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Wednesday, 22 November


Bittern hunting, video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 21 November 2017 video is about a bittern hunting in the Alde Feanen nature reserve in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Gerrit Boltjes made this video.


Lebanons 74th Independence Day Blog Baladi

Heres a nice roundup of some of the Lebanese ads, videos and posters about Lebanons Independence that were shared in the past week or so.

Poppins Lebanon

Bose Lebanon

Beirut Beer





Pauline Hansen Confronts Labour Bully Adrian Tantari The Crazz Files

I hate bullies!

My candidate for Hervey Bay has been subjected to constant, grubby behavior by Labors candidate, Adrian Tantari.

From profanity posted by this grub to my candidates Facebook page, to assault thats been reported to police this election. Read More


Dutch tantra massage sexual abuse Dear Kitty. Some blog

Massage oil

Today, Dutch NOS TV reports (translated):

Being sexually abused during tantra massage and then having to pay for it

Dozens of women have reported sexual abuse by tantra masseurs and intimacy coaches. Two of them are willing to tell what happened to them because they consider it important to warn women. Both have reported to the police.

Those sessions are very expensive, I have lost thousands of euros on them.

Petra speaks to the masseur about the abuse, but he denies all responsibility. He even suggested that I had asked for this myself.


Severe storm produces large hail accumulations in Mersin, Turkey Signs of the Times

A severe storm brought heavy rain and walnut sized hailstones to Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city of Mersin on Sunday, November 19, 2017. According to local media it produced large hail accumulations and caused havoc for motorists.


Madagascar plague death toll rises to 195 and cases have jumped nearly 3% in just three days CLG News

Madagascar plague death toll rises to 195 and cases have jumped nearly 3% in just three days as 'worst outbreak in 50 years' of the medieval disease hits 'crisis' point | 21 Nov 2017 | The Madagascar plague death toll has risen to 195 with a jump of almost 3 per cent jump in cases in just three days, official figures reveal. Some 2,267 people have been struck down by the 'medieval disease'; a rise of 64 casualties since the 2,203 cases reported last Friday, according to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics. Professor Allen Cheng, an infectious disease expert at Monash University, warned of the dangers of the plague and said this year's outbreak has been 'unusual' - because it is airborne.


African governments are closing down space for civil society RSS feed from

"There's certainly been a decline in the accountability of public institutions and government that is worrying."


12 Undeniable Ways to Prove the Earth is Round without Leaving the Planet Awareness Act

The great debate as to whether the earth is round or flat is one that has spanned centuries, with new discoveries and theories continually questioning the truth of either sides claims. Experts believe that it was Pythagoras that first presented the idea that the planet was round, dating back as far as 500 B.C. At the time the conclusion was reached through a comparison. He presented evidence to show that the moon was round, and then reasoned that if the moon was round, so too must be the Earth.

Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote, in his book On the Heavens: Again, our observations of the stars make it evident, not only that the Earth is circular, but also that it is a circle of no great size. For quite a small change of position to south or north causes a manifest alteration of the horizon. What does he mean? The view of the stars in the night sky differs depending on where in the world you are viewing them. If the Earth were flat we would all discover the same view, however, this is not the case.

Despite what may seem to many to be irrefutable proof that we are living on a round, spherical planet, there are a number of celebrities that have been vocal about their opposing views. Making statements to the mainstream media and sharing their views on social media, these well-known personalities are trying to start the conversation with any who will entertain the notion. This list of celebrities includes NBA star Kyrie Irving, Tila Tequila and rapper B.o.B.

While we arent going to flat out state that they are wrong, after all everyone is entitled to their opinion, there are a number of ways that one can observe the truth without the aid of a space shuttle or satellite.

Consider these 12 situations that prove that the Earth is round:

Launch your own weather balloon.

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video | Flickr


Weather balloons are designed to fly incredibly high into the atmosphere, higher than any plane that you might choose to board. They are also capable of carrying video cameras, filming their view as they ascend. This footage will reveal the appearance of the horizon as the balloon continues to move higher and higher, revealing that it does, in fact, appe...


Burning down the house: Myanmars destructive charcoal trade RSS feed from

A trader turns off his engine at another checkpoint and the soldiers ask him for cash. His truck carries charcoal from Myanmar for factories in Chinas Yunnan province.


Attempted murder Terra Forming Terra

Here is another clinical case in which  our so called cancer treatments were used.  The writer is a chap i have been in contact with and is one of two men who survived agent orange induced liver cancer whom i know.  I also knew plenty of liver cancer victims as well who are no longer with us.

Without question the first thing all should do is switch to a vegan diet and then go from there.  surgery may still be necessary but if the cancer is in retreat it can be postponed safely.

Then the second thing needed is CBD therapy.  We are still mastering that art but it needs to be said.

All good.

Doc S has left a new comment on your post "The Real Reason Big Pharma Wants to Own the Patent...":

Attempted Murder

Jesse came in this past September. I hardly recognized him. Well, I didnt recognize him. He used to be a solid, strong, good ole boy. About 510, stocky build, probably close to 200 pounds. Not flab either. This boy was tough.

I didnt recognize him until I talked to him a couple of minutes. It had been about three years since I saw him last. Oh Jesse, I remember now. What the hell happened?

He was skin and bones, hardly anything left of him. To talk he had to plug the tube coming out of his neck and you could hardly hear him. He was pale and had that gray cast on him that people close to death get. Probabl...


Hiding in plain sight: The mystery of the suns missing matter Terra Forming Terra

hole sun main

 One of the direct consequences of my cloud cosmology derived from understanding the first act of creation being the Space time Pendulum naturally impling three tiers of matter is that all the stars and planets are shells fed by an inner sun of first tier matter actually producing second tier ( Dark Matter) and the observed third tier matter.

Needless to say, i do not want to say all that too loudly.

Yet today we have this.  Better data has opened up the prospect of a hollow sun and even the existence of an outer shell of dark Matter and I did not say this.

Hiding in plain sight: The mystery of the suns missing matter

A mass equivalent to 1500 Earths has vanished from the sun. Tracking it down could transform how we see the stars

18 October 2017

By Shannon Palus

THERE is a hole in the sun. Right in the middle, a mass the size of 1500 Earths has simply disappeared. Much of what we know about the suns behaviour says it should be there but when we interpret the data encoded in sunlight, that chunk of stuff is nowhere to be seen.

That has shaken up our understanding of how the sun works, and physicists are struggling to figure out what fills that hole. It could be a thing, like dark matter. It could be a concept, with elements such as carbon and nitrogen simply behaving in a way we didnt expect under crushing pressure. Or perhaps were looking at the sun in the wrong way.

Its a very hot problem, says Sunny Vagnozzi, a physicist at Stockholm University in Sweden. Thats no joke. The sun is important not just because...


Harvard Immunologist: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone and Heres Why Terra Forming Terra

This spells it out pretty clearly, although i will soon see some ad homin attacks on this particular individual.

It also supports the possible ending of vaccination as a universal tool for at least a reasonable test period in order to find out what actually happens.  It would still be the weapon of choice for an emergency situation where we have good knowledge.

Right now a valuable local field tool has been turned into a cash flow monster by Dr Frankenstein.
Harvard Immunologist: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone and Heres Why

Nov 8, 2017

Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide. You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children is not consistent with such a statement. I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases. People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.

IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cann...


10 Reasons Why the Mainstream Media Wont Cover the Las Vegas Shooting Anymore Humans Are Free

It was the worst mass-shooting in American history, and despite a curious public hungry for answers, the entire tragedy remains shrouded in mystery and the mainstream media seems intent on keeping it that way.

The Las Vegas shooting, which left 58 dead and 546 injured, should remain as a top news story if only because of how many questions remain unanswered.

But then again, given the massive inconsistencies in the case from the official timeline changing multiple times to the coincidental deaths of 4 witnesses maybe they WANT the story to go away.

Here Are The Top 10 Mysteries That Could Be Scaring Away The Media:

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Veteran presenter Charlie Rose sacked by CBS over 'intolerable behaviour' CLG News

Veteran presenter Charlie Rose sacked by CBS over 'intolerable behaviour' | 21 Nov 2017 | Veteran television presenter Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS following allegations of sexual harassment. The journalist and anchor had hosted his interview-based Charlie Rose show since 1991, winning a number of awards for his work and becoming one of the most recognisable interviewers on US television. In a statement sent to CBS News staff by network president David Rhodes, and seen by Sky News, the company said Rose's employment was terminated following the revelation "of extremely disturbing and intolerable behaviour said to have revolved around his PBS program."


Is The Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Pessimism Vs Optimism (Video) Awareness Act

Youre seeing so much news about positivity on the media for a reason people are finally understanding the true power of it! Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist?

Being optimistic might sound like a grandma term to you and you might even think that it isnt worth anything, but oh boy would you be wrong! You might even go as far as saying that positivity is the key to a happy life. It truly is worth more than any amount of money, cars, or fancy smartphones. Being an optimistic person makes you much more appealing and makes other people feel comfortable. By being optimistic you might completely turn around someones day, or even a few peoples!

Optimism is great for many different reasons and it all around makes life more enjoyable for you and everyone around you. It could very well be the answer to changing the world! However, the opposite is also true: pessimism is extremely negative, but somehow never leaves our minds. Many people argue whether it is a natural occurrence or a personality flaw, but we do know one thing for sure it itself sucks a lot. Nobody likes to be around someone who is constantly whining and complaining about how hard life is or how theyve been mistreated, unfairly done, or wronged in any of the slightest ways. It might not be politically correct to admit, but we all know its true Nobody likes a negative nelly, and even the nelly himself is tortured by a negative perception! Our perception makes up our entire reality which means a negative perception inevitably equals a negative life.

If you think you might qualify as a negative person and thats most of us it is never too late to change your attitude. With practice and the willingness to come out of your comfort zone and learn, you can completely transform your life.



How Chinese See the Fall of Their Countrys Old Friend Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe The Fifth Column

(GV)  As political and military forces in Zimbabwe move to push longtime President Robert Mugabe from power, Chinese are watching the possible removal of a man many describe as a dictator with interest.

Mugabe, 93, has ruled Zimbabwe for more than 30 years since the countrys independence from British colonial rule. When the majority of western countries started to sanction Zimbabwe for Mugabes land seizure policy and human rights abuses in the early 2000s, China stepped in and became Mugabes most important ally.

Throughout the years, relations between Zimbabwe and China have grown closer through loans, construction and investment projects and diplomatic visits. Between 2010 and 2015, China granted Zimbabwe over US$1 billion in loans.

Such financial support has led Zimbabwes opposition party to accuse Beijing of aiding Mugabe and stealing billions from the country with illicit trade in the diamond industry. And, in fact, Zimbabwes economy has been deteriorating under Mugabes regime, and corruption is a serious problem. At the start of November Mugabe sacked his vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a move to seemingly position his own wife Grace Mugabe to take over the presidency.

The situation culminated on November 15, 2017 when the military took control of the country. Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans poured into streets of the capital Harare to celebrate and chanted anti-Mugabe slogans like Mugabe must go and No to Mugabe dynasty. ZANU-PF removed Mugabe as leader of the ruling party, pulling Mnangagwa into the spot, and threatened to impeach Mugabe if he didnt step down as president.

So far, however, Mugabe has refused to resign.

Such an old friend was not reliable

Quite a number of international media outlets have speculated Chinas involvement in the Zimbabwean coup as the military action took place just three days after the commander of the Zimbabwe army, Constantino Chiwenga, returned from a visit to China.

On popular social media platform Weibo, many Chinese netizens have also repeated the theory:

The chief of the coup just returned from China. The coup happened soon after the return, draw your own conclusion.



Researchers Have Discovered A Drug That Regrows Teeth And Fixes Cavities! Awareness Act

None of us enjoy having a cavity filled and I especially hate the dentists scraping tools, but good news to us because scientists have discovered a new drug that can literally regrow your teeth and fix cavities on its own!

Source: Dr.Diagram


The health of our teeth is extremely important because we only get one set. You must brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss every now and then, and have regular cleanings to achieve perfectly healthy teeth, but lets admit it were not the best at it. Whether you forget to brush before bed or still have yet to buy some floss, youre not alone! Everyone makes mistakes and those who suffer from dental issues such as abscessed teeth, tooth decay, or cavities are in for some good news. Scientists have finally discovered a drug that can help us not only prevent tooth decay and cavities but fix them all together!

While studying a drug developed for Alzheimers patients scientists discovered that it can actually stimulate the regrowth of tooth stem cells and can even cure cavities entirely. The drug is called...


Three killed as heavy rain wreaks havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Signs of the Times

Three people died in flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through Jeddah on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and forcing authorities to shut schools and universities in Saudi Arabia's second biggest city. One person died of electrocution in Jeddah and three others in other places in Makkah region, according to a Saudi Gazette report. Out if the 29 emergency reports received by Jeddah Health Affairs, eight were related to electrocution and the rest traffic accidents. The Civil Defense received 250 reports of short circuits, spokesman of the Civil Defense in Makkah Province Col. Saeed Al Sarhan told the newspaper. Dozens of people were plucked from vehicles engulfed by floodwaters, Saudi civil defence authorities said, with heavy rainfall expected to last at least until Wednesday. The Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Madinah reported 17 cases of people slipping and falling near the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah and in the Central Area.


22 Awakening Symptoms That Will Change Your Life Forever Awareness Act

Humans are exponentially more than just another animal composed of flesh and bones. We are a living and breathing example of the lively cosmic universe we are synchronized with everything that ever is, was, or is to come is all part of what we call the cosmos!

Like I said before, we are so much more than another species of animals we are a living example of the universe we are a part of. Each of us is made up of energetic frequencies, vibrations, thoughts, and emotions, and our physical bodies are no more than a mere shell to contain us. Birthed from the universe and unto the universe, we will return when it is our time. Each of us is born with certain talents, gifts, and true purpose. We are able to tune into our intuitive senses and communicate with the cosmos as a whole. By achieving a higher consciousness you can alleviate your life of every single worldly stress, issue, or worries. The higher self offers complete content with the life youre living and theres no better feeling than that!

I truly believe that some of us were truly put here to fulfill a purpose of some sort, perhaps we all were. Maybe it is the humans willingness to put in the effort to identify it that determines our true abilities. We all have one thing in common and that is limitless capabilities. We can achieve anything our minds aspire to and that is truly amazing. Its what sets us apart from the rest of the world and to live a happy life you must embrace your divine purpose. You may even feel like youre idling on the verge of reaching your higher self. If you feel this way, youre not alone. A spiritual awakening comes with a multitude of varying symptoms and signs!

Are you awakening? Take part in the global shift of conscious...


KejRaj -- The Native American Holocaust Operation Disclosure

Source: Era of Light | By KejRaj

The Native American Holocaust

Greetings Friends, it is I KejRaj(KayRy). Today we wish to bring up something that is hardly ever mentioned in America. Something that a great deal was done for to keep it away from public attention.

In this so called great nation of America, not a day goes by where you dont hear people talking about the rights they think they have or do not have, that are being taken away from them by the minute. The talk on the issue of rights comes from all the different ethnicities in America today, from those with different religious beliefs, cultural backgrounds and so on. But we all must learn that simply talking about our rights will not keep those in power from taking away the rest of what we have.

One group of people whos rights and lives were taken, homes burnt, families, millions of adults and children slaughtered. A group of people whos world was destroyed. The few that remain their voices are not heard, they have long been silenced. These people do not matter to anyone in todays America, for if they did, things would be different, better for them and for all the rest of us. These people were the victims of genocide, the victims of the Original Holocaust, the Native American Holocaust, where over one hundred million were killed in America and Canada alone.

The truth about the Natives of this land has been fabricated by those in power since they first arrived to the New World from Europe. A couple points of that fabricated truth are; the Natives being primitive, a savage, warlike people. They were not. They were very aware, peaceful, spiritually connected with each other and mother Earth. I am sure you have heard of the red mans greed stereotype, claiming that the Natives were a greedy people, lust for possessions. Another big lie, a stereotype planted. A quote from Christopher Columbus citing how generous these people were; They are artless and generous with what they have, to such a degree as no one would believe but him who had seen it. Of anything they have, if it be asked for, they never say no, but do rather invite the person to accept it, and show as much love as though they would give their hearts....


Justice Department to turn over wide range of documents to Mueller's team Signs of the Times

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned. In particular, Mueller's investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter, according to a source who has not seen the request but was told about it. Issued within the past month, the directive marks the special counsel's first records request to the Justice Department, and it means Mueller is now demanding documents from the department overseeing his investigation. Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein played key roles in Comey's removal. And Sessions has since faced withering criticism from Trump over his recusal and Rosenstein's subsequent appointment of Mueller. Mueller's investigators now seek not only communications among Justice Department staffers but also any of their communications with White House officials, the source said. Before this request, investigators asked former senior Justice Department officials for information from their time at the department, ABC News was told. The latest move suggests the special counsel is still digging into, among other matters, whether Trump or any other administration official improperly tried to influence an ongoing investigation.


The Ongoing Agony of the Obama-Trump War on the People of Yemen! Dissident Voice

We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation.

Martin Luther King, Beyond Vietnam

Yemen, the poorest Arab nation on Earth, is the victim of a savage, illegal war waged by the Saudi Arabian monarchy.  Armed to the teeth with the most sophisticated weapons in the world manufactured and supplied by the merchants of death in the United States, the Saudis are providing another grotesque example of what happens when a powerful nation with modern weapons is unrestrained by law and basic human decency.

Flying hundreds of sorties and targeting the civilian infrastructurewater and sanitation plants, the electrical grid, agricultural fields, food storage facilities, hospitals, roads, schools the result is over 20 million people, or 70 percent of the population,  are now dependent on food imports; 7 million of them are facing famine-like conditions and rely completely on food aid to survive. Conservative reports put the number of dead from the Saudis barbaric air war since March 2015 at over 11,000, with the vast majority being innocent civilians. Meanwhile, untold millions have been displaced.

All of the above acts against the Yemenis are war crimes.

But the trauma and devastation of the people doesnt end here.

For the last two weeks, the gangster family running the Saudi state has imposed a murderous air, sea and land blockade preventing vital aid to those millions now dependent on it for their basic survival.

However, the Saudis are not the only ones implicated in this unfolding international crime. Like most of the egregious, international human-rights crimes of the late 20th and 21st centuries, the U.S. state is once again complicit.

The fact is the Obama administration gave the green light to the Saudi war on Yemen. This is a war that could not then or today have been launched and executed without direct support from the U.S. military. The United States provided critical support in the form of intelligence sharing and targeting, air-to-air refueling, logistics support, participation in the naval blockade, and billions of dollars in weapons sales.

That support continues under the Trump administration, including the finalization of the multi-billion-dollar arms deal with the Saudis that was initiated under the Obama administration.

Starvation is rampant, and the innocents are dying but who cares when there is money to be made and geopolitical interests to protect. As the indispensable nation, the nation above all nations, it is of no real concern that starvation is a war crime. Rogue states, especially if they believe in their exceptionality dont restrict themselves to the rules that apply to others. So like other elements of international law that the United States ignores, starvation...


Don't let new blood pressure guidelines raise yours Signs of the Times

"Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure." This is the type of headline that raises my blood pressure to dangerously high levels. For years, doctors were told to aim for a systolic blood pressure of less than 140. (The first of the two blood pressure numbers.) Then, in 2013, recommendations were relaxed to less than 150 for patients age 60 and older. Now they have been tightened, to less than 130 for anyone with at least a 10 percent risk of heart attack or stroke in the next decade. That means that nearly half of all adults in the United States are now considered to have high blood pressure. I bet I'm not the only doctor whose blood pressure jumped upon hearing this news. Disclosure: I'm an advocate of less medicine and living a more healthy life, and I worry we get too focused on numbers. But to make that case I'll need to use some numbers. The new recommendation is principally in response to the results of a large, federally funded study called Sprint that was published in 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine. Sprint was a high-quality, well-done study. It randomly assigned high blood pressure patients age 50 and older to one of two treatment targets: systolic blood pressure of less than 140 or one of less than 120. The primary finding was that the lower target led to a 25 percent reduction in cardiovascular events - the combined rate of heart attacks, strokes, heart failures and cardiovascular deaths.


Eruption at Agung volcano, Bali Signs of the Times

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in Bali over the past months, fearing an inevitable Mount Agung volcanic eruption, which on Tuesday, finally spewed ash as high as 700 meters into the Indonesian sky. The volcano on the Indonesian resort island erupted at 5:05pm Tuesday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) announced, urging residents to "remain calm" and to stay away from areas within 7.5-kilometer radius of the volcano. However, despite the high volcanic activity, flights in and out of Bali are continuing as usual. "Tourism in Bali is also still safe," the BNPB said while asking tourists to stay away from Mount Agung.


"Comey Has No Issue With It": Judicial Watch Dumps Explosive New FBI Emails From McCabe's Conflict Review After the Shift

Judicial Watch has just dumped a new treasure trove of FBI emails regarding Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's conflict check relative to the Clinton email investigation (for those who missed it, we reviewed all of McCabe's many scandals here: "FBI Director McCabe Subject Of Three Separate Federal Inquiries Into Alleged Misconduct: Report").   Ironically, this particular FOIA request was filed in October 2016 under the Obama administration but they apparently just "didn't have time" to get to it.


Suspects detained in German Christmas market terror plot CLG News

Suspects detained in German Christmas market terror plot | 21 Nov 2017 | A possible terror plot on a Christmas market in Germany was uncovered Tuesday after six Syrian nationals were detained in raids by police, a German intelligence official told CNN. The men were detained following large-scale raids in four cities involving approximately 500 officers on Tuesday morning led by the Hessian State Criminal Police and the Attorney General of Frankfurt, a joint statement by the two agencies said. The men were targets of an investigation "into suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization and for preparation of terror attack," the statement said. According to police, the six Syrian nationals had applied for asylum and are suspected of being ISIS members.


Cost of diabetes epidemic reaches $850 billion a year Signs of the Times

The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said on Tuesday. The vast majority of those affected have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and the epidemic is spreading particularly fast in poorer countries as people adopt Western diets and urban lifestyles. The latest estimates from the International Diabetes Federation mean that one in 11 adults worldwide have the condition, which occurs when the amount of sugar in the blood is too high. The total number of diabetics is now 451 million and is expected to reach 693 million by 2045 if current trends continue.


Your Internet Is About to Get a Lot More Censored After the Shift

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(ANTIMEDIA)  The term fake news sits at the heart of a raging battle between political dynasties, media conglomerates, and alternative Internet news sites. In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, which many establishment pundits and operatives argue was heavily affected by online propaganda and weaponized information, few people can say with any authority what constitutes fake news, but that hasnt stopped mainstream news outlets and tech giants from attempting to censor it.
We're revolutionizing the news industry, but we need your help! ...


Another Massive Pedophile Ring Uncovered, With Clear Ties To Pope Benedicts Brother Humans Are Free

Pedophilia is a big problem these days, and has been for a while. For decades, and more recently with the Harvey Weinstein case, Corey Feldmans revelations and more, people in positions of great power have been implicated in this type of activity, but it doesnt stop in Hollywood.

Pedophilia and child trafficking has plagued the world of politics as well as the military industrial complex for a long time. The recent Pizzagate scandal involving long time high ranking politician Jon Podesta forced many people to look into it more.

Jeffrey Epstein is another classic example, or the fact that a recent NBC news report claimed that Hillary Clinton, while acting as secretary of state, shut down an investigation into an elite pedophile ring in State Department ranks [involving high ranking officials and an ambassador].

James Grazioplene, a high ranking retired army general who worked in the Pentagon and as the Vice President of DynCorp, is currently facing six rape charges of underaged persons.

As far back as 2005, U.S. congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney grilled Donald Rumsfeld on private military contractors (DynCorp) child trafficking business of selling women and children.

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70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan Dissident Voice

In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective.

Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, it is time we reassessed whether the modern model we have of sovereignty, and unfettered sovereignty, is applicable everywhere in the world.

It is not the first time that Netanyahu discredits the idea of a Palestinian state. Despite clear Israeli intentions of jeopardizing any chances for the creation of such a state, the US Administration of Donald Trump is, reportedly, finalizing plans for an ultimate peace deal. The New York Times suggests that the anticipated plan will have to be built around the so-called two-state solution.

But why the wasted effort, while all parties, Americans included know that Israel has no intention of allowing a Palestinian state and the US has no political capital, or desire, to enforce one?

The answer may not lie in the present, but in the past.

A Palestinian Arab state had initially been proposed as a political tactic by the British, to provide a legal cover for the establishment of a Jewish state. It continues to be used as a political tactic, though never with the aim of finding a just solution to the conflict, as is often propagated.

When British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, made his promise, in November 1917, to the Zionist movement to grant them a Jewish state in Palestine, the once distant and implausible idea began taking shape. It would have been effortlessly achievable, had the Palestinians not rebelled.

The 1936-1939 Palestinian rebellion revealed an impressive degree of collective political awareness and ability to mobilize, despite British violence.

The British government then dispatched the Peel Commission to Palestine to examine the roots of the violence, hoping to quell the Palestinian revolt.

In July 1937, the commission published its report, which immediately ignited the fury of the native population, who were already aware of the British-Zionist collusion.

The Peel Commission concluded that underlying causes of the disturbances were the desire of the Palestinians for independence, and their hatred and fear of the establishment of the Jewish national home. Based on that view, it recommended the partition of Palestine into a Jewish state and a Palestinian state, the latter to be inco...


10 Reasons Why You Should Be Sleeping Naked, According to Science Awareness Act

Studies show only 10% of people sleep in the nude, and this is surprising especially with all the wonderful benefits that come along with sleeping in the buff. If the thoughts of sleeping in the nude are not very appealing to you, here are ten reasons that will have you convinced!

When people hit the hay, everybodys got their own unique sense of style. Some people are happy rocking underwear and a T-shirt, some prefer just the underwear and some prefer just the shirt, (because theyre weird.) As it turns out though, having pajamas of any kind are not the way to the go.

While it may seem provocative it does not always have to pertain to sex related things. It is a way to boost other parts of our lives as well, it promotes a healthy mind and a healthy body! When you sleep naked you are going to be evolving in skin to skin contact (if you have a partner.) This is known to release more oxytocin and can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and fight off depression.

When we are sleeping our bodies also drop temperatures. Sleeping naked helps to regulate this temperature and helps to maintain our cortisol levels. You will also release hormones like melatonin that will promote skin health. You will no longer be forced to deal with the effects of an overheating body. This will give you a much better nights sleep. No more restlessness or sleepless nights.

If you happen to be a man then you will be able to maintain a much better testicular health by sleeping naked. It will improve the quality of your sperm and keep those little swimmers swimming. If you are woman it will help you to avoid a yeast infection as well. It may feel a bit strange at first but after just a few short nights you will be ready to say goodbye to your pajamas for good.

Give sleeping in your birthday suit a try. It might be one of the best things you ever do for yourself. Here are 10 Reasons why you should be sleeping naked every night!

Better Relationships

People who sleep naked tend to have better relationships. Skin to skin contact releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone. Those pesky pajamas can get in the way of skin to skin contact, and we need oxytocin it elevates happiness, lowers stress and reduces blood pressure.

Reduced Risk of Yeast Infections

Sleeping naked reduces your risk of yeast infections. It allows your vaginal area to have a chance to air out; yeast grows in warm and moist conditions. When it is cool and dry, the growth is prevented.

Overall Health

You will have a healthier body wearing clothes at night keeps your body warmer, which prevents the growth hormone from being released. The growth hormone repairs your body!

The Growth hormone:

Promotes bone density

repairs tissue

builds muscle

lowers your risk of diabetes

lowers your risk of heart disease

promotes healthy weight

stimulates the growth of internal organs



"Something You Already Know..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!"
- "Rocky Balboa"


German police detain suspected ISIS members in anti-terror raids CLG News

German police detain suspected ISIS members in anti-terror raids | 21 Nov 2017 | Six suspected ISIS members have been detained by German authorities in anti-terror raids across the country. Refugees reportedly tipped off investigators about the men, who are suspected of planning to carry out an attack. Police in four German states carried out early-morning anti-terror raids on Tuesday, detaining several suspected members of the militant "Islamic State" (IS) group. Six Syrian men aged between 20 and 28-years-old were taken into custody, prosecutors in Frankfurt said in a statement.


Nature, Money, Work, Care, Food, Energy & Lives La Paz Group

9780520293137Questions about the system we have been living with in the developed world have been mounting since Karl Marx got serious about writing. The end of the Cold War meant to many that capitalism won but the questions linger about whether this system can survive, or allow us to survive.

Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore have laid it all out, bare and simple:

Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing todays planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understandingand reclaimingthe planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

And Raj Patel serves it in a one hour dish here:



(Video) April LaJune -- Assets of Congress Frozen, Pentagon Confirm Marins vs. CIA Operation Disclosure

Published on Nov 21, 2017

Illegal assets of Congressmen frozen, threatened with retro-active audits, story says Pentagon confirms Marines at Langley over the weekend.


Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 22, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 22 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 22 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery; Author, "Twenty Two Faces,"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 21 2017 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net712-770-4016 pin123456#

1. We are underway with the RV Release and the GCR was going through the system.

2. Of the Tier 2 banks, 119 of them had to train their people on the GCR. Yesterday Nov. 20 there were 42 Tier 2 banks which were not yet ready and were given until 5 pm yesterday Nov. 20 to be compliant. They all met that deadline.

3. Last night Nov. 20 the banks completed a bank reset (of currency rates on bank screens).

4. Iraq had an official rate on the Dinar last Thurs. Nov. 16 and that rate was presently still being traded upward.

5. The main 9 currencies of a basket of 30 currencies around the world were actively trading right now.

6. As of 3:01 today Nov. 21 the Zim was no longer trading.

7. The funds that initiated the process for the SKRs and our exchanges would start tonight sometime Nov. 21.

8. The intention was for this RV to be active for us by Thanksgiving Nov. 23.

9. The 800#s would be released to certain leaders, including Bruce. They will put it out through emails and on websites.

10. It is very possible that we would be exchanging by or before...


Trudeau and his Canadian 'sunny ways' spells out foreign intervention plans, liberal imperialists plead 'more, faster' Signs of the Times

(with postscripts further below) On November 15, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a speech to a UN-organized international conference in Vancouver of Canada's wishes to step up foreign military intervention, under the guise of 'peace operations'. The '2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference' is taking place in Vancouver from November 15 to 17. Many details were missing from Trudeau's remarks. These reflect the government's wariness over intervening into places where volatile military and humanitarian conditions prevail, particularly in Africa. Military missteps or fumbles could easily derail the sunny public relations bubble which surrounds the government's proclaimed 'peacekeeping' goals and on which Canada's (small-l) liberal imperialists stake their reputations.


"The Unspeakable..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

When we reach questions of your nature I bring out my quote. You ask a very profound question. So this is my quote from a member of the Kennedy and Johnson administration and I interviewed him. I dont think Ill say his name right now. He had a real deep insight into things at the same time as he was denying the obvious evidence in the Kennedy assassination. I was presenting him with the conflict between what the doctors in Dallas saw at Parkland Hospital and the official photos and x-rays of President Kennedy which dont correspond at all. The doctors saw a man whose wounds indicated easily that he was being shot from the front and the x-rays and the photos dont show that at all. He said there was no question in his mind that the photos and x-rays were genuine. They had to be. And then he admitted just a little scintilla of doubt. 

This is what he said and to me, this sums up the nature of the problem were talking about. Its not unique to the media. It is common to us all. He said, But if these official photos and x-rays of President Kennedy are not authentic then yo...


It Turns Out the Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe Was Sparked by a Nuclear Explosion, Not Steam The Mind Unleashed

A nuclear explosion not just one of innocuous steam decimated the Chernobyl 4 nuclear reactor on April 25, 1986, sickening 237 with acute radiation poisoning, killing 31 of them, and, ultimately, bagging the inglorious distinction as historys most ruinous nuclear disaster.

Scientists and researchers have, for decades, examined the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe under the accepted and going hypothesis an explosion of steam destroyed the power stations Number 4 reactor.

In fact, as Cosmos points out, it has been that exact determination about the cataclysmic accident at Chernobyl serving as the ultimate nuclear industry safety talking point of the major disasters, officials assert, none has ever involved a nuclear explosion.

Or, have they?

Researchers from the Swedish Defence Research Agency, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, and Stockholm University now contend in the journal, Nuclear Technology, that, while the second of two explosions eyewitnesses described was indeed steam, the first (which in actuality was composed of many rapid, smaller blasts) was nuclear, and convulsed debris into the farthest reaches of the sky.

According to their analysis, the researchers led by Lars-Erik De Geer, a nuclear physicist with Swedish Defence Research Agency say that, nearly three seconds after the first rapid series of explosions, a single one composed of steam breached the reactor, speeding nuclear debris further afield from the site, but closer into the atmosphere.

Measurements of xenon isotopes were taken by scientists with the V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute in Leningrad, four days after the accident, nearly 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of Moscow, in the city of Cherepovets, as well as more than 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) north-northeast of Chernobyl substantially farther than detection of it had been predicted to be found.

Cosmos ...


Another '20 Years and Back' Whistleblower Talks About Covert Space Marines Recruitment Humans Are Free

When people with incredible professional credentials come forward to talk about being covertly recruited for a '20-years-and-back' mission in space, that also have key pieces of collateral to prove their claims, it makes it hard not to listen to at least ask more questions.

by Christina Sarich, guest writer

In a video created by Dr. Michael Salla, Michael Christopher Gerloff, a former marine and police officer for the city of Seattle, as well as a UN peacekeeping advisor who went on a mission to Liberia, describes his recruitment into a secret space program loosely referred to as the 20-and-back.

After a high school party with friends along a country road, Gerloff noticed a white light that moved very quickly on the horizon. He relates an aerial display that violated the laws of aerodynamics as 18-year old sin 1978.

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NATOs Plans for persuasion and impacting the media Dissident Voice

In his excellent NATO, a Monstrous Institution Karel van Wolferen writes:

Having survived Afghanistan, NATO continued to play a significant role in the destruction of Gaddafis Libya, and in the destruction of parts of Syria through covertly organising, financing, and arming Isis forces for the purpose of overthrowing the Assad government. And it continues to serve as a cover for the war making elements in Britain and France. Americas coup in the Ukraine in 2014, which resulted in a crisis in relations with Russia, gave NATO a new lease on life as it helped create entirely uncalled for hysterical fear of Russia in Poland and the Baltic states. (Emphasis added.)

Professor van Wolferen puts his finger on an often forgotten fact. NATO has to continually seek a new lease of life, a raison detre. If factions predominately Western and US led were not encouraged, or inspired by oil and other natural resources to be bloodily carpetbagged, NATO would be redundant. When the Berlin Wall came down and the world rejoiced, things must have looked bleak in NATO-land.

Nothing could make this more cynically, starkly clear than a letter, written in June 1979, from General Alexander Hague, NATO Secretary General, on handing over the position to his successor Joseph Luns. The letter reads:

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
Grand Quartier General des Puissances Alliees en Europe

26 June 1979

His Excellency Joseph M.A.H. Luns
The Secretary General
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Brussels/Zaventem Autoroute
B-1110 Brussels, Belgium

Dear Joseph,

On leaving the post of Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, I feel it my duty to stress once again certain aspects of allied strategy which demand our further attention and effort.

Yet in my view, planning for the deployment and use of modernized nuclear forces in Europe can adequately be accomplished only if full understanding and cooperation are achieved. It is therefore necessary to prepare systematically and persistently, a basis for making a success of the NATO council meeting in December, bearing in mind primarily the crisis inside the Alliance over neutron weapons deployment. Every effort should be made to counter any hesitation or vacillation among the allied nations during decision making meetings.

We will never be able to put inapprovto effect our joint plans in this vital area unless quite exceptional efforts are made to check European tendencies toward neutralism, pacifism and unilateralism. To achieve this, it is necessary, I feel, to emphasis the theme that nuclear weapons balance, particularly in the European theatre, has changed sharply in favour of the East. We should constantly bear in mind the necessity of continuously dir...


Flat Earther Will Blast Off In $20K Homemade Rocket This Weekend The Mind Unleashed

One of the most popular topics on the internet this year, for better or worse, was the rising flat earth movement and their belief that we are being lied to about the shape of the earth.

Earlier this month, the first ever flat earth conference was held in the US and drew hundreds of people from all across the country. There have been a number of crowdfunding efforts for independent explorations to the reaches of space or the edge of the earth, with rapper B.o.B hoping to raise $1 million to send a satellite into space to settle the debate once and for all. There have even been talks of a reality TV show in which flat earthers attempt to journey to the edge of the earth, which they believe to be a giant wall of ice.

The most interesting flat earth experiment thus far is expected to take place this weekend, when 61-year-old limo driver Mad Mike Hughes plans to launch himself as high as he can go in a homemade rocket so he can see the shape of the earth for himself.

I dont believe in science, I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But thats not science, thats just a formula. Theres no difference between science and science fiction. If youre not scared to death, youre an idiot. Its scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive. I like to do extraordinary things that no one else can do, and no one in the history of mankind has designed, built, and launched himself in his own rocket, Hughes told the AP.

Hughes hopes to reach speeds of up to 500 MPH and reach heights of 1,800 feet, but it is not clear what he is hoping to see at such a low altitude, considering that commercial airplanes fly at an average of 39,000 feet. Apparently, his plan is to continue to build upon the rocket design so eventually, he can build one that can shoot miles into the air. This will be the second time that he has blasted off in one of these rockets, with his previous attempt reaching 1,374 feet. This newest rocket has cost $20,000 and was paid for with a mixture of crowdfunding and sponsorships, although it was widely reported that the rocket is made from scrap materials.

Hughes promised to shut the door on this ball earth, with his next mission.

Nothing is out of reach. Anything can be done. You just have to put enough money, time, and thought into it. This is the king of the deceptions. This is it. And once this domino falls and more people come to this side, then everything else the domino structure falls, he said.

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The Hidden Risk of Broker/Clearer Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Dear Mr. Armstrong, Thank you for your work in educating us in your University of the Conscious Investor! My question relates to your Trading a Vertical Market report. I am slowly digesting this report which is truly fascinating and a must read for any rational minded investor. My experience tells me (and you have reaffirmed this within your report) that being able to trade correctly for the market is critical. In analyzing the correct actions we must take I have reached the conclusion that we must also investigate deeply the trading company we use and how any wild ride will impact their ability to actually fund the successful trades we have managed to get into and out of. I recently was issued new T&Cs for my accounts to accept and that makes for scary reading in the light of any major reset or mammoth gap or moves we anticipate. How would you recommend we evaluate the companies actually holding the bag to be able to pay up at the end of the day? This appears to me to be a most crucial question in the light of what Socrates is pointing out.

Be Well,

ANSWER: Yes, you are absolutely correct. Your broker/clearer is an additional risk.

 The kind of market conditions we are about to face will force questions beyond extreme volatility, no bids and the gapping of price and trade. What Traders must realize is that these extreme price actions themselves trigger increased margins, which again could trigger a liquidity crisis. Under such panic moves, prices can gap without a trade and is worth remembering people sell what they can not what they should. This forces other markets to move just to raise cash. If market movements are violent everyone is pulled into the mix.

This is when you have to hope that every one of your fellow account owners (under the broker/clearer you are using) is liquid enough to honor margin requirements. This type of information is rarely going to be available to all and so makes many remain vulnerable.

Just to make you aware, it is possible that your money is vulnerable even if you do not have an open position and is just sitting with...


The Political Crisis in Germany Changes the Game Armstrong Economics

Merkel faces the worst crisis of her career and many behind the curtain are starting to wonder if she will even survive. The German Federal President Steinmeier could not actually order new elections immediately. The procedure in this regard is quite complicated in Germany. The earliest possible alternative would be to hold new elections come the spring of 2018. It is likely that the AFD is likely to gather even greater support from new elections. Nonetheless, the CDU will continue to support Merkel at least right now. However, the CDU has been severely weakened by the election and if we do not see new elections until the spring, there is a distinct possibility that Merkels support even within the CDU could collapse if they see the AfD will win even greater support.

The head of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Dieter Kempf,  has chastised the political leaders calling on the SPD, FDP and Greens to form a coalition. The price that the SPD will demand is that Merkel leaves before they would consider any compromise. There is just bad blood now between the SPD and CDU. Of course, this makes it even more likely we see and even more difficult Brexit. The practical crisis is the fact that Merkel must attend to domestic issues and will not truly have the time or authority to assume a leadership role in Brussels.

This turmoil in German politics is actually shifting the stage to Macron. The uncertainty in Germany may be opening the door for Macron to reform the EU and the Eurozone pushing Germany to second place. The political fortunes for the EU may be far more uncertain than many suspects.

From a market perspective, political uncertainty in Europe still creates uncertainty in markets rather that confidence.


Are We Losing the Training Ground for Trading? Armstrong Economics

COMMENT: Dear Mr. Armstrong,

Really glad that you again warn us of impending famine moving into 2020 2030 and give us ample time to prepare though many still do not believe in your forecast. Your blog have done a great service to humankind.

Also pertaining to your recent article pertaining to skills needed to be a successful traders or fund managers. I tend to agree that going against majority view at important turning points require nerve of steel to pull the trigger. Not many can do it as emotions can overwhelm our decisions. Being a fund manager myself, I find that how we perform and react during bear markets, crisis and panic moments will distinguish me from others (my peers). During rising tide, our performance mask our real ability to handle crisis.

As you say, life is a journey of learning. Socrates provides a valuable tool for my investing journey while your blog helps in allowing me to view the world in different dimensions. I do make mistakes along the way but thank God I become a better investor as day goes by.



REPLY: Yes. Funds that are just a buy and hold are not traders. The regulation also creates much of the problem. Because we have the CFTC and the SEC, these two agencies do FAR MORE HARM than good. They each have their own lobbyists to retain and expand their power. I was once offered a fund to manage in the USA with $50 billion+. The problem that confronted me was the blunt fact it was a buy and hold affair. Because it was equity, it would come under the SEC. I would not be allowed to hedge using futures greater than 15% at the time or else I would then violate the CFTC rules and cross into a futures fund. This was all because of a turf war between the two agencies. In other words, if I saw an imminent crash, I could not protect my clients by hedging more than 15%. You had to sell outright everything, which would then also raise red flags. I turned down the offer for I felt my reputation would be destroyed because I would have to suffer a serious loss and could not prevent it. That was while hedge funds were created offshore because you could not trade everything do to regulation to create government jobs rather than provide the best management service for investors.



"JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"
by Edward Curtin

"Despite a treasure-trove of new information having emerged over the last forty-eight years, there are many people who still think who killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and why are unanswerable questions. There are others who cling to the Lee Harvey Oswald "lone-nut" explanation proffered by the Warren Commission. Both groups agree, however, that whatever the truth, it has no contemporary relevance but is old-hat, history, stuff for conspiracy-obsessed people with nothing better to do. The general thinking is that the assassination occurred almost a half-century ago, so let's move on. Nothing could be further from the truth, as James Douglass shows in his extraordinary book, "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" (Orbis Books, 2008). It is clearly one of the best books ever written on the Kennedy assassination and deserves a vast readership. It is bound to roil the waters of complacency that have submerged the truth of this key event in modern American history.

Why and by whom? These are the key questions. If it can be shown that Kennedy did, in fact, turn emphatical...


"The Limit Of Our Sight..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Life is eternal and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon,
And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."
- Rossiter W. Raymond


International Law: The banality of crimes against migrants (Ioannis Kalpouzos - Itamar Mann ) Tlaxcala

22/11/2017 - Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal ...


"The Danger of Convenience" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Danger of Convenience"
by David Cain

"The other day I saw an ad for Google Home which, even five years ago, could have passed for their annual April Fools joke. (You can see it here.) A woman is getting comfortable on a couch, as a friendly voiceover relates a supposedly-common dilemma: You know when youve got Chinese takeout on your chest, and the blanket around your feet, and then you realize the remote is on the other side of the couch? Just say Hey Google, play Stranger Things!

I appreciate ease and convenience (and Stranger Things) as much as anyone else. We should be grateful to have access to ingenious devices that relieve us from having to do laundry in a stream, heat water by the pot load over a fire, and other laborious, dangerous, and time-consuming tasks. But when were also employing futuristic devices to do the easiest imaginable things, were probably making our lives worse. How convenient do we want things to be, really? Would we eliminate all bodily movement if it were possible?



"Evaluating Authority" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Evaluating Authority"
by EmotionalCompetency

Rather than examining evidence first hand, we often rely on secondary information sources. These include gossip, rumor, hearsay, conversation, the Internet, and information provided by various luminaries and authorities available as publications, speeches, presentations, advertisements, endorsements, radio and TV programs, and news items.

The English language use of the word authority has two very different meanings. One meaning describes positional power - such as the right to control, command, or determine - and the other describes expertise - an accepted source of information. Evidence obtained from an authority has to be carefully evaluated based on the expertise of the authority, while respectfully disregarding the power, influence, fame, charisma, attachment, or appeal of the authority. Trust and verify. Exercise critical thinking. A common and seductive fallacy is an appeal to authority. We are often mislead because of a natural tendency to trust some people and distrust others.

An authority often presents only a single point-of-view, and too often this point-of-view advances a vested interest. One example of this is an Internet site claiming to provide expert information on sleep problems as a public service. However, the web site is created, paid for, and edited entirely by the manufacturer of a particular prescription drug sleep aid. This is a manipulative marketing tool, disguised as a source of objective information. It uses factual statements to present a false message. Examine a variety of view points and apply criti...


Scientists: 'Impossible' Fuel-free Engine that Defies the Laws of Physics Actually Works Humans Are Free

It works! An impossible fuel-free engine that defies the laws of Physics has been proven to work by numerous independent laboratories. However, researchers are still unsure as to how it actually works.

by Ivan, guest writer

Scientists are sure how it works since the so-called EmDrive defies all known laws of physics

The impossible fuel-free engine called EmDrive could transport astronauts to Mars in just 10 weeks has been proven to work, even though no one known how or why it works. The revolutionary engine creates thrust by bouncing microwaves in a closed chamber and is powered only by solar energy.

A prototype of the impossible fuel-free engine

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Propaganda fail: Western media barked that Russia's helping Syria would surely not work - but has actually been a resounding success that is now evident Signs of the Times

Western media predicted that the Russian military campaign in Syria would end in 'failure'. That - presumably - has been achieved. Now follows a push of diplomatic efforts to settle the war. In September 2015 the "west" prepared for an open military aggression on Syria. The purported aim was to fight ISIS and to stop the migrant flow into Europe. The real aim was "regime change". Russia stepped in by sending its cavalry to Syria: The U.S., Britain, France and others announced to enter Syrian skies to "fight the terror" of the Islamic State. Russia will use the same claim to justify its presence and its air operations flying from Latakia. Simply by being there it will make sure that others will not be able to use their capabilities for more nefarious means. Additional intelligence from Russian air assets will also be helpful for Syrian ground operations. The Obama administration was surprised by the Russian (and Iranian) intervention. It had no sensible means to counter it. The administration and the U.S. commentariat tried to hide this impotence by predicting that the Russian campaign would fail.

Western media barked that Russia's helping Syria would surely not work - Now all see it was a resounding success Signs of the Times

Western media predicted that the Russian military campaign in Syria would end in 'failure'. That - presumably - has been achieved. Now follows a push of diplomatic efforts to settle the war. In September 2015 the "west" prepared for an open military aggression on Syria. The purported aim was to fight ISIS and to stop the migrant flow into Europe. The real aim was "regime change". Russia stepped in by sending its cavalry to Syria: The U.S., Britain, France and others announced to enter Syrian skies to "fight the terror" of the Islamic State. Russia will use the same claim to justify its presence and its air operations flying from Latakia. Simply by being there it will make sure that others will not be able to use their capabilities for more nefarious means. Additional intelligence from Russian air assets will also be helpful for Syrian ground operations. The Obama administration was surprised by the Russian (and Iranian) intervention. It had no sensible means to counter it. The administration and the U.S. commentariat tried to hide this impotence by predicting that the Russian campaign would fail.


Call for urgent action to combat West African food security threat RSS feed from

Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, according to a Greenpeace Africa report.


UN urges Sudan to address plight of millions displaced in Darfur RSS feed from

The UN human rights office has called on Sudan to make it possible for 2.6 million internally displaced Darfuris to return home.


Anger over increase in bluefin catch quotas RSS feed from

Conservationists say they are angry over a drastic increase catch quotas for bluefin tuna, dubbing it a victory for short-term economic profit over long-term conservation


Lebanons PM returns to Beirut blogfactory

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has finally returned to Beirut as tensions mount in the region over his sudden resignation earlier this month.

Hariri touched down at Beiruts Rafik Hariri International Airport after stopping over in Cairo where he held talks with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and a quick pit stop in Cyprus where he spoke with President Nikos Anastasides, Lebanons Naharnet news reports. The politician was met by security forces on arrival.

Prior to his engagement in Egypt, Hariri spent the weekend in Paris, holding talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is reportedly trying to mediate in Lebanons crisis. Before Hariri travelled to Beirut, el-Sisi spoke on the phone with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, and the two leaders stressed the importance of preserving Lebanons national unity.

Hariri abruptly announced his resignation in a televised statement from Riyadh on November 4, blaming Iran for having a destabilizing influence in Lebanon and the Middle East and saying that his life was in danger from political opponent, Hezbollah. This led some to speculate the resignation statement had been made under duress while the PM was in Saudi Arabia, a claim repeated by Aoun. Hariri has denied these claims.

Aoun has repeatedly said that he will only accept Hariris resignation if he delivers it on Lebanese soil. Riyadh has used the Hariri situation over the past week to target its r...


Emergency rooms see a large spike in self-harming among tweens & early teen girls Signs of the Times

Attempted suicides and other types of self-harm have increased dramatically among girls in America since 2001, according to a 15-year study of emergency room visits. The increase was particularly sharp after the financial crisis in 2008. The study, by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed data on non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries of those treated in 60 emergency rooms, among ages 10 to 24. Nearly 29,000 girls and about 14,000 boys with self-inflicted injuries were treated in emergency rooms during the study years, 2001-2015.


Google Announces Christmas Ban Of Independent News Outlets Your News Wire

Google has announced plans to completely purge independent media outlets from their search engine just in time for Christmas. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Googles parent company Alphabet, announced that Google is now working aggressively [...]


Iranian President Says CIA-Funded ISIS Defeated In Syria Your News Wire

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for defeating ISIS in Syria, despite the CIA arming and training the terrorist organization. In a speech broadcast live on state TV on Tuesday, Rouhani accused western [...]


Israel To Deport 40,000 Black People Back Into War-Zone Your News Wire

Israel will begin deporting over 40,000 black asylum seekers to war-torn countries without their consent. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday in a cabinet meeting that tens of thousands of asylum seekers, mostly from Eritrea [...]


Iran affirms victory over ISIS - and rightly so Signs of the Times

All of the major powers in the anti-terrorist Resistance have declared the defeat of ISIS in the Middle East. Iran's most important military, political and spiritual figures have all used addresses to declare the military defeat of ISIS/Daesh, while offering congratulations to their allies in the fight including Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah and other forces within Lebanon. First, Major General Qassem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps hailed a "great victory" over the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group. General Soleimani congratulated Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for his leadership while praising the armed forces of Syria, Iraq and the Lebanese Islamic Resistance movement, Hezbollah. General Soleimani has played a vital role in mobilizing anti-terrorist forces in both Syria and Iraq.


Sorcha Faal: Russia Issues US-EU Terror Alert After Terrorist Incident Operation Disclosure

November 20, 2017

Russia Issues US-EU Terror Alert After Terrorist Incident At American Swiss Consulate

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Source: What Does It Mean

A new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that the issuance this afternoon of an unprecedented US-EU terror alert travel notice for Federation citizens is directly related to the mysterious closing of the American Consulate in Zurich, Switzerland, after a terrorist incident occurred there within an hour of Germanys government collapsingand that became even more alarming to the MoFA after the Federal Security Service (FSB) reported that all communication links established between them and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2014, by then FBI Director James Comey had ceased to exist. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

According to this report, earlier this morning, the entire European continent began to reverberate with fear after reports began to emerge from Germany that Mutti Merkels [Mutti is German form Mother, Merkel is Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany] government was collapsing, and that was followed, at approximately 07:45 +1 GMT, by elite Swiss police forces in Zurich rapidly descending in force upon the US Consulate where a still unclear terrorist incident was unfoldingand that press reports say was due to a suspicious parcel being discovered....


Person with Major Ties to Hillary Clinton's Inner Circle Suddenly Commits Suicide Operation Disclosure


Source: Hal Turner Radio Show

Another person with extremely close ties to Hillary Clinton has died a mysterious death, and after seeing what he was involved with its hard not to question if foul play was involved.

Houston, Texas trial lawyer and Democrat mega donor Steve Mostyn died on Thursday in what authorities are saying was a suicide, according to the Houston Chronicle. Mr. Mostyn was only 46, he left behind a wife and several children, and earlier this year had announced that he was going to be stepping away from politics to spend more time with his family.

Details about how Mr. Mostyn allegedly committed suicide are scarce. However, his family said that it happened after he suddenly became afflicted with some sort of mental illness then took his own life. They werent clear as to what type of mental illness he suffered from.

it is worth noting that Mr. Mostyn had never suffered from mental illness in the past, according to his family, further raising suspicions over the manner in which he died.

Mr. Mostyn was a progressive powerhouse who was heavily involved with politics throughout his career. He made his fortunes off of suing insurance companies after hurricanes ravaged his state, and used his wealth to fund numerous Democrat and progressive causes, including the Super PAC Ready for Hillary, which he and his wife co-founded with Susie Tompkins Buell, a radical environmentalist and member of George Soross Democracy Alliance.

Mr. Mostyns wife, Amber, was also a member of the Democracy Alliance and a close friend of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was the keynote speaker at a 2010 Annies List event honoring Amber. The Mostyns were close to the Clintons in general, having held...


Mandalay Bay Sued By Hundreds Of Witnesses Who Dont Believe Official Narrative Your News Wire

Hundreds of victims and eyewitnesses who question the official narrative of the Las Vegas shooting are filing lawsuits against Mandalay Bay for gross negligence.  Several lawsuits the largest of which was filed on behalf [...]


Naming Names: A Speculative Rumination on JFKs Assassination and the Diabolic Union between the CIA and Mafia The Sleuth Journal

Naming Names: A Speculative Rumination on JFKs Assassination and the Diabolic Union between the CIA and Mafia | JFK | CIA Government Government Corruption Sleuth Journal Special Interests


By George Cassidy | 

Lets put the cards on the table. There were kill teams. The Texas mafia, most conspicuously represented by Lyndon B. Johnsons personal hitman, Malcolm Mac Wallace, was there. So was the Chicago and Florida mob. On the ground, the CIA worked primarily in the shadows, as CIA operative E. Howard Hunt told his son in a widely publicized deathbed confession, I was a bench warmer that day. There were also mercenaries there. The expert marksman and Corsican soldier-of-fortune, Lucian Sarti among them. It was a surreal collection of professional killers, anti-Castro militants, dirty cops, and U.S. intelligence agents. And this was just the execution outfit.

The strategy was likely hatched in Washington by a powerful faction of cold warriors high up in the Department of Defense and Office of Naval Intelligence. Over at the CIA, some of the top ranking officials contributed at the planning level. David Atlee Phillips, the CIAs head of the Western Hemisphere branch blamed Kennedy for the failure of the Bay of Pigs. Richard Helms was Deputy Director for Plans from 1962-65.

Convicted of making false statements to a committee of the U.S, Senate, he was more than willing to do the bidding of the masters of war. Allen Dulles was Director of Central Intelligence (1953-61) until he has fired by John Kennedy for his insubordinate actions in Latin America. Governed by the principle of plausible denial, the plan that emerged out of these clandestine meetings was, to all intents, constructions and purposes, infallible.

But even the tactical strategists required the blessing and cooperation of certain powerful forces within the mainstream government and economy.

Getting away with the most influential assassination since Julius Caesar would not have been feasible without the active complicity of LBJ, J.

Edgar Hoover, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Earl Warren, and the extreme right Texas billionaires who invested their own money to ensure a lasting victory. Based on the success of a 54 year old cover-up, their money and political clou...


"Despair and Survival" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Despair and Survival"
by Sam Smith

"Ever since I read Thoreau in high school and adopted as my own his declaration that he would rather sit alone on a pumpkin than be crowded on a velvet stool, I have made the pursuit of individual freedom a part of my daily business. I follow it like others follow football. I know the game, the players, and the rules. And one of the most important things I have discovered is how few people are able to help you much. The psychiatrist with his elegant degree, the minister with an eye on the vestry's budget, the philosophy professor just short of tenure, and, yes, even the author of this book are likely to fail because their work has become partly the suppression of their own free will.

This compromise may in the end represent a better balance of desire and action than that of which you dream, but it will not necessarily guide you well. It will not teach you how to do something even though you are afraid; even though no one else is suggesting that you do it let alone making you do it; it will not tell you when to take the risk of doing the right thing or trying something that no one has done before.

Which may be why one of the wisest observations on this subject came to me from a former LA narcotics detective. This detective, investigating corruption and involvement by intelligence agencies in the drug trade, has repeatedly put his life at risk to get to the bottom of an extremely dirty business. He has two bullet holes in his left arm and one in his left ear. While describing his efforts to a small group, someone asked how he managed to stick at it yea...


US Military Successfully Takeover Afghan Opium Labs Your News Wire

The U.S. military have announced the successful takeover of multiple opium labs in Afghanistan from Taliban fighters.  In a move Pentagon officials say is directed at destroying Taliban revenue streams, US F-22 stealth fighters and B-52 [...]


Apple iPhone X Is Reportedly Assembled with Illegal High-School Student Labor

Via: CNBC: Apple supplier Foxconn has been employing students illegally work overtime to help assemble the iPhone X, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Six high school students told the Financial Times they would usually work 11-hour shifts to help manufacture Apples flagship phone at a factory in Zhengzhou, China. The long hours breach Chinese laws []


JFK Files Reveal CIA Plot To Use Russian Planes To Stage False Flag Attack Your News Wire

A bombshell document from the recently declassified JFK files reveals a plot by the CIA to commit a false flag attack on US soil which would be blamed on Russia.  The document reveals secret plans [...]


Another Pedophile Ring Uncovered with Clear Ties to Pope Benedict's Brother Operation Disclosure


NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Source: Collective Evolution | By ARJUN WALIA

Pedophilia is a big problem these days, and has been for a while. For decades, and more recently with the Harvey Weinstein case, Corey Feldmans revelations and more, people in positions of great power have been implicated in this type of activity, but it doesnt stop in Hollywood. Pedophilia and child trafficking has plagued the world of politics as well as the military industrial complex for a long time. The recent Pizzagate scandal involving long time high ranking politician Jon Podesta forced many people to look into it more. Jeffrey Epstein is another classic example, or the fact that a recent NBC news report claimed that Hillary Clinton, while acting as secretary of state, shut down an investigation into an elite pedophile ring in State Department ranks in order to avoid scandal and protect the careers of high ranking officials and an ambassador. James Grazioplene, a high ranking retired army general who worked in the Pentagon and as the Vice President of DynCorp, is currently facing six rape charges of underaged persons. As far back as 2005, U.S. congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney grilled Donald Rumself on private military contractor...


Study of 2000 Cardiac Arrest Patients Demonstrates Consciousness Exists Well Beyond Physical Death Waking Times

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

What makes us who we are? The psyche the self has been a mystery for ages. Now, an intensive care doctor and his team have found a way to start answering at least some of the countless questions surrounding the mystery of consciousness. Through their research, Dr. Sam Parnia and his colleagues have confirmed that consciousness continues to exist, even when the body and the brain die.

Dr. Parnia is the director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City. According to Parnia, brain function halts almost instantaneously after the heart stops. Despite this, his study of people who suffered cardiac arrest shows that human consciousness exists, even after the brain is dead.

In the video above, Parnia makes the following claim.

Human mind and consciousness that thing that makes us who we are, our self does not become annihilated, when weve gone beyond the biological threshold of death.

Parnia and his colleagues have been studying what happens to consciousness and the brain during the period between physical death and when a person is resuscitated. Being one of the largest studies of this type, their research includes more than 2000 people. These individuals all met the physical criteria for death and were resuscitated. Out of the study subjects that were successfully brought back to life:

  • 40% had a perception of having had awareness.
  • 10% had a very vivid mys...


Imperative Facts America is Hacked and Hijacked Operation Disclosure

... Imperative Facts ... New Tutorial of Educational Videos + Documents ... for people who "care" about todays urgent issues.


......................................FOCUS...................................... Im following the advice of George Washington Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Times are stranger than fiction these days. Folks DO need to catch up with the deceptions or be left confused in the dust. AND, Until folks fully understand the grand scale of deception played on them.... there is no hope for change. Hat Tip to: Karen Sommer

This my tutorial about how America got "Hacked & Hijacked" & how we can take it back. A hard look at the facts & ISSUES which prevent Americans from having Peace, Prosperity, Longevity, Freedom & any sort of justice. It is my aim to accelerate the learning curves of millions while focusing their efforts & consider... At what point we we claim self defense?

Some of my fellow Americas are aware of some of this info ... few have yet to connect all of these dots & produce working knowledge necessary to achieve the goal of to recapturing our Constitutional Republic. Eventually I hope to go on the road with all of this info [[complete with movie screen and sound system]] on hard drives so people can copy for their own events. And after each event allow others to copy that hard drive so they can repeat the process. Please "Like" & "Share" my tutorial.

SUGGESTION: Spend only 1-2 hrs per day on my tutorial so you don't become overwhelmed. After that please have a glass of water with antioxidants & go on a 30 minute brisk walk to battle stress. This will help you to not feel overwhelmed.

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(Video) Enlighten Up -- 018: Carbon, Climate & Cow Farts w/ Brian Koenigberg and Heather Sartain Operation Disclosure

Published on Nov 21, 2017

It's no secret that we at Enlighten Up like to challenge what we are told to be truths as we walk this spiritual journey. As we awaken to our own soul's purpose and find deeper meaning in life we will also find ourselves questioning what society, institutions, media and others tell us to accept.

In today's episode we welcome back Brian Koeniberg (E006) and Heather Sartain (E010) to join us in a fun exercise of discernment regarding a popular global issue: Man-made Climate Change.

We're going to talk about the demonizing of Carbon Dioxide, why it's not a pollutant and how having more of it in our atmosphere would actually BENEFIT this whole entire planet immensely.

All of this and more in episode 018!


BATR: Municipal Bankruptcies and More on the Way Operation Disclosure

Municipal Bankruptcies and more on the way

Even to the casual observer, the financial condition of government budgets are under severe stress. Taxes have gone up consistently and have outpaced any meager adjustments in income for most taxpayers. No one can reasonably expect that municipal financing is assured by simply raising assessments and rates to keep their bloated bureaucracies solvent. Since the middle class has never recovered from the money centered meltdown, the average community struggles with diminished resources.

Add into this equation the prospects of an even worse financial collapse, the question needs to be asked, just how municipal jurisdictions will cope with the reality that even more properties will go off the tax rolls.

A measure of last resort might well be bankruptcy, assuming your state allows for such relief. Chapter 9 - Bankruptcy Basics seem straight forward.

The purpose of chapter 9 is to provide a financially-distressed municipality protection from its creditors while it develops and negotiates a plan for adjusting its debts. Reorganization of the debts of a municipality is typically accomplished either by extending debt maturities, reducing the amount of principal or interest, or refinancing the debt by obtaining a new loan.

The resources on Bankrupt Cities, Municipalities List and Map, provides valuable information.

Overall bankrupt municipalities remain extremely rare. A Governing analysis estimated only one of every 1,668 eligible general-purpose local governments (0.06 percent) filed for bankruptcy protection from 2008 through 2012. Excluding filings later dismissed, only one of every 2,710 eligible localities (not all states permit governments to file for bankruptcy) filed since 2008.

List of Bankruptcy Filings Since January 1, 2010

All Municipal Bankruptcy Filings: 51



Caputo Rattles His Saber Shooting the Messenger

Ex-Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo threatens legal action against ThinkProgress for reporting that he helped improve Vladimir Putins image in the United States

Earlier today, the progressive news website reported that Donald Trumps campaign is to create a legal defence fund for all staffers involved in special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into allegations of possible collusion between the campaign and the Russian government.


The report by ThinkProgress associate editor Melanie Schmitz stated that Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo ...


"All Man Can Do..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 All man can do is lose one life, but also keep in mind that all we have is one life, so that the longest life and the shortest life amount to the same thing. Our only loss is the passing minute which is every man's equal possession for he cannot lose what is already passed nor what he does not possess in the future. Only the present can be lost for this is all that is man's. Also remember that the cycles of the world exhibit the same recurring pattern, so it makes no difference how long you watch them repeat.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


"The Human Condition" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Human Condition"
by Meanings of Life

"Man remains largely unknown of himself. What are we, in our innermost recesses, behind our names and our conventional opinions? What are we behind the things we do in our lives, behind what we see in others and what others see in us, or even behind things science says we are? Is man the crazy being about whom Carl Gustav Jung spoke ironically, when he demanded a man to treat? Is man the Dr. Jerkyll that contains in himself a criminal Mister Hyde, and more than a personality, and contradictory feelings?

Are we the result of our dreams, as Prospero, in the Shakespeares The Tempest asked? Are we able to raise our nature and become the dignified beings evoked by Pico de la Mirandola (Its the seeds a man cultivates that "will mature and bear fruit in him. If vegetative, he will become a plant; if sensual, he will become brutish; if rational, he will reveal himself a heavenly being; if intellectual, he will be an angel and the son of God")?

Almost two centuries ago, Spencer characterized the contradictory features of natives from the African east coast: "He has at the same time good character and hard heart; he is a fighter, conscientious, good in a precise moment, and cruel, pitiless and violent in the other; superstitious and rudely irreligious; brave and pusillanimous, servile and dominator, stubborn and at the same time fickle, relied to honour views, but without signs of honesty, niggard and economical, but careless and improvident".

Its probably a good definition of a certain primitive man, to whom we are undoubtedly connected. But we are also cultural and ethic beings. We are able to change our values and behaviours. As William James says, human beings can...


MI6s Secret Multi-Million Pound Cold War Slush Fund

Via: BBC: What was it for? Cs answer in 1952 is revealing. He thought it right to have a large sum to meet such contingencies as (a) a very large inducement to some person in an absolutely key position, or (b) the Vote for the Service being drastically cut in some political emergency in a []


"How the Brain Stops Time" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"How the Brain Stops Time"
by Jeff Wise

"One of the strangest side-effects of intense fear is time dilation, the apparent slowing-down of time. It's a common trope in movies and TV shows, like the memorable scene from "The Matrix" in which time slows down so dramatically that bullets fired at the hero seem to move at a walking pace. In real life, our perceptions aren't keyed up quite that dramatically, but survivors of life-and-death situations often report that things seem to take longer to happen, objects fall more slowly, and they're capable of complex thoughts in what would normally be the blink of an eye.

Now a research team from Israel reports that not only does time slow down, but that it slows down more for some than for others. Anxious people, they found, experience greater time dilation in response to the same threat stimuli. An intriguing result, and one that raises a more fundamental question: how, exactly, does the brain carry out this remarkable feat?

Researcher David Eagleman has tackled his very issue in a very clever way. He reasoned that when time seems to slow down in real life, our senses and cognition must somehow speed up-either that, or time dilation is merely an illusion. This is the riddle he set out to solve. "Does the experience of slow motion really happen," Eagleman says, "or does it only seem to have happened in retrospect?" To find out, he first needed a way to generate fear o...


Russias Arms Sales to Middle East Countries Spike to Record-High Levels The Fifth Column

Russias exposition at the Dubai Airshow 2017 included the combat helicopter Ka-52, multi-mission fighter MiG-29M, Su-35 supermaneuverable air defense fighter, Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft, combat-transport helicopter Mi-35M, long-range air defense system S-400 Triumph, and short-range air defense missile system PantsirS1. The Russian Knights aerobatic demonstration team performed extraordinary stunts riding through the skies to greatly impress spectators.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is interested in procuring the Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighter. The country is considering the purchase of 10 or more of such aircraft. The UAE and Russia signed a letter of intent on the purchase of Su-35 fighter jets in Feb. 2017. The talks are in progress. The Emirates will be the second country after China to buy the plane.

The UAE has already purchased Russian ground weapons, such as BMP-3 infantry combat vehicles and Pantsir S1 air-defense systems. In February, the Emirates entered into military contracts with Russia worth $1.9 billion. The deal includes 5,000 anti-armor missiles in addition to training and logistic support. The UAE started talks with Rostec company on the development of light fighter based on the MiG-29 twin-engine aircraft with development set to kick off in 2018.

The military cooperation with the UAE is a good example to illustrate the increasingly growing demand for Russian weapons in the Middle East. Orders from Arab countries account for roughly 20 percent of Russian weapons exports. Last year, Russia delivered more than $1.5 billion in arms to Algeria, $37 million to Egypt, $374 million to Iran and $300 million to Iraq. Today, the Russias portfolio of weaponry orders from the countries of the region is $8 billion. In 2017, the Russian defence industry has been making major inroads in the Middle East and North Africa. Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Tunisia are intere...


"A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC). 
Click image for larger size.
The above image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry by an amateur to win the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 1763, the entire N11 emission nebula is second in LMC size only to 30 Doradus. Studying the stars in N11 has shown that it actually houses three successive generations of star formation. Compact globules of dark dust housing emerging young stars are also visible around the image.


"If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong:
The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers"
by Cal Newport

"The Berlin Study: In the early 1990s, a trio of psychologists descended on the Universitt der Knste, a historic arts academy in the heart of West Berlin. They came to study the violinists. As described in their subsequent publication in Psychological Review, the researchers asked the academy's music professors to help them identify a set of stand out violin players - the students who the professors believed would go onto careers as professional performers. We'll call this group the elite players.

For a point of comparison, they also selected a group of students from the school's education department. These were students who were on track to become music teachers. They were serious about violin, but as their professors explained, their ability was not in the same league as the first group. We'll call this group the average players.

The three researchers subjected their subjects to a series of in-depth interviews. They then gave them diaries which divided each 24-hour period into 50 minute chunks, and sent them home to keep a careful log of how they spent their time. Flush with data, the researchers went to work trying to answer a fundamental question: Why are the elite players better than the average players? The obvious guess is that the elite players are more dedicated to their craft. That is, they're willing to put in the long,Tiger Mom-style hours required to get good, while the average players are off goofing around and enjoying life. The data, as it turns out, had a different story to tell...

Decoding the Patterns of the Elite: We can start by disproving the assumption that the elite players dedicate more hours to music. The time diaries revealed that both groups spent, on average, the same number of hours on...


The Driverless Revolution May Exact a Political Price

Via: Los Angeles Times: In its race to embrace driverless vehicles, Washington has cleared away regulatory hurdles for auto companies and brushed aside consumer warnings about the risk of crashes and hacking. But at a recent hearing, lawmakers absorbed an economic argument that illustrated how the driverless revolution they are encouraging could backfire politically, particularly []


Chet Raymo, Work Of The Heart Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Work Of The Heart
by Chet Raymo

In 1914, at age 39, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke had a substantial body of published work behind him. "Work of sight is achieved," he wrote; "now for some heart work." That's more or less what I have been doing on this site for the past three years: heart work. For seventy years it was sight work: looking, reading, teaching, writing books. Now I'm more interested in trying to discern the contours of the journey, the shape of the landscape I have traversed. How did the things seen fit together? How did the fit determine what things were seen? Heart work.

It's a pleasant task, and these daily posts are part of it. It is, as you have suggested, the sort of work that takes place on the porch of life. I imagine a broad summer verandah, perhaps in the south, with cicadas singing and constellations of fireflies mimicking the stars. A pink moon rising in the east. From afar off, the flicker of heat lightnin'.

In Letters To A Young Poet, Rilke advises: "Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." Good advice, and I would like to think that now is that time far in the future when whatever answers might be found will reveal themselves. But they will come, I am sure - if they come at all - in solitude and silence and love. A meteor streaks the mirroring sky. An alignment of planets in the west. Listen! A whisper. A calling into the thick of things.


The Poet: Jeanne Lohmann, "Questions Before Dark" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Questions Before Dark"

"Day ends, and before sleep
when the sky dies down, consider
your altered state: has this day
changed you? Are the corners
sharper or rounded off? Did you
live with death? Make decisions
that quieted? Find one clear word
that fit? At the sun's midpoint
did you notice a pitch of absence,
bewilderment that invites
the possible? What did you learn
from things you dropped and picked up
and dropped again? Did you set a straw
parallel to the river, let the flow
carry you downstream?"...


Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

Via: National Geographic: Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and twist the tides. We think we are giants that can dominate the Earth, but were just mosquitos, Morandi says. In 1989 on a stretch []


The Daily "Near You?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!


"Making Your Best Guess" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Making Your Best Guess"
by Arthur Silber

We are not gods, and we are not omniscient. We cannot foretell the future with certainty. Most often, cultural and political changes are terribly complex. It can be notoriously difficult to predict exactly where a trend will take us, and we can be mistaken. We do the best we can: if we wish to address certain issues seriously, we study history, and we read everything that might shed light on our concerns. We consult what the best thinkers of our time and of earlier times have said and written. We challenge everyone's assumptions, including most especially our own. That last is often very difficult. If we care enough, we do our best to disprove our own case. In that way, we find out how strong our case is, and where its weaknesses may lie.

Barring extraordinary circumstances, we cannot be certain that a particular development represents a critical turning point at the time it occurs. If we dare to say, "This is the moment the battle was lost," only future events will prove whether we were correct. We do the best we can, based on our understanding of how similar events have unfolded in the past, and in light of our understanding of the underlying principles in play. We can be wrong.


La BAD, l'Initiative for Global Development et Grow Africa co-organisent le premier forum Leadership pour l'agriculture RSS feed from

20 Nov 2017 | VivafrikFinanc par la Fondation Rockefeller, le forum se tient, au sige de la BAD Abidjan sur invitation, en marge du Sommet l'Union africaine Union europenne (UA-UE) prvu du 26 au 30 novembre 2017 dans la capitale conomique ivoirienne.


Feu vert la vente des terres agricoles aux investisseurs chinois dans l'Allier RSS feed from

21 Nov 2017 | La MontagneLa Safer ne va pas s'opposer la cession de 900 hectares de parcelles, implantes dans l'est du dpartement de l'Allier, des investisseurs chinois. La vente se fera, on apprend de La Montagne.


How to Trade a Vertical Market Armstrong Economics

How to Trade a Vertical Market


One of the most difficult, yet potentially rewarding, trading opportunities to unfold is the vertical market. This special report examines the two different types of vertical markets (Phase Transitions and Plateau Moves) and discusses how to differentiate and successfully trade each one respectfully. This report will clearly show you where to place your stop as the market unfolds and is essential for navigating the coming trend.



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Chinese elderly and the GDS Short Form A preliminary study RSS feed from

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Feeding ecology of five fishes from the mid-slope micronekton community off southern Tasmania, Australia RSS feed from

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Google Collects Android Users Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled

Shocker. Via: Quartz: Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, havent used any apps, and havent even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it back to Google []


Googles Eric Schmidt Says Americans Too Dumb To Detect Fake News, Plans to Derank Russian News Activist Post

By Derrick Broze Eric Schmidt has made news with his latest announcement that Google is working on ways to derank Russian media in the search...


The Turkey Industry Is Very Thankful for Donald Trump RSS feed from

In keeping with a longstanding pre-Thanksgiving presidential tradition, President Trump on Tuesday spared the lives of two turkeysWishbone and Drumstick. I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor, he said. However, I have been informed by the White House Counsel's Office that Tater and Tot's [Obama-era] pardons cannot []


Journalist Alexei Wood Faces Decades In Prison For Covering DisruptJ20 Protests Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel Independent journalist Alexei Wood faces decades in prison for covering rioters (J20) as they protested President Donald Trumps inauguration in Washington, D.C.,...


Video Proof: Eyewitnesses Claim Helicopters Were Used During Las Vegas Massacre The Daily Sheeple


Since the very beginning the mainstream media has consistently and purposefully covered up the plethora of eyewitness reports that indicate that the people on the ground fully believed that helicopters were in the air during the time of the attack and possibly actually part of the massacre itself.

On top of that, numerous independent researchers, including this reporter and Intellihubs Shepard Ambellas, have spent countless hours attempting to prove that helicopters were in the air at the time of the attack and were either used by the attackers or by authorities who were trying to stop them.

Now, in a move designed to make it easier for the general public to find the actual facts regarding the attack, a YouTuber by the name of John E Hoover has released a video compilation with all the eyewitness accounts of helicopters in the air at the time of the attack.

After watching the video it becomes strikingly clear that the helicopters were so obvious that most witnesses recorded during the attack specifically mentioned them.

Keep in mind that this is on top of research from Ambellas that detailed the fact that numerous private helicopters were indeed flying throughout the strip as the attack happened.

Flight records, aircraft transponder data, and video footage all reveal that covert air assault and EXFIL operations may have transpired on the night of the massacre.

Flight records indicate that three Airbus EC130 helicopters registered to Mustang Leasing LLC (N-numbers N854MH, N848MH, and N858MH) departed from the vicinity of...


Monbiot Still Burying his Head in Sands of Syria Dissident Voice

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israels bombing in 2007 of a supposed nuclear plant secretly built, according to a self-serving US and Israeli narrative, by Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

Although the attack on the nuclear reactor occurred a decade ago, there are pressing lessons to be learnt for those analysing current events in Syria.

Porters research indicates very strongly that the building that was bombed could not have been a nuclear reactor and that was clear to experts at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) even as the story was being promoted uncritically across the western media.

But and this is the critical information Porter conveys the IAEA failed to disclose the fact that it was certain the building was not a nuclear plant, allowing the fabricated narrative to be spread unchallenged. It abandoned science to bow instead to political expediency.

The promotion of the bogus story of a nuclear reactor by Israel and key figures in the Bush administration was designed to provide the pretext for an attack on Assad. That, it was hoped, would bring an end to his presidency and drag into the fray the main target Iran. The Syrian nuclear reactor was supposed to be a re-run of the WMD deception, used in 2003 to oust another enemy of the US and Israels Saddam Hussein of Iraq.

It is noteworthy that the fabricated evidence for a nuclear reactor occurred in 2007, a year after Israels failure to defeat Hizbullah in Lebanon. The 2006 Lebanon war was itself intended to spread to Syria and lead to Assads overthrow, as I explained in my book Israel and the Clash of Civilisations.

It is important to remember that this Israeli-neocon plot against Syria long predated in fact, in many ways prefigured the civil war in 2011 that quickly morphed into a proxy war in which the US became a key, if mostly covert, actor.

The lefts Witchfinder General

The relevance of the nuclear reactor deception can be understood in relation to the latest efforts by Guardian columnist George Monbiot (and many others) to discredit prominent figures on the left, including Noam Chomsky and John Pilger, for their caution in making assessments of much more recent events in Syria. Monbiot has attacked them for not joining him in simply assuming that Assad was responsible for a sarin gas attack last April on Khan Sheikhoun, an al-Qaeda stronghold in Idlib province.



Russian TV report: New NSA hacker breach 'worse than Snowden' (and naturally blamed on Russia) Signs of the Times

Another scandal that's currently still gaining speed in the US is connected to the major US intelligence agency - the National Security Agency (NSA). This Monday, the New York Times reported that a year ago unknown hackers infiltrated the NSA network and stole secret programs for cyber break-ins. Because one of its employees had Kaspersky anti-virus software on his computer, the NSA claimed 'Russia did it'. Vesti News investigates...


Postmodern crusade going mad: Schools around Western empire now banning best-friends Signs of the Times

Members of the royal family aren't often told what they can and can't do. But just a few days into his first year of school, 4-year-old Prince George already faces a mandate: No best friends allowed. Thomas's Battersea, the school George attends, bans kids from having best friends, Marie Claire reports. Instead, teachers encourage all students to form bonds with one another to avoid creating feelings of exclusions among those without best friends. Jane Moore, a parent whose child attends the school, explained the idea on a recent episode of the British talk show "Loose Women." "There's a policy," she said, "that if your child is having a party - unless every child is invited - you don't give out the invites in class."


5 Lessons on Parenting from the Animal Kingdom Wake Up World

November 22nd, 2017 By Jessie Klassen Contributing writer for Wake Up World Nature has lessons for those who listen, and for those who observe with sincerity and open hearts. Growing up on a farm, I was afforded the opportunity of having a close relationship with animals. Over my years of living my life this way, there have []


Interview With Liberty Hip Hop Group The Freenauts Activist Post

By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani has a discussion with AV and CTRAFFIK of the libertarian hip hop group Freenauts about the return...


Brazil's Bolsonaro : the lone wolf dreams of glory RSS feed from

Brazilian nationalist demagogue Jair Bolsonaro is bidding to run for president. His views are frightening, says Lucas Farrez


RT boss Margarita Simonyan showcases secret 'KGB' operation at Kremlin propaganda channel HQ (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

At the beginning of the week the Russian English-speaking TV channel RT was officially registered in the US as a foreign agent. This implies marking the broadcast materials and publishing detailed financial statements. In the reality of life in America, it's an attempt to create unbearable work conditions for the journalists, and an unconditional attack on freedom of speech.


X22 Report, Is There A Stock Flash Crash & A Bond Bubble Implosion Coming In 2018? Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

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Ominous Video Shows Swarm of A.I. Drones Carry Out Mass Murder Without Human Orders Activist Post

By Matt Agorist Imagine a world in which people who hold a certain political ideology could be sought out and summarily executed with surgical precision...


Consider the Source America! Accusers are Guilty! (VIDEO) The Sleuth Journal

All politics formed against Christ and His Gospel end at last in the destruction of those who contrived them. George Whitfield

It never ceases to amaze me of the absolute criminal conduct of the state-controlled media that continuously puts the cameras and microphones up to the mouths of corrupt politicians who are doing everything in their power to protect the establishment that is attempting to destroy not only Judge Roy Moore, but this country as well.

Keep in mind that those who are accusing Moore have been busted time and time again in lie after lie and scandal after scandal.

Setting the CIA-controlled media aside, which 94% of Americans claim that they do not believe (Romans 1:18), lets cut to the chase and address those who are personally accusing and attacking Roy Moore (Revelation 12:10).

This is only the tip of the iceberg.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that Republican candidate for US Senate Roy Moore should end his campaign for U.S. Senate in Alabama, following allegations.

I think he should step aside, said McConnell.

When asked by a reporter if he believed the allegations, McConnell responded: I believe the women, yes.



Putin unveils memorial to Tsar Alexander III 'the Peacemaker' in Crimea (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

President Putin this week opened a monument to Tsar Alexander III in Yalta, Crimea. The 19th century Russian Emperor thus returned to Livadia, which had been his favorite residence for many years.


Smartphones: The obvious culprit in the deteriorating mental health of teens Signs of the Times

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13 to 18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31 percent. In a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science, my colleagues and I found that the increases in depression, suicide attempts and suicide appeared among teens from every background - more privileged and less privileged, across all races and ethnicities and in every region of the country. All told, our analysis found that the generation of teens I call "iGen" - those born after 1995 - is much more likely to experience mental health issues than their millennial predecessors. What happened so that so many more teens, in such a short period of time, would feel depressed, attempt suicide and commit suicide? After scouring several large surveys of teens for clues, I found that all of the possibilities traced back to a major change in teens' lives: the sudden ascendance of the smartphone.


American General: US-Backed Rebels Detaining ISIS Supporters And Doctors The Fifth Column

(TFC) In mid-October, US Army Major General James B Jarrard of a joint spec ops task force operating throughout Syria and Iraq attended a press conference. He made headlines for accidentally stating America has 4000 boots in Syria, not a publicly acknowledged 503. That, however, wasnt the only interesting admission the spec ops commander disclosed.

Clashes have been fierce throughout Syrias bloody war, and Raqqa is no different. Since the Islamic State entered the war, theyve held the city as a stronghold. The militants dug in and took on relentless air strikes followed by sieges by foreign-funded rebel grounds.

Once the battles ended, an undisclosed number of ISIS affiliates surrendered to the Syrian Defense Force (SDF). The group is a US-supported rebel conglomerate of Kurdish, Arab, and other ethnic groups. Various rebel battalions and militias comprise its ranks including the Kurdish YPG. Although Jarrard was fickle with ISIS numbers, but did have good estimates for SDF casualties.

Throughout the fight, Major General Jarrard explained, there have been over 1200 friendly KIA of SDF forces. So, specific to Raqqa, there are approximately 434. About 905 US-backed rebels were wounded in Raqqa alone. Major General Jarrard stated SDF fighters took prisoners they believe were affiliated with Daesh.


So some a lot of those are continue to be detained by the SDF in their facilities in northeast Syria.  There were a lot of ISIS that were considered ISIS because of their relationship with the ISIS the Daesh.  But a lot of them were not necessarily fighters.  They were in administrative positions, working in hospitals, helping feed the large number of Daesh on the battlefield. Major General James B. Jarrard


Most of these individuals, local Syrians, were turned over to their respective tribal leadership. All western forces did, according to Jarrard, was record their biometrics for future tracking. Its currently unclear what will happen to the unidentified people SDF captured during the Raqqa battle. As Jarrard implies, some of them were medical personnel who treated wounded ISIS fighters.

What should be done from an international human rights perspective? Major General Jarrard was asked if the American government had any jurisdiction over the captured individuals. However, the military man was unable to answer the apparently criminal justice question....


Avocet flock video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video shows an avocet flock, at the Prunje nature reserve in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

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COP23 Proved That Indigenous Peoples Still Don't Have a Real Voice in Climate Negotiations RSS feed from

For the most part, Indigenous rights were not included in the operative text of the Paris climate agreement. Most language about the rights of First Nations peoples were housed in its preamble, and what did make it into the main body of the agreement was an acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous knowledge. Although exactly what that meansand who will decide what that meansremains to be seen. We are not at the table in a manner equal to other nation states, Tom [...]


Dont Try This At Home: Flat-Earther Plans A MANNED Launch Of Homemade Rocket The Daily Sheeple


All in the name of science, or rejection thereof, a flat-earther (someone who believes Earth is flat and not a globe) is planning to build a rocket and use it to propel himself into space.  To prove the Earth is flat of course.

This is not recommended, yet 61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman Mad Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with RESEARCH FLAT EARTH written on the side on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

Hughes says he expects his new rocket to hurl him through the skies above the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy at up to 500 miles per hour for roughly one mile, attaining a peak altitude of 1,800 feet before it deploys two parachutes. Hughes is a proponent of the Flat Earth theory and the Research Flat Earth group is his main sponsor. Hughes does not believe in science, and he told the Associated Press that science is no different from science fiction.

I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust, he added. But thats not science, thats just a formula. Theres no difference between science and science fiction. If youre not scared to death, youre an idiot, Hughes, who once reassured Ars Technica tha...


France ran out of money this month - the rest of Europe not far behind Signs of the Times

At first glance, not a lot was going on last Tuesday. Priti Patel was desperately trying to hang onto her job, unsuccessfully as it turned out. Donald Trump was mouthing off on a trip to South Korea. Manchester City were rumoured to bidding for an incredibly expensive footballer, and somebody somewhere was inevitably moaning on about Brexit. It was all fairly run-of-the-mill stuff. But for number-crunchers, something interesting happened. It was the day when France ran out of money. As of Nov. 7, all the money the government raises through its taxes - and this being France, there are literally dozens of them - had been spent. The rest of the year is financed completely on tick. And yet France is far from alone. All the main European countries, the UK included, are running out of tax revenue well before the year is over. That is worrying for three reasons. It is reminder that spending is still way too high. It tells us that governments have failed to curb deficits. And it is a warning that next time there is a recession governments won't have any room to respond with a fiscal boost.


North Korea defiant despite terror listing World News Echonetdaily

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Kim Jong-un has displayed trademark defiance after the United States declared Pyongyang a state sponsor of terrorism, saying sanctions make the spirit of North Korea stronger.

The hostile forces desperate efforts to block the advance of the DPRK make the indomitable spirit of the Korean workers stronger and make them produce a great miracle startling the world, the North Korean leader said, according to the state news agency KCNA.

The KCNA published the news just hours after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to reinclude North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The designation, announced on Monday, allows the US to impose more sanctions on Pyongyang, which is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programs in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions.

The announcement has been welcomed by Japan and South Korea.

I welcome and support (the designation) as it raises the pressure on North Korea, Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, according to Kyodo news agency.

South Korea said it expected the listing to contribute to the peaceful denuclearisation of the North, adding it continued, along with the US, to seek to bring North Korea to the negotiating table.

Trumps relisting of North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism comes a week after he returned from a 12-day trip to Asia in which containing Pyongyangs nuclear ambitions was a centrepiece of discussions.

In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil, Trump said at the White House.

This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also backed...


Aust responsible for Manus refugees: UN World News Echonetdaily

Manus Island refugees.

Manus Island refugees.

The situation for hundreds of asylum seekers stranded on a Papua New Guinea island is getting worse every day, a UN refugee official says, urging Australia to resume its responsibility for them.

Australia closed the offshore detention centre on Manus Island at the end of October, but some 380 refugees and asylum seekers have refused to leave, citing safety fears outside the centres walls.

The situation on the ground is very serious and deteriorating day by day, said Nai Jit Lam, a regional representative of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday.

Lam said medicines ran out last week, their health is suffering in the hot and humid weather, and they have started digging wells inside the centre to get water.

The 250 others who have moved out of the centre face an apprehensive local population and unfinished alternative housing on the island, Lam said, adding that the migrants do not speak the local language.

Australia must continue to take responsibility and play an active role in achieving solutions, Lam said.

The United Nations had long criticised the living conditions on Australias offshore migrant centres, while the government argued that they deter people smugglers.

Last year, Papua New Guineas Supreme Court ruled the Manus camp illegal and asked the government to close it.

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Facing impeachment, Mugabe resigns World News Echonetdaily

Mugabe resigns as impeachment begins

Mugabe resigns as impeachment begins

Robert Mugabe has resigned as Zimbabwes president, shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule.

The 93-year-old clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, which also told him to leave power.

On Tuesday, wild celebrations broke out during a joint sitting of parliament when Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced Mugabes resignation and suspended the impeachment procedure.

People danced and car horns blared on the streets of Harare at news that the era of Mugabe who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 was finally over.

Zimbabwes former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Wednesday or Thursday, ZANU-PF legal secretary Patrick Chinamasa told Reuters, after the resignation.

Separately, ZANU-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke told Reuters that Mnangagwa would be sworn in within 48 hours and that he would serve the remainder of Mugabes term until the next general elections, which must be held by September 2018.

The origin of Mugabes sudden downfall lies in rivalry between members of Zimbabwes ruling elite over who will succeed him, rather than popular protests against his rule.

The army seized power after Mugabe sacked ZANU-PFs favourite to succeed him, Mnangagwa, to smooth a path to the presidency for his wife Grace, 52, known to her critics as Gucci Grace for her reputed fondness for luxury shopping.

Mnangagwa, a former security chief known as The Crocodile, is expected to take over as president.

Zimbabwes military chief Constantino Chiwenga urged restraint across all political parties after the resignation.

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Paranormal buff records voices of the dead Signs of the Times

You can keep your video games, your knitting, your gardening. Eric Vogel has a hobby that's not your everyday pastime. He records the voices of the dead. Within the realm of ghost hunting or parapsychology, Electronic Voice Phenomena, or EVP, are the sounds or voices potentially caused by voices from beyond the grave. These sounds are not caught by the ear, appearing only on the digital recordings made by those trying to contact ghosts. Long fascinated with the paranormal, Vogel is also a history buff, and he combines the two interests in his pursuit of ghostly voices. "I lucked upon a tour group in town that used to do spirit investigations of the Mid City Hotel, which is right next to the Bistro," said Vogel. "I used to do some investigations with them using a digital recorder and was able to capture some EVPs."


Senior Catholic Priest Calls For Complete Ban Of Christmas Your News Wire

A senior Catholic Priest has called for a complete and total ban on Christmas, claiming that the Holiday has become too commercialised.  Fr. Desmond Desmond ODonnell, a parish priest in Cleenish in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, [...]


The New Normal: California-Quebec Auction Clears Above the Floor Price RSS feed from

California and Quebec released results today for the November 2017 auction which showed steady prices well above the floor for the second auction in a row. The November auction was also the second in a row to sell out of allowances.


Top Democrat Paid Off Sexual Assault Victim $27K In Taxpayer Money Your News Wire

A senior Democratic congressman silenced one of his sexual assault victims by paying her $27,000 in taxpayer money, according to a new report.  Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complaint by bribing a [...]


Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to my sixteen nominees! Dear Kitty. Some blog

Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty

The rules of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you dont have time; or dont accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated...


English government scraps EU legislation that sees animals as sentient beings, says they can't feel pain Signs of the Times

Proving the rule that you should never trust an English politician, a majority of members of Theresa May's Tory Government have voted that all animals have no emotions or feelings, including the ability to feel pain. As part of the process of shaping the EU Withdrawal Bill, the English government has decided to scrap EU legislation that sees animals as sentient beings, opening the way for a return to the favorite sport of the quintessential Englishman and woman: torturing and killing innocent creatures. Once the English leave the EU in 2019 (and the rest of Europe heaves a collective sigh of relief), it will not only be badgers and foxes - the traditional quarry of brain-damaged English toffs - that will be threatened by this change in law, but all animals that aren't pets (although pets across England should be very worried). The vote comes in contrast to extensive scientific evidence that shows that animals do have feelings and emotions, some even stronger than ours. Then again, the English elite never did let facts get in the way of a nice bit of brutalization of the defenseless. The staggering arrogance and cruelty that informs this decision exposes the fact that most English MPs have significantly less conscience and compassion than the average alligator.


Americans quiet over their government's support of the Saudi-led slaughter in Yemen Signs of the Times

As the world focuses on isolated incidents of terrorism taking place in Western countries, the wholesale slaughter being committed by Western countries against others generally goes unnoticed unless being pinned on the victim nation. However, even with Americans and other Westerners paying scant attention to Iraq and Syria, the conflict in Yemen scarcely gets a mention except in communities of human rights activists and geopolitical commentators. Even after Yemen has overtaken Syria as the world's greatest humanitarian crisis, most of the world has remained deathly silent about the situation unfolding there. While not overwhelmingly involved with troops, bombing campaigns, and the like in the way that it is in Syria or Iraq, the United States is nonetheless complicit in the destruction of an entire country by providing intelligence, weapons, and political support to Saudi Arabia and the GCC in their war against the Yemeni people. In addition to that support, however, the United States has, at times, also contributed limited direct military support to the Saudi effort. Comment: The US and UK governments are unabashedly supporting this war on Yemen: U.S., British and Saudis thwart Freedom and Democracy in Yemen - again Shameless: UK sells 457% more arms to Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen Endless war: US to vote on whether to continue supporting Saudi led war on Yemen


Madagascar Outbreak: It Is Inevitable The Plague Becomes Resistant To Drugs The Sleuth Journal

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By Mac Slavo,

The newest warning about the outbreak of the airborne pneumonic plague, or black death, in Madagascar has been released. Officials warn that its inevitable that this bacterial infection thats infected over 2000 people will become resistant to antibiotics.

The only way to treat a person who has contracted the plague is with antibiotics. But experts now warn that because they are being used so much to treat the infection, antibiotics resistance is inevitable and making this disease much more terrifying. Once the bacteria is resistant, the Madagascar healthcare system will be overwhelmed, and the disease will have control of the nation.

According to the Daily Mail, Madagascars healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to escalate, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors and nurses have been struck down with the disease, which is predicted to gather momentum in the coming weeks and there are growing fears hospitals will be unable to meet the illness burden. Official figures reveal at least 2,034 people have been infected with the medieval disease so far in what has been described as the worst outbreak in 50 years. The black death outbreak has so far claimed at least 165 lives.



Ron Paul: Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen? The Daily Sheeple


Its remarkable that whenever you read an article about Yemen in the mainstream media, the central role of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the tragedy is glossed over or completely ignored.

A recent Washington Post article purporting to tell us how things got so bad explains to us that, its a complicated story involving warring regional superpowers, terrorism, oil, and an impending climate catastrophe.

No, Washington Post, its simpler than that.

The tragedy in Yemen is the result of foreign military intervention in the internal affairs of that country.

It started with the Arab Spring which had all the fingerprints of State Department meddling, and it escalated with 2015s unprovoked Saudi attack on the country to re-install Riyadhs preferred leader.

Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed and millions more are at risk of starvation and cholera rage.

We are told that US foreign policy should reflect American values.

So how can Washington support Saudi Arabia a tyrannical state with one of the worst human rights record on earth as it commits by what any measure is a genocide against the Yemeni people?

The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs warned just last week that Yemen faces the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.

The Red Cross has just estimated that a million people are vulnerable in the cholera epidemic that rages through Yemen.

And why is there a cholera epidemic? Because the Saudi government with US support has blocked every port of entry to prevent critical medicine from reaching suffering Yemenis. This is not a war. It is cruel murder.

The United States is backing Saudi aggression against Yemen by cooperating in every way with the Saudi military.

Targeting, intelligence, weapons sales, and more.

The US is a partner in Saudi Arabias Yemen crimes.

Does holding hands with Saudi Arabia as it slaughters Yemeni children really reflect American values? Is anyone even paying attention?

The claim that we are fighting al-Qaeda in Yemen and thus our involvement is covered under the post-9/11 authorization for the use of force is without merit.

In fact, it has been reported numerous times in the mainstream media that US intervention on behalf of the Saudis in Yemen is actually a boost to al-Qaeda in the country.

Al-Qaeda is at war with the Houthis who had taken control of much of the country because the Houthis pra...


Few Options Remain To Stop Trumps FCC From Scrapping Net Neutrality Fast Company

States and cities may not be able to do much to override the federal-level move to undo Obama-era communications policy.

With FCC chairman Ajit Pais plan to dismantle net neutrality protections now official, internet regulation has joined healthcare and climate change among the big areas where the Trump Administration is aggressively dismantling Obama-era policies. In the latter two cases, cities and states have some leeway to go against Washington. States administer their own health programs for low-income residents, for instance; and some, like California, are talking about radically extending them. Meanwhile states and cities are uniting to make their own climate change policy pledges.

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UK cigarette prices could jump for the second time in a year Signs of the Times

Speculation has mounted about whether the cost of cigarettes is set to increase for a second time in a year in Wednesday's Budget. Since the Chancellor already announced an increase in the price of cigarettes in March, the UK's 10 million smokers are hoping to be spared another hike, which could push the cost of the average pack to over 10. This week's Budget is unusual in that it will be the second one this year - which normally only happens when there is a change of government. Philip Hammond effectively gets a second bite of the cherry with the nation's finances, because last year he announced the 2017 Autumn Statement would become an Autumn Budget, with a much smaller "Spring Statement" next year. Tobacco is subject to an automatic, annual increase in duty of two per cent above the rate of inflation, with the average cost of 20 cigarettes standing at 9.91 in March after the spring budget slapped an extra 35p on a pack.


Faces Of Evil: Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Charlie Rose And Glenn Thrush All Face New Sexual Misconduct Allegations The Daily Sheeple


Have we entered a time when justice will begin to prevail in America?  For decades, celebrities, politicians and those in other positions of power have been engaging in very serious sexual misconduct, and victims have felt powerless to do anything about it.

But now thanks to Harvey Weinstein, the dam appears to be breaking and all of a sudden a flood of allegations is coming out.  On Monday, we learned of brand new accusations against Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Charlie Rose and New York Times journalist Glenn Thrush.

Lets start with Thrush, because many find his case to be the most ironic.  The New York Times is supposed to be a paragon of political correctness, and yet it is being alleged that one of their most highly decorated reporters has been sexually harassing women for a very long time

Vox interviewed multiple women who alleged sexual misconduct against Thrush, including unwanted groping and kissing.

Laura McGann, the editorial director at Vox and the author of the story, described an incident at a bar five years ago, when she and Thrush were colleagues at Politico.

He slid into my side of the booth, blocking me in, she wrote. I was wearing a skirt, and he put his hand on my thigh. He started kissing me. I pulled myself together and got out of there, shoving him on my way out.

She wrote that she found a pattern in Thrushs behavior through interviews with other women.

Thrush has already been suspended by the New York Times, and this is likely the end of his journalistic career.

Meanwhile, eight different women have come forward to accuse Charlie Rose of making unwanted sexual advances

And just minutes ago, the Washington Post reported that eight women have come forward to accuse legendary Emmy-winning broadcast journalist Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, and groping their...


ECB deposit protection scheme in jeopardy, protect savings with gold Signs of the Times

- Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection New ECB paper proposes 'covered deposits' should be replaced to allow for more flexibility Fear covered deposits may lead to a run on the banks Savers should be reminded that a bank's word is never its bond and to reduce counterparty exposure Physical gold enable savers to stay out of banking system and reduce exposure to bail-ins It is the 'opinion of the European Central Bank' that the deposit protection scheme is no longer necessary: 'covered deposits and claims under investor compensation schemes should be replaced by limited discretionary exemptions to be granted by the competent authority in order to retain a degree of flexibility.' To translate the legalese jargon of the ECB bureaucrats this could mean that the current 100,000 (85,000) deposit level currently protected in the event of a bail-in may soon be no more. But worry not fellow savers as the ECB is fully aware of the uproar this may cause so they have been kind enough to propose that: "...during a transitional period, depositors should have access to an appropriate amount of their covered deposits to cover the cost of living within five working days of a request." So that's a relief, you'll only need to wait five days for some 'competent authority' to deem what is an 'appropriate amount' of your own money for you to have access to in order eat, pay bills and get to work.


Why the DOJ is downplaying proof linking Obama and Clinton to Russian corruption Signs of the Times

Following the release of the identity of the FBI informant, Justice Department officials in recent days said that informant William Campbell's prior work won't shed much light on the U.S. government's controversial decision in 2010 to approve Russia's purchase of the Uranium One mining company and its substantial U.S. assets. However, The Hill's John Solomon has reviewed 1000s of new memos from an FBI informant that clearly show illegal activity surrounding a Russian plot to corner the American uranium market, ranging from corruption inside a U.S. nuclear transport company to Obama administration approvals that let Moscow buy and sell more atomic fuels. FBI informant Campbell, acting as a consultant trying to help Rosatom overcome political opposition to the Uranium One deal, gathered evidence for six years, and, according to the more than 5,000 pages of documents from the counterintelligence investigation, there are a number of evidentiary links between corrupt Russians, President Obama, and Hillary Clinton...


The end of Merkel-ism in Europe Signs of the Times

This is a headline I've been waiting to write for six years. German Chancellor Emeritus Angela Merkel can't put a bad coalition together. This is the result of an election that saw populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) rise and the Social Democrats, led by Soros-stooge Martin Schultz, fall. Now the Free Democrats (FDP), led by Christian Lidner, understand just how strong their position is. They don't have to make a bad deal with Merkel to get a seat at the table only to have to share it with the ideologically-opposite Greens. They can force a re-vote, see their standing rise, along with AfD and go for a far bigger piece of the pie. But, ultimately, if Merkel's CDU/CSU coalition party is to stay together, and there's no guarantee of that anymore, it will have to dump Merkel herself if it wants to survive as a voting bloc.


US labels Venezuela a global threat at UN, EU approves arms embargo Signs of the Times

The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members such as China and Russia. "The crisis in Venezuela today poses a direct threat to international peace and security. Venezuela is an increasingly violent narco-state that threatens the region, the hemisphere, and the world, "Washington's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, declared during the session. Also present at the meeting were Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro and UN High Commissioner Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad, both vocal critics of the government in Caracas. The meeting was also boycotted by Bolivia and Egypt, who objected to Washington's interference in Venezuelan internal affairs. "The situation in Venezuela is an issue that is entirely the responsibility of Venezuelans and of course does not constitute a threat to international peace and security," said Bolivian UN Ambassador Sacha Llorenty at a press conference alongside his Russian, Chinese, and Venezuelan counterparts Monday.


Rare oarfish discovered on beach in Kingston, South Australia Signs of the Times

A rare discovery washed up on Kingston's shore last week. The remains of an Oarfish was discovered on the Kingston beach by Sharryn Tiller and her dog Hugo on November 11. Living in the deep sea, the fish is rarely seen and its behaviour not widely studied, and it is believed to have inspired tales of sea serpents. "I was taking Hugo for a walk along the beach and we came across this great big dead fish," said Sharryn. "I thought what on earth is it? I stood there thinking maybe it was an eel. "But eels don't have whiskers, this fish had great long hard whiskers. "I came home and my husband was chatting to our neighbour, Dan Watson and I mentioned what I had seen on the beach.


Trump's 'sanctuary cities' EO deemed unconstitutional, blocked in US court Signs of the Times

A US judge berated and ruled President Donald Trump's "sanctuary cities" executive order unconstitutional. Cities that do not fully comply with federal immigration enforcement are still entitled to billions of dollars in federal money, the judge found. On Monday evening, US District Court Judge William Orrick, of California's Northern District, slammed one of President Donald Trump's first executive orders. Executive Order 13768, titled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," was determined to be "unconstitutional on its face," the judge wrote, according to documents obtained by USA Today. Trump's order denied not only federal grants, but also federal funding for local jurisdictions with policies against cooperating or assisting federal immigration officers in identifying or detaining illegal immigrants. These so-called "sanctuary cities" or "sanctuary jurisdictions" have risen in number for several years, but they fall under a broad category. San Francisco County and Santa Clara County claimed they were at risk of losing $2 billion in federal funds under the January 25 executive order. They argued that the executive order was unconstitutional, because it violated the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government.

Trump's 'sanctuary cities' executive order deemed unconstitutional, blocked in US court Signs of the Times

A US judge berated and ruled President Donald Trump's "sanctuary cities" executive order unconstitutional. Cities that do not fully comply with federal immigration enforcement are still entitled to billions of dollars in federal money, the judge found. On Monday evening, US District Court Judge William Orrick, of California's Northern District, slammed one of President Donald Trump's first executive orders. Executive Order 13768, titled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," was determined to be "unconstitutional on its face," the judge wrote, according to documents obtained by USA Today. Trump's order denied not only federal grants, but also federal funding for local jurisdictions with policies against cooperating or assisting federal immigration officers in identifying or detaining illegal immigrants. These so-called "sanctuary cities" or "sanctuary jurisdictions" have risen in number for several years, but they fall under a broad category. San Francisco County and Santa Clara County claimed they were at risk of losing $2 billion in federal funds under the January 25 executive order. They argued that the executive order was unconstitutional, because it violated the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government.


Ankara threatens to disable US radar over F-35 deal ban, blind Israeli defense Signs of the Times

An editorial in a Turkish conservative pro-government newspaper said Ankara could leave Israel exposed to an Iranian missile attack by disabling a US radar station, in retaliation for a possible Washington ban on the purchase of F-35 fighter jets. The editorial was published on Sunday by the Yeni Safak newspaper in apparent response to concerns voiced by a US Air Force official. Heidi Grant, the deputy undersecretary of the USAF for international affairs, had earlier said that Turkey's deployment of the Russian-made S-400 long-range anti-aircraft missile system may expose vulnerabilities of the US-made F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. Turkey plans to purchase over 100 of the advanced warplanes from Lockheed Martin. The newspaper called the implication that the planned deal may be frozen "blackmail" by Washington, and suggested that in retaliation Ankara could dismantle the Kurecik radar station. The powerful AN/TPY-2 X-band early-warning radar, which was set up by the US in the eastern province of Malatya in 2012, is part of NATO's system of airspace surveillance in the region. The newspaper says that unlike similar surveillance sites in Israel, Jordan, Qatar and the UAE, the Kurecik radar station can detect missile launches from the entire western part of Iran. With the site disabled, that airspace would no longer be properly monitored by NATO, the editorial said.


Six years post NATO 'intervention': Libya is home to slave trade Signs of the Times

NATO's military intervention in Libya in 2011 has justifiably earned its place in history as an indictment of Western foreign policy and a military alliance that, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, has been deployed as its sword. The destruction of Libya will forever be an indelible stain on the reputations of those countries involved. But now, with the revelation that people are being sold as slaves in Libya (yes, you read that right - in 2017 the slave trade is alive and kicking Libya), the cataclysmic disaster to befall the country has been compounded to the point where it is hard to conceive of it ever being able to recover - and certainly not anywhere near its former status as a high development country, as the UN labeled Libya in 2010, a year prior to the "revolution." Back in 2011, it was simply inconceivable that the UK, the US and France would ignore the lessons of Iraq in 2003, just nine years previously. Yet ignore them they did, highlighting their rapacious obsession with maintaining hegemony over a region that sits atop an ocean of oil; this regardless of the human cost and legacy of disaster and chaos this particular obsession has wrought. When former UK Prime Minister David Cameron descended on Benghazi in eastern Libya in the summer of 2011, basking in the glory of the country's victorious "revolution" in the company of his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy, he did so imbued with the belief he had succeeded in establishing his legacy as a leader on the global stage. Like Blair before him, he'd won his war and now was intent on partaking of its political and geopolitical spoils. Cameron told the crowd, "Your city was an inspiration to the world, as you threw off a dictator and chose freedom."


FLASHBACK: Japan Said It Would Take One Million Men 100 Years To Take This Fortified Atoll, A Few Thousand US Marines Did It In Three Days The Daily Sheeple


Seventy-four years ago, the U.S. Marines waged war against Japanese forces across the Tarawa atoll in the Gilbert Islands.

Japanese Admiral Keiji Shibasaki, commander of the highly-fortified garrison on Betio Island, was reportedly so confident in his position that he claimed it would take one million men 100 years to take control of the atoll.

The U.S. Marines took it in three days, but it was, according to one historian, the toughest battle in Marine Corps history, Business Insider introduced.

The Battle of Tarawa, the first target of the broader Central Pacific campaign in World War II and part of Operation Galvanic, began on November 20, 1943 as 18,000 U.S. Marines stormed the beaches at Betio, Tarawas largest island defended by around 4,500 Japanese troops, many of which were first-rate troops, as well as mines, barbed wire, machine gun nests and pillboxes, and various heavy artillery.

As Tarawa was the most fortified atoll the U.S. would invade during the Pacific campaign, the brutal battle proved to be much more difficult than U.S. troops initially expected.

Before the Marines made their assault, the Navy opened fire on the beach defenses with repeated bombardments, but the Navy warships failed to eliminate the vast majority of the Japanese defenses.

The Marines...


Gov. Cuomo turned blind eye to pervert under his nose according to sex-harass accuser Signs of the Times

An upstate woman has stepped forward to reveal she is the sex-harass accuser who prompted the resignation last month of a high-ranking Gov. Cuomo appointee - and to accuse the governor of repeatedly ignoring his pal's "horrific acts." In a shocking Manhattan federal court lawsuit filed Saturday, Lisa Marie Cater alleges former Empire State Development Corp. regional president William "Sam" Hoyt got her a job at the DMV and then leveraged it to "manipulate, sexually harass and sexually assault" her. The bombshell complaint - which names Cuomo and Hoyt as defendants - says Cater contacted Cuomo's office no less than six times but met "deliberate indifference."


President Trump at risk of a creeping coup Signs of the Times

President Trump is being attacked from all sides. On Nov.18, Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada, that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. It's up to the general to decide if the order is legal or illegal! This is an extraordinary statement coming from a top official on active service! And it does not look like the general is going to resign or retire. It means he can afford it with no consequences to face. The statement came after Senate held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president's authority to launch a nuclear strike. Some senators want legislation to alter the nuclear authority of the US president. Questions were raised about Trump's authority to wage war, use nuclear weapons and enter into or end international agreements after he made threats to strike North Korea. The president's taunting tweets aimed at Pyongyang have sparked concerns primarily among congressional Democrats that he may be inciting a war. "We are concerned that the President of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic that he might order a nuclear weapons strike that is wildly out of step with US national security interests," said US Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut.


More layoffs planned for ESPN as they slash $80 million in salaries Signs of the Times

ESPN is expected to cut millions of dollars in salaries when layoffs happen in the near future. Sporting News is reporting ESPN will slash about $80 million in salaries and other costs when the third round of layoffs in two years come down after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. The network reportedly plans to part ways with over 100 staffers. The latest round of layoffs is expected to impact positions on the television side, producers, executives and those in digital and technology, according to Sports Illustrated. SportsCenter is expected to be "hit hard" by the cuts and current on-air talent could soon be unemployed. This past April, ESPN laid off over 100 reporters and personalities, including big-name talents such as Trent Dilfer, Ed Werder and Danny Kanell.


Israel to cut off Palestinian access to spring, steal more land, by moving checkpoint deeper into West Bank Signs of the Times

Residents in al-Walaja are well versed in Israeli planning law. The small village has been in legal battles against Israel's separation wall, land confiscation and home demolitions for decades. This week Israeli authorities added another battle to the ongoing lists of obstacles faced by the rural village. On Nov. 12, Israeli forces issued notices to Palestinians living in the area that the closest Israeli military checkpoint to the village, one of the two checkpoints between the Bethlehem district and Jerusalem, will be moved further into the West Bank, annexing more of al-Walaja land. According to the notices, residents have 15 days to challenge the order. Firas al-Atrash, a member of the Local Council of al-Walaja, told Mondoweiss that moving the checkpoint according to Israel's plans would have devastating effects on the farming village. "Moving the checkpoint means that the Israel will take over around 1200 dunams (296 acres) of the land village, and prevent landowners to from accessing their land located behind the wall, including the Ein Al-Haniya spring and archaeological site," al-Atrash said.


Small news outlets can have large effects - Harvard study finds Signs of the Times

Even small publishers have a large effect on the national discourse, according to a new paper published in Science on the effects of news. "Exposure to the news media," the study states, "causes Americans to take public stands on specific issues, join national policy conversations, and express themselves publicly." Comment: With this in mind, this must be why the bigger outlets publish nonsense like: Propaganda: Newsweek smears Donald Trump with Charles Manson comparison The research aims to quantify the effect of news media. Put in terms that are increasingly common when talking about journalism: What is the impact of news organizations? The act of publishing news is influential in still-surprising and robust ways. The study by Harvard professor Gary King and collaborators found that a few, mostly small news outlets publishing simultaneously in a broad area of public policy concern increased the volume of conversation on social media by 19 percent the day after publication. Over a full week, the volume was increased 63 percent relative to the average day's volume. The number of unique authors increased as well, and the composition of opinion changed in the direction of the published articles.


FCC Unveils Plan To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules The Daily Sheeple

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The Trump administration has just set in motion a plan to repeal virtually all of the U.S. governments existing net neutrality rules a move that could soon deliver a major deregulatory win to telecom/cable giants like AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon. Ironically, the move comes just as another Trump administration department, the DOJ, seems intent upon delivering a massive blow to AT&Ts efforts to acquire Time Warner.

According to a statement from FCC Chair Ajit Pai, the move is intended to return the internet to the light-touch regulatory approach established by President Clinton and a Republican Congress.

For almost twenty years, the Internet thrived under the light-touch regulatory approach established by President Clinton and a Republican Congress. This bipartisan framework led the private sector to invest $1.5 trillion building communications networks throughout the United States. And it gave us an Internet economy that became the envy of the world.

But in 2015, the prior FCC bowed to pressure from President Obama. On a party-line vote, it imposed heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the Internet. That decision was a mistake. Its depressed investment in building and expanding broadband networks and deterred innovation.

Today, I have shared with my colleagues a draft order that would abandon this failed approach and return to the longstanding consensus that served consumers well for decades. Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet. Instead, the FCC would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan thats best for them and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate.

Additionally, as a result of my proposal, the Federal Trade Commission will once again be able to police ISPs, protect consumers, and promote competition, just as it did before 2015. Notably, my proposal will put the federal governments most experienced privacy cop, the FTC, back on the beat to protect consumers online privacy.


Of course, as Recode points out, Obamas...


The CIA Documented Long-Range Planning For A Drugged And Debilitated Society: Opioids Are Perfect Fit The Daily Sheeple


Note: Im reprinting a piece I wrote about a year ago. In it, youll see a CIA mind-control document that calls for drugs fulfilling certain specific requirements.


Long ago, I interviewed John Marks, author of Search for the Manchurian Candidate, the book that exposed the CIAs MKULTRA mind-control program. He told me that in 1962, when MKULTRA supposedly ended, the CIA actually transferred the program to its Office of Research and Development, where it went completely dark.

A CIA representative told Marks there were a hundred boxes of material on the new MKULTRA, and he, Marks, would never see any of it, no matter how many FOIA requests he made. (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Plans for guiding the world can be formed and launched a long, long time before we see the results. Dont assume cause and effect are merely and only short-term. Thats an unwarranted idea. (The Underground)

Drugs to transform individualsand even, by implication, society.

Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA.

The intention is there, in the record.

A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIAs mind-control program.

The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. Its simply labeled Draft, dated 5 May 1955.

It begins: A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIAs] TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:

What followed was a list of hoped-for drugs and their uses.

Im printing, below, the list of the 1955 intentions of the CIA regarding their own drug research. The range of those intentions is stunning. All statements are direct quotes from the Draft document.

Some of my comments gleaned from studying the list:

The CIA wanted to find substances which would promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness. Serious consideration should be given to the idea that psychiatric medications, food additives, pesticides, and industrial chemicals (like fluorides) would eventually satisfy that requirement. [OPIOIDS WORK FOR PART OF THIS AGENDA]

The CIA wanted to find chemicals that would produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way. This suggests many possibilitiesamong them the use of drugs to fabricate diseases and thereby give the false impression of germ-caused epidemics.

The CIA wanted to find drugs that would produce am...


Russia Confirms Toxic Cloud Of "Extremely High" Radiation; Source Remains A Mystery After the Shift

One month after a mysterious radiation cloud was observed over Europe, whose source remained unknown last week speculation emerged that it may have been the result of a "nuclear accident" in Russia or Kazakhstan, on Tuesday Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed the previous reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains. In a statement, the Russian Meteorological Service said that it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September and classified it as "extremely high contamination."
Earlier this month, France's nuclear safety agency earlier this month said that it recorded a spike in radioactivity, and said that "the most plausible zone of release" of this radioactive material "lies between the Volga and the Urals" from a suspected accident involving nuclear fuel or the production of radioactive material. The agency noted, however, that it is impossible to determine the exact point of release given the available data. Luckily, it said the release of the isotope Ruthenium-106 posed no health or environmental risks to European countries.


Air China ends flights to North Korea, nobody wants to go Signs of the Times

Beijing-owned Air China airline has ended flights to the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang, due to a lack of passenger demand. Flights were "temporarily suspended due to unsatisfactory business operations," said an Air China employee, as quoted by AP. The suspension means North Korea's Air Koryo is the only airline, which connects the country to China. Its website lists flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Dandong in China and Vladivostok in Russia. In April, Air China said it was cutting the frequency of flights to its isolated neighbor. Some other Chinese airlines offered charter services to the country, but those have been scrapped as well. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said he had no information about the news, but any such decisions would be made based on the "state of operation and the market," he said. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea. China said it would enforce them. According to a Reuters report, as of the end of October, China has significantly cut coal, lead, and iron ore imports from the North, which are crucial for Pyongyang's economy. Lead ore imports dropped 84 percent, iron ore shipments plunged 98 percent, and coal imports were down 71.6 percent from a year earlier. China also stopped selling gasoline and diesel to North Korea at the end of June over concerns the country would fail to pay for the goods. The restrictions are still in force, Reuters reports. The October data showed trade between the world's second-largest economy and its northern neighbor was $412 million, the lowest since April.


Cop arrested for tampering with breathalyzers, 20,000 DWI cases affected Signs of the Times

More than 20,000 drivers in the state of New Jersey could have DWI charges wiped from their record because a police officer was caught tampering with multiple breathalyzer machines. Last year, Sgt. Marc Dennis, a coordinator in the New Jersey State Police Alcohol Drug Testing Unit, was accused of skipping a vital step in the calibration of breathalyzers on multiple occasions. It has not been specified in police reports whether or not Dennis had malicious intent. However, given how quickly criminal charges were brought against him, it seems that this is far more than a simple oversight. While Dennis denies the accusations, he was allegedly identified tampering with these machines on three separate occasions. Lt. Brian Polite, a spokesman for the State Police, said in a statement after the arrest that a supervisor at the police department witnessed Dennis committing these crimes and reported him immediately. "Once it was determined that there was a possibility of criminal charges being filed, it was then referred to Division of Criminal Justice," Polite said.


Discovery: 260 million-year-old Antarctica forest that thrived long before dinosaurs Signs of the Times

Antarctica once had a forest and researchers are trying to figure out why it disappeared. During Antarctica's summer, from late November through January, UW-Milwaukee geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains. High above the ice fields, they combed the mountain's gray rocks for fossils from the continent's green, forested past. By the trip's end, the geologists had found fossil fragments of 13 trees. The discovered fossils reveal that the trees are over 260 million years old, meaning that this forest grew at the end of the Permian Period, before the first dinosaurs.


Scientists discover gold literally grows on trees Signs of the Times

Money might not grow on trees, but scientists have confirmed that gold is found in the leaves of some plants. Scientists from Australia's national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), have proved that the leaves of certain eucalyptus trees contain minute amounts of the precious metal that have been naturally absorbed. Eucalypts in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia and the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia are drawing up water containing gold particles from the earth via their roots and depositing it in their leaves and branches. One of the authors of the paper, the CSIRO geochemist Dr Mel Lintern, said some eucalyptus root systems dived down deeper than 30m, through much of the sediment that sits on top of solid ore-bearing rock. The tree acts "as a hydraulic pump ... drawing up water containing the gold", he said. "As the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, it is moved to the leaves and branches where it can be released or shed to the ground."


Moscow slams Kiev's permissive attitude toward repeated vandalism of WWII memorial Signs of the Times

The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed indignation over an act of vandalism committed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev. Moscow says this shows that the Ukrainian government is not able to counter extremism. "To our indignation we have learned about another act of vandalism - on November 20, the Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in central Kiev was put out with cement. The fact that this act of desecration took place for the second time in just one month and the culprits have not been found and punished speaks either about the criminal permissiveness of the Kiev authorities or about their lack of will and inability to counter unrestrained radicals," reads the statement released by the foreign ministry on Tuesday.


Star Smacked: America has become a nation of groupies, taking bullets for our idols Signs of the Times

Politics is the root of most of this world's problems. It's sad when you think about it; some families are broken, friendships lost and marriages are set asunder for something as petty as political differences and ideological divergences. At the core of this issue is the need too many of us have to deify political idols and elevate people we don't know or never met as gods to worship. I don't know what it is about humanity; the very same people who are neglected, and even exploited, by the rich and famous feel the need to offer more of our backs to the gentry and beg to be stepped on. Actually, I kind have an inkling of an idea why we seemingly become a collective of masochists when it comes to groveling before the gentry. We put the rich and famous on pedestals because we too want to be rich and famous by derivative. This same theme was touched upon by a rabbi at 6th and I synagogue in DC I visited a couple of years ago-I'm a bit of a free spirit when it comes to exploring people's faiths. The rabbi noted that our egos and our desire to be acknowledged makes us glom on to those who are famous because it makes us feel that we too are important by extension. When we take pictures with a famous personality or a movie star, we do so mostly to show off our exploits to others. Our need to be noticed makes us latch on to those who are noted. By the way, there is a reason the title of this article has we instead of they in it. I'm not separating myself from the rest; I too fall victim to idolizing those who are elevated as stars. If someone renowned walked into this coffee shop right now while I'm writing this article, I would reflexively take a picture or at the very least gaze in astonishment. After all, it was not too long ago that I was a political parrot and a toady of Democrats [read My Political Awakening]. True enough, two years of wandering the wilderness has made me a lot less reverential of the rich and famous and a lot more admiring of broken strangers, but I would be a liar if I tried to pretend that I'm not occasionally in awe of people solely because of their notoriety.


Online abuse of women laid bare in new report: 'I'd receive 200 messages threatening rape every day' Signs of the Times

From tweets threatening violence to emails detailing graphic descriptions of rape, a new survey has revealed that one in five women has experienced online harassment. Amnesty International UK says it is causing psychological distress for thousands of women. An Amnesty poll asked 504 women aged 18 to 55 in the UK about their experiences of online abuse to"investigate this emerging violation of ... human rights." It found that one in five women said they had experienced abuse or harassment through social media. Young women aged between 18 and 24 are particularly affected, Amnesty says, with more than one in three (37 percent) saying that they had experienced online abuse. One-third (36 percent) felt their physical safety had been threatened, while more than half (55 percent) suffered stress, anxiety or panic attacks as a result of the abuse.


Propaganda: Newsweek smears Donald Trump with Charles Manson comparison Signs of the Times

"Manson was able to speak in a way that engaged those who felt marginalized or alienated," Newsweek's Melissa Matthews contends in an article titled "How Murderer Charles Manson and Donald Trump Used Language to Gain Followers." She then quotes a former president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Mark Smaller, who tells her: "Our current president speaks in an emotional or affective way to large numbers of people in our country who feel a kind of alienation or disconnection from the government." Comment: Barrack Obama did exactly the same. In fact, nearly every US politician does. Yes, leaders persuade and water is wet. But Donald Trump is not Charles Manson is not Donald Trump. The people playing cheerleader to Charles Manson in 1969 appeared very different from the people wearing Make America Great Again hats in 2016. One gleans the opposite impression from Newsweek. "I fell in love with Charlie Manson the first time I saw his cherub face and sparkling eyes on TV," Jerry Rubin of Chicago Seven fame proclaimed. He made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles County Jail to rap with Manson for three hours. The disruptive tactics Rubin and his six co-defendants used in their trial in the Windy City Manson and his three co-defendants plagiarized in their trial in the City of Angels. "His words and courage inspired us," Rubin reflected of the serial killer. "Manson's soul is easy to touch because it lays quite bare on the surface."


Police violence continues, though most media have stopped paying attention Signs of the Times

October was an especially brutal month when it comes to the tally of people killed by police in this country, particularly for people of color. I emphasize people of color because my lifelong research on this topic tells me that their killings are not random, but rather are a result of dehumanization and the constant patrolling of bodies and communities of color, especially those of Native, Black and Brown peoples. Unfortunately, this is not a new phenomenon. This pattern of killings with impunity has been ongoing since 1492. Regardless of whether the killings are random or targeted, the number of law enforcement killings in this country is unparalleled anywhere else in the "developed" world. (KBP) lists 93 people killed in the month of October. For September, the number was "only" 84. Let that sink in; that is more than three per day, and November is on the same pace.


"Bank Of America Analyst: A Flash Crash In Early 2018 Seems Quite Likely" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Bank Of America Analyst: 
A Flash Crash In Early 2018 Seems Quite Likely"
by Michael Snyder

Is the stock market bubble about to burst? I know that I have been touching on this theme over and over and over again in recent weeks, but I cant help it. Red flags are popping up all over the place, and the last time so many respected experts were warning about an imminent stock market crash was just before the last major financial crisis. Of course nobody can guarantee that global central banks wont find a way to prolong this bubble just a little bit longer, but at this point they are all removing the artificial support from the markets in coordinated fashion. Without that artificial support, it is inevitable that financial markets will experience a correction, and the only real question is what the exact timing will be.


Chicago cop sentenced to 5 years for firing 16 rounds into a car full of unarmed teens Signs of the Times

In August, Chicago police officer Marco Proano told a jury that when he fired 16 shots into a car full of unarmed teenagers, that was not threatening him, he was just doing his job. However, the dashcam video was so 'gruesome' that a jury did not agree. After only a 4 hour deliberation, Proana became the exception to the rule by actually getting convicted for his crimes. Proano was found guilty on two felony counts of using excessive force in violating the victims' civil rights. He was facing a maximum of 10 years in prison on each count but moments ago, he was sentenced to just 5 years. Given Chicago's irresponsible and incredible ability to utterly fail at holding violent cops accountable, the sentence is surprisingly lengthy and precedent-setting. Comment: Cop convicted of two felonies after leaked video shows him firing 16 rounds into a car of unarmed teenagers During the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman rejected Proano's argument that he was forced to shoot at the car to save a teen's life. The judge said that at the time of the shooting, Proano "was not a police officer . . . He was the source of chaos and violence."


Jehovah's Witnesses are paying $4K a day to hide details of child sex abuse by leaders Signs of the Times

Victims who claim they were told not to speak out about the sexual abuse they endured as children are now sharing their stories, as the religious organization that abused them is paying over $2 million to protect its leaders. A court in San Diego ordered Jehovah's Witnesses to pay $4,000 each day for withholding documents that show their leaders were aware that a man with a history of child sex abuse was being promoted within their organization-despite continued allegations against him. The decision was upheld by an appellate court in California this month.


Could Your Doctor Be Lying To You? TruthTheory

By Avery T. Phillips, Truth Theory

No one likes being lied to. But we can all agree that some lies are bigger than others. With some only leaving a slight bruise to the ego, but the more extreme having worse consequences. We can say that everyone makes mistakes and that some mistakes are more costly than others. Spilling a cup of milk is less worrisome than, lets say, forgetting your child at the park.

However, when you make a mistake and lie or fail to inform the affected people about said mistake, things start turning from morally ambiguous to morally corrupt. When you are in a position where lives are at stake, it is imperative that you strive to minimize even eliminate mistakes and display complete honesty to anyone seeking your services. Sadly, this is not always the case with doctors and insurance companies. Medical malpractice suits in which a doctor, nurse, or pharmaceutical company make a mistake due to some form of negligence leading to the injury or even death of a patient are quite typical in the US.

In 1995, a man in Tampa Bay, FL, had the wrong leg amputated. Due to a series of errors from the surgeon and his team. Willie King went into surgery to have a diseased leg amputated only to wake up and find that they had amputated his healthy leg instead. As a result of the brazen ...


Philadelphia neurologist accused of sexually abusing patients and withholding medications for non-compliance Signs of the Times

Seventeen women from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are accusing a prominent neurologist of using his sought-after treatments as leverage to extract sexual favors. The women claim that Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 63, former chairman of the neurology department at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, has abused his patients going back more than a decade. He will appear in Philadelphia court Tuesday on charges he assaulted seven patients last year alone. The remaining women have filed separate police reports or hired lawyers for civil suits. The victims, ages 31 to 55, described a pervy bedside manner that includes unwanted touching and kissing, as well as being coerced into oral sex. Another said he masturbated in front of her - even as she declined his advances.


Can We Use Village Mentality To Shift The Collective Consciousness? TruthTheory

By Rob Howe, Truth Theory

Across the globe we are undergoing a period of great transition. We are moving from one reality into another. From an ecological perspective we can see that we are moving into a paradigm of sustainability. To be successful in our transition its important we relate and behave towards the world, ourselves and each other differently to what we are presently accustomed to.

Our sustainable future depends on a collective shift in consciousness that sees us switch from external to internal yardsticks in our decision making. We become less concerned by materialism and are guided by a sense of inner rightness: does this seem right? Am I being true to myself? Is this in line with who I sense Im called to become? Am I being of service to the world?

The ultimate goal in life is not to be successful or loved, but to become the truest expression of ourselves. Life is seen as a collective unfolding toward our true nature. Instead of setting goals in our life, dictating what direction it should take, we learn to let go and listen to the life that wants to be lived through us.

This way of being is radically different to what we have grown up with and been socialised by. Education of a sustainable future has to account for this evolution in consciousness and being aiding individuals and groups, not just to evolve, but to be supported in their process of living and unfolding as well. From this point of view we see that formal structures, which presently exist, are too limited in their scope of support. They operate from a lower form of consciousness, which weve begun to outgrow and transcend.

Our thriving is dependent on our reconnection with village, not of place, but a village of relationships, interests and roles. Vill...


The Power Of Saffron For Mental Health The Sleuth Journal

The Power Of Saffron For Mental Health | saffron | Natural Medicine Special Interests

Saffron is an extravagant, sweet-smelling spice commonly used in Indian, Turkish, and Persian cuisine and is closely related to turmeric. Its use in traditional health approaches has spanned thousands of years, and modern research seems to back up its commonly-reported benefits. Like any spice, saffron may be a formidable force against internal swelling and irritation in the body. For years, research has also linked this red grass-like spice with mood health, showing it could be a powerful tool against varying forms of depression.

Saffron for Mental Health: A Depression Fighter?

While it may not be a one-size-fits-all approach, saffron supplementation may be helpful for some people in regulating mood and mental health. A recent meta-analysis examining the years of saffron research has found many clinical trials suggest the spice could improve the symptoms of depression. [1] The exact mechanisms behind which saffron exhibits beneficial effects against mood-related disorders is largely unknown; however, its hypothesized that it may be due to its antioxidant content. [2]

Not only does saffron provide a lower risk-to-benefit ratio compared to...


Civilian deaths: US war records can't keep up Signs of the Times

Anyone willing to think carefully and critically about the use of armed force against a target such as Islamic State (ISIS) would do well to read the intensively researched piece in the New York Times by investigative journalist Azmat Khan and Arizona State professor Anand Gopal about civilian casualties from the air war waged by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. The key conclusion is that those casualties are far higher-probably many times higher-than what the U.S. military acknowledges. Such a discrepancy has been suspected for some time, based on earlier work by private organizations that comb press reports and other publicly available information from afar. Khan and Gopal went beyond that work by selecting three areas in Nineveh province as samples in which they performed an exhaustive on-the-ground investigation, interviewing hundreds of residents and sifting through the rubble of bombed structures. They compared such direct evidence, incident by incident, with what the responsible U.S. military command said it had in its records about airstrikes it had conducted in the area and the results of those airstrikes.


Israel Confiscates More Palestinian Land For Settlement Expansion Your News Wire

Israel is confiscating thousands of square meters of private Palestinian land in the northern West Bank in order to use it for settlement expansion. The decision is in blatant violation of international law and in [...]


8 Shifts We Need To Create An Empowering Education System TruthTheory

By Rob Howe, Truth Theory

Mainstream, formal education moulds every person within it to become a compliant, consuming worker. We are taught (passive reception of knowledge deposited into our empty minds) to think, see, imagine and relate to the world in a very particular way. Mainstream, formal education does not concern itself with aiding our personal and collective evolution. Instead it intends to preserve the status quo which we all feel the effects of.

It will take large scale catastrophe and shock to alter formal educations current trajectory and aims. But until then, the work of guiding meaningful education falls upon the shoulders of NGOs, grassroots community activists, as well as charitable organisations such as The Eden Project.

Its easy to criticise, but another matter entirely to construct a working solution to education. Ive expressed the belief in the first blog of this series, that disconnection is at the heart of our unsustainable culture. Therefore, the primary purpose of an education system in a sustainable world is to connect:

A person with themselves

A person to their community

A person and community to nature

My favourite definition of sustainability is John Ehrenfelds the possibility tha...


A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Was Discovered Underwater In A Turkish Lake The Daily Sheeple


A mysterious castle estimated to be about 3,000 years old was just discovered underwater in a lake in Turkey. After a decade of searching the Middle Easts second largest lake, the home of a lost kingdom has been found hundreds of meters beneath the surface.

Archaeologists from the Van Yznc Yl University announced the incredible discovery after working closely with an independent team of divers to find their prize. What they found was a vast 3,000-year-old castle preserved deep within Lake Van in amazing condition.

Lost underwater cities and castles are a popular motif in folklore and local legend around the world. Indeed, so are stories of ancient lost monsters hiding in deep lakes.

Tahsin Ceylan, head of the diving team on the project, first came in search of the Lake Van Monster, but uncovered a lost city instead.

There was a rumor that there might be something under the water but most archaeologists and museum officials told us that we wont find anything, he told Daily Sabah. Science Alert


The researchers believe that this wonderful discovery is that of an Iron Age relic of the lost Urartu civilization, also called the Kingdom of Van, which thrived in the region from the 9th to the 6th centuries BCE. The castle spans around a kilometer, with walls standing as high as 3 or 4 meters. It was kept in good condition by the alkaline waters of the lake.

Many civilizations and people had settled around Lake Van, Ceylan said. They named the lake the upper sea a...


Ethnic violence in Ethiopia amid shadowy politics RSS feed from

Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete.


Australia's weather bureau issues La Nina alert - Thomson Reuters Foundation RSS feed from

Australia's weather bureau issues La Nina alertThomson Reuters FoundationWELLINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued an alert on Tuesday for a La Nina weather event next month, saying the chance it would take place was triple the normal likelihood. The bureau pegged the chance of a La ...and more 


20-foot-long sinkhole opens up on busy Manhattan street Signs of the Times

New Yorkers had a scare early Monday morning after a water main failure caused a 20-foot-long sinkhole to open up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The sinkhole appeared around 8:30 a.m. on West 82nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Ave., after residents reported a water main break, according to a local CBS affiliate.


From Friends to Strangers: The Decline of the Irrawaddy Dolphin RSS feed from

By: Sabrina Gyorvary with Namthip KhudsavanhDate: Monday, November 20, 2017This article originally appeared in Mongabay. The Irrawaddy dolphin.Stefan Brending (2eight) via Wikimedia CommonsNow critically endangered, the last of the Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) are concentrated in nine deep-water pools over a 190-kilometer stretch of the Mekong between Cambodia's Sambor district and Khone Falls on the Lao border.Today the Mekong's dolphins face a new threat. The proposed [...]


Meanwhile .. things seem to have gone haywire blogfactory

All things seem to have gone haywire and may not be such a bad thing

I confess commentating over the past decade may have taken a toll on my sanity


The purge of the Satanic Khazarian cabal that turned the West evil is accelerating at an undeniable pace. Most importantly, Pentagon sources confirm multiple Internet reports that Marines stormed the CIA headquarters this past weekend. One of the aims was to shut down Operation Mockingbird, the CIA group that turned the mass media, as well as Google, Facebook, etc. into mass mind-control propaganda, say NSA sources.

These moves, combined with the purge of all the Saudi royals and military who were linked to 9/11, as well as the removal of Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe and the imminent removal of Israeli satanist Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, leave no doubt that the long-awaited arrests and roundups of cabalists worldwide has begun.

The Rothschild/Saxe Gotha family group is also losing control over Europe. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel (Hitlers daughter) failed to form a new government. In France, a hundred legislators from Rothschild-slave President Emmanuel Macrons party have defected, as mass protests against this election-stealers rule break out all across the country.

Benjamin Fulford



Jehovahs Witnesses Were Told Not To Report Child Sex Abuse Your News Wire

Jehovahs Witnesses have come forward claiming that they were told not to report allegations of child abuse. The organization has been accused of sheltering abusers. Several victims have accused the religious organization of a systemic [...]


Opioids Are Mind-Control Drugs MKULTRA is Alive and Well Waking Times

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

Wikipedia: [MKULTRA was] the code name given to a program of experiments on human subjects, at times illegal, designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind controlMKUltra used numerous methodologies to manipulate peoples mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals

A worldwide population enslaved to mind-control drugsthis is a dream that exceeds the fantasies of the old CIA MKULTRA warriors. And its here.

A few adverse effects of opioids: sedation, psychological dependence, physical addiction, hallucinations, delirium, brain fog, lowered level of consciousness, and thus, increased suggestibility.

Opioid effects may not be as overtly dramatic as those of MKULTRA LSD, but the overall impact on the mind is just as severe.

As Ive shown in past articles, a major pipeline for opioids starts at the top of the food chain: pharma manufacturers like Purdue and Insys, who are traffickers. (note to reader: Opioid archive here.)

This follows the pattern of LSD, which in the 1960s was manufactured by Sandoz (and then obtained in large quantities by the CIA for MKULTRA). However, now, there is no need for the CIA. Huge shipments of opioids go directly to rogue pharmacies and pain clinics, who are lower level dealers, and then on to addicts.

Mind control has gone public in a huge wayfar beyond the reach of LSD in the 1960s and 70s.

In fact, Congress and former President Barack Obama have played a major role in protection of the pharmaceutical traffickers. This assist occurred in April of 2016, when a new law was passed and signed by Obama: Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016...


Will America's renegade wars ever cease? Signs of the Times

Seventy-seven million people in North and South Korea find themselves directly in the line of fire from the threat of a Second Korean War. The rest of the world is recoiling in horror from the scale of civilian casualties such a war would cause and the unthinkable prospect that either side might actually use nuclear weapons. Since the first Korean War killed at least 20 percent of North Korea's population and left the country in ruins, the U.S. has repeatedly failed to follow through on diplomacy to establish a lasting peace in Korea and has instead kept reverting to illegal and terrifying threats of war. Most significantly, the U.S. has waged a relentless propaganda campaign to discount North Korea's legitimate defense concerns as it confronts the threat of a U.S. war machine that has only grown more dangerous since the last time it destroyed North Korea. Comment: See: Why North Korea hates AmericaThe hidden origins of the wars in Korea and Vietnam The North has lived under this threat for 65 years and has watched Iraq and Libya destroyed after they gave up their nuclear weapons programs. When North Korea discovered a U.S. plan for a Second Korean War on South Korea's military computer network in September 2016, its leaders quite rationally concluded that a viable nuclear deterrent is the only way to guarantee their country's safety.


Trump Administration blocks AT&T-Time Warner merger Signs of the Times

The Trump administration has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T from acquiring Time Warner for $85.4 billion, a deal that would give the largest world's largest telecommunications company control of CNN. The Justice Department announced Monday it will be challenging the AT&T-Time Warner merger, one of the largest mergers in American history, arguing the combined company would raise prices and stifle competition and innovation. Makan Delrahim, the assistant attorney general for the DOJ's antitrust division, said the potential merger would be illegal.


Neighbors rescue 6yo girl from witch hunters' deadly knife attack Signs of the Times

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has called on tribes to end ritualistic torture, after a six-year-old child was attacked with knives on the suspicion she brought a hex on her community. O'Neill said violent abuse, largely perpetrated by men, against women and girls accused of sorcery must stop. His call comes after the Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation, a charity to help indigenous peoples, revealed the rescue of a young girl from a village in Enga province last week. The girl had been accused of 'sanguma,' a fabled practice of witchcraft. According to the charity, the girl received burns and slash wounds from heated knives.


Russian TV report: 'West's sexual revolution has begun to cannibalize its own children' (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Recently the famous Italian actress, the incomparable Gina Lollobrigida, a 1960s sex symbol, celebrated her 90th birthday. Now, she's a wealthy lady and a multimillionaire. There's one problem. Her son and legal successor Andrea Milko Skofic insists that his mother is incompetent. The reason is that Gina Lollobrigida doesn't deny her company to young suitors. The son is worried that she'll spend all her money on gigolos. Anyway, Gina behaves as she sees fit. More precisely, as she saw fit to behave until the wave of noisy sex scandals based on accusations of sexual harassment came from Hollywood.


Kadyrov: Free Russia from 'Stalin's spirit' by burying him in Georgia Signs of the Times

The head of the Chechen Republic has proposed handing Joseph Stalin's remains over to Georgia, suggesting that the move would bring relief to Russians as the spirit of the late Soviet dictator would leave the country. "As for Stalin's remains, we should express our goodwill and hand them over to Georgia so that he can be buried in his home country. Georgia was a part of the Soviet Union that Stalin headed, and it would be logical and just if Georgia gets an opportunity to bury him. And millions of Russian residents would breathe freely knowing that Stalin's spirit has left Russia," Ramzan Kadyrov said in an interview with Interfax. The Chechen leader also reiterated his position that Vladimir Lenin's body should be taken out of its Red Square Mausoleum and buried. He added that this is just his personal opinion and he was not seeking to insult anyone's feelings.


A Beginners Guide To Robert Anton Wilson Part II: Prometheus Rising disinformation

In Part I of this series, we examined Robert Anton Wilsons autobiographical Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati. This time around, well dive into Prometheus Rising, which, next to... The post A Beginners Guide To Robert Anton Wilson Part II: Prometheus Rising appeared first on disinformation.

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Don't just give thanks. Pay it forward one act of kindness at a time Signs of the Times

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."-John F. Kennedy It's been a hard, heart-wrenching, stomach-churning kind of year filled with violence and ill will. It's been a year of hotheads and blowhards and killing sprees and bloodshed and takedowns. It's been a year in which tyranny took a step forward and freedom got knocked down a few notches. It's been a year with an abundance of bad news and a shortage of good news. It's been a year of too much hate and too little kindness. Now we find ourselves approaching that time of year when, as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, we're supposed to give thanks as a nation and as individuals for our safety and our freedoms. It's not an easy undertaking. How do you give thanks for freedoms that are constantly being eroded? How do you express gratitude for one's safety when the perils posed by the American police state grow more treacherous by the day? How do you come together as a nation in thanksgiving when the powers-that-be continue to polarize and divide us into warring factions? It's not going to happen overnight. Or with one turkey dinner. Or with one day of thanksgiving. Thinking good thoughts, being grateful, counting your blessings and adopting a glass-half-full mindset are fine and good, but don't stop there. This world requires doers, men and women (and children) who will put those good thoughts into action. It says a lot (and nothing good) about the state of our world and the meanness that seems to have taken center stage that we now have a day (World Kindness Day) devoted to making the world more collectively human in thoughts and actions. The idea for the day started after a college president in Japan was mugged in a public place and nobody helped him. Unfortunately, you hear about these kinds of incidents too often.


Russian TV report: 'By persecuting RT, Washington is sacrificing its own media in Russia' (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

The latest flap over forcing RT employees to register as 'foreign agents', is predictably, going to blow up in the face of the people who came up with this brilliant idea. It gives a whole lot of people, inside and outside the US, but especially the program hosts of RT's shows, great material. They will no doubt now discuss at length what exactly the American deep state is so afraid of. This is another own-goal from the people who brought you Russiagate, the Hillary Clinton candidacy, a 16 yr quagmire in Afghanistan, ISIS, the Iraq war, etc, etc. A once proud nation stumbles towards its demise.


Report: Deep State Planning False Flag Cyber Attack To Blame On Russia The Daily Sheeple


CIA, NSA capable of false flag cyber attacks, according to Vault 7 & other revelations.

The deep state is considering a cyber false flag to blame on Russia to salvage the anti-Trump Russian collusion narrative, intelligence sources told Infowars:

Weve known for years that the NSA, in particular, is capable of false flag attacks that can be blamed on any state actor, thanks to a 2010 Defcon speech by former NSA expert Charlie Miller.

It will make attribution [of the real culprit] really hard because youll be able to attack from a thousand different places, and from all over the world and theyre not going to know who you are, he said.

Theoretically, the agency can launch bot attacks from computers it controls in other countries and then blame the country where the computers are located.

US intelligence agencies have spent years installing malware and back-door vulnerabilities in computer networks across the world to provide itself easy access to foreign computers.

Thats the ultimate deep state false flag: control computers in Russia to attack targets in the US, then use appeal to authority arguments to declare that US intelligence experts have determined the attacks were launched by Russia.

Remember how Hillary Clinton once claimed that 17 intelligence agencies agreed that Russian hackers interfered in the presidential election, a claim that was later debunked?

And, according to the Vault 7 revelations published by Wikileaks, the CIA is also able to stage fake Russian hacking attacks.

The CIAs Remote Devices BranchUMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques stolen from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation, Wikileaks...


Outsourcing the problem: UK to pay France extra cash to block new wave of Calais migrants Signs of the Times

Britain will give France extra cash to bolster the UK border at Calais after a surge in attempted illegal crossings. Migrants and refugees spend their days huddled under bridges around the French port, hoping to smuggle themselves into the UK. Sources in France told The Times that ministers are looking to spend 80 million ($106 million) on a renewed security contract for the Eurotunnel terminals at Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles. Britain has already paid a reported 124 million ($164 million) to boost security on the other side of the channel since 2015, as the migration crisis across Europe exploded. Evidence has emerged of a rise in the number of smuggling attempts in recent weeks as winter weather conditions worsen. Over the last few months, there has been a steady increase in the number of arrivals to France, as migrants wait to be smuggled over the border.


Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier says, "Victims should have been believed." Signs of the Times

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that former President Bill Clinton's accusers "were not treated as they should have been" and that "they should have been believed." Speier was responding to CBS host John Dickerson who asked about her stance on the argument of a reevaluation of Bill Clinton's presidency. "I think that the victims who came forward were not treated as they should have been. They should have been believed because, as I have pointed out, most people who come forward are telling the truth," she said. "Let's remember that he did face impeachment," Speier said of Cinton. "It wasn't as if it was just tossed to the side. He faced impeachment." In an August 2016 interview with Buzzfeed, Juanita Broaddrick, one of Clinton's main accusers, said, "when somebody says, 'I believe you,' that probably does me the most good, because I want to be believed." There are other Democrats serving in congress that are in agreement with Rep. Speier. Last week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said that Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday where he dismissed Tapper's question relating to Bill Clinton's wrongdoings.

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier says Clinton's victims "should have been believed" Signs of the Times

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that former President Bill Clinton's accusers "were not treated as they should have been" and that "they should have been believed." Speier was responding to CBS host John Dickerson who asked about her stance on the argument of a reevaluation of Bill Clinton's presidency. "I think that the victims who came forward were not treated as they should have been. They should have been believed because, as I have pointed out, most people who come forward are telling the truth," she said. "Let's remember that he did face impeachment," Speier said of Cinton. "It wasn't as if it was just tossed to the side. He faced impeachment." In an August 2016 interview with Buzzfeed, Juanita Broaddrick, one of Clinton's main accusers, said, "when somebody says, 'I believe you,' that probably does me the most good, because I want to be believed." There are other Democrats serving in congress that are in agreement with Rep. Speier. Last week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said that Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday where he dismissed Tapper's question relating to Bill Clinton's wrongdoings.


Destroying your brain one drink at a time: Mouse study finds alcohol kills brain stem cells Signs of the Times

Without stem cells, new brain cells cannot be produced. Alcohol kills stem cells in the brain, new research finds. Stem cells are responsible for making new cells - known as neurogenesis - and are key to maintaining normal cognitive function. Females are particularly vulnerable to the effects of alcohol, the study on mice found.


How Education Is Turning Us Into Consumers TruthTheory

By Rob Howe, Truth Theory

Im about to rip into the education system. You may be asking,

Who is he to critique the education system?


Why should I care?

Well, professionally Im a qualified English Teacher and presently work in a school which is enforcing the dogma of Ofsted.

I dip in and out of teaching whenever I need an income to meet my living costs, but favour listening to the calls of my soul. Presently I am co-founding a charity, which aims to educate, meaning here to draw out from within ones truth and potential, rather than mould those who engage with it.

Ill share more about the moulding nature of education later on. But first, its important I start from the beginning.

Modernity is looking at life through an outdated lens. Collectively we are misdirected and were beginning to notice. Many of us have been building our lives upon a set of values which do not serve us. One could argue our misdirection is a result of social engineering. One need only read Edward Bernays to glimpse the truth in the claim.

The insanity of our modern lifestyles is beginning to manifest itself in the increasing deterioration of our personal and collective mental health, our addictions and isolation.

The challenge of our time and what we shall be remembered for by our c...

Israel and Saudis: Best of Friends? The Sleuth Journal

Theyre strange bedfellows, allies of convenience against a common adversary Iran for its sovereign independence and opposition to their hegemonic ambitions.

In an unprecedented interview with London-based, Saudi-owned, IDF chief of staff Gadi Eizenkot said Israel is willing to share intelligence with Riyadh.

He claimed with Trump as US president, there is an opportunity for a new international alliance in the region and a major strategic plan to stop the Iranian threat.

We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.

Riyadh and Tel Aviv share many common interests, he added, calling Tehran the regions biggest threat.

Fact: Washington, Israel and Riyadh are the regions leading state sponsors of terrorism supporting the scourge the Islamic Republic opposes.

Fact: Iran hasnt attacked another country in centuries. Israel and Riyadh are permanently at war internally and/or abroad the regions two leading human rights abusers, a threat to world peace, what Iran fosters and supports.

Eisenkot lied claiming Tehran aims to control the Middle East by means of two Shiite crescents. The first from Iran through Iraq to Syria and Lebanon, and the second from Bahrain through to Yemen until the Red Sea.

This is what must be prevented in the region. In this matter, there is complete agreement between us and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has never been our enemy. It has not fought us nor have we fought it.

Fact: Israel seeks regional dominance along with Washingtons presence. Riyadh wants uncontested Arab world control.

Fact: Both countries are warrior nations....


Drop sanctions & eat our cheese: Czech President Zeman says meeting with President Putin is '10 times more important' for his country than France Signs of the Times

The time has come to do away with mutual sanctions between the EU and Russia, the Czech president said in Sochi. He added that the group of businessmen accompanying him on the trip shows that Russia is "10 times more important" for his country than France. "On one fine day, [the sanctions] should be dealt with," Czech President Milos Zeman said at a press conference following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. He added that he has never been able to accept the restrictions imposed by the EU and Russia against each other and remains staunchly opposed. The Czech leader went on to jokingly warn his Russian counterpart that, if Russia does not lift the restrictions imposed against EU countries in response to the European sanctions, it will "be deprived of our excellent cheese and yoghurt." In response, Putin joked that Russians will cope with the absence of Czech yoghurt as long as they can still have Czech beer.


Physicist suggests looking to the cosmos to solve computational problems Signs of the Times

Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer -- even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new video by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with a new scientific paper that considers one particular tough problem the universe might answer. In The Computational Power of the Universe, Jordan does not imagine what we could learn if humanity somehow converted the entire cosmos into a vast computing device (however marvelous a science-fiction premise that idea might make). Rather, he asks, now that the universe has undergone billions of years of change in accordance with the laws of nature, can we use what we see through our telescopes to gain insights into difficult computational problems? After all, computers crunch numbers to simulate complex change. What if we consider the cosmos to be the output of a 13.7-billion year computation?


Web of secret money hides one mega-donor funding conservative court OpenSecrets Blog

Not so.

Newly obtained tax documents show that JCNs money came almost entirely from yet another secretive nonprofit, the Wellspring Committee, which flooded JCN with nearly $23.5 million in 2016.

Most of Wellsprings funds, in turn, came from a single mysterious donor who gave the organization almost $28.5 million nearly 90 percent of its $32.2 million in revenues.

Like JCN, Wellspring at one time tied to the donor network spearheaded by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch is a nonprofit that is supposed to be dedicated to social welfare functions and doesnt have to disclose the names of its benefactors. Since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision loosened certain constraints on political spending, these and other 501(c)(4) groups have become increasingly politically active while providing anonymity to their donors. Often one group, like Wellspring, will act as a conduit, giving most of its funds to other, similar groups with political agendas.

It sounds like Wellspring Committee acted as a dark money conduit to provide an extra layer of secrecy to whomever was bankrolling the Judicial Crisis Network ads, Brendan Fischer...


Scientists clock the incredible speed of an electron being emitted from an atom Signs of the Times

In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom. The result is 0.00000000000000002 seconds, or 20 billionths of a billionth of a second. The researchers' stopwatch consists of extremely short laser pulses. Hopefully, the results will help to provide new insights into some of the most fundamental processes in nature. Researchers from Lund, Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden have documented the incredibly brief moment when two electrons in a neon atom are emitted. "When light hits the atom, the electrons absorb the energy from the light. An instant later the electrons are freed from the binding powers of the atom. This phenomenon, called photoionization, is one of the most fundamental processes of physics and was first theoretically mapped by Albert Einstein, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for this particular discovery," says Marcus Isinger, doctoral student in attophysics at Lund University in Sweden.


This Simple Trick Quickly Puts An End to the Pain of a Stiff Neck Awareness Act

As a society, we are facing lower back and neck pain in epic proportions. Lacking solid evidence of the true causes of this pain we are left to speculate, pointing to the way that we sit at our desks all day, our bad posture, the larger purses and backpacks that we carry and other similar causes. Shrugging this pain off as nothing more than a mere inconvenience, we overlook the true weight of this problem on our global economy. The third highest bill paid for any health condition, experts estimate that these aches and pains cost the US $88bn a year!

For those that face each day battling pain in their neck, feelings of stiffness, headaches and limited movement, these ailments have the ability to impact our entire lives. A 2007 study analyzing data from American aged 18-years-old and older found that approximately 31% of Americans studied during a 3-month period exhibited signs of back and/or neck pain, with 9 million reporting that they are suffering from neck pain specifically.



If you are among those who suffer than you have likely dedicated a great deal of your own time, energy and money into the search for a cure. Often relying on nothing more than a few painkillers and an ice pack, you continue to search for a solution that will allow you to function day to day an sleep comfortably at night.

Good news Experts are now pointing at a solution and it couldnt be easier! This simple trick is said to alleviate neck pain using nothing more than a rolled-up towel. The next time that you are suffering from neck pain or stiffness, roll a towel up place it under your shoulder on the side where you are feeling the pain. Bending your elbow place your hand above your head and wait just 10 seconds. You will begin to feel relief that quickly!

Check out this video for a visual depiction of how to make use this technique at home:


Male Canadian politicians walk around Ottawa in pink heels 'to draw men's attention to violence against women' (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

As part of the 'Hope in High Heels on the Hill' (hope in high heels on the parliamentary hill), Canadian parliamentarians walked through Ottawa's center in pink high-heeled shoes. The action is aimed at ending violence against women. "Violence against women and children will not stop if boys and men are not included in the conversation or part of the decision. I am proud to have participated with male colleagues at the second annual event, Hope in High Heels on the Hill, "said Sven Spengemann, a member of the Liberal Party of the Canadian House of Commons, one of the participants in the action. The initiative of holding such an action was decided to be introduced last year by the Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould after she took part in such a walk in Burlington, USA. The main purpose of such an event is to draw men's attention to the problems of women and the cessation of violence.


Gemstone Countertops Are Here, And Youll Want One After Seeing Them TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Are you looking to redesign your kitchen? If so, perhaps you should consider installing a gemstone countertop. Not only do gemstones have unique healing properties, as countertops, they turn ordinary kitchens into mesmerizing work spaces.

From countertops made with labradorite to quartz, it is clear gemstone countertops are the next hottest trend. Following are a variety of ideas to inspire your next kitchen remodel:

1) Labradorite

Labradorite is a stone of transformation, and tends to be a useful companion through change because it imparts strength and perseverance. At the same time, it balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Labradorite is also said to enhance psychic abilities.

As a gemstone countertop, the mineral adds an element of sparkle, even in the darkest of kitchens. As The Earth Child points out, the radiant stone easily integrates into designs the feature dark wood or contemporary metals.



Dogs respond to smiling human faces thanks to oxytocin Signs of the Times

Researchers found that oxytocin made dogs interested in smiling human faces. It also made them see angry faces as less threatening. Associated with affection and trust, the hormone oxytocin is probably a key factor in the interaction between dogs and humans Researchers in the University of Helsinki's Canine Mind research project found that oxytocin made dogs interested in smiling human faces. It also made them see angry faces as less threatening. Associated with affection and trust, the hormone oxytocin is probably a key factor in the interaction between dogs and humans. "It seems that the hormone oxytocin influences what the dog sees and how it experiences the thing it sees," says doctoral student Sanni Somppi.


Antidote to political correctness: Milo's old school creating 'unsafe space' to examine 'disturbing ideas', presented without trigger warnings Signs of the Times

A school notorious for inviting alt-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos to speak has introduced a controversial new program called 'unsafe space,' where students will study Mein Kampf and learn that not all cultures, genders, and sexual orientations are equal. Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury, where Yiannopoulos was once a student, is causing another stir after creating the 'unsafe space' forum for sixth-form students. The program is described as the "antidote to the poison of political correctness" and will examine "the most beautifully disturbed and disturbing ideas, all of them presented without trigger warnings."


Philip Weiss: Clinton's 90s scandals entailed violent threats to anyone who knew about his sex life Signs of the Times

In the late 1990s my journalistic career got a flat tire when I became wrapped up in the Clinton scandals. Good liberal friends told me I was overzealous or helping the other side. I had been assigned to write an article for the New York Times Magazine about Why People Hate Bill Clinton so much, but instead of doing a cultural examination of red state resistance to his social agenda, which is what the editors wanted, I went native in Arkansas and took his accusers seriously. Today the Clinton scandals are getting a rehearing because of the revolution that is taking place in our mores, and in the structure of the patriarchy itself, due to the sexual harassment scandals that are felling powerful men. Many of these scandals mirror elements of the Clinton story. When Lindsey Graham asked in the House, Is this Peyton Place or Watergate? we said, Watergate. It was never just about a blowjob. The two signature moments of the Clinton scandals both involve threats and sex. And anyone exploring these scandals 20 years on needs to reckon with these moments. First, when civil servant Linda Tripp came to her desk in the Pentagon public affairs office on a day in 1998 after it had come out that she was cooperating with an investigation of Clinton's sexual conduct (the Paula Jones case), she found a sheet left on her chair reprinting the famous Clinton "body count." This was a list of people close to the Clintons or their political machine who had died. Tripp said she believed that her office-mate, Monica Lewinsky, left the list on her chair- Lewinsky, who was close to the Clintons and of course was Bill Clinton's former lover.


Anti-money grabbing Leonardos (?) painting sold for $450 million Dear Kitty. Some blog

Salvator Mundi

By Sandy English in the USA:

Leonardo painting auctioned for $450 million

21 November 2017

On November 15, a painting attributed to the Florentine artist and polymath, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), sold at Christies auction house New York City for $450.3 million dollars, including fees. This is the highest price ever paid for a painting at a public auction. The buyer has remained anonymous, but observers have narrowed the list down to some 150 multi-billionaires.

The painting, Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World, c. 1500), depicts Jesus Christ in Renaissance garb holding a globe of the world in his right hand and raising his left hand in a gesture of benediction. It was commissioned by King Louis XII of France (1462-1515) over 500 years ago.

In recent times, the painting, not then thought to be by Leonardo, was purchased for a mere $10,000 at a New Orleans estate sale in 2005. It eventually ended up, after several transactions, in the hands of the billionaire Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, who purchased it for $127 million. His estate then sold it to Christies, which took the painting on a world tour as part of its marketing campaign. In 20 minutes of bidding on November 15, the price climbed from over $100 million to the final sum.

The painting has been heavily restored, and its authenticity and provenance have been hotly contested by some, but, as critics have pointed out, now that it has sold for nearly half a billion dollars, it must surely be a Leonardo! It will now be the only one of the Renaissance masters paintings in a private collection.

The sale of Salvator Mundi has caused cons...


In the loop: Putin informed Trump of meeting with Assad in phone call focused on Syria Signs of the Times

The Russian president's recent meeting with his Syrian counterpart was one of the issues discussed on the phone by Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Other matters talked about ranged from Ukraine to Afghanistan to Iran. Putin told Trump that Bashar Assad confirmed his commitment to political reforms in Syria, including constitutional amendments. Assad also supported the idea of holding presidential and parliamentary elections as part of a transitional political process during his Monday meeting with Putin in Sochi.


Late-Stage Capitalism: Denying the Imperium of Death MintPress News

Opinion According to a nationwide study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a greater number of U.S. Americans died (approximately 65,000) from drug overdoses last year than were killed during the course of the Vietnam War.

At the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, President George W. Bush ordered the U.S. military to conduct a devastating aerial assault on Baghdad, known as shock and awe.

All part and parcel of capitalisms war against life itself. The emotional and physical pain, anxiety, and depression inflicted by the trauma inherent to a system sustained by perpetual exploitation has proven to be too much for a sizeable number of human beings to endure thus their need to self-medicate.

The root of addiction is trauma. The soul of the nation is a casualty of war. There is not an Arlington Cemetery for these fallen, no hagiographic ceremonies will be performed over their graves nor statues erected in memoriam. Their ghosts will howl through the long, dark night of national denial. Listen to their wailing. It is an imprecatory prayer. A curse and augury that admonishes, our fate and the fate of the nation will converge as the nation will stagger, keening in lament, to the abyss.

The solution: Within each of us swells a deathless song. Powerful. Resonate. Piercing. A song, miraculous of influence, plangent with the force to seize back your soul from the death-besotted spirit of the age. Let it rise from within you. Notice: how flocks of empires death birds scatter like ashes in the wind.

Yet it will not be possible to navigate around the cultural deathscape; we must walk through it and chronicle its serial affronts to our humanity:

You have to see that the buildings are anorexic, you have to see that the language is schizogenic, that normalcy is manic, and medicine and business are paranoid. James Hillman

Try this: Simply stand in the isle of a corporate, Big Box chain store or in the parking lot of a strip mall that squats, hideous, on some soul-defying, U.S. Interstate highway and allow yourself to feel the emptiness and desperation extant. The tormented landscape, besieged by an ad hoc assemblage of late capitalist structures, emporiums of usurped longing, reflects the desperate, rapacious nature of late capitalist imperium.

Compounding the pathos, the forces in play impose a colonizing effect upon the mind; therefore, a large percent of the afflicted have lost the ability to detect the hyper-entropic systems ravaging effects. Stranded among the commercial come-ons and hyper-authoritarianism inherent to late-stage capitalisms imperium of death, the human psyche, like the biosphere of our planet, subjected, at present, to humankind-wrought ecocide, has begun to display the terrib...


21 Deep-Seated Quotes From Winnie The Pooh That We Should All Remember Awareness Act

We all know who Winnie the Pooh is, but not all of us have ever stopped to really appreciate his words and the words of his close friends. Pooh is clearly wiser than most give him credit for.

Take a look at the list of quotes before and see how many of these things you remember Pooh having said. We could all learn a lot from him. I am glad to say I grew up watching this marvelous show and reading these books.

1. Im short and fat and proud of that!!



2. Dont underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you cant hear, and not bothering.

3. A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.

4. I wonder what Piglet is doing, thought Pooh. I wish I were there and to be doing it, too.



5. No one can be sad when they have a balloon!

6. A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.

7. A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.

8. Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.



9. Promise me youll never forget me because if I thought you would, Id never leave.

10. Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more to give way to the happiness of the person you love.&#822...


'Not a sausage': Boris Johnson admits again there's no evidence of Russian interference in British politics Signs of the Times

Boris Johnson has once again admitted to MPs there is no evidence Russia has ever sought to interfere with British votes. The foreign secretary's comments come just days after Theresa May was also forced to reject allegations Russia interfered in Brexit. Despite both the prime minister and Johnson conceding on numerous occasions there has been no Russian involvement in British democracy, the issue continues to be raised in Parliament. Less than two weeks ago Johnson said there was "not a sausage" of evidence against Russia. Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson said: "We've seen no evidence of any country successfully interfering with our robust electoral system." Without citing any evidence, he went on to say: "But we know of course that Russia seeks to undermine our institutions using disinformation to further their ends including on social media and the best guarantee against that is a free open press and an accessible media."


Insane Dashcam Footage Shows a Suspected Drunk Driver Almost Slaughter Five People at High Speed The Daily Sheeple

Five people, including three police officers, are lucky to be alive after a suspected drunk driver plowed into their stopped vehicles on the side of the road in Forest Hill, Texas.

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The 2017 hurricane season: NASA's mesmerizing new video Signs of the Times

Supercomputers and advanced physics made the stunning new simulation possible How do you observe the invisible currents of the atmosphere? By studying the swirling, billowing loads of sand, sea salt and smoke that winds carry. A new simulation created by scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., reveals just how far around the globe such aerosol particles can fly on the wind. The complex new simulation , powered by supercomputers, uses advanced physics and a state-of-the-art climate algorithm known as FV3 to represent in high resolution the physical interactions of aerosols with storms or other weather patterns on a global scale (SN Online: 9/21/17). Using data collected from NASA's Earth-observing satellites, the simulation tracked how air currents swept aerosols around the planet from August 1, 2017, through November 1, 2017.


Colorado City To Use $1.5 Million From Pot Sales To Feed, House Homeless TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Heres a novel idea we hope catches on. Marijuana has done so much for the city of Aurora, Colorado, that $1.5 million which was generated from tax on recreational weed was used to support the homeless population. Though the news first made headlines mid-2016, we feel the development remains relevant, as cannabis is being legalized in the U.S. and elsewhere at a rapid pace.

The city made the announcement in September of 2016. Shortly after, a number of groups were designated to receive the funds. According to the Huffington Post, the city Council members will evaluate each groups progress before committing to renewing the funds after the first year.

The Colfax Community Network, a nonprofit that assists families living in motels, received $200,000 from the special funds. Two other groups the Comitis Crisis Center and Aurora Mental Health received funds to buy vans to boost their homeless outreach efforts. Each van cost between $30,000 and $44,000.

$1.5 million is a lot of money, but it is a...


25 Mind-Blowing Facts that will Make You Rethink Life as You Know It Awareness Act

The world that we live in is a miraculous one, full of fun facts, interesting discoveries and surprises at every turn. Measuring 3,963 miles across according to NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, this vast planet never fails to surprise us.

Consider just how large that truly is. A massive ball of land and water, providing a home to thousands upon thousands of various creatures great and small. This beautiful planet that we call home provides a habitat for approximately 8.7 million different species and 390,900 different plants. These numbers are greater than most of us could ever even try to comprehend.

Would you believe that one single sentence, a simple piece of information, could change your entire view of the world around you?

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Check out these 25 mind-blowing facts:

1. With billions of galaxies in the Universe, the odds that somewhere out there is another habitable planet with some form of human life is overwhelmingly high. Some experts believe that there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of alien civilizations we have yet to discover. (Source)

2. Everything in the Universe is made up of different matter the largest portion, 68%, is dark energy and 27% is dark matter, both of which are invisible. The only visible matter is the remaining 5% (Source)

3. The concept of Quantum Theory states that everything is happening simultaneously, meaning that there really is no past, present or future as we know it. (Source)

4. Every one of us is made up of a collection of atoms. Each atom is made of up 1% protons, neutrons, and electrons, with the remaining 99% nothing more than free space. That means that each of us is made up of 99% free space. (Source)

5. Reality is merely a construct of the human mind. It only becomes real when we look...


Denver Becomes First City In Colorado To Ban Declawing Of Cats TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Go, Denver! The city is now the first in Colorado to pass legislation that bans the practice of declawing cats. The city Council passed the bill unanimously on Monday. As GoodNewsNetwork reports, the legislation only applies to elective declawing, meaning the surgery for medical reasons is still allowed.

Since 2003, eight cities in California have banned declawing. In 2016, New Jersey became the first state to ban the controversial procedure. Now, Denver which has a population of 682,000 has banned declawing, as well.

Animal rights groups oppose the surgery for numerous reasons. First, they argue that clawing is natural and even healthy for cats. It maintains the condition of their nails and stretches their muscles. Second, removing a c...


Six suspected ISIS members from Syria arrested in Germany, reportedly plotted Christmas market attack Signs of the Times

Six Syrian asylum seekers suspected of being ISIS members and plotting an attack against a "public target" have been detained in a large-scale operation by police in Germany. Local media report that the suspects had targeted a Christmas market. Some 500 officers took part in a joint raid on eight apartments in the cities of Kassel, Hannover, Essen and Leipzig early on Tuesday morning, police said in a statement. The operation, led by Hessen Criminal Police and the attorney general's office in Frankfurt am Main, targeted six Syrian nationals, aged between 20 and 28, who were asylum seekers in Germany since 2014-2015. These people "are suspected of being members of the foreign terrorist group, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS)."


Defense Secretary Mattis won't admit US military presence in Syria has no legal grounds Signs of the Times

Although the US has many times stated that its target is IS only, it appears that its intentions may go beyond the stated objective. In fact, Washington is seeking to retain post-conflict zones of influence within the country, where the American presence is illegal. Asked at a press-conference on Nov. 13 if the US military will stay or leave Syria, US Defense Secretary James Mattis stated, "We're not just going to walk away right now before the Geneva process has cracked." He stressed the importance of the Geneva settlement process held under the auspices of the UN, saying "we got to get the UN-brokered effort in Geneva to take this thing forward." Answering a question about the legal grounds for the US presence in the country, the secretary explained "You know, the UN said that ISIS - basically we can go after ISIS. And we're there to take them out." The Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a firm warning to the US and other foreign forces in Syria on Nov. 14. According to it, "The presence of US forces or any foreign military presence in Syria without the consent of the Syrian government constitutes an act of aggression and an attack on the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as a gross violation of the charter and principles of the United Nations." In September, Deputy Foreign Minister of Syria Faisal Mekdad stated that the US "should withdraw its military; otherwise the Syrian army will consider them as a hostile force."


Its About Time Humanity Had A Grown Up Conversation About Sexuality? TruthTheory

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I think it is about time we acknowledge that humanity needs to talk about sex.

Few words trigger the human mind as much as sex; our collective consciousness has been confronted with it from all angles- with the manic proliferation of the Internet, television, and advertising.

Most of us are aware of how sex is aggressively and excessively used to sell us ideas and merchandise that we dont actually need. The other day I was casually observing how sex is used to associate with the sale of burgers, perfume and to my own surprise, even funeral planning insurance.

With the rising headlines of pedophilia in Hollywood and evidence of a spiritual epidemic of rape culture with the #MeToo campaign, avoiding talking about sexual energy is no longer an option.

I want to talk about sex because of one simple fact: we deserve to remember the power of our sexual energy in service to the evolution of humanity, and we deserve to remember the power of our sexual energy in service to the healing of our planet.

For many of us, our introduction to our sexual energy was awkward as hell and reductionist; textbooks and class presentations on different pregnancy prevention methods and clinical diagrams do little to truly capture the cosmic complexity and beauty of what sexual energy truly is. In fact reducing it to biological terms is only a tiny part of the pict...


The Curtain Is Being Pulled Back In Washington D.C., And Al Franken Is Just The Beginning The Sleuth Journal

The Curtain Is Being Pulled Back In Washington D.C., And Al Franken Is Just The Beginning | Al-Franken-Groping-Woman | Government Government Corruption US Congress

For decades, Americans have known that very sick things happen behind the scenes in Washington D.C., but the mainstream media nearly really talks about any of it.  But now the curtain is starting to be pulled back, and the revelations about Al Franken are just the beginning.  Earlier this week, I wrote an article about how sexual harassment is rampant in the halls of Congress, and that was before a female radio anchor named LeeAnn Tweeden revealed that Al Franken had forcibly kissed and groped her during a USO tour in 2006.  The following comes from an article in which Tweeden shared her story

I couldnt believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.

I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.

How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think its funny?

I told my husband everything that happened and showed him the picture.

I wanted to shout my story to the world with a megaphone to anyone who would listen, but even as angry as I was, I was worried about the potential backlash and damage going public might have on my career as a broadcaster.

But that was then, this is now. Im no longer afraid.

When the stor...


Helping Victims Of Hurricane Harvey RSS feed from

Hurricane Harvey is one of the most destructive storms in history. It set a new record this August when it slammed into Houston, Texas. This Category 4 storm dumped over 50 inches of rain on the Houston metropolitan area. That is more rainfall than has come from any previous single storm in United States history. The post Helping Victims Of Hurricane Harvey appeared first on Peak Oil.


Leftist rage: Anarchist University of Illinois graduate instructor assaults students during anti-Trump protest Signs of the Times

A University of Illinois graduate instructor was arrested for assaulting two students during an anti-Trump protest Thursday, stealing the phone of one student and throwing it on the sidewalk. Tariq Khan is a PhD candidate at the university and has taught courses such as "Constructing Race in America" and "U.S. Gender History since 1877." He is also involved with various anarchist and communist organizations including Black Rose Anarchist Federation and Antifa, in addition to working with the undergraduate socialist students.


US Officials Call Out Tillerson on Child Soldiers RSS feed from

Expand United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017. 2017 Reuters When US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson excluded Iraq, Burma, and Afghanistan from the State Department's list of countries using child soldiers earlier this year, my colleagues and I at Human [...]


Hillary: Investigation Against Me would be Offensive, abuse of power (VIDEO) The Sleuth Journal

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Sometimes I just want to throw up when I hear Hillary Clinton talk. After all the scandals and lies she has told over the years, she really never ceases to amaze me. When will she ever learn?

Someone should tell her, if she really wants to know What Happened?the American people just got tired of all of her lies and scandals. Its that simple.

After Hillary Clintons blame tour of her new book, What Happened it seems now more than ever she has a new scapegoat. Congratulations to Jeff Sessions! Sessions is the new scapegoat! I guess shes exhausted most of the other people she knows.

Hillary Clinton expressed that she deeply regretted that Sessions investigation into her multiple sins appeared to be the politicization of the Justice Department.

Hillary Clinton focused in on the Uranium One story, which has been slowly breaking since the 2015 book Clinton Cash showed that Hillary and her husband were the beneficiaries of large sums of money from Russians who handed over paychecks after the sale of Uranium to Russian hands was completed.

Weve only learned recently that the undercover agent who tried to warn Congress about the coziness between Hillary, then Secretary of State and Russian backers could jeopardize the legitimacy of the sale of the uranium stores, but he was prevented by the FBI from speaking out.

In the interview, Hillary dropped this straight-up lie:

This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts.

It is nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up in order to avoid attention being directed at them.

Then, Hillary name-dropped the Golden Boy, Rep. Trey Gowdy, saying that even Gowdy said that theres no need for a special counsel to investigate her.

Yeah, maybe because there are better wa...


Blog: Ukraine arrests suspect in 2004 murder of Forbes editor Paul Klebnikov RSS feed from

Ukraine's state intelligence agency announced on November 18 that it had detained a man wanted by Interpol for the high-profile murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov in Russia 13 years ago. Russia's Interior Ministry on November 20 named the suspect as Magomed Dukuzov and said that Ukrainian authorities had...


Democrat Congressman Conyers accused of sexual harassment, having employees provide transport for mistresses Signs of the Times

Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not "succumb to [his] sexual advances." Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sex acts, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public. Four people involved with the case verified the documents are authentic.


BAHRAIN: 15 Rights Groups to US, UK and EU: Support Nabeel Rajab Ahead of the Appeal Judgement Against 2-Year Sentence For Speaking to Press RSS feed from

21 November 2017 - Fifteen rights groups have today written to 11 states and the European Union calling for action ahead of the conclusion of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab's appeal against his two-year sentence for stating that Bahrain bars reporters and human rights workers from entry into the country. In the letters, which are addressed to the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, as well as Germany, Ireland, France, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, [...]


COP23 video: Three need-to-knows from the UN climate talks in Bonn RSS feed from

The latest round of international climate negotiations concluded last week in Bonn, Germany. Hosted by... The post COP23 video: Three need-to-knows from the UN climate talks in Bonn appeared first on Carbon Brief.


Canadian university bullies student who dared to play Peterson clip from The Agenda Signs of the Times

Lindsay Shepherd's flaw was showing a segment from the exchange that featured the person Mr. Matte was debating: Jordan Peterson These are dark days in Ontario. A three-minute news clip from the Ontario government's TV station prime time show The Agenda has roiled higher education in the province. Not everyone is blessed to live in Ontario, so perhaps not all reading this know of that worthy program. The Agenda frequently takes the format of an hour-long panel discussion, and selects its panelists with a regard for the delicacies of balance and political correctness so refined as to qualify as a fetish. It is fervently progressive, its more diligent fans - and they are numerous - are equally so. The Agenda has the quiet earnestness and soothing quality only to be found elsewhere in those now dwindling classical music programs that rotate Liberstraum and The Blue Danube Waltz to soothe the twilight hours and forestall the torments of insomnia. All of this is to say, by way of prelude, that The Agenda may be the last public affairs program in North America that is relentlessly civil, crushingly moderate in style and substance. It is calm. It is respectful. It is still. Yet three minutes of it has rocked the province. How so?


(Video) SNAFU Radio -- All Military Bases on High Alert Operation Disclosure

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Just confirmed by several people in the Marines and Air Force state side and overseas... ALL BASES ON HIGH ALERT NOBODY ALLOWED ON BASE OR OFF BASE MARINE CAPTAIN IN COLORADO SAID.


Uber concealed a massive hack that exposed the data of 57 million users last year Fast Company

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is coming clean about an incident at Uber from last yearone in which the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers was stolen. In a public statement, he acknowledged that unauthorized users finagled access to Ubers account with a third-party cloud provider.  They were able to download 600,000 names and accompanying

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is coming clean about an incident at Uber from last yearone in which the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers was stolen.

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Hackers Attack Sacramento Transit System for 1 BTC Ransom The Daily Sheeple

A hacker has attacked and crippled the Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) system for a ransom of 1 Bitcoin, or about $8,000 at todays market value. The attack erased important programs that are necessary for planning and dispatching bus routes, as well as dispatching employees for service.

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The Consequences of the Symbolic Recognition of Palestine MintPress News

Seeking recognition of Palestine has been one of the Palestinian Authoritys diplomatic strategies which lose significance when juxtaposed against Mahmoud Abbass collaboration with the Israeli occupation. Behind statements of recognition lies silence and the tacit acceptance of Israels colonization of Palestinian land and forced displacement of the indigenous people. Other than the obsolete two-state paradigm, there has been little discussion of what such recognition actually means in practice, or whether it could generate a tangible outcome for Palestinians.

On Monday, during an official visit to Spain, Abbas urged the Spanish parliament to recognize Palestine, so that Palestine and Israel can live side-by-side in security, stability and good neighbourly relations, which will bring hope in a better future for Palestine and its people who have suffered from historical injustice when they were uprooted from their homeland in the 1948 Nakba and the occupation of the rest of our land in 1967.

According to Wafa news agency, Abbas also reiterated his support for international impositions, including efforts by [US] President [Donald] Trumps administration to achieve a historic peace deal. Presumably, Abbas is referring to the latest wheeze from Washington; according to Haaretz, the U.S. State Department has threatened to shut down the Palestinian diplomatic mission in the country if it does not embark upon negotiations with Israel and instead seeks recourse through the International Criminal Court for Israels war crimes. PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat stated that all communication with the U.S. would be halted if such a threat materializes.

However, with an entity that is bolstered by both the U.S. and Israel, continuing or halting diplomatic communication will ultimately continue to reveal the degree of collaboration that is ongoing, with the PA on the bottom rung and through which decisions detrimental to Palestinians continue to be imposed. Whether countries recognize Palestine or not, Israel and the U.S. continue a seamless plan to strip away Palestinians from their land. Clearly, symbolic recognition is neither helping nor hindering Palestines diplomatic efforts. It is merely a symbol of the PA purportedly attempting to take a stand for Palestinian rights.

Palestine has become many things, depending upon the interests of the actors involved. Colonialism constituted the first laceration between land and people. For the international community, it has been simplified into a question to be debated at regular intervals but never answered. Abbas, on the other hand, has followed the trajectory of exploiting Palestine after allowing Israel to continue its expansion. The ensuing question is, therefore, what recognition is Abbas demanding from governments? If there was no two-state imposition, what would constitute recognition of Palestine?

As things stand, recognition of Palestine upon A...


Carcinogenic Substances We Used Regularly The Sleuth Journal

Carcinogenic Substances We Used Regularly | arsenic | Toxins

Would you drink wine which was sweetened with lead? If you have researched even a little bit about lead, your answer is probably somewhere in the vein of absolutely not, are you out of your mind. However, this was the exact thing that ancient Romans used to do.

Even after they learned that the lead in their drinks (and plumbing) was poisoning them, they had a hard time stopping using it. It is easy to feel high and mighty and laugh at them, but we actually do the same thing. There are substances which are very toxic to us and which cause cancer and other illnesses which we used well after we found out they are toxic.

Numerous cancers could have been prevented if only we had acted quicker. Companies like which create cancer medications have some really astounding statistics and numbers. Fortunately, we did ban a lot of substances, too. Heres a list of some of those substances.


Probably the most famous carcinogenic substance which is now banned, asbestos used to be fairly ubiquitous. It had numerous uses due to its heat resistance. A lot of firefighters flame retardant suits were made of it. However, that is not where it caused (and continues to cause) the most problems.

It is the use as a house insulator that really caused the most problems. The crystalline structure of asbestos is responsible both for the usefulness and the hazard of this material. The tiny crystals which are separated from the material are light enough to be lifted into the air, which means that people would breathe it in all day long. The crystals would then make small cuts on the lungs which can become cancerous over time.

Food Preservatives

Our processed foods need to last for a long time. In order to do that, we use a lot of different chemicals. Over the years many of these chemicals have proven to be fairly toxic and cancerogenic. Despite the small quantities, these chemicals can cause a lot of harm to our organisms....


May and Rudd suppress Westminster pedophile docs - because "national security" Signs of the Times

Labour MP Lisa Nandy just revealed in parliament the embarrassing inconsistencies between Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd over documents being hidden from the inquiry into allegations of child abuse by MP Cyril Smith. "The Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyrill Smith inquiry for national security reasons," Nandy told the House of Commons, yet she added: "this week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquiries." - And she challenged Amber Rudd to confirm "for the survivors of Cyril Smith who have waited for decades" for justice - whether papers on historic allegations of child abuse against Smith will be withheld from inquiries for reasons of national security.


Amazon Launches Secret Region Cloud Service for US Intel Agencies The Daily Sheeple


Amazon announced it has launched a Secret Region on its cloud computing service for use by US intelligence and other government agencies. The provider is now able to store government information classified as Top Secret.

AWS now provides the U.S. Intelligence Community a commercial cloud capability across all classification levels: Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret, said Teresa Carlson, vice president for Amazons web services worldwide public sector. The U.S. Intelligence Community can now execute their missions with a common set of tools, a constant flow of the latest technology and the flexibility to rapidly scale with the mission. The AWS Top Secret Region was launched three years ago as the first air-gapped commercial cloud and customers across the U.S. Intelligence Community have made it a resounding success. Ultimately, this capability allows more agency collaboration, helps get critical information to decision makers faster, and enables an increase in our Nations Security.

This agreement expands the collaboration between private enterprise and US government intelligence agencies. It is separate from the existing $600 million contract signed with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013 that provided cloud services to all 17 intelligence agencies. The new Secret Region agreement makes the technology available to all government agencies with sufficient clearance.

This comes after it was revealed that the US Defense Department left a massive data collection on an Amazon cloud server, which could have been accessed by anyone with a free account. The data included billions of social media posts from Facebook, Twitter and news sites.

The computing giant Microsoft made a similar announcement in October when it said its government cloud program, called Azure Government Secret would support US government agencies working with data classified as secret.

By storing all of their information on a private companys servers, the intelligence community will become an even more attractive target to hackers.

A hacker [who] is able to breach AWS Secret Regions security measures will most likely have an easier time gaining access to other files stored on the server and other servers within the network.

While it...


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The Human Mind Is Much Stronger Than The Anxiety It Creates Awareness Act

Anxiety disorders, in general, are a big issue here in the US, affecting around 40 million adults 18 years or older of age. There are many different kinds of anxiety disorders and they can range from mild to crippling.

That being said, we all have anxiety to some extent. Anxiety is something that helps us perceive danger and is meant to protect us. Sometimes anxiety is actually even a crucial part of getting the best out of ourselves depending on how you look at it.

If you can work your mind to overcome the anxiety and shift to a place of less struggle you will be all set. You see, oftentimes we simply try to ignore major anxiety fits or panic attacks in order to get them to go away but that rarely ever works. You have to really prepare yourself beforehand and know how to handle what is happening in your body.

According to Kelly McGonigal, there is a three-step process to shifting your mindset when anxiety arises that goes as follows:

  • Acknowledge stress when you are experiencing it.
  • Welcome the stress by recognizing that it is a response to something you care about.
  • Make use of the energy that this stress is giving you and do not waste it.

Because anxiety tends to create what we know as a state of concentrated attention using that intense focus to your advantage can be wonderful. We all know there are things that can bring about a fit of anxiety everywhere, so being able to really understand it and work through it is imperative. Dont ever let anyone make you feel like you are less than for having an anxiety disorder. You are stronger than the anxiety your mind is creating and you can use it to your advantage.

Right off the bat people with anxiety are less likely to be killed in an accident than their peers without anxiety. One study even found that people with anxiety are actually better friends than others. Dr. Jeremy Coplan actually believes excessive worry, in general, is not as much of a negative trait as we think, it is meant to benefit us as a species.

Reframing your mindset might be all you need to get things under control. No, it is not easy but it is worth it. Fighting your mindset each step of the way is not doing you any good. Our brains can do a lot more than you think.


'Google's plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare' - Russia mulls equivalent response Signs of the Times

Google's announcement that it is working to reduce the presence of Russian media in its news feeds has been slammed by lawmakers and political commentators as an act of aggression which will have a global impact on the freedom of speech and thought. "This is an open form of information warfare waged right now - a bombardment, a direct aggression" against the Russian news outlets, Andrey Svintsov, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee for Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, told RT. The lawmaker explained that tweaking search results for the news category would cut off the global readership that remains interested in the Russian position on global events, calling it a "powerful blow" to the freedom of speech. "We as MPs should think about... limiting [the use of] the Google search engine, as well as certain social networks belonging to this holding in Russia," Svintsov said. Meanwhile, the head of the Russian Upper House Commission for Information Policy, Senator Aleksey Pushkov, also wondered whether Google should be "de-ranked" in Russia in a tit-for-tat response.


Age of Trump: Nuclear Apocalypse by Accident? MintPress News

Ironically, President Trumps frequent nuclear blustering serves to hide one aspect of the nuclear risk. Focus on his instability and possible impetuous resort to the nuclear trigger may distract from equally significant dangers. Any discussion of the threat posed by nuclear weapons should include recounting and further explanation of the multiple accidents with nuclear weaponry as well as the environmental dangers their manufacture and storage pose.

In a review of Eric Schlossers book on nuclear weapons, Jenny Turner comments: the effort to control nuclear weapons to ensure that one doesnt go off by accident is undermined, over and over again, by demands from the military for bombs they can trust to explode.

There is a long catalog of near-disastrous accidents with nuclear weapons. Details of an infamous 1961 incident involving the accidental drop of an H. Bomb over Greensboro, NC are especially chilling, especially given President Trumps decision similarly to arm B-52s today. These details also suggest we should place little reliance on the willingness of top-level generals to restrain the president. Here is a summary from the Guardian:

Further detail on what happened to the Mark 39 bomb when it fell over Goldsboro is given in a newly declassified document written in 1987 reviewing the US nuclear weapon safety programme. It records that as the B-52 broke up, the pin to arm the bomb that was normally manually operated was yanked out as it fell, thus arming it.

All the various stages of the bombs fall the operation of the arming system, deployment of the parachute, timer operation, activation of its batteries, and delivery of the signal that would actually fire the bomb at impact all followed as a natural consequence of the bomb falling free. Only the lack of engagement of the final ready-safe switch prevented nuclear detonation of this bomb.

Despite such expert awareness of the extremely tentative safeguards that stood between America and unthinkable disaster, successive U.S. administrations kept up the line in public that the countrys nuclear arsenal was free from any risk of accidental detonation. This incident, just like the Cuban Missile crisis soon to follow, was just one more case where political and military leaders put the preservation of state power ahead of genuine public safety.

Because they are so dangerous, access to them must be limited, and thus independent investigators cannot accumulate information that could inform a critical assessment of their domestic risks. In addition, because they are one of the central pillars of our collective identity as a power second to none, criticism of these weapons is often written off as enemy inspired and thus illegitimate. Add to this the economic boost nuclear arms provide to key military contractors and one has the makings of an almost invulnerable political machine. As Turner put...


As the J20 Trial Begins, We Must Not Allow Trump to Imprison Dissenters When They Are Needed Most RSS feed from

Editor's Note: On Inauguration Day, thousands of people took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to participate in a Disrupt J20 coordinated day of direct actions, blockades and protests against the incoming Trump administration. One part of this mobilizationthe anti-capitalist, anti-fascist contingentwas targeted by a heavy police crackdown, and more than 200 people in or near this demonstration were surrounded and arrested. Now, more than 190 of the people caught in this sweep [...]


Japanese serial killer faces first of nine murder charges Signs of the Times

Japan's "Twitter killer", who is suspected of murdering and dismembering nine people he met on social media, was charged with his first count of homicide on Monday. Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, is believed to have lured his mostly female victims - aged between 15 and 26 - to his apartment near Tokyo, where he killed them and cut up their bodies. He has admitted murdering all nine, and was on Monday charged with the homicide of Aiko Tamura, 23. Shiraishi, who allegedly stashed bits of bodies in coolers around his small apartment, is believed to have made contact with suicidal victims on Twitter and offered to help them die. After Tamura went missing in October, her brother managed to hack into her Twitter account and noticed a suspicious handle, according to local media. The brother helped police find and follow Shiraishi, who was arrested last month when investigators found him in his apartment with the festering remains of nine people.


Shady Trump "adviser" Papadopoulous was a champion for Israeli colonists Signs of the Times

Lying to the FBI is a felony that can entail serious punishment. But supporting violations of international law by Israeli settlers is, well, generally ignored or acclaimed by many in Washington. George Papadopoulos, former foreign policy adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, provides a prime example. Americans learned Monday that he pleaded guilty early last month to making a false statement to the FBI "about the timing, extent and nature of his relationships and interactions with certain foreign nationals whom he understood to have close connections with senior Russian government officials." He was arrested in July and later agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Close readers of the news may have also learned of Papadopoulos' close connection to Israel and its West Bank settlers. In a video addressed to the settlers coinciding with Trump's inauguration as president, Papadopoulos said, "We are looking forward to ushering in a new relationship with all of Israel, including the historic Judea and Samaria" - calling the West Bank by the name Israel uses.


Police are Using DNA Mugshots to Arrest Innocent People Activist Post

By MassPrivateI A recent Washington Times article, boasts that Texas law enforcement used predictive DNA imaging or Phenotyping to guess what a suspects physical characteristics...


Google has been secretly tracking Android phone locations Fast Company

Android userseven those who turned off location tracking services, or even removed their SIM cardhave had their location data collected by Google, according to a report from Quartz. For most of 2017, Google collected the addresses of nearby cell towers as part of the data it routinely gathered from its users once their phones were

Android userseven those who turned off location tracking services, or even removed their SIM cardhave had their location data collected by Google, according to a report from Quartz. For most of 2017, Google collected the addresses of nearby cell towers as part of the data it routinely gathered from its users once their phones were connected to the internet. 

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Mpemba effect: Why hot water freezes faster than cold water Signs of the Times

A team of researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the Universidad de Extremadura and the Universidad de Sevilla have defined a theoretical framework that could explain the Mpemba effect, a counterintuitive physical phenomenon revealed when hot water freezes faster than cold water. The researchers, who have recently published the findings in Physical Review Letters, have confirmed how this phenomenon occurs in granular fluids, that is, those composed of particles that are very small and interact among those that lose part of their kinetic energy. Thanks to this theoretical characterization, "we can simulate on a computer and make analytical calculations to know how and when the Mpemba effect will occur," said Antonio Lasanta. Lasanta is from the UC3M Gregorio Milln Barbany University Institute for Modeling and Simulation on Fluid Dynamics, Nanoscience and Industrial Mathematics. "In fact," he said, "we find not only that the hottest can cool faster but also the opposite effect: the coldest can heat faster, which would be called the inverse Mpemba effect."


Opioids are Mind Control Drugs: MKULTRA is Alive and Well Activist Post

By Jon Rappoport Wikipedia: [MKULTRA was] the code name given to a program of experiments on human subjects, at times illegal, designed and undertaken by...


Surviving Loneliness: 11 Things I Learned Through Being Alone Awareness Act

Loneliness is not something anyone really enjoys. It is something that takes a lot to get through and if you arent strong it can break you.

Loneliness is a lot more intense than most make it out to be. It is like having a blanket of depression thrown over you and wrapped up so you cannot escape. You fight and fight to wriggle free but just cant. Nothing else in the world feels like true loneliness.

I have been lonely before and know I will go there again many times throughout my life. There is no real way to avoid it. Loneliness is a part of life. Below you will find a list of things that truly helped me get through loneliness and will help me each time I visit loneliness in the future.

11 Things That Will Help You Survive Loneliness:

1. Be around people as often as possible.

Get out there and meet new people. Make friends, reconnect with loved ones, and truly put yourself out there. You dont have to be alone if you truly do not want to be.

2. Do not forget how important self-care is.

Remember to take care of yourself no matter how bad you feel. Neglecting yourself when you are physically feeling down is all too easy, but dont give in to that urge. You deserve a comfortable body to keep your soul inside.

3. Be your own friend.

In the end, we are all we truly have, so be the friend you need. This is a lot easier than it sounds. Learn to love and appreciate yourself.

4. Find things to do that you enjoy doing alone.

Come up with new hobbies by searching for what truly makes you happy. If you are doing something fun in your free time you wont feel as alone. This is going to be something different from everyone but is very important.

5. Normalize loneliness.

You arent alone in feeling lonely. There are many people across the world who are feeling the same way that you do. This should bring you some form of comfort.

6. Learn to have fun by yourself.

Having fun by yourself is not as hard as it seems. Learn to enjoy your own company. At first, it may seem difficult. However, over time, you may truly begin to enjoy yourself.

7. Figure out what it is that is missing from your life.

If you really are feeling that bad then you need to figure out where these emotions are coming from. Are you really alone? Where should you go from here? Is there anything you can do to improve the situation?

8. Make sure you get the right amount of sleep.

Sleep is crucial when it comes to feeling better overall. Actually one of the more common indicators of loneliness relates back to broken sleep. If you are struggling to sleep it could be contributing to how you are feeling.

9. Remember there is a difference between loneliness and solitud...


Bill Clinton Facing Four New Sexual Assault Lawsuits Your News Wire

Bill Clinton is facing explosive new claims of sexual assault, according to top-level Democratic Party officials and best selling author Edward Klein Edward Klein, former New York Times Magazine editor said on Monday that Clinton [...]


Spineless Macron disgraces France by serving as lapdog for Saudi Arabia barbarians Signs of the Times

France's invitation to beleaguered Lebanese premier Saad Hariri for him and his family to spend "a few days in Paris" has been viewed as French President Emmanuel Macron stepping in with deft soft power to resolve tensions between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Less charitably, what Macron is really doing is giving cynical cover to the Saudi rulers for their extraordinary acts of aggression towards Lebanon and their violation of that country's sovereignty. Two of Hariri's children were left in Saudi capital Riyadh while he visited France over the weekend. Were they being used as hostages by the Saudis to ensure that Hariri maintains the Saudi spin on events? Certainly, the arrangement raises suspicions, but the French president sought instead to affect a "normal" nothing-is-unusual appearance. Lebanese President Michel Aoun last week publicly accused Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri in Riyadh against his will. Aoun said the Saudi rulers were violating international law by detaining Hariri and forcing his resignation as prime minister of Lebanon. Such acts were tantamount to aggression, said President Aoun.


Time Sensitive Possible False Flag Alert for November 21 Operation Disclosure

ALERT: Time Sensitive Possible False Flag Alert for Nov 21 from Col. Potter/QAnon/Montagraph [video]

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture

I try to avoid using the word URGENT but this could be.

Keeping in mind the psychopaths want (and need) to keep us in a state of fear, anxiety, and confusion, I think its prudent to alert people to a possible 9-11 level event today, Nov. 21.

Q-Anon felt it necessary to post a new update during the day yesterday, which is unusual, because he said its important he did it then.

Its also worth noting that Cobra issued a Red Alert to the Resistance Movement at 2:14 pm yesterday afternoon.

Col. Potter also refers us to a video from a respected YouTuber named Montagraph (video below) with the following:

9 11 21 7

Roy left it up to us to decide what that means, but of course we are going to, at the very least, assume its a date of Nov 21 and a 9-11 level event.

As for the seven, some viewers guessed 2017, some Delaware, which is the seventh state, and I wondered if it might be FEMA District 7 which they discuss later in the video. It could something else entirely and they discuss many possibilities in Roys video, below.

Roy and his team felt its important for folks to be aware SOMETHING could be in the works as an attack on The People, somewhere, for Nov 21st and th...


Democrat mega donor Steve Mostyn dies after "sudden onset and battle with mental health issue" Signs of the Times

Steve Mostyn, Democrat mega donor to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, died after "a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." While the death appears to be suicide, the Mostyn family has yet to comment on what the cause of death is. Mostyn, a famous Houston-area trial lawyer was one of the country's biggest donors to Democrat causes. reports: The Mostyns were co-founders of the Ready for Hillary PAC, a political action committee supporting Clinton's unsuccessful campaign for president. At the same time, state campaign finance records show he contributed to a police-affiliated PAC that supported some Republican primary candidates. In 2016, Mostyn gave Clinton $1 million.


Autophagy declares the clean bill of a cell's health Signs of the Times

The term "Autophagy", originating from the Greek words "auto" (meaning self) and "phagy" (meaning eat) is the evolutionarily conserved physiological process that maintains the protein turnover within a cell. The mechanism involves the formation of double-membrane vesicles called autophagosomes to encapsulate the misfolded proteins, invading pathogens and other dysfunctional cytoplasmic constituents. These constituents of autophagosome are collectively called as cargo which is delivered into the lysosomal compartment for degradation. The machinery of autophagy involves around 30 genes which are called autophagy-related (ATG) genes. In order to maintain a continuous protein turnover, a constitutive proteasomal degradation system of proteins exists within the cell. But the system is known to be restricted to short-lived proteins present in the cell. Surprisingly, most of the cellular components are long-lived. Therefore there must be an alternative recycling mechanism for the degradation of these macromolecules to promote adaptation and cell survival under adverse conditions. And autophagy was known to be very promising in playing this alternative role. Besides being responsible for the normal functioning of the protein degradation mechanism, autophagy is also involved in in a variety of biological functions like development, cellular differentiation, defense against pathogens and nutritional starvation.


#MeToo: Eight women say CBS host Charlie Rose sexually harassed them Signs of the Times

Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the "Charlie Rose" show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts "CBS This Morning" and is a contributing correspondent for "60 Minutes." There are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with The Post. For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents. Three of the eight spoke on the record.


Whos a Foreign Agent? In Washington, Who Isnt? MintPress News

You know lifes become a joke when the US Department of Justice starts requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents. Will the BBC be forced to issue a disclaimer with every broadcast and web posting: Proceed with caution British propaganda ahead? Dont bet the ranch on it.

Such distinctions are reserved for the current bogeyman of the moment, i.e. typically some marginal outlet with a small-to-minuscule audience, in this case RT, formerly Russia Today, and its companion website Sputnik. Banned from advertising on Twitter, and the subject of an official investigation by both houses of Congress and a special counsel, these two relatively minor state-sponsored outlets are nonetheless credited with nearly single-handedly putting Donald Trump in the White House.

It didnt take much to create the kind of atmosphere in which a direct assault on the First Amendment goes largely unnoticed and even implicitly supported. A mysterious Russian troll farm amplifying the perfidious divisiveness of RT/Sputnik disinformation, a few hundred thousand bucks in Facebook ads (mostly placed after the election), and the expert testimony of professional hysterics who traffic in the mythology of the new cold war. Such are the ingredients that go into the making of a new industry, or rather a revived one: Kremlinology.

Compared to the experts of yesteryear, todays Kremlinologists are a crankish lot. Bereft of any real knowledge of either Russian politics or the language, their elaborate conspiracy theories are unanchored by observable facts. Instead, we are treated to a series of mysterious links, and seemingly ambiguous meetings, which add up to a monumental nothing. Twitter accounts that may or may not be real human beings retweet fake news generated and centrally directed by Vladimir Putin, and this so they tell us was a meaningful and even a decisive factor in the 2016 presidential election. Yes, this nonsense is now the conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C., where the foreign lobbies that matter, the ones with real power, rule the roost.

Since professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt have done such a thorough job documenting the power and influence of Israels lobby in the US, the often decisive role played by AIPAC and allied groups is today largely acknowledged, even by the lobbys partisans. If you have time or inclination, its worth looking into how AIPAC surely not an insignificant force and its predecessors were exempted from having to register under the terms of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Senator William J. Fulbright and the lobby had quite a go-round during congressional hearings on the subject.

How many foreign-funded thin...


Citizens celebrate Mugabe resignation as Zimbabwe president Signs of the Times

The rule of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is over after he tendered his resignation in a letter to parliament, according to the house speaker. The 93 year old has been in power since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980. Mugabe's future had been the subject of intense speculation in recent days, after the Central Committee of the ruling ZANU-PF Party gave him an ultimatum to step down.


EPA proves its industry allegiance, refuses to ban neurotoxic Chlorpyrifos pesticide found in 87% of newborns Signs of the Times

Exposure to pesticides, herbicides and insecticides has dramatically increased since the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops. Urine output of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, shot up by more than 1,200 percent between 1993 and 2016.1 Unfortunately, glyphosate is not the only chemical of concern. Chlorpyrifos (sold under the trade name Lorsban) - an organophosphate insecticide known to disrupt brain development and cause brain damage, neurological abnormalities, reduced IQ and aggressiveness in children - is another.2 ,3 In adults, the chemical has been linked to Parkinson's disease4,5 and lung cancer.6 Chlorpyrifos has been in use since 1965, and is commonly used on staple crops such as wheat and corn, as well as fruits and vegetables, including nonorganic citrus, apples, cherries, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower and dozens of others. Since the chemical has a half-life of several months and can remain on sprayed foods for up to several weeks,7 nonorganic foods are a major source of exposure. Importantly, nonorganic, non-grass fed meats are likely to be loaded with this chemical, since conventional feed consists primarily of genetically and/or conventionally-raised grains such as corn. This is yet another reason to make sure you feed your family grass fed meats and animal products, especially your young children. Chlorpyrifos is also a commonly found water contaminant, and has even been found in indoor air.8 Children experience greater exposure to chemicals pound-for-pound than adults, and have an immature and porous blood-brain barrier that allows greater chemical exposures to reach their developing brain. Needless to say, the results can be devastating and, indeed, many agricultural and industrial chemicals have been found to affect children's brain function and development specifically


Colombian Historian Has Proof Pablo Escobar Was Adolf Hitlers Son Your News Wire

Adolf Hitler lived in Colombia for 10 years after World War II and fathered at least three children including notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, according to a Colombian historian who told Canal RCN he has [...]


The Love Of Your Life Isnt Always The Person You End Up With, And Thats Okay Awareness Act

In life, timing is everything. Sometimes a perfect person can come into our lives at the wrong time and ruin everything. Love alone is not enough. You can love someone with all of your being and still not end up with them.

The love of your life is extremely important and whether you end up with them for the rest of your life or not, they have an impact on you like nothing else. Stop what you are doing right now and close your eyes. Now, think about the love of your life. No, I dont mean automatically think about who you are with now, really let your soul speak for itself. Who comes to mind? If someone you are still with comes to mind you are one of the lucky ones.

Having the chance to experience any time with the love of our lives is something to be grateful for. In life, there are people who were meant to move on after a while and even though it hurts we have to let them go. These people change us for the better and they are people we will have a connection with until the end of time. These people will come back to us in each life to come and sometimes we may actually get to spend an actual lifetime with them.

You can love someone with all that you are and still end up being toxic to one another. You can want a life with this person so bad that you cry yourself to sleep every night but it will not change a thing. Maybe if things had happened differently, if he or she had come into your life at a different time, if you were more prepared, if this were another life but it isnt and you didnt. We do not always get to hold onto the loves of our lives because the real world is more complicated than love. The real world will chew you up and spit you out every single time, and for some, love just cannot handle that.

When you have met someone who fills your life with so much joy and happiness that there is no possible way they could not be the one you will know. If you have not yet experienced this kind of thing yet please prepare yourself. You give them parts of yourself that you will never get back, and sometimes they stay and other times they go. There is nothing wrong with moving on when you need to, even when that means moving on from the love of your life.

Being with the love of your life- even if for a brief moment is an experience like nothing else. It is a blaze of uncontrollable emotions and a fire that will never seem to truly burn out. It is a love that consumes everything and even if for a short period of time is something I would not trade for the world.

Appreciate it while you have it because nothing in this world lasts forever. Dont let the end if there is one break you because, in the next life, you may be together from the very start. It is okay to not end up with the love of your life.



Meg Whitman is stepping down from HP Enterprise Fast Company

Four months after Meg Whitman said she had no plans to leave Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the company announced that shes stepping down. Shell be replaced by Antonio Neri, who is currently HPEs president. Whitman joined HP in 2011, and in 2015 she famously split the enterprise and consumer businesses into separate companies. Over the summer,

Four months after Meg Whitman said she had no plans to leave Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the company announced that shes stepping down. Shell be replaced by Antonio Neri, who is currently HPEs president. Whitman joined HP in 2011, and in 2015 she famously split the enterprise and consumer businesses into separate companies.

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Uni Study Debunks Feminists: Women Most Attracted To Toxic Masculinity Your News Wire

The vast majority of women are attracted to confident, muscular, real men comfortable with their masculinity, according to a new university study which debunks third-wave feminism and its war on testosterone and traditional masculinity. Researchers [...]


Muslim Refugee Rapes Pony In Front Of Horrified Children At Zoo Your News Wire

A 23-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested after allegedly raping a pony in front of horrified children at a zoo in Germany. The alleged animal rapist was caught in the act in the Kinderbauernhof (childrens [...]


Free Syrian Army begins to crumble as speculation mounts of US withdrawing aid Signs of the Times

Jordan-based Al-Hadath News reported that the Free Syrian Army has recently dissolved one of its units which consisted of 180 fighters. Hussam Shueib, a Syrian expert in militant groups, opined to Sputnik that it was done at the behest of the US and explained why. The information was also confirmed by the websites of some Syrian military groups which cited one of the fighters of the dissolved units as saying that 180 militants have been dismissed and paid $2,000 each. Hussam Shueib, a Syrian expert in militant groups, has commented to Sputnik Arabic on the move, suggesting that it was done on the order of the US, which is "experiencing disappointment" over the failure of the FSA support campaign.


Four New Women Accuse Bill Clinton Of Rape On Notorious Private Jet Your News Wire

Former president Bill Clinton is facing explosive new charges of rape and sexual assault from four new women who claim he molested them as teenagers on a notorious private jet, according to credible Democratic Party sources [...]


As Lebanon Puts Army on High Alert, Israel Faces a Much More Capable Hezbollah MintPress News

Joseph Aoun, the commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces has put the military full readiness mode after observing the Israeli enemy conducting provocative maneuvers on Lebanons southern border.

This comes as Lebanese President Michel Aoun stated,

Israeli targeting still continues and it is the right of the Lebanese to resist it and foil its plans by all available means.

In conjunction with these statements, Hezbollahs leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced yesterday that its volunteers would return from Iraq to Lebanon as ISIS had been neutralized in Iraq. The timing indicates that while Hezbollah has helped Iraq to achieve victory against terrorism, reinforcements are now needed in Lebanon as many fear another Israeli invasion.

During his recent visit to Moscow, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil warned Israel that if it seeks to start another war with Lebanon, the Israeli invaders will not be successful. Bassil also praised the role of Hezbollah in helping to fight terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, while also praising Hezbollahs role as a defender of Lebanese sovereignty.

With Israel and Saudi Arabia acting as de-facto allies, even more brazenly than in the past, many Lebanese fear that Israel will invade Lebanon yet again, in-line with Saudi statements that Hezbollah is a threat to regional security. Hezbollah and its international partner Iran have slammed Saudi statements as lies.

Objectively, Hezbollah does not threaten anything except the ability of Israel to easily occupy Lebanon and the ability of terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda to gain footholds in Lebanon. Hezbollahs cooperation with the Syrian Arab Army and Iraqi Armed Forces is fully legal as Baghdad and Damascus have welcomed Hezbollahs assistance in the war again terrorism. Indeed, Hezbollah fighters often fight side-by-side with Syrian Arab Army soldiers and Iraqi soldiers.

Saudi Arabia has further accused Iran of supplying Yemens Houthis with long-range missiles via Hezbollah. This accusation is absurd due to the logistical impossibility of such things at the present time.

Yemen remains under a Saudi naval blockade and any Iranian ships attempting to supply Houthis would be instantly visible to all international parties. Furthermore, as Hezbollah has neither an air force nor navy, the idea that Iran could somehow supply Yemen via Hezbollah is not only fiction but very poor fiction.

Hezbollahs fighters serve as a kind of national guard which supplements the Lebanese Armed Forces. Members of the primarily Christian Free Patriotic Movement of President Aoun have often acknowledged this reality. Hezbollahs role in Lebanon is more than simply supplemental in respect of protecting Lebanon, it is now...


Russias Ambassador To Israel Defends Irans Presence in Syria Your News Wire

Russias Ambassador to Israel has defended Irans presence in Syria, saying that they are there only to help in the fight against terrorism. Alexander Shein wrote on the Russian embassys Facebook page on Monday, reiterating [...]


Another Muslim Man Is Murdered in Indias Rajasthan by Cow Vigilantes The Fifth Column

(GV)  With cow vigilantism seemingly on the rise and hardline Hindu nationalism taking root in India, hooligans calling themselves Gau Rakshaks (Cow Protectors) shot a Muslim man to death who they accused of smuggling cows.

The murder of Umar Mohammad in Rajasthans Alwar district on November 10 was yet another instance of Indias Muslim community facing targeted violence.

Several states in India have regulations prohibiting either the slaughter or sale or migration of cows. The Indian state of Rajasthan bans both cow slaughter and export or migration of bovine animal for the purpose of slaughter is also prohibited. However, according to reports, Rajasthan, especially the cities Alwar and Bharatpur, are one of the biggest contributors of smuggled cattle to slaughterhouses in different states of India.

Umar Mohammads wife told the media that she had asked her husband to purchase the cows not to slaughter, but to have a regular supply of milk to feed their eight children and aging parents  which is legal.

Many Hindus consider the cow sacred and a symbol of life, and therefore do not eat it. India also has a significant population of other religions whose adherents generally do eat beef, including Muslims. In the current climate, this fact has increasingly become an excuse for communal attacks against Muslims.

Gau Rakshaks are a collective blot on our country, history and memory

While the culprits have been arrested, as reported by international newswire Reuters, the ground realities remain unchanged...


Here's why Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States will not be going to war with Iran Signs of the Times

Members of the Arab League have met in Cairo at the behest of the Saudi regime, to discuss the supposed "threat of Iran". The meeting featured all the crude, undiplomatic and nonfactual language about Iran that one has come to expect from American, Israeli and Saudi Arabian spokesmen. Highlights from the meeting included a statement from the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir who stated, "We will not stand idly by in the face of Iran's aggression....Showing leniency toward Iran will not leave any Arab capital safe from those ballistic missiles.... Iran created agents in the region, such as the Houthi and Hezbollah militias, in total disregard for all international principles".


New Offices are Just About Completed Armstrong Economics

We have been constructing new offices and we are scheduled to move in December 1st. We have included a room for video. We will be doing more videos on current market trends as part of the Socrates Project. We will begin to launch the higher levels of service as quickly as possible following our move. We will let everyone know as soon as we move in.

We will also begin training seminars for beginner and intermediate levels.


The Generational Wheels Are Turning Liberty Blitzkrieg

"The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.

-- Oren Harari

If you only read my stuff sporadically, you might be surprised to hear that I'm actually quite optimistic about the future. The main reason I compose articles highlighting all the frauds, corruption and absence of ethics within our current paradigm isn't to fill you with fear and dread, but to create awareness. Ignorance is not bliss, and I believe a deep appreciation about how completely broken and opaque the current way of doing things is can provide the spark of inspiration and determination necessary to create a new and much better world

As I've stated many times previously, it wasn't until Bitcoin emerged and I started to understand the implications of it, that I became very encouraged about the future. Prior to that, I saw humanity living under a terminal, predatory system that would eventually consume itself, but I couldn't see a plausible roadmap toward a better tomorrow. Bitcoin proved to me that not only did such a path exist, but the infrastructure for this better future was being built right in front of our eyes.

I first started writing about the revolutionary implications of Bitcoin in the summer of 2012, and looking back five years later I'm filled with an overwhelming sense of awe and appreciation for all that's been achieved. While the optimist in me always thought we might get to where we are today, to see it actually happen is nothing short of extraordinary. The incredible energy and global talent that's entered this space over the past several years brings a gigantic smile to my face. It truly is an idea whose time has come, and the more the concepts of decentralization and trustless systems infect the global consciousness, the more unstoppable they become. I think we're already there.

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Forecaster Now Available on Amazon in English Armstrong Economics

The Forecaster, DVD (Documentary Film)

The Forecaster DVD is now available on Amazon in English. Use the link above for purchase.

(Review of the Film available in LA Weekly)


Benefits of Coconut Water The Sleuth Journal

Benefits of Coconut Water | beach-coconut-water | General Health Special Interests

In classic Indian culture, the coconut palm is described as Kalpavriksha, or, the all giving tree. I agree with the notion, the coconut palm is a fantastic tree with many offerings. Its fruit and coconut water offer many therapeutic benefits and contributions to human health. [1]

Coconut water is a natural nutritious beverage and its very popular all over the world. Its thought to be extremely nutritious as it contains active compounds and a unique composition of sugars, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytohormones.

A Natural Sports Drink

The recreational, fitness, and sporting worlds are awash with sports drinks. Remove the marketing and endorsement deals and youll find that most are just overhyped sugar water. Coconut water has gotten a lot of attention as being a healthy, natural alternative to sport drinks. Most of this appeal is based upon observations regarding its hydration capabilities.

Coconut Water: In the Lab

Just as Indian culture places a high value on the coconut, so do their academic circles when it comes to inquiring into its incredibleness in the laboratory. Several studies involving animal models have reported very positive outcomes when evaluating coconut water.

The Department of Biochemistry at Indias University of Kerala has repeatedly examined the effect of coconut water on lab rats and done so from multiple angles. In one study, they reported that coconut water reduced blood sugar and oxidative stress in diabetic rats. [2] Another study found that coconut water reduced high blood pressure and improved antioxidant activity. [3...


Students Test Scores Plunge As Billions Poured Into Broken Education System The Daily Sheeple

This is my beef with our broken education system in this country. Maybe its not broken maybe its working as designed.Maybe its not an education system, but an indoctrination system.and institution if you will We are all under duress and being held back and forced into swim lanes that; quite frankly, we werent wired to do. How many Teslas and Edisons and Einsteins have been snuffed out due to our cookie cutter automaton assembly line?

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Pisa Tests: Singapore Top in Global Education Rankings

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10 Reasons Why Falling In Love With a Spiritual Girl Will Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened to You Awareness Act

Spiritual girls are a lot different than other girls. While you may not notice it at first, the more interested in her higher purpose someone is, the more overwhelming their energy will be.

If you have ever wondered what the perks of being with a spiritual girl might be, this article is for you. She has one of the most beautiful souls you will ever meet and if you can keep up she will make you one of the happiest people in the world. Not everything is as it seems.

10 Reasons Why Falling For a Spiritual Girl Could be One Of the Best Things You Do in Life:

1. She will help you to be more compassionate.

She cares about the world and everything on it. She wants to help others and be there for those who need her. Her heart is full of compassion and the more you are around her the more compassionate you will become as well.

2. She will help you become more in-tune with Nature.

She is literally one with Nature. She knows that everything is connected and will help you to better understand that as well. Everything she does is so magical you wont be able to resist.

3. She is authentic and will help you to be as well.

She will push you to be who you want to be in life. She will not let you sit idle and waste your life hoping something better will come along. With her by your side, you will want to reach out and work hard for what you deserve.

4. She is not overly materialistic.

Sure, she likes gifts but she doesnt need them. Things are just things to her. She knows that she cannot take them with her when she passes on to the next life.

5. She is not afraid of the unknown.

She embraces change and is not afraid of the things that may be to come. She knows the Universe will not put her through anything that she cannot handle. No matter where her path takes her, she is ready.

6. She is relaxing to be around and helps bring about a sense of peace.

Her presence is so calming that when you are with her you cannot help but be relaxed. She brings out the best in everyone and makes you feel at home right away. You enjoy her presence, she is your safe space to an extent.

7. She is not afraid to admit when she is wrong.

She knows in life we are always learning and growing. When she makes a mistake or is wrong about someone she is the first to own up to it. This is something a lot of people need to work on.

8. She won...


BEST OF THE WEB: Assad visits Putin in Sochi, expresses heartfelt thanks to Russia for saving Syria Signs of the Times

President Assad of Syria has come unexpected to the Russian resort city of Sochi, where he is having high level talks with Russia's President Putin and with Russia's senior military leadership. This is the second trip President Assad is known to have made to Russia since Russia intervened militarily in Syria in September 2015. The first trip came in late October 2015, shortly after the Russian military intervention began. Of course there may have been - and probably have been - other secret Assad trips to Russia, which have not been announced. At the time of Assad's first trip to Moscow the situation in Syria remained very fraught. The Jihadi rebels still held eastern Aleppo and had effectively surrounded the rest of the city and were pressing on the remaining territories the Syrian government still controlled along the coast. Further east the whole of central and eastern Syria had fallen under the control of ISIS, which had recently captured Palmyra. The Syrian military was over-stretched and exhausted, and in urgent need of time and help to sort itself out. In summary, President Assad came to Moscow in October 2015 a drowning man to whom the Russians had just thrown a lifeline. The situation is totally transformed today.


Shadow World Exposes Greed, Profit and the Business of War MintPress News

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers.

The U.S. accounts for more than half the worlds annual arms deals. Trump may make it much easier for the government to sell weapons by enlisting the Pentagon and State Department to more aggressively peddle the products of U.S. arms manufacturers. His administration also has proposals and plans in the works to make nuclear weapons more usable, with Lockheed Martin and Raytheon each working on prototypes of a delivery system for future nukes.

Trumps actions reinforce all the most profoundly disturbing aspects of Shadow World, a documentary based on Andrew Feinsteins book on the global arms trade that premiered on PBS at 9:30 pm ET.

Feinstein was once an African National Congress (ANC) member of South Africas Parliament. As he recounts in the film, Nelson Mandelas successor, Thabo Mbeki, spent $10 billion on weapons. Three hundred million dollars was spent on bribes to senior politicians, officials, and military officers. At the same time, Mbeki claimed there were no funds for developing life-saving medications for 6 million South Africans suffering from HIV/AIDS.

The financial oversight committee on which I was the ranking ANC member started to investigate the deal and the corruption. The ANC leadership instructed me to stop the investigation, Feinstein said in an interview with ITVS/Independent Lens interactive editor Craig Phillips. When I refused, they thwarted the investigation, including removing me from the committee and then forcing me out of Parliament.

As Feinstein wrote in his first book on corruption in South Africa, he took an interest in global defense contractors, especially how they were propped up by their own governments. He recognized there was no comprehensive book on the subject and developed the Shadow World project.

The film manages to cover quite a bit of history from President Ronald Reagan to President Barack Obama. Commentators featured in the film also reach back before to reference developments that happened with CIA covert operations in the 1950s to the 1970s. And President Richard Nixons disdain for diplomacy is highlighted through a clip of Nixon expressing the urge to use nuclear weapons.

Many of the key arguments in the film come from journalist Vijay Prashad, who condemns policymaking on the assumption of greed and how it has ruined the world.

A society that decides that the bulk of its b...


Church Building A.I. Godhead To Worship The Daily Sheeple

Just more justification why churches should be taxed. Scientists already worship their work and technology so why the heck is this a big surprise?!? I think Im going to start the Church of Sunbeam Toaster Titans so that I can take full advantage of that 501(c)3 love.

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Orphaned baby squirrels rescued Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Orphaned Baby [Grey] Squirrels Rescued A Documentary

15 October 2017

Mother Squirrel is missing and her two precious baby kittens have climbed to the nest box entrance and were calling desperately for their Mom. I was watching them in person and on a nest box camera so now it was time to rescue the little ones and take them to a wildlife rehab center I had coordinated with in advance. This is their story.

Mother Squirrels are some of the most dedicated in the animal kingdom and squirrels have very strong family bonds, you can sense the bigger older brother concern for and care of his smaller younger sibling.


Justifiable paranoia: Hundreds of websites are watching your every move, permanently recording keystrokes and mouse movements Signs of the Times

If you have the uncomfortable sense someone is looking over your shoulder as you surf the Web, you're not being paranoid. A new study finds hundreds of sites-including,, and scripts that record visitors' keystrokes, mouse movements, and scrolling behavior in real time, even before the input is submitted or is later deleted. Session replay scripts are provided by third-party analytics services that are designed to help site operators better understand how visitors interact with their Web properties and identify specific pages that are confusing or broken. As their name implies, the scripts allow the operators to re-enact individual browsing sessions. Each click, input, and scroll can be recorded and later played back. A study published last week reported that 482 of the 50,000 most trafficked websites employ such scripts, usually with no clear disclosure. It's not always easy to detect sites that employ such scripts. The actual number is almost certainly much higher, particularly among sites outside the top 50,000 that were studied.


REVEALED: Top Democrat Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accuser With $27K In Taxpayer Money The Daily Sheeple

John Conyers

A leading Democratic congressman settled a wrongful dismissal complaint for more than $27,000 in taxpayer funding after he allegedly fired the staffer because she would not succumb to [his] sexual advances, according to a new report.

The congressman, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, is described as a serial sexual harasser who would prey on his female staffers in sworn affidavits signed by four of his former staffers. BuzzFeed News first reported the bombshell allegations and accompanying settlement after right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich provided the website with the documents.

One former female employee filed a complaint with the Congressional Office Of Compliance in 2014, alleging that she was fired for rebuffing Conyers sexual advances. It was that employee who eventually received a $27,111.75 settlement in 2015, in exchange for a confidentiality agreement. The congressman did not admit to fault as part of the settlement agreement.

In her complaint, the former employee said Conyers repeatedly asked her for sexual favors and often asked her to join him in a hotel room. On one occasion, she alleges that Conyers asked her to work out of his room for the evening, but when she arrived the congressman started talking about his sexual desires, BuzzFeed reported. She alleged he then told her she needed to touch it, in reference to his penis, or find him a woman who would meet his sexual demands.

Conyers regularly made sexual advances on female staffers and would ask them for sexual favors, according to the affidavits signed by his former staffers. Rep. Conyers strongly postulated that the performing of personal service or favors would be looked upon favorably and lead to salary increases or promotions, one former employee said in an affidavit.

He also allegedly abused taxpayer funds to shuttle in women with whom he had sexual relationships.

One of my duties while working for Rep. Conyers was to keep a list of women that I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources, one affidavit states. Another staffer told BuzzFeed that Conyers, who is the longest-serving congressman, used taxpayer funds to fly women into see him.

The bombshell allegations come just days after it was revealed that the Congressional Office Of Compliance spent $17 million of taxpayer funding on harassment settlements, inc...


A Questionable Allegation and the WaPo Smear That Followed MintPress News

Opinion  Leeann Tweeden has alleged that Senator Al Franken forcibly kissed her under the guise of rehearsing for their USO tour show in 2006.  Sen. Franken was a comedian at the time and headlined the show.

If the story was correctly recounted, and Sen. Franken has not contradicted it, then Tweedens story about the forced kiss is classic sexual harassment. Franken used his position in the work environment to force a sexual encounter, albeit in a far less intrusive way than some of the charges against Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump.

There was also released a picture of Sen. Franken supposedly touching Tweedens breasts while she slept.

Sen. Franken

It is difficult to tell if he actually touched them or was just making a crude display about doing so.

The picture does insinuate he probably was excited by her body and did want to have sexual contact with her. So the picture provides corroborating evidence to Tweedens claim, demonstrating Frankens mindset around the kiss.  Yet in and of itself, the picture does not necessarily show anything more than poor taste.

Given Tweedens celebrity status in large part due to her exhibiting her body, is the picture of Franken the comedian all that surprising?  No, not in the context of off stage antics. Yet that does not justify the story of the kiss as Tweeden tells it. Since Franken has apologized and Tweeden has accepted it, we will only know more about this incident if the Senate chooses to initiate an ethics probe that Franken recommended himself.


CNN Reports a Second Allegation Against Sen. Franken

According to CNN, in the most recent sexual harassment allegation against Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota constituent accuses Sen. Franken of grabbing her rear while taking a photo at the Minne...


The Last Clinton Scandal Operation Disclosure

The Last Clinton Scandal

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Patrick J. McShay

"If they send a signal that we're going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly and fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust the justice system. It will be incredibly demoralizing to the people at the Justice Department, both Democrat, and Republican, but it will also send a terrible signal to our Country and the World that we have given up on the kind of values that we use to live by."
* Hillary Clinton explaining to Mother Jones why looking into her alleged criminality is a big waste of time.

"It's time for Jeff Sessions to name a Special Counsel and get answers for the American people. If not he should step down". -- Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)

"The Uranium One deal is not a national security scandal, it is a corruption scandal involving Clinton family self-dealing." -- Former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy

The Trump Administration is pushing for a real investigation and the appointment of a special counsel to look into Bill and Hillary and Bill Clinton's involvement in the Uranium One deal that sold the rights of 20% of America's Uranium to the Russians. The funny thing is that all of the people involved are "never Trumpers" who have been trying to prove Trump colluded with Russia. They also want to know why the Clinton Foundation benefited to the tune of $145 million on the deal. Hillary, not pleased at all with this spotlight on another of her shady deals, told Mother Jones that this is "old news" and a new investigation would be a "disastrous step into politicizing the Justice Department."

Hillary whined that any further investigation into this obviously dirty deal would have devastating consequences for the justice system in America. The Clinton's decades of lies and complete disregard for decency and the rule of law make Hillary's pleas for justice laughable and extremely sad if anyone takes this career criminal seriou...


(Video) Fade to Black Episode 758 -- David Wilcock: Special Event Operation Disclosure

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Special Thanksgiving Live Event w/ David giving us the full update on The Alliance vs. The Cabal.


How the US terrorizes North Korea with War & Propaganda.

Most Americans are unfamiliar with the true relationship between the US and North Korea. The propaganda networks in the united states paint the democratic peoples republic of Korea as a rogue isolationist state, with a leader who is hell bent on destroying America and is thus a danger to our way of life. The average []

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(Video) James Gilliland's Interview w/ April LaJune on the As You Wish Talk Radio -- November 18, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Published on Nov 20, 2017

James interviews April LaJune, co-host of the podcast The America Matters Show.

They discuss current events around the globe and much of the corruption that is being exposed.


Every Day, This Satellite Company Takes A Snapshot Of The Entire Planet Fast Company

Planet Labs wants to analyze and index its 1.4 million daily photos to enable researchers to track Earths physical changes over time.

Six years ago, a group of scientists and engineers, among them three former NASA employees, gathered in a garage in Cupertino, California, with a goal: to found a company whose mission was to capture an image of Earths entire landmass every day. To do so, Planet Labs, as they called themselves, had to use satellites small enough and cost-effective enough to launch en masse in a fleet that could traverse Earth, snapping images and collecting data.

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Update on Marines Storming the CIA Headquarters in Langley (November 20) Operation Disclosure

Update on Marines Storming CIA Headquarters in Langley


I have now spoken to almost ALL of my former colleagues in the Intelligence Community and here's what took place:

Yes, a group of military aircraft approached and circled the CIA Headquarters in Virginia for upwards of 30 minutes on Saturday. They did NOT land and did NOT enter CIA HQ forcibly - or otherwise.

There is apparently an ongoing and gigantic problem between the Military and the CIA insofar as the Military is engaged in implementing President Trump's policies, while elements within the CIA are still INTENTIONALLY carrying out the failed policies of the Obama regime.

Specifically, these failed Obama-era policies include supplying weapons and logistical support to so-called "freedom fighters" inside Syria , many of whom are actually Al-Nusra, Al-Qaida and ISIS terrorists.

The support being provided by elements in the CIA is being used against certain units of the US Military who are also inside Syria.

The Military has repeatedly and strenuously told the CIA the old Obama policies must stop. The CIA failed to stop.

So someone in the Pentagon/Military . . . . no one will say who . . . made a direct show of force to the CIA on Saturday. It was, for lack of a better description, the sending of a message from the military to the CIA: knock it off.

It was done over a weekend apparently because most of the bigshots in the Pentagon are at home, and by the time they heard something was going on, it was pretty much over . . . . the aircraft returned to wherever they came from.

This is utterly unprecedented. To have one agency of the US Government make a show of force to another entity of that same government is unheard of. It smacks of a sort of internal civil war heating up inside our own government!

Apparently, things are quickly "coming to a head" betwe...


Drunk United States soldier kills Okinawa man Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Okinawas Revolt: Decades of Rape, Environmental Harm by U.S. Military Spur Residents to Rise Up

16 January 2014

Nearly 70 years ago the United States took over the Japanese island of Okinawa after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. More than 200,000 people died, mostly Japanese civilians.

Today the United States operates 34 bases on the island and is planning to build a new state-of-the-art Marine base, despite mass protests. A multi-decades movement of Okinawa residents has pushed for ousting U.S. forces off the island, citing environmental concerns and sexual assaults by U.S. soldiers on local residents.

Broadcasting from Tokyo, we are joined by two guests: Kozue Akibayashi, a professor and activist in Japan with the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom and the Womens International Network Against Militarism; and John Junkerman, a documentary filmmaker currently working on a film about U.S. military bases in Okinawa.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

JAPAN: US marine held after drink-drive crash

Tuesday 21st November 2017

US TROOPS on the Japanese island of...


Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming receives historic snowfall with over 100 inches of snow reported Signs of the Times

After historic early season snowfall, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is pushing up its opening day. On Friday, skiers and snowboarders will be able to access the Teton, Apres Vous and Teewinot lifts a day earlier than scheduled. The Bridger and Sweetwater gondolas, and Casper and Marmot lifts, are scheduled to open the following day. Resort spokeswoman Anna Cole said the early push came to fruition because of the work of the resort's operations staff and cooperation from Mother Nature. "The tools were all in place to open up," she said. "It's the conditions that allowed it to happen." Weather station data available via the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center reported 53 inches of snow in Rendezvous Bowl, 45 inches at the Raymer plot and 36 inches at midmountain. Over 100 inches of snow have fallen in the upper elevations, with a storm front moving in Monday night expected to drop up to 11 inches at the higher elevations.


Robert David Steele on the "War" in the Middle East Operation Disclosure

Truth Jihad: Robert David Steele on War in the Middle East

November 18, 2017

Source: Veterans Today | By Kevin Barrett

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:34 49.1MB) | Embed

Robert David Steele is a former CIA Clandestine Services Officer who, after leaving the Agency, played a major role in creating the Open Source Intelligence movement. Along with Cynthia McKinney he has spearheaded #UNRIG and suffered intense pushback as a result. His latest article, and the main topic of tonights discussion, is War in the Middle East A strategic survey of possibilities, winners, losers Iran Is Not the Enemy.

Here is his brand-new article as discussed in our interview.

War in the Middle East

A strategic survey of possibilities, winners, losers

Iran Is Not the Enemy


It is obvious to everyone that Israel and Goldman Sachs want war in the Middle East Israel to continue its long-held strategic focus on Balkanizing and impoverishing all other countries a divide and conquer at any cost strategy[1] Goldman Sachs because it made bad bets on the future of oil and a broad war in the Middle East is the only way of pushing oil from $57 to $100 and perhaps even if it is a nuclear war $200 and even by some accounts, $300.[2]


Our National Madness The Daily Sheeple

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Fakery and trickery are not solutions; they are a form of self-delusional madness that destroys the nations ability to face reality squarely and choose real solutions, no matter how painful the choice and path might be.

Our efforts are now focused not on solving core problems but on covering up core problems, as if covering up problems is a substitute for solving them. Down this path lies madness, for this substitution of false narratives for reality erodes our ability to distinguish not just between reality and fantasy but our ability to distinguish between moral rights and wrongs. The nation has lost its common sense, its soul and its sanity. Can we summarize the source of this remarkably pervasive madness?

The efforts of those in positions of power are now focused on obscuring the truth, marginalizing critics, blaming malevolent external forces, cloaking self-interest with virtue signaling and staking claims to victimhood. These are the five dynamics that are powering the nations descent into madness and dysfunction.

Consider Harvey Weinstein. Evidence is now emerging that Mr. Weinstein and his army of toadies, bullies, thugs, et al. put enormous effort and resources into obscuring the truth, marginalizing critics, and cloaking self-interest with virtue signaling. Next up for Mr. Weinsteins team of apologists: blame the Russians (or an equivalently malevolent Other), and claim to be a victim of all those testifying against him.

This is the model for everyone in positions of power. The only variation is which of the five will be spewed as a first line of defense, and which will be held in reserve for the last-ditch defense against the truth becoming public.

Im sorry if this is a shock, but the economic recovery is nothing but smoke and mirrors designed to obscure the pillage of the nations wealth and income by state-protected cartels. The central bank cant actually fix whats broken in our economy, but it can manually push the needle of the stock market higher.

So rather than actually fix whats broken, the solution is to make the stock market the primary measure of prosperity. In effect, the stagnation of real prosperity is a problem that would require profound (and painful to those gorging at the feeding trough) changes in the status quo; so the solution is to label the stock market the measure of prosperity an...


How Citizen Uproar Halted Afghanistans Ban On WhatsApp And Telegram Fast Company

The Ministry of Information called for an immediate 20-day test ban on the messaging apps, apparently for security reasons.

A failed ban of two popular messaging apps has highlighted both the Afghan governments security concerns and the increasingly influential voices of internet users in the country of 35 million people.

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BOOM! Mysterious blasts rattling the skies are on the increase around the world Signs of the Times

Was it a supersonic aircraft? A meteor? A ground explosion? The end of the world as we know it? Those are the questions experts and non-experts around the world are asking themselves in recent weeks as curiously loud mystery BOOMS have not only been hear around the world, but felt - shaking buildings and rattling nerves from Alabama to Michigan, Idaho to California, Russia to Denmark. The Alabama boom last Tuesday at 1:39 CST was heard and felt through 11 counties, but an earthquake event has been ruled out. The day after Alabamans were shaken by that incident, something similar occurred in Idaho. No explanation has been forthcoming from law enforcement officials there.


Skid row! Cars slide down slippery slope, slamming into others following heavy snowfall in Vladivostok, Russia (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Heavy snowfall in Russia's Far East had car owners showing some extreme driving while negotiating a slippery slope in Vladivostok - but none of them succeeded. Multiple cars skidded downhill and rammed into each other, all caught on camera. A narrow one-way road down a hill has become a nightmare for drivers. Stunning footage released by RT's Ruptly video news agency shows some drivers tried to simply slide down the road, but failed and ended up slamming into parked cars. Slow driving didn't help much either, as others simply smashed into moving traffic. More than 250 car accidents were reported earlier last week on the icy up-and-down roads of Vladivostok during the 24 hours after the first massive snowfall of the season. The city was almost brought to a standstill, with many commuters spending hours trying to get home.


Another Reason To Drain The Swamp: Sexual Harassment Is Rampant In The Halls Of Congress The Sleuth Journal

Another Reason To Drain The Swamp: Sexual Harassment Is Rampant In The Halls Of Congress | capital-hill-congress | Government Corruption Politics Sleuth Journal US Congress

Did you know that the House of Representatives has paid out $15,000,000 to victims of sexual harassment in recent years?  I am going to share some things with you in this article that are deeply disturbing, but it is for a purpose.  The status quo is not acceptable in Washington, and once people truly understand how deep the corruption runs I believe that they will get motivated to finally drain the swamp once and for all.  So yes, I am going to share some things in this article that are truly disgusting, but the goal is to show you that it is time to take our government back from the corrupt career politicians that are completely and utterly out of control.

In recent days, CNN has interviewed dozens of people that worked on Capitol Hill, and almost every single one of them had stories of sexual harassment to share

CNN spoke with more than 50 lawmakers, current and former Hill aides and political veterans who have worked in Congress, the majority of whom spoke anonymously to be candid and avoid potential repercussions. With few exceptions, every person said they have personally experienced sexual harassment on the Hill or know of others who have.

In an environment with so many young women, said one ex-House aide, the men have no self-control. Amongst ourselves, we know, a former Senate staffer said of the lawmakers with the worst...


Lebanese Army ordered at 'full readiness' at southern border to face Israeli threat Signs of the Times

The head of the Lebanese Army has asked the military to be at "full readiness" to face "the Israeli enemy" at the southern border, according to the army's Twitter account. The army needs to be prepared to "confront the threats and violations of the Israeli enemy and its hostile intentions against Lebanon," Joseph Aoun said on Tuesday. General Aoun also urged the army to cooperate with United Nations forces in Lebanon under UN Security Council Resolution 1701, adopted to resolve the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. The statement comes after Lebanon's president, Michel Aoun, claimed that "Israeli targeting still continues and it is the right of the Lebanese to resist it and foil its plans by all available means," according to Reuters.


The Book of 'Q' from 4Chan Operation Disclosure

The Biggest Drop Ever

An overview of stirring revelations/insinuations made on the Internet in October and November of 2017

Release #1, November 20, 2017


The reason for making this book is to present a chronological account for or-dinary folks of what is either the most long lasting LARP (Live Action Role Playing, aka prank) on 4chan or indeed the biggest intelligence drop from the U.S. government to the public, ever, through an agent who calls himself Q. Except for the first pair, all of Qs messages were posted on a thread called Calm Before The Storm (CBTS), which at this point, has been archived over 430 times - making it the longest thread on 4chan ever.

As all of this evolves, it is clear that whoever Q may be, his statements, questions and/or insinuations paint a compelling picture: a world about to be set free from the grip of a global cabal that includes CIA, FBI, banker families and royal dynasties.

It was my intention to compile all of Qs posts into a printable format for poster-ity and for those who prefer not to get swallowed by the flood of information (and disinformation) posted on the CBTS thread (It also seems obvious that the thread is being spammed intentionally).

I spiced up Qs messages with a selection of tweets and headlines of relevant real life events occurring during the time all if this took place - which was during president Trumps 12-day trip to Asia. This book tries to present the big picture in one fell swoop.

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Why Is The DOJ Downplaying Reports Of Proof Linking Obama And Clinton To Russian Corruption? The Daily Sheeple


Following the release of the identity of the FBI informant, Justice Department officials in recent days said that informant William Campbells prior work wont shed much light on the U.S. governments controversial decision in 2010 to approve Russias purchase of the Uranium One mining company and its substantial U.S. assets.

However, The Hills John Solomon has reviewed 1000s of new memos from an FBI informant that clearly show illegal activity surrounding a Russian plot to corner the American uranium market, ranging from corruption inside a U.S. nuclear transport company to Obama administration approvals that let Moscow buy and sell more atomic fuels.

FBI informant Campbell, acting as a consultant trying to help Rosatom overcome political opposition to the Uranium One deal, gathered evidence for six years, and, according to the more than 5,000 pages of documents from the counterintelligence investigation, there are a number of evidenciary links betweeen corrupt Russians, President Obama, and Hillary Clinton

The Hills John Solomon details that Campbell documented for his FBI handlers the first illegal activity by Russians nuclear industry officials in fall 2009, nearly a entire year before the Russian state-owned Rosatom nuclear firm won Obama administration approval for the Uranium One deal.

The attached article is of interest as I believe it highlights the ongoing resolve in Russia to gradually and systematically acquire and control global energy resources, Rod Fisk, an American contractor colleage working for the Russians, wrote in a June 24, 2010 email to Campbell.

Part of the goal was to make Americans more reliant on Russian uranium before a program that converted former Soviet warheads into U.S. nuclear fuel expired in 2013, according to documents and i...


134 earthquakes in Monterey County, California since last week's 4.6 magnitude Signs of the Times

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Monterey County last Monday, and the area hasn't stopped shaking since. Last week's widely-felt quake was centered 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, along the San Andreas Fault. Since then, there have been 134 earthquakes within 5 kilometers (or about 3 miles) of the epicenter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. However, most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast. Only 17 were stronger than a 2.5 magnitude and six were greater than 3.0, said Ole Kaven, a seismologist with the USGS.


Hundreds of cattle found dead in Odisha, India; locals suspect epidemic Signs of the Times

An unknown epidemic has caused the death of hundreds of cattle at Gumabirsinghur village under this block in Ganjam district. "There have been no visible symptoms. The cattle are found dead everywhere in forest, riverside, canals, hills and farmlands in the village. This condition has been occurring for the last three days," locals said. The deadly issue came to the fore after the affected farmers brought the matter to the notice of Berhampur sub-collector. Surprisingly, the veterinary department has failed to tackle the disease as the cause of the outbreak of the disease is yet to be ascertained. The unknown epidemic has spread panic among locals who held the administration responsible. Among the many farmers who had lost their cattle were Jagili Gouda, Bauri Gouda, Dhaneswar Pradhan, Balram Pradhan, Sudam Pradhan, L Panda, L Seemanchal, Narsingh Gouda, M Andha, D Bijay, K Trinath and M Kameshu.


Lebanese Army placed at full readiness to counter Israeli enemy blogfactory

The head of the Lebanese Army has asked the military to be at full readiness to face the Israeli enemy at the southern border.



Facebooks ad platform still lets users discriminate against protected minorities Fast Company

Once again, Facebooks insanely lucrative ad platform is under fire, regarding the questionable ways that advertisers can target ads. ProPublica has brought up numerous exampleslast year it was able to exclude certain ethnic groupsincluding African-Americans and Hispanic Americansfrom seeing certain ads; earlier this year groups such as Jew haters Nazi party could be specifically targeted

Once again, Facebooks insanely lucrative ad platform is under fire, regarding the questionable ways that advertisers can target ads. ProPublica has brought up numerous exampleslast year it was able to exclude certain ethnic groupsincluding African-Americans and Hispanic Americansfrom seeing certain ads; earlier this year groups such as Jew haters Nazi party could be specifically targeted by ads. In the wake of each scandal, Facebook pledged to crack down and fix the problem.

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Former IRS director Lois Lerner: My life will be in danger if real reason why Tea Party was targeted goes public Signs of the Times

Former IRS director Lois Lerner told a federal court last week that she and her family could face death threats and physical violence if her testimony of why tea party groups were targeted under her watch becomes public. Lerner and her former deputy at the IRS, Holly Paz, filed court documents Thursday, saying their depositions given in a court case this year should remain sealed from the public forever, according to The Washington Times. "Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment," their attorneys said. As previously reported by The Western Journal, the IRS settled two lawsuits in October alleging the agency illegally targeted conservative groups under the Obama administration. One of the settlements stipulated the IRS issue a formal apology for illegally singling out conservative and tea party groups due to their political beliefs dating back to 2010.


Shallow magnitude 6 earthquake hits off Samoa Signs of the Times

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The agency said Monday the earthquake was centered 220 miles west of Apia, Samoa, and 290 miles west of Pago Pago, American Samoa. The quake struck at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers) shortly before 8 a.m. in American Samoa. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said there was no chance of tsunami from the temblor. Nua Leilosi of American Samoa's Department of Public Safety says she didn't feel any shaking. Source: AP


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These Tiny Grassroots Movements Are Making a Big Bang Wake Up World

November 22nd, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World From Little Free Libraries to buy-nothing projects, these tiny grassroots movements are making a big bang. When my young daughter and I were in Washington D.C. last year, we stumbled upon a beautiful Little Free Library during our daily meandering through the city. We were []


Shocking CDC Tests Reveal 3,800 US Water Supplies Up To 400% MORE Contaminated Than Flint The Daily Sheeple


For years there has been an ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, but recent studies have shown that water conditions are just as bad in many other areas throughout the country.

In fact, Reuters recently published neighborhood-level blood lead testing results from 34 states, as well as Washington DC, which were collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The results showed that 3,810 neighborhood areas have levels of lead that are at least double those seen in Flint. Close to half of these sites had levels that were actually four times as high as those in Flint.

Some of the areas shown to be affected the most were parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore and parts of Ohio. Researchers noted that areas which were heavily industrialized before lead was recognized as a problem have become hotspots for contamination. A color-coded map identifying many of these hotspots was published with the report, showing some of the highest levels of contamination in Savannah, Georgia; Brooklyn, New York; and even as far north as Rutland, Vermont.

The results showed that despite the fact that Flint had become the face of lead contamination in America, it doesnt even rank among the most toxic water supplies in the country. Far from being a localized problem, it seems that water supplies throughout the entire country could be compromised. In 2013, prior to the Flint controversy, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nations water infrastructure a D+ on their Report Card for Americas Infrastructure in 2013. It is estimated that the much-needed overhaul of the countrys water infrastructure could cost over $1 trillion.

Map of lead concentrations in the United States

Restoring existing water systems as they reach the end of their useful lives and expanding them to serve a growing population will cost at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years, a 2012 American Water Works Association (AWWA) report concluded.

However, the residents of Flint are still waiting on drinkable water, so it does not seem likely that any of these other areas will see help anytime soon. Just this week it was reported tha...


US Senate Disregards Bradbury Role in Torture The Fifth Column

(HRW) On November 14, 2017, the US Senate approved Steven Bradbury as general counsel of the federal Department of Transportation by a 50-47 vote. As the acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the US Department of Justice from 2005 to 2009 under then-President George W. Bush, Bradbury wrote several significant opinions that gave legal cover to waterboarding and other CIA abuses of detainees that have long been recognized as torture.

The confirmation of Steven Bradbury sends a dangerous message that the US Senate will, without serious scrutiny, confirm nominees for prominent government posts who have been responsible for authorizing torture, said Letta Tayler, senior terrorism and counterterrorism researcher at Human Rights Watch. By giving legal cover to waterboarding and other torture and inhumane treatment of detainees in violation of US and international law, Bradbury failed to uphold the respect for human rights and the rule of law that are critical for any US government lawyer. US authorities should be placing Bradbury under criminal investigation along with other US officials who played a key role in systematic torture during the George W. Bush presidency.

By Carlos Latuff, Attribution, Wikimedia Commons

Human Rights Watch is among 13 nongovernmental organizations that outlined their concerns about Bradbury in a letter to the US Senate Transportation Committee. Human Rights Watch has extensively documented why ranking Bush administration officials should be prosecuted for torture.

Source: Human Rights Watch

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Salmans Shake-Up: Saudi Maneuvers Are Bad for the American People MintPress News

The Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Riyadh is now serving as a temporary prison, holding some of the 201 people that have been detained on the orders of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. 1,800 bank accounts have been frozen.

The drama is escalating on the international front as well. The Saudis are blaming Iran for a recent missile attack from Yemen. The Prime Minister of Lebanon has resigned from his post while in Riyadh and echoes Saudi rhetoric against Hezbollah.

The price of oil is rising again, the highest its been in two years, approaching $58 per barrel.

Whats going on? Something is clearly boiling below the surface on the Arabian Peninsula. How can we interpret these chaotic moves?


Middle-Men for Wall Street & London

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdallah S. Jum'ah, right and Exxon Mobil Corporation President Rex Tillerson, attend a forum on U.S.-Saudi Relations and Global Energy Security, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Washington. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdallah S. Jumah, right and Exxon Mobil Corporation President Rex Tillerson, attend a forum on U.S.-Saudi Relations and Global Energy Security, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Washington. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Why does the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia exist? Did it simply arise naturally? Does the mindset of the people living in the region simply long for this Wahabbi autocracy? This is what certain forces would like us to believe. But the reality is that the rise of the House of Saud, and the prolonged life of this absolute monarchy that beheads and tortures, is closely linked to forces outside the region, namely, western oil bankers.

The British empire discovered, in their efforts to dominate the region, that ibn Saud, known as Abdulaziz in the Arab world, was a great middleman. In 1915, a friendship and cooperation pact was signed with this autocratic ruler, and the British supplied him with huge amounts of weapons. It was mainly due to British military and financial support that ibn Saud was able to beat down all his rivals, and dominate the Peninsula. In 1938, oil was discovered, and the third Saudi s...


US: Sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country Signs of the Times

When Kirsten Anderson submitted a memo detailing her concerns about sexual harassment at the Iowa Capitol, she expected comments about women in the office - their sex lives, breast sizes and the length of skirts worn by teenage pages - to stop. Instead, Anderson was fired seven hours later from her job with the Iowa Republican Senate Caucus. After four years of litigation that ended in September, the state agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle her claim, leaving taxpayers footing the bill. Her case is among the first in a recent wave of high-profile sexual harassment cases that have roiled state legislatures around the nation, highlighting the moral and financial liability states faces as claims pile up. Since last year, at least 40 lawmakers - nearly all men - in 20 states have been publicly accused by more than 100 people of some form of sexual misconduct or harassment, a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found.


The hacker who inspired Apple responds to sex assault claims Fast Company

John Draper, a 74-year-old hacker nicknamed Captain Crunch, has been accused by multiple men of sexually assaulting them during exercise sessions he invited them to at hacking conventions, The Daily Dot reports. Draper apologized and acknowledged he may have been aroused during some of the  so-called energy workout sessions, where he reportedly gave leg massages and

John Draper, a 74-year-old hacker nicknamed Captain Crunch, has been accused by multiple men of sexually assaulting them during exercise sessions he invited them to at hacking conventions, The Daily Dot reports. Draper apologized and acknowledged he may have been aroused during some of the  so-called energy workout sessions, where he reportedly gave leg massages and received piggyback rides. But there was nothing intentionally or explicitly sexual towards anyone, he told The Daily Dot.

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Roy Moore's support for Israel Signs of the Times

What can we expect from Roy Moore on foreign policy if he's elected to be the next US senator from Alabama? It won't be good. Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is a bigot stirring misplaced fears about Sharia law in the US. He also opposes internationally recognized human rights. Comment: Here's what Moore said on Sharia law when questioned about it: "There are communities under Sharia law right now in our country. Up in Illinois. Christian communities; I don't know if they may be Muslim communities. But Sharia law is a little different from American law. It is founded on religious concepts... Well, there's Sharia law, as I understand it, in Illinois, Indiana -- up there. I don't know." Here Moore is being alarmist. To our knowledge there are no Sharia law communities in the US, and America is far from being taken over by Islam. But he is right to point out that Sharia law - or any religious law for the matter - is different from the law of any modern democracy, and thus incompatible. That in itself is not bigotry. On his campaign website for the December special election in Alabama, Moore asserts about foreign affairs: "We should not be subject to UN control and direction." The UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child would "only undermine our sovereignty as a nation, as does the very presence of the United Nations on our soil," he argues. His opposition to the UN-backed rights of the child is telling in light of the allegations he faces, including initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. Comment: Not so fast. Moore may be rightly criticized for some of his ideological or political views (see below), but so far the sexual abuse accusations against him appear to be spurious: Roy Moore case: Calls for arrest of attorney Gloria Allred over possibly forged signature in accuser's yearbookFormer Alabama mall manager says Roy Moore was not banned over harassment claimsRoy Moore caught up in Hollywood Weinstein HysteriaMother of Leigh Corfman, one of Roy Moore's accusers, has contradicted a key detail of her daughter's sexual misconduct storyMother of Roy Moore accuser: Washington Post reporters convinced my daughter to go publicRoy Moore's accusers: One worked as Hillary campaign worker, another has history of false allegations As for his opposition to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, his main objection is to UN regulations imposed externally on the US. Whether such regulations are good or bad for the American people is open to debate, but it does not follow from Moore's opposition that he does not care about the rights of children. Article 34 of the convention requires that its signatories "undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse." Moore's policy statement on foreign affairs also notes: "We must remember that Israel is the United States' most important ally and partner in the Middle East and should reject agreements or policies th...

Roy Moore's misguided support for Israel Signs of the Times

What can we expect from Roy Moore on foreign policy if he's elected to be the next US senator from Alabama? It won't be good. Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is a bigot stirring misplaced fears about Sharia law in the US. He also opposes internationally recognized human rights. Comment: Here's what Moore said on Sharia law when questioned about it: "There are communities under Sharia law right now in our country. Up in Illinois. Christian communities; I don't know if they may be Muslim communities. But Sharia law is a little different from American law. It is founded on religious concepts... Well, there's Sharia law, as I understand it, in Illinois, Indiana -- up there. I don't know." Here Moore is being alarmist. To our knowledge there are no Sharia law communities in the US, and America is far from being taken over by Islam. But he is right to point out that Sharia law - or any religious law for the matter - is different from the law of any modern democracy, and thus incompatible. That in itself is not bigotry. On his campaign website for the December special election in Alabama, Moore asserts about foreign affairs: "We should not be subject to UN control and direction." The UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child would "only undermine our sovereignty as a nation, as does the very presence of the United Nations on our soil," he argues. His opposition to the UN-backed rights of the child is telling in light of the allegations he faces, including initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. Comment: Not so fast. Moore may be rightly criticized for some of his ideological or political views (see below), but so far the sexual abuse accusations against him appear to be spurious: Roy Moore case: Calls for arrest of attorney Gloria Allred over possibly forged signature in accuser's yearbookFormer Alabama mall manager says Roy Moore was not banned over harassment claimsRoy Moore caught up in Hollywood Weinstein HysteriaMother of Leigh Corfman, one of Roy Moore's accusers, has contradicted a key detail of her daughter's sexual misconduct storyMother of Roy Moore accuser: Washington Post reporters convinced my daughter to go publicRoy Moore's accusers: One worked as Hillary campaign worker, another has history of false allegations As for his opposition to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, his main objection is to UN regulations imposed externally on the US. Whether such regulations are good or bad for the American people is open to debate, but it does not follow from Moore's opposition that he does not care about the rights of children. Article 34 of the convention requires that its signatories "undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse." Moore's policy statement on foreign affairs also notes: "We must remember that Israel is the United States' most important ally and partner in the Middle East and should reject agreements or policies th...


Worth a Look I: Going Somewhere Truth About A Life in Science Public Intelligence Blog

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Going Somewhere is a dynamic autobiographical narrative about Andrew Marinos career in science. With a depth and drama that arise from personal involvement, the book explores an exceptionally wide range of science-related matters: the relation between electrical energy and life; the influence of corporate and military power on science; the role of self-interest on the part of federal and state agencies that deal with human health, especially the NIH and the FDA; the importance of cross-examining scientific experts in legal hearings; the erroneous view of nature that results when the perspective of physics is extended into biology; the pivotal role of deterministic chaos theory in at least some cognitive processes.

These matters arise in the long course of the authors scientific and legal activities involving the complex debate over the health risks of man-made environmental electromagnetic fields. The book offers far more than a solution to the contentious health issue. The story provides a portal into how science actually works, which you will see differs dramatically from the romantic notion of an objective search for truth. You will understand that science is a human enterprise, all too human, inescapably...


Global warming... in the deeps: Tremendous geothermal heat source is melting Antarctic ice sheet from below Signs of the Times

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to support a theory that the breakup of Antarctic ice may be caused in part by a massive geothermal heat source, with output close to the scale of Yellowstone National Park. A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume - a hot stream of subterranean molten rock that rises through the Earth's crust - may explain the breathing effect visible on Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land and elsewhere along the massive ice sheet. While the mantle plume is not a new discovery, the recent research indicates it may explain why the ice sheet collapsed in a previous era of rapid climate change 11,000 years ago and why the sheet is breaking up so quickly now.


"The Real Meaning of the Republicans Tax Reform" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Real Meaning of the Republicans Tax Reform"
by Bill Bonner

"Were on the 8:34am train from Baltimore, creaking through some of the junkiest parts of America on our way to New York City. The Northeast Corridor is a sad relic of the Industrial Age. It is now like a burial ground where old refrigerators, abandoned houses and derelict factories come home to die. Why are we going to New York? Glad you asked

Memento mori: Were going to meet with colleague David Stockman, who was Director of the Office of Management and Budget in President Reagans first cabinet. What gives with this tax reform plan? were going to ask. Right now, all across America, people are asking the same question. And making plans. Were among them.

To help us at $800 an hour each we had three lawyers in our office on Friday. They were experts on taxes, estates, and trusts. When you reach a certain age, you have no choice. Voices speak to you as though from a skull: What you are, I once was, goes the memento mori. What I am, yo...


This $5 Apple Pencil Hack Changed How I Use The iPad Pro Fast Company

A repurposed clip keeps Apples stylus within reach, which means youre way more likely to use it for note-taking, sketching, and more.

For much of the past six months, my Apple Pencil had been sitting on my desk, unused.

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Tuesday, 21 November


Mueller requests Justice Department documents and emails on Holder, Lynch, Obama Signs of the Times

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump's White House just expanded to President Barack Obama's White House, True Pundit has learned. Mueller's probe has also expanded into the tenures of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch in their official roles as U.S. attorney general during Obama's two terms in the White House. Mueller's team - for the first time - has requested a number of DOJ records and emails related to Holder and Lynch, including additional records linked to Obama and Valerie Jarrett, who served as Obama's senior advisor and controversial consigliere, according to federal law enforcement sources.


Market Talk- November 21, 2017 Armstrong Economics

Asia followed the strong US sentiment encouraged by better than expected data. Much of the moves however, can also be explained by increasing capital flow away from troubled areas. Mondays flow was forced after news that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a government suggesting new elections. With the Euro losing ground we did see only a small move into the Yen but saw returned demand for Asian equities. The Hang Seng returned almost 2% in todays trading, with Shanghai adding +0.6%. Both indices traded well all day but it was the Hang Seng that steadied all day closing at the days high. Very little fresh news out in Asia but money is finding its way into the market ahead of year end.

The DAX was the top performer for he core supported by solid gains in the Automobile sector. This sector appeared to take comfort following news that Angela Merkel would prefer Germany return to the polls in a bid to solidify a government; the DAX closed up near 1%. The CAC and FTSE were both around +0.4% which was an impressive performance for the UK after we saw PSBR figures adding 0.5bn more than expected. This will make tomorrow UK budget a little more interesting than was expected.

Yet more positive economic data is helping to push US stocks to greater and greater heights. Still sentiment pushes on with President Trump claiming the people will receive a huge tax cut for Christmas. Phili FED and Existing Homes Sales were both better than expected with also a support role played by an ever flatter yield curve. We are seeing values close around +0.8% firmer for the broad Russell 2k, with the NASDAQ maintaining its 1% run and the DOW and S+P both better by around +0.6%. S+P breaks record 2,600 level. Currency is the only factor that nears a little more impetus for the US and then we will start to see the power of capital flow.

2s closed 1.77% (+2bp), 10s at 2.36% (-1bp), 30s at 2.76% (-3bp), Bunds 0.35% (-1bp), France 0.66% (-3bp), Italy 1.77% (-2bp), Greece 5.19% (+5bp), Turkey 12.77% (+28bp), Portugal 1.88% (-3bp), Spain 1.47% (-3bp) and Gilts 1.27% (-2bp).


Survey: Fewer people plan to shop online on Black Friday this year Fast Company

More than 70% of respondents said they plan to celebrate Black Friday like their forefathers and spend money in brick-and-mortar shops this year, according to a new survey from Deloitte LP. While some shoppers will be spending their money online, Deloitte found that only 47% of U.S. consumers plan to buy online on Black Friday, down

More than 70% of respondents said they plan to celebrate Black Friday like their forefathers and spend money in brick-and-mortar shops this year, according to a new survey from Deloitte LP. While some shoppers will be spending their money online, Deloitte found that only 47% of U.S. consumers plan to buy online on Black Friday, down from 55% last year.

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Bitter Hillary fantasizes about leaving Earth to be president on another planet (fingers crossed Hill!) Signs of the Times

Hillary Clinton really wants to be president - even if that means blasting off from Earth to do so. The failed Democratic candidate recently talked with Now This, a liberal online news outlet, where she pined for a presidency. While discussing a variety of topics, Clinton envisioned leaving Earth and venturing Earth 2, where that planet apparently faces the same issues as the actual Earth. "We went to another planet with Hillary," the caption reads as Clinton and Now This's Nico Pitney fired off a series of topics. "People joke about Earth 2, where you are president," he told a giggling Hillary.


Ex-boyfriend of Roy Moore accuser says he doesn't find her story believable Signs of the Times

A minister who says that he dated Beverly Young Nelson at around the same time that Young claims to have been assaulted by senatorial candidate Roy Moore says that he does not believe his ex-girlfriend about the allegations. The former boyfriend, Jeff DeVine, attended high school with Young and is currently in Thailand, where he runs DeVine Ministries with his wife and twin daughters. He says that as part of his ministry, which focuses on rescuing children, he has worked with victims of rape and other trauma. A high school classmate of Nelson's who spoke to Breitbart News remembers DeVine and Nelson briefly dating around 1977. DeVine also provided a copy of his high school yearbook inscribed with a lengthy message by Nelson. The inscription was signed by "Beverly Young," using Nelson's maiden name.


Berto Jongman: Twitter to Sanction Off-Line Behavior Public Intelligence Blog

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Report: Twitter to Start Sanctioning Users for Their Offline Behavior

According to the Verge, Whats new is that Twitter now plans to do at least some monitoring of verified users offline behavior as well, to determine whether it is consistent with its rules.


Skype pulls a disappearing act on Chinese app stores Fast Company

Skype may have just joined an exclusive, yet growing, club (like The Wing!)  of internet services that are inaccessible to Chinese users. In the latest move by the Chinese government to control and monitor the flow of communication and availability of information online, The New York Times reports that Skype, Microsofts internet phone call and messaging service,

Skype may have just joined an exclusive, yet growing, club (like The Wing!)  of internet services that are inaccessible to Chinese users.

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Uber for kids service HopSkipDrive just raised more money to help it expand Fast Company

HopSkipDrive is basically an Uber-for-kids service that fills a very big need for busy parentssafe pick ups and drop offs for kids. The company has been operating in California for a few years now, but thanks to a new funding round, which added $7.5 million to their coffers ( which were already lined with $14.1 million of

HopSkipDrive is basically an Uber-for-kids service that fills a very big need for busy parentssafe pick ups and drop offs for kids. The company has been operating in California for a few years now, but thanks to a new funding round, which added $7.5 million to their coffers ( which were already lined with $14.1 million of previously raised funds) they are looking to expand, according to TechCrunch.

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America has no idea how many innocent people it's killing in the Middle East - but it's about 31 times more than it claims Signs of the Times

Sixteen years after Bush Snr launched his so-called 'war on terror' an untold number of civilians have been killed by disease, illness and by the US and UK-led military campaign In February 2003, Elliott Abrams, a US official convicted of lying to Congress over the Iran-Contra affair but cleared by President George HW Bush, spoke to the media about the impending invasion of Iraq, ordered by Bush's son. Abrams claimed in his remarks about "humanitarian reconstruction" - six priorities had driven the planning. "The first is to try to minimise the displacement and the damage to the infrastructure and the disruption of services," he said. "And the military campaign planning has had - has been tailored to try to do that, to try to minimise the impact on civilian populations." It didn't turn out that way. Sixteen years after Bush launched his so-called "war on terror", millions of people's lives have been turned upside down, Isis has been allowed to fester and spread, and Iraq is a nation at risk of fracturing apart. Moreover, an untold number of innocent civilians have been killed - by disease, illness, in gruesome tortures performed by local and foreign insurgents, and by the US and UK-led military campaign that Abrams and others vowed would be surgical.


Georges el Rif Killer Sentenced to Death Blog Baladi

Beiruts Criminal Court issued the verdict in the case of George al-Rif killing, sentencing the accused Tareq Yateem to death and acquitting his friend Lynn Haidar. Yateem was arrested after stabbing George el Rif 15 times in broad daylight and in front of dozens of bystanders following a traffic dispute.

The whole thing was caught on tape yet Yateems lawyer withdrew from the case without prior notice, claiming that Justice Minister Salim Jreissati had interfered in the case. If anything, the victims family should worry of interference to let this scumbag get away with his crime.

Nevertheless, the death sentence is still not the answer here and theres nothing the authorities can do for justice to be served, not when corruption is all around us and these killers are almost always protected by some politician or party. The only thing to do, sadly enough, is running for your life instead of getting into a fight with these people and trying to avoid them as much as possible.


How I Work Remotely When Im The Only Team Member In My Time Zone Fast Company

A remote employee shares tips for setting boundaries and communicating clearly with colleagueseven if theyre halfway around the world.

I recently had a video call with my companys director of people. She asked me, How is it feeling working in your time zone?

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Transexuality for toddlers: Gender equality comes to Sweden Signs of the Times

Sweden, a country renowned for its stance on gender equality, has launched a brochure on transsexuality aimed at toddlers. The book is about a horse that wants to be a dog and its owner who wants to be a woman. The new sex education brochure for preschoolers called "Horse and Master" has been penned by Susanne Pelger, a PhD of genetics and a teacher of biology and mathematics at Lund University.


America has no idea how many innocent people it's killing in the Middle East Signs of the Times

Sixteen years after Bush Snr launched his so-called 'war on terror' an untold number of civilians have been killed by disease, illness and by the US and UK-led military campaign In February 2003, Elliott Abrams, a US official convicted of lying to Congress over the Iran-Contra affair but cleared by President George HW Bush, spoke to the media about the impending invasion of Iraq, ordered by Bush's son. Abrams claimed in his remarks about "humanitarian reconstruction" - six priorities had driven the planning. "The first is to try to minimise the displacement and the damage to the infrastructure and the disruption of services," he said. "And the military campaign planning has had - has been tailored to try to do that, to try to minimise the impact on civilian populations." It didn't turn out that way. Sixteen years after Bush launched his so-called "war on terror", millions of people's lives have been turned upside down, Isis has been allowed to fester and spread, and Iraq is a nation at risk of fracturing apart. Moreover, an untold number of innocent civilians have been killed - by disease, illness, in gruesome tortures performed by local and foreign insurgents, and by the US and UK-led military campaign that Abrams and others vowed would be surgical.


Al Franken victim #3? New pics show him groping feminist Arianna Huffington's breasts and buttocks Signs of the Times

Newly revealed pictures show Sen. Al Franken grabbing self-described feminist Arianna Huffington on her bottom and breasts. The never-before-published images, taken for a magazine in 2000 and obtained exclusively by The Post, include a number of frames showing the former "Saturday Night Live" star grabbing the media mogul's buttocks as they pose back to back. An even more shocking snap shows the pair posing on a bed, with Franken cupping Huffington's breast with one hand. "Franken was clowning around, but it really isn't funny," said a source from the shoot. "That's his tactic, pretend like it's all a big joke. Arianna was pushing his hands away. He was groping her. There was some fun attached to it, but she wasn't enjoying it. She definitely told him to stop and pushed him away."


Improvements in African governance slowing down, says Mo Ibrahim report RSS feed from

While governance has improved in most African countries in the last 10 years, average governance improvement has slowed, says the latest Mo Ibrahim report.


British government, stop supporting Saudi mass murder of Yemenis Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

26 May 2017

There is a state of emergency in Yemens capital after a recent outbreak of cholera. John Iadarola (Host of ThinkTank), Chavala Madlena (Investigative Journalist, Filmmaker) discuss on a special episode of The Young Turks previously recorded LIVE at Oslo Freedom Forum.

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Act to stop Yemen slaughter, Corbyn tells May

Tuesday 21st November 2017

JEREMY CORBYN wrote to the Prime Minister yesterday demanding she act to end the war in Yemen as a million people stand on the brink of famine.

The Labour leader condemned the government for its role in supporting the Saudi-led invasion coalition and urged Theresa May to suspend arms sales to Riyadh and call for an immediate ceasefire through the UN.

Britain has licensed more than 3.3 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia since its bo...


Stop using private education provider in aid projects, DfID urged RSS feed from

Britain's aid ministry should stop using private for-profit education provider Bridge International Academies following criticism by MPs, says a development think-thank.


Detective gets fired for reporting fellow officer as predatory pedophile Signs of the Times

A former detective for a North Carolina police department is claiming he was silenced and fired after exposing a fellow officer as an online predator. Brent Heavner says he was conducting an online sting, posing as a 14-year-old to lure sexual predators. After the predators attempted to meet the fictional teen in person, Heavner would make the arrest. When he attracted a member of his own police force and reported it to his superiors, he says, they took no action. Instead, they fired him. "He reported that to his superiors, trusting that (the) investigation (would) be transitioned to the State Bureau of Investigations. That didn't happen," Michael Elliot, Heavner's attorney, said in a statement published by local outlet WSOCTV. They allege that when Heavener found further potential evidence of the unnamed officer's misconduct "he was again silenced, culminating in his suspension and termination."


Pro-net neutrality protests are coming to a Verizon store near you Fast Company

In the wake of yesterdays news that FCC chairman Ajit Pai plans to undo the rules that protect net neutrality, online advocates are scrambling into gear. Fight for the Future, a digital rights nonprofit advocacy coalition, has announced plans to hold nationwide protests to send a message to the FCC and lawmakers. According to the

In the wake of yesterdays news that FCC chairman Ajit Pai plans to undo the rules that protect net neutrality, online advocates are scrambling into gear. Fight for the Future, a digital rights nonprofit advocacy coalition, has announced plans to hold nationwide protests to send a message to the FCC and lawmakers. According to the group, protestors in at least eight citiesincluding Boston, Denver, New York City, and San Franciscowill congregate at a Verizon store on December 7 and then march to their lawmakers offices.

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What I Learned When Fyre Festival Hired My Startup Fast Company

One first-time entrepreneurs trial by Fyre, and the lessons he pulled from the ashes.

If there was an award for the most disastrous event of 2017, Fyre Festival would probably take the prize. Billed as Coachella for the Bahamas, the actual festival ended up resembling an episode of Lost. Youve probably read about the logistical mayhem, the performances that never happened, and all the lawsuits that followed.

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Water Bills Are Going Up, This Device Helps You Lower Them Fast Company

The Buoy tracks your water use and makes recommendations on how to lower it. If your water bill is getting prohibitive, it might be a smarter solution than just taking shorter showers.

In the middle of Californias record-breaking drought in 2015, as the state asked residents to cut water use 20%, Santa Cruz-based entrepreneur Keri Waters noticed another statistic: in a typical American house, around 10% of water used is lost to leaks. As some Californians showered less often or let their lawns turn brown, many were missing the simpler approach of fixing those leaksbecause it isnt necessarily obvious that a leak exists.

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180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents RSS feed from

One in 12 children live in countries where their prospects today are worse than those of their parents, according to the UN Children's Fund.


American College of Pediatrics: Transgenderism of children is child abuse Signs of the Times

The American College of Pediatricians issued a statement this week condemning gender reclassification in children by stating that transgenderism in children amounts to child abuse. The stories have been rampant of parents treating their little boys as girls because they "thought they identified" that way. Between you, me, and the fence-post. When I was in the second grade, I wanted to be Cindy from the Brady Bunch. Why? I have no clue! I do know that never in my adult life have I identified as, or wanted to be a woman. My parents never knew. But if they had, and fostered that silly imaginary play, they could have well guided me into something worse. It is important to note that over half of the transgender population considers suicide! I am sure that this is probably a very common occurrence for young children! Comment: In the few years society has taken a radical turn from coming to terms with accepting transgenderism in adults to actually promoting it to children as normal: 2-year-olds to be brainwashed with "transgender lessons" in UKThe gender identity concept came from a pedophile and human experimenter



Watch RT America host Lee Camp destroy the entire US Establishment narrative about RT (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

I've been in debates with establishment loyalists online where I shared undeniable video evidence of a claim I was making (Julian Assange said X, or CNN did Y, or whatever), and had it dismissed as fake news because there was a little green 'RT' logo in the corner of the footage. That's how brainwashed these people are. There is a significant percentage of the US population which, due to relentless propaganda efforts by corporate media, now reflexively shoves away everything that has anything to do with RT, without any critical thinking whatsoever. After all the mainstream media's fuss about the Trump administration's "war on the press", you'd think we would be hearing more than crickets from them as this same administration makes the shocking move of forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent. This move will force the outlet to post a disclaimer on all content, to report its activities and funding sources to the Department of Justice twice a year, and could place an unrealistic burden on all its social media activities as it submits to DOJ micromanagement. Luckily, as always, we can at least count on Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp to rip all this bullshit to shreds. Warning: the following rant contains strong language!


Was Kenneth Starr right? Should Bill Clinton have been impeached? Signs of the Times

In the longstanding liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in media coverage of his post-presidency, our 42nd president was only guilty of being a horndog, his affairs were nobody's business but his family's, and oral sex with Monica Lewinsky was a small thing that should never have put his presidency in peril. That narrative could not survive the current wave of outrage over male sexual misconduct. So now a new one may be forming for the age of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. In this story, Kenneth Starr and the Republicans are still dismissed as partisan witch hunters. But liberals might be willing to concede that the Lewinsky affair was a pretty big deal morally, a clear abuse of sexual power, for which Clinton probably should have been pressured to resign.


Report: Apple blew a two-year lead on the Amazon Echo Fast Company

When Apple releases its HomePod connected speaker early next year, itll reportedly cap off a five-year development slog that included cancellations, revivals, and redesigns. Citing unnamed sources, Bloombergs Mark Gurman reports that a group of Mac audio engineers started working on HomePod as a side project two years before Amazon would launch its Echo speaker.

When Apple releases its HomePod connected speaker early next year, itll reportedly cap off a five-year development slog that included cancellations, revivals, and redesigns. Citing unnamed sources, Bloombergs Mark Gurman reports that a group of Mac audio engineers started working on HomePod as a side project two years before Amazon would launch its Echo speaker. But as Apple pursued audio perfection, the project supposedly went through several permutations, including a prototype that was three feet tall.

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Russia: Lavrov warns against sponsoring terrorists to achieve short-term goals, like overthrowing countries Signs of the Times

Moscow has called for avoiding the practice of employing terrorists active in Syria as a quick fix to achieve short-term goals, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said addressing the students of Azerbaijan's Diplomatic Academy. According to him, the fight against international terrorism requires joint efforts by the global community. "Both Russia and Azerbaijan stand for fighting the war on terror without any double standards, so that no one could use terrorists as quick fixes in achieving some short-term goals, as we see happening in Syria and some other countries in the Middle East," the Russian top-diplomat stressed. Comment: Funding terrorist groups seems to be main tactic of the delusional western deep-state: ISIS as Instruments of Proxy War on Western Populations U.S. creation of its proxy army ISIS in Iraq and Syria part of imperial divide-and-conquer strategy for Middle East


Your Apple iPhone X may have been illegally built by high-school students Fast Company

Demand for Apples iPhone X is off the charts, and one of its suppliers may have brought in some illegal labor to meet that demand. The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that Apples Taiwan-based supplier Hon Hai Precision Industrybetter known as Foxconnhas high school students working overtime to help assemble the iPhone X. Six students told the Financial Times that they would

Demand for Apples iPhone X is off the charts, and one of its suppliers may have brought in some illegal labor to meet that demand. The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that Apples Taiwan-based supplier Hon Hai Precision Industrybetter known as Foxconnhas high school students working overtime to help assemble the iPhone X.

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WeWork leads $32M investment in ladies-only coworking space The Wing Fast Company

Cash-rich WeWork is making a strategic investment in The Wing, a high-end ladies-only coworking space, leading a $32 million round of funding. Jen Berrent, WeWork COO, says she first learned about The Wing through her wife, Caroline, a self-employed lawyer who also takes care of their young son. Unmoored from an office setting, Berrent says, her

Cash-rich WeWork is making a strategic investment in The Wing, a high-end ladies-only coworking space, leading a $32 million round of funding.

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MERKEL MUSS WEG!?? Giza Death Star

Well the few days before the American Thanksgiving holiday, and I have to admit, the news and articles have been piling into my inbox

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This Silicon ValleyStyle Meeting Can Transform Your Whole Team Fast Company

Retrospectives are common at tech companies and startups but still underused everywhere else. They shouldnt be.

It happens to high- and low-performing teams alike: The ties that bind everyone together just arent as strong as they could be. Maybe youve inherited a team thats always been sluggish and uninspired, or one thats usually steady, but the trust is eroding under pressure. Or perhaps youre just trying to take your team to the next level. Whatever the case, every team needs to reflect once in a while on what could be improved. Its human nature to be conflict-averse, but its every managers job to bring points of conflict out into the open and move forward together.

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Lethal fire in China, police arrests suspects Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from China says about itself:

18 November 2017

Nineteen people were killed and eight others injured in a house fire in Beijings southern Daxing District Saturday night, local authorities said.

From Caixin in China:

Nov 20, 2017 11:44 AM

Beijing Launches Citywide Inspections After Deadly Fire

By Cui Xiankang, Sun Liangzi, Qin Ziyi, Yu Lu and Li Rongde

Beijing authorities have launched blanket citywide inspections targeting unsafe buildings following a fatal fire in a suburb of the capital Saturday.

The fire broke out at 6:18 p.m. in Daxing district, about 10 miles south of the city center, killing at least 19 and injuring eight more, according to the official Beijing Daily.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and several people, including the landlord of the buildings, have been taken into police custody, the Beijing Daily reported, citing local police.

A grim-faced Cai Qi, Beijings Communist party secretary, appeared on Beijing TV Sunday and labeled the fire a a wake-up call. He demanded resolve to crack down on mixed-use facilities with both shops and rental homes, particularly unlicensed buildings and poorly managed industrial plants, which in addition to being safety hazards are responsible for high levels of air and water pollution.

Firefighters arrived at the scene with 34 trucks at about 6:40 p.m. and extinguished the fire around 9 p.m. They were seen carrying more than a dozen people, giving resuscitation to some before rushing them to nearby hospitals.

Most of the injured are being treated at the Daxing district hospital affiliated to...


Dystopia* in the Gaza Strip (Gideon Levy ) Tlaxcala

21/11/2017 - A human catastrophe is taking place just an hour away (from Israel); a humanitarian disaster, a horror for which Israel bears the brunt of the blame and Israel is occupied by the sexual assault ...


'Google's plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare' CLG News

'Google's plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare' | 21 Nov 2017 | Googles announcement that it is working to reduce the presence of Russian media in its news feeds has been slammed by lawmakers and political commentators as an act of aggression which will have a global impact on the freedom of speech and thought. "This is an open form of information warfare waged right now -- a bombardment, a direct aggression" against the Russian news outlets, Andrey Svintsov, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee for Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, told RT. The lawmaker explained that tweaking search results for the news category would cut off the global readership that remains interested in the Russian position on global events, calling it a "powerful blow" to the freedom of speech.


Four Ways to Improve Your Focus When You Work from Home Fast Company

Working from home can be a lot more productive than working in an office if you set some parameters.

If you want to get more done at work, consider staying at home. People who work remotely three to four days a week are more engaged with their work, according to Gallups latest State of the American Workplace report. Gone are distractions like office politics, water-cooler gossip and loud coworkers, but there are special temptations when you are saving hours a day not commuting. The television, household chores, and housemates can slow things down, making productivity a challenge when personal and business time intermingle.

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Flash floods kill 2, damage over 360 houses in central Indonesia Signs of the Times

Two people were killed and 367 houses damaged as flash floods struck West Nusa Tenggara province of central Indonesia, a government official said here Sunday. Heavy downpours were blamed for the natural disaster in four sub-districts of Lombok Timur district, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. "The flash floods hit residential areas and agricultural lands," the spokesman told Xinhua in a text message. One of the casualties was hit by a damaged building and another was swept away by currents, said Sutopo. The floods also destroyed 14 bridges and one mosque, he added.


8 Brutal Truths That Will Turn You Into A Better Person Awareness Act

In life, there are tons of brutal truths we have to face. Some people learn these things early on, and others are forced to find out the hard way.

Learning the truths listed below will help you grow as a person. We should not be mad about these things, but merely accept them and continue on with our lives. To be completely honest these are things we all know in the back of our minds but for whatever reason cannot quite grasp.

8 Brutal Truths That Will Turn You Into A Better Person:

1. No one can save you from yourself.

Sure, we all would like to believe that someone is going to come in and sweep us off of our feet. You know, make all of our problems just vanish, right? Well, that person does not exist and is not coming. Life does not work this way. You create the life you want for yourself.

2. Complaining does no good.

All complaining does is annoy other people. If something is not going how you want it to, fix it. Make changes so that you dont have to complain. Wasting your breath isnt making a difference for anyone.

3. You CANT please everyone.

No matter how hard you try there will always be someone who doesnt like you or the things you do. It is IMPOSSIBLE to please everyone, dont bother trying. Be true to yourself and be happy as who you were meant to be. Do not try to fit someone elses mold.

4. You are defined by your actions, not your thoughts.

You cannot think the problems of this world away. If you are not out there making a difference those thoughts mean nothing. The world is filled with good intentions, but sadly good intentions get us nowhere.

5. This world does not owe you anything, period.

You are not entitled to everything you think you want just because you exist. You have to work for everything in life and there is no way around it. You can either go through life feeling sorry for yourself or you can accept this and work hard to get where you want to be. That decision is yours to make.

6. No one is too busy to respond to you.

If someone is ignoring your texts or not taking your calls it is NOT because they are too busy. Sometimes people deliberately choose to ignore you and the only thing you can do in this kind of situation is STOP making excuses. Dont allow people in your life who refuse to make time for you.

7. Human beings are very selfish creatures.

We are very self-oriented beings, and in the end, we put ourselves above all else. Most people will take as much as they can from you and everyone else unless you refuse to let them get away with it. Saying NO is i...


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What To Do 30 Days, Hours, and Minutes BeforeA Brainstorming Session Fast Company

To ensure great ideas and no blank stares, follow this plan.

Its hard to come of with brilliant ideas on the spot. To make sure your team is ready to bounce around great thoughts, follow these steps to prime them in advance.

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Repair decayed teeth with bioactive glass that remineralizes teeth without fluoride Terra Forming Terra

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New York Times confirms Mumps now spread mostly by vaccinated children Terra Forming Terra

There have been specific cases for which the vaccination protocol appears to have succeeded.  What has happened though is that the protocol has been applied to a wide range of other biological disease agents as if this one protocol could always succeed.

Worse we are now learning that there is ample reason to suspect much of our so called past success was illusionary or outright fraud.  Plausible claims regarding this have been made not least because some of those events are not supported naturally.

The real success in the past century has been public hygiene.  *It really matters to have clean drinking water.  The past truly lacked just that.  We now have armies able to go anywhere, operate and not be made sick.  That was never true and we still have no vaccine for dysentery.

In the event it essentially turns out that mumps is likely extinct in the wild and we now contract it through vaccination.  Even back in the day the so called vaccine was dangerous and it nearly killed me when i was twelve.  We were injected in the midst of an outbreak no less.  How stupid..

New York Times confirms investigation: Mumps now spread mostly by vaccinated children

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Mike Adams

(Natural News) The New York Times is now confirming that Natural News has been right all along about the real cause of mumps outbreaks in America. In a bombshell article entitled, Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated, the NYT admits that vaccinated children are spreading mumps. Via the NYT: (bolding added)

Most of the recent cases occurred in outbreaks, including a large one in Arkansas, rather than as a sporadic here-a-case, there-a...

CDC Admits There is No Science Behind the Annual Flu Vaccine Humans Are Free

The VAXXED team recently interviewed Dr. Cammy Benton from North Carolina who is board certified in both Family Medicine and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Benton related that through all of her years of medical training, including 4 years in residency, that the only thing she was taught in regards to vaccines was that they were safe and effective.

She stated that they were told to discard the vaccine inserts, as they were all lawyer jargon.

She relates how doctors are taught to fear not giving vaccines, because they are taught to believe that their patients may die from some disease that is allegedly prevented by vaccines, so this puts tremendous pressure on doctors to get all of their patients vaccinated.

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. How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land Terra Forming Terra

Image: How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land

The technology exists today to make this particular scenario work out.  It naturally helps to supply a 200 family client base.

Add in robotic support for close grooming and we have a hugely productive agricultural protocol.

Integrating livestock allows close grooming of woodlands and natural grasslands as well.  Chickens are used to initially process garden lands such as shown here to produce a weed and insect suppressed growing environment.  Throw in a biochar enriched organic mulch and the soils will continuously improve.

Right now a couple can master an acre or two well enough of garden and perhaps several additional acres in orchard trees along with free range chickens and a couple of goats to suppress the understory.

This way of life will dominate human existence for the coming millennia and will be known as heaven on earth..
How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land 

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Song of Pheryllt Terra Forming Terra


Much of the material here is drawn from medieval sources inspired by the work of Virgil.  Pheryllt is the welsh form of Virgil.

However do note the immediate affinity to metal workers and alchemy as we discovered through the Kolbrin Bible which does have internal authenticity.  This work at least remembers an ancient sect of teachers or Druids who were also out of the Bronze Age tribe of global metal workers central to the Atlantean world.

Beyond that the time of Stonehenge was prior to 2500 BC and the historical knowledge of the druids time in during Roman times. Linking them is questionable but considering the concurrent Egyptian world and the natural continuity of shared scholarship as shown us with the Kolbrin, it is not impossible at all.

That we are now dredging up bits and pieces is excellent, particularly as i also have a clear grasp of the physicality of the after life and can authenticate much of the material from that aspect.


Song of the Pheryllt - who were the Mysterious Druid builders of Stonehedge?

Welsh history alludes to a very ancient and enigmatic sect of Druids that may be the very first wave of magician priests in the British Isles, even predating the Celtic Druids by hundreds or even thousands of years. Both historical documents in Wales, as well as the rhythmic poems regularly recited by the Welsh Bards, mention an obscure...


The Damaging Effects of Alcohol Consumption On The Brain Awareness Act

While we hear a lot about the dangers of illegal drugs, we dont often hear anything at all about the legal ones being pushed on us. Alcohol, for those who do not know, is extremely damaging and can wreak havoc on our bodies.

Drinking alcohol actually damages our brains. A study carried out not too long ago that was published in the BMJ actually took the time to evaluate the connection between brain issues and drinking alcohol, the findings were astonishing. Researchers followed 550 men and women for 30 years for this study and measured their brain structure and function as time passed. This showed exactly how alcohol use affected them as they aged.

According to the study itself:

Existing on a spectrum of severity, alcohol-related brain damage typically involves relatively young people, often in their 40s or 50s, meaning the more severely affected require decades of institutional care. While alcohol-related brain damage generally afflicts malnourished drinkers consuming very high levels of alcohol, some degree of potentially reversible cognitive impairment is detectable in most people starting treatment for alcohol dependence.10 Alcohol can be the primary cause of cognitive impairment in some individuals, but it is a likely contributor to the cognitive decline in many more.

You see, they were able to find that the more people drank the more atrophy occurred in the brains hippocampus. Those who drank moderately even saw an elevated risk for cognitive changes. As you may already be aware depression and alcohol are also closely linked. The findings of the study mentioned above definitely raise a lot of questions about whether current guidelines on alcohol consumption are appropriate. Even in moderation may be a bit too much.

Authors of this study pointed out that heavy chronic drinking is also linked to something known as Korsakoff syndrome and alcoholic dementia. They also did not note any protective effects from light drinking contrary to what we are most commonly told. They also hinted that alcohol may actually affect the volume of the amygdala, but more research will have to be done in regards to that. It is not yet clear how these physical brain changes reflect our brain functioning.

It is quite clear alcohol consumption may represent a very real risk factor for cognitive impairment and cause severe issues later in life. For more information on the dangers of alcohol...


2017 is wettest calendar year on record at Reno, Nevada Signs of the Times

The weather record's keep accumulating in northern Nevada. After Thursday's heavy rainfall, Reno surpassed its wettest calendar year on record, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. With a record rainfall of 0.81 inches on Thursday, Nov. 16, the total precipitation for 2017 now stands at 13.40 inches, setting a new record for the greatest precipitation total in any calendar year at Reno. This, NWS Reno says, breaks the old record from 1983, which had a total of 13.23 inches.


Jack Antonoff, Producer For Taylor Swift, Reflects On One Hell Of A Year Fast Company

Productivity tips from the guy who produced for Swift, Lorde, and St. Vincent, while working on his band Bleachers sophomore album.

2017 has been Jack Antonoffs year.

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The Multitasking Secrets Of MSNBC Anchor Joy-Ann Reid Fast Company

Pick your social media wisely.

Technology has made it a lot easier to be productive. Its incredibly helpful to be able to get little bits of information quickly. I used to have this ritual of going through the New York Times and the Washington Post [online], but now I just dont have time to do that. That would take up my whole morning. So I put specific and important reporters and people on alert so that if they post something new, I get it right away. Unfortunately Ive had to put Trump on alert as well, because he will tend to blow up our show. Twitter is really useful for that. I think social media tools are helpful, so long as you pick your social media wisely.

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Google will derank news stories from Russia Today and Sputnik Fast Company

Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt announced that Googles search engine would be deranking stories from the Kremlin-owned media properties Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, the BBC reports. The two properties have been accused of being propaganda arms of the Russian government, which U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously agree tried to

Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt announced that Googles search engine would be deranking stories from the Kremlin-owned media properties Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, the BBC reports. The two properties have been accused of being propaganda arms of the Russian government, which U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously agree tried to influence the 2016 presidential election. After announcing Google would be deranking RT and Sputnik, Schmidt said:

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When Smoke Detectors Fail: How to Keep Yours Up to Date The Fifth Column

(TFC)  Youre cooking a feast, when, suddenly, smoke begins billowing from the oven. You scream, realizing youve let the casserole cook for too long, and throw open the oven door to extinguish the flames. Though the situation is over as quickly as it began, one thing that doesnt happen is your smoke detector going off, even though its located right in the next room. If this had been a true emergency, this failed smoke detector could have had far more serious consequences.

On a Schedule

Smoke detectors save lives and buy you time, plain and simple. Fortunately, they rarely need to be used, but it is critical that they work properly in case they are ever needed. Proper upkeep of your smoke detectors is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your familys safety. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends testing your smoke detectors at least once a month and replacing the batteries at least twice a year.

An easy way to remember to test your smoke detectors is to set up a reminder on your smartphone to go off on the first of every month. A good rule of thumb for changing the batteries is to do it whenever you change your clocks from daylight time to standard time, and vice versa. Obviously, if your detector is hard-wired, you dont need to worry about replacing the batteries, but you definitely still need to test the detector at least once a month to ensure the detector is working properly, and all wiring is still functional.

Time for a Change

Since smoke detectors are usually out of reach, they are often forgotten about. With your monthly reminder to test them, ensuring they are working properly is much easier. However, even if they pass the self-check, all smoke detectors need to be replaced at least every ten years. Over time, the sensors which detect the smoke can deteriorate and become less sensitive....


Pictures from the Lebanese War by Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer Bill Foley Blog Baladi

Im always on the lookout for pictures from the Lebanese Civil war and my latest finding is Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Bill Foley. I remember seeing a couple of Foley pictures online in past years but I never looked at his website for some reason.

Foleys work was included in a number of books and was shown in museums and galleries in New York, Cairo, Beirut and numerous cities in Europe. Foleys portfolio includes three albums from Lebanon:

Sabra Chatilla Massacre Beirut 1982 Pulitzer series
USMC in Beirut 1982-1983

Im only sharing a couple of shots. You can check out the rest on his website [here].

Marines come shore at Green Beach,1983. Photo Credits: Bill Foley Christian Militaman stands in road, Ashrefiyeh, East Beirut. 1981.
Photo Credits: Bill Foley...


KejRaj -- Return of the Republic Operation Disclosure

Source: Era of Light

Return of the Republic

Greetings friends, it is I KejRaj(KayRy). The information expressed here is that of my perspective my point of view. For all truth awaits you in your heart. We hope you feel our light and love in this message.

All is moving forward, and fast. Stop and feel the vibrations, feel the intensity of the new light that is cleansing all of Earth. Breath now, breath freely, for all that we have spoken of, all that we have hoped for, all that we have heard about is NOW UNFOLDING.

Ascension is moving forward at full speed. The light is increasing here on Earth by the second, there are no more stops, no more sitting around and waiting, no more holding back for nothing.

One of the things many have been looking for is the Global Currency Reset and NESARA. And these too are to be announced shortly. But as we have said in the past what happens in America affects the world. This still stands. There were some who have claimed that the rest of the world may move forward and leave America in the dark if the American government does not play along. False information then and now.

All nations are about to be set free. But it has started here in America, this is her destiny, and it shall be fulfilled in the coming days and weeks. The Republic is to be returned to the people. This process is in full swing, and no thing can stop it.

The cabal are breathing heavy now. They have been cornered, some are being cuffed for later prosecution, while others are being neutralized on the spot. The game is over.

You may be grateful to the Galactics for this, the Spiritual Hierarchy, your cousins from Inner Earth. And for America, you can be grateful to your current U.S president. He too is playing a major role on ridding America of cabal. It is our understanding that this current president has met with the Ascended Master known to you as Saint Germain.



The FCC wants to completely obliterate net neutrality rules Fast Company

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is going to unveil his plans today to neuter the net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration, Politico reports. The FCCs plans under Pai would see: the abandonment of plans that would have prohibit ISPs from slowing or blocking web traffic to particular sites the scrapping of the

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is going to unveil his plans today to neuter the net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration, Politico reports. The FCCs plans under Pai would see:

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Declassified Files Reveal Govt Plot to Carry Out Soviet False Flag Attacks in US to Start War Humans Are Free

Declassified top secret documents reveal plans for the US to obtain Soviet aircraft and use them to attack Americans as a pretext to start a war.

by Matt Agorist, guest writer

As the deep state continues to push the Russian election interference narrative with no concrete evidence the damage to US-Russia relations continues to grow.

Sadly, those who continue to buy the Russiagate conspiracy theory have forgotten the US governments history when it comes to propaganda used to start wars and bolster the military-industrial complex.

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