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Saturday, February 17, 2018

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GHCN Are Even Inflating Current Temperatures In New York

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood There is a footnote to yesterday’s story about the huge adjustments made by NOAA to the temperature record in NY State. Recall the Jan 2018 temperatures for the three stations we looked at, as derived from the actual station data: Auburn – 20.5F Geneva – 21.0F Ithaca – 19.6F […]

What Will An 'Artificial Intelligence' War Look Like? (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Euronews: **AI in conflict: Cyber war and robot soldiers* Artificial intelligence in conflict--from robot soldiers to cyber warfare, what will it look like? It's a question that was under discussion as this year's Munich Security Conference kicked off on Friday. Artificial intelligence in conflict--from robot soldiers to cyber warfare, what will it look like? *The use of robots and artificial intelligence within the military might make the whole world more unstable.Anders Fogh Rasmussen Former NATO Secretary General* It's a question that was under discussion as this year's Mu... more »

Are We On The Verge Of A Covert Cyberwar?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo arrives at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) *Lee Ferran, RCL:* *CIA Chief Hints at Covert Retaliation for Cyberattacks* *Senator invokes "Dr. Strangelove" in criticism of secret responses to hacks.* In all fairness, Sen. Angus King warned them out front he was steaming mad. “The first statement I want to make is more in sorrow than in anger. I’ll get to the anger part in a minute,” the independent senator from Maine said. King was address... more »

Trump Overreaches to Claim Indictment Proves ‘No Collusion’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Robert Mueller has laid bare the details of one Russian scheme, designed in part to benefit Trump's election run.

Anger Bubbles Over at Funerals for Florida Shooting Victims

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
At least seventeen people were killed during a rampage from a former student.

Thirteen People Killed in Mexico Helicopter Crash

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The military helicopter was carrying officials assessing damage from a strong earthquake when it crash-landed into a group of people on the ground.

From Prozac to Parkland: Are Psychiatric Drugs Causing Mass Shootings?

Selwyn Duke at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: from-prozac-to-parkland-are-psychiatric-drugs-causing-mass-shootings] Whille mass killers generally have guns in their hands, another commonality is that they often have psychiatric drugs in their blood. The difference, though, is that it isn't guns that have the side effect of "homicidal ideation."

Sarah Palin's ghostwritten website mocks Democrats' emotional response to the Florida shooting because they also support a woman's right to choose.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Good grief. https://t.co/yF6W6b6L8q — Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 17, 2018 Now I would never suggest that you actually visit Palin's ghostwritten blog, so here is the essential argument: *Watching liberal responses to the devastating shooting in Florida on Wednesday is like driving by a car accident on the side of the highway. You don’t want to look. You know you shouldn’t look. But, you look anyway. * *We knew that liberals were going to say something dumb about guns before the smoke even cleared and before we had any idea where the guns came from.* The article then fo... more »

WaPo Just Admitted ‘Russian Propaganda’ Was Actually US Mainstream Media, and Was ‘Factual’

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: russian] The Washington Post went from claiming that Russian bots were using alternative media outlets to spread "fake news" to admitting that they were actually sharing mainstream media stories that favored Trump. The post WaPo Just Admitted ‘Russian Propaganda’ Was Actually US Mainstream Media, and Was ‘Factual’ appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

WATCH: FOX News Cuts Off Reporter When She Links Psychotropic Drugs to Florida Shooter

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: drugs] Illustrating his network's subservience to big pharma, FOX News' Sean Hannity blatantly cut off a reporter when she mentioned the fact that most mass shootings are linked to psychotropic drugs. The post WATCH: FOX News Cuts Off Reporter When She Links Psychotropic Drugs to Florida Shooter appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Is A Republican-Lite, Pro-NRA Approach Sometimes Needed For A Democrat?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Friday morning's post, How Many Pro-NRA Candidates Is The DCCC Trying To Sneak Into Congress This Cycle? Way Too Many, dealt with the Blue Dogs and New Dems from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party who: *•* back an NRA line *•* are DCCC darlings. We dealt with Conor Lamb, whose PA-18 special election is less than a month away: March 13. It's a pretty red district with a PVI of R+11. Trump beat Hillary there by a massive 58.1-38.5%. She under-performed Obama and Trump over-performed Romney. For Lamb to win, he will really need a massive wave and everything going his way.... more »

Venezuela's President Warns The U.S. To Not Ban Venezuelan Oil

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© Marco Bello / Reuters *CNN: **Maduro warns Trump not to ban Venezuelan oil* Venezuela's president has a message for President Trump: Don't do it. President Nicolas Maduro sharply warned Trump on Thursday not to ban Venezuelan oil from the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week that the United States was considering a ban to pressure Maduro to adopt democratic reforms. The oil embargo would be "one of the biggest mistakes in international politics that @realDonaldTrump would commit," Maduro tweeted Thursday after a press conference. He added: "The oil emb... more »

So that's why men avoid housework!

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
The Independent reports: Regular use of cleaning sprays has an impact on lung health comparable with smoking a pack of cigarettes every day, according to a new study. The research followed more than 6,000 people over a 20 year period and found women in particular suffered significant health problems after long-term use of these products. Lung function decline in women working as cleaners or regularly using cleaning products at home was comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 to 20 years. The scientists who carried out the study advised that such products should be avoi... more »

PINE RIDGE -- Celebrating Young Social Change Makers, Gathering on the Homeland

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
CELEBRATING YOUNG SOCIAL CHANGE MAKERS OF YESTERDAY and TODAY PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, South Dakota The "Gathering on the Homeland: Solidarity, Decolonization and Celebrating Acts of Resistance" is a two-day event being held in the heart of native resistance in Indian Country, the Oglala Lakota Nation. "Along with the beauty and power of 10,000 people

Are Drones The Future Of War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Click on Image to Enlarge* Via ‘Drone Survival Guide’ *Paul Scharre; Jacquelyn Schneider and Julia Macdonald, Foreign Affairs: **Why Drones Are Still the Future of War* *Troops Will Learn to Trust Them* In a recent Foreign Affairs article, Jacquelyn Schneider and Julia Macdonald argue, based on their research interviewing U.S. ground troops, that troops prefer close air support from inhabited (“manned”) rather than uninhabited (“unmanned”) aircraft, or drones. After citing the limitations of today’s drones and anti-drone cultural attitudes among troops, they go on to say that “bu... more »

Was British Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn A Paid Spy For The Czech Secret Police During The Cold War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn (l) in the 1980s *Daily Mail:* *Corbyn 'The Collaborator': Czech Communist spy reveals how he recruited Labour leader in the Cold War and used him as an 'asset' to create network of informants in Russian operation* * Ex Czech secret agent Jan Sarkocy said Jeremy Corbyn was a paid informant * Said he was rated by Russia who made plans to move him out there if discovered * Labour leader's spokesman dismissed the allegations branding them 'smears' Jeremy Corbyn was a paid informant of the Czech secret police at the height of the Cold War, a former Communist secret agent ... more »

Methyldopa found effective for preventing onset of type 1 diabetes

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/methyldopa-found-effective-for-preventing-onset-of-type-1-diabetes/ Advertisements

RCOG Guidelines for Blood Transfusion in Obstetrics

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/rcog-guidelines-for-blood-transfusion-in-obstetrics/

Digital scanning technology that could halve the number of liver biopsies

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/digital-scanning-technology-that-could-halve-the-number-of-liver-biopsies/

New soft and elastic vaginal mesh is without complications

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/new-soft-and-elastic-vaginal-mesh-is-without-complications/

Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer : BMJ

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/ultra-processed-foods-linked-to-cancer-bmj/

Novel bedside imaging technology for faster detection of deep lung infections

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/novel-bedside-imaging-technology-for-faster-detection-of-deep-lung-infections/

Rosuvastatin most peferred statin for hyperlipidaemia

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/rosuvastatin-most-peferred-statin-for-hyperlipidaemia/

Hand hygiene protocols lower antibiotic requirement and mortality

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/hand-hygiene-protocols-lower-antibiotic-requirement-and-mortality/

Cranial Electrical Stimulation helpful in Depression & Anxiety

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/cranial-electrical-stimulation-helpful-in-depression-anxiety/

Higher intakes of yogurt associated with reduction in risk of MI

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/higher-intakes-of-yogurt-associated-with-reduction-in-risk-of-mi/

There is No Justice in Our World

Eric Margolis at - 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] A gathering of rich oil Arabs pledged $30 billion this week at a meeting in Kuwait to start rebuilding war-shattered Iraq. Sounds nice but these kinds of conclaves are notorious for offering big but delivering little. The event was billed as helping Iraq repair war damage caused by ISIS. In fact, most of the damage from that short-lived conflict was caused by US bombing and a few Russian air strikes. ISIS, as this column has long been crying in the wilderness, was largely a paper tiger confected by the US, Britain and France to justify their military re-entry in... more »

The Result of Mueller’s Investigation: Nothing

Paul Craig Roberts at - 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] Robert Mueller discredited himself and his orchestrated Russiagate investigation today (Friday, February 16, 2018) with his charges that 13 Russians and three Russian companies plotted to use social media to influence the 2016 election. Their intent, Mueller says, was to “sow discord in the US political system.” What pathetic results to come from a nine month investigation! Note that the hyped Russian hacking of Hillary’s emails that we have heard about every day is no where to be found in Mueller’s charges. In its place there is “use of social media to sow disc... more »

Junk Science Draft UN Climate Report: Poor People Will be Hit Worst

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 14 hours ago
Over 150 years ago oil was discovered in America. Its discovery resulted in the end of the whaling industry, the development of the automobile and tractor, and a greatly increased standard of living for the American people. That fuel, along with coal, was later used to power the industrial behemoth that was later used to defeat … Continue reading "Junk Science Draft UN Climate Report: Poor People Will be Hit Worst"

If Racism is Worse than Ever In America Then “”Black Panther” Wouldn’t Even Be Allowed to Exist”…Pop-Star Justin Bieber

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 14 hours ago
What does Justin Bieber have to do with Climate Change you ask? Why should readers of CO2isLife care about what Justin Bieber has to say? Because he exposed one of the most deplorable, despicable, and reprehensible tactics of the Political Left. Their lust for power drives them to make Bigoted Statements about Christians, demonize White … Continue reading "If Racism is Worse than Ever In America Then “”Black Panther” Wouldn’t Even Be Allowed to Exist”…Pop-Star Justin Bieber"

This is What True Russian Collusion Looks Like

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 14 hours ago
With the recent release of the memo regarding the Mueller indictments of 13 Russians, it is becoming more and more clear that the FBI doesn’t have a clue as to what they are looking for. Obama conspiring with the Russian President to have more flexibility “after my election,” smacks of Woodrow Willson running on an … Continue reading "This is What True Russian Collusion Looks Like"

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Half the States Don't Require Background Check video Financial insiders contemplate “imminent” 2018 US stock market crash of up to “50%” Ex-chief of BP-acquired solar giant foresees renewables revolution The End Of The Petrodollar? China Unveils Oil-Futures Launch Date ATF Warns Over Spread Of Untraceable DIY "Ghost Guns" *“There’s nothing the ATF can do... ATF can’t go shut down the people who are selling these parts because these parts are not regulated,” * Peter Thiel Ditches "Intolerant" Silicon Valley For LA, May Quit Facebook Board FBI Admits It Investiga... more »

BREAKING: Three things we saw on cable last night!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018We'll save the worst for last:* Ever so quickly, we'll cite three things we saw last night on our flailing, floundering nation's pitiful "cable news" channels. At one point, we saw the "opening monologue" on Sean Hannity's show. On this, the evening of the indictments, he offered his monologue beneath a large graphic proclaiming this: *URANIUM ONE* Readers, we sh*t you not! No transcript has yet been posted. Beyond that, we expect to discuss Uranium One next week, within an award-winning report entitled Krugman Ignored, or something much like that. F... more »

Iraq Has Highest Oil Revenue Since Sep 2014

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq’s oil production and exports have continued to climb throughout the last year. That has coincided with an increase in international oil prices. Together that led Baghdad to earn the most money in January 2018 since the fall of 2014. January Iraq exportedan average of 3.758 million barrels a day in petroleum. That was down from December’s 3.854 million, which was the highest figure Iraq had ever achieved. Of January’s total, the Oil Ministry was responsible for 3.490 million barrels. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) did not release any official data, but Iraq Oil Repor... more »

This Day In Iraqi History – Feb 17

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1917 British crossed Shumran bend outflanking Ottoman forces in campaign to recapture Kut 1981 UN Rep Palme went to Iran and Iraq for 3rdtime to try to negotiate ceasefire 1995 Temporary ceasefire made between PUK and KDP during civil war 1998 Clinton told Pentagon US had to stop Iraq from getting WMD and nuclear weapons 2003 U2 spy planes began flying over Iraq for UN weapons inspectors 2003 Turkish parliament delayed vote to allow deployment of US troops for Iraq invasion due to domestic opposition 2003 IAEA found that Iraq-Niger uranium docs were fakes (Musings On... more »

Laguna Pueblo Dorothy Purley Exposed Nuclear Holocaust on Native Lands, in Censored 'Trespassing' Film

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Dorothy Purley's words will again ring out as one victory is celebrated in the Mojave Desert at Ward Valley By Brenda Norrell Censored News Before her death from cancer, Laguna Pueblo uranium miner Dorothy Purley, exposed bow the Anaconda uranium mine sent Pueblos to their deaths, working in the uranium mines without protective clothing. Dorothy's words still ring out in the film

Is There A Problem With The FBI?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Roger Simon, PJ Media:* *What Do We Do about the Biased and Incompetent FBI?* *It's bad enough for a law enforcement agency to be biased. It's even worse for it to be biased and incompetent.* But the latter seems to be an apt characterization of our Federal Bureau of Investigation in the wake of the killings in Parkland, Florida, where, by their own admission, the organization overlooked warnings about the killer that could have saved seventeen students and teachers from mass murder. This is no mere bureaucratic slip-up and the demand by Governor Scott for the resignation of FBI ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

"Fukushima Update 2/17/2018: 16,273.35 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated February 10, 2018: Fukushima Equals 16,273.35 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of February 10, 2018 - 2,523 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 16,273.35 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it... more »

Syrian Army deploys massive mortars for upcoming offensive in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Among the great number of Syrian Army battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled artillery guns, armed trucks and assault troops arriving at Damascus for an incoming government offensive against militant groups in the East Ghouta region is also some of the largest mortar pieces in contemporary service with any army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic video: ISIS annihilates Syrian rebels amid extermination battle in south Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) – A month-long operation by Islamic State forces against Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) for control of the Yarmouk Camp distinct town in southern Damascus has seen the latter faction get totally annihilated by the former. Both opposition and government observer sources in Damascus describe the fighting […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: ISIS on the verge of capturing entire south Damascus district as Al-Qaeda faces total defeat

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:13 P.M.) – Amid a new and possibly final push, Islamic State forces are on the verge of seizing a very large and long-disputed district town in southern Damascus from Al-Qaeda-linked militants. Beginning several hours ago, ISIS has launched what could possibly be its final assault to capture the entire district town of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army high-tech T-90 battle tanks to be used in east Damascus for first time ever

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:43 P.M.) – For the first time ever, the Syrian Army is to deploy T-90 main battle tanks (the best armored combat vehicle available to its slowly modernizing arsenal of weapons) in the eastern Damascus city area. With the arrival of the elite Tiger Forces Division to Damascus for an imminent offensive against […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEOS: Endless convoy of Syrian Army battle tanks, heavy artillery and troops arrives in Damascus as elite forces prepare for big offensive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:09 P.M.) – Amid what seems to be a never-ending Syrian Army military convoy of troops and heavy equipment, more main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery pieces and armed trucks continue to arrive in Damascus as elite forces prepare for a major offensive operation against militant groups across the city’s East Ghouta region. All […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army armored convoy arriving in east Damascus ‘largest I’ve ever seen’ – military source

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:35 P.M.) – A massive Syrian Army convoy of tanks, artillery, infantry fighting vehicles and cannon-armed trucks belonging to the elite Tiger Forces Division has begun to arrive in Damascus for a major operation against militant groups across the city’s eastern districts. The convoy – some four kilometers in length – has been […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking video: Huge convoy of Syrian Army Tiger Forces tanks, artillery and armored carriers arrives in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 P.M.) – A huge convoy of troops and heavy equipment belonging to an elite formation of the Syrian Arab Army has begun to arrive in Damascus ahead of a major government offensive against militant groups throughout the capital’s eastern districts. Within the last hour, military-affiliated sources confirmed that assault regiments of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Former CIA head says US meddles in election of other countries, but ‘for their own good’ (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The hubris is amazing. More The post Former CIA head says US meddles in election of other countries, but ‘for their own good’ (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

The U.S. Has Given Pakistan A New “Hit List” Of Nearly A Dozen Top Militants To 'Pick-Up' Or 'Take-Down'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a meeting with U.S. Commander General Joseph L Votel has reiterated support to an Afghan-led peace process and reconciliation process but insisted that the blame game should be ended. In a meeting with Commander United States Central Command (US CENTCOM), General Joseph L Votel, at the General Headquarters on Monday, the COAS said that Islamabad has played a vital role for peace in region, reports the Daily Times. *Kimberly Dozier, Cipher Brief:* *US Demands Pakistan Arrest "Hit List" of Top Haqqani & Taliban Leader... more »

Donald Trump has set a new record by going an entire year without holding a news conference.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Hurry get him off the stage, they're asking questions. Courtesy of CNN: *Exactly one year ago today, Donald Trump held the first formal solo news conference of his presidency. * *He hasn't held a single one since. * *That puts him dead last among the group of recent presidents. In his first year in office, President Barack Obama held 11 formal news conferences while his predecessor, George W. Bush, held four. Bill Clinton held 14. George H.W. Bush held a whopping 26! (All of these stats come courtesy of Michael Calderone's terrific "Morning Media" newsletter.) * *Trump has made n... more »

Hero Citizen Stops Mass Shooting in a Church, Cops Show Up and Shoot HIM—Media Silent

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: church] A potentially deadly mass shooting in a church of 100 people was foiled this week by a hero citizen who then became the victim of trigger-happy cops who shot the wrong man. The post Hero Citizen Stops Mass Shooting in a Church, Cops Show Up and Shoot HIM—Media Silent appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Denis Rancourt's letter to president Jacques Fremont of the University of Ottawa, Canada

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 15 hours ago
By Denis Rancourt READ MY LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, CANADA (Direct link to the PDF file is here) I'm not going to stop seeking and speaking the truth as I see it, regarding science, society, and institutional malfeasance; including helping students, teachers and others who suffer the consequences of speaking out or acting to change things. But we who resist the

New Comment Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
As this blog is WNU Editor's responsibility, and I must conform to Google Blogger policies, I reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrator and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning

What Is Actually In Yesterday's Indictment Against 13 Russians And 3 Russian Organizations (You Have To Read The Thing)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Da Tech Guy Blog: *DatechGuy Reads the Mueller Indictment Some Fun Facts (expect Updates) Where’s the Beef* I’m reading the Mueller indictments and I’m noticing several things that could be charged of dreamers and other fun stuff. Section 1 and section 24 notes that it’s against US law for “certain foreign nationals” to enter the US without a visa providing truthful and accurate information to the government. Apparently these laws don’t apply to dreamers and those who brought them. Section 4 states defendants posed as us Citizens and attempted to use social media to attract US au... more »

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*IBD Investors Editorial*: *U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud * Elections: American democracy has a problem — a voting problem. According to a new study of U.S. Census data, America has more registered voters than actual live voters. It's a troubling fact that puts our nation's future in peril. The data come from Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project. The group looked at data from 2011 to 2015 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, along with data from the federal Election Assistance Commi... more »

Preachers Jailed for Talking About Christianity Without Getting Police Permission First

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: preachers] Two Christian preachers were arrested in West Windsor, New Jersey after preaching the Gospel without obtaining permission and for attempting to record the encounter with police. The post Preachers Jailed for Talking About Christianity Without Getting Police Permission First appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Innocent 84yo Grandmother Assaulted by Police as They Did a Welfare Check on Her Neighbor

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: grandmother] While police were conducting a welfare check on her neighbor, an innocent 84-year-old grandmother was savagely assaulted, thrown to the ground, and ended up in the hospital. The post Innocent 84yo Grandmother Assaulted by Police as They Did a Welfare Check on Her Neighbor appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Are Things Not As Bad As We Think?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
This morning, *The Guardian* has published an excerpt from Steven Pinker's latest book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. Pinker is not an eternal optimist. But he has argued for quite awhile that things aren't as bad as we think. The reason we view the world darkly, he opines, is that our media are persistently negative: Every day the news is filled with stories about war, terrorism, crime, pollution, inequality, drug abuse and oppression. And it’s not just the headlines we’re talking about; it’s the op-eds and long-form stories as well. Mag... more »

Barack Obama's retrospective job approval rating is 63%.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of Gallup: *Barack Obama's legacy appears to be on the right track, as 63% of Americans in hindsight say they approve of the way he handled his job. Gallup's first measure of Obama's retrospective job approval rating places him behind only John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan among the 10 most recent presidents. Richard Nixon is rated worst today for how he handled his job, with 28% approving.* Actually whoever typed this up made a mistake as George H. Bush is also rated higher than Obama by a point, which I find unacceptable. I am also not pleased to see Jimmy Carter so far d... more »

Bay Leaf & Clove Tea Recipe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*Ingredients* 1 liter of water 3 bay leaves 5 cloves *Boil for 5 minutes and drink luke warm or cold during the day. Drink one liter for 21 days and see the difference in your body. Many are using this as a lymphatic system cleanser. Besides being good for you, it tastes quite good also. * *Note: I have drunken this tea and felt very positive changes in my body. I had a physical reaction after a few days with much mucus and a pain my in my sinus area and feeling sick to my stomach with a severe fatigue and feeling as if coming down with a cold or flu. That lasted about hal... more »

This is the Mann that The American Association for the Advancement of Science Celebrates…Truly Pathetic and Disgusting

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 16 hours ago
I Am Woman Hear Me Roar; Michael Mann’s Bullying Backfires When legitimate science organizations do anything but denounce charlitans like Michael Mann they are doing irrepreable harm to the credibility of all fields of science. Awarding Michael Mann anything for his work in science is the equivilent of celebrating Trofim Lysenko. CO2 will eventually be proven … Continue reading "This is the Mann that The American Association for the Advancement of Science Celebrates…Truly Pathetic and Disgusting"

COMING SOON IN TERRIBLE MAINSTREAM PUNDITRY ON RUSSIA

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Robert Mueller's indictment describes quite a plot: Russians making reconnaissance trips to America to refine their understanding of our political system and the ways it's vulnerable to propaganda, the use of fake identities and stolen Social Security numbers, the elevation of every candidate who threatened Hillary Clinton -- Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Jill Stein -- and the online denigration of all of Trump's enemies, the use of fake offline political theater, like the scheme to construct a mock-jail meant to house a fake Hillary Clinton for an event in Florida.... Obviously, we... more »

The Agenda Is Set, The Dollar Will Begin To Lose It’s World Dominance

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
X22Report Published on Feb 16, 2018 Global trade wars have begun. Tariffs are being considered, Trump will make the decision by April 11. The last time the American public was so confident the stock market crashed. This is when the central bankers make their move, when everyone feels good and the illusion takes hold they bring […]

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
All tracks lead to a new open thread. A kind reader suggested this image for an open thread and provided me with the background to it: This is a painting by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson *The Soul of the Soulless City (‘New York - an Abstraction’) *1920. An extract from the Tate write-up: *New York - an Abstraction *was painted in London after Nevinson's return from New York in 1919 and before his next visit in October 1920 for a second exhibition at Frederick Keppel & Co. The poor reception of this exhibition may have accelerated Nevinson's disaffection with the city. His ... more »

Bull

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Raging Bull Someone has been making waves this week, and it would be remiss of a blog like this not to crack open the popcorn and chronicle it. So here goes... Continuing his Ovid-like metamorphosis into a rampaging bull (or maybe even the Minotaur), Baron Adonis, of Camden Town in the London Borough of Camden has been charging at the BBC all week. He began it by agreeing with a tweet which said that *Today* is "under Tory management" and "shamelessly pro-Brexit". Then he continued with statements like, "The BBC largely created Farage" and "The BBC is substantially responsible fo... more »

Trump Will Likely Be Remembered As A Benedict Arnold, Not As A Father Coughlin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Thursday night I was down in Huntington Beach for a house party for Laura Oatman, the progressive running against Dana Rohrabacher. It was great. Laura and Marianne Williamson tag-teamed and it was amazing. At some point a man had asked Laura if she "had the stomach" for such a tough race. You should have seen the two mama bears in action! "The *stomach*?"asked Marianne with either incredulity or outrage. "She has a womb!" Laura then said "And this womb produced 5 children in 5 years. Her husband looked a little embarrassed but the statement brought down the roof. Rohrabacher wil... more »

Jeremy Corbyn urged to come clean over 'links to Soviet bloc spy agencies' as MI6 chief raps 'naive' Labour leader per The Sun

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
The Sun reports https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5590233/jeremy-corbyn-links-soviet-spy-claims-labour/ more on the Jeremy Corbyn links to at least one Communist regime during the Cold War. '... Sir Richard [Dearlove], who lead MI6 from 1999-2004, was also the Secret Intelligence Service's head of station in Prague in the 1970s.The ex-spymaster added: "These are genuine documents which shows he was targeted and the case was advanced, at a time when a very unpleasant Czech regime was persecuting dissidents. They were the enemies of the West."They wouldn't have targeted him unless the... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings so far this year* If you’ve been online in the last 24-hours you’ve probably heard this factoid about the number of school shootings that have (supposedly) taken place so far this year: But as the Washington Post points out today, this claim comes from the anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety which uses some dubious methods to pad the numbers. Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings. Take, for example, what it counts as the year’s first: On the afternoon of Jan. ... more »

Southern California woman claims she saw Bigfoot; sues California to prove it

White Wolf at White Wolf - 17 hours ago
A Crestline woman said she spotted a sasquatch in the San Bernardino mountains and filed a lawsuit to prove it. "If they wanted to hurt us that day they could have," Claudia Ackley said. "We were right there." Ackley was hiking a trail in Blue Jay with her two daughters on March 17, 2017, between 6:30 and 7 p.m. She said her daughters noticed it first. "They're standing right there frozen looking at something," Ackley said. She believes they were looking at Bigfoot. "He looked like a Neanderthal man with a lot of hair," Ackley said. "About 800 pounds. I was trying to tell it to ... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Snow-covered beaches? Chilly iguanas? They are part of a mysterious ‘hole’ in global warming* *Mysterious is the word. You can't have a hole in warming. Thermodynamics would not allow it. The "hole" discussed below is just a fancy name for saying that over large areas reality does not match the theory. It's just another example of special pleading, which always weakens the theory. In science, very little special pleading would be tolerated before the theory is discarded* Frigid iguanas in Florida. Snowball fights on North Carolina’s beaches. Recent winters have delivered a b... more »

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The BBC excitedly report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43095881 on the latest developments in the Russia - Trump affair. The mood music is that Trump and the Russians were linked. However read on just past the point where lead line readers have stopped reading and you find this: 'Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was no allegation that any American was "a knowing participant in this illegal activity" nor was it alleged that the meddling altered the election outcome.' Best not repeat that line too often BBC, you wouldn't want the mood music to go off-key.

What does the USAF want with light attack aircraft?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Air Force Magazine reports: The Air Force has set aside $2.4 billion in the five-year future years defense program to start buying a new fleet of light attack aircraft ... The service announced earlier this month it was scrapping the planned combat demonstration in favor of a second experiment with two of the four original participants. That experiment, which will take place this summer at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., will be focused on integrating sensors onto the aircraft. *. . .* Exactly how many aircraft the service intends to buy, though, is still not clear. *. . .* Air Comba... more »

Poignancy Around QAnon

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 18 hours ago
Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Breaking: Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces start arriving en-mass in east Damascus for major offensive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:21 P.M.) – An elite detachment of the Syrian Arab Army is rushing its main assault units to eastern Damascus amid a looming offensive operation – anticipated for nearly a week now – against militant groups in the region. The main storming regiments and fire support units of the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ice-Free Greenland Cooling, Not Warming

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 18 hours ago
Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen et al. Contrasting temperature trends across the ice-free part of Greenland. Scientific Reports, volume 8, Article number: 1586 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41598-018-19992-w Temperature changes in the Arctic have notable impacts on ecosystem structure and functioning, on soil carbon dynamics, and … Continue reading →

Pharmagunndon in America

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Note: Teresa Wrote this post in 2012, after the shooting by Adam Lanza in Newtown, CT. Seems this post should just be "on deck" at any given moment in the USA. By Teresa Conrick Here at Age of Autism, we...

Age of Reactive Attachment Disorder?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Our community is none too pleased to see reports that the Florida shooter "may have had autism." Our children, from tots to teens to twenties and beyond, are not innately cruel. They may be terribly violent at times most often...

This is what it is like to experience a school shooting first hand.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Scariest part of it all was knowing my little brother was right above me and not knowing if I would ever see him again. I’ve never really treated him the way he deserved. Not anymore. Seeing his face outside of school was the most relief I had ever felt. My prayers to all. pic.twitter.com/Iq8CHVNXd0 — Uncle Sam Zeif (@SzZeif) February 15, 2018 I cannot even begin to tell you how hard these words hit me. Though if you are a human being perhaps I do not have to. We need men and women in Congress and the Senate who feel that same emotional impact after reading something like this. N... more »

"Trump Is Disposable, He's The Doorman - 'The Deep State Runs The Show'"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Trump Is Disposable, He's The Doorman -* * 'The Deep State Runs The Show'"* by Jeff Thomas Picture this: A tribal leader from a distant country visits the US. He’s brought to a large apartment building in New York City. When he gets out of the car, he looks up at the great building and is quite impressed. A uniformed doorman exits the foyer and comes out on the sidewalk. The tribesman sees the gold braiding and brass buttons of his coat and immediately decides that this is a very important person. Again he looks up at the building and says to the doorman, “This is a very great hom... more »

The Stupid Progressive Rants

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
Start Here. I've mentioned this topic before on my blog. In Mexico, military style weapons are illegal. The best source of high grade military weaponry to US citizens is Mexico. They are smuggled across the border the same as drugs are and are sold for top dollar. They are sourced in the Middle East, and from military stores in Central America (sold out the back door for cash by underpaid soldiers in banana republics with no 'end user certificate'). Democrats complain about too many guns. You'd think that they would want the border wall to be constructed to keep them out -- from th... more »

The BBC joins the usual suspects

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
The anti-*Daily Mail* campaign group Stop Funding (Free Speech) Hate has scored another victory with (Centre Parks) Center Parcs withdrawing its advertising from the hated newspaper after Richard Littlejohn published an article there expressing a widely-held, socially-conservative view on the family that children benefit most from being raised by a man and woman. Naturally, the usual suspects went into overdrive in response. The BBC News website has the story among its main headlines this morning, unlike Sky News or ITV News. The BBC's report about it reads as being unsympatheti... more »

Taking flight

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Is it a 'good news story for the BBC' or a 'bad news story for the BBC' that Quentin Letts of *The Daily Mail *has fled BBC Radio's 4 *Today *for BBC Radio 3's *Breakfast*? Or does the 'good news for the BBC' balance out the 'bad news for the BBC' here? After all, Quentin may be fed up with *Today *but, instead of fleeing the BBC altogether, has merely taken refuge with yet another part of the BBC, and now feels very happy there? Quentin's piece in the *Mail*, which I learned about via Alan at Biased-BBC, struck a strong chord with me because I've also recently stopped listening t... more »

FBI focused on “Russian trolls”, while brushing off multiple warnings about Florida school killer (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Should heads roll over FBI mishandling of Nikolas Cruz case? More The post FBI focused on “Russian trolls”, while brushing off multiple warnings about Florida school killer (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Sarah Silverman & Ahed Tamimi

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 21 hours ago
Jews have to stand up EVEN when — ESPECIALLY when — the wrongdoing is BY Jews/the Israeli government. https://t.co/vIKDxgLm41— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 16, 2018 I was disgusted... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Atlantis against Mu

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The names are essentially wrong but this does not matter. The narrative is similar to Indian scriptures as well. I do think that our future will be much different than this as we will empower the natural community and the true wisdom of humanity were all strive for true wisdom and mastery. Otherwise a cycle of continuing human folly is not to be recommended. Most important do observe the passing of these narratives and the limits in what can be shared. What is science and a spaceship except loan words to confuse us? ... more »

The Irish, Scottish and Sami Indians of the Southeastern United States

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: The Irish, Scottish and Sami Indians of the Southeastern United States] The missing detail in understanding history is that Lewis and Glastonbury ( Tin mines ) along with the Grand Maan copper mine in Wales were the Eastern anchors for the great circle route that connected to Georgia at least and further north to New England as well.The Bronze Age from 2500 BC through 1159 BC brought metal from the Americas to Bimini for assembly for the run to Lewis along the great circle route. The Great circle route continued to operate effectively to the present. The Norse and the T... more »

From bean to bar

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
None of this can truly change until we master the resolution of poverty itself. That must include the natural availability of the four hour shift directly tied to Community needs. Education itself needs to stop been a mere warehouse and a directed experience aimed at optimizing results. Yet way more important, we need to correctly support the agricultural enterprise with robots. Grass must be cut back and machetes can be operated by robots as easily as kids. Our problem is that it is either or. That is going to change out over the next generation. Yet for all the compla... more »

Chinese traditional medicine gains popularity at home and abroad

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What Chinese traditional medicine needs mostly is a modern marketing solution. The science is purportedly empirical in its origins and certainly its longevity is supported by empirical results. The actual original discovery process though was surely channeled in the same way we are seeing discoveries been channeled in the amazon using ayahuasca. This process invalidates nothing because that demands empirical means which four thousand years of practice has provided. The real challenge is to understand best practice and that has been limited by diagnostic skill and the human min... more »

Is a New Israel-Gaza War Looming?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
PressTVUK Published on Feb 16, 2018 Is another Israel-Gaza war looming? Palestinian, Arab and Israeli media are talking about the looming possibility of another war between Israel and Gaza. The Arabic Daily Al Hayat says that the Gaza strip is preparing for a confrontation with Israel within the next few days. end

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Republican logic.

Iran Rattled By Its Currency Devaluation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Currency devaluation against US dollar rattles Iran* Tehran, Iran - Iran has introduced new monetary measures to halt the devaluation of the country's currency, a move seen as a setback to President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to bring investment and create more jobs following a 2015 nuclear deal. The rial has been on a downward spiral, falling to an all-time low against the US dollar on Wednesday, when it traded for 50,000 rials, 30 percent higher than its value in August 2017. But the rial posted a slight rebound later in the day, when police arrested black-market c... more »

Kurdish YPG deny any Syrian soldiers entering Afrin

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
As Turkish forces continue to pound the Kurdish militias entrenched in Syria’s Afrin, the latter refute claims about making arrangements with the Syrian government in order to solve their current predicament. Rojhat Roj, commander of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin debunked reports about Kurdish militias making an agreement with Damascus to have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian gov’t calls on civilians to return home to southeast Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – The Syrian government has called on the displaced civilians from the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate to return home, as the area has been cleared from all jihadists. With the entire region near the eastern railway under government control, civilians are now able to return home for the first […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video: US plans to keep armed forces in Syria forever – Lavrov

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 A.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with Euronews in Moscow, Friday, about the illegal US military presence in Syria, the Kurdish issue and the alleged Russian interference in the US electoral process. “It’s clear that the USA has some strategy which I believe entails staying in Syria with its armed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Snowboarder Ledecká wins super-G skiing gold

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
*Excessive specialization is often overrated* Czechia currently has 1+2+2 Olympic medals which places us at the 13th spot right now – second among the countries with 1 gold after Japan and ahead of Slovak brothers with 1+2+0 who got their gold from Russian-born biathlete Nasťa Kuzminová. A 20 times lower population of Czechoslovakia is enough to earn the same eight medals as the Unistatians. ;-) We got a silver medal from Ms Martina Sáblíková, a speed skater: it's her 6th Olympic medal. She's also competing in bicycle competitions – another example of the versatility I will discuss.... more »

The World's Largest Arms Sellers By Company And Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The world's largest arms sellers by company and country pic.twitter.com/ike8ZxTWEh — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 16, 2018

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash https://t.co/o6ANveOtg6 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 17, 2018 Newly minted President Cyril Ramaphosa targets graft, vows jobs in 'new dawn' for South Africahttps://t.co/3y1c7QotNa pic.twitter.com/Q3OCwuz4T7 — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 16, 2018 In just 8 days this month, the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Israel and Iran intensified the conflict in Syria. Here’s what it looked like. https://t.co/3C4ZfFuTGq — New York Times Video (@nytvideo) February 16, 2018 All Five Eyes countries have now officially blamed ... more »

Is The U.S. Wasting Billions On Nuclear Bombs?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A B61-12 model at the Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee. Photograph: National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office *Julian Borger, The Guardian:* *US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts* * Washington to spend billions upgrading cold-war-era B61 bombs * NTI report says weapons are potentially catastrophic liability The US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned in Europe, although the weapons may be useless as a deterrent and a potentially catastrophic security liab... more »

Dutch Lies Over Putin’s ‘Aggression’ Expose NATO War Agenda

Finian Cunningham at - 1 day ago
[image: undefined] Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte was this week forced to bear a parliamentary vote of no confidence after his foreign minister finally came clean over a dangerous lie he has been telling for two years concerning Russian President Vladimir Putin. Halbe Zijlstra quit in shame on Monday as the country’s foreign minister after admitting that a story he had peddled about personally hearing Putin plotting to create a “greater Russia” was false. That then forced premier Rutte to endure a “no confidence” motion from parliamentarians. In the end, Rutte survived the v... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reenactment of the first train arrival at the Victory Road in Leningrad, commemorating the 75-year anniversary since ending the Siege. © Sputnik/ Alexei Danichev *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures (February 10-16)* (Sputnik).

Government regulation of social media would be a cure far worse than the disease

Paul Levinson, Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Thirteen Russians were charged Friday with using social media to interfere with the 2016 election. A media expert explains why this should not lead to government regulation of social media.

There Are Five Proxy Wars Underway In Syria Right Now

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Time:* *These 5 Proxy Battles Are Making Syria's Civil War Increasingly Complicated* Seven years into Syria’s “civil war,” the country is at greater risk than ever of being overrun by the proxy wars of other nations. These five facts explain just some of the foreign clashes currently raging in Syria. *Israel vs. Iran* Over the weekend, Israel intercepted an Iranian drone that had flown into Israeli airspace from neighboring Syria through Jordan. Iran has been openly supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for some time now (much of that through its proxy Hezbolla... more »

Will Missouri Have The Worst Senate Race Of 2018? It Just Took Another Step In That Direction

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
On Thursday the Senate Majority Super-PAC, which is controlled by Schumer released 2 videos essentially the same, one for Indiana conservative Joe Donnelly and one for Missouri conservative Claire McCaskill (above). The message of the 2 ads is that the GOP tax scam that both voted against gives 83% of the benefits to the richest one percent of the population while adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt. And the Republicans plan to pay for it by cutting Medicare. Strong messaging-- but these two will need strong messaging in these two red states. Each state has a daunting a PVI ... more »

Why Marvel’s Black Panther is no ordinary superhero movie

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Why Marvel’s Black Panther is no ordinary superhero movie – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42992914 Advertisements

Could plant-based plastics help tackle waste pollution?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Could plant-based plastics help tackle waste pollution? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42973529

Bloodhound Diary: Getting a grip for 2018

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Bloodhound Diary: Getting a grip for 2018 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43007415

Elon Musk: The man who sent his sports car into space

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Elon Musk: The man who sent his sports car into space – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42992143

Musk’s Tesla to stay in space for millions of years

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Musk’s Tesla to stay in space for millions of years – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43063379

UK air pollutants continue decline

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: UK air pollutants continue decline – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43074303

Genes remain active after death

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Genes remain active after death – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43046905

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: New antibiotic family discovered in dirt – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43032602

Quantum computers ‘one step closer’

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Quantum computers ‘one step closer’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43065485

‘100,000 orangutans’ killed in 16 years

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: ‘100,000 orangutans’ killed in 16 years – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42994630

Mass Shootings and Society

Cara Elizabeth Ramsey at Liz – Day By Day - 1 day ago
The shooter wasn’t mentally ill in Florida. He was pure rage, uncontrolled. His primary rage appears directed at his ex-girlfriend, who dumped him. He jumped her new boyfriend and assaulted him which is how he got expelled. He also had rage against Jewish people who make up almost half the students in that district, a […]

Why Russia's Hybrid War In Syria Is Dangerous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Richard Fernandez, PJ Media:* *Hybrid Warfare is Dangerous* The death by airstrike of a large number of Russian "mercenary troops" allegedly attacking a US backed position in Syria is reminder that hybrid/proxy/low-intensity conflict is not without risk. The New York Times described the scale of the incident. "Aleksandr Ionov, a Russian businessman working in Syria offering security and other services ... estimated after conversations with associates in several private military organizations that more than 200 Russians might have been killed. ... not all those killed were Russian... more »

Is The U.S. Giving Russian President Putin 'Plausible Deniability' For Last Weeks Russian Military Assault Against U.S. Forces And Allies That Resulted In Hundreds Of Russian Casualties?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *Don't Be Fooled: Russia Attacked U.S. Troops in Syria* *Mattis gave Putin "plausible deniability" for a military assault that went badly awry. * If you've been listening just to the Kremlin and the Pentagon, you probably didn't know that Russia attacked American forces and their allies in Syria last week, suffering heavy casualties. Yes, all sides admit that there was an incident at a U.S. base in Deir Ezzor. And that elements of the Syrian regime and Shiite militias participated in the assault. The Pentagon and Kremlin both acknowledge that Russian "mer... more »

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 1 day ago
** No Tuxedos Required ** *Brought To You By BLUESJUNKY: Chair of Music - Middle Finger Symphony Music Director*

ISIS scores big advance in Yarmouk Camp, entire district nearly captured

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 A.M.) – For the second time this week, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has scored a big advance in the Yarmouk Camp District, seizing several areas from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. According to the terrorist group’s official media wing, their forces began the day by attack HTS’ positions at the Al-Malyoun and Al-Mashrou’ […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US aims to separate part of Syria to create Kurdish-dominated autonomy – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has commented on the situation in the war-plagued Syria, including the issue of US military presence in the country and its support of Kurdish factions. “It is clear that the United States has some strategy which I believe entails staying in Syria forever with its armed forces… They are gearing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

False Flags Ramp Up As Deep State In Panic

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Feb 15, 2018 The Deep State is in panic with Trump going after their unelected power structure, and they’re attempting to destabilize the country with continuous false flags. end

US Intel: North Korea Planning Preemptive Strike Between March 28th And April 2nd?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Feb 16, 2018 Alex Jones reveals exclusive US Intel about North Korea’s plan to preemptively strike Japan with ICBMs between March 28th and April 2nd, following the feigning peace at the winter Olympics. end

FAKE NEWS: Lie About Florida Shooter Being Member Of “White Supremacist” Group Not Retracted

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Feb 16, 2018 Having breathlessly reported that Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group, media outlets across the world failed to issue retractions when it emerged that this story was completely fake news. end

US Pacific Command Admiral Ready for War with China, But Hopes It Won’t Happen

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US Pacific Command Admiral Ready for War with China, But Hopes It Won’t Happen by https://www.rt.com/ The next US ambassador to Australia and the current Pacific Command (PACOM) Admiral Harry Harris addressed Congress with a hardline proposal to deter China’s growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region. – In his speech, Harris commended regional non-NATO ally Australia for […]

Lebanon to US: Stop Israeli Violations

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Feb 15, 2018 Read more on our website: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02… The Lebanese president has asked the visiting US Secretary of State to try and end Israel’s violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty. Michel Aoun told Rex Tillerson that Beirut will not accept Israel’s claim to parts of the Lebanese waters where the country plans to drill […]

Can Tillerson Prevent War with Turkey?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US-Pentagram: “Prevent war? What are you talking about? We are to start wars and more wars!” – RT America Published on Feb 16, 2018 Turkish forces continue to battle US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria. The US continues arming and funding the People’s Protection Units (YPG) despite Ankara’s regard for them as terrorists. State Secretary Rex […]

The Coward’s Way: Israel’s War on the Palestinian Young

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Coward’s Way: Israel’s War on the Palestinian Young by Stuart Littlewood, http://www.redressonline.com/ The Israeli occupation authorities arrested a 14-year-old epileptic Palestinian girl for begging. As punishment they dumped her in the Gaza Strip where she knew no-one and was cut off from her parents. – The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports how a 14-year-old epileptic Palestinian girl was arrested as […]

Global Trade Wars Begin: Ross Recommends Major Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Focusing On China, Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Global Trade Wars Begin: Ross Recommends Major Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Focusing On China, Russia by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Update 3: As previewed earlier, at noon on Friday the commerce department released reports on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s investigations into the impact on our national security from imports of steel mill products and from imports of wrought and […]

Bill And Hillary Clinton Endorsed New Balance ‘666’ Shoes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Sole Collector Published on Jan 21, 2018 One of One explores the rarest and most exclusive sneakers and the stories behind them. In the early 1990s, New Balance had a sneaker named the oddly named the NB 666. Collector Richie Roxas shares the story of how he acquired an exclusive and rare pair that happened to […]

Russia: U.S. Held Territories in Syria Have Become a Safe Haven for ISIS Terrorists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Feb 15, 2018 The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has slammed the presence of American forces near the town of al-Tanf in southeastern Syria. Maria Zakharova says US forces continue to occupy a 55-kilometer zone, adding that the area has become a shelter for the remaining members of Daesh. She says US forces have […]

Admiral Warns US Must Prepare For Possible War With China

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Admiral Warns US Must Prepare For Possible War With China by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ While we await the latest details on the ongoing trade war between the US and China, currently focusing on escalating steel and aluminum tariffs and China’s reciprocal response could be, the threat of a real war is looming. – Speaking to Congress, […]

How the Marines Could Win the Next War: Barges Armed With Railguns, Missiles and F-35s

Eugene K. Chow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Eugene K. Chow* *Security, Asia* The future is now? Storming a beach under a hail of gunfire has never been easy for the Marine Corps. But with rapid advances in technology, they now have to contend with precision missiles and other fearsome air and coastal defenses that make an already dangerous mission even riskier. “I don’t think the next fight is going to be a stability op/counterinsurgency: It’s going to be a violent, violent fight,” said Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller of future conflicts. To counter these threats, the Marines are scrambling to develop a new ... more »

How Britain Tricked a German Battleship into Sinking Itself

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *History, * A sometimes forgotten World War II tale. Just before he put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, the German officer penned a final note. "For a captain with a sense of honor, it goes without saying that his personal fate cannot be separated from that of his ship," wrote Hans Langsdorff on December 19, 1939, in a hotel room in Buenos Aires. Langsdorff finished his letter to the Nazi ambassador to Argentina, lay down on a German battle flag, and shot himself. Langsdorff had been the commander of the *Admiral Graf Spee*, which had been prowling t... more »

In 2003, a Chinese Submarine Sank Mysteriously. How the Crew Died Is Horrifying.

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* Now we know what happenned. On April 25, 2003 the crew of a Chinese fishing boat noticed a strange sight—a periscope drifting listlessly above the surface of the water. The fishermen notified the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) which promptly dispatched two vessels to investigate. At first the PLAN believed the contact to be an intruding submarine from South Korea or Japan. But when Chinese personnel finally recovered the apparent derelict they realized it was one of their own diesel-electric submarines, the Ming-class *361*. When they ... more »

Get Ready, North Korea: The Army Plans to Buy Nearly 150,000 Artillery Shells

Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol* *Security, Asia* Just in case. The Army plans to buy nearly 150,000 artillery shells next fiscal year as soldiers train to fight conventional wars again. The Army’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget calls for purchasing an eye-popping 148,297 155mm shells, including 1,189 GPS-guided Excalibur rounds designed for use in danger-close situations, officials told reporters on Tuesday. The order reflects a 825% increase from the 16,573 155mm shells the Army planned on purchasing this fiscal year. “We are training to fight a decisive-action conflict,” said M... more »

Why China's J-20 Is No Match for the F-22 of F-35

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* The engines are the problem China’s first fifth-generation aircraft is having a major issue. As Dave Majumdar previously covered, China recently declared that its J-20 fighter jet had attained initial operational capability. “China's latest J-20 stealth fighter has been commissioned into the air force's combat service,” China’s Defense Ministry said on February 9. Chinese analysts touted the country’s achievement as breaking the Western stranglehold on stealthy aircraft. "The J-20 will also change the history of the air force in Asia-Pacific regi... more »

Want to Take on North Korea? Engage Its People.

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* Washington should play the long game, instead of seeing military action as the easy answer. For someone so determined to present a macho image of dominance, President Donald Trump exhibits a nervous fixation with North Korea. That worry, even fear was evident in his State of the Union speech. The president made Pyongyang a focus of his address. He highlighted the threat supposedly posed by Kim regime as well as its crimes against humanity. Yet the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a small, impoverished and isolated state. Its nuclear ambitio... more »

Trump's Plan to Protect America's Nuclear Capabilities

Michaela Dodge at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michaela Dodge* *Security, North America* [image: U.S. President Trump delivers first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington] Trump's nuclear posture plan reflects the current bipartisan recognition that the world has grown far more dangerous since 2010. On February 2, the Trump administration published its review of U.S. nuclear forces and policy. The congressionally mandated Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) builds upon prudent elements of the Obama administration’s plans to modernize America’s nuclear weapons. But it departs from the optimism expr... more »