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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

20 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

Jim Simons : The three state solution

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
We are complicit in the apartheid and occupation imposed on the Palestinian people. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | May 20, 2018 The thing Trump loves best is attention. Perhaps for that reason it has become easy for … finish reading Jim Simons : The three state solution

Cop Rapes Fellow Cop’s 13-Year-Old Daughter—Not Fired, Still Getting Paid

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: daughter] A police officer has been charged with sexual assault after he was accused of raping his fellow officer's 13-year-old daughter. The post Cop Rapes Fellow Cop’s 13-Year-Old Daughter—Not Fired, Still Getting Paid appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Singin’ in the Rain

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 12 hours ago
It has rained each of the last five days and we expect five more ahead. In the middle of this sogginess, it is easy to reflect on the various emotions portrayed within songs about the rain. Arguably the most famous … Continue reading →

Yet Another Questionable Commenter

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 12 hours ago
Yet Another Questionable Commenter and how one deals with it. Continue reading →

Is Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Still Alive?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
This image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. MILITANT VIDEO *Stars and Stripes/Washington Post*: *New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive – and busy with a chilling new mission* His self-declared caliphate was in ruins when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi summoned some of his top aides to a meeting in eastern Syria last year. The Islamic State's capit... more »

Will Single Payer Turn Texas Blue?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Rick doesn't have the most money, but he has the best issue for Tuesday* The media tended to cover Kara Eastman's startling-- at least to them-- win of DCCC/Blue Dog Ben Ashbrook in Omaha last week as a win for Medicare-for-All versus a status quo approach. And there is no doubt that that was a part of the equation that, despite the DCCC, catapulted Kara into the Democratic Party nomination. But it wasn't *just* their two respective approaches to health care. Heath care is very important, but the progressive *gestalt* was more important for Kara, as it has been for winning candidat... more »

SUNDAY SCREENING: How Britain Created Israel & ‘The Nakba’ (2013)

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*SUNDAY SCREENING* | A detailed look at how Britain engineered the illegal creation of the state of Israel and sold out the native Arab population in the process.

Episode #234 – ‘Manifest Destiny’ with guests F. William Engdahl + Treka (from Syria)

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE SHOW* | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

70 Years Ago, The Polaroid Camera Came To Market - And A Science Boom Followed

The Conversation at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
It probably happens every minute of the day: A little girl demands to see the photo her parent has just taken of her. Today, thanks to smartphones and other digital cameras, we can see snapshots immediately, whether we want to or not. But in 1944 when 3-year-old Jennifer Land asked to see the family vacation photo that her dad had just taken, the technology didn’t exist. read more

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Brian Wakamo notes that Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for postal banking in the U.S. as an alternative to predatory lenders in underserved communities. - Glen Hodgson discusses the rising fiscal costs of climate change - even as the Trudeau Libs plan to put public money into exacerbating it. And Damian Carrington examines the looming danger of severe destruction of insect habitat from even best-case climate change scenarios. - Meanwhile, Yonatan Strauch points out that the threat of oil embargos being used to try to bully British Columbia ... more »

“Yes, I am an advisor for Ridge-Lane.” Superintendent Hite May 17, 2018

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears May 17, 2018 On May 17, 2018 Alison McDowell confronted Philadelphia Superintendent Hite about his connections with the corporate/military education reform organization Ridge Lane. Go to Wrench in the Gears for her testimony and video of Dr. Hite's response. For more on Ridge-Lane see: Who's Who of Ex-Governors Team Up With Ridge-Lane for Non-Transparent Education Social Impact Bond Invasion | Exceptional Delaware

Seat Allocation Announced For Iraq’s New Parliament

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
(Getty Images)Iraq’s Election Commission announced the seat allocation amongst the winning lists. The previous results, which just covered which parties won in each province did not include the early votes case by the Iraqi Security Forces. Moqtada al-Sadr’s alliance with the Communists Sairoon remained in first place with 54 seats. It was followed by the pro-Iran Hashd Fatah with 47 seats, and Prime Minister Haidar Abadi’s Nasr with 42 seats. Vice President Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law moved up. Previously its best finish was 3rd in Baghdad. The extra votes moved it into fourth ... more »

More Changes Coming To The U.S. Marine Corps

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. George McArthur Popular Mechanics:* The Marine Corps Is Changing the Way It Does Business To Win the Battles of 2025* *Changes will keep the USMC on warfare's cutting edge.* The U.S. Marine Corps is changing the size and makeup of the Marine infantry squad, making drone and counter-drone specialists a permanent part of the force structure, and bringing back tank and artillery units that had been deactivated to save money. It's a series of moves meant to keep the force as agile and deadly as ever. Stars and Stripes reports that the changes are the r... more »

Is There A “Cui Bono” Already Accruing From The Gates $1.15 Million Cochrane Group Donation?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich According to an article published May 18, 2018 by James Lyons-Weiler titled “Biased Cochrane Report Ignores Flaws in HPV Vaccine Studies,... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - May 20

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1941 German planes attacked British Habaniya air base in Anbar 1950 1st flight of Near East Air Transport Took Iraqi Jews to Israel Airline was owned by Jewish Agency who worked to get Jews to move to Israel 1950 When Israel created Iraqi govt banned immigration Mar 1950 govt allowed temporary immigration for one year Stripped Jews of Iraqi citizenship and govt confiscated their property 1982 Iraq counterattacked against Iran’s Op Jerusalem in Khorramshahr 1984 Iraq sank Panamanian oil tanker in Persian Gulf in tanker war 1985 Iranian offensive into Iraqi southern marsh... more »

Can China Stop Wars Once They Start?

omastroguest at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
Photo Credit: via IR-IA News *Editor’s Note: Tension between the United States and China is rising, and several problems in the region could even lead to war—a frightening risk that deserves serious attention. Oriana Mastro, my colleague at Georgetown, looks at an even harder question: If China is involved in a war, how might it end? She explores China's war termination behavior and concludes that Beijing evinces a number of characteristics that will make it harder to end wars once they start.* *** You don’t have to look hard to see that tension between the United States and Chi... more »

Faculty Alleges Kansas College Head Forged Hostile Workplace

cmaadmin at Diverse - 14 hours ago
WICHITA, Kan. — Garden City Community College trustees are searching for an independent investigator to look into faculty allegations that the college’s president has created a hostile workplace and has jeopardized the college’s accreditation, the board’s attorney said Friday. The move stems from a 28-page report dated May 8 from the faculty senate accusing college […]

Jimmy Carter Gently Jabs Trump at Liberty Commencement

cmaadmin at Diverse - 14 hours ago
LYNCHBURG, Va.— Former President Jimmy Carter started his commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia with a gentle jab at President Donald Trump. Carter’s speech Saturday came a year after Trump spoke to Liberty graduates. Carter began by noting the crowd was even bigger than 2017. Carter said, “I don’t know if President Trump would […]

Report: USC Campus Clinic Gynecologist Accused of Misconduct

cmaadmin at Diverse - 14 hours ago
LOS ANGELES — A newspaper reports that two University of Southern California administrators have been fired after it reported that a former campus gynecologist who examined students for 30 years was the subject of numerous misconduct reports. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the school also received about 200 complaints from former patients and […]

CanAm Bucks the Trend

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
Hidden amid reports of recent warmest months and years based on global averages, there is a significant departure in North America. Those of us living in Canada and USA have noticed a distinct cooling, and our impressions are not wrong. The image above shows how much lower have been April 2018 temperatures. The table below […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Reconciliation and the National Insecurity State - Mark Robinowitz of Oilempire.us - Audio Russian Supersonic Bombers Head To Arctic Borders, 500 Miles From AlaskaIG Horowitz Finds FBI, DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Probe, Refers To Prosecutor For Criminal Charges FBI Spy-Op Exposed, Trump Campaign Infiltrated By Longtime CIA And MI6 Asset All 34 Bishops In Chile Suddenly Resign Over "Absolutely Deplorable" Pedophile Priest Scandal Nearly 51 Million Households In The United States "Can't Afford Basics Like Rent And Food" Hawaii National Guard Whistleblowers Warn Friends... more »

Real Russian collusion the MSM ignores

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 14 hours ago
Putin pals fund radical groups that interfere with US elections, energy, agriculture and economy.

KIPP Bribes Parents in San Diego: "Bring two 5th Graders to the school--get $1000!"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
When shiny brochures and smooth talk don't attract enough parents to submit their children to KIPP's cultural sterilization schools, KIPP uses the old-fashioned method: bribes. With KIPP bringing in over $9,000 per child in state per pupil fundinng for ever child enrolled, KIPP can afford to offer a few hundred dollars to cram their 5th grade classrooms with thirty or so kids with untrained beginning teachers at the bottom of the pay scale. A clip from The Intercept (my bolds): In December 2016, KIPP Adelante, a San Diego charter, sent a newsletter out to enrolled families offeri... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Cariocando na Wood’s (Leblon) – A fun-filled beach party in full Carioca style, Cariocando na Wood’s will even host beach games like altinha and futevôlei. DJ Pele will play […]

These Are The Future Weapons That The U.S. Army Needs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
(Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.) *We Are The Mighty:* *6 exciting future weapons the Army needs next * Within a decade, if not sooner, leap-ahead technologies like lasers, hypersonic weapons, mobile and secure networks, and unmanned/autonomous air and ground vehicles will likely reside in combat formations, said the Army's secretary. Peer threats from China and Russia — nations also developing these technologies — make fielding these systems absolutely necessary, said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, who spoke May 16, 2018, ... more »

State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: nsa] While the federal government continues to give itself more power, one state has passed a law that bans NSA data collection without due process. The post State Sets Massive Precedent, Passes Law To Effectively Ban The NSA appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

How a Blockchain Startup Is Going to Free the Cannabis Industry from Banker Control

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: cannabis] While the federal government continues to attempt to suppress the cannabis industry by cutting it off from traditional banking, one company is turning to blockchain technology. The post How a Blockchain Startup Is Going to Free the Cannabis Industry from Banker Control appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

City Bans Anarchy Symbol – Officials Call It “Hate Speech Similar To Swastika”

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: anarchy] City officials declare that anarchy symbol is a hate crime and orders removal of logo from activist headquarters. The post City Bans Anarchy Symbol – Officials Call It “Hate Speech Similar To Swastika” appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Fmr Cop Indicted for Conspiracy, Acting as Kingpin of a National Steroid Trafficking Cartel

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: trafficking] A former Oklahoma cop has been indicted in a massive conspiracy, manufacturing and trafficking steroids across the entire county. The post Fmr Cop Indicted for Conspiracy, Acting as Kingpin of a National Steroid Trafficking Cartel appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

How China or Russia Could Trick a U.S. Spy Satellite

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, North America* This could be a major advantage. See the pretty Honda Civic in the photograph? It's not really a Honda Civic. It's a Russian tank pretending to be an automobile. See the American spy satellite? A computer analyzes its images, but the computer can be fooled by clever camouflage. This is why the U.S. Navy wants to understand how to prevent computerized surveillance systems from being suckered into thinking that tanks are passenger cars. As surveillance drones and satellites deliver a flood of imagery that overwhelms human analysts, compu... more »

The Pentagon Has a Plan to Use Robots to Patrol Cities

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, North America* Could this work? Mao Zedong famously advised guerrillas "to move among the people as a fish swims in the sea." DARPA thinks it has the answer: use robots to spot the bad guys. After all, one of the most dangerous tasks U.S. soldiers face is foot patrols in a hostile city. Enemies can hide in buildings and lurk in shadows. And just who is an enemy, and who is an innocent civilian, when everyone looks and dresses alike? So, DARPA has unveiled The Urban Reconnaissance through Supervised Autonomy (URSA) project, which envisions a network of... more »

Hormesis Advocates Dodge Scientific Rigor With Special Pleadings; Ties To Tobacco Industry-Koch Brothers Exposed By CHP Emeritus – US EPA Comment Deadline May 30th

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
Comment to EPA here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259 Robert Applebaum is a Certified Health Physicist, CHP, Emeritus. Below is Applebaum’s response to an … Continue reading →

Russia continues to provide military supplies to Syrian Army

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:15 P.M.) – Russian vessels carrying military supplies continue to cross the Mediterranean Sea to the Syrian port city of Tartus as part of Russia’s support to help the Syrian government fight the terror group across the war-worn country. Yesterday, yet another Russian ship, Ropucha class landing ship LSTM Azov 151, crossed the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US-backed forces storm ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria [+Video]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:20 P.M.) – A US-backed Syrian group has managed to break through a key bastion for the Islamic State in eastern Syria. Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stormed Hajin town located along the Euphrates river to the north of Al Bukamal city. The assault was heavily supported by airstrikes conducted by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: Buses enter ISIS-held districts in southern Damascus to start evacuation deal

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – Several buses were filmed last night entering the ISIS-controlled districts in southern Damascus in order to put in place a surrender deal concluded earlier. The Islamic State militants holed up in a small enclave accepted to surrender their last positions and leave to the country’s eastern desert. While the deal […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

British Patriot Jez Turner faces a prison sentence for criticizing Jews

Lasha Darkmoon at The Truthseeker - 15 hours ago
Jez Turner faces jail for daring to question "Jewish power". With additional commentary from Lasha Darkmoon

Special Service’s Agent: Attack On Russia is Being Prepared

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 15 hours ago
Russian intelligence sources report that U.S. covert operations are preparing to launch a terror campaign through Tajikistan and Uzbekistan that will target Moscow and Tehran

ICYMI: Birthday Edition (5/20)

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 15 hours ago
Yes, it's my birthday, and none of my tech is working, so I've borrowed my wife's machine-- but I still have some things for us to read. Remember to share-- also, be kind to each other. The Truth about Yes Prep's 100% College Acceptance Gary Rubinstein comes through again with solid debunking of not-entirely-truthful clains Teaching Whiteness in Music Class Some serious food for thought about how we approach the teaching of music history. Care Is What Matters A look at caring for students, and how assessment does or doesn't fit in the picture. Bill Gates and More of His Damned ... more »

Professor Jordan B. Peterson Week at the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
It's been Professor Jordan B. Peterson Week at the BBC (Radio 4 - *Start the Week*; Radio 3 - *Free Thinking*; Radio 2 - *The Chris Evans Breakfast Show*; and BBC 2 - *The Daily Politics*). The main structural difference between the two I heard - *Start the Week *and *Free Thinking *- was that *Free Thinking *was a one-against-one encounter (Philip Dodd v Jordan Peterson) while *Start the Week *was a four-against-one encounter (Tom Sutcliffe, Louise O’Neill, Hashi Mohamed and Lawrence Wright v Jordan Peterson). *Free Thinking, *being fairer in its set-up, was the more interesting... more »

Study reveals that many oncologists recommend medical marijuana clinically despite not feeling sufficiently knowledgeable to do so

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Researchers identified a discrepancy between oncologists’ self-reported knowledge base and their clinical practices and beliefs regarding medical marijuana. They conclude that critical gaps exist in research, education, and policy regarding medical marijuana. While a wide majority of oncologists do not … Continue reading →

Banana and Radioactivity.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago

Experts Agree That Soda Is One Of The Most Harmful Beverages

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Experts Agree That Soda Is One Of The Most Harmful Beverages https://www.providr.com/stop-drinking/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Aluminium producers promise a cleaner smelting pot

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago

Brexit could wreck green agenda, says UN

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the Guardian: The United Nations has warned the government that Britain’s reputation is at risk over plans that would significantly weaken protections for the environment after Brexit. In a stern intervention, Erik Solheim, executive director of the UN’s environment programme, called on the environment secretary Michael Gove to […]

The U.S. Army Wants to Improve And Increase It's Artillery And Missile System Range

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gabrielle Weaver) *We Are The Mighty:* *How the Army will revolutionize long-range precision fires * In kick-starting its efforts to prepare for future high-end conflicts, in late 2017, the U.S. Army identified six modernization priorities: Long-Range Precision Fires, Next Generation Combat Vehicles, Future Vertical Lift, the Network, Air and Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality. To support this plan, the Army stood up Cross-Functional Teams (CFTs) for each of these areas focused on speeding up the process of developing requirements and ensuring that the... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

The U.S. Marines Have Received Their First CH-53K King Stallion Helicopter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Warzone/The Drive:* *The Marines Have Finally Received Their First Monster CH-53K King Stallion Helicopter* Now the service is looking for ways to trim back the massively expensive helicopter's costs as it works to get its first unit operational in 2019. The U.S. Marine Corps has taken delivery of its first CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter. After years of setbacks and delays, and amid new concerns about schedule slips, the service is still hoping to eventually buy as many as 200 of the choppers to replace its fleet of aging and increasingly unreliable CH-53E Super S... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Right-wing students are being subjected to vile abuse on campuses with one undergraduate finding 'Tory b***h' written on her bedroom door* Students are being subjected to vile abuse on campuses for holding Right-leaning views, the universities minister has warned. One undergraduate found ‘Tory bitch’ written on her bedroom door after airing her political views in a lecture, Sam Gyimah said. In another example, a student had his car egged for expressing his political opinions. Mr Gyimah, who has been touring universities to talk with students, said: ‘I think that is an unacce... more »

After National Police Week, Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent of Federal Control

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: after-national-police-week-support-your-local-police-and-keep-them-independent-of-federal-control] In American, our police historically have been independent of federal control and responsible to the communities they protect and serve. But if they are nationalized, they will be accountable to the federal government and their mission will be to enforce federal dictates.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Actor Storms Out of Chevron Play Over Politics* Dear Friends, I'm just going to the airport to catch the plane for the opening weekend of "The $18-Billion Prize" but I wanted to let you now about the very depressing reports circulating about the production. According to some reports the lead actor has walked out because he doesn't like the politics of the play. You can read the full report HERE. I don't want to comment on the report but I want you to know that the show is going on as planned and we will have preview tonight and opening night tomorrow night. We have replaced the... more »

"Don't Hate the Debate"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The following video from BBC Teach, which the BBC says is "suitable for teaching 14-16s", discusses the hot topic of immigration... ...provoked a strong attack from Nigel Farage in the *Daily Telegraph* under the headline *The BBC is poisoning our children's minds with pro-immigration claptrap*. Nigel has a point. The BBC Teach video begins: Think immigration’s a recent thing? Think again. Because, you see, you’ve got the Celts, the Romans, the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings, the Normans, the Flemish, the Irish, black Britons and Jewish people. Yup, we were multicultural long b... more »

Conestoga tour to Mansfield May 17—Reformatory

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 16 hours ago
Conestoga is “friends” group that supports the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society) and we take tours and raise funds to support research and preservation on our history. On a beautiful sunny May 17 after a very cold Spring we met at the center at I-71 & 17th Avenue, boarded a bus, worked our way through a traffic back up and arrived at the Mansfield Ohio State Reformatory about 10:30. Our guide/docent who has a degree in history and anthropology carefully explained the history of the building, the wardens, the architect, and some escapes and threw in a l... more »

Time For A Basic Income

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
It's time to implement Guaranteed Basic Income Programs. However, Gwynne Dyer writes, there is surprising resistance to the idea. Conservatives argue that giving people free money is fraught with moral hazard. But the projections suggest that, in the future, large numbers of people will be unemployed: The famous 2013 study by Carl Frey and Michael Osborne identified 47 per cent of U.S. jobs as liable to be automated in the next 20 years; a 2016 working paper from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development suggested that 33 per cent of Canadian jobs are highly sus... more »

Nearly 1000 Scientists Tell Trump-Pruitt EPA: Don’t Restrict EPA’s Ability To Rely On Science – Comment By May 30th

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
Comment to EPA here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259 “EPA, The attached letter is signed by nearly 1000 scientists who raise important concerns regarding … Continue reading →

What Will Iran Do Now?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*by Reese Erlich* President Donald Trump announced that the US is pulling out of the Iran nuclear accord--and Iranians are really pissed. Thousands of Iranians demonstrated in Tehran chanting “Death to America.” Thousands more attended Friday prayers in Tehran to hear hardline leaders denounce Trump’s actions. Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, an influential Friday prayer leader in Tehran, warned against making deals with the west “since they cannot be trusted.” While Iran’s hardliners spearheaded those protests,Iranians of all political views united against Trump. Interviewed at the Tehr... more »

Reinhold’s Letters on The Kantian Philosophy

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
Karl Leonhard ReinholdKarl Leonhard Reinhold’s letters on Kantian philosophy were published in the journal *Teutscher Merkur* from August 1786 to September 1787. A much larger version of the letters were compiled together and published in a book *Letters on The Kantian Philosophy* in 1790. An updated version of the *Letters* containing several new topics was published in 1792. With his *Letters*, Reinhold became Kant's first major interpreter. An interpretation was critical because when the *Critique of Pure Reason* appeared in 1781, several scholars, including Mendelssohn and Goet... more »

Play for the Day: 'A Difference of Opinion'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
*Act One* *Enter Media Guido and Rob Burley of the BBC, through different doors.* *Media Guido*: The probability of six guests selected at random all being remain supporters is 0.03125 - amazingly *Peston* has managed it. *Rob Burley*: It’s not June 2016. Ex- Remainers are members of a Brexit delivering government and a Brexit supporting Labour Party. This measure is silly. *Media Guido*: Brexit is still the main subject of discussion in politics, this is a political discussion show with six guests, none of whom campaigned for Brexit. You think drawing attention to that is silly. No... more »

We need proper constables – not these swaggering gunmen

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 17 hours ago
Peter Hitchens laments the transformation of Britain's police force into what is now effectively an armed state militia

In praise of Emma Barnett

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Emma Barnett Here I was this morning tuning into *The Andrew Marr Show *after a post-wedding evening do last night (no, not *that *wedding) and hoping for a bit of restful political interviewing only to find Emma Barnett going after her guests like a magpie after a fledgling. Her style of interviewing is bracing to say the least. Piles of feathers lay strewn over the studio floor by the end of the programme. Shifting animal comparisons, she also has a fascinating cobra-like way of staring fixedly at her victims before, during and after she asks her questions. I found her both very ... more »

Frankie Boyle says the BBC edited out his criticisms of Israel

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Frankie Boyle was on the receiving end of plenty of Corbynista fury for devoting half of his latest programme to discussing antisemitism in the Labour Party. He's a sell-out apparently, and George Galloway even swore at him on Twitter. The other half of the programme was given over to the Royal Wedding, and Frankie wasn't exactly polite about the Royal Family. He later quipped about the reaction (on Twitter): New World Order on player. We talk about The Labour Party and The Royal Wedding. Had a lot of complaints about not showing sufficient respect to our natural leaders, but t... more »

Questions of language and balance

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Talking of complaints from both sides... This week's edition of *Newswatch *(only on the BBC News Channel last night due to today's Royal Wedding coverage) featured complaints about the BBC's coverage of the violence on the Gaza-Israel border. Samira Ahmed said that "hundreds" had complained that the BBC's reporting had been *pro*-Israel, and the programme then featured two examples of such complaints. Both focused on BBC headlines. The first said the BBC headline calling it a "clash" was a disgrace and that it was a "massacre" of "unarmed protestors, some of whom were children".... more »

Israeli warplanes stalk Syrian-Lebanese border amid growing tension in southern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Israeli warplanes once again stalked the Syrian-Lebanese border this weekend amid increased reports of a Syrian military offensive in southern Syria. Reports from Damascus on Saturday night indicated that the Israeli warplanes flew through the southern Lebanese province of Nabatiyeh to the nearby Beqa’a region, where they flew along the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Reconciliation Centre releases official statement regarding current situation in Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The Russian Reconciliation Centre that is working on the peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to people in the Syrian Arab Republic released a statement on Saturday The Russian-Iranian-Turkish Joint Coordination Centre reportedly registered some ceasefire violations by armed factions in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Mysterious attacks continue against rebel forces in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Another mysterious attack was carried out against a group of rebels that were based in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate this morning. According to pro-opposition claims, two members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were badly wounded after unknown assailants threw grenades at their positions inside the town […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS leader captured in southern Yemen

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
A leader of Islamic State (IS, a terror organization, outlawed in Russia – TASS) has been captured in Yemen, the Yemeni interior ministry reported on Saturday. Rapid response forces conducted the operation in the Lahij Governorate, Al Arabiya TV channel cited the ministry. An IS leader was arrested in Yafa’a District together with several people […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hezbollah releases never before seen footage of the strategic battle for Al-Qusayr in 2013

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – Hezbollah’s official media wing released footage on Saturday of their forces leading the 2013 battle for the strategic border-city of Al-Qusayr in southern Damascus. The never before seen battle footage showed Hezbollah’s troops advancing in the Al-Qusayr region against the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Farouq Brigade in May of 2013. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Democracy Continues Its Disturbing Decline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Democracy continues its disturbing retreat https://t.co/tn5Eqor1L1 — The Economist (@TheEconomist) May 18, 2018 *WNU editor:* This trend has unfortunately been happening for a very long time.

Sunday morning music

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
You can blame a grackle for this morning's selection. You see, I was working in the garden yesterday afternoon when one flew overhead and dropped a "souvenir" on me. While I was cleaning up, I thought of the number of times I've been dive-bombed in similar fashion. By far the worst offenders, in my experience at least, have been seagulls: so, I thought, why not make this morning's music about them? (Besides, I can't find that many songs about grackles!) Perhaps it's inevitable that we should begin with an excerpt from Neil Diamond's music for the movie "Jonathan Livingston Sea... more »

NYT Columnist Blames Someone Else

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 17 hours ago
Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

OFGEM Tell Energy Companies To “Ramp Up Smart Meter Installation”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the Mail: Big energy suppliers are acting like naughty children whose parents have failed to set clear boundaries. Money Mail’s Stop The Smart Meter Bullying campaign has repeatedly warned that customers are being brow-beaten into fitting new smart meters in their homes. The devices show your usage by the […]

Study Time

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson In our ever-growing world where the science can never be settled, we need passionate and dedicated scientists. Scientists are known to spend a great deal of time studying and learning from the natural world around us. Their...

This Is How The U.S. Could Be Drawn Into Intervening And Stabilizing Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Opposition supporters clash with riot police during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Veron *Michael Carvelli, RCD/The Bridge:* *How a Venezuelan Collapse Could Draw in the United States* It appears Venezuela is heading towards a political and economic collapse. President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party lost its majority in the National Assembly during the 2015 parliamentary election. In March of this year, Venezuela’s Supreme Court announced that it was taking over the powers of the opposition-controlled Nationa... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has assumed this recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years distant, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex. * Click image for larger size.* About five light-years "tall", the dark cloud is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the glowing red emission nebula IC 434. Stars are forming within the dark cloud. Contrasting blue reflection nebula NGC 2023, surrounding a hot, young star, is at the lo... more »

China lands nuclear strike-capable bombers on South China Sea islands

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
China begins what it describes as preparation for “the west Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea”.

Ryan Dawson Animated talk about Zionist Neocons

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Hard hitting video from Ryan Dawson on who really controls U.S. Middle East policy

Thought for Today

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Most people know of ten commandments given by Moses but had he lived today he would probably have added another three. Thomas Paine explains

The Emma Gonzalezbian Zombies of Armageddon America and the Resonating Hummingbird of Love.

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
This post features lots of music from Les Visible and others

New Poll Shows Populist Sweden Democrats Tied for First Ahead of Election

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Surge in support for anti-mass migration party the Sweden Democrats

21 Goals of the Illuminati and The Committee of 300

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Written by Dr John Coleman over 25 years-ago these points are still highly relevant to how a global government is being established

Chet Raymo, “In The Sweet By And By”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“In The Sweet By And By”* by Chet Raymo “In the Bahamas there's a saying: 'Everbody wanna go to hebben, but nobody wanna die.' I suppose you could find the same expression anywhere in the world. It's one of those universal axioms, a cognitive dissonance the human species has learned to live with. We want to live forever, but there's always that nagging fear that death is final. When someone comes along promising eternal life, we are quick to jump on board, to buy into the program, to make our Pascal's Wager with a generous tithe. The Keys of the Kingdom have always been the ultima... more »

State-of-the-art computer models fail to reproduce recent ocean cooling

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 19 hours ago
Jing-Jia Luo, Gang Wang, Dietmar Dommenget. Many common model biases reduce CMIP5’s ability to simulate the recent Pacific La Niña-like cooling? Climate Dynamics, February 2018, Volume 50, Issue 3–4, pp 1335–1351 Over the recent three decades sea surface temperate (SST) in the … Continue reading →

Venezuelan Soldiers Are Dissenting And Deserting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Soldiers stand in formation before the start of a ceremony to kick off the distribution of security forcers and voting materials to be used in the upcoming presidential elections, at Fort Tiuna military base in Caracas, Venezuela May 15, 2018. Pictures taken on May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso *Reuters: **Exclusive: In run-up to Venezuelan vote, more soldiers dissent and desert* CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Arrests for rebellion and desertion are rising sharply in Venezuela’s armed forces, a mainstay of President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist government, amid discont... more »

A 28-year-old Camacho chosen the mayor of Sheffield

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Czech readers were rather amazed by the city hall of Sheffield, an English metropolitan area with more than 1.5 million people. Extravagance a vulgarity. Novým starostou Sheffieldu je 28letý imigrant ze Somálska. - https://t.co/WFsuY1GZvj https://t.co/ZSM30AnZua via @echo24 — Echo24.cz (@echo24cz) May 20, 2018 *Echo24.cz, a news server, says: "Extravagance and obscenities. The new mayor of Sheffield is a 28-year-old immigrant from Somalia."* The representatives' choice was... Magid Magid (his YouTube channel says Magic Magic, however), a 28-year-old Somalian Muslim. The successf... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 19 hours ago
The pageboys at Rachel Meghan Markle's wedding were Brian and John Mulroney, whose mother was born Jessica Brownstein. *The Mulroney twins.* "Markle will be the first black, Jewish, divorcee, American 'princess' in English history." Meghan Markle - Prince Harrys Jewish 'princess' "Meghan Markle is handled by her stylist Jessica Brownstein, a Jewish woman..." "The Meghan-Harry matchmaker is Misha Nonoo, again a Jewish fashion designer and friend of Pippa." *Facts of Henry VIII 's wives* *May 19* is the date that redheaded King Henry VIII had his wife Anne Boleyn executed. Har... more »

"Illegal Aliens..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian." - Robert Orben

The Slow-Motion Coup (Sunday Sermonette)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
The complicit and engaged corrupt, elite media, the Obama Administration and its catspaws in the media and the FBI have engaged in an effort to topple a duly elected President of the United States. The evidence is there for all to see and the current efforts of both the *New York Times* and the *Washington Post* to soften the blow that will fall from disclosures that the FBI infiltrated the Trump Campaign for the benefit of the Clinton Campaign (first) and to provide an "insurance policy" (their words, not mine) in the event that Donald Trump was elected president, are black marks up... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Burbank, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "What If?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"What If?"* "What if you slept? And what if, In your sleep You dreamed? And what if, In your dream, You went to heaven And there plucked A strange and Beautiful flower? And what if, When you awoke, You had the flower In your hand? ... Ah, what then?" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Self-respect, Opinions..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross “We only feel dehumanized when we get trapped in the derogatory images of other people or thoughts of wrongness about ourselves.” - Marshall Rosenberg “My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.” - Oscar Wilde “If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago.” - Carla Gordon

Eternal Security

Fr. Lawrence FARLEY at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
The trembling soul should not be given the false medicine of Eternal Security, but the true medicine of the Eucharist. Salvation is not just a single experience; it is also an ongoing journey. On that journey one continually returns to God for renewal, forgiveness, and cleansing. The post Eternal Security appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

US mainstream media confirms: Russia has advanced, hypersonic weapons (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The Duran - News in Review - Episode 7. More The post US mainstream media confirms: Russia has advanced, hypersonic weapons (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

"Nearly 51 Million Households In The United States ‘Can’t Afford Basics Like Rent And Food’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Nearly 51 Million Households In The United States * *‘Can’t Afford Basics Like Rent And Food’"* by Michael Snyder "If the U.S. economy is performing well, then why can’t 51 million households in the United States “afford basics like rent and food”. A stunning new report that was just put out by the United Way ALICE Project shows that the gap between the wealthy and the poor in this country is perhaps the biggest that it has been in any of our lifetimes. In some of the wealthiest areas of the nation, homes are now selling for up to 100 million dollars, but meanwhile tens of million... more »

Woods Hole Climatologist Gives False Evidence To Congress

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Science Magazine had fun taking the mickey out of this GOP Rep, but failed to uncover some seriously erroneous statements by a supposed “climate scientist” at the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee earlier this week. This is their account (my bold): The Earth is not warming. […]

Iran Prepares For Economic War Against The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi//File Photo *The Economist*: *Iran braces for economic war with America* Will the coming crunch destabilise the regime? TEHRAN’S grand bazaar, a weathervane of politics, is on strike again. Shutdowns there foreshadowed Iran’s 1979 revolution. In 2012 they pushed the government into talks that eventually resulted in a deal, signed in 2015, that restricted Iran’s nuclear efforts in exchange for sanctions relief. And D... more »

8 years of "Hope and change" vs 1 year of Trump

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
I see many people still glamorize the 8 years of "hope and change" in the US when it did not have a single year of GDP growth of 3%. Many policies were simply anti-business. From 2009-2016 of "hope and change," these countries achieved growth of 3% or higher: Canada and Germany 2x, UK and Japan once, USA zero. China, it kept humming at 6-10% growth. Last year, the US was estimated to grow at 2.2%. Joblessness, four years before "hope and change", the US has a low unemployment rate of 5% average. Things drastically change in the first term of "hope and change", US unemployment rates... more »

Energy 108, On mandatory solar roof in California

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
I saw this news from LA Times two weeks ago, discussed by WUWT. *California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses* By ANDREW KHOURI MAY 08, 2018 | 4:55 PM http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-solar-panels-homes-20180508-story.html *California to force new home owners to buy solar panels* Anthony Watts / 9, 2018 https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/05/09/california-to-force-new-home-owners-to-buy-solar-panels/ What political socialism cannot achieve in America in terms of more command and control, ecological socialism can. Bonker, a proposal that ALL new houses in Califo... more »

An Insane Paper Tests The Limits of Science by Claiming Octopuses Came From Space

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
An Insane Paper Tests The Limits of Science by Claiming Octopuses Came From Space https://www.sciencealert.com/hoyle-wickramasinghe-thesis-cometary-biology-octopus-alien-retroviruses Advertisements

First measurement of subatomic particle’s mechanical property reveals distribution of pressure inside proton

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
First measurement of subatomic particle’s mechanical property reveals distribution of pressure inside proton https://m.phys.org/news/2018-05-subatomic-particle-mechanical-property-reveals.html

Text by Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, was found in a remote Egyptian monastery

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
Text by Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, was found in a remote Egyptian monastery https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/12/14/text-by-hippocrates-found/

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think | Thrive Global https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/13566-if-you-re-too-busy-for-these-5-things-your-life-is-more-off-course-than-you-think?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=keywee-ind&kwp_0=795192&kwp_4=2747212&kwp_1=1164862

Government Confirms And Reports That Marijuana Prevents Or Cures Certain Cancers

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
Government Confirms And Reports That Marijuana Prevents Or Cures Certain Cancers http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/06/in-case-you-missed-it-government-confirms-and-reports-that-marijuana-prevents-or-cures-certain-cancers.html?m=1

8 Foods That Can Help Clean Your Arteries Naturally And Help Prevent You From Heart Issues

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
8 Foods That Can Help Clean Your Arteries Naturally And Help Prevent You From Heart Issues https://www.providr.com/food-clean-arteries/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

A mix of Viagra and the flu vaccine could treat cancer.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
A mix of Viagra and the flu vaccine could treat cancer | Daily Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5746609/A-mix-Viagra-flu-vaccine-treat-cancer.html?ito=social-facebook

Russian President Putin Likes To Promote His Bodyguards

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
These two ex-Vladimir personal guards are now in Russian government. The guy in the middle is a new minister of emergency situations (sort of Russian FEMA) and guy on the left is a governor of Tula. Nice carreer opportunities pic.twitter.com/2PSic05mgf — English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) May 18, 2018 *Reuters*: *Putin promotes ex-bodyguard to new cabinet* SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin handed ministerial jobs to a former bodyguard and the son of an ex-intelligence chief on Friday, promoting trusted lieutenants with security ties at the start of what, un... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* May 18, 2018: Yet another big, successful day for the National Republican Blood Drive. How many gallons are enough for Smiling Paul Ryan (pictured here), Mitch The Treason Turtle, and Señor Trumpanzee?

Top Dem Pollster: ‘Very Real Risk’ Millennials Won’t Turn Out for Left in ’18 per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Here's some American polling that the BBC won't be reporting upon. Breitbart have this piece http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/19/top-dem-pollster-very-real-risk-millennials-wont-turn-out-for-left-in-18/ and here's an extract: 'Stanley Greenberg, one of the top Democratic pollsters, warned that there is a "very real risk" that young voters will not turn out for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. Greenberg's remarks to the Atlantic's Ron Brownstein this week underscores how the left is getting more worried that the so-called "blue wave" they once took for granted... more »

Houthi forces seize Saudi military post near Yemeni border (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Houthi forces launched a big attack on a Saudi military post near the Yemeni border on Friday, Al Masirah TV reported on Saturday morning. According to the report, the Houthi fores stormed the Saudi military post known as the ‘MBC’ in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Jizan. This Houthi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military in full control of Damascus for first time in years

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – For the first time since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, the city of Damascus is fully under the control of the Syrian military. The long-time stronghold for the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), southern Damascus was the only part of the capital that was still outside of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish intelligence investigates reports on prepared attack on Erdogan

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Intelligence services of Turkey and Balkan states are jointly working to investigate reports about prepared attack on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the TRT broadcaster reported citing a source in the intelligence services. The information on the possible attack emerged on the threshold of Erdogan’s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina scheduled for Sunday. The data […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Watch This Low-Flying Saudi C-130 Buzz Right Over A Soldier On The Ground In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Warzone/The Drive*: *Crazy Low-Flying Saudi C-130 Buzzes Right Over A Soldier On The Ground In Yemen* When they're not hot-dogging, the planes are hauling troops, weapons, and even aid as part of Riyadh's campaign against Iranian-backed rebels. For years now, the Royal Saudi Air Force has been heavily engaged in operations in neighboring Yemen as part of a controversial coalition effort to defeat Iranian-supported Houthi rebels and their partners. Though Riyadh's combat jets, such as its F-15S Eagles, Eurofighter Typhoons, and Panavia Tornados, have captured most of the media att... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#UPDATE ‘The two sides reached a consensus, will not fight a trade war, and will stop increasing tariffs on each other,’ China's Vice Premier Liu He said, according to state-run news agency Xinhua pic.twitter.com/gK9rvIc6yv — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 20, 2018 VIDEO: From Meghan's veil to the loving first kiss as husband and wife, a recap of the #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/ruhBm0yjfX — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 19, 2018 UK bid to strengthen Argentine ties https://t.co/3hC2ziQo0z — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 19, 2018 Venezuela accuses U.S. of sabotaging election with new... more »

This Blue Angels Cockpit Video Is Amazing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*We Are The Mighty:* *This Blue Angels cockpit video is terrifying and amazing * This cockpit video footage of Blue Angel 4 in the "slot" position shows F/A-18 Hornets flying INCHES from each other — even as they do advanced aerial acrobatics. Oh, and it's a 360 degree video, so you can get the full picture of what these maneuvers are like (minus the 8's pulled during the demonstration). The U.S. Navy Blue Angels showcase the pride and badassery of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Each year, they perform more than 50 flight demonstrations at more than 25 air show sites. ... more »

Gene Drift In America – Whites & Blacks Blending

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
The American population is a lot more "mixed race" than most folks seem to think. Continue reading →

Want More & Better Brain Cells? Aerobics.

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
Aerobic exercise promotes growth factors that cause more brain cells and more active brain cells. Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding. Ben Birchall/Pool via Reuters, May 19, 2018 *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from the following photo-gallery .... *The royal wedding* (Reuters).

The Globalization Paradox

Fred Phillips at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 1 day ago
Though it would seem that only global cooperation can solve global environmental problems, globalization in its current form works against sustainability. WTO-style capital liberalization causes investment to shift quickly to the site of highest returns, irrespective of national borders. To a far greater extent than in the past, fear of disinvestment causes CEOs to strive for maximum short-term profits. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that corporate short-termism is incompatible with long-term sustainability. read more

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ

This Map Illustrates China's Anti-Access/Area Denial Capabilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Awesome map illustrating #China's anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities in the waters of East Asia. Via @TheEconomist. pic.twitter.com/Etzt7HCDZS — Lukas Trakimavicius (@LukasTraki) May 19, 2018 *WNU Editor: *The Chinese are covering a lot of territory.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The Washington Post estimated the number of firearms nationwide at *357 million*. That's already a staggering figure, but it becomes even more so when compared with the country's population, which at that time was 317 million.” - https://www.bustle.com/ A truly civilized society would have no need of guns. Alas, we are not civilized, merely pretending to be. Oddly, though, considering the true nature of the government, and whom it really serves- not "We the People" at all, ever- the only thing really saving the 99% of us not in "The Big Club" is the sheer number of guns we possess... more »

The DCCC Is Still Undermining Laura Moser, The Likely Democratic Party Nominee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Tuesday is primary run-off day in Texas. The DCCC is counting on an anti-union middle-of-the-road nothing candidate to win the primary and go on to face dull Republican incumbent John Culberson in a suburban Houston district (TX-07) where Hillary unexpectedly beat Señor Trumpanzee 48.5% to 47.1%. Going into that election the PVI was R+13 and Obama had only managed 39% against Romney. Al Gore had only gotten 31%. Now the PVI is a more manageable R+7. But the corrupt rotgut conservatives who infest the DCCC have lit their hair on fire and run around for months screaming that the pro... more »

"God Grant Me The Courage..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless.” -Adm. Chester W. Nimitz

"Ever Have One Of Those Days?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

“The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off”* by Caitlin Johnstone "Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA Director, fulfilling her predecessor Mike Pompeo’s pledge to turn the CIA into “a much more vicious agency”. “Bloody Gina” has reportedly been directly involved in both torturing people and destroying evidence of torture in her long and depraved career, which some say hurts the CIA’s reputation. Others say it just makes it more honest. The lying, torturing, propagandizing, drug trafficking, coup-staging, warmongering Central Intelligence Agency ... more »

Mexico Presidential Frontrunner Vows To Respond To President Trump's Tweets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the front runner in Mexico's July 1 presidential election (AFP Photo/ALFREDO ESTRELLA) *AFP: **Mexico presidential frontrunner vows to hit back at Trump tweets* Mexico City (AFP) - The fiery leftist leading the race for Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, vowed Friday to hit back at US President Donald Trump if he insults Mexico on Twitter. "If he makes an offensive tweet, I'm going to take responsibility for answering him," said Lopez Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor who has a double-digit lead in most opinion polls ... more »

"Maddest Of All..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams - this may be madness. To seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness - and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!" - Miguel de Cervantes in "Man of La Mancha" ○ ○ “A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.” - Paul Valéry, “Mauvaises Pensées et Autres”, 1942

X22 Report, “The Rule Of Law Does Not Apply To Those Who Hide Behind The Curtain: The Octopus of Global Control”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Rule Of Law Does Not Apply To Those Who Hide Behind The Curtain: The Octopus of Global Control” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-RIfGOF8U&t=5s

Breaking: ISIS terrorists to begin leaving southern Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – An agreement was put in place in southern Damascus, tonight, after the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) agreed to surrender their last positions in the Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad. According to a military source in Damascus, dozens of buses started entering the Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad to transport the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadists attempt to provoke Syrian military to attack Israeli forces in occupied the Golan Heights

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels heavily shelled the government stronghold of Al-Ba’ath City near the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday. While the attack only resulted in limited damage, the jihadist rebels were attempting to provoke the Syrian military to respond and hit Israeli positions within the occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia tests its new rocket ship

Russia’s main ship from project 22800, “the Hurricane”, has started its tests on Lake Ladoga, according to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense. During the tests, it is planned to carry out a comprehensive check of a number of ship life support systems. After the completion of all tests, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US says ready to defend as Russia deploys in Mediterranean

The United States Navy does not seek conflict with Russia amid its deployment of naval forces in the Mediterranean, but it is prepared to defend its interests in the region, US Naval Forces in Europe and Africa Commander Admiral James Foggo III told Sputnik on Thursday. “Our maritime forces are ready and prepared to defend. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Large Syrian cargo plane leaves Iran for Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – A large Syrian cargo plane left the Iranian capital for Damascus, the Bosphorous Observer’s Yoruk Isik reported this evening. The Ilyushin IL-76T is a strategic airlifter that has made several trips from Tehran to Syria this year. While the Ilyushin IL-76T is owned by the Syrian Arab Airlines, the plane […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

A Closer Look At North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un's Security Detail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Task & Purpose*: *What Kim Jong Un’s Crazy Elite Bodyguards Teach Us About Threat Deterrence * The recent diplomatic talks between North and South Korea, in advance of an historic Singapore summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, gave us a unique opportunity to observe Kim’s security detail. According to this article on Yahoo, the North Korean leader “was escorted by a phalanx of bodyguards carefully chosen for their fitness, marksmanship, martial arts skills and even looks.” *Read more *.... *WNU Editor:* During the DMZ talks I noticed that the North Korean security de... more »

Why Israel Will Not Continue along the Same Path for Another 70 Years

Hans Stehling, Global Research - The logic is inescapable. In 1917 when the British government of David Lloyd George issued the Balfour Declaration, his then cabinet consisted predominately of either Nonconformist or Evangelical Christian churchgoers whose beliefs were governed by the texts of the Bible. They believed in the Second Coming of Christ made possible by... (read more)

Dyson vs. Peterson in a debate

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 1 day ago
The comments on the debate between Michael Dyson and Jordan Peterson are better than the debate. Dyson lost clearly because he said nothing and the audience noticed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XdQZkCdd2M “The left dominates academia, the media, the tech industry, politics and Hollywood and yet they think they are the have nots while at the same time everything they cry about regardless of how delusional it might be gets transcribed into law. At the same time the ones they cry about are getting jailed for voicing their opinions on Facebook.” “Dyson, spewing word salads.” “... more »

“Google’s Mendacity: The ‘Selfish Ledger’ Decyphered”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Selfish Ledger”* *“Google’s Mendacity: The ‘Selfish Ledger’ Decyphered”* by Paul Rosenberg "Few things repulse me more than someone born with a genius brain who then uses it to befuddle others and turn them into tools. A leaked video from Google showed up on my screen this morning. At first I was thrilled that we’d have evidence from the inside, showing what’s really happening at the home of “Don’t Be Evil.” But as I watched the video, my emotions changed dramatically. This video, which was made for Google employees[1], was designed to confuse them into supporting their emplo... more »

Cancer-Linked Monsanto Chemical Found in Five Major Orange Juice Brands

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 1 day ago
As far as healthy drinks go, few are more popular in the United States than a glass of orange juice with breakfast. The average American consumes about 2.7 gallons of “OJ” per year, and about 2/3 of limited-service restaurants offer it as a beverage choice. When properly made (especially fresh-squeezed and organic), orange juice can be extraordinarily healthy for a wide variety of reasons. It’s rich in vitamin C, fiber, and contains antioxidants that help protect and nourish the skin among many other benefits. But if you drink orange juice in the United States, you may be getting fa... more »

North Korea Issues New Demands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean soldiers chat as they walk on the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jacky Chen *Yonhap News Agency:* *N. Korea demands return of defectors from S. Korea* SEOUL, May 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Saturday called for the release of North Korean defectors that it claims have been lured and kidnapped by South Korea, offering a possible reason for its recent suspension of dialogue with Seoul. In a report by the country's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Red Cross Soci... more »

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2018 : The amazing tales challenge Episode 4

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
It has not been a week in Ramadan and people are complaining that almost all the TV soap operas “Ramadan is their main reason in the Arab world” are boring. One thing for sure, our Ramadan Arabian nights radio is not boring. And Scheherazade will continue her tale “The Amazing tales challenge” tonight where she stopped last night. Tonight we will know what the vizier will do at the King’s palace and whether his daughter Sukar and her beloved Anbar will save the day or not. You can hear tonight’s episode, which was episode no. 265 in the record of Egyptian State Radio Show’s One Thousa... more »

The Army Is Inspecting Its Entire Apache Helicopter Fleet for a Critical Defect

Task and Purpose, Jared Keller at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, Jared Keller* *Security, North America* We have the latest. The Army has ordered aviation techs to widen their search for a broken part that can send Apache helicopter rotors catastrophically ripping loose mid-flight, according to documents obtained by Task & Purpose, a terrifying defect that has resulted in recent deadly Apache mishaps. In April, Defense News reported the Pentagon ceased accepting deliveries of the AH-64E ‘Echo’ Apache months earlier due to a “critical” safety issue over the copter’s strap pack nut, the component that keeps the rotor blades ... more »