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Wednesday, 15 November

01:50

Chile to choose a pedal boat captain* (Luis Casado) Tlaxcala

14/11/2017 - The French philosopher Michel Feher has just published a book (Le temps des investis. Essai sur la nouvelle question sociale) in which he analyses the way in which capitalism's centre of gravity has displaced ...

01:42

Live Video Presentation: Grand Jury Resistance : November 21, 8 pm Eastern Time CrimethInc.

Resisting the Standing Rock grand jury.

On November 21, at 8 pm Eastern Time, we will broadcast our third live video presentation, in which an experienced legal support worker will explain what grand juries are, how they work, and how to resist themthen answer any questions you have. View the video here on this page or via facebook.com/CrimethIncDotCom.

This follows up our earlier presentations, An Overview of the J20 Prosecution and The RNC 8, Standing Rock, and J20 Cases.

Over the course of 2017, anarchists and radicals have actively resisted grand juries from Standing Rock to North Carolina. Its vital to learn what a grand jury is and what tools of resistance our communities have against them. This presentation is intended to demystify a legal process that relies on secrecy, paranoia, and suspicion as a means to tear apart communities and resistance movements. One of our strongest weapons against this particular tactic of state repression is knowledgealongside bold acts of solidarity!

Tune in to learn about the grand jury process, its legacy of repression, and how you can support resistance to grand juries.

01:39

Post-9/11 war debt will cost US $8 trillion in interest alone! Signs of the Times

The cost of America's global war on terror has yet to be reckoned with, and there's a very good reason for that. By and large, the US has not been paying for all of these wars, but rather has been borrowing to pay for the conflict. In the long run that's going to be expensive. Paying off the war is going to mean not only paying the prices of the conflict but the massive interest accrued in borrowing the cost of those wars.

01:38

(Video) Behind Closed Doors, Trump and Putin Discuss the Digital Currency Reset Operation Disclosure



Published on Nov 13, 2017


BREAKING Following the failure of arranging a formal meeting, Trump & Putin meet without fanfare or reporters! What did they discuss on the fly. Putin revealed it was the Digital Economy. Did they discuss the inner-workings of the currency reset? Heres that info!

01:36

Mass stranding of 10 sperm whales in Sumatra, Indonesia; 4 die Signs of the Times

Four sperm whales were reported to have died Tuesday following a mass stranding on a beach on the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. A group of 10 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) was spotted on Ujong Kareung beach in Aceh province on Monday morning, according to WWF-Indonesia, which has been monitoring attempts to rescue the animals. Officials from the Navy, fisheries ministry and local government deployed teams and worked with residents and NGOs to try to push and tow the stranded whales back out into deeper water. Two of the whales were reportedly injured, while the others risked suffocation and organ failure from being stuck in shallow waters for too long, according to Arman, a veterinarian from the Center for Wildlife Studies at the Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital.

01:34

How a Failed Drug War Will Defeat Trumps Afghanistan Adventure MintPress News

After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trumps White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying in Afghanistan to fight and so they insist win. The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might, said the president in August, trumpeting his virtual declaration of war on the Taliban. Overturning Barack Obamas planned (and stalled) drawdown in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced that the Pentagon would send 4,000 more soldiers to fight there, bringing American troop strength to nearly 15,000.

In October, as that new mini-escalation was ramping up, the CIA leaked to the New York Times news of a complementary covert surge with lethal drone strikes and highly experienced Agency paramilitary teams being dispatched to hunt and kill Taliban guerrillas, both ordinary fighters and top officials. This is unforgiving, relentless, intoned CIA Director Mike Pompeo, promising a wave of extrajudicial killings reminiscent of the Agencys notorious Phoenix Program during the Vietnam War. CIA paramilitary officers, reported the Times, will lead Special Forces operatives, both Afghan and American, in expanded counterterrorism operations that, in the past, have been accused of indiscriminately killing Afghan civilians. In short, its game on in Afghanistan.

After 16 years of continuous war in that country, the obvious question is: Does this new campaign have any realistic chance of success, no less victory? To answer that, another question must be asked: How has the Taliban managed to expand in recent years despite intensive U.S. operations and a massive air campaign, as well as the endless and endlessly expensive training of Afghan security forces? After all, the Afghan War is not only the longest in U.S. history, but also one of the largest, peaking at 101,000 American troops in country during President Obamas surge of 2010-2011.

 

Thinking About the Taliban

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01:31

Enough they cried out in Unison ! blogfactory

The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid a catastrophe.

Ten years on and nothing done

20 million starving to death: inside the worst famine since World War.

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Greek Crisis: 400,000 Jobless and 20,000 Homeless

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Commission Quarterly Review shows the EU labour market and social situation continues to deteriorate. Greece is among the countries exhibiting the most disappointing data. The Quarterly Review indicates that although member states have continued to implement active labour market policies and measures to reduce the gap between temporary and permanent contracts, wide disparities in employment terms and conditions still remain a challenge within many countries, overall affecting the social coherence in the EU.

The European Commission review, published in the Quarterly EU Employment and Social Situation Review, reveals that the gap between the South and the North is increasing. Unemployment is rising mostly in those countries that have received bailout aid, with more and more young people willing to flee their homelands and go abroad to find better job prospects: among those aged 15-35: 64% Greek, 67% Spanish and Irish and 57% Portuguese.

One of the worst findings of the review is that 400,000 more people have lost their jobs in Greece resulting in a deteriorating quality of life. 660,000 jobs in Spain, 210,000 in Portugal and 180,000 in our neighboring Italy vanished.

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01:27

22 men indicted for illicit sex from minors in Brentwood human trafficking operation Signs of the Times

An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Brentwood Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper has resulted in mostly felony indictments for 22 men in a targeted effort to identify individuals attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors. "Yet again, our collaborative effort proves human trafficking is happening every day in communities across Tennessee," said Jason Locke, Deputy Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. "For years, our state has led the way in fighting this injustice, and we won't stop doing whatever we can to send the message that it has to stop." During the first three days of the operation in early October, two female TBI Agents posed as individuals offering sex on Backpage.com. During the course of the resulting text or phone conversations, the Agents identified themselves as 14 and 16 years old. Those who were undeterred and still traveled to the location to meet for the purpose of illicit sex included a computer programmer, automotive engineer, construction worker, and a chef.

01:25

Israel is seeking a 'leadership role' of the Sunni bloc as it agitates for war with Iran Signs of the Times

Leaked cable shows Israel told diplomats to support Saudi Arabia's war of words with Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah Israel has instructed its overseas embassies to lobby their respective host countries in support of Saudi Arabia and its apparent efforts to destabilise Lebanon, a recently leaked diplomatic cable shows. The cable appears to be the first formal confirmation of rumors that Israel and Saudi Arabia are colluding to stoke tensions in the region. Sent by the Israeli foreign ministry and disclosed by Israel's Channel 10 news this week, the cable demanded that diplomats stress Iran and Hezbollah's engagement in "regional subversion". Comment: See: Leaked Israeli diplomatic cable reveals Saudi-Israeli plans to provoke war with Iran and demonize Hezbollah That closely echoes accusations Riyadh leveled against Tehran and the Lebanese faction in recent days. Analysts have noted that diplomatic moves by Israel to intervene directly in a seemingly internal Arab matter are "very rare".

01:21

Bizarre sounds heard in Louisiana sky Signs of the Times

Strange sounds from sky November 4, 2017:

01:18

29 states pass a gag order on local seed laws, in favor of big agriculture Signs of the Times

States like Oregon, California, Texas, Montana and Iowa just simultaneously nuked the ability to have seed laws. Claws of Big Ag found puppeteering legislators. With little to no fanfare at all, the states passed "seed preemption laws" that essentially shut down public discourse on seeds laws - including the use of genetically engineered crops. There is consternation that the move was "designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs" since in many parts of the country those crucial decisions are only the state's to make. Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance stated:

01:16

Indonesian Instagrammer Faces Prison Time for Meme The Fifth Column

(HRW)  Dyann Kemala Arrizzqis Instagram feed is filled with her travel photos, demonstrations of her prowess at traditional Balinese dance poses, and wry memes. But now the content of her Instagram feed may get her sent to an Indonesian prison.

Thats because police in Jakarta arrested her last week for posting an Instagram meme in September that purportedly violates the defamation article of Indonesias Internet Law and the Criminal Code, which allows for prosecution under criteria including ruining ones good name. The meme in question was a photoshopped picture of Setya Novanto, the speaker of Indonesias House of Representatives and chairman of the powerful Golkar party, showing him in a hospital bed hooked up to a respirator and heart monitor.

The Novanto meme is one of several that have circulated on social media in Indonesia that publicly ridicule the speakers reaction to corruption allegations leveled against him involving a massive graft case concerning US$175 million of lost state revenues. Suggesting that Novanto was unfit to be the target of the corruption probe, Golkar circulated a photo of him in a hospital bed suffering from apparent heart and kidney problems. That initial image has now sparked a host of copycat memes mocking the speaker.

Although a Jakarta court dismissed the corruption charges against Novanto last month, he has continued to respond to these memes by reporting a total of 68 Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter account holders for criminal defamation, including Arrizzqi. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of four years in prison. Police have yet to file charges against other individuals who Novanto has reported.

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00:59

Missing 411: Alabama 3-year-old found after local hero drives 2 hours to search for her Signs of the Times

An Alabama man was dubbed a hero after he traveled two hours to search for a missing 3-year-old girl he found in the woods Friday. Eric Gilbreath, 37, of Cullman told WHNT that when he heard Serenity Dawn Sanders went missing Thursday his heart "just fell out on the floor." Gilbreath knew the little girl personally because his son and Serenity have the same mother. The toddler vanished after the girl's mother left her outside for a moment with their new puppy, The Cullman Tribune reported. When the woman returned outside, the puppy and Serenity were gone.

00:31

(Video) Trump-Mueller Sting: 300 High-Level PizzaGate Indictments Operation Disclosure



Published on Nov 13, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed an astonishing 294 sealed indictments to Federal Courts around the U.S. against high-level pedophiles operating within Hollywood and D.C. This is unprecedented and may be the biggest sting operation in American history.

Also...Trump vows to expose Seth Rich's killers. David Zublick unseals the truth in this special report!

00:31

Longest sauropod dinosaur trackway discovery Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

3 September 2012

Huge sauropods footprints from the late Jurassic plus tridactyls trackways Plagne, French Jura150 millions years ago!

From CNRS in France:

Worlds longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light

November 13, 2017

In 2009, the worlds largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of excavations at the site has uncovered other tracks, sprawling over more than 150 meters. They form the longest sauropod trackway ever to be found. Having compiled and analyzed the collected data, which is published in Geobios, scientists from the Laboratoire de Gologie de Lyon (CNRS / ENS de Lyon / Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University), the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (CNRS / Universit Clermont Auvergne / Universit Jean Monnet / IRD), and the Pterosaur Beach Museum conclude these tracks were left 150 million years ago by a dinosaur at least 35 m long and weighing no less than 35 t.

In 2009, when sauropod tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne near Lyon the news went round the world. After two members of the Oyonnax Naturalists Society spotted them, scientists from the Paloenvironnements et Palobiosphre research unit (CNRS / Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University) confirmed these tracks were the longest in the world. Between 2010 and 2012, researchers from the Laboratoire de Gologie de Lyon supervised digs at the site, a meadow covering three hectares. Their work unearthed many more dinosaur footprints and trackways. It turns out the prints found in 2009 are part of a 110-step trackway that extends over 155 m a world record for sauropods, which were the largest of t...

00:28

New allegations of sexual assault on 16 year old waitress are false claims republican nominee Roy Moore Signs of the Times

11:15 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama "should step aside" in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. McConnell spoke to reporters Monday after visiting a plant in Kentucky. He says he believes the women who were quoted in a Washington Post story about Moore's past relationships with them as young women. Previously McConnell had said Moore should step aside if the allegations were proven true. He says Republicans are looking at a write-in option in Alabama. 12:56 p.m. Alabama Republican Roy Moore says it's Mitch McConnell who should quit, not him. Moore is responding to McConnell, the Senate majority leader, who says he believes Moore's accusers and thinks he should drop out of the race for Senate. At issue is a Washington Post story saying Moore had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and pursued romantic relationships with other teenage girls decades ago. Moore says on Twitter: "The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp."

00:28

Mark Taylor: Mind Boggling Treasonous Acts Exposed and Punished Operation Disclosure

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mind Boggling Treasonous Acts Exposed and Punished Mark Taylor

By Greg Hunter On November 5, 2017

Source: NESARA News

See also: http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-enemy-turns-and-devours-one-another.html



By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

Former firefighter Mark Taylor, author of the popular book The Trump Prophecies, correctly predicted President Donald Trump would win the 2016 election. The day after Trumps historic win, Taylor predicted there were going to be military style tribunals to clean up the massive corruption in Washington. Now, with revelations of bribes by Russian agents given to the Obama Administration in a shady uranium deal, a rigged primary by Hillary Clinton and an Obama Administration plot to destroy Trump, revealed in a new book, is there any wonder why former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is calling this the biggest political corruption scandal in U.S. history.

Against this backdrop, the military tribunals predicted by Taylor do NOT look farfetched now.

Taylor says, The Lord started working with me about two or three weeks before the election. He kept telling me theres going to be military style tribunals because the length, the depth and the scope of this corruption goes big, its going to boggle peoples minds. I cant believe how big this is. Folks, put your seat belts on, this is going to be going on for years. These military style tribunals are going to have to take place because this thing is so big that, right now, were just scratching the surface. . . . Its going to take military style tribunals to handle this because these are treasonous acts that are taki...

00:27

Democratic Victories Reinforce Partys Non-progressive Wing MintPress News

Analysis Last Tuesday, the media rejoiced after a series of local elections as well as two governorships were won by Democrats, an outcome that was widely interpreted as representing a broad repudiation of the Republican party and current president, Donald Trump. The Democratic party, having been soundly defeated last year in the November election and marked by internal schisms in its wake, now seems to be on the rise apparently bolstered by Trumps low approval ratings.

Though the series of wins may be interpreted as a win for the American left by much of the media, there is evidence that the result of this recent election is hardly the boon it has been made out to be. Indeed, since last years election, the Democrats have been widely criticized for their failure to take responsibility for why they lost last year namely ignoring their base, particularly its progressive wing, in favor of its wealthy donors. Instead of taking responsibility, the party has made its general strategy to focusing on Trump forming the so-called resistance and harping upon Russiagate as supposed proof that last years electoral defeat was not the partys fault.

By praising these ultimately divisive and troubling tactics as having led to the partys minor wins last week, the media is suggesting that these methods are not only sound but effective, promising the American left and the general public more of the same from the Democratic party. Just as troubling is the fact that the two most touted of all of last weeks victories the two governorships in New Jersey and Virginia resulted in wins for two candidates that are hardly the repudiation of Trump and victory for the left and progressives that they are being made out to be.

 

Wall Street executive turned New Jersey progressive

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00:23

BATR: Political Toadies and a Broken Down System Operation Disclosure

Political Toadies and a Broken Down System

All the Statesmen are dead. The worst of society rise to the top of the food chain. Habitual liars run for civic office and the most skilled prevaricator gain seniority. The shyster class runs roughshod over the jurisprudences for the benefit of the enablers of the corrupt criminal syndicate. Alas, public meetings still start with the pledge of allegiance, but the words no longer have meaning the Republic is officially dead. The emperor in chief needs no consent to wage war; he is above all sanction. Mourning over the corpse will only get you on the no fly list.

Celebrate with your other comrades and political lackeys, you won. The last of the free sovereign citizens are scheduled to report for a re-education camp. The only growth industry left is the incarceration compound. Coordination among private prisons, state and federal jails and FEMA complexes run on railroad time. Cattle car conversions with natural air conditioning should suffice, the sheeple always follows the leader. Mixing different breeds of animals in the same cage is kosher, in this "TC" environment.

Make merry and rejoice with the privileged, they really know how to party. All ass-kissers have a place at this table. The screams of delight drown out the howls of the broken. The round table of loyal servants has no sharp edges. The establishment tolerates only uniformity. The government serves the corporatists and the banksters, while the masses pay tribute to the state. The raw order of sheer power rings from all the towers. That crack in the old Liberty Bell widens and the ringer removed so no one can hear the sounds of the past.

No need to be depressed, others are enjoying this replay in the joy of terror. No secrets are too insignificant, if it involves the privacy of the individual, while, no lie is too big to be repeated if it makes excuses for the police state. Ha, Ha, Ha, the joke is on you.

Thanks to I Own the World, a little comic relief parody video, The Wanda Sykes' Obama Roast - If She Wasn't a Toady, bring smiles to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Soetoro. Too bad the harsh reality of the Obama administration gives serious observers little to laugh about.

Remember that...

00:00

KINDLE: Reflections Philosophy of Intelligence Public Intelligence Blog

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Our legitimately-elected President is severely handicapped by a secret intelligence community that is a complete failure across the board. As General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret.) has said, when he was fighting two wars and twelve joint task force actions, he got, at best, 4% of what he needed to know from the cesspool we call the Intelligence Community.

Our President cannot defeat the Deep State, govern, reduce the size of the federal government by 50%, or restore peace and prosperity at home and abroad, without an effective national intelligence community. This short paper is a starting point for anyone who wants to get it right.

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Tuesday, 14 November

23:55

Russia and India's changing relationship: time to reboot for our multi-polar Signs of the Times

This year - 2017- Russia and India are celebrating their 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. Both countries are organizing host of cultural programmes, film festivals and exchange visits among top officials to commemorate this historic event. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the September 2017 BRICS summit held in Xiamen city, China. The two premiers discussed several aspects of the bilateral relationship, including cooperation in oil and natural gas sector. Back in June this year, Modi made an official state visit to Russia in which it was agreed, among other things, the two nations will build an "Energy Bridge" to expand the scope of bilateral relations in all areas of energy-nuclear, hydrocarbon, hydel and renewable energy sources and in improving energy efficiency. Comment: Meanwhile in the US, rather than considering cooperation with Russia (and the rest of the world) leaders and their lackeys are spending much of their time concocting hysterical tales about Russia: In the Absence of Evidence of Russian Collusion and 'Hacking', Congress Makes It Up The Russia-India friendship has always drawn overwhelming international media, precisely Western media, attention for the latter had a special relationship with the erstwhile Soviet Union during the Cold War era. Even today, most political and strategic experts from India proclaim Russia-India relationship is nothing less than a 'strategic alliance'. Similarly, a considerable number of scholars and experts from Russia advocate the same line of thinking; however, this does not apply to the Putin administration during his ongoing presidential tenure. Russia, at present, is taking up a realist foreign policy stance to steadfastly regain its super-power status on the world-stage, least within Eurasia.

23:54

A Telling Comparison: Israel versus North Korea Dissident Voice

from Al-Monitor

Missing from corporate media accounts is what causes the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK aka North Korea) to be singled out for opprobrium for what, essentially, is developing a deterrent against any entity that would attack it.

A comparison with how the United Nations deals with North Korea vis--vis another member state state, Israel, is instructive.

Israel occupies Palestinian territory; destroys Palestinian olive groves and poisons Palestinian sheep; sprays Palestinian homes with sewage; sabotages Palestinian water supplies; cuts off power to Palestine; terrorizes Palestinians for hours at checkpoints, including the sick, infirm, and pregnant women, some who are forced to give birth at the checkpoints; stops fishermen from earning a living from the sea; shells hospitals, schools, and playgrounds; blows up kids on beaches; and commits myriad other war crimes. Israel has nuclear weapons and ICBMs. The last point is the only one that North Korea shares with Israel.

Yet only North Korea is vociferously criticized and sanctioned by the US and its allies. Is this fair?

And is it just that North Korea is bullied and sanctioned for developing a self-defense?

Creation

Israel was brought into existence by the UN granting Palestinian land from Mandate Palestine to Jews, who happened to be mainly migrant Jews from another continent Europe.

North Korea was created by World War II victors, predominantly the United States, splitting a country into two halves. Thereby, one ethnic group was separated from the other by a border.

Occupation

Whereas the Koreans are indigenous to Korea, Americans are occupying the territory of many Indigenous nations, as are Jewish Israelis (with the exception of Mizrahi Jews) occupying Arab territories.

Israel signifies a situation whereby one group of outsiders was favorably positioned by the UN to carry out an occupation of an Indigenous people.

The DPRK signifies a situation where a people indigenous to a territory were separated from kin by an outside entity. The self-determination of Koreans was not respected.

Notably, the US...

23:46

Homeland Security Team Remotely Hacked, Took Control of, a Boeing 757 Signs of the Times

A team of government, industry and academic officials successfully demonstrated that a commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked in a non-laboratory setting last year, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said Wednesday at the 2017 CyberSat Summit in Tysons Corner, Virginia. "We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration," said Robert Hickey, aviation program manager within the Cyber Security Division of the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate

23:45

Owl: Open Secret The Film Buried by Hollywood Public Intelligence Blog

Who? Who?

Child abuse documentary Hollywood didnt want you to see goes viral

The film An Open Secret died upon release in 2015, but is seeing a renewed interest online amid a cascade of allegations against Hollywoods elite

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23:32

DHS Plans Outdoor Biological Drill For 2018 On Border Of Oklahoma and Kansas, Spurring Protest Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel Residents living in Newkirk, Oklahoma, and Kansas at the border are worried after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans...

23:30

John Caputo with Sarah Westall: Truth Shocking, Traumatic, Paradigms, & Frameworks Plus List of Reviews Public Intelligence Blog

Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: I recommended Dr. Caputo to Sarah, as I have recommended Parag Khanna and others I consider Sarah a business professor to be among the best of the searchers for truth on the YouTube circuit. Dr. Caputo is the foremost thinker I know at the intersection of reailty, science, and faith which does matter, very much. Pursuing heretical notions is an essential foundation for arriving at the truth in the face of closed minds. He specially condemns the use of conspiracy theory discrediting and the attacks on fake news (a form of witch hunt). This video should be required study for all who aspire to be anything but most especially, intelligence officers, military officers, civil servants, corporate executives, and academic instructors.

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23:24

14-year-old Jason Pero killed by deputy on Lake Superior Chippewa reservation Signs of the Times

A mother is desperate for information after her 14-year-old son was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy on a Lake Superior Chippewa reservation. Eighth-grader Jason Ike Pero was killed Wednesday morning at Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin. The details of what happened are still somewhat unclear. According to a news release from the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened after deputies responded to a call about a male subject "walking around Maple Street carrying a knife."

23:15

Mother of Roy Moore accuser: Washington Post reporters convinced my daughter to go public Signs of the Times

Birmingham, ALABAMA - The mother of Leigh Corfman, who says that Alabama Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14, told Breitbart News that the Washington Post worked to convince her daughter to give an interview about the allegations against Moore. Speaking by phone to Breitbart News on Saturday, Corfman's mother, Nancy Wells, 71, further stated that her daughter would not have come forward if it weren't for The Post reporter's alleged actions. Corfman went public with her accusations against Moore in a Washington Post interview published last week in which she alleged that Moore attempted to initiate sexual contact with her in 1979 when she was 14. Three other women between the ages of 16 and 18 claim that when Moore was in his 30s, he attempted to court them or that he dated them. The current age of consent in Alabama is 16. Moore has strongly denied the accusations. He has questioned the timing of The Post's story, which was dropped mere weeks before the December 12 election.

23:13

FLASHBACK: Plaintiffs file Motion for Protection in DNC fraud lawsuit citing series of "suspicious events" Signs of the Times

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, lawyers for the plaintiffs in the DNC fraud lawsuit filed a Motion for Order of Protection to the U.S. District Court in Florida following three disturbing incidents that recently occurred in orbit of the lawyers and plaintiffs involved in the ongoing, high-stakes litigation. The lawsuit, a class action filed by Jared Beck and Elizabeth Lee Beck last summer, seeks damages for Democratic Party donors and voters duped by the party's fraudulent 2016 primary. Counsel for the Democrats argued on April 25, 2017 in favor of their Motion to Dismiss, insisting that Federal Judge William J. Zloch throw out the case because the Party has the right to choose its nominee behind closed doors, in smoke-filled rooms, regardless of the results of primary contests. In addition to the Party, the lawsuit names disgraced former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz as a Defendant. Following her resignation as DNC chair, Schultz has been the subject of intensifying scrutiny related to this lawsuit and another blasting the DNC's grotesque compensation practices under her leadership. D.C. Capitol Police are also investigating a massive data breach committed by her former IT staffers, who have since fled the country. Meanwhile, uncertainty lingers as the homicides of DNC data director and potential witness Seth Rich, and Miami Federal Prosecutor Bheranton J. Whisenant Jr. remain unsolved.

23:09

Lindsey Buckingham's abusive behavior detailed in Stevie Nicks' new book Signs of the Times

Stevie Nicks was nervous. It was 1973, and the then-25-year-old singer and her guitarist boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham were posing for the cover of their first album, "Buckingham Nicks." Their record label had asked the duo to look "sexy," and the bookish Nicks was already feeling self-conscious when the photographer told her to remove her diaphanous white blouse. She didn't want to do it. Buckingham lost it. "Don't be a f-king child," the then-24-year-old guitarist snapped. "This is art!" Stevie Nicks, now 69, is often referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll," with more than 40 top-50 hits to her credit, both as part of the supergroup Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist. But according to "Gold Dust Woman" (St. Martin's Press, out Nov. 21) - a new biography by Stephen Davis - she did it all despite Buckingham's bullying and abuse.

23:09

Indonesian police shoot two men armed with bows and arrows suspected of burning down police complex Signs of the Times

Indonesian police shot dead two men suspected of burning down a police station complex in a jihadist-inspired attack after they fired at them with bows and arrows, officials said on Monday. All the main buildings at the police headquarters in Dharmasraya regency in West Sumatra were burned to the ground in Sunday's attack. There were no casualties. "We are investigating links between the fire and the two terrorists who were killed," said national police spokesman Rikwanto, adding that a jihadist message was found scrawled on a piece of paper on one of the suspects.

23:05

Preparing For EU Collapse (Ral Ilargi Meijer) Tlaxcala

14/11/2017 - If there is one thing the Spain vs Catalonia conflict reminds us of, it has got to be Turkey. And that is a much bigger problem for the EU than it realizes. First of all, Brussels can no longer insist ...

23:00

FBI seeks Senate documents into sale of fetal tissue a year after being informed Signs of the Times

The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue. Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in its final investigative report to show abortion providers had transferred tissue and body parts from aborted fetuses to firms for use in research by charging dollar amounts above their actual costs.

22:57

Florida Court Strikes Down Front-Yard Edible Gardens for Miami Shores Activist Post

By Jason Erickson Apparently the right to feed yourself and your family is indeed not a fundamental one, as a Florida attorney previously declared. A...

22:46

Nepal scraps $2.6bn dam deal with Chinese contractors RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Nepal has scrapped a $2.6bn, 1,200 Mw hydropower deal with Chinas Gezhouba Group, citing lack of transparency and legal requirements.

22:44

Grenfell fire survivors and billionaires in Kensington, London Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from London, England says about itself:

13 September 2017

Only two people made it out alive from the 23rd floor the very top of the Grenfell tower on June 14th. This is their story.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Super rich Kensington and Chelsea thousands of empty properties and only 26 Grenfell families rehoused

IN 21st century Britain, in the richest borough in London, working class children are being diagnosed with diseases and ailments that belong in the slums of the 19th century.

These are the shocking findings revealed in a report compiled by the Labour MP for Kensington and Chelsea, Emma Dent Coad, a report she compiled in the wake of the Grenfell Tower block fire that killed an estimated 80 people.

The report is a damning document that shows the true extent of poverty rife in the borough sitting alongside the obscene wealth of the oligarchs and super-rich who own properties in Chelsea and Kensington.

The report After Grenfell reveals that multiple children were hospitalised with hypocalceamic shock, a condition caused by a lack of calcium. One child in the borough has recently been diagnosed with rickets, the old Victorian disease caused by malnutrition, while adults...

22:41

Republican megadonor and Zionist Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon Signs of the Times

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the GOP's most prominent megadonor, is publicly breaking with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon over his efforts to oust Republican incumbents in 2018. "The Adelsons will not be supporting Steve Bannon's efforts," said Andy Abboud, an Adelson spokesman. "They are supporting Mitch McConnell 100 percent. For anyone to infer anything otherwise is wrong." The public pronouncement comes about a month after Adelson met with Bannon in Washington.

22:25

I'm feeling lucky: Google Is being investigated by Missouri Attorney General Signs of the Times

The state of Missouri is gearing up for a legal battle with Google. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said Monday that his office is investigating the search giant over allegations that it violated the state's various consumer-protection and antitrust laws. Hawley's office sent Google a subpoena on Monday morning demanding "documents and information" about its business practices, Hawley said during a press conference broadcasted on his professional Facebook page (and not the Google-owned YouTube, it should be noted). Although Google has a standard 30-or-60 day period to respond to the request, it could potentially contest the subpoena, Hawley said. "This is not a request if they feel like it," Hawley said. "It is a legal obligation that they comply, and I would strongly counsel them to do so in an expeditious manner."

22:22

Clinton Foundation facing financial meltdown Signs of the Times

It should come as little surprise to see a new report detailing how the slush fund Clinton Foundation is now under severe financial strain after the world's largest corporations are ending their contributions to the "charity." And why would anyone in their right mind give a cent to the foundation which was merely a money laundering operation built on the Clinton's influence and access in Washington DC? Now that the presidential loser Hillary Clinton, is not sitting in the White House, the Clinton Foundation has no service to offer its "contributors." A new report by the International Business Times suggests the Clinton Foundation is facing a severe financial downturn after the world's largest corporations ended all contributions to the slush fund "charity."

22:12

Hollywood: No surprise that industry that peddles filth is filthy on the inside Signs of the Times

Alex, let's go with the category, "Things that I Already Knew" for $1,000. If news headlines about Hollywood were an episode of Jeopardy, the categories might be: Actresses Harvey Weinstein Didn't Try to Sleep With Pedophiles and Perverts Drug addicts and Dope Dealers Sex On Screen Who Said What Curse Words? Who's Your Daddy Name That Addict Crimes That Didn't Get Time

22:12

Why Giving Robots (Objects) Citizenship Is Crazy Activist Post

By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani explains why giving robots citizenship is crazy. Is it to tax them? Is it to marry them?...

22:09

The richest 1% own 'own more than half of global wealth' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The worlds richest one per cent own more than everyone else, according to a new Credit Suisse report.

22:09

Schoolboy who murdered his teacher boasted that he would kill her "for 10" on Facebook Signs of the Times

A schoolboy who murdered his teacher boasted that he would kill her "for 10" on Facebook, an inquest into her death has heard. Will Cornick, now 19, is serving a minimum 20-year sentence for stabbing Ann Maguire during a Spanish lesson. Most of Cornick's classmates at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds did not believe he was serious when he announced plans to kill Maguire in 2014, the inquest was told. One pupil backed down from reporting it when Cornick threatened to kill them as well. Even those who saw the kitchen knife stashed up his sleeve did not think he would actually use it.

22:02

Pirelli's no land-grabs and no deforestation policy welcomed RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A new Pirelli policy on the sourcing of rubber - developed in cooperation with international NGOs - commits the company to no land-grabs or deforestation.

21:58

Alligator snapping turtles back in Illinois, USA Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2015 video from the USA is called Alligator Snapping Turtle vs Common Snapping Turtle.

From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA:

First wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984

November 13, 2017

Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the animal could be the last of its kind to have survived in Illinois without human intervention, the researchers say.

The team reports the find in the journal Southeastern Naturalist.

In October 2014, when Illinois Natural History Survey herpetologist Chris Phillips donned a wetsuit and dove to the bottom of Clear Creek in Union County, Illinois, he was looking for a young male alligator snapping turtle with a radio transmitter on its back. That turtle had recently been released in the area to bolster the state-endangered turtle population in southwest Illinois.

I was just about out of breath when I felt the turtle shell, Phillips said. I thought I had found the male turtle I knew was there because I detected its radio signal. I felt along its back to where I thought the shell should end, but my hand just kept going.

Phillips plucked from the water a 22-pound, 15-inch long female alligator snapping turtle that was twice as long as the one he was looking for, and at least 18 years old. Since she had no tracking device, she was not one of the turtles that had been released into the area. DNA tests showed that she belonged at the site and was not a lone traveler from a southern state. Southern I...

21:51

Saudi Arabia pivots to China and that should worry you Signs of the Times

While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous. A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It's upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world's superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil. So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.

21:46

Earthquake swarm hits Monterey County, California - Biggest a 4.6M, felt in San Francisco Signs of the Times

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Monterey County on Monday and was felt more than 90 miles away in San Francisco, officials said. The quake hit at 11:31 a.m. about 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, near Salinas, and was followed by nine smaller aftershocks, with the largest measuring magnitude 2.8, said Annemarie Baltay, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. There were no reports of injuries or damage. Baltay said the quake occurred on the San Andreas Fault, close to an area where the Calaveras Fault branches off. The quake happened at a depth of about 4 miles.

21:36

What the Priti Patel scandal tells us about the dark operations of UK's powerful Israel lobby Signs of the Times

The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain's international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a "family holiday", offers a small, opaque window on the UK's powerful Israel lobby. Ms Patel's off-the-books meetings with 12 Israelis, including prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were organised by a British lobbyist in violation of government rules requiring careful documentation of official meetings. That is to prevent conflicts of interest and illicit lobbying by foreign powers. Government protocol was flouted again when Ms Patel headed to the Golan Heights, occupied Syrian territory, escorted by the Israeli army. There she was shown an Israeli military field hospital that patches up Syrians, including Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters, wounded in Syria's civil war. Afterwards, Ms Patel pressed for the Israeli army, one of the most powerful in the world, to receive a chunk of Britain's overseas aid. Meanwhile, she has sought to cut aid to the Palestinians, including to vital projects in Gaza. A clue as to how she reached such absurd "humanitarian" priorities is provided in the figure of Stuart Polak, mentor on her Israel "holiday".

21:36

More World Heritage sites hit by climate change RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, according to a report released today.

21:29

France May Lower Age Of Consent To 13 After Man Acquitted Of Raping 11 Year Old Your News Wire

The French government is poised to change its statutory rape laws after a man was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old girl after the prosecution was unable to prove that the act was not consensual. Their [...]

21:14

Playing God: Beetle with functional third eye developed by genetic researchers (PHOTO) Signs of the Times

US scientists have reported a bizarre breakthrough in genetics - the ability to grow a third eye on a scarab beetle. Matching up cells is a major part of the scientific puzzle to regenerate limbs. Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington now say they have made a promising step in developing body parts "outside their normal context." The development comes in the form of manipulating the genetic makeup of a dung beetle to give the creature a third eye at the center of its forehead. Tests on the extra eye showed it grew nerve connections and displayed the response associated with a working eye. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, the study describes the "down-regulation" of a beetle's head gene to produce a "functional compound eye-like structure." Armin P Moczek, a professor in the IU Bloomington Department of Biology, told IU News the discovery centered on disrupting a specific gene called orthodenticle.

21:02

Mob torches village in Bangladesh after reports circulate that a local insulted Prophet Muhammad on Facebook Signs of the Times

A thousands-strong mob set ablaze a Hindu village in Bangladesh after rumors began spreading in the area, alleging that a man from their community insulted Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. Police had to intervene to ward off the angry crowd. Some 20,000 people began amassing in the area after police received a complaint claiming that the Hindu village resident had insulted Prophet Mohammed in a Facebook post a few days ago, according to the Dhaka Tribune. It is said many of them arrived from the neighboring communities. At least 30 houses belonging to Hindus in Thakurpara village, some 300km from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, were then torched, local media said.

21:00

NEW CHAMBER IN THE GREAT PYRAMID DETECTED Giza Death Star

This story, I suspect, regular readers here knew I would be talking about. Using muons, scientists seem to have confirmed the existence of yet

The post NEW CHAMBER IN THE GREAT PYRAMID DETECTED appeared first on Giza Death Star.

20:53

Hallo Jamaica: Bitte Bio-Hanf statt Designer-Junk! After the Shift

 

Ein Kommentar von Mathias Brckers.

Die Berliner Polizei warnte am Wochenende einmal mehr vor sogenannten legal highs Kutermischungen, denen  hochgiftige Chemikalien beigemischt sind und die derzeit unter dem Namen Bonsai fr 5 Euro in Berlin verstrkt angeboten wrden. Bei den Beimischungen handelt es sich um synthetische Cannabinoid-Abwandlungen, die Ohnmacht, Krmpfe, Herzprobleme und schwere belkeit hervorrufen knnen und schon zu Todesfllen fhrten. hnlich wie bei der schon vor einigen Jahren bekannt gewordenen Designer-Droge Spice docken diese synthetischen Stoffe an den Cannabinoid-Rezeptor im Gehirn an und produzieren eine hnliche Wirkung wie Cannabis allerdings mit den oben genannten schweren Nebenwirkungen, die bei natrlichem Cannabis nicht vorkommen. Zudem ist die Dosierung und Wirkung dieser Substanzen, die in Mischungen mit allen mglichen Krutern angeboten werden, nicht kalkulierbar, was dazu fhrt, dass schon ein einziger Zug aus einem solchen K.O.-Joint zur Ohnmacht fhren kann.

Wer zieht sich so etwas rein ? Abgesehen von irgendwelchen Druffis, denen es vllig egal ist, mit was sie sich gerade die Birne wegknallen, freiwillig wohl niemand. Wenn es sich dennoch so weit verbreitet, dass Polizei und Rettungsstellen Alarm schlagen, haben wir ein Problem,  und die vielen Antworten auf die Facebook und Twitter-Postings der Polizei zeigen, dass die Lsung durchaus bekannt ist bei den Leuten und der Bevlkerung, nicht aber bei den Verantwortlichen der Politik. Wer die Gefahren von unkalkulierbaren, synthetischen Designer-Drogen abwehren will, darf ungefhrlichere natrliche Drogen wie Hanf nicht illegalisieren. Es sei denn, er ist immer noch dem Wahn verfallen, mit Strafrecht und Polizei eine drogenfreie Gesellschaft durchzuse...

20:41

California Authorities Demands That Church Stops Feeding the Homeless Your News Wire

Authorities in California have demanded that a Church in Malibu stops offering hot meals to the citys homeless. The United Methodist Church has been giving away 100 meals every week since 2014. CBS News reports: But [...]

20:11

Teacher suspended after calling trans student girl despite immediate apology After the Shift

 

Christian high school teacher Joshua Sutcliffe has told RT that he believes he is being bullied by the school that suspended him for misgendering a student. Sutcliffe says he has been singled out due to his religion. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8s68

20:00

4 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be More Open-Minded Fast Company

In an ever-polarized world, its important to consider points of view other than your own. But truly being open-minded involves some tricky mental work.

The idea that opposites attract isnt entirely true. People prefer to hang out with people who are like-minded, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While this makes for easy-going relationships and conversations, it doesnt help to broaden your perspective or open your mind. To do those things, you have to purposefully take other actions.

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19:55

An Escalating Afghan Crisis of Profit Over Life Dissident Voice

Surkh Gul with her daughter.

My familys water well has dried up, 18-year-old Surkh Gul said.

Ours too, echoed 13-year-old Inaam.

A distressed Surkh Gul lamented: We have to fetch water from the public well along the main road, but that water is muddy, not fit for drinking. I get bottled water for my two-year-old daughter. At least someone in the family should stay healthy.

Inaam chipped in: Fortunately, for now, the water that we fetch from a nearby mosque is clean.

A U.S. and Afghan Geological Survey of Kabul Basins water resources found that about half of the shallow groundwater supply could become dry by 2050 due to declining recharge and stream-flows under projected climate change.

For years, the Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees has also highlighted this water crisis to the Afghan government.

But, the U.S./NATO/Afghanistan coalition and mainstream media have been so occupied with the business of a failed war on terror that basic human development and needs are glossed over or ignored.

Because of worsening security, Surkh Guls husband and in-laws left Afghanistan to seek asylum in Europe, abandoning her and her daughter in Kabul. Surkh Gul cant find any job. She stopped schooling when she got married, and though she re-enrolled herself in school this year, she couldnt attend classes on many days. I have to take care of my daughter and find some income sewing odds and ends for people in the neighbourhood.

Its no wonder that on some days she feels like shes going mad. Sometimes, when she visits us, we can tell shes stressed and moody: she speaks in edgy bursts, her voice is harsh and her eyes are restless, underlined by tear stains.

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19:34

Iran-Iraq border region hit with 7.2 magnitude earthquake, 400+ killed, deadliest quake of 2017 (UPDATE) Signs of the Times

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has hit Iraq southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

19:32

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide Waking Times Media

Carey Wedler, Anti Media
Waking Times

A twelve-year-old girl with epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Agency to legalize cannabis across the country.

Alexis Bortell developed epilepsy at the age of seven, and FDA-approved medications failed to improve her condition. She suffered from multiple seizures per day, and doctors were considering brain surgery.

Nothing she tried worked, the suit, filed in the Southern District of New York, states. But when she tried whole plant cannabis oil, she experienced immediate relief from her seizures. She uses a strain called Haleighs Hope, which comes in the form of liquid THC drops she takes twice a day.

Id say its a lot better than brain surgery, she said.

Her family moved from Texas to Colorado so she could access the medicine, and she has been seizure-free for two-and-half years. Her father maintains a five-acre farm of plants the family uses to produce her medicine.

However, Alexis cannot travel to states where the plant is still illegal, including Texas, because she cannot bring her medication with her. She says she would like to attend college in Texas but, as it stands, would be arrested for using cannabis in her home state, as well as many others around the country.

I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home, she also said.

The federal government continues to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug, a category that denotes high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to demonize the plant, and arrests for cannabis remain staggeringly high despite recent legalization efforts around the country.

As it pertains to cannabis, the (Controlled Substances Act) is irrational and thus unconstitutional, Bortells attorney, Micha...

19:27

3 TROUBLING SIGNS OF THE EXPANDING WAR ON CHILDRENS HEALTH After the Shift

 

There are some disturbing trends developing in childrens welfare, tell-tale signs of which are emerging from mainstream media sources. Its an assault on the health, sovereignty and well-being of our children. If youve ever wondered why people are so much more insane today than they used to be, theres a real chance it could be because of the things we are doing to kids these days.

Robbing Children and Their Parents of Health Sovereignty

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19:27

Paradise Papers scandal and Britain Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA is called Bernie Sanders Calls Out Global Corruption Exposed by Paradise Papers.

By Gail Cartmail in Britain:

The Paradise Papers prove our economic model is broken

Tuesday 14th November 2017

But, says GAIL CARTMAIL, hope should not be lost. We can make changes, we can deliver Labours economic vision

THE latest revelations in the Paradise Papers about the tax avoidance strategies being employed by some of the richest confirms what Unite has been saying for almost a decade since the 2008 financial crisis: the economic system isnt working.

How is it that hard-working women and men who are striving to pay their mortgages and feed their families are paying every single penny in tax that they owe but the global elite are able to play the system and protect their pots of gold from the tax authorities?

Their greed in evading tax is denying the Treasury the resources to pay for much needed new schools, a massive cash injection for the NHS and public investment in house building and infrastructure projects.

Unite supports the shadow chancellors call for a public inquiry to look into tax avoidance and evasion both onshore and offshore in response to the Paradise Papers, which have further undermined our trust in the Establishment.

The Labour Party 2017 election manifesto rightfully states that the party is committed to rewriti...

19:23

Jeff Sessions testimony: How to watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing live Fast Company

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill today, where he will testify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding oversight of the Department of Justice. In light of new details revealed by Robert Muellers investigation into Russian election interference, Sessions is likely to face tough questionsespecially from Democratsabout what he knew and when he learned it.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill today, where he will testify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding oversight of the Department of Justice. In light of new details revealed by Robert Muellers investigation into Russian election interference, Sessions is likely to face tough questionsespecially from Democratsabout what he knew and when he learned it. Sessions has previously said under oath that he did not communicate with Russians to help Trumps campaign, nor did he know of other members of the campaign who did.

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19:17

Media Silent as a Record 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to End Govt Corruption Waking Times Media

Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times

Close to 1 million people took to the streets in Spain to call for the release of Catalan political prisonersbut this historic gathering has fallen in line with a series of unprecedented protests in Spain, which have been virtually ignored by the mainstream media.

Look at all the people here! The independence movement is still going strong, Pep Morales, a 63-year-old protester told reporters as he marched with Catalonias main grassroots independence groups and called for the release of their movements leaders from prison.

As a report from The Guardian noted in October, the Spanish government took control of Catalonia, dissolved its parliament and announced new elections after secessionist Catalan MPs voted to establish an independent republic. Then in November, a judge ordered eight members of the deposed Catalan government to be arrested pending charges for their involvement in the declaration of independence.

The blatant and ongoing corruption within Spains government has been both ignored and even justified by the mainstream media. As WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange noted, while the crowd of protesters reached nearly 1 million people, it was portrayed by the local media as an insignificant, regular protest.

Watch this video of last nights protest of around a million people calling for Spain to release Catalan political prisoners, Assange wrote. Then follow this link to see how this vast crowd was depicted on the front pages of Spains biggest newspapers.

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19:04

Six Secret Societies That Failed At Taking Over The World We Hope Awareness Act

Humans are born with an innate sense to be in control. We like power and we like telling others what to do even more! You can see some terrifying examples of this in ancient history like these secret societies that tried to take over the world!

Secret societies arent as secret as they wish they were these days, but im sure theres a handful that we dont know about. Thankfully, people are just as intrigued with telling secrets as they are with power so secret societies dont stay as secret as they hoped they would. Youve probably even heard of a few of them

As much as I wish I could say that some secret societies havent attempted to take over the world, I cant! There have been quite a few top secret groups of people who have tried to install a new world order of lizard slaying warriors and demogorgon worshipers! Okay, Im exaggerating a little bit, but you cant put it past mankind. Were some crazy individuals, or there certainly have been some in the past. Although none of their tactics ever succeeded, that we know of, there have been some outrageous pursuits of world domination! Check them out below.

The Knights Templar

The original primary goal of the Knights Templars were to protect the pilgrims against foreign invaders, however, they were eventually involved in many darker political affairs. Amidst the medieval crusades the Templars, or The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and The Temple Of Solomon, we...

19:02

Calling All Night Owls: Do You Have a Magical Moon Garden? You Should! Awareness Act

Sure, we know there are people who enjoy gardening, but for us night owls gardening sounds out of the question, right? Wrong; there are tons of flowers and plants that actually bloom at night which would be perfect for what is known as a moon garden.

Moon gardens are especially beautiful as the glow from the moon reflects off of these plants. Cultivating a moon garden is actually a wonderful way to get in touch with nature, especially when you work weird hours and spend all of your time in the nightlife. On the spiritual side of things, these plants will be absorbing energy from the moon so if you are into drying out plants and using them for charms, you will benefit greatly. I find a moon garden to be one of the most perfect places to relax after a long day.

You really feel entranced when you allow yourself to let go and take in all that the moon and these flowers or planets represent. When it comes to making a moon garden you can use any plants you like, but the more white the better as it reflects the most moonlight. Personally, I believe a mix of night blooming plants, as well as day blooming plants, work best. Below you will find a list of my favorites when it comes to moon gardens.

Night Blooming Plants:

Day Blooming Plants:

Other Good Additions:

  • Sandalwood
  • Eucalyptus
  • Willow
  • Jasmine
  • Moonwort

All of these silvers, whites, and spurts of bright colors will come together to make the perfect moon garden. You see, the day blooming plants and the other additions make the night blooming plants all the more amazing. Each thing listed above will work together with the rest to make your moon garden perfect. Of course, you can add or remove as you see fit but I wouldnt change a thing myself.

Moonflowers are actually some of my favorite flowers and you can see why in the video below. They almost seem like something from a sci-fi film. I feel so out of this world when I am sitting and watching them.

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19:00

77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead In Her AZ Home With Her Entire Family Humans Are Free

Dr. Annie Fairbanks, a holistic doctor practicing out of Arizona, was found shot dead in her home with husband Jason Fairbanks, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. This makes the 77th holistic doctor to have been found dead in this way over the past couple of years.

Sgt. Ben Hoster, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department, stated that the police do not believe any other parties are involved. This essentially means there are no suspects and that this is likely a murder-suicide.

Even the local paper is calling it that. Oddly, this statement and conclusion was made just hours after the incident took place, hardly giving anyone enough time to make a call like that.

This is an isolated incident, Hoster told reporters during a news conference in the neighbourhood on Friday afternoon.  We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Annie Fairbanks and her 9 month old son. Photo: Facebook.

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19:00

Stop Trying To Be Friends With All Your Coworkers, And Do This Instead Fast Company

These five simple habits can help you build and sustain great working relationships, without having to befriend every single person in your office.

For anyone whos ever had an office job, two things are pretty obvious. On the one hand, its important to have friends at work. Those relationships have a strong bearing on job satisfaction, and its always useful to have someone in your corner to confer with when your work life hits a rough patch. But the other well-known reality is that too many social relationships around the office can stop you from getting much done. In fact, one of the top causes for lost productivity, at least on an individual level, is the distraction brought on simply by having coworkers in close proximity.

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18:55

Redshanks in winter plumage Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 30 October 2017 video shows two redshanks in winter plumage at the mudflat near the Grevelingendam dike in the Netherlands.

Featuring also oystercatchers and other birds.

Read more here.

18:50

Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 400 CLG News

Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 400 --Rescuers battle to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings after the 7.3-magnitude quake | 13 Nov 2017 | A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake has rocked the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring thousands more. Iran's state-run Irna news agency has raised the death toll to 407 and said 6,700 people were injured after the quake that struck the country's western provinces at 9.20pm local time on Sunday. Tremors were felt hundreds of miles away in both capitals, in Tehran and Baghdad. Local officials said the toll was likely to rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas.

18:44

Alarming Statistics That Show The Reality Of Sexual Violence In Lebanon Blog Baladi

I was watching a report on LBC on Sunday regarding sexual violence in Lebanon and the numbers they showed are quite scary to say the least. More importantly, they shed the light on the pathetic sentence that a person who commits incestuous rape gets when compared to the sentence of a person accused of cheque fraud. In fact, a person committed of incestuous rape can get five years while less serious crimes crimes could get you up to 10 years in prison.

Here are some of the stats shared following a survey conducted with 1000 people in Lebanon:

1 out of 4 women in Lebanon is a victim of sexual harassment.
6% of the Lebanese know at least one person who was a victim of sexual assault.
Only 24% of the victims report the assault to the police.

49% of the sexual assaults were perpetrated by family members or relatives.
60% are in favor of severing punishment for sexual predators.

According to the ISF, at least 13 women have reported sexual assaults EVERY month since the start of 2017. Having said that, I think its highly important to shed the light on these numbers and encourage victims of sexual harassment or rape to speak up and name these sick sexual predators.

You can check out the full report [here].

18:42

More than 50 Alabama pastors sign letter supporting Roy Moore CLG News

More than 50 Alabama pastors sign letter supporting Roy Moore | 13 Nov 2017 | The wife of embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sought Monday to draw attention to an August letter from 53 Alabama pastors supporting him in the GOP primary as allegations of sexual misconduct build ahead of next month's special election. The letter, published on AL.com and highlighted on Kayla Moore's Facebook page, praises the candidate for his "immovable convictions for Biblical principles" and says he suffered "persecution" for his faith by opposing gay marriage as Alabama's chief justice.

18:41

BOMBSHELL Science Paper Documents the Depopulation Chemical Covertly Spiked Into Vaccines Waking Times Media

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World, the paper documents the covert deployment of an infertility chemical in vaccines that are administered to young black women in Kenya:

Oller, J.W., Shaw, C.A., Tomljenovic, L., Karanja, S.K., Ngare, W., Clement, F.M. and Pillette, J.R. (2017), HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3937.
https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103937

The paper confirms exactly what Natural News reported earlier in the week: That a covert depopulation program is being run by the World Health Organization, targeting Africans for extermination via infertility chemicals administered under the guise of vaccines. These vaccines, notably, contain chemicals that are administered without the informed consent of the women being injected. In fact, the women are deliberately lied to and told the injections are meant to protect your health. But the real reason for the shots is to exterminate blacks in the name of science and medicine.

Ive detailed all this in this powerful one-hour lecture thats already getting rave reviews across the net. Watch the full lecture below, and visit Eugenics.news for more coverage of race-targeted extermination efforts being waged today under the banners of science and medicine.

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18:39

Cruz pulls support from Moore: Allegations merit 'criminal prosecution' if true CLG News

Cruz pulls support from Moore: Allegations merit 'criminal prosecution' if true | 13 Nov 2017 | Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct should be looked at by prosecutors. "As it stands, I can't urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true," the Texas Republican told reporters, according to a Texas Tribune reporter. "Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution," he added.

18:26

Brexit farce continues with MP's Johnson and Gove's 'Orwellian' letter to party leader PM Theresa May Signs of the Times

UK Cabinet in Turmoil After 'Orwellian' Letter to British PM REUTERS/ Toby MelvilleEurope09:02 13.11.2017(updated 09:23 13.11.2017) Get short URL93564121 The possibility of UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepping down seems more and more likely following the revelation of a scandalous 'for your eyes only' set of secret Conservative Party demands. Tensions are on the rise in the UK's Cabinet following a recent covert letter by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Michael Gove to the British PM, in which they demanded that transition arrangements for Britain's exit from the EU should end on June 30, 2021. Comment: Only days ago Theresa May wrote: ' "It will be there in black and white on the front page of this historic piece of legislation: the United Kingdom will be leaving the EU on March 29, 2019 at 11pm GMT,". Are the ministers seeing a painfully drawn process ahead? Theresa May's time as PM doesn't seem long for this world so perhaps this is just bluster from Boris the buffoon Johnson and his sidekick Michael Gove, who Boris's own sister described as a '"Westminster suicide bomber". So it seems the farce that is Brexit continues: UK govt demands Facebook help blame Russia for election & Brexit outcomes SOTT Exclusive: Brexit's main goals: Oust Jeremy Corbyn and expand predatory capitalism in Europe Report: Merkel 'furious' about Brexit negotiations leak, fears May's govt will implode

18:17

Study Shows Those Who Swear are Actually MORE Intelligent, Not Less! Awareness Act

For years now, the use of language that is seen as taboo has been viewed as being crass or tasteless, a sign of being of a lower level of intelligence or class. We have long been told that those who resort to using this offensive language are doing so simply because they have a poor vocabulary, lacking the ability to express themselves in any other way. Experts are now saying, however, that the exact opposite is true. Those who regularly use obscene language are actually MORE intelligent than their peers!

Source: Big Think

 

A study conducted by a group of psychologists from Marist College set out to better understand the reason why people swear in order to better understand the stereotype. The researchers used two separate tests to better understand their study participants:

Test 1:

All participants are asked to think of as many words as they can, beginning with a specified letter of the alphabet in a 1-minute period of time. This test is designed to measure verbal fluency.

Test 2:

Similar to the previous test, all participants are asked to list as many different swear words as they can during a 1-minute period of time. This measures each participants swearing fluency.

Once both tests were completed, the researchers combined the results, comparing them to discover whether or not there were any noticeable patterns. They discovered that those who scored highest on the swearing fluency task were the same participants who scored highest on the verbal fluency task, while those who struggled with one task also struggled on the other. In other words, those who are more fluent in swearing have a better vocabulary.

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18:15

Fashion Startups Aspire To Be The Anti-Bonobos Fast Company

NastyGal & Bonobos were once the stuff of founders dreams. But as we head into 2018, startups believe landing big funding & scaling fast are recipes for disaster.

Remember when Nasty Gal and Bonobos were the darlings of the e-commerce universe and the envy of fashion startups everywhere? After everything that has happened to them over the last year, those days seem very far away. So allow me to refresh your memory.

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18:08

London Grenfell Tower disaster, why? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from England says about itself:

20 July 2017

Protesters rallied outside Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall in London, Wednesday, to demand public consultation on the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry.

Throngs of people blocked the street outside the hall in west London as councillors prepared for the meeting inside. Protesters waved banners and signs saying Justice for Grenfell and homes not graveyards amongst others. Chants of no justice, no peace and murderers could also be heard from the crowd.

UK Prime Minister Theresa Mays announcement of a public inquiry into the tragedy has triggered calls from residents for a deeper public participation in the process.

The Kensington and Chelsea Council has come under heavy criticism in the wake of the fire on June 14, which left at least 80 people dead.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Shoddy housing laws played a part in Grenfell fire tragedy

Tuesday 14th November 2017

SHODDY Victorian-era housing laws contributed to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, according to a report published today by housing charity Shelter.

Over 85 per cent of housing experts surveyed in the report deemed the incoherent and obscure laws not fit for purpose. And Shelter warned that legislation...

18:02

The Pied Piper of Shenanigonia: A Tale of Guns and Rats Dissident Voice

Once upon a time, on the banks of a great river in the north of our world there lay a land called Shenanigonia.  The citizens of Shenanigonia were honest folk who lived in peace in their stone houses.  The years went by and everyone prospered and lived healthy lives.  Then one day, an extraordinary thing happened to disturb the peace.  Shenanigonia had always had guns, plenty to tell the truth, but the people had never felt they were in danger.  Why?  Well, of course, because the elders had always solved the gun problem in the usual way by regulating them.  Suddenly the guns had begun to multiply. In the end the wave of guns swarmed over the whole land unleashing an epidemic of death and destruction.  The terrified citizens hoping to free themselves from the plague of violence joined together in gun control defense committees.

Meanwhile on the other side of the land of Shenanigonia, in the town of Corruptina, The National Gun Association, known by the common folk as the N.G.A., was holding a meeting of the Board of Directors.  The president said, These gun control committees are multiplying like rats we must come up with a plan.  Just then there was a loud knock on the door of the N.G.A.  The door was opened and there stood a tall thin man dressed in brightly colored clothes, with a long feather in his hat, and waving a gold pipe at them. He then spoke in a thunderous voice, Ive freed other lands from gun control organizations and for $10 million in gold, Ill rid you of yours.  $10 million! exclaimed the Board of Directors, We will give you $1 million only if you succeed. At once the stranger hurried away saying: Its late now, but by dawn tomorrow, there wont be any gun control organizations left in Shenanigonia.

The sun was still well below the horizon when the sound of a pipe wafted through the streets of the land.  The piper made his way through the streets and as he passed the gun control offices and their banks they all vanished into thin air.  By the time the sun was high in the sky there was not a single gun control organization left in the land.  There was a great celebration taking place at the headquarters of the N.G.A.   When the piper came to claim his reward, the N.G.A president exclaimed: $10 million in gold? Never!

Give me at least $1 million in gold cried the pied piper angrily.

The President screamed back: The gun controllers are all out of business now, so be grateful for $100,000, or youll not get even that amount

His eyes filled blood red with rage, the pied piper pointed a finger at the president of the N.G.A. and said: You will bitterly regret ever breaking your promise, and then he vanished. A shiver of fear ran through the room, but the President said: Dont worry; we have saved over $9 million.

That night, freed from the gun controllers, the N.G.A. Board of Directors slept soundly with their favorite pistol tucked under their pillows.  At dawn...

17:46

Its not just Russia, 30 countries used the internet to manipulate elections Fast Company

The U.S. NGO Freedom House has released a report that shows that the governments of 30 countries across the globe are using armies of opinion shapers online to influence elections. Their Freedom of the Net 2017 report shows that in addition to Russia, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Turkey were major players in trying to influence

The U.S. NGO Freedom House has released a report that shows that the governments of 30 countries across the globe are using armies of opinion shapers online to influence elections. Their Freedom of the Net 2017 report shows that in addition to Russia, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Turkey were major players in trying to influence opinion online to affect elections. However, most of the countries mentioned were using online manipulation to influence their own elections so their leaders could maintain powernot influence foreign elections, as Russia did in the United States. From the report:

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17:44

DHS plans outdoor biological drill for 2018 on border of Oklahoma and Kansas, spurring protest CLG News

DHS plans outdoor biological drill for 2018 on border of Oklahoma and Kansas, spurring protest | 13 Nov 2017 | Residents living in Newkirk, Oklahoma, and Kansas at the border are worried after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to simulate the effects of biological weapons on buildings just outside their city under the DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) which will conduct a program called the Hazards of Dynamic Outdoor Releases (HODOR). This has spawned protest against the decision, KWCH reported. In a statement on their website, the DHS said they would be releasing non-hazardous [Yeah, right!], non-toxic chemicals and biological materials at the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School planned for early next year and then again over the summer. According to DHS representatives that spoke to CNN, they will be testing the impact on buildings if terrorists [such as themselves] were to [when they] release a biological weapon. This has worried residents of Oklahoma and Kansas who are wondering why the DHS is testing biological warfare in their city.

17:41

10 Proven Ways To Extract ALL Negative Energy From Your Home Awareness Act

Negative energy can linger in the worst places, especially our homes. Negative energy can take a gigantic toll on our lives and prevent us from reaching our full potential. Thankfully, there are some user-friendly ways to eliminate it!

Sometimes our homes, workplaces, or your most frequented location can possess bad energy. This bad energy can range in severity from simple bad vibes to malicious entities. In the modern day such things as energies are passed off as science fiction, however, they are very real. It might just be what is holding you back from your happiness and satisfaction with life. It can even cause people to become physically sick! Although it is kind of an eerie topic, you should never fear life trumps all negative energies. 

Use these 10 methods to eliminate them from your home completely!

1. Get Plants

Plants are a living source and they constantly purify the air. They are great to have in your homes because the liveliness of them tends to keep the negative energies away. Having plants in your house has been proven to increase positivity and overall mood!

2. Salt

Salt is an excellent resource for cleansing negative energies. A lot of the time negative energy can be left behind by previous homeowners. Sprinkling salt around in the carpet is a great way to get rid of the past. It cleanses it and makes it your own space.

3. Smudging Ceremonies

Smudging has been used for literally thousands of years. People burn sage in their homes to clear out the bad ju-ju. Burn the white sage and rotate it in a counterclockwise motion.

4. Essential Oils

Essential oils are a great way to cleanse a room or an entire home. Some of the best ones to use are frankincense, lavender, an...

17:36

Socialist Planning Circles Dissident Voice

Common objections to socialist planning from below

In my last article, Do You Socialists Have Any Plans? Why We Need Socialist Architects, I argued that the only way 21st century socialism is going to get any traction with working class people is to not only have a socialist vision, but also to have feasible plans which suggest transitions in between the current capitalist crisis and our ultimate vision.

In that article, I presented the following objections along with their rebuttal through a dialogue between two workers: an older worker, Andrew, and a young, anarchist worker, Sean. The objections of Sean to socialist planning transitions were:

  • Marx said a plan isnt necessarythe workers of the future will figure this out.
  • Workers are only capable of dealing with survival needs. Planning is too remote from every-day life for them.
  • Plans are rigid and cant do justice to the complexity of social life.
  • Plans arent implemented as politics gets in the way. (Stalins chaotic five-year plan)
  • There is something inherently revolutionary about collective spontaneity.

Lets examine some small but hopeful moments that could benefit from and be deepened by socialists who have collective experience making socialist plans.

Disaster socialism as a precursor

Workers cooperatives

Capitalists have done a good job of convincing people that there is no alternative to capitalism because all socialism is Stalinism and that has failed. This ignores the fact that workers self-management, workers control, and worker cooperatives currently ex...

17:30

Ex-Facebook Chief Sean Parker Warns Site Was Built To Exploit Peoples Weaknesses Humans Are Free

Facebook. Its something that over 1.8 Billion people are using on a daily basis can you believe that? 

For many of us, its the first thing we do when we wake up, and the last thing we do before we go to bed at night. Is this a healthy relationship?

There is no doubt that Facebook has connected all of us on a level that may have previously been unimaginable. Without Facebook, a lot of important information would not have been seen. It presented a platform to share so much information and so many ideas.

How Did This Happen?

But, was this all by mistake? Was Facebook solely created to connect College kids, and simply exploded from there? Was it an accident? Were there sinister intentions behind its creation or did all those, if any, creep in after its success? 


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17:22

Uber is rolling out upfront pricing in time for the holidays Fast Company

From today, the ride-hailer will now show you how much youll actually end up paying for your ride in the app when you book your Uber at least an hour in advance, reports Mashable. The much-requested feature means that users will now be able to lock in the cost of their rides when booking them early.

From today, the ride-hailer will now show you how much youll actually end up paying for your ride in the app when you book your Uber at least an hour in advance, reports Mashable. The much-requested feature means that users will now be able to lock in the cost of their rides when booking them early. This means there are no longer any chances of, say, booking a ride to the airport for your flight home for the holidays and then seeing the cost of that ride skyrocket thanks to surge pricing. The price Uber shows you for your pre-booked ride will be the full price you pay. Uber says the locked-in prices will give users one less thing to stress about ahead of an early flight.

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17:14

Customers savage Ben & Jerry's for bizarre blog claiming choosing certain flavors 'might mean you are racist' CLG News

Virtue signalling officially jumps the shark: Customers savage Ben & Jerry's for bizarre blog claiming choosing certain flavors 'might mean you are racist' | 13 Nov 2017 | Conservative ice cream fans want Ben & Jerry's to 'stick to selling ice cream,' following a bizarre tweet and blog post which suggested customers might be racist for choosing certain flavors. The Vermont-based ice cream company posted a tweet asking its followers, 'What is implicit bias, and how does it shape our actions? The answer might surprise you.' The tweet linked to a company blog post titled, 'Scoop Shop Sociology,' discussing the idea of implicit bias -- the theory that people make unconscious associations with or stereotype groups.

17:01

Electric Car Boom On Hold As Key Ingredient Vanishes The Daily Sheeple

This report is a PAID ADVERTISEMENT from Oilprice.com

Pay close attention to this cobalt chart. Demand could be about to surge from 2k tonnes today to over 300k tonnes in 2030.  Thats a 14,900% increase in demand.

This cobalt chart is the only one you really need to understand. Simply: Cobalt is never going to be cheap again, thanks to the electric vehicle revolution and a massive supply chain bottleneck coming out of Africa.

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Data Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Not only will investors never find cheap cobalt again, but all indications suggest that cobalt prices could go even higher. Smart investors are now looking for the small cobalt miners whose share prices will likely go up in tandem with cobalts underlying price.

And one little-known company is bursting out of the gate with impressive finds of safe cobaltnot the conflict cobalt under major scrutiny in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Amid a pending supply squeeze, as major buyers move away from conflict cobalt from the DRC, Quantum Cobalt Corp. (CSE:QBOT; OTC:BRVVF) (formerly Bravura Ventures Corp.) is sitting on North American resources in the heart of Ontarios cobalt belt. And its two past-producing mines have already shown impressive exploration upside.

Here are 5 reasons to keep a close eye on Quantum Cobalt (CSE:QBOT; OTC:BRVVF) at a crucial moment when cobalt prices seem to be going in one direction only:

#1 Demand Surge is Simple Math

Two million and counting thats the number of EVs already on the worlds roads, and were just getting started. And the $2 trillion global auto industry has completed a dramatic shift, and the shift depends on cobaltwhich makes up some 35 percent of the lithium-ion battery mix.

Every single vehicle manufacturer will have to build their own cobalt pipeline, and at some...

17:00

There Are Now 65 Million RefugeesBut We Can Still Solve The Crisis Fast Company

Around the world, a group the size of the population of England has fled their home countries or are internally displaced. But in his new book, David Miliband, head of the humanitarian aid organization the International Resuce Committee, sees solutions in the future.

The biggest obstacle we face in the refugee crisis is not the scale of the problem but the sapping, nagging fear that we cant make a dent, David Miliband, head of the humanitarian aid organization the International Resuce Committee (IRC), writes in a new book from TED Books called Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time. It is easy to feel that the issue is too large, too complex, too far gone to make a difference.

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16:44

They are afraid: Why media go to great lengths to avoid the 9/11 'scoop of the century' Signs of the Times

Latest installment of Fran Shure's series examines how compliant and fearful journalists perpetuate the cover-up By Barrie Zwicker (Special to Truth and Shadows) It's telling that one of the finest critiques of journalism's abject and historic failure to simply report what's known about 9/11 comes from a non-journalist. Frances T. Shure, a psychotherapist from Denver, Colorado, has just completed "The Role of the Media: Act I, Whatever Happened to Investigative Journalists?" which is Part 21 of a series of essays written for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth entitled "Why Do Good People Become Silentor WorseAbout 9/11?" (The article will be posted on AE911Truth's website this week, and as soon as it is we'll post the link here.)

16:37

Madagascar plague death toll rises to 165 as scientists fear deadly virus will reach US, Europe and Britain and could mutate to become untreatable CLG News

Fort Detrick has been a busy little bee: Madagascar plague death toll rises to 165 as scientists fear deadly virus WILL reach US, Europe and Britain and could mutate to become UNTREATABLE --World Health Organization data shows a 15% jump in fatalities over three days --At least 2,034 people have been struck down by a more lethal form of the plague --Ten countries have been placed on high alert --Two thirds of all the cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague --This can spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours | 13 Nov 2017 | The plague death toll shows no sign of slowing as official figures reveal 165 have now lost their lives in Madagascar's 'worst outbreak in 50 years'. Some experts fear the disease could mutate and become untreatable during this year's outbreak - which is expected to blight Madagascar until April. Others worry the plague will go beyond mainland Africa and eventually reach the US, Europe and Britain, leaving millions more vulnerable due to how quick it can spread. Experts warn the outbreak of plague in Madagascar this year is being fueled by a strain more lethal than the one which usually strikes the country. Two thirds of cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague, which can be spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours.

16:35

Airbnb is capping the number of days hosts can rent their property in Paris Fast Company

The home-sharing website will automatically limit the number of days Paris hosts can rent their properties to 120, reports Reuters. The move comes in response to the need to comply with Frances rules on short-term rentals, which are limited to 120 days per year for a persons primary residence. Paris hosts will see the new

The home-sharing website will automatically limit the number of days Paris hosts can rent their properties to 120, reports Reuters. The move comes in response to the need to comply with Frances rules on short-term rentals, which are limited to 120 days per year for a persons primary residence. Paris hosts will see the new caps go into effect on January 1, 2018. The new Paris cap comes after similar restrictions were introduced in London and Amsterdam. European cities and companies have accused Airbnb of providing unfair competition to hotels and driving up property prices.

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16:30

Schooling Was for the Industrial Era, Unschooling is for the Future Humans Are Free

Our current compulsory schooling model was created at the dawn of the Industrial Age. As factories replaced farm work and production moved swiftly outside of homes and into the larger marketplace, 19th century American schooling mirrored the factories that most students would ultimately join.

The bells and buzzers signaling when students could come and go, the tedium of the work, the straight lines and emphasis on conformity and compliance, the rows of young people sitting passively at desks while obeying their teachers, the teachers obeying the principal, and so on all of this was designed for factory-style efficiency and order.

The Imagination Age

The trouble is that we have left the Industrial Era for the Imagination Age, but our mass education system remains fully entrenched in factory-style schooling. By many accounts, mass schooling has become even more restrictive than it was a century ago, consuming more of childhood and adolescence than at any time in our history.


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16:27

Amazon is selling a big part of its business in China Fast Company

The company is selling certain physical infrastructure assets of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing unit in China to Beijings Sinnet Technology Company for $301 million, reports CNBC. The move comes in response to tougher Chinese laws that require foreign firms to store data in the country. However, in a statement to TechCrunch,

The company is selling certain physical infrastructure assets of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing unit in China to Beijings Sinnet Technology Company for $301 million, reports CNBC. The move comes in response to tougher Chinese laws that require foreign firms to store data in the country. However, in a statement to TechCrunch, Amazon made clear that it still owned the intellectual property rights for AWS in Chinaand worldwide:

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16:24

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 14, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 14 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 14 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 13 2017 8:48 pm EST GCR Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 13, 2017 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. The fund release process has begun per authorization of the Chinese Elders.

2. Reno, Hong Kong and all Banking and Call Center personnel have been told to report in and wait for final authorization from the Chinese Elders.

3. The System is glitch free and protected from any Cabal cyber attacks.

4. The 800#s are to be released once the Chinese Elders give the final authorization.

5. The Republic is currently moving into position for the transition.

6. The Emergency Broadcast System will go off disclosing the 894-plus sealed indictments that have been filed in Federal Court.

7. The sealed indictments will then be put into effect by Provost Marshals with the aid of the Military.

8. The mini-gun is already spinning, ready to fire. The Chinese Elders just have to pull the trigger.

B. Nov. 13 2017 3:55 pm EST Intel, Fisher: "Current Intel" - Fisher Update 11-13-17

1. The US started fun...

16:14

Apple is the worlds top wearables maker once again Fast Company

Thats thanks to Apples newest Apple Watch, the Series 3, which offers built-in cellular connectivity, according to research firm Canalys. The firm found that Apple shipped 3.9 million wearables in Q3, besting former leader Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone and wearables maker sold 3.6 million wearables in the same quarter. That gives Apple 23% of the

Thats thanks to Apples newest Apple Watch, the Series 3, which offers built-in cellular connectivity, according to research firm Canalys. The firm found that Apple shipped 3.9 million wearables in Q3, besting former leader Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone and wearables maker sold 3.6 million wearables in the same quarter. That gives Apple 23% of the wearables market, with 21% going to Xiaomi, and 20% going to Fitbit.

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16:08

Why Iran is a Major Threat Armstrong Economics

The Yemen Civil War is an ongoing conflict that began in 2015 between two factions. Each is claiming to constitute the Yemen government. This is really a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Houthi forces control the capital Sanaa who are allied with forces loyal to the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh backed by Saudi Arabia. They are opposed by Yemens Shiite rebels who are loyal to the religious government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, based in Aden, supported by Iran.

To grasp what this is all about, one must understand Islam. Saudi Arabia in Sunni that boils down to a separation of church and state. They are fighting the Shiite forces of Iran, which believe that religion should control the state. Therefore, the ballistic missile fired by Yemens Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital was manufactured by Iran as if this should be any surprise given that Iran is their backer.

This conflict in the Middle East is religious based. This is similar to the threat of Russia back in the Cold War days. Nikita Khrushchev ruled Russia and the ideology that Marxism would conquer Capitalism was the entire issue. He was famous for saying We will bury you! Here we have Iran which is similarly a threat to the world political structure because this is where they believe that religion should rule the state. That means they seek to overthrow other governments as was the case under Khrushchev.

Christianity went through that phase where the state was ruled by religion and to circumvent religion, kings appointed their political allies as priests, bishops, and cardinals. That led to the Investiture Controversy which was the major conflict between the Pope Gregory VII and the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV during the 11th century.

Emperor Henry declared Pope Gregory was no longer pope and the Romans should choose a new pope because of political disputes. When Pope Gregory heard of this he excommunicated Henry IV, declared he was no longer emperor and absolved his subjects...

16:07

China Open Gold Trade in Yuan as Proxy for the Yuan Armstrong Economics

China keeps moving gradually to open up their economy to international forces. The Peoples Republic of China has expanded the trade in gold in yuan and thus the internationalization of the national currency is moving closer. Gold merchants from the industrial metropolis of Shenzhen have been trading their yuan gold at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since last week. Previously, this was only possible for Hong Kong gold traders. While some immediately claim this is China attacking the dollar, they are completely ignorant of international capital necessities.

This new connection between Shenzhen and Hong Kong follows the Hong Kong-Shanghai agreement reached in July 2015, which allowed Hong Kong dealers to trade gold in mainland China for the first time. Trading gold in yuan has one primary advantage. It is not going to unseat the dollar, it is all about trying to make the currency free-floating on the world market. Because gold can be traded in yuan, the common converter becomes gold between that and the dollar. It is NOT really a gold trade as much as it is an indirect means to trade the currency.

To unseat the dollar requires a place to PARK big money in yuan. That does not exist right now. That day is coming after 2031. This is another step in moving toward a free-floating yuan contract. Essentially, this is a formal proxy for a free-floating yuan and will replace the Bitcoin trading that has been used as the proxy to get money out of China.

16:01

Carbon Engineering, Bill Gates, And Long-Shot Answers To Climate Change La Paz Group

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Carbon-dioxide removal could be a trillion-dollar enterprise, because it not only slows the rise in CO2 but reverses it. Photo-Illustration by Thomas Albdorf for The New Yorker

If you read the caption to the photo above, and then the first sentence of the story it headlines, you could come away with the thrilling sense that there is an entrepreneurial opportunity associated with climate change. There is something reassuring about the fact that Bill Gates has made some bets in this realm. Pasted below is also the last paragraph of the story. We recommend reading the whole long-form reporting that goes in between:

Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?

CO2 could soon reach levels that, i...

16:01

The Syrian War Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, I greatly appreciate everything you do. I was moved when you ended your WEC in Orlando explaining that you see this as we are all in this together. You really make an effort to pass along sound advice without strings attached to solicit money. A very admirable effort I wish others would follow.

My question is this. At the 2015 WEC when Russia invaded Syria on the precise day of your model, you said this would be an important event moving forward. The entire refugee crisis began from that date and now they seem to be winning the war against these jihadists. Now the tensions are rising between Saudi and Iran. Is this part-II of the Middle East crisis? You said back in 2015 that the mere fact Russia entered Syria on the very day of your model signaled this will be the region we should watch. So will this escalate now?

ANSWER: Yes. I wrote in the 2015 War Cycle: It is extremely disconcerting that on the very day of the peak on the Economic Confidence Model, September 30, 2015 (2015.75), Russia began bombing forces trained and funded by the United States to overturn the Syrian government of Assad. In 639 AD, Muawiyah I (b. 602680 AD; r. 661680 AD) was appointed Governor of Syria as it fell to the Muslim Conquest. We are now in the 26th 51.6-year wave from that event which is a major turning point.

The focus is turning to Idlib, which is a city in northwestern Syria. It is the capital of the Idlib Governorate, which is about 59 kilometers southwest of Aleppo. Because the Syrian government wants to evacuate all jihadists to Idlib, this will present a problem to Turkey which it borders. The Syrian state has offered to give the jihadists safe conduct and let them go to Idlib. For about one to one and a half years, jihadist terrorists from all parts of Syria are being transported to Idlib.The majority of these militant fighters appear to belong to the al-Nusra Front. These terrorists are well armed and have between 30,000 a...

16:00

Super Material Behind The Electric Car Boom Is Disappearing BlackListed News

Pay close attention to this cobalt chart. Demand could be about to surge from 2k tonnes today... to over 300k tonnes in 2030. Thats a 14,900% increase in demand. This cobalt chart is the only one you really need to understand. Simply: Cobalt is never going to be cheap again, thanks to the electric vehicle revolution and a massive supply chain bottleneck coming out of Africa.

15:52

(Video) Karma Zarenzi -- Midnight Rambling 8: Mission Event Lieutenant Fail Operation Disclosure



Published on Nov 13, 2017

Midnight Rambling 8.
Mission Event Lieutenant Fail.
By Karma Zarenzi.

I was promoted to Lieutenant by Agent K. He mentioned it to me, but it had been two or three weeks since he said that, and I still did not get the new badge. Its his second-in-command position. I thought that was weird. Recently another officer was sending strange emails and messages, but I don't know if that was related or not.

So, talking on the phone with Agent K one day, he told me a story about his second-in-command. He never tells stories, so that seemed odd. They were in the middle of an event, when his Lieutenant found out her husband was cheating on her. It took two of his men, in the middle of an event, to calm her down.

I don't work for Agent K anymore, and I never did get that Lieutenant badge. I did feel compelled to resign. Later months after I resigned, I was going through my things from my old house, or should I say my ex-husband's house, when I found my white robe.

My ex's mother gave us each a white cotton robe, with our first initial on it. We put up hooks to hang them on each side of the room. His robe was always on one side of the room with his things, and my robe was on the other side of the room, with the rest of my things. Neither of us used our robes much, him more than me.

So I went out of town one weekend with my mom. After I got back, I was looking at my dresser next to the robe, when I noticed a ton of makeup all over the collar of my robe. Not a little, a lot.

First off, I don't wear makeup very often. Second, when I do wear makeup I don't put any on my neck. Third of all, I know how to put makeup on correctly, and I don't get it all over the place. This was not my makeup, on my robe collar.

I finally got up the nerve to ask him about it a few days after I noticed it, before we split. "I have no idea" he said. It was not a typical of course I know wha...

15:24

Synthetic drugs send users on 'rampage' through Missouri town Signs of the Times

Several people went on a rampage in a small Missouri town that included barking like dogs, yelling, breaking into buildings and showering naked in soda water. The incident is being blamed on a synthetic drug that often causes extreme behavior. Police believe the man-made drug Flakka was the cause of the behavior, which left the town of Sullivan in eastern Missouri reeling and searching for answers, the Kansas City Star reported. Two people were arrested in relation to the incident, while several were treated at the hospital. The drugs recovered have not yet been tested, but police think the users mixed methamphetamine with flakka.

15:24

Giant effigy of Trump burned by Philippine protesters Signs of the Times

The government of the Philippines has mobilized more than 60,000 security personnel, police and troops to ensure security during the summit and related events. Philippine demonstrators have torched a giant paper statue of US President Donald Trump in protest against "American imperialism" on Monday as demonstrations against the US leader entered their fourth day during the 31st ASEAN summit in the Philippine capital Manila. The effigy of Trump, which was several meters high, was mounted on a spinning wheel that resembled a Nazi swastika, holding a nuclear missile, a bulldozer, a bag of US dollars and a pistol. The crowd cheered and chanted more slogans directed against the US president as the paper figure was lit.

15:20

Washington forcing RT to register as 'foreign agent' is 'horrendous blow to press freedom' Signs of the Times

Washington's ultimatum that forced RT to register as a 'foreign agent' under a 1938 law created to counter Nazi Germany has drawn condemnation, with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) terming it a "troubling precedent." "Compelling RT to register under FARA is a bad idea. This is a shift in how the law has been applied in recent decades, so we have little information about how its reporting requirements might affect individual journalists," said CPJ North America Program Coordinator, Alexandra Ellerbeck. The CPJ is "uncomfortable with governments deciding what constitutes journalism or propaganda," Ellerbeck added. The New York-based international NGO, promoting press freedom and protecting the rights of journalists, also said the US authorities "ordering foreign outlets to register could set a troubling precedent."

15:11

An English Teacher Explains 5 Reasons Todays Students Cant Write The Fifth Column

(IT) One of the interesting things about working at Intellectual Takeout is hearing the personal experiences of readers regarding issues we raise and discuss in our articles. A more recent example of this is the individual who wrote that he had gone back to college as a middle-age student seeking greater career advancement. While there, a teacher pulled him aside and accused him of plagiarism on a written assignment. The reason? His grammar was far better than that of his younger college classmates.

Unfortunately, that teachers accusation, although misguided, is somewhat understandable. Only one-fourth of Americas high school seniors are proficient in writing, a fact which causes many headaches for todays college instructors, as was recently noted by Justin Parmenter in The Washington Post:

I reached out to postsecondary writing instructors across North Carolina to investigate trends in their students writing. The common refrain in their responses was that student writing skills had diminished over the past 15 years and that it appeared that writing had not been a priority in their students previous classes.

Many of these instructors spoke of their students inability to write in complete sentences with proper grammar and punctuation, to structure their writing effectively, and to provide support for their views. They told me students often didnt know how to research or how to paraphrase the words of others in their writing. Unable to make up the necessary ground in four years, these students are then entering the job market with subpar writing skills.

So whats behind these poor writing skills which seem to prevail across the board in American schools? Parmenter, himself a celebrated English teacher, lists five reasons for the decline in writing.

1. Over-emphasis on Testing Standardized appears to have exploded in the past decade, largely due to standards brought on through No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Parmenter believes increased testing is a primary reason writing scores have declined over the same time period.

2. Increased Focus on Other Subjects Because tests have largely focused on reading, math, and science, tea...

15:00

7 'Secrets and Lies' T.H.E.Y Would Rather You Not Find Out Humans Are Free

Since time-immemorial T.H.E.Y (The Hierarchy Enslaving You) owning the banks and mega-corporations, while secretly controlling their corrupt governments in the global corporatocracy have relied heavily on a few crucial falling dominoes in the chain of cause and effect.

However, these crucial dominoes are seriously under threat through a rise in perception by the consciously awakened making up the worlds critical mass consciousness needed for change:

T.H.E.Y are well aware of this vulnerability, threatening their loss of power. T.H.E.Y  realize that their underworld with all its secrets and lies could be further exposed by the growing awakened to the extent of having the effect of removing those crucial dominoes:

Without which would lead to changing humanitys downward spiral to an upward one by raising the vibration for world transformation.


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14:58

18 Lipstick Brands That Are Full Of Cancer Causing Heavy Metals Awareness Act

The makeup industry is secretly one of the most corrupt industries in the world, whether you believe it or not. The chemicals women are putting on their faces today are toxic; if you dont believe me see for yourself.

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The makeup industry uses some of the most profound carcinogenic chemicals ever known. Lots of lipsticks contain toxic heavy metals in them. Always check the ingredients labels before you purchase your next lipstick. The CEOs of these makeup companies are making billions per year at the expense of your health. Of course, theyre not the only ones doing this. Many corporations that control our food and water do the very same thing. Its no wonder cancer is on such a rapid rise.

Were you aware of the fact that the US has little health regulations and no required health testing before their products hit the shelves? This is an open window for the greedy CEOs to save millions of dollars; at the price of your health. They particularly use harmful chemicals in deodorants, foundations, powders, lipsticks, and shampoos. The Environmental Defense Group tested 49 makeup items for their levels of toxic metals. What they found was stunning. In fact, almost all of the most popular makeup brands tested for highly toxic metals. They tested the following.

  • 5 foundations

  • 4 powders

  • 4 concealers

  • 8 lipsticks or glosses

  • 5 blushes or bronzers

  • 7 mascaras

  • 2 eyeliners

  • 14 eye shadows

Around 96% of the makeup products tested contained lead-based ingredients. 90% contained beryllium based ingredients, and 61% contained thallium based ingredients. Thats not all either; 51% had cadmium and 20% contained arsenic. Its...

14:29

Sorcha Faal: Iran Nuke Test Stops World in Tracks Operation Disclosure

November 13, 2017

Iran Nuke Test Stops World In Tracks As Top Saudi Prince Linked To Las Vegas Massacre Shooter

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

Source: What Does It Mean

An absolutely mind bending Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that within 8 hours of the Security Council (SC) warning yesterday that Deep State elements within Sunni Arab Muslim Saudi Arabia were attempting to access their kingdoms nuclear weapons in Pakistan, the Persian Shiite Republic of Iran sent an unmistakable message that it would not accept being drawn any further into the global plot to destroy President Donald Trump by their detonating a thermonuclear device at their vast underground Khoramabad special weapons facility buried deep within the Zagros Mountainsand that, also, followed the shocking revelation that rabidly anti-Trump Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal had been a primary funder of CIA gun runner and human smuggler Stephen Paddock, who was the patsy indentified as being the shooter involved in the Las Vegas Massacre false flag event. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



Now under arrest Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the richest men in world, joined Deep State war to destroy President Donald Trump

According to this report,...

14:05

Sessions directs prosecutors to 'evaluate certain issues' involving Uranium One and Clinton, leaves door open on special counsel CLG News

Sessions directs prosecutors to 'evaluate certain issues' involving Uranium One and Clinton, leaves door open on special counsel | 13 Nov 2017 | Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate "certain issues" requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation, leaving the door open for an appointment of another special counsel. In a letter first obtained by Fox News, the Justice Department responded to July 27 and September 26 requests from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and other committee members, who called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the matters in question. The letter comes on the eve of Sessions's testimony before the same committee, scheduled for Tuesday.

13:45

Rain forecast in Delhi, but toxins in smog at 10 times the safe limit RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped Delhi on Monday, as officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week

13:40

Turkey supplants US as Russia's key Middle Eastern partner from the "other side" Signs of the Times

During his meeting with Turkey's President Erdogan, President Putin made it clear that in spite of some lingering differences, Russia and Turkey have a relationship based on respect, pragmatism and the kind of flexibility that the US President is not allowed to exercise. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just given a statement along with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, on the progress of a bilateral meeting which lasted over four hours. The primary goal of the meeting from Erdogan's perspective was to finalise the deal for the purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence systems. The deal has been delayed because Turkey seeks the schematics of the S-400 in order to one day produce the system domestically while Russia has thus far been unwilling to provide this. During their statements to the press, neither Erdogan or Putin mentioned the S-400 sale, however, it later emerged that the Turkish Minister stated that the deal had been completed to the satisfaction of both sides.

13:34

God's Calendar vs. Gregorian Calendar, You Choose Operation Disclosure

Thoughts Occur and Are Oft Inspired by Our Divine Creator -1

Submitted to Operation Disclosure

The Solar Calendar GOD Created


Why are those who believe in the Divine Creator not using His solar calendar I wonder? I am sadden that people who read the Creaton Event in the Beshorah scroll (Book of Genesis) do not full study the first chapter more thoroughly.

If they would, they would discover that the first thing GOD created was time (when it is said "In the beginning...") I mean, lets face the facts, if there hadn't been time then the creation of the Heavens and the Earth would have resulted in catastrophic collisions when the various suns, plantes, moons and other cosmic celetial bodies could or would make contact and there would have been utter chaos!
So it was only logical that He would create time first then follow it up with the creation of the physical universe and His laws of physics which required the dividing of waters and how he wanted each planet and sun the path for the rotation for each planet of its solar system, and etceetra.

However, I am more interesting in the calendar... the one the Divine Creator made for man. In verses 3 through 5 GOD created the light and established how we should look at what a Day is. GOD called the light, day and the darkness, He called night. The evening (which started at the setting of the sun) and the morning were the length of time that made up a day.

We all know that our sun begins its setting at high noon with the physical beginning action of the setting of the sun we all know to be "evening" that takes place until dusk fails and it becomes full dark, or as He called it, night. The action of the setting sun can not be a fixed time except at its beginning at high noon.

It is only logical to understand for man back in that time of no technology, to realize that when the sun is at its peak (zenith) is it high noon and that the sun will begin setting, the act of evening begins (and therefor a new day has begun with it). It should matter not a whim as to how long the day is or how long the sun light exists until dark. High noon begins the new day and ends just at high noon the next morning as it states in the scriptures at the end of morning afull revolution of Earth about the Sun.

According to scripture from high noon (Evening starts) to the en...

13:30

International development: the priorities ahead RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Britain's new aid minister must not shy away from making a case for development help to the UK public.

12:50

CompuServes forums, which still exist, are finally shutting down Fast Company

Before there was a World Wide Web, a sizable chunk of all meaningful conversation between computer users happened in the forums at CompuServe, which was the dominant online service until AOL came along. There was a CompuServe forum for everything from PC hardware to comic books, the signal-to-noise ratio was generally high, and if you

Before there was a World Wide Web, a sizable chunk of all meaningful conversation between computer users happened in the forums at CompuServe, which was the dominant online service until AOL came along. There was a CompuServe forum for everything from PC hardware to comic books, the signal-to-noise ratio was generally high, and if you had a question chances were that a fellow member would answer itjust to be helpful.

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12:26

(Video) /pol/ Q Clearance Anon Insider Intel -- Is it #Happening? (Part VI) Operation Disclosure



Published on Nov 12, 2017

There is a major audio malfunction for the first 10 seconds of this video that WAS NOT there until I uploaded it to YouTube. It settles down right away. My apologies--

12:25

YouTube cartoon videos programming toddlers for trauma and destruction The Crazz Files

by Jon Rappoport

November 13, 2017

Play very close attention to this one. Its boggling.

A reader recently sent me a note which alerted me to a form of programming Id never heard of. Read More

12:20

Tamarinda and the Agarthan Spirits by Rob Wold Operation Disclosure

Tamarinda and the Agarthan Spirits

November 5, 2017

By Rob Wold

With reverence for Tibetan wisdom practiced since the distant past, a deep concern for present conditions burdening humanity and astonishing prophecies, the AgarthaInner Earth Symposium held in Garden City, Long Island was a remarkable learning experience.

Hosted by organizer Sandra Sabatini of Louisville, Kentucky during late August, 2017, additional support for the presentations came with related material contributed by New York author and publisher Peter Moon. A Skype visit by time modification scientist Dr. David Anderson spoke on that topic, while Montauk Project experiencer Duncan Cameron bought people up to date.

What is Agartha? Many aspects of the fabled story of Agartha were revealed by key presenter Tamarina Maassen, the woman who is followed in Romania as an emissary of Agartha. The Maassen family is a large family today, and they have had a historic role in acting as the Knights of Agartha who are described as impeccable, truthful, brave people who are defenders of divine consciousness.

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https://prepareforchange.net/2017/11/05/tamarinda-and-the-agarthan-spirits/

12:19

80 Million Year Old Dinosaur Era Shark Found off Portuguese Coast Operation Disclosure



Source: Truth Theory | by Fattima Mahdi

A mysterious 'dinosaur' shark was captured off the Portuguese coast by a fisherman and has been dubbed as a "living fossil" by scientists. The species dates back 80 million years and makes it one of the very few creatures from the dinosaur ages that is still around.

The discovery adds to the list of very few sharks recently found in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This deep sea creature usually lies at a depth of 390 and 4,200 feet below the surface, which is one one of the main reasons it was not discovered before the 19th century.

The prehistoric fish is 1.5 metres in length and was caught off the resort of Portimao at a depth of 700 metres. With a long and slim body, the shark resembles a snake and bears 300 teeth. Judging by remains which have been previously found, the species has been swimming in the sea for a very long time.

Researchers were in the area working on a project when the beast was found. They are now studying the frilled shark and hope to learn more about the elusive species. This rare find means that there is plenty they can learn about how animals coexist in the depths of the ocean.

Image credit: SIC Noticias

12:12

NASAs $1 Billion Jupiter Probe Just Sent Back Beautiful Photos of the Gas Planet Operation Disclosure



Source: Truth Theory | by Amanda Froelich

There's a lot to love about Jupiter especially now that NASA's $1 billion probe has sent back new images of the planet.

In August 2011, the Juno Spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, launched into space. On July 4, 2016, it finally entered Jupiter's orbit. Every 54 days, the probe's elliptical orbit places it close to the planet and for a time, it is the fastest man-made object in the solar system.

Though the probe's primary scientific mission is to study Jupiter's magnetic field, composition and gravity field, the probe also has a camera (known as JunoCam) that allows for close-up photographs to be taken.

On October 24, the probe made its eighth fly-by (or perijove) of Jupiter. Traveling roughly 130,000 miles per hour, it snapped some compelling photographs of the planet's atmosphere (which is a turbulent mess of hydrogen and helium gases). On October 31, 2017, the photos were finally received by NASA. Because the images were raw and grainy, the space agency commissioned outsiders to do some touch-ups and add more color.

"Brand new Jupiter pics from @NASAJuno Perijove 09! What a blimmin' gorgeous/diabolical planet," Sen Doran, a UK-based graphic artist who regularly processes NASA images, tweeted on Tuesday.

The finished result is dreamy

Twitter

Following are new photographs of Jupiter:

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12:10

Science of the Whole: Integrating Matter and Spirit Operation Disclosure



Source: Waking Times | by Chris Thomson

Ever since Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics in the 1970s, there have been books that draw striking parallels between the reality described by the new physics and the reality described by mystics. Both speak about interconnectedness, wholeness, the "dance of energy" and the critical role of consciousness. At the same time, science tends to block out certain types of reality because it limits itself to knowledge of the physical. It observes and studies only the physical aspects of the world and the human being.

Although some scientists have tried to take science beyond reductionism and into holism, science remains firmly rooted in the physical. It continues to claim that physical reality is the only possible reality. I suspect that this is at the root of our big limiting beliefs, for example that the universe began for no apparent reason, that life evolved by chance on this planet, and that we have no existence before conception and after death.

If, however, we were to extend the range of human faculties that we use in the pursuit of knowledge, knowledge itself would extend accordingly. If this happened, our beliefs about the nature of the universe and humanity would be transformed. This is significant because it is our beliefs that determine our lives our economics, our politics, our education, our science, our culture, our relationships, our lifestyles, and much more. Change your fundamental beliefs, and your thinking and behaviour change. Meanwhile, let us examine why science today is effectively "science of the physical."

Science of the Physical

Modern science was born when it became possible to observe and measure things much more a...

12:03

Surveillance Cameras Made by China Are Hanging All Over the U.S. cryptogon.com

Via: Wall Street Journal: The Memphis police use the surveillance cameras to scan the streets for crime. The U.S. Army uses them to monitor a base in Missouri. Consumer models hang in homes and businesses across the country. At one point, the cameras kept watch on the U.S. embassy in Kabul. All the devices were []

11:40

(Video) Paradise Papers: Watch The Live Digital Premiere Operation Disclosure



Streamed live 7 hours ago

The Paradise Papers exposed an unseen world of offshore accounts, hidden money and financial maneuvering at the highest levels of politics, business and finance.

11:25

Macedonian Fugitives from Justice Seek Refuge in Hungary The Fifth Column

(GV)  In a grand sweep to re-establish the rule of law in Macedonia after the demise of the populist regime of Nikola Gruevski (the head of right-wing VMRO-DPMNE political party), the Special Prosecutors Office (SPO) has initiated 19 cases accusing government officials of various kinds of abuses of power. These cases have prompted some of the accused and/or convicted felons to attempt to flee to nearby Hungary.

One of the most prominent cases involves former secret policemen Goran Grujovski and Nikola Boshkovski, charged by the SPO with participation in a criminal conspiracy enabling illegal surveillance on the orders of former Prime Minister Gruevski and his cousin Sasho Mijalkov, the former head of the secret police. Alongside several other colleagues, Grujovski has been convicted for the destruction of evidence by burning documentation. The other cases against him also charge him with the pulverization of state-owned wiretapping IT equipment in the spring of 2015.

Kezarovski got 4.5 years, the unfortunate man caught stealing kebabs got 3 years, and now hear this! The main guy in charge of destruction of evidence for illegal wiretapping of 20.000 citizens just got a draconian sentence of 1.5 years in prison.
Macedonian judiciary in a nutshell.

The SPO cases against the two are code-named Target and Fortress. For over a year, courts stacked by Gruevskis loyalists...

11:20

X22 Report, The Bailout Legislation Begins Before The System Collapses Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

X22 Report, The Bailout Legislation Begins Before The System Collapses
Related followup report:
22 Report, First Power Grid Drill, Now A Biological Attack Drill, What's Next?

11:19

Prils sur les terres agricoles au Cameroun RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

07 Nov 2017 | LQEAlors que les riverains de la Socapalm revendiquent toujours leurs droits Socfin, les populations de la rgion du Sud doivent dsormais songer une autre activit avec l'arrive d'une entreprise spcialise dans la production de l'hva

11:19

Letters to PepsiCo against deforestation and human rights violations RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

09 Nov 2017 | PusakaA letter signed by 46 CSOs calling on PepsiCo to ensure that all their products are produced without deforestation, the destruction of peatlands or the violation of human rights in Indonesia.

11:19

Chinese firms eye Laos opportunities RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

13 Nov 2017 | ECNSThe official visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Laos will boost the business ties between the two nations. Agriculture is one of the main sectors targeted by Chinese investors in the neighboring country. Xi will visit the country from Monday to Tuesday.

11:19

Liberia: EPO releases executive summary of the findings of the company's Human Rights Impact Assessment RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

13 Nov 2017 | B&HRThis is the executive summary of a report titled Assessing Human Rights Impacts at EPO's Liberian Operations delivered by Triponel Consulting Ltd

11:19

Cameroun : Les populations locales et autochtones s'opposent l'extension de la plantation de l'entreprise HEVECAM RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

08 Nov 2017 | LeRural.infoOccupant aujourd'hui prs de 22 000 hectares dans la rgion du Sud, l'entreprise HEVECAM prvoit tendre ses superficies sur 18 000 hectares, pour son programme de rgnration et de replantation de ses plantations d'hva.

11:17

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

While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula (M42). A potentially rewarding but difficult object to view personally with a small telescope, the above gorgeously detailed image was recently taken in infrared light by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope in honor of the 23rd anniversary of Hubble's launch. 
 Click image for larger size.
The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant, is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is seen above primarily because it is backlit by the nearby massive star Sigma Orionis. The Horsehead Nebula will slowly shift its apparent shape over the next few million years and will eventually be destroyed by the high energy starlight.

11:16

"Decisions..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Except for totally impulsive or psychotic behavior, every human
decision comes down to the choice between two alternatives."
- Jeff Duntemann

11:08

Naked People Terrorize Missouri Town, Synthetic Drug Flakka Suspected The Daily Sheeple

flakka

Several people went on a rampage in a small Missouri town that included barking like dogs, yelling, breaking into buildings and showering naked in soda water. The incident is being blamed on a synthetic drug that often causes extreme behavior.

Police believe the man-made drug Flakka was the cause of the behavior, which left the town of Sullivan in eastern Missouri reeling and searching for answers, the Kansas City Star reported.

Two people were arrested in relation to the incident, while several were treated at the hospital. The drugs recovered have not yet been tested, but police think the users mixed methamphetamine with flakka.

We had multiple incidents this past weekend of people on some kind of substance acting out of their minds, Police Lieutenant Patrick Johnson said, according to the Sullivan Independent NewsBarking like dogs, running up and down the street entering peoples homes, breaking into a business, yelling outside of local businesses.

One business owner described a theft that took place during the incident.

My dad came in Saturday morning ready to open the place (up) and noticed that the doors by the machine area were opened up and came in and noticed one of our cash registers was knocked over on the floor, Alec Ockrassa, the general manager of Sullivan Bowl, told KSDK. The thieves took more than a thousand dollars from the register, Ockrassa said.

Flakka, which is also known as alpha-PVP, has a similar chemical makeup to drugs known as bath salts, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is typically sold in a white or pink crystalline form, and emits a foul smell.

Users consume the synthetic drug by either eating, snorting, injecting or vaporizing it in an electronic cigarette device, according to the institute.

Flakka also featured in several incidents last year in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, according to the Star. It caused everything from overdose-related deaths to a slew of emergency room visits by people who used the drug.

The synthetic drug featured in a highly publicized case in Florida five years ago, in which a man...

11:07

3 Characteristics of a True Political Awakening Waking Times

Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The typical level of political awareness in our society is fairly basic, simplified and incomplete, but it serves as a functional trap for the mind and the imagination, pigeon-holing individuals into a conformist. This psychological trap preys upon two basic human traits: conservatism and progressivism. And because these traits are biologically hardwired into the human psyche, they are exploited as a fissure to create disharmony and division amongst the public.

Many people only rise to a level of political consciousness which allows them to understand their predisposition to one or the other of these traits. Awareness often ends here, with extreme devotion to one side of the publicized political spectrum.

The truth is that human societies have always needed an even distribution of people with each of these idealogical tendencies in order to achieve a balance between our need for external and internal control, protection and care. Political awakening involves rising above the prescribed psychology of division, into a position of appreciation of the qualities which unite us all.

This idea is enumerated in the following three characteristics of true political awakening.

Trust in the Statist System Collapses

To continue to trust and support a consistently abusive master is often referred to as Stockholm Syndrome. When a person experiences a true and deep political awakening, it is not longer possible to excuse any of the crushing affronts to human rights and human dignity that are intrinsic to state power.

State pow...

11:06

Agriculture reform key to NZ climate fight World News Echonetdaily

New Zealand Green Party leader James Shaw, left, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands after signing a confidence and supply agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Wellington. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

New Zealand Green Party leader James Shaw, left, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands after signing a confidence and supply agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Wellington. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

ROME [RAW]

New Zealand needs to transform its agricultural sector if the country is to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the nations new climate change minister says as world leaders met in Germany to try to tackle global warming.

James Shaw, leader of the countrys Green Party, said New Zealand was a developed country but had an emission profile of a developing country due to agriculture which accounted for nearly half of the countrys total greenhouse gas emissions in 2015.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made tackling climate change one of her top priorities and committed last month to erase the nations carbon footprint by 2050.

The 2050 target, supported by the Green Party, would put New Zealand in the vanguard of climate change with Norway aiming for net zero emission by 2030 and Sweden by 2045, both by buying international carbon credits and planting trees.

Its really an economic transformation programme that were embarking on in many ways, Shaw told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the sidelines of a meeting at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation on Saturday.

The new target came after a report released in March by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned New Zealand of environmental impacts from intensive dairy farming, road transport and industry.

For while the country only accounts for a small share of global emissions and generates 80 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources, it has the second-highest level of emissions per GDP unit in the OECD, it said.

The Paris climate agreement set a goal of ending the fossil fuel era this century and to limit w...

11:04

The groundwater beneath Hekla Volcano, Iceland; a natural analogue for CO (sub 2) sequestration RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The groundwater beneath Hekla Volcano, Iceland; a natural analogue for CO (sub 2) sequestration

11:04

Spectrum of poisoning requiring haemodialysis in a tertiary care hospital in India RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Spectrum of poisoning requiring haemodialysis in a tertiary care hospital in India

10:59

Venezuela: Local Communal Leader Confirms Candidacy for Mayor New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Lara state communal leader Angel Prado succeeded Friday in registering his candidacy for local mayor after a protracted dispute with authorities.

10:16

Fun in any weather: Russian husky's snow tubing obsession Signs of the Times

Playing in the snow has never been more efficient! After a decent snowfall in Volzhsky, this husky's owner decided to take his pup out for some fun. With the rope connected to his collar, the young dog gleefully slides down the hill and immediately runs the rubber donut back for round two!

10:14

Russian-Turkish partnership goes from strength to strength - Syria violence down Signs of the Times

The joint efforts of Russia, Turkey and Iran on a settlement of the Syrian conflict are paying off, as the level of violence has decreased in the country, Vladimir Putin said after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. Putin and Erdogan emerged after a marathon four-hour-long meeting. In addition to Syria, they discussed several other bilateral issues, ranging from joint counterterrorism efforts to economic cooperation in the trade and energy sectors. "I would like to note with satisfaction that our joint work with Turkey and Iran as guarantors of the 'Astana process' continues to yield concrete results. The level of violence has certainly decreased and favorable conditions are being created for promoting inter-Syrian dialogue under the auspices of the UN," the Russian President told reporters.

10:12

The space nation' Asgardia just launched its first satellite RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Asgardia is a 'virtual nation' that says it aims to build sovereign colonies in space. On 12 November it launched a satellite carrying its citizens' data

10:11

Strange sounds 'invade' the skies of Gomel, Belarus Signs of the Times

ESPAOL: Sonidos procedentes del cielo invaden el ambiente en Bielorusia. ENGLISH: Sounds coming from the sky invade the environment in Belarus.

10:01

And the Beet Goes On The Health Benefits of Beets Wake Up World

November 3rd, 2017 By Dr. Edward Group Guest writer for Wake Up World When it comes to healthy foods, it"s hard to beat beets. The nutrition facts for beets don"t lie. They are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are great for your health antioxidants and fiber just to name two. Beets support heart health, []

09:50

BEST OF THE WEB: 15,000 scientists deliver catastrophic "warning to humanity" over fate of our natural world Signs of the Times

A new, dire "warning to humanity" about the dangers to all of us has been written by 15,000 scientists from around the world. The message updates an original warning sent from the Union of Concerned Scientists that was backed by 1,700 signatures 25 years ago. But the experts say the picture is far, far worse than it was in 1992, and that almost all of the problems identified then have simply been exacerbated. Mankind is still facing the existential threat of runaway consumption of limited resources by a rapidly growing population, they warn. And "scientists, media influencers and lay citizens" aren't doing enough to fight against it, according to the letter. If the world doesn't act soon, there be catastrophic biodiversity loss and untold amounts of human misery, they warn.

09:47

10 Reasons Why You Should Never Mess With An Empath! Awareness Act

Empaths are extremely powerful people, and I wouldnt recommend that you mess with one. Empaths are excellent at reading body language, and they are the best mind detectives!

Empaths are born with a gift; they have the ability to feel others feelings. Although this is handy when you need someone to talk to, this isnt their primary gift. Empaths are experts on human psychology by second nature. This gives them to ability to be able to tell when someone is faking, lying, or simply not who they said they were. Some nice people have cruel intentions, lets face it. Empaths just have the ability to recognize this.

As an empath, the best way to explain this is: the knowing just happens. We know how to read people, and we arent easily fooled. If you are a cheating type of partner, dont get with an empath. You will soon enjoy the taste of your own medicine.

Empaths are Basically Lie Detectors

When someone lies, they give off certain subconscious body movements and ticks, if you must. Common ways to identify a liar is their eye movement, and overwhelming intention to convince you. However, if youre an empath you already know this. You dont know how to explain why you know, you just do. It is the most prominent feeling youll ever feel in your gut.

Dont Try to Fool Them

Empaths feel other peoples feelings much more than they would want too. Because of this, they know when youre faking. Dont try and hide your cruel intentions around an empath it simply wont work. Empathic people can see right through your conniving disguise. They often dont ever approach it either because they are also aware that you obviously have some kind of mental distortion.

They Sense Jealousy

Empathic people can feel when you are jealous of them. You might expect this to make them feel a bit charismatic, but that would be wrong. Empaths might know that you are jealous of them for whatever reason, and they will often demonstrate humility to make you feel more comfortable.

They Sense Hatred

One of the most prevalent senses an empath has is for hatred. Hatred is such a negative emotion it gives off a negative energy that is powerful. Empaths are drawn away by this feeling. They arent hurt over your hatred, but would rather not have their soul a...

09:44

11 Piriroformis Stretches That Will Erase Sciatic Nerve Pain Awareness Act

If you have ever experienced sciatica pain, then you know that it is no joke! A sharp pain or numbness that travels across the buttock and down through the back of your leg to your foot, this pain can be so intense that it interferes with your ability to function in your day to day routine.

Sciatica occurs when the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve are irritated. There are many ways that this can occur, such as a herniated disc in the spinning pressing against the nerves, a pinched nerve due to an injury or bone spurs that have formed as a result of arthritis. Regardless of the reason, the pain that results isnt one that can be ignored in order to push through and get on with your day.

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The phrase sciatica, however, has become widely accepted to describe leg pain in general. This vague use of the term has resulted in a large portion of the population reporting experiences. Some experts even estimate as much as 43% of the population will experience sciatica pain at some point in their lives. Often developing around the age of 40 to 50, the condition is rarely the result of one identifiable injury or event, instead slowly developing over time.

Signs and Symptoms of this condition include:

  • A constant feeling of pain in one side of the buttock or down one leg (there are rare occasions where pain is felt in both, but it is less common)
  • The pain may radiate from the leg down into the foot or toes
  • Leg pain is described as searing, burning or tingling, a sudden sharp pain as opposed to a dull ache
  • Difficulty standing up or walking due to a sharp pain in the leg
  • The pain intensifies when sitting down
  • Feelings of numbness, pins and needles, weakness or difficulty in moving your leg, foot and/or toes

Experts advise that in many cases sciatica can improve and go away over time,...

09:39

German reporter claims Russia faces the threat of being banned from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Signs of the Times

A German journalist and documentary filmmaker on alleged doping in Russian sports, Hajo Seppelt, believes Russia faces the threat of being banned from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. In a speech broadcast by German channel ARD on Sunday, Seppelt said that according to his sources, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not restore rights to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at meetings held this week in Seoul, South Korea, which could lead to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banning Russia from the Games. "According to new information ARD German Television received today, WADA will call the Russian Anti-Doping Agency at its meeting in Seoul this week in South Korea 'not code compliant'," Seppelt said. "That means the Russian Anti-Doping Agency didn't fulfill the criteria, the requirements which have been necessary to reinstate them. There are two big reasons for that: the first one is Russia still denies any responsibility, doesn't admit that there was a state-run doping program working in Russia for many years. And the second thing is that there are still samples sealed [and] stored in Moscow, in Russia, and WADA has no access to these samples."

09:37

Google says no standalone Daydream VR headset from HTC after all Fast Company

Last May, Google said it was working with two companiesHTC Vive and Lenovoon standalone Daydream VR headsets. The hardware would be the first featuring Googles WorldSense system, offering positional tracking without any wires. Today, both Google and HTC confirmed there are no longer any plans for a standalone Daydream Vive device. Instead, HTC says, it

Last May, Google said it was working with two companiesHTC Vive and Lenovoon standalone Daydream VR headsets. The hardware would be the first featuring Googles WorldSense system, offering positional tracking without any wires.

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09:33

Remembering Vietnam, Dr. King, and Beyond The Fifth Column

(TFC)  On April 4, 1967, Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech to the Riverside Church in New York City. In it, he laid out his position concerning the current US war in Vietnam. The title was Beyond Vietnam, and it was a reckoning King had hoped to depart with what he viewed as, break[ing] the betrayal of my own silences and he called for radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam. He was assassinated one year later on April 4, 1968.

A permanent state of war and militarism exist in mainstream Western society. Government policies such the AUMF and various intelligence and spying bills (C-51 in Canada) give an unprecedented ability to use violence and subvert civil rights. This is what Kings speech is really about. It wasnt merely anti-war. It reflected a more profound warning with a broader world-view; forewarning of capitalism and its death grip on the worlds most powerful nation and how chronic poverty and militarized ideologies are ultimately destructive.

This speech was a culmination of everything in Kings political and social dissident career. It was through this address that a signal towards a broader and deeper movement was to begin. He was an organizational might, able to gather thousands to march on social, racial, and economic issues. His involvement and leadership was paramount to the ending of segregation of African Americans. King adopted a number of non-violent tactics that included boycotts, marches, and civil disobedience tactics that included voter education and voting drives. All of these tactics aided in achieving civil rights and Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Anti-war protesting was extremely marginalized in the public arena. For King to openly denounce the war and accuse the US government of war crimes was beyond the conventional and accepted opposition. King said, Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their governments policy, especially in time of war.

Published documents from FBI wiretapped phone calls show that as the war progressed, King had found it increasingly harder to ignore. He also saw how the war affected everything and observed a great hole in Johnsons Great Society domestic programs.

The FBI had watched King closely and even attempted to convince King to commit suicide....

09:32

Having lost the war against Yemen, Saudis try genocide Signs of the Times

Fakenews: Saudi Arabia ends its blockade of Yemen's ports and airports - Daily Mail Saudi-led coalition says will reopen Yemen ports - Anadolu Yemeni ports to reopen for aid, says Saudi Arabia - Deutsche Welle ... From the last link: Saudi Arabia reacting to UN famine warnings says ports in Yemen it controls will reopen for aid deliveries. Riyadh shut them down last week after a missile attack blamed on Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The above headlines are false. The Saudi government announced the re-opening of some Yemeni ports and airports. All of these are in the south and under control of Saudi proxy forces who are fighting the Houthi-Saleh alliance in north-west Yemen. Some 70% of the population lives in the north-western areas which will continue to be under an extreme blockade. The most important port in their area is Hodeida which will stay closed. Back in March the U.S. Pentagon tried to get control of the port. But fighting for it would have destroyed the piers and thereby the supply route for some 20 million people. The most important airport is in Sanaa. The Saudi/U.S./UK alliance blocks even UN flights with medical supplies from using it.

09:29

Labour vows to factor climate change risk into economic forecasts RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell to say overwhelming challenge of climate change' must be addressed from very centre of governmentThe risk posed by climate change would be factored into projections from the government's independent economic forecaster if Labour took office, the shadow chancellor will announce on Tuesday.John McDonnell will highlight the human and economic costs of manmade climate change, calling it the greatest single public challenge and say the government should [...]

09:28

"How the GOP Tax Plan Rips Off the Middle Class" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"How the GOP Tax Plan Rips Off the Middle Class"
by Bill Bonner


Rich corpses: Weve been writing about the future. Weve seen that technology doesnt always make things better. As we pointed out on Friday, even rising GDP is not necessarily a good thing. (On the other hand, falling GDP is usually not so great eitherlook at Venezuela!) And although we never know for sure how it will go, there are ways to almost guarantee that the future will stink: Tell your wife shes getting fatter. Or go deeper into debt. No one knows whichif anyof these new tax proposals w...

09:17

Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 450 World News Echonetdaily

Iranian soldiers carry the body of an earthquake victim near the wreckage of a collapsed building in the city of Pole-Zahab, in Kermanshah Province, Iran, 13 November 2017. EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh

Iranian soldiers carry the body of an earthquake victim near the wreckage of a collapsed building in the city of Pole-Zahab, in Kermanshah Province, Iran, 13 November 2017. EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh

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Thousands of Iranians have been left homeless at the start of winter and at least 450 people are dead after Irans deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV says.

Rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed houses in towns and villages in the mountainous area of the western province of Kermanshah that borders Iraq.

Irans English-language Press TV said more than 450 people were killed and 7,000 were injured when the magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday.

The quake was felt in several provinces of Iran but the hardest hit province was Kermanshah. More than 300 of the victims were in Sarpol-e Zahab county in that province, about 15 km from the Iraq border.

The quake also triggered landslides that hindered rescue efforts, officials told state television.

Relief workers said while much aid had been pledged, there was an immediate need for blankets, childrens clothes, medicine and large cans to store drinking water. TV aired footage of some people weeping next to corpses shrouded in blankets.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered his condolences on Monday, urging all government agencies to do all they could to help those affected. State TV appealed for blood donations. The government announced one-day mourning on Tuesday.

Tempers frayed in the quake-hit area as the search went on for survivors amidst the twisted rubble of collapsed buildings.

We need a shelter, a middle-aged man in Sarpol-e Zahab told state TV. Where is the aid? Where is the help? His family could not spend another night outside in cold weath...

09:17

Asking Government to Regulate Farmers Markets is a Horrible Mistake Activist Post

By Curtis Stone Is farmers market fraud a real problem? Some stalls at farmers markets got their produce from a central supplier instead of a...

09:13

How Does a Narcissist Handle a Breakup? The 7 Stages and the Aftermath Awareness Act

When you break up with a narcissist you are opening up a whole can and a half of UGLY. While things will die down for a minute, by the time it is all said and done, you will see exactly what I mean.

This is an emotional roller coaster that is necessary but will still suck nonetheless. The only good way to break up with a narcissist is to make a clean break and cut contact completely. If you try to stay friends nothing good will follow.  You cannot stick around and fix the narcissist. When dumping one, their response can be damning or simple depending on how deep you have gotten yourself in and how much they are losing by no longer being able to use you.

The Narcissists 7 Stages Of A Break-up:

Stage 1: Feeling Threatened

Once you begin cutting ties the narcissist will know that you mean business this time. He or she will become angry and come out of the woodworks with some next level crazy shit. Be ready, anything is possible at this point.

Stage 2: Patience

After the initial anger, there will be a little moment of calmness. You will think the narcissist has moved on and while sometimes they have, that doesnt mean they are through with you. They are buying their time and waiting for the most convenient point to make their entrance back into your life.

Stage 3: Popping In

The narcissist will weasel his or her way back in if they can. They will out of nowhere try to make nice and be buddies. At this point, they do whatever they can to make you out to be the bad guy if you ignore them. They do this because they think if they can get close enough they can reignite the flame that you put out.

Stage 4: Apologizing

The narcissist will have been nice for a little while now and is now apologizing for the things that he or she put you through. This is a means of working to get back under your skin. The narcissist wants to gain your trust and make you love them again.

Stage 5: Caring

The narcissist will pretend to care for you. He or she will treat you better than you have ever been treated before and all in the hopes of winning you back. This point is usually where they do win or if you are able to stay strong they realize no matter what they do they have lost the game. Losing the game is something the narcissist does not do well with.

Stage 6: Tearing You Down

After the narcissist has realized he or she will not be winning you back, this is their last ditch effort. They try to break down who you are in hopes of making you run to them. They want to be your...

09:07

Bernie Sanders, Owner Of Three Houses, Attacks Global Oligarchy The Daily Sheeple

On Monday, Socialist Extraordinaire Bernie Sanders decided to issue a statement once again attacking the wealthiest people on Earth and accusing them of forming a global oligarchy.

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09:03

Neuroscientist: The most important choice you can make is the company you keep Signs of the Times

According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the surest way to maximise happiness has nothing to do with experiences, material goods, or personal philosophy. It's all about who you decide to spend time with. But "it's not just advice to choose your friends carefully," Cerf told Business Insider. There are two premises that lead Cerf to believe personal company is the most important factor for long-term satisfaction. The first is that decision-making is tiring. A great deal of research has found that humans have a limited amount of mental energy to devote to making choices. Picking our clothes, where to eat, what to eat when we get there, what music to listen to, whether it should actually be a podcast, and what to do in our free time all demand our brains to exert that energy on a daily basis.

09:00

Floating Cities Are No Longer Science Fiction, But Taking Shape The Daily Sheeple

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Artists rendition of a floating city

It used to be a fantasy or an image conjured by science fiction. It is an idea that is audacious and simplistic. Although seeming impossible, technologically is now within reach to create cities floating in international waters independent, self-sustaining nation states at sea.

According to the New York Times, so-called seasteading has in recent years matured from pure fantasy into something approaching reality, and there are now companies, academics, architects, and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020. This could be the solution for those who wish to live truly free away from the oppression offered by all governments.

At the center of the effort is the Seasteading Institute, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. Founded in 2008, the group has spent about a decade trying to convince the public that seasteading is not an entirely crazy idea.

That has not always been easy. At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self parody. Burning Man gatherings in the Nevada desert are an inspiration, while references to the Kevin Costner film Waterworld are inevitable. The project is being partially funded by an initial coin offering, a new concept sweeping Silicon Valley and Wall Street in which money can be raised by creating and selling virtual currency. New York Times

In this day and age, when governments are becoming increasingly oppressive and tyrannical, and people crave the freedom to live their lives without coercion or force, seasteading seems like it could finally be a legitimate alternative. One government even allowed (theres that oppression; as if governments own the seas)  the Seasteading Institute begin testing in its waters. Construction on a floating city could begin soon, and the first floating buildings the nucleus of a city might be...

08:59

Syria Has Officially Defeated ISIS but What Happens Next Could Be Even Worse The Daily Sheeple

Syria map black and white

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) On Saturday, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement vowing to defeat ISIS after the Syrian Army had already issued a declaration that it successfully defeated the terror group.

The Syrian armys capture of ISIS last main town in Syria, known as Albu Kamal, marked the end of its so-called caliphate and the final demise of its territorial ambitions.

There [are] some fighters left but theyre few. Small numbers is all I can say, said a Syrian army commander of the remaining militants near Albu Kamal, Reuters reported. Some were killed and some ran away. They went towards eastern or northern villages.

This victory sealed the fall of the terrorist Daesh organisations [ISIS] project in the region, an army statement said.

However, Reuters notes that this particular success will open up new doors for further confrontation in the country as the different entities vie for control of disputed territories. According to ReutersSyrian officials and a senior advisor to Iran have indicated the Syrian army will now stake its claim to Kurdish-held territory.

The drums of war are currently beating against Iran and Hezbollah, two entities that have significantly bolstered the Syrian army. A Syrian allied commander told Reuters that Hezbollah fighters played the key role in defeating ISIS in Albu Kamal, yet Washington and its allies continue to view Hezbollah as an arch-rival even as it wages Donald Trumps supposed anti-terror campaign for him.

In July of this year, a senior Kurdish official also warned that ISIS defeat as a territorial entity would, in fact, entail its transformation into something akin to al-Qae...

08:59

SOTT FOCUS: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2017 : Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs Signs of the Times

This October saw the continuing trend of deadly and record-breaking wildfires, massive rainfall, freak hailstorms and flooding and sudden powerful down-bursts wreak havoc across the planet. Early October snow also surprised people from the US to China, while many others spotted meteor/fireballs streak across the sky, with one of the space rocks possibly starting a wildfire! The chaos came pretty close to home for one or two people who had seriously close encounters with lightning! Check it out below, and thanks for watching and don't forget to like and subscribe so you don't miss the ongoing planetary drama! Watch it on Sott.net's Vimeo channel

08:59

COLUMN-Commentary: The truth behind the US show of force in Asia - Thomson Reuters Foundation RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

COLUMN-Commentary: The truth behind the US show of force in AsiaThomson Reuters FoundationBy Peter Apps. Nov 13 (Reuters) - As President Donald Trump tours Asia, three U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier battle groups are exercising together in the Pacific. ... Tensions with China and North Korea have kept those units on high alert. In ...and more 

08:50

New Moon In Scorpio on November 18th Will Reveal Our Deepest Mysteries Awareness Act

As the 18th of November is making its way here, so is the New Moon that comes with it. For those who do not know this New Moon will be in Scorpio and with that some very conflicting energies will be arising.

It will be at 26 degrees Scorpio to be exact and will be almost exactly opposite minor planet Sedna. We currently do not know much about Sedna as it was only discovered back in 2003. Astrologically its meaning is a mystery to us all.

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This New Moon to come is going to be bringing about a powerful shift that will in a sense connect us in a good way to our darker side. With Scorpio energy comes a lot of aggression whether we would like to admit it or not. It will bring about a lot of commitment to personal goals and a time in which we can focus on the more constructive parts of our beings.

During this New Moon, chances are you will find yourself at peace. Thanks to this New Moon we will be able to align ourselves with the mysteries that are hidden within each and every one of us. Whether we want to or not a lot of looking within is to come. If done correctly this will bring about a new understanding of who you truly are, who we all truly are.

If you have been overreacting to things lately or stressing far too much you will very much enjoy the energies to come. These energies will allow you to take a look at your personal triggers and prevent painful reactions. That being said, this is not something that is going to be resolved overnight. The energy from this New Moon will be affecting us all for weeks to come.

If something is no longer serving you, get rid of it. Use this Scorpio energy, to be honest with yourself in a way you may have never been before. Allow yourself to become in-tune with your dark side and overcome as many demons as you can. Use this energy to your advantage and do not hold anything back. Your daily life may change but it is going to be a change for the better.

08:43

'He killed a little animal': Florida mother accused of putting 6-year-old's hand on stove defends her actions Signs of the Times

Suspects don't usually say much to reporters waiting for them outside the jail. But a mother accused of child abuse had an impassioned plea for the South Florida media. "All the news every day, you see young people - 12, 13, 14 years old - they end up in schools with guns, and in this country it's so easy to get guns," Miriam Rebolledo said. The 29-year-old mother, who posted her $7,500 bond Friday, is fed up with her 6-year-old son. She says he's troubled and out of control. "My son is rebelling so much that he killed a little animal," she said. Police said Rebolledo put her son's hand on a stove as a form of punishment for hitting a student at school.

08:43

Supposedly, a second Fusion GPS dossier implicated Clinton Foundation donors, and supposedly, this makes Russia even more evil Signs of the Times

The Kremlin hoped to undermine the United States government regardless of which party won. Fusion GPS, the research firm commissioned by the Clinton campaign to compile the so-called Trump dossier, is also responsible for a second dossier - the information that Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya provided to top Trump-campaign officials in June 2016. The second dossier reportedly alleged financial misconduct by major contributors to the Clinton Global Initiative, a project of the Clinton Foundation. Fusion dug up this information in connection with its work in behalf of Prevezon, a Russian company controlled by Putin cronies. At the time, Prevezon was the defendant in a multi-million-dollar asset-forfeiture suit brought by the Justice Department. The suit stemmed from the Putin regime's fleecing of an investment fund called Hermitage.

08:40

'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The US administration's attempt to portray fossil fuels as vital to reducing poverty and saving US jobs is ridiculed in BonnThe Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN's climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the US.While Donald Trump's special adviser on energy and environment, David Banks, said cutting emissions was a US priority, [...]

08:40

As the Trump Admin. Gives Fossil Fuels Industry the Floor at COP23, Hundreds of Protesters Shut Out RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The U.S. government's presence at this year's U.N. climate negotiationsCOP23has been relatively small. For the most part, career U.S. diplomats have been cooped up in a tiny office away from public view. There was a notable exception, however. The Trump administration invited representatives from fossil fuel companies to speak on a panel with White House officials promoting access to fossil fuels. The panel prompted what might have been the loudest demonstration yet within the [...]

08:38

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents File to Intervene in Hearing for Private Security Firm in Louisiana RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A broad base of advocacy groups opposed to Energy Transfer Partners' (ETP) proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline continue to pressure officials in Louisiana to deny the remaining permissions the company needs to build the pipeline. The groups are also trying to stop TigerSwan LLC, one of the security firms that ETP worked with in North Dakota, from obtaining a permit to operate in Louisiana. ETP, the company behind the Dakota Access pipeline, intends to build a 162-mile pipeline across [...]

08:24

Saudi Arabia: Muhammad Bin-Salman's purge indicates something bigger Signs of the Times

Our region stands on the brink of war. We should not let small details - such as the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's resignation or the detention of princes and former ministers in Saudi Arabia - divert us from the big picture and the real developments taking place behind the scenes. The really dangerous phase is the one that will follow Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman's purge on the domestic Saudi front. It may be the precursor to scenarios for a regional war that could, without exaggeration, end up being the most devastating in its modern history. All that is currently happening is part of a carefully planned and crafted scheme, and the prelude to a sectarian war waged in 'Arab nationalist' guise against the growing power of 'Shia' Iran and its surrogates in Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq with American, regional and Israeli backing. The old Saudi Arabia is no more. Wahhabism is breathing its last, has been all but buried and is in the process of becoming history. A fourth Saudi state, dressed in the garb of modernity and based on different alliances, is being born. When its would-be founder and man of the moment, Muhammad Bin-Salman, accuses Iran of mounting a 'direct military attack that may amount to an act of war' against his country by allegedly supplying missiles to factions in Yemen, and his stance is endorsed and supported by the US, it is clear that a new American-led alliance is taking shape in the region.

08:22

FLASHBACK: No surprise: Obama's conflict tanked the Clinton e-mail investigation Signs of the Times

Hillary couldn't be proven guilty without proving the president guilty as well. "How's this not classified?" So exclaimed Hillary Clinton's close aide and confidante, Huma Abedin. The FBI had just shown her an old e-mail exchange, over Clinton's private account, between the then-secretary of state and a second person, whose name Abedin did not recognize. The FBI then did what the FBI is never supposed to do: The agents informed their interviewee (Abedin) of the identity of the second person. It was the president of the United States, Barack Obama, using a pseudonym to conduct communications over a non-secure e-mail system - something anyone with a high-level security clearance, such as Huma Abedin, would instantly realize was a major breach. Abedin was sufficiently stunned that, for just a moment, the bottomless capacity of Clinton insiders to keep cool in a scandal was overcome. "How is this not classified?" She recovered quickly enough, though. The FBI records that the next thing Abedin did, after "express[ing] her amazement at the president's use of a pseudonym," was to "ask if she could have a copy of the email." Abedin knew an insurance policy when she saw one. If Obama himself had been e-mailing over a non-government, non-secure system, then everyone else who had been doing it had a get-out-of-jail-free card. Thanks to Friday's FBI document dump - 189 more pages of reports from the Bureau's year-long foray ("investigation" would not be the right word) into the Clinton e-mail scandal - we now know for certain what I predicted some eight months ago here at NRO: Any possibility of prosecuting Hillary Clinton was tanked by President Obama's conflict of interest.

08:19

Video: Mother Threatened With Arrest At Bus Stop For Not Vaccinating Her Child Your News Wire

A mother in California was harassed by police and later threatened with arrest for her decision to not vaccinate her child. As Porsha Rasheed walked her children to the bus stop one morning, she was [...]

08:19

A Dozen Times Good Guys With Guns Stopped A Massacre The Daily Sheeple

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A man armed with a rifle walked into the First Baptist Church of Southerland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5 and killed 26 congregants, fleeing in an SUV after exchanging shots with a church neighbor.

The neighbor, retired NRA instructor Stephen Willeford, and Johnnie Langendorff have been named heroes after the tragedy. Willeford shot the gunman and caused him to flee, while Langendorff drove his truck about 95 miles per hour in a high speed chase to catch the killer.

In honor of the Texas heroes and the 2nd amendment that secures the right for good people to carry guns, The Daily Caller News Foundation has compiled a list of a 11 other times in the past decade where a tragedy was cut short or wholly averted because of good people with guns.

Some of the following were originally gathered by Eugene Volokh for his column in The Washington Post:

July 2017 A politically motivated gunman attempted to massacre Republican congressman during a congressional baseball practice. He struck four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Congressional police attending the practice because of Scalise returned fire, pinning the shooter down until officers from the Alexandria Police Department arrived, eventually killing the shooter.

September 2017 An immigrant shot and killed a woman walking to her car in a church parking lot after the service. He entered the church where 22-year-old Robert Engle confronted the killer. Engle fought the gunman, suffering a blow to the head. The gunman, however, accidentally shot himself in the chest during the brawl. Engle, permitted to carry a pistol, retrieved his gun from his car and held the shooter until police arrived.

May 2015 Two gunman targeted a Draw The Prophet event in Texas where local artists were drawing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed. An off-duty traffic officer working security for the event saw the would-be killers pull up in a black van...

08:17

Houthis threaten to sink Saudi battleships, oil tankers, if blockade isn't lifted Signs of the Times

Yemen's Houthi rebel government has threatened to sink Saudi coalition warships and oil tankers unless Riyadh lifts its blockade which threatens the lives of millions in the war-torn country. "Battleships and oil tankers of the aggressor and its movements will not be immune from the fire of Yemeni naval forces if directed by the senior leadership," Al Masirah news cited the country's navy and coast guard as saying Sunday. Earlier, Brig. Gen. Sharaf Ghalib Luqman, a military spokesman for the Houthi rebels, said that "systematic crimes of aggression" and the "closure of ports" compels the Houthi forces "to target all sources of funding" of the aggressor. He added the country is ready to "respond to the escalation of the Saudi-US aggression promptly." The threat of a military response to the ongoing blockade was made after Houthi leader Maj. Gen. Yousef al-Madani met leaders of the naval, coastal defense and coast guard forces Saturday. That same day, Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi posted a message on Facebook assuring that "international navigation will remain safe as it was before, "making clear that "only those who attack our country" will be targeted. The Saudi-led military coalition announced last week that it was temporarily shutting all of Yemen's land border crossings as well as its air and sea ports in response to a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh on November 4. The kingdom accused Houthis of firing an Iran-supplied rocket at the Saudi capital, and responded with bombing raids on the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. Iran has denied allegations that it supplies weapons to the Houthis, but concedes it backs the rebels' cause.

08:17

How to Master Your Thinking-Patterns and Habits for Self-Development After the Shift

 

The lecturer Manly P. Hall was a master in all the aspects of mental/spiritual development. There are many desires, habits and thinking-patterns that seem harmless yet chained us, limiting our true potential. When one is pursuing self-mastery, it is crucial to learn the skills to handle them properly. Putting effort is always the key to self-development since nothing is free. The master spirituality scholar Manly P. Hall shares his brilliant insight on the subject with this lecture.

08:13

According to a Recent Study, The Youngest Child is The Favorite! Awareness Act

While we all assumed the youngest child of the family was almost always the favorite we now seem to have confirmation. As the oldest child of the family, this is something I cannot wait to share with my Mother who claims to have never picked favorites.

According to a study coming from researchers at Brigham Young Universitys School of Family Life, the youngest sibling is more likely to be the parents favorite. They also noted that usually, the sibling that believes they are the favorite is.  The parent-child relationship is much stronger between the youngest for some reason. For this study, these researchers actually followed 300 families and asked the children as well as the parents various questions.

These questions were all in regards to assessing their levels of favoritism. The parents were, of course, asked how much conflict, as well as warmth they experienced with their children and the older children of each family, were asked to describe their relationships with their parents. They found that for the youngest child parents have a hard time being able to tell them no. Meaning the youngest child is often babied as if you are a middle child or oldest child you probably have noticed.

Younger siblings seem to place more of a comparison on themselves as well when it comes to their older siblings. While the youngest child looks up to everyone, the middle child will only look up to those older than him or her and then things continue on from there. This explains the babying to an extent.

Did you grow up in a household with more than one child? If so who was your parents favorite? Do you think they were wrong for having a favorite in the first place or do you think it was justifiable? Please feel free to check out the video below to learn more about birth order.

 

08:13

Turnbull bonds with Trump during Asia jaunt World News Echonetdaily

United States President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull bond at the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum in Manila, Philippines, Monday, November 13, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

United States President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull bond at the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum in Manila, Philippines, Monday, November 13, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

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Malcolm Turnbull had a half-hour rendezvous with Donald Trump at his presidential hotel suite in Manila on the last evening of his six day Asia tour.

Both leaders have been in the Philippines capital since Sunday for the East Asia summit which wraps up on Thursday.

Mr Turnbull and Mr Trump bonded with some one-on-one time, without officials in the room on Monday night in a meeting that went for more than 30 minutes.

They had been due to catch up at a formal bilateral meeting earlier on Monday, however at the last minute the schedule shifted and the pair had a three-way chat with Japans Shinzo Abe.

Its unclear whether Mr Turnbull, at the evening meeting with Mr Trump, raised the prospects of speeding up the US refugee resettlement deal.

The stand-off with hundreds of refugees at the mothballed Manus Island detention centre continues.

Mr Trump reluctantly agreed to resettle up to 1,250 refugees but only 54 have gone to America so far.

New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been hoping for a second conversation with Mr Turnbull, following her trip to Sydney a week ago, to express her grave concerns about the ongoing Manus Island saga and reiterate her countrys offer to take 150 refugees.

Its understood, thats unlikely to happen.

On Tuesday, Mr Turnbull is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the summit.

Mr Turnbull will also get together with leaders from the 15 other countries negotiating a China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership fre...

08:07

The Saudi purge was more 'palace coup' than anti-corruption 'jihad' Signs of the Times

The arrest of Saudi royal figures, ministers, and businessmen last week could lead to the confiscation of cash and other assets worth at least $800 billion. However, is this about modernizing Saudi Arabia or is the House of Saud broke? RT talked to an analyst at Lombardi Letter, Alessandro Bruno, to figure out what lies behind the purge, whether the arrests were part of an anti-corruption drive or the kingdom is trying to plug the budget holes after struggling to cope with the recession within its oil-dependent economy. According to Bruno, there's no doubt, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is consolidating his power. "He's ambitious, but appears to be sincere about modernizing Saudi Arabia - if for no other reason, because the Saud Royal family will collapse without major changes," he said. The heart of the problem is that Saudi Arabia doesn't have an income tax and the country's oil profits have been lower in the past few years, he explained. However, Prince Salman has big plans to reform the country, so he "has targeted the richest princes and is essentially extorting them out of a few billion dollars to make up some of the shortfall in oil revenue." The expert assumed the crown prince may also be reaching a new kind of deal with the kingdom's tycoons, claiming "they won't be able to get away with amassing their fortunes as easily now. I see it as a kind of 'palace coup,' like what happened in Qatar in 1995. It's more of a blow to the old system than an anti-corruption 'jihad,'" Bruno said.

07:57

Millions Face Starvation in Yemen Due to Saudi Arabias Blockade Liberty Blitzkrieg

Two years ago, German intelligence warned the world of the unique risks Saudi Arabia posed to the region. I covered it at the time in the post, German Intelligence Warns Saudi Arabia to Play Destabilizing Role in the Middle East. Here's an excerpt:

Saudi Arabia is at risk of becoming a major destabilizing influence in the Arab world, German intelligence has warned. 

Internal power struggles and the desire to emerge as the leading Arab power threaten to make the key Western ally a source of instability, according to the BND intelligence service. 

The current cautious diplomatic stance of senior members of the Saudi royal family will be replaced by an impulsive intervention policy, a BND memo widely distributed to the German press reads. 

Saudi Arabia has previously been accused of supplying arms and funding to jihadist groups fighting in Syria, including Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

At the core of this intelligence warning was none other than crown prince Mohamed bin Salman, or MBS. I've been warning about the specific dangers presented by his brazen and sociopathic personality for years, and the recent purge finally threw it all into the spotlight for everyone to see.

MBS has already wreaked havoc on portions of the region with his reckless and failed polices with respect to both Yemen and Qatar. Today's post will focus on the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen, courtesy of the Saudi crown prince.

The New York Times reported last week:

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07:53

DHS preparing biological attack drills in Oklahoma using infrastructure resembling residential and apartment buildings Signs of the Times

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to simulate 'biological attacks' on critical infrastructure near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. The first round of drills will occur on January through February of next year, along with the second round in the summer. For some time, we have been documenting the increased drills, the United States Government is actively preparing for or underway in a field training exercise. More recently, the Department of Defense just conducted a drill simulating a total grid collapse across the United States. Days ago, Wisconsin released plans on an upcoming drill to stimulate a grid collapse for mid-November. We find it strange the United States Government is drilling for apocalyptic scenarios, but provides very limited details to the American populace. It's not strange and we'll tell you why, if the public ever found out about the true nature of these drills it would lead to chaos. So frankly, most Americans will be left out of the dark of what's coming... Comment: See: November DoD drill: Solar storm-based national blackout scenario during Antifa protests The first drill starts in January and continues into February of next year at two buildings within the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School (Chilocco campus) in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma. The location is about 6-miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) plans to release low-levels of inert chemicals and biological stimulant materials simulating a biological attack on critical infrastructure. S&T is studying the penetration capabilities of a biological stimulant against resident buildings.

07:53

7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border last night blogfactory

It killed about 400 people and injured 7,000.A 7.6 magnitude earthquake just struck near the Iran-Iraq border (in Iraq, southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey). Initial reports of damage in Baghdad and that the tremor was felt in Qatar, U.A.E, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

 

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Though the epicentre was in Iraq, most casualties were in Irans Kurdish heartland. As older buildings stayed standing, many newer blocks collapsed. Some locals blame poor construction and government corruption, writes a Middle Eastern correspondent.

It was not just a natural disaster,the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border last night was the deadliest of the year

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07:52

13 Things Women Who Have Been Hurt Too Many Times Do Without Realizing it Awareness Act

Emotional damage can be just as damning as physical damage sometimes. Heartbreak is something that whether we want it to or not affects us as a person.

When we have been through far too much it shows on the outside. While we may not notice it, some people do. Learning the lessons that come with being broken over and over again is not easy and it is not fun. We begin doing things to protect ourselves without realizing it. If you are a woman who has been through far too much then after reading this you will know these things to be true.

13 Things Women Who Have Been Hurt Too Many Times Do Without Realizing It:

1. They stop taking love seriously

Love is no longer something they wish to look for. They hope it will come but when someone tries to love them they hesitate. They are more closed off than they were before.

2. They doubt others more

They doubt you and your intentions. They do not want to go through that again and will not just jump into anything. Just because you show interest doesnt mean you have good intentions.

3. They put up walls

They build barriers as a means of protecting themselves. They have seen the things this world does to people and want no part. They do all they can to keep others out.

4. They accept sadness as a part of life

They dont allow happiness to call their minds home. They are better at dealing with the sad it seems. They have been through too much to ever forget that feeling.

5. They stop sharing

They stop being so open and make themselves more reserved. They are no longer willing to give so easily. Pain changes people.

6. They trust less

They do not trust anymore. If you want their trust you must earn it to an extreme extent. If you are expecting them to give you the benefit of the doubt you might as well go ahead and pack up.

7. They are strong

They have grown and are stronger for what they have been through. This has built them more as a person than you might think. While they seem a bit over the top they are very put together.

8. They think of romance as fake

Romance is not something they believe in anymore. Relationships are meant to be so much more and they know this. They will not fall into the sweet trap most men put out ever again.

9. They focus on themselves

They take care of themselves first now and do not let others get in their way. They know what they want and will not let you keep them fro...

07:46

'Hannity' fans destroy products from companies pulling ads over Roy Moore coverage Signs of the Times

At least five companies have confirmed that they will no longer advertise on the Fox News' show Hannity over his coverage of allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore. Companies including Keurig, Realtor.com, 23 and Me, Eloquii, and Nature's Bounty announced they would pull all advertisements from Sean Hannity's flagship television show after he interviewed Roy Moore over allegations published in the Washington Post that he had engaged in sexual relationships with four teenage girls when he was in his 30s. "These allegations are completely false and misleading," Moore said in an interview on Hannity's nationally syndicated radio show. "But more than that, it hurts me personally because I'm a father. I have one daughter. I have five granddaughters. And I have a special concern for the protection of young ladies. This is really hard and I want to talk on the radio and explain this: These allegations are completely false."

07:45

Coffee and plant-based diets linked to lower heart failure risk RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Drinking coffee, and diets consisting mostly of vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains, have both been linked to a lower risk of developing heart failure

07:37

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

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07:36

"What A Privilege!" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, This is what I need. It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment- not discouragement- you will find the strength there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures, followed by wreckage, were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. Youll see this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.
~ Joseph Campbell

07:35

Choose Your Words: Failure Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Choose Your Words: Failure
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

When the word failure comes up, its a call for us to apply a more enlightened consciousness to the matter at hand. The word failure puts forward a very simplistic way of thinking that allows for only two possibilities: failure or success. Few things in the universe are black and white, yet much of our language reads as if they are. The word failure signifies a paradigm in which all subtlety is lost. When we regard something we have done, or ourselves, as a failure, we lose our ability to see the truth, which is no doubt considerably more complex. In addition, we hurt ourselves. All you have to do is speak or read the word failure and see how it makes you feel.

At some point, the word may not have been so loaded with the weight of negativity, and it simply referred to something that did not go according to plan. Unfortunately, in our culture it is often used very negatively, such as when a person is labeled a failure, even though it is impossible for something as vast and subtle as a human being to be reduced in such a way. It also acts as a deterrent, scaring us from taking risks for fear of failure. It has somehow come to represent the worst possible outcome. Failure is a word so burdened with fearful and unconscious energy that we can all benefit from consciously exami...

07:33

This Company Plants 10 Trees For Every Item Of Clothing They Sell TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Since 2012, Tentree have planted just over 16 million trees. The lifestyle apparel are for profit, as well as their environment. The company was founded by five socially and environmentally conscious friends in Canada. Their business plan is to plant ten trees for every item purchased. This means that their consumers have a direct impact on the environment and communities worldwide.

So far, Tentree have managed to plant around 5 million trees in Madagascar. This has helped to revitalise the entire village which has seen an increase in wildlife, fish and fishermen. The rest of the trees have been planted in Senegal, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Kenya, Haiti, Canada, Cambodia and the US.

Tentrees tagline protect the world you play in speaks volumes. Their goal is to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet. They are passionate about their environment and want to use the apparel industry as a vehicle for change.

Tentree are working to expand their movement in both Europe and Asia and aim to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.  

Tentrees collection feature pants, hoodies and accessories for both men and women. Join the movement...

07:32

Free Download: Aldous Huxley, Brave New World" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! 
How beauteous mankind is! 
O, brave new world, That has such people in't!
- William Shakespeare, The Tempest (V, 1)

Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too- all his life long. The mind that judges and desires and decides- made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions... 
- Brave New World: Suggestions from the State
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07:31

Trump names big pharma boss as secretary of Health and Human Services Signs of the Times

US President Donald Trump has nominated Alex M. Azar II to be secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar served as deputy secretary at HHS from 2005 to 2007, during the George W. Bush administration. "He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!" Trump said in a tweet announcing the nomination on Monday morning. If confirmed by the Senate, Azar would fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Tom Price in late September, amid criticism over spending $1 million of taxpayer money on air travel. Acting secretary Eric Hargan currently runs the department.

07:31

5 Signs Your Spirit Guide Is Trying to Get Your Attention Awareness Act

There are many different aspects of the metaphysical realm that can heavily affect us in our physical world. Some metaphysical forces might even be trying to guide you in the right direction. Have you ever heard of spirit guides?

Have you ever felt like you were being watched, felt a sudden temperature change in a room, or had inanimate objects move? Dont be frightened; it might be your spirit guide. Spirit guides are spiritual beings that watch over our spirits and try and guide us when they have the opportunity. If you are feeling like you are stuck in between a rock and a hard place then it is likely you might be experiencing these things. These 5 things are telling signs that your spirit guide is trying to lead you to a certain path.

Feeling a Presence

If you feel as if you are being watched, then this is a major indicator. It happens more often than we think too. This is often a sign of a deceased love one watching out for you, or keeping up with what you are doing. Feeling a presence in the room with you is a clear sign that they are trying to contact you.

Hearing Your Name

Have you ever been walking somewhere, in public perhaps, and hear your name very blatantly called out? Perhaps even more than once. It usually catches your attention immediately, as intended. Your spirit guide is trying to get your attention! Open yourself up to the spiritual world and see if you can make contact.

Vivid Dreams or Memories

Although it is normal to dream, you may be experiencing abnormal dreams. They are extremely vivid, and you remember them very well. It is almost as real as what is right in front of you. This can also happen with memories. If you have sudden memorie...

07:30

[VIDEO] Facebooks Founding President Admits That Social Network Exploits A Vulnerability In Human Psychology TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Early investor and Facebooks founding president Sean Parker has admitted that the network was built to consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible.

At an Axios event, Parker shed light on Facebooks early ethos. He explains how Facebook is designed to give you a dopamine hit every once in awhile because someone liked or commented on your post. He went on to say that is going to get you to contribute more content and thats going to get you more likes and comments. He concluded that the network was a social validation feedback loop.  

The inventors, creators its me, its Mark [Zuckerberg], its Kevin Systrom on Instagram, its all of these people understood this consciously. And we did it anyway, Parker said.

Parker is a stream founder and chair of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. He has accused the social media platform of exploiting human vulnerability using psychology and appears to be concerned with the effect this is having on us. He warned about the unknown societal consequences of widespread social media use, saying that he had become something of a conscientious objector against social platforms. The uninten...

07:29

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bobby Zizelman: An officer and a gentleman Signs of the Times

U.S. Army chopper pilot Bobby Zizelman who took pity on Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders and gave her his coat on a chilly Korea day That camouflage coat finally has a face. When President Donald Trump tried to visit Korea's demilitarized zone on Wednesday during his 12-day trip through Asia, a U.S. Army Ranger made headlines by lending White House press secretary Sarah Sanders his camouflage jacket on a chilly morning. Now the Army has exclusively shared photos of the new face of American chivalry with DailyMail.com. Meet Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bobby Zizelman, a helicopter test pilot who stepped in to warm Sanders up on the tarmac at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. Zizelman is a maintenance test pilot who flies Chinook helicopters that were among the convoy headed to the DMZ with the Sikorsky chopper (pictured) that served as Marine One

07:18

'Foreign, European Jews' caused 'great problems' in Middle East - Prince Charles in 1986 letter Signs of the Times

In a newly revealed letter dating back to 1986, Prince Charles blamed the "influx of foreign, European Jews" for aggravating the Arab-Israeli conflict, voicing hope some American president would have the "courage to stand up to the Jewish lobby" one day. Comment: That day was never going to come: The Israel Lobby: Destroying Americans' First Amendment rights? Assange: Forget Russia, America's real threat comes from Israel and the Israel Lobby The note, written on November 24, 1986, was found in a public archive and published by the Daily Mail. The Prince penned the letter after official visits to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar with Princess Diana. "I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally," the then 38-year-old Prince of Wales wrote in his letter, adding, that "it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause great problems" in the Middle East. "I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated?" he questioned. Comment: Israeli geneticist: Ashkenazi jews come from Turkish villages, not Palestine

Media Silent as a Record 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to End Govt Corruption Activist Post

By Rachel Blevins Close to 1 million people took to the streets in Spain to call for the release of Catalan political prisonersbut this historic...

07:17

Zimbabwe army ready 'to step in' to end ZANU-PF purge RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Zimbabwe's army chief has called for an immediate end to purges within President Robert Mugabe's ruling party following the dismissal last week of the country's vice-president.

07:12

Robin and great tit Dear Kitty. Some blog

Robin, 12 November 2017

After 11 November 2017 in the Veluwe region came 12 November. Early in the morning, we saw this robin.

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07:00

Scientists Say Gluten Sensitivity May Not Be Attributed To Gluten, But Another Ingredient The Daily Sheeple

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Scientists have been sounding the alarm that gluten-sensitivity may not even exist unless you actually have coeliac disease. But, a perceived sensitivity to gluten is likely attributed to another ingredient that is commonly found in bread too.

Gluten was originally assumed to be the culprit because of coeliac disease, and the fact that people felt better when they stopped eating wheat, Peter Gibson of Monash University told New Scientist. Now it seems like that initial assumption was wrong.

Studies have been pointing towards gluten sensitivity not being a real thing. However,  plenty of people seem to have upset stomachs when they eat bread and may have falsely attributed their pains to gluten.  Now, a new study shows that those stomach problems may have nothing to do with gluten, as scientists suspected, but theres another wheat component to blame.

Coeliac disease manifests as an immune response to gluten, a family of proteins found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Based on various studies, the prevalence of coeliac disease in an average population is only around 1.3 percent. Yet the percentage of people who report adverse stomach symptoms when they eat wheat is significantly higher than those with a legitimate case of coeliac. The exact prevalence of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) as it is called, is still unknown, although a recent study suggests it could be as high as 13 percent.

This has prompted scientists and doctors to look into the possible culprit since its unlikely to be gluten.  According to Science Alert, Gibson and his team have performed extensive...

06:59

15 Signs You Descend From Fairies Awareness Act

While it may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, the concept of fairy bloodlines among the human population dates back to Celtic folklore. Celts believed that there were certain members of their royal family that possessed fairy blood elevating them to a higher status in their society. Not only were they a member of the royal family, but they were tasked with the important job of protecting this unique royal blood both for the future of their family as well as to safeguard the future of the human population as a whole.

As this bloodline continued to grow and develop, their story was shared across the lands. Various cultures and religions picked up on the folklore surrounding their gift, desiring to marry into the bloodline in hopes of also being blessed by their gift.

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The fairies as depicted in ancient Celtic folklore was very different from the tiny, magical, winged creatures that come to mind today. They could often pass as human, being of the same size and shape, however, they possessed magical powers and appeared to never age. The didnt have wings or other obvious physical differences, allowing them to walk among humans undetected. The Welsh even believed that fairies were also mortal, however, their lives lasted much longer than that of their human counterparts, often living hundreds or thousands of years.

As these fairies traveled freely among us, it is no surprise that tales exist of romantic connections developing. In many cases, it is said, humans werent even necessarily aware that their partner was a fairy! If these relationships resulted in a child, it would go one of two ways: A child born of a human mother and a fairy father appeared human, however, they likely possessed the magical abilities of a fairy handed down from their father. A child born of a fairy mother and a human father was, instead, born in the fairy world and was described as being ethereal.

Source: Exemplore

 

Other stories were shared of fairies who would steal the child of a human couple leaving, in its place, a fairy baby. The parents, unaware that the swap had occurred, would raise a child with abilities that they...

06:54

Why Arent Negotiations Being Considered to Resolve the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen? MintPress News

Opinion From the moment that the Saudi-led onslaught against Yemen began, the USA has been solidly behind Riyadh. Yemen now faces a humanitarian crisis, yet the forces committed to sovereignty and economic development remain strong, nowhere near surrender. Signs now indicate that as the war continues, some circles within the US power structure may be looking at other options, including negotiations.

US media routinely distorts the conflict in Yemen. The primary narrative is that the war is a complex, internal matter with scores of different factions competing for power. Typical US media reports on the conflict in Yemen overload the reader with references, mentioning the Houthis, Saleh, Al-Queda, ISIS, tribal forces, etc.; leaving the reader with the impression that Yemen is simply a disastrous mess of armed factions killing each other in ways that are beyond comprehension.

In addition to the primary narrative, more explicitly hawkish publications, specifically a hardline minority in the US press closely tied to Israel and Saudi Arabia, will repeat an even more distorted narrative. FOX News and the Wall Street Journal, both part of News Corporation, which is partially owned by Saudi Arabia, will often tell a story about Iranian imperialism. They present the war as Saudi Arabia fighting off an attempt by the Islamic Republic to colonize its neighbor.

Both of these narratives distort reality. The war in Yemen is not a deeply complicated mess, and it is not a proxy war with Iran. The war in Yemen is a struggle by one of the poorest countries in the world to assert its independence. Saudi Arabia, aligned with the United States, is fighting to keep Yemen an impoverished, underdeveloped satellite state.

 

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Houthi rebels ride on a pickup truck as they attend a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen. June 20, 2016.

Houthi rebels ride on a pickup truck as they attend a gatherin...

06:52

Surprising Study Suggests Gluten Sensitivity Isnt Caused By Gluten At All The Mind Unleashed

After eating foods that contain gluten, do you tend to experience itching, irritability, bloating, or general discomfort? If so, youve likely assumed you are allergic to the protein found in a variety of grains. But according to a new study, gluten isnt the actual culprit. Rather, a sugar chain called fructans is to blame.

Approximately 1 percent of the population has celiac disease an autoimmune disorder that makes them react badly after consuming gluten proteins in wheat. An additional 12 percent feel bad after eating wheat-based foods, such as bread and pasta. This occurs, despite them not having celiac disorder. Since gluten became a buzzword, researchers have been stumped by the phenomena. But now, new research published in the journal Gastroenterology offers clarity on the topic.

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Fructans are a type of sugar chain found in wheat, barley, and rye in addition to onions, garlic, chickpeas, cabbage, and artichoke. To test if those who have sensitivities to gluten are actually allergic to fructans, researchers from the University of Oslo in Norway and Monash University in Australia recruited 59 non-celiac adults following gluten-free diets to participate in an experiment.

First, they gave the volunteers three types of cereal bars containing gluten, fructans or neither. The participants ate one of these every day for seven days, waiting one week in between trying new bars. Because the bars are identical, the participants have no idea which ones consumed fructans, gluten or neither.

It turns out, the fructan bar triggered 15 percent more bloating and a 13 percent increase gastrointestinal distress compared to the control bar. The gluten bar had no effect. The findings are similar to those of a 2013 study, in which non-celiacs who ate gluten-free to relieve gut issues found no difference in symptoms when they ate identical meals that either lacked gluten or were full of it.

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06:48

Uber is launching flying cars in 2020? blogfactory

The company announced an on-demand fully electric vertical takeoff and landing flying car service

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On November 8th at Web Summit in Lisbon, Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden used his full twenty minutes with thousands of journalists and tens of thousands of attendees to detail the companys plans for   flying cars. Given the year Uber is experiencing, it might be understandable for Holden to try to divert attention away from some glaring issues. But Holden was deadly serious and added significant details to Ubers previously announced plans to introduce a local air taxi service. Holden announced that Los Angeles will join Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai as pilot cities for the Uber Elevate service test in 2020. Thats the year that arrives in 25 months.

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06:48

Controversial Ruling Says Organic Food Doesnt Have To Grow In Real Soil Your News Wire

A controversial ruling by the USDA will allow farmers to grow food considered  organic without the need for real soil.   On November 1, members of the the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), which functions as an [...]

06:47

Heartless! California authorities demand that church stop feeding the homeless Signs of the Times

It's tough to say when our societal values shifted so dramatically, but for some reason now, government at large has decided that charity for the homeless is a crime. In a society with such stunning abundance, efforts to feed the homeless are being met with legal challenges and even police action in America. This is a disturbing trend which has been gaining steam in recent years. In the latest publicized event, authorities in California have demanded that the United Methodist Church in Malibu, CA stop its meager yet hope-giving program of offering hot meals to the city's homeless. The church has been giving away only 100 meals a week, on Wednesdays, since 2014, which is a relatively small humanitarian contribution in a wave of homelessness which has descended on the West Coast since the housing crisis of 2008 and now spurred on by the excesses of the regions tech industry.

06:44

Entire Holistic Family, Who Fought Big Pharma, Found Murdered Your News Wire

An entire family of four who ran a holistic health company fighting Big Pharma, were found murdered at their home in Arizona.  Police discovered the bodies of Annie and Jason Fairbanks along with their two [...]

06:44

Russia's strategic mercy allows US to save face in Syria Signs of the Times

The new US-Russian joint statement on Syria may allow Washington to "save face" and exit the country without sustaining a "crushing defeat", according to a Syrian legislator. Syrian MP Muhannad al Haj Ali told Sputnik Arabic that the joint statement on Syria issued by Russia and the US essentially means that Moscow is allowing Washington "to exit Syria without a crushing defeat and to save face." "Syria needs to continue conducting military operations and to deal with the Kurdish issue. It should be noted that not all Kurds seek to secede, so it is important to distinguish between separatists and those loyal to the government," the MP explained.

06:33

EU Signs Agreement To Ditch NATO And Launch European Army Your News Wire

The European Union has signed an agreement which will see EU member states ditch NATO and launch a European army to replace it. Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, was signed by 23 out of the [...]

06:33

Donald Trump melting down on Twitter blogfactory

To~White House staff, youre  OK with this?

American policy outlined privately by the President and leader of the West through Twitter??

Its a weekend, and that means that incompetent manchild Donald Trump is out of his damn gourd. Again. And since there is apparently nobody in his entire circle of would-be leaders and so-called brilliant minds who can convince him that the world does not need to know each and every one of his On The Toilet Thoughts, it means were getting every one of them.

As we go through these Toilet Thoughts, please keep in mind that this is not normal behavior, for a president. During the last presidential administration certain networks had blustering shout-fests over whether a president should put his feet on the desk or whether spicy mustard on a sandwich was a bridge too fking far, for the common clay of Americas heartland. Now we get this.

When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrori...

06:29

Woman Says George H.W. Bush Attempted To Rape Her As A Child Your News Wire

A woman has accused former President George H.W. Bush of attempting to rape her when she was just a child.  According to a bombshell report, Roslyn Corrigan says Bush, then 79, fondled her during a 2003 [...]

06:29

How To Tell If Someone In Your Life Is Inherently Evil Awareness Act

While we like to look for the best in all people, sometimes there is no best. Sometimes there is no good to be found.

There are people in this world who can do unthinkable things and feel no remorse for them. That is a reality that at some point we all must face. Have you ever come across someone who was so evil they made you feel as if your very world had been shaken to the core?

I came across a Reddit thread earlier that got me to thinking about this sort of thing. I looked through as many responses as I could without making myself sick of humanity and decided that it was worth sharing with all of you. The following entries are things Redditors from all over shared on this thread and at the very least they will make you think.

The Reddit thread was titled Have you ever met someone inherently evil? and has about 500 responses thus far. Have you ever met someone who was inherently evil and how close were they to you in your life? I believe after reading this you will all be a bit more picky about who you allow in your inner circle.

My mother, the first memory I have of her is her telling me that I was supposed to be aborted and the only thing that saved me was god. She physically and emotionally abused me and my siblings. She would constantly tell me and my sisters that no man would ever love any of us and the only thing we were good for was our bodies. She started telling us that as soon as we could talk.

She made our father stop hugging us around 5 years old because she thought if he got too close he would rape us, which she constantly accused him of all throughout our lives. She actually made me stop taking showers after sundown at the age of 10 because she said it made her feel like I just got finished having sex with my father. She would beat us over the slightest, tiniest of things. I didnt make my bed before school? She got a wooden cutting board took it to the butt, back, and legs.

My little sister (around 5 at the time) say something my mother thought a 5 year old shouldnt say? Metal serving spoon to the mouth. All of my sisters and I didnt have the house cleaned to her liking? She would break whatever she could grasp on us. The thing sticks with me the most is the fact she thought her actions out.

She didnt just beat us out of anger. She did it as a calculated, hidden, stress relieving action. She would beat us in places that our teachers would never see, threaten us to make us never tell, convince us we deserved it, and laugh while doing it.

She literally cackled with every landed hit. She manipulated every person she met to make them believe th...

06:27

Brit MSM in predictable hysterics over former first minister Alex Salmond's new RT show Signs of the Times

Hysterical headlines have become a part of daily British life. So, it was little surprise the mainstream media went into meltdown over the launch of Alex Salmond's new show on RT. It has all the right ingredients for the type of scaremongering that gets clicks for UK news websites - Russia, alternative media and the man who led the charge for Scottish independence. Journalists are painting a picture of RT's London headquarters being patrolled by Kremlin-paid secret agents, pushing out propaganda and, well, hacking into everything. It is really, very amusing. Journalists from the Times, including Magnus Linklater, were quick to slate [ed. Brit. slang - to insult] Salmond. Yes, that's right, the Times - the paper owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

06:26

What does a pre-crash financial market look like? You're seeing one now Signs of the Times

The only other times in our history when stock prices have been this high relative to earnings, a horrifying stock market crash has always followed. Will things be different for us this time? We shall see, but without a doubt this is what a pre-crash market looks like. This current bubble has been based on irrational euphoria that has been fueled by relentless central bank intervention, but now global central banks are removing the artificial life support in unison. Meanwhile, the real economy continues to stumble along very unevenly. This is the longest that the U.S. has ever gone without a year in which the economy grew by at least 3 percent, and many believe that the next recession is very close. Stock prices cannot stay completely disconnected from economic reality forever, and once the bubble bursts the pain is going to be unlike anything that we have ever seen before. If you think that these ridiculously absurd stock prices are sustainable, there is something that I would like for you to consider. The only times in our history when the cyclically-adjusted return on stocks has been lower, a nightmarish stock market crash happened soon thereafter... The Nobel-Laureate, Robert Shiller, developed the cyclically-adjusted price/earnings ratio, the so-called CAPE, to assess whether stocks are likely to be over- or under-valued. It is possible to invert this measure to obtain a cyclically-adjusted earnings yield which allows one to measure prospective real returns. If one does this, the answer for the US is that the cyclically-adjusted return is now down to 3.4 percent. The only times it has been still lower were in 1929 and between 1997 and 2001, the two biggest stock market bubbles since 1880. We know now what happened then. Is it going to be different this time?

06:25

California Mother Threatened With Arrest For Not Vaccinating Her Children Your News Wire

A California mother was threatened with arrest after picking her kids up from school after she told police officers that she refuses to vaccinate her children. Porsha Rasheed was approached by an official from the Claremont [...]

06:20

Trump Chooses Former Bush Official to Lead HHS Department Operation Disclosure

Trump picks former pharma exec, ex-Bush official to lead HHS department

Updated 1833 GMT (0233 HKT) November 13, 2017

Source: CNN | By Maegan Vazquez

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Monday announced he is nominating Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical company executive and George W. Bush administration official, to succeed Tom Price as the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

In tweeting the announcement, Trump called Azar a "star for better healthcare and lower drug prices."

Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!
-- Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 9:57 AM - Nov 13, 2017
He previously served as HHS general counsel and deputy secretary for President George W. Bush. Following his time with the administration, he worked for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. and became president of Lilly USA in 2012. As part of his role at Lilly USA, Azar was on the board of directors for the Boards of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), a drug lobbying group. He left Lilly USA and BIO in January.

During Azar's tenure leading Lilly, the company was accused of routinely increasing drug prices.

In an October letter, Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, and Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, wrote that under his leadership, Azar's company fought "against federal and state legislation to increase drug pricing transparency." And a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts i...

06:20

Fusion GPS Colluded With Russian Government To Murder Anti-Corruption Banker Your News Wire

Fusion GPS, the shady law firm behind the discredited Trump dossier, colluded with the Russian government in an attempt to murder an anti-corruption banker.  According to a report by the Daily Caller, Fusion GPS and [...]

06:15

Bill Gates Begins Building Worlds First Smart City Your News Wire

Bill Gates has purchased a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million in order to develop the worlds first ever smart city.  Belmont Partners, one of Bill Gates investment firms, purchased 25,000 acres [...]

06:10

Central Banks Finally Hit Their Targets Just In Time For Another Crisis blogfactory

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They finally did it.

Since 2008, Central Banks have been desperately trying to generate inflation.

They know they cannot produce growth (hence why both the Fed and the ECB abandoned this as a goal in their statements back in 2013) so they have chosen to target inflation.

To that end, Central Banks have maintained Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) as well as Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP) for the better part of eight years. Theyve also printed over $14 TRILLION in new capital and funneled it into the financial system.

These two policies failed to create inflation for the simple reason that the money never made it into the economy. Banks simply were not lending. So all this cheap money just sat on bank balance sheets (earning interest for the banks) and the velocity of money continued to drop in a deflationary spiral.

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This all changed in August 2016.

Thats when the Bank of Japan began a policy o...

06:04

Brain drain: More bad news about smartphones Signs of the Times

Over the past few years, many of you have heard me and other professionals describe how smartphone use, and the technologically immersive culture in general, are associated with a multitude of negative outcomes. Whether it be sleep woes, increased anxiety, cyberbullying, rampant pornography exposure, or declining social skills, it is clear that the outcomes don't look anything like the sexy, sophisticated commercials that tech companies like to use. Yet although many of us have focused our attention on concerns about youth development, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reminds us that threats cut across all ages, but begin with our minds. Ever since the first iPhone was released in 2007, researchers have been looking at how smartphones are affecting our intellect, which roughly stated involves our ability to pay attention, retain/recall information, and problem-solve/reason. Although advertisements profess that these remarkable technological innovations will only make us smarter and more efficient, the evidence indicates quite the opposite. In the words of the WSJ author, "research suggests that as we grow more dependent on them, our intellect weakens."

06:03

Scott Adams: President Trump's 2017 report card (first draft) Signs of the Times

As we approach the holiday season there will be much debate on how President Trump has performed for his first calendar year. As a populist president, I think the best way to judge his performance is by focusing on the issues voters say are their top priorities. Pew Research polled voters to determine their political priorities for 2017. Let's see how President Trump is doing so far on the top ten priorities according to the public. Terrorism (76% rated top priority) ISIS is on the run, thanks in part to President Trump's loosening of the rules of military engagement, as well as pivoting from a Whack-a-Mole strategy to a total annihilation strategy with no withdrawal date. Both moves are good persuasion. And while President Trump's "extreme vetting" is unpopular with many citizens, it has probably reduced risk to the homeland. And General Mattis is widely considered to be a strong hire. Grade: A

06:01

America's Renaissance' to Gains for Renewables: Global Energy Trends RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

In its annual report, the International Energy Agency said the global energy market normally a slow-moving industry was going through a major upheaval.

06:00

Occult of Personality: An Interview with Greg Kaminsky disinformation

Below you will find and interview with occultist, esoteric scholar and practitioner, Greg Kaminsky. Greg is the host of the hugely popular and supremely excellent Occult of Personality podcast. For over a... The post Occult of Personality: An Interview with Greg Kaminsky appeared first on disinformation.

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05:58

23-year-old Syrian arrested in Germany for raping pony in children's zoo Signs of the Times

Police have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian for allegedly raping a pony at a children's zoo in Berlin; the man's crime was witnessed by shocked visitors who took a photo of the incident and handed it over to the authorities. The incident occurred at around 3pm on Friday, November 3 at the Kinderbauernhof (children's farm) area of the German capital's Goelitzer Park. The man was spotted by a babysitter, who was visiting the zoo with a child. "My babysitter was at Goerlitzer Park with our son when they witnessed the man carrying out a sexual act on the pony," a woman told the Berliner Morgenpost, adding that her babysitter had informed park staff about the incident but is unwilling to talk about it anymore because it was too traumatizing. An employee of the zoo told the newspaper that the babysitter had taken a photo of the man as he committed the act, and immediately contacted park staff, who called the police. When he realized that he had been seen, the young man got off the animal and disappeared into the park. Having seen the photo, park wardens found the man and apprehended him before he left the park; they then handed him over to police.

05:58

Court of Appeals allows Trump's travel ban to go into partial effect, exempts those with 'bona fide relationships' to US Signs of the Times

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed President Donald Trump's travel ban to go partially into effect, exempting persons with 'bona fide relationships' to the US as defined by the US Supreme Court. The San Francisco, California-based court overrode US District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii, who sought to block the ban by declaring it violates immigration law by discriminating on the basis of nationality. Trump's executive order, issued on September 24, indefinitely restricted travel to the US for citizens from eight countries: Somalia, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. Watson ordered a block of the order on October 17. He was joined by US District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland, who sought to block the policy on grounds of Constitutional prohibitions against religious discrimination. The ban affects six Muslim-majority countries.

05:58

Artist Paul Czanne exhibition in London Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Paris, France says about itself:

John Elderfield about Czanne portraits at muse d Orsay.

15 June 2017

By CHRISTINE LINDEY in England:

Exhibition Review: Czanne Portraits

Monday 13th November 2017

As artists like Picasso and Matisse recognised, Paul Czannes radical break with tradition was the seed for a new era of modern art, says CHRISTINE LINDEY

IN 1861 Paul Czanne (1839-1906) arrived in Paris from Provence, then an unfashionable backwater, as a provincial outsider.

Combative and curmudgeonly, he was as vociferous an opponent of aesthetic orthodoxy as he was of Louis Napoleons undemocratic, corrupt Second Empire.

His art was so radical that he was in his sixties before a handful of admirers hailed its importance. Hed invented a new visual language which laid the foundation of modern art.

Since the invention of photography in the 1840s, the dominant academic aesthetic which called for idealised, but precise illusions of the visible world had degenerated into cliched blandness as artists vied with the detailed accuracy of mechanical images.

But, like other avant-garde artists, Czanne welcomed photography as a liberator from tedious, inane mimicry. Over more than two decades, he investigated the basic elements of painting composition, line colour, shape, tone, perspective and touch (brushwork). And he deconstructed the academic practices which used these to produce three-dimensional illusions of the solid and spatial world on a flat surface.

Concentrating solely on Czannes portraits and presenting them chronologically, the National Portrait Gallerys exhibition provides an immersive study of Czannes dogged struggle towards this new, startling beauty.

In his earliest self-portrait, painted when he was in his mid-twenties, a pale-faced, moody, young man engages our gaze murderously. Black dominates, heightened with stark touches of red and white round the eyes and mouth. As with other early works, its emotional colour and wild brushwork was calculated to provoke, yet it anticipated Expressionism by half a century.

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05:57

Putin to Erdogan: 'Consider relations between our two countries completely restored' Signs of the Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on Monday hailing that relations between the two countries "can be considered completely restored". Putin said "If over the past year, we had losses in turnover by 43%, then this year, the growth [of the turnover] has increased by 38% only in the first eight-nine months of this year."

05:55

Brennan and Clapper attack Trump, accuse him of being played by foreign leaders Signs of the Times

A pair of former US intelligence chiefs blasted President Donald Trump Sunday after he attacked them a day earlier while discussing his recent conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday on CNN"s "State of the Union" that Trump's downplaying of the threat posed by Russia's meddling in last year's election was dangerous to US national security and allows countries like Russia and China to "play" the President. Former CIA Director John Brennan said Trump is allowing Putin to get away with Russia's efforts to disrupt the presidential election. Speaking alongside Brennan, Clapper said: "The threat posed by Russia, as John just said, is manifest and obvious. To try to paint it in any other way is, I think, astounding, and in fact, poses a peril to this country." Clapper, a CNN analyst, was responding to Trump's mixed comments about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comment: Brennan and Clapper don't seem to realize that the only people listening to them are hysterical paranoiacs. No one with a functioning brain believes their paranoid ramblings anymore.

05:53

Woman Claims George H.W. Bush Sexually Assaulted Her When She Was A Child Your News Wire

A Texas woman has accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexually assaulted her as a child. Roslyn Corrigan claims she was molested by Bush during a photo op in November 2003 when she was 16 [...]

05:45

Sister Kate (Weed Nun) on the Divine Feminine and the REAL Holy Trinity TruthTheory

By The Mind Unleashed

Raise your hand if youve heard of Sister Kate of the Sisters of the Valley. The bad-ass activist, who was formerly known as Sister Occupy (and still is to some), founded the organization which grows CBD-rich strains of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Located near Merced, California, the 1-acre property exists as an oasis and education center for a handful of women who call themselves nuns but arent associated with any religion.

Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Sister Kate (Christine Meeusen) to pick her brain about the womens work. As our conversation evolved, she dropped copious amounts of wisdom on the subjects of marijuana, the divine feminine, and how the mainstream media continues to re-hash a lie about cannabis being a Holy Trinity.

Watch the interview below:

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05:44

Deposed Catalan leader Puigdemont willing to accept non-independence solution with Madrid Signs of the Times

Carles Puigdemont, the deposed leader of Catalonia who fought hard for the region to break free from Spain, now says he is willing to accept a new relationship with Madrid which does not involve independence. Speaking to Belgian newspaper Le Soir, Puigdemont said that "another solution which isn't independence is possible." He added that he is willing to "accept the reality of another relationship with Spain." Puigdemont acknowledged that he remains pro-independence and worked to achieve that goal for Catalonia for years. However, he said "the arrival of [Jos Mara] Aznar to power stopped that process." Aznar, a People's Party (PP) politician, was the prime minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004.

05:42

3 Troubling Signs of the Expanding War on Childrens Health Waking Times

Alex PietrowskiStaff Writer
Waking Times 

There are some disturbing trends developing in childrens welfare, tell-tale signs of which are emerging from mainstream media sources. Its an assault on the health, sovereignty and well-being of our children. If youve ever wondered why people are so much more insane today than they used to be, theres a real chance it could be because of the things we are doing to kids these days.

Robbing Children and Their Parents of Health Sovereignty

For decades now, American municipalities have been fluoridating public water supplies, a practice which may very well be considered medication without consent, a violation of basic human rights. This is particularly more serious for children, as their small bodies receive much higher relative doses than adults. Even the government has had to admit that fluoridation is not as beneficial for teeth as weve been told,  and studies are demonstrating that exposure to fluoride may be damaging to developing of child intelligence, causing lower IQ.

Beyond fluoridation, parents are increasingly being superseded by the government when making health decisions for their children. This is happening with regards to vaccination, as one mother was recently jailed for choosing not to vaccinate her child, and while in police custody the state administered vaccines without parental consent. Major illnesses like cancer are also now grounds for state health tyranny. In 2016, Cassie C, a teenager from Connecticut was forced to undergo chemotherapy even though her and here parents had decid...

05:42

RT complies with DC's ultimatum, files for registration as foreign agent Signs of the Times

RT has filed for registration as a 'foreign agent' in the US, as November 13 is the deadline, Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has announced. The broadcaster has been threatened with legal action should it refuse to comply. "Between legal action and registration [as a foreign agent], we have chosen the latter," Simonyan said in a Twitter post on Monday. The channel thus complies with the demands put forward by the US Department of Justice. Reacting further on the dubious victory by Washington, Simonyan said she "congratulates the US [on its] freedom of speech and all those who still believe in it." In September, the Justice Department demanded that a company supplying services to RT America on US soil should register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The 1938 legislation was adopted to counter Nazi Germany. Washington threatened to freeze the company's assets if it failed to comply.

05:38

Syria denounces US-led coalition for adding 'new bloody massacres' to their 'war crimes record' Signs of the Times

President Bashar Assad's government has once again condemned the indiscriminate bombardment by the US-led coalition which continues to kill civilians and destroy the country's infrastructure, while at the same time, hampering Damascus' anti-terrorist efforts. The Syrian government expresses "strong condemnation" of the ongoing attacks against civilians carried out as part of US-led Operation Inherent Resolve, the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN said in its latest communication addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council. Syria accused the "rogue coalition" of adding "new bloody massacres" to their records of "war crimes and crimes against humanity."

05:38

Saudi Claims to Ease Yemen Blockade a Cruel Fiction RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Expand Women sit on cooking gas cylinders lined up outside a gas station amid supply shortage in Sanaa, Yemen November 7, 2017.  2017 Reuters Saudi Arabia today attempted to sell its changes to the full blockade on all Yemen land, air, and sea ports as concrete humanitarian progress today. They aren't. The Saudi ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah [...]

05:30

Big aftershocks could well hit Iran and Iraq in next 48 hours RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The magnitude 7.3 quake that struck Iran and Iraq on Monday has already killed 400 and injured thousands, and more tremors could be on the way

05:27

Tim Berners-Lee published idea for World Wide Web on this day in 1990 Signs of the Times

On November 12, 1990, the man who would go on to develop the World Wide Web published this proposal for linking and accessing information on the shared interface. Tim Berners-Lee wanted to initially streamline the collection and distribution of information at the European research center, CERN. By the end of 1990, the British computer scientist had developed a blueprint that still informs the way millions of people consume information. The vision for Berners-Lee's early World Wide Web are detailed in a funding proposal for the World Wide Web dated November 12, 1990.

05:25

Putin reported to run in 2018 elections as independent from United Russia Signs of the Times

The Kremlin is developing the appropriate scenario for the nomination of the incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin, for a new term as Head of State. This is reported by RBC, with reference to sources close to the presidential administration. The report stated the Russian president has decided on his participation in the 2018 elections, which is likely to be officially announced during the assembly of the ruling United Russia political party, on 22- 23 December. However, to keep us in suspense, January is also an option. "Putin's pre-election campaign is likely to be as short as possible", RBC's interlocutor said, his victory is "undeniable", so there is no need to rush into the campaign." At the same time, it is noted that, most likely, Putin will go to the elections as a self-nominated person, since he has a higher rating in society than the party United Russia.

05:22

Waterspout filmed off Malta Signs of the Times

Last week came to an end with some of the first bouts of severe weather to hit Malta this season, and a video shared on Facebook last Friday really helped show people what was happening just off the islands' shores. Leandro Cassar, a diver who works at the St. Paul's Bay fish farms, was on a maintenance boat with over 15 other people when strong winds and heavy rainfall hit the islands. "The boat was tied to the tuna cages because we were working on some maintenance there," Leandro told Lovin Malta. "At first, a large tornado passed by close to us, so I took out my phone to record it." An impressive video of the tornadic waterspout itself (shot by a young Italian diver) also went viral, with large international Facebook groups like Severe Weather Europe and Meteo Real Time sharing it. That video has now amassed over a million views, but Leandro's video showed an even closer - and more worrying - angle to it all.

05:18

MSM spreading word for Islamic State, says top counter terrorism cop Signs of the Times

The UK's top counterterrorism police officer says the mainstream media are helping spread Islamic State propaganda. Mark Rowley will discuss the balance of public interest in reporting on terrorist organizations today in Cambridge. Rowley is expected to tell the conference that up to 50 percent of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) propaganda can be found published on media websites or in newspapers, and is only available to a very small audience on encrypted channels before it spreads through news reporting. The debate will look at the balance between the public interest of reporting terrorist attacks and police concerns.

MSM spreading Islamic State Propaganda, says top UK counter terrorism cop Signs of the Times

The UK's top counterterrorism police officer says the mainstream media are helping spread Islamic State propaganda. Mark Rowley will discuss the balance of public interest in reporting on terrorist organizations today in Cambridge. Rowley is expected to tell the conference that up to 50 percent of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) propaganda can be found published on media websites or in newspapers, and is only available to a very small audience on encrypted channels before it spreads through news reporting. Comment: Did you get that? If over the past few years you've been terrified, out of all proportion, by the idea that 'ISIS' jihadis are coming to get you, then it's not surprising given that the Western press has gone out of its way to make sure you are terrified. Much of 'ISIS' propaganda would normally languish on websites in the farthest reaches of the internet, but Rita Katz (the daughter of an Israeli Mossad agent) and her 'SITE' intelligence group, dedicates herself to digging up ISIS trash on the web and shoving it in your face via the mainstream media. Aren't you grateful that Katz is spending her time promoting a jihadi agenda and scaring the pants off you in the process? The debate will look at the balance between the public interest of reporting terrorist attacks and police concerns.

05:15

Delusions of grandeur: US journal severely overestimates "unsinkable" American aircraft carriers Signs of the Times

Recently, the American journal The National Interest published an article with a telling title: "5 Reasons Russia and China Might Not Be Able to Sink a U.S. Aircraft Carrier". The author of the article discusses these reasons in detail. All of them are, by the way, pretty self-evident. The first one turned out to be (do you believe this?) that "the American aircraft carrier is big and fast . . . " The second one - "it has many weapons . . . " The third reason - "it is well defended . . .". The fourth reason - "it acts prudently . . . " And, finally, the fifth - "the American military technologies are the best in the world . . .". Such is a collection of simplistic propagandist clichs that the American propaganda machine is pounding into the head of the Western common man. It is important to understand that the National Interest is not some "yellow" paper; this in an analytical journal that is expected to offer responsible and professional publications.

05:15

Starling takes ride on sheeps back Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 27 October 2017 video shows a starling taking a ride on a sheeps back in the Alblasserwaard region in the Netherlands.


05:06

Algerian PM Ahmed Ouyahia says Arab states spent $130bn to destroy Syria, Libya, Yemen Signs of the Times

Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia says some regional Arab states have spent $130 billion to obliterate Syria, Libya and Yemen. Ouyahia made the remarks on Saturday at a time when much of the Middle East and North Africa is in turmoil, grappling with different crises, ranging from terrorism and insecurity to political uncertainty and foreign interference. Algeria maintains that regional states should settle their differences through dialog and that foreign meddling is to their detriment.

05:06

Saad Hariri finally appears, gives awkward (scripted?) interview Signs of the Times

When Saad Hariri appeared on Saudi state-run Al Arabiya television last week to deliver his "resignation" as the Lebanese Prime Minister, many felt that Hariri, who is also a Saudi citizen was being forced to resign by the Saudi regime. Several obvious inconsistencies were present in the original "resignation" speech. First and most strangely, he read a speech that was written in a Gulfi dialect of Arabic and instead of using familiar Lebanese terminology, he used Saudi terminology which is largely foreign among Lebanese viewers. Secondly, his resignation from foreign soil is not only incompatible with Lebanese legal procedure, but it is highly unusual in any context. Finally, as Hariri owns his own television channel, Lebanon based Future TV, it was considered strange that his speech was exclusively broadcast on a Saudi state-run network. Further evidence which emerged led Lebanese President Michel Aoun to join with other Lebanese parties including Hezbollah, the Amal movement and some members of Hariri's own Future Movement to say that Hariri had been kidnapped by Saudi authorities and is being held against his will. Last night's interview from Saudi Arabian soil on Hariri's Future TV was designed to assuage the fears that Hariri is a political hostage, but the interview left many more questions than answers.

04:59

Green Beret killed in Mali discovered SEALs' illicit cash scheme, report says Signs of the Times

Two Navy SEALs being investigated in the strangulation death of Army Sgt. Logan Melgar in Mali in June allegedly offered the Green Beret a cut of the military money they pocketed, but he refused, according to a report.

04:54

"Tako-Tsubo Syndrome: The Broken Heart Disease" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Tako-Tsubo Syndrome: The Broken Heart Disease"
by Prof. Filippo Crea


"It seems an infarction, but it's not. It's called Tako-Tsubo syndrome, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, and it's a rare disease which at first used to be confused with the far more common (and dangerous) cardiac infarction. Patients arrive to the emergency room with the characteristic heart attack symptoms: acute pain in the chest, an electrocardiogram with the typical changes and the release of those enzymes associated with the usual heart disease. Yet, as soon as a coronarography is performed, in order to discover the location where the occlusion preventing the blood reaching the heart was formed, nothing is found. In the infarction this occlusion causes a number of heart cells to die.


Many have defined it also as the "broken heart disease": it affects mostly women in post menopause period, when they are no longer protected by the estrogen hormones...

04:52

Pepe Escobar live from Baghdad: People Mobilization Units (PMU) are the secret of Iraq's renaissance Signs of the Times

On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the actual mastermind of numerous ground battles against ISIS/Daesh, met a small number of independent foreign journalists and analysts. This was a game-changing moment in more ways than one. It was the first detailed interview granted by Muhandis since the fatwa issued by Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani - the immensely respected marja (source of emulation) and top clerical authority in Iraq - in June 2014, when Daesh stormed across the border from Syria. The fatwa, loosely translated, reads, "It is upon every Iraqi capable of carrying guns to volunteer with the Iraqi Armed Forces to defend the sanctities of the nation." Muhandis took time out of the battlefield especially for the meeting, and then left straight for al-Qaim. He was sure "al-Qaim will be taken in a matter of days" - a reference to the crucial Daesh-held Iraqi border town connecting to Daesh stronghold Abu Kamal in Syria.

04:51

The Ex-Worker #59: Surviving a Grand Jury : What it means to resist a grand jury; stories from those who have; how to support North Carolina grand jury resistance CrimethInc.

Listen here. In this episode, we share the first-person stories of three comrades on the frontlines of grand jury resistance. As the state escalates repression through a new grand jury investigation in North Carolina against longtime anarchist Katie Yow, this episode offers perspectives from those who have successfully fought a grand jury summons. Tune in to demystify the process of how and why to resist testifying at a grand jury. For more information on her case and to support Katie, check out https://ncresiststhegrandjury.com/ and to learn more about resources available for those resisting and their supporters, check out https://saynothing.noblogs.org/grand-jury-resources/.

For more information on how to stay strong during state repression, see our article How to Survive a Felony Trial.

To hear more about North Carolina Grand Jury Resistance and other cases of ongoing state repression, listen to this episode of The Hotwire.

04:51

Football legend Maradona gives unwavering support to Venezuelan President Maduro Signs of the Times

During an exclusive interview with teleSUR, the soccer legend thanked his fans and supporters who made it possible to "give Nicolas (Maduro) a hug." Former soccer star Diego Maradona said he will support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro until the day he dies, in an exclusive interview with teleSUR. The Argentine thanked his fans and supporters who made it possible to "give Nicolas a hug in such a difficult moment" for the country. "I'm with Maduro, I'm still with him and I'm going to die with him," Maradona said.

04:51

Poll: Roy Moore maintaining double-digit lead over opponent despite WaPo political hit piece Signs of the Times

According to an Emerson College poll released late Sunday, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is maintaining a double-digit lead over Democratic opponent Doug Jones. Moore is shown with the lead despite a report from The Washington Post last week that accused Moore of engaging in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls decades ago. The poll, conducted November 9-11, has Moore leading Jones by a 55 percent-to-45 percent margin, down from the 22-point lead Moore had in a poll Emerson conducted from September. The poll also showed that only 28 percent of respondents were impacted by the Post's report.

04:49

Neonazis march in Warsaw, Poland Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

11 November 2017

Fascists and other far-right extremists have gathered in Warsaw to mark the 99th anniversary of Polish independence.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fascists dominate Polands independence day march

Sunday 12th November 29017

60,000 march through Warsaw with banners calling for refugees to F*** off and for a Holocaust of Muslims

SIXTY THOUSAND far-right activists marched through Warsaw at the weekend to mark Polands independence day, November 11.

Under the slogan We want God, a line from a traditional nationalist song quoted by US President Donald Trump on a visit to Poland earlier this year, marchers carried banners calling for refugees to F*** off and for a Holocaust of Muslims.

Other slogans included Not red, not rainbow, but national Poland, a double rejection of the countrys socialist past and of gay liberation, which Polish nationalists associate with the West. Marchers chanted for clean blood and a ...

04:49

Propaganda alert! Anti-Russia intelligence operation alleges Kremlin pushing fake Trump sex tapes Signs of the Times

Comment: Get your hip waders on, folks! John Schindler, a former NSA operative, summarizes a wild collection of damning speculation below. Unfortunately for the intelligence community, it's more embarrassing to them than anyone else. Attempting to get to the bottom of a complex espionage case, untangling multiple strands of secret agentry, is the most challenging exercise in all intelligence work. It taxes the minds of the most gifted counterspies, particularly when the operation extends over years, even decades, and it involves a complex cast of players, some of them Russian. A half-century ago, when our Intelligence Community was assessing if there were Kremlin moles inside our spy agencies (spoiler: there were), a nasty bureaucratic fight ensued that dragged on for years. The protagonist was James Angleton, the CIA's top counterspy for two decades, who coined the term "wilderness of mirrors" to describe the impenetrable mystery of certain espionage operations. In typical Angletonian flourish, he borrowed the phrase from a T. S. Eliot poem to capture the enduring mystery of never quite grasping up from down in a case, or knowing who's really running the show-and looking at it too closely only leads to more confusion.

04:47

Elizabeth Perkins holds sign with James Woods' name at #MeToo march Signs of the Times

Actress Elizabeth Perkins hoisted a cryptic sign featuring the name of actor James Woods high above her head at a sexual misconduct protest in Los Angeles on Sunday. The sign included Woods' name and the hashtag #MeToo, which has been used on social media to encourage people to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment or assault. It's unclear what motivated Perkins to call out Woods. A rep for the actress did not respond to a request for comment, nor did a rep for Woods. The rally took place on Hollywood Boulevard, where people walked in support of victims as part of the #MeToo Survivors March and the Take Back the Workplace March.

04:43

In a Spotify world, why does anyone want to listen to cassettes? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A US cassette firm is spooling up production again to meet demand. Do people really want to go back to the flimsy magnetic tape of the 1980s, asks Paul Marks

04:40

Justin Caldbeck picked a bad time to stage a comeback Fast Company

Since he stepped down amid damning sexual harassment allegations this summer, former Binary Capital partner Justin Caldbeck anointed himself head of self-reflection, accountability, and change, in what was apparently not a joke. Months later, it appears he has distilled those lessons into a presentation that he hopes will educate young men about the dangers of bro culture

Since he stepped down amid damning sexual harassment allegations this summer, former Binary Capital partner Justin Caldbeck anointed himself head of self-reflection, accountability, and change, in what was apparently not a joke. Months later, it appears he has distilled those lessons into a presentation that he hopes will educate young men about the dangers of bro culture in the workplace. Heres more from Bloomberg:

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04:39

A Top Secret Desert Assembly Plant Starts Ramping Up to Build Northrops B-21 Bomber cryptogon.com

Via: Los Angeles Times: A once-empty parking lot at Northrop Grumman Corp.s top secret aircraft plant in Palmdale is now jammed with cars that pour in during the predawn hours. More than a thousand new employees are working for the time being in rows of temporary trailers, a dozen tan-colored tents and a vast assembly []

04:36

Trump's Asia visit was a huge success, China gave him the royal treatment Signs of the Times

Love, hate, war, peace, the good, the bad and the ugly? Let's see how Godfree Roberts' crystal ball performed last week. The day before US President Donald Trump (DJT) arrived in Beijing, November 8-10, for meetings with Chinese president Xi Jinping (XJP), I had Dr. Godfree Roberts on the China Rising Radio Sinoland show to make his predictions about what would transpire. Godfree made two bold statements, one about Sino-American relations and the other about Korea. For the former, to paraphrase, Godfree said, Xi understands that Trump needs a crowd pleasing victory back home and will deliver on that goal. China will use its very successful millennial tributary system to help Trump bring home the bacon, and DJT will tacitly integrate his presidency into this ancient diplomatic framework. Godfree clearly hit a homerun here. Trump was telegraphing success before his arrival, even calling XJP "the King of China", which is very tributary indeed . All the mainstream pundits who were gloating that Trump would walk away emptyhanded have egg all over their faces, as is often true with these ideological communism-socialism-China haters. Xi and Trump helped garner over a quarter of a trillion dollars in bilateral business deals. The value of these deals is unprecedented in Sino-American relations and may be the second biggest on diplomatic record. The only bigger one that I've ever heard of was Xi's and Russian President Vladimir Putin's $400 billion gas/oil/pipeline deal, which I wrote about recently.

04:36

'Defense is non-negotiable': Tehran dismisses Macron's calls to renegotiate Iran's nuclear agreement and impose sanctions Signs of the Times

Tehran has dismissed calls to negotiate its ballistic activities voiced by French President Emmanuel Macron, who earlier considered amendments to the nuclear deal over Iran's missile program, and even sanctions "if necessary." France is fully aware of Iran's firm stance towards its defence capabilities, viewing it as non-negotiable," Bahram Qassemi said Saturday, as quoted in a statement on the ministry's website. On Thursday, during a visit to Saudi Arabia, Macron said there were "extremely strong concerns about Iran." The president proposed revising the Iran nuclear deal of 2015, saying it "must be preserved," but "complemented with two pillars," which would include "a negotiation on the ballistic activity of Iran, with sanctions if necessary," and a discussion on "restraining Iranian hegemony in the region." Previously, Paris voiced its commitment to the agreement, favoring new nuclear negotiations after 2025, when some of the provisions expire.

04:36

President Kennedy and the ruthless conspiracy Signs of the Times

In late October President Trump ordered that "the veil be lifted" from the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. More than 3,000 new, previously classified FBI, CIA, and Congressional documents were released to the public. A quick overview of the material shows that the bulk of it pertains either to the CIA's covert operations against Cuba (one of the most popular theories about JFK's assassination focuses on the ties between Lee Harvey Oswald and anti-Castro paramilitary groups that were upset about Kennedy's "soft" policy toward the island) or the CIA's search for a "Soviet fingerprint" in the crime - as can be seen in Langley's fruitless but determined attempts to turn the defector Yuri Nosenko into a key source of information (although, truth be told, he adamantly refused to give the required "testimony" and was for this reason long suspected of being a KGB double agent). We cannot avoid the impression that these huge document dumps - along with the scores of "investigations" conducted over the last 54 years, in addition to the books and movies about this cryptic murder - have one goal: to keep whoever really ordered the JFK assassination from being brought to justice. All of these materials focus in one way or another on the figure of the unhappy "psychopath," known as Lee Harvey Oswald, the lone gunman who shot the 35th US president on Nov. 22, 1963, from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, using a 6.5mm Mannlicher-Carcano Italian rifle with telescopic sight. Each new batch of released documents (and there have been three just this year: on July 24, Oct. 26, and Nov. 3) triggers another round of furious debate, all over the world, about his motives, connections, and the facts of the crime. The narrative of the murder would seem quite straightforward. Just a few minutes after the fatal shots were fired, the security services were already combing through the depository building. On the 6th floor, they discovered an open window, three shell casings, and a rifle bearing Oswald's fingerprints. Forty minutes after Kennedy's death, the cops already had a name, physical description, and address for his alleged killer. The crime of the century was easily solved. The police surrounded the Texas Theatre building where Mr. Oswald was hiding, and he was arrested barely an hour after the president was assassinated.

04:30

Facebook Is Ready With Your Next Dopamine Hit disinformation

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04:29

"The Kids Are Not Alright" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Kids Are Not Alright"
by Robert Gore

"The thing governments do best is borrow. Performance varies across the range of their purported functions - warfare, maintenance of public order, provision of goods and services, redistribution, regulation - but they all go into debt. The structure of governments and their underlying philosophies also vary, but theres one commonality. They are set up to optimize their own borrowing. Thus, central banks are essential.

There is a cottage industry devoted to the minutia of central bank personnel, policies, and pronouncements and what they mean for humanitys future. Actually, cottage industry is not a correct characterization. No cottage industry could generate the kind of money paid to central bankings acolytes.

After months of speculation, President Trump named Jerome Powell as the next Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. If you know why the Fed exists and how it operates, the speculation was so much dross. The Federal Reserve exists to facilitate the US governments issuance of debt. Mr. Powell will do what Janet Yellen, Benjamin Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, Paul Volker, G. William Miller, Arthur Burns, and every chairperson has done on back to the first one, Charles Hamlin: make it easier for the government to borrow. All of the other candidates would have done the same.

Central banks, their fiat debt, and ostensibly private banking systems that either...

04:28

Experts Warn Plague Outbreak In Africa Is Depopulation Bioweapon Your News Wire

Experts are warning that the new Black Death plague outbreak in Africa is not a natural phenomenon, but actually an engineered depopulation bioweapon designed to drastically reduce the number of humans in the world. Isnt [...]

04:27

WikiLeaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to appoint Julian Assange as an Australian ambassador Fast Company

It turns out Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks direct-messaged each other more than a few times over the last year. According to a new report from the Atlantic, WikiLeaks first DMd the presidents son in September 2016, and Don Jr. even responded a few times. The messages reportedly continued until last June. Of the many

It turns out Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks direct-messaged each other more than a few times over the last year. According to a new report from the Atlantic, WikiLeaks first DMd the presidents son in September 2016, and Don Jr. even responded a few times. The messages reportedly continued until last June.

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04:27

Jay-Z: Jesus Is Fake News; Lucifer Is Way Of Truth And Light Your News Wire

Jesus Christ is the original fake news, according to Jay-Z, who claims Jesus never walked the earth, yall being played and the idea of Jesus is just a tool used by smart people to control [...]

04:27

Arab League to Hold Urgent Meeting on Iran as Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets MintPress News

The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabias request, this according to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force. Egypt-based Ahram Online also reports further that the meeting will discuss Iranian interference in the region at League headquarters in Cairo, and other early unconfirmed reports indicate the meeting could come as early as next Sunday.

News of the Arab League extraordinary session comes as tensions are at breaking point as regional powers especially Saudi Arabia and Israel talk war against perceived Iranian expansion and domination in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, The Daily Star, citing the Baghdad Post, claims that Saudi Arabia has scrambled its air force for strikes in Lebanon: Reports now state the Royal Saudi Air Force has placed its warplanes on alert to launch strikes as the region sits on a knife-edge. The report accompanies undated footage of Saudi F-15s in aerial maneuvers over what is presumably a Saudi airfield.

The Daily Star adds the following accompanying the video:

The kingdom has mobilized its F-15 fighter jet fleet to launch a military operation against the Iranian-backed terrorist militia of Hezbollah in Lebanon, regional news website The Baghdad Post reports.

Saudi Arabia previously accused both Lebanon and Iran of committing an act of wars against it after rebels fired a missile at the King Khalid International Airport in the kingdoms capital of Riyadh.

However unlikely it is that the Saudis would take direct military action against Lebanon, the report reveals the legitimate fears of Lebanese citizens who are increasingly aware that their country has fallen in the cross hairs of an unusual alliance between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and anti-Iranian interests which see Hezbollah and pro-Iranian proxies as the number one threat and scapegoat for all of the regions problems.

Iran is currently being scapegoated for just about all tensions which have exploded in the gulf over...

04:27

Le fonds vert climat : la problmatique d'un inaccessible financement RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The post Le fonds vert climat : la problmatique d'un inaccessible financement appeared first on Climate Tracker.

04:25

Bride Runs Over Priest She Caught Molesting Her Child On Wedding Day Your News Wire

A 29-year old woman from Boulder, Colorado is accused of intentionally running over a Catholic priest with her car after the cleric allegedly molested her six-year-old son, only hours before her wedding ceremony on Saturday. Saturday [...]

04:20

FEC Gets Over 150,000 Comments About Online Political Ad Disclaimers Fast Company

The FECs public comment period ends Monday night, amid mounting pressure to require that paid political ads on social media contain a purchased by label

Today is the last day of a public comment period opened by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to hear from lawmakers, tech companies, and the general public about the prospect of requiring paid political ads placed on social media to clearly display the people or groups who purchased them. So far, the agency has reportedly received over 150,000 comments from the public.

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04:19

Why is the "Trump Collusion" case not getting the kid-glove Killary emails treatment? Signs of the Times

If the Justice Department is hell-bent on making a case, it plays an intimidating game of hardball. In July 2016, the Obama administration announced its decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for felony mishandling of classified information and destruction of government files. In the aftermath, I observed that there is a very aggressive way that the Justice Department and the FBI go about their business when they are trying to make a case - one profoundly different from the way they went about the Clinton emails investigation. There, they tried not to make the case. That observation bears repeating today, as we watch Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of any possible Trump-campaign collusion in Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Mueller is a former FBI director and top Justice Department prosecutor. To say he is going about the collusion caper aggressively would be an understatement. The earth is being scorched by the stunningly large team he has assembled, which includes 16 other prosecutors (among them, Democratic party donors and activists) along with dozens of investigators (mostly from the FBI and IRS).

04:19

Palestinian Authority calls out Israel for supporting terrorists in Syria Signs of the Times

The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of supporting terrorist groups in Syria after Tel Aviv threatened to directly intervene in the war following an elaborate attack on a Syrian Druze village. The Israeli military on Friday threatened to launch an incursion into Syria "to protect" residents in Hader, which is populated by the Arab country's Druze minority known for supporting the Syrian government. Earlier that day, at least nine people were killed and 23 others wounded in a car bombing by Nusra Front terrorists, which also involved an exchange of fire with government troops based in the village close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. After the attack, people in the Golan Heights held a protest to condemn what they called Israel's support for anti-Damascus terrorists. Israeli forces were deployed to the area to disperse the protesters.

04:16

Amazon keeps adding insult to injury, but Barnes & Noble is cooking up a plan Fast Company

As any bookworm can tell you, Barnes & Noble has been struggling, shuttering stores across the country in an effort to stay afloat. Now Amazon, the biggest single culprit behind B&Ns demise, seems to be kicking the company when it is down. Barnes & Noble recently closed its Bethesda, Maryland, location, and now comes news

As any bookworm can tell you, Barnes & Noble has been struggling, shuttering stores across the country in an effort to stay afloat. Now Amazon, the biggest single culprit behind B&Ns demise, seems to be kicking the company when it is down. Barnes & Noble recently closed its Bethesda, Maryland, location, and now comes news that Amazon is opening a 6,000-square-foot brick-and-mortar shop just up the road from Barnes & Nobles shuttered location, according to Bethesda Magazine. The shop will be the second Amazon store in the greater D.C. area (its currently building an outpost in Georgetown) and the 14th store in the U.S.

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04:15

Powerhouse to poorhouse: Podesta Group is closing it's doors Signs of the Times

The Podesta Group, as reported earlier today by True Pundit, will close it's doors in a matter of days or even hours, according to insiders of the embattled firm. Employees still remaining at the firm do not even expect to be paid again, according to sources. The company, in effect, appears to be finished. This updated intelligence dove tails with material published by True Pundit this morning: Kimberley Fritts, the CEO of the Podesta Group, resigned Thursday afternoon about a week after Tony Podesta stepped down from the lobbying powerhouse he founded. Sources tell True Pundit the firm has lost numerous clients and millions in billables since U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller started snooping around the firm's links to Paul Manafort who was indicted last week. Wells Fargo and Oracle have vacated Podesta's firm. It appears all the talent is in the process of vacating the firm.

04:07

Right-Wing Groups Accuse EPA of Using Junk Science MintPress News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was always junk science-fueled and the government should get out of science, so arctic drilling and a revived coal industry can boost the economy, speakers said at a fossil fuels conference in Houston sponsored by right-wing groups whose work was praised by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

The Heartland Institute advocates for decreased government regulation and has been described as the leading U.S. organization pushing climate-change skepticism. The Illinois-based institute hired former Kansas congressman and Tea Party Caucus Chairman Tim Huelskamp as its president in July.

Several conservative groups and political action committees cosponsored the conference, including The Heritage Foundation, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the Ayn Rand Institute. David Koch, a top executive at the energy and commodities conglomerate Koch Industries, founded Americans for Prosperity.

To celebrate the first anniversary of Trumps election, The Heartland Institute held an America First Energy Conference on Thursday at a Houston hotel, where Pruitt praised its work in a taped message.

Since taking over the EPA in February, Pruitt has rolled back President Barack Obamas Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, and withdrawn the Waters of the United States rule, claiming it puts too many bodies of water, even dry creek beds, under federal jurisdiction.

The attitude before we arrived said that you cant be about growth and jobs and also be a good steward of the environment, Pruitt said via video. Thats inaccurate. Thats a false narrative.

I want to say to you at The Heartland Institute, thanks for what you are doing to advance energy. Thank you for what youre doing to advance natural resources. Weve been blessed immensely as a country.

Several panels focused on how the EPA is changing under Trump and Pruitt, and multiple panelists criticized the agencys history in the pre-Trump era.

The EPA was always junk science-fueled, said Steve Milloy, founder of JunkScience.com and author of Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, during a Reforming EPA panel. We need to get government out of science, especially in the EPA, he said.

Milloy claimed the Obama administration paid climate scientists to doctor data to bolster the narrative that fossil fuels contribute to global warming.

Panelists said they want to undo the Endangerment Finding, an official proclamation from the EPA in 2009 that says greenhouse gases are driving global warming. Milloys prescription for the agency is simple: We want to shrink the EPA, he said.

One panelist likened Trumps industry-friendly stance on climate change to a holiday.

We had a door opened, and it was opened when Trump was elected president. Its like Christmas, said David Stevenson, director of the Center for Energy Compet...

04:04

Epileptic Girl Sues Sessions to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide The Daily Sheeple

Buds of Medical Marijuana with stethoscope

A 12-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions in order to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes on a federal level. A motion by the US government to dismiss her case has been denied.

Alexis Bortell, 12, was joined by four other plaintiffs in her lawsuit, filed in US District Court in the Southern District of New York on July 24, according to court documents. Other defendants named in the case are the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Acting Director of the DEA Chuck Rosenberg and the US government.

Bortell has suffered from epilepsy since she was a little girl, and treatments in her home state of Texas failed to relieve her suffering. But then, a pediatrician advised her family that they could take advantage of an out-of-state option to treat the epilepsy with medical marijuana, according to KDVR.

The family decided to use the treatment, but had to move from Texas to Colorado, where the practice is legal. They began administering the child a strain of cannabis oil called Haleighs Hope soon after moving. A drop of liquid THC the chemical compound found in cannabis that produces a high was given to Bortell once in the morning and once at night.

Since beginning her THC treatment, Bortell has been seizure-free for two and a half years. As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because its illegal in Texas, Bortell said, KDVR reported.

While describing the difference between past treatment proposals and her current use of a THC liquid, Bortell said: Id say its a lot better than brain surgery.

At issue in the case, is a federal prohibition on marijuana that prevents Bortell from returning home to Texas to continue with her treatment.

I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home, Bortell said about her joint lawsuit against Sessions, K...

04:03

Wonder Woman star threatens to boycott sequel if Brett Ratner is involved Signs of the Times

The star of the Wonder Woman movie is reportedly threatening to quit the movie series unless Warner Brothers cuts ties with a Hollywood producer accused of sexually harassing multiple women. Gal Gadot, the star of "Wonder Woman," allegedly told Warner Brothers that the company would need to cut its contract with Hollywood producer Brett Ratner if they wanted her to return for the next movie installment, an unnamed source told Page Six Saturday. Ratner's production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment aided in the production of Wonder Woman out of a deal it has with Warner Brothers, despite the contract with Warner Brothers ending in 2018 due to the harassment allegations against Ratner. Gadot reportedly said she doesn't want Ratner to be making money off of a movie about female empowerment.

04:02

Assyrian tablet reveals details about infertility Signs of the Times

The first diagnosis to determine infertility was made 4,000 years ago, an ancient Assyrian clay tablet discovered by Turkish researchers in central Kayseri province revealed Thursday. Various researchers from different universities led by anlurfa's Harran University examined a 4,000-year-old Assyrian tablet containing a prenuptial agreement and found out that the first infertility diagnosis was made in central Kayseri province's Kltepe district. The clay tablet written in cuneiform script discusses infertility and a solution for the issue, which is the inability of a person to reproduce through natural means. Professor Ahmet Berkz Turp from Harran University's Gynecology and Obstetrics Department told NTV that the clay prenuptial agreements addressed the issue of infertility in Assyrian families.

04:01

Another woman accuses George H. W. Bush of sexually assaulting her as a teen Signs of the Times

Slowly but surely as the curtain gets peeled back on the Hollywood predators, the light is beginning to turn on the political elite as well. The 41st president of the United States is the latest alleged predator to be outed by a former victim. Roslyn Corrigan has come forward recently to explain how she was only 16-years-old when she got the chance to meet George H.W. Bush. However, this dream come true to meet a former president quickly turned into a nightmare for the young girl. In an interview with Time magazine, Corrigan noted that then 79-year-old Bush Sr. groped her buttocks at a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the Central Intelligence Agency where Corrigan's father gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet Bush, Corrigan said. "My initial action was absolute horror. I was really, really confused," Corrigan told TIME, speaking publicly for the first time about the encounter. "The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn't say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, 'Hey dude, you shouldn't have touched me like that?'" Comment: Yep, same as you would if any creepy old man did the same. Overall, presidents are one of the lowest forms of life, not one of the highest. Corrigan explained that the incident happened as she stood next to Bush for a photo opportunity. While this case could easily be written off by some as an attempt to grab the limelight or make false accusations for attention, it is the sixth such case to emerge since October 24. One such incident was witnessed by Barbara Bush and the former president went on to apologize for it.

03:58

The hell that is Gaza: Rampant sexual abuse, drugs and despair Signs of the Times

Mohammed Mansour, who treats Gaza's victims of sexual assault, describes the dystopian nightmare that Palestinians are living Talking to: Mohammed Mansour, 49, lives in Galilee town of Mash'had; psychologist, volunteer in Gaza with Physicians for Human Rights. Where: A Jaffa caf. When: Sunday, 8 A.M. For more than a decade you've been making frequent visits to the Gaza Strip, as a volunteer who provides psychological assistance. I'm an expert in trauma treatment, and more specifically of children who have undergone sexual assault or who display abusive sexual behavior. As part of the humanitarian assistance given, I treat children and train professionals to provide trauma therapy. I go in and out of Gaza, under the auspices of the Physicians for Human Rights nonprofit, every two to three months. In the 1990s I even lived there for half a year while I was doing a research study. So you're well acquainted with pre-embargo Gaza, too. Of course. And I understand that it's your feeling, from your last visit, about a month ago, that something has changed. You discern a new tendency. Yes. In this visit I encountered a large number of cases of sexual abuse among the children. That's a phenomenon that has always existed, but in this visit, and also in the previous visit, in August, it suddenly reached far larger dimensions. It's become positively huge. More than one-third of the children I saw in the Jabalya [refugee] camp reported being sexually abused. Children from ages 5 to 13.

03:58

Sun halo in Colorado captures people's eye and imagination Signs of the Times

A mysterious ring in the sky around Durango on Sunday afternoon had some people wondering if life from another planet had finally arrived to Earth or if the sight was long-awaited evidence of Russian meddling. And given how unpredictable 2017 has been so far, it wouldn't have been that out of the ordinary. "It's the Aliens!!" wrote Darrin Strickland on one of Durango's local Facebook pages. "Russia!!!" Daniel Galloway added. But alas, Sunday's spectacle was a rather recurrent optical phenomenon known as a sun halo.

03:56

Election 2017: The Moore You Know The Fifth Column

 

(Garrison)  Its hard to be objective about Roy Moore. Ever since his days as circuit judge of Etowah County, Alabama, hes been a hero to religious conservatives and the bane of civil libertarians. The former powered his two elections to the office of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on his promise to return God to our public life and restore the moral foundation of our law. The latter effected his two removals from that office over his insistence that his religious beliefs trump the law (including the US Constitution).

That Moore is one of Americas most controversial political figures shouldnt distract us from the most obvious and important question concerning the latest controversy: Did he, as alleged in a Washington Post expose,  engage in sexual activities with a 14-year-old girl (and other minors) while he was a thirty-something prosecutor?

Moores enemies and the Democratic Party want it to be true. They werent able to beat him at the ballot box in either of his two runs for Chief Justice, or in this years Republican primary for US Senate. And removing a US Senator is harder than beating him in an election before he becomes one.

Moores supporters want it to be false not just because election results depend on it, but because no one likes to learn he or she was conned by a supposed moral exemplar.

The Republican Party NEEDS the allegations to be false. Unless they collapse in a spectacular manner, the GOP loses. They lose a Senate seat if Moore loses the election. If he wins it, the partys Senate majority is faced with the choice of seating him and thereby publicly owning his alleged sins, or refusing to seat him and facing the ire of his supporters. If the allegations stand up at all, that thin Republican Senate majority is in danger next November either way.

The most sickening aspect of this whole thing is that some of Moores supporters tell us the truth doesnt matter that it was a long time ago, that he isnt accused of forcibly raping anyone, and that hey, the Virgin Mary was young too,  so no biggie. That dog wont hunt.

I personally loathe Roy Moore, and dont hold with a presumption of innocence until the charges are proven beyond a reasonable doubt standard when it comes to personal reputation. Public opinion is not a criminal court proceeding. My personal biases push me toward believing Moores accusers.

On the other hand, the timing is suspect. Why are we only now hearing things that, if true, would have sent him home in disgrace, possibly even to prison, at previous points during his long career?

That it took a personal scandal to slow...

03:55

Bulgarias growing problem with violence among children: a piece is missing or the puzzle is wrong? Lefteast

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For three years now Bulgaria is experiencing a growing concern with violence among children, especially at school. Experts, NGOs, government representatives and media are contesting to restate their commitment to end childrens aggressive behavior, impelled by recurring cases of serious physical harm and even death. 60% of children in Bulgaria do not feel safe at school, the head of the Juvenile Crime Department at the Interior Ministry has stated in October. In 2016-2017 the Ministry of Education and Science has recorded 4711 cases of aggression among students (unofficial figures are believed to be higher), and since 2015 violence at school has grown two times, the media warned, citing government data. In 2017 alone the government approved a National Program and a Mechanism for Counteraction against violence concerning children. The whole problem feels as if a bomb is ticking closer and closer to something terrible.

As complex as the matter may be, the dominant diagnoses in media and technocratic contexts seem simple: public morals are declining, professional help for the soul is insufficient, obedience to the rules is in dire need of re-installation. But despite all...

03:55

"Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail"
by David Swanson

"The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - 
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals."
 - Edward Abbey

"First they tell you what to think the wars are for. Theyre for protection from evil enemies, for spreading democracy and human rights. Then you discover that wasnt so. The evil enemies were actually human beings and no threat. The wars on terrorism have created many more enemies and spread terrorism far and wide. Theyve endangered rather than protected. Theyve damaged democracy at home and abroad. Theyve violated human rights and normalized their violation.

Then they tell you to keep the wars going for the sake of the poor fools sent into them and coming out of them with PTSD, brain injury, moral injury, and suicidal tendencies. If youre not for harming more troops youre against the troops. Then you discover that this is all a twisted lie, that these one-sided slaughters that so devastate...

03:53

After Hearing Accounts of Sexual Violence, UN Official to Bring Rohingya Case to ICC MintPress News

After hearing personal accounts of torture and sexual violence from survivors, a senior United Nations official on Sunday vowed to raise the issue of persecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Sexual violence is being commanded, orchestrated, and perpetrated by the Armed Forces of Myanmar, said Pramila Patten, special representative of the Secretary-General on sexual violence in conflict. When I return to New York I will brief and raise the issue with the prosecutor and president of the ICC whether they [Myanmars military] can be held responsible for these atrocities.

Patten, who said about $10 million in immediate aid is needed to provide necessary services for survivors of gender-based violence, spoke to the media in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday after a three-day trip to camps located near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. During her trip, as Reuters reports, she met women and girls who are among hundreds of thousands of Rohingya that have sought refuge in Bangladesh following a crackdown by Myanmars military on the predominantly Muslim minority.

The forms of sexual violence we consistently heard about from survivors include gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forced public nudity and humiliation, and sexual slavery in military captivity, Patten said. Rape is an act and a weapon of genocide.

The widespread threat and use of sexual violence was a driver and push factor for forced displacement on a massive scale, Patten added, and a calculated tool of terror aimed at the extermination and removal of the Rohingya as a group.

The U.N. estimates some 600,000 Rohingya have fled to the neighboring nation since late August, and recent reports from Myanmar suggest that the flow of refugees over the Bangladeshi border is unlikely to slow down any time soon. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reported earlier this week that children and women have made up more than half of the total population of those who have fled.

Among the Rohingya refugees living in border camps, the U.N. office found that several are struggling with serious health problems or disabilities, and there are high proportions of elderly people, unaccompanied and separated childrenincluding some of who are taking care of younger siblingsand single mothers who are holding their families together with little support in harsh camp conditions....

03:51

Suites replacing seats in the first-class air war Signs of the Times

The airline battle for big spenders has intensified, with Emirates launching what it claims to be "game-changing" First Class" - with design inspired by a car maker. At the start of the Dubai Air Show at its home base, the airline said each First Class passenger on its Boeing 777 jets will be assigned up to 40 square feet of personal space with "suites" measuring 7ft by 5ft 8in. While passengers at the back of the plane are seated 10-abreast, First Class travellers will have ample elbow room. They are in a separate cabin with just six seats - or more precisely "fully-enclosed private suites" - configured three abreast, with privacy ensured by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Emirates promises each seat will have a window view though the passenger in the middle suite has to make do with "virtual windows which project the view from outside the aircraft". Passengers with a real window are offered a pair of Steiner safari binoculars to study the scenery. The airline says the design is "inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class".

03:48

"Out of their minds": Naked people rampage through Missouri town, barking, yelling and breaking into places Signs of the Times

Last weekend got downright bizarre in the eastern Missouri town of Sullivan, and police say they know why. Four people went on a rampage, barking and yelling, breaking into buildings, even stripping off their clothes and showering in soda water, police say. They suspect the synthetic drug flakka is behind the behavior. "We had multiple incidents this past weekend of people on some kind of substance acting out of their minds," Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson told the Sullivan Independent News. "Barking like dogs, running up and down the street, or other farm animals, entering people's homes, breaking into a business, yelling outside of local businesses." Two people were arrested, and some of the users were treated at a hospital.

03:45

Prince Charles Baffled no US President will Take on Israel Lobby MintPress News

Prince Charles has come under fire after it came to light that he blamed the influx of foreign Jews for causing unrest in the Middle East and called on the US to take on the Jewish lobby in a letter penned in 1986.

Writing to his friend Laurens van der Post, the Prince argued that the exodus of European Jews in the middle of the last century helped to cause the great problems in the Middle East.

I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally + it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause the great problems, the Prince wrote in a letter published by the Daily Mail. He added:

I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated?

Surely some US president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in the US? I must be naive, I suppose!

The letter was found in a public archive and was written on November 24, 1986, following an official visit the then-38-year-old Prince made to Saudia Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar with the late Princess Diana.

The Prince of Wales wrote that the tour was fascinating and that he had learned a lot about the Middle East and Arab outlook.

A Clarence House spokesperson said in a statement that the opinions expressed in the 1986 letter were not The Princes own views, but instead reflected the opinions of those he met on his trip.

The letter clearly states that these were not The Princes own views about Arab-Israeli issues but represented the opinions of some of those he met during his visit which he was keen to interrogate, the statement said.

He was sharing the arguments in private correspondence with a long-standing friend in an attempt to improve his understanding of what he has always recognized is a deeply complex issue to which he was coming early on in his own analysis in 1986.

Over the years, The Prince has continued his study of the complex and difficult themes he referenced here. He has built a proven track record of support for both Jewish and Arab communities around the world and has a long history of promoting interfaith dialogue and cultural understanding.

Prince Charles has enjoyed a relatively strong relationship with both Britains Jewish and Arab communities in the past.

The Prince had met with Austrian-born Hol...

03:45

DACA applications denied after arriving past deadline due to mail delays Signs of the Times

The applications to renew the status of dozens of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients were denied after they arrived past the deadline due to delays with the U.S. Postal Service, The New York Times reported. At least 33 DACA recipients in the New York region had their applications denied because the paperwork arrived after the Oct. 5 deadline, despite having sent it weeks in advance, according to the report. The U.S. Postal Service admitted that there had been an "unintentional temporary mail processing delay in the Chicago area." But U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials refused to accept the delayed applications. "According to U.S.C.I.S. regulations, a request is considered received by U.S.C.I.S. as of the actual date of receipt at the location for filing such request," a spokesman for the agency told the Times in a statement.

03:44

The Crimes Americans Worry About Most The Daily Sheeple

Crime scene do not cross.

Even though 2017 is already the worst year for mass shootings in modern U.S. history, Americans are more worried about cybercrime than violent crime.

Thats according to a new Gallup poll which found that 67 percent of U.S. adults frequently or occasionally fret about having personal, credit card or financial information stolen by hackers. 66 percent also worry about the threat presented by identity theft.

In comparison with cybercrime, Statistas Niall McCarthy notes that anxiety about conventional crime forms is less prevalent with a large gap to the third-biggest worry having a car stolen or broken into. Thats a frequent concern for 38 percent of people while 36 percent tend to worry about burglary when they are away from home.

Infographic: The Crimes Americans Worry About Most | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

More serious crimes such as muggings, murders and sexual assault are much further down the list, but why?

The reason cybercrime comes first is more than likely due to far higher levels of victimization, along with substantial coverage in the media. Gallup also found that a quarter of households have experienced hackers stealing their personal information while a mere three percent have experienced a burglary.

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03:43

"What Now?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"What Now?"
by James Howard Kunstler

"It must be exciting to wake up on a gilded bed somewhere in Riyadh and realize that you are Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, mover and shaker of Middle East order. Actually, exciting just to have woken up at all. Perhaps Prince MBS checks to make sure that there arent seventy-two virgins in the room before he rises to prayers, state business, and the prospect of World War Three.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has been a giant gasoline bomb waiting to explode for decades. It occupies one of the geographically least hospitable corners of the earth. Its existence as a modern (cough cough) state relies strictly on the reserves of oil discovered as recently as the late 1930s, that is, within the lifetime of people still reading this blog. The oil supply is in steep decline, and so, of course, is the stability of the kingdom.

Politically, its a super-medieval operation, an absolute monarchy tied to a severe religious order with the law floating precariously between the two, and old-fashioned customs such as the public beheading of criminals (for misdeeds such as adultery, atheism, and sorcery). The Saud clan has controlled the throne all these years, and its grip on power is slipping as the country itself slips into the prospective next era of its history, minus the endless gusher of oil that has made its existence possible - hence, a true existential crisis without the usual pseudo-intellectual bullshit.
...

03:40

Florida man arrested for DUI while riding his lawnmower Signs of the Times

A man was arrested on a DUI charge last week in Port St. Lucie after police spotted him riding a lawn mower, carrying a case of beer and driving erratically on an access road. A Port St. Lucie police officer spotted 56-year-old Kenneth Burton Alleshouse on Nov. 3 at about 6:15 p.m.

03:38

What Constitution? The un-American attack on RT America Signs of the Times

RT America is a news organization operating in the United States that is funded at least partly by a foreign government. So is the BBC. So is Deutsche Welle, France24, Al-Jazeera, and numerous other foreign media organizations. It is assumed that they all to a degree reflect the editorial interests of those who pay the bills. The same is true with other, non-state funded media outlets, of course. It's up to us to factor these things in when we consume media. That's what it means to be a free people. A core value in a free society is that our own government has zero power over what we read, what we watch, how we think, how we come to interpret current events, the conclusions we draw based on these inputs, and so on. These are private matters over which any government that is not tyrannical should have no sway.

03:32

Lovers reluctant to give CPR when a heart attack occurs during sex Signs of the Times

Sex is rarely a trigger for a sudden cardiac arrest but when it happens, only a third of people who collapse during sex are likely to receive CPR from their partners, a new study finds. Researchers who examined the records of more than 4,500 cases of sudden cardiac arrests found a total of 34 linked to sexual activity, 94 per cent of them involving men. However, their partners were alarmingly reluctant to attempt CPR. "This likely explains the relatively low survival rates despite mostly shockable initial cardiac arrest rhythms," the researchers report in a study published Sunday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The finding surprised and puzzled the researchers. "There is plenty of evidence that performing CPR by bystanders until the ambulance arrives translates to significantly better survival for cardiac arrest," said first author Aapo Aro, of Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. "By definition, a cardiac arrest occurring during sexual activity is witnessed by a partner, and if CPR would have been initiated by the partner this would have been likely to save the lives of some of these patients."

03:24

Arizona: Bill Gates invests in huge chunk of land to build a smart city Signs of the Times

One of Bill Gates' investment firms has spent $80 million to kickstart the development of a brand-new community in the far West Valley. The large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix off I-10 near Tonopah. The proposed community, made up of close to 25,000 acres of land, is called Belmont. According to Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona, the goal is to turn the land into its own "smart city." "Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs," Belmont Partners said in a news release.

03:23

Pondering Planet Politics: A Response to Peltonen Duck of Minerva

I was fascinated by a brilliantly written, and well-thought out, guest post here on Duck, by Hannes Peltonen, posted over the weekend. If you havent had a chance to check it out, you wont be disappointed. Peltonen presents an argument that digs into recent debates about the seemingly ubiquitous anthropocene and its relationship to world politicsand particularly the ways that IR theory should approach issues relating to humankinds interconnectedness with natural/planetary processes.

Id like to take the opportunity to engage with Peltonens argument, with an eye toward extending the discussion into a few new directions. Specifically, I think the issue of the anthropocene paints an even grimmer picture for the future of IR.


Peltonens argument draws on previous critiques of IR theorys inability to constitute itself as a discipline with a big idea (drawing on arguments by Justin Rosenberg about IR wedding itself too closely to political science), sticking IR in a sort of purgatory of borrowing from other disciplines, while having little cross-disciplinary import on its own. Peltonen then takes this critique as a starting point for thinking about IRs big idea as centering on a planet politics. He writes:

Planet Politics is an effort to re-think the starting premises of IR and to draw attention to the relations between human and non-human.

While I think Peltonen is on to something here regarding a new avenue for future researchespecially in the ways that a politics of nature/anthropocene/capitalocene/planet/etc might help us understand international/transnational processesI have a much bleaker outlook on what these processes mean for the future of IR theory as an enterprise.

First, I am not so sure that IR has been inattentive to humankinds intertwining with nature. Early deterrence theory, and its critics, delved deeply into the implications of nuclear weapons and the human potential to author its own Armageddon.

Two examples are illustrative.

Thomas Schelling on nuclear weapons:

Man has, it is said, for the first time in history enough military power to eliminate his species from the earth [] (p. 18, Arms and Influence).

Schelling notes that the scale of death is maybe not new, but speed is.

And, Hedley Bull, in talking about order vs. justice, notes that these kind of debates are ubiquitous in IR (and he was writing in the 1970s):

[i]t is not uncommon to speak of a general nuclear war as not simply a disaster for the society of states and an infringement on individual human righ...

03:16

Steven Paddock's doctor: Division leader of NV Emergency Response Agency under DHS Signs of the Times

The physician who last June prescribed accused Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock Diazepam (a drug used to make some more hypno-suggestible or "hypnotizable" and induce amnesia)[1][2], is Dr. Steven P. Winkler of Las Vegas, NV. Winkler is the Chief Medical Officer of Nevada-1 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team)[3]. DMATs operate under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security and Winkler is thus what is known as an intermittent federal employee and also serves on a number of professional committees.[4] NV-1 DMAT is also a division of Nevada's Clark County Emergency Management agency who just prior to the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, hosted at least one multi-agency mock-mass casualty terrorism response exercise in Las Vegas.[5][6] CIA code named "MK-ULTRA" "mind control" programs experimented heavily with amnesia inducing hypnosis, facilitated by certain drugs like Diazepam.[7]

03:16

YouTube Cartoon Videos Programming Toddlers for Trauma and Destruction Waking Times

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

Play very close attention to this one. Its boggling.

A reader recently sent me a note which alerted me to a form of programming Id never heard of. The links he sent introduced me to what is a very widespread phenomenon on YouTube. The technology involved is beyond my limited understanding. Some of you will be able to clarify the situation.

While Google and YouTube are engaging in censorship of political content, they are allowing a packaging of cartoons for very small children. While Momma works around the house, her toddlers can sit, mesmerized, and watch long-form collections of cartoons.

But in these cartoons, there is disturbing content, to say the least. Ugliness, violence. All presented in a repetitive cheery tone.

Supposedly, some of this content is created by random algorithms. From what Ive seen so far, I find that hard to believe.

Here is the readers note. Read, follow the links, and see what you think:

The article about Googles Youtube Kids program is entitled Something is wrong on the internet. (note: Lots of good stuff in the article but then the author makes the conclusion that it is all capitalisms fault.)

Example video: (Look at the number of views on this one video alone. They are making money off of the ads that Google inserts into the video. It could also be that not that many humans (children) watched the video. It could also be bots watching the video, too.)

Giant Lollipop Ice Cream Candy Johny Johny Yes Papa Nursery Rhymes Songs for Kids Children Toddlers

...

03:14

Rania Masri on Saudi Arabia and Kidnapping of Lebanese Prime Minister MintPress News

When Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariris plane landed in Saudi Arabia on November 3, his phone was confiscated. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not send an entourage to greet him like a dignitary. The next day, he appeared in a taped broadcast on a Saudi television station and read a statement that suggested he had resigned.

Hariri has essentially been held incommunicado for over a week, even though a few heads of state have apparently been allowed to see him under the supervision of Saudi authorities. Lebanese President Michel Aoun demands the Saudis end this blunt and bare-faced intervention in the countrys domestic affairs. It likely involves the Saudi regimes disapproval of how he has handled Hezbollah.

Was this all meant to provoke an Israeli military assault on Lebanon?

Hariris detention unfolds as Salman and others simultaneously burnish their image in the world press as reformers. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud launched an anti-corruption probe and rounded up hundreds of princes, investors, and moguls, who are detained at a Ritz Carlton hotel. The move does not seem to involve much due process, and it is quite clearly an attempt to consolidate power.

This week on the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast, Arab American professor and activist Rania Masri joins the show to unpack and contextualize all that has happened with Saudi Arabia and Lebanon in the past days.

Masri briefly outlines political responses in Lebanon, what the Saudi regime may be seeking to accomplish, and how media is whitewashing the regime by treating the Crown Prince as a reformer. She also addresses the blaming of Iran for the escalation in tensions. And, later in the show, she recaps the first year of Donald Trumps presidency and how the administration has reinforced the agenda of the Saudi regime.


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Listen to the interview with Rania Masri by clicking on the above player or by going here.



Below is a partial transcript of the interview:

RANIA KHALEK...

03:10

Fusion GPS case judge is close friends with John Podesta Signs of the Times

The federal judge who has been assigned the heavily anticipated Fusion GPS case is close friends with Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, and the two have taught a course together at Georgetown Law School since 1997, raising various conflict of interest questions about the case. The question at hand in the case is whether the House Intelligence Committee can force Fusion GPS to reveal which journalists it paid to push its phony Russian dossier. Judge Richard J. Leon, a Senior Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, will now be presiding over the case after the last judge was bizarrely removed from hearing it. As reported by Jon Hall of Free Market Shooter, Leon comes up several times in the leaked Podesta emails.

03:10

This is what happens to your body when you ditch the sugar Signs of the Times

News flash: We're all dipped in honey and rolled in sprinkles. The average person shovels in 300 calories from added sugar every day, according to a recent report from the University of North Carolina. Roughly 20% of Americans exceed 700 calories of added sugar on a daily basis. That's an entire cup of sugar. Whoa. "Not only are we getting added sugar from obvious places like cakes, candy, and soda, but it's also coming from healthier-sounding packaged products like salad dressing, pasta sauce, and yogurt," says Elyse Powell, one of the report's coauthors and a doctoral researcher at UNC. (To be clear, by "added sugar" we're talking about the super-processed sweet stuff you'd add to a batch of cookies, not the natural sugars found in whole fruit, veggies, and plain milk.) The big takeaway from that UNC report: Most of us could stand to cut back on sugar. The American Heart Association suggests women stick to 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar daily. That's roughly 25 grams, or 100 calories' worth, if you're checking food labels.

03:06

Doctor reveals how he escaped a 'three-metre great white shark' off Avoca Beach, Australia Signs of the Times

A British doctor has revealed how he punched a shark in the face after it mauled him while he was out surfing in Australia. Charlie Fry, 25, was bitten on his right shoulder by the shark on Monday while cooling off at Avoca Beach, on the New South Wales Central Coast. Mr Fry told The Daily Telegraph he felt something hit his right shoulder, and turned to look just moments before the predator sunk its teeth into him. The British man reacted immediately, throwing a punch that may have saved his life. 'I just punched it with my left hand and shouted out to my mates and paddled so hard back to shore,' he said.

Podesta brothers rumored to be indicted in connection with Russiagate investigation Signs of the Times

Tony and John Podesta are facing criminal indictments linked to the ongoing Russian probe, according to sources, which explains why they're shutting down the Podesta Group, one of Washington's most prominent lobbying groups. Sources tell Infowars that Tony Podesta in particular was told to prepare for indictments because Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's entire case against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort goes through Podesta, and evidence suggests that Podesta has done everything Manafort is accused of doing, if not more. "The Podestas might be used as sacrificial lambs for the Democratic Party," radio host Alex Jones said, who was briefed by sources close to the matter. The Podesta Group is entangled in Mueller's investigation after it was revealed that the lobbying firm was recruited for public relations work in Ukraine by Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, both of whom were accused by Mueller last month of violating foreign lobbying law. Comment: Ironically, they were probably only doing the CIA's bidding: Was Manafort a CIA agent in Ukraine? Russian newsman says he had to be (video)

03:06

New A.I. Crime Stopping Software Sparks Concerns With Privacy Experts The Daily Sheeple

So, at what point are people going to say enough is enough with regards to government surveillance? I know there are many out there that think this actually provides for your safety, but think again! It only provides for your own enslavement!

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03:00

Army lifts ban on waivers for recruits with history of some mental health issues, goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers in 2018 Signs of the Times

People with a history of "self-mutilation," bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse can now seek waivers to join the Army under an unannounced policy enacted in August, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY. The decision to open Army recruiting to those with mental health conditions comes as the service faces the challenging goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers through September 2018. To meet last year's goal of 69,000, the Army accepted more recruits who fared poorly on aptitude tests, increased the number of waivers granted for marijuana use and offered hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses. Expanding the waivers for mental health is possible in part because the Army now has access to more medical information about each potential recruit, Lt. Col. Randy Taylor, an Army spokesman, said in a statement. The Army issued the ban on waivers in 2009 amid an epidemic of suicides among troops. "The decision was primarily due to the increased availability of medical records and other data which is now more readily available," Taylor's statement to USA TODAY said. "These records allow Army officials to better document applicant medical histories."

02:58

Memo at infamous Trump Tower meeting was written by Fusion GPS - same firm that produced the Trump dossier Signs of the Times

Earlier in the week, we learned that the female Russian attorney whose June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner -- which remains the most (only?) concrete evidence of attempted collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government -- met with the founder of Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS on that very same day. Twice. Both before and after the truncated and much-discussed Trump Tower confab. As someone who cut Team Trump very little slack on the Don Jr. emails that preceded their huddle with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the revelations about her schedule on that day strike me as rather suspicious. Some of Fusion GPS' defenders have argued that the meetings between Veselnitskaya and Glenn Simpson could have been entirely innocent and coincidental, considering that the organization was also working at the time on behalf of a Kremlin project to repeal an American law despised by Vladimir Putin. Let's set aside the dubious nature of Fusion GPS' simultaneous work (a) with the Russian government and (b) with Christopher Steele, an ex-British spy gathering unverified dirt on Donald Trump, some of which came from high-level Russian sources (and whose research we recently discovered was partially financed by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, despite previous denials). Is the "unrelated coincidence" explanation still plausible? It's looking less and less so. Check out this new Reuters report: The same political research firm that prepared a dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia had unrelated information on Clinton Foundation donors that a Russian lawyer obtained and offered to President Donald Trump's eldest son last year, three sources familiar with the matter said...The sources told Reuters that the negative information that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya wanted to give to Republican Trump's campaign at a June 2016 meeting in New York had been dug up by Fusion GPS in an unrelated investigation...In an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Veselnitskaya said she went to the Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and top campaign adviser Paul Manafort to show them proof of tax evasion by major Democratic donors...The memo had been prepared by Fusion...

02:58

BREAKING: 80 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur-Era Shark Found Off Portuguese Coast TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi,
A mysterious dinosaur shark was captured off the Portuguese coast by a fisherman and has been dubbed as a living fossil by scientists. The species dates back 80 million years and makes it one of the very few creatures from the dinosaur ages that is still around.

The discovery adds to the list of very few sharks recently found in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This deep sea creature usually lies at a depth of 390 and 4,200 feet below the surface, which is one one of the main reasons it was not discovered before the 19th century.

 

The prehistoric fish is 1.5 metres in length and was caught off the resort of Portimao at a depth of 700 metres. With a long and slim body, the shark resembles a snake and bears 300 teeth. Judging by remains which have been previously found, the species has been swimming in the sea for a very long time.

Researchers were in the area working on a project when the beast was found. They are now studying the frilled shark and hope to learn more about the elusive species. This rare find means that there is plenty they can learn about how animals coexist in the depths of the ocean.

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02:55

More Grenfell-style fire disasters in Britain? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL DOCUMENTARY

5 October 2017

In the wake of the greatest fire to hit the UK in 100 years, Ahlulbayt TV meets with victims of the fire, psychologists treating survivors as well as members of the Grenfell Action Group who were warning that such a disaster was only a matter of time.

By FELICITY COLLIER in Britain:

London Fire Brigade warns of future Grenfells if we dont get a grip on safety

Monday 13th November 2017

DANGEROUS design flaws in buildings are threatening further serious fires like Grenfell, the London Fire Brigade warned yesterday in a landmark review.

The brigades report warned dangerous decisions are being made due to a lack of safety measures.

It called for loopholes to be closed and for regulation of those responsible for ensuring a building is fit for purpose.

Currently there is a lack of scrutiny around whether those who make decisions are sufficiently qualified in fire safety, the study found.

Major problems includin...

02:50

2-year-olds to be brainwashed with "transgender lessons" in UK Signs of the Times

Drag queens are being brought into nursery schools for storytelling sessions to teach children from the age of two about issues such as gender fluidity. Bristol-based organisation Drag Queen Story Time (DQST) runs reading sessions with 'queer role models' for young children in schools, libraries and hospitals. Launched by Bristol University Law graduate Thomas Canham, the project aims to teach children about transgender issues through storytelling, in addition to misogyny, homophobia and racism. The 26-year-old was inspired to set up the project after learning about a similar scheme in the US named Drag Queen Story Hour. Nursery bosses said the sessions are needed so that children encounter people "who defy rigid gender restrictions", according to the Mail on Sunday. They reportedly want to target two and three-year-olds in order to influence them early against hate crime. Children this age have not yet developed any discriminatory 'isms', it was suggested. But critics told the Mail that the sessions could "blind impressionable children of two and three to one of the most basic facts of human existence".

02:48

Somaliland holds elections RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A breakaway region of Somalia is choosing a new president in a territory thats experienced relative peace as authorities in the south battle an al-Qaeda-backed insurgency.

02:48

Report: Post-9/11 War Debt Will Cost US $8 Trillion In Interest Alone MintPress News

The cost of Americas global war on terror has yet to be reckoned with, and theres a very good reason for that. By and large, the US has not been paying for all of these wars, but rather has been borrowing to pay for the conflict.

In the long run thats going to be expensive. Paying off the war is going to mean not only paying the prices of the conflict but the massive interest accrued in borrowing the cost of those wars.

A new report suggests that just the interest on all that debt will, over the course of decades of servicing it, cost an estimated $8 trillion. So far, they say, the US has paid $534 billion in overseas contingency operations interest.

And thats just the debt already accrued. Americas assorted wars show no sign of ending, and indeed the Pentagon has been pretty clear about the US deployment in Iraq being a permanent thing.

When the government talks about the cost of the terror war, they generally limit their reckoning to specific costs of overseas operations. Yet decades of veteran costs will doubtless dwarf that, and the interest on top of it will swell final costs to even higher levels.

The question of whether America can afford all of this, of course, was never addressed in the first place. Indeed, with so little of the cost being paid at all, the expectation seems to be that theyll just keep borrowing.


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02:46

The link between artificial sweeteners and cancer Signs of the Times

If you've added the artificial sweetener sucralose (brand name Splenda) to your diet because you think it's a healthy alternative to sugar, you're being dangerously misled. Research from the Ramazzini Institute has linked the popular sugar alternative to cancer, specifically leukemia. The findings were first presented at a London cancer conference in 2012 and prompted The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to downgrade Splenda from its "safe" category to one of "caution." Now that the study has been published in a peer-reviewed journal, CSPI has again downgraded Splenda, this time from "caution" to "avoid." Splenda May Increase Risk of Cancer in Mice The researchers fed mice Splenda beginning prenatally and continuing for their entire lifespan. The mice were fed varying concentrations of the artificial sweetener: 0 ppm (parts per million), 500 ppm, 2,000 ppm, 8,000 ppm or 16,000 ppm. A significant increase in cancerous tumors was seen among male mice, and the risk increased along with the dose. The risk of leukemia in male mice also significantly increased, especially at Splenda doses of 2,000 to 16,000 ppm.1 According to the study: "These findings do not support previous data that sucralose is biologically inert. More studies are necessary to show the safety of sucralose, including new and more adequate carcinogenic bioassay on rats. Considering that millions of people are likely exposed, follow-up studies are urgent."

02:45

Plague Update: Plague Spreads to 10th Country. Experts Spooked (Video) The Daily Sheeple

Pay close attention to whats going on in Africa and Madagascar. It doesnt take much for this to take off. Best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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Source: Madagascar Plague Expert Fears Black Death That Has Killed 140 People in Madagascar Become Untreatable and Spread to the UK

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02:43

BEST OF THE WEB: Saudi insanity, US belligerence and ridiculous mainstream media propaganda: Things are escalating quickly right now Signs of the Times

I didn't spend all week writing about the gigantic tremors occurring in the Middle East because I thought it was fun. If I'm even remotely correct in my analysis, the entire world will be affected and shaped for decades to come by what's about to go down in the region. Rather than rehash what I already wrote, I suggest you take a read of the following if you missed them the first time around. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are About to Make More Disastrous and Idiotic Mistakes - Part 1 The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are About to Make More Disastrous and Idiotic Mistakes - Part 2 There's been a major update since those posts were published. Namely, it appears the government of Lebanon has seen enough and is coming out with its side of the story. As I reported in Part 1, the Saudis immediately claimed Lebanon declared war on it following the obviously staged and forced resignation of Hariri via Saudi Arabia over the weekend. This appears to be a case of classic psychological projection, as in reality, Saudi Arabia appears to have declared war on Lebanon. It straight up kidnapped their Prime Minister.

02:41

Millions of Victims: US Aiding Massive Genocide in Yemen at Behest of Saudi Arabia Activist Post

By Matt Agorist As previously reported, civilians in Yemen are suffering from an intense and widespread humanitarian crisis. Staggering numbers include 7 million civilians in...

02:34

Israel Plans Further Attacks on Syria, Hezbollah, as Lebanon War Talk Grows MintPress News

Despite impressive gains by Syria and its allies in the fight against terrorism and the Islamic State group, Israel signaled Sunday that it plans to continue launching aggressive strikes on alleged Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday affirmed joint efforts to stabilize Syria as its civil war wanes, including with the expansion of a July 7 truce in the southwestern triangle bordering Israel and Jordan.

According to a U.S. State Department official, Russia had pledged to work with the so-called Syrian regime to remove groups like Lebanons Hezbollah away from the Golan Heights frontier with Israel.

Israeli occupation forces seized 70 percent of the Golan Heights totaling about 1,300 square kilometers from Syria during its expansionist military campaign in 1967 and later annexed the strategic region in an illegal move backed by the United States.

According to an Israeli official briefed on the arrangement, the deal would prevent Hezbollah and allied forces from approaching the heights from a distance of five to seven kilometers or as far as 30 kilometers, depending on the positions of anti-government radicals. Pro-government fighters and rebel extremists would be kept apart from one another, as well. Moscow did not immediately provide details on the deal.

Israeli authorities have used their significant lobbying powers to prevent Iran, Lebanons Hezbollah and other Shia militias from establishing permanent bases in allied Syria, and to keep them away from the occupied Golan as they gain ground while helping Damascus beat back Islamist rebels, including Saudi-backed Wahhabi militants.

Israel has launched several unprovoked acts of aggression against Syrian targets throughout the six-year civil war, including assassinations and assaults on targets such as alleged arms caches belonging to Hezbollah. The Lebanese resistance group has fought alongside Syrian forces at the states invitation for the past few years.

The latest announcement comes as the Israeli alliance with Saudi Arabia continues to warm, with the Saudis allegedly pushing to use the Israelis as a proxy force against Lebanon. Saudi military forces and their allies remain mired in the quagmire of a two-year war on Yemen that has resulted in precious little in terms of military achievements while creating one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, according to U.N. officials.

Amos Harel, the military commentator for Israeli newspaper Haaretz, has warned that the Saudis appear to be pushing the Israelis and Lebanese toward an escalation of hostilities potentially stemming from a local incident gone out of control.

If Sa...

02:30

Conservatives Are Posting Videos of Themselves Smashing Their Keurigs to Smithereens Amid Hannity Controversy The Daily Sheeple

Keurigs decision to pull its advertising from Sean Hannitys Fox News show is not going over well with some viewers.

Social-media users on Sunday posted videos of themselves smashing their Keurig coffee makers, two days after the company said it would no longer advertise during Hannitys show.

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02:25

Syria: US and Russia reach agreement to distance Iran from Golan Heights, no response from Israel - UPDATE: Russia denies any such agreement Signs of the Times

The United States, Russia and Jordan have reportedly reached an agreement on a ceasefire deal in southern Syria that would include the expulsion of Iranian-backed militias from the border with Israel in the Golan Heights. Comment: 'Brief meeting': Putin and Trump agree 'no military solution to Syrian crisis' Under the agreement apparently inked Saturday, all non-Syrian fighters, including Iranian proxies fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, would be required to leave the border area and eventually Syria, Hebrew media reports said Sunday, citing an American official. According to similar reports in Channel 10 and Israel Radio, the official did not say how far from the border the militias would be removed or under what time frame. In addition to Iran-backed groups, affiliates of both al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group, both of which count foreign fighters among their ranks, operate in Syria near the Israeli border. Comment: Lest we forget the CIA created ISIS and have been supporting them throughout the region: US created ISIS to be a tool for overthrowing Syria's President Assad - leaked Pentagon report Syrians describe horror that CIA-created terrorists brought them Iran's Ayatollah: U.S. created ISIS to sow discord among muslims

02:25

A broken heart is real & can hurt as much as a heart attack, study says Signs of the Times

Heartbreak is a real thing. Scientists have proven that a broken heart can be as damaging as a cardiac arrest to the organ most associated with love. In the UK thousands of adults are known to suffer from takotsubo - or broken heart syndrome. The severe emotional stress, usually caused by a bereavement or particularly bad break-up, takes a toll on the heart. Researchers have proven the heart can be "stunned" and weakened when a life event impacts a person. While doctors previously presumed the impacts were temporary and there was no lasting damage, a team at the University of Aberdeen has developed a new theory.

02:24

Malibu church warned to stop feeding the homeless Signs of the Times

A Malibu church that has helped the homeless for years has been told to stop feeding people down on their luck. CBS2's Craig Herrera spoke to the people at the United Methodist Church about the request. At various times, the church can serve as many as 70-100 people. They have been serving the meals on Wednesdays since 2014. They were reportedly told to stop food service right after Thanksgiving. "It's a safe place," says Michah Johnson who is homeless, "and everyone is welcome. And the food is really good. It's home-cooked. And there's TLC involved." Johnson said he still doesn't have a place to live, but he just found a job. "The church is very helpful," he says. "They keep my spirits up. They keep me accountable. When you're homeless, it's very easy to slip off and become jaded."

02:22

Report: Apple will double down on bigger iPhones screens next year Fast Company

Apple will double down on big phone screens next year, says respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. He writes in a new 2018 forecast that he expects Apple to announce a 6.5-inch phone with an OLED display (like the iPhone X), a 6.1-inch phone with an LED display, and a 5.8-inch upgrade to this

Apple will double down on big phone screens next year, says respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. He writes in a new 2018 forecast that he expects Apple to announce a 6.5-inch phone with an OLED display (like the iPhone X), a 6.1-inch phone with an LED display, and a 5.8-inch upgrade to this years iPhone X. All three of the new phones will use the iPhone X design and will feature the iPhone Xs facial recognition system and 3D camera effects, Kuo believes.

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02:22

Professors: Its Not Okay To Be White The Daily Sheeple

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Can my children be friends with white people?

This bizarre question is the basis of a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, and the author answers it with a no, albeit with some exceptions.

History has provided little reason for people of color to trust white people in this way [of genuine friendship], and these recent months have put in the starkest relief the contempt with which the country measures the value of racial minorities, writes Ekow N. Yankah, a law professor at Yeshiva University.

WATCH CNN COMMENTATOR CALL TRUMP A WHITE SUPREMACIST:

According to Yankah, examples of white contempt for racial minorities in recent months include concerns over the opioid epidemic, worries over rising unemployment among working-class whites, and criticism of NFL players kneeling for the anthem. Apparently those issues receive far more attention than the woes of African-Americans, thus revealing the secret disdain whites have for non-whites.

With that conclusion assumed, Yankah declares the lesson he will teach his kids.

As against our gauzy national hopes, I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible, the law professor argues. When they ask, I will teach my sons that their beautiful hue is a fault line. Spare me platitudes of how we are all the same on the inside. I first have to keep my boys safe, and so I will teach them before the world shows them this particular brand of rending, violent, often fatal betrayal.

Throughout the article, Yankah bases this pessimistic attitude not on personal experience he says his childhood hometown was remarkably free of racial tension but on Donald Trump being president and the violence in Charlottesville.

A large number of white people voting for Trump is the final push in giving up on Caucasians.

Of course, the rise of this president has broken bonds on all sides. But for people of color the stakes are different. Imagining we can now be friends across this political line is asking us to ignore our safety and that of our children, to abandon personal regard and self-worth, the professor asserts. Only white people can cordon off Mr. Trumps politica...

02:17

The ketogenic diet helped curb a girl's daily seizures Signs of the Times

At the age of two, Tiana Raposo started having up to 500 seizures every single day and nothing seemed to help keep the attacks under control. The first time the Laval toddler's symptoms manifested was on Aug. 29, 2013. That's when her mother Linda Florio got a phone call from Tiana's daycare. "She fell off the toilet and hit her head and she was a little bit not responsive," she said. "She ended up vomiting." Until that day, Tiana behaved like any other child, her mom said. On top of the seizures, during which her eyes would roll into the back of her head, Tiana would not speak, eat, or respond. "It was a dark time, and I never thought we would come out of that period," Florio said. "I thought, this is our life now."

02:13

Anatomy of a Purge: MBSs Actions, Saudi Arabias Crisis and the Coming Collapse MintPress News

(Analysis) The ongoing purge in Saudi Arabia, together with the kidnapping and extorted resignation whilst on a trip to Saudi Arabia of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, is posing a host of questions about the man at the centre of this drama: the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and the countrys de facto ruler Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

 

The enigma of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman

Views on Muhammad bin Salman vary between those which see in him a genuine reformer who understands that Saudi Arabia urgently needs to change in order to avoid eventual collapse and those which see in him a gambler and would-be dictator intent on centralizing power in Saudi Arabia in his own person.

These two theories are not mutually exclusive.  It is possible that Muhammad bin Salman is both: someone who aims to become Saudi Arabias dictator in order to carry out the reforms which he believes Saudi Arabia needs to survive, and which he presumably also believes cannot be carried out in any other way.

I suspect that this is how he explains his actions to the other members of the Royal Family and to his father the King and that this is what his supporters within Saudi Arabia of which for the moment he has many also believe or profess to believe.

However, even if this is true Muhammad bin Salmans actions and his reforms still seem to me giant steps in the wrong direction both for Saudi Arabia and for himself.  In this article, I shall explain why.

In order to do this, it is, however, necessary to look both at Saudi Arabias current situation and at the steps Muhammad bin Salman is taking in order to reform and save it.

 

The state of Saudi Arabia

Turning to the state of Saudi Arabia itself, it is not, in my opinion, an exaggeration to talk of situation that is slipping towards crisis and eventual revolution and civil war.

Firstly Saudi Arabia is not a conventional state but is rather the private patrimony of its ruling family after whom it is named.

The Al-Sauds have ruled Saudi Arabia essentially in their own interests, treating the countrys huge oil wealth as their own, in some cases amassing colossal personal fortunes as a result.

All male members of the Al-Saud family of whom there are thousands carry the title prince, and though the bulk of the familys and therefore the Kingdoms wealth is said to be concentrated in only 2,000 of them, all male members of the Al-Saud family expect and receive privileged positions within the Kingdom.

Moreover, because of the practice of polygamy, the number of princes is constantly and rapidly increasing, steadily increasing the burden of supporting them on the Kingdoms budget.

Since male members of the ever-expanding Al-Saud family monopolize the Kingdoms top posts as their birth right even a semb...

02:09

Benjamin Fulford Report (Excerpt): "Khazarian Mob Takedown" -- November 13, 2017 Operation Disclosure

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Khazarian mob takedown: Hundreds of Saudi arrests followed by hundreds of U.S. arrests

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society

2017-11-13



The great purge of Khazarian mobsters continues as hundreds of arrests of Saudi princes, generals, and politicians is now being followed up with the 842 sealed indictments against senior Khazarian gangsters in the U.S., confirmed by Pentagon, CIA, and other sources.

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Pentagon sources sent the photos below showing Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator John Daesh McCain in custody wearing orthopedic boots to hide GPS ankle bracelet on their right leg.



The fact is that most politicians in Washington, D.C. have become very rich since joining politics, in ways that cannot be remotely justified by their salaries. This means most have been bribed, and that is why most of them are going to go to jail. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been deliberately acting senile in public recently in order to have a medical excuse to avoid arrest, NSA sources say.

These same NSA sources are now saying the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on October 1 was an attempt by mercenaries working for the G4S security company http://www.g4s.com/ hired by George Bush Sr. to create a distraction in order to kill U.S. President Donald Tr...

02:07

Two SEAL Team Six Members Murdered Green Beret Who Uncovered Their Slush Fund Theft in Mali The Daily Sheeple

A Green Beret was strangled by two members of the legendary SEAL Team Six after he uncovered they had gone rogue and were pocketing slush fund money from a special forces operation in Mali, sources close to the investigation claim.

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02:05

David Wilcock -- Something Very Big, Part III: Saudi Mass Arrests Sign of Impending Cabal Defeat? Operation Disclosure

Something Very Big, Part III: Saudi Mass Arrests Sign of Impending Cabal Defeat?

by David Wilcock
November 12, 2017, 11:22 pm



49 top Saudi officials were arrested and hundreds more have had their bank accounts seized, beginning on November 4th.

Once we understand that these individuals were coordinating ISIS, 9/11 and other "false flag" attacks for the Cabal, the significance of these arrests becomes quite awesome.

The above image is of some of these officials trying to sleep on tiny cots and single blankets under the bright lights of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia.

This is only one of dozens of explosive news stories all suggesting... you guessed it... Something Very Big is Coming, as we forecasted in Parts One and Two.

We have been granted the privilege of sharing new briefing details that are mission-critical and have not yet appeared anywhere else in quite this form.

This is going to be a shorter article than the previous rounds as there are many distractions occurring in the immediate term -- but this needs to get out.

UPDATED Same Night, Next Morning: Do not miss! Scroll to red subheadings near the end.

EVERYTHING IS COMING TO A HEAD

We have extensively documented evidence that the world is secretly run by a cultish, racist, genocidal and sexually perverted group we call the Cabal.

We have also presented ongoing evidence of an increasingly powerful international alliance that is working to defeat this menacing, occult power elite.

One major surprise for newbies, or "normies" in 4Chan lingo, is the fact that much of the US military and intelligence community is now w...

01:45

At The Bonn Climate Talks, Cities And States Fight Back Against U.S Policy Fast Company

While the official U.S. stance at the summit includes sponsoring a pro-fossil-fuel talk, other parts of the U.S. government and business community have shown up to make it clear theyre still fighting climate change.

At the international climate negotiations happening in Bonna key meeting to figure out how to meet the goals of the Paris agreementthe U.S. government is hosting a talk in support of fossil fuels. After Trumps announcement of withdrawal from the agreement, the U.S. has no visible representation at the summit. But a 15-minute walk away from the panel about coal, American cities, states, and businesses are hosting a massive U.S. Climate Action Center.

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01:40

Chaos In Detroit: Undercover Cops Battle Each Other In Sting Operation Gone Wrong The Daily Sheeple

Detroit cops

This weekend, a big embarrassment is festering inside the Detroit Police Department after undercover units from two separate police precincts exchanged blows during a sting operation gone wrong.

Fox2 says it all started when two special operations officers from the 12th Precinct were posing as drug dealers to entrap city residents in a push off.

The officers were working in Andover on Detroits east side, known for high drug activity.

As officers from the 12th Precinct pretended to be dope dealers, two special operations officers from 11th precinct showed up pretending to be customers. As the deal went bad, the 11th precinct officers ordered the 12th Precinct officers to the ground not knowing that they were fellow colleagues.

That is when all hell broke out and well let Fox2 describe what happened next:

FOX 2 is told the rest of the special ops team from the 12th Precinct showed up, and officers began raiding the drug house in the 19300 block of Andover. But instead of fighting crime, officers from both precincts began fighting with each other.

Sources say guns were drawn and punches were thrown while the homeowner stood and watched. The departments top cops were notified along with Internal Affairs. One officer was taken to the hospital.

Taryn Asher, Fox2 Anchor/Reporter in Detroit, shares her story of what went wrong

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01:33

Orthodox Church is not against sex education in Russian schools, but urges caution Signs of the Times

The church does not oppose sex education in schools, but urges caution as it can corrupt young minds, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate external relations department has stated. "If these lessons turn into corruption of the young, as it unfortunately happens very often, the Church would definitely oppose them. At the same time, the situation in which children do not know some very elementary things is also wrong," Metropolitan Bishop Hilarion said in an interview with Rossiya-24. The cleric added that certain lessons were necessary to educate children about measures that can prevent them from contracting HIV or some other sexually transmitted disease, but emphasized that sex education in schools must be done in a "chaste" way.

01:31

This Poet Turned Louis C.K.s Harassment Apology Into A Powerful Poem Fast Company

Writer Isobel OHare is fixing statements from Kevin Spacey, George Takei, and more by turning them into erasure poems.

In the wake of recent sexual assault and harassment allegations following Harvey Weinsteins widespread scandal, numerous male public figures, from Kevin Spacey to George Takei, have also been accused of inappropriate actions towards both men and women.

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01:21

Are Potential Peer Reviewers Overwhelmed Altruists or Free-Riders? New data reveal great inequality in peer reviewing in the social sciences. Duck of Minerva

This is a guest post submitted by Paul A. Djupe, Denison University Political Science, who is an affiliated scholar with PRRI ; Amy Erica Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University; and Anand Edward Sokhey, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as the associate director of the American Politics Research Lab and the incoming director of the LeRoy Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment.

Google peer review crisis, and you will find dozens of pieces some dating back to the 1990s lamenting the state of peer reviewing. While these pieces focus in part on research replicability and quality, one major concern has been shortages in academic labor. In one representative article, Fox and Petchey (2010) argue that peer reviewing is characterized by a tragedy of the commons that is increasingly dominated by cheats (individuals who submit papers without doing proportionate reviewing). Other commentators describe the burden faced by generous peer reviewers who feel overwhelmed.

So where does peer review in the social sciences stand? Are academics overburdened altruists or peer-review free-riders? Our new Professional Activity in the Social Sciences data set suggests the answer is Neither. Instead, most academics get few peer review requests and perform most of them. Reviewing is strongly correlated with academic productivityresearch-productive scholars get more requests and perform more reviews. However, the ratio of peer reviews performed to article submissions is also lower for more productive scholars. Overall, this would appear to be a bit of a mixed bag from the perspectives of equity and representation in the academy. Here are the details.

In March, 2017 we surveyed 900 faculty in political science departments across the United States, asking about a range of professional activities.  In June we followed up with a second group of social scientists, surveying 958 faculty in U.S. sociology departments. More details about the design and sample are available here.

The figure below suggests that the peer review crisis may be overblown. The median political scientist and median sociologist in our data each report receiving five review requests a year. The median political scientist completes four of them; the median sociologist three.

At the same time, some social scientists do...

01:20

The Surprise Pleasure Of Traversing Japan By Local Bus, On YouTube Fast Company

A bustling YouTube subgenre captures the adventures of rail and bus enthusiasts, including one man who uploaded his trip across Japan by local bus.

Tamura Kenichi has pulled off an incredible achievement: He has traveled from one end of Japan to the other by local bus.

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01:11

Meet Khazar Fatemi, a Swedish Journalist Still Searching for the Afghanistan She Left Behind The Fifth Column

Screenshot from Where My Heart Beats. Version uploaded to Vimeo by Khazar Fatemi.

(GV)  At first glance, Khazar Fatemi, a leading TV reporter in Sweden, is as happy-go-lucky as she is talented and beautiful. But personal sacrifice and struggle have deep roots in her family, and re-emerge with tremendous force in her documentary Where My Heart Beats, filmed in Afghanistan.

Fatemi was born in 1983. Her family moved to Sweden when she was eight after her parents both initially involved in the Kurdish resistance to the regime in Iran fled growing violence in their adopted home of Afghanistan.

At the time, the mujaheddin had rolled back the Soviet invasion only to collapse into a spiral of internecine conflict. Fatemi would later experience strong nostalgia for the Afghan capital Kabul, where she spent her childhood, as well as guilt that she, unlike many of her friends, had succeeded in escaping the countrys bloody wars.

Where My Heart Beats tells the story of Fatemis return to a very different Kabul through tears and laughter, with an authenticity that has already fetched the film international acclaim after it was presented at international festivals including IDFA and the Raindance Film Festival.

Her journey was both a reporters journey to see how the country had changed and a personal journey, as she searched for people from her childhood. However, the most important search of all, for her best friend, proved elusive. She never found out what had happened to her.

Global Voices recently met up with Fatemi, and engaged her in a conversation that touched on everything from the difficulties of life in Europe for people born in Muslim-Majority countries, through her childhood, and Afghanistans turbulent past and present.

Nevena Borisova (NB): What is it like to be a modern woman whose identity is rooted in a strongly traditional society?

Khazar Fatemi (KF): The reason my family fled Iran during the 1980s was that they wanted to keep the freedom their parents have given to them, despite their own religious background [] My grandparents were Muslims but still believed that everyone has the right to make their own choice of life and beliefs. So, for me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought...

01:01

Kanna: The Herbal Antidepressant Big Pharma Doesnt Want You to Know About Wake Up World

November 14th, 2017 By Anthony Tyler Guest writer for Wake Up World An herbal medicine that has a strong scientifically documented background, but an underwhelming social-status in modern society, is the African-based plant, Skanna. Scientifically classified as SSceletium tortuosum, kanna has a calming yet euphoric quality that is akin to the traditional sedative herbs like cannabis, dagga, et cetera []

00:56

3 killed by lightning strikes in Zimbabwe Signs of the Times

Villagers in Marondera East said they were leaving in fear of lightning strikes, following the onset of the rainy season which have so far claimed three lives in the province. Last week, two male adults from Marondera East died after they were struck in separate incidents, shortly after a Grade Seven pupil succumbed to a bolt of lightning while cleaning the school yard in Murewa. Marondera District Council chairperson, Patrick Chidhakwa confirmed the incidents and identified the deceased as Jonah Chihaka (25) of ward 20 and another yet to be identified herdboy from ward 37. "It is a pity that we continue to lose lives in this area because of lightning. I am of the belief that rains mean life, but that's not it. Two people were struck by lightning in ward 20 and 37 and we are currently running around to assist with burials," he said.

00:50

Record-breaking cold temperatures for Boston, Massachusetts Signs of the Times

Record lows for the second day in a row. Boston broke a 116-year-old record Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record low for November 11 was set at 24 degrees in 1901. New record low for BOS today. The low temp so far is 23 degrees which breaks the previous record of 24 set in 1901. This marks 2 consecutive record lows for BOS. NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) November 11, 2017

00:24

Even Mitch McConnell thinks Roy Moore should drop out of the Senate race now Fast Company

Pressure is growing on Republican candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat, including from members of his own party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Moore to drop out of the race, saying he believes the women who say the former judge had sexual contact with

Pressure is growing on Republican candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat, including from members of his own party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Moore to drop out of the race, saying he believes the women who say the former judge had sexual contact with them and pursued them for dates when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

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00:20

Amazon might offer a free alternative to Prime Video Fast Company

Amazon is reportedly prepping a free, ad-supported streaming video service. Sources tell AdAge that the company is negotiating content deals with TV networks, movie studios, and other media brands, with the lure of sharing ad revenue and viewing data. Although Amazon has experimented with ad-supported programs in the past, it puts nearly all its movies

Amazon is reportedly prepping a free, ad-supported streaming video service. Sources tell AdAge that the company is negotiating content deals with TV networks, movie studios, and other media brands, with the lure of sharing ad revenue and viewing data. Although Amazon has experimented with ad-supported programs in the past, it puts nearly all its movies and shows behind the $99/year Amazon Prime paywall.

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00:14

Windows 10 And Android Are Strange Bedfellows With Plenty Of Potential Fast Company

The latest Windows 10 update brings deeper ties to Googles mobile operating system.

Ostensibly, Windows and Android are rival operating systems.

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00:06

'Get lost, please. Thank you' - Watch Russian tycoon tell pestering CNN reporter where to go Signs of the Times

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska's encounter with a CNN reporter, who kept asking him about alleged ties with Paul Manafort, ended with the tycoon giving him a steely look and telling him to "get lost." CNN's Matthew Chance spotted Deripaska during the APEC summit in Vietnam and immediately started following him. The journalist repeatedly asked questions about Deripaska's alleged connections to former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort, according to the CNN video released on Friday. After unsuccessful attempts to ignore Chance's questions, Deripaska eventually became annoyed with the reporter and said: "Get lost, please, thank you."

00:06

America's lawyer discusses media mergers historical and threatened (We) can do better

We are embedding this show because it is educational. Mike Papantonio invites lawyers on each week to discuss major public interest cases, most of which have international impact. In this episode, Mike Papantonio reminds us of how media once had many diverse owners and actually sought to inform us. He and Holland Cooke discuss the looming mega-merger between media giants AT&T and Time Warner, which even the pro-business President Donald Trump has warned could be dangerous. Mike then talks with Brigida Santos about how some states are using artificial intelligence against criminals during sentencing. Then Farron Cousins, Executive Editor of the Trial Lawyer magazine, tells Mike about how Grubhub, along with other app-based companies, argue in court that the people whom they hire are not employees. The show was first published on November 9, 2017 at https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/

00:00

Yoda: OpenStack and Multi-Cloud Integration Public Intelligence Blog

Still lacking assured anonymity, identity, privacy, and security, but interesting.

OpenStack adoption grows into multi-cloud formations

The open source cloud platform sees a rise in unique installations, as well as more integration with commercial clouds.

There is a strong trend to multi-cloud integration among OpenStack users. Close to half, 48 percent, indicate that they also interact with other clouds up from 38 percent a year ago. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the most popular cloud interacting with OpenStack deployments, at 48 percent, though this is down from 58 percent a year ago.

Monday, 13 November

23:47

Russia's record wheat harvest sees it replace US as agricultural superpower Signs of the Times

The US is being pushed out of the grain market as Russia's bumper wheat harvest has dragged down prices to record lows. Russian agricultural exports are booming thanks to a weaker national currency and massive investment. "We are pushing America aside in some markets, and we are satisfied with this," said Russia's Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev. This year Russian farmers are expected to harvest the biggest crop in over a century. Russia will produce at least 83 million tons of wheat in the current growing season, according to estimates by The Wall Street Journal.

23:45

Berto Jongman: BBC Fabricates Film of Syrian Attack on Children How Trama Simulations Are Taking Over Mainstream Media Reporting (and Supporting False Flag Attacks) Public Intelligence Blog

Phi Beta Iota: We must not forget that BBC has been a funded subsidiary of the CIA for some time the lack of integrity across our academic, government, law enforcement, and media institutions is now catastrosphic.

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23:44

Heres Why Your Local TV News is About to Get Even Worse Activist Post

By Margot Susca, American University School of Communication Considering the history of television news a few years ago, iconic anchor Ted Koppel declared that CBS...

23:35

FLASHBACK: America Reloaded: The bizarre story behind the FBI's fake documentary about the Bundy family Signs of the Times

Ryan Bundy seemed uneasy as he settled into a white leather chair in a private suite at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. As the eldest son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who had become a national figure for his armed standoff with U.S. government agents in April 2014, Ryan had quite a story to tell. Eight months had passed since Cliven and hundreds of supporters, including heavily armed militia members, faced off against the federal government in a sandy wash under a highway overpass in the Mojave Desert. Now, here in the comforts of the Bellagio, six documentary filmmakers trained bright lights and high-definition cameras on Ryan. They wanted to ask about the standoff. Wearing a cowboy hat, Ryan fidgeted before the cameras. He had told this story before; that wasn't the reason for his nerves. After all, the Bundy confrontation made national news after armed agents with the Bureau of Land Management seized the Bundy family's cattle following a trespassing dispute and the accumulation of more than $1 million in unpaid grazing fees. But the Bundys, aided by their armed supporters, beat back the government, forcing agents to release the cattle and retreat. Images of armed Bundy supporters with high-powered rifles taking on outgunned BLM agents circulated widely on social media. As a result, the Bundys became a household name, lionized by the right as champions of individual liberty and vilified by the left as anti-government extremists. But something seemed off to Ryan about this interview in the Bellagio. While the family's newfound fame had attracted fresh supporters to their cause, it had also inspired suspicion. With a federal investigation looming, who among these new faces could they really trust? Among the more recent figures in the Bundy orbit was this mysterious documentary film crew. The director, Charles Johnson, was middle-aged, with a silver goatee, slicked-back hair, and a thick southern accent. His assistant, who identified herself as Anna, was tall and blond. A website for their company, Longbow Productions, listed an address in Nashville, Tennessee, but the Bundys could find no previous examples of their work. As the cameras recorded, Ryan's skepticism was plain. At times, his right eye rolled back into his head, the result of a childhood accident that paralyzed half of his face, and his gaze shifted to figures outside the shot. "There's been a lot of red flags in the community about Longbow Productions," one of his companions explained to the film crew. "No bullshit, straight talk. ... It's almost like you're trying to make us incriminate ourselves."

23:33

A handy coffee guide for Sean Hannity fans who have smashed their Keurig machines Fast Company

Good afternoon to all 12 people whose interests on a Venn diagram overlap with both Sean Hannity and Fast Company. I hear youre angry that Keurig has pulled its advertising from Sean Hannitys Fox News show over the hosts defense of alleged child molester Roy Moore. Some of you have taken to the internet to show

Good afternoon to all 12 people whose interests on a Venn diagram overlap with both Sean Hannity and Fast Company. I hear youre angry that Keurig has pulled its advertising from Sean Hannitys Fox News show over the hosts defense of alleged child molester Roy Moore. Some of you have taken to the internet to show your rage by smashing your Keurig machines and posting videos. But now youre faced with a quandary: How are you going to enjoy your beloved morning java?

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23:30

Stephen E. Arnold: Google Math & Algorithms Not Trustworthy? Public Intelligence Blog

Stephen E. Arnold

Google and Search Trust: Math Is Objective, Right?

Trust, however, seems to mean different things to different people. Consider the write up Its Time to Stop Trusting Google Search Already. The write up suggests that people usually trust Google. The main point is that those people should not trust Google.

Phi Beta Iota: There is no question but that Google and its surrogates (YouTube) as  well as its counterparts (Facebook, MeetUp, Twitter) are in the service of the Deep State, both domestically and foreign. They cannot be trusted just as the other segments of society from academia and media to government and non-profit foundations cannot be trusted. Truth and trust are not to be found in the current information environment. That is the civic challenge of the century, and one bearing on whether America will once...

23:30

That Amazing SNL Dolphin Sketch Is Based On A True Story Fast Company

The dolphin sketch borrows its premise from the life of Margaret Howe, a volunteer naturalist who worked with NASA in an effort to teach dolphins to speak.

What: A very, uh, stimulating sketch about dolphin scientists.

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23:30

To Build Healthy Communities For Kids, Ask Kids What They Need Fast Company

Raising Places, a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded initiative, is working across six diverse localities to develop child-centric programming to improve the health of the whole community.

In the heart of the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana, the 450-person town of Valley of the Chiefs has faced mounting difficulties over the past several decades. In the last two generations, the Crow Nation has lost 80% of its population and 73% of its land. Economic dispossession has rattled Valley of the Chiefs, as members of the community have turned to substance abuse and violence. For youth, who make up around 43% of the population, the town is especially harsh.

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23:26

Taking Your Mom on her first Uber Ride Blog Baladi

Uber wants you to take your mom on her first Uber ride and the ad is really nice and so true! Ive had to teach a couple of not so tech-savvy friends how to use Uber and the idea of pressing a button and having somebody pick them up made them both anxious and excited. One of them wouldnt go in at first thinking this was a prank LOL!

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23:21

Insanity: Teacher faces sack after mistakenly calling trans student 'girl', despite immediate apology Signs of the Times

A schoolteacher could be out of a job, suspended for calling a trans pupil by the wrong gender while praising a group of students for a job well done. Mathematics teacher Joshua Sutcliffe, 27, told a group of students that included a teen who identifies as a boy "Well done girls," when he spotted them working hard in class. Sutcliffe said he was then corrected by the student, and apologized immediately. The Oxfordshire teacher was suspended six weeks after the incident, when the student's mother lodged an official complaint. The school has conducted an investigation into the complaints made against Sutcliffe, and he faces a disciplinary hearing this week.

23:06

London cops say that police report for Shervin Pishevars arrest was fabricated Fast Company

A police report into the arrest last May of prominent tech investor Shervin Pishevar in London on allegations of sexual assault was apparently fabricated, adding to the drama of a smear campaign he claims he is a victim of. Pishevar confirmed the arrest last week in a statement to Fast Company, noting that he was

A police report into the arrest last May of prominent tech investor Shervin Pishevar in London on allegations of sexual assault was apparently fabricated, adding to the drama of a smear campaign he claims he is a victim of.

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23:00

Your Boss Just Rejected Your Idea? Ask These 3 Questions Right Away Fast Company

With every rejection, there is a valuable lesson to be learned.

I wish I could tell you that your manager will always love your ideas. But unfortunately, as you probably already know, thats not the case.

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22:53

The Coming Pension Rehabilitation Administration Armstrong Economics

 

Remember the S&L Crisis, well welcome to the Pension Crisis. It is becoming well known behind the curtain that we have a global pension crisis. I first reported this event more than 15 years ago. This at the WEC, we had more than 10 major pension funds attending from around the world. The crisis has been set in motion by the lowering of interest rates with the Crash of 2007. This is why the Fed Char Yellon has been talking about the need to normalize interest rates. The crisis in Europe is reaching catastrophic proportions.

In the USA, Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, intends to introduce legislation that would allow struggling multiemployer pension funds to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to remain solvent. The proposal being kicked around would create a new office within the Treasury Department called the Pension Rehabilitation Administration (PRA). The funds would come from the sale of Treasury-issued bonds to financial institutions. The pension funds could borrow for 30 years at low-interest rates. One restriction for borrowers is they could not make risky investments. That will mean they must buy government bonds since the government assumes whatever it issues in debt is risk-free, That propaganda is supported by the big accounting firms.

22:50

The Antiaging Potential of Mushrooms After the Shift

Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.
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Mushrooms are known for their immune system boosting properties&n...

22:25

SNLs Fair & Devastating Assessment Of Democrats, Post-Election Fast Company

This weekend, Saturday Night Live briefly moved off of Trump-smackdown mode to cut the DNC down to size. It was a welcome changeand a needed wake up call.

Because Donald Trump is an endlessly churning assembly line of lunacy, his political opponents often get short shrift in the satire department. This week, however, Saturday Night Live let the Democrats have itand at the best possible time, too.

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22:21

NGOs present equity approach to unblock climate talks RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Stopping the expansion of fossil fuel companies is part of a series of recommendations presented today by over 120 organisations at the UN climate negotiations in Germany.

22:20

New York Subway Adopts Gender Neutral Announcements Your News Wire

New York Citys Metropolitan Transportation Authority is scrapping all announcements referring to ladies and gentleman and replacing them with gender-neutral phrases. New Yorks subway and bus passengers will now be called passengers,everyone, and riders in [...]

22:18

Las Vegas shooting theory: Attempted assassination of Saudi Crown prince? Atavisionary

After the shooting in Las Vegas I made a post which compiled a lot of different videos and testimony about the shooting which strongly suggested

The post Las Vegas shooting theory: Attempted assassination of Saudi Crown prince? appeared first on Atavisionary.

22:14

Fairtrade steps up support for Kenya company in corruption inquiry RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The Fairtrade Foundation says it has strengthened standards and increased training for a Kenya flower estate embroiled in a corruption investigation (http://tinyurl.com/y9u65h5v)

22:13

BBC journalist deletes tweet about UK's 'corrupt' relationship with Israel Signs of the Times

A prominent BBC journalist has deleted a tweet in which a senior Conservative MP can be seen complaining about the British media turning a blind eye to the corrupt relationship that has allowed Israel to "buy access" in Westminster. The tweet was posted by the BBC's Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg on Wednesday while the Scottish journalist was covering the build up to the resignation of Priti Patel. The Secretary of State for International Development had taken part in undisclosed meetings in Israel organised by the powerful Conservative Friends of Israel lobby (CFI) last summer. Kuenssberg's Twitter posts on the day were full of tweets on the Patel story including comments about Number 10 denying the allegation made by the Jewish Chronicle that Prime Minster Theresa May had been made aware of the 12 meetings Patel had had during her "family holiday" in Israel.

22:02

Syria: US and Russia reach agreement to distance Iran from Golan Heights, no response from Israel Signs of the Times

A tank flying the Hezbollah terror group's flag is seen in the Qara area in Syria's Qalamoun region on August 28, 2017.(AFP Photo/Louai Beshara) The United States, Russia and Jordan have reportedly reached an agreement on a ceasefire deal in southern Syria that would include the expulsion of Iranian-backed militias from the border with Israel in the Golan Heights. Comment: 'Brief meeting': Putin and Trump agree 'no military solution to Syrian crisis' Under the agreement apparently inked Saturday, all non-Syrian fighters, including Iranian proxies fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, would be required to leave the border area and eventually Syria, Hebrew media reports said Sunday, citing an American official. According to similar reports in Channel 10 and Israel Radio, the official did not say how far from the border the militias would be removed or under what time frame. In addition to Iran-backed groups, affiliates of both al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group, both of which count foreign fighters among their ranks, operate in Syria near the Israeli border. Comment: Lest we forget the CIA created ISIS and have been supporting them throughout the region: US created ISIS to be a tool for overthrowing Syria's President Assad - leaked Pentagon report Syrians describe horror that CIA-created terrorists brought them Iran's Ayatollah: U.S. created ISIS to sow discord among muslims

22:00

Waitrose Found The Best Place On Earth To Spend A Christmas Snow Day Fast Company

The latest blockbuster UK Christmas ad gets cozy in classic black and white.

What: The latest Christmas blockbuster ad from the U.K., courtesy of grocery chain Waitrose.

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22:00

5 Unproductive Thoughts About Work That You Need To Stop Right Now Fast Company

Dont waste your energy on unnecessary worries.

I dont mean to brag, but Im kind of the queen of overthinking things. Ive overanalyzed conversations and situations so often that my boyfriend and I joke that I should put a dime in a jar every time I work myself up over nothing, and buy myself a nice meal with the proceeds. But I digress.

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21:59

Trump, Brexit and echoes of World War I: Interview with historian Sir Max Hastings Signs of the Times

A Q&A with the historian Sir Max Hastings on worrisome parallels with the Great War. Of all the famous things Mark Twain never actually said, perhaps none is repeated more often and with less justification than "history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes." And since the election of Donald Trump as president, history as verse has become a farce: He is Hitler, he is Stalin, he is Mao, he is Caligula, he is Cyrus the Great, he is Pharaoh, he is Joe McCarthy, he is Charles Lindbergh, he is King George III (both the sane and insane versions), he is Julius Caesar, he is Hamlet, he is the Know-Nothing Party, he is Charles Manson, he is Jimmy Carter, he is Andrew Jackson, he is Herbert Hoover, he is Woodrow Wilson, he is -- wait, what: Woodrow Wilson? Seriously? "Ironically," writes Trygve Throntveit in Time, "Trumpism finds ample historical precedents in the immediate and long-term aftermath of U.S. intervention in World War I." He adds that in pledging to "make the world safe for democracy," Wilson was foreshadowing "Trump's make-America-great-and-safe-first foreign policy." Hmmm. I'm not sure I'm sold that the 28th president was the MAGA man of his day. 1 But it's a fresher take than the many uninformed comparisons of Trump to the Republican isolationists who followed Wilson, and thus a contribution to the growing body of journalistic analogies between our present moment and the era of the Great War. You can see the parallels, we are told, in Brexit, the backlash against immigrants in the U.S. and Europe, a radical autocracy in Russia roiling the West with propaganda, the collapse of order in the Middle East, secessionist movements in Europe (Serbia, meet Catalonia), and so on. So, with this Veterans Day marking the centennial of the final year of the War to End All Wars, I decided to hash out which of these supposed historical echoes make sense, and whether lessons learned 100 years ago can help see us through the fraught present. And I was lucky enough to get to do so with Sir Max Hastings. This eminent British historian, newspaper journalist and TV broadcaster has written 26 books (his first, on the radical America of 1968, when he was 23) including one very relevant to this debate: "Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War" in 2013. So, pin a poppy to your lapel and read this lightly edited transcript of our chat:

21:54

Arab League To Hold Urgent Meeting On Iran As Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets After the Shift

The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabia's request, thisaccording to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force. Egypt-based Ahram Online also reports further that the meeting will discuss "Iranian interference" in the region at League headquarters in Cairo, and other early unconfirmed reports indicate the meeting could come as early as next Sunday.
News of the Arab League extraordinary session comes as tensions are at breaking point as regional powers - especially Saudi Arabia and Israel - talk war against perceived Iranian expansion and domination in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, ...

21:53

Bono and Geldof slam Aung San Suu Kyi as handmaiden to genocide' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Irish musicians Bob Geldof and Bono and other members of rock band U2 have accused Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi of complicity in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya.

21:48

Facebook signs Bill Murray, but that may be a bad choice in the post-Weinstein era Fast Company

Part of Facebooks mad dash toward video is original television-like programming. Over the last few months, the social network has revealed new TV projects from myriad talent pools for its Watch video section. Today, it announced a new one: It its an unscripted show in which Bill Murray and his brother Brian Doyle-Murray road-trip around the country

Part of Facebooks mad dash toward video is original television-like programming. Over the last few months, the social network has revealed new TV projects from myriad talent pools for its Watch video section. Today, it announced a new one: It its an unscripted show in which Bill Murray and his brother Brian Doyle-Murray road-trip around the country and watch minor league baseball games.

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21:46

Trans-Pacific Follies: Australia Asleep as Canada Wakes Up Dissident Voice

It was as dreary as listening to the formulaic assessments of political economy by an unreconstructed Leninist.  But Sunday morning with Steve Ciobo, Australias trade minister, was such an occasion.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, withering away on the branch of false optimism, has been an instrument of deserved suspicion and opprobrium from popular movements across countries suspicious about the paternalistic follies of their governments.  It was precisely opposition to such a proposed agreement, negotiated in total secrecy away from the prying eyes of public interest groups, that fuelled the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential elections.

Even Hillary Clinton, whose husband was a vital figure behind initiating the North American Free Trade Agreement during the 1990s, began to chew some of the anti-free trade cud close to her ignominious defeat.

No free trade faith quite matches the monomania of Australian governments.  Since the 1980s, liberalising and opening the economy has been an unshakeable trajectory, a punishing, stripping dogma that insists that being economically open is liberally good, and closed, parochially bad.

While other states have wised up to the idea that total openness is a recipe for local instability, estrangement, and disaster, the Australian response has been unshakeable: keep borders open and corporations content, except when it comes to refugees who arrive by boat.  As Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has insisted with staid predictability, the TPP creates rules of the road to match the new economic world in which were living.

For all this, Australias own industries have been supplanted.  Energy and banking oligopolies have been given free rein to operate.  Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne are reaching stratospheric heights, and the current government is promising to partly subsidise what will become one of the worlds largest, and environmentally destructive, of white elephants: the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.

Most telling of all is that the free traders have no interest in considering data of such irrefutable weight it should put an end to that unfortunately lingering religion.  The US-Australian Free Trade agreement remains a matter of considerable loss to Australia, limiting rather than extending markets and access to Australian producers, and showing the countrys diplomatic crew as inept, ill-informed and, in the final analysis, sycophantic.

None of these points concern the bemused Ciobo. Ideology has already set the tone in this field. When the United States announced, through President Donald J. Trump, that it would have no truck with the TPP, the Australian delegation was left baffled but unmoved.  The remaining states would keep the ship steady.

Now that Canadas Justin Trudeau has decided to give the remaining countries a grand snub, Ciobo has been left searching for justifications....

21:46

KABOOM! Massive explosion at main Bahrain oil pipeline - Saudi quisling immediately blames Iran for 'terrorist sabotage' (VIDEOS) Signs of the Times

The Kingdom of Bahrain has claimed that Friday's explosion on the only pipeline that supplies oil from Saudi Arabia was somehow linked to Iran, opening a new chapter of hostilities between Tehran and the Sunni Gulf states. "The incident was an act of sabotage and a dangerous act of terrorism aimed at harming the higher interests of the nation and the safety of the people," read a statement from Bahrain's interior ministry. "Terrorist acts witnessed by the country in the recent period are carried out through direct contacts and instructions from Iran," the statement claimed. Comment: This is the Bahrainian equivalent of 'Russia did it': the truth is, Bahrain's Sunni minority has been desperately clinging to power since the Arab Spring in 2011. All all the regimes that should have toppled, this is one of them, and it survived thanks only to massive US military support. While Bahrain often blames Iran for backing an insurgency that has plagued the country after authorities suppressed the so-called Arab Spring protests in 2011, Tehran has repeatedly denied any involvement. It also says that it is not behind the latest incident.

21:42

$43m Bhutan conservation fund announced RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The Bhutan government, WWF, donors and partners from around the world are to create a $43 million fundthe first of its kind in Asiato protect Bhutans protected areas.

21:35

Investigators probe Sam Clovis for Trump knowledge of campaign's Russia dealings Signs of the Times

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump's election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team's contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday. The focus of the questions put to Clovis by Mueller's team has not been previously reported. "The ultimate question Mueller is after is whether candidate Trump and then President-elect Trump knew of the discussions going on with Russia, and who approved or even directed them," said one source. "That is still just a question."

21:23

Another Holistic Doctor Found Dead Your News Wire

Dr. Annie Fairbanks, a holistic doctor in Arizona, was found shot dead in her home on Friday along with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. She is the 77th holistic doctor [...]

21:23

BREAKING: 77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead in Her AZ Home with Her Entire Family Waking Times Media

Joe Martino, Collective Evolution
Waking Times

Dr. Annie Fairbanks, a holistic doctor practicing out of Arizona, was found shot dead in her home with husband Jason Fairbanks, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. This makes the 77th holistic doctor to have been found dead in this way over the past couple of years.

Sgt. Ben Hoster, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department, stated that the police do not believe any other parties are involved. This essentially means there are no suspects and that this is likely a murder-suicide. Even the local paper is calling it that. Oddly, this statement and conclusion was made just hours after the incident took place, hardly giving anyone enough time to make a call like that.

This is an isolated incident, Hoster told reporters during a news conference in the neighbourhood on Friday afternoon.  We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Annie Fairbanks and her 9 month old son. Photo: Facebook.

The family ran a health practice called Macrotherapy, which focused on natural and holistic healing. Its unclear whether or not the practice was employing new or outside the box methods like GcMAF, but further investigations should tell us.

GcMAF (Glycoprotein Macrophage Activating Factor) is a protein made by our body and is pretty much the director of our immune system. Our immune...

21:22

Saudi Arabia holds first women's basketball tournament Signs of the Times

Manama: Saudi Arabia held its first basketball tournament for women in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Saturday - a first for the country. University of Business and Technology beat Dar Al Hekma University at a game held in King Abdullah Sports City - attended exclusively by women. "The event demonstrated women's passion for sports and this game undoubtedly gives greater impetus to other events that will increase interest and calls among women to promote the concept of community sports," Leena Al Maeena, Member of the Shura Council and a founding member of the Jeddah United basketball team, said, quoted by Saudi daily Okaz on Sunday. The event, which included other sporting activities, started with an opening match between Jeddah United and Sadad, followed by games by the other six teams in the competition for the title.

21:19

US House of Rep. to vote on giving Amazon $53 billion deal to become main Pentagon supplier Signs of the Times

Members of the US House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services committees announced Wednesday that they have reached agreement on the proposed $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense spending bill. This astronomical figure-an $80 billion increase over spending in 2016 and roughly $26 billion more than was requested by President Donald Trump-is a clear signal that the US will expand its ongoing wars around the world and is preparing to engage in far broader conflicts potentially involving North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China. The NDAA will now be voted on by the House of Representatives, where it has been rubber-stamped every year since 1961, before being signed into law by Trump. While reporting by the bourgeois press on the NDAA has been limited overall, a key section of the bill, titled "Procurement Through Commercial E-Commerce Portals," has been almost entirely overlooked. This section establishes the framework whereby Amazon will be able to corner the market for Defense Department procurements worth roughly $53 billion, and its inclusion in the NDAA is a product of the direct links connecting Amazon with the state and military-intelligence apparatus.

21:17

Liberals want to change the French language, detractors painted as not keeping up with changing times Signs of the Times

Moves to make French more female-friendly have sparked impassioned debate in France, with an appalled Academie Francaise warning of a "mortal danger" to the language of Moliere. At the centre of the debate is the growing use of formulations such as "lecteur.rice.s" for the word "readers" to embrace both genders. Several government ministries, universities and labour unions use so-called "inclusive writing", but it had largely escaped public notice -- until this autumn when it turned up in an elementary school history textbook. The Academie Francaise, the arbiter of the French language which has inducted just eight women since its foundation in 1635, did not mince words. "In the face of this 'inclusive' aberration, the French language finds itself in mortal danger," the body intoned.

Compelled speech madness spreads to France: French language to be 'corrected' with bizarre gender-neutral 'inclusive writing' Signs of the Times

Moves to make the French language more female-friendly have sparked impassioned debate in France, with an appalled Academie Francaise warning of a "mortal danger" to the language of Moliere. At the centre of the debate is the growing use of formulations such as "lecteur.rice.s" for the word "readers" to embrace both genders. Several government ministries, universities and labour unions use so-called "inclusive writing", but it had largely escaped public notice -- until this autumn when it turned up in an elementary school history textbook. The Academie Francaise, the arbiter of the French language which has inducted just eight women since its foundation in 1635, did not mince words. "In the face of this 'inclusive' aberration, the French language finds itself in mortal danger," the body intoned.

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