"In November, Antarctic air temperatures were 3.6 - 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal. Antarctic sea ice set a new record low, as did the Arctic. Antarctic sea ice was a staggering 699,000 square miles below the 1981 to 2010 average.
"Antarctic sea ice really went down the rabbit hole this time," said Ted Scambos, the lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet could collapse entirely within the next 100 years.
"The collapse would lead to a sea-level rise of nearly 10 feet, which would engulf major U.S. cities such as New York and Miami and displace 150 million people living on coasts worldwide," stated the Ohio State researchers.
NASA's Operation Icebridge flights were based this year at Punta Arenas, Chile. Next year, the agency plans to fly from McMurdo Station in Antarctica in order to survey new areas. But, future missions may be in doubt. President-elect Donald Trump has suggested eliminating all climate research conducted by NASA, leaving Antarctica and the rest of the planet in the "dark ages."""The Hacking Evidence Against Russia Is Extremely Weak". The basic point still being that any evidence can be, and would be, spoofed by any competent player in this world. The evidence we do have, which itself needs to be taken with a grain of salt, consistently points to insider leaks.
"The Rise of the Alt-Center". Not bad by Salon standards, and almost touches on the truth in mentioning Schumer (while, of course, not mentioning the Zionist conspiracy behind Schumer's trickery).
"Russia, NATO, Trump: The Shadow World". The New York Review of Books is Ground Zero in the world of credentialed bloviating, here turning the usual Democrat/Zionist anti-Putin smear job into a piece about five times too long with enough of a veneer of 'facts' and historical contextualizing to make it appear definitive. The technique is to nit-pick around the edges while tacitly taking the big standard-issue conspiracies as a given (see also the recent emptywheel analyses, it is an old rhetorical trick), the typical approach by the 'elite' commentariat in these clarifying times.
"Whistleblower John Kiriakou Critiques the CIA’s Behavior Following the 2016 U.S. Election". On the motives for the CIA's treasonous participation in the coup attempt, and the plight of Jeffrey Sterling.
"Brazilian President Temer Signs Constitutional Amendment Imposing 20 Years of Austerity". "How Brazil Got the Worst Austerity Program in the World".
"Trump Sets the Cat Among the Jewish Pigeons" (Shamir) (see the gloating "A New Strategy for Israeli Victory" by Daniel Pipes):
"For many years, liberal Israelis perpetrated a hoax (yes, I’ve said, hoax) of “struggling against occupation” and wishing to divide historical Palestine into two states, a Jewish state and a Palestinian state. Israeli officials negotiated for years and years with the US, with the quartet, with PA, and gave absolutely nothing in return for the time they gained. Millions of dollars, of European and American tax-payers were poured into soft life of these negotiators. How could the Israelis achieve this glorious (for them) result? Thanks to liberal progressive Israelis. Without liberal Israelis complicity, Jewish moderate nationalists of Bibi Netanyahu wouldn’t be able to slowly and at peace devour and digest Palestine piece by piece.
Every year they confiscate a few hundreds strategically located square miles, and plant there a few thousand of settlers. Step by step, they ate Palestine like mouse eats cheese. Now they are shocked that their charmed life will soon be over and their fraud is out.
Hard Jewish nationalists always wanted to annex the whole of Palestine. The moderates and the liberals thought it would implode the Jewish state, as in the new one state the Jews will hardly be in majority. There are various statistics and different assessments, but by the most optimistic (for Jews) count, they will present 50% of the population. The One state won’t be “Jewish” or it won’t be “Democratic”, is a usual answer. The hard nationalists answered that “we’ll see”. Let us get there, and we shall work it out.
The smart moderate bastards and their liberal crypto-supporters would answer: we’d love to, but America does not allow us to do it. And the US obediently provided the Israeli Jews with alibi: yes, we would not allow you to annex Palestine, yes, we want you to negotiate in order to reach Two States’ Solution. Now this is over, too.
If the Jews will annex Palestine, their long systematic fraud of “occupation” and “struggle against occupation” will be over. They will give Palestinians equal rights, including the right to vote for Knesset, and then there will be power-sharing, and other fruits of democracy. If they won’t give Palestinians equal rights, there will be something simple and clear to struggle for, namely for equal rights and against vestiges of apartheid.""Israeli Squatters at Palestine’s Amona accept relocation to other Palestinian-owned Land". Watch - they'll retake the original stolen land after the move! Khazar kleptomaniacs.
"For the world to see: Anne Barnard and Liz Sly purposefully cover up the crimes of Syrian rebels".
"Sabotage Of East-Aleppo Evacuation Is Part Of A Plan".
Tweet (Lina Arabi) (and):
""Streets full with dead bodies" & the White Helmets didn't take a single pic. That's not the White Helmets I know."
Tweet (Lee Fang):
"It's going to be funny when it comes out the professional Dems posturing as "resistance" to Trump help him carry out the worst of his agenda"