal. We did a pretty good job divvying up the food, so I am focused on the turkey, tablescapes and before meal snacks. When I am great food for people to much on bef... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict May 'Spin Out Of Control'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Kerry Warns Violence in Mideast Could ‘Spin Out of Control’* *U.S. secretary of state calls for immediate steps to ease Israeli-Palestinian tensions* BOSTON—After talks in Israel and the West Bank aimed at calming tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday the situation is reaching a pivotal point and that the two sides must take immediate steps so the violence doesn’t “spin out of control.” “Both sides have important decisions to make for the future and we obviously hope they make the choices that will adva... more »

Bernie's The Most Beloved Senator In His Own State And McConnell Is The Most Loathed In His

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Different approaches have meant different results Morning Consult polled residents of every state to find out if voters approve or disapprove of the job their senators are doing. We mentioned earlier that Bernie Sanders has the highest approval ranking of any senator, 83% as well as the lowest disapproval rating, 13%. The surveys showed that Senate Democrats have an average approval rating of 54% and that Republicans have an average approval rating of 51%. The Senator is the worst shape of all has got to be Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with a 38% approval and a 52% disapproval. In fact, he... more »

The Tightening Grip on the Politicized Life

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Thanksgiving Dinner - 900] It’s Thanksgiving, friends, and you know what that means: a fresh new batch of think pieces on how to be the most unbearable person at your family's holiday gathering. On Monday, led the charge, publishing a multi-part guide on...more »

Islamic State Taunts America In New Video Urging Them To 'Bring It On'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A new Isis video taunts America, urging the nation to ‘bring it on’ before adding 'your numbers only increase us in faith' *Daily Mail:* *ISIS taunt America in new video urging them to 'bring it on' as they vow to bring fire on their enemies once '80 banners' have been raised against them and mock US soldier suicides* * The propaganda video desperately highlights suicide rates among soldiers * The video claims that America is 'too weak' to put boots on the ground * A Hollywood-style voiceover says that ISIS has the greatest ally - Allah Barack Obama recently dismissed ISIS as ‘a bun... more »

West Point Bans Cadet Pillow Fight After 30 Injured

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: West Point Washington Statue - 900] WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday. First-year students,... more »

The Pentagon Cannot Meet The Massive Global Demand For Its Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters (top) are seen on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, in the Pacific Ocean, south of Tokyo, Japan, November 24, 2015. Picture taken November 24, 2015. Reuters/Tim Kelly *Reuters: **U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand: Pentagon* The U.S. government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of U.S. foreign arms sales, which surged 36 percent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said. "Projections are still strong," V... more »

Russia Says It Was The CIA, NOT Turkey, That Downed Russian Jet

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Ministry of Defence report on the downing of the Russian jet says that the CIA shot the plane down on Tuesday, and not Turkey as is widely believed. Russia say that at the time of the incident the CIA were “controlling and operating” a Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jet in close proximity to the disaster. The report says that Aerospace Forces conducting combat missions in the Levant War Zone over Syria were notified by the US military on Tuesday that the CIA were operating out of Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base, maneuvering an F-16 fighter jet close to the Turkey-Syrian border. Whatdoe... more »

Turkish PM On Downing Russian Jet: “I Gave The Order Myself”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu revealed on Wednesday that he personally gave the orders to shoot down the Russian Su-24 jet on Tuesday. “Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft” Davutoğlu told his AK party. “The Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given by me personally”. reports: Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Minister told reporters today that the Russian and Syrian special forces have successfully completed a rescue operation to rescue the navigator who ejected from the Su-24. “The Captain has been delivered to our base alive and well...more »

Media Blackout On Boy Who Suffered Brain Injury From MMR Vaccine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bailey Banks was given an MMR vaccination when he was 2-years-old which led to him having a seizure and getting a swelling of the brain and autism. His family filed a petition for compensation under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 with the court, who agreed that his MMR vaccine did indeed lead to autism. Why haven’t the mainstream media reported on this? reports: According to his official medical record, Bailey had normal childhood development before receiving the vaccination and had no health issues. Sixteen days after his vaccination he had a se...more »

The Uncomfortable Truth About Thanksgiving

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
As you sit down to enjoy that fat Turkey with your loved ones to give thanks for all of your blessings on Thanksgiving, try and think about those people who were brutally slaughtered and had their heads hacked off on this Thanksgiving day. Many people associate the Thanksgiving holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians living peacefully together. But the real story, the one not taught in schools, isn’t quite as warm and fuzzy as that. reports: The story began in 1614 when a band of English explorers sailed home to England with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for sl... more »

France Begin Shutting Down Alternative News Websites

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The French government have rushed through strict “anti-terror” laws in the wake of the Paris attacks, which are now seeing alternative news websites being shut down in France. The French version of We Are Change has been blocked already, amid an unprecedented crackdown on alternative media in Europe. reports: ‘Le Blog De Resistance‘ is a popular French-language alternative news source with over 10 million hits and thousands of regular subscribers. The author, who calls himself Z, has been in panic mode since a state of emergency was called after the Paris attacks. ... more »

Walmart Hires Lockheed Martin To Keep Employees In Line

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Walmart have hired weapons and security giant Lockheed Martin to spy on its employees, leaked documents reveal. The retail giant hired Lockheed years ago with the intent to monitor activism in its workforce. Lockheed Martin were tasked with monitoring employees’ social media accounts and to report anyone who participated in protests to bosses. reports: In addition to hiring Lockheed Martin to keep tabs on employees’ social media feeds, the companies ranked stores by labor activity and monitored employees who were known to be involved in labor activism, according to Bloomberg.... more »

4 Reasons Why Russia’s Military Is More Advanced Than You Think

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Following the escalation in tension between NATO and Russia after Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet in Syria on Tuesday, direct military confrontation between the West and Russia is at an all time high. What many people underestimate is the advanced nature of Russia’s defence complex and their creative approach to weaponry. Below are 4 things that the West should worry about if a World War III scenario with Russia were to occur. reports: Rockets Nobody should doubt Russian rocket science. After all, they have provided all the manned flights to the Interna... more »

Finding Your Calling: What is Vocation?

Values & Capitalism at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: vocation] Christian college students have a lot going on. In addition to taking classes, many of you have internships and many of you work part-time or full-time jobs. All of you are looking forward to graduation, while contemplating the options of... Continue reading *“Finding Your Calling: What is Vocation?”* at **.

Russia Deploys Warship to Mediterranean to Destroy ‘Any Target’ After Plane Shot Down by Turkey

Independent at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: warship] Russia has deployed a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean to provide extra aerial security to its forces and to destroy any target that may “pose danger to its interests”, following Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday. The guided... Continue reading *“Russia Deploys Warship to Mediterranean to Destroy ‘Any Target’ After Plane Shot Down by Turkey”* at **.

United by Squanto’s Faith: Thanksgiving

TheBlaze at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Squanto] It's not really a custom to buy kids things for Thanksgiving. But some of us like to illuminate Advent, and counter the crazy commercialism building up to Christmas, with reminders of what the season means. Advent calendars that slowly build... Continue reading *“United by Squanto’s Faith: Thanksgiving”* at **.

Ex-French Foreign Minister: Israel Controls French Intelligence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former French Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, has revealed that Israel have complete control of the French Intelligence services. In Dumas’ book “Coups et blessures” (Assaults and Injuries) he reveals that the Israeli’s do whatever serves Israel’s best interest by controlling French policies and controlling France’s Intelligence. reports: Furthermore, Dumas revealed in the same book that when current Zionist President, Shimon Perez was still the entity’s Foreign Minister, he advised Dumas to pay President Hafez Assad a visit in 1992. At that time Perez was aware that ... more »

Politicians Have Taken A Huge Amount In Legalized Bribes To Allow This Pfizer-Allergen Inversion To Happen

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Earlier today we looked at a proposition about Republicans enthusiastically backing Bernie Sanders for president, as so many of them in Vermont have backed him for Senate. Normally the number of votes down-ticket diminishes. So in 2012 Obama was at the top of the ticket in Vermont and he did incredibly well. He beat Romney almost everywhere and took 199,259 votes (67%) to Romney's 92,700 (31%). That same day Peter Shumlin was reelected governor and considerably fewer people voted, especially Democrats. Schumlin got 170,767 votes (58%) to Republican Randy Brock's 110,953 (38%). But... more »

Terrorism Means Big Money For The Defense Industry

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
French police with protective shields walk in line near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann *Sydney Morning Herald:* *Paris Attacks: War on Islamic State brings $US50 billion defence boost* Europe's defence industry is set to reap a $US50 billion ($69 billion) windfall as the terror attacks on Paris prompt governments to ramp up spending on military capabilities spanning cyber security to fighter jets, armoured vehicles and drones in an effort to defeat Islamic State. France, where Dassault Aviation's ... more »

Justin Bieber’s Pastor Talks Preaching, Starbucks

The Christian Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Justin Bieber - 400] The Breakfast Club, a morning show created for the hip hop listening audience in New York, has become quite the go-to spot for preachers and christian artists lately. In a recent interview with Hillsong NYC’s leader, Carl Lentz, co-hosts DJ... Continue reading *“Justin Bieber’s Pastor Talks Preaching, Starbucks”* at **.

Nov. 25: It's way to early to make guesses about Turkey.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
The news from both sides after the downing of a Russian jet by Syrian aircraft is not only biased as it comes from both sides; it's also very confusing. For bias, I notice that many western sources, especially American ones, felt it necessary to say in their reports that Russia has a habit of flying into the air space of other countries. I have news, kiddies. Many countries have a habit of flying into the air space of other countries. Certainly, Russia has done it. But the world champ is the U.S. Just in the last few years, it has flown drones over other countries - not only flying... more »

How the Islamic State is Really Anti-Islamic

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Nazia Nazar * - If Islam teaches terrorism, every 6th person in this world should be a terrorist. The post How the Islamic State is Really Anti-Islamic appeared first on Waking Times.

Prominent nutrition researcher Marion Nestle retracting recent article

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Prominent nutrition expert Marion Nestle is pulling an opinion piece she recently co-authored in the Journal of Public Health Policy following revelations that the piece contained multiple factual errors and failed to reveal her co-author’s ties to one of the subjects of the article. The article, “The food industry and conflicts of interest in nutrition research: A […] The post Prominent nutrition researcher Marion Nestle retracting recent article appeared first on Retraction Watch.

President Obama: 'No Credible Terrorism Threats During The Thanksgiving Holidays'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel* President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe on Wednesday as millions of people embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks. "We know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland," Obama told reporters at the White House, flanked by his top counterterrorism and national security advisers. "We a... more »

Some Life Lessons from Rocky, Offered On the Release of Creed

Anthony Sacramone at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rocky, Creed] I wrote this quite a while ago. A few years later I was able to get it to the man himself (and in return he autographed a Rocky poster for me). I thought I'd bring it up with the release of Creed. It’s been almost 40... more »

Rubio Says He’d ‘Hate to Use’ Funding Measure to Stop Obama’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Breitbart at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: refugee resettlement] Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tells Sean Hannity that he'd "hate to use" Congress' power of the purse to block Obama's refugee resettlement program. He'd prefer to opt for Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)'s plan, which would allow the President to resettle... Continue reading *“Rubio Says He’d ‘Hate to Use’ Funding Measure to Stop Obama’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement”* at **.

Bureau Of American Islamic Relations Posts Names Of Texan “Muslims”

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Texas Anti-Islam group staged an armed protest outside a Dallas Islamic centre last week. The group known as the Bureau of American Islamic Relations, posted names and addresses of Muslims and “Muslim sympathisers” on its Facebook page. Racial tensions in the wake of the Paris attacks and comments by politicians, have added to the tense relations between Texan Muslims and gun-toting members of the Bureau of American Islamic Relations. The Guardian reports: The group, which ca